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NKorea conflict a 'high possibility': Moon

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The installation of THAAD began last month amid rising tensions over North Korea's ballistic and nuclear tests. The last test, in April, was a failure: The missile broke up in midair shortly after takeoff. Haley urged other United Nations member states to continue to pressure the North and warned that the US will "call out" any country supplying or supporting the regime. Read More »

Oculus is winding down VR Story Studio

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What's notable here is that a lot of people's livelihoods will be affected; it also showcases how Oculus VR is changing how it spends money. Oculus has announced plans to shutter Story Studio , the company's division for creating VR-based storytelling content. Read More »

Facebook expected to face European Union fine over $19bn WhatsApp deal

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The Commission subsequently found that this was technically possible at the time. Europe's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has warned against companies providing misleading information as part of merger reviews. The Commission is empowered to fine a company as much as 1% of global turnover (for Facebook, a fine of up to $276M). Regulators met this week on the case and a decision could come either this week or next, the person said. Read More »

National Pension Service Increases Stake in Nucor Co. (NUE)

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National Pension Service owned 0.08% of Nucor worth $15,716,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Massmutual Trust Co. FSB ADV bought a new position in shares of Nucor during the fourth quarter worth approximately $127,000. $3.29 million worth of stock was sold by Frias James D on Wednesday, March 15. Nucor's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.94%. The original version of this news story can be read at ... Read More »

Notifications coming soon to Alexa-powered devices

Amazon published a statement on its developer blogs, saying that its Alexa AI will soon be getting a notification feature for some of its skills. Once a device receives a notification, it will alert you with the help of a chime and a pulsing green light. Read More »

Open SESAME: Science Center Inaugurated in Jordan

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Jordan's King Abdullah II yesterday formally launched an worldwide research centre whose members include experts from around the world including arch-rivals Iran and Israel. "The scientific project is important, the peace with Jordan is very important but standing up for the truth is more important than anything", he said. Read More »

HTC U11 wants you to squeeze it

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Samsung and HTC are beginning to launch brand new designs for their respective smartphones. The Taiwanese manufacturer's U11 device uses Edge Sense technology based around sensors built into the side of the phone that respond to being squeezed. Read More »

More Details Arrive for Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow

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Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is being made by Jam City in conjunction with series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, as well as Groening's Curiosity Company. Then you'll rocket into ... well, space for Space Adventures, where the gameplay is a combination of 16-bit-style arcade combat and decision-based exploration. Read More »

Active Volume Stock: Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Scopia Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Williams Companies during the third quarter valued at approximately $150,561,000. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 23,490 shares of the company's stock valued at $731,000 after buying an additional 1,220 shares during the period. Read More »

Google Poised To Roll Out Arsenal Of Services, Gadgets

Right now, Google Assistant only works in English, making it much less compelling for worldwide users. Interestingly enough, Google also revealed Android Go, effectively being a spiritual successor to Android One. Google also stated that Home's voice calling would only support outgoing calls, as it cares for users' privacy. The voice assistant will allow you to ask your vehicle for directions, and make calls - and more importantly, it means your auto will be closer than it has ever ... Read More »

Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

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Stocks that are volatile and move more than the overall market have a beta greater than 1 while stocks with price swings less than the market have a beta less than 1.0. The company has market cap of $2.96 billion. Its up 0.32, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. The SI to Ascena Retail Group Incorporated's float is 28.19%. 18 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. Read More »

Vishakhapatnam, Beas cleanest railway stations, says QCI report

In a cleanliness survey conducted by Quality Council of India for 75 busiest stations in the country, Vishakhapatnam ranked number one followed by Secundrabad station. The survey was conducted for a total of 407 stations, out of which 75 were kept in the A-1 category or busiest stations and 332 are in the A category. Read More »

Senate demands Comey memos and Trump tapes as probes ramp up

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In the other letter, the committee asked McCabe for "any notes or memorandum" Comey prepared about any communications he had with senior White House or Department of Justice officials about Russia-related investigations. Comey has previously said he would only testify in an open session. Mark Warner (D-Va.) are heading up an investigation for the Senate Intelligence Committtee. Read More »

WannaCry Computer Virus: How Did it Spread Worldwide?

In China, many users can't access Microsoft's software patch to fix the vulnerability "because many Chinese computers run on pirated Microsoft operating systems", NPR's Rob Schmitz reports from Shanghai. Staff said they would continue to monitor and update their systems as a precaution. Security is a hard-to-evaluate feature against a possible future threat, and consumers have long rewarded companies that provide easy-to-compare features and a quick time-to-market at its expense. Read More »

Google staves off genericide, avoids fate of aspirin, yo-yo

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Elliott sued Google in 2012 after the company sued the other plaintiff in this case, Chris Gillespie, for registering hundreds of domain names with "google" in them. But a mark doesnt become generic just because the public sometimes uses it as a product name, Tallman said. In fact, it's so ubiquitous that it's often used simply used as a verb to describe the process of searching for information online. Read More »

Rex bite was so strong it could make bones explode

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This joint study study between Florida State and Oklahoma State also shows the power of each individual tooth. The ability to pulverize bones is called extreme osteophagy . They then compared the results with birds, which are modern-day descendants of the dinosaurs, and generated a model for T. rex . From their work on crocodilians , they realised that high bite forces were only part of the story. Read More »

Google Announces Standalone Daydream VR Headsets Coming From HTC, Lenovo

Clay Bavor, Google's VP of VR, said on stage that the benefit of a standalone headset is that everything is built right in, and the device can be built and optimized for VR rather than being stuck with the constraints of a smartphone. It's simply a reference design, which means third-party companies will use the platform to build their own creations - with their own individual branding. Read More »

New Zealand bowl in Dublin, Mashrafe returns

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The Black Caps have defeated Bangladesh by four wickets in their ODI match this morning in Dublin, helped by the crafty bowling of Hamish Bennett and a solid innings by Jimmy Neesham. Sarkar had brought up his half-century at nearly a run a ball, but was snared by Ish Sodhi (2-40), making a mess of a sweep to offer a simple catch to Latham after hitting five boundaries. Read More »

Release Date For South Park: The Fractured But Whole Is…

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On what platform do you plan to play South Park: The Fractured But Whole? Gas release. Yes, it's a trailer all about farts. The town needs new heroes to rise! You'll be able to get in on the fart-powered superhero action later this year. Details are sparse but in the past Gold Editions of Ubisoft games usually include access to future downloadable content (DLC) and season passes, if any. Read More »

Teen Dies of an Overdose From Things We Drink Every Day

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But it wasn't a auto crash that took his life. "The energy drink was basically chugged", Mr Watts said . " We lost Davis from a totally legal substance ", Watts said, adding "Our objective here today is to let people know, especially our young kids in school, that these drinks can be risky, and be very careful with how you use them". Read More »

Former SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive will leave Tesla

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Tesla acquired SolarCity for $2.6 billion in August, paving the way for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's ambitious plans for a carbon-free energy and transportation company. The market opportunity for standalone energy storage is expanding, and solar customers are increasingly looking to add storage. The company wished Rive well for his next move, saying he has "helped position Tesla for an wonderful future". Read More »