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New York Times
Uber, Mired in Corporate Scandals, Sees Uptick in Bookings
New York Times
In the second quarter, gross bookings for Uber, based in San Francisco, rose to $8.7 billion, up 17 percent from the previous quarter. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has spent the past eight months reeling from a series of ...

The Express Tribune
Extensive arsenic contamination in high-pH unconfined aquifers in the Indus Valley
Science Advances
Arsenic-contaminated aquifers are currently estimated to affect ~150 million people around the world. However, the full extent of the problem remains elusive. This is also the case in Pakistan, where previous studies focused on isolated areas. Using a ...

Tech Advisor
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - Live Stream, Release Date, UK Price, Specs & Design
Tech Advisor
There is just over an hour to go until Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 8. Check back at 4pm to watch the Note 8 live stream and read full details on what it is, when it's coming out and how much it costs. In the meantime, read up on what to expect from ...

Washington Post
The SpaceX spacesuit Elon Musk just revealed looks absolutely nothing like his competitor's
Washington Post
Astronauts traveling aboard Elon Musk's Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest to launch crewed ...

Android Headlines
Rumor: Google Pixel 2 Will Launch On October 5 With SD836
Android Headlines
It seems like the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel XL 2 will launch on October 5, at least according to Evan Blass aka @evleaks. The tipster not only said that the next-gen Pixel devices will arrive on October 5, but he also suggested that the two ...

Washington Post
FTC clears Amazon.com purchase of Whole Foods
Washington Post
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday gave the green light to Amazon.com's purchase of Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7 billion. The regulator announced that it will not undertake any further investigation of the acquisition, which is ...

The Verge
Nikon's new D850 has 45.7 megapixels and enough features to tempt Canon shooters
The Verge
Nikon has a new full-frame DSLR: the D850. Announced today, the D850 is a monster of a camera in terms of specs, and it's one that will cost accordingly — the retail price is $3,299 for just the body when it goes on sale in September. The pro-level D5 ...

Washington Post
Missed the solar eclipse? You won't have to wait too long for the next one.
Washington Post
The 2017 solar eclipse is now history. If you missed the big event or, like me, regret not traveling to the path of totality to watch the sun go completely dark, not to worry — you'll have another chance in less than seven years. The United States ...

TechCrunch
Facebook's Andrew Bosworth is taking over the company's consumer hardware efforts
TechCrunch
Veteran Facebook exec Andrew “Boz” Bosworth is taking over consumer hardware efforts at the company, including projects under groups like Building 8 and Oculus. The announcement was made internally by Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer, Business ...

PlayStation LifeStyle
Mei Stars in Latest Overwatch Cinematic Called Rise and Shine
PlayStation LifeStyle
Blizzard premiered a new Overwatch cinematic during their gamescom 2017 press conference today. The cinematic short called Rise and Shine starred popular character Mei, and features the scientist overcoming the odds. Watch the Rise and Shine ...

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