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Samsung Galaxy S9 May Feature Front Camera With 3D Sensor

Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in the Nigerian market, according to an official statement by Samsung Electronics West Africa. Samsung claims that the phone lasts for about 9 hours of internet use, 41 hours of playback time, and 12 hours of talktime. The Samsung Galaxy J2 will be seen competing with Moto E4, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 and with Lenovo K8.

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Who is involved, which teams are seeded and when are the matches?

Centre back Virgil van Dijk will miss the World Cup following the Netherlands' disappointing qualifying campaign, as will Chile's Gary Medel, who was selected as the second central defender. The tickets for the matches of the world football championship are sold in three phases. While Senegal will be in pot 3 , if Burkina Faso , Cape Verde or South Africa win that qualifying group they are certain to be pot 4 .

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Aston Martin's DB11 V8 now available as a convertible

A new addition to the DB11's bag of tricks is the use of wood veneer on the Volante's seat backs. The convertible DB11 variant joins the existing coupe model that launched a year ago, powered by a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 503 horsepower.

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Samsung appoints new executive for Bixby development

However, the tech company will replace the head of the Bixby department and might roll out the digital assistant's new version next week. The move is meant to enhance the performance of the virtual assistant , which has received a lackluster response so far.

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Necrozma Gains New Forms, Z-Moves in Pokemon Ultra Sun, Moon

While players originally thought the games would be too similar to last fall's games, recent trailers suggest that this new game is going to be a wildly different experience. Photon Geyser is a new Psychic-Type move that can deal substantial damage to an enemy and dictates how much by determining which of the Attack or Special Attack stats are higher (per PokemonDB ).

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The Evil Within 2 launch trailer

The Evil Within 2 launch trailer features all kinds of abominable creatures out to get protagonist Sebastian Castellanos as he looks for his long-lost daughter Lily. During all of this, you'll be moving through The Union, a city that has grown within the STEM world that Lily is at the core of. To make matters worse, Sebastian's guilt over failing his daughter seems to be having its own terrifying effect on the world.

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United Kingdom govt publishes Clean Growth Strategy

A new CCUS Council will help the government to work in partnership with the industry and deploy CCUS at scale in the United Kingdom, the document says. The UK wants to focus on supporting developing and creating new technologies and new businesses, helping to grow jobs and prosperity across the UK, while meeting the country's national climate change targets.

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Yellowstone's supervolcano may erupt sooner than expected

The odds of any supervolcano erupting in the near future remain small, the researchers say - but the forces that drive these rare events may move faster than anyone thought. A variety of sensors and satellites are always looking for changes , and right now, the supervolcano does not seem to pose a threat. The only change apparent with this research is our understanding of pre-eruption dynamics.

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Samsung Electronics expects record US$12.8b Q3 operating profit

Samsung did not announce the performance estimates of each business division but its semiconductor business is widely believed to have contributed greatly to the record-beating report. The Note 8 received 850,000 pre-orders in South Korea , the highest ever for the series. Yonhap Infomax data based on research from 21 securities firms also showed Samsung is expected to post an operating profit of 16 trillion won in the fourth quarter, up 74 percent from a year earlier.

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You Too, Pikachu? Pokémon Go Part of Russia Election Mess

Virtually everything the Don't Shoot Us social media accounts (which were active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere) published or shared was meant to stir up trouble or cause division by taking advantage of activists who had grievances with the justice system in the United States.

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Fortnite announces 10 million Battle Royale players

Specifically , their cheat is accused of modifying the game and infringing on Epic's copyright. For those unaware, Epic Games and People Can Fly revealed just a week ago that Fortnite's Battle Royale mode had garnered upwards of 7 million players , and went on to offer bonuses to fans in order to celebrate the accomplishment.

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Need Something From Target? Ask Google Assistant

With the newly formed partnership, Target is providing 2-day delivery on orders with free shipping on orders above $35. For many, the experience of shopping at Target is nearly a religious experience. Customers also will have the option to link their Target .com accounts to Google Express, enabling more personalized recommendations and rapid re-order capabilities.

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Tata Teleservices to merge its Consumer Mobile Business into Airtel

Tata's' wireless business after being acquired by Bharti Airtel and increasing their customer base to 321 million. Mumbai: In a relief to Tata Group's loss-making telecom business, Bharti Airtel will be absorbing Tata Tele's Consumer Mobile Business's (Tata CMB) operations across the country in 19 circles.

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Hack-weary Equifax yanks a web page that was reportedly delivering malware

The breach was first noticed by Randy Abrams, an independent security analyst that had been visiting the site to flag fraudulent activity on his credit report. The Atlanta-based company, which has faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers over its handling of the earlier breach, said it would provide more information as it becomes available.

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Hyperloop One rebrands as 'Virgin Hyperloop One' after investment by Richard Branson

Virgin's plan is to focus on using Hyperloop One to transport passengers and cargo. The hyperloop works by propelling pods through tubes using magnets reaching speeds akin to those of airplanes. The company will rebrand as Virgin Hyperloop One. In an interview with CNBC , Branson said that commercial Hyperloop could be launched in two to four years, if "governments move quickly".

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Samsung's new robot vacuums banish Darth Vader to cleaning duty

It even has an app that lets you control the droids and are compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. In the wake of the new trailer for the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi ", Samsung seeks to get in on the action by releasing its limited edition Star Wars-themed vacuum cleaners.

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Andromeda, Dead Space 3 and more are coming soon to EA Access

As always, a host of trials are also incoming for Origin and EA Access subscribers, including Play First Trials , which give limited early access to upcoming games, for Star Wars Battlefront II and Need for Speed: Payback . Meanwhile, Dead Space 3 is also heading for EA Access on the Xbox One . Blast into hyperspace before launch day. Craft unique rides, escape the heat in epic police chases, and go head-to-head with other racers on- or off-road - all before launch for a full 10 hours.

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Apple placing bets on LG's display for an upcoming foldable smartphone

That rivalry may, however, start to overshadow their partnership soon. APPLE IS WORKING on a foldable OLED phone with LG Display, the display-making arm of the LG Group, according to sources speaking to The Bell in Korea (English version via The Investor ).

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Google will cripple the Home Mini to protect your privacy

It also released a software update to disable the top touch button completely, but Google has now chose to remove the touch functionality altogether. The company assures that only some of the devices given out during the event were affected, while the pre-ordered Home Mini devices are safe to use.

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Mysterious hole the size of ME opens in Antarctica

Scientists measured that the huge sea ice hole or polynya is nearly 80,000 square kilometers at its peak- a little bigger than New Brunswick and a bit smaller than the island of Newfoundland. He said:"This is hundreds of kilometers from the ice edge". "This is now the second year in a row it's opened after 40 years of not being there", Moore said.

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Facebook hopes to get 1bn people into VR

Two positionally-tracked tracked controllers for the headset were shown off on Wednesday, with Facebook also announcing that it'll be available to developers next year. In addition to the Oculus Go reveal, Facebook's head of VR Hugo Barra provided an update on Project Santa Cruz, Facebook's prototype movement-tracking standalone headset.

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Ayan Mukerji's Next Directorial Film is Titled 'Brahmastra', Release Date Revealed

Also, less than 24 hours before the above announcement, Karan Johar revealed that he is collaborating with Akshay Kumar for upcoming film Kesari , which will be directed by Anurag Singh (of the Jatt & Juliet series). After yesterday's bumper announcement of a movie with Akshay Kumar, filmmaker Karan Johar has made another blockbuster announcement, which is surely going to make fans insane.

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Elon Musk's SpaceX launches its third refurbished rocket this year

The landing was a success for SpaceX's ongoing effort to re-use expensive rocket parts instead of jettisoning them into the ocean after launch. The preflown rocket booster that lifted the satellite and the upper-stage rocket carrying it outside Earth's atmosphere blasted off at 3:53 p.m.

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100% cashback on recharge in Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

In that case, the Rs. 399 recharge purchased during the offer period will come into effect once the validity of the ongoing pack runs out. Under the Jio Diwali Dhan Dhana Dhan offer , users can extend the all unlimited benefits that users are enjoying now.

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CS:GO De Dust 2 Map Updated to Be More "Refined"

The revamped playground has been dubbed Dust II, and looks to capture the essence of the original while 'buffing away the jagged edges'. One of the most iconic multiplayer maps in gaming is undergoing some changes. Until then, players can enjoy the current version of Dust 2. The Leet Krew terrorists have been overhauled to match the map's visual upgrade. On the post revealing the changes there's some cool sliders you can use to compare images of the old map to the new version.

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Verizon Motorola Moto Z2 Force on sale for just $450 at Best Buy

The company is also offering a $50 discount on the high-end model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, bringing its price down to $299.99. The discount offer is only available at the offline stores and the offer can be availed in between October 14 to October 21.

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Musonda urged to earn his place in the Chelsea side

Musonda had been starring in Chelsea's youth and development sides for many years, but couldn't break through to the first team, before spending 2016 on loan with Real Betis, where he scored once in 24 games. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also thought to have pressed for a loan move to Crystal Palace after relatively few chances last season. Defender Christensen is getting an opportunity this season after two successful years in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says AR Glasses Aren't Ready for Primetime

Microsoft should embrace incrementalism and release regular updates to their offering, which will make them all the more nimble when the actual revolutionary improvements do arrive and would reduce the delta between their solution and Apple's eventual " groundbreaking " product.

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SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. SpaceX's live coverage of the mission will begin 15 minutes before blastoff. For a nascent technology offering as complex as a reused rocket, this ought to assuage any doubts that SpaceX is not utterly committed to its pursuit of affordable access to orbit by way of launch vehicle reusability.

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Why Are the Sites Not Working — Facebook & Instagram Down

ET, according to DownDetector .com, a site that monitors service disruptions. The outages impacted users not only in the USA but Greece, the UK, Poland and other European countries. Facebook is down for thousands of users Wednesday. Facebook and Instagram have yet to issue a statement. A company that links to Facebook's back-end in order to let companies post to social media, SocialFLow , said there was a problem in a tweet before noon.

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Disney CANCELS Upcoming Animated Film 'Gigantic'

Yet, this is exactly what has happened with very big, ex-Giants, the new film from Nathan Greno , director of the excellent Rapunzel . Apparently the studio got to the point where the creative process has hit a wall and they are "ending active development for now".

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Xbox One X Won't Include Free Kinect Adaptor

Or maybe it does; I don't know. This week the folks at Microsoft have chose to reveal a few more Xbox One S bundles before they start in HARD with promotion of their Xbox One X . This is the only variant that does not come with any games. Hence, 3 months of choosing from a library of over 100 games. With the launch of Xbox One S, Microsoft did away with the requisite Kinect port on the back of each console, rendering the peripheral useless without an adapter.

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SNES Classic Edition Back In Stock At GameStop And ThinkGeek This Week

According to a post on Famitsu and subsequent thread on NeoGAF , the SNES Classic has sold over 368,000 units in just four days. Those still hunting for a SNES Classic Edition in the United States have at least two options for where they have a chance to buy one this week.

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House-sized asteroid 2012 TC4 reaches closest to Earth

A small asteroid by the name of 2012 TC4 will pass by the earth on Thursday just 42,000kms above the Antarctic continent. Sources then stated that the teams on Thursday will pretend the asteroid, named 2012 TC4, is bound for Earth and will undergo a type of disaster planning in order to coordinate what emergency services would be needed.

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What's the Matter? Scientists Spot the Missing Part of the Universe

Two groups of scientists though appear to have resolved this issue. Two independent teams believe they have found that missing matter, made up of particles called baryons. The researchers then stacked the signals from ESA's Planck space telescope for the areas between the galaxies so individual faint strands become detectable as a group.


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