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Android O could be launched next week

Android O could be launched next week Of course unless you have a Pixel or Nexus phone you're unlikely to see Android O for a good while yet - get in touch with your Android phone manufacturer to see if and when you can expect to see the latest version of the mobile OS on your own handset. [Full Article...]

Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons

Facebook has been secretly testing an app in China called Colorful Balloons The stealthy and anonymous release of an app by a major foreign technology company in China is unprecedented. China is the largest online market in the works. The Cyberspace Administration of China did not respond to a faxed request for comment. But it has reportedly found a workaround in the form of Colorful Balloons. [Full Article...]

What OpenAI Victory in Dota 2 Means for the Future of eSports

What OpenAI Victory in Dota 2 Means for the Future of eSports It's still not clear of AI is going to snatch all our jobs, but according to visionary and Tesla owner Elon Musk , an AI bot is definitely going to take away our e-sports supremacy. "They're pretty bad", one player said. Dendi lost the first game two kills to one (he managed to kill the bot at the same time as it killed him the second time, securing the win). [Full Article...]

Newcastle v Tottenham: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions

This clip was taken from 5 live Sport on Thursday, 10 August 2017. But for now, we can put these dreams where they belong, back on the very top shelf, unreachable behind all the other forbidden fruits. Tottenham under Mauricio Pochettino have improved dramatically over the past two campaigns, going from potential top four contenders to legitimate title contenders, though without any silverware t... [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson's Infamous White Bronco Will Be Featured on 'Pawn Stars'

OJ Simpson's Infamous White Bronco Will Be Featured on 'Pawn Stars' The vehicle made infamous during OJ Simpson's dash from Los Angeles police officers in 1994 is heading to the pawn block. If you're unfamiliar with the show, it's set in a Las Vegas pawnbroker who deals in rare and interesting items. Simpson's former agent Mike Gilbert came into possession of the Bronco, and 23 years later, he's trying to make some money off it-half a million bucks, to be ex... [Full Article...]

Fort Myers eye doctor issues solar eclipse warning

Fort Myers eye doctor issues solar eclipse warning Kathy McNeilly, second from right, director of the Oak Ridge Public Library , and library employees presented a pair of solar eclipse glasses to City Manager Mark Watson, center, on Thursday, Aug. Viewing at Burke Lake and Accotink Parks. Guests will be able to make pinhole projectors, try out science experiments, listen to a live band from the School of Rock and participate in other activities... [Full Article...]

Scientists discover four Earth-sized planets orbiting sun-like star

Scientists discover four Earth-sized planets orbiting sun-like star But British-led astronomers believe it could still possibly host an outpost for human colonisation. Using the radial velocity method , which involves searching for planets by measuring gravitational tugs on a star, a research team led by Fabo Feng of the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom detected four planets orbiting Tau Ceti , two of which are located in the star's ... [Full Article...]

Harvey Capital Management Inc. Maintains Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

Harvey Capital Management Inc. Maintains Stake in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) It has outperformed by 80.80% the S&P500. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, twenty have assigned a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company. Meritage Portfolio Management sold 92,242 shares as Nvidia Corp ( NVDA)'s stock rose 26.83%. The insider SWANSTROM STACIE sold 1,012 shares worth $71,609. [Full Article...]

Mbalula says Manana 'innocent until proven otherwise'

Mbalula says Manana 'innocent until proven otherwise' He said the matter would be handed over to a senior public prosecutor for a decision on whether to prosecute and this would inform the decision regarding his arrest. Meanwhile, calls have been mounting across the country for Manana to be fired as deputy minister. She said that was why the petition was calling on Zuma, who hires and fires ministers, to send a loud, clear message condemning Manana... [Full Article...]

The 'Overwatch' League Expands Its Pro Teams To London And Los Angeles

The 'Overwatch' League Expands Its Pro Teams To London And Los Angeles Overwatch League teams will earn equal shares of league-wide net revenues, but will also keep the majority of local revenues earned through licensing, sponsorships, merchandising, and so forth. The Overwatch League is slated to begin later this year, with an official player signing window for Season 1 open from August 1 to October 30. That salary is just the bare minimum, of course, and doesn... [Full Article...]

Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began

Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began The agency's annual report, released Thursday, was based on contributions from almost 500 scientists from more than 60 nations. The report also said the global surface temperature observed was the highest on record last year, aided by the strong El NiƱo early in the year. [Full Article...]

'Overwatch' Deathmatch: Two new Arcade modes released on PTR

'Overwatch' Deathmatch: Two new Arcade modes released on PTR Overwatch is adding Deathmatch to its Arcade mode, Jeff Kaplan announced today in the latest Overwatch Developer Update . Multiplayer shooters have, more often than not, been characterized by the Deathmatch game mode. Kaplan said Mercy's resurrects will take away kill credits from the other team, which sounds heinously frustrating and basically makes Mercy a required pick. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Reveals How the $35000 Model 3 is So Cheap

Elon Musk Reveals How the $35000 Model 3 is So Cheap However, latest reports suggest that Musk met investors and discussed the bond issue. Tesla is planning expansion to deliver its first mass-market electric vehicle Model 3 . In March, the company announced a plan for additional funding worth $1.15 billion through a combination of Tesla common stock and convertible senior notes. [Full Article...]

HBO Hackers Leak Top Executive's Emails

HBO Hackers Leak Top Executive's Emails The hackers, who illegally broke into HBO's computer networks, claim to have taken 1.5 terabytes of data, including the fourth episode of season seven, which aired in the US on Sunday (06Aug17), and was released illegally on Friday (04Aug17), days after a script from the newest instalment of the fantasy series was published on the Internet. [Full Article...]

Trump admin releases report showing 2016 was hottest year ever

Trump admin releases report showing 2016 was hottest year ever After setting a record that year, global temperatures shot to a new record by a wide margin in 2015, the report says, followed by another record last year. Large forest fires have become more common in the Western US and Alaska since the early 1980s. Even though the increase is essentially negligible, the scientists warn that without major reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the temperatur... [Full Article...]

LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens

LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens But now the company has revealed more about the V30's dual-camera setup, laying out the benefits of its large f/1.6 aperture . While the cameras of the current market's best smartphones like Apple iPhone 7 sit on f/1.8 lenses, LG V30's f/1.6 lens aperture is created to provide 25 percent more light so that the quality of the pictures can be optimum. [Full Article...]

Uber's Travis Kalanick sued by major investor Benchmark

Uber's Travis Kalanick sued by major investor Benchmark Kalanick is also accused of hiding a tool to deceive local authorities called Greyball from the board. It's a surprising move by a venture capital firm, but it comes amid a constant stream of news about sexual harassment , gender discrimination, a lawsuit by Google Inc. [Full Article...]

Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Lemmy Kilmister

Scientists Name Prehistoric Crocodile After Lemmy Kilmister It would have been one of the largest coastal predators of its time. The monster that terrorised coastal waters around the United Kingdom more than 145 million years ago had a skull measuring just over a metre and large, blunt teeth flawless for crushing bones and turtle shells. [Full Article...]

Facebook to launch new Watch platform for shows on mobile devices

Facebook to launch new Watch platform for shows on mobile devices Especially money-making power. Videos make up a sizable chunk of Facebook posts these days to the point that trying to scroll through the news feed to get to interesting ones takes away the fun of the experience. In a nutshell, Shows are videos grouped by episode or theme, in contrast to your run of the mill one-off cat videos. There are also shows that bring viewers along for the journey of a f... [Full Article...]

Doklam row not serious, Hindi, Chini Bhai-Bhai, says Dalai Lama

Doklam row not serious, Hindi, Chini Bhai-Bhai, says Dalai Lama The only way is through talks". The Doklam plateau gives China access to the so-called "chicken neck" - a thin strip of land connecting India's northeastern states with the rest of the country. India is concerned over Beijing's military collaboration with arch rival Pakistan as well as its expanding involvement in infrastructure development across South Asia. [Full Article...]


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