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Sci-tech Bill Murray could play Joe Maddon in Cubs movie
Author: 0 Bill Murray could play Joe Maddon in Cubs movie

The idea seemed to impress Maddon when asked about the possibility of having Murray play him on the big screen. He was there at Progressive Field to witness the incredible Game 7 victory that finally put an end the Cubs' 108-year curse, celebrating with the team on the field and in the locker room.

Sci-tech Ford Super Duty Limited Gets a Texas Debut
Author: 0 Ford Super Duty Limited Gets a Texas Debut

But what does Ford give you to justify charging S-Class prices for a pickup truck? Heavy duty trucks are more capable, and expensive, than ever. The new Limited trimline for the 2018 Ford Super Duty is available on the F250, the F350 and the F450, and while you can select single or dual rear wheels (on applicable models), this new premium package only comes with the Crew Cab, four wheel drive and the 6.7L PowerStroke diesel V8 engine is standard.

Sci-tech FCC pressures Apple to activate FM chip in its iPhones
Author: 0 FCC pressures Apple to activate FM chip in its iPhones

The FM chip has been an unknown part of smartphones for some time, and Pai has made a point in recent years to push phone makers to activate those chips, saying they can provide life-saving help during a crisis. However, Apple is the last holdout. "I don't believe the FCC has the power to issue a mandate like that, and more generally I believe it's best to sort this issue out in the marketplace".

Sci-tech Google Assistant for Android TV launches first on SHIELD TV
Author: 0 Google Assistant for Android TV launches first on SHIELD TV

To commemorate the Google Assistant integration, Nvidia is offering 3 months of free YouTube Red to the users. Additionally, you will also be able to see your Google Photos, calendar events, and other details directly on Android TV. And the recent price drop for the basic Shield TV-plus-remote price down to $180 for makes it an even more attractive option. The Assistant is also contextually aware.

Sci-tech Nearly 90 percent of American adults watched the eclipse last month
Author: 0 Nearly 90 percent of American adults watched the eclipse last month

Total solar eclipses happen only about every 18 months , when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun on its orbit around our planet. In this view of the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, captured from Wyoming, a solar flare is visible on the upper right quadrant of the sun's surface.

Sci-tech Apple Reportedly Expresses Interest In Buying Advanced LCD From Japan Display
Author: 0 Apple Reportedly Expresses Interest In Buying Advanced LCD From Japan Display

The new display technology matches and exceeds some of the benefits offered by OLED displays. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is looking into LCD displays made by Japan Display that can offer a similar, bezel-free design. That would modernize the lineup and reduce Apple's reliance on Samsung, its greatest rival that also happens to produce the OLED screens on the iPhone X.

Sci-tech Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer #2 Released by Rockstar Games
Author: 0 Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer #2 Released by Rockstar Games

The new trailer seems to show a lot of in-engine footage detailed the story of how Arthur Morgan (apparently the game's new protagonist) is being pursued across the West by the law and some debtors. This is the first game Rockstar has built from the ground up for the latest generation of consoles, and they explained that they needed some extra time is needed to deliver what fans are expecting from the upcoming open-world title.

Author: 0 SWFL couple stranded in Puerto Rico

Some of the local Salvation Army workers have family in Puerto Rico , or have lived there themselves. Hernandez complimented the hardworking airline employees for getting them home, but fighting to get on a flight was a two-day ordeal. The Federal Aviation Administration said most of the airport's radar and navigation equipment, damaged by the storm, is now operational. Democratic Sen.

Sci-tech Amazon launches a new $69 Fire TV
Author: 0 Amazon launches a new $69 Fire TV

That's the case for Philips Hue - probably the best smart lighting platform available - and to prove the point, while stocks last you'll get a Hue bulb with your new Echo Plus . Assuming you have both, you'll be able to ask Alexa to turn on a specific show or network, pause or play the show, and more. The device will cost $130 and ship in December in the U.S.

Sci-tech Apple starts fixing bugs with the first iOS 11 update
Author: 0 Apple starts fixing bugs with the first iOS 11 update

Anticipation for the iPhone X has still been high, even before it was formally announced. This could be due to the fact that all of this year's iPhone come with wireless charging support, which might have forced Apple to make space internally to accommodate it.

Sci-tech IPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Author: 0 IPhone X battery larger than iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The larger battery pack in the iPhone X should translate to more battery life than both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus . Doesn't anyone find it amusing that only Apple's iPhones experience production problems every year with the Taiwan supply chain? Meanwhile, many iPhone 8 early adopters will have to navigate the issues arriving on the newly released iPhone 8 .

Author: 0 CT man trying to reach family in Puerto Rico

She said other families living with small children on the island are desperate for any type of help. He still has at least 30 family members living on the island. Facebook has created products over the past few years to help in times of crisis - its Safety Check feature, for example, lets users check in when they're in a disaster zone to let friends and family know they are safe.

Sci-tech We found an easier way to get Twitter's new 280-character limit
Author: 0 We found an easier way to get Twitter's new 280-character limit

So, unless you're wise enough to have disposed of all social media and moved to a cave upstate, you've probably heard that Twitter is experimenting with a new 280-character tweet limit. The silver lining on this cloud is that the extra characters will give marketers a little more room to do this, while still putting out effective marketing messaging.

Sci-tech Fortnite's Battle Royale Had Over One Million Players at Launch
Author: 0 Fortnite's Battle Royale Had Over One Million Players at Launch

Epic Games said the issues has been resolved but now another error has popped up that isn't allowing players to get into a game in a timely manner. The company has made no attempt at hiding its influence from PUBG but Epic does make some welcome changes that help Fortnite: Battle Royale remain fresh and stand apart from other games.

Sci-tech Donald Trump: We are doing a good job in Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Donald Trump: We are doing a good job in Puerto Rico

Most of the people who want to stay have to start from zero. Puerto Rico's energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly Hurricane Maria that the entire system is down. "I think we've done a very good job ". One Foley mother says she's been anxious sick since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last week because her daughter, son in law and four grandkids are stuck on the island.

Sci-tech Elusive Giant Rat Observed in Solomon Islands
Author: 0 Elusive Giant Rat Observed in Solomon Islands

Researchers found one that had been injured in a logging operation in the Solomon Islands. "I was excited because I had just started my Ph.D., and I'd read a lot of books about people who go on adventures and discover new species". It is brown-haired, with wide hind feet and curved claws, and measures up to a foot and a half from nose to tail. The rat's giant size and possum-like tree-dwelling lifestyle can be traced back to its island home.

Sci-tech Another breakthrough: Scientists detect fourth gravitational wave
Author: 0 Another breakthrough: Scientists detect fourth gravitational wave

S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno. LIGO has transitioned into a second-generation gravitational-wave detector, known as Advanced LIGO, that consists of two identical interferometers. Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity, but the first hard evidence of their existence came only in 2015, when two USA detectors found the first such signal.

Sci-tech LG K7i with 'Mosquito away' technology launched in India at Rs 7990
Author: 0 LG K7i with 'Mosquito away' technology launched in India at Rs 7990

You heard it right, this device gonna replace our traditional "mosquito repellent" machines soon from the households. LG also confirmed that the K7i is made for the Indian market. Android Nougat is pre-installed. The smartphone has 16GB of internal storage, and the storage can be expanded further with a microSD card. It comes with fingerprint sensor on its back side.

Sci-tech Foley Woman Says Her Family Is Stuck In Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Foley Woman Says Her Family Is Stuck In Puerto Rico

That includes the Quakenbohs - an eight-member family who has been living and working in Puerto Rico for about a year as missionaries. The senator said that the island has experienced a 100 percent power outage, a 100 percent communications outage and significant infrastructure damage.