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Money Briefs: New BOJ framework marks progress Money Briefs: New BOJ framework marks progress
- September 29, 2016

Financial market players suspect the Bank of Japan's new interest rate-focused policy may not provide the firepower it initially seemed to promise, handicapping attempts to stoke price growth through the appearance of a strong hand. Nevertheless, it is possible that Eurozone banks are struggling, and if the current hostile monetary climate continues, they might decide to embrace the BOJ's bank friendly mechanism as an alternative. (more...)
Baby Born with DNA from 3 People, First from New Technique
- September 29, 2016

Abrahim's parents, Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, were treated using the controversial three-parent technique by a US team based in Mexico. The baby boy was born five months ago in Mexico to Jordanian parents, and is healthy and doing well, said the report in New Scientist magazine, described as an "exclusive". (more...)
Viacom-CBS Parent Company to Call for Merger Viacom-CBS Parent Company to Call for Merger
- September 29, 2016

Representatives for National Amusements, Viacom and CBS declined to comment. The split was thought to have been caused by National Amusement's head Sumner Redstone having two strong executives and not enough company to go around. Supporters of the move say that having CBS chief executive Les Moonves take over management of the combined company would also help its chances of success. (more...)
Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
- September 29, 2016

The plumes makes the task of collecting the samples generating from beneath the surface without having to drill or land through the ice. Scientists detected the plumes by borrowing a trick from exoplanet hunters: When an exoplanet passes in front of its host star, the light that passes through its atmosphere changes based on the molecules it encounters. (more...)
German lawmakers ratify landmark Paris climate accord
- September 29, 2016

The treaty will come into force as and when 55 countries contributing to 55 per cent of total global emissions ratify the agreement. India's decision to ratify the agreement will take the global greenhouse gas emissions covered by countries that have ratified the agreement so far to 51.89 per cent. (more...)
New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee
- September 28, 2016

Last year, Jeep sold 118,464 Patriots and 66,698 Compasses in the US, or about 21% of the brand's total sales in the U.S. Jeep launched an all-new version of its Compass compact SUV this week it promises will feature best-in-class off-road capability, potent turbo engines, and sharp new looks when it hits Canadian roads next year. (more...)
Red Sox magic number reduced to one as Yankees beat Blue Jays
- September 28, 2016

The Yanks are all but eliminated from any shot at the playoffs but could help the Red Sox if they can manage a win in the series finale at the Rogers Centre tonight. There is also a centerpiece interview of the retiring Red Sox al-star with Tom Verducci . Cessa went five innings at Boston on September 16 and suffered the loss while yielding three runs on six hits. (more...)
Adobe Ink Cloud Deal To Fight Salesforce Adobe Ink Cloud Deal To Fight Salesforce
- September 28, 2016

Aimed at the IT professionals who are working to help their organizations move into the digital business era, the new services announced by Microsoft include security and intelligence enhancements for Windows 10 Enterprise , Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics. (more...)
Roku Rolls Out New Streamer Lineup Roku Rolls Out New Streamer Lineup
- September 27, 2016

You'll get 1080p HD video, and it includes a remote so you don't have to rely on your mobile device to control it. Roku Express and Roku Express +. The new players come four short days after last week's leak that detailed pretty much exactly what Roku's lineup is capable of. Also, keep your eyes peeled for discounts on older Roku models as retailers make way for the newer gear. (more...)
Google Rejoins Messaging Wars with Its Artificially Intelligent App Allo Google Rejoins Messaging Wars with Its Artificially Intelligent App Allo
- September 26, 2016

After launching the Duo video chat and Allo instant messaging, here's the Internet giant rolling out a new feature that is expected to be more than helpful. Similar to WhatsApp , Allo is based on your phone number, so you can use it to send text messages to anyone in your phonebook - not just other Allo users. (more...)
Sunday rewind: Tennessee 38, Florida 28
- September 26, 2016

Coach Butch Jones has ensured that his team improves each year. Tennessee finally beat Florida for the first time since 2004, and the Vols' shocking second-half dominance of the Gators occurred without UT's best cornerback or its best two linebackers. (more...)
India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
- September 26, 2016

Earlier, in a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. To win the symbolic honour of triggering the Paris accord's entry into force ahead of the next round of climate talks, EU-level ratification would then have to be signed off on by European Parliament and member states before October 7. (more...)
Yahoo facing lawsuits in the wake of massive data breach
- September 25, 2016

The ongoing investigation suggested that looted data did not include unprotected passwords or information associated with payments or bank accounts, the Silicon Valley company said. The US internet firm said the hack, which affected eight million user accounts in the United Kingdom, was carried out by a "state sponsored actor". (more...)
Google Play is now bringing Android apps to Chromebooks
- September 25, 2016

The feature was announced back at Google I/O in May and first appeared on the Chrome OS Developer channel back in June. No matter your chrome OS is now in Stable channel or not, the Google Play update is still in its Beta phase on Chromebooks. (more...)
Spotify, Tinder Hookup For Music And Dating Spotify, Tinder Hookup For Music And Dating
- September 24, 2016

Thankfully, Tinder recognizes the importance of music when it comes to dating, which is why it's teamed up with Spotify for some exciting new features. Your "anthem" will show up right below that witty bio of yours, and can be played right within the app. By selecting an "anthem" through Spotify , Tinder hopes to match you and a sexy nearby singleton through the magic of common music tastes. (more...)
Scientists use technology to peer into charred ancient biblical scroll Scientists use technology to peer into charred ancient biblical scroll
- September 24, 2016

It's a delicate and painstaking process, but it can work. "The two columns extracted from the scroll also exhibit an intercolumnar blank space, as well as a large blank space before the first column that is larger than the column of text". (more...)
60 countries formally join Paris Agreement
- September 23, 2016

On September 21, 2016, during the high-level ceremony at the UN Headquarters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, delivered to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, instrument of acceptance by the Republic of Belarus of the Paris Climate Agreement . (more...)
Galaxy Note 7 Refund Deadline Extended In South Korea
- September 23, 2016

Samsung has already started rolling out the program throughout various markets, with the United States having more than 500,000 new handsets ready to be shipped. Samsung expects replacement Note 7s to be available by Wednesday. While we await more information on the Chinese incident, have you sent back your Galaxy Note 7 to Samsung? "Available now the new Galaxy Note 7 ". (more...)
Manatee-riding Florida man talks smack to cops, arrested Manatee-riding Florida man talks smack to cops, arrested
- September 23, 2016

Massengale was seen "reaching out for, touching and laying" on top of manatees in a creek, Officer Bobby Dube said in a news release. The man allegedly told witnesses, "I'm riding it", the publication says. Massengale admitted to knowing what he was doing was illegal, but said he was waiting for someone with a badge to show up. 47, apparently homeless, remained in custody under a $25,000 bond, mostly for refusing to cooperate with Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies or Florida Fish and ... (more...)
How Mark Zuckerberg plans to 'tackle all disease' by 2100 How Mark Zuckerberg plans to 'tackle all disease' by 2100
- September 23, 2016

In an event aired as a Facebook Live video , Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan gave an important announcement. It's all part of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced when their daughter was born a year ago - it's a plan to give away 99 percent of their stock in Facebook to social causes. (more...)
Turkish army targets Syria after rocket attack blamed on Daesh
- September 23, 2016

Cross-border rocket attacks have killed 21 people and wounded 80 in Kilis since January, security sources said. Footage aired by CNN Turk showed windows shattering and dust rising from smashed concrete as a result of the incident. Sending Turkish special forces and infantry to Syria is among those plans, said the newspaper. Damascus has denounced Turkey's military intervention as a breach of its sovereignty. (more...)
Soberanes Fire Is Now the Costliest to Fight in US History Soberanes Fire Is Now the Costliest to Fight in US History
- September 22, 2016

The total as of now is $206.7 million, which does not include damages to structures or homes - because the fire has been burning in rough, largely uninhabited terrain along ridges east of Big Sur in and in the Carmel Valley, the number of homes destroyed has remained the same for over a month, at 57. (more...)
Disturbing Helicopter Footage Shows Tulsa Police Killing Unarmed Man Terence Crutcher
- September 21, 2016

Police said Crutcher did not respond to their comments and that one officer used a stun gun on him and another shot him. The family's attorney, Benjamin Crump, linked Crutcher's death to police killings of other unarmed black people that have sparked protest across the country in recent years. (more...)
North Korea says successfully ground tests new rocket engine
- September 21, 2016

It did not give the date of the test, as is customary. Some 50 South Korean and USA fighter jets will practice recision bombing of a North Korean nuclear facility. North Korea earlier this month fired three missiles that flew about 1,000 km (600 miles) each and in August tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) that global experts said showed considerable progress. (more...)
Gears of War 4 goes gold Gears of War 4 goes gold
- September 21, 2016

Anyway, you won't be playing as Kait. Leaping 25 years forward in the series fiction, Gears of War 4 imagines a future in which the cataclysmic measures that eliminated the original trilogy's enemies also triggered global storms and other post-apocalyptic tropes. (more...)