• A cryptocurrency selloff is underway amid a crackdown on South Korean exchanges
A cryptocurrency selloff is underway amid a crackdown on South Korean exchanges

Justice Minister Park Sang-ki on Thursday announced at a New Year's press conference that the government is preparing a special bill on banning transactions of cryptocurrency through exchanges. However, it is hard to say how much of that was due to the events in South Korea as wild price fluctuations are the norm in digital currency trading.

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  • Mario Tennis Aces serves on Nintendo Switch this spring
Mario Tennis Aces serves on Nintendo Switch this spring

Mario Tennis made its debut on the Nintendo 64 (not to be confused with Mario's Tennis on Virtual Boy); its last installment was Wii U title, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash . Nintendo just gave Switch owners a preview of what they can expect in the followup to one of the company's strongest years ever. Kirby Star Allies will be released on...

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  • SpaceX's new rocket Falcon Heavy will fly Tesla Roadster to Mars
SpaceX's new rocket Falcon Heavy will fly Tesla Roadster to Mars

Company President Gwynne Shotwell said the Falcon 9 rocket "did everything correctly" Sunday night and suggestions otherwise are "categorically false". Last year was a banner year for SpaceX , with 18 launches. If additional reviews uncover any problems, she said, "we will report it immediately". Elon Musk has announced that the first flight of ...

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  • Assassin's Creed: Rogue hits PS4 and Xbox One in March
Assassin's Creed: Rogue hits PS4 and Xbox One in March

It will also include a new outfit based on Bayek, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Origins . The remaster will also be heading to Xbox One X and PS4 Pro with 4K resolution in addition to the improved environmental rendering, revamped visual effects and enhanced textures.

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  • Senator John Thune Wants Apple to Answers Questions on Slowing iPhones
Senator John Thune Wants Apple to Answers Questions on Slowing iPhones

This questioning also comes alongside pressure from the French government's fraud watchdog, which has opened an investigation into claims of alleged deception and planned obsolescence. The reasons, Apple claims, are less to do with forcing people to upgrade than helping the device's battery to supply peak current demands. For example, the iPhone 6 ...

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  • Honda Insight hybrid ousts Civic Hybrid for upscale EV
Honda Insight hybrid ousts Civic Hybrid for upscale EV

As Honda Division General Manager Henio Arcangeli puts it, "Honda wants the new Insight to be a great auto that also happens to be electrified". The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

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  • Tight Vote Ahead for House on NSA Surveillance
Tight Vote Ahead for House on NSA Surveillance

But the House is also expected to vote on a bipartisan amendment imposing a series of restrictions on the program created to protect Americans who are swept up in government spying on foreigners overseas. Civil liberties groups fear that the government can use that data to go after Americans for crimes such as tax evasion or minor drug offenses t...

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  • India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday
India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites on Friday

The first space mission in 2018 onboard the PSLV-C40 comes four months after a similar rocket failed to deliver the country's eighth navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31, 2017. C40 will also place the agency's 100th satellite in the orbit. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the...

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  • Comey urges reauthorization of FISA provision ahead of House vote
Comey urges reauthorization of FISA provision ahead of House vote

They failed on Thursday to pass an amendment to include a warrant requirement before the NSA or other intelligence agencies could scrutinize communications belonging to Americans whose data is incidentally collected. President Donald Trump on Thursday took to Twitter to question the future of his government's premier domestic surveillance tool a...

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  • Found: A Giant Extinct Burrowing Bat
Found: A Giant Extinct Burrowing Bat

Burrowing bats not only fly but also scurry about on all fours. Burrowing bats are unusual because they not only fly, but also move hurriedly over the forest floor, under leaf litter and along tree branches while looking for both animal and plant food.

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  • Indie games Fe and Celeste are headed to the Nintendo Switch
Indie games Fe and Celeste are headed to the Nintendo Switch

Pokken Tournament DX will receive some new content through a DLC " Battle Pack ". To wrap up, a handful of other Switch ports were announced - some of which are massive. The Nintendo Switch hype train continues as the first Direct from the Big N starts off 2018 the right way with big news , big updates, and some returning fan favourites.

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  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is slashing its way onto Nintendo Switch
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is slashing its way onto Nintendo Switch

There are additional details on downloadable content for Super Mario Odyssey , Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle and Pokemon Tournament DX . The reveal of Dark Souls: Remastered for the Switch confirms a rumor that has been simmering ever since Nintendo first announced the Switch .

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  • Facebook testing local news section on its platform
Facebook testing local news section on its platform

Facebook is now testing " Today In " in New Orleans; Little Rock, Ark.; Billings, Mont.; Peoria, Ill.; Olympia, Wash.; and Binghamton, N.Y., according to Recode . The company is now testing the feature in 6 states of the US. Users in test markets will be able to access the feature through the bottom-right menu button on Facebook .

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  • Nintendo reveals new Switch games, DLC and more in long-awaited January Direct
Nintendo reveals new Switch games, DLC and more in long-awaited January Direct

Mario + Rabbids will also get a new playable character, world and storyline, while Pokken Tournament DX is adding two new Battle Pokemon to its roster. The Direct will also feature minor updates on Fe, Payday 2 , and Celeste . A number of third-party projects are also expected such as the " Dark Souls 1" remastering, the Switch-exclusive "Bayo...

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Announcement May Finally Be Coming
Cyberpunk 2077 Announcement May Finally Be Coming

Cyberpunk 2077 promises to be an ambitious RPG for mature audience that is set in year 2077. From what we know so far, Cyberpunk 2077 will feature visuals that will be close to the announcement trailer. There is so much hype surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 that it is one of the most anticipated games ever. But since The Witcher 3 released in Ma...

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  • What's sending mysterious repeating fast radio bursts in space?
What's sending mysterious repeating fast radio bursts in space?

Now, scientists might have figured out the physical source of this mysterious extragalactic beep. Now, in the journal Nature , a team of scientists explains how the emission is likely to come from a dead star, or neutron star , with an exceptionally powerful magnetic field.

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  • Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 2 Will Use Amiibo
Nintendo Switch Bayonetta 2 Will Use Amiibo

It gets more interesting when you realized that the Switch made such an accomplishment without going through a massive price cut. Today Nintendo Italy announced via press release that the Switch has achieved "exceptional" sales results in the Mediterranean country.

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  • Gal Gadot Says 'We Should All Be Feminists', Especially Now!
Gal Gadot Says 'We Should All Be Feminists', Especially Now!

Confirming the news, the Wonder Woman star says, " Revlon is such an iconic and groundbreaking brand, a champion of women, and I am so happy to be part of this family now. "She loves to play with it - she loves to put makeup on me, she loves to put makeup on herself and just play with it and feel like she's an adult while trying to walk in my hi...

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  • Want to watch the Overwatch League? You'll have to head to Twitch
Want to watch the Overwatch League? You'll have to head to Twitch

However, the matches taking place in China will not be broadcast through Twitch. Viewers can tune in to catch all the action on Twitch, MLG.com and the MLG app (on iOS and Android), OverwatchLeague.com, and the Overwatch League companion app, which launched Monday for iOS and Android.

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  • Jimmy Iovine says he's not leaving Apple
Jimmy Iovine says he's not leaving Apple

I am nearly 65, have been with Apple for four years and in 2 1/2 years the [ Apple Music] service has gotten to well over 30 million subscribers and Beats has continued its successful run. Iovine and Dre moved into the consumer electronics space with Beats by Dre headphones in 2008. Apple declined to comment. With the 19% rise over three-and-a...

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  • Vivo showing off world's first phone with in-screen fingerprint sensor
Vivo showing off world's first phone with in-screen fingerprint sensor

Synaptics - the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens - announced in December 2017 that it has started mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors. Once the unlocking is done, the fingerprint UI will disappear and will no more disrupt the overall visual expe...

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  • CES 2018: Ultra Game Boy in the Works at Hyperkin
CES 2018: Ultra Game Boy in the Works at Hyperkin

It will also sport a backlit screen, so you won't have to use a flashlight to play in the dark like we all did when we were kids trying to play when we may not have been supposed to be. It turns out it'll be the Game Boy. Hyperkin is targeting a late summer 2018 release with a price tag is that below $100 Dollars. Though it's certainly recognisab...

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  • World has a new richest person, after US$1.4B windfall overnight
World has a new richest person, after US$1.4B windfall overnight

While Bloomberg puts Bezos' net worth at $105.1 billion; Forbes , a major tracker of the net worth of the world's richest, put Bezos' net worth at $104.4 billion. The Microsoft founder is now worth $91.9 billion according to Forbes, and $93.3 billion according to Bloomberg , enough for No. 2 on both lists.

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  • Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world
Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world

Acer Swift 7 Ultrabook Once Again "Thinnest Computer" in the World, Specs, Features & Price: - Well, Acer's new Swift 7 Laptop is all set to launch in the market. The included NitroSense software is supposed to offer real-time metrics for monitoring the GPU and CPU. Rounding up Acer's updated CES 2018 lineup is the Spin 3, which (unlike the Sw...

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  • Apple Asked to Pay £136m More in UK Tax
Apple Asked to Pay £136m More in UK Tax

HRMC's audit purportedly found that Apple Europe was not paid a fair value for services it offered to other Apple subsidiaries, thus creating an artificially lower taxable income. In 2016, the European Commission ordered Ireland to recoup 13 billion euros in unpaid taxes from Apple . A spokesperson for Apple pointed out that the company is reg...

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