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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Over shots of Stormtroopers on the attack, Andy Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke can be heard saying: "There's been an awakening". We also see him facing off with young heroine Rey (Daisy Ridley), lifting his saber to her face. This is the Han Solo of old. There has yet to be any scenes of the Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker, in any of the trailers. Boyega has not seen the movie yet, he mentioned to E! on Tuesday at the Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations press conference.

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Jeff Bezos One-Ups Elon Musk in the Reusable Rocket Race

According to Blue Origin, the New Shepard's successful landing was down to its architecture and design, seen with its unique ring fin shifting the centre of pressure to help control re-entry and descent. Blue Origin is expected to be a major player in space tourism when the discipline gets off the ground in the not-too-distant future. The mission is in some contrast to rival company SpaceX's recent attempts to land a rocket on a barge, which have all crashed.

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Moto G 2014 gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

While there are some users reportedly getting the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, coverage could take a while to reach certain Moto G 2014 owners. In fact, it suggests the update started on November 25th, but we're just starting to see reports of the software release today.

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BlackBerry Banned In Pakistan For Security Reasons

Interestingly, while the PTA was focused only on gaining access to BES, BlackBerry said it has chosen to withdraw its consumer business (BIS: BlackBerry's Internet Services) from the country too. Pakistan had asked BlackBerry in July to give the government access to all encrypted traffic that flows through the company's servers. BlackBerry says Pakistan is demanding complete access to customer information.

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Large swell capsized pontoon boat in the Manasquan Inlet, police say

Four were taken to Ocean Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and one person refused medical treatment. Crews arrived on scene and rescued five boaters, as two others were pronounced dead. The Coast Guard, The New Jersey State Police and a good Samaritan on scene assisted in the recovery of the seven men onboard. Police are withholding the identities of the victims at this time.

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First Constitution Day: 10 Facts on the Constitution of India

With the debate ending with a degree of unanimity and bonhomie, Lok Sabha adopted a resolution hailing the contribution of Ambedkar and other founding fathers of the Constitution. The government, which is focused on pushing crucial legislation like the key reform measure the Goods and Services Tax bill, has said it is "ready to discuss all issues including that of the so-called intolerance though it falls in the domain of states".