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Trump fires transition team member for spreading Pizzagate conspiracy theory

The younger Flynn had a transition team email address but is believed to have had a limited role, serving mainly as an aide to his father. Donald Trump has himself peddled fake news before fictitious news articles began to be called fake news .

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Obama gives final terrorism update before handing power to Trump

In a speech at MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, President Obama focused on his eight-year effort to protect the homeland, fight terrorism , and strengthen US allies. James N. Mattis, the challenge is to make good on his campaign promise to deploy a more effective strategy against the Islamic State terror organization at a time when Americans are war tired but also increasingly anxious about the terror threat from overseas.

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GE is putting Alexa into a funky-looking lamp

While these lightbulbs obviously won't be able to serve as a relay for Alexa, they will be compatible with the C by GE app. More specifically, the company just announced a smart lamp called C by GE. Amazon debuted Alexa past year for handling what Amazon calls "skills" like checking the weather, turning on lights, reading news, playing music from Amazon's streaming music service, and the latest sports scores.

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ISIS Shifts Defenses to East Mosul as More Iraqi Forces Arrive

Iraqi television quoted operations commander Lieutenant-General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah as saying troops had entered the Salam Hospital in the southeastern neighbourhood of Wahda, close to the river. "All we have now is well water, it's not clean enough to drink, but what else can we do?" he said, explaining the water is making some of his youngest children sick.

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Analyst cuts Apple price target on 'uninspiring' iPhone 7 demand

Delphi Private Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Apple by 5.0% in the second quarter. King Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 9,173 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $1,000,000 after buying an additional 715 shares during the period.

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BMW Traps Sleeping Car Thief In Stolen Vehicle

The man had earlier spotted a BMW 550i parked in a garage with the keys inside and chose to steal it. But technology triumphed. When the owner, who'd just gotten married a day earlier, discovered the theft, the police contacted BMW corporate , who tracked the vehicle to Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood.

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PlayStation 4 sales top 50 million units

That number represents those consoles sold directly to consumers, and not just shipped to retail outlets. PS4's software portfolio will continue to grow this holiday season and beyond with highly anticipated games including Horizon Zero Dawn , Gran Turismo Sport , and MLB® The Show 17 ™ (all from SIE WWS), as well as PlayStation®VR games such as Farpoint (SIE WWS).

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Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores

The national disaster mitigation agency said 78 people have suffered serious injuries. The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 5 am local time at a depth of 17 km on Aceh's northeastern coast. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said at least 125 homes, 105 shops and 14 mosques had been destroyed. The death toll has continued to rise as rescue crews sift through the devastation, sometimes by hand, to find those trapped beneath the rubble.

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Facebook, Twitter agree to share info on terrorist imagery

Once a participating company identifies a terrorist video or image, it will pass along a hash - a sort of digital fingerprint that can be used to identify it on any platform, giving other participating companies an easy way to find and remove it themselves.

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Teradyne Inc. (NYSE:TER)

The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $27. Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Teradyne, Inc . Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 164,721 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,523,382.19.

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Samsung Wins In Supreme Court Against Apple

The Supreme Court remanded the case to the appeals court to determine the size of the penalty Samsung should pay. As a result, Samsung's case with Apple will find its way to a lower federal circuit court, and there the damages will be recalculated based on the new decision.

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S Korea's Park agrees to resign or be impeached

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee said Park had asked him for support for cultural and sports-related developments but did not specifically request money. Park's talks with ruling Saenuri Party chair Lee Jung-hyun and floor leader Chung Jin-suk came as the conservative camp is on the verge of imploding - around 40 rebel Saenuri lawmakers are expected to guarantee the votes required for the opposition bloc's impeachment motion to pass.

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China restrained on Trump's phone call, tweets

On the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, a user wrote , "The only way for the White House to have one day in peace is to cancel Donald Trump's Twitter account". That transit would just so happen to take place just before Trump takes office. China regards self-ruling Taiwan as part of its own territory awaiting reunification, and any USA move implying support for independence would gravely offend Beijing .

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Sprint to partner with Pokemon Go developer

Carrier Sprint will have Poke Stops at all its retail locations. New Pokémon are on their way in Pokémon Go and we'll be learning all about what's coming very soon. Niantic and Sprint create a special Pokemon Go experience at over 10,500 Sprint locations around the United States. They will also have a go-to location where they can pit their Pokemon into battle against other Pokemon at Gyms sponsored by Sprint.

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Sony Set To Launch LG Made OLED TVs

When contacted for a confirmation of the Sony OLED TV in 2017, LG Display would not divulge anything other than the standard corporate response of not commenting on rumors, innuendos, and speculation. Lately Sony has been working on its technology in order to make a product that would challenge other TV makers. The LG's OLED TV Line-up according to Wi-Fi Alliance website is set to be released next year together with the B7, C7, E7, and G7.

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Japanese Businessman Promises $50 Billion and 50000 Jobs for US

SoftBank will invest in startups, especially information technology companies, Son told reporters in the lobby of the Trump Tower in Manhattan, voicing expectations that the US economy will grow and expand business opportunities under the incoming president.

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WhatsApp Adds GIF Support for Android Users

WhatsApp was incorporated in 2009 a time when the now seemingly out of fashion phones were the best in the market but that has changed over time and smartphone universe is now manned by devices running on the Google and Apple operating systems.

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Japan's deal maker, Softbank tycoon Masayoshi Son

According to Reuters , the investment news has revived speculation that SoftBank would give another try at merging United States telecommunications giant Sprint , in which it holds a majority stake with peer T-Mobile. The handout also has the logo of Foxconn , an iPhone manufacturer . The first-ever meeting between Son and Trump was arranged through a mutual friend.

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ED files case against AirAsia to probe allegations made by Cyrus Mistry

In one of the most sudden and freakish news that shocked the corporate world, Tata Sons sacked Cyrus Mistry as its chairman on October 24 and appointed Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata as the interim boss. "Never before has the Tata Group including the philanthropic objectives of the Tata Trusts been in jeopardy to this extent and scale", Mistry's latest salvo added.

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Now use Paytm without an internet connection

Surprisingly, we tried out the toll free from three different numbers (registered with Paytm) but the IVR initially asked us to "call from a registered mobile number", ultimately disconnecting the call. The toll-free number of Paytm will be of great help to such people who do not have access either to the smartphones or to the Internet. After the PIN is set, you can make payments just by calling this number.

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Ofcom wants to open up BT's ducts and poles

Ofcom said stimulating network-based competition with easier access to basic infrastructure is the best way to boost the UK's fibre broadband, which is now available to just 2 percent of connected premises. It's also considering whether to require Openreach to upgrade drop wires with fiber at the request of any telecommunications provider offering full-fiber broadband to a customer.

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AT&T's new streaming service, DirecTV Now, is here

This is TV your way. AT&T Entertainment Group CEO John Stankey said Monday he would continue to work to get NFL SUNDAY TICKET and CBS networks on DirecTV Now , adding he was "hopeful and optimistic" about the latter. AT&T is hoping to catch the eye of cord cutters by offering the $60 Go Big package for $35, and by including a free Apple TV for anyone paying for three months up front.

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Google Starts Rolling Out Chrome 55 to Android Devices

You can click the banner below for a quick way to Chrome on the Play Store, and assuming that version 55 is missing in your region, keep in mind that the update is constantly expanding availability, and should reach most regions "over the next few days" - according to the Chrome for Android development team.

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Foxconn says in preliminary discussions to expand USA operations

Foxconn later issued a statement confirming that it was discussing USA expansion, but not commenting on the numbers, reports Reuters . "While the page listed the figures "$7 billion in U.S." and "50,000 new jobs in U.S." on the same page as Foxconn's logo, the company said "the scope of the potential investment has not been determined" in an official statement, adding, "Those plans would be made based on mutually-agreed terms".

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Queasy quarter for Aussie economy

The volume of activity in the Australian economy decreased 0.5 per cent in the September quarter 2016, the first quarter of negative growth since the Queensland flood affected March quarter 2011. "We want to pass that through the Parliament and we need the consensus of a parliament that is going to work in the national interest to drive jobs and growth", Mr Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

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You can now get search results by tweeting an emoji to Google

The company's Twitter handle is then supposed to respond with an animated GIF related to the emoji, a #KnowNearby hashtag, and a link to its search results. Sending the money emoji, for instance, will trigger Google's reply with information on the exchange rate , while a burger emoji will return results for "burgers nearby".

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Hitman: Free "Holiday Hoarders" Christmas-themed DLC coming next week

Yes, you can dress up as Santa. It's important for us to say that a donation is not required to enjoy the Holiday Hoarders mission and that all contributions of any amount are appreciated. The money raised will go to the World Cancer Research Fund, which is a kind gesture. Right? Also, leave out some cookies as bait because a surprise guest is rumored to appear and players could easily use that suit as a jolly disguise for maneuvering throughout the building.

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Beta Registration for Ghost Recon: Wildlands Open Now

Ubisoft hasn't actually confirmed when the beta will go live, but expect it relatively soon. The full version of the game will debut on March 7, 2017, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Deluxe Gold edition $159.99 - The Collector's Edition Gold game pack. Collector's Standard $119.99 - Includes the Standard Edition Game, the Santa Muerte 10.5 inch figurine and the Ken Taylor Limited Edition Poster set.

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SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome

SEOUL-South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Tuesday she would accept the result of an impeachment vote against her this week but indicated she would not step down now as demanded by opposition parties, a top official of her Saenuri Party said.

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Pandora Premium wants to take on Spotify when it launches next year

Pandora Premium is official . By all accounts, and as you'd expect with such a service, Pandora Premium brings numerous features offered by rival outfits, though of course there are differences in approach, Digital Trends said. Pandora is gearing to go head-to-head with Spotify early next year with its own take on on-demand music streaming in the form of Pandora Premium .

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Mads Mikkelsen Describes Kojima As "Master"

Mikkelsen can not reveal any details about the plot, but confirmed that with Death Stranding , Kojima has intension to create something totally new, and has called the history "intricate". Hulst explained that the Decima engine wasn't " just a rendering engine". After all, during the TGA, Hideo Kojima announced that he will become Sony's Guerrilla Games' "technical partner".

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Veteran journalist Cho Ramaswamy passes away

Pained by his demise. Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa was a good friend of Ramaswamy and used to seek his views. "It was the BJP-led government of Vajpayee that nominated distinguished Cho Ramaswamy to the Rajya Sabha from 1999 to 2005", Shah said. As a theatre personality, Ramaswamy was known for his satirical wit.

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Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State

And he announced he's naming retired Gen. James Mattis as his defense secretary. Trump began his onslaught against Boeing at 8:52 a.m., tweeting "Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion".

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube unite to 'fingerprint' terrorist content

The tech firms will start the terrorist content database with the digital fingerprints of "the most extreme and egregious terrorist images and videos we have removed from our services", they said. The database will be up and running in early 2017 and more companies could be brought into the partnership. The firms, even Microsoft, have all spoken out about terror content on their social media pages, and Twitter has gone so far as to say that it would probably kick the president of the ...

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Obama will meet with special ops forces, talk strategy

For the outgoing president, who came into office telling a war-weary nation he would wind down two wars and prevent new ones, the inclination towards smaller-scale, limited military involvement was a natural extension of his foreign policy philosophy.