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OR gas prices climb as Labor Day approaches

Petroleum analyst Allison Mac with GasBuddy .com says the storm has affected 16 percent of the oil refining capacity in the US, including ExxonMobile, the nation's largest refinery. That holds true for Texas and the state's Gulf Coast, which may see the highest price increases given their dependence on the refineries forced to shut down, she said. [Full Article...]

Ways Google Maps Now Makes it Easier to Find Parking

Ways Google Maps Now Makes it Easier to Find Parking In January 2017, Google rolled out the Parking Difficulty feature to help users in parking their vehicle in hard areas. Google also announced that they will be adding this capability in the app to 25 cities outside of the USA - sometimes driving on the other side of the road is stressful enough! After launching their feature to make parking easier to find in the United States earlier th... [Full Article...]

Google launches preview of ARKit competitor; YouTube gets redesigned

Google launches preview of ARKit competitor; YouTube gets redesigned Google didn't give any indication as to when the ARcore platform would be available on a wider range of devices, and a disclaimer found on Google AR developer resource page gives us the impression that the platform is far from mature, which suggests that we may be waiting for a while. [Full Article...]

Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun

Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun Ann Cady Jenson of Geneseo came to the college for a look. Dubbed the "Great American Eclipse", the astronomical event was the first time totality has been observed from mainland American soil since 1979. Van Veenendaal said he traveled to Germany to see a solar eclipse when he was younger, but the sky was too cloudy to observe anything. "It's really cool", Meredith said. [Full Article...]

Amazon Might Launch An Updated Echo Soon

Amazon Might Launch An Updated Echo Soon The voice-activated assistant software, which mostly lives in Amazon's Echo speakers and the miniaturized Echo Dot , can be told to create groups for two or more Echo devices, linking together the devices in a certain room or area. One of the biggest streaming services for example, Spotify , does not now have support, Amazon does mention though that it will be coming soon alongside support... [Full Article...]

Soon, Uber to stop tracking riders after their trip ends

Soon, Uber to stop tracking riders after their trip ends In November , Uber updated its app and gave users two choices : They could share their location at all times or not at all. The change will ensure that users are only sharing their location data while the app is in use, and not after they've left the auto and gone to do whatever it is they need to do. [Full Article...]

All the details on today's YouTube redesign here — New YouTube Logo

All the details on today's YouTube redesign here — New YouTube Logo First and foremost, YouTube has a new logo and icon, as you can see above. The overall design is more flexible so it works better across different devices. Perhaps most notable is that you'll be able to control playback speed , just as you can on the desktop. " At a Glance " is a new type of post we're introducing on Beautiful Pixels. [Full Article...]

Paris Jackson Shares Sweet Tribute To Michael Jackson On His Birthday

Paris Jackson , who wants to become an actress and landed her first role in Gringo , expected in 2018, has caused a stir at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night in Inglewood California. But it's Paris's emotional and heartfelt caption alongside the picture that has everyone talking. Paris has opened up about her relationship with her father, who died in June 2009, multiple times in the pas... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Partners With Steam, Other Major Companies for Mixed Reality Devices

Microsoft Partners With Steam, Other Major Companies for Mixed Reality Devices Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer versions of Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets are shipping out in time for the holidays with headset / controller bundles starting at $399 and "new PC models" (whatever that means) starting at $499. Microsoft says PC partners will also launch two lines of PCs for different quality mixed-reality experiences. When plugged into these devices, our immersive heads... [Full Article...]

PlayStation VR Releasing New Bundle September 1

PlayStation VR Releasing New Bundle September 1 At this time the price drop only applies to North America, but we hope Europe gets the same treatment at some point. Sony is apparently about to make PlayStation VR a lot more attractive for you PlayStation 4 owners. "The PS VR games portfolio keeps growing, so visit this page to keep up with all the new releases". It's worth noting that on their own, the PS VR Worlds game regularly c... [Full Article...]

Volvo V60 Polestar given race-influenced upgrades

Volvo V60 Polestar given race-influenced upgrades Both cars have been given an aerodynamic exterior kit made from carbon fibre. A new front splitter, side sills and rear spoiler extension - the new carbon-fibre components credited with the extra downforce - have been developed by Polestar and Cyan Racing, employing data derived from contention in the World Touring Car Championship. [Full Article...]

Galaxy Note 8 has the best smartphone display, according to DisplayMate

Galaxy Note 8 has the best smartphone display, according to DisplayMate Yeah, many were confused at Samsung's decision to launch any type of Note so close to the Note 8 's release, but the fact that the launch was so limited makes the Note FE's existence look a little less baffling. Since these two devices are being operated by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor, it was claimed that this Qualcomm has a 27 percent performance advantage over the Snapdragon 8... [Full Article...]

Pink shares INSPIRATIONAL story about daughter as she accepts MTV award

Pink shares INSPIRATIONAL story about daughter as she accepts MTV award She told her daughter of how she had faced a similar fate yet still sold out arenas. While accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award , the rock star spoke told a story about her six-year-old Willow , who like her often dresses in a masculine style. [Full Article...]

NYPD's 36000 Windows Phones to be replaced with iPhones

NYPD's 36000 Windows Phones to be replaced with iPhones The NYPD is basically being forced to upgrade, since the phones it deployed-the Lumia 830 and the Lumia 640XL-both run Windows Phone 8.1, which Microsoft officially ceased supporting in July. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made it clear at the time the original decision was made that it was Tisch's responsibility. "She was in charge". "She drove the whole process", sources have allegedly said. [Full Article...]

Babylonians, not Greeks, may have been first to study trigonometry

Babylonians, not Greeks, may have been first to study trigonometry The clay tablet #Plimpton 322 was discovered in southern Iraq in the early 1900s. Its use of ratio-based trigonometry rather than trigonometry based on angles and circles makes it the world's most accurate trigonometric table, Dr Mansfield says. [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 to Offer Wireless Charging

IPhone 8 to Offer Wireless Charging The most expensive of the three iPhone models will be nearly $1,000, and will feature a bezel-less, curved OLED screen , will unlock using facial recognition , and will charge by magnetic induction instead of a plug, sources confirmed. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry To License Out its Custom ROM 'BlackBerry Secure' To Other Manufacturers

BlackBerry To License Out its Custom ROM 'BlackBerry Secure' To Other Manufacturers Canadian enterprise solutions provider BlackBerry is in talks with smartphone makers worldwide to license its version of Android. As we mentioned above, BlackBerry has always featured stock Android OS on its devices with just one third-party icon pack support that included BlackBerry Hub, which controlled notifications and security. [Full Article...]

France's Macron optimistic on European Union accord on 'posted workers'

France's Macron optimistic on European Union accord on 'posted workers' Western European countries have been concerned that this leads to labor dumping, because employers must only pay minimum wage in the host country, and because they can save additional costs by paying social insurance in the workers' home countries, allowing employers to hire workers for less where welfare costs are higher. [Full Article...]

SpaceX and Boeing have different takes on flight suits

SpaceX and Boeing have different takes on flight suits Musk said that the suits have already been tested in "double vacuum pressure", (a spacesuit must maintain Earth-like pressure in the astronauts body, despite the lack of atmospheric pressure in the vacuum of space), although these suits are likely not meant to be worn outside the spacecraft. [Full Article...]

SpaceX's latest launch was less exciting, and that's OK

SpaceX's latest launch was less exciting, and that's OK The satellite, which was built by Taiwan's National Space Organization , will study Earth for at least five years, from a sun-synchronous orbit 447 miles (720 kilometers) above the ground. SpaceX has recovered nine boosters thus far in 2017, including the one used for today's FORMOSAT-5 mission. The other six rocket landings have occurred at " Landing Zone 1 ", a SpaceX facility at Cape Canaveral... [Full Article...]


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