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Google is said to be close to buying HTC's smartphone business

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HTC, which has been working closely with Google for years now, has lately been in troubled waters. The report does not say how much Google may buy HTC for. Here's where it sounds off base: Google acquired Motorola Mobility and then sold it off just a couple of years later. But given that HTC is a maker of premium Android handsets and that it's the source of Google's Pixel, the company may feel compelled to either prop up HTC or buy the unit outright. Read More »

Minnesota ACT scores show slight gain at 5th overall

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Except for a slight dip last year, Wyoming's senior class ACT scores have been on the rise for the last several years. The average composite score for the 2017 Arkansas public school graduating class was 19.2. Forty-six percent met the mathematics benchmark in Kansas, compared to 41 percent nationally. But many students have work obligations and transportation problems that interfere with weekend testing dates, he said. Read More »

NASA captures images of strong solar flares

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The X9.3 was the second in a series of solar flares , with another smaller X2.2, recorded three hours earlier. Just after 5 a.m. EDT, the first flare, an X2, discharged from the sun's surface. In fact, it was the largest one that the earth has seen in over a decade. This morning (Sept. 7), the SWPC issued a new G3 (strong) geomagnetic storm watch "in anticipation of the arrival of another CME associated with the X9.3 flare" seen on Wednesday. Read More »

LA Noire coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch

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Noire is really not the sort of family-friendly entertainment you'd normally expect on the system. The PS4 and Xbox One versions come with all additional downloadable content alongside a handful of technical enhancements like improved lighting and "cinematic" camera angles. Read More »

Sensex Falls 148 Points On North Korean Jitters

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Sensex and Nifty closed lower on Wednesday after recovering partially yesterday. Asian stock markets were lower on Wednesday as investors found ample reasons to stay away from risky assets amid still-high tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the powerful hurricane approaching the United States. Read More »

Red Sox Reportedly Stole Yankees' Signs With Help Of An Apple Watch

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The baseball inquiry began about two weeks ago, after the Yankees' general manager, Brian Cashman, filed a detailed complaint with the commissioner's office that included a video the Yankees shot of the Red Sox dugout during a three-game series between the two teams in Boston last month. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee Subpoenas FBI, DOJ for Dossier Documents

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Even prior to the subpoena , there were rumblings of frustrations among the House panel over an alleged lack of cooperation by the FBI, and DOJ in the Russian Federation investigation. The Republican leader of the House Russia investigation, Rep. Michael Conaway, said earlier Tuesday that he supported the effort to obtain the dossier documents. Read More »

Huawei and Microsoft team up for public cloud push

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It will work with its partners to create infrastructure around the world. Different countries have different IT infrastructure and regulatory requirements. "Our partners can then use these technologies, leveraging the strengths of all parties". It can be a fully public cloud or an on-premises private one. Read More »

Facebook caught inflating ad metrics again

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But that's not the case. According to Facebook's Ads Manager, the social media giant has potential access to 41 million 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States, Pivotal Research Group Brian Wieser wrote in a note to clients. Facebook's estimates of how many people it can reach through ads in the United States isn't adding up for at least one analyst, which could make marketers think twice about buying video ads on the social network. Read More »

Move Minecraft Saves from Wii U to Nintendo Switch

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The new partnership that Nintendo has established seems to be a try to take more money from the users. Confirm on both Wii U and on the Nintendo Switch the transfer. Furthermore, the Switch is getting more and more multiplatform titles and it can even function as a mobile gaming platform. In resolving the issue with the microSD card requirement, Nintendo has teamed up with SanDisk. Read More »

The Walt Disney Company (The) (DIS) Receives Buy Rating from UBS AG

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Everett Harris & Company increased Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc bought 45,149 shares as the company's stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by Credit Suisse. Drexel Hamilton downgraded the shares of DIS in report on Monday, September 26 to "Hold" rating. Read More »

Lenovo launches K8 Plus with dual cameras at Rs 10999

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The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass that is overlaid with a oleophobic coating that prevents fingerprint smudges. The phone is powered by MediaTek P20 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM . Question: How is the display of the Lenovo K8 Plus? Even if the availability of the phone was not confirmed, it was told that the phone will be sold in the country via offline channels. Read More »

Facebook Offer $100m+ For Legal Music Rights

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Facebook has reportedly promised to create a system that can identify and tag music that breaches copyright. Some reports suggest that all these developments are part of Facebook's plan to get into the entertainment industry and rival other platforms like YouTube . Read More »

Alibaba introduces 'Smile to Pay' service in China

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Diners at a KFC store in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou will be able to use a " Smile to Pay " facial recognition system at the tech-heavy, health-focused concept store, part of a drive by Yum China Holdings Inc to lure a younger generation of consumers. Read More »

Hurricane Harvey shows electrical grid resiliency is key to swift recovery

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Auto and home ownership are measures of short term and long term resilience with respect to disasters like Hurricane Harvey , and just as with Hurricane Katrina, people of color in Texas are far less likely to own cars that might enable them to evacuate or homes on which they can claim insurance and rebuild later on. Read More »

The Witcher 10th Anniversary Video Celebrates You

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From Triss and Yennefer chatting to Zoltan playing Gwent with Dandelion, everyone is present and having a whale of a time. Originally released exclusively for PC in late 2007, The Witcher was an incredibly hardcore RPG that followed the suave, yet somewhat grizzled Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher who hunts down creatures that go bump in the night. Read More »

Jaguar Previews AI Steering Wheel For Future Concept Car

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Sayer will also be connected to on-demand services that would help people hail rides and ensure that the rides arrive at the right time, says the report . JLR said it had interviewed over 50 code crackers to date and offered positions to 13. This unique piece of equipment is named after one of Jaguar's former designers, Malcolm Sayer, who worked for the British manufacturer between 1951 and 1970. Read More »

Massive black hole discovered near heart of the milky way

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IMHBs have never been officially identified, though. The findings are published in the journal Nature Astronomy. The research was led by Tomoharu Oka from Keio University in Yokohama, Japan, and colleagues. But if there really is a large (but not supermassive) black hole hiding in our galaxy, it must have come from somewhere. This particular black hole would be on the range of 100,000 solar masses. Read More »

Kansas Attorney General offers tips on Hurricane Harvey charity scams

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Thousands are already in shelters. "As we all work to rebuild the Houston/Gulf Coast region and look for ways to help, it's important to perform due diligence before giving contributions to anyone soliciting donations or individuals offering to provide assistance to those affected by Harvey, whether the solicitations are in person, via email , or telephone", FBI Special Agent Perrye K. Read More »

Microsoft confirms Xbox One keyboard and mouse support still coming

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Apparently, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, who is the Xbox Games Marketing General Manager, believes that that is exactly what is going to happen. Consumers will also see a custom Samsung TV spot showcasing the Xbox One X and QLED TVs together, which will run nationally around the console's launch in November. Read More »

Minutes Of Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Gameplay Footage Revealed

Recently, Tabata clarified his words. In the meantime check out around an hour of Final Fantasy XV gameplay running on Xbox One X (thanks to YouTube Channel Gnarcade). He added that if there is a need from the community to have more content, they would like to respond to the request and try to make it possible. The director, however, has given a timeline. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android One smartphone spotted on GeekBench

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Gionee, another Shenzhen-based brand heavily promoted for its smartphone security functions and mainly targeting at business customers, also told the South China Morning Post it will launch its new bazel-less, edge-to-edge "M7" series in October. Read More »

Brexit-wary Japan executives to talk with UK trade chief

The Eurosceptic John Redwood told Sky News that if May "wishes to remain as leader, that's fine by me". "There's been an very bad lot of speculation about my future which has no basis in it whatsoever". Business leaders from Japan, the world's third-largest economy, are carefully tracking global trade trends to decide if they want to remain invested in the United Kingdom, said Heizo Takenaka, a former Japanese minister of state for economic and fiscal policy. Read More »

Sitharaman replaces Jaitley as defence minister, Piyush Goyal gets railways

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Singh (Power, New and Renewable Energy), Hardeep Puri (Housing and Urban Affairs) and K.J. Alphons (Tourism, Electronics and IT). 58-year-old Sitharaman, who earlier held the independent charge of the commerce and industry ministry will now be part of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), which comprises Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Home Minister Rajnath Singh , Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Finance Minster Arun Jaitley . Read More »

Huawei Reveals the Future of Mobile AI at IFA 2017

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Mobile AI = On-Device AI + Cloud AI. The all-new Kirin 970 chipset will be the successor to last year's Kirin 960. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only one cm². Huawei says its "new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency" than your typical quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster helping it outperform other ... Read More »