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Washington DC approves Boring Co digging permit

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While Elon Musk's Boring Company received a mixed reaction to its Los Angeles tunnel plans at Culver City Council last month, it seems to be making some progress on its other tunnel project on the east coast. The total trip time between DC and NYC would be just 29 minutes, which would obviously revolutionize transportation, as you could work in Manhattan and live in Philly for one-tenth the price. Read More »

Tuesday in CE: Job Board Hints Spotify Getting Serious About Hardware Venture

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Spotify is most likely working on its own music product like a smart speaker , a wearable device like headphones, or something else that might elevate its software experience. Spotify notes that the roles will contribute to "creating innovative Spotify experiences" via connected hardware. Spotify knows this, which is why it's not too surprising to hear that the company might be working on releasing its own speaker system. Read More »

Dark Horse will publish Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia this October

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While it's disappointing that Mario's most varied adventure and his many, many spin-offs won't make it into book form (not yet, anyway), Dark Horse do such a loving job with their publishing and Western localization that it's going to be a must-have for anyone out there not named Bowser. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Trophy List Unveiled 24 Hours Before Release

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If you decide to jump in and try it out ahead of release, you'll get some goodies to take with you into the full game, such as a FOXHOUND name plate, a Metal Gear Rex head accessory, and a bandana accessory. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly with the beta's launch this time around. It features a co-op multiplayer mode in which player can be joined by up to 3 players (or play solo - in solo, the player will be joined by 3 AI team-mates). Read More »

VW's Latest Self-Driving Concept Car Has No Steering Wheel

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Similar to its siblings, the I.D. Vizzion is based on the same scalable MEB platform developed specially for all-electric cars under the VW Group umbrella. It's also the largest auto in the I.D. family so far, measuring 5.11 meters long. The company calls it the I.D. Vizzion and it's part of VW's I.D. Read More »

Return to Paradise City Next Month With Burnout Paradise Remastered

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Players will be transported back into the world of Paradise City to tear it up in the ultimate driving playground, from hectic downtown avenues to the wild mountain roads. Featuring Criterion's trademark speed and destruction with awesome stunts and spectacular crashes. EA Access members will be able to try the title a whole week before that, thanks to the Play First Trial that will be available from March 9th. Read More »

Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Blast Onto Switch This May

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That's not a huge surprise given that the original Legacy duo was divided up to make room for Mega Man 1-10 across two games, but there might be a silver lining to all this for Switch owners. "With all ten classic titles coming to Nintendo Switch , it's a great time to catch up or relive your favorite mega moments ahead of Mega Man 11, coming late 2018 to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC". Read More »

Google's Tez service in India adds support for bill payments

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Similarly, user can also check the payment history by tapping a biller from the list. Users can just to Payments New and the option for "Pay your Bills" will appear. Google Tez will not apply any transaction charges for payment of these bills. Tez will then ask the user to link account details with the app along with the bill amount. Read More »

Samsung Starts Volume Production of a 30.72-terabyte SSD

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SAMSUNG HAS raised the bar again with a Solid State Disc (SSD) drive that crams a massive 30TB of storage into a standard format. The new SSD has been created to meet the demands of the current generation enterprise storage systems featuring the latest technologies like 64 layer V-NAND and 3-bit 512-gigabit chips. Read More »

Windows Phone 7.5 And 8.0 Devices No Longer Receive Push Notifications

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Devices on Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 will no longer receive notifications. It's been a while since Windows Phone 8.0 received any security updates as the company has ended all support for the operating system. Microsoft is ending support for mobile push notifications on its Windows Phone 7 and 8 software by February 20th. Microsoft's last and latest mobile operating system Windows 10 Mobile is still kicking, but the platform is already in maintenance mode, and the extended support for ... Read More »

An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash

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While there wasn't an exact reason why this was happening, Apple has nonetheless fixed it in a new update rolling out to iPhones , iPads , and iPod touches in the form of iOS 11 .2.6. Unpatched devices running on iOS 11 crash when any application receives the character, The Verge reported . Last Thursday, Apple said that it planned to release a patch update to address the Telugu issue. Read More »

Vodafone introduces new Rs 158 prepaid plan with 1GB/day data benefit

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This increase in validity was announced to compete with Reliance Jio's Rs 98 plan that offered unlimited calls , SMSs and 2GB of data with 28 days validity . The calling covers local, roaming, and STD calls, but isn't actually unlimited. Now choose from a range of best-selling Airtel prepaid recharge packs which provide you unlimited calling, 4G internet, prepaid recharge offers online. Read More »

Inmates Who Clapped For Suspect Of Chicago Cop's Death May Face Reprisals

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Funeral and visitation services have been scheduled for Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, who was shot and killed while assisting in apprehending a suspect in the city on Tuesday. WGN reported that a judge called Legghette a "real and present" danger to society, noting a 20-year criminal history that includes battery, armed robbery and felony drug charges. Read More »

Amazon Germany listed "GTA V Premium Edition" for a March 2018 release

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Grand Theft Auto V is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and continues to be one of the highest selling games with GTA Online constantly getting weekly updates with new content. Speaking of GTA V , earlier this year rumor started to pop up that GTA 5 will come to Nintendo Switch along with Red Dead Redemption. Of course GTA V owes a lot of its success thanks to its online counterpart, GTA Online . Read More »

Google takes away the 'view image' option

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As part of its agreement with Getty Images, the "view image" button has been removed. However, there is a way for users to manually reclaim the option. In a statement, Getty Images said: "We are pleased to announce that after working cooperatively with Google over the past months, our concerns are being recognised and we have withdrawn our complaint". Read More »

Mercedes teases its new AMG GT Coupe with wind tunnel shots

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The operation of DISTRONIC and cruise control with controls directly on the steering wheel is another new feature. Sure, the early February introduction of the fourth-generation A-Class didn't include any Affalterbach models, but the world wide web has already delivered renderings that help us build sweet expectations. Read More »

LG Judy to be the Successor of G6?

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This new smartphone, LG Judy is probably the successor of the LG G6 , which will not be named G7 as it was firstly reported . LG recently said it was taking a break from its annual launch cycle, but that does not mean there are no flagship smartphones to show this year. Read More »

Facebook Could Be Fined $156M by Belgium for Breaching Privacy Laws

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The court has also ordered Facebook to delete all data it had collected illegally on citizens of Belgium, including those who didn't use the social network. "We require any business that uses our technologies to provide clear notice to end-users, and we give people the right to opt-out of having data collected on sites and apps off Facebook being used for ads". Read More »

Highly anticipated 'System Shock' remake on hiatus indefinitely

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Regular progress updates have been the order of the day, but the System Shock remake had missed its late 2017 release window. Kick further explained that it has become clear to him that the team took the wrong path and turned their backs on the very people who made this possible: Kickstarter backers. Read More »

There's Already A Leather Coaster To Protect Your Furniture From The HomePod

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In an explanation posted Wednesday, Apple said the problem occurs with speakers that, like the HomePod, are equipped with a silicon base to minimize vibration. "But at least one person has discovered similar marks from the feet of the Sonos One". Prospero confirmed Apple's previous statement that the marks faded over time, as he saw that the white circle from where his HomePod used to be located has started to disappear. Read More »

New Promo Lands For Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

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But for those who may not be familiar with the novel, it's hard to imagine what a world where "the limits of reality are your own imagination" would look like. The OASIS was created by an eccentric genius named James Halliday ( Mark Rylance ), and after his death, the entire world sets out on a virtual reality treasure hunt for an Easter egg he hid somewhere within the program. Read More »

Dev Patel to play Charles Dickens character David Copperfield

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After six live-action films, two animated films, and five mini-series, the novel written by Charles Dickens in 1850 is getting another adaptation, this time co-written and directed by " Veep " creator Armando Iannucci . " Hotel Mumbai " is based on the three-day siege of the Taj Hotel that started November 26, 2008 by Pakistan-based terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba in which 167 people were killed. Read More »

Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new Ceed

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This information was not officially announced during the premiere of the auto yesterday, but in an interview to Automotive News the South Korean brand's chief operating officer for Europe, Michael Cole, has confirmed hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are in the works. Read More »

PUBG Hits 30M Sold, But Player Base Drops

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Cheaters aren't helping. On top of that, battle royale is a genre that eats its own - at least, if H1Z1's precipitous fall from grace is anything to go on. In other words, it looks like the honeymoon phase is officially over. There are so many, in fact, that virtually no game is free from one. Many players have been crying out for a region lock on China as the vast majority of cheaters have appeared to come from that country, and on February 15th YouxiStory confirmed those suspicions ... Read More »

Kashmir: Security forces battle militants in Baramulla, no casualties reported

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Two terrorists escaped during a counter-insurgency operation in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district when stone pelters disrupted the encounter on Friday morning. Government forces retaliated the protestors by tear gas smoke shells and pellets to disperse the protesters. However, operation against the militants continued despite protests, official sources said. Read More »

Huawei trades Mate 10 Pros for reviews that shouldn't exist

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On the 31st of last month, the company posted on a Facebook group with over 60k members, asking the group members to leave comments on the Best Buy pre-sale page in exchange for a chance to beta test a Mate 10 Pro. Huawei Mate 9/Successor. well here it is! Despite not being able to get any deal with United States carriers, the Mate 10 Pro is up for pre-orders in the US. Read More »

Valentine's Day and its sordid history

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Valentine's Day is traditionally a day dedicated to love, gifts and celebrating your significant other. You see, the reigning emperor at the time outlawed marriage. Valentine cards usually include images of hearts, flowers, or Cupid, the Roman god of love and desire. "But this day gives us a reason to make a relationship stronger by doing something special, by making the loved ones feel special", he added. Read More »

Sony Announces Limited Time Sale on PlayStation VR Headsets & Bundles

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According to Sony , the new prices are going to be applicable starting February 18. The $199.99 PS VR bundle will include the " Gran Turismo Sport " bundle, which includes the game and the PlayStation camera . The Gran Turismo bundle is by far the best option here since it's the cheapest way in. These PlayStation VR deals and bundles will be available at participating retailers in the USA, which readers can find more information here . Read More »

Samsung teases Galaxy S9 camera in new video

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South Korean Technology Giant Samsung has recently released a new teaser video giving away a few secrets of what we can expect from the camera of their upcoming S9 launch . Additionally, 9to5 Google reports that Samsung's 3D emoji could potentially turn your entire body into an avatar of sorts, instead of just capturing your face. Read More »

Google removes 'view image' button from image search results

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The view image button has been present for years now and one would wonder why Google has suddenly chose to remove it. The View Image button gave bots an easy way to pull images from all over the web and use for whatever nefarious purposes imaginable, and when visitors pull just an image from the site, they don't see any of the site's advertisements or even have an opportunity to engage with the content surrounding the image. Read More »

Kim grateful for South's welcome to Olympic delegation

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Vice President Mike Pence (C) talks to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in during the short track speed skating event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung on February 10, 2018. Ripley then said the diplomatic loser in Pyongchang is the U.S. The visit was agreed as part of the deal for North Korea to take part in the Olympics , he said. Read More »

Shaq Fu sequel finally coming out this spring

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In Shaq Fu , players take control of the unstoppable Shaquille O'Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of Hell and Hollywood. "Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken, and baseball bats", Saber detailed in a press release sent to GamesBeat. Read More »

How A Single Character "Text Bomb" Can Crash Your iPhone And Mac

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It's strikingly similar to the so-called ChaiOS bug from January in which a single link on iMessage was able to crash the app and force some phones to restart. As far as Apple is concerned, Shah says that by shifting the PAD filter orders from Broadcom to Qorvo in the LCD iPhone model, Apple will shave off $100 million in component costs. Read More »

Find anything good in Steam's Lunar New Year sale?

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This is especially handy when you have 100 or more games on the list and you want to browse by whether a title is on sale . Steam's Lunar New Year Sale is here, and to celebrate the thousands of games on sale, Valve has unveiled a new update to the gaming distribution service's UI. Read More »

Google Launches Light Gmail Go App

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The new app will include most of the features available on the original Gmail app . While Google may be able to implement this on its own Pixel range of phones, most other top smartphone makers like Samsung and Xiaomi use their own in-house user interfaces and therefore, this objective itself appears to be standing on thin ice. Read More »

Dwight Gayle: 'Victory over Manchester United has lifted Newcastle United'

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You have to work like they did today, it was an wonderful effort. Manager Rafael Benitez has confirmed that he held long term interest in the 29-year-old's career, including during his time in Portugal with Sporting, and says his experience and talent in front of goal will be a huge asset for the Magpies between now and the end of the season. Read More »

Patrick J. Adams Defends Meghan Markle After Racist Tweet

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After Nehlen posted the tweet, Adams immediately weighed in and defended Markle's honor, calling Nehlen a "sad and sick man with no sense of shame or class". Until recent weeks, Twitter had turned a blind eye to months of his anti-Semitic and white supremacist content. However, in a recent blog post, the micro-blogging site also acknowledged that blocking politicians or world leaders from using Twitter would "hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions". Read More »

With 18:9 display and dual-lens ZEISS camera surfaces

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There's the Nokia 1 which is another entry-level device. From the render, we can see that it has a potentially removable plastic back cover and a single lens camera with a flash. Below the setup will be a fingerprint sensor. Currently limited to a few devices, the update is now coming for the Nokia flagship. The device features a smaller display that's believed to have a 720p HD screen resolution. Read More »

Windows 10: Here's how to get the latest apps before anyone else

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The company is nearing the release of Redstone 4, which is yet to have an official name, and plans to ship the update to the public sometime in March or April of this year. Non-Skip Ahead users will get builds from the RS4_RELEASE branch. However, it is worth noting here that since the new scheme reduces micro-latencies, it may adversely affect your hardware and make it more power hungry than what it was on the default balanced plan. Read More »

Tinder Plans Bumble-Like Feature That Puts Women in Control

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Tinder has reported a 348% increase in overall usage in the Olympic Villages, a 565% increase in right swipes, as well as a 644% increase in matches. Tinder's implementation is different in that it allows women to opt out of the option, whereas on Bumble it is the standard. Ginsberg said Tinder's new feature, which appears to be only for women seeking men, is "not a reaction to any competitor". Read More »

Samsung teases Galaxy S9's camera enhancements in three videos

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Slow-Mo has been a feature of plenty of cameras for a while, but it is Sony who leads this space with a staggering slow-mo capability. The second video is set in the dark until the last frame where it focuses on a deer, then a flash happens lighting it up and centres it in the "9". Read More »

Amazon Allowed to Continue Putting Cat Food in Your Basket

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Now, Amazon has opened up the sale of its Echo speakers to all customers, so you can buy one now without using an invite. Amazon will soon sell its Echo range of smart speakers offline, according to reports. The speaker comes loaded with Alexa and it can be used to trigger multiple actions. VIZIO, Inc. announced today the introduction of the VIZIO SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa, enabling easy voice control of 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K display collections. Read More »

Ahead of final Olympics, New Yorker Erin Hamlin takes laid-back approach

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Hamlin, who was the flag bearer for Team USA at the Opening Ceremony last week, is sitting 0.236 seconds off the lead held by defending Olympic champion Natalie Geisenberger of Germany. "Obviously it's really hard to ignore the extra hype around the Olympics, but we try to look ahead to be able to have peak performance at the games", Hamlin said. Read More »

Google likely 'borrowing' iPhone X notch with upcoming Android update

The latest Android update version 8.1.0 is still being rolled out to users' devices, so there's a chance that there are still some running the older version of Android Oreo . The app package itself comes in at a slim 9.51 MB-compared to about 20 MB for the normal app-and should also take up less space once installed. The inbox incorporates a priority mail view, showing mails from friends, and stacks social and promotional emails. Read More »