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Alto's Odyssey now available for pre-order on the Apple App Store

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Game modes that were added through updates to Alto's Adventure , including Zen Mode and Photo Mode, are coming to the game as well. Alto's Odyssey is set in a desert, and it's a gorgeous one at that. One of the best mobile games around is finally getting the sequel it deserves. What is Alto's Odyssey , you ask? For the most part, the new effects and visuals are wonderful, and deepen the experience while remaining true to the look and feel of the original. Read More »

Range Rover Sport Climbs To Heaven's Gate

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The showroom standard Range Rover Sport P400e took on the demanding course, with Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel and the Terrain Response 2 system in Dynamic mode. The sporty SUV then showed its all-terrain credentials by climbing the steep staircase. "This was the hardest Range Rover Sport challenge I've ever been involved with because, until we reached the top, we couldn't categorically say we would succeed", said Phil Jones, expert at Land Rover Experience. Read More »

Dating Apps: Tinder and Bumble's 'Ladies First' Feature

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The app has features like Bumble Bizz and Bumble BFF. Bumble now has more than 26 million users. The insight for this is that men and women have very different styles of dating, and hence, need a differentiated service. Either way, meeting someone becomes more likely when you're using a tool that boasts 1.6 billion swipes a day and over 20 billion total matches. "Tinder" was launched in 2012 and has about 50 million users. Read More »

Xiaomi leads India's smartphone market, Samsung slips to number two: IDC report

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India is the fastest growing market for smartphones with a 14 percent annual growth in 2017. The growth in smartphone shipments in India is in contrast to that China, which recorded its first decline this year and U.S. Xiaomi tripled its shipments year-on-year and sold more than 2 million units of Mi Phones via offline channels. However, it lost leadership position to Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi in smartphone category during October-December 2017. Read More »

London Spitfire Win the First Overwatch League Stage Finals

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The London-based team had a very close finals match against the New York Excelsior, but won it all with a score of 3-2. Seoul's expectations of a playoff complete were thin after a misfortune to Los Angeles Valiant in their first match of the last week, however with a specific end goal to keep them alive at all the group required a flawless triumph over San Francisco Shock. Read More »

Iceland Could Use More Energy Mining Bitcoin Than Powering Homes in 2018

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Increasing general interest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is having a myriad of effects around the globe, but one major aspect is a sudden increase in energy consumption. That and the cold climate make it a flawless location for new data-mining centers filled with servers in danger of overheating. So with 30% of the country's electricity coming from geothermal power, the country's geothermal resources are fuelling bitcoin mining . Read More »

Apple HomePod vs Google Home Max vs Sonos One: Sound Quality Comparison

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So, what value do you place on sound quality? Will Apple finally make a TV to go along with HomePod? But the HomePod can be muted; you just need to use a voice command. But you might not want anyone in the house being able to ask the HomePod to read your texts to them. And of course, she can control any HomeKit device in the home. Read More »

Judge Grants Another Stay for Kansas Professor Deportation

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Family is trying to file an appeal with Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in DC. "There are still no updates on the Jamal case", Sharma-Crawford said in a statement to Desi Talk. Jamal was arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement officers on his front lawn in January while taking his children to school. An online fundraising campaign has raised nearly $70,000 and an online petition has gathered almost 100,000 signatures. Read More »

Airtel and Hotstar announce strategic partnership

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Talking about the partnership, CEO of Hotstar, Ajit Mohan said, " Airtel has among the widest consumer footprints in India and with our expansive content library, comprising rich programming that can cater across age groups, geographies and interests, there are natural synergies and we are very excited about this partnership ". Read More »

BSNL offers 1GB data per day, unlimited calling at Rs 999

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To recall, Airtel is offering unlimited voice calls including national roaming calls , 100 local and STD SMS per day, 60GB of data for 90 days while Reliance Jio is also offering similar benefits of unlimited roaming calls without any limit, 100 SMS per day and 60GB of data for 90 days. Read More »

AMD releases first Ryzen-Vega combo chips for desktops

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Previously known under the Raven Ridge codename, AMD's new desktop AM4 APUs, or as AMD likes to call them, " Ryzen desktop CPUs with Radeon Vega Graphics ", are made on the 14nm manufacturing process. AMD today announced the availability of first two processors in this family. Both the processors come with AMD's latest Zen CPU cores along with SenseMI technology which is said to enable lower power usage at higher frequencies and reduced memory latencies. Read More »

Sea level is rising at an alarming rate, say scientists

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Sea levels are rising at an accelerating speed all around the world due to the ongoing melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica . Right now the oceans rise by around 3 millimetres each year , but that number is going up by 0.8 mm every 12 months, the data shows. Read More »

Blizzard has no plans for Hearthstone on Nintendo Switch

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With an impressive line-up of titles and the hybrid nature of the console, Switch units have been flying off the shelf since it's launch past year. "Up until now", Miyamoto recently told investors, "the hardware lifecycle has trended at around five or six years, but it would be very interesting if we could prolong that life cycle, and I think you should be looking forward to that". Read More »

Apple could be rethinking its release cycle for iOS and macOS

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Although the company remains committed to an annual software update, this autumn's update will lack a number of features, according to Bloomberg . As per a report, Apple has asked its software engineers to delay unpolished features. Animojis is also expected to come to the iPad, since the company is reportedly working on an updated iPad with facial recognition due out this year. Read More »

Focus RS bows out with Heritage special

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RIP. The Heritage Edition is a not only a celebration of the outgoing fast Focus , but of the RS nameplate's 50th anniversary, too. Ford in the United Kingdom will offer a run of 50 special Focus RS Heritage Edition models to mark the end of production, all of them finished in the same orange color dubbed Tief Orange, German for "Deep Orange". Read More »

Apple's new HomePod might leave marks on your wooden furniture

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Apple confirmed to two outlets that HomePod can damage oiled wooden surfaces thanks to a reaction with the device's silicone base . "When questioned, Apple told us it was "not unusual" for a speaker with a silicone base to leave a "mild mark" when placed on certain oil or wax based wood finished surfaces, suggesting the marks are caused by oils diffusing between the silicone base and the table surface". Read More »

Magic Leap agrees sports deal with National Basketball Association and Turner

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Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz said the mixed-reality startup's headset will cost about as much as a high-end desktop computer when it's released later this year, the first in what will be multiple products from the company. Second, the company has seemingly confirmed that there will be multiple sizes available for its headset, including a "Magic Leap Large" variant that fits the head of Shaquille O'Neal. Read More »

Scientists to explore hidden water world exposed by iceberg's split

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It has been drifting away from the Larsen C Ice shelf for months now and is slowly disintegrating, spawning numerous smaller icebergs that are treacherous to shipping. Now scientists are rushing to get a look at what kind of marine life existed under all that ice for so long before today's climate affects it. They will also categorise any marine mammals and birds that may seek to take advantage of this new playing field. Read More »

Ordinary camera used to capture atom in prize-winning photograph

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The image - named "Single Atom In An Ion Trap" - won first prize at a science photography competition conducted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC ). It's not every day you get to see one of the fundamental building blocks of reality, but there it is, in all its glory. The laser causes the electrons orbiting the atom to be more energized, and these energized electrons would give off light. Read More »

Scientists Study Unusual Movement Of 'Oumuamua

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Scientists from Queen's University Belfast have been examining the curious space object ever since it was spotted in our solar system in October. A collision in Oumuamua's history is thought to be what has left the asteroid tumbling through space for billions of years. Read More »

The Evil Within 2 gets even more disgusting with first-person view

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To entice people to buy the game even more, Bethesda has posted a trial of The Evil Within 2 that allows players to play some chapters that would carry over to the main game. "Also, being able to see our environments and enemies up close allows players to get an even better look at how much effort went into their designs". Read More »

Partial solar eclipse 2018

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When the moon completely covers the sun with its shadow, it is called the total solar eclipse. This can happen only at new moon when the sun and the moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. Countries like Argentina, Chile and southern parts of Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil can see it. Residents near the Falkland Islands can also see the entire event before the sunset. Read More »

Users lash out at Snapchat over radical redesign

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The description goes on to add that numerous new features in this update are either useless or go against what Snapchat achieved so far. The casual reader may be asking why the outrage? But, to put it into perspective, the online petition has received almost one million signatures. Read More »

SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket

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But the center core booster ended up hitting the Atlantic Ocean at 300 miles per hour and about 328 feet from the floating platform where it was supposed to land. SpaceX now has two landing pods, technically called autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS), one in the Pacific Ocean and one in the Atlantic. You can see a picture of it here . Read More »

Facebook Launches New Feature For Creating Lists

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Note: If you don't see these options, tap the "Add to your post " option to expand the menu. If the new feature is available for you, it should appear as an option once you tap on " What's on your mind? " to create an update. As of now, Lists is only available to select users, but the feature is currently being rolled out globally to a wider audience. Last month, Facebook said it was de-emphasizing news and brand content and focusing more on posts from friends and family . Read More »

Apple's Wearables Business Revenue Is Fortune 300-Class Company Says Tim Cook

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Apple's main business is consumer electronics but it also has interests... That notwithstanding, Apple certainly isn't trying to mask underwhelming sales. Apple Watch Series 3 sales - the most recent model, which includes the option of integrated LTE for more standalone use away from an iPhone - have been outstripping the Series 2 version by 2:1 in the holiday quarter, Cook confirmed. Read More »

New BMW X4 revealed for 2018

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To outrun nauseous onlookers even faster, you'll need the only petrol X4 offered at launch. Most of the exciting changes to the X4 happen on the inside, where it takes a big leap forward in technology. The BMW X4 will receive two new, more powerful engines when the redesigned compact crossover goes on sale in July in the U.S. But the M40d (the version pictured) is a tempting proposition, with 326 hp and a massive 501 lb-ft of torque to match the M40i model's top speed and come in just ... Read More »