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ME senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory

ME senator claws his way to lobster emoji victory But alas, lobster aficionados won't be able to use the emoji just yet. He thanked the emoji-creating company "for recognizing the impact of this critical crustacean, in ME and across the country". On Wednesday, The Unicode Consortium released Emoji 11.0, which includes a finalized list of 157 new emojis. Internet arbiter of teen cool The Unicode Consortium has published the new list , which c... [Full Article...]

IOC: Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow

IOC: Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it would likely hear the case Wednesday in PyeongChang . Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously said that the ban was humiliating, but stopped short of calling for a boycott despite other officials saying their national athletes should not compete. [Full Article...]

Uttar Pradesh: 21 found HIV+ as quack uses infected syringe

Uttar Pradesh: 21 found HIV+ as quack uses infected syringe Rajendra Yadav, the accused in the particular case, is believed to be in hiding since the launch of the police investigation. Police in Uttar Pradesh state's Unnao district filed a complaint against Rajendra Yadav, who fled the region in anticipation of arrest, the district's chief medical officer S.P. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders hint at 18:9 display, dual cameras

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders hint at 18:9 display, dual cameras With a big "5" logo on the invite, it is nearly certain that Xiaomi's latest budget smartphone, is expected to be unveiled in India on February 14. In any case, the Redmi Note 5 would be a budget smartphone that is expected to start around Rs. [Full Article...]

International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing'

International Olympic Committee chief calls CAS ruling 'extremely disappointing' Bach, speaking in Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics, read a statement featuring seven decisions, the last of which warned boxing could be omitted from the Olympics if AIBA's governance did not improve. Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) will be the third largest athlete delegation, with 169 athletes. Physical therapy professor Alexandre Lopes is among the global experts in Pyeongchang ... [Full Article...]

Get Ready for Puppy Bowl XIV With This Canine Inspired Playlist

Get Ready for Puppy Bowl XIV With This Canine Inspired Playlist A piano-playing chicken named Jokgu will kick things off with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "an adorable blended bunch of baby barnyard cheerleaders, including ducklings, piglets and baby bunnies" will be playing cheerleaders on the sidelines. [Full Article...]

Nintendo plans to support Switch for 7 to 10 years

Nintendo plans to support Switch for 7 to 10 years The Japanese company has never had a good track record when it comes to online functionality - just looking at how voice chat was implemented on the Switch is more than enough evidence. While it's significantly cheaper than paying for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live, it seems the service is more bare bones as well. There is no doubt that Nintendo Switch has performed way better than it was ... [Full Article...]

Apple responds to USA probe of iPhone battery flap

Apple responds to USA probe of iPhone battery flap Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission had launched a probe to determine whether Apple broke federal law in its disclosure of iPhone throttling . In early 2017, the company released a software update that affected older iPhones but did not state that the move slowed the phones . Just a few weeks after Apple disclosed it had been slowing down older iPhones, the c... [Full Article...]

YouTube TV Service Launching For Apple TV 'Very Soon'

YouTube TV Service Launching For Apple TV 'Very Soon' The updated YouTube Go app also features new personalized content which a user can use by simply pulling on the home screen. This way, you can get a better idea of what's in the video to decide if you want to consume data watching it. Via Twitter, the folks at YouTube recently revealed that the YouTube TV app is now available for the Apple TV. The company first announced its intentions to l... [Full Article...]

High-tech cameras suggest polar bears having tougher time hunting

High-tech cameras suggest polar bears having tougher time hunting Over the course of the study , four of the nine seals did not reach that calorie level and lost a combined mass of 20 kilograms (44 pounds), which "reinforced the starvation lifestyle the polar bears have", Pagano said. "Unfortunately, with the rapid environmental changes occurring in Arctic sea ice, the specialisation that once allowed polar bears to live in this challenging habitat has pain... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 The listing also shows the images of the batteries of both the smartphones as well. Today, we've got a lot of information for Samsung's Galaxy S9, and a tidbit for the S9+. The Galaxy S9 would be a minor upgrade over its predecessors. Samsung will retain the Bixby button from the predecessors and will now have a rear placed fingerprint scanner placed below the camera module. [Full Article...]

Cape Town to Set Up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis

Cape Town to Set Up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis At the meeting, Zille assured them that schools would not run out. This means that most people in Cape Town - which is one of the largest cities in South Africa - would have to source water for washing, drinking, and other daily activities from one of the 200 communal points around the city that have water. [Full Article...]

Vivo XPlay 7 to feature SD 845 and in-display fingerprint scanner

Vivo XPlay 7 to feature SD 845 and in-display fingerprint scanner After Vivo's launch of the Xplay 7, we can expect smartphones with 10 GB of RAM to become mainstream. Included in the presentation were two images of the company's upcoming Xplay 7 smartphone. Talking about the cameras, the leaks reveal a dual rear camera setup with 4X optical zoom. The device is also expected to include FaceUnlock 2.0, the next generation of Vivo's facial recognition technolo... [Full Article...]

Waymo Orders Thousands Of Self-Driving Minivans

Waymo Orders Thousands Of Self-Driving Minivans Waymo has provided no information regarding what "thousands" means or the list of cities where it will bring these self-driving minivans. FCA has delivered 100 of the hybrid minivans specially adapted for autonomous ride sharing in 2016 and past year delivered an additional 500 vehicles. [Full Article...]

Kenya names opposition movement a criminal group

It was not immediately clear if that would mean the arrest of Odinga or any other opposition leaders in the NRM. Last week, members of Odinga's coalition, the National Super Alliance, released what they said was evidence of vote-rigging showing that Odinga had actually won the August contest. [Full Article...]

Facebook decides it's time to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads

Facebook decides it's time to ban all cryptocurrency and ICO ads Facebook said in a blog post that such advertising could be "deceptive and misleading". This Facebook blog post says it all - and as we understand, this means no advertiser, even those who are legitimately running businesses that involve bitcoin and ICOs can not promote their cryptocurrency offerings. [Full Article...]

Federal law enforcement closing in on ATM "jackpotting" thieves

Federal law enforcement closing in on ATM According to a January 26 customer advisory from NCR , the company had received reports from the Secret Service and other sources about these types of attacks against US-based ATMs. "What is interesting about these attacks is that they require considerable physical access to the ATM itself", says Leigh-Anne Galloway, cybersecurity resilience lead at Positive.com. [Full Article...]

Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals

Russians get Winter Olympics nod as neutrals There remained fears, though, that the number of Russians competing at Pyeongchang 2018 could still number almost 200 - only slightly less than the 214 who had taken part at Sochi 2014. "The official list of invited Russian athletes will not be released before the Delegate Registration Meeting on Saturday", he said. With Russia banned because of doping the real issue is of the growing fear of a nu... [Full Article...]

Apple's Is Reportedly Cutting Its iPhone X Production Target By 50%

Apple's Is Reportedly Cutting Its iPhone X Production Target By 50% Apple recently told suppliers that it plans on cutting the production of the new iPhone X in half, according to the Asian-based outlet Nikkei . Not only will Apple's decision to cut iPhone X production have an obvious impact on its earnings and sales outlook, but, according to this morning's report , it may also "have a domino effect " on the company's various supply chain partners, as well... [Full Article...]

Triple threat: 'Super blue blood moon' to rise January 31

While none of these events is particularly unusual on its own - and though the result will add up to little more than a glorified eclipse - scientists say the trifecta may be a once-in-a-lifetime affair in North America. The eclipse happens early in the Morning of January 31st and is the first lunar eclipse visible to us since September 27th 2015. So, people on the East Coast are scr. [Full Article...]


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