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"Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood" Includes New Samurai Job

But it was perhaps the announcement of the Samurai character class that caused the biggest stir, as Square Enix revealed more about the second new Stormblood job. Another new Primal, Susano, was also announced and is dubbed the Lord of the Revel. A "confirmation" of the last minute, that will please all Nintendo fans: Squeenix is still considering the possibility of bringing Final Fantasy XIV on Switch.

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YouTube ending 30-second unskippable ads, but it's not all good news …

It's no surprise, then, that one of the biggest online video players is making a significant change to perhaps its most despised ad type - the unskippable 30-second spot. British advertising magazine Campaign was first to report the news Friday, noting that the site would still offer shorter preroll ads that can't be skipped by viewers.

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Is Returning…As an SUV Named Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi claims the first part of the name of its new Eclipse Cross SUV, set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, stems from "a word used to describe an astronomical event". The new model highlights the Japanese vehicle maker's strategy to move away from passenger cars and towards an SUV-centric model range. It is also expected to rival Nissan's own compact crossover, the Qashqai.

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Facebook videos to autoplay with sound

But between now and the end of the year Facebook's News Feed will be enabling sound on your News Feed by default, a move the company has been testing out on a limited number of users for a short while. The service, too, could potentially feature longer, more compelling programming, the licensing for which is already being considered by Facebook as it approaches media companies.

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Two-Year-Old Lavontay White Jr. Becomes Youngest Shooting Victim In Chicago

The two were pronounced dead at area hospitals. A third person - the 2-year-old's pregnant aunt - was also shot but is expected to survive. She is now in fair condition. Lavontay became the third child in less than three days to be killed or gravely injured in a shooting in Chicago, which is mired in a surge of killings and gun violence that the city has not seen in almost 20 years.

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Ford invests $1B in Argo AI to spearhead self-driving technology

Salesky, who said he spoke with a number of partners, said he liked Ford's approach to self-driving cars better than other potential partners. In 2016, Ford had joined forces with the Chinese search giant Baidu to invest over $150 million in Velodyne, a firm that builds LIDAR sensors for autonomous cars and produce them at a cheaper rate.

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Microsoft To Defend Cloud-Computing Customers from Patent Trolls

However, developers still have no guaranteed way to download and test the Creators Update with Microsoft's Xbox Insider program being characterized by an obfuscated ring system whereby users are chosen somewhat arbitrarily for various rings (unlike the Windows Insider program which allows you to choose your own ring).

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Australian woman dies in jet-skiing accident in Phuket

Mr Keating, a plumbing apprentice from Alexandra, near Eildon, suffered minor injuries when the jet-skis collided off Kata Beach late on Sunday. Nobody could do anything. "My dearest angel, one you have always been and will always remain", she said about Ms Collie. I'll always be your boy and you'll always be my girl! "A happy, smiling and popular member of the school community, she went out of her way to help, encourage and support others", Mr Torriero said.

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Xiaomi set to launch Redmi Note 4X on Valentine's Day

Surprisingly, Xiaomi had launched the higher end versions of the device first and the version now being launched is the lower end version. Unlike the recently launched Redmi Note 4 (India), the rumored Redmi Note 4X will come with a new Snapdragon 625, same as what the recent 2017 model came in with.

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Nintendo Officially Ends Wii U Production in Japan

The company's profits jumped to 64.7bn yen in the three months to December 2016, surpassing analysts' predictions of 20bn yen, up from 29.1bn in the previous period. "You can tell customers have huge expectations based on how Switch reservations are doing", Kimishima said at a briefing. Nintendo sold 196,000 units in the U.S.at a price of $60 during November, researcher NPD reported last month.

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You can finally say 'Computer' to your Echo to command it

Unlike Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, and the Google Assistant, Amazon has allowed users to change the "wake word" for its Alexa voice-enabled assistant ever since the company launched its Echo smart speaker . David Limp, senior vice president of devices at Amazon, told The Guardian in September 2016 that Amazon began the Alexa project five years ago with the goal of building "a computer in the cloud that we controlled with our voice".

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Netflix (NFLX) Earnings Preview: What To Expect In Fourth Quarter Release Wednesday

The mean price target is $3.25 (according to consensus of 17 analysts). Loop Capital restated a "buy" rating and set a $151.00 target price on shares of Netflix in a research report on Saturday. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.1. He said that Bubble basket shares do not generate earnings and therefore Netflix will not benefit from the corporate tax cuts.

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Auto emissions 'cheatware' scandal sparks war of words between Italy, Germany

The Department for Transport (DfT) said it will be running tests on the Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee model in the wake of emissions accusations from the US. Italy's transport ministry said that it did the essential checks and sent an accurate answer to the German authorities which demonstrates that the Fiat 500X, rather than what is guaranteed by Germany, is in consistency with its regulations.

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YouTube in new bid to monetize livestreams

According to a blog post written by YouTube's Product Manager, Barbara Macdonald , generous viewers can expect "a highlighted message in the chat stream that stands out from the crowd to get even more of [their] favorite creators' attention".

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United States appeals court revives Apple App Store antitrust lawsuit

A United States appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses Apple monopolizing the sale of iOS applications using App Store. The panel reinstated the lawsuit against Apple . For its part, Apple has long argued that the policy isn't anticompetitive because it's doesn't make or own the apps found within its App Store. However if the challenge does succeed Apple will be forced to let people shop for applications wherever they want, which would open the market and help lower prices.

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This Is The 444bhp, Turbocharged Porsche 911 GTS

Torque amounts to 405 lb-ft (+37 over the Carrera S) and is accessible from 2,150-5,000 rpm. No matter which variant you're looking at, you can order it with either a seven-speed manual or Porsche's seven-speed PDK dual-clutch. The latest model, 991.2 has a controversial turbocharged 3.0 litre straight six which consists of other variations which users can choose from: such as the Cabriolet or Coupe, a 2 or all-wheel drive vehicle or the Targa which is an AWD only.

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Wraps off Infiniti QX50 Concept at Detroit Motor Show

That being said, now that the vehicle has made it to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti also released quite a lot of information regarding the concept's interior, which is supposed to demonstrate the company's new direction regarding how they view premium materials and craftsmanship.

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Super Retro Boy is nearly the 'Game Boy Classic' of your dreams

Known for their preservational endeavours in the retro gaming scene since 2007, Retro-Bit has announced Super Retro Boy, an extension of the original Game Boy which allows players to enjoy Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games.

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Samsung Launches 'Notebook Odyssey', Its First Gaming Laptop

The design for the Odyssey series is very minimalist. But they stick to the ethos of thin and light - the 13-inch is well under 2.5 lbs and the 15-inch weighs in a 2.73 lbs. No pricing or release date has been announced just yet but we'll have that information as soon as it's available. We expect the laptop to launch in the U.S.

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LG introduces smart refrigerator with Amazon Alexa-enabled grocery ordering

Lenovo says that there are two reasons that consumers are reluctant to embrace smart home products: they're perceived as expensive, and they don't have a "consumer-centric design". Until now, Amazon has confined its Fire TV devices to its own set-top boxes or Fire TV Sticks, but today the company announced a more direct challenge to smart TVs that use Android TV and Roku.

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Ford's Canadian sales rise in December, leap 9.4 percent in 2016

General Motors Co. said Wednesday it sold 319,108 vehicles in December as sales rose 10 percent last month over the same month in 2015. The industry's sales gains in 2016 and over the past year have been fueled by low interest rates, low gas prices, rising incentives, a willingness by banks to provide longer-term loans and pent-up demand from the Great Recession.

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Lenovo Miix 720 Windows tablet is a serious Surface Pro challenger

The tablet also comes with a 5 MP rear-facing camera . Despite changes, the Miix 720 measures the same as its predecessor - 11.5x8.27x0.35in and 1.72lbs (292x210x8.9mm at a weight of 780g). Lenovo claims that the 41Wh battery incorporated inside the MIIX 720 offers up to 8 hours of battery life, but you'll have to be careful not to run heavy workloads on the 2-in-1 or you'll see that battery life dwindle very quickly.

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Chrysler Portal created to transport millenials into the future

Engineers have integrated no less than 10 docking stations in the cabin. With just hours to go until the doors open to the first press day of CES 2017 in Las Vegas , Chrysler has announced the Portal, a self-driving electric minivan concept.

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Parents Sue Apple Over Lack of "Lock-Out" Feature for FaceTime

Now, however, we turn our attention to FaceTime for a sensible matter: distracted driving. James and Bethany Modisette are suing the toy-maker after a vehicle crash two years ago that killed one of their daughters and injured the rest of the family.

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All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey Is Coming To The Detroit Show

The roof itself will also adopt the popular "floating" design where part of the pillar furthest to the rear is blacked out. The side panels also seem to have a more sculpted design just above the side skirts, while the vehicle feels lower and wider overall.

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How To Add Stickers, Shoot Hands-Free Videos

Not done with exciting its users, Instagram on Tuesday rolled out new updates that include stickers and hands-free video features in time for the yuletide. Just like adding your location to a standard Instagram post , selecting the location sticker brings up a list of nearby places (users can also use the search function).

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Devastated Louis Tomlinson opens up about mother's death & X Factor tribute

Louis had been one of the last 1D members to sign a solo record deal after teaming up with Syco boss Simon Cowell. Boy band 5 After Midnight, who are bidding to become the first boy band to win the show, will perform Beyonce's insane in Love - while Nicole Scherzinger's act Matt Terry will sing Take Me Home by Jess Glynne.

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Samsung officially announces Galaxy S7 edge in Black Pearl

The premature end to Galaxy Note 7 sales could cost Samsung up to $17 billion, analysts have forecasted. But the most compelling evidence that this will happen is that Samsung already switched out Micro USB for USB Type C on this year's Galaxy Note 7 - no surprises here, then.

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HTC Launches 'Vive Studios' for First-party VR Game Development and Publishing

Aside from producing mobile phones, HTC is now in the virtual reality business, establishing its own VR studio and launching its first game. And the first game that is made available on this is the Arcade Saga . "The VR ecosystem needs a persistent flow of exciting experiences and AAA content that can help grow our audience". When it launches, Arcade Saga will be compatible with both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift because of this.

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Teenage Student Shot by Police at Nevada High School

Broadway said reports that another student had been stabbed before the shooting weren't true. The shooting was reported about 11:30 a.m.at the school on the city's north side a few blocks from Highway 395. Wright says the officer wasn't injured, and the campus is on lockdow. Broadway could not confirm the severity of the injury or who the injured person is.

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Crash Bandicoot: N'Sane Trilogy Gameplay Trailer Shown at PlayStation Experience

Crash Bandicoot made an appearance at the PlayStation Experience today with the annoucement of a remaster. We consider numerous things, including the team's ideas and fan requests, but perhaps our most important consideration is the evolution of the franchise itself.

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Ford Fiesta revealed, 'Fiesta Active' crossover added to range

The new Fiesta's Titanium version is feature-packed while the Fiesta ST-Line comes in a sportier avatar, with spoiler, skirts and sports suspension. Ford's latest SYNC 3 touchscreen system will nearly certainly be offered as an option, as will the company's latest "smart" safety systems (lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and so forth).

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DirecTV wants to be the next online substitute for cable

There will be different types of subscription package that will differ in the array of channels they offer . HBO and Cinemax can be added for $5 each month. It comes little over a month after AT&T announced it was to acquire content company Time Warner - owner of HBO and CNN, amongst others - for $85bn.

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Apple Mid-Range Variants Serving Send-Offs to LCD Display Technology

The report suggests that the Cupertino-based tech firm has ordered suppliers to increase production of thinner organic light emitting displays ( OLED ) and submit prototype screens with resolution better than ones from Samsung. However, it says that Apple's plans aren't final yet. It's likely that the initial supplier for the OLED panels will be Samsung, but Apple reportedly wants LG Display, Japan Display, and Sharp to be ready to step in around 2018.

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Apple Wants iPhone 8 to Have a Curved Screen

The Wall Street Journal on Monday said that Apple is now testing several prototype iPhones, as many as 10 separate devices, and that it's possible a model with a curved OLED display will be in consumers hands as early as next year. Apple is likely to get its OLEDs from Samsung initially, but it wants those three companies to be in a position to supply displays by 2018, the Journal says That's going to require billions in investment.

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SF Muni Says 'No' To Hackers Ransom Demands

The San Francisco transit system is the latest public-sector victim of ransomware after attackers shut down ticketing machines and demanded payment . According to the BBC , the hack is a result of ransomware and the hackers are demanding 100 bitcoin (~R1 million) in exchange for the encrypted data.

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'Foundation Update' Brings Base Building To Space Explorer This Week

Get the full message below. The update is called so as it introduces the foundations of base building and it represents the foundation of the improvements that will be coming to the game in the future. Think of it like "Minecraft", in which you gather materials and use them to build a furnished home. Our hope for No Man's Sky now is that it follow in the footsteps of Elite: Dangerous, which also had a really bad launch, getting slammed from the likes of Angry Joe and Super Bunnyhop.

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Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns

The billionaire was elected president on November 8 - but a growing number of activists have called for the votes to be recounted in key states where Trump won by a close margin. "Voting equipment is not connected to the Internet, and we emphasise that all the time, that would mean that someone would have to have physical access to the voting equipment".

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

Both of these games come under the Xbox Play Anywhere banner, meaning you get them for both Xbox One and PC if you buy digitally, which could give them a slight edge over similarly priced physical copies at other retailers. And we already see GameStop is keep up on the promise with it's 12-page Black Friday flyers. The Xbox One S launched with a 2tb, 1tb, or 500gb internal storage option.

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Best Black Friday deals on the Microsoft Store

If you are one of those gamers waiting to score some pretty sweet deals on video games, consoles and game accessories, you don't have to wait any longer. And don't worry about your locations: we'll split everything into United States and United Kingdom deals , so you should get quickly pointed in the right direction no matter your nationality.