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Microsoft appoints Minecraft boss to head up Xbox games

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According to GamesBeat, 'The appointment fills a key post within the games group after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promoted Spencer to executive vice president in a strategic role overseeing all games, game hardware, and game platform strategy at Microsoft'. Read More »

Xiaomi to Have Presence at MWC 2018, Mi 7 Launch Anticipated

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Xiaomi launched Mi Max 2 in India a year ago for Rs 16,999 with a huge 5300mAh battery and a massive 6.44-inch Full HD display. Not all the rumours about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 ended up being true, a 4,300mAh battery was always going to be ambitious in such a thin and relatively cheap phone, but it was a significant, attractive upgrade on its predecessor. Read More »

Google offers up IT support certificates

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The Google IT Support Professional Certificate, developed by subject-matter experts at Google and offered exclusively on Coursera , will help anyone with no prior experience to be ready for an entry-level IT support job in 8-12 months. Need-based scholarships, funded by Google.org grants, will be offered through leading nonprofits focused on underrepresented communities including Year Up, Per Scholas, Goodwill, Student Veterans of America, and Upwardly Global. Read More »

A Gigantic Asteroid May Pass Close To Earth In February

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Despite flying by at around 2,615,128 miles away, it has been listed on NASA's "Earth Close Approaches". The huge space rock will whizz by at a terrifying speed of 34.04km/s, which equates to 67,000mph. A meteoroid is a small chunk of asteroid or comet. This is the first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defence. Read More »

Huntingdonshire set for icy winds after Met Office issue a yellow alert

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A Met Office amber "be prepared" alert is now in place until 05:00 on Thursday. Officers have described travel conditions as "extremely dangerous". For more information about the schools in your area, visit your local council's website . Scotland's Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has said the authorities would be "tested to our limit". Read More »

World's biggest underwater cave found in Mexico

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Archaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula have announced that they have found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's longest continuous flooded cave. He also said it would help to understand the rich culture of the region, which was dominated by the Maya civilisation before the Spanish conquest. Some of these cenotes are known to have acquired a religious significance to the Maya, as well as their descendants. Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits new downtown Reno facility

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Apple said Wednesday it will spend $350 billion in development and create 20,000 jobs to the United States in the next five years, following the recent corporate tax reforms and a greater push to increase manufacturing in the U.S. economy", said Cook. Planned capital expenditures in the USA, investments in American manufacturing over five years and tax payment upon repatriation of overseas profits will account for approximately $75 billion of Apple's direct contribution. Read More »

Motorola's Newest Moto Mod Is The Moto Folio Case/Credit Card Holder

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The camera sensors are likely to be used to take enhanced selfies as well as to enable face unlocking functionality with some advancements over the Face Unlock debuted on the and some recent Vivo smartphones, including the and. The few other details available about this new Moto E5 smartphone are that it would be powered by a MediaTek chipset and that it will have the latest connectivity options. Read More »

Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws

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Microsoft released the updates KB4057142, KB4057144 and KB4073290 on January 17th, 2017 for the company's Windows 10 operating system. Under the premise that malicious code can be executed locally, potential attackers stand a chance to bypass security measures to access privileged memory and steal sensitive data. Read More »

Bitcoins tumbles 20% as fears of cryptocurrency crackdown linger

Market watchers warned of a bubble previous year when bitcoin skyrocketed, despite the fact it is a fledgling digital currency that still hasn't achieved widespread acceptance from governments or central banks around the globe. It's a one-two gut punch that underscores just how volatile this insane cryptocurrency market is. Already South Korea is ready to pass the bill on banning cryptocurrency trading . Read More »

Five Reasons to Check Out Metal Gear Survive's Beta

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As was previously discussed, Metal Gear Survive has quite a bit of negativity surrounding it, and while some of the story and lore aspects can be justified without any playtesting, numerous gameplay questions can't be properly answered until players actually get their hands on the controller. Read More »

Bank Of New York Mellon (BK) Upgraded by Citigroup to "Buy"

It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500. Aviance Capital Partners Llc decreased its stake in Allstate Corp. (FBP) by 49.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amer Int Incorporated reported 149,245 shares. Brinker Inc holds 0.26% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 261,307 shares. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Bank Of New York Mellon from $55.00 to $66.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research ... Read More »

Google Teaches AI To Build AI For Beginners, Starts With Images

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Developers will pay proportionally based on how often their products make use of Google Cloud's API, and the first tool to be accessed is called Cloud AutoML Vision . Google Cloud wants to bring AI to the masses. Access to AutoML is now restricted, and users have to request access to the service through this form . Read More »

Apple plans to create 20000 jobs in the US

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Apple announced this morning accelerated plans to invest in the USA economy, saying it will invest $350 billion over the next five years via direct employment, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers and also fuelling the app economy. Read More »

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

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On Tuesday, officials from North and South agreed a 140-person North Korean orchestra would perform in South Korea during the Games. Both sides also agreed on Pyongyang sending an inspection team as soon as possible, and for Seoul to ensure the "safety and convenience" of the North Korean performers, the release said. Read More »

Sharp fall in bitcoin value as Seoul, Beijing crack down

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Bitcoin users in India have been facing difficulties with deposits and withdrawals after the country's banks blocked all crypto-trading. On Monday, a report from Bloomberg , citing unnamed sources, said Beijing plans to block domestic access to Chinese and offshore cryptocurrency platforms that allow centralized trading. Read More »

There's a new single-player Fable game in development

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Eurogamer is reporting that Fable is going to make a comeback in the form of a "brand new, big budget game". Microsoft owns the Fable franchise and it has been a while since people have been asking for a new game in the series. The report indicates that the studio will be building the game from scratch, so it doesn't look we'll be seeing assets from the cancelled Fable Legends . Read More »

IBM, shipping giant Maersk partner on blockchain to secure worldwide trade

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IBM said blockchain technology could significantly simplify cross-border trade by eliminating supply chain obstacles. Maersk and IBM have been working on the platform since June 2016. Customs and Border Protection and other. He notes that IBM and Maersk's new company will have a competitive advantage over smaller blockchain startups angling for the same market due to the pre-established business relationships of the companies behind it. Read More »

Reliance Jio's Rs 153 prepaid plan now offers 100% more data

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Jio is now one of the biggest telecom companies in India . The validity of the plan is not changed and remains to be 28 days as before. One is the Rs. They are priced at Rs 19, Rs 52 and Rs 98 that provide users with 4G data and limited validity. Rs 449: The "most-expensive" plan offering 1GB data/per day from the company is Rs 449 plan. Read More »

Facebook will 'massively' simplify Messenger in 2018

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Like a lot of people, I use Facebook Messenger on an nearly daily basis to communicate with friends and family members. The Facebook executive leading its messaging products said the company will streamline its Messenger app this year because its design has become "too cluttered". Read More »

Karbonn Titanium Frames S7 with Airtel cashback offer launched for Rs. 6999

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It is powered by a 1.45GHz quad-core processor with 3 GB RAM. The default storage capacity of the smartphone is 32GB and it can be further expanded up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. Launch offers include a flat 10% discount for users purchasing the device with IndusInd Bank or Standard Chartered Bank Credit or Debit Cards. The smartphone measures 154.3×76.6×8.2mm. Read More »

The North American International Auto Show

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Visitors to the show have been given a glimpse pf Infiniti's Q Inspiration concept. There also was The Gallery, a $10 million collection of some of the most desired cars in the world - such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls Royce - were featured at Cobo Center's atrium. Read More »

Theme Hospital Spiritual Successor Two Point Hospital Announced for PC by SEGA

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You can watch an informercial-style trailer for Two Point Hospital above, which focuses on the treatment of a man afflicted with "light-headedness" (aka having one's head turn into a light bulb). You can check out the trailer at the top of the page, or visit the Two Point Hospital's website for more information. The game revolves around treating outlandish diseases with breakthroughs in (fake) medical science true to the spirit of Theme Hospital . Read More »

Assassins Creed Origins Season Pass and Discovery Tour DLC release dates announced

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The Curse of the Pharaohs will increase the level cap to 55 while also introducing new outfits and gear that is themed around classic Egyptian mythology into the game. Players are able to choose between free roaming or guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. The Hidden Ones can be purchased separately for $9.99, and will also be available to all season pass owners. Read More »

A Burping Supermassive Black Hole Is Detected By CU Scientists

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The team used observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope (HST), as well as the W.M. Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the Apache Point Observatory (APO) near Sunspot, New Mexico. The answer lies in a companion galaxy that is linked to J1354 by streams of stars and gas, said Comerford. Co-authors on the new study include postdoctoral fellows Rebecca Nevin, Scott Barrows and Francisco Muller-Sanchez of CU Boulder, Jenny Greene of Princeton ... Read More »

State legislatures pushing for restoration of net neutrality rules

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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of ME has already indicated she supports reversing the FCC's decision, leaving Democrats just one vote shy of being able to pass Markey's resolution in the Senate. In order to save net neutrality and counter the FCC's decision to give internet providers the ability to slow or block some websites while speeding up others, Democrats will need to recruit one more Republican senator. Read More »

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) — Hot Trending Stock

About 4.25 million shares traded or 46.48% up from the average. Vanguard Gru has invested 0.24% in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ). It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500. Victory Capital Mgmt reported 91,331 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Lazard Asset Ltd Company holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE ) for 236,423 shares. Read More »

Google App Finds Your Fine Art Lookalike

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Now, it's worth noting that the app itself has existed for over two years, but it wasn't until mid-December that it really started picking up. Though anyone can download and use the Google Arts & Culture app, the new feature is now region locked to USA and not available in India and other countries. Read More »

Toyota Avalon (2019): new saloon breezes into Detroit

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Design wise, the new Avalon wears an even larger grille, slimmer headlights, more sharp creases on its sides and a more modern rear end. The vehicle rides on the longest version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform and measures 196 inches in length, which is 0.7 inches up on the outgoing model. Read More »

Jeep Cherokee debuts its new face and turbocharged engine

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There is still more catching up to do. The updated off-roader rolled down the slope of a stage at the 2018 North American International Auto Show for the reveal. The mid-grade Active Drive II and the Trailhawk-spec Active Drive Lock are unchanged. Finally, there's Jeep Active Drive Lock, which builds on Jeep Active Drive II with a locking rear differential for more extreme off-road driving. Read More »