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Instagram Direct is the pure Snapchat clone you've been waiting for

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Instagram's standalone Direct app will become available today for iOS and Android in six countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Uruguay, as first reported by The Verge . No timeline for a larger rollout has been given although if that were to become the end game, Facebook would find itself with a third popular messaging app alongside Messenger and WhatsApp and plenty of additional opportunities to serve ads to generate revenue. Read More »

2018 iPhone to Sport 6.1-inch LCD, Colorful Metal Backs

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The "Plus" model is expected to come with a larger 6.5-inch display. According to the long-time reviewer of just about anything that's ever been on American retail shelves, the iPhone 8 is more durable than the iPhone X , and can operate longer on a fully charged battery than the more-expensive model. Read More »

Broncos coach Vance Joseph: 'No one has given up'

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The Broncos are 2-9-1 against the spread in 2017, the worst of any team in the NFL. The losing streak is the second-longest in franchise history (nine consecutive in 1967). Coach Mac pointed out he won just 7 games in his first 3 seasons for the Colorado Buffaloes. Siemian went just 19-of-41 for 200 yards with three interceptions and three sacks. Read More »

Merck & Co INC (MRK) Shareholder Kbc Group Nv Trimmed Its Position

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It is down 65.74% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.98% the S&P500. Greenleaf Trust decreased Merck & Co Inc New ( MRK ) stake by 86.83% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Burney Co. raised its stake in Merck & Co.by 16.9% in the fourth quarter. Essex Investment Mngmt Lc holds 0.19% or 21,202 shares in its portfolio. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was registered at 0.79. Read More »

We haven't fielded well: Pujara

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Despite Pujara's attestation of India's deep-rooted malaise, it's the three dropped catches in the first innings that helped the Lankans off the hook, allowing them to post close to 400. "Overall the team have improved as a fielding unit, but slip fielding is something we are looking to improve", he added. "However, our fast bowlers and spinners bowled really well", Pujara said. Read More »

Amazon and Google Are Fighting, and That Means Consumers Lose

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Amazon are gearing up for the launch of the Grand Tour series 2 tomorrow (8 December) and in positive news they announced announced yesterday that the Prime Video app is now available on Apple TV and Apple TV 4k. Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. There are always two sides to a feud, and the on-going beef between Amazon and Google is a testament to this fact. Read More »

Huawei Nova 2s's Alleged Color Variants Leaked Before Launch

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The Huawei Nova 2S leak shows the phone in bright blue, which must be one of the official color options. It is powered by 2.4GHz Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 960 processor. Android 8.0 Oreo comes out of the box here, and on top of it, you'll find Huawei's Emotion UI (EMUI) skin. The front optics arrangement also has two shooters - one wide-angle 20-megapixel lens and an additional 2-megapixel camera for achieving portrait mode in selfies. Read More »

Google to Shift Chrome Apps to Progressive Chrome Apps

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The company explained that it chose to shutter apps from the Chrome browser simply because not a lot of people were actually using them. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows and Mac desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks. Read More »

Dragon's Crown Pro Confirmed For Western Release In Spring 2018

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Dragon's Crown Pro will arrive on the PlayStation 4 on February 8, 2018 in Japan, while the West will be able to get in on the action at some point during Spring 2018. All the Royal Bells and Whistles - If you already own Dragon's Crown , your saves won't go to waste. Four Player Frenzy - With the fun local couch co-op and online multiplayer you remember, up to four players can experience countless hours battling together. Read More »

Asus NovaGo with Qualcomm Snapdragon ecosystem launched: Price, specifications, etc

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It is available in a sandblasted Sky Grey finish and there's diamond-cut edges. NovaGO will be the world's first Gigabit LTE laptop, thanks to the 4 carrier aggregation technology built into it. It supports Embedded SIM (eSIM) as well as Nano SIM. With Qualcomm's always online battery saving technology, it can last over 30 days on standby. The storage variants include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Read More »

Lululemon Athletica Builds Momentum Going Into the Holidays

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Over the past week, shares are 1.18%. In addition, Nike Inc. started to open "pant studios", intensifying competition for Lululemon. The legal version of this article can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/12/06/lululemon-athletica-lulu-issues-quarterly-earnings-results-beats-estimates-by-0-04-eps.html. Read More »

Steam Drops Bitcoin, Citing Volatility And High Fees

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When Steam initially enabled Bitcoin transaction fees were roughly 20 cents, now it can be upwards of $20. "When checking out on Steam, a customer will transfer x amount of Bitcoin for the cost of the game, plus y amount of Bitcoin to cover the transaction fee charged by the Bitcoin network", it said . Read More »

Supermassive Black Hole Is Too Big To Exist

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It's the farthest black hole ever found. "This is the only object we have observed from this era", says Robert Simcoe, the Francis L. Friedman Professor of Physics in MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Bañados was looking in particular for quasars - some of the brightest objects in the universe, that consist of a supermassive black hole surrounded by swirling, accreting disks of matter. Read More »

Pokemon Go update introduces 50 more Gen 3 Pokemon and dynamic weather

By damage, we are talking about road incidents that are caused by Pokemon Go players being irresponsible when playing the game. Interestingly, the weather additions are not limited to aesthetics. The real news here, though, is the upcoming addition of 50 new Pokemon to the game's current roster. Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko, Absol, Zangoose, Seviper and more will be available. Read More »

Star Wars upcoming trilogy won't be Old Republic adaptation

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The " Knights of the Old Republic " takes place nearly 4,000 years before the formation of the Galactic Empire, where Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Malak, has unleashed a Sith armada against the Republic. Johnson won't reveal what the trilogy might be about - because he hasn't thought of it as of now. "As to actually seeing how that manifests itself in Poe in this film that isn't going to necessarily be a clear story point in this one", he added. Read More »

Sonos and Ikea Tease Collaboration

The company may also be planning to offer furniture with built-in wireless Sonos speakers , or the announcement may just herald a new range of furniture with fitted spaces or slots where Sonos equipment can be dropped in. A Sonos speaker-equipped cabinet ? "We believe that sound should be a considered element of home design, and together we will work with Ikea to create products and experiences that make people's home look and sound more wonderful", said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence in a ... Read More »

Shadow of War PS4 Patch 1.06 Adds Online Pit Fights for Free

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The latest patch notes are detailed here , and include a system of online fighting pits. The new feature allows players to train their best follower from the main game, pitting them in gladiatorial-style combat against the many Ologs and Uruks trained up by other players around the world for bounties including items and upgrades. Read More »

Bronze Age Iron Tools Used Metal From Space

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This would allow Bronze Age metalworkers to create iron tools without the smelting process, which would typically require the reduction of bound oxygen in order to achieve the desired metal. Meteorites that are composed of core material mostly have iron with high levels of cobalt and nickel. Scientists already have found that meteorites are a major source of iron. Read More »

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

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All of this information comes from a digital artist at one of the company's creative agencies, who added the promotional materials you can see above to their portfolio. The night mode mentions new sensor and optics that enable it to capture 100% more light at night. In fact, one of the leaked images specifically touts a "Pro AI camera assist feature", capable of things like "scene recognition" and "auto framing". Read More »

Ubisoft is giving away Assassin's Creed 4

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Introducing Assassin's Creed Rogue , the darkest chapter in the Assassin's Creed franchise yet. In celebration of the holiday season, Ubisoft is giving away two great games for free over the next two weeks. Just be sure to take advantage of the promotion while it's active, or you'll miss out on getting the game for free. World in Conflict will get here first, together with its Soviet Assault expansion. Read More »

Bridge Constructor Portal Taking You to Aperture Sciences in 2018

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A new Portal game that blends the best of Valve's odd portal-creating, puzzle-solving title with the million-selling Bridge Constructor franchise hits later this month, the companies announced Wednesday morning. It's not a joke or a quick cameo: there really is a new Portal game coming out. The Bridge Constructor formula is exactly what it sounds like, you design your own bridge constructions and watch cars or trucks drive across them. Read More »

Fourth century bone fragment could be from 'Father Christmas saint'

Legend has it that St Nicholas, who is depicted with a white beard in icons and was said to have died in 343 AD, was widely known for his generosity - a trait that inspired the story of Father Christmas. A previous study concluded that the bone fragments from the Bari and Venice collections are indeed complementary, and could have originated from the same individual, so the next step for the team is to begin examining samples from those two collections. Read More »

Range Rover Autobiography by SVO Bespoke launched in India

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The Range Rover Autobiography by SVO Bespoke also arrives with the executive seats at the rear with a cooler box which is all set to make the things comfortable when being driven around. They also wanted to keep it very exclusive. The interior of the Range Rover Autobiography by SVO Bespoke is finished in leather with Kalahari veneer on the centre console and other trims. Read More »

Airtel Now Offers An Intex Smartphone At Rs 1649

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The Intex Aqua A4 comes at an effective price of Rs 1999 (compared to market price of Rs 4999). The recharge plans for the Intex Aqua A4 and Intex Aqua S3 remains the same, however, one has to make a down payment of ₹3,499 (retail price is ₹4,999) and ₹5,879 (market price is ₹6,649) to get these smartphones. Read More »

Over 30% of consumers intend to buy iPhone X for upgrade

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The Consumer Report recently conducted several tests on the new iPhone X . These tests included tests in handling, durability, battery life, functionality and special features. IPhone X miserably failed the drop tests, and durability is obviously a big deal for a phone that's very expensive to fix. When it comes to battery life, the iPhone X lasts some 30 minutes more than the iPhone 8's 19 hours of use, while the iPhone 8 Plus scored 21 hours in the same tests. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus Price Leaked Ahead Of Launch

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The phones have been subjected to various leaks recently. The both Xiaomi device, Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus will retain the overall design of present Redmi series with metal body and also have a fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 will have 5.7-inch display while Redmi 5 Plus will support a larger 5.9-inch display. It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 450 SoC compared to the Snapdragon 435 processor inside the Redmi 4. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video Lands On The Apple TV

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For $99 a year, we get super fast delivery (up to same-day!), a huge selection of free eBooks, and early access to major savings. Apple at its developers conference back in June announced that it had buried its differences with Amazon and would bring the latter's Prime Video streaming service to the Apple TV this year. Read More »