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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

As reported Friday by Emptywheel , a Shadow Brokers release from early January gave NSA officials notice of some of the exploit names obtained by the mysterious person or group and later included in Friday's release. Consumers using Windows PCs could be at risk, though experts say these kinds of tools are more commonly used to target businesses. TheShadowBrokers , which startled the security experts past year by releasing some of the NSA's hacking tools, has recently resumed pouring ...

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Is Apple self-driving vehicle software coming? DMV permit suggests so

Ending years of speculation, Apple's late entry into a crowded field was made official Friday with the disclosure that the California Department of Motor Vehicles had awarded a permit for the company to start testing its self-driving auto technology on public roads in the state.

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Apple enters self-driving vehicle race

Apple is now among the thirty or so companies that have a permit to test self-driving cars in the State of California. They will be testing the 2015 Lexus Rx 450 hybrid SUVs. It now seems that Apple is working in partnership to develop technology with an established manufacturer of motor vehicles. Although iPhone's ongoing popularity has helped Apple remain the world's most valuable company, the company hasn't had a breakthrough product since the 2010 debut of the iPad, now in the ...

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Mobile's network lets the Samsung Galaxy S8 achieve gigabit-level LTE speeds

According to the spokesperson who spoke to The Verge , the Microsoft Edition essentially adds Outlook and Cortana to the slate of apps bundled with the handset. Samsung has the smartphone with the best selling prospects (in the Western world) that's not an iPhone. The smaller 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 will come with a QuadHD Infinity display with 570 pixels per inch (ppi) along with 4GB RAM.

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Nintendo's first Switch sales numbers are out

If that weren't impressive enough, the consolemaker added that more Switch consoles were sold during its first month of availability than any other game system in Nintendo's history. For example, the Nintendo 2DS plays 3DS games and is cheaper but lacks the stereoscopic 3D technology that made the 3DS a hit in the first place. With the Switch, Nintendo has once again delivered a different type of console, a meshing of earlier models while still avoiding a confrontation with the PlayStation ...

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Nintendo Switch Online Server Maintenance Occurring Next Week

Before the Switch launched, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima affirmed the company expects to sell at least 2 million consoles across the globe in March alone. Nintendo is said to be releasing a smaller version of the Nintendo Switch , presumably named Switch Mini, in its next fiscal year. The company even plans to bring the traditional Monopoly to the console.

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Apple may start testing self-driving cars in California indicates permit

Late past year, Apple revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. This week, Apple was granted a permit for the testing of its autonomous vehicle , or self-drive auto, in California. Like others, Apple believes self-driving cars could ease congestion, prevent millions of crashes and save thousands of lives annually in traffic accidents often caused by drunk or distracted motorists.

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Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars

The publication reports that the company's permit covers three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs and 6 drivers who will be behind the wheel. Traditional carmakers such as Honda, Ford and Mercedes-Benz have also taken out permits to test autonomous vehicles in California, according the DMV's Friday release.

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Nintendo's New 'Zelda' for Switch Is Doing Better Than the Switch Itself

It's a different situation-the Switch is Nintendo's main console, and it could become the company's best selling game system of all time. Craziness. Nintendo attributed the unprecedented sales success for Breath of the Wild to fans who purchased two copies of the game... a limited edition to keep sealed and a standard edition to play.

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Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars: DMV

The development shows Apple is actively involved in self-driving auto testing to some degree regardless of whether or not Apple is still planning on developing an electric vehicle of its own. Prior to today's report, Apple partner Didi Chuxing opened its own self-driving lab near Apple in California. This morning it was discovered that Apple was on the list for road testing autonomous vehicle permits in California.

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Trio of former Hogs in National Basketball Association playoffs

Chris Paul scored 33 for the visitors. Though, Utah Jazz are now tied for the four seed in the West with the Los Angeles Clippers, with a record of 50-31. "Our destiny is in our hands", Clippers center DeAndre Jordan told reporters after Monday's 125-96 home win over Houston. Golden State's Stephen Curry is a lock to lead the league in three-pointers made for the fifth consecutive year, and his Warriors teammate Klay Thompson will finish second in that category for the fourth ...

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Next Professor Layton Game To Release Worldwide in July

In the latest Nintendo Direct livestream, the company confirmed the Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone's Conspiracy release date as July 20 on 3DS, iOS and Android. From all appearances, the gameplay of Mystery Journey is identical to the DS games you know and love, just played with your finger instead of a stylus.

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US Bomb Death Toll Rises to 94

In the latest major counter-terrorism efforts, the USA military in Afghanistan used the massive GBU-43 bomb to destroy the tunnels network and other key hideouts and centers of ISIS terrorist group in the restive Achin district. The area in remote Achin district, close to the Pakistani border, is considered one of the main redoubts of a militant group estimated to number from 600 to 800 fighters.

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After Samsung S8, iPhone 8 may move fingerprint sensor to back

The device is said to feature a glass body and edge-to-edge OLED display that includes an integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor and front-facing camera. The Galaxy S8's Infinity Display is a sight to behold, but the iPhone 8 could take the look-ma-no-bezels crown, if this stunning leaked prototype makes it into shoppers' hands this fall.

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Yes, Black Ops 2 is now backwards-compatible on Xbox One

The game's branching storylines, dictated by the actions of the player during Strike Force missions sprinkled throughout the campaign, changed the game's ending by tilting its US/China Cold War one way or the other. This is perhaps the most technically demanding Call of Duty game of the last generation. This part of Black Ops II , set in 2025, introduces a number of futuristic technologies that has since appeared in a number of Call of Duty games since.

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With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message

Since devices began catching fire and exploding following the Note7 launch a year ago, Samsung has been working with carriers to get as many phones returned as possible. The company says it will first consult regulatory authorities and carriers and assess local demand. While it's hard to know exactly what happened with the battery issues, the speculation that the phone was rushed to production seems to have merit, Dawson said.

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Another View: More reversals from Trump on Russian Federation

The German foreign minister, for example , said of the 2 percent goal on March 31: "I don't know any German politician who would claim that is reachable nor desirable". military. "In my conversation with the President-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships". The only thing that surprises me is people who are surprised by this.

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Apple joins race to design self-driving cars

The California permit covers three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs, and six drivers, the DMV said. Under California law, self-driving cars that are being tested must have a person in them who can take over if anything goes wrong. Most other companies holding the testing permit are technology start-ups. DMV rules require that a human driver always be seated in the auto even if it is on autonomous driving mode.

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Delta could offer passengers close to $10000 to give up their seats

If a crew member arrives less than 60 minutes before the doors close, tough luck. they have to take a later flight. Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet.

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Cristiano Ronaldo once again rises to the occasion

Bayern should have been 2-0 up at the break, but Arturo Vidal, who headed the hosts into a first-half lead, skied a penalty. It proved a costly miss as Ronaldo swept in an equaliser two minutes into the second half before Bayern's defensive midfielder Javi Martinez picked up two quick cautions to leave the home side a player down for the final half-hour.

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Samsung Bixby will not be fully ready yet at launch

Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive on April 21 along with its new mobile features. While Samsung didn't give the BBC a launch date for English Bixby , the Journal's source stated a late-May date was likely. In this week's episode of The iPhone Show, I compare the actual Samsung Galaxy S8 with all the rumored features of the forthcoming iPhone 8. Bixby will also be able to learn a user's routine and pull the most important information and tasks from different apps onto a single screen.

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Fallout 4 VR Will Revolutionize the Industry, According to AMD VP

Will Fallout 4 VR be so groundbreaking that it's the " Mario " of the medium? Taylor likened it Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog in how both games shaped the early days of consoles, as well as influence countless games that would later come to each of their respective console families.

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North Korea prepares 'pre-emptive strike' in wake of U.S. 'recklessness'

Wang's comments mirrored a warning from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affair's Institute for Disarmament and Peace, which said "thermonuclear war may break out any moment". Pyongyang tested two ballistic missiles in the previous year, and claims it is close to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile and nuclear warhead that could reach the US.

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Large US firms stashed $1.6 trillion in tax havens: Oxfam

The report found a network of least 1,751 corporate subsidiaries in tax havens around the world, including Panama, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. Five companies, General Electric, Verizon Communications, Comcast, AT&T and Exxon Mobil, account for approximately a quarter of all lobbying on tax by the top 50 companies.

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Trudeau Says Vimy Ridge Symbolizes Peace On Centennial Of Battle

The battle marked the first time all four Canadian divisions fought together side-by-side during the war, advancing together on the heavily fortified ridge. Yet Canadians displayed a strength of character and commitment to one another that is still evident today. More than 15,000 Canadian soldiers stormed the 7 km long ridge, nearly 4,000 were killed and another 7,000 were wounded.

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Celebrating Easter in peace and harmony

Time after time they gave their lives for the cause. Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. That's good news for a hurting world. Easter wasn't always a Christian holiday, however. We cannot erase our guilt, nor can we overcome our sins by our good deeds.

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Russian, Iranian presidents denounce United States strikes against Syria

Thursday's strike "was related exclusively to the most recent horrific use of chemical weapons", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. Tomahawk missiles. Graham also argued Sunday that the United States is "relying too much" on the Kurds in that region to defeat ISIS and that additional USA troops would attract more regional fighters in that effort.

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"Self-Service Refunds" Will Launch Soon for Xbox One and Windows 10

Refunds are a hot topic in the console realm, and Microsoft has taken the preemptive strike against Sony by offering refunds on digital Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games and/or apps. Steve Wright, aka Stevivor: A Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, freelance journalist, owner of this very site, ice hockey player/fan, beer drinker and tech trainer.

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Galaxy S8 won't have Bixby voice function at launch

The Wall Street Journal , citing sources, reported that internal tests conducted at Samsung revealed Bixby's voice recognition performance in English lagged behind its form in Korean. At the S8 launch in March, Samsung execs said they envisioned Bixby as a conduit that will allow users to control their connected devices in the Samsung Connect app with their voice alone.

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Ravi Venkatesan made co-chairman

Venkatesan's elevation is perceived to be the outcome of disagreements between Infosys founders led by NR Narayana Murthy and the company's board headed by R Seshasayee. A few months ago, Murthy had upped the ante over the high severance package offered to CFO Rajiv Bansal , flagging corporate governance concerns at the board level.

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Behold, the Galaxy S8... Microsoft Edition?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is Samsung's answer to the Note 7 issue from past year so they went all out for people to move on from that debacle and focus on the latest one. A fingerprint scanner is located on the back portion of the device, next to the camera. At $149.99, the DeX Station costs the same as HP's Desk Dock for its Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship .

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First trailer for 'Star Wars

A trailer has been released for the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The new trailer opens with a shot of Rey, played by actress Daisy Ridley, on a remote island where she encountered Skywalker in the last scene of " The Force Awakens ".

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Samsung's biggest challenge now is Google software, not Apple hardware

Samsung has recently released its new DeX accessory, which has been designed for the Samsung S8. Researcher Counterpoint says Samsung could sell as many as 53 million S8s this year, which it says compares with fewer than 50 million S7s sold in 2016.

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Samsung Pay debuts in India

Since the Samsung Pay is not exactly a cross-platform feature one needs to own a Samsung device. Card tokenisation ensures that your actual card information is not leaked or stolen. Note that there were reports that the company will be bringing in Samsung Pay to its mid-range smartphones to increase penetration in the country. Support and compatibility for both devices and banks vary between countries.

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Meet Bixby, Samsung's Personal Assistant That Doesn't Pretend To Be Alexa

In doing so, Samsung seeks to end the confusion many users have on what works and doesn't work by voice command. "We do have a bold vision of revolutionizing the human-to-machine interface, but that vision won't be realized overnight", senior vice president Injong Rhee wrote in a blog post .


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