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Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down

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But that same day, the hearing, which also would have included former CIA director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, was canceled by the House Intelligence Committee's chairman, Representative Devin Nunes, a California Republican, and any White House decision on Yates's testimony became moot. Read More »

Veteran NASA spacewoman getting 3 extra months in orbit

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A question of extending the stay of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on board the International Space Station (ISS) for another 3.5 months is nearly solved, Russia's space corporation Roscosmos head Igor Komarov told Sputnik on Tuesday. Rather than returning to Earth with her Expedition 51 crew mates Oleg Novitsky of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of European Space Agency, in June as originally planned, Whitson will remain on the space station and return home with NASA's Jack Fischer and ... Read More »

Sensex slips 47 points as RBI holds policy rate

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The BSE 30-share index hit a high of 30,007.48 in intra-day trade, but slipped to 29,817.69 before settling at 29,974.24, up 64.02 points or 0.21 per cent. "Q4 numbers should take centre stage from here on, but global cues could also hold sway in the coming days specially with United States markets beginning to show vulnerability ahead of jobs data", said Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit Financial Services Ltd. Read More »

Spotify is planning a direct listing of its shares - not an IPO

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The rub is this: It may not really be an IPO. While there was speculation earlier this year that Spotify's IPO may slip to 2018, going public this year remains a real possibility for the company, which has been watching the market reception for Snapchat's IPO among other indicators. Read More »

Twitter sues United States over anti-Trump account

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The company went on to argue any unmasking of the account would have a chilling effect on users critical of the Trump administration, and by extension, free speech. In this context, the CBP Summons must be declared unlawful and enjoined absent an evidentiary showing by Defendants that some criminal or civil offense has been committed, that unmasking the users' identity is the least restrictive means for investigating that offense, that the demand for this information is not motivated by a ... Read More »

OneNote for Windows 10 gets audio nodes and more for Insiders

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The update improves the Home screen interface, simplifying the UI and increasing system performance. A single press of the Xbox button on the controller brings up the guide, no matter what you're doing. Accompanying the broadcasting features is a new preinstalled Beam viewing app, letting you watch others play from your console. Beam is already available for users of the Microsoft Xbox One , but it will also be available to desktop users from the 11 of April this year. Read More »

Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again and miss rest of season

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Charles is a freshman at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism. Since the 2011-12 season Rose has not averaged more than 20 points per game in a season. In 470 career games, he's averaged 19.5 points and has also chipped in with 6.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds a night. Rose, who previously said he would like to return to NY, missed the Knicks' previous two games with what the team described as soreness and swelling. Read More »

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble

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The automaker says the cars are fine to drive, but to watch out for coolant leaks and monitor coolant levels. The defect has been linked with at least 29 reports of fires in the US and Canada and no injuries, Ford said. To date, Ford is unaware of any injuries related to this issue. There are 210,619 vehicles affected in this expanded recall in North America, including 191,432 in the United States and federalized territories, 10,996 in Canada and 8,191 in Mexico. Read More »

Truecaller starts caller id services for feature phones

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With the aim of becoming a full-fledged platform, Truecaller has now integrated a messaging app, Google Duo video calling, and UPI-enabled payments service for Indian users. Another feature called " Truecaller Pay " in collaboration with ICICI Bank, will allow users to send or receive money over their mobile phone. You can download Truecaller via the Play Store or App Store . Read More »

Google plans to revamp its ad policies

The U.K. government said it suspended advertising on YouTube until the site can ensure they're not placed next to content it doesn't approve of. According to the damning report , an ad appearing alongside a YouTube video typically earns advertisers $7.60 per every 1,000 views, meaning companies were unwittingly funding extremists and inciting hatred and violence to boost their profit. Read More »

Senate quashes an Obama-era regulation to protect your privacy online

In a joint statement following Thursday's Senate vote , FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn and FTC commissioner Terrell McSweeney, both Democrats, condemned the legislation. Two Republicans did not vote. The ultimate target of the GOP and broadband providers, Democrats said, are the controversial online traffic rules known as net neutrality that are created to ensure the free-flow of content on the Internet. Read More »

Another New GTA 5 Online Update Has Arrived

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GTA 6 doesn't seem to be Rockstar's priority right now as the company is set to release another of its highly anticipated blockbuster hits, Red Dead Redemption 2, which is supposedly expected to be launched sometime around Fall of this year. Read More »

French ad group Havas says only United Kingdom unit pulling adverts from Google

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A government spokeswoman said it had placed a temporary restriction on YouTube advertising pending assurance. According to a report in The Times , Google is to be summoned before the government to explain why ads have been running alongside inappropriate video content - including terrorist propaganda, banned hate preachers and rape apologists. Read More »

Google Makes Web Images 35% Smaller

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Smaller file sizes means less data is being transferred around the Internet and websites will load faster. The announcement by Google software engineers Robert Obryk and Jyrki Alakuijala explains that the new compression algorithm does not affect web compatibility (like the average video format, digital image formats are essentially wrappers for content that could be encoded in any number of ways - the important thing is that the browser/viewer/player knows how to handle the different ... Read More »

Honda Cars India launches crossover WR-V starting at Rs 7.75 lakh

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The two petrol variants of Honda WR-V are priced at Rs 7.75 lakh and Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the diesel variants are tagged at Rs 8.79 lakh and Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), cited the report. The WR-V is offered in two variants, namely; the S and VX and takes some design cues from the Jazz hatchback. The most fuel efficient engines! While the petrol version is available at ₹7.75 lakh and ₹8.99 lakh, the diesel variant is priced at ₹8.79 lakh and 9.99 lakh (all ex-showroom, ... Read More »

Check these 5 alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy 8

Now, AT&T is a bit behind, but they are at least sending out an update to a number of older Samsung devices. What appear to be screenshots of Samsung's Galaxy S8 software have been spotted inside the.apk file of Samsung's Smart Switch app. Read More »

Man with axe 'injures several in Dusseldorf train station rampage'

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German newspaper Bild reported that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the attack. Heavily-armed special police forces swooped in on the station, located in the center of Germany's ninth-largest city. "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with #axe on the lose". Emergency vehicles filed through Konrad Adenauer square outside the station entrance. Read More »

Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers work with the PC, too

According to dbrand, the coating on both the Nintendo Switch and the Joy-Cons begin to peel off after a few cosmetic skin applications. That Breath of the Wild was Switch's most popular software during its launch weekend came as little surprise to anyone who has followed the game. Read More »

China continues trend of sinking defense budget growth

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The precise figure will be provided by Premier Li Keqiang in his address to the National People's Congress on Sunday morning. The increase in defence spending was announced by Fu Ying, the spokesperson of China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), ahead of its annual meeting. Read More »

Brisk voting in UP, Manipur registers 10% till 8AM

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Over 8,400 personnel from the CRPF were deployed for security in 1,643 polling stations in 38 constituencies. However, in an isolated incident of violence, Erendro Leichombam, the only candidate from Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) in the first phase was attacked by unknown miscreants. Read More »

Would you buy the new Nokia 3310? (Poll results)

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This week alone, more than two-thousand companies will show off their latest mobile gadgets to throngs of delegates looking for how innovation will shape the mobile industry for the next year and beyond. The perfectly sized 5.7-inch quad-HD IPS display quite effectively satisfies the display requirements surrounded by a really tiny side bezel. A journalist tries the new features of the Gionee device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. Read More »

Active Volume Stock: Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP)

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Office Depot , Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.1%. The Boca Raton, Florida-based company reported net income of $80 million, or 15 cents per share, in the quarter ending December 31, compared with $15 million, or 3 cents per share, in the same period the year before. Read More »

Spotify Takes on Tidal; Hi-Fi Music On Its Way for Less

Spotify users have been prompted with a notification about Hi-Fi, but it looks like Spotify is now testing out a pricing strategy for the new tier. Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless audio version of its streaming service , according to multiple sources. Read More »

Warren Buffett discusses various themes in Berkshire annual letter

This year's letter and Berkshire's annual report gave no clues about who will succeed Buffett as chief executive officer, a question shareholders and Wall Street have speculated about increasingly in recent years. In addition, the 86-year-old Mr. Buffett, whose shrewd investments have earned him the nickname "the Oracle of Omaha", still has plenty of cash on hand for future acquisitions as a way to drive profit. Read More »

First LTE-U Devices Get Approved by the FCC

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LTE-U is so called because it refers to a spectrum that is now unlicensed. "LTE-U will make it possible for T-Mobile to bring its forthcoming Gigabit LTE to more places across the country". While this move does not support any handsets on the market right now in their current form, future phones will be certified to draw LTE signal from 5 gigahertz spectrum that is currently unused in the area. Read More »

Kansas governor vetos tax bill to preserve political legacy

It is the state's largest business group, a powerful voice within the Republican Party and a stronger backer of income tax cuts. Kansas's state budget has been in disarray ever since Brownback and the Kansas legislature slashed taxes starting in 2012, as revenue for the state has routinely fallen well short of projections. Read More »