Daily Archives: September 27, 2017

Searing summers becoming the new normal in Europe: study

PARIS: Climate change has made the record-breaking temperatures that roasted parts of Europe this summer at least 10 times more likely, scientists reported Wednesday. “We found clear evidence of human influence on this summer´s record warmth, both in the overall summer temperatures and in the heatwave dubbed ‘Lucifer’,” said study co-author Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, a senior researcher at the …

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Twitter tests expanding tweet limit to 280 characters

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters — double the existing limit — in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network. San Francisco-based Twitter said Tuesday that the new limit, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address “a major cause …

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Ford, Lyft will partner to deploy self-driving cars

DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford self-driving vehicles on the ride services company’s network in large numbers by 2021. Ford and Lyft teams will begin working together to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone apps. Ford self-driving test vehicles will be connected to Lyft’s …

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Google celebrates 19th birthday with interactive doodles

(Web Desk) – This year Google turns 19 and in keeping with their tradition, the American multinational tech company offered its users an interactive way to be part of their celebrations. Google’s Doodle for its 19th birthday is a special surprise spinner. Each time the user clicks on the spinner, the doodle takes back the player to one of the …

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Electric car-sharing service to roll into Singapore

SINGAPORE (AFP) – An electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia. BlueSG, a subsidiary of France’s Bollore Group, said that 80 cars and 30 stations where vehicles can be picked up and dropped off would be operational by the end of the …

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This simple hack can help double your tweet character limit

(Web Desk) – A lot of Twitter users have complained over the fixed number of characters that the micro-blogging website allows one to enter in tweets. It was initially derived from SMS format which only permits 140 characters in the single short message. But now it seems that Twitter has planned to drop the 140-character limit in tweets. There are …

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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie finally engaged

After denying engagement rumours this year, Game of Thrones onscreen and now offscreen love birds Kit Harington and Rose Leslie have finally announced their engagement, BBC reported. The two met on the sets while filming the show’s second seasons while playing Jon Snow and Ygritte in 2012. After Leslie’s character was killed off in the fourth season, rumours were abound …

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George Clooney prays for unity as celebs back #TakeAKnee

LOS ANGELES: George Clooney on Tuesday became the latest entertainer to add his voice to a divisive national debate in the US over the rights of Americans to stage silent protests during the playing of the national anthem, saying he was praying for unity. In a short poem, the Oscar-winning actor and director wrote that he was praying for America’s …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle make first official outing at Invictus Games

Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance together Monday, arriving hand in hand for a wheelchair tennis match at Toronto’s Invictus Games. Wearing a black “Invictus Games” polo shirt and jeans, the British royal and American actress Markle — also dressed down in jeans and a white shirt — enjoyed the sun together as …

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Priyanka Chopra among highest paid TV actresses

Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra has made it to the Forbes List of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses in 2017 for the second consecutive time. The Quantico-star secured the eight spot with an estimated earning of $10 million and is once again among the top 10 big earners of the small screen. Priyanka’s description on the list reads, “Bollywood crossover star takes …

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