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Katie Holmes to Star in Ilene Chaiken Fox Drama Pilot

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She will play FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis , who has an affair with a prominent general in the midst of a domestic terrorism threat. Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken and Person of Interest producer Melissa Scrivner-Love will write and produce the potential series. Read More »

Final Fantasy XV on PC gets Half-Life's Gordon Freeman

The much-anticipated Windows version of Final Fantasy XV is launching on March 3rd, and when the game does finally hit the platform, it will include a Gordon Freeman-shaped bonus. Shackers can find it on the FFXV Windows Edition Steam page and the demo will feature all of Chapter 1. The game is also available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Read More »

Blu Vivo X Sports Four Cameras And Costs Just $249

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The BLU Vivo X was obviously designed as a tool for selfie enthusiasts. Blu explains the logic in the press release: "When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two". The BLU Vivo X is now available from Amazon . Two cameras on the back are pretty much common by now, but two cameras on the front bring a feature that has quickly gained popularity: bokeh, a.k.a. Read More »

Apple is reportedly developing water-resistant AirPods

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You'll simply have to say "Hey, Siri" the same way you do whenever you activate the voice assistant on an iPhone or a HomePod hands-free. As for the successor currently planned for 2019 (though Bloomberg notes those plans could easily change between now and then), it will add a new level of water-resistance, which Bloomberg reports will be created to protect against "splashes of water and rain", rather than full submersion like the current Apple Watch. Read More »

Ex-engineer sues Google, saying he was sacked for condemning diversity memo

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Chevalier mentioned in the lawsuit that a Google HR representative met with him past year in September to discuss about his posts on the internal forums . The lawsuit highlights one particular instance in May 2016, when one employee asked if fewer Latino and Black workers were employed at Google, whether this mean they were "not as good". Read More »

Rocket League DC Super Heroes DLC Pack

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Rocket League may have been on the market for awhile, but it shows no sign of slowing down. Psyonix have announced a DC Super Heroes DLC pack for their rocket-powered sports game. The eSports giant is no stranger to crossover materials either: the NBA, Back to the Future , The Fast and the Furious , Rick and Morty , and Warframe are just a small sample of properties that have found their way into Rocket League . Read More »

How will 'Game of Thrones' end? Maisie Williams knows all

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Despite her denial, Kimmel wasn't willing to give up so easily, and he reminded his guest that it was the president of HBO who initially sparked the rumors. So if you want to know the end of Game of Thrones , you know who you should seek out. As for whether she's allowed to give her mom the script, she confessed, "Probably not". Read More »

Hyundai Santa Fe is now globally out and about

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Hyundai on Thursday released full details and photos on its redesigned Santa Fe ahead of the sales launch this summer. The 2019 Santa Fe and longer Santa Fe XL has been completed revamped inside and out with bolder styling, room for up to seven passengers and a choice of three engines . Read More »

Tinder vulnerability let hackers take over accounts with just a phone number

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Thus it was possible to create an authorization token belonging to a stranger from Account Kit, and then send it to Tinder's app to log in as that person. "Once in, the attacker could have got hold of the user's access token of Account kit present in cookies (aks)", he wrote. However, hackers could have used this "convenience" to hack into Tinder accounts using just the phone number of the target. Read More »

Amateur astronomer captures a supernova's 1st light

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The first blooming light of a star that went supernova has been photographed for the first time - by an amateur astronomer testing a new camera. Additional analysis of the supernova, named SN 2016gkg, has revealed more information about the event. Read More »

Intel makes Spectre fixes for Intel Kaby and Coffee Lake available

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As for Intel, the company is now facing almost three dozen lawsuits [PDF] regarding its handling of the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities . Shenoy said there are "multiple mitigation techniques available that may provide protection against these exploits", including a recent Google-developed binary modification technique branded Retpoline ( white paper here ). Read More »

North Korea cancelled historic USA meeting at the last minute

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Pence led a USA delegation to the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang amid speculation that the United States and North Korea might use the occasion to talk. A potential high-level interaction between the US and North Korea, which would have broken years of estrangement between the two countries, loomed prominently over the Winter Games, where North Korea made a last-minute move to send its athletes to compete on a combined team with South Korea, the host of the games. Read More »

Now possible with SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

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Those are two satellites that SpaceX has previously said would be used in its first phase of broadband testing as part of an ambitious plan to eventually deliver global satellite Internet. However, if SpaceX succeeds in turning StarLink into reality, the company will be putting over 4,000 satellites in orbit around Earth in the next five years. Read More »

Goggia captures Olympic downhill title, beats pal Vonn

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Shim finished last by slipping and falling during the heat for the women's 1,500m race, casting doubt over her goal to win multiple medals in PyeongChang . Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. "He said there's two places in the race, first and last, and I only want one of them". As the retired Olympic skier Bode Miller said in his new role as an NBC commentator, athletes like Vonn "are taking enormous burden on themselves in representing our country and trying to do their ... Read More »

Bigelow Aerospace to sell space habitats to customers

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As the BEAM technology on the space station proves, it can. Bigelow said that interest has picked up in recent years, including from some of those original relationships with other nations. "What we've always anticipated and expected is that we would be very involved in helping foreign countries to establish their human space programs , and be able to facilitate whatever their needs were in whatever context that they wanted to pursue", he said. Read More »

Italy Wins Women's Downhill Skiing Gold

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She clocked a time of one minute 39.22 seconds to clinch gold ahead of Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel who was just 0.09 secs behind while Vonn finished with a time of 1:39.69. Despite her astounding success in the sport, Vonn has found herself the target of intermittent abuse online after saying in December she would not visit the White House should she win a medal in Pyeongchang, saying she was representing the United States and not President Donald Trump. Read More »

Tweets By Troll Accounts During 2016 Election Leaked

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That analysis is at odds with the paper's own reporting, which describes Russian trolls as "sloppy" and "amateurish" bumblers who sounded suspiciously like foreigners while posing as Americans, left a trail that made it easy to catch them, and produced crude propaganda that amounted to a drop in the raging river of online political speech. Read More »

Nest's indoor security camera now has Google Assistant built in

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Today you can find it in smartphones , tablets , laptops , TVs , watches , smart speakers , headphones and soon, smart displays . The device is now basically a mini Google Home with a camera on top. In other words, the update essentially turns your Nest Cam IQ into a Google Home, which is quite useful if you don't already own that gadget and don't care for its more limited utility as a music speaker. Read More »

Mukesh Ambani vows addl Rs 10k cr investment in UP

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Jio is providing the highest quality data at the lowest price in the world to over two crore citizens of Uttar Pradesh. Ambani said Uttar Pradesh was special to him and added that Jio would create over 1 lakh job opportunities in next three years. Read More »

Apple Pulls AirPlay 2 from Latest iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 Betas

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In our recent hands-on AirPlay 2, when working, delivered as promised. However, it was clear that this was still work in progress and this may have caused Apple to take pause while it addresses any remaining issues. This seems to suggest that AirPlay 2 might only be released at a later date, possibly alongside iOS 12 which is scheduled for the later part of the year alongside the new iPhones. Read More »

Watching A Human Fight A Robot Dog Is Pure 'Black Mirror'

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But Boston Dynamics want to show that it isn't such a big deal after all so have created another video showing the robot dog's door opening attempts being hampered by a guy with a hockey stick and a pair of safety glasses. The movements are pretty incredible, including pauses as the robot assesses the door in the same way an intelligent creature may pause to plan out its actions. Read More »

7 victims remain hospitalized after Florida school shooting

But hopefully we can at least hold the responsible officials accountable for this failure of law enforcement. The FBI apologized Friday for mishandling a tip it received in January from someone who was concerned about Cruz , his ownership of guns and his potential to carry out a school shooting . Read More »

Facelifted Ford Edge Arrives In Europe With New Bi-Turbo Diesel

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Aesthetic changes across the new Edge range include a wider grille with a unique mesh design for each trim level, LED headlamps and rear lights as standard, and a redesigned bonnet. There's also an optional wireless charging pad for phones, and a fully configurable 3D digital instrument cluster. One of the major highlights of the American firm's updated SUV is the new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, offered for the first time on this continent. Read More »

Apple said to negotiate buying cobalt direct from miners

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Having seen the metal triple in price to $80,000 per ton over the last 18 months due increasing demand for cobalt in EV batteries, Apple is aiming to secure its own cobalt supply rather than relying on OEMs. The move means Apple will find itself in competition with auto makers and battery producers to lock up cobalt supplies. Apple has around 1.3 billion existing devices, while Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has been bullish about the prospects for electric vehicles. Read More »

Spotify Job Listings Suggest Its Building Smart Speaker

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Based on the job listings alone, it seems like Spotify is ready to start manufacturing its hardware product soon. First spotted by MusicAlly , one of the jobs details the company is "on its way to creating its first physical products", and that it was seeking someone to work in its Stockholm office to handle "manufacturing, supply chain, sales, and marketing". Read More »

Malaysia's 4G speed among slowest in the world, report shows

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The country now ranks below Indonesia and Algeria. Malaysia's 4G mobile internet service is among the slowest of 88 countries surveyed, according to a report by UK-based wireless coverage mapping specialist OpenSignal today. Speed depends on a myriad of factors such as how much of the spectrum is actually devoted to LTE, whether new 4G technologies have been employed, how dense a particular network is and how much congestion occurs on those networks. Read More »

Sledgehammer co-founders leave their studio to become Activision executives

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Following the incredible success of Call of Duty: WWII , Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey have chose to transition from their duties at Sledgehammer Games to new executive duties inside Activision. Before setting up Sledgehammer, they were part of the team at the now-shuttered Visceral Games that created Dead Space . In Glen Schofield's statement (via Polygon ), he mentioned "exploring new game ideas for the company" among his objectives. Read More »

Falcon 9 Scheduled to Launch Early Wednesday

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Mr. Steven, by the way, is a giant boat with a net. Musk has said the next-generation SpaceX rockets could launch large satellites. or perhaps a number of small ones. The rocket fairing costs in the neighborhood of $6 Million USD, so getting more than one use out of that specific rocket part could conceivably drive SpaceX launch costs - which are already pretty ridiculously low - even lower. Read More »

Data Management, Blockchain and GDPR Compliance

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In Britain, a slightly above-average 73 per cent of businesses are on track to achieve this although, interestingly, they are outshone by their counterparts in the USA where readiness levels are at 84 per cent. Interestingly, the GDPR goes beyond protecting European Union citizens, and offers protection to all "individuals in the EU". We are also a "processor" of end user data. Read More »

Plants Appeared on Land 100 Million Years Earlier Than Scientists Thought

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The greening of the continents transformed the planet and paved the way for the first primitive land animals to crawl out of the sea. Scientists have been trying to establish an approximate date for the birth of land plants for decades. According to a recent research these events occurred a million years ago altering discernment of the evolution of the Earth's biosphere Plants are key features to the chemical erosion of continental rocks, a main procedure in the carbon cycle that controls ... Read More »

Mysterious gaming smartphone by Xiaomi dominates AnTuTu benchmark, beware Razer?

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Going by its website , the Black Shark poses itself as a gaming company that focuses in mobile ecosystem. It is possible that Xiaomi will market the upcoming Black Shark phone , like it does with the products from a few other small companies that it has invested in, but the company is yet to say anything about Black Shark or their alleged gaming phone. Read More »