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Safety Tips For Viewing The Solar Eclipse Safety Tips For Viewing The Solar Eclipse
- August 18, 2017

Looking directly at a solar eclipse can cause retinal damage and various degrees of vision loss. "What you're gonna see is a dark outline of the moon take a bite out of the sun", says Andrew Kerr, manager of the College of Southern Nevada Planetarium. (more...)
NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Earns NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Earns "Buy" Rating from Argus
- August 18, 2017

Panagora Asset Management invested in 0.4% or 2.12 million shares. The stock of Apple Inc. The stock of Ally Financial Inc (NYSE:ALLY) earned "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 22. NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA ) recently closed with fall of -0.56% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average. Birmingham Cap Management Al accumulated 6,769 shares. (more...)
Comcast Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide (and with a lower price) Comcast Xfinity Mobile goes nationwide (and with a lower price)
- August 18, 2017

Xfinity Mobile , which only is available to subscribers of the MSO's broadband service and within its service areas, is built on a network of more than 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots, utilizing voice over WiFi technology. In addition, families can mix-and-match " By the Gig " and " Unlimited " options on an account so each individual has the data option that makes sense for them. (more...)
IOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right IOS 11 Touch ID lockdown is sneaky security done right
- August 18, 2017

Due to the OLED screen, most of the concept has been created with a dark interface and although Apple have remained reluctant to establish a "dark mode" in iOS, perhaps the launch of the iPhone 8 will change this. iOS has long required the passcode for unlocking a device after a reboot. Assuming you have time to do the five button presses, this update should remove the threat of being forced to unlock your phone. (more...)
Protesters Topple Confederate Statue in NC Protesters Topple Confederate Statue in NC
- August 18, 2017

No arrests have been made. The governor said legislators need to repeal the law. The bill has passed the House, but has not been heard by the Senate. Once the Confederate shrine fell to the ground, A.P. notes that the protesters began kicking the bronze statue . Also on Tuesday, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said no one should get away with what happened to the controversial statue . (more...)
Majority of South Koreans, Mexicans, Germans Trust Putin More Than Trump Majority of South Koreans, Mexicans, Germans Trust Putin More Than Trump
- August 18, 2017

They include Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members: Greece, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, France, Italy and Spain. On the other hand, Israel had a very positive view of Trump, with 56 percent of people polled saying they had confidence in the president. (more...)
Quake Champions Enters Early Access This Month Quake Champions Enters Early Access This Month
- August 18, 2017

Fans will be granted Early Access if they purchase a Champions Pack. Now in closed beta, the game will be made available both through Steam and through publisher Bethesda's own launcher, with Early Access available for £20/$30 Dollars, a discount on the projected final retail price of £30/$40 USD. (more...)
Should You Listen to Analyst Recommendation?: Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)
- August 18, 2017

The company now has a market value of $2.60B. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. (more...)
Lawrence makes plans for eclipse viewing Lawrence makes plans for eclipse viewing
- August 17, 2017

The coverage will continue until the eclipse has ended. "State Parks' Regional Interpretive Ranger Pat Walsh will be at Ripley Park in downtown Raton at North Second Street and Savage Avenue from 10:21 a.m. Here is a roundup of events hosted by the University of Arizona to celebrate the eclipse. The library also held a makerspace workshop this week for children to make their own pinhole projector eclipse viewers. (more...)
Is RON HOWARD Teasing the DEATH STAR for STAR WARS: HAN SOLO? Is RON HOWARD Teasing the DEATH STAR for STAR WARS: HAN SOLO?
- August 17, 2017

Though Lucasfilm loves keeping its secrets close its chest, the studio's been loosening its hold on the production of its young Han Solo standalone ever since it made a decision to let go of the film's original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. (more...)
Sony Unleashes PlayStation 4 Firmware 5.0 To Beta Users Sony Unleashes PlayStation 4 Firmware 5.0 To Beta Users
- August 17, 2017

In short, there are few huge features included in the update-which is out today for select beta testers-but lots of small improvements that should improve the system's functionality overall. PSVR is also adding 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound support. The new feature of dropping out of multiple message groups is now also available, making easier than ever to unclog what might be an overwhelming notifications mess that comes from being part of multiple groups. (more...)
5th executive resigns from Trump's advisory council 5th executive resigns from Trump's advisory council
- August 17, 2017

Grandstanders should not have gone on. President Trump's manufacturing council is losing members nearly as quickly as his administration. President Donald Trump is losing a fifth member of his manufacturing jobs council: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. (more...)
MediaTek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 processors on August 29 MediaTek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 processors on August 29
- August 17, 2017

Another feature of the processing solution is its support for dual cameras, whether they are located at the front and at the back. Taiwanese chip manufacturer, MediaTek , has started sending out invites for an event. A report in Digitimes also indicates that MediaTek is facing stiff competition from rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 platform. The source further highlights that the MediaTek is expected to ship over 3 million chips per month. (more...)
Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Partially Visible in Cuba
- August 17, 2017

The moon will block the sun for a maximum of two minutes and 40 seconds. Although the eclipse will be only total in the United States , images issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) indicate that it can be partially visible in various areas of the Caribbean and Latin America. (more...)
Free Eclipse Glasses at Wayne County Library
- August 17, 2017

ET. The last solar eclipse in the United States was February 26, 1979. Food vendors will also be on site for the viewing party. Most of the members of the Solar Eclipse Working Group, consisting mainly of faculty in the Department of Physics , plan to leave Williamsburg to view the eclipse somewhere in the path of totality . (more...)
David Duke Praises Trump's 'Courage' For Spreading Blame Over Charlottesville Violence David Duke Praises Trump's 'Courage' For Spreading Blame Over Charlottesville Violence
- August 17, 2017

Politicians willing to exploit those issues are often rewarded with support. "But I'll say it right now". "There was a group on this side". Treating them as de facto monuments to the ideal of white supremacy isn't some left-wing talking point. (more...)
Florida woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in school parent pickup line Florida woman caught snorting cocaine off iPhone in school parent pickup line
- August 17, 2017

According to Fox 4 the deputy saw Christina Hester chopping a white, powdery substance on the screen of her iPhone with a credit card. The deputy then allegedly saw Hester snort the substance through a straw, the report said. "She's responsible for other people's lives and she's driving a auto where my kids are walking and other kids", Lexington Middle School parent Katie Lindsay told WZVN. (more...)
Alibaba chalks up 1M cloud customers on 96 percent revenue growth Alibaba chalks up 1M cloud customers on 96 percent revenue growth
- August 17, 2017

Revenue from cloud computing increased 96% year over year to $359 million. Across the organisation, Alibaba reported a 56 percent year-on-year growth in revenue to 50.184 billion yuan (US$7.4b billion) for the quarter. It has accelerated the roll-out of its e-commerce infrastructure in Southeast Asia, with a further US$1 billion investment in Singapore-based e-commerce platform Lazada Group, and targeted new merchants in Russian Federation and the United States as part of a wider plan to ... (more...)
Bernstein Believes Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Still Has Room to Grow Bernstein Believes Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Still Has Room to Grow
- August 17, 2017

The stock rose 0.59% or $0.43 reaching $73.65. 287.89 million shares or 1.05% less from 290.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. WMIH Corp. (NASDAQ:WMIH) has declined 49.79% since August 16, 2016 and is downtrending. (The) raised their price objective on Microsoft Corporation from $72.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. (more...)
10-year-old rape victim delivers girl child 10-year-old rape victim delivers girl child
- August 17, 2017

The Press Trust of India said that the parents told their daughter that she had a stone in her stomach and had undergone a surgery to remove it. The apex court had earlier said it would not go into the orders of the high court which had held that the medical boards report has stated that it would be unsafe for the life of the petitioner and there was a compelling responsibility of the state to keep the child alive. (more...)
Asus Zenfone Zoom S with dual rear cameras launched in India Asus Zenfone Zoom S with dual rear cameras launched in India
- August 17, 2017

The Selfie Pro also comes with a 120-degree wide-angle, f/1.8 lens for the 24-megapixel dual front camera . There is also a 13-megapixel camera for the front with a Sony IMX214 sensor, a f/2.0 aperture, and a screen flash feature. On the flip side, the standard Zenfone 4 Selfie comes with a 20MP selfie camera along with a secondary sensor. There's a 24MP DuoPixel lens that works in tandem with 5MP 120-degree wide-angle lens. (more...)
BMW Z4 Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Pebble Beach BMW Z4 Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Pebble Beach
- August 17, 2017

Also yet to be confirmed is the Z4's return to classic fabric top, which if true, will be a departure from the second-gen version and its folding hard top. The third generation Z4 is built ground-up and will employ the BMW's carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for lightweight construction. Lesser versions of the still unnamed roadster will be powered by a four-cylinder turbo engine with 195 horsepower, while the range-topper will have a twin-scroll turbo 3.0-litre inline-six with 335 hp. (more...)
Google Launches Search Lite App, Uses Less Data and is More Responsive Google Launches Search Lite App, Uses Less Data and is More Responsive
- August 17, 2017

And thanks to the built-in data saving features, this is the first time ever an official Google mobile app offers Instant Search - something which, ironically, Google killed off just a couple of weeks ago because it never worked on smartphones. (more...)
Australia's Telstra to slash dividends; shares hit 5-yr low
- August 17, 2017

Telstra said it planned to pay a final dividend of 15.5 Australian cents a share for a full-year payout of 31 cents. The NBN rollout "essentially represents the re-nationalisation of a material part of our business" and will have a significant impact across the telco sector, Penn said. (more...)
World War II Marine veteran returns family flag to Japan World War II Marine veteran returns family flag to Japan
- August 17, 2017

Strombo was a scout sniper with the 2nd Marine Division during the battle. Marvin Strombo fulfilled a promise he made long ago by traveling to Yasue's village to return the flag Tuesday. The reunion came on the 72nd anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, and local residents and schoolchildren attended the ceremony of the flag's returning. (more...)