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Haas leads the way in Phoenix as Spieth struggles early

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Haas birdied holes 12 and 13, made a 20-footer for eagle on the par-five 15th and drove to a metre away to set up another birdie on the par-three 16th, the stadium hole that tripped up Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas . This event debuted in 1932 as the Arizona Open, and it has been decided by a playoff in each of the last two years. "I'm going to do my best this year to three-peat and if I was fortunate enough to do that, I think I would join the "King", Arnold Palmer, as the only ... Read More »

$600 Million in Cryptocurrency Crimes Uncovered In South Korea

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The real-name trading system is also part of the government's latest measures to curb speculative investment into virtual coins amid growing fears that a cryptocurrency bubble may be set to burst. South Korea has been at the forefront of pushing for broad regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency trading as many locals, including students and housewives, jumped into a frenzied market despite warnings from policy makers around the world of a bubble. Read More »

Putin says Russia hopes to turn page on doping at Olympics

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Putin "reminded the cabinet of the decision to organise a competition for those of our athletes who had not been allowed to take part in the Olympic Games", Russian news agencies quoted Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying. He reserved scathing remarks for Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory who described running a doping program and cover-ups over several years on orders from Russian government officials. Read More »

Ecumenical Patriarch declares backing for Turkey campaign in Syria

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Speaking on Sunday, President Erdogan said the campaign could now be extended to other parts of the 500-mile Turkish-Syrian border, to create a 20-mile "security zone". Macron said it could be "a real problem" if "Syrian sovreignty is not respected". The attacks inside Turkey have so far killed four people, including Avlar. Read More »

Super Blue Blood Moon coming Wednesday

For those who plan to watch it on their own, Headlands offered a handy timeline of the key events on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Have you noticed the moon to be very big, sometimes , especially near the horizon? " Super moon is a full or new moon that occurs when the center of the moon is less than 360,000 kilometers from the center of the earth". Read More »

A super blue blood moon is on the horizon

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Why is it called a Super Blue Blood Moon? The moon's closest approach is called the "perigee", and when that coincides with a full moon it appears larger and brighter than average. The turnouts provide a decent W/NW horizon and elevation for a good view of the setting/eclipsed Moon. When and where is best to see this thing? At the same time, the moon will be passing through the darkest part of the Earth's shadow. Read More »

Plastic in the Oceans Increasing Risk of Disease in Coral Reefs

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Millions of tons of plastic waste enter the world's oceans every year, but the impact this has on coral reefs has yet to be properly studied. The plastic may stress the corals by blocking light and oxygen from reaching them or cut into the coral's flesh or rub against it, creating a wound that bacteria can get in. Read More »

Intel's Latest On Spectre Fix Reboot Issue: Updated Fix Being Tested

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Patching certain variants of the Spectre vulnearbility requires Intel to rewrite processor firmware, a challenging task that's much harder than patching the security flaws at a browser and operating system level. The stability issues were initially thought to be contained to older Broadwell and Haswell chips, but Intel confirmed last week it was also happening on Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake processors. Read More »

3D-Printed Rocket Successfully Blasts Off From New Zealand

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Company CEO and founder Peter Beck, a New Zealander, said the launch marks the beginning of a new era in commercial access to space. Originally, the company had planned to do three flight tests, but Beck indicated that if this flight went well enough, Rocket Lab might skip the third test altogether. Read More »

Cancer blood test detects eight types of the disease

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It was able to catch cancer cases anywhere from 33 percent to 98 percent of the time, depending on the type. The investigators feel that a test that will be used routinely for cancer screening must have a cost in line with or less than other now available screening tests for single cancers, such as colonoscopy. Read More »

Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

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On Wednesday, PM Modi will accompany Netanyahu to Ahmedabad. Netanyahu will also visit Modi's home state of Gujarat in western India . Ignoring New Delhi's stance on Jerusalem , Mr Netanyahu said he saw his visit to India as an "opportunity to cement cooperation with a world power in the areas of trade, security, technology, and tourism". Read More »

How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Lost $4 Billion with One Post

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The move seeks to encourage more meaningful interactions between users and their friends and online contacts. Mr Zuckerberg said he expected people to spend less time on Facebook as a result of the changes - a frank admission from a business leader - but predicted it would boost the company in the long term. Read More »

Classified US Satellite Launched from Vandenberg

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It is also the 27 launch for the NRO . According to the organization's website , "together with other Defense Department satellites, the NRO systems play a crucial role in providing global communications, precision navigation, early warning of missile launches and potential military aggression, signals intelligence, and near real-time imagery to US forces to support the war on terrorism and other continuing operations". Read More »

Wendy Williams Had Some Harsh Words For Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott

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On Wendy Williams' "Hot Topics" the host made Kylie Jenner , whose pregnancy is still a mystery, the focus of her super opinionated talk. A different source close to the Kardashian-Jenner family earlier said that the reason Kylie is staying out of the limelight is because she's conscious about her pregnancy body. Read More »

Nintendo Direct reveals Dark Souls is coming to Switch

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New Pokémon are set to be added to Pokkén Tournament DX , including Blastoise and Aegislash. Avatar items and more will be included in the Battle Pack DLC too. As the name suggests, this is an updated version of the action role-playing game classic. The game also introduces improved resolution and other visual enhancements, and it also increases the multiplayer count to six players, according to Polygon . Read More »

Dark Souls Remastered Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco has also confirmed that it will soon be releasing a Dark Souls trilogy box set . Dark Souls Remastered will include not only the Dark Souls game but also the Artorias of the Abyss downloadable expansion. Despite the fact that is being ported to Nintendo, Dark Souls Remastered will be available for all other platforms. Rumors had been swirling all day, but at Nintendo Direct Mini , Dark Souls: Remastered was formally announced for the Switch. Read More »

CES 2018: Project Linda Turns Razer Phone Into A Laptop

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Razer hopes that Project Linda will be a new era for mobile computing, blending the familiar Android environment with the ease of use of a laptop. A full-size, built-in keyboard adds to the capabilities of Project Linda , providing enhanced productivity and differentiated gaming experiences. Read More »

Google Pay is official: Bundling Google's numerous payment services under one brand

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It never made much sense for the universal Android-supporting mobile payment app to coexist with the slowly dying Google Wallet , and at long last, Mountain View seems to agree. Lastly, Instacart orders of at least $35 completed with Google Pay by January 16 score $10 markdowns. Google says you'll see Google Pay online, in-store, and across Google products, as well as when you're paying friends. Read More »

Nvidia unveils 65-inch 4K gaming monitors

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At a desk, it's unlikely you'd be able to view the entirety of this monitor without a lot of head movement. This will make playing games through your computer or Google Play a breeze on your fancy new 65-inch 4K screen. As HotHardware reports, Acer isn't sharing details about the Predator BFG pricing or a release date. The displays are packed with embedded technology including NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, which eliminates screen tearing and built-in Shield functionality. Read More »

How To Watch SpaceX Launch The US Government's Mysterious Zuma Spacecraft Today

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But now conditions for the mysterious mission are 80-percent go, weather-wise, in Florida. Sunday's launch will also include a landing attempt of the Falcon 9's first stage at Landing Zone 1. The Zuma landing marks SpaceX's 21st successful landing. "As a company, Northrop Grumman realises this is a monumental responsibility and we have taken great care to ensure the most affordable and lowest risk scenario for Zuma", Mr Rains said, declining to comment on the nature of the payload. Read More »

Deviljho Is Monster Hunter

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Getting back to the Elder Dragons , we can see that Kushala Daora and Teostra from Monster Hunter 2 have returned, and they've brought a new Elder Dragon with them. The Deviljho, who was introduced in Monster Hunter 3 will make its comeback in "Spring 2018", but many more are said to be on their way according to Capcom . Read More »

CBFC's Prasoon Joshi said only modifications were suggested in 'Padmavati'

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Lastly, the CBFC has also the filmmakers to modify the incorrect/misleading references to historical places . The board had a meeting of their examining committee on December 28 and chose to give the film a "U/A certification along with some modifications and likely change of the film's title on the basis of the attributed material/creative source". Read More »

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

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The New Year's address is an annual event in the North and is watched closely for indications of the direction and priorities Kim may adopt in the year ahead. Expressing hope for a "peaceful resolution" to the longstanding cold war on the peninsula, Kim said the the two countries should "work together as a people of the same heritage to find peace and stability", and offered to begin talks with Seoul "as soon as possible" about sending a North Korean delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics ... Read More »

LG Display creates 88 inch 8K OLED

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With that measurement, LG still won't beat the world's biggest display in a TV, but it definitely seats atop in terms of largest OLED panel. LG maintained that it's actually easier to come up with 8K resolution for an OLED display than a liquid crystal display (LCD) panel. Read More »

Second ship 'broke oil sanctions on Kim'

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The crews of both the impounded vessels are mostly Chinese, raising suspicions that China - North Korea's largest trading partner - may be supplying the fuel, or failing to do enough to prevent its sale. The Russian foreign ministry has denied claims that United Nations sanctions against North Korea had been breached by Russian tankers transferring fuel to North Korean tankers at sea. Read More »

Bears likely ousting John Fox at end of season, report says

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When the playoffs start, the Vikings will be familiar with numerous teams they will likely face in two weeks, including Carolina, Los Angeles and New Orleans. Berger started all 16 games there for the Vikings during the 2015 season. Quarterback Case Keenum will earn another $250,000 by starting Sunday, likely ensuring he'll play 85 percent or more of the Vikings snaps this season. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory issued for forecasted Friday snowfall

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Not only are we tracking the bitter cold, but we're tracking some snow showers for our Saturday , enough to make for slick travel for parts of southern New England. Recent model runs are showing the potential for slightly higher snowfall totals than previous forecast models. By midnight most of the snow has moved east into Ohio. Read More »

Apple raises pay for Tim Cook, other top executives

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Disney CEO Bob Iger both rely on private planes for all their personal travel, according to the most recent company filings for each. Mr. Cook recognizes imputed taxable income and is not provided a tax reimbursement for personal use of private aircraft. Cook also benefited from a generous share award, banking $89.2 million Dollars worth of Apple stock as part of a compensation package agreed when he was appointed chief executive in 2011. Read More »

Reliance Jio enhances cashback offer to up to Rs3,300 on Rs399 recharge

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Despite its competitive pricing, Reliance Jio has over the past year used cashback offers also to woo customers. "Jio will provide surprise cashback of up to Rs3,300 on recharges of Rs399 and above". And, last weekend, telecom operator Reliance Jio announced two new prepaid plans priced at ₹199 and ₹299 as a part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer . Read More »

Facebook challenges music streaming giants with Universal Music deal

Bloomberg was the first to report the news. The two companies, in a joint statement, said they were developing more personalized functions in a bid to "develop the next generation of music products that best engage social consumers". Seeing this as " Facebook strikes deal to make its own Spotify" is missing the bigger opportunity, but it's very early days. The deal sets Facebook up as a more direct competitor to Google's YouTube, the most popular destination online for listening to ... Read More »

When Does Winter Start? The Shortest Day of the Year Is Approaching

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Basically, the farther above the equator a country is located, the colder will be its temperature over winter solstice. Starting Friday, the sun spends a few more seconds above the horizon each day. If the Sun is shining on December 21 at noon, your shadow will be the longest all year. During the other half of the year, between September and March, the south pole is pointing toward the sun, with the solstice marking the midway point of this journey. Read More »

Accessory leaks pretty much confirmed the Galaxy S9's 'boring' design

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Strategy Analytics reportedly has not considered last year's sales as they were plagued by the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, with Samsung ending up shipping only 300 million units. The phones would feature a Fingerprint Scanner underneath the camera instead of placing besides the camera. Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will have 64 GB of storage, microSD card slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack. Read More »