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

Oskar Fischinger: Google Doodle honours German artist and his incredible musical animations Oskar Fischinger created special effects for Fritz Lang's 1929 "Woman In The Moon ", one of the first sci-fi rocket movies ever produced. Once you click the yellow play button on the second "o" of the doodle , Google will lead you to a page where you can visually compose music by selecting dots on an 11×16 grid. [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

While these takes are all absurd, it's also worth noting that the only "evidence" that North Korea presented against Warmbier is a grainy video featuring a figure in a black sweatshirt. Justin Weber said Tuesday morning that a news conference is expected later to provide details. Warmbier's parents haven't cited a cause of death, but "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea . [Full Article...]

Celtics hoping to trade for Jimmy Butler, sign Gordon Hayward

Celtics hoping to trade for Jimmy Butler, sign Gordon Hayward Cleveland has been working through Monday in an effort to secure Butler's services, as multiple teams around the league have made him a person of interest, especially heading into the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday night. [Full Article...]

4K Forza Motorsport 7 On Xbox One X Performance And Analysis

Notably, existing Xbox One accessories and games will work with the Xbox One X . The new console will implement a feature called "super sampling" to make new games look better on 1080p HDTV sets. "You've got a person who really wants a premium experience", Spencer went on to explain. "You ask who is that person today?" Some people already have a 4KTV and are willing to cash in for any conso... [Full Article...]

Nasa telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

Although the Kepler mission has yet to fulfill one of its goals, which is determining the fraction of sun-like stars hosting Earth-like planets in our galaxy, these data will help astronomers determine that number in the next few years, the researchers said. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

The London fire, which claimed at least 17 lives , forced the cancellation of the City of London's Mansion House dinner, where May's finance minister, Philip Hammond , had the chance to revive calls for a more business-friendly exit from the EU. [Full Article...]

Walmart is buying Bonobos for $310 million

Walmart is already encouraging customers to order online and then pick up in-store for a discount. Bonobos started online but like many similar startups, has also opened some showrooms. "And at the same time these acquisitions do allow us to reach essentially new customers that may have not shopped within our ecosystem in the past". "So with so many customers shopping you're looking to ... [Full Article...]

Google hires Apple chip architect: are custom chips coming to Pixel phones?

It's not completely shocking that Google would go this route: there were rumblings in 2016 about Pixel phones eventually adopting custom processors. Moreover, 15 Apple patents, many of them chip-related, list Gulati as one of their inventors. If Variety is accurate, Google is betting either on the Pixel line's continued growth or is willing to take the likely financial hit that comes wit... [Full Article...]

Why Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Climate Accord Hurts American Influence

McKenna, the planned American withdrawal from the 2015 worldwide agreement to combat global warming was widely scorned. The momentum of climate change efforts and the affordability of cleaner fuels will keep the United States moving toward its goals of cutting emissions despite the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris global accord, business and government leaders in a growing a... [Full Article...]

Apple to launch powerful iMac Pro in December

The sleek all-in-one gray chassis holds a stunning 27-inch Retina 5K display , and for graphics there's a Radeon Pro Vega 56 (with 8GB memory ) on the inside. One of the most impressive reveals what that of the new and refreshed iPad Pro running on the upcoming iOS 11 . In addition, Apple Inc . The iMac Pro was designed with power users in mind. [Full Article...]

Whoa: Apple made a computer you can actually upgrade

Till now, if you talk about upgrading a Mac, it was obvious that all would be done by the Apple folks themselves and that too only before you purchase the Mac. While technology is improving with every passing day and devices like the Surface Pro are doing exceedingly well, they have specifically been created as computers that function as 2-in-1 devices, and not as tablets which are gradually use... [Full Article...]

Full Strawberry Moon rises Thursday evening

Full Strawberry Moon rises Thursday evening Slooh webcast host Gerard Monteux will be joined tonight by three guests who will discuss the "unique characteristics of the June Full Moon , the ways the Moon affects life on Earth, and the connection between the Moon, water, and human spirituality", according to a statement from Slooh . [Full Article...]

MMA fighter 'War Machine' sentenced to life in prison over assaults

MMA fighter 'War Machine' sentenced to life in prison over assaults Mack, whose real name is Christine Mackinday , spoke at Monday's sentencing hearing and told the court that she was afraid Koppenhaver, if he did not get a lengthy term, would kill her when he got out of jail. Defense attorney Jay Leiderman focused on Koppenhaver's childhood, saying the former fighter had witnessed his mother get repeatedly abused by his stepfather. [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils an Amazon Echo Competitor

The HomePod, Apple's smart speaker will not only be able to stream music, but will have Siri built in and be able to control smart home devices through HomeKit . Apple said it had updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel's most recent "Kaby Lake" processors. From initial images it appears the HomePod will be available in white or dark grey. [Full Article...]

Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker

Apple aims to 'reinvent home music' with HomePod smart speaker McIlwain said he expects Apple to add new categories at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, but not almost enough to match Alexa's number of skills. A Translate service is also being beta tested on the smart assistant, with voice translations offered from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, with more languages expected in the future. [Full Article...]

Focus remains on Lions as Gatland asks his men to "lay down"

Focus remains on Lions as Gatland asks his men to Ireland captain Best will start at hooker with Henderson starting at number five. "We've got footage available to us of all the players picked in the squad, but it's hard to know what we'll come up against". "This Lions forward pack will have to front up - and not just front up in scrummages and mauls and the lineout, they've got to out-energise them and out-work them". [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year May 31, 2017 . The PSP is named after Eugene Parker , the now 89 year old scientist who first discovered the solar wind back in the 1950s. It's the first time NASA has named one of its missions after a scientist who is still alive. [Full Article...]

Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House

Back-channel communications are nothing new for White House Jason Greenblatt, the White House adviser on worldwide negotiations, told the Times that Kushner has helped shape policy options on the topic of the Middle East. Kelly said he did not know if the reports were true, but added he supports attempts to foster communication with Russian Federation. From left to right, president-elect Richard Nixon, Averill Harriman and Henry A. [Full Article...]

Studio Ghibli to Build TOTORO Park in Japan

Studio Ghibli to Build TOTORO Park in Japan Not long ago, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki made a stunning announcement in Nagoya with governor Hideaki Omura . Studio Ghibli is teaming up with Aichi Prefecture to create a My Neighbor Totoro-themed installation entitled " Ghibli Park " that is aims to be open to the public in 2020. [Full Article...]

Is Apple Launching a New MacBook Pro?

There are a few sure fire ways to tell if Apple has plans for new products to be launched. The 13-inch MacBook Pro notably isn't facing any such delays in delivery. This is exactly what is happening right now with the MacBook Pro notebooks. Not all MacBooks have the extended free shipping date. Apple shaves half a pound of each of the models, shrinks the overall; size by 20 to 23% and mak... [Full Article...]

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