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They include autoplaying videos, full-screen popups, and full-screen "scroll over" ads. To accomplish this, Google will evaluate sites for violation of the Better Ads Standards and compile an Ad Experience Report, which site owners can use to clean up their ad experience.
  • Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share

    Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share

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    However, that figure includes tablets, phones, and Xbox consoles. This operating system is still holding 3.36 percent market share. All these offerings are more or less on a par with Microsoft Office and will work across everything from Linux and Mac and even Chrome OS via the web.
  • Polar bears are wasting away in a changing climate

    Polar bears are wasting away in a changing climate

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    That has ominous implications for a future in which sea ice is ever scarcer. USA scientists captured and fitted collars equipped with Global Positioning System and "bear cam" to nine cub-less female bears. Bears are also doing a lot more swimming as the sea ice declines, said Derocher. Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame.
  • Orca learns how to mimic human speech, says 'hello'

    Orca learns how to mimic human speech, says 'hello'

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    In each trial, the killer whale was given a "do that" hand signal by a researcher, but offered no food reward. And in 2006, scientists reported in the journal Biology Letters that a killer whale in Nootka Sound, British Columbia, could imitate a sea lion's bark - likely because the orca was solitary "and striving for attention", said Griffin, one of the researchers who analyzed those calls.
  • Facebook reveals 7 privacy principles with new educational videos

    Facebook reveals 7 privacy principles with new educational videos

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    For the social media service's privacy principles, the blog post outlines seven. In a blog post the chief privacy office at Facebook, Erin Egan said that Facebook takes user privacy very seriously. The social network has introduced a series of educational videos in the news feed to help people gain knowledge about how they can control what information Facebook can use to show them ads, how they can review and delete old posts, and what it means to delete their account.
  • 'Street Fighter 5' characters getting featured in 'Monster Hunter

    'Street Fighter 5' characters getting featured in 'Monster Hunter

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    It's a shame that Monster Hunter World's launch weekend was marred by a few problems, but hopefully, things will be fixed sooner rather than later. Ryu and Sakura are popular characters from Capcom's Street Fighter franchise and the two fighters are now expanding their career choices.
  • Many moons to see in the sky or online

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    There are two different definitions of blue moon. In fact, it should look considerably more orange than usual thanks to a total lunar eclipse . This type of eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are aligned in a straight line and the earth is between the sun and the moon.
  • Super Blue Blood Moon incoming: Watch it when and where

    Super Blue Blood Moon incoming: Watch it when and where

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    Speaking of color, the January 31st full moon is the second of the month, which by current interpretation makes it a Blue Moon . Where can I see the super blue blood moon? Supermoons, which occur when the moon is full at the same time it is at its closest approach to the Earth, appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal full moons.
  • Ocean plastic waste is making coral reefs vulnerable to disease

    Ocean plastic waste is making coral reefs vulnerable to disease

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    This could spell disaster for the world's reefs; the team found that when corals come into contact with plastics, the likelihood of the corals developing a disease jumps from four to 89 percent. "Whats troubling about coral disease is that once the coral tissue loss occurs, its not coming back", said Lamb. Similarly, polypropylene - which is used to make bottle caps and toothbrushes - can be colonised by Vibrio , a potential pathogen linked to a globally devastating group of coral diseases ...
  • Microsoft Education unveils four new laptops starting at $189

    Microsoft Education unveils four new laptops starting at $189

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    But in their new announcement, they also acknowledged that price point weighs heavily on many school buyers. Now, Microsoft is striking back against Google's domestic dominance, with a series of announcements created to make Windows PCs, Microsoft Office 365, and even the Minecraft video game sensation more appealing for education customers at home and overseas.
  • Commercial rocket from New Zealand reaches orbit

    Commercial rocket from New Zealand reaches orbit

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    Rocket Lab had counted all the way down to T-minus 2 seconds, when Beck says Electron automatically aborted. The Electron makes use of carbon composite materials for its rocket core, and 3-D printing techniques for its Rutherford rocket engines.
  • New blood test detects 8 kinds of cancer

    New blood test detects 8 kinds of cancer

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    The CancerSEEK test measures circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) from 16 genes and eight protein biomarkers, then uses machine-based learning to analyse the data. As study co-author Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D. - co-director of the Ludwig Center for Cancer Genetics and Therapeutics at Johns Hopkins - notes, "Very high specificity was essential because false-positive results can subject patients to unnecessary invasive follow-up tests and procedures to confirm the presence of cancer".
  • The 2019 Bullitt Mustang Display at NAIAS is Ford's Showstopper

    The 2019 Bullitt Mustang Display at NAIAS is Ford's Showstopper

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    The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406 , and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday. One hundred percent of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt auction proceeds will be provided to Boys Republic to help children in desperate need find within themselves the resources and skills to begin meaningful lives on their own.
  • Apple sees $350B in U.S. investments over 5 years

    Apple sees $350B in U.S. investments over 5 years

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    A new part of the GOP tax law has some of the United States' biggest companies , from Apple to Goldman Sachs , already reporting major losses. The high-tech company said the jobs offer a benefits package with "comfort, convenience and a no-hassle commute".
  • Google to construct new undersea cables to connect US, Asia, Europe

    Google to construct new undersea cables to connect US, Asia, Europe

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    The plan is to open offices in the Netherlands and the Montreal, Canada regions in the first quarter of 2018, followed by Los Angeles, Finland, and Hong Kong , with more to come, before completing the project, wrote Ben Treynor Sloss , vice president of engineering at Google, in a blog post .
  • The Mercedes SUV

    The Mercedes SUV "chained" in amber

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    Mercedes-Benz is yet to confirm G-Class models and prices for the United Kingdom market though it is predicted that the first version on sale will be the Mercedes-AMG G63, powered by a 4-litre V8 engine of 611hp and costing from around £140,000.
  • Netanyahu to Visit India With 130 Businessmen

    Netanyahu to Visit India With 130 Businessmen

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    Netanyahu's official visit marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and takes place some six months after Modi's historic visit to Israel in July. Netanyahu's son Yair had been invited on the India trip but he did not join his family Saturday night when they embarked on their trip, the Post said.
  • Overwatch League Opening Day Peaked at Over 400000 Viewers

    Overwatch League Opening Day Peaked at Over 400000 Viewers

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    The next round will pin London Spitfire against Florida Mayhem , Philadelphia Fusion against Houston Outlaws , and Boston Uprising versus the New York Excelsior . The inaugural matches are running from January 10th- January 13th. The first match, ever, will be played between the San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Valiant .
  • Your Xbox is going to get a 'do not disturb' sign

    Your Xbox is going to get a 'do not disturb' sign

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    The latest Xbox One system update will affect how you interact with your games, your friends, and more. Easily see which Achievements you are closest to, and quickly launch the game to obtain them. You'll soon be able to see a peek of the most recent comments on community posts while viewing the activity in full screen. Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will be the first ones to check out the upcoming features in the latest Xbox One system update.
  • Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data

    Reliance Jio slashes costs, revamps plans to offer more data

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    However, in most of the circles such as Bihar, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, etc., the company is still offering old plans. Rs 398 plan: There is now 1.5GB daily data for 70 days on this plan. Rs 199 plan: Jio has cut down the price of this plan. The company offers 28GB data for 28 days. Under this offer, customers will get 28GBs of 4G data with a daily cap of 1GB data.
  • HMD Global announces second generation Nokia 6

    HMD Global announces second generation Nokia 6

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    This facilitate easy one-hand operation on the Nokia 6 (2018). The upgrade with the Nokia 6 2018 comfortably brings the phone from a low-end to mid-range device while keeping a similar price tag, so it's bound to be a hit with budget-conscious consumers.
  • Android Pay, Google Wallet, merge into single brand: Google Pay

    Android Pay, Google Wallet, merge into single brand: Google Pay

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    That changed in 2015, when Google made a decision to spin off the tap-and-pay portion of the service into Android Pay. This all-new Google Pay branding was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 event being held in Las Vegas. Like the distinction between Google's similar instant-messaging apps Allo and Duo, or the repurposing of Google Hangouts into a business-focused communications tool, the line drawn between Google Wallet and Android Pay was confusing, unnecessary, and probably ...
  • SpaceX successfully sends secret 'Zuma' satellite to space

    SpaceX successfully sends secret 'Zuma' satellite to space

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    Originally planned for a November launch, the mysterious Zuma mission may finally go to space on Sunday evening. This launch also included a recovery of the first stage booster used with the Falcon 9, which returned to Cape Canaveral and landed at its LZ-1 landing pad after deploying and separating from the second stage.
  • Hector Bellerin salutes Arsenal's fighting spirit in 2-2 draw with Chelsea

    Hector Bellerin salutes Arsenal's fighting spirit in 2-2 draw with Chelsea

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    The Frenchman hit out at the standard of refereeing in English football following the Gunners' 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion last week, having seen a late penalty call go against his side. "To draw at the Emirates is a good result", added the Italian. At the other end Chelsea carved the hosts open only for Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas to waste clear chances.
  • "Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather

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    An intense storm packing strong winds and heavy snow is hitting the northeastern US, dumping piles of snow on the region. But the powerful winds around this storm will drag in some of the coldest air the Northeast U.S. The biggest concern arising out of this storm will be the winds that will batter the coasts of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Newfoundland.
  • LG HU80KA 4K UHD projector to debut at CES 2018

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    Apparently LG's engineers have been able to downsize the HU80KA without sacrificing image quality. LG is also claiming that the projector can be ceiling mounted, though we're struggling to work out exactly how you could do so while accommodating its height.