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Tech Confidante of deposed South Korea leader jailed for 20 years
Author: 0 Confidante of deposed South Korea leader jailed for 20 years

Choi, who is known to have wielded considerable influence in the government even though she held no official position, was accused of collaborating with Park, who is facing nearly similar corruption charges in a separate trial. The court sentenced the chairman of the Lotte Group, Sin Dong-bin, to two and a half years in prison on bribery charges. Choi, who wore a dark blue coat and a badge bearing her prison number, showed little reaction as the sentence was passed.

Tech Overwatch is getting another free trial weekend
Author: 0 Overwatch is getting another free trial weekend

Okay, let's say that you haven't picked up Overwatch yet. A free weekend is coming up for the game where you will be able to try out the game, in all it's glory, for absolutely nothing. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn loot boxes , and unlock several customization options over the course of the weekend. So many big games unintentionally put up a wall, implying through their communities, marketing or even gameplay, that they are only for one kind of player or another.

Tech Sam's Club consolidates its membership structure and plans to offer free shipping
Author: 0 Sam's Club consolidates its membership structure and plans to offer free shipping

Sam's Club's move is aimed at spurring an uptick in memberships (currently about 47 million) at a time such fees represent the bulk of its in operating profits. "They were trying to be too many things to too many people and they felt like that was hurting a little bit, so they're really trying to simplify this down and get it down to their core base and offer them great deals, and it can drive longer-term growth", Yarbrough said.

Tech Initial Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks Look Pretty Good
Author: 0 Initial Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Benchmarks Look Pretty Good

In terms of integer performance, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC scores an average of 31 percent higher absolute performance compared to its predecessor. The Snapdragon 845 came out at least 25 percent faster than the Snapdragon 835 in eight out of 12 tests. These results can be simply explained by the clock speed boost applied to the Snapdragon 845 .

Tech Opening ceremony: USA's Davis didn't plan on attending before flag bearer comments
Author: 0 Opening ceremony: USA's Davis didn't plan on attending before flag bearer comments

In winning bronze at the Sochi Games, Hamlin broke a 34-year slump for American Luge, which saw the sport dominated by German and Austrian athletes. Hamlin refused to let the incident cloud over the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, deflecting any hint of frustration with Davis and insisting her focus was on the task at hand - and not tripping.

Tech New Kingdom Hearts 3 details and screenshots revealed
Author: 0 New Kingdom Hearts 3 details and screenshots revealed

In fact, the latest trailer for the shows off several of those worlds, with a big focus on Monsters, Inc . A trailer released at the recent D23 Disney Expo in Tokyo shows that Monsters Inc characters will play a prominent part in Square Enix's much-anticipated upcoming Disney-themed RPG, Kingdom Hearts III .

Tech YouTube TV Adds New Channels, Raises Price
Author: 0 YouTube TV Adds New Channels, Raises Price

Ninety-six percent of YouTube TV's ads on television so far this year have appeared during sports programming, including the Super Bowl, according to iSpot.tv, which tracks TV ads. As for new markets, we gave you the list yesterday, but some of them include Lexington, Dayton, Honolulu, Richmond, Mobile, and Syracuse. Customers also in the next few months be able to subscribe to watch NBA League Pass and MLB.TV as premium add-ons.

Tech Apple meeting: CEO Cook downplays repatriation dividend
Author: 0 Apple meeting: CEO Cook downplays repatriation dividend

But didn't giving any other specifics. "But in terms of annual increases in the dividend, it is something that this board and management are committed to doing". Investors have been anticipating a substantial increase in Apple's dividend since the company announced plans to take advantage of a temporary tax break championed by President Donald Trump to bring an estimated $245 billion in overseas cash back to the U.S.

Tech Spyro Trilogy Remake Coming Later This Year, According to Report
Author: 0 Spyro Trilogy Remake Coming Later This Year, According to Report

The same story went for Crash Bandicoot , but the fact that the N.Sane Trilogy sold over 2.5 million copies a year ago (as a PS4 exclusive, no less), has clearly not gone unnoticed by Activision which, if this report is to believed, is now resurrecting another 90's icon for modern audiences.

Tech Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves Will Add Microtransactions Around 3 Months After Release

Lead designer Mike Chapman tells IGN that the game takes place prior to the Golden Age of Piracy in a mysterious location called the Sea of Thieves . He also explained that the use of microtransaction is simply a business move to support ongoing development. My goal and everyone else's goal here is to have as many people as possible working on this, and just keep giving people reasons to return, reasons to have fun.

Tech Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro hit India
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro hit India

The Pro handset packs the Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood, and has a dual camera setup on the back (with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors). Mi LED Smart TV 4 138.8 cm (55) is the world's thinnest LED TV at just 4.9mm slim, and comes with an intelligent content-first PatchWall software completely redesigned from the ground up for India.

Tech Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017
Author: 0 Google reportedly shipped 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017

Even five months after the launch of the Pixel 1 at the end of 2016, the company couldn't keep the phone in stock on the Google Store. While he didn't provide any concrete figures, Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently confirmed during the company's quarterly earnings call that Google has seen its device shipments more than double year-over-year.

Tech THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million
Author: 0 THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million

No restructuring or cost-saving programmes are now being planned. "I strongly believe that THQ Nordic is a great strategic fit with Koch Media", added Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. If you'll recall, Deep Silver purchased the Volition (and their Saints Row franchise), as well the publishing rights to the Metro series, from the THQ bankruptcy auction in 2013.

Tech Mercedes-AMG reveals 576bhp G 63 ahead of Geneva Motor Show
Author: 0 Mercedes-AMG reveals 576bhp G 63 ahead of Geneva Motor Show

It was only a matter of time before we saw the facelifted version of the Mercedes-Maybach S Class , considering all other versions of the S Class - the sedan , coupe and cabriolet - have already gone through the mid life cycle refresh. It's a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 unit, delivering 577bhp and 850Nm of torque that is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Tech Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps
Author: 0 Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps

Aside from providing suggested Smart Replies , Reply also includes a number of other automated features. An example would be receiving messages while driving; using your phone's Global Positioning System and Bluetooth sensors, Smart Reply would know you are in your auto.

Tech Why is the SMG being removed from Fortnite and other update news?
Author: 0 Why is the SMG being removed from Fortnite and other update news?

The game developer made a decision to start putting guns into the Vault , which means that some guns will be removed from the game. On this respect, the company said a better level of optimization will roll out soon. "Next week we'll be putting our first weapon (SMG) into the Vault ", the announcement read. Based on this statement, it seems as though the SMG was removed due to the introduction of new weapons in the game that threw off the balance.

Tech Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories
Author: 0 Instagram is testing screenshot alerts for stories

As reported by thenextweb, Instagram will notify users about the person who has taken the screen of the user.Users will see a Sun type symbol right next to the person's name.Check the screenshot shared below. To be clear, creators won't get a specific notification when someone takes a screenshot of their story, it will only show up in their list of story viewers.

Tech Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat
Author: 0 Instagram Enables Screenshot Alert to Align With Snapchat

Instagram will now alert you when somebody has snapped a screenshot of a post in your Story. Users who are included in the test are shown an alert that the next time they take a screenshot of a friend's story, the friend will be able to see that.

Tech How to Watch the Winter Olympics, on TV and Mobile Devices
Author: 0 How to Watch the Winter Olympics, on TV and Mobile Devices

ET, and on NBC's prime-time broadcast on a delayed basis at 8 p.m. The live broadcast is part of a new feature offered by Snapchat called 'Live.' The feature will allow NBC Sports to stream two- to six-minute long segments directly through the app.

Tech Abe fails to reach common ground with Moon on North Korea
Author: 0 Abe fails to reach common ground with Moon on North Korea

Hundreds of protestors gathered in Seoul on Sunday to vent their anger at what they called the "Pyongyang Games". Kim on Saturday invited Moon to a summit in the North, an offer extended by his sister and special envoy Kim Yo-jong, who made history as the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the South since the Korean war.

Tech Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA celebrates the opening ceremony
Author: 0 Winter Olympics 2018: Team USA celebrates the opening ceremony

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to U.S. officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang.

Tech Asus Zenfone 5 Lite gets showcased via Leaked promotional posters
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 5 Lite gets showcased via Leaked promotional posters

They look very professional and supposedly show dual 16MP rear cameras and dual 20MP front cameras along with what appears to be a 5.7-inch Full HD+ display. Further, this upcoming smartphone from ASUS will also feature dual camera setup and 18:9 display which are now must have features for any phone. In addition to that, the phone sports a vertical dual-camera setup on the rear which again seems largely inspired by Apple's flagship.

Tech Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation
Author: 0 Erdogan says Turkish chopper shot down in Syria operation

The raids began at midnight, state-run Anadolu news agency said. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Russian Federation has been one of President Bashar Assad's strongest supporters, intervening in 2015 to tip the balance of power in his favor.

Tech No free smartphones for North Korean and Iran Olympians
Author: 0 No free smartphones for North Korean and Iran Olympians

The Iranian foreign minister issued an ultimatum on Thursday to Samsung Co. urging it to apologize for excluding the Iranian Olympians from receiving phones as a gift in the South Korea Winter Olympics, a source said. Prior to the apology, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported that Telecoms Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi was looking into the issue, and was considering whether to block imports of Samsung phones.

Tech Dow turns 567-point loss into 567-point gain as stocks rally
Author: 0 Dow turns 567-point loss into 567-point gain as stocks rally

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 2.02 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.06 percent. "The sellers remain in clear control right now as a lot of the excess froth we saw in January, has now been unwound or erased", said Adam Sarhan of 50 Park Investments.

Tech 19 killed and dozens injured as bus topples over in Hong Kong
Author: 0 19 killed and dozens injured as bus topples over in Hong Kong

Police have arrested the driver on suspicion of risky driving causing injuries and deaths. "It was much faster than I normally felt in a bus", he said, sitting by the road. "People fell on one another and got tossed from side to side", the passenger said. Photos and footage from the scene showed the roof of the bus had been torn off.

Tech Anti-Pakistan, Pro-Pakistan Slogans Raised
Author: 0 Anti-Pakistan, Pro-Pakistan Slogans Raised

In a bid to control the controversy, the NC president farooq Abdullah issued a statement, distaning the party from the contentious statement of Lone. The assembly speaker had alleged the presence of Rohingyas led to attack in IoK on an army camp in the Sunjwan.

Tech Facebook Reportedly Testing A Feature Everyone Has Always Wanted: A Downvote Button
Author: 0 Facebook Reportedly Testing A Feature Everyone Has Always Wanted: A Downvote Button

Facebook is now testing a "downvote" button , effectively creating a counter to the classic "like" button and giving users the opportunity to dislike a friend's post, according to reports. "This is running for a small set of people in the USA only.", the spokesperson said about the new feature. "That's why today we are launching Reactions , an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way".

Tech Trejarers Gold Headed To Nintendo Switch On April 12
Author: 0 Trejarers Gold Headed To Nintendo Switch On April 12

According to Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima , the goal for the developer and publisher is to support Switch over a 5-6 year period, which is the traditional run for game consoles. The incredible new Nintendo Switch deal can be picked up from the Tesco website at the link below. One Gold Point holds a cash value of £0.01, so a £40 eShop purchase will net you 200 points.

Tech VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization
Author: 0 VLC 3.0 released: Chromecast, 8K, HDR, Android PiP, iPhone X optimization

However, the Chromecast support will only be available on Android and Chromebooks for now, while the feature is in its beta mode. If you select Renderer, you'll see your Chromecast device (s) listed. The app is lightweight, available for just about any device you have, free of advertisements and unnecessary trim. As always, a bunch of new codecs are supported too.

Tech Xiaomi Mi 2S Sketch And Specs Leak, Ceramic Build Mentioned
Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi 2S Sketch And Specs Leak, Ceramic Build Mentioned

Recently, the Mi Mix 2s spotted on famous AnTuTu benchmarking website , revealing some key information about the performance of the Mi Mix 2s. The smartphone could go on sale in China sometime in March, after an initial showcase at MWC 2018.

Tech Square Enix Officially Reveals Monsters Inc World For Kingdom Hearts III
Author: 0 Square Enix Officially Reveals Monsters Inc World For Kingdom Hearts III

Popular monsters Sulley and Mike Wazowski are in the game and even the main characters get an appearance change too. This new trailer showcases Goofy, Donald, and Sora on an adventure in the world of Monsters, Inc . There's around three worlds per section, but Square Enix noted that this doesn't mean there's nine worlds in total. A video featuring the game's new theme song - performed by J-pop megastar Utada Hikaru, as with the original Kingdom Hearts and its sequel - was also revealed.

Tech What message did Pence send to NK at Olympics?
Author: 0 What message did Pence send to NK at Olympics?

These officials said that while Pence did not greet Kim Yong Nam, he didn't deliberately skip over him. In stark contrast, two kinds of kimchi - the fermented cabbage that features in every Korean meal - were on the menu for lunch, a Blue House official told AFP, one mild Northern style version and a spicier Southern recipe.