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SpaceX launches and lands two rockets in one weekend

Friday's first-stage looked to have a particularly rough landing, and appeared bent on the live video feed. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. He tweeted afterwards: "New titanium grid fins worked even better than expected". Musk said the updated Falcon 9 "should be capable of an indefinite number of flights with no service".

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Sacramento drivers ranked as worst in the entire US

Detroit particularly ranks well in accident rate (the lowest in the country) and speeding citations (second lowest). Providence, Orlando, Miami and Little Rock round out the Top 5 best driving cities in America. Sacramento ranked No. 1, ahead of Salt Lake City and Riverside. But surprisingly, our study firmly places Detroit in the top spot as America's best driving city.

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Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

Elon Musk's private space company is on a roll, with SpaceX successfully launching two Falcon 9 rockets in the span of two days. These satellites carry ADS-B payloads. Launch customer Qatar Airways will participate in a "soft launch" of Global Beacon later this year, Aireon CEO Don Thoma told reporters on a conference call last week.

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Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine In The EU

The European Commission has told the internet search giant that it now has 90 days to stop the practice or face a penalty of up to 5 per cent of the average daily turnover of the firm's parent company, Alphabet . To avoid more pain in Europe, Google will have to change the way it does business in the region. The other case is AdSense, "where the Commission is concerned that Google has reduced choice by preventing third-party websites from sourcing search ads from Google's competitors".

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JK Rowling marks 'wonderful' Harry Potter anniversary

Thank you", Rowling wrote early Monday. One of the Potter spin-offs, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them , will become a series of five films, the first of which was released in 2016. Facebook has also added a temporary feature that turns the words " Harry Potter " "Gryffindor" "Slytherin" "Hufflepuff" and "Ravenclaw" into interactive links, which when clicked on, produce a wand which shoots sparks on your screen.

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Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban

The ruling sets up a potential clash between the government and opponents of the ban over the strength of visitors' ties to the United States . Trump's initial executive order - handed down without warning a week after he took office in January - triggered mayhem at airports in the United States and overseas until it was blocked by the courts less than a week later.

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New research suggests smartphones might actually be making you dumber

These tests can gauge the available cognitive capacity of participants or the ability of their brains to hold and process data at any time. The participants were required to take a series of tests on a computer , created to require full concentration on the part of the testee.

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SpaceX launches satellites from California base

After launching Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, SpaceX nailed its "weekend doubleheader " with another successful launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force on Sunday.

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'Tumultuous divorce' behind apparent murder of 5-year-old, officials say

There are now more than 200 law enforcement officers working the case and the search has expanded from Los Angeles county to Santa Barbara. Sheriff's officials say the father took prescription pills and was found in a vehicle doused in gasoline.

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Samsung's upcoming budget smartphone Galaxy Stellar 2 leaked: Price, Specifications and more

However, according to some rumors, the phone would be priced at 699 CNY. If that's true, maybe holding off on purchasing an S8 Plus is a good idea. The device, which comes with a battery capacity of 3,300 mAh, allows users to make a consecutive call of 25 hours, along with LTE-data streaming of 17 hours.

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Alaska Airlines' charter gives passengers front-row seats to eclipse

It will be moving over 14 states from OR to SC and the United States since 1979 will experience its first total eclipse of the sun and in 99 years the first coast-to-coast eclipse. Hotels and campsites along the path of totality have been virtually sold out for months , and Alaska reported that flights to eclipse destinations such as Redmond in central OR and Sun Valley in Idaho are filling up for August's big week as well.

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Montana officials talk about grizzly delisting

The Interior Department plans to remove the federal protections that the Yellowstone grizzly bear has had under the Endangered Species Act for the last 42 years, officials announced on June 22. Others like Matthew Bishop, attorney at the Western Environmental Law Center, are skeptical about the announcement, saying it's too early to make that call.

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Mobile launches LTE-U

If you need a refresher, LTE-U, or LTE-Unlicensed, is part of the LTE Advanced standard, which takes advantage of unused frequency from the 5 GHz band of spectrum (typically used by Wi-Fi routers) for faster LTE service. "This means that the fastest LTE network - that's T-Mobile - will only get faster". T-Mobile will be densifying its network later this year. T-Mobile likes to talk up its network enhancements, and today the magenta carrier made two more announcements .

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Chinese Mobile Manufacturer Vivo retains IPL title sponsorship for next five years

The Indian board had invited title sponsorship bids for the cash-rich league earlier this year with tenders acceptable till noon on June 27th. Vivo India is once again the title sponsor of Indian Premier League (IPL). The VIVO name will brandish before the IPL for the next five seasons, starting from IPL 2018. BCCI initiated the process of inviting bids on May 31 when it asked interested parties to collect tender documents from its office in Mumbai on payment of Rs 3 lakh.

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UK Parliament Hit By Cyber Attack Targeting Email Accounts

Members of both houses of parliament, including the prime minister, other government ministers and their aides all use the email network hit by the attack. Staff arriving at Parliament Monday morning were handed notices informing them that access to the parliamentary network was suspended for all users until they changed their passwords and put in place multi-factor authentication .

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Aston Martin RapidE gets green light for production

Williams Advanced Engineering will join Aston Martin in developing the new auto. The Aston Martin RapidE will enter production in 2019 as the brand's first fully electric auto. Aston Martin is working with Williams Advanced Engineering as the lead engineering partner on the project, with production expected to kick off come 2019.

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OnePlus 5 smartphone in India ready to sell from Amazon India

OnePlus 5 has officially gone on sale on Amazon India today. So far, the release date she is not, but probably it will happen this summer. The OnePlus 5 6GB RAM variant comes with a 64GB internal memory, while the 8GB RAM variant comes with a 128GB internal memory .

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'Extremely volatile': Johnny Depp's legal battle takes dark turn

During her nasty divorce from Johnny Depp , Amber Heard claimed that her ex physically abused her (claims that Depp's reps have continually denied), but some new allegations are surfacing claiming Depp had "gotten physical" with Heard during their brief marriage.

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Paris Agreement in focus

Like many Americans, I was disappointed but not surprised when President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accords, an worldwide agreement of almost 200 countries to keep climate change within a safe 2 degrees Celsius.

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$115M Settlement Proposed in Anthem Data Breach Case

In addition to the $115 million fund, the settlement will require Anthem to implement and maintain changes to its information security systems, such as encrypting certain information and archiving sensitive data. In January , seven state insurance commissioners released a report on their investigation into the massive cyberattack against Anthem. The settlement is created to protect class members from future risk, provide compensation and ensure best cybersecurity practices to deter against ...

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Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset too big to fail

The UNESCO report was the first global scientific study of the impact of climate change on the 29 coral reefs with the United Nations designation as "World Heritage" sites of environmental importance. Experts say the reef has already been irreversibly damaged, while a report from UNESCO states that the reef will be dead by the end of the century if global greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced.

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JK Rowling Marks 20 Years Since Harry Potter Appeared

Still, for the Harry Potter nerds out there (myself very much included), it's a fun way to celebrate J. K. Rowling and the series that changed childhoods everywhere around the world twenty years ago. Stranger Things and Riverdale actress Shannon Purser wrote a tweet thanking Rowling "for creating one of the most attractive worlds I've ever had the pleasure of visiting".

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Facebook, Twitter and other US tech giants join forces against terror content

Announcing the creation of the forum a blog post on Twitter read: "The spread of terrorism and violent extremism is a pressing global problem and a critical challenge for us all ". The companies say that the scope of its work "will evolved over time", but the hope seems to be that a concerted approach backed by private tech companies combined with efforts in the public sector will be effective in reducing the real-world impact of extremist content across the web.

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Did Tristan Thompson Propose To Khloe Kardashian At Her Surprise Birthday Party?

Fans immediately took to social media to ask Khloe Kardashian if she was pregnant with Tristan Thompson's baby. Reportedly, "Dad + Mom" are just the nicknames Thompson and Kardashian use for one another. " Khloe looked happy and really good", a source told E! "The family loves Tristan and they were all taking photos with him and really treated him like a family member".

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SpaceX set for rocket launch double feature

Next up, SpaceX will attempt its Iridium-2 mission launch on Sunday, June 25. The latest event comprised of 10 new satellites for Iridium that will uplift Iridium's NEXT constellation mission. It has already launched more rockets in 2017 than any other year. Musk posted footage of Falcon 9's descent to Instagram. With this launch complete, there are now 20 Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit.

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What we know so far: Samsung Galaxy Note8 edition

It was earlier speculated that Samsung is likely to launch the Galaxy Note 8 at IFA 2017 in Berlin in September. This obviously doesn't mean that the Galaxy Note 8 will cost $999 in the United States but it's certainly going to be priced in the same ballpark if this information is accurate.

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ABC Releases 'Marvel's Inhumans' Poster & Premiere Details

In tandem with the announcement, two new one-sheets were unleashed: one poster, and one banner created to tease the otherworldly city of Attilan. "Its going to be very cool", he wrote. Also starring on the series are Mike Moh as Triton and Henry Ian Cusick as an original character named Dr. Evan Declan. The drama is being written and executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter) who is serving as showrunner, with Marvel's Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory executive producing.

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SpaceX has launched and landed two used rockets in one weekend

Falcon 9's first stage for the BulgariaSat-1 mission previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year. On Friday , SpaceX used a previously flown rocket booster that was used in a January mission. It was the second time SpaceX has used a flight-proven first stage on a mission.

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Waymo teams with Avis to manage autonomous vehicle fleet

But you're still going have to drive your own rental vehicle for the foreseeable future. It's similar to the one Uber launched in Pittsburgh past year involving the company's own self-driving cars . The stock price for Avis Budget Group , the parent company of companies including Avis and Zipcar, jumped to a high of $29.14 per share on news of the partnership.

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SpaceX set to launch satellites from California air base

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully Sunday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base's Western Range, carrying a payload of 10 commercial communications satellites in an important test of the company's ability to increase launch rates.

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Chile into semis after draw with profligate Australia

Werner ensured his team avoided late drama just three minutes later, notching his second goal of the match. But Werner restored Germany's two-goal cushion. Germany took the lead in the 48th minute as a superb back-heel from captain Julian Draxler steered the ball into the path of former Turkey junior global Demirbay and he rifled a shot into the roof of the net.

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Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

Germany need a point to progress while the African champions must win by two clear goals to stay in the tournament. After a VAR review saw Ernest Mabouka eventually sent off for a high tackle on Emre Can after Sebastien Siani was initially mistakenly dismissed, Germany quickly extended their lead through Werner's first worldwide goal.

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Huawei's Honor 9 gets United Kingdom pricing in new Amazon leak

Given that this smartphone will be priced in the affordable market segment, we can expect it to set a fierce competition in the already crowded market. You get the same dual-camera setup of two 12 MP lenses, one for RGB, and one for monochrome details. Huawei Honor 8 Pro runs on Android 7 Nougat with a layer of Emoticon EMUI 5.1 UI.

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Skylake and Kaby Lake Processors Allegedly Have Broken Hyper-Threading

Kaby Lake is a little bit of a mixed bag, with Intel's latest April 2017 microcode update now a few months old, but has revisions 0x5d/0x5e that might fix these issues for Kaby Lake CPUs with signatures of 0x806e9 and 0x906e9. "This can only happen when both logical processors on the same physical processor are active", Intel's documentation on the errata explained. Specific code patterns in applications will trigger the defect, and as yet, there isn't a list of specific software to ...

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Sega and Data Discs Announce Exclusive Vinyl Album For Sonic Mania

Created by Headcannon and PagodaWest Games, Sonic Mania is notable for being developed by programmers and designers who are well-known in the Sonic fangame community. The inner sleeve of the album also includes artwork of the characters found throughout the game. SEGA in a partnership with Data Discs will bring this exclusive vinyl album to life for the masses.


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