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Qualcomm receives $1.2 billion fine for violating European Union antitrust rules

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This meant that Qualcomm's rivals were denied the possibility to compete effectively for Apple's significant business, no matter how good their products were. Qualcomm's practices are thought to have helped contribute to a 90% market share of the chip market, according to the report, an industry that typically has high barriers to entry due to R&D costs. Read More »

Plex VR Now Available On Google Daydream

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Today we're incredibly excited to announce Plex VR on Daydream . Plex VR is available for free , although for now, it's only out on Daydream VR headsets . You can grab the individual artwork cards for movies and shows and "stack" them on the couch next to you for fast access. The first asterisk in that list relates to the fact that the shared video watching functionality of Plex relies on you having a paid Plex Pass subscription, which will also grant you access to the optional ... Read More »

SpaceX Conducts Final Falcon Heavy Rocket Tests; Launch Date to Follow

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SpaceX is the only major rocket company that test-fires main engines on the pad prior to launch as a confidence check to make sure the booster's systems are operating properly before committing a vehicle to flight. When the rocket finally embarks upon its maiden launch, its mission will be carrying Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit around Mars. SpaceX is the only rocket maker in the world that lands boosters after orbital launches. Read More »

Google IO 2018 dates revealed

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The first clue arrived in the initial image of that initial tweet-it's binary for google.com/io. Google enjoys being cryptic sometimes, and it's created some interesting puzzles over the years. Could Pineapple Cake be the name of the next major version of Android? 2017 was Android Oreo, which means 2018 will be Android P. Perhaps this is a hint that it'll be Android Pineapple? Google Home, which is Google's smart speaker loaded with Google Assistant , was updated at last year's ... Read More »

Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds reveal new privacy tools

It will be available in the Microsoft Store and show data including your device's specs, network information and peripherals, device health and performance data, usage data and installed applications. Being more transparent about first basic and now full data collection doesn't move any closer to offering such an option. The Microsoft Privacy Dashboard now has a new Activity History page which provides a clear and easy to navigate to see the data that is saved with your Microsoft account. Read More »

RARE EVENT: Super Blue Blood Moon

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January 31 will be our. If things are just right, the moon passes through that shadow. So, most of the time the moon ends up a little above or below the path Earth follows as it revolves around the sun. Everyone might have witnessed a regular lunar eclipse at some point in their lives. Blue light is filtered out, leaving the moon. And how can it be a blue moon if it's also a blood moon and looks red? This is also the second super moon in the same month (the last one happened on January 2) ... Read More »

The Google Lunar Xprize competition will end without a victor

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The competition has been declared over, and the prize goes unclaimed. But XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis and CEO Marcus Shingles say the competition helped "support and catalyze" the commercial space industry. For example, the first commercial space companies in India, Malaysia, Israel and Hungary were established and more than $300 million was raised by the teams, including the largest space-related series A investment of $90 million. Read More »

Apple so as to add battery options after slowdown fiasco

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Plus, they will be able to see whether the power management feature that slows a phone's performance is on and can then choose to turn it off, the company said. The iOS update also comes with an update to the ARKit SDK for developers to add augmented reality features to their iOS apps. Smartphone users checking medical records on their devices have been wading through a balkanized landscape of apps and websites for each health care provider or hospital. Read More »

After mistake on dating app, MSU freshman emailed every Claudia on campus

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We don't have any idea if the right Claudia swiped left or right, or if they actually are getting along at this point, but we'd hope so. "I made a rookie mistake on Tinder ". He searched the name "Claudia" on Missouri State's website and on Saturday emailed everyone at the university with that name in search of "the one that got away". Read More »

Telecom stocks tumble as Jio steps-up data war

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As per the new plan, the company is giving 1.5GB to its users who were getting 1GB per day and likewise, those who are using 1.5GB per daypacks will now get 2GB per day. Reliance Jio's plans offer unlimited local and national calling, unlimited roaming, along with unlimited SMS local and national SMS (cap of 100 per day). Read More »

Range Rover Coupe for Geneva reveal

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However, the Range Rover SV Coupe won't be a mainstream model like the BMW X6 or Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe . The Range Rover SV Coupe arrives as Land Rover celebrates its 70th anniversary, with further images and details regarding powertrain and specifications of the new model expected to be rolled out in the lead up its Geneva debut. Read More »

DJI Officially Unveils 'Mavic Air' Ultra-Portable, Foldable Camera Drone

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In addition to the price, DroneDJ also doesn't know the specifics of the camera sensor (which will determine the quality of the 4K video) or the range of the Mavic Air. Despite the Mavic Air being so pint-sized it remains packed full of feartures, some of which are improved and even unique for a drone so small. Along with the new sensor are a host of new shooting modes, such as HDR, Asteroid and Boomerang. Read More »

New God of War Gets Official Release Date

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Additionally all pre-orders will get you colored variations from Shield skins and pre-orders from specific retailers will get you Luck Of Ages XP Boost which gives you +10 luck and 1 enchantment slot. Available in the United States and Canada only, this edition includes everything in the Collector's Edition along with four very distinct, rare items directly from the game. Read More »

Snapchat Stories leap from mobile to desktop for first time

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The new sharing feature, which is available both on Android and iOS devices, is aimed at giving more people a window into Snapchat, in the hope they'll become users too. It the past, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has made a point to distance the company from them. So what can you share? The feature is not the rumoured "Stories Everywhere" feature which will let you share your own pics, but a feature created to let you easily repost Stories shared by celebs or publications. Read More »

Twitter's Noto said to be among finalists as SoFi CEO

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Twitter's chief operating officer Anthony Noto has left the social network to join social lender SoFi as chief executive. The Wall Street Journal reported that Noto is in talks about the SoFi CEO spot , but that nothing has yet been finalized. Read More »

Facebook to open three digital training hubs in Europe

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Facebook will offer business owners more types of training to help them expand their digital footprint and find new customers around the corner and around the globe. The three new community hubs will run in partnership with local organisations, offering training in digital skills , media literacy and online safety to underrepresented groups, said Facebook , adding that the centres will be based on the successful model of its Digitales Lernzentrum in Berlin, which opened a year ago in ... Read More »

Microsoft Expected to Release February Lineup Soon

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In a huge move for the games industry as a whole, Microsoft has announced that new first-party Xbox titles will be part of its Xbox Game Pass subscription service - day-and-date with their retail release. This speaks volume about the game titles you can play in your living room. With the Microsoft product the games are available for PC also whereas Sony does not allow this with its PS4 and PS4 Pro models of gaming consoles. Read More »

Facebook has invented a new unit of time called the 'flick'

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The attempt at altering reality as we know it is aimed at video production; intentionally creating a new method of measuring frame rates that will align better with monitor refresh rates. "You can't exactly represent a film frame (1/24) or a VR frame (1/90) as an integer number of nanoseconds", Facebook's spokesperson said . Short for "frame-tick" if you're willing to overlook the absence of the letter "l" from either word, a flick lasts 1/705,600,000 of a second. Read More »

Acer Chromebook Spin 11 Convertible Notebook Unveiled From $349

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Its other highlight feature is IP41 water and dust resistance, as well as MIL-STD 810G compliance against falls of up to four feet. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The new Acer Chromebook 11 C732 line will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in March with prices starting at US$299.99 for touch models and US$279.99 for non- touch models, and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €329. Read More »

NASA pulls first African-American ISS astronaut from mission

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Without offering any reason and despite the outstanding credentials of the woman, NASA announced that Epps will return to a centre in Houston where she will perform other tasks. In the space operation, which will be released in June, will be Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a white astronaut who also has extensive experience. In 2009 NASA recruited her as an astronaut and since then she has risen to the front ranks of the organisation. Read More »

Eagles, Pats in Super duel

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The New England Patriots will be up against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, February 4 in Super Bowl 52 . No surprise, as it's the perennial champion New England Patriots , who edged past the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game Sunday. Read More »

Bill Cosby returns to the stage for first time in 3 years

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Bill Cosby will be performing tonight in public for the first time since his case against Andrea Constand was declared a mistrial last June, and we're told he'll be open to questions from fans. "I used to be a comedian", Cosby said. Cosby's new defense lawyer is Tom Mesereau, the celebrity Los Angeles attorney who got Michael Jackson acquitted of child molestation in 2005. Read More »

Stores lock up detergent pods after 'challenge' goes viral

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The shop posted pictures of the Tide Pod donut on Facebook Sunday. USA health officials had released warnings against the danger of swallowing the laundry detergent pods days earlier. Retailers are taking action after the unsafe tide pod challenge took over social media. Since emerging trend gained more traction this year on social media, Tide's parent company Proctor & Gamble released a cautionary video on January 12 featuring New England Patriot football player Rob Gronkowski warning ... Read More »

Android 8.1 can now display Wi-Fi speeds before connecting

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When you're surrounded by public Wi-Fi networks, it's almost impossible to tell which is fastest without connecting to each one, conducting a speed test, and dutifully recording the results. Judging by a recent Google + post by the official Android account, speed labels should appear on devices running Android 8 .1 very soon. Not all WiFi speeds are equal and there could be many reasons why some WiFi networks are faster than others. Read More »

Overwatch League Player Suspended After Using A Homophobic Slur

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It turns out that Austin "Muma" Wilmot from the Houston Outlaws mocked the Dallas Fuel by saying they got "rolled" and "smoked" during the live-stream. In a brief statement over on the official Overwatch League website , it reads... The toxicity of Overwatch is the bad side of what is an otherwise excellent and successful multiplayer game, and it was on full display with Lengyel's antics. Read More »

Super, full, blood, blue moon in eclipse to end January

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Come along on a medium-intensity moonlit hike through Greenwich Land Trust's Lapham Preserve. The last time that we had a Blue Moon total lunar eclipse - reckoning in world time - was December 30, 1982. "Folks in the eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it". The sunlight, passing through the earth's atmosphere breaks into its constituent colours and the red part of the sunlight that gets scattered the least will fall on the ... Read More »

Bucks fire Jason Kidd, seek 'fresh approach'

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Kidd had been the Bucks' coach since 2014 and had accumulated an overall record of 139-152, including playoff appearances in 2014-15 and 2016-17 - both resulting in first-round exits. Kidd oversaw Maker's rookie season in 2016-17, with the centre's average minutes per game nearly doubling this season. Milwaukee is 23-22 so far this season heading into Monday night's game against the Suns. Read More »

First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300000 at Barrett-Jackson

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The auto on stage in Scottsdale was a preproduction unit, but the victor will be able to select whatever options they want on 2019 Bullitt Mustang VIN #0001. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with at least 475 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. This is a school for troubled youths and since being founded in 1907, this foundation has improved the lives of more than 30,000 at-risk kids. Read More »

Former Head of Sonic Team Yuji Naka Hired by Square Enix

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And one of the legends of the early Sega days - with a creative hand in everything from Sonic the Hedgehog to Phantasy Star - was Yuji Naka. They produced a raft of mobile games, plus a few notable StreetPass games for the 3DS, and some multi-platform Digimon titles. Read More »

Intel now knows why Spectre and Metldown patches are causing reboots

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In a blog post, Intel said new patches for Broadwell and Haswell-based computers - chips that are two generations removed from the current Skylake design - are being tested by "industry partners ", which nearly assuredly includes the Big Three cloud computing providers in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google . Read More »

Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows laptops

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This a direct take by Microsoft on Chromebooks in this market. New Windows 10 devices, new Office 365 for Education features, and new Mixed Reality education and HoloLens incentives highlight the announcements. In addition to devices, Microsoft is adding new capabilities to Office 365 for Education. "We know the value and importance that school leaders place on acquiring devices...and we've been working to make devices easier, and more powerful in the classroom", Salcito said. Read More »

Guide: Dragon Ball FighterZ - How to Unlock Android 21

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This should be a goodie. GameSpot's Dragon Ball Fighter Z review-in-progress is now online. Discover a never-seen-before scenario featuring Android 21, a brand new character whose creation was supervised by Akira Toriyama himself. The video also serves as an accolades trailer of sorts, sporting quotes of praise about Dragon Ball FighterZ from various sites in it. Using the left analog stick, you can either press backwards, away from your opponent to block a normal attack, or back and ... Read More »