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Science Broadcom gives up on Qualcomm buyout after Trump veto
Author: 0 Broadcom gives up on Qualcomm buyout after Trump veto

Treasury said Broadcom violated that order by not giving proper notice about moving its headquarters to the U.S. In an attempt to ease those worries, Broadcom last week pledged to make the US a leader in the race to build 5G networks, saying it would create a $1.5 billion fund to support the effort if took control of Qualcomm.

Science Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime
Author: 0 Walmart's online same-day grocery ready for prime

That means it will be making deliveries from 800 stores in total. The Walmart delivery service costs $9.95 per order and requires a $30 minimum purchase. Shipt started delivering groceries from Publix Super Markets in 2015. Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers. Walmart also will use Jet, the Hoboken, NJ-based web retailer it acquired in 2016, to offer a same-day grocery-delivery service in New York City to compete with Amazon's Prime Now same-day delivery service, ...

Science Twitch just announced free monthly games for Prime subscribers
Author: 0 Twitch just announced free monthly games for Prime subscribers

However, for the rest of the month afterward, Twitch Prime users will have access to download SUPERHOT , Shadow Tactics , Tales from Candlekeep , Oxenfree and Mr. As with previous freebies, the games offered in this manner will be yours to keep permanently, though you'll presumably need to use the Twitch desktop app in order to grab them.

Science Google to ban cryptocurrency and ICO ads
Author: 0 Google to ban cryptocurrency and ICO ads

According to the policy, it will block all the advertisements related to "cryptocurrencies and related content". Google, the largest provider of digital advertising on the internet, announced, on Tuesday, that the firm plans to alter its advertising policy for certain financial services, including bitcoin .

Science Xiaomi Redmi 5 set to launch today
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi 5 set to launch today

It has already been confirmed that the Redmi 5 will be available via Amazon India , while Mi.com and Mi Home availability at the time of launch are also likely. The Redmi Note 5 is priced at Rs 9,999 for 3GB+32GB version, and Rs 11,999 for 4GB+64GB version. Xiaomi is making the live stream - slated to start at 3pm IST, as mentioned above - available for everyone to see via its official website .

Science British scientist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Author: 0 British scientist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Plait described how Hawking discovered how "the most powerful objects in the Universe" black holes "eventually dissolve", and how Hawking lived for another 55 years despite his ALS diagnosis. Hawking said making the first moves into space would "elevate humanity" because it would have to involve many countries. In September 2016 Hawking joined 375 "concerned" scientists in penning an open letter criticizing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, citing the threat of climate change and ...

Science YouTube's 'Dark Mode' feature arrives on iOS devices
Author: 0 YouTube's 'Dark Mode' feature arrives on iOS devices

That's certainly the case with YouTube's " Dark theme ", which arrives today on the iOS version of the app. This feature debuted on YouTube's desktop site a year ago. The feature was heavily requested for mobile apps after the launch on desktop. Reportedly, dark mode on Android is coming "soon", but whether that means days or weeks, we can't yet say.

Science Fitbit Launches Versa & Kids-Oriented Ace Fitness Trackers
Author: 0 Fitbit Launches Versa & Kids-Oriented Ace Fitness Trackers

If you're interested in Versa, there's a good chance that its previous smartwatch effort, the Fitbit Ionic , might also be of interest. The Versa is extremely slim and, according to Fitbit , it's the company's lightest metal smartwatch in the US market.

Science A star for Skywalker
Author: 0 A star for Skywalker

After Luke's run-in with the First Order on the red salt planet, Hamill said he told Johnson that Luke should brush off his shoulder twice like a former United States president has been known to do. Can you imagine Star Wars without the signature music of John Williams ? Apparently, his great-grandmother Elizabeth Keating was born in Kilkenny in December 1873 and left Ireland for America when she was a teenager.

Science 'Black Panther' tops 'Wrinkle' as Disney dominates box office
Author: 0 'Black Panther' tops 'Wrinkle' as Disney dominates box office

In this article, he goes in depth about what makes Ava stand out among her peers, Coogler being one of them. The two have known each other since 2013, but Coogler maintains that it feels a lot longer than that, and as previously noted, he calls DuVernay his big sister.

Science Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Mentioned In Parental Controls App Update
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch System Update 5.0.0 Mentioned In Parental Controls App Update

Other changes to Parental Controls have been implemented as well. In addition, captured videos in the Album will be restricted by Parental Controls depending on the Restricted Software setting and Software Rating Organization. The free app lets parents easily monitor how much their child plays on Nintendo Switch, choose how long they can play for each day, and set restrictions to limit what they can access.

Science Explore More Assassin's Creed Origins with Curse of the Pharaohs
Author: 0 Explore More Assassin's Creed Origins with Curse of the Pharaohs

Assassin's Creed Origins was released previous year on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Furthermore, in this new DLC , the max level cap has been bumped to level 55. If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, interactive history lessons and non-combative fare, you might fancy Assassin's Creed Origins' Discovery Mode .

Science President Trump's proposed steel, aluminum tariffs could cost United States over 179000 jobs
Author: 0 President Trump's proposed steel, aluminum tariffs could cost United States over 179000 jobs

And if the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada does not produce the desired result, Trump said he'll terminate the deal. A member of the Mexican negotiation team checks her phone during a lunch break at the hotel where the seventh round of NAFTA talks involving the United States, Mexico and Canada takes place, in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb.

Science Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced, Introducing New Monster Hunt Mode
Author: 0 Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced, Introducing New Monster Hunt Mode

They all had a good laugh about it later. More cards will be revealed starting with the 26th of March, when we will probably also get a more in-depth analysis of the new cards and abilities. "They can not attack heroes until the turn after they enter play, however". The new single-player mode is Monster Hunt . "Each time, it'll add a ghostly copy of the card back to your hand that disappears at the end of your turn".

Science How to Use Mario for Driving Directions in Google Maps
Author: 0 How to Use Mario for Driving Directions in Google Maps

Oh, and if you're wondering what March 10th has to do with Mario day.well, it's because of MAR10. Nintendo collaborated with Google Maps to bring the world " Mario Mode", an optional feature that allows users to "navigate the world as Mario ".

Science Xbox One Spring update to bring support AMD FreeSync monitors, more
Author: 0 Xbox One Spring update to bring support AMD FreeSync monitors, more

Microsoft is adding support for AMD's FreeSync displays to its Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles soon. The Xbox Spring Update is bringing support for native 1440p, and support for Auto Low Latency Mode (i.e. Some of the highlights from the Inside Xbox episode featured the latest updates coming to Xbox One now and later this Spring. In this regard, some 2018 TV with the QLED technologies that Samsung has announced during the CES 2018 will also support the VRR (variable ...

Science Apple to acquire Texture, the 'Netflix for magazines'
Author: 0 Apple to acquire Texture, the 'Netflix for magazines'

USA tech giant Apple is buying magazine aggregating service Texture from a consortium of publishers including Rogers, for an undisclosed sum. "We are committed to quality journalism from trusted sources and allowing magazines to keep producing beautifully designed and engaging stories for users", said Apple's Eddy Cue , announcing the acquisition.

Science Ford revives California Special package for 2019 Mustang
Author: 0 Ford revives California Special package for 2019 Mustang

Ford has a new limited-edition model for the 2019 Mustang GT that channels west coast flavor, minus the fish tacos and In-N-Out burgers. The original California Special, dubbed the GT/CS, was a dealer-specific package offered only in the coastal state before Ford took it nation-wide in 1968.

Author: 0 Sexton savours Irish Six Nations title win

In the lead up to the match on Saturday, there was a lot of nay-sayers saying nay, that Scotland definitely had a chance to come out on top. Ireland next face England at Twickenham on Saturday, March 17 (local time), where a St Patrick's Day victory would add this group of players to the Grand Slam-winners of 1948 and 2009.

Science OnePlus 5/5T to get Android 8.1 update soon
Author: 0 OnePlus 5/5T to get Android 8.1 update soon

OnePlus 5T is getting Android 8.1 Oreo update with OxygenOS open beta version 4, according to a blog post by the company. While nothing major has been announced in this update beyond the actual software version, users will nonetheless welcome the quick and regular software updates issued by OnePlus .

Science Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

Industry sources told Yonhap News that only 180,000 Galaxy s9 units were distributed through the country's top three carriers on the first day, compared to 260,000 for the Galaxy S8 past year. Samsung reportedly shipped around 41 million units of the S8 and S8 Plus while around 48 million units of the S7, launched in 2016, were sold. The source further added that the yield rate of the new flagship handsets was taken into consideration.

Science Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4
Author: 0 Fortnite announces cross-platform play sans Xbox One and PS4

Unfortunately though, it appears that cross-play won't happen between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Cross-play was possible when Epic Games' apparently forgot to "switch off" its cross-platform play between the PS4 and Xbox One previous year which proved that it wasn't impossible.

Science Who Would Win The 2018 NCAA Tournament If They Played Football
Author: 0 Who Would Win The 2018 NCAA Tournament If They Played Football

The Cavaliers will play in the South Region and take on the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in the first round Friday in Charlotte , North Carolina . The Tigers earned a No. 4 seed after playing all season without top post players Danjel Purifoy and Austin Wiley. Alabama will have the advantage of being the stronger defensive team and should dominate on the glass.

Science Sexton: Ireland winning Six Nations is job only half done
Author: 0 Sexton: Ireland winning Six Nations is job only half done

A Triple Crown, Grand Slam and the opportunity to be presented the silverware in the euphoria of a win are sufficient carrots for us to dig deep once again. But after missing France's first two Six Nations matches this year - both lost - due to a ban for uttering a homophobic slur in a club game, his return has given the team a huge boost.

Science Tour Jupiter: Juno spacecraft providing 'unprecedented' info
Author: 0 Tour Jupiter: Juno spacecraft providing 'unprecedented' info

Jupiter is known as the gas planet in our galaxy, and NASA's findings indicate that the atmospheric winds of the planet can be found deep in its atmosphere and that these last longer inside. Adriani explained that the width of each of the northern cyclones is the distance between New York City and Naples, and the Southern cyclones are even more massive in comparison.

Science Meeting on Video Game Violence at White House Falls Flat
Author: 0 Meeting on Video Game Violence at White House Falls Flat

Based off first-hand reports from those who attended nothing came of the hour-long meeting that also featured a video reel comprised of clips from certain games. 'I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts, ' he said last month at a meeting with lawmakers where he brought up his young son.

Science South African diamond provides new clues on Earth's internal processes
Author: 0 South African diamond provides new clues on Earth's internal processes

Oliver Tschauner, a professor of geoscience at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, explained that there are actually several known phases of water ice that form under different pressure and temperature conditions. As you'll recall, the mantle is too warm for ice-VII to exist. Although the study provided the direct evidence of unbonded water at extreme depths, the researchers were not able to determine how large these water pockets are and how common they are.

Science Super Smash Bros Is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros Is Finally Coming to Nintendo Switch

It may be assumed that the Inklings of Splatoon 2 will join the battle, and Mario and Link will be there too from their appearances in the trailer. In the trailer, there was also a part where the silhouettes of the other characters were teased.

Science Google Assistant Now Understands Custom Commands for Third-Party Products
Author: 0 Google Assistant Now Understands Custom Commands for Third-Party Products

Before, manufacturers were limited to commands built by Google like "turn on", "turn off", and "turn the temperature down" to control different devices. Earlier, users would say something like, "Ok Google, turn on the oven", now they will be able to give more detailed commands like, "Ok Google, set the oven to convection and preheat to 350-degrees".

Science The mystery of Alexa's eerie laugh has been solved
Author: 0 The mystery of Alexa's eerie laugh has been solved

The E-commerce company Amazon has added a new feature for its Alexa voice assistant that would let one make subsequent requests without needing to repeat one's Echo speaker's wake word. To fix the issue, Amazon is disabling that command and changing the trigger phrase to " Alexa , can you laugh?" Interestingly, Amazon says that users can now deliberately prevent Alexa from listening to commands by saying "stop" or "thank you".

Science Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature
Author: 0 Snapchat is reportedly testing a new tagging feature

The feature was first disclosed by Twitter user Matt Rappaport on Thursday. The company has confirmed that they will be allowing users to tag one another in posts, which echoes certain capabilities found within Instagram . As TechCrunch notes, tagging other users serves as a new way to communicate with friends on the app, while spotlighting your favorite Snapchat users.

Science Capcom will release Okami HD for the Switch this Summer
Author: 0 Capcom will release Okami HD for the Switch this Summer

The new titles still coming exclusively to the 3DS reaffirms Nintendo's commitment to what some presumed would be left by the wayside in the Switch's wake. The competitors cover the stage in ink to try to get the most coverage, as we see them do in the Smash Bros . trailer. We wish we had more to discuss and explain, but Nintendo seems to be keeping things under wraps.

Science Activision puts an end to the leaks by announcing Black Ops 4
Author: 0 Activision puts an end to the leaks by announcing Black Ops 4

The worldwide release of the game is set for October 12. Kotaku has reported recently that the title of the next Call of Duty would be Black Ops IIII and the release date was pretty sooner than what we had expected. As Forbes points out, this is the first time since Call of Duty 2 in 2005 that a Call of Duty game is being released in October. Rockstar's famous cowboy title Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing on October 26th, bringing some competition to CoD's annual sales.

Science Curious penguins find camera, snap video selfie
Author: 0 Curious penguins find camera, snap video selfie

While it may not be a true selfie, given that they didn't actually trigger the recording, it's "selfie" enough for us. and apparently for the thousands of people who have been charmed by the ice-crunching dynamic duo already. I was then to witness one of the funniest things ever as they grinned, grimaced and bared teeth at themselves in the reflection of the large glassy lens.

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