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Facebook Trending Topics Loses Human Editors


Facebook is changing up the way it displays Trending Topics, removing the story descriptions that were previously listed beside topics, and now only showing a "simplified" topic and its number of mentions. For example, lunch is inevitably a popular discussion topic among users every day, but Facebook employees will make sure that it doesn't become a trending topic because it's not exactly news. Read More »

Recall roundup - Ford issues three separate campaigns for 97500 autos


There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance, or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs. Ford will replace the pumps. The affected Ford Transit vehicles with 3.2-liter diesel engines were all built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from July 15, 2015, to April 14, 2016. Read More »

How the San Francisco 49ers Can Get Back on Track in 2016


That presumably allowed Blaine Gabbert to take a lead in their competition for the starting job. Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his exhausted shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations. Read More »

Hospital Refuses Help, Man Carries Dead Wife on Shoulder for 10 km


Kalahandi district collector Brundha D claimed that Majhi did not wait for a vehicle to be arranged. Mr Majhi's 42-year-old spouse died of tuberculosis at a hospital in Kalahandi on Tuesday night, according to NDTV . The newspaper also pointed out that under the Mahaprayana scheme, all district hospitals have dedicated ambulances which have to ferry bodies for free in the state of Odisha. Read More »

Don't need coffee in the morning? Maybe it's genetic


Some researchers had identified genes associated with coffee habits or had worked to explain the biological mechanisms of caffeine metabolism. Scientists said larger studies needed to be performed to further clarify the biological link between PDSS2 and coffee consumption. Read More »

Mongolian coaches take off clothes in protest at Olympics

From there, a second Mongolian coach came over, pulled his shirt off and then went one step further and dropped his trousers. "The Mongolian wrestler won 7-6 and he lost because of this (judges' decision)". "Mongolia!" despite being a primarily Brazilian crowd! There are 3 million Mongolian people, all waiting for a bronze medal. It was the second controversial call of the day involving one of Navruzov's matches. Read More »

Passengers 'sing and pole dance' as London Night Tube hit by delays


The new service will only run on weekends and initially be available on just the popular Central and Victoria lines . LONDON (AP) - London's new overnight subway service has begun, with plans to host 50,000 riders each weekend. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The post London to run first all-night underground trains for 150 years appeared first on Vanguard News. Read More »

Wal-Mart draws more shoppers, raises fiscal-year outlook

On Wednesday, Target management addressed this euphemistically by saying they are "addressing the challenges we are facing in a hard retail environment". The company now offers a quarterly dividend of $0.50 per share, yielding around 2.73%. The stock price is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 8.61% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -1.82%. Read More »

Marquez storms to pole at Czech MotoGP


Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha, last year's victor at Brno, was the first to break the circuit record on Saturday, only to come second in the end, trailing his compatriot Marquez by 0.253sec. Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) was the surprise of the day as the title contender suffered a tough day 1, ending track action in P16 on the combined timesheets. Read More »

Instagram Stories Feature Receives Its First Update


They include a "Picked for You" channel, which was seen as a response to Snapchat , featuring videos grouped by a user's favorite topics and interests. It's hardly revolutionary but it does improve the video system especially since Instagram now allows for video clips up to one minute long. Despite this major jab at Snapchat , Instagram has not yet stolen its audience away with the release of " Stories .' Time will tell if dedicated Snapchatters begin to trickle over to the dark side". Read More »

Twitter's Troll-Fighting Quality Filter Is Coming For Everyone


Twitter is making a " quality filter " available to all users, allowing them to hide tweets that contain threats, appear to be automated or spammy. However, Twitter might've finally chose to roll out the feature to all users following the multiple cases of harassment over the past few months. Read More »

Sindhu storms into semi-finals, faces Okuhara


After playing the match of her life in the quarters to oust world no.2 and 2012 Olympics silver medallist Wang Yihan , PV Sindhu reached the last-four hoping to become the first India shuttler to enter a final in the Olympics. "For me it's a lifetime achievement to have her as a student", she said, all set to watch her famous pupil's 2016 Rio Olympics badminton semi-final face-off with Nozomi Okuhara on Thursday evening. Read More »

'Micius' to create $7.5b quantum communication market


The satellite was launched from the Jiuquan space centre in Gansu province in northwest China early on Tuesday morning, state media reported . The Micius launch will enable Chinese researchers to test communication over much greater distances, with the new satellite attempting to communicate with ground stations in Beijing and Vienna. Read More »

Tesla: Removal of 'Autopilot' from Chinese site a mistake


It doesn't mean that the vehicle will totally drive on its own. Naturally Tesla's Autopilot 2.0 hardware features the capability of remote software updates , and is likely to come online with the introduction of Tesla's version 8.0 Autopilot firmware upgrade. Read More »

Apple iPhone 7 Spotted in the Wild in Space Gray Color


Firstly, the phone appears to carry an "S" moniker on the back of the handset, which would not make sense if this was the iPhone 7. Apple's iPhone 7 is rumored to start its pre-orders on Sept. While it's unlikely that it will end up being an accurate representation of next year's new iPhones, there's no question that it shows a attractive design overhaul that most people we hoping for in 2016. Read More »

'No Man's Sky' Preorder Ship Causing Problems For Some Players

This is an enormously complex game, but it gets there by means of networking together many different mundane tasks. During the early game, you will need to buy Dynamic Resonator if you wish to build yourself a No Man's Sky Hyperdrive. You can only improve, upgrade, or interact with objects if the required resources are either in your Exosuit inventory, or you're standing in close proximity to your starship anyway. Read More »

Meteors Per Hour During Peak Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight


The annual Perseid meteor shower , which promises to be extra spectacular this year, will be illuminating the night sky this evening. There are trillions of these small particles (Swift-Tuttle makes quite a attractive mess in the universe) that disappear in flashes of light when they hit Earth's atmosphere. Read More »

Snapchat Didn't Learn Its Lesson, Releases Another Racist Filter


Users are also questioning the approval process for such lenses and filters. The vanishing message app said the lens was meant as a playful take on anime characters and promised it would not return to circulation. And Snapchat's huge audience of younger people - who are more racially diverse than their older counterparts - might mean that they are even more likely to expect sensitivity. Read More »

IPhone 7 dual camera will "produce brighter, more detailed photos"


The other notable changes expected in the forthcoming iPhone 7 include overhaul of the home button. iPhone 7 will ditch the home buttons that physically press into the phone to incorporate vibration sensor. Apple's web traffic reduced by 4 percent in the USA, 6 percent in Germany and 10 percent in the UK. Apple's proprietary A-series processors are routinely near the top in terms of power, challenging the latest designs from Snapdragon for efficiency and raw speed. Read More »

Australia to ban Chinese from leasing Sydney power grid


Australia's government has made a preliminary decision to block bids from two Chinese companies for a controlling stake in its largest electricity network, citing national security concerns. This follows advice from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), one member of which is David Irvine, the former head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS). Read More »

Alleged arsonist catches self on fire


The Madisonville Police Department is offering a reward for help catching two arson suspects. As the flames move up the man's legs to his shorts, he quickly runs over to the nearby grass area. Police are now requesting anyone who has leads on the people to come forward and identify them. He once again tries to light the business on fire, and leaves in a mini-van. Read More »

Xbox One S 2TB Launch Edition Console Now Available in Stores


Kinect continues to play an important role in the Xbox ecosystem, especially with the introduction of Cortana on Xbox One this summer. The S comes with a built-in Ultra HD Blu-ray player and will stream 4k video over the internet. With no way to declare the Xbox One S unilaterally faster in any given configuration, Microsoft downplayed the improvements altogether. The good news is that if anything can help close that gap a little bit, it's the Xbox One S. Read More »

The Xbox One S is out, here's a banana for scale


However, gamers might need to also purchase a 4K TV, if they still don't own one , to fully satisfy the new consoles capabilities. Actually, it's still the same Xbox One with features that only make sense if you own a 4K television and want to watch 4K UHD/Ultra HD Blu-ray discs or stream 4K videos . Read More »

Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks With Iris Scanner

The release turned some rumors true and simply wiped off other speculations. First and foremost, the device IS indeed called the Note 7 . These gifts will be available to anyone that buys a Galaxy Note 7 before August 28. Unlike the S7 and S7 edge, the Note7 replaces the microUSB connector with USB-C. The Note7 supports USB Type-C connectivity as well, allowing for faster charging and even faster data transfer rates. Read More »

Odd purple blob discovered at the bottom of the ocean


Some of the species are very colorful, appearing in bright nuances of blue, pink and orange. "We don't want to mess with spider eggs", a researcher says. Nudibranchs are a type of marine mollusks that shed their shells while in the larvae stage. "Both are types of sea slugs, like this one ". This suggests that the purple blob may be a new species. Read More »

Facebook posts strong revenue growth on mobile ads surge

Video is part of Facebook's growing competition for young people whose attention is wandering to Snapchat. The site now entertains 1.57 billion monthly active users on handsets and tablets - that's 20 percent more than a year ago. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview that people are spending more time each day on Facebook , on average. "We have five billion people left to connect", Zuckerberg said. Read More »

Eminent writer-activist Mahasweta Devi passes away


Mamata also mentioned in her tweet that she lost a personal guide. "Mahasweta Di rest in peace". Devi was the recipient of several awards including several of India's highest civilian and literary awards. Her particular focus is on the life of these communities by exploring the struggles faced by the people. The couple divorced later on. Her son Nabarun Bhattacharya occupies an honourable position in Bangla literature. Read More »

William and Kate applaud Sir Ben Ainslie after America's Cup triumph


Up to 250,000 spectators are expected in the area to watch the races, placing tremendous strain on local mobile infrastructure. "From that, the coaching team and the boys on board identified it was something we didn't want to do and Ben and Ed [Powys, tactician], managed to get us away from the other boats and we could sail clean and fast". Read More »