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Google Allo web client now available for Android users

Google Allo web client now available for Android users If you're someone who wants your Google Allo conversations on the computer, you can easily set it up. Google Allo is now available on the web , but if you would like to use this new chat application you need to have an Android device. [Full Article...]

Perseid meteors bring stunning shower of shooting stars across the UK

Perseid meteors bring stunning shower of shooting stars across the UK Did you get a picture? Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth; its nucleus is about 26km wide. The Perseids are so named because they appear to originate from the constellation Perseus, in the north east of the night sky. [Full Article...]

Cities that will have a total solar eclipse in 2017 & 2024

Cities that will have a total solar eclipse in 2017 & 2024 It has been a whopping 99 years since the last total eclipse crossed the continental USA from coast to coast. A narrow band of the lower 48 from OR to SC will have the opportunity to see a total eclipse. It occurs when the Earth, sun, and moon align. "The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters.Homemade filters or ordi... [Full Article...]

Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever

Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever LG's earnings will likely fall in the second half of 2017 compared with the first as its appliances business enters a traditional off-season, analysts said. Samsung will see "a meaningful revenue increase" thanks to the supply of display panels "to a major smartphone customer" in the next three months, Daiwa Capital Markets analyst SK Kim wrote in an investors note. [Full Article...]

Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies

Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies Twitter ( TWTR ) has exploded with anti-SeaWorld comments, many blaming the company for Kyara's death and calling for SeaWorld to shut down its parks and release its animals to seaside sanctuaries. Tilikum died in January. Kyara died surrounded by SeaWorld staff. Two of the deaths happened at SeaWorld Orlando, a man who trespassed into the park and Tilikum's trainer Dawn Brancheau wh... [Full Article...]

DOOM 6.66 Update Makes Season Pass DLC Free and Revises Multiplayer Progression

DOOM 6.66 Update Makes Season Pass DLC Free and Revises Multiplayer Progression Doom is here with update 6.66, and developers chose to let everyone know there's never been a better time to play. The revised progression system will alter when and how players unlock additional guns, demons, equipment, and all of the player and weapon customization options. [Full Article...]

Global oil price: Nigeria'll support OPEC resolve to stabilise market, says Kachikwu

Global oil price: Nigeria'll support OPEC resolve to stabilise market, says Kachikwu Fresh cracks were exposed in OPEC's agreement to cut production, as signs emerged that the oil group is struggling to adhere to the deal. Many traders and analysts say most of the agreement's benefits are being reaped by USA producers, who are flooding the market. [Full Article...]

30 years of KFC in China

30 years of KFC in China The US based fast food chain that specializes in fried chicken celebrated its 30th anniversary of operations in China by launching a new smartphone. The phone is equipped with a 5-inch LCD display panel with a resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels. KFC has a shop on e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's TMall platform, where it already sells food deals that you can pick up in-store, so that might b... [Full Article...]

Social media measures Aaron Judge's chances in Home Run Derby

Social media measures Aaron Judge's chances in Home Run Derby In 51 previous plate appearances at Marlins park, Blackmon is hitting.234 with 2 home runs. The No. 1 overall seed is +200 and set a Derby record with 61 bombs past year in San Diego. Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour follows through on a two-run base hit in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Sunda. [Full Article...]

Taimen And Walleye's Specs Revealed

Taimen And Walleye's Specs Revealed Now a person who has spent time with at least one model of the upcoming phone has revealed the specification of Google Pixel XL 2 and its smaller sibling. All that said, Google fans are looking forward to the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 , both of which have been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors in recent weeks. [Full Article...]

Bohri community to celebrate Eid with great fervour today

The declaration from the Saudi Supreme Court is expected shortly. Sixty nine-year-old Bashir Bape, a Rabodi resident said , "My entire family wakes up before dawn and visits the Dargah for Eid ki Namaz at 7.30 am". In the morning, Muslims gather at mosques and prayer areas to perform Eid Prayer and greet each other. In either case, it is most probable the Eid 2017 would fall on June 25,... [Full Article...]

Google introduces 180-degree videos to YouTube

Google introduces 180-degree videos to YouTube More information about the VR180 format can be found on the YouTube website . The company is also lending VR180-enabled cameras to eligible creators through the YouTube Spaces . In years gone by, the Google-owned video-streaming titan has used the event to make a number of notable announcements, such as new tools for creators and mobile livestreaming . [Full Article...]

Geographic analysis: Amazon and Whole Foods footprints are remarkably similar

This in contrast to Amazon requiring a paid annual membership in Prime, which offers a similar shipping service. "Some say the goal for Amazon is shed whole foods pricey image - and with that could mean job cuts - so far Amazon has denied that there will be any layoffs". [Full Article...]

NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Centre in California on Monday revealed the "most reliable" catalogue yet of potential planets in the galaxy, bringing the total to 4034. "It's the closest to Earth in size and orbit", said Mullally, "but there is still a lot we don't know about this planet". The result is some of the nearest Earth-analogues found so far, including one known as KOI-7711. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm may reach Texas

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area on Tuesday. But he says these systems tend to move more quickly than the models analyze and is expecting the area's wettest weather to be Thursday evening. [Full Article...]

Al-Jazeera Twitter account 'suspended'

The Doha-based group, which is believed to be partly responsible for the current diplomatic tussle between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, said on its English Twitter account, "The @AJArabic Twitter account has been suspended". He added that Qatar should respond to worldwide and regional calls that request it to stop its support to extremism and terrorism. Qatari special forces on patrol in Doha. [Full Article...]

G7 talks end with gap between U.S., other states

Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Monday that the United States will achieve goals to limit climate change set by the Obama administration despite President Donald Trump's decision to quit a 2015 global pact . The U.S. also wanted to say that it will continue to lead by making emissions reductions, as demonstrated by the cut in domestic carbon dioxide compared to levels before 1994. [Full Article...]

Fires and worst storm in decades kill nine people in South Africa

Fires and worst storm in decades kill nine people in South Africa Eight people were killed Wednesday, including a family of four who died after their home caught fire caused by lightning. Nearly 10 000 people were forced to evacuate their homes from about 20 suburbs and at least 300 structures were completely destroyed, with many more still in danger, the provincial ministry for local government said. [Full Article...]

Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference

Apple is expected to announce plans this week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, but initial changes were expected to add just a small number of capabilities. Along with playing music content, the unit will also send texts and control home gadgets. Speakers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and so do most of Apple's products, so it seems reasonable to ... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight

Qualcomm Sues Apple's Contract Manufacturers in Rising Fight Tim Long of BMO Capital , who has a Market Perform rating on Qualcomm stock, and an Outperform on Apple shares, writes that the move by Qualcomm "is not unexpected, as we believe the breach of contract is not being disputed by either side". [Full Article...]


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