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The S&P 500 is nearly 14 points higher at 2,824, and the Nasdaq is up around 50 points at 7,387. U.S. Treasury yields, which tended to fall during previous government shutdowns, rose as investors saw limited economic fallout from the political standoff and focussed instead on a global economy motoring ahead and U.S.
  • Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka has joined Square Enix

    Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka has joined Square Enix

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    He did, however, let slip that he's aiming to make an 'enjoyable game'. While he's not now attached to any announced projects, he says he aims "to develop an enjoyable game" at his new employer. Back in 2012, Naka told Polygon that he had to leave Sega to avoid creating the same kind of game. Although he was far from well-known even at the time, Naka worked behind the scenes on the coding for such hits as Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega's unofficial mascot, at least before Sonic ousted ...
  • Photos purportedly showcase the Xbox Watch that never was

    Photos purportedly showcase the Xbox Watch that never was

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    Microsoft's odd-but-interesting Xbox Watch unreleased prototype is no stranger to popping up in a leak online, but today, we've caught a glimpse of its user interface. More leaked images have emerged of Microsoft's cancelled Xbox Smartwatch, proving that this is one bit of vapourware that simply refuses to go away.
  • Aguero hat trick powers Man City over Newcastle

    Aguero hat trick powers Man City over Newcastle

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    Newcastle rallied, with Jacob Murphy's first goal for the club four minutes later getting his side back in it, before City goalkeeper Ederson nearly gifted the visitors a leveller but recovered well to deny Mohamed Diame. Before, when I didn't play for a long time it was not so easy but I had to be professional and wait for my chance. "We are still learning, and you have to be focussed all the time".
  • Nvidia Asks Retailers to Prioritize Gamers over Miners

    Nvidia Asks Retailers to Prioritize Gamers over Miners

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    While high demand and rapid graphics card sales are good in the short term, GeForces being gobbled up by miners might not contribute to the long-term growth of the company's business. This has led to a widespread shortage of graphics cards and a sharp uptick in pricing. Whether these prices are down to retail standard competition or are being influenced by cryptocurrency miners is hard to tell.
  • Retailers lock up Tide pods after risky social media challenge

    Retailers lock up Tide pods after risky social media challenge

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    A new trend called the "Tide Pod Challenge" has young people taking serious risks. In a a statement, YouTube said its community guidelines prohibit content that encourages unsafe activities that have a risk of causing physical harm. "Even if meant as a joke. This is bad. Children are going to see these and associate them with Tide Pods". "This isn't something to be playing with", said Julie Weber, director of Missouri Poison Center.
  • Vivo X20 Plus UD officially launches in China!

    Vivo X20 Plus UD officially launches in China!

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    Vivo has scheduled an event in Beijing, China on January 24th where it's going to formally launch the Vivo X20 Plus . If we recall, Vivo had showcased a smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES) 2018 and while speculations suggested that the device will be called Vivo X20 Plus UD now, the company has officially confirmed it.
  • Apple to replace your iPhone 6 Plus with 6s Plus

    Apple to replace your iPhone 6 Plus with 6s Plus

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    These models are all expected to feature Apple's notched design and TrueDepth camera. So, it is not often everyone gets the free upgrade to iPhone 6S Plus . Lastly, the absence of the fingerprint sensor makes the user totally dependent on the FaceID which is slower to use at it includes another step of swiping the screen to unlock the device which is not better than the traditionaly and more secure Touch ID.
  • Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market

    Microsoft Unveils Lower-Cost K-12 Devices in Fight for School Market

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    For emerging markets, JP will sell the Classmate Leap T303 notebook, starting at $199, and the Trigono V401 2-in-1, starting at $299. Speaking to EdSurge, Anthony Salcito, Microsoft's Vice President of Worldwide Education, said that the Windows devices can offer both teachers and students more room and variety of tools to use.
  • Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

    Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks

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    You can already get a limited number of audiobooks through the Google Play Music app, but it's not really a fully fledged service. Further reports also indicate that the move is expected to rival Amazon and its long list of retailers in the audiobook market.
  • Amiibo-like PlayStation figures are coming this March

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    PlayStation will launch its own line of figurines based on characters and franchises familiar or exclusive to the console. Each figure is 10 centimeters in height and is attached to a fixed base, which means they can't be set in different ways.
  • Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims

    Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims

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    The iPhone X smartphone costs $357.50 to make and sells for $999, giving it a gross margin of 64 percent, according to the firm, which tears down technology devices and analyzes the parts inside. This is interesting as the notch enables facial recognition features, including Face ID, through the built-in TrueDepth Camera system. According to Kuo, the latest model of the iPhone might be at the end of its journey by Summer 2018.
  • Upcoming Nokia Flagship Smartphone From HMD Global to Feature Penta Lens Camera

    Upcoming Nokia Flagship Smartphone From HMD Global to Feature Penta Lens Camera

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    At last year's Mobile World Congress event in February, the company unveiled the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 in addition to the 2G variant of the redesigned Nokia 3310 . The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, Huawei is also planning to launch its P-20 flagship phone which will reportedly feature five cameras.
  • Here's Why Millie Bobby Brown Wore Sneakers to the 2018 SAG Awards

    Here's Why Millie Bobby Brown Wore Sneakers to the 2018 SAG Awards

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    Millie now has four SAG nominations for her work on Stranger Things , including a win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series a year ago. The future of Brown's career, and the accompanying red carpet routines, is undoubtedly bright and equally chic-but for tonight, her sense of youthful buoyancy, hair buns and all, feels right on time.