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Hype Around iPhone 8 May Overshadow Samsung Galaxy S8 Sales

Hype Around iPhone 8 May Overshadow Samsung Galaxy S8 Sales

It's also not cheap: It goes for £599, though Samsung is attempting to soften the blow by throwing in a "optimised keyboard cover" supposedly worth £119 if you pre-order it. Thus the new, as well as the old iPad Pro models could prove to be detrimental to the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 . If Samsung does plan on releasing the Galaxy X next year, we are under the assumption that the device could be packing Samsung's own Exynos 9810 chipset manufactured on the 10nm FinFET architecture. Read More

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Record low Arctic ice for third year in a row

Record low Arctic ice for third year in a row

Shrinking sea ice levels mean more sunlight hits the ocean instead, which increases sea temperatures and causes more sea ice to melt in a self-perpetuating cycle. On March 2, Antarctic sea ice hit a record-low summertime minimum. Whether or not this new record low minimum sea ice extent in the Antarctic is due to global warming is still in question. Read More

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Brandin Cooks: 'No bad blood' with Saints over trade

Brandin Cooks: 'No bad blood' with Saints over trade

It just happened to be a great opportunity for both sides. While not almost as valuable as a second round pick in this 2017 class, which is positively loaded with corner prospects that could replace Butler in the long run, keeping him on the team this season and settling for a third round pick two years from now would give the Patriots a very, very strong secondary for 2017. Read More

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Your Private Internet History Will Soon Be Up for Sale

Your Private Internet History Will Soon Be Up for Sale

In a letter , Pai told concerned Democratic Senators that he values the privacy of consumers and just wants all companies to play by the same rules, from Google and Facebook to ISPs. "We support this step towards reversing the FCC's misguided approach", the Internet & Television Association (NCTA) wrote in a statement . A final Senate vote on the measure is expected on Thursday, but it was not clear when the U.S. Read More

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Google's Android O Released To Developers

Google's Android O Released To Developers

Google starts rolling out Android 7.1.2 second beta to various Nexus and Pixel phones, namely, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. It is rumored to adopt a new notification system, Andromeda. An example screenshot Google provided showed a news app with 10 different "categories" of notifications, so you can see all the tech news notifications in one shot. Read More

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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Their average net worth is $3.75 billion, which means Trump is not even worth as much as the "average" billionaire. The combined fortunes of this year's billionaires totaled to $7.67 trillion, up from $6.48 trillion in 2016. Trump slipped 220 spots on the list to 544 with an estimated $3.5 billion, a decline of $1 billion from previous year. The magazine said Ms Rinehart was the female billionaire who had the "best year" but noted that with Ms Rinehart's wealth built on iron one, "her ... Read More

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Google Makes Web Images 35% Smaller

Google Makes Web Images 35% Smaller

In fact, in experiments comparing compressed images, human raters preferred the Guetzli-produced images over those created by libjpeg , even when the latter's images were a larger file size. It serves up images that look great, but their file size is 35 percent smaller. JPEG is a lossy compression method for images, which allows a tradeoff to occur between file size and the final quality of the images. Read More

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'Bathroom Bill' Up For Senate Vote Tuesday

'Bathroom Bill' Up For Senate Vote Tuesday

The Texas Senate passed the bill known as SB 4 on February 8 and has now made it to the House Committee where it will be voted on in the future. Sen. "I'm afraid that if they vote for this bill they're going to put the House majority at risk next year", Cotton said. Be it because of bigotry or ignorance, Kolkhorst and Patrick both insist that the bill was created to protect the privacy of women and children by keeping men out of women's "most intimate public spaces". Read More

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ECJ Allows Employers to Ban Headscarves among Other Religious Symbols

ECJ Allows Employers to Ban Headscarves among Other Religious Symbols

European rabbis condemned an E.U. court's ruling allowing firms to prohibit employees' religious clothes and symbols, saying the ruling amounts to saying that "faith communities are no longer welcome". The church said the decision would prevent Christians from exercising their religious freedom. On Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that employers can ban their workers from wearing any religious symbol, including headscarves worn by some Muslim women. Read More

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Kane Sustains Injury In FA Cup Match

Kane Sustains Injury In FA Cup Match

Pochettino will be crossing his fingers and hoping that Kane's injury is not serious as Spurs look to finish in the Premier League's top four and also put silverware in the trophy cabinet in the shape of the FA Cup. "[But] me personally, and the club, we won't condone that". I'm sure it will be investigated - we just want everyone to enjoy the game. Kane has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and Spurs will be desperate to get their main source of goals back on the pitch as ... Read More

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Trump Kicks Reporters Out Of White House Photo Op For Asking Questions

Members of Congress from both political parties are warning President Donald Trump not to delete any of his tweets, arguing that doing so could violate federal record-keeping laws. The letter also warns that encrypted messaging apps like Signal and Confide could also pose conflicts under the law. "Official business must be conducted in such a way as to preserve the official record of actions taken by the federal government and its employees", the members wrote in the letter. Read More

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Naughty Dog Says It's 'Unlikely' They'll Make Another Uncharted Game

Naughty Dog Says It's 'Unlikely' They'll Make Another Uncharted Game

Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has addressed this question and provides fans with some clarity about the future of Uncharted and the future of Naughty Dog. Another Uncharted game isn't off the table permanently, but they want to try something new. Granted, linear missions haven't stopped the Uncharted games, especially Uncharted 4, from receiving stellar reviews for their stories and gameplay experience. Read More

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Lightning from space: Satellite promises a 'quantum leap' in forecasting

Lightning from space: Satellite promises a 'quantum leap' in forecasting

The brighter colors indicate more lightning energy, according to NOAA. The mapper, the first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit, continually looks for lightning flashes in the Western Hemisphere. Thus, by using the GLM to watch how storms grow and strengthen, weather researchers hope they'll be able to improve severe-weather forecasts and issue flood and flash-flood warnings sooner. Read More

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Microsoft Readies Windows Mixed Reality Developer Kits

Microsoft rebranded its Windows Holographic tech recently, to Windows Mixed Reality , and announced that other manufacturers would be creating their own headsets for PC. While Microsoft has pitched Mixed Reality as a suitable solution for those who want to interact with software, it could also be a neat way for game developers to deliver titles. Read More

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Broncos to meet with McCaffrey

Broncos to meet with McCaffrey

Officially listed as a running back, he is anything but limited to just one position. He did all of that at the highest level as he was named the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2015. While a first-round pick is highly impressive, that's not good enough for Christian. "When I thought about it, kind of the old school in me wanted to come out and say, 'Why would those guys not play?" "I'll tell them I take credit for it too". Read More

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Could the next iPhone come with USB-C?

There are a variety of reasons I believe this, chief among them: compatibility with existing products and Lightning's relatively recent arrival as a replacement for the old 30-pin connector. Every iPhone that Apple launches in 2017 will feature Lightning connectors with USB-C Power Delivery technology for faster charging, according to a new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Read More

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Amazon.com Blames S3 Outage on Human Error

Amazon.com Blames S3 Outage on Human Error

The problems caused websites and apps to become completely unavailable, while others indicated broken links and images, leaving users and companies around the globe frustrated and/or confused. At one point, the "dashboard" where Amazon tells its users which of its services are now operational wasn't working because of the S3 issue. Amazon said that it designed the system to be able to work even when "significant capacity" was removed or failed. Read More

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SpaceX announces plans for moon mission in 2018

SpaceX announces plans for moon mission in 2018

As reported by Space.com , SpaceX has a $2.6 billion contract with NASA to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station using its Dragon space capsule - the space capsule that the two tourists will travel in. "I think they are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here", Musk told reporters in the telephone conference, a day after teasing via Twitter that an announcement of some sort was forthcoming. Read More

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Wild acquire Hanzal in trade with Coyotes

That 2019 fourth-round pick becomes a third-rounder if Minnesota wins one playoff round this spring and a second-rounder if it wins reaches the West final. White, 28, notched seven goals and six assists this season as a center with the Coyotes, and was second on the club with 138 hits. For the Wild, fulfilling their longstanding Stanley Cup goal is priceless. Read More

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Court issues arrest warrant for De Lima

Court issues arrest warrant for De Lima

The Regional Trial Court issued the warrant on Thursday for the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima and other officials who have been charged by Department of Justice prosecutors with receiving bribes from detained drug lords. Leila de Lima, who past year led a Senate probe into alleged extrajudicial killings during Duterte's anti-drugs campaign, said the arrest was payback for taking on a president who had acted like a dictator. Read More

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom's Launch In The US Delayed Until Q2

The only difference this app has over other beauty tools is that it does the beautification while the user live-streams, making it a ideal phone for vloggers. The Asus Zenfone Live is powered by a 2,650mAh battery. The Zenfone Live features a 13MP PixelMaster camera with f/2.0 aperture and a five-prism lens at the rear and a 5MP camera at the front. Read More

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Google Working on Developing Desktop Version of Android App Allo

Therefore, interested users will perhaps have to wait for some time before they can get their hands on Allo on their desktops or laptops. 5 million downloads in the first four days after launch, however growth was quite slow after that. It seems that Spaces didn't catch on as well as Google had hoped, and hopefully - for the sake of end users - Google will start focusing on bringing improvements to their existing messaging and collaboration apps instead of launching more new ones. Read More

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Scott Pruitt makes first speech as EPA director

Pruitt has a history of coddling extractive companies and opposing federal regulations on air pollution. Democrats had sought to delay the vote until Pruitt's emails were released . Many Republican lawmakers view Pruitt as a refreshing change at the top of an agency they blame for federal overreach and for killing jobs in the coal and other industries. Read More

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The delayed SpaceX launch has finally gone off without a hitch

According to SpaceX , Dragon will take 5500 pounds of supplies to ISS, including Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) III instrument that will ozone in the atmosphere. Loud cheers could be heard from the SpaceX mission control room as the rocket touched down in one piece. It was also SpaceX's first launch from Florida since an accident in September caused heavy damage to what had been the company's prime site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, located just south of the ... Read More

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