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Xbox One's dashboard is about to change in a major way

The Activity Feed along with Game Hubs, profiles, and Clubs have all been reorganized to present the user with more information at a glance. The Xbox One guide has been reorganized in an attempt to make everything accessible even faster to the user. [Full Article...]

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said earlier that the ASEAN ministers were divided over a US proposal to remove North Korea from the ASEAN Regional Forum, a 27-member grouping that includes the North, along with its most bitter adversaries — South Korea, the United States and Japan. [Full Article...]

What's Behind iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG)'s Movement

Using the ADX with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) may help determine the direction of the trend as well as the overall momentum. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R is similar to the Stochastic Oscillator except it is plotted upside-down. [Full Article...]

Get ready for partial lunar eclipse on Monday night

Get ready for partial lunar eclipse on Monday night A narrow swath from Texas to ME will see a total solar eclipse . Also, the U.S. and Canada can view the total solar eclipse on August 21, but cannot see the lunar eclipse . The shadow is composed of two cone-shaped parts, one nested inside the other. It can happen on the Earth's northern or southern penumbral edges. In contrast, the inner shadow or umbra is a region where Earth blocks all ... [Full Article...]

Comcast, FX team to offer direct-to-consumer video

Comcast, FX team to offer direct-to-consumer video The addition of another FX-branded home for its original series allows the network group to maintain a connection with its original content instead of simply ceding it to third-party SVOD services. Later on, FX+ will also offer select series in 4K format, including temporary downloads of current season episodes. Programming will be available via Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and webs... [Full Article...]

BLU Phones Reinstated on Amazon After Privacy Concerns

BLU Phones Reinstated on Amazon After Privacy Concerns The security firm also identified several budget devices by US-based smartphone maker BLU , which came pre-installed with the software. To recall, Blu had last week come under fire after a report by KrytoWire came to light - the same firm that spotted the user data transmissions a year ago - claiming that despite the remedial measures employed by the smartphone maker, the Blu Grand M firm... [Full Article...]

Apple launches official Instagram account, shares 'Shot on iPhone' photos and videos

Apple launches official Instagram account, shares 'Shot on iPhone' photos and videos In the description, Apple includes quotes by the photographers of the photos featured in each post. Chances are that there are people in every corner of the world now using an iPhone to shoot a unique photo or video. There are a few interesting things with the account. This isn't the first time that Apple has highlighted the iPhone's camera features in a campaign, Time notes. [Full Article...]

Bayley To Miss SummerSlam, New Contender To Be Decided Next Week

Well, that shoe finally dropped on Monday, and it was a shoe that had a separated shoulder in it. Tonight's episode of RAW will be live from Toronto, ON. Both would be an improvement to the now gone Bliss vs. Bayley III. It seems like she can't catch a break just as WWE looked as though they were going to give her another run at the top of the Raw Women's Division. [Full Article...]

Flipkart announces 'The Big Freedom Sale' with deals on Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K6 Power, Google Pixel XL

Additionally, Flipkart is offering a 10 percent additional discount on payment with HDFC Bank debit and credit cards. Among the top highlights will be the Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 sale, which will run for 72 hours. Moto G5 Plus at Rs 14,999: The company is giving a price cut on Moto G5 Plus lowering its price from Rs 16,999 to Rs 14,999. Flipkart is also offering a bumper discount on the purch... [Full Article...]

Mobile Woos Seniors with Two Lines of Unlimited for $60

Mobile Woos Seniors with Two Lines of Unlimited for $60 Legere's comments are a shot at competitor AT&T's Senior Nation plan , which comes with a $30 per month cost for customers over 65 but includes an old school offer of just 200 anytime minutes, 500 night and weekend minutes, and unlimited calling to other AT&T customers. [Full Article...]

RT Viral: Earth-sized vortex on Neptune takes scientists by storm (PHOTOS)

RT Viral: Earth-sized vortex on Neptune takes scientists by storm (PHOTOS) He set out to show that some bright objects can be studied just as well during twilight, when other astronomers are twiddling their thumbs, and quickly discovered a new feature on Neptune: A storm system almost the size of Earth. The area around the equator is quite calm for all planets, so seeing a huge bright cloud lying there was the most unexpected view astronomers could have. [Full Article...]

Tricksters can alter street signs to confuse self-driving cars

Tricksters can alter street signs to confuse self-driving cars A team of researchers at the University of Washington have flagged a major loophole associated with connected cars technology. For instance, they printed up stickers to trick the vision system an autonomous auto would use into reading a stop sign as a 45-mile-per-hour sign, the consequences of which would obviously be very bad in the real world. [Full Article...]

Here's how to protect your eyes during the upcoming solar eclipse

Since the last time any part of the Lower 48 saw a total solar eclipse was almost four decades ago, it would seem the odds of seeing another total solar eclipse in the near future is unlikely. During the eclipse, California expects to lose more than half of its solar generating capacity between 9 a.m. and noon on August 21. Another type of solar eclipse comes in 2023. [Full Article...]

Mysterious Sea Creatures in Australia Chew Up Teenager's Legs

Mysterious Sea Creatures in Australia Chew Up Teenager's Legs Sam Kanizay after the football game, went to "cool" exhausted legs on the beach, Dendy street in Brighton . He went to the water as his feet felt sore following the game. When he arrived home, still bleeding profusely from hundreds of little pinhole bites all over his legs, his father Jarrod Kanizay described the scene as "horror movie-ish". [Full Article...]

9-year-old applies to NASA

9-year-old applies to NASA In a letter the agency posted online, Jack acknowledged his youth, but said that will make it easier for him to learn how to think like an alien . NASA says it received an application for the position from fourth-grader Jack Davis, who touted his expertise in space-themed movies. [Full Article...]

BlackRock Municipal Income Trus (NYSE:BFK) Experiences Heavier than Average Trading Volume

Robinson Capital Management Llc holds 2.44% of its portfolio in Blackrock Municipal Income Trust for 324,932 shares. 12,085 shares of the company were exchanged. Berenberg Bank restated a hold rating on shares of BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust in a report on Monday, May 15th. August 14 investment analysts at JP Morgan kept the company rating at "Overweight" and raised the price target ... [Full Article...]

Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton dies at 55

Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton dies at 55 One of the greatest leaders in Philadelphia Phillies history has died. He was picked in the 25th round of the 1980 MLB draft, out of Arkansas City HS in Arkansas, and made his major league debut for the Philadelphia Phillies three years later. [Full Article...]

Google Back-to-School Sale Offers Big Discounts on Pixel, More

Google Back-to-School Sale Offers Big Discounts on Pixel, More Senior Google Pixel 2 XL will have nearly the same hardware, but the screen increased to 5.5 inches, and resolution has increased to Quad HD. Starting today, August 6, if you visit Google's Store in the United States, you can buy an unlocked Pixel smartphone for $125 off, or an unlocked Pixel XL for $200 off. [Full Article...]

GST Council: SUV & Luxury Car Cess Likely To Be Increased

GST Council: SUV & Luxury Car Cess Likely To Be Increased However, it may be some time before the additional cess on luxury cars and larger 1500cc engine cars may come into being. In its 20th meeting held on August 5, the GST Council has considered the issue of cess leviable and recommended that the Central government move legislative amendments required for increase the maximum ceiling of cess leviable on motor vehicles falling under headings 8702 a... [Full Article...]

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon reveals first new form

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon reveals first new form Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will both release on the 17th November for Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. That all changed today. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be sporting some special Pokemon forms of their own, with the first being revealed to be Lycanroc. [Full Article...]


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