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YouTube & Apple Line Up Major Music Moves For 2018

But behind the nifty song-detecting technology lies something that could explain why Apple is buying Shazam for a reported sum of $400 million - its treasure trove of data. The Shazam deal marks Apple's biggest acquisition in music since paying $3 billion for Beats Electronics' line of headphones and music service in 2014.

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The Injustice 2 Free Trial Starts Tomorrow

This trial will give access to the online multiplayer, the full list of the characters, and an opportunity to play through the first three chapters. Interactive Entertainment announced that a free trial for the game will start tomorrow and run through December 18, giving players nearly a week to download the game and play it on the PlayStation 4.

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Final Cut Pro X introduces 360-Degree VR video editing

Maxing all of this out will yield an iMac Pro that costs a staggering RM61,816.80 - that's more than five times the most expensive iMac with Retina 5K display . The update also includes powerful tools for professional color grading. Apple said it would deliver the iMac Pro in December, and it has by a whisker.

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Scientists discover 512-year-old shark, world's oldest vertebrate

The ice-filled water of the Arctic region houses the giant Greenland shark which might be the oldest surviving vertebrate in the globe as of now. The creature thrives in the water with temperature up to -1C to 10C while weighing more than a tone.

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Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Tonight

Among the three crew members, two were astronauts, and one was a cosmonaut. The three were extracted from the capsule within 20 minutes and appeared to be in good condition. Bresnik now has spent 150 days in space on two flights. After the crew undocks from the space station's Rassvet module, the travelers will spend about 3.5 hours heading back to Earth.

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Gremio reach Club World Cup final

Gremio will take on either European champions Real Madrid or hosts Al Jazira in Saturday's (December 16) final. Everton scored the only goal in Al-Ain on 95 minutes when he cut in from the left wing and slammed beyond Pachuca's 44-year-old goalkeeper Oscar Perez into the far corner.

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Fiat Punto is Officially Nominalized as the "Most Unsafe Car of 2017"

The firm says the updated ratings give consumers a fairer comparison between face-lifted cars and new releases. The supermini - popular with families and first-time drivers - was slammed for its "unprecedented" poor scores. Perhaps the biggest news - and an illustration of how much stricter safety standards have become - is that the venerable Fiat Punto is the first vehicle ever to be given zero stars in the tests.

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Microsoft adds AI features, Reddit partnership to Bing search engine

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next big thing at Microsoft, and the company today shared some news in regards to the AI front. The Bing blog explained that this integration is meant to make Bing search results more interactive and provide more comprehensive information.

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Final Trailer For Netflix's 'Bright' Starring Will Smith, and Orcs

Together they must fight through their personal differences while exposing a conspiracy that threatens the future of the world as they know it. It was written by Max Landis , who previously wrote Chronicle , American Ultra , and Victor Frankenstein .

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Samsung announced new Windows 10 PCs from its Notebook 9 series

It features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is driven by Intel Core i7 processor (8 gen), Intel HD graphics and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM . They can include up to 1TB of storage , and the 15-inch has an option for discrete graphics, but they share the Pen's CPU and RAM options.

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Crytek Hates Star Citizen and Squadron 42

While the game was originally developed using Crytek's CryEngine, CIG and RSI swapped development over to Amazon's Lumberyard engine in December 2016, which itself was built around an earlier version of CryEngine but developed with online games in mind.

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Nintendo Reportedly Looking To Ramp Up Mobile Game Development

The report claims Nintendo spoke with GungHo ( Ragnarok Online ) given the two companies have already collaborated before with Mario characters appearing in GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons for the 3DS. So what do you think of getting more Nintendo mobile games? The Nintendo-DeNA relationship will also continue, with more unannounced games in the pipeline.

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Alleged Nokia 6 (2018) with 18:9 FullView Display Spotted On TENNA

Also, the previously leaked images tipped that the Nokia 9 might be launched with the model numbers TA-1005, TA-1009, and TA-1042 and the codename A1N. Are you a fan of the original Nokia 6? Furthermore, the handset will include 4GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, and either a Snapdragon 630 or 660 chipset.

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Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

Toyota's battery requirements are likely to increase after it stated in 2016 it would add fully electric vehicles to its item line-up in the early 2020s, broadening a green-car method which has concentrated on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles (FCV).

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Trump Signs Bill Banning Kaspersky Products on Government Computers

The agent, A.V. Kutasevich, worked side-by-side with the Kaspersky technician, Ruslan Sabitov, in the "information retrieval" operation, according to the document, dated April 28, 2015. "Congress singled out Kaspersky Lab based exclusively on the location of its headquarters, resulting in substantial and irreparable harm to the company, its US -based employees, and its USA -based business partners ", Kaspersky said in a statement.

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Woman murders husband but mutton soup exposes her sinister plot

The Telangana Police revealed the shocking facts unearthed during the investigations of the chilling crime in Nagarkurnool town, the news agency reported . "When he was unconscious, she and her lover, Rajesh , hit her husband Sudhakar on the head with an iron rod and bludgeoned him to death". She then poured a small amount of acid on Rajesh's face and informed Reddy's relatives that unknown persons had attacked him.

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Apple Invests $390 Million in Facial Recognition Tech

President Trump has called on Apple to move more of its production to the U.S. He called on the tech giant to start building its " damn computers " in the States in 2016, and said earlier this year Apple has plans for three " big " plants in the U.S.

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Manushi Chhillar was India's top trending personality of 2017 on Google

Miss India-World Manushi Chhilar was India's top trending personality on Google search in 2017, according to the internet giant's annual Year in Search results. On the overall list, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was followed by searches around Indian Premier League and searches for "Live Cricket Score". Dangal , Half Girlfriend, Badrinath ki Dulhania, Munna Michael, Jagga Jasoos and Raees were some of the other most searched films.

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Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), JD.com, Inc. (JD)

Guardian Life Insurance Of America reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) on Thursday, September 7 with "Hold" rating. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 2.22 and a current ratio of 2.25. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Friday, August 4 with "Buy".

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Facebook brings more AR features to Messenger

The Facebook AR Studio is the company's next way of targeting Snapchat via products that are essentially clones of features created by a company few see as being a real threat. World Effects technology enables you to drop 3D objects into your surroundings to capture and share fun moments with your family and friends. "Currently, Facebook says there's support for a heart, arrow, and robot, while there are bubbles and words that read "love", 'bae", "heart", and "miss you".

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Galaxy S9 Planning a More Secure Iris Scanner

They are typically a mid-range phone with some decent specs but rarely have the design of their flagships. Since late-2016 to September 2017, rumours were rife that Samsung and Apple were in a closely fought race to launch new phones with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

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Capture the most picturesque event of the year tonight : Geminid Meteor Shower

Folks not able to watch the meteor shower on Wednesday night can go outside on Tuesday night or Thursday night to try to spot a few meteors, but there will not be as many as Wednesday night. Comets are chunks of ice with a lot of dust and when they come close to the sun during their orbit the ice melts and the dust and rocks are left behind along the orbit of the comet.

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Juno data offers new insights into Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The spacecraft is nearing the end of its initial mission timeframe, but as its hardware appears to still be in great shape, it's likely that it will get a new lease on life with extended mission goals to follow. Yet to be explained are hints that there's a high-energy ion population in Jupiter's "relativistic electron radiation belt", detected as high noise signatures in images from the probe's Stellar Reference Unit (SRU-1).

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Apple turns on app preorders in App Store

The new feature offers pre-order for up to 90-days before the launch . weMessage is a new app for Android that claims to bring iMessage to non-Apple devices by using your Mac as a sort of middle-man between the iPhone and the Android phone.

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Donald Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars

It is believed that NASA has received full backing from President Trump and his White House representatives who are hoping that the future mission will provide a long term exploration which will ultimately give them further details of the moon's surface and it's potential use.

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Overwatch: Every Winter Wonderland 2017 Event Skin

Usually, they'll feature snow-themed maps, loot, and special game modes in a limited-time event. In an article written by Dave Thier of Forbes , he confirmed via Blizzard developer Jeff Kaplan that there will be special skins dedicated to Hanzo, Junkrat, and Roadhog in honor of the Winter Wonderland Event with six skins in total available to be earned.

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Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand

Ancient penguins were enormous and fearsome predators, according to a recent fossil find reported in the journal Nature Communications . Named formally as Kumimanu biceae , the bird is not without rivals for the title of largest penguin to ever waddle across the earth, but it has to be considered the latest front-runner.

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Birth of new island could help search for life on Mars

NASA is studying an nearly brand new island on Earth, to figure out where it might find life on Mars. When the eruption ended and ashes settled a month later, a new island had emerged, rising 400 feet above the ocean's surface. In its present state, the island is essentially a huge pile of volcanic ash and rock which is slowly eroding into the ocean from which it was born.

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Now You Can Follow Hashtags on Instagram #sidtech

It's for this very reason that I jumped for joy when I found out that as of December 12, Instagram users will no longer be limited to following people and places - you now have the power to follow hashtags , too. To get started, search for a topic you're interested in or tap on a hashtag from any post. I feel like being able to follow hashtags will transform the Instagram feed for a lot of users.

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Is This Interstellar Asteroid an Alien Spacecraft?

The team will use the Green Bank radio telescope in West Virginia to study the object , which is named after the Hawaiian word for "scout" or "messenger". "It's a planetesimal with a well-baked crust that looks a lot like the tiniest worlds in our outer Solar System: a bit redder than solar, about the size of the Gherkin skyscraper in London".

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Facebook's Irish tax move 'increases pressure on others'

Social media giant Facebook has caved into pressure from governments and the general public and is to overhaul its tax structure. Following criticism from the EU, Facebook will change the way it pays its taxes and it will pay where the profits are earned instead of shunting them through an Irish subsidiary.

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Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch

Carrying forward the design language of Nokia 7 , this device will also be donning reduced bezels . This would mean that the capacitive touch button would be removed in favour of the on-screen navigation buttons. Meanwhile, HMD Global is also gearing up to launch the Nokia 9 . Today, we have images of the upcoming smartphone too. Nokia 6 smartphone was launched in January 2017.

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Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition For An Undisclosed Amount: What Now?

Although the price has not been disclosed, Techcrunch has quoted sources who estimate the deal to be worth around $400 million. "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple ", an Apple spokesperson told The Verge .

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Geminid meteor to display this Wednesday

It is an early foreshadowing of the Geminid Meteor shower , which will peak December 13-14. Perhaps you've already seen a bright meteor flare over the December sky? What turns into an wonderful show of the skies, the Geminid Meteor Shower originates from a rocky asteroid called 3200 Phaethon .

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Synaptics unveils in-display fingerprint sensors for smartphones

The latest innovation from the Synaptic nearly solves the fundamental problem of the 2017 smartphone with narrow bezels with no place to place the fingerprint scanner. It would also work with wet, dry, and cold fingers. Get ready for even better integrated fingerprint sensors, with this breakthrough announcement from Synaptics.


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