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Lindsey Vonn Tweets Fierce War Cry For 'Likely' Last Olympic Downhill Race Lindsey Vonn Tweets Fierce War Cry For 'Likely' Last Olympic Downhill Race
- February 21, 2018

As for what's next for the ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods, she's headed to the downhill competition for women's skiing and is expected to also compete on Friday for the combined skiing contest. Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin, the Pyeongchang giant slalom champion, was able to manage only the 15th fastest time in 1:41.55, 1.8 seconds off the pace, and walked straight past reporters without speaking. (more...)
Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US Russian Federation succeeding beyond 'wildest dreams' as probe divides US
- February 21, 2018

Under a mandate and deadline from Congress, the administration in late January released a public report listing Russians who have gained wealth or power under President Vladimir Putin - 114 politicians and 96 "oligarchs" in all. The Russian government was attracted to the prospect of a Trump presidency because it viewed it as a wrecking ball and a total clown. "The results of the election were not impacted". (more...)
Researchers show off electronic skin that displays users' health stats Researchers show off electronic skin that displays users' health stats
- February 21, 2018

The inbuilt sensor can also be worn for a week without causing any inflammation and can be paired with a smartphone letting you store data in the cloud. "Because this device can stretch, we now can paste a display on things with complex shapes, like skin", Someya said . The team explains that this is because of its novel structure, which is said to minimise the stress resulting from stretching on the juncture of hard materials, such as the micro LEDs and soft materials like the elastic ... (more...)
Sony Pictures passed on buying nearly every Marvel character for $25 million Sony Pictures passed on buying nearly every Marvel character for $25 million
- February 21, 2018

According to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz , that's when Feige swooped in. Sony is planning to release their Venom movie later this year, but a lot of fans agree that the character isn't worth squat if he won't be facing off with Spider-Man at some point. (more...)
Iranian security forces killed in clashes with Sufi protesters Iranian security forces killed in clashes with Sufi protesters
- February 21, 2018

While the Sufi protests are unrelated, they are another show of public defiance prompting a robust response from the Islamic Republic's security forces. "We are anxious about our security in the area [and] are defending our leader. Our resolve is to defend him up to the last drop of our blood", he said . (more...)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS races into Geneva with 520 hp Porsche 911 GT3 RS races into Geneva with 520 hp
- February 21, 2018

Indeed, every element of the GT3 RS's make-up has been finessed in the pursuit of greater efficiency and speed. Under the hood, this specific model is likely a Carrera and not the range topper Turbo S as it does not sport the wider fenders and fixed rear wing. (more...)
Lexus Confirms UX Reveal For Geneva With This Teaser Lexus Confirms UX Reveal For Geneva With This Teaser
- February 21, 2018

The Lexus UX concept unveiled at the 2016 Paris auto show is about to spawn a production version . That said, it looks like the production version of the UX concept will also debut, and if it still looks anything like the concept (pictured below), it will be anything but tiresome. (more...)
Hacker group manages to run Linux on the Nintendo Switch Hacker group manages to run Linux on the Nintendo Switch
- February 20, 2018

Fail0verflow, a squad of console hackers, have cracked the Switch wide open and managed to turn it into a Linux tablet. On February 6, fail0verflow posted a photo on Twitter that appeared to show Linux running on the Switch, though it only displayed the bootup screen. (more...)
Snapchat gets GIF stickers and some changes to app redesign Snapchat gets GIF stickers and some changes to app redesign
- February 20, 2018

The company is changing the way that the friends and publishers pages in the app - the central part of the redesign, and the one that has become so intensely hated - will appear. Just press and hold on the sticker to pin it to something. Back toward the end of January, Instagram launched support for GIF stickers in Stories . (more...)
Farewell to Jupiter's Great Red Spot? Farewell to Jupiter's Great Red Spot?
- February 20, 2018

Even the scientists were stunned by the details provided by the spacecraft. So far the longest storm that Earth has experienced occurred in 1991 when Hurricane John had lasted for a span of 31 days. Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be the most iconic feature of any planet in our solar system, and yet scientists have come to the astonishing conclusion that it may disappear in our lifetimes. (more...)
Fortnite Season 3 Rewards and Items Revealed Fortnite Season 3 Rewards and Items Revealed
- February 20, 2018

Season 3's Battle Pass includes 100 tiers, compared to the 70 the previous one had , and brings 30 more unlockable cosmetics for your character, if you manage to reach tier 100. Epic Games gave us a sneak peek at the upcoming Battle Pass and the early returns make us a little more excited. Gamers that don't have the time to grind it out can purchase their way through the pass at 150 V-Bucks per tier. (more...)
Job Listings Hint Spotify Working on its 'First Physical Products' Job Listings Hint Spotify Working on its 'First Physical Products'
- February 20, 2018

The job listings , which were first spotted by MusicAlly , are just the latest evidence that Spotify is looking to make its own hardware. Chances are good that these will be smart, connected speakers of some kind, however, since it seems like a logical first step into the hardware world for software-focused Spotify. (more...)
Assassin's Creed Origins - The interactive museum experience Assassin's Creed Origins - The interactive museum experience
- February 20, 2018

The first game mode is New Game+ which allows players to start the entire game from the first level but everything that you have saved so far including achievements, unlocked weapons, skills, and outfits. You are starting a new game, however, so story progression (quests, targets), world progression (locations), and any items received from quests will not show up until you finish the story missions they're associated with. (more...)
Burnout Paradise Remastered Set to Release in March 2018 Burnout Paradise Remastered Set to Release in March 2018
- February 20, 2018

Unlike the Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box which is now on Steam, however, the new PC remaster will include the previously console-only Big Surf Island expansion. In addition to this, there's support for 4K resolution and 60fps gameplay on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X . EA has confirmed what we all knew already: Burnout Paradise Remastered is real, and it's out in March. (more...)
March's Games with Gold include Trials of the Blood Dragon and SUPERHOT March's Games with Gold include Trials of the Blood Dragon and SUPERHOT
- February 20, 2018

As always, both Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. This seems relatively early for the Games with Gold selection to drop, but you can consider this a reminder to pick up the current crop of games you can download for free with a Gold membership, available for one more week. (more...)
SpaceX Pushes Back Starlink Satellite Launch To Feb. 21 For Further Testing
- February 20, 2018

The rocket was scheduled for launch in early Sunday a pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base but was subsequently delayed to allow extra checks. The estimated cost of Falcon 9 launch is now at around $63 million, assuming total expendable configuration, so cutting a potential $6 million from that total, on top of reusable booster benefits, could be significant. (more...)
Could this be the end of Sony Mobile's dated blocky designs? Could this be the end of Sony Mobile's dated blocky designs?
- February 20, 2018

There haven't been any rumors about it doing so though, so the theory is a bit of a stretch. We can also make out from the teaser that it could be a hint towards a curved design on the front or a flexible panel altogether. Notwithstanding, the clues that Sony has allowed to leak out so far served to jumpstart the speculations on what the next flagship package, which is rumored to take the name Xperia XZ Pro, will deliver once it slides out of the box. (more...)
University of Miami becomes star of new Drake video University of Miami becomes star of new Drake video
- February 20, 2018

He performs at both of the locations in the " God's Plan " video . We gave it all away. Drake's single, " God's Plan ", has held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for its third week, making it the first song ever to get three weeks of more than 75 million streams from the USA, said Nielsen Music as told by Billboard . (more...)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut running back Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut running back Doug Martin
- February 20, 2018

The Bucs announced the release of Martin on Tuesday freeing up $6.75 million in salary cap space. Martin, a former first-round pick by the Buccaneers in the 2012 NFL Draft , has been as up and down as they come in terms of performance. (more...)
Hoffman Estates man charged with kidnapping 11-year-old Florida girl Hoffman Estates man charged with kidnapping 11-year-old Florida girl
- February 20, 2018

Johnson's phone was being tracked by the Orange County Sheriff's Office as she was traveling north with 24-year-old John Byrns of IL. The two had started communicating through PlayStation games, with Byrns posing as a teenage girl, according to investigators. (more...)
Water recedes on Ohio River; more rain expected Water recedes on Ohio River; more rain expected
- February 20, 2018

According to the NWS, the river was expected to reach flood stage on Sunday afternoon and continue to rise to almost 55 feet by early Tuesday afternoon. Kistner said the major flood stage point at this point of the river is around 48 feet. Kistner did note flooding should not be anything like the flooding in northern communities. (more...)
Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system
- February 20, 2018

The Japanese electronics giant, along with Daiwa Motor Transportation Corporation and five other taxi firms, will aim to establish the new company in the spring. Other rivals in the market include Toyota, which is partnering with mobile application developer JapanTaxi and taxi firm Nihon Kotsu on its own AI-based dispatch system. (more...)
There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone There's an iOS bug, and this is how it affects your iPhone
- February 20, 2018

While there wasn't an exact reason why this was happening, Apple has nonetheless fixed it in a new update rolling out to iPhones , iPads , and iPod touches in the form of iOS 11.2.6. You can check the security update contents of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 supplement update from here. Affected devices that received messages with the Indian character experienced series of crashes that rendered apps such as Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp unusable. (more...)
Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services
- February 20, 2018

According to the announcement however, notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, as well as newer phones running Windows 10 Mobile continue to be fully supported. Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications . Many have jumped at declaring that this is Microsoft's next move in nixing the Windows Phone products completely. (more...)
Poland PM: Holocaust saw 'Polish perpetrators as there were Jewish perpetrators' Poland PM: Holocaust saw 'Polish perpetrators as there were Jewish perpetrators'
- February 19, 2018

Appearing at the Munich Security Conference, Morawiecki was questioned by a journalist who told of his mother's narrow escape from the Gestapo in Poland after learning that neighbours were planning to denounce them. "The Jewish state will not allow the murdered to be blamed for their own murder", said Lapid. "This partisan tactic consists in spreading the feeling in Poland that they're being treated unjustly overseas", Norbert Roettgen told the Thursday issue of the German newspaper ... (more...)
SpaceX Delaying Latest Falcon 9 Launch SpaceX Delaying Latest Falcon 9 Launch
- February 19, 2018

Here's what you need to know about it. "They would be moving around the Earth and giving a lot more coverage". As per the previous report , initially, the Falcon 9 was scheduled to blast off from a launch pad at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on 18th February. (more...)
Jivi Mobile Partners With Reliance Jio For 4G Smartphones At Rs 699! Jivi Mobile Partners With Reliance Jio For 4G Smartphones At Rs 699!
- February 19, 2018

With recharge of Rs 198, Reliance Jio is offering 2GB data per day or 56GB data during its 28 days validity. Under the offer, the smartphone has been discounted further and the cost of owing the Energy E3 comes down to Rs 699. The Jivi Energy E3 smartphone is a dual SIM mobile featured with two 4G VoLTE enabled SIM slots. The device houses a 4-inch WVGA screen which has a 2Megapixel front facing camera and at the rear panel it sports a 5 Megapixel camera. (more...)
Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling Idea launches Rs 109 pack with 1GB data, unlimited calling
- February 19, 2018

So if you are Idea customer and need unlimited calls and less data, this plan is the best for you. Furthermore, beyond the bundled calls, subscribers will be charged at 1 paisa per second for calls. All local calls, STD calls and Roaming Calls are free in the Rs.9 pack of Airtel. The new plan is similar to Idea Cellular's Rs 93 plan which has a validity for ten days . (more...)
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on fills in some of the gaps Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 hands-on fills in some of the gaps
- February 19, 2018

The leak reiterates that the Galaxy S9 + has a dual camera and that the camera on both models will feature f/1.5 and f/2.4 variable aperture. Low light shooting will also be improved in the Galaxy S9 generation, as Samsung particularly concentrates on the photographic capabilities of the device. (more...)
Google App (Beta) is now offering to Edit or Share your screenshots Google App (Beta) is now offering to Edit or Share your screenshots
- February 19, 2018

Opting into the beta is a breeze, and you can be up-and-running with the new version in a matter of moments. With the upcoming updates, it seems Google is finally ready to roll out the feature to everyone. If you say yes and allow permission you'll be offered the option to edit or share next time you take a screenshot. Then they can make changes to the screenshot, such as crop the image, or even doodle on it to make notes. (more...)