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For Honor's Open Beta Kicks Off Next Week

Over the weekend we rather enjoyed the For Honor closed beta (see video) and an open beta appears to be not too far away. Check out the trailer below to find out more . Prior to the open beta, Ubisoft and Twitch will be hosting a livestream on the For Honor Twitch channel , showcasing War of the Factions and Elimination mode with celebrities Lauren Cohan, Jason Momoa, Alfie Allen, and Demetrious Johnson.

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Ubisoft is releasing a feature-length Ghost Recon Wildlands documentary film

The feature length documentary shows an insight into the key players in the war on drugs for the past 30 years. Narrated by Rusty Young, author of best-seller, Marching Powder , it features interviews with people on both sides of the drugs war - from the coco farmers and kingpins on one side, to the Special Forces soldiers on the other.

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Apple iPhone sales top estimates in company's first quarter

Wall Street is expecting average selling prices (ASPs) to drop to $687 per phone from $735 per phone in the prior year. The company's net income fell to US$17.89 billion in the quarter from $18.36 billion a year ago. Looking forward to the second quarter, Apple expects revenue between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion. The company continues to not disclose figures for Apple Watch sales as an individual item.

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Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch: Who is Trump's nominee?

The confirmation could be contentious following the Republican refusal to hold confirmation hearings for former President Barack Obama's choice to fill the vacant seat. McConnell said he hoped all senators - Democrats included - show Gorsuch fair consideration and respect the outcome of the presidential election "with an up-or-down vote on his nomination, just like the Senate treated the four first-term nominees of Presidents Clinton and Obama".

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McLaren Automotive announces project on future combustion technology

McLaren and BMW have announced they will once again work together rekindling the alliance they had with the seminal F1 road vehicle. Now, though, the two companies have made a decision to once again co-develop engines and as expected, they plan to focus on increasing the power output.

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New BioWare Game to Launch in April 2018

BioWare already has a fine history of building new IP "from scratch" after it moved on from AD&D-based CRPGs, as clearly evident from its Dragon Age and Mass Effect series which similarly featured a universe and lore created from the ground up and carried across multiple game installments.

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Google Employees May Be Denied Re-Entry Into US

According to ProPublica , the order could block as many as 500,000 legal USA residents from returning to the country. Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said on Twitter that the company will provide "free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the United States", and ride-sharing service Lyft announced it would donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years.

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How Facebook Is Trying To Fight Fake News In Your News Feed

Well, to figure this out, Facebook started by categorizing pages to identify any pages that were posting spam or encouraging users to like, comment, and share posts. The company maintains that Pages on Facebook won't face any major issues due to the tweak in News Feed algorithm - some pages might see a minor increase in engagement and click through rates to their posts while others might witness a slight decrease.

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Super Mario Run Update Adds Easy Mode and Better Toad Rally Rewards

Compatibility with new events. Easy Mode will allow players to play levels without the threat of any deaths or time limits. Nintendo shared some figures about the performance of Super Mario Run , which debuted last December. We'll see how the release of Animal Crossing on mobile affects this growth when it releases, but the title has been delayed from its original March launch to the next financial year, which could be anything from April onward.

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Facebook's Delegated Recovery Method Tries to Improve Upon Two-Factor Authentication

He continued, "A way to recover access, using identities and services you trust", adding that the "process needs to be easy , secure, and respectful of your privacy". The encypted token means Facebook can't view the information on the token, and it won't share any information about you to the third-party website you're trying to regain access to.

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Facebook is reportedly working on a video app for Apple TV

The social network is working on a video app for set-top boxes, like the Apple TV, that would feature "TV-quality" shows licensed by the company, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal . Why this matters: Facebook's main source of revenue has been ads on its News Feed, but the company recently admitted that it has become harder to integrate more ad products into users' streams.

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White House uses Quebec mosque attack to justify travel ban

Surely Trudeau did not see the White House's recuperation of the Quebec City tragedy as fodder for its controversial entry ban coming. Early in the briefing, Spicer said referring to the order as a travel ban was incorrect and a falsehood about the statute that was being perpetuated by the news media.

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Slack launches its enterprise offering for large companies

Enterprise Grid , as the offering is called, tackles the challenges that have until now made it hard to use Slack on a large scale. "What's different is that at the organizational level, administrators can control permissions and configure integrations on a per-workspace basis", the post said.

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We would not exist without immigrants, Apple, Google tell Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out a message to employees that addressed his concern to Donald Trump's new executive order . "We're concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the USA", said the head of the internet giant.

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New FCC chief gets to work cutting back regs

The new president also made the pledged moratorium on new executive-agency regulations - at the Environmental Protection Agency, for instance - one of his first official actions, though such orders do not apply to independent agencies such as the FCC.

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Disney Shutting Down Club Penguin, Will Relaunch It as Mobile Game

For the players who have since aged out of the game, which is aimed at kids between six and 12, Club Penguin's imminent end marks the heartbreaking end of an era. From January 31 until March 29, 2017, current paid members can log in and enjoy full-unlimited access without being charged their recurring payment. If you now subscribe to the game, you should be getting an email with more information about the shutdown, including refund details.

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LG UltraFine 5K Display Discovered to Have Issues When Used Near Routers

I moved my router from the office to the living room and tested UltraFine 5K Display with my MacBook Pro on my desk and found that it stayed connected in this spot for the first time. Furthermore, the customer care executive also clarified that this issue was only restricted to LG's 5K monitors, and not any other displays in its portfolio.

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Tech firms call workers home, decry entry ban

Co-founder Sergey Brin, an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, reportedly joined protestors denouncing the move at the San Francisco International Airport. Immigration and global trade were issues discussed during that meeting. The report indicated that Trump responded positively by saying "let's fix that", though gave no specifics or promises.

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Lyft gains followers, #Deleteuber trends even after US$3M defence fund

The alliance was protesting at the airport from 6 p.m.to 7 p.m. and had called on drivers to not pick up passengers at the airport. Several travelers from the banned countries were detained at JFK Airport . It is now unclear how either company's announcement has affected business, but the backlash against Uber has continued to grow despite Uber CEO Travis Kalanick coming out against the travel ban.

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Last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII produced as one-off special

The pictured vehicle is the last of its kind, packing a long wheelbase and custom appointments. The last Rolls-Royce Phantom - or at least as we know it - will roll off the production ramps in Goodwood this week. The lambswool carpets have "wakes" cut into them, and the primary clock has a time-zone dial, which makes it sound like this auto will accompany its undoubtedly well-traveled owner around the world.

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MacBook Pro with Touch Bar banned from bar exam in multiple states

Students using the Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pro must raise their hands at the start of the exam session, so that an invigilator can come over and check the Touch Bar is properly disabled. It's unclear why ExamSoft and several state bar associations are concerned about the Touch Bar . Some developers have found ways to modify the Touch Bar , including getting video games like Doom to be played through the feature.

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Position Maintained by Amica Retiree Medical Trust

And a quick view of analyst notes show that 13 are rating the stock a buy while 8 rate CSCO a strong buy. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $34.00 target price on shares of Cisco Systems in a research note on Thursday, November 17th.

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Google's Pixel 2 happening soon, alongside a cheaper Pixel

Google Pixel 2 could also get a memory boost and get an upgrade from 4 GB of RAM to 6 GB of RAM. The Google Pixel came out previous year to challenge the other smartphones such as the Apple's iPhone 7 and the Samsung's Galaxy S7. But take nothing away from Pixel; Google's prime hardware attempt did featured top-notch features that made the device stand apart from the rest. As of writing this article, Google has yet to confirm or deny any of the speculations regarding retail price or the ...

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Don't judge Apple purely on iPhone sales

With a new federal administration at America's helm, Apple's forecasts of future tax benefits "will be an investor interest on the conference call", Raker wrote. Apple has not disclosed details, but analysts have speculated about potential new features including better haptic technology, wireless charging and a curved display that many believe will attract consumers who have begun to lose interest in smartphones.

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Iran to stop issuing visas to Americans - says foreign minister

Javad Zarif's statement was made in response to an order signed by the USA president, banning for 90 days entrance to the US for citizens of certain countries, mostly Muslim, - Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somali and Sudan. "The recent decision [made by] the United States of America includes illegal and irrational expectations which are against worldwide law", the ministry pointed out.

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Oppo unveils a budget smartphone with a 16MP front camera

The OPPO A57 is a selfie phone, well, in a way, it comes with a 16-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, 5P lens) front-facing camera, while its rear-facing camera is a 13-megapixel unit (f/2.2 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF), which seems inferior to the phone's selfie shooter, at least on paper.

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Microsoft 'shares the concerns' over Trump's executive orders

In the email , Smith spoke directly to the 76 Microsoft employees who are affected by the order, which bars citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the USA for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.

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Lego's new social network wants to keep bullies out

Tracking is also disabled for obvious reasons to do with men from the 1970s. The social platform children under the age of 13 share photos of their Lego creations, watch animated videos and participate in building challenges. Instead, avatars are Lego mini-figures and account names are random words. The app will also be released in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand in the coming months.

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Amazon pledges legal support to action against Trump travel ban

Washington state, where Amazon is headquartered, is the first to directly take on Trump's executive order. Bezos' company-wide email, reaffirmed the points in a note sent on Saturday by Amazon Vice President of Human Resources Beth Galetti that the Seattle-based internet retailer was committed to backing its employees around the globe with any travel issues.

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Phantom Dust HD Remaster Should Release on Xbox One Before E3

This means we should see it sometime before the month of June. Spencer then stated that the upcoming re-release " Should ship before E3 ". The game is a mix between a third-person shooter and card game. There are those who fear that with the arrival of Scorpio the current versions of Xbox will be left behind to become obsolete. In the case of the Xbox One, though? Some key parts of the game will be updated , and there will be Xbox Live support for the title's multiplayer.

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Twitter is bringing in 'long overdue' fixes to target harassment this week

Ed Ho tweeted - "We'll be rolling out a number of product changes in the days ahead". The details are still not clear about the changes which will be made, but according to VP of engineering, they will start with "long overdue fixes on mute/block" and stopping regular offenders from creating alternate accounts.

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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD): Analyst's Estimations

Let's have a look at some of the important valuation ratios of the Advanced Micro Devices , Inc. These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for AMD to be 80%. The stock stands almost -14.09% off versus the 52-week high and 489.5% away from the 52-week low. The company's P/E is 0 and Forward P/E ratio is 213.4.

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Brexit: MPs to start debate on bill triggering European Union departure

The Act of parliament, known as the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017, would allow Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. "Trump spoke very favourably of the fact that also other countries will want to break away from the European Union, and that he hoped for a disintegration of the European Union".

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Samsung DeX For Galaxy S8 Could Be Revolutionary

While these alleged sizes of the Galaxy S8 are not far from the current offerings of the line, it is suspected that they will look bigger because of the "infinity display". Samsung recently confirmed that it would not be launching the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. Be warned that this is just another of the many unconfirmed reports out there about these two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones.

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Wal-Mart starts free 2-day shipping

Wal-Mart had pushed ShippingPass, with a $49 annual membership fee, but it never took off. ShippingPass members will get a full refund. Customers must spend $35 for free two-day shipping to their homes, but there is no spending threshold for free two-day shipping to stores.


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