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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the spacecraft is scheduled to lift off sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EDT or 1100 to 1300 GMT from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. "As the launch is the first time a large NRO spacecraft has flown aboard a Falcon 9 , it has been hard to compare NROL-76 to previous launches". This is SpaceX's first major national security payload since being certified by the US Air Force to launch government payloads.
  • Amazon Unveils a New Echo with a Touchscreen

    Amazon Unveils a New Echo with a Touchscreen

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    The Echo Show is the most expensive of Amazon's Echo devices at $229.99, but if you buy a pair of them, you now get $100 off. The Echo Show is touch screen display , something that was missing from its predecessor . Consumers who ordered an Echo Show do not need a review pundit to tell them too. You can use Amazon's new service to connect with any contact that has enabled Alexa calling on their Echo , Echo Dot, Echo Show or the Alexa app .
  • Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

    Trump Comments on Fuel Taxes for Highway Infrastructure

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    Just five per cent said that they would, while the rest did not offer an opinion. The American people don't need to give any more money to Trump's family when he continues to take so much from them, including every single time the president goes golfing at Mar-a-Lago.
  • Amazon's Latest Alexa-Enabled Device Has a Screen

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    Amazon has dominated the voice-controlled speaker market. With Alexa calling and messaging, you'll soon be able to send voice messages or place calls to anyone with the Alexa app installed on Android or iOS phones, along with those who have supported Echo devices.
  • Memory chip demand hands Samsung three year quarterly profits high

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    Samsung expects to continue growing on the back of the memory chip business in the second quarter, driven by demand for high-density DRAM and solid-state drives (SSDs) in the server market. Investors have called for more transparency in the group's decision-making process, with U.S. hedge fund Elliott suggesting splitting Samsung Electronics into a holdings firm and an operating unit.
  • New South Korea president says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

    New South Korea president says he is willing to visit Pyongyang

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    The left-leaning Moon has long led opinion surveys in an election triggered by the ouster in March of former President Park Geun-hye, who is now in jail while on trial for corruption charges. The North has carried out two nuclear tests and a series of missile launches since the start of past year in its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the USA mainland.
  • "Amazon Launches 'Echo Show,' A $230 Alexa Speaker With A 7" Screen

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    The idea for a smart digital display isn't new: The Chumby attempted to perform similar functions almost a decade ago, but ultimately the technology wasn't quite there yet. Assuming most households have Wi-Fi, it's not hard to see a device like the Echo stepping in to fill the landline void. Amazon says the Show will be able to stream video clips, but doesn't mention the ability to watch full TV episodes or movies.
  • Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

    Trudeau congratulates Macron on election as French president

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    To compete, " en Marche " has rebranded itself is now rebranding itself " La Republique en Marche " (Republic on the Move), as it prepares a list of candidates. The last time France had "cohabitation" was during in 1997-2002 under President Jacques Chirac, who described the setup as a state of "paralysis". For his part, Antonio Tajani, European Parliament president, told AFP "we have received a vote of confidence from France in the European Union".
  • Moon Jae-in sworn in as president of South Korea

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    Moon, who narrowly lost to Park in the last presidential election, in 2012, favors dialogue with North Korea to ease rising tension over its accelerating nuclear and missile program. His election will end the political turmoil in South Korea, which was primarily caused by the impeachment of former President Park Geun-hye due to allegations of corruption.
  • In a divided France, challenges await President-elect Macron

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    Casting a blank ballot - traditionally used by disgruntled French voters as a protest vote - usually increases in the second round. Macron beat Le Pen by 66% to 34% on a platform of market-friendly reform and closer European integration. However, it should be clear that Mr Macron's election is not the end of the story. He now needs to win over the French people. "French voters have averted the catastrophe of a Marine Le Pen presidency".
  • Amazon's Echo Show Is The Improved Personal Assistant

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    The Echo Show will also be able to make phone calls between other Alexa powered devices thanks to the personal AI assistant. It's pretty insane. It does everything the original Echo does, but it also has a screen that allows Alexa to, well, show you things.