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According to The Times, since the beginning of the year, Android phones, which use Google's mobile operating system, have been recording the locations of mobile masts and sending the data back to Google - regardless of people's location settings.
  • GameStop Puts a Hold on Game Rental Program

    GameStop Puts a Hold on Game Rental Program

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    They've been told to store the material in their backrooms until further notice. It's not clear why the retailer is putting PowerPass , which was in the middle of its soft launch, on hold; Kotaku reports that employees have been ordered to remove all signage about the program from stores and put it in the back rooms.
  • Xbox One X Sells 80000 in the UK During First Week

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    This is in line with other Black Friday deals for the console (including Walmart's Black Friday discounts ), and so shoppers will be hard-pressed to find the console at a lower price. Other deals include $50 off 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S bundles, and discounts on some Xbox games, accessories, and Xbox Live subscriptions. If you're looking to get into VR - or as Microsoft refers to its technology, Mixed Reality - there are a number of deals available through the store, too.
  • Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people

    Scientists: Sheep recognize faces as people

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    A celebrity's face would appear on one screen, while a different image appeared on the other. Sheep join the small group of animals shown to recognize human faces, including monkeys, dogs and horses. The sheep were given food to create an association. In a final test, the sheep had to choose between a picture of one of their handlers' faces and an unfamiliar face.
  • Call of Duty: WWII has Surpassed $500 Million During Opening Weekend

    Call of Duty: WWII has Surpassed $500 Million During Opening Weekend

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    The shooter also sold twice as many copies as last year's Infinite Warfare at release and has set the all-time record for digital full game download sales on day one. In a press release sent to GamesBeat, Activision notes that this opening tops the starting weekends for Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman combined.
  • Target, Sears, Kmart reveals top Black Friday deals

    Target, Sears, Kmart reveals top Black Friday deals

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    Sears and Kmart will be open on Thanksgiving and offer early access to Black Friday deals to members of their Shop Your Way rewards program. Speaking about the Black Friday 2017 sale, Doug Gurr, Country Manager, Amazon.co.uk, said: "Customers tell us they love getting extra low prices so they can save on their Christmas shopping".
  • University of Miami fan, officer altercation now under investigation by police

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    Police did not release the officer's full name. Saturday night's incident at the nationally televised game was posted on the Instagram account The 5th Year. "After responding to a disturbance, the person in the video was being removed from the event by our officers for being disorderly". According to the arrest report, Freitas had been arguing with other fans and was "using profanity in a loud, boisterous manner" when officers arrived.
  • OnePlus 5T event is open to the public if you have $40

    OnePlus 5T event is open to the public if you have $40

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    According to the GFXBench listing, OnePlus 5T will feature a 6.01-inch FHD+ display with the resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The OnePlus 5T has appeared in the rumor mill a few times, and OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed the inclusion of the 3.5mm headphone jack in the upcoming handset.
  • Mobile US, Sprint Working To Salvage Merger

    Mobile US, Sprint Working To Salvage Merger

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    The announcement marks the latest failed attempt to combine the third- and fourth-largest US wireless carriers, as Sprint parent SoftBank Group Corp 9984.T , and T-Mobile parent, Deutsche Telekom AG, show unwillingness to part with their prized USA telecom assets.
  • Samsung Debuts Enterprise-Optimized Galaxy Note8

    Samsung Debuts Enterprise-Optimized Galaxy Note8

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    To support an otherwise highly appraised handset, the introduction of the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the Galaxy S8 has elevated proceedings even further. Alternatively, they can also enroll unlocked versions of the phone, but it must be carrying SIMs from the aforementioned carriers. Those interested may register for the beta program via Samsung Members or Samsung +, which are available to download from the Google Play Store or Samsung's own Galaxy Apps store.
  • You can play the whole of Far Cry 5 in co-op

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    Will any of you be playing Far Cry 5 when it comes out? In Far Cry, 4 players were able to play with a friend in co-op mode. Like with many co-op titles the host will be the only one to retain the story progression, but the hired pal will keep all the loot they collected.
  • Ireland set to miss out on Rugby World Cup 2023

    Ireland set to miss out on Rugby World Cup 2023

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    Sport is one of the ways of bringing about unity in our country and this was seen during the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Ireland next's game will be against co-hosts Papua New Guinea in Port Morseby at 2am (Irish time) on Tuesday 7th November.
  • The Last of Us Part II Receives New Trailer; New Characters Revealed

    The Last of Us Part II Receives New Trailer; New Characters Revealed

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    Turns out that a bloodied arm we've seen in a recent tease didn't belong to original protagonist Joel after all. The gameplay opened with a couple women being taken captive. Just then, another character comes in who kills all of the captors and saves the two prisoners-despite the fact that the first is "one of them". Shortly after the fight with the humans, the three teamed up to face a swarm of Infected that suddenly appeared.
  • 76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely

    76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely

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    Fultz consulted with several shoulder specialists. Fultz's shoulder has been the center of attention for a couple weeks since he unveiled an altered shooting form during training camp and in the preseason. There has been confusion as to whether Fultz's shooting tweak caused the injury or began because of the injury. He was putting up game averages of 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.
  • New sign points to November launch of OnePlus 5T

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    Besides the live launch event that appears to be scheduled for November 16th, sales of the device should commence in November as well although the actual date has been concealed. There is also a 3300mAh battery on board, which is charged via USB Type-C and supports the company's Dash Charge technology for a whole day's battery in 30 minutes charge.
  • Sony's Paris Games Week 2017 Will Debut Seven New Games

    Sony's Paris Games Week 2017 Will Debut Seven New Games

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    With Paris Games Week coming in a few days we are all hoping that we might see some new game action from Sony and we'll probably get it. After the press conference itself is over, the stream will continue with a deeper look into some of the biggest announcements Sony makes on Monday.
  • 'Unknown object' hurtling through our solar system

    'Unknown object' hurtling through our solar system

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    Scientists may have discovered the first comet or asteroid from outside our solar system. 'If further observations confirm the unusual nature of this orbit, this object may be the first clear case of an interstellar comet'. It seemed to be coming from the direction of the constellation Lyra and had been cruising through the chilly void of interstellar space at almost 16 miles a second.
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp brings the franchise to mobile in November

    Animal Crossing Pocket Camp brings the franchise to mobile in November

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    You build and maintain a camp! It's not too far from the Mayor like qualities of Animal Crossing: New Leaf , though there's a greater emphasis on travelling around to complete your tasks. The game , which was first designed for the Nintendo 64 console, will now be available on iPhones and Android smartphones. You can also order the construction of bigger-ticket items called amenities, which will increase your maximum friendship level with animals who are into that kind of thing.
  • Microsoft Kills Off the Kinect

    Microsoft Kills Off the Kinect

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    As reported on Fast Co Design , the company will wait for shareholders to liquidate their stock before officially ending production. Dwindling sales figures forced Microsoft to ditch the Kinect and sell the Xbox One as standalone at cheaper rates.
  • Prolific Filmmaker IV Sasi Passes Away

    Prolific Filmmaker IV Sasi Passes Away

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    Though the legendary filmmaker was known for his work in the Malayalam industry, he also directed a few Hindi and Tamil films in his 34-year-long filmi career. IV Sasi had worked with great script writers like MT Vasudevan Nair, Padmarajan, T Damodaran and Ranjith. Sasi, who was inactive in the film world for a while, was planning to get back to his passion.
  • Game Cube Controller Adapter Works on Nintendo Switch After Update

    Game Cube Controller Adapter Works on Nintendo Switch After Update

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    The Wii U adapter, which allows you to connect up to four GameCube controllers , works here, though some are also reporting that third-party USB adapters work as well. Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , especially on the recreated Game Cube tracks, is a dream come true, but there is another game everyone is obviously waiting to play with this sucker.
  • Shin Megami Tensei V Coming To Nintendo Switch

    Shin Megami Tensei V Coming To Nintendo Switch

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    The game was teased back in January and since then we were waiting patiently. Watch the teaser trailer below to see more of the game. Shin Megami Tensei V appears to be a follow up to 3DS game although details about it are now unknown and there was no confirmed release date set for it.
  • Gen III Pokémon coming in Pokemon Go Halloween event

    Gen III Pokémon coming in Pokemon Go Halloween event

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    Niantic also have a few other items launching as seasonal options, including a special Halloween Pikachu and Pichu in witch hats. Plus, it is easier and doubly faster to catch candy, since the sweet treats are a big part of the whole Halloween celebration.
  • Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak This Week

    Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak This Week

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    Unlike most major annual showers, the Orionids occur over several nights centered on October 22. Although they can not rival the three major yearly meteor showers - the Quadrantids, Perseids and Geminids - the Orionids are known for their consistent intensity and their easy visibility, as they are both bright and appear near the zenith in Taiwan, the museum said.