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ZeniMax Oculus Lawsuit Claims Oculus VR Destroyed Evidence

The company claims that when programmer John Carmack left their employ, he took trade secrets which helped in Oculus' creation of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Luckey then started the virtual reality company Oculus, which raised $2.4 million for the Rift headset in a Kickstarter campaign. "Luckey lacked the training, expertise, resources, or know-how to create commercially viable VR technology", ZeniMax argues in its amended complaint.

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Newly evidence may help ID hijacker D.B. Cooper

A powerful electron microscope found more than 100,000 particles on old the JCPenny tie, including cerium, strontium sulfide and pure titanium. At the time, they noted, the element was used extensively by the military in aircraft and helicopters.

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Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Microsoft says its Windows 10 Anniversary Update squashes more exploit delivery chains than ever. The tech company has not released specific details on how it fine-tunes your system but Microsoft has said that it will reveal more information in the coming months.

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Refusing to sign Paris communique, United Kingdom warns summit could 'harden positions'

Some 70 countries attended the talks and both sides were urged not to pursue unilateral action that could damage negotiations. But the Palestinian leader, Mahmound Abbas, approved of the conference, saying he will meet the French shortly to discuss the next steps.

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Don't miss Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The image shows a reddish long-lived storm called the Oval BA below the Great red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a massive, spinning storm in the atmosphere of Jupiter, just like a hurricane on Earth. This wonderful image is of Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. "We are hoping students and whole classrooms will get involved and join our team", Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said in December 2015.

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Cleveland's Week Ahead Will Be Warm and Rainy

Lows in the upper 40s. View the current weather at The Washington Post headquarters. Even though it shows several degrees above freezing, sometimes the computer models predict temperatures that end up warmer than reality during this type of atmospheric setup.

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Almost 100 false killer whales stranded off Southwest Florida

According to the NOAA , the death toll is at a staggering 81 with only one whale now being declared alive at this point, and 13 unaccounted for. The National Park Service is asking that aircraft not fly over the area and that boats stay away from the area.

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Microsoft's lates mobile patent may provide next-generation Surface device clues

The user would be able to easily switch from tablet to smartphone mode, with the screen being placed on the exterior of the device. The patent , awarded on January 10th, features plenty of imagery to explain Microsoft's vision. The Microsoft patent also imagines devices that would have two hinges and three foldable parts. "If a larger display device is desired, a user may also purchase a tablet to answer emails, browser the Internet, and so on".

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New Mexicans grapple with threat of Obamacare repeal

As recently as last week, Republican leadership said that it would take time - weeks or even months - to replace the massive health care law that now gave coverage to an additional 20 million people and impacts one-sixt of the nation's economy.

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No backdoor snooping in WhatsApp, claims the company

On January 13th 2017, the Guardian published an article alleging the presence of a security backdoor in the messaging platform, which would allow Facebook and government agencies to snoop on users messages. Perhaps more worrying is Facebook's ability to take advantage of this, as they can generate a new public key to read messages, if they so choose. However, WhatsApp can force the generation of new encryption keys for offline users and make the sender re-encrypt messages with new keys and ...

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Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

He was a pilot on Gemini IX in 1966 and became the second American to walk in space. The Apollo 17 astronaut was the commander of the NASA's final manned lunar mission in 1972. According to NASA , he was a retired United State Navy Captain who began his career through the Navy ROTC Program at Purdue University. Cernan and his wife, Jan Nanna Cernan, had three daughters and one grandchild.

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Nuisance calls: BT records more than 31 million in one week

United Kingdom operator BT announced a new service aimed at reducing the amount of unsolicited marketing customers its customers receive. To do this, you can simply dial 1572 after receiving a nuisance call, or by registering the incriminating number online.

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The World's Most Popular Password is 123456, Study Reveals

Keeper compiled the list by scouring 10 million passwords leaked in data breaches. Other popular passwords included easy-to-crack, overused strings such as "123456789", " qwerty ", "11111" and, of course, "password". "Website operators that permit such flimsy protection are either reckless or lazy". Take a look at the top 25 common passwords of 2016 at Keeper Security's blog here.

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Brady on Thomas criticism: 'I love Earl . . . Wish him the best'

But how does Houston , which lost 27-0 in Week 3 to a Patriots team without Brady, go about beating a team that is one of the biggest favorites in playoff history? He became the first player in National Football League playoff history to have a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game.

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Ford expected to recall all Kugas in South Africa due to fires

While original reports indicated that 6300 vehicles were affected, Ford's investigation has narrowed that number down to 4556 1.6-litre EcoBoost models that were built between December 2012 and February 2014. Nemeth refused to reveal the cost of the recall to Ford, which will replace affected components on the cooling system, update software and conduct tests on cylinder heads.

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You can go to China if you want - Wenger told Arsenal star

Although both of Iwobi's efforts on target ended up in the net thanks to help from two Swansea players, Wenger will no doubt, be pleased by the winger's overall performance and character. After a somewhat even opening exchange, the Gunners took the lead with less than ten minutes remaining of the first half courtesy of another strike from in-form Olivier Giroud.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe won't feature any new race circuits

The Battle Mode we all know and love from previous Mario Kart's is back along with new playable characters and new weapons. According to Nintendo Everything , the Switch announcement confirmed 48 tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe . For the first time ever, the game will run at a attractive 1080p, 60fps. This includes all separate DLC, but no new circuits will be added. Meanwhile, players are encouraged not to lose hope as it is expected that the new tracks will arrive through ...

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GST: Consensus on dual control reached, says Arun Jaitley

Addressing the media, after the GST meet, Jaitley said all the ministers of the states present have agreed for consensus except the minister of West Bengal. Interated-GST or IGST deals with levy on inter-state supply (including stock transfers) of goods or services. Assessees with an annual turnover of more than Rs 1.5 crore will be shared in a 50:50 ratio.

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BMW SA to escape effects of Trump's 35% duty threat

Asked what Trump could do to make sure German customers bought more American cars, Gabriel commented: "Build better cars". During an interview with German newspaper Bild , Trump ended up criticising the carmakers based in Germany for not making sufficient cars in the United States.

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SpaceX launches Iridium NEXT satellites

SpaceX aims to launch 27 rockets in 2017, more than triple the eight flights the privately held firm managed in 2016, according to a report on Friday in the Wall Street Journal. SpaceX enjoyed a textbook success with the launch of a 10-satellite cargo for telco Iridium on January 14th. In the meantime, congratulations to SpaceX for getting the planet underneath them once again.

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Investigations into Galaxy Note 7 explosions have concluded, but results are conflicting

And the next smartphone in the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S8, is also said to be equally certified. Coming to the features the new Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport, current reports talk about the handset getting Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 835 System-on-chip.

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Apple kicks off AirPods TV campaign despite limited product availability

Looking to keep that momentum going, Apple earlier today released four new AirPods ads on its YouTube channel. Two of the ads are focused on AirPod features, like Siri and instant pairing, while the third ad is centered on showcasing the device's design.

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Nintendo Switch: Hands on with Nintendo's fascinating new console

Breath of the Wild is now confirmed to release this coming March along with the upcoming Nintendo Switch. The Switch version of the game is said to look crisper and benefits from increased load times due to the cartridge-based nature of the console.

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Pauline Hanson has been invited to Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration

But while the likes of Charlotte Church, 2 Chainz , Moby , Elton John and Broadway singer Jennifer Holliday have publicly stated they won't be going to Trump's party, Hanson is stoked. "On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating, I will be organizing and preparing for resistance". "But then Trump calls management", he continues.

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Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

All we know is that Nintendo is planning to deliver two million units worldwide during the console's launch month. For now, gamers will continue to pick at numerous individual specs and features of the Switch, but by March 3, it will matter very little - all it will take are a few strong games and an enjoyable, memorable experience, and the Switch will do just fine.

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Japan Fails to Launch Mini-rocket due to Communication Failure

The craft then plunged into the ocean southeast of JAXA's Uchinoura Space Center, on Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's 4 main islands. JAXA's mini rocket , which is a modified version of a larger SS-520 machine that debuted 18 years ago, clearly needs some work, but once the creases are ironed out, the space agency hopes to attract attention from companies around the world on the hunt for for efficient and economical satellite launch vehicles.

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Digital Foundry disappointed by the household performance of Nintendo Switch

The Switch only comes with 32 GB of internal storage, which is significantly scant if one ponders how large games have weighed around for the past few years. Yet the Switch will only have 5 of those games at launch, leading many to take a wait-and-see approach to Nintendo's new device rather than scramble to preorder it.

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My Favorite Switch Game Is a Very Weird Brawler

It will be termed as the Super Mario Odyssey. The new Cursed Tiki Temple Level Pack promises to take players on an all-new adventure, unlocking more than 100 new offerings for their Skylanders Imaginators . And finally, we have come across an official statement relating to the unveiling of the hybrid gaming console. This is also bearing in mind that the internal storage will be consumed in some degree by the Switch's OS and the like, giving you less storage to start with.

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We Played 6 Ridiculous 1, 2 Switch Minigames

GameStop did not specify the size of its allotment or how many preorders it has sold; a statement from the company said it is "working closely with Nintendo to get additional Nintendo Switch units". Developers will release other 12 titles for the Switch throughout the year, with eight of them coming out at a later date in March or during the Spring.

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Titanfall's Mobile Game Frontline Has Been Cancelled

The statement, which was also added to the Titanfall: Frontline website , also gave reasons behind the game's cancellation. Particle City - the studio founded by Respawn's boss Vince Zampella - did note however that they weren't completely walking away from the idea of a mobile Titanfall game.

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Father of 5 held for raping minors

The accused rapist targeted over 500 minors in a period of 12 years and carried out the ghastly act not only in Delhi but also in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. According to reports by CNN News 18, the accused, who assaulted dozens of girls, has confessed to his crimes and is quoted saying, "I preyed on kids and enjoyed it".

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Nintendo Switch sold out at GameStop; good luck finding it elsewhere

Some still have accessories and games available for preorder. Players can sign up to eight Switch comforts together on a same local network, implying that Nintendo is indeed promising to enable big groups to play together. A separate Dock will cost $89.99, while one Joy-Con will cost $49.99. The only major drawback to the system's release will be the launch titles. The good news is that yes, the Nintendo Switch will indeed be region-free as confirmed by the Nintendo of America ...

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Cold wave tightens grip over J&K

He said it was the season's coldest night in Srinagar so far. The MeT Office has forecast fairly widespread to widespread rains or snow with heavy falls at isolated places over the next two days. "Jammu city recorded 6 degree Celsius, Katra 4.8 degrees Celsius, Bhaderwah minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, Batote witnessed 0.5 degrees Celsius and Bannihal recorded minus 2.8 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature".

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Noonan joins Kenny at World Economic Forum in Davos

The Prime Minister attended the World Economic Summit on invitation a year ago too, and the worldwide ties he forged at the summit had been beneficial for Sri Lanka's future economic development programs, a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office stated.

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DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points, Raptors rout Knicks 116-101

Norman Powell added 21 points off the bench in the win. The loss drops the Knicks to 18-23 and after a drama-filled week, was the last thing they needed. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are now 9.5-point home favorites over the Knicks after opening as a 10.5-point favorite.


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