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Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever

Scorcher! 2017 Ranked Among Three Hottest Years Ever During 2017, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.51 degrees above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA. Last year was among the three warmest years since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to reports published Thursday by two USA government agencies. [Full Article...]

Ford commits $11bn to cleaning up cars by 2022

Ford commits $11bn to cleaning up cars by 2022 Ford originally said that roughly $4.5 billion would be spent in the future on developing electric vehicles (EVs) and eco-friendly models which are not wholly reliant on fossil fuels - and this investment would have included the development of EV architectures. [Full Article...]

Ford Motor Company reveal at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Ford Motor Company reveal at 2018 Detroit Auto Show Ford has said production will begin later this year and that it will come equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, 10-speed auto transmission and high-strength steel frame backbone, and available in 2WD or 4WD. This system can be changed on the fly, so there's no need to stop the action to adjust to the terrain. As on the Raptor, each mode will optimize the throttle mapping, transmission shift... [Full Article...]

ULA scrubs Wednesday's spy satellite launch

ULA scrubs Wednesday's spy satellite launch The original launch date was Wednesday , but was pushed back until Thursday due to weather. Because of the secretive nature of the mission, not much is known about the NROL-47 payload. "The forecast shows a 90% chance of favourable weather conditions for launch". With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch servic... [Full Article...]

Facebook announces changes to News Feed to ensure users' time is well-spent

Facebook announces changes to News Feed to ensure users' time is well-spent That means posts like a friend asking for advice, recommendations for a trip or an article that prompts interaction, according to a post by Facebook's head of news feed, Adam Mosseri . That score determines where it places the post in your News Feed, and how far down you have to scroll to see it. "No matter how well we do on Facebook and how great our videos are, making high-quality videos ... [Full Article...]

New Switch ports and video games announced in Nintendo Direct

New Switch ports and video games announced in Nintendo Direct The new DLC for "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle " adds Donkey Kong as a playable character. No date for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has been set aside from a spring release window. EA's Fe was also on display as was previously rumored. The game adds a new story mode where you can fight bosses. Indie platformer Celeste features pixelated graphics and an assist mode that lets ... [Full Article...]

Bandai Namco announces Dark Souls: Remastered for all major platforms

Announced at this afternoon's Nintendo Direct Mini , Dark Souls : Remastered aims to let players "experience the rich world of Dark Souls in upscaled 4K resolution with 60FPS", so says the game's publisher in a statement. In fact, FromSoft has done just that, and you'll be able to die again and again on your current generation platform of choice, including Nintendo Switch , starting Ma... [Full Article...]

Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League

Overwatch Gets New Skins Today; Marks The Start of A New League Fifty percent of the revenue from the sale of Overwatch League team skins, like other team merchandise, will go into a "net shared revenue pool" for all twelve Overwatch League teams. The tab will also include the new Overwatch League skins. More details about insider content and additional rewards for the biggest fans, as well as Cheering with Overwatch League Cheermotes , will be ... [Full Article...]

Razer's New Laptop Uses Their Upcoming Phone To Power It

Razer's New Laptop Uses Their Upcoming Phone To Power It We've seen many previous attempts at this kind of phones-powering-computers tech of course, but Project Linda stands out in terms of both its unique control system, and in giving off the impression that it actually might work. Finally, Project Linda improves Android gaming and productivity. Razer typically puts its wacky concepts on display at CES 2018 , and this year is no different. [Full Article...]

Nvidia's massive 65-inch gaming displays put you right in the action

Nvidia's massive 65-inch gaming displays put you right in the action We are also unsure if it will make its way to our shores but if it does, its going to be one glorious screen too game on! The Asus panel also comes with Nvidia G-Sync technology, so any stutters that occur at the high-end 4K 120 fps frame rate can be smoothed out by working closely with a compatible Nvidia graphics card on the other end. [Full Article...]

Google is combining its payments ecosystem into one service called Google Pay

Google is combining its payments ecosystem into one service called Google Pay If you're a developer looking to support Google Pay on your website, check out to Google's payment FAQ site or the support pages from Google's payment processing partners. If you use Google's products, there's a good chance the company already has a copy your credit card details stored somewhere - in your Chrome browser's autofill settings, gathering dust in a Google Wallet, or inside Android ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX to launch Zuma spacecraft, most secretive mission to date

SpaceX to launch Zuma spacecraft, most secretive mission to date SpaceX is scheduled to launch an undisclosed national security payload on Sunday night. So it's certainly not unlikely that it's designed for military or intelligence purposes; per USA Today , amateur satellite watchers have speculated Zuma is related to earlier launches of spacecraft that appeared to be surveilling other spaceborne objects. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Gets One More Beta, Details First DLC Monster

Monster Hunter World Gets One More Beta, Details First DLC Monster In addition to the Great Jagras, Anjanath and Barroth quests in the previous betas, the new beta has a quest featuring "flagship monster" Nergigante. Getting back to the Elder Dragons , we can see that Kushala Daora and Teostra from Monster Hunter 2 have returned, and they've brought a new Elder Dragon with them. [Full Article...]

Apple buys app development service Buddybuild

Buddybuild revealed the deal on its official site and indicated that as a direct result of the buyout initiated by Apple , there will be key changes to expect. The robust performance of the App Store bodes well for Apple's Services business. Apps generated $17 billion in Q3. Buddybuild was founded in 2015 by former Amazon employees Dennis Pilarinos and Christopher Stott. [Full Article...]

S.Korea welcomes Kim's offer for dialogue

S.Korea welcomes Kim's offer for dialogue The North was subsequently hit with toughened United Nations sanctions , and Kim and President Donald Trump exchanged warlike rhetoric and crude personal insults against each other. Moon proposed Red Cross and military talks a year ago, but Pyongyang did not respond. "We offered military talks in July and our offer still stands". [Full Article...]

"LG Set To Reveal 88" 8K OLED TV At CES 2018

LG Display announced, on January 1, the world's first 88-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel with 8K picture quality four times brighter than ultra-high definition (UHD) display panels now available. So expect nothing less than that for a TV with double the resolution. The image quality of the jewellery displayed on the demo LG OLED TV model is the crispiest and clearest it c... [Full Article...]

John Fox not likely to return to Chicago Bears after season

John Fox not likely to return to Chicago Bears after season Newman, 39, has been in the National Football League long enough to see a shift in the importance of securing one of the top two seeds in a conference, which ensures a bye week and home field in the divisional round. "We ended on a good note", Vikings defensive tackle Joseph Linval said. The 15-year veteran cornerback doesn't want his message to overshadow what would be a 13-3 regular season, ... [Full Article...]

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday morning

Winter Weather Advisory in effect Friday afternoon through Saturday morning Areas impacted most will be: Butte, Georgetown Lake, Garrison to Avon, MacDonald Pass and Homestake Pass. The National Weather Service is forecasting between two and three inches of snowfall in central Ohio. The Winter Storm Warning for Muskegon, Oceana and Mason Counties will expire at noon. Be prepared for slick road conditions through the evening hours and reduced visibilities at times. [Full Article...]

Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits

Tim Cook gets a pay raise amid better iPhone profits The Apple CEO now has to fly private, even for personal travel on orders of Apple's board of director. In all, Cook in 2017 made at Apple $12,825,065, which included a contribution of $16,200 to Cooks retirement account by the company. [Full Article...]

Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) are now official and these two new mid-range flagship phones feature the Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and dual front cameras . On the back, the Galaxy A8 2018 series continues with a single camera , and this one is 16MP with f/1.7 aperture. The camera also features video digital image stabilization and also has a hyperlapse featur... [Full Article...]


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