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First Amazon Prime Air drone delivery lands in UK
- December 15, 2016

The test took place within five miles of Amazon's drone testing facility, located outside the university town of Cambridge, and the customer lived near the site, USA Today reported. It's finally here. Amazon just completed their first Prime drone delivery, and now anything is possible. He told InfoSecurity Magazine: "Putting it bluntly, these devices are in fact a flying payload system with the ability to deliver anything including incendiary devices or grenades in to uncontrolled ... (more...)
Microsoft Launches Advanced Translator For Android, iOS, Windows And Amazon Fire Microsoft Launches Advanced Translator For Android, iOS, Windows And Amazon Fire
- December 15, 2016

This was announced immediately after the latest update from Skype gives real-time translation to calls on mobiles phones and landlines. Microsoft said audible translation is available in some languages but didn't specify which ones. (more...)
Rubio Has 'Serious Concerns' About Exxon CEO Tillerson's Nomination Rubio Has 'Serious Concerns' About Exxon CEO Tillerson's Nomination
- December 15, 2016

Already, a number of Republican senators have expressed concerns about Tillerson's relationship with Russian Federation, which could pose a challenge for his confirmation in committee votes and on the Senate floor. Marco Rubio , a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a Tweet about Tillerson: "Being a friend of Vladimir is not an attribute I am hoping for from a secretary of state". (more...)
Super Nintendo World to Open at Universal Studios Japan Before 2020 Olympics
- December 14, 2016

The theme park will be operational in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games . On a more positive note, Super Nintendo World is set to feature some fantastic rides, interactive spots, some Nintendo themed restaurants, and shops. Super Nintendo World is a true testament to the coming of another golden age for the pioneer of video gaming. According to LA Times , this will give fans a peek into what the new Universal Studios Nintendo in Japan will present. (more...)
Pruitt could make EPA more robust
- December 14, 2016

Bishop of Western Massachusetts Douglas Fisher, along with four other current or retired bishops in the state, signed a letter to the President-elect stating that they will urge members of Congress to vote against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. (more...)
Watch how the snowballs fly in Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Arcade mode
- December 14, 2016

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. The new skins can be received from loot boxes players get from leveling up or purchased with in-game gold. Claus. To make gamers' playing experience more fun , as with any holiday or special season, the game's developers released new skins fans will surely love. (more...)
Google Renames Keyboard App for Android to Gboard, Adds New Features Google Renames Keyboard App for Android to Gboard, Adds New Features
- December 14, 2016

The new Gboard app will only work on Android 4.2 and above, it must be noted here. But then again, everything's fine and dandy on the other side as the keyboard is finally available as an update on the existing Google Keyboard. Like its iOS counterpart, Gboard on Android also allows performing quick web searches and subsequently, share it with the recipient. The application gave you a quick way to do a Google search without leaving the current application. (more...)
Spider named after Harry Potter character
- December 13, 2016

New spider species has been only found in the forests of Shivamogga district, Karnataka . A new spider species in India has been given a name that's sure to be a victor with Harry Potter fans. He said the reason this spider takes the shape of a magical hat is to camouflage itself to resemble a dried leaf during the day to protect itself from predators. (more...)
Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute
- December 13, 2016

Snow fell throughout northern New England Monday, triggering traffic jams on snow-packed roads and forcing schools to cancel or postpone classes. It's a "slap of reality" after a mild November, National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Schmidt in La Crosse, Wis., said. (more...)
Weather: Snow, sleet could make for messy Monday commute Weather: Snow, sleet could make for messy Monday commute
- December 13, 2016

The Canadian model forecasts much of the precipitation to pass north of Washington, with little impact. High pressure will the dominate force responsible for the fair weather. Expect readings in the upper teens to lower 20s! By Thursday morning, the Pittsburgh area will have wind chills below zero. Highs in the low to mid 20s. (more...)
New Pokemon Go Update Adds Mass-Transfer System, Other Usability Improvements New Pokemon Go Update Adds Mass-Transfer System, Other Usability Improvements
- December 12, 2016

Thus, with the sound files for the next 100 creatures already added in the game, it appears like Niantic is indeed making the final preparations for the highly anticipated Generation 2 rollout, according to Forbes . Oh, what's that? Where are those new Pokemon that have been rumored for the last few weeks? Might Christmas Day see the release of the legendary birds? But what does this have to do with new Pokemon? The game set the first-week record for downloads on Apple's App Store. (more...)
USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast
- December 12, 2016

An natural disaster with a magnitude of 6.5 struck Thursday morning about 100 miles of the coast of Ferndale, in Humboldt County, California. The quake, which began happening around 6:50 a.m. Residents in Loleta, Fortuna and as far away as OR reported feeling the quake. The San Andreas Fault is located very close to where the quake struck. (more...)
Well-preserved tail gives more proof dinosaurs had feathers
- December 12, 2016

Pretty. So pretty. Pretty to look at and pretty significant: for the first time , researchers have got their hands on the tail of a non-avian feathered dinosaur preserved inside a piece of amber for nearly 100 million years. High level of detail in the amber feathered tail specimen. "I have studied paleontology for more than 10 years and have been interested in dinosaurs for more than 30 years", Xing told NPR of the initial moment of discovery. (more...)
Rahul issues 'Quake' Threat on Demonetisation; BJP says Congress epicenter of 'scams' Rahul issues 'Quake' Threat on Demonetisation; BJP says Congress epicenter of 'scams'
- December 12, 2016

He said he will reveal the reason behind demonetization, which he dubbed as the biggest scam. The fresh attack from Rahul Gandhi comes a day after he told reporters that popular digital wallet Paytm was actually an acronym for "Pay to Modi". (more...)
Grounded by fog, PM addresses rally via phone
- December 12, 2016

Mr. Modi assured the people that his government was stepping up the heat on the corrupt and those who have stashed black money and said they would be behind bars in the next three-four months. I can not understand what problem the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have because of our fight against black money. "You have to learn it slowly". (more...)
Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22 Cousins leads Redskins over Eagles 27-22
- December 12, 2016

Washington got back on track, however, and finally got on the scoreboard when running back Robert Kelley broke loose on a 22-yard TD run to give the Redskins a 7-6 lead with 4:11 left in the first half. -Darren Sproles' injury when he was hit before he could field a punt (and Wendell Smallwood's injury earlier in the game) meant that Ryan Mathews had to play every snap to finish out the game. (more...)
Mother of 'One Direction' member Louis Tomlinson dies at 43
- December 11, 2016

As well as Louis , she leaves behind husband Dan Deakin , and six other children, Lottie , 18, Felicite, 16, 12-year-old twins Daisy and Phoebe , as well as twins Ernest and Doris , aged two, whom she gave birth to prematurely in 2014. (more...)
Stock's Earning Overview: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock's Earning Overview: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)
- December 10, 2016

The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 2.38% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -1.37% and -10.29% respectively. The reported earnings topped the analyst's consensus by $1.25 with the surprise factor around 231.50%. (more...)
Warner joins elite company with seventh ODI century of 2016 Warner joins elite company with seventh ODI century of 2016
- December 10, 2016

Only one Australian has done so: Damien Martyn plundered 116 not out against the Black Caps in March 2000. And what was more interesting about the century was, it was Warner's seventh of the year, equalling India's former captain Sourav Ganguly's record. (more...)
Shoplifting suspect stabs officer at South Carolina Walmart
- December 10, 2016

Columbia Police say an escaped inmate out of McCormick Correctional Institution also wanted in connection with the stabbing of a CPD officer has been captured outside of a school in Lexington County. Police said the officer, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital. Officers from Columbia police, Richland County, Lexington County and the State Law Enforcement Division swarmed the area Wednesday night during the search for Williamson, which included K-9 teams and ... (more...)
Return of the polar vortex? Forecasters say it could hit next week Return of the polar vortex? Forecasters say it could hit next week
- December 10, 2016

How far south the system extends, and for how long the unsafe cold will last , is not yet clear. Second round of freezing weather by Tuesday The National Weather Service is saying that the coldest weather next week is expected to hit on Tuesday in the Midwest and Northeast, with temperatures falling into the single digits in many cities. (more...)
Al Gore on Trump meeting: 'a honest search' for common ground
- December 08, 2016

Trump has been a very verbal climate change denier . Gore , who previously warned that a President Trump could lead to a "climate catastrophe", said his conversation with the president-elect was "sincere" and "productive". The film, which some have said may be the most-watched documentary ever , is now in the hands of the president-elect's daughter Ivanka Trump. Other observers are more confident in Ivanka Trump as a climate messenger than in Gore . (more...)
IPhone 6S Shutdown Issue Might Be Bigger Than Apple Thought IPhone 6S Shutdown Issue Might Be Bigger Than Apple Thought
- December 08, 2016

Users can check if their iPhone is eligible for a new free battery online . Apple continues, "We also want our customers to know that an iPhone is actually created to shut down automatically under certain conditions, such as extremely cold temperature". (more...)
Honda previews NeuV concept ahead of CES 2017 Honda previews NeuV concept ahead of CES 2017
- December 08, 2016

Engine output is undisclosed, although Honda has penned the auto as a "commuter vehicle", suggesting a low output designed for low speeds and urban traffic. It'll be part of what Honda calls the "Cooperative Mobility System" - the manufacturer's running theme during CES. CES 2017 will also see the unveiling of a concept motorcycle that will apparently feature in the keynote address of Honda President & CEO Yoshiyuki Matsumoto. (more...)
Capcom to focus on reviving dormant IP like Marvel vs Capcom Capcom to focus on reviving dormant IP like Marvel vs Capcom
- December 08, 2016

Capcom: Infinite" had players pick two characters each. The game looks as fast-paced as ever, but there will be some changes from Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The previous year or so have seen signs of improvement, despite the lackluster Street Fighter V . Video game stories from other sites on the web. (more...)