• Google admits it tracked user location data

    Google admits it tracked user location data

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    Quartz's report details a practice in which Google was able to track user locations by triangulating which cell towers were now servicing a specific device. Although Google says the cell tower data is encrypted, it doesn't mean it can't be compromised by a hacker. In Korea, smartphones running on Google's Android OS, including phones produced by Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are the majority.
  • Xbox Games with Gold games for December 2017 announced

    Xbox Games with Gold games for December 2017 announced

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    As usual, both of these are playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility . The four player co-op FPS Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide originally came out on Xbox One in 2015, has since been enhanced with a smashing 4K upgrade, and is available to Xbox Live Gold members for the entire month of December at no additional cost.
  • Volvo begins production of XC40

    Volvo begins production of XC40

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    The XC40 is Volvo's first small SUV, moving the company into what has quickly become the most competitive area of the market at the moment. Coming soon to Australia - Volvo's new XC40 compact SUV. "This is a proud day for Ghent, the company and all our employees here", says Samuelsson. The CMA platform, co-developed with Geely, will provide Volvo Cars with the necessary synergies and economies of scale for the small premium vehicle segment.
  • Light Pollution Rises On A Global Scale

    Light Pollution Rises On A Global Scale

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    Outdoor LED lights, with their energy-saving capabilities, were supposed to help solve the light pollution problem. The researchers said the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite data may understate the situation because its sensor can not detect some of the LED lighting that is becoming more widespread, specifically blue light.
  • Pokemon Go Update Offers Major Changes to Raid Battles

    Pokemon Go Update Offers Major Changes to Raid Battles

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    Trainers with a high-level gym badge are more likely to be invited to EX Raids happening at that gym, just as trainers who have a higher number of battles under their belt are more likely to be invited to EX Raid battles. Completion of tier 3 and higher Raid Battles increases the potential to receive fast and charged TMs. Developer Comments: We want Trainers to walk away from Raid Battles feeling like they've earned some awesome rewards, even if the Raid Boss flees.
  • 'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

    'Flowing' water on Mars could actually be sand, reveals study

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    They found that no matter how long the streaks were, they seemed to end at around the same angle on these slopes - behavior that's been seen from sand grains rolling down dunes on Earth, but not from liquid water. "The RSL don't flow onto shallower slopes, and the lengths of these are so closely correlated with the dynamic angle of repose, it can't be a coincidence", said HiRISE Principal Investigator Alfred McEwen at the University of Arizona, Tucson, a co-author of the new report.
  • Cigar-shaped asteroid from a different solar system

    Cigar-shaped asteroid from a different solar system

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    The asteroid, named Oumuamua by its discoverers, is 400 metres long and highly elongated -perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide. None of the approximately 750,000 known asteroids and comets is thought to have originated outside our Solar System , but formation models suggest that orbital migration of the giant planets ejected a large fraction of the original planetesimals into interstellar space .
  • Vodafone Rs 199 recharge offer

    Vodafone Rs 199 recharge offer

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    Vodafone India has previously announced new Red postpaid plans that offer unlimited local/STD calls, free device protection scheme, free national roaming and ISD minutes along with few more benefits. Vodafone prepaid users who select this Rs 199 plan will also get a free subscription to Vodafone Play along with calls and data offer. India's second largest telecommunication service provider Vodafone is also offering unlimited calls benefit in Rs 348 bonus card.
  • Xbox Live Games With Gold for December Revealed

    Xbox Live Games With Gold for December Revealed

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    Among those titles is co-op first-person shooter, a whimsical RPG from Ubisoft, a classic Telltale title, and a pulp-inspired action game. When you complete a match, you get the opportunity for each of the four players to roll a dice and receive a weapon as a reward.
  • Tencent bringing top game to China with edits

    Tencent bringing top game to China with edits

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    The game, which has amassed a considerable following across the globe, represents a massive point for monetization and continued play for years to come. " PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world", said Steven Ma, Senior Vice President of Tencent.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9: New renders reveal plans for 2018 handset

    Samsung Galaxy S9: New renders reveal plans for 2018 handset

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    And the publication cites that they've verified these renders with other sources of them, and claim the renders as accurate. Now, we're getting a good glimpse at what that Galaxy S9 could look thanks to renders for a third-party case that is destined for the smartphone.
  • Google's Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

    Google's Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals

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    After all, the company does operate an impressive Play store , and it's ready to slash prices on movies , apps, games, music, TV, and books this holiday season. The best Google Play Black Friday deal might be on the music side of things. For book lovers, you'll find $5 credits towards any book over $5, plus discounts on top titles.
  • Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018

    Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018

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    However, when the $350 gadget finally makes its debut, it still won't be able to do numerous things the Amazon Echo has been able to do for years, as pointed out by Bloomberg in a recent article. The speaker features a four inch subwoofer and a six-microphone array, making the HomePod a superior product of its kind in terms of audio quality. The device is powered by the same A8 chip used on the Apple iPhone 6.
  • Apple shows off self-driving tech breakthrough in obstacle detection

    Apple shows off self-driving tech breakthrough in obstacle detection

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    Autonomous cars, housekeeping robots, and augmented/virtual reality projects often struggle with this, the researchers noted. As the paper reveals, the team working on the project has developed a new architecture for detecting small obstacles using the Light Detection and Ranging ( LiDAR ) sensing method, called VoxelNet.