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Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday

Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday Aspiring eclipse watchers in northern IL only will be able to see about 87 percent of the sun obscured. Carbondale will see the sun's face completely blocked for 2 minutes and 43 seconds, beginning at 1:20 p.m., during which time NASA intends to obtain high-resolution imagery and various other measurements. [Full Article...]

OnePlus 3/3T won't receive any major software update following Android O

OnePlus 3/3T won't receive any major software update following Android O For the OnePlus 3T , which launched in November of last year, that means it is only getting about a year of updates. While we are sure that the OnePlus 5 will get the Android O update without any delay, a recent post by the company has clarified regarding the support that will be offered to the yesteryear flagships - OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T . [Full Article...]

After a gap of 7 years, SC begins hearing Ram Temple case

After a gap of 7 years, SC begins hearing Ram Temple case With the SC to hear the dispute over Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid on Friday, Shia Waqf Board pleaded to the court to decide its appeal along with other petitions. Numerous original plantiffs and defendants in the matter including Mohd Hashim, who was the first person to take the matter to the apex court , have died. [Full Article...]

Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss

Solar eclipse glasses offer protection from vision loss A rare solar eclipse is taking place on August 21 - and America's national parks are getting in on it. Sit at the deck at Riverbend Park or bring a lawn chair and sit in the grassy area to enjoy a spectacular view of the Potomac and the eclipse. [Full Article...]

Morocco submits bid for hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup

Morocco submits bid for hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup Europe and Asia were ineligible because those continents will host the next two World Cups, in Russian Federation in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022. Morocco's intention to host the competition was announced by King Mohammed VI in July, when he told attendants of the African Football Symposium that Morocco was ready to host major world events, including the World Cup. [Full Article...]

This is the Moto X4

We totally understand where you're coming from, but while the Moto X4 is the company's eleventh different 2017 product (yes, really ), due out a little too close to the glamorous announcements of the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and iPhone 8, it sounds like it's going to have a few interesting things going for it anyway. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Facing Lawsuit Over Switch Design

Nintendo Facing Lawsuit Over Switch Design But patent banter aside, what's really interesting about the lawsuit is how much is at stake - Gamesvice is calling not only for damages, but a sweeping ban on Switch sales. A smartphone or tablet will then be able to slide into the Wikipad to provide users with a traditional handheld gaming experience, according to GameSpot . [Full Article...]

Nvidia's quarterly revenue rises 56 percent

Nvidia's quarterly revenue rises 56 percent The world's biggest stand-alone maker of graphics chips and AI chips reported $2.2 billion in revenues for its second fiscal quarter , blowing past Wall Street estimates. "A growing number of vehicle and robot-taxi companies are choosing our DRIVE PX self-driving computing platform", NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Researchers hack computer using malware encoded in synthetic DNA

Researchers hack computer using malware encoded in synthetic DNA What is a DNA sequencing pipeline? In what they're calling the first evidence of a DNA-based exploit of a computer system, a team of scientists have successfully shown that a computer can be hacked through malicious code incorporated into synthetic DNA. [Full Article...]

Federal scientists' report says climate change is dangerously real

Federal scientists' report says climate change is dangerously real The report is critical because it provides the scientific foundation for the Climate Assessment's true focus: determining the economic and political implications of a shifting and in some cases, worsening climate for the United States. Seas have averaged a rise of 0.13 inches per year in the past two decades and are rising fastest in the Indian and western Pacific oceans, the report also said. [Full Article...]

Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail

Deputy Minister Manana granted R5 000 bail Manana is accused of hitting a woman and her friend at a restaurant in Johannesburg on Sunday. Manana, who faces two counts of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday for assaulting a woman. [Full Article...]

2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, global report shows

2016 was Earth's warmest year on record, global report shows The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a leading environmental agency which is part of the United States federal government, found that global temperatures were warmer last year than in 137 years of recordkeeping for a third consecutive year - surpassing the previosu record of 2015. [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 will mute notifications when you look at it, leak reveals

IPhone 8 will mute notifications when you look at it, leak reveals The fingerprint sensor may also be ditched from the iPhone 8 as it caused apparently a lot of headaches for Apple to find a placement for it. The iPhone 8 launch, hampered by unfinished designs and technical difficulties, won't happen till November, according to one report , but others question the reliability of such claims . [Full Article...]

Potentially Habitable 'Super-Earths' Found Orbiting around Sun's near Neighbor

Potentially Habitable 'Super-Earths' Found Orbiting around Sun's near Neighbor In a new study , the same team confirmed the existence of tau Ceti e and f and detected two completely new planets, tau Ceti g and h. Every star has a habitable zone around it, with its size and location dependent upon the star's size and radiance. [Full Article...]

London 'not-spots' look out! Mayor wants team to tackle crap signal

London 'not-spots' look out! Mayor wants team to tackle crap signal Khan's plans mean fewer dark spots and no more suffering with connection dropouts on the underground as you jump between stations and desperately stab the Wi-Fi logo in hope of connecting again before the train starts moving. In contrast, the Evening Standard reports that the new plans will provide uninterrupted mobile coverage for stations and tunnels throughout the network. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature force touch

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature force touch To be honest, there's nothing that we don't know about the phablet as of now. He notes this model of the Galaxy Note 8 may be a Korea exclusive deal, but it's now not certain. Rumours abound of the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of its expected August 23 launch and September 15 release , but amongst the details the handset will be capped at 64GB of onboard storage and 6GB RAM. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Caves in to Kaspersky's Demands

In Microsoft's blog post , the company said: "We appreciate the feedback and continued dialogue with our partners and are pleased to have found common ground with Kaspersky Lab on the complaints raised in Russian Federation and Europe". [Full Article...]

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Surface products due to high breakage rate

Consumer Reports no longer recommends Surface products due to high breakage rate All in all, Consumer Reports said that Microsoft's products were a "statistical outlier" when compared to other laptop and tablet brands that were included in the survey. According to the release, Consumer Reports "cannot recommend any other Microsoft laptops or tablets" because of the same predicted reliability issues. [Full Article...]

Facebook kills Lifestage app dedicated to teens

Facebook kills Lifestage app dedicated to teens But it never seemed to become popular in any sense and had huge privacy issues as well. Lifestage looked a lot like Snapchat . The limitations on its membership were meant to increase the privacy of its users, but content was public and there was no way to enforce the age rule. [Full Article...]

Prehistoric Crocodile Named In Homor of MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister

Prehistoric Crocodile Named In Homor of MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister Before subsequent fossils were found to suggest that the Lemmysuchus was in fact it's own species, many of it's relatives fossils were often mixed in. It also had a "broad snout" and "large blunt teeth" used for "crushing shelled prey such as turtles". Motörhead founder, singer and bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister , who died on December 28, 2015, famously sang, "I don't want to live forever", ... [Full Article...]


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