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Amazon Inc Continues to Expand, Buys Whole Foods Market

And Whole Foods shares climbed 29 percent to $42.68 Friday - more than the $42 deal price - indicating investors expect another bidder may emerge. Back in March , Amazon promised a 15-minute window between ordering and pickup for users of its AmazonFresh Pickup service in Seattle , where people fill out their grocery orders online and pick them up (already bagged) at a grocery store. Read More »

Germany set to open its first liberal mosque in Berlin

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For now, the mosque occupies a big room on the third floor of an old red brick Lutheran church. We are defending the good name of Islam. Ates - no stranger to breaking taboos, having called for a "sexual revolution" in the Muslim world - vowed she would not allow ultra-conservatives "to rob me of my right to be Muslim". Read More »

Babysitter, 20, pulled from pool unresponsive after four-year-old calls 911

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Police are investigating the incident but say that they do not consider it to be suspicious. That firefighter then performed CPR until paramedics arrived. A four-year-old called 911 after her babysitter fell into a pool. Her age is not being released. He said it doesn't appear there was a party going on at the time, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Read More »

Gamestop Corporation (GME) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance

Credit Suisse maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $30 target in Monday, March 28 report. 03/24/2017 - Gamestop Corporation had its "sell" rating reiterated by analysts at Benchmark. If you are viewing this piece on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & worldwide copyright legislation. Read More »

Xbox One X can be placed vertically with optional stand

However we should not be expecting that the library of original Xbox games playable on Xbox One will be as extensive as the backwards compatibility lineup of the Xbox 360. Users with standard TV sets may want to upgrade them first before investing in the new console. However, graphics and game choice might be playing a role in how many people actually want the console to begin with. Read More »

Forza 7 to get Xbox One X launch day patch

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There you have it, folks, something interesting is cooking behind-the-closed-doors at Microsoft regarding Xbox One pre-order. And the Nintendo Switch processor is around half of this in clock speed, with the Japanese console delivering 1.02GHz. Read More »

Official news is BAD for Xbox One X players

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Asked about the lack of VR at the Microsoft E3 presentation, Spencer replied saying that he is "long-term bullish", and a "believer in the category", but had some reservations about how suitable it is (in its current state) in the family room environment of the game console. Read More »

Original Xbox Games will not be getting achievements says Xbox VP

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As a result, the six teraflops of Xbox One X won't be needed . In short, Xbox One X is competing with the Switch for the same target demographic, not the PS4 Pro . "If you just look at the specs of what this box is, it's in a different league than any other console that's out there". What Is Microsoft's Plan For The Xbox One X? And quite literally. Read More »

E3 2017: All major announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more

Of course, the competition has a lot of ground to make up. There's a console missing from that equation, and Sony's explanation for why that's the case is not good. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle was one of the biggest surprises at E3 2017 .And that's just 2017. Otherwise, it would have been a stupid move for a firm like Microsoft to stop pre-ordering of their new console. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 enables iPhone NFC tag reading

That said, there is one drag and drop feature that all iOS 11 beta iPhone users already have. Frequent collaborators iDrop News and Benjamin Geskin have now come out with a number of renders to showcase what the handset will look like running the software, alongside a couple of interesting new details. Read More »

30 people have died in Tower fire

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Mohammed Alhajali, a Syrian refugee, was the first person to have been confirmed dead. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited an aid distribution site and were meeting with volunteers. One Moroccan woman in the mosque, Habiba, said she was looking for a 16-year-old Moroccan school girl Nur Huda El Wahabi who is missing, who is best friends with her son Abdul. Read More »

Police name third terrorist after London Bridge attack

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The man, believed to be French national Xavier Thomas (45) was found by specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police's Marine Police Unit who have been scouring the river since Saturday night. But he successfully got them back after a court determined there wasn't enough evidence to arrest him. One man called the anti-terrorism hotline in 2015 , and a woman went to the local police because she was scared Butt was trying to radicalise her children. Read More »

Forza Motorsport 7 Will Be a 100GB Download

They created a new ride with an eye on 4K resolution for Xbox One X , which resulted in increased volume textures. The game runs at native 4K on the Xbox One X with 60 FPS, making it the most advanced racing game now out there. Unlike past titles, however, Forza Motorsport 7 will also reward players for amassing a auto collection, with the size of a user's in-game garage determining the value of post-race rewards such as the aforementioned avatar Driver Gear. Read More »

E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Co-op Revealed

As promised, the tech giant unveiled more details during its E3 Treehouse Live Stream . Yes, Super Mario Odyssey will have a co-op mode. In co-op mode, Cappy hovers at a slight distance above Mario's head, and an onscreen prompt also appears to explain the basic controls. Read More »

Minecraft Will Feature Cross Platform Online Play

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To fully understand Nintendo's approach to gaming , it's important to go back to the 2006 release of the Wii, and what that console's design said about the company. But while both titles will feature cross-play between Switch, Xbox One and Steam, the PlayStation 4 will not. I've been in this industry for quite a while and I see this as an art form. Read More »

Here are the reasons why Sony blocks cross-platform play

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Here are the reasons why Sony's not allowing the said feature on their console. Basically, it means Sony wants to keep it family-friendly, but can it be any more family-friendly than Nintendo? The auto soccer competitive game created by Psyonix is one of the most popular titles across all platforms, which makes for a huge user base. Read More »

Playful's Paul Bettner says Xbox One X is like a high-end PC

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This is also due to the fact that the figure for the machine in the U.S. is around the rather neat $500, or $499 to be precise. Nevertheless, Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Sony , Jim Ryan, stated that the power advantage of the new Xbox One X console over the Playstation 4 Pro won't be that evident when it rolls out. Read More »

College Republicans, Democrats issue joint statement condemning Alexandria shooting

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A statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center released late Wednesday said the bullet that hit Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". The suspected gunman, James T Hodgkinson , died from injuries hours after Wednesday's shooting . Despite the tragedy, Pence said the best of America will shine at Thursday night's congressional baseball game , for which the lawmakers were practicing when they were attacked. Read More »

Protests in Minnesota over Castile verdict

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About 1,500 people marched onto the Interstate at Dale Street before 10:30 Friday night, and the crowd gradually dispersed as the Minnesota State Patrol gave repeated warnings to exit the road. Yanez thought Castile fit the description of a robbery suspect and was reaching for a gun. The rest are white. Yanez testified that he stopped Castile in the St. Read More »

Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

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Meanwhile, shares of Whole Foods rose almost 30%, while the Amazon stock was up over 2%. Amazon already offers grocery-delivery services in five markets, but the Whole Foods purchase would let it expand to many more. Gartner retail analyst Robert Hetu said Amazon could bring pieces of that to Whole Foods to further cut costs. Both Amazon and Whole Foods cater to younger consumers including millennials as well as the affluent. Read More »

Amazon To Buy Upmarket Grocer Whole Foods For US$13.7b

The S&P 500's retail and food categories were hit particularly hard by the news - especially retail businesses who have expanded into the grocery realm in recent years. Hetu said Amazon could make pertinent offers to attract shoppers of one but not the other, or get shoppers of both to buy more. "Limited-assortment" grocers, such as Kettering's Trader Joe's - stores that typically sell private-label goods and less variety in general - are growing quickly now. Read More »

Phil Spencer: Xbox One X is not for everyone

We don't know how many classic Xbox games will be playable from the start, but we already know which games we want the most. Here are the top reasons why we're not buying the Xbox One X . Microsoft is making its newest console the definitive Xbox console to buy, by allowing it run Xbox games as well, through backwards compatibility. Read More »