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Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill while Dems warn of rightward tilt Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill while Dems warn of rightward tilt
- July 12, 2018

She was one of several Harvard Law professors whom the Globe reached out to for comment on Kavanaugh . I think that's really important. He talked about how his mother teaching in Washington D.C. But there is only one case in Kavanaugh's record that is related to reproductive rights. "Low-Energy Jeb" was how Trump mocked President George W. (more...)
Alberto downgraded to tropical depression; 10 pm advisory Alberto downgraded to tropical depression; 10 pm advisory
- May 30, 2018

And just as Memorial Day marked summer's unofficial start in the U.S., Alberto gave it the unofficial start of what forecasters recently predicted would be an active hurricane season. A tropical storm warning is in effect for a stretch of coastline between Florida's Suwannee River and the Alabama-Florida border. The storm prompted Florida, Alabama and MS to launch emergency preparations over the weekend amid expectations Alberto would reach land sometime Monday . (more...)
Google guns for Spotify with new music-streaming service — YouTube Music Google guns for Spotify with new music-streaming service — YouTube Music
- May 17, 2018

As its name so plainly says, YouTube Music is all about Music. YouTube Premium contains background and offline, ad-free YouTube . But with music streaming continuing to be dominated by the likes of Spotify and Apple Music , what hope can YouTube have to break through? " Cobra Kai " is a comedy series of 10 episodes, and is a sequel to the hit franchise "Karate Kid". (more...)
Indian banks win Rs10,000 cr lawsuit against Mallya in UK Indian banks win Rs10,000 cr lawsuit against Mallya in UK
- May 10, 2018

Henshaw ruled that India's Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) judgement from January 19, 2017 which states that Mallya owes around Rs 9,000 crore to the banks, can now be legally registered and enforced in England. This is a big victory for the banks as even after they had been able to prove in the Indian court that he was a wilful defaulter they were not sure whether the British court would accept their plea. (more...)
Uber unveils flying taxi prototype ahead of annual Elevate Summit Uber unveils flying taxi prototype ahead of annual Elevate Summit
- May 09, 2018

The current plan calls for demonstration flights to begin in Dallas-Fort Worth and Los Angeles as well as Dubai in 2020, with regular commercial service starting up by 2023. Khosrowshahi said he's concentrating not just on correcting the company's past missteps but on making the necessary strides to ensure the company's future growth, including the launch of Uber Air. (more...)
Former high-ranking China politician gets life sentence for taking bribes Former high-ranking China politician gets life sentence for taking bribes
- May 09, 2018

Sun Zhengcai , a member of the ruling Politburo until he was unexpectedly ousted previous year, pleaded guilty to corruption in April. Many China politics experts and some party insiders attribute Mr. According to the prosecution, Sun had committed those crimes in the years between 2002 and 2017 during his time as a district party chief in Beijing , Minister of Agriculture, Political Bureau member of the CPC Central Committee and Party chief in north-eastern Jilin province and megacity ... (more...)
Ex-CCP official gets life for bribery Ex-CCP official gets life for bribery
- May 09, 2018

Sun had been expelled from the party and dismissed from public office in September because he was suspected of "serious discipline violations", a phrase that usually refers to bribery but increasingly also includes political disloyalty. Sun was seen by some as a candidate for leading the party in 2022. The Chinese president said in April, though, that he is opposed to life-long rule, arguing that the move to amend the constitution was definitely misinterpreted by foreign observers. (more...)
WhatsApp brings Instagram, Facebook video PiP Feature to iPhones WhatsApp brings Instagram, Facebook video PiP Feature to iPhones
- May 08, 2018

The feature has become a reality thanks to the latest update that bumps the version number to 2.18.51. WhatsApp's CEO Jan Koum might leave WhatsApp , as the differences between his and Facebook's views widen, upon user's privacy issues. (more...)
First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak
- May 03, 2018

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 23 more cases were reported since Friday, bringing the total to 121. The unusually high hospitalization rate of 51 percent shows the outbreak strain of E. All romaine from the farm linked to Alaska's cases was harvested between Mar 5 and Mar 16, and health officials said last week that the facility is now growing grass. (more...)
Baker Mayfield's agent claims Patriots were willing to trade up to No Baker Mayfield's agent claims Patriots were willing to trade up to No
- May 02, 2018

The most important position on the field should be given the most care and patience. The rest of the round was very exciting, as linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and safety Derwin James went at 16 and 17 falling because of all the quarterbacks that went. (more...)
The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199 The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199
- May 02, 2018

The Go is entirely cordless and sits somewhere between the Gear VR and Oculus Rift in terms of power, but without the need for a phone or PC. However, as of Tuesday morning, the $ 199 Oculus Go appeared to have already sold out as the Amazon listed it as now unavailable. (more...)
SpaceX Properly launches NASA's TESS hunter SpaceX Properly launches NASA's TESS hunter
- April 20, 2018

TESS will begin a two-year planet hunting mission, searching our solar-system for other alien worlds. The TESS is created to scout for planets of all sorts, especially those within the Goldilocks zone , an orbit of possible habitable stars where temperatures are not too hot and not too cold - not whether life exists beyond Earth. (more...)
Ram Nath Kovind in MP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti Ram Nath Kovind in MP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti
- April 15, 2018

He said Babasaheb has given us the Constitution which ensures equal rights and justice to all and the government is committed to protect it. In the morning, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: "Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society". (more...)
Suresh Raina ruled out of CSK's next two IPL matches Suresh Raina ruled out of CSK's next two IPL matches
- April 13, 2018

Many obliged, but that didn't stop them hurling their shoes in protest. The state administration expressed inability to ensure adequate security arrangements for the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) matches in Chennai where protests are going on, demanding setting up of a Cauvery Water Management board. (more...)
Theresa May to lead National Security Council meeting on 'barbaric' Syria attack
- April 11, 2018

Russia's offer comes as President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria . "Everybody is going to pay a price. He will, everybody will". Officials in Washington were seeking to verify early reports by rescuers and others that the Assad government was culpable. Last week Trump said he wanted to pull U.S. (more...)
Center of the Milky Way has thousands of black holes, study shows Center of the Milky Way has thousands of black holes, study shows
- April 05, 2018

What they found there: a dozen black holes paired up with stars, according to a report in the journal Nature . Searches for a small pulsar have failed, but it could be that the star cooked up super heavy elements that are decaying into ones never found on Earth . (more...)
Chinese space lab to fall to Earth within days in 'fiery demise'
- March 28, 2018

This drag force depends in part upon Tiangong-1's position and whether the station is tumbling, which is hard to know for sure. It is not now confirmed whether notoriously secretive China has been able to maintain or re-establish links with Tiangong-1, which would let them fire engines at the last minute to avoid land collisions. (more...)
That interstellar asteroid probably came from a solar system with two suns That interstellar asteroid probably came from a solar system with two suns
- March 23, 2018

With a radius of 200 meters [656 feet] and traveling at a blistering speed of 30 km (20 miles) per second, at its closest it was about 33 million km [21 million miles] from Earth. But 'Oumuamua displayed no cometary activity-no long tail, no cloud-like "coma" around its core-even after getting relatively close to the sun, so it was soon reclassified as an asteroid. (more...)
Ninja's Monthly Earnings Top $500000 Streaming Fortnite on Twitch Ninja's Monthly Earnings Top $500000 Streaming Fortnite on Twitch
- March 22, 2018

The Fortnite leprechaun skin doesn't just look great, it also seems to offer a huge strategic advantage. Do you think that Battle Royale on iOS can be a continued success? Fortnite is set in present-day Earth, where most of the population disappears in a massive, worldwide storm. (more...)
Apple Is Test Building Its Own MicroLED Displays In A Secret Facility Apple Is Test Building Its Own MicroLED Displays In A Secret Facility
- March 20, 2018

Samsung is expected to make billions of dollars supplying OLED panels for Apple's new flagship and while reports have suggested that the company is having to cut production as Apple has reduced orders, it's going to make a pretty penny nonetheless. (more...)
Kirstie Alley's heartless reaction to Stephen Hawking death Kirstie Alley's heartless reaction to Stephen Hawking death
- March 17, 2018

His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world. He is one the greatest man, we ever had, who believed nothing can stop you from doing what you love to do even when you are physically disabled or not. (more...)
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Details Leaked Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Details Leaked
- March 16, 2018

And even though the sequel-baiting is there and the classic hero's journey is fulfilled in familiar ways, Uthaug's film is a lot of fun. Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander (for 2015's The Danish Girl ) takes over the iconic role of Lara Croft , which was played twice by Angelina Jolie in the early 2000s. (more...)
Google Assistant can now control third party apps using custom commands Google Assistant can now control third party apps using custom commands
- March 13, 2018

On your phone, audio from Actions will produce a media notification you can use to manage playback as well. The newest additions come in the form of Custom Device Actions, and they're about to add one whole heck of a lot of variety to their connected device ecosystem. (more...)
Jaguar I-Pace revealed in production form Jaguar I-Pace revealed in production form
- March 03, 2018

The I-Pace joins a three-pronged SUV lineup from Jaguar , sitting alongside the larger F-Pace and compact E-Pace. It's a sharply-styled, five-seater crossover that is aimed squarely at the high end of the vehicle market that Jaguar typically operates in, where it will instantly slot in as the most direct competition to Tesla's Model X electric SUV when it goes on sale later this year. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro debuts in India for Rs. 64999 Microsoft Surface Pro debuts in India for Rs. 64999
- February 23, 2018

The new Surface Pro models are not cheap at all. The Surface Pro (2017) will be available in online stories including Microsoft, Amazon and Flipkart . The slimline design is highly portable, with the tablet section measuring just 8.5mm and weighing 0.7kg on its own. The device has a hinge with a full 165-degree range of motion, which is called the Studio Mode. (more...)
Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker
- February 22, 2018

This new integration makes Nest Cam IQ the "first security camera to have the Google Assistant built in", Veron added. Even if Google's assistant doesn't eavesdrop, its presence on an indoor security camera is likely to focus more attention on the handling and protection of the data collected through Internet-connected devices. (more...)
Volvo S60 reveal set for SC this summer Volvo S60 reveal set for SC this summer
- February 22, 2018

The SPA-based V60 is claimed to introduce a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity and Volvo's. Pilot Assist can steer, accelerate and brake "on well-marked roads" up to 81mph and has been 'upgraded with improved cornering performance'. Other standard safety features include drowsy driver monitoring and oncoming lane alert systems. (more...)
Snapchat Updates Adds Giphy, And Friends And Discovery Pages Snapchat Updates Adds Giphy, And Friends And Discovery Pages
- February 22, 2018

Just one month ago, Instagram announced they would be adding GIFs to their stories, so... Snap wants its confused users to stick with it through the growing pains so the app "will adapt to you". That update is slated to reach iOS devices some point "soon", followed by Android "in the coming weeks". It essentially enables users to quickly sort friends with Stories, group chats, and Discover subscriptions. (more...)
100 new planets discovered beyond our solar system 100 new planets discovered beyond our solar system
- February 18, 2018

This huge discovery brings the total number of exoplanets discovered on this mission close to 300. Of the 275 candidates in the dataset - being compiled since the first K2 data release in 2014 - 149 were verified to be actual exoplanets, and of those, researchers found 54 had already been discovered earlier, leaving them with 95 previously unknown exoplanets. (more...)
Global warming accelerating sea level rise, new research shows Global warming accelerating sea level rise, new research shows
- February 16, 2018

If this is not checked, the trend could mean the seas would rise by at least 10 mm per year by the end of the century, which would wreak much havoc on the world's coastal cities. "The acceleration predicted by the models has now been detected directly from the observations", Mitchum said. Over this short time period, the rate of sea level rise waxed and wane and it was hard to tease out whether its pace was steady or picking up. (more...)
Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station by 2025 Trump proposes to privatize International Space Station by 2025
- February 15, 2018

Last year, Russian Federation revealed plans to build a luxury hotel on the station - however, the Trump administration's decision to cut funding in 2024 would make it impossible for the hotel to turn a profit sooner than that. The end of the shuttle program prompted NASA to turn over supply runs to the commercial sector. And SpaceX and Boeing are each developing spacecrafts to send astronauts to and from the space station. (more...)
Vonn opens up, will ski for more than herself in Pyeongchang Vonn opens up, will ski for more than herself in Pyeongchang
- February 11, 2018

Shiffrin said she confronts anxiety - "a lot more mental stress these last two years than I ever had" - by working with a sports psychologist. "I'm going to win for him". "I would like to compete in everything but I'm not sure if I'm going to have the energy to do that", she said. "I'm very happy with my skiing right now", Vonn said. (more...)
Rumor: Call of Duty 2018 Will Be Black Ops 4 Rumor: Call of Duty 2018 Will Be Black Ops 4
- February 07, 2018

However, we may not need to wait on Activision , as new reports are claiming what 2018's Call of Duty game will be. Despite the Switch's lack of power (compared to PS4 and Xbox One ), games like Doom and the upcoming Wolfenstein II port prove the little-system-that-could is capable of running current-gen games. (more...)
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Holdings Cut by Seizert Capital Partners LLC International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Holdings Cut by Seizert Capital Partners LLC
- February 01, 2018

Societe Generale set a $149.00 price target on shares of International Business Machines and gave the company a "sell" rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Great Lakes Ltd has 3,495 shares. Cipher Limited Partnership stated it has 40,366 shares. Quinn Opportunity Limited Liability Company holds 0.36% or 15,700 shares. (more...)
The Super Blue Blood Moon: What can we expect in Central Ga? The Super Blue Blood Moon: What can we expect in Central Ga?
- January 31, 2018

The Central Time Zone will be able to view it the best. The next super blue moon won't be until next January. The initial full moon has taken place in the first few days of 2018, and will also be the biggest supermoon of the year. (more...)

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