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California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' After Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Legislation

California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' After Gov. Brown Signs Landmark Legislation Jerry Brown signed landmark "sanctuary state" legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities. The law goes into effect January 1, 2018. An estimated 10 million immigrants live in California, more than the entire population of states such as MI, and about 25% of them are though... [Full Article...]

GAME ON: Florida State officials confirm kickoff time for Miami game

GAME ON: Florida State officials confirm kickoff time for Miami game Miami football game will kick off as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. EDT." . FSU women's tennis continued All-American Qualifying on Wednesday. Original story: Severe storms in hurricane season have derailed several college football games already. [Full Article...]

Google To Launch Its Amazon Echo Show Counterpart

Google To Launch Its Amazon Echo Show Counterpart The cloth-covered smart speaker comes with a dedicated bass tweeter which delivers quality sound. The Amazon Echo calling feature was scrutinized for having no way to block incoming calls, but it was still a very useful feature given how popular the smart speakers are. [Full Article...]

Google Assistant Now Offers Male Voice Option Too

Google Assistant Now Offers Male Voice Option Too This step will allow you to do multi-step routines and also trigger the device with phrases like "good morning". The world is basically moving towards simplicity and ease. Both these products were announced only last week. If it doesn't recognize, you can ask Google Home to show you the stream on your television. By subscribing to the Nest Aware subscription, you will also be able to take advantag... [Full Article...]

Trump Calls on Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate 'Fake News Networks'

Trump Calls on Senate Intelligence Committee to Investigate 'Fake News Networks' President Donald Trump is criticizing the Senate intelligence committee over its investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and associates of the Trump campaign. "Congress and the Special Counsel are best placed to put these pieces together because they have much broader investigative power to obtain information from other sources". [Full Article...]

Caltech professors awarded Nobel Prize for physics

Caltech professors awarded Nobel Prize for physics Actually, searching for gravitational waves is like searching for an atom in a haystack. The prize, established by the Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, in 1895, is worth 9 million kronor (€938,949, $1.1 million). Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of the waves more than a century ago. "It's heartening to see this", says Dr. Ajith. Many fast-spinning neutron stars, known... [Full Article...]

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Falls into an Ultra Wormhole

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Falls into an Ultra Wormhole Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon are still about six weeks out, but Nintendo is keeping the hype train rolling by releasing a new trailer today. The developers have been pretty tight-lipped on story details, but we're hoping that Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will give us more insight on the origins of these Ultra Beasts and their objective in Alola. [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces Edge browser for Android and iPhone

Now, Microsoft has announced that it will bring yet another service to iOS and Android: its Edge browser. The good news is that anyone can be a member of the Windows Insiders program and you can sign up at Microsoft's website . However, the next day, ... On Windows 10, the Edge browser is based on EdgeHTML rendering engine. Or in other words, the mobile Edge apps are mostly a skin overlaid on... [Full Article...]

Amazon Testing Seller Flex Delivery Service

Amazon Testing Seller Flex Delivery Service For years now, speculation about Amazon's delivery ambitions have swirled, with some analysts predicting that, beyond solving its own internal logistics problems, it could be an Amazon business unto itself. Seller Flex would also give Seattle-based Amazon more visibility into the warehousing and delivery operations of its merchant partners, potentially helping it make full use of their product inv... [Full Article...]

A glimpse inside the Las Vegas shooter's hotel room

A glimpse inside the Las Vegas shooter's hotel room I'm paying for your drink, just like I'm paying for you, '" Mendoza recalled". Lombardo said police had found had 1600 rounds of ammunition and several containers of an explosive commonly used in target shooting that totalled 22kg in his vehicle. [Full Article...]

In the Moment: Instagram and Facebook to sync stories

In the Moment: Instagram and Facebook to sync stories Facebook has confirmed that Instagram users can show share their Stories directly on Facebook easily. "You now have the option to share your Instagram Stories to your Facebook Stories". After putting up a poll, you can see how many votes any option received, and who voted for what. This also removes the possibility of reduced image quality when Instagram Stories are saved and shared on Facebook. [Full Article...]

Michigan Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Michigan Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station Two NASA astronauts will begin their first spacewalk, of the scheduled three, to fix the International Space Station (ISS) on October 5. Bresnik last visited the station aboard space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-129 mission. Bresnik will take the lead in all three of these expeditions. A total of three such spacewalks have been scheduled for the month of October, of which the first will commenc... [Full Article...]

Could Rick and Morty be planning a secret extra episode this Christmas?

Could Rick and Morty be planning a secret extra episode this Christmas? And because we focused so much on that decision alone and the joke that things will return to how they were in season 1, many of us missed the important growth that went on with the entire Smith family and maybe even Rick himself. Whether it is deliberate or not, is something that remains unclear at this moment. It will only be available on Saturday, Oct. 7 at select restaurants nationwide on a ... [Full Article...]

Mozilla drops support of Firefox on Windows XP and Vista

Mozilla drops support of Firefox on Windows XP and Vista Windows XP and Vista users that are still using Firefox looks like it might be time for you to make the transition over to the newer generation of the Windows operating system. We do have to wonder at the users still hanging on to XP and Vista, however. Mainstream Support for Vista ended on April 10, 2012 and Extended Support was pulled on April 11, 2017. [Full Article...]

Google launches New Phones, Speakers in Hardware Push

Google launches New Phones, Speakers in Hardware Push The Pixel Buds can translate between languages in real time using Google Translate on Pixel . Pixel 2 comes in just black, clearly white and kind of blue colours while Pixel 2 XL has just black and black and white variants. Science fiction has become reality after Google announced a new next-gen set of earphones that offer a real-time translation service. You can get the machine with ... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi ships record 10 million smartphones in September

Xiaomi ships record 10 million smartphones in September Xiaomi is also one of the early manufacturers of bezel-less devices. We have no information regarding the pricing of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in India. According to multiple reports, one of the main reasons behind this record is Indian market which accounts 10 percent of the devices that were shipped in the country. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Launched: Features, Specifications, Price & Launch Date

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Launched: Features, Specifications, Price & Launch Date Obviously, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will ship out with the latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo and will be first in line to receive any new updates immediately after Google pushes them out. This new squeeze function can also be set up to perform other tasks. The devices will be water resistant, but lose the headphone jack, much like the new versions of the iPhone . [Full Article...]

Feral Cats Are Killing Millions Of Native Aussie Birds Each Year

Feral Cats Are Killing Millions Of Native Aussie Birds Each Year Woinarski observed that while other studies had taken a look at the impact cats had on the country's mammals, this is the first nationwide assessment focusing on birds. The death total included members 338 native bird species, 71 of which are threatened. The study also found that the highest rates of cat predation on birds is on Australia's islands and in remote arid Australia, where the number ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX plans to send 100 passengers to Mars by 2024

SpaceX plans to send 100 passengers to Mars by 2024 According to the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, the BFR's relaunchability means it could be used to ferry passengers from one continent to another at extremely high speeds... "That's really fundamental. We believe that we can do this with the revenue that we receive for launching satellites and for servicing the station". SpaceX's ambitious plans will require a lot of support and investment. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are now official!

Google has officially unveiled the Pixel Buds , a new set of wireless headphones that are meant to compete with Apple's AirPods . Pixel users can activate Google Assistant by squeezing the phone's sides. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be the first phones with eSIM support as far as I'm aware. There is no micro SD card slot provided so you'll have to do with the internal storage . [Full Article...]


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