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Xbox One Project Scorpio reveal set for April 6

In addition, Microsoft confirmed that a "major gaming outlet" is going to be launched during E3. NeoGAF member Shinobi backed Corden's claims in a tweet . Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is not a surprise, as representatives for DICE, the developer of the first Battlefront , were a part of the Xbox Project Scorpio trailer at last year's E3. Read More

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Twitter relaxes rule on 140-character limit in replies

Twitter relaxes rule on 140-character limit in replies

Micro-blogging website; Twitter Inc. on Thursday reported it had began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts . This move is part of Twitter's attempt to allow users to "express even more in 140 characters", and has been forthcoming since May . This new feature from Twitter is gong to be a big advantage to those who loves to have twitter conversations. Read More

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PC Version Available for Pre-Order in Germany

PC Version Available for Pre-Order in Germany

We now also have Destiny 2 hysteria on the verge of causing havoc, with a single teaser image flaming plenty of fan theory, before today's teaser trailer prepared us for the ultimate reveal later this week. However, it is expected that both Activision and Bungie are planning to expand the demand of the franchise. Still, additional information on Destiny 2 remains incredibly scarce. Read More

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Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan plants, adding 130 jobs

The company had signaled its basic intentions in this regard even before Donald Trump began campaigning on the issue of Ford outsourcing its small-car production to Mexico. In today's truck-centered USA model, analysts say, that strategy is far more likely to retain and even grow jobs. The automaker plans to invest $9 billion in USA facilities through 2019, resulting in 8,500 new or retained jobs, according to the 2015 contract. Read More

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Super Mario Run Comes to Android

Super Mario Run Comes to Android

That didn't work out as well as Nintendo expected, but they're not ready to adopt the reviled "freemium" business model just yet. Nintendo is yet to acknowledge the issue or offer a permanent fix in the form of updates for its latest creation " Super Mario Run 2.0" on the Android platform. Read More

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Virginia unemployment rate lowest in nine years

Virginia unemployment rate lowest in nine years

In February, the national jobless rate was 4.7 percent, down from 4.8 percent in January. The jobless rate in the Quad Cities fell to 5.5% last month, from 5.9% in December, 2015. Virginia's over-the-year employment growth was 1.4 percent in February and has been positive for 35 consecutive months. The 25,600 jobs gained in February were mostly in government, which added 8,300 jobs, as well as construction, education and health services. Read More

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A group of scientists are lobbying to restore Pluto's planetary status

A group of scientists are lobbying to restore Pluto's planetary status

A newer, more accurate definition of what is and what is not a planet is needed. Stern points out several flaws in the IAU definition: it doesn't include "rogue planets" with no star to orbit, it requires planets to "clear their neighborhoods", which is impossible to do entirely since small objects are constantly entering and exiting planetary orbits, and it excludes dwarf planets while allowing radically different bodies like Mercury and Jupiter to enjoy planetary status. Read More

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Looming snowstorm postpones Trump-Merkel meeting to Friday

Looming snowstorm postpones Trump-Merkel meeting to Friday

During the 2016 USA presidential campaign, Trump regularly criticized Merkel for her open-door refugee policy, contrasting it with what he promised would be tighter controls in the United States if he won office. While a Trump aide reportedly recently dismissed the German chancellor and the leader of Europe's largest economy as a "typical liberal woman", there is still hope that Merkel and Trump may find common ground on a few key issues. Read More

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Jeff Bezos' new rocket has its first customer

Jeff Bezos' new rocket has its first customer

Euteslat CEO Rodolphe Belner said the company selected Blue Origin for the contact due to their "strategy" and "Mindset to compete in the launch service industry". The company has also focused on development of the BE-4, a rocket engine fueled by liquefied natural gas that's destined for use on the New Glenn as well as United Launch Alliance's next-generation Vulcan rocket. Read More

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Hearthstone New Expansion Starts a New Adventure

Here's a look at some of the new content to expect in the next Hearthstone expansion. "Journey to Un'Goro" will introduce 135 new cards that include spells and minions. In a video uploaded on YouTube , Blizzard's production director Jason Chayes and game director Ben Brode showed an Awaken the Makers Quest card, which tasks players to summon seven minions using a Deathrattle effect. Read More

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Mount Etna erupts in spectacular fashion on Sicily

Its last major eruption was in 1992. First becoming active on January 23, the popular volcano has experienced a series of eruptions ever since. Lava flows have often threatened the villages surrounding the crater. Authorities also reported that the towns around the mountain's slopes were not in any danger from the eruption. Scientists are tracking the activities of the volcano and the ash cloud. Read More

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