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Loot boxes are in-game packs which contain a random selection of items; while skins are in-game cosmetics which change the appearance of weapons or characters. In terms of addiction potential, such loot boxes compare to blackjack or roulette, while loot boxes with a lower addiction risk potential are comparable with small-scale bingo.
  • Special train for CSK fans 'Whistle Podu Express' off for Pune

    Special train for CSK fans 'Whistle Podu Express' off for Pune

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    Earlier, CSK's matches were shifted from Chennai to Pune amid the Cauvery protest. "Fans were chosen and the name list was put out within 24 hours as we got the permission on such short notice", says Prabhu. A total of 13 coaches, including an air-conditioned coach, is full of members of the Yellow Army . The idea for booking a train was mooted by the CSK Fan Club.
  • Curb climate change or kill off the Great Barrier Reef, say scientists

    Curb climate change or kill off the Great Barrier Reef, say scientists

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Corals die in a phenomenon called bleaching. "It also shows climate change threatens the diversity that is the hallmark of coral reefs". "That's why it's so important that we deal with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere", he said. Tim McClanahan, a conservation zoologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Mombasa, Kenya, says the study's findings might not predict how other reefs will cope with a warmer world.
  • Govt examining Facebook, Cambridge Analytica responses

    Govt examining Facebook, Cambridge Analytica responses

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    Chen said he does not post much on Facebook and he was surprised by how much information it had. He further commented that; Many companies offer these types of services and, like Facebook, they also get information from the apps and sites that use them.
  • Nvidia (NVDA) Downgraded to Buy at BidaskClub

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    Summit Securities Group Llc bought 74,700 shares as the company's stock rose 15.49% while stock markets declined. The Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp holds 595,948 shares with $54.69 million value, down from 605,492 last quarter. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of NVDA in report on Friday, August 12 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Monday, July 17.
  • Stratasys mission to the Moon takes 3D printed parts to space

    Stratasys mission to the Moon takes 3D printed parts to space

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    The 3D parts will be manufactured by Stratasys , Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies , and Lockheed Martin . The docking hatch is there to protect the ship from the harsh environment in space. He cites safety as the main objective for the parts that are being used to protect astronauts. Brian Kaplun, Lockheed Martin Space's additive manufacturing manager praised the project.
  • Fortnite Removes Guided Missile Weapon

    Fortnite Removes Guided Missile Weapon

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    It's likely that press, Twitch streamers and influencers are going to get keys before the general public, since Epic has not yet formally announced how they'll be distributed. The weapon was popular within the " Fortnite " community because it allowed them to pull off some creative stunts, like the player who rode a missile while downed to his teammates so they could revive him.
  • Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to be world's quickest rear-drive V8

    Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to be world's quickest rear-drive V8

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    Ford has released new information about the 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, the latest iteration of its purpose-built, drag strip-only Mustang. Thought to have been created to, not only, mark five decades since the original Ford-produced Mustang Cobra Jet was launched, the Blue Oval's real motivation is also to beat the Dodge Demon where it hurts, on track.
  • (MSFT) Shares Bought by Reinhart Partners Inc

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    BTIM Corp. increased its position in Microsoft by 0.3% in the third quarter. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $96.5. Global Equities Research maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) rating on Friday, August 28. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) earned "Buy" rating by Bernstein on Thursday, February 1.
  • Olstein Capital Management LP Increased Its Stake in Intel Corp

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    Farmers National Bank who had been investing in Unilever Plc Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $150.74 billion market cap company. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. The stock has "Buy" rating by Tigress Financial on Thursday, April 5.
  • SpaceX will launch NASA's planet-hunting satellite today, stream it live here

    SpaceX will launch NASA's planet-hunting satellite today, stream it live here

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    The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite , or TESS, during assembly and checkout. For example, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope , now due for launch in 2020, should be able to analyze the chemical composition of alien atmospheres. "It's the beginning of a new era of exoplanet research". The California-based company has launched cargo missions and other payloads for NASA before, but TESS marks the first under a special certification obtained by SpaceX to carry the space agency's ...
  • Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) Earns "Buy" Rating from Wells Fargo

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    Jefferies Group upped their price objective on shares of Amazon.com from $1,450.00 to $1,750.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Moreover, Cadence Bankshares Na has 0.29% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Burns J W And stated it has 4,030 shares or 1.19% of all its holdings.
  • Xbox Officially Reveals E3 Details, Including Live Stream Information

    Xbox Officially Reveals E3 Details, Including Live Stream Information

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    E3 2018 is creeping ever closer, and that means it's time to get hyped for a wave of new announcements coming from the industry's biggest publishers. While Avatars have not really been a big part of Microsoft's Xbox One plans for a while, it looks like they are getting a pretty big revamp soon.
  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 to Launch in India Soon

    Xiaomi Redmi S2 to Launch in India Soon

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    The Redmi S2 is a budget smartphone, and, while there's no information on when exactly is Xiaomi going to launch this smartphone in India (or China), we do know what kind of hardware it will come packed with. We aren't sure if there are any other models, unfortunately. Some people might think that the most important feature in a smartphone is its display size.
  • Buick Enspire 2018 - Stunning semi autonomous electric SUV concept boasts massive range

    Buick Enspire 2018 - Stunning semi autonomous electric SUV concept boasts massive range

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    The motors and engine efficiently optimize power in different driving modes: the hybrid-driven mode of the motor and the engine, the single-driven mode of the motor, and the single-driven mode of the engine. It will bring out four new electric vehicles by 2020. Buick Enspire all-electric Concept SUV. Its electric motors together can generate a maximum system output of 410kW, which will enable it to race from 0-60mph in four seconds.
  • Diamonds from the sky suggest 'lost planet' in our solar system

    Diamonds from the sky suggest 'lost planet' in our solar system

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    In 2008, an asteroid measuring 13 feet across penetrated Earth's atmosphere and exploded above Sudan, scattering rocky fragments across the Nubian Desert. He laughed. "And indeed they did". A team of scientists led by Farhang Nabiei from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland examined tiny crystals embedded within diamonds in the Almahata Sitta meteorites using a technique known as transmission electron microscopy-which creates an image of a specimen by beaming ...
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Won't Have Traditional Campaign Mode

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Won't Have Traditional Campaign Mode

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    Are you interested in a Battle Royale mode for COD? According to the report, the resources would be shifted to multiplayer and zombies content. According to a recent report from Polygon, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 might forgo a traditional single-player campaign for a stronger focus on Zombies and multiplayer modes.
  • Capcom Releases Reigns on a New Monster

    Capcom Releases Reigns on a New Monster

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    This monster looks like a combination of a ram and a dragon. The Kulve Taroth Siege quest requires the collaborative efforts of 16 hunters in the same Gathering Hub. We don't have much information on when and where Kulve Taroth has amassed all these relics, so the nature and quality of these weapons (read: type and stats) are entirely up to fate.
  • Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It

    Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It

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    Since we're in the Northern Hemisphere, we're in a good position to see the meteor shower . Though the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower will not be featuring an outburst of such incredible proportions, next week's event will be spectacular nonetheless.
  • Harassment, DWI, And Marijuana Among State Police Arrests

    Harassment, DWI, And Marijuana Among State Police Arrests

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    Nolasco then got into the man's vehicle and intentionally crashed it into a telephone pole before getting back into her auto and driving away, according to the report. The two policemen managed to restrain the man and took him into custody before they were both sent to Rashid hospital for treatment. Six persons, including an woman, were arrested on the charges of kidnapping and molesting a minor school student from Dharmanagar Jail quarter area here, police said today.
  • 10 things to know about the National Basketball Association playoffs

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    The East No. 1 Toronto Raptors , likely looking at a second-round matchup with the Cavaliers, are +155 to win the first conference title in franchise history. Cleveland had won 14 straight first-round games, last losing on April 22, 2010, the last season of James' first stint with the Cavs. Nick Kerr works for the San Antonio Spurs - the Warriors' opponent in a Western Conference first round series.
  • Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls announced for iOS

    Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls announced for iOS

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    The words "The Grimoire has run wild and Count Dracula will be resurrected" are written inside, triggering a quest to discover the author and solve the mystery. Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls will be available for iOS. Alucard, Simon, Charlotte, Shanoa, and Maria were the ones specifically mentioned. The game "invites" players to bring in their friends for either four player co-op or competitive sessions, against both large and small enemies.
  • NVIDIA's (NVDA) Purchase Rating Setd at B. Riley

    NVIDIA's (NVDA) Purchase Rating Setd at B. Riley

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    Analysts pass on shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be signifying a Buy. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) has risen 108.33% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. KR's profit will be $545.57 million for 9.59 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. Wall Street sees -5.73 % negative EPS growth as of May, 8. Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $43,446 activity.
  • Samsung patent reveals company is considering notched displays

    Samsung patent reveals company is considering notched displays

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    However, the patent shows that the Samsung next flagship will iPhone x have but still it not confirmed and no one can guarantee that the phone will be release with same design. Most impressive of all is the fact that the iPhone X , which was slammed as being too expensive, earned 5x the combined profits of more than 600 Android device makers.
  • Dark Souls Remastered on Switch delayed till summer

    Dark Souls Remastered on Switch delayed till summer

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    Bandai Namco this morning dropped off a bit of bad news for Nintendo Switch owners counting the days until Dark Souls: Remastered launches. If you were looking forward to taking Dark Souls: Remastered with you everywhere you go this May, unfortunately that's going to have to wait.
  • Drake Announces New Album Title & Release Date

    Drake Announces New Album Title & Release Date

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    Drake started working on the album last summer. He posted the above Instagram which reveals that his new album is due out in June and probably called Scorpion . It was an instant hit with the fans and that explains why Drake has replaced himself at the number 1 spot of Billboard Hot 100 this week. " Nice for What " made its debut on the chart at number one Monday and is now Drake's fifth Hot 100 #1 song.
  • CoinLancer (CL) plunges -6.90% on April 14-15

    CoinLancer (CL) plunges -6.90% on April 14-15

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    Stellar (XLM) traded down 4.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.28 or 0.00003478 BTC. 200 days ago UP traded at $0.00 (non existent). Its up 12.66% in the last 100 days since when traded at $123711.34 and the annual trend is down. The official website for Titanium Blockchain is tbis.io . The Reddit community for Ethereum Gold is /r/ethereum and the currency's Github account can be viewed here.
  • Here's how much Facebook spends on Mark Zuckerberg

    Here's how much Facebook spends on Mark Zuckerberg

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    Second: Facebook is collecting data from lot of places like the apps or websites that lets you log in using your Facebook details. When you visit a website, the browser you use sends a request to the site's server. Other companies, including Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ), Pinterest and LinkedIn (NASDAQ: MSFT ) have similar setups, Facebook says. "We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you", Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
  • OnePlus 5T gets iPhone X-like navigation gestures

    OnePlus 5T gets iPhone X-like navigation gestures

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    Ahead of the teasers on the upcoming new OnePlus 6, the company has released the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based updates to the last year's flagship models. Sadly, OnePlus 5 users will not get the same navigation key update since this phone is based on off-screen navigation keys that appear just below the screen of the phone.
  • Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Overclock to 5.88 GHz

    Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X Overclock to 5.88 GHz

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    The above LN2 OC might be academically interesting but we'd like to see how these new Ryzen 2000 processors overclock using more common-or-garden air and hybrid coolers. Intel's new i7 8700k, which sells for about $350, has only six cores , in comparison, as Engadget pointed out . Users who would not be using all the multi-threading capability of the new 2700 series could instead pick up one of the new Ryzen 5 2600 chips, instead.
  • The size of the football field Asteroid skimmed past Earth

    The size of the football field Asteroid skimmed past Earth

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    EDT on April 15, the space rock passed even closer to the moon than it had to Earth. EarthSky reported the asteroid , labelled 2018 GE3, came within about 192,300 kilometres of Earth at its closest point at 6.41pm on Sunday. "It might make you feel better (or worse) to know that asteroids enter Earth's atmosphere unnoticed on a fairly regular basis". Andrew Cheng, who led the NASA mission during the year 2000-2001 told Fox News that "It doesn't take a very large object".
  • Hey congressman: Facebook's problem is its users

    Hey congressman: Facebook's problem is its users

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    He said he'd have to get back to her with an answer. "But unlike Cambridge Analytica and its peers, who must content themselves with whatever data they can extract from Facebook's public interfaces, Facebook is sitting on the motherload, with unfettered access to staggering databases of behavior and preferences", Biddle notes.
  • Study Finds Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children

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    They focused on potential violations of COPPA which does not allow for apps to collect data from children under the age of 13 and then share them for ad-targetting and profiling purposes. Some of the apps in question included Disney's " Where's My Water? ", Gameloft's Minion Rush and Duolingo , the language learning app. Disney, Gameloft and Duolingo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's New Character Falke Gets a Gameplay Trailer

    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's New Character Falke Gets a Gameplay Trailer

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    With her ability to use Psycho Power and infuse objects with it, she's going to be a formidable fighter for sure. With the help of Ed, Falke escaped Shadaloo and now she and Ed are like siblings. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is now available on PC and PS4. "Pressing two kicks is Katapult, which sees Falke pole vaulting towards the opponent in a kick motion".
  • Apple's (AAPL) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company

    Apple's (AAPL) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company

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    St Johns Investment Management Company Llc decreased its stake in Apple Inc ( AAPL ) by 9.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Among 5 analysts covering MBIA Inc ( NYSE:MBI ), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Logan Cap holds 394,104 shares or 4.67% of its portfolio.
  • Sensex, Nifty trade lower, Infosys shares fall 3%

    Sensex, Nifty trade lower, Infosys shares fall 3%

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    The Sensex touched a high of 34,341.46 points and a low of 33,899.34 points during the intra-day trade. SGX Nifty is now trading in the red down 50 points at 10,452. The loss came mainly on back of IT stocks as the Nifty IT sub-index was down 1.30 per cent. Shares of Infosys, the country's second-largest IT services company, closed 3.3 percent lower after declining as much as 6 percent.
  • Tiger Shroff's 'Baaghi 2' inches closer to Rs 250-crore mark worldwide

    Tiger Shroff's 'Baaghi 2' inches closer to Rs 250-crore mark worldwide

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    It turns out Baaghi 2, which even beat Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's " Padmaavat ", to emerge as 2018's "biggest opener" is having a great run overseas as well. 155.65 crores. The film's action quotient has been appreciated by everyone, which is one of the reasons for bringing in the audiences in cinema halls.
  • Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone launched; Know Price, specifications, features

    Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone launched; Know Price, specifications, features

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    All that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor , supported by either 6GB or 8GB RAM , and an Adreno 630 graphics processor . The storage space will be further expandable using a microSD card. It comes in Polar Night Black and Sky Gray colour options. It will be available for order from today and goes on sale from April 20th in China. This is also the first phone in Xiaomi's gaming sub-brand and a direct competitor to the Razer Phone .
  • WhatsApp adds new feature to retrieve deleted media; here's how it works

    WhatsApp adds new feature to retrieve deleted media; here's how it works

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    Earlier, when users deleted media files stored on the WhatsApp folder of their devices, they were no longer able to download those files again. WhatsApp has added an interesting new feature in version 2.18.113 of its app for Android , allowing anyone to redownload an image, GIF, document, or voice message which they deleted from their phone.
  • Porn star Stormy Daniels to attend Donald Trump lawyer's hearing

    Porn star Stormy Daniels to attend Donald Trump lawyer's hearing

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    Cohen previously, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford , to keep her from sharing details of an alleged 2006 affair with Trump. Cohen is due to appear in federal court on Monday in connection with a raid this week on his NY office and home by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation that was based in part on a referral from Mueller.
  • Kim Kardashian Reacts To Khloe Kardashian's New Baby Following Scandal

    Kim Kardashian Reacts To Khloe Kardashian's New Baby Following Scandal

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    In another tweeted, Kim added, "You guys she's so gorgeous!" Earlier this week, Kim and her eldest sister, Kourtney Kardashian , went to Turks and Caicos along with Kourtney's beau, Younes Bendjima, and daughter Penelope Disick. While Kim looked sultry in the pictures from a seemingly relaxed vacation, the reality TV sensation took the most-recent pictures off social media.