• Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze
Bitcoin mania: Google's top searches in 2017 dominated by digital currency craze

Aside from Bitcoin , Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. Stay tuned as we post more 2017 recaps. Whether it's natural disasters , celebrity deaths , sports events, consumer tech , people , or other things, people searched a lot and the trends speak for themselves.

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  • Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled
Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled

It features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is driven by Intel Core i7 processor (8 gen), Intel HD graphics and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM . Samsung has also packed a RealView display into both versions of the Notebook 9, offering what the company describes as life-like colors.

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  • Google expands AI research with new Chinese facility
Google expands AI research with new Chinese facility

Google withdrew from the Chinese search market several years ago after refusing to concede to government censorship demands. Google also hopes to collaborate more with domestic Chinese scientists, it said in the statement. China is now leading the way in significant areas of AI development, Li explained, pointing out how 43 per cent of conten...

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  • How to use AR stickers on the Google Pixel or Pixel 2
How to use AR stickers on the Google Pixel or Pixel 2

Google also explained that the AR stickers can be moved around, resized, dragged around, and can also interact with the environment by responding to the camera and interacting with other characters that are placed in the scene. The Google Pixel 2 XL is getting a temporary price cut in India and is now retailing at a best buy price of Rs. 64,...

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  • Apple just bought Shazam. What does it mean for the next iPhone?
Apple just bought Shazam. What does it mean for the next iPhone?

Apple sealed the deal at $400 million. But Shazam has struggled to find a way to make money off its technology , even as it said that it had reached one billion downloads on smartphones a year ago. Through all of this, Shazam has developed some interesting partnerships, specifically with Apple and Spotify (who together get around 1 mill...

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  • Google Home Max now on sale for $399
Google Home Max now on sale for $399

It has far-field mics for picking up your voice across the room, supports Google's Chromecast Audio for linking to other speakers, has a premium set of speakers for fantastic audio, and can do all the tricks Google Assistant is growing quite capable of.

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  • Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production
Samsung begins 512GB memory chips production

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the first flagship phones we're expecting to see in 2018, and we've started to hear a few interesting bits of speculation about it - including a hint that the next generation of Samsung phones won't offer support for microSD cards.

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Did "Breath of the Wild" Deserve to Win Game of the Year?

Host and event creator of The Game Awards , Geoff Keighley, presented the prestigious Game of the Year Award to Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at Thursday night's event. YouTube/NintendoLink, the protagonist of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ". The game was praised for its open-ended nature and for its physics-dr...

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  • Soul Calibur VI launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018
Soul Calibur VI launches on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018

According to Bandai Namco , SoulCalibur VI will have an "epic" story mode, revamped gameplay mechanics, and "dynamic fights enhanced by cinematic-styled combat". The latter is a new gameplay system called Reversal Edge where "characters to clash against each other and follow-up with powerful counterattacks based on their opponent's actions".

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  • Amazon Prime Video App Lands On Apple TV
Amazon Prime Video App Lands On Apple TV

The Chromecast streaming product was removed from Amazon.com in 2015. Or, rather, what it doesn't stock. Amazon and Google are in a tumultuous relationship and signs of discord have reached their peak as Google has stated that it won't allow Amazon streaming devices such as Fire TV and Fire TV Stick from accessing YouTube from January 1st 201...

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  • Google Maps gets Two-Wheeler mode in India: here is how it works
Google Maps gets Two-Wheeler mode in India: here is how it works

According to Caesar Sengupta , Vice-President, Next Billion Users at Google said, "Our India-first suite of products and features are aimed to help more people discover how the internet can make life easier and more convenient - whether it's helping pay bills on time, navigating through the quickest routes or searching for answers to questions w...

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  • Snow And Ice Warning Issued
Snow And Ice Warning Issued

Meanwhile, a separate wind warning is in place for Donegal , Galway , Leitrim , Mayo , Sligo , Clare and Kerry as Storm Caroline approaches Scotland, with the passing storm expected to bring "strong and blustery winds" to western counties here in Ireland as well.

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  • Kim Kardashian angers Taylor Swift's fans after posting photo of controversial waxwork
Kim Kardashian angers Taylor Swift's fans after posting photo of controversial waxwork

KKW threw it back to the height of the drama days on Instagram yesterday by posting a behind-the-scenes picture from the " Famous " music video set. Camera IconKanye West's controversial Famous video, which featured wax likenesses of Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian . "You are just jealous that TAYLOR IS WAY MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN YOU AND...

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  • Apple Pay Cash service now activated for most users
Apple Pay Cash service now activated for most users

Those who receive money through Apple Pay Cash can spend it through Apple's Wallet app or transfer the money to a linked bank account. In that way, Apple Pay Cash won't pull your credit or debit card for every transaction you make. You also have to confirm your legal name and address. However, this feature is only available in the U.S. for now....

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  • The best of the brilliant supermoon over Kamloops last night
The best of the brilliant supermoon over Kamloops last night

The largest, brightest supermoon in 70 years is lighting up New Zealand's skies tonight. If you missed Sunday's Full Moon treat, take heart, it was the first of a trilogy of supermoons! About twice each year, a full Moon lines up perfectly with the Earth and Sun such that Earth's shadow totally blocks the Sun's light, which would normally refle...

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  • Facebook previews Messenger Kids, new messaging and video chat for children
Facebook previews Messenger Kids, new messaging and video chat for children

Once a parent adds someone to their child's contact list through the main Facebook app, kids can video chat as well as send photos, videos, and texts, or pick something from "a library of kid-appropriate and specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks, and drawing tools", according to Facebook's announcement post.

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  • Qualcomm sues Apple back; Piper Jaffray analyst predicts iPhone future
Qualcomm sues Apple back; Piper Jaffray analyst predicts iPhone future

These lawsuits allege that Apple is infringing 16 Qualcomm patents with the iPhone 7 , 8, and X that run on AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA, as well as the bigger-screened Plus models. Qualcomm and Apple's tit for tat legal battle continues yet again this week with a series of new filings from Qualcomm, one of which seeks to ban some iPhone X s...

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  • Google launches Datally, an app to control mobile internet usage
Google launches Datally, an app to control mobile internet usage

If you'd like to give a whirl yourself, Datally is available globally on the Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher. This is not all it also provides a directory of WIFI networks in your nearby area and enables commentary on the quality by users as well.

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  • Israel to open embassy in Rwanda: Netanyahu
Israel to open embassy in Rwanda: Netanyahu

Netanyahu was on a one-day visit to Nairobi for celebrations as Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in Tuesday for a second term. "This is a threat to all of us, and I believe that we can cooperate with other countries between us and with others", Netanyahu said.

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  • Microsoft Office apps now available on Google Chromebook users
Microsoft Office apps now available on Google Chromebook users

Before now, users have been relegated to Google Docs and other Google apps - as well as a handful of Android apps and/or Chrome apps for all their document needs. They could even spontaneously disappear on some devices. After a long wait time, Microsoft's Office apps are now finally available on all Chromebooks - though it'll be useless if you ha...

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  • At long last - BMW i8 Roadster details released
At long last - BMW i8 Roadster details released

The extended range means that i8 Roadster is good for 18 miles of pure electric driving. Both the coupe (grey pictured above and below) and the new roadster version (orange pictured above and below) are equipped with the same powertrain, but their form factors result in slightly different performance.

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  • Microsoft announces major expansion at Redmond campus
Microsoft announces major expansion at Redmond campus

As part of the project, Microsoft will also tear down older buildings that no longer fit its needs. Microsoft announced the plans for expansion via the Microsoft blog. Microsoft stated that the redevelopment of the campus would create over 2,500 new construction and development jobs. That transportation emphasis is perhaps the biggest differenc...

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  • Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults in online report
Massage Envy therapists accused of 180 sexual assaults in online report

The woman asked NBC 7 not to disclose her name because she is still embarrassed and emotionally scarred by the alleged rape. One woman reported that her therapist inserted his entire fist into her vagina before ejaculating on to her face.

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  • HTC rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for unlocked U11 today
HTC rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for unlocked U11 today

If you have the unlocked variant of the HTC U11 you can manually check for the update by going into Settings About Software updates Check now. With HTC's own Oreo build for the U11 now being ready for deployment, the company's wireless carrier partners are also already in the process of optimizing their own versions of the firmware and shou...

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  • Amazon Sumerian Aims to Make VR, AR App Creation a Breeze
Amazon Sumerian Aims to Make VR, AR App Creation a Breeze

An example of how publishers can use the new video tools unveiled by Amazon Web Services at re:Invent 2017. Amazon is jumping onto the augmented and virtual reality bandwagon with the launch of Sumerian , a new application that's supposed to make it easier for people to develop 3D experiences for a wide variety of platforms.

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  • Ohio State QB JT Barrett leaves MI game with leg injury
Ohio State QB JT Barrett leaves MI game with leg injury

He also ran for 67 yards and a touchdown. The Wolverines jumped out to a 14-0 lead and led 20-14 in the third quarter, but they were unable to close it out once again. Still, Michigan had its chances, and a loss to Ohio State is a loss to Ohio State . Despite absorbing a crushing blow from MI safety Tyree Kinnel, who was injured on the play, M...

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  • Today's Cryptocurrency Gaffe: Hacker Makes Off With $30 Million in Tether
Today's Cryptocurrency Gaffe: Hacker Makes Off With $30 Million in Tether

The funds were taken this past Sunday on November 19th, according to the company. This is supposed to protect investors from the volatility that can affect Bitcoin , Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin, while allowing them to take advantage of a Blockchain-based asset suitable for fund transfers.

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  • The booze you choose can sway your mood
The booze you choose can sway your mood

Reminding people of the emotional downsides of alcohol use through public-health campaigns could help curb problem drinking, he said , "so that people are not overly swayed by just the positive messages, which perhaps they watch or listen to every day".

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  • FCC confirms plan to kill net neutrality
FCC confirms plan to kill net neutrality

Pai distributed his alternative plan to other FCC commissioners Tuesday in preparation for a December 14 vote. "Net neutrality" regulations, created to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favouring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

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  • North Korea 'building ballistic missile submarine'
North Korea 'building ballistic missile submarine'

North Korea's rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles has fueled a surge in regional tension and United Nations -led sanctions appear to have failed to bite deeply enough to change its behavior. Inside the soldier's gut, they also found corn, a staple grain of the North Korean diet. Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White, howeve...

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