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Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Nintendo's Fastest-Selling Mario Game of All Time

On Metacritic .com, which aggregates scores from certain reviewers, for example, the game now has a critical review average of 97, with 43 flawless scores. Demand for the Switch console itself is really healthy. The game has already moved 1.1 million units in the US, surpassing the previous fastest selling game in the franchise, New Super Mario Bros. Read More »

OnePlus 5T official name and headphone jack confirmed by CEO Pete Lau

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The Shenzhen-based company previous year unveiled the OnePlus 3T as the new version of the OnePlus 3. "Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs", Lau said. OnePlus parent company, Oppo, yesterday launched the Oppo R11S and R11S Plus smartphones in China, and the OnePlus 5T is expected to be a revamped version of the Oppo R11 with subtle changes such as the alert slider. Read More »

Traders Secrets on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)

It was reported on Nov, 2 by Barchart.com . Advanced Micro Devices, Inc .is a world-class company with the innovation, execution, and vision to grow our leadership position in the industry. (NASDAQ: AMD ) shares with value of $217,200 were sold by ANDERSON JAMES ROBERT. On Tuesday, May 23 the insider SMITH DARLA M sold $105,628. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in Q2 2017. Read More »

Earth's ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988

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The ozone hole is a depletion of ozone gas (O3) in the stratosphere above Antarctica . Paul Newman of NASA concludes that excessive storms in the earth's upper atmosphere this year warmed the air and sent chlorine and bromine, which disintegrate the ozone layer , higher than usual, disabling these chemicals from eating away at the ozone. Read More »

White House OKs report warning climate change caused by humans

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Members of the administration have offered unclear answers when asked about Trump's position on climate change . The Climate Science Special Report and its associated scientific reviews were conducted by a panel of climate science experts from multiple governmental agencies, including NASA and the Department of Energy. Read More »

November's Full Beaver Moon to Shine Bright Tonight and Saturday

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The year's only super moon, known as a Cold Moon will rise December 3, shining 30 per cent brighter and 15 per cent bigger than the other 13 moons of 2017. When the moon reaches perigee on Sunday (Nov. 5) at 7:11 p.m. (1111 GMT), it will be slightly closer: 224,587 miles (361,438 km) away. Every November , the lunar period in which the moon is most full in the night sky is called the beaver moon, and this year it's supposed to hit its peak in the early hours of Saturday morning. Read More »

Kobolds & Catacombs brings legendary weapons and a roguelike mode to Hearthstone

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Blizzard promises this mode will "send Hearthstone players on challenging, high-stakes subterranean adventures inspired by the classic fantasy dungeon crawl". A third card, Gather Your Party, introduces a new keyword: Recruit. Dragon Soul is one example. Yes, you read that right - a Priest weapon. The main attraction is the addition of new legendary weapons for each of the game's nine heroes (even those who didn't have weapons before). Read More »

Broadcom Reportedly Seeking to Buy San Diego's Qualcomm

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Qualcomm's shares shot up almost 13 percent in midday trading today after the report , for a valuation of about $92 billion. According to law firm, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann, which serves as lead counsel for the lawsuit, "Qualcomm's clear-cut anti-competitive practices dealt a swift and severe blow to the value of the company's shares, causing Qualcomm's stock price to plummet 33 percent during the class period, erasing over $32 billion in shareholder value". Read More »

The Ledyard National Bank reduces its investment in Intel Corp

Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Institutional Capital LLC boosted its stake in Intel Corp.by 360.2% in the first quarter. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 3rd. The company has a payout ratio of 36.20%. Several equities research analysts have weighed in on INTC shares. Read More »

Introducing The Android 8.0 Oreo Beta For Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus

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Starting today, owners of the devices in South Korea, the U.S., and the United Kingdom can download this beta firmware and play with Oreo before it's released to the public. While Samsung has backed away from highlighting any changes that would be part of the beta version, Reddit users, who are enjoying early access, have revealed quite a few key features. Read More »

Telltale Releasing Complete Collection of The Walking Dead

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He wrote the wonderfully horrid fourth chapter of season one - the one with the salt lick- and worked on the 400 Days side story , as well. Whitta assures fans that he hopes "to do justice to her and to her millions of fans". "Clementine has meant so much to fans since the series premiered in 2012". The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection will arrive in stores on December 5th at retailers across North America and Europe, gathering all 19 episodes in the award-winning series ... Read More »

1ST Source Bank Invests $137000 in Ford Motor Co. (F)

Ford Motor Co. has a 12 month low of $11.02 and a 12 month high of $15.84. General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has a 20-Day average volume of 14.76 Million. Lingohr Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh has 0.87% invested in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) for 42,355 shares. 17,250 were accumulated by Broadview Advsrs Limited Co. Read More »

Privacy concerns over developer access to iPhone X face data

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Apple may struggle to control how face data of iPhone X users will be used once they are transferred by developers to their remote servers. . From personal information for signing up, phone numbers for 2FA , financial data for play store purchases to biometrics and now facial maps - nothing is private anymore. Read More »

CEO Joe Ricketts shuts down DNAinfo website, including Chicago operation

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The efforts to organize began in the spring after DNAinfo bought Gothamist . The decision to close both sites was announced in a letter posted on their homepages by billionaire Joe Ricketts , their chief executive officer. "And in the process, I believe we've left the world a better place", he wrote . Just over recent days, there was a story on Williamsburg rezoning; photos stolen from MoMA; a group trying to save the home of the author of "Harold and the Purple Crayon"; the ... Read More »

New great ape species found in Indonesia

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Until the Tapanuli orangutan was described, there were only six official species of nonhuman great ape: chimpanzees, two species of gorillas, bonobos, and two species of orangutan. Maxime Aliaga The orangutans are in urgent need of greater protections. In so doing, they found "consistent differences" in skull and tooth size between the Batang Toru ape and the others. Read More »

Fujitsu sells 51% stake to Lenovo to increase PC market share

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Japan's Fujitsu said on Thursday it had agreed to merge its struggling PC business with Lenovo , giving the Chinese computer giant a controlling share of the business. PC sales have ceased to grow at the same rate as before due to customers choosing to buy smartphones and mobile devices over PCs. Gartner says worldwide shipments of PCs fell 3.6 per cent year-on-year, representing the 12th such decline, in a row. Read More »

Trump says he'll consider sending NY terror suspect to Guantanamo

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Eight people were killed and 11 were injured when a driver rammed a pickup truck down a bicycle path in Manhattan on Tuesday in what authorities called the deadliest terrorist attack in the city since September 11, 2001. Federal prosecutors charged Saipov, 29, with one count of material support to a terrorist organization and one count of violence and destruction of a motor vehicle. Read More »

Long-term space missions can warp your brain, study finds

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It's important for astronauts adapting to space because of the critical mission tasks and the continuous changes they have to make in such an extreme environment. Roberts and the team compared the brain images of the two groups of astronauts to draw conclusions. The average duration of long missions was 165 days while the short missions lasted just 13 days on average. Read More »

Does The Data Supplment Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP) Movement?

Analysts had predicted $0.18. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $17.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.53. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. Qcm Cayman Limited reported 35,846 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Inc owns 21,261 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma invested in 6,400 shares. Read More »

Financial Watchlist of Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)

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About 6.56 million shares traded or 19.27% up from the average. It has underperformed by 2.11% the S&P500. Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. 98 funds opened positions while 210 raised stakes. Hancock holds 0.04% or 17,124 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) or 118,416 shares. Bailard Inc stated it has 11,402 shares. Read More »

Moses, Ekong, Ajayi Make CAF Player of the Year Shortlist

Ekong, 24, took to the social media shortly after the nominees for the prestigious award was announced to write: "Honoured to be nominated for African Player of the Year ". Turkey-based defender Troost-Ekong expressed his delight at his nomination for the award along with Moses. Ugandan goalkeeper Onyango won this award past year, after Sundowns won the 2016 Caf Champions League. Read More »

Poly: Browse, discover and download 3D objects and scenes

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Poly acts as a distribution platform while Google's Tilt Brush and Blocks which were launched previously can be used to build the objects. Web giant Google has unveiled a new resource called Poly, a searchable database full of all sorts of 3D objects and scenery, made to help with augmented reality and virtual reality development. Read More »

These are the free games coming to PlayStation Plus in November

Meanwhile, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a fighting game focused on rag doll physics and organic animations instead of pre-set fighting moves. Over time, this has shifted and now you're likely to receive two PS4 games, two PS3 games and two PS Vita titles and two PS4 titles that are also cross-compatible with PS3 or PS Vita . Read More »

Nintendo Switch Could Outsell Wii U In a Single Year

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The Switch is well on it's way to passing 10 million sold worldwide, which shows that the console will be much more successful than the Wii U. We find it pretty unusual because one of the major reasons to why the Switch is selling well is because of Super Mario franchise hence it is only right for the majority of Switch gamers to adopt the game. Read More »

Private Citizens Can Buy Drones, Government Unveils Draft Policy

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The draft rules also imposed restrictions on the use of drones in terms of no-fly zones, including area within 5 km radius from an airport, within 50 km from worldwide border, beyond 500 metres of the coastline, within 5 km radius of Vijay Chowk in Delhi, and from mobile platform such as moving vehicles, ships or aircraft. Read More »

Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade new character reveal set for November 7

I loved it. It's Final Fantasy through-and-through, but with a more cutesy, accessible feel to it. It contains places, characters, enemies and creatures from all Final Fantasy titles from I all the way up to XIII, so the sheer amount of fan service means it's aimed squarely at lovers of the franchise. Read More »

Tesla swings to $671m loss on Model 3 delays

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Among investor worries: The Wall Street Journal reported on October 6, citing unnamed sources, that "as recently as early September major portions of the Model 3" were being built by hand. Tesla said in its third-quarter earnings letter that it's still hard to assess when it will sort out the "bottlenecks" that delayed Model 3 production in the third quarter. Read More »

Amazon's AR shopping feature previews products in your home

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Amazon said "thousands" of products across several categories are initially supported. There, they can pick a product - including furniture, appliances, toys and electronics - and overlay it onto their living spaces to see how it fits. Several companies have begun offering similar capabilities over the past few months. Step aside, Ikea: Amazon is also now using augmented reality to sell furniture and other items for the home. Read More »

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) Quarterly Sales Review

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The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. Simplex Trading, LLC added to its holdings by buying 31,441 shares an increase of 199.9%. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Boston Scientific Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Read More »

Traders Sell Shares of Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Strength (AAPL)

The stock has been active on the tape, now trading at $166.72, up from yesterday's close by 2.25%. The shares were sold at an average price of $162.20, for a total value of $1,698,071.80. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty-five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 79% are positive. Blackberry had 58 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Read More »

All trains cancelled into and out of Galway due to strike

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Workers at Iarnród Éireann have downed tools in a strike over pay. It says a dedicated refund form will be available online for customers at the end of the industrial action. Opposition TDs have criticised Shane Ross , ... "Management needs to enter negotiations with no pre-conditions and a view to resolving this dispute to avoid any further disruption to the travelling public". Read More »