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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy protection

These toys are made in the U.S. Toys ‘R’ Us is filing for bankruptcy protection. The toy retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States, it said in a statement on Monday. Meanwhile, it said its Canadian subsidiary will “seek protection in parallel proceedings” in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The company said it will use the proceedings to restructure its $ 5 billion outstanding debt. Despite the bankruptcy filing, Toys ‘R’ Us said its 1,600 stores worldwide continue to operate. The filing will not ...

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Qatar files WTO complaint over embargo by Gulf neighbors

Watch Qatar fly in cows to ease milk shortage Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over a trade embargo imposed by its Gulf neighbors. The complaint accuses Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates of violating the trade group’s “core laws and conventions on trade of goods and services, and trade-related aspects of intellectual property,” according to a statement from Qatar’s ministry of economy and commerce. The three gulf states cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of funding ...

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Playerunknown Battlegrounds Dataminer Finds 54 Items Buried In Game Files

A dataminer has discovered a plethora of new items for Playerunknown Battlegrounds hidden within its files, and their findings are almost as peculiar as the battle royale game. Fifty-four items ranging from new avatar garbs to weapons were uncovered by dataminer DevinWatson on Reddit. Some of the items are already available in game, like the hooded trenchcoat, but others are catching our eyes. Most notable, the poison apple, which is filed under grenades, and a futuristic spacesuit. But that’s not all we’re looking forward to. There are also some sweet ...

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Ump files racial discrimination suit against MLB

11:34 PM ET ESPN.com news services MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner’s office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB’s chief baseball officer, is holding a grudge against him that dates back to when Torre was manager of the New York Yankees. In a May 2001 game, Hernandez made a call that prompted Torre to remark after the game ...

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Takata, brought down by airbag crisis, files for bankruptcy in U.S.

Here’s what a Takata airbag explosion looks like Takata has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. after failing to recover from one of the worst auto safety scandals ever. Analysts had long warned that Takata could be forced into bankruptcy due to the huge cost of a deadly exploding airbag scandal, which resulted in the recall of tens of millions of vehicles around the world. The company’s defective airbag inflators, which can explode and send shrapnel into drivers and passengers, has been blamed for 11 deaths in the U.S. and ...

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

Microsoft has been teasing its E3 show for the past week or so, with hints about Project Scorpio. Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality. The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).” There’s been a lot of chatter about whether this means VR, AR, or something altogether different. ...

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

Microsoft has been teasing its E3 show for the past week or so, with hints about Project Scorpio. Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality. The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).” There’s been a lot of chatter about whether this means VR, AR, or something altogether different. ...

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4 Years After Snowden, Top Defense Contractor Still Can’t Secure its Files

Just over four years ago, Edward Snowden blew the lid off some of the NSA’s most powerful programs and tools for monitoring global communications around the world. In the aftermath of that intelligence debacle — and whatever you think of Edward Snowden and his actions, his releases certainly qualified as a debacle for his employer and its reputation — one would have expected Booz Allen Hamilton to have dramatically overhauled its security procedures, tightened its policies, and taken some basic steps to seal its Titanic-sized leaks. But whatever BAH did ...

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Hackers Use Subtitle Files to Take Over PCs

Hackers are adept at finding clever new ways to infect computers with malware. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, they come up with something new to bypass both antivirus software and your own common sense. Security firm Check Point reports a new breed of malware is spreading in fake movie subtitles. You think you’re loading a subtitle, but what you’re actually doing is giving a hacker full access to your computer. It’s common to see subtitle files (usually a .srt or .sub) included in torrents and other less-than-legal ...

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