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Dark Arisen is coming to console this year — Dragon's Dogma

Dark Arisen is coming to console this year — Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen was a pretty big hit when it released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 years ago, but for those who may have missed out on its epic action, good news - it's coming to new platforms as well! This character could then be hired by other players, gaining experience and equipment as they travel with others. [Full Article...]

NOAA: Report Confirms 2016 was Warmest Year on Record

NOAA: Report Confirms 2016 was Warmest Year on Record The report is now in its fifth draft. The various agencies have until August 18 to prepare the final report in order to meet the timeline imposed by Congress. The report says it is "extremely likely" that human activity is the "dominant cause" of recent warming - adding there is "no convincing alternative explanation". [Full Article...]

PayPal buys Swift Financial

PayPal buys Swift Financial Since 2013, under its PayPal Working Capital unit, PayPal has made more than $3 billion of loans at up to $125,000 each to 115,000 small businesses. "This is an area where customers have been asking for more", Darrell Esch, vice president and commercial officer of global credit at PayPal , said in an interview. [Full Article...]

First Day Of Watauga County Schools Extended For Eclipse

This eclipse starts in OR and travels southeast down to the upper coast of Georgia. It's in the 92 percent coverage range. People in the Mother Lode should be able to see a partial solar eclipse with the moon covering part of the sun, sometime between 10 a.m. [Full Article...]

Rally in support of quarterback Kaepernick planned

Rally in support of quarterback Kaepernick planned Kaepernick has kept his promise from last season, after he pledged to donate $1 million to charity. Lee said on Twitter he didn't organize the protest, but that he supports Kaepernick and "his stance on the injustices in the United States of America". [Full Article...]

Starcraft II becomes a testing ground for new AI research

Starcraft II becomes a testing ground for new AI research Google's artificial intelligence (AI) lab DeepMind and game development studio Blizzard have announced the release of a set of tools aimed at accelerating AI research through real-time strategy game StarCraft II . It can not be overstated how much of a challenge it would be for anyone outside of Blizzard to program an A.I. specifically for this game, let alone an A.I. [Full Article...]

Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began

Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began The Trump administration has released a report confirming that 2016 was the hottest year since records began. Experts previously said 2016 had broken the record for the hottest year ever but the new report is significant since this is the first comprehensive climate report released under Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 can mute notifications by just looking at it

IPhone 8 can mute notifications by just looking at it A ton of iPhone 8 information has been leaked over the past few months, with the rumor that Apple will remove the long-standing Home button in place of a larger touchscreen display all but confirmed. Zhongsheng is refered to state the yields of the organization's new OLED show on the cell phone are low (60 percent achievement rate), something another report about Samsung's part in the OLE... [Full Article...]

Ford F-150: Taking Things Up A Few Notches

Ford F-150: Taking Things Up A Few Notches It was ealier reveal that the Ford F-150 will be c coming in with an upgrade engines including a gasoline engine output upgrade as well as an addition of the light-duty diesel engine. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost is rated at 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway/22 mpg combined in 4×2, which is 1 city mpg better than the previous generation. Fuel economy is E.P.A. [Full Article...]

The Overwatch League™ Welcomes London, second Los Angeles team. - Blizzard

The Overwatch League™ Welcomes London, second Los Angeles team. - Blizzard Last month, Blizzard announced the first seven cities to participate in the Overwatch League . "We applaud the creation of the Overwatch League , and couldn't be happier partnering with an organization that shares our values and vision of serving athletes, teams, and fans", said Etienne. [Full Article...]

Uber's director of operations is stepping down to focus on board position

Uber's director of operations is stepping down to focus on board position Graves is generally a well-liked figure at Uber. In a note to Uber employees provided to CNN Tech, the longtime Uber executive framed the move as helping to pave the way for Uber's next CEO. It was also Graves, the CEO at the time, who brought in the venture capital firm First Round Capital as Uber's first big investor. "My hope is that ensuring my transition is known and planned for well befo... [Full Article...]

Lenovo K8 Note launched in India for INR 12999, features dual camera

Lenovo K8 Note launched in India for INR 12999, features dual camera The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 441 pixels per inch. The device is powered by a Deca Core (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A72 + 1.85 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.4 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. [Full Article...]

Quantum communication breakthrough: China sends 'hack-proof' cipher from space

Quantum communication breakthrough: China sends 'hack-proof' cipher from space According to state media Xinhua , this quantum teleportation experiment involved beaming up the quantum states of photons from a ground station to the satellite and then sending the keys back from the satellite to ground stations . Pan Jianwei , an academician at state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences and the lead scientist of Quantum Experiments at Space Scale ( QUESS ) Experiment says qu... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com Beta Version and Wants Your Feedback

Microsoft Unveils Outlook.com Beta Version and Wants Your Feedback Some of the new features that are presented in the Outlook.com beta include its brand-new design, which is reportedly inspired by the Outlook Mail app that is now available in Windows 10. Small businesses may particularly like the new Outlook inbox now with a Quick Suggestions feature, which pops up information about local restaurants, flight details, and more as users type. [Full Article...]

Ancient Ape Skull Sheds Light On Common Ancestors Of Humans And Apes

Ancient Ape Skull Sheds Light On Common Ancestors Of Humans And Apes Determining that the last common ancestors of living apes and humans originated in Africa is important because it helps scientists better understand how ancient climate, ecology, geography and other factors were key to their evolution. So when we found this, I was over the moon. Alesi might have been buried and perished in one such ash fall, but we do not know for sure. The three-dimensional... [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about this weekend's meteor shower extravaganza

Everything you need to know about this weekend's meteor shower extravaganza The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually between July 17 and Aug 24 when the earth passes through a comet's path and the comet dust burns when entering the earth's atmosphere. They're very small, about the size of a grain of sand, according to Space.com . The moon will be three quarters full and high in the sky at peak time for the meteor shower Saturday night, meaning the number of meteor... [Full Article...]

Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt grace the trailer launch of Bhoomi

Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt grace the trailer launch of Bhoomi The poster will tug your heartstrings with a poignant Sanjay holding Aditi Rao Hydari in a protective hug. The Omung Kumar directorial leaves no stone unturned to play with the elements of thrill for this father-daughter tragedy story. Sanjay Dutt looks old yet fierce in the trailer. "This image in the poster is Bhoomi the film". Aditi posted a picture with Sanjay on her Instagram. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp Payments Could Be Coming Soon

WhatsApp Payments Could Be Coming Soon Popular messaging platform, WhatsApp recently submitted a new update to its app through the Google Play Beta Program: the version is 2.17.295. According to the blog, the WhatsApp Payments page reads " The immediate bank to bank transfer with UPI ". [Full Article...]

Virgin Australia to put inflight wi-fi on local, worldwide flights

Virgin Australia to put inflight wi-fi on local, worldwide flights Virgin Australia have today got one up on Qantas, announcing their Boeing 777 fleet will be upgraded to include in-flight WiFi making them the first Aussie airline to offer WiFi internationally. The airline's CEO John Borghetti said passengers on domestic flights will enjoy "a basic level of free Wi-Fi", adding that Virgin will be the first Australian airline to offer in-flight Wi-Fi on global fl... [Full Article...]

Hey neighbors! Nearest sun-like star hosts 4 Earth-sized planets

Hey neighbors! Nearest sun-like star hosts 4 Earth-sized planets The new research, led by astronomers using the HARPS spectrograph at the European Southern Observatory and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, offers more indirect evidence that at least four planets really do exist. The four planets claimed in the new paper would be among the smallest, and hence most "Earth-like", ever spotted around a star like the Sun. Although the two outer planets may have liqu... [Full Article...]


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