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8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China


More than1,000 soldiers and police officers, and 1,500 civilians have been deployed to the affected areas. Witnesses said frequent tremors have been felt after the quake. The population within a radius of 20 km and 50 km from the epicenter is estimated at 580 and 6,200 respectively. The remote and sparsely populated area where the quake occurred is close to the borders of Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan . Read More »

PGA Tour extends FedEx Cup sponsorship for 10 years

And with this mega deal, the PGA expects for the payout of $10 million for the FedExCup victor along with the $35 million bonus pool to increase substantially, something that will certainly please the players. Patrick Fitzgerald, the senior vice president of integrated marketing for FedEx, said the company based in Memphis, Tennessee, only wants the FedEx Cup to end at a point of "maximum excitement for the tour". Read More »

Jon Stewart Defends Stephen Colbert's Sex Joke About Trump


Colbert poked fun at the reunion and said, "This arrangement we have right now is exactly something we would have made fun of on "The Daily Show" - because it looks like a morning show right now". Bee added: "Or a Wednesday at 10:30?" Referring to Colbert's attention-grabbing joke last week at the expense of President Donald Trump, he said, " You have a potty mouth ". Read More »

Snapchat messages won't always disappear as fast as they used to

The Magic Eraser tool will also come in handy for editing out things in the background that might otherwise ruin a good image. Earlier You had up to 10 seconds to enjoy a photo or video that was sent to you. This is a compromise that Snapchat has worked out to enable users to keep viewing snaps that they want to look at properly while also retaining the ephemeral qualities that have made the photo-sharing service so famous. Read More »

Microsoft fixes critical security flaw in Windows Defender

Some more detail on exactly what is rumoured to be among Microsoft's plans. Ormandy announced Saturday on Twitter that he and his colleague found a "crazy bad" vulnerability in Windows and described it as "the worst Windows remote code execution in recent memory". Read More »

Another Dead Whale Shows Up Along Delaware Coast


In an average year, there are about 14 humpback whale strandings between North Carolina and Maine. Another humpback whale continues to decompose on the edge of a marsh along the Cohansey River on the north shore of Delaware Bay in Salem County. Read More »

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut


The Guardians has been ranked fifth as far as the biggest opener for a Marvel movie is concerned. The " Guardians " franchise is another example of Marvel's might at the box office. Following its record-breaking $10 million opening weekend from only 425 screens, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion added another $ 4 million and is officially the highest grossing Indian film of all time. Read More »

HBO Comedian John Oliver Again Urges Viewers on Net Neutrality


He said it's time for the people to again take matters into their own hands. "It seems like the Trump era will basically "control Z" everything that happened on Obama's watch", said Oliver, adding that he would genuinely not be surprised if Trump went on television to announce he had "personally killed every turkey Obama ever pardoned". Read More »

Military orbiter's landing rattles Florida with sonic boom

The Air Force maintains that the reusable plane "performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies". "Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing as we continue to break barriers", Brigadier General Wayne Monteith, who commands the space wing, said in a statement . Read More »

Moto Z2 Play filtered features and design show significant battery reduction


As the update is not official yet so we don't know when the roll out will begin in other countries. That's 510 mAh less than the battery found in the Moto Z Play. From what they've learned, the new phone will have a 3,000 mAh battery. It will also get a small internal boost with a Snapdragon 626, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Read More »

Giant Smartphone War Of Specs: Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Apple iPhone 8


The "Huawei P10" has great specs but it still falls short against the " Samsung Galaxy S8 ". Finally, there's also an issue with the Galaxy S8's Super AMOLED screen experiencing burn-ins, which to be fair to Samsung, isn't exclusively a problem of its handsets but all OLED panels ever made. Read More »

Australian Renewable Energy Agency launches new investment plan


The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has yet to report the figures on its own website, but it has communicated the same to the CEA. Solar was seen as being a "relatively small" part of Canada's electricity makeup. The report , titled Canada's Adoption of Renewable Power Sources , provides direct comparisons of how Canada ranks internationally for renewable power adoption. Read More »

Ariel Winter Wore Something *Yawn* And People Have A Problem With It


The actress took to Instagram to blast people who criticized her look as - at best - "overdressed" when all her costars were dressed far more casually. She'll dress as glam as she wants, and in a "rant" posted to Instagram , she encouraged her followers to follow their own fashion sense, too. We're proud of our bodies. Read More »

Puerto Rico announces historic debt restructuring in court


Similar filings for the island's public agencies could be coming soon. With this declaration, Puerto Rico became the first USA territory or state to place itself into a process like the municipal bankruptcies, which have become increasingly common in the United States. Read More »

Amazon Opening Alexa Lab In U.K.


There is now no info on the operating system that will power the 7-inch-ish touchscreen attached to the Echo device. "We're excited to continue our work with Conexant as they offer another quality solution for device makers looking to integrate with Alexa", said Priya Abani, Director, Alexa Voice Service. Read More »

Cargo plane crash leaves pilot, co-pilot dead

Passengers at Charleston's Yeager Airport are looking to rebook their trips after all flights were canceled Friday following a deadly cargo plane wreck that left two crew members dead. The release said there was no evidence that any fuel or hydraulic fluid had spilled into any waterways. "The treatment plant's continuous source water monitoring panels have detected no changes in water quality", the company said in a statement. Read More »

Here's how badly Warren Buffett has crushed the market


Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) owned about 81M IBM shares and has sold around 30M shares this year. Berkshire sold the shares above $180 each, Mr. Recently analysts working for various investment brokerages have changed their ratings and price targets on shares of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A). Read More »

Microsoft Sets Date For New Surface Reveal

It even set up a special webpage so that you can keep up with the upcoming event - check it out at this link . Microsoft has made public the dates for the event which is to take place on May 23 in Shanghai . However, this change in venue might be to please the authorities in China who have time and again put restrictions on foreign tech companies. While its $999-and-up Surface Laptop targets college students, Microsoft has also partnered with other manufacturers, such as Acer, Asus, ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Pops Up On Retailers Website, Reveals More Specs


Whatever be the reason, OnePlus 5 is nearing its global launch. In a separate leak, an alleged "About Phone" page of the same OnePlus 5 phone has just appeared online, showing off a massive 8GB RAM of the phone. It's likely that demand for the OnePlus 5 will be high when it finally hits shelves. However, the leakster goes against the current belief that the lenses will be placed in a vertical formation, stating that the handset will sport horizontal shooters. Read More »

Former warlord joins Afghan president in call for peace


He returned to public life on Saturday at a gathering in Laghman province, two hours east of Kabul . "I know people have high hopes today, but we have to remember all the innocent people he killed, the children left orphans", said Faisal Khan, 24, a business student. Read More »

David Moyes Sunderland still want me despite relegation, says manager


But Moyes, who is also unpopular with Sunderland supporters due to his cautious tactics, has spoken to American businessman Short and Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain and the Black Cats boss insists he has their full support. I wouldn't say it was an uplifting kind of meeting, but we will meet again in a few weeks. 'I'm not sure how far they are but from what I can gather Craig wants to sign and the club want him to sign'. Read More »

Price Gap Between Apple & Samsung Smartphones Reaches $465

The almost all-glass design of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them handsome, SquareTrade said, but also "extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle". Recent reports claim that Samsung might be launching the controversial Galaxy Note 7 successor soon. The Galaxy S8 will be offered in a rich colour palette including midnight black, orchid grey, and maple gold. Read More »

India succesfully test fires nuclear-capable Agni-II missile


Reports added that Naval ships tracked the vehicle homing on to the target, while a network of radars, telemetry and electro-optical instruments monitored the trajectory. After initial failures, India had in 2010 test-fired Agni-II. The two-stage missile equipped with advanced high- accuracy navigation system was propelled by solid rocket propellant system, the people aware of the development said. Read More »

New auto registrations dive 20% after tax increase


New VED rates came into force on 1 April, making all new cars - apart for those with zero emissions - subject to an annual flat rate charge. Despite these drops in registrations, the overall new auto market is still ahead in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, with a record 972,092 cars registered during the first four months of the year - a 1.1% rise on 2016's figures. Read More »

Latest Google Allo update adds group incognito mode, chat backup and more


While Incognito mode for group chats has been added to both versions of the app, the chat backup option and the link preview features will only be available to Android users as of now. Google launched its Allo and Duo social applications a year ago and both of these applications have now seen interesting developments. Google Allo, a smart messaging app that helps you say more and do more or so was the tagline of Google on its website. Read More »

In a blow, influential Republican a 'no' on health care bill

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver, has said she'd vote "no" on the GOP health plan. "We're just doing what we told the voters we were going to do, nothing changes", Rep. Conservative members of the GOP caucus who did not support the previous version of the Republican health care plan say this amendment will ultimately keep premiums lower. Read More »

Palestinians strike in support of prisoners' protest

The hunger strike was launched more than a week ago with an op-ed in The New York Times by Marwan Barghouti, a "Palestinian and leader", according to the Times . Hamas official Ismail Radwan condemned the move by Abbas. Jado added that the majority of prisoners in Israeli jails are members of the PLO's leading Fatah movement. Read More »