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When Does Ramadan 2017 End? What is Eid al-Fitr?
- June 25, 2017

Every year thousands of Bangla speaking Muslims in Bangladesh and other parts of the world eagerly wait to listen to the song played on radio and television after the sighting of the new moon of the Islamic month of Shawal at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan . (more...)
Whole Foods CEO literally 'dreamed' about Amazon merger
- June 22, 2017

And Whole Foods shares climbed 29 percent to $42.68 Friday - more than the $42 deal price - indicating investors expect another bidder may emerge. Amazon hopes that the move will help differentiate Whole Foods from other grocers. "It's too early to talk about how benefits and compensation may synch up", Mackey said of the topic, after jesting that Whole Foods employees will get free Amazon devices on merger day. (more...)
Nasa discovers 10 new 'rocky' planets like Earth
- June 20, 2017

The 10 new exoplanets adds to the 49 nearly Earth-like exoplanets in habitable zones detected by Kepler , more than 30 of which have been verified. Due to their potential for hosting life, the 10 Earth-size planets are the most glamorous of the newly announced planets from Kepler. (more...)
Tropical storm warning issued for Barbados
- June 20, 2017

Thunderstorm activity associated with the disturbance continues to show signs of organization, and additional development is likely during the next day or so. The First Alert Forecast Team continues to track two areas of interest in the Atlantic; Invest 92-L and 93-L. A tropical storm watch was issued for Aruba and Bonaire. (more...)
Twitter account of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera 'suspended'
- June 19, 2017

The news comes as the Gulf faces the biggest diplomatic crisis in recent years, with regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia and some of its allies suspending ties with gas-rich Qatar over accusations the emirate bankrolled Islamist extremists and had ties to rival Iran . (more...)
'One of those days' as McIlroy finds trouble in Erin Hills rough
- June 17, 2017

The Englishman has roared back to life with four straight birdies and is back to being one shot off the lead. Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. (more...)
Death Toll In Cape Storms, Fire Rises Death Toll In Cape Storms, Fire Rises
- June 09, 2017

Eight people have been killed, three of them in the Knysna area, as the worst storm to hit Cape Town in three decades made landfall late on Tuesday before hurtling eastwards along what is known as South Africa's "Garden Route". The British consul-general in Cape Town, Edward Roman, said a team had been sent to the area to "monitor the situation" and to provide assistance to British nationals who live in the area. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 08, 2017

Apple introduces HomePod during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. Apple's intelligent assistant Siri is getting a software upgrade - but whether that also includes new hardware to match remains to be seen. HomePod , Apple Music and Siri deliver the best music experience in the home that streams ad-free directly to HomePod . Its smart home platform, HomeKit , has received regular updates over the past few years, from support for new types of products to a ... (more...)
Manchester United, City extend condolences after concert attack
- May 24, 2017

The explosion, which took place at 10:35 p.m. local time in the foyer of the United Kingdom concert arena immediately after Grande's concert, killed at least 19 people and injured 50 more. "I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this awful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured", the 91-year-old monarch said. (more...)
Qualcomm: Apple is pressuring contractors in patent dispute Qualcomm: Apple is pressuring contractors in patent dispute
- May 18, 2017

Our report covers Qualcomm's press release and a Scribd document of the actual court filing against Apple's iPhone suppliers . Qualcomm argued that the manufacturers acknowledge they have a contractual obligation to pay royalties to the chip makers, but they need to follow Apple's orders against paying. (more...)
Google Announces Standalone VR Headsets From HTC and Lenovo
- May 18, 2017

What's more, these headsets will come with new WorldSense positional tracking, which lets the headset track your movements in space. Microsoft has touted inside-out tracking in its HoloLens and other third-party Windows VR headsets as a key differentiator from the competition. (more...)
Teenage Daredevils Who Climbed Golden Gate Bridge Prompt Security Evaluations Teenage Daredevils Who Climbed Golden Gate Bridge Prompt Security Evaluations
- May 18, 2017

Despite climbing the bridge - and trespassing near it - being completely illegal, Teatime still called his climb a "must-do". The actions of these individuals did not harm the structure, nor could they have harmed the structure. "In many areas where you could hurt the bridge, we have different types of sensors that trigger an alarm, there is an audible and then that camera pops up on the big screen". (more...)
Netflix Blocking Rooted Android Devices Netflix Blocking Rooted Android Devices
- May 17, 2017

This latest update is created to fight against piracy. While Netflix confirms of blocking devices, the objective of that action is still not clear. Power users own the majority of rooted devices. That's not to say the app has stopped working entirely on rooted users' devices. Rooting refers to unlocking access to a larger portion of the Android operating system. (more...)
Phantom Dust remaster released for free on PC and Xbox One Phantom Dust remaster released for free on PC and Xbox One
- May 17, 2017

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg made the announcement on Twitter . It's also a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, which means that your Xbox One progress will carry over to the PC version and vice versa. Phantom Dust has been through some struggles. It's not all bad though, as Microsoft took a note from Sony's similar PlayStation Plus offering and now gives out free games each month to members. (more...)
Instagram Launches Snapchat-like Filters Instagram Launches Snapchat-like Filters
- May 17, 2017

You can then send it to your best friends through Instagram Direct or add it to your story. Over the passage of time, Instagram has seen mammoth growth. Instagram is back at it again, ripping Snapchat off feature by feature. They will work on photos and videos through either the front-facing or rear-facing camera. (more...)
Olympian McKayla Maroney Not Hacked After Sexy Instagram Video Olympian McKayla Maroney Not Hacked After Sexy Instagram Video
- May 17, 2017

An image of McKayla has gone viral before when she was photographed with an epic smirk while she received a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She later wrote in another tweet, "not everyone's gona like u, but if u stay true to yourself they might just respect you". "Makeup and a camera can really make you look like a different person", she said about not surgically enhancing her face. (more...)
Moto Unveils New C and C Plus Budget Smartphones Starting at $97 Moto Unveils New C and C Plus Budget Smartphones Starting at $97
- May 16, 2017

The first interesting piece of information for most was the change in naming convention as the year is being dropped and Motorola is adding the number 4 after the X to form Moto 4X for the name. According to this member, the Moto X will also feature a 5.5-inch display , Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor , 4GB of RAM , 64GB of internal storage , 3,800 mAh battery , laser autofocus camera and a fingerprint sensor on its front side. (more...)
Miss USA pageant kicks off in Las Vegas Miss USA pageant kicks off in Las Vegas
- May 15, 2017

Fifty-one women are vying for the title of Miss USA in a decades-old event that features beauties from each state and the nation's capital outfitted in dazzling dresses and swimsuits. Verg and the women representing Florida, North Dakota, Hawaii and CT described the challenges and opportunities they faced as immigrants. Her second question asked her to define feminism and if she considers herself a feminist. (more...)
NASA drops idea of putting humans on first flight of new rocket NASA drops idea of putting humans on first flight of new rocket
- May 13, 2017

Friday afternoon's announcement was held because NASA had just wrapped up a study looking into how feasible it might be to turn EM-1 from an uncrewed mission to a crewed one. It is scheduled for 2021, but will nearly certainly be later because of all the delays with the first flight. "With space, it takes a lot of time to do stuff because space is actively trying to kill you, every second, and there's never enough budget", Dreier said. (more...)
US Spacewalkers Overcome Glitch On 200th Station Outing US Spacewalkers Overcome Glitch On 200th Station Outing
- May 13, 2017

As a result, NASA chose to trim the spacewalk down to four hours, which left time for just one task, said mission commentator Rob Navias. The highest-priority tasks for the spacewalk, which had been slated to last 6 ½ hours, are to replace a 200-pound electronics box that routes commands and data to experiments, and to install equipment to troubleshoot a cooling system problem with the station's $2 billion U.S. (more...)