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'Horizon: Zero Dawn' Review: Combat and storytelling shine in spectacular sci-fi epic
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  • 2017-02-21 21:14:41Z

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' is a gorgeous game with a familiar gameplay style and addictive story. Indeed, Sony and developer Guerilla Games couldn't have fared much better in the run-up to the release of the Sony (SNE) PS4 exclusive, "Horizon: Zero Dawn." A darling at trade shows like E3 and Gamescom, "Horizon's" dirt-meets-metal, futuristic take on prehistory managed to capture the imagination of even stodgy gamers. This is an open-world epic that borrows from the past in the best ways possible: a smidgen of "Shadow of Mordor," a dash of "Far Cry," a teaspoon of "Assassin's Creed," a shot of "Tomb Raider," maybe a whiff of "The Witcher," all jammed together and wrapped in a setting literally...

Wireless carriers are fighting for your cash, and that
Wireless carriers are fighting for your cash, and that's good news
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  • 2017-02-18 16:32:36Z

Over the past week, the four big US wireless carriers have made two things clear: They're easily spooked, and competition works. From Feb. 12 through Feb. 17, a cascading series of rate cuts and service-plan liberalizations have seen the price of unlimited data plans tumble from a high of infinity to

The $450 Analogue Nt mini brings new life to old-school NES games
The $450 Analogue Nt mini brings new life to old-school NES games
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  • 2017-02-17 21:32:51Z

The Analogue Nt mini lets you play your old Nintendo games, but for a steep price. Nintendo (NTDOY, NTDOF) might be looking to the future with its upcoming Switch console, but its fans can't get enough of the company's past. Case in point: the NES Classic Edition, a $60 plug-and-play unit that quickly became the holiday's must-have gaming toy.

AP Exclusive: If California dam failed, people likely stuck
AP Exclusive: If California dam failed, people likely stuck

Communities immediately downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself - rather than its spillways - were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago.

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U.S.' Tillerson calms allies on Syria ahead of Geneva talks

By John Irish and Sabine Siebold BONN, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, trying to reassure allies that Washington was not tilting towards Moscow over the Syrian conflict, told them on Friday that the United States backed U.N. efforts to broker a political solution to the war, officials and diplomats said. Tillerson also said military ties with Russia hinged on its stance towards rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad, who Russia backs.

The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world
The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world
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  • 2017-02-16 22:43:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, "building the world we all want?"

Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan
Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan
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  • 2017-02-16 22:25:58Z

AT&T says any cellphone customer can sign up for unlimited data plans starting Friday. That option had been limited to customers of AT&T-owned DirecTV. The change comes just days after Verizon announced ...

80 new Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go, but more new features are hidden in the code
80 new Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go, but more new features are hidden in the code
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  • 2017-02-16 21:30:05Z

Pokemon Go developer Niantic revealed on Wednesday that 80 new Pokemon from the Johto region introduced in Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver will be added to the game by the end of the week. Along with the new Pokemon, Niantic is also adding new features to the game, such as new berries, new avatar customization items and new gameplay elements to make catching Pokemon more interesting. But as always, the development team has also begun laying the groundwork for more additions and improvements in the weeks and months to come. That's why the Silph Road community has once again dug into the code to see what other secrets are contained with Pokemon Go  version 0.57.2 While Niantic had plenty to...

Some excerpts from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Some excerpts from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's missive
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  • 2017-02-16 21:24:08Z

In Mark Zuckerberg's vision, Facebook can help build communities, encourage civic engagement, and keep us safer and more informed. That's the long-term plan at least, years, if not decades, down the line.

AT&T launches new unlimited data plan for all customers
AT&T launches new unlimited data plan for all customers
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  • 2017-02-16 21:10:54Z

Following on the heels of Sprint , T-Mobile and Verizon , AT&T on Thursday announced a new unlimited data plan that will be available to all consumer and business postpaid customers. The plan launches on Friday, February 17th and will include unlimited talk, text and data on four lines for $180. Previously, qualifying for the AT&T Unlimited Plan required customers to also subscribe to either DirecTV or U-verse TV service, but with the new plan, that restriction has been lifted. It's unclear how exactly this will affect those customers, but we'll be sure to provide an update as soon as details are made available. According to the press release , customers will be able to make and take...

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Watch President Donald Trump's most unhinged press conference to date
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  • 2017-02-16 20:52:17Z

You're going to want to sit down before you watch this. What started as a relatively innocuous announcement from President Trump that Alexander Acosta would be the new nominee for the labor secretary following Andrew Puzder decision to withdraw his nomination turned into a knock-down-drag-out brawl with the press. If you expected Trump to ignore the countless damning reports regarding his and his staff's connections to Russia, I have some bad news for you: he didn't. Before taking any questions, Trump rattled off a series of untruthful (and often nonsensical) statements, claiming that his electoral college victory was the largest since Ronald Reagan's ( it wasn't ), that the current...

Check out the new best-selling mobile photo printer on Amazon
Check out the new best-selling mobile photo printer on Amazon
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  • 2017-02-16 20:38:39Z

If you're looking for a mobile photo printer that's easy to use and offers high-quality printers in no time at all, congratulations because your search is now over. The Kodak Photo Printer Dock PD-450 connects to your iPhone or Android phone in seconds, and it prints gorgeous 4x6" photos in vivid color. The one-touch feature lets you print photos in an instant, and the printer's thermal transfer technology doesn't bleed or fade. It's the #1 new release in Amazon's portable photo printer section, and it's available to ship right now. Here are some highlights from the product page: ONE TOUCH PRINTING - Convenient Printer Dock Lets You Print Photos Direct From Your Smartphone; Includes...

Is Elon Musk actually building a fallout shelter in the SpaceX parking lot?
Is Elon Musk actually building a fallout shelter in the SpaceX parking lot?
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  • 2017-02-16 20:13:11Z

In the past few months, Elon Musk has very publicly and rather abruptly embarked on a project to build tunnels to solve LA's traffic problem. It's a very Musk solution to a very real problem, and about the kind of thing you would expect from a real-life Tony Stark. But suspend reality and put on your tinfoil hat for a second, and consider the rather terrifying idea that it could all be an elaborate cover for Musk's ultimate fallout shelter. A new  Bloomberg  profile on Musk's subterranean ambitions lays out the timeline of this new project in detail, but here's the short version: back in December, Musk tweeted about traffic problems in LA, and how he might start a tunneling enterprise --...

AP FACT CHECK: Gates didn't say Trump would be like Reagan
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  • 2017-02-16 20:02:36Z

SEATTLE (AP) - A story shared widely on social media falsely attributes to Bill Gates a tweet saying Donald Trump would be regarded as "one of the greatest presidents," like Ronald Reagan.

Every new Fitbit band is still on sale right now on Amazon
Every new Fitbit band is still on sale right now on Amazon

Amazon had a bunch of big sales in place ahead of Valentine's Day, but one of them wasn't very well thought-out. The sale offered good discounts on all of Fitbit's latest fitness trackers, which certainly isn't a bad thing. In context, however, the last thing you want to do is give your Valentine a gift that suggests he or she might need to get in shape. The good news is that Valentine's Day is over, but Amazon's big Fitbit sale is still going strong. That's right, it's not too late to score deep discounts on the Fitbit Flex 2 , the Fitbit Alta , the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Blaze . Fitbit Flex 2 Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. Comes with both small and...

European parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot tax
European parliament calls for robot law, rejects robot tax
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  • 2017-02-16 18:59:44Z

European lawmakers called on Thursday for EU-wide legislation to regulate the rise of robots, including an ethical framework for their development and deployment and the establishment of liability for the actions of robots including self-driving cars. The resolution is a recommendation to the bloc's executive, the European Commission, which the Commission is not obliged to follow but must give reasons if it chooses not to. "The IFR believes that the idea to introduce a robot tax would have had a very negative impact on competitiveness and employment," said the Frankfurt-based International Federation of Robotics.

Trump tweet celebrates Wall Street rally
Trump tweet celebrates Wall Street rally

President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Wall Street's continuing rally, tweeting out a celebratory message as the White House continues to be roiled by internal divisions and scandal. "Stock markets hit new high with longest winning streak in decades," Trump tweeted. Sent in the hours before stock markets opened on Thursday, the tweet followed the fifth straight all-time record finish for all three major stock indices, which have risen on hopes that Trump will soon release details of a new tax plan.

EU privacy watchdogs seek assurances on U.S. data transfer pact
EU privacy watchdogs seek assurances on U.S. data transfer pact
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  • 2017-02-16 18:13:59Z

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union data privacy watchdogs will seek assurances from U.S. authorities that a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine a transatlantic pact protecting the privacy of Europeans' data. European concerns have been raised by an executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 aiming to toughen enforcement of U.S. immigration law. The order directs U.S. agencies to "exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information." The exemption of foreigners from the U.S. law governing...

Review: Chuwi
Review: Chuwi's Lapbook 14.1 is ultra cheap, but doesn't feel like it
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  • 2017-02-16 18:11:04Z

Buying a budget notebook is a dangerous game. If you only have a few hundred bucks to spend you're more than likely going to end up with a bloated, underpowered machine pumped full of bogus crapware, abysmal battery life, and a screen that has a lower resolution than your smartphone. With all that in mind, I gave Chuwi's Lapbook 14.1 a whirl, and while it won't be competing with my MacBook Pro for on-the-go computing supremacy, I will happily report that it is an exception to the rule of ultra-cheap laptops being ultra-crappy. In case the name isn't familiar, Chuwi is a Chinese manufacturer that has been dabbling in budget tablets and 2-in-1s for a while now. It's one of several Chinese...

The look on this man
The look on this man's face in Melania Trump's latest tweet is actually perfect

Melania Trump will soon learn that a picture is worth a whole lot more than 1,000 words once it's posted to Twitter. Though the new FLOTUS doesn't live in the White House, on Wednesday she took a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After posting a photograph from her trip to Twitter, users on the very outspoken platform began to highlight the Trump family's rocky relationship with race and  noticed a hilariously perfect facial reaction lurking in the background. SEE ALSO: Ashton Kutcher blew a kiss at John McCain and lol what...

Put Down the Binoculars, This App Can Identify Birds by Song
Put Down the Binoculars, This App Can Identify Birds by Song
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  • 2017-02-16 18:00:00Z

The app is called Song Sleuth.

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
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  • 2017-02-16 17:46:50Z

We're nearing the close of yet another busy week, but not before BGR offers up another two posts covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free each today. We've got nine fresh iOS apps for you to check out on Thursday, and you'll find them all listed below. As always, be sure to browse through them as soon as you can, because these sales could be over at any time. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now - obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time...

BeatsX not your speed? Apple
BeatsX not your speed? Apple's other W1-equipped Beats are on sale right now
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  • 2017-02-16 17:21:18Z

Apple finally released its delayed BeatsX headphones last week, and they've gotten pretty good reviews from early adopters. In a nutshell, it sounds like BeatsX offer the same audio experience as AirPods, but they're connected by a cord and the rubber tips fit better in ear canals so they isolate sound better. Still, BeatsX aren't for everyone and AirPods are still practically impossible to find. If you want wireless headphones equipped with Apple's hot new W1 chip, you've got two more options to explore. Check out the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and the Powerbeats3 Wireless In-Ear Headphones , which are both discounted right now on Amazon. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear...

iPhone 8 may utilize 3D laser technology for a complex new feature
iPhone 8 may utilize 3D laser technology for a complex new feature
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  • 2017-02-16 16:56:29Z

One of the more intriguing rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 is that it will feature a new type of facial recognition technology bolstered by advanced laser sensors. This particular rumor first began to take shape a few weeks ago via a research note from Cowen & Company which said that the iPhone 8 will include "some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera." Far from a speculative rumor conjured out of thin air, it's worth highlighting that Apple last year picked up Emotient , a company with specialized technology that can not only recognize faces but can even discern facial expressions and subsequently...

Auto union president: Organizing at Tesla depends on workers
Auto union president: Organizing at Tesla depends on workers
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  • 2017-02-16 16:56:12Z

By Joseph White (Reuters) - The president of the United Auto Workers union said on Thursday UAW organizers are in contact with workers at Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc , but said any formal effort to organize workers will "be determined by the interest of employees." UAW President Dennis Williams said the UAW is not paying a worker who went public with concerns about working conditions at Tesla's Fremont, California factory, as Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk charged last week. ...

Fifty Shades author EL James trolls Piers Morgan following Twitter spat with JK Rowling
Fifty Shades author EL James trolls Piers Morgan following Twitter spat with JK Rowling

Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James has left Piers Morgan red-faced on Twitter after the British broadcaster was humiliated in front of millions by JK Rowling last weekend. Morgan engaged in a Twitter feud with the Harry Potter author after she praised Australian comic Jim Jefferies for telling Donald trump supporter Morgan to "f*ck off" on US talk show Real Time with Bill Maher.

Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says
Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days - something that will have to change if the game wants to reach a new generation of fans, the head of the European Tour said. The tour's chief executive, Keith Pelley, has pledged to shake up the European circuit since taking over from George O'Grady in 2015, and a couple of innovative tournaments this year are part of that effort.

Big leak may give us our first look at the Nintendo Switch
Big leak may give us our first look at the Nintendo Switch's interface
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  • 2017-02-16 16:33:05Z

The Wii U has essentially been a no-show in the current console generation, but Nintendo will look to erase the ill-fated console from our memory in just two weeks when it launches the brand new Nintendo Switch. The company's new Switch is a fresh take on video game consoles, combining a portable hand-held unit like the 3DS with a home console like the PS4. The Switch is far more powerful than any other handheld gaming console Nintendo has ever released though, and it features a nifty wireless controller mechanism that facilitates multi-player gaming whether the unit is being used as a portable console or connected to a TV at home. Nintendo has already shared plenty about the Switch , but...

Italian taxi drivers stage wildcat strike over pro-Uber bill
Italian taxi drivers stage wildcat strike over pro-Uber bill
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  • 2017-02-16 16:32:32Z

ROME (AP) - Taxi drivers in Rome, Milan and Turin are staging wildcat strikes to protest proposed Italian legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-sharing services.

Golf-Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days - something that will have to change if the game wants to reach a new generation of fans, the head of the European Tour said. The tour's chief executive, Keith Pelley, has pledged to shake up the European circuit since taking over from George O'Grady in 2015, and a couple of innovative tournaments this year are part of that effort.

If you have an iPhone 7, you got the wrong iPhone
If you have an iPhone 7, you got the wrong iPhone
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  • 2017-02-16 15:45:02Z

Today marks exactly five months since Apple first released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Five months since Apple officially changed its iPhone strategy, reusing the same design on a non-"S" model smartphone for the first time ever. Gadget blogs had a field day with all the leaks ahead of Apple's launch, and many sites labeled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus "boring" because their appearance was so similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Well, those boring new iPhones went on to quickly become the fastest selling smartphones in the world, just as most of us knew they would. I picked up both new iPhone models at launch, and I've had a current-generation iPhone in my pocket every day since...

Is Samsung Hello an Amazon Echo Killer?
Is Samsung Hello an Amazon Echo Killer?
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  • 2017-02-16 14:56:02Z

It looks like the Galaxy S8 won't be the only device from Samsung this year with an AI assistant inside. The company could be working on a new Amazon Echo and Google Home competitor named Hello. Hello could be Samsung's answer to Alexa and Google Home.

I humiliated myself in front of 120,000 people on Facebook Live for Valentines Day, and the insults have stayed with me
I humiliated myself in front of 120,000 people on Facebook Live for Valentines Day, and the insults have stayed with me

The logistics of the scenario went as follows: it was a Cilla Black-meets-First Dates deal where they'd picked three girls to have 15 minute dates with their writer, all to be broadcast on Vice's Facebook. The anonymous hatred (while still hurtful) is always easier to deal with than that which has a name and a face and a Facebook profile.

Italian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city
Italian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city
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  • 2017-02-16 14:51:08Z

Italian art conservationists have restored two funerary busts from the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria that were badly damaged by members of the Islamic State group. Restorers in Rome used a 3-D printer ...

Did Kim Jong-nam
Did Kim Jong-nam's Facebook fixation lead to his death?

By posting images of his playboy lifestyle in Macau, Shanghai and Singapore on Facebook, Kim Jong-nam may have made it easier for agents acting for North Korea to track him down and kill him in Malaysia. The NK News web site reported Thursday that Mr Kim used the social media site extensively, using the alias Kim Chol - which was also the name printed on his travel document when he collapsed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday. The profile says "Kim Chol" studied at an international school in Geneva and in Moscow and lives in Macau, all of which tie in with Kim Jong-nam's background.

Huge leak reveals iPhone 8 form factor and exactly how Apple will eliminate the home button
Huge leak reveals iPhone 8 form factor and exactly how Apple will eliminate the home button
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  • 2017-02-16 14:32:38Z

Apple's flagship 2017 iPhone will reportedly be such a drastic leap forward in design and functionality that Apple will reportedly call it the iPhone 8. Said to feature an edge to edge display, the iPhone 8 will likely smash all existing iPhone sales records and restore faith in Apple's ability to innovate. While there's still a lot we don't know about the iPhone 8, a new research note from reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo helps answer a number of lingering questions people have raised about Apple's next-gen smartphone. In a note obtained by MacRumors , Kuo writes that Apple's iPhone 8 will be about the same size as the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7 but will incorporate a display with about...

Sony Dropping PlayStation Now Support for Many Devices
Sony Dropping PlayStation Now Support for Many Devices
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  • 2017-02-16 13:54:00Z

You'll have fewer ways to access Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service this summer. Sony is cutting back on the number of supported devices to focus on support for the PlayStation 4 and PCs. At CES 2015, a Samsung TV shows off Sony's PlayStation Now service.Sony made the announcement today (Feb. 15) in a blog post where it outlined plans to discontinue PlayStation Now support for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation TV as of August 15.

Microsoft: Companies Must Do More to Save Us from Cyberwar
Microsoft: Companies Must Do More to Save Us from Cyberwar
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  • 2017-02-16 13:54:00Z

Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has a radical proposal: he wants the technology industry to resist aiding national governments in cyberattacks, instead creating a digital Geneva Convention to protect civilians from harm.

iPhone 8 Mystery Solved with Rumored
iPhone 8 Mystery Solved with Rumored 'Function Area'
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  • 2017-02-16 13:52:00Z

When it come to iPhone 8 rumors, there's been a pretty big contradiction of late. Some reports have pointed to a 5.8-inch screen, while others say Apple's 10th anniversary phone will sport a 5.1-inch to 5.2-inch panel. The iPhone 8 could have a function area with virtual buttons.

WWDC 2017 will be held from June 5-9 in San Jose
WWDC 2017 will be held from June 5-9 in San Jose
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  • 2017-02-16 13:46:40Z

Apple on Thursday announced that its annual WWDC developer conference will be held from June 5th through June 9th in San Jose, California. San Jose had been Apple's location of choice in the past for WWDC, but the convention has been held in San Francisco in recent years. WWDC 2017 will mark the return of WWDC to San Jose, and the event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. "We're ecstatic that Apple has chosen to host its WWDC 2017 in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley and site of the very first WWDC," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told The Loop . "We look forward to working with Apple to create a special experience for the thousands of attendees who will visit...

Cheryl breaks Twitter silence - but not to announce her
Cheryl breaks Twitter silence - but not to announce her 'pregnancy'

The former Girls Aloud singer, who is rumoured to be heavily pregnant with Liam Payne's baby, had not tweeted since New Year's Eve. Today she posted a new update, though it did not refer to her 'pregnancy' which she is yet to personally confirm. "I am so happy excited to tell you all that after a 5 year relationship with @PrincesTrust and a 2 year mission along with Cheryl's Trust we have finally found a centre in the heart of Newcastle that will be opened this summer!" she wrote.

Snap values itself at up to $22B ahead of IPO
Snap values itself at up to $22B ahead of IPO
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  • 2017-02-16 13:14:12Z

Snap Inc. is valuing the company at up to $22 billion as it prepares for the tech industry's biggest initial public offering in years. The parent company of the social network Snapchat said in a regulatory ...

Infineon braces for Wolfspeed deal collapse over U.S. security fears
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  • 2017-02-16 13:11:37Z

By Harro Ten Wolde and Irene Preisinger MUNICH (Reuters) - Infineon signalled on Thursday that its $850 million purchase of Cree's Wolfspeed Power may collapse because of unspecified U.S. government security concerns. Infineon Chief Executive Officer Rheinhard Ploss told the chipmaker's annual shareholder meeting there was "a very significant risk that we will not be able to complete the takeover as planned or possibly even at all". The German company said on Feb. 8 that it feared the deal "as agreed" could fail, suggesting there may be room for remedies, but Ploss said that U.S. government security panel CFIUS, which said the deal posed a risk to U.S. security, had not suggested any...

Kim Jong-nam: North Korea exile
Kim Jong-nam: North Korea exile's 'careless' use of Facebook could have helped killers track him down

Kim Jong-nam may have been tracked down by alleged assassins because of his "careless" use of social media, an intelligence official has suggested. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un died in suspicious circumstances after falling ill at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday. Malaysian police said the man was carrying a passport in the name of "Kim Chol", a pseudonym linked to the North Korean exile for several years.

Twitter temporarily limiting users for abusive behaviour
Twitter temporarily limiting users for abusive behaviour

Twitter appears to be placing temporary usage restrictions on accounts it detects "potentially abusive behaviour" from. Several users of the micro-blogging site claim to have received a message from the site, telling them that their account has been limited for 12 hours. The penalty cuts the reach of the user's updates, making them visible to their followers only, and not the wider Twitter community.

Telenor to roll out Google
Telenor to roll out Google's new messaging service in Asia, Europe
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  • 2017-02-16 11:07:32Z

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Thursday it partnered with Telenor ASA to roll out Rich Communications Services (RCS), an upgraded messaging service, to the Norwegian telecommunications company's subscribers in Asia and Europe. The messaging service includes features such as group chats, photo sharing and read receipts among other things, Google said in its official blog.

Blackstone acquires London-based cloud computing firm Cloudreach
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  • 2017-02-16 10:59:46Z

Blackstone, which has $100 billion in private equity assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in cloud computing business Cloudreach for an undisclosed sum, the investment firm said on Thursday. Cloud computing uses a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, instead of a local server or a personal computer. London-based Cloudreach was founded in 2009 and has operations in seven countries, with clients including travel booking sites Sky Scanner and Trainline and publisher Time Inc. Research group Fast Track said in its 2015 report that Cloudreach was among the 20 fastest-growing British technology companies.

Google internet balloon plan snagged in Sri Lanka: minister
Google internet balloon plan snagged in Sri Lanka: minister
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  • 2017-02-16 10:52:48Z

Google's venture to beam the internet to remote areas of the world via balloon has hit a legal snag in Sri Lanka that could see the project abandoned on the island, a minister said Thursday. "Project Loon" uses roaming balloons to beam internet coverage and planned to connect Sri Lanka's 21 million people to the web, even those in remote connectivity black spots. Communications minister Harin Fernando said the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union (ITU) was opposed to Google using the same frequency as Sri Lanka's public broadcasters to provide its internet.

Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking
Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking
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  • 2017-02-16 10:52:28Z

Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn. A growing number of logistics firms are going online to buoy their business. In December, Maersk - the world's largest container shipping line and a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk - started offering online booking services to Chinese shippers on Alibaba's OneTouch website.

SMBC head says will give Toshiba as much support as possible
SMBC head says will give Toshiba as much support as possible
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  • 2017-02-16 09:45:53Z

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC), one of the main lenders to Toshiba Corp , will provide as much support as possible to the troubled Japanese firm, the bank's chief executive said. The TVs-to-nuclear conglomerate is scrambling for cash to stay in business as a multi-billion-dollar hole has emerged in its nuclear business. Toshiba has announced it would consider selling most, even all, of its stake in its prized flash-memory chips business, highlighting the scale of its financial woes.

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