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Coolpad Cool Play 6: First impressions

Coolpad Cool Play 6: First impressions Cool Play 6 has 13-megapixel dual rear cameras which come with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual tone LED flash on the back, while in its front lies an 8-megapixel snapper with a f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calling. [Full Article...]

Google Finally Releases Web Version Of Allo, But Here's The Catch

Google Finally Releases Web Version Of Allo, But Here's The Catch Here's what you need to know. As we stated, the web version for Allo is now limited to Android users, but Google has promised to extend the support to iPhone too. You will be able to install it on your Chrome web browser by going to allo . google .com/web. In July, Google Allo's Head of Product Amit Fulay said the Allo web version would be released in a " few more weeks ". [Full Article...]

Scientists Find 91 More Volcanoes Hidden Under Antarctica Ice

Scientists Find 91 More Volcanoes Hidden Under Antarctica Ice The study's authors don't think volcanic activity has contributed to Antarctica's now retreating ice sheet. Binghams' team used ice-sheet bed-elevation data sourced from a database called Bedmap 2 , to study the rift system lying underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. [Full Article...]

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG)

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG) The memo written by a Google employee that went viral earlier this month hit a raw nerve. He held a sign reading, "Fired for Telling the Truth". That changed, he claimed, when "those most zealously committed to the diversity creed" wrote "angry emails" to Google's human resources department and Damore's managers. [Full Article...]

Look Up! It's a meteor shower!

Look Up! It's a meteor shower! The natural phenomenon can be viewed without a telescopeHow can I watch the Perseid meteor shower? Seen from the Earth, the Perseids appear to originate from one place in the north-east known as the " radiant " which happens to be near the constellation Perseus. [Full Article...]

Facebook's new 'Watch' video platform offers up original shows and live sports

Facebook's new 'Watch' video platform offers up original shows and live sports The big video providers are unlikely to be anxious about Facebook's platform at this early stage, but with a potential audience of two billion and the social elements it offers, Watch could eventually grow into a real competitor. This year has seen plenty of news about Facebook expanding its original video offerings into a service that can compete with the likes of YouTube, Amazon, and Netfli... [Full Article...]

Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo Criticizing Diversity Initiatives

Google Fires Employee Who Wrote Memo Criticizing Diversity Initiatives James Damore , the Google engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed to the press he was sacked. Damore confirmed to Breitbart that he was sacked and said: "They just fired me for 'perpetuating gender stereotypes'". This article prompted Danielle Brown , the new head of diversity at Google to make a response. According to Google's own publically available statistics on diversity , me... [Full Article...]

Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn to produce new Model 3

Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn to produce new Model 3 He retained his sell recommendation on the stock. That puts this Model 3 , presumably a 310-mile Long Range version with the larger of two battery options, in third place for energy efficiency among all new cars on sale in the US for 2017. [Full Article...]

In Australia a teenager was attacked by unknown creatures

In Australia a teenager was attacked by unknown creatures Sam's father Jarrod Kanizay said while his son was recovering in hospital, the family was waiting for answers. The bleeding had not stopped by the time he had walked home, where his father, Jarrod, was taken aback by the state of his son's legs. [Full Article...]

Moscow regards new European Union sanctions as far-fetched

Moscow regards new European Union sanctions as far-fetched The Russian Ministry of Energy slammed the recent decision of the European Commission to broaden its sanctions, blacklisting more individuals and firms accused of delivering Siemens gas turbines to Russia's Crimea peninsula. Diplomats in Brussels said the Russian energy ministry official is involved in bilateral cooperation with Italy and has since escaped being sanctioned. [Full Article...]

Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma freed

Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma freed But the new assembly's leader, former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, warned the opposition that their reckoning is coming, blaming it for deaths that accompanied the protests and for waging "economic war" against the people. In a statement, the Vatican's Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said that rather than favouring peace and reconciliation, the establishment of the National Con... [Full Article...]

You Need Special Glasses If You Want To See The Eclipse

One of them is the American Paper Optics , a Tennessee-based company that is producing millions and millions of eclipse glasses in preparation for August 21. "The main message here is you don't ever, ever, ever want to look directly at the sun without these glasses at any time during the eclipse, even when the sun is nearly covered up", says Amy Twito with the Seattle Public Library. [Full Article...]

Russia Prohibits VPNs Use in Browsing Crackdown

Russia Prohibits VPNs Use in Browsing Crackdown VPNs allow Chinese internet users to bypass the so-called "Great Firewall of China", circumventing the restrictions the country places on foreign websites, as well as hiding internet browsing activity from internet service providers. While officials have denied China is imposing a ban on VPNs, the licensing program suggests the government may be gearing up to allow only users it trusts to scale th... [Full Article...]

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target

Earth has only 5% Chance of Reaching Paris Climate Target The researchers also found that if fossil emissions continue for 15 more years, the planet's global temperature could rise as much as 3 degrees Celsius. "Our analysis is compatible with previous estimates, but it finds that the most optimistic projections are unlikely to happen. We're closer to the margin than we think", Raftery said in the statement . [Full Article...]

Microsoft pulls Word Flow keyboard for iOS, directing users to SwiftKey

Microsoft pulls Word Flow keyboard for iOS, directing users to SwiftKey The company said on the Microsoft garage page that the "word flow" experiment is now complete and asked the users to download the SwiftKey keyboard for their users. You may remember that Microsoft purchased SwiftKey early previous year, so it's possible (even likely) that we'll eventually see some of Word Flow's unique elements incorporated into the popular keyboard. [Full Article...]

Russia's response to U.S. sanctions to hinge on final bill text -Putin

Russia's response to U.S. sanctions to hinge on final bill text -Putin The bill would affect a range of Russian industries and might further hurt the Russian economy, already weakened by 2014 sanctions imposed after Russia annexed Crime from Ukraine. The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by American oil and natural gas companies that sanctions specific to Russia's energy sector could backfire on them to Moscow's benefit. [Full Article...]

Steve Doyle skeptical of luring Foxconn to Wisconsin with millions in incentives

Steve Doyle skeptical of luring Foxconn to Wisconsin with millions in incentives About half is for capital costs and almost half for workforce development. He explained that the company's initial investment would create 3,000 jobs until a larger facility could be constructed. "One thing we know about this president is how committed he is to reviving American manufacturing and bringing jobs home". The White House is taking credit for putting Wisconsin in the running for a new... [Full Article...]

Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court

Who Is Obdulia Sanchez? Teen Who Livestreamed Fatal Crash Heads To Court Dressed in yellow prison garb and appearing via video in Merced County Superior Court, Sanchez pleaded not guilty to a host of charges, including felony manslaughter while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of driving under the influence resulting in injury, and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol level causing injury. [Full Article...]

Samsung C&T's Q2 OP up 44 percent on year

Samsung C&T's Q2 OP up 44 percent on year Intel's more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea's Samsung Electronics elbows the US manufacturer aside to become the leading maker of computer chips. Samsung has been trying to overcome an embarrassing recall a year ago of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over exploding batteries, which cost it billions of dol... [Full Article...]

Adobe Officially Killing Flash by End of 2020

Adobe Officially Killing Flash by End of 2020 But Adobe has always been about reinvention and creativity. In reality, Flash was usually a nightmare. The plug-in was a pioneer in the early days of the Internet, allowing users to view rich content like videos, games and other media. The end of Flash has been a long time coming, and the reality is that most people aren't going to mind. That doesn't mean your Flash-dependent website will st... [Full Article...]


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