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Bloodhound supersonic vehicle on display during test

Bloodhound uses a Typhoon fighter jet engine to get up to around 350mph before a Jaguar V8 muscle auto engine kicks in to supply fuel to a rocket which propels the vehicle to over 1000mph. Then, in 2020, the Bloodhound crew will add extra rocket motors to ramp power up to 20 tons of thrust an attempt to set a 1000mph land speed record - the project's ultimate objective.

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LG Display's net profit doubles in Q3

Over the third quarter, the company said TV panels accounted for 40 percent of its sales, followed by panels for mobile devices with 27 percent. Revenue increased 3.7 percent on year to 7 trillion won. "LG Display plans to focus on investing in OLED products as part of its long-term preparation for the future", said Don Kim, the company's CFO. LG Display said, however, it expects overall price erosion to slow in the fourth quarter.

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Destiny 2 PC players are seemingly getting banned for no good reason

The developer went on to say that it did not and will not issue bans for the use of overlays or performance tools. According to Destiny 2 PC gamers, Bungie banned players from the game for using certain overlay software while playing.

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BMW X2 expands BMW's coupe-like SUVs

BMW says the X2's chassis is further refined from the X1 to deliver better agility and overall performance while retaining comfortable mannerisms. While the BMW X4 and X6 models have a similar shape, the BMW X2 gets a different roofline that makes it look even sleeker.

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Steam Is Now Offering Digital Gift Cards

Digital Gift Cards can only be given to friends that have been your friend for at least three days. Valve announced today on Steam that these wishes have become a reality. Circumventing region-locks that prevent the gifting of games. If the user accepts the gift, it's added to their Steam library. Can I still buy games for my friends? You and your friend must both have Steam accounts and you'll need to be friends on Steam.

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Hot Stock Overview: JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

About 79,977 shares traded. NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) has risen 17.08% since October 24, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 31st.

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Bill O'Reilly is 'mad at God' for sexual harassment scandal

Last weekend, the deluge of sexual harassment stories in media and entertainment, and especially at Fox News, reached a new low when it was reported that Fox News had renewed its contract with Bill O'Reilly a month after the former host apparently reached a $32 million settlement with accuser Lis Wiehl.

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Apple Says iPhone X Face ID Accuracy Hasn't Been Reduced

Apple's reported struggles to manufacture the iPhone X have become a major story, and the latest anonymously sourced report suggests the company made concessions to get enough phones built in time for its November 3 launch. In doing so, the number of iPhone X units produced has increased significantly. Initially, Apple claimed that Face ID will only fail once in every million attempts, a huge leap from the 1-in-50,000 fail rate of TouchID.

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Google and Cisco forge hybrid enterprise cloud services partnership

The partners said hardware and software components along with cloud services could be mixed and matched. Cisco says that going forward, the partnership will provide enterprises with a way to run, secure and monitor workloads, thus enabling them to optimise their existing investments, plan their cloud migration at their own pace and avoid vendor lock in.

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Goodbye, Kinect: Microsoft stops manufacturing motion-sensing Xbox camera

After going full-steam ahead when it launched the device for the Xbox 360 in November 2010, Microsoft drew back from it in later years to refocus its consoles more around traditional gaming . In 2014, Microsoft cut bait, removing the Kinect from Xbox Ones and slashing the console's price to $400. We've seen the writing on the wall for some time now.

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Fox's Freer replaces Hulu's Sony-bound Hopkins

But it's unclear how Hulu's underlying business is performing: While the streaming service said it saw a bump in subscribers after winning multiple Emmy awards in September, it hasn't announced subscriber numbers in more than a year. Like Hopkins, Freer is moving to Hulu from FNG, whose parent 21 Century Fox is a Hulu shareholder. "We want to thank Mike for his leadership in steering Hulu to its current era of growth and success", the Hulu board said in a statement.

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CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create GM Pigs With Reduced Body Fat

Bacon isn't typically in regular rotation for dieters or those concerned about heart health, unless it's of the limp, lower-fat turkey variety. Scientists have earlier created mutant ants using CRISPR to study social behavior. The meat industry is still growing at a dazzling rate and worldwide; there are around 1 billion pigs in the world, and not many of them are grown as pets - so it's easy to understand why there is so much incentive for research.

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South Park Fractured But Whole Free Trial Available on Xbox One & PS4

When you get home and sit in your comfy game chair, tonight, to play your favorite game, a free trial will be sitting in your marketplace. Ubisoft has launched a free trial of Fractured But Whole, which you can play on either Xbox One and PlayStation 4 .

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Metal Gear Survive is out in February

The nature of what exactly the reveal pertains to wasn't touched on within Konami's tweet about the game that's seen below, but a release date seems like a likely possibility. Metal Gear Survive is now set to release on 20 Feb 2018. No mention of the PC version yet though, so we're unsure if they will be releasing it on the same day or if the pre-order items will also be offered to those getting it off Steam.

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Gmail Powered by Native Add-Ons to Become More Business-Friendly

Unlike browser extensions that are limited to a particular environment, Gmail add-ons are specifically created to let enterprise users access their go-to apps across the Web and mobile devices. "The add-on appears when relevant, and the user is just a click away from your app's rich and integrated functionality", Wesley Chun, developer advocate at G Suite, wrote in a post .

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'Jaws' terror as massive great white attacks teen

The girl, who escaped with minor cuts and bruises, said the ordeal was "everything you picture in the Jaws movie". "We were in rescue mode, we were on a mission - we just had to get there as quick as we could and get her out", he said. The shark, suspected to be a great white and estimated to be the same length as the kayak, about 4.5 metres (15 feet), then stalked their motor boat for about 10 minutes as they headed for safety.

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Albert Einstein's 'theory of happiness' note sells for $1.3 million

An expert verifies the authenticity of a note by Albert Einstein. A Japanese courier arrived at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to deliver Einstein a message. The other reads: 'Where there's a will, there's a way'. The new owners have not been named, with Winner's Auctions only saying the buyer of one of the notes was a European who wished to remain anonymous.

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NBN makes first FTTC connection

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow has admitted the government needs to do something to protect the organisation from the threat of new competing mobile technologies or face never making a profit for taxpayers. "The board chose not to pay out on that measure because that could have been better". NBN Co announced today it is ready to deploy a new type of technology known as G.fast that can increase the speeds of data transmission over copper wire.

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U.S. and Syria last hold-outs on climate change

The Paris accord, agreed by almost 200 countries two years ago, seeks to limit planetary warming by curbing global emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that scientists believe drive global warming. trillions of dollars and hinder oil, gas, coal and manufacturing industries, thus lowering employment. The Trump administration filed formal notice with the United Nations in August that it would be leaving the deal "as soon as it is eligible to do so".

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Samsung's Stable Android Oreo Update To Debut In Early 2018

This update in particular comes from the Turkish branch of Samsung, which published a blog post saying that the company aims to "present the new operating system at the beginning of the new year". Either way, if you are running a Samsung smartphone, the official Oreo update may take a while to get to you, unless you opt to root your phone and install a custom ROM.

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Foo Fighters To Perform Next July In Noblesville

The band recently postponed a few dates because of a "family emergency" and the Lexington, KY and Memphis, TN shows are rescheduled in the new schedule. Go to www.foofighters.com/capitalone for more details on the pre-sale. They're now storming arenas around the country on the first leg of the support tour which ends in mid-December.

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Spider-Man Spin-Off 'Venom', Starring Tom Hardy, Has Started Filming

Hardy can be seen clearly in the first picture released from Venom , which shows the star smiling and talking to two partially obscured members of the crew. Sony is also hoping to make more movie featuring Spider-Man's supporting cast since the wall-crawler has a number of memorable characters in his comics.

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Sensex Marginally up at 32586, Nifty Above 10000

At 11.30 AM: Sensex was up by over 80 points or 0.25% at 32,586.72 while the wider Nifty was up by over 30 points or 0.30% at 10,214.95. On Monday, Sensex ended its 3-day losing run to close higher by almost 117 points after a volatile trade on the back of gains in telecom, energy, oil & gas, banking and auto stocks .

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Filmmaker IV Sasi passes away

Tamil film actor Kamal Haasantoday condoled the death of his good friend and popular Malaylam film director I V Sasi, who passedaway in Chennai. The film, which starred his then would-be-wife Seema, was later dubbed into many other Indian languages, including Hindi.

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Carriers offer smartphones at rock bottom prices to counter Jio, raise revenues

Although it sounds convenient for users, it isn't cheap. "The key entry barrier of data usage is the cost of the device". Share prices of top-ranked Bharti Airtel jumped to a more than eight-year high and Reliance hit a record on the first day of trading since Jio's announcement last week of new high-end data tariffs that effectively raise prices by as much as 20 per cent.

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Australian researchers help identify new genetic markers of breast cancer

Researchers collected and analysed data of 275,000 women, half of whom had breast cancer , from around the globe with the aim to evaluate why some women were more at risk than others of developing the disease. 'Many women are offered mammogram screening when they are middle-aged, but if we know a woman has genetic markers that place her at higher risk of breast cancer , we can recommend more intensive screening at a younger age, ' said Prof Chenevix- Trench.

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Rockstars Doubles Down on Single Player Games

Still, we would have likes to have gotten a single-player expansion of some kind. Many are anxious that, beyond Red Dead Redemption II , the company - which is renowned for its story telling and sprawling single player campaigns - may double down on multiplayer like so many other publishers appear to be .

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Stephen Hawking PhD's popularity crashes Cambridge University website

More than five decades ago, the 24-year-old doctoral candidate, Stephen Hawking , wrote his thesis, Properties of expanding universes , on the subject of how universes expand. All Cambridge graduates will have to offer digital copies of their theses from now on, and they're being encouraged to make them public. "By eliminating the barriers between people and knowledge we can realize new breakthroughs in all areas of science, medicine, and technology", he said.

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Strictly Come Dancing judges 'crying with laughter' after Brian Conley's outburst

He ultimately made a decision to save Simon and Karen, as did his co-judges Darcey Bussell and Shirley Ballas. The dramatic scenes were (unsurprisingly) cut from the pre-recorded episode which aired on Sunday evening, and a source told The Sun: 'No one knows where it came from and everyone was incredibly shocked, but luckily Darcey saw the amusing side of it'.

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Apple and Samsung Headed Back to Court for Patent Damages Retrial

Due to the first decision not accounting for the later modification, U.S. District Judge Judge Lucy Koh , who signed the most recent order, wants another court and jury to reevaluate the case. The two companies now have until October 25 to offer a possible retrial date. However, with the upcoming Qualcomm lawsuit heating up, it may be time for Apple and Samsung to settle out of court, as they will both be fighting on the same side.

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No, Priscilla Presley didn't leave the Church of Scientology

A source revealed to The Mail on Sunday how the The Naked Gun actress became involved in the much-scrutinized institution in the wake of the King's passing. The church is said to ban all members from speaking to those who have left, labelling them a "suppressive person". The COS still has dozens of well-known members including Tom Cruise , John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, That '70s Show star Danny Masterson, Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon and The Handmaid's Tale's ...

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Animal Crossing Mobile Gets a Direct This Week

Confirmed on Monday by Nintendo, the Direct will take place on October 24 where players can expect to see a wealth of information about the popular series' transition to the mobile platform. Personally, as a fan of the series, and someone who wastes almost an hour nearly every day on Animal Crossing: New Leaf keeping my villagers in check , I'm a bit leery about a mobile release but, considering their past efforts, I still have hope.

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OnePlus 5T leaks yet again; November launch likely

As you can see clearly, there's no fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, which is now expected to be present at the back. OnePlus 5T is being said to come with a slim bezel. It's also worth noting that the OnePlus 5 is no longer available for purchase in most markets, including Europe and the USA, which suggests that a new version could be on the way as well.

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Porsche 911 Carrera T revealed, arriving Down Under Q2 2018

The 911 Carrera T will arrive in March 2018. "There's also a more aggressive front spoiler, "Agate Grey" wing mirrors, titanium grey 20" Carrera S wheels, black exhaust tips and distinctive decals and stripes. To cut weight the conventional door openers have been replaced by door opener loops. Staying with the 272kW/450Nm flat six of the standard 911 Carrera , the new variant rides 20mm lower and features optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift throws with red shift pattern ...

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Tesla clinches deal to build new factory in China

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that Tesla and the Shanghai government have reached a deal for a facility in the city's free-trade zone. The influential magazine gave Tesla's Model S sedan an "above average" score. The new factory could mean lower production costs for Tesla but not likely eliminate China's 25% import tax.


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