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Trump seems confused about who is in charge of North Korea


McMaster on Sunday, just hours after North Korea conducted another failed ballistic missile test. Trump himself has highlighted China's cooperation with the United States on Twitter. Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamGraham: I'm "all in" for Trump Graham: US on a collision course with North Korea Five hurdles to avoiding a government shutdown MORE (R-S.C.) says he is "all in" for President Trump despite his contentious relationship with Trump during the election. Read More »

Large asteroid to pass close to Earth on Wednesday


A Slooh spokesman said: "The Rock's close approach on the 19th will not bring it on a collision course with the planet, as it passes at a safe distance, but its size, proximity, and speed are an alarming reminder of just how close these destructive chunks of space debris come to Earth on an nearly daily basis". Read More »

What Is Apple Really Planning to Do With Self-Driving Cars?


Apple registered six drivers that monitor these cars. "This is not necessarily automobiles as initially rumored, but software or possibly hardware associated with autonomous technology", Theodore said. Meanwhle, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and supplier Robert Bosch, the world's largest automotive supplier, are collaborating to develop "robo-taxis". Read More »

Type with your brain? Facebook's working on it


The development efforts include systems that will allow people to type using their thoughts - or hear through their skin. Brain-computer interface technology now involves implanting electrodes, but Facebook wants to use optical imaging to eliminate the need for invasive surgery, according to Dugan. Read More »

Facebook unveil new features at F8

That means getting more people to use the site more often, said Moorhead, via things like language translation tools for Facebook Pages and intelligent "bots" for Facebook Messenger . This year Facebook announced a bunch of updates to Messenger - including being able to find businesses or brands more easily via a new Discover tab. Read More »

Fireball In The Sky: Meteor Streaks Across North Carolina


People reported seeing the meteor for about 3 seconds to 45 seconds, but most people saw the fireball for 7.5 seconds, according to reports filed on the society's website. "Most reports come from first-time witnesses". Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth's atmosphere each day, the society says: "The vast majority of these, however, occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions, and a good many are masked by daylight". Read More »

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Shares His Vision For AR, VR

Zuckerberg envisions the marriage of augmented reality and Facebook's camera feature enabling people to make even mundane chores, like doing the dishes, look entertaining with digital effects. According to Buzzfeed, false headlines were shared more often than the 20 best-performing mainstream news stories during the last three months of the election process. Read More »

Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy Note 8

The original Note 7 was unveiled in August past year with the troublesome 3,500mAh battery and also carried the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The operating margin that measures the income against sales rose 6.5 percentage points on year to 19.8 percent in the first quarter. Lee has gone on trial in South Korea. Read More »

Cops: Man kills 3 on street, says he 'hates white people'

Muhammad, 39, is in custody and is expected to be charged with four counts of murder - for Tuesday's three victims and 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard, Carl Williams, another white man who Muhammad shot last week. Missing some content? Care to comment? She says she was shocked to hear that he was connected to Tuesday's shootings. In 2005, he was indicted on charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute, and possession of two rifles and a semi-automatic handgun. Read More »

People Shot And Killed In Fresno, California

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, has been arrested in the shootings, which killed three people. Police said the man, identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, also pointed his gun at two women and a toddler in a auto but did not shoot. Investigators said Muhammad opened fire at a PG&E work truck around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning near Fulton and Van Ness- killing an employee in the passenger seat. Read More »

WSU Physicists Create Fluid With 'Negative Mass


In case of negative mass, whatever you do to it, it will do the opposite which is kind of weird and unusual to even bring into consideration. Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos. Read More »

Trump praises China for helping on North Korea

North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC that missiles would continue to be tested on "a weekly, monthly and yearly basis". The Trump administration has repeated that all options are on the table, which includes the possibility of military action, or a pre-emptive strike, if its current strategy of maximum pressure and engagement toward North Korea, namely through China, falls through. Read More »

ZTE announces Axon 7s with Snapdragon 821


Nonetheless, the new ZTE Axon lineup do promise a lot in terms of specs and we would have definitely loved seeing them launch in a number of global market including India. The fingerprint sensor on this device can be found on the rear. If you notice the grill design in the image given above, you will notice that the company is not a keen fan of using the bezel-less form factor that has been the talk of smartphones for 2017 and that is a good decision in my opinion. Read More »

Trump signs 'Buy American, Hire American' order

The number of applications for H-1B visas fell to 199,000 this year from 236,000 in 2016, according US Citizenship and Immigration Services. On Tuesday in Wisconsin, President Trump signed an executive order that's being called " Buy American, Hire American ". Read More »

Samsung's Bixby To Support German Language In Q4 2017

Furthermore, Roger Kay of Endpoint Technologies Associates also highlighted the fact that Bixby may face a tough challenge from its competitors like Apple's Siri, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Assistant. Leo Burnett Sydney is behind the latest global work for Samsung promoting the release of its Samsung Galaxy S8 . For now, you will be able to make use of features such as Bixby Vision, Bixby Home, and Bixby Reminder. Read More »

Pence to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

The reports came after Trump said that the North Korean nuclear issue would be "taken care of", while at the same time calling on China to pressure its neighbor into giving up its nuclear program. Trump justified the launching of 59 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat airbase in Syria as a response to a chemical attack which he blamed on President Bashar al-Assad' s government, without providing any evidence. Read More »

Georgia House race to high-stakes runoff as Trump wades in


Ossoff would have needed more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. Yeah, and Ossoff, who doesn't even live in the district , couldn't get 51 percent after raising $8 million, nearly all of it from outside Georgia, with a highly fractured (11 candidates!) GOP slate. Read More »

Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte wins Time magazine poll

Abella added that with or without the recognition, the President will remain true to his promise to serve the country. It is composed of the chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education, the U.P. The president's son and current Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte responded to the #NoDegreeForDuterte backlash in a public statement. Duterte, who consistently leads the poll throughout the voting process, ended up with five percent of the total votes by the time it concluded on Sunday. Read More »

Super Earth 'is best place to look for signs of life'

Once it's completed, JWT will be the most powerful space-based telescope ever deployed-it'll be used to peer into the atmospheres of all of these planets and more. The planet is about 10 times closer to the star than the Earth is to the Sun, right in the middle of the LHS 1140's habitable zone. In astronomy and astrobiology, the habitable zone is the range of orbits around a star in which a planet can support liquid water. Read More »

'Facebook Spaces' Is a New VR Social Network

At the start of his keynote address to Facebook's annual developer conference in San Jose, CA, on Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg held up a copy of the 6,000-word letter he wrote in February - in which he laid out his vision for creating a better global community - and joked that he was about to read it. Read More »

Airlines are reviewing policies to compensate customers bumped from flights

The dragging has turned into a public-relations nightmare for the entire industry, not just United, and led to calls from politicians and consumer advocates to suspend or ban overbooking. The altercation which caused Dao's concussion started when the passengers were asked to voluntarily give up their seat and were offered up to $1,000 in remuneration due to overbooking. Read More »

Commercial cargo ship launched to space station

Following a 21-minute ascent, the S.S. John Glenn was successfully deployed into its intended orbit. Cygnus will remain at the space station until July, following which it will commence its destructive re-entry into Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and dispose 1,500kg of trash from the ISS. Read More »

Irina Shayk's post-baby body is insane


Fans were quick to comment on how awesome she looks, considering she gave birth less than a month ago . Wearing a tiny black bikini, her enviable figure just weeks after giving birth is making waves on the internet, with people astounded at the speed with which she has got beach body ready after childbirth. Read More »

Corning Lands $1B Deal With Verizon


Under the terms of the agreement, Verizon will buy up to 12.4 million miles of optical fibre from Corning each year from 2018 through 2020, with a minimum purchase commitment of $1.05 billion. Verizon also closed its $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications, giving the telco metro fiber rings in 45 of the top 50 US metro markets. Verizon promises that it will be able to offer gigabit wireless broadband services by bringing fiber cables closer to homes and businesses. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition comes with extra apps

There are some new additions to the GS8 Microsoft Edition. For one thing, the Galaxy S8 has a dedicated Bixby button on the side to invoke the AI tool quickly. Meanwhile, Samsung cut every corner in its attempt to replicate this feature on the Galaxy S8. The consultancy also estimated global shipments of Samsung S8 will reach 60 million in the first year. Read More »

Cannot be complacent about potential threat of North Korean missiles - UK minister

Pence spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Finance Minister Taro Aso, among others. But officials at Pentagon are believed to be unsure how North Korea would respond if United States the shoots down a test missile. White House officials say the meetings in Tokyo are meant to forge a framework for future discussions after the US withdrew from a Pacific Rim trade pact. Read More »

New affidavits reveal drugs were found all over Prince's Paisley Park home

They show authorities searched Paisley Park , cellphone records of Prince's associates, and Prince's email accounts to try to determine how he got the fentanyl, a synthetic opioid drug 50 times more powerful than heroin. The investigation showed that he died from an accidental overdose, and no-one has been charged over this death. "They would be indicting every pharmacist in Beverly Hills if this were strictly enforced", Garofalo said Monday. Read More »

Prince death: Opioid painkillers found at singer's home


Dr. Schulenberg has previously disclosed all information regarding his care and treatment of Prince to his former employer, law enforcement authorities and regulatory authorities in the course of his complete cooperation with the investigation of Prince's death. Read More »

Pence assures Japan: America is with you '100 percent'

The last vice president to visit the Reagan was Joe Biden in 2009, Navy officials said. Pence, his wife Karen and two daughters walked inside the main hall of colorful Senso-ji temple Tuesday as incense burned. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the USA considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. When asked about the path toward a Japan-U.S. Read More »

Microsoft exploring browser-like tabs for Windows 10 to simplify user experience


There's literally no serious competition for Chromebooks in that segment at the moment, and we're hoping that the Windows 10 Cloud devices from Microsoft - and then OEMs - will give Chromebooks a run for their money. It is specially designed for the education objective by targeting students. While we don't know a lot of the important details about Windows Cloud, some may wonder how Microsoft plans on differentiating the OS from its biggest competitor: Chrome OS/Chromebooks. Read More »

Look Up! Pink Moon To Light Up The Early-Tuesday Sky


The pink moon was most visible in United Kingdom skies between 6-7am on April 11. So where does the nickname come from? Naming the various moons throughout the year was a way for natives to keep track of time and seasons. The Farmers' Almanac, a North American periodical published since 1818, lists all the names of the different full moons , as they were known by these people. Read More »