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Google celebrates 106th birthday of Marshall McLuhan with new Doodle

Google celebrates 106th birthday of Marshall McLuhan with new Doodle In his 1962 book The Gutenberg Galaxy , he outlined what he saw as the four eras of human history, the Telegraph reports , which are rendered in the Doodle: the acoustic age, the literary age, the print age and the electronic age. He wrote about a "global village" which would give equal access to information through technology, removing global barriers to knowledge. Marshall McLuhan's promin... [Full Article...]

Apple's Clips App Receives Update Adding Disney/Pixar Content and More

Apple's Clips App Receives Update Adding Disney/Pixar Content and More There are free Disney and Pixar characters and titles, which can be dropped all over your clips . There are a couple of feature updates in the mix, but the biggest additions are content - including, most notably, a bunch of licensed characters from the Disney/Pixar universes, adding animated overlays and transitions starring familiar faces like Mickey and Woody. [Full Article...]

Jake Paul Makes LA Neighborhood 'Living Hell' for Neighbors

Jake Paul Makes LA Neighborhood 'Living Hell' for Neighbors Jake Paul , a 20-year-old social media influencer who rose to prominence via Vine before snagging a role on the Disney Channel show Bizaardvark , isn't exactly what you'd call a model tenant. "I want to be the Dr. Dre of social media", Paul told People previous year. "Honestly, it's awful, it's a bad situation and I feel bad for them for sure", he said. [Full Article...]

Teenager killed after Army allegedly fires at protestors in Kashmir's Budgam

Teenager killed after Army allegedly fires at protestors in Kashmir's Budgam Police on Friday accused the group of throwing rocks at soldiers, but residents said the army was shooting indiscriminately and only a few rocks were hurled - and none hit soldiers. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the psyche of majority of Kashmiris. Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947, but both claim the Himalayan territory in full. [Full Article...]

YouTube is battling extremism by redirecting terrorism-related search terms

YouTube is battling extremism by redirecting terrorism-related search terms When someone searches for extremist content on YouTube , the site will show them a playlist of videos that argue against extremism. "This early product integration of the Redirect Method on YouTube is our latest effort to provide more resources and more content that can help change minds of people at risk of being radicalized", YouTube wrote in its post. [Full Article...]

Spieth, Koepka and Kuchar share Open lead

Spieth, Koepka and Kuchar share Open lead That was just two shots off the all-time Open record at Royal Birkdale. Behind them, England's Paul Casey - who came third in St Andrews in 2010 - had five birdies and one bogey in a 66 to sit at four-under. 'I thought today's round was extremely important, as they all are, but given the forecast coming in, I thought you really needed to be in the red (under par ) today, ' the 23-year-old sai... [Full Article...]

Intel's new hardware puts AI computation on a USB stick

Intel's new hardware puts AI computation on a USB stick With a USB hub, you can plug several Intel Movidius Neural Compute Sticks into your laptop. Designed for product developers, researchers and makers, the Movidius Neural Compute Stick aims to reduce barriers to developing, tuning and deploying AI applications by delivering dedicated high-performance deep-neural network processing in a small form factor. [Full Article...]

Southern Railway strike action suspended for talks with transport secretary

Southern Railway strike action suspended for talks with transport secretary In a statement, Aslef described the talks as "proactive", adding: "Further talks are planned with both the company and then the minister". The union's national executive committee has asked for an update on the progress of these talks by August 1. [Full Article...]

Lotus Evora GT430 debuts as most powerful model ever

Lotus Evora GT430 debuts as most powerful model ever Let's start with what the Evora has been given more of, starting with the horsepower count. As a result of the GT430 package, this Evora can do 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 190mph. A breakdown of where the weight has been shed is as follows: standard titanium exhaust (-10 kg), carbon body panels (-4.7 kg), lightweight interior components (-2.5 kg), Öhlins and Eibach adjus... [Full Article...]

Forget The Crown Vic: Ford Launches F-150 Police Responder

Forget The Crown Vic: Ford Launches F-150 Police Responder Ford has been very successful with its pursuit-rated police vehicle lineup, from the Crown Victoria (RIP) to the Taurus-based Interceptor and Explorer-based Interceptor Utility . Moving onto the interior, police officers will find a column-mounted shifter and heavy-duty cloth front seats with anti-stabbing plates. A high-output 240-amp alternator is included to support on-board electrical devic... [Full Article...]

Thousands of these German branded cars have been recalled

Thousands of these German branded cars have been recalled As a preventive measure, and to avoid a similar fate as to what has befallen fellow German auto maker Volkswagen , Mercedes-Benz has issued a voluntary recall for more than three million diesel-engined vehicles in Europe. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €85.00 ($97.70) price objective on Daimler AG and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, March 27th. [Full Article...]

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Downgrades Rating On PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) To "Hold"

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Downgrades Rating On PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) To Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in shares of PayPal Holdings by 117.7% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 75,643,714 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $3,254,192,000 after buying an additional 2,549,683 shares during the last quarter. [Full Article...]

Modi congratulates Kovind on being elected 14th President

Modi congratulates Kovind on being elected 14th President Ram Nath Kovind , the NDA candidate, has been elected the 14th President of India . India has had a Dalit as president before in KR Narayanan, who held the country's highest office from 1997 to 2002. The next name of Rashtrapati Bhawan occupant, India's 14th President will be announced around 5 pm . Kovind has also represented India in the United Nations in NY and addressed United Nation... [Full Article...]

Volvo Cars plans technology-sharing venture with Geely

Volvo Cars plans technology-sharing venture with Geely Sweden's Volvo Car Group said on Thursday it would set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent to share existing and future technology with other brands in the Geely family. The goal of the joint venture will be to deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale so that both automakers can rapidly develop next-generation electrified vehicle technology. [Full Article...]

Sassa: Dlamini appoints Pearl Bhengu acting CEO of grants agency

Sassa: Dlamini appoints Pearl Bhengu acting CEO of grants agency The appointment of Bhengu follows the resignation of the agency's former acting CEO, Thokozani Magwaza, on Monday, who stepped down after he mutually agreed to terminate his employment contract with Minister Dlamini. Godi said he had spoken at length with Magwaza on Sunday about the threats and finalising the contract between Sassa and the SA Post Office (Sapo) to replace Cash Paymaster Services (... [Full Article...]

Alexa Will Be Available On All Android Phones Soon

Alexa Will Be Available On All Android Phones Soon The Huawei Mate 9 and HTC U11 are the only two phones to have native support for Alexa at the moment. Alexa's Android arrival comes via the dedicated Amazon Shopping app. In the meantime, you can check out the Alexa app if you want to check Amazon's voice assistant out. The app's Google Play Store listing indicates it was updated on July 19, though there's no official mention of Alexa inte... [Full Article...]

New details on Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer from The Last Jedi

New details on Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer from The Last Jedi Hard to keep silent when the whole world keeps asking you questions! John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. [Full Article...]

LG Q8 now official with 5.2-inch display and a secondary screen

LG Q8 now official with 5.2-inch display and a secondary screen Talking about its software front, the new LG Q8 runs company's proprietary UX 5.0 light custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Unfortunately, it's unclear when or if the LG Q8 will be sold outside of Italy, which is where the phone has been made official. The Q8's rear cameras include a standard 13-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization and a wide angle 8... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars

Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars In December, Musk said he would build a tunnel-boring machine because traffic was "driving me nuts". A snail can now travel 14 times faster than a tunnel boring machine and a preliminary goal will be for the Boring Company tunneling machine to catch up to the snail. [Full Article...]

Philippine gov't scraps informal peace talks with leftist rebels

The rebels also took hostage a government agent. The holding of the informal talks, which was announced recently by Silvestre Bello III, chair of the government peace panel talking with the communist rebels, was agreed by both parties earlier in a bid to resume the stalled fifth round of formal peace negotiations. [Full Article...]


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