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  • Microsoft Says It Has Tested Undersea Data Center

    Microsoft Says It Has Tested Undersea Data Center

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    While a few local units would make no difference, it's easy to imagine that a large data center cluster could have a significant impact on a local marine ecosystem - these computers generate tremendous amounts of heat. And its data center in Hamina, Finland, has been using seawater from the Bay of Finland for cooling for the past couple years. "Project Natick reflects Microsoft's ongoing quest for cloud datacenter solutions that offer rapid provisioning, lower costs, high responsiveness, and ...
  • Microsoft Lifts New Outlook.com Out of Preview, Rolls Out Globally

    Microsoft Lifts New Outlook.com Out of Preview, Rolls Out Globally

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    Those in North America, and users creating new accounts in this region in particular, will be the first to get to see the fresh Outlook.com version, the company says. You can now view or edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents and photos while simultaneously replying to the original message. We added a quick and simple way to find and insert emojis into your emails in Outlook.com.
  • Pre-Load The Division Beta Starting Today

    Pre-Load The Division Beta Starting Today

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    Since the open beta is free and open to the public, no code is necessary to join in. Several encryptions and locks will ensure players can’t access the downloaded content until the servers go live during the open beta on Feb. Additionally, players should be aware that loot crates in The Division vary in size. Gamers will be able to rank up to level eight with their characters, and up to rank 12 in the Dark Zone.
  • Amazon Echo Can Now Call An Uber, Order Pizza, More

    Amazon Echo Can Now Call An Uber, Order Pizza, More

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    Then, on Thursday, Amazon announced its partnership with Spotify , which allows users to make verbal music requests on the streaming service without lifting a finger. Different phrases will do the trick when asking Alexa to call you a cab, for instance, "call me an Uber", "get me an Uber ", "call me a ride", "call me a taxi" and so on.
  • Von Miller Zings Cam Newton On SNL's 'Weekend Update'

    Von Miller Zings Cam Newton On SNL's 'Weekend Update'

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    Newton is only quarterback in National Football League history with 100-plus pass touchdowns and 25-plus rush touchdowns in his first five seasons. His coach, Ron Rivera, said Newton doesn't like to lose. “I'm human. I never said I was ideal”. If Newton had talked with the media after the Super Bowl in the way he addressed them during the team's end of the season locker room clean out on Wednesday, the firestorm wouldn't have started.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 To Release On 21 February

    Samsung Galaxy S7 To Release On 21 February

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    Regarding some of the changes that will come about because of the incoming update, Samsung says that the phones will see increased functionality of its curved side panels, as the latest update will allow users to optionally widen those panels to 550 pixels instead of the 220 pixels, which is the case now.
  • Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Microsoft console receives new Xbox 360 entry

    Xbox One Backward Compatibility: Microsoft console receives new Xbox 360 entry

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    That's right. A season pass which will give you two additional content packs, and a backwards compatible version of the original Dark Souls for your XBox One, if you pre-order number three. How about pre-ordering on the XBox One for a chance to play the original game? In the lead up to the Dark Souls 3 release, it will be little things like this that are bound to get the fans attention.
  • Apple will release Iphone 5se

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    According to a report from research firm Mixpanel, more than 30% of iPhone users are still on iPhones with 4-inch screens . Neurogadget stated on its article that it was in the beginning of February when Apple was reported to release the new 4-inch iPhone 5se , the iPad Air 3 , and new Apple Watch band options at an event next month.
  • Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Adds an Arcade Classic

    Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Adds an Arcade Classic

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    Other game franchises have offered similar bonuses in the past and this one happens to be available for a limited time only. For convenience, though, being able to play Dark Souls on Xbox One is a smart move for Xbox. The game hits Xbox Live Arcade in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and is now available for the Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. With the next "Hitman" game coming out on March 11, there's a chance that the backward compatible version of "Hitman: Absolution" may be released just a ...
  • Einstein's gravitational waves detected in landmark discovery

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    Whenever an object moves in the fabric of the universe, Einstein predicted in his Theory ofGeneral Relativity that it would create ripples the same way an object would if thrown into the water. He was part of the search team that first saw the signal on September 14. If the discovery is successfully replicated by other researchers, it will be known as one of the seminal achievements in physics.
  • Comcast outages hit TV, Internet customers nationwide

    Comcast outages hit TV, Internet customers nationwide

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    According to Comcast's website, the outage reports began at 7:20 a.m. PT and within an hour they peaked with 446 outage reports. Most services appeared to have been restored by about noon, according to DownDetector. Comcast customers nationwide are reporting disrupted cable service as of Monday afternoon. Comcast is working to resolve an issue that interrupted service for some customers this morning.
  • Storm-battered Royal Caribbean cruise ship returns to port

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    One man says he's confident things are in good shape. Normally, we're skeptical of politicians piling onto such unfortunate incidents that get the headlines in order to get a headline themselves, but in this case, Nelson is right. "It was kind of scary since I saw the waves and the were basically crashing onto our terrace", Charlotte Lipman said. Royal Caribbean's two Quantum-class ships, the Quantum of the Seas and the Anthem of the Seas , are fitted with two 20.5-megawatt ABB Azipod ...
  • Who won GOP debate? Everyone has a different spin

    Who won GOP debate? Everyone has a different spin

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    Bush's performance as commander-in-chief. Now it's his brother's turn, and for Jeb Bush , the most consequential foreign policy decisions of his brother's tenure are suddenly front-and-center in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination thanks to Donald Trump.
  • Einstein Was Right: Gravitational Waves Exist

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    It was barely perceptible even when enhanced. "Our understanding of the heavens changed dramatically". Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity a century ago has now finally been discovered by scientists to be true and has revolutionized the world of astronomy and physics.
  • North Korea: South's declared war on us

    North Korea: South's declared war on us

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    Park, the South Korean president, has now done something her conservative predecessor resisted, even after two attacks blamed on North Korea killed 50 South Koreans in 2010. A worry in Seoul was whether all South Koreans would be allowed to leave. "I've been told to stay there until Saturday", said Kim, who wasn't unduly anxious about his own security.
  • OR standoff over, court appearances begin

    OR standoff over, court appearances begin

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    The four remaining protesters arrested Thursday at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are scheduled to be arraigned today. "Occupying a federal building, in a violent manner, armed, to deprive employees or citizens access will not be tolerated in the United States", Bretzing said.
  • Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge will reportedly have a monstrous battery

    Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge will reportedly have a monstrous battery

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    The tweet is in Polish, but roughly translated it says that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be provided with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to be released third quarter of this year, probably in August by the time the Note 5 completes its one-year cycle.
  • 'The Flash' Season 2 Spoilers: Zoom's Identity Revealed

    'The Flash' Season 2 Spoilers: Zoom's Identity Revealed

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    Back on Earth-1, Caitlin (Panabaker) tries to flawless the Velocity-9 potion so Jay (Teddy Sears) can stop the Geomancer (Adam Stafford). Surprisingly, the evil speedster spared Killer Frost (Danielle Panabaker)'s life and just fled the scene with the beaten-down Flash .
  • Stephen Hawking hails discovery of gravitational waves

    Stephen Hawking hails discovery of gravitational waves

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    If this motion is slow compared to the speed of light, then the mixing is hardly noticeable! One of the UK's foremost experts on black holes, Prof Stephen Hawking, told the BBC's Pallab Ghosh that the discovery was groundbreaking. If it picks up signals like the primordial gravitational waves , which are extremely tough to detect, it would give a fillip to the theory of "inflation" or exponential expansion of the infant Universe.
  • Microsoft adds a new track to Windows 10 beta program

    Microsoft adds a new track to Windows 10 beta program

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    The launch of the new Windows 10 Mobile update history page represents Microsoft's continued efforts to facilitate better communicate with their users, according to Windows Central . In case you update to the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile build 10586 or any other version and, for instance, you want to stay with the Current Branch of software while at the same time keep receiving updates, latest apps as well as changes made to it, this is the group you ought to be joining.
  • Titus O'Neil Suspended By WWE For Grabbing Vince McMahon

    Titus O'Neil Suspended By WWE For Grabbing Vince McMahon

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    As the assembled WWE personnel returned backstage following the ceremony, O'Neil appeared to playfully grab McMahon's arm. In shocking news, WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil has been suspended by the WWE for unprofessional conduct unbefitting by a WWE employee.
  • Microsoft fixes 36 flaws in IE, Edge, Office, Windows, .NET Framework

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    It also fixes several issues with authentication, update installation and operating system installation. Continuum is a feature of Windows 10 which, when paired with a dock, allows the Lumia device to act like a PC. That bulletin file and its associated KB file have a lot more information on the bug, reported to Microsoft by Rohit Mothe of VeriSign iDefense Labs, and on the update , such as what versions of Windows it affects, prior updates it replaces, whether there are workarounds ...
  • Unprovoked Shark Attacks Reach Record Levels

    Unprovoked Shark Attacks Reach Record Levels

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    Because shark populations are mostly declining throughout the world, experts contribute the higher rate of attacks to the higher number of humans in the water. They also  say  not to wear shiny jewelry in the water, and not to swim where people are fishing, where fish are schooling or where seabirds are feeding.
  • Gmail Updated With Added Security

    Gmail Updated With Added Security

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    Encryption with the industry standard Transport Layer Security (TSL) keeps prying eyes away from your messages while they're in transit. The idea is to combat snooping by cybercriminals or government surveillance efforts. Google is also offering 2 gigabytes of free Google Drive storage space for users who complete a security audit of their account. "For example, if you receive a message from a big sender (like a financial institution, or a major email provider, like Google, Yahoo or ...
  • Ohio, Indiana report first Zika virus cases

    Ohio, Indiana report first Zika virus cases

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    Others may have mild fevers, rashes, joint and muscle pains or headaches that last from several days to a week, but "hospitalization is uncommon". Recent U.S. The statement said further that there was a risk that Zika virus could be spread locally if it was introduced to Hong Kong, because  Aedes  Albopictus mosquitoes, which transmit the virus, live there.
  • This is the best picture yet of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

    This is the best picture yet of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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    Last week, a near final unit of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with model number SM-G930T (for T-Mobile) was on GeekBench, with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 onboard. One change sees the 5.1-inch screen extend even closer to the edges of the phone. The image as well shows an email notification on the left side of the edge screen and the gadget is wrapped in a black casing.
  • Microsoft beats Wall Street view on high demand for cloud products

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    Microsoft's net income fell to $5 billion, or 62 cents per share, in its second-quarter ended Dec. 31 from $5.86 billion, or 71 cents per share, a year earlier. The Productivity and Business Processes division, which produces the Office suite of programmes delivered underlying growth of 5%, driven by 70% growth in revenues for the cloud-based Office 365 suite, where there are now 20.6m consumer subscribers in addition to the commercial client base.