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Global, US Average Broadband Speeds Accelerate

Data and graphics from the Fourth Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site and through the Akamai State of the Internet app for iOS and Android devices. DE was the nationwide leader for broadband adoption of at least 4 MBPS, with 98 percent of users above 4 MBPS, a 1.9 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2015.

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"No such thing as absolute privacy in America" — FBI Comey

He said , "We all value privacy, I hope". Ms Cohn explained that "banning United States companies from offering strong security" will send them overseas for a foreign product that is not governed by the USA, which could undermine their cybersecurity protections.

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Andromeda Trophy Rewards Players for Having Multiple Romances

Through Missions , players can gain rewards while playing single-player and multiplayer modes, with the rewards able to be used for both modes. This information only came to light via this particular Help Desk page , which clarifies that Mass Effect: Andromeda's minimum requirements will allow you to play at 1280×720@30FPS on Low settings while the recommended ones are targeting 1920×1080@30FPS on High settings.

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Impact of Brokerage Rating on Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)

The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) went down -1.13% during trading on the United States exchange when it had traded 8.11M shares.

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Trump Rebuffs Reports of White House Chaos

The latest complaints come days after George Safaris was named the White House's Office of Public Liaison director, the job Scaramucci had been offered in writing and sold his multimillion-dollar business to accept. Ms Trump recently hired NY interior designer Tham Kannalikham, who is known for her "classic" taste. While it isn't clear if Trump intentionally chose to steal the spotlight from his former political opponent by interrupting the tour right when they were looking at her ...

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Why Astoria Financial Shares Are Surging Today

The company has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $23.25. Sterling Bancorp is up 4.46% in the last 3-month period. Shares outstanding are recorded as 101.00 M and total shares floated are 92.15 M. now owns 682,479 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $11,944,000 after buying an additional 62,699 shares during the last quarter.

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Snow seen marching into Lehigh Valley for Friday morning commute

A few things to know: meteorologists say as this batch of precipitation moves in the temperatures will be close to the rain/snow category. "A mix of light rain and snow could produce some minor accumulations in areas where the light snow trumps the light rain", Skeldon wrote .

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Potatoes can grow on Mars

This current experiment takes things even further by simulating more of the Martian environment. Well, you might think the concept to be a fictional story, but in a recent breakthrough, a team of global scientists has succeeded in making what showed in Hollywood fiction movie " The Martian " - potato can be cultivated in Mars.

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Ingraham: New WikiLeaks Release Could Be 'Really Damning' for Central Intelligence Agency

It turns out that the CIA's tools can be used to read encrypted messages sent on otherwise secure apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. The release included 8,761 documents that it claimed revealed details of "malware, viruses, trojans, weaponized "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation".

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Caveman menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain

Scientists got a sneak peek into the kitchen of three Neanderthals by scraping off the plaque stuck on their teeth and examining the DNA. The worldwide team did a genetic analysis of DNA trapped in the dental plaque of four Neanderthals: two from Spy Cave in Belgium and two from El Sidron in Spain.

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw only Indian woman in self-made billionaires list

This year the richest Indian club has been shrunk by 11 people after the announcement of currency demonetisation from last November. Balakrishna is joined by Nadir B Godrej and Smitha V Crishna. The number of self-made female billionaires around the world has gone up from 42 in 2016; their combined wealth totalling to $129.1 billion as per the latest list.

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IBM researchers store data on individual atoms, could revolutionize hard drives

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, and that's at the atomic level. Holmium is a rare earth element and part of the lanthanide series of metallic chemical elements. The magnetic orientation of the atom is changed using electrical current and it's frozen using liquid helium to read/write data.

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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

Tesla chief technical officer, JB Straubel told CNBC in an interview yesterday that solar and energy storage formed a new market which accounted for lack of investor interest. Straubel also stressed that Tesla wants to provide an "integrated, collaborative approach" to energy production and supply along with utilities, rather than espousing an "either/or approach", which is a very sensible stance to take when you're presenting alongside a utility company partner and client.

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White House bowling party looks to spare party split

Respectfully, I would say that we have been focused. At the same time, political action groups like the Club for Growth say they would use the vote in scoring how conservative a member is; a vote for the bill could mean a lower ranking, and more vulnerability for a primary challenge.

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McLaren 720S Velocity is Model Line's First MSO Special Edition

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is responsible for delivering upgraded components for the Woking-based manufacturer's cars. "The lean, sculpted beauty of the new 720S provides the ideal starting point for owners to be creative and the specification of this MSO 720S "Velocity" showcases a taste of the customization options that are possible", Ansar Ali, MSO managing director said in a statement.

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The Latest Solution For Cleaning Up Oil Spills? It's A Sponge

The material, created by Seth Darling and his colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory in IL, is a foam made of polyurethane or polyimide plastics and coated with "oil-loving" silane molecules. This involved the team first creating a thin "primer" layer of metal oxide inside the foam. The oil-loving molecules cling to the sponge on one end and then pull in oil on the other.

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The Division Receiving Two Free Expansions in 2017

Speaking with Game Rant , creative director for The Division , Julian Gerighty, revealed the developer's plan to release two free expansions for all The Division players, with the first one coming sometime this summer. "We will be delivering two separate expansion packs for the game free to everybody in the next 12 months". "Story missions are tricky, but that doesn't mean we won't have narrative content", he explains.

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Hyundai Sonata unveiled with sharp new look, sporty turbo confirmed

Hyundai has given its Sonata a thorough update for 2018. The interior has also been refreshed to look more premium with larger features, new finishes, updated steering wheels. The vehicle is already available to order in South Korea with sales in Australia and other markets expected to begin "around the middle of this year".

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Nintendo says non-gaming apps for Switch will "come in time"

Then again, Fils-Aime's approach is typical of Nintendo's overall approach, since access to those services aren't "differentiators". Most if it is just Nintendo exec marketing speak, but the key takeaway is that they're in talks, and it's not entirely on the backburner.

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Logitech's G Pro mechanical keyboard takes aim at esports crowd

The keys on the G Pro are made with Logitech's own Romer-G switches, which the company says are 25% faster than normal mechanical switches. The keyboard features a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 millimeters. You're going to want to use it perched on a desk at all times, if only because there's no wireless connectivity. When it comes gaming keyboards it's become a standard to use mechanical with several manufacturers launching new keyboards to suit several game types.

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Updated 2017 ACC Tournament Bracket after first round

That one week ranked in the Top-25 was nice, no doubt, but Jim Larranaga's team has bigger and better things to focus on. Grumpy went with the #duckfook bracket , having the Wolfpack shocking the Blue Devils tomorrow. Clemson is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 36 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent.

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Donald Trump Met Russian Ambassador During The Campaign, Despite Repeated Denials

More than half of American voters want a special prosecutor to investigate any ties between Trump campaign staff and the Russians, a survey released Wednesday said . "The big point here is the president himself knows what his involvement was, and that's zero", she said. Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Mr.

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Facebook 360 app takes your social media obsession into virtual reality

However, the video-sharing company insisted that it's not about being the first to launch support for 360 videos, but it's about doing this right for its users. Following: "Experience 360 content that your friends have posted on Facebook as well as 360 content from Pages and people you follow". All you need to do is pop open the Oculus Store on your Samsung Phone, find and download the Facebook 360 app, and you're good to go.

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Active Stocks in Review: Tesla Motors Inc., Allergan plc

Global Equities Research reiterated an overweight rating and issued a $385.00 target price on shares of Tesla in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. Earlier the firm had a rating of Neutral on the company shares. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 359,655 shares in the company, valued at $68,629,367.10.

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Oil prices set to rise sharply, unless new projects are approved

India's oil demand growth will outpace China by then. Libya is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries that's exempt from a group-wide production ceiling, though fighting has led to output cuts of around 37,000 barrels per day, or about 5 percent of total production based on January data.

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Champions League stats fans will hate reading after Bayern Munich loss

But that can come with good results. The Chilean global is out of contract in the summer of 2018, and reportedly had a bust-up with manager Arsene Wenger last week. "This group of players, it's a nice group", said Lehmann. But they were easily picked off by Bayern on the counterattack and the closing stages turned into a humiliation.

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The Nintendo Switch Has Become a Bigger Hit Than Anyone Expected

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo's "1-2-Switch" also made it to the list at number four. Globally, the Switch hasn't been groundbreaking, but it does show promise. Fortunately for Nintendo , the Switch has more going for it than mere hype. So with that in mind, maybe is it best for fans to just go out and grab Zelda Breath of The Wild on Wii U? What's even more awesome about these numbers is the fact that the Nintendo Switch still has big titles waiting upon the horizon with the ...

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Jeff Bezos aims Blue Origin ferocity at tourism to cut space costs

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made several announcements for his private space travel company, Blue Origin , showing off the first pictures of new rockets, picking up the company's first customer and releasing a new video . To recover its boosters, Blue Origin will use a vertical landing method because it is "so scalable", Bezos explained. The BE-4 and AR1 will employ a staged combustion cycle, a more efficient engine cycle than now available on other US liquid hydrocarbon rocket engines.

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First Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Shows Dragon Mounts

This time around, Monolith has been able to dedicate all of its resources to the new consoles, so there won't have to be any concessions made on Shadow of War . This new mechanic allows gamers to establish new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Shadow of War was announced earlier this month and Tolkien fans everywhere can't wait to step back into Mordor and start slaying Orcs as the deadly Ranger Talion.

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Malta's Azure Window rock formation collapses into the sea

Only last January, rough seas had exposed the fragility of the iconic site, with waves breaking off a large slab at the base of one of its cliffs. The country's opposition leader, Simon Busuttil, also took to Twitter: "This is a sad day for Malta".

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Qualcomm Teams With Microsoft to Displace Intel in Servers

In a move that will put more pressure on Intel in the data centre market just a day after AMD announced its next-gen Naples server CPU, Qualcomm announced that the two firms will this week successfully demonstrate Windows Server running on its 10nm Centriq 2400 system.

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RGV's Women's day tweet on Sunny Leone lands him in legal trouble

A case was filed on Wednesday against the filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma over his controversial tweet on actress Sunny Leone on the eve of International Women's Day. This tweet, as expected, did not go down well with the Twitterati even going to the extreme extent of suggesting that he must say this to his mother and daughters as well.

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White Supremacists Are Spreading Their Message On College Campuses, Report Says

It has tracked 104 incidents since the beginning of the school year in September across US campuses. Racist fliers and posters have been reported on campuses in at least 25 states, spanning from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

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Geneva Motor Show: Italdesign Airbus Pop Up Concept

The company, which worked with Italdesign, unveiled the new modular transport system concept, Pop.Up, at the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday. Airbus bills their creation as the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system created to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities, Popular Mechanics reported.

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Urban Outfitters posts 11.8% drop in Q4 net profits

The company's last traded volume of 3.5 million shares as compared to it's an average volume of 2.4 million shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems bought a new position in shares of Urban Outfitters during the second quarter worth $203,000. With an institutional ownership near 81.9%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 0.48. MKM Partners cut Urban Outfitters from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock.in a research report on Monday, February 27th.


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