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Solar eclipse less than month away

Solar eclipse less than month away

In the Chippewa Valley, there will be a partial eclipse, where the movement of the moon blocks most of the sun. "The U.S. only covers 2% of the globe, so we get very few eclipses", Matthew Penn, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, told CBS News . Read More

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Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever

Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever

The result beat expectations. "We think more than KRW 15 trillion (in third-quarter profit) is more than possible", said analyst Greg Roh at HMC Investment & Securities. Samsung Electronics said it expected the memory chip boom to continue in the current quarter. Operating profit at the division fell to KRW 4.06 trillion from KRW 4.32 trillion a year ago. Read More

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MLB Home Run Derby 2017 free livestream

MLB Home Run Derby 2017 free livestream

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are now listed as co-favorites to win, as each is listed with +200 odds. Judge will open the derby by taking on Miami's Justin Bour . The rookie is set to face Charlie Blackmon of Colorado in the opening round of the derby. The No. 1 overall seed is +200 and set a Derby record with 61 bombs a year ago in San Diego. Read More

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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 specifications leaks

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 specifications leaks

The XL will also feature a model with 128GB of storage, although other variations are expected. Otherwise, a single camera , 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 and smaller bezels are also set for the larger handset, the source says. Coming out past year, Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones were the company's first stab at pulling off a proper first-party device, designed and built by the company from scratch. Read More

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Eid Al Fitr 2017 moon sighting in Canada today

Further south, Lakemba has proven once again to be a popular destination for Muslims to gather to break the fast together. Muslims are very much joyful to celebrate Ramadan 2017 , but everyone is in a dilemma When is Eid 2017? "I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year's Eid-el-Fitri celebrations". Read More

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YouTube sees 1.5 bln logged in viewers per month

YouTube sees 1.5 bln logged in viewers per month

In addition, YouTube is introducing a new VR-ready video format they hope to bring to the masses. This VR180 is less complicated than 360-degree videos so it will be easier to capture and make in the near future. The new format is aimed at making it easier and cheaper for YouTube creators to shoot VR video. These cameras will come with two lenses, and will be about the size of a regular point-and-shoot camera. Read More

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Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to study

Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to study

A tourist cools down at a fountain on a hot summer day in downtown Rome. The study also found that the greatest risk to human life from deadly heat was projected for tropical areas. Warmer than that is termed as fever and as the temperature of the surroundings rise the body starts to sweat to cool off. Now, about 30 percent of people worldwide are exposed to lethal heatwaves each year, the investigators said. Read More

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Heads up...eyeing two systems in the tropics

It appears to have weakened, with limited storms appearing on satellite, and its chances of development are 50 percent over the next five days. If the Yucatan system becomes a tropical cyclone , it would be named Cindy. But that's only one qualification for a tropical depression or storm. The disturbance is forecast to keep heading west or west-northwest at 15 to 20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic region over the next few days, according to weather authorities. Read More

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South Africa : West coast storm kills 8, causes chaos

South Africa : West coast storm kills 8, causes chaos

Waves of foam and seawater crash into Three Anchor Bay in Cape Town on June 7, 2017 , as an intense storm hits South Africa's west coast. The severe weather, dubbed " the cape storm " and thought to be one of the worst for 30 years, has left dozens of people in shantytowns around Cape Town homeless - as well as forcing schools and universities to close. Read More

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Google Is Building a New Virtual Reality Headset

However, those users who don't want to insert a device in a Daydream VR headset, or connect a headset to a PC to experience VR, will be able to buy standalone VR headsets. Meanwhile, Google has been steadily building up its collection of tools for creating VR content. While major details about the headset are unclear, the announcement ties together a lot of Google's recent VR acquisitions and makes the company a more notable player in the VR space. Read More

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Apple Fixes Dozens Of Serious MacOS, iOS Flaws

Coincidentally, Apple today released updates for all its operating systems, from mobile and desktop, to TV and watch (it was a coincidence, wasn't it?). Before installing any of the updates, complete a backup of your devices, just in case you need to revert back if you find you have a problem with the updated software. Read More

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