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Science These major companies are cutting ties with the NRA
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The move comes after several other companies cut their ties to the NRA earlier this week, including auto rental company Enterprise, First National Bank of Omaha, Wyndham Hotels and Best Western hotels. Wyndham Hotel Group said in a statement that it " ended our relationship with the NRA late past year". MetLife , the giant NY life insurer, also said Friday it has canceled its NRA group-discount program.

Science Temperatures set to plummet with snow expected later this week
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A Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for snow is in force for parts of the United Kingdom for Monday and through Tuesday . Mr Burkill added: 'Although it's early to say, we are expecting heavy snow from east going west from Thursday night into Friday , which can affect many people throughout the country'.

Science Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord
Author: 0 Nokia phones to expand to high-end while also striking nostalgia chord

These devices will all run a very barebones Android OS, meaning no amounts of bloatware should come preloaded on the device. In fact, it's a little bit reminiscent of the retired Nokia Lumia series. The Nokia 7 Plus will be available from April 2018, when you can be sure we'll be putting it through its paces. The phones are Nokia Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus , new Nokia 6 , Nokia 1 and Nokia 8810 reloaded.

Science Ford names Lincoln chief to replace ousted N. American head
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Ford Motor has ousted the head of its most important business unit because of unspecified "inappropriate behaviour", the latest in a litany of setbacks to hit the USA auto maker. Nair will keep his retirement benefits and health care, Ford said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Nair also has agreed to cooperate with any future investigations or litigation, and has signed a two-year noncompete agreement.

Science Samsung Galaxy S10 will come with Snapdragon 855
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Providing what could be the best glimpse of the phone yet, the video seems to confirm that the Galaxy S9 does in fact look very similar to its predecessor, the S8. With the location of the scanner being one of the rare complaints consumers had about the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus , as well as the Galaxy Note 8 , it appears Samsung made a decision to reposition it in order to make it easier to reach and attempt addressing those concerns.

Science Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus European prices have leaked…but they're weird
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Both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 + will come with a camera that has a variable aperture of F1.5-F2.4. In his latest leak, he posted the price of Samsung Galaxy S9 , probably the most anticipated phone of the year. The Nokia 7 Plus Android One phone will also be the first phone from the company to feature 18:9 aspect ratio supporting display. FILE - In this February 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and ...

Science Alcatel unveils a slew of new devices with 18:9 aspect ratios
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It comes in either 1 or 2 GB of RAM variants which is questionable for a new phone coming out in 2018, until you realize that they're running Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) - the new version of Google's OS that's optimized to run on devices with less than 1 GB.

Science Samsung Galaxy S9 Leaks ahead of MWC launch tomorrow
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But it's going to feel just like holding a Samsung Galaxy S8 . Thanks to several leaks , we have the idea of features and specs to expect in the upcoming devices. "There are some more pre-commercial trials, the focus is about when will 5G arrive and what will it deliver in the next couple years", Ian Fogg, head of mobile at IHS, told CNBC by phone earlier this week.

Science Previewing Mobile World Congress in Spain
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Welcoming over 100,000 visitors, MWC poses as the ideal platform for key industry players to showcase their latest products, technology and research, from mobile handsets to leading IoT applications. Samsung's brand-new flagship Android smartphone is nearly here. Earlier, XDA Developers, an online software development community, said a Reddit user decompiled the app and found images of the Galaxy S9 in the program's hidden AR feature.

Science Trump Jr's foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns
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The President's son was originally slated to speak on "Reshaping Indo-Pacific ties: The new era of cooperation", and this led to criticism that a foreign policy speech during a business visit was unethical. Trump Jr.'s visit so far has been very different from his sister Ivanka Trump's high-visibility visit to India in November, when she led the USA contingent at a global business conference.

Science Hello, World! SpaceX Launches Demo Internet Satellites
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Musk tweeted that the satellites were named Tintin A and B and were communicating with Earth stations. The company launched two experimental satellites today (Feb. market for nongeostationary satellite orbit systems - involves one such innovation". The day before launch, Musk said Starlink - a global constellation of 4,500 broadband spacecraft in low-Earth orbit - "will serve [the] least served".

Science Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2's Trailer Garners Over 60 Million Views
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The trailer of the film received a thumbs up from most people for the slick action sequences and Tiger Shroff's kicking-punching avatar. Mumbai: "Baaghi 2" trailer released a few days back and the movie has already faced trouble, as it has been claimed to be a remake of the Telugu movie " Kshanam ".

Science Steve Jobs' Job Application May Unlock Inspiration for iPhone Creation
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One of those documents, filled out and signed by an 18-year old Jobs and dated "1973" by another hand, is coming up for auction . Jobs enrolled at Reed in the fall of 1972, but dropped out after six months. He writes "yes" in response to the question "Driver's License?", but when asked whether he has "Access to transportation?" he writes "possible, but not probable".

Science Sony Xperia XZ2 design changes confirmed with new leak
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ2 design changes confirmed with new leak

For better or for worse, Sony has stuck to the same phone design for years at this point. A source that has spent time with both phones tells VentureBeat that both the 5.7-inch XZ2 and 5.0-inch Compact are almost identical when it comes to features.

Science Warcraft 3 just got a huge patch
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Over 15 years since the release of Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III has a new major patch coming and your favorite players are throwing the first Warcraft III Invitational to celebrate it! The map pool was also revised along with the game's map editor with promises to take into account player feedback.

Science High school students across the US protest gun violence
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In the wake of school shootings , there are often discussions of activism and tighter gun control, but the counterpoint seems to always be that it is too early to rally around a tragedy. "I think that they have to do something about it". "And Mr. President, we'll fix it". President Donald Trump has suggested arming teachers could prevent future school massacres.

Science Winter Weather Advisory calls for more snow and ice---difficult driving conditions
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Here are a few tips for making su... We have an Winter Weather Advisory in effect through Thursday morning. Recent warm weather will help against most of the ice accumulation, but still expect icy conditions. Cloudy, with a low around 35. If temperatures don't rise to 32 degrees and above, then slick spots are more likely, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Science Lady luck smiles on 'old man' Myhrer at last for slalom gold
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Switzerland's Wendy Holdener, the Alpine combined world champion and Pyeongchang slalom silver medalist, finished third by clocking the fastest slalom time after ranking 10th in the downhill. "To be named alongside him is a great honour for me". The 35-year-old Myhrer finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Switzerland's Ramon Zenhaeusern, who took an unexpected silver medal.

Science Metal Gear Survive takes a unique survival spin on the MGS series
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Metal Gear Survive , the first game from Konami in the MGS series that doesn't have Hideo Kojima in the backend is going to charge you $10 to buy an additional save slot apart from the primary one provided in game. "If you already have a save file in Metal Gear Survive , and click to start a New Game", you will be greeted with a pop-up prompting you to purchase the slot using 1000 SV coins.

Science McLaren Brings Back Papaya Orange With Renault-Powered F1 auto
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McLaren chose to ditch Honda after three frustrating seasons, but the final call to switch to Renault power for 2018 came very late in the design process. Which of these three teams using the same power unit will come out on top? Executive director Zak Brown says success would be "racing and qualifying at the front, getting on the podium".

Science Seat launches Cupra as standalone performance brand
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Power goes to all four wheels, and there are six drive modes to choose from - Cupra mode is for fast driving, improving engine response and volume, and stiffening the suspension. With the body design based on Seat's Leon, it comes with aerodynamic bumper designs, racing seats and a race-specific ECU. SEAT has bold ambitions for Cupra.

Science I'm a disciple of Trump, says Marion Maréchal-Le Pen
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Le Pen claimed French sovereignty was under siege. While Le Pen has over the past months softened her anti-EU, anti-euro comments, Marechal-Le Pen lambasted the bloc, which she said was "slowly killing" ancient nations. Senior editor of National Review Jonah Goldberg who accused Ms. Le Pen of being a "statist", while the "Reagan Battalion" Twitter account denounced Le Pen as having "NOTHING" to do with conservatism - all of which led to Breitbart running a gloating headline: "Establishment ...

Science Xiaomi brings Face Unlock to Redmi Note 5 Pro via OTA update
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The company's India head and Global VP Manu Kumar Jain has claimed that Xiaomi has sold over more than 3 lakh units of the smartphones under 3 minutes, which means that nearly 1 lakh units were sold per minute. 11,999. Briefly talking about the specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is essentially a rebranded Redmi 5 Plus and sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) display .

Science All-new 2018 Peugeot 508 saloon: what you need to know
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Peugeot has pulled the covers off its new 508 saloon ahead of a full debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show . Internally, front elbow room of 1455mm, or 50mm more than an equivalent Audi A5 Sportback, is touted, plus 30mm of extra rear legroom.