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Facebook Hires Apple Veteran to Run Oculus VR Hardware

Facebook Hires Apple Veteran to Run Oculus VR Hardware He's joining Oculus from robotics company Zoox Inc, and will work in close collaboration with Hans Hartmann, Oculus' COO who joined the company from Fitbit past year. Oculus now sells a few products, ranging from its flagship Rift headset and controller to the Gear VR attachment for the latest Samsung phones. Oculus has already developed a prototype, code named Santa Cruz. [Full Article...]

Mafia III Update 1.07 Today Preps for Tomorrow's Faster, Baby! DLC

Mafia III Update 1.07 Today Preps for Tomorrow's Faster, Baby! DLC DLC expands the open world of 1968 New Bordeaux for fans on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. This demo is 24GB in size and features the opening act - centering on a bank heist sequence - that sets the stage for the rest of the Mafia III story. [Full Article...]

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals This classification was based on the arrangement of the creatures' hip bones and in particular whether they displayed a lizard-like pattern ( Saurischia ) or a bird-like one ( Ornithischia ). "When we started our analysis, we puzzled as to why some ancient ornithischians appeared anatomically similar to theropods", Baron explained in a statement. [Full Article...]

What's the new plan have planned for abortion providers?

What's the new plan have planned for abortion providers? Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. Ryan has asserted that federally qualified community health centers will fill the gap in care, which, according to McDonald-Mosley and other public health experts, is "resoundingly ridiculous". [Full Article...]

Google improves Photos and Duo for lousy connections

Google improves Photos and Duo for lousy connections At its I/O developers conference in May, Google introduced a simple video calling app called Duo for Android and iOS . In conjunction with its Duo app , Google also unveiled it's smart messaging app Allo in May. The service is focused on situations in which the coverage or quality of the data connection is not good enough to upload the photos of highest quality on the cloud. [Full Article...]

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Very Big Chicken

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Very Big Chicken And then it just keeps spilling out and spilling out until it stands tall at - I don't know - two feet? It was tweeted out and has a lot of people debating whether or not the bird is real. "This breed was developed in America from very large fowls imported from China via the port of Shanghai", The Livestock Conservancy explained in a post online. [Full Article...]

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club So are the Earth's moon and more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system denied this status under the prevailing definition of " planet ". Most planetary scientists are also generally trained as geoscientists more than astrologists, so a geophysical definition might suit them better than the old classification. [Full Article...]

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter

NASA's Juno probe set for fifth close flyby of Jupiter NASA Juno spacecraft collected data during the flyby which has been beamed back to the Earth. NASA specialists claimed that Juno spaceship accomplished its fourth flyby around Jupiter, capturing the cloud tops. NASA Juno probe's close encounters with Jupiter take place only once in every 53 days as the spacecraft is in a highly elliptical orbit around the planet. [Full Article...]

Samsung to bring back refurbished Galaxy Note 7

That sure sounds like a boatload of extra hoops to jump through to sell used models of a phone that was recalled twice before given the axe. Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries. [Full Article...]

Disney board extends CEO Iger's contract by one year

Disney board extends CEO Iger's contract by one year During the same period past year, the company earned $1.63 earnings per share. 1974: Iger began his career at the American Broadcasting Company. Iger has been head of Disney since September 2005. Much of Mr. Iger's time is also now devoted to developing direct-to-consumer offerings that could help boost ESPN and other television networks that are losing momentum as young consumers defect fro... [Full Article...]

The endangered listing for the rusty patched bumblebee is finally given wings

The endangered listing for the rusty patched bumblebee is finally given wings Bees are responsible for pollinating most of the plants that require insect pollination to produce fruits, seeds and nuts. "But only a really few spots". Foes of the law see an opportunity to weaken it under President Donald Trump, who has said the nation's environmental rules are "out of control". [Full Article...]

Android 7.0 Nougat Update Available for Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung said in a statement it will determine in which markets it will sell the refurbished Note 7s after discussions with relevant regulatory authorities and carriers. Both phones are then expected to be released on either April 21st or April 28th. In a statement released two days before the company plans to unveil its latest smarrphone, the company said Monday it would consider refu... [Full Article...]

Trump to undo Obama's climate change agenda

Trump to undo Obama's climate change agenda Trump will sign the order at the EPA with the agency's Administrator Scott Pruitt, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday afternoon. States and environmental groups can use the courts to resist attempts by the president and congress to overturn its rule-making, and EPA staff have been prepping for a long fight against the Trump administration. [Full Article...]

Australian Researchers Launch Search for Tasmanian Tigers (Thylacines) in North Queensland

Australian Researchers Launch Search for Tasmanian Tigers (Thylacines) in North Queensland In 2005, local magazine The Bulletin offered a AU$1.25 million reward for the capture of a live and uninjured Tasmanian tiger. The other credible sighting was by former Park Ranger Patrick Shears, who says not only has he seen a Tasmanian tiger, but that Aboriginal people in the area see them frequently. [Full Article...]

New study finds martian volcano's last eruption

New study finds martian volcano's last eruption Scientists used extremely high-resolution imaging from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to study Arsia Mons to date when it stopped erupting. Apparently, the last trace of activity is believed to have been triggered 50 million years ago. [Full Article...]

Maharashtra doctors likely to be back at work today

Maharashtra doctors likely to be back at work today Amid revelations that at least 135 patients died in Mumbai in the past five days due to the five-day strike, the court ordered the doctors to resume normal duties by 8 am on Saturday in all government hospitals in the state. In a bid to end the strike, Fadnavis proposed setting up a panel to resolve security issues in state-run hospitals. "We need to see the assurances being implemented immedi... [Full Article...]

Trump approval ratings plummet after health care bill failure

LONDON: The dollar slid to a four-month low against a basket of currencies on Monday as investors weighed the prospects of a USA fiscal spending boost under President Donald Trump after his failure to push through a key healthcare reform bill. [Full Article...]

GOP retreat on healthcare rekindles fire in Democrats

When it became clear that Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan was unable to round up the 216 votes needed for passage, he approached Trump and the decision was taken to drop the legislation. But he added: "I think it's more or less a warning shot that we're willing to talk to anyone". ABC's senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega has more on that for us. [Full Article...]

India's Jadeja passing the Test on auto-mode

The Saha-Jadeja partnership added 96 runs for the seventh wicket, helping India over the deficit. Despite their valiant effort, the Australians are on the verge of a series defeat as India ended the third day's play at 19/0, needing another 87 runs to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a 2-1 series win. [Full Article...]

Blues' top line explodes for 10 points in win over Coyotes

Blues' top line explodes for 10 points in win over Coyotes Sometimes you're at the top of your game and they're not going in, everybody will tell you that. He had a chance for the hat trick on a three-on-one break in the cloing minutes of the game, but Steen was not able to get him the puck and Tarasenko ended up getting the goal. [Full Article...]


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