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Creepy launch trailer released for tomorrow's Assassin's Creed: Origins expansion

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Here Bayek will encounter undead pharaohs materializing in the streets and slaughtering civilians. Bayek's objective would be to hunt down key artifacts linked to each pharaoh in order to put them to rest. Alongside fathoming the secret of the dead's ascent, Bayek will need to battle different mysterious beasts like goliath scorpions. In the meantime, you can check out some of the gameplay ahead of tomorrow's launch. Read More »

Donald Trump: 'We're Not Backing Down' on Tariffs

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The latest round of a almost yearlong renegotiation effort is coming to an end this week in Mexico City. "If the European Union wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. Other companies dependent on steel and aluminum experienced losses as well. Trump is expected to finalize the tariffs later in the week, posing a tough challenge for US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican Economy ... Read More »

Microsoft's Slack competitor is getting Cortana integration and message translation

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But now a year after its initial launch Microsoft has unveiled some new Teams features, including integration with Cortana and inline message translation. The latest enhancements break down along the lines of features and functionality, calling, and device support , Wright said. To drive adoption among the enterprise, Microsoft is working with OEMs including Lenovo and HP to make video conferencing meeting-room systems powered by Microsoft Teams. Read More »

Apple's Eddy Cue talks Texture buy and 'trusted news sources'

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Texture is the "Netflix for magazines", bringing subscribers digital access to more than 200 of the world's top publications. Since its launch in 2010, Texture has become the leading multi-title subscription service giving users the ability to instantly access some of the most widely read magazines while on the go. Read More »

Major League Baseball will stream games weekly on Facebook Live

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This means if you want to watch those games on mobile, desktop or TV, you'll need to log into Facebook first. These will be available on Facebook Watch in the US and around the world. But it was beat out by Star India, owned by 21st Century Fox. The move marks the first time that one of the major United States professional sports leagues has agreed to have regular season games distributed only on Facebook. Read More »

Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

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Philips Hue products usually just have boring model number names but someone over at Hue HQ has got creative with the monikers for the new outdoor line. There's also the Hue Calla , which seems to function as lighting that's more general objective. Create the right ambiance for any moment outside Take your outdoor space to the next level with access to 16 million colors and full flexibility to position the light wherever it is needed. Read More »

Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

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When enabled, this will send a signal to a compatible TV that a game is being played and to turn on its Game Mode, which many TVs have in order to reduce latency. Microsoft says Freesync support should debut sometime in the spring, while the auto low latency feature won't arrive until later this year. We have Low Framerate Compensation, which for almost 20 FreeSync monitors can sustain smooth gameplay down to around 25 FPS. Read More »

Ford Mustang California Special adds a little more go to its show

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Outside, the Blue Oval is offering new vintage-inspired paint colors including Need for Green, Velocity Blue and the gorgeous Dark Highland Green which we saw on the Bullitt Mustang. Cabin-wise, those looking to get the California Special should expect black Miko suede seats with red stitching. Like Ford Mustang , Bang & Olufsen is an innovator in both iconic design and heart-racing performance across its line of audio products. Read More »

Apple to Launch New Entry-Level MacBook Soon

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The headline feature of the rumoured notebook, as reported by Apple Insider, is its LG-produced 13.3-inch display, which will feature a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Digitimes also says that upstream supply chain suggests that iPad upgrades are on the cards for launch this year. As for the assembly, Quanta Computer obtains 70% of the orders and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) 30%. Read More »

Google Doodle celebrates 180th birth anniversary of Sir William Henry Perkin

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The search engine and tech giant Google has honoured the British chemist Sir William Henry Perkin with a colourful sketch doodle on his 180th birthday. Sir William Perkin was born in the East End to a carpenter father and Scottish mother, and he was the youngest of seven children. This was the flawless time for Perkin to have made his discovery and he went about getting his father to invest in his discovery, which caught on in Britain's booming textile industry right away. Read More »

Amazon updates Alexa so you don't have to say 'Alexa' repeatedly

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This allows users to say something like " Alexa , play that playlist I listened to Saturday night", which is extremely helpful if you don't remember what you were recently listening to but just knew you were vibing to it. There were even claims that when a user told Alexa to turn off the lights, the AI assistant " refused " to and laughed while doing the opposite. You can enable Follow-Up Mode on your device by opening the Alexa app and navigating to the Settings menu. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not feature under-display fingerprint sensor

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Which are comparatively less compared to the 260,000 units for the Galaxy S8 duo past year. Perhaps Samsung's mysterious foldable phone will have the honor of bearing its under-display fingerprint scanner or the next Galaxy S flagship. This is the first time we've heard Samsung comment on Oreo for the Galaxy Note 8 , so hopefully its March 22 rollout in Canada is representative of when the rest of the world will see similar treatment. Read More »

NCAA Tournament-West Region, 1st Ld-Writethru,671

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Duke is the third-best team by the site's figures, with Division I's third-best offense and seventh-best defense. Watching No. 3 seed MI will be fascinating since they had the long layoff after the Big Ten Tournament victory. 3 in the AP Top 25 and set a school record for conference victories with 15 on the way to the Big East regular-season title. It continues to be hard for mid-major conferences to place their teams. Read More »

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Launch Rocket To Mars In 2019

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A few weeks removed from launch, Starman and his trusty Roadster are still orbiting in outer space . "But life can not just be about solving one miserable thing after another", he added. With the ability to lift into orbit almost 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)-a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel-Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Read More »

NASA's Juno finds Jupiter's poles are ridden with cyclones

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Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard Juno captured an infrared image of Jupiters North and South Polar Regions. The mass of these jet streams to be about 1 per cent of the total mass of the gas giant which is 300 times that of the earth. Read More »

International Solar Alliance drops limits on membership

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A Yen Loan Agreement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Japan International Cooperation Agency is to be signed during the visit for implementing the Health and Medical Service Improvement Project. "They committed to fully implement the Paris Agreement at the COP24 and further on, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a part of an irreversible global process at combating climate change for the benefit of all humanity", the joint statement said. Read More »

Google Assistant gets Media Playback control along with Notifications and more

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The newest additions come in the form of Custom Device Actions, and they're about to add one whole heck of a lot of variety to their connected device ecosystem. Voice commands can be used to pause or replay media, and a media player will appear on your phone. Once the update is official a user will be able to record and send a 30 sec video message if and when the recipient is not picking up the call or declines the call for some odd reason. Read More »

SUPER SMASH BROS. is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Year

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Okami is getting an HD version and a Switch port, which will let you feel like an artist swinging your Joycon. While the official website doesn't offer any new information just yet, it does contain a nifty version of the teaser reveal, should you want to relive the magic of the video once more . Read More »

Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"

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Valve has been keeping busy managing Steam , so the company behind popular games like Half-Life , Portal , Team Fortress , Left 4 Dead , and DotA 2 hasn't been making many games lately . Valve is even a little jealous of companies like Nintendo , with Newell saying: "We've always been a little bit jealous of companies like Nintendo". Read More »

Curious penguins find camera, snap video selfie

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This is the best 38 seconds I will surely have all day (except that I've watched it so many times that I'm up to double-digit minutes at this point). Scientists involved with the Australian Antarctic programmes study the lives of these penguins and one of their aims is to understand how human activities affect them. Read More »

Ava DuVernay tackles tentpole filmmaking with "A Wrinkle in Time"

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The casting of Oprah has become one of the most talked about elements of A Wrinkle in Time's overall ensemble, and it arguably makes ideal sense. Plenty of odd close-up shots aside, A Wrinkle in Time does present some strong visuals. I kept expecting a big reveal that would wrap these insane frayed ends together and help the story make sense to me, but it never came. Read More »

PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 is Currently Live for Download

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We don't know yet how many titles support this mode, but it should offer a significant visual upgrade. Never miss out on an opportunity to augment your experience with PlayStation VR. "This PS4" and Name/Avatar tab Two new tabs are being added to Library to make it easier for you to see which apps you've installed and purchased. Read More »

SC proposes safeguards on 'living will' for terminal patients

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The top court also permitted individuals to draft a " living will " specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma. The case followed the Aruna Shanbaug verdict where although it rejected the mercy killing plea, it allowed passive euthanasia in the country. With the latest decision, the SC approved living will for terminally ill patients. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to get Oreo update this month

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We've been saying the Galaxy Note 9 may be ready with the under-display optical fingerprint sensor but unfortunately, and for the second time, the technology may not be ready. That might come as a surprise, considering how Vivo and Synaptics are already singing praises about the latter's in-display fingerprint scanner. The next smartphones in line to receive the update will be Samsung's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge . Read More »

Android P finally gets screenshot button in native power menu

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Android P has chosen some specific hardware (for now, maybe): the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The rich notifications improve upon Android's current notifications by adding more context and potentially suggested replies. One of the biggest change is that Google will be restricting the use of sensors, cameras, and mic when the app goes idle. Some of the new features added to the Console include Product Models, Product Sharing, Analytics, and Update Channels. Read More »

Apple Uncovers 44 "Core Violations" In 2017 Supplier Audit

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In its latest annual audit, the US -based corporation outlined problems discovered among some of its partnered manufacturers, like falsifying work hours data and inappropriately exacting inordinate fees for initial employment. The quantity of " low performers " dropped to 1% - a notable improvement compared to the 3% recorded in 2016, and 14% in 2014 . "We believe that everyone making Apple products deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and we're proud that nearly 15 million ... Read More »

Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

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But when the researchers took bots out of the equation, they found that humans were still 70 percent more likely to retweet fabrications over facts. The bottom-line findings produce a basic question: Why do falsehoods spread more quickly than the truth, on Twitter? "When you remove them from your analysis , the difference between the spread of false and true news still stands", said Soroush Vosoughi , who also co-authored the study. Read More »

What the Tech? MoviePass tracking

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The movie subscription service has removed the controversial user-location tracking function in the latest update of the app. In the release notes for an updated iOS app the company says it has disabled an new version of the iOS app "unused app location capability". Read More »

Senate Recieves Report To Grant NFIU Autonomy

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The NFIU bill, if it becomes law, is aimed at removing bureaucracy impeding investigations of financial crime and was taken under global pressure on Nigeria to crack down on endemic corruption afflicting the economy and law enforcement. Ekweremadu said the senate would consider the report on Wednesday. In the event of an expulsion, Nigeria would no longer benefit from financial intelligence shared by the 153 member countries, while the country's ability to recover stolen funds overseas will ... Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to mobile

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It's not a weird conversion, or downsized experience either. "Same gameplay, same map, same content, same weekly updates", the company explains. Instead, regular batches of iOS users will gain access to the game as part of an invite event process, which starts Monday, March 12. Read More »

Splatoon 2 Getting Update 3.0 And Octo Expansion

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It appears to be a shady underground test facility. Octo Expansion will be releasing in the summer, but you can buy it now on the eShop and unlock some bonus gear. There will be a new rank to strive for as well. Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion will be out this summer for $19.99. Also, if you pre-order the add-on, you immediately get octo headgear and clothes for your inkling. Read More »

Hands-on with Google Lens for Android

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Users who don't want to wait for the OTA updates can manually apply the images to their devices using desktop-based software. Over the past few weeks, we have been seeing Google test out new Smart Reply features . HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs - basically letting developers build support for HDR video into their apps from supported sources like YouTube, Google Play Movies and more. Read More »

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is coming

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Ubisoft has also stated that they are adding a new type of achievement to The Division which, when unlocked, will enable players to access special items in The Division 2 . Ubisoft has shared very little information about the second iteration. The first Division is now available to play across PC, PS4 and Xbox One , while more information about the second iteration is planned to drop at E3 2018 in June . Read More »

Luigi's Mansion for Nintendo 3DS Revealed; Coming in 2018 with New Mode

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It will launch in 2018. As the Nintendo Direct reveals, the new remake will take advantage of the features of the 3DS, which include the touch screen and buttons. Though the game looks to be mostly the same as the GameCube original, there are a few differences for the 3DS version. Then they get eaten by Bowser, and end up controlling him from the inside and forcing him to search for the cure. Read More »

NASA scientists prepare a unique mission to the Sun

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The NASA probe Parker will send the names of all the volunteers in the Sun. "This mission will answer questions scientists have sought to uncover for more than six decades", he added. "The solar probe is going to a region of space that has never been explored before", Parker said in a past news release from the space agency. It's not the first time NASA has invited the public along for a spacecraft ride. Read More »

Warner fined but cleared for 2nd S Africa Test

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Warner is free to play in the second Test after he accepted an ICC charge of bringing the game into disrepute on Wednesday. Both players have been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Warner could even miss the second Test, which starts on Friday in Port Elizabeth . Read More »

(AAPL) Shares Sold by Brown Advisory Securities LLC

It has outperformed by 24.43% the S&P500. Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $26.38 million activity. $9.78M worth of Apple Inc. Fairfield Bush, a Connecticut-based fund reported 46,420 shares. Rockefeller Svcs owns 806,966 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.36 earnings per share. Read More »

OnePlus 6 info leak reveals Snapdragon 845 and 19:9 aspect ratio

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However, in his interview, Pete Lau did not reveal the name of the smartphone but it is highly expected it will be none other than OnePlus 6 . OnePlus have a history of including all the best specs in their phones and 2018 looks to be no different according to rumours Android Central have uncovered today. Read More »

Huawei P20 range leaked: triple camera on one model

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Even though the dual-cameras on Huawei P20 are expected to provide good performance in combination with the Kirin 970 processor and improved Leica optics, they will seem low-profile in comparison with the ones on Huawei P20 Pro . The rear panel has a vertically aligned Leica branded dual cameras on the left along with a LED flash. For the front, there will be a 24-megapixel front-facing camera. Read More »

Cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft

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New findings from NASA's Juno spacecraft show Jupiter's weather systems extend much deeper than previously believed and that the huge planet rotates almost as a rigid body below the racing jet streams, storms and cyclones. Gas-giant planets more massive than Jupiter-as well as "failed stars" called brown dwarfs-should conversely have much shallower winds. Composite images sent back by Juno's Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper show these polar cyclones in stunning detail via infrared light. Read More »

Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop in Oman

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Microsoft said it received feedback from customers who wanted more following the launch of its Surface Pro here, said Microsoft Singapore's Windows and Devices business group lead Ms Veronica Chiu. Also, unlike the Wi-fi Only model, there is no option to upgrade the LTE model to an i7 processor . ZDNet's review expressed similar concerns, asking whether LTE connectivity was worth the extra $150 added to the price of the standard Surface Pro. Read More »

Google integrates chat option on Tez payments app

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The app will then provide a user with a list of over 80 billers to choose and add your account info and start making payments instantly. Currently, some of the key features of the Tez app include swift transactions on the spot through Google's proprietary Audio QR (AQR) ultrasound technology; payments through QR code and UPI ID; offline and online payments and multiple security layers such as machine learning-based fraud detection engine and device level protection, among others. Read More »

Water-saving campaign helps drought-hit Cape Town push back "Day Zero"

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane . Cape Town executive deputy mayor Ian Nielson was quick to emphasize the importance of continued water conservation for residents in order to prevent a similar situation in 2019. Maimane had the honour of delivering the good news. Cape Town has already pushed Day Zero back four times, with the most recent postponement being earlier on Wednesday . Read More »

Samsung wants your TV to disappear

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Samsung just unveiled its 2018 lineup of QLED 4K TVs at an event in New York City. Samsung even includes a digital version of the shadow this black rectangle would cast on the wall , as if there really wasn't a large LED panel sitting in the middle of the thin metal strips. Read More »