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International Space Station to get first supercomputer next week
- August 12, 2017

The ISS is the ideal place for private companies to test business ideas in microgravity, and NASA to test new technologies for future missions into deep space. Astronauts who may one day make the trip to Mars will be required to work on computers and laptops to transmit data back to Earth. SpaceX plans to send a supercomputer to the International Space Station. (more...)
TSU delays 1st day of class for solar eclipse TSU delays 1st day of class for solar eclipse
- August 12, 2017

Iowa 4-H is partnering with the Iowa Space Consortium to provide Solar Eclipse Day camps in almost every county in Iowa. With your back to the sun, look at your hands' shadow on the ground. And all it takes is punching a pinhole in a piece of paper. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter. Educate yourself and others about what you may see . (more...)
ELM Advisors LLC Has $249000 Stake in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)
- August 12, 2017

First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown now owns 31,911 shares of the technology company's stock worth $756,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the last quarter. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be given a dividend of $0.065 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. (more...)
Solar eclipse science: What you need to know for Aug. 21 Solar eclipse science: What you need to know for Aug. 21
- August 12, 2017

The next total solar eclipse after August 21 will be on April 8, 2024. Today, we know the moon's precise contours and orbit, and can accurately predict an eclipse's timing and its path down to the scale of a city block. Looking directly into the sun is unsafe, even during an eclipse. "Now we're hearing that Atchison, all those places, are so busy, they may not make it to those places". (more...)
LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens LG's V30 will be world's first phone with f/1.6 lens
- August 12, 2017

LG has confirmed that LG V30 will Launch on August 31 at IFA 2017. Those interesting in getting a phone with a huge screen will want to wait for the 6-inch LG V30 . We know this phone will boast an aperture never before seen in smartphones, but the sum total of its features is still up for speculation. As for the pricing, the former will be sold at around $700 (roughly Rs. (more...)
Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call Trump speaks with Guam's governor in extremely candid phone call
- August 12, 2017

Trump assured Calvo that "We are behind you 1,000 percent". Mr Trump praised the scenic beauty of the island, which is roughly 3379 kilometres southeast of Pyongyang . Trump opened the conversation by telling Calvo, " Good morning, good morning. A separate statement from the North Korean General Staff released on the same day mentioned comments by Senator Lindsey Graham and Joint Chiefs Chairman James Dunford and threatened to "turn the USA mainland into the theater of a nuclear war" ... (more...)
What You Should Know About the Upcoming Total Eclipse What You Should Know About the Upcoming Total Eclipse
- August 12, 2017

A solar eclipse glasses factory is working hard to keep up with demand ahead of the much-anticipated eclipse . We got them in about 5 or 6 weeks ago [and] they're going like hotcakes, because people are very interested in this event that's coming up on August 21. (more...)
Android O would be the last major patch for the OnePlus 3/3T Android O would be the last major patch for the OnePlus 3/3T
- August 12, 2017

We'll continue to release security patch updates for the foreseeable future, and offer support for individual application updates. These two were succeeded by the OnePlus 5 , and after its release, there were talks about OnePlus giving software update to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T . (more...)
Collins supports the president's decision to declare opioid abuse a national emergency Collins supports the president's decision to declare opioid abuse a national emergency
- August 12, 2017

The recommendations were "to open up funding for the Department of Public Health - for instance, to open up more treatment beds, to create funding and make it easier for. Under a national emergency federal funding can be increased and directed toward programs to combat the problem. "When I was growing up, they had the LSD and they had certain generations of drugs". (more...)
HBO Offered $250000 to Hackers to Prevent Leaks HBO Offered $250000 to Hackers to Prevent Leaks
- August 12, 2017

HBO has suffered a major cyber attack, and the company is asking the hackers to extend the ransom deadline. Several outlets, including Variety , The Hollywood Reporter and The Guardian , reported they saw a screenshot of a July 27 email sent by HBO to the group offering a $250,000 bug bounty . (more...)
Crazy Theory Suggests That Earth Might Get Hit By Planet Nibiru Soon Crazy Theory Suggests That Earth Might Get Hit By Planet Nibiru Soon
- August 12, 2017

Mr Meade, author of the book "Planet X - The 2017 Arrival", said the star will bring with it "seven orbiting bodies", including Nibiru, a large, blue planet that he also refers to as Planet X hurtling towards our planet. The scientific staff of NASA claim that Nibiru is located in 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune, so the ninth planet cannot affect the existence of humanity and life on Earth. (more...)
'Destiny 2' beta brought new changes, Bungie applying new matchmaking rules 'Destiny 2' beta brought new changes, Bungie applying new matchmaking rules
- August 12, 2017

Numerous issues patched in the PC beta were uncovered during the console beta in July, meaning PC beta testers will have an experience that's closer to the finished game. The time it takes to charge up Super Abilities has been reduced, as Bungie admitted that was an issue in the console beta. Discovered later in the beta, a glitch allowed Warlocks to jump extremely high as well as shoot across the map at high speeds has been patched. (more...)
'Game of Thrones': New Photos Tease Fallout From That Fiery Battle 'Game of Thrones': New Photos Tease Fallout From That Fiery Battle
- August 12, 2017

In the last episode, Dany went off-script and made a decision to launch an offensive on Jaime and the Lannister army in the Reach, against Tyrion's better judgment. Technically, Dany and Jon are aunt and nephew as well as second cousins, but if they were to marry it may not be considered incest. If Jon were to bend the knee to Dany, suddenly, everyone's attention would shift. (more...)
Protect your eyes from damage when viewing the solar eclipse Protect your eyes from damage when viewing the solar eclipse
- August 12, 2017

Solar eclipses have been recorded by humans for millennia. In addition, because the moon orbits in an ellipse and not a circle, the moon has to be its closest distance from Earth in order for a total solar eclipse to occur. The total solar eclipse will travel from OR to SC and cross over 21 national park units and 7 trails. Staring at the sun without proper filtration, even when it is partially obscured by the moon during an eclipse, can damage or destroy photo-receptor cells of the ... (more...)
Asteroid will pass 'damn close' to Earth in October Asteroid will pass 'damn close' to Earth in October
- August 12, 2017

The asteroid is dubbed 2012 TC4 and first flitted past our planet in October 2012 at about double the distance before disappearing from view. It measures, at most, up to 30 meters across - similar in size to the asteroid that hit Chelyabinsk in Russian Federation in 2013. (more...)
IPhone 8 Home & IPhone 8 Home & "Function Area" Revealed
- August 11, 2017

We've previously heard plenty of rumours about the iPhone 8 ditching the physical Home key due to its vast expanse of edge-to-edge OLED display real-estate, and we've also heard about the so-called "Function Area" which is said to be a specific portion of the display dedicated to taking on the Home key role, as well as, as the title would suggest, a series of functions. (more...)
Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car Chevrolet Unveils 2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car
- August 11, 2017

In fact, a Camaro driven by Tiny Lund won two Grand National events in 1971, when NASCAR needed to fill out small fields at a couple or races and let Grand American cars temporarily join what was the top series in the day. The ZL1 badge was first used in the '60s on a Chevrolet-developed engine which found success in road racing. Using COPO number 9560, 22 cars were built with automatic transmissions and 47 with 4-speeds. (more...)
Skoda Kodiaq SUV Launched in India | Check Price, Features & Bookings Skoda Kodiaq SUV Launched in India | Check Price, Features & Bookings
- August 11, 2017

Come September 2017 and Skoda India will rekindle the magic of the old Octavia vRS with its modern day equivalent - the latest-gen Octavia vRS. Internationally, past year in September in Berlin, the Skoda Kodiaq SUV has first unveiled, and the production of the SUV started a month later in October 2016. (more...)
HTC U11 gets Bluetooth 5.0 Firmware Update HTC U11 gets Bluetooth 5.0 Firmware Update
- August 11, 2017

To recall, the HTC U11 handset was launched in India this year with a hefty price of INR 51000. HTC is expected to release another smartphone some time later this year, and it is codenamed HTC Ocean Life . Edge Sense should still be on board, no word on Alexa yet. In addition, the rear side will feature a similar sized 16MP camera that's equipped with phase detection and auto-focus. (more...)
Tesla plans to unveil self-driving electric trucks in September Tesla plans to unveil self-driving electric trucks in September
- August 11, 2017

It isn't putting all its testing eggs in the Nevada basket, and is also reported to be in talks with officials in California that a California DMV spokesperson called Jessica Gonzales told Reuters was "to talk about Tesla's efforts with autonomous trucks". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Lawsuit: Gamevice Alleges Wikipad Patent Infringement Nintendo Switch Lawsuit: Gamevice Alleges Wikipad Patent Infringement
- August 11, 2017

Now the accessory maker has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo over the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con design. Nintendo is accused of infringing USA patent number 9,126,119, called " Combination computing device and game controller with flexible bridge section ". (more...)
Qualcomm hails USA regulator investigation into Apple as patent war continues Qualcomm hails USA regulator investigation into Apple as patent war continues
- August 11, 2017

The Apple Qualcomm battle might now gradually move towards a conclusion as the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has taken matters into its hands. The requested ban would "hurt consumers" according to the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which filed comments with the ITC. (more...)
Moto X4 leaked press renders don't leave much to the imagination
- August 11, 2017

Finding it hard to get excited about what feels like Lenovo's hundredth Moto-branded smartphone release of this year, especially when it was expected to happen nearly two months ago and it's still not out yet? Finally, the Moto Z2 Force supports Motorola's Moto Mod ecosystem, which is where the 360-degree camera Moto Mod comes in. (more...)
Hearthstone's newest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, is now available Hearthstone's newest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, is now available
- August 11, 2017

Avid fans of Blizzard games will notice that Frozen Throne and Lich King are actually based on another successful online game from the developer, the "World of Warcraft". "Whether they're ascending the Frozen Throne or duelling with friends at Fireside Gatherings, we can't wait to see how players wield these deadly new cards". (more...)
Asus ZenFone AR Lands On Amazon In The US Asus ZenFone AR Lands On Amazon In The US
- August 11, 2017

The ASUS ZenFone AR from Verzion is equipped with 6GB of RAM, and includes a powerful Snapdragon 8211 Mobile Platform; specially optimized for Augmented Reality operations and unparalleled multi-tasking. Two of them are dedicated to the motion tracking and depth sensing capabilities that are associated with its AR and VR support. With this phone, Daydream View owners are able to use the phone with the VR headset to enjoy virtual reality experiences. (more...)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Launching for PS4 and XB1 in October Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Launching for PS4 and XB1 in October
- August 11, 2017

Dragon's Dogma introduces an innovative team system to the genre. Announced way back in 2011 , Dragon's Dogma was released in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360 , and re-released with the Dark Arisen subtitle a year later. Content Complete - Includes everything from the original game, along with all additional content from the Dark Arisen expansion. Since launching worldwide, Dragon's Dogma has sold over 3.2 million copies. (more...)
Mbalula demands answers from Manana's police guards Mbalula demands answers from Manana's police guards
- August 11, 2017

I have nothing against Minister Manana. Gaeleshiwe claimed Manana had allegedly also been involved in another assault on a woman at a club. The police minister's denial came amid accusations that Manana was receiving preferential treatment, had not been arrested and was sneaked into court. (more...)
Fed climate report finds 'extreme' conditions, despite Trump's cold shoulder Fed climate report finds 'extreme' conditions, despite Trump's cold shoulder
- August 11, 2017

It's an assessment of the latest and best climate science from around the world by 13 federal agencies, including NASA, the EPA and even the Department of Defense, along with a host of leading United States scientists. Northeast and the western Gulf of Mexico", and "for high GMSL rise scenarios, RSL rise is likely to be higher than the global average along all U.S. coastlines outside Alaska". (more...)
PayPal to expand lending offering with acquisition PayPal to expand lending offering with acquisition
- August 11, 2017

Swift's technology will give PayPal the ability to assess supplemental information in its underwriting process, according to a blog post announcing the acquisition. Since breaking off from eBay Inc in 2015, PayPal has been expanding partnerships and acquiring new services to gain advantage over rivals in a highly competitive digital payments market. (more...)
Watch This Summer's Solar Eclipse With Free Eclipse Glasses
- August 11, 2017

The short answer is yes, but not all of them in our solar system. During those brief moments - when the moon completely blocks the sun's bright face for about two minutes - the day will turn into night, making visible the otherwise hidden solar corona , the sun's outer atmosphere. (more...)