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Samsung Galaxy S8 prototype reportedly photographed with dual rear cameras

It's the American carrier AT&T which has been releasing Active variants of Samsung's smartphones each and every year. The South Korean giant's first flagship phone since the Note 7 debacle will be available on home shores from Wednesday. And why not, the Galaxy S8 is the successor to the best phone of the year 2016 after all. The feature will not be shipped together with the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is slated to roll out on April 21 in the U.S. Read More

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Gamers get a shot at Asiad medal

Gamers get a shot at Asiad medal

The Asian Games, known as Asiad, are the second largest multi-sports event after the Olympic Games, and so the partnership between the OCA and Alibaba, announced in a launch ceremony yesterday, is big news. The 2022 Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China on September 10-25. The video games that will feature in the Hangzhou Games have not been decided yet. Read More

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Google Earth redesign sees new tours of the world's sites included

Google Earth redesign sees new tours of the world's sites included

With it, you can see in 3D, practically any place on Earth with more details like the city of NY, the Grand Canyon of Colorado, or the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. On April 18, the search giant will reportedly be unveiling the new app. Google says that it will add more stories to Voyager every week. This update brings new features like 3D toggle, a new Voyager option, the I'm Feeling Lucky dice, and more. Read More

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Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

The settlement also comes after an unsuccessful legal challenge by Google. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine. Under the settlement, Google is to pay 439 million rubles (USD 7.8 million) in fines and will not limit the pre- installation of third-party apps, the reports said. Read More

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Find out all the new Microsoft Edge features and improvements here

It sounds more or less the same as the faster of the two options you get when you reset your PC. The Windows 10 Creators Update is the fourth stable build of Windows 10 to release since the OS made its debut in July 2015. Plus, do you really need an excuse to back up vital data? It's time for Windows users to rejoice. If you're the impatient type, there are several ways to get the update sooner, but for the most part, it's best to way. Read More

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There's a Nintendo Direct for Splatoon 2 and ARMS Happening This Week

More details on Splatoon 2 appeared in the latest Nintendo Direct . Nintendo has announced plans to hold a Nintendo Direct conference, to the excitement and joy of Nintendo Switch fans around the world. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more coverage and information. Killing larger enemies gets special eggs that will unlock equipment in the game. The recent Splatoon 2 Global Testfire was a lot of fun, and there were many subtle changes, but the overall experience was very familiar. Read More

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Why is Tom Cruise helping the villain in Mission: Impossible 6?

Why is Tom Cruise helping the villain in Mission: Impossible 6?

Plot detail is still kept under wraps, but McQuarrie has said that " Mission: Impossible 6 " will feature "very different" Ethan Hunt and will explore his character way more deeply than the previous movies did. But she has her schedule in America to work around. Cue the music because Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt and this time around the stunts are definitely bigger and better. Read More

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WH supports repeal of protections

The companies have said the privacy rules put them at a disadvantage compared with websites like Facebook and Google, which aren't normally regulated by the FCC and weren't affected by the rules. Tuesday's measure followed a fierce debate over the rule that would have required service providers to get permission before selling customer data to third parties. Read More

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Comcast Goes Mobile With Cellphone Service For Existing Customers

Comcast Goes Mobile With Cellphone Service For Existing Customers

Comcast operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network, comprised of 16 million hotspots, including some that are installed in customers' homes and businesses, executives said today. "We're not taking on the entire wireless industry", says Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer for Comcast Cable. Rival cable provider Charter Communications Inc CHTR.O plans to launch a wireless service in 2018. Read More

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Officers find mock explosive device at Toronto airport

Officers find mock explosive device at Toronto airport

Meanwhile, U.S. Customs and Border Protection "conducted a joint inspection of the aircraft, rescreening all travelers and baggage". Normal operations at the airport have resumed and the flight has been cleared. "Throughout my career, I have always been very truthful and honest about situations like these, and I'm going to just do that right now", the pilot was heard saying over the plane's intercom via CTV. Read More

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YouTube tweaks ad strategy to curb content stealing

After today, however, that source of income will be shut down. Within a few weeks, YouTube plans to implement a review process for new creators who apply to be in the YouTube Partner Program . YouTube is hoping it can weed out rogue channels that violate its content policies by making it more hard for them to make money. Now, thanks to the new policy, those infringing uploaders will have less incentive to steal content, since they won't be able to make a quick buck in the period ... Read More

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Morrison tells firms to help sell tax cuts

Morrison tells firms to help sell tax cuts

The business tax cuts will cost the budget $24bn over the medium term, half the $48bn over 10 years for the full package. "When we were starting the discussions with the crossbench past year, they weren't prepared to go any further than 10 [million dollars turnover] and we got to 50 in the course of the week". Read More

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Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

As an additional measure, Facebook on Friday will also introduce a list of 10 tips which will help the platform's users identify false news by checking and analyzing website URLs, dates, and mispellings, according to the newspaper. False news runs counter to our mission to connect people with the stories they find meaningful. But don't expect to see direct warnings attached to potentially dubious Canadian news stories any time soon, like some European and American subscribers get. Read More

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Samsung's Tizen is a cracker's dream

Samsung's Tizen is a cracker's dream

The software was found to have 40 un-patched vulnerabilities by a computer security analyst who described Tizen as potentially "the worst code I've ever seen". Motherboard reports that a security researcher has discovered over 40 security vulnerabilities in Samsung's Tizen operating system. He showed during the presentation that the Tizen ecosystem is expanding, with the company encouraging developers to build apps for it, and adding more infrastructure to support the planned growth of ... Read More

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Did BioWare Outsource The Mass Effect Andromeda Facial Animations?

Did BioWare Outsource The Mass Effect Andromeda Facial Animations?

Mass Effect Andromeda was released on 21st March 2017 in North America and 23rd March in Europe, and despite EA's extensive plan's to protect its digital properties it seems it has been cracked already. In fact, one source told Robertson that BioWare didn't see a need to further polish the animations and when they "went out of their way" to offer to do additional work, they were "turned away". Read More

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Twitter Killed The Egg Avatar And People Are Not Happy

Twitter Killed The Egg Avatar And People Are Not Happy

Among those options was a filter that screened out newly created accounts, the ones most likely to sport the egg pic; and a filter to just screen anyone sporting the default pic, regardless of how old their account was. Twitter believes that making the default profile picture a little more generic will allow people to use it a lot less and work towards doing away with anonymity. Read More

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Facebook Takes Stab At Popular Snapchat Feature

Facebook Takes Stab At Popular Snapchat Feature

Useful to note is that while rival Snapchat features a notification based system when someone screenshots your story , Facebook has yet to implement such a feature, so be careful when sending those risqué stories. Facebook also stands to gain a large amount of advertising revenue from the move, through both sponsored filters and promoted Stories . The next features that Facebook introduces will offer some of the answers. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: release date, specs, price, and what's new

Samsung Galaxy S8 launch: release date, specs, price, and what's new

The official Samsung Galaxy S8 launch is just one hour away. The S8 sports a curved display surface similar to that on the edge line of smartphones and have dramatically bigger screens , with minimal bezels on the top and bottom. A blog post from Samsung's head of R&D InJong Rhee detailed how Bixby would offer a "deeper experience" compared to its competitors. Samsung Galaxy display sign . Read More

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Official Google Calendar iPad App Finally Arrives

The new Google Calendar app is, as we'd expect, optimized specifically for the iPad, bringing with it the familiar interface and clean layout. To set up the new feature, users simply need to go to the Google Search app's settings. Sound exciting? You can grab the app from iTunes now. It is named "Trending on Google", and it will show you the current Google Trends when you swipe right on your home screen. Read More

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Top EU Brexit official says Brexit would stun Churchill

She also made clear that she wanted to avoid walking away with no deal, and proposed several principles to guide negotiations. "However, we approach these talks constructively, respectfully, and in a spirit of honest cooperation". During the campaign, several leading Brexiteers were at pains to point out we could exit but remain members of the single market. "In the talks we must clarify how these close ties can be untangled". Read More

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You can now play 'Final Fantasy XIV' for free until level 35

You can now play 'Final Fantasy XIV' for free until level 35

In the meantime, make sure to jump back in with this ongoing free trial for Final Fantasy XIV to see if you want to buy the full game with Stormblood coming out in a few months. The revised 13th chapter is available now, for free, and can be played from the game's main menu. At most , this alternate Chapter 13 is worth checking out to get a better feel of Gladiolus' battle style if players have intentions of picking up this DLC . Read More

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Uber resumes self-driving program in Tempe, Pittsburgh after crash

According to Reuters , Uber carried out a "brief investigation" into the incident before giving the tests - now taking place in the American cities of Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh - the green flag to resume. The company confirmed yesterday that it had been transporting customers with self-driving cars in the state. The New York Times also revealed the company's use of the "Greyball" program that helped Uber identify law enforcement agents who may be trying to catch it operating ... Read More

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Security experts discover Whatsapp flaw which 'exposed millions of users to hackers'

Security experts discover Whatsapp flaw which 'exposed millions of users to hackers'

The messaging services are popular for their security features, including end-to-end encryption that protects data sent via their smartphone apps. When the user receives the message, they are foxed to believe that they are opening an image file. Telegram, an encrypted-messaging service, patched a problem flagged by security researchers, but said the flaw wasn't likely to have affected any users. Read More

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The US dollar is taking a beating in early trading

In Washington Friday, Trump announced the withdrawal of a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new health care system after failing to win a majority support for the bill from the ruling Republican Party. On the contrary of its January high, where the dollar hits its 14-year high at 104.00 and according to Shin Kadota, senior strategist at Barclays Tokyo said: "There isn't much going for the dollar right now and the market will be bracing for its further decline". Read More

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