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Mechanics caused $4M in damage to plane in Air Force One fleet

Mechanics caused $4M in damage to plane in Air Force One fleet In the end, Boeing has fixed the problem at their own expense, which cost the company four million dollars. "Boeing fully understands the level of responsibility that comes from working on the president's aircraft", Boeing told CNN in a written statement. [Full Article...]

ITunes Coming to the Windows Store

Microsoft is bringing OneDrive Placeholders with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Some new features to the OS will include the ability to resume sessions on multiple gadgets, a cloud-based clipboard and an overhaul of the Task View area. [Full Article...]

Chrystia Freeland Praises Rex Tillerson's Work On Arctic Climate Change Declaration

It does much to recognize the impacts and threats posed by climate change as well as boost best practices for reducing black carbon emissions. Tillerson spoke Thursday in Fairbanks, Alaska, at a meeting of the Arctic Council, an advisory group made up of the eight Arctic nations and indigenous groups. [Full Article...]

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB started as "Project Florence" in 2010 to address developer the pain-points faced by large scale applications inside Microsoft . Microsoft also introduced Azure IoT Edge , a technology that extends the intelligence and benefits of cloud computing to edge devices. [Full Article...]

Wholesale prices jumped in April

The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.5 percent last month after slipping 0.1 percent in March. The report showed that the index for final energy demand rose 0.8 per cent in April following a 2.9 per cent drop in March. [Full Article...]

Australia banks could make customers pay for surprise tax

New Zealand banking expert Claire Matthews, of Massey University, said there would not be a direct impact on New Zealand customers as a result of the levy, because New Zealand banks are separate subsidiaries of their Australian parents. ANZ chief executive, Shayne Elliott said the bank tax was regrettable and agreed with Thorburn that it would impact bank shareholders and bank customers. [Full Article...]

Windows 10 Clipboard is a direct iPhone- or Android-to-Windows conduit

Windows 10 represents a comeback for Microsoft after the colossal flop of Windows 8, whose ill-conceived designed deepened a decline in PC sales and contributed to the departure of Nadella's predecessor, Steve Ballmer. iTunes won't be able to singlehandedly change the fortunes of the Windows Store but it could go some way to encouraging users to give it a try. At its Build developer conference... [Full Article...]

PC slump stymies growth of Microsoft's Windows 10

Bank on Build 2017 being used to tout Microsoft's efforts to bite off a piece of Amazon's booming Echo market. Some 5,500 developers have heeded the Redmond, Wash., company's call, helping Build sell out in a day. ZDNet noted the 500-million milestone is the first numbers-related announcement in more than seven months, and that Windows 10's growth pace has slowed significantly in the last coupl... [Full Article...]

Microsoft makes Visual Studio for Mac generally available

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 is an integrated development environment or IDE which allows MacOS users to create the web and mobile apps as well as games using Unity and cloud apps using.NET Core and Xamarin. The company in easier terms has now made it easier for developer to create apps for all three platforms with the same User Interface with minimal effort by using a shared code library. [Full Article...]

China's Silk Road forum latest effort to boost Xi's stature

But five or 10 years from now, will this month's event be remembered as a step in the next stage of globalising China's economy, or as a huge white elephant that left an enormous amount of wasted resources strewn along its path? The state-run China Development Bank announced in 2015 it had set aside $890 billion for more than 900 "One Belt, One Road" projects across 60 countries in gas, minera... [Full Article...]

Microsoft unveils radically redesigned interface across its entire product line

Addressing the developers community, Myerson said Microsoft was inspired to make Windows and Visual studio the best home for all developers, not only for applications on Windows, but app experiences that span across all platforms and all devices. [Full Article...]

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in Build 2017 event

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in Build 2017 event The most noticable changes with the fall update will likely come in the form of the new " Fluent Design " UI direction. For example, app icons or calendar appoints may appear to pop out from the screen depending on what you're doing. Microsoft's new controller will work without requiring the placement of motion sensors in a room to trace a user's movements. Acer will sell a bundle with the ... [Full Article...]

News from Day 1 of the Microsoft Build Developer Conference

This new, cloud-powered clipboard will also be directly integrated into Microsoft's suite of Office apps, which will make it easier for you to quickly grab content from your mobile device and place it into a document you're working on from your desktop. [Full Article...]

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 already on sale in China

Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 already on sale in China After the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco previous year, Samsung is now coming up with the refurbished Note 7, which the company has made a decision to call it - Note 7R. The device recently obtained the wireless charging certificate from Wireless Power Consortium too. The phone is expected to release with a 2300mAh battery which might not be removable. [Full Article...]

HTC U 11 to Feature '360 Real-Life Recording', Teaser Reveals

HTC U 11 to Feature '360 Real-Life Recording', Teaser Reveals There is no explanation as to how exactly it will work or what it actually means, but we are assuming it is some sort of 360-degree video recording feature. As for the leaked specifications, expect a 5.5-inch display with a quad-HD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 chipset and two storage variants of 64 GB and 128 GB. [Full Article...]

Microsoft aims to inject Windows into Android and iPhone

Last week at the education event in NYC, Microsoft confirmed that Spotify would be coming to the Windows Store via the Desktop Bridge and today we learned that Autodesk will bring their Stingray game engine and real-time rendering software as a UWP app to the Windows Store and it will support Windows Mixed Reality. [Full Article...]

Children injured after bus crashes near St. Louis

Children injured after bus crashes near St. Louis Louis County. There were at least 7-8 ambulances called to the scene at the time of the crash. All but one of the students had been discharged from St. The bus driver was rescued, and the children are off of the bus. The children are with their families at the hospital. He has no information about how many are injured, their injuries or their ages. [Full Article...]

Porsche has produced one million 911s

Porsche has produced one million 911s Do you like the look of the one-millionth Porsche 911? Over half of Porsche's 30,000 race wins can be accredited to the humble 911. "We have also been able to expand the model line very successfully through derivates". The good thing about it is that our colleagues still make them with the same devotion as the first vehicle. Mention the figure "one million" alongside the Porsche 911 and, in 2017... [Full Article...]

China champions globalisation with new Silk Road summit

A decision to sign the framework agreement on Chinese President Xi Jinping's flagship initiative investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects including railways, ports and power grids across Asia, Africa and Europe was taken by a Cabinet meeting on Monday after months of confusion and extended negotiations. [Full Article...]

Newly-found distant 'warm Neptune' has primitive atmosphere

Newly-found distant 'warm Neptune' has primitive atmosphere Using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, an global team of researchers found a strong water signature in the exoplanet's atmosphere, which itself is primitive in nature - it is made up nearly entirely of hydrogen and helium, the two lightest elements. [Full Article...]


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