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Battle Rages Over GOP Platform on Gay Rights Without Input From Trump Battle Rages Over GOP Platform on Gay Rights Without Input From Trump
- July 11, 2016

This is their way of showing that they are concerned about what's going on. "That's where you might have another candidate - someone who ran, or someone like Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan - could step forward and could start building support". I don't get into numbers for a couple of reasons. "It's the grassroots saying if you're going to do this, you're going to do it with our pick". In his introductory message to committee members, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus signaled to the committee his ... (more...)
Google to train 2 mn developers on Android in India
- July 11, 2016

Google says that there are three main elements to this program: End-to-end Android training, Training Channels, and Associate Android Developer Certification. "India is expected to have the largest developer population with 4 million people by 2018, overtaking the USA, but only a quarter are building for mobile", said Caesar Sengupta, Vice President of Product Management at Google . (more...)
John Oliver is hilarious when reviewing his fan mail (YouTube comments) John Oliver is hilarious when reviewing his fan mail (YouTube comments)
- July 11, 2016

John Oliver knows this all too well. You can check out the first volume of Fan Mail from 2014 below! " John Olivers eyebrows are magnificent", said another. Oliver was told he looked like "a mix of a Pokemon and a child molester" and that he serves his "corporate masters well". The comedian even went as far as to feature one particular comment after being dared that he wouldn't show it in exchange for - and I quote - "a zillion dollars". (more...)
Amazon pulls out all the hacker tricks for Mr Robot 2 launch
- July 11, 2016

The teaser went down nearly as soon as it went up. It reappeared Sunday night on Twitter , though as the tweet said, "it won't be here long". Season 2 of " Mr. Robot also captures the anger and frustration so many feel for a financial system that's rigged against them. The season premiere appeared online three days early, just after a masked figure interrupted a live Facebook Q&A with its creators. (more...)
Elon Musk teases new 'top secret' Tesla plan
- July 11, 2016

In the 2006 blog post, Mr Musk unveiled the cars that became the Tesla Model S four-door family vehicle and the Tesla 3 sports sedan. The company now faces significant back-half pressure to meet its guidance for 50K vehicles for the third and fourth quarters combined. (more...)
Samsung introduces world's first UFS cards Samsung introduces world's first UFS cards
- July 11, 2016

Second, it means that the new UFS format is more likely to be adopted by multiple device makers, since they don't have to give up on the traditional microSD card format if they offer support for the faster UFS format as well, which will probably help with adoption as well. (more...)
Starbound has finally left the Early Access swamp Starbound has finally left the Early Access swamp
- July 11, 2016

Starbound is a universe sized sandbox set on a 2D plane. For now, you can still explore the stars in our list of PC's best space games. The game has been available for purchase through Steam Early Access since December 2013. Still, while a final release is within reach, Chucklefish is committed to the project. The game went on to sell more than a million copies on its first week on Steam . (more...)
Facebook Live streaming of shooting spotlights ethical, legal policies Facebook Live streaming of shooting spotlights ethical, legal policies
- July 11, 2016

Reynold's video has been viewed on her Facebook page more than 5 million times. "The images we've seen this week are graphic and heartbreaking, and they shine a light on the fear that millions of members of our community live with every day", Zuckerberg said . (more...)
Euro 2016 Final: Cristiano Ronaldo dedicates triumph to all immigrants
- July 11, 2016

It was a goal I've been working for from the first minute of the Euros. His friend, Alexis Urszulan, said people watching couldn't help but get swept up in the fan fever. "Clearly we had our chances but we weren't cool-headed enough". Three players from runners-up France are also involved - right-back Bacary Sagna, midfielder Dimitri Payet and forward (and tournament top-scorer) Antoine Griezmann . (more...)
10 awesome Prisma app images that started as simple selfies 10 awesome Prisma app images that started as simple selfies
- July 11, 2016

This same enforced simplicity is one of the reasons why we were such big fans of Paper by FiftyThree as well - the constraints applied by these apps limit your options, but ensure that all of us can quickly and easily create something lovely. (more...)
Google developing two wearables known as the Angelfish and Swordfish Google developing two wearables known as the Angelfish and Swordfish
- July 11, 2016

While there's no information on what functions the buttons offer, the device is said to feature Global Positioning System and a heart-rate monitor, which in addition to LTE capabilities, will make it a true standalone device. One of the biggest announcements from this year's Google I/O developer conference was Google's plan to launch a new platform called Google Assistant. (more...)
Hamilton wins British GP to trail Rosberg by 1 point
- July 11, 2016

Rosberg's lead over Hamilton in the drivers' standings was initially cut to four points, but his demotion to third position means he now holds just a one-point advantage. Spaniard Carlos Sainz was eighth for Toro Rosso and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel ninth after being handed a five- second penalty for forcing the Williams of Brazilian Felipe Massa off the track. (more...)
US Police Officer Fired after Threatening Minor on Facebook US Police Officer Fired after Threatening Minor on Facebook
- July 11, 2016

A Kansas police officer has been fired after threatening a five-year-old child on Facebook following the Dallas police attack. She wasn't buying it. "Why would he go out of his way to delete it?" she asked. Donchez personally called Williams to apologize to her and her daughter, India. Not all of them are like that. I don't think she'll think they're all like that either way. (more...)
Protesters rally for unity in Bridgeport
- July 11, 2016

Two buses full of arrested protesters drove off, with a third standing by. (Katy Kildee/The Ann Arbor News via AP). Philadelphia's Black Live Matters is calling for a "black-only healing space for black Philadelphians and organizers who need a space to grieve, scream, shout, cry". (more...)
Pokémon Servers Down; Niantic Labs Pauses the Game Release
- July 11, 2016

While most of us are already neck-deep in Pokémon Go, those who haven't loaded up the game might want to do so and take Pikachu along for the ride as their starter. Users play the game by walking around "the real world", catching the virtual monsters through the location on your phone. Australia and New Zealand were the first countries to experience the game, with an American rollout coming not long after, but we'll have to wait a little longer. (more...)
Android Phones Infected By Annoying Malware Android Phones Infected By Annoying Malware
- July 11, 2016

A spike in the number of phones infected by the malware was noticed separately by security companies Checkpoint and Lookout . Once the device is infected, the only way to remove the malware is by factory reset, according to CNET . It found the most widely infected Android versions are KitKat (50%) and Jelly Bean (40%). Lollipop has 7 percent, Ice Cream Sandwich has 2 percent, and Marshmallow has 1 percent. (more...)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G review MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G review
- July 11, 2016

GeForce GTX 1060 is VR-Ready. The 298mm x 134mm x 40mm card looks and feels practically identical to the recently reviewed ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080, but at £500, the GTX 1070 OC variant is nearly 30 per cent cheaper than its full-fat sibling. (more...)
Kerbal Space Program blasts off to PlayStation 4 on July 12 Kerbal Space Program blasts off to PlayStation 4 on July 12
- July 11, 2016

It's not exactly a game that lets you try out what Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon's Jeff Bezos experience while leading SpaceX and Blue Origin respectively, but Kerbal Space Program is as close as it gets. From the game description Kerbal Space Program will come fully equipped with all the features the PC version has such as three campaign modes and all the spaceship builder fun PC player has been enjoying for a while now. (more...)
ADR1FT for PS4 launches July 15 ADR1FT for PS4 launches July 15
- July 11, 2016

The creator of "Adr1ft", Adam Orth, said in his Twitter post that it was a dream come true to see their game being released on PlayStation 4. The game is now available on PC, heads to PS4 on July 15 and is expected to make its Xbox debut before the end of 2016. (more...)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Hacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Account Hacked
- July 11, 2016

As mentioned above, the group had previously hacked the social media accounts of other celebrated personalities by exploiting discrepancies or flaws in their social media handles. While that tweet was quickly deleted, many more followed. It is possible that Dorsey had an old/shard password on his Vine account, which the hackers gained access to and later exploited. (more...)
HTC Nexus 2016 Leaks Appear Before Release HTC Nexus 2016 Leaks Appear Before Release
- July 11, 2016

At some point this year, Google will finally introduce the public to the newest set of Google Nexus devices, though recent rumblings predict that there's a bit of a shakeup in the works, possibly leading to the new phones coming out earlier than expected. (more...)
I'll see you in court, Corbyn tells Labour MPs
- July 11, 2016

Talks with influential unions to resolve the issue of UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's resignation were called off on Saturday after deputy leader Tom Watson said there was no realistic prospect of a compromise given the former's insistence he would not quit. (more...)
UK: Corbyn expects to automatically be on ballot for Labour leadership contest
- July 11, 2016

Several members of the shadow cabinet, including Eagle, quit in a revolt against Corbyn leadership. Mr Horsfield said it sent a "resounding message that they still stand behind Jeremy Corbyn " and that "if that doesn't re-solidify his mandate in the parliamentary party I don't know what does". (more...)
Facebook Messenger Lets You Go Stealth with Secret Conversations Facebook Messenger Lets You Go Stealth with Secret Conversations
- July 11, 2016

The upgrade will prohibit even Facebook from reading users' conversation. The service uses a different thread of codes than normal " Messenger " conversations, which is meant to make it more hard to break. The white paper also notes that each secret conversation will generate metadata like "delivery and read receipts", which is not end-to-end encrypted and won't contain message plaintext. (more...)
Andy Murray beats Raonic to win second Wimbledon title Andy Murray beats Raonic to win second Wimbledon title
- July 11, 2016

It didn't take the Scot anywhere near as long to collect a second title at tennis' most beloved tournament. I can't wait to return in 2017. "I'm just really happy I managed to do it again after a lot of tough losses in the latter stages of the slams over the last couple of years", Murray said . (more...)