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Google is killing off Android's emoji blobs

The divisive icons have become a mainstay of Android, but now they’re being retired in favour of more conventional smiley faces<p>The best emojis on the market are no more: Google’s weird blobs are being retired in favour of more conventional circular yellow faces.<p>First introduced in 2013 with Android …

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Donald Trump
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Donald Trump

Robert Mueller, New Special Counsel, Is Known for Independence

WASHINGTON — During one of the searing moments that Robert S. Mueller III proved his willingness to stand up to the power of a president, he had his friend, James B. Comey, by his side.<p>It was 2004 and Mr. Mueller, then the F.B.I. director, and Mr. Comey, the deputy attorney general, together …

Donald Trump

Meet the legendary G-man investigating Russia's meddling

Robert Mueller will oversee an investigation that critics and fans alike say will finish on his terms alone.<p>Soon after former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was named special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by associates of …

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American Airlines

AP FACT CHECK: It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is decidedly premature in claiming everyone's convinced his presidential campaign and Russia did not collude before the election. Investigations into contacts between Russians and people with the Trump campaign are still going on, so there's no exoneration …

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What do we know about North Korea's new missile?

<b>North Korea has said that the rocket it fired early on Sunday, was a new ballistic missile called the Hwasong-12. Defence expert Melissa Hanham explains what it tells us about Pyongyang's military strides.</b><p>Sunday's missile launch was a successful one and it demonstrated North Korea's longest-range …

Kim Jong-un

WannaCry: Everything You Need To Know About the Ransomware Sweeping the Globe

A massive cyberattack has been spreading across the globe since Friday, hitting hundred of thousands of computers and crippling major government and …

WannaCry

What is ransomware?

Ransomware attacks are escalating.<p>The technique of using a computer virus to hold data hostage has been around for decades, gaining more notoriety in recent years. But the two massive attacks that spread around the world recently -- one last month and another on Tuesday -- have taken it to a whole …

Cybersecurity

Should you pay the WannaCry ransom?

<b>WannaCry has infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in 150 countries. The advice is to update Windows to ensure you are protected.</b><p>But what do you do if the ransomware arrives on your computer?<p>The most crucial bit of advice from most experts is: Don't pay the ransom.<p>For some, …

Cybersecurity

Disabled woman claims Virgin Atlantic denied her service dog entry into lounge

Micaela Bensko and her service dog, Blue Belle, have a bone to pick with Virgin America.<p>Bensko, who is wheelchair-bound and suffers from arachnoiditis and complex regional pain syndrome as a result of an accident in 2011, is alleging that Blue Belle was denied entry into Virgin Atlantic’s lounge on …

Cybersecurity

Russian Fighter Jet Twice Came Close to U.S. Navy Plane: Officials

A Russian fighter jet twice came within a short distance from a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea this week, U.S. military officials said.<p>On Tuesday, a Russian Su-27 jet approached the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon while it was "conducting routine operations in international airspace," …

Military
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Russian photographer on White House outrage: 'This is nonsense'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian photographer invited to shoot a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reacted to outrage from media outlets and the administration, saying: "Honestly, this is nonsense to me."<p>Alexandr Scherbak, who shot the meeting for Russian …

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Facebook's new AI aims to destroy the language barrier

Is there anything AI can't make better? Artificial intelligence can recognize musical genres better than humans, improve our running performance and may soon become standard issue for the mobile devices in our pockets. Facebook, in fact, has found some stunning results in new research using …

Artificial Intelligence

Stack Overflow charted the woefully short lifespan of your favorite frameworks

Hacker News users are a fickle bunch, with a tendency to hype up obscure programing languages and frameworks, only to discard them once they’ve lost their novelty. I’m sorry, but it’s absolutely true, and why I’ve long ceased to visit it.<p>Charting the stratospheric rise and meteoric fall of these …

Google's mysterious new operating system looks completely different from Android

Based on Ars Technica's findings, Fuchsia is designed to work on "modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors" with "non-trivial amounts of RAM." That seems like an odd move for Google, as Android runs perfectly well on budget devices with lesser specs. It's usually third-party …

Android News

IBM's Watson 'is a joke,' says Social Capital CEO Palihapitiya

IBM isn't at the forefront of artificial intelligence, Social Capital CEO and founder Chamath Palihapitiya told CNBC on Monday, and he certainly …

Artificial Intelligence

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Goldman says oil prices on the brink of ‘capitulation’

After crude-oil prices took a beating over the past week, falling to their lowest level since before OPEC-led a deal to curb output in November, …

Oil

United Arab Emirates to tow iceberg from Antarctica to relieve drought: report | NOLA.com

In the midst of a scorching drought that climatologists say may last another 25 years, the United Arab Emirates is planning to tow an iceberg from …

United Arab Emirates

American Airlines Gave Workers A Raise And Wall Street Is Furious

The airline's stock fell Thursday and Friday following a contract that would pay nearly $1 billion to unionized employees over three years.<p>To the chagrin of investors, American Airlines agreed this week to give an 8% salary raise to pilots and a 5% increase to flight attendants two years before …

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Steam has a massive new competitor

Tencent is refreshing its games platform for a global audience<p>Chinese megacorporation Tencent is refreshing its flagship games platform. The new service, dubbed “WeGame,” will support international users and could give the gaming world its first true competitor to Steam.<p>The news broke on Twitter …

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US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US "or the strength of our military forces," following a failed North Korean missile test.<p>Speaking in Seoul, Pence linked recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan with the …

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