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Don't leave school for Donald Trump protests, urges LAUSD superintendent Don't leave school for Donald Trump protests, urges LAUSD superintendent
- November 15, 2016

The students at the Silver Spring high school joined a chorus of others who protested the election over the last few days. Dozens of students hoisting signs and chanting slogans marched out the front doors of Garfield High in East Los Angeles around 8:30 a.m. (more...)
Xbox One S gets a Japanese launch date
- November 11, 2016

Microsoft has announced some big changes to its Xbox Preview Program. The Xbox Insider Program also has a wider scope than the old preview; where the old program focused exclusively on operating system updates, the new one will also include betas for apps and games . (more...)
Arizona police officer fatally shot; suspect in standoff Arizona police officer fatally shot; suspect in standoff
- November 10, 2016

Erickson pulled a gun and shot Officer Darrin Reed, a city official said. Officer Reed was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Show Low is in Arizona's Navajo County. Described as heavily damaged S10 Blazer. Doug Wetmore, owner of Moose Henri's Grille Cork and Taps, a restaurant about 1 1/2 miles from the resort, said he had been hearing police and emergency-vehicle sirens on and off for about an hour as of 8:15 p.m. (more...)
Parallels seen in protests of Dakota pipeline, Oregon refuge
- November 07, 2016

The trend is a result of a viral Facebook post urging people to check into the site of the protests at the Standing Rock reservation to "overwhelm and confuse" police who have been removing Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. Meanwhile, authorities are investigating an overnight fire that may have burned hundreds of acres near the protest camp in North Dakota. A wave of people have been following through, standing in solidarity with protesters to "overwhelm" the police department. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Gaming Console Announced, Coming March 2017
- November 01, 2016

When at home, the Nintendo Switch can be played like a regular console by simply placing it onto the Switch Dock and hooking up the system to a TV. The trailer showed millennials play the Nintendo Switch at home and on the go. Another reason why speculation that the Switch is the world's first tablet without a touchscreen has emerged is that the console sits in a dock that blocks the screen when it's being played on a television. (more...)
Microsoft rolls out Window 10 update, available For Testing and Download Microsoft rolls out Window 10 update, available For Testing and Download
- November 01, 2016

The Creators Update brings new creativity and gaming experiences built around the people who matter most. The Creators Edition software update includes a new 3D Paint application which allows users to draw 2D graphics which are automatically turned into 3D images by the software. (more...)
Titanfall 2 Release Date "Locked In A Long Time Ago"
- November 01, 2016

Secondly, the GfK charts do not count digital sales, so Titanfall 2 may be doing better on the PS Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Origin. It is odd that they think this will happen despite the fact that Titanfall 2 has received mostly positive reviews so far. (more...)
Iceland election: Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence party Iceland election: Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence party
- October 31, 2016

The final results of the elections that finished at 10:00 p.m. local time (10:00 GMT) on Saturday are not available yet, however 100 percent of the voted had already been counted. The country's anti-establishment Pirate Party, however, tripled its number of seats. The centrist party has 19 seats in the outgoing assembly. Parties on both sides have vowed to make no major changes to the ongoing lifting of remaining capital restrictions imposed after the financial crisis. (more...)
Kelly gives 49ers week off for bye despite 6-game skid Kelly gives 49ers week off for bye despite 6-game skid
- October 26, 2016

The phrasing of the question stemmed from a CBS Sports report the day before that claimed "several coaches" expect Kelly to retreat back to the college ranks because the high-powered offense that made him a coaching superstar at OR hasn't translated to the NFL. (more...)
Kerber: Loss unfair on Halep Kerber: Loss unfair on Halep
- October 26, 2016

Kerber is 4-4 against Halep, but has won four of their five meetings this season - the most matches played between any two players this year. It's only been a month since Kerber reached the No. "I'm feeling very, very good here and it's just great to win my second match here playing my best tennis ", Kerber said. "But sometimes I just say no". (more...)
At least 10 dead after tour bus, semi-truck collide in CA
- October 24, 2016

The scene of a fatal crash between a tour bus and a semi-truck in California. Hamilton said the driver was one of the owners of the tour bus company, USA Holiday, based in the city of Alhambra, near Los Angeles. The 11 fatalities were confirmed by the California Highway Patrol. The truck driver was relatively unharmed, suffering only minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. (more...)
Sony Adding Tournament Dashboard Feature To PS4
- October 24, 2016

Registration opened Thursday, and requires a PlayStation Plus membership, an ESL account and a purchased copy of each game. After the National Basketball Association 2K17 tournament , more games will follow with the likes of Mortal Kombat X and Project Cars . (more...)
Expedia apologizes after customer gets note saying Expedia apologizes after customer gets note saying "f--k you"
- October 22, 2016

A Los Angeles teacher and coach was subjected to some pretty very bad customer service from Expedia recently which ended with her receiving an email from the company saying "F*ck you!" When she finally was able to get an Expedia supervisor on the phone, he said records showed she had canceled her flights and she says he accused her of lying. (more...)
The Trailer of Hugh Jackman's Last Wolverine Film, Logan The Trailer of Hugh Jackman's Last Wolverine Film, Logan
- October 22, 2016

Marking the return of The Wolverine (2013) director James Mangold , the film will see an aged Wolverine alongside Professor X ( Patrick Stewart ) apparently in equally bad shape. After all, there is no doubt that now that the reigns are being passed down to X-23, a new franchise will soon be in the works under the X-Men umbrella. (more...)
Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked
- October 22, 2016

Diwali offer from Maharajah! State Bank of Travancore, the largest bank in Kerala, will replace 6,000 debit cards, in 10 days. Department of Financial Services Additional Secretary GC Murmu said on Thursday that only 0.5 per cent of the total debit card details were compromised, while the remaining 99.5 per cent cards are completely safe and bank customers should not panic. (more...)
Nintendo unveils its next-generation gaming console
- October 21, 2016

However, a new instalment in the Legend Of Zelda series, called Breath Of Wind, has already been announced for the Switch. Actually, what we got is more of a product trailer than an actual announcement , but this trailer shows us exactly what we are getting along with some awful music. (more...)
Samsung expects another $3 billion hit to profit from Note 7 failure Samsung expects another $3 billion hit to profit from Note 7 failure
- October 20, 2016

Samsung posted earnings of US$7.2 billion in the second quarter, with mobile profits - its biggest earner - soaring 57 percent. Wednesday's revision would reflect a 30-percent drop in Samsung's quarterly operating profit from a year ago, compared to a 5.5-percent rise according to the earlier estimate. (more...)
The Google Pixel Is Too Dumb and Ugly to Replace Your iPhone
- October 19, 2016

It's easily the best feature of the newly-released Google Pixel - the rapid charge . Still, for Android loyalists, Chen recommends Project Fi , Google's experimental wireless service, which he found to be reliable and a "good, frugal option". (more...)
Netflix Profit, Subscriber Growth Tops View, Stock Gains 20%
- October 18, 2016

The streaming service is still adding subscribers at a healthy clip: 370,000 new users in the United States and 3.2 million overseas in the last three months, it said on Monday. Revenue was $2.2 billion, up from $1.6 billion a year ago, topping the $2 billion mark for the first time. In addition, Netflix said it plans to boost its spending on content to $6 billion next year from $5 billion this year, as it increases the number of original programming hours to more than 1,000 next year from ... (more...)
Sprayscape is a VR-ish app for your Android phone Sprayscape is a VR-ish app for your Android phone
- October 14, 2016

Once you've captured your 360-degree photo collage, you can share your photos with the rest of the world via a link. You can tap the screen to "spray" onto the canvas, and you can keep moving your phone around to capture different parts of your environment. (more...)
Apple-Samsung iPhone patent feud leaves US top court struggling
- October 13, 2016

As the morning session unfolded, justices across the bench suggested that neither Apple nor Samsung had argued for an approach that would better help jurors decide the appropriate compensation to patent holders when someone copies their distinct designs. (more...)
Microsoft announces October 26 Surface and Windows 10 event Microsoft announces October 26 Surface and Windows 10 event
- October 11, 2016

Kevin Gallo, Corporate VP of Windows, spoke this summer about the future of Windows Phone, explaining that it is "fully supporter" and that Microsoft is "fully behind it". We had spotted Surface tablets and AIOs among all the images on the wall. We're hearing that won't happen at this event . If Microsoft is indeed going to release the Surface AiO within the year, the competition among powerful desktops in the market will surely ensue. (more...)
SNL Torches Trump's 'Pussy' Apology SNL Torches Trump's 'Pussy' Apology
- October 09, 2016

I hear it's really 50/50". "What normal red-blooded American doesn't want to impress the Billy Bush?" he asked, before adding, "Yes you have to admit it's kind of amusing that the only Bush that matters in this election is Billy". Priebus' directive is apparently an effort to salvage the GOP's chances in down-ballot races, as party operatives are concerned the backlash facing Trump may jeopardize their odds to retain the Senate as well as the House. (more...)
Radioactive Leak At Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport's Cargo Terminal Radioactive Leak At Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport's Cargo Terminal
- October 09, 2016

National Disaster Response Force, Department of Atomic Energy and other related agencies have been informed", the spokesperson added. Fifteen cartons containing nuclear medicine material were isolated to investigate the suspected leak after the shipment arrived at the cargo area in an Air France plane, Sanjay Bhatia, the police chief of Delhi airport security, told AFP. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Salvation release date revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops III Salvation release date revealed
- October 07, 2016

Black Ops 3: Salvation is a 13 gigabyte download that you can buy for 14.99 United States dollars, or free if you bought the Season Pass. Based on the design of the popular map, Standoff from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2; Outlaw map is a new western themed medium sized map. (more...)
Google Pixel phones on Verizon Wireless will come with considerably less bloatware
- October 07, 2016

The iPhone 7 has just a 4.7in, 1,334 X 750 LCD display , with a significantly lower 326ppi pixel density. The phone will come with fingerprint sensors on the back. The performance is mostly due to the latest Qualcomm processor found inside Pixel smartphones, Snapdragon 821. There's a little bit more choice with iPhone 7 storage options, coming in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB varieties. (more...)
Syrian opposition hits out at world silence over Aleppo Syrian opposition hits out at world silence over Aleppo
- October 06, 2016

Kerry said he was ready to meet the Russians again on Friday to see if there are any means to revive the truce that failed this week, but diplomats were pessimistic. As a result, Lavrov said there would be "no more unilateral pauses" by Syrian government forces against these rebel groups. "Nor do we tell our partners that there's a cessation [of hostilities] when there isn't". (more...)
Elliott urges Samsung to split up, pay out special dividend
- October 06, 2016

Elliott's new challenge, which came in the form of a letter to Samsung's board of governors, argues that the South Korean smartphone maker has "failed for years to deliver proper shareholder value". Elliott said the new holding company should look at a possible all-stock merger with Samsung C&T Corp. -a subsidiary that the NY hedge fund targeted in a heated shareholder battle previous year. (more...)
Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries
- October 04, 2016

Lee Ung-beon, head of LG Chem's battery business division, said that the progress they have made so far shows an important step forward in battery technology and LG Chem looks forward to growing the partnership and co-developing hardware into the future. (more...)
GM records strongest September sales in Canada since 2008 GM records strongest September sales in Canada since 2008
- October 04, 2016

Domestic sales tumbled 14.1 percent to 14,078 cars, while exports retreated 11.16 percent to 31,035 vehicles. Ford said F-Series sales were down 3 percent in the United States from a year earlier. FCA US LLC reported USA sales of 192,883 units, a 1 percent decrease compared with sales in September 2015 of 194,666 units. Sales plummeted 18 percent in September compared to the same month of a year ago the automaker reported Monday. (more...)