Author: 0 Nebraska, Iowa lawmakers have mixed reactions to Trump firing Comey

Democrats likened the firing to President Richard Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" and renewed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor, and some Republicans also questioned the move. "(I) don't know how else I can spell this out. Democrats have ramped up calls for an independent investigation into the Russian Federation issue, and some Republicans in Congress have also said they were concerned about the timing of the move.

Science Samsung Releases Update That Fixes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint…
Author: 0 Samsung Releases Update That Fixes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint…

We're talking 9.9 trillion won ($8.75 billion) earned in the 90-day timeframe kicking off 2017, which represents a 48 percent increase over Q1 2016's KRW 6.68tn profit score. The firm has also come under growing pressure from investors to overhaul its byzantine ownership structure, which enables the founding Lee family to control the vast Samsung empire with complex web of cross-holdings across dozens of group units.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission

Eastern on Monday, SpaceX successfully launched a brand-new Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking the vehicle's fourth successful landing on solid ground, USA Today reported . About 10 minutes later, the rocket's first stage landed at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1, just south of the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Author: 0 Snapchat's Growth Stalls in Facebook's Shadow; Stock Plunges

Snapchat added just five million daily active users in the final three months of past year, down from at least 10 million added in each of the previous four quarters. Co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel told a conference call the company has been working on performance improvements and promoting its Android application, which could offer more growth globally compared with the Apple iOS system.

Author: 0 Non-Microsoft Web Browsers Will Never Run on Windows 10 S

A report from Trend Micro's Zero-Day Initiative group, also highlights that Microsoft patched four vulnerabilities that were publicly known, but not necessarily exploited. "There are many ways that an attacker could place a specially crafted file in a location that is scanned by the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine ".

Author: 0 Google warns of phishing email scam

One app, titled Google Docs, is the offender. If you inadvertently give access, this opens your account to the attacker, who can read your emails and access your address book. In the growing online security issues, it is recommended you activate Password Alert. How is Google taking care if it? In a statement the company said it had taken action against the email "impersonating Google Docs".

Science Obama to talk climate change as Trump mulls ditching Paris accord
Author: 0 Obama to talk climate change as Trump mulls ditching Paris accord

Trump will now wait until the G7 to make a decision, the White House said on Tuesday. "The president wants to continue to meet with his team ... meet with not just the economic piece, but his environmental team, and come to a decision on what's the best interests of the United States, using the expertise that surrounds him".

Science First profit fall for Toyota in five years
Author: 0 First profit fall for Toyota in five years

Toyota's results are being impacted by the strong yen and increased costs to sales in key markets, particularly the U.S., where industry demand has hit a plateau and OEM incentives have risen. The carmaker has struggled in the U.S. market of late, seeing sales continue to fall after being overtaken by Volkswagen as the world's biggest automaker.

Author: 0 SpaceX Makes First Launch of US Spy Satellite

There's a two-hour launch window Monday, beginning at 7:15 a.m. EDT. This is the second attempt of this national security mission for SpaceX , who scrubbed yesterday's launch when only one minute was left in Falcon 9's take-off. For the past ten years the USA military have carried out space launches with United Launch Alliance which is a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, a monopoly Musk has battled for years to break.

Science Police from three states hunt for Justice Karnan
Author: 0 Police from three states hunt for Justice Karnan

The judge checked out of a state guest house yesterday, reportedly without clearing his bills, and was to travel to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to visit a temple in Srikalahasti. Earlier, the apex court constituted a medical board to examine the mental condition of Justice Karnan on May 5 and also directed the DG West Bengal to assist the medical board to get justice Karnan examined.

Author: 0 PGA Tour extends FedEx Cup sponsorship for 10 years

The PGA Tour and FedEx have agreed on a new 10-year contract extension with the American shipping giant sponsoring the FedEx Cup and the four-tournament playoffs through 2027, Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said. The Japan Tour is back after a break of one week with the staging of this week's rather strangely named Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cup Noodle Cup being played at the Kanehide Kise Country Club on the southern Japan island of Okinawa.

Science Google purchases VR company Owlchemy Labs
Author: 0 Google purchases VR company Owlchemy Labs

The acquisition will see Google creating more content for VR platforms a week after rival Facebook Inc. went in the opposite direction by closing its in-house Oculus Story Studio VR content division. This means continuing our mission to build VR for everyone, and doing all of this as the same silly Owlchemy Labs you know and love. It sold 3 million copies worldwide and is available on the HTC Vive, PSVR and Oculus Rift platforms.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches secretive spy satellite

National Reconnaissance Office . Once SpaceX launches the rocket, it will attempt to land the first stage booster back at Cape Canaveral. Yesterday might have marked SpaceX's first military launch, but we can expect more in the future.

Author: 0 Warren Buffett says people who lose their jobs have become 'roadkill'

Buffett says he still believes in the long-term prospects of the bank even though Wells Fargo mishandled the scandal. Health care costs in other countries are now 10 percent or 11 percent of GDP, even though the ratios were on par with the US decades ago, he said.

Author: 0 Apple Sales Drop On Next iPhone Release

The stock price of the Cupertino, California company fell nearly 2% in after hours trading following the release of the results. Speaking about the lower iPhone sales, Apple CEO Tim Cook told CNBC , "We are seeing a kind of delay in purchasing behavior that we think is a outcome of the number of rumors and reports about future products".

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils their Surface laptop

Microsoft hasn't revealed Windows 10S's system requirements but has confirmed it will run on "the full range of Windows 10 hardware, from the Surface Book to cheap laptops". Nevertheless, the device is already on pre-order from the Microsoft Store . Windows 10 S , which Microsoft unveiled at a Tuesday event in New York City, isn't intended for existing PCs.

Author: 0 SKorea's new president may head north

The Democratic Party candidate had 39.36% of the votes, followed by conservative Hong Jun-pyo at 26.71% and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo at 21.8%, with around 34% of the ballots counted, according to CNN . The May 8 vote was held to pick a successor to Park, who was impeached over alleged corruption charges and is now jailed after the top court upheld her parliamentary impeachment.

Science Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle
Author: 0 Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle

Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, who is employed by the Consistoire, also spoke of his satisfaction from the vote. President of Dashmesh Sikh Academy, Paris , Rajbir Singh said there was much relief for the Sikhs living in France as many had made their mind to leave the nation if Le Pen was elected since they would have been barred from wearing turban.

Author: 0 Le Pen's Father Says Stance on Euro, EU Dragged Her Down

But he is inexperienced, has no political party and must fashion a working parliamentary majority after legislative elections next month. Announcing the changes, the movement's secretary general, Richard Ferrand, said the organization will be "a new political force" on the landscape redrawn by Macron's victory.

Author: 0 Amazon to launch new touchscreen version of the Echo

Amazon has launched the next generation of its AI-powered speaker - the Echo Show . Another feature called Drop In allows users to send messages to other Echo Show devices "for the special cases when you want to connect with your closest friends and family", Amazon said.

Author: 0 Windows 10 S will have Edge permanently set as your default browser

If users try to install an app from outside the Windows Store, they will be directed to the same app in the Windows Store, or if one isn't available, an equivalent program will be suggested. Unfortunately, Microsoft will no longer guarantee your machine has the same battery life or speed performance as it once did on Windows 10 S. While that's still much cheaper than Apple's entry-level MacBook Pro, it's a far cry from the affordable Chromebooks that Microsoft is setting its sights firmly ...

Science Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom launched: Know specs, features and price
Author: 0 Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom launched: Know specs, features and price

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom is the successor of the previously announced ZenFone Zoom. Unfortunately, the Google Tango and Daydream-compatible AR and VR flagship is still not available commercially, with the Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom also needing way too long to reach online and offline United States stores.

Author: 0 Amazon launches new Echo with a touchscreen

You can then tell your Echo , "Alexa, call Mom", to start a call, and converse using the Show instead of a phone. It's capable of showing notifications, playing internet video, showing lyrics on Amazon Music, and it can also allow conversations between different devices in the same house.

Author: 0 Cook: Apple Spending $1B for Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Apple has apparently already chosen the company in which it will invest, but won't announce that just yet. iPhone and iPad sales have fallen year-on-year, according to quarterly reports released by Apple . The decline could be down to users waiting for the launch of the 10th-anniversary edition later this year (iPhones are usually revealed to the world in September).

Science Philippine leader names his senator ally new foreign chief
Author: 0 Philippine leader names his senator ally new foreign chief

Bolivar said Duterte might discuss "issues of common concern between the Philippines and China", if he is able to secure a bilateral meet with Xi. Duterte is coming close to forfeiting Philippine claims in the South China Sea and is deliberately fostering a spirit and policy of capitulation to China on the disputed territories and freedom on navigation in the Asia-Pacific.

Science Samsung flags record profits despite Galaxy Note fiasco
Author: 0 Samsung flags record profits despite Galaxy Note fiasco

More than 50,000 Note 7 smartphones were reclaimed from consumers in Australia, where Samsung later crippled the smartphones with software updates and forced them off local phone networks. It also announced a share buyback worth 2.3 trillion won. The company's new flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, did not launch until the end of April, meaning that those figures won't be available until the company posts its results for the second quarter.

Science Amazon gives voice-enabled speaker a screen, video calling
Author: 0 Amazon gives voice-enabled speaker a screen, video calling

Amazon's calling and messaging could be used regardless of phone or laptop operating systems, with Alexa being the uniting platform. Amazon's Echo is expected to contin. The Echo and Echo Dot lack screens and cameras, so calls will be limited to audio. Aside from the obvious physical differences- the Echo Show stands at 18.7cm tall, compared to the 23.5cm Echo - the new, screen-equipped Echo does, on paper, have slightly better hardware for playing music and picking up voices.

Author: 0 At Berkeley, a Speaker's Cancellation Spurs New Battles Over Free Speech

She announced the university's decision in a series of tweets . University officials said organizers erred by inviting Coulter without notifying campus officials in advance, as is required of all student groups, and by failing to submit to a "security assessment" to determine a suitable venue for the event.

Author: 0 IPhone suffers another sales drop

Apple's earnings results for the second quarter of its fiscal year revealed that it sold 50.8 million iPhone units for the months of January to March for a revenue of $33.2 billion. The quarter ending 1 April saw no new flagship iPhones, though there was a refreshed iPhone SE and a special edition red model. Revenues in the period were up by $2.3bn to $52.9bn (£40.9bn), while profits increased by $513m to $11bn.

Science US space plane on secret mission lands back on Earth
Author: 0 US space plane on secret mission lands back on Earth

Early Sunday, the X37B was on its way to land on a runway located at Cape Canaveral . Two generations of reusable space planes came face to face - or nose to tail, rather - over the weekend. They announced the landing only after the event. While every mission SpaceX performs is covered in fine detail and we all await the next news surrounding Virgin Galactic's attempts to commercialize space flight, the US Air Force is busy quietly flying an experimental space plane around the Earth.

Science Tesla (TSLA) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds
Author: 0 Tesla (TSLA) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $79.5 on the company shares. The stock was sold at an average price of $301.45, for a total transaction of $150,725.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link .

Science Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS)
Author: 0 Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS)

The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that calculates the speed and change of price movements. Amyris, Inc. While looking at the Stock's Performance, Amyris, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -35.48%, where Monthly Performance is -30.1%, Quarterly performance is -34.22%, 6 Months performance is -56.43% and yearly performance percentage is -60.06%.

Author: 0 Google Cloud, Google Sales, Made For Strong Alphabet Q1

IBD'S TAKE: Alphabet stock is up 16% in 2017 with Friday's gain but has lagged its FANG (Facebook, Amazon .com, Netflix) peers for more than a year. The Google parent is still dealing with a controversy regarding some ads that appeared in potentially offensive content, resulting in some advertisers boycotting YouTube and some Google services.

Author: 0 Amazon Officially Unveils Its New 'Amazon Echo Show' With Video Calling

Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. " Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things", Amazon says on its site. Once they have granted access, you can drop-in on your contact and launch a video call. The Amazon Echo Show can do anything the OG Amazon Echo can do - except better! The device also streams music on Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.

Author: 0 Upgrade the Surface Laptop to Windows 10 Pro for Free

Although users are yet to experience the actual battery performance of the all-new device, Microsoft has assured that its flagship laptop is specifically created to outlast any version of MacBook available in the market today. Unlike the Chromebooks, Windows 10 S machines can run the full desktop versions of different apps. A good summary of the Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S can be found here, and here, at our sister publication The Inquirer .

Science OnePlus 3T Gunmetal 128GB version no longer for sale
Author: 0 OnePlus 3T Gunmetal 128GB version no longer for sale

The discount and discontinuation of the 128GB variant of the highly successful OnePlus 3T have a hidden meaning, but it's a no brainer for those who have been following the latest developments from the OEM. However, there are some reports that the company has chose to discontinue the 128GB version of the device. While checking out the OnePlus store site, we witnessed as soon as we click on the OnePlus 3T 128GB option priced at Rs 34,999, the site shows "Discontinued".

Science Sketches of OnePlus 5 Reaffirms Dual-Lens Camera in the Smartphone
Author: 0 Sketches of OnePlus 5 Reaffirms Dual-Lens Camera in the Smartphone

As per GearBest , the OnePlus 5 will have a 5.5-inch 2K display with 1440x2560-pixel resolution. Today, alleged design sketches of the device have surfaced online. Contrary to previous spy shots of the handset, the next flagship smartphone will be getting a horizontal dual camera setup. As per the leaked images (courtesy, Android Pure ), OnePlus 5 is expected to have major upgrade in terms of design language.

Science Here's What To Expect From Snapchat's First Earnings Report
Author: 0 Here's What To Expect From Snapchat's First Earnings Report

As you can probably tell from the name, this is essentially a rip-off of Snapchat's iconic stream of videos from all the people you follow. Metrics were taken from quarterly earnings reports and stock prices were recorded one day before the quarter's earnings release, at close (the last possible point when the stock price would not be affected by the earnings release).

Science Emmanuel Macron tells Donald Trump he'll defend 'important' Paris climate change deal
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron tells Donald Trump he'll defend 'important' Paris climate change deal

White House officials are expected to huddle on Tuesday to discuss the fate of the agreement - with business leaders and the worldwide community pressing the stay in the agreement, and Trump's conservative allies urging an exit. Climate negotiators are now meeting in Bonn to start drafting a guide for member countries to carry out the accord. China's President Xi Jinping has proven steady on his stance on climate change.

Author: 0 Macron's Election Gives Gasping EU a Breath of Fresh Air

Markets breathed a sigh of relief as the vote result effectively eliminates any risk of France leaving the eurozone - a departure advocated by the eurosceptic Le Pen. Both as permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and big countries with significant global influence, China and France bear special important responsibilities to world peace and development, Xi said.

Science South Korea's ousted leader alone, kept in dark on election
Author: 0 South Korea's ousted leader alone, kept in dark on election

This comes after former President Park Geun-hye was removed over accusations of bribery and abuse-of-power which catalysed frustrations over jobs and slowing growth. Supporters cheered Moon and waved the national flag as he arrived at the National Assembly to join his party members on Tuesday night. Democrats have only 119 seats in the 299-seat parliament, and general elections are not due until 2020.

Science United Nations climate talks begin amid uncertainty over U.S. position
Author: 0 United Nations climate talks begin amid uncertainty over U.S. position

In a historic show of unity, America joined virtually every other country in pledging reductions to carbon pollution that will make our planet cleaner tomorrow than today. Trump has resolved to announce his intentions by this month's Group of 7 meeting in Sicily, meaning a decision to withdraw could isolate him at his first gathering of world leaders.

Author: 0 Google's Project Zero at it again with "crazy bad" Windows vulnerability

Late Monday, the Redmond giant issued a security advisory for CVE-2017-0290, a remote code execution flaw impacting the Windows operating system. On Saturday, Ormandy tweeted that he and colleague Natalie Silvanovich has found a Windows remote code execution vulnerability that he labeled "crazy bad".

Author: 0 Capitals defeat Penguins in Game 5 to stay alive

In the last two games, he's got three goals and an assist. Saturday night, in a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, these once-damned Capitals rose from the dead. No Penguins forward put more than two shots on goal, and Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel managed one each. Sullivan said Crosby was not evaluated for a concussion , and Crosby said he had the wind knocked out of him.

Author: 0 Windows Defender just had to defend itself from a seriously nasty bug

Microsoft has explained that if the attacked system has real time protection activated on it, the exploit is immediately triggered when the infected file or files are scanned. Google's security researchers regularly try to discover vulnerabilities in the company's own software products, as well as those developed by other firms, such as Microsoft and Apple.

Science Amazon Cuts Free Shipping to $25
Author: 0 Amazon Cuts Free Shipping to $25

Amazon has a free shipping minimum in place for those who don't subscribe to its Prime membership program. Amazon's website now reads that online orders of $25 or more, featuring eligible items, will qualify for free shipping. This still would have followed Walmart's launch of Pickup Discount , but not the increase to Target's minimum. Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has dropped its free shipping minimum to $25.

Author: 0 Comey Says No Regrets: "Choice to Speak Out or Conceal"

Comey said he felt he had to speak out at that time because he had repeatedly told lawmakers the Clinton email probe was over. In her sit down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, she said "I'm now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance".

Author: 0 Top Trump advisers to discuss pulling out from climate deal

However, fears loom large that if the world's number two carbon polluter, the United States, pulls out, it will throw the pact into disarray. Climate negotiators are now meeting in Bonn to start drafting a guide for member countries to carry out the accord.