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Solar Eclipse: Monday's Cloud Forecast, Timeline Solar Eclipse: Monday's Cloud Forecast, Timeline
- August 20, 2017

Spokesman Mark Saunders says the postmarks will be unique in some locations, while most will use one designed by the national office. While partial solar eclipses often occur up to two times per year, Monday's event offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for viewers in the United States because a large swath of the country will experience a complete blotting out of the sun by the moon . (more...)
As eclipse draws closer, so does southern Nevada anticipation As eclipse draws closer, so does southern Nevada anticipation
- August 20, 2017

Accompanying television coverage will include reporting from Oregon, Missouri, Tennessee and SC. It's no more than 70 miles wide along most of the band, and if you can place yourself anywhere along the middle of the band you're in a really sweet spot. (more...)
Trump slam critics of his Charlottesville violence response Trump slam critics of his Charlottesville violence response
- August 20, 2017

On one hand, the removal of hundreds of Confederate and related statues bears a troubling resemblance to efforts by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin or the Islamic State to selectively erase inconvenient history. Trump's description of the weekend's events on Tuesday, in which he blamed " many sides" for the violence , was not accurate, 55 percent of respondents said. (more...)
Andromeda Won't Have Any More Single-Player Updates Andromeda Won't Have Any More Single-Player Updates
- August 20, 2017

BioWare will, however, continue to add more multiplayer content. "We're proud of what we created, and we hope you enjoyed it as well", the update on MassEffect.com continues. It concludes: "We appreciate all the millions of people who came with us to the Andromeda galaxy". While BioWare is shy about what will happen next (it only "hope [s] to see you again in the Mass Effect universe), the franchise's Casey Hudson is returning ". (more...)
Solar eclipse 2017: Make your own solar eclipse viewer Solar eclipse 2017: Make your own solar eclipse viewer
- August 20, 2017

Pinhole projection works by directing sunlight through a small opening and projecting the sun's image as a shadow onto another surface. Pizza Hut has a unique way for you to watch it. It's free - and pretty easy - to find or even make a device that will help you see a projection of the eclipse. A reflection of the sun will be projected through the foil and onto the white paper inside the box Remember, never look directly at the sun! Watch as the holes between your fingers turn to ... (more...)
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy launch trailer released, watch it here Uncharted: The Lost Legacy launch trailer released, watch it here
- August 20, 2017

The other good news here is that the Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Uncharted 4 co-op/multiplayer communities are "unified, so regardless of which game you own, you can team up and play with your friends". As has been previously discussed, with Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross taking the reins in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy , it means that the original protagonist of the series, Nathan Drake , will be sitting on the sidelines for this outing. (more...)
McLaren Brings One-Off Purple 720S To Pebble Beach McLaren Brings One-Off Purple 720S To Pebble Beach
- August 20, 2017

This bespoke 720S joins its garage mates that include a McLaren 12C in McLaren Orange, a 12C Spider in bespoke purple and a McLaren P1 in bespoke green. No mechanical changes have been made, so it is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 like other 720S cars, sending 710bhp to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. (more...)
Solar event to eclipse first day of class Solar event to eclipse first day of class
- August 19, 2017

Wearing them, you'll see the sun as an orange dot. From Oregon to SC, a stretch of about 70 miles in America will have a " path of totality ", where they'll see the solar eclipse 100 percent. The moon will continue to move over the sun. Looking directly at the sun is incredibly unsafe , and the total solar eclipse on Monday will not be an exception to the rule. (more...)
Rare Solar Eclipse Will Take Place On Monday Rare Solar Eclipse Will Take Place On Monday
- August 19, 2017

In 1979, a solar eclipse covered the Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada. It was later found on earth, too. "It is important that we all work together and practice safety during moments like this and remember that even the smallest unsafe decision can ruin what could be a treasured memory". (more...)
Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept auto to rival Tesla Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept auto to rival Tesla
- August 19, 2017

A long bonnet, huge radiator grille "inspired by a pinstriped suit" and slim headlights all feature, along with a rear end created to evoke images of luxury yachts. The new concept is as much an exercise in styling as anything else, previewing proportions, details and design touches that could appear on future Mercedes models, Maybach-badged or otherwise. (more...)
Leah Remini Claims Tom Cruise Is Leah Remini Claims Tom Cruise Is "Diabolical" And "Not A Good Person"
- August 19, 2017

Leah Remini is continuing her crusade against the mysterious Church of Scientology - and this time Tom Cruise is her target. Her response was blunt. This comes just days after " Handmaid's Tale " actress and lifelong Scientologist Elisabeth Moss reportedly left the room at the Television Critics Association Awards when Remini took to the stage to accept an award. (more...)
Duke statue resembling Robert E. Lee vandalized Duke statue resembling Robert E. Lee vandalized
- August 19, 2017

Duke officials have launched an investigation into defacement on the statue near the school's Duke Chapel, reported Duke Today. "Security has been increased around the chapel as well", the university stated. The statue, one of 10 historical figures lining the main entryway of Duke Chapel, had scuff marks where it had been struck near the left eye. Thursday's incident is the first known damage targeting the Lee statue. (more...)
Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for August 21
- August 19, 2017

On this episode of the Droid Life Show, we're counting down the minutes until the next wave of Android phones is announced and in our hands for review. This is a more powerful way to control what an app can push to your notification shade. But Google certainly took its time to deploy Instant Apps, and many people soon forgot it even exists. (more...)
Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts
- August 19, 2017

My Google Home's are on firmware version 93937 and the option to turn on pairing is now showing in the settings for each individual Google Home unit. Once there you will see the "Paired Bluetooth Devices" option, select that and you'll see "Enable Pair Mode". However that was an accidental update which Google rolled back rather quickly. (more...)
Spotify removes white sovereignty music charts Spotify removes white sovereignty music charts
- August 19, 2017

This doesn't come as a total surprise since back at Google I/O in May, the search giant announced that its Smart Speaker would eventually support Spotify's free and paid levels of service. Spotify also gave a second statement, which outlined its stance on offensive music. "We are incredibly excited that, from today, millions of Spotify's free users will be able to enjoy Spotify in their homes through voice-activated speakers for the very first time, thanks to the Assistant on Google ... (more...)
Largest known near-Earth asteroid set to whizz past us in September Largest known near-Earth asteroid set to whizz past us in September
- August 19, 2017

But as an exceptional case, asteroid Florence which is due for a close encounter with earth in September is the largest near-Earth object (NEO) to come this close to earth in 20 years. The asteroid should be visible to small telescopes starting in late August. There have been closer fly-bys of asteroids before, but this event is important, said Chodas, because of the size of the asteroid. (more...)
How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Hurting Your Eyes How To Watch The Solar Eclipse Without Hurting Your Eyes
- August 19, 2017

According to Today , Tomososki began to see flashes in his vision, similar to the spots that occur when a picture is taken with a flashbulb. Even Tomososki's eye doctors can tell the solar eclipse caused damage to his eye. Tomososki simply looked up at the sky with his naked eyes. As a result, patients with solar retinopathy may have blurry vision or a central blind point in their eyes, according to the AAO. (more...)
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Release Date Announced, Collector's Edition Revealed Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Release Date Announced, Collector's Edition Revealed
- August 19, 2017

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is now out on Japanese arcade machines, but come January will be available on home consoles. Square Enix previously teased that it would be arriving early, and they managed to deliver. Set a long time after the events of previous games, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will feature a number of new features and a focus on 3 vs. 3 combat. (more...)
Fatal Bullet Coming Early 2018 Fatal Bullet Coming Early 2018
- August 19, 2017

The story will apparently borrow from the second season of Sword Art Online , and will be set in the digital world of " Gun Gale Online ". That said, it features a fully original story supervised by the series' creator, Reki Kawahara. For those unfamiliar with the universe, Sword Art Online puts players in the shoes of characters who live in virtual reality driven MMOs. Other than Japanese and English, Chinese and Korean announcements for the game have also been made. (more...)
Fatal Bullet announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC Fatal Bullet announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- August 19, 2017

What we do know for certain, however, is that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will arrive in Japan in 2018 and will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One systems. Step into the versatile landscapes and environments of Gun Gale Online . Interact with characters from the Sword Art Online original novels, anime and previous games as you navigate a world that is vastly personalized and visually enhanced. (more...)