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Mario Tennis Aces launches June 22

Zone Shots , which can damage an opponent's racket, are one kind of powered-up option that players have at their disposal. The roots of the Mario Tennis franchise can be traced back to 2000 on Nintendo 64. The game features a "Swing Mode" which allows players to wield the Joy-Cons as if they were holding a tennis racket. Participating in these online tournaments will reward you with special in-game outfits and additional characters. Read More »

SC legalises passive euthanasia, allows 'living will' for terminally ill patients

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SC said that " living will " be permitted but with the permission from family members of the person who sought passive euthanasia and also a team of expert doctors who say that the person's revival is practically impossible. India's top court ruled Friday that terminally ill patients have the right to refuse care, approving the use of " living wills " to set out how they want to be treated. Read More »

Galaxy Note 9 won't have in-display fingerprint scanner, Kuo

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This is according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has backtracked on his earlier position and is now claiming Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone probably won't have an under-the-display fingerprint scanner. Despite the technical issues hampering under-the-display fingerprint scanners, Kuo is still bullish on the technology, at least in the long term. Samsung may or may not choose to implement the sensor in 2019. Read More »

Android P Developer Preview

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With Android P , developers will be able to adapt how their apps appear on-screen to get around this feature. Android P , official name unknown as of right now, is set to deliver several notable changes to Google-branded devices and, at some point down the road, devices from third-party manufacturers like Samsung and HTC. Read More »

Snap, Inc. is reportedly planning its largest round of layoffs

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The maker of Snapchat launched a company-wide system for evaluating employee performance previous year to trim down on redundant roles and maximize efficiency as it finds its place in the market. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of worldwide copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be viewed at ... Read More »

Apple supplier audit finds underage labour and environmental policy violations

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The Silicon Valley company asked three suppliers that were using debt-bonded labor to reimburse more than $1.9 million to 1,550 workers who were pressured to pay the supplier a recruitment fee to work in the factory. "We're going further with health education programs and new opportunities for advancement at our suppliers". In a bid to promote health and education among women workers in factories, Apple past year launched a program in India and China to provide information and access to ... Read More »

Fake News on Twitter Spreads Faster Than Truth, Study Says

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The use of automated Twitter " bots " has become a focus of Federal Bureau of Investigation special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. "There might a larger grey area of half-truths and half-false stories that are disseminated". The study analyzed the sentiment expressed by users in replies to claims posted on Twitter . Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale is Coming to Mobile Devices

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Though the game is on Xbox One, that console doesn't support cross-play. The same game on all platforms. Fortnite just continues to grow rapidly and catching on the battle royale-style champ, PUBG . All things considered, Epic Games appears to be going all-in on Fortnite Battle Royale , as the mobile market will undoubtedly allow the company to generate a huge sum of revenue from the game's free-to-play mode. Read More »

Android P: All the new features and tools announced (so far)

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Photos is a preparatory app/platform from Google , which offers unlimited cloud storage for storing standard quality photos and videos. In other words, Google is rolling out Lens in phases, and it could be some time before it starts appearing on all Android devices eventually. Read More »

Luigi's Mansion remake coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Though the game looks to be mostly the same as the GameCube original, there are a few differences for the 3DS version. Luigi is heading back to the mansion. Get ready to be swallowed, because we're revisiting Bowser's Inside Story . It will release later this year and will include a boss rush mode, in addition to the beloved game. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Officially Launches 12 October 2018

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That's all Activision had to say about it for now, but fans will get their first look at Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 during a Community Reveal Event on Thursday, May 17 . The ground has been set with Call of Duty: WW2 being in the charts since its release and bringing some stability to the loss its previous title caused. Read More »

Android P embraces the notch as it kills the Nexus

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However, now that Android P is here, we can officially conclude that Google is looking towards the future of mobile. The move is seemingly in response to Apple's iPhone X , which has a " notch " feature specifically designed for different display types. Read More »

Buhari receives FIFA World Cup Trophy, CHAN Eagles, Bobsleigh Olympic team

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He also received members of the CHAN Super Eagles team and the Bobsleigh Winter Olympic team , whom he commended for their success and show of patriotism for the nation. If there's one thing running on everyone's mind at the state house, it'll definitely be "I wish I'm Muhammadu Buhari" as people watch in awe how Nigeria's number one citizen lifted the trophy. Read More »

Govt package to breathe new life into telecom companies

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The Cabinet has also made a decision to restructure the deferred payment liabilities of TSPs for spectrum, a government statement said. The government will now allow an extended period of 16 years, including four years of moratorium, to make the payments for the spectrum bids. Read More »

Women Share Empowering Stories for International Women's Day on Google Doodle

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Google has reached out to 12 female artists of all backgrounds to share their personal stories in a series of visual narratives. The artists are from 12 countries, including, Pakistan , U.S., Japan and Mexico. On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America observed the earliest Women's Day in NY. Women's Day has rolled in and there is a celebration of all that is female going on in the world. Read More »

OnePlus 6 info leak reveals Snapdragon 845 and 19:9 aspect ratio

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OnePlus 6 is nearly three months away from breaking covers, but its benchmarking score has leaked early hinting the upcoming Android flagship will be a beast in terms of performance. The phone will also pack the high-end specs expected from 2018 Android phones, including the Snapdragon 845 platform which will allow it to hit AnTuTu scores of over 276000 points. Read More »

State Assembly passes five gun control bills

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He also said that the bill would not mandate allowing staff members to carry weapons. Justice signed the bill during a 3 p.m. press conference on stage at the West Virginia State Theater. He and Ryan Petty, who lost his daughter Alaina, traveled 450 miles to Tallahassee to speak, they said, on behalf of the 17 families of those killed in the Feb.14 rampage. Read More »

Lamborghini at the Geneva Motor Show 2018

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And we have to say, the slick looking rear spoiler adds more charisma to the design with the roof folded in. Along with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive system, the auto will hit a top speed of 325 km/h. Lamborghini's Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva active aerodynamic system is included without modification. The auto can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds. Read More »

Hands-on with Samsung's 2018 QLED TVs

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Among everything Samsung has to offer with this year's TVs, Ambient Mode is the most interesting. Supposedly running at low power consumption (and with the ability to adapt to light conditions for power efficiency), it lets users fill the screen with, say, weather information, a landscape or a photo from a smartphone. Read More »

Amazon Alexa now supports music streaming from Deezer

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One Reddit user said that Alexa laughed after the command, "Alexa, patio off", which could sound vaguely like, "Alexa, how do you laugh?" Amazon has now acknowledged the issue and is looking into it. Streaming music through Deezer on Alexa devices is starting to roll out to users from today, though this will be a gradual rollout so it's possible not all users will see the availability immediately. Read More »

NASA scientists prepare a unique mission to the Sun

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But the brightest minds of Nasa will be sure to check over the names before they are placed on a microchip and blasted off board Nasa's Parker Solar Probe mission, which is set to 'touch the sun' and travel closer to our star than any spaceship in human history. Read More »

Rift VR 'Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service' Error

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Though many are still looking for a solution, at least now we know that Oculus is aware of the problem and are actively searching for a fix. Reports quickly began to pile up on Twitter , Facebook and Steam, with Oculus Rift user groups and forums for VR videogames such as Echo Arena seeing large threads develop with an increasing number of users reporting the same issue. Read More »

Apple to Ditch Notched Display Design in 2019

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Two months ago, ETNews said Apple was planning on decreasing the size of the notch on 2019 iPhone models. "Suppliers are interested in how Apple will be able to place receiver, front-camera, and Face ID feature and implement full-screen at the same time". Read More »

Google integrates chat option on Tez payments app

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It seems that the company is at it again, this time adding chat integration to its India-exclusive UPI-based payments service, Tez , in a slow rollout. Google has integrated a chat option in the Google Tez application and is slowly rolling it out to its 13.5 million active users, taking the competition directly to WhatsApp that is piloting its payment product in India. Read More »

Lenovo S5 to launch on March 20

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Lenovo's VP Chang Cheng has shared a teaser on China's social media platform Weibo , where the company announced that it is hosting an event on March 20. The teaser speculated that the device might arrive with a hardware security chip. As per the listing, the handset features a 5.65-inch display that offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and Full HD+ resolution. Read More »

Teams of 20 game mode being added to Fortnite Battle Royale

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As you probably gathered, Fortnite Teams of 20 splits players into five teams of 20, who fight until only team is left standing. It is expected to have similarities to one of the earlier game modes which was 50 v 50, it was a fun and chaotic clash that saw two huge teams collide across the map. Read More »

Facebook adds video chat to Messenger Lite Android app

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Video chat has been one of the bigger rocketships within its core Messenger app, with Facebook clocking 17 billion video chats on it in 2017, double the year before. Messenger Lite offers core messaging capabilities like sending text, photos, links, and audio calls to people with either Messenger Lite or Messenger. Read More »

New Nintendo Direct Confirmed to Take Place Tomorrow

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Nintendo Direct the annual presentation is set to air tomorrow at at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, the company announced today on Twitter. As revealed in the tweet I have included above, this direct will last for about 30 minutes and will distribute information regarding the Switch and the 3DS. Read More »