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Leicester City agree to sign Hull City defender Harry Maguire


Shakespeare has now moved to rectify his lack of central defensive options by winning the race to land Maguire, and it is extremely likely that he will be well received by Leicester supporters. Given that Arsenal were reportedly willing to pay £16m for him last summer - ultimately going for German worldwide Shkodran Mustafi instead - it is likely that any deal for him this time around would have to start in a similar range, if not higher, given the season he has just had for both club and ... Read More »

IPad Pro Available at Huge Discounts on Best Buy

Prices for Apple's new 10.5 inch iPad start at $649 and there is also a new version of the 12.9 inch iPad Pro . The tablets also feature a much more powerful A10X Fusion chips with 30 percent faster CPU performance and 40 percent faster GPU performance compared to the A9X chip. Read More »

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates


On June 14 , as the Fed was meeting, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the Consumer Price Index excluding food and energy rose just 0.1 percent in May, the third surprisingly low reading in three months. "The committee still expects inflation to move up and stabilise at around 2 per cent in the next couple of years", said Ms Yellen. "Information received since the federal open market committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that ... Read More »

Children thrown to safety in London

Twelve people have died in a west London tower block fire and the number of deaths are expected to rise, police have said. Mr Clarke, who lives locally said: " I saw those cladding panels, the cladding on the outside and the insulation was just peeling off, like you'd peel a banana. Read More »

Google Simulator Makes It Easy To See Eclipses


Users can enter their ZIP code or the name of their town or city to see an animation of the sun's light being blocked out by the moon-including what time to watch. If you are lucky enough to be inside the path of totality, the simulator shows the eerily darkening sky that eclipse fanatics travel around the world to experience. Read More »

Death toll from London tower block fire rises to 12

Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Borough, Nick Paget-Brown, confirmed the tower had undergone a major refurbishment, including the addition of external cladding, and that the council had received safety complaints. "We always take all concerns seriously and these will form part of our forthcoming investigations", it said in a statement. As we've gone outside I'm looking up at the block and it was just going up. Read More »

14 die as fire engulfs London tower


The inferno has ripped through much of the 24-storey tower block, claiming the lives of at least a dozen people. Residents claimed the fire was spreading on the exterior of the tower, which had been covered in cladding in a major refurbishment completed previous year. Read More »

Here's everything that was announced at Ubisoft's E3 conference


Crossing the world of Mario with Ubisoft's Raving Rabbids is odd enough, but it's even weirder that Mario + Rabbids: Battle Kingdom seems to be an XCOM-like tactical game. During this year's #UbiE3, Creative Director Michel Ancel very emotionally announced the prequel, Beyond Good and Evil 2 . Sony's E3 2017 show is coming up and, as tradition dictates, some PC goodies will be hidden in among the console exclusives. Read More »

Wallenda to discuss hanging by teeth over Niagara Falls

The daredevil couple says they hope the millions from around the world who watch the stunt will be inspired by it and that it'll draw even more people to visit Niagara Falls. Nik said the helicopter will fly above the mist of the Falls, so it should be out of tricky wind currents. "I'm actually using all the muscles in my jaw to keep me up there", she said. Read More »

Minecraft to get 4K graphics and crossplay update this fall

But games already look better than ever! Following months of intense speculation , " Project Scorpio " was unveiled as the Xbox One X console at E3 yesterday. However, many may also argue that the selection of games are what truly matters on consoles, and with most Xbox titles also available on PC as well, Microsoft's latest console doesn't have much exclusivity to offer. Read More »

Manchester United sign Victor Lindelöf

A success rate of 89.9% was also higher than United centre-backs and with Mourinho demanding his defenders to play the ball out from the back, it's clear Lindelof has what is required to help transition between defence and attack. According to the Daily Mail , Lindelof will fly to England after Sweden's worldwide friendly fixture against Norway . Rojo, Jones , Bailly , Smalling and possibly even Blind can all be considered for that position. Read More »

Rights Group: FIFA Construction Workers Exploited in Moscow


At least 17 construction workers have died and many others have faced exploitation and labor abuses while building stadiums for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, according to a report by Human Rights Watch . And authorities insist they have all problems firmly in hand as they gear up for a test-run with the Confederations Cup tournament starting in second city Saint Petersburg on June 17. Read More »

Sony Announces 5 Brand New Games Heading to PSVR

This time around, the game's developer was able to show a new trailer for the highly anticipated hack-and-slash game. In its press release , Sony also reveals that more than 487.8 million PS4 games have now been sold through either physical copies at retail stores or digital downloads. Read More »

Golden State Warriors Win Second NBA Championship In Three Seasons

The Warriors came into Game 5, with a 3-1 lead and Durant scored an impressive 39 points en route to his maiden National Basketball Association title as well. Durant was named finals MVP after scoring over 30 points in each of the five games as he averaged 35.2 per game across the series. Chamberlain's 19.2 rebounds per game topped the league. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. appears to confirm key part of Comey's testimony

On Friday, the president was asked if he told Comey he hoped the FBI director would let the Flynn investigation go. Asked if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath, Trump replied: "100 percent". Trump said he never asked Flynn to "pledge allegiance" to him. Mr. Trump tweeted on Friday. One of the things Comey told the Senate committee was that he believes he was sacked last month in an effort to "relieve" pressure on Trump from the Justice Department ... Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. May Have Accidentally Confirmed Part of Comey's Testimony

Trump insists that Comey lied in some parts of the testimony he gave Thursday to the Senate intelligence committee. But the president accusing the former FBI director of a felony is sure to pique the interest of Special Counsel Robert Mueller , whose investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation is picking up momentum . Read More »

'Amazing' Nadal better than ever, says Wawrinka


Nadal dominated as beat third-seeded Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in just over two hours to become the first player to win 10 championships at the same major in the Open era. The most number of games dropped by the Spaniard en route to lifting the Coupe des Mousquetaires was 96 in 2011, while the most games Nadal has ever dropped on the way to winning any Grand Slam was 100 when he won his second Wimbledon title in 2010. Read More »

Apple Manufacturer Confirms iPhone 8's Wireless Charging Feature


Speaking to reporters, the CEO, Robert Hwang, said the next generation of iPhones will include "new features like waterproof and wireless charging". While no designs or specifics were shared, it's believed the wireless charging on the iPhone 8 will work similarly to how Apple charges the Apple Watch; with users connecting their devices to a magnetic pod that powers up the device. Read More »

House Speaker Schwartzkopf attacks Republicans over budget, GOP fires back in force

Senate Democrats have approved their own $37 billion budget with $3 billion in cuts and an income tax increase. The House adjourned May 31 without considering it. "The efforts here in this balanced budget filing is to pick up where the negotiation was broken off by the Democrats on May 23", Righter said. They say that's only going to happen, if those tax hikes are limited to four years and are tied to a four year property tax freeze. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey Developer Diary Highlights Amiibo Usage

But there is one other theory that may get the plumber off the hook: what if Mario is the hat and most games just feature the plumber because that is the hat's preferred vessel? The trailer for the Switch's edition of Rocket League showed a blue and red auto with a Mario hat on top, which is just an example of a potential customization item exclusive to Nintendo's newest portable console. Read More »

Instagram Launches New Post Format To Identify Sponsored Posts


For now at least, the social media platform is gently prodding those users, known as " influencers ", to keep in mind to slap on a "paid partnership" label, Recode .net reported Wednesday. The business blog post also said in the coming months, Instagram would be launching an "official policy and enforcement" to ensure that partnerships on the app are being represented in a fully transparent way. Read More »

Microsoft AI gets maximum score possible on Ms Pac-Man


Pac-Man was supposed to be our thing . Designed as a nearly-impossible-to-conquer follow-up to the regular Pac-Man, the game turned out to be a ideal target for testing complex machine learning algorithms. The team utilized a divide-and-conquer method that may have significant implications in how artificial intelligence systems can be taught to carry out complex tasks in place of humans. Read More »

Sprint's Latest Salvo in Wireless Price War: Free, Unlimited Service


Sprint says there's no requirement to change numbers, and that it'll let up to five lines switch over at once. Only some phones are eligible for the upgrade. After October 1, you can switch to a new phone and keep the discounted plan for the rest of the year. The deal isn't eligible to those switching from an MVNO like Cricket Wireless or MetroPCS. Read More »

Google Maps Local Guides Program Adds New Levels, Perks, Badges and More


It is worth mentioning here that Combining satellite, aerial and street level imagery Google Maps has over 20 petabytes of data, which is equal to approximately 21 million gigabytes, or around 20,500 terabytes. Anybody can sign up to be a part of Local Guides and start contributing. For example, users will get more points if they are first to add a place to the map or leave a review. Read More »

Uber loses another top executive Emil Michael

Attorney General Eric Holder , who was conducting a thorough internal investigation on the matter. Post a traumatic accident in his family, where Uber CEO Travis Kalanick lost his mother and his father was hospitalized, he has been mulling over the need for some time-off from work. Read More »

Fire engulfs London tower block, at least 12 dead, dozens injured

Many people living across the tower block's 24 storeys are as yet unaccounted for . "We were just standing screaming and they were screaming". Met Police commander Stuart Cundy said: "This is going to be a long and complex recovery operation and I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12". Read More »

Xbox One X Answers PlayStation 4 Pro, But So What?

The Xbox One X will incorporate a liquid-cooled vapor chamber utilized all the more frequently with servers and top of the line PC cards, as indicated by Choudhry. This was Sony's answer to 4K and the virtual gaming world. Underneath the generic Xbox shell, Microsoft says it produces six teraflops of graphical power thanks to a custom GPU engine that runs at 1172MHz. Read More »

UPS says employee shoots, injures 4 at San Francisco center


The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services said 911 calls began coming in around 9 a.m. of an active shooter at the massive facility. "They were screaming, 'Go! Go!" And the driver did. A New York City police spokesman said in a statement on Twitter that one person was shot in the leg and was in stable condition. Citing police, the Associated Press reports that a shooting was reported at a UPS warehouse but had no information about injuries of fatalities. Read More »

How Fed hike will affect US consumers and overseas economies


Fed officials marked down their projections for inflation this year, though they still see annual price gains reaching their 2% target by the end of 2018. Though it assesses the overall economy, the Fed's mandates are to maximize employment and stabilize prices. Job growth remains steady, wage growth is moving in the right direction (albeit sluggishly), and the economy has grown for eight years straight, even though it's been slow too. Read More »

Google Will Be Able to Backup Your Entire Computer


The Backup and Sync app is intended for the general public to use, so if you have a G Suite account, you're out of luck. At the moment, Google Drive only monitors and synchronizes the contents of the main Drive folder. The enterprise-focused Drive File Stream is still in testing and will be available later this year for all G Suite Basic, Business, Enterprise, Education, and Nonprofit domains. Read More »