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Action Launcher 27 brings more color and transparency options to your Android home screen

Action Launcher keeps adding more features so users can fine tune their home screen. Action Launcher has been a fan favorite launcher for years now, partly due to developer Chris Lacy consistently adding new features. Action Launcher 27 is out now, and here are some highlights of the new features: The App Shortcuts and Notification Dots can now be colored to match either the wallpaper or the icon itself. Action Launcher’s custom search bar widget can now be placed anywhere on the home screen, not just at the very top….

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Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville’s temple

AP Photo/Cliff Owen NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door. On any other Saturday, worshippers at the city’s lone synagogue would have left through the front and walked without fear to their cars, parked near the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park. But now, men wearing white shirts and khaki pants and other white supremacists carrying semi-automatic rifles … Read the referenced story here: Fear,…

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Science 

Is AI More Threatening Than North Korean Missiles?

Enlarge this image In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company’s newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption toggle caption Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP One of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s companies, the nonprofit start-up OpenAI, manufactures a device that last week was victorious in defeating some of the world’s top gamers in an international video game (e-sport) tournament with a multi-million-dollar pot of prize money. We’re getting very good, it seems, at making machines that can outplay us at our favorite…

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After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is coming,” less than an hour after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters. Now, he’s hoping to transfer to Auburn University in Alabama. “I’m ready to return to … Read the referenced story here: After…

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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is coming,” less than an hour after a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters. Now, he’s hoping to transfer to Auburn University in Alabama. “I’m ready to return to … Read the referenced story here: Colleges…

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Technology 

Oracle doesn’t want Java EE any more

Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said today that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity to rethink how the platform is developed. Although development is done via open source with community participation, the current Oracle-led process is not seen agile, flexible, or open enough. ”We believe that moving Java EE technologies to an open source foundation may be the right next step, to adopt more…

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Technology 

Oracle doesn’t want Java EE any more

Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said today that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity to rethink how the platform is developed. Although development is done via open source with community participation, the current Oracle-led process is not seen agile, flexible, or open enough. ”We believe that moving Java EE technologies to an open source foundation may be the right next step, to adopt more…

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Android 

YouTube TV is now available in 14 more markets

YouTube TV is now available in 29 markets total. When YouTube TV launched earlier this year, it launched in 15 heavily populated markets, including Los Angeles, Dallas-Fort Worth and New York City. Today, Google has expanded the streaming TV service to 14 additional markets. Here is a full list of markets YouTube TV is now available in: Atlanta, GA Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Charlotte, NC Chicago, IL Cincinnati, OH Columbus, OH Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Detroit, MI Houston, TX Jacksonville, FL Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA Louisville, KY Memphis, TN…

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President Trump’s ardent backers support him more than ever

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump’s back and forth response since a car slammed into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19 other people. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” bear responsibility for the violence … Read the referenced story here: President…

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