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Google announces three new Daydream VR games coming soon to Play Store

There'll be a Transformers action-fighting game, called Transformers: Forged to Fight which will of course feature the usual roster of familiar Transformers names including Optimus Prime, Megatron and other Autobots and Decepticons. The algorithm that automatically promotes some games and apps on Google Play will no longer judge games by download count and average rating alone; user engagement metrics will now be taken into account, with games being rewarded for causing high initial ...

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Percent of Wildfires Caused by Humans

The Southeast is a hot spot for human-triggered wildfires. Image credit: Ted S. Warren / AP / Business Insider " There can not be a fire without a spark", said Jennifer Balch , Director of CU Boulder's Earth Lab and an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and lead author of the new study .

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AT&T Lowers Price of Unlimited Data Plans

Under this plan, two lines start at $115 per month, which each additional line or device costing $20 more per month. Like the previous plan, speeds may be slowed in congested areas when customers pass the 22GB mark. Presumably, additional lines will still cost $40 per month. You can add tablets or hotspots for $20 per device per month or smartwatches for $10 per device per month.

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FelCor Lodging Trust Clarifies Background on Ashford Hospitality Trust Proposal

Glacier Peak Capital LLC decreased its stake in shares of Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (NYSE:AHT) by 62.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ashford Hospitality Trust had a negative net margin of 1.42% and a negative return on equity of 2.73%. FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated is now showing 156.2% EPS growth this year.

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Nokia 3310 Phone Is Back In The Market: 10 Things To Know

The new version will bring back its predecessor's popular "Snake" game and distinctive ringtones, said Arto Nummela, the head of Finnish start-up HMD Global which will produce the phone under a licensing agreement with Nokia . "We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!" Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, added.

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It's confirmed! First tourists to moon will be sent by 2018

NASA has announced that it has started working on a new feasibility study to assess both the advantages and dangers of building up a crew of astronauts for the launch of both the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft.

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MWC 2017: Gionee Launches A1 And A1 Plus Selfie Focused Smartphones

A1 Plus features a 6-inch full-HD In-cell display , runs on MTK Helio P25 processor paired with 4GB of RAM , has 64GB of memory that can be expanded up to 256GB and houses 4,550mAh battery . You have support for microSD card as well. There's AF, an aperture of f/2.0 and LED flash, but the standard Gionee A1 only manages a single 13MP lens on the back.

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CloudPets connected toy data leak makes personal voice messages public

There haven't been reports of data leaking from the Cayla doll, but fears of exposing children's personal information have been percolating for a few years now. Motherboard added that researchers were able to guess the URLs where the recordings parents had sent were stored, and in some cases, could have listened to them easily.

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Buffett Changes Tone on Bank of America

Berkshire previously bought shares in Q3 and Q4, when Apple was hit by fears of slowing smartphone sales. Quarterly operating profit fell 6 per cent to US$4.38billion, or US$2,665 per share, from US$4.67 billion, or US$2,843 pershare.

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The Mysterious Case Of The Missing Metallic Hydrogen

In one , Goncharov says the results don't match the conclusion-the researchers saw a shiny material in the cell, but didn't track whether there was actually hydrogen present the whole time. In their experiments, Silvera and Dias squeezed a tiny hydrogen sample at 495 gigapascal (GPa), or more than 71.7 million pounds per square inch, which is greater than the pressure at the center of the Earth.

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Rio's carnival in full swing with elite samba school parades

Police have launched an investigation but the wet slippery conditions inside the stadium at the time due to drizzle is being considered as one possible explanation. The samba school said she was not injured. "We are even more shocked than you all are", he told journalists. For more than eight hours, 19,200 musicians and dancers paraded on the track, either on foot or riding one of the 36 awesome floats that moved at the rhythm of the samba, on a night that began with a downpour and the bad ...

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Xiaomi Mi 5c unveiled with Surge S1, company's first in-house SoC

As for photography, the 12-megapixel f/2.2 main camera features an unnamed sensor with 1.25um pixels, which is larger than the common 1.12um offerings on many recent phones but will no doubt be hindered by that slower aperture; not to mention the lack of optical stabilization as well.

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Alibaba's India e-commerce bet to start with Paytm Mall

Something which has been in works for several months has taken form - through a separate web platform and mobile app. "In our journey to become the preferred e-commerce platform for Indians, the launch of the Paytm Mall app is an important step as it connects consumers with trusted sellers".

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OnePlus to skip '4' might launch OnePlus 5 with dual edge display

One possible explanation for the decision is that the number four is considered bad luck in China, because the word is nearly homophonous with the word for "death" or "decease". The highlight of the OnePlus 5 is expected to be its 23MP rear camera that combined with the 830/835 is expected to provide better shooting performance and imagery.

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NASA planning to send first ever robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

Further NASA scientists are also looking for an answer to the question of how is solar wind gets its speed. However, it will be the first attempt to send a probe to the Sun located almost 100 million miles far from earth. The robotic spacecraft is slated to get within six million kilometres of the blazing star to probe its atmosphere. To carry out this aim, the SPP will hurtle around the sun at approximately 450,000mph (720,000kph), enduring the intense heat using a 4.5-inch-thick (11.43 cm) ...

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It's back, the Nokia 3310

IT'S BACK! The new version of the Nokia 3310. It is about half the thickness of the original and has 10 times the talk time, with 22 hours , and twice the standby time: one month a duration nearly unheard-of in 2017. In terms of cameras , the devices gets a 2MP primary camera with LED Flash; the Nokia 3310 (2017) also features a 1200mAh removable battery . The rumours are true: the bestselling phone of the early 00s, the Nokia 3310 , is making a comeback, complete with the game ...

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Video shows White Helmets pulling victims from rubble minutes after winning Oscar

Netflix is "thrilled" that the documentary "The White Helmets " which it distributes about rescue workers in war-torn Syria picked up an Oscar , the head of the United States video streaming service said Monday. "The world stands with the white helmets ". Khaled was a part of a team that included director Orlando von Einsiedel Franklin Dow , director of photography, and producer Joanna Natasegara who made the Netflix short documentary The White Helmets .

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Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY), KeyCorp. (NYSE:KEY)

The stock touched its 52-Week High on Jul 13, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Dec 20, 2016. (NYSE:AUY) stock moving to $4.623 within the next year. When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 6.20% whereas Month Volatility is at 4.00%.

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Trump Mocks Democrats' Election of New Party Chief

Alan Dershowtiz says he will remain a member of the Democratic Party despite threatening to leave in the event that Keith Ellison became the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). During the campaign, a fissure grew between supporters of Rep. Keith Ellison , D-Minn., who was backed by Sanders and Sen. Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, dropped out before the voting began.

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SanDisk iXpand, Connect Drives Dramatically Expand iPhone, iPad Storage

It features company's iXpand Drive app for iOS with an improved performance, as per company. The iXpand Drive app is available through the App Store. This allows for almost effortless transferring and management of content between an iPhone, iPad, MAC or PC, via password-protected wireless connectivity.

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Nintendo Switch Adds Another Launch Title Ahead Of Release

While it's now unknown whether VOEZ will eventually make its way stateside, its developer warns that controller input is not an option, making it the first officially licensed Switch game that requires the console to be in portable mode when playing.

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Moto G5 and G5 Plus Release Date, Price and Specs

Moto G5 and Nokia 5 both are the mid-range segment phone at decent specifications and affordable price. Both devices come with a 5 megapixel front camera which is fantastic in terms of taking selfies and making video calls. The phone houses a 3,000mAh battery that also supports rapid charging technology, but this time it is a non-removable battery . Both the Moto G5 and G5 Plus comes with Android 7.0 Nougat and they will also come with Google Assistant.

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Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement, say prosecutors

Park was impeached by parliament in December after accusations that she colluded with long-time friend Choi Soon-sil to pressure big businesses, including Samsung, to donate to two foundations set up to back the president's policy initiatives.

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New observations mark 30th anniversary of Stellar explosion

Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope. NASA claimed that starting with February 2013 until September 2015, the amount of low-energy X-rays stayed the same. Prior to the discovery of SN 1987A, astronomers had little knowledge about the nature of supernovas, simply because there had been no nearby events available for observation.

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Warren Buffett upbeat on U.S. business growth

In his letter, Mr. Buffett writes, " The bottom line: When trillions of dollars are managed by Wall Streeters charging high fees, it will usually be the managers who reap outsized profits, not the clients ". Nonetheless, he said it was extremely hard to time the market and that stocks could plunge tomorrow. The funds are one of Berkshire's biggest investors.

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Mayock: QBs in this draft not ready to play right away

With the Buffalo Bills holding the No. 10 pick, the 2017 NFL Draft offers a chance for Buffalo to land an impact player. After that, if you're looking at 26, I think the corner class would be really interesting. Ive got five running backs with first-round grades — I think three are going to go in the first round. And from the sounds of it, he doesn't necessarily think that's the direction the Raiders should go with their top pick.

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Ericsson to trial 5G NR with DoCoMo, Vodafone

With 3GPP adopting this standard going forward the "NR" name could stick, just as "LTE" (Long Term Evolution) caught on to describe the 4G wireless standard. Qualcomm will provide device prototypes while Ericsson will supply prototype base station technologies. "As we did with 3G, 4G and Gigabit LTE, Qualcomm is collaborating with leading network operators such as China Mobile Communications Corporation to ensure timely commercial network launches of 5G NR".

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Nokia 3310 is Back; Check Price, Specs, Features and Availability Here

Nokia is really touting it as a feature, too, which is music to my ears. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Nokia would be relaunching the iconic handset and true to form, the handset-maker unveiled the re-released 3310 in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday.

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Volvo XC60 teased; will debut at Geneva Motor Show

Visible in a side-on shot of the vehicle beneath a sheer silk sheet are the Volvo hallmark "Thor's Hammer" LED daytime running light graphics and more LED details on a reimagining of the brand's traditional wagon and SUV tail-light clusters that book-end the full height of the tailgate.

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LG And Valve To Unveil New SteamVR Headset At GDC 2017

We've contacted LG and Valve for a comment. There's not much else to go on at the moment but Valve do say it will offer "a high fidelity, next generation VR experience". This approach is somewhat similar with HTC, which also partnered with Valve for the Vive VR headset. Another competitor could likely see those prices come down in the future, if LG's new headset is both quality and competitively priced.

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Warren Buffett: investors should stick to low-priced tracker funds

On Monday, Buffett told CNBC that Berkshire now owns 133 million shares of Apple stock worth about $17 billion. Even as Apple's share price hit an all-time high earlier this month, Buffett remains bullish on the tech company. President Donald Trump based on how safe the country is in four years. Buffett said he doesn't think the border adjustment tax proposal Republicans are considering will happen because it's too complicated.

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SA telescope helps reveal seven new planets

Utilizing JWST's 6.5-meter telescope lens to analyze refractions in TRAPPIST-1's light as it passes the planets , NASA should be able to determine whether any (or all) of them possess oxygen, ozone, hydrogen, methane, or other gases indicative of atmospheres - life-sustaining atmospheres in particular.

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AT&T to help develop Dublin into a smart city

AT&T today announced its Internet of Things (IoT) agreement with China Mobile enabling its global business customers to connect and deploy their assets and offerings in China market. "We wanted to take the key learning from working with the United States cities and the U.S. ecosystem and work with our global partners to deploy the framework in", said Mike Zeto, general manager of Smart Cities IoT Solutions for AT&T.

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Mozilla acquires read-it-later app Pocket, will open-source the code

That's because Mozilla said Monday it's acquired Read It Later , the developer of the Pocket software for storing articles, videos and other content on the web . "Pocket provides people with the tools they need to engage with and share content on their own terms, independent of hardware platform or content silo".

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Warren Buffet More Than Doubles Apple Stake in 2017 to $17 Billion

Buffett has often said he believes most stock investors are better off with low-priced index funds than paying higher fees to managers who often underperform. Buffett revealed on Monday during an appearance on CNBC that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. had purchased about 120 million shares of Apple Inc .in 2017 and that USA stocks were not in 'bubble territory'.


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