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Storm Harvey: 1,000 rescued as Houston hit by 'catastrophic floods'

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 1,000 people have been rescued in flooded parts of Houston, as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter Texas with heavy rains. There is a “flash flood emergency” across the Houston Metro area, with travel near impossible, the National Weather Service (NWS) says. It noted reports of five fatalities in the Houston area, but only one has been confirmed there so far. Governor Greg Abbott has said that severe flooding is his main worry. The NWS in Houston and Galveston said that ...

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Want Tesla's new Model 3 in red? That'll cost $1,000 extra

Tesla releases Model 3 Tesla’s Model 3, which hit roadways this weekend, is the company’s first attempt to deliver an affordable electric car to the masses. The Model 3 starts at $ 35,000 — much cheaper than Tesla’s previous offerings, which approached or could exceed $ 100,000. But prepare to blow past its advertised price tag if you want the car’s most eye-catching features. Want a color other than black? Add another $ 1,000. What about the 19-inch sports wheels? That’s $ 1,500 extra. Other Model 3 add-ons are even ...

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ET deals: 55-inch Vizio P55-C1 4K display for $1000 with $300 bonus gift card

Today, Dell is selling the 55-inch Vizio P55-C1 UHD home theater display at a 23% discount. Not only is this one of the best 4K displays on the market, but this is the first time we’ve seen the price drop this low. • 55-inch Vizio P55-C1 4K display for $ 999.99 (List price: $ 1299.99) So, what does this 55-inch display have to offer? It has a native UHD resolution of 3840×2160, LED backlighting, HDR support, a 240Hz effective refresh rate (Clear Action 960), in-plane switching, five HDMI ports, a ...

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1 in 4 workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement

The steady path to a dream retirement You’re not alone if you have next to nothing saved for retirement. But that doesn’t mean you’re in good company. Almost one-quarter of workers said they and their spouse combined have less than $ 1,000 saved for retirement, according to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Nearly half of everyone surveyed said they had less than $ 25,000. Sure, $ 25,000 can sound like a lot. But it’s a reasonable goal to have that much stashed away by the time you’re ...

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Rumor: Apple may add wireless charging to iPhone 8, but top-end model could cost $1,000

There are rumors swirling around the iPhone 8 suggesting Apple could be planning to offer a major technology leap forward with its 10th Anniversary iPhone, but the highest-end devices may not be cheap. Business Insider has published a pair of rumors on various aspects of the upcoming iPhone 8. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Apple will move back to all-glass construction with the iPhone 8 for all three models. The use of glass could make it more difficult to implement the wireless charging support Kuo expects the new device to ...

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McLaren report: More than 1000 Russian athletes implicated in state-sponsored doping

More than 1000 Russian athletes benefited from a state-sponsored doping programme run for four years from 2011, a new report claims. The final part of the McLaren report implicates four medallists at Sochi 2014 and five from London 2012. Adding more details of the doping it revealed in July, the report described an “institutional conspiracy” involving Russia’s secret service. It said the athletes did not act alone but were part of a programme. The report’s author author, Professor Richard McLaren, who was appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency, said the ...

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Stephen Hawking warns humanity may only have 1,000 years left

Famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has spent his life pondering big questions about the wider universe. In recent years, he’s turned his attention closer to home, talking about AI, climate change, alien invasion, and other threats to the future of humanity. Now, he’s put an expiration date on our species if we don’t get into space. He’s giving us just 1,000 years. Hawking’s latest warning came in a speech delivered at Britain’s Oxford University Union. He noted that Earth is fragile, as is any single planet. The odds of a catastrophic ...

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DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

The US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on a number of technologies designed to sniff out radioactive material, and it just deployed 1,000 handheld scanners to test one of those systems in the nation’s capitol. They way they did it was pretty unusual, though. As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game. Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector. Each one is connected to a smartphone, ...

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Xbox One Sales Rise Almost 1000% in UK Following Slim Model Launch

Xbox One sales rose 989 percent week-over-week in the United Kingdom, a dramatic uptick in sales that is thought to be related to the recent launch of the slimmed-down Xbox One S models. According to MCV, the Xbox One owned a 71 percent share of the console hardware market for the week ended September 24. This represents an increase of 76 percent compared to the same time last year. PlayStation 4 sales jumped 22 percent week-on-week, following the release of the PS4 Slim earlier this month. However, PS4 had only ...

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