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PlayStation Black Friday Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle For $250 Unveiled
- November 25, 2016

Black Friday deals 2016 is approaching and here are the best deals on Sony's consoles. BJ's Wholesale: All Black Friday deals will begin on Thanksgiving Day as a doorbuster, though customers can avail these deals from Nov 18 to Nov 28. (more...)
'Open mind' on quitting climate accords: Donald Trump
- November 23, 2016

He also hinted that he will "keep an open mind" on his previous declaration to pull of the Paris climate accord. China has its own reasons for cutting emissions, and it may try to burnish its reputation by assuming the U.S.'s leadership role. (more...)
Here's why the moon looked so big on Monday night Here's why the moon looked so big on Monday night
- November 23, 2016

The moon can get just as close to earth in other moon phases, like a half moon or crescent moon . The next time a full moon is as close to Earth will be on November, 25, 2034, according to scientists, which is almost two decades from now. (more...)
NYC mayor: We'll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry NYC mayor: We'll sue if Trump makes Muslim registry
- November 22, 2016

De Blasio added that New York City would defy the Trump administration if it demanded the city escalate stop-and-frisk tactics for its police. "If all Muslims are required to register, we will take legal action to block it", de Blasio said. (more...)
Apple to discount products on Black Friday
- November 22, 2016

Other products likely to be discounted include the 11-inch MacBook Air, which is now essentially on life support following the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016) reveal, and potentially older iPads and iPhones. Nadella is of course talking about the Apple iPad Pro, who Apple one day made a decision to call a computer. The early 2017 will be welcoming Apple's biggest iPad with a display size 12.9-inch and fantastic features. (more...)
Coalition to Start 48-Hour Cease-Fire in Yemen Coalition to Start 48-Hour Cease-Fire in Yemen
- November 21, 2016

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy for Yemen, welcomed the development in a statement Saturday, saying it "is necessary to avoid further bloodshed and destruction and should allow for the expanded delivery of humanitarian assistance". (more...)
Dishonored 2 to Receive New Game+ Mode and Custom Difficulties Next Month Dishonored 2 to Receive New Game+ Mode and Custom Difficulties Next Month
- November 21, 2016

The update was shown off in a new trailer. Now, Bethesda Softworks has announced that two new difficulty settings will be heading to the game soon. If you're unfamiliar with New Game Plus, it's a mode that's typically unlocked in some games after a player finishes the game at least once. (more...)
Ward pulls off decision win over Kovalev for title
- November 20, 2016

Maybe economics was a factor in the back of their minds, knowing that Ward was the house fighter and giving him the benefit of the doubt would lead to the greater likelihood of future house promoter's requesting their services, as opposed to the judges being "paid off". (more...)
UN climate talks end with pleas for Trump to join fight
- November 20, 2016

Some companies were seeking profit from energy regulations while others were giddy to ride the wave of political correctness and enjoy positive public relations by joining efforts to combat climate change. "The first climate conference after the Paris Agreement has indeed proven to be conference for implementation and joint action", said the United Nations climate head Patricia Espinosa at the end of the talks, pointing to 80 millions dollars pledged for countries to adapt to climate ... (more...)
These Walking Dead Synopses May Tease Some Big Spoilers These Walking Dead Synopses May Tease Some Big Spoilers
- November 19, 2016

As what everybody's talking, there are some predictions about who will be killed off this episode. This season will have a different feel. Also Rick gives an expression of understanding just before he looks back at Negan and he gives a tiny, nearly imperceptible nod. (more...)
Fallout 4 on PS4 finally gets mods later this week Fallout 4 on PS4 finally gets mods later this week
- November 19, 2016

Although it isn't entirely bad for PS4 gamers, Sony seems to be spoiling the gaming experience. Update 1.8 for Bethesda's Fallout 4 will be releasing this week on consoles and for the PlayStation 4 in particular, it finally brings mod support. (more...)
It's Texas Adoption Day! Dozens of Houston's homeless children adopted It's Texas Adoption Day! Dozens of Houston's homeless children adopted
- November 19, 2016

The Vauchiers, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, were among 57 families who adopted children during Connecticut's Adoption Day. David and Nicole Needham and their five foster children Realynn, John, Keyonna, Skyla and Gabriella were excited to share this day with other families. (more...)
Mozilla launches 'privacy edition' Firefox... that phones home Mozilla launches 'privacy edition' Firefox... that phones home
- November 18, 2016

After you complete a web search, you can erase that activity with a simple press of an "erase" button. "Because Firefox Focus blocks these trackers, it is likely you'll notice a performance boost on the many sites that track your behavior". (more...)
NASA astronaut on verge of becoming oldest woman in space
- November 17, 2016

In this handout provided by NASA, Expedition 50 ESA astronaut Peggy Whitson of NASA is seen in quarantine behind glass during a crew press conference November 16, 2016 at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan . Whitson was also the first woman to serve as commander of the station, during a previous mission in 2007. A NASA astronaut will become the oldest woman in space. (more...)
Global warming isn't hoax: Chinese minister says Global warming isn't hoax: Chinese minister says
- November 17, 2016

And according to Bloomberg , when China's president Xi Jinping spoke with Trump on the phone earlier this week, he reiterated that the country plans to continue its efforts in battling climate change , "whatever the circumstances". Officials from almost 200 countries are in Marrakech this week for a UN Climate Change Conference 2016 where delegates are looking for ways to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement . (more...)
Tinder adds transgender options in bid to improve diversity Tinder adds transgender options in bid to improve diversity
- November 16, 2016

With the new update, then, comes a better response system to combat harassment, according to Tinder's CEO Sean Rad. Lees also expressed concerns that people may abuse the gender search function. "I think dating is one of the big frontiers in our movement", James said. Several transgender users had their accounts flagged because people were reporting the accounts for being "fake" in the past, Rad said. (more...)
Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence Amid signs of transition trouble, Trump huddles with Pence
- November 16, 2016

The post Trump, Pence set to meet on United States cabinet appointments appeared first on Punch Newspapers. Spokesman Jason Miller tells reporters that Pence will meet with Trump at Trump Tower to review "a number of names " for the incoming administration. (more...)
Tinder rolls out new transgender identity options Tinder rolls out new transgender identity options
- November 16, 2016

The company, based in West Hollywood, California, said that users can also choose to be shown in searches that best reflect that identity. A statement from the company read: "We haven't had the right tools to serve our diverse community in the past, but that changes today". (more...)
India Central Bank Says Enough Cash Available As Crowds Throng Banks
- November 14, 2016

People in Mumbai said grocers were charging 10 times the price of salt in return for accepting the old cash notes and in Bengaluru some people were using their old notes to buy one-time insurance policies. "I know what kind of forces and what kind of people who will be against me now". I feel that pain. But even after five days of the announcement, desperate people continued to line up Sunday for hours outside banks and ATMs, with many running out of cash by the afternoon and prompting ... (more...)
McConnell Demurs on Ryan's Plan for How to Repeal Obamacare McConnell Demurs on Ryan's Plan for How to Repeal Obamacare
- November 13, 2016

Those efforts figure to cause friction between Trump, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), neither of whom share Trump's populist streak. On Wednesday, McConnell wisely said that Republicans should be humble about their mandate because overreaching after an election is "generally a mistake". (more...)
Mexican congressional committee rejects Pena Nieto's bid to legalize gay marriage Mexican congressional committee rejects Pena Nieto's bid to legalize gay marriage
- November 12, 2016

Mexico's currency appeared to track the Republican candidate's rising and falling fortunes throughout the campaign and it fell sharply Tuesday night. Trump also accused Mexico of sending "rapists" into the U.S. "I think and hope he understands the importance that Mexico plays for the U.S". NAFTA brought mixed results for Mexican agriculture, with the sector suffering a net loss of 1.9 million jobs between 1991 to 2007 in the face of competition from USA agribusiness, according to a 2014 ... (more...)
Big Oil revels in Trump victory, expects less red tape
- November 12, 2016

Brent crude, the worldwide marker, dropped as much as 3.6 per cent to its lowest level since August, hitting $44.40 a barrel. Despite an air of favouritism towards a struggling and dirty coal industry, from which he plans to remove emissions regulations by scrapping Obama's Clean Power Plan , Trump appears to see the value of a variety of renewable and non-renewable energy sources. (more...)
SYL verdict: It is natural justice, says Haryana CM ML Khattar SYL verdict: It is natural justice, says Haryana CM ML Khattar
- November 11, 2016

The apex court responded in "negative" to all the four questions referred to it for the opinion by then President APJ Abdul Kalam on the constitutional validity of the law passed by then Punjab government led by Captain Amarinder Singh to nullify the court verdicts and unilaterally terminating the nearly three-dacade old SYL water sharing agreement. (more...)
Zuma survives yet another no confidence vote Zuma survives yet another no confidence vote
- November 11, 2016

The DA needed 201 votes for the motion to pass - the final vote was 126 for the motion, and 214 against , 1 person abstained , and 58 people did not vote . The report showed that President Zuma was implicated in illegal activities related to the favourable treatment of the Gupta family. The ANC, which has ruled since the first post-apartheid elections in 1994, has seen its popularity dive, with local polls in August delivering its worst-ever result. (more...)
Instagram Brings Boomerang, Mentions to Stories Instagram Brings Boomerang, Mentions to Stories
- November 11, 2016

You can now do a lot more with Instagram Stories. After taking a picture or video for a story users can tap to add text, and instead of typing a message they just type @, followed by someone's Instagram username. I can see Boomerang mode being a particular boon for Stories, as it adds action without users having to create a full 10-second video. This week, Instagram also revealed that its United Kingdom community has grown to more than 18 million monthly users - an increase of ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says U.S. leadership 'as important as ever' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief says U.S. leadership 'as important as ever'
- November 10, 2016

Dr Brian Klaas of the London School of Economics, said: "I think we woke up in a much more unsafe world than the one we went to bed in". "I look forward to meeting Mr. On financial markets, shares in European defence companies rose as investors bet arms spending would rise in response to Trump's calls for Europe to pay more for its security. (more...)
Snapchat Adds Facebook Inc (FB) Instagram-like Features to its Platform Snapchat Adds Facebook Inc (FB) Instagram-like Features to its Platform
- November 10, 2016

The new update has introduced three new features that will surely up your Snapchat game but might make you reconsider what you post. World Lenses can be activated by flipping your front camera to the rear camera and tapping on your view ahead. (more...)
New York Mayor, Police Tout Election Security
- November 09, 2016

Clinton's campaign party will be at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, while Trump's campaign will be across town at the Hilton Hotel. The Peninsula Hotel will also see full street closures starting midday Tuesday on 55th Street from Fifth to Sixth Avenues. (more...)
SpaceX aiming to return to flight next month: CEO Musk SpaceX aiming to return to flight next month: CEO Musk
- November 08, 2016

The cascade of explosions September 1 that destroyed the Falcon 9 rocket as well as a $200 million satellite was perplexing, because it occurred before the ignition of the engines for a planned test. Falcon rockets have been grounded as SpaceX conducts the investigation along with NASA, the Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration and industry experts. (more...)
Google's Driving App Is Now Available to All Android Users Google's Driving App Is Now Available to All Android Users
- November 08, 2016

You might have heard about Google Car Play before, and Android Auto is similar to that in terms of how it can help you while you are on the road. Android Auto can now be used on a compatible smartphone. And if there is inclement weather projected for your trip, you will receive an alert. Android Auto launched in early 2015 as a feature of Lollipop. (more...)
108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates World Series victory 108-year-old Cubs fan celebrates World Series victory
- November 06, 2016

The parade will wind its way downtown an hour later and end in Grant Park for a rally expected to start around noon. Chants of "Go, Cubs Go", "Lets Go Cubs" and "MVP" (for Kris Bryant) echoed off the the nearby skyscrapers to create an amphitheater-like atmosphere near famous Water Tower Place. (more...)
Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat Windows 10 version of COD: Infinite Warfare multiplayer has a big caveat
- November 05, 2016

This effectively cuts off Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered players that acquired the game from the Windows Store from a community that Activision has been cultivating since 2003. That's everything you need to know about the Magic Wheel. Aside from the overhauled audio and graphics , it also features so-called lost-stats-prevented, this feature prevents each player a loss stats on their record if joined in the middle of the match. (more...)
Android is as secure as the iPhone - Google Android is as secure as the iPhone - Google
- November 05, 2016

It might be unusual advice to recommend an older phone when a new version has just launched. Android's head of security Adrian Ludwig touted Android's secure nature at the O'Reilly security conference in New York City on where he spoke at great length about the security that the new Google Pixel smartphone provided. (more...)
Clinton, Trump stage dueling rallies as race narrows
- November 05, 2016

Clinton has led in Virginia wire-to-wire in the race thus far, and neither candidate is now scheduled to return to the Old Dominion. The RealClearPolitics polling average calculates Clinton has a 2.6 lead in a four-way tie-up, and a 1.7 per cent lead when just she and Trump are pitted against one another. (more...)
UCLA QB Josh Rosen done for season, Jim Mora confirms UCLA QB Josh Rosen done for season, Jim Mora confirms
- November 05, 2016

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Sefo Liufau (13) throws under pressure against the defense of UCLA Bruins defensive lineman Deon Hollins (58) and Bruins linebacker Kenny Young (42) in thy third quarter at Folsom Field Nov. Four plays later, Fafaul and Darren Andrews connected for a 39-yard touchdown pass to tie the game. It's hard to see Colorado moving up very much given the way the team played. (more...)