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Science Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera
Author: 0 Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera

It's a first of its kind. This new sensor is coupled with a completely new Bionz X processing engine and front-end LSI to boost performance. They say "the new camera offers many impressive capabilities that are simply not possible with a modern digital SLR camera including high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second and much more".

Science Saturn's moon Enceladus holds 'three of four requirements' for life to exist
Author: 0 Saturn's moon Enceladus holds 'three of four requirements' for life to exist

Crucially, if hydrogen is present, it can mix with carbon dioxide to form methane, which is consumed by microbes in the deep, dark seas of our own planet. Cassini discovered the hydrogen while doing a deep dive through a plume coming off of the moon in 2015, says NASA. This discovery provides further evidence for hydrothermal activity (illustrated here) and heightens the possibility that the ocean of Enceladus could have conditions suitable for microbial life.

Science Amazon launches chatbot in bid to lead voice-controlled computing
Author: 0 Amazon launches chatbot in bid to lead voice-controlled computing

We've played around with Amazon Lex a little bit, and it's incredibly easy to build a chatbot using some of Amazon's stock suggestions. Other ways include selling devices - such as the Echo line of speakers - that are compatible with the voice activated digital assistant, or having customers purchase items off Amazon's site by talking to Alexa.

Science Former President George HW Bush hospitalized in Houston
Author: 0 Former President George HW Bush hospitalized in Houston

In February, Bush and wife Barbara, who was also hospitalized in January, took part in the pregame coin toss at the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium. McGrath says Bush is "already well on the path to recovery and going home". Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. "In June, 2016, Bush participated in ‶Fishing for Freedom", an event in which he took 40 wounded veterans from the US government's invasions of Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and ...

Science President Trump, First Lady & Barron Kick Off 139th Easter Egg Roll
Author: 0 President Trump, First Lady & Barron Kick Off 139th Easter Egg Roll

Donald Trump was hosting his first Easter Egg Roll at the White House when he took to the balcony overlooking the mansion's lawns to hear a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. " We will be stronger and bigger and better as a nation than ever before", he told his guests. "As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us".

Science Sam Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour
Author: 0 Sam Warburton to captain Lions on New Zealand tour

Dylan Hartley is set to lead England to Argentina in June after being overlooked for the British and Irish Lions' tour to New Zealand . Ross Moriarty , impressive at number eight for Wales in the Six Nations, said he was "shocked and delighted" to be selected, while Ireland's New Zealand-born utility back Jared Payne was another unexpected inclusion.

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Sells 906000 Units In March 2017 For North America

Nintendo has enjoyed some early success with their new console called the Switch, with its sales being much more impressive than the ill-fated Wii U's launch sales were. When it launched in late 2006, Nintendo reported that it had shipped 3.19 million units for the quarter ending December 31. Interestingly enough, Nintendo sold more copies of Breath of the Wild's Switch port than it sold actual Nintendo Switch consoles! Also, Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch users will be ...

Author: 0 Pence, on USA carrier, pledges to defend Asia

While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential test and an escalated USA response has trailed Pence as he undertakes his Asian tour. No matter whether Trump succeeds at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, his actions, comments and tweets are changing how the region views the long-running conflict.

Science Serena Williams is 20 Weeks Pregnant
Author: 0 Serena Williams is 20 Weeks Pregnant

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has seemingly taken to Snapchat to announce she is pregnant. If she is in fact 20 weeks pregnant as her Snapchat post suggests, then it means Serena was two months pregnant when she won the 2017 Australian Open.

Science Ford taking cautious approach to China electric vehicle market
Author: 0 Ford taking cautious approach to China electric vehicle market

Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,320 shares of the auto manufacturer's stock valued at $173,000 after buying an additional 103 shares during the period. The original version of this news story can be viewed at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/franklin-street-advisors-inc-nc-has-495000-position-in-general-motors-company-gm-updated/567451.html.

Author: 0 WH: Georgia's Special Election 'A Big Loss' for Democrats

Democrat Jon Ossoff ended up as the top vote getter in a crowded field of 18 candidates vying to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives. The last congressional election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, the Republican incumbent won by more than 20 percentage points. Voters in the suburban district north of Atlanta sent former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to Congress for two decades.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 launched in India; Can you guess its price?

Both smartphones will be going on sale from May 5, and they will be available on Flipkart, Samsung India e-Store and select offline stores. And along with that, we also got the new Gear 360 camera. Powering the S8 is a 3000mAh battery, whereas the S8 Plus is a slightly larger 3500mAh battery. Both the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung's own custom UI on top.

Author: 0 H-1B visa: Donald Trump signs 'buy American, hire American' order

The Order also targets the abusive use of waivers and exceptions that undermine "Buy American" laws meant to promote taxpayer money going to American companies. The order he will sign on Tuesday will call for "the strict enforcement of all laws governing entry into the United States of labor from overseas for the stated objective of creating higher wages and higher employment rates for workers in the United States", one of the senior officials said.

Author: 0 Facebook's AR camera platform to empower developers

During his keynote kickoff for F8 yesterday, Zuckerberg (pictured above) once again emphasized his belief that Facebook in all its incarnations will help "bring people closer together" and overcome the current polarization in society. 'Today, we're introducing a new VR app where you hang out with friends in a fun, interactive virtual environment as if you were in the same room'. You can draw in the air with a virtual marker to create anything you can dream up, from a decorative hat to a ...

Science Large asteroid to pass by Earth
Author: 0 Large asteroid to pass by Earth

The asteroid dubbed the Rock, which is formally known as Object 2014 JO25 , will pass by Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles or roughly 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the Moon. An asteroid almost one-mile wide will fly by Earth Wednesday, April 19, and NASA says it should be the most visible during the night. In 2004, the 5-km wide asteroid Toutatis passed about four lunar distances, or just under 1.6 million km from Earth.

Science Funeral for Facebook shooting victim scheduled in Ohio
Author: 0 Funeral for Facebook shooting victim scheduled in Ohio

Stephens shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit, police said. Robert Godwin, Sr . was shot and killed on a Cleveland street Easter Sunday. While expressing sorrow for the killings, she told CBS News that they had been a couple for "several years" and that she knew him as a "kind and loving man".

Author: 0 Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox, Lineup Shaken Up

He commented on the issue Wednesday, calling it "tremendously disheartening" and labeling the claims "completely unfounded", according to the Washington Post. On Tuesday, 21st Century Fox received an anonymous complaint against O'Reilly from a black female employee who claimed that the anchor had "leered" at her and referred to her as "hot chocolate" in 2008.

Author: 0 The Trump presidency on April 18 at 10 p.m. EDT/0200 GMT

Several players this year alluded to United States politics as motivation for not attending: "I just don't feel welcome in that house", running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly told the Rich Eisen radio show . "You pulled off the greatest superbowl comeback of all time ", Mr. Trump told the players. Bennett is an outspoken supporter of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and has used his social media platforms to criticize Trump and speak out on social issues.

Science Is there life on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus?
Author: 0 Is there life on Saturn's ocean-bearing moon Enceladus?

In the paper , the Cassini scientists shared that Enceladus has a type of chemical energy, which life can feed on. 'This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients needed for a habitable environment, ' said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters in Washington.

Science Examining Consequences Of Australia's 457 Visa Abolition: Centre
Author: 0 Examining Consequences Of Australia's 457 Visa Abolition: Centre

The old visa programme will now be replaced with two new schemes that will put restrictions and make the laws stringent than earlier. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the federal government would abolish the 457 visa and would replace it with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018.

Science Apple receives license to test self-driving cars in California
Author: 0 Apple receives license to test self-driving cars in California

Apple's fully autonomous "Project Titan" may be dead in the water, but that doesn't mean the California tech company has given up entirely on the idea of a self-driving auto. Apple has become the 30th company to be granted a testing permit. At this time, there are no details yet regarding the specs or features of Apple's self-driving auto.

Author: 0 Palestinian prisoners in Israel stage hunger strike

At a another demonstration in Bethlehem, clashes broke out between Israeli soldiers and demonstrators near the security barrier. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the strike is politically motivated and prisoners are treated well.

Science Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Author: 0 Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

That's another box you can check off on the "likely to support life" chart. Astronomers estimate the planet's age to be at least five billion years old. When the star formed, it started out larger before condensing down to its dwarf star size. Charbonneau said it may take decades to confirm a world is habitable.

Science Samsung may launch foldable smartphone before Note 8 this year
Author: 0 Samsung may launch foldable smartphone before Note 8 this year

Bluetooth 5.0 is expected to further advance the internet of things (IoT) experience, and Samsung's Galaxy S8 will be the first phone to offer it . The processor for Samsung Galaxy S7 is an Octa Core processor with 2.3 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad. The Samsung S8 also has an improved and faster performance with its new 10 nm processing chip.

Author: 0 'Pokemon GO' gives Zuckerberg AR dreams; Facebook to venture into AR

The Facebook founder said his company has "a lot of work" to do on this front. "I used to think that glasses were going to be the first mainstream augmented reality platform", said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his keynote speech at the event Tuesday.

Science Amazon Announces Entrance in Australia
Author: 0 Amazon Announces Entrance in Australia

Amazon's retail expansion will come as good news to small business owners, while existing, larger retailers will no doubt be anxious by the online marketplace's effect here. Amazon has already criticised a tax plan designed to help bricks-and-mortar retailers such as Harvey Norman, saying a plan to impose the good and services tax on online purchases was so poorly designed it would "create an inherent disincentive" for online retailers to comply.

Science Apple's Pro iMac Slated For Released By The End of 2017?
Author: 0 Apple's Pro iMac Slated For Released By The End of 2017?

The iMac 2017 can be easily configured from 16GB up to 64GB. As for that "ECC RAM", that's error correcting memory, the kind that can detect and correct data corruption. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant did not provide specifics about the potential specs and release details of the upcoming iMacs, but a new report reveals some insight about the refresh.

Author: 0 Facebook pushes augmented reality through smartphones

The app, available to download now in beta, lets you create a virtual version of yourself that can then enter socialise with your other friends sad enough to give it a go. The M digital assistant will now be able to make suggestions in your conversations as you type, suggesting a sticker, reminding you of a meeting and nudging you to pay back that friend.

Author: 0 Trump signs order on high-skilled worker visas

The order looks to bolster protections for certain American-made goods and calls for a review of the H-1B visa program for skilled workers, with the goal of reforming the program, senior administration officials said . "We've seen companies use the program to fire American workers and replace them with lower-paid foreign counterparts". Unfortunately, some outsourcing companies have abused the program.

Science United Continental Holdings shares plummet after first quarter earnings
Author: 0 United Continental Holdings shares plummet after first quarter earnings

Morgan Stanley downgraded United Continental Holdings from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $72.00 to $73.00 in a report on Thursday, January 5th. Yesterday, after the bell the parent company of United Airlines, posted first quarter net income of $96 million, or 31 cents a share, down from $313 million, or 88 cents, in the same period last year.First-quarter revenue flew in at $8.4 billion, up 2.7%.

Science Whole Foods Market's (WFM)
Author: 0 Whole Foods Market's (WFM) "Sell" Rating Reiterated at Pivotal Research

The company reported its last quarter on 12/31/2016. As of now, the increased share price of Whole Foods Market, Inc. makes it a lucrative buy for investors. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, April 5th. 04/11/2017 - Whole Foods Market, Inc. had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at Wells Fargo.

Author: 0 John Glenn honoured with launch of space station supply ship

But the live feed appeared to skip the actual launch. Minimum viewing distance is typically miles away from the launch pad, but the live 360 stream enables viewers to get a pads-eye view. John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. A computer in a blast-proof box stitched together the images for a full, in-the-round view.

Author: 0 NASA Livestreams 360-Degree View Of Rocket Launch

It's due there Saturday. S.S. John Glenn will also conduct three secondary OA-7 missions after the spacecraft leaves the space station, including the initiation of the Saffire-III payload experiment created to study the behavior of fire in microgravity as well as the deployment of four cubesats intended for weather monitoring and ship tracking.

Author: 0 NASA Will Stream Live 360-Degree View of Atlas Rocket Launch

At 12:40 p.m., coverage of the Orbital ATK Cygnus solar array deployment will begin, followed by a post-launch press conference with mission managers at 2 p.m. Because the launch was delayed a month by hydraulic problems at the pad and on the rocket , no Glenn family members were able to make it to Cape Canaveral, according to Culbertson.

Author: 0 INTERNATIONAL: Aaron Hernandez, ex-NFL player, kills himself in prison

Otherwise, he would have been transferred to a mental health unit, Fallon said. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics , 41 inmates died by suicide in state and federal prisons in MA between 2001 and 2013. A spokeswoman for Governor Charlie Baker referred questions back to the Corrections Department. In federal prisons, 9 per 100,000 inmates ended their own lives.

Author: 0 Samsung begins pre-order for Galaxy S8, S8+

Instead Bixby will still be released with the Galaxy S8 but the Voice feature will not be part of it which is kind of a pity. With this Samsung is taking a direct shot at growing popularity of all AI assistants just like Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant.

Author: 0 Trump declares Georgia Democrats are 'failing'

Senate race. The sixth district of Georgia, located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, has been a traditionally Republican district. Again, the results of an April 2017 special election are not an indicator of what the political climate will be more than a year and a half from now.

Author: 0 Watch space rock WHIZ past Earth

Dubbed 2014-JO25 it is the largest asteroid to travel this close to Earth since 2014. NASA said that it is one of the strongest asteroid radar targets of the year, noting that it is the closest shave we would have had with an asteroid of this size in the last ten years.

Science Seattle mayor denies knowing sex-abuse accuser
Author: 0 Seattle mayor denies knowing sex-abuse accuser

McGinn served as mayor from 2010 through 2013. McGinn has been a strong advocate for alternate forms of transportation in Seattle , particularly biking. This is on-brand for McGinn, whose administration was notorious for convening a large quantity of public meetings . McGinn also endorsed the idea of a city income tax, which he believes the city council should pass this year as a test case to challenge state tax law.

Science New insights into 'Ocean Worlds' provide proof we may not be alone
Author: 0 New insights into 'Ocean Worlds' provide proof we may not be alone

Enceladus has an ocean surface and nearly all that is necessary for life that exists on Earth: ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrogen, as well as some organic materials. For those who excite at any revelation that proposes Earth's animals may not be separated from everyone else in the universe, the discoveries catch our creative energy once more .

Author: 0 F8 2017 Developer Conference Kicks Off

He said the service needed to do more to prevent the spread of violent videos, such as one on Sunday of a fatal shooting in Cleveland that was visible on the site for two hours. People will be able to use their phones to play games virtually on coffee tables, overlay statistics on a video of their daily run, leave a virtual note on the fridge, and more, Zuckerberg said yesterday on stage at F8, the company's developer conference in San Jose, California.

Author: 0 Facebook to push augmented reality

Zuckerberg declared it that the AR platform would be the next major platform for computing. "We see a new platform". 'You may have noticed we rolled out cameras across our apps, that was act one, ' he said. Facebook's efforts in augmented reality are logical but also risky because the tech firm makes most of its money from business advertising, some analysts said.

Science New stunning details revealed about Disney's 'Star
Author: 0 New stunning details revealed about Disney's 'Star

Hopefully, all of this continues to translate to a far better game than the first one, which was fun, but which, in my opinion, did fall short of the original Battlefront 2 . To set the scene, the remote village was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes, but its importance has been diminished by new routes - a hyperspace bypass if you will.

Author: 0 Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random

Muhammad is believed to have shot and killed three people on the streets of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, shouting "God is great" in Arabic during at least one of the slayings and later telling police that he hates white people, authorities said.

Author: 0 Shooter targets random white men on Fresno streets; kills 3

Three men were having a seemingly ordinary day in downtown Fresno, California, before they were singled out at random and killed by a black gunman targeting white victims, police said. Two of those shot at were near Catholic Charities and were clients of the social services agency, Dyer said. Court documents also show Muhammad "suffered auditory hallucinations and had at least two prior mental health hospitalizations".

Science The world's oldest person dies at age 117
Author: 0 The world's oldest person dies at age 117

Morano, born on November 29, 1899, had been living in a one-room apartment, where she was kept company by her caregiver and two elderly nieces. She had often been asked about the secret of living a long life and put her own extraordinary lifespan down to eating two raw eggs and one cooked egg every day.

Author: 0 Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones

At the F8 event Facebook also launched a new virtual reality app, Facebook Spaces , created to let users hang out in virtual environments. Zuckerberg envisions the marriage of augmented reality and Facebook's camera feature enabling people to make even mundane chores, like doing the dishes, look entertaining with digital effects.

Author: 0 Korea could still hold another nuclear test

Kim Jong-un: Raising alarm. He said Trump is certain that negotiating trade deals with individual countries was the best way to ensure they yield "win-win" situations for both sides. "President Trump has made it clear that the patience of the United States and our allies in this region has run out and we want to see change". "We appreciate the challenging time in which the people of Japan live with increasing provocation across the Sea of Japan", Pence said in Tokyo before a lunch with ...