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Microsoft Chooses Qualcomm's Snapdragon Chips To Enable Windows 10 On
- December 11, 2016

Though they can't control what components a Dell or an HP includes in these displays, they can suggest a minimum hardware specification for an enjoyable VR experience. The software compatibility on the devices Microsoft is calling "cellular PCs" is brought about by using x86 emulation on ARM hardware. This can turn out to be a problem as numerous apps now run on x64 on Windows 10 . (more...)
Actor TJ Miller arrested after driver accuses him of battery Actor TJ Miller arrested after driver accuses him of battery
- December 10, 2016

Sources within the LAPD told entertainment website TMZ that Mr. Miller allegedly hit an Uber driver after having a debate about President-elect Donald Trump. The auto company driver reported the attack about 1 a.m.in the 6900 block of Camrose Drive, said Officer Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. (more...)
Dubuque man recalls months of uncertainty after Pearl Harbor attack
- December 09, 2016

Survivor Donald Stratton says he will never forget the nightmarish scenes he witnessed. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to visit the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor at the end of December. The ship's casualties accounted for nearly half of the more than 2,300 servicemen killed in the attack. On Wednesday he spoke to a crowd of about 200 at the North Grand building in Charles City. (more...)
Knife-wielding student shot by U.S. police Knife-wielding student shot by U.S. police
- December 09, 2016

Just moments earlier, the student was captured on cell phone video brandishing two knives as dozens of classmates rushed to get out of the way. A later video, also posted on Twitter, shows the aftermath. The officer then approaches him and turns the student onto his back. " He's a good kid ", Laflamme said of the student. "But there are other events that led up to this incident, so please don't react to those", he told reporters outside the school within hours of Wednesday's 11:30 a.m. (more...)
NASA's Cassini orbiter successfully completes first ring grazing maneuver around Saturn NASA's Cassini orbiter successfully completes first ring grazing maneuver around Saturn
- December 08, 2016

This collage of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on December 2, 2016 shows Saturn's northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters. Some mission highlights include the possible discovery of an ocean and hydrothermal activity on the moon Enceladus as well as liquid methane seas on Titan. (more...)
This is why you don't pose with guns for the mannequin challenge This is why you don't pose with guns for the mannequin challenge
- December 08, 2016

Additionally, cops say they only seized two handguns, an assault rifle and a shotgun at the home. The men, 49-year-old Kenneth White and 23-year-old Terry Brown were both arrested on marijuana charges, while White was also arrested for being a felon in possession of a weapon. (more...)
Jury picked in Dylann Roof-church slayings trial
- December 08, 2016

Several people sitting among the survivors' family members and several jurors dabbed away tears. Roof sat mostly motionless in his state-issued gray-and-white striped jumpsuit throughout both opening statements, barely looking up from the defense table. (more...)
Carolina police shooting mystifies observers Carolina police shooting mystifies observers
- December 08, 2016

Slager testified on his own behalf during the state trial. / The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on Monday declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict after four days of deliberations. (more...)
Developers confirm holiday 2017 release date Developers confirm holiday 2017 release date
- December 08, 2016

Here are the list of free games coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this month. Its release was pushed back from 2106 to 2017 in the summer. Further, Johnson added that "Crackdown 3" will support 4K resolution on the Project Scorpio console. (more...)
Could Dakota Access pipeline move after permit is denied?
- December 07, 2016

OU College Republicans President David Parkhill said he thought building the pipeline near Sioux land was acceptable as long as it didn't cross actual reservation land, adding that the pipeline will bring jobs. If anything, that threat has accelerated with today's decision. "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing", Jo-Ellen Darcy, the army's assistant secretary for civil works, said in a statement . (more...)
Families brace for news that loved ones among fire victims
- December 06, 2016

According to the Associated Press, Ara Jo has been confirmed to be one of the 36 victims who perished inside the "Ghost Ship" Warehouse. Other artists in Oakland, however, are also anxious that the tragedy will lead to a crackdown on similar living spaces in the area in which they can no longer afford to live, the LA Times reports . (more...)
Naughty Dog announces The Last Of Us Part II Naughty Dog announces The Last Of Us Part II
- December 05, 2016

And while story details are still sparse, there can be little doubt the title is aiming for the same punch as its predecessor. The trailer shows an older Ellie , who will be the main playable character in the game according to Gamespot , playing a soulful tune on a guitar. (more...)
Parkinson's May Start In Gut, Travel To The Brain
- December 05, 2016

The findings showed that irregularities in the gut's bacteria could contribute to, or even cause Parkinson's . Up to 1 million Americans live with the disease, and more than 10 million are affected worldwide. “This was the ‘eureka moment, ” said Dr. Timothy Sampson , a member of the research team. "The mice were genetically identical; both groups were making too much αSyn [alpha-synuclein]". (more...)
Thumbs Up! Buzz Aldrin Gets Surprise Visit in Hospital Thumbs Up! Buzz Aldrin Gets Surprise Visit in Hospital
- December 04, 2016

December 2. "Although I have had some unique experiences in space, I still have an adventurous spirit here on Earth", Aldrin wrote in his book, "No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon", published earlier this year by National Geographic. (more...)
Twitter handle of Congress hacked after Rahul Gandhi, obscene messages posted Twitter handle of Congress hacked after Rahul Gandhi, obscene messages posted
- December 03, 2016

The hackers posted a series of abusive tweets about him and his family. Besides this, the images about such abusive tweets by the hacked Rahul Gandhi's twitter account gets viral. Still, the official twitter account name of Rahul Gandhi is not changed. One tweet claimed that coming up is a full dump of inc.in Congress emails, stay tuned for Christmas special. (more...)
Chief Of Product Comes With New Acquisition Chief Of Product Comes With New Acquisition
- December 03, 2016

Twitter's new Vice-President of product role has been vacant for past six months and with Coleman's entry, Twitter will look forward to strenghthen its weak spot. Upon releasing its third-quarter financial results in late October, Twitter also announced it would reduce its global workforce by about 9 percent to " create greater efficiency as we move toward our goal of driving toward GAAP profitability in 2017". (more...)
Australia boosts spending to keep Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list
- December 03, 2016

This NASA photo shows a southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef adjacent to the central Queensland coast. Experts say stress from rising water temperatures and human-caused climate change are to blame. Healthy Coral in the Capricorn Group of Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef , November 2016. What I mean by "refugia" is that the spot could perhaps serve to keep local corals and associated fish and animals from going extinct as is likely at nearby reefs without the cold water upwelling. (more...)
This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware This tool tells you if your Gmail account was infected with malware
- December 02, 2016

New malware dubbed " Gooligan ", part of the "Ghost Push" collection of potentially harmful apps (PHAs) has infiltrated more than 1 million Android devices . One of the primary sources through which the malware is reaching devices are the apps installed from sources other than the Play Store. Security researchers at the Israeli firm first encountered Gooligan's code in the malicious SnapPea app previous year. (more...)
Pokemon GO New Tracker Tool Spreads To East Coast, Other Regions
- December 02, 2016

The new tracker for Pokemon Go is slowly becoming available to all of the continental United States, which unfortunately doesn't include Alaska and Hawaii, and "large parts" of Europe, according to developer Niantic. That would truly be a game changer for current players and don't forget it also means the release date at last for Mew and Mewtwo coming out for Pokemon Go as well. (more...)
Google doodle for 19th century classic 'Little Women' Google doodle for 19th century classic 'Little Women'
- December 02, 2016

In addition to being a writer, "Alcott was a suffragist, abolitionist, and feminist", Google noted. The March family of Little Women was based on Alcott's own, and the coltish Jo was Louisa's vision of herself: "strewing manuscript pages in her wake, charging ahead with the courage of her convictions, and cherishing her family above all", stated Google's official blog. (more...)
Major game publishers talk about support for the Switch
- December 02, 2016

The studio is supposed to bring one of its major franchises to the console, though admittedly, the execs seem more reserved than other developers. Still sounds like there might be Take-Two support in the future. Regardless, he assures that EA is in constant communication with Nintendo, so fans will know soon enough whether or not the publisher will support the new console. (more...)
Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices
- December 02, 2016

Adaptation of the rule will help the government investigate crimes involving stored data, but also cyberattacks across the public and private sector, such as the DDoS attack against Dyn that affected several major businesses and sites earlier this year, says advocates of the changes. (more...)
Tesla Model S: Autopilot Is Closer Than Expected Tesla Model S: Autopilot Is Closer Than Expected
- December 02, 2016

Colin Rusch, the analyst at the research firm, said that Tesla stock will now track the company's execution on the production ramp of its more affordable compact sedan, the Model 3 , and its price will trade within a range depending on the Model S and Model X quarterly deliveries and gross margins. (more...)
SpaceX May Deliver Audi Lunar Rover To The Moon
- December 02, 2016

The winning team has to successfully land a rover, drive it about a third of a mile (at least 500 meters), and send back some high-definition pictures. In fact, the team has officially started with their mission. Solar panel -The rover derives its energy from a swiveling solar panel roughly 3,600 square centimeters in size. (more...)
Woman Makes Full Recovery After Contracting Zika Virus Through 'Sexual Transmission'
- December 02, 2016

The patient was a three-month old boy who was exposed to the virus during gestation. Glaucoma causes increased pressure within the eye. Last week, the number of total reported cases in the territory had increased by 67 since November 15. Those findings underscore the need for continuing evaluation of newborns with possible exposure to Zika in the womb, the CDC said when its report was released. (more...)
Hack means San Francisco travels for free Hack means San Francisco travels for free
- December 02, 2016

There is a surge in ransomware attacks and more often than not the hackers demand the ransom in bitcoin . While the San Francisco MUNI officials haven't provided updated statements on this case, the hacker blames authorities for the attack, explaining that it all happened "to show to you and proof of concept, company don't pay attention to your safety". (more...)
Agency seeks $5M for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew Agency seeks $5M for dam safety following Hurricane Matthew
- December 01, 2016

Matthew, which traveled up the US coast from Florida to North Carolina after pummeling the Haiti, was the strongest storm of the season, reaching maximum sustained surface winds of 160 miles per hour. And who could forget Hurricane Hermine, which was the first hurricane to hit Florida since Wilma in 2005. This year's season ended with Hurricane Otto, which is another storm for the record books. (more...)
Titanfall 2 free to play this weekend Titanfall 2 free to play this weekend
- November 30, 2016

Unsurprisingly, Titanfall 2 has been put in juxtaposition with the Call of Duty series countless times, which is just par for the course considering Call of Duty veterans actually made Titanfall. For those that wish to spend some time getting to know Angel City , a new 24/7 playlist is available for preorder customers only, unlocking for everybody else on December 2. (more...)
President-elect Tabs Elaine Chao as Sec. of Transportation President-elect Tabs Elaine Chao as Sec. of Transportation
- November 30, 2016

Besides her service in the Bush Administration, she has been President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America, Director of the Peace Corps and Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Since leaving the government, Chao has been a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation , a conservative think tank. President-elect Trump has picked Elaine Chao as Transportation secretary. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Studio Starts Early Shipping, An Exclusive Support Line Made Available
- November 29, 2016

In order to battle iPhone 7's Siri and the Google Pixel's Google Assistant, the new Surface Phone 2017 will most likely have Cortana as its built-in voice assistant. That's not all - Microsoft will also ship a tiny booklet along with the Surface Studio as a token of appreciation for customers who purchased the $2,999 device. (more...)
'Moana' cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend
- November 28, 2016

Moana is propelled by a voice cast that includes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the demigod Maui (who sings a showcase number, You're Welcome , written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda) and newcomer Auli'i Cravalho as the feisty title heroine. (more...)
NASA announces $30000 reward for human waste management solution in Space
- November 28, 2016

According to The West Australian , the system should be hands-free and should handle everything up to six days. The food bars have been taste tested by humans inside HERA , a three-story habitat at Johnson Space Center where NASA is exploring the impact long term isolation, such as a trip to Mars, would have on humans. (more...)
Black Friday 2016: Best Xbox One S And PlayStation 4 Pro Deals
- November 26, 2016

Xbox One S console is going to be offered at different department stores either through their physical stores or online shops with several game bundles to choose from. If you've gotten yourself a new Samsung 4K TV or a Vizio model, the One S and its HDR game rendering will be particularly useful features to go with these TVs' wonderfully fast HDR gaming capabilities. (more...)
Niantic Labs Debuts New 'Pokemon' Creature Ditto & Other Thanksgiving Surprises Niantic Labs Debuts New 'Pokemon' Creature Ditto & Other Thanksgiving Surprises
- November 25, 2016

It could be disguised as Pikachu, Weedle, Rattata, etc. As such, this Pokemon brings on a whole new dynamic in gym battles around the Pokemon GO universe. How does Ditto fight in Pokemon Go? . Niantic revealed that Pokemon Go Nearby tracker is now working in some areas of the United States including all west side states of the Mississippi River excluding Alaska and Hawaii. (more...)
Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry, says NYT Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry, says NYT
- November 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that the tool has been in development for a long time , but work accelerated a year ago when Vaughan Smith, vice president for mobile, corporate and business development at Facebook , was placed in charge of the various teams of engineers working on different elements. (more...)