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Facebook's purported Portal video device would compete against the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, but Facebook will be aiming Portal at family and friends that want to stay in touch, always. "We're not commenting on this speculative report", a spokesperson said. Thus far, Facebook's hardware efforts have largely focused on so-called "Facebook phones", but that never really went anywhere .
  • Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses

    Vuzix Launches Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses

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    So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time. Based on performance to date, we feel that Alexa is the superior service, and we welcome the chance to have an element of choice.
  • Dark Souls remaster coming to PC, XO, PS4, and Switch

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    Dark Souls Remastered , probably in the top percentile of requested PC games given the state of the original version on PC and its popularity, is apparently one of several announcements due at a secret Nintendo Direct due to broadcast today.
  • Mobile bills to become cheaper, TRAI slashes global incoming call termination rates

    Mobile bills to become cheaper, TRAI slashes global incoming call termination rates

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    Global calls may become cheaper as the telecom regulator has cut worldwide incoming call termination charges, according to an official statement released on Friday. Regulations, 2018, the telecom regulator notified that the termination charges have been reduced from 53 paise to 30 paise per minute. Global termination charges (ITC) are payable by an worldwide long-distance operator (ILDO), which carries calls from outside the country, to an access provider in the country in whose network the ...
  • European Union plans €1bn supercomputer push

    European Union plans €1bn supercomputer push

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    Private entities are also able to make contributions. The European Commission's proposal claims that European institutions and businesses are now at a disadvantage when it comes to protecting their sensitive data. The EU says it is "behind" when it comes to supercomputers, and plans to invest $1.2 billion in at least four of the machines. When it comes to manufacturing, the European Union is also keen to increase productivity.
  • Classified NROL-47 mission launches from Vandenberg

    Classified NROL-47 mission launches from Vandenberg

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    As usual with classified payloads, no details about the NROL-47 satellite were released. It's possible ULA's launch delays were the result of a more cautious approach - adopted in the wake of the Zuma mission failure. "The successful launch of a payload in support of our national security and that of allied forces demands the best propulsion systems available", said Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and President Eileen Drake in a statement issued by the company.
  • Scientists Caught Distant Supermassive Black Hole Burping

    Scientists Caught Distant Supermassive Black Hole Burping

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    Julie Comerford, an astronomer at the University of Colorado Boulder, has led a team of scientists in analyzing this particular black hole and its two burps. Ms Comerford explained: "Theory predicted that black holes should flicker on and off very quickly and this galaxy's evidence of black holes does flicker on timescales of 100,000 years - which is long in human timescales, but in cosmological timescales is very fast".
  • Several killed in Southern California mudslide

    Several killed in Southern California mudslide

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    Teams rescued three people, but they also discovered two more bodies, raising the death count, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said . Rescue crews in U.S. state of California have been combing through tons of debris for survivors after 17 people were confirmed dead and another 17 people missing.
  • How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

    How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

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    Atalanta Sosnoff Capital Ltd owns 2,875 shares. Putnam Investments Lc accumulated 0% or 77,500 shares. Winslow Capital Management LLC now owns 623,890 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $93,216,000 after acquiring an additional 623,764 shares during the last quarter.
  • Intel CEO pledges

    Intel CEO pledges "security first" following Meltdown and Spectre security issues

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    In the meantime, Microsoft this week said it has "temporarily paused " patches for Windows customers running AMD processors after some users reported seeing the "blue screen of death" after the update was applied. Intel said on Thursday it would issue patches for 90 percent of the chips less than 5 years old by Jan 15 and will then focus on providing patches for the older chips.
  • Google Play takes down 63 children's apps after malware discovered

    Google Play takes down 63 children's apps after malware discovered

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    Whereas previously, apps could qualify simply by implementing enhanced notifications, Google's planned policy change for January 18th, 2018 imposed some stricter restrictions. contains ads of an offensive nature, including pornographic ads". Along with encouraging users to download scareware and pay for premium services, AdultSwine also stole users' credentials, according to Check Point.
  • 'Detective Pikachu' Comes To The West On March 23, amiibo Unveiled

    'Detective Pikachu' Comes To The West On March 23, amiibo Unveiled

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    The Pokemon Company has announced that 3DS crime caper Detective Pikachu will launch in the U.S. and Europe on March 23, some two years after its original Japanese debut. Tim's father has gone missing, and Pikachu helps search for him. Either way, the Detective Pikachu game will be releasing on the Nintendo 3DS on March 18 of this year, so be on the lookout if it seems like a game you'd like to pick up.
  • Vic Fangio agrees to new 3-year deal with Bears

    Vic Fangio agrees to new 3-year deal with Bears

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    After 21 years of coaching collegiately, Mark Helfrich is making the jump to the NFL. If Arizona hires Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur to be the Cardinals' new coach, it seems likely he would bring Vic Fangio to be his defensive coordinator.
  • JioCoin: Reliance Jio to launch its own cryptocurrency

    JioCoin: Reliance Jio to launch its own cryptocurrency

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    Blockchain is a digital ledger that stores data such as financial transactions. In simple terms, blockchain decentralizes information without it being copied. IoT is a system of gadgets, such as, Smartphones, wearable gadgets, home machines and vehicles, associated with the web, which empowers these articles to interface and trade information.
  • 'Alien Megastructure' Not the Cause of KIC 8462852's Dimming

    'Alien Megastructure' Not the Cause of KIC 8462852's Dimming

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    And in May of a year ago, Boyajian got lucky: Her star began to dim. So, while varying opinions as to what is causing the peculiar dips have been proposed over the past few years, a team of astrophysicists has now published what it believes to be the most likely answer - and it is sad news for those hopeful of extraterrestrial life being the cause.
  • Prince of Persia creator is keen on resurrecting the franchise

    Prince of Persia creator is keen on resurrecting the franchise

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    This week, model and TV host Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter about how she had enjoyed Prince of Persia and wondered if the franchise was still alive. Ubisoft Montreal - the studio which would most likely lead a new Prince of Persia title, says the series is still "on pause". There might be a slight chance that we see a revival of the once extremely popular action-adventure series from the PS3/Xbox 360 era, Prince of Persia .
  • Fox News' chief DC reporter left after harassment claims

    Fox News' chief DC reporter left after harassment claims

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    As scrutiny of the allegations increased, he parted ways with the network, NPR reported. Rosen, who is married with children, made "overt physical and sexual overtures", to three Fox News colleagues, according to the NPR report , which was based on interviews with eight of his former colleagues.
  • Intel's New Shooting Star Mini Drones Really Put On A Show

    Intel's New Shooting Star Mini Drones Really Put On A Show

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    The Shooting Star Mini drones then go out and follow the choreography. The drone market is rapidly growing in the world. Intel worked around those difficulties by creating a new system specifically allowing drones to be choreographed while avoiding obstacles, aptly named the Indoor Location System.