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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee oversaw explosive growth

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee with Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White and then-Police Chief Greg Suhr in 2013. "His life and leadership were rooted in a powerful sense of human decency that inspired me. A statement from his office noted that "it is with pro...

Trump to send astronauts back to moon

Trump's announcement essentially revives goals that former President George W. Bush announced in 2004. But he set no deadlines for the missions. The policy halts NASA's current work to send astronauts to an asteroid . During the program's span, th...

Google Starts Blocking YouTube on Fire TV, Echo Show

Google said it is pulling YouTube from some Amazon.com Inc. devices in retaliation for Amazon refusing to sell many Google products, escalating a battle between two tech titans as their businesses increasingly overlap. The search giant added that ...

Qualcomm and Microsoft bring on Always Connected PCs with ASUS NovaGo

The San Diego chipmaker announced a two-in-one PC form factor powered by the Snapdragon 835 that has some big name hardware partners like Asus and HP behind it. This first wave of Windows 10 ARM laptops are powered by the Snapdragon 835 process...

YouTube Go launching in South Africa

WhatsApp's new updates have again proven beneficial with the messenger previously launching live location updates that let users track others in real-time along with an update that let users delete sent messages . It lacks the feature where a use...

33 pc reduction? Your dog is protecting you from this disease

They focused on 3.4 million people who had no history of cardiovascular disease in 2001, and followed their health records-as well as whether they registered as a dog owner-for about 12 years. "Other explanations include an increased well-being a...

'John Wick' Creator is Developing a 'Hitman' Series

How an emotionless, nearly personality-free, hitman , who stars in very slow-paced stealth adventures, became one of the most frequently filmed video game characters we don't know. Hitman is a long-running video game franchise. They've already co...

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

Despite that, it seems that Broadcom's offer wasn't enough for Qualcomm's board of directors. " It is the Board's unanimous belief that Broadcom's proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the Company's leadership position in mobile t...

Sheep can recognize people's faces from photographs

Neurobiology professor and study lead Jenny Morton says , "Sheep are long-lived and have brains that are similar in size and complexity to those of some monkeys". "My 2001 paper looked very carefully at this with a wider range of stimuli, more sheep...

The Apple vs Qualcomm legal war just took a dramatic new twist

Apple says Qualcomm is unfairly charging too much and leveraging its strong market position in chips illegally. iOS is completely tailored to run flawlessly with the hardware inside of each iPhone and iPad. Qualcomm is now the largest manufacturer ...

The life and times of Microsoft's Kinect

When Microsoft began preparing for the launch of the Xbox One , the Kinect was first planned to be a required part of the console. Despite being integral to the Xbox One experience initially, the Kinect has suffered quite the dramatic fall f...

Orionid meteor shower: How Canadians can view the celestial show this weekend

Stargazers are in for a treat this weekend as the Orionid Meteor Shower reaches its peak this weekend. The Orionid meteor shower occurs each year as the earth moves through debris left behind by Halley's Comet, the source of the Orionid meteor...

Surface Book 2 Is More Powerful Than MacBook Pro

The refresh should also be significantly more powerful than its predecessors , with available 8th-generation quad-core processors that Microsoft claims make the Surface Book 2 twice as fast as the MacBook Pro . In terms of connectivity, the new...

Mass Firings, Model 3 Reservation Sales Weigh On Tesla Inc Stock

If a Tesla driver's insurance goes up, "there is a simple solution", Musk said. The company delivered 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 during the third quarter. That production surrounds the Model 3, the company's first mass-market vehicle, for wh...

Super NES Classic Edition has already been cracked

The Japanese video game company filed a trademark in its home country on September 15, which included an image of the original 1989 Game Boy. Some of the trademarks could be to protect the "Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy" brand or they could simply b...

Google Home Mini: Speaker, digital assistant worth $49

The Home Max is the exact opposite of the Google Home Mini - a larger variant of the regular Google Home which focuses on loud music. Well, aside from it being smaller and cheaper, this mini version scraps the high-quality speakers of its bigge...

Nintendo SNES Classic just launched, and it's already selling out

Nintendo ( OTCPK:NTDOY , OTCPK:NTDOF ) SNES Classic Edition consoles sold out online and in many stores on its first day on shelves. Get one while you can. Gamestop - Gamestop was also only doing walk-ins for the SNES Classic at open , howeve...

U.S. state election systems targeted by Russian hackers

According to the commission's statement , Homeland Security did not notify DET officials that Russian hackers had targeted Wisconsin's elections systems, but did provide "critical information" used to protect "all of Wisconsin's systems".

Gmail now converts addresses, numbers, emails to clickable links

In a small victory for users, Google has announced that Gmail has received a new update that will eliminate that cutting and pasting, helping to streamline your workflow. Specifically, it will suffice now to click on a phone number to initiate a ...

Rights group sceptical over Myanmar leader's speech on Rohingya

So far Suu Kyi has resisted but reports in Myanmar have said there is fresh pressure on President U Htin Kyaw to convene a meeting of the 11-member National Defence and Security Council (NSDC). All the while, the Rohingya crisis damages her credibi...

Google Tez launched: Download the Tez App for Android and iOS

The tech giant has launched a new mobile money app called Tez in India - a country with a smartphone user base of over 300 million , which has been named the world's fastest growing smartphone market . Moreover, it supports over 50 UPI enabled ...

Yu Yureka 2 price, specifications, features, comparison

Keeping everything running is a large 3,930 mAh battery which should offer good battery life, and when you do need to charge the phone, you will be able to do so quickly with the device supporting Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. For selfies, it comes with...

NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

It unveiled moonlets embedded in the rings. This means that, although the spacecraft will begin to tumble and go out of communication at 6:31 a.m. EDT (3:31 a.m. A full-scale engineering model of Cassini , on loan from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

Apple Watch series 3 launching in India on September 29

This will be a big plus for those of us who want to make calls and receive texts or emails when they're away from their iPhone, with users even being able to use things like Apple maps straight from the watch with Global Positioning System function...

Xiaomi Launched Mi NoteBook Pro In China

This notebook is Xiaomi's answer to the Apple MacBook Pro 2017. It has 16GB RAM on-board with 1TB of SSD Storage. Specifications of this new Mi Notebook Pro laptops are pretty impressive. Other than the screen, the hardware inside the Mi Not...

Facebook: Likely Russia-based Operation Bought Ads During 2016 US Election

The majority of the ads did not reference the US presidential election , voting or a specific candidate. Facebook said Wednesday that phony accounts that appear to have originated in Russian Federation bought $100,000 worth of advertisements dur...

IFA 2017: Huawei reveals low-power Kirin 970 mobile AI chipset

Huawei says that as numerous existing systems rely on artificial intelligence based in the cloud - so not housed on a smartphone itself - small pieces of time can be lost as data is sent up to the cloud, processed and then sent back down again.

ISS crew touches down, woman astronaut sets record

First stop Saturday night is Kazakhstan as usual for a Russian Soyuz capsule touchdown, then a brief detour to Germany before heading home to storm-crippled Houston. After landing back on Earth in Kazakhstan (where it will be Sunday), Whitson and Fis...

Apple's possible launch date for the iPhone 8

There is no telling as to how the iPhone 8 will combat Samsung's newest release but months and months of leaks and rumors already has the hype peaking at a boiling point. The WSJ cites anonymous sources close to Apple who've been "briefed on ...

French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour

The French leader is set to raise concerns over so-called "posted workers" " those who are temporarily posted overseas by companies in their home countries " as he makes his first visit to the region. Afterwards Macron, who has only been in office a...

Verizon's new unlimited plans come with a few unpleasant surprises

The basic "gounlimited" plan limits video streaming to a resolution of 480p, while the more expensive "beyondunlimited" plan includes 720p streaming. Both accounts will slow down video if there's network congestion. Itching for 4K video streams...

Done With Your Eclipse Glasses? Donate Them to Kids In South America

Now that the solar eclipse is over and we're all forced back inside to earn a living, what are we supposed to do with those goofy glasses we spent too much money on at the last minute? That means, if you're careful, they can be good to go by the ...

Kenya's Opposition Leader Decides to Take Election Dispute to Supreme Court

Meanwhile, the Kenya Human Rights Commission , or KHRC, says it is being targeted for closure by the state regulator, the NGO Coordination Board. However, according to a revered Kenyan advocate Ahmednasir Abdullahi alias Grand Mulla, NASA's wi...

Uber Backer Benchmark Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board

The suit relates to Uber's decision to increase the number of its voting directors on its board to 11 from eight, with the former CEO calling all the shots with regards to who would fill those seats. Ryan Graves, Uber's first employee and a forme...

HBO hackers demand millions in ransom note

The hackers instructed Mr Plepler to pay a ransom of "our six-month salary in bitcoin", claiming they earned $12m to $15m (£9m-£11m) from blackmailing other organisations, to prevent further releases. The hackers who stole 1.5 terabytes of data fro...

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Google Home Mini: Speaker, digital assistant worth $49

The Home Max is the exact opposite of the Google Home Mini - a larger variant of the regular Google Home which focuses on loud music. Well, aside from it being smaller and chea...

Nintendo SNES Classic just launched, and it's already selling out

Nintendo ( OTCPK:NTDOY , OTCPK:NTDOF ) SNES Classic Edition consoles sold out online and in many stores on its first day on shelves. Get one while you can. Gamestop - Gamesto...

U.S. state election systems targeted by Russian hackers

According to the commission's statement , Homeland Security did not notify DET officials that Russian hackers had targeted Wisconsin's elections systems, but did provide "crit...

Gmail now converts addresses, numbers, emails to clickable links

In a small victory for users, Google has announced that Gmail has received a new update that will eliminate that cutting and pasting, helping to streamline your workflow. Speci...

Rights group sceptical over Myanmar leader's speech on Rohingya

So far Suu Kyi has resisted but reports in Myanmar have said there is fresh pressure on President U Htin Kyaw to convene a meeting of the 11-member National Defence and Security Co...

Google Tez launched: Download the Tez App for Android and iOS

The tech giant has launched a new mobile money app called Tez in India - a country with a smartphone user base of over 300 million , which has been named the world's fastest ...

NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

It unveiled moonlets embedded in the rings. This means that, although the spacecraft will begin to tumble and go out of communication at 6:31 a.m. EDT (3:31 a.m. A full-scale engin...

Yu Yureka 2 price, specifications, features, comparison

Keeping everything running is a large 3,930 mAh battery which should offer good battery life, and when you do need to charge the phone, you will be able to do so quickly with the d...

Apple Watch series 3 launching in India on September 29

This will be a big plus for those of us who want to make calls and receive texts or emails when they're away from their iPhone, with users even being able to use things like Apple...

Xiaomi Launched Mi NoteBook Pro In China

This notebook is Xiaomi's answer to the Apple MacBook Pro 2017. It has 16GB RAM on-board with 1TB of SSD Storage. Specifications of this new Mi Notebook Pro laptops are pre...

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Facebook: Likely Russia-based Operation Bought Ads During 2016 US Election

Facebook: Likely Russia-based Operation Bought Ads During 2016 US Election

The majority of the ads did not reference the US presidential election , voting or a specific candidate. Facebook said Wednesday that phony accounts that appear to have origi...

IFA 2017: Huawei reveals low-power Kirin 970 mobile AI chipset

IFA 2017: Huawei reveals low-power Kirin 970 mobile AI chipset

Huawei says that as numerous existing systems rely on artificial intelligence based in the cloud - so not housed on a smartphone itself - small pieces of time can be lost as ...

ISS crew touches down, woman astronaut sets record

ISS crew touches down, woman astronaut sets record

First stop Saturday night is Kazakhstan as usual for a Russian Soyuz capsule touchdown, then a brief detour to Germany before heading home to storm-crippled Houston. After landing ...

Apple's possible launch date for the iPhone 8

Apple's possible launch date for the iPhone 8

There is no telling as to how the iPhone 8 will combat Samsung's newest release but months and months of leaks and rumors already has the hype peaking at a boiling point. The WS...

French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour

French leader to press labor rules in central Europe tour

The French leader is set to raise concerns over so-called "posted workers" " those who are temporarily posted overseas by companies in their home countries " as he makes his first...