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Voice assistant integration is the top smart-home trend at CES

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The benefit of this is simpler integration, with one device that not only serves as the connection nexus for all Z-Wave wireless communication, but that can also offer full voice control and provide all of Google's assistant services. In the future, it's plausible people could use Alexa for searches instead. It just looks like a generic rectangular speaker with an awkwardly inserted 8-inch display in the middle. Read More »

Switch becomes Dark Souls of Nintendo consoles with Dark Souls Remastered

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The multiplayer functionality has been bolstered as well, allowing up to six players to join together in a single session for jolly cooperation, up from the maximum of three in the original . Prepare to die on the go because Dark Souls: Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch . The leak comes from a Twitter user in Japan who claims to have spotted a listing in a local game store for Dark Souls Remastered with a release date of 24 May, 2018. Read More »

California rescuers use dogs, scanners to search deadly mudslide debris

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Santa Barbara fire Capt. Gary Pitney said most if not all rescues conducted Wednesday and Thursday were of people who were safe but just wanted to get out of the area. "Rebecca was an exceptional woman, and her legacy will continue to live on and thrive through her children, Robert and Julia, her husband Ken Grand, and her namesake firm, Riskin Partners". Read More »

James Harrison explains why he didn't stand with Pats during national anthem

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While the Patriots now hold the number one seed in the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers have the same record and could overtake them in week 17 with a Pats loss to the New York Jets and a Steelers win over the Cleveland Browns. Amendola caught four passes on four targets for 43 yards, including back-to-back receptions on third-and-13 and fourth-and-2 to extend the drive. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is expected to be inactive for the third straight game. Read More »

Palomar Health giving free flu shots, while supplies last

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A spokesman for Riverside Health System did not respond to multiple requests for comment, however, Riverside is offering free flu vaccinations for people 14-years-old and older on a first come, first served basis while vaccine supplies last, according to its website . Read More »

Donald Trump Reiterates Support For 'Merit Based' Immigration

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We are at a deal. We hope he meant it. Lawmakers are under a March 5 deadline - imposed by Trump - to come up with a legal fix to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The legislation was introduced just minutes after Trump said that any legislation that protects such undocumented immigrants would need to fund a wall along the U.S. Read More »

Fusion GPS admits McCain role in anti-Trump dossier

Buzzfeed published the dossier in its entirety almost a year ago, which it said it obtained from a source it didn't identify. The Fusion GPS would have been released eventually, but Feinstein acted much too prematurely. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. The California Democrat said she made the transcript public because she felt the American people had the right to know what the firm's leaders said about a ... Read More »

Snow and cold will continue, then warmer for weekend

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Today , the sun will rise at 7:54:31 a.m. and set at 5:23:43 p.m. Just to show you how much the temperatures will fluctuate over the next several days, check out the roller coaster highs we're expecting. Friday near New Sweden. A cold front will bring scattered showers on Thursday , with the best chance for rain on Thursday night and into early Friday . Read More »

Trump plan would allow drilling off the Florida coast

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The Interior Department released a new five-year drilling plan on Thursday that Secretary Ryan Zinke said would open 90 percent of the nation's offshore areas to leasing. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie , a Republican and ally of President Trump, blasted the proposal in a letter to the Interior Department previous year, saying it threatened his state's $44 billion beach tourism industry that employs 300,000 people. Read More »

FRESH: Again, herdsmen kill 2 policemen in Benue

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The government faces growing calls to declare the herders terrorists and to outlaw open grazing across Nigeria , a step some states have already taken. "In 2013, particularly, there were nine cases of herdsmen invading communities in Benue state alone and more than 190 people were killed". "The true casualty figures may not be known now, but we are hoping that in weeks to come we shall have detailed information on these attacks". Read More »

Sam's Clubs in Wyoming will remain open amid national closures

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Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, who took office January 1, said the city will do what it can to find employment for Sam's Club employees who will lose their jobs and can't find positions elsewhere. There are two Sam's Club stores in Montana - one in Billings and the other in Great Falls. Several reports indicate that many Sam's Club workers did not find out about the closings until they showed up to work only to find locked doors. Read More »

Belichick denies ESPN report of problems with Brady and Kraft

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The source said he's not certain if the reported friction and tension in New England will prompt Belichick to force his way out, but if he does, he said he is certain, "The Giants are the only place he wants to be". "I think that is such a poor characterization". "I respect Alex and I think I have a good professional relationship with him". "Yeah, I mean look, again, it took a little time to see the finish of the game", he said. Read More »

Does YouTube enable controversial stars like Logan Paul?

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The general public along with celebrities and politicians further demanded that YouTube take a different course of action when dealing with Logan Paul , which resulted in yet another statement . They concluded by adding that the video violated their community guidelines , and would have been taken down even if Paul hadn't done so himself. Or do you think YouTube is more liable for the video going live than Logan is for producing it? That statement was tweeted from YouTube's main ... Read More »

7-year-old girl raped, strangled and left in a dumpster

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Police said six girls have been sexually assaulted in recent months in Kasur , and many figures including actor Hamza Ali Abbasi questioned whether enough was being done to ensure authorities kept young women in the region safe. An eight-year-old girl was raped and killed in Kasur before being dumped in trash. Pakistani demonstraters carry placards during a protest against the rape and murder of a child in Lahore on January 11, 2018. Read More »

Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry

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A poll of NY voters released in late 2017 showed that 62% of New Yorkers support making marijuana use legal in NY for adults over 21, and more than 60% support taxing and regulating marijuana as a way to address the state's looming budget deficit. Read More »

UN welcomes talks b/w North, South Korea

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The IOC also helped provide training equipment to North Korean athletes a year ago. But the USA remains unbent on demanding compliance with sanctions. "Why is the prospect of peace in Korea so threatening to those vested in maintaining the U.S. -ROK alliance?" South Korea and Japan are key US allies in Asia and those most affected by the risk of conflict with North Korea. Read More »

'Bomb cyclone': schools close as snowstorms hit United States east coast

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The cold also raised the risk that road salt would not work to melt ice, possibly leaving highway crews to shift over to sanding roads to improve traction, MA transportation officials said. CT and MA told non-essential state workers to stay home, and New Jersey shuttered state offices. In Marshfield, also southeast of Boston, National Guard troops used a truck Thursday to take people out of homes surrounded by floodwaters. Read More »

LG has made a 65-inch rollable OLED display

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All these latest innovative technologies will be showcased under the slogan "Display Your Lifestyle". Using what's called a 3-D reference table, colors can be corrected on an individual basis - if a blue is too blue, for example, it can be made less blue without impacting the green or red tones in the same image. Read More »

CES 2018: Sony adds to mid-range smartphone line-up

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The Xperia L2 has a 13MP rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, while an 8MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture is on the front. Camera-wise, the XA2 is packing a 23MP shooter on the rear that comes with the ability to shoot video in 4K and slow-motion video at 120fps (frames-per-second). Read More »

Alabama incentives for factory top $700 million

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While that sounds insane, most states lobby quite vigorously for the chance to host auto factories, thanks to the uplifting effect that can have on local economies. According to a report from Automotive News , the Japanese automakers decided on Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their upcoming facility, after narrowing down their choices between Alabama and North Carolina. Read More »

Controversial Former Sheriff Arpaio Announces Senate Bid

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America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" has announced he will be running for U.S. senate in Arizona. Arpaio told the Washington Examiner , "I have a lot to offer. Ward is supported by a super PAC funded by the GOP megadonor Mercer family. Arizona will hold its primary in late August, with the midterm election scheduled for November 6. Read More »

Top Global Markets News of the Day

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Treasuries to warn the Trump administration against aggressive trade measures", said Michael Hirson, a director at political risk consultant Eurasia Group. Gross said the days of mid-single digit returns for bond investors are likely over. The dollar was down 1.13 percent at 111.37 yen , after touching 111.29 yen, its weakest since late November. Read More »

Marcus Mariota Throws Insane Touchdown Pass To Marcus Mariota

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Not only was that the first touchdown pass of Mariota's career, but it was also his first touchdown catch, and yes, it goes in the scorebook as both. In the second half he ran the ball five times. What we saw on that play was one of the most remarkable plays in National Football League playoff history . Read More »

"No Collusion, No Crime", Trump Says Of Russia Investigation

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It is highly unlikely to come to anything, accompanied as it was with the acknowledgement that "it is not meant to be an allegation of a crime". In a July interview with the New York Times , Trump said: "Well, Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else". Read More »

Kent Bates-Diop, Ohio State stun No. 1 Michigan State

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I liked our attitude. We want to continue to go out there and continue to prove ourselves. "That was the attitude of our guys tonight". After taking a 46-32 halftime lead, Ohio State went on cruise control in the second half for a big win in Iowa, something that (unfortunately) the football team couldn't do in the fall. Read More »

Iran nuclear deal gets continued European support after talks

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By law there are several important decisions President Trump must make in the next few days regarding the 2015 agreement, which lifted worldwide economic sanctions on Iran in return for inspections and limits on nuclear facilities, in an effort to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. Read More »

Belk Bowl preview: Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest

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For the second consecutive season, Wake Forest won a postseason bowl game, only this time the game was pushed to the limit. For the past few days, Henderson has soaked in some of the extra experiences unique to the Belk Bowl - a trip to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday featured a ride in a stock auto, while the Deacons have also visited the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Read More »

Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

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In the past 10 days, there were new protests , the largest in Iran since its 2009 disputed presidential election, fueled by young people angry over their bleak prospects. Over the past week, protests erupted in a number of Iranian cities against the government's economic policies. As 2017 came to a close, a groundswell of Iranian protesters captured global attention. Read More »

Ford unveils Edge ST Performance SUV

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Well, it seems they took the old Edge Sport and added more goodies. Ford also included a Sport mode, which is created to deliver optimal transmission and engine performance. There's a unique fascia-mounted, bead-blasted exhaust. The Edge ST gets a unique logo on it liftgate and sill plates, too. Brauer feels it is the right time to have the performance elements of the vehicle in SUVs as well, notes Fortune. Read More »

AG Sessions gets backup from law enforcement associations on his marijuana stance

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Unfortunately, many vets will have no choice but to turn back to opioids if the Trump administration unleashes the DEA on states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Drug Enforcement Administration "is run out of Washington , and while they are supposed to serve states' attorneys general, the DEA doesn't need their permission to do anything in those districts". Read More »

Republican US Representative Issa of California to retire -statement

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That means two of the four competitive Orange County House races are guaranteed new faces next year. In fact, Indivisible has an organization committed exclusively to Royce's 39th Congressional District . Now the question is which Republicans will step forward to fill Royce's seat - and can they escape being tarnished by President Trump's lack of popularity in a district Hillary Clinton carried last November? San Clemente is part of Issa's district that, since 2012, stretches from San ... Read More »