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UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt' UK: Manchester attack investigation still at 'full tilt'
- May 29, 2017

They also have published CCTV images of Abedi on the night of the attack, which show him wearing a hat, glasses and a dark top. Only the straps of the rucksack - a bag containing tricyclic acetone peroxide, bolts and nails - are visible in the pictures. (more...)
Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged Here are the gifts Trump and Pope Francis exchanged
- May 26, 2017

Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Tuesday night and protests are expected after Trump arrives in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and Sicily for a G-7 gathering. Francis also gave Trump copies of the three major texts he has published as pope, including one on the environment which urges the industrialised world to curb carbon emissions or risk catastrophic consequences for the planet. (more...)
Wales boss dismisses links to Crystal Palace job Wales boss dismisses links to Crystal Palace job
- May 26, 2017

I'd love to go back to the Palace, but I don't think Prince Charles is ready for me to go back just yet. "I had a good time at the Palace but I'm only thinking about Serbia". Gareth Bale and Neil Taylor are omitted due to being suspended for the clash, but Coleman has no injury worries as he takes the players through their paces prior to naming the squad that will take on Serbia. (more...)
Microsoft Slashes Prices of Xbox One S 1TB Console Bundles by $50 Microsoft Slashes Prices of Xbox One S 1TB Console Bundles by $50
- May 25, 2017

This isn't a service that will stay still. Once you have subscribed, you can download any of the 100 games on offer to your Xbox One . Only $9.99 for such a wide selection of games, and not just barely known indie titles, is probably one of the best ideas Microsoft has had in awhile regarding their console. (more...)
Legendary Pokemon heading to Pokemon GO this Summer, Niantic teases Legendary Pokemon heading to Pokemon GO this Summer, Niantic teases
- May 23, 2017

Niantic global marketing lead Archit Bhargava was in attendance to accept the award, and gave the following acceptance speech: " This summer will be legendary ". Well , rumors suggest that it is likely to be in July, on Pokemon GO's first anniversary. Mewtwo & Mew were amongst the first ones to be teased - in the first trailer of the mobile game back in September 2015 - and we somehow expect the Legendary Birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) to join our Pokedex in the future. (more...)
The LG X venture is a rugged smartphone exclusive to AT&T The LG X venture is a rugged smartphone exclusive to AT&T
- May 23, 2017

According to LG, the roomy 4,100 mAh battery lasts up to 24 hours between charges. The X Venture is powered by a low-end Snapdragon 435 processor and 2GB of RAM, though it should be enough for traversing the trails and slogging through mud pits-if that's your thing. (more...)
With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel
- May 22, 2017

Over half-a-million Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem , land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Anger is also building over Trump's failure to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem . Senior Saudi officials expressed optimism over the success of Trump's unconventional approach and point to the 2002 Arab Peace initiative as the start of the solution. (more...)
Is this man-made 'bubble' shielding Earth from strong space radiation? Is this man-made 'bubble' shielding Earth from strong space radiation?
- May 22, 2017

These belts can shrink down or swell up enough to damage our satellites in orbit with radiation , and now they are much further from Earth than they were a few decades ago. Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world. (more...)
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have final performance Sunday night
- May 22, 2017

Those elephants have been brought to Ringling's conservation center , though animal rights advocates have criticized the conditions at that sanctuary as well. The Danguir high wire troupe performs during a show, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Providence, R.I. Mustafa Danguir is the first in his family to perform in the circus. (more...)
US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster' US admiral: North Korea's actions 'recipe for disaster'
- May 20, 2017

Mr Hong said South Korea had not yet received official word from Washington on whether Seoul should pay for an anti-missile USA radar system that has been deployed outside Seoul. North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a UN expert monitoring sanctions violations. (more...)
Modi condoles Environment Minister Anil Dave's death Modi condoles Environment Minister Anil Dave's death
- May 19, 2017

Union environment minister Anil Madhav Dave has died at the age of 60. In a condolence message to his brother, Abhay Dave, the President said, "I am sad to learn about the sudden demise of your brother, Anil Madhav Dave". He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2009 and got another term in 2016. The late minister's interest in statecraft culminated in a book, "Shivaji Va Suraj", which has a foreword by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (more...)
Vishakhapatnam cleanest railway station, Darbhanga dirtiest Vishakhapatnam cleanest railway station, Darbhanga dirtiest
- May 19, 2017

Minister of railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the audit report on station cleanliness at New Delhi on Wednesday. Varanasi railway station, situated in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, secured the 14th rank in the A1 category while New Delhi station was ranked 39. (more...)
Chelsea Manning celebrates release from prison: 'First steps of freedom'
- May 19, 2017

Taxpayers have paid for her transgender hormone treatments while she's been locked up. Manning tweeted a photo, writing, "first steps of freedom". In 2013 , Manning was sentenced to 35 years in military prison, and was discharged from the USA army for her role in exposing the actions of the military. (more...)
1 dead, 2 hurt in serious crash in Anne Arundel Co 1 dead, 2 hurt in serious crash in Anne Arundel Co
- May 19, 2017

As troopers dispatched, additional calls were received reporting the crash. A woman died Wednesday in a wrong-way crash on U.S. Route 50 outside of Annapolis, Maryland, police said. Police haven't yet determined which woman was driving the vehicle. Lots of traffic, a auto just went the wrong way! It was also not known where Murphy had initially gotten on Route 50, police said. (more...)
Philippine GDP growth disappoints at 6.4% Philippine GDP growth disappoints at 6.4%
- May 19, 2017

The rate for the first quarter of 2016, an election year, had been 6.9%. To see a preview of GDP data, click on The latest growth number matches the 6.4 percent pace in the third quarter of 2015. "With the steady unfolding of the Build Build Build program in the coming months, we expect construction activities and public spending to pick up sharply, consistent with the government's aim to spend 5.3 percent of GDP this year for infrastructure and up to 7.4 percent by 2022", Pernia said. (more...)
Breathtaking stunt by teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear Breathtaking stunt by teens climbing Golden Gate Bridge without safety gear
- May 18, 2017

Climbing the Golden Gate Bridge is a highly punishable offense. "These climbers' reckless actions could have caused immeasurable harm to those driving below". "Coming down was easy". "I always get hate from the general public". "Not many people go where we went". They did not use harnesses or other fall protection, district officials said. (more...)
Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in
- May 18, 2017

The chipmaker said the manufacturers were refusing to pay royalties on the Apple products produced. Qualcomm adds that Apple has promised to contribute towards any damages that the contract manufacturers are hit with, as a result of them not paying Qualcomm's royalty fees. (more...)
Google, Lenovo and HTC are making virtual reality headsets
- May 18, 2017

Google's augmented reality platform Tango has been up until this point available on a limited number of phones - namely, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Asus ZenFone AR. Vive reports, "We have been working closely with developers and consumers to define the best VR experiences over the past few years, and we are perfectly positioned to deliver the most premium standalone headset and user experience". (more...)
MacBook Pro upgrade coming at WWDC alongside 12-inch MacBook refresh MacBook Pro upgrade coming at WWDC alongside 12-inch MacBook refresh
- May 17, 2017

We last saw an update for the MacBook Pro last fall when Apple refreshed the entire lineup with a new design, USB-C all the things, and the Touch Bar. While the Air has received component upgrades in the past, it's been nearly seven years since Apple made major design changes to it. That's going to be very big news if true, because, for example, the latest MacBook Pros have only been released last October - following a period of more than 500 days since its predecessors came out. (more...)
Instagram gets Snapchat-style face filters Instagram gets Snapchat-style face filters
- May 17, 2017

To see the initial set of eight face filters , open the camera and tap the new face icon in the bottom right corner. As simple as creating videos that play in reverse, the Rewind function adds a new way for users to get creative. Instagram Stories alone has more than 200 million. The company has announced the Face Filters as the latest addition to the company's features cloned from Snapchat . (more...)
The side of McKayla Maroney you haven't seen before The side of McKayla Maroney you haven't seen before
- May 17, 2017

Maroney addressed the video in another post after many believed her account was hacked. Chatter about McKayla's head-turning makeover slowed down in recent months - until she posted a surprisingly sexual video to her Instagram on Sunday. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands' New DLC Detailed Ghost Recon Wildlands' New DLC Detailed
- May 17, 2017

Bolivia has fallen into a violent civil war. Unidad - the police force, not a mature take on Unilad - have enlisted ex Cartel members, veteran soldiers, and various other bad dudes to seek out and eradicate the United States forces. Behind enemy lines, they hunt down targets and discover intel, using any of the more than 60 vehicles available, including cars, motorcycles and even helicopters that they can commandeer. (more...)
Australia considers laptop ban on commercial flights Australia considers laptop ban on commercial flights
- May 17, 2017

He said a large number of flights to Australia come through Dubai in particular, so a ban would have a major impact on business travellers in particular. would be enormous". Australia is considering banning laptops on inbound worldwide flights amid global concerns about a fresh terror threat involving bombs in computers. (more...)
Creators of the MP3 Say the Format is Dead Creators of the MP3 Say the Format is Dead
- May 16, 2017

Now, most media services such as streaming/TV and radio broadcasting have made the jump from older codecs to new and modern formats. The MP3 is a ubiquitous staple of digital audio for decades and is one of the most common ways people listen to music. (more...)
Rumour: Rumour: "New iPad Pro 10.5" coming next month
- May 16, 2017

Since Apple usually announces new products during events, all eyes are on the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California from June 5 to 9. Instead, the company quietly launched a new no-frills budget tablet - the iPad. Amazon Echo Show is available with a pre-order price of $229. Apart from this, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro 2 is speculated to feature an improved camera module and water resistance capabilities. (more...)
NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019 NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019
- May 13, 2017

The group's consensus hasn't been formally announced, and NASA's decision-or that of President Donald Trump-on whether to add crew to the SLS's first flight could disregard the findings, said the person, who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss NASA's internal review. (more...)
Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 U.S. astronauts Equipment water leak shortens spacewalk by 2 U.S. astronauts
- May 13, 2017

The duo will replace an avionics box that routes command and data information to external science experiments. The 57-year-old Whitson has also spent more days off the planet than any other woman (more than 500 days in total) and will be recognizable by the red stripes on her space suit. (more...)
South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North
- May 12, 2017

As well as clouding efforts to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions, the THAAD deployment has also led to recriminations from Beijing against South Korean companies. "The President said he had seen Modi's congratulatory message posted the night before in Korean language, and said he was grateful", Yoon Young-chan, the Chief Presidential Secretary for public relations, told a briefing. (more...)
Microsoft Patches Critical Malware Protection Engine Vulnerability
- May 10, 2017

On May 8, Microsoft released an out-of-band fix for the problem, demonstrating unusual swiftness in addressing a serious issue with its software. Microsoft has explained that if the attacked system has real time protection activated on it, the exploit is immediately triggered when the infected file or files are scanned. (more...)
Federal departments and agencies light up Twitter on Star Wars Day
- May 07, 2017

According to Google Canada analytics, Dartmouth- or "Darthmouth", if you will-is the fourth-ranked city in Canada when it comes to Star Wars-related searches. Fans of the " Star Wars " franchise lucky enough to have watched the first film, " Star Wars : Episode IV - A New Hope", in 1977 likely found it hard to believe the franchise would become a global phenomenon four decades later. (more...)
Google rools out new feature for its Allo messaging app Google rools out new feature for its Allo messaging app
- May 04, 2017

Users have the option to save messages locally, in the cloud with Google Drive, or both. Also rolling out today is link preview support, which should give you a peek at the webpage that a link will send you when someone shares it with you in Allo . (more...)
Sainsbury's sales slide after challenging year Sainsbury's sales slide after challenging year
- May 04, 2017

While Sainsbury's said the impact of Brexit remains uncertain, it is helping suppliers to improve their productivity and scrapping night shifts in hundreds of supermarkets to reduce costs. Shares in Sainsbury's were down 5 percent at 265.5 pence at 1034 GMT, valuing the business at 5.8 billion pounds and taking the year on year decline to almost 7 percent. (more...)
US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess' US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'
- May 03, 2017

The vote tally was largely along party lines, with no Democrats voting in favor of the bill. Two of President Donald Trump's top deputies are delivering a combative defense of the budget deal forged to keep the government funded through September. (more...)
President Trump Defends Environmental Record on Earth Day
- May 02, 2017

Maguylo said she hopes people took what they learned Saturday and were inspired to tell government representatives to not make cuts to science programs. In a statement, Trump said " rigorous science " goes into his administration's decision making. My sign says, without data, you're just another person with an opinion. (more...)
BlackBerry's Android-Powered KeyOne to Launch Next Month in Canada and US BlackBerry's Android-Powered KeyOne to Launch Next Month in Canada and US
- April 30, 2017

In Canada, the smartphone will be available through Rogers, Bell, SaskTel and Telus for C$199 on a 2-year contract. The KeyOne will be BlackBerry's last smartphone designed and engineered in-house. There's also a fingerprint scanner built into the spacebar. Only this time, the device runs on the Android platform. The BlackBerry KEYone comes with a 4.5-inch IPS display with an odd 1620 x 1080 pixels resolution sporting a pixel density of 433 ppi and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. (more...)
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says
- April 30, 2017

Amongst the mastodon remains, the researchers found what they believe are bones that had been fashioned into hammer-stones and anvils - two types of tools that early humans used in Africa as early as 1.7 million years ago . "It went against everything I'd ever been taught and everything that I ever thought I knew". Whomever they were, "there is a mass of evidence that, put together, should overcome any skepticism", says study co-author Richard Fullagar of Australia's University of ... (more...)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings
- April 29, 2017

PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT). If you look closely, well you can't see the ocean, but you can see Earth's closest friend, the Moon, hanging out nearby. At the top of the mosaicked view is the A ring with its broader Encke and narrower Keeler gaps visible. (more...)
China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
- April 29, 2017

ESA originally described its concept to build a lunar base or "Moon Village" previous year. The ESA's director general Johann-Dietrich Wörner has in the past confirmed that it is looking to build a "moon village". The rocket will launch its unmanned spacecraft on a mission to the moon later this year. Despite arriving to space exploration relatively late compared with the USA and Russian Federation (particularly under the Soviet Union), China has ramped up its efforts over the past few ... (more...)
Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
- April 27, 2017

This is the first of 22 scheduled dives between Saturn's innermost ring and and its uppermost atmosphere. The Cassini mission has twice been extended, but the probe is now low on fuel. At 2 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, Cassini started its dive between the planet and its rings, losing radio contact with Earth momentarily. The probe is expected to reemerge and reconnect at approximately 3:00 a.m. (more...)
Call Of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Will Have Huge Presence At E3 Call Of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Will Have Huge Presence At E3
- April 27, 2017

Daniels and other members of the US 1 Infantry Division will fight across World War II's European Theatre, primarily in 1944 and 1945. It's good to see Activision back on the floor, doing what it does best - getting people excited for great, forthcoming sequels. (more...)

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