January 24, 2018

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Varadkar confirmed as Ireland's first gay prime minister

He also said the new Taoiseach has "secured the most important role in our parliamentary democracy", his family and supporters have "a right to be immensely proud of him". "I know those are skills he will rely on greatly in the Department of An Taoiseach ". Mr Varadkar will meet the leaders of the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein in Dublin on Friday. Read More »

Google hires Apple chip architect for Pixel phones

It is impractical to expect these chip makers to optimize their SoCs to work in ideal conjunction with the hardware choices available to the OEMs - they can get close and certainly do take some popular industry trends into consideration, but the issue persists. Read More »

We need international co-operation on climate change, says Gove in Trump attack


Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are destined to stay that way, Italy's environment minister Gian Luca Galletti said yesterday. Following the White House's decision to withdraw from Paris, local government officials and businesses have been drawing up their own plans to tackle climate change. Read More »

Apple WWDC 2017 Conference Revealed New iMac Models With Intel Kaby Lake

The new iMac are much faster than the previous generations', packing new processors , new graphic technologies, high storage capacity and remarkable band width connectivity. Sure, it's not a workstation in the traditional sense in that it is not upgradable and has a built-in display , but if you're working in video, audio, animation, and so on, and are in Apple's ecosystem - this is a seriously good machine. Read More »

Apple Inc. Totally Undersells A10X Chip Capabilities

With the price of the new MacBook Pro lineup remaining unchanged, future consumers will be pleased to know that there is some consolation for making a purchase of these new machines. But it turns out that Apple lied. The most expensive Studio configuration (which is what PCMag reviewed) comes in at $4,199, so even the base iMac Pro is a pricier proposition. Read More »

You Won't Want to Miss This Week's Unique Strawberry Moon


The Strawberry Moon will reach its fullest phase at 1309 GMT or 09:09 a.m. EDT. However, sky gazers in some parts of Alaska and those rising early in Hawaii may be able to enjoy the full spectacle. The moon's mean distance from the Earth is 238,855 miles. These minimoons only occur once a year when the moon is at its furthest point from Earth, or "apogee". Read More »

Apple kicks off event with virtual reality, browser privacy

First it was Amazon , then it was Google and now it's Apple's turn to have a crack at a voice-activated home assistant speaker. Inside the mesh-wrapped 18cm cylinder is Apple's A8 processor - the same silicon powerplant as the iPhone 6 series - atop an array of speakers and microphones. Read More »

War Machine Sentenced to Life in Prison For Christy Mack Assault


Koppenhaver was found guilty of 29 counts related to the kidnapping and assault of Mack back in March. 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. Read More »

NASA Spacecraft Will Aim Straight For Sun Next Year


According to a video played during the NASA livestream, the Parker Solar Probe will face temperatures of about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and an atmosphere that is about 300 times hotter than Earth's. NASA said this mission had been culminating for 60 years and the reason it took so long was because the materials that were needed to withstand the heat didn't exist. Read More »

They're Making A Studio Ghibli Theme Park In Japan


In collaboration with Studio Ghibli Inc., based in the western Tokyo suburb of Koganei, the tentatively named " Ghibli Park " will be built to restage situations and landscapes portrayed in Miyazaki's 1988 film " My Neighbor Totoro ", Gov. Read More »

Ex-CIA Chief says to be wary of Kushner-Russia Claims

Even cellular networks are vulnerable. But making up things has been part and parcel of the Trump administration, although we wait for the details to be disclosed about how much Kushner discussed with the Russians, and it couldn't be any more than what his father-in-law disclosed. Read More »

WWDC: Apple likely to unveil new MacBooks and a Siri speaker


But the iPad Pro 2 is coming, that's for sure. Apple's World Wide Developers Conference runs from June 5th to 9th in San Jose, California. Apple might show some love and increase the RAM or kit it with the new USB-C port. It's unclear if we will see a bump up to 32GB of RAM with this update. A Bloomberg report earlier this month revealed that Apple would announce updates to its MacBook Pro lineup at WWDC 2017 in June. Read More »

Intel Debuts 18-Core, 36-Thread Processor

The company said that its OEM partners have already developed motherboards and complete desktop systems based on the new chips and the X299 chipset , so consumers can expect to get their hands on the new machines in the next several weeks. Read More »

Android's creator launches the Essential Phone


As for the cameras there are two 13-megapixel cameras at the back of the phone and at the front you will get an 8-megapixel camera that can also capture 4K video. Apart from this assertion, Rubin has identified a number of other Essential goals, which include "Devices shouldn't become outdated every year". Rubin is scheduled to speak at the tech-focused Code Conference on Tuesday evening, where he may give more information about the products his company has to offer - and maybe a ... Read More »

Montana sheriff's deputy killed, suspects caught after chase


He came from a small town in SC but made his mark in Big Sky Country. Mason Moore, 42, was slain near Three Forks, less than two miles from where a state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed in 2010. Deputy Mason Moore was involved in the pursuit along U.S. Highway 287 near Three Forks around 3 a.m. when the shooting occurred, according to The Bozeman Daily Chronicle . Read More »

Laois County Council chairman backs Simon Coveney in Fine Gael leadership race


In what is expected to be a two-horse race, nearly 21,000 Fine Gael party members will vote at 26 polling stations from May 29 to June 1, and the parliamentary party, which includes 73 TDs, senators and MEPs, will vote in Dublin on June 2. Minister Dara Murphy suggested that Simon Coveney has the qualities needed to lead Ireland. Votes by parliamentary party members (TDs, Senators and MEPs) have more weight than the other colleges. Read More »

Antarctica is turning green due to rising temperatures


Matthew Amesbury, a researcher with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and the lead author of the study said, "People will think Antarctica is quite an icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener". Read More »

Moto C and Moto C Plus officially unveiled by Motorola

So far, the company has yet to announce if the phones will go on sale in North America. The 5in screen has a resolution of 854x480-pixels, while around the back, there's a 5-megapixel camera with fixed focus lens and LED flash, with a 2-megapixel snapper with flash on the front. Read More »

Alexa wants to make sure you really said her name


But businesses and developers will have to seek permission from users before they can send them notifications, Amazon said, noting developers would be able to add notifications to skills "in the coming months" before the company eventually debuts the feature to the wider public. Read More »

ZeniMax and Oculus legal battle continues with Gear VR claim


In the new lawsuit , Zenimax claims that Samsung knowingly profited from the technology of Oculus that was originally developed in Zenimax and then misappropriated by current Oculus CTO John Carmack. The full text of the filing can be found on Polygon . It added that he was joined by Matt Hooper, who had recently left Zenimax-owned Id Software, "and who Carmack had allowed into the office without permission outside of normal office hours". Read More »

Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone and iPad

After weeks of beta releases, iOS 10.3.2 is finally ready for public consumption. tvOS 10.2.1 - With the tvOS 10.2.1 update , Apple is willing to cop only to "This update includes general performance and stability improvements". The company reportedly will release 10 original shows and documentaries by the end of the year, including's Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke . Read More »

Crash mars stage nine of Giro d'Italia


Italian Giovanni Visconti (Bahrein-Merida) took second place, five seconds behind with Spaniard Luis León Sánchez (Astana) finishing third, 10 seconds off the pace. The pair were left behind as the leaders began the final climb up the Blockhaus and Thomas, who needed a couple of minutes to get back on his bike, appeared to be suffering from a shoulder injury. Read More »