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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Waymo's Files Never Touched Uber's Servers, Says the Company

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Now, Waymo is pleading to the court to bar Uber from using anything that might be a Waymo trade secret, a request that if granted, could probably smash the brakes on Uber's self-driving vehicle program and as well as, shift the balance of power within the autonomous vehicle industry. Read More »

BNP says defence deal with India will endanger Bangladesh's existence

India has offered two lines of credit - $4.5 billion for development assistance and $500 million for defence-related procurement - to Bangladesh. PM Narendra Modi said the Teesta pact is important for India-Bangladesh relationship and expressed hope that the West Bengal Chief Minister will eventually support it. Read More »

New Jupiter image captured by Hubble Space Telescope

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The best locations to view Jupiter, tonight, appear to be in the southern Prairies (Manitoba should go out tonight, and Saskatchewan early Saturday morning) and Ontario (with skies gradually clearing across the province as the night progresses). Read More »

Hyperloop One Picks 11 Proposed US Routes, Completes Test Track

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Hyperloop One will need to demonstrate that the technology is sufficiently safe. Much of the buzz around potential Hyperloop systems of late has centered on how they might first make tracks in countries outside the United States, but for its latest announcement, startup Hyperloop One is looking much closer to home. Read More »

Jeter, Jeb Bush May Be Bidding For The Marlins

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I wonder if that's the first time the pair have been mentioned in regards to the same story. A third group, backed by Goldman Sachs, is also potentially in the mix to make a bid on the franchise. Those involved in the bidding process have reportedly said the franchise's price tag could be anywhere from $800 million to $1.6 billion. He left the game sixth on the all-time hit list (3,465) and helped lead the Yankees to five World Series titles. Read More »

The first drop test for the Galaxy S8 confirms your fears

It's pretty safe to say that 2016 was not a good year for Samsung. We can also see that it will not be a phone for everyone, as it will be a 5.7 inch screen, a screen that is not made for all hands. The HTC 11 which is expected to launch early in 2017 is rumored to feature a metal body with dual textures. Water resistance is another feature you can expect. Read More »

Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

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The new feature is part of a broader plan by Facebook to clamp down false news stories, which gained outsizeattention in the months leading up to the 2016 USA presidential election. Check the author's sources to confirm that they are accurate. But Facebook's news feed boss Adam Mosseri described it as "somewhat concerning". Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story. Read More »

The Yahoo name will live on under Oath

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The Verizon/Yahoo deal could close as early as the end of April, with Oath's launch slated for the summer. Armstrong compared the new branding to a baseball cap: If the hat says "Yahoo!" But according to a post by Daniel Roberts on Yahoo Finance , the change only puts Yahoo and AOL under Oath . Read More »

No decision yet on staying in Paris climate accord

Tuesday, the president signed an executive order undoing former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan. Trump , who has called global warming a " hoax " invented by the Chinese, said during his campaign that he would kill Obama's climate plans and bring back coal jobs. Read More »

Russian Federation ties: Senate pledges thorough inquiry

Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes, says he went onto the grounds because he needed a secure location where he could access the reports, which are only distributed within the executive branch. He will continue to serve in the other roles even as he takes up the new duties, the White House said. At the meeting, O'Neil presented a letter in which he said the Justice Department had "advised" him that Yates' official communications on issues of interest to the House panel are "client confidences" ... Read More »

Astronaut Peggy Whitson closes in on spacewalk record

Whitson, 57, is considered the oldest and most experienced woman astronaut in history, the Associated Press reported . Whitson along with Kimbrough finish cable connections at the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 just recently attached to the Harmony module's space-facing port. Read More »

Leaked Images Show Various Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ Accessories

Coming on the heels of the ill-fated Note 7, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will undoubtedly be under great pressure to rebuild the brand's credibility and attract old and new consumers to their flagship smartphone line. Samsung had released a software update preventing the Galaxy Note 7 phones from charging or working as mobile devices. Samsung's 12MP rear camera is also confirmed with OIS, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection, and laser autofocus as well . Read More »

Dustin Johnson Becomes First Man To Win All Four WGCs

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Tiger Woods poses with all four World Golf Championship trophies on March 2, 2003 at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. "I'm probably going to learn a lot from this week". Rahm then drove through the green at the par-four 18th, ending up over the back, from where, perhaps distracted by a loud sudden banging noise just as he started his swing, he misjudged his 80-foot chip shot and could only par, allowing Johnson to escape with the win. Read More »

High Court boosts rights of learning-disabled students

The IDEA requires any public school receiving federal funding to ensure all children receive a "free appropriate public education" (FAPE), and schools satisfy this requirement by developing and implementing IEPs for students with disabilities. Read More »

Google Introduces New Shortcuts to Instantly Search for Information

The idea here is to give users a different way to explore Google, instead of requiring the entry of a voice or text search query. The shortcuts appear at the top of the Google app or mobile site just below the search box. Google threw in the "I'm Feeling Curious" search option as a shortcut, too, because why not? Android users can also make use of Google's close integration with their OS and tap "My Stuff". Read More »

NCAA projections: Final guess says K-State is in

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As we can clearly see, UO has their work cut out for them. A Rhode Island berth would be a first for head coach Dan Hurley, closing a hole in his otherwise impressive resume. The Cats are a different team now, and arguably have surpassed Gonzaga . Jay Wright said he was forced to pull Brunson from last year's championship game for strategic reasons. Read More »