Trump floats idea of using NATO in fight against Islamic State

Trump floats idea of using NATO in fight against Islamic StateRepublican Donald Trump said on Thursday that if elected president Nov. 8 he would be open to drawing NATO forces into the fight against Islamic State militants in a new mission for an alliance he has called obsolete. Trump made the comments in an interview with ABC News. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has for months raised questions about the money the United States pours into NATO, which he says needs to be reconfigured to take account of today's threats.


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This app will help you get rid of all your old photos in an instant

This app will help you get rid of all your old photos in an instant

A few weeks ago, I started receiving incessant notifications on my iPhone that my iCloud storage was nearly full.

You won't be surprised to learn that a vast majority of that storage space was being taken up by photos and videos I hadn't sorted through in months, so I proceeded to scroll through the list and delete the ones I didn't want, one at a time.

Had I known about Magic Cleaner, this process would have been much easier.

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Magic Cleaner is a free app for iOS and Android that analyzes all of your photos in batches of 500 and sorts them into categories such as Greetings & Memes, Screenshots, Scans, Quotes and Cartoons. Once all your photos have been sorted, you can choose to delete all of the "junk photos" that the app has discovered.

My phone had recently been purged, so I didn't have too many photos to sort through, but the Doctor Kleen (the app's mascot) managed to find 44 junk photos during his search through the annals of my phone.

Each and every one of those 44 photos should probably have been deleted the first time around: screenshots (accidental and intentional), receipt scans and funny memes were taking up precious megabytes on my device.

The sorting was less than perfect, with several screenshots slipping into other categories, but not a single actual photo got caught in the app's algorithm.

So before you start scrolling through your camera roll, trying to pick out every pointless image taking up storage space on your phone, give Magic Cleaner a try.


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U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot modeThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it is opening a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars after a driver of one of the vehicles was killed using the Autopilot mode. The agency said the crash came in a 2015 Model S operating with automated driving systems engaged, and "calls for an examination of the design and performance of any driving aids in use at the time of the crash." The investigation is the first step before the agency could seek to order a recall if it finds the vehicles were unsafe. NHTSA said in a statement the driver of the 2015 Model S was killed while operating in Autopilot mode in a crash on May 7 in Williston, Florida.


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Puerto Rico authorizes debt payment suspension; Obama signs rescue bill

Puerto Rico authorizes debt payment suspension; Obama signs rescue billBy Nick Brown SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico authorized suspension of payments on its general obligation debt on Thursday just minutes after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a law creating a federal oversight board with authority to negotiate the restructuring of the island's $70 billion in debt. The executive order issued by Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, comes just one day before the U.S. territory was due to make $1.9 billion worth of debt payments on July 1, including some $780 million in constitutionally-backed, general obligation bonds. It remains to be seen whether Puerto Rico will pay part of the GO debt or any of the non-GO debt.


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This is what Jupiter sounds like

This is what Jupiter sounds likeJupiter's part of space is terrifying.  The largest planet in our solar system rotates so quickly that it actually flings charged particles, rock, ice and dust away from it at extreme speeds. Plus, the radiation surrounding the planet will fry any sensitive instrumentation near it in a matter of months. Into this forbidding environment travels NASA's intrepid Juno spacecraft, which is set for a July Fourth rendezvous with the planet. Thanks to new data the craft already sent back, scientists know that the huge planet's region of space even "sounds" different than the rest of the solar system. SEE ALSO: NASA releases slick 360-degree trailer for its Juno mission to Jupiter New videos from NASA use data collected by Juno about the space environment 5.56 million miles from Jupiter to create sound files. The high-tech transformation lets you literally hear the exact moment Juno passes into Jupiter's magnetosphere — the invisible bubble that demarcates the planet's magnetic part of space from the sun's.  These eerie sounds may not be what you would hear if you were passing into Jupiter's magnetosphere yourself, but it's a good representation of how even seemingly empty space is actually brimming with information if you know where to look. "We can actually listen to what it's like to leave the sun and enter Jupiter," Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton said during a news conference on Thursday. Juno is set to officially arrive at Jupiter on July Fourth, when it enters orbit around the huge planet. The spacecraft is designed to fly within 3,000 miles of the planet's cloud tops, gathering data about the world's interior potentially unlocking the secrets of how planets in our solar system formed billions of years ago. But Juno didn't need to be in orbit around Jupiter to gather the plasma data. On June 24, Juno crossed what's known as the "bow shock" separating the part of space dominated by solar wind streaming from the sun into the part of the solar system dominated by Jupiter's magnetic environment.  "The bow shock is analogous to a sonic boom," William Kurth, lead co-investigator for the Waves investigation on Juno that recorded and analyzed this data, said in a statement.  "The solar wind blows past all the planets at a speed of about a million miles per hour, and where it hits an obstacle, there's all this turbulence." In the sound file, you can hear that turbulence as the higher frequency sound of the solar wind becomes lower as the spacecraft passed into Jupiter's magnetosphere. This change in frequency happens because of the density of the particles surrounding Juno in the space environment.  Before entering Jupiter's magnetosphere, Juno was moving through the solar wind, which has about 16 particles per cubic inch, according to NASA, but that density decreased by about 100-fold when the probe passed into Jupiter's magnetic zone. This reprieve won't last for long, however.  Scientists expect that Juno should start clocking higher densities of particles as it gets closer to Jupiter and farther into the gas giant's magnetosphere.  "If Jupiter's magnetosphere glowed in visible light, it would be twice the size of the full moon as seen from Earth," Kurth added. Once in orbit, Juno should function for about 20 months before succumbing to the forces of Jupiter's radiation environment.


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