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Jeremy Corbyn rules out UK staying in single market after Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn rules out UK staying in single market after Brexit

Seizing control of the committee will give Mr Corbyn's backers near complete control of Labour and prompt growing fears of de-selection among moderate MPs. MODERATE Labour MPs could quit and stand as independents against the party if they are booted out of their seats by the hard left. Also missing out in today's results were Johanna Baxter, Gurinder Singh Josan, Nick Donovan, Nicola Morrison and Sarah Taylor. Read More

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Honda Accord names North American auto of 2018

Honda Accord names North American auto of 2018

The winners were announced at the Cobo Centre in downtown Detroit. The Accord , which went on sale last fall, is among many revamped auto models hoping to snare buyers as sales fall and SUVs rise. The Lincoln Navigator, a luxury truck that NACTOY Juror Ron Sessions of the New York Daily News praised for its "dramatic update", starts at $72,055 . Read More

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Google bought a United Kingdom startup that turns screens into speakers

Google bought a United Kingdom startup that turns screens into speakers

The transfer of shares between NVF Tech Limited, the holders of Redux and Google was confirmed on the 13th of December, last year. As expected the Redux website is now down and Google is expected to officially announce the acquisition. For Panel Audio , they are using special actuators that "deliver naturalistic wide-frequency-range audio from a panel or display (without micro-speakers and apertures) - providing a versatile and robust overall solution". Read More

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Microsoft halts AMD chip patches after PC problems

Microsoft halts AMD chip patches after PC problems

Some complaints on customer support blogs described computers freezing when users attempted to install Microsoft patches on decade-old Athlon X2 chips, for example. With Windows 10 on newer silicon (2016-era PCs with Skylake , Kabylake or newer CPU), benchmarks show single-digit slowdowns, but we don't expect most users to notice a change because these percentages are reflected in milliseconds. Read More

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Meltdown & Spectre: AWS, Azure & GCP Take Measures To Protect Cloud Customers

Meltdown & Spectre: AWS, Azure & GCP Take Measures To Protect Cloud Customers

Q&A What can I do about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws? Meltdown has now only been proven effective against Intel processors, while the Spectre attack can be leveraged against processors from Intel, AMD and ARM . Amazon Web Services (AWS) also said it was made aware of the research around the bug past year, referring to it as a "side-channel analysis of speculative execution on modern computer processors [namely] CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754". Read More

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New year, blue Moon

New year, blue Moon

Three curious things might appear in the sky: a Blue Moon , a total eclipse of the moon and a Supermoon. In short, stargazers are in for a treat this coming New Year's Day thanks to the second supermoon that's coinciding with the event, but the third supermoon on January 31 is arguably the moon that people can't afford to miss. Read More

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Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

Nintendo won't be rolling out 64GB Switch cartridges until 2019

The catch is that Switch owners would need a very large SD card to hold a few games. The plan was to start manufacturing the bigger cards in 2018, in time for incoming third-party software that's in development. On top of all this, you have users fretting over their memory usage and having to shell out more cash for upgrades. They said the notice disappointed some software makers, especially US -based publishers that often produce data-heavy games. Read More

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Facebook Messenger World Effects bring Snapchat-like AR stickers

Facebook Messenger World Effects bring Snapchat-like AR stickers

These are "early versions" of World Effects, so you can expect some refinement over time. Unlike placing a regular sticker or emoji on your pictures, World Lenses uses 3D objects. Currently, these effects are not available for all Messenger users. Augmented reality - better known as AR - is quickly becoming a part of our everyday lives, mainly through the apps we use the most. Read More

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Students shot at U.S. high school

Students shot at U.S. high school

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says two students were shot at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Graham Tuesday afternoon. The high school was put in a lockdown that lasted for almost four hours before it was lifted at 6:15 p.m. The shooting occurred just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday outside of the school. It's unclear what the students' conditions are, but they've been taken to Tacoma General Hospital. Read More

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Google Safe Browsing Extends to Android Apps Requiring User and Device Data

Google Safe Browsing Extends to Android Apps Requiring User and Device Data

That'll involve more strictly enforcing the company's unwanted software policy, which already demands that app developers be transparent with users when collecting their personal information. Notably, these new guidelines will prevent apps from collecting user data which is not necessary. The Safe Browsing team is giving developers 60 days to update their apps towards this direction. Read More

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Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights

Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights

TRAI also recommended that "specialised services" and content delivery networks (CDNs) be excluded from the scope of "any rules on net neutrality". However, an official with one of the telecom companies, on condition of anonymity, said the CDN exemption would be taken care of by the regulator's recommendation that the service providers should be restricted from entering into any arrangement, agreement or contract "that has the effect of discriminatory treatment based on content, sender or ... Read More

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Here Are Amazon's Best Black Friday TV Deals

Here Are Amazon's Best Black Friday TV Deals

For the last seven years, ThinkProgress has provided our readers with a shopping guide to the stores that are remaining closed for the duration of Thanksgiving-and the ones that are not. Adobe Analytics is forecasting Monday to be the largest shopping day in US history. It's hard to say categorically which day is better for discounts because the answer depends on what you're looking to buy. Read More

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Apple's HomePod is delayed until early next year

Apple's HomePod is delayed until early next year

Priced at $349 and launching in space gray and white, the 7-inch-tall HomePod features an Apple A8 chip, seven-tweeter array, and a 4-inch designed Apple woofer. "The market's getting more and more competitive". But voice control is created to work only with Apple Music, the company's $10 a month subscription service. Read More

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Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

Google Pixel 2 smartphones facing yet another problem with OLED display

If the Pixel User Community forums are any indication, it would seem that this is not an isolated incident, as many are chiming in with the same problem. This is an issue beyond just phone calls, though, as things such as voice recognition use the same microphones. One of the major problems is that the Pixel 2 has a potential bendgate situation as Google has fitted an antenna band at the weakest part of the phone. Read More

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