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  • Russia to train female fighter pilots

    August 13, 2017 2:13 PM 51

    Russia is to accept female fighter pilots into its Air Force for the first time since the World War Two. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said women were being accepted after the military received "hundreds of letters" expressing interest in enrolling. There will be 15 women in the first group, which starts training in October, Mr Shoigu said. During WWII, Russian

  • Former Google VP Megan Smith on biases in tech industry

    August 11, 2017 1:34 PM 20

    For safety reasons, Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled a meeting meant to address a controversial memo. The 10-page document written by former employee James Damore criticized the tech giant's diversity initiatives. Pichai said the company needs to "step back and create a better set of conditions for us to have the discussion." Megan Smith, former vice president

  • Firefox is getting VR support tomorrow

    August 7, 2017 9:42 PM 29

    Chrome still supports the most VR platforms though Firefox, which was revamped in June with a speed boost, is going for the gold here. Its latest version, Firefox 55, is set to come out on August 8th complete with VR support. Firefox will be joining the ranks of Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, which also added web-based VR functionality this past year. Web-based

  • 3 Marines missing after aircraft crashes off Australian coast

    August 5, 2017 2:20 PM 29

    SYDNEY -- Search and rescue operations were underway for three U.S. Marines who were missing after their Osprey aircraft crashed into the sea off the east coast of Australia on Saturday while trying to land. The Marine base Camp Butler in Japan said in a statement that 23 of 26 service members onboard the aircraft had been rescued, and the search continues

  • Trump, senators to unveil bill to cut legal immigration to U.S

    August 2, 2017 3:15 PM 27

    WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and two Republican senators on Wednesday will unveil a plan at the White House to overhaul the rules for legal immigrants, a proposal that would slash numbers overall and focus on skilled immigrants, the White House said. Trump will discuss his support for a bill developed by senators Tom Cotton

  • Teen jumps out of plane emergency door at San Francisco International

    August 2, 2017 5:36 AM 24

    A 17-year-old boy opened the emergency door of a plane minutes after it landed here Tuesday, slid down the wing and jumped onto the tarmac, authorities said. The teen, a U.S. citizen, was flying by himself from Panama City, Panama, to San Francisco International and appeared to be in emotional distress during the flight, said San Francisco Airport spokesman

  • Microsoft starts shipping its own keyboard with built-in Windows Hello sign-in

    July 31, 2017 1:42 PM 58

    Microsoft is rolling out its own Windows Hello-compatible keyboard for Windows 10 devices. And it's unsurprisingly consolidating its mobile-keyboard strategy around SwiftKey. Microsoft has begun shipping its previously announced new keyboard with built-in Windows Hello fingerprint sign-in. The Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID enables Windows

  • Priebus the latest official to leave Trump administration

    July 29, 2017 12:24 AM 38

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reince Priebus, who was replaced on Friday as White House chief of staff, is the latest in a string of officials who have left or been pushed out of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. Following is a partial list of officials who have been fired, have left the administration or were nominated by Trump for a position but did not take the job. * Philip

  • Balloon festival takes to skies near Trump golf course

    July 28, 2017 8:24 PM 79

    A balloon with a painting of the U.S. Constitution is among those that will fly in the skies near President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course during a festival this weekend. The 35th annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning starts Friday at the Solberg Airport in Readington. That's about seven miles from Trump's Bedminster golf course

  • Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to file nomination for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today

    July 28, 2017 12:50 AM 38

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today at 11 a.m. The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that party chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya