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Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable

Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable

Normally these outages don't last too long for Microsoft, so hopefully by later today or tomorrow Xbox Live will be running smoothly again. After more widespread issues earlier on Tuesday, the Office Service Portal now reports full health for Outlook.com, but says some users "are unable to access their OneDrive content", after signing in. Read More

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Google in revamp of operations to tackle United Kingdom advert scandal

Google in revamp of operations to tackle United Kingdom advert scandal

As Bloomberg reports , Google is broadening its advertising policy on hate speech to cover content that targets vulnerable groups, including people harassed or demeaned due to their country of origin or socioeconomic status. "Finally, we won't stop at taking down ads". Google also says it plans to staff up in this area. Other businesses including Barclays are considering what to do - though Barclays does not now have any advertising on YouTube or Google . Read More

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Show Off Windows Server on ARM

Microsoft, Qualcomm Show Off Windows Server on ARM

Microsoft has been testing its Windows Server OS on ARM-based servers made by Qualcomm and Cavium , using the machines to run search, storage, machine-learning and big data-related tasks. Many other companies like Dell and Lenovo have similarly talked glowingly about ARM servers in the past but failed to deliver stable systems. Besides, if Microsoft is serious about ARM, then Qualcomm is the natural choice of partners. Read More

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PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Gapping Down Ahead of the Open

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Gapping Down Ahead of the Open

The specialty chemicals business had sales of 4.8 billion euros a year ago, accounting for 34 percent of revenue. Analyst's ratings play a vital role in defining a stock's performance for the day. Akzo said Thursday it will review options for the business, including a spinoff. Glancing over stock's performance with EPS trend, the current quarter estimates trends for EPS by pool of analysts was $0 and for one month ago was $0.03, as Q1 2017 Trends estimate stands at $0.12, according to WSJ ... Read More

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Lorde Just Dropped The Saddest Song! (It's Also A MUST LISTEN!)

Lorde Just Dropped The Saddest Song! (It's Also A MUST LISTEN!)

Liability's slower tempo and simple production contrasts with the energetic Green Light, confirming Lorde's promise that "the album is very diverse". She described Liability as "almost like it's kind of drunk, or it sort of leans around, it's got this hip-hop cadence to it". The singer will perform her single " Green Light " this weekend on " Saturday Night Live ", where she'll appear as musical guest. Read More

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Multiple People Injured In Axe Attack At Düsseldorf, Germany Train Station

Multiple People Injured In Axe Attack At Düsseldorf, Germany Train Station

A police spokesman said more suspected attackers are believed to be at large. Rail traffic was stopped at the station as helicopters scoured overhead and police were deployed in the area of the attack, the Bild daily reported . A passenger on a Dusseldorf bound train, Bruno Macedo, tweeted: "Breaking: Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf". He added: "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with #axe on the lose". Read More

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Green gets mean in Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept

Green gets mean in Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept

Huge centre-lock 20-inch wheels shod in 245/35 R20 tyres cover some suitably large brakes. Even so, the Zoe e-Sport will still sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds, which is 10.3 seconds than a regular Zoe. Based on the latest iteration of the Zoe, the e-Sport Concept plays on the brand's Formula E connection for more performance and some more aggression in the looks department. Read More

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Production 2017 Civic Type-R stays true to Show Concept

Production 2017 Civic Type-R stays true to Show Concept

The new Type R takes the lighter and more rigid body shell of the new Civic hatchback. Those are the same numbers as the old European-market Civic Type R, so we think it's either the same exact engine, or one that's largely similar. The added strengthening to the body, paired with the new chassis, also means that torsional rigidity has been increased by 38 per cent. The Civic Type R features a unique suspension setup with its own damper, spring, and bushing calibrations, a dual-axis front ... Read More

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Snapchat float price values the business at nearly $24bn

Snapchat float price values the business at nearly $24bn

That has investors wondering whether the company will end up more like Twitter, with its troubles attracting users and declining stock price, or Facebook, with soaring user numbers and stock price. The bullish response to Snap's IPO comes after 2016 ended up being the worst year for tech startup listings since 2009, according to the Financial Times . Read More

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Pokemon Go Isn't Dead, Cruises Past 650 Million Downloads

In more Pokemon GO news, Niantic CEO John Hanke did an interview with Spain's El Periodico , Hanke expanded on yesterday's news regarding the three major updates that are slated for 2017. That, however, is not a top priority for Niantic at the moment, according to a report The Silph Road . It recently pushed past the 650 million download mark, which is 150 million more than in September. Read More

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Philadelphia Flyers: Mark Streit Traded to Tampa

In addition to Bishop, Lightning forward Brian Boyle was sent to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for AHL forward Byron Froese . Filppula has a list of 13 teams he can not be traded to. The Bolts then traded Streit to Pittsburgh for a fourth-round pick. So...here's how things eventually shook out. They traded their 2017 fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick to the Flyers. Read More

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Snap, on Cusp of IPO, Looks Set for Strong Debut

Snap is targeting a valuation of between $19.5 billion and $22.3 billion for its listing on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. The price was above the $14-$16 range it set two weeks ago , a sign of strong demand. News of the $17-a-share pricing was reported earlier Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC . Hot the heels of announcing special eye-wear for Snapchat, word on the web is that Snap wants to build a drone. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks continue, new photo shows on-screen navigation buttons

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks continue, new photo shows on-screen navigation buttons

At the 2017 MWC, Samsung released a clip showing the evolution of its smartphones. The image render, tweeted by frequent tech leaker Evan Blass , shows a design with extremely thin bezels and a long, narrow body. The Galaxy S8 will get its price on the 29th of March at Samsung's event, with units now estimated to begin shipping out on the 21st of April. Though there are no physical buttons for navigating the OS, the leaked video has shown the fingerprint sensor which is located at the ... Read More

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Airtel Announces Free Roaming Across India

Analysts also said some days ago that with the introduction of tariff plan from Reliance Jio, competitors will get some relief to maintain their existing customer and they will have to offer some data benefits to keep them. Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil bharti Mittal has also appealed his global counterparts as well as telcos in India to collaborate on the worldwide roaming issue so that customers get a seamless and affordable experience. Read More

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Switch exclusive Ultra Street Fighter 2 has a first-person mode

Other additions to the game include two new characters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. With less than three weeks left before the release of the Nintendo Switch , game boxes have begun appearing on store shelves in Japan. The game was announced for the Nintendo Switch console in January 2017. Given the Joy-Con motion controllers being specified, it could be that the player will have to use motion controls to perform the move. Read More

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Updates, trim levels for Sequoia, Tundra, RAV4

Updates, trim levels for Sequoia, Tundra, RAV4

The Japanese automaker rolled out sportier trim levels for the RAV4, Sequoia and Tundra on Thursday that clearly were meant to align with the company's "let's go places" tagline. A wide black stripe has been added to the hood and 18-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels with a black finish are standard. The packages add some model-specific styling elements, as well as Bilstein shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars to improve handling. Read More

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Reasons to Install YouTube Go App on Your Device

For example, lets just say you download Bad Lip Reading's "Inauguration Day" but your friend also wants to watch it. Let's say your friend doesn't have available cellular data due to poor coverage or exhausted data inclusion. The only options now available are "basic" and "standard" quality, neither of which are 1080p or even 720p. Users should keep in mind the software is unstable. Read More

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Firmware Update Version 4.50 Will Introduce 'Boost Mode'

Sony's forthcoming firmware update for PlayStation 4 reportedly includes a "Boost Mode" option for PS4 Pro users, improving the performance for games that don't already feature enhancements when played on Pro. This has enabled many players to get into the beta and try out the mode for themselves. The extremely sort after External HDD Support which is compatible with a HDDs up to 8TB. Read More

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US Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products

US Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products

Altria Group's U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. unit announced this week the recall of an unspecified number of cans of dozens of brands, including Copenhagen, Cope, and Skoal. For a list of recalled cans and products go to the FDA website . The smokeless tobacco recall does not include Copenhagen Snuff Custom, Copenhagen Fine Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut, Copenhagen Long Cut Wintergreen, Skoal Long Cut Custom Straight, and Skoal Snus Original. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 rumored for MWC debut with 9.6-inch display

On the other hand, the S8 Plus will come in with a monstrous 3750mAh battery, which is 150mAh more than the 3600mAh unit the S7 Edge has. The Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors have not stopped since about a month after the S7 arrived. For pictures, you have a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper. The real big news - and one we've heard rumoured often - is that the iPhone 8 will be the first Apple smartphone to feature an OLED screen, so says Soneira. Read More

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