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Microsoft could release an Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' edition Microsoft could release an Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio' edition
- August 19, 2017

If we had to guess, we'd bet that there will be a period of time that you can purchase packs of these guys for a chance to win an Xbox One X. Now where's the Mountain Dew?! When Microsoft announced the Xbox One X during E3 2017 , it was official. (more...)
Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers Man Who Burned Retina During 1962 Eclipse Warns Others of Viewing Dangers
- August 19, 2017

The total solar eclipse this Monday is attracting thousands of people who are eager to see the phenomenon. When watching the eclipse with special, protective glasses, Suh recommended viewing for one minute, looking away for 15 seconds or so and then repeating the pattern. (more...)
Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam Defense Secretary Mattis: 'We'll take out' North Korean missiles to Guam
- August 18, 2017

A North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un would observe what it called "foolish and stupid conduct" of the U.S. before deciding whether to order the missiles fired. And it's one day after the United Nations passed sanctions to devastate the region; China on Tuesday announced it would phase out supplying North Korea with crucial coal imports. (more...)
Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta
- August 17, 2017

So far, both the European Union and other foreign observers who earlier praised the election has called on the election commission to publish all remaining forms showing vote tallies on its website to ensure transparency. "Kenyans have no need to use violence to achieve justice", he said, adding, "We will preach peace. we will uphold our rights to assemble and protest". (more...)
Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing
- August 16, 2017

They are internally known as Taimen ( Pixel XL 2) and Walleye ( Pixel 2). The FCC filing for last year's Pixel phone curiously surfaced exactly one year ago today , while the phone landed on stores' shelves towards the end of October, so you can expect the patch's date to change by the time the Pixel 2 lands in customers' hands. (more...)
Daily Stormer Website Booted Off by GoDaddy, Google Daily Stormer Website Booted Off by GoDaddy, Google
- August 16, 2017

The GoDaddy tweet was made following a request by the founder of The New Agenda Amy Suskind who called on the domain provider to ban the Daily Stormer because it posted an article that was obscene, related to Heather Heyer , who was killed on Saturday in Charlottesville after she was hit by a auto that plowed into a crowd attending a rally. (more...)
A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers
- August 13, 2017

This one from Open AI - a nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm known mainly for its backing by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk , of Tesla and SpaceX fame - is a different story, and possibly a cautionary one. The next big step for the project is to create a team of five that can compete against a full squad at next year's worldwide, according to OpenAI. (more...)
Watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend Watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
- August 12, 2017

The best Perseid performance we know of occurred in 1993, when the peak rate topped 300 meteors per hour, Cooke said. Meteor showers are tiny dust particles, debris left over from a comet, in this case Swift-Tuttle. The Perseid Meteor Shower , the most popular meteor shower of the year, will reach its peak in the coming days. A light jacket or blanket could be ideal since temperatures are expected to cool to the upper 60s from 9 p.m.to midnight, depending on how cozy you want to be when ... (more...)
Perseid meteor shower to peak on August 12 Perseid meteor shower to peak on August 12
- August 10, 2017

According to meteor expert Bill Cooke (who, incidentally, is on NASA's payroll), it's the most popular meteor shower of the year. Even though pieces of the comet are actually that tiny, "they're moving so fast that they heat up and they illuminate the air around them, so that's what we see - a streak of light", Gallagher said. (more...)
Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenager covered in blood Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenager covered in blood
- August 09, 2017

She said amphipod bites were common and "normally you would feel them or brush them off". "I walked out and saw what I thought was sand covering my calf and shook it off, and by the time I'd walked across the sand about 20 meters to put my thongs on, I looked down and noticed I had blood all over my ankles ", he said. (more...)
Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility Help: Destiny 2 PC and Third-Party Application Feature Compatibility
- August 07, 2017

While it may be trickier to stream or capture Destiny 2 with a one-PC setup, the addition of other hardware such as a second PC or an Elgato or aVerMedia capture cards seem to be the best workaround. Not only this, but some features of other third-party applications. The PC version is said to have about the same maps and modes as the console beta but will also test out another map that will replace the Midtown map that was in the console version of the beta. (more...)
Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space Friday space launch puts University of Tennessee back in space
- July 29, 2017

The launch will be shown live at 11:41 a.m., followed immediately by post-launch interviews. The spacecraft will perform a flight to the ISS using a shortened six-hour scheme to allow the new expedition to arrive at the docking port of the Rassvet module already at 01:01 a.m. (more...)
Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS
- July 27, 2017

For the uninitiated, Google Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with your family and friends. The app that serves as a personal safety app for smartphone users will now allow users to customize the timeout of location requests to share their location with the trusted contacts . (more...)
Toyota's new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020 Toyota's new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020
- July 26, 2017

While the Japanese automaker doesn't seem to have many EVs in the pipeline, it has now confirmed that it plans to be among the first automakers to commercialize electric cars using new solid-state batteries. Other automakers such as BMW are also working on developing all-solid-state batteries, eyeing mass production in the next 10 years. The crossover will be re-engineered to accommodate an electric motor and a battery pack, located somewhere under the floor. (more...)
Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod detailed Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod detailed
- July 26, 2017

Other features include dual 12MP f/2.0 rear cameras (one shoots in color, while the other is monochrome), and the smartphone runs Android 7.1.1. This is somewhat of a departure for Motorola who had been heading toward a direct-to-consumer only route. (more...)
Fergus Beeley road rage Fergus Beeley road rage
- July 25, 2017

That's when a series of " citizen's arrests " were made. Beeley says. "In fact, I want you dead right now". The enraged man then points at each family member - including the young boy - telling them they are also under citizen's arrest . (more...)
Chelsea: What's left for Conte to do in the transfer market? Chelsea: What's left for Conte to do in the transfer market?
- July 24, 2017

Despite scoring 59 goals in his three seasons at Chelsea , the Spanish international's approach in front of goal has always been bullish and forced rather than precise and clinical. However, Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Antonio Conte revealed that Morata was always his first choice, he said: "It is very important the choice". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Leaks Again With Dual Rear Cameras Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Leaks Again With Dual Rear Cameras
- July 22, 2017

The invitation for the Unpacked event shows the Note's S Pen, giving more than a strong hint about what will be revealed. Samsung released 400,000 revamped Note 7 phones in South Korea only, where local reports suggest fired up fans are snapping them up like hot cakes. (more...)
How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down How the Biggest Online Black Market, AlphaBay, Was Shut Down
- July 21, 2017

Hansa, meanwhile, was the third largest marketplace , with European agencies saying it hosted trading of "similarly high volumes in illicit drugs and other commodities". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that Alpha Bay was part of a larger worldwide effort targeted at dark web market bases. On Thursday officials from multiple countries revealed their role in the strike, and permanently shut down Hansa Market . (more...)
Manu Ginobili to return for at least one last season with Spurs Manu Ginobili to return for at least one last season with Spurs
- July 20, 2017

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN‏ is reporting that Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing details on a new contract. That final game in San Antonio acted as somewhat of a celebration for what the Argentinian did for San Antonio . It is a role Ginobili should continue to fill in the season to come, especially with point guard Tony Parker - the team's longest-tenured player - expected to miss at least the first half of the year while recovering from a torn quadriceps tendon. (more...)

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