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Sony to restart vinyl record production

Sony said subsidiary Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc recently installed a press for vinyl records at a factory in central Japan. The Japanese company stopped making vinyl records in 1989 when CDs took over as the preferred format, before the invention of mp3 and streaming services.

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NASA rocket launch to create colorful clouds in space

The vapor tracers are formed through the interaction of barium, strontium and cupric-oxide. 'The wait is over!' NASA Wallops tweeted. The launch of the Terrier-Improved Malemute two-stage sounding rocket had been repeatedly rescheduled , but the rocket finally got its chance at 4:25 a.m.

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'Cash Me Ousside' teen pleads guilty to charges

On May 26, 2016, Bregoli called the police to report a domestic battery involving her mother, and accused her of using drugs after spreading powdered sugar on a bathroom counter and describing it as heroin to police, according to the State Attorney's Office.

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Canon launches new entry level DSLR, the EOS 200D in India

After four years and months of speculation, Canon is replacing the Canon EOS 6D with a newer model, the EOS 6D Mark II - slotting in nicely below the flagship Canon EOS 5D Mark IV but above the 7D Mark II. With a battery and memory card inserted the camera weighs 453g without a lens. It measures W122.4 x H92.6 x D69.8mm as opposed to 116.8x90.7x69mm. This latest announcement only reaffirms what we already know.

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Alton Sterling's family sues city and police of Baton Rouge

Federal investigators reviewed the shooting but did not prosecute the officers on civil rights charges, saying investigators could not prove the officers acted willfully and unreasonably. After telling Sterling to put his hands on the hood of a auto, a struggle ensued and Lake used his stun gun on Sterling. Sterling at the time was carrying a.38-caliber revolver, with six rounds in it, the Justice Department has said.

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More Bad News for Ford After Massive Recall Announced

The safety recall will affect around 400,000 Transits built in the automaker's Kansas City plant in the last two years. Based on the field data, Ford does not expect the current flexible couplings to deteriorate sufficiently to result in driveline separation in vehicles with less than 30,000 miles.

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Adverts will soon be following you into virtual reality

Outlyer Technologies launched a platform for ads a year ago that enables advertisers to serve interactive content in standard IAB ad formats in any mobile browser. Now Area 120 was launched in March 2016 , at Google. So in this case the VR ads will be viewed on Google Cardboard and Daydream , but the Google blog post also menstions Samsung Gear VR .

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Pokemon Go Increases Difficulty of Some Raid Bosses

While players who had been "active" in using Pokemon Go's new gym system are being made eligible, the publication reports that Niantic isn't giving away any Legendary Raid Pass just yet, saying that Niantic plans to distribute the code to gamers via email at a later date.

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Join the trip to see the total eclipse

The Great American Eclipse will pass along a stretch of land from OR to SC over the U.S. Viewers in the path of totality , span about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, may see the moon directly passing in front of the sun, turning day into twilight.

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UK's fragile government faces challenge over austerity

Mrs May said that cladding samples from 120 tower blocks, in 37 local authority areas, have now failed flammability tests - a 100% failure rate. Safety checks are continuing across the country following the Grenfell Tower blaze on June 14, which was apparently stoked by the building's flammable exterior cladding and left at least 79 people dead or missing.

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SpaceX Eyes New Rocket Refurbishment & Storage Facility in Florida

An increase in SpaceX's launch schedule capabilities would allow the company to drive ahead into its backlog of over 70 missions worth over ten billion dollars in total. The satellite, which will offer trans-Atlantic communications links and will reach customers as far as Latin America and Africa, will be replacing the same company's 903 communications satellite that was launched back in 2002 on board a Russian-owned Proton rocket.

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Facebook Now Deleting 66K Posts a Week in Anti-Hate Campaign

Facebook said Tuesday that it deleted about 66,000 posts a week in the last two months as the social media giant cracks down on what it deems to be hate speech. Allan's post concludes with the measures they're using to continue to fight hate speech, from AI and machine learning to building up moderation teams.

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Microsoft looks to AI to fight malware

Also new in the update is a suite called Windows Autopilot, which is a set of custom tools for IT admins created to make their lives easier. But, with no indication that anything has changed, the headline now reads "Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online".

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Please See 'Baby Driver' At Least 3 Times In Theaters

In the film, Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game . Baby is indebted to a crime boss named Doc ( Kevin Spacey ) and is nearing the end of his tenure in which he hopes to break free, not ever commit another crime, and settle down in a life where he wouldn't steal, flirt shamelessly, and make, uh, remixes.

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Until Dawn Headlines July 2017's Free PlayStation Plus Games

Usually, PS Plus members get two free PS4 games each month - so the addition of That's You is a nice little bonus. Available from the 4th of July, the alternative horror game is a nice subversion of the genre; kind of like the video game equivalent of Scream or Cabin In the Woods.

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Ubisoft founders raise stake in attempt to hold off Vivendi

Last year, the family only owned around 9% of the company's shares. Hints that Ubisoft is working on the next Splinter Cell game come from the company's CEO Yves Guillemot. In FY2019 Ubisoft expects to push PRI earnings to 25% of all total revenues, or $584.1 million, up more than 113% year-over-year. Speaking via the Ubisoft blog , Guillemot addressed the absent series with optimism.

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Another global ransomware attack one month after WannaCry panic

The attack has been widely reported as a straight-up criminal enterprise spreading ransomware in order to make money, but on that front, it was a dud. Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said its servers had been hit been a large-scale cyber attack but its oil production was unaffected. There is further evidence that the timing of the cyberattack was set to coincide with events in the real world, with Ukraine celebrating Constitution Day on Wednesday.

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SpaceX closes out a rocket doubleheader with Iridium launch and booster landing

As the second instance of reusing one of its rockets, this marks 12 completed landings out of 17 attempts for SpaceX , and the 7th successful recovery at sea, where the rocket's first stage touches down upright on a floating drone platform.

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China aims to reduce pollution with new 'Forest City'

China has broken ground on a new "forest city", meant to curb the effects of air pollution in the region. In an effort to make the city as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible, Stefano Boeri plans on powering as numerous buildings as possible via geothermal and solar energy .

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Chemical attack warning signals another U.S. strike in Syria

In the White House statement Monday night warning Syrian leaders against a chemical attack, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. Jamil Saleh, the commander of the rebel Jaysh al-Ezzah faction, on Tuesday called for renewed airstrikes on the Shayrat Air Base in central Syria, where the United States alleges the government is preparing another chemical attack.

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Worth Watching Stocks: Whiting Petroleum Corp(NYSE:WLL) , Seadrill Ltd(NYSE:SDRL)

Renaissance Technologies acquired a new position in stocks of Whiting Petroleum Corporation during the Q1 assessed at roughly $29,442,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and global copyright legislation. The short interest to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's float is 1.34%. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation had 73 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

Security vendors including Bitdefender and Kaspersky said the NSA exploit, known as EternalBlue, lets malware spread rapidly across internal networks at companies and other large organizations. "A massive ransomware campaign is now unfolding worldwide", said Romanian cybersecurity company Bitdefender, where analyst Bogdan Botezatu said that it appeared to be almost identical to GoldenEye, one of a family of hostage-taking programs that has been circulating for months.

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The existence of orbiting supermassive black holes finally confirmed

This discovery will undoubtedly provide a wealth of new knowledge for many years to come. The black holes are among the largest ever found, with a combined mass 15 billion times that of the sun, the study says. One of the black holes is orbiting the other over a period of 30,000 years. The big size of these black holes means that their orbital period is about 24,000 years old and even if the team has observed them for more than a decade, they have not yet seen any curvature in ...

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Qualcomm's new fingerprint sensor tech can scan through OLED displays and water

The new sensors will be able to work with older generations of Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, from the 200 series up to the recently announced 630 and 660 chips . This provides OEMs and operators with the ability to offer truly distinct, differentiated devices with added value on truly groundbreaking new devices."-Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc".

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Google will stop scanning emails for ad targeting

Google said that it chose to kill the feature within free personal accounts too to better align consumer and business products. "This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads for other Google products". Google is increasing its sales push in the cloud industry to catch up to Amazon and Microsoft , now the ¬market leaders in the field. The company said in an online post, " Google's (corporate) customers own their data, not Google".

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SNES Classic Will be Much Easier to Find, According to Nintendo

Super Nintendo, originally released in 1990, was the second console the company released. Other notable titles include " Donkey Kong Country ", " Super Mario Kart ", " Mega Man X ", " Secret of Mana ", and " Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars ".

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Merck among companies affected by global cyberattack

Rozenko Pavlo, the deputy Prime Minister , said he and fellow Ukrainian government members do not have access to their computers. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where a huge meltdown occurred in 1986, has had its radiation monitoring equipment knocked out by the mass cyberattack sweeping Ukraine , though most other systems are functioning as normal.

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Ukraine's key information systems unaffected by cyber attack: PM

It spread to other computers on companies' networks by leveraging software holes. "We can confirm that Maersk IT systems are down across multiple sites and business units due to a cyber attack", the company said. In March this year Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability Petya exploits. Russia's Rosneft, one of the world's biggest crude producers by volume, said its systems had suffered "serious consequences", but added oil production had not been affected because it ...

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New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe

Ukraine was not the only location where the virus chose to wreak havoc as other parts of Europe and the US have been affected. USA pharmaceutical giant Merck said it had been hit, posting on Twitter that its "computer network was compromised today as part of global hack".

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell refused to explain if United States firms or infrastructure have been affected by the cyber attacks , but he said that the government is in communication with its global partners and is ready to provide help to anyone who requests it, Efe news reported .

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Hittin' the road AAA predicts strong Fourth of July weekend travel

No less than 3.44 million travelers will take to the skies this Independence Day, an increase of 4.6 percent over past year for air travel, with another 3.27 million going for alternative forms - cruises, buses, and trains. As of Monday, gas prices were averaging $2.35 statewide. AAA workers say the reason why there are so many travelers, are because right now the price of crude is at one of its lowest, demand is very high, and refineries are stocked to the brim with oil.

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Microsoft Explains How Many Original Xbox Games Will Be Backward Compatible

Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X was announced earlier this month as a £449 mid-stream upgrade created to be compatible with existing Xbox One games but offering what Microsoft's Phil Spencer called 'true 4K' games - including 4K upgrades to existing games.

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Minnesota has nation's fattest dogs, cats

Breuninger said a healthy weight could prolong a pet's life and delay chronic disease. Dr. Kirk Breuninger , the lead researcher on the study, said 38% of dogs in MI were overweight, compared to 30% nationally. American pets are packing extra pounds these days, to the detriment of their health. Other factors might also be in play, including genetics. A vet can advise on the quantity and type of food, Breuninger said, but the exercise part will be up to you and your fur baby.

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New Assassin's Creed Game Looks A Lot Like Fallout Shelter

It offers a roster of 40 Assassins including fan favorites like Ezio , Aguilar, Shao Jun, Claudia, and Machiavelli. It tasks players with building an assassin brotherhood and managing a fortress in Spain during the Inquisition. "Different skills and character combinations are better suited to some missions than others, so the way you develop your Brotherhood can have a big impact on gameplay".

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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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