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YouTube to fight hoaxes with information cues

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Videos about "widely accepted events" will include "information cues" - a text box that links to third-party sources including Wikipedia. The move comes after a year in which YouTube has been pilloried for hosting extremist content and driving more attention to it through algorithmic recommendations that critics say are created to push viewers to extremes. Read More »

English physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking dead at 76

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A family spokesman said he died peacefully at his home in the city of Cambridge where he worked for decades as the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge . For Hawking, the early diagnosis of his terminal disease ignited a fresh sense of objective. In 1970, Hawking had his first major scientific breakthrough. Read More »

Apple acquires 'Netflix for magazines' app Texture

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Texture is owned by Next Issue Media, a joint venture formed by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith Corp, News Corp and Rogers Media. The acquisition comes as Apple tries to expand its services business, which already includes Apple Music and the App Store. Read More »

Senate Reverses Decision Not To Screen CBN Board

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The senate had refused to confirm Magu over allegations of corruption. The President had also asked that Prof. Buhari has nominated central bank veteran, Edward Adamu, to be a deputy governor of the bank, replacing Sulaiman Barau, who retired in December. Read More »

Physicist Stephen Hawking dead at age 76

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But fate also dealt Hawking a cruel hand. At the age of 21, doctors only gave Hawking several years to live. "For me it is quite an achievement", he said. The book became an worldwide bestseller, and made Hawking one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. It was followed in 2001 by " The Universe in a Nutshell ". Read More »

Browns making 'big run' at Nate Solder

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New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder has been a popular guy this offseason and has drawn interest from numerous teams - the Cleveland Browns are the latest on the list, according to Boston Globe's Ben Volin . The Browns have about $78 million in salary cap room available . They signed swing tackle Donald Stephenson to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, but they won't want him in the starting lineup unless it's in case of emergency. Read More »

Rally 4 Revealed for PC and Consoles

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The goal of this new entry is to remain faithful to the identity of the franchise, which earned the support of millions of fans, and to strike a ideal balance between sensation, presentation, and simulation, while offering the best graphics and gameplay the latest technology can support. Read More »

High Money Making Stock: Ross Stores, Inc. (ROST) along 1.18% Dividend Yield

Moreover, Baystate Wealth Mngmt Limited Com has 0% invested in Ross Stores , Inc. Whereas, in last 21 trading days (one month) was moved up -1.26% and increased in last 63 trading days (quarter) of 0.29%. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides if their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". Therefore 80% are positive. Read More »

Twitch Prime now offers free games to subscribers

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Oxenfree is another acclaimed game that focuses on narrative with handsome visuals and a dark story. Just recently, fans were presented with a list of games to vote on as part of the Twitch Prime Indie Amplifier promotion, with the victor being released for free through Twitch Prime this week. Read More »

Jurassic World game nabs Goldblum

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Ian Malcolm to help players in Jurassic World Evolution , a new game by Frontier that will put the controls of a dinosaur park in your hands. Jurassic World Evolution has, uh, found a way to rope in Jeff Goldblum . The game, which follows in the footsteps of Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis by letting players create their very own dinosaur theme park , will feature Goldblum's voiceover talents as its in-game guide. Read More »

Devil May Cry Coming To Monster Hunter

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Although Charge Blades usually feature a shield in Monster Hunter: World , the Force Edge and Alastor Charge Blade does not include one. No word on when the collaboration set will be released (and we are still waiting on Sakura) but the method to obtain the Dante set should be similar to the others and will be available to all Monster Hunter: World players when it's out. Read More »

YouTube for iOS Launches 'Dark Theme', Now Live in Canada

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Unfortunately for fans of YouTube's mobile app, the feature was initially only available to desktop users. So when will those last details be ironed out and YouTube dark mode for Android ready for all to enjoy? Google is rolling out its dark theme update to iOS users today, and plans to release the update to Android users "soon". Read More »

Fitbit Launches More Affordable Smart Watch and Tracker

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I used the watch during a brief but intense workout, and I was impressed with its new design. But the Ace features an all-new feature set designed specifically for kids ages eight and up. But Fitbit is obviously hoping that you will. The Fitbit Ace is the company's first kid-friendly fitness tracker , coming in Q2 for $99.95. A new family Fitbit account accompanies the Ace, offering parental control features to keep the kids safe while using the device. Read More »

How Barbershops Could Play a Role in Lowering Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is a top cause of early disability and death among black American men. The study included 319 black men with high blood pressure who frequented 52 barbershops in the Los Angeles area. The researchers found almost 64% of the men who met with pharmacistsmonthly at their barbershop achieved a blood pressure level of less than 130/80 six months later, compared to the almost 12% of the men in the control group. Read More »

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) EPS Estimated At $1.07

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB)'s stock on Friday traded at beginning with a price of $110.33 and when day-trade ended the stock finally popped up 2.66% to reach at $112.28. Therefore 38% are positive. Lakeland Industries had 4 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 5 by J.P. Read More »

Apollo Global Management LLC (APO) Declares Dividend Increase - $0.66 Per Share

The stock increased 3.14% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $51.19. About 1.37 million shares traded or 19.32% up from the average. Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) has risen 29.60% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 75% are positive. Jefferies maintained the shares of APO in report on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy" rating. Wood has "Outperform" rating and $22 target. Read More »

Apple Music reaches 38 million subscribers

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Eddy Cue , Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, revealed the updated subscriber count at SXSW. That is a pick up of 2 million new subscribers, or 5.6%, since February. However, Apple Music and Spotify's combined subscribers only touch 100 million. The premium account will cost users R59.99 per month, the same price as competitors Apple Music, Deezer, and Google Paly Music. Read More »

Amazon wants to expand its regional video content in India

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The Indian Performing Right Society Limited ("IPRS") is pleased to announce that it has collaborated with Amazon India in respect of the IPRS music publishing repertoire for Amazon Prime Music in India (for Musical & Literary Works). Asked if Amazon could begin streaming cricket in India, a country of 1.2 billion people famously obsessed with the sport, the executives said they were looking at sports content opportunities globally. Read More »

Apple buys Texture, a digital magazine subscription service

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First introduced as Next Issue in 2010, Texture now offers subscriptions to over 200 magazines for one monthly price. Apps were available for iPad and iPhone, Android devices, and Amazon Fire tablets. Of course, the question now is what Apple will do about Texture's other apps. It's likely that the app will operate as is at least for the time being, but Apple could eventually integrate magazine subscriptions directly into Apple News. Read More »

Why the earth is not flat. Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys flat earthers

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His view differs from that of astronomer and author Stuart Clark, who told Business Insider UK earlier this year that he believes flat-Earthers are simply being amusing by saying that Earth is flat. If the Earth was flat, this wouldn't be possible. The first test involves watching a lunar eclipse . At this point, the moon is sitting in the earth's shadow which at no point looks like a disk or a strip (as should be seen if the earth was a flat disk). Read More »

Philips announces complete range of Hue outdoor lighting

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Philips have created lots of styles and designs to suit your garden. The Hue outdoor lights work in the exact same way as their indoor counterparts, so you can use the app and indeed your voice, to control them in any way you see fit. Finally, Calla is a bollard light, created to provide path or driveway lighting. Next up, and pictured below, is the Philips Hue Calla (640 lumens, like the Lily), which is a path lighting option that will cost $129.99. Read More »

Google Testing Payments Feature on its Android Contacts App

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Google rolled out an update previous year which allowed the users to send money to Android messages using Google Wallet. By adding a video voicemail support, you will now be able to send your message across to those contacts that are usually too busy to pick your video calls. Read More »

Huawei launches Honor 7C with Snapdragon 450 and 4 GB of RAM

While the Honor 7C with 3GB of RAM costs 899 Yuan (approx $142 / Rs. 9,250), the variant with 4GB of RAM costs 1299 Yuan (approx $205 / Rs. 13,350). The storage is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card. On the upper part of the handset's back, users will find a dual camera setup consisting of a 13MP sensor and a 2MP one. Read More »

Twitter suspends accounts, totaling millions of followers, for meme-stealing and tweetdecking

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Twitter has so far declined to comment on individual suspensions, but Engadget has learned that the accounts were suspended for violating spam policies that forbid mass duplication and impersonation. Which exposed almost 700,000 people to propaganda in January over the course of the 2016 US Presidential Election. Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey has recently made a revelation that the company is working towards fixing the recent series of cryptocurrency scams on its platform. Read More »

Google might give Android Wear a name change to Wear OS

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We decompiled the Google Play Services beta APK, and indeed found several references to Wear OS throughout the strings. Android Wear could soon be renamed "Wear OS", after a leak purportedly showed off a new icon and name for Google's smartwatch platform. Read More »

NVIDIA (NVDA) Lowered to Hold at Vetr

The stock increased 2.51% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $8.17. About 5.31 million shares traded. Analysts await Synovus Financial Corp. Therefore 93% are positive. MobileIron had 24 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy". Read More »

Google marks Sir William Henry Perkin's 180th birthday with a doodle

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He called the substance mauveine or purple. Born on March 12, 1838, in London, Perkin was an inquisitive child but his ardour for chemistry gained momentum after he stumbled upon a deteriorating laboratory at his late grandfather's home. He patented the new dye and opened a dyeworks at Greenford. Furthermore, the colour purple had been a signifier of aristocracy, prestige and even royalty since ancient times, and it had been especially expensive and hard to produce as the requisite dye, ... Read More »

Tomb Raider 1-3 Remasters Coming to PC

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Thankfully, the remasters will have modern systems in mind, thus being able to run on lovely graphics, at 1080p and 60fps. For 2018, though, the resulting remastering work will also benefit the Steam versions. Realtech VR responded to a gamer who was disappointed with Square Enix over the Chrono Trigger PC port, and lackadaisically quipped about the possibility of realtech VR being forced to remaster the original Tomb Raider games with as poor quality as the Chrono Trigger port. Read More »

Virginia, 'Nova, Kansas, Xavier earn top seeds — March Madness

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The NCAA Tournament's selection committee chairman Bruce Rasmussen sat down with TBS after the teams were announced to explain how Virginia was chosen as the No. The Crimson Tide delivered the most thrilling game of the tournament on Thursday when Alabama guard Collin Sexton dropped from the sky a buzzer-beating finger roll that set the college basketball world on fire. Read More »

Samsung has released an update for Galaxy

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After that, the Galaxy Note 8 was released too with the Android 7.1 Nougat OS. As far as the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are concerned, these smartphones were also released by Samsung with Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat. According to the Samsung Turkey's official website, the Galaxy Note 8 will receive the Official Android Oreo update based on Android 8.0 Oreo starting March 30 which means the update will start rolling out by the end of this month. Read More »