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Rising selfie deaths is a worldwide phenomenon

A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology in India examines the shocking phenomenon of death by selfie, with the statistics showing that what once an occasional news story has become an undeniable trend.

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Kanpur train accident: Toll climbs to 149

Railways spokesperson Anil Kumar Saxena said that the rescue operations conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as well as local police and the army was called off at 2 p.m. Rail authorities ordered an investigation into what caused the derailment. Train accidents are relatively common on India, and are mostly blamed on poor maintenance, outdated equipment and human error.

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Ford Mustang: Lose Some, Gain Some

That's hardly a surprise since Ford has the turbocharged 2.3-litre, four-cylinder EcoBoost to serve as the entry-level engine. The end is near for the Ford Mustang as the vehicle prepares to completely ditch the ever-popular V6 engine. Also, in addition to the usual GT Performance Package, there's a box for a Performance Package 2, which could put performance in line with the Chevy Camaro 1LE.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg discloses steps to fight fake news

His comments late on Friday appear to be an acknowledgment that the social network could be doing more to avoid the proliferation of false news and fake websites on its platform, the newspaper said. In the post, Zuckerberg writes that Facebook takes misinformation seriously, but also that in the past it has relied on the community to police what is fake news or legitimate.

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8 hurt in test-drive car crash at Los Angeles Auto Show

The impact severely damaged the auto and sent a shower of concrete pieces toward bystanders standing on a nearby sidewalk. Police say it's unclear why a driver crashed during a test drive at the Los Angeles Auto Show , injuring as many as eight people.

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Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

Trump appeared in a YouTube video on Monday outlining a number of policies he says his administration will seek to enact after he is inaugurated in January. The border wall was one of Trump's signature campaign promises and an extension of an immigration platform that sought to deport millions of people who are in the USA illegally.

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APEC summit closes with call for free trade

Citing the blueprint for strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive world economic growth produced by the G20 Hangzhou Summit in September, the Chinese president said it embodies the spirit of partnership to jointly rise to challenges as well as the commitment to common development.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Japanese Launch Sales Just Shy of X/Y

Kotaku reports that Famitsu figures form the pair's opening weekend in Japan pin unit sales at 1.905m. A new Pokemon Sun and Moon Pokedex feature has been discovered, allowing fans to track down QR codes using the Nintendo 3DS. Total 3DS family hardware sales for the Sun & Moon launch week were 113,987. It is not something that bothers us really and this is why we are shocked to hear some people saying that Pokemon Sun & Moon is not as fun to play on the 3DS than on the New 3DS.

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OnePlus has 'daringly' teased the OnePlus 3T release in India

Building more on the inside of the smartphone, the OnePlus 3T is looking to represent the letter "T" in its name that means Turbo. Although the next flagship phone by OnePlus is known to be OnePlus 4, there's a possibility that OnePlus might skip OnePlus 4 and name their next phone as OnePlus 5.

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Will Shoppers Bite Into Apple's Black Friday Deals? (AAPL)

Meanwhile, one of the Barclays Research Analysts said that Apple is now all set to launch three different models of the iPad Pro 2 in 2017, as per Parent Herald . Apple has not yet revealed which items will be on sale, but the Apple Watch is prominently displayed on the page. Apple may decide to use this year's Black Friday Deals as a way to unload existing inventory of prior-generation products.

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Facebook lays out gameplan for fighting spread of fake news

Facebook was recently slammed following the highly debated USA elections, with the public agonizing over wrong information published on the biggest social media networking site. Now that the problem has come to the notice of Mark Zukerberg he came up with a plan so that people can get rid of all these kind of fake news .

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'The Elder Scrolls Online' (ALL) Free Play Weekend On Xbox One

From Wednesday 23 November 2016, Bethesda Softworks will be offering an extended free play weekend for ESO , which running through the holiday weekend, will be offered exclusively on the Xbox One. Aside from the free-play, purchasers will have a discount in Crown Packs and all versions of "The Elder Scrolls Online" including the four DLC extensions of Imperial City , Orsinium , Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood until November 28.

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Mark Zuckerberg admits that Facebook's fake news problem persists

In the days following the USA election, several media outlets published opinion pieces accusing Facebook of influencing voters by allowing fake news websites and blogs masquerading as legitimate sources to be featured next to articles from legitimate news sources.

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Motorola Begins Global Rollout of Moto Z & Moto Z Force Nougat Update

In addition to this update, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be the first non-Google phones to support Daydream , Google's mobile VR platform, after the Nougat update. Luckily for those using the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, the wait is nearly over. Moto Z is the company's first modular smartphone series that comes with Moto Mods.

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Search for bodies at Indian train crash site ends; 146 dead

An estimated 2,000 people were on board the intercity express train when it came off the tracks around 3 am on Sunday, violently jolting passengers out of their sleep. "He may have changed his seat. we have searched everywhere", said Ramanand Tiwari. "Whoever I tried to look for is dead. I'm saying 'almost, ' because they are trying to lift the coach with the help of cranes, and check if there are any bodies", Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena said.

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Search for bodies at Indian train crash site ends; 146 dead

An estimated 2,000 people were on board the intercity express train when it came off the tracks around 3 am on Sunday, violently jolting passengers out of their sleep. "He may have changed his seat. we have searched everywhere", said Ramanand Tiwari. "Whoever I tried to look for is dead. I'm saying 'almost, ' because they are trying to lift the coach with the help of cranes, and check if there are any bodies", Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena said.

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Walmart kicks off Cyber Monday on Friday

Black Friday is one of the best and worst retail days of the year. The best store for Black Friday savings this year is Macy's , with an average discount of 63.4% ( up from 56% last year). Online shopping can be done anytime, but it's promoted as an after-the-weekend start to buying on Cyber Monday. The move comes as Wal-Mart aims to compete more aggressively with online leader Amazon .com.

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Google acquires AWS dedicated cloud learning platform

The classes cover basic skills in using Amazon's cloud platform, for example, how to create an EC2 instance, and how to use services like Auto Scaling, Elastic Block Store and Load Balancing. Qwiklabs reckons more than half a million developers have used its platform, racking up over five million hours of AWS training to date. The financial terms of this deal are not yet disclosed and as per statements Google has acquired this firm to get hands on experience to cloud environment and that's ...

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Bethesda Planning Full Fallout 4 VR Support

Bethesda is working on recreating the world of Fallout 4 in virtual reality, for use with headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive . Remember the E3 tease that was Fallout VR ? "Once we did that, we were like, 'OK, we gotta see where this goes'".

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Apple offers new battery for iPhone 6s phones that suddenly shut down

In the official statement , Apple discovered that "a very small number of iPhone 6s devices" manufactured between September and October previous year have been affected by certain battery issues . The company pushes for the problem to be resolved via a battery replacement program, which the company is now offering for free. In a statement on its site, Apple confirmed that "a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down".

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Facebook In Crosshairs As Fake News Battle Heats Up

Mark Zuckerberg has been dousing the flames of an angry public recently thanks to the proliferation of fake news on Facebook. "We take misinformation seriously", Zuckerberg writes in a new blog post . He outlined a series of steps that were already underway, including greater use of automation to "detect what people will flag as false before they do it themselves".

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Windows 10 Now Supports 4K Netflix Streaming on Some Systems

The Kaby Lake series has only just gone on sale, so it would appear Microsoft and/or Intel are trying to use Netflix UHD as a selling point for the new hardware, as if people might buy a new laptop or desktop to unlock 4K material. Content providers have strict controls for 4K playback, so that streams can't be captured and redistributed illegally. The latest hardware decryption features simply aren't available on older Intel processors, and the new Kaby Lake chips now support 10-bit HEVC, ...

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MacBook Pro 2016 Updated with Touch Bar Available on Shelves

That didn't take long: Days after iFixit tore down the 13-inch version of Apple's new, Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro , the 15-inch variant got the same treatment . The iFixit report also notes that "the Touch ID sensor doubles as the power switch, and is paired with the T1 chip on the logic board". What Can Impact Apple's Growth in Fiscal 2017 and Beyond? Add that to a Touch Bar that's exceedingly hard to remove and all of the computer's most important components being ...

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Two Young Stars Win MLB's AL & NL MVP

Bryant received 29 out of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, which votes on the awards. Betts finished with 311 points, including nine first-place votes. The 25-year-old slugger joins Barry Bonds as the only players to ever finish in the top two during a five-year stretch. When you cover a team over the course of a season, you see, firsthand, the impact a particular player has on his club.

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Is Amazon Putting AWS at Risk by Taking on Netflix?

Additionally, the day " The Grand Tour " debuted, total new Prime membership sign-ups exceeded all previous days with the exception of Amazon's Prime Day. Pumped up by their return, especially the slightly trolling opening sequence, many of you wanted to celebrate the moment by treating yourselves to an early Christmas present of a Grand Tour t-shirt, or a 2017 calendar, or a keyfob, or maybe even a lavish, full colour "making of" book stuffed full of witty anecdotes.

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HTC 10 evo Is Official, A European Variant Of HTC Bolt

Though the Bolt and 10 evo are HTC's first metal unibody phones with water resistance, they have rather dated specs. Under the hood, the HTC 10 evo is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz, paired with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB of RAM .

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NTSB Investigating Crash of Facebook Experimental Drone

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) tested its solar-powered drone in June to bring internet to remote areas. The Aquila drone weighs less than a 1,000 pounds and has a 138-foot wingspan, larger than a Boeing 737 single-aisle plane. The company has also had political hurdles. The offer was deemed as a masqueraded attempt for Facebook to encroach on the Indian internet market, instead of a philanthropic effort from the company.

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Bruce Arians Hospitalized With Chest Pains

If Arians isn't able to make it, assistant head coach Tom Moore would likely take over as temporary head coach with additional help from offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. The 64-year-old has been at the helm in the desert since 2013 after previously making his way around the league as a coordinator. As of right now, however, it appears as though the Cardinals head coach is alright despite having a scare.

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Carr helps Raiders rally past Texans 27-20 in Mexico City

Since the Kansas City Chiefs lost on Sunday, the Raiders will finally be able to reclaim first place in the AFC West. They still commit too many penalties and they need to get that figured out if they want to keep winning. The San Jose State product, well known for holding up a fist during his gold medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics here in Mexico City , returned to the city for the first time in a while.

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Community Review: Watch Dogs 2

The UK charts only track physical copies of games sold, so it's expected that Watch Dogs 2 would have sold more than 80k copies during its first week once digital sales are taken into account. "However, we expect both week-two and week-three sales to be above traditional sales patterns", it continued. UPDATE 2: Ubisoft has reached out to MCV with the following statement concerning Watch Dogs 2's performance at United Kingdom physical retail during its first week on shelves.

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Buccaneers snap Chiefs' 5-game win streak with 19-17 victory

Minus Peters, the Chiefs went with Steven Nelson and Kenneth Acker at cornerback with Phillip Gaines as the third corner. That included a conversion with just more than two minutes remaining that allowed them to almost finish off the game.

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Uber's new Compliments feature lets you rate your driver with stickers

Compliments is Uber's way of making an effort to let their drivers know how they've helped the riders. The Independent Drivers Guild, which represents 45,000 drivers in the area, and the Machinists Union negotiated for the five-person panel, which will be made up of drivers chosen by the IDG and by Uber.

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Google Play Services preps for Android Pay on Android Wear, Instant Apps

Most of the latest versions of Google apps and other leading apps are already don't supported in the Android Gingerbread. You can also manually install the latest Google Play Store version. Why this matters: Using your watch for payments would make Android Wear both more convenient and a bigger selling point for those thinking about picking up a smartwatch.

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XBL Black Friday 2016 Xbox 360 Sales

Both games are not yet officially listed under the Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility program, but Xbox fans expect that the list already hinted that these games will be announced officially under the backward compatibility catalog some time before Thanksgiving.

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Google Will Tell You How Crowded Places Are in Real Time

The data is based on location data and search terms, so it's not ideal, but will at least give you a decent idea of whether or not you'll easily find a place to sit at a bar or how packed a store might be. That should help you figure out a schedule that allows the whole day to run smoothly. Google will also tell you if the line for a book signing is long, which means you know if you will have time to grab a coffee on the way.


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