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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant arrives on Fire tablets


Unlike an Amazon Echo or Fire TV though, the Fire tablets have screens... so you can view visual cards for some results. Voice commands include "Alexa, turn on the TV", or "Alexa, turn on Netflix", but since Logitech's device works with all manner of smart home products, including Philips Hue lights and Nest devices, you'll also be able to control other aspects of your smart home. Read More »

The Flash: "The New Rogues" Review


Scudder - also known as Mirror Master - manipulates reflective surfaces, turning them into portals which he can freely traverse. It makes the hairs on the back of my neck raise, so I'm going to be wary whenever he's on screen. Her mom is a renowned biomedical researcher, and Caitlin is hoping she could help her. While trapped in the mirror, Barry uses his situation as a metaphor for how he's stuck in his relationship with Iris at the moment. Read More »

New species of extremely leggy millipede discovered in a cave in California


While explaining about the penises, researchers said that tts ninth and 10th leg pairs have been converted into the millipede version of penises, known as gonopods. The millipede was one several new insect species discovered in the caves of Southern California. Its bristly mouth parts were "peculiar", and their shape suggested the animal may have lived on a diet of only fungus. Read More »

Honda rolls out Accord Hybrid in India at Rs 37 lakh


There are three driving modes on offer: EV, Hybrid and Engine. Honda Accord Hybrid has finally launched today at Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). If there is an increase in demand of hybrids, Honda would definitely seize the opportunity to launch its Odyssey Hybrid. Read More »

Puel satisfied with City draw

Southampton are braced for a tough Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, manager Claude Puel said, despite the Premier League leaders' recent winless run. "We played against a good team and it was important to keep a good structure". We're just three months into the Guardiola Era and there's no way they can play like Peak Barcelona or Peak Bayern Munich in just three months. Read More »

AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for more than $80B

An AT&T-Time Warner merger would add another player on that level to the ever-consolidating media landscape. AT&T wants to get its hands on Time Warner and they want to do it by this Monday. Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes rejected an $80 billion offer from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc in 2014, but sources said on Friday that the former suitor had no plans to renew its bid. Read More »

Soyuz rocket carrying crew of 3 blasts off from Baikonur

Soyuz rocket will be launched using thrusters at 11:05 am from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Russian, Kazakh steppe situated in the station and is engaged to 24:59 pm on Friday. The article was published on ISS welcomes Expedition 50! Cygnus will arrive at the orbiting laboratory Sunday morning, October 23, giving the newly arrived crew a couple days to get accustomed to their new home. Read More »

Twitter, Spotify Suffer Outages As US Provider Comes Under Cyber Attack

The effects were intermittent and numerous details remain scarce, although the first attack primarily affected users on the East Coast, according to Dyn. Jeff Jarmoc, head of security for global business service Salesforce, pointed out that internet infrastructure is supposed to be more robust. The U.S. Read More »

AT&T in talks to buy Time Warner

It would be the latest in a scramble of tie-ups between the owners of digital distribution networks — think cable and phone companies — and entertainment and news providers, all aimed at shoring up businesses upended by the internet. AT&T's interest "demonstrates the embedded value of media content in distribution platforms", said Steven Cahall, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. Read More »

Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter


Clinton might be happy to talk about her experience, but she (or someone on her team) seems to know that she lacks the Obama-esque gravitas that gets people, if you will, fired up and ready to go. "I said 'no" to some jokes that I thought were over the line, but I suppose you can judge for yourself on WikiLeaks in the next few days". Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump stood out at the Alfred E. Read More »

Pixel and Pixel XL Sold Through Google Store Will Be Rootable


Not only that, but they went on to say that Pixel and Pixel XL devices purchased from the Google Store "will ship with an unlockable bootloader". Pixel is the first smartphone with Google Assistant - a built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) programme that works as an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator in the vein of Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana. Read More »

'Half-headed' man arrested for arson, attempted murder


The head injury was as a result of a auto crash when he went through the windscreen and underwent drastic surgery to remove much of the front of his skull after smashing it on impact with the road. Known by his nickname " halfy ", this is not Rodriguez's first rodeo with law enforcement. Doctors fused his skull back together . A Miami man is making the news again for his mugshot. Read More »

Virginia poll gives Clinton edge over Trump

The Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll has 20.7 percent of the state still undecided and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson at 5.9 percent and Green Party nominee Jill Stein at 0. Republicans and Trump supporters strongly agree that radical Islam is the bigger threat, but Democrats and Clinton voters tend to rate Russian Federation as just as big a danger. Read More »

I 'wasn't impressed' when Clinton walked in front of me at debate


Each of his stump speeches has sharpened his attack lines about the Republican Party's presidential nominee, from his avoidance of paying taxes to his treatment of women. "He's categorically denied these , and there will be more evidence coming out that supports, you know, his position on this", Pence told Fox News. Read More »

Phil Chess, co-founder of blues label Chess Records, dies

By 1968, the company was sold to GRT, but by then, it had already paved the way for rock "n" roll. When British musicians - including the Rolling Stones , who recorded their 5 x 5 EP at the Chicago studios also run by the Chess brothers - started to pick up import records in the '60s, a new generation of rock artists was formed. Read More »

Ravens QB Flacco misses practice with shoulder injury


According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the injury is a joint irritation in his throwing shoulder. When asked about the results of an MRI, Flacco replied, "It's nothing to worry about". He has thrown for 1,589 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions for the Ravens this season. Despite having problems this season, the Ravens remain in contention and could be in first place in the AFC North if they beat the Jets, and Pittsburgh loses to New England. Read More »

Clinton expands into 'red' states; Trump again claims fraud


He said the fraud claims are code for rolling back black people's civil rights. For Trump, there is the drip-drip drama of women who have come forward to allege that he went after them with unwanted sexual advances. Republicans have tried to make Benghazi a central issue in the campaign. "But we have voters all over the country where they're not even citizens of the country, and they're voting", he said. Read More »

Orbital ATK Antares rocket launch for NASA visible in MA tonight

This is the first launch of an Antares rocket since, October 28, 2014, when the rocket exploded on the launch pad. You can also watch the full launching on NASA's livestream ! After a faulty cable glitch caused a 24-hour delay on Sunday, Orbital ATK's Antares rocket is now scheduled to blast off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 7:40pm EST on Monday for a resupply mission to the International Space Station. Read More »

Retaking Mosul: Iraq's most complex anti-IS operation

The battle to retake control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State "is going very well", a military commander spearheading the offensive has said. His men were anxious to move out to the front line, but he said he expects that they will wait near the town of Khazer for another day or two. Mosul is the place where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the ISIS caliphate - an area ruled by an Islamic government under a caliph, regarded as a successor to the Prophet Mohammed. Read More »

Comet chaser Rosetta concludes 12-year mission

Rosetta's main distinction is that it is the first ever spacecraft to orbit a comet. And the moment it's antenna made contact with the comet's surface it was switched off permanently. Eventually its solar panels would not have been able to generate enough power to keep it alive. Flight operations director Andrea Accomazzo, working on Rosetta for almost 20 years, confessed "of course there is a bit of sadness " after a "long, long" professional investment. Read More »

Cornelius' late TD run lifts Arkansas past Ole Miss 34-30


The end result was a 34-30 defeat at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Finally the Razorbacks struck with 3 minutes left in the third. The start of the final period had Ole Miss at the Razorbacks 16 with a third and two and the change of field put it squarely in front of the student section, which was leading the headache-making crowd of 72,786. Read More »

Wozniacki beats Mladenovic to lift Hong Kong Open title


But a determined Wozniacki finally sealed victory in the third set as a exhausted Mladenovic failed to match her power and consistency, slipping to a 5-0 deficit before losing the set 6-2. "I'm very pleased with my week this week, I played some good tennis, I'm proud of how I managed to win", concluded the former world number one. Wozniacki herself has battled back from injury and has had a resurgent run of form in the past two months, reaching the semi-finals of the US Open and winning ... Read More »

European space lander to begin descent to Mars

The ExoMars 2016 mission is led by the European Space Agency (ESA), with Russia's Roscosmos supplying the launcher and two of the four scientific instruments on the trace gas orbiter. They require protection against a heat of several thousand degrees Celsius (Fahrenheit) heat generated by atmospheric friction, extreme braking just above the surface, and a soft touchdown in terrain where any jagged rocks or craters could spell doom. Read More »

After US, Australian and New Zealand Airlines ban recalled Samsung phone


Samsung began the sale of the faulty phone on August 19, but in early September announced an unprecedented recall following reports of more than 30 cases of spontaneous combustions of the phones in different countries. "Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note 7 devices, including Note 7 devices received as replacements in the previous recall", the agency said. Read More »

Alitalia Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones from Flights

Earlier on Saturday, Singapore Airlines said it had banned the mobile phones and US regulators said on Friday the devices would be banned starting from Saturday noon EDT (1600 GMT) under an emergency order. People who have the phones and are already traveling are to contact Samsung or their telecommunications provider "immediately" to arrange for a replacement phone. Read More »

Hunter's Moon rises tonight

Less than 360,000km away from Earth's centre, the full moon will appear larger than normal. But what you would definitely notice is a giant glowing red moon, and that's the other more apparent feature of a Hunter's Moon. During this time, the moon may look larger and be brighter, with a yellow, orange or red hue. The greater thickness of atmosphere in the direction of a horizon scatters blue light most effectively, but it lets red light pass through to your eyes. Read More »

Belgian region's rejection imperils EU-Canada trade deal

Lawmakers in the small Belgian region of Wallonia on Friday voted to block an EU-Canada trade deal in a move with serious implications for future trade talks with the U.S. "I am very pleased with the outcome of the proceedings", Gabriel said in Berlin, adding he believed that the conditions set out by the court could be resolved easily. Read More »