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Facebook makes Safety Check a permanent feature

Tuesday  00:03,   22 august 2017
Engadget

<p>Facebook is acting on its promise to make Safety Check a permanent feature. The social network is rolling out a dedicated Safety Check hub that helps you find any ongoing crisis without first being prompted to declare yourself as safe.[...]

USA forgets its troubles as solar eclipse captivates nation

Monday  23:42,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

A summer of shock — threats of nuclear war from North Korea, neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville — was graced by a few hours of awe, as Americans marveled Monday at their first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since Woodrow Wilson was in the[...]

USA forgets its troubles as solar eclipse captivates nation

Monday  23:40,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

A summer of shock — threats of nuclear war from North Korea, neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville — was graced by a few hours of awe, as Americans marveled Monday at their first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since Woodrow Wilson was in the[...]

Moon trolls sun on Twitter in solar cyber spat

Monday  22:55,   21 august 2017
Reuters

<p>As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions of people watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century.</p>As if a solar eclipse [...]

When is the next total solar eclipse?

Monday  22:32,   21 august 2017
Vox.com

Total solar eclipses like the one crossing America today are beautiful, but they’re tragically fleeting. Totality, when the sun is completely covered by the moon, lasts just a few minutes. And the whole thing — from the start of the partial eclipse [...]

‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ sales jump more than 500%

Monday  22:31,   21 august 2017
New York Daily News

People across the United States are turning around with bright eyes Monday to catch the total solar eclipse — and turns out, they're all listening with bright ears to Bonnie Tyler. Tyler's classic '80s hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart" has[...]

Twitter's #FakeEclipseFacts will lead you astray

Monday  22:21,   21 august 2017
CNET

What does the total solar eclipse have to do with gum, horror movies, haircuts and Earth, Wind &amp; Fire? Let Twitter tell you with #FakeEclipseFacts.Now it's time to investigate the lighter side of the historic celestial event with a romp[...]

Radio Host Says Eclipse a Sign of Apocalypse

Monday  22:06,   21 august 2017
Newsweek

Pastor Paul Begley said the water would turn blood red and the sun would turn dark.A U.S. radio host broadcast from Indiana has told his listeners that Monday’s solar eclipse and the problems involving the U.S. and North Korea are predictors of the[...]

Microsoft’s New Xbox One X Goes Up for Pre-Order

Monday  20:36,   21 august 2017
Variety

Microsoft is giving Xbox fans a first chance to order the next version of the company’s game console, and rewarding early birds with something special: The Xbox One X went up for pre-orders online today. And as part of the launch, Microsoft is also[...]

Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse

Monday  19:37,   21 august 2017
Associated Press

Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun for a magical couple of minutes Monday.On August 21, 2017, most of[...]

Love to stargaze? Welcome to Sky Village, the darkest town in America

Monday  18:46,   21 august 2017
TODAY

The community, which sits under some of the darkest skies in the U.S., is home for about 20 mostly retired couples who love to stargaze. "It's something you get used to," said Fred Espenak, a 65-year-old retired NASA astrophysicist who has been[...]

'Final Fantasy XV' Coming to Windows Early Next Year

Monday  18:02,   21 august 2017
Rolling Stone

Square teamed up with Nvidia for port of 'Final Fantasy[...]

From the Odyssey to Pink Floyd: How eclipses worked way into pop culture

Monday  17:06,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

"Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I'm only falling apart and there's nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart." "Once upon a time I was falling in love, but now I'm only falling apart ... and there's nothing I [...]

Don’t get pregnant, shower in your clothes – Religious traditions on how to watch a solar eclipse.

Monday  16:32,   21 august 2017
MSN

Hindu tradition calls for believers to jump in the shower with their clothes on after seeing an eclipse.On August 21, 2017, most of North America will witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events – a total eclipse of the sun.[...]

Historic Eclipse Will Test America's Grid as Solar Waxes, Wanes

Monday  15:45,   21 august 2017
Bloomberg

&nbsp;In a few hours, the first total eclipse of its kind in 99 years will plunge broad swaths of the U.S. into darkness, sending solar supplies sliding and testing the resilience of the power grid for the first time since the rapid rise of[...]