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After tweet insulting Trump, McDonald's says it was hacked

After tweet insulting Trump, McDonald's says it was hacked

What do you think of McDonald's controversial tweet against US President Donald Trump? The "I'm lovin' it" jokes wrote themselves among anti-Trumpists after someone took a double-quarter-pounder-siz...

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Windows 10 Creators Update may force updates over metered connections

In effect, this means that if you are running one of the newest CPUs and either Windows 7 or 8.1, Windows Update will refuse to update. For those who like to keep a tab on the stats we monitor on ...

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United Kingdom says U.S. claims about spying will not be repeated

During a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the USA president said that "we said nothing". "Trump is compromising the vital UK-US security relationship to try to cover hi...

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McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet sent from its account

McDonald's deletes anti-Trump tweet sent from its account

More than an hour after the incident, McDonald's tweeted that its Twitter account had been " compromised ". Other Twitter users responded to the original McDonald's tweet, with some joking t...

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Microsoft's Windows Vista support to end in April

Additionally, during the installation of the Creators Update, users will be prompted to select various privacy settings that include whether Microsoft should collect content so it can display relevant...

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Trump repeats charge that Obama ordered wiretaps against him

Democrats are likely to push Comey to say explicitly that Trump made the entire thing up, a statement that would mean the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was accusing his own boss of lying. "Yes...

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OMB's Mick Mulvaney: Meals on Wheels Among Programs 'That Don't Work'

OMB's Mick Mulvaney: Meals on Wheels Among Programs 'That Don't Work'

The proposal, which likely can't get through Congress in its current form, calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending for fiscal year 2018. To view the full article , register now. The ad...

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Two more Garth Brooks shows added at U of I

Two more Garth Brooks shows added at U of I

LYONS. All of the tickets to this event have sold out. And yes, SXSW registrants and music festival wristband holders can attend but the focus seems to be on Austin residents. Amazon Music twe...

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United States indicts Russian spies, hackers over massive Yahoo hack

Russian media have reported that Dokuchaev and his superior were accused of passing sensitive information to the Central Intelligence Agency. The United States does not have an extradition treaty wi...

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Swatch enters the wearable OS market

Swatch enters the wearable OS market

Swatch CEO Nick Hayek said in an interview with Bloomberg , that the company intends to make its own operating system for smart watches, which could offer better battery life and data protection tha...

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April the Giraffe to give birth to calf

April the Giraffe to give birth to calf

They give birth to calves while standing to avoid breakage of the amniotic sac. "We are still not confirming active labor, but will state all physical signs are heading in the right direction", it c...

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Samsung Galaxy Phones Will Get Monthly Security Updates Even for Unlocked Devices

Samsung Galaxy Phones Will Get Monthly Security Updates Even for Unlocked Devices

Everyone expects the Samsung Galaxy S8 to be a powerful phone, but it could be even more powerful in China. Exactly one week ago, we said that Samsung Galaxy S8 may have facial recognition for mor...

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No Love Lost?! Trump Refuses Merkel Handshake in Oval Office Meeting

No Love Lost?! Trump Refuses Merkel Handshake in Oval Office Meeting

Trade has topped the agenda during Mr. Trump and Ms. Merkel's first face-to-face meeting. Trump still says he was witetapped by Obama. At home, she's facing a tight reelection contest with Social De...

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LG G6 Now Available for Pre-Order at Verizon Wireless

The G6 itself is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance. The carrier is also offering a bunch of goodies for users who pre-order LG's new flagship for a limited time. Even with the different car...

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AMD rolls out 17.3.2 drivers bound for Andromeda

AMD rolls out 17.3.2 drivers bound for Andromeda

The driver has also brought some fixes of the earlier reported issues. The picture also shows that RX Vega will most likely be a standard-size graphics card, unlike the R9 Fury X, which was somewhat s...

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Google Touts Smaller JPEGs With Open Source Guetzli Encoder

Google Touts Smaller JPEGs With Open Source Guetzli Encoder

According to the Guetzli developers, quantization is the key step where visual quality loss is traded for compression efficiency. "However, while Guetzli creates smaller image file sizes, the trad...

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Social Media Companies Ordered To Comply With EU Consumer Rules

Social Media Companies Ordered To Comply With EU Consumer Rules

A European Commission (EC) official told Reuters on Friday that if the companies don't change their terms within one month then they could be fined. The commission-citing the Unfair Contract Terms D...

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Chappells urge Adani to reconsider mine

Chappells urge Adani to reconsider mine

Talking media persons outside Adani Group's corporate office Cousins, former advisor to the ex-Australian Prime Minister John Howard said that he and other members of the delegation came in their indi...

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Grillo grabs early lead at Bay Hill

Casey dropped back to level par in taking a double bogey at the eighth but stormed home with three birdies over his closing four holes including landing a 165-yard second shot four yards behind the ho...

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Wall St, Aussie dollar surge despite higher U.S. interest rates

Wall St, Aussie dollar surge despite higher U.S. interest rates

She also reiterated the bank's commitment to two more rate hikes this year, even though GDP is expected to grow by just 2.1% in 2017 , a level most economists consider sub-par. Fed policymakers are...

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Playstation 3 Production Is Ending In Japan After Nine Years

Playstation 3 Production Is Ending In Japan After Nine Years

The service now hosts 483 PS3 titles and cloud saves for seamless play on PS4 and Windows 10 PCs. In fact, Sony has been preparing to withdraw the console from service since a year ago. So, while so...

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Obama puts out his March Madness brackets

Obama puts out his March Madness brackets

Brackets are commonly filled out by millions of USA basketball fans faithfully each March. In the women's bracket , Obama is rolling with UConn, which is once again the overwhelming favorite. Eithe...

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Analyst report: Nintendo Switch sells 1.5 million units worldwide

Analyst report: Nintendo Switch sells 1.5 million units worldwide

Broken down from the first week, 500,000 consoles were sold in the U.S., 360,000 were sold in Japan, 85,000 units were sold in the United Kingdom while France managed 110,000. Nintendo's strength rest...

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Disbelief of Funding Cut

Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Disbelief of Funding Cut

Foundation President William Baker said, "This just makes no sense and to be absolutely frank we are in disbelief". BACKGROUND: Following up on a campaign promise, the Trump administration looks t...

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Latest rumor claims camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 1000fps videos

Latest rumor claims camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 1000fps videos

Samsung will reportedly show off the phone to its partners later this year. A Samsung official has said that these pre-launch events for Samsung Galaxy S8 were arranged right away and it is believ...

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Kidnapper in Vallejo 'Gone Girl' case sentenced to 40 years

A disbarred USA lawyer has been sentenced to 40 behind bars after emotional testimony from his victims in a kidnapping so elaborate and freaky that police initially dismissed it as a " Gone Girl " hoa...

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Oklahoma state senator found with teen boy in motel, police say

Oklahoma state senator found with teen boy in motel, police say

Sparks says remaining in the Senate is not an option for Shortey and that his Oklahoma City constituents deserve a senator who is focused on their needs, which he says Shortey can't do. A warrant was ...

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BOE's Lone Dissenter Belies Long Path to Lifting Interest Rates

BOE's Lone Dissenter Belies Long Path to Lifting Interest Rates

Kristin Forbes's lone call for a hike this week may have been augmented by minutes that indicated some other policy makers may not be far behind her, but history shows it's a long path from a single...

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AAA Offering Free Tow Rides Home for St. Patrick's Day Weekend

AAA Offering Free Tow Rides Home for St. Patrick's Day Weekend

AAA Northern California will offer its Tipsy Tow service free of charge to anybody who feels they're too impaired to drive from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Patrick's Day. You will then be asked to pr...

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Saturn's Tiny UFO-Like Moon — NASA Captures Pan

Saturn's Tiny UFO-Like Moon — NASA Captures Pan

Galls says that the warming may be caused due to sun's illumination to some extent. The snaking, bluish-green lines are Enceladus' " tiger stripe " fractures. NASA captured the photos through the Cas...

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Judge says 'no' to Washington, and Trump administration

Judge says 'no' to Washington, and Trump administration

The state of Washington will continue its lawsuit against the Trump administration, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced on Thursday, asserting that the prior injunction issued again...

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Samsung to begin pre-order sales of Galaxy Tab S3 in US

Samsung to begin pre-order sales of Galaxy Tab S3 in US

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; a device with curved edges, a splendid design and premium mobile computing capabilities. This high-res screen is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Vulkan API gr...

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Sony's latest patent makes a case for phone-to-phone charging

Sony's latest patent makes a case for phone-to-phone charging

Unearthed by What A Future , the document describes a system whereby power is transferred between the two devices using an antenna system similar to that used by NFC chips. The company wants to be ab...

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Many Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Many Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

His account contradicts Nigerian army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman, who had said soldiers in Magumeri succeeded in repelling an attack on the town. No member of the community has exposed any residen...

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Horizon Zero Dawn Sells Almost 3 Million Copies, DLC Teased By Guerrilla

Horizon Zero Dawn Sells Almost 3 Million Copies, DLC Teased By Guerrilla

May 2016's "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" retains its status as the best Sony-published launch overall, as well as the PlayStation 4's best-seller to date, necessitating the rather specific "new IP" r...

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