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Ford's aggressive SUV and EV roadmap revealed

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Of course the vehicle we're most interested in is the new Bronco and much to our delight, Ford has released a teaser of the upcoming Bronco, plus teasers for the Shelby GT500 and a new small SUV. On the commercial side of things, Ford reports that it will debut a new Transit with 4G LTE in 2019, extend E-Series production into the 2020s and offer more safety features on the E-Series, F-650, F-750 and F59. Read More »

Magna to supply Lyft with kits to make self-driving autos

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Intellectual property created as part of the deal will be jointly shared between the two companies, while Lyft will have access to Magna's existing technology for its self-driving cars. Leading Canadian mobility technology company Magna has invested $200mn in San Francisco's Lyft as the two companies have announced a new partnership aimed at developing a new range of self-driving systems. Read More »

'A Wrinkle in Time' is Rich in Love, Diversity and Glitter

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Coogler, who recently directed the Marvel hit Black Panther showed some serious love for DuVernay on the opening day of her film A Wrinkle In Time , writing a heartfelt ode to their friendship and the fantastic woman she is for espnW. The film is absolutely nonsensical, and not in the fun "they're wearing socks on their hands and mittens on their feet" kind of way, but the annoying "I know there's an explanation for this, but the film forgot to include it" kind of way. Read More »

Google opens up Maps API to game developers

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Google has announced that they are making it's Maps API work with the game engine Unity . Google said that it will be showing off the new Maps gaming tools at the 2018 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Interested developers can head to Google's developer site to know more about the new APIs. Other upcoming AR-based games include Ghostbusters World and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Read More »

Searching address on Google Maps gets easier with 'Plus Codes' in India

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Since the application launched Hindi three years ago, we have been a living proof as it consistently helped us to locate our destination. " If you want to see the Plus Code location: -When you receive the Plus Code , copy it to your clipboard -Open Google Search , paste it and hit search -In the result, tap on the location and voila Similarly you can paste it in Google Maps " search bar itself and see the location. Read More »

Valve adds optional 'Plus' paid subscription to free-to-play Dota 2

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Valve Corp, which develops Dota 2 and both owns and operates PC gaming service Steam, describes the Dota Plus scheme as a replacement for its previous tournament-oriented Battle Pass system. Each level and tier grants Reward Shards and new Hero Chat Wheel responses, respectively. There's a new hero leveling system so you can show everyone how good you are with a specific character, and various other seemingly pointless ways you can pimp your profile. Read More »

Hideki Kamiya wants to remake Devil May Cry

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Capcom is releasing a brand new Devil May Cry HD Collection featuring the first three games in the series. It will be available to all Monster Hunter: World players; you just need to complete the right Event Quest when the time comes. Read More »

Disney Restructures Consumer Products Operations

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Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming service has yet to be named and it is set to launch in late 2019. As part of the reorganization, Disney also combined its theme park and consumer products divisions into a single unit, while maintaining the Media Networks and Studio Entertainment divisions. Read More »

Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Changed in Space

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In a prolonged effort to keep astronauts safe, NASA will continue to study how spaceflight impacts humans and will release the full results from the Kelly twins' study later this year. After returning to Earth , Scott started the process of re-adapting to Earth's gravity and most of the biological changes he experienced in space quickly returned to almost his pre-flight status - some within hours and others in about six months. Read More »

Google Home can now set location-based reminders on your phone

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It's not easy remembering everything, but thanks to the enabling of location-based reminders on Google Home , it's now getting easier to be reminded. To look for a nearby Punjabi restaurant, you can say 'Sabse kareeb Punjabi restaurant kahaan hain?', or for latest updates on cricket you could say 'Cricket ka score kya hain?'. Read More »

Indian scientist who played Table Tennis with Stephen Hawking remembers him

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Hawking died Tuesday at the age of 76 a family spokesman confirmed. Scientifically, Hawking will go down in history as the person who brought together the studies of cosmology, general relativity and quantum theory. Thank you for being an inspiration to everyone". "We are just a slightly advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet orbiting an average star", Hawking told Der Spiegel in 1988. Read More »

Skyrim VR Available For Pre-Order Now

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If you were wondering if you'll be able to play The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR without having to buy it, if you own the classic Skyrim Edition then the answer is now. From battling ancient dragons to exploring rugged mountains and more, Skyrim VR brings to life a complete open world for you to experience any way you choose. Read More »

Man Who Drafted Trump's Wall Plan Charged With Mosque Bombing

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Michael McWhorter , 29, all of Clarence, face one count each of arson in federal court, said U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Gregory G. Brooker. The affidavit filed in support of the District of Minnesota criminal complaint alleges that on August 5, a pipe bomb was thrown through a window of the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Read More »

Microsoft to set up two data centres in the UAE

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We're deepening our investment in the Middle East with these first cloud regions, which will be in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates . "Many customers with particularly sensitive needs, for example in the public sector, prefer our German cloud offering". Read More »

Broadcom ends bid for rival Qualcomm after Trump intervention

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In other words, Trump saw this as a threat to American innovation, perhaps a deliberate strategy to weaken our ability to develop commercial high-speed communications networks like 5G and other future technologies. Broadcom's company's physical headquarters is already in San Jose, California - about 450 miles from Qualcomm's headquarters in San Diego. In such a scenario, Broadcom - which now works under the laws of Singapore - would have been considered as an American company and thus its ... Read More »

Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime

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Walmart will use its own employees and crowd-sourced delivery services to shop for and deliver groceries. Walmart plans to use its team of personal shoppers to pull together orders in stores and will team up with crowdsourced delivery services including Uber to send groceries. Read More »

Twitch Prime Subscribers Getting Free Monthly Games

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Free games have intermittently been made available to Twitch Prime subscribers in the past, of course - and members can now download Devil May Cry HD for free . In the coming months, you can expect to see the remainder of the Indie Amplifier games, such as Tumblestone and High Hell . Ever since it arrived it launched in 2016, subscribers were privy to free games every so often. Read More »

Google to Ban Ads for Cryptocurrency & Initial Coin Offering from June

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Stansfield said in 2018, Google will be adding several new policies that will address adverts in unregulated, overly complex, or speculative financial products like binary options, cryptocurrency , foreign exchange markets and contracts for difference (or CFDs), adding: "we have already updated our gambling policies to address new methods of gambling with items that have real-world value, such as skins gambling". Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 5 launch in India today at 3 pm

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The upcoming Redmi 5 is being promoted by Xiaomi on social media as a "Compact Powerhouse" , with features such as big display, long battery life, fast processor, slim design, and good selfie camera in focus. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 2GB/ 3GB/ 4GB of RAM and 16GB/ 32GB of inbuilt storage. The Redmi 5a Prime has a hybrid 32GB ROM and a 3GB RAM while its counterpart, the Redmi 5a houses 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM. Read More »

Physicist Stephen Hawking has died aged 76

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The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, " A Brief History of Time ", became an worldwide bestseller, making him one of science's biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. Read More »

YouTube Goes Dark on Mobile Devices

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To access the new theme, tap your account icon on the top right, select " Settings ", then select "Dark Theme". From there, you'll notice the background of the app darkens to a deep gray color. It's gentler on the eyes, which could encourage users to spend more time on YouTube's mobile app and possibly let them sleep easier . The dark theme as well accentuates the colours in the app, drawing the true colours of the videos out. Read More »

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Featurette Brings The Crystal Foxes To Life

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Initially, Mark Hamill says that he likes the idea of Sebastian Stan playing Luke Skywalker, but also humbly acknowledges, he's "way more handsome than I am". It seems insane that in 2018, when Star Wars is so enthusiastically pitched at everyone, regardless of gender or race, that a kid of 7 can feel intimidated about wearing a Star Wars t-shirt to the point of tears, but that's what happened to the daughter of N.J Simmons of Phoenix, Arizona. Read More »

Weekend Box Office: 'Wrinkle in Time' Flattened by 'Panther'

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He revealed that the two met five years ago in 2013. The director recalled how DuVernay, a publicist-turned-director, was "already one of (his) heroes" before he met her. The Disney film , directed by Ava DuVernay , boasts an incredible cast - including Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon - but a negative reception from critics risked denting its returns in cinemas. Read More »