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The studio was previously considering matchmaking that would have a maximum allowable ping, but it think it is on to something better. Perhaps they're learning a thing or two from Fortnite: Battle Royale , and Epic Games' insanely speedy development cycle with that game, which has now overtaken PUBG as the most popular title of the year so far.
  • NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Record-Breaking Images

    NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Record-Breaking Images

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    Interplanetary station, New Horizons has established a record, having received images of celestial bodies with the maximum available distance from the Earth to date. But they're arguably among the most fantastic photographic images ever. "Mission scientists study the images to determine the objects' shapes and surface properties, and to check for moons and rings".
  • Google Has a Solution for Faster Mobile Content: AMP

    Google Has a Solution for Faster Mobile Content: AMP

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    Google launched the Gmail Developer Preview of AMP for Email , enabling new levels of interaction and collaboration within emails. With the format, publishers can use images, videos and graphics - with the goal of engaging users more quickly and deeply.
  • Apple to Charge $279 to Repair Out of Warranty HomePod

    Apple to Charge $279 to Repair Out of Warranty HomePod

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    In Australia, Google's Home has been available for some time , while Amazon's Alexa devices - the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus - was only released this month, finally bringing Antipodeans in line with their USA brethren. Admittedly, this fine-tuning will come in the way of software updates in the future, but the fact remains that Google Home still dominates voice search and functionality.
  • Apple AirPods are the latest tech product that can allegedly explode

    Apple AirPods are the latest tech product that can allegedly explode

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    He had been working out at the LA Fitness on 4th Street in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, listening to dance music, when white smoke began to leak from the right headphone , Colon told WFLA , an NBC affiliate Tampa. A man in Florida was taken aback when his AirPods started to malfunction and releasing smoke while he was at the gym this week. "My ear lobes could've been burnt", he said.
  • Apple mulls iPhone battery-replacement rebates

    Apple mulls iPhone battery-replacement rebates

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    If you've already signed up for Apple's iOS beta program - which is a relatively simple process that only requires a few steps - and just downloaded iOS 11 .3, here's how you can turn off the iPhone's battery throttling feature. An older iPhone was seen in Washington in 2013. Apple amidst the lawsuits facing about slowing down of older iPhones has released a new iOS Beta update to developers.
  • Tesla maintains Model 3 targets despite talk of further problems at factory

    Tesla maintains Model 3 targets despite talk of further problems at factory

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    On Wednesday, December 13 FIELD JOHN DOUGLAS sold $476,944 worth of Tesla, Inc . Among other things, they started delivering Model 3 to customers, unveiled the Semi Truck and the next-generation Roadster, installed the world's largest battery in Australia, and had record vehicle production and deliveries of Model S and Model X.
  • PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

    PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

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    For owners of the PlayStation 4 Pro, this update adds a new supersampling mode. "In addition, the family manager/guardians can choose whether or not to automatically log the child out of their PS4 once their playtime is over". Users will also be allowed to hide certain apps under the "Purchased" tab by pressing "Options", including betas, trials or demos that they would prefer not to be shown.
  • Part spider, part scorpion creature captured in amber

    Part spider, part scorpion creature captured in amber

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    Mesothelae spiders are only found in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia today. Around 15 years ago they discovered that Burmese amber was older, which resulted in a huge amount of new material becoming available for study . Arachnids are a group of eight-legged invertebrates that includes scorpions, ticks , and spiders. The tail lends it an exotic look that spider-fearing folk will likely find unsettling.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Coming This Year, New Sources Confirm

    Call of Duty: Black Ops IV Coming This Year, New Sources Confirm

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    It is official. The next Call of Duty video game is going to be a sequel to the Black Ops Series. Neither Activision nor Treyarch have said anything officially about this year's Call of Duty game, so take all leaked and rumors on the internet in this regard with a grain of salt.
  • Far Cry 5 season pass details, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition announced

    Far Cry 5 season pass details, Far Cry 3 Classic Edition announced

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    Ubisoft announced the content of the Far Cry 5 Season Pass this week, available as part of the Far Cry 5 Gold Edition or as an add-on purchase on PS4, PC, or Xbox One. Ubi has released a couple of trailers to accompany the news. However, the physical version of Far Cry 5 Gold Edition , which is being sold for $99.99, includes the season pass .
  • Rare 'super blue blood moon' dazzles sky gazers

    Rare 'super blue blood moon' dazzles sky gazers

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    So, why was it red? A blood moon occurs when the Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, giving the Moon a reddish tint . Elaine and Daniel Chen took it all in from Kitsilano Beach. Whereas a supermoon watches the moon is the closest to the earth and coincides with a full moon. NASA lunar scientist Noah Petro said he was astonished - and thrilled - by all the attention and fuss.
  • Trump administration let Russian spy chiefs visit with intelligence director

    Trump administration let Russian spy chiefs visit with intelligence director

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    The meeting comes amid heightened concerns about Russia's aggression overseas - something about which Trump's own national security strategy warned and Pompeo himself addressed on Monday. The White House did release a list of Russian oligarchs potentially subject to sanctions on Tuesday, but it was criticized as sloppy and cobbled together from sources such as Forbes magazine.
  • Facebook Revenue Soars As Time Spent on Platform Plummets

    Facebook Revenue Soars As Time Spent on Platform Plummets

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    It had 184 million daily users in this region in the quarter, down from 185 million in the prior quarter. The $13 billion in sales wasn't enough to satiate Wall Street, however, with shares of Facebook falling more than 4 percent after hours to below $180 a share.
  • 63 more militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation

    63 more militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation

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    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a press conference in Ankara that 17-year-old Fatma Avlar was killed in a rocket attack . Many have pointed out the dubious nature of the claim that Turkey is also fighting "Islamic State" (IS) terrorists - as there is no IS presence in Afrin, where the fighting has occurred.
  • Nintendo Surges On Strong Switch Sales, Raised Profit Outlook

    Nintendo Surges On Strong Switch Sales, Raised Profit Outlook

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    During this particular quarter, the company sold 7.23 million Switch consoles, which almost doubles the total number sold to date. Without elaborating, sources close to the development side also mentioned that there will be other new peripheral devices for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Killer whales can 'talk' as scientists teach orcas to mimic human speech

    Killer whales can 'talk' as scientists teach orcas to mimic human speech

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    The same cannot be said for toothed cetaceans (think whales and dolphins ) as they produce sounds in their nasal passages, thus making Wikie's audible performance even more remarkable. She can also say " Amy " (her trainer) and " one, two, three ". This 16-year-old female orca imitates human sound. The findings suggest that a captive whale's ability to deftly mimic unfamiliar noises hints that imitation likely plays an important role in building orcas' unique "vocal traditions".
  • How to use Amazon Alexa to send SMS text messages

    How to use Amazon Alexa to send SMS text messages

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    Currently, this feature is available only in the U.S. market and Amazon did not reveal any estimated time for the feature roll out in the Indian market. Amazon Alexa is now receiving a new feature in the United States, which allows a user to send SMS messages to Android phones . The Alexa app itself was also very aggressive about importing users' entire address books - which led to some backlash a year ago before Amazon added contact blocking.
  • Unrealistic to Expect Alonso to Fight for Victory at Daytona - Brown

    Unrealistic to Expect Alonso to Fight for Victory at Daytona - Brown

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    The #23 United Ligier led a total of eight laps during the race before the first of its brake issues as varying pitstop strategies played out at the front. The sister auto of former F1 drivers Paul di Resta , Bruno Senna and Hugo de Sadeleer finished fourth. Having been introduced to the spectators in attendance at the "roval" circuit, Alonso walked to the grid flanked by Brown, as the team prepared its two cars for the 24-hour assault.
  • EA Pushes Anthem to 2019, Confirms Battlefield for 2018

    EA Pushes Anthem to 2019, Confirms Battlefield for 2018

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    EA officially confirmed Anthem will release in Q1 2019, or Q4 of its 2019 fiscal year, during the company's Q3 earnings call today. "'People are trying to create a story'". It seemed curious for a developer like BioWare to take on such a project, but it reflected EA's move away from limited, single-player experiences to continuous multiplayer games that can be heavily monetized through downloadable content and microtransactions.
  • New Windows patch disables Intel's bad Spectre microcode fix

    New Windows patch disables Intel's bad Spectre microcode fix

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    Microsoft over the weekend responded to Intel's disclosure and has issued an out-of-band update that will allow users to disable Intel's faulty patch, particularly the one that mitigates against Spectre Variant 2. This update will only disable mitigation against CVE-2017-5715, while keeping the fixes for Meltdown and Spectre variant 1 in place. The Windows update can be downloaded from Microsoft's Update Catalog portal.
  • Super Blue Blood Moon observation at National Planetarium

    Super Blue Blood Moon observation at National Planetarium

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    All three. One morning. About the same time next year, Monday, Jan. 21, another total lunar eclipse will traverse the Tucson sky that can been seen from start to finish. Late on Wednesday night, stargazers in some parts of the country will be able to feast their eyes on a total lunar eclipse , coinciding with both a supermoon and a blue moon.
  • Starbucks shares drop after revenue falls short

    Starbucks shares drop after revenue falls short

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    The Firm has ATR of 0.84 that is explaining range of a day's trading is high-low; ATR expands it to yesterday's closing price if it was outside of latest range. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.76% of the company's stock . The stock was sold at an average price of $57.61, for a total transaction of $3,627,471.26.
  • Reliance Jio leads featurephone segment during Q4 2017

    Reliance Jio leads featurephone segment during Q4 2017

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    This offer was a comparison to airtel offer which states that unlimited calls, SMS and 1 GB data regularly. Upon exceeding the FUP limit, the connectivity speed is expected to come down to 64 kbps like any other Jio plan. Jio's Rs 349 prepaid recharge plan will be valid for 70 days. We've summarised the benefits of Jio Republic Day offer, making it easier for you to choose a suitable plan.
  • Apple HomePod available for pre-order this Friday

    Apple HomePod available for pre-order this Friday

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    This means Apple customers thinking about HomePod now have Sonos dangling a carrot in front of them-two Sonos Ones or one HomePod . Home technology editor Ced Yuen wrote: "The Sonos One sounds great, it gives you access to a tried-and-tested multiroom ecosystem, and it is beautifully integrated with the super-useful Amazon Alexa assistant".