Sci-tech

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

Nauert said that the administration is "contemplating" restricting American travel to North Korea , but a decision has not been reached. When Warmbier was first detained in Pyongyang airport allegedly for a "hostile act" - which turned out according to his conviction to be stealing a propaganda poster - there was already another American in North Korean custody . Read More

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Cavaliers trying to acquire Jimmy Butler

Cavaliers trying to acquire Jimmy Butler

Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday afternoon that although the Bulls' asking price for Butler "remains elevated", the Timberwolves have already had discussions with Chicago about a possible trade. 1 overall to draft Markelle Fultz on Thursday. And if and when they land Butler, the C's will then focus their attention on impending free agent Gordon Hayward . Read More

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Sony's Ryan on Switch, Xbox One X, and defending Europe

Leave it to PC World to answer the value question in the best way possible: by attempting to build a 4K-capable gaming PC for the price of an Xbox One X. While the PS4 Pro has 8 GB of RAM the Xbox One X has 12 GB of GDDR5 memory . While there's no questioning the profound impact Halo: Combat Evolved had on the gaming industry, Bungie's integration of Xbox Live with Halo 2 turned the already stellar offline experience into an online entertainment phenomenon. Read More

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Indian-origin doc becomes Ireland's first gay prime minister

The government I lead will not be one of left or right . But in a second piece by Reuters - featured in The New York Times - it looks at his Indian roots, featuring the headline: Immigrant's Son Becomes Ireland's Youngest PM. Although long-awaited, the transition of power has been relatively smooth with Leo Varadkar securing resounding support in a leadership contest, including huge backing among his parliamentary colleagues. Read More

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G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the USA isolated

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the USA isolated

The top US official at the meeting, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt , left the meeting after only few hours of one-on-one talks held with his counterparts from Germany, Japan , and Britain. Canada, France , Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom signed the communiqué . Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will cause that relationship to worsen because it sends a signal to the United States' European allies that the U.S.is abandoning them on fighting climate ... Read More

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Xbox Exec Criticizes Sony's Backward Compatibility Stance

Phil Spencer has also provided more details on how the backwards compatibility service would work on Project Scorpio as we get closer to launch. A sample of nearly 1 million active Xbox One accounts obtained by Ars Technica showed that only 1.5 percent of the more than 1.65 billion minutes of Xbox One usage time was spent using backwards compatibility. Read More

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War Machine, MMA fighter, sentenced to life in prison

War Machine, MMA fighter, sentenced to life in prison

Thomas was choked and punched for several minutes while Mack was left with a fractured eye socket, other facial fractures, a lacerated liver, broken ribs and two lost teeth. I've hated the way that I think. At trial, Koppenhaver's defense mentioned issues he had in his youth, notably a hatred toward his mother. He also threatened to kill her. Read More

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Apple Unveils an Amazon Echo Competitor

Apple Unveils an Amazon Echo Competitor

When the time ticks around, a blue light ring will appear on the Echo device and Alexa will remind you as commanded. Developers will keep an eye out for hints about new capabilities in the next iPhone, such as so-called augmented reality, in which digital information is overlaid on real-world images. Read More

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White House Communications Director quits

White House Communications Director quits

In an interview with The Cipher Brief, Morell, a supporter of Hillary Clinton, also warned against "over-connecting" the dots based on the reports. "I have total confidence in him". "It is way too early to come to that conclusion". He talked to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about opening up a line of communication to explore options as the new administration developed a Syria policy, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Read More

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Essential Phone is official and brought by the Android creator

Essential Phone is official and brought by the Android creator

But this new smartphone is using the dual camera just like Huawei's P9 and P10. In addition to the high quality standard photos, you can use the monochrome camera by itself for 13-megapixel "true monochrome" photos. The Essential Phone is only 7.8mm thick and weighs less than 185 grams. Alongside the removable camera, the phone will also have a charging dock that can connect via the pins on the top of the device. Read More

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Capcom Announces Monster Hunter XX for the Nintendo Switch

For now, watch the first trailer of Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. below. Although this upcoming release is an incredible new feature in the Switch library; we still haven't seen any major AAA tiles release for the console. Local multiplayer is present and there's an actual co-op battle mode where you and a friend can team up to face opponents in two-on-one action. The newest iteration of Street Fighter II in 10 years, the Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers game ... Read More

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Soon You'll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

All users have to do is activate Google Assistant and then ask it to send money, tell it the amount, and who to send it to, and that's it. Move over, Siri. The push marks another step toward infusing nearly all of Google's products with some semblance of artificial intelligence - the concept of writing software that enables computers to gradually learn to think more like humans. Read More

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HTC puts pressure-sensitive edges on new U11 smartphone

HTC puts pressure-sensitive edges on new U11 smartphone

In this case, HTC is showing off HTC U11's " Edge Sense " functionality, which lets you squeeze the phone's frame in order to capture an image, video or sound, for example. The devices had a striking look to them, solidly impressive technical specs and a suite of promising new software features. The phone is certainly a high-end device on paper, and it's got some unique features that could help it to stand out, like support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and its Edge Sense ... Read More

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Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

They also allow you to control your smart home devices through the Echo, including lighting systems, camera-enabled doorbells, and smart thermostats. This functionality will require developers to use new tools that Amazon announced on Tuesday , including the Alexa Voice Service and Alexa Skills Kit, which will be available soon. Read More

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ZeniMax suing Samsung over VR tech after winning lawsuit against Facebook's Oculus

ZeniMax suing Samsung over VR tech after winning lawsuit against Facebook's Oculus

Samsung's Gear VR was co-created with Oculus. ZeniMax, parent company of hit games such as Doom, Quake and Fallout, has filed a lawsuit against Samsung over its Gear VR headset. In addition, the jury upheld our complaint regarding the theft by John Carmack of RAGE source code and thousands of electronic files on a USB storage device which contained ZeniMax VR technology. Read More

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