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The US administration has accused Russian Federation of killing civilians in Syria

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Regime ally Russian Federation last week announced a five-hour daily "humanitarian pause" in Eastern Ghouta , during which it said it would guarantee safe passage to civilians wishing to flee the enclave. Assad said on Sunday the Syrian army would continue the push into eastern Ghouta, which government forces and allied militia have encircled since 2013. Read More »

Rumor: Grand Theft Auto VI Location and Development details Revealed

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Take-Two, the publisher behind GTA 5 , has announced that the game has sold over 90 million units total, with the majority of the recent profit coming from purchases in their online arena - GTA Online . It is the highest selling game of all time and is still making more money than games that come out past year, it's still making a whole lot of money from it's Online alone. Read More »

Rumor: Battlefield 2018 to Have Battlefield 1-Like Campaign

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The leak suggests that this is a special mode that runs squads of players through "randomly generated Conquest missions", but the studio could expand the scope beyond that. You would also know, that given the game's success, you, or anyone, would not want the new game to be "corrupted" by loot boxes. An inside source told US Gamer that, while loot boxes are making a return for the next "Battlefield" installment, EA learned from the controversy with "Battlefront II" and decided to make sure ... Read More »

BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept

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Wider kidney grilles and flared air intakes make for an ultra-aggressive front end, a theme which continues throughout the design, culminating in a ducktail spoiler and quad exhausts at the rear of the auto. The quad tailpipes are also finished in gold and finish off an extreme rear end design, sitting at the end of two massive air outlets. "The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance". Read More »

Rumour: GameStop insider leak confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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One user recalls that in Advanced Warfare after the release of Black Ops III appeared guns in the style of world war II - so Sledgehammer Games have hinted at the interior of its next Call of Duty . 2018 is Treyarch's year to produce their Call of Duty , with Activision having its studios on a three year development cycle. The series is one of the most successful franchises of all time and Black Ops is one of the most fan-favorite entries out of the franchise. Read More »

Spotify cautioning users of hacked apps

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While many users probably know full well they're tricking the system by using one of the service-pirating apps, there are those caught off guard by the notice and, on Spotify's community forum, some claimed naivete . This is an indication that Spotify is actively working to find users that are taking advantage of the service in the wrong ways. Spotify offers both free and premium options to users. Read More »

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Revealed

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To more important matters, the AMG GT 4-Door will come in three potencies: the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 AMG GT 63 S with 630 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque, the AMG GT 63 with the same engine detuned to 577 hp and 533 lb-ft, and a 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline six-cylinder AMG GT 53 with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft, aided by an EQ Boost electric motor. Read More »

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo previews 2021 production crossover

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And yes, if the Mission E is the Porsche answer to the Tesla Model S, the concept that's hinted to reach production quite soon is their response to the Tesla Model X all-electric SUV. "It combines sportiness and everyday practicality in unique style", Blume said. The EV punch enables the Cross Turismo hit 62 miles per hour (100 kph) from a standstill in less than three and a half seconds while the sprint from 0 to 124 miles per hour (200 kph) takes less than 12 seconds. Read More »

Next Toyota Supra revealed

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When it's time to stop, Brembo brakes will bring the GR Supra Racing Concept to a halt in a hurry. Sadly, Toyota didn't talk at all about the forthcoming fifth generation of the Supra road vehicle. If you aren't convinced by now that this auto means business, the large rear wing should make that extremely clear. The concept's chassis features lowered front and rear suspension using original equipment (OE) components. Read More »

Geneva Motor Show: Volkswagen ID Vizzion Concept Revealed

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Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand says: "The I.D. Vizzion shows what our brand is capable of in terms of technology, design and quality". It is pictured as a completely autonomous vehicle, so there is no steering wheel. The Vizzion promises Level 5 autonomy , which means it can operate exclusively on voice and gesture control, according to VW. Read More »

Ubisoft Announces New Plans to Decrease Toxicity in Games

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Starting next week, we will be implementing an improvement on the system we have been using to ban players that use racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech , in game. From the lowest rung of ranked all the way up to pro level, developers of multiplayer arenas have worked in varying degrees to attempt to weed out toxicity in their gaming communities and make the playing field a safe and respectful ground for gamers of all types. Read More »

Students, schools, split over national 17-minute walkout

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She said attendance is optional for Central students, but those who want to attend will be excused from their classes for the forum. They both said they would feel comfortable do so. "We recognize that it is important for student voices to be part of this conversation, as the learning environment is where our youth spend the majority of their waking hours". Read More »

Pizza Hut's 'Pie Tops' Let You Order Pizza From Your Shoes

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Following 2017's most delicious NCAA fashion-statement, Pizza Hut is unveiling Pie Tops II - a new generation of the signature Pie Tops sneaker launched a year ago. The shoes are red or wheat-colored. Also, these shoes add another button that pairs with certain cable TV set-top boxes to pause live television. a one-button remote. Read More »

The Bentley Bentayga super-luxe SUV has gone hybrid

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It's a glowing metallic sphere you can use to tell burglars there's a nice auto usually parked here and additional expensive things in the house, like nearly certainly a Nest thermostat. This device features "pressed eco-linen with bio-sourced thermosetting resin" and "a hot-pressure aluminium casting". At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show , Bentley finally unveiled the new Bentayga plug-in hybrid with 31 miles of range and a full charge in just 2.5 hours. Read More »

Weinstein Accusers Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek Present Time's Up Special at Oscars

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She said hopes the next 90 years of cinema will be defined by "equality, diversity inclusivity, intersectionality". Hayek then introduced a pre-taped segment highlighting some of this year's most diverse and ground-breaking filmmakers - from Greta Gerwig and Dee Rees to Ava Duvernay and Kumail Nanjiani - whom she referred to as "unstoppable spirits who kicked ass and broke through bias perceptions against their gender racer and ethnicity to tell their stories". Read More »

Google selling Zagat to restaurant recommendations site The Infatuation

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If the rumors to be believed Google is selling off Zagat to " The Infatuation ". Google didn't provide a reason why it was selling Zagat , but the restaurant review brand hasn't had much luck either. The company had been rumored to be courting a buyer since early this year. "We relate to audiences in a way that other entities aren't", Stang said. Read More »

YouTube Is Using AI To Replace Green Screen Technology

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The lightweight video format is rolling out to limited beta testers and will be helpful for YouTube creators . Interestingly, Google was able to get it running at 40 frames per second on its own Pixel 2 , but at over 100 frames per second on Apple's iPhone 7 . Read More »

Blizzard Celebrate StarCraft's 20th Anniversary With Some Freebies

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If you wanted an indication of how old - or ancient - you are, Starcraft is turning 20 this month. Tune in on Twitch during the stream to earn a commemorative console skin for StarCraft II . Select StarCraft II items will also be on sale from March 6-20. Login to Heroes of the Storm between March 27th and April 7th and you'll pick up Anniversary Portraits for Terran, Protoss and Zerg. Read More »

England Sevens unbeaten on day one in Las Vegas

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The national Rugby sevens team, Shujaa, registered mixed results at the ongoing Las Vegas Sevens, the 5th stop on the 2017/18 IRB Sevens Circuit . "Three-straight years in the semifinals, to get knocked out and to come this year". The United States Eagles speedster ran the length of the field to score a stunning individual try against Fiji in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Sevens on Monday morning (NZT). Read More »

Xiaomi to launch new Mi TV series in India on March 7

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It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic T962 Cortex-A53 processor. The Mi LED Smart TV 4C is now showing a price of Rs 27,999 ($429) after a 15% discount. However, it was rumored that the company will launch some smaller variants of the Mi TV 4 as well. This will likely be customised for the Indian audience as well with PatchWalls deep learning AI that brings the ability to learn a user's viewing habits and suggest content based on it. Read More »

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9+ receives Best New Connected Device award

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We've found that we're using the GIFs regularly, and that if you're using the default Samsung keyboard you've instantly got access to said little moving pictures of you (not in the apps themselves, as previously thought). They are able to shoot HDR photos with a 4K resolution and also record super slow motion video at 1080p resolution. Samsung made it clear from the outset that the focus on the Galaxy S9 was going to be on the camera . Read More »

Amazon.com (AMZN) Upgraded by Vetr to "Buy"

About 6.59 million shares traded or 34.16% up from the average. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Director Tom A. Alberg sold 670 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 insider sales for $42.36 million activity. $2.24M worth of Stamps.com Inc. Olsavsky Brian T sold $3.42 million worth of stock or 2,333 shares. Read More »

By Buying The Ring Doorbell, Amazon Is Expanding Alexa's World Once Again

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Amazon invested in Ring previous year through its venture capital arm, the Alexa Fund. Amazon uses its Alexa fund to support businesses that develop apps for the Echo and Alexa. Ring rolled out integration with Amazon's Alexa voice platform in June, connecting select products to the Echo Show and Fire TV devices. By offering benefits including real-time remote monitoring of homes, Amazon hopes to lock people into its family of smart products. Read More »

Galaxy S9's display takes honors alongside its camera

Some of the most noticeable improvements can be seen straight away. While the design is essentially the same as the S8, the S9's design tweaks improve overall visual appeal as well as usability. But thanks to a very important Sephora and CoverGirl collab, the new smartphones aren't the only ones with a pretty face: Bixby, a voice-powdered digital assistant, allows you to try on makeup virtually and purchase it directly through the camera. Read More »

Xiaomi opens first Mi Home Experience Store in Chennai, India

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Xiaomi India teased the launch of a new series of its smart TV on its Twitter feed. For those who aren't fans of the iPhone X-style notch, they'll certainly be happy to see that the Mi Mix 2S won't have a notch on top of its display . The device was reported to launch before the Mobile World Congress, however the company didn't announce anything new in the MWC 2018. The Mi TV 4A series comes in four screen sizes and furthermore incorporates AI-based discourse acknowledgment. Read More »

Google Has Received 2.4 Million Right To Be Forgotten Requests

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The research annotates Google reviewers' analysis of the ways Europeans are using their "right to be forgotten". They also must provide a list of URLs they would like to delist , along with the search queries leading to these URLs and a short comment about how the URLs relate to the requester. Read More »

Democrat Schumer to Trump on guns: Follow your instincts

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They didn't endorse me in my re-election. What do I need? "You went through a lot of presidents and didn't get it done. We have to do what is right". But the impact of the meeting at the White House , which stunned some within the President's own party and puzzled aides back on the Hill, was still uncertain. Read More »

The Best Bang For The Buck — GMC Sierra

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The top-tier trim will use carbon fiber rather than steel for the bed box, saving 62 pounds. The tailgate inner and wheelwells are glass-fiber-reinforced polymer. The 2019 model loses as much as 360 pounds compared to the current truck. Unlike Chevrolet's near overhaul of the Silverado, GMC has chosen to instead refine the face of its full-size pickup. Read More »

Dropbox inks integration pact with G Suite

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But Google began tuning it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts and sought to bring customers numerous same features it has internally. It will also come with Quick Access to Docs. And to mix things up a bit, Hangouts and Hangouts Chat are still two different things but will be compatible with one another and might even bleed into each other as far as contacts and settings go. Read More »

Huawei and ZTE present mobile devices on eve of Mobile World Congress

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FindBiometrics and Mobile ID World are reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona , where biometrics are everywhere, sparking conversation and controlling venue access. At KT's 5G Zone, visitors will be able to experience how fast the company's 5G network is by using a 5G test device in comparison with a 4G network. Read More »

Developer platform GitHub hit by largest recorded DDoS attack in history

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The scale of the DDoS attack as seen by Akamai . The attack on GitHub surpassed even the 2016 massive DDoS attack against Dyn , which peaked at 1.2 Tbps and shut down internet services across the US. Attackers executed the attack using a vulnerability in Memcached servers that was made public two days ago. Akamai is working with our industry partners and peers to help organizations use Best Common Practices (BCPs) and practical memcached remediation to reduce the risk to the ... Read More »

Far Cry 5 live-action trailer details its villain, Father Joseph

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The short film's plot will focus on three vloggers who were lured into the remote town of Hope County, Montana after hearing rumors regarding the titular cult. Keep your allies close and your enemies in scope, and you'll go far with The Resistance in the war against Eden's Gate. It's nearly time, Far Cry fans! Far Cry 5 will be released for PS4, PC, and Xbox One on March 27. Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2 Hands-On: A new shine

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By comparison, Samsung's Galaxy S9 offers 960fps at 720p, offering the same playback time. It will go on sale from March 2018 globally. The Asus ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) price, on the other hand, is set at Euro 479 (roughly Rs. Sony will purportedly be offering the same f/1.8, 19-megapxel camera from the XZ Premium. That's certainly not true with the Apple iPhone X , which might be divisive for its camera notch on the front but wows with its gorgeous all-screen front. Read More »

HEB to sell limited-edition reusable Selena bags

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The limited edition Selena bags went on sale at H.E.B.s around Texas this morning and the frenzies are already over in San Angelo. "Throughout the years, we've always wanted to work together to do something and so we finally came up with something to give back to Selena's fans and benefit the Selena Foundation", Suzette said. Read More »

Liverpool look set to raid Southampton yet again for new midfielder

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That didn't happen, and, remarkably, Liverpool are reportedly keen to sign yet another player from Southampton according to reports in France today. Since June 2014, the Reds have raided the Saints on multiple occasions. Lemina has been a bright spark in what has been a hugely uninspiring season for Southampton . Read More »

Another former president won't be coming to Billy Graham's funeral

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North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said a statue of Graham will soon be erected in the US Capitol to replace the current statue of former NC Gov. Charles Aycock in Statuary Hall. "It's time for the world to wake up because you're not promised tomorrow". When Bill Clinton has talked about Graham over the years, it's usually been about how he became a fan of the evangelist when the future president was a kid in Arkansas. Read More »

Blizzard Strongly Hints at Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch Port

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If true, this will be the first time since Starcraft was ported to Nintendo 64 that a Blizzard has sent one of its blockbuster titles to a Nintendo platform. In related news, David Brevik, the original Diablo designer, recently revealed that Diablo 3 would have been much more Diablo II-looking if Blizzard North had developed the game. Read More »

Dropbox and Google Cloud Partner to Deliver Cross-Platform Integrations

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As explained by Dropbox, the plan means its users "will be able to create, open, edit, save, and share Google Docs , Sheets, and Slides directly from Dropbox". According to the release, Dropbox Business admins will be able to manage G Suite content from apps like Docs and Sheets in the same way that they manage other content in Dropbox. Read More »

Instant Pot Recall: Multicookers Sold At Walmart Could Pose Fire Hazard

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The recall affects models with batchcodes of 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 or 1746 printed on the rating label underneath the multicooker. Owners should stop using them immediately and return them to Walmart for a free replacement. Visit gemmulticooker.com for more information. A widely used cooking machine could put you at risk. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard . Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 will track your shredding on the slopes

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As far as how these winter activities utilize the hardware within Apple's popular wearable, it triggers both the built-in Global Positioning System function and altimeter. It all comes as part of the watchOS 4.2 update, letting you track your skiing and snowboarding activities. And, assuming there's some cell coverage, the cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 3 will allow people to track your location in case you're late making it back to the chalet for a beverage when the day's ... Read More »

Quartet who attacked French embassy in Burkina Faso killed

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Pictures from the scene showed a cloud of black smoke rising into the sky. A spokesman for the French Ministry of Defense told CNN the situation at the embassy was under control. Burkina Faso's national police have warned people to move away from areas around the "vicinity of the Prime Ministry - and the United Nations roundabout". Read More »

Instagram code reveals unreleased voice and video calling

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Instagram wants to be your phone, not just your camera. While Snapchat is far from dead, Instagram has given it a run for its money-Instagram Stories has proven to be a success for the image-sharing app, gleaning 300 million daily active users previous year. Read More »

Twitter shares rise; CEO questions the health of Twitter conversations

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The chief executive officer said Twitter accepted responsibility for inadvertently helping to spread misinformation, harassment, and manipulation via bots. The Twitter founder said the site had begun working with non-profit research firm Cortico , which has launched a study into the health of conversation on social media in the USA using indicators such as the variety of opinions seen and the receptivity of users to other ideas. Read More »

Behind the decisions of businesses to change gun policies

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But at the time, Walmart sidestepped any controversy involving gun politics, attributing its decision to lower customer demand for the military-style rifles. The Atlanta-based airline would have been the chief beneficiary of the tax break. Nicholson says his store don't plan on changing their gun regulation sales anytime soon even though other stores have made a decision to do so. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9's Camera beats Google Pixel 2 with Record DxOMark Score

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To test one smartphone camera, its engineers its take and evaluate more than 1,500 test images, along with more than two hours of video. The Samsung Galaxy S9 +, on the other hand, could manage only 178 points. There is one aspects where the Galaxy S9 +'s camera lacks; texture. This feature allows the S9 to shoot slow motion videos at 960 frames per second at up to 720p resolution. Read More »

Why Refurbished Phones Are More Popular Than Anyone Ever Expected

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The new screen will rock an edge-to-edge design like that of the iPhone X , while the body of the phone will be a similar design to the iPhone 8 Plus . Not only do refurbished phones now account for one out of every 10 devices sold, but they also represent the fastest growing segment of the mobile phone market, according to Counterpoint Research data which revealed that in Q3 2017, the world's top 3 best-selling smartphones were the iPhone 7 , iPhone 6s , and Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime - ... Read More »

H1Z1 launches in full with a new game mode

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Yes, H1Z1 has a new battle royale mode, but there's a bit of a twist here. And now, H1Z1 is finally out of Early Access. In February 2016, the game was split into two separate games - H1Z1: King of the Kill (battle royale) and H1Z1: Just Survive (survival MMO). Read More »