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Pick up This Adorable Pikachu Nintendo 2DS XL This Month

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We've only been clamoring for some investigative hijinks with the most popular Pokémon around since the game was originally announced , after all. Sadly, Ryan Reynolds does not appear to be voicing Pikachu . The Detective Pikachu 3DS game launched in Japan a year ago, but until now there was no indication the game would come to the West. Read More »

Bears bring back defensive coordinator Vic Fangio on 3-year deal

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Fangio was believed to have been a candidate for the Green Bay Packers ' defensive coordinator position, but the Packers hired former Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine on Wednesday; a day after the Los Angeles Chargers announced they had reached an agreement to retain their defensive coordinator, Gus Bradley. Read More »

Major power outage at CES 2018, Consumer leaving the show

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Other unusual tech on the CES 2018 show floor include the Moodo, a smart device for dispensing customized home fragrances; the Kolibree Magik AR toothbrush to help children learn proper brushing technique; and the Care OS smart mirror, which can take selfies, play music, and provide skin-care tips. Read More »

BSNL to offer more data, validity under select prepaid plans

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Before the revision, Vodafone customers doing recharge of ₹458 or ₹509 were offered free local and STD voice calls, free outgoing on roaming, 100 local and national SMS per day, and, 1 GB 3G/4G data per day. Data Plans of Jio - The 198 plan of Jio is the first plan that offers 1.5GB daily data. Users will also get unlimited voice calls and free roaming under this offer. Read More »

Intel sets world record by flying 100 mini drones for light show

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The show marked the opening of the world's biggest tech conference, featuring the same drone lights used in last year's Super Bowl half-time show featuring Lady Gaga . The drones can create more than 4 billion color combinations and dazzling visual effects. Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel said, "This is not the type of drone you can buy in the store". Read More »

Teacher hopes arrest spurs concern for education

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On Thursday afternoon, hundreds gathered in support of Hargrave at a rally in Abbeville. But the superintendent whose salary Hargrave questioned during the meeting, will not apologize for what happened. She asked board members why they were raising the superintendent's pay - which was about $110,000 before the raise was approved at the meeting - when teachers had not received a raise for years. Read More »

Ford December US Sales Up 0.9%

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Carmakers capped their first year of shrinking USA sales since the recession on a high note, with surging truck demand buoying General Motors Co. and carrying Ford Motor Co.to a surprise gain. Ford shares are trading in the green Wednesday, as are GM shares, as both vehicle makers announced upbeat sales in the final month of 2017. Sales were down overall, with only a few automakers posting gains. Read More »

LG starts rolling out Android Oreo update for LG G6 users

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LG has launched a public beta test for Android 8.0 on their V30 a month ago and it is now live in South Korea. The company has still not revealed any details about the global roll out of Android 8.0 Oreo for its LG G6 users. For the unaware, Android 8.0 update comes with a handful of new features such as Picture-in-picture mode, AutoFill, Notification dots, Instant apps, faster boot times and much more. Read More »

Amazon brings Alexa digital assistant along for the ride with Toyota

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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is installed by default on Windows 10 computers. Others, including Hyundai and Ford , have already made similar moves. The preceding press release was provided by a company unaffiliated with Dealerscope. "Televisions, refrigerators and more will understand you and your preferences, and tailor an experience that is right for you", said Samsung global consumer electronics president H.S. Read More »

Security Bug Allows Settings Changes Without Password

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Using this preference pane, users can choose to enable or disable automatic downloads and installation of OS security updates among other things. Coming soon after a previous "root user" password flaw discovered in December, as well as the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaws, the timing is likely to shake consumer confidence, however. Read More »

Turkey Says Russia, Iran Should Stop Syrian Attacks In Idlib

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If the report is accurate, the Russian forces are lucky the attack wasn't worse, because whoever unleashed these drones wasn't fooling around. "Although the programming of systems to control unmanned aerial vehicles and drop GPS-guided munitions requires completing engineering studies in a developed country". Read More »

CES 2018: Blackout in Vegas

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In a statement , CES organiser, the Consumer Technology Association, blamed the outage on recent heavy rainfall which caused condensation on the venue's roof to short circuit one of the facility's transformers. TV maker LG's OLED Canyon display demo, with 246 OLED panels and more than 30 high-definition generators, took almost an hour to get back in full operation. Read More »

CES 2018: vivo Showcases First Phone with In-screen Fingerprint Sensor

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Vivo said that the demo smartphone that sports the new technology is ready for production but did not indicate a timeline on when the feature would be made available for public consumption. Pricing is another mystery at the moment though given that the technology has just started to debut in working prototypes, it is going to command a premium for a few years before it starts pilfering down the line to mid-range devices as well. Read More »

Dark Souls Remastered: No HDR on PS4 Pro

The game comes from Camelot, the longtime developer behind the Mario Tennis franchise. A demo for the Dragon Quest Builders Demo is now available on Nintendo Switch and it will be released by the end of this month. Don't worry if you're Switch-less; it's also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC the same day. Payday 2 was also announced for the Switch. Read More »

Researchers Find Thick Sheets of Ice Hiding Under Martian Surface

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It's not just the volume of water they found (it's no mystery that Mars harbors a lot of ice in these particular regions), it's how mineable it promises to be. Scientists hope that the ice sheets' proximity to the surface will facilitate their being studied using robots. Imaging with a spectrograph provided evidence of water at the Martian surface in the region, reinforcing the idea that this could be ice. Read More »

Nintendo announces Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch

The most prominent news to come out of the Nintendo Direct Mini was arguably the announcement that Dark Souls Remastered would be coming to the Switch on May 25. It's competitive search and find with balloons, complete with online leaderboards. The update is coming in February. The story mode will have players traveling across the Mushroom Kingdom participating in matches, minigames, and boss battles. Read More »

LG G7 May Bring Along LG Pay in the US

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Those on the latest beta version of the Play services (11.9.73) will note that this section has been updated with the "Google Pay" branding. Samsung is LG's biggest competition in South Korea, even more so than Apple or Google. The NFC component is used for more modern payment terminals, while the magnetic part is used for older cash registers, according to Phone Arena . Google is also running limited period offers with B&H, Fandango, and Instacart. Read More »

US Senate committee probes Apple over slowing iPhones

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The blowback over Apple slowing down iPhones just keeps coming. "Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions". Read More »

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Will Release on Switch in May

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The writers here at Nintendo Enthusiast are huge fans of Tropical Freeze , so this is a welcome announcement. First, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition will come to Switch in Spring 2018 includes all characters, maps, missions, and DLC from both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. Read More »

Surveillance State: FISA and the Section 702 Fight

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The bill as passed by the House would extend the NSA's spying program for six years with minimal changes. But under the eavesdropping authorized by the law's Section 702 , the NSA incidentally collects a lot of communications of Americans without individual warrants. Read More »

Super Mario Odyssey getting free minigame and outfit DLC

This update will come in February, although it seems like it's particularly light in single-player content. In Hide It mode, players have 30 seconds to try and place a balloon somewhere in the various locales of Super Mario Odyssey , from nooks and crannies, to acrobatic leaps of faith. Read More »

The Dark Souls Trilogy Box Set Looks Gorgeous

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According to a press release, Dark Souls Remastered is being developed by From Software, the studio behind the original trilogy, instead of being outsourced to a third-party studio. Original story continues: From Software, the developers of beloved and notoriously hard series Dark Souls and Bloodborne has teased an entirely new game simply entitled "New Project". Read More »

Facebook is working on a new section for local news

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The new section of this fascinating app is called " Today In ", a feed that would wholly feature local news, events, and announcements. It's part of Facebook's Journalism Project Initiative, which includes creating local news partnerships as one of its objectives. Read More »

Apple to begin storing Chinese cloud data on mainland

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Apple announced the new database in Guizhou last July , with an investment of United States dollars 1 billion. Like other provinces in China, Guizhou aims to tap into the technology sector's continued growth to help boost its economy. The Chinese company is called Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co., Ltd., which is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China. Having domestic control over mainland Chinese iCloud accounts will delight the Beijing authorities, who have been ... Read More »

Ford Puts Auto Emergency Brakes On Two 2019 Models

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Other upgrades include an ST-tuned sport suspension and an available performance brake package. Ford product planners sent the engineering wonks in Ford Performance a key to the Ford Edge , and they responded the only way they know how: with the brand new Ford Edge ST . Read More »

Mobile's aggressive new smartphone promo includes high-profile iPhone X

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Meanwhile, 128 and 256GB iPhone 7 Plus configurations, as well as the 256 gig iPhone 8, 8 Plus versions and the iPhone X each come with $700 savings on a second handset of equal or lesser value for a limited time starting January 12. Smartphones eligible for $150 back include the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active , Galaxy Note8, LG G6 , LG V30 and LG V30+. Offering rebates of as much as $650 to pay off their Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and ... Read More »