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Science Land Rover announces Range Rover Evoque Landmark
Author: 0 Land Rover announces Range Rover Evoque Landmark

On the inside, the Range Rover Evoque Landmark features perforated black leather seats with contrasting "Light Lunar" stitching, plus a dark grey brushed satin finish for the centre console. This option requires a SIM data plan. That's a fairly staggering claim, particularly given it's around double the amount of "regular" Range Rovers that have sold in the six years since the Evoque's arrival.

Science Google may finally have a solution for the agony of Android updates
Author: 0 Google may finally have a solution for the agony of Android updates

Before Treble, every new Android update would require a rework of the silicon vendor's low-level software. Starting with Android O, the OS is being re-engineered to make updates easier, faster, and less costly for manufacturers. Silicon manufacturers (Qualcomm, Samsung Exynos, etc) "modify the new release for their specific hardware" and do things like make sure drivers and power management will still work.

Science Look away Roy Keane...Jose Mourinho disagrees with you again
Author: 0 Look away Roy Keane...Jose Mourinho disagrees with you again

Winning the Europa League offers a direct route to next season's Champions League group stage, which is crucial to United as it is fifth in the English Premier League and unlikely to finish in the top four qualifying places. As expected before the game both managers made many changes to their teams after resting a lot of players for their respective games at the weekend.

Author: 0 Apple's iTunes Is Heading To Windows Store

Microsoft previewed the update Thursday in Seattle during its annual conference for applications developers. Microsoft introduced a feature called Timeline . Microsoft also showed off its new Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint. The feature is powered by SwiftKey, so you'll need to have that app installed in order to make use of this nifty feature.

Science The millionth Porsche 911
Author: 0 The millionth Porsche 911

Porsche was set to put a plug-in-hybrid version of the next-gen 911 sports vehicle into series production, but we've learned the project was killed a while ago-last year, in fact, according to August Achleitner, head of 718 and 911 development.

Science Zombie Shooter Arizona Sunshine Comes to PSVR in June 2017
Author: 0 Zombie Shooter Arizona Sunshine Comes to PSVR in June 2017

We don't know an exact release date in June, but it's certainly one for PSVR players to keep an eye on, especially since it's been quite successful thus far, earning $1.4 million United States dollars in its first month of release. You can see what the game looks like running on the PlayStation VR with the teaser trailer below. But beware, more warm brains mean more hungry undead.

Author: 0 Indonesian court sentences ex governor to 2 years in prison for blasphemy

The verdict raised lots of dusts amongst protesters outside the court. Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch described the verdict as "a huge setback" for Indonesia's record of tolerance and for minorities. He was immediately taken to Cipinang Prison in east Jakarta . Jakarta's Christian governor has been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting Islam.

Science NASA astronauts performing 200th spacewalk at ISS
Author: 0 NASA astronauts performing 200th spacewalk at ISS

The device - a bit unwieldy at more than 5 feet long - supplies electricity and data to science experiments on the outside of the station. Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer did some maintenance on the ISS, including work on an adapter for a new global docking port for commercial crew spacecraft.

Science Top 3 Smartphones to buy in 2017
Author: 0 Top 3 Smartphones to buy in 2017

As yet there are no details on what other countries the device will launch in. AT&T last week began offering at least $200 off the price of an S8 or S8 Plus for users who trade in a used handset worth $20 or more, as BGR reported . On the front, we have an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Otherwise, both sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, with a micro SD card slot and a 12-megapixel camera around the back.

Science Get an wonderful deal on Alan Wake before it disappears from stores
Author: 0 Get an wonderful deal on Alan Wake before it disappears from stores

If you do not already own Alan Wake on Steam or the Xbox Store but want a copy, you will have to act soon. Alan Wake: American Nightmare will remain in stores and online. If you haven't played Alan Wake before, we heartily recommend picking it up - not just because it's ludicrously cheap, but because it's a genuinely excellent horror game with a very Stephen King atmosphere.

Science Giant squid carcass washes up on remote Indonesian beach
Author: 0 Giant squid carcass washes up on remote Indonesian beach

The bloated 15 metre corpse is believed to have been dead for at least three days by the time it was found. Pictures show the monstrous creature's discolored body lying in shallow water on the island, turning the surrounding ocean red. In another video, below, initially posted to the official Facebook page of the Indonesian Army , a man says of the mysterious creature , "A giant squid has washed ashore in the island of Seram, in Hulung village".

Science Airtel, micromax tie up to offer bundled services
Author: 0 Airtel, micromax tie up to offer bundled services

But, at Rs. 24,999 the hefty price tag it carried was pretty underwhelming. Also, the calling minutes come at no additional pays. The sub-Rs 12,000 smartphone gets the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5. "Micromax Canvas 2 is the first phone in India Corning with Gorilla Glass 5". The 5-inch display of the Canvas 2 2017 comes with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and offers 400nits of brightness.

Science Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofs
Author: 0 Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofs

Tesla's Solar Roof uses both solar and non-solar tiles. In October, Tesla will begin with production of two roofing tiles featuring a smooth glass and a textured glass tile. Tesla created a Solar Roof calculator that lets homeowners estimate the upfront price of Solar Roof, as well as the value of the energy it can generate for their home.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches government spy satellite, lands rocket stage

Elon Musk announced Monday, May 1, 2017 , on Twitter that SpaceX's spy satellite launch was successful. The operation went smoothly on Monday, marking SpaceX's first flight for the U.S. "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6% of the theoretical load limit". Musk believes reusable rockets are the key to drastically cutting launch costs, eventually making it possible to fulfill his vision of colonizing Mars.

Author: 0 Kapil Mishra, on hunger strike against Arvind Kejriwal, attacked

Mishra claimed he was an associate of Delhi minister Satyendra Jain, whom the legislator has accused of handing Rs 2 crore in cash to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the party has always been against any sort of violence in politics, adding that instead it has always been a victim of it.

Science Saudi Mercenaries Killed in Yemeni Forces' Attacks
Author: 0 Saudi Mercenaries Killed in Yemeni Forces' Attacks

Saleh on Tuesday said 11,000 rebels had been killed and more than 25,000 injured in the past two years. A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Yemen's Houthi rebels March 2015. Saudi Arabia's rulers, who fought a bloody al-Qaida insurgency in the years after 9/11 and who now face another from the Islamic State group, long have denied funding extremists.

Science In phone conversation, Moon and Trump reaffirm alliance
Author: 0 In phone conversation, Moon and Trump reaffirm alliance

Moon has said he wants South Korea to be a "responsible" player in the region, which also iinvolves improving ties with China. During his call with Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, the two leaders agreed that their countries must not let their hard history hamper co-operation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear program, Moon's office said.

Author: 0 500 million devices running Windows 10

Nadella also cited growth milestones such as 500 million monthly active Windows 10 users, 100 million commercial users of Office 365, and 140 million monthly active users of Cortana, of which the majority are on the desktop. Right now, Live Player works by compiling the code developers write to an intermediate language (often called "byte code") and then interpreting that code within the app.

Author: 0 Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

The new device number is up 25% from last September, the last time Microsoft disclosed Windows 10's progress. The Microsoft services that can run on these devices include Azure Machine Learning, Stream Analytics (which came to Edge devices earlier this year), Azure Functions, Microsoft's AI services and the Azure IoT Hub.

Author: 0 Freeland praises Tillerson's work on Arctic Council climate change statement

Climate change was the biggest issue at the biennial meeting of the Arctic Council in Fairbanks, which was overshadowed by the uncertainties over Mr Trump's policy. The council does not make policy or allocate resources, and its decisions must be unanimous. David A. Balton, a deputy assistant secretary of State who has worked on Arctic issues in previous administrations, told reporters on Monday that outside issues between the countries "don't manifest themselves in the work of the Arctic ...

Science Google device codenamed 'Taimen' spotted on Geekbench with 4GB of RAM
Author: 0 Google device codenamed 'Taimen' spotted on Geekbench with 4GB of RAM

Whatever the case may be, with the rising popularity of the Pixel brand, LG could see an increase in smartphone revenue if it chooses to partner with Google once again, just as HTC did. LG made some of the most popular Nexus devices that preceded the Pixel, including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 5X. But, we can hope that in the coming few weeks, we will have details of these devices.

Science United States participation in Belt and Road Initiative welcomed
Author: 0 United States participation in Belt and Road Initiative welcomed

The other part of the project concerns maritime routes that will connect China with South East Asia, South Asia and ports up and down the east coast of Africa. For OBOR's advocates - and there many in India too - Delhi is making a big mistake and risks missing out on a $1 trillion (Rs 64,69,549 crore) game changer for Asia, that will ostensibly bring infrastructure and prosperity to everyone but India.

Author: 0 Fairbanks meeting participants to adopt declaration on Arctic peace commitment

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the welcoming ceremony to kick off Arctic Council events in Fairbanks, Alaska , on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "The Paris climate agreement is the cornerstone for mitigating climate change", Mr Soini said. David A. Balton, a deputy assistant secretary of State who has worked on Arctic issues in previous administrations, told reporters on Monday that outside issues between the countries "don't manifest themselves in the work of the Arctic Council".

Science NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune'
Author: 0 NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune'

It is being designated as "Warm" Neptune as it is much closer to its parent star. NASA's Wakeford said in the statement: "Astronomers have just begun to investigate the atmospheres of these distant Neptune-mass planets, and nearly right away, we found an example that goes against the trend in our solar system".

Author: 0 Modi to miss China's 'Silk Road' summit

English language commentary from Xinhua last week asked the question, "Why do Western commentators look at China's Belt and Road Initiative with Cold War prejudice?" Proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jinping to promote a vision of expanding links between Asia, Africa and Europe underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment, the project is broad on ambition but still short on specifics.

Author: 0 Oh Snap! Snapchat Parent Loses $6 Billion in Market Value Overnight

The figures show Snap and Snapchat continue to grow in all aspects, but that increase has slowed down on a quarterly basis, particularly after Facebook introduced Instagram Stories as a jab to its rival past year. It fell more than 25 per cent in after-hours trading Wednesday, erasing most of Snap's gains since its IPO at US$17 a share. Not to miss out on the trend , Facebook also launched disappearing stories this year.

Science Volkswagen US unit names compliance officer after diesel scandal
Author: 0 Volkswagen US unit names compliance officer after diesel scandal

In the latest deal, owners of the diesel versions of the 2009 to 2012 Volkswagen Touareg and 2009 to 2012 Audi Q7 will qualify for a buyback at retail value because those vehicles can not be feasibly retrofitted into compliance. Volkswagen has developed fixes for some of those vehicles. VW has also agreed to a separate settlement with California that requires it to pay $25 million to the California Air Resources Board to support efforts to boost the use of zero-emissions vehicles by July 1.

Author: 0 Microsoft takes aim at Alexa with Cortana Skills Kit

Right now, the skills will work on Cortana for Windows 10, Android, iOS and the recently announced Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon Invoke speaker. The build is powered by a Windows 10 device with 4 GB of RAM, with the help of Unity to create the model.

Science Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments
Author: 0 Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

As we've reported , the FCC announced a plan late last month to reverse net neutrality rules by ending the reclassification of internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon as utilities under Title II of federal law. In total, the agency has received more than 550,000 comments so far. But it is odd to see so many comments submitted so quickly, and, it seems, by people who didn't actually submit them.

Science Cellino Is Suing Barnes
Author: 0 Cellino Is Suing Barnes

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times. Documents related to Cellino's suit against his firm, filed on Wednesday, have been sealed but the court. Cellino; however, we reiterate that regardless of outcome, the firm will continue to do business in the many markets we serve ", it said on Wednesday.

Science Cortana finally getting its own hardware home
Author: 0 Cortana finally getting its own hardware home

It will interact with any of your Windows 10 devices (PC, phone, tablet, etc), where you will be able to set up and interact with Cortana's features . 'We are excited to partner with Harman Kardon to create a speaker that combines premium audio and stylish design with the intelligence of Cortana.' said Jordi Ribas, CVP, AI Products at Microsoft .

Science Google's Fuchsia OS looks like a redesigned Android
Author: 0 Google's Fuchsia OS looks like a redesigned Android

Talking about different cards, they look like Google Now suggestions. There's a split-screen mode as well, and the Home screen is a vertical list of cards (apps), with the User profile in the center. There are talks that the Fuchsia might not only replace Android, but will become the new touchstone for the operating system of any Google device.

Science Black Ops 3 update 1.22 readies game ahead of Zombies Chronicles
Author: 0 Black Ops 3 update 1.22 readies game ahead of Zombies Chronicles

The full patch notes can be viewed below. This new DLC for the game includes some remastered zombie maps from Call of Duty's past. Ballistic Knife blades are now recoverable. Aside from today's patch, Black Ops 3 will be hosting the Community Headshot Event through both multiplayer and zombie game modes, which will allow you to earn a number of rewards.

Science 10-year lifespan gain for some HIV-infected patients
Author: 0 10-year lifespan gain for some HIV-infected patients

HIV patients are now treated with antiretroviral therapy , a combination of three or more drugs taken daily to prevent the virus from replicating. "People aged over 50 now represent one in three of all those living with HIV ", he said. "However, further efforts are needed if life expectancy is to match that of the general population".

Science Payday 2 getting VR mode this year
Author: 0 Payday 2 getting VR mode this year

The game is coming to HTC Vive VR and will soon immerse you in a whole new world of heists. The beta is due to start later this year. This sounds like it will be a major addition to the game, and the fact that it's being released for free should make fans of the game happy.

Science Thala Ajith Kumar's 'Vivegam' Teaser Released on Yesterday Midnight
Author: 0 Thala Ajith Kumar's 'Vivegam' Teaser Released on Yesterday Midnight

Ajith looks awesome in the trailer which has enough stunt sequences to make Ajith's fans go mad. Thala Ajith Kumar is back with his much-talked-about action thriller Vivegam. Initially, The teaser is slated to release on May 18th but preponed to May 11th. Many people watched the teaser as soon as it got released in the late night.

Author: 0 Microsoft is halfway to its goal of 1 billion Windows 10 devices

CEO Satya Nadella is due to announce the milestone in his keynote address this morning at Microsoft's Build conference for developers in Seattle, WA. Today's 500 million figure shows the company is roughly on schedule with its revised estimates, and it's a large number of devices that makes it increasingly harder for developers to ignore.

Science Olaf: Racist note that prompted protests was fake
Author: 0 Olaf: Racist note that prompted protests was fake

Before sharing instances of racism on campus, the members laid out a list of demands for the administration. In his first email to students, Anderson said the school "confronted a person of interest who confessed to writing the note ..." Anderson said in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio that the fabricated letter aside, there are nine different investigations still ongoing concerning students receiving racist letters.

Science Xiaomi opens its first offline store in India
Author: 0 Xiaomi opens its first offline store in India

Of course, if one is interested in buying a Xiaomi product, everything that's on sale in India from Xiaomi will also be available at the Mi Home store. "When we launched in India, we were online only, and this helped us to reduce a lot of the layers between us and the customer", says Jain, "because otherwise you'd have a national distributor, then a regional distributor, and then a local retailer, and then you finally reach the consumer".

Science Microsoft Teams' developers can now publish their apps
Author: 0 Microsoft Teams' developers can now publish their apps

It's now a Microsoft Garage test project, with sign-up access located here. The new chat-based workspace in Office 365 is now completely open to developers, which can now publish Microsoft Teams apps in the Office Store . This centralized deployment is also now supported on Office for Mac and Office Online, letting admins deploy add-ins from the Office Store and using deployment scripts, according to Microsoft.

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 ".

Science Google warns of phishing email scam
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".

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.