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Lexington mayor: Confederate statues to come down after Charlottesville

Morgan was a general for the Confederacy as well as a slave owner. The mayor's request comes following a weekend death in Charlottesville, Virginia when a auto plowed into a group of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally. The move comes after a vehicle plowed through a group of counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "These statues were erected to show that white supremacy is the order in this country".

Rezang La War Memorial vandalised ahead of Kargil Vijay Divas anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday saluted the martyrs and their families for their sacrifice on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas . " Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe", he added.

Apple to Pay $506M to the University of Wisconsin in an…

Apple found itself on the losing end of an infringement lawsuit from the group in October 2015 when a jury ruled the A7, A8, and A8X processors were using technology covered by a patent the school holds. The suit goes all the way back to 2014 when the university accused Apple of infringing a patent titled, "Table based data speculation circuit for parallel processing computer".

YouTube is battling extremism by redirecting terrorism-related search terms

It was created by the team at Google parent company Alphabet's Jigsaw tech incubator in collaboration with Moonshot CVE , a company that helps clients respond to violent extremism. YouTube on Thursday said it hopes the Redirect Method will help "change minds of people at risk of being radicalized ". YouTube will also be adding other languages and expanding the program into Europe while using machine learning to dynamically update a list of "trigger" keywords that activate the ...

Microsoft reveals GLAS Smart Thermostat

From the video it looks like Microsoft intends this new devices to be used by businesses as well as consumers. The Glas thermostat with voice controls was announced in a YouTube video, spotted first by The Verge . With Cortana embedded in the device, users will not have to talk to a smart speaker or a smartphone to change the temperature of their homes, as they will be able to do so directly through GLAS .

Copy-Newgarden races to second Toronto IndyCar win in 3 years

CART brought racing back, this time to Toronto itself in 1986, followed by Champ Car, IRL and today IndyCar , which will hold Toronto race number 33 Sunday on the 1.78-mile, 11-turn temporary street course. "It's going to be the guy who does that the best". Honda drivers did, however, take three of the top 4 spots, five of the top 7 spots and nine of the top 12 spots in the race despite not showing great speed in practices.

Mathematics Genius Maryam Mirzakhani Has Died At 40

At the time of her death, she was a professor in the mathematics department at Stanford University. "It is fun - it's like solving a puzzle or connecting the dots in a detective case", Mirzakhani said when she won the prestigious Fields Medal in 2014.

Millions of Verizon customer records left exposed in Israeli company lapse

The data is found in an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server administered by an engineer for NICE Systems , which is based in Israel. Vickery alerted Verizon to the leak, according to ZDNet , but it took over a week for the security hole to be closed.

Uber Teams Up With Yandex to Dominate Russian Ride Sharing

Yandex will receive 59.3 percent holding of NewCo by investing $100 million, while Uber will receive 36.6 with $225 million. Employees will own the rest. That Uber is putting more cash into the new company, yet is only gaining a little more than one-third of the ownership, indicates that Yandex holds a much larger share of the local market and Uber has effectively failed to overturn the incumbents.

Person of interest taken into custody after Air Force center bombing

The FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating. The center was closed at the time. The FBI and ATF are now investigating the incident but they have not determined if this is an act of domestic terrorism.

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian security officials said two suicide vehicle bombers on Friday struck a security checkpoint in North Sinai where Islamic State group militants are waging a deadly insurgency. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Sinai so far. The army's statement reported that additional attacks were foiled in northern Sinai.

Amazon Prime Day: Alexa Voice Deals Are Back

On July 10, the e-commerce giant will kick off this year's Prime Day - a yearly event in which Amazon slashes prices on a wide, sometimes comical, variety of items for its Prime membership customers. Save $6 on Greenies dog treats, original flavor, 27 oz. - say, "Alexa, order Greenies dog treats". Amazon is once again offering up exclusive Prime Day deals to owners of an Alexa-powered device.

Thank Goodness Apple's iPhone Violated 'Net Neutrality' in 2007

With a decade on, they are still making the headlines. A glance at Stuff's Top 10 smartphones from June 2007 reveals the less-than-inspiring answer: a smart-but-fiddly Nokia N80, maybe a camera-less Sony Ericsson W950i and, if we were city businessmen, a Palm Treo 680 "palmtop".

After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates

Following the devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak , which affected around 75,000 machines and shut down the NHS's IT infrastructure last month, Microsoft is taking action to block similar attacks. While nearly all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7 without the latest security updates, it's not clear if these new attacks might target Windows XP more aggressively this time around.

Watch Mario Yamasaki make another awful mistake in Chiesa vs Lee bout

Bad blood had brewed between the fighters as a result of events that transgressed during the UFC's 'summer kick-off' press conference back in May earlier this year. Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks had everything in his favour going into UFC Fight Night in his home state. Lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa faced off Sunday in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Be Unveiled On August 26

The next-gen device will sport a vertical setup, which also confirms that the new Samsung won't inherit a trait from the S8 and S8+. The device is powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU to handle the graphics.

Why Hollywood keeps making 'Transformers' movies in one chart

He played the role of one of Captain Lennox's soldiers during the final battle, fighting against the Decepticons, alongside the main actors, Mark Wahlberg , Josh Duhamel and Laura Haddock . You get to set and think you're going to be doing something, you end up doing something completely different. After five movies, we are definitely ready for something different, and definitely don't want to see someone try to be a poor man's Michael Bay .

Solar farm developer firming up plans on billion dollar renewable energy funds

Wind and solar advocates have said the government study's outcome appeared to be pre-determined to favor fossil fuel industries. However, in developing a strategy to effectively mitigate global energy-related Carbon dioxide emissions, it is critical that the scope of the challenge to achieve this in the real world is accurately defined and clearly communicated.

South Africa watchdog to oppose Zuma plan to block influence-peddling report

Zuma filed the application to review and set aside the report in the High Court in Pretoria past year. Mkhwebane said her investigation had found that the apartheid government breached the constitution by supplying Bankorp, which was acquired by Absa in 1992, with a series of bailouts from 1985 to 1995.

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Apple says it's contextually aware, so you can ask tell Siri something like "Play something now" and then follow it up with "Who's singing". Surely not. At WWDC , Apple also showed off a new iPad and a new computer called iMac Pro. The speaker is one device on a list of things that Apple could unveil.