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Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium

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Iran had summoned South Korea's ambassador to the Foreign Ministry over the apparent snub and demanded an apology from Samsung , saying that its trade relations with Iran would otherwise be "greatly affected". International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach addressed the stadium , calling on all at the Games to take inspiration from what they had just witnessed. Read More »

How Apple's HomePod compares to the competition

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This doesn't just rely on the sophistication of the artificial intelligence involved but also what other technology the assistant can link to. There could also be a (Product) RED iPhone 8 Plus on the horizon. "You can't ask Siri to look up a recipe". But it also links to your Android phone so you can make calls through the speaker or view on a screen the results of internet searches you ask it to make. Read More »

Apple investigating after man says AirPods exploded

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The Tampa man was working out at an LA Fitness in St. Petersburg, listening to music, when all of a sudden his Airpods wireless headphones started to emit white smoke. But I'm sure since it hangs down, it could've been earlobe. Colon says he believes the gadget's battery was responsible for the damage. A year ago, a lady revealed that her earphones detonated while she was wearing them on a plane and obviously there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 calamity in 2016. Read More »

First profit ever — Twitter achieves milestone

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And that means fewer advertising opportunities. Both Twitter and Facebook have stepped up efforts to crack down on "bots" and other efforts to manipulate their platforms, to deflect criticism about the spread of misinformation. But enforcing them will be a bigger hurdle. Going forward, Twitter has also promised to permanently suspend accounts identified as the source of tweets featuring nonconsensual nudity. Read More »

The latest Apple TV update brings a dedicated News section

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The Olympics section will appear in the "For You" section, the part of Apple News where the platform delivers a more personalised set of stories based on publications and channels that you look at regularly. However, people must install each news organization's individual apps on their device before they can watch the broadcasts via the Apple TV app. We've asked if and how the portal will work outside of the United States - since NBC only holds the rights to coverage in that country - and ... Read More »

Fortnite Hits 3.4 Million Concurrent Users On Same Weekend Of Server Outages

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Epic Games has already taken to describing Fortnite as the biggest game in the world, and now they have the stats to prove it; as the game hit a peak of 3.4 million concurrent players on Sunday. The post goes into great detail about the issues servers encountered and what Epic has in mind going forward to avoid such a situation again. Moving forwards, the team is reworking how its infrastructure works, including work on making sure the servers or clients only call the backend when its ... Read More »

Markets Right Now: Asian markets track plunge on Wall Street

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That followed the lead of Wall Street where the Dow Jones closed 4.5% lower. The S&P 500 index skidded 100.66 points, or 3.8 per cent, to 2,581. The 10-year Treasury bond also reached a four-year high of 2.88 percent on Thursday, bringing about concerns of rising inflation. The S&P 600 Index closed at 918.54 for a gain of 0.13 points or 0.01%. Read More »

Ghanaian dancehall star Ebony Reigns killed in auto accident aged 20

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The young singer was reported to be on her way to Accra in a jeep with her three escorts when it collided head on with a VIP bus heading towards Sunyani from Kumasi. Mawu na nor kpli wo! The journalist who tried narrating what led to the accident claimed that the driver of the Jeep in which Ebony Reign was travelling in had attempted to avoid running into a heap of sand that was being used for road construction, but ran into the VIP bus traveling in the opposite direction instead. Read More »

Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.09

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The most recent bid on the stock was registered at $164.59. It will depend on the stock, the industry and the interest rates. Some industries have lower average historical EPS than others as well. But that is not to say that companies with negative EPS should be avoided. While 20-Day Moving Average VS Current Price shows "Sell" Signal. It goes without saying that investors should not rely exclusively on any one technique. Read More »

VW Arteon makes USA debut at Chicago Auto Show

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The Arteon comes with a stunning exterior design that features wide stance, acres of chrome, and a sloping roofline. The stylish Volkswagen Arteon has a wide and a coupe-like design. Safety features include a rear camera, emergency auto braking, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon should arrive in dealerships sometime in the summer of 2018. Read More »

N.Korea cheering squad performs at welcome event

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Kim Jong Un, dressed in a black overcoat and hat walked a red carpet alongside wife Ri Sol Ju, to a viewing station to oversee the parade that rumbled through Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square. North Korea's massive artillery guns. Shortly before the parade was broadcast on state media, images trickled out on social media. The North's participation in the Games was the result of painstaking diplomatic negotiations between Seoul and Pyongyang - the first of their kind in almost two years. Read More »

Facebook Testing 'Downvote' Button For Comments

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A select few users noticed Thursday a " downvote " option appeared underneath comments on posts, next to the "like" and "reply" buttons. Facebook has been rumored to add a dislike button to reactions for a long time but a spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch that it is not testing a dislike button. Read More »

Overwatch's Year of the Dog event has begun, with Doomfist changes inbound

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As with all Overwatch events, Year of the Dog will bring about modified game modes, maps, player icons, and other festive changes. Now that the event is live we finally get a look at all of the new Overwatch Year of the Dog skins. If the game will supposedly end in a draw as time runs out, Sudden Death will kick in with the flags of both teams placed closer to the map's center. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto V Sets Another Incredible Sales Record

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As planned, GTA V has become the gateway to prolonged revenues via online-based engagement found in GTA Online. Take-Two also revealed that GTA Online , the online multiplayer portion of GTA V , was the single largest driver of recurrent consumer spending during the past quarter. Read More »

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's final $146 billion offer

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Broadcom has not specified the size of the breakup fee it is willing to offer Qualcomm, other than to describe it as an appropriate amount for a transaction of this size. The greatest concern centers around Qualcomm's lucrative technology-licensing business. Qualcomm has countered that it expects to win in court over time and overturn some of the more than $4 billion it has been fined. Read More »

Black Panther Promo Calls Out All of MCU's Nods to Wakanda

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To celebrate the launch of " Black Panther ", Avengers Infinity War: Part One" and "Ant Man and the Wasp', ODEON are offering the ultimate collectables gift, the Marvel Ultimate Ticket. There's no guarantee it will stay that way, with dozens more critics expected to have their say over the next week or so, but T'Challa and the Wakandans are off to the best possible start. Read More »

Snap Is Growing Faster Than Facebook In North America: Q4 Results Revealed

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Snapchat , which was originally designed as, and found success in being, the answer to the uber-connectedness and constant validation of already-established social media platforms like Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram , was beginning to see its star fade a bit as those aforementioned platforms incorporated ( copied , you might say?) the things that made Snapchat so unique. Read More »

Dow ends wild day down 1175 points, largest point drop in history

He said that after a rough start Tuesday, it was "an encouraging sign to see buyers stepping in at the close rather than selling off like we saw on Monday". A drop of 10 percent from a peak is referred to on Wall Street as a "correction". European markets are rebounding this after two days of wild swings, but investors are still nervous. Read More »

Time for SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket to fly

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If successful, it will be the most powerful rocket in use today, and the most powerful used since NASA's Saturn 5 rockets last carried astronauts to the moon 45 years ago. Musk has said the plan with the Falcon Heavy is to recover "at least two of the three cores" on each flight, though recovering all three would be ideal. Read More »

ING Groep NV Has $6.63 Million Position in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

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It has underperformed by 12.01% the S&P500. Mule increased its stake in Enpro Inds Inc (NPO) by 2.43% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also increased its holding in Apache Corp Com (NYSE:APA) by 184,933 shares in the quarter, for a total of 190,633 shares, and has risen its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust Nasdaq 100 (QQQ). Read More »

Falcon Heavy's launch ushers in an era of cheaper, bolder space flight

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It is moving at a speed of 2312 miles per hour (3720 km). The Falcon Heavy's three boosters and 27 engines give it more power than double of the second closest competitor. This happened at around 9.45 EST (2.45 am GMT). Or, at least, let's hope it will, as Musk just announced the Roadster will overshoot Mars' orbit and is now going towards the asteroid belt, which also means its trajectory will have to be recalculated. Read More »

How to disable iPhone throttling in iOS 11.3

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Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook in January, this year has stated that Apple would release a software update to allow users to turn off the feature. Apple has seen "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and may offer rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries , the company said in a February 2 letter to United States lawmakers made public on Tuesday. Read More »

Asian shares mirror Dow comeback, dollar steady

The Dow Jones industrial average scored its biggest one-day percentage gain in... But the Dow is up 24 per cent in the past 12 months and the S&P 500 has gained 18 per cent. The Dow and S&P 500 edged up in choppy trading on Wednesday afternoon, though energy shares dropped as oil prices fell 2 percent after US data fanned fears of oversupply. Read More »

Markets Right Now: Stocks move solidly higher; Dow up 300

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Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index surged as soon as trading began as investors sought bargains, finishing morning trading up 3.1 percent at 22,270.56. The Nasdaq composite lost 52 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,189. Minutes after the bell to signal the start of trading, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 2.5 percent at 7,151, while the CAC 40 in France slid 3 percent to 5,127. Read More »

Switch rewards for My Nintendo are finally arriving next month

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Those coins can then be redeemed for a number of different things, whether its a wallpaper for your PC, in-app items for Nintendo's various mobile titles, or discounts on digital games. However, you receive more points for digital purchases compared to physical copies. That's right, if you've got Gold Points accumulating you will soon be able to put these towards Nintendo Switch games . Read More »

Modi addressees his first election rallies in Tripura

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Narendra Modi attacked the Congress by repeatedly saying in parliament that the opposition party had no right to lecture the government on democracy. And Gandhi had said since the country has got independence, now Congress is not required and should be disbanded. The Prime Minister accused the Congress of bifurcating Andhra Pradesh without any preparation, only for political gains. Read More »

Tesla remains on track despite battery delays hitting production

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Tesla ( TSLA ) reported fourth-quarter earnings after the market close Wednesday that beat revenue and earnings estimates as it maintained production targets of its Model 3 sedan. " Cash burn does matter, as it is a finite resource, and ramp delays on the Model 3 only exacerbate the cash burn", Brian Johnson, a financial analyst at Barclays, wrote in a note to investors. Read More »

Amazon to deliver Whole Foods groceries through Prime Now fast delivery program

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When someone orders through Prime Now, a service available to members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime program, employees in compact urban warehouses pick items off packed shelves and hand them off to contract drivers for delivery. In Austin, where Whole Foods is headquartered (and where Amazon may soon join them ), Prime members can already purchase flowers and chocolates as last-minute Valentine's day gifts. Read More »

Cloud Doesn't Look Like This on Final Fantasy VII Remake Anymore

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As reported by Siliconera , many new images were shown behind closed doors for more concept art regarding the Final Fantasy 7 Remake. If Final Fantasy VII Remake isn't at E3 2018, we'll probably just give up. The Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition is the short, fast-paced and more simple version of the Final Fantasy XV video game. Maybe release the screenshots so we can all have look? Other AVALANCHE members were also shown off, with Wedge being "refreshingly chubby" and Jessie ... Read More »

Use Google Photos to create a ideal Valentine's Day video

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The update is available for both Android and iOS , as well as on the web . With a range of themes, from "They Grow Up So Fast" to the feline favorite "Meow Movie", it is the flawless way to celebrate all your favorite people, furry friends, and treasured moments. Read More »

Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling

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Unlike the iPhone X which maintains the same bezel thickness all around, the Huawei P20 Lite has a much thicker bottom bezel and a thinnerer one at the top. Finally, the vertical camera setup around back means the P20 Lite might feature two main cameras. The latest leak has been spotted on the famous @OnLeaks which have partnered with the friends at TigerMobiles in order to make the 3D renders as well as a video of the upcoming Huawei smartphone: the Huawei P20 Lite . Read More »

WhatsApp Payments feature based on UPI spotted on Android, iOS beta

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Despite updating to WhatsApp Android beta version 2.18.44 ourselves, we couldn't spot this feature. Moreover, WhatsApp has also been testing the option to switch to a video call during a voice call at the same time. WhatsApp got the approval to integrate UPI service in July 2017. Putting it in simple words, the transaction will be successful if and only if payments option is available to both the transacting parties. Read More »

Shanghai Dragons to hire first female player in OWL

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She went on to prove her innocence by posting a hour-long stream of her playing Zarya. Overwatch League free agent signings started back on January 26 , but there's one signing in particular that has caught the attention of Overwatch fans. Read More »

Citation impact helps China surge ahead in latest Asia rankings

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However, numerous institutes - including some top names - have slipped in the ratings chart from past year. Among the top five Indian institutes, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee gained ground: while the former moved to the 60th place this year from last year's 87th, the latter bagged the 65th spot from last year's 70th. Read More »

Look for a lobster emoji to surface this year

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Sen. Angus King tweeted about the development with emojis of his own. "Thanks to @ unicode for recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in ME and across the country", King wrote in a Tweet. Apple typically updates its emoji in the fall after new iOS releases, a year ago we saw the 10.0 emoji update arrive in October. King supplied data from Google searches and Instagram hashtags, indicating that searches for "lobster" and "lobster emoji" were significantly higher than those ... Read More »

Apple Watch 2017 shipments up by over 50% - Canalys

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These 8 million units racked up in the final three months of past year represent the "highest ever number of shipments in a single quarter, not just for Apple, but for any wearable vendor", according to Canalys . Canalys data showed that Apple Watch 3 accounts for almost half of all shipments for 2017. "Apple has won the wearables game", says Canalys senior analyst Jason Low. Read More »

Nest officially merges with Google's hardware division

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Nest, the company that makes smart appliances like connected thermostats, is being folded back into Google. Originally, Nest was supposed to be the core of Google's hardware efforts, but instead Google chose to create a separate division to produce its Nexus, Pixel, Chromecast, and Google Home devices. Read More »

PS4 System Software 5.50 beta out today, key features revealed

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If you're anxious about your kids not playing outside enough, Play Time Management gives designated "Family Managers" the ability to set limits for when and for how long each child can play. Users may also press the "triangle" button to play or pause music when they are on the Media Player or the USB Music Player. You will now be able to listen to your favorite music while streaming games on PS Now. Read More »

National Football League linebacker killed by suspected drunk driver on highway

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The suspect, Manuel Orrego-Savala, is a twice-deported Guatemalan national whose blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit when he allegedly struck Jackson and an Uber driver. The men were standing outside the auto on the side of I-70 in Marion County when a truck drove onto the emergency shoulder, hitting them both, police said . Read More »

Google May Step Into Gaming With 'Yeti' Streaming Service

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Codenamed Yeti , the service could be developed for the Chromecast or a potential Google-developed console. Yeti would allow customers to stream video games right to their TV rather than rely on discs or direct downloads. The report in The Information says that Google has already started talks with developers about Yeti , but that's about as deep as it goes. Details are scant but it's codename is Yeti and could include a controller and console. Read More »

Dow closes up 567 points after a rocky day

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Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital in London, is anxious about the role technology is playing in the rout. Whether this is a major correction like the one that happened in 2008, or if it's just a healthy, standard correction that happens as a part of normal market cycles, time will certainly tell. Read More »

Hyundai Elite i20 Launched Today at Rs 5.34 lakh

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Compared to the prices of the pre-facelift model, there's a small increase of about Rs. 5,000. The petrol variant of the Elite i20 starts at Rs 5.35 lakh and goes up to Rs 7.91 lakh fro the top model, while the Diesel variant will starts at Rs 6.73 lakh and goes up to Rs Rs 9.16 lakh for the top trim. Read More »

Russians in last bid for Olympics

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Even if the athletes' appeal is successful, however, it is thought highly unlikely that any of them will compete in South Korea . Pound, the ex-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, also criticised the "perverse" judgments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which last week reversed life Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes and staff. Read More »

Blizzard Reveals Details of the Overwatch Lunar New Year Event

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When Overwatch's Year of the Rooster event debuted in 2016, the capture the flag mode used smaller versions of Overwatch's existing maps. "If the two teams are tied at the end of time; what will happen is both teams flags are moved closer to the center of the map and then the map resumes at that point and the teams will go for the flags and then they only have a very short distance to cap". Read More »

European Union regulators to examine Apple buy of United Kingdom music discovery app Shazam

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Apple announced its purchase of the UK-based app in December , for a reported $400 million, according to people familiar with the transaction, which would make it one of Apple's largest acquisitions. Austria subsequently asked the European Commission to take over the case. Shazam only recently announced it had become profitable, thanks to advertising and click-through to other sites such as Spotify and Apple Music. Read More »