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Avoid looking directly at the sun during partial solar eclipse - Health Ministry
- August 21, 2017

People across the country are gearing up for the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21 - but why all the hype? The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA ) informed that all of the North America will witness a solar eclipse on August 21 , 2017, on Monday. (more...)
Merck: Trump Tweets…And No One Cares? Merck: Trump Tweets…And No One Cares?
- August 20, 2017

Later, after posting one more tweet attacking Merck , Trump took to the podium in the White House to tout his economic advances before saying : "Racism is evil". Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have also tried making that case. "Sessions said the Justice Department is pursuing the case "in every way". (more...)
Janet's Planet: Don't forget to use solar eclipse glasses Janet's Planet: Don't forget to use solar eclipse glasses
- August 20, 2017

The totality of the eclipse will occur at 10:16 a.m.in OR, lasting less than two minutes. Coverage will begin at 9:00AM Pacific time. It will reach South Carolina's Atlantic shore some 90 minutes later. Brent Fisher, assistant director of fire and rescue services and emergency management for Nash County Emergency Services, recommends the following sites for more information about eclipse viewing safety. (more...)
CEOs of Under Armour, Intel & Merck quit Trump's manufacturing council CEOs of Under Armour, Intel & Merck quit Trump's manufacturing council
- August 20, 2017

Plank is not specifically mentioning Trump or Charlottesville , but says his company will focus on promoting "unity, diversity and inclusion" through sports. And General Electric said in a statement that it had "no tolerance for hate, bigotry or racism" while adding that Jeff Immelt , the company's chairman and recently retired chief executive, would also continue to advise the president. (more...)
Under Armour CEO latest to drop out from Trump council Under Armour CEO latest to drop out from Trump council
- August 20, 2017

His resignation came shortly after Trump told reporters on Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Plank's company had faced a backlash earlier this year over his support of Trump. Trump on Saturday condemned violence on " many sides ", garnering fierce backlash for failing to name the hate groups instigating the events. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Set for Monday Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launch Set for Monday
- August 20, 2017

Xiaomi Redmi Note catching fire in Andhra Pradesh. As of yet, no other company in the history of smartphones has achieved this remarkable feat. Xiaomi's probe revealed that the Redmi Note 4 belonging to a Bangalore person had exploded for using a faulty third-party charger. (more...)
Tips on Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips on Solar Eclipse Viewing
- August 20, 2017

First off - the when and where. The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in almost a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast. You need to protect your eyes with solar eclipse glasses that have an ISO number AND the manufactures name and address on the glasses. The total eclipse of the sun is considered one of the most spell-binding phenomena in nature but it rarely occurs over a wide swath of land, ... (more...)
BioWare Ends Support for 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Single-player Content BioWare Ends Support for 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Single-player Content
- August 20, 2017

In the statement given by the Mass Effect: Andromeda , it has been confirmed that the single player mode of the game will no longer be supported. Not long after the game's release, Bioware released update 1.06, which was meant to fix issues with cinematics and fix many bugs, as well as some of the cheesy animations. (more...)
Solar eclipse viewer DIY using Pizza Hut box Solar eclipse viewer DIY using Pizza Hut box
- August 20, 2017

This will allow the sun's rays to come through the pinhole on the left side of the cereal box and onto the paper on the other side of the box. The steps are simple: Take a regular cereal box and line the bottom flap with white paper. Can't get your hands on a pair of those fancy eclipse glasses everyone's talking about? During an eclipse, people turn their eyes to the sun for a longer period of time and that can cause serious damage . (more...)
Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville
- August 20, 2017

Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk and Walt Disney Co CEO Robert Iger left the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, a business advisory group, in June, after Trump said he would withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Bring jobs back & LOWER PRICES!" he said. Trump's intemperate tweet in response was no doubt meant to show other corporate leaders the price to be paid for distancing themselves from divisiveness. (more...)
CEOs quit Trump's manufacturing council amid backlash over Charlottesville response CEOs quit Trump's manufacturing council amid backlash over Charlottesville response
- August 20, 2017

Many thought his initial statement Saturday didn't go far enough to denounce white supremacists after the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Kenneth Frazier of Merck said in a statement: "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy". (more...)
Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville Merck's CEO quits Trump's council over Charlottesville
- August 20, 2017

By early afternoon on Monday, Mr Trump did issue a direct condemnation of hate groups, but it did not appear to tamp down criticism that it was not done over the weekend when fringe groups clashed with protesters. Merck chief executive Kenneth Frazier was the first to depart the council Monday, followed by Intel Corp. In response, Trump ― who has yet to personally denounce the far-right groups who sparked Saturday's deadly carnage in Charlottesville ― directly attacked Frazier on Twitter. (more...)
Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance
- August 19, 2017

Another statue of Lee, the top Confederate general during the Civil War, was the focus of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago. On Monday in downtown Durham , a bronze Confederate statue was torn down by demonstrators. Gov. Roy Cooper has urged the removal of Confederate monuments from public property around the state, though his goal would be hard to achieve because of a 2015 state law prohibits their removal. (more...)
Where will you be for Monday's eclipse? We're here to help Where will you be for Monday's eclipse? We're here to help
- August 19, 2017

CT. A total eclipse will be visible for those south of the border along a narrow path from OR to SC. But everyone in North America will see at least a partial eclipse , according to NASA . Here are some of the easiest ways to watch online. The American Astronomical Society has listed a number of reliable vendors for eclipse glasses , saying that not only must effective glasses dim the visible light of the Sun to a comfortable level, but they must also filter most ultraviolet and ... (more...)
Solar Eclipse - Tips for the best Charleston experience, events and interesting facts Solar Eclipse - Tips for the best Charleston experience, events and interesting facts
- August 19, 2017

In preparation for the eclipse, the trucking industry recommends leaving early to find a safe place to view the eclipse. Staunton is expected to see maximum eclipse by 2:40 p.m. But Dr Moore added most household pets will not be alarmed. Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to bring folks who aren't in the path of the eclipse some of the best views of the phenomenon. (more...)
Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini pours scorn on Tom Cruise: Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini pours scorn on Tom Cruise: "He is diabolical"
- August 19, 2017

This isn't the first time Remini's spoken publicly about the most famous Scientologist in the world - in an interview with Larry King late previous year, she said she suspected Cruise thought she was "the devil" for leaving the religion. She went on to say, "People who've worked with me will say I can be an a--e - all actors can be". Miscavige serves as the longtime leader of the church and is largely credited with growing its size and impact. (more...)
Lee Statue Is Defaced at Duke Lee Statue Is Defaced at Duke
- August 19, 2017

A statue of Lee was at the heart of a violent protest last week in Charlottesville , Va., which turned deadly. Eight people have now been arrested over Monday's toppling. The damage was discovered early Thursday, and Duke officials said they were reviewing a video from inside the chapel. Duke Chapel is an ornate Gothic local landmark, and the ten statues at the entrance were carved in the late 1920s and 1930s. (more...)
Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android
- August 19, 2017

Looking back to last summer, we see that Google dropped Android Nougat on August 22. The list of upcoming devices includes the Galaxy Note 8 (unveiling next week), LG V30 (days later), and Google's Pixel 2 phones (shortly thereafter). The developing team of Android O says that many smartphones that get Android O will come with the Project Treble enabled in them. That's probably why Google wants to remind Android fans and developers that no less than 500 million devices support Instant ... (more...)
Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept vehicle to rival Tesla Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept vehicle to rival Tesla
- August 19, 2017

The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is nearly 20 feet long as it incorporates the classic proportions of art deco design with its long hood and simple flowing lines. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 is powered by four compact permanent magnet synchronous electric motors, giving it all-wheel drive. The result is an electric luxury convertible that can manage 0-62mph in less than four seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph. (more...)
Trump handles North Korea Trump handles North Korea
- August 19, 2017

But despite the country's claims, he says it doesn't have a missile to hit the United States mainland. The world will need to get used to North Korea having nuclear weapons for now, according to a former top United States intelligence advisor currently visiting Australia. (more...)
Dunford: Planned military exercises with South Korea 'not negotiable,' despite Chinese complaints Dunford: Planned military exercises with South Korea 'not negotiable,' despite Chinese complaints
- August 19, 2017

In contradictory comments from the top of the Trump administration, General Mattis doubled down on threats of military action. "We continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue, but that's up to him", U.S. In his first public appearance in about two weeks, Kim on Monday inspected the command of the North's army, examining the plan to fire four missiles aimed at landing near Guam , the official KCNA news agency reported . (more...)
Police can ask to unlock your phone - this feature could stop them Police can ask to unlock your phone - this feature could stop them
- August 19, 2017

The system, as pointed out by users on Twitter (first reported by The Verge ), could also be useful if you are concerned someone might try and force you to unlock your iPhone or iPad. Right now, Apple is seeding the fifth beta version of iOS 11 to software and app developers. The showcased features in these clips reveal some of the new and improved functionalities confirmed for release with iOS 11 . (more...)
Galaxy Note 4 recalled over batteries
- August 19, 2017

According to the report, the Galaxy Note 8 camera will be made up of two different sensors - one will be a 12MP dual-image pixel sensor and the other will be a 13MP telephoto sensor. Nevertheless, it was discovered that the battery issues were limited to a certain number of refurbished units. Oh, look: another Samsung battery recall . (more...)
What time does the Great American Eclipse start? What time does the Great American Eclipse start?
- August 19, 2017

When the moon moves between the sun , blocking sunlight from reaching Earth, a solar eclipse occurs. What time will the eclipse happen? Scientists tell us the totality will last two minutes around 1:19 pm, but phases leading up to the totality and afterwards will last a total of almost three hours - from about 11:50 a.m.to 2:44 p.m. (more...)
Google Home can now make hands-free calls Google Home can now make hands-free calls
- August 19, 2017

This is where the need for a Google account comes into play. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG , NASDAQ: GOOGL ) said Google Home has added support for free Spotify accounts. We saw a glimpse of that update back in July when select users got it by accident , which was promptly disabled by Google. However users who have already tried out this update today are reporting that the audio seems to lag at times and volume levels appear slow. (more...)