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Heavy rain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend

Heavy rain in the forecast for Memorial Day weekend Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast and The Southeast States, that includes all of SC, into early next week. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Tulum to Cabo Catoche, Mexico, and the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Given how wet it has been, any areas that can pick up another 1"-2" of rain between now and Saturday... [Full Article...]

Amazon Prime members to get new discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members to get new discounts at Whole Foods While boosting Amazon's bottom line, the Prime grocery savings could also induce a broader range of Americans to shop at Whole Foods, a store that has long held a reputation for being too pricey for many consumers. Prime members get fast shipping from Amazon.com and other perks, including access to its video streaming service. And in limited markets, Prime Now offered free two-hour delivery... [Full Article...]

Is the Nokia X6 Cannibalizing the Nokia 6 Series?

Is the Nokia X6 Cannibalizing the Nokia 6 Series? Dubbed as Nokia X6, the smartphone will go on sale in China from 21st May, for a starting price of 1,299 Yuan, which roughly converts to $204. Nokia X6 is constructed out of glass on the front and back with a metal frame. 18,090 for the 6/64GB model. Further, the phone comes loaded with bothie feature, which basically utilises both front and rear cameras to capture a picture. [Full Article...]

Honor 10 launched at Rs 32999 in India on Flipkart

Honor 10 launched at Rs 32999 in India on Flipkart On the back, the phone displays a dual-camera system with one sensor of 16 MP (RGB) and another of 24 MP (monochrome). on the front, the notch houses a 24 MP front camera . Much like the P20, the Honor 10 also uses 3D glass and metal, in its construction. It comes in Phantom Blue and Midnight Black colors. The Honor 10 is powered by an independently built-in NPU processor . [Full Article...]

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool This is accomplished through the use of 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers, and far field microphone arrays that would allow anyone in the room to be picked up the mic when speaking. Despite the rumours and speculations, Microsoft remains totally committed to the Surface Hub product line. This device brings out the best bits of the Surface Hub 1 and advances all the parts ... [Full Article...]

NASA Announces It is Sending a Helicopter to Mars in 2020

NASA Announces It is Sending a Helicopter to Mars in 2020 Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in California, have been working on the Mars helicopter since 2013, but its late addition to the 2020 Mars rover mission came as a surprise. As a technology demonstration, the Mars Helicopter is considered a high-risk, high-reward project. NASA announced that the rovercraft will hitch a ride on the Mars 2020 rover , which takes ... [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Kickstand Problems Finally Solved With New Accessory That Costs $20

Nintendo Switch Kickstand Problems Finally Solved With New Accessory That Costs $20 The ACS allows you to prop your Switch on to it and you can adjust the angle that is comfortable to you. One of the major features of the Nintendo Switch is its portability. A recent post on GameFaqs claims to have correctly predicted the official announcement of the Nintendo Switch Online Service , leading fans to take everything posted in the thread to be true. [Full Article...]

Test of alert system works for many but not all

Test of alert system works for many but not all McKay says anyone who did not receive an alert should contact their cellular provider. While the alert message was successfully received by many, some people reported they did not get it. The company that operates the system in Atlantic Canada said wireless carriers confirmed messages were distributed across their networks. Nova Scotian cell phones are expected to beep and buzz at 1:55 p.m Wed... [Full Article...]

Build 2018: Microsoft Cortana to soon work with Amazon Alexa

Build 2018: Microsoft Cortana to soon work with Amazon Alexa Microsoft's Megan Saunders shows off the first Alexa-Cortana integrations. You will also not be able to trigger Alexa using the Pixel 2's "squeeze" functionality. It's fascinating to see the Seattle region's two tech titans working together, and for users of multiple voice assistants, it's encouraging that they're giving it a try. [Full Article...]

New Details Revealed for Nintendo Switch Online

New Details Revealed for Nintendo Switch Online Only half of the titles in the initial lineup have revealed thus far, but they consist of some of Nintendo's best-known NES games , including Super Mario Bros . Note that Nintendo says, "for most " Switch games implying that at least some titles won't be able to support cloud saves and there is no indication what games might not support the feature now. [Full Article...]

Bungie Brings Warmind Expansion to Destiny 2

Bungie Brings Warmind Expansion to Destiny 2 Both the max level and max light level caps have increased for Destiny 2 , at least if you own the Warmind expansion. The first Destiny 2 expansion, Curse of Osiris , raised the level cap from 20 to 25 . That's on top of new strikes, new story missions and a new ritual activity, titled Escalation Protocol . With Warmind , we want to show we are actively listening to the global communi... [Full Article...]

Beware! This new WhatsApp bug can crash your Android phones

Beware! This new WhatsApp bug can crash your Android phones You might start to feel pretty popular whenever your Whatsapp starts to bling this bank holiday. Another message reads as follows - "If you touch this black dot then your WhatsApp will hang" and also includes a downward pointing finger at a dot. [Full Article...]

Summary of Experian plc (LON:EXPN) Ratings

The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, April 10 Morgan Stanley maintained Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) rating. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, July 28 by Peel Hunt. It primarily holds interest in the Sukari Gold Mine project, which covers an area of 160 square kilometers located in the south-easterly region of the Eastern Desert, Egypt. [Full Article...]

How to See Mars with NASA's InSight Lander Launch on Saturday

How to See Mars with NASA's InSight Lander Launch on Saturday Aside from measuring earthquakes and weather, the mission will also dig a hole up to five metres underground, using a specially designed "self-hammering" device that drives down a millimetre at a time, allowing temperatures to be measured along the way without the wild day-to-night surface changes. [Full Article...]

Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2000 workers

Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2000 workers Since Donald Trump became president with the pledge to create thousands of new jobs, USA companies have been eager to tout hiring plans even if they've been previously announced . "Today's announcement is proof that Canada is in the right place to shape the future", said Trudeau. QuadReal Property Group, which is managing the redevelopment of the site, said in a statement that Amazon will occ... [Full Article...]

Oculus Go first look: Facebook's everyday virtual reality experience

Oculus Go first look: Facebook's everyday virtual reality experience The Oculus Go virtual reality headset is shipping today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at Facebook's F8 developer conference. It's been rumored for awhile now that Facebook would release Oculus Go as part of F8 this year , and the Oculus Go website lists an arrival date of "early 2018". [Full Article...]

Mizzou's J'Mon Moore drafted by Green Bay

Mizzou's J'Mon Moore drafted by Green Bay As for the receivers, Missouri's J'Mon Moore, South Florida's Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Notre Dame's Equanimeous St. Brown are all in the 6-3 to 6-5 range with some speed, particularly Valdes-Scantling. He leaned on his predecessor, Ted Thompson, at times. "This is not about filling holes". Though Matthews isn't the dynamic outside pass rusher he once was and the injury-prone Perry misses... [Full Article...]

Snapchat revamps its Spectacles

Snapchat revamps its Spectacles With almost all of the 3.5 billion Snaps captured every day, taken on a phone, the company wants to take a leadership role as camera technology evolves, he said. That's thanks to a 115-degree lens, which records circular video. Snap is working on more advanced augmented-reality technology for Snapchat , according to Wired , and it's not hard to see how it could be applied to wearable tec... [Full Article...]

Nintendo's profits soar by 500% thanks to massive success of Switch console

Nintendo's profits soar by 500% thanks to massive success of Switch console He also talked about bringing Nintendo out of status quo: "I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation". Things are equally impressive on the software side of things, where the company revealed that there have been 68.97 million units sold so far. [Full Article...]

No impact on Facebook from privacy scandal, profits up in first quarter

No impact on Facebook from privacy scandal, profits up in first quarter This was 50 per cent up on the $7.85 billion reported in Q1, 2017, but was a drop of $984 million on Q4, 2017. The scandal, affecting up to 87 million users, sparked calls for regulation and for users to leave the social network, but there was no indication advertisers immediately changed their spending, Reuters noted. [Full Article...]


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