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Obama to huddle with European leaders on Islamic State fight Obama to huddle with European leaders on Islamic State fight
- November 15, 2015

He said security forces are assaulting one of the sites hit by Friday's attacks, without elaborating. "The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism". Putins aggressive moves in trying to shape events inside Syria have complicated Obamas challenge. Mr. Putin will be far from isolated, said Heather Conley, a Eurasia expert at the Center for Strategic and global Studies. (more...)
OneNote adds 'badge' for Android, audio recording and file attachment for iOS OneNote adds 'badge' for Android, audio recording and file attachment for iOS
- November 14, 2015

The new feature allows users to embed YouTube, Vimeo, and content from other online video platforms directly into their notes. The latest OneNote versions are available from the following links: Windows , Mac , Android , iOS , and online. (more...)
Pope Francis: Our bread is meant to be shared with all Pope Francis: Our bread is meant to be shared with all
- November 14, 2015

Face-to-face communication fosters "togetherness" and connection. "The Lord Jesus taught while sitting at the table, and sometimes represented the kingdom of God as a festive banquet", he said. "Of those Americans who say they've been influenced, half (50 percent) say the Pope's position on global warming made them more concerned about global warming, while fewer than 1 in 10 (8 percent) say they became less concerned". (more...)
Huawei's New Batteries Charge To 48% In Five Minutes Huawei's New Batteries Charge To 48% In Five Minutes
- November 14, 2015

Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, found that if iron pyrite nanocrystals, which are 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human, were inserted into the batteries, they could achieve a full charge in as short a time as 30 seconds. (more...)
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast Create First Ever 'Porous Liquid' Scientists at Queen's University Belfast Create First Ever 'Porous Liquid'
- November 14, 2015

Carbon capture, the most viable property of the porous liquid , can potentially trap carbon dioxide from its major sources. "They are used for manufacturing a range of products from plastic bottles to petrol". James and team are now at work to further study these liquids and find how their properties can be used for practical applications. Porous liquids may even serve as a powerful gas separator. (more...)
Astronomers Estimate Wind of 5400 Miles Per Hour on Exoplanet Astronomers Estimate Wind of 5400 Miles Per Hour on Exoplanet
- November 14, 2015

Exoplanet HD 189733b is a star that is not located in our solar system . Ultimately this technique will allow us to image the weather systems on Earth-like planets. Even the speed of sound on that planet is seven times higher compared to earth. Though heat has been detected previously on other exoplanets, researchers have never been able to directly measure and map an exoplanet's weather system . (more...)
New Facebook App Fires News To Smartphones New Facebook App Fires News To Smartphones
- November 14, 2015

The app also provides station suggestions based on a user's Facebook profile. This is because Notify will send users who receive the notification directly to the companies' website allowing them to drive high traffic. In their ongoing quest to take over every aspect of your life, Facebook have launched a news app that you can curate and scroll through. This gives an edge over Twitter's notifications . (more...)
Amazon Launches Pantry Grocery Delivery Service In The UK For Prime Members Amazon Launches Pantry Grocery Delivery Service In The UK For Prime Members
- November 14, 2015

Amazon United Kingdom has launched Amazon Pantry , a nationwide service for Prime members. This year the firm added a small range of chilled and frozen items to its Prime Now service which offers one-hour delivery to customers in eligible postcodes in London and Birmingham. (more...)
What it's like using YouTube's quirky new Spotify competitor What it's like using YouTube's quirky new Spotify competitor
- November 14, 2015

You'll also have the ability to listen to music offline and seamlessly switch between video or audio-only (so you can decide whether you actually watch Silentó whip and nae nae). A home tab recommends tracks for each user, a trending tab keeps users up to date with new newest releases and an " on the rise " tab features new songs and artists. (more...)
YouTube launches music app YouTube launches music app
- November 14, 2015

According to Beats' support page , recommendations in Apple Music are supposed to be better than in Beats Music . In May 2014, Apple purchased Beats for $3 billion, spurring rumors that Cupertino would close down or rebrand Beats Music . (more...)
New Earth-like alien world 'most important planet ever discovered' New Earth-like alien world 'most important planet ever discovered'
- November 14, 2015

The planet was found using the MEarth-South Observatory located in the mountains of Chile. The array monitors small, nearby stars called M dwarfs, which are scattered all over the night sky. The planet, named GJ1132b, is around 1.2 times the size of Earth and appears to be predominantly composed of rock and iron. Its composition is similar to Earth's, and it lies only 39 light-years, or 230 trillion miles, away, which isn't very far compared to the unfathomable spread of the universe. (more...)
Saudi King orders national airline to continue Sharm flights Saudi King orders national airline to continue Sharm flights
- November 13, 2015

The industry had been making a gradual recovery after years of political upheaval since the 2011 popular uprising that deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. A worker at Sharm el-Sheikh airport told The Telegraph that staff felt under suspicion as police hunt for a potential Isil infiltrator, and said that they would hand over any information they had. (more...)
Google Play Books is getting comic book focused update Google Play Books is getting comic book focused update
- November 13, 2015

The Google Play Store now has a spotlight on new comics, curated series pages to help find specific volumes and individual issues and personalized recommendations based on each user's reading habits. But Google has added a new, curated space that is now reserved exclusively for comics. The store will also recommend series similar to the ones you like. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Updates, Review: Call Stability, Battery Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Updates, Review: Call Stability, Battery
- November 13, 2015

These rumors are based on a leaked information from an inside source, claiming that Samsung started work on the Galaxy S7 2-3 months ahead of the original schedule. The fourth special feature is the Video Collage which allows a user to "record consecutive videos, slow motion videos, or a collage to combine later". (more...)
Beekeeping Has Been Around Since The Stone Age, Study Finds Beekeeping Has Been Around Since The Stone Age, Study Finds
- November 13, 2015

He added: "Our study of the use of honey and beeswax seems to show there was a northern limit to where they were living during the Neolithic, with no evidence being found in thousands of pottery shards found in Ireland, Scotland, Norway or Sweden". (more...)
Subaru to Debut its Impreza Sedan Concept in L.A. Subaru to Debut its Impreza Sedan Concept in L.A.
- November 13, 2015

The darkened rendering highlights the sedan's sleek silhouette and pronounced beltline, seemingly presented in close-to-production form. The Impreza hatch concept featured a very modern interpretation of the company's current design language, with a large hexagonal grille leading an otherwise futuristic set of headlights, a sporty lower bumper bar, and a chunky body with a low profile glasshouse area. (more...)
YouTube Music Released For Android And iOS YouTube Music Released For Android And iOS
- November 13, 2015

If you are an existing Apple Music subscriber, the app will automatically sync your music library to your Android device. Now, even if you have an android , you can listen to the dulcit tones of St. YouTube is not stating how many songs are there, but there's likely more than what is available in Google Play Music , which is over 30 million. If you haven't used Apple Music before, " For You " will be your first stop . (more...)
Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign underway Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign underway
- November 13, 2015

Previous year we did around $73,000. There will be volunteers out each day from around 10 a.m to 8 p.m, now through Christmas. Throughout the Western NY region, The Salvation Army staff and volunteers bell ring at the iconic Red Kettles during the holiday season. (more...)
Splatoon gets 40 new gear pieces today, two maps inbound Splatoon gets 40 new gear pieces today, two maps inbound
- November 13, 2015

An update with over 40 new costumes and pieces of gear is due out today at 5PM PT. However, Nintendo also included a decent variety of bandanas for players to wear, which doesn't exactly scream cold weather ready. The maps look to be fairly complex when compared to previous Splatoon maps, with Museum d'Alfonsina featuring a rotating inner area, and Mahi-Mahi Resort having a few interesting elements based around water. (more...)
New Roku SE player will sell for $25 (Limited) New Roku SE player will sell for $25 (Limited)
- November 13, 2015

The Roku SE is basically the opposite of that. Streaming hardware company Roku is looking to beat Chromecast at its own game this Black Friday, introducing the Roku SE set-top box for the holiday, which it will sell for just $25 - $10 cheaper than Google's near-ubiquitous streaming device. (more...)
Microsoft Offers Fixes for Xbox One Update Glitches Microsoft Offers Fixes for Xbox One Update Glitches
- November 13, 2015

While there are plenty of updates to the overall interface to NXOE powered by Windows 10, the most touted feature is the ability to play your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One console . If you own either one of these games, you can now play them again on your Xbox One . As well as navigate from page to page by moving the thumbstick horizontally, you can also use the left and right bumpers on a controller to quickly zip between them. (more...)
Headbangers and nude sauna enthusiasts: Finland introduces its very own emoji Headbangers and nude sauna enthusiasts: Finland introduces its very own emoji
- November 09, 2015

Sauna is as Finnish as it gets . It's starting slow - just three at first - and then unveiling one new character a day here in December, in a sort of digital advent calendar of awesomeness. Send us your ideas, and we'll have a designer create them. When December comes, one new emoji after another will be revealed until Dec. 30, gradually making the set complete. (more...)
Lawsuit Against Apple By Retail Employees Dismissed Lawsuit Against Apple By Retail Employees Dismissed
- November 09, 2015

One such lawsuit is the recently decided case filed by Apple's retail employees against the company. "Apple could have alleviated that concern [about theft] by prohibiting its employees from bringing personal bags or personal Apple devices into the store", Alsup wrote. (more...)
Solar wind likely stripped Martian atmosphere Solar wind likely stripped Martian atmosphere
- November 09, 2015

Nasa scientists say they have spotted a space storm stripping away Mars's atmosphere . The NASA researchers studied a solar ejection that happened last March 8 to capture stunning data and establish the escape rate of Mars' atmosphere during solar storms. (more...)
Chinese sperm bank entices donors with promise of new iPhones Chinese sperm bank entices donors with promise of new iPhones
- September 21, 2015

When the company announced pricing for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus , it also announced a new option to pay for your iPhone in installments paid directly to Apple. Observers note that the new products could possibly overcome the 10-million sales record of the previous iPhone version during the same period. The pre-order for both the new smartphones started at midnight on September 12, Saturday. (more...)