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Oskar Fischinger: Google Doodle honours German artist and his awesome musical animations

Oskar Fischinger: Google Doodle honours German artist and his awesome musical animations

When you open Google and click on the doodle , a chime sound comes on and is accompanied by Fischinger's quote: "Music is not limited to the world of sound". Fischinger had made dozens of films and was a respected member of the European avant-garde when he fled Germany in 1936 and moved to Los Angeles. Fischinger's work to this day remains near-impossible to replicate, dancing the line between absolute precision and a human touch. Read More

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Opening Hearthstone Card Packs Is About To Get More Pleasant

Opening Hearthstone Card Packs Is About To Get More Pleasant

Much in the same way that Blizzard just announced some changes to Overwatch's Loot Boxes , the developer has now revealed adjustments to opening card packs in Hearthstone . but we think the changes should be very drastic and significant". Also, players can record their Top 5 or Recently Captured highlights. These can be bound to single button or a button per highlight slot in the Options menu under "Request Highlight". Read More

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Trump says China has failed over North Korea

Geng said China has played a "positive constructive" role regarding North Korea because it is a responsible member of the global community, and "not because of any pressure from other countries". He tweeted "While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help with North Korea , it has not worked out". Americans comprise about a fifth of all non-Chinese tourists to North Korea , tour operators say . Read More

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USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

From left, Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and National Sec. North Korea detained Warmbier in January 2016 after he was accused of a "hostile act" while on a group tour of the reclusive and rogue state. The State Department says the dialogue will focus on ways to increase pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programmes, but also cover such areas as counter-terrorism and territorial rivalries in the strategic South China Sea . Read More

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Trump meeting with North Korean leader unlikely

The Republican lawmakers were not alone in their anger, as President Trump called the Warmbier family's ordeal a "terrible disgrace". Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said USA officials are "going to give the DPRK/ North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea". Read More

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Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

The Beavers beat the Tigers 13-1 in their last meeting , winning their 23rd game in a row in the process. With the triumph, LSU improved to 50-18 on the season, while Florida St. "Believe it or not, Jake, moments continue to get better than this", Mainieri told Poche' at the postgame news conference. "It was a relief to get out to an early start like we hadn't the first two games and kind of relax so yeah, if we can do that, we want to do that", he said. Read More

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Exxon Mobil, BP and Shell Sign on for Carbon Tax Plan

Under the plan, the USA government would tax oil companies $40 per ton of Carbon dioxide they produce, which would add about 36 cents to the cost of each gallon of gasoline at the pump. It's got the backing of physicist Stephen Hawking, a founding member of the council, as well as former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, and other companies and organizations, including Conservation International, the Nature Conservancy, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Santander, Total and ... Read More

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Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

Vegas Golden Knights' Chris Thorburn poses for photographers Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in Las Vegas . Though a healthy Robby Fabbri and continued development from other keys forwards like Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz could improve the Blues offensively, those factors alone won't be enough to elevate the Blues beyond last year's production-especially with Perron heading to sin city. Read More

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Taking A Leave Of Absence

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Taking A Leave Of Absence

Tragically losing a loved one has been hard for me and I need to properly say my goodbyes. Uber engineer Susan Fowler , posted a blog in February, stating on her first day, someone propositioned for sex. Upon his announcement, former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm Covington and Burling released their recommendations to Uber , after conducting an independent investigation. Read More

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Pokemon Switch and Metroid 4 Spearheads Nintendo's 2018 Plans

Pokemon Switch and Metroid 4 Spearheads Nintendo's 2018 Plans

Now, Nintendo clarified that statement a little later, with a rep for the company stating "No change in what we announced last week, which is that those two games are coming, but they have no specifically announced release window/year". "Just as you get through a game and you're starting to put your head up, put the periscope out to see what else is out there, hopefully we'll have something right there for you", he said. Read More

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Saudi Arabia Suddenly Has A New Crown Prince

Aram... although it was widely expected, the timing of the 31-year-old's promotion has come as a surprise to many and puts Saudi Arabia's future in relatively untested hands. Moreover, it is possible that Saudi Arabia will support a referendum on the status of the Kurdish autonomy in order to weaken the Iraqi government, which is under Iranian influence. Read More

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Google is ending support for Android Market on Android 2.1 and below

Google is ending support for Android Market on Android 2.1 and below

Time passes by and we have been introducing with a series of extraordinary smartphones running on latest Android Operating Systems. This is to note that the devices running on Android 2.2 and above already support Google Play . There was Android Market for apps and games, Google eBookstore for books and Google Music for music. As Google points out, most app developers no longer support Android 1.0, 1.1, 1.5 Cupcake, 1.6 Donut, and 2.0/2.1 Eclair. Read More

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Markelle Fultz Responds To Celtics Trading No. 1 Pick To 76ers

By all accounts, Philly is expected to use the pick on Washington guard Markelle Fultz . One would hope, though when it comes to the draft, the more time a player spends in college, the less interested some teams seem to be. "I'm still uncertain", the soft-spoken Tatum said Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan during NBA Draft media day. I think this is somebody they really wanted and stepped up to get. Read More

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Uber changes policy, allows tipping for the first time

Uber on Monday embarked on a 180-day program to change its image by allowing riders to give drivers tips through the Uber app, something the company had resisted under Kalanick. Even though Uber as a company has been rocked with scandal over the past few months, the day-to-day operations for drivers has remained steady, these drivers told us. Read More

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Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Uber has also been searching for a COO for months to help Kalanick. "Travis has always put Uber first", it reads. TravelPulse's Gabe Zaldivar reported last week that Kalanick's departure left the company with a committee of leaders, including Rachel Holt, manager of North America, Francis Frei, senior vice president of leadership and strategy and Liane Hornsey, chief of human resources. Read More

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Apple adds Virgin to US carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Apple adds Virgin to US carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Sprint does not break out the number of Virgin Mobile subscribers, but the company reported 12 million US prepaid subscribers at the end of May, which includes Virgin Mobile subscribers. Global calls cost an extra $5 or $10 a month, depending on whether you need the ability to call beyond Mexico and Canada. The unlimited data plan downgrades streaming video to DVD-quality automatically and is subject to similar limitations as Sprint's own unlimited plan, which can slow the download rate in ... Read More

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Moving Uber Forward: Travis Kalanick steps down as the company's CEO

Kalanick says the move will allow the ride-sharing company to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight . Uber's board said in a statement that Kalanick had "always put Uber first". The company also fired its APAC Business Head Eric Alexander for allegedly obtaining the medical reports of a Uber rape victim . These investors have also been with Uber right from the beginning. Read More

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Pokemon Go Undergoing Changes for Anniversary

Pokemon Go Undergoing Changes for Anniversary

This plan is part of Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go , to revamp all existing gyms with the new update. Developer Niantic is saying that this gym change should make the feature interesting for absolutely everyone. More coins can be accumulated in " Pokemon GO " as long as the designated Pokemon remain longer on that gym. The patch notes indicate that all of these updates are being launched at the same time. Read More

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Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

He said the Escatawpa River, at 15 feet Tuesday, would typically be lower than 3 feet at this time of year. "Rainfall totals ranging from 1.50" to almost 4.50" are possible and some flooding issues are likely to occur. We are not anticipating much in the way of strong wind in East Texas, however, wind gusts may exceed 25 miles per hour in some areas. "We're in communication with other state agencies", said Cormier. Read More

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Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Family: Freed student who died has 'completed his journey'

Under existing law, all it would take is a designation by Tillerson — called a "geographic travel restriction" — to make all American passports invalid for travel to North Korea . He returned home to the Cincinnati area last week. People can live in a state of unresponsive wakefulness for many years with the chances of recovery depending on the extent of the brain injury. Read More

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OnePlus launches OnePlus 5 smartphone; check out price and specs here

As expected, the camera played a major starring role in the OnePlus 5 launch today, with confirmation arriving that the 20mp and 16mp duo of lenses underpins the handset's official slogan: "Dual camera , clearer photos ". Bluetooth 5.0 aptX & aptX HD, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou.This phone supports Dual SIM (nano + nano). OnePlus talks about their customer support, stating that they had just 5 people in their customer support team when they began, but now the team has gone up to over ... Read More

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McCain: Travelers to N Korea should sign waiver

Going by a surprisingly detailed scoop by the New York Times' David Sanger from last March, nearly all scenarios for escalation in North Korea are very ugly. officials decried as out of proportion to his alleged crime. The president made the comments a day after an American student, Otto Warmbier , died in the United States after being released from North Korean custody. Read More

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Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

Australia suspends air strikes in Syria

The Pentagon stated that the unmanned aerial vehicle of the Assad regime was a threat because it had weapons on board and was in close proximity to the forces of the US-led global coalition. command carry out a careful investigation and report about its results and the measures taken", the statement reads. USA -backed forces recently pushed into Raqqa, the northern Syrian city that served as the group's de facto capital. Read More

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London fire: Queen, not PM May, taps into national mood

The Queen's visit to a rest centre for evacuated families came 24 hours after the prime minister was criticised for not speaking to local families when she visited the scene. LONDON (AP ) - Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals have marked her official birthday in the annual Trooping the Color celebration. Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire . Read More

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Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing

Tropical Storm Bret forms; Cindy may be brewing

Tropical Storm Cindy is meandering over the central Gulf of Mexico, and forecasters warn that it's dumping heavy rains that could trigger life-threatening flash floods. It's maximum sustained winds are at 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and the storm is moving toward the northwest at 10 miles per hour (17 kph). "As a heads up, southern Georgian Bay and just east of Toronto along the 401 corridor through Hamilton and southwest to Sarnia and Windsor could see heavy rain". Read More

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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N. Korea

I'm grateful that we were able to get him home, even if the result was unbearable. He was leaving North Korea on January 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport. President Donald Trump has offered condolences to Warmbier's family. He said he was kept isolated most of the time but not physically abused. Another cautioned against reading too much into the message, arguing that there was no meeting earlier in the day that could have spurred the comment or that that tweet foretold some ... Read More

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