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Google Allo for Web - How to set it up and use?

Google Allo for Web - How to set it up and use? So now that Allo is available for the browser, will you give it a try? By bringing the app to the web, Google is making the app more accessible for those who have adopted it as one of their primary forms of communication, which could increase its longevity. [Full Article...]

Perseids meteor shower: How and where to see the weekend's shooting stars

Perseids meteor shower: How and where to see the weekend's shooting stars Every August, earthlings can see this celestial event, which displays one of the brightest shooting stars. "Usually in the United Kingdom we are either clouded out or suffer the ill effects of the Moon on meteor showers, and they usually end in disappointment", &The astronomer explained. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse bus trip a go

Solar eclipse bus trip a go On Aug. 21, the moon will align perfectly between the sun and Earth effectively blocking most of the sun's light and casting a dark shadow on the Earth in its direct path. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth, but the moon only partially covers the sun's disk. The sun can not be safely viewed with the naked eye. [Full Article...]

Samsung earns record profit on surging semiconductor business

Samsung earns record profit on surging semiconductor business The results indicate that the unit is turning into another key money maker after semiconductors and smartphones. The South Korean won finished at a four-month high on Thursday as the dollar sagged after Federal Reserve seemed less confident about raising interest rates due to sluggish USA inflation. [Full Article...]

Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies

Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies Kyara , a 3-month-old calf at SeaWorld San Antonio , died sometime Monday surrounded by staff at the park. There are at least 40 killer whales , which have died under SeaWorld's watch. That could take weeks. "The global SeaWorld team is united in support of our San Antonio family as they go through this extremely hard time". Tilikum, 35, became notorious for the deaths of three peo... [Full Article...]

Doom's paid DLC is now free for everyone

Doom's paid DLC is now free for everyone Aside from unlocking all multiplayer DLCs, Bethesda also revealed that players could try out " DOOM " for free on specific dates. Revised Progression System - The revised progression system will alter when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment, and all of the player and weapon customization options. [Full Article...]

Oil prices fall as IEA reports weak compliance from OPEC

Oil prices fall as IEA reports weak compliance from OPEC Production (the IEA's estimation) was lagging behind demand at 96.69 million bpd in May. There was evidence of strong important demand from China in June's trade data with average imports increasing to 8.55mn bpd during the first half of 2016, an increase of 13.8% from the same period in 2016. [Full Article...]

Stanton, rookies battle for Home Run Derby glory

Stanton, rookies battle for Home Run Derby glory Bellinger is third in the NL in home runs right now with 25 through 70 games. That's more pulled home runs than any other player in the majors. In 51 previous plate appearances at Marlins park, Blackmon is hitting.234 with 2 home runs. Judge should naturally thrive in a home-run competition. The victor of this head-to-head matchup will go on to face the victor of the Stanton vs. Sanchez matchu... [Full Article...]

Suspected Specs for Google Pixel Taimen and Walleye leaked

Suspected Specs for Google Pixel Taimen and Walleye leaked However, unlike the Taimen, which will come with a refreshed design, Walleye will deliver a almost identical look and feel to last year's smaller Google Pixel , the report says. The Pixel and Pixel XL were highly anticipated devices, but ultimately they were primarily a first-generation, introductory release for Google , and though they weren't wholly-spectacular, we regarded them a " foundati... [Full Article...]

Eid: How is the start of the Muslim festival determined?

The Islamic Society of North America ( ISNA ) follows guidance from the Fiqh Council of North America, which relies on astronomical calculations of the moon sighting in Mecca, the city in Saudi Arabia that is considered the birthplace of Islam. [Full Article...]

Google brings VR180 to YouTube

Google brings VR180 to YouTube The format is fixed to a 180-degree view rather than supporting full 360-degree video. The blog post adds: "These cameras are not only great for creators looking to easily make VR content, but also anyone who wants to capture life's highlights in VR". [Full Article...]

Deal Talk: Amazon Stays Mum, While Whole Foods Goes Off Script

Exacerbating the threat to Costco is the fact that, according to Cowan & Co., 64% of Costco members now also have an Amazon Prime membership. Amazon agreed to pay $42 for each Whole Foods share under their agreement announced Friday. By acquiring Whole Foods, Amazon now owns a familiar name with a lot of value in the market. "I have purchased from Amazon for five years". Believe it or not, Who... [Full Article...]

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

Although the Kepler mission has yet to fulfill one of its goals, which is determining the fraction of sun-like stars hosting Earth-like planets in our galaxy, these data will help astronomers determine that number in the next few years, the researchers said. [Full Article...]

Gulf of Mexico coast remains on alert for budding tropical system

If they become named storms, the next two names on tap are Bret and Cindy. The current forecast calls for sunny, hot conditions to continue unabated through the rest of the week. But this is not the storm that we are most concerned about here in Central Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting gradual intensification into a tropical storm by Monday. [Full Article...]

Al Jazeera says Twitter feed working again after suspension

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain , Egypt and others severed diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar nearly two weeks ago, accusing Doha of supporting extremist groups. In remarks made to the media in the northern Black Sea province of Ordu, Kurtulmus said Turkey made maximum efforts to find a solution to the Gulf crisis in the shortest possible timeframe. [Full Article...]

G7 Italy summit ends without U.S. pledge on Paris climate pact

G7 Italy summit ends without U.S. pledge on Paris climate pact With the meeting coming just 10 days after President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from the agreement , the six remaining countries are likely to have their work cut out persuading the U.S.to reverse the decision . McKenna said she had told Scott Pruitt , head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, how dismayed she was at Trump's decision. His aides stayed for the rest... [Full Article...]

Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire

Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire President Jacob Zuma on Thursday delivered a message of support and offered condolences to those affected by the storm and fires in the Western Cape. At least four people have been killed as wildfires continued to rage in Knysna, about 600 kilometers east of Cape Town , authorities said on Thursday. [Full Article...]

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

It's Apple's first new device since the company released the Apple Watch in April 2015. Taking direct aim at services like those provided by PayPal Holdings Inc , Apple also debuted peer-to-peer payments for Apple Pay in which users will be able to send money through the Messages app on iPhones. [Full Article...]

Only 2 sets of question papers administered for NEET: CBSE

Only 2 sets of question papers administered for NEET: CBSE The court expressed its dissatisfaction over the CBSE's reply saying that the argument was not valid as leaking a paper was a possibility even in English language question papers. The permissible limit is already crossed and even though the court vacated the stay the Board still needs about 15 days to declare the results of CBSE NEET 2017 . [Full Article...]

Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers

Qualcomm files breach of contract complaint against Apple's manufacturers But it certainly doesn't look goodfor the company right now, because Samsung and Intel have just filed amicus briefs against Qualcomm in its FTC battle. Qualcomm has separate licensing agreements with the contractors. The company had already warned shareholders that earnings for the next quarter will be down by $500m thanks to Apple withholding royalties. [Full Article...]


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