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US President Donald Trump calls North Korea a 'menace'


US Vice-President Mike Pence, who has been visiting the region, warned the North not to test Washington and said the US "era of strategic patience" with Pyongyang was over. Mr Mattis credited China with trying to help get the North Korea situation "under control" with the goal of denuclearising the peninsula. A submarine missile is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea , to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, ... Read More »

Samsung says Galaxy S8 pre-orders beat S7

Samsung has been trying hard to regain its reputation in China which was damaged even further following the mishap surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 devices and their recall. The device packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot. The original report also reveals that the Galaxy S8 Active is codenamed "Cruiser", speculating how that name could imply it will carry a larger battery than the regular device as that ship classification denotes vessels designed for ... Read More »

Get in line, HTC Vive pre-orders open April 22


The Taiwanese OEM was, however, slow to roll out its VR headset to global markets and after much delay, it has launched the Vive in India today. The standalone virtual reality headset comes with hundreds of VR apps. The Everest VR experience uses a sequence of immersive first person locations to lets users feel what it is like to climb Mount Everest. This, according to the company is the first complete VR system to be available in India and the device will be going for pre-order from April ... Read More »

All options need to be explored to rein in North Korea


North Korea said in February that it had successfully tested a new type of medium- to long-range ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2, propelled by a solid-fuel engine. But he and other USA officials have yet to outline a strategy that differs markedly from that of previous administrations. The North has warned of a nuclear strike against the United States if provoked. Read More »

Call of Duty: WWII is now official, full reveal on the way


After a disappointing release of Infinite Warfare , Activision chose to not continue the series' jetpack usage or a futuristic setting in general. Back in February, Activision COO Thomas Tippl said Call of Duty would be heading "back to its roots." The site doesn't reveal anything more than the setting, with an image of an American GI who's clearly seen too much, and that Sledgehammer Games is the developer. Read More »

Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones

Now, both the phones will be rolled out in the US, South Korea, and some European countries starting this April 21. No official announcement about the price and availability of the phone is made yet. The number is from South Korea alone so we know the figure is even higher if we are to get information for other markets. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable. Read More »

The all new android nougat update in Moto G4 Play


Another member of the Moto G4 family is about to receive the Nougat update. Now, its users have the reason to rejoice as the Motorola smartphone is now confirmed to obtain the Android 7.0 Nougat OS in June. The last trick that Moto can always boast, as always, will be the software, since their smartphones carry pure Android and very interesting features, such as moving the phone to activate the flashlight. Read More »

This is how much the LG G6 will cost in India

The LG G6 features a fingerprint scanner on the back, right under the dual camera setup. The Galaxy S8 starts at Rs 57,900 and will be available for buying from May 5. On the front, the phone gets a 5MP camera with a wide angle lens. Yes, it does support wireless and fast charging technology, but getting through the whole day seems tough on just 3,300mAh. Read More »

Meteor shower to light up WA skies this weekend


The annual Lyrid meteor shower which returns every April will peak this weekend with a flawless light show over Vietnam. The American Meteor Society said the Lyrids will be most active during a waning crescent moon, which is better than a full moon as far as light pollution is concerned, but still could cause some interference. Read More »

Canada minister they're looking forward to Trump trade talks

Trump appeared to be taking issue with Canadian dairy producer's decision to lower the price of dairy ingredients to make Canadian products more affordable, which drew business away from producers in Wisconsin and NY state. Russian Federation is buying less milk from the Europe because of sanctions, and China is buying less milk, which affects everybody. Two weeks ago, several farmers in Wisconsin and Minnesota found out that their milk contracts with Grassland Dairy Products and Nasonville ... Read More »

The truth is out there: 'The X-Files is coming back


Nevertheless, all that is in the past now and Chris Carter's signature show is a go. The revived era of The X-Files will continue with a new season. David Madden, president of Fox broadcasting company, said: 'Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators - these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. Read More »

Ocean on Saturn moon may possess life-sustaining hydrothermal vents

Cassini has detected hydrogen molecules in vapor plumes emanating from cracks in the surface of Enceladus, a small ocean moon coated in a thick layer of ice, the United States space agency said. Mary Voytek , senior astrobiology scientist at NASA Headquarters said there might not be life on either moon, adding, if there is life, it might not be very active. Read More »

Facebook launches augmented reality camera platform for developers

Facebook's camera will soon be able to recognize objects like coffee mug and other objects. "We're building further out beyond augmented reality , and that includes work around direct brain interfaces that are going to eventually one day let you communicate using only your mind", Zuckerberg said. Read More »

Microsoft goes official on twice-yearly Windows 10 update policy


According to Microsoft TechNet , this option can be accessed on Windows 10 Creators Update. The company said it would hew to a "predictable" twice-per-year schedule for both platforms, though there's still a little wiggle room: Microsoft didn't specify exact dates within those months. Read More »

Divyanka Tripathi shares her opinion on Sonu Nigam's Azaan Tweet


A report in Hindustan Times stated that when Shivam Rai spoke in favour of Sonu Nigam he infuriated Mohammad Nagori and Faizan Khan who threatened him over the phone. For the uninitiated, the singer was caught in controversy, after he was woken up by the sound of Azaan and called it as "forced religiousness". It all started on Monday when Nigam lashed out at "forced religiousness" in India after being woken up by the Azaan from a mosque near his home. Read More »

Marching for science and planet's future


I go to Greenland and Antarctica and I see these changes happening. A campus-wide email sent April 13 by Provost Richard Locke and Vice President for Research David Savitz echoed these sentiments. I'll be at both events along with a team from Environment America. One such group is the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which will capitalise on the gathering to train scientists and science supporters to be more politically active. Read More »

IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability


These kind of rumors were only to be expected after this newest leak concerning Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 , and many fans can't wait to see what else these devices might bring that wasn't even mentioned in Kuo's leak. But we can assume the price will be around 50K INR considering the price of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7+. While the Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S8 Plus comes with a larger 3500 mAh battery. Read More »

Soyuz space capsule with American, Russian blasts off for International Space Station

The Soyuz flew at 1:13 p.m. local time/3:13 a.m. EDT (0713 GMT). The other notable aspect of Thursday's launch is the size of the crew-two rather than three. Jeffrey Williams now holds the record. They were welcomed by Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Russian Federation and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, as well as Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA, who on Monday will break the record for longest time spent in space by a US astronaut. Read More »

Paris police officer killed and two injured in suspected terrorist shooting

Based on current polling, Le Pen is expected to face Center-Right candidate Emmanuel Macron in a runoff in May. Helicopters buzzed above and armoured police toting machine guns ringfenced the area where an interior ministry spokesman, Pierre-Henry Brandet, told journalists one policeman had been shot dead and two colleagues injured before the assailant, who fled on foot, was shot and killed too. Read More »

Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units in South Korea affected by reddish tint

While it's hard to say how common this issue is, it's something to watch out for if you're planning on buying a Galaxy S8 this week. Philip Berne, head of the reviews program at Samsung U.S.A, has confirmed on Twitter that Samsung has indeed pulled the plug on the ability to remap the Bixby button on both Galaxy S8 and S8+. Read More »

Nearing 100 days with limited accomplishments, Trump calls it a 'ridiculous standard'


Meanwhile, earlier this week, Mr Trump seized on a poll by Rasmussen Reports - a poll whose methodology was questioned by others - which suggested his approval rating stood as high as 49 per cent. Also casting a shadow over Trump's first 100 days is a set of ongoing investigations into Russian election interference and potential ties between members of Trump's presidential campaign and Moscow. Read More »

House Oversight chair Jason Chaffetz just announced he isn't running for re-election

According to The Blaze, the Republican said he did not believe one should spend their entire career in politics, and after 1,500 nights away from his family over his time in office, it was time to step away. After announcing Thursday that he may not finish his term, Chaffetz told Politico that he is considering private sector jobs, including boards of directors and television contracts. Read More »

GTA Online Getting Tiny Racers On The 25th


GTA 5 has revealed a new DLC Update for GTA Online players with the introduction of a new top-down racing game mode. As you can see in the trailer above, it's a retro-inspired arcade stunt racer complete with powerups you can use to wreck your mates. Read More »

Antarctic Meltwater Isn't the Crisis We Thought It Was


The systems, described in two new studies published Wednesday in the journal Nature , vary from a collection of ponds to a roaring seasonal river that dumps meltwater into the ocean via a 400-foot-wide waterfall. This isn't great news for the stability of the ice shelf. As the ice melts, liquid water will create a path downhill through overlying snow. He said: "Despite extensive studies in Greenland and observations of individual meltwater drainage systems in Antarctica, we previously had ... Read More »

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski crashes White House press briefing

The team's visit comes on the same day former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in prison from apparent suicide. We'll answer these questions with this gallery, your guide to White House championship visits. This isn't the first time Gisele Bundchen's husband has declined an invitation to the White House . Several of Brady's team-mates had, in recent months, indicated that they would boycott the meeting with Trump for political reasons. Read More »

EPA to reconsider oil and gas industry emissions requirements


Pruitt visited "to discuss cleanup and hear directly from East Chicago residents affected by contamination in their community", the agency said in a press release. Some held signs that read "East Chicago Demands Clean Water". "We need them to commit to adjusting cleanup plan for the site". Instead of digging up two feet of contaminated soil for disposal, digging up eight feet. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Launched in India: Price, Specifications and Release date

Samsung's consolidated sales are expected to be around 50 trillion won (~$44.09 billion), with operating profits at 9.9 trillion won (~$8.73 billion). The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro will go up for sale on April 11 for Rs. 27,990. Lee has previously denied the charges, saying that while Samsung did give money to the foundations, he didn't know Choi controlled them nor did he expect anything in return. Read More »

US Republican vows 'all hands on deck' in Georgia congressional runoff


Republican Karen Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state who has allied herself with President Trump and is viewed as an establishment-friendly Republican. If Ossoff had won at least 50%, he would have secured the seat outright. Handel finished second as the top Republican candidate. The election has been closely watched throughout the country and is widely considered to be an early popularity test for President Donald Trump . Read More »

Gina Rodriguez to voice Carmen Sandiego for Netflix


Wolfhard tweeted and instagram'd the news, which we have shared below! In the new series, of which 20 episodes have been ordered for a 2019 premiere date, Carmen Sandiego is back and ready for a new crop of worldwide capers packed with thrilling adventure and intrigue, reported E! online. Read More »

EPA seeks to scuttle cleanup of coal power plant pollution


The Chicago office supports the Great Lakes region, an area also under assault in Trump's budget through other cuts. Bob Kaplan, the acting director of the Region 5 office, sent a memo to employees criticizing stories about the office closing as "pure speculation", according to a memo given to the Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets. Read More »

U.S. evaluating whether to continue lifting sanctions on Iran oil: Tillerson

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Iran may follow the path of nuke-mad North Korean despot Kim Jong-un if the region is left unchecked by world leaders. Obama and others argued it was narrowly tailored to take the most risky prospect - a nuclear-armed Iran - off the table. Iran was required to give up nearly all of its enriched uranium, which can be used to make a nuclear weapon, and is subject to ongoing inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Read More »