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Fire TV Edition expands to more soundbars, plus vehicles, cable television boxes and more

Fire TV Edition expands to more soundbars, plus vehicles, cable television boxes and more

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Amazon's Fire TV Edition, the version of Fire TELEVISION that now powers more than 50 Fire TV Edition clever TVs and soundbars as a competitor to Roku TELEVISION, is expanding to more devices besides simply the television. Today, Amazon announced a brand-new Fire TELEVISION Edition that's capable of powering soundbars and being incorporated into vehicles, plus versions designed for operators and certified option companies. The company's aspirations for Fire TV to end up being a more extensive platform were already understood. Amazon this past fall introduced a brand-new Fire TELEVISION soundbar and more than a dozen new Fire TELEVISION Edition items in order to better compete with Roku, which at the time had got a lead over Amazon in U.S. linked TELEVISION market share. In 2019, more than 50 Fire…
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UK general election 2019: Who won and what happens now?

UK general election 2019: Who won and what happens now?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Conservative party leader Boris Johnson gambled with a snap election - and it paid off It was billed as one of the most unpredictable elections in decades but after six weeks of hard campaigning by two historically unpopular party leaders it ended with a conclusive result. Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson won a sweeping victory, handing him a clear mandate to "get Brexit done".He had called the UK's third general election since 2015 - and the first to be held in December for almost 100 years - in an effort to increase his parliamentary majority and end months of deadlock over the UK's exit from the European Union.It was a thumping defeat for the main opposition Labour party. Leader Jeremy Corbyn said Brexit had…
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Northern Irish nationalists eye historic gain as Brexit sends DUP reeling

Northern Irish nationalists eye historic gain as Brexit sends DUP reeling

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Unionists on the ropes after Brexit 'betrayal'Sinn Fein eye upset in historically pro-British areaProvince votes with rest of Britain on ThursdayBy Ian GrahamBELFAST, Dec 10 (Reuters) - In a part of Belfast where huge "peace walls" still keep some Catholic Irish nationalists and Protestant unionists apart, Thursday's UK general election could have far-reaching consequences in the decades-long battle for a united Ireland.John Finucane, son of one of the most high-profile victims of British-ruled Northern Ireland's bloody "Troubles", is seeking to become the first nationalist elected by the historically pro-British constituency of North Belfast.If he wins, 20 years after a peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence, it could help nationalist parties win more seats in the British parliament than their unionist rivals for the first time since the…
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U.K. Parliament Advances Brexit Bill, All but Assuring January Exit

U.K. Parliament Advances Brexit Bill, All but Assuring January Exit

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Putting behind more than three years of tortuous political drama and national division, Parliament voted by a decisive margin to quit the European Union next month. VideotranscripttranscriptBritish Lawmakers Vote to Push Forward Brexit BillParliament voted 358 to 234 to advance the withdrawal agreement, allowing for Britain to leave the European Union at the end of January.“The ‘Ayes’ to the right: 358. The ‘Nos’ to the left: 234.” [shouting] “The ‘Ayes’ to the right were 358. The ‘Nos’ to the left were 234. So the ‘Ayes’ have it. The ‘Ayes’ have it — unlock.” “Program motion move formally.” “I beg to move.” “The question is as on the order paper is there any of that opinion, say ‘Aye’ —” Lawmakers: “Aye.” “On the contrary, ‘No’ —” Lawmakers: “No.” “Division.”Parliament voted 358…
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Airbnb is a platform not an estate agent, says Europe’s leading court

Airbnb is a platform not an estate agent, says Europe’s leading court

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Airbnb will be breathing a sigh of relief today: Europe's leading court has actually evaluated it to be an online platform, which merely connects individuals searching for short-term accommodation, rather than a full-blown estate agent. The judgment might make it harder for the "house sharing" platform to be required to abide by local property guidelines-- a minimum of under existing local rules governing e-commerce platforms. The judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today follows a problem made by a French tourism association, AHTOP, which had actually argued Airbnb needs to hold an expert estate representative licence. And, that by not having one, the platform giant was in breach of a piece of French legislation called the "Hoguet Law." However, the court disagreed-- siding with Airbnb's…
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IS bride-to-be and child going back to Ireland

IS bride-to-be and child going back to Ireland

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Image caption Lisa Smith was spoken with by the BBC in July. An Irish resident who became an Islamic State bride has been jailed after getting here back in Dublin. Lisa Smith and her daughter travelled from Turkey after being deported, getting here in Ireland on Sunday. She was jailed on arrival and it is anticipated she will now be talked to by cops about thought terrorist offences. Plans have also been produced the care of her two-year-old daughter, who was born in Syria but is an Irish resident. Miss Smith is a previous member of the Irish Defence Forces. In a declaration, Irish Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said: "This is a sensitive case and I wish to assure individuals that all relevant state companies are closely involved." Irish…
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Facebook’s new tool lets you move your pictures and videos to Google Photos

Facebook’s new tool lets you move your pictures and videos to Google Photos

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Facebook today began evaluating a new photo transfer tool, which will let users transfer their images and videos from Facebook to Google Photos The brand-new tool is being presented in Ireland today and can be accessed in Facebook settings within Your Facebook Information. Steve Satterfield, Director of Privacy and Public Policy at Facebook, wrote in a post announcing the function: At Facebook, we think that if you share information with one service, you should be able to move it to another. Today, we're releasing a tool that will enable Facebook users to move their Facebook photos and videos directly to other services, starting with Google Photos. While users will at first have the ability to move media files to only Google Photos, Facebook says it prepares to include support for…
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‘Video game of Thrones’ fans will quickly have the ability to set sail on a ‘Cruise of Thrones’ and venture to the show’s iconic recording locations

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Attention Video Game of Thrones fans, your dream trip is coming. Fans of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, must mark their calendars for this truly distinct cruise experience that will set cruise in Europe in 2021. Dalmatian Travel & Events has created the ultimate experience for people who can't get enough of George R. R. Martin's dream novels and matching hit TV series. Beginning in September 2021, the company's " Cruise of Thrones" expeditions will bring diehard fans on fantastic adventures to Game of Thrones filming areas throughout Europe. Visitors can pick from several travel plans that include 2 eight-day excursions that either cruise towards the north or towards the south or real super fans can delight in a 16- day journey that lets you cruise both cruises…
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Instagram announces it is broadening screening of private like counts globally

Instagram announces it is broadening screening of private like counts globally

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Source: Joe Maring/ Android Central What you require to know Instagram has actually revealed it is broadening testing of private like counts internationally. It had actually previously indicated screening would present to parts of the U.S. this week. Screening has already happened in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand with favorable results. Instagram has actually revealed that it is expanding testing of personal likes counts globally, which indicates users who remain in the test won't see the number of likes on videos or photos, other than for their own. Over on Twitter Instagram said: Beginning today, we're broadening our test of personal like counts worldwide. If you're in the test, you'll no longer see the total variety of likes and views on photos and videos posted to…
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Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire

Peter King, Veteran New York Republican in House, Announces He Will Retire

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Peter T. King, the longest-serving Republican in New York’s congressional delegation, will join a growing Republican exodus from the House ahead of 2020. Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York, said that the toxic political environment in Washington and impeachment proceeding uncertainties had helped fuel his decision to leave.Credit...Anna Moneymaker/The New York TimesPublished Nov. 11, 2019Updated Nov. 13, 2019WASHINGTON — Representative Peter T. King, the longest-serving Republican in New York’s congressional delegation, said on Monday that he would retire, joining a growing exodus of Republicans from Congress ahead of the 2020 elections. Mr. King, who is currently serving his 14th term in the House, said in a statement that his decision was primarily motivated by the desire to end the weekly commute to Washington after nearly three decades and have…
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