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Alexa is letting out random maniacal laughs and it's absolutely terrifying

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In a terse statement, Amazon said: "We're aware of this and working to fix it". "Alexa but please don't try to kill me in my sleep", another user said in a post on Twitter , after her Echo device began laughing unprompted. Multiple people have confirmed that their Echos have "gone rogue" with fits of laughter as if they somehow had their amusing bone tickled. Amazon's Alexa apparently thinks something is pretty amusing, but isn't letting anyone in on the joke. Read More »

Google Gboard for Android adds Chinese, Korean languages

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In a blog post yesterday, March 6, Angana Ghosh, Product Lead, Gboard announced that Google was adding support for 20 new languages to Gboard for Android , notably including Chinese (traditional and simplified) as well as Korean . Google says its Gboard for Android language update is now rolling out worldwide. We're always working to improve Gboard for people wherever they are, no matter which language they're typing in. Read More »

Nintendo announces Nintendo Direct for March 8

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This is a proper Direct that will likely feature new game announcements, and provide a roadmap for what the company is planning for the rest of 2018. The presentation will focus on upcoming games for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, including Mario Tennis Aces for Switch. Read More »

Fortnite Developer Working to Match Controls Across Modes

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Next up, Battle Royale will be getting a limited event that divides participants into five teams of 20. The squad that earns the Victory Royale at the end of each match emerges victorious. For those unaware, this 5 teams of 20 mode for Fortnite Battle Royale won't be the first instance of Epic Games and People Can Fly adding a way for players to squad up in massive numbers on the island map. Read More »

Android P will Include Bluetooth HID Device Profile Service to Smartphones

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Microsoft, with its "Continuum" mode had introduced a similar feature earlier. Android P may bring official support for this and even add the option of using the phone as a keyboard. As of default, the Android OS is capable of supporting the implementation of HID in Bluetooth stack. That's what you need to turn a device into a keyboard or mouse. Read More »

Xiaomi launches 32 and 43-inch TV's starting at Rs 13999

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To recall, Xiaomi had launched the 55-inch Mi TV 4 in India last month at Rs 39999. The 55-inch Mi TV 4 has now been joined by the 43-inch Mi TV 4A and 32-inch Mi TV 4A . Xiaomi will be launching a new TV series on March 7, which is today. With 4.9mm thickness, it is claimed to be the world's thinnest LED TV. The processor operating under its hood is a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic T962 Cortex-A53 processor that is teamed up with 2GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM and 8GB internal memory. Read More »

Cheniere Energy (LNG) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Guggenheim

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About 6.91M shares traded or 18.00% up from the average. Editas Medicine, Inc. operates as a genome editing company. It has outperformed by 34.61% the S&P500. Therefore 89% are positive. JPMorgan Chase & Co had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Williams Companies, Inc. Read More »

Top intel official insists White House 'engaged' on Russian threat to midterms

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U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned on Tuesday that China is spending "an extraordinary amount of money" to increase its worldwide standing, worrying its neighbors and threatening U.S. In the next year, we assess Russian Federation will continue to use propaganda, social media, false flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means of influence to try to build on its wide range of disruptive operations". Read More »

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging patents

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The company points specifically at BlackBerry Messenger as one of its innovations, saying the service "revolutionized instant messaging", also claiming , "In many respects, through BlackBerry Messenger and other research and development, BlackBerry helped pioneer modern mobile messaging..." It's hard to see what claim BlackBerry could possibly have here, especially when directed at elements that some would consider ubiquitous which are duplicated among a range of apps, and not simply ... Read More »

Chinese Satellite Tiangong-1 May Crash Into Earth In March

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The satellite was launched in 2011, lost radio connection with China's space agency, and experts now predict it will re-enter the atmosphere within months. It's important to note, however, that some of the material on the space station is toxic, including the chemicals used in rocket fuel. The corporation further stated that there are very low chances that the debris will hurt any humans. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy S9 has the best display of any smartphone, DisplayMate finds

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With its upgraded features, the Samsung Galaxy S9's new camera is comparable, or could even be better than that of Google's highly acclaimed camera in the Pixel 2 , and that of Apple's expensive iPhone X . This suggests the handset will be launched with the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box, likely featuring the latest version of the Samsung Experience UI for the mid-range Galaxy smartphones. Read More »

Diablo 3 Rumoured to Be Coming to Switch After All

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But then, hours later, Blizzard sent the following statement to Polygon: "We can assure you we're not that clever". As always, don't trust this rumor wholly, as nothing about a Diablo 3 Switch port will be official until Blizzard makes it so. Read More »

Sony Unveils Limited Edition God Of War PS4 Pro Bundle

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The bundle will be released alongside the game in the US and Canada on April 20 for $400 USD/$500 CAD. Pre-orders start today . Sony has revealed that a new God of War themed custom PS4 Pro will be launching on April 20th, the same day that Kratos' makes his highly anticipated return on the console. Read More »

CMU Shooting Suspect to Appear in Court

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According to a social media poster, "Eric was upset that they asked him to take out a student loan" and he allegedly murdered his parents because they could no longer afford to pay his university fees as they needed to plan for their own retirement. Read More »

Apple will release a cheap MacBook Air this summer

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That may change this year, as the company is reportedly planning to put out a newer and more affordable MacBook Air in the coming months. While informants did not report that we are waiting for the new MacBook Air in 2018, but it is clear that the laptop is significantly transformed in terms of the hardware. Read More »

Google backs its Bristlecone chip to crack quantum computing

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In his writeup, he characterized the new chip as a "a testbed for research into system error rates and scalability of our qubit technology , as well as applications in quantum simulation, optimization, and machine learning". The company believes that " quantum supremacy " could be achieved by a chip that attains a 0.5 percent error rate. However, operating a system such as a Bristlecone at low system error is extremely challenging and requires harmony between a full stack of technology ... Read More »

New Radeon Drivers and Project ReSX

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AMD has released Radeon Software 18.3.1, the latest update to Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition, bringing major performance gains and optimisations to a variety of eSports titles, including PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds , Overwatch and Dota 2 . Read More »

Toyota to cease diesel auto sales in Europe

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Toyota's HEV mix in passenger cars already equalled our diesel mix in 2015. Speaking at the reveal of the latest version of the small auto, Toyota's European boss, Johan Van Zyl, said that the decision to axe a diesel version was due to customer demand, noting that 41% of Toyota's European sales in 2017 were hybrid models. Read More »

SL emergency: Tri-nation T20 series will go as per schedule

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JioTV said that it is working with Sri Lankan Cricket to offer in-depth coverage of the triangular series , enabling millions in India to access live and catch-up content on their mobile devices. Players like Washington Sundar , Vijay Shankar , Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda and Mohammad Siraj were included in the squad, which could give a trouble times to both the team in the series . Read More »

Kim Jong Un Sits With Seoul Officials for Hours in First Meeting

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While North Korea created good political vibes in South Korea last month by deploying athletes, an orchestra and cheerleaders during the Games, it remains to be seen whether the regime is willing even to discuss its nuclear programs, in which it has invested massive amounts of scarce capital and from which it has reaped increasing worldwide isolation and UN Security Council sanctions. Read More »

Huawei P20 Series Price Leaks Ahead of Launch

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We could expect the Triple Cameras on the Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, however there is no any confirmation about the same. The rumored specifications for P20 Lite are 5.6-inch full HD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, a Kirin 659 processor, and a 3250mAh battery, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. Read More »

Volkswagen ID Vizzion electric sedan unveiled at Geneva auto show

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In concept form, at least, it drops the B-pillars between front and rear doors to make it easier to climb in and out of its spacious interior. The driver and passengers are recognized using a biometric facial recognition, and can setup individualized profiles for seating, climate control and infotainment services. Read More »

Rainbow Six Siege Enacts Bans For Hate Speech And Racism

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And on top of the ban, the game post a pop-up telling everyone that it's just happened, saying " Username has been banned for toxicity ". The section regarding such language in the Code of Conduct reads: " Any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment is forbidden ". Read More »

Bentley SUV Goes Semi-Electric and Has a Philippe Starck Charger

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Announced a day ahead of the Geneva motor show, the auto is a hybrid version of Bentley's Bentayga SUV, a luxury off-roader meant to compete against the Range Rover , Porsche Cayenne and upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan. While Bentley was coy on details, the automaker said the battery can be replenished in as little as 2.5 hours with a high speed charger. Two bespoke bags that live in the boot space carry the cables needed to plug the hybrid Bentayga into a wall socket or rapid charger. Read More »

Hispasat communications craft set for launch on Falcon 9 rocket

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When the SpaceX launched this satellite in February last month, a number of space fanatics, government officials and industrial professional of space launches were keen to observe the flying Falcon Heavy . The company intends to launch a Hispasat 30W-6 spacecraft, a Spanish commercial communications satellite, to a geostationary transfer orbit, according to NASA. Read More »

Far-right, populist surge may leave Italy with hung Parliament

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A right-wing coalition is expected to emerge as the largest parliamentary bloc, but polls also predict this coalition will fall short of a majority. That was more , remarkably, than the party of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi , his coalition partner and the personification of the conservative mainstream. Read More »

Vinny Curry, Eagles in Contract Talks; Trade Possible Amid Release Rumor

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles will try to restructure his deal, but could end up releasing or trading Curry. Teams already appear ready to give him the opportunity. Burton, 26, is a player who is widely known for his part in the " Philly Special " play from Super Bowl LII as he threw a crucial touchdown pass to Nick Foles in the second quarter of the game. Read More »

Florida gun right advocates plan rally at state capitol

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But he's far from alone in that as Republican and Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill try to calculate how a protracted polarising debate on the issue will impact on November's mid-term elections. The president for whom heat-packing teachers represents a "realistic" response mechanism. But I'm inspired by the students who survived the most recent school massacre, and by thousands of other young people who have joined them to demand an end to the carnage. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Activity Logs Reset After A Year

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The Nintendo Switch has made quite an impact on the world since it launched last March. The company says that users' Switch play activity "is still being recorded accurately in the background" despite not displaying correctly for certain titles that were first played a year ago. Read More »

Oscars 2018: Pixar's 'Coco' honored as best animated feature

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Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Unkrich said that the presidential election and electoral victory of President Donald Trump brought an urgency to the filmmaking process. It comes after the animation won the awards for best animated movie at the Golden Globes, Baftas, New York Film Critics Circle and Producers Guild. Read More »

Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan gets a facelift

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We also quoted in the title above that the vehicle is going to be a performance-tuned CLS and this is due to the auto having a 4-door coupe setup. Two round, twin-tailpipe trim elements get a high-gloss chrome finish. Mercedes-AMG has given its second-most-potent C-Class, the C43, a series of revisions to its engines and its looks, with the updated auto making its global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show . Read More »

Apple is reportedly working on headphones to rival its own Beats

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These Apple-branded headphones could also cannibalize Beats headphones, although Beats manages to sell lower-priced wireless headphones that probably won't directly compete with the new product. The category generated over $14 billion in revenue for Apple in 2017. Athlete-oriented wireless Beats earphones still seem to be selling well despite the popularity of AirPods. Read More »

Monster Hunter World is Capcom's biggest game ever

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It looks like the future of Monster Hunter games releasing across Western Markets has been well and truly secured, as Monster Hunter World has become Capcom's most popular ever release, selling more than 7.5 million copies. Still no Nintendo Switch port. . Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences. Read More »