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US FCC chairman to step down, handing GOP a majority

Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai is expected to be named acting chairman when Trump takes office, but the president-elect and his transition team have not given details on the makeup of the FCC under the new administration. "I am deeply grateful to the President for giving me this opportunity", Wheeler noted in a statement . Until today, the only question was whether Wheeler would remain on the commission temporarily in order to preserve a 2-2 split between Democrats and Republicans.

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Apple's 'AirPods' won't be available for Christmas

However, it was evident as the months went on that there were a few issues, and now that we are in December, Apple finally released their new wireless headphones. The cable-free earbuds are the first to feature Apple's new proprietary W1 chip, that makes for nearly instantaneous pairing with Apple devices and knows both when the AirPods are in your ear and when you start using a different Apple device.

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Meagan Good to star in 'Foxy Brown' series produced by husband

Originally played by the legendary Pam Grier in the 1974 film, the badass female hero defined a generation of women who finally saw themselves onscreen not needing the protection of a man. "The series is being written by Malcolm Spellman ('Empire) and Ben Watkins ( 'Hand of God "). Drew Comins will serve as a co-executive producer. In addition to starring, Good will serve as producer for the series with her husband, producer Franklin, will executive produce via his Franklin ...

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Titles Announced For Godzilla, Pacific Rim Sequels

As Collider noted , set photos of John Boyega have seen him in character rushing through the ruins of of Kaiju attacks, while first film director Guillermo Del Toro still teased that with no more monsters to fight and a surplus of Jaeger technology lying around, a new war might have broken out.

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Shenmue III Pre-Orders for PC Going Live on Thursday

Shenmue 3 is the true sequel to the classic open world action RPG games, Shenmue and Shenmue 2. Boom! So we know that soon after new year celebrations we can look forward to new footage of Shenmue III . My life has become Shenmue both day and night, and I'm happy'. There's still a good chance that Shenmue III won't be out in 2017, but there is clearly still progress being made.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis production-spec model spotted

Just last year, the Swift Dzire had received a new facelift and now, it looks like Maruti Suzuki is all geared up to launch the new generation of the auto by the next year. The new Swift will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 84 BHP and 114 Nm of torque while the diesel variant will get a 1.3-litre DDiS unit that produces 74 BHP and 190 Nm of torque.

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Senior Housing Properties Trust (SNH) is Downgraded by Wells Fargo to Underperform

Analyst's ratings play a vital role in defining a stock's performance for the day. Analysts have consensus one year price target of $49.12. JMP Securities reissued a hold rating on shares of Medical Properties Trust in a research note on Monday, November 28th.

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Netflix support added to Google Home

Now, in addition to YouTube videos, you can stream any movie or TV series from Netflix to the TV, using just your voice*. Google is adding support for Netflix and Google Photos on Home. You can even control your media with commands like "Pause this episode", without lifting a finger. The photo integration has also been officially announced with Google Photos and Google Home working together.

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Platinum Wireless Headset - Crafting 3D Audio for Uncharted 4 trailer

According to the company, the next generation of its headset lineup will be available for purchase on 16th January 2017, although at a hefty price tag of $160/£130. The headset also has 50mm drivers for clarity and deep bass. A "variety of upcoming games" will also support 3D Audio, including MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy , and Days Gone .

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Panasonic P88 smartphone with triple LED flash launched; priced at Rs 9290

The smartphone comes with a metal frame in the middle and a textured finish at the back. Pankaj Rana, Panasonic India Business Head said "We are releasing the best Smartphone with excellent specifications along with in the budget, and for selfie lovers, we are giving front flash".

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Microsoft Edge Browser to Follow the Suit by Ditching Flash by Default

Both Google and Microsoft have opted to whitelist a set of popular sites that rely on Flash. "If you once have authorized Flash Player to take your photo, use your mic, or use it to video chat from a secure site, it had already granted access to the insecure origin also", Yibelo explained .

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Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

He put it this way: "We want you to keep going with the incredible innovation" and said , "We will be there for you". "The hope and expectation is that a little bit of education around what are the special ingredients for a strong tech sector in the USA - immigration, tax reform, infrastructure - these are all gonna be areas [Silicon Valley leaders] are going to speak to the administration about".

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Shrug, facepalm and bacon among new emojis for Apple iOS 10.2

It includes a new "TV" app, which is created to serve as an Apple-designed TV guide that aims to simplfy the television-watching experience and help users discover new TV shows and movies to watch. This will enable you to save and preserve your last mode. And don't worry - as we ride the rest of this year out, Apple has given us something (along with a tissue - another new emoji ) that you might need along the way: whiskey.

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Sexy Beaches? Florida lawmaker in suit over Pitbull contract

Gov. Rick Scott lambasted the contract in a series of tweets posted Tuesday. Pitbull's duties included things like filming the video for his single "Sexy Beaches" on an actual Florida beach, and using the hashtag #LoveFL. VISIT Florida lawyer Amy Schrader wrote in a November 5 letter to the Orlando Sentinel the agency's direct-support role to Enterprise Florida leaves it under unique status exempt from public records law.

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Euro 2016 tops Ireland's Google searches

Trump was the most searched person globally, followed in second by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in sixth. The Olympics, Melbourne Cup and Pokemon Go were of particular interest, as well as scores for the Australian Open , AFL and Super Rugby .

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Evernote's new privacy policy raises eyebrows

Evernote is allowing customers to opt out of its machine learning. Of course, Evernote employees might have to read notes to deal with bugs and abuse, but aren't those problems already covered by the "protect against potential spam, malware or other security concerns" language? But when it announced this move with a new privacy policy that goes into effect January 24, 2017, the company also pointed out something that many users hadn't realized: Evernote staffers will sometimes look at ...

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Ilkay Gundogan ruled out for several months, Pep Guardiola claims

Gundogan dislocated his right knee cap last spring and spent several months in recovery prior to joining City, whose boss Guardiola expects more bad news for the player. Zabaleta is out of contract at the end of the current season and not expected to remain with the club, but Guardiola paid tribute to the veteran Argentinian defender.

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Palmer confirmed as first female board member for New Zealand Rugby

Three-time World Cup victor and World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Farah Palmer has been chosen as the first female board member in the history of New Zealand Rugby (NZR), the organisation has announced. New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew lauded the agreement as a further demonstration of NZR's holistic approach to player careers which goes far beyond writing out cheques.

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Hat-trick hero Rondon heads into the record books

Rondon squandered the best chance of a tepid first-half at the Hawthorns, but was on hand to become only the second player in Premier League history to score a trio of headers early in the second half. They have yet to lose a game when the Venezuelan has scored. Swansea's resolve was broken five minutes after the restart, though, with Rondon rising highest to plant a firm header into the right-hand corner after connecting with Matty Phillips' free-kick.

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Gritty Liufau leads No. 9 Colorado into Pac-12 title game

When they took the field for the second half, Liufau returned at quarterback, only to throw interceptions on his first two possessions - both to game MVP Taylor Rapp, who returned the first for a touchdown - to essentially seal Colorado's fate.

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Trump And Technology Executives Try To Reconcile Rough Relationship

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said by email that the president-elect "looks forward to meeting with this important group of industry leaders and true innovators". Three of Trump's adult children were also present. "He's a businessman; I don't think he will do anything to jeopardize (the tech industry)". Former Google executive Chris Sacca, now a tech investor, argues that industry leaders should have steered clear of the meeting altogether.

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Man City beats Watford 2-0, brings some relief to Guardiola

The midfielder appeared to twist his knee in a tackle and, despite a determined effort, was unable to run off the knock. "I'm so sad for Ilkay [Gundogan] as it looks like we'll be without him for a long time - we will know more tomorrow but it doesn't look good".

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Another around of snow, plus bitter cold, for upstate NY

The forecast also calls for periods of snow through Saturday in the mountains, where a winter weather advisory remains in place until 5 a.m. Thursday. The snow will likely develop around midnight over the Delmarva Peninsula and push its way into South Jersey and central Jersey as a blast of Arctic air flows into the region, the National Weather Service said.

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Trump team disavows survey seeking names of climate workers

Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Christine Todd Whitman, who served under former Republican President George W. Bush, said if she were a civil employee in the Energy Department the survey would make her "very nervous". The questionnaire raised alarm for singling out climate scientists, and was criticized by some members of Congress and the White House. The Trump team also asked which programs are "essential to meeting the goals of President Obama's Climate Action Plan".

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Loss of penis bones blamed on monogamy, quick sex

A new UCL study examines how the baculum (penis bone) evolved in mammals and explores its possible function in primates and carnivores-groups where many species have a baculum, but some do not. " With the reduced competition for mates, you are less likely to need a baculum ", Kit Opie , a leading scientist in the study, told The Guardian .

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Abandoning the Electoral College would fatally wound democracy

A handful of members of the Electoral College are demanding an intelligence briefing on whether the government is investigating links between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The Montana Legislature could amend our electoral law to read, "I agree to serve and to mark my ballots in accordance with the national popular vote".

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Panasonic unveils automated store checkout machine

Self-service checkout kiosks have been around for years around the world, but a growing number of companies have been pushing to advance retail automation. But what Panasonic is talking about goes further than current self-checkout into the realm of fully automated checkout, and what could be easier than that? "We need a good solution also for customers who wouldn't like a completely digitalised system", Yasuyuki Fukui, a Panasonic business-development executive, told WSJ .

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'Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign underway for holidays

Officials say there will be more checkpoints as well as an increase in patrols. MA police and state highway officials have unveiled a new education campaign and enforcement effort against impaired driving. The societal cost associated with these crashes is estimated to be $37 billion annually. Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend for a ride home.

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Notable Analysts Assessment of Stocks: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Medtronic plc (MDT)

Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. purchased a new stake in Starbucks Corp . during the second quarter valued at approximately $14,354,000. Vetr upgraded shares of Starbucks Corp . Finally, analysts shed their light over the CAH price targets; maintaining price high target of 97.00 while at average the price target was 80.38 in contrast with the current price of 73.75.

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LG outs new 32UD99 and 34UM79M 4k Monitors heading to CES 2017

Though it's increasingly common to find HDR support in TVs, LG is venturing into courageous new territory by including it in the monitor. Featuring an elegant, stunning profile, the 32UD99 turns heads even when powered off. For added convenience at home or away, the LG Mobile+ Monitor application allows users to control numerous monitor's settings such as input, volume, aspect ratio, PBP/PIP, etc.

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Tech workers pledge to never help Trump build Muslim registry

Thousands of Muslims and activists in the U.S. marched near the White House on Monday in a final effort to convince outgoing President Barack Obama to permanently dismantle an existing Muslim registry program known as NSEERS before Trump enters office.

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Who reached the South Pole first? Expedition celebrated with today's Google Doodle

Amundsen and a subset of the crew made the final trek to the South Pole in December 1911, beating the British party led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott by five weeks. Amundsen's first expedition route consisted of covering more distance over the Ross Ice Shelf than Scott, meaning that less of the journey was at the altitude of the Polar Plateau.

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Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) Receives $102.48 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Wynn Resorts , Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) traded 3.36 Million shares and was closed at $91.50 per share. 2 given Buy rating to the stock whereas 2 analysts given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 11 analysts given HOLD rating. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $103.60. Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) has reportedly discontinued contributions to Planned Parenthood after customers complained of the chain's support of the abortion provider.

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SpaceX Delays First Manned NASA Launch to 2018 from 2017

Along with SpaceX , Boeing is also planning a flight test for its Crew Space Transportation (CST-100) in June ahead of a crewed mission in August. The first crewed flights of those vehicles were supposed to take place in 2017, but the program has experienced numerous timeline slips.

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Chelsea icon Gianfranco Zola appointed Birmingham manager

Rowett was controversially sacked on Wednesday morning at the club's St. Andrew's Stadium, barely 12 hours after the 2-1 home win over Ipswich which lifted Birmingham into seventh place, and he leaves after an impressive two-year period working on a limited budget.


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