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Neo-nazi website is having problems finding a domain host Neo-nazi website is having problems finding a domain host
- August 16, 2017

GoDaddy's statement came after alt-right website The Daily Stormer published a vile post attacking Heather Heyer , the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville , Virginia during an anti-racist protest this past weekend. "We are canceling Daily Stormer's registration with Google Domains for violating our terms of service", a spokesman for the company said Monday. (more...)
After Charlottesville, Mayor Looks Into Removing Baltimore's Confederate Monuments After Charlottesville, Mayor Looks Into Removing Baltimore's Confederate Monuments
- August 15, 2017

It usually takes a tragedy for there to be any substantive change around race in this country, and perhaps the death of Heather Heyer is the latest in that vein. "The president needs to condemn the violence and the hatred", Gray said. But we will also be able to add additional signage to give the statues the appropriate context and explain how they came to be and what was going on in Lexington at that time, ' Kay said. (more...)
Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows
- August 10, 2017

Watch will appear on the same day as Snap reports its critical Q2 earnings - another twist in the ongoing battle between the media platforms. The social network's director of product Daniel Danker says that "watching video on Facebook has the incredible power to connect people, spark conversation, and foster community". (more...)
75th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed at Raj Bhavan 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement observed at Raj Bhavan
- August 10, 2017

The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to praise the sacrifices of all the bravehearts who were part of the movement to free India from the British rule. The remark was seen by political observers as an oblique reference to the role of VD Savarkar, who had opposed the Quit India movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi. (more...)
Doklam row not serious, Hindi, Chini Bhai-Bhai, says Dalai Lama Doklam row not serious, Hindi, Chini Bhai-Bhai, says Dalai Lama
- August 10, 2017

Indian and Chinese troops have been embroiled in a seven-week confrontation on the Doklam plateau, claimed by both China and India's tiny ally, Bhutan. Modi refused to join President Xi Jinping's signature Belt and Road initiative to knit together Asia and beyond, making India the lone country to boycott a summit in May. (more...)
U.S. trade office will investigate Apple iPhone 7 imports U.S. trade office will investigate Apple iPhone 7 imports
- August 10, 2017

On July 6 Patently Apple posted a report titled " Qualcomm Files another Patent Infringement Complaint against Apple with International Trade Commission ". Apple , on the other hand, is getting support from other large tech firms, such as Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, stating that a ban would not be good for customers. (more...)
We Could See Video Games as Part of the 2024 Summer Olympics We Could See Video Games as Part of the 2024 Summer Olympics
- August 10, 2017

The Paris bid team will be talking to eSports and the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) about the possibility of gaming joining the 2024 program. To this end, the three-time former Olympic champion in canoe-slalom, went on to state, "The youth, yes they are interested in e-sports and this kind of thing [gaming]". (more...)
Trump's threat to Korea sparks safe-haven rush Trump's threat to Korea sparks safe-haven rush
- August 10, 2017

The KCNA report said that a strike on Guam would be aimed at containing U.S. military bases on the Pacific island. US Andersen Air Force Base on Guam hosts the nuclear-capable B-1B strategic bombers, which were sent back by the US to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday, according to Yonhap news agency, citing South Korean military sources. (more...)
LG Q6, Priced in India Under Rs. 20000, to Launch on Thursday LG Q6, Priced in India Under Rs. 20000, to Launch on Thursday
- August 10, 2017

LG claims that the aspect ratio delivers an "immersive experience" while watching videos, gaming, and browsing. The phone runs on latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system. In the camera department, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with 100-degree wide angle. The smartphone's connectivity suite offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS / GLONASS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio. (more...)
Mobile's upcoming REVVL handset gets outed, pricing and availability confirmed Mobile's upcoming REVVL handset gets outed, pricing and availability confirmed
- August 10, 2017

On Demand (which now lets you get a new handset every 30 days ), costing just $5 per month, with $0 upfront. Both deals require that customers sign up for frequent upgrade plans, called Next at AT&T and Jump at T-Mobile. Along with this product, another T-Mobile Alchemy is speculated to come to light very soon. Alongside the Revvl , T-Mobile also introduced a new Smartpicks plan, which offers the Revvl , Galaxy J3 Prime, LG K20 Plus, LG Aristo, and ZTE Max Pro on a JUMP! For now, it's ... (more...)
Andy Rubin's Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date Andy Rubin's Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date
- August 10, 2017

Essential's president Niccolo De Masi says that the phone is still a few weeks away but promises to give us an exact date next week. All three images highlight the titanium frame and ceramic body in various machining stages. However, with Sprint as an exclusive partner in the United States and Telus in Canada, Essential may not have such a far-reaching impact - at least not this time around. (more...)
Dubai sky to glow with hundreds of meteors this weekend Dubai sky to glow with hundreds of meteors this weekend
- August 10, 2017

With all the talk about the Great American Eclipse , you may have forgotten to put this on your calendar: The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend. Usually it is best view meteor showers after midnight and through until the break of the next day; however, experts recommend catching the show prior to moonrise. (more...)
Plant-eating giant crowned heavyweight champ of all dinosaurs Plant-eating giant crowned heavyweight champ of all dinosaurs
- August 10, 2017

Researchers aren't quite clear on how the species became so big, but study co-author José Luis Carballido, from the Museum of Palaeontology Egidio Feruglio in Argentina, believes part of it had to do with available food. "It's like when you put an elephant by a lion". Because of that, it's not so much size that distinguishes this species, Wedel told the Smithsonian Magazine , but the fact that it's "the most complete super-giant sauropod by far". (more...)
Solar eclipse will obscure but not disrupt solar generators across United States
- August 10, 2017

This is not about those people. "To ensure electricity demand is met during those hours, CAISO plans to replace solar generation with electricity from natural gas and hydropower plants, the latter of which are generating at higher levels than previous years", EIA wrote in its August 7 Today in Energy note. (more...)
Hackers Leak 'Game Of Thrones' Documents and HBO Emails
- August 10, 2017

Simultaneously with the release of the leaked data, a representative of the hacking group who identifies as "Mr. Smith" posted a video addressed to HBO chief executive officer Richard Plepler that demands "our six-month salary in bitcoin". (more...)
Facebook Ditches Its Snapchat Clone Facebook Ditches Its Snapchat Clone
- August 10, 2017

Lifestage was Facebook's attempt to capture a chunk of teens who favored Snapchat , but Facebook has now chose to nix it, presumably because it didn't really work. The move makes sense. Now Facebook has an effective competitor under its belt-and one that has amassed a slightly larger following than Lifestage . (more...)
Secretary Mattis warns North Korea not to invite 'destruction of its people' Secretary Mattis warns North Korea not to invite 'destruction of its people'
- August 10, 2017

Mattis' comments followed North Korea's threats of a missile attack on a U.S. base on Guam in the Pacific this morning and Donald Trump's unexpected, stark promise to respond with "fire and fury" against the nation last night . In separate comments, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempted in an interview to assuage fears about Trump's rhetoric. " Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council's unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who ... (more...)
Hands-on with Spotify on Xbox One Hands-on with Spotify on Xbox One
- August 09, 2017

In a blog post, Mikael Ericsson - Spotify's product director for platform and partner experience - said Xbox users have long requested the ability to create gaming playlists on Spotify. For some time now, Xbox gamers have been telling us that they'd like to be able to soundtrack their own gaming sessions using Spotify , to make every single session feel new and unique. (more...)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 Will Soon Come to Switch and PS4 Dragon Quest Builders 2 Will Soon Come to Switch and PS4
- August 09, 2017

Dragon Quest , Dragon Quest II , and Dragon Quest III will be released in August 10, but only in Japan. I couldn't leave my house without opening this box, and taking my sweet time doing so. In addition, there will be a multiplayer component to the game. The sequel will add co-op play and appears to have the villain from Dragon Quest II involved in the story. (more...)
Partial lunar eclipse occurred Monday, August 7
- August 09, 2017

Only a few states experienced totality, but a majority of the surrounding states still experienced a partial eclipse . While it won't be a total eclipse like other parts of the United States , the Moon will obstruct some of the sun during the morning hours. (more...)