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Publisher Capcom will soon dole out added punishment for players who purposefully bail out during online matches of Street Fighter V. PC beta users have spotted a new character icon that calls out players known for rage quitting.Text that accompanies the forthcoming update also suggests that rage quitters could be paired off against one another during the matchmaking process as a penalty, turning the game s versus mode into a battle against online gaming s biggest losers.Capcom dishes out penalties to Street Fighter V rage quitters Street Fighter V, Capcom s one-on-one fighting game, launched in February and features a robust online mode in which players are ranked in terms of skill.Players skill points increase as matches are won, putting them in closer competition with their high-ranking rivals.Unscrupulous fighters soon discovered that no skill points are lost when matches end prematurely due to network disconnection, leading many players to pull the plug when they find themselves on the brink of losing a final round.
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The Toyota Corolla that the Uber driver was using before he shot and alleged robber in self-defense Screenshot from NBC Shooting and killing someone is against Uber s terms of use.But that didn t stop an Uber driver in Aventura, Florida who shot and killed a man on Sunday morning during an alleged robbery attempt.According to the driver, who has yet to be named by police, a Dodge Caravan minivan cut him off shortly after he picked up a passenger at an apartment complex.One man exited the minivan holding two guns and pointed them at the driver.The Uber driver, who has a license to carry a firearm, shot and killed the would-be robber.
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Right now, projections suggest that we might just be able to meet the challenge of feeding our growing population in 2050, but only if we make better use of the land that we use for agriculture.Even if there s enough food globally to go around by 2050, will SSA be able to produce enough to be self-sufficient?A paper in this week s PNAS suggests that the region might be stuck relying on imports unless it massively expands its croplands.Every region on Earth relies on food imports to some extent, but importing large amounts of food is only really feasible in countries that are economically developed.Right now, SSA produces around 80 percent of the staple grains that it needs.But, if SSA checks every box on that list, will it be able to feed itself in 2050?
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Pâté and vegetarian friendly aren t words that you typically see alongside each other but, with the help of roasted cauliflower and pecans, you can make a silky, umami-packed spread that is almost as indulgent as the meaty stuff.To make the savory, dip-able treat, simply soak a couple of ounces of pecans in some water for an hour, then blend with a head of deeply-roasted cauliflower and a decadent mixture of cream, butter, onions, garlic, brandy, and soy sauce.Transfer it all to a heatproof container and press plastic wrap onto the surface of the pâté.Place it in the fridge until chilled, and serve with crackers, crudites, or toast points.
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This artist s impression depicts a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole surrounded by an accretion disc.This thin disc of rotating material consists of the leftovers of a Sun-like star which was ripped apart by the tidal forces of the black hole.Shocks in the colliding debris as well as heat generated in accretion led to a burst of light, resembling a supernova explosion.A spinning, supermassive black hole may have sucked in a star and spaghettified it, creating an incredibly bright light in a far-off galaxy, astronomers announced on Monday.The light was so bright that astronomers first thought that it was the explosion of the brightest supernova in recorded history.It was 20 times brighter, at its peak, than the amount of light put out by all of the Milky Way, according to the European Southern Observatory.
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Bildmontage with the Gear VR-clad journalists, fintechprofiler and listed Crunchfish.. Photo: Facebook, Ann Jonasson and Stig Göran Nilsson.GP Bullhound is Sweden's largest techfokuserade investment bank, and helps many large techbolag with to get capital.the Company believes, among other things, that next year we can expect two new European decacorns tiohörningar in Swedish .thus, It is startupbolag, which are valued at more than $ 10 billion before an initial public offering.In 2016 reached AI-development is also an important milestone when a computer beating the human world champion in the chinese board game Go.TV companies take up the fight with digital player
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I recently spoke with the co-founder of U.S. Robotics, Casey Cowell, to discuss that company, the early-day Internet, and his current entrepreneurial and civic interests.Practical Ecommerce: What was a young man thinking in 1976 to get into the modem business?At the same time, due mainly to Digital Equipment Corporation, time-sharing was adopted broadly, especially at universities and companies.With time-sharing, they installed modems at the computer center and you could use a thing called a modem — for modulator demodulator — and you could connect to computer terminals from a remote site and call into that mainframe, or mini-computer in the case of DEC, over the public switch telephone network.That tells you kind of the state of things around the mid-70s.You would turn to channel three or four and you d get a 16 by 48 column display.
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According to a new study that examined a million of the largest web sites have the entire 46 per cent of those vulnerabilities.the Study shows that companies are investing heavily in themselves have a secure site, often downloading content from other less-secure pages, such as large news sites, where the advertising material usually is collected from a third party.This is the most common säkerhetsmissarna when you use collaboration tools– One example being The Economist, they have a plugin that triggers a popup if you use a annonsblockerare and the popup had the malicious code itself.I bet that The Economist had not a clue that their page was hacked, said Kowsik Guruswamy, CTO of Menlo Security, who is behind the study, to IDG News.To large sites, downloading materials from third party can bring to the malicious content bypass various security systems, when a page of The Economist in size can be seen as credible.
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Apple's AirPods, the delayed wireless earbuds, have gone on sale at the online Apple Store.We were able to order two pairs.Apple says they will be delivered before Christmas, on December 21.Updating...NOW WATCH: The Star Wars Millennium Falcon would never work in real life – here's whyLoading video...
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Hong and I are sitting in a pristine conference room on the 43rd floor of the Grace Building, a towering midtown Manhattan skyscraper that overlooks both ends of the island. warm, easy smile and fine black hair that falls over his ears.Hong's workplace was just voted the best in the US.In the nine years Glassdoor has issued its rankings,
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Shopping for a MacBook used to be really simple.Here's what prospective MacBook buyers are faced with today on the base level, before internal upgrades are added in: The $999 MacBook Air, which is thin; the $1,299 MacBook, which is small in a different way; and the new $1,499 MacBook Pro, which is heftier but considerably more powerful.You might think the tradeoff is ultimately between the regular MacBook and the Pro — the Air is thin, but as the cheapest offering, it's no doubt less powerful than the others, right?The $999 Air is actually a better machine than the $1,299 MacBook in a couple important ways.Its screen, while smaller, actually has higher resolution than the Air's, so everything will look a lot better.It's nearly a pound lighter, even though it's technically thicker than the Air at each laptop's respective thinnest point 0.14 inch versus 0.11 inch .
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since Then, the company has shifted its business plan and aims to reach profitability this year.In August could Breakit report that the company has taken a big step in the right direction.the Company, which is run by financier Tommy Jacobson has now bought shares in the company for sek 100 million.It is a very reputable company and they have very impressive användarsiffror.But what really impressed me was when I got the chance to take a closer look at the company and saw the plan to reach profitability, " says Tommy Jacobson, and adds: Then I think that the founders Nami Zarringhalam and Alan Mamedi is amazing.
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Unveiled earlier this year, the Oppo UDP–203 Ultra HD Blu-ray player looked to be one of the most feature-packed of the UHD players released so far, but as we began to close in on the end of 2016, there was no release info.Oppo says the UDP–203 is a successor to its award-winning BDP–103 Blu-ray player, though obviously it s much more advanced.In addition to 4K Ultra HD resolution 3,840 x 2,160 pixels , the player also features support for HDR high dynamic range and Wide Color Gamut.The HDR10 format is supported out of the box for HDR, but a firmware update bringing support for Dolby Vision is planned for release in 2017.The player features two HDMI outputs — the HDMI 2.0 port supports UHD TVs, A/V receivers, and other devices, while an HDMI 1.4 audio port adds compatibility for older receivers.Two USB 3.0 ports on the back and another on the front allow users to play back video, music, and photos from USB hard drives or other devices.
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Homemade cookies are a great gift, especially if they re for someone who s hard to shop for.But if you need to send them in the mail, there are some things you need to know.Over at The Kitchn, Maggie Batista points out some of the mistakes people often make when shipping cookies, and how to avoid them.Here are some of the key takeaways:Wait for cookies to cool completely before you pack them.You don t want to ruin their texture or encourage bacterial growth.
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Facebook wants you to get more creative with your uploads with its new Camera Effects Platform, which is remarkably like Snapchat's lenses.However, unlike Snapchat s pre-approved set of lenses and filters, Facebook s Camera Effects are only created by the community.At the moment, the camera effects and filters can only be used on images that have been uploaded to Facebook directly.Facebook has said it has added the new function because the way people communicate is changing - photos and videos are being used to share more than ever.Camera effects will allow people to express themselves , whether that s at an event or as a location filter.After the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, Facebook allowed account users to add a French flag filter to their profile images as a way to show solidarity with the people killed at the Bataclan.
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Coming up today: chimp buttocks, terrorist databases, offline Amazon and we hunt down some good news to make 2016 a bit more bearable.To listen on any device, either hit the play button above, or download using the link above.In iTunes for your computer, iPhone, iPod and iPad or get the RSS feed for other podcast catchers.Show produced and edited by: James Temperton
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After a research firm estimated that Apple Watch sales were down 71 percent year-over-year, Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out.The gist: Um, actually the Apple Watch is doing just fine.In a statement to Reuters, Cook refuted IDC s report of declining Apple Watch sales—sort of.Sales growth is off the charts, Cook said.In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product s history.And as we expected, we re on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch.
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LONDON — Station F, the giant new space for startups in Paris, has announced that Facebook will become one of its first members.Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, announced on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London that Station F will host companies including Facebook and ecommerce firm Vente-privee.It will also house investors including Daphni, Ventech, and Kima Ventures.More details of Facebook's involvement with Station F are set to be announced next year, the company said in a press release.Varza said on stage that it is a "very, very cool project" but declined to provide more details.Facebook announced in 2015 that it had opened an artificial intelligence lab in Paris.The Facebook AI Research team FAIR opened also has offices in New York and Menlo Park.Station F is being developed in a former train station in Paris that was built in 1929.Applications for startups to be part of Station F are now open, Varza said.The company plans to house over 1,000 startups and the space is set to open in April.NOW WATCH: This hidden iPhone feature will boost your receptionLoading video...
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Microsoft is planning to build a HomeHub into Windows 10 that can match the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home, it has been claimed.According to Windows Central and The Verge, Microsoft has plans to add a HomeHub app to Windows 10 in software updates later in 2017 and into 2018.A major Windows update is due early next year – the Creators Update – but reports suggest the feature will not be a part of this rollout.In terms of competing with Echo and Home, Windows Central has reported that Microsoft wants to design the HomeHub so that it can run on any Windows 10 PC and centre around summoning Cortana to the lock screen to provide information.The report, which claims to have seen some concept plans for HomeHub, suggests it will include collaborative abilities, including letting users share calendar appointments, apps and other data on a PC without logging into an account, creating a home screen for multiple users – an entire family for example.The Windows giant has so far widely steered clear of the smart home market, which has been taken by storm by Amazon s Echo, with Google Home also available in the US.
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International Business Machines Corp. CEO Ginni Rometty is one of 16 business leaders who will advise President-elect Donald Trump as members of the President s Strategic and Policy Forum, Mr. Trump said Friday.The group will meet with Mr. Trump to consult as he implements his plan to stem the flow of U.S. jobs to other countries.IBM is one of the technology companies he has criticized for offshoring jobs and manufacturing products abroad.Ms. Rometty is the only technology CEO to take part.Mr. Trump s impending presidency has raised concerns among some tech CEOs who rely on manufacturing or inexpensive labor abroad.The president-elect, in a Nov. 6 campaign speech in Minnesota, noted that IBM had laid off 500 workers in Minneapolis and moved their jobs to India and other countries.
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