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Wal-Mart shares rise after earnings beat estimates

The stock has increased slightly more than 1 percent in the last 12 months. Demand for clothing and household items in recent years has been markedly softer than during past economic recoveries. Previously for the quarter ended on 1/2016, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Until May, the technology behind Wal-Mart's website capped the number of products it could display to shoppers at around 8 million.

400th GP begins with Marquez leaping up the leaderboard to top

Compatriot Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo's teammate, starts sixth behind Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Hector Barbera after being passed by Marquez on the last corner of the championship leader's final qualifying lap. Moto GP NewsNo Brno race for Jack Miller Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Jack Miller will not participate in this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix, after sustaining a back injury one week ago in Austria .

Introducing Event Channels on Explore

However, these videos should give you a real sense that you are watching a concert or sports event on your smartphone taken by true non-professionals. We're talkin the puppy face filter, the festival crown, face swap - too much fun! So it's no surprise to see Instagram get in on the action. Can Instagram Stories kill Snapchat Stories? Over 32,000 voters were asked and the results are very interesting! The company says that 80% of Instagram's audience base is outside the United States.

Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality'

The filter is a feature that Twitter says has been in testing for some time, but is now ready to roll out to everyone. With today's rollout, Twitter is bringing notifications policy parity between accounts with and without blue checkmarks, which arguably it should have done a long time ago.

Shuttler Sindhu storms into Olympics final; to face Carolina

World No. 10 Sindhu continued with her giant-killing spree as she made light work of the Japanese to register a 21-19, 21-10 triumph in the semi-finals and become the first Indian shuttler to enter the final of the Olympics. She kept coming back at Sindhu, forcing the Indian to make some unforced errors - hitting wide. She plays her semifinal against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan on Thursday.

Perseid outburst set to peak Thursday night

The US-Japanese experiment is appropriately named Meteor . "Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of August 11-12", said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office. You won't need a telescope or binoculars, but a comfy chair or blanket might make things easier. The Swift-Tuttle Comet orbits the sun about every 133 years.

New iPhone specs include pressure-sensitive home button, dual-camera, dual-speaker

In an article published this week, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said people "familiar with" the iPhone 7 confirmed the various rumours circulating online. The same screen size and resolution was carried on to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. "As mentioned, the real 'revolution" of iPhone 7 attractions will be photography, with dual cameras rendering brighter photos on iPhone 7 Plus thanks to twin sensors capturing color differently while taking pictures yet producing single, merged photos.

Watch 3 hours of No Man's Sky in 35 minutes

I mean, you put in all this work to find out ~what it all means~, and this feels like an appropriate answer to that. The Holy Grail of the early-game. To start off with Plutonium, this resource comes in the form of sharp red crystals and can be used to refuel your mining gun, life support, launch thruster and much more.

Perseid meteor shower boasts double the meteors

When the earth crosses paths with the comet's debris, its particles of dust will hit the earth's atmosphere and disintegrate into flashes of light. The prime time for viewing is expected to be between midnight and dawn Friday. The darker the sky, the better the chance to see meteors . You will be able to see meteors anywhere in the sky, but they will seem to originate from the constellation Persus in the northeastern sky.

Snapchat Under Fire for Another Racist Filter

This isn't the first time that Snapchat has gotten in trouble with its lenses. "This anime-inspired lens has already expired, and won't be put back into circulation", Snapchat said when asked to comment. After the outcry , Snapchat deleted the filter, and said it had not meant to cause offence with the lens, which was inspired by anime. After all, Snapchat does rely on its filters to bolster its user base.

IPhone 7 Rumors Gain Credibility: dual-camera system, pressure-sensitive home button

This newly rumored device is expected to pull a "powder keg" of sales due to its new and astounding features. The iPhone SE is the best-selling smartphone in the United Kingdom, outselling the iPhone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S7 . A shopper ltries out the new Apple iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on the first day of sales of the new phone in Germany on September 19, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

Australia blocks China bid to lease power grid

Ausgrid capital expenditure and net profit. The US arrest will cause further unrest in Westminster where Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be uneasy not only about Hinkley Point - which would be the UK's first new nuclear plant in a generation - but also plans for another state-owned Chinese corporation's plans to build another plant in Bradwell, Essex.

Scientists estimate a Greenland shark lived about 400 years

Based on these results, the Greenland shark is now the oldest-known vertebrate to roam the Earth. They are among the slowest swimming sharks but are also an apex predator, preying on a range of different fish and smaller sharks. The scientists worked out the age of the shark by using a radiocarbon dating method previously used to establish the age of whales. The Greenland shark, up to about 18 feet (5.5 meters) long, is among the largest carnivorous sharks.

Sean Murray Hints That Meeting Other No Man's Sky Players Is Possible

But that's the extent of the effect anyone else can have on your game. In the run up to the game's release the game's creator, Sean Murray , claimed that, while it was possible for players to meet in the game, the sheer size of the universe meant that this nearly certainly wouldn't happen.

Suspected Arsonist Accidentally Lights Himself on Fire

Video footage obtained by police shows a black female getting out of an early 2000 model white Ford Windstar van and shattering the window. In the process, he accidently set himself ablaze. The man and woman then flee the scene in the minivan. Police in Kentucky released video of a bungling arsonist whose Molotov cocktail ricocheted and lit him on fire.

Britain and France seek condemnation of North Korea launches

The missile tests really ARE missile tests, in the process of North Korea's development of new missile technology, which appears to be improving with time. "When it comes to threats of proliferation, weakness is not an option", Lamek said. Japanese media reported it was the first North Korean missile that had splashed down in Japan's exclusive economic zone.

Microsoft's new Xbox console goes on sale in the UK

Xbox One S also prides itself on less screen tearing and less stutter. However, gamers might need to also purchase a 4K TV, if they still don't own one , to fully satisfy the new consoles capabilities. While the Xbox One midlife refresh was widely expected, there's the chance Xbox One S sales will suffer if customers choose to wait for the significantly more powerful Project Scorpio, which is now expected to launch at Christmas, 2017.

See What's Inside Microsoft's Reimagined Xbox One

Xbox One S also prides itself on less screen tearing and less stutter. Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. The new console is 40% more compact than the current Xbox One . The Xbox One S is Microsoft's acknowledgement of the growing demand for 4K content as the new wave of 4K TVs has been widely adopted over the last 12 months thanks to some very competitive prices .

Purple Orb on the Ocean Floor

The fist hypothesis is that the sphere may be an embryo or an egg sac. "In total, humans have explored less than 5% of the ocean floor", Vox points out - but oceans make up 70% of the planet. However - the brilliant purple color raises some questions. This sea slug is a relative of the nudibranch, which is known by scientists for its brilliant hues.

Mahashweta Devi, Indian writer, social activist, dies at 90

Mahasweta Devi, a Jnanpith Award winning writer and an a champion of the rights of the tribals and other marginalised sections, passed away in Kolkata today after a cardiac arrest following multi-organ failure. Her father was distinguished poet Manish Ghatak, and her uncle was illustrious film director Ritwik Ghatak. She completed her MA in English from the Calcutta University.