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Test-Drive Tmall's New Car Vending Machine

Customers with a score of less than 700 will have to pay a small fee for this service. This oversize vending machine holds 42 cars, letting you test drive and hopefully say yes to a new Ford. For the record, this isn't the first instance where the automotive and transportation industry has been witnessing vehicle dealers set up auto vending machines.

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City of Atlanta targeted by ransomware cyberattack

City officials first received the hacker's ransom note early Thursday morning amid the system outages, which continue to persist. There hasn't been any evidence that suggest the city's 911 response networks, water department or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport computer systems were affected in the attack .

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Marvel Superheroes Are Coming to Three Disney Theme Parks

Disney Parks announced Marvel-themed areas will come to three of its new parks. "We are excited to take the next step by immersing our guests in this ever-expanding universe - and this is only the beginning!" said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, in a news release.

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Apple Inc is designing and producing its own device displays

Also, Samsung's OLED display deals with Apple were inked long before the iPhone X rolled out, which means Samsung had knowledge of Apple's iPhone display plans well in advance. Digitimes senior analyst Luke Lin speculates that the out of the rumoured 6.5in OLED model, 6.1in LCD model, and 5.8in OLED model, the latter will be much cheaper than the current staggering price of the iPhone X , despite the expense of its panel and potential use of 3D sensor technology.

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Fortnite Leprechaun Skin Gives Players a Huge Advantage

It's no major secret that Fortnite Battle Royale has taken the world by storm, especially when one considers the fact that one financial analyst recently suggested that the game's success could mean trouble for other companies due to its potential to "impact engagement for all AAA games to some degree".

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HTC Drops price of HTC Vive to $499

If you were therefore on the fence for your HTC Vive purchase, now might be the time to act. Unfortunately, this system still requires external sensors, though HTC says that the Vive Pro will work with your existing controllers and base stations if you're an early adopter.

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UMBC compared its victory over Virginia to winning in Fortnite Battle Royale

With the addition of beautifully stylized graphics and a unique combat system that rewards being creative with items, it offered something unique while still managing to scratch that itch that the Battle Royals genre provides. Click on the button to move onto the next part of the process and put your name in the drawing for an early invite to download this unique mobile Battle Royale experience.

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Russia Expels Exact Same Number of British Diplomats

May began her speech, which took place shortly after Russian Federation announced tit-for-tat expulsions of British diplomats, by accusing Moscow of being in "flagrant breach of worldwide law and the Chemical Weapons Convention". Russia's Defence Ministry called UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson a "vulgar old harpy" on Thursday, after he said the country should "shut up" and "go away".

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Stephen Hawking's three-part TV series is available to stream for free

When thinking about Hawking's perspective on life, I am reminded how incredibly blessed I am. Stephen Hawking was undoubtedly an intellectual giant, making leaps of reasoning that sometimes led to startling insights into the nature of the physical world.

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Did a NASA astronaut's DNA change after one year in space?

The Twins Study brought 10 research teams from around the country together to accomplish one goal: discover what happens to the human body after spending one year in space. Kelly spent 340 days on the International Space Station in 2015 to 2016, along with Russian crewmate Mikhail Kornienko. "So that would make a major change in how we think about exploring the solar system, exploring space, and a change in understanding who we are and what we can do as explorers".

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'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' completes young Lara Croft's journey this fall

However, the movie's adventures, locales and action will be just as ambitious as the game's best cut scenes because director Roar Uthaug is himself a gamer who was intent on translating the intensity of the video game experience to theaters.

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Elon Musk Says SpaceX's Mars Rocket Could Launch in Early 2019

The threat of machines getting smarter than their creators is so real, in fact, that Musk calls for public oversight to ensure the technology is developed safely. "The danger of AI is much greater than the danger of nuclear warheads, by a lot and nobody would suggest that we allow anyone to just build nuclear warheads if they want - that would be insane".

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Mario Tennis Aces launches this June on Nintendo Switch

Similar to other games like ARMS and Splatoon 2 , you'll be able to preview the game through a special tournament that will become available prior to the game's launch. Playstyle categories were also revealed in the presentation. The redeeming of coins can be done through the e-shop or through the official Nintendo website .

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Man accused of stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar will be released

But Brazil agreed that several years of good behavior and the lack of a threat to the community justified Bryant's release. The Los Angeles Police Department later confirmed to ABC News that Bryant was arrested late on Sunday and charged with grand theft on Monday.

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Apple's High-End Over-Ear Headphones Have Faced Development Challenges

Apple is said to be working on the headphones since over a year now. Some of the Beats headphones can cost up to $300, expect the price of the headphones to be more than that. The news was first reported last week in a KGI Securities note that suggested the headphones were on the way. Now it looks like a new Bloomberg report has shed more light on the rumoured Apple product.

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Amazon Alexa May Soon Morph Into A Real-Time Universal Translator

Assuming the sources' claims are accurate, Amazon's Alexa could one day be a cross-culture tool that includes, when necessary, language translations. Context and cultural awareness is something that's still missing. Amazon wants real-time language translations to work on any Alexa-enabled device on-the-fly.

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Nokia 8110 Reloaded: The Banana Phone Is Back!

It is powered by a 64 bit 2.45GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Processor with 6GB of RAM . Few things that remain unchanged from the previous model, is the 5.5 inch polarized Full HD display, 3or 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of onboard storage all housed in a bode built out of a single 600 series Aluminum block.

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Microsoft Launches 5th Generation Surface Pro In India

The new Surface Pro models are not cheap at all. What makes the new Surface Pro better is the more powerful innards. The Surface Pro will be available in offline as well as online channels including Amazon, Flipkart , Croma, Reliance, Vijay Sales, and a few other authorized retailers.

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Fortnite Battle Royale Gets Huge Inventory Update, All Game Editions Half Off

The new Season 3 Battle Pass outfits is nonstop bangers , especially the just-short-of-copyright-infringement Rust Lord skin, which looks a bit cooler than its Guardians of the Galaxy inspiration if you ask me. Now, you can build "pretty much anywhere at any time" so long as the structures are supported by terrain and other buildings. Another "issue" is that players who hadn't purchased the Battle Pass were getting all of its content immediately.

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Snapchat update adds GIF stickers and some design changes

However, by all accounts, the update isn't going anywhere. The team behind Snapchat has just announced new features are coming to its app as of this week. Snapchat has published a response to this petition, saying that it "understands" that the new update "has felt uncomfortable for many". The same is true for the new Discover page, which will also "adapt to you the more that you use it".

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Burnout Paradise Remastered announced for PS4 and Xbox One

Everyone has their favorite game in the long and storied Burnout series, but for me, it's definitely Burnout Paradise . The game supports 4K resolution on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X . "In 2008, the original Burnout Paradise came roaring off the starting line ready to demolish the competition". Burnout Paradise Remastered will be available on March 16 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One .

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Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks leave little to the imagination

So I guess, the Samsung Galaxy S10 would be the most anticipated phone . Samsung has sent out invites, confirming that the Galaxy S9 launch will happen on February 25. It only has a Snapdragon 660 inside, which is from Qualcomm's mid-tier SoC line - a bit less powerful than the Snapdragon 845 that is rumoured to power Samsung's upcoming flagship.

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NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship

In taking these images, New Horizon broke a record that had stood for almost three decades. The record was previously held by NASA's Voyager 1 when it captured the famous " Pale Blue Dot " image of Earth more than 27 years ago on Valentine's Day, 1990.

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Oldest-Known Briton 'Cheddar Man' Wasn't Fair-Skinned After All

But an unprecedented examination of his DNA , along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows the young man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair. "He reminds us that you can't make assumptions about what people looked like in the past based on what people look like in the present, and that the pairings of features we are used to seeing today aren't something that's fixed".

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Ahn among Russians seeking Pyeongchang spots

After the CAS decision, Russia's Olympic Committee requested that 13 active athletes and two who had become coaches should be allowed to participate in the February 9-25 Games but the IOC has refused to extend invitations to them. CAS earlier upheld appeals filed by 28 Russian athletes who had received life Olympic bans over alleged doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.