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New Blockchain Body Will Help Guide Regulators, EU Says

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To view the full article, register now. European Commission vice president Valdis Dombrovskis , in charge of financial stability, financial services and the Capital Markets Union explained the Blockchain Observatory will help guide the process of policymaking in the European Union. Read More »

Australia crush New Zealand to win Sydney T20 clash

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Choosing to bowl first, Stanlake struck twice in two balls in the second over of the match as Colin Munro was caught by debutant Alex Carey for three runs before Martin Guptill, who scored five runs, had his stumps rattled. Taylor edged Ashton Agar's final delivery to depart for 24 off 35 balls - New Zealand's second-slowest 20-plus score in T20Is - while de Grandhomme clubbed three of the four sixes New Zealand managed, but Taylor rejected any suggestion that the difficulty in clearing ... Read More »

Solo: first trailer finally arriving next week

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First, the film's original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller ("21 Jump Street", "The Lego Movie") were fired in June with just weeks of shooting left after buttings heads with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. Read More »

Spice Girls reunion fuels rumors of comeback

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Meanwhile, Emma Bunton wrote on hers, "The future is looking spicy", making fans excited over the possibility of the women reuniting as a group. The photos of the Spice Girls reuniting for the first time since 2012 went viral on Friday - but fans immediately went into overdrive about another rumour. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatch Debuts With Upmarket Features

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All are available in the new range (note, though, the usual disclaimers about optional extras apply). It's that last one that's important as automakers figure out how cars will be used and shared in the future. Then again, it's not Comand, so it's a step in the right direction no matter what - Comand went a little heavy on the menus, while MBUX attempts to make things a bit more straightforward. Read More »

Apple is talking to 'government agencies' about iPhone slowdowns

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USA authorities are investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures about a software update that slowed older iPhone models, according to Bloomberg . Apple failed to disclose this piece of information when the update was initially launched, and only announced it in December 2017. An Apple spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Nintendo Teams Up With Illumination For Super Mario Bros. Movie

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The announcement of a new Mario movie might have reminded numerous 1993's live-action Super Mario Bros . On an optimistic note, I do have to admit that if there is an ideal partner for this venture, it's the guys from Illumination . Such games include Warcraft , which that had massive success in China but not in the USA, to Doom , Prince of Persia , and Assassin's Creed . This project marks another - and hopefully better attempt at a feature adaptation of the popular video game which ... Read More »

Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Fidel Castro's Son, Dead At 68

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He had served as a scientific counsellor to the Council of State and was vice president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Castro Diaz-Balart is survived by five half-brothers: Alexis, Alexander, Antonio, Alejandro and Angel (children of Castro's second wife), as well as a half-sister, Alina Fernández Revuelta, who was born out of wedlock. Read More »

Google Assistant Go launched on Play Store: Designed for Android Go phones

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If you have been tracking developments in the technology world, then you must be aware that search behemoth Google last month took the wraps off its Android Oreo (Go Edition ) operating system. Users might not be able to download the GO version of Google Assistant in all regions when downloading from Google Play. The app now supports the English language with more languages to be added in near future. Read More »

Super Bowl LII prop bets

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ABC reports Timberlake's comments came amid rising concerns about health and safety for football players, including concussions and risks of other injuries. Timberlake spoke to reporters Thursday as he prepared to perform inside U.S. Bank Stadium. On a more serious note, it's a moment where you have the opportunity to bring so many people together through music. Read More »

Amazon posts record profit in last quarter of 2017

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Wells Fargo & Co reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Amazon.com in a report on Monday, December 4th. Overbought describes a period of time where there has been a significant and consistent upward move in price over a period of time without much pullback. Read More »

Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns On 8th February

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Whilst Blizzard hasn't detailed last year's event, last years had a brand new Arcade mode that replaced Mystery Dual and took place on a reskinned map. Unfortunately exact details on the cosmetic items and map are now under wraps, though seeing as its Year of the Dog we can expect some dog-related skins, perhaps? A recent Overwatch update added more than 100 new items, which will be permanently available in loot boxes. Read More »

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Revenue up 24%, Earnings Miss the Mark

The result will help offset the negative tone around the tech sector during the past couple of days. Amazon's profits soared to $1.9 billion, with more people subscribing to their Prime service and buying Alexa-enabled devices. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright law. Amazon shares recovered the losses from the regular trading to be up just under 3% just after 8.15 am Sydney time. Read More »

JJ Abrams' sci-fi drama 'Demimonde' ordered to series

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According to The Hollywood Reporter , the spec script from Abrams is described as an "intimate sci-fi fantasy drama" that focuses on a family who gets into a auto crash. Bad Robot already has two shows at HBO, including Westworld and Jordan Peele's upcoming Lovecraft Country . The drama hails from Warner Bros. On the feature side, Abrams , who wrote, produced and directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens , is next writing and directing Star Wars: Episode IX . Read More »

Good News! Windows Defender Will Soon Guard Users From Scareware

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Its most recent figures say that Windows 10 started the year with 42.78 per cent Windows version usage share (up 1.09 points from 41.69 per cent), while Windows 7 fell to 41.86 per cent (down 0.03 points from 41.89 per cent). This update covers Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8.1, and all versions of Windows 10 , for client and server. But even then it took this long for it to even get an edge over Windows 10 . Read More »

Gulf International Bank UK Ltd Cuts Holdings in General Motors (NYSE:GM)

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The stock, as of last close, traded 5.96% away to its 52 week low and was at a distance of -17.70% from its 52 week high. The average volume was noted at 39541.63K shares while its relative volume was seen at 1.46. In other news, insider Hau N. Thai-Tang sold 18,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ford Motor from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Read More »

Monster Hunter World Update Fixes Matchmaking on Xbox One

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Fixed two issues concerning hunting horn actions. Xbox One players also get the same update, though the version will be called 1.0.0.8. The latest patch also fixes a rare issue in which gathering points and bounties wouldn't work correctly, with the points counter failing to update properly. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not come with groundbreaking feature

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Seeing as how the lastest phone that will come out is the S9, the next could be S10, or in the case of following Apple's naming, Galaxy SX? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was released in September a year ago with a 6.3-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, a 2,960x1,440 pixels (521ppi pixel density) and an Infinity display. Read More »

Logan Paul talks vlog backlash: 'I believe it happened for a reason'

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Head over to " Good Morning America " to watch Paul's interview in its entirety. Shortly thereafter, YouTube scrapped Paul's upcoming projects for YouTube Red and removed him from Google Preferred . I will think twice about what I post from now on. "It doesn't make any sense and I believe it happened for a reason", Paul went on. "It's not like I'm a bad guy", Paul said. Read More »

Corvette ZR1 sets Virginia International Raceway lap record

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The ZR1 in question had the $2995 ZTK package fitted, which gives the auto super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, carbonfibre aero addendum and a different suspension setup. Of course, as is always the problem with these laps, we don't know just how close to production standard these ostensibly unaltered cars are; Chevy says it's a regular ZR1 with the ZTK Performance Package (Cup 2s, big wing, more aero gubbins) plus a five-point harness (with bar) required for the record attempt. Read More »

Apple Responds to US Government Investigation Over iPhone Slow Down Scandal

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This examination is still in its infancy, as it is too early to conclude whether or not any penalties will be enforced. We have received inquiries from several government agencies, and we're responding to them. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down". Apple said it would never intentionally "degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades", in its statement on Wednesday. Read More »

D-day for Zuma to explain why he should escape corruption charges

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The DA has today written to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams, to request that he provide us with a copy of the submission by President Jacob Zuma as to why he should not be prosecuted for the 783 charges of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and racketeering charges against him. Read More »

Govt increases petrol by 2.98, diesel rate up by Rs5.92

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With crude oil price inching towards $70 a barrel, Oil Ministry had earlier sought the intervention of the finance ministry to cut down the excise duty on petrol and diesel in the budget. The new prices will become effective from midnight. "The budget has changed the tax structure for MS and HSD with more taxes aligned towards Road and Infrastructure cess and less on excise duty, so that adequate funds will be available for the road building programme, without impacting the consumer ... Read More »

WCIU Celebrates Black History Month With Special

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Tuesday, Feb . 13. Black History Month is the annual celebration of the accomplishments of African-Americans throughout history. Washington played football and basketball, while also running track, at Central. All are welcome to attend this free event. Panthers on Wednesday, Feb . 21, from 2-4 p.m.in the Ferman Presentation Room, featuring Melina Abdullah of Black Lives Matter LA and Harold Welton of LA Black Panthers. Read More »

Square CEO Dorsey says "most" Cash users can now buy bitcoin

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Customers are limited to $10,000 in bitcoin purchases a week through the app, but there is no limit to the amount that can be sold, Square said on its website . Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood announced last week it was rolling out free bitcoin and ethereum trading in five states beginning in February. Read More »

Leslie Jones heads back to the Olympics as NBC contributor

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Jones will be traveling to PyeongChang , South Korea, for its televised and online coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games , reprising a role she first took on during 2016's Rio Olympic Games. NBC's primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics begins on February 8. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Jones gained Bell's attention after live-tweeting her Olympic viewing experience, where she offered her own comical commentary and encouragement for Team USA. Read More »

New pictures of Ant-Man and the Wasp showcase Ghost

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Michael Douglas , Michael Pena and Michelle Pfeiffer are also amongst the cast. Evangeline Lilly plays the Wasp, the first female Marvel superhero to get her name in the film's title. There's also a glimpse of Laurence Fishburne who portrays Hank's former colleague. And to describe the brand new official trailer in one word: splendid. Read More »

Overwatch on the Xbox One now supports 4K resolution

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This is great news for the balance of the game, where Mercy's character overhaul previous year had left her overpowered in relation to other healers, and that's something that we've seen with her prevalence in the Overwatch League. There's no HDR support here, but the addition of 4K on the Xbox One X should make for a much sharper picture. Now will deal less damage to targets farther away from the explosion's centre. Read More »

Windows Defender will soon detect, remove cleaner scareware

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With alarming messages and the use of colors that denote threats, users are often scared into purchasing the program to only find that they didn't have a problem in the first place. Shein says these programs are problematic because they can cajole customers into buying software they don't need. Microsoft's evaluation criteria for unwanted software already covered many other bad behaviors, including apps that tamper with browsers settings, impair computer performance, and programs that ... Read More »

Amazon's mini rainforest work space spheres are opening today

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On Tuesday, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced the corporate giants are combining efforts to improve health care for their USA employees. "The Spheres operate on a diurnal cycle - the daytime temperature inside will average 72 degrees with humidity around 60 percent, and the nighttime temperature will average 55 degrees with humidity around 85 percent", said a statement from Amazon. Read More »