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After the trouble Nintendo has with their Wii U console not selling, this have turned around with the new Switch console. Yet consumers who wanted to buy just about any of those three consoles were still likely able to find one in time for Christmas or Chanukah if searching at Amazon.com or the stores or websites of major retailers including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart Dec.
  • Newgrange To Show Winter Solstice Online

    Newgrange To Show Winter Solstice Online

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    Although some people think that the whole day is the solstice , there is actually a specific time in the day when the solstice occurs. " Our annual Winter Solstice Lottery received over 33,000 applications to witness this event with winners from as far as Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the United States of America, showing the continuing fascination the Solstice has the world over".
  • German Watchdog Slams Facebook for 'Abusive' Data Collection Practices

    German Watchdog Slams Facebook for 'Abusive' Data Collection Practices

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    FCO president Andreas Mundt said the social network's advertising space was "so valuable" precisely because it has "huge amounts of personalised data at its disposal". "Although we are popular in Germany, we are not dominant", its head of data protection, Yvonne Cunnane , said in a blog post . Facebook, founded by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students in 2004, has grown exponentially to become the world's top social network and is valued on the stock market at $525 billion.
  • Pentagon's secret UFO research unit unveiled

    Pentagon's secret UFO research unit unveiled

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    It also said initial funding came in large part because former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid had a passion and enthusiasm for space phenomena. The "Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program" was the brainchild of Sen. "I've done something that no one has done before". "If anyone says they have the answers now, they're fooling themselves", Reid tweeted . Elizondo was clearly a fan of AATIP too, and hasn't given up on UFO research.
  • Dragon Quest Builders Gets A Release Date On The Nintendo Switch

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    What's interesting is that the Switch version of the game will arrive in 2018 when Dragon Quest Builders 2 is also expected to release for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Switch version will allow players to battle enemies while riding the Great Sabrecub. If you held out on playing through Dragon Quest Builders originally because you wanted it to be more portable (or didn't have a PS Vita), the Switch version is probably going to be the right one for you.
  • Facebook announces anti-harassment tools

    Facebook announces anti-harassment tools

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    For example, if you have blocked John Smith and he created a new account, Facebook can proactively recognize his account and prevent him from sending you another friend request or message. "If someone is being harassed, blocking the abuser sometimes prompts additional harassment, particularly offline", Ms Davis said. This feature will eventually support group messages as well.
  • Microsoft pulls Google Chrome installer from the Windows 10 App Store

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    If you want Gmail, Google Calendar, YouTube or Google Maps you will have to use the browser. "This installer helps you get the official Google Chrome: A fast and safe browser from Google". While we'd like more apps to be available through the Store-if for no other reason than to get the simplified updating and uninstallation-virtually every Windows user already runs a number of non-Store applications anyway.
  • BMW teams up with United States battery developer

    BMW teams up with United States battery developer

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    This Monday, Solid Power announced that they will be entering a joint venture with BMW to research and develop solid state battery tech for the carmaker's future models. Capitalizing on continued market expansion, Solid Power has experienced rapid company growth throughout the first-half of 2017. Solid Power expects to double its executive and innovation team over the next three years.
  • Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of Detroit debut

    Jeep Cherokee revealed ahead of Detroit debut

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    Alternatively, Jeep could fit the next Wrangler's new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine instead of, or as well as, the naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre powerplant. The big slab of a rear hatch is broken up now with the license plate mounting position, which makes the tail look much less bulky. As for the middle of the crossover and the interior, there are no noticeable changes.
  • Honda Insight returning as a premium hybrid sedan

    Honda Insight returning as a premium hybrid sedan

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    The Insight - to be manufactured at Honda's Greensburg, Indiana plant, alongside Civic and CR-V using domestic and globally sourced parts - will join the Clarity series (Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid) and the all-new 2018 Accord Hybrid, arriving at dealerships nationwide early next year.
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced

    Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta dates announced

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    All three characters have been long rumored to be added to Arc System Works' Dragon Ball fighting game with an official confirmation today. In the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump, we learned that Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black will all be playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ .
  • Chrome comes to the Windows Store (kind of)

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    In an effort to further diminish Edge's role as "the browser you use to install Chrome", Google has published a Chrome installer application to the Microsoft Store. In an interesting turn of events, Google Chrome appeared on the Windows Store today. Google has gone in a slightly different direction. This would make Chrome for the Store good for Microsoft and good for Windows users, but not obviously beneficial to Google.
  • Android 8.0 Oreo beta now available for Nokia 6

    Android 8.0 Oreo beta now available for Nokia 6

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    Nokia 6 is the latest smartphone to join HMD Global's Android 8.0 Oreo beta bandwagon. After registering with IMEI number and other details, Nokia 6 users will get an Android 8.0 Oreo software update notification within 12 hours of registration.
  • Google Pixel 2 AR Stickers Ready To Go

    Google Pixel 2 AR Stickers Ready To Go

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    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been struggling with many issues and the users are getting frustrated with the overall UI of the phones. Pixel 2 users were hearing unusual clicking and buzzing sounds. The Pixel 2 XL has burn-in issues (although not more than any other premium smartphone says Google) and other problems with the screen. It turns out, the Pixel 2's woes aren't over just yet.
  • Switch mobile network via a free text message from 2019

    Switch mobile network via a free text message from 2019

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    There will be two text numbers available industry wide - one for those wanting a porting authorisation code (PAC), which enables users to keep their existing mobile number, and one for those who don't want a new phone number. The provider must supply the code immediately, as well as info on any outstanding charges, prepaid balance or termination charges. Well new reforms from Ofcom, set to come into effect in 18 months time, should change that monumental pain in the arse.
  • Scientists confirm of life 3.5 billion years ago

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    Fossils from Western Australia's 3.5-billion-year-old Apex Chert suggest complex microbial communities existed even way back then. The research, led by paleobiologist William Schopf of the University of California-Los Angeles and geoscientist John Valley of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been in the works for what seems a long time to most, but which the academics know is merely a blink of the eye in terms of life on Earth.
  • Sensex Up 130 Points In Early Trade; Nifty At 10429

    Sensex Up 130 Points In Early Trade; Nifty At 10429

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    As the start of the vote counting coincided with the opening of the financial markets, the BSE Sensex dropped 850 points as early trends showed a close fight between BJP and Congress . MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent. "This government has brought reforms, which are more than incremental in nature.
  • Reddit mobile app gets new functionality and mod tools

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    Now, redditors can use theater mode to get a visual-first experience of their favorite communities. In-feed user names for original posters for shared and cross-thread posts. Now users can see what others have accomplished, and will see the infamous Cake icon on users' profile pictures when they are celebrating their anniversary of joining Reddit.
  • Microsoft patent images reveal folding Surface tablet

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    The design in the new patent isn't too unlike Microsoft's abandoned Courier project and comes as rumours persist about its work on Andromeda, a dual-screen foldable device said to run on a version of Windows codenamed AndromedaOS. Microsoft's foldable mobile device doubles as a tablet and notebook. Folded flat, the device generates a unified user interface across the two displays to offer a tablet experience.