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Google changes its approach to news subscriptions, scraps First Click Free policy

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Google has announced that its contentious "first click free" policy will be replaced with a new sample-based model created to bolster digital subscriptions as well as the revenue of media houses. Google has, however, denied changing its algorithm: "The algorithm has never biased free content versus paid content", Gingras added. But apart from a few publications, online subscriptions haven't taken off as intended, and media companies such as Wall Street Journal parent News Corp. Read More »

Romine does it all as Tigers defeat Twins

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Ausmus was Halter's teammate when he played all nine positions for Detroit against Minnesota on October 1, 2000. The former Angels draft pick joined Bert Campaneris, Cesar Tovar, Scott Sheldon and Shane Halter on the exclusive list of players to accomplish the feat. Read More »

US House Democrats seek urgent hearing on hurricane relief efforts

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Speaking on the Senate floor, he called for as many as 50,000 troops "not to occupy the island, not to enforce martial law" but to coordinate logistics and the delivery of aid and basic necessities. Eleven percent of Puerto Rico has cell service. "Really our biggest challenge has been the logistical assets to try to get some of the food and some of the water to different areas of Puerto Rico", Governor Rossello told MSNBC on Thursday. Read More »

Google will retool user security in wake of political hack

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Amid the ongoing Russian hacking investigations and fallout from the massive Equifax breach, Google is about to introduce a new service that improves upon its two-factor authentication system - but it might not be available to everyone. Users now have to use a password to login and then to access the account one has to go through a second login process. When plugged into computers, the key lets users create more robust security measures for accounts on Gmail and other Google sites. Read More »

After Trump's distractions, National Football League players must drag the conversation back to race

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High net-worth suburbanites root for the Eagles but so do city dwellers earning the minimum wage. Trump "made it obvious that he regards the athletic world as morally bankrupt, and, just as alarming, simplistic", Price wrote. "There's a lot of injustice going on in the United States and we have to face the facts", Hamilton said. Trump has spent days attacking players who kneel during the anthem. Read More »

David Haye And Tony Bellew's Rematch Has Just Been Officially Announced

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Neither fighter has ever been slow in coming forward in figurative terms and the Bomber has now promised that he will do anything to secure the win he thinks will end the former WBA champion's career. This isn't personal anymore, it's strictly business. He's risky early but he tires quickly and he doesn't get stronger down the stretch. "It's a very risky fight but I am looking forward to it". Read More »

ACLU and partners to challenge new Trump travel ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union said Friday it will challenge the Trump administration's latest travel ban , the first such legal action to be announced against the new ban. It also bans a class of Venezuelan government officials and their families traveling on certain nonimmigrant visas. The new ban, Trump's third, could affect tens of thousands of potential immigrants and visitors. Read More »

KB Home (KBH) Price Target Raised to $18.00 at Barclays PLC

Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of KB Home in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. KB Home (NYSE: KBH ) is at $24.30 having a low of $23.03 and high of $24.48. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/09/30/kb-home-kbh-price-target-raised-to-18-00-at-barclays-plc.html. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 story scene reveals the Emperor's final command

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Developer EA DICE released a full cutscene from the upcoming shooter earlier today. Here are some hot Return of the Jedi spoilers for you 1983 folks. As outlined in the Star Wars Empire and Star Wars Aftermath books, the Contingency was built to punish not only the Rebellion, but also the Imperial forces that failed to keep Palpatine alive. Read More »

Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV is a record-breaker

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Will the latest Cayenne reclaim the title for Porsche? The standard Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available now in the United Kingdom, with prices starting at £38,790 for the Super trim. Now, to emphasise just how able the Stelvio Quadrifoglio really is, Alfa has been out playing at the Nurburgring and has managed to break the track record for a production SUV. Read More »

F1 Malaysia GP: Sepang swansong and Hamilton's veganism

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But Mercedes chief Toto Wolff warned Hamilton to stay focused as the championship is far from over. The only other South East Asian circuit that F1 will visit now is Singapore , but with Meritus.GP, the organisers, being of Malaysian ownership, it will seem unlikely that the series will follow F1 to the venue any time soon. Read More »

Defence Minister of India in Kashmir, visits forward post

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On her return, she was briefed by the Army commanders in Srinagar's Badami Bagh Cantonment on the prevailing security situation in Jammu and Kashmir . Sitharaman assured Mehbooba to look into the issues raised by her in a time-bound manner, the spokesman said. The Defence minsiter complimented the commanders for the high level of synergy achieved with the JKP and CAPF. Read More »

Nintendo doesn't want YouTubers streaming its games

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The discovery of this new change wasn't immediately communicated to creators. Video creators under the program Patreon seem most impacted. According to YouTube , though, it decided on the change to prevent opportunists from ripping off other people's video and other copyrighted content, posting it as their own and earning money from it. Read More »

Get All Nostalgic With the C64 Mini

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After all, demand far outstripped supply for the mini version of the original console , and the same is expected to happen for today's SNES release . THEC64® Mini will hit the shops in early 2018 with a suggested retail price of £69.99/$69.99/€79.99. As well as the joystick, it comes with a HDMI cable and USB charging cable: if you want to plug it into the mains, you'll have to pick up a USB AC adapter. Read More »

Ben Stokes: Greene King to stop broadcasting television advert

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Last year when the 15-year-old Harvey appeared on Loose Women segment he was asked about his response to the people who are cruel to him. Harvey has featured on television show Loose Women and was caught using the word 'c***'. That match was played a day after the news of Stokes' arrest became public. The incident, which occurred at 2.35am in the Clifton area of the city, led to Stokes being detained overnight before being released without charge pending further investigations. Read More »

The Wii Shopping Channel Will Close On January 31st 2019

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Nintendo will then shut down the Wii Shop Channel completely on January 31, 2019 at 14:59 JST (1:59AM EST/10:59PM PST). As of March 26, 2018, users will be unable to add Wii Points to their account, to encourage users to spend their existing points before the closedown. Read More »

Honda Sports EV concept to debut in Tokyo

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Yep, a friendly face. Aww. Japan's Nikkei business daily reported this week that Honda, a long-time electric auto skeptic, is working on a dedicated EV platform to cover a range of segments, from compact cars to SUVs. Based on its 2030 Vision strategy announced in June, the automaker aims to have two thirds of its cars fitted with some form of electrification by 2030. Read More »

Elon Musk is aiming to land spaceships on Mars in 2022

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A second image , which Musk captioned "Mars City", shows an illustration of just that, a glass-domed city on Mars with SpaceX's giant ITV colony ships standing bathed in brilliant spotlights. However, Al Worden, the former U.S. astronaut who was the pilot of NASA's Apollo 15 mission to the moon, said it will always be too expensive to get civilians to Mars. Read More »

Amazon is rising after announcing tons of new hardware

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Choices include Charcoal Fabric, Sandstone Fabric, Heather Grey Fabric, Oak Finish, Walnut Finish and Silver Finish. Amazon is also claiming improved sound which would be a welcome improvement as I find the original Echo to be decent at best for the price. Read More »

Amazon introduces Echo, Echo Plus smart speakers and Echo Spot alarm clock

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If you're shopping for your first Echo , the most appealing feature of the revamped model could be the price: Amazon is selling the new Echo for just $100, $80 less than the original . Amazon has introduced five new products and brand Echo media player Fire TV . Packing in a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor together with a 2 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage, Amazon is also claiming the new Fire TV to be 40 percent more powerful compared to the Fire TV Stick . Read More »

TRACK: Ron Jeremy Says Ric Flair's "10000 Women" Claim Is Bogus

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The 68-year-old, who is fighting for his life after years of alcohol abuse, says he cringes to think that his grandchildren will know that he slept with roughly 10,000 women over the years - an admission he initially made to ESPN's 30 for 30 in a special to air in November. Read More »

McLaren BP23 development mule revealed

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But that's everything we've been able to pry out of the English gents and ladies at McLaren, until now. The manufacturer has offered a glimpse into the development program of the halo vehicle code-named BP23, releasing images of a special 720S-based mule converted to run in a three-seat configuration. Read More »

GoPro enters the VR game with Fusion 360-degree camera

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It also comes with enhanced video stabilization, a built-in zoom that can be controlled from the touch screen, and packs 5Ghz for faster video offloads. GoPro's OverCapture feature will enable users to recapture and share their footage in a conventional fixed perspective video. For GoPro to really turn the corner, it will need more than just one 360-degree camera, which is now available for pre-order for $700 (it will officially be out in November). Read More »

What's New In iOS 11.1 Beta

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Apple fans were very ecstatic prior to the September 12 unveiling of the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X handsets. Earlier we heard that Apple had released the new iOS 11 .1 Beta. In a statement released by Apple , the company said that the earpiece issue only happens in a "small number" of cases. Apple on Wednesday seeded developers with.1 updates of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta (17B25c), watchOS 4.1 beta (15R5823c), iOS 11.1 beta (15B5066f), tvOS 11.1 beta (15J5559d), and Xcode ... Read More »

AT&T and T-Mobile unveil official LG V30 pricing and release dates

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The LG V30 is finally coming to USA shores, starting on October 5 at Verizon and October 13 at T-Mobile. Other features of the LG V30 are flagship-tier. You will also get 5MP wide-angle front shooter in the phone. The LG V30 is very well designed with solid construction, wonderful in-hand feel, excellent performance, and attractive looks. Read More »

ZTE's foldable smartphone could be the surprise of 2017

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The photo shows a device with the display folded in two halves - both with slimmer bezels. But the next big thing in the smartphone world seems to be foldable displays. But it will fall short of standing next to flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or HTC U11 which feature the more powerful and efficient Snapdragon 835. Read More »

Google Takes On Amazon Echo With 'Stereo Sound' Google Home

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No exact specifications were given for the Google Home Max , but it will have a set of stereo speakers, which likely means that it will have a singular unit with a couple of mid-range drivers and possibly a single tweeter. Sources agree that the device will come with stereo speakers that will be able to deliver advanced sound quality, as well as a premium design - although no specific details were offered further. Read More »

Toyota, Mazda set up venture to develop electric cars

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Vehicle manufacturers are moving towards developing improved battery-powered cars. To make it happen, Toyota will be providing its TNGA platform, Mazda is going to contribute with its product planning and expertise in computer modeling-based development, while Denso's role will be to share its knowhow in terms of electronics technologies. Read More »

Aston Martin unveils limited-edition submarine

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Will Project Titan remain a concept, or will it head to production? And it's not just a movie prop or a bit of fun - it'll actually be turned into an "exclusive, strictly-limited edition" model for those with money to burn. The submarine has been codenamed Project Neptune, and the renders that Aston Martin shared today show off something of a postmodern design - it's nearly something we'd expect to see in a "technology of the future" article from the 1950s. Read More »

Blizzard stealth drops a new Battle.net communication app for Android

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We know certified gamers like you want to know what games your friends are playing so instead of guessing, you can get the Blizzard Battle.net mobile app and see what they've been up to. Do not forget the authors and about the history of the conversations and notifications. Perhaps the most important advantage of the Blizzard Battle.net is the fact that you can see who is online or what your friends are doing. Read More »