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Former President Obama predicts UNC will win it all

Former President Obama predicts UNC will win it all

For at least four hours Wednesday, there was no mention of the error on the Obama Foundation's Twitter account, where the brackets were tweeted to the public. He picked the undefeated UConn Huskies to win the women's championship. That didn't stop Obama's bracket from going viral. The Jayhawks lost to eventual champion Villanova in the Elite Eight. Read More

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Nintendo Switch Games Only Use 75% of Console, Leave Rest For Functions

Nintendo Switch Games Only Use 75% of Console, Leave Rest For Functions

All of these sales figures come from the console's launch week at retail, making them a few days old - but overall, they corroborate with what Nintendo has hinted about the Switch's sales thus far. The German website spieleveteranen spoke with Julian Eggebrecht and industry expert about the Nintendo Switch; he revealed that the performance is between the Wii U and the Xbox One. Read More

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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

One thing that we are getting to know is that the Galaxy S8 duo will have many innovative features on board. The firm is "already working with banks to help them embrace facial recognition systems in coming months, they said ". The feature was well-received in with the company's Note series of phablets and it is making its surprise inclusion with the Galaxy Tab S3, which works surprisingly well. Read More

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Trump's new Muslim ban already faces push back

Trump's new Muslim ban already faces push back

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart declined to declare immediately that his freeze of Trump's first travel ban applied to the second. The ruling likely is the first by a judge since Trump issued a revised travel ban on Monday, according to a spokesman for the Washington state attorney general, who has led states challenging the ban. Read More

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Rep. Chris Collins on Meals on Wheels cuts

Agency for International Development by 28 percent. He said they could not "spend on programmes that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises we've made to people". "Guess what, there's no demonstrable evidence they're doing that, helping results, helping kids do better in school ... which, when we took the money from you, the way we justified it was these programs are going to help children do better in school and get better jobs". Read More

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Is Tali in Mass Effect Andromeda?

Is Tali in Mass Effect Andromeda?

You shouldn't expect to see any of the Normandy crew in your time, though there may be references to Shepard in there, considering you get to choose Shepard's gender at the start of the game. To be more specific, three different updates can now be downloaded too. According to a Twitter user with the handle @Nibellion, the game should be called " Mass Effect: Androids" instead of the original name due to the lack of emotions. Read More

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Sonic Mania delayed, but Sonic Forces announced

Sonic Mania delayed, but Sonic Forces announced

Sonic Mania promises to be the ultimate throwback and if a delay is required to flawless the experience, so be it. It looks like Project Sonic finally has a proper title. At present, Sonic Forces is still slated for a Q4 release this year. The gameplay should be published online tomorrow for everyone else. The finalized name for Project Sonic has been announced to be Sonic Forces . Read More

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Cold Thursday evening likely ahead for the Harrisburg area

Cold Thursday evening likely ahead for the Harrisburg area

Expect lows to hit the lower to mid-20s across north Georgia and mid-20s to lower 30s across middle Georgia. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Partly cloudy skies will follow into tonight , with a low around 15. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Read More

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Google Tweaks Algorithm To Flag Offensive Content, Move Follows Criticism

Google Tweaks Algorithm To Flag Offensive Content, Move Follows Criticism

Google wants to teach algorithms to flag "offensive" content in search results and videos posted to YouTube after earlier this week a member of Britain's Parliament scolded Peter Barron, VP of Google public affairs in EMEA, for the company's negligence in banning content such as the video by a former Ku Klux Klan leader called "Jewish People Admit Organizing White Genocide" to serve up in results. Read More

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Maryland federal judge blocks part of Trump's revised travel ban

Maryland federal judge blocks part of Trump's revised travel ban

After actively opposing President Donald Trump's initial travel ban, technology companies are opting to not to mount a legal challenge to the most recent version of the executive order, according to a report from Reuters . Trump's executive order, signed March 6, was scheduled to go into effect Thursday. "Equally flawed is the notion that the Executive Order can not be found to have targeted Islam because it applies to all individuals in the six referenced countries", Watson wrote . Read More

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Britain grants first licence to use

Britain grants first licence to use "three-person baby" technique in treatment

United Kingdom scientists have been given the go-ahead to carry out a treatment that will make it possible for babies to be made from two women and a man. Adam Balen, chair of the British Fertility Society said it was "a historical step towards eradicating genetic disease". Mitochondrial donation is an IVF technique that gives families affected by mitochondrial disease the chance of having healthy children. Read More

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NASA Releases First Images Of TRAPPIST-1 System

NASA Releases First Images Of TRAPPIST-1 System

A study suggests that the planets might be too close to each other that even alien life forms, such as microbes can just jump from one body to the other. If one planet contains microbes, it's very likely the others will have life as well. Of course, this idea can only work if the TRAPPIST-1 planets in the habitable zone have atmospheres - after all, liquid water cannot exist without one. Read More

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Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone

Oddly, the feature is still unavailable where you might expect to find it - and where you'd control all of its settings - the Alexa app. All users will need to do is tap the microphone in the search bar to begin the voice request. One might have thought that it would make more sense to launch Alexa as a standalone app but given the sheer reach of Amazon's shopping app this is going to introduce a lot of people to Alexa very quickly. Read More

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Trump won't seek to roll back California vehicle authority

The industry cried foul in December when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a determination saying the USA auto industry would meet the latest standards. Auto makers, through their lobbying groups, have said the Obama rules were too expensive and could cost American jobs. In January, General Motors, a manufacturer that builds large number of its vehicles in Ramos, Mexico, announced its $1 billion investment plans for the United States that included adding 1,500 jobs. Read More

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Haley talks Russia, Trump on Today

Haley talks Russia, Trump on Today

When these tweets come out, I mean, do I look at 'em and say, 'Okay, where did that come from?' Yes. "But I don't pick up the phone and say 'What are you doing?' I just know that's who he is". 'At the same time, he's never once told me not to slam Russian Federation, ' she said of her now boss, President Trump . "He's let me do my job", Haley said. Read More

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Yahoo Breach: US charges Russian spies over hacking of 500 million accounts

Yahoo Breach: US charges Russian spies over hacking of 500 million accounts

The FSB officers "protected, directed, facilitated and paid criminal hackers to collect information through computer intrusions in the US and elsewhere", the department said in a statement announcing the indictments. The Justice Department and the FBI's field office in San Francisco have scheduled press conferences for Wednesday, CNN reports, though they have not said what they plan to discuss. Read More

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Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite smartphone in India

Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite smartphone in India

The phone will be exclusively available on Amazon.in at a price of INR 8,199. Coolpad Note 5 Lite is powered by a quad-core processor Mediatek MTK6735 with Mali-T720GPU. It comes powered with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor and houses a 4,000mAh battery . The rear camera is 13MP with Auto Focus and there's an 8MP front camera with flash. Read More

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Fossil confirms Android Wear 2.0 global rollout begins March 15

Fossil confirms Android Wear 2.0 global rollout begins March 15

Google has teamed up with LG and announced the Watch Sport and Watch Style back in February. I'd tell you to start obsessively checking for updates, but Wear 2.0 isn't anything to be excited about. Simply hold the power button on your watch or say "Ok Google". Navigation experiece is more user-friendly now. Fossil, one of the fashion brands that manufactures smartwatches, may have been a little late to introducing Android Wears. Read More

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Worcester deploys 50 pieces of clean-up equipment after Winter Storm Stella

Worcester deploys 50 pieces of clean-up equipment after Winter Storm Stella

Swathes of the country are on alert for heavy rain, strong gusts and even snow as temperatures take a tumble. It has already been downgraded in the states and many experts expect it to weaken further as it sweeps across the Atlantic. Storm Stella brought more than 2ft of snow and 70mph winds along the north-east coast of America, cutting off power for many and causing travel chaos. Read More

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