• Detective Pikachu Game Might Finally Release in the West

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    As we mentioned there, the movie is based on an honest-to-goodness 3DS spin-off of the Pokemon games that, until now, haven't seen a release outside of its native Japan. Detective Pikachu has received a PEGI rating, as spotted by the eagle-eye folks at Serebii . Universal Pictures has officially claimed May 10, 2019 as the USA theatrical release date for Detective Pikachu , ahead of production on the film getting underway next month, e.g.
  • Apple is buying Shazam

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    Apple's purchase of Shazam might not grab eye calls immediately, but the acquisition could help prompt more people to buy its products - and buy into the ecosystem. The music discovery app was also in talks with Snapchat and Spotify. The Shazam app uses the microphone on a smartphone or computer to identify nearly any song playing nearby, then points users to places they can listen to it in future, such as Apple Music or Google's YouTube.
  • Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 rear panel reveals iPhone X like design

    Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 rear panel reveals iPhone X like design

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    As evident from the image, the Mi Mix 3 appears to have a dual-camera setup that will protrude on the back. The rear panel design of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has been revealed by the leaked images and it looks like the device will be similar to the iPhone X with a similar vertical dual camera placement.
  • The California wildfires by the numbers

    The California wildfires by the numbers

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    He called California "very wonderful place, but a place that's getting hotter". California Governor Jerry Brown warned Saturday that because of climate change, the most populous U.S. In Los Angeles County, firefighters made progress on blazes in Sylmar, Santa Clarita and Bel-Air. The center reopened on Friday. The costs associated with suppressing the fire had already ballooned to $17 million dollars by Saturday morning, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
  • Microsoft releases Quantum Development Kit along with the Q# programming language

    Microsoft releases Quantum Development Kit along with the Q# programming language

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    The industry giant also launched a quantum simulator that developers can use to test and debug their quantum algorithms. Microsoft is also offering an Azure version of the simulator, scaling up to 40 qubits . And that means when paired with the right hardware and software, quantum computing can process more and do it faster, solving problems that high-performance computing is designed for in a shorter amount of time.
  • Android Wear Oreo Update Is Headed to These Smartwatches

    Android Wear Oreo Update Is Headed to These Smartwatches

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    For a while, users assumed they have skipped the smartwatches altogether but Google confirmed the list of watches that will receive the newest update. Zhao said that "some other Honor smartphones" will also get the Android Oreo update, but he did not mention their names nor did he reveal a specific timeline for the update.
  • At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting

    At Least 3 Dead In New Mexico High School Shooting

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    The sherrif's officer said: "Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated". The school was cordoned off as deputies with the San Juan County Sheriff's Office and other police agencies cleared the buildings. Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Residents voiced disbelief on social media, while members of the New Mexico congressional delegation, state Attorney General Hector Balderas and other elected officials offered their condolences and other assistance.
  • United States fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

    United States fund firms make new push for bitcoin ETFs as futures debut

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    Instead of being relegated to the confines of the internet and questionable Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges around the world, Bitcoin has now found its way to the CBOE futures exchange in Chicago. In the run up to its futures debut, it was trading on platforms like Coinbase for around $18,000. Many are wary of embracing bitcoin because it has no central bank backing it and no legal exchange rate.
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp adds gardening, clothes crafting next week

    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp adds gardening, clothes crafting next week

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    Now, the official Animal Crossing UK Twitter is teasing a big update for next month that will include a garden feature of some kind and the ability to craft outfits. Once the update is available, players can craft tops, shoes, trousers and other accessories. I'm mostly excited for the gardening feature, as it's one of the few aspects of the main Animal Crossing games that hasn't appeared in some form or another in Pocket Camp yet.
  • Two guards killed as unknown gunmen attack JK bank cash vehicle

    Two guards killed as unknown gunmen attack JK bank cash vehicle

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    A police officer told GNS that a Joint team of Army's 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Younsu area of Handwara at around 12:30 am following specific information about presence of some militants. "Two bank guards were today killed when militants opened indiscriminate fire on their vehicle in Kellar", a police official said. On May 2017, the Hizb militants killed seven people, including five policemen, after dragging them out of a cash delivery van of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Kulgam district.
  • MyEtherWallet Clone App Breaches Apple App Store Vetting Process

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    Apple's App Store vetting process is notably more rigorous than much of the competition, so it's curious that the service not only skyrocketed up the charts, but has also secured an ad on the store. At this point, it's not clear whether the app is just trying to make money by selling a $4.99 version of open-source software, or is a scam attempting to steal ETH and other crypto coins ...
  • Google Home Max Speaker Now on Sale

    Google Home Max Speaker Now on Sale

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    Google is pushing it as a high-end speaker that can compete with the likes of Sonos, yet also has Google Assistant on board. The Chalk model is also up for grabs from Verizon , while the Charcoal one is now listed as out of stock. For those who don't remember, the Home Max is a Google Assistant-power stereo speaker aimed at customers interested in getting superior audio quality.
  • Keylogger uncovered on hundreds of HP PCs

    Keylogger uncovered on hundreds of HP PCs

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    HP points out that enabling the keylogger would require administrative access therefore limiting the threat. According to HP, it was originally built into the Synaptics software to help debug errors. The news made for some pretty scary headlines, and - as I discussed in a past episode of the "Smashing Security" podcast - it's not the first time that a hidden keylogger on HP devices has caused eyebrows to be raised.
  • Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian's Abbas for talks

    Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian's Abbas for talks

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    Trump officially announced that the US formally recognised the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and that plans were afoot for their embassy be moved. In February 2015, Putin and Sisi signed in Cairo an initial agreement to build a four-reactor nuclear power station in Egypt by 2022. The plant will be erected in Dabaa city in Egypt's coastal Matrouh province.
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) manual confirms no Bixby button

    Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) manual confirms no Bixby button

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    Also, since the same manual is meant for Galaxy A8 (2018) (SM-A530F) smartphone as well, we can expect to see the same design, Infinity display, dual front cameras, Android Nougat, NFC, and fingerprint sensor in the A8 (2018). It's expected that in addition to hardware improvements, Samsung will also make changes to the software that tracks eyes, in order to boost accuracy.
  • Shop With A Cop seeking donations

    Shop With A Cop seeking donations

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    A few dozen kids went on a shopping today with some police officers. Police officers spent Saturday morning helping guests shop early for their Christmas presents. All of that stuff has been unsolicited; they hear about it, they contact us. "Shop with a Cop" wrapped up on Sunday at the East Side Walmart. Some 250 children will participate locally this year.
  • Man shot in home invasion was homeowner's relative

    Man shot in home invasion was homeowner's relative

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    David Kingston said Friday. " Woken up to them busting in on my front door, and I went out in the hallway in the dark, and I met this one guy, and he went to grab me and that's when I shot him ." . I'm a little sore from scuffling with them two guys", he said. "The other guy must have been behind him", Lutz said. He said the police have no description of the other intruder, and neither one was armed.
  • Apple Rumored To Acquire Shazam

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    The acquisition would help Apple embed that capability more deeply into its music offerings, which include a music-streaming service and the iTunes Store. Shazam is a popular app, the company revealed back in September of 2016 that its app had hit 1 billion downloads. TechCrunch earlier reported the takeover, adding that it could value Shazam at about 300 million pounds ($404 million).
  • OnePlus Smartphones Cannot Stream HD Videos, Company Says Fix Is Coming

    OnePlus Smartphones Cannot Stream HD Videos, Company Says Fix Is Coming

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    But, it did not respond to why the company failed to undertake proper regulatory procedure for flagship phones and also when the software update will be released to fix the issue. The spokesperson was unable to provide a time frame for when the update will be made available at this time. As mentioned above L1 level is required to stream HD videos whereas L3's support is limited to SD.