Adobe announces the end of Flash

Adobe announces the end of Flash

Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline. Sometime in mid-2018, sites using Flash will need explicit user permission to run every time the browser is restarted. There is still lots of content on the web that uses Flash - it's still built into Google's desktop Chrome browser - so the software will be supported through 2020. Read More

Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies

Last baby killer whale born at SeaWorld dies

Kyara was to be the last orca born in captivity at a SeaWorld park. SeaWorld says its 3-month-old orca calf Kyara died Monday in San Antonio , bringing social media condemnation and condolences. It could take several weeks before the results are finalized. Her mother, Takara, was pregnant when SeaWorld announced that it would be ending its breeding program back in March of 2016. Read More

S/African Branden Grace smashes Golf record

The tap-in was a formality, and the tens of thousands of people who had poured into this magnificent venue had seen history made. "And I just want to get out there again tomorrow and try to do something similar, just play some good golf". Read More

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Getting a PvP Open Beta Soon

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Getting a PvP Open Beta Soon

While Ghost Recon Wildlands is a good co-op game where a team of four players goes up against the AI-controlled Santa Blanca Cartel. This PvP mode was designed from the ground up with the community in mind. New PvP mechanics will also be integrated into Ghost War , such as suppressing fire and sound markers, all in a bid to make the new mode as "true" a military strategic, team-based multiplayer mode as possible. Read More

GE Stock Falls After Company Reports 12% Drop in Revenue

GE Stock Falls After Company Reports 12% Drop in Revenue

The cash flow of GE was below expectations and also focused on the stock , as per the Jeff Windau, who is an analyst at Edward Jones. GE also saw its net profit slump 58 percent year over year. In the past month, Flannery has begun a "series of deep dives into each of the businesses, looking at everything you would expect", he said Friday. Read More

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Roughly 2,000 US' national and local newspapers, including The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post , are represented by the News Media Alliance. Brown, naturally, didn't get into many specifics about Facebook subscriptions, but she did say that it will offer both premium and metered plans. Read More

Google updates its feed to offer more personalised news

Google updates its feed to offer more personalised news

This feature evolved with Google Now on Tap and some of these features have moved onto Google Assistant while others have been left behind in the Google application. In most news feeds, old content is deemed irrelevant, but, in this case, Google is promoting it as a strength. It will try to achieve this by taking a page from Facebook and essentially creating its own News Feed-style interface. Read More

Google Glass is back from the dead

Google Glass is back from the dead

The new version of the hardware is said to have better battery life, and a red indicator light that will glow whenever recording is active, the new version is also planned to be able to support prescription lenses, and substitute for safety glasses . Read More

Apple unveils hijab, bearded man emojis

The first World Emoji Day was celebrated three years ago on July 17 because it's the date that appears on the calendar emoji , according to the official website . Woman wearing headscarf and bearded man emoji . Apple's last update, in 2016, saw the company release 100 new emojis , including a rainbow flag, single-parent families, and female athletes, police officers and construction workers. Read More

Amazon developing its own new Instant Messaging App, Anytime

Amazon developing its own new Instant Messaging App, Anytime

Users will be able to search for people by typing their name, doing away with the need for a phone number in the same way Facebook messenger works. The entrance of Amazon in social media industry is definitely an alarm for other messaging app players. Read More

Dollar Steady Ahead of US Inflation Data

Dollar Steady Ahead of US Inflation Data

Policymakers are confronted with benign inflation and a tight labour market as they weigh a third rate hike and announcing plans to start reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 84.65 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 21,637.74. The Fed is now expected to raise interest rates once more this year, most likely in December, and announce plans to start reducing its roughly $4.5 trillion balance sheet ... Read More

Coffee lovers rejoice! Coffee may help you live longer!

Coffee lovers rejoice! Coffee may help you live longer!

The European segment of the trial led by Imperial college London and the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer , looked at 520,000 people over the age of 35 across ten countries for an average of 16 years. Just take it as a little bit of evidence that your coffee habit might not be as very bad as everyone thinks. Although some advantages are linked to the caffeine coffee contains, the USC study found its subjects benefited even if they had decaf coffee . Read More

Dollar stands tall after U.S. jobs report backs Fed tightening plans

The dollar's advance against its major peers slowed on Tuesday as a rise in sovereign bond yields paused, with investors awaiting comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for fresh cues on policy direction. The Fed on Friday said it expects a "gradual" increase in interest rates (https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/mpr_default.htm) and for balance-sheet normalization to begin this year. Read More

Hundreds gather at memorial for New York City police officer

Hundreds gather at memorial for New York City police officer

Soon after, officers fatally shot the gunman, Alexander Bonds , after they say he drew a weapon on them. Senate GOP officials on Monday said the funding would be used to retrofit 3,800 patrol cars and 72 command vehicles. We must resoundingly reject violence against our law enforcement officers and remember the dangers they face every day when they leave their own families to protect ours. Read More

MLB Home Run Derby Highlights: Top Five Moments In Event's History

MLB Home Run Derby Highlights: Top Five Moments In Event's History

Here are the Sports Interaction MLB odds for each of the eight competitors. In each round, each player will receive four minutes in which to hit as many home runs as possible. If he can send a lot of drives over the wall in left-center (386 feet), this tournament could serve as a national coming out party where a big audience can take in his power for the first time . Read More

Lauren Conrad has given birth to baby boy!

Lauren Conrad has given birth to baby boy!

Conrad and Tell (the former guitarist of Something Corporate), got married in September 2014 at a boutique winery in Santa Ynez, Calif. The Laguna Beach alum told the entertainment publication that her two dogs are still getting used to baby Liam. Read More

Chester teams up with Pokémon GO for heritage event

Chester teams up with Pokémon GO for heritage event

One of the biggest gaming phenomenons in recent memory was released exactly a year ago. But for now, we'll have to be contented with a new costumed Pikachu in our collection. It could be as simple as activating a new tier for Raid Battles, perhaps with Legendary Pokemon as a reward , or it may be something more elaborate. Read More

After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather

After conquering Pacquiao, Horn lines up Mayweather

Local hero Horn started the Battle of Brisbane bout strongly with a dominant opening two rounds, but the Filipino star fought back in ominous fashion, nearly ending it in a brutal ninth round where he made Horn his personal punching bag. The bullying nearly drove Horn to suicide. At 38, it was exactly the fight he didn't want. Pacquiao's Australian coach, former heavyweight boxer Justin Fortune, had described the referee as "sketchy" and the judges as "crazy" following the bout. Read More

Aston Martin Turns It Up To Eleven With The Vulcan AMR Pro

Aston Martin Turns It Up To Eleven With The Vulcan AMR Pro

However, that hasn't stopped AMR, the carmaker's performance sub-brand, from developing an upgrade package for the track-only supercar . The 400-mile electric sport sedan was spotted in the metal for the first time. Aston Martin hasn't officially revealed when the Vulcan will hit customers' driveways, but it says it will be sometime in the fall. Oh, and by the way, the engine cover is 5 kilos lighter than on the regular model. Read More

Photos of the Day: NASA Test Creates Artificial Aurora

Photos of the Day: NASA Test Creates Artificial Aurora

As barium, strontium, and cupric-oxide interacts with the atmosphere, the vapour creates clouds of blue-green and red. The space agency has not stood still while waiting for this mission to get underway. Scientists could use the red and blue-green artificial clouds that formed to track the movement of particles in Earth's ionosphere, which is in its upper atmosphere. Read More