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Trump forced to shut down federal government

As the deadline approached, Senate Republicans forced a vote to try to keep the government open until February 16, knowing that they didn't have support to get the deal through, using it as a way to place blame on Democrats . The Trump administration and GOP leaders are not willing to discuss immigration at the same time they are trying to fund the government. Democratic leaders wanted the measure to include protections from deportation for about 700,000 undocumented immigrants who ...

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Buses for Apple employees 'attacked' with pellet guns, company suspects

Apple is now reportedly rerouting its employee buses as a result of the incident, a move that will add a significant amount of time to workers' commutes. In 2016, a report from Wired noted that these protests might not end because "these private shuttles are the rolling symbol of a class war pitting young, cash-rich tech workers against long-time San Franciscans who are being pushed out of their homes by evictions and out of the city altogether by astronomical rent prices".

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NASA Has Declared 2017 To Be The Second Warmest Year On Record

Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Niño boosting temperatures naturally. "The long-term temperature trend is far more important than the ranking of individual years, and that trend is an upward one", Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.

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Nintendo Dominated December With Big Switch and 3DS Sales According to NPD

Nintendo has released Switch sales figures for the month of December ahead of tonight's NPD report. Perhaps more impressive (or, at least more surprising) than the Switch sales, was the continued success of the humble 3DS. According to Nintendo, the Switch has sold over 4.8 million units since its launch back in March 2017, which previously qualified it as the fastest-selling home console in the history of the US.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Will Release on Switch in May

This won't come as a total surprise since we saw his Rabbid counterpart previous year, but now we have our first look at what Donkey Kong - the regular, non-Rabbid form - looks like in Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. We'll have more information for you when it's available, but in the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for more ports of classic Donkey Kong and Zelda games.

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SpaceX claims malfunctioning rocket worked just as it was supposed to

SpaceX's review so far indicates that 'no design, operational or other changes are needed, ' Shotwell said. "We do not comment on missions of this nature; but as of right now reviews of the data indicate Falcon 9 performed nominally", James Gleeson, a spokesman for SpaceX, said in an email.

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Buying Every Overwatch League Team Skin Costs at Least $1200

Regardless of whether you agree with it or not, the skins do show support for the respective Overwatch teams and Blizzard is allowing you to show your allegiance by allowing you to select one skin by granting you tokens to purchase your first one in-game.

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Vivo Showcases the World's First Smartphone with an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

The world's first smartphone with the under-display fingerprint reader technology is ready to debut the tech industry. The mechanics of setting up your fingerprint on the phone and then using it to unlock the device and do things like authenticate payments are the same as with a traditional fingerprint sensor.

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Report Says Huawei Failed to Reach Smartphone Sales Deal With AT&T

Other specifications on the device include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage a standard, there is another model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Huawei now sells to consumers online, but the lack of carrier deals has made the company basically irrelevant in the U.S.

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John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

In 1972, Young landed on the Moon himself during the Apollo 16 mission . Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield echoed that on Twitter, saying "John Young is one of my heroes, an astronaut's astronaut, a fearless individual and a good friend".

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LG Introduces Compact 4K Projector That Can Create 150-inch Screen

The projector has received the coveted CES 2018 Best of Innovation award and is being featured at the tech show next week. LG's new Ultra HD projector might look like a trash can with its hinged lens protector, but it is also claimed to be half the size of its rivals and capable of beaming a 150-inch image onto your wall.

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Apple: Mac And iOS Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre Flaws

Apple says it as of now discharged "alleviations" in iOS 11.2, macOS 10.13.2, and tvOS 11.2 to help safeguard against Meltdown . Microsoft has also acknowledged the issue and told CNBC (via email), "We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel , Arm , and AMD".

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Elon Musk jokes SpaceX rocket a 'nuclear' UFO from North Korea

People as far away as Los Angeles and beyond stopped to see the rocket launch into the sky. It was the Falcon 9 booster which took off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying the latest batch of satellites for the US company Iridium Communications.

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Facebook puts toe in music streaming video with UMG deal

Universal - home to some of the biggest names in music from The Beatles to Elton John and Lady Gaga - billed the agreement as its latest success in securing more revenue from songs in an age of round-the-clock Internet sharing. That has obvious benefits for Facebook , as well (but to spell it out - Facebook wants to do anything it can to encourage people to make and share content on its services.).

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Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to Moon

President Trump on Monday ordered NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and then eventually to Mars , part of the administration's focus on manned space exploration . The resulting NASA programme, Constellation, was to put astronauts on the moon by 2020 but was hobbled by delays and cost overruns, reports The New York Times.

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YouTube Plans to Offer Music Subscription Service in 2018

And, we personally don't prefer Google's Play Music either for myriad reasons. One upon a time YouTube even offered something of its own as well, making this another attempt at breaking into the market. For now that's about all that's known about the offering, but with that information it would be interesting to see what kinds of features the service would include and if it could stay competitive, and how it would do so.

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Sensex Jumps 242 Points to 33191, Nifty at 10243

The sentiment also remained upbeat as U.S. markets settled higher overnight and opinion polls suggesting BJP may see easy win in Gujarat elections that kicks off on Saturday. Biggest gainers in the 30-share index were Bharti Airtel (2.34%), Tata Motors (1.90%), Maruti Suzuki India (1.61%) and Wipro (1.56%). In contrast, Hero MotoCorp, SBI, Reliance Industries, TCS, Asian Paint and Dr.

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Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up

Now, after some further digging, it seems that 2.7 million of those affected were Uber customers from the UK. "Uber users who notice anything suspicious can contact Uber's Help Centre by tapping "Help" in the app, then "Account and Payment Options" "I have an unknown charge" "I think my account has been hacked".

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Want a Longer Life? Get a Dog, Study Says

The researchers also said that aside from physical activity, owning a dog might also contribute to a person's wellbeing by increasing social contact or possibly changing gut bacteria. "We can not infer a causal relationship, however, dog ownership is associated with increased physical activity, improved psycho-social wellbeing and socialisation, all of which are associated with reduced CVD mortality- so it is plausible the effect is mediated though these mechanisms".

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Hulu working on live-action Hitman series

Kolstad will serve as an executive producer for the Hitman show which Fox 21 hopes to be a new "flagship" series for the company. Revolving around the stoic Agent 47 , a bald guy with a barcode tattoo on his skull nobody seems to notice, is all about creatively bumping off jerks who really have operatic deaths coming to them in some of the world's most glamorous locales.

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's record-breaking $105 billion takeover attempt (AVGO, QCOM)

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, famed for his M&A expertise in the chip industry, said Qualcomm shareholders told him that they were interested in the deal. Another tactic Broadcom could use is to nominate directors for Qualcomm's board ahead of the company's annual general meeting in 2018.

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Twitter Pauses Verifications Amid Controversy Over Charlottesville Organizer

A Twitter verification - visible by a small blue checkmark next to a user's name - is what Twitter uses to confirm someone's identity so that others know they are hearing from the real LeBron James , for example, not an impersonator .

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Sheep can recognise human faces

The list of celebrity images contained former president Obama, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson and British newsreader Fiona Bruce. "We've shown that sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities, comparable with those of humans and monkeys", Professor Jenny Morton , who led the study, said in a statement.

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Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals

The warehouse favorite has released its Black Friday ad covering November 23-27. Stores will then reopen at 6 a.m. local time on Friday until 10 p.m., 11 p.m. Notable November Deals - The company's annual go-to holiday catalog, The Ultimate Guide to Play, features savings on hundreds of the year's hottest toys and brands, such as Imaginext®, Doc McStuffins, Paw Patrol and more .

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Qualcomm Q4 Profits Drops 90%, Loser In Legal Battle With Apple

Bloomberg reports that Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) filed a new lawsuit against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) yesterday accusing the iPhone maker of using its chip software access to benefit Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ). The chip maker's latest move takes the form of a lawsuit that was submitted to the California state court in San Diego on Wednesday and hit the news cycle this morning.

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New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode

You have to finish the first mission for co-op mode. In Far Cry 3 , for example, the co-op mode had its own, original plot. A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise.

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Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows

Kinect 2.0 was created to be an essential part of the Xbox One, but Microsoft did a 180 following early negative reactions to the console. The Kinect for Xbox One was mostly used for voice recognition and occassionally to snap photos and scan QR codes to connect gamers to DLC faster.

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Spectacular Orionid meteor shower could be visible from Longford tonight

Budding astronomers and stargazers will want to mark their calendars for the peak of the Orionid meteor shower , which is coming up this weekend. The particles come from Halley's Comet, which passes near Earth every 75 or 76 years. Yes! The meteors which are part of Halley's comet, can cause fast, bright meteors during much of October. Scientists believe that the Orionids are on a 12-year cycle, which last peaked in 2006, when the shower was as strong as the Perseids.

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Tesla fires hundreds on Model 3 stall

Tesla says it plans on filling a "vast majority" of the vacancies with new hires. Elon Musk prefers to work long hours as he serves as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX simultaneously. Unlike Ford, Tesla still hasn't posted an annual profit yet. Yet, in a report from the Wall Street Journal, it is said that some Model 3 parts are being made by hand by workers at the Fremont facility, thanks to an assembly line that is not yet fully operational.

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Game Boy Classic probably isn't Nintendo's next miniature system

The trademark filing flew under the radar until Japanese news sites like Rocket News 24caught wind of it in recent days. There's also a possibility that Nintendo is planning on releasing a new entry in its series of classic consoles: The Game Boy Classic Edition.

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Stranger Things: The Game Will Get You So Pumped For Season 2

Gameplay wise it conjures up a lot of 90s nostalgia, which is ironic. " Stranger Things: The Game " will not only challenge players to avoid enemies, but also solve some puzzles. After all, there seems to be an appetite for Stranger Things video game content, as we've seen a couple of impressive fan projects in the past connect the series to games.

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Android Oreo Sees 0.2 Percent Adoption in the First Month after Release

The latest Android version - Android Oreo - was released a little more than a month ago and Google's Android distribution numbers for the month of October reveal that the new operating system has recorded a 0.2 percent adoption rate with the first month of its release.

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Google To Introduce Android Oreo For Smartwatches Through Android Wear Beta Programme

The latest statistics on the Android Developers website show Android Oreo's presence in the pie chart, although accounting for a mere 0.2 percent. As expected, the Android Nougat-based devices logging into the store are slowly rising. While Android Nougat 7.0.0 is on 15.8 per cent devices, around 2 per cent users are on Android Nougat 7.1.

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Apple TV 4K to get Dolby Atmos audio in future tvOS update

Arriving tomorrow, the Apple TV 4K also supports HDR content. And if your Internet speed isn't fast enough, the quality of video will be downgraded to what your connection can support. Moreover, Apple is not charging users an extra amount for 4K content. 4K movies will be charged as much as the HD version. Apple , however, has confirmed to The Verge , as well as other publications, that Dolby Atmos support is coming to the Apple TV 4K in the future, though a timeline for the ...

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New Amazon Fire HD 10 Available for Pre-Order

Amazon is boasting a new starting price of $149.99, making it easier than ever to afford a 10-inch Fire tablet. While the new features are a definite plus, the biggest news of the day is the fact that Amazon has dramatically cut prices for the Fire HD 10 , which will be available in Black, Marine Blue or Punch Red.

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Waymo and Intel Partnered to Launch Self Driving Cars

Brian Krzanich , the Chief Executive at Intel , told Reuters that the company has created a customized piece if silicon, which fits the requirements of Waymo's sensor fusion and has tapped the processing power of Intel . Numerous existing self-driving cars on U.S. roads, including Waymo's , are now within or close to level 4 autonomy, making it one step away from being advanced enough to be fully autonomous.

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Minecraft for the Nintendo 3DS is available today

A packaged cartridge version of the game will be available at retail at a later date, Nintendo confirmed. New Nintendo 3DS Edition is launching on the eShop today, and you can get it as long as you own a New 3DS , a New 3DS XL, or a 2DS XL.

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Report of active shooter at New Hampshire hospital

Lebanon police said Tuesday that they are investigating reports of an active shooter at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The hospital has been placed on lockdown with those inside being told to shelter-in-place. Special agents from ATF's Boston office and representatives of the New Hampshire attorney general's office, including state police, are also responding to the scene.

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Stephen King tweets IT inspired message to the victims of Hurricane Irma

Scary clowns dominated the United Kingdom box office as the remake of Stephen King's horror film It raked in almost £10 million during its opening weekend. The road ahead is bright for It which could finish its domestic run in the $250-300M range which is just mind-blowing for a $35M production. The movie's success over the weekend was spectacular considering the project cost only $35 million to produce.

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Liverpool Starlet Ben Woodburn Provides Brilliant Assist in Wales Win

Woodburn shot to prominence with a superb victor in Saturday's 1-0 defeat of Austria , the substitute's goal preserving his side's hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup. So you try and guide him away from the problems. But does he make Bale feel old? "We have to do the same again in Moldova (on Tuesday)". "Mentally I think we all still feel 17 - me, Joe (Ledley), Wayne (Hennessey), Rambo (Aaron Ramsey), all of us - we're still young in our minds, maybe not so much in our bodies.