Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Dramatic VIDEO from inside truck as it gets swallowed by volcanic ash cloud

Dramatic videos are appearing on social media showing some of the blood-curdling moments of the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has left more than 60 people dead. One shows a truck trying to outpace an ash cloud. The video was filmed by a passenger in a truck, which was overtaken by a cloud of ash released by ...

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With iOS 12, Apple focuses on performance

Apple’s Craig Federighi announced that Apple was doubling down on performance with the upcoming release of iOS 12 at the WWDC event in San Jose, Calif. today. What’s more, he said, the company would be making these changes to the full range of iOS devices going back to 2013. “And so for iOS 12, we are doubling down on performance from ...

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Europe’s plans to curb Iranian missile program ‘a dream that will never come true’ – Khamenei

Europe’s attempts to limit Iran’s ballistic missile program will never become reality, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, adding that Tehran has no plans to limit is influence across the Middle East, either. “Some Europeans are talking about limiting our defensive missile program. I am telling the Europeans: Limiting our missile development is a dream that will never come ...

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This DIY smart mirror is small, stunning and full of features

Several years ago Google X engineer Max Braun published a medium post on a smart mirror he made and now he’s back with a new version that’s smaller and smarter. This is a smart mirror I can get behind though I still find smart mirrors completely frivolous. He published his project on Medium where he explains the process and the ...

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Iran to boost production of uranium enrichment material – state atomic agency

Tehran has said it is revamping its uranium enrichment program, phased out under the nuclear deal. As part of the new build-up, it will boost production of UF6, a gas needed to produce fuel for nuclear reactors and weapons. The move was announced by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which oversees ...

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Apple is introducing a health record API for developers this fall

For all of the news that Apple managed to cram into today’s 135 minute (!) WWDC keynote this morning, the event was actually pretty light on health care updates. It was a bit of a surprise, given how much of a focus the company has put on the space at past events. Apple did announce an interesting health tidbit today ...

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‘Is this not democracy?’: No conditions will make Russia return Crimea to Ukraine rule – Putin

Moscow will never return Crimea to Ukraine, because the republic overwhelmingly opted to reunite with Russia in a free referendum, Vladimir Putin has told Austrian ORF broadcaster, in an exclusive interview. “There are no such conditions and there can never be” for Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine, Putin, who is to visit Austria on Tuesday, said. Russia was forced ...

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Spiritual feeling: Study locates part of brain that deals with the supernatural

A team of US scientists believe they may have discovered the chemical origins of human spirituality in a particular part of the human brain. Religious, supernatural and even meditative moments can create all manner of human reactions, changing people’s emotional and psychological state. And, while supernatural events or incidents stemming from a mystical being on-high remain difficult to explain, scientists ...

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Apple announces a very international group of Apple Design Award winners

On Monday afternoon, June 4, Apple handed out its annual Apple Design Awards onstage at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose. The awards, now in their 21st year, are meant to highlight those apps that set a benchmark for high-quality design, taking into consideration things like the user interface and user experience, originality and other factors that represent those ...

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‘I see no need to hide’: Putin on his shirtless pics that swept the Internet

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he sees no ill in those meme-triggering photos of him enjoying a day-off without his shirt on. There’s no deep meaning, it’s just that he has nothing to hide, Putin told Austrian TV. The Kremlin-released photos of shirtless Putin taking a dip in icy waters, fishing in a mountain lake in Siberia, or that ...

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