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Google is expected to unveil two Nexus devices this year – at least according to some recent reports – including the HTC Nexus 9 tablet and the Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone. The Nexus 9 has been found listed in code as the “HTC T1″ according to some leaks and it may launch a lot sooner than people expect, @upleaks says. FROM EARLIER: The Nexus 9’s beastly 64-bit processor may have just been unveiled “HTC T1 will be released before Oct. 9,” the Chinese leaker tweeted, without revealing any other details about it. The same source has, however, shared Nexus 9 specs and features in past leaks, revealing that the HTC tablet is also known as the HTC T1 internally. Assuming the tablet will launch on
Australia's Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships Friday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement. McEvoy swam the race of his life to hit the wall in the third-best time this year of 47.82 seconds ahead of US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian (48.30) and dual world champion James Magnussen (48.36). Only McEvoy, runner-up to fellow Australian Magnussen in the event at last month's Glasgow Commonwealth Games, bettered his preliminary time of 48.49sec from the morning heats to pull off a career-best victory.
- Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he had no doubt that this year's controversial inaugural Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will go ahead as planned in early October. Speaking to reporters in the paddock at Belgian Grand Prix practice, the 83-year-old Briton said he and Formula One would respect their contract with the promoters.
Nancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was discharged earlier this week from Emory University Hospital after doctors said her symptoms had eased and blood and urine tests showed no evidence of the virus. Dr. Kent Brantly, who also was stricken with Ebola in Liberia, was released on Thursday. "She's tired and trying to rest," her son Jeremy told NBC. She seems pretty happy." Speaking alongside his brother Brian, he said the family has experienced "the lowest of lows and at the same time the highest of highs" since Writebol contracted the Ebola virus in July while working for a Christian mission organization in Liberia, grappling first with her potential death and later her recovery.
Futures initially lost ground after Ukrainian authorities said trucks from a Russian aid convoy had crossed into Ukraine without permission, which it termed a "flagrant violation" of international law and as the country appealed to the international community to condemn Russia's actions as illegal and aggressive. Market participants will closely monitor a speech Yellen is due to make at a policymakers' meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for insights into how soon interest rates may be raised. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is also expected to speak.
- Australia's Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement. McEvoy swam the race of his life to hit the wall in the third-best time this year of 47.82 seconds ahead of US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian (48.30) and dual world champion James Magnussen (48.36). Phelps led to the turn before finishing fourth in 48.51sec, which clinched his place on the US team for the event at next year's world championships.
In this photo by Bullit Marquez, Japanese koi swim under paddling ducks at a zoo in the Philippines. Malabon Zoo owner Manny Tangco said he has opened the new koi collection to honor Filipinos who work abroad because the fish are said to symbolize perseverance. The launching of the new attraction comes in time for National Heroes' Day on Monday. About one in 10 Filipinos works abroad, supporting their families and the Philippine economy with the money they send home. The government often refers to Filipino workers overseas as the country's "new heroes."
Motorola is reportedly going to launch up to eight devices this year, including the company’s upcoming flagship that will be known as the Moto X+1. While we’ve seen plenty of purported leaked pics of the X+1 in the past, the best Moto X+1 leak came on Thursday from @evleaks, who posted it as a retirement gift from his leaking career. FROM EARLIER: The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall The image, available below, shows what look like press renders of the Verizon-branded Moto X+1. From the looks of it, the top phone will be available in a variety of options including plastic and wood when it comes to rear shell options. The phone will also
By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - IBM will help China's largest server vendor Inspur International design server systems, the two companies said on Friday, an unexpected development in what has been a politically charged rivalry in the Chinese technology market. Since last year Inspur has aggressively marketed its servers to Chinese state-owned firms as a replacement for IBM (International Business Machines Corp) systems while U.S.-China relations have worsened dramatically over mutual suspicions of cyber-spying. Inspur shares soared in late May after it told Chinese news outlets that its servers had begun to replace the U.S. The Chinese firm has coined the term "I2I" - IBM to Inspur - as a marketing catchphrase.
By Shivam Srivastava BANGALORE (Reuters) - India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. The tropical southern state of Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcohol-free within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, quoted in local media, said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". An resident of Kerala typically drinks about 8.3 liters of alcohol per year, more than double the national average.
Trucks from a Russian aid convoy are moving into Ukraine, after the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Kiev of obstruction and announced its convoy would no longer wait at the border for permission to enter. “Our convoy with humanitarian aid is starting to move in the direction of Luhansk,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website Friday, according to Russian outlet RT. There was no immediate official response from the government in Kiev, which had previously warned that any unauthorized entry into Ukraine would be seen as an act of aggression. Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, the head of Ukraine's SBU security service, told the BBC that Russia's decision amounted to a "direct invasion."
(Reuters) - Automation and increasingly sophisticated computers have boosted demand for both highly educated and low-skilled workers around the globe, while eroding demand for middle-skilled jobs, according to research to be presented to global central bankers on Friday. "(W)hile computerization has strongly contributed to employment polarization, we would not generally expect these employment changes to culminate in wage polarization except in tight labor markets," Autor wrote. Any long-term strategy to take advantage of advances in computers should rely heavily on investments in human capital to produce "skills that are complemented rather than substituted by technology," he said. Recounting the long history of laborers vilifying technological advances, Autor argues that most such narratives underestimate the fact that computers often complement rather than replace the jobs of higher-skilled workers.
By Nick Carey and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago. Police, who were widely criticized for using heavy-handed tactics to quell earlier protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, made only isolated arrests as local clergy and civic leaders worked to keep protests orderly. In an apparent sign of easing tensions, Captain Ron Johnson, a black State Highway Patrol officer placed in command last week after the criticism of the local police, said a drawdown of National Guard troops would begin on Friday. Governor Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard deployment to help quell the looting and vandalism that have accompanied the nightly protest rallies over Brown's death on Aug. 9, but the troops have largely kept a low profile.
A haboob swept through California’s Coachella Valley on Thursday, August 21, blanketing Palm Springs in dust. The dust storm made for dangerous driving conditions while the 40mph winds that fuelled the haboob downed trees in Palm Springs. This video shows the storm rolling across Indio. Credit: Facebook/Jessika Atkins
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Steve-O, one of the stars of the TV show "Jackass," could face criminal charges after he defaced a San Diego highway sign with a green banner that left it reading: "SeaWorld Sucks," officials said on Thursday. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc has called the documentary "inaccurate and misleading." "I'm putting my foot down for Shamu," Steve-O says in his video, referring to SeaWorld's most famous orca. Screw you SeaWorld." The 40-year-old British-born actor, whose name is Stephen Glover, encouraged supporters to share the two-minute film on social media using the hashtag #SeaworldSucks. SeaWorld spokesman David Koontz said the organization has no comment on the prank, which apparently took place in May. Last week SeaWorld said it will nearly double the size of its San Diego killer whale tank and expand similar enclosures in Florida and Texas amid the criticism.
By Jim Finkle and Nadia Damouni BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fraudsters are targeting JPMorgan Chase & Co customers in an email "phishing" campaign that is unusual because it attempts to collect credentials for that bank and also infect PCs with a virus that steals passwords from other institutions. The campaign, dubbed "Smash and Grab," was launched on Tuesday with a widely distributed email that urged recipients to click to view a secure message from JPMorgan, according to security researchers with corporate email provider Proofpoint Inc. JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. "It looks like they sent it out to lots of people in hopes that some of them might be JPMorgan Chase customers,” said bank spokeswoman Trish Wexler. Users who click on a malicious link are asked to enter credentials for accessing accounts with JPMorgan.