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Legend Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside of the CMA Awards Instead of Attending

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He had come to the arena armed with an acoustic guitar, his GRAMMY statuette in his guitar case (according to him, the first time he'd taken it out of the box) and two signs-one reading "I don't take requests, but I take questions about anything you want to talk about because fascism sucks" and one reading "Struggling' country singer". Read More »

Alibaba sales race ahead on Singles Day

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This year? $20 billion? The Daily Telegraph says the holiday started as an "obscure anti-Valentine's celebration for single people in China back in the 1990s", but has grown into "the world's biggest online shopping day after Jack Ma, the billionaire owner of shopping giant Alibaba spotted an opportunity". Read More »

Chinese search-engine Sogou's IPO priced at $13/ADS

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Sogou's shares closed trading at $13.50, up 3.85 percent, on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at $5.29 billion in market capitalization. Google (NASDAQ:), the world's most popular search engine, is largely blocked in China. Sogou was founded as a division of Sohu, a Chinese internet company that has advertising, gaming and other businesses. Read More »

Xbox One X Nearly Sells Out At Gamestop

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You'll also see adaptive 4K resolution on the PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K on the Xbox One X. YouTuber NX Gamer tested out an unpatched version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the Xbox One X and discovered that it can run at 60fps. A weird issue seems to be surfacing for Xbox One X owners these past days, with the console spontaneously dying and not turning back on by any means. Read More »

Oil Near $57 After Roller-Coaster Day as US Output Hits Record

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Iran's light crude gained $1.32 to $57.45 per barrel while Iran Heavy, one of the country's main export grades, traded up 40 cents to $54.95 in the week to October 27, Shana reported on Tuesday, citing an Oil Ministry report. But producers will discuss extending the deal through the end of next year when they meet in Vienna on November 30. "With the OPEC/non-OPEC deal extension beyond March 2018 a certainty, prices may become stronger and temporarily reach the $65-$70 per barrel range in ... Read More »

Apple to launch iPhone successor "AR Headset" in 2020

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Apple is not the only company working on this technology. This work could put the company in a position to become an essential partner when Apple begins the production of its reported AR headset. The team are also building out applications, including messaging, virtual meetings, 360 video and navigation, and there are plans to potentially build out an App Store for the hardware. Read More »

Apple rolls out fix for iPhone autocorrect bug

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The release , known as iOS 11 .1.1, is available now as a free update. If you decide to keep the habit of typing out your iPhone communiqués using the "royal we" instead of going back to the standard "I" now that it's back, more power to you. Read More »

Hulu is Nintendo Switch's First Media App, Available for Download Now

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In that report, it unceremoniously reveals that Hulu will be going live on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today. It does, however, set a good precedent for other more-worldwide services such as Netflix to come to the console soon. The console's portable design seemed to make it a natural fit for such services. But the potential has always been there, as earlier this summer, the NicoNico app (Japan's equivalent to YouTube ) made its debut on the Switch-but only for people who bothered ... Read More »

Rationalise GST tax rates, simplify procedures: Cong states

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The GST Council is expected to accept the recommendations of a ministerial panel which has proposed reducing the tax rate on air-conditioned restaurants to 12% from 18% now and to reduce tax rates under the composition scheme to 1%. Also, eating out at hotels, which has room tariff of more than Rs. 7,500, should attract a uniform 18 per cent tax rate instead of any separate category for 5-star hotel, the GoM recommended. Read More »

Jio announces triple cashback offer for Jio Prime members

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Jio has announced a triple cashback offer of up to Rs 2599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above, exclusively for its Prime members. The cashback offers are also available on payment for the monthly recharges with e-wallets and on online retail platforms. Read More »

Revenge porn: Facebook wants nude photos

Facebook's Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, said the pilot is an industry first, and builds on the non-consensual intimate images tool announced by Facebook in April that uses cutting-edge technology to prevent the re-sharing of images on its platforms. Read More »

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test

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The Block 5 Merlin will be used on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets , which now use the Block 4. The testing for the current engines in operation will resume once the testing stand has been repaired. SpaceX has already launched 16 missions, all of them successful, in 2017 - twice as many as its previous high in a calendar year. The 1st stage Merlin test stand at McGregor is composed of two test cells. Read More »

Seattle elects first woman mayor in almost a century

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Murray had been expected to easily win re-election after pushing through increases to the city's minimum wage and emerging as an opponent of Trump, whom Seattle voters overwhelmingly rejected in 2016. Durkan will be seated on November 28 when the election results are certified. She served a single two-year term. Currently, there's only one other openly gay person serving as mayor of a major USA city: Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Read More »

AMD's former graphics chief joins Intel as chief architect

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So could this be Intel's push to enter the consumer graphics market beyond integrated graphics on its Core range of CPUs? His new position is described as senior vice president of the Core and Visual Computing Group, general manager of edge computing solutions and chief architect at Intel Corporation. Read More »

Geothermal heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet, says NASA study

Even though the heat source does not cause any additional threats, it still remains as a key for explaining the rapid ice sheet collapse in the early era of climate change which still persists as unstable even today. Very recent seismic imaging has supported this concept. The stability of ice sheets is closely related to the quantity of water beneath the sheets. Read More »

Microsoft Office 365 users to get LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant

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Resume Assistant can pull in data directly from LinkedIn to jazz up resumes in a number of different ways. LinkedIn, the social network for professionals that was acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion , is today rolling out the latest product in its deepening relationship with its owner. Read More »

Twitter Publicizes and Executes Character Limit Expansion

Snap's stock was bludgeoned in after-market trading, falling more than 17 percent to $12.53. Yesterday, Twitter made a decision to give their users more room to manoeuvre after a successful pilot programme that doubled the original 140 character limit . Read More »

Qatar Foundation sells 5% stake in Airtel

Bharti Airtel has successfully maintained its market-leading position, and its positive momentum has led to our investment performing well. Bharti Airtel share price surged 32 percent since October month and 68 percent since the beginning of the current year. Read More »

Xbox One X Is for Gaming Connoisseurs, Says Xbox Head

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With 4K gameplay, improved frame rates, and faster loading times, the Xbox One X is certainly a tempting console but, as Xbox head Phil Spencer said, it's created to appeal more to gaming connoisseurs. Though the latest flagship is technically smaller than the Xbox One S, it's not lighter, notes Express. He replied: "This is for the discerning connoisseur of gaming [that] has a 4K television, [who] wants to see the absolute best visuals". Read More »

Uber partners with NASA on flying taxis

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Holden said: "Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies". Uber said it was the first formal services contract by the US National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) covering low-altitude airspace rather than outer space. Read More »

Illinois Lawmakers Engulfed By Fixing Sex-Harassment Mess

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As part of an ongoing effort to change the culture at the State Capitol and beyond, Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats are advancing a series of measures to further crack down on workplace discrimination and harassment, fully investigate all allegations, impose tougher new penalties for violations, and continue to pursue workplace reform in government and in the private sector. Read More »

Investor's Alert (Volume Pattern in Focus): Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK)

Ameriprise Financial Inc.'s holdings in Nokia Corporation were worth $3,205,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. Short interest, or the number of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment. Read More »

IPhone X demand hits Stettler

The iPhone X is already the most expensive Apple smartphone launched ever. The iPhone X became available on November 3, though supply is still limited. You unlock the latest iPhone with your face. Additionally, Face ID is also expected to come to new iPad Pros next year. The True Depth Camera system, which includes modules such as an infrared camera and a dot projector for sensing the three-dimensional structure of a person's face, costs Apple $16.70 per unit. Read More »

Airtel Broadband users can now carry forward unused data

The company has announced that users can carry forward their unused data up to 100GB. Bharti Airtel , India's leading telecom operator, on Tuesday extended its data rollover facility to its home broadband customers, under which its customers will be able to accumulate up to 1,000 GB data. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Has Topped 20 Million in Sales

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The pattern clearly dictates that PUBG is shifting 5 million copies on average every single month, which is simply astonishing. For example, players have recently started using rocket launchers as vehicles by way of "rocket surfing", according to Fortnite community manager K.L. Read More »

Wolfenstein 2 PC patch adds DLC episode, combat simulations, stability fixes

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Today, the alternate timeline shooter has launched its first major update-that comes with a new DLC episode, ten new combat simulations, and a number of stability fixes, among other things. As for the vault, players who have passed Chapter 2 in the game's main campaign will find it now unlocked and available for them to access. If you're playing on a Windows 10 system, you should also see improved stability on Nvidia's GPU when playing at a resolution other than 4K when DPI scaling is set to ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T will be priced the same as OnePlus 5

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So, at the moment not too much is known about the OnePlus 5T . It is worth noting that he did not announce the official price but, gave information about what the pricing strategy will be as compared to that of the OnePlus 5. Considering that the 5T will be an upgrade over the 5, we can expect minor increments to the hardware. Are you happy to hear that OnePlus isn't hiking up prices when launching the 5T? The base variant of OnePlus 5 is priced at Rs 32,999, while the higher model retails ... Read More »

Royal Enfield officially unveils the 650cc parallel twin engine

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This year, at the EICMA, manufacturers will showcase their 2018 range of motorcycles. Yesterday, Royal Enfield unveiled its newly developed 648cc parallel twin-cylinder engine at its new Technical Center in Leicester, UK. The engine is created to make a balance between the markets across the world. The twin pipes and the cooling fins on the classic air-cooled engine render it a great appeal. Read More »

Twitter expands new 280 character limit globally

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Twitter first experimented with allowing longer tweets in September . Twitter said it feared that users who got to test the 280-character limit would always use up their entire allowance, but that didn't happen. Twitter has struggled with making its service accessible to those who are accustomed to a lack of constraints on Facebook , home to billions. The micro-blogging site, which has 330 million monthly active users, is increasing the limit to 280 characters for all languages where ... Read More »

Google Assistant to identify which song is playing near you

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Pixel fans are hoping that Google and Verizon will be able to meet the demands of many. Google has made multiple changes to improve the display of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . For years Samsung phones have kidded us into thinking our photos are more punchy than they truly are. Furthermore, the screen may be too responsive as it excessively dims the screen in low light situations. Read More »

BMW probe into cartel allegations needs more time: CEO

Revenue edged up 0.3 percent to 23.42 billion euros from 23.36 billion euros. Meanwhile, unit sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars increased 1.2 percent to 590,415. Confidence in its redesigned 5 Series and newly upgraded 4 Series also partly explained BMW´s optimistic outlook for the fourth quarter as it raised full-year guidance for 2017. Read More »

You can name New Horizons' next target

New Horizons is still too far away to tell. And now, folks, our time to shine has arrived. While anyone is welcome to submit a name or vote on existing options, SETI must approve any options before they appear on the ballot. NASA is asking people to nominate names for a small, icy space object at the edge of the solar system. And people have until 1 December 2017 to add their contribution. Read More »

Waymo removes the driver from self-driving auto tests in Arizona

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Level 4 autonomy is achieved when a auto, rather than the driver, is able to make all of the necessary decisions required in all but the most unusual driving conditions. When the auto arrives at its destination, the screen reads "We're here", according to Business Insider's Troy Wolverton, who took a test ride in one of the Chrysler minivans in October . Read More »

The Nvidia Titan Xp Collector's Edition gets a Star Wars makeover

The two collector's edition Star Wars GPUs have been created to fit into the Star Wars universe, with hints of a slightsaber or light panels that look like the Death Star. We guess that's what happens when competitive pressure is non-existent. No matter which side of the Force you embrace, you can turn over $1200 for one (and only one ) of these limited-edition pixel-pushers when pre-orders open November 8 at 6 AM PT. Read More »

Russian claims he lived on Mars in past life

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Boriska, from Volgograd, claims to have lived on a "war-ravaged" Mars, which suffered from a nuclear catastrophe in the distant past. His outstanding knowledge of the planetary systems has confounded experts around the world, including scientists. Read More »

Brian Michael Bendis Leaves Marvel, Signs Exclusivity Deal With DC

At this early stage, there's no news on exactly which characters or books Bendis will be working on, but it's safe to say that everyone is going to be watching closely. He was an architect of the Ultimate Universe that would go on to inspire Marvel's film slate, and created fan favorite characters like Jessica Jones (which is now a hit TV series) and Miles Morales (coming to the big screen soon in an animated film ). Read More »

You can get Watch Dogs for free on PC this week

If you managed to miss out on Watch Dogs all this time, don't fret, you can pick it up for free and see for yourself how it holds up. The offer runs from 4pm on November 7th until 4pm on November 13th. You can even pre-load it early, which is a bonus for an already-released title. When it was revealed at E3 in 2012, Watch Dogs (generally stylised as Watch_Dogs) gained a lot of sudden fans, with a trailer making it look like the hacking game many people had always wanted. Read More »

Koenigsegg sets new record for world's fastest production auto

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The Koenigsegg Agera RS is now officially the world's fastest production vehicle after hitting a top speed of 284.55mph on an 11-mile stretch of a closed Nevada road. "But at 280mph plus, it's really quite bumpy". It's also more than 7mph quicker than the speed set by the Hennessey Venom GT that did not make the record books as it was only achieved in one direction. Read More »

Amazon launches Fire TV Stick Basic around the world

The Fire TV Stick Basic Edition comes with a quad-core processor and 1 GB of memory along with 8 GB of storage for apps and games. Amazon's Fire TV Stick Basic Edition , a streaming media player, is now available in over 100 countries - including South Africa. Read More »

After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge

Indonesia has strict anti-pornography laws and authorities have been increasingly tightening its grip on the internet. "We see now that they have done what we asked", Pangerapan said. Indonesia has been blocking access to different websites that offer criticisms of Islam, which is the religion of the majority of the country's population, dating services, and sex education, according to a research published by Tor Project in May. Read More »

Gionee M7 Plus Hands-On Images Leaked As Launch Date Nears

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In September, expanding its X series smartphone portfolio, Gionee India launched "X1s" for Rs 12,999. Gionee is going to unveil 8 bezel-less smartphones on November 26. Dimension wise it measures 156.3 × 75.6 × 8.6mm and weighs 187g. "M7 Power" houses Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 256GB. Read More »

Brothers figure out dubious Face ID quirk on iPhone X

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Before the iPhone X arrived, there was substantial worries from some about how Face ID would work and if it would be as reliable as Touch ID. The internet may be obsessed with Animoji karaoke right now, but the iPhone X's Face ID has captured my attention - no pun intended - in another way. Read More »