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Nationwide gas prices drop for 21 consecutive days, according to AAA

Despite the drop, gas prices in Arkansas are 52.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago, and 3.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. "Falling gas prices are normal for this time of year", said a statement Carrasco, a spokesman for AAA - The Auto Club Group. Dansville, which has had the lowest average price in the county for weeks, was down a penny from a week ago. Read More

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Loos You Can Use: Japan to Simplify Toilets

Loos You Can Use: Japan to Simplify Toilets

Now the manufacturers in Japan, the Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association , have made a decision to standardise the symbols to avoid confusing tourists. They will begin using the new symbols this year, the association said. The government is also considering a revamp of other symbols that some overseas visitors find confusing or offensive, including a swastika-like pictograph used to indicate a Buddhist temple on maps. Read More

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Is This the Galaxy S8?

Is This the Galaxy S8?

The most anticipated Samsung phone this year is the Samsung Galaxy S8. The reason for Samsung ditching the Home Button is to incorporate a larger screen and not increase the size the of the phone. The next video is a little less interesting, but shows exactly what Samsung's goals are for this year's crop of AMOLED products, for its own phones and its competitors: accuracy, energy efficiency, and thin bezels. Read More

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Microsoft Has Cancelled Scalebound

As Alex observed earlier today, Scalebound was one of the Microsoft-published games shown off at Xbox's E3 2014 showcase of big and exciting products, which Microsoft framed as a mic drop . After all, any good game by Platinum is worth its weight in gold - just ask anyone who's ripped through Bayonetta 2 or Transformers: Devastation . Read More

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They're real! Ford confirms a new Bronco, Ranger at Detroit Auto Show

As for styling, when asked if the new Bronco would take cues from Broncos of yore, the Redditor said "Not really, both vehicles will be based on current production models", referring to the SUV and the new Ranger. But Zetsche also said Daimler and its Mercedes-Benz brand would "have to adjust" to any new rules put in place by the Trump administration. In addition, the return of the Bronco should inject new life into the model's loyal but long-suffering band of enthusiasts. Read More

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CES 2017: Sony Launches Bravia OLED 4K HDR TVs

CES 2017: Sony Launches Bravia OLED 4K HDR TVs

Even without an OLED rival, some of LG's 4K HDR sets dipped below $2,000 late previous year. The XBR-A1E includes Sony's 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme , 4K X-Reality PRO, and a super-cool, stand-less form factor. As with last year's equivalent models, the X930Es (available in 55-inch and 65-inch versions) use edge LED lighting while the 75-inch X940E uses a direct LED array (this latter setup being a welcome feature that's looking set to become increasingly hard to find in 2017). Read More

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Apple invests $1 billion in massive tech fund

Apple invests $1 billion in massive tech fund

SoftBank's Vision Fund is scheduled to launch this year with seed investment of a massive $25 billion by SoftBank itself. Apple and the Japanese telecom company SoftBank have a long history of working together with the iPhone. SoftBank has also said that it plans to make future large-scale investments via the tech fund, rather than on its own. The money will be invested in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, deep learning, robotics, and connected devices. Read More

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Apple may manufacture iPhones at Bengaluru facility in 2017

The Cupertino company has filed a formal request to India's Department of Revenue and Department of Electronics and Information Technology requesting to be excluded from the rule. It had been approaching a buy point of 118.79 out of a cup base, but has declined the past three sessions. The production cuts are likely to affect Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 7 - not the larger, more expensive iPhone 7 Plus. Read More

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Moussa Dembele Rockets Home Equaliser In The Old Firm Derby

The Parkhead boss was left red-faced after he nearly lost his footing celebrating Scott Sinclair's second-half victor. We have had three sell-out crowds now, and the expectation is there in every single game. "I'm disappointed obviously as we've lost a game of football", he said. "We've got to try and continue our undefeated run for as long as we possibly can, but it wouldn't be the end of the world", Brown said when asked if a defeat would take the shine off Celtic's start to the season. Read More

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Cyber Experts Find Evidence Russia Military Intel Behind DNC Hack

Cyber Experts Find Evidence Russia Military Intel Behind DNC Hack

He continued: "Initial research identified that the filename suggested a relationship to the D-30 122mm towed howitzer, an artillery weapon first manufactured in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, but still in use today". Such information reportedly helped Russian Federation gain critical information about Ukrainian troop movement and fighting strength, and resulted in it inflicting unusually high casualties and damage in a violent border conflict that began in 2014. Read More

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Instagram one-ups Snapchat with 'hands-free' video

After you've captured a photo or video for an Instagram Story, you can now tap a Stickers button, located next to the drawing and text buttons. This will let them start recording a video with a tap. Each contextual sticker has multiple styles to match your mood or taste. You'll see a set of holiday stickers available for the next few weeks, and keep an eye out for even more stickers to ring in the new year! So yes, finally, no more press and hold to record. Read More

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New Snapchat feature lets you group chat with up to 16 people

The company has called this as Quick Chat and it is probably the fastest method to keep up with a conversation that is ongoing with one friend without having to spam the whole group. Once you finish, you can return to the group by tapping the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. One other feature addition that Snapchat didn't mention in its announcement is Shazam integration-at least on iOS. Read More

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Nokia's comeback: Mid-range D1C Android smartphone to start at Rs 10000

Nokia has plans to capture one-fifth of the market share by the end of the next year and entering the market with a cheap priced phone is a smart move to push through. The phone is going to run Android Nougat 7.0, out of the box. Nokia Oyj may tomorrow report its smallest fourth-quarter profit in a decade, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop's challenge to win back consumers from Apple Inc. Read More

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Dylan expresses awe over Nobel Prize, alludes to Shakespeare

Dylan , who cited "pre-existing commitments" when declining the invitation, wrote the thank-you speech, which was read by the USA ambassador to Sweden at a gala banquet after the main event. "From an early age, I've been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Mann, Camus, Hemingway", the speech said. Read More

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VR Industry Leaders Come Together to Create New Association, GVRA

Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC Vive, Facebook's Oculus, Samsung and Sony Interactive Entertainment have less than ceremoniously announced they have built a fort in the backyard and will be trading Magic cards and reading dirty magazines. Over the course of the past year, a number of VR headsets and platforms have been made available to the consumer, ranging from the Oculus Rift (owned by Facebook), to the Samsung Galaxy VR headset, and the Sony PlayStation VR. Read More

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Qualcomm unveils Centriq 2400 series 10nm server chip

Qualcomm unveils Centriq 2400 series 10nm server chip

Qualcomm demonstrated the new Centriq processors running Apache Spark and Hadoop on Linux and Java. The product is expected to be available broadly in the second half of 2017. They didn't want to get into the details which company manufactured 10nm. Today's announcement shows that Qualcomm is "leading the industry to the next-generation node", claims the company. Read More

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HTC opens development studio Vive Studios to produce virtual reality content

So far, Vive Studios has already released its first VR game: " Arcade Saga ", which was developed by an internal studio called 2 Bears. As well as a new collection of three arcade titles that will take place in first-person 3D, including shooting gallery, during which you are equipped with a bow and arrow as well as a Breakout-style game, and VR table tennis game. Read More

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Corpus Christi pilot killed in Japan plane crash

Corpus Christi pilot killed in Japan plane crash

Jake Frederick was found early Thursday by a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship and brought to Marine Corps Base Camp Butler in Okinawa where he was pronounced dead. On November 9, two F/A-18 Hornets belonging to the Marine Corps crashed near San Diego. Between June and August three of the jets crashed, killing two pilots. Read More

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Pokemon Go's partnership with Sprint brings over 10000 PokeStops and Gyms

Avatar Customization . There appears to now be more character customization possible, as well as potentially having the ability to buy certain clothes/features through the in-app shop, which could add another revenue stream for Niantic. Today's Pokemon Go update brought more than just berry-infused Frappuccinos from Starbucks; dataminers have dug deep into the most recent patch and found code further suggesting we'll get Gen 2 Pokemon soon, as well as expanded customization options and even ... Read More

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Local Pearl Harbor survivor honored in Mission, Kansas

On August 6, 1945, the USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Melvin "Bud" Kennedy survived Pearl Harbor, and now he lives at Primrose Retirement Community in Grand Island. He was at basic training at Camp Wheeler near Macon the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Though three-quarters of a century have passed since the attack, Ballard said remembering Pearl Harbor remains an opportunity to honor veterans past and present. Read More

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Students protest white supremacist at Texas A&M University

Students protest white supremacist at Texas A&M University

Police said two people were arrested . Hundreds gathered outside the Texas A&M union where Spencer appeared on Tuesday, according to ABC affiliate WFAA. "And I think white people, and it showed with Trump's election, are concerned about their future". "What makes me mad is when I hear white Americans say that this entire country was built by them and not on the backs of minorities, that whole Manifest Destiny thing". Read More

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