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Second chance to see a total solar eclipse in 2024

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Over the next 90 minutes, the total eclipse traveled through 14 different states until ending in SC. The good news is there will be a more widely seen total solar eclipse the following year. Cities such as Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, N.Y., Sherbrooke, Que., and Fredericton are also in line for a total eclipse. If seven years is too long a wait, there will be four total solar eclipses in other parts of the world before then: One in 2019 (visible from Chile and Argentina), another in ... Read More »

Alabama High School Pride Flag Battle Rages on Change.org

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A petition on Change.org is asking that an Alabama high school remove a teacher's LGBT flag from her classroom because it creates a hostile learning environment, according to some students and their parents. "You've got white supremacists, but then you've got people like me who are history buffs, pushing back and saying, don't change history". She also says that the symbols of the Confederate States of America are not a problem. Read More »

Google stitches together footage of solar eclipse

The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the United States was in 1918 and the last time total eclipse was from visible from anywhere in the United States was in 1979. The other 36 states were all treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun. Whether you're a veteran eclipse chaser or this year's eclipse has turned you into one, keep in mind that total solar eclipses aren't quite as rare as you think . Read More »

Kidambi Srikanth crashes out, loses to world No. 1 Son Wan Ho

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As for the women, the World Championship sees the entry of two Indians into the semi-finals of a World Championship singles event for the first time since the event was instituted in 1977. The 28-year-old player defending his title has literally strolled through his four rounds, while the 33-year-old veteran left-hander has often been stretched to the limit, and has had to call upon all his wiles, steely temperament and obdurate will to make the medal round for the seventh time in his ... Read More »

We shouldn't have statues of traitors like Lee

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Heyer was among those counter-protesting the "Unite the Right" rally, in which a swarm of white supremacists, white nationalist and Nazi sympathizers, descended on Charlottesville . "I have been released from my school and will be unable to return to college to finish my senior year", said Armentrout. "I?understand it is hard for people to let go of things that they've grown up with their whole life, but sometimes we have to move forward and be progressive", Eubanks said. Read More »

Trump imposes new sanctions on Venezuela 'dictatorship'

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Southern Command in Lima, Peru, following threats of a "military option" to be considered against Venezuela by U.S. President Donald Trump . Bond investors expressed relief on Friday after new USA sanctions against Venezuela didn't ban trading of the country's existing bonds, an outcome that could have caused massive disruptions in the market for Venezuelan debt. Read More »

Apple removes Iranian apps to comply with U.S. sanctions

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Translation: 11 percent of the cellphone market in Iran belongs to Apple. But developers of apps like Iran's Uber-like Snapp, which was taken down this week, were recently sent a message from Apple saying, "Under the USA sanctions regulations, the App Store can not host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain US embargoed countries". Read More »

Watch the Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked 2017 live stream right here

Introducing the Note 8 "phablet" at an event in New York City, executives repeatedly thanked fans who had remained loyal to the device. According to Koh, this was done to guarantee battery safety in the new phone. Soon after Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 launch, speculations regarding the upcoming flagship smartphones are surfacing online. The Samsung Galaxy S8 + features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED screen, weighs 173 g, is powered by an Exynos 8895 octa-core processor with a Mail-G71 MP20 GPU ... Read More »

These 3 HTC Devices are Getting Android Oreo

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And it seems that, HTC is eager to bring it as soon as possible to its devices starting from the recent one, HTC U11. As for the timeframe, HTC has only mentioned that the Oreo update will first hit the U11 sometime in fourth quarter (October - December) this year. Read More »

Babylonians developed trigonometry 3700 years back, much earlier than Greeks

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The Greek astronomer Hipparchus , who lived about 120 years BC, has always been regarded as the father of trigonometry , with his "table of chords" on a circle considered the oldest trigonometric table. It turns out this was a historically unfortunate smiting - because if the Babylonians had been able to better communicate their knowledge, mathematics could be 1,000 years more advanced. Read More »

Facebook now lets you shoot 360-degree photos inside its app

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It's been a year since Facebook has allowed users to upload 360 degree photos and videos on their news feed, but this is the first time that Facebook will allow you to directly capture using its camera app. You can also use a 360-degree photo as your cover photo. When it's finished, you can pick the "starting point" for the photo and publish it. To try it out, tap the new "360 Photo" option in the status bar. Read More »

Kristen Stewart, Stella Maxwell Lawyer Up in Nude Photo Hack

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Their lawyer's letter follows in a similar vein to that of Tiger Woods , who has also filed for legal action against the sites promoting the images without permission. At the time of writing, the photos were still online on certain websites. "It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos ", a rep for the 32-year-old alpine ski racer said to People after the photos were stolen and published online without her ... Read More »

Samsung Gear Sport leaks ahead of announcement next week

The design looks very similar to the first edition of Samsung's smart sports hearable and we don't know what to expect in terms of extra features on top of the music, fitness and heart rate tracking of the original. However, other details were not known. The upcoming Samsung Gear S smartwatch is also expected to come with usual updates like - faster processor and improved battery life. Read More »

Facebook taps veteran exec to lead consumer hardware

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According to the report, Facebook is attempting to unity its disparate hardware efforts in order to better compete with the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft. The device has been codenamed Project Aloha, and is set to be released by Facebook in May 2018. For now, the price of Aloha is expected to be around $499, but it is not yet official. Read More »

Western Digital group to offer 1.9 trillion yen for Toshiba's chip unit

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In June, Toshiba picked a consortium including Japanese government-backed funds, private equity firm Bain Capital and South Korean chip maker SK Hynix as the preferred bidder for the prized unit. Toshiba needs to complete the sale within the fiscal year ending in March 2018 so it can use the proceeds to return the conglomerate's net worth to positive territory, a requirement to stay listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Read More »

Smartphone Fail: HTC May Sell Virtual Reality Business Or Entire Company

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HTC One smartphone on display in February 2012. At the moment, the company is working to figure out what scenarios for its various properties could work best. The company's performance has been similarly lackluster among investors. A full sale of HTC , which has businesses ranging from VR to headset manufacturing, is less likely because it isn't an obvious fit for a single acquirer, one of the people said. Read More »

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's Very Own Space Suit

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The unveiling comes with SpaceX and Boeing struggling to meet deadlines for NASA's Commercial Crew Program, a cost-savings partnership between the agency and private industry focused on facilitating travel to the space station. Boeing and SpaceX have each been developing a crew-worthy spacecraft for years. Both have been awarded missions, and the companies received $4.2 billion and $2.6 billion respectively. Read More »

KFC's New Employee Training Game Is a Virtual Reality Nightmare

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Initially reported by Eater , KFC has since issued a statement to PC Gamer confirming that this is going to be rolled-out in the near future as a part of their employee training programme. "The game is meant to supplement the existing Chicken Mastery program, not replace it", said a KFC representative. Running of an Oculus Rift, the game takes the user through the five-step process of preparing an Original Recipe chicken. Read More »