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Local spots to watch the Perseid's meteor shower this weekend

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The best chance to see a shower is north of M-59, although all of us could see one. The moon will be about three-quarters full then. The Perseid meteors are debris from comet Swift-Tuttle, which circles the sun every 130 years. Unlike many other meteor showers, they also take place in the warmth of summer , and over an extended period of time, allowing people the opportunity to relax and watch them without worrying about hypothermia. Read More »

You can now use PayPal through Skype's mobile app

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This new Send Money feature requires the new Skype clients, which for now means Android and iOS only. Skype users can now send money to one another thanks to a new partnership with PayPal. If you choose to use a credit card instead, the fee is 3.4 percent of the transaction amount plus $0.30. That's why we aim to provide people with choice and flexibility in how they send or receive money. Read More »

Chinese troops enter Barahoti in Uttarakhand, threaten shepherds

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Incidents of similar nature have happened in the past but are normally sorted out locally and should not be given undue importance,"government sources said". The area is a demilitarised zone as agreed upon between the two countries and the ITBP jawans patrol the region without weapons, they said, adding the jawans perform their duty in a non-combative manner. Read More »

Toyota's new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

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The report comes from Japanese daily newspaper, Chunichi Shimbun , which claims Toyota's long-range EV will ride on an all-new platform and use all-solid-state batteries, which can be recharged in just a few minutes. Electric vehicles now use lithium-ion batteries, so it will be interesting to see if Toyota manages to push all-solid-state batteries to mainstream production. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch on August 23

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Not only does the release schedule line up with previous Galaxy Notes, but now Samsung has released a teaser graphic that appears to show a Note 8 and its companion S-Pen, sporting the same edge to edge Infinity Display found on the S8. Read More »

AlphaBay and Hansa dark web sites shut down

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According to the message, Dutch authorities had taken control of the Hansa Market a month ago, on June 20, and had been monitoring its users ever since. The success of this operation doesn't mean that darknet drug markets will stay down for long. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that Alpha Bay was part of a larger worldwide effort targeted at dark web market bases. Read More »

House Republicans Fail to Jam Anti-Trans Amendment Into Defense Spending Bill

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In a statement Thursday, Pelosi said the "disgusting" attempt to restrict funds from being used to provide gender transition treatments is "unprecedented, unacceptable and undermines our national security ". According to the Williams Institute , there are an estimated 15,500 actively serving transgender members of the USA military. "Make no mistake, the effect and the intent of this unjust and mean-spirited amendment is to ban patriotic Americans from serving our country", House ... Read More »

NASA reveals stunning images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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Imagine a storm so vast it could swallow the Earth and so powerful that it has swirled nonstop for 350 years. The spacecraft captured images of the Great Red Spot and some other features of Jupiter during its Monday (July 10th) flyby. "We are pleased to share the beauty and excitement of space science with everyone". Aside from the University of Iowa helping with creating equipment on Juno, a company in Eastern Iowa may also be paying close attention to the images. Read More »

Yandex Soars As Uber Cedes Control: Does Russia Win?

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Yandex is to own 59.3 percent and employees 4.1 percent. The company's CEO will be Tigran Khudaverdyan, who now runs Yandex's ride-hailing business. The U.S. firm in return got a 17.5% stake in Didi, which at that time was valued at $35 billion. "This combination greatly enhances Yandex's ability to offer better quality service to our riders and drivers, to quickly expand our services to new regions, and to build a sustainable business", says Tigran Khudaverdyan of Yandex.Taxi in a ... Read More »

Facebook extends Messenger advertising worldwide

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They also use the same targeting - which means the company does not use people's private messages to target them with advertising, said Ted Helwick, a Facebook product manager who works on Messenger ads . People can hide or report Messenger ads in the same way they can hide or report an ad in the Facebook News Feed or on Instagram. Facebook will soon display ads on the Facebook Messenger home screen. Read More »

Attacks near Egypt-Gaza border kill 23 soldiers

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About 100 Copts have been killed in such attacks in mainland Egypt since December. However, no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Islamic militant Hamas group, which rules the Gaza Strip, has denounced the attack earlier in the day in Egypt's Sinai as a "terrorist" assault. Read More »

Gangrape survivor attacked with acid, Adityanath questions authenticity of report

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After this incident police presence for her security and an armed guard inside the hostel. Her condition was stated to be stable. The victim had lodged a written complaint in this connection with the police then. "The investigation is on, let's see what comes out". Before this attack, two men had attacked her with acid on-board a moving train in March. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also gone to meet her in the Hospital and assured the accused will be punished. Read More »

Rumor: No Single-Player DLC for MEA

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While this isn't official confirmation of the DLC's nature, it certainly means that Bioware isn't done with Mass Effect: Andromeda . There were rumors back in May that the series had been put on indefinite hold and Bioware employees transferred to new projects. Read More »

Star Fox 2 dev surprised unreleased game on the Mini SNES

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The company says the SNES Classic Edition has the same look and feel as the original, but it's much smaller. The release of this finished, but never before released, game surprised and excited many, but probably none more so than Dylan Cuthbert, who programmed Star Fox 2 back in 1995. Read More »

BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in

Here's a few things to know about the BET Awards , taking place on Sunday, June 25th. She also revealed that she was thrilled to take up hosting duties. Also, "Amazulu" hitmaker Amanda Black and Tanzanian performer Ray Vanny are nominated for Viewer's Choice Award "Best International Act", in conjunction with performers from the UK, South Korea, Canada, Australia and Jamaica. Read More »

20 injured as Chinese flight hits turbulence in China

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Following the incident, the aircraft did manage to land safely in Kunming, where medical teams were on scene to assist injured passengers. One injured passenger said: "We applauded when the plane landed safely". We remind all travelers to please fasten their seat belts during the entirety of each trip. No passengers or crew were injured. China Eastern Airlines made headlines last week after a flight from Sydney to Shanghai was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine ... Read More »

YotaPhone 3, the dual display smartphone to be launched later this year

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The YotaPhone 2 was announced in the U.S but it's most likely that the YotaPhone 3 will not make it to the U.S, in fact, it is quite possible that the phone will be restricted to the Chinese and the Russian markets. Reportedly, YotaPhone 3 will go on sale this fall in China, and even it will be possible to buy a modification to 128 GB of internal memory, however, already for $ 450. Read More »

Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga heading to 3DS

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The existence Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions was discovered last month, when dataminers found 3DS icons and an eShop listing for the game . You'll control both Mario and Luigi as you solve puzzles and kick butt throughout several different worlds on your way to find the dastardly Bowser. Read More »

Tropical Storm Calvin forms off southern Mexico in Pacific

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On Monday afternoon, Calvin was about 70 miles (113 km) east-southeast of the coastal town of Puerto Angel in southern Mexico, according to the Miami-based NHC . The third tropical system of the Pacific developd and makes landfall near Salina Cruz Monday evening. Calvin is also expected to produce rainfall totals of 4 to 6 inches in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Veracruz, as well as in southern Guatemala. Read More »

Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators

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In an effort to make iPads better at productivity, iOS 11 features a multitasking-friendly dock from which apps can be pulled straight up into a split-screen interface. According to the above, Pepe's presence is now deemed as "offensive", "insensitive", "upsetting", "intended to disgust", and is "exceptionally poor taste". Read More »

Three-part Life is unusual prequel confirmed

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The fifth and final episode in the game's first season released in October 2015. Before the Storm was just one of dozens upon dozens of titles revealed at Microsoft's presser today, so be sure to stick with App Trigger for the latest on everything E3 2017 over the next week. Read More »

Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

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The Cupertino, California-based company said Siri, which also competes with Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant , will now work across devices. Also, Schiller made a point to say that Apple cares a lot about its user's privacy, so nothing is ever being sent until you say "Hey Siri."It uses an anonymous Siri ID, too, so your searches aren't tracked back to you". Read More »

Apple announces its 'most powerful' Mac yet: the iMac Pro

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They bring cutting-edge computing power and improved displays to the 21.5-inch iMac , the 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina display, and the 27-inch iMac with a 5K display. Last time around, the 21.5-inch 4K iMac ($1,499) we tested included a fifth-generation Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics, and 8GB of memory . Read More »

Project CARS 2 Releasing on September 22nd

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It will be playable on the E3 show floor next week, giving people a taste of the revamped controls and multi-class action that allows players to compete in numerous world's most famous endurance races. Not only does it promise that "iconic" cars from a range of classes and time periods can race together in both single and championship mode, there's also a fine selection of well-known tracks and stages, including Le Mans and Nürburgring. Read More »

Apple Unveils Powerful New iMac Pro

The device will ship with the latest macOS High Sierra operating system and a 27-inch 5k Retina display . Here's our full comparison review to see which might be best for you. This entry level version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1299. Quite an impressive difference. The iMac Pro will be a niche machine, but the HomePod (shouldn't it have been Siri Speaker? ) is definitely mass-market and should've been ready by now and not December. Read More »

United Nations chief warns oceans are 'under threat as never before'

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The five days discussions will focus on how to solve the problems facing oceans, including plastic pollution, overfishing and rising seas due to climate change. Effective conservation of our oceans contributes to a healthy environment and a sustainable economy for future generations. Speaking to journalists in NY on Friday, Thomson, whose home country, Fiji, is co-hosting the Conference along with Sweden, said , "Every second breath you take comes from the ocean-produced oxygen". Read More »