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California braces for high election turnout, voter confusion California braces for high election turnout, voter confusion
- November 08, 2016

If you are in line to vote when your polling place closes, and anyone tries to keep you from voting, contact the Department of Justice Civil Rights Department by phone (1-800-253-3931), email ( voting.section@usdoj.gov ), or submit a complaint on their website . (more...)
LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slide LaGuardia runways reopen after Pence plane slide
- November 01, 2016

Mike Pence is "really grateful" no one was injured Thursday night when the plane carrying him skidded off the runway on a landing in NY. "It's fantastic. All of the 37 people onboard the Boeing 737 were unharmed during the landing, and they were evacuated from the back of the plane. Reporters noted that the tarmac crumbled beneath the plane. (more...)
Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
- October 31, 2016

The 13-inch MacBook Air has had a price adjustment, so it's now more expensive in the UK. Alternatively, if you tap on the new "Face Gallery" tab at the bottom of the app, you'll be able to see ALL of the available Watch faces, whether you're now using them or not. (more...)
Watch Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch Do Magic for Bryan Cranston Watch Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch Do Magic for Bryan Cranston
- October 30, 2016

British comedy chat show "The Graham Norton Show" recently saw Hollywood heartthrobs Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne spill a lot of beans sending audience into frenzy, in a good way. "Hi, I'm Eddie. I'm 34 and if you're looking for a Fantastic Beast ." joked the Oscar victor. "I'm ready", Benedict cheerfully agreed, before blowing on the colouring book. (more...)
EU, 24 Countries Agree to Create World's Largest Marine Sanctuary off Antarctica
- October 30, 2016

A coalition of 24 countries and the European Union agreed Thursday to a plan to set aside almost 600,000 square miles of the waters southeast of New Zealand, prohibiting all commercial fishing and restricting other human activity "in order to meet specific conservation, habitat protection, ecosystem monitoring and fisheries management objectives". (more...)
Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Temperatures warm to the 70s Saturday's First Warning Forecast: Temperatures warm to the 70s
- October 29, 2016

Expect winds at less than 10 miles per hour out of the East. Saturday Night Partly cloudy , with a low around 49. Sunday , mostly sunny, with a high near 78. 29 - A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. High in the mid 70s. 27 Storm Track meteorologist Branden Borremans forecasts warmer weather after what was an unseasonably cold Thursday , a few evening and nighttime showers on Saturday , a few showers Tuesday night , and a few showers Wednesday . (more...)
Stocks under Review: E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC), Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY)
- October 28, 2016

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Capital One Financial Corporation , where 0 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 0 analysts have given a Buy signal, 0 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (more...)
Samsung logs 17 percent drop in profit after phone recall Samsung logs 17 percent drop in profit after phone recall
- October 27, 2016

Samsung was forced to permanently halt the production of the Note 7 earlier this year after a number of reports at home and overseas that some of the devices caught fire while charging. As a result of the Galaxy Note 7 woes, Samsung's mobile operating margins, which had risen to more than 16% in the previous quarter, plummeted to almost zero. (more...)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announce NZ concerts Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announce NZ concerts
- October 27, 2016

The announcement comes along with the full Sydney Festival 2017 program, of which Nick Cave will be a key headliner. In addition to seeing the band in concert, fans can also experience One More Time with Feeling, uh, one more time when it re-enters theatres for a second run in December. (more...)
MacBook Pro 2016 Images Leak Showing Magic Toolbar, macOS Sierra 10.12.1
- October 27, 2016

This touch bar will show digital buttons and could change the functions as per different apps. Gone are the function keys at the top of the keyboard, replaced instead by a touch sensitive OLED panel presumed to be called the Magic Toolbar . (more...)
Smartwatch shipments were down 51.6% last quarter Smartwatch shipments were down 51.6% last quarter
- October 25, 2016

Smartwatch shipments fell 52 percent in the third quarter to 2.7 million units with Apple posting the second-largest decline behind Lenovo, according to IDC data . In addition, Google's decision to hold back on Android Wear 2 .0 has also come into play here. "However, moving forward, differentiating the experience of a smartwatch from the smartphone will be key and we're starting to see early signs of this as cellular integration is rising and as the commercial audience begins to pilot these ... (more...)
A merged AT&T-Time Warner may not do consumers much good
- October 25, 2016

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon says Clinton believes that regulators should scrutinize the deal closely. The potential deal - the biggest seen either side of the Atlantic this year - would make AT&T the first mobile phone network provider to compete with cable TV companies in the U.S. (more...)
IPhone 7 explodes; sets an Australian's vehicle on fire — Apple joins Samsung
- October 23, 2016

Naturally comparisons are being drawn to the Note 7 and many and quick to jump to question if the iPhone 7 is suffering from the same fate as Samsung's recalled device. Jones says he placed the phone under his clothes, and returned to the auto to find it full of smoke. Mat Jones , a surfer from the South Coast of New South Wales, is claimed to be the owner of the blasted iPhone 7 . (more...)
Chicago could be colder this winter than last, NOAA says Chicago could be colder this winter than last, NOAA says
- October 21, 2016

Drier conditions are expected across much of the southern United States - from the lower part of California, east to Florida and extending north into the Mid-Atlantic. Private weather forecasters are predicting quite a different winter. The warm northeastern Pacific Ocean waters have also been a key factor in the winter outlook of Joe Bastardi, of WeatherBell Analytics. (more...)
Hyundai recalls midsize cars; sunroofs can fly into traffic Hyundai recalls midsize cars; sunroofs can fly into traffic
- October 21, 2016

In its filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai told regulators that on some Sonatas, the wind deflector anchor plate might not be sufficiently bonded. South Korean supplier Webasto Donghee was listed as the manufacturer of the related parts in a document. Certain vehicles may have insufficient bonding of the wind deflector anchor plate. (more...)
Samsung Faces Lawsuit From Note7 Owners Who Couldn't Use Their Phones Samsung Faces Lawsuit From Note7 Owners Who Couldn't Use Their Phones
- October 20, 2016

A Techno Buffalo report says that Samsung is indeed planning to get rid of the Note series and just focus on a single flagship in the years to come. What was looking to be one of the most impressive smartphones ever quickly turned into one of the most unsafe, and the explosive nature of the phone has created for a whole heap of trouble for the Korea-based tech giant. (more...)
The Apple Car Is Dead, at Least for Now The Apple Car Is Dead, at Least for Now
- October 18, 2016

Hundreds of members of Apple's auto team have been let go, reassigned to other departments or made the decision to leave, according to unidentified "people familiar with the project ", reports Bloomberg . According to Bloomberg , the focus shift and revised deadline have come "after months of strategy disagreements, leadership flux and supply chain challenges". (more...)
Benefits of greenhouse gas pact may fall short of high hopes
- October 18, 2016

The important role played by this group of chemicals, used in refrigeration and air conditioning, is evident from the scientific estimate that without a mitigation plan, HFCs could warm the world by an additional half a degree Celsius by the end of the century. (more...)
Amazon beefs up its music offerings Amazon beefs up its music offerings
- October 17, 2016

Despite only sporting a catalog of just 2 million songs, homeowners with broadband preferred Amazon Prime Music. Well, it would have been no big deal if the service cost non-prime members $9.99 per month, the same as Spotify and Apple (AAPL - Analyst Report) Music. (more...)
Despite recall, Samsung tips higher-than-expected profit
- October 17, 2016

That was slightly higher than forecasts. Analysts have said the Note 7 woes - rumbling on with Wednesday reports of a smoking battery in a replacement device - could have undercut mobile earnings by at least 1 trillion won. The analysts also believe that the third quarter would be the bottom for Samsung's earnings. It is said that numerous Galaxy Note 7 users have already exchanged their handsets for the new Galaxy Note 7 and many more are purchasing the overhauled device, Samsung ... (more...)
China sends two astronauts to space lab
- October 17, 2016

The Shenzhou 11 blasted off on a Long March rocket at 7:30 am (2330 GMT) from the remote launch site in Jiuquan, in the Gobi desert, in images carried live on state television. Tiangong (foreground) and Shenzhou meet in orbit. Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng, left, and Chen Dong, right, chat behind a glass enclosure during a presser at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China Sunday Oct. (more...)
Samsung Note 7 banned on Australian airlines Samsung Note 7 banned on Australian airlines
- October 17, 2016

In a separate statement Samsung also questioned analyst estimates on the extent of the impact on revenue in India from the Note 7 debacle. If you're one those customers who pre-booked the handset in India, Samsung has some freebies for you if you decide to get the Galaxy S7/S7 edge instead. (more...)
Rocket launch this weekend could be visible from N.J
- October 16, 2016

EDT Friday, Oct. 14. U.S. space agency NASA has delayed the launch of a cargo-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) saying Hurricane Nicole could hit an important part of the organisation's infrastructure in Bermuda. Repairs were completed by the end of a year ago. If all goes according to plan, the Antares rocket will carry an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship into orbit to resupply the ISS on behalf of NASA. (more...)
Obama administration lifts Cuban restrictions
- October 15, 2016

The move is meant to expand scientific collaboration, increase humanitarian support, and bolster trade and commercial opportunities between the United States and Cuba , the US Treasury Department said in a statement . So you still need to make the trip to Cuba yourself if you want to enjoy either product, because you will not be able to place an order online (legally). (more...)
No new UK military action in Syria, PM says
- October 14, 2016

Mr Johnson said: "It is right now that we should be looking again at the more kinetic options, the military options, but, you know, we must be realistic about how these, in fact, work and what is deliverable". "Most people I think are changing their minds on this and are thinking we can not let this go on forever". Proposals to drastically boost military co-operation in the bloc could see a new joint European Union military command, as well as increased defence spending and joint development ... (more...)
Anderson Cooper attacked with gay slurs during Presidential Debate Anderson Cooper attacked with gay slurs during Presidential Debate
- October 12, 2016

Trump did not give a straight answer, so Cooper pressed harder. ("I have nearly 25 million people.") He defended his early morning tweets, "I'm not un-proud of it, to be honest with you". "Please allow her to respond", interjected moderator Anderson Cooper. Cooper really seemed to bother former congresswoman Michele Bachmann, one of the most notorious anti-LGBT crusaders. (more...)
Why Ethiopia is under a state of emergency
- October 12, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center-left, and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, center-right, inspect the honor guard at the national palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tuesday, Oct. "The recent developments in Ethiopia have put the integrity of the nation at risk", the prime minister said. The incident set off a week of demonstrations in which both foreign and local businesses with suspected government ties were burned, and one American was killed in a rock attack. (more...)
Apple stock hits highest since December on Samsung Note 7 fire crisis
- October 11, 2016

One can not expect that Apple will have something to say about the iPhone 8 when the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 smartphones are only a few weeks old. This IGZO LCD is not to be included in the iPhone 8 in the coming year as it is reported to feature a full OLED screen. (more...)
Matthew triggers severe flooding in NC; US death toll at 15 Matthew triggers severe flooding in NC; US death toll at 15
- October 11, 2016

Around Williams' apartment complex, several trees have also toppled. They include a 63-year-old woman - identified as a nurse or nursing assistant at a long-term care facility in Wilson - who clung to a tree for three hours after her auto was swept into a canal. (more...)
UK says UN is 'moving fast' on new sanctions on North Korea UK says UN is 'moving fast' on new sanctions on North Korea
- October 10, 2016

There was also increased activity near one of the two entrances at the South Portal, where excavation stopped in 2012, according to the satellite imagery. It comes as satellite images suggest the authoritarian state could be gearing up for another nuclear weapons test. "The consensus of the debate is to maintain the stability of the North Korean regime, expressed in the "3 Nos" policy (no war, no nuclear, and no chaos)". (more...)

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