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South Park game maker lets rip new toot-scented virtual reality system South Park game maker lets rip new toot-scented virtual reality system
- August 14, 2016

We've officially taken virtual reality too far. Numerous companies have stepped forward with their own spin on what a virtual reality headset should be, with Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive leading the pack. While we patiently await the release of South Park: Fractured but Whole , Ubisoft has been hard at work perfecting a fart. Yes, the Nosulus Rift is a real thing. (more...)
Robert De Niro compares Trump with Robert De Niro compares Trump with "Taxi Driver" character
- August 14, 2016

U.S. actor Robert de Niro today compared Donald Trump to the mentally unstable character he played in the iconic 1976 film Taxi Driver , calling the Republican nominee "totally nuts". Sarajevans responded with a frantic applause. The film icon was presenting a digital version of Martin Scorsese's cult classic at the Sarajevo Film Festival in honor of its 40th anniversary when he made the comments. (more...)
Clinton: Trump's words could have Clinton: Trump's words could have "tremendous consequences"
- August 14, 2016

Clinton contrasted her plan by accusing Donald Trump of outsourcing much of his businesses' work to other countries. Renteria said Iowans can expect to see plenty of Clinton and her campaign's high-profile supporters in the months leading up to the November 8 election. (more...)
Florida Woman in Critical Condition After Alligator Attack in Everglades Florida Woman in Critical Condition After Alligator Attack in Everglades
- August 14, 2016

She was sitting on a bench at Willard's Fish Camp just after 6 p.m. when she dropped a can in the water. Kimberly Ann Sexton, 49, was trying to retrieve a Mountain Dew can she dropped on Friday when the animal attacked her hand, according to a report released by the Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission. (more...)
Australia says Chinese companies can't buy power grid Australia says Chinese companies can't buy power grid
- August 12, 2016

Some security analysts warned that leasing the infrastructure increased the risk of cyber attacks, particularly if the grid was controlled by Chinese entities . Canberra also recently knocked back the sale of the country's biggest private landowner, cattle firm S. Kidman and Co., to a Chinese-led consortium, citing the national interest. (more...)
Pakistan cricket legend Hanif Mohammad dies aged 81 after battle with cancer Pakistan cricket legend Hanif Mohammad dies aged 81 after battle with cancer
- August 12, 2016

Hanif played what remains the longest individual test innings against West Indies at Barbados in 1958, scoring 337 runs. Cricketing legend Hanif Mohammad also known as "Little Master" is no more. He also held the record for the highest score in first-class cricket at 499 runs for 36 years before former West Indies captain Brian Lara scored 501 for English county side Warwickshire. (more...)
World's largest water slide closed for remainder of season after fatality World's largest water slide closed for remainder of season after fatality
- August 12, 2016

He was the son of Republican state Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe. House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey said lawmakers' immediate focus is on supporting the Schwab family. Caleb Schwab was the son of Scott Schwab , a state representative who brought his son to an elected officials event at the park. Caleb's family, who attend LifeMission Church in Olathe, Kansas, have been getting an outpouring of support since the accident. (more...)
Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years
- August 12, 2016

The study is published Thursday in the journal Science . The sharks prefer chilly waters, between 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit, and can swim down to 7,200 feet below the water's surface. But Greenland sharks don't have hard calcified tissue or show growth layers in their eyelids. The researchers measured radiocarbon content of the lenses from which they could estimate age by matching the data to measurements showing radiocarbon changes in the marine food web in the northern North Atlantic ... (more...)
3 dead in Madeira Islands as wildfire spreads into capital
- August 11, 2016

Temperatures in excess of 35C have led to more than 12 major fires in mainland Portugal, majority in the north-west of the country. He said two other people were seriously hurt, one person is missing and more than 300 people required medical treatment for smoke inhalation and minor burns. (more...)
USA concerned about extrajudicial killings in Philippines USA concerned about extrajudicial killings in Philippines
- August 11, 2016

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Philippines bishops' conference, in a recent post on his website asked , "From a generation of drug addicts, shall we become a generation of street murderers?" "We believe in respect for universal human rights", she told reporters. (more...)
Reasons Why No Man's Sky Makes Perfect Sense As A VR Title
- August 11, 2016

He said , "I don't know if this sounds pretentious, but I'm really enamored with the idea of players being able to express themselves in games". Sean Murray from Hello Games has been live streaming the game at Twitch . The game doesn't need to be online to run, so it wouldn't affect regular gameplay, but could potentially affect networking features without players noticing. (more...)
Delta flight cancellations pile up for second day
- August 10, 2016

While flights resumed in the morning, Delta spokeswoman Hiroko Okada said more delays were expected. In a video message posted to Twitter CEO Ed Bastian said: "I apologise for the challenges this has created for you with your travel experience at Delta". (more...)
Drudge Report misleads readers with Clinton photo
- August 10, 2016

As CNN's Brian Stelter noted , right-wing Twitter users began circulating the images on Saturday night, mocking Clinton's supposed frailty with no mention of when those photos were taken. "The questionable health condition of Hillary Clinton should be a major issue of the 2016 campaign". He added that the "blog post failed to note that the photos were six months old, or that the Getty caption indicated that Clinton simply slipped while walking up the stairs". (more...)
900 million Android handsets at risk of attack 900 million Android handsets at risk of attack
- August 09, 2016

According to Google, in order for those vulnerabilities to be exploited by a hacker, he would have to get a user to download a malicious app, but their SafetyNet and Verify Apps protections will help identify, then block and remove those malicious apps. (more...)
Yusra Mardini, A Syrian Refugee's Inspiring Journey Towards #RioOlympics2016 Is Worth Reading!
- August 08, 2016

Originally from Damascus, Syria , Mardini and her sister, Sarah , found themselves with other refugees in Turkish waters inside an overcrowded boat when it started to leak. The motor of their small dinghy boat (made to carry six people, but carrying 20) almost capsized. Six refugee athletes are competing in athletics and two in Judo. (more...)
Climate Change Could Release Cold War-Era Radioactive Waste In Greenland Climate Change Could Release Cold War-Era Radioactive Waste In Greenland
- August 08, 2016

Notably, the site's wastes could actually be exposed far earlier than the end of the century - recent nearby (but lower-elevation) ice-sheet observations seem to point towards this possibility, as Jennifer Mercer , a cryospheric scientist with the National Science Foundation who specializes in Greenland Ice Sheet operations, was quoted as saying. (more...)
Republicans Rally Behind Trump
- August 06, 2016

My duty is always to you. Pence added that he and Trump "have different styles", which shouldn't be "confused with differences in conviction". Pence responded by saying Khan's family should be cherished. Hunter asked, describing the questions raised by his colleagues. "That's what freedom sounds like". Trump also refused to endorse Arizona Sen. According to reports, Trump said he's " not quite there yet " with endorsing Ryan in the primaries. (more...)
Thinner Body, 3GB RAM, Pricing And More
- August 06, 2016

Netizens started to wonder on what would be the next Apple iPhone called - iPhone mini, iPhone 7 Pro, iPhone 7 Plus , iPhone 7s or just simply iPhone ? While this is an interesting upgrade that would make the smartphone even more efficient when multitasking, there is actually a bigger reason why Apple made a decision to add more RAM to this version of the iPhone 7 , according to BGR . (more...)
Turkish ruling party purges US-based cleric's followers
- August 06, 2016

Since the coup attempt , Turkey has cracked down heavily on those the government believes is responsible, including supporters of the cleric Gulen . "How can it be, when we are strategic partners. you keep on hiding and sheltering him?" US State Department spokesman Mark Toner declined to comment. (more...)
FAA Approves First Commercial Spacecraft to Land on the Moon
- August 05, 2016

NEWS BRIEF In a space first, the USA government gave approval Wednesday for a private company to fly beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon in 2017. Barney Pell . Moon Express , based in Cape Canaveral, announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to set a robotic lander on the moon. (more...)
A private spaceflight company is headed to the moon
- August 05, 2016

Before this mission was proposed, only government-run programs have flown beyond the Earth's orbit and monitored space travel. The U.S. government has licensed the private company Moon Express Inc.to send a robot to the moon in 2017. "Our goal is to blaze a trail to the Moon to unlock its mysteries and resources so we can improve life on Earth", said Moon Express Co-Founder and CEO Bob Richards . (more...)
Samsung's new jumbo phone unlocks with iris scanner
- August 04, 2016

It isn't clear yet whether the Note7's iris scanning arrives with the shortcomings predicted from recent leaks - most notably the inability to scan through glasses, and potentially harmful health effects. On the whole, the handset is much like Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge, a variant of the Galaxy S7 that debuted just this March. The headset supports the new USB-C connection of the Note 7, but an included micro-USB adapter ensures backwards compatibility with all the phones that worked with the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Top 5 highlights revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Top 5 highlights revealed
- August 04, 2016

The new device employs a similar design to the Galaxy S series, but offers a larger screen and functions involving a pen accessory. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the hottest smartphone of the moment, and as detailed information starts surfacing online, it starts looks like the Note 7 has a bunch of undermarketed but really useful features . (more...)
Apple Takes Away Gun Emoji Without Explanation
- August 03, 2016

People have got into trouble with the law because of the pistol and other weapon emojis. Apple said in a statement that it was working closely with the Unicode Consortium to ensure that the emojis "reflect the diversity of people everywhere". (more...)
The Division Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Jessica Chastain Officially Announced The Division Movie Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Jessica Chastain Officially Announced
- August 03, 2016

Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal have both signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of Ubisoft's plague-ridden shooter. The confirmation came in today but it was actually rumored a couple of months ago that Ubisoft could be looking to make a movie out of The Division. (more...)