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YouTube Go makes things easier by only showing those videos which can be downloaded. YouTube Go is a new application for Android by Google designed for markets where available bandwidth and reception may be lacking. And by tackling the problem from a privacy standpoint, Google is not only cleaning up the Play Store , it's also recommitting to the security and protection of its users.
  • Nintendo Switch Rumoured to be Cheaper than the Wii U

    Nintendo Switch Rumoured to be Cheaper than the Wii U

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    The Wii U was a flawed experiment from the outset, but had Nintendo managed to attract third-party publishers and developer first-party games at a reasonable rate, it might have had a chance to succeed. The document that leaked discussed Nintendo Switch release date which is March 17. The simple specifications of the Nintendo Switch is actually an advantage as its game development will not require large budget according to Forbes .
  • Platinum Games' Xbox exclusive Scalebound officially cancelled

    Platinum Games' Xbox exclusive Scalebound officially cancelled

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    Hitherto, developer Platinum Games and Microsoft have parted ways . " Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has ever created: an epic adventure filled with exploration and fantasy gameplay, inventive multiplayer, and action-packed battles on an unbelievable scale - all set in a lovely and evolving world".
  • Mercedes-Benz posts record sales in China

    Mercedes-Benz posts record sales in China

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    It was the year for SUVs, and the highest-selling SUV for the Mercedes-Benz India in 2016 was the GLE. SUVs were the biggest draw for buyers in 2016, topping 700,000 sales with growth of 34.3 percent as the firm introduced new models. In 2016, the company saw all-round contribution from all the segments. The Munich-based firm notched up growth of 5.2 percent over 2015's result, but couldn't hold Mercedes off the top of the sales podium.
  • Ford is Bringing Back the Bronco

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    Marchionne said his company's decision, announced Sunday, to invest $1 billion in two US auto plants and create 2,000 jobs to build new Jeep vehicles was in the works for a while and wasn't influenced by Trump. This is after years of rumors and news all over the place. Speculation suggests the 2020 Bronco will have a body-on-frame (BOF) build for more off-road sturdiness, as well as four-wheel drive (4WD) capabilities for better traction in hard terrain and weather.
  • Wayne Westner found dead at home

    Wayne Westner found dead at home

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    It said police spokesman Captain Vincent Pandarum had said the golfer was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. He won 14 professional tournaments, including two on the European Tour. "He was armed with a handgun and allegedly shot himself through the head in front of his wife", Zwane added. Els wrote: "Sad day, our friend Wayne Westner passed today.
  • Lenovo's Smart Assistant Is An Amazon Echo Alternative

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    In trying to expand the IoT and the Smart home ecosystem further, Lenovo has recently announced its Smart Home Assistant Speaker. Amazon.com, Inc. All joking aside, LG's InstaView fridge looks to be the smartest of all the smart fridges, with Amazon's Alexa built in. That means you get the same voice responses to your commands and you have full access to all of the same systems and features.
  • Qualcomm to Invest in SoftBank's New Technology Fund

    Qualcomm to Invest in SoftBank's New Technology Fund

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    SoftBank has invested $25 billion in the fund, which was announced in October, and Saudi Arabia's government is investing $45 billion, according to the Journal. Qualcomm (QCOM, Tech30), a chip maker that works with Apple , is also reportedly investing in the Softbank Vision Fund. There, the duo announced a plan for $50 billion investment in U.S.
  • Spanish border guards find migrants hidden in vehicle and suitcase

    Spanish border guards find migrants hidden in vehicle and suitcase

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    Spain said about 1,100 migrants attempted the crossing. Spanish authorities have found a Gabonese teenager stuffed in a suitcase, attempting to cross into Spanish territory with the help of a young woman. One guard lost an eye, officials said. "From now on, those making such attempts will be presented before the competent judicial authorities, who will decree their expulsion from the kingdom [of Morocco] or heavier penalties, according the gravity of the act", Morocco's interior ministry ...
  • Best-selling auto in Sweden not a Volvo

    Best-selling auto in Sweden not a Volvo

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    Volkswagen toppled Volvo off its top place for the first time in more than 50 years, according to the German maker. A record of 372,000 cars were sold in Sweden in 2016. Volvo , in comparison, sold 21,321 cars - V70/XC70/S90/V90 combined. The other automobiles to make it into the country's top-ten includes the Toyota Auris, Kia Cee'd, and Skoda Octavia.
  • Samsung introduces new home AV products

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    To put that into perspective, 16-bit is what gets stored on a CD, 24-bit is seen by many to be vinyl quality, and while 32-bit may well be the definitive answer to what constitutes true digital audio, there isn't a wide selection of the stuff, with even the highest resolution master recordings from studios tending to be in 24-bit.
  • Hundreds gatecrash girl's party after invitation goes viral

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    The public Mexican birthday party invitation brought out internet "jokesters" who took to social media, posting memes of the "massive crowds" that were headed to Rubi's quinceanera . The teen danced with friends, as well as the men of her family, receiving a rose from each, in keeping with tradition. That probably first came as a happy surprise to the parents, since more than a million Facebook users accepted the video invitation that quickly went viral earlier this month.
  • Brazil's Odebrecht to Pay U.S., Switzerland Billions in Fines

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    One of the firms, Odebrecht, a global construction company, played a key role in the corruption scandal that's sparked Brazil's worst recession ever and engulfed its politicians, including the last two presidents. Since that time, the company paid approximately $788 million in bribes to government officials and political parties around the world to win business contracts.
  • Beginning Hour Is Now Live On PC Via Steam

    Beginning Hour Is Now Live On PC Via Steam

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    Earlier this month, Beginning Hour finally made its way to Xbox One , leaving PC as Resident Evil 7's only remaining planned platform without the demo until now. With a grade that high and the success of its prior demo release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Capcom expects massive success when the game will be officially released.
  • Instagram Adds Contextual Stickers, Holiday Stickers, More

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    Instagram Stories is one of many social platforms trying to take the limelight away from the popular "new" kid on the block, Snapchat. Instagram is on fire, introducing yet another update: stickers! Meant to offer "context and creativity" to stories, Stickers , not unlike Snapchat Geofilters (Private:CHAT), are introduced to the Instagram (FB +0.1%) platform, available today.
  • Samsung's Smart Decision To Delay Galaxy S8 Launch

    Samsung's Smart Decision To Delay Galaxy S8 Launch

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    Samsung needs to rebuild trust with consumers following the mass recall of the Galaxy Note 7, which could explode potentially causing serious harm to both person and property. Samsung has been working on flexible displays for a number of years now and after the Note 7 fiasco, they can only come back with a really explosive Note 8 or Galaxy S8 .
  • Samsung Working on New Gear VR, Augmented Reality Headset

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    Mixed reality devices such as the HoloLens are still miles from consumer-friendly price points, with the aforementioned Microsoft device priced at $3,000, which doesn't exactly scream affordable. According to Wareablezone , the company plans to further the holographic technology developed by Magic Leap as well as the Microsoft HoloLens, resulting in something Samsung Electronics VP Sung-Hoon Hong referred to as "touchable".
  • Teen substance abuse continues to decline, national survey finds

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    Those numbers came as a shock to researchers, who also thought legalization would increase marijuana use in young people. Twenty-five years later, that rate has dropped to only 1.8 percent. Specialists mentioned that social media might be responsible for the decrease of teen alcohol and drug use. Or perhaps it's that their free time is being eaten up by watching TV or playing video games, rather than seeking out the high school pot dealer.
  • Nokia's D1C Android phone could be way cheaper than we thought

    Nokia's D1C Android phone could be way cheaper than we thought

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    Because Nokia is attempting to re-enter a market in which it was once the leader, the new Nokia Android phones are expected to come with impressive new features. According to a report, the Nokia D1C will have 2 different variants depending on RAM. Nokia does intend to ensure that the smartphones will be of the highest standard and engineering.