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A glitch in the Google system this morning meant that for a short time when users searched for " NBA founder" LaVar Ball's smiling mug popped up. "Clearly we dropped the ball", Google said in a statement. The league would be called the Junior Basketball Association and would be funded by Ball's Big Baller Brand.
  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Starts Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update

    Xiaomi Mi A1 Starts Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update

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    Well, just before the year 2017 came to end, Xiaomi started rolling out the Oreo update for Mi A1 . Just make sure that your Mi A1 is updated to Android version 7.12.19. The update has 1.6 GB of size and brings all the Android features like optimized launcher, auto fill feature, new quick setting etc. The update is being rolled out via OTA.
  • National Football League coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2018

    National Football League coaching carousel: Tracking the hirings, firings for 2018

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    The 2017 National Football League coaches fired included Jack Del Rio ( Oakland Raiders ), Chuck Pagano ( Indianapolis Colts ), Jim Caldwell ( Detroit Lions ), and John Fox ( Chicago Bears ). Following an inspirational 2012 season in which Pagano overcame his battle with leukemia and the Colts rallied to the playoffs, he formed The CHUCKSTRONG Foundation, which has raised more than $4.7 million for cancer research over the past five years.
  • Google Pixel XL gets huge discount, retailing at INR 39990 on Amazon

    Google Pixel XL gets huge discount, retailing at INR 39990 on Amazon

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    However, one of the best new camera features of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL-or at least on of the trendiest-has yet to make its way to other phones, by official means anyway. XDA Senior Member Arnova8G2, best known for his work on porting a Snapdragon-optimized version of Google Camera app , has modified Charles_l's Camera NX 7.3 app to work on non-Google devices.
  • Amazon Lists 18 Mysterious Games for Nintendo Switch

    Amazon Lists 18 Mysterious Games for Nintendo Switch

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    As some users from ResetEra discovered, Amazon made 18 unreleased Switch titles available on their storefront. All these mysterious games are in a price range between $59.99 United States dollars and $99.99 USD. That said however, there isn't anything downright stated by either of the parties involved so we must encourage you to take this with a huge grain of salt, as there have been leaks of other games and movies that have been proven wrong.
  • Telegram 4.7 adds support for multiple accounts and quick replies

    Telegram 4.7 adds support for multiple accounts and quick replies

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    Users can add up to 3 accounts with three different numbers on the Telegram app which really means that it could be a nightmare managing notifications for three accounts at the same time. Moreover, users can also change the accent color in the Day theme for the entire app like green, blue and more. The multiple accounts support is not available on iOS but Telegram has put a new Appearance setting.
  • Munro heroics in vain as rain plays spoilsport

    Munro heroics in vain as rain plays spoilsport

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    Rain played the spoilsport as just nine overs of play, the second T20 was called off. Munro's rollicking knock of 66 off 23 deliveries included 11 fours and three sixes. The return of captain Kane Williamson for Ross Taylor is the only change in the New Zealand line up. Wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips, in only his fourth one-day global for New Zealand , made 56, took three catches and had two stumpings in a man-of-the-match performance which was hugely influential in New Zealand's victory.
  • Italian Grandmother's Reaction to 'Goo Goo' Google Home Goes Viral

    Italian Grandmother's Reaction to 'Goo Goo' Google Home Goes Viral

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    One such grandma, 85-year-old Maria Actis from Florida, received a Google Home device as a Secret Santa gift on Christmas and chose to try it out. In just four days, this video has garnered over one million views as it has got viral. She later tells her family members that the device is scaring her but soon gets fascinated by the popular smart assistant and starts conversing with it.
  • Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program starts NOW

    Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement program starts NOW

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    The service wasn't expected to start until late January, however in a statement to TechCrunch today the company said they are happy to offer their customers the lower pricing right away, explaining they over estimated and thought they would need "more time to be ready".
  • Apple issues apology to customers over slowing performance of ageing iPhones

    Apple issues apology to customers over slowing performance of ageing iPhones

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    Earlier this week, Apple apologised for slowing down users' iPhones without their knowledge and offered a new battery replacement programme. Apple admitted to those certain changes it made to its software, saying that the changes were indeed slowing the phones with older batteries like iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone SE.
  • Glistening Stock's Review: Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC)

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    The institutional investor held 12.20 million shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $199.91 million, down from 12.65 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. It now has negative earnings. The legal version of this report can be viewed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/12/30/pinebridge-investments-l-p-has-1-36-million-stake-in-ares-capital-co-arcc.html.
  • Apple Apologizes For Slowdowns, Lops $50 Off Battery Replacement Cost

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    Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited. Apple actually insists that it's never artificially slowed down phones, just aggressively managed phone performance to maximize the lifespan of the batteries. Last week, Apple confirmed that they slow down iPhones with older batteries when a benchmark comparison proved it. Lawsuits have already been filed .
  • Apple offers discount battery replacement for secretly slowing down iPhones

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    Customers need the right to opt out of this setting and Apple needs to be more up front about which of their design decisions created the problem and how they'll avoid it in the future. So far, at least 11 class action cases have been filed against Apple in the U.S. and worldwide markets. He calls Apple's apology "hollow". Apple's announcement comes as Apple brought in almost 60 percent of all profits generated in the global smartphone market in the third quarter, according to ...
  • UBS Group Cuts Western Digital (WDC) Price Target to $88.00

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    In related news, insider Michael D. Cordano sold 1,397 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 3.01% with $293.85 Million sitting short, betting on future declines.
  • Enter the Gungeon Surpasses 75K Sales on Switch in Just Two Weeks

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    A report from Gadgets360 noted that games in Japan like "Dragon Quest Heroes 1 and 2" cost 1,000 yen more on the Switch compared to its PS4 version. Gamers who receive Nintendo Switch units for the holidays might want to try playing the secret Golf game before connecting to the internet and updating the hybrid console.
  • Kodi is now available on Xbox One

    Kodi is now available on Xbox One

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    The name Kodi was changed to make it a more general goal application and it has been supported by a wide range of Android devices. During our quick hands-on with the app, we also noticed that Kodi doesn't support the Xbox One Media Remote as of yet, so you'll have to use your Xbox One controller to navigate the app.
  • WhatsApp to stop working on some devices in 2018

    WhatsApp to stop working on some devices in 2018

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    Some phones will no longer be able to use WhatsApp at all in the monts to come. The affect on users should be negligible as only a very small percentage of the users in the world still use the affected models of phone. "As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use". And, at the end of 2017, BlackBerry and Windows Phones are at the door, on their way out.
  • Xiaomi plans facial recognition phone like iPhone X

    Xiaomi plans facial recognition phone like iPhone X

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    These are the same gestures we have seen on the iPhone X. According to the testimony of insiders, the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 7 is ready and fully tested, and now he had to wait for the start of mass production, the announcement and the release, and Xiaomi simply may not be able to build his screen dactyloscopy.
  • Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) Stock Rating Lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co

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    The stock of Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 18 by Jefferies. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. The stock was sold at an average price of $174.20, for a total value of $1,184,560.00. 8,064 shares were sold by OLSON LAURIE J, worth $263,693. There were 52 sold out positions, amounting to 1.12 million shares.
  • Motorola G5S Plus gets a price cut in India

    Motorola G5S Plus gets a price cut in India

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    The price drop is likely to better compete with newer competition in the market, many of which now sport an 18:9 display. Moto G5s Plus was launched in India in August at Rs 15,999. The smartphone sports an all-metal unibody design and it runs Android 7 .1.1 Nougat out-of-box. The storage is expandable upto 128GB via a microSD card slot.
  • Christmas Tree Recycling Program underway in city

    Christmas Tree Recycling Program underway in city

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    N. Residents can drop their trees off at the County Convenience Center (CFS), 3100 Union Branch Road, from 8:00am - 5:00pm daily. 100% of money raised will go directly to the individual scout troops. While the type of tree - spruce, pine, fir or other variety - doesn't matter, there are some steps residents must perform before their trees are ready to recycle.
  • Pixel C Tablet Dropped From The Google Store

    Pixel C Tablet Dropped From The Google Store

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    The device's Google Store listing now redirects people to the company's tablet-laptop hybrid Pixelbook . Google has quietly removed the popular Android-based tablet Pixel C from the product list of its online store. "Our newly launched Google Pixelbook combines the best parts of a laptop and a tablet for those looking for a versatile device". However, Google will give up to 1 November 2018 existing applications.
  • NASA warns 'UNSEEN' asteroid size of BUCKINGHAM PALCE heading for Earth TOMORROW

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    According to The Watchers , which has analysed data from Minor Planet Center and Center for Near Earth Object Studies, YZ4 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter of 22.6 to 49 feet. The energy released shattered the windows of hundreds of buildings and left more than 1,000 people injured. The new asteroid was observed by scientists working at the Mount Lemmon Survey Observatory in Arizona.
  • YouTube Deactivated On Fire TV Early

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    Amazon tried to circumvent these efforts to no avail, with Google taking down the latest implementation in early December, while also announcing that YouTube would be removed from the Fire TV line of sticks and pucks . "Given this lack of reciprocity, we are no longer supporting YouTube on Echo Show and FireTV". It didn't look right on the Echo Show's tiny screen, though, and it was considerably more awkward than the app it replaced.
  • HMD May Inaugurate The Android Go Programme With Nokia 1

    HMD May Inaugurate The Android Go Programme With Nokia 1

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    It's no surprise that HMD Global wants to launch a 4G version of the Nokia 3310 . Back in October, Nokia launched a slightly redesigned version of the 3310 with 3G connectivity in countries such as Australia. YunOS supports to run some apps that we find on Android , as it's based on AOSP. The folks over at VTECH claim that the 4G Nokia 3310 will look nearly exactly like the model launched a year ago.
  • The Galaxy Note 8 reportedly has a battery problem of its own

    The Galaxy Note 8 reportedly has a battery problem of its own

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    That device ended up being a total disaster for Samsung as it had overheating issues shortly after its release. "I am 10 days and counting without a phone because mine came with a faulty battery and charging system, as per the fix center", the disgruntled user wrote.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Just Leaked

    Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Have Just Leaked

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    Red Dead fans want to know exactly when the game is coming out, and this latest listing could be the first good hint towards that. Red Dead Redemption is undoubtedly one of 2018's biggest headliners, but the same onine retailer who let the cat out of the bag about GTA 5's release date has just put up a store listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 with a release date of June 8th for the highly anticipated game.
  • Short Interest in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Increases By 17.7%

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    The hedge fund held 359,192 shares of the company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.50 million, down from 467,842 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NASDAQ: AMAT ). Scotia Cap Inc accumulated 12,513 shares. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.'s holdings in Applied Materials were worth $5,690,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
  • West Indies look to bounce back in favourite format

    West Indies look to bounce back in favourite format

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    The West Indies , as the reigning Twenty20 world champions, are expected to be a more formidable opponent in this format although they are without Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine who have pulled for personal reasons while Marlon Samuels is injured.
  • Snapchat copies Facebook's 'year in review' feature for a change

    Snapchat copies Facebook's 'year in review' feature for a change

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    Snapchat is doing something new this year: It's compiling users' old videos and photos into an end-of-year highlight video , giving users a chance to look back on some of the snaps they sent during the year. This will also be the first time that Snapchat will let other apps to show its curated content of user videos, which Snap calls "Our Stories ". Snap then the company has been busy & distracted in dealing with stagnate user growth and declining revenue.
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Gets First Post-Launch Update on PC

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Gets First Post-Launch Update on PC

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    The original post, from Reddit user Macsterr , is from a month ago , while Microsoft's just recently popped up yesterday. This could mean that the success of " PUBG " on the PC might easily be replicated on the Xbox One as well, though it would be hard to gauge since Microsoft is not as in-depth as Steam with their player count.
  • Meet American Girl's girl of the year, future astronaut Luciana Vega

    Meet American Girl's girl of the year, future astronaut Luciana Vega

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    This is the first American Girl character that has a backstory completely focused on STEM . The limited edition figurine is an 11-year-old aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars . The American Girl team worked with female astronauts and scientists on the doll. The 18-inch doll, a brunette with brown eyes who's of Chilean descent, of course will have her own line of space-inspired products, including a Flight Suit, Space Suit, Maker Station, and Mars Habitat ...
  • Steve Jobs wins court battle against Apple! See How

    Steve Jobs wins court battle against Apple! See How

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    Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato have finally proven victorious after a multi-year legal battle regarding the rights to call their clothing brand "Steve Jobs". The brothers likened their legal battle with the Cupertino-based company as a battle of David versus Goliath, but it's always important to remember that David wins that one.
  • Apple offers a ($29) fix for customers upset over slowed-down iPhones

    Apple offers a ($29) fix for customers upset over slowed-down iPhones

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    All the lawsuits - filed in US District Courts in California, New York and IL - seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide. The suits ask the company to pay iPhone owners varying amounts. Its decision not to tell people about its changes feeds into a long-standing conspiracy theory that Apple slows down older phones so that people will be more tempted to buy new ones.
  • Man Creates Nightmarish iPhone X Invisible Face Mask

    Man Creates Nightmarish iPhone X Invisible Face Mask

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    Now, Japanese developer Kazuya Noshiro , CEO of the AR and VR game company ViRD , showed off something a bit more unsettling: He made his face invisible. The effect shows the potential uses of the motion sensors in phones like iPhone X. He also explained how the app is still a work-in-progress and was created using Unity, a video game development platform.
  • Moto X4 getting Android 8.0 Oreo update in India

    Moto X4 getting Android 8.0 Oreo update in India

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    The update is now available over-the-air and will reach all Moto X4 users in the country over the next few days. Android 8.0 Oreo brings with it many back-end changes as well as user-oriented features such as app optimisations, better battery management algorithms, notification channels, notifications dots, the Google Play Protect malware system and picture-in-picture support for applications.
  • Apple to release its first operating system lisa to the world

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    Fast-forward to 2018, the Computer History Museum will release the code for free, giving users everywhere a chance to take it out for a spin. If you've ever wanted to try Apple's graphical interface on the Lisa, the computer that preceded the Mac, you've been relegated to either using an emulator or (if you're lucky) tracking down one of the rare, expensive machines.
  • EPlus Inc. (PLUS) Holdings Increased by Bank of New York Mellon Corp

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    The stock increased 0.27% or $0.105 during the last trading session, reaching $38.585. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since December 27, 2016 and is uptrending. Therefore 60% are positive. It also demonstrates a stable dividend policy for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation connected to the long-run, with viable earnings.
  • China Caught Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea By US Satellites

    China Caught Illegally Selling Oil To North Korea By US Satellites

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    The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo cited unidentified officials this week as saying Chinese ships transferred oil to North Korean vessels some 30 times since October. It was reportedly the second consecutive month China didn't export diesel or gasoline to North Korea. In a tweet , Trump warned that "there will never be a friendly solution" to North Korea's nuclear and missile programs "if this continues to happen!" It's unknown if China supplies crude oil to the North, but it's ...