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Indian archbishop urges Catholics to pray for democracy Indian archbishop urges Catholics to pray for democracy
- May 22, 2018

He included a prayer to be read during Masses that asked "May the ethos of true democracy envelope our elections with dignity". On Monday, the Archbishop had had released a circular to churches and other Christian institutions across the city, asking the Christian community to hold prayers and observe a fast on Fridays for the nation's sake. (more...)
Sheriff reveals the moment officers confronted Santa Fe High School gunman Sheriff reveals the moment officers confronted Santa Fe High School gunman
- May 22, 2018

The problem is hearts without God. Amy Nichols, left, comforts Santa Fe High School junior Paige Keenan during a prayer vigil following the shooting rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis at the Texas school. "If they are smart enough to teach our kids, they should be smart enough to see when something is badly wrong with someone", Thomas said of the teachers of Santa Fe High School. (more...)
Anti-Sterlite Protest: One Killed in Clashes With Police in Tamil Nadu Anti-Sterlite Protest: One Killed in Clashes With Police in Tamil Nadu
- May 22, 2018

Police say clashes broke out as a huge crowd of protesters stormed district government headquarters. "The peaceful protest by the people of Tuticorin against Sterlite, demanding justice was ignored by the governments", a party statement read. (more...)
New details emerge about deadly school shooting in Texas New details emerge about deadly school shooting in Texas
- May 22, 2018

Gillard said the gunman kept shooting despite a fire alarm to alert authorities. Pagourtzis , 17, has been charged with murder after the attack at Santa Fe High School, south-east of Houston in Texas . Greg Abbott . Deedra Van Ness' daughter, Isabelle Laymance, survived the shooting by hiding in a classroom closet. And speaking from Karachi, Sabika's family told the LA Times they had been counting the days before she would return for the summer holiday. (more...)
Palestinians ask ICC to probe alleged Israeli human rights crimes Palestinians ask ICC to probe alleged Israeli human rights crimes
- May 22, 2018

Israel said it took a "severe view" of the Palestinian request and called on the ICC to reject the " cynical step". "This referral is Palestine's test to the global mechanism of accountability and respect for worldwide law", he added. (more...)
Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards Janet Jackson Shines at Billboard Music Awards
- May 22, 2018

Not only did the awards function focus on important musical events, but numerous speakers (winners and host) drew attention to some of the biggest concerns that plague American society today-from gun control to the recent Time's Up movement. (more...)
Paris Jackson fires back at critics over Janet Jackson Billboard Awards 'snub' Paris Jackson fires back at critics over Janet Jackson Billboard Awards 'snub'
- May 22, 2018

Afterward, Mars presented Jackson with the Icon Award and the pop star took the stage to screams of " Janet " from the crowd. As the blonde went for the first step, her dress parted and put her knickers on full show to onlookers. In a watershed moment in K-pop history, BTS on Sunday won the Billboard Music Awards' top social artist award for the second consecutive year. (more...)
Cuba plane crash: More than 100 people killed Cuba plane crash: More than 100 people killed
- May 21, 2018

An investigation has been launched into crash that happened on Friday, May 18, of the almost 40-year-old Boeing 737-200 leased to the national carrier Cubana de Aviacion by a Mexican company. As a result, Cuban officials suspended a captain and co-pilot for "serious technical knowledge issues", and Cuba's Aviation Security authority issued a formal recommendation that Cubana stop renting planes and crews from Damojh , Martinez wrote. (more...)
Amazon's Global Smart Speaker Share Drops Following the Launch of HomePod Amazon's Global Smart Speaker Share Drops Following the Launch of HomePod
- May 18, 2018

The retail giant secured 43.6 percent market share that, while down from a whopping 81.8 percent of the market previous year, easily topped the space. But despite Apple's ho-hummer of a smart speaker launch, which is largely attributed to the high price, lacklustre speech recognition and dustbin-like aesthetics, Strategy Analytics vice president David Mercer suggested that the strong growth in the market over the past year "confirms our view that this new market is far more than just a flash ... (more...)
Steam Link app now available for Android Steam Link app now available for Android
- May 18, 2018

It will enable users to stream games on Apple TV as well. It will really need some sort of LTE (4G) support down the line - but this seems unlikely when Steam is suspicious of even letting you use it over WiFi (though the app doesn't go so far as to actively stop you). (more...)
Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system Distant object pointed to ninth planet of the Solar system
- May 18, 2018

The researchers required performing digital simulations of our solar system for understanding as to how the discovered object happened to possess such freakish orbit. Most theorized that it could be a super-sized Earth-like planet. Guess what? The object's orbit matched nearly exactly. Astrophysicist Konstantin Batygin from Caltech said that there are now five different lines of observational evidence that point to the existence of a ninth planet. (more...)
Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again
- May 18, 2018

Earlier specifications of the Galaxy J6 were leaked online by SamMobile along with specifications of another smartphone called Galaxy J4 . One thing to keep in mind is that smartphones are sold at a slightly lower price than the MRP printed on the retail packaging, so the marketing operating price (MOP) of both the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6+ should be quite a bit lower. (more...)
HTC U12+ Specs Leak Reveals All About Upcoming Phone HTC U12+ Specs Leak Reveals All About Upcoming Phone
- May 18, 2018

We can also see the dual camera setup on the back along with a fingerprint reader just above the HTC logo. Inside, the HTC U12 + is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage . Out of the box, the HTC U12 + will run Android 8 Oreo with HTC's SenseUI on top. HTC has made a decision to stick to an LCD panel for the HTC U12 +. (more...)
Halo: Fireteam Raven announced, 130-inch 4K arcade cabinet Halo: Fireteam Raven announced, 130-inch 4K arcade cabinet
- May 18, 2018

According to the press release, Halo: Fireteam Raven is now being co-developed by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. It remains to be seen if a new entry in the main series will be coming any time soon, but in the meantime, a new arcade game called Halo: Fireteam Raven will be coming to arcades this year. (more...)
Elon Musk promises $1 tunnel rides at 240 kmph in LA Elon Musk promises $1 tunnel rides at 240 kmph in LA
- May 18, 2018

It's a massive infrastructure project and not everyone is on board, but the company apparently found a new partner: LA Metro. Musk's celebrity status preceded him, as some visitors pushed and shoved their way into the crowded hall before the event began. (more...)
Mobileye lands supply deal for 8M European cars Mobileye lands supply deal for 8M European cars
- May 18, 2018

Neither financial terms, nor the name of the European carmaker, were disclosed. Autonomous ride-hailing vehicles, often referred to as robo-taxis, might start operating around 2021. "By the end of 2019, we expect over 100,000 Level 3 cars with Mobileye installed", said Amnon Shashua, Mobileye's chief executive. The deal will give these vehicles Level 3 capability, which means the vehicle drives itself but the driver has about 10 seconds to resume control of the vehicle is something goes ... (more...)
Microsoft Launches May Xbox One Update Today, Features Discord Support Microsoft Launches May Xbox One Update Today, Features Discord Support
- May 18, 2018

An update for Xbox One is coming today on your console bringing several new features and improvements. Click on the Xbox Live option and sign in to your account. "With the May update , you can trim your recent game captures directly from the Guide, so you won't need to switch to Upload Studio to make a quick cut to your saved clips". (more...)
Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories
- May 18, 2018

If your profile is public but you don't want people meddling with your pictures, you can restrict users from sharing your posts in their Story from your account's settings. You can also rotate, scale or move the sticker around, and tap on it to explore other styles. When posted, the Story will display the original poster's username, which others can tap on to head back to the original post. (more...)
Microsoft Bing Search announces expanded intelligent answer coverage & more Microsoft Bing Search announces expanded intelligent answer coverage & more
- May 17, 2018

Building on the Facebook ban, Google also moved to ban crypto-related advertising as well as ads for both unregulated and speculative financial products including binary options, foreign exchange markets, and contracts for difference (CFDs). (more...)
Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode Announced Solo Showdown Limited Time Mode Announced
- May 17, 2018

Though, despite the mode not offering huge changes to Fortnite Battle Royale gameplay, it will provide "the ultimate test of survival". Fans will notice that they will still drop onto the island and be required to take down a host of rivals to win. (more...)
Motorola Moto 1S announced - a G6 version with ZUI Motorola Moto 1S announced - a G6 version with ZUI
- May 17, 2018

The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2160 pixels. The smartphone comes with the price tag of 1499 Yuan ($ 235/ Rs. The front camera is of 16-megapixel is paired with a LED flash. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The moto dimple on the rear also comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor. (more...)
First CubeSats to travel the solar system snap 'Pale Blue Dot' homage First CubeSats to travel the solar system snap 'Pale Blue Dot' homage
- May 17, 2018

Also, they've already established a new world's record as they've become since may 8th the most distant satellites ever, as they've passed the 621,371 miles away from Earth checkpoint. The Mars Helicopter , an unmanned rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, now scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet. (more...)
Frosty vs. Leaky: Spacewalkers shuffle spare coolant pumps at space station Frosty vs. Leaky: Spacewalkers shuffle spare coolant pumps at space station
- May 17, 2018

Since they operate using highly toxic ammonia, the spacewalkers must take utmost care not to get any on their suits. The two astronauts moved the Pump Flow Control Subassembly (PFCS) from a spare parts platform on the station's truss to the Dextre robotic arm. (more...)
Google Wifi's Network Check feature just got a lot better Google Wifi's Network Check feature just got a lot better
- May 17, 2018

Google Wifi , the search giant's mesh router system, is rolling out an update. Once the test completes, results are broken down by which devices are connected to each access point. The official Google Wifi app has been finally updated to support the not-so-new iPhone X . But besides that, you can now run a quick speed test to every device on your network. (more...)
We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood We Still Don't Know Why These Lizards Have Lime-Green Blood
- May 17, 2018

Prasinohaema prehensicauda is a green-blooded lizard with high concentrations of biliverdin, or a toxic green bile pigment, found in New Guinea . They found that green blood in these lizards likely evolved four different times, and that all of the green-blooded lizards were probably descended from a red-blooded ancestor. (more...)
OnePlus Bullet Wireless launched in India: Price, specifications and features OnePlus Bullet Wireless launched in India: Price, specifications and features
- May 17, 2018

The OnePlus Bullets Wireless price has been set at $69 (roughly Rs. 4,700), GBP 69 (roughly Rs. 6,300), and Euro 69 (roughly Rs. 5,500), and will be available from June 5. By simply pulling the attached earbuds apart, users can resume playback and take calls. OnePlus says the Bullets Wireless pack in eight hours of battery life. (more...)
New YouTube section provides better credit to songwriters, labels and more New YouTube section provides better credit to songwriters, labels and more
- May 17, 2018

YouTube is continuing to ratchet up the site-wide services it provides for musicians - following last week's launch of four new charts that publicly display trending tracks, artists, and music videos. YouTube says it will be live for more than 500m videos on day one. YouTube is, as previously reported, testing its long-awaited new music streaming platform, which is codenamed Remix and should have content in place from the three music majors, Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner ... (more...)
Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer Follows Teaser Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer Follows Teaser
- May 17, 2018

With this in mind, many will be glad to see that Rage 2 will not follow suit of so many other games and will instead leave loot boxes out. After Walmart's leak, Bethesda has been releasing a sea of images and teases for Rage 2 and today provided the first gameplay trailer showcasing the new style of the game. (more...)
Is this Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding gift list? Is this Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding gift list?
- May 17, 2018

George's Chapel. Three-year-old Princess Charlotte of Cambridge , who, of course, is the daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton , Duchess of Cambridge. Her t-shirt featured a drawing of a dog. "Every day after school for 10 years, I was on the set of Married ... with Children, which is a really amusing and perverse place for a little girl in a Catholic school uniform to grow up", she told Esquire in 2013. (more...)
AJ Pollock: Not in lineup Tuesday AJ Pollock: Not in lineup Tuesday
- May 17, 2018

Pollock laid out for Saladino's line drive with two outs and the Brewers ahead 5-2. Santana had an RBI groundout against T.J. McFarland, and Jonathan Villar hit a run-scoring double. Junior Guerra picked up his third win of the season in an impressive six inning outing. Milwaukee has won four of five. Christian Yelich singled in the go-ahead run in seventh inning as the Brewers went on to beat the Diamondbacks 7-2 in the first of three at Chase Field. (more...)