Slimmer Apple MacBook Pro laptop coming soon?

Summary Apple is planning a thinner version of its award-winning MacBook Pro laptop, according to rumours from the supply chain component makers in Taiwan. Sales of MacBook laptops (Pro and Air) dwarf those of iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro desktops and account for about 80% of the total units shipment. The current MacBook Pro is just over 24mm thick for the 13inch model, 17mm for the MacBook Air (albeit at its thickest) and 18mm for the MacBook Pro with Retina Display (both 13 and 15-inch models).

iWatch to be unveiled in September

Summary Apple will unveil an ‘iWatch’ in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code says. Apple is tuning a new operating system which allows for mobile payments and includes a health platform, which could mesh nicely with an iWatch for tracking activity, sleep, pulse and more. The system iOS8 is expected to be in the new iPhones.

Doctors announce donation for Gaza hospitals – Newspaper

Summary LAHORE: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has announced a Rs20 million donation for the rehabilitation of Gaza hospitals and health care system. The associations have dispatched goods worth of $700,000 and medical supplies worth of Rs20 million to the affected hospitals of Gaza. FIMA and PIMA office-bearers condemned the violations of humanitarian laws and called for a permanent ceasefire and viable resolution to the conflict in the occupied territories of Palestine.

US rendition survivors urge Obama to declassify torture report

Summary Abou Elkassim Britel can’t sleep, or he sleeps too much; it varies. McClatchy reported this week that the main declassification interlocutor with Feinstein, top intelligence lawyer Robert Litt, represented CIA clients in private practice in undisclosed lawsuits. “We believe the public should know the full story of what took place in the CIA’s secret prisons and that all of these documents – the Senate report, the CIA response, and the Panetta review should be released to the public,” said Jameel Jaffer, the deputy legal director of the ACLU, which filed the freedom-of-information case.

Big bang start: Record 1.5 crore bank accounts opened in a day

Summary NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched one of the biggest financial inclusion programmes calling for an end to “financial untouchability” and urged banks to connect every person across the country. Ahead of the launch, the PM had reached out to 7.25 lakh bank employees urging them to help reach the target of 7.5 crore bank accounts, and bring freedom from financial untouchability. Lauding the efforts of those behind the launch, the PM said the day was a festival to celebrate the liberation of the poor from a poisonous cycle of exorbitant interest rates.

Barack Obama addresses Iraq conflict after ISIS executes 250 Syrian soldiers – World – CBC News

Summary The video, confirmed as genuine by an ISIS fighter, showed the bodies of dozens of men lying face down wearing nothing but their underwear. The group has also seized territory in eastern Syria and large areas of neighbouring Iraq in recent months. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict using sources on the ground, said the soldiers who were executed had been trying to escape from the airport when they were captured by militant fighters of the Islamic State.

NASA OK’s Construction of World’s Most Powerful Rocket

Summary For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. The KDP-C establishes a baseline program cost–$7.021 billion–based on NASA’s Best Practices data and sets a chronological limit on that baseline of November, 2018. In fact, the SLS is the only exploration-class vehicle to make it out of the formulation phase and into development since the space shuttle.

Russian Hackers Said to Loot Gigabytes of Big Bank Data – Bloomberg

Summary Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase & Co. Investigators have determined that the attacks were routed through computers in Latin America and other regions via servers used by Russian hackers, according to people familiar with the probe. The hackers used a software flaw known as a zero-day in at least one of the bank’s websites, according to one of the people familiar with the investigation.

Apple confirms 9 September event – expect new iPhone and wearable

Summary Apple will hold its highly anticipated iPhone 6 launch event on 9 September, the company has confirmed. The iPhone 6 may also include expanded fitness tracking and health monitoring capabilities. The iPhone 6 is expected to be the biggest launch in Apple’s history , with demand for the new larger smartphone expected to be high as iPhone users upgrade to the larger form factor made popular by Android and Windows Phones.

Shakira Announces Second Pregnancy!

Summary It’s official: Shakira and Gerard Pique are expecting their second child! Motherhood has changed Shakira. “When you have a baby, when you feel his love, you feel so at peace with the world,” she explained.

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Israeli forces declare Nablus village ‘closed military zone’

Summary NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Thursday declared the Nablus village of Madama a closed military zone, citing security reasons, witnesses said. The village is located adjacent to Burin, which was raided by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday. Israeli troops fired tear gas and sound grenades in an elementary school in Burin after a youth in the area allegedly threw rocks at a settler vehicle.

40,000 Xiaomi Redmi 1S Phones to Go on Sale via Flipkart on September 2

Summary Following the launch of the Redmi 1S on Tuesday, Xiaomi India has on Thursday announced that 40,000 units of the new budget smartphone will be available on Flipkart for its first flash sale on September 2. Meanwhile on Wednesday that it was reported that Xiaomi was discontinuing the Xiaomi Mi 3 in India, and when NDTV Gadgets spoke to Manu Jain, Head of Xiaomi India, he clarified that the reports were off the mark . “For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on the Redmi 1S, but we have not discontinued the Mi 3 in India,” said Jain.