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Nintendo to release retro console

Nintendo to release retro console

Not at all. More so, considering Nintendo's sloth-like approach to adding games to it. Now, keep in mind that the N64 Classic isn't official - but given Nintendo's recent stance at the repackaging of old-school games these days, it probably isn't far behind. Read More

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The Successor to Wunderlist Is Here: Microsoft To-Do

The Successor to Wunderlist Is Here: Microsoft To-Do

That app is officially known as the Microsoft To-Do , codenamed as "Project Cheshire". Tragedy. Microsoft has announced plans to shut down one of WIRED's favourite to-do list apps two years after acquiring the company. Microsoft says it will incorporate favorite elements of Wunderlist in the coming months. The app works as such: Users download the Microsoft Authenticator app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and then add the Microsoft services they wish to unlock ... Read More

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Instagram now has partial offline support on Android

Instagram now has partial offline support on Android

Instagram's decision to launch the offline feature first on Android makes sense given the fact that it is the preferred device type in the developing world. Facebook-owned Instagram has every reason to be proud of its recent achievement. While Twitter, Facebook serves it's own objective, Instagram works on its own to a specific set of audience. Read More

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NYC may force Uber to allow tips

NYC may force Uber to allow tips

Reacting to the call for protest, Uber said in a statement that this time , the drivers can not obstruct others who are willing to come on duty. Uber assigns a cost for a booking fee, plus a per-mile cost and a per-minute cost that the driver makes for each ride. Read More

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Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars Tribute is 'Therapy'

She made every celebration so much fun. The Last Jedi, which will open in cinemas in December, will also see Kylo Ren star Adam Driver return. The first fully-formed trailer for " The Last Jedi " had nearly half a million views and more than 13,000 comments on YouTube within 90 minutes of being posted, with #TheLastJedi quickly becoming the top trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter . Read More

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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

According to Motherboard , the most risky program in the release is an NSA program known as FUZZBUNCH , "a hacking suite or toolkit that contains several plug-and-play exploits to attack several versions of Windows operating system". Microsoft however notes that these exploits were only patched " on supported products " and in particular note that 3 exploits, "EnglishmanDentist", " EsteemAudit ", and " ExplodingCan ", could not be reproduced on "Windows 7 and more recent versions of ... Read More

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Jaguar F-Pace emerges 2017 World Car of the year

Jaguar F-Pace emerges 2017 World Car of the year

Dr Ralf Speth , Jaguar Land Rover's boss, said: "Winning these two awards endorses the talent and great work of our teams that have delivered the world's most practical sports auto and Jaguar's fastest selling vehicle". Jaguar's F-Pace mid-size SUV has raced to the head of the pack. Jaguar SUV beat the Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan in the final round. The Jaguar F-Pace was also launched in India in four variants - the 2-litre Pure variant at Rs 68.4 lakh and the Prestige trim at Rs 74.5 ... Read More

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"OnePlus 5 to Include 5.5" 2K Display and New Improvements

Recently surfaced reports are claiming that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is promising to release the OnePlus 5 flagship smartphone without the touch latency issue. OnePlus 5 will come with a 23 megapixels primary camera . You might be as well surprised why the hell OnePlus 5 is being mentioned instead of OnePlus 4 as the successor to the 2016 OnePlus 3. Read More

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Google blocks invasive Burger King ad

Google blocks invasive Burger King ad

Last month, Google Home owners complained that the "My Day" function, which reads out things like weather, traffic conditions and calendar appointments for the day, ended up recommending the new film "Beauty and the Beast". "OK, Google, what is the Whopper burger?" he says. The line was first added by someone with the username "Fermachado123", which appears to be the username of Burger King's marketing chief , Fernando Machado. Read More

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Louis CK goes off about Donald Trump

Louis CK goes off about Donald Trump

Louis didn't expect his words to become front page news, but he doesn't regret his fiery diatribe against the candidate. He continued: "I thought he was some new kind of evil but he's just a lying sack of shit". They lie a lot. He goes, 'Heh heh, it wasn't even true. "Then you have a lying sack of s-t", he said to applause from the audience, referring to the president. Read More

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Sensex sheds 133 points ahead of RBI policy decision

Sensex sheds 133 points ahead of RBI policy decision

Indian equity markets on Thursday recovered marginally after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained status quo on interest rates in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the 2017-18 fiscal. Broader markets were mixed, with small-cap index falling 0.23 per cent while mid-cap rising 0.15 per cent. In contrast, the BSE market breadth was bullish - with 1,472 advances and 1,419 declines. Read More

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YouTube ad boycott could cost Google parent Alphabet $US750m

YouTube ad boycott could cost Google parent Alphabet $US750m

A Google rep added that the company's efforts to better tackle the issue had been appreciated by its advertising clients, prompting many to halt their spending boycott. Cakmak estimates the financial hit to Google from the boycott could be as much as $500 million - a significant sum, but a small amount for a company that posted $26 billion in sales last quarter. Read More

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Relax, Verizon won't replace Yahoo name with its Oath brand

Relax, Verizon won't replace Yahoo name with its Oath brand

Generally, there seems to be confusion as to where the name came from and how it relates to either Yahoo or AOL. Not long afterward, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong confirmed the Oath moniker on Twitter . The core Web assets that Yahoo is selling to Verizon-its search, e-mail, and content sites-will be merged with another 90s Internet relic, AOL, under Verizon's ever-expanding corporate umbrella. Read More

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Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

The Associated Press reports the second recall is an expansion of a previous one of 2.3 million vehicles including the 2012-15 Ford Focus and 2013-15 Escape and C-Max models. A door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a "door will not close" condition. A Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) recall has been issued in 2017 that involves 440,000 additional vehicles. Read More

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Comcast Planning Major Expansion Of Its Streaming TV Services

Comcast Planning Major Expansion Of Its Streaming TV Services

Reuters reports today that the largely forgotten and forgettable Comcast Stream service is due for a refresh, rebrand, and expansion later this year into the new Xfinity Instant TV. Comcast subscribers will likely not be charged against internet data caps. Another big part of the strategy is that Comcast hopes the skinny bundles become stepping-stones for subscribers to upgrade to full-blown pay TV. Read More

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Google Unveils Policies To Help Ad Buyers Avoid Offensive Content

This means the tech giant will effectively start removing ads from content (or YouTube videos) that are attacking or harass individuals based on their culture, gender, caste and ethnicity among other categories. The company generated $7.8 billion from advertising in the region previous year, making up almost 9 percent of the search giant's global revenue. Four hundred hours of video is uploaded every minute to YouTube , Google says, making it tough to police. Read More

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30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

The Angara are a new species in Mass Effect: Andromeda , they were once a highly advanced species, but the kept invasion of the Heleus Cluster disrupted their civilization. The initiative needs to find more resources, which requires more people, but it needs to secure resources in order to support these people first. Numerous races we've known in the Mass Effect trilogy will return in Mass Effect : Andromeda , some have already been confirmed to play major roles like the Asari, Turian, ... Read More

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Intel Buys Mobileye, Chip Maker Granting Vision to Cars, for $15.3 Billion

Intel Buys Mobileye, Chip Maker Granting Vision to Cars, for $15.3 Billion

Intel is a tech company and works across the spectrum with everyone. "This acquisition is a great step forward for our shareholders, the automotive industry and consumers", Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a statement . Intel will also move its entire automotive unit to Israel, where it will be headed by Prof. The deal is expected to be immediately accretive to non-GAAP earnings and free cash flow, and the combined company hopes to generate $175 million in annual cost synergies by ... Read More

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