• Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017
Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017

Google and Qualcomm collaborated to create a standalone Daydream HMD reference design, with all the goodies built into the headset itself. Yet none of these apps - Google Earth, Tilt Brush or Job Simulator - are available with the Daydream headset.

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  • Potentially severe weather including high wind gusts en route to Topeka area
Potentially severe weather including high wind gusts en route to Topeka area

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4 p.m. High near 75. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tonight , there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10 p.m. Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour decreasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour af...

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  • Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C
Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C

New models in the C, E, G, X, and Z series will confound potential customers. Other rumors also hints at IP68 ratings fro dust and water resistance, dual-rear camera setup and Turbo Charge support. But regardless of the success, or otherwise, of the Moto Z - and Z Play - rumours are ramping up that the Moto X will be back this year. The presentat...

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  • NASCAR notebook: Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega
NASCAR notebook: Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Blaney considers Talladega to be one of those tracks. The 2.66-mile oval in Alabama is the longest on the circuit, and routinely provides entertaining and action-packed racing. Kenseth is regarded as one of the better plate-racers around, but he hasn't performed well in these types of races recently. Fans can still purchase tickets to watch t...

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  • A powerful meteor shower Aquarids
A powerful meteor shower Aquarids "spilled" on the Ground

The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's table of southern hemisphere showers said the shower is only visible for a few hours a day, before dawn. A report said the meteor shower appears to flow from the constellation Aquarius and a group of stars called the Water Jar. 'Be patient - the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of tim...

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  • Mugabe's denial begs the question: Is there hope for Zim?
Mugabe's denial begs the question: Is there hope for Zim?

But this report, which saw Ghana's name vanish from the top 10 does not remain a bother to the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa. "We are one for the few African countries without its own currency". Ironically, his admission that Zimbabwe has resources in abundance fits into the "resource...

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  • Ming-Chi Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Dual Rear Cameras
Ming-Chi Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Dual Rear Cameras

Both smartphones have a screen resolution of 2960×1440 and come with curved Super AMOLED screens. According to Kuo, the Note 8 dual camera setup will have optical zoom of up to 3X with one wide-angle lens being 12MP and a second lens a 13MP telephoto lens.

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  • Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of NFL draft
Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of NFL draft

More so than in previous drafts, we can expect a ton of wheeling and dealing on Thursday night. That trade worked out well. Robinson was only kidding, of course, but his debut performance previous year certainly had the feel of cinematic success .

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  • Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas
Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas

The fresh funds will be used for global expansion, driverless vehicle technology and other advanced transportation technology, the person familiar with the fund raising said. Didi Chuxing came to fruition in early 2015 following a merger between local rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. "Investors' support reflects strong confidence in the vision...

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  • Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

Images captured by Cassini spacecraft during its first " Grand Finale " dive past the planet have also been published. The close-in dives are created to gather ultra high-quality data. The spacecraft is supposed to fly in between Saturn and its rings 22 times tonight - and take lots of pictures while doing it. The final dives will vastly i...

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  • Call of Duty: WWII Release Date and Story Details Announced
Call of Duty: WWII Release Date and Story Details Announced

Bristling with cannon and armaments, the Rock commanded control of the Strait of Gibraltar, a critical maritime chokepoint vital to the war effort. Judging by the first trailer for Call of Duty: WWII, players are in for an intense experience this November.

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  • Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results
Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

Google is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and "fake news" the company said recently. Additionally, Google is applying the same new parameters for its "auto-complete" function, which finishes search questions based on popularity. Google has marked the iss...

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  • Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn
Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

If the models are wrong and Cassini is clobbered by BB-size material, it still will end up exactly where NASA is aiming for on September 15 - at Saturn . Indeed, the world has been along for the entirety of Cassini's wild ride. The sea itself is about 50% larger than Earth's Lake Superior and is made of a liquid mix of methane, nitrogen, an...

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  • Nintendo to Launch SNES Mini this Christmas: Eurogamer
Nintendo to Launch SNES Mini this Christmas: Eurogamer

According to a report, you can expect the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to get the NES Classic treatment. Now, the company is selling a Mini version of its Super Nintendo following the same formula. The reality of a SNES mini is certainly exciting. As the NES Mini is out of production now, it seems that the Japanese tech giant has ...

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  • Google might introduce its own ad-blocking feature in Chrome
Google might introduce its own ad-blocking feature in Chrome

Google developing its own proprietary ad blocker, as a company that, as The Journal rightly points out, made over $60 billion in online ad revenue past year may seem counterintuitive, but Chrome has taken the lead as the most popular browser, holding over 47% of the market (up from 41% in mid-2016).

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  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack
Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

Until the chemical attack, the Trump administration had sought to step back from the USA position that Assad should leave power. "In order to overcome such obstacles we will need to imply weighty efforts on condition that our USA colleagues will meet them".

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  • Missing Middle? Fossils of Crocodile-like Ancestors to Dinosaurs Found
Missing Middle? Fossils of Crocodile-like Ancestors to Dinosaurs Found

Teleocrater , living more than 245 million years ago during the Triassic Period, pre-dated dinosaurs, were widespread during the Triassic Period and lived in modern day Russia , India , and Brazil . For decades, our knowledge of close dinosaur relatives has been based largely on animals like the Triassic Period reptile Marasuchus , a tiny, squi...

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  • This woman shares her name with voice-activated assistants 'Alexa' and 'Siri'
This woman shares her name with voice-activated assistants 'Alexa' and 'Siri'

Amazon has started to ship its new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote built-in to customers in the United Kingdom for the first time. The same software update also upgrades previous generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices to the new, cinematic UI.

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  • High-flying Hoffenheim deals Bayern its 2nd Bundesliga loss
High-flying Hoffenheim deals Bayern its 2nd Bundesliga loss

While the result seems unlikely to stop their inexorable march towards a record fifth successive title, it is hardly ideal so early in a massive month that includes two meetings with Borussia Dortmund, as well as a Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid.

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  • Samsung's foldable smartphone could land in 2017
Samsung's foldable smartphone could land in 2017

Last week, Samsung officially announced their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Samsung has reportedly filed a number of patents relating to a folding smartphone at the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO). As Samsung Electronics completed its acquisition of Harman International Industries, a US audio and automotive compo...

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  • Sindhu beats Marin to lift India Open badminton title
Sindhu beats Marin to lift India Open badminton title

This is how cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated PV Sindhu on her triumph against Marin. There were no easy points, there were long rallies. Sindhu had to settle for silver after being defeated by Marin then. She is not giving much chance for Sindhu to hit her favourite smashes, but the Indian has been strong in the front court too, as ...

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  • You Can Play Ms. Pac-Man In Google Maps Right Now
You Can Play Ms. Pac-Man In Google Maps Right Now

Pacman's face. Last year, Google used the original Pac-Man and made a decision to go with his female counterpart this year. For Google, April Fool's Day comes a day early, and the company has been known to take its April Fool's projects - pranks seems reductive here - seriously in the past.

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  • Uber Is Leaving Denmark After Rough Two Years
Uber Is Leaving Denmark After Rough Two Years

Uber said it would continue to try to persuade the government to change the rules, but in the meantime it is ditching the country. Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about the expansion of risk management in government with analysis from GAO and Justice OIG.

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  • Windows 10 Creators Update To Start Worldwide Rollout On April 11
Windows 10 Creators Update To Start Worldwide Rollout On April 11

In an exclusive preview, Microsoft today showed us the new features and enhancements that the next upgrade called Creators Update will come up with. Microsoft announced the release date of the Windows 10 Creators Update today on its blog.

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  • Facebook has never looked more like Snapchat
Facebook has never looked more like Snapchat

Facebook has also partnered up with a number of major film makers to add new masks from Power Rangers , Alien: Covenant, Despicable Me 3 , Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Wonder Woman and Smurfs: Lost Village . Besides checking out your friends' stories , you could also add stories of your own. The company is marketing the new updat...

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  • Here's why SpaceX's rocket launch this week is a big freaking deal
Here's why SpaceX's rocket launch this week is a big freaking deal

After the test, the booster for this week's launch was moved to Cape Canaveral , the second stage booster attached on top, and then on Monday underwent a "static fire" burn , a firing of its engines for several seconds. The two and a half-hour launch window opens at 6:27 p.m. Thursday. Now, for full disclosure, this is technically not the very...

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  • #EarthHour2017: Filipinos shine light on climate action
#EarthHour2017: Filipinos shine light on climate action

So far landmarks that have gone without power include Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Skyscrapers in Shanghai's downtown. "Your personal pledge to go "Beyond the Hour" and help "Shine a Light on Climate Action", can create ripples of effect that will make our beloved planet Earth a much better place for our children and our chil...

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  • Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in opener
Rory McIlroy beaten by Soren Kjeldsen in opener

No matter how Spieth and McIlroy play, they still will be here Friday, too. "I said, 'The news seems to be getting better". "If I had of played anyone else I might have won". Parity was restored on 14. "My record in this tournament is terrible", Kjeldsen said. "I guess that can tell you how I'm viewing everything this week".

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  • Google's next Android version's feature released in the new leaks
Google's next Android version's feature released in the new leaks

The question for many people, of course, is when - if, indeed, ever - will I get Android O? Background services , location updates and " implicit broadcasts " will all be subject to automatic limiting by Android to help developers create apps that don't trash your battery life.

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  • Blue Origin Details Glenn And Gets First Customer For New Space Rocket
Blue Origin Details Glenn And Gets First Customer For New Space Rocket

Both Bezos and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk say that such technology will slash the cost of spaceflight, helping to open up deep-space locales to exploration. The biggest part of making space tourism a reality is reducing costs enough that it's feasible for actual human beings to go to space, and not just the ultra-rich.

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  • KGI: Apple's Keeping Lightning Port On 'iPhone 8,' Other New Models
KGI: Apple's Keeping Lightning Port On 'iPhone 8,' Other New Models

The detailed article claimed Apple will effectively abandon its Lightning connector. Kuo also believes the high-speed data transmission on USB-C is still only "niche" when it comes to the iPhone. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro includes a fast charging feature that works when you plug a USB-C to Lightning cable into an Apple 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C pow...

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  • Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day
Snapchat stock finishes up 44% on first day

Snap is the first U.S. IPO to exclusively sell nonvoting stock, depriving shareholders of a say in corporate matters entirely. Twitter, which is struggling to revive lagging user growth and revenue, cited Snap among the many internet companies that compete fiercely for the same users.

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  • Microsoft to Ship Consumer VR Headsets This Holiday Season
Microsoft to Ship Consumer VR Headsets This Holiday Season

Microsoft didn't go into details about its plans for the game console; the company has said in the past that it wants "Project Scorpio" to be VR-capable. Any user can head to their local game store, purchase an Xbox One and delve into its depths in order to develop and ship games for the console. The SDK is a core element in the offering, allowi...

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  • Wild trade for Hanzal and White
Wild trade for Hanzal and White

White, who turns 29 next month, has seven goals and six assists in 46 games this season for the Coyotes. Both players are unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. Further, Bob from Hashtag Hockey called him Euro Kelso, but our own Tony Abbott thinks shortening it to Kelso would be more appealing. The move signals an aggressive approach ...

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  • Congress, Sheila Dikshit in damage control mode
Congress, Sheila Dikshit in damage control mode

He took on Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's "Make in India campaign" while stating 'Made in China is readily available.' He further said that even his phone is 'Made in China'. He is fighting for the rights of farmers, SCs, STs and poor."In a clarification of sorts issued by Dikshit with a hashtag DontTwistMyWords, she tweeted, "Rahul has the sensit...

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