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All Twitter users can now apply to get 'blue tick'


Anyone can now get Twitter's prestigious blue tick considered to be one of the ultimate compliments in the world of social media, according to the BBC . For personal accounts, you will have to explain your "impact" in your field and for businesses; their mission. Twitter has only about 187,000 verified accounts, while there are about 320 million monthly active users. Read More »

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for 'Pokemon Go'

Sixteen-year-old high school student Mamiko Amaha was immersed in Pokemon Go with a group of girlfriends in Tokyo's historic Asakusa district in search of Pokemon characters, as crowds of tourists strolled around. Both Nintendo and Pokemon Co have undisclosed stakes in Niantic . Finally completing its regional roll out, Pokemon Go is now available in Japan along with 3,000 sponsored McDonald's Gym locations. Read More »

Facebook internet drone passes first full-scale test


The aircraft has the wingspan of an airliner, but at cruising speed it will consume only 5,000 watts - the same amount as three hairdryers, or a high-end microwave. While in the air, Facebook's aeronautics team gathered data on various aspects of Aquila's performance, including "autopilot, motors, batteries, radios, ground station, displays, basic aerodynamic handling, structural viability and crew training". Read More »

Perez still in the running for Clinton VP


While he may get a say, sources say he doesn't have a vote in the matter. I didn't have a last name. "If Trump is president he is going to retract a lot of the things that Obama put on". Kaine, left, said Monday that he and Clinton did not talk about the vice presidency when she campaigned in his state on last week. The agriculture secretary is seen as the person on the list she can most trust. Read More »

Pokemon Go is Live in the United Kingdom

Original Story: There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Pokemon Go since its announcement previous year but unfortunately, the app launch has been marred by server issues due to sheer demand. The reality game has gained over 65 million users in the United States alone, within seven days of its release, and is already helping local businesses attract new customers. Read More »

"Pokemon Go" a no-go for it's worldwide rollout


Attempts to log in to the game led to an announcement saying "our servers are experiencing issues". There is now no telling if the hacking group was responsible, or if the servers went down under the heavy load from legitimate players, or if it was a combination of both. Read More »

Man shoots at 'Pokemon Go' players outside house


The boys, 19 and 16 years of age, slammed on the gas and sped past the man, to which he responded by dodging out of the way and opening fire on the auto, pouring multiple shots into the vehicle. In the news release, the sheriff's office warned homeowners to call 911 if they suspect someone breaking in and to avoid leaving the house to confront suspects. Read More »

Microsoft wins email data search appeals case


This decision cancels out an earlier ruling from July 2014, in which a court ordered Microsoft to turn over its emails. Ireland's government coming out in support of Microsoft and even offering to speed up evaluation of any request that the USA government would make in this case. Read More »

The new Pokemon Go caused Nintendo shares to soar


But according to new data from Similar Web , Pokemon Go is "killing it" in terms of popularity. However, a quick check of the game played in NY shows three prize checkpoints at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel and one more checkpoint several feet inside the tunnel. Read More »

Samsung phone not actually water resistant


Afterward, the phone's touchscreen turned green and was unresponsive. Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that is well respected for its product testing, said Friday that it can't recommend the Active because it doesn't meet Samsung's own claims. Read More »

US Rep. Corrine Brown indicted in charity fraud

The congresswoman and her chief of staff are officially charged on 24 different counts, including mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, obstruction and filing false tax returns. Over the past six months, Brown has repeatedly told News4Jax she can't talk specifically about the investigation but feels it is somehow connected with the changes to her congressional district. Read More »

Verizon confirms new plans with higher prices, more data


Verizon has a new set of plans with extra perks and data - but they come at a cost. If you're already a Verizon Wireless subscriber, you'll be given the option to remain on your current plan or pay more to shift to one of the new plans with more monthly data and the new carryover data feature. Read More »

Faster than Radeon RX 480


Specs-wise, the GeForce GTX 1060 would be based on the 14nm FinFET Pascal GP106 GPU, featuring 1280 CUDA cores and 80 TMUs. The base clock speed isn't listed, but the boost clock speed is 1700MHz and the memory is running at 8Gbps. The GTX 1060 will be having 6GB GDDR5 memory the same as its bigger brothers the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1070 but with a lower capacity overall, HEXUS reported. Read More »

Giolito Impresses in Rain-Shortened Debut as Nats Beat Mets

Usually, that's a solid combination. "Lucas has continued to make strides in all phases of the game", Nationals farm director Mark Scialabba wrote in an email to The Sports Xchange on Monday night. "We'll have him re-evaluated and we'll wait to see where we are here tomorrow, and we'll probably know more tomorrow". The Mets had five hits tonight, but once again left a bunch of men on base - something that needs to be fixed if they have any chance of digging themselves out of this hole. Read More »

Confirmed: Hillary Just Interviewed With the FBI

The plan is to figure out whether or not to recommend filing charges before the Democrat convention later this month. The panel's biggest discovery was finding the email address and server over a year ago. Removal of data from a SCIF, as has been established Hillary Clinton has done is the most severe of potential claims. The FBI has already spoken to her longtime aide, Huma Abedin, who was familiar with her email procedures. Read More »

Fireworks handled safely prevent injuries

But following a few safety tips can help prevent injuries and deaths. The CPSC reports that 11 people died in 2015 in fireworks-related incidents in the U.S. Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Fireworks are great to watch from a distance, but those handling them need to be careful. Read More »

BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye


This establishes the opportunity for self-driving fleets by 2021 and lays the foundation for entirely new business models in a connected, mobile world. For the past two decades, the Israel-based company has been developing camera sensors for cars. "The future of highly autonomous driving is promising, but there are significant challenges to solve worldwide", Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich said in a written statement. Read More »

Co-owner of NYC pizzeria that almost stirred mob war shot dead


L&B Spumoni Gardens, in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn, is one of Brooklyn's most acclaimed pizzerias, known for its Sicilian-style slices, Italian ices, and homemade Spumoni - a three-layered ice cream with nuts and fruit. The suspect fired multiple shots, CBS2 reports . "I use to see him every day". Frank Guerra, a reputed Columbo crime family associate whose ex-wife was a part owner of the pizzeria, was acquitted of a double murder of former underboss Joseph Scopo and Staten ... Read More »

Millions of dollars found stashed in Miami home


The siblings were arrested on drug charges. One informant was able to sell 101lbs of marijuana to Hernandez-Gonzalez inside of Blossom Experience, but the DEA was not able to build a case. Authorities say Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez was involved in trafficking marijuana to Tennessee along with two other men. Gonzalez also ran a business called " The Blossoms Experience ". Read More »

Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous


In preparation, astronomers have been training their telescopes on Jupiter to assist Juno in its mission - and the Hubble just caught a lovely light show at the planet's north pole. Along with JEDI, a second particle instrument called the Jovian Auroral Distributions Experiment , or JADE, will study lower energy particles involved in the same processes. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Unlocked Available in the US

The devices come free of carrier apps and the unlocked versions have the same specs as their locked carrier counterparts. Also, since the rumor emerged from a reputed company that deals with the manufacture of cases for smartphones , it is being considering as valid. Read More »

Why Isn't Will Smith in 'Independence Day: Resurgence'?

There's an extended sequence in Independence Day: Resurgence where an all-powerful queen-bee alien is chasing a Jeff Goldblum-driven school bus across the desert, somehow finding itself unable to keep up with his wild driving skills despite swatting down fighter-jets only moments earlier with unspoiled precision. Read More »

After Fire flop, Amazon returns with special edition phones


The all-new BLU R1 HD (pictured) is only $49.99 (retails at $99.99) and the new fourth-generation Motorola Moto G is $149.99 (retails at $199.99). Amazon has previously offered lower-priced Kindles and Fire tablets for opting-in to ads on the lockscreen, so it should perhaps come as little surprise that it wants the same mindshare on phones. Read More »

Google in the classrooms


Following the success of its Expeditions Pioneer Program, Google released its Expeditions app to all teachers . The new system for getting Expeditions up and running has reportedly been streamlined considerably. Forms has now received a new feature called quizzes. The hope is that Google will be able to put streaming technology into schools so that it can be used for educational purposes. Read More »

Million Deaths from Air Pollution


Air pollution is a problem felt around the world, particularly the poorest in society. "In the Clean Air Scenario, nearly 10 per cent of the population in 2040 live in areas meeting the World Health Organisation air quality guideline, compared with less than 1 per cent today", it said as per the clean air scenario. Read More »

Gaza's Hamas rulers thank Turkey after its deal with Israel

Relations between the once-close allies imploded six years ago after an Israeli naval raid killed nine Turks, including a dual American citizen, on board an aid ship trying to breach Israel's blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Ban and Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with the relatives of the two fallen Israeli soldiers whose remains are being held in the Hamas-ruled Strip, as well as the family of one of two Israelis also believed to be captives of the Palestinian terror group . Read More »

India has multiple pending problems with China: Modi


The lack of consensus on the issue serves as a huge diplomatic setback for India and its supporters, the US, Japan and other Western countries, which appeared to be way too eager to get India admitted into the group. Evidently it wishes to hold India down at the same level as Pakistan, its all-weather friend. This is a odd indictment without recognising the imperative for India of making a push at this moment in time. Read More »

Gold gains as investors seek refuge after Brexit vote


In a new research note Moody's Investors Services assessed the impact of the vote to leave the European Union on the financials of AngloGold Ashanti and Gold Fields. Gold is sensitive to interest rates changes, with increases mostly signalling a rise in the opportunity cost of holding the non-interest yielding metal. Read More »