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Each city named above made it through three cuts based on their commitment on having a World Cup worthy site eight years from today. "And so, I'm throwing my support to Mexico this World Cup ", said Alexi Lalas. Maradona also noted the lack of care for soccer in North America. The only real stumbling block on the campaign for the North Americans was concern about the impact of Trump's push for immigration restrictions and a leaked White House outburst about African nations.
  • Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

    Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

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    During his entire career with NASA , Bean logged over 69 total days in space and 31 hours on the moon's surface. Four years later, Alan Bean orbited Earth for close to two months as commander of Skylab Mission II, where he was joined by fellow astronauts Owen Garriott and Jack Lousma.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

    Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

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    Subtropical storm Alberto is the first tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season and could bring heavy rain to Florida and the Gulf Coast; chief meteorologist Rick Reichmuth reports from the Fox Extreme Weather Center. The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the hurricane center said. Rainfall totals are forecast to reach 2 to 4 inches across most of the region with isolated amounts of 5 to 6 inches.
  • SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

    SpaceX is about to launch 2 NASA satellites into orbit

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    This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the United States government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode Will Be 'Blackout'

    Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode Will Be 'Blackout'

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    Blackout will seemingly allow players to access years of Call of Duty/Black Ops history. Finally, in a surprising move, the game won't be launching on Steam, another first for the Call of Duty franchise. There won't be a single-player campaign, but Treyarch is talking up its Zombies and Battle Royale modes. It's a first for the franchise but it's probably not a bad move given online multiplayer has always been the main draw of the Call of Duty franchise.
  • YouTube Music, a new subscription streaming service, will launch on May 22

    YouTube Music, a new subscription streaming service, will launch on May 22

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    The audio-visual app will promises "music videos that you can't find anywhere else" plus "deep cuts you can't find anywhere else", suggesting that exclusive content will differentiate YouTube Music from its competitors. The price for a Premium subscription will be $12 a month (a $2 increase compared to the current Red monthly fee) but it will also include the features that the new music streaming service will offer.
  • 'Lost and found' asteroid returns to buzz past Earth Tuesday

    'Lost and found' asteroid returns to buzz past Earth Tuesday

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    An Apollo-type asteroid, 2010 WC9 orbits the Sun once every 409 days, ranging from a perihelion of 0.78 astronomical units (AU) outside the orbit of Venus out to 1.38 AU, just inside the orbit of Mars. Inning accordance with the Jet Propulsion Lab of NASA , the flyby of 2010 WC9 will certainly be the closest of a planet its dimension in virtually 300 years.
  • 'Anthem' Story Allows for Both Solo and Group Play

    'Anthem' Story Allows for Both Solo and Group Play

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    With microtransactions nearly certainly finding their way into games like Anthem and the upcoming Battlefield title, EA puts less emphasis on total game sales than it did in the past - instead, cultivating a community of players into recurrent spenders now drives revenue.
  • AI calling voice will identify itself to humans: Google

    AI calling voice will identify itself to humans: Google

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    That could present thorny issues for the future use of AI. It hasn't reached a level where it can hold an open-ended conversation like people do. "If AI Duplex identifies itself as an automated robot or the alike, then it will be up to the human to decide if he/she wishes to continue the conversation", he said.
  • Weather looks good for Thursday launch of upgraded Falcon 9

    Weather looks good for Thursday launch of upgraded Falcon 9

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    The first passenger onboard the beefed-up booster will be Bangladesh's first satellite, Bangabandhu-1 . Moreover, SpaceX is planning to take astronauts to the ISS for the first time later this year aboard a Block 5 Falcon 9. SpaceX just received approval to build the BFR at the Port of Los Angeles, further setting in motion Musk's plan of making humans a "multi-planetary" species, and one day developing a colony on Mars.
  • Gmail for iOS now lets you send and request money

    Gmail for iOS now lets you send and request money

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    Smart Compose operates in the background, letting you accept its suggestions or ignore them, so you don't need to change the way you now compose drafts. When you use it, Gmail lets you specify when it should remind you about an important message. If you want to request for money, you just need to select Request Money option from the same menu by selecting the Attach option.
  • Facebook makes major management shakeup, establishes blockchain team

    Facebook makes major management shakeup, establishes blockchain team

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    The third new division, called Central Product Services , will be overseen by Javier Olivan , now the company's VP of growth. Facebook just underwent the biggest executive re-shuffle in its history, Recode reported May 8. Koum said in a post on his Facebook page that he is taking time off to pursue interests such as collecting air-cooled Porsches, working on cars and playing ultimate Frisbee.
  • What GDPR Means for Cybersecurity

    What GDPR Means for Cybersecurity

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    It is vital that wealth management companies establish a sound application framework that will not only model and bend to meet GDPR's requirements, but which will also act as a single reporting platform to help them meet any regulatory need in the future, be it MiFID II, amendments to the Dodd-Frank Act or a new regulation we do not yet know about.
  • Nintendo Switch Online Service Adds Cloud Saves, Free Games, And More

    Nintendo Switch Online Service Adds Cloud Saves, Free Games, And More

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    At launch, previously announced games " Balloon Fight ", "Dr. Mario" and " Super Mario Bros ". 3, alongside Donkey Kong , Ice Climber , The Legend of Zelda , Mario Bros ., Soccer , Super Mario Bros . Another feature that should intrigue Switch owners is Save Data Cloud Backup , which offers cloud saves for various Nintendo Switch games. It sounds like they will indeed have a Virtual Console-esque type of thing but it is being called “Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch ...
  • New Zelda Game in Development at Nintendo

    New Zelda Game in Development at Nintendo

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    The job role includes planning in-game events, dungeons and creating enemies. The position requires previous experience in game development and proficiency in Japanese (the job is listed on Nintendo's Japanese website ). You might think a playable Zelda mod would be straightforward, but modders are going above and beyond. Depending on abilities and aptitude the level designer on the Zelda series will be responsible for the following tasks.
  • Pokemon Go Fest And Safari Zone Events Return This Summer

    Pokemon Go Fest And Safari Zone Events Return This Summer

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    Single-day tickets will cost US$20, and they will go on sale on the event website beginning on May 11. Niantic celebrates summer with Pokemon Go events in the USA and Europe. "After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago past year, we hosted a number of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities across Europe with attendance that ranged from tens of thousands to more than two million", said Niantic head John Hanke "We are excited to to be returning to Chicago for our United States ...
  • Cortana, open Alexa: Microsoft demos voice assistant integration at Build

    Cortana, open Alexa: Microsoft demos voice assistant integration at Build

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    Microsoft's artificial intelligence assistant Cortana spoke through the Amazon Echo on stage at Microsoft's Build conference Monday, showing the working combination of the two companies' technology. Then she called up Cortana by saying, " Alexa , open Cortana " and had Microsoft's digital assistant run through her calendar and send an email.
  • Nokia Launches Three New Smartphones in the UAE

    Nokia Launches Three New Smartphones in the UAE

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    HMD Global's Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas , has confirmed the information on microblogging site - Twitter. Some experts though opine that would likely be in the form of a software update that would be rolled out some time soon. The Nokia 7 Plus is the company best showing yet. For photography, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera , and an 8-megapixel front camera . The Nokia 5 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and offers all the basic connectivity options.
  • How and where to watch Microsoft Build 2018

    How and where to watch Microsoft Build 2018

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    Today's keynote will likely be heavy on cloud computing technologies and Microsoft's evolving vision of what it calls "the intelligent edge" during a three-hour address. One of the key events on Microsoft's yearly calendar kicks off later this morning, as thousands of developers crowd into the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle for Build 2018 .