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All of it comes as Samsung - and its competitors - continue their efforts to secure their footing in the still-emerging market for dedicated smart home platforms. It can suggest recipes based on food preferences, dietary restrictions and even food expiration dates. I say theoretically because everyone ( including Samsung ) knows Bixby still needs much improvement to catch up with the competition.
  • Low-oxygen zones in oceans expanding, including off India's coast

    Low-oxygen zones in oceans expanding, including off India's coast

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    At the end of the day, Breitburg recognizes that dissolved oxygen levels in seawater is but one slice of a much larger pie. Denise Breitburg , at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in the U.S. Gilbert said that, in comparison with other climate-change-related issues such as ocean acidification, the impacts of low oxygen on fisheries and natural ocean cycles are little studied.
  • Users with Android 8.1-powered Pixels and Nexuses are reporting swipe issues

    Users with Android 8.1-powered Pixels and Nexuses are reporting swipe issues

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    What makes the bug even more peculiar that it affects only recordings sent over third-party applications and quality of audio on calls made over cellular networks and VoIP clients remains unaffected. Community Manager Orrin Hancock assured the affected users that the search engine giant is aware of the issue and is looking into it. One of the best features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , the camera's Portrait Mode, is now unofficially available to all other non-Google smartphones ...
  • Crown Castle International Corp

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    Osterweis Capital Management Inc bought 86,330 shares as the company's stock rose 11.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 5,177 shares of the real estate investment trusts company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $528,000, down from 10,318 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • Helena Bonham Carter Set To Join 'The Crown' As Princess Margaret

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    Someone has to bring their own fatigue to it. Netflix announced in October that Olivia Colman will take the reins from Emmy victor Claire Foy to play Queen Elizabeth . So let's hope we see more of that. Despite the series' need to move on, Vanessa Kirby told the Telegraph [via Digital Spy ] that she's "gutted" to say goodbye to Princess Margaret.
  • Farm Show Complex opens food court ahead of Farm Show

    Farm Show Complex opens food court ahead of Farm Show

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    A tradition continued Thursday as state officials unveiled the butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex in Harrisburg. The 2018 sculpture features a dairy cow, dairy farmer, an agronomist, a milk processor and a consumer. Then, the butter, which was donated by Land O' Lakes in Carlisle, Cumberland County, will be moved to the Reinford Farm in Juniata County to be converted into renewable energy in the farm's methane digester.
  • Korea, US affirm strong alliance amid inter-Korean dialogue mood

    Korea, US affirm strong alliance amid inter-Korean dialogue mood

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    The meeting is scheduled to take place January 9 in the border village of Panmunjom. "They can talk with whoever they want", she said about North Korea, but made the USA requirements clear. Earlier this week, Mr. Trump sounded open to the possibility of an inter-Korean dialogue after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a rare overture toward South Korea in a New Year's address.
  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance a week before show

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    The spokesman added the agency does not comment on security concerns. Jeremy Kaplan, editor-in-chief on Digital Trends , guessed that Pai cancelled because "he realized that the tech industry kinda despises him". This Obama-era regulation, which the Federal Communications Commission repealed last month , essentially prevented internet service providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites.
  • Millions of computer processors worldwide contain serious security flaw

    Millions of computer processors worldwide contain serious security flaw

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    It appears that security experts and the big chip and software developers have known about the vulnerabilities for months, if not years. Here's a look at what's affected, what's being done about it and whether you should worry. Aside from applying the relevant patch, the only other solution is to buy a brand-new processor which isn't blighted by the bug now Intel has ironed it out - not exactly a practical prospect for most folks (unless you were mulling over pulling the trigger on a CPU ...
  • Apple: Mac And iOS Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

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    Apple says that now there are no known exploits that are impacting users at this time. "Security researchers have recently uncovered security issues known by two names, Meltdown and Spectre". However, Apple Watch may not be affected by "Meltdown" since an Intel chip isn't used in that device. " We continue to develop and test further mitigations for these issues and will release them in upcoming updates of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS ".
  • Decreases Position in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)

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    Capital World Investors now owns 197,750,361 shares of the chip maker's stock valued at $6,672,097,000 after acquiring an additional 10,257,260 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Sector Weight" rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Among 18 analysts covering Fluor Corporation ( NYSE:FLR ), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold.
  • At Least 3 Billion Computer Chips Have the Spectre Security Hole

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    It said that Apple Watch is not affected. But it advised downloading software only from trusted sources to avoid "malicious" apps. However, Apple says that it has already released mitigations in iOS 11.2 that protect iPhone units, iPod touches and iPad tablets from Meltdown .
  • Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US

    Nintendo set to sell neon 'Splatoon' Joy-Con controllers in the US

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    Personally, I'm still waiting to get the red Super Mario Odyssey controllers, but these are a nice alternative. Until today, when Nintendo confirmed that they'll be launching separately in United States later this month. It's worth noting that if you bought the Splatoon 2 bundle from Wal-Mart, the seperate Joy-Cons are actually flipped. In the image above, that's reversed.
  • Nokia 6 (2018) now official with more RAM and better processor

    Nokia 6 (2018) now official with more RAM and better processor

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    One of Harish's biggest complaints about the 2017 Nokia 6 was with its performance. The company is also using the same bold colour scheme around the camera module and the fingerprint scanner. Bringing the Nokia 6 (2018 ) into the mid-range market, but keeping the low-end price, is a good move. Further, it is likely to have Bluetooth v2.1 and Micro-USB - just like the 2G and 3G Nokia 3310 models.
  • Akshay Kumar's Padman Is Coming Early In Theatres Near Us

    Akshay Kumar's Padman Is Coming Early In Theatres Near Us

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    Akshay Kumar's next, Kesari is based on the historic Battle of Saragarhi and the actor's look from the movie has been unveiled. National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar , who is addressing the issue of menstrual hygiene in his forthcoming film PadMan , said that women should get sanitary napkins for free as it is a basic necessity for them.
  • Jio and Airtel Get More Competition: Idea Launches Rs

    Jio and Airtel Get More Competition: Idea Launches Rs

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    Under the Happy New Year 2018 offer, Reliance Jio will allow users to choose one benefit from two options. The Airtel pack also includes unlimited local and STD calling and 100 free SMS per day with a validity of 28 days . The Aditya-Birla group led telecom operator has launched an unlimited calling plan for its prepaid users at Rs 93. According to the website of Airtel, this prepaid recharge plan comes bundled with unlimited local and STD call benefits along with unlimited roaming ...
  • Noteworthy stocks that governs the day - Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG)

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    Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 619,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $17,017,665. Davis Selected Advisers reported 14.45M shares or 1.65% of all its holdings. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of DERM in report on Tuesday, July 25 with "Buy" rating . Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating , nine have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock.
  • Rating Roundup: Weatherford International Ltd (WFT)

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    At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $3.08 but has recovered 19.81% since then. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its position in shares of Weatherford International Plc by 269.8% in the fourth quarter. Let's take a look at how the stock has been performing recently. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 20 by Guggenheim. Citigroup increased their price objective on Weatherford International from $5.30 to $5.60 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research ...
  • Google releases Home sales info, CES Assistant focus

    Google releases Home sales info, CES Assistant focus

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    It also shipped tens of millions of "Google devices for the home" in 2017, a category that comprises speakers, appliances, and peripherals with the Google Assistant , Google's voice assistant, built in. How often do you use Google Assistant? Meanwhile, Google Assistant rolled out to eight additional countries in 2017, including Japan, and offers support for eight languages around the globe.
  • Why President Trump won't ever get kicked off Twitter

    Why President Trump won't ever get kicked off Twitter

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    If they delete the tweets or the tweeter talking about launching nuclear weapons, then the other people on Twitter wouldn't get to see the tweets and then tweet about those tweets. The post, headlined "World Leaders on Twitter", also did not define what a world leader is. Despite repeated cries and protests that it should remove President Donald Trump from its service, Twitter has said that it would not remove a world leader because it "would hide important information people should be ...
  • Google is surveying Pixel 2 owners directly from the phone's settings menu

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    Android Police did not spot any Pixel 2 users who have complained about the bug, that means only Pixel 2 XL owners are facing the problem. The problem was reported by so many users that the complaint was escalated and a Google Community Manager finally issued an official response, saying that Google is looking into the matter.
  • HP announces new Chromebooks designed for education

    HP announces new Chromebooks designed for education

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    Both laptops are expected to launch at retail at some point in February of this year, though a specific launch date wasn't mentioned nor was pricing for either model of Chromebook. The smaller Chromebook features MIL-STD 810G protection, so it should stand up well to drops and extreme conditions. The Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 also feature 1366 x 768 resolution displays, an unfortunate scenario for those who opt for the larger model.
  • Low Ocean Oxygen Levels Causing Large-Scale Death Of Marine Life

    Low Ocean Oxygen Levels Causing Large-Scale Death Of Marine Life

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    An oxygen-free "dead zone" the size of the European Union has developed in the world's oceans in the past 50 years - making it virtually impossible to support marine life in these areas. In addition to these "dead zones", smaller oxygen declines can also affect growth in animals, hinder reproduction and lead to disease or even death.
  • Spotify Files Confidentially for Its IPO

    Spotify Files Confidentially for Its IPO

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    It last updated its official paying user numbers back in July past year when it passed the 60 million mark, meaning the next ten million were added in just over six months. The Wall Street Journal, business network CNBC and news site Axios all reported that Spotify had confidentially filed paperwork at the New York Stock Exchange to pave the way for a direct listing.
  • What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?

    What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?

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    Thundersnow, a snowstorm during which thunder and lightning occur, has been reported across southeastern New England Thursday , as the storm passes over the east coast, pummeling cities like NY and Boston. Here is how it works: Deep drops in barometric pressure occur when a region of warm air meets one of cold air. The direction is counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (when viewed from above), leading to winds that come out of the northeast - a Nor'easter.
  • Burnout Paradise HD Remaster Out in Japan in March

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    The Japanese listing was spotted by Gematsu , though only for PS4 (retail), which isn't really a surprise. We don't know whether it'll be called Burnout Paradise HD Remaster, although that's what it's referred to as, but Renka_schedule says it should be launched for PlayStation 4.
  • Monster Hunter World update in Spring 2018 adds Deviljho

    Monster Hunter World update in Spring 2018 adds Deviljho

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    This trailer shows off "several new and returning favourite Elder Dragons", which are some of the most powerful recurring enemies in the Monster Hunter series. "From the giant Rathalos head, to the super-sized meat platters, we hope the Monster Hunter Meat Shack is a hit with fans of the game both new and old immersing all its guests deep into the world of Monster Hunter ".
  • DNA offers evidence of new population of native Alaskans

    DNA offers evidence of new population of native Alaskans

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    An worldwide team led by scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Copenhagen successfully sequenced the genome of a six-week-old infant girl discovered at the Upward Sun River site in Alaska. This would have meant that the two populations migrated separately across the land bridge into the Americas. Previously, studies suggest a founding group of Native Americans split from East Asian populations some 35,000 years ago.
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy Finally Revealed

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Finally Revealed

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    It will take off from the same pad used by the Saturn V rocket, with its first launch to take place sometime this month. It has three cores that work in unison to get the rocket into a low Earth orbit. SpaceX launched it's Falcon 9 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. 'We should be able to static fire this year and fly a couple of weeks right after that'.
  • Sony might be announcing three new phones at CES 2018

    Sony might be announcing three new phones at CES 2018

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    Sony doesn't seem bothered as well to jump on the bandwagon of using full view display, the XA2 is still using the same 5.2-inch display, same goes to the L2 and the XA2 Ultra is using a 6-inch display, leaving quite a lot of space at the top and bottom.
  • Watch the Meltdown CPU exploit in action

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    Google's Pixel phones will receive it automatically, while owners of other Android devices are at the mercy of their device manufacturers and wireless carriers, which decide when updates are rolled out. In such situations processors perform speculative execution. Early estimates were quite harsh, though real-world impact has been lower than the 30% figure bandied about thus far.
  • First Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years to occur this month

    First Blue Moon total eclipse in 150 years to occur this month

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    The first eclipse of 2018 will be a rare total lunar eclipse that will take place in January. Blue moon is simply a common term used to refer to the second full moon in a single month. The world was treated to a stellar show to start 2018 as the year's first supermoon appeared on New Year's Day. 2018 will be special, however, with a second blue moon on March 31st of this year .
  • Oxygen levels in Earth's oceans continue to drop

    Oxygen levels in Earth's oceans continue to drop

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    Coral reefs are bleaching four to five times as frequently as they did around 1980, scientists said Thursday in a study that suggests climate change may be happening too rapidly for some reefs to withstand. "Scientists have been saying for 30 to 40 years now that annual bleaching events could be a possibility unless we address climate change, so it's a little bit disappointing", study co-author Andrew Baird told Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Radio National program.
  • Nexon Chalks Up LawBreakers Poor Performance to the Success of PUBG

    Nexon Chalks Up LawBreakers Poor Performance to the Success of PUBG

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    In our review of LawBreakers a year ago, our reviewer wrote, "Cliffy B's latest independent venture isn't for everyone, or at least that's what their marketing material seems to want you to think". The game has been breaking records on Steam and has been pulling in plenty of Xbox players since its early access release on the Xbox One in December 2017.
  • Microsoft ends production of the Kinect adapter

    Microsoft ends production of the Kinect adapter

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    Speaking to Polygon , a Microsoft representative confirmed that the company has made a decision to turn its focus toward "new, higher fan-requested gaming accessories" and leave the adapter in the dust. Now it seems that Microsoft has entirely given up on the hopes of making the Kinect a thing. The older versions of these games are still playable with the Kinect though.
  • Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features

    Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features

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    Hardware wise, the imaging aspects of the 2018 Nokia 6 are kept the same as of the original Nokia 6. The OG Nokia 6's huge demand across the globe means that Nokia has enjoyed a pretty decent start to life and there's no doubt that hopes are high in the company's camp.
  • Samsung officially launches flagship Exynos 9810 chipset

    Samsung officially launches flagship Exynos 9810 chipset

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    Samsung claims that the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 Soc will enhance the single-core performance by two-fold and multi-core performance by 40 percent as compared to its predecessor. This will surely assist Bixby to another level to accurately recognize people or items in photos to categorize them, as well as for biometric system through depth sensing scanning the user's face via hybrid face detection.