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Apple Begins Accepting Pre-orders for HomePod

Coinciding with news of the deal, Sonos published a blog post called Why Open Matters , in which it explains the benefits of its speakers working with a wide range of music streaming services, including those from Spotify, Amazon, Google - and Apple.

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Walmart signs Japan online grocery deal with Rakuten

The two companies said Thursday they would form a joint venture to sell online groceries in Japan and work together to sell e-books and audiobooks in the U.S. The most interesting facet of the alliance however, from a USA market perspective at least, is that Rakuten will leverage Walmart to help sell its Kobo ereaders.

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Michigan State president resigns amid sexual abuse scandal

A prosecutor said Nassar found competitive gymnastics to be a "perfect place" for his crimes because victims saw him as a "god" in the sport. Many of Nassar's victims claimed the school mishandled the complaints against Nassar [VIDEO ], some which go back twenty years.

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Dawn of mankind was 100000 years earlier than thought

A small bit of human jawbone found in Israel has been dated to between 177,000 and 194,000 years ago. "This suggests that while Africa was the origin of our species, some of our traits must have evolved, or been acquired, outside of Africa".

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Mets, Jose Reyes agree to one-year deal

It's not surprising; the Mets have a greater fondness for Reyes than does any other team in the league. In addition to Reyes, the Mets have Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Gavin Cecchini as options at second base but thus far it remains to be seen if the opening day second baseman is even on the roster at this point.

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Samsung confirms Galaxy S9 event for February 25

Xiaomi claimed 25 percent of the smartphone market share in the fourth quarter, ahead of Samsung's 23 percent, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research. It's a slightly different situation with the Galaxy Note 8, however. The Galaxy S9 shooter, TechRadar suggested , could beat top-of-the-line Google Pixel 2, "if it includes a variable aperture or becomes ...

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Ocean plastics elevate threat of coral reef illness

Almost 125,000 reef-building corals on 159 coral reef systems from Australia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand were examined by Dr Lamb and her team. "More than 275 million people rely upon coral reefs for food, coastal protection, tourism income and cultural significance", she said.

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Sandwiches do same environmental damage 'as millions of cars'

On average, the 11.5 billion sandwiches eaten every year are responsible for creating 9.5 million tonnes of Carbon dioxide - which is equivalent to "the annual use of 8.6 million cars", according to Professor Adisa Azapegic. For ready-made sandwiches, agricultural production and processing accounted for 37 to 67 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. On the other end of the scale, a lunch classic - the ham and cheese sandwich - was deemed the least carbon-intensive.

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Brewers sign CF Lorenzo Cain to further bolster outfield

The centerfielder from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. hit.106 with two home runs and three RBI in 21 games last season for the Brewers. Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round with the 496th overall pick in the 2004 June Amateur Draft, Cain would have to wait six years before making his Major League Baseball debut in 2010.

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Intel Corporation Earnings For Q4 Could Beat Due To Strong PC Sales

About 6.82M shares traded. It has underperformed by 15.58% the S&P500. Analysts had estimated EPS of $3.25 and revenues of $62.05. Therefore 63% are positive. Finally, Sonata Capital Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Intel by 0.9% during the second quarter. Shares of Intel Co . Since October 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.38 million activity.

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Google introduces new controls for muting and blocking online ads

You can find this setting in the permissions drop-down that comes after clicking on the info icon or the green lock icon available in the address bar, from which you can set sound behaviour for any particular site. We already had the ability to mute tabs, but now Google will be giving Chrome users the ability to mute annoying websites on a permanent basis. Here you can add the websites for which you want to disable audio.

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Trump administration wants to pull funding for the International Space Station

If such a stipulation remains in the final budget, it means NASA will need to find up to $4 billion a year from other sources if it wishes to continue sending astronauts to the station and carrying out experiments there. The ISS has been used by both government and commercial agencies in the two decades it's been operational, and is jointly managed by Canadian, European, Russian, Japanese and U.S.

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New Sony Xperia XZ Pro Could Ditch The Headphone Jack

Documents submitted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ), the USA telecoms regulator, show an upcoming Sony smartphone. The upcoming Sony Xperia flagship, which is being referred to as the Xperia XZ Pro might also forego the headphone jack, but that does not mean there aren't other things to look forward to from the flagship.

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Looking Up: Once in a blue supermoon, a total lunar eclipse occurs

So, what exactly is this rare lunar event? Due to the tilt of the moon's orbit from the plane of earth's orbit, there are only two times per year, 31 to 37 days long, when it can cast its shadow on earth at new moon, or pass into earth's shadow at full moon.

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Virgina Woolf: 5 Things To Know About Famed Author & Today's Google Doodle

In 1912, she married Leonard and also became part of an influential group of writers known as the Bloomsbury Group , quite known in London in the early 20th century. While Virginia Woolf had a privileged childhood, she also suffered from severe bouts of deep depression throughout her life. Woolf died on March 28, 1941, at the age of 59 in Sussex, England.

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Hyundai Santa FE SUV TEASED ahead of reveal next month

THE ALL-NEW 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will launch in Australia later this year, according to Hyundai Australia which teased a gloomy profile photograph of the new medium SUV today. The fourth generation model is yet to be unveiled, but the Korean carmaker has shared a few details and a teaser image. Little else is known about the new Santa Fe, but Hyundai does make a promise: the new SUV will have the first Rear Occupant Alert system in the automotive industry.

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Nintendo is shutting down Miitomo, its first smartphone game

The mobile app was actually Nintendo's first step into the world of smartphones, making use of Miis and acting as the company's own quirky little version of a social media network. Sidekick Mii characters will be deleted. If you want to save any Miifotos, you must save them to your smart device before 5/9/2018 12:00 AM (PDT). These bonuses can be used to play Miitomo Drop or take advantage of other features such as the Miitomo shop .

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Arcade Edition will let you dress up in Monster Hunter armour

If you love the Monster Hunter franchise and also Street Fighter, you will be pleased to learn that to celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter : World , Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter-themed costumes will be making its way into Street Fighter 5, although it seems that it won't be as straightforward as buying it outright.

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Sky challenges Amazon and Google with Now TV Smart Stick

Sky has revealed a new member of its affordable pay-as-you-view Now TV streaming device family, the Now TV Stick. Take a deep breath: the Now TV Streaming Smart Stick is the firm's first departure from the set-top box of old, and offers an enticing - and cheaper - alternative to Amazon's Fire TV Stick .

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Ubisoft Sam is Alexa for gamers

The company introduced Sam, a gaming oriented assistant created to work with the Ubisoft Club service. Beyond that, you can ask Sam about release dates and easter eggs, how long they've been playing a title or what their friends are now logged into, or whether Ezio or Bayek is the better assassin.

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Cavaliers' Heated Team Meeting Ends With Players Blaming Kevin Love

For us, it's not about me. "My numbers are down, the team's numbers are down and we're not playing well, so obviously it's a direct correlation of all of those things", James said Monday (via the AP). In the midst of their awful skid, head coach Tyronn Lue insisted that he wasn't going to alter their lineup but it appears he may have finally given in.

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Samsung disputes Canalys report pegging Xiaomi as India's top smartphone brand

Samsung says it is still the number one smartphone company in India "by a distance". Samsung is a full range player and leads the smartphone business across every segment of the India market in 2017. Samsung Electronics is no longer India's top smartphone seller - a title it had held onto for six years. It cited data from research firm GfK that tracks sales to end consumers to say Samsung had a 45 per cent value market share and 40 per cent volume market share in November a year ago.

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'Humanity Star': NZ rocket's secret payload was shiny, disco ball satellite

It reflected light back at the Earth for two years, completing more than 7,400 revolutions. "No matter where you are in the world or what's happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky", said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO, in a statement.

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Tesla makes unexpected compensation announcement

The 10-figure award dwarfs other mega-grants offered in recent years, including the $376 million in stock Apple granted to CEO Tim Cook in 2011, and the more than $100 million packages Oracle awarded to three executives in September. While money is a powerful incentive, it's not clear how much the incremental awards have driven Musk's performance at Tesla. In reaction, the analyst reiterates a Sector Perform rating on TSLA stock with a $380 price target, which implies a 7% upside from ...

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands to Add Loot Boxes

Given that Ghost War mode is the newly introduced PvP game mode, this would initially start worrying some fans, but don't fret just yet as there's more. Once Extended Ops hits the Internet, all players will receive a gifted Spec Ops Crate and a gifted Ghost War Crate, which are redeemable on the Ubisoft Club.

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Nintendo Switch is about to get a games explosion

Having polled almost 4,000 game developers, the GDC learned that 12% of them are now developing games for the Switch. In terms of how developers plan to monetize the games they're working on, 49 percent said they were working on a "pay to download" game, while 39 percent were pursuing a free-to-play model.

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This could be our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S9

We already know of LG's plan to delay the unveiling of the G7 phones as it does some changes to its business strategy. It's certainly exciting to think that this may be our first hands-on look at Samsung's latest flagship, but it's also possible that this could be a dummy unit.

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IOS 11.3 will let you disable Apple's controversial CPU throttling feature

Apple is giving just what they asked for with battery management in iOS 11.3. The latest iOS will be available this spring for the iPhone 5 and later, as well as all iPad Airs and iPad Pros, the fifth generation iPad, iPad Mini 2 and later, and the iPod Touch sixth generation.

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Microsoft Announces New Data Privacy Tools for Windows 10

Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer Microsoft's screenshots of the "telemetry" data displayed by the Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer app show what looks like the raw and somewhat obscure technical information sent by Windows 10 that Microsoft says it needs to address various software problems.

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SpaceX's heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy completes hold-down firing test

Engine ignition was impossible to miss as a huge cloud of churning exhaust shot away from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 12:30 p.m. Musk admitted previous year that building the rocket was much more hard than he initially anticipated. When the rocket finally embarks upon its maiden launch, its mission will be carrying Musk's Tesla Roadster into orbit around Mars.

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Google I/O 2018 dates discovered: runs from May 8 to May 10

Navigating to the page leads you to Google Street View where yet another journey begins as you work your way through an office building in search of additional clues. Update: It didn't take all that long for the Internet hive mind to crack Google's puzzle after all. It's certainly possible, since Android Wear 2.0 will be over a year old by that point.

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NASA To Study Lunar Regolith During Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

A blood moon occurs when it takes on a reddish tint as it passes through earth's shadow in a lunar eclipse. The next blue moon total lunar eclipse will happen December 31, 2028. The moon that night will be not only a blood moon - don't worry, we're getting to what exactly this is soon - but also a blue moon and a supermoon. Johnston adds that the country's Eastern time zone will have the most trouble seeing the eclipse on January 31 , which begins at 5:51 a.m.

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Ex-Prize: Google's $30 Million Moon Race Ends with No Winner

Google's Lunar Xprize challenged private companies to fly to the moon . Bengaluru-based TeamIndus had said it would launch a spacecraft aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in 2018.

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Missouri State student emails all campus 'Claudias' over missed Tinder connection

Doesn't seem like too hard of a place to get work done. So what was Hayden's solution to this? That's how every girl at the university named Claudia ended up getting an email from Holden. Emailing about forty students at the University of Missouri, he wrote: 'Hello all Claudias of Missouri state (I think I may have missed some and if so someone help me).

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Reliance Jio Republic Day Offer

The validity is 70 days for this offer. Hence, you only need to pay Rs. 349 for the next six months. The validity is 84 days. If you would like to buy Rs. This Jio offer will come into effect by January 26. With this offer, users will be entitled to 1.5GB of 4G data per day with a validity of 28 days, making a grand total of 42 GB of 4G data.


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