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See partial lunar eclipse over Qatar sky tomorrow See partial lunar eclipse over Qatar sky tomorrow
- August 07, 2017

Residents of Asian countries including Pakistan, Europe, Antarctica, Africa, and Australia will be able to see the eclipse. The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report. This eclipse can be seen with naked eye. The main difference from one event to another is the degree to which the totally eclipsed Moon is darkened and how colourful it might be. (more...)
2017's DC TV Crossover Has Been Dated, Will Span Two Nights 2017's DC TV Crossover Has Been Dated, Will Span Two Nights
- August 05, 2017

Thus, with time quickly creeping up for another sublime small screen superhero association that will, again, team the heroes of Arrow , The Flash , Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow , the network has unveiled the details for their 2017 crossover event. (more...)
Microsoft, PayPal Partner for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payments on Skype Microsoft, PayPal Partner for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payments on Skype
- August 03, 2017

With this collaboration, Skype users on Android and iOS will be able to send PayPal money to their contacts. The countries that support Skype's Send Money feature are the USA, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. (more...)
Chinese incursions into India reported Chinese incursions into India reported
- August 01, 2017

The article argued that China must avoid war, but insist on Indian troop withdrawal from Doklam by other means. They had a heated exchange of words with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) before they left after two hours. Barahoti in the Chamoli district reported such instances of Chinese transgression in the past too. Barahoti was listed as a disputed area by India and China in 1958, and it was agreed that neither side would send troops. (more...)
Trump, electronics manufacturer announce new Wisconsin plant Trump, electronics manufacturer announce new Wisconsin plant
- July 29, 2017

During the White House announcement, Trump was joined by Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, Vice President Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Wisconsin Gov. That plant was never built. However, Gou has been talking about shifting some manufacturing to the United States for several years, with little to show for it so far. (more...)
Nintendo holds to Switch sales view despite demand Nintendo holds to Switch sales view despite demand
- July 27, 2017

Nintendo kicks off its new fiscal year with strong earnings in net sales, operating income, and total profits, solidifying the company's return as a major player in the games market. Breath Of The Wild on Switch current stands at 3.92 million sales, which is understandable as there were few other retail games of note available at the console's launch. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting PvP This Fall Ghost Recon Wildlands Is Getting PvP This Fall
- July 22, 2017

Ubisoft invited members of the community in for a sneak peak at the new mode in a series of workshops at the Paris studio. It'll be on all platforms, and the mode will be in a free update for the third-person shooter later this fall. What exactly the classes are isn't known right now, but the trailer above shows some players with light or heavy weapons while others are focused on using the game's drone technology to their advantage. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- July 21, 2017

Samsung also dropped the entry-level 32GB storage option in favor of a bigger 64GB storage that made its debut on the Galaxy Note 7, leaving this storage module to the medium models such as the Galaxy A and Galaxy C family. For now, chalk that one up as a feature I'm not overly excited about. This could be the new norm moving ahead for flagship smartphones . As you may know, Samsung and even Apple have ditched the in-screen fingerprint scanner for its S8 and iPhone 8 models as it ... (more...)
Millions of Verizon Customer Records Were Exposed Online Millions of Verizon Customer Records Were Exposed Online
- July 14, 2017

The data was downloadable by anyone with the easy-to-guess web address, according to the report . The cloud server was owned and operated by telephonic software and data firm NICE Systems , a third-party vendor for Verizon . UpGuard notified Verizon about the breach on June 13 and the data was no longer publicly available as of June 22, according to the blog post. Last month, UpGuard discovered exposed personal information belonging to more than 198 million registered USA ... (more...)
More Than 80000 Websites And Users Join Forces To Save Net Neutrality More Than 80000 Websites And Users Join Forces To Save Net Neutrality
- July 14, 2017

That being said , there is a distinct lack of competition, especially in rural areas. But the protests appeared to be causing little real disruption Wednesday. With some of the most trafficked websites in the United States participating, politicians raised concerns over whether the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System can withstand a flood of comments - or a cyberattack. (more...)
Tulsa Man Arrested After Explosion At Recruiting Office In Bixby Tulsa Man Arrested After Explosion At Recruiting Office In Bixby
- July 13, 2017

The office was closed at the time of the explosion and no one was injured, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Federal investigators from several different departments responded to the explosion. A vehicle's tires were slashed and some windows broken at that office. On social media, he often complained about being mistreated by the air force and bemoaned the plight of other vets. (more...)
British doctors must treat Charlie Gard, Boris Johnson tells Italy British doctors must treat Charlie Gard, Boris Johnson tells Italy
- July 06, 2017

Charlie's parents have been spending his last days with him at the hospital before he is taken off life support , according to BBC . Prayers and support for Charlie have been flooding in from across the world, including from Pope Francis and U.S. (more...)
After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates
- June 29, 2017

On Tuesday, Adrienne Hall , general manager of the cyber defence operations centre at Microsoft , said in a blog-post that the updates have been released to the elevated risk of "nation-state actors" organisations. But in the wake of the WannaCry outbreak, which saw a ransomeware worm take advantage of un-patched versions of windows to encrpyt millions of computers worldwide, Microsoft is reassessing that policy. (more...)
Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet in India today Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet in India today
- June 22, 2017

The features that adds splendour to this tablet is its HDR video playback capabilities, which makes the scene come alive. Korean Smartphone manufacturer Samsung's new Galaxy J7 Max is up for grabs from Tuesday (20 June) in India. The S Pen does not require any charging or pairing and boasts a fine 0.7mm tip. The original report from the Korean publication Naver indicates the Galaxy Note 8 will likely also be unveiled at a NY event. (more...)
Micheal Bay Strikes Again with "Transformers 5" Shot in Native Stereoscopic 3D
- June 22, 2017

Turns out, she'll have a key role in helping Cade and his Autobots defend the earth from a potentially devastating attack. Transformers has been super successful so far, and the performance of the latest installment will shed some light on whether there is an audience for future films. (more...)
Public Protector Makes Waves With State Capture, Apartheid Bailout Reports
- June 20, 2017

The DA states that Mkhwebane has yet to deliver investigation reports based on complaints laid against the Gupta family almost a year ago and that this silence has led to serious doubts surrounding her objectivity and neutrality. Comrades who were in government when the CIEX report came out where defensive when it came to this matter. The price was R1.23 billion and was paid directly to Bankorp shareholders which is why Absa should not be expected to pay again. (more...)
Verizon Completes Acquisition of Yahoo Verizon Completes Acquisition of Yahoo
- June 14, 2017

Yahoo's Internet properties officially became Verizon's properties Tuesday, as the telecom giant finalized its $4.5 billion acquisition. Armstrong has also led the Yahoo integration efforts after the deal was announced a year ago. "There's probably more to be proud of than many had understood or acknowledged, but I think it's fair to say that the letter does not paint a completely comprehensive or objective picture of Yahoo over the last five years", he said. (more...)
Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Is The Best Thing You'll See Today
- June 14, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is set for release on August 29th 2017. People may have guessed that Mario was confused by their presence based on his reaction to their appearance in the reveal trailer, but Manzanares said he will get accustomed to their being in his world. (more...)
Nintendo announces new 'Pokemon' games 'Ultra Sun,' 'Ultra Moon' for 3DS Nintendo announces new 'Pokemon' games 'Ultra Sun,' 'Ultra Moon' for 3DS
- June 07, 2017

In a brief, Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct , the company announced that there is a new game coming to the Nintendo Switch - Pokken Tournament DX. These will be enhanced versions of last year's Pokemon Sun and Moon sporting a new storyline, seemingly better graphics, and new pokemon . Pokken Tournament DX is an updated version of the previous iteration and comes with new characters and modes for fans to enjoy. (more...)
Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' has been produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' has been produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter
- June 03, 2017

The production credits on the track also mentions Thomas Bangalter on synths, as well as co-producer along with Stevey Mackey . Live Nation has just announced that Arcade Fire will play the Pacific Coliseum on October 14. Back in summer 2016, Arcade Fire member Will Butler said in a Reddit AMA that the band's next album would drop "probably next spring?" Hot off the track's premiere on Radio 1 this evening (1 June), the band have followed up with a new video for their latest ... (more...)
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
- June 02, 2017

University of MS researchers involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory Scientific Collaboration have confirmed that the global partnership has made a third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. (more...)
Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks
- May 24, 2017

But in an interview last week, its Asia research director, Vitaly Kamluk, said it was not conclusive evidence. Moreover, the internet connection which was used to install the early version of WannaCry on two computers and communication with files that destroyed Sony Pictures Entertainment were same. (more...)
GST Bill hits hurdles in Odisha Assembly
- May 20, 2017

The rates fixed will be charged from July 1, the scheduled date for rolling out GST. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac made a case for 5 per cent tax on gold under GST instead of 1 per cent being demanded by some quarters as he felt that the precious metal is not an essential commodity. (more...)
Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings
- May 20, 2017

However, the election this month of Moon as president, replacing the ousted Park Geun Hye, has cast doubt over the agreement, which both governments previously had said "resolved (the issue) finally and irreversibly". Scrapping the agreement, which he said most South Koreans can not accept, would be another move to erase Park's legacy, who sought to move past the issue that has long plagued ties between the neighbors as they try to forge efforts to end the North Korean nuclear crisis. (more...)
Chelsea Manning has been liberated
- May 19, 2017

Manning tweeted a photo, writing, "first steps of freedom". After the sentencing, the ex-intelligence agent changed her name to Chelsea Manning and identified as transgender. After seven years in captivity, military whistleblower Chelsea Manning is free. "We can all finally truly celebrate the strength and heroism she has shown in surviving and sharing her truth and life with all of us", Chase Strangio , Manning's attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said in Wednesday's ... (more...)
Wrong-way driver killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Maryland Wrong-way driver killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Maryland
- May 19, 2017

Laura Ashley Murphy, 22, of Salisbury, was the driver of the black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan involved in the crash. Murphy was declared dead at the scene. He was flown to Shock Trauma, where he died. Skidmore was driving a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV eastbound on US 50 when he was hit head-on by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. (more...)
Philippine Economic Growth Eases In First Quarter Of 2017 Philippine Economic Growth Eases In First Quarter Of 2017
- May 19, 2017

The rate for the first quarter of 2016, an election year, had been 6.9%. "The government has also been busy laying down a strong foundation for sustainable and equitable growth with an ambitious infrastructure program, among the many reforms and programs contained in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022-[among which] are infrastructure spending and as well as other government programs, including investment in human capital", he said. (more...)
Apple Expected to Release Three New Laptops in Summer 2017 Apple Expected to Release Three New Laptops in Summer 2017
- May 17, 2017

The MacBook Air may no longer be the thinnest notebook of Apple, but it still remains to be the lightest. The article, which cited three people familiar with the situation, said the company's MacBook Pro, a new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Air could all get faster chips. (more...)
McKayla Maroney Follows Thong Video With New Underwear Photos McKayla Maroney Follows Thong Video With New Underwear Photos
- May 17, 2017

The gold-medal gymnast, now retired at 21 years old, stripped down to her thong for a revealing video shoot on Instagram this weekend. Less than 24 hours later, Maroney responded to the online criticism in a subsequent post, writing: "I didn't get hacked ". (more...)
Instagram introduces 'face filters,' another Snapchat-like feature Instagram introduces 'face filters,' another Snapchat-like feature
- May 17, 2017

This is basically Instagram's way of saying, "We're coming for you, Snapchat! ". To start trying out the new Instagram face filters , users just need to open the camera and, in the bottom right corner, tap the new face icon to select any filter they want to try on. (more...)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming At the End of May Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming At the End of May
- May 17, 2017

The good news is that, thanks to the efforts of the Ghosts, the Santa Blanca cartel has fallen. Los Extranjeros , known as The Foreigners, have taken it upon themselves to eliminate Bolivia of any American agents still in the country (aka you and your team). (more...)
Cyber-security experts bracing themselves for new ransomware attacks Cyber-security experts bracing themselves for new ransomware attacks
- May 16, 2017

A suspected case of ransomware occurred in a health care centre in Wexford, but the HSE confirmed that its IT system was not affected as a result. Ireland was mostly unaffected in the attack, with Communications Minister Denis Naughten telling TheJournal.ie yesterday that hackers had attempted to access the HSE's internal network but had been unsuccessful. (more...)
Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack
- May 16, 2017

However, manufacturing remained suspended at the Douai plant in northern France, where Renault builds pricier models including its Talisman sedan and Espace crossover, the company said. In turn, Renault and Nissan's system operations were questioned. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said no cases of ransom attacks have been reported in the UAE. (more...)
Whole Foods shakes up board as key sales figure falls again Whole Foods shakes up board as key sales figure falls again
- May 13, 2017

Traditional grocery stores were offering organic choices, but not almost as well-stocked as Whole Foods Market is. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 66,109 shares in the company, valued at $2,011,035.78. The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $0.56 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.52 Percent. "( WFM )" was originally published by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. (more...)
Moon to Xi: Let's Talk
- May 12, 2017

A South Korean presidential spokesman said the Chinese leader - who initiated the phone call on Thursday - "explained the reasons for Beijing's strong and repeated opposition" to the deployment, Yonhap news agency reported. Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", though he raised South Korea's dissatisfaction with a 2015 agreement meant to put to rest a dispute over Japanese compensation for South Korean women forced to work in Japanese brothels before ... (more...)