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Lawmakers to be allowed a review of Russian Federation probe information Lawmakers to be allowed a review of Russian Federation probe information
- May 23, 2018

Trump also would not state Tuesday he has confidence in the embattled Rosenstein. After earning his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1971, Halper quickly ascended, serving on the White House domestic policy council for President Richard M. (more...)
'13 Reasons Why' Showrunner Defends Controversial Rape Scene '13 Reasons Why' Showrunner Defends Controversial Rape Scene
- May 23, 2018

This time, the series was blasted right out of the gate, by critics and fans. Yorkey said Netflix and Paramount discussed the inclusion of the scene at length, and that he found the less aggressive reaction to Hannah and Jessica's rape scenes in the first season compared to Tyler's in Season 2 an important talking point. (more...)
Will Smith to perform official song for World Cup 2018 Will Smith to perform official song for World Cup 2018
- May 22, 2018

Unofficial tracks and promotional tie-ins include ones from Coca-Cola, who have had its own anthem for the last two competitions. The four are believed to have filmed the video for the World Cup track over the weekend. Smith has been seen dancing around Cartagena, and Nicky Jam tweeted that "the best part is the process". They've been a fixture since 1962 and performers have included Plácido Domingo, who has appeared six times. (more...)
Miley Cyrus Pranks Sleeping Jimmy Kimmel at His Home Miley Cyrus Pranks Sleeping Jimmy Kimmel at His Home
- May 22, 2018

The latest prank premiered on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The 50-year-old chat show host has become victim to a weird, regular prank over the years, which has previously seen both Rihanna and Britney Spears sneak into his house and jump on his bed while Kimmel sleeps. (more...)
EPA bars reporters from public meeting on water contaminant EPA bars reporters from public meeting on water contaminant
- May 22, 2018

The decision follows enormous media scrutiny over the EPA's limitation of reporters allowed to cover an hour of its chemical summit Tuesday morning - including one reporter who says she was forcibly removed from the event. The agency also regularly bars certain media outlets from covering agency announcements. "The principles laid out in this memorandum will reform the process for setting national air quality standards in a manner consistent with cooperative federalism and the rule of law", ... (more...)
Israel becomes first country to use U.S. made F-35 planes Israel becomes first country to use U.S. made F-35 planes
- May 22, 2018

Hailed as a "game-changer" and a "serious upgrade" by Israeli military experts with a $100 million per plane price-tag, Israel first received the F-35 fighter jet from the United States back in December 2016 and a year later they became operational. (more...)
Samsung Announces New A and J Series Budget Devices in India Samsung Announces New A and J Series Budget Devices in India
- May 22, 2018

Samsung Galaxy J8 has a polycarbonate unibody with 6. -inch HD+ Super AMOLED display . On the optics front, the Galaxy A6 ships with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash, and a 16-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. (more...)
Australia's AGL rejects Alinta offer for ageing coal-fired plant Australia's AGL rejects Alinta offer for ageing coal-fired plant
- May 22, 2018

Some of AGL's key officials have stated that the offer undervalued the future cash flows that the firm expected to accrue through Liddell coal-fired power plant till 2022, after which the company plans to shut down the power unit. "AGL's decision is a sensible one". "The offer by Alinta to purchase Liddell was unsolicited and ambiguous, and the union has no confidence that jobs would be secure under such a plan". (more...)
Janet Jackson Bags Billboard Icon Award Janet Jackson Bags Billboard Icon Award
- May 22, 2018

While JLo performed her new song, featuring DJ Khaled and Cardi B - who did not attend the award show, likely because she's pregnant with her first child, but instead performed her verse via video - Twitter was flooded with comments accusing the Shades of Blue actress of lip syncing rather than singing the song live for the first time. (more...)
Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode May Feature Less Than 100 Players Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode May Feature Less Than 100 Players
- May 18, 2018

The Multiplayer mode will also include Solo Missions, which are skill-based missions set within the same narrative world of Black Ops campaigns, between the events of Black Ops II and Black Ops III . "It's a collision course bringing together the worlds of Black Ops in an all-out survival and elimination experience featuring weapons; equipment; land, sea, and air vehicles; RC-XDs; traps; and even Zombies in an experience that is uniquely Black Ops ". (more...)
Chrome will remove the 'Secure' label on HTTPS sites in September Chrome will remove the 'Secure' label on HTTPS sites in September
- May 18, 2018

Users will receive a red warning on HTTP pages whenever they are offering private info. Writing at the time, Emily Schechter, product manager on Chrome's security team, said: "Chrome now indicates HTTP connections with a neutral indicator". (more...)
Nokia X6 could be sold outside China-or not Nokia X6 could be sold outside China-or not
- May 18, 2018

The update was first spotted by TelecomTalk and reveals that the update has been rolled out to Nokia 7 Plus with model number TA-1046 and Nokia 6 (2018 ) with model number TA-1089. The phone boasts a top notch, a 19:9 5.8-inch 2280×1080 screen, and a big focus on camera performance. The company says the glass body comes with a sleek frame and a compact form factor that makes it easy to hold. (more...)
Echo smart speaker: Amazon feels squeeze as Google and Apple make gains Echo smart speaker: Amazon feels squeeze as Google and Apple make gains
- May 18, 2018

One of those smart speaker manufacturers that achieved stronger growth than Amazon in the period was Google . As expected, with the advantage of being the early mover, Amazon leads the market with 43.6% of all the shipments in Q1 2018. (more...)
Zuckerberg to meet European Union officials _ dodging public grilling Zuckerberg to meet European Union officials _ dodging public grilling
- May 18, 2018

Christopher Wylie, the former director of research for Cambridge Analytica and its London-based affiliate company SCL Group, said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday that his company communicated with Russian firms and operatives that could have facilitated access to data from 87 million U.S. (more...)
HTC U12+: A four camera flagship with no notch HTC U12+: A four camera flagship with no notch
- May 18, 2018

HTC sounds like it's doubling up on dual cameras, though, with a pair of shooters also occupying the front of the camera. Coming to the specs, the leakster suggests that the HTC U12 + will flaunt a liquid surface design with a "new pressure-sensitive buttons and a new touch feedback experience". (more...)
Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russian Federation with Crimea Traffic opens on bridge linking southern Russian Federation with Crimea
- May 18, 2018

According to the Russian criminal code, public calls for terrorist activity using the media, including the internet, may carry a fine of up to 1 million rubles (around $16,000) or a prison term of up to seven years. "A miracle has come true", said Russian President Vladimir Putin as he inaugurated a 12-mile bridge May 15, that now connects Crimea with Russia. In another opinion piece on Thursday, Rogan cast himself as a victim, saying that " Russian bots " have sent him and his family ... (more...)
Intel-Mobileye Begin Testing AV Fleet in Jerusalem Intel-Mobileye Begin Testing AV Fleet in Jerusalem
- May 18, 2018

Intel and Mobileye are competing with a number of other chip producers and machine vision systems, including Nvidia, to provide the brains and eyes of standalone cars. The Level 4 systems will begin being marketed in 2021, but Mobileye adds that many of its technologies will soon be purchasable by consumers. Shashua said that based on commitments from automakers, self-driving taxis - called robo-taxis - should start hitting roads around 2021. (more...)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Cover Art Leaked Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Cover Art Leaked
- May 17, 2018

The box art for the game leaked out earlier, but as you can see below it doesn't really give much away about the setting, except that it's not WWII. As spotted by Charlie Intel , here's the cover art for the upcoming Black Ops 4 , which is reportedly featuring three characters possibly wearing exo-suits just as the previous titles in the franchise and somehow Infinite Warfare . (more...)
IPhone X Tesla Costs $4600 consists of Self-Charging Solar Panel IPhone X Tesla Costs $4600 consists of Self-Charging Solar Panel
- May 17, 2018

What's the buzz all about? Russian manufacturer of accessories Caviar started to sell the iPhone version of X with the solar battery, which was called Tesla. According to AppleInsider , Caviar planned to produce only 99 units of iPhone X tesla but based on high demands and pre-orders, the company will now make 999 units. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ Global Rollout Begins Today LG G7 ThinQ Global Rollout Begins Today
- May 17, 2018

LG is going to start the global rollout of the LG G7 this week in its home country of South Korea. Available in three colors, blue, black and red, the 64GB LG G7 ThinQ comes with a price tag of 898,700 won (US$830), with that of the 128-GB LG G7 ThinQ Plus version reaching 976,800 won. (more...)
OnePlus 6 passes scratch, burn, and bend testing OnePlus 6 passes scratch, burn, and bend testing
- May 17, 2018

Company OnePlus has unveiled its new flagship smartphone OnePlus 6 , which received the appearance of the iPhone X. the Gadget has a characteristic "neck" at the top of the screen disposed therein a sensor, and based on the Snapdragon processor 845. (more...)
Hilary Duff Denies 'Altercation' Between Boyfriend Matthew Koma & Neighbor Hilary Duff Denies 'Altercation' Between Boyfriend Matthew Koma & Neighbor
- May 17, 2018

Seriously, what do I do?,' she asked, putting his name all over the screen. To make things even more petty, she called him out BY NAME and even found his ( private) Instagram account to publicly shame him. The Younger actress went on to say that she hadn't a wink of sleep that night after a 15-hour work day because of Dieter's behavior. "Don't be a dick, dude". (more...)
Instagram will soon show how long you spend looking at avocado toast Instagram will soon show how long you spend looking at avocado toast
- May 17, 2018

It was reported yesterday that there's an unannounced "Usage Insights" feature in Instagram's Android app which will enable users to keep track of the time that they spend on the social network. It hasn't been enabled as yet so it's unclear when this feature will be rolled out for all users. The new tool was discovered during an APK teardown, and shows the user the time spent on the app, though there aren't enough details to know the scope of the data provided. (more...)
PUBG Mobile Gets Miramar Desert Map Before Xbox One PUBG Mobile Gets Miramar Desert Map Before Xbox One
- May 17, 2018

It's pretty impressive how much better PUBG Mobile has been getting, and this latest update is definitely worth a reinstall if you've since deleted the game. The update also includes a local quick team feature. Follow more accounts to get instant updates about topics you care about. New in PUBG Mobile 0.5.0The short version of everything new in PUBG Mobile 0.5.0. (more...)
Microsoft Announces Xbox Adaptive Controller For Disabled Gamers Microsoft Announces Xbox Adaptive Controller For Disabled Gamers
- May 17, 2018

The company didn't confirm anything at the time of its appearance; but now it's official. We couldn't be prouder to have their support in introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller. -based AbleGamers, the creation of the Adaptive Controller presents a possible game-changer. More recommended partner devices can be found here . Xbox Adaptive controller is a device targeted to the people who don't have the luxury to use their hands like normal people. (more...)
Walmart Helps Battered Lord & Taylor With E-Commerce Deal Walmart Helps Battered Lord & Taylor With E-Commerce Deal
- May 17, 2018

Yes, the odd couple marriage between Lord & Taylor and Walmart.com, expected to debut in the coming weeks , will pull together some disparate brands. While the new deal may help the old retailer out of a bind, it also will allow Walmart to enter the high-end fashion and accessories business. In addition to the items offered by L&T, Walmart.com's broader fashion offerings will highlight watches, luggage and travel, seasonal shops and premium beauty. (more...)
Ubiosft now taking registrations for The Crew 2 closed beta Ubiosft now taking registrations for The Crew 2 closed beta
- May 17, 2018

The Crew 2 is the follow up to Ubisoft's open-world "CARPG" that featured a fully drivable map of the United States. For those planning on playing on the PC, the system requirements haven't been released yet but will be soon. Anyone that plays in the beta will be able to record and stream footage of the game. Players will also be able to use the Fast-Fav feature, and instantly switch their vehicle type depending on the terrain they encounter as they explore a handsome open world recreation ... (more...)
Guide: Fortnite Rubber Duckie Locations and Map Guide: Fortnite Rubber Duckie Locations and Map
- May 16, 2018

This week's treasure map sends you to the dirt race track on the east coast of the map. You don't have to find all 10 in a single match, though you will have to finish the particular match you're playing to register it as complete. It's pointing you toward one of the hidden star collectible locations. This shouldn't take more than a few games if you get lucky enough to find a weapon as you land. (more...)
Want to Play 'Super Smash Bros.' at E3? Reserve a Ticket Beforehand Want to Play 'Super Smash Bros.' at E3? Reserve a Ticket Beforehand
- May 16, 2018

According to Nintendo, here are no plans for a virtual console on Switch but that doesn't mean it won't be able to run older titles as Switch Online service will bring classic NES games to Nintendo Switch. will maximize your time at the company's booth. "This year our focus is on the upcoming Super Smash Bros . game, and we want as many people as possible to give it a try". (more...)
Bleszinski shares Boss Key games that never came to light Bleszinski shares Boss Key games that never came to light
- May 16, 2018

The first one is a ninja/samurai-dragon theme PvE title which he codenames DragonFlies . DragonFlies had a "feudalpunk" setting where you're able to play as ninjas and samurai. Players would be battling other players in massive DOGs, Destructive Ordinance (on the) Ground while trying to stay safe from the toxic air that inhabited the world. (more...)