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The New York Times is selling a unique Star Wars book

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There are a ton of Star Wars books out there, ranging from novels to official reference books to unofficial histories and biographies. The New York Times has recently released a Star Wars book of its own: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, which compiles most of the publications’ coverage on the franchise. The coffee table book begins its c... Read More
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Bipartisan bill would reform harassment response

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Several sexual harassment reports revealed nearly $200,000 of taxpayer money had been used to settle cases since 2003.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75552/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: a Bill Introduced This Week In The House Of Representatives Is Aimed At Changing how Sexual Misconduct Complaints Are handled And It Includes A Requirement That Lawmakers Pay Out Settlements themselves A String Of Sexual Harassment Reports Involving Four House Members Revealed Nearly Two Hundred Thousand Dollars Of Taxpaye... Read More
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How Trump has changed what it means to be conservative

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One year after President Donald Trump's inauguration, conservatives are split over his policies. Some praise his actions on tax law, judges and regulation, many of which fall in line with conservative orthodoxy. But for others, concerns over his public temperament and character have deepened. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield reports on a divided view of the presidency.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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IOC approves North Korea for Winter Olympics

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On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee approved several measures regarding North Korea's participation in the 2018 Winter Games.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75550/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: It's Official Athletes From North Korea Will Compete In The Upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics In Pyeongchang South Korea On Saturday The International Olympic Committee Gave The Okay For The North To send To The Games 22 Athletes 24 Officials And 21 Media Personnel And For the First Time North And South Kor... Read More
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Senators go against party line in shutdown vote

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Many of the Democrats who voted "yes" are up for re-election in red states. The Republicans who voted "no" each have their own reasons.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75549/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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What it’s really like to be sued by a patent troll — and how to stop it

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Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), are entities that acquire patents for the sole purpose of suing companies in order to monetize them. They also happen to make a habit of piling on a tremendous amount of added work, expense, and stress onto legitimate operating companies. Preparing for possible litigation has become a standard “cost of doing business” over the years. As the General Counsel of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE USA, Inc.), I’ve spent the last few years engaging in battles with patent trolls, at a cost to my company and colleagues. Meanwhile, the PAEs themselves faced few ramifications. Recently, my company joined patent protection network LOT and the Open Innovation Ne... Read More
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The disturbing single-location thriller The Guilty explores the problem with good intentions

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Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The unspoken hope of attending a film festival like Sundance is that you could just stumble upon some small, incredibly effective film that might otherwise have never crossed your radar. That’s precisely the case with The Guilty, an engrossing Danish thriller from first-time feature director Gustav Möller that’s playing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition category. The story of an emergency dispatcher who’s suddenly caught up in trying to solve a kidnapping from behind his desk, the... Read More
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Michael Wolff claims Trump may be having an affair in White House

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Michael Wolff appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night with bombshell claims that President Trump may be having an affair in the White House.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2DRk8xJSubscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Islip Councilwoman Apologizes for Facebook Controversy

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Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt apologized Saturday for a social media post she made about several foreign nations that prompted critics to plan a protest outside Islip Town Hall next week. In a since-deleted Facebook post, the Republican former News12 Long Island anchor made a thinly veiled reference to President Donald Trump’s widely reported terming of Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” “I’m looking a warm getaways for kids February break,” she wrote Friday. “I’m wondering about El Salvador, Haiti or Somalia #recommendations ?” The post, a screen grab of which was saved and has been shared on social media, generat... Read More
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Overwatch League: An owner’s view of the latest esports sensation

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Kevin Chou is a freshman among the owners of esports teams. But so far, so good for the CEO of KSV Esports, which owns the Seoul Dynasty team in the Overwatch League. Seoul Dynasty is up 4-0 in its matches so far in Blizzard Entertainment’s brand new esports league, which drew more than 10 million viewers in its debut week. Chou, former CEO of mobile game company Kabam, acquired a franchise for an official regional Overwatch e... Read More
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Ryan Blames Democrats For “Reckless Shutdown”

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Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says the partial government shutdown is "inflicting needless uncertainty on our country" and he is blaming it all on Senate Democrats. (Jan. 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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US government shut down 🇺🇸: Who’s to blame? | Inside Story

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Who's to blame for the US government shut down?Donald Trump's first year anniversary as US President will certainly go down in history. It was the day the government shut down after Congress failed to back a bill to fund federal agencies.Hundreds of thousands of government workers are affected. Some will stay home because their offices will be closed. Others will work without pay.Republicans and Democrats blame each other for not reaching a last minute deal. Talks broke down over issues related to immigrants and border security. So, what will happen next? And what does it mean for Trump's administration?Presenter: Hashem AhelbarraGuests:Oliver McGee, former Ass... Read More
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Facebook to rank news outlets on trustworthiness

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Facebook will ask users what news outlets they trust and use responses to prioritize publishers in News Feed.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75546/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Facebook Is Giving Power Back To The people By Letting Them Choose Which News sources Should Be Prioritized On The Site CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announced Facebook Will Start Asking Community Members Which Outlets They Recognize And trust Their Answers Will Help Determine what Sources The Site Prioritizes Facebook Will Do That By Using ... Read More
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Government to keep parks open during shutdown

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Republicans took the brunt of criticism when parks and monuments closed during the 2013 shutdown.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75547/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Non-Profit ‘CGCC’ bridging gap between Chinese and Americans

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Some non-profit organizations are promoting exchanges between Chinese and Americans. In the United States, the China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) has been working towards this goal.“In the past 12 years, CGCC has been striving to realize the value of connecting people, building business, and to make it a platform for effective dialogues and bridging the gap in US-China economic relations,” Xu Chen, the Chairman of CGCC, said at a Chinese Lunar New Year Gala in New York.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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New trailers: Tomb Raider, The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, and more

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The Sundance Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, so this week has been absolutely packed with trailers as distributors try to hype movies headed to the festival that they’ve already scooped up in pre-show negotiations. I’ve included a few of the bigger films and more striking trailers here, but I’d encourage you to check out The Film Stage’s roundup if you want to see a lot more. Most of these films won’t be playing widely for some time though, so consider it a very early preview of what’s to come. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled to The Verge this week as... Read More
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Lawmakers play blame game during shutdown

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Between #DemocratShutdown, #SchumerShutdown and #TrumpShutdown, who's actually to blame?Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75545/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Government Shut Down Friday Night and Many Are Looking... Read More
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Convoy of Turkish tanks reaches Syrian border near Kilis

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A Turkish military convoy was seen making its way to the country's border with Syria on Saturday. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.co... Read More
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Turkish F-16 jets leave Afrin wreathed in black smoke

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Turkish planes have started bombing Kurdish targets in the Syrian city of Afrin on Saturday, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this morning the beginning of a ground operation against Kurdish forces in Syria. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8xdsCOURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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A divided US 🇺🇸 grows further apart after Trump’s first year

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Rarely in recent years has the US appeared so polarised on fundamental issues like race, gender, and prosperity.A new poll published to mark one year since the inauguration shows the problem of a divided nation under Trump.Three in Four Americans say the country is clearly divided, six in ten say they don't have trust in the political system, and six in ten say racial tensions have increased.The divide is most notable with women, who tend to vote democratic, and with people of colour who are less likely to support Donald Trump.Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher travelled to a state Trump unexpectedly won in 2016, Pennsylvania, to see how deep the divide really is.- Subscribe to our c... Read More
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Riot police fire tear gas not at inmates, but guards, at Corsica prison

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In France riot police have moved in on a prison in Corsica, firing tear gas not at inmates, but guards. Unrest flared while the prison staff took part in a week-long, nationwide strike, over what they say are dangerous working conditions, including escalating attacks on guards.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube... Read More
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Trump’s White House website is one year old. It’s still ignoring LGBT issues, climate change, and a lot more

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Shortly after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, news sites began reporting that pages for LGBT rights, climate change, and other key issues had been scrubbed from the White House website. This wasn’t quite accurate. The Obama White House’s entire site had been rolled over to an archived address... Read More
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It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

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If you listen to audiobooks, chances are that you’ve probably purchased it from Audible. Now, it looks as though Google will begin selling audiobooks trough its Google Play store. 9to5Google is reporting that the company has begun advertising audiobooks, and that a user’s first audiobook purchase will be 50 percent off. The hub isn’t currently accessible, and 9to5Google says that there’s no indication of when the store will go live. But it seems that the company is laying the groundwork for an audiob... Read More
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Midwest startup exits surged in 2017

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A year ago, the Midwest saw one of its largest tech exits to-date: the January 2017 $1.1 billion sale of CoverMyMeds to San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. The CoverMyMeds exit was the biggest in Ohio history, and it signaled an upward growth trajectory in exit activity from 2016. When it comes to Midwest exits, 2017 was an extremely strong year. Through an analysis conducted with data from Pitchbook, Mattermark, and our own proprietary research, Hyde Park Angels looked at the biggest disclosed exits of 2016 and 2017 in what we consider the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. VentureBeat’s Hea... Read More
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Keiser Report: Pharmaceutical Holocaust (E 1178)

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Max and Stacy discuss the latest numbers on the opioid crisis in America and what they mean for the future health of the economy. In the second half, Max continues his interview with Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen about the energy sector and the associated geopolitics.Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/WATCH all Keiser Report shows here:... Read More
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Android Malware, Free Speech, and More Security News This Week

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This week, Hawaii reeled after an emergency text alert about an impending nuclear missile attack triggered panic—and then turned out to be a false alarm. Researchers provided more details about the sophisticated Triton malware that targets industrial control systems and impacted a real-world plant last year. The anti-fascist far-left movement known as Antifa gets some of its intelligence from a ... Read More
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Trump renews opioid crisis emergency declaration

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But the White House hasn't yet announced new funding or resources for the crisis.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75541/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Trump Administration Just Renewed Its Emergency Declaration For The Opioid Crisis Days Before The Original Order Was Set To Expire A Spokesperson For The US Department Of Health And Human Services Said Friday This Is Further Evidence Of The Trump Administration's Strong Ongoing Commitment To Addressing This Crisis And Protecting The Health and Wel... Read More
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Phoenix premieres new Van Sant film at Sundance

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At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Joaquin Phoenix talks about playing alcoholic quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan in Gus Van Sant's new movie, "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot." (Jan. 20)Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals ... Read More
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Kenyans help keep vulnerable elephants safe

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A community-run conservation project in northern Kenya is working to keep young and vulnerable elephants safe.Now locals are also stepping in to help save the elephants while working to improve their own livelihoods.The sanctuary falls under the Namunyak conservancy which is home to about 30,000 people.Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Samburu County, Kenya.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on ... Read More
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Iran’s wealth gap: tens of millions struggle to get by

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Recent anti-government demonstrations in Iran exposed the growing divide between rich and poor.While one or two percent of the population enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, millions of Iranians are struggling to make ends meet.In 2017, Iran's government set the poverty line at about $480 a month per household.Thirty-three percent of the population lives below the line, that's more than 24 million people. But it's also a struggle for many living above the line.The median income for an average household is about $885, just $2 more than the minimum they need to get by.That means that for most Iranians there is virtually nothing left to save for the future.Al Jazeera's Zein Ba... Read More
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Sundance film festival overshadowed by sex scandals

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The 35th annual Sundance film festival is under way in Park City in the US state of Utah.It's the world's leading showcase for independent films.But this year's event has been overshadowed by the industry's recent sexual misconduct scandals.Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Utah, US.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Moustache Brewing Rides Craft Beer Boom

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Lauri Spitz and her husband Matt are the force behind Moustache Brewing Co. (Rashed Mian/Long Island Press) The craft beer industry on Long Island is frothing over, with eight breweries opening new tasting rooms last year and another 10 more breweries announcing plans to open tasting rooms in 2018. That would bring the total number of local craft breweries with tasting rooms to 40, which is remarkable considering that in 2012 there were just nine. Nowhere on LI has this growth been more apparent than in Riverhead, which is home to five breweries with another three planning to open this year. One of the fastest growing is Moustache Brewing Co., which first opened on Hallett Avenue in 2014.... Read More
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No, the Moon can’t help you predict the next earthquake

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The popular myth that strong earthquakes happen during certain Moon phases has no basis in science, according to new research. Susan Hough, a scientist at the US Geological Survey, pored over 400 years of data from over 200 earthquakes of magnitude eight or larger. She looked at the day the earthquakes occurred, and what phases the Moon was in. And she found no link between the ground shaking and the position of the Earth and the Moon in the sky, according to a study published this week in Seismological Research Letters. ... Read More
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Esports advertisers need to be fans first, marketers second

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Just because New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady is good at football doesn’t mean he’s good at Madden. And just because you’re good at marketing doesn’t mean you’re good at esports marketing. While esports may not yet have the same name recognition as soccer, football, or baseball, the prospect of it soon joining their ranks is not too far-fetched. As the owner of 10 major esports brands, we at Gamurs Group have seen and reported on the esports industry rapidly gaining steam and grabbing the attention of fans across the world. According to a recent report by IHS Market, in fact, the amount of time spent watch... Read More
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Secret House memo allegedly reveals FBI ‘abuse’ & anti-Trump bias

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‘Absolutely shocking’ – that’s how a group of US Republican Congressmen reacted after seeing a new top secret intelligence document. They believe it details the abuse of surveillance powers under the Obama administration.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebo... Read More
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Plane buffeted by gusts of wind in harrowing landing

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A Eurowings turboprop airliner made a nail-biting landing in Dusseldorf after encountering the winds of storm Friederike, which wrought havoc across Germany.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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745 kilos of Cocaine found in… pineapples

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Spanish police have seized 745 kilograms of cocaine being smuggled into the country INSIDE PINEAPPLES!Courtesy: Policía NacionalRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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USC’s New Class Shows It’s All in on Patents

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What’s the secret to success that every aspiring entrepreneur has learned from watching the smash hit reality-TV show Shark Tank? “Unless you have a patent or some proprietary technology,” Shark Tank host Robert Herjavec has said time and time again to contestants, “you’re gonna be in trouble.” After which he invariably announces, “I’m out!” To be sure, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets — collectively, intellectual property (IP) — are not the only requirements for business success. But there is no denying that the intellectual property rights to an innovation — and knowing how to leverage them — are vital to getting funded by venture investors.... Read More
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CancerSEEK to detect the disease with a new blood test

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The aim of the test, CancerSEEK, is to catch the disease early and save lives.Scientists at John Hopkins University in Baltimore analysed more than a thousand cancer patients who had shown symptoms of cancer, to see whether this new test would accurately confirm the diagnosis, and they discovered that for certain tumours, the CancerSEEK test was up to 98% accurate.As a tumour grows, cancerous cells within it change, reproduce and die. When cancer cells die, they can also release DNA and other fragments that get into blood. CancerSEEK is described as a 'liquid biopsy' and analyses a patient's blood sample for traces of that cancer DNA and through identifying which genes and mutations are most ac... Read More
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London Lumiere festival: City in different light

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London's bleak winter is getting a bright makeover.Landmarks in the city have been adorned with lights and installations as part of the four-day Lumiere festival.The works of dozens of British and international artists are also being put on display in some of the capital's best-known buildings.Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from London, UK.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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‘Fake news’ Red Button: Italians asked to report bogus news to police

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Ahead of March's general election, Italy has launched a website targeting fake news. If someone wants to report a fake all they have to do is click a special link online.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Is the US recovery all down to Trumponomics? – Counting the Cost

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When US President Donald Trump took office one year ago, he promised that economic protection and his "America first" approach would lead to great prosperity and strength.He also vowed to change course on a number of international policies and agreements. That prompted warnings he might boost the US economy in the short term, but trigger a global depression.Since then, there's been a number of positive economic data on the domestic front. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has raced past the 26,000 mark for the first time in history.So how much credit can Trump take for some of the gains seen on the domestic front?James Knightley, the chief international economist with ING Bank, say... Read More
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True Hollywood minority: How film industry shuns disabled actors

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A US disability rights group has hit out at film directors for failing to cast people with disabilities to portray the disabled. The group’s president says it’s offensive and humiliates actors with disabilities, a group of whom have accused directors of discrimination. However, some think the problem is exaggerated.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Covfefe, Little Rocket Man and ‘stable genius’: A year of Trumpisms

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One year into his presidency, there were myriad ways Donald Trump broke the presidential mould, from excruciatingly lengthy handshakes with the French president, to verbal jousts with North Korea.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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How America Has Changed During Trump’s First Year In Office, By The Numbers

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Enlarge this image Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump's inauguration. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Trump Has Revealed Assumptions About Handling Presidential Wealth, Businesses

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Enlarge this image Donald Trump is sworn in as president of the United States on January 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle captio... Read More
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Trump’s First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

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As a candidate for president, Donald J. Trump scarcely mentioned the word "tech." One year since he took the oath of office, that hasn't changed much. And yet just a year in, the Trump administration has shaped policy in ways that will radically alter the country's long-term ability to innovate—and often not for the better. Trump's public relationship with tech titans has eroded, thanks to his positions on immigration, climate change, and more, despite attempts to build up goodwill during his transition to the White House. Meanwhile, the ... Read More
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How to Pre-Order Both of Nintendo’s Labo Kits

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Nintendo has sold a lot of Switches in the last year thanks to the console's unique ability to play games on a TV and on the go, but also thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Though they came from 30+ year-old franchises, both games helped millions fall in love with them all over again. In 2018, Nintendo is setting its sights in a direction it hasn't aimed at before: the do-it yourself crowd. ... Read More
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Sketchfab debuts object store for 3D and virtual reality creators

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Sketchfab is taking one of its biggest steps yet today and launching features so that users can buy and sell 3D objects. The startup is supporting the industry standard glTF as its download format, which should make it easy for creators to take the objects purchased from the siteand import them into creativity software. Google recently launched Poly, which offers similar functionality, but that service is more focused on objects with a limited amount of detail. In addition, Poly launched with only free functionality — so there are no built in tools for creators to us... Read More
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Pope Francis defends indigenous groups in Peru

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Pope Francis has called for the protection of indigenous people while visiting the heart of Peru's Amazon forest.The head of the Catholic Church condemned the exploitation of timber, gas and gold in the area, which he said is endangering native Peruvians.He said native Peruvians have never been more threatened and urged the government to recognise their culture.Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Madre de Dios, Peru.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh afraid to go home

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Rohingya refugees who escaped to Bangladesh are due to start returning to Myanmar next week.More than 650,000 are living in makeshift camps after fleeing violence and persecution over the past five months.But the UN and rights groups are raising grave concerns about the repatriation process.Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us... Read More
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The story of the Turpin family at center of abuse allegations | ABC News

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David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 counts that included charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.--SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK... Read More
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A year of Trump: Reversing Obama-era environmental policies

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In his first year in power, President Donald Trump has stripped away many Obama-era environmental policies.His announcement last June that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement in 2020 met with global disapproval and left the US isolated.It was followed by a series of climate-related disasters in the United States, from devastating hurricanes to wildfires.Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports from Paris, France.- Subscribe to our channel: h... Read More
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US government shuts down over immigration impasse

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The US government has officially shut down.A Senate vote to fund federal agencies until next month failed late Friday evening.Only essential offices and services will now remain open.Republicans and Democrats are pointing the finger at each other.Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Facebook’s promise: A news feed with less news – The Listening Post (Full)

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On The Listening Post this week: Will Facebook's news feed reforms deal with hate speech, fake news and the need for moderation? Plus, a uniquely South Korean media phenomenon: "Defector TV".Less news in the news feed: Behind the Facebook reformHaving transformed the way billions of people consume and share news stories online, Facebook has announced it is taking a big chunk of the news out of its news feed and, in doing so, retreating from a crucial part of its business.CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's doing right by the people who matter most to him, his users, but many in the media are not buying it.So what will the social media giant's new policy mean for news organisations and n... Read More
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The Stan Collymore Show: Sergio Ramos on being top-tier team captain, FA Cup’s Merseyside Derby(E11)

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Sergio Ramos has a hard time deciding on his favorite trophy – World Cup or Champions League? Premier League stars share their predictions for the upcoming World Cup at a special event at the Russian embassy in London. The Merseyside Derby is never just a game – meet locals as they prepare for the big match.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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US withholds another $45m for Palestinian food aid

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The US is withholding another payment to the UN's relief agency for Palestinian refugees.Forty-five million dollars pledged for food aid is now frozen.That's in addition to $65m, which was cut back earlier this week.Al Jazeera went to the occupied West Bank, where we spoke to people who rely on this money to survive.Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Jalzone refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.- Subscribe to our channel: ht... Read More
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Mike Pence in the Middle East on a three-day trip 🇺🇸

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US Vice President Mike Pence is on his way to the Middle East for a three-day trip to discuss moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.The decision has provoked international anger.Pence will go to Egypt, Jordan and spend two days in Israel where he will address the parliament.The Palestinians have made it clear he is not welcome.Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Sisi seeking second term in Egyptian election 🇪🇬

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced he will run for a second term.The elections are set to take place in March.Sisi rose to power in 2014 after leading the military in overthrowing his predecessor.His rule has been marked by a brutal crackdown on freedom of expression and civil liberties, economic turbulence and increasing attacks by armed groups.Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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US Govt Shuts Down. Dems, GOP Blame Each Other

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The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats blocked a bill that would have kept the government running for four weeks. (Jan. 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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CA leadership team at the 2018 World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 28th Annual Meeting kicks off next Monday, January 23 in Davos, Switzerland, bringing together global policy leaders with business and thought leaders from a multitude of sectors—including CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire and team. The theme of this year’s summit is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” a welcome and frankly imperative dialogue given the challenging geo-political dynamics that we continue to work through as a global community. Among the issues on which the business and global policy communities need to focus is rebuilding and maintaining trust of its consumers and citizens—a reality which we acknowledge is more often than not tied to technological... Read More
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Process Automation – the unsung hero of digital transformation

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By Wilfried Cleres, Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer, Managing IT Consultant for EPS Automation and Cloud Services – Fujitsu EMEIA EPS Our industry has talked a lot about digital transformation and the extraordinary benefits that customers have been able to unlock by deploying appropriate technologies. We’ve all seen the headlines about companies that have created whole new revenue streams or who have dramatically reduced their costs while equipping themselves to handle whatever the future throws at them. What isn’t covered as frequently are the less glamourous, but crucial building blocks of these transformations – including process automation. This unsung hero is the key to unleashing all the benefits, as it essen... Read More
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Key Metrics Needed to Measure Agile Success

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When asked about agile metrics and measuring the success of agile initiatives, I once would have said that teams should focus primarily on two areas:  on-time delivery and product quality (with relation to customer satisfaction). But today’s business environment has changed and everyone within the organization – from the boardroom to the PMO to individual agile team members – are changing with it. Don’t get me wrong–as you’ll see in the list below, those agile metrics are still of critical importance in measuring the success of an agile initiative. But first and foremost, today’s agile teams need to ensure they’re deli... Read More
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Net firms ‘better’ at removing hate speech, says EU

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Net firms are getting better at removing illegal hate speech, according to the European Union.Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft all took place in a voluntary EU scheme to monitor their platforms for a six-week period at the end of 2017.On average they removed 70% of material deemed to be offensive. This is up from 28% in 2016 and 59% in 2017.Instagram has announced that it will now also join the scheme.Under the voluntary code of conduct scheme, introduced in May 2016, the technology firms have committed to combating the spread of hate speech, whether that be xenophobia, anti-m... Read More
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Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

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A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to look like WhatsApp and Signal had stolen gigabytes of data.Targets included military personnel, activists, journalists and lawyers.Researchers say they traced the malware to a Lebanese government building.The threat, dubbed Dark Caracal by the researchers, looks as if it could come from a nation state and appears to use shared infrastructure li... Read More
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Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

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Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones.The firm is already reportedly facing legal action over claims of defrauding customers by making old phones slower without warning so people buy new ones.Advocacy group, Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty, accused Apple of destruction of property and fraud.Apple has denied deliberately shortening the life of its products. The group's Park Soon-jang said: "For the sake of its loyal fans, Apple has to take responsibility over th... Read More
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Government shutdown: How it happened

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President Trump called Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at 10:45 a.m. and had a "good, positive conversation" to reach a deal to fund the government, said a personal familiar with the situation. By midnight, the Senate failed to pass a deal by the deadline to keep the government open. CBS News' chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes breaks down how it happened.Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnewsWatch CBSN live HERE: ... Read More
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Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

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Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks.The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their low power "sleep" state.When waking, the devices can transmit more than 100,000 packets of data, quickly overwhelming home routers. Router makers have also produced patches to help their devices cope with similar massive data surges.Router repair... Read More
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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick will become a billionaire, after investors agreed to take a large stake in the ride-hailing firm.A consortium led by Japan's Softbank is buying a chunk of the company from existing shareholders as well as new Uber shares in a $9.3bn (£6.7bn) deal.Mr Kalanick, who stepped down as chief executive in June, is selling $1.4bn worth of stocks, it is widely reported. While he had long been worth billions on paper, this deal cements his wealth.Mr Kalanick was driven out of... Read More
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Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

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Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns.There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the Californian city of Cupertino.Some news outlets report that the firm has sent an email to employees, saying buses are now being rerouted.Local news website SFGate reported that a Google bus... Read More
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Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates

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Police have begun streaming daily briefings straight to peoples' homes through a voice-activated app.Amazon Alexa users will get news and information from the Lancashire force directly to their smart speaker.The force claims to be the first in the UK to use the technology to contact the public.The free app will provide hourly updates and sends pictures of wanted and missing people to the user's device.The project was developed by PC Rob Flanagan, Lancashire Constabulary's innovations manager, who has worked with developers from Amazon to set it up."As a police force we are alwa... Read More
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Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

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Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips.The company said it had reproduced the problem and was "making progress toward identifying the root cause".It also shared information about how the patches might affect computer performance in data centres.One financial industry expert told the BBC he was concerned about the numbers being quoted.Intel said its tests showed a reduction in perfor... Read More
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The impromptu Slack war room where ‘Net companies unite to fight Spectre-Meltdown

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Enlarge / The early disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre by Google and the fumbled responses by hardware vendors left cloud companies scrambling to react. So they united to fight the dumpster fire of poor communication and bad patches.US Air Force Meltdown and Spectre created something of a meltdown in the cloud computi... Read More
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Twitter begins emailing the 677,775 Americans who took Russian election bait

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Enlarge / Maybe Twitter should try this approach for the 677,775 emails it says it will soon send to affected users.Warner Bros. / Sam Machkovech On Friday, Twitter took an end-of-the-week opportunity to dump some better-late-than-never news onto its userbase. For anybody who followed or engaged with a Twitter account that faked like an American during the 2016 election season but was actually linked to a major Russian propaganda campaign, you're about to get an email. Twitter ... Read More
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Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime month-to-month

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.Steve Jurvetson Amazon on Friday announced that it has raised the price of its Prime membership program for those who subscribe on a month-to-month basis. The plan previously cost $10.99 a month, but it will now cost $12.99 a month. That means the price of subscribing to the monthly Prime plan for a full year has jumped 18 percent, from ... Read More
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Malicious Chrome extension is next to impossible to manually remove

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MalwarebytesProving once again that Google Chrome extensions are the Achilles heel of what's arguably the Internet's most secure browser, a researcher has documented a malicious add-on that tricks users into installing it and then, he said, is nearly impossible for most to manually uninstall. It was available for download on Google servers until Wednesday, 19 days after it was privately reported to Google security officials, a researcher said. Once installed, an app called "Tiempo en colombia en vivo" prevents users from accessing the list of installed Chrome extensions by... Read More
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Wind with batteries? Build it quickly and it could cost $21/MWh in Colorado

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Enlarge / A couple of wind turbines, part of the Cedar Point Wind Energy Project in Limon, Colorado.Getty Images Proposals for renewable electricity generation in Colorado are coming in cheap, like, $21/MWh-cheap for wind and battery storage. Though there are a few caveats to those numbers, federal incentives and quickly falling costs are combining to make once-quirky renewable projects into major contenders in an industry where fossil fuels have comfortably dominated since the 19th century. Ear... Read More
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Apple rejects net neutrality testing app, says it offers “no benefits to users”

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EnlargeGetty Images | Brian A. Jackson An iPhone application that attempts to detect whether ISPs are throttling online services was rejected by Apple when its developer tried to get it into the company's App Store. David Choffnes, a Northeastern University professor who researches distributed systems and networking, built an app called "Wehe" that tests the speeds of YouTube, Amazon, NBCSports, Netflix, Skype, Spotify, and Vimeo. Abnormally low spe... Read More
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Amazon names 20 “finalist” cities in its new headquarters beauty pageant

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Enlarge / And the finalists are...Amazon This morning, Amazon posted its list of candidates under serious consideration for the company's second headquarters—a campus that the company expects to invest over $5 billion to build and which will eventually house as many as 50,000 Amazon employees. "It will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle," a company spokesperson wrote in the announcement. "In addition to Amazon’s direc... Read More
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SuperData: Stardew Valley is an indie success with over 3.5 million copies sold

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Stardew Valley has reaped what it sowed — that is, 3.5 million copies of the Harvest Moon-like farming simulator. It also boasts an impressive 700,000 monthly active players, according to industry analyst SuperData Research. Solo developer Eric Barone, aka ConcernedApe, partnered with publisher Chucklefish to debut the game on PC in February 2016, and has since launched it on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and most recently, Nintendo Switch. A huge ... Read More
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Location data is transforming every industry (VB Live)

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Prince Nasr Harfouche, a principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP, joins this upcoming VB Live event to share how every industry can leverage location intelligence to transform their digital marketing strategy. Learn how location intelligence, incorporated into digital strategies, helps engage consumers in real time, increases brand loyalty, and provides actionable data.  Register here for free. The amount of user intelligence and precision location technology capabilities available today is skyrocketing. Pair that wit... Read More
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Digi-Capital: Game software/hardware could hit $170 billion in 2018, $230 billion by 2022

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Video game software and hardware together could be a $165-$170 billion range in 2018 (if mobile outperforms again), and it could reach between $230 and $235 billion by 2022 if strong performance continues. That might make games software/hardware bigger in five years than 150 countries’ individual GDPs today (somewhere between Vietnam and Finland). Games software alone could drive around three-quarters of total market revenue in 5 years, with hardware taking the rest. Games are great fun, but they’re also serious business. ... Read More
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blames social media and technology ‘overuse’ after iPhone addiction criticisms

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Speaking in the United Kingdom today regarding Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, Apple CEO Tim Cook briefly addressed the topic of iPhone addiction, seemingly casting blame on social media, and the “overuse” of technology. “I don’t have a kid,” said the 57-year-old Cook, “but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” A debate has raged over whether smartphones, social media, or a combination of factors is leading children — and many adults — to stay glued to their devices, awaiting ... Read More
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Facebook’s News Feed will soon prioritize stories that are trustworthy, informative, or local

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Facebook today announced that its News Feed will soon give priority to trustworthy news outlets. The gauge for what Facebook considers high-quality news will come in part from a survey of Facebook users to determine which news outlets they find most trustworthy. Local news and news outlets that Facebook users deem informative will also be given priority. Tests of a Trusted Sources program used to determine which the news outlets users deem most trustworthy will begin next week, first in the U.S. and then in other nations around the world. More details on initiatives to identify informative news outlets ... Read More
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Gfycat integrates user-generated GIFs on Tango, Messenger, and Viber

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Gfycat has integrated its user-generated GIF platform across three different messaging platforms. It now supports Viber, Tango, and Facebook — all in the name of enabling us to share silly images with our friends. The integrations have brought Gfycat’s content to millions of new users. The company sees the move as a way to turn consumers into creators. GIFs are those silly animated images associated with internet memes and recorded in graphics interchange format, or GIF. Gfycat supports more than 100 languages and 135 countries. It remembers the country where a GIF is created and saves the language settings of the creator, so users will see custom content that is... Read More
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Amazon is finally adding Alexa to the Alexa app

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Alexa is already available in apps, smart speakers, toilets, and showers, but today Amazon announced its AI assistant will soon be available exactly where you’d expect to find it: inside the Alexa smartphone app. Alexa voice control for the Alexa app will be made available for Android smartphone users in the coming days, while Alexa inside the Alexa app will be coming to iOS soon, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Alexa in the Alexa app will be able to do many of the things it does in other apps and devices, such as control smart home devices, play mu... Read More
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ProBeat: Google’s Gboard is helping me relearn languages

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I’m trilingual, or at least that’s what I’ve been telling everyone for the past couple of decades. The truth is that ever since I graduated high school, my French has all but completely deteriorated. My Polish is a bit better, but only because I still use it to communicate with my parents — it has also fallen by the wayside. Enter Gboard. The poorly named Google app (which replaced Google Keyboard in December 2016) is a virtual keyboard for Android and ... Read More
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SafeDK: 55% of mobile apps don’t comply with European privacy regulations

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More than 55 percent of all mobile apps may not comply with the new European privacy regulations and Google Play privacy policies that go into effect this spring, according to a report from SafeDK, a marketplace that monitors the use of software development kits (SDKs) in mobile apps. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect in Europe on May 25, and it strengthens the rights of individuals to ... Read More
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Entrepreneurs and politicians need to communicate better with each other

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Entrepreneurs are the beating heart of the American economy. Yet despite an uptick in recent years, startup formation has been in a decades-long decline that has affected every state in the country. That’s a problem because startups are responsible for nearly all net new job creation. Even if you aren’t an entrepreneur or don’t work at a startup, fewer entrepreneurs means a lower quality of life for all Americans. VentureBeat’s Heartland Tech channel invites you to join us and other senior business leaders at ... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Publisher shakeups, Overwatch League debut, and crypto madness — gaming’s crazy week

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It was another momentous week for games as I traveled to Disneyland for the Casual Connect USA 2018 event, which drew 1,400 attendees to Anaheim, California. While I was listening to talks on subjects including diversity and blockchain, the game industry decided to play musical chairs with some of its most important leaders. Above: Matt Booty is the corporate vice president in charge of ... Read More
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NTT Docomo taps Nokia for Japan’s 5G launch in 2020

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Japan’s largest mobile operator, NTT Docomo, has chosen Nokia to supply key hardware for a 2020 rollout of 5G cellular services in the country, the companies announced in a joint press release today. Though the release correctly notes that Japan has “a long and proud history of technological achievements and early technology adoption,” it places the country’s largest carrier a year behind 5G deployment ... Read More
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Iris Automation raises $8 million to help autonomous flying machines avoid collisions

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Iris Automation, a San Francisco-based startup that’s building collision avoidance systems for industrial drones and other autonomous flying machines, has closed an $8 million Series A round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Bee Partners. Founded in 2015, Y Combinator alum Iris Automation claims a team of tech minds from the likes of NASA and Boeing and is one of a number of computer vision startups building technology that gives “eyesight” to autonomous vehicles. Though regulation has eased in some areas of the drone rea... Read More
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U.S. Senate passes bill to renew NSA warrantless internet surveillance

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(Reuters) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans. The legislation, which easily passed the House of Representatives last week, is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump by Friday. Thursday’s 65-34 passage in the Senate was largely a foregone conclusion, after senators earlier this week cleared a 60-vote procedural hurdle, which split party line... Read More
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December NPD 2017: Nintendo Switch leads a $3.29 billion month

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It looks like a lot of folks treated themselves to a Nintendo Switch for the holidays last month. The video game industry in December was up 10 percent year-over-year, generating $3.29 billion thanks mainly due to hardware sales, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Switch was the best seller last month, but since it came out in March, it couldnt’ beat out Sony’s PlayStation 4 as the best-selling console of 2017. But it has broken some records in terms of sales in its first 10 months. “On a time-aligned basis through the first 10 months on the market, Nintendo Switch has sold more consoles than any other platform... Read More
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NPD: U.S. video game revenue grew 18% to $36 billion in 2017

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The U.S. video games industry earned $36 billion in revenues in 2017, according to The NPD Group and Entertainment Software Association (ESA). This is an 18 percent increase from 2016. Revenues includes sales from hardware, peripherals, software (physical and digital), and in-game purchases. 2017 saw the launch of Nintendo’s home console/portable hybrid Switch in March. The system sold 4.8 million machines during 2017, a new U.S. record for a co... Read More
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Understanding messaging and chatbots in the omnichannel contact center

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It seems like publications and business owners everywhere are talking about the rise of chatbots. Businesses are supposed to deploy chatbots, consumer gadgets are implementing intelligent systems, and some even say our jobs will be displaced by bots in the future. Whether driven by humans or bots, many of our interactions with contact centers today and in the future will shift from phone calls to online rich-text chat sessions. The real question is, where will these conversations take place? An omnichannel approach is based on the notion that customers want to interact with businesses on multiple differen... Read More
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Micromax Canvas 6 Pro

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The Micromax Canvas 6 Pro is a robust smartphone which can face multitasking at ease, be it video playback, games, swapping multiple apps etc. The main USP of the device is the mighty 4GB RAM which renders excellent performance and keeps the workflow steady. However, a fingerprint sensor along with NFC would have filled in the empty spaces since one can also opt out for other options such as K4 note, Le1s, Redmi Note 3 etc., within the same price range. DisplayThe Micromax Canvas 6 Pro exhibits a 5.5 inch Full HD with 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution leading to a pixel density of 401ppi. With Colour depth of 16.7 million everything viewed on the phone is vibrant and beautiful. The display has been protected b... Read More
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Today in History for January 20th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressHighlights of Today in History: Iran releases American hostages; Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President. (Jan. 20)Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: ... Read More