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From Antarctica broke off a giant iceberg

From Antarctica broke off a giant iceberg When the outer blockade of ice shelves fall away (turning into icebergs that eventually melt), the chance of the inner glacier breaking up and melting goes up; because the glacier is on land, it is not now displacing water. They suspect this is a function of warmer ocean waters reaching the base of the glacier and weakening it. These central cracks appear to form under the ice. [Full Article...]

Fistfights Erupt as Uganda Lawmakers Debate President Age Limit

Fistfights Erupt as Uganda Lawmakers Debate President Age Limit Under the existing constitution, eligibility to stand as a presidential candidate in the East African country has an age ceiling of 75. But critics say behind the scenes he is orchestrating the move by lawmakers to remove the last hurdle to extend his presidency, possibly to rule for life. [Full Article...]

Baird Boosts Rating On Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI)

Baird Boosts Rating On Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) For the quarter, shares have been noted at -7.70%. KeyCorp restated a "buy" rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of Darden Restaurants in a research note on Monday, February 6th. Ameritas Prtnrs Inc reported 3,926 shares stake. The SI to Microchip Technology Incorporated's float is 12.51%. About 13,196 shares traded. Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI ) last posted its earnings resul... [Full Article...]

Google Celebrates 19th Anniversary With 19 Iconic Games

Google Celebrates 19th Anniversary With 19 Iconic Games Frustratingly, Google's birthday surprise spinner picks a game at random each time it is spun. But like the first season of Friends , the company only gets better with age. Coincidentally, Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin , was arbitrarily assigned to show Page around. The Google search engine, with over 4.5 billion users globally and available in 160 countries, otherwise has a ve... [Full Article...]

Colliding Black Holes Detected for the Fourth Time

Colliding Black Holes Detected for the Fourth Time The detection by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo collaboration is the first confirmed gravitational wave signal recorded by the Virgo detector. Gravitational wave research at Carleton College is support by a National Science Foundations grant. With an worldwide network, researchers believe they can gain better information, further test Einstein's theory, and get more ... [Full Article...]

Is Google about to split its shopping service to comply with EU?

Is Google about to split its shopping service to comply with EU? Google Shopping will become a standalone unit that will have to bid against rivals for ads shown at the top of Google Search results, according to three anonymous sources cited by Bloomberg . The company announcement said it would split Shopping service from the main business. Besides the Google Shopping complaint, Google stands accused of anti-competitive practices with their Android smartphon... [Full Article...]

Pixel 2 XL to feature Stereo Speakers, Always Listening "Music Recognition"

Pixel 2 XL to feature Stereo Speakers, Always Listening Note: Some reports suggest that the Pixel 2 XL will look much different from the smaller Pixel , with much narrower bezels and a bigger screen-to-body ratio. Both Pixel 2 smartphones will carry the new Android O software, too. Unlike that third-party app, the second-generation Pixel phones will listen for music being played and automatically fire up its Music Recognition feature on the loc... [Full Article...]

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Man United focused on winning Champions League — Henrikh Mkhitaryan In total, United will have 196 hours of rest between Champions League away games and the following Premier League fixture. But Manchester City's Premier League game at Watford earlier this month - which was preceded by their trip to Rotterdam to face Feyenoord - was the only other guaranteed fixture to be scheduled for 3pm on a Saturday following a Champions League Wednesday away match. [Full Article...]

Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe

Trump slams Facebook as lawmakers await ads amid Russian Federation probe And the president has continued to deride and seek to discredit mainstream news organizations, including CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post . It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence. The company still does not know the extent of Russia's ad purchases or whether these unidentified ad buys ... [Full Article...]

Firefox Quantum Doubles Browser Speeds - Is It Faster Than Chrome?

Firefox Quantum Doubles Browser Speeds - Is It Faster Than Chrome? The Chrome browser is now the leading USA browser with 44.5% market share, according to research from the US government's Digital Government Division, as reported by tech news site ZDNet earlier this year. Firefox Quantum also has native integration with Pocket , the read-it-later app that Mozilla acquired. On top of the general speed improvements, Firefox Quantum will also introduce a n... [Full Article...]

Ataribox will be an open, Linux-based console priced starting at $249

Ataribox will be an open, Linux-based console priced starting at $249 To cut to the chase, the Ataribox will be powered by a custom AMD processor with Radeon graphics. It'll also run Linux , and sport a tailored user interface designed with accessibility in mind. "People are used to the flexibility of a PC, but most connected TV devices have closed systems and content stores". The price will depend on things like memory configuration and editions; for example, At... [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 officially arrives in India for Rs. 36999!

Nokia 8 officially arrives in India for Rs. 36999! It will be available from October 14th on Amazon.in online and selected retail stores across the country. This phone sports 5.3-inch (2560×1440 pixels) Quad HD LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and 700 nits brightness. Below the display is the capacitive home button which doubles as the fingerprint sensor, the back, and recent apps buttons are capacitive and backlit as well. [Full Article...]

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app Amazon today announced that Alexa is now available inside its music streaming app for iOS and Android in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and Austria. The Alexa push is only getting stronger, too. Currently, Amazon Music sits behind Spotify and Apple as the third-largest music streaming service . [Full Article...]

US Rail Safety Week makes mark in Post Falls

US Rail Safety Week makes mark in Post Falls When a vehicle and train collide, it's pretty easy to figure out who will win that battle. The goal of Rail Safety Week is to reduce these types of collisions and save lives by raising awareness about how to safely cross railroad tracks. - Wednesday will focus on crossing safety, with events and ads to promote awareness of the Emergency Notification System signs posted near all railroad crossing... [Full Article...]

India sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan: Maleeha

India sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan: Maleeha The permanent representative of Pakistan to the UN, Ambassador Farukh Amil, had written to the Swiss authorities to take action against the appearance of the posters. Umar Faiyaz". Tipu Usman, a Counsellor at the Pakistani Mission, told the Assembly, "India is seeking to hide behind a picture". "This is a true picture". [Full Article...]

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general objective quantum computing moves closer to reality

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general objective quantum computing moves closer to reality In a blog post , the company explains that it has been kicking about with the whole quantum thing for two decades and gives, as an example, that Cortana, Microsoft's AI voice assistant, could, theoretically have been trained in a day under quantum, rather than a month, if the tech was right. [Full Article...]

Officers to Be Reprimanded for Taking a Knee While in Uniform

Officers to Be Reprimanded for Taking a Knee While in Uniform The post, which has garnered almost 2,000 likes, and caught the attention of the Chicago PD, who say the photo violates their ban on police making political statements on duty. The officers in the photo have not been identified. The officers are seen kneeling with a Chicago area activist. Clark doesn't think these two officers need to be punished and said she would rather the department spend th... [Full Article...]

Instagram Safe Space: App Blocks 'Toxic' Comments, Creates Kindness Stickers

Instagram Safe Space: App Blocks 'Toxic' Comments, Creates Kindness Stickers Even though Instagram wasn't the first to introduce this feature as Snapchat already had it, they've managed to get people to use Instagram Stories more than Snapchat Stories. This is due to its ease of use and multiple functions: Live transmissions, video sharing, photos, stories, among others. Both the murals and stickers are created by artists from the global community. [Full Article...]

Voice Actors' Strike Against 11 Video Game Companies Comes To An End

Voice Actors' Strike Against 11 Video Game Companies Comes To An End We are always stronger together." says SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. The actors union SAG-AFTRA and a representative for the publishers said Monday they reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the strike. To minimize the risk and strain on performers' voices, we are demanding that vocally stressful sessions be limited to two hours but paid at the four hour session rate. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation threatens to block Facebook

Russian Federation threatens to block Facebook According to Zharov, Facebook considers options for meeting requirements of the law, but the agency has not received any official notifications from the company yet. The network was found guilty of violating the law "On Personal Data". Mr Zharov's comments came after Facebook revealed that Russia-linked fake accounts paid for ads that may have influenced last year's United States election. [Full Article...]


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