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BoE holds base rate at 0.25%

It was the first time since July previous year that the vote to maintain rates had not been unanimous. As the MPC had observed at the time of the UK's referendum on European Union membership, the ap...

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Letter bomb explodes at International Monetary Fund headquarters in Paris

Letter bomb explodes at International Monetary Fund headquarters in Paris

On Wednesday, another parcel bomb was sent to the German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble, but was intercepted before it could hurt anyone. French police are investigating a possible link between ...

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Original Huawei Watch Getting Android Wear 2.0 Update In March

Original Huawei Watch Getting Android Wear 2.0 Update In March

Not like most of the other manufacturers out there, the Company has committed to bringing the update to all of its watches - and earlier than most. However, since the original batch of Android Wear wa...

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Blizzard Aims $8.5 Million Lawsuit at Cheat Makers

Blizzard Aims $8.5 Million Lawsuit at Cheat Makers

The software giant argues that Bossland violated the DMCA by selling its "circumvention" tools and it demands to be compensated in return. Bossland is actually based in Germany and as TorrentFreak ...

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North Korea Nuclear Program: 20 Years of Diplomacy Has Failed, Tillerson Says

On the edge of your seat already, right? But North Korea considers those maneuvers preparations for an invasion. Last Monday, the North fired off four ballistic missiles toward the East Sea appare...

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Why the Galaxy S8 Won't Have the iPhone 8's Slickest Feature

Why the Galaxy S8 Won't Have the iPhone 8's Slickest Feature

The launcher for the Samsung Galaxy S8 has appeared this afternoon thanks to an anonymous tip to SlashGear. The battery life claim is also interesting as many leaks and rumours have it that the batt...

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NIH would see huge budget cut under president's proposal

Trump's budget as proposed would not add to the deficit, Office of Budget and Management director Mick Mulvaney said. "How can this administration tell America that we will have clean air and clean ...

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Apple's Next iPhone's Screen Curves Might Disappoint

Apple's Next iPhone's Screen Curves Might Disappoint

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty believes that the 10th anniversary iPhone would be so innovative that buyers would want to upgrade en masse, beating all the Wall Street sales forecasts. Only tim...

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USA deploys attack drones to South Korea amid rising tensions

Meanwhile, China has put the ball in the US court, with the Chinese foreign minister suggesting a deal whereby North Korea agrees to stop testing missiles and the United States and South Korea stop ...

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The mystery of the first monster black holes explained

The mystery of the first monster black holes explained

This process would cause a black hole and its host galaxy to collapse instead of creating new stars. A researcher at Dublin City University, Dr John Regan of the School of Mathematical Sciences, has...

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Moto G5 Plus Launched, Flipkart Offers 'Buyback Guarantee'

Moto G5 Plus Launched, Flipkart Offers 'Buyback Guarantee'

A couple of years later when Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones came out alongside the first Nexus by Google, a few things became clear - Android was an alternative to the iPhone. However, there a...

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Ancient Human Skull May Help Explain The Origin Of Neanderthals

Ancient Human Skull May Help Explain The Origin Of Neanderthals

Archaeologists have dug up someone's head - a fossil that holds clues about human history and evolution. The fossil remains of Lucy, a well known early human ancestor, show she lived in present-day ...

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Full Throttle Remastered is coming in April

Full Throttle Remastered is coming in April

Like Double Fine's other remasters of Tim Schafer's classic Lucasarts adventures, players will be able to seamlessly switch back and forth between the classic edition and its contemporary upgrade at t...

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Nintendo Responds To Switch Problems

Nintendo Responds To Switch Problems

The idea of being able to play the latest "Call of Duty" game anywhere via the Switch's handheld mode would be very appealing to many a "Call of Duty" fan, as well. Although for the time being it'...

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Drawn to Death will be among April's PlayStation Plus lineup

Drawn to Death will be among April's PlayStation Plus lineup

To show off the game, look at the new features, and answer questions, Jaffe and other members of the Bartlet Jones team will be streaming on Twitch at 3:00 PM Pacific today (15 March). Earn costumes...

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Erdogan says apology from Netherlands not enough, further sanctions may follow

Erdogan says apology from Netherlands not enough, further sanctions may follow

Earlier, Turkey criticized the European Union for siding with the Netherlands in the row. In a statement Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said the EU's stance on Turkey was "short-sighted" and "c...

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Oppo smartphone with dual selfie camera is launching on March 23

Oppo smartphone with dual selfie camera is launching on March 23

Speaking about the smartphone, the F3 Plus comes with dual selfie camera, which the company claims to be flawless for every "Selfie Expert". Oppo's focus lately has been on camera performance, espec...

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David Bowie Tribute Stamps

David Bowie Tribute Stamps

If you correctly guess where one of the sets landed, you're entered into a drawing where the prize is one of the stratospheric sets. The number was chosen to represent the 52 years of Bowie's profes...

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Apple to Update 9.7-inch iPad Pro Without a Special Event?

Apple to Update 9.7-inch iPad Pro Without a Special Event?

The reasoning would be easy to explain: the 9.7-inch edition becomes the budget, entry option, to the Pro line, with the larger models becoming the more premium, feature-rich devices to splurge cash o...

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Developers can now build Amazon Alexa skills for free on AWS

Developers can now build Amazon Alexa skills for free on AWS

Amazon is doubling-down on Alexa today, with their announcement that they are giving out $100 in monthly bill credits for AWS (Amazon Web Services) to developers who are developing Alexa Skills. In ...

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SpaceX Wins Potential $97M GPS III Satellite Launch Service Contract

Gen. Samuel Greaves, an Air Force program executive officer. An attempt Tuesday was scrubbed due to weather. Experts say weather conditions are 90% favorable for tonight. At the time, the Air Force ...

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Cheerios distributing free wildflower seeds to help save the bees

Cheerios distributing free wildflower seeds to help save the bees

The giveaway is part of Cheerios' 'Bring Back the Bees' campaign. The company, partnering with Vesey Seeds, is pledging to send out 100 million wildflower seeds. When bee colonies initially starte...

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Trump Will Announce New Fuel Economy Rules For Automakers, Expect Lax Ones

Trump Will Announce New Fuel Economy Rules For Automakers, Expect Lax Ones

He is expected to revoke Obama administration fuel economy standards that automakers have argued would increase regulatory compliance costs. Automakers had pleaded with Trump during a meeting to revis...

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Throwback Pack The Disney Afternoon Collection Revealed

Throwback Pack The Disney Afternoon Collection Revealed

Publisher Capcom will bundle six of its most beloved 8-bit classics in The Disney Afternoon Collection , an upcoming retro compilation for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. New Ways to...

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New formula one vehicle revealed - and its pink!

Force India's decision to change their livery to pink was the talk of Formula One on Tuesday and Nico Hulkenberg has poked fun at his former team following the switch. The team had just launched their...

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Snapchat Releases Bitmoji Update for Streamlined Snapping

Snapchat Releases Bitmoji Update for Streamlined Snapping

Snapchat had bought Bitstrips, the parent company of Bitmoji previous year for a reported amount of $100. Bitmoji is an iOS app that allows for users to create personalized emoji characters that are...

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Trump Administration Argues Against Blocking Revised Travel Ban

Trump Administration Argues Against Blocking Revised Travel Ban

At least two judges will hear last-minute challenges today to President Trump's revised executive order on immigration, which goes into effect tomorrow. Lawyers for the Department of Justice say t...

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Adele Has a Secret Twitter Account for All Her Rogue Tweets

Adele Has a Secret Twitter Account for All Her Rogue Tweets

She dropped this gem at her Brisbane concert, telling the crowd , "I was looking on Twitter last night". "I'm not a drinker any more", she said in the interview, "but when Twitter first came out I wa...

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Spiders devour up to 800 million tonnes of prey every year

Spiders devour up to 800 million tonnes of prey every year

The researchers estimate that there's probably around 25 million metric tons of spiders in the world. Using data from 65 previous studies, Nyffeler and Birkhofer first estimated how many spiders a...

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Graham: We'll stall DOJ nominee if Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't comply on wiretaps

Graham: We'll stall DOJ nominee if Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn't comply on wiretaps

Speaking to CNN , Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said that Comey had promised to him, and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, during a 2 March meeting that he would confirm or deny the investigation an...

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SECOND CUP: Memorizing the Digits of PI on National PI Day

SECOND CUP: Memorizing the Digits of PI on National PI Day

For instance, a technique called "pi transfer" uses the gravity of Saturn's moon, Titan, to alter the orbit of NASA's Cassini spacecraft so it can obtain different perspectives of the ringed planet. I...

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Google Nexus 6: How's This For Goodbye?

Google Nexus 6: How's This For Goodbye?

First titbits of info regarding Google's second-gen Pixel phones has surfaced online via Android Open Source Project gerrit wherein one of the two next-gen flagships codenamed as " walleye " was spott...

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AMD dismisses Windows 10 Ryzen thread scheduling concerns

AMD dismisses Windows 10 Ryzen thread scheduling concerns

AMD adds that version of the Sysinternals Coreinfo utility used by Wccftech is out-of-date, and that the latest version of this utility will give the proper results. As stated by AMD there are two ...

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Xbox One controller battery chargers recalled over burn hazard

Xbox One controller battery chargers recalled over burn hazard

PDP says that customers should look for 048-052-NA printed on the bottom of the charging station to see if they've got a recalled unit . No injuries have been reported. The recall describes the cha...

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This star orbits a black hole once every half hour

This star orbits a black hole once every half hour

That means the two objects are likely separated by just 2.5 Earth-moon distances - the tightest such orbit ever observed around a black hole, study team members said. It could potentially be detected ...

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