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Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo' Album Makes History

The milestone, first reported by Pitchfork , was confirmed to Mashable by a spokesperson for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Tuesday afternoon. Submit your Newswire tips here. Kanye West has achieved yet another rare feat. It's also said that the album was pirated almost half a million times in the week following its release, though the metrics on that, and, well, anything stream related, aren't terribly clear.

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Reused rocket back in port after satellite launch by SpaceX

Standing more than 150 feet (nearly 50 meters) tall, the booster sailed into port around sunrise Tuesday after riding SpaceX's landing barge from a point around 340 miles (550 kilometers) offshore Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. This is the same Falcon 9 rocket that launched in April 2016 that delivered cargo to the International Space Station. "It's wonderful. We're finally doing stuff like we're doing as far as reusing it, saving costs", said spectator Jeff Rothacher.

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EU Brexit envoy sidesteps Gibraltar row

In the days since the letter's publication, the governments of Britain and Gibraltar reacted strongly to the EU's concession to Spain, which is an European Union member. At a foreign lobby briefing at 10 Downing Street on Monday, one European journalist said she had looked up "jaw jaw" and found a definition that said it was "pointless talk".

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SpaceX has launched its first ever recycled rocket

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Titusville, Fla., Thursday, March 30, 2017. The launch signaled an important milestone, capping years worth of work and some fiery theatrics of boosters screaming back from space only to explode in failed attempts to land on ships at sea.

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Spanish minister tells UK to 'not lose temper' over Gibraltar

Recently released European Union draft guidelines call for Spain to have final say on all U.K. -EU agreements involving Gibraltar after Brexit happens. DUP leader Arlene Foster has pledged support to the chief minister of Gibraltar amid the Brexit row over the overseas British territory. It noted that " Gibraltar will have particular interests, given that the EU Treaties apply to a large extent in Gibraltar ", and that representatives of the Gibraltar government would ...

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Weekly Wrap: Samsung looks to turn the page with the Galaxy S8

Not to forget, the regular variants of both flagships will also go up on sale on the same date - April 21. Siri has a new rival; the Galaxy S8 comes with Bixby, Samsung's new AI, which understands voice, text or touch. You can use your iris data to quickly unlock your screen, verify your Samsung account, and sign into webpages and more . It's not, as you'd expect, a Galaxy S8 with Windows running on the handset.

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NFL partners with Amazon to livestream games this season

If Amazon is willing to pay that much for 10 games , where it won't be the exclusive broadcaster and won't even be the exclusive streamer, what could exclusive rights to stream games fetch? Amazon along with other digital outlets have been kicking the tires for sports right as the companies dive into programming.

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'Hand over your social media passwords to enter America'

It could also apply to the 38 countries in the Visa Waiver Program , including allies like the U.K., France, Australia and Japan. Earlier proposals to force travelers to turn over their phones and data at the border were criticized by civil liberties groups and called "overbroad" and "intrusive" by a former National Security Agency lawyer.

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Blizzard wins $8 million judgment against Overwatch cheat maker

A California court has leveled the playing field for World of Warcraft and Overwatch players by ordering a company that sold cheat tools for the two popular video games to pay $8.6 million to Blizzard, the games' developer. According to a report on the South Korean site Daum and thanks to a translation by the Redditor known as Calycae, it seems as if a South Korean aimbot maker has been arrested after creating a plethora of hack services that assisted players with cheating in Blizzard's ...

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£20 daily toxin tax for diesel drivers

This would be on top of the £10 "T-charge" Congestion Charge premium for pre-2006 diesel and petrol cars that goes live on October 23. Affected cities include Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton, Nottingham and Derby, which already have plans to impose toxin taxes on older lorries, taxis and coaches starting in 2019, but could extend the taxes to diesel cars as well.

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Lawmakers Warn UK to Assess Impact of 'no Deal' Brexit

But she stopped short of claiming that a trade deal could be signed within that time. "The timing of any potential changes to the passport after the United Kingdom has left the European Union has not been set". "The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure", Spanish foreign minister Alfonso Dastis said at a conference in Madrid.

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Syria chemical attack perpetrators must be held to account: UK

Multiple activist groups in Syria tell CNN that dozens of people, including children, were killed in one of the deadliest gas attacks in years. The White House condemned the Syrian government for carrying out what it described as a "heinous" attack and said that US President Donald Trump was "extremely alarmed" by this "intolerable act".

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Dozens reportedly killed in gas attack in Syria

The death toll rose to 67 in the hours after the attack on Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province on Tuesday. The Syrian opposition described the attack as "appalling" and called on the United Nations security council to take action. It laid the blame squarely on the rebels, accusing them of fabricating the attack and trying to frame the Syrian government. "The regime has been systematically using small scale [chemical] attacks over a long time in order to normalize the use of those attacks", ...

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CSUCI lecturer claims rebuff of Bill O'Reilly cost her TV job

Mercedes-Benz has pulled ads from The O'Reilly Factor in the wake of the claims, with a spokesperson for the vehicle company calling them "disturbing". Roginsky's action follows other allegations, including at least two separate lawsuits , against Fox News and Ailes by women who claimed they were sexually harassed by the 76-year-old founder of the network.

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Engineer leaves for Uber after being paid by Google $120 million

The arbitration demand is the latest turn in the bombshell lawsuit Google filed against the ride-hailing service in February. In spring 2015, Google started considering work with or acquiring Tyto given the overlap in technologies, with Levandowski participating in the process without disclosing his relation to the company.

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Trump son-in-law Kushner visits Iraq

The administration official who provided the information late Sunday wasn't authorized to speak about confidential meetings by name and demanded anonymity. "You (the U.S.) are bankrupt and the signs of your demise are evident to every eye", spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer said in a recording released on the messaging network Telegram.

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House measures rebuke North Korea for belligerent behavior

The two are expected to discuss a number of issues, including North Korea, trade and territorial disputes in the South China Sea during their meeting on Thursday and Friday. Robert Kelly, an associate Professor of Political Science at Pusan National University, South Korea, told Al Jazeera that some people predict the United States might in some way attack North Korea.

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Two ISS astronauts perform spacewalk for second time within a week

While things flying off into space is not entirely unusual, on this occasion, there were concerns given the size and weight of the object. The astronauts on board the ISS will also make arrangements for future commercial crew spacecraft by conducting the spacewalk .

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Researcher Finds Security Holes In Samsung OS

While Tizen may not be running on any popular Android phone or tablet, over 30 million Samsung TVs and other products run the software, with the company planning to introduce it to over 10 million phones this year. Tizen's protections against it are insufficient, Neiderman said. "You can see that they took all this code and tried to push it into Tizen", he said.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) & Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) Traders Recap

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), at its latest closing price of $11.64, it has a price-to-book ratio of 1.61, compared to an industry average at 2.72. Analysts forecast that Chesapeake Energy will post $0.74 earnings per share for the current year.

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India to hold talks to promote bilateral trade & investments

India had in 2015 set up the Rs 40,000 crore National Infrastructure and Investment Fund (NIIF) to finance greenfield as well as brown field projects.Describing it as a milestone, Mr Jaitley said this is going to be the first major beginning, as far as the fund is concerned.

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Gonzaga rides swarming defense into NCAA championship game

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points, Gonzaga's big men combined for 27 and the Bulldogs kept SC from taking a game-tying shot in a 77-73 victory Saturday night in a matchup of first-time teams at the Final Four. In the meanwhile, SC started out hot, making 7 of 14 shots, but then went on a little shooting slump as they missed six of their next seven attempts.

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Mississippi State Women Come Up Short of Miracle NCAA Finish

Perhaps more out of hometown devotion than enthusiasm, Staley agreed, though she has said many times over the years: "Not one ounce of me wanted to coach". The Bulldogs, with four seniors and four juniors, will play SC in an all-SEC matchup for the national title Sunday night. In the season's first meeting (Jan.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will live again as a refurb

There is no word yet if the authorities or carriers will allow the Note 7 to be sold in Canada. The company says that it will eventually reveal the markets and release dates of the refurbished Note 7 devices. The Note 7 was recalled in 2016 after months of reports of fires or other battery failures, including nearly 100 in the United States, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Microsoft to sell Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Microsoft edition

If a facial recognition feature can accurately distinguish between individuals, the next test is usually the one for image depth, as not be fooled by 2D images. It's so accurate that it can even tell identical twins apart. As we've always suggested, a simple PIN or password can be quite secure, or use the iris scanner and fingerprint.

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Trump recycles campaign fodder to distract from Russia

Schiff went to the White House on Friday to view the documents. "Because right now there are major unanswered questions about his potential financial dealings with Russians, but apparently he gets his taxes done at H&R Cockblock", Meyers says before playing a clip of Sean Spicer giving a super shifty non-response to a reporter asking if Trump plans to release his 2016 returns.

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Tillerson to chair UN meeting on North Korea nuclear programme

The White House regards North Korea as the biggest risk to the United States and Mr Trump reaffirmed his promise to deal with the region regardless of China's involvement. Washington officials have emphasized that all options are on the table with regard to Pyongyang, and the Trump administration has been undergoing a review of its overarching policy toward North Korea.

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Google Map Maker is officially shut down forever

Favourite for Map Makers, Google's Map maker standalone tool has been pulled down by Google. The Mountain View giant is bringing the service's features to Google Maps on mobile and desktop. As a result, Google Map Maker was shut down temporarily on May 12, 2015, but came back three months later with limited functionality. But there are still a number of features that were present in Maps Maker - like the ability to build roads and buildings from scratch - that have not made the jump to ...

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North Carolina is college hoops king

Turns out, maybe the junior point guard was just saving it all for one big moment: the chance to give North Carolina the national championship that had slipped so painfully away a year earlier. Berry was 2-for-14 shooting in North Carolina's 77-76 semifinal win over OR but was somewhat better in the title contest, going 7 for 19 from the field but 4 for 13 from 3-point range.

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Fouls took big men out of big game

Gonzaga, helped by 8 straight points from Nigel Williams-Goss, took a 2-point lead with 1:52 left, but the next possession was the game-changer. The Tar Heels lost to Villanova last season on a last-second shot by Kris Jenkins. He added a game-clinching slam with 12 seconds left to give North Carolina a five-point cushion. "I'm thinking our offense stinks". Much was made of the size matchup between the twin gargantuan frontcourts of the Tar Heels and Bulldogs, and neither team shied away ...

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Redemption: Tar Heels take NCAA title over Gonzaga

North Carolina took home the national championship after defeating Gonzaga, 71-65 on Monday night. This is Roy Williams' third NCAA title, and the program's sixth overall, but more important than the numbers is how North Carolina got here.

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Inside The Jared Kushner Channel To China

China has called on the United States to respect worldwide trade rules and improve cooperation and dialogue after US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders aimed at investigating possible trade abuses. Ultimately Chinese banks must be forced to choose: "either stop aiding North Korea or lose access to the US banking system", he said. "We're going to investigate all trade abuses, and, based on those findings, we will take necessary and lawful action to end those many abuses", ...

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SKorea still hoping to see NHL players in Olympics

The league's decision to abandon the South Korea Games comes less than a week after NHL officials, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman visited Beijing to announce that two preseason games would be played in China by the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings next September.

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Bioware considering adding Mass Effect Andromeda's cutscene-only rifle to the game

Video game historian Liam Robertson claimed that he had spoken to several members of the team who claimed that the company used the new Cyberscan technology. He answered that, at least for now, the weapon can only be found only as a prop for cutscens. Faced with a fan question on Twitter on how to get the rifle in the game, the project's chief designer, Ian Frazier , replied that it was initially planned to be included, but it was not.

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Now, Apple is developing its own graphics chips for iPhones

The UK company's revenue for last fiscal year was £120mil. Imagination was no exception, and despite having a diverse intellectual property portfolio that it licenses out to hardware manufacturers, it was the PowerVR GPUs going into iPhones (and iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs ) that had grown into its biggest earners.


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