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Spicer Says No More Departures to Follow Deputy Chief of Staff's Exit

There's even less to go on suggesting she was one of the White House's leaks, just allegations in a GotNews report Sunday that she was a "close friend" of New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, and that members of the administration had fed her fake intel to see if it would wind up in press reports.

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Lyft Lets You Round Up For Charity

Free state college tuition for middle-class students, the upstate expansion of Uber and Lyft and juvenile justice reforms are the top issues confronting state lawmakers as they seek a deal on the state budget. Uber is now looking to hire a new chief operating officer to help him run the company. But Uber's explosive growth has come at a cost. Uber was already in hot water over its founder Travis Kalanick's position on Trump's economic advisory group, and many users began deleting the ...

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AT&T, Verizon Pull Ads From YouTube Fearing Placement Against Extremist Videos

Similar to how Facebook has moved to reduce the prominence of fake news, Google is now being pressured through a full-scale boycott to distance itself from hate speech and fix the image of its most lucrative ad platforms. This content includes videos promoting terrorist groups like ISIS. Additionally, controls are being assessed with the aim of ensuring that brands can implement brand safety practices.

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Senate Scuttles FCC Privacy Restrictions on Internet Providers' Use of Subscriber Data

The House could vote against canceling those rules and President Donald Trump could elect to veto any final decision killing the privacy rules. Under the FCC rules, an ISP would be required to obtain "opt-in" consent from consumers before gathering sensitive information such as "geo-location information, children's information, health information, financial information, social security numbers, web browsing history, app usage history, and the content of online searches and ...

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Users Can't Sign In, Play Games

Having the "fastest, most reliable" gaming service is a big selling point for Microsoft, which just goes a little further to highlighting the outages that do occur - Xbox Live also went down early in the month and in February. Users can sign up to receive notifications once service is back up and running. Xbox Support is aware of the outage and say that they are "aware of the issue and are now looking into it".

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Tesla Model Y SUV to be its best seller

As such, it's highly unlikely Tesla will showcase the Y this year, instead presenting it sometime in 2018 with production slated to kick off very late that same year. Tesla Motors Korea will start operating directly-run service centers in Deungchon-dong, western Seoul and Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, respectively, with a combined workforce of around 10 to offer maintenance services on core functions of its cars.

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When is the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Watch release date?

You can change the bands, buckles, and face of the watch, and then some. It can also take a bit of a beating, and is water-resistant up to 50 meters, and boasts a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal touchscreen. The wearable's price will start at $1,600 and up - depending on which version you opt for. The Modular 45 , however, has Global Positioning System, meaning its better placed to serve you as a sporty device.

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Google Releases Uptime, an App for Watching YouTube Videos With Others

When you tap a video to watch, your avatar and others' will move on a progress bar. Google's famous "20 percent time" - where employees could spend the equivalent of one day a week working on a side project of their own choosing - has led to some pretty impressive results, including Gmail, Google Maps and the company's ad network Adsense.

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Hyundai unveils hydrogen vehicle concept with boosted driving range

Elements of the FE Fuel Cell Concept will influence an SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018, which will feature advanced "Hyundai Smart Sense" driver assistance technologies, alongside an extensive hydrogen-powered range. As a result, Hyundai says the new FE Fuel Cell concept has a range of almost 800 km on hydrogen before refuelling. There is little news at the moment from the company about any type of widespread hydrogen refuelling system both home and overseas, so it is likely that ...

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No Nintendo Switch Virtual Console? Users Clamor For A Subscription Service Instead

Similarly, GameStop says that it will have over 3,000 stores holding midnight launch events for the Switch across the U.S., and has previously said that it will have a limited number of Switch consoles available on launch day, including two Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild bundles.

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YouTube TV will be a storm, Apple must respond

The service will also include YouTube Red original shows. YouTube TV includes unlimited cloud DVR storage, meaning you'll be able to record live TV and never run out of storage. "So you won't miss out on the latest news from MSNBC or Fox News, popular shows and movies from U.S. or FX, kids programming from the Disney Channel or Sprout, or reality TV from E! or Bravo", YouTube said.

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How to Signup for Jio Prime Membership & Recharge Packs from your Phone

But in order to minimise the effect, Reliance Jio has introduced the Prime membership plan where users will have to pay a certain amount, which is essentially much less than other incumbents. However, these plans are specific to users. Apart from these plans, Jio has also released details about its Booster packs which start from Rs 11 providing 100MB of data and go up to Rs 301 which will give you an additional 10GB data over your existing plan.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed on March 29

The Galaxy S8 will reach store shelves in April. Samsung might also include its new AI-powered assistants reportedly named Bixby (male) and Kestra (female) with the Galaxy S8 . The report adds that the Galaxy S8 will be going on sale globally which means worldwide market as well as homeland South Korea on April 21 . The Plus model of the S8 has been said to sport a massive display .

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Apple iPhone 8 to launch in 64GB, 256GB storage variants

The best is yet to come, "Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a statement January 8, the date the iPhone was announced by then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2007". Bolstering this notion is Apple's recent million-dollar purchase: RealFace, an Israeli startup specializing in facial recognition features. This allows an adequate standard of charging smartphones.

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Disney Tips Hat to Tesla, Creates Wireless Charging

Also, you actually need to have devices in the room using the wireless power, because otherwise the amount of energy being generated could be unsafe to the human body, and you must never get within 46 centimeters to the pole or else it will (we assume) melt all of the skin off of your face like in Raiders Of The Lost Ark .

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Mobile Tees Up LTE-U for Spring Deployment

The 5 GHz band that this spectrum occupies is actually used by a variety of wireless technologies, including but not limited to Wi-Fi. Of course, it is also unclear when and where LTE-U will first be put into use. Both companies had their equipment certified by the FCC on February 2. Just keep in mind that you're going to need a device that supports LTE-U in order to take advantage of its benefits.

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Giraffe Baby Watch in NY

The video is meant for "educational purposes", and the earlier YouTube videos had 20 to 30 million views in about 12 hours, according to the zoo . April is a 15-year old lady and a resident of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursvile, New York.

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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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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.