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Celtic Rugby announce new Guinness PRO14 competition

Celtic Rugby announce new Guinness PRO14 competition Each conference will be made up of two Welsh and two Irish teams, with one representative each from Scotland, Italy and South Africa. As it stands, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings will not be eligible to qualify for European competition. [Full Article...]

HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses

HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses The HP Z VR backpack stuffs a Core i7-7820HQ quad-core processor and a 16GB Nvidia Quadro P5200 GPU into a desktop workstation that works equally well in a docking station at your desk, or clipped to a battery-equipped harness that fits on your back. [Full Article...]

Ford Mustang GT Gains Neighborly 'Quiet Mode' To Tame Unruly Exhaust

Ford Mustang GT Gains Neighborly 'Quiet Mode' To Tame Unruly Exhaust Drivers can switch the exhaust to Quiet Mode when they turn on the engine or bookmark periods where, when the auto is turned on, Quiet Mode is automatically activated. While the owner may love it, there may be a neighbor or two that hates it. According to a recent poll by Ranker.com, loud engine revving ranks among the most annoying noises neighbours make, alongside other common nuisances includ... [Full Article...]

Facebook buys AI start-up to make Messenger smarter than ever

Facebook buys AI start-up to make Messenger smarter than ever Facebook has acquired AI startup Ozlo to help Messenger build out a more elaborate virtual assistant for users. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Our world-class team has built a knowledge graph containing over 2 billion entities and created unbelievable AI technology that uses this data to understand real-world nuances", Ozlo writes on its website. [Full Article...]

U.S. 'ready' to install more THAAD launchers - Pentagon

U.S. 'ready' to install more THAAD launchers - Pentagon Gen. Sam Greaves, Missile Defense Agency director. The Missile Defense Agency conducted an experimental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system over the weekend, an event created to collect "threat data" from a THAAD interceptor while in flight, according to the agency. [Full Article...]

Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100

Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100 The study's findings are quite alarming for the global community as according to the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2015, the 195 countries committed to keeping the temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius above industrial level and set a goal of keeping the warming to 1.5 degrees. [Full Article...]

Former Microsoft executive calls iPhone the best smartphone

Former Microsoft executive calls iPhone the best smartphone Since the posting, Android fans have been pointing out things like DxOMark scores that show just how good Android photography hardware is. After a commenter responded that the Samsung S8 is better still at photography than the iPhone 7 , Gundotra countered by saying that the iPhone's photo capabilities are years ahead of any phone camera powered by Android, which is developed by Google.... [Full Article...]

Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6880km in October

Asteroid may pass Earth by just 6880km in October The rock, which has been called 2012 TC4 , is to pass the planet on October 12 at a distance of 6,880 kilometres - which is actually relatively close. So far astronomers have only caught a glimpse of it once - when it hurtled past Earth back in 2012 at a distance much closer than our own Moon. "Being able to observe small asteroids like this one is like looking at samples in space before ... [Full Article...]

Google Voice 5.3 update brings multi-select for messages

Google Voice 5.3 update brings multi-select for messages Play Services was first launched in 2012, and since then, more than 5 billion people have logged into an Android device with their Google account to enable it. The 5 billion number for Play Services is substantially higher because it includes billions of devices that are out of commission. Previously, Google offered only 90 days free subscription. [Full Article...]

Police need help finding suspect who stole a historic item

Police need help finding suspect who stole a historic item Authorities aren't able to pinpoint a value for the gold model. But for a general idea, Cartier purchased Michael Collin's model for $56,000 when it went up for auction in 2003. "The truth is that you can't steal from a museum ". Retired NASA agent Joseph Gutheinz Jr. pointed out that the burglars bypassed a moon rock from the mission that could've sold to a collector for millions of dollars. [Full Article...]

Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes

Complex chemistry on Titan may form membranes The presence of acrylonitrile - also known as vinyl cyanide (C2H3CN) - on Saturn's largest moon has been confirmed by an worldwide team using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA ) in Chile . And to find out the possible presence of chemical precursors of life on this fuzzy planet, scientists have been trying since long. The findings were confirmed after a serie... [Full Article...]

General Motors (GM) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.17

Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of Ford Motor by 11.5% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 14,071,387 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock worth $496,891,000 after buying an additional 1,266,564 shares during the period. [Full Article...]

Microsoft kills off its Word Flow keyboard, promotes SwiftKey instead

Microsoft kills off its Word Flow keyboard, promotes SwiftKey instead Are you sad to see Word Flow Keyboard go? Get Data Sheet , Fortune's technology newsletter. The software giant has pulled Word Flow from the App Store, telling users to give its other, better-known keyboard a try. Microsoft classified Word Flow as a Garage project, which means it was always an experiment of sorts. We'll continue to develop SwiftKey's market-leading keyboard apps for Andro... [Full Article...]

Minecraft Beta to Test Crossplay Accross Platforms Out Today

Minecraft Beta to Test Crossplay Accross Platforms Out Today And since Minecraft is a game that's played a great deal by children, parents would likely be very welcoming of something that can keep their kids from getting in trouble, or seeing things that they shouldn't at their age. If you're interested in joining the beta on an Android device, head here. The Better Together update allows players on different platforms to "join each other in-game, creat... [Full Article...]

Solar Eclipse - Something to remember for the USA citizens

Solar Eclipse - Something to remember for the USA citizens In a solar eclipse , the Earth's moon passes between the Earth and Sun, covering the Sun and blotting out its light. Excitement is high for the August 21 total eclipse , which will cast a band of complete blackness across the US from OR to SC. [Full Article...]

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy Xbox One rumours gain momentum Instead of the shapes on the buttons of the PlayStation 4 controller, the clues show the green A and red B buttons of the Xbox One controller . Apart from those, there is new evidence that will prove that remastered title will not be any more a PS4-exclusive game. [Full Article...]

Apple Going Long On OLED For iPhone

Apple Going Long On OLED For iPhone Apple has gained immensely after Samsung's Note 7 turn into a disaster, and the iPhone maker appears to be in no mood to suffer supply shortages of components, specifically, the OLED display. OLED displays offer several advantages over the liquid crystal displays that are now used in Apple's iPhone 7 series smartphones, such as better contrast, potentially better power efficiency for certain ... [Full Article...]

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is adding new animations to the game

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is adding new animations to the game Without a doubt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has become a smash success, for not only does it now hold the peak player record on Steam for any non-Valve game, but also it managed to sell 4 million units in just 3 months . As you can see, if PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds seeks to leapfrog its way to either the No.2 or No.1 spot - replacing either CS:GO or Dota 2 - it has a long way to go... [Full Article...]

Vehicle of missing IEBC ICT director found

Vehicle of missing IEBC ICT director found Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had reported on Saturday that Chris Msando who worked as IEBC's acting director of information and communications technology, had gone missing since Friday. [Full Article...]

Samsung Ends Intel's 2-Decade-Plus Reign in Microchips

Samsung Ends Intel's 2-Decade-Plus Reign in Microchips Intel's reported earnings beat forecasts, the USA company's entire revenue was smaller than sales from Samsung's chip division. Samsung's semiconductor unit reported second-quarter sales of US$15.7 billion, mostly from memory chips used in mobile phones, and operating profit of US$7.1 billion, the newspaper said. [Full Article...]


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