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DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote DeVos finalizes ethics disclosure ahead of confirmation vote
- January 25, 2017

DeVos is a MI billionaire who has been an active Republican party donor for decades, and many educators are concerned with DeVos' potential conflicts of interest. DeVos, 59, said she will seek to address rising higher education costs and massive student debt, but also advance trade and vocational schools as well as community colleges because "craftsmanship is not a fallback - but a noble pursuit". (more...)
Night Shift comes to the Mac in latest macOS beta
- January 25, 2017

Apple has released small updates for all of its operating systems to address bugs and security concerns. There's also a graphics fix for Adobe Premiere Pro users who encounter a glitch while using the new 13- or 15-inch MacBook Pro. macOS 10.12.3 is a 1.05 GB update available via Software Update; a standalone download isn't yet available. The update is aimed towards the 15-inch Macbook Pro and as per Apple , will help in fixing a bunch of important issues with the laptop. (more...)
Ringing in 2017 with updates to our Google Voice apps
- January 25, 2017

The relatively slow process of visiting Google Play to download and install an app means that many people simply don't bother - and this is something that Instant Apps should help with. However, there are now only a limited number of ways that Instant Apps can change the usage of mobile devices, but it will likely become an important feature in the future as developers start thinking of ways on how to use it. (more...)
NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite NOAA Releases Spectacular First Images From New GOES-16 Satellite
- January 24, 2017

They're finally here! The very first images from the new GOES-16 weather satellite have been released, and not only are they handsome to behold, but they reveal just how much of a leap forward this is going to mean for our daily weather forecasts. (more...)
NASA's New Horizons probe ready to explore beyond Pluto! NASA's New Horizons probe ready to explore beyond Pluto!
- January 24, 2017

The image was combined with color information taken from the craft's Ralph instrument. The video includes photos shot by New Horizons , but scientists took the black and white originals and overlaid low-res color snapped by a separate camera on the probe, to simulate a high-resolution full-color final product. (more...)
What is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? What is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
- January 24, 2017

But the White House had wasted no time a day prior in updating its trade deals policy page after the 45th United States president's inauguration: "President Trump is committed to renegotiating NAFTA". Softwood is on the list of things Trump might want adjusted in NAFTA, according to a purported transition memo obtained by CNN. If America can not come to an agreement with Canada and Mexico, then it "will move to withdraw from it". (more...)
Trump visits Central Intelligence Agency, slams media during first day in office
- January 23, 2017

Trump's Sunday plans were to include a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who told his Cabinet that the call would cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria, Iran and other issues and a reception for law enforcement officers and first responders who helped with his inauguration. (more...)
Bulls vs. Kings final score: Chicago sneaks away with controversial win Bulls vs. Kings final score: Chicago sneaks away with controversial win
- January 23, 2017

Wade knows he shouldn't be excluded from the criticism because the 13-year National Basketball Association veteran was as bad as anyone, scoring just four points and shooting 2-for-10 from the field in 20 minutes. Sacramento (16-27) has lost five games in a row for the first time this season. The Heat can waive him beginning February 9, the one-year anniversary of his last game for the team. (more...)
Missile failure off Florida? British leader won't say
- January 23, 2017

If the information was made public, they knew how damaging it would be to the credibility of our nuclear deterrent. Theresa May has said in an interview with the BBC she has complete "faith" in Trident despite a failed test flight when the missile flew in the wrong direction. (more...)
Astronomer looks for alien life in Wolf 1061 system
- January 23, 2017

While carrying out the research an astronomer at San Francisco State University in the USA named Stephen Kane laid his focus of searching " habitable zones ", regions where water could exist in a liquid state on the surface of the planet in the presence of sufficient atmospheric pressure. (more...)
Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study
- January 23, 2017

Although shortened telomeres have been linked to certain diseases, everyone's telomeres shorten over time. Scientists have found in a new paper that a sedentary lifestyle can age cells by up to eight years, and in combination with having a poor diet and not exercising, sitting too much can result in a flawless storm of unhealthy behavior. (more...)
Putin dismisses secret Trump dossier claims Putin dismisses secret Trump dossier claims
- January 22, 2017

Mr Trump earlier rejected the sexual allegations as "fake news" and "phony stuff". "If you want to know all you need to about Russian Federation, do come", he said , addressing Trump . Peskov denied accusations that Trump was in any way supported by Moscow . "They have sanctions on Russian Federation - let's see if we can make some good deals with Russian Federation". (more...)
Cassini Takes Close Ups of Saturn's Moon That's Inside a Ring Cassini Takes Close Ups of Saturn's Moon That's Inside a Ring
- January 22, 2017

The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on January 16, 2017. The covering appears to be formed by fine particles from the rings. But it also has some craters and ridges. Cassini took this photo from 17,000 miles out while it was performing one of its ring-grazing orbits, skirting the edge of Saturn's outer rings. (more...)
President Trump Reverses FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts President Trump Reverses FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts
- January 22, 2017

The FHA mortgage fund has maintained a healthy balance sheet since being created in 1934, but it ran into trouble during the housing crisis , eventually needing to draw $1.7 billion from the U.S. The fear expressed by Republicans is that, by lowering premiums, more people who are likely to default on their loans will apply for them, and the FHA will have to bail them out again. (more...)
'Super Mario Run' will (finally) land on Android in March
- January 21, 2017

When Nintendo first announced their plans to enter the mobile fray I was an exciting day. Thanks to a fresh tweet from Nintendo, we now know that Super Mario Run is coming to Android in March, which is still a painful two months away. (more...)
2016 was the hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA confirms
- January 21, 2017

The latest conclusions won't come as a much of a shock to observers, as the likely outcome was trailed heavily towards the end of previous year. The strong El Nino during early 2016 clearly had an overall warming influence on the planet in addition to the record warmth of the global oceans. (more...)
2016 is hottest year on record 2016 is hottest year on record
- January 21, 2017

Spurred by climate change and heat from a monster El Niño , the global average surface temperature previous year was 0.94 degrees Celsius (1.69 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 20th century average of 13.9° C (57° F). The data shows there has been no let-up in the relentless rise in average land and sea temperatures. For instance, the lower 48 US states recorded just its second-warmest year on record, while the Arctic Circle recorded its warmest ever. (more...)
Liquidity ratio analysis: Tesla Motors, Inc.'s (TSLA)
- January 21, 2017

Furthermore on Oct-06-16 the stock was "Downgraded" by Goldman from Buy to Neutral from $240 to $185. Analyst's mean target price for XRX is $8.74 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40. Analyst's mean target price for Monday is $119.81 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.20. The company shares are up 68.99% from one year low and is up $97.31 since then. (more...)
The hidden political message of Chuck Schumer's inaugural speech The hidden political message of Chuck Schumer's inaugural speech
- January 21, 2017

Only Gen. James Mattis, Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Defense, and Gen. John F. Kelly, his pick for the Department of Homeland Security will be voted on by the full Senate. Democrats changed the rules of the Senate in 2013 to allow appointments to be approved on simple majority votes, so they can not stop any nominees without Republican help. (more...)
German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple dropped
- January 21, 2017

This partnership recently came under fire from the German Publishing Association and after a year of discussions with the European Commission , Apple and Amazon have agreed to terminate their existing deal. The EU's antitrust arm, welcomed the agreement between the two companies, dated 5 January 2017, after Bundeskartellamt , the Federal Cartel Office of Germany, cleared the case, by closing proceedings against the two companies. (more...)
Marks Three Consecutive Years Of Record Warmth For The Globe
- January 19, 2017

It surpassed 2015's record by 0.07 degrees. In fact, 16 of the last 17 hottest years on record happened since 2001. Europe and Asia each saw their third hottest years on record, while Australia marked its fourth warmest year since records began more than a century ago. (more...)
Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross says NAFTA is Trump's first trade priority Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross says NAFTA is Trump's first trade priority
- January 19, 2017

But his relationship with Trump dates back to the 1990s, when Ross represented investors who were considering whether to oust Trump from his perch as head of his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. The Commerce Secretary nominee also acknowledged that he initially supported the free trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership but suggested he changed his mind after analyzing the deal. (more...)
Dividend Stock Watch List: General Motors (NYSE:GM)
- January 19, 2017

Company has a sales growth for the last five (5) years is valued at 3.00%. On the company's financial health, General Motors Company reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.27 according to the earnings call on Oct 25, 2016. (more...)
Airbus to Unveil Flying Urban Mobility Prototype by End of 2017 Airbus to Unveil Flying Urban Mobility Prototype by End of 2017
- January 19, 2017

However, one thing that Marius Bebesel, head of helicopter demonstrators at Airbus Helicopters, can talk about is how CityAirbus would work in practice: customers use an app to book a seat on a CityAirbus, proceed to the nearest helipad, and climb aboard to be whisked away to their destination. (more...)
END FOR NATO? Germany 'anxious' for future of defence after Trump's blast END FOR NATO? Germany 'anxious' for future of defence after Trump's blast
- January 18, 2017

The Kremlin said it was too early to comment on his nuclear-sanctions proposal. "Five. It's not much", he said. He said also he had always had "great respect" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but criticised her 2015 decision to allow in a wave of a million migrants as a "catastrophic mistake" that opened the door to terrorist attacks. (more...)