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But Caster is not letting any of that get her down. "I'm 97% sure you don't like me, but I'm 100% sure I don't care", she said in one tweet, complete with a frowning emoji. " Athletics' governing body, the IAAF, will reportedly announce the creation of a new female classification to be known as Athletes with Differences of Sexual Development [DSDs], which includes those with hyperandrogenism, such as Semenya .
  • Cambridge Analytica planned to launch its own cryptocurrency

    Cambridge Analytica planned to launch its own cryptocurrency

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    While numerous concerns had been raised over the uninformed data collection of over 87 million Facebook users , the actual number of people affected may be far more . Almost half (44%) strongly believe Facebook has an obligation to inform them if their personal information had been lost or stolen, with many angered that Facebook didn't reveal the data breach when it first discovered it in 2015.
  • "Surprise" Asteroid Makes Close Flyby to Earth

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    The most disturbing thing about 2018 GE3 is that it wasn't spotted until it was very close to Earth, giving scientist little time to prepare or assess what the damage might be if the asteroid entered the atmosphere. "It might make you feel better (or worse) to know that asteroids enter Earth's atmosphere unnoticed on a fairly regular basis". The said object injured more than 1,200 people while damaging thousands of buildings up to 93 kilometers away from the impact site.
  • Nintendo Switch Getting Classic Sega Games This Summer

    Nintendo Switch Getting Classic Sega Games This Summer

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    The Mega Drive Mini has a "2018" release window for now. More details are likely coming around the bend soon, as Sega will want to keep excitement high by consistently revealing the other titles that will be re-released under the Sega Ages banner.
  • Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails

    Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails

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    Apparently, the new self-destructing emails feature which will allow the users to put a timestamp to their mails after which the email won't be available anymore has been termed as the " Confidential Mode " in Gmail . It further states that the recipient won't be able to forward, download or copy the email's contents, and attachments will be disabled. The design will feature elements of Google's Material design.
  • New Footage and A New GameInformer Cover for Insomniac Spider-Man Released

    New Footage and A New GameInformer Cover for Insomniac Spider-Man Released

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    Each chapter is supplemented by new missions, villains, characters, and suits for Spider-Man to try on. That said - no matter where you buy it, or which edition you get, you have a chance to grab these pre-order items. While the standard game will retail for $59.99, the Digital Deluxe version will run you $79.99 and the Collector's Edition a whopping $149.99. In history, Activision has been the license holder for most Spider-Man games, but it seems that Marvel Games wanted to have a ...
  • Apple working on touchless control and curved iPhone screen

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    It's unclear exactly how this feature would work, but it likely involves "hovering" over specific user-interface elements and won't be the core way of interacting with the smartphone. Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment. While Apple hasn't introduced touchless gestures in the past, companies like Samsung and Motorola have.
  • SpaceX Launches Ten More Satellites for Iridium

    SpaceX Launches Ten More Satellites for Iridium

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    The launch was originally scheduled for Thursday but was delayed because of an issue with one of the satellites, according to a Twitter post from the Iridium Communications CEO, Matt Desch. Per the reports, SpaceX used an recovered first stage booster which was recovered and refurbished to be used as the first stage in the Friday launch.
  • Facebook to give users more control over personal information

    Facebook to give users more control over personal information

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    India is the largest democracy in the world and it has the largest Facebook user base. Instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens, they're now accessible from a single place. "We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed", chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer said in a blog post .
  • Galaxy without any dark matter baffles astronomers

    Galaxy without any dark matter baffles astronomers

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    In what appears to be a first, an global team of astronomers have found something amiss with a galaxy 65 million years away - a distinct lack of dark matter. When van Dokkum and his team found NGC 1052-DF2, they expected to see something similar. Astronomers know it's there because of its gravitational influence, but they can't detect it any other way.
  • Facebook to change privacy controls in wake of data scandal

    Facebook to change privacy controls in wake of data scandal

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    The settings page for mobile devices also got a revamp, with easier-to-read descriptions of what each menu item does and a condensed single space as opposed to the previous version's 20 different screens. The company takes this "delete it if you want to" notion a step further, because Facebook finally feels that its users are grown up enough to manage their own information.
  • NASA's James Webb telescope delayed to 2020, likely to exceed cost cap

    NASA's James Webb telescope delayed to 2020, likely to exceed cost cap

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    All pieces of the 6123 kilogram observatory are now together in the same Grumman facility for the first time and it is the integration of all of the components plus the testing that goes with it, that is holding up the launch. But the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST ) appears likely to have to wait at least two more. Among the tests to which the telescope is subjected, Webb must be exposed to the vibrations, noise, and extreme temperatures similar to what it will experience ...
  • For Rs 5499, Nokia 1 Launched in India

    For Rs 5499, Nokia 1 Launched in India

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    According to the current reports, the phone will be available from tomorrow, both online as well as offline. RedBus is also offering 20% discount to the Nokia 1 users for their first booking. The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz with a Mali-T720 GPU. The Android Go ecosystem promises to deliver an optimised experience in budget smartphones and comes with lightweight versions of Google apps and services, such as Gmail Go and Google Maps Go.
  • Gunman Dead After Shooting at Maryland High School, Two Students Seriously Injured

    Gunman Dead After Shooting at Maryland High School, Two Students Seriously Injured

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    Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, also released a statement saying "My heart is with the students, parents, teachers, and the entire St. Mary's community". The school has a four-year graduation rate of 91%, according to the school's 2015-16 improvement plan. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School who survived last month's shootings, wrote on Twitter , "We are here for you, students of Great Mills, together we can stop this from ever happening again".
  • Wannabe YouTube star jailed for shooting boyfriend dead in botched prank

    Wannabe YouTube star jailed for shooting boyfriend dead in botched prank

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    Tonight a mom is headed to jail for killing her boyfriend during a YouTube prank. "It's all on recording". Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty to manslaughter back in December in order to avoid a 4-year prison term. The prosecutor handling Perez's case said Ruiz's family members signed off on the plea deal. Her YouTube channel remains active almost nine months after the shooting.