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British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to U.S. charges British cybersecurity expert pleads not guilty to U.S. charges
- August 14, 2017

Hutchins' attorney, Marcia Hoffman, said after Monday's brief hearing that Hutchins will fight the charges and that "when the evidence comes to light, we are confident he will be fully vindicated". Prosecutors allege that before Hutchins won acclaim he created and distributed a malicious software called Kronos to steal banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users. (more...)
'Game of Thrones' Leak May Reveal Who Plays Jon Snow's Father
- August 14, 2017

Sunday's Game of Thrones innocuously inserted a huge revelation during an off-the-cuff exchange between Gilly (Hannah Murray) and Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) that pretty much changes everything we know about Jon Snow , played by Kit Harington. (more...)
ZTE's Blade Z Max Sports Dual Rear Cameras, Priced At $129 ZTE's Blade Z Max Sports Dual Rear Cameras, Priced At $129
- August 14, 2017

For such a low, low price, you get a 6-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, and inside there's a huge 4,080 mAh battery, which is suppose to offer up to 31 hours of talk time. It also supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, which should make charging the phone quicker than normal. Around back there's a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel main sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. (more...)
Riot Games Loses Likeness Lawsuit For League of Legends Skin Riot Games Loses Likeness Lawsuit For League of Legends Skin
- August 14, 2017

Despite their defense that it was unlikely fans would mistake the fictional character for the real-life Davids, Riot were unsuccessful, and have now been instructed to disclose to the court how much the Striker Lucian skin has earned the studio. (more...)
Game Of Thrones Fans Think They Saw Catelyn Stark's Ghost Haunting Winterfell
- August 14, 2017

In that case, go ahead! The writer has previously insisted that Stoneheart will not feature as Game Of Thrones builds towards its final eighth season, but fans remained adamant that she was present during Arya's brief exchange. Arya mentions her mum, ghost walks past. If the figure is indeed Catelyn Stark's ghost, it could mean the show is picking up a key storyline from George RR Martin's novels that until now has been left alone. (more...)
Solar Eclipse Glasses Buying Guide Solar Eclipse Glasses Buying Guide
- August 14, 2017

Many people are calling the upcoming solar eclipse a once in a lifetime event. A large number of people will of course move out in an effort to catch a glimpse of the partial eclipse on that particular day. First off, sunglasses ARE NOT safe to use at ANY TIME during an eclipse. Unfortunately, the AAS also confirmed that seeing the logo of the International Organization for Standardization on a pair of sunglasses will not suffice anymore to see if a solar viewer is safe to use. (more...)
Mewtwo Has Finally Come To Pokemon GO Mewtwo Has Finally Come To Pokemon GO
- August 14, 2017

It's unclear if Mewtwo will be a "permanent" Raid Boss or only appear for a week like the Legendary Birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. The Raichu that you get from the Shiny Pikachu will also have an off-color. There's multiple people at this event that have confirmed the sighting (and capture). With stat changes and a shiny sprite appearing for Mewtwo, the big question remains: When will the Legendary Pokemon be released in Pokemon Go? Mewtwo isn't expected to be an easy Pokemon to ... (more...)
Spyware snuck into the Google Play store Spyware snuck into the Google Play store
- August 14, 2017

In an email to Ars Technica , Lookout researcher Michael Flossman said that the apps might also be distributed through direct phishing texts with download links, or through non-Google app markets. The infected apps that made it to the Google Play store include Soniac Messenger, Hulk Messenger and Troy Chat. Recommendations in this scenario require a more conscious effort from users to put attention to what they are doing since it has been demonstrated once again that even Google filters ... (more...)
Eying Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses Eying Counterfeit Eclipse Glasses
- August 14, 2017

You can also pick up glasses at the Arvin or Mojave Kern County libraries. Although there are some possible workarounds for those who can't get their hands on eclipse glasses ahead of this month's total solar eclipse, such as shade 14 welder's glass goggles or greater, USA Today and other publications have made it very clear - not even the darkest pair of shades could protect your eyes from "eclipse damage" caused by staring at the sun. (more...)
The World's Largest Volcanic System Is Under The Antarctic Ice The World's Largest Volcanic System Is Under The Antarctic Ice
- August 14, 2017

The identified volcanoes extend in height from 100 metres (328 feet) to 3,850 metres (12,631 feet), and while the researchers don't yet know if any of them are active, it's important we find out. "Moreover, there is evidence that, worldwide, volcanism is most frequent in deglaciating regions as the overburden pressure of the ice is first reduced and then removed". (more...)
GoDaddy kicks off neo-Nazi site for violating terms of service GoDaddy kicks off neo-Nazi site for violating terms of service
- August 14, 2017

Heather Hayer was killed when a auto drove into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville , Virginia, where white supremacists were also demonstrating. Heyer died after she was struck by a auto driven by white nationalist James Alex Fields Jr., who has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and other criminal counts. (more...)
Scientists have discovered a unique stellar system Scientists have discovered a unique stellar system
- August 14, 2017

In contrast, Sun-like stars have lifespans of about 10 billion years. All seven planets in TRAPPIST-1 could have liquid water under the right atmospheric conditions, but the three in the habitable zone are most promising. Because they're so close, it's possible that the equivalent of an ocean has evaporated from each TRAPPIST-1 planet, except for the two farthest from the star. (more...)
LG V30 ditches secondary notification display in favour of floating bar LG V30 ditches secondary notification display in favour of floating bar
- August 14, 2017

The V30's organic light-emitting diode display with 18:9 aspect ratio will offer an upgraded Floating Bar and Always-on Display features, according to the tech firm. However, now the company has confirmed that the lack of secondary display will be compensated by the presence of a floating bar . Pretty exciting stuff, and we imagine there'll be plenty more to learn about the LG V30 before its official unveiling at the end of the month. (more...)
Infiniti Prototype 9 brings us back to the past Infiniti Prototype 9 brings us back to the past
- August 14, 2017

Like so many storied manufacturers with a rich and long standing racing history, Infiniti is revisiting its past at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance with a very delectable looking concept vehicle. It takes 5.5 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill, and tops out at 170 km/h (106 mph). "It started as a simple thought", stated Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti's senior vice president of global design. (more...)
Goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen! Goldfish make alcohol to survive without oxygen!
- August 14, 2017

Scientists have found that your bored, lonely, yawning pet goldfish has a rather remarkable coping mechanism for those long weeks swimming in its murky fish bowl between cleanings: it makes its own alcohol and gets lit. At oxygen "starvation" the body of the carp and the goldfish is beginning to develop a dehydrogenase, another enzyme that promotes the release of acetaldehyde. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone 4 series lineup leaked on official website ASUS ZenFone 4 series lineup leaked on official website
- August 14, 2017

This accidental leak revealed the fact the ASUS is planning to unveil four new ZenFone 4 models, including ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone Selfie Pro, and ZenFone 4 Max. As the naming suggests, the primary focus is put on the selfies, for which, Asus has integrated two camera sensors on the front (20MP+8MP) to step up the selfie game. (more...)
Rainbow Six: Siege is getting a new expansion later this month Rainbow Six: Siege is getting a new expansion later this month
- August 14, 2017

The official Twitter account for the game did release a gif possibly teasing a new operator coming in the new update here is the post below. While exact details of the update have not yet been revealed, it's been confirmed that one of the first changes that'll be readily available to all players is a new map. (more...)
Nintendo Hit With Lawsuit Over Switch Controllers Nintendo Hit With Lawsuit Over Switch Controllers
- August 14, 2017

The lawsuit filed by Gamevice claims the design of the Switch , which uses two Joy-Con controllers that can slide onto the actual Switch unit to allow for portable gaming, infringes on at least one of the many patents the company owns. (more...)
Destiny 2 Has More Than 80 PvE Missions Destiny 2 Has More Than 80 PvE Missions
- August 14, 2017

In addition to info about the content on offer, Bungie have also detailed quite a lot of updates and improvements that have been made to the game's mechanic over the original Destiny 2 . While Destiny 2 is set to have plenty of tie-in promotions like Bungie's collaboration with Pop-Tarts to dole out XP boosts to Guardians willing to buy boxes of the confectionery pastry delights, as one should expect, the sequel will contain plenty of content all its own. (more...)
Proper eye protection needed for viewing the eclipse Proper eye protection needed for viewing the eclipse
- August 13, 2017

The main show begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from OR to SC. Never look directly at the sun without eye protection, even briefly. Oak Ridge is one of the few cities in the path of totality in Tennessee. Turn away from the sun before removing the solar filter. Get help from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, telescope or other optical device. (more...)
Northeast eclipse glasses safe Northeast eclipse glasses safe
- August 13, 2017

As the big event nears, demand for solar glasses is at an all-time high and an alarming number of fake glasses have entered the market. However, in Madison - where a maximum of 85 percent of the sun will be blocked by the moon at about 1:15 p.m. (more...)
Shopian Encounter: Hizbul Commander Yasin Itoo killed Among Two Other Militants Shopian Encounter: Hizbul Commander Yasin Itoo killed Among Two Other Militants
- August 13, 2017

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district yesterday. The injured was taken to an Army hospital in Drugmulla where doctors stated his condition to be stable. Ghaznavi joined militancy in year 1997 after crossing over to other side of the Line of Control. (more...)
Elon Musk: AI Poses 'Vastly More Risk Than North Korea' Elon Musk: AI Poses 'Vastly More Risk Than North Korea'
- August 13, 2017

North Korea has threatened to fire ballistic missiles near the US territory of Guam amid escalating tensions over the North Korean nuclear program. "If you are anxious about the safety of artificial intelligence, you should worry about". (more...)
Phony eclipse glasses flood the market Phony eclipse glasses flood the market
- August 13, 2017

Amateur astronomers such as Yogeshwar Kanu Aggarwal, Luv Sharma, and Surinder Solanki, will accompany Bahmba, whose expedition includes taking photographs of all important phases observed during a total eclipse - called as "contacts". Batesville, In . - After a 40 year wait, the United States will experience a full solar eclipse . You will need special eclipse or solar viewers to look at the sun safely. (more...)
Valve Reveals New DOTA 2 Heroes Valve Reveals New DOTA 2 Heroes
- August 13, 2017

Valve's Artifact is a Dota 2 themed card game and from the sounds of it, it seems that Valve might be trying to recreate Dota 2 in a 1v1 card game. If players manage to kill enemy heroes and creeps then they will be rewarded with gold which players can spend to buy "item cards" which players can equip to heroes. (more...)
What you need to know about this month's total solar eclipse What you need to know about this month's total solar eclipse
- August 13, 2017

Answer: This solar eclipse is a big deal, and you don't want to miss it. How do we know in advance where it will be visible? The solar eclipse - when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will cross the U.S. This is great, but doesn't allow the best pictures. Even if it doesn't inspire the next Einstein, this year's eclipse might give rise to a more passionate, more diverse generation of scientists, one that has a deeply personal connection to the motions of the universe. (more...)
Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses Solar eclipse 2017: Here's how to view it without special glasses
- August 13, 2017

Q: Safety. You said it's risky to look directly - what do you do? It'll probably be more like a cloudy day. It will be billed as a partial solar eclipse for Monroe County. The sun's rays, both visible and invisible, can cause massive damage to the sensitive tissues of the eye. Here are some safety tips, courtesy of NASA . (more...)
Editas Medicine, Inc. (EDIT), Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI)
- August 13, 2017

Analysts set a 12-month price target of $111.13 a share. Editas Medicine , Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of genome editting technology. The Stocks were bought at a consensus price of $14.15 for a share, amounting $56,600.00. Boris Nikolic, Director disclosed the purchase of 35,000 shares of (EDIT). (more...)
The International 2017 Grand Final The International 2017 Grand Final
- August 13, 2017

Team Liquid are the victors of The International 7, a Dota 2 tournament with over $US24 million in prize pool. In fact, Liquid is the first squad to ever enter the Losers' Bracket after the first round of Winners' Bracket play and go the distance to win The International. (more...)
Perseid meteor shower coming to BC skies Saturday night - if weather cooperates Perseid meteor shower coming to BC skies Saturday night - if weather cooperates
- August 13, 2017

The comet last passed by Earth in 1992 and will swing by again in 2126. But don't let that stop you from checking out the show as there still should be plenty of brighter meteors to see. You will also want to be patient. John French, MSU Abrams Planetarium said, "Best place to try to observe a meteor shower is really from any really dark location". (more...)