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Samsung aims to bring "The Wall" to market during 2018. Touted as a TV with artificial intelligence, the Samsung Q9S packs in some serious processing power to run a sophisticated AI engine that converts any format - be it 4K, FullHD, or SD - into 8K resolution through the magic of upscaling.
  • Star Wars: Rivals is a PvP shooter coming soon to Android

    Star Wars: Rivals is a PvP shooter coming soon to Android

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    Swap your Heroes in-and-out during the heat of battle, instantly altering how the game is played. App Store users will get exclusive access to Rebel Special Forces (SpecForces) support units for a limited time when the game launches. Star Wars: Rivals take place in familiar places like the Death Star, Jakku, Bespin, Scarif, or Hoth. Since the game supports cross-platform play, we have a feeling that this could lead to some fun battles.
  • Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch

    Dark Souls Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch

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    One bit of new information to come from this is that the Remaster will run on the Dark Souls 3 engine . Besides the games, the box set includes impressive bookends that look like a knight and a bonfire, art prints, dictionaries with descriptions for every item in the series, and six discs worth of Dark Souls music.
  • European Union invests in 'supercomputers'

    European Union invests in 'supercomputers'

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    The world's current fastest supercomputers are about a thousand times slower than this target. The European Commission has unveiled plans to spend 1bn euros creating "world class" supercomputers. A lot of them run on Linux operating systems . The four computers that result from this first phase will be made available to businesses and research groups across Europe, said the Commission.
  • Supermassive black hole 'double burps' light

    Supermassive black hole 'double burps' light

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    A super-massive black hole 800 million light-years away just gave evidence of a cyclical feeding cycle, possibly confirming theories about the life cycles of these mysterious celestial objects. The explanation for these gas-feeding events lies in a companion galaxy, which had previously collided with J1354. With supermassive black holes , the gas that they accrete in space generates a lot of electromagnetic radiation as it becomes increasingly dense and is pulled towards the event horizon.
  • Delta 4 rocket launches spy satellite into space

    Delta 4 rocket launches spy satellite into space

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    The mission is dubbed NROL-47. It's possible ULA's launch delays were the result of a more cautious approach - adopted in the wake of the Zuma mission failure. Beginning in 2019, Orbital ATK will provide upgraded GEM 60 solid rocket boosters, designated GEM 63 and GEM 63XL, for ULA's Atlas V and new Vulcan launch vehicles, respectively.
  • Stung by Wolff Book, Trump Calls for Stronger US Libel Laws

    Stung by Wolff Book, Trump Calls for Stronger US Libel Laws

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    Trump, who propagated false rumors that Barack Obama was born in Africa and that the father of Senator Ted Cruz had aided the assassination of John F. Smith's stance is a rarity on Fox News which has become a mostly political safe space for the president and his White House. He also pledged during his presidential campaign to "open up" libel laws "so when they write purposely negative and frightful, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money".
  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

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    Matthews can be seen snickering on the video , which was recorded prior to an interview with Clinton on January 5, 2016. A spokeswoman for MSNBC referred BuzzFeed News to a statement Matthews made to the Cut . He apologized in 2008 after he said that Clinton became a USA senator and a leading presidential candidate only because " her husband messed around ".
  • Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018

    Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018

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    Alexa will debut in "select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 in 2018", Toyota said in a statement. Amazon has similar arrangements with other carmakers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Nissan Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Co., Daimler AG, BMW AG and Ford Motor Co.
  • Intel Fumbles Its Patch for Chip Flaw

    Intel Fumbles Its Patch for Chip Flaw

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    However, Intel still recommends end-users should apply the updates for both OS and hardware. According to the post , a new Retpoline kept Google Cloud from having to cut off key performance features and, by December, when all the flaws had been addressed, "nobody noticed", the post said.
  • Google Duo update allows you to call people without the app installed

    Google Duo update allows you to call people without the app installed

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    Google has removed more than 60 apps from the Google Play store after security researchers found they were exposing children to hardcore pornography. It might, for example, tell users they could win a "free iPhone" by answering a few questions before prompting them to enter a phone number. The cull came soon after Check Point found the malicious code lurking within apps and games that were specifically geared toward younger users.
  • Chelsea v Leicester City

    Chelsea v Leicester City

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    As a matter of fact, Chelsea have only conceded four goals within their last ten home games in all competitions, including none in their last three so Leicester will have to find a route past that tough rear-guard if they are to attain any sort of result.
  • New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Shocks North America On January 26th

    New Nintendo 2DS XL Pikachu Edition Shocks North America On January 26th

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    The game focuses on the player, who works with a talking Pikachu detective in order to solve a mystery happening in their town. The duo's ultimate goal is to find Tim's missing father. This sounds like a handy tool for completionists. The base is apparently oversized as well, so this will be a definite addition to my personal amiibo collection.
  • Palestinians will not be 'blackmailed' by Trump funding threat: senior official

    Palestinians will not be 'blackmailed' by Trump funding threat: senior official

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    His rant came a month after sparked a "day of rage" in Palestine over plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to religiously sensitive Jerusalem . "By recognizing Occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital Donald Trump has not only violated worldwide law, but he has also singlehandedly destroyed the very foundations of peace and condoned Israel's illegal annexation of the city, Ashrawi said in a statement".
  • Reliance Jio is Planning Their Own Cryptocurrency Named JioCoin

    Reliance Jio is Planning Their Own Cryptocurrency Named JioCoin

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    Livemint quotes a person familiar with the development saying, "The company plans to hire 50 young professionals with an average age of 25 years for Akash Ambani to lead". However, the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India have warned users against virtual currencies. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have come under the scanner of governments across the world as their soaring prices attracted speculators and unsophisticated retail investors in droves.
  • Bears' staff takes shape with Mark Helfrich, Chris Tabor as coordinators

    Bears' staff takes shape with Mark Helfrich, Chris Tabor as coordinators

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    The 59-year-old coach was being pursued by other teams, including the Green Bay Packers , for their defensive coordinator positions, but those opportunities seemed to dry up, so Fangio's return to Chicago seemed likely. He had been connected with Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and was viewed as a possibility to pair with him in the event Shurmur gets a head-coaching job.
  • Hirvonen happy with the opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally

    Hirvonen happy with the opening stages of the 2018 Dakar Rally

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    And at the first taste of the high-speed stages in the Dakar, the man has pulled out all stops to register his first win in Dakar 2018. It was a nice day for team Peugeot which managed to clock the top three for the second time in this race with Stephane Peterhansel still leading the charge, six minutes ahead of Loeb .
  • Vodafone ₹458 and ₹509 prepaid plans revised: Here's what you get now

    Vodafone ₹458 and ₹509 prepaid plans revised: Here's what you get now

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    With the new Rs. 399 pack, Airtel is now offering 1GB data per day, unlimited voice calls - local, STD, and roaming, 100 SMSs per day for all handset users. This takes on Jio's Rs. 98 pack that has same benefits, albeit with a limit of 140 SMSes and an extended validity of 14 days. This pack also features unlimited calls and 100 SMS daily.
  • Prince of Persia Creator Drops a Major Hint at a Series Revival

    Prince of Persia Creator Drops a Major Hint at a Series Revival

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    This week, model and TV host Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter about how she had enjoyed Prince of Persia and wondered if the franchise was still alive. The mid-00s saw the release of three Prince of Persia titles before Ubisoft moved on to the Assassin's Creed franchise. Whichever Prince of Persia game you're thinking of, yes, it's old now.
  • Intel Just Flew 100 Shooting Star Mini Drones Indoors at CES

    Intel Just Flew 100 Shooting Star Mini Drones Indoors at CES

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    In the sky, they're geofenced into place (to prevent them roaming down the strip) and controlled by a single pilot. Intel sent 250 of its Shooting Star drones over the Bellagio to celebrate CES 2018. At a theater in the Monte Carlo hotel, the drones took off indoors and put on an aerial show. Intel and Ferrari announced a three-year partnership at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show to implement artificial intelligence (AI) and drone technology to help refine drivers' skills and improve ...
  • Intel's New Chips Are More Brain-Like Than Ever

    Intel's New Chips Are More Brain-Like Than Ever

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    Speaking at the keynote address, Krzanich spoke on a diverse range of topics, but was first compelled to address the elephant in the room. About 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will this year start using Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) to crowdsource data and so create and easily update low-priced, scalable high-definition maps.
  • Airtel Broadband Users Can Avail Free Amazon Prime Membership for One Year

    Airtel Broadband Users Can Avail Free Amazon Prime Membership for One Year

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    Airtel V-Fiber Broadband customers are also eligible for Amazon Prime membership benefits. Airtel postpaid users have a reason to rejoice. India's largest telecommunications services provider, Bharti Airtel (Airtel), and Amazon India (Amazon) have come together to offer Amazon Prime services, in exclusive deals.
  • Yearly Auto Sales Off Slightly in 2017

    Yearly Auto Sales Off Slightly in 2017

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    In 2016, the US auto industry set another record , marking the seventh straight year that auto sales improved year-over-year. Fiat Chrysler's sales fell 8 percent. Ford saw a decline of 0.9 percent, and Toyota was down 0.6 percent. A few automakers say luxury sales have struggled. But most other automakers saw declines.
  • Moira Donegan Outs Herself As Creator Of 'S**tty Media Men' List

    Moira Donegan Outs Herself As Creator Of 'S**tty Media Men' List

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    In a Wednesday Times article about the drama, Roiphe said that she didn't know the identity of the List's creator, but Donegan quotes an email sent to her from a Harper's fact-checker: "Katie identifies you as a woman widely believed to be one of the creators of the Shitty Men in Media list".
  • Android Oreo is coming to Honor 8 Pro

    Android Oreo is coming to Honor 8 Pro

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    OnePlus has had an intriguing rollout for Android 8.0 Oreo on its smartphones this year. However we can assume that the fact that the beta is being pushed out to more users is a sign that LG is confident that the update is good enough, at least so far.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Passes 3 Million Players on Xbox One

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Passes 3 Million Players on Xbox One

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    In just a month, has gone from being the fourth most played Xbox One game to seeing over three million players. It's definitely not ideal, by any means, but it was a big boon for Xbox owners looking for an exclusive console game release. The PC version of PUBG went into 1.0 on December 20. It was one of very few high-profile exclusives released for Microsoft's console in 2017, despite the launch of Xbox One X in November.
  • Pornography no longer a dirty word for millions of women

    Pornography no longer a dirty word for millions of women

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    United Kingdom traffic increased 7 per cent on Good Friday and 9 per cent on the Monday after. Aussies spend around 9 minutes and 51 seconds on an average visit to Pornhub , which is slightly less than the global average. The average age of site visitors was 35 years, with the highest density from 25 - 34 year olds, comprising 32% of the traffic. The nation's most popular porn star is Japan's Maria Ozawa, who this year was romantically linked with Filipino chef Jose Sarasola.
  • Turkey 'summons top U.S. diplomat' over Syria Kurd forces

    Turkey 'summons top U.S. diplomat' over Syria Kurd forces

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    The regime is advancing inside Idlib. Syrian peace talks in the past have continuously stalled, mainly because of disagreements over Assad's role in the country's political transition. Moscow and Ankara have backed opposite sides in the conflict, but they struck a deal past year to set up de-escalation zones , which also involved Iran, another Assad backer.
  • Major power outage at CES 2018, Consumer leaving the show

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    CNET reports that power failed in parts of the Las Vegas Convention Center's South and Central Halls on the second day of exhibitions. It was raining in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday - rare for a desert city. That was enough to cut the power Wednesday, even though the sun had come out by then. "The power has gone out in the central hall at CES... sending thousands of attendees out of the LVCC, shutting down hundreds of expensive marketing activations and reminding us that none of ...
  • Hands On With the Vivo Phone's In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

    Hands On With the Vivo Phone's In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

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    The sensor works in combination with the OLED display. "Based on ultrasonic technology, the fingerprint recognition technology can be further expanded to realize user interaction, such as gesture recognition, security verification and other fields, which will greatly enhance user experience".
  • Here Are All The Nintendo Switch Announcements From Nintendo Direct Mini 2018

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    Dark Souls has never been available on a Nintendo console, but a graphically-updated version of the original game will land on the Switch in May. As it turns out, the critically-acclaimed The World Ends With You is making its way to Nintendo's newest console, and it will be bringing with it additional content and new features.
  • Martian Ice Newly Detected, Could Supply Water for Human Outposts

    Martian Ice Newly Detected, Could Supply Water for Human Outposts

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    The 4,800 lb (2,200 kg) spacecraft launched in 2005 to broaden our understanding of Earth's celestial neighbor, looks like a very large, winged insect, and has a wide range of imaging and sensor equipment aboard. That, however, has not yet been confirmed. "There's unquestionably some measure of tidy and flotsam and jetsam in it, and there can be little measures of salts or different things too, yet what we're seeing at the scarps are predominately ice", he includes.
  • LG Might Launch 'LG Wallet' in the U.S. in 2018

    LG Might Launch 'LG Wallet' in the U.S. in 2018

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    Pali Bhat, VP of product management for payments, made the announcement that Google wants to give its users a singular approach to achieve speed at the checkout process. Going forward, you will be able to make in-store payments, money transfers, and online transactions all from a single app [Google Pay]. Google is also offering discounts if you purchase an item using GPay as a promotion for the launch of the These service.
  • Monster Hunter producer discusses PC port delay

    Monster Hunter producer discusses PC port delay

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    What's more, the game's producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto , has shed further light on the decision to forgo loot boxes, suggesting that it would spoil the fundamental gameplay rhythm of Monster Hunter , namely working out how to defeat creatures and earning loot the old-fashioned way.
  • The World Ends With You returns remixed on Nintendo Switch

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    The game will support up to four players. Hyrule Warriors is getting one last release. In Find It, you get to try and find the balloons other players have hid within the time limit. It's simply a series of competitive games based on hiding and finding balloons. SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy ( Summer 2018 ) -SNK is bringing some of its most famous female characters to Switch in the two-on-two fighter SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy .
  • Is Zuma Lost? SpaceX Said Its Rocket Did Everything Right

    Is Zuma Lost? SpaceX Said Its Rocket Did Everything Right

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    The Falcon's first stage completed its job, lifting the rocket off the pad and toward space, then separated and landed back at Cape Canaveral . However, these rumors about mission failure were recently cleared out by Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President who negated the reports stating that the classified Zuma satellite was successfully planted in the Earth's lower orbit after its launch.
  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered Releases For PS4, Xbox One In March

    Assassin's Creed: Rogue Remastered Releases For PS4, Xbox One In March

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    Assassin's Creed Rogue debuted in November 2014 as a farewell letter from the series to past generation platforms. It was the last game in the series to land exclusively on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Rogue is noteworthy for putting a spin on the traditional Assassin's Creed experience, in the sense that you control a Templar named Shay Patrick Cormac and hunt down your former assassin chums.
  • Senator John Thune Wants Apple to Answers Questions on Slowing iPhones

    Senator John Thune Wants Apple to Answers Questions on Slowing iPhones

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    After provoking the ire of French authorities over what is considered by the country as "planned obsolescence" by Apple, the Cupertino firm now has to contend with lawmakers at home. Thune asked Apple to answer his questions by January 23. More battery woes: Apple now faces 30 class-action lawsuits related to the throttling.
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to the Switch

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to the Switch

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    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is out on May 4th. Alternatively, the Tropical Freeze port could be Nintendo's way of giving Switch owners a Donkey Kong Country game so Retro can work on something else entirely. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. That means they missed out on some truly spectacular games, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze , which, until now, has been a pure Wii U exclusive.
  • House Will Vote Today To Allow Warrantless Searches on US Citizens

    House Will Vote Today To Allow Warrantless Searches on US Citizens

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    Axios's Jonathan Swan reported that Hill Republicans began speculating about who might have "got to" Trump and encouraged the tweet . "I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today's vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land", the president wrote around 9:15 a.m.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is Getting Free Update

    Super Mario Odyssey is Getting Free Update

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    In Hide It Mode you will have 30 seconds to hid a balloon in various Kingdoms. As a final perk, the new update will also integrate new filters and options for players to utilize in the game's photo mode, giving players lots of new options to share their adventures with Mario.
  • Dark Souls Remastered Announcement Trailer | Switch, PS4, X1, PC

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    The Remastered version of the game will include the expansion, " Artorias of the Abyss ". The remaster will also be 60 fps on every console except the Switch, where it will have the original version of Dark Souls' 30 fps. This 2008 Nintendo DS game has been updated for Nintendo Switch with HD visuals and a new epilogue that sheds new light on the game's story. Some Dark Souls is better than no Dark Souls , though, so we're sure people will be happy with this announcement ...