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Tuesday in CE: Job Board Hints Spotify Getting Serious About Hardware Venture

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Spotify is a music streaming service, but its looking to get into hardware, a new job listing reveals. As spotted by Music Ally , a new job opportunity for an "Operations Manager - Hardware Product" lets it be known that the Swedish company is "on its way to creating its first physical products and setting up an operational organization for manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing". Read More »

Sledgehammer founders leave for new roles within Activision

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Halon "has over 20 years of industry experience and has played an instrumental role throughout the studio's history", according to Activision. The trio of studios that make Call of Duty games are all immensely talented people, but I really wish they'd be afforded the opportunity to break out of the cycle and create new, different things. Read More »

India ranks lowest in 4G download speeds: OpenSignal

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Alongside India , other countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Algeria also averaged less than 10 Mbps speed. Although it was an increase in absolute coverage from previous year, the country's rank slipped 3 places (down from being eleventh in 2017). Read More »

Ever video shows hatching of mysterious sea creature

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Scientists were left surprised when they found striking similarities between a newborn and full-grown Dumbo octopuses while observing a hatching for the first time. "We, therefore, conclude that dumbo octopuses hatch as competent juveniles", said the study authors. Footage of the "Dumbo" octopod ( Cirrothauma murrayi ) has been released for the first time, revealing an adorable creature that looks nearly identical to an adult version of Dumbo, just a lot smaller. Read More »

Chrome Debuts Feature That Automatically Blocks Intrusive Ads

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More than that, Johnny Ryan , the head of ecosystem at PageFair, which is a company that aims to reestablish "a fair deal between users and content creators" by keeping websites safe from ad blockers, points out that YouTube ads that pop up before a video plays were excluded from the research. Read More »

ASUS Z01RD benchmarked on AnTuTu, possibly the Zenfone 5

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Over at the AnTuTu Benchmark's database, a new ASUS phone can be found-the ASUS Z01RD . It has a similar edge to edge like display but with a notch that's slightly narrower than the iPhone X . The internal storage is listed as 32 GB, which sounds quite weird for a modern day flagship smartphone. That said, the phone has a full-screen display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Read More »

Land plants 100m years older than expected

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That's between 50 and 80 million years earlier than previously thought, placing the first terrestrial plants to the middle Cambrian Period - close to when the first land animals arose. The new research has shown that earlier established fossil ages underestimated land plants' origin, and therefore, those models must be updated. These relative genetic differences were then converted into ages by using the fossil ages as a loose framework. Read More »

Samsung Patents A Flying Screen That Follows Your Gaze

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Interestingly, the Samsung flying display device, according to its patent, can detect facial expressions and even the pupil of the user's eye, in addition to gestures and movements, as commands. A patent filed in June 2017 for Samsung's next generation of its Gear VR headset hinted at possible linkages for photo-capturing with drones. Other onboard components are typical to those found in other drones. Read More »

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. Acquires 96 Shares of Amazon.com, Inc

Lombard Odier Asset Management Europe Ltd who had been investing in Amazon Com Inc (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $701.32 billion market cap company. Jennison Assoc Ltd Liability Co has 3.01% invested in Amazon.com, Inc. More notable recent Amazon.com, Inc. Rosenbaum Jay D invested in 0.48% or 260 shares. Read More »

Apple's new spaceship campus has one 'flaw' - and it hurts

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Yet despite the positive feedback on the Cupertino, California building's overall design, Apple employees are finding it hard to avoid walking into its many glass walls. In 2011, Jobs reportedly described the building "a little like a spaceship landed". Inside are work spaces, dubbed "pods", also made with a lot of glass. Read More »

Chandrayaan-2 mission cheaper than Hollywood's movie Interstellar

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According to ISRO, the Chandrayaan-2 mission comprises an Orbiter, Lander and Rover and after reaching the 100-km lunar orbit, the Lander housing the Rover will separate from the Orbiter. The exact date and time of the launch depends on a number of factors such as moon's relative position with respect to the Earth. If we are not able to land in April due to various factors, then the mission will be launched in November. Read More »

Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer fastest but Vonn on pace in downhill training

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I think it's very safe to say that she accomplished that and so much more . "So I am going to look at that tonight and do some analysing and see what is actually faster". Vonn was the first skier on the course, something she called a pretty big disadvantage. "I just spent last 20 min's reading thru tweets directed at @lindseyvonn". Read More »

Facebook Is Counting On Postcards To Prevent Future Election Interference

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Agents also recruited Americans to do things such as hold up signs at rallies organized to create content for Russian-created social media posts . In August, the State Department retaliated against Russia's expulsion of US diplomats by ordering Russian Federation to shutter three diplomatic posts in San Francisco, Washington and New York City. Read More »

PUBG PC Update 6 Patch Notes Have Landed

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They had previously been considering a maximum ping limit for the game, but ultimately they made a decision to go with a slightly different system that should nonetheless have a similar effect on the game. "This means that the users with lower pings will be prioritized during matchmaking", the update explains. The team is also plugging away at a system to "divide the matching pool depending on ping". Read More »

Leaked: Here's the rear of the all-new Porsche 911

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There are no details about why Porsche would let an undisguised 911 stop at a vehicle shop. That's 19bhp more than the GT3 , and good for a 0-62mph launch in just 3.2 seconds. 20 inch lightweight wheels are fitted at the front with larger 21 inch wheels. Agility-enhancing rear-wheel steering and ball-joint suspension links are once again standard and 380mm rotors clamped by six piston calipers front and four pistons rear take care of the stopping. Read More »

3 policemen killed during clash with 'Deravish' in Iran

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Videos allegedly of the protest showed riot police violently dispersing the demonstrators. At least three Iranian policemen have been killed and several more were wounded during a protest in Tehran, where members of a religious sect gathered around a police station to demand the release of one of their order. Read More »

Snapchat gets GIF stickers and some changes to app redesign

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The new update is the first since a controversial new version of the app changed everything for Snapchatters . Though it sounds like these Tabs have useful functionality in that they allow you to sort by parameters like active stories and discover categories, GIPHY support is definitely the more exciting of the two features being added today. Read More »

BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre celebrates 30 years of M convertibles

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Changes on the outside of the limited edition include BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line trims for the kidney grille, M side gills, and forged M light alloys. Based on the M4 Convertible Competition Pack , the 30 Jahre has 450hp and therefore the same vital statistics: 4.5 seconds to 62mph, 155mph flat out, 406lb ft from 1,850rpm and a redline at 7,600rpm. Read More »

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Slowly Dying

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The most famous storm in the solar system is diminishing as we speak. So far the longest storm that Earth has experienced occurred in 1991 when Hurricane John had lasted for a span of 31 days. 200 years ago, the Great Red Spot had a diameter of almost 40,000 kilometers. Orton says, "The GRS is stable and long-lived, because it's 'wedged" between two jet streams that are moving in opposite directions'. Read More »

Spotify's first piece of hardware may be on the horizon

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The streaming music company intends to create a hardware category "akin to Pebble Watch , Amazon Echo , and Snap Spectacles ", according to job adverts posted over the past year. Chances are good that these will be smart, connected speakers of some kind, however, since it seems like a logical first step into the hardware world for software-focused Spotify. Read More »

Next Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Until Feb 21

SpaceX officials tweeted that the Team at Vandenberg is taking additional time to perform final checkouts of the upgraded fairing. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite for Spain had been scheduled to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, almost 20 minutes before sunrise. Read More »

The famous singer was handing out to Miami a million dollars

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We gave it all away. The Sabor Tropical Supermarket in North Beach gets the first appearance among the other venues Drake donated to. "Don't tell the label", says a message at the start of the video . The video basically follows Drake running around Miami, giving money away to people that really need it. Several families got stacks of cash - the recipients screaming when they saw Drake and crying when he hands them his donation. Read More »

Doug Martin released by Buccaneers

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Martin missed the first four games of the 2017-18 season after violating the NFL's drug policy. Martin scored 11 rushing touchdowns and recorded over 1,400 rushing yards. It was all downhill from there. Martin sat out most of the 2016 season with a hamstring injury, and when he was healthy he barely produced. In eight games, Martin had just 421 yards on 144 carries, averaging a dismal 2.9 yards per attempt. Read More »

Fable Fortune Definitive Release Set for February 22

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The Fable-based CCG Fable Fortune , which hit Steam Early Access last summer, will go into full, free-to-play release on February 22. You actually had to pay $14.99 to play the version in development. . There's also a tutorial, a Daily Bounties system, new Fancy cards, various new cards in general, and a ton of extra content being added to make it a boon for players to come back to the world of Albion. Read More »

Samsung shares take a hit as iPhone X sales slump

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Are iPhone X sales failing to live up to expectations? Apple Inc . Samsung Display has yet to set a production target for the April-June period, but a further cutback is possible. Only at the beginning of this year did Samsung's bezel-less screens make it to the company's premium mid-range phones - the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018 ), albeit not the curved kind seen on the Galaxy S8. Read More »

Sony teaser suggests curvy new flagship will arrive at MWC

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Alternatively, though, the curves could have a more specific meaning than just a design change. That wouldn't explain the rippling effect though. According to what we have seen, for the MWC 2018 the Sony Xperia XZ1 Premium seems a candidate to appear at the Sony conference - in fact, it has an exit date for February 26. Read More »