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There is very slim chance left to avoid global warming, study finds There is very slim chance left to avoid global warming, study finds
- August 01, 2017

Our chances of keeping warming under risky levels by the end of this century are increasingly slim, according to two new studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change . Experts agree we can still slow down warming, but the University of Washington team says we need "an abrupt change of course". The Paris accord, signed by 195 countries, commits to holding the average global temperature to "well below 2C" above pre-industrial levels and sets a more aspirational goal ... (more...)
Microsoft Word Flow is dead; Microsoft suggests SwiftKey instead Microsoft Word Flow is dead; Microsoft suggests SwiftKey instead
- August 01, 2017

But if you don't already own a copy of Microsoft's Word Flow, your window to buy one has closed. The Word Flow experiment is now complete! I say "was" because Microsoft made a decision to pull the plug on the development and remove Word Flow from the App Store. (more...)
Protect your HOA status: 2018 Ford Mustang GT gets 'quiet' mode Protect your HOA status: 2018 Ford Mustang GT gets 'quiet' mode
- August 01, 2017

Also included are different exhaust volumes for Normal, Sport, and Track modes. "It sounds so cool, but I thought, 'There has to be a way to give people more control over the engine's sound'". The 2018 Mustang GT's Quiet Start mode will be the first of its kind in the automotive industry, and Ford claims the feature's existence is the responsibility of one of its engineers' neighbors. (more...)
Doklam dispute : Chinese media furious over Western media for taking Indian side Doklam dispute : Chinese media furious over Western media for taking Indian side
- August 01, 2017

The crisis erupted after Indian and Bhutanese troops foiled an attempt by the Chinese Army to encroach on a disputed enclave. The area is a demilitarised zone as agreed upon between the two countries and the ITBP jawans patrol the region without weapons, they said, adding the jawans perform their duty in a non-combative manner. (more...)
AMD breaches the high-end GPU market with Radeon RX Vega AMD breaches the high-end GPU market with Radeon RX Vega
- July 31, 2017

A Radeao RX 64 Liquid Cooled Edition will also have the same 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors & 8GB of HBM2. This weekend AMD is hosting an event in Los Angeles for its next generation graphics cards and we've gotten our first look at the hotly anticipated GPU. (more...)
Saturn's moon Titan has a key ingredient that could foster life Saturn's moon Titan has a key ingredient that could foster life
- July 31, 2017

Titan is even believed to have conditions similar to the atmosphere of early Earth, before the build-up of oxygen. And I suspect they serve different purposes on Titan . Researchers detailed the analysis of Titan's vinyl cyanide last week in the journal Science Advances . This is a step forward in understanding whether Titan's methane seas might host an exotic form of life. (more...)
Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read
- July 31, 2017

So it's possible that this exomoon began its life as a planet before being captured within the gravitational influence of its planet at a later time. "These planets range from Earth-to-Jupiter sized and from 0.1-to-1.0AU in separation - so-called \warm" planets. To then spot the moon the team had to dive down even further into the Kepler data to see if there was a tiny dip that then took place before or after the planet has passed. (more...)
LG V30 Releasing on September 15 in South Korea and on Sept LG V30 Releasing on September 15 in South Korea and on Sept
- July 31, 2017

According to Android Authority, a source has revealed to do it that an internal document that contains plans for LG's plans for its upcoming flagship phone that carries a codenamed of JOAN. The LG V30 is also expected to debut in Europe and several other regions by the end of September. The rumoured features of the device include a 5.8-inch display, 2.4Ghz Snapdragon processor, 4GB RAM and a dual-lens camera. (more...)
Wenger confirms Sanchez illness, return timescale
- July 31, 2017

He's staying, of course. Manchester City are prepared to pay Alexis Sanchez close to the staggering £400,000 per week he wants. Manchester City are waiting for Alexis Sanchez "with open arms", after he cast doubt over his return to Arsenal . (more...)
Polling Underway in Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Election Polling Underway in Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Election
- July 31, 2017

Streets were desolate early Sunday with barricades in some areas as Venezuelans began voting for a constitutional super-body expected to hand sweeping powers to ruling Socialist Party officials and potentially extend their unpopular rule. "Best to be prepared", said one 34-year-old Caracas resident who gave his name as Maximiliano. Inflation and homicide rates are among the world's highest and widespread shortages of food and medicine have citizens dying of preventable illnesses and rooting ... (more...)
Apple removes apps that avoid censors from App Store in China Apple removes apps that avoid censors from App Store in China
- July 30, 2017

Our preliminary research indicates that all major VPN apps for iOS have been removed. China famously blocks censors the internet within the country, preventing its citizens from accessing websites such as Facebook or Google, and has pushed companies to register their App stores with government regulators or remove content that it deems illegal . (more...)
Canaanites survived Biblical 'slaughter', ancient DNA shows Canaanites survived Biblical 'slaughter', ancient DNA shows
- July 30, 2017

Alan Cooper of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA said the study was hard evidence that God's biblical command, as described in the Book of Deuteronomy , to " totally destroy" the Canaanites , was not carried out. To track the changes over time, Dr Haber and his colleagues compared five whole genomes recovered from human remains found in the area of the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon , with the genomes of 99 Lebanese living in the region today. (more...)
Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' USA sanctions Putin: We'll have to retaliate against 'illegal' USA sanctions
- July 30, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he "very much regrets" the worsening of relations between Russia and the United States. Trump's concerns include a provision letting Congress stop any effort to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation. (more...)
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Final Trailer May Question Your Sanity Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Final Trailer May Question Your Sanity
- July 30, 2017

PlayStation 4 Pro users will be happy to know that the game is enhanced for their console. Ninja Theory's Hellblade is nearly here- and it will be the standard bearer, Ninja Theory hopes, for the "indie AAA" game. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: "Senua's Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua's mind". (more...)
Rolls-Royce reveals eighth-generation Phantom Rolls-Royce reveals eighth-generation Phantom
- July 29, 2017

Rolls-Royce calls this feature The Gallery. Deliveries are expected early next year. The seats are newly sculpted and hand-crafted to deliver extra comfort, the famous Eames Lounge Chair, a symbol of mid-century modern, informs the sweep of wood paneling across the back of the front seats and the J-Class sailing yacht was referenced as a design inspiration for the armrest. (more...)
Chicago 'Fest' Attendees Suing Niantic After Weekend Fiasco
- July 29, 2017

In fact, some of the attendees were so unhappy with the situation that they got together to initiate a lawsuit against developer Niantic . So far, plaintiffs number "20 or 30" according to Zimmerman , a number that is likely to grow as news of the suit spreads. (more...)
High expectations for Amazon earnings — TODAY'S CHARTS High expectations for Amazon earnings — TODAY'S CHARTS
- July 29, 2017

Amazon.com, ( AMZN ) declined 0.65% throughout intraday market trading on Early Thur, reaching $1046.00. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 4,865 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock worth $4,651,000 after buying an additional 1,647 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Liberal foes ahead of Poland's ruling eurosceptics
- July 29, 2017

The European Commission said on Wednesday it would launch legal action against Poland over an overhaul of its judiciary that it says undermines the independence of judges and breaks EU rules, both accusations denied by Warsaw. Poland's conservative Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has reacted by stating that the Polish government would "not give in to pressure" at home and overseas to stop changes to the judicial system. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV's Regalia Coming to Forza Horizon 3 Final Fantasy XV's Regalia Coming to Forza Horizon 3
- July 29, 2017

The vehicle's 536-horsepower, 7.2-litre supercharged V12 engine should endow the Regalia with a decent turn of pace, depending on how heavy the luxury auto is in Forza Horizon 3 . The team at Square Enix found inspiration for the Regalia's design from real-world models like the Cadillac Ciel concept vehicle and the Maybach Exelero. (more...)
Monday 9 AM | The OTHER Monday 9 AM | The OTHER "American Eclipse"
- July 29, 2017

Pleasant; and Fort Sumter National Monument, lying off the cost of SC. Solar Eclipse for Kids classes, which will be held at various library branches in early August, including a class at Shadle Library on Aug. "Now I would say (eclipses) are less important". Besides, for sheer spectacle, nothing much matches a total solar eclipse. Allen said it is not safe to look directly at the sun without proper filters for protection, even at the height of the eclipse, and sunglasses don't count. (more...)