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Putin confirms U.S. diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut

Putin confirms U.S. diplomatic missions in Russian Federation will be cut The Senate on Friday decisively approved a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia , Iran and North Korea . The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded Friday that the United States cut its diplomatic staff in Russia and said it would seize two US diplomatic properties in a sharp response to a new sanctions bill the US Congress passed a day earlier. [Full Article...]

Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill

While Moscow announced the decision to reduce the number of USA diplomats in Russian Federation to 455 by September 1, it is not clear exactly how many people will have to leave to meet the new requirements. Russians could strike out at the United States in any number of ways, continuing to target the USA diplomatic presence in Russia and U.S. properties there, and escalating its harassment of... [Full Article...]

Plane Crash in Danbury Injuries 3 Passengers, 1 Critical

Plane Crash in Danbury Injuries 3 Passengers, 1 Critical All three people were taken to Danbury Hospital. The Cessna 172S crashed after taking off from Danbury Municipal Airport at 10:25 a.m, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. All taken to Danbury Hospital. Danbury Fire Department and paramedics are also at the crash scene. The FAA and the NTSB is investigating to determine the cause of the crash. [Full Article...]

Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano

Apple is discontinuing the iPod Shuffle and Nano The iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle were first introduced in 2005, and they have since received little to no updates until their discontinuation. Apple also revealed that it was " simplifying " its iPod Touch range to just two models, which now come with either 32GB or 128GB of storage. [Full Article...]

Ultra Street Fighter 2 Sells 450K Units, Capcom Says "Smash Hit"

Ultra Street Fighter 2 Sells 450K Units, Capcom Says Baffling isn't it? Here is the quote in question. Shortly before the release of Ultra Street Fighter II , the Japanese publisher revealed that future support for the new Nintendo console would depend on the game's performance on the market, and it seems like there won't be issues in this regard, judging from what has been revealed today. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi secures $1bn loan to fund stores and overseas expansion

Xiaomi secures $1bn loan to fund stores and overseas expansion With $1 billion more in the bank, founder and CEO Lei Jun added that globalization and pursuing more offline retail channels (i.e. brick-and-mortar stores) are among the company's top priorities for development. In 2014, Xiaomi forayed into Indian market, selling smartphones online exclusively through Flipkart. Xiaomi received nearly 3,000 patent licenses in 2016 alone and recently revealed its ... [Full Article...]

Temperatures to remain around normal today

Temperatures to remain around normal today It will be on the windy side, with winds picking up out of the north at 10-20 miles per hour. Saturday night will be mostly cloudy with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the evening. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. DAY: Partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Rain chance around 50%. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 8 Pre-order Dates Confirmed on Samsung Australia Website

Galaxy Note 8 Pre-order Dates Confirmed on Samsung Australia Website According to the data compiled by Strategy Analytics, phablets with screen sizes larger than 6 inches are set to take up 4.3 percent of the global smartphone market for 2017, rising sharply from 2.3 percent posted past year. On the contrary, Galaxy Note 8 portrays an edge-to-edge display with tiny bezels seen at the top and bottom portion of its front panel. The Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to hous... [Full Article...]

Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read

Have astronomers found the first exomoon beyond our solar system? - Read Researchers have announced the possible discovery of the first-ever exomoon - that is, the first moon spotted outside of our own solar system. To spot an alien moon is spectacularly hard. It is a daunting task to detect a moon orbiting a planet using this same technique. A current theory of planetary formation suggests such an object is unlikely to have formed in place with its Jupiter-mass ... [Full Article...]

Disappointing Pokemon Go Fest Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Unplayable' Game

Disappointing Pokemon Go Fest Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over 'Unplayable' Game Reports suggest that a certain Jonathan Norton - a California resident flew all the way to the event, though got disappointed about how Niantic handled with the affair. But that's not going to cut it for some who spent hundreds on a flight to Chicago. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pokémon GO , the developer behind the title, Niantic , chose to host events around the world that w... [Full Article...]

Facebook boosts business appeal of Messenger with new NLP capabilities

Facebook boosts business appeal of Messenger with new NLP capabilities Alongside in-built natural language processing , the overhauled Messenger Platform contains software development kits for developers to easily integrate payment services into Messenger and make it easier for to switch customer conversations from automated chatbots to human customer services. [Full Article...]

Meet Bollinger Motors' B1: the first EV off-road truck

Meet Bollinger Motors' B1: the first EV off-road truck With a minimalist interior, the B1's exterior is far more interesting, as it allows owners to remove the cab and the doors as they please, making it ideal as an off-road vehicle, or even a work vehicle. Overall dimensions measure 150 inches long, 76.5 inches wide, and 73.5 inches tall. Bringing things to a stop are 11.75-inch vented, regenerative, four-wheel anti-lock brakes. [Full Article...]

Paolo Nespoli nello spazio: ai blocchi di partenza per la missione VITA

Paolo Nespoli nello spazio: ai blocchi di partenza per la missione VITA Dopo Esperia (2007), nel corso della quale ha trascorso all'incirca una settimana in orbita, e MagISStra (2010) che lo ha tenuto in orbita per sei mesi, è dunque ora il turno di " Vita ". La stessa che gli ha dato la costanza di attendere quasi dieci anni il suo primo volo. Ci sono infatti esperimenti per approfondire l'effetto dell'assenza di peso sugli astronauti , altri che serviranno pe... [Full Article...]

DNA Analysis Has Solved The Mystery of Whether Canaanite Descendants Live On

DNA Analysis Has Solved The Mystery of Whether Canaanite Descendants Live On Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament , but the Bible may be mistaken. 17 Completely destroy them-the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites , Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites-as the Lord your God has commanded you. [Full Article...]

Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead

Jan-Matti Latvala retires from Rally Finland lead Hayden Paddon in action on the second day of the Rally of Finland. "We were going through a blind left, into a right, when all of a sudden I caught sight of a big football-sized rock in the road". "Unfortunately we ran just a little bit wide on a fast left hander and hit a rock that was in a ditch". We could not avoid it and it broke the suspension arm. [Full Article...]

Indianapolis man accused of killing officer trying to help auto crash

Indianapolis man accused of killing officer trying to help auto crash Those close to Brown say that's not who he is. Police arrested a 28-year-old man accused of gunning down an officer who was trying to help him and someone else Thursday after their auto overturned and came to rest in a front yard along a busy street in an Indianapolis suburb. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions

Russian Federation boots USA diplomats in retaliation for new sanctions This could particularly be a concern if the sanctions, as expected, go after European companies that are investing in Russia's energy sector. Nevertheless he did not specify what Russia's response could be, saying simply: "When the response will be and what it will be - that we will see", implying this depended on what action the USA finally takes. [Full Article...]

Samsung's rugged Galaxy S8 Active full specks leaked

Samsung's rugged Galaxy S8 Active full specks leaked As we discussed earlier that Samsung Galaxy S8 Active would come with a flat screen and rounded edges, a detailed specification leak also suggests the same. The 12.3 MP camera is easily one of the most fine-tuned, not to mention the seemingly endless storage to put those pics in with Google drive. The Active Key button that we have seen with the previous Active variants is missing on this ... [Full Article...]

Facebook's Profit and Revenue Surge, Despite Company Predictions of a Slowdown

Facebook reported GAAP earnings per share of $1.32 on revenue of $9.32 billion , up 45 percent year-over-year. Facebook surpassed quarterly profit and revenue estimates as the social media giant found more ways to attract advertisers to its mobile app including its centerpiece product, the Facebook News Feed, sending its shares to an all-time high. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp counts 1 Billion Daily Active Users

WhatsApp counts 1 Billion Daily Active Users Facebook shareholders are smiling wide this morning, as the preeminent social media company on the planet surged to an all-time high of $174.70 following its latest strong quarterly report on Wednesday. Facebook now has 2 billion monthly users . That being said, its users are still highly engaged: Facebook said in its release that two-thirds of users visit Facebook every day . [Full Article...]


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