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Amazon's Echo Show Opens Smart Home Camera Control to Developers

Amazon's Echo Show Opens Smart Home Camera Control to Developers Following the excitement of the recent Logitech Circle 2 introduction, we are thrilled to announce that we're supporting the newest Amazon Alexa camera API on the Amazon Echo Show . The latter makes a smart doorbell with a camera that lets you check who's at the door, and the former, owned by Google, has a series of smart home cameras. [Full Article...]

ESA to launch PLATO exoplanet hunting spacecraft in 2026

ESA to launch PLATO exoplanet hunting spacecraft in 2026 PLATO's launch is scheduled for 2026. Culling data collected during the first four years of Kepler's mission , researchers used computers to pick out and analyse signals from stars that could be have caused by nearby planets. According to the study, most planets found so far in the Milky Way Galaxy fall into two categories and that almost every star has at least one planet larger than Eart... [Full Article...]

Trump tweets taking place of White House press briefings

White House press secretary Sean Spicer did the opposite on Tuesday. The White House has said they remain willing to respond to reporter emails or in background briefings with officials, The Hill reported . The Baldasaro White House invite comes after several high-profile incidents in which the Trump administration has denounced casual references to violence against Trump , including; ... [Full Article...]

Google will now hide personal medical records from search results

Google will now hide personal medical records from search results Healthcare systems get hacked, insurance providers suffer massive data breaches, and clerical errors lead to medical records being put up online for the world to see, and more importantly search for. Prior to this it only removed information such as national identification numbers, bank account details, credit card information and images of signatures. [Full Article...]

Google's New VR180 Video Format Makes Creating, Enjoying VR Content Easier

Google's New VR180 Video Format Makes Creating, Enjoying VR Content Easier Wojcicki, their first guest, ran through the announcements and stats to tout YouTube's continued growth such as: 1.5 billion logged-in users come to YouTube each month worldwide and viewers watch more than an hour a day on mobile devices, compared with four hours per day on the television in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Facebook wants to nudge you into 'meaningful' online groups

Facebook said this feature was just the beginning of how it would help bring "communities and sub-communities closer together". We're not actually, as Facebook , going to go build the communities; we're going to empower them to go do what they're going to do. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse to trace path across United States in August

Solar eclipse to trace path across United States in August And everything is based in the casus and the fields of our star, the sun. That eclipse will pass over much of the U.S.as well as parts of Eastern Canada, including Toronto, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I. And folks who are fortunate enough to be along that path of totality will get this handsome total solar eclipse where the moon completely obscures the disc of the sun for several minutes - abo... [Full Article...]

Graphite India hits record high on recent rally

Graphite India hits record high on recent rally Shares of SBI rose 1.50 per cent, Kotak Bank up 0.58 per cent and Axis Bank gained 0.07 per cent while Yes Bank rose 1.45 per cent, lifting the Nifty Bank Index by 0.12 per cent. Federal Reserve continues to tighten monetary policy. Shares of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Tata Motors Ltd rose more than 1 percent. Auto stocks also climbed, with the Nifty Auto index up much as 0.9 p... [Full Article...]

Zendaya's first date was a Spider-Man movie

Zendaya's first date was a Spider-Man movie While an R-Rated Venom movie sounds incredible, the fact that it won't feature Spider-Man or be set in the MCU makes for a pretty odd sounding Venom movie . Thor would be weird, Hulk would be a little weird, Hawkeye would be boring, and most of the Guardians Of The Galaxy wouldn't make any sense (as fun as it would be to see Spider-Man swinging around NY with Rocket Raccoon), but Bene... [Full Article...]

Tesla could be your next streaming music provider

Tesla could be your next streaming music provider The deal Apple has with record labels is due to the expire at the end of the month, and it includes both Apple Music as well as iTunes, Apple's digital music store. Changes may be coming to Apple Music , but for record labels rather than subscribers. Technology news site Recode said Tesla was discussing the creation of a service unique to the automaker which would be integrated into t... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

The other three senators are Mike Lee of Utah , Ted Cruz of Texas and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin . They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation before the full Senate considers the measure. It would also end the tax penalties under Mr Obama's law on people who do not buy insurance - the so-called individual mandate - and on larger firms that do not offer coverage to th... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy Comes Ashore in Southwest Louisiana

The bulk of the bad weather though, was miles to the east as parts of Mississippi , Alabama and Florida coasts suffered with heavy rains that produced localized flooding. Some threats could be lurking in the flood waters, including floating colonies of fire ants that Alabama officials warned about in a statement. A Coast Guard cutter escorted the vessel to Freeport, Texas. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

Prior to reaching land, the storm brought heavy winds and rain to some southern states, including Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana on Wednesday. Authorities in Louisiana announced they will close courts and other government buildings across the state on Wednesday. The state said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into Louisiana. [Full Article...]

Amid Apple dispute, chip designer Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale

Amid Apple dispute, chip designer Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale The company's stock plunged 62% to £1.030 on April 3 , after Imagination revealed that Apple AAPL, +0.59% planned to stop using its technology in new products within two years' time. Imagination struggled, however, to reduce its reliance on Apple , and has faced increased competition from the likes of chipmaker Qualcomm and British rival ARM, which developed its own graphics to complem... [Full Article...]

Alexis Sanchez breaks Salas record in Chile draw

Alexis Sanchez breaks Salas record in Chile draw Germany , with only three players from its 2014 World Cup-winning team, played catch-up most of time against the more experienced Chileans, but earned the draw after Lars Stindl scored from close range in a counterattack just before halftime. [Full Article...]

Ferrari bags 2017 International Engine of the Year award

Ferrari bags 2017 International Engine of the Year award With 661bhp, the twin-turbo V8 dazzled a panel of 58 judges from 31 countries around the globe, stepping up to take the top podium position for yet another year. Apart from Ferrari, Porsche , too, had a fairly good run at the event this year. The heavyweight marques all feature in the larger capacity categories, but it was Ferrari's day, with the third win for the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 winnin... [Full Article...]

WannaCry cyberattack hits Honda

WannaCry cyberattack hits Honda On Monday, Honda was forced to temporarily shut down its auto plant in Sayama, Japan, after some of its computer systems were infected with the infamous WannaCry ransomware , reported Reuters today. Honda's Sayama plant in Japan. Ransomware hackers are hacking computers which are using the older version of Windows as their computer OS. Australian authorities reported on June 22 that mor... [Full Article...]

Google dropping support for Android Market on Android 2.1 Eclair and earlier

Google dropping support for Android Market on Android 2.1 Eclair and earlier Users are advised not to download these apps if they do not appear to come from a legitimate source, even if they are on the Google Play Store . The store's discontinuation will happen without any notification on the device due to "technical restrictions", according to the company. [Full Article...]

Stop what you're doing! Make music with the Google doodle

Stop what you're doing! Make music with the Google doodle Clicking or tapping on the doodle launches a small web-based music composition app that allows one to plot four different instruments along a grid. "It's wonderful to know that his work, which has been steadily praised since the 1920s, will continue to receive worldwide recognition". [Full Article...]

Blizzard is Tweaking Overwatch Loot Boxes to Drop Less Duplicates

In a move similar to the one the company is planning to employ for Hearthstone card packs , it says that in the newest PTR patch, it is "drastically reducing the amount of duplicates players will receive when opening loot boxes". You can test the new Highlights-and other changes, such as the ability to make custom reticles-on the Public Test Region server. PC players will have the ability to expo... [Full Article...]


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