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Apple Unveils 'HomePod' Speaker, First New Product in Years

Apple Unveils 'HomePod' Speaker, First New Product in Years The event began with an Apple video portraying what life might be like without an app store. New iMacs unveiled Monday at Apple's annual conference for software programmers are getting better displays and graphics capabilities. Apple really wants to focus on the audio aspect, unlike other smart speakers, and to that end the HomePod is armed with a four-inch upfiring woofer, plus seven tweeters... [Full Article...]

NASA probe set to look into the sun

NASA probe set to look into the sun By sending the Parker Solar Probe into the corona of the sun , NASA is hoping to answer such questions such as: Why is the corona , the top layer of the sun's gaseous atmosphere (visible only during a solar eclipse), hotter than its surface? The Parker Solar Probe is NASA's plan to send a spacecraft closer to our Sun than ever before. [Full Article...]

Intel ups its game with monster 18-core Core-X series processors

Intel ups its game with monster 18-core Core-X series processors The CPU will launch at some point in the June, July, August period, with pricing details to be released closer to the launch date. The new X-series chips will start at $242, going all the way up to the aforementioned $2,000 Core i9. [Full Article...]

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club However, the town of Palm Beach said the sinkhole is four-feet-by-four-feet in size and "appears to be in the vicinity of a newly installed water main". View of Mar-a-Lago from the new beach club Trump built. Trump spent several weekends at his exclusive estate since taking office in January, including hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping. [Full Article...]

President Trump Arrives in Israel

President Trump Arrives in Israel President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he "never mentioned Israel" in a meeting with Russian government officials in which he was alleged to have revealed highly classified information . The official briefed on Sunday's meeting said the package includes building permits for Palestinians in Area C that has largely been off limits to Palestinian development until... [Full Article...]

Former Midlands deputy killed in line of duty in Montana

Former Midlands deputy killed in line of duty in Montana While living in SC he worked at the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office between 2007 and 2011 as a deputy and, later, as an investigator. Moore died less than two miles away from where a state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed in 2010. [Full Article...]

As Warming Takes Root, Antarctica's Few Plants Grow Faster

As Warming Takes Root, Antarctica's Few Plants Grow Faster The Antarctic Peninsula is considered one of the most rapidly warming regions with annual temperatures rising about 0.5 degrees Celsius each decade since the 1950's. That is, from the original moss growth of 1 millimeter per year, the three moss banks showed evidence of a 4-millimeter growth annually. 'In short, we could see Antarctic greening to parallel well-established observations in the A... [Full Article...]

Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm , said in a statement: "We can not allow these manufacturers and Apple to use our valuable intellectual property without paying the fair and reasonable royalties to which they have agreed". [Full Article...]

Google Daydream standalone VR headsets are coming, including an HTC Vive one

But as Backchannel noted, Google is also working on optimization tools - including a scheme codenamed Seurat - that could allow headsets to produce higher-fidelity graphics with less powerful hardware. Google will not be building these headsets itself. Think about it: a gizmo built with VR in mind from the ground up, with the best sensors, high-quality optics, and top-notch displays, should be a... [Full Article...]

Teenage Daredevils Who Climbed Golden Gate Bridge Prompt Security Evaluations

Teenage Daredevils Who Climbed Golden Gate Bridge Prompt Security Evaluations It is illegal to climb the bridge. More than a month after the death-defying stunt was performed, Golden Gate officials say they have launched an investigation and are planning to beef up security on the bridge. "In many areas where you could hurt the bridge, we have different types of sensors that trigger an alarm, there is an audible and then that camera pops up on the big screen". [Full Article...]

Grab some sunscreen, metro-east will see sunny, summer weather this week

Grab some sunscreen, metro-east will see sunny, summer weather this week WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Low around 68. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. Sunny skies are predicted for Wednesday , with a high near 87. No rain is forecast for the week but there will be partly cloudy conditions expected. The day should also be accompanied by calm winds and a marginal chance of precipitation. [Full Article...]

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Fluent Design System will also be replacing Microsoft's current Metro UI, and will be applied across Microsoft's other apps and services on Windows, Android and iOS. And one of the downfalls many developers see with Windows is that they can't test out iOS apps with the platform. Microsoft also debuted its plans for virtual reality, which it is calling "mixed reality" and launched a ne... [Full Article...]

Apple Updates macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS

More information on Apple's OS updates and security patches is here. Those using the Apple Watch should install watchOS 3.2.2 , patching a total of 12 CVE-listed vulnerabilities, four of which could be targeted for remote code execution. [Full Article...]

Netflix Service Unavailable for Millions of Android Devices : Blocking Rooted Devices

Netflix Service Unavailable for Millions of Android Devices : Blocking Rooted Devices In rooted devices, there are ways to transfer to other devices and this leads to illegal circulation of the media content online. The vast majority of Android users never bother with rooting their hardware. A lot of people do it to gain access to more settings than the average users. Disturbingly, this appears to apply to devices that are rooted or unlocked. [Full Article...]

Facebook takes on Snapchat by adding quirky face filters in Instagram

Facebook takes on Snapchat by adding quirky face filters in Instagram Facebook and Instagram have been adding more and more features that look similar to Snapchat , including its Instagram Stories , which have surpassed Snap's 166 million daily active users. For instance, instead of plain text hashtags , you can now add a hashtag sticker to your story so viewers can click the hashtag to see related posts. [Full Article...]

McKayla Maroney Hits Back at Critics After Sharing Sexy Thong Video

McKayla Maroney Hits Back at Critics After Sharing Sexy Thong Video An image of her silver medal reaction on the medal podium went viral with the " McKayla is not impressed " meme becoming a popular social media image. If you got it, flaunt it. "And for people saying that, for the most part - it would kind of hurt my feelings when you haven't done anything". "I didn't get hacked . [Full Article...]

Moto C and Moto C Plus launched as super affordable smartphones

Now Motorola is introducing several types of smartphones with dual camera mode. The image shows the coming of Moto C, Moto X, Moto Z, Moto G and Moto E series of smartphones. Leaks had indicated the Moto E Plus would come with 5000 mAh battery , and it might weigh 198 grams and could be a bulky phone. Naturally it also bundles 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G, microUSB port and a 3.5mm headphon... [Full Article...]

Indian Army renames school after slain martyr Ummer Fayaz

Indian Army renames school after slain martyr Ummer Fayaz General Officer Commanding Victor Force B S Raju and other senior officers visited fallen soldier Lt Ummer Fayaz's family in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district to pay his condolences. Sacrifice of Lt Ummer Fayaz will not go in vain and it will continue to inspire young Kashmiri youth to join the Armed Forces and fight terrorists more vigorously. [Full Article...]

NASA Rejects Idea of Humans on First Flight of New Rocket

NASA Rejects Idea of Humans on First Flight of New Rocket This is hardly a surprise, but is discouraging nonetheless. In a hastily announced press conference on Friday - a notice went out four hours ahead of time - the space agency broke the news. "Even though it was feasible, it just didn't seem warranted in this environment", he said. If NASA chose to put humans on that mission, it would have forced it to change that mission to make it far less r... [Full Article...]

"Awesomesauce" Views Of Earth Says Astronaut On Station's 200th Spacewalk

The spacewalk began at 9.08 a.m., about one hour after the planned start time, and ended at 1:21 p.m. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 1,247 hours and 55 minutes working outside the station during 200 spacewalks in support of assembly and maintenance of the orbiting laboratory, NASA said. [Full Article...]


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