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Neil Armstrong's moon dust bag may fetch $4 mn at auction

Neil Armstrong's moon dust bag may fetch $4 mn at auction From there, the outer sample bag, containing traces of moon dust, took a long and torturous path before it was mistakenly put out to public auction and scooped up by a suburban Chicago lawyer for $995. Carlson fought the move and this year in February a judge decided she'd acquired the bag legally and could keep it. But NASA does have a policy in which it doesn't allow anyone to own any part... [Full Article...]

Galaxy S8 Samsung investigating smartphone's 'iris hack'

Galaxy S8 Samsung investigating smartphone's 'iris hack' The camera was switched to its "night mode" in order to capture the iris' patterns. When placed in front of the scanner, the S8 smartphone unlocked itself when it saw the false eye. All of them worked. We tested multiple prints on multiple kinds of paper. That accurate and reliable security was broken by CCC member "starbug", a biometrics security researcher who also broke the fingerprint bi... [Full Article...]

Leaked art confirms Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and everybody has lasers

Leaked art confirms Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and everybody has lasers It does its job, communicating in no uncertain terms that, yes, Mario and the Rabbids are at it again - this time together. The game is being dubbed a "crazy combat adventure" but in reality that means a turned based combat game with some exploration. [Full Article...]

James Anderson facing extended lay-off with torn groin

James Anderson facing extended lay-off with torn groin James Anderson is a doubt for the first Test of the summer against South Africa in July after the European Central Bank announced today that England's leading wicket-taker has torn his right groin. An initial scan revealed the tear, which happened on Friday while he was bowling for Lancashire in their County Championship game against Yorkshire. [Full Article...]

Minute silence at Europa League final after Manchester bomb

It is a pity we can not fly with the happiness that we always have before a big game", he said. Win or lose, I'm sure United will do us all proud, as have the people of Manchester during their darkest hour, and I'm sure an emotionally charged night in Stockholm will pull us all a little closer together. [Full Article...]

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader Israelis have experienced firsthand terror, President Trump said, adding that Islamic State threatens Jewish institutions. Trump, on his first trip overseas since taking office in January, is seeking progress toward what he has called the "ultimate deal" - a peace pact between Israelis and Palestinians. [Full Article...]

Trump asked two intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion

Trump asked two intel chiefs to deny Russia collusion Former FBI Director James Comey will convene with at least one top lawmaker this week and the memos he is said to have written about his meetings with the president could be shared with investigators in the House of Representatives. As the director of national intelligence, Coats leads the vast USA intelligence community, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Separately, Trump's ... [Full Article...]

Huawei Unveils a Stylish New Series of MateBook Devices

Huawei Unveils a Stylish New Series of MateBook Devices The MateBook X , a thin and light 13-inch (2,160×1,440 pixel resolution) laptop was the most impressive new Windows 10 PC that Huawei unveiled today. It comes with the typical year-over-year upgrades including the latest Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-Y and m3 processors . This is paired with either 4GB or 8G of RAM, and a choice of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage. [Full Article...]

Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace Rohani said ties with Washington were "a curvy road", saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" so "we could pass more accurate judgments". "And drive them out of this Earth", Trump added . While addressing the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority countries on Sunday afternoon in his first speech on a foreign soil, Trump, meanwhile, called on the Middle-eastern countries to c... [Full Article...]

Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver

Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver Take-Two's upcoming slate of releases includes the Stones Unturned DLC for Mafia III on May 30, the Sign of the Times DLC for Mafia III in summer 2017, National Basketball Association 2K18 on September 19, the newly announced WWE 2K18 (platforms TBA) in fall 2017, and the recently delayed Red Dead Redemption 2 in spring 2018. [Full Article...]

National Security Letters: Apple Reveals Declassified Government Gag Order

National Security Letters: Apple Reveals Declassified Government Gag Order Also revealed in the report was a decline in the total number of device-related requests for data from USA government agencies, from 4,822 in the first half of 2016 to 4,254 in the second. The company previously said in the first half of 2016 it received 2,564 account-based requests and 33,006 device-based requests from law enforcement. [Full Article...]

Pakistani doctor makes pitch to be WHO chief

The former health minister has been dogged by allegations that he covered up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia, and protesters have occasionally interrupted proceedings at the meeting in Geneva this week. Another former health minister, Sania Nishtar of Pakistan, is also on the list, as is WHO insider David Nabarro , a respected British doctor and diplomat who has spent two decades inside the Uni... [Full Article...]

Ford Seeks To Change Culture At Car Company

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford said Hackett is the right CEO to lead the company through the transformation the auto industry is now undergoing. Ford's stock is trading at $17.24 per share. He spent 28 years working at the Blue Oval and executive chairman Bill Ford called it 'a tremendous career.' Fields is retiring from the company with immediate effect. [Full Article...]

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts A president's budget has to be approved by Congress , so the final form is often quite different from what the chief executive proposes . Indeed, Trump's proposed cuts to Medicaid can be understood as attempts to preserve and prop up Medicare in its current form. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia has made 'encouraging' progress in empowering women, says Ivanka Trump

Trump's speech was " all about defense procurement ", Martin Jay, a Beirut-based journalist and a Middle East expert, told RT, adding that Trump basically told all the Muslim leaders who attended the summit that the USA would support them as long as they bought United States weapons. [Full Article...]

Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

A 10-year, $193-billion (172.3-billion-euro) reduction in funding for the food stamps program is bound to drive millions of people off the scheme, with cuts to Medicaid also a headache for many lawmakers. The fresh controversy over the proposal got started with a glitch on Monday afternoon when the Trump administration prematurely posted the budget proposal for HHS online, then tried to ta... [Full Article...]

Democrats seek say, but Trump controls Federal Bureau of Investigation pick

Democrats seek say, but Trump controls Federal Bureau of Investigation pick The White House disputed that account. Trump's behavior raises "the specter of possible intimidation and obstruction of justice", wrote Reps. The White House had no immediate comment. Even as many agents bemoan the firing of Comey and the way he was treated, "they're turning the page", Nathanson said. It was not clear when Comey would speak for himself. [Full Article...]

Tianjin Quanjian play down move for Diego Costa

Tianjin Quanjian play down move for Diego Costa Tianjin Quanjian insist they have not held any talks with Chelsea striker Diego Costa over a potential transfer for the past six months. The Chinese side have been persistently linked with a move for Costa since the January transfer window, with Antonio Conte even briefly dropping the player in the new year because of concerns his head had been turned. [Full Article...]

De Villiers returns for England series opener

South Africa go into the game on the back of a run of 12 ODI wins on the bounce, including 5-0 clean sweeps against both Australia and Sri Lanka which took them to the top of the rankings. Amla believes South Africa's blend of youth and experience can be a determining factor in the series. Morgan's captaincy has always been impressively resilient to outside influence and he warned that he was go... [Full Article...]

Cheaper Chinese Mobiles Catching Up With Apple, Samsung

Cheaper Chinese Mobiles Catching Up With Apple, Samsung The combined market of Chinese device manufacturers such as Oppo , Vivo and Huawei increased 7% year-on -year to reach 24% in the first quarter of 2017. Do you think Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and OPPO will continue to see significant growth? "Similar to Samsung, Apple is increasingly facing fierce competition from Chinese brands Oppo and Vivo, among others, and its performance in Chin... [Full Article...]


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