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The Firefox 59 comes aims at reducing how much user information is passed to the websites. As reported previously by TechRepublic, Mozilla has a variety of privacy improvements planned for upcoming versions of Firefox, and those that come with Firefox 59 are only a small sampling of future changes.
  • Toyota previews soon-to-be-revealed new Rav4

    Toyota previews soon-to-be-revealed new Rav4

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    Choosing the North American continent as the place to present for the first time the new RAV4 has been a well-planned move by Toyota. Switching to the more modern platform is expected to bring increased passenger space, optimised weight, and much improved driving dynamics over the current model's heavy-duty-style driving character.
  • Sea of Thieves The Quest

    Sea of Thieves The Quest

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    The bananas are valued at £20,000* per banana - a loot worthy of even the most discerning of treasure hunters. Kicking off at 8.00am GMT on March 19, when the first riddle will be placed for players to solve, The Quest will the continue for the next three days as you and your team put your collective Thinking Caps on in an attempt to solve each puzzle.
  • Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

    Biathlon at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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    McKeever posted a winning time of 46 minutes, 2.4 seconds. By quantity of the won medals of the Ukrainian Paralympic athletes are second only to team U.S., recorded in the asset 17 awards. "It's going to take a while to sink in, but I've got to get over the emotions really quickly and move on to the next race, which is in a couple of days".
  • Researchers accused of irresponsible disclosure of AMD chip flaws

    Researchers accused of irresponsible disclosure of AMD chip flaws

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    Such malware would be undetectable and inaccessible to security programs running on the system and could be used to inject malicious code into the BIOS or the operating system. Some criticized the company because it gave very little time to AMD to patch the flaws and even suggested that the partial disclosure is part of an attempt to manipulate AMD's stock price.
  • Broadcom boss 'will beat Trump deal block'

    Broadcom boss 'will beat Trump deal block'

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    The order said, "The proposed takeover of Qualcomm by the Purchaser [Broadcom] is prohibited, and any substantially equivalent merger, acquisition, or takeover, whether effected directly or indirectly, is also prohibited". CFIUS, which raised concerns about the Qualcomm deal with Trump, listed the highly leveraged nature of Broadcom's bid for its larger rival as a major concern coupled with the risk of the US losing mobile technology leadership.
  • "Splinter Cell 2018" listed on Ubisoft's Amazon page

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    Once compared to the mighty protagonist of Metal Gear Solid, it seems that an Amazon listing has hinted at a Splinter Cell 2018 game. The last game called Blacklist did not sell as many copies as Ubisoft hoped for which is why we have not seen another game from the series in a long time.
  • Vu launches voice-activated Android TV

    Vu launches voice-activated Android TV

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    The ActiVoice remote helps users to seamlessly search, browse and select in 88 languages. For now, the TV's run on Android 7.0 Nougat but the company has promised an Android 8 Oreo upgrade in the second half of the year. Consumers will have access to a wide range of Android app. Vu has touted these televisions to come with a clean bloat-free Android experience which will come with chromecast feature.
  • Women at Microsoft made 238 sexual harassment, gender discrimination complaints

    Women at Microsoft made 238 sexual harassment, gender discrimination complaints

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    The plaintiffs accuse the world's largest software company of systematically denying pay rises or promotions to women and has an "exclusionary "boys club" atmosphere" that is "rife with sexual harassment". The company also said it spends about $55 million annually to promote diversity and inclusion among its 74,000 USA employees. "Today, for every $1 earned by men, our female employees in the USA earn $1.000 dollars at the same job title and level", the company says.
  • Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

    Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies at 76

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    Born on January 8, 1942 - coincidentally 300 years to the day after the death of the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei - Hawking believed science was his destiny. "Hawking shot to global fame after the 1988 publication of "“A Brief History of Time", one of the most complex books ever to achieve mass appeal, which stayed on the Sunday Times best-sellers list for no fewer than 237 weeks.
  • Earth's Geomagnetic activity to dazzle up Canada's night sky tomorrow

    Earth's Geomagnetic activity to dazzle up Canada's night sky tomorrow

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    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) here in the United States, a geomagnetic storm is a "major disturbance of Earth's magnetosphere that occurs when there is a very efficient exchange of energy from the solar wind into the space environment surrounding Earth".
  • Jeff Goldblum to reprise Jurassic Park role in franchise's new video game

    Jeff Goldblum to reprise Jurassic Park role in franchise's new video game

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    Ian Malcolm for the game. Goldblum will make a cameo in the forthcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , with the trailer hinting he'll likely only appear in one scene. Malcolm was promoted to lead for The Lost World: Jurassic Park , where he very reluctantly undertakes a rescue mission to the original dinosaur testing site to rescue his girlfriend.
  • Google Assistant iOS app now offers native support for iPad

    Google Assistant iOS app now offers native support for iPad

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    What do you guys think about Google Assistant coming to the iPad? iPad support should be rolling out today, with language compatibility for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. Other than that, it should be the same Assistant you know and love, capable of controlling your smart home, checking weather, calendar events, plus everything else.
  • YouTube for iOS Launches 'Dark Theme', Now Live in Canada

    YouTube for iOS Launches 'Dark Theme', Now Live in Canada

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    Youtube is going dark on iOS and Android with a new update. Back in January, Mac Rumors reported the initial test of dark mode on iOS after a Reddit user found the feature in his recently updated YouTube app. According to Google, a dark mode was one of the most requested features for its mobile apps. The company did not set a firm date for Android devices to get the new dark theme.
  • Nintendo Switch updates to 5.0 with nothing exciting at all

    Nintendo Switch updates to 5.0 with nothing exciting at all

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    Still on Parental Controls, Nintendo has changed the default method for typing Parental Controls PIN. Other changes to Parental Controls have been implemented as well. EF Games will bring you more information on GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch edition and the games it powers as it is released. Unlike past versions, it has introduced some pretty MASSIVE updates to the console and is the latest update to the console since May.
  • US House speaker urges Trump to drop new tariffs plan

    US House speaker urges Trump to drop new tariffs plan

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    Trump announced on Thursday that his administration would impose a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum. The tariffs , like Trump's threats to blow up NAFTA, are poised to hurt voters in red-state Trump strongholds, as well as the superrich GOP donor class and ...
  • Spotify Now Allows Users To Edit Song Information

    Spotify Now Allows Users To Edit Song Information

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    There's no word when Spotify will be using the user generated corrections. but did offer: "Line-In is a work-in-progress, and we'll be adding features over time". They also check to see on how accurate your past suggestions have been. ITWeb is attending the official launch on Tuesday and will provide more details as they become available.
  • The web's creator says

    The web's creator says

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    And he urged people to close the digital divide by supporting affordable online access in poorer countries, so that we do not deepen existing inequalities going forward. "These dominant platforms are able to lock in their position by creating barriers for competitors", he continues. "The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponise the web at scale ", he writes.
  • PLANET ALPHA coming to the Switch in 2018

    PLANET ALPHA coming to the Switch in 2018

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    You awake on a unusual alien world that is home to many mysterious, exotic flora and fauna. Planet Alpha is a recently announced title developed by the studio of the same name and published by Team17, the same company that is behind Overcooked , The Escapists 2, and other great titles.
  • Google Adds VoiceMail-Like Video Message Service in Duo

    Google Adds VoiceMail-Like Video Message Service in Duo

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    Google's Duo video chat app has started receiving "video messages" feature. Google will allow users to record a 30-second "video message", when they are unable to accept a call, or if the call gets declined. A report from Android Police indicated that a certain user came across the "Send" option on their Google Contacts app. Like we said the "request money" option is to be added and Google is probably testing these features by the server-side switches.
  • Apple buys magazine app Texture that's partially owned by Rogers

    Apple buys magazine app Texture that's partially owned by Rogers

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    He didn't say exactly how Texture would be rolled into Apple News. The app is now run by Next Issue Media LLC, owned by a group of publishers and other companies including Hearst Corp . "We're excited Texture will join Apple, along with an impressive catalog of magazines from numerous world's leading publishers", said Apple executive Eddy Cue in a press release.
  • Microsoft Touts Progress Of Teams Chat App

    Microsoft Touts Progress Of Teams Chat App

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    These are all definitely some exciting features, helping give Microsoft Teams some more edge over the popular collaboration tool, Slack . The company is celebrating the app's one-year anniversary today, and it announced a number of features that are coming throughout the course of 2018.
  • First ever MacBook Air with Retina Display leaks alongside affordable MacBook

    First ever MacBook Air with Retina Display leaks alongside affordable MacBook

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    Instead, MacBook Pro feature Air owners wanted for years is finally making its way to the notebook. According to a report published today by DigiTimes , Apple is readying a new entry level MacBook laptop for release in June. Whilst it seems like it will be cheaper than the current 12-inch MacBook which costs $1299, Digitimes is not very precise when it comes to pricing.
  • Google Might Rebrand Android Wear to 'Wear OS'

    Google Might Rebrand Android Wear to 'Wear OS'

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    Until then what do you guys think of "Wear OS" for branding? The most recent update to Android Wear in December 2017 brought a "Touch Lock" function for locking the screen to prevent random taps when using devices underwater, as well as improved power efficiency and compatibility with new languages.
  • Alexa's new Follow-Up Mode can handle back-to-back requests

    Alexa's new Follow-Up Mode can handle back-to-back requests

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    If you have an Amazon Echo, or any virtual assistant for that matter, it can be a bit of a pain to keep summoning the miniature AI with the wake-up command. Amazon says Alexa will only respond to a follow-up commands if she's "confident" that it is a legitimate request and not just background noise. Amazon also notes that you can end the "conversation" in relatively normal fashion by saying something like "thank you", or "stop", while she's listening for a follow-up.
  • Who is Sir William Henry Perkin?

    Who is Sir William Henry Perkin?

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    Furthermore, the colour purple had been a signifier of aristocracy, prestige and even royalty since ancient times, and it had been especially expensive and hard to produce as the requisite dye, Tyrian purple, since it was made from the glandular mucus of certain molluscs.
  • Honor rolls out Face Unlock feature for Honor 7X

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    It powers with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Soc, which is clocked at 1.8GHz. The Honor 7C comes in Black, Red, Gold and Blue colour options. Talking about specifications, the Honor 7C runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with EMUI 8.0 on top.
  • Latest OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta brings Android 8.1

    Latest OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta brings Android 8.1

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    With the update, the phones will receive the goodness of Android 8.1 Oreo for the first time. OnePlus earlier this month rolled out Oxygen OS 5.0.4, the stable version of its software, for both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. The update brings some cool features to the already interesting smartphone. Users can also manually install the package to get onto the Open Beta program, by following the procedure on the software downloads page of OnePlus .
  • Bonaventure gets NCAA Tourney at large bid

    Bonaventure gets NCAA Tourney at large bid

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    As a top seed, the Cavaliers lost to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 in 2014, and then Syracuse in the Elite Eight in 2016. Purdue guard Carsen Edwards walked into the locker room after the Boilermakers got their highest seed since 1994 and told Matt Painter, "Thanks coach".
  • European Union seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by USA tariffs

    European Union seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by USA tariffs

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    US President Donald Trump's announcement of duties of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminium has stung its major partners. The tariffs were aimed at China, which has been dumping cheap, subsidized steel into the USA and undercutting American producers who have been forced to slash production and jobs.
  • Geoscientists Find Mind-Blowing 'Alien Ice' Trapped in a Diamond

    Geoscientists Find Mind-Blowing 'Alien Ice' Trapped in a Diamond

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    At the moment it is known that such ice is formed in space, but on Earth he was received only in laboratory conditions. Earlier, the worldwide group of geologists have found that solid metal core inside the Earth was formed 1-1. "They crack and whatever inclusions they had in them are lost". Despite the few unanswered questions that popped up, the researchers were nonetheless excited by their discovery of water ice inclusions, especially since the International Mineralogical Association ...
  • Western Digital Corp (WDC) EVP Sells $106944.24 in Stock

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    Oak Associates Ltd increased its stake in Western Digital Corp . Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) last session's volume of 4.08 million shares was lower than its average volume of 4.15 million shares. Fred's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, sells general merchandise through its retail discount stores and full service pharmacies. The company has market cap of $2.31 billion.
  • The Microsoft (MSFT) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

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    The company has a market cap of $743,340.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 1.04. The stock increased 2.23% or $2.11 during the last trading session, reaching $96.54. Goldman Sachs maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy" rating. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $99.14.
  • Hilton Capital Management LLC Purchases 5050 Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL)

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    It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Llc decreased its stake in Aapl (AAPL) by 23.48% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. On Friday, January 26 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity.
  • Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo update underway at Sprint

    Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo update underway at Sprint

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    The update is yet to made official for other regions. HTC U Ultra smartphones was launched in the past year in February month. The device was launched in 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. And there's nothing else being mentioned in the changelog apart from "system enhancements", so it seems like there won't be much advancements to the Oreo update.
  • Oppo F7 with notch display launching in India on March 26

    Oppo F7 with notch display launching in India on March 26

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    Today, Oppo India has released an official teaser of their upcoming Selfie Expert smartphone i.e. Oppo F7 . "Can you guess who the Indian cricketer is behind the phone? " reads the tweet by Oppo Mobile India account. As far as the specifications of this phone are concerned, the new Oppo F7 Selfie Expert smartphone to sport a 6.2 Inch FullHD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
  • 'A Wrinkle in Time' director Ava DuVernay praises diversity on set

    'A Wrinkle in Time' director Ava DuVernay praises diversity on set

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    And, she can see that the popular guy she thinks everyone loves really has an emotionally abusive father. " A Wrinkle in Time " is expected to battle " Black Panther " for the top spot in the box office. " A Wrinkle in Time " has become one of the most beloved books for its science-fiction and time-travel imagination, for its female protagonist and for concepts like a connected universe and good vs.
  • ASUS ROG Strix G702ZC laptop launched in India at Rs 1,34990

    ASUS ROG Strix G702ZC laptop launched in India at Rs 1,34990

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    ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) on Thursday launched " Strix GL702ZC " - the world's first gaming laptop powered by the AMD Ryzen eight-core processor and with multithreading technology - in India for Rs 134,990. It also features a 256GB SATA SSD ( Solid State Drive) and a 1TB HDD. With an impressive spec sheet like this, the laptop can absolutely obliterate professional workflows and also provide an extravagant gaming experience.
  • Motorola announces layoffs: Moto X5 cancelled, Moto Z series survived

    Motorola announces layoffs: Moto X5 cancelled, Moto Z series survived

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    The iconic mobile phone brand Moto that was acquired by Lenovo from Google in the year 2014 for 2.91 billion dollars, is not venting up to be as successful as expected by the Chinese brand. In a statement this week, Moto said, "In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global workforce".
  • Texas Democrats Gain Momentum But Lone Star Still Deep Red

    Texas Democrats Gain Momentum But Lone Star Still Deep Red

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    The forecaster moved five seats defended by GOP incumbents from "leans Republican " to "toss-up", and one open New Hampshire seat from "toss-up" to "leans Democratic". In the 10th District, where Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock will square off against the victor of a seven-person Democratic primary field , 44 percent of voters said they would prefer a Democrat to 34 percent who prefer a Republican.
  • The Tesla Inc (TSLA) VP Sells $147098.88 in Stock

    The Tesla Inc (TSLA) VP Sells $147098.88 in Stock

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    QS Investors LLC lifted its position in shares of Tesla by 46.4% during the second quarter. Midwest Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Citigroup Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $192.94 billion market cap company.