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During an interview with CNET , HTC exec Chia-lin Chang revealed plans to release this mobile headset before the end of 2017 while drawing parallels to the Vive. Not content with its role in the high-end VR market, it appears that HTC will attempt to break into the low-end as well. It's not going to be a true Vive successor, and it's not going to be a "copycat" device, which means it's not going to be HTC's take on the Google Daydream View or Samsung Gear VR.
  • Donald Trump to appoint Jets owner as next USA ambassador to Britain

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    Jets owner Woody Johnson will have more important things than football to worry about for the foreseeable future. Johnson has owned the Jets since 2000. Johnson reportedly is expected to hand Jets team control to his younger brother, Christopher Wold Johnson. Dan Rooney, the Pittsburgh Steelers' owner, served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Ireland from 2009-2012.
  • Allonzo Trier's suspension at Arizona tied to failed preseason PED test

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    He was suspended in October, but has since won an appeal with the NCAA. "I have never knowingly taken a banned substance", he said in the statement. However, the drug has to be completely out of his system before he can play, reports Goodman. Essentially, this clears up the reason for Trier's absence, but his return date is still unknown as it is unclear if the drug will be out of his system entirely by season's end.
  • Samsung S8 Might Sport Bezel-Less AMOLED Display

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    On the other hand, the higher-end Galaxy S8 Plus is also a tad bigger than the Galaxy S7 Edge with dimensions 152.38 mm in length, 78.51-mm wide and 7.94-mm thick. Ricciolo1 also claims that that the handset is ready and Samsung plans to show off the phone at the MWC 2017. Internal storage: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro packs 64GB of internal storage, expandable further up to 256 GB using a micro SD card.
  • European Commission expects Italy to answer over alleged Fiat emissions cheating

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    Fiat Chrysler was accused by the EPA of using software in its diesel vehicles that violates the Clean Air Act, and now the Justice Department is reportedly investigating its conduct in the matter. The European Commission, the European Union's executive arm, said Friday that German authorities have expressed serious concerns about emissions of the Fiat 500x SUV crossover, and it said the issue highlights the need to revise the trade bloc's home-country system for approving and regulating models ...
  • YouTube 'Super Chat' lets users pay to pin comments on live streams

    YouTube 'Super Chat' lets users pay to pin comments on live streams

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    When someone goes live on YouTube, you'll see a cash symbol in the chat window. Click on that button to open a slider that allows you to set an amount that you want to send to the YouTuber. Now there's a way to make your message stand out: Super Chat . According to Macdonald, Super Chat has two benefits for content creators. The feature, says YouTube , was never used much outside of its livestream feature.
  • Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you walk away

    Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you walk away

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    Privacy has been a big issue for users of Windows 10, and the tsunami of complaints about spying has been a major headache for Microsoft. "Some updates, like Windows Defender definition updates, will continue to be installed". Data collected at the Basic level will not be as robust as before following the Creators Update. This latest update lets users create custom folders filled with the tiles of their choice.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Recieves Bluetooth Certification

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Recieves Bluetooth Certification

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    The company is rumored to unveil the Galaxy S8 in April, while the phone itself should launch worldwide shortly after. The latest shipment goal is much higher than the S8's predecessor, the S7, which had a target of 48 million. While the South Korean giants have always been successful in retaining their loyal consumer base, things might change this year due to the fact that Xiaomi might release a new successor to their next "Mi" flagship phone.
  • Asus ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom unveiled at CES

    Asus ZenFone AR and ZenFone 3 Zoom unveiled at CES

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    Following the announcement of the ZenFone AR, Asus today at CES 2017 also introduced the ZenFone 3 Zoom, the successor to last year's Zoom. This one comes with dual 12MP lenses - one a 25mm f/1.7 aperture lens with optical image stabilisation, the other a more serious 59mm, f/2.8 one - plus laser autofocus, 2.3x optical zoom, and dual-tone flash.
  • Retro Double Dragon IV Announced for PS4 and PC

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    The official website , which hosts both English and Japanese language options, doesn't provide much information about the title now aside from plans to release the PS4 version on January 30 in Japan with a Steam release the following day. Takaomi Kaneko is the producer, Yoshihisa Kishimoto is the director, Koji Ogata is the character designer, Kazunaka Yamane is handling the music, and Kei Oyama is a programmer.
  • Nintendo Made One Big Mistake With 'Super Mario Run'

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    Nintendo closes the record announcement with a note that it believes its achieving its goal of growing the group of customers who are familiar with its IP even further. The company does not disclose how numerous 40 million downloads converted into paying customers. While it's obviously sad news that there are no additional levels or worlds coming to Super Mario Run , that doesn't completely rule out the addition of other types of new content.
  • Honda Odissey will appear in Detroit, gets interestingly teased

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    The roof itself will also adopt the popular "floating" design where part of the pillar furthest to the rear is blacked out. The full redesign likely is a move to help the automaker increase sales of the minivan, which are on pace to be lower than 120,000 for the first time in the United States since 2011.
  • Microsoft Unveils a Surface Hub Try-and-Buy Program

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    Microsoft ditched standard newsroom convention to throw down the gauntlet and take a very public swing at chief rival Apple and the new MacBook Pro in a recent Surface-themed blog post . That said, there is still no denying the fact that Microsoft is definitely gaining some serious traction with its new Surface line up. Microsoft's Surface seems to be doing every better int the sales department this year.
  • Qualcomm to produce Snapdragon processors for PC

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    Though, these proposed devices may not be able to handle every application created for the company's flagship OS, eliciting a mistake from a few years ago, when Microsoft launched a Windows alternative for the mobile-friendly chips but wasn't suited with some Windows applications.
  • Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy Announced For PS4

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    Unified checkpointing & save game system. The trilogy will feature remastered versions of all three Crash Bandicoot games. I've been meaning to play through these games and now I'll have a good reason to. N-Sane Trilogy, the remastered Crash Bandicoot games look to be faithful recreations of the original titles in terms of gameplay, but the graphics have been vastly improved to take advantage of the PlayStation 4's power.
  • Ford Fiesta Overshadowed By Funky Dancing Robot DJ At Its Own Party

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    The company has not yet said when a new model or models for the US market will be revealed. Ford is going to lift the veil off their all-new Fiesta supermini and we gathered all the information we have in one place. Through October, Ford has sold 42,188 Fiestas in the US, a 26% decline compared with the same period previous year. Whether or not we will see this new additions transferred over to the states is still yet to be revealed.
  • Amazon Echo To Get A Makeover?

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    Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has always been applauded for being daring enough in trying out different products. The company's cloud-computing unit, Amazon Web Services, unveiled the offerings at its annual conference in Las Vegas, the report said.
  • Apple's Last Hope? iPhone 8 May Feature OLED Curved Screen

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    A new and improved 3D camera is also said to be a part of the components, so let us see how that pans out in the future. Next year marks the 10th anniversary for the iPhone, and both analysts and market researchers believe Apple wants to offer at least one model that delivers numerous innovations competitors like Samsung have offered for the last few years.
  • Hackers hit San Francisco transport systems

    Hackers hit San Francisco transport systems

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    Ransomware attacks have reached fever pitch in the United States but this is the first time that an entire city transport system has been held to ransom . Media outlets contacted the email address in the ransomware message. It was also noted that this isn't the first transit system hack . The hacking incident was confirmed by a Muni worker who spoke to the paper, however, the man declined to give his name for fear of "workplace retaliation".
  • Wisconsin grants Green Party request for recount

    Wisconsin grants Green Party request for recount

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    The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Friday that it would hold a statewide recount of the presidential vote. Recounts will be done by county boards of canvassers, which will likely have to work nights and weekends, Haas said. Wisconsin law calls for the state to perform a recount at a candidate's request as long as he or she can pay for it. On Wednesday she announced she would demand recounts in three states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI.
  • Round-up of Xbox One S, PlayStation 4 bundle deals

    Round-up of Xbox One S, PlayStation 4 bundle deals

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    I always feel like the best way to do Black Friday is as measured as possible: decide some things you want, see if they're on sale, try to make sure they're actually on sale, and then buy them if it seems like the right move. The slim design of Xbox one S has been popularly compared with the new PS4 pro among its users. Updated Black Friday Xbox Deals post with a few more titles.
  • Black Friday 2016: the best PS4, Xbox, and PC gaming deals

    Black Friday 2016: the best PS4, Xbox, and PC gaming deals

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    When people are looking for the best date to buy good deals , Black Friday should be on the top of the list. The Northwest retailer will also offer the " Minecraft " bundle for the same price . Apparently, Dell is going to participate extremely well with the upcoming Black Friday 2016 if the leaked ad holds true to what it claims to be based from a previous story we've covered (via bfads).
  • Children killed in Chattanooga bus crash identified

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    Johnthony Walker has also been charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment, with more charges possible at a later date. Durham School Services , the IL company contracted to provide school transportation services for Hamilton County, has had 346 crashes in the last two years, with 142 of those causing injury.
  • New Walmart Black Friday Xbox One S Bundle Deal Launched

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    Microsoft made the official announcement regarding Project Scorpio at E3 back in June this year, but the company hasn't offered a lot in regards to specifics about the console since then. Greenberg claimed that PC gamers spend thousands of dollars on their rigs to get a true-4K experience. All of them will carry the 500GB PS4 model, but if you feel that your living room would also need to be spruced up by a more updated model, then there is always a newer and revamped version of the ...
  • Dassey's release ordered in 'Making A Murderer' case

    Dassey's release ordered in 'Making A Murderer' case

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    A judge has ordered " Making a Murderer " subject Brendan Dassey released from prison , pending his appeal. In 2007, he was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 41 years. After further investigation, a judge ruled in August that the police had tricked and coerced the then teenager, who suffers from intellectual disability, into making a confession that he helped his uncle to stab, rape, shoot, and dismember the victim.
  • PlayStation VR on PS4 Pro vs. PS4 Comparison

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    This is a feature that the Xbox One does not have baked in - although making GIFs from clips on that system is still easy thanks to the openness of the GameDVR system. For those hoping that PlayStation VR might see improved tracking on PS4 Pro , we can confirm that it's no different than what you'll find on the original PS4.
  • Anti-Trump protesters take off shirts at nominee's polling station

    Anti-Trump protesters take off shirts at nominee's polling station

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    One of the women had "Femen USA" written on their back, a reference to the feminist campaigning group. The women were quickly escorted from the building. Trump was not at the polling station when the two were arrested, but he did end up casting his ballot there a few hours after the incident. Topaloski is known for her role in the global feminist group called Femen, whose members stage topless protests around the world.
  • Donald Trump, billionaire, hosts 'victory' party charging $11 for a beer

    Donald Trump, billionaire, hosts 'victory' party charging $11 for a beer

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    The women identified as Neda Topaloski, a women's rights activist from Quebec, and Jordan Robson of Spokane, Washington, shouted: "Out of our polls, Trump". The disrobed demonstrators weaved around the lines of voters in the school's gymnasium, shouting "Grab your balls, Off of my boobs!" Trump was not there at the time of the protest, arriving at around 11am later that morning to register his vote.
  • GOP takes lead in early voting in Colorado

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    This time, a southern Colorado county was forced to use paper provisional ballots long after a statewide computer glitch delayed same-day registrants. And while the numbers track voters' party affiliations, not all Democrats are voting for Hillary Clinton, and not all Republicans are supporting Donald Trump.
  • Man City held by Middlesbrough to 1-1 in EPL

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    Ten of Manchester City's 18 games in all competitions this season have seen over 3.5 goals , which is available at [2.34], with unders at [1.68]. Marten de Roon's stoppage-time equaliser earned Middlesbrough a 1-1 draw at City and Antonio Conte's Chelsea took advantage to move a point clear of Pep Guardiola's side at the summit.
  • New iPhone is transparent?; phone will have three screen variants

    New iPhone is transparent?; phone will have three screen variants

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    In terms of display, the iPhone 8 is rumored to sport OLED display panels as against its regular IPS LCD display with 4.7-inch, 5-inch, and 5.5-inch screen variants. Samsung Galaxy S5 features a 5.1 inch 1080 P Super AMOLED display with the pixels of per inch count of 432. But Apple did quietly discontinue the 11-inch model from the store, although an Apple representative at Cupertino told Pocket-lint it would still be available for educational purposes.
  • Google acknowledges Pixel lens flare issue; will release patch soon

    Google acknowledges Pixel lens flare issue; will release patch soon

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    In particular there's a halo effect in the corners of the frame, ' reported Android Police. Meanwhile, a member of the Google Product forums has clarified in his recent forum post that it is not a sign of hardware issue with the phone. Customers receive 24/7 technical support in call or chat and users can share their smartphone screen in real time with one of Google's support reps. He also noted that the upcoming software update will specifically be for the Pixel and Pixel XL's HDR+ ...
  • Newest Rating: Microsoft (MSFT)

    Newest Rating: Microsoft (MSFT) "Buy" Rating Reiterated by UBS; With $66.0 Target

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    By Looking at Earnings History, Out of 12 Quarters when the Earnings were reported, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) beats earnings by 91%, The Stock Missed Earnings 1 times and has met earnings 0 times. Just as importantly in the eyes of investors: the profit margin for Microsoft's "commercial cloud" operations continues to improve, hitting 49% in the most recent quarter, up from 42% in the prior quarter.
  • Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update

    Blurring effect comes to iPhone 7 Plus with software update

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    Again, Portrait Mode is just for the iPhone 7 Plus; none of Apple's other iPhone models will support this new feature. The details of the software upgrade will appear as well as the size of the software. Essentially the first camera captures the headshot at normal, while the second camera is used to determine how far away the subject is, offering an approximation of a depth of field effect.