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Ripple Launches Innovation Initiative Xpring Ripple Launches Innovation Initiative Xpring
- May 17, 2018

The Ripple team announced the new initiative in a press release published on May 14th, stating that the Xpring project is created to ensure that interesting entrepreneurs "have the key essentials to grow their businesses and prosper". (more...)
NWS confirms tornado in Wayne County NWS confirms tornado in Wayne County
- May 17, 2018

The EF1 storm moved through a discontinuous path of 75 yards in Patterson with estimated peak winds of 100 miles per hour. A third tornado hit Newburgh in Orange County. Steven Price, the director of the county Emergency Management Agency, and representatives of the weather service spent the day examining damage left by Tuesday's thunderstorms. (more...)
Mets put Yoenis Cespedes on DL, return uncertain Mets put Yoenis Cespedes on DL, return uncertain
- May 17, 2018

An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury - picked up on May 6 - but the Mets chose to pull him from the lineup, stating he was available to pinch hit. Cespedes initially suffered the injury May 6 against the Rockes. He could have continued to gut it out, continue to play. Cespedes is hitting.255 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs this season. "It's just wear and tear on the body through the major league season that everybody goes through". (more...)
Family pays tribute to former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel Family pays tribute to former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel
- May 17, 2018

Cheshire police confirmed Samuel died on the scene. A spokesman for the force said: "At around 7.55am police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover near to Costcutter on West Lane". Samuel also played for Bolton and had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran in 2015. "Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle". (more...)
Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence
- May 17, 2018

The researchers show that CFC-11 levels, measured at a number of remote monitoring sites around the world, decreased in line with expectations between 2002 and 2011. Unreported production of CFC-11 outside certain specific carve-out purposes in the treaty would be a "violation of worldwide law", Weller confirmed, though he said that the protocol is "non-punitive" and the remedy would probably involve a negotiation with the offending party or country. (more...)
Distant galaxy opens door to `uncharted period of cosmic history´ Distant galaxy opens door to `uncharted period of cosmic history´
- May 17, 2018

For this reason, the presence of distant oxygen is a sign there were earlier generations of stars in this galaxy, an emailed press release on the study reported. The researchers confirmed the distance of the galaxy with observations from ground-based telescopes in Chile and reconstructed the earlier history of MACS1149-JD1 using infrared data from orbiting telescopes. (more...)
Diego Maradona named chairman of obscure Belarusian club Diego Maradona named chairman of obscure Belarusian club
- May 17, 2018

Diego Maradona will get down to work after the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. He's been appointed chairman of Belarusian Premier Division side Dinamo Brest and is expected to, in the club's words, "deal with strategic development". (more...)
AMD has begun sampling second-generation Threadripper processors AMD has begun sampling second-generation Threadripper processors
- May 17, 2018

In another slide, AMD shows the processor architecture progression of 14nm Ryzen Summit Ridge and 12nm Zen+ Pinnacle Ridge. AMD is also partnering with several OEM's to create a range of business ready system from sleek enterprise notebooks to powerful desktops. (more...)
Closed beta phase for The Crew 2 begins on May 31st Closed beta phase for The Crew 2 begins on May 31st
- May 17, 2018

The Crew 2 closed beta will run from 8AM UTC / 9AM BST/ 10AM CEST / 4AM EDT on Thursday, May 31 to 8AM UTC / 9AM BST/ 10AM CEST / 4AM EDT on Monday June 4. All the in-game photo and replay modes will be available, as will cooperative play. What's more, beta participants will receive a leather jacket in their inventory in the final game as a reward. (more...)
This is how the hefty dinosaurs incubated without squashing their eggs This is how the hefty dinosaurs incubated without squashing their eggs
- May 17, 2018

Almost all modern bird species sit right on top of their eggs, though it should be noted that even the largest birds are generally smaller compared to oviraptorosaurs. "Oviraptorosaurs appear to have adapted to being able to sit on their clutches, even at giant body size", study co-author Darla Zelenitsky , an assistant professor of paleontology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, told Live Science . (more...)
Facebook's Zuckerberg to appear at European Parliament -speaker Facebook's Zuckerberg to appear at European Parliament -speaker
- May 16, 2018

More than a million of these victims are believed to be in the United Kingdom, but Mr Zuckerberg has so far refused to appear before British MPs, in a move they describe as absolutely astonishing. Mr Zuckerberg's appearance before European Union politicians comes just ahead of the bloc's new data protection laws, which Facebook has said it will only implement within its jurisdiction - standing in contrast to Apple, which has said it will apply the same privacy standards worldwide. (more...)
New Flagship SUV On The Way? Lexus Registers LQ Trademark In US New Flagship SUV On The Way? Lexus Registers LQ Trademark In US
- May 16, 2018

S. on May 7 for "automobiles and structural parts thereof". If you are not familiar with the name "L" from Lexus, it is usual reserved for their top models . Automakers often register names that never get used, whether they're meant to or not at the time of application. The architecture of the Lexus LF-1 Limitless involves the use of standard gasoline engines, and hybrid, fully electric or hydrogen units. (more...)
Instagram CEO Confirms Usage Insights Feature Being Developed Instagram CEO Confirms Usage Insights Feature Being Developed
- May 16, 2018

Systrom admitted that the time people are spending online may be having a negative effect on individuals, and it was down to companies like Instagram to respond to the issue. A 2017 study released by analytics firm Flurry showed the average USA user spends five hours a day on their device, a 20 percent year-over-year increase. (more...)
Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India Facebook rolls out Stories archive and voice posts, starting in India
- May 16, 2018

Facebook on Wednesday announced several new updates for its Indian consumer, following which the updates will be part of Facebook's global platform, it was announced. We've been talking to our community to understand how people want to use Stories, so we can give them the tools to create and connect in meaningful ways. (more...)
ZTE Is Among Samsung's Plans To Expand Exynos Processor Sales ZTE Is Among Samsung's Plans To Expand Exynos Processor Sales
- May 16, 2018

Currently Samsung's only client for the Exynos processers is the Chinese OEM company Meizu. Among the manufacturers of smartphones, which Samsung is negotiating on the supply of processors, it appears ZTE. This move if successful, can put Samsung in direct competition with Qualcomm, which supplies to all the major smartphone makers. That's not a big surprise, given the fact that American companies have been banned from selling to ZTE for seven years. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Smash Bros. will be playable at Japanese locations next month Nintendo Switch Smash Bros. will be playable at Japanese locations next month
- May 16, 2018

The game's huge, dedicated community only have to hold out a little longer for some more answers, as well as a look at the game in action, once E3 rolls around, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles between June 12-14. Now, Nintendo has confirmed E3 attendees will be able to play the game on the show floor. "We're always looking to improve the ways people can maximize the fun they have with Nintendo at E3", explains Nintendo of America senior vice president of sales and marketing, Doug ... (more...)
Deep Silver Delays Shenmue 3 for PS4/PC Into 2019 for Additional Polishing Deep Silver Delays Shenmue 3 for PS4/PC Into 2019 for Additional Polishing
- May 16, 2018

It was originally supposed to come out in December 2017. Publisher Deep Silver made the announcement, giving the usual reasons for why games get delayed. "Deep Silver today announce that their upcoming release Shenmue III has been moved and will now release in 2019", the announcement reads. This will allow developer YS Net some extra time to "polish the quality of the game", though for Shenmue fans it is yet another hurdle they face in finally getting their hands on the long-awaited game. (more...)
Vivo X21i officially launched in China : Overview and specifications Vivo X21i officially launched in China : Overview and specifications
- May 16, 2018

Vivo X21i features MediaTek's Helio P60 as opposed to the Snapdragon 660 in Vivo X21. There is also a dedicated AI-focused APU. Apart from that, it shares all of its features with its predecessor. Talking about specifications, the Vivo X21i runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with FunTouch OS 4.0 UI on top. The Vivo X21i comes in a variety of colors namely, Ruby Red, Aurora White and Polar Night Black. (more...)
BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio
- May 16, 2018

The introduction of this pack is a fine-drawn attempt to take on Reliance Jio's Rs. 98 recharge pack that provides nearly similar incentives. In comparison, Reliance Jio has a prepaid plan priced at Rs 98 which offers unlimited local and national voice calls, and 2GB 4G data, throughout the validity of 28 days. (more...)
NASA satellite snaps adorable Earth portrait on way to Mars NASA satellite snaps adorable Earth portrait on way to Mars
- May 16, 2018

Just like the " marscopter " that the space agency is planning to launch on the upcoming Mars 2020 mission, the MarCO satellites represent a demonstration technology aimed to test CubeSat capabilities on an alien planet, as well as their resistance to the extreme radiation of deep space. (more...)