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Microsoft Brings Azure Cloud to France

The French data centers will host Dynamics 365, Microsoft's new ERP and CRM offering , in addition to Azure and Office 365. At the same time, shareholders have been more optimistic about the company's plans to build business in cloud services ...

Only once in a 'black moon' will you see this

It's the opposite of a " blue moon ", which is a second full moon in one month. According to CBS this type of lunar event occurs about once every 32 months, or just a little over every two-and-a-half years. Then there is the rare blue moon , whi...

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant has hairline knee fracture

He did not practice Wednesday, but Garrett said he worked out and "we're hopeful that he'll be able to play". "Other players who've missed a week or more than that", he added. Clearly, the Cowboys have learned their lesson on rushing injured supe...

New Roku device lineup includes most wallet-friendly version yet

The new lineup should contain something for just about everyone, including those on a budget. While the Express supports 1080 HD streaming, the $39.99 Express + is actually more expensive because it supports older TVs with a Red/White/Yellow conn...

Charlotte, Tulsa police shootings 'tragic'

POLICE have used tear gas to disperse protesters after officers were injured and a major road was shut down during an overnight demonstration over the latest fatal shooting of a black man by United States police. The Charlotte Observer reported ...

Air Force base wildfire postpones hi-res satellite launch

Sunday, it had grown to 500 acres, and by early afternoon it exceeded 1,200 acres. A brush fire broke out Saturday at the southern end of Vandenberg Air Force Base. The WorldView satellites are some of the most powerful commercial Earth-imaging sat...

Elon Musk says Tesla will update Autopilot on 21 September

Tesla and its former business partner MobilEye have traded more angry remarks over the safety of the electric vehicle's Autopilot system. The system Tesla rolled out in the fall allows drivers to remove their hands from the wheel while the auto takes...

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest level on record

September is the month when Arctic ice reaches its lowest "extent" of the year, toward the end of the Northern Hemisphere's summer. As global average temperatures have reached new highs through 2015 and 2016 - including an ongoing streak of 15 c...

863000 homes suffer blackouts as Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan

Meranti brought violent winds and torrential rain to eastern and southern Taiwan as it skirted past the island's southern tip, with Hengchun's observation station recording the strongest winds in its 120-year history according to Taiwan's Central ...

Amazon and Pandora planning to launch new music streaming services

Today's deals suggest that Pandora is on course with its plans to launch its multi-tiered on-demand offering this year in the USA before rolling it out globally in 2017. Note that Amazon now has an unlimited on-demand music streaming service, but it ...

Patriots TE Gronkowski to miss opener against Cardinals

Courtney Fallon of NFL Network is reporting that Gronkowski is "not expected" to play Sunday. For me, I just kind of take that same approach with Rob - two guys, two bros pushing each other to get better. GoLocal teams with Graphiq for more on Gro...

Free Apple iPhone 7 from T-Mobile starting Friday

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 7, which has no traditional headphone jack as well as a dual camera on the Plus model. Apple recently bought a Carpool Karaoke TV series exclusively for Apple Music that will debut next year. The 2-minute-lo...

Syrian opposition hopes Russia-US deal will aid civilians

Hezbollah has sent thousands of fighters to Syria to back President Bashar Assad's forces. "I think in the meantime if we can get humanitarian aid to some of these places that are suffering, I mean that's a win, but at the end of the day, Syria wil...

Pence Backs Up Trump: Putin Is A 'Stronger Leader' Than Obama

Some of those Republicans will join Clinton Friday for what she dubbed a "working session" on the threat of terrorism. Overall, Clinton and her allies are trying to make the election a referendum on Trump . Separately, Donald Trump also spoke ki...

Pence says he believes Obama born in US

It was nothing but cheers for every Donald Trump reference and jeers for each Hillary Clinton mention. Trump said at the time. Ryan called Pence "a great friend and a true conservative" and said Pence has "added tremendous value" to Trump's campaign....

Samsung trips on quality control in rush to pip Apple

The company had been working through the problem with its vendors to identify the "tiny problem in the manufacturing process" that made the phones catch fire while charging. At least 35 cases have been reported where the defective battery cells in th...

Oshawa GM workers brace for 'the fight of our lives'

The Detroit Three produced 1.3 million vehicles, 1.1 million engines and added C$5.8 billion ($4.5 billion) to Canada's GDP in 2015, according to Unifor . "I could stand to lose my job". "There is some type of recognition that GM should maintain a...

Oops: Jill Stein flies to the wrong city for her rally

Jill Stein at a Capital University event in Bexly, Ohio. Patzer said several dozen people had come to Schaaf Lawn on the university campus, but it was unclear how many would stick around to hear Stein speak. Bob Fitrakis grabs some free pizza while...

Hawaiian islands brace for possible Hurricane Lester impact

Some business managers in the north shore town of Paia say they haven't done anything to prepare. The eastern part of the state could be hit with heavy rains and tropical storm or hurricane-force winds starting Friday night, Morrison said. Hermine la...

Reliance Jio files tariff plans with Trai, rolls out free welcome offer

Ambani said that Reliance Jio will offer true 4G smartphones for as low as Rs. 2,999 and the company slashed the price of its popular LYF-powered hotspot device, JioFi, to an attractive Rs. But even after cutting some of their data tariffs by more ...

Sony Xperia Product Images Leaked Before Launch

It was widely expected at IFA that Sony would announce a new handset as part of its Xperia family, and that's precisely what it did, announcing the high-end Xperia XZ handset. The Xperia XZ will burn a 600 pounds hole in your pocket, which roughl...

Tropical System Headed for South Florida

The NHC says the storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday were near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) with a turn toward the west-northwest and a decrease in forward speed expected on Saturday . Heavy rains with a potential for flash floods and mud slides...

Police arrest boy over attempted bomb attack on Medan church

Chief detective Nur Fallah said: "Somebody tried to kill the priest by pretending to attend the church service and at that time tried to explode something, like a firecracker , but the firecracker didn't explode, it only fumed". An eyewitness, Mar...

Duffer brothers talk inspiration for Stranger Things season 2

In an interview with IGN , the Duffer Brothers revealed that the next season will be weirder and darker, and that it likely won't be the last season of the series. Matt Duffer singled out Temple of Doom in particular. Not saying that we want to...

IPhone 7 Release Date Announced? 5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding Apple's Newest Generation

With just a few weeks to go until Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 7, rumours are coming in thick and fast. There have been some suggestions that the iPhone 7 generation will feature a curved screen, following the inordinate success of th...

SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down, bringing mice and more from space station

The SpaceX team has successfully recovered its Dragon capsule which was sent back to Earth by the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, who joined the space station crew in July, along with Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi, rele...

Fiat 124 Finally Takes Aims At Mazda MX-5 RF

A coupe version of Fiat's 124 is a somewhat similar idea to Mazda's upcoming MX-5 RF, a new retractable hard-top version of the sports vehicle. So far there is no official word on when we might see the Fiat 124 Coupe, but a version could be shown a...

Android 7.0 Nougat starts rolling out on recent Nexus devices

In case you haven't heard the news, Android 7.0 Nougat released yesterday. Perhaps in a move to endorse the manufacturing of more finger printer readers, Google has removed the passcode reset capability in Android Nougat. It delivers new features and...

Microbeads 'Should Be Banned', MPs Urge Cosmetic Companies To Cease Using Product

The US banned microbeads in personal care products earlier this year, and British MPs have issued fresh calls for them to be banned not only in the United Kingdom but worldwide. Up to 219,000 tonnes of microplastics enter the marine environment...

Fish urine key to coral reef ecosystems, study says

Study researcher Jacob Allgeier , from the University of Washington's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences , noted the importance of animals in coral reefs, as they help move the nutrients around. Fish pee. OK, I suppose I kind of knew that, b...

Alaskan town votes to relocate as climate change submerges island

Relocating will cost an estimated $180 million collectively, which is the more expensive option compared to staying, which will cost about $110 million, the Guardian reported. While relocating is a solution, says the report, numerous towns will n...

Suu Kyi to discuss frozen dam project on landmark China trip

Aung San Suu Kyi is the first Myanmar leader to visit China since the Southeast Asian nation's new government was formed in late March. Finding a solution to the $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project will be important for Suu Kyi who needs China's coop...

China approves new Stock Connect

Foreigners have used about half their 300 billion yuan (USD45 billion) quota for buying Shanghai shares since the program began. "The roll-out of the Shenzhen-HK Stock Connect after the one between Shanghai and Hong Kong marks another concrete st...

West Bank youth killed in clash with Israeli troops-Palestinians

The soldiers also fired many gas bombs and launched a surveillance drone over the camp, after declaring it a "closed military zone", and occupied the rooftops of several homes to use them as firing posts and military towers. The occupied territories ...

Tech Stocks To Look Out For: Match Group (MTCH), Twilio (TWLO)

In a conference call, Twilio reported growth across all of its product lines, helped no doubt by the launch of its new Sync application programming interface (API). Shares of Twilio Inc (NYSE: TWLO) are trading a slightly higher following the compa...

Millions of VW Cars at Risk of Unlocking Hack

Millions of Volkswagens built over the past 20 years can be broken into with a hack that exploits the cars' remote control key systems, security researchers have found. The hackers can distantly affect the keyless entry systems of an estimated almost...

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Entire 'Solar Roof'

Bookings raised 40% in the second quarter over the first quarter. SolarCity - the PV manufacturer and installer headed up by Musk's cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive, and of which Musk is chairman and the largest shareholder - recently agreed to Tesl...

Alabama gives Maurice Smith his full release

While Smith now can contact any school in the SEC regarding a move, the status of a transfer within the league now must be approved by the SEC office. The Georgia secondary returns plenty of experience across the board, but Smith could still slot i...

Facebook Copies Snapchat s Stories Feature For Instagram Report

Go update your Instagram app right now to check out the new feature that was just rolled out - Instagram Stories! Instagram needed to step it up. Of course, users can draw on top of clips or photos, as well as add stickers to make yourself ...

A look at the third round of the British Open

He said Friday that having already won the Claret Jug in 2013 relieves much of the pressure that otherwise would come with being in the lead at the British Open. Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark reached 8 under par until a double bogey from thick grass on t...

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Brits Are Upset With The Prime Minister's Response To The London Fire

Eoghan Murphy's call came in response to the fire at London's Grenfell Tower earlier this week in which 30 people have been confirmed dead (the death toll is expected to rise s...

Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

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USA urged to act upon its own human rights

Later Wednesday, Haley met with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah, her office said in a statement . Her visit follows a speech delivered Tuesday before t...

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

The proposal in its current form is unlikely to be approved by lawmakers as they craft their own tax and spending plans, but the document sets out Trump's budget prioritie...

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China's Xi says wants to appropriately handle disputes with South Korea

Katherine Moon is a Korea expert with the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington , D.C. She said a policy of engagement might help North ...

Snapchat update adds 'limitless snaps' and new creative tools

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Syria Fighting Eases As Russian Deal Takes Effect

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Sindhu's downfall ends India's challenge at Badminton Asia Championships

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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

Last Friday, Cassini made its 127th and final close approach to Titan. The spacecraft won't send word that it's okay until later today, and NASA won't get that message until 3A...

Call of Duty WWII to be officially unveiled on April 26th

Call of Duty WWII to be officially unveiled on April 26th

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic loca...

Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

Wax worm may answer problem of plastic waste

The promising discovery centres on the wax worm - the name for the caterpillar larva of Galleria mellonella , or greater wax moth . They had made short work of the plastic ...

Russian Federation denies think tank plotted to sway U.S. presidential election

The four former and three current United States officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity refused to comment how the U.S. acquired the documents, shortly after t...

Pakistan court: Insufficient evidence to remove Sharif

Pakistan court: Insufficient evidence to remove Sharif

The court panel was split, with two judges recommending that Sharif should step down and three backing instead a further investigation. At the centre of the issue was the legitimac...