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Mysterious ghost shark captured on camera for the first time

A recently published research paper by MBARI researcher Lonny Lundsten and his colleagues said the fishy specimens were recently spotted in waters near the Hawaiian Islands and Central California, notes the MBARI website; that's unusual because the creatures are normally seen in the Southeastern Pacific. Read More »

China upset as Lama meets Indian president

Geng, in a media briefing in Beijing earlier today, spelled out China's position - that the Dalai Lama , in exile, has always been engaged in "anti-China separatist activities with the attempt of separating Tibet away from China under the cloak of religion". Read More »

Leicester recovers after Vardy dismissal to draw at Stoke

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With Vardy now set to miss games against Everton, West Ham and Middlesbrough, Ranieri was asked if he would consider appealing against his suspension. Vardy did go lunging in with two feet, but his intent clearly was to go for the ball, which he won, rather than the player. His decision to dismiss Vardy will be debated over the next few days and the damning verdict from Howard Webb, speaking on BT Sport on Saturday afternoon, was that he should be taken off Liverpool's clash with Manchester ... Read More »

Putin tries dog diplomacy before Japan talks over islands

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Japan has long insisted its sovereignty over all four islands be confirmed before a peace treaty is signed. At the heart of the dispute are what Japan calls the Northern Territories, four islands at the bottom of the Kurile chain (Chishima in Japan), between Hokkaido and Russian Federation. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Not PS4's Equal

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The first two days will be an invite-only affair, with the third day being open to the public. For example, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima indicated that " By no means was that everything " when the Switch was first unveiled. A patent filed by Nintendo earlier this year was recently disclosed to the public, hints at these features, the former via an HMD of yet-unknown specifications. Read More »

Evernote will no longer change its privacy policy in January

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The new privacy policy reads: "If you would prefer to opt out of machine learning technologies on your content (including some which require some human review for oversight purposes), you can do so in your account settings, where it says, 'Allow Evernote to use my data to improve my experience.' If you do opt out, however, you may not be able to get the most out of your Evernote experience". Read More »

21st Century Fox Makes Formal Offer for Sky

James Murdoch, the chief executive of Fox and chairman of Sky, said he expected the deal to pass "regulatory muster" and, as long as regulators looked at the facts around media ownership, no "meaningful concessions" would be required. The agreement comes just over a week after Fox first approached Sky and follows several days of haggling which resulted in Fox lifting its offer three times to secure the backing of Sky's independent directors, Reuters reports. Read More »

Birders gear up for annual Christmas count on Saturday

More than 1,000 volunteers participate each year. Originally started in 1900 by ornithologist Frank M. Chapman, the Christmas bird count is now conducted nationwide by the National Audubon Society (NAS) in order to add to its vast national data base providing long-term data concerning bird populations, distribution and movements. Read More »

Pokemon Go Is Google's Top Trending Search Term of 2016

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Google on Wednesday released the top trending stories in 2016, which include the most important events, user interests, trends and developments in the country. According to the official, the "Most Searched" terms which consistently feature website names and common terms like "weather", are not a good indication of recent search trends for many categories. Read More »

CEOs of Tesla, Uber and Pepsi Join Trump's Business Council

The conference covered such strategic moves as the repatriation of American profits kept overseas by prohibitive tax rates; improving America's cybersecurity; the need for greater vocational education opportunities; and - most importantly - creating more jobs for American workers. Read More »

GM begins testing autonomous cars on Michigan public roads

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That factory builds Chevrolet Bolts and Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars. GM will initially test the self-driving prototypes on the outskirts of its main test facility in Warren. In fact, that's why companies like Apple and Google may have recently shifted their focus in autonomous vehicles, leaving the actual manufacturing legwork to the companies that already have the know-how. Read More »

Twitter Transitioning Vine to a Simpler 'Vine Camera' App

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Come January, the Twitter-owned service says, Vine will become Vine Camera , a "pared-down" app focused pretty much exclusively on creating short clips for sharing on Twitter. Now, it is not clear if Twitter will be updating the Vine app on Windows 10 to Vine Camera. If you use Vine , but not Twitter, the app will give you instructions on how to follow some of your favorite Vine stars on the latter platform, as well. Read More »

Twitch Announces Mobile Broadcasting, Vlog and Community Tools

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IRL , which in internet jargon means "in real life", will allow streamers to expand their content beyond playing video games and into providing their audience with a glimpse of their everyday life away from consoles and computers. Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear said the introduction comes because users "are interested in sharing their everyday lives, thoughts, and opinions with their communities". Read More »

Charleston church shooting: Accused Dylann Roof convicted, may face death penalty

Roof showed no emotion as the verdicts were read. His lawyers said in a court filing they fear he wants to avoid embarrassing testimony that the defense might have presented to try to get a jury to spare his life. A prosecutor says the goodness of the victims who were slaughtered at a Charleston church has defeated Dylann Roof's message of racial hatred. "He needs to be held accountable for every bullet", Assistant U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump Signed His 'TIME' Cover for "Great Friend" Kanye West

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The "Love me Now" singer also said he was "disappointed" by West's onstage rant where the rapper stated that he "would have voted for Trump" in the 2016 election. When asked what they talked about, Trump responded: " life ". The visit with Trump came just two weeks after West was released from a week-long hospitalization at UCLA Medical Center, where he was treated for exhaustion and sleep deprivation following a psychotic emergency. Read More »

LG Prep 4K HDR-Compatible Monitors For CES Showcase

LG TVs suffer with while playing HDR content to between around 30ms and 60ms. "The enhanced picture quality offered by HDR technology is instantly recognizable to even the most casual user , and manufacturers are already pushing this promising technology to its fullest potential". Read More »

Texas city says 1 chemical seeped into water

The city's notice urges residents to limit themselves to bottle water for "all drinking, beverage and food preparation (including baby formula and juice), making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or clothes, washing hands, and bathing until further notice". Read More »

Ben Affleck says Matt Damon is bitter about not being Batman

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The multi-tasking star himself confirmed just where the movie stands at the moment, and by the look of it, the wait may be a rather extensive one. "Next year, The LEGO Batman Movie looks like a monster, and Kong: Skull Island looks like a global hit and we have Chris Nolan's Dunkirk, and King Arthur, and Wonder Woman, which is such a joy for the studio and fans". Read More »

Dolby Atmos is coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One next year

The other of course being media storage and on-the-fly streaming of downloaded content between the PC and Xbox One. I sincerely hope that Microsoft don't stop with this, going forward- I also sincerely hope that they can get Xbox games running on the Xbox One and the upcoming Scorpio, too. Read More »

Release time REVEALED for new maps & modes

Activision has also added Parts to Modern Warfare Remastered . Modern Warfare Remastered will also be getting supply drops in today's update . The supply drops arrive as part of the game's December update. Right now, they contain only cosmetic items, and all items that can be earned in supply drops can also be obtained via challenges. The drops will bring a plethora of new personalization items including weapon camos, reticles, combat uniforms, emblems, calling cards, new characters, ... Read More »

Microsoft Edge will start blocking Flash by default

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The latter is useful if the site is visited regularly, and if Flash content is an integral part of the site. What now happens on Edge if you go to a site that depends on Flash. However, Microsoft says it will introduce the changes gradually, initially allowing Flash to continue running by default on the most popular websites, before disabling Flash on more and more sites. Read More »

What do Analysts Say about: Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)

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Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. 10/19/2016 - Ford Motor Company had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. Also, insider Ziad S. Ojakli sold 10,000 shares of Ford Motor stock in a transaction on Friday, November 18th. Read More »

IBM promises to hire Americans as tech executives set to meet Trump

Numerous jobs, which she called "new collar", won't require traditional four-year degrees, Rometty noted. Oracle Corp.co-Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and other technology industry leaders would be "very important", particularly on the subject of global trade. Read More »

Amazon announces first delivery by drone in the UK

The idea first saw the light in 2013, when it was unveiled on 60 minutes and Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos, suggested delivery could begin as early as 2018. There will be no surcharge for 30-minute drone delivery for these customers, the company said. That being said, Amazon isn't the only company testing the drone delivery waters. Read More »

Tillerson nomination creates Republican rift

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President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson , as his choice for USA secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures ahead of a possible Senate fight over the oilman's ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Skype translates mobile conversations in real time with Microsoft Translator

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For comparison, the Google Translate app and Microsoft's Skype Translator can handle only a two-person conversation. Finally, making the calls will require Skype credits , which is basically how users are able to call private numbers. Microsoft uses a machine learning technique based on a form of computing called neural networks inspired by human brains. After installing the newest build, you will also have to download the latest version of Skype Preview from the Store or check the update ... Read More »