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China's WeChat blocked in Russia

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Russian Federation requires internet service providers to register with related government bodies, but Tencent "had a different understanding" on this issue, the company said in a statement. Last year, Russia blocked U.S. social networking site LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, for violating a law that requires data on Russian citizens to be stored on Russian servers. Read More »

Earthquakes shake Southeast Alaska, Yukon communities

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People in Southeast Alaska were shaken awake this morning after an natural disaster and multiple related after quakes occurred early Monday. Earthquakes Canada also reports a 4.5 magnitude quake jolted the Carcross region, about 75 kilometres south of Whitehorse, early today, although temblors of that size do not usually cause much, if any, damage. Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has a Strange Controller Restriction

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be released this Friday on April 28. It's a really fun new mode that I personally like better than the classic Balloon battle . I can hand my Switch to anyone of any age and feel like they can play this game, which is the biggest reason why games on mobile phones have become so popular and Nintendo is more aware of it than we give them credit for. Read More »

Google introduces Indian language support across products

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It is, therefore, important that the language barrier be brought down to ensure people get more from using the Internet, he added. India today has 234 million Indian language users who are online, compared to 175 million English web users, we expect another 300 million Indian language users to come online in the next four years. Read More »

Aadhaar-like card for cows: Centre submits report to SC

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A panel from the home ministry was tasked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing government to propose measures against cross-border smuggling after a petition was filed by an animal rights group in the Supreme Court. According to a report in Hindustan Times , Jharkhand animal husbandry officials were asked to undergo the exercise to monitor and check the illegal trade of cattle. Read More »

An Out-of-This-World-Call to Congratulate Peggy Whitson

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His widow, Annie, granted permission for Orbital ATK to use his name for the Cygnus spacecraft. Working from inside the orbiting lab, United States astronaut Peggy Whitson and her French counterpart Thomas Pesquet operated the station's external robotic arm to grab the approaching spaceship at 6:05 am (1005 GMT). Read More »

Activision officially confirms Call of Duty: WWII

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Activision is bringing back the Call of Duty franchise to its roots with the announcement of the next game in the series, Call of Duty: WWII . Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community. Read More »

Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched

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Cespedes (.263/.377/.632) is tied with Jay Bruce for the team lead with six home runs and has 10 RBIs. New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes leaps for a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Maikel Franco for an RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 20, 2017, in New York . Read More »

Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

There have been mixed reviews of Trump's first 100 days and he has received some criticism for Congress' inability to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act, among other things. Michael Glassner, the Trump campaign's executive director, has said the move has allowed Trump to rely on the campaign's "very effective method of promoting his appearances and filling these venues". Read More »

Tesla issues vehicle recall over parking brake problems

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If you own a Tesla Model S or Model X built between February and October 2016, it might have a duff parking brake. Tesla Motors is recalling 53,000 vehicles that include its Model X and Model S units. Tesla lacks a traditional network of franchised dealerships that handle both sales and service, including recall repairs. The recall is the company's second-largest to date, according to a report by Bloomberg . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Can Be Fooled With A Photo

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Samsung Galaxy S8 retaining the 3.5mm headphone jack after Apple started the trend to push wireless headphones. " Microsoft Store is committed to empowering its customers to achieve more through Office and Microsoft applications". The new Apple iPhone 8 will have fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone, right below the Apple logo. In the United States the phones are running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors while in other countries it will sport Samsung's own Exynos ... Read More »

Trump signs order for firms to 'Buy American, Hire American'

The new order asks the four federal departments of labour, justice, homeland security and state to crack down on alleged "fraud and abuse" in the immigration system in order to protect American workers. "We are going to make big changes or get rid of NAFTA once and for all", Trump said. Trump announced the order during a trip to Wisconsin along with instructions to federal agencies to examine their purchasing systems to more effectively favor buying American goods. Read More »

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

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When red dwarf stars are young, they are known to emit radiation that can be damaging for the atmospheres of the planets that orbit them. In this case, the planet's large size and closeness to its sun means that a magma ocean could have existed on its surface for millions of years, which fed steam into the atmosphere, replenishing the planet with water. Read More »

N. Korea starts celebrating birthday of country's founder

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Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing. During the pomp and circumstance at Kim II Sung square, citizens showed their revolutionary fervour with choreographed performances while vehicles displaying North Korea's military arsenal rolled by. Read More »

Suspect questioned in connection with Russian Federation bombing

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The suspect is the ninth person to have been detained on suspicion of having colluded with the bomber, Akbarzhon Jalilov, since the attack. Azimov, 27 years old, who was interrogated by the Russian Investigations Committee, is a member of the group of people involved in an attack with dynamite that was carried out on April 3. Read More »

Utah gymnastics: Skinner becomes NCAA floor champion, all-around runner-up

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The phenom won the floor title (9.9625) and became the runner-up in the all-around (39.6125). "We had some uncharacteristic mistakes and we were working out the jitters", she said. In her first collegiate season, the 2016 USA Olympic alternate has won 41 individual titles, including the all-around, vault and floor championships at both the Pac-12 Championship and the NCAA Regional. Read More »

Splatoon 2 Has Co-Op, Out In July

Information on Splatoon 2 has been slowly trickling out, and a public "Testfire" demo period took place late last month. Reports claim that the third-person shooter game " Splatoon 2 " is slated for release sometime during the summer. Read More »

Syria: US Informed Ankara Before Missile Strikes, Turkey Says

The top United States diplomat insisted he had no concerns about possible Russian retaliation following an unprecedented USA strike on a Syrian airfield this week. The cancellation "once again confirms doubts about the added value of dialogue with the British, who don't have their own position on the majority of current issues", the foreign ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Trial of Samsung heir focuses on father-to-son succession

Rising demand for memory chips and organic light-emitting diode screens helped to fuel a rise in sales to 50 trillion won in the quarter, compared with the 49.5 trillion won analysts expected. Lee's defence lawyers however said the payments to the Choi were charitable contributions for sports and culture development that Samsung was obliged to make under pressure from officials, and not bribes. Read More »

Syrian governor confirms air base operating again

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Ministers in New Zealand were given about two hours notice of the United States' missile attack on the Syrian air base at al-Shayrat on Thursday, taken in response to a nerve gas attack on civilians. Syrian government officials said the base has played an instrumental role in the fight against the Islamic State group (IS), which until recently controlled the historic town of Palmyra in Homs province. Read More »

"The Mummy" Watch Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella in new trailer for reboot

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Watch the latest dramatic trailer here. They're definitely going for more of an action-horror feel, like the original monster flick, as opposed to the action-adventure vibe in 1999's The Mummy . Moviegoers will have to wait a few more months before " The Mummy " awakes from her slumber. Look for The Mummy in theaters on June 9, 2017 . Read More »

Bayern injuries a major concern ahead of Dortmund clash

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Hoffenheim dominated the first half, but Bayern came close to levelling just before half-time when Robert Lewandowski saw his effort hit the crossbar. Wednesday will see Mainz host runners-up Leipzig, Monchengladbach meet Berlin, Wolfsburg face Freiburg, Augsburg encounter Ingolstadt and last-placed Darmstadt will encounter Leverkusen. Read More »

Local civil rights leaders plan to meet with Sessions

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While Sessions doesn't outline which police departments will fall under his review, city officials say the SPD, now in its fifth year under federal oversight, is too far along in its reform process to have the Trump administration shut things down. Read More »

Raiders owner Mark Davis calls Vegas move 'bittersweet'

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Beast Mode in the Black Hole is looking more and more like a reality. The Raiders are in the market for a starting running back after Latavius Murray joined the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. But Carroll said he couldn't say how strong Lynch's interest is. The NFL approved the move to Las Vegas last week and the Raiders are expected to begin play there in 2020. Read More »

Mac Pro will finally get a reboot! (The 3:59, Ep. 204)

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While creatives and professionals are a relatively small segment of Apple's customer base, they are among its most loyal users. The company this week told a small group of journalists that it's working on new iMac and Mac Pro desktop computers, both of which are said to be aimed at pro users. Read More »

Yahoo Claims Its Brand Will Still Exist, Will Operate Under 'Oath' Division

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In any event, Oath will oversee more than 20 brands reaching more than a billion Internet users, according to Armstrong. "Billion+ Consumers, 20+ Brands, Unstoppable Team". Other brands within Oath , a Verizon company, will include Flickr, Convertro, Autoblog, and Engaget. An oath is something you either take (an oath of allegiance, an oath of office, an oath of enlistment) or a blasphemous interjection. Read More »

Reusable Falcon 9 rocket a triumph for SpaceX, Elon Musk

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Falcon 9's second stage, which now still is expendable or single use, also succeeded in its mission to send the SES-10 satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit. He said it is also a crucial part of his plan to one day establish human colonies on Mars. If successful, a launch that costs $62 million in 2016 will eventually be $620,000. Read More »

Ford Kuga And Fiesta ST Recalled Over EcoBoost Engine Fires

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The company said on Wednesday it was recalling 211,000 vehicles in North America to replace potentially faulty side door latches. A door that opens while driving increases the risk of injury. Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue in the vehicles included in this supplement to safety action 15S16. Read More »

Watch India Open 2017 final live on Online, TV

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This was the second meeting between Sindhu and Marin after the Rio Olympics in August previous year where the Spaniard defeated the fifth-ranked Indian 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 in a thrilling contest to win the Gold medal. Sindhu's net approach during the entire match was her strong point during the entire match . The home favourite will take on Carolina Marin in a repeat of the Olympic gold medal match . Read More »

Play Ms. Pac Man on city streets with Google Maps

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Opening Google Maps automatically launches the arcade classic, and a dedicated Pac-Man button sits above the "My Location" icon. You have five lives in the game before it's game over. But Google is starting early this year, and everyone can get in on the joke. Android owners will be taken to a random location (Ghana is pictured above) where they can play the familiar game using a route based on the city streets. Read More »

Trump slips 220 spots on Forbes list, Bill Gates remains top

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Most of the richest women inherited their fortune, Forbes said. Forbes updated list of the richest people on the planet, and multiple tech company founders and executives were scattered throughout the list. Forbes attributed Trump's drop to sluggishness in the Manhattan real estate market which is responsible for a disproportionate amount of his wealth. Read More »

Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle

The S8 is 5.8 inches in height and costs a minimum of $1299, dependent on storage size . In the UK, Samsung is offering the Galaxy S8 Plus in three colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey and Arctic Silver. It "leverages contextual awareness to learn users' habits and provide related information". Samsung says it plans to add more partners over time. Read More »

New Up-Close Image Of Jupiter Is So Hypnotic It Hurts

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Juno's mission is to measure Jupiter's composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere. "On July 4, 2016, NASA Juno spacecraft was placed in orbit around Jupiter after it made a 5-year journey through the deep space". Read More »

Empire State Building Dims for Earth Hour

Earth Hour‚ which started in Sydney‚ Australia‚ in 2007‚ is organised by the World Wide Fund (WWF) as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change . From Australia, it moved westward through Asia, with numerous skyscrapers ringing Hong Kong's Victoria Harbor going dark in solidarity while at Myanmar's most sacred pagoda, the Shwedagon, 10,000 oil lamps were to be lit to shine a light on climate action. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 to use facial recognition for payments

The device lacks "sufficiently attractive selling points", which is the reason why the iPhone 8 , which may come with an OLED display manufactured by Samsung, may have an edge. Unlike the Apple iPhone series, which feature 3D Touch sensors placed all over the screen area, the Galaxy S8 will have the pressure sensor only at the bottom centre, where the physical button used to be in the Galaxy S7 series. Read More »

Brandin Cooks already sounds like a Patriot

According to the Associated Press, Butler is scheduled to meet with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday , with Ian Rapoport reporting that it's more than just a discussion to explore the cornerback's options. In the most recent edition, Cooks drew a lot of attention during his one-on-one battles with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler. "As far as going into detail on what I would like to do, I'd rather not go into detail", Cooks said. Read More »

Senate Votes To Let ISPs Sell User Data Without Consent

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The Senate's 50-48 vote in favor of striking down the privacy rules will go to the House next, but I have trouble imagining House Republicans will do anything to save these rules. The House, also with the Republican Majority, needs to vote (Trump can also issue a veto) on the same before scrapping the consumer rights completely. Read More »

Leaked Destiny 2 poster reveals September release date

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The poster, allegedly from GameStop Italy , first appeared on Italian website Lega Network , before a second posting appeared on Imgur . According to the details in the poster, Destiny 2 will release on September 8. But perhaps this is a move to make the game a little bit more relatable. Talks for the upcoming " Destiny 2 " which is scheduled for this year are ramping up as the first game of the series comes to a close. Read More »

Improved password management and Autofill APIs [Diving into Android O]

It has always been one of the not-up-to-the-mark devices that are available on the market. Google says that fearless developers can do this with the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5x, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player. There are also other developer friendly new features, so you should check them out. While listening to music through wired headphones on Android devices are fairly decent, the same can not be said about audio through wireless headphones. Read More »

Man Accused of NYC Killing Came to City to Attack 'Blacks'

He told police, "I'm the person you're looking for", and revealed knives in his pockets, according to the NYPD. They said they recovered two knives from the man. "He was roaming through the streets", Aubrey said. No one else was attacked. James Harris Jackson, a military veteran who served in Afghanistan, had harbored hatred for black men for more than a decade, Aubry said. Read More »

Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his

Uber CEO Kalanick then held a teary all-hands meeting at which he apologized for leading the company he co-founded to a point of such negativity and discord . Yet despite the challenges, Uber board member Arianna Huffington told NBC News that Kalanick has the full confidence of Uber's board. Google sister company Waymo is now suing Uber for allegedly stealing its self-driving auto technology and infringing its patents. Read More »

Airline tweet prompts new U.S. security rules speculation

The ban follows an unspecified terrorism threat and is expected to be announced as early as Tuesday, according to a U.S. official. None of the larger Middle Eastern airlines like Emirates have yet commented on this laptop ban. The airline tweeted and posted the announcement on Facebook. All other electronics would be "strictly prohibited". Fox News reported the rules apply to 13 foreign airports, and that the alert was caused by an increased volume of chatter by terrorist organizations. Read More »

The richest people in the world in South Florida

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Taipan Lucio Tan, who controls Philippine Airlines and Asia Brewery, was third in the Philippines with $3.7 billion, followed by Metrobank's George Ty with $3.5 billion and port magnate Enrique Razon of ICTSI with $3.4 billion. This year saw 15 new self-made women join the list, 14 from Asia pacific and one woman, Thai Lee, who was born in Thailand, but moved to the U.S. as a child. Read More »

Speaker Paul Ryan Ad Uses Donald Trump to Sell Healthcare Bill

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Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, Trump calls it a "great plan" and says it is "getting more and more popular with the Republican base, the conservative base and with people generally". 'Obamacare is dead. And unless we gave it massive subsidies in a year from now or six months from now, it's not even going to be here. Conservatives have been pushing to block grant Medicaid funds to the states. Read More »

Google's new algorithm can compress JPEGs 35% more than now available methods

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Google Research's Zurich office led the new project, and that's why the name is Guetzli . This sets the algorithm apart from other methods of reducing JPEG file sizes, like RNN-based image compression, RAISR, and WebP . The company performed experiments where images of equal file size were shown to study participants who consistently prefered the imaged compressed using Guetzli . Read More »

Jay Weatherill and Josh Frydenberg trade verbal barbs on live television

Australia is the second-largest LNG exporter, with two thirds of the country's gas sent overseas. The Prime Minister also warned the federal government would exercise its "considerable powers" to control exports if it was in the national interest when asked whether the threat of gas reservation was discussed at the meeting. Read More »