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Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry
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CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when technical glitches prevented many fans from logging on. The problems forced Niantic Inc., the developer of the wildly popular augmented reality game, to
Swim robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel
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TOKYO (AP) — An underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. The robot is on a mission to study damage and find fuel that experts say has melted and mostly fallen to the bottom of a chamber and has been submerged
Mars mission astronauts rehearse water landings off Texas
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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA astronauts training for a possible mission to Mars have been practicing water maneuvers in a mock-up Orion space capsule in the Gulf of Mexico. Several astronauts trained Thursday in the open water, about 4 miles (6.5 kilometers) from Galveston, Texas. An Orion
Samsung on a roll as data demand for memory chips soars
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics is on a roll thanks to booming sales of memory chips required by the increasingly data-based economy. The company, the world's largest supplier of memory chips, said Friday that its operating profit soared 72 percent in the April-June quarter over
Researchers: We've discovered power grid-wrecking software
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PARIS (AP) — Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late last year. The malicious software has the ability to remotely sabotage circuit
SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. SoftBank, which offers the Pepper companion robot, said the purchase
Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Covfefe (cuv-fey-fey) noun: A sure sign that President Donald Trump has regained control of his Twitter account. For more than a week, the tweets from @realDonaldTrump were, well, boring. Throughout his first big foreign trip last week, Trump's tweets had the vibe of a
Ooredoo extends deadline to buy shares
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Ooredoo Maldives have extended the deadline to buy their shares to tomorrow, 29 May 2017. As per the original announcement, the deadline expires today. An announcement made by Ooredoo today said that while the company gave 20 days to buy shares, a day was lost since it 7 May was declared a
International award to Ooredoo Smart Campus
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Ooredoo Smart Campus established in association with Microsoft has won a at the Global Telecom Business (GTB) award. Assistant Manager of Public Relations at Ooredoo Maldives, Ibrahim Zahir told Sun Media today that the Ooredoo Smart Campus won a GTB award in the category of Innovation in
Google warns of email scam that impersonates Google Docs
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said it shut down an email spam campaign that impersonated its online file service, Google Docs. According to online reports — in particular, a detailed user thread on Reddit — clicking on an emailed share link, purportedly from a known source, was taking users
Sony returns to black on healthy chip, game, battery sales
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TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million) on the back of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices, marking a recovery from its red ink a year ago. Tokyo-based Sony had an 88 billion yen
Emirates CEO says US laptop carry-on ban still puzzles him
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chairman and CEO of Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday he "can't dig into somebody's mind" to understand why the U.S. instituted a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage from 10 cities in Muslim-majority
Ooredoo to introduce IPTV to Maldives
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Ooredoo Maldives has announced that they would be introducing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) to the Maldives in the near future. Speaking at the initial public offering (IPO) inauguration of Ooredoo Maldives PLC, the Deputy CEO of the Ooredoo Group of Qatar, the parent company of Ooredoo
Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service. The resource, similar to previous efforts around privacy and security, is basically a notification that pops up for a few days. Clicking on it takes you to tips
Samsung's Galaxy S8 phone aims to dispel the Note 7 debacle
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NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe with its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and Google Assistant. But
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