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Tinder update allows gender options beyond 'man,' 'woman' Tinder update allows gender options beyond 'man,' 'woman'
- November 16, 2016

The online dating app has announced that its latest update allows users to type a word that describes their gender identity. Tinder users can choose whatever gender identity they want, but have to choose to show up in searches either for men or women. (more...)
Black Friday just around the corner
- November 15, 2016

Despite some retailers reverting back to closed hours on Thanksgiving Day , many local favorite retailers plan to continue to offer their holiday sales to shoppers, beginning Black Friday on Thursday. Sign up to store emails, become a store member for exclusive early deals, and keep an eye on retailers social media presence to get all the information first. (more...)
Global Carbon Emission Growth Stalls As US, China Cut Down Coal Consumption Global Carbon Emission Growth Stalls As US, China Cut Down Coal Consumption
- November 15, 2016

Global carbon emissions from fossil fuels and industry did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only 0.2 percent in 2016. Despite the stagnation of global emissions, the paper states the annual growth rate of atmospheric Carbon dioxide concentration reached a record high previous year and remains on course to increase in 2016. (more...)
Germany, EU Commission dismiss call for CO2 tax on US under Trump
- November 15, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump has promised on more than one occasion to "cancel" the country's participation in the historic Paris climate deal, leading many to ask, "Can he even do that?" The source says Trump, who has denounced global warming as a hoax , has been seeking to get out of the Paris Agreement. (more...)
Bernie Sanders doesn't rule out a 2020 White House run
- November 14, 2016

But on Wednesday, he said that Trump won because he tapped into similar anxieties that he has discussed throughout his political career. He was the first Jewish candidate to win major nominating contests. The problem is they - like Clinton, Hoyer and Pelosi - are in their seventies. "Stronger Together"? "I'm with Her"? "We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead", Hillary Clinton said. (more...)
Lorenzo snatches pole in Valencia MotoGP Lorenzo snatches pole in Valencia MotoGP
- November 14, 2016

The Spaniard, in his final race for Yamaha before joining up with Ducati next season, took off from pole to beat reigning world champion Marc Marquez (Honda) into second place. "I suffered those last 10 laps", he said. Marquez passed The Doctor on lap 19 for third, and a lap later deposed Iannone for second. Marquez meanwhile was flying, closing the gap to Lorenzo lap by lap. (more...)
House Republicans test Trump on his US-Mexico wall
- November 12, 2016

Manaut, a researcher from the North America Research Center at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, explained that the Mexican government would have a complex task with Donald Trump due to resistance to his anti-immigration and protectionist quotes. (more...)
SYL Verdict: Akalis Call Emergency Meeting, Amrinder Demands Prez Rule in Punjab SYL Verdict: Akalis Call Emergency Meeting, Amrinder Demands Prez Rule in Punjab
- November 11, 2016

According to ANI tweet, Captain Amarinder Singh is also set to resign as MP protesting Sutlej Yamuna link canal row verdict . In 1990, a chief engineer and his assistant were killed by militants apparently to protest the construction of the canal; 30 labourers working at a project site near Chandigarh were killed. (more...)
Fire contained but still burning at old NY steel mill site Fire contained but still burning at old NY steel mill site
- November 11, 2016

No injuries have been reported, but the fire sent massive clouds of black smoke billowing away from nearby homes. Some elementary schools in the Frontier School District evacuated students because of the heavy smoke issuing from the structure. (more...)
South African parliament defeats motion to remove president South African parliament defeats motion to remove president
- November 11, 2016

The ruling African National Congress party, which has a majority in the parliament, said it will not support the opposition motion against Zuma on Thursday. "I know that there are men and women in these ANC benches who want to do the right thing". Jackson Mthembu, South Africa's Parliament Chief Whip said the DA was making another attempt to end Zuma's term prematurely. (more...)
Instagram has had a cool update Instagram has had a cool update
- November 11, 2016

The mentioned person's username will appear underlined in the story. The Instagram rival already lets you write or draw on your photos, add emojis, and share them for a limited period of time. "This is making Instagram a more social social network", says Rebecca Lieb, an independent media analyst . The mention will be selectable; others who tap it will get a popup that directs to the user's Instagram profile. (more...)
US issues latest travel warning for N. Korea
- November 11, 2016

The travel warning also says USA citizens are at risk for long-term arrest and detainment when traveling to the country. She also asked Trump to join efforts to achieve regime change in the DPRK. " Washington's hope for North Korea's denuclearization is an outdated illusion ", North Korea's state-sponsored paper Rodong Sinmun wrote Thursday. (more...)
The Division's Second Expansion Will Add A 24-Player Survival Mode The Division's Second Expansion Will Add A 24-Player Survival Mode
- November 10, 2016

Tom Clancy's The Division is now running a public test server (PTS) for its next big update 1.5 and its second expansion " Survival ". The centre for Survival is in a Dark Zone with high level enemies, as well as every other player potentially being there. (more...)
Thousands of students stage walkouts, rallies to protest Trump win Thousands of students stage walkouts, rallies to protest Trump win
- November 10, 2016

A crowd of several hundred demonstrators gathered outside the MA state house clapping and chanting , "Not my nation that I know, Donald Trump has got to go", while thousands in California, Colorado and elsewhere walked out of class. Smaller demonstrators were held at other University of California campuses and neighbourhoods in Irvine and Davis, and at California State University, San Jose. (more...)
Ireland ratifies Paris Agreement on global climate change
- November 09, 2016

Ireland has formally ratified the Paris Agreement on global climate change, it was announced on Monday. "[The clock is ticking] because the year that just ended was the warmest, because the melting of glaciers is accelerating, because desertification is devastating, because the massive urban concentrations call for a new model urban development", she continued. (more...)
Report of Different Samsung Phone Model Exploding
- November 08, 2016

Samsung has a reputation for making great hardware, but that reputation was dented significantly this fall as the company recalled almost 2 million units of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7 , for exploding batteries and then last week issued a recall of washing machines for breaking apart during the spin cycle. (more...)
Samsung to offer digital assistant service in Galaxy S8
- November 08, 2016

Samsung has received 733 reports of excessive vibration in the washing machines or the top detaching from the chassis. It happened back in 2013 in Australia when numerous models were catching fire from an electrical problem. In addition to the Galaxy smartphone, the virtual assistance will also be incorporated into other products, including home appliances and wearable technology devices, according to media reports. (more...)
Florida voting already surpasses entire 2000 election total Florida voting already surpasses entire 2000 election total
- November 08, 2016

That also means no selfies and no photos of your ballot. A small portion of the Village is part of Will County. Depends on where you live. During the Jim Crow era , physical violence at polling places was a lot more common (though it still sometimes occurs today ). (more...)
Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh Apple adds keyboard touch functions to Mac in major refresh
- October 31, 2016

In terms of display, while many PC makers are focusing on 4K display, Apple seems to have other plans after it discontinued its Thunderbolt display. The Touch Bar could have the same significant impact on the computing industry as the mouse did 40 years ago, Chowdhry said. In the most recent quarter, Apple sold 9.3 million iPads and 4.9 million Macs, although the iPads accounted for just $4.3 billion in sales while the Macs contributed $5.7 billion. (more...)
Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne whirls Norton Show Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne whirls Norton Show
- October 30, 2016

Referencing his new magical role, host Graham asked Eddie if he was a member of the mysterious Magic Circle, a British organisation dedicated to promoting magic. "I spent months learning to do that!" he exclaimed. As well as telling us diddly squat about the fourth, and perhaps final, series of Sherlock that's heading our way in 2017, Cumberbatch can tease us all about his new psychedelic superhero blockbuster, Doctor Strange. (more...)
Countries, EU Agree to Create World's Largest Marine Sanctuary Off Antarctica
- October 30, 2016

The decision from the 25-member Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR ) followed years of campaigning and "years of diplomatic wrangling and high-level talks between the USA and Russian Federation, which has rejected the idea in the past", the Associated Press reports . (more...)
USGS: 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy USGS: 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes central Italy
- October 30, 2016

It came four days after quakes of 5.5 and 6.1 magnitude hit the same area and nine weeks after almost 300 people died in an August 24 quake that devastated the tourist town of Amatrice at the peak of the holiday season. "I sent my children to my mother in Bergamo (in northern Italy ) to keep them safe, but I could not see myself leaving all these people in trouble", she said. (more...)
Tips to Ensure Your Voting Rights Tips to Ensure Your Voting Rights
- October 29, 2016

In 1996, about 10 percent of voters opted for early voting or absentee ballots, according to national census data, and just four years ago in the last presidential election , this proportion reached 33 percent. If the board of elections can not find your name in its voter registration database, or if you are unable to go to another precinct, you are entitled to use a provisional ballot . (more...)
Friday and weekend forecast: sunny, highs in mid 80s Friday and weekend forecast: sunny, highs in mid 80s
- October 29, 2016

Record or near Record high temperatures are expected Today . For late October in the Omaha area, normal high temperatures are in the upper 50s. Saturday night . Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Sunday night - Mostly cloudy with a low mid-50s. Saturday , Oct. 29 - A 20 percent chance of showers after 11 a.m. (more...)
Capital One (COF) Stock Slumps in After-Hours Trading After Q3 Results
- October 28, 2016

COF stock's price is now -5.89% down from its 52-week high and +31.33% up from its 52-week low. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. Invesco Limited accumulated 8.03M shares or 0.07% of the stock. The stock now showing Weekly Volatility of 2.77%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.41% Percent with Average True Range of 0.25 and Beta of 1.38. (more...)
Vessel Acquired by Verizon, Will Shut Down Vessel Acquired by Verizon, Will Shut Down
- October 28, 2016

Annual subscribers will receive a refund, and monthly subscribers will get paid back for the month of October. "When we examined and evaluated all that the Vessel team has executed to date and their technical strengths in areas of content discovery, recommendation, OTT subscription management and user experience management we were able to identify a number of ways this was a smart pairing", Chip Canter , GM of Verizon Entertainment, said in a statement. (more...)
Galaxy Note recall, Hyundai strike hit South Korea's growth
- October 27, 2016

So, if you're based in Europe and still haven't returned your Galaxy Note 7 to Samsung, you'll soon receive a mandatory over-the-air update which will limit your battery capacity to 60%. Ever since the fatally-flawed Galaxy Note7 started being recalled, rumors went around that Samsung might try to launch the upcoming Galaxy S8 earlier than planned, in an effort to contain the damage done by the recalled phablet. (more...)
Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s Wildlife populations halved on average since '70s
- October 27, 2016

Freshwater covers less than one percent of Earth's surface, but is home to almost 10 percent of all of the planet's known species. "We created this problem". Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, on his foreword in the report . As per the report , by 2000, 48.5 per cent of the tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forest habitat had been converted for human use. (more...)
AT&T will buy Time Warner for a staggering $112.25 billion
- October 25, 2016

AT&T (T) and Time Warner (TWX) stocks slipped 1.9% and 2.4%, respectively. AT&T is, after Comcast, the second largest U.S. supplier of mobile phone, landline, internet and pay television services. By acquiring Time-Warner, owner of CNN, HBO and Warner Bros. studios, it will have access to a vast library of content that includes the Harry Potter franchise and "Game of Thrones". (more...)
Man Says His Brand New iPhone 7 Set His Car On Fire
- October 23, 2016

According to 7 News , Jones had left his iPhone 7 inside his auto as he went to surf. Some of the iPhone 7 devices are catching fire within the first or second week upon activation. Apple said earlier this year that it has sold 1 billion iPhones, so there are a lot of them out in the wild. Still, it's good Apple is taking the fire seriously. (more...)