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And a new rewards feature enables developers to grant free, in-game rewards for viewers that tune in during livestreams on Facebook. This works in a similar way, only it rewards players for watching Facebook streams. The developer used it to gauge viewer interest recently during the Paladins Global Series, and will start giving out rewards during the Paladins Premier League on March 24.
  • Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition go official in China

    Oppo R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition go official in China

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    OPPO has introduced the OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition are exactly what we were expecting, as OPPO confirmed the design of both of these devices a while back, and a ton of spec info surfaced as well, though the leaked specs were not exactly spot on.
  • Google is looking to generate revenue from product searches

    Google is looking to generate revenue from product searches

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    GOOGLE HAS announced partnerships to enable a "where can I buy...." query in searches, with a particular focus on Google Assistant (of course). In exchange, retailers will give Google a cut of the profit from each purchase, which is different from the usual ad payments retailers make to Google for sponsored listings.
  • Assassin's Creed 2019: First Rumored Details Emerge

    Assassin's Creed 2019: First Rumored Details Emerge

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    According to these rumors, the next game in the series is heading to ancient Greece. The next Assassin's Creed game will take place in ancient Greece, Robertson wrote, citing several anonymous sources who are linked to Ubisoft. "Later, these same sources began to report that Greece would instead be saved for the game that would follow Origins ". So what exactly these sources say about the next Assassin's Creed game? Like most Assassin's Creed games, the development duration is ...
  • HTC Vive Pro Price Announced, Original Vive Gets Price Cut

    HTC Vive Pro Price Announced, Original Vive Gets Price Cut

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    A complete Vive Pro kit will be announced at a future date. You also get built-in headphones and a strap that adjusts with the help of a dial, which is a much-needed upgrade. The headset has been redesigned to offer more comfort over prolonged usage with measures in place to accommodate people who wear spectacles. It is $800 for the Vive Pro HMD only, which will work with existing controllers and base stations.
  • Here's how to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

    Here's how to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

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    To make a call on Apple Watch, press and hold the side button on your wearable until the Emergency SOS slider appears. Apple introduced the Emergency SOS feature in iOS 11, giving users a fast and easy way to call 911 and to disable the Touch ID and Face ID security systems.
  • Twitter Will Ban Cryptocurrency Ads in Two Weeks, Says Report

    Twitter Will Ban Cryptocurrency Ads in Two Weeks, Says Report

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    In an unconfirmed report by Sky News , the micro-blogging network is allegedly looking to change its policy on nearly all cryptocurrency exchanges , with some limited exceptions. Google has already announced restrictions on the advertising of cryptocurrencies over its advertising platform. Facebook called this an effort by the company to prevent people from advertising "financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices".
  • Android P feature: Very old apps won't open on your phone

    Android P feature: Very old apps won't open on your phone

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    The decision likely comes as Google looks to improve the security of Android P, which the firm is also doing by preventing idle apps from accessing the smartphones' camera and mic, in a bid to ensure that dodgy apps running in the background, such as the SonicSpy spyware uncovered past year, can't silently record audio and take pictures for blackmail.
  • Tinder sues rival Bumble alleging patent infringement

    Tinder sues rival Bumble alleging patent infringement

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    In accordance with the suit, the Match Group is accusing Bumble of breaching on its two patents, encompassing a blueprint patent for the now-famous swipe-to-connect feature of Tinder . Court documents show that Match Group accuses former senior executives of utilizing tech that they " learned of and developed confidentially while at Tinder " and applying it over at Bumble.
  • Huawei P20 Lite released early, hands-on video now available

    Huawei P20 Lite released early, hands-on video now available

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    The Huawei P20 Lite is apparently official now in Italy and Poland . The Huawei P20 Lite will be powered by an octa core Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3520mAh battery . Now whether this particular model is the P20, P20 Lite or P20 Pro is unknown at this point. Its top-left corner is fitted with vertically arranged dual camera setup.
  • Senate President Bukola Saraki mourns Sen. Wakili

    Senate President Bukola Saraki mourns Sen. Wakili

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    The Chairman, Senate Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Ali Wakili, is dead. "Mallam Ali Wakili is one lawmaker you can never be in doubt where he stands on a particular issue". Hassan Turaki, quoted the speaker as saying, "The death of Sen". "The death of Ali Wakili is a personal loss to me". "He was a principled, focused and resourceful parliamentarian who identified with the ordinary people", said former Senate President David Mark in a statement.
  • Ready Player One: A story of the future but in our time

    Ready Player One: A story of the future but in our time

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    The film plays with the notion of competition between gamers, this time giving them an incredibly tempting real-life stake: an Easter egg from the game's newly-deceased creator, entitling its locater to all of his vast riches. The upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed movie is based on the Ernest Cline best-selling book of the same name and stars Tye Sheridan , Olivia Cooke , Ben Mendelsohn , and Lena Waithe .
  • Local easter egg hunts planned

    Local easter egg hunts planned

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    All activities for this "egg-cellent" family event are included with membership, and general admission of $7 per person (under 1 admitted free). There will be other activities and games sponsored by local non-profit organizations available during and after the egg hunt.
  • Logitech's new gaming speaker system synchronizes brilliant RGB lighting to gameplay

    Logitech's new gaming speaker system synchronizes brilliant RGB lighting to gameplay

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    The Logitech G560 provides 240 Watts Peak/120 Watts RMS power, which delivers wonderful sound for music and PC games, and 3D audio with DTS:X® Ultra 1.0 for in-game positional audio. There's also now a choice between two types of keyboard switches: the Romer-G Tactile, which offers actual physical feedback while pressing down the key, and the Romer-G Linear, which is a smoother, less tactile switch.
  • Tiffany; Adobe — CORPORATE REPORT

    Tiffany; Adobe — CORPORATE REPORT

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    The results come as a surprise after Tiffany in January posted strong store sales for the holiday period and raised its full-year profit forecast. Westpac Banking Corp raised its holdings in Tiffany & Co.by 31.1% in the 4th quarter. On 2/23/2018 Michael Joseph Kowalski, Director, sold 39,809 with an average share price of $104.11 per share and the total transaction amounting to $4,144,514.99.
  • Electoral Act: INEC still working on existing law

    Electoral Act: INEC still working on existing law

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    It said the election body should not be misguided on the extent of the powers of the National Assembly in the amendment to the Electoral Act 2010. Boss Mustapha , had told State House correspondents that Buhari had directed all ministers and parastatals to appear before the National Assembly to defend their budgets.
  • Alexa's new 'Brief Mode' makes Amazon's voice-activated assistant talk less

    Alexa's new 'Brief Mode' makes Amazon's voice-activated assistant talk less

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    Love your Echo but think Alexa is just a little too chatty? Several people on reddit have reported receiving the new capability on some of their Echo devices, but some say the new ability disappeared a few hours later . The assistant will play short sounds instead of voice responses. Currently, replacing Alexa's "OK" response with a beep is the only function of Brief Mode.
  • Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) Cut to

    Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) Cut to "Sell" at ValuEngine

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    Delphi Management Inc who had been investing in Wpp Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $ market cap company. The stock increased 0.42% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $56.87. Kroger also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, unchanged from its most recent distribution and payable June 1 to shareholders of record on May 15.
  • Nintendo Announces Indie Showcase For March 20th

    Nintendo Announces Indie Showcase For March 20th

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    And Nintendo's returning the favor. Nintendo announced today that it will host a new showcase next week that is entirely dedicated to upcoming indie games on the Switch. The latest Nindies Showcase that aired previously showed off several awesome, hotly-anticipated titles, mainly Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes and Shovel Knight: King of Cards .
  • Woman finds Tinder on boyfriend's phone, stabs him with samurai sword

    Woman finds Tinder on boyfriend's phone, stabs him with samurai sword

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    When police did arrive at the scene on March 3, they found Lovell curled up in the blood-spattered bedroom, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by police in Camas, a Washington state town east of Portland, Oregon. "This is not something that they thought would be fathomable". "She hit me twice with the blunt end of the sword ", Lovell said. Police said, "Her plan was to kill her boyfriend and then herself", according to court documents .
  • Fortnite Mobile iOS common issues, and how to fix them

    Fortnite Mobile iOS common issues, and how to fix them

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    Though the game servers experienced downtime Thursday evening due to the surge of traffic from mobile downloaders, the issues aren't entirely related to server problems. It's okay though because it's understandable that you may have thought it was going to work on your handset. On March 16th Fortnite announced that users who already had access to the game could now invite their friends via a special invitation feature that was enabled in the game.
  • SXSW 2018: Sega Announces Sonic Mania Plus

    SXSW 2018: Sega Announces Sonic Mania Plus

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    Two new classic playable characters, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. Sonic Mania Plus will feature deluxe packaging with a holographic slip cover and reversible Genesis/Mega-Drive art. "We've stolen Christian Whitehead away", one panelist said in response, referring to the Sonic Mania developer who previously built Sega's best existing iOS Sonic ports.
  • Ark: Survival Evolved brings dinosaur survival to your pockets this spring

    Ark: Survival Evolved brings dinosaur survival to your pockets this spring

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    The mobile version of ARK: Survival Evolved will be free-to-play, and while the graphics won't be as sharp as what you'll find on PC or console, the core gameplay will remain the same. This game was first launched in an early access program all the way back in June of 2015 for the PC. The game looked pretty good in the trailer, though we will wait until release to give a better verdict.
  • YouTube announces Wikipedia plans without actually telling Wikipedia first

    YouTube announces Wikipedia plans without actually telling Wikipedia first

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    Although Wikimedia did not directly reference YouTube in the rest of its letter, according to The Verge , the organization retweeted statements from long-time Wikipedia contributor Pheobe Ayers, who raised concerns about the world's second largest search engine treating the site like academia for fact-checking.
  • Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) Declines 0.11% for Mar 15

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    Finally, North Star Investment Management Corp. grew its stake in Vanguard Health Care ETF by 8.2% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. Harbor Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF during the fourth quarter valued at $292,000. Shares of Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA: VTV ) opened at $106.98 on Thursday.
  • Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi Note 5: Let's pinpoint those differences

    Xiaomi Redmi 5 Vs Redmi Note 5: Let's pinpoint those differences

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    The Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have been flying off the virtual shelves ever since they were announced on February 14th this year. But purchasing a Redmi Note 5 or a Redmi Note 5 Pro can be incredibly hard since the phones get sold out in well under a minute.
  • Apple rolling out Creative Education event on March 27

    Apple rolling out Creative Education event on March 27

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    Apple has begun sending invitations to members of the media to attend its upcoming March 27 event. What could those be? Plenty of filings for an iPad have been seeing headlines lately, so it would make sense. Apple may casually say it's now available without spending much time talking about it. There is precedent for Apple releasing a new iPad or iPhone model at its March event.
  • Google to restrict ads on cryptocurrencies

    Google to restrict ads on cryptocurrencies

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    At the time of writing, the Bitcoin price was hovering around $8,200, Coinmarketcap data shows. The volatile cryptocurrency market has been in a massive downturn in the recent hours. China plans to ban all sorts of cryptocurrency trading platforms from their country after prohibiting domestic exchanges at the beginning of this year.
  • Brigitte Storms into Overwatch Next Week

    Brigitte Storms into Overwatch Next Week

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    Her ability set brings together those two existing heroes into an ability set which is fairly unique for her role. New cosmetic items for the character were recently released on the game's PTR, some of which can be found in the gallery above.
  • Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

    Google Maps adds wheelchair-accessible transit navigation

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    Last year, Local Guides from all over the world came together at 200 global meet-ups to answer accessibility questions for more than 12m locations, like whether a place has an accessible bathroom or a step-free entrance. I would strongly urge, and specifically in Sydney, that you also use one of the many live transport apps which do include service information, lift outages and many more features.
  • Google is Now Rolling Out Lens to iOS Users

    Google is Now Rolling Out Lens to iOS Users

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    The feature is available on version 3.15 of the Google Photos iOS app, and Google noted that Lens activity will be saved to the user's Google account if the web and app activity setting is enabled. You'll have to wait a few moments for it to work its magic. Google Lens is the company's visual search engine that recognises images and scans business cards.
  • LG G7 slated to launch in May: Price and Specifications

    LG G7 slated to launch in May: Price and Specifications

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    If the latest report turns out to be true, the G7 will launch roughly 15 months after its predecessor G6, which was launched in February 2017. To be specific, the launch timeline could be between late April and early May. For specs, based on the photos we saw of the G7 at MWC , we're expecting a top notch (aka display cutaway), Snapdragon 845 processor, rear-facing fingerprint reader, premium audio components, and dual rear-facing 16-megapixel cameras.
  • Geralt of Rivia is Coming to Soul Calibur 6

    Geralt of Rivia is Coming to Soul Calibur 6

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    The Soulcalibur series of fighting games is well-known for including popular cross-over characters among its roster of original fighters, and today, the upcoming Soulcalibur VI announced its own surprise combatant. "When we were approached with the idea of doing a crossover, we thought our community would really enjoy playing as the witcher ", Marcin Momot , the community lead at CD Projekt RED , said in a press statement.
  • Facebook Lite reaches the US, UK, and other developed countries

    Facebook Lite reaches the US, UK, and other developed countries

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    In the forthcoming rollout, the app available in countries including the US, Canada, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand. Facebook Lite includes all the basic Facebook features like the feed, posting updates, photo sharing, events, and notifications.
  • Super Bomberman R Coming To Xbox One June 14

    Super Bomberman R Coming To Xbox One June 14

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    With the imminent release of Super Bomberman R on more consoles, there are those who think that it will also have a PC launch. Super Bomberman R is available on the Nintendo Switch. Bomberman is back as Super Bomberman R! Grand Prix is a new competitive mode in which teamwork is key. The game, which was released on Nintendo Switch previous year, will also get some new Bomberman characters based on Ratchet and Clank , Halo's Master Chief and Portal's P-body, each of which ...
  • Spotify IPO set for April

    Spotify IPO set for April

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    Ek said he would not be ringing the bell or standing on the floor of the NY stock exchange giving interviews when Spotify's shares start trading. The Swedish company, which was established in 2008 and now operating in more than 60 countries, is the largest music streaming company in the world and is competing with Apple , Amazon .com and Google services in the field.