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Houston Texans lead Cincinnati Bengals 13-9

Houston Texans lead Cincinnati Bengals 13-9

Dalton lets Bengals down again, now what? . That play set up the Texans' first score of the game to grab an early 3-0 lead. "We can live with Andy missing a throw here or there", Green added. Thursday will be a physical game, but for the loser, an 0-2 hole to start the season may prove insurmountable. Nine of the first 12 drives ended in punts. Read More

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Volkswagen Announce Ambitions to Create Electric Versions of their Entire Portfolio

Volkswagen Announce Ambitions to Create Electric Versions of their Entire Portfolio

As part of their commitment to adapting and offering more sustainable vehicles, Volkswagen will be delivering more than 80 new electric vehicles to their customers by 2025. The VW ID Crozz crossover concept gets subtle design changes; set to enter production in 2020 . In order to meet this huge requirement, a tender process has been initiated with regard to long-term strategic partnerships for China, Europe and North America. Read More

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Mi Notebook Pro Specifications and Features Announced

Mi Notebook Pro Specifications and Features Announced

The 15.6-inch display on the notebook comes with Gorilla glass 3 protection and the keyboard comes fully backlit with full sized navigation keys. The Mi Notebook Pro is powered by Intel eight generation Intel Core i7 processor. In addition, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro has an improved keyboard, a Harman Infinity custom speakers and Dolby certification. The mid-range option drops the RAM to 8GB, while the entry-level Mi Notebook Pro also drops the processor down to a Core i5 8250U. Read More

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson home safe after record stay aboard space station

Astronaut Peggy Whitson home safe after record stay aboard space station

Russia's Yurchikhin holds the record for spending the longest duration of time in space. Whitson arrived to the International Space Station on November 17, 2016 and spent almost one year on the orbit. She is in eighth position on the list of endurance of astronauts, according to NASA. But Whitson said she will miss life on the space station. During her expeditions, she continually asked for more scientific research to do. Read More

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Cummins to build all-electric HGV engines from 2019

Cummins to build all-electric HGV engines from 2019

Rumours of a 300-mile range - on pure battery power - already give it the edge over the Cummins, and other rumours suggest Tesla will unveil its new project within the next few weeks. Cummins is to supply a fully integrated battery electronics system, buying the cells from an unnamed provider, with production to begin in 2019. Cummins, best known as a maker of diesel engines, is expanding its natural gas products and moving toward electric engines. Read More

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YouTube Unveils Updated Look, New Features & Logo

YouTube Unveils Updated Look, New Features & Logo

The service is trying to expand beyond user-created videos and into more professional content, better enabling it to compete with the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, which are all also investing in their own shows and movies. The post highlights one of the new desktop designs called Dark Theme, which turns the background dark and enables a more "cinematic" experience. A new logo that loses the emphasis on Tube and adds the now-iconic play button. Read More

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Navy fires commander of 7th Fleet after deadly USS McCain collision

The Navy last week said the Fitzgerald's captain was being relieved of his command and other sailors were being punished after poor seamanship and flaws in keeping watch were found to have contributed to its collision. The Navy has improved on maintenance since the report , but training is still lacking, said Jerry Hendrix, a former Navy officer and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C. Read More

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Rocket League Reveals Mario And Metroid Series Vehicles

Rocket League Reveals Mario And Metroid Series Vehicles

So what better way to celebrate a partnership with Nintendo than to reveal three new Battle-cars coming with the game's release. The Mario and Luigi vehicles are technically one NSR auto that come in two different colors. Unlockable for free when the game launches, you'll be able to duke it out in a Mario NSR, a Luigi NSR and a auto styled after Samus' Gunship from the Metroid games. Read More

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Samsung says it's building an Echo-like smart speaker

Samsung has promised further features for its smart assistant such as Bixby Vision, which will allow users to point their phone camera at an object and get relevant information. Samsung also reportedly expressed concerns over its ability to make a dent in the home speaker market, thanks to this late start and strong products from other competitors. Read More

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OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color

OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color

Today, the company launched the Slate Gray color variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage in India. The new shade is up for grabs as part of the OnePlus Super Seller Week that will kick off on 21 August and end on August 25. The imaging aspects include a dual-rear camera setup with 16MP (Sony IMX398) and 20MP (Sony IMX350) sensors and a 16MP front-facer as well. There is a fingerprint sensor on board the OnePlus 5 and the same is embedded into the home button at the front. Read More

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Baltimore's Confederate Monument Was Never About 'History and Culture'

Baltimore's Confederate Monument Was Never About 'History and Culture'

He asked that the Virginia legislature meet in emergency session to change the law so the city could swiftly take down its Confederate monuments - a request not likely to be granted, according to a spokesman for the governor. But they weren't insane to treat the statue as a vestige of white supremacy. "Why would you put a statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson in 1948 in Baltimore? ". Read More

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Guest opinion: How to be safe during Monday's eclipse

Guest opinion: How to be safe during Monday's eclipse

According to Dr. Jon Pederson, president of Colorado Optometric Association, "The main eye health concern regarding direct sun exposure is " eclipse blindness" or retinal burns caused by high-intensity visible light". NASA says you should inspect the glasses for the manufacturer's name and address printed on the product, a label noting the ISO 12312-2 worldwide standard, a manufacturing date less than three years old, and no wrinkles or scratches on the lenses. Read More

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Google Launches 'Allo For Web' Browser Messaging Client

Google Launches 'Allo For Web' Browser Messaging Client

As the site explains, Allo "learns if you're more of a "haha" or "lol" person so the more you use Allo , the more "you" the suggestions become". Do you plan on using Allo on the web? We should be really close. That's doubly true when you realize that your phone needs to be continuously paired with your computer in order to use the web app. And that's pretty much it. Read More

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In Antarctica discovered a serious threat to humanity

In Antarctica discovered a serious threat to humanity

Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth - two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica . In fact, the authors reported that the density of the volcanoes is almost one per 4,800 square miles of land - making it comparable to the East African Rift, which has one volcano per 4,500 square miles, according to The Verge . Read More

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Venezuela: Assembly campaign head asks electoral council to check vote tally

Venezuela: Assembly campaign head asks electoral council to check vote tally

The Chilean foreign minister said that a judge from Venezuela's alternative top court took shelter on Thursday at the Chilean Embassy in Caracas , which already hosts four his colleagues and an opposition leader. Ortega, one of Maduro's most vocal critics, has ordered an investigation into "scandalous" electoral fraud, after a British-based technology firm contracted for the vote, Smartmatic, said Maduro had exaggerated the turnout. Read More

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Italian Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper Of British Model

Italian Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper Of British Model

A polish national who lives in the United Kingdom has been arrested on kidnapping charges. The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was held prisoner for a week after being drugged, authorities said. She was loaded into the trunk of a vehicle and taken to a cabin on the outskirts of Lemie, a remote town in the Italian Alps, she told authorities. Read More

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Russian Federation may expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic staff

Russian Federation may expel hundreds of U.S. diplomatic staff

The bill would affect a range of Russian industries and might further hurt the Russian economy, already weakened by 2014 sanctions imposed after the Ukraine crisis. The sanctions package imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. And he's blasted as a "witch hunt" investigations into the extent of Russia's interference and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow. Read More

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Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

Samsung also said its net profit soared 89 percent year-on-year to reach 11 trillion won ($9.88 billion) - a trillion won higher than estimated by Yonhap Infomax. In May, Samsung said it had sold over 5 million Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus units. Lee is facing charges of bribery and corruption related to a far-reaching scandal that resulted in the ouster of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye earlier this year. Read More

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Adobe Flash Death Date Announced By Adobe

Adobe Flash Death Date Announced By Adobe

Despite a long list of technological disadvantages and better technology emerging, Adobe's Flash Player has refused to die on its own. Now, that number has fallen to 17% and continues to drop, according to Google . With, most recently, support for DRM-protected video being incorporated into HTML5, the need for Flash is largely eliminated. Internet Explorer will continue to allow Flash with no special permissions required during this time. Read More

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The Open, Brendan Grace Shoots A Historic 62 In Round 3

The South African shot an 8-under-62 Saturday, the lowest score ever in a major championship. The stunning round from Grace jumped him from a tie for 45th to a tie for fourth on moving day. Grace, whose playing partner Jason Dufner shot a 66, insisted after his round that he had no idea he had made history. Having holed a monstrously long birdie putt at the 16th, he picked up another shot at the par-five 17th to lay his platform for history. Read More

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GE stocks falls to the lowest level in the past 19 months

GE stocks falls to the lowest level in the past 19 months

Operating cash flow from GE's continuing industrial operations, adjusted to exclude deal taxes and pension plan funding, rose from $65 million to $1.47 billion year over year in the quarter. He acquired power assets from France's Alstom, merged GE's oil and gas business with Baker Hughes, and moved the headquarters to Boston. Cash flow in GE's industrial segment was a positive $1.5 billion after a shocking first-quarter shortfall of $1.6 billion. Read More

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