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Sunday's supermoon will be biggest and brightest full moon this year

At that point, the moon will be just 222,135 miles from Earth, almost 16,000 miles closer than it normally is throughout the year. December's perigee will bring the Moon within 221,821 miles to Earth. For Los Angeles, that should happen around 5:17 p.m., according to Timeanddate.com . It won't be significantly noticeable, but trained eyes may notice a slight difference.

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The Apple Watch now has its first FDA-approved medical accessory

Separately, AliveCor, a California-based developer of digital health technology for heart care, has announced that its KardiaBand has received clearance from the U.S. If the band detects problems, it will advise you to take a more accurate EKG test. At least 33 million units of the Watch have been sold, according to Asymco analyst Horace Deidu - Apple itself does not officially release sales figures, nor information on who is buying the Watch.

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Google Hacking Causes Mass Legal Action

Google is poised come under scrutiny in United Kingdom courts for allegedly harvesting the personal data of 5.4 million iPhone users, with the lawsuit being led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd . The action is seeking compensation for those people based on infringement of data protection rights and loss of control of data, which normally brings damages of less than £1,000.

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EA Cancelled Visceral's Star Wars Game Because It Felt Too Linear

He further added that the studio was "sub-scale" and had only around eighty employees, which is insufficient for a project at such a massive scale. He also stated that EA is trying to retain as numerous Visceral staff as possible, and have been shuffling them around the company as much as possible.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 5A is the ultimate budget phone

The Redmi 4A came with a 3,120mAh battery, while this year's model only offers a 3,000mAh one. However, Xiaomi is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 for the first 1 million customers of the 2GB/16GB variant, bringing its price further down to Rs 4,999.

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Facebook's smart AI will help people with suicidal thoughts

Rosen says over the last month, Facebook has worked with first responders on over 100 wellness checks based on reports received through proactive detection efforts. Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a Facebook post saying this tool will remind people how an AI was helping people to save their lives. If not the users, the friends and families of the users will be notified to potentially prompt them to offer help.

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December's PS Plus lineup includes Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition & Kung Fu Panda

That's right, Sony hasn't forgotten about the Vita, contrary to popular belief. If you own a PS4, then you will be able to download the apocalyptic action masterpiece that is Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition , the Dreamworks tie in fighting game Kung Fu Pandu: Showdown of the Legendary Legends , and another chance to get the for bonus quiz game titled That's You .

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'Super Mario Odyssey' Cereal: Rumors Point To Upcoming Nintendo Breakfast

I am a huge child and the thought of sitting in my office, writing about video games while eating Mario cereal. well, it's the dream. Available in the United States only, the mixed-berry flavor and "power-up mushrooms" aren't its only novelty - each box doubles as a functioning amiibo for Super Mario Odyssey , too.

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Google's new tech can spot and shame people peeping at your phone

As per the report , the AI software works with different lighting conditions and poses, and recognizes a person's gaze in 2 milliseconds and an average of 115 milliseconds per frame for face detection. This new system is indicative of a larger trend towards artificial intelligence that can run on less powerful mobile devices. In fact, since 2015, their AI tools known as TensorFlow have gotten a facelift to take up less storage and computing power, now being referred to as TensorFlow Lite.

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Lexus RX L 7-seater revealed at LA Motor Show

A teaser image last week previewed the RX L with a 350L badge, which will make use of Lexus' petrol-electric hybrid setup. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic braking are optional. Billed as a more cargo-friendly version of the luxury SUV , the elimination of the third row allows the model to carry 50.5 cubic feet (1,430 liters) of luggage behind the second row.

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Infiniti Reveals QX50 SUV prior to LA

Infiniti said during the unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show that the QX50 is the most important vehicle they have ever launched. "As a luxury mid-size crossover, it's the right vehicle at the right time in one of the world's fastest growing segments", stated Christian Meunier, Infiniti Global Division Vice President.

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BMW i8 Roadster: This Is It, With Slightly More Horsepower and Range

The BMW i8 Roadster has finally arrived, alongside an updated i8 coupe . That means total system power is now 275 kW/374 hp, allowing the i8 Roadster to cover the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.6 seconds (0.2 seconds slower than the coupé).

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Apple Counters Qualcomm with Patent Lawsuit of Its Own

In its countersuit, Apple alleges that Qualcomm has infringed "at least" eight Apple patents related to battery life for mobile devices. The patents the Cupertino tech giant is alleging were infringed are focused on the phone processor using only the minimum power needed, turning off parts of the processor when not in use and facilitating the processor's sleep and wake functions.

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Lincoln Nautilus takes over for the MKX

For customers seeking a personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Like the 2019 MKC, the Nautilus is also featuring the latest version of Lincoln's active safety features, including pedestrian alert and evasive steering.

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Short Interest in Roku, Inc. (ROKU) Rises By 51.2%

William Blair started coverage on shares of Roku in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Martin believes Roku is poised to benefit from declines in linear TV viewership, and big investments from tech giants in their own video content services.

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Subaru Reveals All-New 2019 Ascent 3-Row; Full Gallery, Details

As the largest Subaru ever with seating for up to eight people, it promises exceptional versatility and comes laden with a host of noteworthy features. The infotainment system is Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible, and in-car WiFi connectivity will be offered. Premium trim adds blind-spot detection with lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert, a power driver seat, spill-repellent cloth upholstery in either black or ivory, an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen, leather-wrapped ...

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Nestle India shares unfazed by Maggi's lab test failure

Authorities in the district of Shahjahanpur have slapped a fine of Rs45 lakh ($69,859) on Nestle India after samples of its Maggi noodles tested positive for high levels of ash content in a local food-testing laboratory. Cut to 2017, Nestle India said though they are yet to receive the order, they hold "this appears to be a case of application of incorrect standards".

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Microsoft and SAP announce expanded cloud partnership

The specifics of the deal will see the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud supported on Microsoft Azure, meaning SAP S/4HANA can now be run directly on Azure. "Our collaboration with Microsoft opens up tremendous opportunities for our business, and we are committed to continuous development of solutions using the Microsoft Azure platform".

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Security researcher finds classified US Army data sitting online with no password

A virtual disk image belonging to the NSA - essentially the contents of a hard drive - was left exposed on a public Amazon Web Services storage server. The code name designated to the Army intelligence system that the leak was a part of is "Red Disk". ZDNet reported that Red Disk was created to complement the US Army's legacy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance-sharing platform - the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Sets A New Record At Nurburgring

Yeah, yeah; emulate the feat in the production auto and we'll re-assess. Jaguar will be hand-assembling 300 XE SV Project 8s, with pricing starting at £149,995 in the UK (US$200,000). The compact super saloon is capable of doing a 0-100kmph run in 3.3 seconds with a top whack of 320kmph. "This astonishing Nurburgring Nordschleife record validates the success of such extensive changes".

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Man Pleads Guilty In Massive Yahoo Hack

Karim Baratov appeared in a jail jumpsuit before a federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday and entered the pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and eight counts of aggravated identity theft. Baratov waived extradition from Canada and is being detained in California without bail. The third is a Russian hacker named Alexsey Belan. Though the US government had previously charged individual Russian hackers with cybercrime - as well as hackers directly linked to ...

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'Pokemon Go' Caused Billions in Damages, Claims Controversial Study

Here, they found that there was a huge increase in vehicular crashes and associated vehicular damage as well as personal injuries around the time of the game's release, and particularly within the vicinity of so-called PokeStops, where users can play the game while driving.

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HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support

The spec also supports Dynamic HDR, which ensures that video being played constantly maintains ideal values for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wide color gamuts, with adjustments being made on a granular, frame-by-frame basis. Much like FreeSync and G-Sync, the variable refresh rate tech baked into HDMI 2.1 should help decrease input latency and eliminate frame tearing. The new HDMI 2.1 spec is backwards compatible with previous versions and includes several new or expanded features ...

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2017's Only Supermoon Is Happening This Weekend. Here's How to See it

The celestial event will be visible for anyone who is located somewhere without dense cloud cover, marking the final notable moon appearance of the year. 4) at 3:45 a.m. EST (0845 GMT), when it is 222,135 miles (357,492 kilometers) away from Earth. The moon always appears larger when it is closer to the horizon, an illusion especially profound on a full supermoon.

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Grande Prairie rental vacancy rate drops to five per cent

Grande Prairie is below the average, with the average rent for an apartment at $951. Michael Markidis of Desjardins Capital Markets said it's a sign that "the bleeding has stopped in most of the major markets located in oil-producing provinces".

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Final Fantasy AR mobile game incoming?

That said, it looks like I was a year off, as Square Enix's Final Fantasy Brand Manager Shinji Hashimoto claims that 2018, in fact, will be a big year for the JRPG series as multiple new title releases will be planned. "Next year is going to be a big year", he said. After the success of both titles, Matsuda is more sure than ever about the franchise. In Square Enix's recent financial 2Q brief , company CEO Yosuke Matsuda affirmed as much: "Players have become extremely discerning about ...

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Apple flaw allows MacOS High Sierra logins without passwords

The bug is quite similar to Apple's " root user" login feature as it might function if enabled by default and with a blank password. International Business Times was able to successfully replicate the issue on a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro, both running version 10.13.1 of MacOS High Sierra .

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PlayStation Had Best Black Friday Ever In Terms Of Console Sales

The Sony executive went on to note that plenty of new PS4 owners have gone on to purchase PlayStation Plus subscriptions too as they'll get "a lot of value" out of the service. Sony definitely doesn't just see its VR headset as an accessory, explained Lempel, who also added that " there's a lot more to come ". When combined, Black Friday PS4 and Xbox One hardware bundles were up 3% over past year and made up 83% of this week's sales.

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Judge Says Uber Withheld Evidence, Gives Waymo Time to Investigate

That has triggered a delay in a high-profile federal trial over whether the beleaguered ride-hailing service stole self-driving auto technology from a Google spinoff. Jacobs said the surveillance occurred overseas. Uber employees researching rivals were given training with the objective to "impede, obstruct or influence any lawsuit against Uber", Jacobs said, including a communication strategy "to ensure we didn't create a paper trail that came back to haunt the company in any potential ...

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Civilization VI's first major expansion Rise and Fall set for next year

Furthermore, we're promised gameplay tweaks including an enhanced Government system with new policies, and a new Timeline feature that allows you to look back over your civilisation's various achievements. The alliance system will be enhanced, and when a civilization becomes too powerful other civilizations will be able to join a pact against it to earn rewards or penalties.

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Woman misses her flight, slaps Air India staffer

The Ahmedabad-bound woman had to board the 5 am Delhi-Ahmedabad Air India flight 019 but reached the boarding area just after the gate closed. The woman staffer slapped the passenger in retaliation. Air India sources told India Today that the passenger, resident of Haryana's Panchkula town was travelling from Delhi to Ahmedabad. It was, however, also reported that police were informed about the matter and that they were investigating the issue.

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Irish deputy PM under pressure to quit and avoid election

Opposition leaders accuse a previous government, in which Fitzgerald was justice minister, of failing to defend a whistleblower exposing corruption in Ireland's police force. He must tell fellow European Union leaders whether he believes sufficient progress has been made on the future of the border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland.

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Reliance Communications vows to solve bad debt after insolvency lawsuit

MUMBAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Indian telecom player Reliance Communications' (RCom) planned debt restructuring could be complicated by China Development Bank's (CDB) triggering of insolvency action against the beleaguered company. Shares in RCom closed 3.8 percent down at 12.85 rupees. The stock has fallen 63% this year, wiping about $820 million off its market value, according to FactSet data.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hits an estimated 15 million downloads

The stats show that, within the first six days of release, Animal Crossing saw 15 million downloads, Super Mario Run saw 32 million, and Fire Emblem Heroes saw 7 million. As noted, monetization will be the lasting factor for Nintendo's continued mobile success. Nintendo will be giving out 20 Leaf Tickets for players for their patience with the server problems, loading times and crashes that the company is now looking into.

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Big Call of Duty

The video shows now unavailable game modes such as Gun Game, Infected and Control. The video has already been taken down, but it revealed a number of different game modes and weapons. After logging onto to Call of Duty World War 2 today, players have now discovered that the game has microtransactions. Call of Duty: WW2 is still sitting strong atop the UK Gaming Charts this week and show no sign of leaving any time soon as for a second week on sale, the game is doing pretty well for itself.


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