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Fortnite's explosive success leads Epic Games to reevaluate Paragon

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By now, chances are you've heard of how successful Epic Games' Fortnite has become . A few hours ago, a Community Manager wrote an open letter to the community on Reddit where it's practically confirmed that the studio is now focusing on Fortnite as it became far larger than originally anticipated. Read More »

Instagram to support text stories and new stories screenshot notification!

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Text-only posts have been available on Instagram Stories for some time now, but this added Type feature simply makes it easier and faster for users. Also, it remains unclear if Instagram plans to roll this out to all of its users in the near future. This type of feature was actually first implemented by Instagram for it direct messages. Read More »

Instagram testing new feature to show when you were last active

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To be very clear, your followers can not see when you were most recently on Instagram. Luckily, if you'd rather keep your Instagram addiction to yourself, it's easy to turn the feature off. Disabling the feature will prevent you from seeing the activity status of everyone else, but maybe you should instead consider it a fair trade for hiding your own presence from the world. Read More »

Man fools police with detailed snow vehicle sculpture

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Laprise, a 33-year-old machinist and artist, modeled the vehicle after the DeLorean DMC-12, famously featured in the " Back to the Future " movies, KMSP reported . It's a policy we're not too familiar with here in southeastern NC, but typically you're supposed to keep your vehicle out of the street when the snow plows need to come through. Read More »

Technical Indicators under Consideration: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)

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Financial Advisory Group decreased Wal ( WMT ) stake by 36.19% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock price of HDS is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -3.11% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.16%. The average volume for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:GS) shares can stay above the price resistance around $260.82 a share, that could help propel The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Read More »

BNEF hedging bets on China's solar installations in 2018

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Though some countries, including the US, have moved to support coal-fired power generation over the past year, investments in renewable energy continued to rise, according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance ( BNEF ). The 56% decrease in United Kingdom investment was "in the face of changes in policy support", according to analysts. "Developers of these systems projects are assuming they will be allocated subsidy in future years", Wu explained. Read More »

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees attacked

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He noted that, while pellet guns are the suspected cause of the damage, nothing has yet been ruled out. In response, late Tuesday night, Apple emailed employees to alert them that an untold number of shuttles would be rerouted, adding 30 to 45 minutes to riders' commute. Read More »

Metal Gear Survive Open Beta Available Now On Xbox One

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Victory means loot, and in Metal Gear Survive's alternate reality, that means Kuban Crystals (used too buff your character's attributes and create items) and crafting materials. Players who take part in the beta will receive a FOX HOUND name plate, a Metal Gear Rex head accessory and one bandana accessory when the full game launches. Read More »

Infiniti says it will go 'all electric'

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In this regard, Infiniti says it will offer electrified powertrains starting with 2021, with the same year being marked as the debut timeframe for an all-electric vehicle. Nissan dropped the earlier electric Infiniti program in mid-2014 over concerns it would threaten the financial goals in its "Power 88" mid-term plan, according to people involved in those discussions. Read More »

Those old iPhone batteries? Suing lawyer wants Apple to keep them

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Apple CEO says some of these features will arrive in iOS updates next month (February 2018). Let's dive in to see some more details on the matter under the light of iOS power management that slowed down older iPhones . Cook spoke with Rebecca Jarvis from ABC News in Reno, Nevada, where the CEO helped break ground on Apple's latest data centre expansion. But that's something they ought to have explained better from Day 1 of the software change; most users would never ... Read More »

Amazon Echo Australian Launch: Pricing, Models And Availability

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With these speakers you can play music, get weather updates, set alarms, keep tabs on your appointments, control your lights and do plenty more. Like Google's Assistant , Alexa will have its own way of answering questions and talking to those connection around the home, but more importantly it will have the ability to understand the diverse Australian accents, with the way we speak a big part of what makes a smart speaker usable. Read More »

Overwatch Blizzard World map is coming next week

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The new map is a pretty intricately-designed park featuring areas and references to nearly all of Blizzard's back-catalogue. At long last, it's nearly time to visit Overwatch's newest map, Blizzard World! Relive your memories of Azaroth while playing in a map which is part-assault and part-payload. Read More »

Smartphone spyware can steal WhatsApp messages from Android phones

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Kaspersky Lab's traced Skygofree back to Negg, an Italian IT company that offers spying tools and counts Italian law enforcement among its customers. The researchers found 48 different commands that can be implemented by attackers, which are listed here. The company also found that the spyware appears to be targeting Windows users with recently developed modules. Read More »

Looks like Microsoft's pricy Xbox Elite controller is getting an upgrade

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The new pad has - finally - a USB-C port for charging. However, the image with the stick removed shows a slot that suggests the user can manually turn it to adjust the tension. While the Xbox Elite controller on the market right now offers a premium gaming experience-as it should at its price tag of $149.99-many who bought it complained about faulty bumpers that would constantly pop out or break entirely. Read More »

Rumor: Ubisoft Once Again Hinting At South Park's Arrival On Nintendo Switch

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One of the concerns that gamers and investors had when the Nintendo Switch was launched was whether or not the console would face the issues that plagued the Wii U , which was a lack of games and a lack of consistent releases. "Consumers are not patient with entertainment if you're not able to deliver an all-inclusive package". "Something related to Nintendo is coming". But no further details have been released as yet by Nintendo. Read More »

Liam Mango, family forced to move for 'secirity reasons'

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H&M swiftly apologised and Liam's parents have now revealed they never saw the hoodie the same way as many members of the public. "He has no idea what's going on", Mango says of her son who has been the subject of thousands of memes and remade images of the shoot since the release of the pictures. Read More »

South Africa protests to U.S. embassy over Trump "shithole" remark

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South African politicians have reacted with disbelief regarding the remarks. "Africa is united in its affirmation of the dignity of the people of Africa and the African diaspora". Trump reportedly said the US should allow in more people from places such as Norway. "It's a decapitation of US diplomacy", he said. It said the comments showed that the Trump administration had a "huge misunderstanding of the African continent", and it demanded a US apology to all people of African descent ... Read More »

Bitcoin plunges $1000 in an hour amid fears of escalating crackdowns

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Bitcoin is now trading at around $11,000, which is a major blow to the value of the "people's currency". In the last 24 hours, Ripple has dropped from $1.84 to $1.35. IBD'S TAKE: It is crucial for investors to understand the difference between cryptocurrencies , like Bitcoin, and the blockchain software programs that enable them. Read More »

Here's the New Design of Foldable Samsung Galaxy X

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Models numbers (G960 and G965) in the certificates match the ones seen on FCC's listing earlier. The Galaxy S9 plus also has same model names, except 960 is replaced by 965. Further, it says that the Galaxy S9 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory. If there are any exciting features on the Galaxy S9 , news about them may still be under wraps. Read More »

Xbox Game Preview Patch Notes #5

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Thank you for your incredible support! When PUBG launched on Xbox One many were a little confused as to why the developers mapped the controls the way they did. This new preset is available in the options menu as well as details on the full layout. "We are pushing a fix for an in-game issue that was undermining the core experience for some players", community coordinator PUBG_RoboDanjal wrote . Read More »

Senate Dems at 50-Vote Mark to Block FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

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After the vote, the FCC described the 2015 rules as "heavy-handed utility-style regulation of broadband Internet access service, which imposed substantial costs on the entire Internet ecosystem" and said the agency would be "returning to the traditional light-touch framework" favored by internet service providers. Read More »