• Amazon's grocery store disruption has a very human problem
Amazon's grocery store disruption has a very human problem

This is in addition to Kroger delivering a profit of $2.04 billion in its last fiscal year versus $507 million in profit for Whole Foods. The company intends to open the store to the public in early 2017 and then presumably - once proof of concept has been achieved and all of the kinks have been ironed out - it will start to roll out Amazon Go ...

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  • Facebook reminds us what a difference a year makes
Facebook reminds us what a difference a year makes

Olympics 3. US Elections 4. Facebook has released its Year in Review report, with the social network highlighting the top trending topics and the most viewed Live videos globally. Facebook has revealed the most talked about moments this year that captured Irish people's attention. Reaction and discussion around David Bowie's death made the ...

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  • Parkinson's disease linked to gut bacteria
Parkinson's disease linked to gut bacteria

PD affects 1 million people in the USA and up to 10 million worldwide, making it the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Finding a possible bridge that links the gut and the brain in the form of microbes may, with more research, lead to new treatments for Parkinson's.

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  • Joel And Ellie Return In The Last of Us Part 2
Joel And Ellie Return In The Last of Us Part 2

He said he considered the idea of focusing on new characters but it didn't seem right. We knew that it needed to be a story worth telling and, perhaps more importantly, a story worthy of Joel and Ellie . The " Part II " is really doubling down on that to say we believe in this so much. Her vengeance and contempt against the group is unders...

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  • Islamic State 'Soldier' Behind Ohio Attack, Amaq Says: SITE
Islamic State 'Soldier' Behind Ohio Attack, Amaq Says: SITE

Officials on Monday praised an Ohio State University police officer who shot and killed a man a minute after he drove his vehicle into a crowd and then stabbed multiple people. Mr. Artan, a Muslim, told The Lantern , a campus publication, that he felt uneasy about praying in public. STANKIEWICZ: It was the first day of class when I talked to Abd...

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  • Buzz Aldrin Safely Evacuated From South Pole After Medical Emergency
Buzz Aldrin Safely Evacuated From South Pole After Medical Emergency

The NSF said the first leg of the evacuation was on a ski-equipped cargo plane flown by the Air National Guard, which provides planes to and from USA installations in Antarctica. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the second man to step foot on the moon, has faced personal obstacles ever since returning from the mission. On July 20, 1969, he stepped on the mo...

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  • Samsung considers restructuring that could send shares skyrocketing
Samsung considers restructuring that could send shares skyrocketing

In the more near term, the company pledged to increase shareholder returns to 50 percent of free cash flow in 2016 and 2017, at the top of the indicated range of 30-50 percent announced past year. Over the years Samsung has taken steps to simplify its business to concentrate on core capabilities as it continues to review opportunities to optimise...

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  • Ditto in 'Pokemon Go': The Photos You Need to See
Ditto in 'Pokemon Go': The Photos You Need to See

Niantic made a decision to test a new tracker in San Francisco whose principle is to see the image of Pokestop which lies on a certain species of Pokemon. You'll get a candy for every 3km you walk with a Ditto buddy. It's unclear whether Ditto is only part of the Thanksgiving event or if it's a permanent part of Pokemon Go moving forward.

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  • VW places electromobility, connectivity at the center of its future strategy
VW places electromobility, connectivity at the center of its future strategy

As part of the plan, a goal has been set by VW to grow its profit margin to 4 percent by 2020 and 6 percent by 2025. VW is fighting to slash expenses and streamline its operations, as the costs of developing new technologies and repairing the damage caused by its emissions cheating pile up.

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  • Microsoft brings Solitaire to iOS and Android
Microsoft brings Solitaire to iOS and Android

Microsoft is now releasing its pet game for the Android and iOS platforms as well. That was a free game that came with Windows, along with Minesweeper , Hearts , and FreeCell . The goal is to clear all of the cards, with either one- or the trickier three-card draw. In addition, a premium version of the Microsoft Solitaire Collection will be o...

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  • Fireball Spotted in Night Sky over Florida
Fireball Spotted in Night Sky over Florida

An officer with the Venice Police Department caught the fireball on camera. The reporte noted that more than 100 people saw the blazing meteor, one of which was TV meteorologist Josh STone of ABC 7 . For just a brief moment, the dark Monday night sky lit up like someone flicked on the light-switch. According to one expert, the space rock was rou...

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  • Look up in the sky - it's the Supermoon
Look up in the sky - it's the Supermoon

The event, which sees the moon appear bigger and brighter than usual, will not be matched until it makes a similar approach to Earth in 2034. In fact, NASA suggests that it's the closest full moon to Earth so far this century. Astronomers call this phenomenon a "perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system", but "supermoon" is the common term us...

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  • NASA astronaut on verge of becoming oldest woman in space
NASA astronaut on verge of becoming oldest woman in space

In addition, she would also have set a new record for the most hours spent in space by a US astronaut, breaking the current record of 534 days set in September by Jeff Williams. PICTURE yourself and two others in a little Fiat 500, sitting in bulky spacesuits with your knees bent to your chin this is how Thomas Pesquet will be for the next 48 hours...

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  • Russian Soyuz rocket carrying Expedition 50 crew blasts off for space station
Russian Soyuz rocket carrying Expedition 50 crew blasts off for space station

She already holds the record for the longest time spent in space by a woman and becomes the first woman to have commanded the ISS. The trip will last less than a day, and the three-person Soyuz crew will join an astronaut and two cosmonauts who are already working aboard the ISS.

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  • Obama Administration Pulls Arctic Leases From Offshore Drilling Plan
Obama Administration Pulls Arctic Leases From Offshore Drilling Plan

The draft version included 10 potential lease sales in the GOM, three in offshore Alaska (one each in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas and the Cook Inlet ) and one in the Atlantic Ocean, covering areas offshore Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

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  • Facebook's board authorizes $6 billion share repurchase program
Facebook's board authorizes $6 billion share repurchase program

Facebook stock is up about 1 percent in after-hours trading. Facebook has seen its stock tumble after it announced its third quarter earnings and revenue this month. There are also reports about the resignation of Facebook's Chief Accounting Officer, Jas Athwal. Facebook's stock buyback could indicate that the firm may be looking into ...

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  • Jeep Compass set for India debut
Jeep Compass set for India debut

Only one engine will be offered in the new Compass, which will replace both the old Compass and the Patriot. M - For 2017, the Jeep Compass finds itself somewhere between the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in terms of exterior styling, taking on the former's shapeliness and the latter's facial features.

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  • Browse Privately on iOS With Firefox Focus
Browse Privately on iOS With Firefox Focus

The company said that due to the new app's removal of heavy ads and tracking software by other companies, "web pages may require less data and load faster". "You can browse with peace of mind, feeling confident in the knowledge that you can instantly erase your sessions with a single tap - no menus needed".

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  • Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking predicts humanity has deadline for colonizing another planet
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking predicts humanity has deadline for colonizing another planet

Speaking at the University of Cambridge, he has said that the earth is too fragile to contain the human race for the next 1,000 years. Now, hes shrunk that timeframe to just 1,000 years. Hawking ended his speech by telling the assembled Oxford students to "look up to the stars and not down at your feet", which may provide some comfort when th...

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  • US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal
US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal

Speaking at the UN Climate Conference here, Kerry tried to dispel doubts about the new U.S. government's policies, saying it is a little bit "different when you're actually in office compared to when you're on the campaign trail". "Trump, to be the US president, will understand the seriousness and urgency of climate change". The Marrakesh meeting...

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