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Celtics 120, Bucks 106

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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" during a news conference after Game 1 was simply an accident. Jaylen Brown certainly lead the way yesterday, with a tremendous 30 point performance, but Terry Rozier has been as important as anyone to this offense in two games. Read More »

Asteroid buzzed Earth this weekend

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The orbit appears to extend to the inner part of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The 2018 GE3 is roughly 3.6 times the size of the one that impacted Earth in Russia's Tunguska region in 1908. According to ScienceAlert , 2018 GE3 buzzed by at a speed of 106,000 kilometers per hour (66,000 miles per hour), and would have caused some serious damage had it collided with our planet. Read More »

Facebook bans another political data analytics firm, AggregateIQ

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The Trump campaign paid the firm almost $6 million during the 2016 election, although it has since distanced itself. Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday endorsed US legislation to regulate political ads across the internet, a concession to lawmakers days before he is scheduled to testify in two USA congressional hearings. Read More »

After WhatsApp, 'unsend' your messages on Facebook Messenger soon

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These included limiting the retention period for Mark's messages in Messenger. "So although this has the potential to impact in the short term, I think in the long term, as long as Facebook can build and continue to iterate on a product that fulfills the needs of its users, it won't have a long-term impact on the advertising within the platform", Patterson said. Read More »

Presidency drops appeal against personal costs order against Zuma

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That application - should it fail - is likely to be followed by an application for a permanent stay of prosecution. This happened after the elder statesman made a brief appearance in the Durban High Court on Friday. "I am innocent until proven guilty", he said. A young traditional dancer in full warrior costume and clutching a shield took to the stage following Zuma to entertain the crowd after he addressed them in his native Zulu language. Read More »

'Fortnite' Vending Machine Locations - How to Find a Vending Machine

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This depends heavily on how many vending machines actually appear on the map, but at the very least, they seem like they could be a fascinating release valve for players who drew the short stick with their arsenal. Items found in a Rare (blue) version will cost 300 materials. The other main new feature is the vending machines in the Battle Royale mode, which spits out loot in exchange for materials. Read More »

Are Apple's rumored new iPhone features Android ripoffs, or revolutionary?

Apple says "iPad's handsome 9.7-inch Retina display delivers gorgeous detail and vivid colours, and features a higher-resolution touch sensor which enables Apple Pencil support". Google's ATAP research group has been working on similar technology through a program known as Project Soli. Those familiar with Samsung's Galaxy line will likely remember that the South Korean manufacturer has played with simple hand gesture controls in the past, most notably with the Galaxy S4 and S6 . Read More »

Blue Moon To Light Up The Sky For Easter

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As the second full moon in a calendar month, the March 31 full moon earns the name of blue moon . This year, January had two full moons. Also, February, which has only 28 or 29 days (during leap years ), will never have a Blue Moon . The moon appeared blue because of all the dust the volcano lofted into the air. Watch a livestream the blue moon rising on The Weather Channel app at 9:15 p.m. Read More »

A Victory for Dark Matter in a Galaxy Without Any

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They only know dark matter does exist everywhere and has its own gravitational pull. But there is no theory as to why dark matter would be missing in galaxies when it was thought to be their building block. At the observatory William Myron Keck on the island of Hawaii, they measured the mass of this galaxy. The researchers suggest that the somewhat-odd appearance of the globular clusters is probably related to the galaxy's unexpected properties, and they announced they're working on a ... Read More »

Apple May Release A Foldable iPhone In 2020

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The technology will be akin to owning both an iPhone and an iPad . While Samsung has been very public in its desire to release phones with foldable or flexible displays, Apple has made no such rumblings. One area that mobile devices do fall short, however, is with the keyboard. In previous occasions, we have talked about the possibility of a flexible Samsung smartphone that would come in the form of Samsung Galaxy X , and now it is Apple who could already be working on a foldable ... Read More »

Acer Chromebook Tab 10: First Tablet Running On Chrome OS Unveiled

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In terms of dimensions, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 measures 172.2 x 238.2 x 9.98mm and weighs in at 550 grams. Battery life, meanwhile, is at up to 9 hours for the Chrome OS tablet. The compact size ensures that the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 easily fits in a backpack or desk, and the unique cobalt blue color makes it stand out so it's easy to find. Read More »

Fortnite Mobile players have spent $1.5 million in just three days

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To start with, Epic Games is increasing the chances of receiving treasure chests in Fortnite Battle Royale from 50-70 per cent to 80-90 per cent. Now, the Epic Games installment can notch another tally mark in their "win" column. A quick look at the responses to the Epic Games comment shows that many players appear to be in agreement with the default mode change, though several emphasized that the increase should be a "slight" one as mentioned to avoid having massive fortresses available ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile for iOS Launches in Canada

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PUBG Mobile requires iOS 9.0 or later and works on iPhones 5s and later versions. It's too early to predict PUBG Mobile's success, but the PC version sold over 30 million copies and Xbox One fetched another 5 million for the game. That means you'll get the same 8km by 8km map and the same 100-person battle royale action. It will be released to more regions at a later date. In addition, there are daily quests for logging in, quests for playing with friends, killing enemies, and much ... Read More »

Monster Hunter World To Receive First Major Update Next Week

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Changes are incoming for nearly every weapon type in Monster Hunter World - so how does your weapon of choice fare? While exact patch notes aren't live yet and won't be so until the patch is live, Capcom has given a better, detailed look at the Monster Hunter World upcoming changes . Read More »

The best and worst features of Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+

The South Korean manufacturer has already told about the latest update in March, and as we expected, it became available for models of the middle segment. Both also offer wireless charging, so that's a plus. Users can also turn their selfies into emojis. There are virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen while the Bixby button is on the side. Read More »

Android Wear Could be Seeing a Rebrand to Wear OS

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They haven't disclosed any details regarding changing name, but the company must have wanted to remove the Android from the name of a device, as the device is not limited to Android only. Without any official confirmation from Google, Wear OS remains unexplained for now. This function alerts the Android Wear users about a nearby Android Wear device to pair up with it to your current Android Wear device. Read More »

Here's when Apple will reveal what's next for iOS and macOS

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As for what to expect from Apple at WWDC? Specifically, the conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center once again. You can start applying right away up until March 22 10am PDT. This year, Apple will unveil iOS 12 and we could see the new Apple iPad Pro slates that feature an edge-to-edge display, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. Read More »

Fortnite: Battle Royale iOS signups are now open

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A representative of Microsoft said in an email to Kotaku that, Microsoft has worked closely with Nintendo to allow cross-network play between Xbox One and Switch. Popular online shooter Fortnite: Battle Royalehas taken the gaming world by storm, but there's one big limitation that has fans upset. The company is once again blocking cross-play functionality and this is becoming a common trend that is hurting the overall gaming community and more importantly, limiting the future of gaming. Read More »

Watch the best bits of Elon Musk's SXSW talk

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The company is still way behind on its production targets. "If things went a little bit the other way, both companies would be dead", Musk said . He fears another "dark age" should a third world war occur, and feels that Mars will be integral to helping the human race survive and regenerate. Read More »

PUBG has "much work to do" on esports

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We are going to need your feedback on all the new features, especially the new penetration system, so please join our test servers later this week. In a blog post today, game director Brendan " PlayerUnknown " Greene outlined a series of features coming to the game throughout 2018. Read More »

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 "S Mode"

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The messaging on the software was always a bit messy, though, and the company didn't really do itself any favors by launching it on the high-end Surface Laptop . Belfiore tweeted that Windows 10 S is going to be a mode of existing Windows versions next year and "not a distinct version". Thankfully, it seems Microsoft has come to its senses. Read More »

Alexa Outage Brings Super Bowl Commercial to Life, Nearly

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It aims to make Alexa a context-savvy language translator and the report claims that the Alexa group at the company is "seriously exploring" ways to make Alexa more useful across different languages and cultures. In some cases, those connected devices may not work at all, if Alexa is having trouble connecting to the internet. In response, Nest will no longer sell any of its products on Amazon after existing inventory runs out. Read More »

ZTE is releasing a dual-screen smartphone

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In terms of optics, the phone offers a dual rear camera setup that comprises of a 16MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. Surprisingly though, the Blade V9 Vita packs a bit larger battery of 3,200mAh. Naturally, the body is downsized as well, measuring 146.8 x 68.7 x 7.6mm. The smartphone comes with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of internal storage variants. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ price in India; how to pre-book

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Coming to the processor , the Galaxy S9 is powered by the 2.8GHz and 1.7GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (In US and China) and company's own Exynos 8910 chip. The OnePlus 5T is offered in two versions - a 64GB version with 6GB of RAM and a 128GB version with 8GB of RAM . For instance, once pointed at a dish, the s9 camera can show calories and other details of the dish. Read More »

Asus Zenfone 5, lite and 5z announced at #MWC18

The front-facing camera is also dual camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 85.5-degree field of view. According to Asus , its notch is 26 percent smaller than that on the iPhone X, allowing for a more significant 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a larger 6.2in screen size. Read More »

Sony teases its next Xperia phones ahead of MWC

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If the leaked information is legit, you'll be able to buy both the Xperia XZ 2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact from 6 March, with pricing set to start at around £720 and £530, respectively. To achieve an appearance akin to the Galaxy S8's Infinity Display, the Xperia XZ2 should have an all-screen curved-edge front display with nearly nonexistent bezels on the sides. Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale: What's in the Season 3 Battle Pass

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Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 is nearly here, so Epic has revealed new details about the incoming free content drop. There are 76 items in total for you to earn in Season 3. In an official announcement, Epic Games noted that it takes user feedback seriously and uses them as the basis for any game development. What other Fortnite updates are coming up? More items are set to enter the vault as time goes one to make sure the balance of the game remains the same while they continue ... Read More »

Officials searching for missing 11-year-old girl

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Officials with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office said John Peter Byrns, of Hoffman Estates , Illinois, was taken into custody. "This is the best outcome we could have hoped for". Byrns first made contact with the child through an online video game platform. Byrns is now being held for the F.B.I.at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Read More »

EA announces Burnout Paradise Remastered, coming to Xbox One next month

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It was the last title in the Burnout series to date despite Burnout being about a billion times better than your Forzas and Gran Turismos and whathaveyou. This includes the Big Surf Island downloadable content. "Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!" Burnout Paradise Remastered will be available in both digital and physical forms and will cost £34.99 when it launches on console this March. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature stereo speakers and 3D emoji

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If you follow these things, you know that Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 released a year ago has the model name SM-T825. The Plus variant will have an secondary 12MP sensor at the back with f/2.4 aperture. Sources told WinFuture that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would have 64GB of internal storage , which you can expand further by up to 400GB via a microSD card slot. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa can now detect the voice of individual users in Canada

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Echo smart speakers are voice-controlled and have been created to always be ready to take instructions from the users. After nearly six months of wait, Amazon has updated its digital assistant, Alexa , to enable " Individual Voice Profiles " and " Drop-in " feature for all the Echo Devices in India. Read More »

Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel smartphones in 2017

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According to IDC, Google shipped 3.9 million Pixel smartphones previous year, which is not a whole lot when you consider just how many tens of million of units the big players ship in a single quarter. In comparison , according to IDC, Apple shipped a total of 215.8 million iPhones in 2017, equivalent to about 4.15 million units a week. Google has high hopes for the Pixel line. Read More »

Google Introduces AMP for Gmail, Bringing Web-like Actionable Content to Email

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At the moment, the AMP email software has been designed specifically for companies that use email marketing to reach out to customers, but the capabilities are expected to be expanded in the coming months. The feature has been developed in consultation and collaboration with these top content publishers. The AMP Stories product, a visually driven format built on AMP HTML, will begin serving in Google search results today, linked to publishers such as People and CNN . Read More »

Apple's HomePod Is Not The Smartest Of The Smart Speakers

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However, Tien points out three main challenges for HomePod that may influence its product acceptance in existing market. She notes that the HomePod is unable to read out calendar appointments or make phone calls via voice command, and pointed out that it does not work with ubiquitous apps like Uber and Venmo. Read More »