• Facebook to shut down third-party ad targeting tool
Facebook to shut down third-party ad targeting tool

Facebook has announced a number of privacy changes to its platform in recent days following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal , but the social network would have likely had to make the fixes anyway because of new upcoming legislation.

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  • Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It
Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It

Astrophysicists think dark matter dominates ordinary matter in the universe by more than five times because galaxies rotate too fast for their visible star-stuff to handle. And 10 objects isn't always enough to accurately measure a galaxy's movement."When more data are obtained, sometimes this [amount] proves to have been enough, but sometimes it...

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  • Facebook to introduce new privacy controls in wake of data scandal
Facebook to introduce new privacy controls in wake of data scandal

Facebook has also removed some of the outdated settings to help make it clear what information can and can't be shared with apps. The new home devices are part of Facebook's plan to become more intimately involved with users' everyday social lives, using artificial intelligence - following a path forged by Amazon.com Inc.

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  • James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed, again!
James Webb Space Telescope has been delayed, again!

Currently, the telescope's flight systems are complete, and its instruments are undergoing additional testing , while it waits to be fully pieced together with the spacecraft that will position it in orbit. "Webb is a really complex machine and rigorous testing is required to have a high confidence of success", Zurbuchen said. "Considering the i...

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  • Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go edition) now in India
Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go edition) now in India

Priced at a convenient Rs. 5,499, the new Nokia 1 features apps compatible with Android Oreo Go edition. HMD Global led Nokia has launched the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) in India, making it the second Android Go device to be launched in India after the Lava Z50 .

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  • Arizona police release video of fatal collision with Uber self-driving SUV
Arizona police release video of fatal collision with Uber self-driving SUV

Liliana Duran with Tempe Police Wednesday afternoon, combines video taken by an exterior camera with video taken by an interior camera. The woman, Elaine Herzberg, 49, later died from her injuries. Uber has said it was fully cooperating with local authorities as the investigation unfolds, and has halted testing of the self-driving vehicles in cit...

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  • Maryland high school on lockdown after reports of shots fired
Maryland high school on lockdown after reports of shots fired

A student who opened fire at a Maryland high school died Tuesday morning, the police said. The girl was in intensive care with life-threatening critical injuries, the sheriff said, while the boy was in good condition. The congressman suggested universal background checks, which he said 97 percent of Americans favor - "so that when you go to buy...

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  • Local mom gets 90 days in jail for deadly YouTube stunt
Local mom gets 90 days in jail for deadly YouTube stunt

The bullet pierced the 1.5in book, fatally wounding Ruiz last June. Judge Jeffrey Remick accepted the plea deal and ruled that Perez, who is the mother of two small children, can serve the sentence in 10-day increments in South Dakota, where she now resides.

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  • Ford Motor Company (F) Has Designs On Becoming Dominant Hybrid Seller
Ford Motor Company (F) Has Designs On Becoming Dominant Hybrid Seller

Moving forward, Ford said it plans to build its vehicles off five flexible, modular architectures. Ford Motor says it will build hybrid versions of all of its most popular vehicles by 2021 as part of a plan to surpass Toyota as the number one hybrid auto maker.

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  • Major Free Update Coming in March
Major Free Update Coming in March

The Famitsu Official Website has confirmed today that the update is going to be released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22nd. Now Monster Hunter World fans are in for another crossover surprise with the announcement of the Mega Man Palico Gear, said to be arriving mid-April.

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  • New Zealand Mulls Regulatory Approval of Kitty Hawk Flying Taxis
New Zealand Mulls Regulatory Approval of Kitty Hawk Flying Taxis

According to Kitty Hawk's website , Cora is created to help you save time by "soaring over traffic", and bring the airport to you. Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel says the project is a ideal fit with the city's commitment to becoming carbon neutral.

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  • Samsung S9 Pre Sales Up After Massive S8 Christmas
Samsung S9 Pre Sales Up After Massive S8 Christmas

Both also have fast charging available, although Apple's solution requires a special USB-C to Lightning cable and a USB-C power adapter that supports USB power delivery. Now it looks like Samsung may have also moved away from developing in-screen fingerprint scanners. It's all there to get you slaying the S9 game. 12 months ago, the Galaxy S8 w...

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  • Google could soon rebrand Android Wear, changing name to 'Wear OS'
Google could soon rebrand Android Wear, changing name to 'Wear OS'

The new changes appeared after H3x0n installed the latest beta of Google Play services, so they're likely to appear for everyone who installs this beta version. In the case of Android Wear , you'll be notified that there's a watch nearby that can be paired with your phone. The new Android P update shows off the Wear OS but with the same ...

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  • Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose

Apple announced its annual World Wide Developer Conference ticket lottery on Tuesday. By and large though, the move was well-received by developers and easier for Apple engineers due to the venue's proximity to Cupertino, so it's not surprising to see WWDC return to San Jose for 2018.

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  • Announcing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4!
Announcing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4!

Perhaps perfectly, the release date and first teaser for the latest installment of the popular first-person shooter franchise reached the Internet just hours before President Trump's video game violence summit on Thursday. Currently, only PlayStation 4 , Xbox One and PC are confirmed. However, Activision did not reveal much more. The latest ent...

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  • PUBG gets a roadmap for 2018, includes plans for two new maps
PUBG gets a roadmap for 2018, includes plans for two new maps

Teases of other major content drops were made, including new game modes outside of the traditional battle royale mode, new vehicles and weapons. "It is also our aim to continually upgrade the game's aesthetic side, and today we want to share some before/after images showing work the art team has been doing to improve the way houses are rendered...

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  • PS4's 5.50 Update Out Now With New PSVR Icons
PS4's 5.50 Update Out Now With New PSVR Icons

Version 5 .50 also allows you to permanently delete old notifications and to schedule events directly from the tournament page . The PS4's Library app can become easily cluttered once you start adding a lot of games to your collection, but 5.50 aims to make things look a lot tidier.

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  • Chinese toddler locks mum's iPhone for 47 years
Chinese toddler locks mum's iPhone for 47 years

The incident apparently occurred back in January 2018 when the mother gave her kid the iPhone to watch educational videos on. The mother, identified by her family name as Lu, returned home and found that the phone had been disabled for 25 million minutes by pressing keys repeatedly when the handset requested the passcode be inputted.

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  • Windows 10S will become 'S Mode' next year
Windows 10S will become 'S Mode' next year

Accordingly, any copy of the OS will be locked down by the S Mode, which will make it run apps only from the Microsoft Store . Last September, Microsoft extended the deadline to upgrade from Windows 10 S to regular Windows 10 by three months, with the new deadline being March 31, 2018.

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  • Google has found a buyer for their restaurant discovery service Zagat
Google has found a buyer for their restaurant discovery service Zagat

Google started shopping around the Zagat guide as parent company Alphabet began pruning its portfolio of non-core businesses, Reuters reported in January . It also rolled out Text Rex, a texting recommendation service staffed by humans to recommend eateries for users' particular situations. At the time , the details were light and it wasn't k...

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  • Teasing Blizzard tweet features Diablo and a 'switch'
Teasing Blizzard tweet features Diablo and a 'switch'

We contacted Blizzard last night about the tweet and it sounds like everyone should cool their jets. for now. "We can assure you we're not that clever", the rep said, adding that they have nothing to announce. Nintendo Switch quickly seems to be becoming the console of choice for ports, remakes, and everything not-so-processor intensive. It ...

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  • Battlefield 2 in Development, Goes Back To WW2
Battlefield 2 in Development, Goes Back To WW2

Call of Duty went World War 2 a year ago and has been successful as well. Now it seems retro settings are becoming the norm because Battlefield 5 might also be set during the World War II time period. However, DICE is still interested in making the sequel, so fingers crossed something comes into fruition in the near future. However, since there ...

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  • These are the Android Go and Android One devices announced at MWC
These are the Android Go and Android One devices announced at MWC

HMD Global has once again brought back one of the early Nokia mobile phones, the 8110, with major tweaks including 4G connectivity unveiled at the recent Mobile World Congress . It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage . It sports 8GB of inbuilt stockpiling which is expandable through microSD card. It runs on MediaTek MT6737 quad...

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  • Samsung's Galaxy S9 Has Beefed-up Camera
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Has Beefed-up Camera

We've got our hands on the latest model, and think it's the most attractive phone Samsung has ever produced, with a lightning-fast processor and fantastic camera . Overall, the phone looks premium. The display on the iPhone 7 measures 4.7-inches across and has a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels in the 16:9 aspect ratio.

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  • Asus' new ZenFone 5 lineup features impressive specs and ultra-slim bezels
Asus' new ZenFone 5 lineup features impressive specs and ultra-slim bezels

The notch , the screen and the camera placement all scream of Apple's handset, but if you want a device that looks like that and runs Android this may suit. The smartphone comes with 4GB/6GB RAM variants with 64GB of internal storage only. The front and back are covered with curved glass, which has an nearly velvety coating, and you wo...

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  • Geely Boss Becomes Daimler's Biggest Shareholder By Acquiring $9 Billion Stake
Geely Boss Becomes Daimler's Biggest Shareholder By Acquiring $9 Billion Stake

Li Shufu acquired the 9.7 per cent holding through Geely Group, a company owned by the billionaire and managed by his carmaking group, according to a company statement today. The size of the investment leapfrogs a 6.8% stake in the Stuttgart-based group held by Kuwait and Renault-Nissan's 3.1% holding. The stake will not be owned by Geely.

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  • Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype makes an appearance
Xperia XZ2 Compact prototype makes an appearance

Now though, thanks to Swedish site Swedroid , which has obtained information from a "credible source", we've been given the majority of the specs for both phones , and on paper they make for impressive reading. As far as hardware specs are concerned, it is likely that this device will have at its heart the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor . T...

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  • Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming to Consoles March 16, PC Later
Burnout Paradise Remastered Coming to Consoles March 16, PC Later

There hasn't been a new Burnout , however, since the release of Burnout Paradise ten years ago in 2008. Burnout Paradise Remastered launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 16th. (At the time of writing, the purchase links were not yet live on the PlayStation Store & Microsoft Store.) The price for Burnout Paradise Remastered wi...

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  • New iOS Bug Can Crash Your iPhone
New iOS Bug Can Crash Your iPhone

Messages containing the symbol can effectively disable any chat or email app. . But a new bug, first discovered by Mobile World and verified by The Verge , could be the most annoying yet. The bug has been spotted on the current iOS 11 .2.5 version, but it is apparently fixed in the 11.3 beta update . It was seen that whenever a Telugu s...

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  • Amazon Echo devices now available for offline purchase in India
Amazon Echo devices now available for offline purchase in India

Amazon will soon sell its Echo range of smart speakers offline, according to reports. On Thursday, the company announced that the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Plus speakers, which are all powered by Alexa, are now widely available for purchase by all customers in India.

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  • Snow to start around mid-morning, most schools closed
Snow to start around mid-morning, most schools closed

The watch is for Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, and St. Clair counties, from late tonight through Friday evening. Because of the timing, the evening commute Thursday shouldn't be impacted much, but Friday morning will be quite messy. A light snow falls as maintenance employee Dennis McGowan shovels the main walkway at the entrance of Fort Loramie H...

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  • IPhone Secret Code Revealed In 'Biggest Leak In History'
IPhone Secret Code Revealed In 'Biggest Leak In History'

It loads and verifies the kernel is properly signed by Apple and then executes it. Without iBoot, iOS wouldn't be able to start. However, it being an inherent software engineering process where existing codes have always originated or have evolved from codes in the past, hacking or such misadventure owing to the leak can't be ruled out entirely...

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  • Canada sheds 88000 net jobs, but sees full-time gains
Canada sheds 88000 net jobs, but sees full-time gains

Big grocers such as Loblaw Cos. and Empire Co. said the wage hike would cost them hundreds of millions of dollars and may accelerate a move to automation like self-serve checkouts. Economists said January's hefty drop was to be expected after such a strong year and was unlikely to change the Bank of Canada's trajectory of more interest rate hikes t...

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  • Early British humans had dark skin, DNA analysis reveals
Early British humans had dark skin, DNA analysis reveals

The tests were done by a team from University College London and London's, where Cheddar Man, believed to be about 10,000 years old, has been kept since his discovery in the early 20th century. "People define themselves by which country they're from, and they assume that their ancestors were just like them", said Alfons Kennis, one of the artists w...

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  • Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens
Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens

For each planet, researchers had to come up with a model based on the newly measured masses, the orbital periods and a variety of other factors - making it an extremely hard, "35-dimensional problem", Grimm said. "Eliminating one possible scenario for the makeup of these atmospheres allows the Webb telescope astronomers to plan their observation ...

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  • Amazon will pull lockscreen ads from Prime Exclusive phones
Amazon will pull lockscreen ads from Prime Exclusive phones

Currently, you have to press a fingerprint sensor twice on these phones to unlock. However, because Amazon doesn't plan to serve up ads any longer, Phonescooper has claimed Amazon will raise the cost of all Prime Exclusive phones by $20 starting 7 February.

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  • Planets detected outside Milky Way for 1st time
Planets detected outside Milky Way for 1st time

They found planets as small as the moon and as large as Jupiter sitting outside of our galaxy. Experts say it is still impossible to directly see the newly discovered celestial bodies with even the strongest telescope. The paper also explains that the researchers focussed on unbounded planets - that is, planets wandering around their gal...

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  • Supersampling, UI Updates, and More
Supersampling, UI Updates, and More

The family managers/guardians can also set the PS4 to log out once the playtime session is over, and increase or decrease game time on the go, via the web portal. Under Setting Family Management, you'll see options to manage playtime for each day. Other features coming along with this update include enhancements to the Quick Menu, notificati...

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  • Budget 2018: LTCG tax Effect, Sensex slips 500 points, Nifty below 11000
Budget 2018: LTCG tax Effect, Sensex slips 500 points, Nifty below 11000

The BSE market breadth was bearish as 2,548 stocks declined as against 295 advances. European shares were trading lower for the fifth day running as the USA government bond sell-off entered a second session on optimism over global growth and rising expectations of inflation.

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