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Judge denies U.S. request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing

Judge denies U.S. request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing

The judge's order was tailored specifically to the hearing in Baltimore, but could signal complications for Sessions as he seeks to review agreements already entered into federal courts with earlier Justice Department cooperation. The investigation into Baltimore's police force was sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while being transported in a police van. Read More

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Marshawn Lynch tells Raiders he's ready to go

Marshawn Lynch tells Raiders he's ready to go

What a story it would be for Marshawn to come out of retirement , and play for his hometown team in Oakland. With so many steps already determined, it really seems like this could a possibility in the near future. Lynch could pair with second-year backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to form a three-headed backfield behind a stout offensive line. "I'm not playing football anymore", Lynch said last June in a "60 Minutes Sports" appearance on Showtime. Read More

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Apple's updated Mac Pro is coming to Canada

Apple's updated Mac Pro is coming to Canada

However, it has been more than three years since the last Mac Pro was released so the company may be anxious that some professional users feel abandoned. No exact dates have been set for the product releases. Apple's base-model Mac Pro, which previously featured a quad-core Intel Xeon CPU, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs, and 12 GB of DDR3 RAM, has been replaced with an upgraded base-model featuring a hexa-core (6-core) Intel Xeon E5 CPU, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs, and 16 GB of DDR3 RAM for ... Read More

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AOL = Oath, ala Verizon

AOL = Oath, ala Verizon

Armstrong tweeted: Billion+ Consumers, 20+ Brands, Unstoppable Team. Verizon has announced that two of the internet's biggest early names AOL and Yahoo will soon operate under one banner . "LOL OMG.", called the name "a special kind of bad". Another quipped: "What'll be the metric for Oath's success as a company?" Then, along came more made up words-as-company-names: "Tegna" and "Tronc". Read More

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Indian Open: Sindhu to take on South Korea's Ji Hyun in semis

Indian Open: Sindhu to take on South Korea's Ji Hyun in semis

Sindhu awaits her revenge from Rio 2016 fuego where Carolina Marin outclassed her by 19-21, 21-12, 21-15. The Indian eventually won the game 21-14 - thus setting up a repeat of her Olympic final match with Marin. Marin slowly found her feet on court and narrowed the gap. Sindhu tried to force her way back, and at a point of time 13-16 scoreline seemed to make a good contest. Read More

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Google Maps Turns into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools' Day

Google Maps Turns into Ms. Pac-Man for April Fools' Day

Pac-Man box on the bottom-left side of the screen. The teeth-grindingly addictive video game is slowing rolling out across the world as April Fools' day hits. While iPhone users get to pick the place they want to go, Android users are automatically taken to a chance place they know nothing about. Google usually waits until April 1 to roll out its prank. Read More

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Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said on Monday. Forbes said most of the richest women inherited their fortune. "Booming stock markets, higher commodities prices and plain old-fashioned entrepreneurship helped make this a record year in terms of wealth creation around the globe", Forbes editors Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan said. Read More

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Juno Completes Fifth Jupiter Flyby

Juno Completes Fifth Jupiter Flyby

NASA Juno probe's close encounters with Jupiter take place only once in every 53 days as the spacecraft is in a highly elliptical orbit around the planet. . Since then, the probe has made several new discoveries about the planet's composition and cloud structure as well as its magnificent auroras and magnetic fields. Read More

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Everything you need to know about the new £1 coin

Everything you need to know about the new £1 coin

There are now around 1.6 billion round pound coins in circulation in the United Kingdom, and the Royal Mint estimates that 2.55 percent of them-about 40 million pounds-are fake. The coin is bimetallic , with the outer ring being nickel-brass and gold in color, while the inner silver ring is nickel-plated alloy. Apparently not. Read More

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Hype Around iPhone 8 May Overshadow Samsung Galaxy S8 Sales

It's also not cheap: It goes for £599, though Samsung is attempting to soften the blow by throwing in a "optimised keyboard cover" supposedly worth £119 if you pre-order it. Thus the new, as well as the old iPad Pro models could prove to be detrimental to the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 . If Samsung does plan on releasing the Galaxy X next year, we are under the assumption that the device could be packing Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset manufactured on the 10nm FinFET architecture. Read More

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Record low Arctic ice for third year in a row

Record low Arctic ice for third year in a row

Shrinking sea ice levels mean more sunlight hits the ocean instead, which increases sea temperatures and causes more sea ice to melt in a self-perpetuating cycle. On March 2, Antarctic sea ice hit a record-low summertime minimum. Whether or not this new record low minimum sea ice extent in the Antarctic is due to global warming is still in question. Read More

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Brandin Cooks: 'No bad blood' with Saints over trade

It just happened to be a great opportunity for both sides. While not almost as valuable as a second round pick in this 2017 class, which is positively loaded with corner prospects that could replace Butler in the long run, keeping him on the team this season and settling for a third round pick two years from now would give the Patriots a very, very strong secondary for 2017. Read More

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Your Private Internet History Will Soon Be Up for Sale

Your Private Internet History Will Soon Be Up for Sale

In a letter , Pai told concerned Democratic Senators that he values the privacy of consumers and just wants all companies to play by the same rules, from Google and Facebook to ISPs. "We support this step towards reversing the FCC's misguided approach", the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) wrote in a statement . A final Senate vote on the measure is expected on Thursday, but it was not clear when the U.S. Read More

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Google's Android O Released To Developers

Google starts rolling out Android 7.1.2 second beta to various Nexus and Pixel phones, namely, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. It is rumored to adopt a new notification system, Andromeda. An example screenshot Google provided showed a news app with 10 different "categories" of notifications, so you can see all the tech news notifications in one shot. Read More

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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Their average net worth is $3.75 billion, which means Trump is not even worth as much as the "average" billionaire. The combined fortunes of this year's billionaires totaled to $7.67 trillion, up from $6.48 trillion in 2016. Trump slipped 220 spots on the list to 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion, a decline of $1 billion from previous year. The magazine said Ms Rinehart was the female billionaire who had the "best year" but noted that with Ms Rinehart's wealth built on iron one, "her ... Read More

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Google Makes Web Images 35% Smaller

Google Makes Web Images 35% Smaller

In fact, in experiments comparing compressed images, human raters preferred the Guetzli-produced images over those created by libjpeg , even when the latter's images were a larger file size. It serves up images that look great, but their file size is 35 percent smaller. JPEG is a lossy compression method for images, which allows a tradeoff to occur between file size and the final quality of the images. Read More

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ECJ Allows Employers to Ban Headscarves among Other Religious Symbols

ECJ Allows Employers to Ban Headscarves among Other Religious Symbols

European rabbis condemned an E.U. court's ruling allowing firms to prohibit employees' religious clothes and symbols, saying the ruling amounts to saying that "faith communities are no longer welcome". The church said the decision would prevent Christians from exercising their religious freedom. On Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that employers can ban their workers from wearing any religious symbol, including headscarves worn by some Muslim women. Read More

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'Bathroom Bill' Up For Senate Vote Tuesday

'Bathroom Bill' Up For Senate Vote Tuesday

The Texas Senate passed the bill known as SB 4 on February 8 and has now made it to the House Committee where it will be voted on in the future. Sen. "I'm afraid that if they vote for this bill they're going to put the House majority at risk next year", Cotton said. Be it because of bigotry or ignorance, Kolkhorst and Patrick both insist that the bill was created to protect the privacy of women and children by keeping men out of women's "most intimate public spaces". Read More

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Kane Sustains Injury In FA Cup Match

Kane Sustains Injury In FA Cup Match

Pochettino will be crossing his fingers and hoping that Kane's injury is not serious as Spurs look to finish in the Premier League's top four and also put silverware in the trophy cabinet in the shape of the FA Cup. "[But] me personally, and the club, we won't condone that". I'm sure it will be investigated - we just want everyone to enjoy the game. Kane has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and Spurs will be desperate to get their main source of goals back on the pitch as ... Read More

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Trump Kicks Reporters Out Of White House Photo Op For Asking Questions

Members of Congress from both political parties are warning President Donald Trump not to delete any of his tweets, arguing that doing so could violate federal record-keeping laws. The letter also warns that encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Confide could also pose conflicts under the law. "Official business must be conducted in such a way as to preserve the official record of actions taken by the federal government and its employees", the members wrote in the letter. Read More

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Naughty Dog Says It's 'Unlikely' They'll Make Another Uncharted Game

Naughty Dog Says It's 'Unlikely' They'll Make Another Uncharted Game

Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has addressed this question and provides fans with some clarity about the future of Uncharted and the future of Naughty Dog. Another Uncharted game isn't off the table permanently, but they want to try something new. Granted, linear missions haven't stopped the Uncharted games, especially Uncharted 4, from receiving stellar reviews for their stories and gameplay experience. Read More

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Lightning from space: Satellite promises a 'quantum leap' in forecasting

Lightning from space: Satellite promises a 'quantum leap' in forecasting

The brighter colors indicate more lightning energy, according to NOAA. The mapper, the first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit, continually looks for lightning flashes in the Western Hemisphere. Thus, by using the GLM to watch how storms grow and strengthen, weather researchers hope they'll be able to improve severe-weather forecasts and issue flood and flash-flood warnings sooner. Read More

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Microsoft Readies Windows Mixed Reality Developer Kits

Microsoft rebranded its Windows Holographic tech recently, to Windows Mixed Reality , and announced that other manufacturers would be creating their own headsets for PC. While Microsoft has pitched Mixed Reality as a suitable solution for those who want to interact with software, it could also be a neat way for game developers to deliver titles. Read More

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Broncos to meet with McCaffrey

Broncos to meet with McCaffrey

Officially listed as a running back, he is anything but limited to just one position. He did all of that at the highest level as he was named the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2015. While a first-round pick is highly impressive, that's not good enough for Christian. "When I thought about it, kind of the old school in me wanted to come out and say, 'Why would those guys not play?" "I'll tell them I take credit for it too". Read More

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Could the next iPhone come with USB-C?

There are a variety of reasons I believe this, chief among them: compatibility with existing products and Lightning's relatively recent arrival as a replacement for the old 30-pin connector. Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging, according to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Read More

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Amazon.com Blames S3 Outage on Human Error

Amazon.com Blames S3 Outage on Human Error

The problems caused websites and apps to become completely unavailable, while others indicated broken links and images, leaving users and companies around the globe frustrated and/or confused. At one point, the "dashboard" where Amazon tells its users which of its services are now operational wasn't working because of the S3 issue. Amazon said that it designed the system to be able to work even when "significant capacity" was removed or failed. Read More

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SpaceX announces plans for moon mission in 2018

SpaceX announces plans for moon mission in 2018

As reported by Space.com , SpaceX has a $2.6 billion contract with NASA to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station using its Dragon space capsule - the space capsule that the two tourists will travel in. "I think they are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here", Musk told reporters in the telephone conference, a day after teasing via Twitter that an announcement of some sort was forthcoming. Read More

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