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National Football League indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting

National Football League indicates Texas 'bathroom bill' may affect Super Bowl hosting The bill itself would force individuals to use restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. McCarthy added: "We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events and National Football League policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard". [Full Article...]

Researchers Discover Underwater Landslide In Australia

Researchers Discover Underwater Landslide In Australia The research, based at Griffith University in Queensland , Australia, discovered that algae kills the corals through a potent chemical compound that poisons them. He said future risk to the Queensland coast appeared unlikely because it was a "a very old event", but it was a worthy topic for future research. [Full Article...]

Lunar eclipse and comet featured in Friday night's sky

If you are lucky enough to have clear skies, you can also see Comet 45P/HMP Friday night . The penumbral lunar eclipse comprised 35 percent of all eclipses. Each full moon has its own name. What is the the snow moon? "This name dates back to the Native Americans during Colonial times when the Moons were a way of tracking the seasons". [Full Article...]

Logitech adds Amazon's Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount

Logitech adds Amazon's Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount With full Alexa integration users will get access to every one of the 8,000 Alexa skills, from music playback, audiobooks and shopping lists to smarthome control and full-blown shopping. For example, users can tell Alexa to set the heating at home so when they step through the door the house is the ideal temperature. Of course, you'll need Alexa-compatible products at home if you want to make ... [Full Article...]

Trump to play golf with Japanese Prime Minister

After Abe and Trump meet in Washington, D.C., they will head to Trump's Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida to play golf over the weekend. He told the radio show host of the plan to take Prime Minister Abe to Palm Beach in Florida to play golf. Major Japanese newspapers cited a draft of the proposal that calls for cooperation on building high-speed trains in the USA northeast, Texas and California. [Full Article...]

The Tesla Model S P100DL Just Did 0-60 in 2.28 Seconds

Motor Trend goes into great depth comparing the acceleration of the 2017 Tesla Model S P100D with the other supercars out there, making for a very interesting comparison. It costs about $135,000 compared to a $1.5 million Ferrari LaFerrari, $1.1 McLaren P1 or the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. Call it a hunch, but I'm guess most will settle for the 2.28 second 0 to 60 time. [Full Article...]

Pokémon GO begins a new Valentine's Day event

Pokémon GO begins a new Valentine's Day event Lure modules for six hours during the entire duration of the new Pokemon Go event as well. The players are now noticing a number of them; this might also be another thing on the upcoming Niantic's Valentine's Day event. It looks like Niantic and Nintendo are getting a little bit too tight on their giveaways for the once viral augmented reality gaming app, Pokemon Go . [Full Article...]

Microsoft brings Azure Backup to United Kingdom data centres

Its Azure Backup feature protects data on-premises and online, and the Site Recovery feature enables customers to replicate on-premises physical servers in the cloud. Also on the storage front, you can now sample the new "Storage Service Encryption" that applies AES-256 to Azure File Storage. These include the luxury carmaker Aston Martin, the Ministry of Defence (MoD), the Met Police and parts of... [Full Article...]

Tesla and SpaceX join legal fight against Trump's travel ban

Tesla and SpaceX join legal fight against Trump's travel ban District Court of Appeals, states. The brief, signed by the likes of Microsoft, Apple and Facebook , supports a lawsuit filed in federal court last Monday by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson that asked that key provisions of the executive order be declared unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

SC gains more than 1000 solar jobs in 2016

SC gains more than 1000 solar jobs in 2016 Solar jobs increased in 44 of the 50 states in 2016, the report found, with the top 5 states for solar jobs being California, Massachusetts, Texas, Nevada and Florida. Even though the industry got their holiday extension, many utility solar projects were still started in 2015 and completed in 2016. "When communities across America open their doors to solar, the jobs come racing in". [Full Article...]

Tornado down in NO East; others reported areawide

Tornado down in NO East; others reported areawide According to NOLA.com , there are reports of damage after a tornado struck New Orleans East. He says "As far as I can see, treetops are off, power lines down". Powerful thunderstorms were lighting up radar monitors and prompting multiple tornado warnings as twisters threatened large parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. [Full Article...]

Mars Mystery: How Was Ancient Red Planet Warm Enough for Liquid Water?

Mars Mystery: How Was Ancient Red Planet Warm Enough for Liquid Water? Curiosity has been scouring over hundreds of meters of sedimentary rocks that are thought to have been deposited by a lake that existed in the crater 3.5 billion years ago. Bristow is the principal investigator for the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) instrument on Curiosity and lead author of the study being published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science . [Full Article...]

YouTube launches live streaming for mobile with monetizing Super Chat feature

YouTube launches live streaming for mobile with monetizing Super Chat feature Super Chat , a revenue share tool between the content creator and YouTube , allows fans watching a live stream to purchase chat messages. For example, an election night live stream of The Young Turks across YouTube , Facebook , and Twitter accumulated more than 4.5 million total hits during its broadcast. [Full Article...]

Scientists just found a lost continent underneath the island of Mauritius

In other words, the "continent" scientists have dubbed as " Mauritia " may not be one in the truest sense of the term. The supercontinent Gondwana used to exist at least 200 million years ago. In a new paper published on January 31 in the journal Nature Communications , geoscientist Lewis Ashwal , of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, finally concluded that not on... [Full Article...]

Ukraine appeals for help against Russian Federation as fighting flares

Russia's U.N. Envoy Vitaly Churkin responded negatively to Haley's comments, arguing for the legitimacy of Russian power in Crimea, established in 2014, following an armed incursion by Russian forces and a snap, unrecognized referendum shortly after. [Full Article...]

Apple will start building iPhones in India this spring, report says

Priyank Kharge, state minister for information technology, confirmed on telephone that the company had been cleared to make the phones in Bangalore and said it was a validation of the state's industry-friendly policies. This was seen as a prelude to Apple making iPhones in India. Apple plans to start assembling the iPhone in Bangalore by end April under a contract manufacturing arrangement with ... [Full Article...]

USA auto sales seen lower in January; GM, Ford post declines

USA auto sales seen lower in January; GM, Ford post declines The last close places the company's stock about $1.94 off its 52 week high of $14.22 and $1.21 above the 52 week low of $11.07. Ford Motor Company's payout ratio is 52.63%. 12/01/2016 - Macquarie began new coverage on Ford Motor Company giving the company a "neutral" rating. The Company operates in two sectors: Automotive and Financial Services. [Full Article...]

Weekend weather: Rainy, with winter storm due Sunday

Weekend weather: Rainy, with winter storm due Sunday Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday . Rain and freezing rain, which began falling in the early evening on Thursday, will continue overnight and into Friday. "Monday morning commute could be". A chance of rain for much of next week. Ice accumulations are expected to be less than a tenth of an inch. It's possible that it could be 35 degrees on Sunday with a lot of rain. [Full Article...]

Oculus loses big, jury awards $500 million to ZeniMax

Oculus loses big, jury awards $500 million to ZeniMax While the award, which is likely to be appealed, is sizable, it is less than the $2 billion in damages ZeniMax sought, and it isn't likely to significantly affect Facebook, which has more than $29 billion on its balance sheet. ZeniMax also claims Carmack violated his employee agreement and confidentiality clauses with the company. The company said in filings that the technical know-how of Carm... [Full Article...]

Ban Ki-moon rules out presidential run

He was unable to capitalise on his much-anticipated homecoming, mired in a series of perceived PR gaffes and a scandal involving family members. If she is thrown out, presidential elections would have to be held within two months. While Ban hadn't formally aligned with a political party, he was the best hope for conservatives to retain power after Park saw her approval ratings plummet. [Full Article...]


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