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Trump, Modi reaffirm Indian-US relations with a hug

President Trump's first-ever meeting with PM Modi breaks through the malaise and establishes the bonhomie between the leaders and sets the stage for the paradigm shift towards a greater India-US relation. It shows that India is "indispensable" for the USA from the strategic and security viewpoints, he said. The president on Monday did not specifically mention the drones or the cargo planes, but in a delegation meeting in the White House Cabinet Room Trump expressed appreciation for India ... Read More »

SpaceX rocket puts 10 satellites in orbit


Ten Iridium Communications satellites were launched on Sunday, forming part of the Iridium NEXT network meant to increase the range of aircraft tracking and surveillance for Iridium customers. The first re-entry was believed to have occurred on June 11, Desch said. Aireon's Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) aircraft tracking and surveillance service , and particularly Iridium Certus is poised to disrupt industry norms by enabling truly global L-band satellite broadband ... Read More »

EU fines Google a record 2.42 billion euros


If it does not abide by the ruling within 90 days , however, Google could face penalties of up to five percent of the daily turnover of Alphabet Inc ., its corporate parent, which could be backdated years. It is also investigating the company's ad placing service, AdSense. The fine on Google is the highest ever imposed in Europe for anti-competitive behavior, exceeding a 1.06 billion euros penalty on Silicon Valley chip maker Intel in 2009. Read More »

Eragon meets the Harry Potter trio to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary!


Rowling's magic universe on a Google Earth tour to the places that inspired Rowling and the producers of the Harry Potter films, and now often have become places of pilgrimage for Potter fans. Rowling's publisher, Bloomsbury, will release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, in honor of the anniversary. Read More »

Facebook hits 2 billion monthly users

This is the first time Facebook has changed its mission. Facebook's social network now has 2 billion monthly active users - about a quarter of the world's population and more than half of the people on the internet. Whenever someone spends at least 30 minutes a week in a group, Facebook classifies it as "meaningful". He added, "People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity - not just because they're religious, but because they're part of a community". Read More »

Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 from July 7


Samsung is reportedly all set to launch the Galaxy Stellar 2, the successor to the original Samsung Galaxy Stellar announced back in 2012. Besides, it is also being speculated that the device will offer under glass fingerprint sensor . Read More »

Supreme Court rules for lesbian pair in birth certificate case

The couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins , filed a discrimination lawsuit in Colorado state courts against the baker and they won. In 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals determined that making a cake for Craig and Mullins didn't mean Phillips condoned same-sex marriage. Read More »

CBO: Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026


The CBO's conclusions will exacerbate McConnell's hurdles in gaining unity among his fractured GOP conference. McConnell previously said he would not hold a vote on the Senate bill until it had a CBO score. The Senate bill would roll back much of Obama's health-care overhaul. The point is to make sure healthy people have insurance, which helps keep premium costs down. Read More »

SpaceX completes two rocket missions in 48 hours

The company, for a second time, reused a first-stage rocket booster. The satellites that launched Sunday will be part of a so-called constellation operated by Iridium Communications Inc. The company put a second set of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit . This was the second launch in SpaceX's campaign to put 75 Iridium NEXT spacecraft into a constellation that's created to provide global high-speed satellite data transmission as well as aircraft tracking and surveillance. Read More »

Amazon said to plan cuts to shed Whole Foods's pricey image

A representative for Whole Foods confirmed that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was at the meeting. The club retailer is the second biggest seller of natural and organic foods in the US behind Whole Foods. The latter in particular, which is the largest membership-only warehouse club in the US, could be hurt considerably by the Amazon-Whole Foods deal. Talk about bad timing - this BMO Capital Markets study touting Costco's lower online pricing versus Amazon was quickly overshadowed by the ... Read More »

Father of missing 5-year-old boy arrested


He told authorities he'd taken prescription pills , and the vehicle had been doused in gasoline. Mendoza added that evidence shows Andressian Sr. pre-planned this crime. Andressian told investigators he took his son to the Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara County the day after the boy's last sighting, but there have been no confirmed sightings of the boy there. Read More »

Alaska Airlines has 2 free spots on chartered flight for eclipse chasers


PT takeoff on eclipse day, will be open by invitation only to astronomy enthusiasts and other VIPs. The airline is also holding an online contest starting July 21 for the general public with a prize of two seats on the flight. Hotels and campsites along the path of totality have been virtually sold out for months , and Alaska reported that flights to eclipse destinations such as Redmond in central OR and Sun Valley in Idaho are filling up for August's big week as well. Read More »

Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup


The team finished second in Group A on seven points, behind Portugal on goal difference. The South American Copa America winners take on their European Euro 2016 counterparts at the Kazan Arena in the Confederations Cup semi-final, held in Russian Federation. Read More »

Apple buys German eye tracking glasses specialist


Apple has a tendency to purchase companies using shell companies so that the acquisition goes under the radar, but with this specific sale MacRumors spotted that the paperwork on the acquisition of SensoMotoric had been signed by Apple's vice president of corporate law, Gene Levoff. Read More »

Yellowstone grizzly bear to lose endangered protection


Yellowstone grizzly bears are being removed from special protection and management after their population has rebounded from 136 bears in 1975 to an estimated 700 today, according to the U.S. The Yellowstone bears' delisting follows another recent legislative decision that abolished other types of protections for bears in Alaska. "We went to a colony and they said 'See this cornfield?" The group argues the bear faces other threats that have not been factored into the decision, including a ... Read More »

Aston Martin to go electric in 2019

Aston Martin announced that 155 cars will be put into production set for 2019 and priced at $255,000, which is about $50,000 heavier than the current glorious V12 Rapide . Aston Martin will release details about the RapidE's electric powertrain at a later date. " RapidE represented a sustainable future in which Aston's Martin's values of seductive style and supreme performance don't merely co-exist alongside a new zero-emission powertrain, but are enhanced by it". Read More »

Mobile first in USA to operate LTE-U network


LTE-U will roll out in more locations later in 2017. T-Mobile is the first national wireless provider to make LTE-U available to customers. Their aim was to develop specifications for implementing LTE-U to coexist with Wi-Fi and other technologies. Read More »

VIVO retains IPL title sponsorship in mega deal


The news was shared via the official IPL Twitter handle. Vivo had replaced PepsiCo as the title sponsor of the high-profile tournament in 2015. While mobile phone makers Xiaomi and Intex had picked up the bid documents, these companies did not make a final bid for the title sponsorship rights. Read More »

Cyberattack on United Kingdom parliament exploited weak email passwords


Officials have said fewer than 90 accounts appear to have been affected, and blamed the compromised accounts on users who made poor password choices (see Why Are We *Still* So Stupid About Passwords? ). "Anybody that has any experience knows that [a brute force attack] is going to make a lot of noise". " The Guardian is already pointing fingers in the direction of Russian Federation, with a security source telling the newspaper that this latest attack "was a brute force attack" and ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Goes On Sale, Available In A Number Of Markets


The OnePlus 5 is now accessible to buy on Amazon .com and OnePlus Indian portals. The device is also available at the OnePlus Experience Store in Bengaluru and OnePlus Store online. If you have Kindle which is an Amazon app, Sign in to the Kindle app and get Rs.500* promotion credit for Kindle eBooks. This amount can be used to make other purchase using the virtual debit card. Read More »

Depp may face perjury charges in Australia over 'dog gate'


TMG filed a cross-complaint, accusing the actor of spending more than $US2 million ($A2.64 million) a month to maintain an "ultra-extravagant lifestyle" that he "simply can not afford". Barnaby Joyce led the charge against the celebrities, giving Depp "50 hours" to take the dogs back to California. Heard a year ago pleaded guilty in a Queensland court of falsifying quarantine documents and had to pay a $1000 fine for bringing Pistol and Boo Down Under. Read More »

The Great Barrier Reef Is Australia's National Treasure - Here's Proof


Two consecutive years of global coral bleaching are unprecedented, while increasingly frequent extreme weather events and water quality issues continue to affect reef health. That's about the same value as a dozen Sydney Opera Houses - except instead of housing artists and performers, the Great Barrier Reef shelters and sustains everything from algae, worms, and snails to fish, turtles, and sharks. Read More »

Twitter emojis of captains for Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup also has Stafanie Taylor lead West Indies women's team and is known for making the record of being the only women's player to reach ODI and T20I world No.1. AFTER two years of planning, all that was really missing from Derbyshire's point of view was an England win for the majority of the crowd to cheer. Read More »

JK Rowling marks 20 years since Harry Potter appeared


If they used the hashtag #HarryPotter20 , Twitter added an emoji of Potter's well-known glasses and lightning bolt scar . Rowling recently revealed there are two Harry Potters , reports ET Online . Facebook released an Easter egg that will bold and color the words " Harry Potter " and the Hogwarts houses-Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin-when you include them in a post. Read More »

Social media giants step up joint fight against extremist content


Facebook recently bolstered its anti-terrorism efforts, like staffing up its counter-terrorism teams. Twitter ( TWTR ) and the YouTube unit of Alphabet ( GOOGL ) on Monday announced a joint effort to counter terrorism , aiming to make it hard for terrorists and violent extremists to use their networks. Read More »

These Photos from Khloé Kardashian's Birthday Party Are Peak FOMO


It comes only a few months after Khloe organised the surprise party for her boyfriend to celebrate his 26th birthday. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have discussed getting married and having children. We could start at one and we could grow from there. "He wants to have kids now". She said: " Tristan and I definitely talk about starting a family". Read More »

E3 2017: Microsoft Isn't Making Money On The $500 Xbox One X

Sony's PS4 Pro also has 4K features and was released last November, but some features lag behind the new Xbox One X , both in memory speed and processing power. Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S, and all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible. Read More »

When does 'Marvel's Inhumans' season 1 premiere on ABC?


Inhumans kicks off its eight-episode run with a two-part premiere on Friday, September 29th at 8-10 pm. ABC seemingly will be faithful to the original comics as the poster indicates that the city is located on the blue side of the Moon, judging by the color scheme. Read More »

SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

If you can't watch those two streams of SpaceX's triumph's not to worry. " Rocket is extra toasty and hit the deck hard , used nearly all of the emergency crush core, but otherwise good", Musk posted following the landing. With the exception of three drone ship landing failures in January , March and June 2016, seven returning rockets have now landed successfully offshore, with the most recent before BulgariaSat-1 being March 30th for the SES-10 mission. Read More »

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

SpaceX has successfully landed multiple rockets on both land and water, as part of its effort to bring down the cost of space flight by re-using multimillion dollar components instead of jettisoning them in the ocean after launch. The launch Sunday was SpaceX's second delivery; it sent up the first 10 satellites in January. The privately-owned firm is aiming to fly around 20 missions before the end of the year, SpaceX representatives have said. Read More »

Tesla Plans to Create its own Music Streaming Service


Tesla is reportedly in talks with major music labels about creating its own streaming music service. The full extent of Tesla's ambitions with its own potential music streaming service are not clear, but reports suggest they may offer multiple tiers of service, starting with a web radio offering. Read More »

Germany beat ten-man Cameroon to win group


By winning their game and seeing Chile draw 1-1 with Australia in Moscow , Germany top Group B on 7 points and will now face Group A runners-up Mexico in the semifinal in Sochi on Thursday. Joshua Kimmich's right-wing cross bounced before it reached the RB Leipzig striker, but Werner dived to divert a header neatly beyond Cameroon goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa. Read More »

Germany Reach Semis as Referee Needs VAR Double-Take

Timo Werner headed in Germany's second in the 67th minute while Vincent Aboubakar scored a consolation goal for the Africans in the 79th minute. The Germans face Group A runners-up Mexico in Sochi next Thursday in their semi-final, while Chile will face Portugal on Wednesday in Kazan . Read More »

Serious Hyperthreading bug affects Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake architectures


A major flaw in the hyper-threading capabilities of Intel's Kaby Lake and Skylake central processing units (CPU) could destabilise the processors and lead to data loss and system crashes. Intel says "due to this erratum, the system may experience unpredictable system behavior", and that a BIOS fix could prevent the issue from occurring. Read More »