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It looks like the rain will be coming in a couple of different waves. Tonight: Thunderstorms likely, some with damaging wind, torrential rains and hail mostly ending by about 2am. West winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. On a scale of 1-to-5, we're just at a 1. Thursday: More clouds than sunshine with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms.
  • Season Three of 'Outlander' on Starz Sept. 10

    Season Three of 'Outlander' on Starz Sept. 10

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    Moore ( "Battlestar Galactica", "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" ). The new series will make its debut at 8pm on Starz and is based on Voyager , the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's hit series. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie is dealing with the aftermath of failure at the battle at Culloden and his loss of Claire. Jamie and Claire attempt to work out their lives apart from one another.
  • Amazon Prime Day 2017: Honor 6X 32GB For $199

    Amazon Prime Day 2017: Honor 6X 32GB For $199

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    You can usually find some pretty good deals on smartphones on Amazon most of the time, but the deals are even better during Prime Day . The original Echo model was discounted 50 percent to $89.99 while the smaller Echo Dot was given 30 percent off.
  • New 'Xeon Scalable' processors to push Indian firms go digital: Intel

    New 'Xeon Scalable' processors to push Indian firms go digital: Intel

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    Intel says that it has already begun rolling out the new hardware to customers, with the likes of Google Cloud, AWS and AT&T having already bagged some of the 500,000 units shipped out ahead of Tuesday's official launch . According to Intel, the new platform delivers extreme performance to meet the processing demands for today's enthusiasts in gaming, content creation, virtual reality (VR) and overclocking.
  • House Republicans unveil bill for US-Mexico border wall

    House Republicans unveil bill for US-Mexico border wall

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    The allocation is part of a $44.3 billion funding bill released Tuesday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal 2018, which begins on October 1. Administration officials and congressional Republicans took a pass on forcing the issue in May, but some vowed to fight for the wall this summer and fall.
  • Apple sets up China data center to meet new cybersecurity rules

    Apple sets up China data center to meet new cybersecurity rules

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    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has set up its first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services company, to comply with tougher cybersecurity laws introduced by Beijing last month, it said on Wednesday. Announced on June 1, the new new cyber security law requires foreign firms to store data within the country. Following a change in law, Apple has opened its first data centre in mainland China.
  • Two former La Crosse Loggers to start MLB All-Star Game

    Two former La Crosse Loggers to start MLB All-Star Game

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    For the first time in 15 years, the All-Star Game victor won't determine home-field advantage in the World Series . although the Indians still lost Game 7 at home last season despite Hosmer's heroics. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez went 0-for-2 and was charged with a passed ball trying to catch Red Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel . The commissioner's office selects four more pitchers per league, and three National League reserves and one American League reserve .
  • Microsoft finally killed Windows Phone 8.1

    Microsoft finally killed Windows Phone 8.1

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    Data from AdDuplex ( via The Verge ) suggests that nearly 80% of all Windows-based smartphones are running the now unsupported Windows Phone 8 .1 or even older versions. 11 July 2017, this date marks the day that Microsoft is officially killing support for Windows Phone. Given that the devices ran Windows , many expected the integration between their smartphone and their Windows laptop to feel like one experience but that wasn't the case.
  • Google aims to bring people and AI closer with PAIR

    Google aims to bring people and AI closer with PAIR

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    There are three broad sectors that PAIR is focusing at: Engineering and analysis - For easily building and understanding machine learning systems. And how everyday users can be made AI inclusive, so that they can take advantage of various tools and applications.
  • Some iPhone 8 Features Could Be Disabled At Launch

    Some iPhone 8 Features Could Be Disabled At Launch

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    But even Apple's seemingly more conventional solution isn't quite ready on the software side, so the company might ship the iPhone 8 with wireless charging tech built in, but only enable the feature later once the software has been perfected.
  • Ukraine set to begin talks on joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

    Ukraine set to begin talks on joining North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

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    Crimea should go back to Ukraine-and placing the onus on Russian Federation for taking necessary steps to "de-escalate the situation in Eastern Ukraine", respect the ceasefire, pull back heavy weapons, etc. "The preliminary electronic registration for Russian citizens arriving in Ukraine, or the so-called biometric control, in fact means the introduction of the visa entry regime, and its "wrapping" is not that important", said Klintsevich.
  • WiTricity brings wireless power to new Dell laptop

    WiTricity brings wireless power to new Dell laptop

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    Which is where things get a bit weird, because the Latitude 7285 starts at US$1,199, but the Wireless Charging Keyboard costs $379.99 and the Charging Mat is another $199.99. The device is a transformer, which can be used as a laptop and as a tablet. The Latitude 7285 is optimized throughout for wireless computing. In terms of ports and connectivity, the laptop will feature two Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C ports as well as an option for support of Dell's Active Pen.