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Iran Moves Down Two Places at FIFA Ranking

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Senegal, Egypt Morocco, Congo, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Algeria complete the list of Africa's best 10 teams. With just 22 global matches being played over the past month, there were not many changes in the ranking. But the Super Eagles' two other World Cup group opponents, Croatia and Iceland, moved up two places. World champions Germany are still setting the pace globally with little change amongst the planet's heavy hitters. Read More »

Minecraft Boss Promoted To Oversee Xbox Games And More

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He'll watch over all of Microsoft's own game publishing efforts, including Halo's 343 Industries, Gears of War's The Coalition and Forza's Turn 10. Should it work as promised, though, it could lead to faster turnaround times for games and more projects. Booty, again speaking to Venturebeat , described the new role, and showed respect to what were his fellow studio heads. Read More »

Instagram 'Type' Format Will Help You Jazz Up Stories

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According to the report, users can choose from different fonts, different backgrounds, and even apply filters on Type . Now, according to a report at The Next Web , the latest Stories addition is something called Type , which gives you a number of new fonts to type your message across a background or photo as part of your Story. Read More »

Inside FCA's Ford F-150 Challenger: The Ram 1500 Truck

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And the Ram press conference Monday wasn't without its jabs. The 2019 iteration of the Ram 1500 includes a number of improvements to help increase the model's chances of coming out on top. The system improves performance of the fuel-saving automatic stop-start system, adds torque at startup and recaptures some energy during deceleration. Read More »

Apple issues $2500 bonuses to employees after new tax law

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Apple employees may be getting a big bonus this year. Apple has yet to release an official statement on the matter, but fans, as well as employees, will be expecting more information in the coming months. I'm proud that this year we'll be able to build on that tradition of giving. Apple announced earlier today that it would be bringing most of its cash back to the U.S. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Will Have Microtransactions

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Press up and down on the D pad to change your equipped weapon, and press left and right on the D pad to change the items you have equipped. So if you want to give it a go, you have until the end of the weekend to do so. Next week, both the game's greatest critics and supporters will get an opportunity to find out if their early takes line up with their impressions. The US PlayStation Store hasn't yet updated to include the beta; it should show up somewhere around here soon, though (and ... Read More »

HomePod Launch Imminent as Supplier Completes Initial Shipment of One Million Units

But at CES, third-party manufacturers rolled out Alexa and Google Assistant implementations in a wide variety of products. Apple had not updated HomePod release information on its Web site as of yesterday. However, it remains unclear when Foxconn will start shipping the smart speakers. Analysts claimed in early January that HomePod would go on sale in four to six weeks . Read More »

Robot Cache Game Distribution Platform Cuts Costs, Allows Digital Resales

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For publishers, Robot Cache will allow them to retain up to 95% of the sale value for new games , compared to 70% on other platforms like Steam . It may sound like a good start to a "buzzword bingo" card, but the use of blockchain technology is specifically what enables the resale of digital games, according to Robot Cache. Read More »

OPPO A83 Android Mid-Ranger Launches In India At $218

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Oppo A83 smartphone boasts of artificial intelligence-based beauty recognition feature and full screen bezel-less display. OPPO A83 features a 5.7-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The segment saw the entry of as many as three new smartphones today - Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Honor 9 Lite and Oppo A83 . The device comes with dual SIM functionality to use multiple SIM cards. Read More »

CFPB to seek public comments on regulations

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken the first step to killing or revising the payday lending rule it finalized only a few months ago. "The CFPB thoroughly and thoughtfully considered every aspect of this issue over the course of several years", Karl Frisch, executive director of progressive group Allied Progress, said in a statement. Read More »

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition adds content to Xbox One, PS4

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In addition to the base game and all current Season Pass content - which includes character-specific Episodes Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis, as well as the multiplayer Comrades expansion - both editions will feature all updates to the game, such as the recently added ability to switch between playable characters. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ New Open Beta

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I suggest you gather your ki and practice your best Goku scream, then be sure to hop online for one more chance to play Dragon Ball FighterZ before it's out. If she absorbs Krillin's energy, she can use "Solar Flare". Arc System Works does have something special in the latest Dragon Ball game, which people would know if they actually managed to get into an actual match. Read More »

Infiniti to roll out electric vehicle range in 2021

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It's part of Infiniti's plan to play catch up with the competition. Most luxury manufacturers have laid out clear goals for electrifying their lineups, with Lexus for instance noting it plans an electrified variant of every model, or standalone electrified models, on a global basis by 2025. Read More »

Google to Use Page Speed as Ranking Signal in Mobile Search

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The intent of the search query remains a strong signal, so a slow page may still rank high if it has very strong and relevant content. The Speed Update, as Google is calling it, will reportedly only impact pages that deliver the "slowest experience" to users and thus, only affect a small percentage of queries. Read More »

A simple text message can crash iOS and macOS

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Users who receive the chaiOS link will be effected from the moment they receive the message, with the iOS link preview feature opening a snippet of the webpage meaning a user will be effected even if they don't press the link themselves. Plus, if you send it from an Apple device, it will lock you up, too. Writing on his blog, award-winning computer security expert Graham Cluley said: "Something about the so-called ChaiOS bug's code gives your Apple device a brainstorm". Read More »

'Bill Protection' is Project Fi's new $80 unlimited data plan

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Project Fi has always had the same pricing scheme - you pay $20/month for unlimited talk and text, and then every GB of data you use is $10. The company says only 1 percent of current Fi users actually use that much, but then that number may go up once you don't have to pay $150 for using that much data. Read More »

Overwatch's Blizzard World map ready to ride next week

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Naturally, with many Overwatch players having already been fans of other Blizzard games before the release of Overwatch , the new map is perhaps the most highly anticipated yet. So, grab a ticket & join us for the GRAND OPENING of Blizzard World! The new map will be released on PC, XBox One and PlayStation 4. Furthermore, standard skins will be added to the year round loot box rotation. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning for much of the ArkLaTex

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Snow is expected to taper off Monday night . High temperatures will climb into the 60s by the afternoon on Sunday . Among another blast of unusually cold weather, forecasters are predicting a possibility of snow as part of the below-freezing temperatures expected in New Orleans Tuesday night , according to the National Weather Service . Read More »

Zevin Asset Management LLC Buys 1316 Shares of Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

It also increased its holding in Seattle Genetics Inc (NASDAQ:SGEN) by 10,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Incyte Corp (NASDAQ:INCY). It has a 25.81 P/E ratio. (GCBC) has risen 33.65% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. About 571,111 shares traded or 42.96% up from the average. Read More »

JJ Abrams Shopping TV Space Drama Script

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Television - who are shopping the series - are still open to other bids from any other potential contenders. Warners, Apple and HBO all declined comment. He also has creator credits for " Lost ", " Felicity ", " Alias " and " Fringe " on his résumé. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Abrams is developing a new drama series through his Bad Robot Productions banner, now housed under Warner Bros. Read More »

Is Your Portrait Stored in Any of World's Top Museums? Ask Google

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Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 worldwide museums , galleries and institutions from 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. According to Engadget, the app, which appears to be unfortunately geo-restricted to the United States , is like an automated version of an article that circulated recently showing folks standing in front of portraits at museums. Read More »

Microsoft's 15-inch Surface Book 2 comes to 17 new countries

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The pre-orders for the 15-inch model in the 17 new markets starts today. On top of that, starting in February, Microsoft will release both Surface Book 2 models in places where it has yet to go on sale, including China, India, Italy, Qatar and other parts of Asia and the Middle East. Read More »

Leaked images reveal a new version of the Xbox Elite Controller

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According to the leaked images and details, a new version of the Elite Controller exists that updates certain features, such as adding a USB-C charging port and more. Finally, there are three tiny LEDs that could be used to indicate battery life or show which profile is active. But despite many agreeing that Microsoft had already reached the pinnacle of good controller design, the Xbox One platform holder is reportedly working on a successor. Read More »

Meizu M6s first in line with a Samsung Exynos processor

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The Meizu M6S features a 5.7-inch 18:9 in-cell display with 1440 x 720p HD+ resolution. There will be four color options: Gold, Gray, Black, and Blue. The phone features a dedicated pressure sensor chip and linear vibration motor (in the circle), allowing you to control your phone with simple gestures. Read More »

Android snoopware Skygofree can pilfer WhatsApp messages

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For example, the spyware can record audio when an infected devices enters a specific location. The spyware can read messages displayed on the screen through the Android Accessibility feature, including messages a victim sends on WhatsApp, Kaspersky said. Read More »