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Look! Spotify Has Removed Look! Spotify Has Removed "Hate Bands" From Its Streaming Library
- August 19, 2017

Additionally, even though Spotify can now be used on Google Home for free, the same limitations of the ad-supported Spotify remain, such as being only able to play music radio-style. "We believe hate speech is particularly odious, and we try not to carry it, per our hate speech policy ". CD Baby's "Hatespeech or Offensive Content Policy", located in the frequently asked questions area of its website, states that it "does not distribute content that intentionally promotes violence ... (more...)
NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite
- August 18, 2017

TDRS-M is the latest satellite in NASA's TDRS constellation and will provide high-bandwidth communications to spacecraft in low-Earth orbit. When ready, TDRS-M will become part of NASA's Space Network providing navigation and high-data-rate communications to the International Space Station, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, rockets and a host of other spacecraft. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Price In India Specifications Features Review Comparison Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Price In India Specifications Features Review Comparison
- August 18, 2017

Last year Philippe Starck designed the whole smartphone and it was a huge success. After the popularity of the design was apparent, other phone makers went all-in on edge-to-edge-to-edge-to-edge displays in an effort to reach the ultimate smartphone endgame: a bezel-free phone. (more...)
Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Trailer Reveals New Details And Highlights Some Differences Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Trailer Reveals New Details And Highlights Some Differences
- August 18, 2017

Nintendo revealed new details about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon today, the next installments in the hit series. "Ominous dark clouds begin to spread and the secrets of Necrozma and the Alola region, which were never disclosed in the previous games, will finally come to light". (more...)
Lowly algae key to rise of complex life Lowly algae key to rise of complex life
- August 18, 2017

How did living things turn from dinky capsules of genetic material into the intelligent, complex organisms that do things like fart and type curse words into posts on the internet? Our planet was completely covered in ice about 700 million years ago. (more...)
Tesla Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tesla Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NASDAQ:TSLA)
- August 18, 2017

Tesla Inc. The firm's market capitalization is $58.82 billion. The stock decreased 3.03% or $10.99 during the last trading session, reaching $351.92. About 784,958 shares traded. Petrus Trust Lta invested in 331,620 shares. Since February 23, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 9 insider sales for $20.24 million activity. About 42,982 shares traded. (more...)
Monster Hunter World New Trailer Showcases The Wildspire Waste Monster Hunter World New Trailer Showcases The Wildspire Waste
- August 18, 2017

The giant Barroth is a returning Monster Hunter series favourite and can be found marking its territory with mud as it wanders in search of its favourite snack - ants. Capcom is going spend the next months giving continuous previews of the game, as the company will be showcasing it in the upcoming Gamescom, PAX West, and Tokyo Game Show. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 world's best-selling Android phone in Q2 Samsung Galaxy S8 world's best-selling Android phone in Q2
- August 18, 2017

In this case only batteries installed in refurbished Note 4 phones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed through AT&T's insurance program are impacted by the recall. Reports pointed out that more than 10,000 Galaxy Note 4 batteries have been recalled by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, following complaints that they have been behaving abnormally. (more...)
Acting President in Rwanda for Inauguration of Kagame Acting President in Rwanda for Inauguration of Kagame
- August 18, 2017

I would like to express particular appreciation to all Rwandans for renewing the trust between us. Kagame was able to seek a third term after a 2015 referendum saw 98 per cent of the electorate in favour of changing the constitution to allow him to run in the August polls. (more...)
Xbox One X Pre-order Details Arrive This Sunday Xbox One X Pre-order Details Arrive This Sunday
- August 18, 2017

She also listed a few Xbox-exclusives and new titles "enhanced to play better on Xbox One X ". More information will likely be revealed over the next 24 hours. Microsoft has finally announced when we'll hear the details regarding the Xbox One X pre-order, and it's not long now. The reason for the delay has been slated as getting all three game modes to work as they should. (more...)
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Releases March 2018, Collector's Edition Revealed Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Releases March 2018, Collector's Edition Revealed
- August 18, 2017

Since Yakuza 6 is Kiryu's last outing as the main protagonist in Yakuza , SEGA will be celebrating the release with its first-ever premium edition. Aside from the Premium Edition, anyone who preorders Yakuza 6 will receive a Launch Edition that includes a hardcover art book . 2 Coasters - A true yakuza knows how to relax with class, so coasters are a must have when lounging after hours. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 in final testing Apple Watch Series 3 in final testing
- August 18, 2017

This is a big hint that the Apple Watch 3 will see an official unveiling next month, likely alongside the iPhone 8 , iPhone 7S and 7S Plus and the first 4K-capable Apple TV. In typical Apple fashion, LTE reportedly won't ship with every Apple Watch model and will instead be exclusive to pricier models. Supply chain sources expect that Apple will sell close to 5 million units in the fourth quarter of this year, bringing the smartwatch's total to 15 million. (more...)
Make your DIY solar eclipse viewer Make your DIY solar eclipse viewer
- August 18, 2017

If you don't want to take the chance on solar eclipse glasses or can't find any, you can make a pinhole camera . It's quick, simple, and a fun project with the kids. There are lots of variations with different size and shape boxes and different material for the pin hole. Cut out the traced rectangle. Tape a piece of heavy duty foil or double a single layer for additional strength, covering one of the openings at the top of the cereal box. (more...)
Second confederate monument defaced in Arizona Second confederate monument defaced in Arizona
- August 18, 2017

Arizona is home to six Confederate monuments, which seems odd for a state that isn't typically remembered for its allegiance to the separatist cause. As politicians across the country push to remove Confederate monuments in the wake of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville , some citizens are taking things into their own hands. (more...)
Alleged Xperia XZ1 Compact specs leak online Alleged Xperia XZ1 Compact specs leak online
- August 18, 2017

While the listing has revealed several crucial specs of the phone, a new concept 360 degree video now reveals the design of the phone from every possible angle. There's a USB Type-C port for charging. There appears to be a cutout below the display that could be for the front-facing speaker. The volume controllers are also present on the right side along with a dedicated button for launching the camera and the power button is also on the right side. (more...)
Staunton Library expect large numbers at eclipse party
- August 18, 2017

The solar eclipse viewing glasses will let you look at the sun without straining your eyes. "We will have several ways to safely view the sun", Edelbach said. "Monday morning, we had about 30 inquiries within 2½ hours of opening". The Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Sciences Library, and the UI Museum of Natural History are co-sponsoring the event. (more...)
Authorities can't force smartphone access in iOS 11 Authorities can't force smartphone access in iOS 11
- August 18, 2017

By pressing the power button five times in quick succession, a new menu will open up. A CNET reviews editor tested and confirmed the feature Thursday after seeing multiple reports. This is liable to set off a Twitter rage from President Trump, who blasted Apple a year ago for not allowing law enforcement to unlock the Apple iPhone 5c belonging to a terrorist who murdered fellow employees during a company party in San Bernardino, California. (more...)
Trump blasts Merck CEO
- August 18, 2017

Two CEOs - from pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. and sports clothing company Under Armour - had already resigned in protest from the board before Krzanich because Trump did not specifically condemn "neo-nazis" and the "KKK" by name until Monday . (more...)
Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app Microsoft releases preview of updated Skype Desktop app
- August 18, 2017

Microsoft has just released a brand new Skype Preview app for Windows desktop users that introduces a brand new user interface and several new features, some of which have been in testing in the Windows 10 app for some time. If you're looking for shared links, documents, or photos in a conversation then Microsoft has also added a gallery to make those easier to locate. To learn more, check out the Windows blog . (more...)
Teachers preparing for Monday's solar eclipse Teachers preparing for Monday's solar eclipse
- August 18, 2017

Most of Washington will experience a 90 percent blockage of the sun on August 21. "Sometimes the eye can recover, but after several days your vision is still blurry because it damages the very center of your vision, and once that optic nerve is damaged it just cannot regenerate". (more...)
Solar eclipse tips from Lehigh University astronomer Solar eclipse tips from Lehigh University astronomer
- August 18, 2017

That should not stop you from seeing the maximum eclipse on Monday. The eclipse can be seen from anywhere in the USA, but the total solar eclipse can only be observed through a specific band crossing from coast to coast. Join us in our youth Story Room for a live stream of the solar eclipse , provided by NASA . My hope is that all the news and excitement about the eclipse will make people more curious about science, astronomy, and our place in the universe, and that they will want ... (more...)
Metro Detroit library offering 50 free 2017 solar eclipse glasses tonight Metro Detroit library offering 50 free 2017 solar eclipse glasses tonight
- August 18, 2017

So, come out to the Yuma Public Library on August 21, put on your eclipse viewing glasses, and witness one of nature's greatest spectacles! Mark Littman and Fred Espenek, authors of " Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024 " recommend looking to see whether the corona looks symmetrical, or if it bunches up around the poles of the sun. (more...)
Quake Champions enters early access next week Quake Champions enters early access next week
- August 18, 2017

The Quake series was one of the first to popularize the subgenre with Quake III Arena in 1999. The Early Access release of Quake Champions will also feature the new Church of Azathoth and Tempest Shrine maps, Rune Challenges , a new Lore System that will unlock "high-end Lore Skins", in-game voice chat, new customization options , and features like a movement tutorial and shooting gallery that will help get new players up to speed. (more...)
'Protestor' Who Toppled Confederate Monument in Durham Charged With Felonies 'Protestor' Who Toppled Confederate Monument in Durham Charged With Felonies
- August 18, 2017

According to the Herald Sun , deputies arrested Takiyah Fatima Thompson, 22, on Tuesday afternoon for her part in pulling down the century old statue . In May, The New Orleans Mayor oversaw the removal of four Confederate monuments, including a statue of Robert E. Lee . On Tuesday, Thompson said she helped take down the statue because she was exhausted of living in fear. (more...)
Comcast's Wireless Phone Service Now Available Nationwide Comcast's Wireless Phone Service Now Available Nationwide
- August 18, 2017

Xfinity Mobile users have access to an unlimited plan - the new standard in wireless - but also have the ability to choose a " By the Gig " option that charges customers $12 per GB of data used. But if you're already suckling on the teat of the beast and you're not tied into a huge family plan with an existing wireless provider, Xfinity Mobile is worth a look. (more...)
Eclipse can be viewed at state parks Eclipse can be viewed at state parks
- August 17, 2017

Use a viewer provided by the library, or you can make your own eclipse pinhole viewer from just two pieces of paper or cards. People in Los Angeles will be able to see a partial solar eclipse, as long as clouds do not obstruct the view. It will start around 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT). NASA said it should last about 2 minutes and 40 seconds over the Tennessee Valley. The McGregor-McKinney Public Library in Hartford will also host an eclipse gathering. (more...)
Ron Howard teases Death Star in upcoming 'Han solo' film Ron Howard teases Death Star in upcoming 'Han solo' film
- August 17, 2017

Of course, this wouldn't be the first time a correct guess was disputed in order to protect movie secrets and spoilers. Though Lucasfilm loves keeping its secrets close its chest, the studio's been loosening its hold on the production of its young Han Solo standalone ever since it chose to let go of the film's original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. (more...)
PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Out Today PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Out Today
- August 17, 2017

After opening registrations last month, Sony has announced in a blog post that invitations are being sent out for successful applicants to the latest system update beta test, detailing key features in the process. PSVR owners also get 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound through headphones. Users will be able to disable pop-up notifications while watching a movie or television show on the PlayStation 4. (more...)
Trump blasts CEOs who quit White House panel Trump blasts CEOs who quit White House panel
- August 17, 2017

President Donald Trump is losing a fifth member of his manufacturing jobs council: AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. Trump swiftly hit back at Frazier on Twitter , saying the CEO would now "have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!". (more...)
Solar Eclipse to Affect Solar Powered Generators across the US
- August 17, 2017

Sadly, most spectators told WCPO that they were let down - July 11, 1991 was a cloudy day in Greater Cincinnati and much of the eclipse wasn't visible. Based on the latest weather data, there is a 20 to 30 percent chance for an afternoon storm during the eclipse for any given location in North and SC. (more...)