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Critics were particularly unhappy with the high system requirements of the new OS, along with the inclusion of new DRM technologies to restrict copying of protected material. This was expected sooner or later, but the software giant could be a little too harsh, as it is now forcing users to upgrade to Windows 10 instead of continuing to use the older operating systems.
  • Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer Released

    Doctor Who Series 10 Trailer Released

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    The wait will soon be over, and Monday saw the release of the first trailer for the upcoming season, which will be the final one for star Peter Capaldi ( who took over the role, via regeneration, from Matt Smith in 2014). And like Clara - and many of those who came before them, actually - Bill is not afraid to ask or tell the Doctor whatever's on her mind. The Cybermen were featured in the show over 50 years ago and Capaldi's the Doctor will battle them during the season's two-part ...
  • Intel Drives Roadmap For Connected Cars With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

    Intel Drives Roadmap For Connected Cars With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

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    An unusual lineup of financial advisers could make up to $60 million in fees from Intel's $15.3 billion deal for the Israeli autonomous-driving company Mobileye . The deal is expected to close within the next nine months, subject to regulatory approvals. It also was the firm that developed Tesla's first-generation Autopilot system.
  • IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says United States envoy McGurk

    IS fighters left in Mosul will die, says United States envoy McGurk

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    However, federal police and rapid response units say they have now entered the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City, where the fight is expected to be tough due to its narrow alleyways through which armoured vehicles can not pass. While losing control of Mosul will be a decisive blow to Isis, the jihadi organisation is expected to pose a renewed threat in the form of an insurgency war against Iraqi forces.
  • 'Pokemon Go' is still a thing, and it's still making money

    'Pokemon Go' is still a thing, and it's still making money

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    The reason being is that Articuno wasn't supposed to be wildly available to the public, and Niantic Labs had to run some damage control and admit that the user ended up getting the Pokemon by mistake. Speaking at Mobile Conference in Barcelona, Niantic, CEO John Hanke suggested that the company are looking to partner with existing tech companies to build new dedicated wearables.
  • Trump team knew Flynn was possible foreign agent before Inauguration Day

    Trump team knew Flynn was possible foreign agent before Inauguration Day

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    Between August and mid-November, the now defunct Flynn Intel Group firm received funds from Inovo BV, a privately-owned consulting firm in the Netherlands who has links to Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Flynn as a friend and had to convince Turkish officials that they had needed to meet Flynn. "Nevertheless, because of the subject matter of Flynn Intel Group's work for Inovo BV, which focused on Mr.
  • Water rich Mars? New study suggests a more inhabitable past

    Water rich Mars? New study suggests a more inhabitable past

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    Scientists at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas analyzed a mineral called merrillite found in Martian meteorites, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Communications . For the study, researchers generated a synthetic version of the Martian mineral called whitlockite and conducted some shock-compression tests on the mineral samples .
  • Poland urges European Union to reject Tusk presidency

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    Tusk, a former prime minister, tweeted his thanks for the support. The Polish government has decided "to veto" the conclusions of the council after 27 leaders of the European Union re-elected Donald Tusk for a second term as president of the European Council .
  • James Comey warns of 'evil' cyber threats

    James Comey warns of 'evil' cyber threats

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    Comey has been front and center in American politics in the past year, first with the politically charged investigation of former Sec. of State and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee Hilary Clinton's private email usage. And it's up to the American people-not the Federal Bureau of Investigation or tech companies-to decide if that's a good or a bad thing. The FBI director was in Chelsea on Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a regional headquarters that will house a new cybersecurity ...
  • AT&T users impacted by 911 outage

    AT&T users impacted by 911 outage

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    The FCC announced it would investigate the "root cause" of the outage. People affected in Sumter County experiencing 911 issues should call the non-emergency number, 352-793-2621, officials said . It's reported that callers using AT&T either get a busy signal or the phone just keeps ringing. Some localities were reporting problems with reaching 911.
  • IBM made an entire hard drive out of a single atom

    IBM made an entire hard drive out of a single atom

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    This proves that the experiment truly creates a lasting, stored magnetic state in a single atom that can be detected indirectly. An example IBM gives is that an iTunes library of 35 million songs will be able to be stored in a space no larger than a credit card.
  • Vimeo Is Adding 360-Degree Video Capabilities

    Vimeo Is Adding 360-Degree Video Capabilities

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    With Vimeo , on the other hand, we're seeing the site-wide launch of 360 videos in general. In the online video world, all the cool kids are making 360-degree videos, so naturally, the platform known for its cool, artsy videos has made a decision to get in on the action.
  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) CFO Sells $560150.40 in Stock

    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) CFO Sells $560150.40 in Stock

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    AMD has an average price target of $11.5, which it crossed in early February 2017. Analysts have placed a $11.79 price target on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc ., suggesting a -9.52% decline from recent close. With its plan to hold the remaining 97 million shares it owns in AMD , the Emirati company is still the largest single shareholder in the company followed by the US-based asset management company BlackRock, which now owns an 8.69 per cent stake, it added.
  • NASA proposes artificial magnetic field to make Mars a second home

    NASA proposes artificial magnetic field to make Mars a second home

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    The planet is similar to Earth in many ways, too - a Martian day is 24 hours, 39 minutes and 35.244 seconds, Mars' surface area is 28.4% of Earth's (only slightly less than the amount of dry land on Earth), and the planet's similar axial tilt means it has seasons much like Earth's - although they are almost twice as long, as a Martian year is about 1.88 Earth years.
  • VW Sedric Is the Self-Driving Pod for Everyone

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    Sedric is an acronym of Self-Driving Car, and the concept features five lidar scanners, seven cameras and a number of additional sensors to make it a Level 5 fully autonomous vehicle, enabling it to offer transportation for those not normally able to drive.
  • Blue Origin books first New Glenn launch contract

    Blue Origin books first New Glenn launch contract

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    The Amazon founder tweeted two pictures of the new BE-4 engine. It is named after astronaut Alan Shepard. Blue Origin also released a slick animation showing a New Glenn launch and subsequent landing of the first stage booster on a floating platform.
  • Facebook rolls out 'disputed tag' to crackdown on fake news

    Facebook rolls out 'disputed tag' to crackdown on fake news

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    But, of course, a Fake News label could be considered too blunt a tool. All fact-checkers are signatories of the " code of principles " prepared by journalism non-profit organization Poynter. Disrupting fake news economics: They are looking into disrupting the economics with ads policies and better ad farm detection. While the labeling the tag "disputed" will help alarm those to suspicious stories, the label isn't quite the same as giving the label "fake".
  • Riot awarded $10 million following lawsuit against LeagueSharp

    Riot awarded $10 million following lawsuit against LeagueSharp

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    LeagueSharp, a subscription based service that provided cheating bots, has been ordered to pay the creators of LoL a hefty $10 million fine, a permanent ban to play current and future Riot titles, remove their software, and hand over their related websites to Riot Games.
  • Fitbit adds heart rate tracking to Alta, its slimmest fitness tracker

    Fitbit adds heart rate tracking to Alta, its slimmest fitness tracker

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    Since it uses PurePulse , it can measure your heart rate to tell when you're in light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep stages , along with when your awake periods occur. The Alta HR's feature stop there, while the Charge 2 adds a couple more , marking the biggest differences between these two trackers aside from their size.
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Players Share Their Best Deaths

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    Thanks to RPG Site , we have a few ways through which you'll be able to understand how you can do the cooking in Zelda: Breath of the Wild . It was more likely to succeed in an assassination mission if you took the high ground, say the roof of the building, which trying to sneak around on ground level.
  • Zap Map: Satellite tracks lightning for better heads up

    Zap Map: Satellite tracks lightning for better heads up

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    The storm was strong enough to trigger tornadoes. Scientists showed images from a new space weather tool today that will make tracking and evaluating lightning easier. NOAA's satellites are the backbone of its life-saving weather forecasts. A still image , also released on Monday, collects one hour of GLM lightning data shown over a gray-scale picture of Earth.
  • Microsoft Surface Phone Is All Talk, No Action

    Microsoft Surface Phone Is All Talk, No Action

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    What about the highly anticipated new iPad Pro for 2017? It added that the unavailability of Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on online stores is an indication that a new flagship will be released soon. Another additional information for Surface Pro 5 is that it can function as full laptop or tablet, while the iPad Pro 2 can only be used as a tablet.
  • Antarctica Hits a Record High Temperature at 63.5 Degrees

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    The World Meteorological Organization announced a new record-high temperature for Antarctica on Wednesday at a staggering 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, Reuters reported. Mapping Antarctica's extremes is essential for understanding weather patterns, and teasing out natural climate variability from human-induced climate change, the WMO said in a statement.
  • Yelp Gets Trans-Friendly With New Gender Neutral Bathroom Search Filter

    Yelp Gets Trans-Friendly With New Gender Neutral Bathroom Search Filter

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    As you'd expect, it'll take a little while for this info to propagate, but Yelp will start asking users who check in to a restaurant as well as the restaurant owner to add the detail over the coming weeks. The company previously signed a letter -along with dozens of other tech firms-from the Human Rights Campaign sent to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory urging him to repeal a bill that forced transgender students in public schools to use facilities that were inconsistent with their ...
  • Mercedes Recalls 354K Vehicles Over Fire Risk

    Mercedes Recalls 354K Vehicles Over Fire Risk

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    The summons affects newer models of Mercedes-Benz, including those from the year 2017. If the auto does not turn on right away, trying again (especially multiple times) could send a very high current through the starter's current limiter, which could then overload the limiter due to a defect and melt parts nearby.
  • Michigan Beaten at the Buzzer by Northwestern

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    Of course, Northwestern had to storm the court after an ending like that. The Wildcats' Nathan Taphorn had to pass the ball in from the baseline with 1.7 seconds left, needing to go the length of the court to break a tie to avoid overtime against MI.
  • Fossils discovered in Canada may be oldest ever found

    Fossils discovered in Canada may be oldest ever found

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    An worldwide team led by University College London scientists found tiny filaments and tubes formed by ancient bacteria encased in quartz layers from Quebec's Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (NSB), home to some of the oldest sedimentary rocks on Earth.
  • Microsoft Xbox Game Pass will need big-ticket titles when it launches

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    Charla noted that developers who ship a game via the Creators Program can apply for ID@Xbox membership at any time, even after their game ships. Xbox Game Pass was announced yesterday by Microsoft and will allow users access to a large library of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for a monthly fee of $9.99.