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Ballinasloe to host Fine Gael regional leadership debate

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No formal announcement was made despite rumours to the contrary that party strategists were looking at dates in the second and third week of June. He understands, as he said last week, the unique circumstances of Donegal, cut off from the rest of the North for most of the last century by partition, and cut off geographically and in other ways from the rest of the State. Read More »

Antarctica 'Greening' Due To Climate Change

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Recent studies of the Antarctic continent have revealed some seriously handsome changes, but as the result of pretty devastating melting from global warming. Areas sampled included three Antarctic islands - Elephant Island, Ardley Island, and Green Island - where the deepest and oldest moss banks grow, said the report . Read More »

Motorola reveals C-series, entry-level smartphones

While you get 5-inch and 5.5-inch displays on these phones you are limited to 854 x 480 and 1280 x 720 resolutions respectively. The Moto C will be available in a 3G variant and is priced at Euro 89 (roughly Rs 6,300). The phone offers 1GB of RAM along with 8GB of storage space: the bare minimums, but we don't expect anything more at this price point. The handset will be available with 8 GB or 16 GB storage options and can be expanded up to 32 GB using the micro SD card slot. Read More »

Amazon Alexa will soon fill you in with voice notifications

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Alexa is about to get more assertive. The move would make Alexa the first among companies like Google and Microsoft whose third-party voice apps can proactively send notifications. Owners of the Amazon Echo will soon be able to walk in the front door and ask it to read out any notifications from various third parties, such as the latest headlines from The Washington Post or weather threats from AccuWeather. Read More »

ZeniMax is suing Samsung after winning its case against Oculus

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In February, ZeniMax was awarded $500 million by a Texas jury , on the grounds that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with the non-disclosure agreement he signed with ZeniMax (Luckey officially left Oculus in late March). According to Zenimax, Oculus purposefully violated this NDA and stole technology to build its future headsets. With regards to the lawsuit, ZeniMax is ultimately looking towards just one benefit from this hubbub- capital gains. Read More »

Aust firms back to work after cyber attack

The massive ransomware attacks that started late Friday have locked people out of their computers and demanded hundreds of dollars from the users before they could regain control. Computers around the globe were hacked beginning on Friday using a security flaw in Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, an older version that was no longer given mainstream tech support by the USA giant. Read More »

IOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2 updates released by Apple

The bad news is that there's no clear information as to when Pangu's iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will be released. Apple also released iOS 10.3.1 in early April which includes bug fixes and security improvements. If you're active in the iOS jailbreak community, you've probably heard by now that Pangu has developed a jailbreaking tool for iOS 10.3.1. It's available as an over-the-air update or through iTunes for any devices that run iOS 10: the iPhone 5 and newer, the fourth-generation iPad and newer, ... Read More »

Watch 200th ISS spacewalk on Friday

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She already holds the USA record for most spacewalks by a female astronaut. But it was a new experience for Fischer. "Biggest slice of awesome pie I've ever seen", Fischer said. Whitson and Fischer will also "install a connector that will route data to the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer and help the crew determine the most efficient way to conduct future maintenance on cosmic ray detector", NASA said. Read More »

New Amazon Echo Will Now Have A Camera And Screen

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For instance, Show - which comes in black or white - is more box shaped, and, of course, comes with a seven-inch digital screen. The speakers are located below the screen, and if rumours are to be believed, they should perform better than Amazon's other products. Read More »

Google parent Alphabet's earnings smash forecasts

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The company's laptop-tablet hybrid saw revenue drop 26%, however overall revenue for the firm rose to 23.6 billion dollars (£18.2 billion), compared to 22.1 billion (£17.1 billion) in the same quarter previous year. Google's "other revenues", a category that includes hardware and cloud services, hit almost Dollars 3.1 billion in the most recent quarter, a gain of about 50 per cent from the same quarter a year earlier. Read More »

Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soar

The results were driven by strong demand for the company's memory chips. It was its biggest quarterly net profit since the record third quarter of 2013. The Galaxy S8 smartphones has gotten favorable initial reviews, though some consumers complained that the screen appeared to have a pink hue. The company also decided that the voice feature on its Bixby voice-activated personal assistant would be available in the US only later in the spring. Read More »

You'll Never Guess Where Chrissy Teigen Got Liposuction

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Speaking recently with Refinery 29 in conversation about her beauty regimen, Teigen revealed she underwent liposuction surgery for her armpits almost a decade ago to boost her self-confidence. It's infuriating that our culture tends to vilify women who've had plastic surgery or liposuction while also insisting that we all look flawless, even weeks after having a baby. Read More »

Popular Chinese messenger blocked in Russian Federation

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According to information posted on Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor on Friday, the regulator had listed WeChat among the prohibited websites in Russia . Russian Federation required internet service providers to register with related government bodies, but Tencent "had a different understanding" on this issue, the company said. Read More »

Apple eying to tap India's huge potential, says CEO Tim Cook

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On Tuesday, May 2nd, Apple reported that it sold 50.8 million iPhones in the most recent quarter, down from 51.2 million units sold in the same quarter a year earlier. The company also forecast $43.5bn to $45.5bn in revenue for the current quarter, below analysts' estimates of $45.7bn. Apple's stock, which closed at a high of $147.51 on Tuesday, fell more than 2 percent in after-hours trading once its results had been released. Read More »

Apple to Invest $1B in American Manufacturing Jobs

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Cook's initiative was apparently not influenced by Trump; the president had earlier praised companies such as Carrier, SoftBank and Charter Communications for promising to hire more American workers. The move ultimately mirrors Trump's long-desired plans to increase manufacturing jobs in the U.S. and stop investing in foreign countries. Manufacturing sector generally employs about 9% of the workers in the U.S. Read More »

Hulu Launches Its New Live TV Service

The cost of the new service also includes access to Hulu's existing $7.99 premium streaming subscription and access to the company's library of archived content, which includes more than 3,500 film and TV titles. " Hulu with live TV " works much like a regular cable or satellite TV package, except that it's delivered over the internet to your smart TV, phone, tablet, and so on. Read More »

SpaceX launches top-secret spy satellite for USA military

The rocket also marked a successful landing at a nearby pad. Falcon 9 rocket won US Air Force certification for national security space missions in May 2015. Elon Musk believes that reusable rockets are the key to space exploration. SpaceX strives to return most of its first-stage boosters for reuse . These satellites are not insured privately like other commercial satellites. Read More »

Large earthquake, aftershock rattle corner of Canada, Alaska

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The quake is one of more than 13,000 recorded in Alaska this year, according to the Alaska Earthquake Centre. The village is 41 miles (66 kilometers) from the quake, which was followed by a series of aftershocks , including a magnitude-6.3 quake about two hours later. Read More »

Conditions for life may exist on moon of Saturn

Life, as is known, requires three main ingredients to originate, exist, evolve or function - liquid water, energy source for metabolism and the right chemical ingredients including oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur. A press conference viewer, asking questions of the scientists via Twitter, asked if NASA was talking about bacteria or algae - or giant squids. "Although we can't detect life, we've found that there's a food source there for it". Read More »