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Twitter hired its third executive to lead its product team, in less than a year. Nearly a year after its last product VP jumped ship, Twitter has finally found a replacement to take on the challenging job of rekindling the service's stalled user growth .
  • VW reboots Americas strategy, drops diesel in US

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    In addition to Volkswagen , the company also makes cars under other brands including Porsche, Audi , SEAT, Skoda and Lamborghini. The move is more fallout from the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal, which is only partially resolved.
  • Microsoft is finally bringing Solitaire to the iPhone

    Microsoft is finally bringing Solitaire to the iPhone

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    It also includes daily challenges for all five games that give players badges and rewards, and integrates with Xbox Live for achievements and more . While the game as existed on Windows for more than 25 years , the modern Solitaire Collection will now be available outside of Windows for the first time.
  • Trump admits 'some connectivity' between climate change and human activity

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    Though the United States can not pull out for four years, there are no enforcement mechanisms if countries violate its provisions although some signatories are discussing ways of punishing the US if Trump pulls out. well, I think there is some connectivity . If all the rest of the world is jumping on board and we're just falling off the rails, we're just going to keep falling".
  • Supermoon puts on a show around the world

    Supermoon puts on a show around the world

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    This month's moon is actually the second of three super moons in a row, so if the clouds don't co-operate for us tonight, we will have another chance next month to see the last super moon of 2016 on December 14. The supermoon this year was due to the fact that the gap between the Earth and our moon was at its closest point, called the perigee , which covers a distance of 221,525 miles.
  • HTC 10 evo Is Official, A European Variant Of HTC Bolt

    HTC 10 evo Is Official, A European Variant Of HTC Bolt

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    Both Bolt and 10 Evo are HTC's first metal unibody phones with the feature of water resistance, as per The Verge . The Evo's screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Just as we expected, HTC today announced the latest smartphone in its portfolio, the HTC 10 evo . The 10 evo does not come with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space

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    The Soyuz MS -03 spaceships was carried aloft the Soyuz-FG rocket booster which blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan which has been leased by Russian Federation and earlier by the erstwhile Soviet Union. It also includes the first French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, to live in the International Space Station. Whitson, a member of the recently launched Expedition 50/51 crew, has become the oldest woman to travel in space.
  • Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online

    Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online

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    But the dream of buying a vehicle with a single click might soon become a reality. The program will start in Italy and be limited to three models, the Fiat 500, Fiat Panda, and Fiat 500L. It's said that the whole process should take less than two weeks. He said research had revealed that half of Italians were willing to buy a vehicle online but 97 percent still preferred to pick it up at a traditional dealer.
  • 'Fallout 4' PS4 mods release date: Mod support reportedly coming very soon

    'Fallout 4' PS4 mods release date: Mod support reportedly coming very soon

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    The PS4 version has to deal with some limitations (unlike Xbox One). Additionally, Howard dismissed the idea of a paid mod system similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Changed mods rating so that only downloaded mods can be rated. You can check out all the mods now available for PS4 here. Mods are also coming to the remastered Skyrim Special Edition , but there isn't a release date just yet.
  • Leeds and Newcastle fans combine to pay touching tribute to Gary Speed

    Leeds and Newcastle fans combine to pay touching tribute to Gary Speed

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    Members of the Speed family will be at Elland Road on Sunday and in the 11th minute of the match Leeds United is asking supporters of both teams to join together in a minute's applause as we near the fifth anniversary of Gary's passing. They face a Newcastle side though that sit top of the table, with 37 points from 16 games. But a top-class goal in the 54th minute took the wind out of Leeds' sails.
  • Facebook has authorized a $6 Billion stock buyback

    Facebook has authorized a $6 Billion stock buyback

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    Further, in a separate filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the social network also announced its chief accounting officer is stepping down. Investing geniuses Tom and David Gardner have spent a long time beating the market no matter who's in the White House. "Usually a stock buyback programme is a way to repay investors with cash now sitting in the bank".
  • Obama blocks new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

    Obama blocks new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean

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    To minimize the Trump administration's potential impact on the environment, activists want President Obama to erect roadblocks to future offshore oil and gas wells - even though Obama himself has a mixed record on drilling, sometimes restricting offshore wells, and other times delivering lucrative permits to underwater frackers.
  • Firefox's Super-Private Browser Is Obvious, and That's Why I Like It

    Firefox's Super-Private Browser Is Obvious, and That's Why I Like It

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    The company's objective with this browser is to make the web feel less cluttered for users. The "Firefox Focus" however, isn't an entirely new launch from Mozilla. Under the hood, Firefox Focus takes the technology behind Firefox' Private Browsing and Tracking Protection and ports it to iOS. Up to some shady business or just concerned about being tracked on the Web? Choose Settings and you can fine-tune what's blocked - ad, analytics and social trackers are blocked by default, other ...
  • Climate Change, Health Care and Trump's Presidency

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    China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters that Trump's previous claims that the country had created global warming to make US manufacturing non-competitive simply couldn't be true because other Republican presidents worked on climate negotiations.
  • Trans Montrealer 'really happy' Tinder expanded its gender option

    Trans Montrealer 'really happy' Tinder expanded its gender option

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    The dating app just launched an update that lets people add information about their gender identity to help users "be their authentic selves on the platform". Jake Graf , director and trans advocate, said that despite Tinder being "a little late to the party" with the new gender feature, "anything that makes the ever-challenging world of dating as a trans person even a little easier should be applauded".
  • Tinder adds transgender options in bid to improve diversity

    Tinder adds transgender options in bid to improve diversity

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    With the new update, then, comes a better response system to combat harassment, according to Tinder's CEO Sean Rad. Lees also expressed concerns that people may abuse the gender search function. "I think dating is one of the big frontiers in our movement", James said. Several transgender users had their accounts flagged because people were reporting the accounts for being "fake" in the past, Rad said.
  • Rudy Giuliani Makes Strong Play to Become Trump's Secretary of State

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    The Kremlin said that Putin and Trump noted "the extremely unsatisfactory state of Russian-US relations at present" and "declared the need for active joint work to normalise them". Meanwhile, Trump, who has no foreign policy experience, spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone on Monday. The atypical protest comes as pro-choice advocates worry about the future of Planned Parenthood and abortion access under a Trump-Pence administration.
  • Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ads

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    Every day from now until November 24, Amazon will have 30-minute timed Lightning Deals where any range of deals can be discovered for electronics, travel accessories, apparel, beauty product and more. It doesn't matter if you're buying a Fitbit, iPhone or home entertainment system, set yourself a clear and defined budget. Over a thousand Amazon Marketplace sellers taking part in their Black Friday Sale which is being extended to run for a full 12 days starting at midnight on Monday the ...