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Arctic Meeting Puts Climate Change in Spotlight

Balton said the USA remained committed to the Arctic Council's ongoing work to combat the challenges presented by climate change, notwithstanding the unanswered question about whether Trump will pull the US out of the Paris climate change accord.

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USA judge rejects Uber bid to move Waymo case to arbitration

The order came as Judge Alsup rejected an attempt by Uber to have Waymo's claims treated as an employment arbitration case, clearing the way for a full trial. Representatives for the Justice Department could not immediately be reached for comment , nor could attorneys for Levandowski. "Defendants have repeatedly accused Waymo of using "artful" or "tactical" pleading to evade its arbitration obligations by omitting Levandowski as a defendant", Alsup said.

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Just what is this One Belt, One Road thing anyway?

That's partly because of developments at home, but also is a reflection of concerns that China may be exporting its standards on human rights, the environment and government transparency, while leaving poor countries with unsustainable levels of debt.

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Judge approves emissions-cheating settlement for 3-liter VWs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP ) - A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $1.2 billion settlement with owners of 88,500 Volkswagens with 3-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat on emissions tests . The payments are available only to Porsche, VW and Audi owners who take part in the class-action lawsuit settlement, Cabraser said. "The court finds that the settlements are fair, adequate and reasonable and will approve those settlements and appoint the committee as required or requested by the ...

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Halo Gets a Little Closer to Real with a Cortana Hologram

The Cortana hologram, based on the Halo character of the same name, has been designed in order to provide a concept of what the technology may look like if Microsoft decides to go down the hologram route for its AI assistant. However, Cortana's skills can be extended beyond these as Microsoft demonstrated at the conference. And as for why these hardware players should want to build with Cortana , he says, it all has to do with its strong belief in the cross-device experience.

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Robots May Have Answered The FCC's Call For Net Neutrality Comments

Shortly afterward, the FCC's website crashed. Before the FCC adopted its rules in 2015, the agency's leader at the time, Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler , fielded almost four million comments from concerned internet users. But a sizable portion of those comments are fake, and are repeating the same manufactured response again and again. People contacted by ZDNet and the Verge who supposedly left those comments were unaware that they had done so, suggesting that someone is ...

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Amazon fires volley at Microsoft, Google, unveils Echo Show

Much like competitor products, Invoke will allow users to play music, manage calendars and schedules, set reminders, search the internet and check weather, travel and news. The combination of Cortana and Invoke can control your smart home devices through voice activation like switching out the lights or controlling the temperature.

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Is Google replacing Android with a new OS?

Above this are cards for recent apps and below is a scrolling list of suggestions, much like Google Now. It's designed for "modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors, non-trivial amounts of RAM with arbitrary peripherals doing open-ended computation".

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Black Ops 3 Zombie Chronicals Gameplay trailer REVEALED

Any unopened Supply Drop bundles that remain after events have ended will now stay in the Black Market. Additionally, the update also makes attachment icons load faster in the gunsmith and create-a-class menus. It has been learned that Zombies Chronicles will require around 12.2GB of space, and will feature eight newly re-mastered maps into the game with "true HD, current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and audio systems".

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Modern AIDS Drugs Add 10 Years of Life Expectancy in Europe, US

They found that fewer people who started treatment between 2008 and 2010 died during this period compared with those who began treatment between 1996 and 2007. Back in 1996, with three years of antiretroviral therapy, a 20-year-old male HIV patient in Europe or North America could only be expected to live until his mid 60s; a woman would be expected to live until her late 60s.

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This is Payday VR

The trailer shows somebody playing the new VR mode, with an HTC Vive headset and motion controllers being used. As for some of the things that are shown off with the VR capabilities, players will be able to lean around corners, aim down sights and more.

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Home Entertainment Ajith Vivegam Movie Teaser Released - Watch Vivegam Teaser - Never

Ajith's much awaited Vivegam Movie Teaser released on Thursday at 12.00 am. Ajith's fans had been waiting patiently for the teaser to release and finally, the 58 Sec-long Teaser was released last midnight. Fans are calling it a "glory to God" after watching the official teaser. The visuals are said to be major highlights where Kajal or Vivek Oberoi were not seen in this teaser at all.

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Windows 10 now Powers Half a Billion Devices

The endgame of the drive for a billion users is convincing iPhone and Android app developers that Windows 10 has enough users to be worth their time. In July 2016, Microsoft said that getting to a billion active Windows 10 devices might take longer than originally anticipated, thanks to the near-total collapse of the Windows phone business.

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After Bengaluru Xiaomi plans 100 more Mi Home stores in India

The store will feature a range of smartphones, power banks, headphones, fitness bands, air purifiers as well as other ecosystem products launched in India. Jain had pointed out that in China, after Alibaba and JD.com, Mi.com is the third biggest e-commerce company. Over the last four years, Xiaomi has taken a 14 percent share in India's still-growing smartphone market.

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Before the ax, Comey was pushing Trump-Russia probe harder

The White House said Comey had been been sacked over testimony he made before congress about Hillary Clinton emails found on a laptop used by staffer Huma Abedin which was found to be inaccurate. This piece by Scott McKay assailed the Senate minority leader as a political opportunist. "If there was even a time when circumstances warranted a special prosecutor, it is right now", he said.

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Samsung posts biggest quarterly profit since 2013

Samsung's phones might be it's most recognizable consumer product, but the company also makes boatloads of cash off the production of memory chips as well as televisions. Now, Samsung fans are impatiently waiting for more news about the Galaxy Note 8. As, after the Galaxy Note 7 was withdrawn from the market amid a haze of smouldering debris, its Q4 figures, release in January, made it seem the company was motoring along just fine.

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For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit

It hoisted a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office , marking the first time in US history that a commercial company has sent a spy satellite into orbit . It was SpaceX's first big national security payload, and a sign of things to come as the aerospace company breaks into the shadowy world of military and national security launches.

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SnapChat is in Big Trouble

Now, the company behind Snapchat is hoping to copy some of its larger rival's own practices, at least with respect to courting new users — and, with them, advertisers. During Q1 2016, Snap registered $0.32 per user, while Wednesday's report placed ARPU at $0.90. Facebook's was $1.3 billion, in comparison. That Facebook is going after Snapchat is not news, but the battle has now become somewhat ugly.

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Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

Its user numbers also came in light. Snap said users spend an average of 30 minutes a day in the app, and that the number of ads being shown today is likely to increase, giving it headroom to boost revenue per user and move closer to profitability.

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Microsoft ends support for original version of Windows 10

It was also thought to be unlikely that Microsoft would be able to turn around a patch so quickly, especially given that today is Patch Tuesday. Microsoft said its patch fixes the issue by correcting the way the engine scans the file.

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White House Postpones Paris Climate Agreement Meeting-Again

Trump's inner circle has been tasked with providing the president, who has flirted with ditching the landmark agreement, with a range of policy options. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a spokeswoman for Trump, claimed last month that the "discord" between senior administration officials over the worldwide accord was being blown out of proportion.

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Toyota see profit drop on yen, president promises change

Toyota's USA sales have fallen more than analysts forecast every month this year, even as the company increased incentive spending. Major factors affecting to the decrease included currency fluctuations of 940 billion yen and an increase in expenses of 530 billion yen.

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Videos of SpaceX's rocket landing are like something out of science fiction

A new Falcon 9 rocket carrying the mysterious cargo is set to take off sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is slated to lift off between 7 and 9 a.m. The operation marked SpaceX's 34th mission in total and its fifth one this year, but the first one for the Defense Department. Tomorrow's launch will use a new rocket, however.

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Police on lookout for Justice CS Karnan

Shortly afterwards a high-level team from West Bengal Police flew into the city to arrest and take him as the court had directed that he should be jailed in the Calcutta high court jurisdiction area. The apex court had also disallowed the media - print and electronic - from publishing or airing the contents of further orders passed by Justice Karnan.

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FedEx renews sponsorship of PGA FedEx Cup

Called the FedEx Cup , the points race concludes at the Tour Championship in Atlanta , with the victor awarded a $10 million bonus on top of prize money earned. "So I'm confident that if the schedule changes, it will be in the best interest of golf and of the FedEx Cup". "I'm not saying we're making scheduling changes".

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Google just bought one of the top virtual reality studios

Along with developing games, Google and Owlchemy team will also be collaborating to develop new interaction models across different platforms. The company's games focus on full-motion hand tracking, notable given that Google's Daydream VR platform does not now provide support for that.

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SpaceX forced to scrub Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX won U.S. Air Force (USAF) certification for national security space missions a year ago, but this was the company's first launch. SpaceX successfully launched a secretive spy satellite toward orbit on Monday morning, following a slight delay.

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IPhone sales may have dropped but Apple's revenue rises

In the three months to 1 April - All Fools Day - Apple sold 50.76mln iPhones, down from 51.19mln in the same period of a year ago. Apple CEO Tim Cook pointed to sales of the more expensive iPhone 7 Plus for this increase, saying: "We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus".

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New Microsoft Surface Laptop: Specs, Design and New Windows 10 OS

Also, Windows 10 S will be free for all schools that are now running Windows 10 Pro PCs, and include free Office 365 education with Microsoft Teams. Windows 10 S PCs are also fully manageable when utilizing a mobile device management software, including Microsoft Intune. However, instead of running Chrome OS, it runs on a slimmed down version of Windows 10.

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Samsung Electronics post second biggest operating profit in Q1

By sector, the device solution (DS) business posted an operating profit of 7.59 trillion won, with the semiconductor sector accounting for 6.31 trillion won by increasing 3.68 percent on-year. Samsung was able to post impressive numbers despite what it deemed "tight" supply and demand for memory products in the first quarter. Smartphone shipments increased slightly in the quarter because of the newly released mid-range Galaxy A 2017 series and strong sales in emerging markets of mid- to ...

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Macron appears at event with Hollande amid preparations for transition to power

Commerzbank's chief economist also warned the repeated near misses of anti-EU political leaders in several European elections in recent years would not last forever and suggested the monetary union's survival now rests on the bloc's ability to create a genuine banking union.

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Moon confirmed victor of election, starts duties of S. Korean presidency

New South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Wednesday declared his willingness to visit the nuclear-armed North, moments after taking his oath of office. Another issue is relations with top trading partner Beijing, which imposed a series of measures seen as economic retaliation over the deployment of a USA anti-missile system, THAAD, in the South.

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France's new president: a mender of trust in Europe

The euro eased from its earlier gains to trade weaker late on Monday after hitting a five-month high, driven by the victory of market favourite centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in his comment said: "I look forward to working with President-elect Macron to confront the common challenges and seize the common opportunities facing our two democracies".

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Amazon launches new Echo with a touchscreen

As leaked mere hours ago, today Amazon did in fact unveil the first Echo device to feature a touchscreen. For instance, Show - which comes in black or white - is more box shaped, and, of course, comes with a seven-inch digital screen.

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Microsoft Windows 10 S wants you to stick to its default browser

Nevertheless, the device is already on pre-order from the Microsoft Store . The new version of Windows 10 will be free for all schools that are now running Windows 10 Pro PCs and will come with a free Office 365 education with Microsoft Teams.


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