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by | June 14, 2017 | 15:23

Warmbier", said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert . They also said they are grateful he "will finally be with people who love him". It is common for sections of tourist hotels to be reserved for North Korean staff and off-limits to foreigners.

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:46

Between its high-performance new tablets and the multitasking-focused iOS 11 , it's clear that Apple is finally serious about making the iPad a viable PC alternative. That being said, it's not replacing my MacBook Pro and it doesn't appear Apple expects it to either. Before iOS 11 you needed a third-party QR app to scan and read QR codes, but now you can simply use iOS 11's Camera app to do it.

by | June 14, 2017 | 16:00

Globally, it said, there are 5.2 billion subscribers around the world today (out of a world population of approximately 7.5 billion), and that number is expected to reach 6.2 billion by the end of 2022 (at which point the world's population is expected to reach 7.7 billion ).

by | June 14, 2017 | 14:25

Minecraft continues to be a dominant force in Microsoft's video game lineup, pioneering cross-platform play like no other. Servers are also being pulled natively into the game as of the Better Together update . "We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play ", it said in a statement.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:34

Climate issues are global challenges. Lehigh University has joined the growing list of colleges, cities, states, businesses and investors that have declared they will take steps to uphold the United States' commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change.

by | June 14, 2017 | 13:14

The Xbox One X is here. After a relatively quiet period with Sony and Microsoft congratulating each other with announcements and launches, Xbox's Phil Spencer has told Eurogamer that he sees the PlayStation 4 Pro as a competitor to the Xbox One S , not the Xbox One X .

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:46

I'm not sure he's a top end second row. New Zealand Herald columnist and former All Black prop forward Richard Loe was once more highly critical, suggesting the Lions were "either lazy or cynical" in their play. The Lions will be more than ready. The Lions now have a 2-2 record in New Zealand after arriving in the country two weeks ago. The Highlanders botched an attempted clearance to hand the Lions a five-metre attacking scrum - and the tourists struck.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:56

It's E3 2017! On 10th June, the event kicked off and we've already gotten a brand-new gaming console in Xbox One X during the Microsoft press conference. First of all, Spencer fully admits that the new Xbox One X is going to be a niche console. It seems clear that Microsoft isn't anxious about that price gap between the two consoles since the company doesn't see them as direct competitors.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:44

Google Home and Amazon Echo have certainly jumped out to a headstart in this category, but that just means Apple has had a chance to sit back and watch the reaction in order to release its own version with hopefully less issues and an emphasis in key areas.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:20

During E3 2017 , Ubisoft and Nintendo announced a partnership which will see Mario , Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi star in a game alongside four Rabbids inspired by them. For everyone else watching at home, the game will be launching on August 29 , 2017, which isn't very far away. Fans of Assassin's Creed's navy battles will love this.

by | June 14, 2017 | 11:37

Hungry for more new PC games coming soon? Sony will aim to hype the PS4 Pro , but not through talk about hardware, but through games that look stunning on the PS4 Pro. The anticipated game is a rarity in the industry: a major first party exclusive that's also a licensed property. In fact, if the trailer is indicative of the final product, we'd go so far as to say that this may be a contender for best looking game on the market.

by | June 14, 2017 | 12:22

Over the last 72 hours, we've learned about "the most powerful console", post-apocalyptic immersion in Fallout VR, and the new generation of female protagonists in upcoming blockbuster games. The new trailer was mission-based, showing the superhero engaging a series of goons in combat before opening up to an extended demonstration of the open-world traversal that the game will include.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:48

The group consisting of 7 men and 5 women surpassed the minimum requirements of NASA. Cardman is one of five women and seven men who will join the existing corps of 44 NASA astronauts. He has previous experience as an ice driller in Antarctica on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and Taylor Glaciers and as a commercial fisherman in Chignik, Alaska.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:35

The attorneys general said that the President violated the Constitution by failing to sever ties to his business empire and accepting foreign payments while in office. The attorneys general said they had legal standing to pursue the case on behalf of the residents they represent - much in the way state attorneys general have opted to challenge Trump's travel ban in the courts.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:43

Full view will be published shortly. The company announced in February that it was commissioning a pair of investigations into allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment made by Susan Fowler, a former engineer at the company.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:35

Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions . Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional panels also investigating the Russian Federation matter, was scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:33

They first wanted to look at a section in which Cosby talked about the pills he gave Constand, calling them "your friends ". Both Constand, now 44, and Cosby agree the performer gave her pills on the night in question. He says it was consensual. In a deposition he gave after Constand sued him in 2005, Cosby boasted of giving her pills that he called her "three friends" and described his sexual encounter with her in graphic terms.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:12

He also promised that the new " Better Together Update " will bring a more consistent and unified version of " Minecraft ". It's odd to think of Minecraft's crude, blocky figures as something in need of high-end graphics, but the fall change will endow the game with high-resolution 4K graphics support so it'll look better playing on big-screen TVs, Microsoft said.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:32

Control Mario and Luigi simlataneously, making use of their unique Bros. Moves to solve puzzles and emerge victorious in action-packed battles. This is a separate storyline starring enemy characters, with players recruiting Bowser's minions in order to grow an army and locate their missing leader.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:32

Replaying the final 2 minutes, 20 seconds of Game 3 would certainly yield a different outcome more often than not. Indeed, sometimes lost in all the chatter about a possible Warriors dynasty is the fact that Golden State plays attractive, often generous team ball.

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:23

His temporary move is the latest and most important departure from the executive ranks of the company, which is now worth $68 billion. Waymo alleges that Anthony Levandowski - a former top manager for Google's self-driving vehicle project - stole pivotal technology from Google before leaving to run Uber's self-driving auto division.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:47

Smith took to Twitter to share his thoughts about what he called a "weak" move by Durant . The Warriors beat Durant . While there was an inevitability about the Warriors' title this year, there was still just enough intrigue to make the series captivating .

by | June 14, 2017 | 05:25

And you think of the variable specs of the PC space, so you're taking a fixed-spec PowerPC emulator and then moving it over to run on PC, so there's a lot of work there. Some pundits are predicting that Sony may announce a price drop for the Pro at its own E3 press conference on Monday evening - perhaps even to $250.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:56

But Sony has an equally, if not more excellent lineup, which includes heavy-hitting titles such as God of War 4 , The Last of Us II , Uncharted: The Lost Legacy , Death Stranding , Detroit: Become Human , Days Gone , and more. Existing games that may not have been created with 4K assets will have better textures and faster load times. This means that gamers can buy the new console if they want the greater processing power to run newer games, but they don't need to (exactly like with ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:08

Woods was discovered asleep behind the wheel of his damaged 2015 Mercedes-Benz near his Jupiter home around three in the morning on May 29, 2017. Woods, who had undergone his fourth back surgery in April, said he had not had anything to drink that night but did take prescribed medications including Vicodin, police wrote in their report.

by | June 14, 2017 | 04:31

The possibilities with Nintendo are also very interesting. We're not going to pretend like we're not stupidly excited, because well... we absolutely are. Creation Club will be launching in Summer this year, and gives players access to new modifications in Fallout 4 and Skyrim: Special Edition , as designed by both Bethesda Game Studios and a cadre of external development partners.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:59

Navy Seals may be on the cards, but it turns out that Bravo Team is a standalone PlayStation VR experience. Sony's VR headset ($399) is also cheaper than Facebook's Oculus Rift ($599) and the HTC Desire Vive ($799). It appears to be a full VR FPS that mixed the team's knack for immersive storytelling and character building. We'll update you whenever we get new details.

by | June 14, 2017 | 03:50

The Thresher Ultimate delivers wireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound for the most immersive audio experience possible on console. Razer has a well-earned reputation among PC players for making some of the best gaming peripherals out there, as it boasts one of the best gaming laptops in the business.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:53

Microsoft just revealed its new Xbox console, and it will be slightly more affordable in Canada than in the U.S. But the retail price is still higher than similar products from its competitors. Though there haven't been many games announced as part of the program, the simple fact that users will eventually get to play old-school Xbox games is exciting.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:36

South Korea is deploying the USA anti-missile defence system in the Seongju region, about 250 km (155 miles) from the border with North Korea , to counter a growing missile threat from the North. South Korea has repeatedly accused the North of flying suspected spy drones across the tense border. Neither China nor South Korea has formally responded to the proposal.

by | June 14, 2017 | 01:28

Echoing similar views, Ole Hansen, head of commodity strategy at Saxo Bank said Opec's agreement to extend production cuts for another nine months has so far had a limited impact. "While the jobs gap is closing, many people do not feel the benefits as they are facing stagnant wages and no career prospects", OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria said in a statement.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:22

The eurosceptic wing of the party has always been a thorn in the side of Conservative prime ministers. Former Treasury chief George Osborne - who was sacked by May a year ago - called her a "dead woman walking". German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and that talks must start quickly. Other potential rivals such as Chancellor Philip Hammond remain within her government, and have so far mostly said little in public either ...

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:40

The Pixel and Pixel XL are rightfully called Google's answer to the Apple iPhone, coupling great software with great hardware. We may be looking at the beginning of an Android performance revolution in the works! Gulati's title at Google is " Lead SoC Architect ", meaning that he will likely oversee research and development for the systems on a chip (SoC) that the company intends to put in products coming down the line, be it a smartphone, tablet or Chromebook.

by | June 14, 2017 | 02:23

On the inside, all of the new iMacs including the 21.5 inch and 27-inch models come with 7th gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processors , which boasts of a higher base and turbo frequencies. Meanwhile, the 13-inch MacBook Air will get a "megahertz" boost. Apple still positions the MacBook for people who are okay with good enough performance in a package that's easy to take on the go.

by | June 14, 2017 | 00:24

In last year's championship series the Cavs roared back from a 3-1 deficit to spoil the Warriors' record-setting 73-win season. Cleveland star LeBron James , who won his first title in 2012 by beating Durant's Thunder in the finals, sees how the journey has made Durant into a champion over the past five years.