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Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches Florida, Alabama and MS declared states of emergency on Saturday as the storm threatened up to 12 inches of rain over the Memorial Day weekend, as well as tidal surges and damaging winds, according to Patrick Burke of the weather service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. [Full Article...]

Some US States Prepare For Subtropical Storm Alberto

Some US States Prepare For Subtropical Storm Alberto It's not been an ideal holiday weekend so far for the state as both Saturday and Sunday have offered up scattered showers and thunderstorms. Then by later Monday, the main moisture feed - the tail of Alberto - is forecast by the computer models to move back over us as the center of the storm goes ashore in the panhandle. [Full Article...]

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dies

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean dies In October 1963, Bean became one of 14 trainees selected by NASA for its third group of astronauts. Working at his home in Houston , Bean created paintings that focused on the Apollo missions, with images of himself and other astronauts on the moon rendered with the authenticity in lighting and color that only an eyewitness could provide. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen Associate Agrees to Cooperate With Prosecutors

Michael Cohen Associate Agrees to Cooperate With Prosecutors He declared bankruptcy on some of his medallions in 2016 and previous year was charged by the NY state attorney general with theft. MEANWHILE, on Earth 2, the investigation into Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen continues apace. Mr Cohen is facing a probe by the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan, which is examining his business practices. On Tuesday though, authorities allowed Freidm... [Full Article...]

M&S profits plunge 62pc amid sweeping store closure plans

M&S profits plunge 62pc amid sweeping store closure plans The changes to the business follow the continued shift of clothing and home sales to online, development of global competition, growth of home delivery in food and continued rise of the discounters. Clothing and home revenue fell 1.4% and like-for-like sales decreased 1.9% amid a tough retail market. Admitting the business had become top-heavy and too "corporate", M&S has recently separated its Fo... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP

Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP It's an unbelievable alternative for mass transportation in the city of Los Angeles", Susane Gearin said. Last week, he showed off the first Boring Company tunnel under Los Angles, saying it's nearly done and awaiting regulatory approvals. [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Trailer Revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Trailer Revealed Let's take a look at the zombie modes coming up. "We're putting them all in one place", said Vonderhaar, speaking at a live-streamed "community event" in Los Angeles to announce the news. Call of Duty already has a strong online community that will keep buying the games no matter what and maybe that will nullify the price of entry somewhat, but for casuals who just want to try out the mode,... [Full Article...]

Full spec sheet and renders of the HTC U12+ leaked

Full spec sheet and renders of the HTC U12+ leaked The front-facing shooter will have 8MP sensor and an F/2.0 wide-angle lens. "Based on the leaked spec sheet which was supposed to be embargoed until 23 May, the U12+ comes with a 6" Quad HD+ 18:9 display that comes with HDR10 support and Gorilla Glass protection. [Full Article...]

PayPal acquires Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO

PayPal acquires Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2 billion ahead of IPO The deal will enable PayPal to expand its presence in in-store payments globally, and will mark the largest-ever acquisition by the San Jose, California- based company. By joining forces with PayPal , which operates in 200 countries, iZettle will be able to accelerate its worldwide expansion, including to the United States, the companies said. [Full Article...]

Fortnite's New Solo Shodown Mode Makes Things More Competitive

Fortnite's New Solo Shodown Mode Makes Things More Competitive The Solo Showdown mode started this morning and runs until 10 AM EST on Monday. According to the Solo Showdown rules , the first 50 Battle Royale matches you play will be counted toward your score, and you must play at least 50 matches to be eligible for one of the prizes. [Full Article...]

Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence

Banned ozone-destroying chemical makes a mysterious resurgence More than 30 years ago, world governments dealt with an alarming hole in the ozone layer with the Montreal Protocol , which banned damaging chemicals including the chlorofluorocarbon CFC-11. I think this will be quite a shock to many people who, like me, thought the Montreal Protocol was working well'. It is only destroyed in the stratosphere, some 9 to 18 miles above the planet's surface, wher... [Full Article...]

A bunch of auditory neuroscientists hear "yanny", not "laurel"

A bunch of auditory neuroscientists hear Social media users are similarly divided. "Older adults tend to start losing their hearing at the higher frequency ranges, which could explain why Riecke could only hear Laurel , but his eight-year-old daughter could hear Yanny ", reports The Verge . [Full Article...]

Thiem beats Anderson in Madrid semi-finals

Thiem beats Anderson in Madrid semi-finals Zverev is now one of five active players to have won three, the others being Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray . When Petra Kvitova thought she couldn't go on, the Czech hit the critical shots to finally edge Kiki Bertens and claim a record third Madrid Open title on Saturday. [Full Article...]

NASA sends a helicopter to Mars

NASA sends a helicopter to Mars The vehicle will weigh at just four pounds and will have a fuselage the size of a softball. "After the Wright Brothers proved 117 years ago that powered, sustained, and controlled flight was possible here on Earth , another group of American pioneers may prove the same can be done on another world", NASA science mission directorate associate administrator Thomas Zurbuchen said. [Full Article...]

Alexa and Siri can hear this hidden command. You can't.

Alexa and Siri can hear this hidden command. You can't. They embedded the commands inside normal audio, like recorded speech or even music . They've used it to instruct smart devices to visit malicious sites, initiate calls, click pictures and send messages. The researchers were able to secretly activate the three AI assistants, making them dial phone numbers or open websites. Or that Google just this week announced more native control over kitchen ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX's new Falcon 9 just landed perfectly, and it's a game-changer

SpaceX launched an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Coast Friday. Shortly before the second stage separation, the first stage executed a controlled landing back on SpaceX's drone ship in the Atlantic - the company's 25th recovered first stage. [Full Article...]

New Google features tap digital smarts

New Google features tap digital smarts Google unveiled Tuesday an artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks - such as making restaurant bookings - as a way to help people disconnect from their smartphone screens. Until now, users have had to say "Hey Google" each time they asked a question or wanted help. The service will now also include a new "full coverage" feature . [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh's first satellite on 10 May

SpaceX launches Bangabandhu-1, Bangladesh's first satellite on 10 May The Block 5 has many upgrades that will allow greater reusability and up to 10 launches (the Block 4 was limited to two launches.) With some refurbishments, the Block 5 might be able to have up to 100 launches, the company has said . The other big competitor working under NASA's crew contract is Boeing , whose crewed missions are slated to follow SpaceX's. It's the first Falcon 9 Block 5,... [Full Article...]

New Google News app uses AI/ML in real

New Google News app uses AI/ML in real And, evidently popping news "bubbles" created by tailoring results to what people want to hear, everyone will be shown the same content on topics, according to product and engineering lead Trystan Upstill. The Google Photos will be revamped to introduce features like black & white photo colourization, and ability to separate subjects from the background in pictures. [Full Article...]

Kilauea volcano eruption: After lava, Hawaiians brace for acid rain and vog

Kilauea volcano eruption: After lava, Hawaiians brace for acid rain and vog Geologists now warn that the volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks. Hawaii County Civil Defence says a 15th volcanic vent opened on Wednesday. Earthquakes followed, including one that measured magnitude 6.9, and lava was pushed into new underground areas that eventually broke through the ground in such areas as the... [Full Article...]


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