Science 

Mike Pence: U.S. Stands 'Shoulder to Shoulder' With Egypt in Fight Against Terror

Pence and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against Mideast terrorism More (CAIRO) — Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade, began a trip through the region after leaving behind a government shutdown in Washington. Pence told reporters he raised the issue of two Americans who have been imprisoned for several years in Egypt, and that el-Sissi said “he would give personal attention” to…

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Sport 

Stoke 2 – Huddersfield 0: Paul Lambert jumps for joy after first win in charge

Safe to say the Scot – who claimed he had not slept since his surprise appointment on Monday – would have had no such problems dropping off last night.  For starters Lambert must have been absolutely knackered, having kicked every ball and made every tackle from his worn-out technical area.  But if that was not enough to ensure a decent kip then three vital three points, secured courtesy of Allen and Diouf’s second half strikes, provided the perfect knockout remedy.  In keeping with their hyperactive leader, struggling Stoke were pumped…

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Sport 

Man Utd and Arsenal agree straight swap deal for Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United was thought to have been held up by Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s move in the opposite direction to Arsenal. It was claimed the two clubs had decided to divide the deals to work on them separately, with Sanchez moving to Old Trafford for a fee in the region of £35million. However, sensational new reports from BBC journalist David Ornstein claim the two sides have come to an agreement for a straight swap deal with no fees. “Exclusive: Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees move to Arsenal…

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Technology 

Facebook shirks responsibility, says experts can’t be trusted – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. An expert in responsibility avoidance? Paul Marotta/Getty Images The man whose mission it is, this year, to fix Facebook would prefer you to do it for him. All of you. All of you who can be bothered to answer surveys on Facebook, that is. This is the remedy CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered on Friday for deciding which media outlets are trustworthy sources of information. Zuckerberg said that in order to combat “sensationalism, misinformation and polarization,”…

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Entertainment 

Xbox One X games reveal, PS4 Pro boost and new elite controller news

Xbox One X games news of late has been dominated by reports on what new enhanced titles might be coming soon from Microsoft. The tech giant is known to have fallen behind Sony’s PS4 Pro when it comes to exclusives in 2017, and fans are hungry to find out what will be coming next. Some of these will come from first-party exclusives, while others will be launching from other big publishers. It was recently announced that Monster Hunter World would be providing enhanced support for the Xbox One X and…

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Technology 

Astell & Kern’s music player supercharges headphone sound – CNET

If you crave uber clarity you’ve come to the right place: the Astell & Kern Kann will take your music to the next level. The company has dominated the high-quality portable music player market for years, and when you hold the Kann in your hands you’ll start to understand why. Measuring a tidy 1 by 2.8 by 4.6 inches (26 by 71 by 115 mm) and weighing a not-inconsiderable 9.8 ounces (278 grams), it feels like it’s crafted from a solid piece of metal. Astell & Kern’s Kann music player.…

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Science 

Charles Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Is Denied Parole

One of late cult leader Charles Manson‘s youngest followers will remain in prison, after California Gov. Jerry Brown again denied her request for parole. Leslie Van Houten, now 68, was 19 when she and other members of the Manson “family” killed Rosemary and Leno LaBianca on Aug. 10, 1969, two in a brutal string of murders carried out by the cult that month. Van Houten is currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, though she has twice been recommended for parole by the California Board of Parole Hearings, according…

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Technology 

Watch a pilot battle incredible winds to secure a landing – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. The aircraft, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. Pacific Press From time to time, it’s worth pausing to consider how humans can still expertly control machines. Before the other way around becomes more common, you understand. One of the more spectacular places to enjoy — or, depending on your perspective, endure — the spectacle of a human manipulating a machine is Germany’s Dusseldorf airport. The landing strips there are prone to severe crosswinds.  Last…

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Thousands join second Women’s March as focus shifts to voting

NEW YORK CITY — Hundreds of thousands gathered around the nation Saturday, wielding signs and sporting pink hats, at Women’s Marches in numerous cities around the U.S. — the second such protest since Donald Trump entered the White House. The largest marches appeared to take place in Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, but groups also amassed in Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, as well as Montgomery, Alabama, and many other towns and cities all over the country. Some, though not all, were officially sanctioned by the larger Women’s…

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