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NC Dad Charged For Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter, Killing Her NC Dad Charged For Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter, Killing Her
- September 13, 2016

Ashley said it had been a nightmare trying to get her daughter back, and never in her wildest dreams did she believe that her child was ever in danger. "She would jump in his lap and smile and laugh and be so happy when he was holding her". A 36 year olkd man was arrested in connection with a Blue Ridge Parkway murder investigation, which began on Friday evening, an FBI spokesperson said. (more...)
Intel aquires computer vision startup Movidius Intel aquires computer vision startup Movidius
- September 07, 2016

Their Myriad 2 family of Vision Processor Units are now being utilized by Lenovo for its next-generation virtual reality products. Google's Project Tango 3D-sensor tech and China's DJI leverage its technologies. In the company's own blog post, Senior Vice President of New Technologies Group, Josh Walden, stated the acquisition granted Intel with "low-power, high-performance SoC [System on Chip] platforms" that would help to accelerate its computer vision services. (more...)
What is an Invest? Tropical terms explained
- August 28, 2016

As a note, the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Gaston . There are also the questions of what wind sheer, which has already hampered development of the storm, will do to the system in the coming days. (more...)
Facebook reduces role of human editors in 'trending topics' Facebook reduces role of human editors in 'trending topics'
- August 27, 2016

These changes mean that we no longer need to do things like write topic descriptions and short story summaries, since we're relying on an algorithm to pull excerpts directly from news stories. A Gizmodo article claimed the freelance editors responsible for picking the news and writing headlines were favoring liberal topics over conservative ones. (more...)
Pinterest scoops up Instapaper Pinterest scoops up Instapaper
- August 24, 2016

Instapaper was launched in 2008 by Tumblr co-founder Marco Arment, who later sold a majority stake in the company to Betaworks in 2013. "Instapaper provides a compelling source for news-based content, and we're excited to take those learnings to Pinterest's discovery products", Instapaper said in a blog post . (more...)
Hyundai hikes price of its cars across its entire range Hyundai hikes price of its cars across its entire range
- August 09, 2016

The Hyundai also says that rising input costs, costs of raw materials and differences in foreign exchange with the rupee going down against the dollar are the causes of the price rise. With more than 125,000 happy customers worldwide within a year of its launch, the company aims to serve more consumers through the new variants. The Anniversary Edition petrol is priced Rs 12.24 lakh and the diesel is priced Rs 13.77 lakh. (more...)
Instagram Stories debuts, is a lot like Snapchat
- August 06, 2016

Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has added a new feature called Stories , bringing it into direct competition with social media rival Snapchat . It took them a while, but it seems that finally Instagram is acknowledging that Snapchat is a pretty huge threat to them. Then, simply take a photo or record a video by holding down the shutter button (just like Snapchat ). (more...)
Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks with Iris Scanner Samsung's New Jumbo Phone Unlocks with Iris Scanner
- August 05, 2016

Users also can expand storage up to 256GB through microSD card use the same slot for the SIM-card just like they had done on the Galaxy S7 edge. The Galaxy Note 7 is 7.9 mm thin. The Galaxy Note lineup from Samsung is no longer the unique flagship it used to be. Samsung is also releasing an updated virtual-reality headset - with a dedicated home button, a wider field of view and a black interior to improve viewing. (more...)
Toya Wright My Brothers Were Killed Toya Wright My Brothers Were Killed
- August 02, 2016

Both men had multiple gunshots and were pronounced dead at the scene. See I guess I really never knew, how proud I made you. Toya Wright also a musician, author and boutique owner. Memphitz, according to Madame Noire . Both Josh and Rudy Johnson in their sister's reality show in 2011. Toya's friend and co-star shared a noted on Instagram and paid her condolences after hearing of the deaths. (more...)
Padres, Braves swap Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera Padres, Braves swap Matt Kemp for Hector Olivera
- August 02, 2016

Kemp will bring a right-handed power bat that the Braves are so sorely lacking on their team. The Braves also received a reported $10.5 million from San Diego in the trade to help offset Kemp's salary. Inciarte has made nine starts in left field, but primarily plays center. Olivera has a $4 million salary this year and is owed $6 million next year, $6.5 million in 2018, $7.5 million in 2019 and $8.5 million in 2020. (more...)
Maryland Flooding Claims 2 Lives, Strands Scores, Damages Buildings
- August 02, 2016

Ellicott City was established in 1772 as a mill town along the Patapsco, and many 18th- and 19th-century buildings were still intact before Saturday's floods. Over 160 mm of rain in two hours simply overpowered the rivers and drainage systems, which flow under and around Ellicott City on route to the Patapsco River . (more...)
New York Governor issues ban on sex offenders playing Pokemon Go New York Governor issues ban on sex offenders playing Pokemon Go
- August 02, 2016

The state Division of Criminal Justice Services will provide Niantic Inc., creator of Pokemon Go , with the state's sex offender registry and ask the company to ban them from using the app. State senator Jeffrey Klein added, "While children believe they are out to catch a Pokémon, what might really be lurking could be a predator instead of a Pikachu". (more...)
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann streams Facebook Live video from Parliament, draws flak AAP MP Bhagwant Mann streams Facebook Live video from Parliament, draws flak
- July 23, 2016

He was quoted by the media as saying: "I did it unknowingly and have written an apology letter to the Lok Sabha speaker". Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said what Bhagwant Mann did in Parliament, for which he has tendered an unconditional apology , has only "vindicated and validated" the public perception about him and his party that they are not "fit" to hold positions they have occupied. (more...)
Four ex-Barclays employees jailed in Libor case Four ex-Barclays employees jailed in Libor case
- July 08, 2016

The former senior dollar Libor submitter and head dollar cash trader pleaded guilty in October 2014 and did not stand trial. An SFO spokesman noted the judge's comment that the convicted men had shown "an absence of integrity". Libor manipulation instances emerged almost four years ago and Barclays itself had to pay 290 million pounds in fines in relation to the scandal. The sentence was cut to 11 years on appeal and Hayes continues to plan to appeal. (more...)
Dire scenarios for IL in second year without budget Dire scenarios for IL in second year without budget
- June 30, 2016

This will be the first time either chamber has been in Springfield since May 31, when the session lurched to adjournment with no budget or much of anything else in place. "We're taking a very global perspective of the budget, and we're looking at a lot of things". The courts have ordered many agencies to be paid. Gov. (more...)
Watch Dogs 2 revealed through promo gift Watch Dogs 2 revealed through promo gift
- June 04, 2016

Among the contents of the gift box were a pair of " Watch Dogs 2 " themed Ray Ban sunglasses, as indicated by theRadBrad's post on his Twitter account. "The video game industry continues to enjoy strong momentum, with powerful new platforms that enable more creativity, expression and imagination". The latest details for "Watch Dogs 2" will feature an appearance at E3 2016 event and Ubisoft promises a new "innovative gameplay" for the sequel. (more...)
YouTube App Being Rebuilt for Daydream, Google's VR Platform YouTube App Being Rebuilt for Daydream, Google's VR Platform
- May 26, 2016

It's a confusing proposal from Google . Google announced that Chromebooks would be able to download apps from the Play Store, bringing the low-priced laptops into the Android ecosystem. Ars Technica sat down with the Chrome OS team to see how this integration will work. This means the likes of Clash of Clans , Clash Royale, Hearthstone , Minecraft and thousands of other popular Android games all playable on the Chromebook. (more...)
I'll be naked at 95: Ariana Grande I'll be naked at 95: Ariana Grande
- May 21, 2016

I'm a good girl, I'm a bad girl, I'm innocent, I'm sexy, I'm smart, I'm amusing - I'm everything'. I have a healthy life right now, and I think that's all anyone cared to know. "Do you want to see something I saved to my phone because it upset me so much?" she asks me. In fact, Ricky is the inspiration behind her song " Moonlight " as Ari's friend Victoria Monet revealed , "That's what Ricky called her one night". (more...)
MacBook sales in 2016 are worse than the (terrible) overall laptop market MacBook sales in 2016 are worse than the (terrible) overall laptop market
- May 16, 2016

If you want ultra portability and good looks in a laptop, there is no other choice. True enough, the American tech giant has confirmed in a press release few weeks ago that the imminent MacBook Pro 2016 is definitely a must-have. Reports claim that the new MacBook Pro 2016 has been made available on April 19 on Apple's website and official retails stores. We're totally smitten with the MacBook. (more...)
YouTube tests messaging feature to keep people in its app YouTube tests messaging feature to keep people in its app
- May 14, 2016

The chat service only appears to work with YouTube's mobile apps, so don't expect to be able to talk to anyone sneaking in YouTube videos on their work PCs. They can also reply with another video. It's essentially about building a micro-community around specific videos with your friends alone. If users would spend more time inside the YouTube app, then they would spend less time on competitors. (more...)