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Cyber Monday deals are here

Target Corp TGT.N trimmed product offers by 10 percent on Cyber Monday . As many as 122 million Americans will be surfing for deals online at some point on Cyber Monday , the National Retail Federation reported Sunday. Smartphones drove twice as many sales as tablets, at 27% and 13%, respectively. And, of those that shopped in store, 75% shopped on Black Friday, up 3.4% from past year, 40% on Saturday, 35% on Thanksgiving and 17% on Sunday. Read More

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Election recounting to begin Friday to the cost of $800K

Election recounting to begin Friday to the cost of $800K

Under laws passed in MI in 2014, recounts are costly for the people requesting them. Why not shenanigans instigated by Russian Federation, which experts say aided Trump during the campaign with fake-news propaganda? Even Clinton's attorney Marc Elias wrote there's "no actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology". Read More

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Google Pixel hit by bug which distorts screenshots sent from iPhone 7

Google Pixel hit by bug which distorts screenshots sent from iPhone 7

Google's ecosystem is mature enough to handle cross-compatibility between the major platforms, at least when it comes to simple stuff like SMS, or web surfing. Google is now trailing Samsung and Apple in smartphone sales in India. "We are very enthused by the feedback from Indian customers and the initial response for Pixel has been extremely positive and in line with our expectations", a Google India spokesperson said. Read More

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Locky Ransomware Spreading Via Facebook, LinkedIn

Locky Ransomware Spreading Via Facebook, LinkedIn

The campaign was discovered by security researchers Bart Blaze and Peter Kruse when the pair saw spam being distributed over the Facebook instant messaging system over the weekend of 19 November. In response, although Facebook confirms that there are Nemucod infections spreading through Facebook Messenger, they are not massively spreading Locky as initially reported. Read More

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Moments, winners at 2016 American Music Awards

Surprisingly, Selena Gomez attended the said Awards night hoping that she has already finished the whole course of her treatment. It was her first public appearance since her break, and she made an emotional acceptance speech . "American music lit the musical spark in my young mind", the English singer said after his performance. Bieber collected four trophies; Video of the Year for " Sorry ", Favourite Pop/Rock Male Artiste, Favourite Pop/Rock Song for " Love Yourself " and ... Read More

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VW will no longer sell diesels in U.S., CEO says

And it will start with a genuine SUV offensive particularly in the United States where demand is strongest. Volkswagen will announce its future strategy which might include job cuts in a press conference on Friday, Nov. VW says most of its upcoming electric cars will be produced in Germany. "Why don't you put the money and investments.to comply with these standards, why don't you put the money on the spot where the future is?" he asked, speaking of VW's new focus on electric vehicles. Read More

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In shift, Trump says humans may be causing global warming

Environmentalists had called for a permanent ban, citing fossil fuels' contribution to climate change and the possibility of an oil spill. Obviously, I joke . Back in the United States, though, Trump is not doing much to support such expectations - particularly with his appointment of card-carrying climate denier Myron Ebell as head of the EPA "transition team". Read More

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Apple, Samsung losing smartphone share to Chinese rivals

Apple, Samsung losing smartphone share to Chinese rivals

Worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2016 rose 5.4% year over year to 373.3 million units . 81% of Oppo's Q3, smartphone sales were in China, and 89% of BBK's were in China. Challenger-in-chief Apple's Q3 shipments dropped 6.6 per cent annually to 43 million while, in the last 12 months, its market share had slid a point and half to 11.5 per cent. Read More

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Peggey Whitson: The oldest woman to step into space

Peggey Whitson: The oldest woman to step into space

Whitson was accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet on the Soyuz rocket, which took off on Friday, 2:20am (20:20 GMT on Thursday). This will be the third space station mission for Whitson, an Iowa-born biochemist, and her second stint as commander. Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth after spending one full year on board the International Space Station. Read More

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Amazon is actually going to sell cars online

Amazon is actually going to sell cars online

Customers can click on the model they want, with the packages they'd like included, and after the purchase is complete, an Amazon representative will be in touch about picking the vehicle up when it's ready. Amazon will start selling cars on its Italian website, Reuters reported November 18. The manager at the world's seventh largest carmaker said the partnership will appeal to buyers looking for deals from the comfort of their own home, adding that existing promotions will be improved by ... Read More

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Leeds United 0-2 Newcastle United: Dwight Gayle double hands Magpies victory

Leeds United 0-2 Newcastle United: Dwight Gayle double hands Magpies victory

Forced back onto his goal-line by Jack Colback's lofted ball, Green appeared caught in two minds and dropped the ball right in front of him, allowing the opportunistic Gayle to stab home. Newcastle are at the top of the Championship table at the moment with 37 points from 16 matches. Vurnon Anita and Ayoze Perez combined on the right side of the area to carve open Leeds' defence and the former's cross was steered home by Gayle at the far post. Read More

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Google Reverses Its Decision to Give Pixel Resellers A "Digital Death Penalty"

The Google customers had bought the Pixel phones from the USA search firm's Project Fi mobile carrier - and had had them shipped directly to a reseller in New Hampshire, a state with no sales tax. As the New England state is one of the few in the U.S. which doesn't have a sales tax, these resellers were able to make some money because the said New Hampshire dealer was willing to split the profits with them. Read More

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Obama administration bars new oil, gas exploration off Alaska

Obama administration bars new oil, gas exploration off Alaska

Environmental groups were quick to praise the Obama administration's action on Friday, even as they argued that there should be a permanent ban on Arctic drilling. Among other things, Arctic OCS exploration typically requires deep water ports, response ships, and landing strips, all of which would keep those workers safe with the added benefit of keeping our economy moving, and aid our national security capabilities across such a vast territory. Read More

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Facebook to Buy Back up to $6 Billion of Stock

Facebook to Buy Back up to $6 Billion of Stock

Athwal has recently been selling Facebook shares, including two trades in August worth $2.5 million at prices around $124 a share, according to securities filings. In a separate SEC filing , the firm has announced departure of its accounting chief Jas Athwal, who was with Facebook for 9 years. Facebook will begin a search for a new CAO in the meantime, with Athwal helping with the transition. Read More

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 official along with Quick Charge 4.0

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 official along with Quick Charge 4.0

It will also have 27 percent more power and will be 40 percent more efficient. And of course, no smart phone platform launch will go by for the foreseeable future that doesn't mention safety. Qualcomm has announced the newest iteration of its fast charging technology, Quick Charge 4 , revealing a speed gain of 20 percent. The new tech also integrates USB Type-C and USB-PD support, broadening its availability to a wide variety of cables and potentially appeasing Google's desire for ... Read More

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Climate Change Is Not A Chinese Hoax

Climate Change Is Not A Chinese Hoax

China, for its part, is trying to set Trump straight. China's President Xi Jinping underlined the importance of cooperation between the two largest economies when he spoke to Trump last week, said Zhenmin, who added China will continue its fight against climate change "whatever the circumstances". Read More

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Tinder follows through with new options for transgender daters

Tinder follows through with new options for transgender daters

The dating app teamed up with Nick Adams and Alex Schmider from GLAAD , as well as transgender advocate and consultant Andrea James , to release the update, which has rolled out in the US, UK and Canada. Whether this will help normalize feelings around trans people in general remains, of course, yet to be seen. That popular site was among the first out of the gate, offering multiple options for gender identity back in 2014. Read More

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Planned Parenthood getting thousands in donations in VP-elect Pence's name

Planned Parenthood getting thousands in donations in VP-elect Pence's name

However, a nationalist newspaper with links to the Communist Party said China would act if Trump followed through with his presidential campaign threat to impose a 45 per cent tariff on Chinese imports. Trump, who had never previously run for office until his surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton last week, will eventually need to fill roughly 4,000 open positions. Read More

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Tinder Adds 37 Gender Options In Newest Update

Tinder Adds 37 Gender Options In Newest Update

Until now, Tinder users were offered only two options when selecting their identity - man or woman. The dating app introduced a new update Tuesday that expands the genders users can select on their profiles. "Not only is it the right thing to do for our users, it's the right thing to do, period", Tinder told us in June. There were reports of matches coming back, and some users on downdetector.com said it happened after they logged out and logged back in several times . Read More

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Climate momentum will be sustained: U.S. envoy on Donald Trump vote

Climate momentum will be sustained: U.S. envoy on Donald Trump vote

US President-elect Donald Trump has been open with his view on climate change being a hoax , and now, Trump has tapped one of the most popular climate skeptics, Myron Ebell , to lead the US EPA transition. However, Robinson said she sympathized with Americans who had lost their jobs in polluting industries such as coal, many of whom supported Trump in his election campaign. Read More

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