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Trump says he will allow scheduled release of JFK files

Donald Trump has said he plans to allow the opening of a trove of long-classified files on the assassination of former president John F Kennedy. The president tweeted to say he would allow the release “subject to receipt of further information”. The files are scheduled to be opened by the US National Archives on 26 October, but the president is entitled to extend their classified status. Kennedy was shot dead by a sniper in November 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The National Archives has already released most documents related to the ...

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Western Digital Reveals MAMR Technology That Could Allow 40TB Hard Drives

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The capacity of solid state drives (SSDs) has been advancing steadily on traditional spinning hard drives over the last few years, and drive manufacturers haven’t been certain how much longer spinning drives could remain in the lead. Western Digital just surprised the storage industry by announcing its upcoming Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR) technology, which could keep the price per gigabyte of spinning drives lower than SSDs for at least the next decade. The odds ...

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Nintendo’s Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nintendo’s Switch first launched, it wasn’t immediately clear if the console would post strong initial sales and then fade away, like the Wii U did, or if this would be the system to put Nintendo back on the gaming map. It’s now obvious that the Switch’s early surge was no outlier; the console has already moved over 5 million units and has outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in North America four times in ...

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Nintendo’s Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nintendo’s Switch first launched, it wasn’t immediately clear if the console would post strong initial sales and then fade away, like the Wii U did, or if this would be the system to put Nintendo back on the gaming map. It’s now obvious that the Switch’s early surge was no outlier; the console has already moved over 5 million units and has outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in North America four times in ...

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Nintendo’s Refusal to Allow Saved Game Backups is Driving Switch Hacking

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nintendo’s Switch first launched, it wasn’t immediately clear if the console would post strong initial sales and then fade away, like the Wii U did, or if this would be the system to put Nintendo back on the gaming map. It’s now obvious that the Switch’s early surge was no outlier; the console has already moved over 5 million units and has outsold the PS4 and Xbox One in North America four times in ...

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Brexit: UK 'must not allow itself to be blackmailed'

The UK must not allow itself to be “blackmailed” by the EU over its Brexit settlement bill in order to start trade talks, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. He said a bad Brexit deal would damage both British and European companies. Businesses have become impatient with the slow progress of the Brexit negotiations, he added. The latest Brexit talks have stalled over the failure to reach agreement on the UK’s so-called divorce bill. Both the UK and EU have expressed frustration at the pace of the talks. The ...

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Ark Dev Talks Xbox One X And Says Sony Won't Allow Cross-Play

With the official release of Ark: Survival Evolved coming up soon, lead designer Jeremy Stieglitz has been busy responding to fan questions on Twitter. Two topics that recently came up were the Xbox One X and potential cross-play support between Xbox One and PlayStation 4. On the subject of the Xbox One X’s horsepower, Stieglitz said Ark can run at the equivalent of “Medium” or “High” settings on PC. It can run at 1080p/60fps (Medium) or 1440p/30fps (High), and it sounds like developer Studio Wildcard may offer an option to ...

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Apple is removing VPN apps that allow users to skirt China's Great Firewall

China’s multifaceted messaging app: WeChat Apple is removing software from its app store in China that allows users to skirt the country’s Great Firewall. The operators of two virtual private networks, or VPNs, said Saturday that they had been notified by Apple that their products were being removed from its app store in China. “We are writing to notify you that your application will be removed from the China App Store because it includes content that is illegal in China,” Apple said in a notice to ExpressVPN. “We know this ...

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Trump executive order aims to allow Arctic drilling

Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at reducing restrictions on oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic in order to “unleash American energy”. The US president said it would create “thousands and thousands” of jobs, despite a downturn in the oil market. It could undo a ban put in place by Barack Obama in order to protect swathes of the ocean from development. But Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the decision was better than being held hostage by “foreign entities”. Getting rid of Mr Obama’s environmental protections was ...

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Apple Refuses to Allow iPhone, Mac Recycling

There’s a pair of near-perfectly juxtaposed stories about Apple in the news today. First, Apple has released its own environmental progress report for 2017. The news here is generally good, as you’d expect from a self-prepared report, but it highlights Apple’s success in moving to fully renewable energy and to use less power across its entire product stack. Other investigations into the company’s practices, however, haven’t been so rosy. In the report, Apple claims that it wants to move to products that are fully recyclable. The report reads: Traditional supply chains ...

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