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Call of Duty movie has a potential director in its sights

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Sollima just finished up with Sicario 2: Soldado , the crime-thriller sequel to the original 2015 movie that will see Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and Alejandro Gillick (Benicio Del Toro) return to take down drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the United States border. Read More »

Nokia 6 4GB RAM variant launched in India for Rs 16999

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In terms of specifications , the new Nokia 6 variant is nearly the same as that of the previous model (except the RAM and storage). The device has been priced at Rs 16 ,999. Those having an old smartphone can exchange it and get extra ₹2000 on an exchange of their old phone. Back in mid-2017, HMD Global introduced the Nokia 6 smartphone in India . Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

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Moon's chief of staff held a farewell dinner for the delegation before the delegation attended a performance by a North Korean orchestra, the last item on their itinerary before heading home. Geist said South Koreans he spoke to couldn't believe Americans were "falling for this routine, because none of us are". Moon replied that it was not appropriate for Abe to have raised the issue, which he described as an internal affair. Read More »

Facebook to test news paywalls on Apple iOS system

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These tests involved putting up paywalls and subscriptions for Facebook's Instant Articles, the mobile publishing format that lets publishers distribute articles directly to the Facebook app allowing it to load and display faster. In addition to prioritising local news, Facebook is also testing a dedicated section on Facebook that connects people to news and information in their community, called "Today In". Read More »

Skype security bug requires major rewrite

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A security bug has been uncovered in Skype via its update process which could allow hackers to gain access to a user's computer. A year ago in September, security researchers had warned Microsoft about the flaw. He went on to remind the reporter that DLL hijacking isn't limited to Windows systems , Macs and Linux systems are vulnerable too. Stefan Kanthak, a security researcher claims that the bug is in the Skype update service, and if exploited, the hacker will get admin access ... Read More »

Rocket League RC Toy Set Announced by Psyonix and Hot Wheels

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Psyonix announced yesterday that they were collaborating with Hot Wheels to make an RC toy set . Psyonix will be scouring the Rocket League subreddit for your feedback. There is no cross-platform functionality in the Tournaments Beta. Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to clear some space in our bedrooms for this awesome set. Read More »

Windows 7 & 8.1 to get Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) support

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The service will be available at the public preview stage this spring. Users majorly reported that security standard of Windows 10 had been inspiring for their move to Windows 10. The unified endpoint security platform is now available only for Windows 10 operating system. "Windows Defender ATP will provide optics on detection and response so Sec-Ops will have full visibility to any threats that have been encountered", Microsoft explained the feature previous year. Read More »

Friend of ex-S. Korean president, Lotte chairman get prison

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The confidante of South Korea's ousted president has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in a corruption scandal that brought down the country's leader in 2017. Nevertheless, Choi's defense lawyers are still adamant that she never profited from anything with her connection to Park. "This is a heavy sentence bordering on cruelty", he told local reporters. Read More »

Shares in Microsoft Co. (MSFT) Acquired by Edgestream Partners LP

The shares were sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total transaction of $333,920.00. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. Torch Wealth Management Limited accumulated 11,420 shares or 0.56% of the stock. Td Asset Mgmt holds 0% or 45,785 shares in its portfolio. Auxier Asset invested in 0.62% or 26,161 shares. Read More »

First doping case of 2018 Winter Olympics sees Japanese athlete sent home

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The 21-year-old Japanese short-track speedskater failed an out-of-competition test, which found traces of a masking agent, and is voluntarily leaving the athletes' Olympic Village despite maintaining his innocence. " I want to fight to prove my innocence because I don't remember (taking the drug) and it's incomprehensible", he said in a statement. "And I am very careful of what I eat and what I drink in everyday life", the athlete said. Read More »

Facebook Messenger rolls out couples-themed features for Valentine's Day

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Spread the love: Your custom emoji (in the lower right hand corner) will be, so expressing your love will be fast and easy. The default emoji will also be changed to the face with hearts for eyes. Facebook understands that emojis are the new love language and this is so since over 2 billion emojis are shared everyday on Messenger where and ❤ ranked in the top 5 most popular emojis. Read More »

Amazon may be building a new brain for Alexa

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Not much is known about the deal as Blink announced it in a December 21 blog post without revealing much more than the price tag. Blink , which says that its cameras last as long as two years on one pair of lithium AA batteries, could be a game changer. Read More »

Fortnite Will Get A 60FPS Mode Optimized For Each Console

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Developer Epic says that 60FPS should be achievable across the range of current-edge consoles, from the base PS4 to powerhouse Xbox One X. Available in March, Epic is timing the mode "for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality". Read More »

Android flagships will get a graphics bump from the Snapdragon 845

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At the time , I speculated that Samsung's Exynos 9810, which will power the global Galaxy S9 phones, might be faster than the Snapdragon 845. In GFXBench Manhattan 3.0, the Snapdragon 845 sailed to 83fps in the offscreen test (which assumes a 1080p resolution for fairer comparisons between phones). Read More »

Apple's HomePod gets a teardown: Two key takeaways

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Circling back to the beginning, I do think iOS users with Apple Music and HomeKit devices will be thrilled with the sound and home control of HomePod, provided they can wait for Apple to address some of the gaps in Siri's smarts . The HomePod will serve many music fans well, but CR testers did hear some flaws. Treble sounds , like cymbals, were underemphasized. That's just frustrating and makes Homepod no better than any other dumb speaker with a great sound . Read More »

Apple Bringing Peace To iOS 12 With Performance Boost And Bug Extermination

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The iOS 12 is also said to include improvements to the Do Not Disturb feature, which reportedly will offer more options to automatically reject phone calls and silent notifications. The iPhone X is powered by a Hexa core Processor, Apple A11 Bionic Neural engine that is coupled with Apple Designed GPU GPU, 3 GB RAM and 256 GB storage default memory capacity. Read More »

Android P to Feature Software Optimized for iPhone X Like Notch

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Display peculiarities aside, Android 9.0 P is also expected to gain support for new device designs. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that one of the areas of focus in Android P will be visual changes and enhancements to the OS design, including support for a camera notch at the top of the screen . Read More »

YouTube TV adds Turner networks, boosts price to $40

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And in the coming months, you'll also be able to watch NBA League Pass , the league's premium out-of-market live game service, or MLB.TV, the longest running sports streaming service in the US, for an extra fee. The Turner networks will be available starting Wednesday to YouTube TV subscribers. $40/month puts YouTube TV on par with Hulu's live television service and Sony's PlayStation Vue. Read More »

U.S. intelligence warns against use of Huawei, ZTE smartphones

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Bosses from the six United States agencies, which include the CIA, FBI, NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, say using a telecoms device from one of the companies could put you at risk of having personal data accessed or stolen-a result of their close ties with the Chinese government. Read More »

This is the all-new second-generation BMW X4 coupe-SUV

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BMW says iDrive now comes with improved voice recognition; just say "I'm hungry" and a list of nearby restaurants pops up. BMW has released all the details along with the images for the second generation X4 and X4 M. All X4 models come as standard with a good range of active safety kit. That means prices starting just below the £40,000 mark and climbing to £50,000 and above for sportier M models. Read More »

HTC smartphone business head resigns

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As The Verge points out, Chang was also one of the last remaining high-level executive not to already departed the company. Now it looks HTC is going to be losing another member of its ranks, the company's president for Smartphones and Connected Devices , Chialin Chang , stepping down. Read More »

Qualcomm claims world's first 2 Gbps LTE modem

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These guys will be conducting standard compliant trials based on the Qualcomm X50 5G NR chipset for mobile devices including a smartphone form factor. While many service providers have begun working on gigabit LTE in earnest, the faster network still isn't completely deployed nationwide. Hanna explained that's because 5G will support new radio spectrum (6 GHz will be the first to come into use) as well as existing bands, and OEMs won't want to be dealing with different chipsets for ... Read More »

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro And Mi TV

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It is available in two RAM and storage variants, one with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage and other with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The less powerful Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a single rear camera and the same overall design. In the Xiaomi Mi TV 4 FAQ below, we try to answer all your questions and list out the pros and cons of the first TV from Xiaomi in India. Read More »

Trump infrastructure plan doesn't fund the Gateway transit program, officials say

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The president wants federal officials to make a decision in two years or less. "We would expand [PABs] to all governmental infrastructure ", he added. The deficit in 2019 is expected to eclipse $1.1 trillion, in part because of measures put into place since Trump took office. Many programs involve far less of a federal match than 80%, he said. Read More »

Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat

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Though it's all meant for security goal, taking screenshots of the posted stories were however unrestricted. Thank you, Instagram for the warning. For example, there's a chance that some users may end up watching less stories over time if they aren't able to take screenshots without notifying the creator. Read More »

Winter Olympics opening ceremony sees Intel use record 1218 drones

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Australian athletes unable to attend the official 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony held their own makeshift event in a kitchen near PyeongChang . North and South Korea may be bitterly divided, but at the Olympics, they are anything but. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953 , the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (ROK or South Korea) have been in a tense back-and-forth. Read More »

Drones grounded at opening ceremony _ but not on tape delay

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Pence, right, and Kim Yo Jong, second left, attend the opening ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The two teams marched together at an Olympics opening ceremony for the first time since 2006. "So we had our own", Aussie aerial skier and two-time Olympian David Morris said in his video post to social media. The South Korean leader said in response "let's create the environment for that to be able to happen", Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news ... Read More »

Tillerson sees hard talks with Turkey on northern Syria

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In Kuwait City, Tillerson will meet Kuwaiti officials who are attempting to mediate a resolution to disagreements between Qatar against its Arab neighbors Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The three-day Iraq Reconstruction Conference will showcase private sector investment opportunities and worldwide support for Iraq. The secretary's visit to Lebanon will emphasize USA support for the Lebanese people and the Lebanese Armed Forces. Read More »

Pence raises prospect of USA talks with N. Korea without pre-conditions

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South Korea's presidential office said after the meeting that the North Korean leader has invited Moon to visit his country and expressed willingness to improve inter-Korean ties in the letter. The North Korean delegation also included the country's 90-year-old head of state, Kim Yong Nam. The former envoy believes Moon should use the meeting as an opportunity to push Kim to accept his predecessor's promise to denuclearize. Read More »

CRPF foils militants' attempt to attack its Srinagar camp

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The encounter broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Monday morning after the terrorists' attempt to attack the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar was foiled. Security forces from CRPF Valley QAT and 23 Bn CRPF have cornered the terrorists who have been hiding in a house, which has been cordoned off by the CRPF, said the police official. Read More »

B. Riley Financial Inc. Purchases 1319 Shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS)

Cyrus Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in United Contl Hldgs Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $18.66 billion market cap company. Guggenheim Cap Limited Co has 0% invested in UTStarcom Holdings Corp. Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Range Resources Corporation (NYSE:RRC) for 155,591 shares. Read More »

Samsung May Launch DeX Pad Along with Galaxy S9 in MWC 2018

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Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 , the handset is expected to be available in the Microsoft Store with Microsoft's collection of apps pre-loaded. The Galaxy S9, design-wise, is said to be the same as the Galaxy S8 . For example, there's a "sporty and light" Hyperknit Cover, which has a hashed texture that should be extra-grippy. Read More »

The film deserves all the blessing and love - Deepika Padukone

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The film earned Rs 64.75 crore approximately on the second week, while it earned Rs 159.47 crore on the first week. Before Padmaavat , both Ranveer and Deepika had collaborated with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for another historical drama. Seeing the craze among fans for the epic-period, one expects Padmaavat box office report to proudly touch Rs 250 crores. Deepika Padukone to ditch Ranveer Singh on Valentine's Day. Read More »

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to visit him in Pyongyang

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The opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympics began in Pyeongchang yesterday with a symbolic quest to find peace, which has become the overriding theme of these games. At 83, it would be understandable if Jack Keep and Lew Ewing didn't feel like braving a long-haul flight to the sub-zero temperatures of South Korea's Pyeongchang. Read More »

Iran athletes demand Samsung apologise over Olympic snub

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Samsung , a big player in Iran's electronics market, had said the International Olympic Committee was responsible for distributing gifts at the Olympics and had no further comment. Reuters noted that Samsung was a "big player" in Iran's electronics market. Although the organisers later backtracked, it sparked anger in Iran, where Samsung has a major commercial presence, and its athletes refused to accept the phones until there was a full apology. Read More »

Smartphone Asus ZenFone 5 has shown in three dimensions

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The 2MP sensor is most likely to record depth data for bokeh effects. The Zenfone 5 , as per the leak, will blatantly borrow design cues from the iPhone X . Take a look at the press renders and you will notice that there is a Dual LED flash on the back of the phone supporting the dual cameras, and a fingerprint sensor as well is present and the look of the back of the device is similar to that of the Honor 6x. Read More »

UFC 221: Luke Rockhold vs Yoel Romero

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He was 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) over at his first attempt and still 1.7 pounds (0.77kg) over the 186 pound (84kg) limit at his second. UFC 221 featured half of an interim UFC Middleweight Championship fight, that actually ended up being not a title fight at all. Read More »

Cisco, Harmonic, Ericsson, AT&T Tout NBC Olympic Partnerships

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The hours for Saturday's televised events are 9:15 a.m. [NBCSN], 3:00 p.m. [NBC], 8:00 p.m. [NBCSN], and 11:30 p.m. [NBCSN], all eastern time zones. NBC's over-the-air network will cover popular sports such as figure skating and skiing, some of it live. In the grand scheme of things, that's not really enough to even make it worthwhile. Read More »

LeBron: 'It's a business ... There's no shade on anybody' after trades

Head coach Tyronn Lue knows he can count on Korver going forward. Watching from the West Coast, the defending champions took notice. Lue said "I'm fine" when asked about his health, but did not provide any details. Derrick Rose may be waived by Utah and Dwyane Wade played for the Heat Friday. It's a homecoming for the 36-year-old Wade, who played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three National Basketball Association titles - two of them with James. Read More »

Facebook testing "Downvoting" of comments

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Netizens have expressed concern over the planned "downvote" button in the comments section of Facebook , fearing it may be exploited by trolls and bots, and cause deeper political divisions. Facebook is now testing a "downvote" button in select public pages. It's now only visible to a small group of people in the US . It appears next to the regular Like and Reply buttons underneath a comment. Read More »

Dow Jones Plunge Has Many Investors Jittery

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The Standard & Poor's 500 index gave up 77 points, or 2.9 percent, to 2,603. Brent crude, the benchmark for worldwide oil prices, lost 76 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $66.86 a barrel in London. Baird in Milwaukee. "Some of what we saw yesterday suggests we are near at least a short-term low", he said. After rising sharply last week, U.S. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets the official Android Oreo update

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Samsung's 2015 flagship smartphones such as the Galaxy S6 , Galaxy S6 Edge , Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and the Galaxy Note 5 are powered by the Exynos 7420 system-on-chip and are perfectly capable of running Android Oreo . I've reached out to T-Mobile to ask about these pages and if these four Samsung devices will indeed be updated to Android Oreo. The update weighs in close to 3 GB and brings VoLTE support to Vodafone and Jio users, along with the usual suite of EMUI 8 and Oreo features. Read More »

Canadian Roundup: Morris and Lawes open with doubles curling loss

Before competition began, Becca said the siblings were excited to get on the ice first for the United States. Olympic curling is a popular event and that much was obvious on Wednesday evening as the 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off. With each team sliding eight rocks apiece during a turn or an " end ", there are plenty of potential outcomes. The Canadians are the defending men's champion and the women's team went undefeated at the world's. Read More »

Abe, Moon agree on pressuring N.Korea

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Ahead of the Games, which formally opened on Friday, South Korea's government distributed guidelines to organisers, listing do's and don't's when they meet North Koreans, an official at the Pyeongchang organising committee told Reuters . Read More »

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit Over Pixel Smartphone Glitches

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The Weeks lawsuit , though, argues that there's little point in seeking help in this situation as "instead of fixing the defective Pixel phones, providing refunds, or replacing the devices with non-defective phones, Google has replaced defective phones with other defective phones, resulting in many consumers repeatedly experiencing the microphone defect ". Read More »

North Korea has military parade on eve of Olympics in South

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Representing the NK President Kim Jong Un will be his sister, Kim Yo-jong, marking the Kim family's first official summit meeting since 2007. It was in keeping with his determined effort to turn a cold shoulder to what he's called North Korea's "propaganda" around the games in South Korea . Read More »

Winter Olympics Begin In South Korea

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The two neither faced each other nor shook hands . Seoul's Unification Ministry said Friday that the Mangyongbong-92 will return to the North on Saturday. Protesters scuffled briefly with police and criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is using the Olympics to re-engage with the North and pave the way for talks over the reclusive state's nuclear and missile program . Read More »