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Next month's eclipse visible in WNY


Government aircraft will be dispatched to follow the eclipse and take infrared measurements to determine the solar corona's magnetism and thermal structure. We can observe the total eclipse if we are the roughly 70-mile-wide path away from the OR to the SC. The moon orbits the earth. Q: What will traffic be like on the day of the eclipse? IL is just one of 14 states that will witness the total solar eclipse . Read More »

Your Facebook Messenger Home Screen Will Display Ads Soon


The social media firm said a small percentage of people will begin to see ads in their Messenger Home tab towards the end of this month. The ads themselves are as intrusive as they possibly could be. The move brings opportunities to marketing pros, but many users are groaning over the upcoming feature. As one of the biggest services in the world, Messenger gives advertisers an enormous global billboard to pitch their products on. Read More »

Senate Health Care Reform Bill Just as "Mean" as the House Version


Republicans were critical of CBO estimates on the House version, and had been laying the groundwork to again criticize the budget office as they awaited the new score. As one of five Republican senators that announced opposition to the bill in its current form, Paul said he would consider voting for partial repeal of Obamacare, if there's a stalemate, but argued the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal". Read More »

Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

Games play better on Xbox One X . The world's most powerful console begins rolling out to all Xbox One markets starting on November 7 . "So, you're taking a loss?" In addition, the system is rumored to be powerful enough and capable of utilizing virtual reality technologies. Read More »

The Root Goes to the BET Awards and Tries to Look Cool

Mary J. Blige , French Montana , Chris Brown , Lil Wayne , Bruno Mars , DJ Khaled , Big Sean and others are set to perform during the ceremony. Online viewers can log in to the BET Awards Twitter page for a special backstage live stream at 8:30 pm ET along with updates of the night's big winners. Read More »

Military plane flips on its top at Dayton Air Show


Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office says There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground. 'Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20pm. Read More »

Severe storm warning issued for SW Crawford County


The second severe storm moved into the metro area from the west shortly after 7:00 p.m. The stronger storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail. -Baltimore region. A few of the storms we see could become strong to severe. Some isolated showers will stick around for the morning commute Monday along with areas of patchy haze and fog. Read More »

Public Protector must release Gupta reports

Absa paid for the SARB assistance to Bankorp and did not benefit therefrom". "We will continue to honour our constitutional mandate and the trust placed in us by the South African society". "Absa did not make a provision in its accounts for the repayment of the interest on the SARB loan to Bankorp because no such liability to repay interest existed", they said. Read More »

Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

App names are now limited to 30 characters - down from 50 - and these shortened titles can now be supplemented with a subtitle. Putting aside the fact that there are dozens of free alternatives (and Apple plans to add QR code scanning to its camera in iOS 11 ), a free trial doesn't sound so bad, right? According to a statement issued by Zhihu, after the update of the iOS3.5.3 version app, the tipping feature will be connected to Apple's in-app purchase mechanism, and Apple will take ... Read More »

Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing


Photos of the aircraft on the ground show a large hole in one of the engine inlets. Audio, purported to be of the pilot's emergency call to Sydney Air Traffic Control, has emerged on social media. The reports did not say how many passengers were on board. Oh, I was scared. 'I was scared. Yes, I was really scared. All passengers were unharmed in the impromptu landing, and the carrier is now investigating the incident. Read More »

Apple Introduces The HomePod Speaker and Home Assistant


It'll act as a wireless speaker, so you'll be able to blast whatever music you want from your phone to HomePod using Apple's AirPlay technology . Shipments of intelligent home speakers surged almost 600 per cent year-over-year to 4.2 million units in the fourth quarter, with Amazon taking about 88 per cent share and Google 10 percent, according to consultant Strategy Analytics. Read More »

Apple Refreshes the Entire MacBook Line Up, and I'm Pissed


Apple unveiled the iMac Pro on Monday, saying it's the most powerful Mac ever made. As is the norm for the iMac line, the displays really stand out. It also automatically blocks those annoying autoplay ads and prevents advertisements from tracking you across the web - features we've been hoping would be standard in browsers for a while now. Read More »

Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore


She made the statement on Wednesday during meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations", Haley stated. Haley made waves on Tuesday with an impassioned speech in Geneva, in which she threatened that the USA might withdraw from the Human Rights Council if reforms aren't made to "reestablish the Council's legitimacy". Read More »

OECD upgrades global economic outlook, export growth lifts Japan


The group also sees a potential red flag in housing markets because prices in some countries have risen to levels that have in the past preceded busts. The OECD's warnings come a week after the International Monetary Fund said a further tightening of macro-prudential and tax-based measures to mitigate speculative and investment activity should be considered. Read More »

Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

A witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians. Describing what appeared to be canisters strapped to the man's chest, he said: "The first sight at thought it wasn't anything real, it didn't look real to me but I'm not like the person who could honestly say if they were real or not because I have no experience". Read More »

Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time


Three billion years ago, in a third of a second , two black holes crashed into each other and merged into a single entity, converting two solar masses into energy that shook the fabric of spacetime, sending gravitational ripples across the universe that were detected on Earth last January, researchers announced Thursday. Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget


Mulvaney said the food stamps stamps and other programs aimed at helping the poor "spiked" during the last recession, but did not shrink afterward "as we expected them to". USA economic growth will average only about 1.9 per cent over the next 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . "The budget will not pass in its current state, but people will keep an eye on any sort of indication of corporate tax reform as well as infrastructure spending", said Nadia ... Read More »

Ringling Bros. owner: Final shows are 'a celebration'

The final performance will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook. Kenneth Feld called Sunday's final shows "a celebration". It added that ticket sales dropped further after Ringling stopped using elephants in its acts. In recent years, the circus has come under fire from animal rights activists for its treatment of animals. "Every single circus in America used Ringling Brothers as their compass", he said. Read More »

Google gets you info by pointing camera at it


The second big Google Photos feature is Shared Libraries, which sees users able to automatically share photos with specific people. He and other Googlers announced several new "AI first" products and features, including Google Lens, Smart Reply for Gmail and Google Assistant for iPhone. Read More »

Sunny, warm weather through the end of the week


It won't be almost as cool either as high temperatures reach back into the upper 60s. Showers Saturday morning, clearing in the afternoon, high of 67. A few storms can not be ruled out in southern parts of the state, but the threat for strong storms will stay south of us in Georgia and SC. Saturday night the cold front will be east of our coast and High pressure will build back into the area on Sunday for Mother's Day . Read More »

Nintendo Switch European game tour

Nintendo refused to give more details about the game, but we know that Super Mario Odyssey will be an adventure with a sandbox style, much like Super Mario Sunshine and the classic Super Mario 64 . "That supports four-player splitscreen, too, with players wielding either Joy-Cons or the Pro Controller". "It comes with a custom crafted Mario-themed world, with all the mushrooms, man-eating plants and oversized plumbing you'd expect - and a texture pack to match". Read More »

China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system

Moon's spokesman said the presidents agree on the "common goal" of denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, and that Moon understands China's concerns about the U.S. South Korea and the United States began deploying the THAAD system in March and it has since become operational. "Threats from North Korea's nuclear and missile development have entered a new stage", Japan's Mr Abe told Mr Moon in their telephone call, according to Japanese Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda. Read More »

Snapchat adds new creative tools as its rivalry with Instagram intensifies

While photos still vanish after 24-hours, it is now possible to view them for longer than the timeline (up to 10 seconds) that can be altered in the app's settings. Magic Eraser - You can now select and remove objects from your Snaps , blurring their surrounding in to cover the empty spot. Your selection will determine if your friends can view the video just once or on a continuous loop. Read More »

Syria fighting eases as Russian safe zones deal takes effect


A potential complication to implementing the plan is the crowded airspace over Syria. Most disconcerting to observers, though, is that all of the monitors are fighting as well as monitoring and certain aggression, such as air raids against ISIS forces, remains fair game during the Russian-inspired effort. Read More »

Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service: Recode


Apple now offers some services through Apple Pay, but the idea of a peer-to-peer system that works not only with commercial establishments but also between users expands on that concept. PayPal's Venmo followed with $17.6 billion in transactions. Apple Inc. wants a slice of a peer-to-peer money transfer market and is now working on a Venmolike money transfer service, according to a report published Thursday. Read More »

Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st


Today, Google has honoured the Cassini spacecraft with a Google Doodle as Cassini is going where no ship has gone before. The earliest time Cassini is scheduled to make radio contact with Earth is 12:05 a.m. "The spacecraft is now on a ballistic path, so that even if we were to forgo future small course adjustments using thrusters, we would still enter Saturn's atmosphere on September 15 no matter what.", said Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at JPL . Read More »

Call of Duty: WWII Reveal Trailer Released by Activision


There's a lot of info to chew over from the live stream earlier this evening, from the games epic looking Call of Duty World War 2 trailer , to the exciting news of a new Call of Duty Nazi Zombies campaign. Call of Duty: WWII will feature a zombies mode, but what that will entail hasn't been revealed. The Call of Duty: WW2 livestream, which you can check out right here, was full of details about the brand new shooter game, but multiplayer was only touched on a little bit. Read More »

How a plastic-munching caterpillar could help save the earth


The discovery is based on the wax worm , the larvae of the common insect Galleria mellonella , or greater wax moth , considered a scourge of beehives across Europe. "We should be very happy that we have plastic for millions of items, but we need to be careful about plastic waste, and what we are studying might help for minimising that", Bombelli said. Read More »

Samsung Issues Galaxy S8 And S8


Samsung is planning to embed fingerprint scanner under the display which allows the user to unlock the phone by scanning his finger anywhere on the screen. That's why we've teamed up with Samsung , the world's largest Android smartphone maker, in a partnership to make it even easier and faster for Samsung customers to get the right music no matter where they are or what they're doing. Read More »

Researchers use frog mucus to fight the flu


Researchers can simply give the frogs a small electric shock or rub a powder on the frogs to make them secrete their defense peptides , which can then be collected. Electron microscope images of the virus after exposure to urumin reveal a virus that has been completely dismantled. Putting the H in H1, this protein is a key part of how the flu virus grips and attacks healthy human cells. Read More »

Apple makes iWork, iMovie & GarageBand apps free to all Mac & iOS users


While we don't know if future updates of iWork and iLife apps will be compatible with all old devices, it's worthwhile to download the latest versions now. The Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for macOS users were priced at $19.99 each. This also applied previously to those who haven't purchased any new Mac or iOS device in years. Read More »

GoPro Seeking Testers For Its New Fusion VR Cam


In fact a year ago the company launched the GoPro Omni which is basically a rig that comes with multiple GoPros attached to it, but unfortunately it had a price of $5,000 which made it a bit expensive for many photographers. But before you get too excited, the Fusion is meant for commercial use like its other two systems, and you'll have to apply to participate in a pilot program which is expected to start up this summer. Read More »

Download Windows 10 Build 16179 ISO Images and UUP Files


Microsoft yesterday touted operating system-wide power savings in a recent preview of Windows 10, claiming that the technology will reduce notebook battery consumption by 11% on laptops equipped with the newest processors. Microsoft flagged its new policy early a year ago, telling the users that Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel's upcoming 7th Gen Intel Core (Kaby Lake) based CPUs. Read More »

AI, bots might dominate Facebook's 2017 F8 developer conference

Well everyone, now you can have your Facebook masks and make 'em, too. Or if you aren't one of Facebook's almost two billion monthly users, you can create an account or simply sign up with an email address to watch the stream. Facebook just built a virtual reality version of. (Sorry, F8 has nothing to do with " Fate of the Furious .") Zuckerberg will likely talk about artificial intelligence, chatbots and other gee-whiz topics. Read More »