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Blackberry finally abandons the Priv

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BlackBerry's blog post read - "When we introduced our first Android device more than 24 months ago, we committed to delivering 2 years of monthly software updates for the Priv". The Priv has since received numerous price cuts. A gentle slide out from the lower end of the screen pulled out the keyboard for all intends and purposes. Read More »

Saraki, Dogara, Others Celebrate President Buhari At 75

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TheNewsGuru reports Buhari was born on this day 75 years ago, and after three unsuccessful runs for the Nigerian presidency in 2003, 2007 and 2011, he was eventually elected the country's president in 2015, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. Read More »

Third rock from the star Kepler-90

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But it's also a crucial additional signal that backs up a theory that planets closer into their stars tend to be smaller and rockier than those further out. An artist's portrayal of the Kepler Space Telescope spotting exoplanets. Shallue and Vanderburg found that the artificial neural network identified such signals correctly 96 percent of the time. Read More »

Celebration Bowl 2017 score: Updates for Grambling-NC A&T

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He has a 38-10 record over that span. On the next play, Carter took a shot on a screen pass and coughed up the ball and North Carolina A&T fell on the loose ball at the GSU 25. Not only do the Tigers have playmakers on the offensive side of the ball but they also have studs on the defensive side, like star linebacker and the 2017 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year De'Arius Christmas. Read More »

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Diagnosed with PCL Injury

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With Gobert on the floor, alongside Favors and Rubio, who is not a real shooting threat, Utah's offense is slow-paced and the opposing teams could defend the interior well. The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season. "This group's got character, and they are going to compete no matter what the circumstances, and they did", head coach Quin Snyder told reporters after the game. Read More »

Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Rating Increased to Buy at Vetr

The company was maintained on Friday, August 5 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 23. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Friday, February 12. (NASDAQ:CAVM) on Thursday, August 3 with "Buy" rating. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) on Wednesday, August 5 with "Buy" rating. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 tentative launch date tipped

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The company told the Korea Herald that the Galaxy S9 is unlikely to be revealed at January's CES event. However, previous year the company chose to skip the MWC 2017 and hold a separate "Unpacked" event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in April. Read More »

'Passive scrolling on Facebook may make you feel worse'

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According to Huffington Post, a 2015 University of MI study discovered that students who read Facebook posts for 10 minutes were in a worse mood than those who posted the messages or commented on their friend's posts. The surprising development is that Facebook itself is getting the word out about the negative news. Parker said that Facebook provides a validation feedback loop that gets people to post over and over again to get more likes and comments. Read More »

Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegations

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Eater reported that at least four women have accused Battali of groping them over a span of nearly 20 years, noting that he was "reprimanded for inappropriate behavior in the workplace as recently as two months ago" by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company he co-owns with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Read More »

GTA 5 Online Heist hides HUGE Red Dead Redemption 2 secret

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The Doomsday Heist DLC for Grand Theft Auto Online just released two days ago blowing the lid off a long-standing mystery in GTA V. Apparently, the secrets of Mount Chiliad were not the only secrets that the content contained. A chest, a note and a series of 20 locations were found, all relating to this hunt for a golden revolver. GTA Online's new Doomsday Heist has now been released, and with it comes a huge amount of new content for players of the highly successful online title ... Read More »

AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years

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And AOL Instant Messenger isn't the only turn of the century vanguard to fall on hard times; Microsoft shut down MSN Messenger in 2014, while Yahoo Messenger closed up shop a year ago. As of this morning, AIM has been shut down for good, so hopefully you got one last chat session in before it went dark . 'Thanks to our buddies for making chat history with us!' In recent years, the way that we communicate online has changed, and whether people have jumped to a service like Facebook ... Read More »

Bungie kicks off the holiday season with Destiny 2 'The Dawning' event

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Aside from this, we also know of a new sword arriving with the Dawning expansion, as posted by Bungie game director Christopher Barrett on twitter . It's anarchy-and it's awesome. Each week during the event, players will receive a special Dawning engram for completing special milestones. On one week or another during the three-week event, you'll find every Dawning-themed exotic (ship, ghost, sparrow, emote) and every Dawning-themed legendary armor piece on her shelves. Read More »

New Instagram Features: Hashtag Following and Recommended for You

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Instagram has an algorithm that selects the best posts to show in a hashtag feed based on criteria such as quality and timeliness. You can even see what hashtags your friends are following. Instagram was first spotted testing hashtag following last month by Pippa Akram and The Next Web . Instagram already promotes freebooted content in its "Videos you might like", and given the social media company's apparent reluctance to deal with the vast scale of copyright infringement occurring ... Read More »

Redbox Launches Digital Movie and TV Service, Without Disney Titles

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As far as pricing goes, Redbox's new service offers 48-hour TV or movie rentals starting at $4.99, with outright purchases starting at $9.99. Redbox On Demand offers numerous same new-release movies available at the Box kiosks, and also expands the library to include a growing collection of hit movies and TV shows for rental or purchase On Demand. Read More »

Take-Two Announces Private Division label to publish indie games

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Grand Theft Auto house Take-Two announced Thursday the formation of Private Division, a new publishing label dedicated to bringing independently-developed games to market. We know from previous reports that Obsidian Entertainment, the team behind titles such as Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity , are working on a highly anticipated RPG (Role-Playing Game). Read More »

Facebook To Push More Videos On News Feed In Bid For Monetization

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As we are all aware, we get to see posts from our friends and businesses on Facebook's News Feed. The posts are ranked by a complex algorithm-based ranking system that determines which posts appear first. As for the ads themselves, it seems Facebook is finally ready to test out pre-roll ads on its videos, Engadget notes. The videos will pop up in your News Feed for any video publishers or creators you've searched for or have ever liked. Read More »

Party chat support rolls out to the Xbox beta app for Android

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It appears Microsoft is testing this feature to allow you to interact with your Xbox party similar to how it's done on the Nintendo Switch ( via Engadget ). You can pick up the app via iPhone and Android right now, though this isn't considered an "official" announcement just yet as Microsoft hasn't made any kind of statement about it. Read More »

Introducing the New iMac Pro: Apple's Priciest Computer Yet

Maintaining the iMac's all-in-one design, the iMac Pro is the first iMac that comes in Apple's popular space-gray finish. While I realize people will argue about the relative value of Mac versus PC workstations until the end of time, there's no arguing the iMac Pro is a much better value than its predecessor. Read More »

Pandora lets free users sample its on-demand service

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Pandora users in the free tier will now be able to access Pandora Premium by watching ads. In order to get more users to engage with the platform, the firm has now announced that it will be opening the Premium feature to all users as a complementary option. Read More »

Google Maps Go App Launched on Google Play Store

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Being a lightweight version of Google Maps , it will take less power and data to function. The new Google Maps Go app is part of these apps that will be available for low storage devices. So, if you have a smartphone with 2GB or more RAM, you may not even find the app in your Play Store search results. However, as reported by Android Police , the app has been released in the form of a Progressive Web Application (PWA) on Google's servers. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Debuts In India At $607

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OnePlus has teamed up with Disney to launch the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in India to celebrate the release of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi . The accessories were not forgotten as well with a special edition Kylo Ren helmet-style case. The smartphone is available in Sandstone White colour variant. Read More »

Titan Quest coming to consoles in 2018

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Iron Lore Games, along with Black Forest Games and Pieces Interactive, announced that THQ Nordic will be publishing and distributing Titan Quest for the Xbox One , PS4 and Nintendo Switch in 2018. " Titan Quest " will be available digitally and in stores for $30 for the standard release - this includes the base game with the " Immortal Throne " expansion. Read More »

Top Google Searches of 2017 Revealed

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Google released a breakdown of the most frequent searches and trending topics of 2017, and compiled clips of some of the most important moments of the year in a short and powerful video. Following close behind Lauer were rock star Tom Petty, who died in October , the Super Bowl and the Las Vegas massacre. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry. Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing now open to Nokia 5: HMD Global

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Nokiamob has reported that current camera version supports 2X optical zoom and wide angle mode. It's now being speculated that these features might be intended for the Nokia 9 , which is expected to come with dual cameras on its back. In addition to these, the Nokia Camera 8.02 has also brought in a new UI that can be seen everywhere from Camera or Video modes to the settings to imaging and video options. Read More »

New Samsung Patent Reveals Phone With Double-Sided Display

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That said, whether this new design will materialise, is a question for another day, considering that Samsung had filed for the patent around the time of the Galaxy Note Edge launch. We don't know how Samsung plans to utilize the display at the back. Samsung might use the rear display for shortcuts and some specific apps. They are not the first company to propose a design like this, as Apple has a patent for a wraparound display last year and LG has its own ornamental wraparound screen ... Read More »

Microsoft releases Seeing AI app v2.0 with currency recognition and more

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A new search feature called "Bing for Business", which puts items from your company's intranet, such as org charts and information from employee manuals, at the top of results. Working with Microsoft, and using the company's sizable computing resources and AI prowess, is a solid way to make its site more searchable and to bring users back to old threads. Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 2018 models include 2-in-1 "Pen" version

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Under the metal surface, the Samsung Notebook 9 is powered by a 8 generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 1 TB NVMe SSD which keeps it blazing fast at all times. For connectivity, the 13-inch Notebook 9 (2018) is equipped with USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, Dollars card slot, headphone/microphone and DC-in whereas the 15-inch model has Thunderbolt 3 (or USB-C), USB 3.0, HDMI, uSD card slot, headphone/microphone jack and DC-in. Read More »