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Shockingly Little Pokemon Go at Pokemon Go Fest Shockingly Little Pokemon Go at Pokemon Go Fest
- July 24, 2017

Frustrated, the fans chanted "fix the game" during game developer Niantic's opening presentation and Niantic CEO John Hanke was booed when he took the stage, according to the Chicago Tribune . The legendary Pokemon will be much powerful compared to other Pokemon in the game. More from Niantic on the subject of how the Legendary launches will work in the future: "As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokémon and Raid Battles, they can keep an ... (more...)
Xiaomi to launch Mi 5X on July 26 alongside MIUI 9 Xiaomi to launch Mi 5X on July 26 alongside MIUI 9
- July 19, 2017

It also has Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Xiaomi says that the Mi Max 2 is created to fit in your pocket and can be used with one hand. This phablet comes with "One-handed mode" for navigating it easily using just one hand. The device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. It comes with Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus features. For selfies you have a 5MP shooter. (more...)
New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before New NASA video shows Pluto as you've never seen it before
- July 18, 2017

New Horizons has moved on from Pluto and is now flying deeper into the Kuiper Belt, a vast area filled with icy bodies out beyond Neptune's orbit. NASA released a new video on Friday that takes viewers on a stunning flyover across Pluto's scenic craggy mountains and wide plains. (more...)
This woman lost 27 contacts in just one eye This woman lost 27 contacts in just one eye
- July 18, 2017

She said she was unaware that the lenses were missing. A "routine" cataract surgery uncovered almost 30 contact lenses stuck together in two separate chunks in a 67-year-old British woman's eye. Morjaria doesn't know whether the woman had any appointments with an optometrist before the clump was discovered, but she doesn't think she would have had regular checkups. (more...)
NASA has discovers a big 75000 miles wide hole in the Sun NASA has discovers a big 75000 miles wide hole in the Sun
- July 15, 2017

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the sun's magnetic field. The sun is now heading into a solar minimum, and its surface had been spot-free for two days before this new sunspot came into view. (more...)
Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond Yandex.Taxi, Uber agree to merge businesses in Russia, Armenia and beyond
- July 14, 2017

Employees will own 4.1 percent of the company on a fully diluted basis. For Yandex .Taxi, which is investing $100 million in the new company, the deal essentially vanquishes the threat of a major competitor. The San Francisco based company is known for being aggressive in its approach to entering new global markets and will end the costly battle that the two firms have seen drag on for more than three years since the arrival of Uber in Russian Federation. (more...)
Microsoft Launches 'Seeing AI' Talking Camera App for the Blind Microsoft Launches 'Seeing AI' Talking Camera App for the Blind
- July 13, 2017

What's particularly impressive about the app is the breadth of things it can describe. Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize . The app, which is free and available on iOS-only, relies on holding up one's smartphone camera to hear information about the world. Microsoft has a short introductory video that gives a great taste of all that the app can do, embedded below. (more...)
Ailing Chinese dissident Liu critically ill, breathing failing Ailing Chinese dissident Liu critically ill, breathing failing
- July 13, 2017

Liu was granted medical parole last month after being diagnosed with advanced liver cancer at the end of May. Geng reiterated that he hoped "relevant countries can respect the judicial sovereignty of China and not interfere in China's internal affairs under the pretext of an individual case". (more...)
Behold the Furious Cyclone of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Behold the Furious Cyclone of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 13, 2017

But for now, we are just going to enjoy the magnificent view of the greatest storm humanity has ever known. "My latest #Jupiter science flyby is complete!" Juno , a spacecraft built at Lockheed Martin's Littleton facility, took the photos July 10 during its closest flyby, when it was only 5,600 miles above the swirling clouds. (more...)
Djokovic suffers injury scare en route to Wimbledon quarters Djokovic suffers injury scare en route to Wimbledon quarters
- July 12, 2017

Wimbledon has defended shunting top women players onto the outside courts on "Manic Monday", saying the big four of men's tennis were the marquee matches demanded by broadcasters and spectators. Djokovic, who was twice treated for a shoulder injury during his win over Mannarino , will have just a day to recover before taking on world No.15 and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals. (more...)
Google readies its UPI payment before Whatsapp Google readies its UPI payment before Whatsapp
- July 12, 2017

So that, if these organisations come to us for approval, we will have to approve it, and not go to RBI. The company has completed its discussions with NPCI , which has in turn requested the Reserve Bank of India to consider Google's application, Hota said. (more...)
Timor, Indonesia vote for NZ-backed 'gift for future' nuclear-free ban Timor, Indonesia vote for NZ-backed 'gift for future' nuclear-free ban
- July 09, 2017

The nuclear weapons ban preamble decries the "slow pace of nuclear disarmament" and "continued reliance on nuclear weapons in military and security concepts, doctrines and policies". The treaty, no doubt, will compliment and strengthen the global architecture on nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation regime. "It's a prohibition in line with other prohibitions on weapons of mass destruction", said Beatrice Fihn at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Geneva. (more...)
'Delusional': Israel rages after UNESCO describes Hebron as Palestinian heritage site 'Delusional': Israel rages after UNESCO describes Hebron as Palestinian heritage site
- July 08, 2017

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said on Tuesday in parliament that Mark Rutte had complained to Netanyahu about the move last week, shortly after the solar panels, which cost approximately $600,000, were dismantled by Israeli authorities at the West Bank village Jubbet adh Dhib. (more...)
North Sinai Attack: 26 Soldiers Killed or Wounded, 40 Terrorists Killed North Sinai Attack: 26 Soldiers Killed or Wounded, 40 Terrorists Killed
- July 08, 2017

As the attack unfolded, ambulance sirens were heard from a distance rushing to the site. The officials initially put the death toll at 10. The officials say that the Friday attack started when a suicide auto bomber rammed his vehicle into the checkpoint in southern Rafah village of el-Barth, followed by heavy shooting by dozens of masked militants on foot. (more...)
IPhone 8 Fingerprint Sensor May Not Be In The Display IPhone 8 Fingerprint Sensor May Not Be In The Display
- July 04, 2017

The Apple iPhone 8 is among the smartphone industry's most anticipated releases this year and as with past iPhone releases, the iPhone 8 has also been subject to its share of rumors over its potential features. In a separate note , KGI also notes that Qualcomm's recently demoed in-screen fingerprint scanning is not ready, and won't be shipped anytime soon, dampening Apple's plans further. (more...)
GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote GOP 'Obamacare' repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote
- June 29, 2017

As foes of the original GOP plan try to deliver a death blow to Republicans' repeal efforts , Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly is working nonstop to negotiate new legislation after abruptly delaying a vote on his initial version amid flagging support. (more...)
Honor 8 Pro set to launch in India, Know the date Honor 8 Pro set to launch in India, Know the date
- June 28, 2017

The back glass body has just gotten a curve on edges, with the more shiny surface. Honor may have just announced the bargain of the century - meet the Honor 9 . All in all, it's more than capable of 4K video. It is powered by a 64 bit 2.4GHz Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 960 Processor with 6GB RAM. Unfortunately, the retailer didn't share any pricing info with the public yet, which means we'll have to wait for a little more than a week to find out how much exactly will the high-end smartphone ... (more...)
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
- June 28, 2017

Zuckerberg wants to see if Facebook can help grow community groups across the world. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 721 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 120 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Merkel ally becomes governor of most populous German state Merkel ally becomes governor of most populous German state
- June 28, 2017

Speaking at a forum Monday evening, Merkel said she was open to a vote of conscience on the issue, in which lawmakers are freed from toeing the party line - and in which the reform would nearly certainly pass. "With three possible coalition partners now declaring that the opening of marriage must be in the coalition contract, perhaps she wants to solve the problem before it appears after the election". (more...)
'Baby Doe' mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted
- June 27, 2017

A computer generated image of Bella Bond was created and posted in newspapers, on TV, and across the nation via social media sites in hopes of finding her identity. The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond, testified that McCarthy killed her daughter. "Who is the real Michael McCarthy? ". "Bella was a homicide victim but she was just as surely a victim of addiction and desperation and the very people she was supposed to rely on for love, for care, and for protection", Conley said. (more...)
Apple is rolling out iOS 11 Beta 2 update to the developers Apple is rolling out iOS 11 Beta 2 update to the developers
- June 27, 2017

Also, as the security researcher Adam Donenfeld reported an exploit from Apple that made things even more complicated. Instead, this update will focus on stabilizing the mobile operating system . It's mostly the same, but it's usually more stable. 2017 is just around the corner, the iOS 10.3.1 or iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak tool might be launched during the event. (more...)
Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
- June 25, 2017

Alek Krautmann of the National Weather Service in Slidell, Louisiana , said Thursday's pattern would likely be much like Wednesday's: Bands of intermittent, sometimes heavy rain spinning onto the coast. Over the coming days, the cold front will push the remnants of the storm east and will help dump more rain over the Tennessee and MS valleys. And Saturday may even turn into a decent day, with the rain pulling away with whatever's left of the circulation center racing past and a cold ... (more...)
Total Solar Eclipse Casts Spotlight On Rural Oregon Town Total Solar Eclipse Casts Spotlight On Rural Oregon Town
- June 24, 2017

The rest of the USA and North America (including Buda and the Austin area) will see a partial eclipse , with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun . The last total solar eclipse over North America happened in Nunavut in 2008. The eclipse will then cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and SC over the following hour and a half. (more...)
Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
- June 23, 2017

The claims against Mourinho come amid a lengthening list of tax fraud cases involving football stars in Spain. "We released a statement to show him our support". Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League semifinals first leg soccer match in May. (more...)
Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens
- June 21, 2017

Many people around the world are already paying the ultimate price of heat-waves, and models suggest that this is likely to continue. However, when it is particularly hot and humid outside, the body can not release as much heat as it produces, elevating the core body temperature. (more...)