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Thanksgiving 2017 travel to be busiest in 12 years, AAA says

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About 79,200, or seven percent, will fly to their destinations, and about 22,500 will take buses, trains, cruises or other modes of travel, the auto club said. The average for a gallon of regular in OR is $2.86. "Idaho has experienced a seasonal price drop, but it's been slower than in recent years", Conde said. Read More »

Apple iPhone 8: Battery Issues Blamed On YouTube!

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Minimal display bezels, OLED display panels and wireless charging have all been in the Android domain for a few generations (or more). Apple's latest update to iOS 11 is set to offer faster wireless charging for iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X owners. Read More »

Trump offers to 'mediate' in sea dispute

Protesters shout slogans holding portraits of U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a rally near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Nov. She's been a critic of Duterte's approach to tackling the drug crisis, and denounced the government for carrying out "possible extrajudicial killings " and "a massive, government-led, human rights crisis". Read More »

IOS 11.1.1 Released, Bug Fixes + Features & Changes

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Some iPhone X owners have been reporting this problem on the iPhone subreddit over the last day or so. However, it turns out that there is a software bug causing the issue and might be fixed by an update. Others claimed that iOS device screens could become unresponsive outside Apple's recommended temperature range of 0 to 63 degrees Celsius. Apple confirmed the issue in an email to CBC News on Friday, but said it will soon send out an easy fix for the problem. Read More »

Waymo is taking the next step in the driverless auto evolution

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He expresses that if these last "sans-human" test drives based in Phoenix go well, it'll be a short gap to bridge between that and allowing passengers to ride in the automated minivans without a Waymo employee tagging along to ensure safety: "Once you've taken the driver out, putting a rider in becomes something like an afterthought". Read More »

Google Search and Maps to add wait time info for restaurants

The search giant debuted a new tool on Tuesday that lets people see the wait times at nearby restaurants . FoodAndWine.com is also reporting Google will add similar functionality for wait times at grocery stores to help avoid the most congested supermarkets when picking up turkey and stuffing. Read More »

Researchers Give iPhone X The Worst-Ever Score For Durability

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SquareTrade claimed that the iPhone X broke on its first drop and that its glass back and lack of a home button made it the least sturdy iPhone to date. Meanwhile, the back drop completely shattered the back panel leaving loose shards of glass, making it hard to hold. In the document, Apple is admitting that the the iPhone X display is not immune to color shift or screen burn-in, two issues the Google Pixel 2 XL is being roasted for. Read More »

Mobile, Sprint call off merger attempt

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Sprint president and CEO Marcelo Claure said: "While we couldn't reach an agreement to combine our companies, we certainly recognize the benefits of scale through a potential combination". The investment ignited speculation about Son and SoftBank trying to revive merger talks. But Washington regulators have frowned on a possible merger. Read More »

Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month

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Wings of Liberty , for the uninitiated, takes place four years after the events chronicled in the original StarCraft . Wings of Liberty first launched back in 2010 and has since seen a keen following across the globe. A majority of StarCraft 2's single-player and multiplayer modes will become accessible for free. Players will be able to download the Starcraft 2 multiplayer, and the single-player campaign of Wings of Liberty for free starting November 14. Read More »

What Gamers Can Expect from the Future of the World of Warcraft

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The Alliance will begin in the pirate-infested Kul Tiras, while the Horde will tackle the trolls on the continent of Zandalar. As reported in the Battle for Azeroth reveal post , World of Warcraft player will be able to choose six new playable Allied Races - four of which were encountered in the Legion campaign. Read More »

Hands on Razer Phone Review: An absolute beast of a smartphone

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The Razer Phone features UltraMotion adaptive refresh technology, which synchronizes the display and GPU to remove any lags or motion distortion. Pre-orders for the Razer Phone will begin today and the sales will start on November 17 in the US. However, when using the new device in landscape mode, the bezels represent safe spots where you can rest your thumbs and also hold the handset as you play your favorite games. Read More »

IPhone, Mac and iPad sales all increased this quarter

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The device category rose about 2% during Q4 as compared to previous year, which seems like a modest amount considering no one expected the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to do as well as they did. Soon after people started pre-ordering the iPhone X on October 27, shipping times lengthened to as many as six weeks. During its most recent quarter, Apple sold 10.3 million iPads and 5.3 million Macs, representing a year-over-year increase of 14% and 25%, respectively. Read More »

Nintendo is Releasing a Legend of Zelda-themed 2DS for Black Friday

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In addition to the green 2DS hardware bundle, Nintendo will also sell a new version of one of the most popular Switch games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Explorer's Edition . Thus, this Black Friday Explorer Edition is another good reason to get the game if you haven't yet. 2 Nintendo 2DS bundle immediately available. It includes a sound selection CD, metal game case, and art book for $99.99 United States dollars. Read More »

Here are the Russia-linked Facebook ads released by Congress

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The examples confirmed much of the reporting around the ads, which suggested the campaign was created to sow division among Americans through social issues. "Your earliest presentations showed a lack of resources, a lack of genuine effort and a lack of commitment". "The idea that you had no idea of any of this happening, strains my credibility". Read More »

Sony Q2 2017 revenue up, Playstation biggest contributor

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It's pretty grim and features a bunch of new characters. Sony announced that the game will launch on February 6, 2018. Sony announced that Call of Duty: WWII is getting its first map pack, The Resistance, on January 30. This one is one of the most anticipated games for me. And it's shaping up to be one of the contenders for game of the year. But there's something about making robot servants in the near future sympathetic that we can't get enough of. Read More »

YouTube TV App Is Coming To Your Room's Screens

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An Apple TV app will be available in the coming weeks, along with clients for LG, Samsung, and Sony smart televisions. The new YouTube TV app allows users to control the live TV experience with the TV's remote control all game controller. Read More »

Xbox Games With Gold For November Have Been Revealed

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The answer, it seems, is that Microsoft suddenly became too busy cleaning up after the backlash to its always-online plans for the Xbox One to roll it out. The only drawback is that online multiplayer will no longer work, as numerous game servers have been closed down. It will make you feel like you are playing a new generation game on your Xbox One console. Read More »

WhatsApp rolling out ability to delete sent messages following successful test

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If you want to delete the message for everyone, you only have seven minutes to do so; once the first seven minutes after sending the message are up, you won't be able to delete it for everyone. To delete a sent message, Android users simply have to long-press on a message and tap on the delete icon. While it's unknown when the new feature will be available for United Kingdom users, it has begun to roll out to people in the U.S., according to tech site TechCrunch . Read More »

Earnings Takes Center Stage For Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX)

The business's revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. Atria Ltd Com has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX ). Time Warner has a one year low of $83.31 and a one year high of $103.90. Time Warner, preparing to be acquired by AT&T , reported gains at all of its operating units but reported lower third-quarter profits because of a tax gain a year ago. Read More »

Samsung to release Oreo updates in Q1 2018

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Samsung is set to join that exclusive company, albeit not till the start of 2018. The company has started working on the pilot model for Android Oreo and it is aiming to release the update at the beginning of the new year. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is nearly ready to make its debut in the US. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Android 8.0 updates recently popped up in benchmarks , a sign that they're in testing behind the scenes. Read More »

Walgreens beats profit estimates as new contracts provide boost

Kings Point Capital Management now owns 1,323 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. The higher end of the revenue estimate is $19.85 Billion and the lower end is $19.85 Billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . has 1.06 billion shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 1.53. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Update 4.0.0 Adds GameCube Controller Support

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In the meantime, it seems that the hidden features in the Switch OS version 4 .0 are more interesting than the flaunted features. It still, however, needs the Wii U controller adapter. Who knows. The GameCube controller is a long-time favourite of serious Smash Bros players, which might hint that a new instalment of the fighting game series is on its way. Read More »

OnePlus 5T Leaked Render Hints At Bezel-Less Display

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But according to the leaked image, the OnePlus 5T is going to feature the home button/fingerprint scanner at the rear end. However, one has to take it with a pinch of salt as the company is yet to confirm it. The report also points out that OnePlus is likely to pack a dual camera setup on the front of the device. While there is no official confirmation from the company regarding the OnePlus 5T , recent reports seem to strongly suggest the phone's existence. Read More »

Amazon switches on giant wind farm in Texas

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Working with Amazon, the newest wind farm will be operated by Lincoln Clean Energy . "Investing in renewable energy is a win-win-win-win - it's right for our customers, our communities, our business, and our planet". According to a statement released by the company yesterday , the Amazon Wind Farm Texas in Scurry County in northwest Texas consists of more than a hundred 300-foot-tall turbines. Read More »

Resident Evil Revelations for Nintendo Switch includes exclusive retro minigames

More re-releases are coming to the Nintendo Switch this Fall, and that means updates for Super Meat Boy and both Resident Evil Revelations games. Resident Evil Revelations 2 , on the other hand, stars Claire Redfield and Burry Burton. Ghost Ship Panic is the minigame for the first Revelations , and players will be tasked with shooting enemies on the screen. However, Capcom has predicted that Resident Evil 7 will ship 10 million units in its lifetime and for that, the game has a long ... Read More »

Facebook officially launches Explore Feed on desktop to boost Pages' posts

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The company has tested the same by rolling it out to a small fraction of mobile users before the official announcement. On mobile, the Explore Feed can now be accessed via the "More" menu in the bottom navigation screen and on desktop you'll be able to find it within the " Explore " section on the left-hand sidebar. Read More »

Here's How To Use The New Features

Now, this doesn't necessarily resolve the chat issues with games, as you still need the adapter and what-not to talk with friends, but for those with headsets that they've been waiting to use with the system, this is certain to come as a relief. Read More »

This photo is why everyone is so excited about the iPhone X

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Apple has never cut production of an iPhone so early in the cycle, according to Taiwan's Economic Daily News , which first reported on the cut back. I expect the baseline iPhone 8 to get a price cut to $599 next year and the baseline iPhone 8 Plus to be cut to $699 once the 2018 iPhones are released. Read More »

ZTE Axon M Price And Specs For Dual Screen Smartphone

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In terms of specifications, the ZTE Axon M sports two 5.2-inch (1080x1920) LCD displays with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This is not the first foldable smartphone we've seen, and it certainly won't be the last. However, according to a report by GSMArena , the bezels on the Axon M does not really manage to fool the user into thinking that the display is a single unit and not two separate ones. Read More »

Google Photos stores unlimited pictures for free

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Google has updated the Google Photos app which now has a new feature which can recognise your pets. Google Photos was first introduced in the year 2015, which now has over 500 million users and praised for the capability of sorting photos in order to search a particular person. Read More »

Samsung's new Connect Tag lets you track your kids, pets, and more

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If the user loses auto in a large outdoor parking lot, the on-demand function will allow requesting any Connect Tag's location when desired, simply by pressing a button on the smartphone. It measures just 1.19cms (0.47 inches) thick and 4.21cm (1.66 inches) wide, which means it can be easily clipped onto objects using the included carabiner. Read More »

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is getting a season pass

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Alongside bringing exclusive unlockable content such as costumes and artefacts, the core portion of the DLC centres around "the ultimate combat challenge against Doctor Timothy's Danger Deck ". To follow up, Ubisoft has detailed what comes with the game's season pass in a press release, revealing that you don't need to pre-order the game to get the Day One content after all. Read More »

Nubia Z17S, Nubia Z17 miniS With Four Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

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The phone uses a fingerprint sensor for secure login. Nubia Z17 miniS price in China is 1999 Yuan. The Nubia Z17 miniS is quoted at CNY 1,999. Under the hood, like the most of 2017 flagship smartphones, the Z17S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-core SoC, paired with either 6 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64 GB or 128 GB onboard flash storage with a dedicated micro SD card slot. Read More »

You can try Google Pixel 2 at a Verizon store today

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The Duo video-calling integration is rolling out to Pixel, Android One and Nexus devices first, though Google says it is working with carriers and device partners to bring the feature to more Android phones. But you can test it out at the Verizon stores and see why some reviews are already calling it one of the best Android devices to come out this year. As for supported devices, you and whoever you are video calling only have a handful to choose from. Read More »

Landrieu: New Orleans is compliant with USA immigration law

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). unless it can prove that the policy does not "restrict New Orleans officers and employees from requesting information regarding immigration status from federal immigration officers". "However we encourage all of Connecticut's law enforcement agencies not to participate" in joint operations with federal immigration agents, he wrote. Read More »

Google uncovers evidence of Russian interference ahead of 2016 United States election

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Google has uncovered evidence of a large-scale Russian operation to exploit its platforms as part of attempted interference with the 2016 USA election. The company apparently discovered the presence by accessing data from Twitter , which is something Twitter charges for if the user wants to mine all the way back to 2006, but is free of charge up to a certain point. Read More »

BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Is Now Official

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There's a home button on the front with the BlackBerry logo that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The handset has been followed since its early days of development under the codename Krypton , but is officially now known as the Blackbery Motion . Read More »

This is How Google Built the Pixel 2's 'Best Ever' Camera

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As for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , both devices have a max room of 126GB. They feature two built-in microphones and touching the right earbud allows wearers with Android handsets to speak to Google Assistant on their phone, without needing to preface every request with "Okay, Google ". Read More »

Metropolitan Police say London Natural History Museum incident is not terror-related

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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Whilst inquiries continue it is believed a vehicle mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians. Authorities determined that the incident was a "road-traffic collision" after four hours of investigation. British emergency services raced to London's Natural History Museum after a auto struck pedestrians Saturday outside the building. Read More »

GST Council relief to exporters, small businesses

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He also said GST rates on some products would be cut and the threshold for lower tax would be raised. The GST Council meeting, which will be 22nd meeting of the Council, is also expected to discuss and announce measures to reduce the burden on small taxpayers and improvements in the GST Network's functioning. Read More »

Brazil Olympics chief arrested amid vote-buying scandal

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This operation with the participation of representatives from the French police and justice, including the famous judge anti-corruption Renaud Van Ruymbeke. Rio beat bids from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to host the 2016 games. Now, however, O Globo reports that prosecutors can cite several emails between Nuzman, Gryner, and the younger Diack that appear to confirm their agreement to trade the money for the vote. Read More »

You can now share your Instagram Stories directly on Facebook

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Further, the spokesperson has also stated that the company is also considering the option to post Facebook Stories to Instagram Stories as well. We're always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you. You can not post a story to Facebook, through Instagram without posting it to Instagram - capisce? Despite it having pride of place at the top of the News Feed, most Facebook users are ignoring it, possibly because the Facebook Camera is still relatively ... Read More »

Google unveils Home Max and Mini

This sits £80/$80 lower than the regular Google Home and is competitively priced, as the latest Amazon Echo Dot costs £50/$50, too. It's a beefed up version of the standard Google Home with more audio muscle and a rectangular design that works in either portrait or landscape mode. Read More »

The Range Rover Sport has gone hybrid

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Its electrified powertrain means the Range Rover Sport P400e boasts a claimed fuel consumption figure of 101mpg on the NEDC combined cycle, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 64g/km. EV (Electric Vehicle) mode - enables the vehicle to run exclusively on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys. Read More »

Google's surprise camera is Google Clips

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You can edit the videos by length, or select camera stills, and then export them as gifs, JPEGs, or what Google calls "Motion Photos", which are similar to Apple's Live Photos. At $249, it's really only for people who want to capture what their kids or pets are doing when they aren't around, albeit for a short period of time. Read More »

Senate Intel Leaders Say Ongoing Russia Probe Has Expanded

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Burr and Warner warned that Russian sources are continuing to try to influence elections, not just in the USA but in other countries like France where recent national votes have been held. democratic process, denigrate" Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton , and "harm her electability and potential presidency". "We have interviewed everybody who had a hand or a voice into the creation of the intelligence community assessment ", Burr said. Read More »