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New Amazon patent hints at future parachutes for package delivery

New Amazon patent hints at future parachutes for package delivery

Patent and Trademark Office. One big question regarding drone deliveries is how, exactly, the package will go from the drone in the sky to the person on the ground. The company claims to have built the fastest delivery system in the e-commerce world, and says 92 percent of the orders placed by their 200 million-plus users are delivered on either the day they were placed or the following day. Read More

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PokeLand for iOS and Android Revealed

PokeLand for iOS and Android Revealed

Niantic dropped the biggest hint yet that Legendary Pokemon are coming to the game during the recent Webby Awards . Starting today and running up through June 9, the game will undergo alpha testing on Android devices in Japan. The Nintendo account is being natively integrated into this RPG battle game, so you might be able to post your Mii character over into the game as your Pokemon Master avatar. Read More

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Library to kick-off Summer Reading Program Monday

Library to kick-off Summer Reading Program Monday

This is just one of several summer reading program kickoff events happening throughout Houston . This year's program, Build a Better World, will run from June 7 to July 26. "We're also doing a blood drive in June so we're giving back to the community as well", she said. "Encouraging your child to read throughout the summer plays an important role in their educational process", Cox said. Read More

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Here's How Much We've Spent In Apple's App Store

Here's How Much We've Spent In Apple's App Store

Earlier this year Apple released some spectacular numbers for the App Store, and it seems those numbers are continuing to grow with Apple today announcing developer earnings had passed $70 billion. The market for iOS apps is growing, and so are the rewards. Seventy billion dollars is a pretty good start. While Apple's services segment is benefiting from a broad base of growth drivers, including App Store sales, Apple Pay, Apple Music, and more, App Store sales serve as the ... Read More

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Mary Meeker Report 2017

Typically, reasons like high costs for registrations, and strict rules for starting a company have given a low global rank to India. Indian smartphone shipments grew by 15% in Q1 2017 and over 5% in 2016. Meeker says there is a $16 billion opportunity in the USA for mobile ad spend as the amount of time users spend on mobile far outweighs how many adverts are appearing there. Read More

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 preview: England vs Bangladesh

Add to this their well-balanced side, and England has their best opportunity to end the silverware-drought. Apart from them, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also have an outside chance of reaching the knockout stage. Alex Hales 3. Joe Root 4. Jake Bell and Ben Stokes shared one wicket each of Bangladesh batting line up. Unorthodoxly hitting the ball to different parts of the ground, he has the strength and the strokes to clear the infield when the pressure builds, and runs between the ... Read More

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Amazon's Alexa can now create reminders

Neither system is ideal, and the things these speakers get wrong or just plain can't do are an important metric of what the teams working on these gadgets see as a priority. This is probably because Audible is the most popular audiobook service on the planet and an Amazon exclusive, but Google should still consider offering up an alternative. Read More

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Local Hoosiers in a battle of wits at 90th National Spelling Bee

Local Hoosiers in a battle of wits at 90th National Spelling Bee

When asked to spell "hospitality", Propper requested the word's definition from pronouncer Jacques Bailly. The spelling of a teeny, tiny dog breed appears to be giving South Carolinians the most trouble. In 2016, Vogoti was one of the final 10 spellers in the championship round. On Tuesday, the 291 competitors took the preliminary written test, which consists of 12 spelling words and 14 vocabulary words. Read More

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Intel Launches Compute Card With New Partners

Intel Launches Compute Card With New Partners

Intel said it expects strong growth in this product market, due to the computers' "no-compromising nature: it gives the best performance, full Windows experiences, connectivity and long battery life in incredible, mobile designs". Each variant will, in this case, come with varying computer storage and connectivity options in addition to standard features. The Compute Card is planned to launch in August. Read More

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Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.23/litre, diesel by 89 paise

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.23/litre, diesel by 89 paise

The price of diesel has come down to Rs81.40 per litre from Rs83 per litre. This decision has been taken keeping in view the fact that kerosene caters to the energy needs of the poor, the minister added. Price of petrol has increased by Rs. 1.23/litre while Diesel price went up by Rs. 0.89/litre. The movement of prices in the worldwide oil market and INR-USD exchange rate will continue to be monitored closely and developing trends of the market will be reflected in future price changes, it ... Read More

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HOLY CRAP! Sunny Leone's private plane almost crashed

HOLY CRAP! Sunny Leone's private plane almost crashed

Sunny Leone's new houses consist of five bedrooms, a swimming pool, home theatre, an expansive garden and outdoor dining area. The 36-year-old actress said bad weather was responsible for the incident. Now we are driving home. She thanked the pilots for doing an "amazing job". But You know it's bad when the pilot starts praying mid air!" and "Our pilots were so unbelievable. Read More

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Laptop ban's European expansion 'still on table'

Laptop ban's European expansion 'still on table'

Lapan wrote in the statement that Kelly, Avramopoulos and Bulc agreed that the bar needs to be raised globally "through a range of potential seen and unseen enhancements". Britain quickly followed suit with restrictions on a slightly different set of routes. That would have a huge effect on the coming high travel season, with more than 3,250 flights a week scheduled to leave European Union airports for the USA this summer. Read More

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Investigators examine Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

Trump also will take more questions directly from the media, Axios reported . In an apparent dig at the USA intelligence community, Trump also tweeted yesterday that British Prime Minister Theresa May was "very angry" about the leaking of information the United Kingdom gave to the US about last Monday's terrorist bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Read More

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Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns

Man arrested at Trump hotel in DC with 2 guns

One man was arrested early Wednesday in his room at the Trump International Hotel , five blocks away from the White House, after two weapons and ammunition were found in his vehicle, police said. after reports that a man had guns there. Moles hails from a town in Pennsylvania called Edinboro. He also reportedly told officers he supports Trump . Read More

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Oculus just added Chromecast support to Gear VR

Oculus just added Chromecast support to Gear VR

According to the write up on the Oculus website, you only need to hit the cast button within the Oculus app, select the Chromecast you want to stream through, and then boot up your Gear VR . Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality business, said Wednesday that people can now stream virtual reality video from Gear VR headsets to Google's Chromecast media player. Read More

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British Airways Aims at Near Normal Gatwick Schedule After Outage

BA cancelled all its flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after the IT failure, which shut down all of the carrier's check-in and operational systems and affected call centres and its website . Heathrow said the IT problem had caused "some delays for passengers" and it was working with BA to resolve it. "For instance, if you have only been delayed slightly, you may not be entitled to compensation", the CAA says. Read More

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Google officially launches Google Assistant for iPhone

Google officially launches Google Assistant for iPhone

This will allow companies to build Android apps for loyalty, coupon and gift card redemption and other features, like order ahead and tap for pick up. Alexa, Siri scoot over - Google Assistant is here. This step will allow Google to help its users to buy online things easily as one can choose its mode of payment and preferred card, enter the code and then just simply check out. Read More

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Trump says Kathy Griffin 'should be ashamed of herself'

President Donald Trump's . For years, Kathy Griffin has made a name for herself for a very specific brand of shocking comedy. "I went too far", she says in a second video. Comedian Kathy Griffin "begged" for forgiveness after sharing the images on social media, but it has been claimed that Trump's 11-year-old son Barron is having "a hard time " over the affair. Read More

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Ford offers limited-edition Focus RS to close out 3rd generation

Ford offers limited-edition Focus RS to close out 3rd generation

Limited to just 1,500 units in the USA and Canada, the entire crop of cars destined for North America will include a factory-fitted mechanical LSD up front to reduce wheel spin and improve cornering performance. It's remained unchanged since launch in 2016, but now Ford has given the RS an upgrade in the form of a new option pack. On the outside, the vehicle is now available with new race red paint, while forged wheels and sticky tyres currently available as an option are fitted as standard. Read More

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Google's Waze Carpool expands throughout California in first big test

Google's Waze Carpool expands throughout California in first big test

But while the premise might sound familiar, Waze Carpool is not looking to be a straight replacement for ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft . Check out Federal News Radio's latest podcasts. "People don't want to get tied to something that requires them to ride with the same people and be in a certain place at a certain time", said Sharon Feigon, executive director for the Shared-Use Mobility Center. Read More

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Chip Wars Rage at Computex, as AMD Debuts Threadripper

At the event it was announced that the laptop houses 8 cores, this is beefy CPU in a laptop. More details about the laptop should be revealed later. Also, these chips are huge . Skylake-X, meanwhile, offers between 28 and 44, depending on the size of your wallet. While we've had lots of juicy news from AMD regarding monster Ryzen processors and gaming laptops at Computex, the only disappointing sniff of information on the next-gen Vega graphics card front is that the consumer models ... Read More

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Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

No group has so far claimed the powerful blast , which officials said was caused by 1,500 kilograms (1.6 United States tons) of explosives hidden inside a sewage tanker, in what appeared to be a major intelligence failure. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack , saying, "Even in this holy month of Ramadan, which is a month of worship, virtue, and blessings, terrorists have no intention to stop killing the innocent people". Read More

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Bryce Harper Charges Mound, Fails Miserably On Helmet Throw

Despite the fact that Strickland has a ring and Harper does not, some players just have a hard time dealing with an opposing player who has their number out on the field. "I know!" and Ryan Zimmerman eventually escorting him off the field. Strickland is still caught up in the past (a past in which he became a World Series champion I might add), so if he can't even take the good that comes with the greatest achievement in the game, then my guess is that he's insufferable to be around when ... Read More

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