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Tech Oil platform explodes on Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner
Author: 0 Oil platform explodes on Lake Pontchartrain near Kenner

The Coast Guard is searching for one missing person after an oil rig explosion on Sunday night on Lake Pontchartrain , just north of New Orleans. The station wrote that seven people were rescued from the oil platform, and were taken to area hospitals.

Tech Facebook is Offering an Affordable VR Experience with the Oculus Go
Author: 0 Facebook is Offering an Affordable VR Experience with the Oculus Go

The new headset is Oculus's first standalone product, and it'll cost $199. On that front, Oculus is also continuing its work on a high-end standalone headset. Oculus Go is positioned in the middle of the road, and this is an important link to make if Facebook wants to grow VR. Hugo Barra, Facebook's VP of VR, said that it's "hands-down the easiest way for developers to get involved with VR".

Tech U.S. advance at U17 World Cup despite Colombia loss
Author: 0 U.S. advance at U17 World Cup despite Colombia loss

India's maiden Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 campaign concluded on a heartbreaking note as they were thrashed by Ghana 4-0 in their final group match of the tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday.

Author: 0 Nokia pulls back on VR and axes 310 jobs

On Tuesday, the company announced plans to kill off its expensive OZO professional VR camera and cut hundreds of jobs in the process. Further details are awaited. Nokia will also continue its work in developing 5G networking infrastructure and the Internet of Things. There's good news for existing OZO users, however, as Nokia promises that existing commitments will not be impacted.

Tech Google Home Mini is a fabric covered $49 Echo Dot rival
Author: 0 Google Home Mini is a fabric covered $49 Echo Dot rival

At the heart of the Google Home Max is the new AI powered Smart Sound system that adapts to home conditions on the fly. Home Mini comes in three colours with Google saying it will launch in the USA first with it coming to the United Kingdom soon.

Author: 0 Windows Mobile is 'no longer a focus' for Microsoft

Belfiore didn't reveal what phone exactly is he using but it would be amusing if it was one of the new Nokias. In a series of tweets , Belfiore not only confirmed the end of the road for Windows Phone , but also discussed what this means moving forward.

Tech Lawmakers to Ex-Equifax CEO: Response to Hack Inadequate
Author: 0 Lawmakers to Ex-Equifax CEO: Response to Hack Inadequate

Equifax is still investigating the details of what happened and Smith said providing consumers with adequate information in the aftermath was "challenging". In response, Walden said, "I don't think we can pass a law that, excuse me for saying this, fixes stupid". The House Committee on Energy and Commerce's three-hour hearing was held to answer questions about this year's breach from mid-May to the end of July, when hackers obtained information on over 143 million people from Equifax, or ...

Tech Issue of Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation 'still open'
Author: 0 Issue of Trump campaign collusion with Russian Federation 'still open'

The white house is reiterating there was no collusion with Russian Federation. "We have not come to any determination on collusion or Russia's preferences", Burr said. Aside from oversight of the intelligence assessment, the probe includes an ongoing look into any collusion by either campaign with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, as well as ongoing Russian active measures.

Tech The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible
Author: 0 The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible

Even if you didn't manage to snag a system for yourself, you can at least partake in a small part of the SNES nostalgia by checking out their manuals online. A new development from the 1990s SNES in the rebooted system is a rewind feature that lets gamers jump back to replay challenging sections. All you have to do to unlock it is complete the first level of Star Fox , and then an entirely new game is opened up to you.

Tech Twitter Tests 280-Character Limit Increase
Author: 0 Twitter Tests 280-Character Limit Increase

Now all you have to do is visit twitter .com and start tweeting . This is not an issue for users messaging in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, as these languages can express more meaning in fewer characters than English , French or Spanish, she says .

Tech Pak appeals for peace along LoC after retaliatory fire by BSF
Author: 0 Pak appeals for peace along LoC after retaliatory fire by BSF

Evidently, the Pakistani officers had been allotted land near the Indian border so that they could guide infiltration and provide logistical help in anti-India operations. After all, the relations between India and Pakistan have a direct bearing on Jammu and Kashmir. "The BAT action was attempted by seven to eight armed intruders with the aim of destroying one of our posts in the Keran sector at about 1 pm".

Tech US Violent Crime Spikes for 2nd Consecutive Year
Author: 0 US Violent Crime Spikes for 2nd Consecutive Year

Erie County's violent crime rate previous year stayed virtually the same as in 2015, with 404 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents. The murder and violent crime rates remain dramatically below the levels of the early 1990s, when almost 25,000 Americans were murdered each year.

Tech Sony Xperia XZ1 with 3D scanner, Oreo hits India
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ1 with 3D scanner, Oreo hits India

The device also comes with IPS 68 rating which implies that the device is dust and water resistant. The two were basically the same, only the latter carried a 4.6-inch 720p screen instead of the 5.2-inch 1080p one on the former. The device is yet to launch in India and is expected to be released in the sub-Rs 35,000 price segment. It runs on latest Android Oreo. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

Tech Apple TV 4K set-top box is available now
Author: 0 Apple TV 4K set-top box is available now

Some videos also include even higher-quality content, with a 4K option for 4K-compatible devices. The new addition stems from the online video streaming company's recent app update. Aside from being able to watch shows, such as American Gods and Man in the High Castle, on your swanky new phone, Amazon Prime Video has the optional, Kindle-inspired "x-ray" feature that will tell you which actors are in the scene you're now watching - including blink-and you'll-miss-'em bit players - ...

Tech Cross-Platform Play Enabled on Fortnite for PS4 and XBox One
Author: 0 Cross-Platform Play Enabled on Fortnite for PS4 and XBox One

A quick search confirmed the player in question was on a Xbox and not a PC. Now, Fortnite developer Epic Games says that feature was actually a bug, which the studio is referring to as a "configuration issue" that it says it has fixed. This whole saga first began when Rocket League developer Psyonix suggested that enabling cross play between the two consoles would be a simple endeavor , with Sony turning around and denying such a move.

Tech Chelsea v Arsenal Tip - Blues to Pour Further Misery on Gunners
Author: 0 Chelsea v Arsenal Tip - Blues to Pour Further Misery on Gunners

The Blues , however, missed out on a domestic double last term when they were beaten by Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May. "For sure I don't change my mentality". Arsenal's front man Alexandre Lacazette has scored one less goal but has flashed all of his upside, giving the Gunners hope they have finally found the man to spearhead their attack in the central areas.

Tech Lawyers for Anthony Weiner Ask Judge for Leniency Ahead of Sentencing
Author: 0 Lawyers for Anthony Weiner Ask Judge for Leniency Ahead of Sentencing

Anthony Weiner's attorneys argue in a Wednesday court filing that the disgraced lawmaker should not be sentenced to prison as a deterrent to future criminals because the public nature of his collapse should suffice. "This is not a letter I ever imagined I would write, but, with Anthony, I have repeatedly found myself in circumstances I never imagined". Weiner himself apologized to her in a letter to the court.

Tech North Korea's 'electronic bomb' technology of Russian origin, experts say
Author: 0 North Korea's 'electronic bomb' technology of Russian origin, experts say

North Korea obtained "electronic bombs" from Russian Federation capable of jamming electronic signals and disabling technology on enemy planes, ships and missiles, according to a Japanese newspaper. "We will use economic sanctions to bring North Korea to the table". "However the worldwide community will never accept a nuclear North Korea and in particular my country will never accept a nuclear North Korea", he said.

Tech Destiny 2 Players Worried Public Event Nerf Coming Soon
Author: 0 Destiny 2 Players Worried Public Event Nerf Coming Soon

That sentiment is based on the way that Bungie managed the original Destiny , and many users appear to agree with Golandrinas, the original poster. The Destiny 2 gauntlets are the Hunter Road Complex AA1s. We've given you the when. Including the first Raid , Leviathan and PvP event Trials of the Nine and the return of everyone's favourite exotic salesman Xur.

Tech Apple's iOS App management removed from iTunes on Windows 10
Author: 0 Apple's iOS App management removed from iTunes on Windows 10

Apple on Tuesday released iTunes 12 .7 for Mac and Windows, an update that removes the iOS App Store from the desktop software. The update can also be downloaded by iPad touch 6 Gen users. On your Mac, launch the App Store app in your Applications folder. Apple had been at the receiving end of criticism for making iTunes bloated and heavy with the integration of the app store.

Author: 0 No way, Jose: Hurricane slightly weakens in Atlantic

As a much stronger Category 4 storm, the hurricane passed only 85 miles from the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda last weekend. While hurricanes doing clockwise loops are rare, they are not unheard of. The National Weather Service is predicting a reduction in forward speed and a turn toward the north on Monday. Jose won't lose much intensity during this loop to nowhere, as the storm will have plenty of warm water for fuel.

Tech Bulldogs fall 41-10 to No. 1 Alabama
Author: 0 Bulldogs fall 41-10 to No. 1 Alabama

In two games, Hurts has combined to complete 24 of 36 pass attempts for 224 yards, only 15 yards more than what he's gained on the ground. Passing offense - A: Alabama went to the air often looking to spread the ball around, with six different players getting catches in the first half.

Tech Mignolet backs Liverpool to bounce back following Man City defeat
Author: 0 Mignolet backs Liverpool to bounce back following Man City defeat

Though Mignolet wasn't the one to blame for the loss, Liverpool's heavy, 5-0 defeat to Manchester City has further helped to fuel rotation talk, and The Liverpool Echo now think there's a good chance Karius plays on Wednesday when Liverpool travel to Spain to face Sevilla .

Tech Braves offer free tickets to Hurricane Irma evacuees
Author: 0 Braves offer free tickets to Hurricane Irma evacuees

Eastbound traffic was restored by Saturday afternoon. Monday: Irma is forecast to pass very close to the Suwannee Valley. "We learned the hard way hurricanes aren't just coastal storms , and they can have significant inland impacts, like with Hugo making landfall north of Charleston and inland territories experiencing the impact as far west as Charlotte, and then past year with Matthew - a Category 1 storm that brought catastrophic rainfall".

Tech Destiny 2: 18 Tips & Tricks The Game Doesn't Tell You
Author: 0 Destiny 2: 18 Tips & Tricks The Game Doesn't Tell You

Bungie could and should patch in an update to Destiny 2 to fix the shader system. Bungie knows about the Destiny 2 bugs and they have revealed that they are working on it. Other popular service-style games, like World of Warcraftor Final Fantasy XIV , have monthly subscription fees that justify the existence of a microtransaction system.

Tech Games on Xbox One Supporting Mouse and Keyboard Control
Author: 0 Games on Xbox One Supporting Mouse and Keyboard Control

Microsoft will ask developers to consider their multiplayer pools, bringing to mind the issue of fairness when it comes to those playing with a controller versus those playing with a keyboard and mouse . "Keyboard and mouse support is definitely coming", said Ybarra, answering a fan question. A notable example of this is seen in Gears of War 4 , however users of the former are still restricted to the Windows PC platform.

Tech President Buhari lauds Eagles for 4-0 trouncing of Cameroon
Author: 0 President Buhari lauds Eagles for 4-0 trouncing of Cameroon

Before the kick off, Nigeria have a full haul of six points after beating both Zambia and Algeria , while Cameroon trail by four points after drawing both of their games 1-1 against the same opponents. It took until five minutes from time for Partey to equalise with his first worldwide goal . Ghana laid siege to the Congolese goalmouth in the closing minutes, but wild shooting, especially from Thomas Agyepong, let them down.

Tech Lenovo Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headset Gets Official Name
Author: 0 Lenovo Windows 10 Mixed Reality Headset Gets Official Name

The update will allow PC gamers to set the computer to max out the processor for smoother gameplay, and there'll be a bunch of new games as well. Security: Windows Defender features new defenses against ransomware and exploits. But the big additions are gaming and mixed reality - check out our review here. Lenovo's Mixed Reality headset is called The Explorer, which seems fitting given that by using the headset you'll be able to explore a wide range of different content from ...

Tech Samsung launches Gear Sport and new wearables ahead of IFA 2017
Author: 0 Samsung launches Gear Sport and new wearables ahead of IFA 2017

The Gear Sport follows the classic watch design of its last year's smartwatch cousins - the Gear S3 . Powered by a dual-core chipset clocked at 1GHz, the Gear Fit2 Pro comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage . Perhaps one of the most useful upgrades with the Gear Sport is a new selection of fitness programs that come with video tutorials. The price for the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has been announced - it will be priced in at $199 and will be available starting the 15th of ...

Tech Apple iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch 3 could wirelessly charge simultaneously
Author: 0 Apple iPhone 8 and new Apple Watch 3 could wirelessly charge simultaneously

It is also set to come with facial recognition technology for unlocking and other smart features, expanding upon the fingerprint sensors that came before it. Americans are fretting that the new iPhones will cost over $1000, but Australians know this pain only too well. This would mean that manufacturers will need to pay Apple certain fees before they are allowed to create iPhone 8 wireless charging pads.

Tech Hurricane Harvey will likely relocate BYU-LSU out of Houston
Author: 0 Hurricane Harvey will likely relocate BYU-LSU out of Houston

Those include Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Nissan Stadium in Nashville and the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. But there could be others. Alleva stressed that the game is run by the Advocare Texas Kickoff Classic and its television partner, ESPN , and that they will make the ultimate decision on where to play.

Author: 0 Berkley Protest Turns Violent, 'Antifa' Protesters Attack Trump Supporters

The rally resulted in at least 13 arrests-ranging from charges of assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing a police officer, and municipal code violations, the Washington Post reported . Donning purple capes and pointy hats, the witches formed a circle and cast anti-racist spells, including: "Eye of newt and toe of frog, free the air of racist smog!" She argued that hate speech should be more restricted in the United States, as it is in Germany.

Tech These Android 8.0 Oreo Features Are Making Android Ecosystem Better
Author: 0 These Android 8.0 Oreo Features Are Making Android Ecosystem Better

The Lenovo-owned company is yet to announce the list of handsets that are eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo update but several reports have already come up with the possible list. Google will give you a clear warning that "updates you'll receive as a part of this program are pre-release versions, and may contain errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device".

Tech Apple plans to build a $1.3 billion data center facility in Iowa
Author: 0 Apple plans to build a $1.3 billion data center facility in Iowa

The land will house two state-of-the-art, 100 percent renewable energy data center facilities, along with other various logistics and operational buildings. The governor's office issued a statement saying data center projects have economic impact well beyond the permanent jobs created and the initial capital investment made.

Tech Infosys gains for third consecutive day on hopes of Nilekani's return
Author: 0 Infosys gains for third consecutive day on hopes of Nilekani's return

On 18 August, the day Sikka announced his resignation, investor advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) said it favoured Nilekani being brought back on the board as its non-executive chairman. "In case of any development, we will inform the media in due course", said the company in a statement to IANS. After serving in various posts including MD and president, Nilekani became the CEO in March 2002 and served till 2007.

Tech Board under pressure after Sikka's exit
Author: 0 Board under pressure after Sikka's exit

Healthy buying was witnessed in pharma, media and banking companies stocks. In February last year, Sikka's term was mid-way extended by two more years till 2021 largely because of his performance. "Infosys' buyback announcement failed to enthuse investors as the stock fell over 3 per cent to Rs 893". Murthy, three people familiar with the matter, said on the condition of anonymity, was taken aback by the tone of the board's letter following CEO Vishal Sikka's resignation.

Tech Walmart uses Google's AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon
Author: 0 Walmart uses Google's AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon

In a blog post written by Walmart's ecommerce boss Marc Lore , the executive said the new service would aim to make shopping faster and easier. He also hinted that Walmart plans additional features and services related to voice shopping - plans that leverage Walmart's brick and mortar stores and fulfillment network.

Tech Ferrari has unleashed the new Portofino convertible - its most affordable sports vehicle
Author: 0 Ferrari has unleashed the new Portofino convertible - its most affordable sports vehicle

The 90° V8 engine has been heavily revised and now features revised pistons and con rods along with a new intake system design and a single piece exhaust system. The benchmark 0-62mph sprint will take 3.5 seconds, Ferrari says, but further details are scant beyond what we can see in the pictures. The magnetorheological damping system (SCM-E) has been uprated with dual-coil technology which helps reduce roll while simultaneously improving absorption of road surface unevenness.

Tech The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus
Author: 0 The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus

Samsung is one of the kings of vertical integration, and that means it has a big parts bin to choose from. Note 8 is also equipped with OCTA-core Exynos 8895 and six gigabytes of RAM . That way, you get a 2x optical zoom as well as a useful faux-bokeh. The camera app offers a "Dual Capture" mode that stitches together photos from both cameras and saves them individually.

Tech Snapchat Is Stealing Teens From Facebook, But It Probably Doesn't Matter
Author: 0 Snapchat Is Stealing Teens From Facebook, But It Probably Doesn't Matter

Snapchat is probably more than just a flash in the pan, Wieser argued, but as users grow older, they may find themselves using the disappearing message app less and less, while moving back to Facebook . " Facebook is fortunate that it owns Instagram , which remains a strong platform for teens", said eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson in a statement.

Tech APK teardown of Google beta app update reveals Google Assistant-enabled headphones
Author: 0 APK teardown of Google beta app update reveals Google Assistant-enabled headphones

In a bid to compete against Apple's AirPods , Google could be working on its own smart headphones, if a recent report is to be believed. The headphones are expected to ship with the Google Pixel 2 sometime later in the year. Now it's looking even more likely Google plans on going all-in on hardware. Following that coding, it is revealed that users will be able to hear your notifications and reply to notifications verbally.

Tech Google to launch new Chromebook Pixel, mini Google Home
Author: 0 Google to launch new Chromebook Pixel, mini Google Home

Google is reportedly preparing to launch an Amazon-Echo-Dot-like version of its Google Home device at an upcoming event. The publication thinks the new notebook might have something to do with the mysterious Project Bison that Google was involved in previous year.

Tech Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream
Author: 0 Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

It's easy to look at Intel Corp.'s ( INTC ) unveiling of new high-end notebook processors based on its existing Kaby Lake architecture less than a year after launching the first batch as simply a pre-emptive strike against AMD Inc.'s (AMD) expected fall launch of its Ryzen Mobile processor line.

Author: 0 Microsoft to reveal pre-order details this weekend

Given how close we are getting to the Xbox One X's actual launch, I'd hazard a guess and say pre-orders may go live directly after Sunday's Gamescom conference. It would not be surprising to see Microsoft offer up special branding for initial shipments of its upcoming console. "Don't forget to tune in Sunday at 9:00pm CEST / 8:00pm BST / 12:00pm PDT so that you can be the first to hear the latest news on highly anticipated games coming to the Xbox family and Windows 10 ".

Tech Here is What the LG V30 Looks Like
Author: 0 Here is What the LG V30 Looks Like

As seen on the renders, the LG V30 sports a FullVision display that boasts an 18:9 aspect ratio, with very minimal bezels all around. There is a V30 branding just below the fingerprint sensor with LG logo at the bottom. There's a rear fingerprint sensor that acts as a power/sleep button, which is also found in the G6 . It will also mark the first time a smartphone has used an f/1.6 lens.

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