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It's starting in a swath of Chandler, Az., and will spread over time through "the entire Phoenix region, which is larger than Greater London", according to remarks by Krafcik at the Web Summit in Lisbon. This one, however, may not have anyone in the driver's seat. Waymo engineers are hoping to make riders feel more comfortable with using self driving cars with the addition of an array of buttons that can call for live help, ask the auto to pull over and start the ride.
  • Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

    Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

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    The island charges no tax on companies' profits, ICIJ reported. The law firm Appleby was cited as the source of much of the leaked financial data that has resulted in searing revelations in recent days. Apple CEO Tim Cook in May 2013 testified before Congress about his company's tax practices. Apple told the BBC it remained the world's largest taxpayer, paying about £26bn in corporation tax over the past three years and that it had followed the law.
  • PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle Announced For $449

    PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle Announced For $449

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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is set to arrive on November 17 and, to capitalize on this occasion, PlayStation has announced a new, themed PSVR bundle. Skyrim VR can be played with either a DualShock 4 or the PlayStation Move controllers. The new Skyrim ad keeps that theme going, and Lempel says the goal was to really lean into the sensory experience of VR.
  • Facebook will now let you send money in the United Kingdom with Messenger

    Facebook will now let you send money in the United Kingdom with Messenger

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    On Monday, the social network announced that it was introducing peer-to-peer payments to its messaging app Messenger in the United Kingdom, letting people send cash to their friends and contacts. or in a currency other than dollars. Earlier this year, Facebook rolled out group payments feature within its Messenger app, allowing users to pay either everyone in the group or individual members.
  • StarCraft II goes free to play on November 14th

    StarCraft II goes free to play on November 14th

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    If you're wondering if there are strings attached to the announcement, it appears there are not. Although war wages in the galaxy between the Terrans, the xenomorphic superorganism known as the Zerg and the technologically advanced Protoss, the Wings of Liberty campaign focuses on the Terrans, particularly the terran rebel Jim Raynor as he takes on the Dominion.
  • WhatsApp temporarily banned in Afghan

    WhatsApp temporarily banned in Afghan

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    The two popular messaging apps will continue working in the country, despite their status in Afghanistan being thrown into doubt over recent days. The Afghanistan government, however, said that the apps were being temporarily banned "to introduce a new kind of technology", because users had complained about the quality of WhatsApp's service, denying that the ban constituted a threat to freedom of expression.
  • Sensex, Nifty end flat after choppy trade

    Sensex, Nifty end flat after choppy trade

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    However, the key indices scaled fresh intra-day highs on expectations of more tax reliefs in the GST Council meet slated for later during the week. It was a flat day for the market. Shares of IDFC Bank (down 2.21 per cent), ICICI Bank (down 1.25 per cent), Punjab National Bank (down 1.20 per cent), IndusInd Bank (down 0.91 per cent), Kotak Mahindra Bank (down 0.67 per cent) and Axis Bank (down 0.53 per cent) were trading in the red in Monday's morning trade, dragging the Nifty ...
  • Torchlight Developer Runic Games Shut Down

    Torchlight Developer Runic Games Shut Down

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    A follow-up statement from a Perfect World representative to IGN explained that while Motiga has had a significant portion of its employees reduced, the company explained that its title huge will remain playable on all available platforms with "a core team of developers" remaining with the company.
  • You Can Now Buy Games For Earning Trophies With Sony Rewards Program

    You Can Now Buy Games For Earning Trophies With Sony Rewards Program

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    It's also worth noting that only trophies earned after you sign up and link your account count, so no retroactive rewards for trophies already earned. And doing it on a gaming platform makes it that much more effective. If Playstation's new rewards scheme is a success, fingers crossed we might one day see the option to earn credits by unlocking Xbox Live Achievements, too.
  • Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

    Koenigsegg Agera RS Is Now The World's Fastest Car

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    The speed in other, uphill, upwind direction was 271mph. This is not the first time that Koenigsegg broke a world record held by Bugatti, as it happened just last month. In early October, Koenigsegg shattered the 0-400-0 km/h world record set by the Bugatti Chiron just weeks earlier , with a 1,360-hp (1,014-kW) Agera RS destined for a customer in the US.
  • Nokia 5 With 3GB RAM Launched In India; Price And Availability

    Nokia 5 With 3GB RAM Launched In India; Price And Availability

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    It retains the same specifications as the original Nokia 5 but packs an extra gig of RAM. It is worth mentioning that Nokia 5 with 2GB RAM was launched earlier this year in India at Rs 12,899. This was the much-needed upgrade because the phone was falling behind the competition as we have 3GB and 4GB RAM smartphones common at this price. It comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
  • Tag: OnePlus 5T New York City

    Tag: OnePlus 5T New York City

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    This feature is ideal for users looking for the best viewing experience, not to mention that slimmer bezels have become a trend in the flagship devices of 2017. The selfie cam is supposed to have a 20-megapixel sensor, according to the leak. The processor boasts a 2.45GHz clock speed, paired with Adreno 540 GPU.
  • Panasonic unveils 'Eluga A4' in India at Rs 12490

    Panasonic unveils 'Eluga A4' in India at Rs 12490

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    Panasonic India on Monday launched a new smartphone under its Eluga series. However, the major highlight of the phone is its massive 5,000mAh battery . This smartphone runs on Android Nougat 7 .0 OS and also comes with AI assistant - Arbo to track your routine actions. While competition is tough, Panasonic believes that the Eluga A4 comes equipped with the arsenal necessary for brushing aside competing phones.
  • Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion

    Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion

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    The value of Broadcom's bid has not been decided, though an offer in the range of around $70 to $80 per share is being contemplated, one of the sources said. Broadcom shares were up 1.5 pct at $277.78 in premarket trading. Qualcomm shares, which traded over $70 as recent as December 2016, closed at $61.81 on Friday.
  • After WhatsApp, now Facebook's Messenger hit by temporary outage

    After WhatsApp, now Facebook's Messenger hit by temporary outage

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    Accordding to independent "People can't send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app, apparently because of a server problem". The past 24-hours have been a tricky time for social media platforms. According to tfcmedia in India a spokesperson from WhatsApp said Saturday, "Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour".
  • Newcastle Stunned by Late Cook Winner as Bournemouth Steal All 3 Points

    Newcastle Stunned by Late Cook Winner as Bournemouth Steal All 3 Points

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    Benitez gave Mohamed Diame his second start against Burnley, and the Senegal global could be back for a second match to provide balance in defence with Shelvey having the space to push forward. Newcastle dominated the first half, but didn't take their chances. "I have seen it [the disallowed Dwight Gayle goal] but it will not change anything".
  • HTC U11 Plus IS Google's Axed

    HTC U11 Plus IS Google's Axed "Muskie" Pixel XL 2 Prototype

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    It packs a 12 MP primary camera and a BoomSound speaker which the manufacturer says is an improvement on previous models. The best part of it all is that the device will come running on the new Android 8.0 Oreo so buyers won't have to wait for the update.
  • World of Warcraft Announces Major Expansion Called Battle for Azeroth

    World of Warcraft Announces Major Expansion Called Battle for Azeroth

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    Horde players will be able to travel to three new zones that comprise the islands of Zandalar and Alliance players will get their own three zones set within Kul Tiras . The great news is this new feature will also work with WoW's previous expansions. Recruit Allied Races : Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races , each with unique racial abilities.
  • StarCraft II Going Free to Play This Month

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    Further details can be found over on the official StarCraft 2 site . Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals created to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies. Valve saw a sizable uptick in players - and money - after making the aging Team Fortress 2 free-to-play, as well. Wings of Liberty received an excellent rating in PCMag's 2010 review , nabbing props for its "wonderful story and character development", "great soundtrack", and ...
  • Mobile, Sprint call off merger attempt

    Mobile, Sprint call off merger attempt

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    Merger talks then seemed to break down , only to be revived again a couple days ago . Reuters also speculated that the atypical nature of Saturday's joint statement may signify that the two companies are trying to preserve a relationship and sustain the possibility of an eventual return to talks.
  • Microsoft Outlook.com Premium Discontinued, Integrated Into Office 365

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    Without ads, you'll have less distractions and faster page load times, so you can be more focused and have a better email experience. That's why all Outlook.com accounts already feature robust spam and virus filtering and support from a global security team that works tirelessly to stop these threats.
  • 361K People Had Nothing Better To Do Than Binge 'Stranger Things'

    361K People Had Nothing Better To Do Than Binge 'Stranger Things'

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    It is the show that became a popular culture phenomenon. United States ratings service Nielsen, which began measuring Netflix viewership in August, says some 15.8 million American viewers watched the first episode of Stranger Things season 2 by October 29th, its third day of release.
  • Qualcomm shares spike on reports of planned Broadcom bid

    Qualcomm shares spike on reports of planned Broadcom bid

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    Share value in Qualcomm is up almost 14 percent on the news. Qualcomm is not aware of the details of Broadcom's bid, and it is far from certain whether it will entertain this deal, the sources said . Broadcom's plan to move its home address to the US from Singapore would free its $5.5 billion deal for USA network provider Brocade Communications Systems from a review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
  • Investors Catching Stocks General Electric Company (GE)

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    It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500. Beck Capital Management Llc increased Mfa Finl Inc Com (MFA) stake by 52.34% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Stillwater Inv Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 1.24% or 97,151 shares. Currently General Electric Company (GE ) stock is moving with downswing trend. Therefore 55% are positive.
  • Gareth Bale: Wales to discuss forward's availability with Real Madrid

    Gareth Bale: Wales to discuss forward's availability with Real Madrid

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    However, the Wales boss has tried to avoid a club-versus-country row by assuring fans Real Madrid will have the final say on whether the former Tottenham star is fit enough to play. Is the structure and facilities good to take us forward?'. "It's a shame because I've really enjoyed working with him", said Coleman . "Some managers are still in their jobs, I've been on the end of that and it's not nice".
  • Alibaba Surges in Second Quarter, Carries Expanded Entertainment Loss

    Alibaba Surges in Second Quarter, Carries Expanded Entertainment Loss

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    Net profit for the three months ending September 30 reached 17.67 billion yuan, ($2.67 billion), up from 7.62 billion yuan in the same period of 2016, the company said. Driven by growth in its core e-commerce business and by a doubling of its cloud computing operations, the group was easily able to contain the expanded losses it recorded in its digital entertainment unit.
  • Oppo F5 with 18:9 screen & AI Beauty Recognition comes to India

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    The Oppo F5 , successor to the Oppo F3 , was launched in China last month. Now, it is set to launch in India, one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. Oppo is a selfie-focused smartphone and sports a 20-megapixel sensor at the front that comes with an f/2.0 aperture. The Oppo F5 has been priced at Rs.
  • HTC U11 Life Price $350; Specs Lack Headphone Jack

    HTC U11 Life Price $350; Specs Lack Headphone Jack

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    The HTC U11 Plus is a bigger version of the existing HTC U11 , with a larger 6in 18:9 aspect ratio edge-to-edge display and a number of upgrades and tweaks to its spec line-up. Up front is another 16MP snapper for selfies and video calls. The main shooter supports PDAF, HDR, 4K video recording and has a LED flash. The camera also has an aperture of f/1.7.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Reportedly Rolling Out

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Reportedly Rolling Out

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    This is unlikely to change as Samsung's usual strategy for providing major OS updates rarely includes lower-end budget-friendly models, so the device will probably remain in the Nougat category throughout the remainder of its lifetime. We'll have to wait for Samsung to make the official announcement and provide the update via its servers. According to another Reddit user who claims to have gotten early access to the beta on their Galaxy S8 , the phone runs a lot faster and more ...
  • Detroit Become Human trailer delves into Kara's backstory

    Detroit Become Human trailer delves into Kara's backstory

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    While Todd doesn't seem like a very attentive father and asks Kara to bathe Alice, help her with homework, and all of that "crap", it seems that he isn't just neglectful; he's outright murderous. The man gets angry with his daughter and takes her upstairs to punish her. Kara finds drawings that suggest that Todd killed Alice's mother. For example, you can try to save Alice, or you can listen to Todd and be a good android.
  • Hong Kong Beats DC To Become Gay Games 2022 Host

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    The Gay Games was founded by former Olympic decathlete Tom Waddell and first held in San Francisco in 1982. The step to award the 2022 games to an Asian city is seen as a boost for the gay rights movement in the region, and a sign that attitudes towards the LGBT community may be changing there.
  • Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK

    Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK

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    Anyway, as for what it brings, you can expect new Unicode 10 emoji , like a pretzel, pie, insane face, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, shush face, vomiting face, love you gesture, and brain. Security updates 2017-001 and 2017-004 for Sierra and El Capitan respectively contain just fixes for the KRACK wi-fi exploit. iOS 11.1 also brings with it a slew of accessibility improvements, including braille support for Grade 2 input, VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs, better VoiceOver rotor ...
  • Mobile And Sprint's Planned Merger Is A No-Go

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    T-Mobile has been making market share gains since launching its Un-carrier strategy a few years ago. Cable companies like; Charter Communications Inc and Comcast Corp are also stepping into the market with wireless service on airwaves of Verizon.
  • Super Mario Odyssey Sells Over 2 Million Copies in 3 Days

    Super Mario Odyssey Sells Over 2 Million Copies in 3 Days

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    Super Mario Odyssey has been one of the most anticipated games for the Switch. There is no doubt that the launch of Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch has been a worldwide success and fans, along with millions of players, have responded excellently acquiring the new adventure of the iconic character of Nintendo.
  • Monster Hunter World's beta will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive

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    The third beta quest shifts that action to the desert-like Wildspire Waste, where an armoured Barroth awaits. After completed the Horizon Zero Dawn collaboration event, which will distribute post launch, special materials can be found in Monster Hunter: World to forge weapons seen in Horizon Zero Dawn .
  • Spain dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

    Spain dissolves Catalan parliament and calls fresh elections

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    On Saturday, Rajoy added Trapero, the highest-ranking officer in the Mossos d'Esquadra police force, to the list of heads to roll. The regional police wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning that "protecting and guaranteeing the safety of people is our priority".
  • Chevy unveils 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

    Chevy unveils 2018 Camaro Hot Wheels Edition

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    General Motors is helping Hot Wheels celebrate its 50th anniversary next year by giving toy lovers the chance to purchase a full-scale model of their own. Drivers will also find embossed headrests, orange kneepads, and orange seat belts. The carpet floor mats have orange stitching and ghost stripes. The COPO Camaro (short for "Central Office Production Order") has a history, as well - it is available to order as a single part number, paying homage to a special model ordered by an Illinois ...