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Should the Browns acquire Colin Kaepernick? Should the Browns acquire Colin Kaepernick?
- August 11, 2017

Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers signal caller, remains unemployed a month before the start of the regular season. "There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder". Hundreds of Cleveland Browns fans are weighing in on whether Colin Kaepernick should be acquired by the Cleveland Browns. Lee tweeted an advertisement for the rally, scheduled for August 23 outside the NFL's headquarters in NY. (more...)
2016 was hottest year on record, global report confirms 2016 was hottest year on record, global report confirms
- August 11, 2017

That's the diagnosis of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Meteorological Society, which released their annual State of the Climate report Thursday. The report said 2016 was the sixth consecutive year in which the global sea level increased compared with the previous year. "Major indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet ", the report said. (more...)
Ford F-150: Taking Things Up A Few Notches Ford F-150: Taking Things Up A Few Notches
- August 11, 2017

Ford has unveiled its engine offerings for the 2018 F-150. . The 3.3-liter V6 will return an estimated 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway/22 mpg combined in 4×2 configurations and 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway/20 mpg combined in 4×4 configurations. That 5.0-liter also gets an increase of 10 hp and continues to power the F-150 to the segment payload title at 3,270 pounds, a full 1,250 more than the Chevrolet Silverado. (more...)
Key Uber Investor Sues Travis Kalanick To Get Him Off The Board Key Uber Investor Sues Travis Kalanick To Get Him Off The Board
- August 11, 2017

Kalanick , having been stripped of his seat on the board as CEO in June 2017, then named himself to one of the three vacant seats, leaving two to remain at his discretion. The company is looking for a new chief executive after Kalanick was pressured to step down, following a series of business embarrassments for Uber . (more...)
Android Nougat is now available on 13.5 percent of active devices
- August 10, 2017

According to various user reports coming from Thailand, the new software for the Galaxy A7 (2017 ) handsets in the country has version number A720FXXU2BQGB/A720FOLB2BQG9/A720FXXU2BQG7 and brings Android Nougat , next to a few new features and improvements that come directly from Samsung. (more...)
Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends 'Hack Proof' Code to Earth Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends 'Hack Proof' Code to Earth
- August 10, 2017

Quantum key distribution (QKD) uses individual light quanta in quantum superposition states to guarantee unconditional communication security between distant parties. "That, for instance, can meet the demand of making an absolute safe phone call or transmitting a large amount of bank data", Pan said. Peng Chengzhi, a chief designer at QUESS , claimed that expanding the total coverage area of the satellite could help in the future. (more...)
Microsoft is finally bringing Outlook.com into the 21st century Microsoft is finally bringing Outlook.com into the 21st century
- August 10, 2017

But if you're not keen to wait, you can actually get access to the new beta right now. First and foremost, the Outlook.com beta utilizes what the team calls "a more responsive web development framework" to produce upgraded search results and provide users with a new interface that lets them see, read, and attach files and photos more quickly than before. (more...)
Nokia 6 hits 1 million registrations on Amazon India Nokia 6 hits 1 million registrations on Amazon India
- August 10, 2017

The device is priced at Rs 14,999 and will be available for sale starting August 23. As per specifications, Nokia 6 Android smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor, Nokia 6 is available in four colours - Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. (more...)
Norges Bank Lowers Its Holdings in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Stock
- August 10, 2017

Activision Blizzard, Inc . ( ATVI ) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.43 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.3. Dolby Laboratories Inc Cl A (NYSE:DLB) was reduced too. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating , two have issued a hold rating , twenty-three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Perseids meteor shower: What you need to know Perseids meteor shower: What you need to know
- August 10, 2017

The moon will be three quarters full and high in the sky at peak time for the meteor shower Saturday night, meaning the number of meteors that can be seen by the naked eye will be down to roughly 40-50 per hour rather than the usual 80-100. (more...)
Reliance Communications offers unlimited calls, data benefits and more at Rs 299 Reliance Communications offers unlimited calls, data benefits and more at Rs 299
- August 10, 2017

The exact details of the new rental plan are not available as of now but the tweets by RCom claim that this the lowest plan that the company has come up with. Meanwhile, Jio going on with its Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer at a cost of Rs.399 offering Unlimited calls and Data. Earlier this year, the Navi Mumbai-headquartered telecom company revealed its plan to launch JioFiber in six Indian cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi-NCR, Jamnagar, Surat, and Vadodara and also declared a "JioFiber ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Ship in Eight Color Variants Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Ship in Eight Color Variants
- August 10, 2017

On the camera front, the smartphone is expected to include a wide angle 13MP sensor and a 12MP telephoto lens as part of its dual camera setup, which also features a 3x optical zoom and support for optical image stabilisation feature. It turns out to be true then it seems like Samsung is following the Apple's footsteps. Nonetheless, the tipster proved that he isn't lying by uploading an imagine which shows press renders of every Galaxy Note 8 model. (more...)
Scientists discover 13 million-year-old fossil skull of an infant ape Scientists discover 13 million-year-old fossil skull of an infant ape
- August 10, 2017

Among the living primates, humans are most closely related to the apes , which include the lesser apes ( gibbons ) and the great apes ( chimpanzees , gorillas and orangutans). The fossil of the new species, named Nyanzapithecus alesi , is not only the most complete extinct ape skull yet found, it also comes from this poorly understood time period, which had a poor fossil record to date. (more...)
Google's Shortcuts to make search easier and faster Google's Shortcuts to make search easier and faster
- August 10, 2017

Users can keep scrolling towards the right to see what all shortcuts Google has to offer. The update also provides quick access to games like "Tic-tac-toe", "Roll a dice", "Solitaire" and "Fidget spinner". Google Chrome browser's Safe Browsing ability is now included inside the Play Protect banner apart from Google's "Find My Device" functionality which allows users to remotely detect a device, lock it and put a note on its screen. (more...)
New Title Update for Rainbow Six Siege releases today New Title Update for Rainbow Six Siege releases today
- August 10, 2017

While it's not completely clear at this time if this image drop was a mistake or possibly something that's old incorrect, it shouldn't be long before we find out more from Ubisoft. The first part of the new update will be expanding and improving dedicated server support for more game modes and functions. They're reducing the requirements to host a Custom Match and still play on a dedicated server . (more...)
Asus ZenFone 4 specs, pricing leaked Asus ZenFone 4 specs, pricing leaked
- August 10, 2017

Powering the smartphone will be a true flagship grade Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm. The powerful processor will be coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage. As the name suggests, the Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro comes with dual front shooters that are capable of capturing stunning and wide angle selfies. The smartphone is said to arrive with three card slots, Android 7.0 Nougat topped with the company's ZenUI, and a 3000mAh battery unit. (more...)
The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented The Lenovo K8 Note officially presented
- August 10, 2017

The company taught to double the K6 Note performance, so they are working on the K8 Note. He even revealed the proposed specifications of the K7 Note. The K8 Note has fairly beefy internals. A deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor powers the Lenovo smartphone. Those who guessed that the selling point of the Lenovo K8 Note was a dual rear camera (like so numerous new devices now) were obviously right. (more...)
Firefox for Windows gets native WebVR support, performance bumps in latest update Firefox for Windows gets native WebVR support, performance bumps in latest update
- August 10, 2017

Damor was sacked on Monday, with Google CEO Sundar Pichai responding by saying the company's Code of Conduct was violated by Damore's memo, because it was "advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace". Developers and advanced Firefox users already got a preview of the new feature when it was made available in Firefox Nightly, the cutting-edge development build for the browser. (more...)
Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting Sun-like star Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting Sun-like star
- August 10, 2017

The planets have masses as low as 1.7 Earth mass, making them among the smallest planets ever detected around nearby Sun-like stars. "But no matter how we look at the star, there seems to be at least four rocky planets orbiting it". One orbits on the inner border and the other on the outer. A massive disc of dust and debris envelopes the star, and there's a good chance that the exoplanets are continuously battered by asteroids and comets. (more...)
The Internet Isn't Here For FaceApp's New, Race-Swapping Filters The Internet Isn't Here For FaceApp's New, Race-Swapping Filters
- August 10, 2017

In a statement to The Washington Post , FaceApp chief executive Yaroslav Goncharov defended the new filters. It's especially baffling that something like this could have gotten approved given that the app makers already had to apologise for racial insensitivity back in April , after users began complaining that the "hot" filter made their skin tone lighter. (more...)
North Korea will be met with 'fire and fury' if threatens again North Korea will be met with 'fire and fury' if threatens again
- August 10, 2017

Guam's offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense said in a statement that its threat level remained unchanged, and that it will "continue to monitor the recent events surrounding North Korea and their threatening actions". North Korea also accused the United States of devising a "preventive war" and said in another statement, citing a different military spokesman, any plans to execute this would be met with an "all-out war wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the ... (more...)
Volkswagen Group to introduce diesel trade-in scheme in UK Volkswagen Group to introduce diesel trade-in scheme in UK
- August 10, 2017

And the carmaker proposed an additional discount of between €1,000 and €2,380 for those buying more environmentally friendly hybrid, all-electric or natural-gas-powered vehicles. The move by the world's biggest automaker is the first such step by a German manufacturer since a government-industry summit last week over high levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted from diesel cars. (more...)
Facebook Begins Rolling Out its Television Content Facebook Begins Rolling Out its Television Content
- August 10, 2017

The revamped video tab, now dubbed Watch , includes sections that showcase videos a user's friends are watching or those that spark a lot of debate on the platform, Facebook said Wednesday. There are also shows that give viewers a window to real-life events as they happen, like Major League Baseball games . The social media giant has pushed its live videos to more users in the past few months, in addition to introducing more video editing tools. (more...)
Storm, moon could hamper Perseid meteor shower viewing in MI Storm, moon could hamper Perseid meteor shower viewing in MI
- August 10, 2017

Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years, as was the case last year , the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. Not only does it deliver up to 100 meteors per hour, at least under ideal conditions, but it has the highest number of bright fireball meteors of any meteor shower of the year. (more...)
Mobile Revvl now official with 5.5-inch HD display Mobile Revvl now official with 5.5-inch HD display
- August 10, 2017

The Revvl features a 5 MP selfie camera above the 5.5-inch, HD-resolution display, as well as a fingerprint sensor and 13 MP camera around back. These features are not going to blow anyone away, but they're the kind of specs you generally see in higher-priced budget phones. (more...)
Essential's investors include Amazon, release date for phone being announced next week Essential's investors include Amazon, release date for phone being announced next week
- August 10, 2017

The phone will also be available through Sprint in the USA and Telus in Canada. They also reveal that Best Buy and Amazon will be retail partners for the upcoming phone launch. Amazon, which has a leading position in smart speakers with its Echo, invested in Essential via its Alexa Fund. When the Essential Phone finally does launch, which could now reasonably be near the end of August or the beginning of September, it will have to face-off against the heavy-hitters of the industry. (more...)
The Third Nintendo World Championships Will Be Held In October The Third Nintendo World Championships Will Be Held In October
- August 10, 2017

Qualifying rounds for the seemingly inaccurately named Nintendo World Championships start August 19 and run through September 10 at Best Buy stores in eight US cities. The victor of the championship will receive a fancy trophy worth about $2,800, according to Nintendo , while second and third place will receive medals. (more...)
Patagotitan mayorum: New study describes the biggest dinosaur ever Patagotitan mayorum: New study describes the biggest dinosaur ever
- August 10, 2017

Analysis showed that Patagotitan had a probable body mass of 69 tons (62 metric tonnes). However, only the weight of the Boeing 737 series 737-700 exceeds the mass discovered dinosaur. He went on to state that the P. mayorum , like other herbivores, likely grew to be very large so it could better avoid being attacked by predators. (more...)
Library to offer class on viewing solar eclipse
- August 10, 2017

The next eclipse over the North America will occur on April 8, 2024, sweeping a diagonal southwest-northeast path across Mexico, U.S., and Canada. This will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years to cross the USA coast-to-coast, and the first to pass through any part of the lower 48 states in 38 years. (more...)
Hackers now leak personal details of GoT actors
- August 10, 2017

And it also offers a menacing screenshot of a file directory containing folders that reference more than a dozen HBO shows, purportedly including unreleased episodes of upcoming shows like Room 104 , Insecure season 2, an untitled show by Silicon Valley director Mike Judge, and Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9. (more...)