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Windows 10 Anniversary Update arrives August 2nd

Microsoft hasn't done the greatest job of keeping its Windows 10 Anniversary Update schedule a secret (it inadvertently spilled the beans on June 28th), but it's at last official : the upgrade arrives on August 2nd. It's free for anyone who has already moved to Windows 10, so most people won't have ...

Engadget · 11 hours ago

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime

BERLIN - Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard? German police say a driver lost control of his car after slipping on a slimy trail left by a procession of snails that were making their way across the highway. Subscription Required An online service is needed to view this article in its ...

Kelowna Daily Courier · 11 hours ago

Uber Software Tracks Drivers for High Speed, Sudden Stops

Using smartphone sensors to peek over its drivers' shoulders, Uber is promising to keep a closer eye on their behavior - while discouraging speeding or slamming on the brakes. The global ride-hailing company on Wednesday announced an extensive test of new software that aims to increase safety by ...

NDTV · 11 hours ago

Global Commercial Water Purifiers Market to Grow 22% by 2021 - Increasing Awareness Regarding Harmful Effects of ...

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- has announced the addition of the report to their offering. The global commercial water purifiers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 22% during 2016 - 2021, on account of increasing awareness regarding harmful effects of consumption of contaminated water, rising ...

Yahoo! Finance · 11 hours ago

Porsche’s New Panamera Is Your Family-Friendly Supercar

When Porsche introduced its first sedan, the Panamera, seven years ago, people called it ungainly. Ugly, even. Purists said real Porsches have two doors, and fanatics said they have the engine in the back. Such things did not keep the company from selling 150,000 Panameras over the years and ...

Wired News · 12 hours ago

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, explained

Please enable flash to watch this video. Sorry, this video is not available. Your browser does not currently support live streaming video. Play VideoLive Video '> - On July 4, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around Jupiter. Ahead of the mission launch, ...

Washington Post · 12 hours ago

JK Rowling reveals how magic made it from the UK to America in new story

After writing about the history of magic in North America earlier this year, JK Rowling has gone into more detail. The author has released a short story on her Pottermore website, explaining how the magic made it across the Atlantic. The story centres around a young Irish girl, called Isolt Sayre, ...

BBC · 12 hours ago

IBM contributes Watson technology to Joe Biden's cancer moonshot initiative

Over the next two years, Watson for Genomics technology will help deliver precision care to 10,000 veterans with cancer. IBM is contributing its Watson technology to Vice President Joe Biden's cancer moonshot initiative, helping the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over the next two years to ...

ZDNet · 13 hours ago

Facebook admits that it tracks your location to suggest friends (+video)

A spokesperson for the website told reporters that it uses GPS data points to suggest 'people you may know.' People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in this picture taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in October 2014. The ...

Christian Science Monitor · 12 hours ago

Concern as fireworks threaten nature reserve wildlife

From the section Mid Wales Image copyright Natural Resources Wales Image caption Discarded fireworks at Dyfi Ynyslas nature reserve beach Visitors to nature reserves are being asked not to start fires or set off fireworks as they threaten wildlife. Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said there have been ...

BBC · 11 hours ago