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God of War (PS4): Few things to know before buying the game

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With a rebooted setting, richer systems than ever before, and an emotional depth the series has long dreamt of achieving , God of War is the PlayStation's latest "must own" title. While we wait for the game's release, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at Kratos' journey into the fighting game realm. All previous games offered linear experiences, packed with action sequences, fixed camera angles while the story was placed on the backburner. Read More »

Google's new iMessage rival plans to completely replace SMS messaging

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As announced in an exclusive piece by Dieter Bohn at The Verge , Google wants to take another stab at fixing messaging on Android with Chat . The Chat will not be an app for texting. The new Chat app by Google would be a fully featured new generation communication app which will be loaded with all the much needed feature of an ideal Chat app. Read More »

Fortnite developer: no rush to make new Battle Royale maps

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Epic has announced that they are working through the bugs and server issues, as is normal when a new update occurs. In fact Sensor Tower estimates that Fortnite Battle Royale could very well be on its way to earn as much as $500 million this year, which combines both iOS and Android earnings. Read More »

Khloe Kardashian & Baby Staying at Tristan Thompson's Home Despite Broken Relationship

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True Thompson was nearly True Kardashian . The couple is certainly ecstatic, sharing their happiness with the world! Proud parents Tristan Thompson & Khloe Kardashian '. Of course, I'm a little nervous to go into labor . Kourtney Kardashian is ringing in her 39th year surrounded by the love of her family. Nevertheless, despite the not-so-smooth sailing, on June 15, 2013, albeit prematurely, Kim Kardashian gave birth to a lovely little girl by the name of North West. Read More »

Rozier downplays any bad blood with Bledsoe

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You won't get an argument from Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who has been singing the praises of Middleton well before Boston found itself facing him and the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. That doesn't mean shooting threes at a Houston-like pace, but adding a more modern big to play alongside Giannis while Thon Maker develops would certainly help. Read More »

1-inch LCD iPhone to have budget price, dual SIM variant

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This news brings the timeline forward as it was expected that the company will start production by the end of June. However, given the early timing, it's highly unlikely that these are the flagship replacements for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X which are expected to be announced in their usual September timeframe. Read More »

Responses of Facebook, Cambridge Analytica being examined, says govt

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The Facebook Audience Network links non-Facebook sites and apps to Facebook advertisers, and honestly, The Social Network™ only needs all that data it gathers for technical reasons like making sure the ads display correctly (fingerprints again), to encourage victims visitors to sign up to Facebook , and to hammer people with ads for similar products to the advertiser they viewed/clicked on. Read More »

SpaceX Is About to Launch NASA's Latest Satellite

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Stephen Rinehart, TESS's project scientist, said of the mission : "There are some people on the mission who are very, very, very keen to find Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of their host stars, and that would be absolutely fabulous". Read More »

Joel Embiid officially listed as out for Game 1 vs. Heat

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Embiid collided with teammate Markelle Fultz , and the orbital fracture required surgery. Brown is prepping for the series as if Embiid will be unavailable. Grinding down the shot clock is why they have the 26th slowest pace in the National Basketball Association. "Hopefully, it gets approved and I get to play in it". Read More »

Would you pay for Facebook?

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In front of Congress this week, Zuckerberg denied that Facebook is biased, as he did in 2016. Who owns their virtual you? In response, he initially said no, but reiterated Facebook's new investigation into third-party apps on the platform was seeking to discover if there had been any other cases of misuse. Read More »

Acting Cambridge Analytica CEO steps down amid Facebook scandal

Analysts are also betting that there won't be much in the way of a user or advertiser fallout for Facebook either. "What we know now is that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed information by buying it". Zuckerberg said the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) to come into effect on May 25 was more stringent than what was now in place at Facebook and suggested it could serve as a rough model for U.S. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Will Last Longer Now

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Lite which features a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixel gets rid of the curves on the back and front of the phone. Note 8 , which was listed with model number SM-N960U, will run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. If that is indeed the case, we may see Samsung take the wraps off of its hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 9 as soon as July. Read More »

Instagram Kicks Off New Features, 'Focus' Camera Format

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Those companies may choose to implement those regulations globally as a preamble to any possible worldwide standards on data privacy. Apart from the confessions made about the Cambridge Analytica , Facebook CEO also revealed that in order to make Instagram a success he copied the popular "Stories" feature of Snapchat . Read More »

Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women's work

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On Equal Pay Day , women's advocates call attention to the gender pay gap - the phenomenon in which, year after year, women are found to be making less money than men. "So, in 55 years, it's only closed by 18 cents", she said. However, as a whole, employers are still failing to make progress toward achieving gender pay equity, according to a new report from Visier Insights . Read More »

Reed fends off Fowler for Masters title

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If anything, it made the course softer and more playable as three golfers, Rory McIlroy , Ricky Fowler and Jon Rahm , each shot 65s, the lowest scores in this year's tournament. One can only hope that it will come for him, like it came for Sergio Garcia, like it came for Phil Mickelson (people tend to forget that Lefty had been on tour for well over a decade before he landed the 2004 Masters ). Read More »

Apple reportedly working on iPhone touchless gesture controls

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The Apple devices that support this software version are the iPhone 5S and newer models, iPhone Mini 2, Mini 3, Mini 4 and the sixth-generation iPod Touch. Touchless gestures are also apparently on their way to an iPhone near you, and they could be implemented in two years at the earliest. Bloomberg's sources also reckon that Apple is working on a touchless control system for the iPhone. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Is the Only Facebook User Who Can Unsend Messages

This feature will be tested with a small subset of users around the world. Facebook had it turned on by default. In their joint letter the local groups said Facebook's handling of hate speech and vicious rumours in Myanmar has been "inadequate" for years, adding that their offers to craft broader solutions have gone unanswered. Read More »

Versatility key for this year's Highland boys tennis team

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Hupp noted that Neuendorf is one of around 20 district employees who are on limited contracts, which run year to year. They also kept their home record clean as they are now 16-0. The Spoofhounds also found success with their No. 3 doubles team as Jaden Hayes and Patrick Baker picked up a dominant 8-2 victory over Elliott Rocha and Ben Hudson. Read More »

Apple Releases Battery Health Menu

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After backlash from users and a number of class lawsuits, Apple promised to issue software update that will not only offer information about battery health , but also allow users to disable performance throttling. Apple wisely encrypts this data and puts it behind a passcode. Besides, iOS 11 .3 provided users with Business Chat , Health Records , data privacy policy, and bug-fixes. Read More »

Trump vs. Amazon: Let's set the record straight

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Amazon shares closed 4.38% lower at $1,431.42, keeping the stock below the $1,500 mark for a second straight day. The president didn't expand on his Amazon thoughts Thursday, but he has been critical about Amazon and how it collects sales taxes . Read More »

Facebook says it will redesign privacy controls amid backlash

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Facebook has produced multiple iterations to its privacy settings pages over the years, often in response to criticism that the system is too complicated for most people to understand what they are and aren't sharing. Facebook has a feature that allows users to download every bit of content you've ever uploaded to the social-networking site, including status updates, search queries, photos and videos. Read More »

Huawei P20, P20 Pro with three cameras at the back launched

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While it's hardly a major difference, the P20 will look sharper thanks to its slightly smaller screen which gives it a higher pixels per inch count. It consists of a 40-megapixel colour camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and a 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The P20 can also record 960fps slow-motion videos at 720p resolution. Read More »