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Never Mind, Everybody, It's Called 'Battle.net' Again

The new Blizzard Battle.net caters to the veterans as well as new players. Blizzard , which, in addition to World of Warcraft , makes the hugely popular team shooter Overwatch and a number of the world's most beloved strategy games, announced last fall that it was moving away from the Battle.net name.

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Uber shareholders feud over investor's lawsuit

Benchmark wrote, "Kalanick knew Benchmark never would have approved the.Voting Agreement as to the three new Board seats if Benchmark had known the truth about Kalanick's prior conduct". According to the lawsuit, its $27 million investment has translated into a 13 percent stake of the company, last valued at almost $70 billion, as well as 20 percent of its voting rights.

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WannaCry Hero, Marcus Hutchins, Pleads "Not Guilty" to Kronos Banking Malware Charges

Hutchins, 23, achieved fame as the "accidental hero" who helped to halt the spread of the WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the UK's National Health Service and many other companies around the world. Hutchins was originally denied access to a computer and the internet but his defense asked for the restriction to be lifted. Hutchins, a British citizen, will now be allowed to move around the USA freely and relocate to Los Angeles as he awaits his trial, which is set to begin on ...

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Call of Duty: WWII Gets an Explosive New Private Multiplayer Beta Trailer

The beta begins August 25 on PlayStation 4 and September 1 on Xbox One. Beta testers will also have the opportunity to experience Divisions , which serve as the replacement for the Pick 10 customization system that Call of Duty games have been using for years.

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Happy Janmashtami! Here is how Bollywood celebs are celebrating Lord Krishna's birthday

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Lord Shri Krishna was born on "Ashtami" or the "eighth day" at midnight in the holy month of Shravana. The ideals of Lord Krishna's life are of universal relevance. In addition to Raas Lila, a night vigil or Jagarana, fasting (upavasa) and Dahi-Handi Mahotsav are also celebrated across the country. The devotees offer "chappan bhog" on the following day known as "Nanda Utsav" and prepare a list of 56 dishes to offer to the god.

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Antarctic Volcanic Region: Land of Fire Under Ice?

The identified volcanoes range from 328 feet (100 meters) to just over 12600 feet (3850 meters) in height, with cones that ranging from about two miles to just under 40 miles in diameter. The findings could have "major implications for our understanding of the region and the massive ice sheet that covers it", the site says. "The most volcanism that is going in the world at present is in regions that have only recently lost their glacier covering - after the end of the last ice age", Bingham ...

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Shonda Rhimes Leaves ABC For Netflix; What Happens To 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'HTGAWM'?

Betsy Beers , Rhimes's producing partner at Shondaland , is also moving to Netflix. It's a dramatic arc worthy of Olivia Pope , and a surprising decision given Rhimes's inimitable primetime power over at ABC, where she has free reign the likes of which precious few showrunners have ever seen.

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Japan deploys missile defense over North Korea's Guam threat

If past precedent is any guide, the answer is no. At the time North Korea said it was launching a telecommunications satellite, but Washington , Seoul and Tokyo believed Pyongyang was testing an intercontinental ballistic missile. Key Pyongyang ally Beijing, meanwhile, has pleaded with Trump to tone down his rhetoric to prevent tensions from boiling over. Guam elects a delegate to the U.S.

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Exciting news and the future of SoundCloud

SoundCloud founder and former CEO Alexander Ljung has agreed to step aside to become chairman of the board, it said. In its blog post, the decade-old, Berlin-based company said that at current sales levels, it was on track to more than double its revenue to US$100mil over the next 12 months.

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Nokia 5 to be Sold Offline in India Starting from 15 August

Launch offers on the Nokia 5 include 5GB data per month for Vodafone customers at Rs 149 and Rs 2,500 worth coupons on MakeMyTrip. HMD Global , the company that manufactures Nokia smartphones, in June launched the Nokia 6 , Nokia 5 and the Nokia 3 in India.

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IL senate schedules rare Sunday session to address school funding

It was unclear if the chamber would be able to muster the 71 votes required for an override. The governor's changes, which came in a veto of a newly devised school-funding model, stripped Chicago schools of hundreds of millions of dollars. Rauner called it a "bailout" for Chicago and made significant changes. The first payment from the state for schools is already past due. Many public school districts are scheduled to open this week or next week.

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Amazon recalls solar eclipse glasses

Solar eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves. If customers choose the Amazon route, it is important make sure the glasses will ship in time. At 2:05 a.m. Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and provided refunds for eclipse glasses that may not comply with industry standards.

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Google CEO's Speech Was Canceled Due To Online Harassment Threats

It began last weekend after engineer James Damore circulated a memo that claimed biological gender differences helped explain why women are underrepresented at the company. A Blind survey found that a majority of employees at Google , Uber, Yahoo, Airbnb, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon thought that Damore should not have been fired.

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Amber Heard And Elon Musk Set The Record Straight On Their Breakup

Tesla Inc., the American automaker is working on a backup plan if its long-standing promise to bring "Full Self-Driving Capability" onto roads falls short to meet the market demands, claimed the latest report, and published by Electrek .

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August 21 solar eclipse requires safe viewing

It's a big one because our neck of the woods is close to the path where it will be a total eclipse , which hasn't occurred here in a long time. The last to make any sort of landfall in the United States happened on February 26, 1979. It is right in the path and likely will not be obscured by clouds. Do you know about the diamond ring effect? Where are viewing events happening in New York City? Already bought your glasses to see the solar eclipse? Packs of eclipse glasses are ...

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'Eclipsemania' building for rare event

The landscape around you will be changing as the sun passes behind the moon, which will create cool shadows and a great opportunity for awesome pictures or a time-lapse video . A solar eclipse party being held by the City of Lubbock at the Patterson Branch Library , located at 1836 Parkway Drive in Lubbock. And there's another warning: Counterfeit eclipse glasses that look like the real thing, but may not protect your eyes properly.

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Facebook allows Moments-like app to be launched in China

Previously, the Chinese government blocked a number of products from Facebook, Inc.by dint of its Nazi internet policy. In a bid to explore the high-potential Chinese online market, Facebook has authorised the release of a new app here that does not carry its name.

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Dota 2-Playing Robot Beats the Pros at The International

OpenAI , the non-profit organization co-founded by Elon Musk in 2015 with a mission to build safe AGI, and ensure AGI's benefits are as widely and evenly distributed as possible; has recently developed a bot that could beat the best in the popular cult game Dota 2 in one on one matches under standard tournament rules.

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In phone call, Trump assures Guam of safety - and fame

The mayor of Guam recorded the candid, 3-minute phone conversation with Trump and posted it to his Facebook page . A video shows Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo laughing and joking with the president as they discuss everything from the readiness of the United States military to tourism.

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When the sun goes dark: 5 questions answered about the solar eclipse

The Great American Eclipse of August 21 is fast approaching and so this seems like a good time to discuss safe viewing options. On Aug. 21, the first total eclipse of the sun in the US since 1979 will sweep across the country from OR to SC, with the rest of the country witnessing a partial eclipse.

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OnePlus 3 and 3T to get Android O as final software update

In addition, Oliver also said that OnePlus will also end the Open Beta Program for the 3/3T after Android O update is released. The first question starts off by asking why the OnePlus 5 has received more updates since it was released than the OP3/3T has had during that same time frame.

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Earth's Doomsday Predicted On This Month's Solar Eclipse by Mysterious Planet "Nibiru"

Nibiru, or Planet X, was first mentioned in 1976 by Zecharia Sitchin in his cult book "The 12th Planet". The prediction has been wandering around us since decades but the Nibiru prediction of it colliding with earth has definitely caught the attention of many.

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Shia board moves SC for ownership of Babri Masjid

During the 100-minute long hearing, the Muslim litigant argued against early hearing in the case holding the translation of documents from Persian and Urdu as important for the hearing to progress. The Centre sought a "larger debate" on Article 35A , as advocate general K K Venugopal suggested in court, and the matter is with a three-judge bench with possible disposal by September first week.

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Microsoft introduces Coco Framework, makes blockchain networks enterprise ready

Our mission is to help companies thrive in this new era of secure multi-party computation by delivering open, scalable platforms and services that any company-from ledger startups to retailers to health providers to global banks-can use to improved shared business processes.

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) SVP Sells $5000861.25 in Stock

Allegion PLC (ALLE) has risen 17.63% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 28.96% the S&P500. (GOOGL) by 3.45% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 32,942 shares. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset reported 5,545 shares. $2.51 million worth of Apple Inc . (NASDAQ:AAPL) by 0.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Acura Unveils a Redesigned RLX for 2018

The version of the RLX this new model replaces was often chided for its close affiliation to the Honda Accord sedan it's based upon, which was clearly apparent in the grille and rear quarter. The 310-horsepower RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer is now mated to a new 10-speed Automatic Transmission (10AT) delivering a more refined driving experience, as well as improved acceleration and passing times.

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Windows 8 Live Tiles to soon appear on Xbox One

Xbox also warns Delta ring members that while everyone will eventually get the update before those in Omega, or before the pubic for that matter, not everyone will get it at the same time. We remind you that in a few days ago, the Redmond company revealed the upcoming update of Xbox One . If you are concerned about the number of updates or bandwidth issues, you can move to one of the lower levels.

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MOTO X4 leaked via Brazilian certification board; Detailed images cover every profile

Interestingly, the previous picture matches exactly with the recent renders. At the back, there is a dual-camera setup positioned at the top-centre position and just above is the dual-LED flash, while beneath it company's logo. We also expect another variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage space. The rear camera module should be dual 13MP sensors mounted behind an f/1.7 aperture, while the front camera should be 5MP also behind an f/1.7 aperture.

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Nintendo faces lawsuit over Switch design

In 2015, Gamevice released a device of the same name-a game controller created to work with both Apple and Samsung devices which includes a collection of traditional gaming controls, allowing gamers to play on their smartphones and tablet devices.

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Tesla may test its unmanned trucks in Nevada

There will be more than one of these self-driving trucks, with Reuters reporting on a viewed email between Tesla and Nevada's DMV. The idea is to have one truck in the lead with the rest following closely behind, slowing down or speeding up at the same time as the lead vehicle.

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Ancient infant skull yields insights into human-ape lineage

While most of those evolutionary branches died off about 7 million years ago as the climate changed, one line remained, later branching into great apes, like chimps, gorillas and eventually humans. The lemon-size skull still had the roots of its baby teeth, and none of the adult teeth had erupted from the jaw yet. Dating suggests that the skull was some 13 million years old and dental rings showed the creature was just one year, four months old when it perished.

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Mother sues Disney claiming it spies on children through apps

Children need protecting when they are online, which is why since April 21, 2000 the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ( COPPA ) has been in effect. It was expanded in 2013 by the Federal Trade Commission to include geolocation markers and IP addresses. The plaintiff is looking for an injunction blocking Disney from tracking and sharing data without parental consent, alongside "appropriate relief, including actual and statutory damages and punitive damages" plus costs.

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Trump administration releases report confirming 2016 as hottest year since records began

The worldwide report, State of the Climate in 2016 , was compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) and is based on contributions from almost 500 scientists from more than 60 countries. The scientific community is anxiously waiting to see what the findings in the official report will be. As Philip Rucker and Ed O'Keefe reported in June, Republicans in Congress have complained that federal agencies aren't sharing information; the White House began banishing ...

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Snap Inc (SNAP) Stock Plunges As Q2 Earnings Miss

The stock debuted on March 2 at US$24, compared with an initial public offering price of US$17. The number of users climbed more than 20% year-on-year. Last month, Morgan Stanley, which helped underwrite Snap's I.P.O., issued a report on the company that questioned the measurement tools that Snap makes for advertisers.

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Global Study Says 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study. Average sea surface temperatures across the Arctic Ocean during August in ice-free regions ranged from near normal in some regions to around 13° to 14°F (7° to 8°C) above average in the Chukchi Sea and eastern Baffin Bay off the west coast of Greenland, and up to 20°F (11°C) above average in the ...


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