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Even as Beryl approaches Maria-battered and still recovering Puerto Rico from the south early Monday as a tropical storm, few were ignoring the threat two days out. Martin and St. Barthelemy. By Tuesday, the storm is forecast to degenerate but could still produce some gusty winds and heavy rain over Puerto Rico and Hispaniola.
  • Florida panhandle braces as Alberto approaches

    Florida panhandle braces as Alberto approaches

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    Forecasters also warned that the storm could drop 2 inches of rain in SC, up to 4 inches in isolated areas, and cause flooding. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, webcams showed beaches beginning to fill up as the storm's track shifted slightly east away from the region, but red flags on the beach warned beachgoers to stay out of the rough water.
  • Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast

    Alberto forms in the Caribbean, heavy rains forecast

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    Hurricane season in the Atlantic basin officially begins on June 1. Their forecast for Central Florida said to expect a 40 percent chance of showers after noon today with east-southeast wind 5 to 15 miles per hour. Note the heavy rain that will fall along and to the east of the tropical storm. Subtropical Storm Alberto was "meandering over the northwestern Caribbean Sea" Friday afternoon, causing unsafe surf and rip current conditions on the Yucatan and the west coast of Cuba, ...
  • Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

    Asteroid as big as football field will fly by Earth

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    The jumbo jet-sized space rock is set to skim by Earth on Tuesday night. This isn't a particularly large Asteroid , it measures 197 to 427-feet. Daniel Bamberger , at London's Northolt Branch Observatories , said: "We imaged this object twice".
  • SpaceX's new Falcon 9 just landed perfectly, and it's a game-changer

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    The recoverable Block-5 booster is created to be reused at least 10 times with minimal refurbishment between flights, allowing more frequent launches at lower cost - a key to the SpaceX business model. Ultimately, the Block 5 will be the rocket SpaceX depends upon to send humans to the International Space Station. The BFR will fly individuals and also freight to Mars, yet it will certainly likewise introduce satellites to Planet orbit, tidy up room scrap, lug travelers on superfast ...
  • The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

    The final design of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches today

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    The so-called Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to meet NASA's requirements for human spaceflight, and SpaceX plans to reuse it as many as 10 times. Company officials have said the Block 5 model could potentially be used up to 10 times or more, while the current Falcon 9s have never been used more than twice.
  • Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

    Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

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    The first new feature that's heading to Google Maps this summer is the " For You " section. Here, users will be shown recommendations of places and businesses in their area, especially those that are brand new or are "trending" based on Google's data.
  • Google launches auto-complete sentences in Gmail

    Google launches auto-complete sentences in Gmail

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    Google Pay lets you quickly and easily request and send money through Gmail . You can take a look at the feature in action below. Whereas Smart Reply offered some simple phrases you could select and then edit as required, Smart Compose suggests complete sentences as you type.
  • Waymo self-driving SUV involved in crash in Chandler, Arizona

    Waymo self-driving SUV involved in crash in Chandler, Arizona

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    It seems like the tech giants are struggling with the safe testing of the self-driving vehicles . However, the information on what actions the Waymo minivan took after the sedan chose to swerved for avoiding another collision. Twitter user Matt Jaffee posted a photo of the accident scene at 3:40 p.m. PT. Jaffee tweeted: "Right now: Pretty gnarly crash with an @Waymo van in Chandler, AZ".
  • Apple is making more money in India than ever

    Apple is making more money in India than ever

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    There had been concern that Apple would be negatively impacted by slow sales of its iPhone X, but the firm sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March, up from 51 million a year earlier - only just missing Wall Street expectations of 52.3 million.
  • Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

    Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps

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    Finally, Instagram says it's testing video chats within the app . Starting today, Spotify users can display a song, album, or playlist on their Instagram Stories by simply clicking the "share" option within the Spotify app. It seems like every week, Instagram adds a new feature to its app. Building on that success, the new Explore design is adding topic channels to uncover content on your personal interests and tastes as well as offer more control over content.
  • Facebook Is Advertising Its New Privacy Features On Google

    Facebook Is Advertising Its New Privacy Features On Google

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    The feature would be for finding long-term relationships, "not just hook-ups", he said . On Tuesday morning, Facebook also suddenly began offering users an option to flag every post in News Feeds and elsewhere as hate speech. Facebook is launching a dating feature. Zuckerberg also said that Facebook's new political advertisement features - which will vet anyone who wants to buy ads and highlight them to avoid confusion with non-advertising content - are more transparent than "TV ...
  • Unannounced Nokia X Spotted with Notch on Nokia's Official Page

    Unannounced Nokia X Spotted with Notch on Nokia's Official Page

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    The phones will also be sold in offline stores in the Indian market . However, HMD Global is now sending out invites for an event in China which will take place on May 16th. The Nokia 1 runs Android Oreo (Go edition) - tailored to provide a Google operating system for devices with 1GB RAM or less. The smartphone features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS LCD panel with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
  • Australia steps up to protect Barrier Reef

    Australia steps up to protect Barrier Reef

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    The Great Barrier Reef is a critical national asset, contributing $A6.4-billion (R60billion) a year to the economy. The funds will go toward combating water pollution, predatory coral-eating starfish, increasing public awareness and reef monitoring, as well as modifying surrounding businesses so that they are more environmentally sound, Turnbull's office said .
  • Bob Dorough, creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock,' has died

    Bob Dorough, creator of 'Schoolhouse Rock,' has died

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    He told NPR back in 2013 that his boss approached him because his sons couldn't remember "their times tables - yet they sing along with Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, and they get their words". Then-ABC executive Michael Eisner turned the songs into a series of animated videos that appeared between Saturday morning cartoon shows for 12 years.
  • GM and Volvo Team with Amazon Prime for Trunk Delivery

    GM and Volvo Team with Amazon Prime for Trunk Delivery

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    To that end, the tech giant has introduced another delivery option for Prime customers that will allow them to have packages delivered directly to their vehicles. "Receiving a package securely and reliably in your vehicle, without you having to be there, is something we think many people will appreciate", said Atlif Rafiq, Chief Digital Officer at Volvo Cars.
  • Amazon Echo Spot launched in India, a smart speaker with circular display

    Amazon Echo Spot launched in India, a smart speaker with circular display

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    Weighing around 419g, the Echo supports Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity. Echo Spot also includes a front-facing camera through which users can start Alexa-to-Alexa voice-controlled video calls or send a message. Many other deals are available for those buying more than one Echo device. The Echo Spot can play videos from news channels such as Aaj Tak , India Today , NDTV and Times Now .