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Trump Looks At The Sun During Full Solar Eclipse Despite Shouted Warning


White House pool reporter Ted Mann, from the Wall Street Journal , tweeted updates from the nation's capital, which was not in the path of totality and saw a partial solar eclipse that peaked at 2:42 p.m ET. All five honourees are expected to attend a December 2 dinner and awards ceremony at the State Department, the Kennedy Center's chairman, David Rubenstein, and its president, Deborah Rutter, in a statement . Read More »

Bihar flood toll now reaches 253


The Disaster Management Department said 4.21 lakh people have been shifted to 1,358 relief camps across the state. According to the local MeT office, Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, and Purnea are likely to witness generally cloudy sky with the possibility of rain or thundershower. Read More »

The Sims 4 is Raining Cats and Dogs


For the first time in the series, you'll be able to make your own pets, thanks to the new Create a Pet tool. Players can also choose from various breeds or mix multiple ones together, for example. The animals' unique personality traits will be discovered along the way as Sims care for, train and play games with their pets. "We know how much our community values four-legged friends as part of their families and I am thrilled at what the team has been able to bring to life". Read More »

HTC Vive now costs $200 less


HTC could not afford to continue selling Vive VR headset for $799 at the time when $458.99 gets you a roomscale Oculus Rift + Touch + Sensor. Google, Apple, Intel, UPS, Volkswagon, SalesForce and dozens of other global brands have all lined up with Vive for their VR efforts, and there's more to come in the back half of the year. Read More »

Android Oreo is Google's new mobile OS

The countdown to Android O and its release is coinciding with the upcoming solar eclipse . Android O will also come with new app icon badges for notifications. Google continues to make changes to its core search product in order to enable users to find the information they are looking for faster and easier. Read More »

Large Asteroid To Fly Past Earth In September


While it will safely fly past Earth, NASA will use the opportunity to test its asteroid detection and tracking capabilities. Florence asteroid with a diameter of 4.4 km, will fly at a distance of seven million kilometres from the planet (18 of the distance from the earth to the moon). Read More »

CoolPad Cool Play 6 coming to Indian on 20th Aug


The new "game-changer" device will be unveiled at an event in Dubai in the presence of James Du, Global CEO, Coolpad Group and Syed Tajuddin, CEO, Coolpad India , the company said in a statement. The smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back panel. The handset comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a microSD storage expansion slot. Read More »

Seconds 'All It Took': Oregon Man Left Partially Blind by 1963 Eclipse


While many people are planning to watch the upcoming solar eclipse , an elderly man from OR is warning others of the dangers of looking directly at the sun during the eclipse. One day after staring at the sun, the girl went to an ophthalmology emergency room because her vision had become blurry, according to the report, published today (Aug. Read More »

Full game modes list for Marvel vs. Capcom


Video game publisher Capcom , and partner Marvel Entertainment , just released an all-new cinematic trailer for its highly touted arcade character fighter Marvel vs. Or, if you're feeling skilled and lucky, there are "advanced character-specific challenges". Vs. CPU - play solo against an AI-controlled opponent. Read More »

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer May Have Teased Kanto Region


While the Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon trailer gave us a good bit of info, there's still a lot more we haven't seen. These new games will be about those two creatures and a monster made out of pitch-black crystal. The main characters that appear in Ultra Sun and Moon will feature new styles, allowing players to change their appearance at the beginning of the game and choose either Rowlet, Litten or Popplio as starters. Read More »

Xbox One X Day One Edition Surfaced


There's a few other minor cosmetic differences too, like the controller has all black buttons and the console has a slightly different woven texture than the vanilla Xbox One X. Those eagerly awaiting the Xbox One X will find out more soon, when Microsoft heads to Gamescom 2017 to showcase the new console and a host of new games. Read More »

Will the US strike North Korea?


Kim Jong Un's remarks came as he made his first public appearance in almost two weeks, inspecting his army and examining missile plans, the official state media arm, KCNA, reported , according to Reuters . Charfauros added that the chance of a missile getting through the "various layers of defense" between North Korea and Guam were 0.0001%. Last week, Trump filled the headlines with his threat: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States". Read More »

Leaked BMW Z4 Concept Will Make Supra Fans Weep Tears Of Joy


BMW says it wanted to trigger associations with the Z8 and give the Z4 Concept "a certain flamboyance". Slim headlights, huge air intakes at the front, 20-inch two-tone, five twin-spoke wheels, wide horizontal taillights and a beefy diffuser - all great exterior elements. Read More »

Apple Plans To Spend $1 Billion On Original Content


Cash-rich Apple now appears set to take its foray into original content to the next level. Apple has established that they plan to come strong with the hiring of Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht (longtime presidents at Sony Pictures Television) in June. Read More »

Sonic Mania Has An Irritating Home Button Bug On Switch


A letter from the " Sonic Mania " team was also posted on social media on Saturday, Aug. 12 thanking fans for their patience over the unexpected delay of the game's version for the PC. The Nintendo Switch console faces similar issues with other games as well. Talking about the verdicts that passed after the game, a lot of them are abundantly thick and indeed fast. Read More »

Aston - 50 years with Zagato


Inside, the new cars are set to get the eccentric Zagato design touches that already feature on the Coupe and Volante , including herringbone pattern carbon-fibre trim, seats quilted with a Zagato "Z" pattern and even anodized bronze controls. Read More »

North Korean attack could escalate to war

Dunford is now on a diplomatic mission to Asia to muster support for American actions against North Korea. Reuters reported that North Korea said on Thursday that plans would be completed by mid-August to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land near the US Pacific island of Guam, 3,500 km away. Read More »

Top US general to meet South Korean leader amid tensions

Joseph Dunford told reporters at Combined Forces Command near Seoul on Monday. Nobody at the office picked up the phone after regular working hours. "How close have we come to this situation?" Opposition parties had been lambasting his silence, accusing him of being too soft on the unruly regime and carrying out an unrealistic North Korea policy focusing lopsidedly on talks with an aloof counterpart. Read More »

Proper eye protection needed for viewing the eclipse


Among the options: viewing parties at the St. Louis Children's Museum and Gateway Arch and a free event at Jefferson Barracks Park. He says, "It's so unsafe for people to look at the sun even for brief periods of time, because you can cause permanent damage to the retina". Read More »

A bot just defeated one of the world's best video gamers


Elon Musk's been one of the loudest voices in tech about the dangers of AI - even setting up a foundation, OpenAI with a mission: "discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence". "Our bot is trained entirely through self play". The bot learned to play the game only by playing against itself. The billionaire said that when someone is interested in issues of level of safety using bots, now is the time to prepare. Read More »

Overwatch Is Adding Deathmatch to its Selection of Game Modes


Games like COD require 75 or 100 kills in order to win a game of Team Deathmatch and they're played on maps that are much smaller than that of Overwatch . Blizzard has introduced Deathmatch modes to the Public Test Region of Overwatch , the massively popular multiplayer shooter that previously only focused on team-based mechanics. Read More »

Look out for the Perseid Meteor Shower


August 12. Typical raters for the upcoming shower will be about 80 meteors an hour but you could see as many as 150-200 meteors and hour in a heavier burst. "They will be under the same circumstances we are in that the bright moon will wash out the sky", he continued. The Perseid meteor shower is associated with the Swift-Tuttle comet. Read More »

Uber investor lawsuit accuses Kalanick of rigging board


However the lawsuit plays out, and it could take a very long time to play out, the move would seem to make it almost impossible for Kalanick to return - leaving Uber's fate squarely in the hands of the board. Kalanick, who had a seat already as CEO, stepped into one of those vacant seats following his resignation. - Kalanick owns 10 percent of Uber's stock, controls 16 percent of the voting power and has 35 percent of the class B stock. Read More »

Stargazers to witness Perseids meteor shower this weekend


Even though pieces of the comet are actually that tiny, "they're moving so fast that they heat up and they illuminate the air around them, so that's what we see - a streak of light", Gallagher said. It may be that we've debunked that exhausted "Mars will be as big as the Moon" meme enough that the internet needed something new to go viral. Usually it is best view meteor showers after midnight and through until the break of the next day; however, experts recommend catching the show prior to ... Read More »

Unsafe solar eclipse glasses with fake safety labels are 'flooding' the market

Regular sunglasses may be used to protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun but these should not be used as a replacement for eclipse viewing glasses. Power prices in Germany's wholesale market surged then dipped for a short time as the first eclipse of the emerging solar age passed, briefly switching off thousands of panels that on the brightest days provide 40 percent of Germany's power. Read More »