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Kaspersky, maker of the popular Kaspersky Lab antivirus suite, hit Microsoft with a legal complaint in June , claiming that the company used unfair practices to promote Windows Defender over competing products in Windows 10. A new notification will remain on the user's screen until they either renew the third-party software, or they pick another option, such as Windows Defender or another third-party antivirus.
  • ACLU sues LePage for blocking Facebook critics

    ACLU sues LePage for blocking Facebook critics

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    The ACLU says LePage uses his Facebook page , titled "Paul LePage, Maine's Governor", to perform government business, so blocking people who disagree with him "constitutes viewpoint discrimination and government censorship in violation of the USA and Maine constitutions".
  • Mobile's $125 Revvl is a branded budget phone with a fingerprint sensor

    Mobile's $125 Revvl is a branded budget phone with a fingerprint sensor

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    T-Mobile's unconventional marketing department strikes again, after very recently confirming the names and main features of an upcoming low-priced Android phone and tablet on the "Un-carrier's" official support webpages. The iPhone 7 runs about $26 per month. For now, it's not clear how much the phone costs if you'll want to buy it, not just lease it, but it's likely around $100.
  • PlayStation 4 System Software 5.00 Details Leak

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    There's no telling when the update will actually be coming out, as a release date hasn't been announced for it yet. Now you can do this just for verified accounts of note, such as the official accounts for games, and some individual developers and YouTubers.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE) Shares Sold by SignalPoint Asset Management LLC

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    About 743,265 shares traded. Glg Llc increased its stake in Energy Transfer Equity LP (Call) ( ETE ) by 80.61% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (3) outnumbered Sell recommendations (0). Yandex N.V. had 19 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.
  • Intel Corporation (INTC) Is Building 100 Autonomous Cars

    Intel Corporation (INTC) Is Building 100 Autonomous Cars

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    The goal is to have 100 test vehicles featuring SAE Level 4 capabilities - meaning 100% self-driving - with some vehicles out on the road by the end of 2018. In addition to drones , virtual reality and smart sports gear , Intel is making strong moves in the world autonomous vehicles, something it recently demonstrated with a US$15 billion purchase of driverless tech company Mobileye.
  • Facebook killed its high school-only Snapchat clone and nobody noticed

    Facebook killed its high school-only Snapchat clone and nobody noticed

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    Facebook has shut down its teen-focused social app Lifestage after one year in operation, having failed to court young people away from Snapchat . The app expanded to Android in October 2016 but never achieved mass adoption. The company did get some helpful feedback from launching the app, the spokesperson said, that is being used to improve visual and camera features on Facebook .
  • Perseid Meteor Shower happening this weekend

    Perseid Meteor Shower happening this weekend

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    The annual Perseid meteor shower has been going on since mid-July, but will hit its peak in the coming days. The brightest outburst - an estimated 100,000 meteors an hour - occurred during the Leonids of 1833. Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth; its nucleus is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) wide. Swift-Tuttle's last visible appearance was in 1992 and will again be visible in 2126.
  • Be careful! Fake solar eclipse glasses being sold online

    Be careful! Fake solar eclipse glasses being sold online

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    Harris explains that a total solar eclipse is even more wonderful. While residents in Bladen County will see a partial eclipse of the Sun (about 97 percent), people within a 100-mile swath of the center of the track of the moon will see a total eclipse of the sun.
  • Biggest Dino Ever May Have Been as Heavy as Space Shuttle

    Biggest Dino Ever May Have Been as Heavy as Space Shuttle

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    First discovered in the Patagonia region of southern Argentina in 2012, Patagotitan mayorum was the subject of a recent study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B focused on describing the behemoth's fossil . "I do not think they're scary at all", said Pol. One theory is that the explosion in plant life in the Cretaceous period meant that these animals had a virtually endless source of food - so they just kept growing larger and larger.
  • No Man's Sky Atlas Rising Update Releasing This Week

    No Man's Sky Atlas Rising Update Releasing This Week

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    Atlas Rises will focus on "improving the central story" and adding portals that allowplayers to fast-travel between planets they've discovered and explored in the game's procedurally-generated infinite universe. We launched Waking Titan to try to do that. With new storylines and better travel options, the ambitious space exploration game will likely draw in new and old gamers with hopes of getting a larger community involved.
  • Bharti Airtel subsidiary selling stake in Bharti Infratel for up to $400m

    Bharti Airtel subsidiary selling stake in Bharti Infratel for up to $400m

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    Bharti Airtel will use the amount realised from the transaction to lower its debt. At 09:44 hours IST , Bharti Infratel was trading at Rs 382.40, down 3.90 percent and Bharti Airtel was at Rs 419.75, up 0.49 percent on the BSE . Around same time, it also transferred 11.32 per cent stake, valued at around Rs 6,806 crore, in Bharti Infratel to its wholly-owned subsidiary Nettle Infrastructure.