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BlackBerry KEYone release date in U.S. and Canada is official

BlackBerry KEYone release date in U.S. and Canada is official

In September previous year BlackBerry announced it had stopped making phones. After a brief delay, TCL Communication and BlackBerry Limited are almost ready to begin taking preorders for the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone. BlackBerry's software is the other half of the story. What's more, QuickCharge 3.0 technology means a 50% charge can be achieved in as little as 36 minutes. Read More

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Apple reportedly in talks to launch a money-transfer service

Apple reportedly in talks to launch a money-transfer service

The card could also be added to your Apple Pay wallet to pay for goods at stores and on websites. Consumers can also use Apple Pay accounts to pay for items within apps and on the web. If the rumored program, which has seen several starts and pauses, ends up happening, it'll be a way for Apple to bolster Apple Pay. The issue with peer-to-peer payment apps in general is that it's hard to make money off of them. Read More

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Saturn Looks Haunted in Cassini's First Grand Finale Photos

The animated Google Doodle showed a cute cartoon Cassini taking photos of a smiling Saturn while plunging through its rings. The unprocessed image above was acquired toward the start of the dive at 7:49 a.m. In the wee hours of the morning, Cassini whizzed through the space at 77,000 mph (124,000 kph), collecting all sorts of data on this unchartered territory. Read More

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First 4K and Upscaled Game Images Revealed for Xbox Project Scorpio

From left to right: 1080p on Xbox One, 1080p on Scorpio, 4K on Scorpio. While the difference isn't quite as dramatic, it looks like you'll still enjoy better overall clarity even if you don't upgrade to a 4K TV for Scorpio. Phil Spencer talked about Xbox One Project Scorpio and how the development of the console started. However, it's also cheaper than what many were expecting considering how much powerful Project Scorpio is supposed to be. Read More

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State Department promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago draws fire

State Department promotion of Trump's Mar-a-Lago draws fire

The article was replaced with a statement that says "the intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders". It later lauds the resort itself, saying that builder Marjorie Merriweather Post "spared no expense" for it. "Using the government's megaphone to promote Mar-a-Lago" is like when Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump aide, urged people during a television interview to buy Ivanka Trump's clothing line. Read More

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Google Chrome Is Reportedly Getting Its Own Built-In Ad Blocker

Google Chrome Is Reportedly Getting Its Own Built-In Ad Blocker

Those types of ads include pop-up ads, autoplay videos, and what are known as prestitial ads, or those ads that are often fullscreen and show up before you're taken to the homepage or desired website. Chrome held 54% of the browser market share worldwide in April 2017 on desktop and mobile combined, according to StatCounter, followed by Safari with 12.4%; UC Browser 9%; Firefox, 8%; and Edge, 2%. Read More

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Rex Tillerson's Visit to Moscow

Rex Tillerson's Visit to Moscow

During the meeting, Lavrov doubled down on Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, repeating denials that Assad's government was to blame for the gas attack last week and adding a new theory that the attack may have been faked by Assad's enemies. Read More

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Man jumps into icy water to save dog from frozen pond

Man jumps into icy water to save dog from frozen pond

Ice crystals gather atop a frozen pond. While setting up the cameras for the reportage, the crew caught a glimpse of what seems to be a man talking to someone who was supposedly in the middle of the ice-covered pond. The city's firefighters said since Thursday they had been called to three ice rescues. A CTV Edmonton crew shooting footage of the pond for a segment about ice safety captured the moment McIver followed Cosmo's path and ended up in the freezing water with the canine. Read More

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United States claim doubles success to keep Davis Cup hopes alive

The win by Thompson, 22, set the Americans, the pre-tie betting favourites, back on their heels ahead of the clash between Australian Nick Kyrgios and American John Isner. The visitors have Sam Querrey and Steve Johnson listed to play Sam Groth and John Peers but that can all change until an hour before play. The American double-faulted again on the first and last points of a thrilling third-set tiebreaker and was unable to snatch back the momentum after that point. Read More

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Wizards John Wall hit with $15000 fine for criticizing refs

Wizards John Wall hit with $15000 fine for criticizing refs

The Spurs and the Jazz are two of the deepest teams in the league, the top two defensive teams in terms of points allowed, and rank second and third in opponents' field goal percentage. You can see he's fighting through everything, but he's not as effective. The Jazz were able to get it done in San Antonio earlier in the year, but with almost an entire season under both teams' belts, that's likely to be a much tougher task this time around. Read More

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You can play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps

For example, search "do a barrel roll" and the screen will do a 360-degree turn, in honor of the classic Nintendo series Star Fox. Pac-Man right now! Seriously, Ms. Pac-Man, the arcade game, was first released in May 1980. Obviously, playing on a mobile device within Google Maps leaves something to be desired if you're used to arcade controls. Read More

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Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

President Donald Trump touted a "major investment" by the automaker on Twitter . An engine plant in Romeo, Michigan , where 500 people work, is in line for a $150 million investment under the same deal. Trump said Ford would make a "major investment" in three MI plants in a tweet. - This report was updated at 10:32 a.m. "Today's announcement is further proof of Ford's commitment to producing in MI and the United States", she said. Read More

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Super Mario Run for iOS updated with more free content

Super Mario Run for iOS updated with more free content

It did apparently make enough money to convince Nintendo that the one-time pricing model is still the way to go for most mobile games, as Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima told Nikkei . The game will be made available on Android on March 23; however, Nintendo will also launch a version 2.0 of the game, which is said to come packed with some additional elements, some of them perhaps being antipiracy-related. Read More

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Ashrawi denounces United Nations decision to remove the ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid

Ashrawi denounces United Nations decision to remove the ESCWA report on Israeli apartheid

Israel and the United States did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Khalaf's letter. Khalaf added that she stands by the commission's report. The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday (March 15) and said it was the first time a United Nations body had clearly made the charge. Read More

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2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata, 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

The anchor pretensioners for the front seats, which are mounted at the floor of each B-pillar, may not have been fully connected with the seatbelt linkage during assembly at the company's Montgomery, Alabama, plant. While the recall is hefty at almost 1 million vehicles, the risk that these vehicles contain the defect is small. Hyundai will notify owners starting April 7, and dealers can inspect and fix the anchor system if needed. Read More

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Jeff Bezos Unveils Engine for Blue Origin Megarocket

Jeff Bezos Unveils Engine for Blue Origin Megarocket

Slated for launch sometime in 2021 or 2022, Blue Origin will carry out a mission to launch a satellite from French communications company Eutelsat into geostationary orbit. These will be fueled by seven BE-4 engines. The BE-4 and AR1 will employ a staged combustion cycle, a more efficient engine cycle than now available on other US liquid hydrocarbon rocket engines. Read More

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