Facebook's 'Lite' app has over 200 million users

10 Feb, 2017

In its nearly two years of run, Facebook Lite app has been able to double the number of users from that in March 2016. "In many areas, networks can be slow and unable to support all the functions available on Facebook". Her post gives the example of Sao Paulo-based wedding photographer Altiery Monteiro, who used FB Lite to use less data and save money. Facebook Lite has helped businesses as well as customers in regions where Internet connectivity isn't as strong, said Chief Operating ...

Square Enix Releases Final Fantasy XV Spring 2017 Update/DLC Trailer

10 Feb, 2017

As the below screen (via DualShockers ) illustrates, there will be options to manipulate a character's height, head size, and muscles in-game, but most presume the customization will expand far beyond that. Tabata stated that Episode Ignis would have a significant impact on " Final Fantasy 15 ". After that is "Episode Gladiolus" which will be out on March 28th.

Japan Preps 'Tweetable' Trade Figures For Trump

09 Feb, 2017

Public investment institutions say the prime minister is also leaning on them to pledge tens of billions of dollars to United States infrastructure projects such as high-speed rail. Abe visited such countries as the Philippines, Vietnam and Australia in January ahead of his planned trip to the United States, and confirmed cooperation with their leaders, partly because he aimed to have these countries side with the Japan-U.S.

Tesla Model S P100D Takes On Porsche 911 Turbo S

09 Feb, 2017

What's more impressive is the update is being rolled out over the air to owners, meaning any owner of the Model S P100D that gets the Ludicrous Mode+ update can realistically achieve these insane speeds. The time was laid down by Motor Trend , using its rollout timing format. It's the first vehicle to ever do that in under 2.3 seconds in the magazine's testing.

Alien Armyworms Invading Africa Could Reach Asia, Mediterranean

08 Feb, 2017

The African diet is very much dependent on maize as a source of staples. UN Food and Agriculture Organization has called an emergency meeting from February 14 to 16 in Harare to come up with a response to the threat. He said the pest was a strong flyer and could be distributed by prevailing winds over large distances. The fall armyworm was first identified in West and Central Africa in early 2016.

Fillon vows to hold on as presidential contender despite scandal

04 Feb, 2017

The contrast between Mr Fillon's words and his supposed actions sting because he has promised to slash public-sector jobs and make the French work harder and longer. The two-round presidential election is set for April 23 and May 7. Elabe predicted Macron would beat Le Pen in the second round with 65 percent of the vote.

Man throws homemade explosive device inside crowded California Cheesecake Factory

04 Feb, 2017

The incident happened at the restaurant in Old Town Pasadena just after 6 p.m. Witnesses said a man tossed a device into the restaurant and ran from the scene. The LA County Sheriff's Bomb Squad and the Pasadena police responded to the scene. The motive behind the freaky incident remains a mystery. "It could be a dissatisfied customer, a disgruntled employee", Lt Goodman added .

NASA's Cassini captures jaw-dropping photos of Saturn's rings

02 Feb, 2017

This image taken December 18, 2016, shows a region in Saturn's outer B ring . Just last week NASA offered us an incredibly high-resolution view of Earth using their new weather satellites. Next, Cassani will capture inside views of what the rings look like while orbiting between the rings and the planet. Another density wave generated by the influence of the moons Janus and Epimetheus, which share the same orbit around Saturn , is visible in a second Cassini image of the A ring.

Bobcat escapes from National Zoo in Washington

01 Feb, 2017

The area around the bobcat exhibit has been closed since Ollie was discovered missing this morning. Zoo officials said there is no imminent danger to the general public or zoo guests, but no one should approach her if they see her. "It will be very, very hard to find her". Although bobcats are not typically a threat to people , they will attack dogs and cats as well as mice, squirrels, rabbits and small deer.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Removing Iranian Apps From App Store

01 Feb, 2017

As there is no official App Store available in the Islamic Republic, most of the companies had to register their apps as being outside of the country. However, the U.S. Department of Treasury has issued Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, under which it is just not possible, notes TechCrunch .

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Resort Doubled Its Initiation Fee to $200000

27 Jan, 2017

Although Donald Trump Jr.is technically now in control of Mar-a-Lago (the other Trump son, old what's-his-name, is now president of Trump International Hotels Management), the price hike actually occurred on Jan 1, while Trump was still in control.

Google I/O Date and Location Revealed Through Puzzles

26 Jan, 2017

The result revealed a hidden site , which would redirect you to a Github repository , along with a set of coordinates pointing to a remote Brazilian jungle. It is expected the company will once again use a lottery system to hand out passes, something it did past year. It's the second time that the Mountain View tech leader will be holding its event outdoors, hosting to a bigger crowd thanks to the size of the new location.

Income tax filing season gets underway

24 Jan, 2017

This year, the deadline for filing will be April 18th. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency is sensitive to the fact that many of these taxpayers need their refunds to pay bills or settle debts. The alternative minimum tax is still around, but the exemption has increased to $53,900 for single taxpayers, $83,000 for those married filing jointly and $41,900 for married filing separately.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in vehicle crash in Dominican Republic

24 Jan, 2017

Ventura's tires went off the road and an overcorrection resulted in a rollover. Officials stated there was no sign of alcohol at the scene, and a toxicology report will not be completed for 21 days. Ventura wasn't wearing his seat belt and was driving through fog at the time of the crash. Former Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami on September 25.

GOES-16, new satellite views Earth for first time

24 Jan, 2017

The first images of the GOES 16 , formerly the GOES R were released this morning. Compare this to the Full Disk image from the GOES-13 satellite, which was launched in 2010 and has been serving as the "GOES-East" satellite, returning imagery of the eastern half of North America, the Atlantic Ocean and all of South America, ever since.

Balotelli furious after alleged racial abuse at Bastia

24 Jan, 2017

Or only in Bastia? "Football is an wonderful sport. those people like Bastia supporters make it terrible". The post, which received more than 35,000 likes, ended with Balotelli describing in French the incident as a total disgrace. The player was subject to racial abuse by Roma fans when he was contracted to play with AC Milan in 2013. Since joining Ligue 1's Nice from Liverpool last summer, the Italian has been firing on all cylinders and scored eight goals in 10 league appearances thus ...

False Killer Whales Die In The Everglades After Pod Becomes Stranded

18 Jan, 2017

The whales were stranded off Hog Key in Everglades National Park over the weekend. Miami reports 81 total whales have perished just off the area of Hog Key at the Everglades National Park. Biologists and responders from numerous agencies including NOAA, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Park Service will try to find the unaccounted dolphins in Everglades National Park and determine the cause of death using samples collected during post-mortem ...

Nintendo Switch consoles are sold out at GameStop

18 Jan, 2017

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'Momma' charged with stealing teenage daughter at birth

17 Jan, 2017

Aiken said it's not yet clear what's next for his family, and it will be up to Kamiyah to decide if she will visit Jacksonville. Aiken told WJXT that detectives showed up to deliver the wonderful news to family members. At this time, police said Kamiyah plans on staying in SC. They also discovered fake documents had been used to establish the girl's identity. The test confirmed the teen was, in fact, Kamiyah.

BMW Pushes Back After Trump Threatens Tariffs on Its Mexico Cars

17 Jan, 2017

The biggest German auto factory in Mexico is Volkswagen AG's plant in Puebla. Beyond that, Gabriel recommended more self-confidence in handling Trump. auto maker Chevrolet in Germany. Toyota shares dropped more than three percent Friday after US President-elect Donald Trump threatened the carmaker with import taxes over a new vehicle plant in Mexico, also prompting an objection from the Japanese government.

Japan's bid to launch world's smallest satellite-carrying rocket fails

17 Jan, 2017

JAXA terminated a satellite launch in mid-flight Sunday after a communications malfunction forced the space agency to abort ignition of the host rocket's second stage. The rocket, about 10 metres long and 50 centimeters in diameter, was carrying a small satellite to take images of the earth and gather other data. "The cause of the failure is not known at all yet", Shinya Matsuura, an expert on JAXA, told The Japan Times .

Takata pleads guilty to knowingly selling faulty airbags

17 Jan, 2017

The three Takata executives - Shinichi Tanaka, 59; Hideo Nakajima, 65; and Tsuneo Chikaraishi, 61, all Japanese citizens - were each charged in an indictment filed on December 7, 2016, in the Eastern District of MI with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and five counts of wire fraud for their alleged conduct in connection with the above-described fraud scheme.

Ruby Seadragons filmed in the wild for first time

15 Jan, 2017

Co-author of the study and researcher at Scripps Oceanography Josefin Stiller said seeing the seadragons in the wild for the first time was an awesome moment. "It was really quite an fantastic moment", Josefin Stiller, a marine biologist with Scripps Oceanography and co-author of the new study, said in a statement.

Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps

15 Jan, 2017

This mode also allows users to see fare estimates and pickup times if a vehicle is available. This integration is exclusive to Google and not available with other ride hailing services, which will continue to be available as options in the Maps before.

Jallikattu conducted in Cuddalore despite SC ban

14 Jan, 2017

It had ordered against using bulls as performing animals for Jallikattu or bullock cart races. Even as the Supreme Court's judgment in Compassion Unlimited Plus Action v. Meanwhile, the opposition DMK and the ruling AIADMK have been indulging in a blame-game with both parties hitting out at the other for the ban on the traditional bull-taming sport.

Jim Furyk named United States Captain for 2018 Ryder Cup

13 Jan, 2017

Although he did not receive a captain's pick on Davis Love III's team, he was a vice-captain on the winning United States team that defeated Europe 17-11 to end an eight-year losing streak in the biennial event. I didn't think it would be this way. "The experiences this event gives me, I get chills thinking about it and to be sitting here as captain is a great honor".

Feds finalize plan to save polar bears in the Arcitc

12 Jan, 2017

In 2008, the species was declared to be threatened - the first vertebrae species to be listed under the Endangered Species Act because of climate change , according to the National Wildlife Federation. However, according to recent investigations, the risk for these populations and subpopulations to disappear is higher every year, as 80 percent of polar bears face the possible collapse of their habitats.

A Surprise Asteroid Just Zipped Between the Earth and the Moon

11 Jan, 2017

An asteroid which was as big as 10 African elephants whizzed past the Earth at half the distance of the Earth from the Moon, while the major part of the world was blissfully unaware of how close to apocalypse humanity was. The recently released "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy" highlighted our unpreparedness to defend Earth against a threatening asteroid despite recent efforts by scientists and advocacy groups to galvanize governments into action.

Tesla begins battery production for Model 3 and more at its Gigafactory

05 Jan, 2017

Tesla said it will ramp up production of batteries for both cars and residential products and that it expects capacity at the Nevada facility to almost match that of the rest of the world by 2018. Tesla says making battery cells in the United States will create thousands of good paying jobs for American workers. " Tesla's mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and ...

Blizzard Is Celebrating 20 Years Since Diablo's Launch

31 Dec, 2016

Blizzard is set to introduce new stuff to Overwatch in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Diablo . For those looking to return to the days of old where players only had a limited amount of movement options and the world was extremely pixilated, then the Diablo 3: The Darkening of Tristram event is for you.

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