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Graphical fix mods for Fallout 4 are not exactly uncommon, but a lot of them focus on cleaning up the game's textures, or optimizing the framerate and resolution- you know, just doing what the game already does, but doing it better. Rolling through Fallout 4 and feel like it needs a little extra oomph? Fallout 4 fans who wish to apply these settings too can download the file at ZippyShare , set " #define CartoonPower" to 10.0 and " #define CartoonEdgeSlope" to 1.0.
  • Oregon Sheriff Offers Bundy 'Safe Escort Out'

    Oregon Sheriff Offers Bundy 'Safe Escort Out'

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    Bundy has told reporters they will leave when there's a plan in place to turn over federal lands to locals. Asked what would need to happen for his group to quit the refuge, Bundy said: "Enough is enough when there's actual action that is happening, and when things are actually transpiring, and we'll know when that happens".
  • 3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit northwest Oklahoma

    3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or more hit northwest Oklahoma

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    A lot of you have questions after the cluster of Oklahoma earthquakes felt in Kansas Wednesday and Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.7 quake was registered just before 10:30 p.m. "I do think there's a really strong chance that Oklahoma will receive some strong shaking", said Daniel McNamara, a research geophysicist at the National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado, who has followed the state's quakes.
  • Google Translate Bug Turns Russian Federation Into Mordor

    Google Translate Bug Turns Russian Federation Into Mordor

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    It also translated "Russians" to "occupiers" and "Sergey Lavrov", the country's foreign minister, to "sad little horse". Ukrainians gleefully posted screenshots of the mistranslations all over social media. There is a linguistic similarity between Russian and Ukrainian, and Google's automatic translation service between the two languages is generally very reliable.
  • MIT Researchers Have Figured Out How To Make Self-Charging Smartphone Batteries

    MIT Researchers Have Figured Out How To Make Self-Charging Smartphone Batteries

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    These devices have been used to generate electricity for charging gadgets, capturing energy from doors and sidewalks for powering lighting in stores and buildings and more, but MIT researchers say these devices have limits and aren't suitable for capturing energy from smaller scale human movements like walking or exercising, so they developed something new.
  • Mitt Romney: Ted Cruz is a

    Mitt Romney: Ted Cruz is a "natural born citizen"

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    In a three-decade career at The Post , Robinson has been city hall reporter, city editor, foreign correspondent in Buenos Aires and London, foreign editor, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper's Style section. "I do think there is a distinction between John McCain being born to a family and serving our country in Panama than someone born in another country", Pelosi said, referring to McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, who was born on an American military base in Panama.
  • Oil prices hits 12-year low

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    Seven years after Goldman Sachs famously predicted oil prices could hit $200, the cost of a barrel of Brent crude languishes at around 11-year lows of $33. Most importantly, a few analysts are even expecting a fresh flood of the commodity amid escalating tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, especially when the commodity market is already oversupplied.
  • Los Angeles methane leak sickens local residents

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    Brown has ordered the Southern California Gas Company to identify a backup plan for stopping the leak if the current strategy - drilling relief wells, then filling the leak with mud and cement - doesn't work. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, over the massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing fumes into the Los Angeles neighborhood for months.
  • Doctors use Google Cardboard to save baby's life

    Doctors use Google Cardboard to save baby's life

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    Here's the story of baby Teegan and how Google cardboard gave her a new lease on life. Her situation would have been dire without Google Cardboard, but now she could be taken to home next month. The virtual images allowed Dr. Redmond Burke, chief of cardiovascular surgery at NCH, to make incisions for the surgery in the most effective and safe way - as well as perform the actual surgery once they were inside the ribcage.
  • Rare tropical system being monitored in Atlantic by National Hurricane Center

    Rare tropical system being monitored in Atlantic by National Hurricane Center

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    This does not include subtropical storms, although it appears that only two such storms have developed over the same time-frame in January. Tropical Depression 9C formed in the Central Pacific on December 31, before weakening to a post-tropical depression remnant on January 1 and moving past the global date line into the Western Pacific.
  • Release Date for Nintendo's New Console Surfaces, Codenamed Nintendo NX Hybrid

    Release Date for Nintendo's New Console Surfaces, Codenamed Nintendo NX Hybrid

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    The ultra-popular Wii console featured motion-controlled games that used remotes, while the Wii's more niche predecessor, the Wii U, boasts a controller that doubles as a tablet. The Wii U's controller already allows players to continue a game on a television screen on its tablet-like screen. As reported by Barron's Asia , Japanese analyst Junko Yamamura made some predictions on the outlook for the Wii U and 3DS once the Nintendo NX comes around.
  • Battlefield Hardline gets Getaway DLC, if anyone's playing

    Battlefield Hardline gets Getaway DLC, if anyone's playing

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    That's Competitive Match play with, "skill-based 5v5 matches, with regularly refreshed seasons, leaderboards, and winners". Seasons are going to be two-three weeks long, during which Visceral will handle themed map/mode rotation. Maps and modes from the base game and its expansions will be subject to matchmaking murder where players will compete in a Standard League and a Premium one - the latter of which is reserved for Premium members.
  • 'Making a Murderer' juror stands by verdict against Steven Avery

    'Making a Murderer' juror stands by verdict against Steven Avery

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    He added that many Wisconsinites already know about the Steven Avery case and the documentary brought it to a wider audience. At the same time , a Wisconsin county sheriff and the lawyer who prosecuted Avery have criticized the series, with the sheriff saying Avery was not framed for the murder.
  • BlackBerry WILL Launch Up To TWO Android Phones In 2016!

    BlackBerry WILL Launch Up To TWO Android Phones In 2016!

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    So Blackberry is wisely sticking with Android in 2016, or so it seems. Furthermore, Chen did not rule out the possibility of giving the good old BB 10 a second try if the plan at hand revives the company. And the company is still investing heavily in building out the BlackBerry's enterprise appeal, Chen says. The Priv  is only available from  AT&T , but that is about to change.
  • Windows 10's market share leaps in December

    Windows 10's market share leaps in December

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    The Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 550 are the only smartphones that offer out-of-the-box Windows 10 Mobile experience. Among Windows 10 devices, the Xbox One led the way in 2015. "One of the ways we measure our progress with Windows 10 is looking at how people are using Windows", explained Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi in an official blog post , "people have spent over 11 billion hours on Windows 10 in December alone".
  • PS4 NewsCan PlayStation VR Win The War By Being A Lot Cheaper?

    PS4 NewsCan PlayStation VR Win The War By Being A Lot Cheaper?

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    When you take into account the $599 (R9,500) price tag of the Oculus Rift , the predicted price of the PlayStation VR doesn't appear all that preposterous, particularly if you take the need for an additional processor box into account. A recent report estimated that it would sell just shy of 2 million in 2016, while Oculus Rift and HTC Vive would combine for 6.6 million. This will result in three out four early VR adopters to go with a mobile solution over PC and console, according to ...
  • New Dell Latitude Tablets: USB-C and 4K Rule the Day

    New Dell Latitude Tablets: USB-C and 4K Rule the Day

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    Dell also announced a second 2-in-1 device which is the Latitude 11 5000, an 11-inch device sporting a full HD screen and a bit thicker design. Two USB Type-C ports charge the tablet and provide connections to peripherals. Coming to monitors, the Dell UltraSharp 30 Oled monitor, UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge monitor, the Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge monitor, the UltraSharp 24 Wireless monitor, and the UltraSharp 23 Wireless monitor will be made available starting February with starting prices ...
  • CES kicks off in Las Vegas

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    LAS VEGAS ― Facing ever-fiercer competition in the global home appliance market, LG Electronics is trying to set itself apart by putting a priority on "premium". Big companies like Apple and Microsoft have eschewed the event this year, and makers of Android smartphones have opted to unveil their creations at different events, leaving more room for smaller firms to showcase their creativity.
  • The Toshiba DynaPad Takes Aim At Microsoft's Surface

    The Toshiba DynaPad Takes Aim At Microsoft's Surface

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    Taking on the likes of the Surface Pro 4, and Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy TabPro S , Toshiba has at CES 2016 trade show announced the launch of its DynaPad tablet. Although there are similarities among these clones, there are also distinct differences that make them better for different types of users. Smart settings allow for left- or right-handed use to maintain a normal writing style.
  • Obama tightens United States gun control laws with executive presidential action

    Obama tightens United States gun control laws with executive presidential action

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    These gangsters fill up the trunks of their auto, drive across the state line into the city of Chicago and you know what happens next. Just last month, approximately 1.5 million guns were sold. "He's violating the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives people the right to bear arms", U.S. Sen. Mr Obama's crack down was a watered down version of proposals that were blocked in Congress following Sandy Hook.
  • Tennessee representative tells President Obama to 'shove it'

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    Lungren says he'll need more clarification on the new rules, but he doesn't expect it'll affect his operation because California law is already very strict when it comes to gun sales. "As a House Appropriator, I have led successful efforts to defund his previous anti-gun executive actions and I will work to do the same with these".
  • Oculus Rift VR headset costs £500, Sony thinks it's too much

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    For years now, we've been hearing that virtual reality is the trippy, three-dimensional future of entertainment , but so far all the talk has been purely theoretical. On Tuesday, Oculus VR announced that backers of the original Kickstarter project would receive the new Oculus Rift for free , making thousands of people very happy.
  • CES 2016: Watch Netflix's CES Keynote Address

    CES 2016: Watch Netflix's CES Keynote Address

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    Among the new countries getting Netflix: Azerbijan, Vietnam, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and Indonesia. "Given the opportunity", said Hastings, "people prefer to pay than revert to piracy". Netflix has been investing heavily into content over the last three years and that spending is expected to increase to $5 billion in 2016 as it produces new seasons of programs such as Orange is the New Black and Daredevil, adds new shows including psychological thriller Gypsy and expands ...
  • Google Announces New Chromecast Audio And Android TV Hardware Partners

    Google Announces New Chromecast Audio And Android TV Hardware Partners

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    Android TV has arguably done much better than Google TV did, even though there aren't a whole lot of options right now for Android TV . There's the NVIDIA SHIELD TV (our recommendation), then there's the Razer Forge TV and the Nexus Player (good luck finding one) that are set-top boxes running Android TV .
  • El Niño storm triggers floods, slides in drought-hit California

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    This year's El Nino phenomenon was tied for the warmest on record, The National Weather Service said Monday. The National Weather Service said flooding could be expected in Fairfield, Vacaville, Stockton, Modesto and Sacramento. Los Angeles was drenched on Tuesday by the first major storm of the year, which caused moderate flooding and damaged some roads. Additional rain expected across California through Thursday.
  • New Apple IOS 9 Feature Blamed for Teen's $2000 Phone Bill

    New Apple IOS 9 Feature Blamed for Teen's $2000 Phone Bill

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    However, it's also fair to criticize  Apple  for making Wi-Fi Assist an opt-out setting that many users don't even know is enabled by default on their devices. "I thought my dad was going to kill me", he told  CBS News . Finegold's bedroom is apparently in a Wi-Fi blackspot meaning the phone would quite often switch to the Wi-Fi Assist mode to get a better connection.
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10 Support To End Next Week

    Internet Explorer 8, 9 And 10 Support To End Next Week

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    Microsoft has announced that it will end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 from next week, this will take place on Tuesday the 12th of January. This is vaguely reminiscent of the Browser Choice screen that Microsoft was forced to introduce sever years ago, and it will be interesting to see how effective the nagging is at getting people to move towards the most recent versions of Microsoft's web browsers.
  • CES 2016: Fitbit launches its first smartwatch the Blaze

    CES 2016: Fitbit launches its first smartwatch the Blaze

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    Unfortunately there's no on-board Global Positioning System, so you'll have to keep your iPhone 4S or later, Android and Windows smartphones close when you go for a run. The stainless steel link and frame will cost an additional £89.99, while the leather band and frame will cost £59.99. If it delivers, that will put it ahead of the competition when it comes to smartwatches; however, right on-par with some of the other activity trackers out there.
  • Here's what to expect at CES 2016 next week

    Here's what to expect at CES 2016 next week

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    We've already seen signs of what's to come, with LG's new IoT-friendly webOS 3.0 operating system and Samsung's confirmation that its 2016 UHDTVs will offer SmartThings integration. IoT, which connects everything to the cloud and to mobile apps, has been a frequent topic at past renditions of the CES, but companies are now set to show off some practical products that have adopted biosensors, remote security and home automation functionalities.
  • PSN Down Across PS4, PS3 & PS Vita, Sony Confirms

    PSN Down Across PS4, PS3 & PS Vita, Sony Confirms

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    The PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are both routinely targeted by hacking groups during Christmas over the past two years. The campaign hasn't done much good as Sony only shared a single statement before going dark on the topic.