• 'Fortnite's' Controversial Guided Missile Launcher is Gone (For Now)
'Fortnite's' Controversial Guided Missile Launcher is Gone (For Now)

These battle royale games are incredibly popular on Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and mobile devices and this latest news could bring the popular mode to the Call of Duty franchise . "One source said Treyarch has since focused Black Ops 4's development on expanding multiplayer and the series' popular Zombies mode". "We've gotten a lot of feedba...

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  • Twitter down! Users face problem
Twitter down! Users face problem

According to the website, which tracks internet outages, service disruption is not letting users tweet or in some cases, log in to Twitter . "I hope they fix the problem soon", wrote a frustrated user over on Down Detector . The Twitter app for mobile meanwhile is failing to "retrieve your tweets" as of this moment. In the Down Detector we...

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  • ZTE suspends trading after being blacklisted by the United Kingdom and US
ZTE suspends trading after being blacklisted by the United Kingdom and US

The US government has banned American companies from selling components to China's ZTE despite reaching a $1.2 billion settlement with the telecom giant in 2017 over trade with Iran. For ZTE itself, the latest US action means one of the world's top makers of smartphones and communications gear will no longer be able to buy technology from American ...

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  • Nafta agreement could come in weeks, say Pence and Trudeau
Nafta agreement could come in weeks, say Pence and Trudeau

The vice president also said that the topic of funding for U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico did not come up in Pence's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. If Trump were to scrap the deal, experts say that it could cost Mexico more than 950,000 low-skilled jobs and lower its GDP growth by 0.9 ...

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  • Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails
Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails

The new web layout will reportedly look more like the mobile app, and you'll have three options to choose from: Default, Comfortable and Compact. The Android and iOS clients both use Material Design, but the web client's interface hasn't been updated for years.

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  • Kotaku report: PS5 release unlikely until 2020 at the earliest
Kotaku report: PS5 release unlikely until 2020 at the earliest

Priced at Rs. 38,990, the PS4 Pro supports 4K resolution gameplay and also comes with HDR capabilities. However, plans can change. "At some point, Sony's probably looked at every possible date", said the insider. One source told Kotaku that SemiAccurate's statement was confusing. Even early devkits might not resemble a PlayStation at all. H...

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  • VirnetX shares surge as jury says Apple infringed patents
VirnetX shares surge as jury says Apple infringed patents

A court in the USA ruled the Cupertino giant had infringed four patents for secure messaging in its iMessage, FaceTime and VPN on Demand apps belonging to technology firm VirnetX. The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington is now reviewing cases in which the Patent Trial and Appeal Board claims the patents in question are in fa...

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  • Civilian, Army man killed in ongoing encounter and protests in south Kashmir
Civilian, Army man killed in ongoing encounter and protests in south Kashmir

The operation against militants in Kulgam , which began on Tuesday night, was called off after one soldier and four civilians were killed, even as the militants managed to escape. Several clashes were also reported in other areas of Kashmir. Sixty injured were shifed to PHC Qaimouh while 18 were admitted in Kulgam and Anantnag hospitals ou...

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  • Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger
Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger

Last night, there were reports that Facebook Messages from Zuckerberg and other Facebook executives sent to users were mysteriously gone. The most dramatic update was the removal of a feature that let users enter phone numbers or email addresses into Facebook's search tool to find other people.

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  • Former South Korean President Park found guilty
Former South Korean President Park found guilty

Condemned in the media for her "Rasputin-like" influence over Park, Choi was convicted of using her presidential ties to squeeze tens of millions of dollars out of major South Korean businesses, including Samsung - the world's top smartphone maker - and retail giant Lotte.

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  • Amazon adds music, podcasts and radio to Alexa Routines
Amazon adds music, podcasts and radio to Alexa Routines

From there, users can broadcast any message they want through an army of Echo speakers , but, as mentioned earlier, only those in the U.S. or Canada will enjoy this functionality for now. The intercom skill is now rolling out for Alexa-enabled speakers in the USA and Canada. Amazon ( amzn ) has been steadily releasing new Alexa features meant to...

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  • NYAG to probe NYPD shooting of man with metal pipe in Brooklyn
NYAG to probe NYPD shooting of man with metal pipe in Brooklyn

On Wednesday, several New York City police officers shot and killed an unarmed black man in Brooklyn after mistaking the metal pipe he was holding for a gun. "It's nearly like they did a hit", Hinds said. "Someone had to take a stand", lead plaintiff Farhaj Hassan, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, said in a conference call with reporter...

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  • Monday Apple Rumors: The First iOS 11.4 Beta is Coming Today
Monday Apple Rumors: The First iOS 11.4 Beta is Coming Today

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: " Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is Citizens & Northern Corp's 5th Largest Position" was reported by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. UBS maintained Apple Inc . (NASDAQ: AAPL ) on Tuesday, September 1 with "Buy" rating. Robert W. Baird has "Outperform" rating and $190 target. Using market capitalization to sho...

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  • Latest stupid viral teen craze: the 'condom snorting challenge'
Latest stupid viral teen craze: the 'condom snorting challenge'

In 2015, a different condom challenge took off on the internet, as people tried to break water-filled condoms over others' heads, the New York Daily News reported . In addition, it could "cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection". The practice could be risky to your sinuses and potentially life-threatening if the condom gets s...

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  • Modi government says no to Google Street View
Modi government says no to Google Street View

We told you last week this wasn't really a privacy breach. Facebook also said that if you no longer wish to continuously upload that information, you can turn that data sharing off in your settings. For those interested in learning more, Google has also provided product documentation and pricing . Facebook is providing users a page where...

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  • How Facebook Users Are Responding To The Cambridge Analytica Scandal
How Facebook Users Are Responding To The Cambridge Analytica Scandal

In addition to working for the Trump and Leave campaigns in 2016, the firm also meddled in foreign elections, which Wylie said they treated as "projects" to pass the time - you know, like other rich people pastimes, like playing squash or betting on race horses.

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  • Toyota RAV4 (Jeep Compass Rival) Revealed With Significant Updates
Toyota RAV4 (Jeep Compass Rival) Revealed With Significant Updates

This new RAV4 is built on a completely different platform, has new engines, new safety technology, and a fresh new look. The company wants to leverage on the popularity of the RAV4 instead of playing safe cards for a few more years and a new version of the crossover has come to life finally.

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  • Family rails against decision not to prosecute
Family rails against decision not to prosecute

Lake didn't discharge his weapon, but helped wrestle Sterling to the ground. In June 2017, Sterling's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, alleging a history of excessive-force and racism toward African-Americans. In a summary of its findings, the Justice Department said Salamoni pointed his gun at Sterling's head but didn'...

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  • Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) is one step closer to going official
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) is one step closer to going official

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 smartphone is available on the Samsung India website at a price tag of INR 13990/-. The Galaxy Note 8 suffered from moving on to a larger pack after the Note 7 fiasco, so looks like this time has figured out to squeeze in more with the same levels of safety like other OEMs.

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  • YouTube tightens restrictions on firearms videos
YouTube tightens restrictions on firearms videos

The amassing of the public relations-friendly moves have been seen as a response to the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty members dead. Starting in April , content that features firearms will be reviewed more carefully and removed when in violation of the new guidelines. InRange...

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  • Cloud firm Dropbox surges in Wall Street debut
Cloud firm Dropbox surges in Wall Street debut

It had climbed as high as $31.60 during the day. Dropbox shares are set to start trading on Friday at the Nasdaq under the symbol " DBX ". According to its website, the company has over 500 million registered users and more than 300,000 teams are using Dropbox business.

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  • Victoria firm AggregateIQ denies connection to Cambridge Analytica's improper Facebook data use
Victoria firm AggregateIQ denies connection to Cambridge Analytica's improper Facebook data use

Brittany Kaiser, CA's business development director until two weeks ago, revealed it conducted data research for Leave.EU, one of the leading campaign groups, via the UK Independence Party (UKIP), according to The Guardian . "As you will expect, we will now need to collect, assess and consider the evidence before coming to any conclusions". "It ha...

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  • California Police Shoot Dead Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard
California Police Shoot Dead Unarmed Black Man in His Own Backyard

The game between the Kings and Atlanta Hawks started about 20 minutes late and was played before about 2,000 fans in the 17,000-seat arena. The protest, which was organized by Black Lives Matter Sacramento , briefly spilled onto Interstate 5 after the group left City Hall.

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  • Watch Anderson Cooper's damning supercut of Trump touting his relationship with Putin
Watch Anderson Cooper's damning supercut of Trump touting his relationship with Putin

Trump's defence through his tweets came even as news filtered to US news media that Trump was furious over the leak that he had not read the security briefing prior to the phone call to Moscow. Ironically, Trump is accused of "fueling an arms race" with Russian Federation as well as with North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The White House said Trump...

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  • Google Instant Play lets you try games before downloading on your smartphone
Google Instant Play lets you try games before downloading on your smartphone

Google has also been working on Android one for more than one year now. After launching Instant apps , Google now has launched Google Play Instant games that allows you to play games first and then download it. There's absolutely no install time and games run exactly like they would if they had been installed onto your phone . Video advert...

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  • WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies
WhatsApp co-founder joins call to #DeleteFacebook as fallout intensifies

Acton continued to be associated with Facebook after the sale, but quit earlier this year to start another company Signal Foundation. Meanwhile, The Guardian quotes a Facebook spokeswoman saying, "Mark, Sheryl and their teams are working around the clock to get all the facts and take the appropriate action moving forward, because they under...

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  • Make money playing 'Fortnite Battle Royale'
Make money playing 'Fortnite Battle Royale'

While the introduction of Blitz into Fortnite Battle Royale will likely be welcomed with open arms by most , if not all fans of the free-to-play game, many will still be sad to see the previously available Teams of 20 mode be cycled out.

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  • Facebook suspends Trump election data firm that accessed millions of user profiles
Facebook suspends Trump election data firm that accessed millions of user profiles

Get Data Sheet , Fortune's technology newsletter . Facebook in its statement described a rocky relationship with Cambridge Analytica , Kogan and Wylie going back to 2015. The controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended from Facebook, amid accusations they failed to delete Facebook users' data . It added that was suspendin...

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  • Super Bomberman R for PC, PS4 and Xbox One Announced
Super Bomberman R for PC, PS4 and Xbox One Announced

Again, those who pre-order digital copies or get the Shiny Edition at retail will get the 8 Shiny Bomberman Brothers bonus set and the Golden Vic Viper Bomber. Bomberman is back as Super Bomberman R! Are you excited about Super Bomberman R for PC, PS4, and Xbox One? The latter two consoles will host a release on June 12, with the PC rele...

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  • Skyrim VR is launching on Steam in April
Skyrim VR is launching on Steam in April

Time will tell though, as Skyrim VR doesn't feature anything quite as complex as the Pipboy, which caused most of the problems for Rift users. Though we're almost seven years removed from its original debut, Skyrim refuses to die, and this SteamVR makes three re-releases for the title within the last year (with PSVR and the Nintendo Swit...

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  • Spotify South Africa: 'The New Home Of Music'
Spotify South Africa: 'The New Home Of Music'

A simple Facebook login is all that's required to gain access to most of Spotify's music catalogue on a desktop . The differences between Free and the premium options are that Free only features a shuffle play. "Listeners describe music in different ways, and understanding that information will help improve, extend, and confirm the information...

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  • Soldiers guard mosques in tense Sri Lanka
Soldiers guard mosques in tense Sri Lanka

There have been several communal clashes in recent years in Sri Lanka, where Sinhalese Buddhists make up 75 per cent of its 21 million people. Sri Lanka's Muslim minority held their Friday prayers under military protection across the island amid fears of fresh attacks.

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  • Pochettino Confident Spurs Good Enough To Beat Juventus, Fears Higuain
Pochettino Confident Spurs Good Enough To Beat Juventus, Fears Higuain

We write "at least" 4000, because the Italian newspaper believe that even more could descend on England's capital, much like they did against Barcelona previous year. There will be a minute's silence before all of Uefa's matches this week, and Lloris said: "We've been very affected by this tragic news". Spurs have secured a place in the Premie...

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  • Alec Baldwin skewers Gwinnett-based Waffle House on 'SNL'
Alec Baldwin skewers Gwinnett-based Waffle House on 'SNL'

A man named Alex Baldwin says he had to turn off his Twitter after President Donald Trump accidentally named him in a hostile tweet meant for his most famous impersonator, Alec Baldwin . "The NRA gave me 30 million good reasons not to change a thing, so cha-ching, it's over", he said. In an interview with MSNBC's Deadline White House ...

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  • Google Accused in Lawsuit of Excluding White and Asian Men in Hiring
Google Accused in Lawsuit of Excluding White and Asian Men in Hiring

This week, Loretta Lee , a female software engineer who worked at Google for seven years before she was sacked in 2016, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that she was routinely sexually harassed at Google, and that the company did not intervene.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S9 iPhone X loses in performance tests
Samsung Galaxy S9 iPhone X loses in performance tests

According to DxOMark , the Galaxy S9 +'s dual camera system is based on that of last year's Note8, which still scores highly in the ratings with a 94 score and a 6th place finish. The biggest updates are found in the processors of both devices and the camera on the S9 Plus . DxOMark has also reported that the cameras of Galaxy S9 + ha...

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  • YouTube adds live streaming features
YouTube adds live streaming features

This is good news for creators as well as viewers, as the essence of the video being "live" isn't lost. First, live videos can now take advantage of automatic caption creation in English, something that's been available to on-demand videos since 2009.

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  • Render of BlackBerry Ghost Full-Screen Phone For India Leaks
Render of BlackBerry Ghost Full-Screen Phone For India Leaks

Serial tipster Evan Blass revealed what looks like a render of the purported BlackBerry smartphone, weirdly named "Ghost". The company is yet to officially confirm BlackBerry "Ghost". This success, however, is a debatable one, as the higher-ups in BlackBerry Mobile and partner TCL might feel like it's an "unqualified success", but numbers...

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  • 'Black Panther' is top grossing Feb movie ever released
'Black Panther' is top grossing Feb movie ever released

Disney and Marvel Studios' " Black Panther " has grossed a spectacular USD400 million in North America through Sunday and is the highest grossing movie ever released in the month of February. That would translate into a box office haul north of $600 million, possibly even higher than the $623 million brought in by reigning superhero flick cha...

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  • Asus Zenfone 5, lite and 5z announced at #MWC18
Asus Zenfone 5, lite and 5z announced at #MWC18

Disclosure: Asus sponsored the correspondent's flights and hotel for the launch event in Barcelona. The ASUS ZenFone 5 is the first high-profile Android phone to sport the iPhone X notch . If we talk about the color options, the ZenFone 5 smartphone will be available in Midnight Blue and Meteor Silver color options. The variant t...

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  • Apple said to plan mega-sized iPhone
Apple said to plan mega-sized iPhone

Codenamed D33, the phone might have a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688, making it as sharp as the one on iPhone X. Apple plans to release a trio of new smartphones based around the design and features of the iPhone X by fall of this year, Bloomberg reports .

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  • ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita
ZTE dials up mid-range Blade V9 and Blade V9 Vita

The ZTE Blade V9 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor and comes in two builds: 2GB RAM with 16GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. ZTE USA will be selling the ZTE Tempo Go for only $79.99. Lastly, the device uses Snapdragon 435 SoC, which is significantly ...

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  • Microsoft Surface Pro Notebook with PixelSense touch display launched in India
Microsoft Surface Pro Notebook with PixelSense touch display launched in India

As far as the specifications of this stunning and innovative Laptop are concerned, it is known as the most popular 2-in-1 convertible laptop cum tablet. The newly launched device comes with the same 12.3-inch display with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution and 267 ppi. The other two models use Intel Core i5 CPU with HD Graphics 620 and Core i7 CPU with...

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  • Final Fantasy 15 PC Version Is The Ultimate Version Of The Game
Final Fantasy 15 PC Version Is The Ultimate Version Of The Game

This costume is a larger part of an initiative to help encourage fans to pick up Final Fantasy 15 on PC when it arrives next week. That tool was supposed to give players a sense of how the game would run on their computers but as it turns out - some features like NVIDIA Hair Works couldn't be disabled entirely and the Official Benchmark lacked al...

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  • PlayStation VR holiday deal to make a comeback this February
PlayStation VR holiday deal to make a comeback this February

As part of their revamped holiday special, Sony is offering PlayStation VR bundles starting at $199.99 and up, this includes standalone headsets and pre-packaged bundles! The deal had the lowest price ever on the standalone PSVR headset, at just $200.

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  • Peter Thiel reportedly sick of 'liberal' Silicon Valley
Peter Thiel reportedly sick of 'liberal' Silicon Valley

Thiel has gotten more disaffected with politics in a left-leaning Bay Area and more pessimistic about regulatory outcomes for tech businesses, sources told WSJ. The hedge fund manager and PayPal co-founder could also step down from his role on the Facebook board, where he's been a director since 2005. Thiel, who cofounded PayPal in 1999 with Elon...

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  • Qualcomm, Broadcom plan to meet on February 14
Qualcomm, Broadcom plan to meet on February 14

Broadcom had requested last week to meet over the weekend, but has now agreed to meet on Wednesday instead, the sources said on Sunday, asking not to be identified because the meeting's details are not public. As part of its attempt to take over Qualcomm, Broadcom made a slate of board of director nominations. Qualcomm shareholders are scheduled...

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  • The first details about Apple iOS 12
The first details about Apple iOS 12

However, Apple may try to get out of the puddle in which she sat, and make iOS 12 is really reliable. The report says a wide-reaching overhaul of the iOS interface, a new version of CarPlay and a revamped Photos app won't arrive in iOS 12 .

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  • Facebook Losing Young Users to Snapchat at Fast Pace
Facebook Losing Young Users to Snapchat at Fast Pace

Facebook remains the most popular social network in the USA market with an estimated 169.5 million users this year. It now has separate pages for brand stories, which makes it easier for users to spot content from their friends. A social scientist, Julie Smith from Denver said in a statement that, " Teens want that instant gratification". The...

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  • Galaxy S9 Animoji clones tipped to copy iPhone X
Galaxy S9 Animoji clones tipped to copy iPhone X

The placement of the fingerprint scanner still irks - it could have been much better located - and the facial / iris recognition on the S8 pales in comparison to Apple's Face ID . Samsung will apparently be following Apple's lead that it started with the iPhone X and Animoji . The report states that a number of sensor companies have been s...

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