• Microsoft modestly beats Wall Street expectations on earnings, stock goes nowhere (MSFT)
Microsoft modestly beats Wall Street expectations on earnings, stock goes nowhere (MSFT)

This was largely driven by Office 365, which is finally taking off in a big way with subscriptions up an impressive 41 percent. Surface revenue increased just 1 percent year-on-year as sales of more premium devices were offset by lower volumes.

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  • Spotify Tests a New Easy Playlist Listening App
Spotify Tests a New Easy Playlist Listening App

Spotify is perhaps best known for its on-demand music streaming service by the same name but now the company could be looking to branch out, if only slightly. Stations is now labeled as an 'experiment, ' which clearly indicates that the app is being tested. "With Stations , you can listen immediately, and switching stations is simple and seaml...

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  • Capcom Offers Prize Money to Intrepid Monster Hunters
Capcom Offers Prize Money to Intrepid Monster Hunters

Over the weekend, the company revealed that Street Fighter's Ryu and Sakura will be playable characters in Monster Hunter: World . Video game stories from other sites on the web. Select "Claim Add-Ons and Bonuses" to get the celebration pack items. Once you're ready, go in and start hacking away with everything you got. Upon completion, th...

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  • Celebrities sub for Alexa in Amazon's new Super Bowl ad
Celebrities sub for Alexa in Amazon's new Super Bowl ad

It only works for Alexa users in the United States with an Android device that also have the Alexa app installed on their phone. How do you enable SMS texting via Alexa? We have this guide here that talks all about how the feature works, and we have this guide here that breaks down and explains every aspect of the Alexa app.

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  • Killer whale Wikie learns to 'speak' human words
Killer whale Wikie learns to 'speak' human words

The orca also manages an eerie whisper that does sound remarkably like " Amy ". The scientists working on the research have discovered that the different pods of wild killer whales have their own distinct dialect like humans have according to region.

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  • KB4078130 disables the latest Spectre updates on Windows 7, 8.1, 10
KB4078130 disables the latest Spectre updates on Windows 7, 8.1, 10

The problem for some people, including Linus Torvalds , was that Intel's initial response was lackluster. Created to prevent problems related to Intel's flawed patches for the Spectre vulnerability , the Microsoft fixes must be downloaded manually from the company's Windows Update catalog.

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  • SpaceX sets launch date for Falcon Heavy test
SpaceX sets launch date for Falcon Heavy test

SpaceX said on Twitter . "Aiming for the first flight of Falcon Heavy on Feb 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy". However, Musk has often said that Falcon Heavy could fail - as in, explode . But those hopeful launch windows came and went. Space fans can travel to the KSC visitor complex to watch the launch . During a July...

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  • Blue Moon to appear over Qatar sky on January 31
Blue Moon to appear over Qatar sky on January 31

Mario De Leo-Winkler, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said this eclipse is special for three reasons: it's the third in a series of "supermoons", which occur when the moon is closer to Earth in its orbit - known as perigee - and about 14 percent brighter than usual.

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  • Hype Things to Expect From Dragon Ball FighterZ
Hype Things to Expect From Dragon Ball FighterZ

Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, created her character and design himself. The video also serves as an accolades trailer of sorts, sporting quotes of praise about Dragon Ball FighterZ from various sites in it. The Android 21 Arc is the third and final arc, and you unlock it after beating the Enemy Warrior Arc. Today the...

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  • New Zealand company's rocket deploys small satellites
New Zealand company's rocket deploys small satellites

Company representatives said ahead of the first launch window's opening that they were anticipating delays, and wanted to wait for ideal conditions to conduct the test. It aims to develop a low-priced transportation system to allow customers to send payloads, first to the moon, and then to destinations throughout the solar system at an affordable p...

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  • Bharti Airtel Q3 net income at INR 306 crore
Bharti Airtel Q3 net income at INR 306 crore

Airtel's revenue from India - which makes up nearly 77% of the total - fell 15% to Rs 15,294 crore. The company said that mobile data traffic rose more than six-fold to 1,106 billion MBs in the quarter as compared with 172 billion MBs in the corresponding quarter previous year.

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  • Woman sentenced for manslaughter in teen friend's death
Woman sentenced for manslaughter in teen friend's death

The belt was found lying by Gargol's body. A belt as found near to the teenager's body - and police discovered a selfie on Facebook showing Antoine wearing it while posing with her friend hours before she died. It has since led them to Brittney Gargol's killer: her best friend. She later said that two strangers from Toronto murdered Gargol,...

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  • Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa
Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa

Pre-orders for Australian Echo speakers are available from today (January 18th, 2018) via Amazon Australia's website , with the devices scheduled to ship early February . Amazon also confirmed Qantas, NAB and Westpac had launched localised skills for Alexa, checking travel details and loyalty points, or account balances, respectively.

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  • South Korea mulls virtual currency exchange shutdown
South Korea mulls virtual currency exchange shutdown

Longfin 1,342 percent in two days in December to a market value of more than $3 billion after buying a cryptocurrency company with no revenue. Every one of the top 20 digital currencies suffered double-digit losses on Tuesday. Bitcoin is extremely hard to value because it has no country or central bank backing it and it's not widely used to mak...

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  • Centurion Test: Bad light stops play on Day 3, Proteas on 90/2
Centurion Test: Bad light stops play on Day 3, Proteas on 90/2

Often criticised for being a global superstar who struggles to impact Test matches against quality opposition away from home, Kohli played with objective from ball one and immediately found the middle of the bat. And the way De Villiers is playing in this South African second innings, suggests Kohli is right. ALSO READ: Kohli shores up nervy Indi...

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  • Upcoming German new gov't a strong boost to European Union: policy paper
Upcoming German new gov't a strong boost to European Union: policy paper

The SPD has scheduled a special national conference on January 21 in Bonn, where party members will vote whether to join the formal grand coalition talks. The talks follow a shock general election last September that failed to return a majority, leaving the Christian Democratic Union and Social Democrats with reduced vote shares and Germany witho...

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  • CES Provides Reasons To Bet on Intel (INTC) For the Long Term
CES Provides Reasons To Bet on Intel (INTC) For the Long Term

The advances in data and AI we will see in the coming years will dwarf all of that, " he said during the speech that featured an autonomous vehicle drive onstage and helicopter lift off. There are three high-resolution cameras at the front of the vehicle that enable a 180-degree view field and the auto image processor is able to see at a distance...

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  • Dropbox has secretly filed for a US IPO
Dropbox has secretly filed for a US IPO

It is also in communication with other banks to fill additional roles on the IPO sources told Bloomberg . It also allows Dropbox to wait until it's truly ready before listing its shares, as opposed to the regular process, where the clock starts once the S-1 filing hits the internet.

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  • Microsoft encrypts Skype messages through Signal
Microsoft encrypts Skype messages through Signal

Microsoft is now testing a new private conversation feature for skype with end-to-end encryption using. Skype's version is called Private Conversations, and these aren't supported for groups. This means that you will have to enter into the "Private Conversations" mode with whomever you want to have an encrypted conversation with. From the chat...

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  • Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding
Google unifies its payment platforms under the new 'Google Pay' branding

Google is also inviting developers to integrate Google Payment into their website and apps. It also launched Android Pay with the Wallet for payment on Android. Moreover, because all your details will naturally be synced to your Google account, you won't have to worry about which piece of information goes where.

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  • Microsoft halts security patch after AMD systems fail to boot
Microsoft halts security patch after AMD systems fail to boot

But yesterday AMD said it was aware of an issue with some older-generation processors following the installation of a Microsoft security update that was published over the weekend. AMD should have done a better job documenting how software makers should develop patches for the chip maker's hardware and more clearly explained the security issues...

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  • 'Lady Bird' wins Golden Globe for best comedy movie
'Lady Bird' wins Golden Globe for best comedy movie

There was disappointment for Irish Outlander star Caitriona Balfe, who lost out in the Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama category to The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss. "Just ideal", she added. "Saoirse and I had a conversation at the beginning of the season that should Lady Bird (the film which Ronan is nominated for Best Actress ) ...

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  • Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit
Jio slashes monthly tariffs by Rs 50, hikes data limit

The validity of this plan will be 84 days . The validity of the pack remains the same, 28 days. Airtel also revised its Rs 799 prepaid plan last week. Reliance Jio offers unlimited voice calls, roaming and STD, access to MyJio apps and unlimited SMS for the duration of any plan. Under this offer, customers will get 28GBs of 4G data with a da...

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  • SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape
SpaceX Launches Zuma Mission, Lands First Stage at the Cape

The Falcon 9 carrying "Zuma" lifts off from a SpaceX launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. The landing caused a sonic boom to be heard all the way to Orlando. SpaceX uses the drone ship when it is sending a large payload to a low orbit or a lighter payload to a higher orbit because of the larger amount of fuel needed to bring the stage back.

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  • Bankrupt peripherals company Mad Catz is making a comeback
Bankrupt peripherals company Mad Catz is making a comeback

Most of its assets were bought by an unknown Chinese holding company that was composed of people who worked in Mad Catz factories in China. According to a press release today, Mad Catz is 'under new management, with new ideas, new attitude and most importantly, an entire range of new, high-quality gaming products!' More information about ea...

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  • Begins with Supermoon, Quadrantid Meteor Showers and Lunar Eclipse
Begins with Supermoon, Quadrantid Meteor Showers and Lunar Eclipse

According to the USA space agency, the second supermoon will feature a total lunar eclipse "with totality viewable from western North America across the pacific to Eastern Asia". The moon orbits around Earth in what is called an ellipse, keeping an average distance from Earth of about 238,000 miles. Three separate celestial events will occu...

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  • Nokia 3310 May Soon Have LTE Version
Nokia 3310 May Soon Have LTE Version

The information on the TENAA website shows an updated version of the phone with model number Nokia TA-1077 with the new features and submitted images. It has been nearly a year since Nokia's ultimate comeback was initiated by HMD Global , and it has since come a long way. Nokia 6 (2018 ) is expected to be priced slightly higher than the ...

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  • Two Men Arrested In Holiday Murder Of Lesbian Couple And Children
Two Men Arrested In Holiday Murder Of Lesbian Couple And Children

White and Justin C. Mann each face one count of murder in the first degree, which carries a maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole, and four counts of murder in the second degree. More than two dozens people were inside the Troy City Court on Saturday morning, wearing Troy Boys and Girls club sweatshirts. " I don't have t...

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  • Supermoon gets 2018 off to big, bright start
Supermoon gets 2018 off to big, bright start

A supermoon is a full moon that appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter. Marie, Timmins and Elliot Lake will enjoy a view of the full lunar eclipse beginning about 6:50 a.m. "Normally, we are used to seeing the full moon rising above the eastern horizon, but this time it will be best to watch it setting over the western horizon early in...

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  • Apple issues letter of apology for slowing down iPhones
Apple issues letter of apology for slowing down iPhones

One suitor is apparently more angered than the rest, as Hype Beast reports that one lawsuit is asking for $999 billion in a settlement. Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones , which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

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  • Face Unlock confirmed for OnePlus 5
Face Unlock confirmed for OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5T was launched last month , and the phone brought some unbelievable features, amongst them, bezel-less OLED display, dual rear camera sensors and Face Unlock features were a fascination for many users. It also brings new features such as picture-in-picture, which allows users to do two tasks simultaneously, like checking the calendar w...

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  • Asaduddin Owaisi slams PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi over temple visits
Asaduddin Owaisi slams PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi over temple visits

Rahul was accorded a warm welcome by the Congress workers as he reached the temple who garlanded him. The CWC also expressed deep concern over Modi's allegations against Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat elections. On December 12, Prime Minister Modi and Rahul Gandhi visited temples in Gujarat with the twin objective of seeking blessings and ...

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  • Google celebrates the solstice in both hemispheres
Google celebrates the solstice in both hemispheres

On the day of the solstice the Sun Priest declares the exact moment of the rebirth of the sun with a long call. Now, we get to celebrate the summer and winter solstices in the comfort of our own homes , thanks to Google , which simultaneously posted summer and winter solstice Google Doodles suitable to the appropriate hemisphere.

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  • Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Revealed
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Revealed

The rear of the crossover has also had some cosmetic enhancement, such as the large slab of a rear hatch now being nicely broken up with the registration plate mounting position, which delivers a tail that looks a lot less bulky than it does today.

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  • You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition
You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition

Talking to The Verge , Facebook head of privacy Rob Sherman says Photo Review nudges you about photos you might have forgotten about. Facebook will also notify you when someone else uses a photo of you for a profile picture. Unfortunately, the feature is not rolling out to Canada and the European Union where Facebook doesn't now offer face rec...

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  • Ofcom unveils new rules to help speed-up switching mobile phone providers
Ofcom unveils new rules to help speed-up switching mobile phone providers

This, the regulator said, will put an end to people paying for old and new services at the same time, saving United Kingdom mobile customers around £10 million a year. As a result of the changes, Ofcom says it will be saving United Kingdom consumers around £10 million each year due to the ban on notice periods. The new procedure doesn't invalidat...

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  • Salvation Army bell-ringer accused of stealing from collection kettle
Salvation Army bell-ringer accused of stealing from collection kettle

Judy Watson picked up two bikes for her grandchildren and said the giveaway was a wonderful thing. "We'd have to buy individual machines for each kettle stand". "We've got many kettle times open that we don't have volunteers to fill them". They sent people out to shop for last minute gifts, and they're asking for last minute help.

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  • Google to shut down smartphone AR platform 'Tango'
Google to shut down smartphone AR platform 'Tango'

But Google definitely doesn't see a point in continuing Tango since it started ARCore . Project Tango first surfaced way back in 2014, with the technology requiring expensive hardware including a dedicated depth-sensing IR camera and motion-tracking sensors to be built into devices alongside their usual cameras.

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  • Samsung introduces the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with two front cameras
Samsung introduces the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with two front cameras

RAM : While the Galaxy A8 2018 will come with 4GB RAM , the Galaxy A8+ 2018 will be available in 4GB and 6GB RAM versions. Both these phones are also IP68 certified and support Samsung Pay. A primary 16MP f/1.9 sensor is paired to a secondary 8MP sensor. There you have it. Internal storage: The Galaxy A8 2018 and the Galaxy A8+ 2018...

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  • Palace announces wedding date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Palace announces wedding date for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Is first daughter Ivanka Trump begging for an invite to the highly anticipated royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Harry designed the engagement ring himself. Where will Meghan Markle spend Christmas ? The prince and the American actor, 36, in Nottingham on 1 December. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh said they were "d...

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