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Jones joined Uber in the fall after a five-year stint at Target as the retail giant's CMO. In a statement to Recode , Jones said that "the beliefs and approach to leadership" that he believed in were "inconsistent" with those of Uber. A source at Uber has told the BBC that the resignation of Jeff Jones, Uber president, was "completely unexpected". Amit Singhal , a top Google engineer, was asked to resign in effect of failing to disclose a sexual harassment claim against him at his ...
  • Transgender bathroom bill approved by Texas senate

    Transgender bathroom bill approved by Texas senate

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    The bill would require transgender people to use restrooms and changing facilities in public buildings that do not match their gender identity. The North Carolina law prompted the NCAA to pull seven championship events out of the state, the National Basketball Association to move the All-Star game from Charlotte and contributed to former Republican Gov.
  • Fans inspired Barcelona Champions League comeback says jubilant Luis Enrique

    Fans inspired Barcelona Champions League comeback says jubilant Luis Enrique

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    In recent years they were nearly guaranteed a Ligue 1 title to soothe the disappointment of regular early Champions League exits but this time they trail an impressive Monaco side by three points. "We're also playing teams with the same desire as us so it will be very tough". We know the path to the Champions League is long for those clubs trying to challenge the established hierarchy.
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) running Nougat Spotted on Geekbench

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    It was clear that current owners of the two phones were not impressed by this decision from LG, something that the company was also quick to notice, thus reversing its earlier stand not to release the OS. And now, this becomes true since it starts to have the OS update rolling out for these phones. It reportedly comes with the firmware version G925FXXU5EQBG, for those keeping track.
  • Google Hangouts Meet Android app now available on Play Store [Download APK]

    Google Hangouts Meet Android app now available on Play Store [Download APK]

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    Speaking of meetings, Hangouts Chat will integrate with a big upgrade to the Hangouts video chat service, now dubbed " Hangouts Meet ". It has been known for some time that Google is looking for consumers to migrate to the newer Allo and Duo apps premiered at Google I/O 2016, while Hangouts would continue as a primarily business tool.
  • Trump Kicks Reporters Out Of White House Photo Op For Asking Questions

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    Democrats and Republicans in Congress don't seem to agree on much these days, but leaders from both parties appear to share an interest in the legality of President Donald Trump's social media habits. The lawmakers also referenced the use by federal employees of encrypted chat apps "that could result in the creation of presidential or federal records that would be unlikely or impossible to preserve", mentioning Confide, Signal and WhatsApp.
  • Nasa finds 'missing' Chandrayaan-1 after 8 years

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    Locating small objects in the vast distances of space is no easy task, even with the most advanced technologies, but as Gizmodo is reporting , scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have devised a new radar scheme that has allowed them to pinpoint the location of a couple errant satellites.
  • Future of Uncharted Series Discussed by Naughty Dog's Evan Wells

    Future of Uncharted Series Discussed by Naughty Dog's Evan Wells

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    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is spectacular and we're glad that The Lost Legacy is happening. It'd be hard. If we magically had that two-team, three-team studio, sure - it'd be great to keep doing it. Of course, none of this necessarily means that there will never be another Uncharted game after The Lost Legacy . "This is the single largest level we've ever done in Uncharted ".
  • Predicting lightning just got a whole lot easier

    Predicting lightning just got a whole lot easier

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    Brighter colors indicate more lightning energy was recorded; color bar units are the calculated kilowatt-hours of total optical emissions from lightning. NOAA also released a video that showed images of lightning storms developing over southeast Texas, as NPR's Rebecca Hersher reported. In addition, the instrument will help identify lightning-sparked wildfires in dry areas like the American West, which should lead to faster response times from fire crews.
  • Up close with the Acer Mixed Reality developer kit

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    There has been speculation regarding whether the company will offer VR headsets support for Scorpio, but Microsoft has not yet replied to this. "Not only will you enjoy spectacular, immersive experiences, but also the things that you do most with your Windows PC - in mixed reality ", a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed.
  • Christian McCaffrey dominated at the 2017 NFL Combine

    Christian McCaffrey dominated at the 2017 NFL Combine

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    With a rare combination of versatility, strength and smarts packed into his 5-foot-11, 202-pound frame, Christian could be a first-round draft selection April 27 amid a deep class of running backs. "My tape's out there and that's the majority of the work I've put in". After rushing for more than 3,600 yards over his final two college seasons, McCaffrey sat out Stanford's bowl game.
  • How to watch AMD's Capsaicin & Cream GDC 2017 livestream

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    So, to make sure you don't miss out on any exciting reveals by AMD at its Capsaicin & Cream GDC 2017 event, read on to find out how to watch the livestream online. We covered this technology during our Vega architecture preview last month at CES, but today we finally saw a demo of this technology in action. Wasson said that its Vega-based graphics chips have been selected to power LiquidSky , a new service that offers high-end games over a cloud service on devices such as Android tablets ...
  • Amazon Web Services upset caused by a typo

    Amazon Web Services upset caused by a typo

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    The worker entered one wrong input for the command and ended up removing a much larger number of servers than intended, some of which supported two other S3 subsystems. An employee trying to speed up the company's S3 cloud-storage billing system tried to take a few servers offline. "While removal of capacity is a key operational practice, in this instance, the tool used allowed too much capacity to be removed too quickly", the blog explained .
  • Trump Orders Review Of Clean Water Rule Opposed By Farmers

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    The order - which is now in draft form and subject to change before Tuesday afternoon, when Trump is expected to sign it - addresses the " Waters of the United States " rule, which applies to 60% of the bodies of water in the US. The Clean Water Rule was finalized in 2015 as a way to clarify confusion over parts of the Clean Water Act, which was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1972.
  • World's oldest fossils could help find life beyond Earth

    World's oldest fossils could help find life beyond Earth

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    The Earth was, at best, an unfriendly and freakish place. It certainly would not have been as green as it is now-mostly barren rocky surfaces pitted by impact craters. Both filaments and tubes were composed of an iron-rich mineral. They could not come up with an explanation for how the structures could have been formed except by something living.
  • Spotify Hi-Fi music tier tipped with lossless audio

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    According to The Verge , select Spotify users have been receiving invitations to subscribe to the new service called "Spotify Hi-Fi" for a fee which will vary between $5 to $10 a month. However, Spotify's move into lossless audio isn't entirely unique as Jay Z's semi-successful streaming service has offered Hi-Fi music streaming since it's launch 2 years ago.
  • Snap Prices IPO At $17 A Share, Valuing It At $24 Billion

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    Close to 8 million Snapchatters will be over the age of 45, according to the research, just over 11% of the total USA user base. Facilitating a more diverse array of content could potentially increase engagement, the reasoning goes. Among investors, Snap has been said to emphasize engagement metrics, such as total time spent and the number of messages sent, instead of the size of its user base.