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You'll be able to place pre-orders directly through Samsung.com, but the tablet will be on sale at "select retail partners" at the end of March. But don't worry, there is a micro SD card slot available for expanding that storage. Additionally, it has a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter which you can use for video calls and such. Inside is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM.
  • Two Uber Executives Leaving, Departures Begin to Mount

    Two Uber Executives Leaving, Departures Begin to Mount

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    The resignation comes less than two weeks after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick admitted he needed to " grow up " and said he would seek leadership help. Jones, according to sources, said that Uber's mounting roster of troubling controversies wasn't what he signed up for, especially after the fact that Kalanick chose to survey for a new chief operating officer for aid.
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines reportedly bans all electronic devices from carry-on luggage

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    Given the energy capacity in a much larger laptop or tablet battery, it would be theoretically possible to turn into an explosive device. The U.S. official said this will impact over a dozen airlines flying into the US. In a exceptionally rapid response, a DHS spokesman returned Quartz's emailed request for comment in 57 seconds, saying "We have no comment on potential security precautions".
  • World President Trump Falls 200 Places on Forbes Richest List 2017

    World President Trump Falls 200 Places on Forbes Richest List 2017

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    All told, Forbes said it was a record year to be rich, as the number of billionaires it counted climbed 13 percent to 2,043 from 1,810 last year. It was a different story for the newly minted US President Donald Trump , whose wealth shrunk to $US3.5 billion on the back of a softening NY property market.
  • Donald Trump Admits His Health Plan Will Hurt His Supporters

    Donald Trump Admits His Health Plan Will Hurt His Supporters

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    Price spoke to reporters before a Friday meeting with House Republicans. Their comments came as President Donald Trump and House leaders seek to win support from GOP skeptics as prospects for the bill remain wobbly. "Counties that voted for you, middle class and working class counties, would do far less well under this bill", Carlson said. "We never ran on making the entitlement subsidies permanent", Paul said.
  • Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

    Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

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    The new encoder is called Guetzli - Swiss German for " cookie ", apparently - and according to Google , it can create "high quality JPEG images with file sizes 35 percent smaller than now available methods". Compressing a photo to reduce its file size is simple, but maintaining its high quality at the same time is tricky. Ultimately, that means these smaller images will look just as good to the average person.
  • Australian states unveil plans for 200MW of energy storage projects

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    South Australia is regarded as one of the leading "small states" of the world acting on climate change. The consequences of these events were amplified by the shutdown of coal-fired power, the market power of gas generators, a thin interconnection with Victoria, and South Australia's globally high adoption of intermittent wind power.
  • Star travelling at breakneck speed found astonishingly close to BLACK HOLE

    Star travelling at breakneck speed found astonishingly close to BLACK HOLE

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    One possibility is that the black hole might have collided with a red giant star at some stage of its life, consuming all the gas around it and turning it into a white dwarf. "Finding these rare black holes is important, as they are not only the end points of massive stars, produced in supernova explosions, they also continue to play a role in the evolution of other stars after their deaths", Geraint Lewis from the University of Sydney told Marcus Strom at The Sydney Morning Herald .
  • Amazon Brings Alexa to the iPhone - Echo Hardware No Longer Required

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    You can control HomeKit-compatible devices with Siri in the same way that you can control Alexa-compatible devices with Amazon's assistant. This new integration will allow people to talk to Alexa even if they are not by their house, which is cool considering Alexa was more of a home-device digital assistant before.
  • Company Bans on Religious Wear Cleared by EU Court

    Company Bans on Religious Wear Cleared by EU Court

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    Barring all "political, philosophical or religious" symbols does not amount to direct workplace discrimination, the court said , but singling out an individual employee because a customer had complained about their headscarf was not allowed under European Union law.
  • Texas Senate Approves Bathroom Bill

    Texas Senate Approves Bathroom Bill

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    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick says he has the votes to pass the measure and send it to the House. Sen. Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, said changing the sex on a birth certificate is not an easy process. The unpopular tax on energy did not end up getting a vote in the Senate, but House Democrats got stuck with it hung around their necks in the midterms anyway.
  • Son shines as Spurs ease into FA Cup semis

    Son shines as Spurs ease into FA Cup semis

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    Yet his absence was not missed on the day as Spurs' South Korean striker Son Heung-min netted a brilliant hat-trick and Kane's replacement Christian Eriksen also scored a beauty before Dele Alli and substitute Vincent Janssen got in on the act.
  • Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching worsens as scientists fear heatwave's impact

    Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching worsens as scientists fear heatwave's impact

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    Hughes will engage in seven days of flying, to criss-cross the entire Great Barrier Reef from next week, to ascertain the extent of the bleaching after a similar journey a year ago saw him uncover similar severe damage. While mildly bleached corals can recover if the temperature drops and the algae return, severely bleached corals die. Dr. Neal Cantin from the Australian Institute of Marine Science claimed that bleaching affected the Great Barrier Reef as a result of the high temperatures of ...
  • Google Hangouts gets enterprise makeover in move against Slack, others

    Google Hangouts gets enterprise makeover in move against Slack, others

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    To this end, the company is giving Google Hangouts a complete overhaul to make it more like segment leader Slack - something Microsoft recently did with Microsoft Teams. At the moment, Hangouts Chat is a pretty minimal messaging app for teams. While Slack now may have the upper hand in terms of integrations, Google could have the leverage in selling to the enterprise, an area where Slack just only recently officially targeted with its enterprise grid offering.
  • Trump in the doghouse with Oversight Committee over deleted tweets

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    Like the president, federal employees are also subject to an act that archives their communications, the Federal Records Act . In a letter addressed to White House counsel Donald McGahn, committee chairman Republican Jason Chaffetz and Democrat Elijah Cummings voiced their concerns over Trump's tendency to delete tweets and the administration's record-keeping practices, particularly on social media.
  • New Study Suggests Mars Had Way More Water Than Previously Thought

    New Study Suggests Mars Had Way More Water Than Previously Thought

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    They found that whitlockite could become dehydrated from those shocks and form merrillite, which is commonly found in meteorites thrown to Earth from Mars but doesn't occur here naturally. Since we're obsessed with aliens, especially from next-door Mars, water on the neighboring planet has been the subject of much scientific attention.
  • Another Uncharted After The Lost Legacy Is Unlikely, Says Naughty Dog

    Another Uncharted After The Lost Legacy Is Unlikely, Says Naughty Dog

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    The relationship between Chloe and Nadine will continue to evolve through the game's story, which becomes evident through the gameplay of the game. "We have this really great location with the rural Western Ghats that allows us to get a true sense of exploration, unlike anything we've done before where the level design isn't directing you exactly where to go." Uncharted: The Lost Legacy was announced by Naughty Dog in December of previous year, and is scheduled to release sometime ...
  • New Satellite Beams Back Its 1st Photo of Lightning from Space

    New Satellite Beams Back Its 1st Photo of Lightning from Space

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    Scientists have found that sudden jumps in lightning activity can indicate a storm is set to produce severe weather, from large hail and damaging winds to destructive tornadoes. Accurate tracking of lightning and thunderstorms over the oceans, too distant for land-based radar and sometimes hard to see with satellites, will support safe navigation for aviators and mariners.
  • Microsoft to bring mixed reality to Xbox One

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    They cost about $300 (roughly £250 or AU$400 converted). Microsoft also announced that in January, early versions of the Xbox One VR headsets would be shipped to developers in March. With the HoloLens, the headset would map out your room in real time, so you could "pin" windows and objects to surfaces in the real world - and have them stay in place.
  • Christian McCaffrey meets with Broncos, explains decision to skip bowl game

    Christian McCaffrey meets with Broncos, explains decision to skip bowl game

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    The Stanford contingent is likely to live up to the Cardinal's strong pedigree in the National Football League; all four players are expected to make a significant impact in the NFL. "When they ask, I'm extremely honest with them and then we move on to now and playing football", McCaffrey said Thursday. Meanwhile, LSU's Leonard Fournette, who checked in at 240 pounds in his official weigh-in, did not participate in the bench press at the Combine, but has indicated that he plans on doing ...
  • KGI: Apple's Keeping Lightning Port On 'iPhone 8,' Other New Models

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    Apple will not discard the Lightning connector for the USB Type-C connector on the next iPhone, according to one prominent Apple analyst on Thursday. So chances are the Lightning connector will not be there. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro includes a fast charging feature that works when you plug a USB-C to Lightning cable into an Apple 29W, 61W, or 87W USB-C power adapter.
  • Amazon Web Services Broke Part of the Internet With a Typo

    Amazon Web Services Broke Part of the Internet With a Typo

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    According to reports by Reuters, Amazon's S3 team executed a command Tuesday to eliminate a few servers for a specific S3 subsystem. One of the main data storage systems for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud computing platform for businesses, went offline February 28.
  • Trump ordering review of Obama rule protecting small streams

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    Doug Burgum applauded the president's decision on WOTUS, which he said was effectively turning nearly every pond, pothole and slough in the state into a federal managed waterway, which only created uncertainty and confusion for farmers, ranchers, landowners and local governments.
  • Spotify hits 50 million subscribers

    Spotify hits 50 million subscribers

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    They have posted screen grabs of in-app notifications promoting the new Spotify Hifi service, though different screen grabs seem to show slightly different price points and specifications - some include physical product upsell - hence the thinking that Spotify is still playing with the proposition.