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Hailing from 48 nations, plus the Neutral Paralympic Athlete delegation, athletes will contend in 80 medal events across six sports: Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, Para ice hockey, snowboard and wheelchair curling. "My family used to go on snowboarding vacations, so (after the accident) I leapt at the chance to get back on a board", he said before leaving for South Korea.
  • Over 30 killed, dozens injured in South Korea hospital blaze

    Over 30 killed, dozens injured in South Korea hospital blaze

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    He says most victims died from suffocation. The hospital was not fitted with a sprinkler system. Seok Gyeong-sik also said he would do his best to take care of the incident. Battling fire for approximately two hours, fire fighters evacuated almost 200 people from the hospital to safety. Media footage showed at least one patient being carried from the hospital on another person's back, covered in blankets.
  • Apple HomePod Hands-on: Sounds Great, But Siri Needs Work

    Apple HomePod Hands-on: Sounds Great, But Siri Needs Work

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    The Sonos One speaker , which costs $199, includes Amazon Alexa voice controls and will add Google Assistant voice controls later in the year, Sonos said. Apple has designed the new HomePod from top to bottom, the main priority being the audio part. The installed base of smart speakers grew by 18 million units in the December quarter, CIRP reported.
  • Google Debuts Audiobooks Store, Takes On Amazon's Audible

    Google Debuts Audiobooks Store, Takes On Amazon's Audible

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    Users can just say, "Ok Google, read my book" and listen to an audiobook with the Google Assistant on their smartphone or on Google Home , Hartrell said. Google Assistant is also able to play any audiobooks bought through the Play Store . With Google's enormous opening discounts - you can get 50% off your first audiobook until 26 February - it is hard to know if it will make people switch from Audible to Google.
  • Russian Federation investigators believe that mafia money funded Doonbeg

    Russian Federation investigators believe that mafia money funded Doonbeg

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    Mr Simpson, who works for consulting firm Fusion GPS, was asked to research then presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015/16. His firm examined financial statements filed for Doonbeg in the Companies Registration Office in Dublin and the NY property developer's golf courses in Scotland , he said.
  • YouTube Makes It Harder For Creators To Monetise

    YouTube Makes It Harder For Creators To Monetise

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    He also discusses the financial issues that the changes cause, and explains that, as a small YouTuber, it is getting increasingly harder to get your channel out there, especially when the YouTube algorithm is working against you , so trying to meet the new requirements for the Partner Program is an extra feat.
  • WhatsApp starts rolling out new app for small businesses

    WhatsApp starts rolling out new app for small businesses

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    WhatsApp users will know when they are being contacted by a business rather than an individual, as it will be listed as a business account . The app will also measure simple engagement metrics to help businesses understand their WhatsApp presence.
  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play review

    Motorola Moto Z3 Play review

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    Considering Lenovo has its flagship bases covered with the Moto Z, we expect the new Moto X to feature a similarly midrange chip. Droid Life has now provided some images that reveal what the G6 series will sport 3D glass on the back, a change in direction from the G5 series' all metal design.
  • Ford shows new Ranger midsize pickup

    Ford shows new Ranger midsize pickup

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    Rolling out of an assembly plant in Wayne, Mich., the new Ranger is based on an architecture Ford developed for sale around the world, but engineers say every piece of the USA version's frame is new. The FX4 package will come with standard automatic emergency braking. Running gear will include shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive, a locking electronic differential and Dana axles.
  • Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

    Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

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    While McCaskill's support is good news for those who wish to see the decision overturned, the vote in itself will not be enough to ensure that net neutrality will be restored. The state-by-state legislation being introduced could become the subject of a second net neutrality-related lawsuit. Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal.