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NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe Fifty-one percent of registered voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while 38 percent approve, according to the poll . The amount of people who said they approved and disapproved were nearly the same as those for the people said they held favorable and unfavorable opinions of Trump. [Full Article...]

NASA Astronauts Lose a Key Piece of the ISS Shield During Spacewalk

The spacewalk formally began at 7.29 am (4.59 pm IST) when Whitson and her NASA colleague Shane Kimbrough switched their spacesuits to battery power before venturing outside the airlock and into the vacuum of space. She accumulated enough spacewalking time to take the place of Sunita Williams. Active on her Twitter account, @AstroPeggy, Whitson often writes about how research at the spac... [Full Article...]

Rebounding Florida manatee no longer an 'endangered' species

Rebounding Florida manatee no longer an 'endangered' species But some things are still good, and one of them is the fact that manatees have officially been downgraded from an "endangered" species to the "threatened" list only. Buchanan stands so staunchly opposed to the decision, he intends to challenge the reclassification with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke . [Full Article...]

Play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps

Don't look now, but Google Maps is rolling out yet another awesome April Fools gag, yet again paying homage to one of classic video games of all time. The game features the red-bow, lipstick-wearing version of Pac-Man, chased by four ghosts as she gobbles up pellets. There are some places in the world, like areas with really long and lonely roads with few intersections, that aren't cut out to be... [Full Article...]

South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Despite having left the political arena, Kathrada has maintained a hectic schedule of local and global travel for the past few years in pursuit of the objectives of a non-racial society espoused by the Foundation that bears his name. He was acquitted in the 1956-61 mass treason trial but was placed under house arrest in 1962. On July 11, 1963, he was arrested with other ANC leaders. [Full Article...]

Georgetown icon Patrick Ewing now being considered for Hoyas head coach position

Georgetown icon Patrick Ewing now being considered for Hoyas head coach position Georgetown had endured several blows to its future potential after an opening-round loss to St. John's in the Big East Tournament. Amaker, meanwhile, has led three different college basketball programs as a head coach - Seton Hall, Michigan and, since 2007, Harvard. [Full Article...]

NECC trial: Judge says Cadden verdict may be near

NECC trial: Judge says Cadden verdict may be near The U.S. Attorney's Office said Cadden authorized the shipping of drugs that weren't confirmed to be sterile and used expired ingredients. While a majority of jurors voted to convict the 50-year-old Cadden of 23 of the 25 murder charges filed against him, a unanimous decision couldn't be reached, probably sparing Cadden a life sentence, the newspaper reports . [Full Article...]

Google details Android O developer preview

Battery life is of prime concern to not only the users but also to the developers. Picture in Picture (PiP) support is another big feature in Android O , coming years after third-party apps allowed you to do the same. These changes are projected to enhance the feel of the platform and would also harvest on the powerful processor those most high-end devices come packed with. [Full Article...]

Twitter Bans 376890 Terrorism-Promoting Accounts

Twitter Bans 376890 Terrorism-Promoting Accounts Twitter's attempt to crack down on users who promote terrorism and extremist views resulted in the suspension of 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016, according to the company's latest transparency report . "As we continue to push for more transparency in how we can speak about national security requests, we will update this new section in future transparency reports", Twitter said. [Full Article...]

IPhone SE at Rs 19999 - All you want to know

IPhone SE at Rs 19999 - All you want to know This means the 16GB variant will take on OnePlus 2 (Rs 19,999 for 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM), LeEco Le Max 2 (Rs 19,899), Xiaomi Mi Max Prime (Rs 19,999), Moto M (Rs 17,999 for 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM), Asus Zenfone 3 (Rs 18,999) and other devices priced under Rs 20,000. [Full Article...]

More Samsung Galaxy S8, S8

However, the ones releasing in China are believed to be the best versions, as reports suggest that the phones will have the more powerful specs and features. However, Samsung is getting ready to officially launch its much-awaited handsets at its upcoming event on March 29, 2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to launch as a powerful smartphone. [Full Article...]

Google's big Hangouts revamp: Now you get separate Meet and Chat apps

Google's big Hangouts revamp: Now you get separate Meet and Chat apps There's a renewed emphasis on Hangouts being a business tool now, too, with support for dozens of attendees and easy joining via Google Calendar invitations. The company is diving deeper into workplace text conversations with Hangouts Chat , a service created to provide teams a shared space to discuss work. [Full Article...]

Computer OS, short movie successfully stored in DNA

Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history. IBM estimates 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. "Two weeks later, they received a vial holding a speck of DNA molecules", the school wrote. What's more, not all data stored in DNA can be retrieved successfully. [Full Article...]

The next iPhone won't switch to USB-C, but the cable might

The company is rumoured to be thinking about ditching iPhone's Lightning port - and one analyst has described the move as "inevitable". The detailed article claimed Apple will effectively abandon its Lightning connector. The iPhone 8 may also ditch the traditional home button per the publication's anonymous sources. USB-C, as implemented in Apple's hardware, is versatile, provides power to the... [Full Article...]

Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support mixed reality headsets next year

Xbox One and Project Scorpio will support mixed reality headsets next year The company did not reveal if a specific headset would be produced for Xbox consoles or if other Windows Mixed Reality headsets would be compatible. Acer's headset supports mixed reality experiences on PC for now, but Microsoft announced that future devices would soon be coming to the Xbox, including its upcoming Project Scorpio console, in 2018. [Full Article...]

GDC 17: Breath of the Wild, science, and clever little lies

GDC 17: Breath of the Wild, science, and clever little lies This is perhaps the most interesting slide shown at the conference. Be wary, there are potential spoilers ahead. In open world games I've always liked spacious maps that are filled with stuff, not empty stuff, but stuff that means something and keeps players coming back to the game to discover more . [Full Article...]

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) & KKR & Co. LP (NYSE:KKR)

Given that its average daily volume over the 30 days has been 5.06 million shares a day, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its position in shares of Tesla Motors by 21.4% in the third quarter. [Full Article...]

Spotify readying launch of lossless Hi-Fi streaming option

The streaming service began running a test on a small group of users yesterday, offering the Hi-Fi service for $5 to $10 above the $10 per month price for Spotify Premium. With smartphones switching to lossless services like Apple's Lightning connector and Android's USB-C, Spotify will do the same with the Hi-Fi. The days of low-quality audio streaming may be behind us, at least as far as Spot... [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone 8 may have a USB-C port instead of Lightning

And since the rumor itself is based on information provided by the Wall Street Journal , there's a chance that there might be some truth behind these words. Finally, Apple doesn't own USB-C. It just doesn't seem like audio over Lightning is a stopgap measure. Sure, a USB-C iPhone 8 would charge with the same connector as all the Android phones out there, which would be mighty convenient for... [Full Article...]

Coyotes acquire Pulkkinen from Wild for future considerations

With Mikko Koivu , Nino Niederreiter , Charlie Coyle , Eric Staal , and now Hanzal on the Wild and Alex Tuch and Jordan Greenway in the pipeline, the Wild can hardly be called a small team anymore. "Hanzal led the Coyotes in scoring with 16 goals in 51 games". "I hope we're a hard team to play against". Martin Hanzal has been a highly underrated part of the Coyotes for some time now. [Full Article...]


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