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How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales miss
How GameStop could bounce back after its epic sales miss
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  • 2017-03-25 13:53:36Z

GameStop's saving grace this year may be Nintendo's recently released Switch console. GameStop's (GME) shares plummeted more than 13% on Friday after it reported weak sales the day before, but Nintendo's new Switch console may help the video game retailer turn things around.

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro asks U.N. to help ease medicine shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he has asked the United Nations to help the South American nation alleviate medicine shortages, which have become increasingly severe as the oil-producing nation's economic crisis accelerates. Maduro did not specify the type of aid he requested, although he stressed that the U.N. has knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Maduro earlier on Friday met with Jessica Faieta, Assistant Administrator and Director of the U.N. Development Program, according to state television.

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy
Digital rights report hits Apple for its secrecy
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  • 2017-03-24 21:13:26Z

A new report scoring tech companies's support for digital rights comes to some surprising conclusions. It ranks Google (GOOG, GOOGL) above Apple (AAPL), puts AT&T (T) atop telecommunications firms and even says some modestly nice things about firms in China and Russia.

GOP health care bill in jeopardy?
GOP health care bill in jeopardy?

ABC News' Rick Klein has the latest developments as Republicans scramble to get enough votes for the AHCA.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on March 24,2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hosts the daily press briefing with the White House press corp.

Koenigsegg Currently Has a Four Year Waiting List
Koenigsegg Currently Has a Four Year Waiting List

Order a Regera or an Agera RS today, and you'll get it by 2021!

Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time
Watch the moment an Amazon drone delivers sunscreen for the first time
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  • 2017-03-24 15:12:34Z

Amazon has taken another small autonomous step toward drone delivery.  The company completed its first public United States delivery using one of its Prime Air delivery drones at a robotics conference in California on Monday, within the airspace of the Palm Springs Airport. SEE ALSO: Forget taxis; Dubai wants to fly you around in passenger drones The drone lands in a field, drops off a four-plus pound box of sunscreen bottles, and buzzes back up into the sky. Amazon's first drone delivery took place late last year in the United Kingdom, where regulations are a bit more drone-friendly. The drone delivered an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn.  But Amazon did conduct its U.S....

Thousands of Israelis get filthy for
Thousands of Israelis get filthy for 'Mud Day'

Thousands of Israelis and foreigners got filthy and battled through miles of obstacles on Friday to take part in the country's first "Mud Day" race. Around 5,000 people took part in the event, organisers said, held in the main park of Israel's commercial capital Tel Aviv. Visitors from France, America, Poland, Ukraine and other countries joined thousands of Israelis in pushing their way through a course of up to 13 kilometres (eight miles).

TLC Releases New Joy-Austin Couple Photos
TLC Releases New Joy-Austin Couple Photos

Joy Duggar gets cozy with her future husband in new TLC network photos.

Police search for missing student in Alabama
Police search for missing student in Alabama

Investigators searched motels in Decatur, after receiving tips, for Elizabeth Thomas.

Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him
Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

WASHINGTON (AP) - For a man who doesn't like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it.

Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses
Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) - A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses, police say.

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child
Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.

Rep. Swalwell: Nunes Still Has
Rep. Swalwell: Nunes Still Has't Shared Intel With Committee Members

Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, confirms that Chairman Devin Nunes still hasn't provided the intel he discussed with President Trump.

British police name London attacker as Khalid Masood, 52
British police name London attacker as Khalid Masood, 52

British police named the man who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead as Khalid Masood, saying he had a string of criminal convictions but none for terrorism-related offences. Masood, 52, was born in Kent to the southeast of London and had been most recently living in central England, London police said. "Masood was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack," they said in a statement.

Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi's weekly press conference on March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, 2017 House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi holds a weekly press conference.

Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement
Nintendo explains Switch Joy-Con connection issues in official statement
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  • 2017-03-23 14:46:50Z

Nintendo has issued an official statement regarding the cause of the left Joy-Con connectivity issues plaguing the Switch, vowing that there's no inherent design issue, but a "manufacturing variation."

Amazon is continuing to define what consumers expect
Amazon is continuing to define what consumers expect
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  • 2017-03-23 14:32:30Z

More recent Amazon initiatives such as Prime Now and Flex Delivery aim to deliver orders to your doorstep in two hours or less. When Amazon (AMZN) began offering free two-day shipping to Prime members, that fast shipping time became the new expectation for many customers who were previously accustomed

British parliament attack: The victims
British parliament attack: The victims

Three people were killed in the London terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament -- two members of the public and a police officer. Police said 40 were injured after the attacker ploughed a car along a pavement on a bridge before stabbing the police officer outside the parliament. The police officer killed has been named as 48-year-old Keith Palmer, a husband and father who was part of the parliamentary protection force.

A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons
A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can't wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons.

Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six months
Twitter says it shuttered 377,000 accounts that promote terrorism in six months
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  • 2017-03-23 08:25:47Z

In its latest transparency report, Twitter said it shuttered a total of 376,890 accounts "for violations related to promotion of terrorism," bringing the 17-month total up to the end of 2016 to 636,248.

India says no to most of Apple
India says no to most of Apple's demands
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  • 2017-03-23 06:50:31Z

Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company's imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant's demands.  SEE ALSO: Apple had its best year ever in world's fastest growing smartphone market When asked if the government has accepted the iPhone maker's demands, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Rajya Sabha (Council of States) that the ministry has said "no" to "most" of them. Apple has put up an "unprecedented" list of demands before the government. "Apple India has sought concessions, including...

Matt Damon is Empowering Women
Matt Damon is Empowering Women

Matt Damon is more than just an actor, he's a father, husband and also an activist. Damon has faith, seeing his own children, that the environment is top of mind with the next generation.

Apple just bought the app it once crowned
Apple just bought the app it once crowned 'most innovative' and made it free for everyone
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  • 2017-03-23 00:30:58Z

If you can't beat it, buy it. That's what Apple did on Wednesday when it acquired an app...

You
You're not as secure online as you might think
  • Tech
  • 2017-03-22 21:55:07Z

The problem with our grasp of cybersecurity isn't so much that we remain dangerously illiterate - it's that we think we know what we're doing anyway. The Pew Research Center was a little more diplomatic than that though in characterizing the findings of a new survey of Americans' understanding of online

Police still seeking one assailant in London attack: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Police are still searching for one of the two people believed to have launched Wednesday's attack outside the British parliament building, assistant editor of the Daily Telegraph newspaper Christopher Hope tweeted, citing senior government sources. A BBC journalist said two assailants were believed to have been in a vehicle involved in the attack. "BBC understands from multiple sources two assailants in vehicle on Westminster Bridge," BBC correspondent Dominic Casciani said on Twitter. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

Chelsea Clinton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor
Chelsea Clinton To Receive Lifetime Achievement Honor

The former first daughter was named a recipient of Variety's Power of Women luncheon next month, much to the chagrin of Twitter.

LinkedIn is a getting a Facebook-like feature
LinkedIn is a getting a Facebook-like feature
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  • 2017-03-22 12:59:35Z

LinkedIn has a content problem, although not quite the content problem you might think. For LinkedIn, it's a smart move, albeit a late one, given Facebook's (FB) own Trending section has been available to users for well over two years now. In my own personal experience toggling between the two, I found

Snapchat is proving its street cred with TV advertisers
Snapchat is proving its street cred with TV advertisers
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  • 2017-03-22 12:30:00Z

Snapchat desperately wants to carve out a piece of the $70 billion in brand spending that...

New iPad vs. iPad Pro
New iPad vs. iPad Pro

Apple quietly unveiled the new 9.7-inch iPad Tuesday.

You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrow
You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrow
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  • 2017-03-22 00:00:31Z

Feeling heartburn? Just type ❤️. Zocdoc, an online service that helps you find doctors and schedule appointments, has revamped its search to be more user-friendly. It's calling the initiative "patient-powered search," and it's all about finding ways to help those in need speak naturally, according to the company's blog post. SEE ALSO: Google's new messaging app translates your voice into emoji  The revamp aims to address the "disconnect between medical speak and patients' own colloquial language-think 'gyno' not 'obstetrician-gynecologist.'" This also means you can search for doctors with emoji. There's 蠟 for allergies, ❤️ for heartburn and ✈️  for travel...

Smart gym bag promises to clean itself and everything inside it
Smart gym bag promises to clean itself and everything inside it
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  • 2017-03-21 21:16:32Z

Ever had the experience of opening your gym bag to be greeted by the smell of sweaty workout clothes? The folks behind new Kickstarter Paqsule think they've come up with a solution: a bag which cleans itself.

Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported
Half Of Canada Says Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Deported

Those who were highly supportive of the deportations were men, older people with higher incomes and adult without college degrees, according to Reuters poll.

Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8
Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8
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  • 2017-03-20 13:00:00Z

Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions. In the upcoming Galaxy S8, users will find an extra button on the left side of the phone, just below the volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby, Samsung's new voice assistant. Once activated, Bixby will help you navigate what's arguably the most sophisticated piece of technology you own - the smartphone in your hand. If Samsung gets its wish, though, Bixby will eventually do much more than just help you order Lyfts or set up complex calendar appointments. The long-term vision is for Bixby to act as a kind of uber-interface for all of Samsung's products: TVs, wearables, washing machines, even remote controls. SEE...

Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you
Young, sexy, and adventurous? Guess says its new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch is for you
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  • 2017-03-20 11:26:31Z

Fashion brand Guess has announced the Guess Connect smartwatch range, new models powered by Android Wear 2.0 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear platform. The watches will come in styles suitable for men and women.

Facebook
Facebook's mysterious hardware group is working on everything from AR to mind reading - here's what we know so far
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  • 2017-03-19 18:00:00Z

A top secret division within Facebook called Building 8 is working on at least four unannounced...

There
There's finally a smartwatch for watch aficionados
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  • 2017-03-17 17:17:00Z

Tag Heuer is well-known for making a solid Swiss timepiece at an accessible price point. What is...

Dallas says "ghost calls" to 911 from T-Mobile customers aren
Dallas says "ghost calls" to 911 from T-Mobile customers aren't to blame for deaths
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  • 2017-03-17 16:40:08Z

Last week, a child in Dallas died after his babysitter's repeated calls to 911 went unanswered. Local authorities have not confirmed that the tragedy was related to an ongoing 911 ghost call problem.

Nintendo reportedly doubling Switch production after strong early sales
Nintendo reportedly doubling Switch production after strong early sales
  • Tech
  • 2017-03-17 15:53:41Z

A report from the Wall Street Journal claimed that high early sales have led Nintendo to double production of the Switch. The console passed 1.5 million units sold in just over a week.

How Hackers Can Break Into Your Accounts Without Your Password
How Hackers Can Break Into Your Accounts Without Your Password
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  • 2017-03-16 16:46:45Z

And how to make sure it doesn't happen to you.

7 ways Facebook tried to copy Snapchat
7 ways Facebook tried to copy Snapchat
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  • 2017-03-16 13:45:39Z

Facebook's innovations are often reactions to Snapchat. For all its ingenuity, Facebook (FB) still has one serious achilles heel: Snap (SNAP). Ever since Snap reportedly spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook back in 2013, the social network has unleashed a slew of features and services

Netflix says it could start giving you different versions of a show depending on how you watch
Netflix says it could start giving you different versions of a show depending on how you watch
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  • 2017-03-16 13:28:54Z

Netflix wants to recut some of its original shows and movies so that they'll be better to watch...

Microsoft is working on technology to help the visually impaired learn to code
Microsoft is working on technology to help the visually impaired learn to code
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  • 2017-03-16 12:06:35Z

Microsoft Research is working on Project Torino, an educational initiative to teach coding to the visually impaired via a physical programming language intended for children age seven to 11.

China
China's police are now shooting down drones with radio-jamming rifles
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  • 2017-03-16 09:10:27Z

A Chinese city's police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles to crack down on illegal drone flights. SEE ALSO: Use Jedi mind tricks to command this drone Police in Wuhan, central China , are going to be equipped with 20 of these rifles, which work by emitting radio signals that force the drones to land purportedly without damaging them. Image: Weibo The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security. Image: WEIBO Wuhan police demonstrated the drone-killing rifles last week, where they shot down six drones, according to the Chutian Metropolitan Daily.  The rifles don't come cheap, at 250,000 yuan...

Beer in space: Budweiser wants to set up a brewery on Mars, apparently
Beer in space: Budweiser wants to set up a brewery on Mars, apparently
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  • 2017-03-16 04:37:28Z

If humans do ever get to colonize Mars, it's likely some of them will want to enjoy the occasional beer. Well, Budweiser says it'd like to set up a brewery on the red planet to "officially be the first beer on Mars."

Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley's favorite sneaker has a wear-and-tear problem
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  • 2017-03-15 18:58:39Z

Allbirds's Wool Runner sneakers are a hit among tech workers. Walk the streets, halls and open offices of Silicon Valley, and you'll notice many tech workers wearing them: Allbirds's Wool Runner sneakers. "Wearing Allbirds is like wearing slippers everywhere," said one startup founder, who likes the

Two fake news writers reveal how they ply their trade
Two fake news writers reveal how they ply their trade
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  • 2017-03-15 18:36:28Z

Fake news writers Jestin Coler (center) and Jeffrey Marty (left) speak at SXSW. AUSTIN - A keynote offering a sometimes-uncomfortable perspective on fake news at the South by Southwest Conference here started with a pitch suggesting a different story. The description below a generic title on the conference

Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship
Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom.

Twitter accounts hijacked with
Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish
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  • 2017-03-15 12:48:23Z

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish. The attacks, using the hashtags #Nazialmanya (NaziGermany) or #Nazihollanda (NaziHolland), took over accounts of high-profile CEOs, publishers, government agencies, politicians and also some ordinary Twitter users. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused the German and Dutch governments of Nazi-style tactics, drawing protests from both countries, after Turkish government ministers were barred from addressing political rallies there to boost his support...

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