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Elon Musk's new company said to seek brain-computer link

Elon Musk's new venture called, Neuralink will combat the rise of artificial intelligence by connecting computers directly to human brains, with tiny, implanted electrodes . The existence of the company was reported by Wall Street Journal on Monday and Musk later confirmed it in a tweet . Simply put, Elon Musk wants to make something that would battle "existential risk" of AI overtaking Humans.

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Jeff Bezos just gave a sneak-peek of Blue Origin spacecraft's interiors

The inside of the capsule measures 530 square feet, more than 10 times the space astronaut Alan Shepard during his 1961 mission, according to the company. While the New Shepard , launched from Blue Origin's private launch site in west Texas, has gone into space five times, it has only achieved sub-orbital altitudes, giving Musk the bragging rights for a first reusable rocket that gets spacecraft into orbit.

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Jeff Sessions: JCC bomb threat probe spanned multiple continents

An Israeli-American teenager was arrested Friday in connection to a series of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers (JCC) around the world - including two evacuations of Jewish Centers in Minnesota. The arrest came about as the result of a coordinated investigation of Israeli intelligence and the FBI. President Trump's administration may be eager to get a conviction in the USA given criticism about a slow response to reports of threats against the JCCs and vandalism at Jewish ...

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Portugal's Madeira Airport renamed after football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Another account was more creative, suggesting Ronaldo's face had morphed into a combination of former Formula One driver David Coulthard and Sloth from The Goonies . As for the bust, well, it looks nothing like the soccer superstar. Tourism is the economic mainstay of Madeira, which lies about 500 kilometers (310 miles) off the northwest coast of Africa.

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Embattled Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Luckey was no stranger to controversy: Luckey told the Daily Beast previous year he was putting money behind an internet group that campaigned against Hillary Clinton. "His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry", the Facebook statement said. It's not known whether Luckey's leaving is voluntary; Oculus declined to offer comment on that regard or whether Luckey will be involved in any capacity with Oculus or Facebook moving forward.

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Investors Attention Alert: Weatherford International plc's (WFT)

The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 6.25% and positively from its 50 days moving average 11.44%. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, August 10 with "Buy". WFG Advisors LP now owns 62,294 shares of the company's stock worth $394,000 after buying an additional 60,844 shares during the period. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Sharknado? Australian cyclone leaves behind shark in puddle

All its domestic Gold Coast flights scheduled to arrive or depart this afternoon were also cancelled. Nearly 60 fire and emergency service personnel from NSW were being sent over the border to bolster swiftwater rescue teams stretched by the cyclone disaster in the north.

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Kohli says friendship comment was "blown out of proportion'"

This series brought in a new record for Captain Virat Kohli, under whose captaincy team India won seven consecutive test series and nine consecutive series in all formats. The 2017 Border-Gavaskar Test series has turned out to be one of the lowest points in relations between the Indian and Australian cricket teams, with players from both sides not holding themselves back from having a go at each other.

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Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

The increase represents the second consecutive year of significant growth in the number of such deaths, which now account for 15 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths. Smartphones play a role as well, since both walkers and drivers are more likely to be distracted by the screens in their hands. "Unfortunately, this latest data shows that the U.S.is not meeting the mark on keeping pedestrians safe on our roadways".

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Samsung to recycle millions of recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones

Samsung will not be offering refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices for rent or sale in the US. The company promises that they will be refurbishing Galaxy Note 7 an an 'environment friendly way' . Samsung released its high-end Galaxy Note 7 "phablet" on August 19, 2016, but a few days later began receiving reports of battery explosions and devices catching fire during the charging process.

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Brokers Issue Forecasts for Newmont Mining Corp's Q1 2017 Earnings (NEM)

The company also has 21.03 billion in total assets, balanced by 9.16 billion in total liabilities, which should give you a sense of the viability of the company under any number of imagined business contexts. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 23rd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%.

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Samsung launches new Gear 360 with 4K video recording capability

The videos don't contain any music or audio (with the exception of the Bixby and Gear VR videos where it's necessary) - these aren't highly polished marketing materials, but they will give you a dry look at some of the key device features that were announced by Samsung yesterday.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S8 smartphone

It's actually integrated already into your phone's camera through Bixby, which is the new virtual assistant that is already deeply integrated into the camera . This year, the company apparently wanted to fully resolve the battery issues that led to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. Both the phones come with Alway On display and IP68 water and dust resistance capabilities.

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Comey wanted to reveal Russian meddling before election

FBI Director James Comey wanted to write a New York Times op-ed revealing Russia's campaign to influence the USA presidential election back in the summer of 2016 - but then-President Obama stopped it, according to Newsweek . "We are not on anybody's side, ever". "We're not fools. I know that when I make a hard decision a storm is going to follow. We just don't care, and we can't care", he said.

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Hodge apologizes to Kohli over injury comments

On a TV Show, Hodge commented that Kohli, who missed the fourth test match against Australia because of his shoulder injury, was actually saving himself up for the IPL. "No, it has changed for sure". "As I said, in the heat of the battle you want to be competitive but I've been proven wrong". I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure.

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Things You Should Know About New Samsung S8

Samsung's latest flagship phones have ditched the physical home button found in their predecessors and introduced a new virtual assistant . Infinity Wallpapers live in the Samsung Themes app, and they package three different live wallpapers together as one - for the Always-On Display , lock screen and home screen - with smooth transitions between each three levels.

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Emirates, Scoot planes damaged in Singapore

The Scoot TZ188 flight, which was originally scheduled to leave at 1.30am, was rescheduled to to "around 6am" on a replacement aircraft. Scoot is a Singaporean low-priced long-haul airline owned by Singapore Airlines. As a result, all affected passengers have been rebooked on alternative flights. It was subsequently rescheduled to around 6am on a replacement aircraft, while the affected plane underwent fix.

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Months Before Election, Comey Wanted to Go Public on Russian Federation

Comey wanted to publish the op-ed in The New York Times , but United States officials did not support him, saying that such a revelation must be backed by multiple intelligence agencies, not just one person, according to Newsweek . "We're not fools. I know that when I make a hard decision a storm is going to follow. Most people are wearing glasses that filter the world according to side", he said.

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Samsung Sets Out Recycling Plan For Faulty Galaxy Note 7

It has revealed that devices shall be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable . An investigation found that a there was a problem with the battery, which caused the over-heating. Samsung Electronics announced on Tuesday it will sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after production was suspended previous year due to battery issues that caused fires and explosions.

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Galaxy S8 integrates Pinterest visual search in Bixby

The curved edges also provide a classy look to the phone with noticeably reduced bezels and no physical buttons. In an attempt to regain the trust of consumers, the Galaxy S8 comes brimming with new features, including a security system that utilizes facial recognition software and a new digital assistant named Bixby.

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Official Announcement & Trailer] Destiny 2 Leak Confirms PC Version

You may already pre-order here and in doing so, secure a spot in the upcoming beta. That's presumably happening on the PC as well; it doesn't say otherwise. Are any of you looking forward to Destiny 2? Ghaul and the Red Legion have overpowered the Guardians and destroyed the Last City. Guardians are running out of power, and the few survivors have left.

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Consoles now sold out at Best Buy a day after restock

Be ready on Best Buy's NES Classic page to hit that purchase button when the restock goes into effect. Best Buy announced that they will carry "limited quantities" of the Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Edition from 1pm ET today, only to have it sold out in a matter of minutes.

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Telegram Introduces End-To-End Encrypted Voice Calls With Emoji Authentication

Your voice calls are also end-to-end encrypted, which means that data bytes sent and received during the call are all secure from hijacking. Telegram, a messaging app known for its emphasis on secrecy, today announced that it's rolling out the voice calling feature that it has been testing for a long time.

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ACT Fibernet debuts 1Gbps broadband in Hyderabad

Internet Service Provider ACT Fibernet plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 1,200 crore towards business growth across the country over the next 18-24 months, a top official said today. While the country is undergoing a mobile internet revolution courtesy Reliance Jio, ACT Fibernet's newest offering will fundamentally change the way consumers interact with the internet.

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George W. Bush: Trump's Inauguration Speech Was 'Some Weird Sh

Bush attended the event with his wife, Laura, as well as three other former presidents and first ladies, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, and Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. Bush has not made any public comment on the ceremony and has largely stayed silent about the new administration. From his oddly endearing amateur paintings to his relatable poncho-fighting in the rain, (and compared to the Creamsicle Carnie in office), Bush seems downright appealing these days.

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A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the US refugee program.

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Samsung Galaxy S8,S8+ launch: Unique, top features and should you buy it?

Not only has Samsung included the headphone jack , but it is tapping into its recent Harman acquisition by bundling a pair of AKG earphones with the Galaxy S8 . The fingerprint scanner now sits on the back side of the phone next to the camera module, which isn't the best place to put a fingerprint scanner.

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David Bowie's former NY apartment is now on the market

The Midtown Central home has several, large windows that offer views of Central Park. Alas, the panic room that the couple built in the master bedroom - in case a crazed fan snuck into the apartment - has been turned back into a toilet, Luxury Listings NYC reported.

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Trump Set to Sign New Executive Order Rolling Back Climate Regulations

No one country is going to solve this alone", he said. The GCF has been a key ingredient to the Paris Agreement, and without adequate financial inputs, the agreement is expected to fail. "We will stand by Paris, we will defend Paris, and we will implement Paris", the official added. "If they, at the moment, lose all the tools they have in order to achieve those targets, it's pretty clear they will not achieve those targets", he said.

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Samsung announces Bixby ahead of the Galaxy S8's unveiling

Rhee explained that completeness means that Bixby will be able to complete a multitude of tasks, meaning that the virtual assistant will be able to do nearly anything that the user can do via touch. The bad news is that when the Galaxy S8 launches only a subset of pre-installed applications will be Bixby-enabled. However the biggest challenge that the Samsung Bixby voice assistant may face, at least early on would be app support.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has one pretty display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display while the S8+ comes with 6.2-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display which Samsung is calling the Infinity Display . Bixby works with "contextual awareness", meaning as it learns more about you, it can offer even more personal answers. Folks who preorder get a free version of Samsung's new Gear VR headset, including its new controller and some Oculus content.

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E-cigarette nicotine ban condemned as 'flawed and unethical'

Today, Wagner said if an e-cigarette got approved as a stop-smoking medicine under the Medicines Act the Government may consider subsidising it. Wagner said the government was taking a "cautious approach" by aligning the regulations around vaping with those for cigarettes.

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Samsung may sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices

If demand is present, with agreement from local authorities and operators, Samsung said it may resell the Note7. Samsung also announced it will participate in new research led by the European Union aimed at developing a new environmentally friendly technology to recycle smartphones.

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John Oliver Mocks Trump's Awkward Meeting With German Chancellor

Trump accused Merkel of "ruining Germany" for allowing thousands of Syrian and other refugees into the country. Trump also stood by unproven claims that the Obama administration tapped his phones, and expressed solidarity with a surprised Merkel, whose government charged Washington in 2013 may have been spying on her.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson readyt to break spacewalk record

She served as commander of the station during her second visit and was the first non-military pilot, and first female, to serve as chief of NASA's astronaut office at the Johnson Space Center. That's the most spacewalks ever performed by a woman. Whitson's last spacewalk was on January 6 with Commander Shane Kimbrough when she hooked up new lithium-ion batteries and inspected the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.


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