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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern 'regrets Trump story'

WorldNews - 3 hours 1 min ago
Jacinda Ardern’s friend had told local media the US president mistook her for Justin Trudeau’s wife.

Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week - SlashGear

GoogleNews - 3 hours 9 min ago


Pokemon GO Global Catch event needs 3 billion catches in a week
Pokemon GO has been credited, half in jest, to have gotten usually sedentary people walking again. And bumping into structures or getting into accidents. Some players, however, have taken the game to heart, sometimes traveling miles or even to other ...
'Pokémon GO' Announces A Global Catch Event With A Seemingly Impossible GoalForbes
Pokémon Go Event Challenges Players to Catch 3 Billion Pokémon for Limited-Time RewardsIGN
What Is Pokémon GO Travel? Global Catch Challenge Kicks OffInternational Business Times
Blasting News -Dot Esports -Future Game Releases (press release) (blog) -Express.co.uk
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10-Year-Old Boy Cracks the Face ID On Both Parents' IPhone X

Slashdot - 3 hours 15 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: A 10-year-old boy discovered he could unlock his father's phone just by looking at it. And his mother's phone too. Both parents had just purchased a new $999 iPhone X, and apparently its Face ID couldn't tell his face from theirs. The unlocking happened immediately after the mother told the son that "There's no way you're getting access to this phone." Experiments suggest the iPhone X was confused by the indoor/nighttime lighting when the couple first registered their faces. Apple's only response was to point to their support page, which states that "the statistical probability is different...among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial features may not have fully developed. If you're concerned about this, we recommend using a passcode to authenticate." The boy's father is now offering this advice to other parents. "You should probably try it with every member of your family and see who can access it." And his son just "thought it was hilarious."

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Germany's Merkel responds to coalition talks breakdown

WorldNews - 3 hours 33 min ago
Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the FDP pulled out.

Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison

WorldNews - 4 hours 45 min ago
The cult leader sent his followers to commit a series of brutal murders in the late 1960s.

Charles Manson dies after four decades in prison

WorldNews - 5 hours 22 min ago
He was the head of a cult, known as the Manson family, which he directed to commit murders.

The Post

MovieNews - 6 hours 2 min ago
December 22, 2017 - Steven Spielberg to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in a film about the Pentagon Papers controversy. The story will follow the 1971 scandal after the decision of The Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Katharine Graham (Streep) to publish The Pentagon Papers. Written and leaked by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers established that the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and congress about US military involvement in the Vietnam War, and revealed that the Nixon administration had secretly escalated the war. The Nixon administration tried to stop The Post from publishing them, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist took the case to the Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of the paper.

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Molly's Game

MovieNews - 6 hours 2 min ago
December 25, 2017 - Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

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Phantom Thread

MovieNews - 6 hours 2 min ago
December 25, 2017 - Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. “Phantom Thread” is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Into the Fade

MovieNews - 6 hours 2 min ago
December 27, 2017 - Tattooed, street-smart Katja, her ex-con Kurdish-German husband Nuri, and their young bespectacled violin-playing son Rocco might seem at first glance like an atypical family, but in a few short scenes we come to understand the messy and beautiful reality of their life. So when sudden tragedy strikes in the form of a bombing, the impact is all the more profound. Katja now finds herself alone, facing grief and menacing probing from authorities and family alike. Seeking relief, she turns to drugs and the thought of what her husband might do in her place. Wrestling between fragile moments of self-destruction and those of unwavering commitment to avenging the death of her family, Katja’s love for Nuri and Rocco is never far away – and neither is her pain.

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Insidious: The Last Key

MovieNews - 6 hours 2 min ago
January 5, 2018 - The creative minds behind the hit "Insidious" trilogy will return for "Insidious: Chapter 4." The supernatural thriller which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier.

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Upsurge in Big Earthquakes Predicted for 2018

Slashdot - 6 hours 5 min ago
hcs_$reboot writes: "Scientists say the number of severe quakes is likely to rise strongly next year because of a periodic slowing of the Earth's rotation," reports the Guardian. "They believe variations in the speed of Earth's rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions. Although such fluctuations in rotation are small -- changing the length of the day by a millisecond -- they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy, it is argued." The theory goes that the slowdown creates a shift in the shape of the Earth's solid iron and nickel "inner core" which, in turn, impacts the liquid outer core on which the tectonic plates that form the Earth's crust rest. The impact is greater on the tectonic plates near some of the Earth's most populous regions along the Equator, home to about a billion people. Scientists from the University of Colorado looked at all earthquakes registering 7 and up on the Richter scale since the turn of the 20th century. In this timeframe, the researchers discovered five periods of significantly greater seismic activity. The seismic activity follows a five-year period of slowing in the earth's rotatio, and "This link is particularly important because Earth's rotation began one of its periodic slowdowns more than four years ago," according to the article. "The Earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes," says one of the researchers, adding "The inference is clear. Next year we should see a significant increase in numbers of severe earthquakes."

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Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan

WorldNews - 6 hours 19 min ago
The ban follows a deadly crash on Okinawa that has fuelled resentment at the US military presence.

Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

WorldNews - 6 hours 37 min ago
Zimbabwe's president has defied calls to resign despite his own party's threat to impeach him.

SuperTuxKart Racing Game Now Available on Android, New Release Adds Many Changes

LXer - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 23:24
The developers of the SuperTuxKart open-source and cross-platform racing game built around the Linux mascot Tux the penguin announced today the release of SuperTuxKart 0.9.3.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is coming to smartphones on November 22nd - The Verge

GoogleNews - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:16

The Verge

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is coming to smartphones on November 22nd
The Verge
Nintendo's third proper mobile game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, will be released on Wednesday November 22nd, the company has announced. Previously pegged for a late November release, the free-to-play game has already been made available in ...
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Worldwide Release Date AnnouncedIGN
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Releasing For Mobile This WeekComicbook.com
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches November 22Gematsu
Mac Rumors -Touch Arcade -App Trigger -The Tech Bulletin
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Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4 For PS4, Xbox, And Switch - Kotaku

GoogleNews - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 22:04


Sega Announces Valkyria Chronicles 4 For PS4, Xbox, And Switch
If you're still reeling from this year's disappointing Valkyria spinoff, here's some welcome news: Valkyria Chronicles 4 is happening, and it's coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in 2018. Don't worry: publisher Sega says the game is coming to North ...
Valkyria Chronicles 4 returns the series to its tactical roots in 2018Polygon
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And SwitchGameSpot
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in 2018Shacknews
Destructoid -Siliconera -Comicbook.com -Attack of the Fanboy
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Net Neutrality is Essentially Unassailable, Argues Billionaire Barry Diller

Slashdot - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:36
An anonymous reader quotes Yahoo Finance: The billionaire media mogul behind such popular sites as Expedia, Match.com and HomeAdvisor has a one-word forecast for traditional media conglomerates concerned about being replaced by tech giants: serfdom. "They, like everyone else, are kind of going to be serfs on the land of the large tech companies," IAC chairman Barry Diller said... That's because Google and Facebook not only have such massive user bases but also dominate online advertising. "Google and Facebook are consolidating," Diller said. "They are the only mass advertising mediums we have..." He expects Facebook, Google and maybe Amazon to face government regulation, simply because of their immense size. "At a certain point in size, you must," he said. "It's inevitable." He did, however, outline one positive for Big Tech getting so gargantuan. Big Telecom no longer has the economic leverage to roll back today's net-neutrality norms, in which internet providers don't try to charge sites extra for access to their subscribers. "I think it's hard to overturn practically," he said. "It is the accepted system." Even if the U.S. government takes moves to fight net neutrality, Diller told CNBC that "I think it is over... It is [the] practice of the world... You're still going to be able to push a button and publish to the world, without anybody in between asking you for tribute. I think that is now just the way things are done. I don't think it can be violated no matter what laws are back."

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Germany coalition: Talks collapse as FDP pulls out

WorldNews - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:12
Attempts to form a coalition government fail, plunging Germany into uncertainty.

How to Install and Enable Bash Auto Completion in CentOS/RHEL

LinuxToday - Sun, 11/19/2017 - 21:00

Tecmint: Bash (Bourne Again Shell) is undoubtedly the most popular Linux shell out there


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