Techradar
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Google Assistant , the voice controlled assistant that has previously been exclusive to the Google Pixel phone, will start rolling out to more handsets from this week. While it hasn't detailed specifics, Google states that "eligible devices" running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 7.0 Nougat will get an OTA update activating the assistant. According to Google "the Google Assistant will begin rolling out this week to English users in the U.S., followed by English in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as German speakers in Germany. Well continue to add more languages over the coming year." With "hundreds of millions of users" getting the tool with the update, anyone with a recent-decent Android phone should be getting the treat shortly. Help in hand Google Assistant is an overhaul for Google's existing voice-activated phone helper, replacing some of the functions that "Now on Tap" currently offers Android users.
Politico
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Bush and we're going to have to get used to that.” Behind the scenes, the White House is taking steps to win over Republican Jews, a small but influential group. It has enlisted the 83-year-old Adelson, whose estimated $30 billion net worth has made him one of the Republican Party’s most sought-after donors, as an unofficial adviser. Two senior Trump aides, Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon, have been holding regular and detailed conversations with Adelson about Israel, his longtime passion and focus. Adelson recently flew to Washington, where he dined with the president and offered his views on how an Israeli-Palestinian peace process could play out. The mogul has spoken highly of David Friedman, Trump’s hawkish pick to serve as U.S. ambassador to Israel. The outreach has gone further. Kushner, a 36-year-old Orthodox Jew who is leading the Trump push for a Middle East peace deal, has been in touch with RJC executive director Matt Brooks about a variety of issues.
BBC News 24
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Security officials carried out a detailed search of the terminal building for the presence of VX and other toxic chemicals, but found nothing. The Malaysian Health Minister also says he was happy with the autopsy report and attention is now focused on completing identification of the body.
BBC News 24
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The peer says he will support an opposition amendment demanding that MPs get a meaningful vote on the deal reached with the EU. Police in Malaysia have declared Kuala Lumpur Airport - where the half brother of North Korea's leader was killed with a nerve agent 12 days ago - to be safe. Security officials carried out a detailed search of the terminal building for the presence of VX and other toxic chemicals, but found nothing.
BBC News 24
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Security officials carried out a detailed search of the terminal building for the presence of VX and other toxic chemicals, but found nothing. The Malaysian Health Minister also said he was happy with the autopsy report and attention was now focused on completing identification of the body.
Bike EXIF
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Ron Fournier is a legend in the metal shaping community. If you live anywhere near his shop in Mt Clemens, Michigan, don't bother buying this book. Just go do his courses. [ Buy ] Welding Manual: A Haynes Techbook I can't remember where or why I bought this book, but it is extremely well written, explains concepts clearly, and I found I referred to it constantly while I was teaching myself to weld. Again, if you can go to a school to learn how to weld, then do—otherwise, get this book from Amazon . Motorcycle Fuel Systems Techbook by John Robinson Having found the Haynes Welding Manual so good, I felt comfortable buying their Fuel Systems Techbook, and I'm glad I did. It has super detailed explanations of the components and their functions in motorcycle fuel systems. If you are fiddling with carburetors on your motorcycle, it's invaluable. Again, if you can find a school to teach you this material, then skip the book.
BBC News 24
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Daily Mail - Australia
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Hackaday
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It's like the old quip from [Henry Ford]: You can have your 3D prints in any color you want, as long as it's one. Some strides have been made to bringing more color to your extruded goodies, but for anything beyond a few colors, you're going to need to look at post-print processing of some sort. For photorealistic 3D prints, you might want to look into a simple hydrographic printing method that can be performed right on a printer. If some of the prints in the video below look familiar, it's because we covered the original method when it was presented at SIGGRAPH 2015. [Amos Dudley] was intrigued enough by the method, which uses computational modeling of complex surfaces to compose a distorted image that will be stretched back into shape when the object is dipped, to contact the original authors for permission to use the software. He got a resounding, Nope! it appears that the authors' institution isn't big into sharing information.
Informed Comment
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28 March 2016: Fishing vessel Adris intercepted by American patrol ship USS Sirocco. The interception by USS Sirocco was announced in a press release by the American Fifth Fleet and reported in the media but despite two requests from the UN experts, the US has still not disclosed the location of the seizure or provided evidence to support its claim that the shipment was likely bound for Houthi insurgents in Yemen. This is not the only instance where countries engaged in the struggle against arms smuggling have been less than forthcoming with information for the UN panel. Regarding seizures on the overland routes, for example, the report notes: The panel has requested detailed information on seizures from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen [i.e. the Hadi government]. Only the United Arab Emirates has responded to date.
Universe Today
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BBC News 24
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Security officials carried out a detailed search of the terminal building for the presence of VX and other toxic chemicals, but found nothing. Final preparations are being made for the Oscars ceremony, which takes place in Hollywood tonight. With 14 nominations, the musical La La Land is expected to be a big winner, but the dramas Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are also tipped to do well.
Android Police
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It's pretty much impossible for a smartphone to launch these days sans leaks, and LG's G6 is no different. The upcoming flagship has already been exposed several times, both through renders and in the flesh. However, these are the most detailed pictures we've seen yet, and they leave essentially nothing to the imagination. Qualcomm's deleted the tweet. No worries, here's a screenshot. In this tweet (which was clearly not meant to have gone out yet, judging from the "(BLOG LINK)"), Qualcomm teases that the G6 is "a movie screen in the palm of your (hand emoji)," and touts Dolby Vision technology and a Snapdragon processor. Read More Qualcomm leaks the LG G6 in all its glory less than a day before launch was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
BBC News 24
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Voice Of America
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“They’ll dig a snow pit down to bare ground so that they can take very detailed measurements — everything from temperature to water that’s in the snow," he said. Mountain snowpack can be so heavy, snow pits can be more than five meters deep. After they’re completed, scientists take careful measurements that accurately reveal that location’s snowpack levels and water content. But on a global scale, McCormick says, digging snow pits isnt practical, noting, “We would need thousands upon thousands upon thousands of sites throughout the world.” Measurements from space That’s why NASA launchedSnowEx,” a five-year project to design a satellite that will accurately measure snowpack while orbiting the earth. This means the satellite will someday measure snowpack everywhere. SnowEx Project Leader Edward Kim says knowing snowpack’s water content, when it’s likely to melt and so on, could help over a billion people.
TIME - Top Stories
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When youre shooting on the red carpet, youre thinking Whose coming up next, what is their relationship like with the actor ahead of them, are they in any films together? You know every club DJ and every actor on every Disney and Cartoon Network showwhich is not necessarily my demographic anymore! You have to be a celebrity-slash-socialite-slash-musician encyclopaedia. And, at the same time, you need to be getting a full length fashion shot, straight on, and you usually want to see the females outfit. As soon as you get that you go for a headshot with eye contact, then an over the shoulder, while in the midst of all that you're trying to get detailed photos of jewelry, bags, shoes and tattoos, as well as closeups of hairstylesand especially a new engagement ring. All that in the five to ten seconds they're standing in front of you!
Ruptly TV
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Techradar
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When this happens, the project's documentation and a helpful community can make the difference between a fatal kernel panic and a smooth-running system. All the distros in this roundup can (thankfully) boast of a large repository of helpful documentation. Some, like Debian and Fedora, have been the subject of detailed books that describe setting them up for home use or as servers. Additionally, the popularity of each of these distros means that you can easily find answers to your queries with a simple search on the internet. Gentoo and Arch, as you might expect given their relative complexity, offer the most extensive documentation. This tends to detail even the most basic of technologies, such as configuring the Ethernet interface or the Xinitrc and fstab files. This is especially needed for such distros because of their different way of doing things.
BBC One London
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Building is not happening. Detailed analysis by the business group London First shows 50 thousand new homes should be being built every year - Our political editor Tim Donovan reports. Some plans take simply an age to get off the ground. Take Chelsea Barracks here - vacated nearly a decade ago and things are only beginning to happen.
MacRumors
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Content delivery network Cloudflare has confirmed the existence of a bug that caused search engines to cache sensitive user data from a variety of well-known apps and websites. Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered and reported the bug to Cloudflare, and the company has since fixed the bug and published a detailed blog post about exactly what happened. According to Cloudflare, the period of greatest impact for the "parser bug" ran from February 13 to February 18, although the extent of the leak stretches back months. The heart of the issue was a security problem with Cloudflare edge servers, which were returning corrupted web pages by some HTTP requests running on Cloudflare's large network. In what the company referred to as "some unusual circumstances," occasionally private information was returned as well, including "HTTP cookies, authentication tokens, HTTP POST bodies, and other sensitive data.
PC Pro
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For his supporters, however, his focus on plain talking over detailed policy and a willingness to take on political correctness were what stood out. (Above: Steve Bannon. Source: Wikimedia Commons) The more people pointed out his faults and the dubious characters eager to support him – the KKK and Vladimir Putin of note – the less they recognised the insults being hurled in their direction. With hindsight this should have been no surprise: throughout history, few people have ever convinced an opposing side to change their mind simply by shouting at them. “In the election, the Clinton campaign just assumed that everyone would be as shocked by Trump’s racism and misogyny as they were,” claims Ellis. “With a few exceptions, they never really tied it to the day-to-day lives of voters. I agree with Tony Blair that the reason why centrists lost so badly in 2016 is that we got ‘fat’ and complacent.
Politico
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Another key piece of the Republican proposal: $100 billion in “state innovation grants” to help subsidize extremely expensive enrollees. That aims to address at least a portion of the “pre-existing conditionpopulation, though without the same broad protections as in the Affordable Care Act. According to the document, there’s only one single revenue generator to pay for the new tax credits and grants. Republicans are proposing to cap the tax exemption for employer sponsored insurance at the 90th percentile of current premiums. That means benefits above that level would be taxed. And while health care economists on both sides of the aisle favor tax-limits along those lines, politically it’s a hard sell. Both businesses and unions fought the Obamacare counterpart, dubbed the Cadillac tax. The document is more detailed than the general powerpoint House leaders circulated before the recess.
Hackaday
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