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Observers also note that the change follows a recent shift in the Verizon Wireless management structure that involved the retirement of Verizon CFO Fran Shammo and the installation of Ronan Dunne, the former CEO of British wireless carrier O2, as executive vice president and group president.
  • Blackberry Goes After Nokia for Patent Infringement

    Blackberry Goes After Nokia for Patent Infringement

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    Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear . The patent infringement allegations concern data transmission technologies involved in 4G and other types of mobile networks.
  • Trump's Pick To Succeed Flynn As NatSec Adviser Turns Down Job

    Trump's Pick To Succeed Flynn As NatSec Adviser Turns Down Job

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    Bush's administration. In a bid to appease his critics from within his own Republican Party, Mr Trump is expected to announce today (Fri) that he is appointing Mike Dubke as his White House Communications Director. Over his 36-year military career, he served two tours in Vietnam and received multiple medals including the Silver Star, according to Fox News .
  • South Africa 185-6 in New Zealand one-off Twenty20

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    Hashim Amla rode his luck before playing a typically classy innings. South Africa were in control of the proceedings after posting 185 for 6 in 20 overs. New Zealand never threatened to get close in reply and Tahir claimed five of the last six wickets to fall as the Black Caps were dismissed for 107 with 5.1 overs unused.
  • Citizen Science: You could find Planet 9

    Citizen Science: You could find Planet 9

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    Objects in and closer to a solar system move at a different pace than more distant objects and the best way to discover them is by studying the moving objects that are collected in WISE data. " Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 has the potential to unlock once-in-a-century discoveries, and it's exciting to think they could be spotted first by a citizen scientist", Aaron Meisner, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who specializes in analyzing WISE images , said ...
  • New Planets Found Orbiting Stars Near Solar System

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    The planet orbits a star called Gliese 411, and is located in the fourth nearest star system to the Sun, according to a statement from the university. The discovery boosts the chances of finding a planet with hospitable conditions that might support alien life. It represents a good chunk of my life's work'.
  • SAIL supplies steel for ISRO's 104 satellites

    SAIL supplies steel for ISRO's 104 satellites

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    Out of these 104 satellites , 101 satellites were of foreign countries - 96 from the U.S. and one each from Israel, UAE, Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan. One of the satellites, the Cartosat 2, is capable of taking high resolution images. At 9.30 am today, ISRO achieved another landmark as it successfully launched a record 104 satellites through a single rocket.
  • Asamoah Gyan has 'unethical hair' according to UAE FA rules

    Asamoah Gyan has 'unethical hair' according to UAE FA rules

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    The players risk suspension or a fine unless they alter their hairstyle. Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is among those found guilty of breaching the UAEFA Disciplinary Committee rules , with his distinctive mohawk and shaved sides, according to a tweet from Middle Eastern football website Ahdaaf .
  • Brits are a bunch of Netflix cheaters and they're not even sorry

    Brits are a bunch of Netflix cheaters and they're not even sorry

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    Of the American Netflix cheaters, 63 percent say they would do it again if they thought they could get away with it, and 48 percent report Netflix cheating three or more times. Dramas are the biggest vice for Netflix cheaters. The popular streaming service says 46% of streaming couples have admitted they cheated on their significant other by watching their favorite show without their other half.
  • Valentine's Day has gory roots in history, folk tales

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    I'd been conned by the 14th February before I'd even had the chance to discover it's a capitalist con. What are you doing with your loved one for Valentine's Day? With today's Technology and Social Network, you can send your message to your Valentine with Facebook , WhatsApp or even with a Text message.
  • Humans Must Merge With Robots Or Become Irrelevant, Says Elon Musk

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    In response to a question about why he's digging a tunnel near SpaceX's Los Angeles headquarters, Musk said the answer was "a secret" before laying out his vision of an underground future. "My guess is that in probably 10 years it will be very unusual for cars to be built that are not fully autonomous", he said, before touting the Tesla HW2 hardware package, which could feasibly provide full Level 5 autonomy right now.
  • Smart Will Stop Selling Gas-Powered Cars in the US

    Smart Will Stop Selling Gas-Powered Cars in the US

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    Although neither Fortwo powertrain has proved particularly popular among USA consumers ( Smart sold just 5440 Fortwos and 771 Fortwo EDs last year), the brand believes its upcoming second-generation Fortwo ED provides a blueprint for its new, all-electric North American sales strategy.
  • Linda McMahon Confirmed For Trump Cabinet Job

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    McMahon served as the chief executive officer at World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. before stepping down to run twice for the Senate in CT. "Small businesses have had some tough blows in the last decade", McMahon said in her opening remarks.
  • Gas Prices Slightly Up, Low Demand Helping

    Gas Prices Slightly Up, Low Demand Helping

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    Most Jacksonville stations were at $1.99 a gallon Monday. The average gas price in Rockford is now 18.9 cents lower than a month ago, but 65.7 cents higher than this same time previous year. USA markets in the south and southeast, including Texas, continue to post some of the lowest prices for retail gasoline in the nation. OH drivers continue to see some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.
  • Verizon rolls out unlimited data

    Verizon rolls out unlimited data

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    Verizon's unlimited data plan applies for both new and existing customers. Verizon charges $80 for an individual plan, or $200 for a four-line plan ($45 each), with each additional line costing $20 monthly, up to 10 lines. And though the plan is " unlimited ", the unlimited data might not always be at the same speed. The plans include unlimited data, talk, and text, plus HD video streaming.
  • U.S. detects North Korea missile

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    Sunday's missile test is the first of 2017, the first of Trump's presidency, and comes amid a review of North Korea policy by the new USA administration. The remarks elicited a searing response from Mr Trump, who said "it won't happen". Inada told reporters that her ministry will make every effort to find out more about the launch as well as conduct surveillance and warning activities.
  • Most Germans Expect Steinmeier to Fare Well as President

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    The vote is due at 12:00 local time (CET). Mr Steinmeier, Germany's former foreign minister, strongly criticised Donald Trump during the USA election campaign. In a congratulatory cable a few hours after Steinmeier was elected, Putin said he hoped for strengthening of ties with Europe's strongest economy. His election is likely to be one of the last moments of coalition unity ahead of a parliamentary election in September in which Ms Merkel is seeking a fourth term.
  • Hundreds of whales wash up dead on New Zealand beach

    Hundreds of whales wash up dead on New Zealand beach

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    He said because so numerous whales kin were lying dead on the shore it was "very likely" the surviving whales would re-strand themselves at low-tide this afternoon, and DOC was preparing itself to launch a second mass rescue effort. Officials have begun speculating how to best remove the whale carcasses from the beach. A dead pilot whale lies on a sandbank after one of the country's largest recorded mass whale strandings .
  • NRSC Calls Out Warren Over Sessions Bill She Co-Sponsored

    NRSC Calls Out Warren Over Sessions Bill She Co-Sponsored

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    During this time, Warren read from a letter that Martin Luther King Jr .'s widow, civil rights activist Coretta Scott King , wrote 30 years ago to oppose Sessions when he was nominated at the time to be a federal judge. What stood out most to Warren , however, was the way McConnell and his party defended Sessions. "Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. I thought Coretta Scott King's letter to the United States Senate about that was absolutely relevant ", she said .
  • Texas 'bathroom bill' could put future Super Bowls at risk

    Texas 'bathroom bill' could put future Super Bowls at risk

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    Texas' bill, titled the "Privacy Protection Act", bars transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in many buildings, blocks local non-discrimination ordinances that protect transgender people in public accommodations, and prohibits local municipalities from considering such protections when awarding contracts.
  • Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

    Scientists discover ancient undersea landslide in Australia

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    The researchers discovered the ancient landslide while conducting 3-dimentional mapping of the Queensland Trough's ancient reefs. This ancient landslide complex - called the Gloria Knolls Slide - is what remains after a huge amount of sediment that once made up Australia's continental shelf broke off in a violent undersea collapse that took place more than 300,000 years ago.
  • Rocket League Getting Hot Wheels Downloadable Content

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    As part of the Hot Wheels update, new Hot Wheels customisation items will be included which are free for everyone. Additionally, each auto comes with six exclusive decals, most with the Hot Wheels logo and/or flames. Thus, on 21 February, all players of Rocket League can unlock new antennas, flags and hats. You can also see how these vehicles look in action, as Psyonix has released a new trailer of Hot Wheels for Rocket League .
  • E3 opens its doors to fans for the first time in 2017

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    ESA E3 2017 goes on sale for the first time to the public this year HOW TO GET TICKETS FOR E3 2017? Eastern time and cost $149. E3 will be held, as usual, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from June 13 to 15. Regardless of the cringe-worthy pressers and swarming crowds, it remains one of the most anticipated weeks of the year for most in video games. In a statement provided to GameSpot, the ESA's senior VP of communications Rich Taylor said there was "incredible attendee ...
  • Leicester board back struggling Claudio Ranieri but say results must improve

    Leicester board back struggling Claudio Ranieri but say results must improve

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    Claudio Ranieri has publicly vowed to turn things around at Leicester (via the Mirror ) as the reigning champions now face the possibility of relegation in what has been a real roller-coaster of a year for the Foxes. Striker Leonardo Ulloa has been the most outspoken, claiming he feels "betrayed" by Ranieri and vowing never to play for the club after a disagreement over his future.
  • Ford Expedition slims down, techs up

    Ford Expedition slims down, techs up

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    More than 40 features and driver-assist technologies new to Expedition help make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. It will be built in Kentucky. Not only is this for aesthetics but also to give the appearance of an even safer vehicle, especially with the new C-pillar design, which suggests more strength supporting the roof.
  • Unmanned Japanese probe fails to remove space debris

    Unmanned Japanese probe fails to remove space debris

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    The need for an effective space-based garbage removal system is starting to get pressing, so this failure is not just a setback for JAXA, it's a setback for the global community. Though the experimental segment of the mission was a failure, Kounotori did successfully deliver supplies to the International Space Station after launching in December.
  • MI solar industry jobs up 48% in 2016

    MI solar industry jobs up 48% in 2016

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    While the solar industry's job growth topped 20 percent for the fourth straight year in 2016, NY actually lost solar energy jobs last year - a decline officials blamed on delays in launching an initiative to encourage the development of community solar projects across the state.