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Tim Marr is an online shopping expert with years of experience comparing the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals. In fact there are tonnes of great deals still available over the Black Friday weekend and through on to Cyber Monday tomorrow.
  • Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27

    Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27

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    The days after Thanksgiving are prime time for price drops, especially for fans of Microsoft's console, the Xbox One. It's also likely many other retailers will offer these bundles with some modifications or other PS4 bundles that clock in at under the £200 mark.
  • Good luck: The SNES Classic Edition will be restocked on November 25

    Good luck: The SNES Classic Edition will be restocked on November 25

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    United Kingdom residents still hunting down a SNES Classic of their very own (or perhaps for a loved one) should hit the link below and go get one while the getting's good. Super NES Classic Edition will not be available on BestBuy.com. Looking for Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition for the holidays? So while there's no discount, you're saving yourself the cost of a mains adaptor to keep your console plugged in all the time - however much those actually cost these days.
  • Firefox will soon indicate if a site has experienced a data breach

    Firefox will soon indicate if a site has experienced a data breach

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    It's managed separately as an add-on. Firefox's new warning system is now in the early stages of development. If you are adventurous you can use the Developer Edition of Firefox and download the GitHub resource to activate it. If properly implemented with careful wording, the feature could be a valuable tool for consumers who miss the news coverage of a serious breach. For those that have never heard of "Have I Been Pwned" before, it is a website founded by security expert, Troy Hunt .
  • Rare to Open Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha For One Last Ride

    Rare to Open Sea of Thieves Technical Alpha For One Last Ride

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    This will be the final technical alpha - meaning this will be your last chance to play the game before it releases in early 2018. You'll be under NDA while participating in the testing phase. If you haven't signed up for the Sea of Thieves preview program yet, then there is still time. The game is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated on Microsoft's list of exclusives and soon, you'll get to try it out for yourself.
  • Apple Rumored to Be Readying a New Budget-Friendly iPhone for 2018

    Apple Rumored to Be Readying a New Budget-Friendly iPhone for 2018

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    As the SE was significantly less expensive than Apple's luxury phones, it may very well be that the company is looking to focus their efforts on increasing their representation in the huge market that is India. So, when the actual product launches, there will not be any out of stock boards in any retails stores or online e-commerce websites. Other specs include 2GB of RAM with 32GB / 128GB of internal storage, and a slightly larger 1700mAh battery.
  • Facebook implements Snapchat's Streak feature into Messenger

    Facebook implements Snapchat's Streak feature into Messenger

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    Anyone who uses Snapchat will probably have seen a little flame emoji pop up if they send a picture to a mate within 24 hours for more than three consecutive days. After snatching Stories and adding it to Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, this time Snapstreaks are up for grabs. Snapchat's user-base of about 173 million people is far smaller than Facebook's 1.2 billion users, but younger people appear to favor Snapchat over Facebook.
  • South Korean Authorities Go After Apple Prior to iPhone X Launch

    South Korean Authorities Go After Apple Prior to iPhone X Launch

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    South Korean authorities are also concerned about some "unfair" contracts that it had with South Korean firms commissioned to fix iPhones and other gadgets. Kay previously wrote, "The Korea Fair Trade Commission has pretty much run amok in recent years, slapping spurious charges on foreign companies". Lee Jae-yong, acting chairman of Samsung, was jailed for five years for corruption in August 2017.
  • 'Significant risk' of frost and ice on roads as temperatures drop

    'Significant risk' of frost and ice on roads as temperatures drop

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    Met Éireann is warning of low temperatures overnight with a snow and ice alert in place for parts of the country from tomorrow. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Gerald Fleming said that after a very cold night and heavy rains in recent days, back roads could be very icy.
  • Huawei Honor V10 leaked in image render ahead of Nov 28 launch

    Huawei Honor V10 leaked in image render ahead of Nov 28 launch

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    The glass on top of the Honor V10's display will be curved, that is easily noticeable by looking at the provided image. The smartphone will sport a 5.99-inch display with 1080x2160 pixel resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Huawei has enjoyed another busy year of releases in 2017 culminating in the launch of the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro just last month. Speaking of protection, Huawei said that the Honor 7X has improved corners that will prevent the users from dropping the phone.
  • Body found hanging in Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort, messaged linked to Padmavati row

    Body found hanging in Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort, messaged linked to Padmavati row

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    Near the body of the man, threat note on rocks could also be seen with the message, "Hum Sirf Putle Nahi Jalate, Latka Dete Hain". "We don't burn effigies, we kill". Reacting to the latest development, Mahipal Singh Makrana, a member of Rajput Karni Sena member which has been spearheading the Padmavati protest said his outfit did not have anything to do with this, reports said.
  • CM pronounces amnesty for youth; Orders review of cases for 2015

    CM pronounces amnesty for youth; Orders review of cases for 2015

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    Chief spokesperson of the PDP-BJP government and minister Naeem Akhter told this newspaper that the review of cases against the youth was a demand from various sections of society. The officials added that Sharma will also meet people who came from West Pakistan immediately after Partition in 1947 and settled in Jammu. The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced amnesty to first-time stone pelters and said that FIRs registered against more than 4,500 youth will be reviewed within ...
  • Pixel 2: Google Refusing To Admit Blue Shift Fault!

    Pixel 2: Google Refusing To Admit Blue Shift Fault!

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    Google Pixel 2's latest hiccup? Google's 5-inch Pixel 2 offers understated design, a pure Android 8 experience, and an excellent rear camera. As Pixel 2 owners complain of odd sounds that can be stopped by switching off NFC, a new problem has emerged with the Pixel 2 XL's display.
  • Google can collect user's information when devices are turned off

    Google can collect user's information when devices are turned off

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    While Google confirmed the practice to Quartz , the search giant said it would end the practice by the end of November and Android smartphones will no longer send cell-tower location data to Google , reports Quartz. That data is then sent back to Google , which may be an invasion of privacy, the report says. Each phone has a unique ID number, with which the location data can be associated.
  • Razer Phone Goes Up For Pre-order In Singapore

    Razer Phone Goes Up For Pre-order In Singapore

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    It is powered by Snapdragon 835 processor, and 4,000mAh battery. The Razer Phone brands itself as the gamer's phone , with features like 120 Hz refresh rate and dual front-blasting Dolby Atmos speakers. Furthermore, these updates will also bring over new features together with said improvements. After that, the firm intends to push further updates created to improve shutter speed, low-light performance, and overall optimisation.
  • Shoppers cautioned about Black Friday deals

    Shoppers cautioned about Black Friday deals

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    The National Retail Federation reported survey results expecting more than 164 million consumers , representing 69 percent of Americans, to shop over Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday. The Southlake Mall, at USA 30 and Mississippi Street in Hobart, opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stays open until midnight. TARGET: Thanksgiving: Open from 6 p.m.to 2 a.m.
  • Marvel Heroes dev Gazillion shuts down, lays off entire workforce

    Marvel Heroes dev Gazillion shuts down, lays off entire workforce

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    The free-to-play action-RPG Marvel Heroes brought together heroes from every corner of the Marvel Universe for fans to enjoy, while unfortunately it seems the title will be ending earlier than anticipated. This news came at a surprising time, as the game just relaunched and landed on Xbox One and PS4. The latter may not be the most popular online multiplayer video games around but those on it have made a lot of online purchases that they are angered by the axing of Marvel Heroes .
  • Xiaomi Mi A1 Gets November Security Patch Update

    Xiaomi Mi A1 Gets November Security Patch Update

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    Earlier this week, Android Oreo software updates were rolled out to users of the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T as a surprise. The update has reportedly rolled out for several markets already. Xiaomi Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch LTPS FHD display with 450-nit brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The device comes with a dual rear camera setup with one 12MP wide angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens.
  • Xiaomi teases 'Desh ka Smartphone'; entry level device expected

    Xiaomi teases 'Desh ka Smartphone'; entry level device expected

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    The company already has two smartphone manufacturing plants in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh where more than 95 per cent of its smartphones (sold in India) are assembled locally. The storage capacity can further be expanded with a microSD card. It features a 13MP rear camera with PDAF, LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording and a 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Starck Edition Launched, Priced At 4699 Yuan

    Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Starck Edition Launched, Priced At 4699 Yuan

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    However, considering Xiaomi uses flagship chipset in their flagship phone, this might actually stand true. The smartphone is expected to be launched at a starting price of 2,699 yuan in China, which converts to roughly Rs.26,490 based on the ongoing exchange rate.
  • UC Browser is back on Google Play Store

    UC Browser is back on Google Play Store

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    Despite being so popular, reports come up time and again accusing UC Browser of stealing private data of users. The company also said the Browser had crossed 500 million downloads on Google Play Store as of October 2017 from India. "The reason for the removal has nothing to do with alleged data security breach or malicious promotion", explains UC Web. Whatever the case is, we are just happy that UC Browser is back in Play Store.
  • Burlington Santa Claus Parade comes to town December 3

    Burlington Santa Claus Parade comes to town December 3

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    Santa will be at Horizon Books from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. and Platinum Rags from 2 to 4 p.m. First off comes the the man in red at 7 p.m. "Everything that we're changing is for the goal of providing greater safety for the public". The weather appears to be cooperative, at least so far. Compton, 39, a disabled Air Force veteran, and Tonya Blakely, an event organizer with the nonprofit motorcycle group Oregon Riders Society, joined forces to stage the parade after Marilee Woodrow, the chairwoman ...
  • Sea of Thieves holds open call for Technical Alpha testers

    Sea of Thieves holds open call for Technical Alpha testers

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    It has been a year since its first Technical Alpha was announced and things have evolved quite a bit, housing an initial 1,000 players to nearly 200,000 at its peak. We've debuted new features from skeletal sentinels to solo ships, welcomed your feedback and used it to balance and fine tune all manner of things, honoring our promise to shape Sea of Thieves alongside its community.
  • Nokia 2 with 4100mAh Battery Launched in India for Rs. 6999

    Nokia 2 with 4100mAh Battery Launched in India for Rs. 6999

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    Running the Nokia 2 is a stock version of Android 7.1 Nougat with a promised update to Android 8.0 Oreo. The Nokia 2's claim to fame is it's 2 day battery life - which is made possible by the mammoth 4,100mAh battery HMD has squeezed inside the phone.
  • EFCC boss vows to bring ex-NIA, DSS bosses to book

    EFCC boss vows to bring ex-NIA, DSS bosses to book

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    This is as the Presidency still awaits the official reports on what transpired between the officials of the two agencies on Tuesday, Punch reports. It described as "an unwarranted embarrassment to the country" the reported clash of the sister securities agencies in an attempt to effect the arrest of a former Director General of DSS, Mr.
  • 6 killed in Lost Nation house fire

    6 killed in Lost Nation house fire

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    Captain Isaac Dimmig of the Dixon Rural Fire Department says there was no way that firefighters could enter the house when they arrived shortly after midnight on Tuesday because by that point the entire house was consumed by flames. Ron Hinterlong, who lives two blocks away, said he heard what sounded like an explosion and then drove over to the home. The investigation into the cause of the fire is still ongoing, but the sheriff's office say no signs of foul play have been found.
  • US Threatens Huge Tariffs on Samsung, LG Washing Machines

    US Threatens Huge Tariffs on Samsung, LG Washing Machines

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    International Trade Commission on Korean-made washers and washer parts. The recommendation will be reported to President Trump, who is expected to make his final decision next February. In September previous year, the WTO ruled in favor of South Korea as it judged that the US violated the anti-dumping agreement between the two countries.
  • Hellblade Crushes Expectations with 500000 Sales

    Hellblade Crushes Expectations with 500000 Sales

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    According to Steam Spy , the Steam version of the game has racked up more than 180,000 units sold. With a total revenue of $13 Million USD after a development cycle encompassed of 20 people and 3 years of development. While AAA games will always be around, there's still a huge market for AAA quality indie titles sold at a lower price. Three years ago we announced our intention to find a way to do our best work outside of the AAA retail model and have openly documented the journey in our ...
  • Facebook enabled housing advertisers to promote racial profiling, exclude minorities

    Facebook enabled housing advertisers to promote racial profiling, exclude minorities

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    At the time, ProPublica - running a separate test - said it paid $30 to reach almost 2,300 people with anti-Semitic interests through three "promoted posts" on the self-service ad buying system. "This was a failure in our enforcement and we're disappointed that we fell short of our commitments", Ami Vora, vice president of product management, stated.
  • Xbox Live Games with Gold for December 2017 announced

    Xbox Live Games with Gold for December 2017 announced

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    Next month, Xbox Gold subscribers can jump into Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide , which is like Left 4 Dead, but with rat people and Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition. What games would you like to see in January? "With cliffhanger over the top action and cinematic gameplay, Marlow Briggs takes inspiration from the best of blockbuster films, comic book heroes, and action games with its focus on relentless high-octane combat, exotic and danger filled environments ...
  • Apple Scientists Submit Paper On Autonomous Vehicle Research

    Apple Scientists Submit Paper On Autonomous Vehicle Research

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    This specific picture describes how Apple researchers, including paper authors Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, created something called VoxelNet that can extrapolate and infer objects from a collection of points captured by a LiDAR array. VoxelNet managed to produce "highly encouraging results" through the use of light-based lidar alone, as opposed to linking lidar with another system, like a standard camera.
  • IPhone SE 2 Tipped to Get Launched in H1, 2018

    IPhone SE 2 Tipped to Get Launched in H1, 2018

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    The design on the iPhone SE 2 will allegedly be the same as on the current model, according to China's Economic Daily News . Wistron is making iPhone SE phones in India, which is probably where the iPhone SE 2 will be manufactured as well, provided this report is accurate.
  • Apple engineers reportedly had been developing HomePod prototypes for five years

    Apple engineers reportedly had been developing HomePod prototypes for five years

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    According to the report , the side project was scrapped and revived several times before 2014, when the development officially commenced amongst Apple's accessories division. YouTube's API Terms of Service, which you can see here , requires developers to maintain certain features of the core YouTube experience. Interestingly, the YouTube app for the Echo Show is now a bit different than it was before it got pulled.
  • Amazon's Black Friday Deals on Fire Tablets & Kindle devices

    Amazon's Black Friday Deals on Fire Tablets & Kindle devices

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    Additionally, users will also get access to Amazon's services like the Prime Video and the other Amazon Underground apps. It's always been affordable, but now it's cheaper than ever, after Amazon shaved a hearty 38% off the regular asking price.
  • FCC releases final proposal to end net neutrality

    FCC releases final proposal to end net neutrality

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    Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally, no matter what internet service provider is carrying it. We offered to keep the requested records confidential, as we had done when my office and the FCC shared information and documents as part of past investigative work.
  • Apple iPhone models in 2018 will have dual SIM, faster LTE speeds

    Apple iPhone models in 2018 will have dual SIM, faster LTE speeds

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    Not only does it mean increased speeds, but it can also improve coverage in low-coverage areas. KGI's report last week explained that Intel will likely provide 70 percent to 80 percent of the new baseband chips for iPhone . But the one thing the iPhone had been ignoring all the while was dual SIM support. The current iPhone lineup support 2x2 MIMO standards. "2H18 iPhone models won't only offer faster LTE transmission speed: We predict that at least one of the 2H18 new iPhone models ...
  • Surface Book 2 Battery Could Drain, Even When It's Plugged In

    Surface Book 2 Battery Could Drain, Even When It's Plugged In

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    A simple mathematical calculation may, however, reveal the reason why Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is downloading even when plugged in. The laptop / tablet, aimed at graphic creatives, sees the battery drain faster than usual while gaming, and, as The Verge first reported , the battery in the device's base may drain even while plugged in.
  • Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset

    Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset

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    Vrvana is the startup behind the Totem virtual reality headset, which never actually shipped to consumers but had excellent reviews from those who got an early hands-on. This is different and slightly better than the methods of Microsoft's HoloLens and Windows' Mixed Reality headsets as it means the Totem is able to overlay completely opaque images and animations over the real world rather than ghost-like projections.
  • Instagram Added a Request Button to Join in On Friends' Live Stream

    Instagram Added a Request Button to Join in On Friends' Live Stream

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    But unless you really want someone to join you, the requests might get annoying, so turn the button on at your discretion. Once accepted by the person who started the live stream, the stream screen divides in half. Just a couple of weeks ago, Instagram made it easy to invite a friend to view your live broadcasts on the photo sharing network. With this update, friends have even more ways to quickly join each other's live videos.
  • You can finally send high-resolution photos on Facebook Messenger

    You can finally send high-resolution photos on Facebook Messenger

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    You'll have to make sure you're updated to the latest version of the Messenger app in order to send and share photos in the newly supported resolution. See the difference in quality in these photos. Two images of the same subjects have been captured, but only one them is captured in 4K resolution. The update goes live today, rolling out to iOS and Android devices in the U.S., Canada, France, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.