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Apple, Microsoft, HP among companies shunning GOP convention Apple, Microsoft, HP among companies shunning GOP convention
- July 11, 2016

If the pre-convention week does deliver any political drama, it isn't likely to do so initially. "I think if Sen". Delegates to the convention tend to be more conservative than rank-and-file Republicans , thanks to multi-level selection methods that favor grassroots involvement and organization. (more...)
Elon Musk on Twitter Confirms Bigger Trunk Lid for Tesla Model 3
- July 11, 2016

Musk followed up by saying that he hopes "to publish later this week", drumming up optimism for the company after a hard few weeks. In Musk parlance, this is nothing out of the ordinary. But now, it's good that Elon Musk confirmed that Model 3 will have a bigger trunk lid, which will allow families to put more belongings when doing grocery shopping or taking a vacation. (more...)
Dwyane Wade: 'I Have Made the Right Choice' Dwyane Wade: 'I Have Made the Right Choice'
- July 11, 2016

On Wednesday night, Wade announced his decision that he was leaving the Miami Heat for the Bulls, his hometown team. As a free agent in 2010, Wade made a decision to stay with the Heat and take less money so that LeBron James and Chris Bosh could both sign with the Heat. (more...)
Aerosmith's Perry hospitalized after becoming ill at NY show
- July 11, 2016

Perry sat down briefly before walking off stage mid-song. Sources said , reports Page Six , that Joe Perry did lose consciousness, but added that police who were on the scene revived him. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital in critical but stable condition. Taking to Twitter , the "Poison" hitmaker wrote: "Thanks to everyone asking about brother @ JoePerry ". (more...)
Everything You Need to Know About GOP Convention Committee Meetings Everything You Need to Know About GOP Convention Committee Meetings
- July 11, 2016

In other words, the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Sarah Isgur Flores, a Republican strategist who worked for presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, said the different factions had been debating well before Trump announced his candidacy in June of 2015. (more...)
Sideloaders beware: a Pokemon Go knock-off contains malware
- July 11, 2016

According to the latest data from analytic firm SimilarWeb , Pokemon Go has already been installed more on Android phones in the U.S. than dating app Tinder , which means that Pokemon is now bigger than another runaway hit Tinder . (more...)
Israel find may help solve mystery of biblical Philistines Israel find may help solve mystery of biblical Philistines
- July 11, 2016

A Philistine cemetery has been discovered for the first time , researchers say, and it may shed some light on the mysterious archenemy of the ancient Israelites. The cemetery also had evidence of cremations, pit internments, and multi-chambered tombs. The team plans to explore the variations for patterns that might reveal information about the individuals, such as social status or what family they belonged to. (more...)
Paul Pogba: No rush on Juventus and France midfielder's future Paul Pogba: No rush on Juventus and France midfielder's future
- July 11, 2016

Juventus are aware that Pogba is attracting interest from the European heavyweights. Great boost for English Premier League giants Manchester United as Real Madrid have made a decision to shift their focus from French midfielder Paul Pogba. (more...)
Angela Eagle launches bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader Angela Eagle launches bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader
- July 11, 2016

The contest, in which Corbyn has said he will stand again, comes amid calls for a fresh national election as the Conservatives prepare to appoint a successor to Prime Minister David Cameron . Mr McCluskey said Mr Watson's actions "look like an act of sabotage fraught with peril for the future of the Labour Party". Mr Corbyn has said he will fight for the leadership. (more...)
Britain set to have first woman as PM since Margaret Thatcher
- July 11, 2016

In the interview, Mrs Leadsom said Mrs May "possibly has nieces, nephews, lots of people". I have to tell you, this is a smart woman who has real intellectual capability, she is very easy, she speaks well, she's got real steel'. I do". He said Mrs Leadsom is "absolutely a decent, honourable person". Ms Leadsom replies: "Yes". Mrs Leadsom told The Times: "I'm no Ukip sympathiser, they don't advise me, I don't know them, I've never even met Arron Banks". (more...)
Serena & Venus Complete Wimbledon Sweep
- July 11, 2016

Her words said as much, too. "I have, yeah, definitely had some sleepless nights, if I'm just honest", she said. "My dream was to win a grand slam. She did not face a break point on her serve until late in the second set. Then, wham, wham, she had two of her 13 aces back-to-back. "I always say it's not because she's Serena and she's used to winning that her level of expectation is [so high]; it's because her level of expectation is [so high] that she is Serena". (more...)
Australian PM Inches Closer To Winning Majority Government
- July 11, 2016

At least two of them have ruled out working with either the coalition or the Labor opposition. Independent MPs Cathy McGowan, Andrew Wilkie and Bob Katter have made a decision to support the government on supply and confidence issues. "It's going to have an impact on what sort of policies the government can get through". The Australian Electoral Commission put the coalition ahead in 74 seats, Labor in 71, and the minor parties and independents in five. (more...)
System Shock Remake Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal System Shock Remake Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal
- July 11, 2016

Stephen Kick, CEO of developer Night Dive Studios, has told gaming site Polygon that the change reflects the amount of effort the studio is putting into the game, and added that it goes beyond simple remastering. The projected release date for the game is December 2017. While no additional goals have been outlined on the funding page yet, the studio has previously said that they will include things like cross platform play, new levels, challenge modes and support for more languages. (more...)
Qualcomm powers new quad-core Snapdragon for VR Qualcomm powers new quad-core Snapdragon for VR
- July 11, 2016

As far as graphics go, Qualcomm hasn't yet revealed the GPU inside the Snapdragon 821 . Some of the Snapdragon 820-powered smartphones launched so far in 2016 are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi Mi 5, LG G5, HTC 10, LeEco Le Max 2, and Sony Xperia X Performance. (more...)
No Man's Sky disk size is 6GB only No Man's Sky disk size is 6GB only
- July 11, 2016

It was originally slated to release in late June but was delayed to allow for more polish. No Man's Sky is slated for release on 10 August in Europe and the United Kingdom and 9 August in North America for PS4 and PC. Tweeting about the game ahead of its release next month, Hello Games co-founder Sean Murray explained: "For those asking - size of No Man's Sky on disc is just 6GB". (more...)
Who Is Zakir Naik? Bangladesh Bans Controversial Islamic Preacher's Peace TV Channel Who Is Zakir Naik? Bangladesh Bans Controversial Islamic Preacher's Peace TV Channel
- July 11, 2016

Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena, BJP's alliance partner in the state government, on Monday, called for Naik's arrest the moment he returns to India from Saudi Arabia and also demanded that his "Peace TV" network dismantled. Dr. Naik denies the allegations saying he did not agree to the notion that the terrorists were inspired by his speeches. "The way fanatics like Pakistan-based Azhar Masood openly spew venom, people like Zakir Naik carry out through their social work in the name of peace by ... (more...)
Life Might Exist on Saturn's Largest Moon 'titan' Life Might Exist on Saturn's Largest Moon 'titan'
- July 11, 2016

And as soon as sunlight hits this toxic atmosphere, hydrogen cyanide is produced - a potential key chemical for prebiotic conditions . Titan's atmosphere that appears as a yellow haze contains nitrogen and methane . "We are not saying we created Titan life in a computer, or even structures that might be in life on Titan ", Jonathan Lunine, a planetary scientist at Cornell University, told Space.com. (more...)
South Sudan 'back to war', says VP spokesman South Sudan 'back to war', says VP spokesman
- July 11, 2016

Numerous thousands displaced by the renewed fighting in Juba are sheltering at the two U.N. bases, a World Food Program compound and other areas, said U.N. "What happened today was also an unfortunate situation, and we will continue to investigate and find out", he added. Officials at the president's office put the death toll at 270 people since Friday --210 on Machar's side and 60 on Kiir's side. (more...)
For first time, astronomers spot water clouds outside our solar system For first time, astronomers spot water clouds outside our solar system
- July 11, 2016

The brown dwarf is said to be the size of Jupiter and was initially discovered by Kevin Luhman, according to NASA's page on the now defunct WISE telescope project. They are a group of objects that have composition somewhere between gas giant planets and stars. They were found on a brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 , located 7.2 light-years away from us. (more...)
Chewbacca Mom responds to violence with Michael Jackson song Chewbacca Mom responds to violence with Michael Jackson song
- July 11, 2016

Though she said she had been silent the past couple of days because she felt sad and hurt, Payne felt like she needed to share Jackson's song. Candace Payne returned to Facebook Live on Saturday, July 9, to sing a lovely rendition of Michael Jackson's " Heal the World " in the wake of Thursday night's shooting in Dallas, which left five police officers dead and seven wounded. (more...)
Snapchat adds 'memories' section to save snap stories for later Snapchat adds 'memories' section to save snap stories for later
- July 11, 2016

Rather than saving to the roll, however, the snap will save to the Memories section. If in case a user posts a snap taken more than 24 hours earlier to their story, the same will appear with a frame around it to mark that it was taken in the past. (more...)
Coalition Inches Closer to Win in Australian Election
- July 11, 2016

Christopher Pyne, the government leader in the House of Representatives, said his conservative Liberal Party-led coalition would form a majority government following the weekend election or a minority government with the support of independents. (more...)
Delighted Verstappen wants to change his passport
- July 11, 2016

And while it was another good event for Verstappen, who finished second behind Lewis Hamilton, Ricciardo has made no excuses despite there being a clear difference in the way the two Red Bull cars handled the conditions. After his first qualifying defeat of the season, Ricciardo is looking to immediately gain the upper hand again in Sunday's race. "In the championship, we're 24 points behind, so if we can nick a few points this weekend then there are circuits coming up that are good for us". (more...)
Robot stingray made of heart cells developed Robot stingray made of heart cells developed
- July 11, 2016

He programmed the cells to contract when exposed to a certain wavelength of light, whereas the original version would do so when receiving electrical impulses from the brain. "My real interest is in building a heart", says Parker. Kevin Kit Parker wants to build a human heart. The idea of using the marine animal to create the artificial organ was realized during an aquarium visit with his daughter. (more...)
New Assassin's Creed Photos Feature Callum Lynch and Aguilar New Assassin's Creed Photos Feature Callum Lynch and Aguilar
- July 11, 2016

The promos haven't really given us a compelling reason to care about the story or characters yet, other than "it's based on something you already like", but there should be plenty of time for that as the marketing campaign ramps up in the coming months. (more...)