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Apple is clearly looking to compete with Microsoft's Cortana. iOS and macOS devices can now easily exchange data with the Universal Clipboard for copying and pasting content across the different operating systems. Apple have also added what they call Optimised Storage. The only caveat is that the devices must be signed onto an identical Apple ID . Optimized Storage can free up hundreds of gigabytes of storage space in just a few clicks, it can automate some of the most boring and ...
  • Anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92

    Anti-feminist icon Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92

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    Schlafly held three degrees - a bachelor's in political science from Washington University, a master's in government from Radcliffe, and a law degree from the Washington University School. Hawkins told LifeNews.com that Schlafly deserves credit for getting the pro-life plank in the Republican party platform approved in 1980 and then keeping it there ever four years after that.
  • 'Let them keep writing to UN': India's response to Pakistan on Kashmir

    'Let them keep writing to UN': India's response to Pakistan on Kashmir

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    He said Sharif sent the letter in response to UN Secretary General's call for making efforts to avoid further violence in Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria during weekly brief briefing, said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written another letter to the UN Secretary General, apprising him of the deteriorating situation and human rights violations.
  • NASA looks at Eastern Pacific's Category 3 Hurricane Lester

    NASA looks at Eastern Pacific's Category 3 Hurricane Lester

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    The two storms in the Pacific are more worrying for earth-dwellers. Infrared data provide temperatures, and the AIRS image showed powerful storms with very cold cloud top temperatures in excess of minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 53 degrees Celsius) surrounding what appeared to be a less-defined eye.
  • Dropbox says 68 million user IDs stolen

    Dropbox says 68 million user IDs stolen

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    Four databases totalling 5GB and 68,680,741 accounts has been independently verified by Dropbox sources via Motherboard and TechCrunch . Dropbox's security boss Patrick Heim told Motherboard that there is no indication that Dropbox user accounts have been improperly accessed.
  • No Android 7.0 Nougat for Xperia Z3, Sony explains why

    No Android 7.0 Nougat for Xperia Z3, Sony explains why

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    The devices will be mostly powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821. The XZ boasts a 23-megapixel Sony-built rear-facing camera that features an imaging sensor, a laser autofocus sensor and an RGB sensor. "They learn your charging patterns and adapt to them, resulting in up to twice the battery lifespan", claims the company. Sony has launched the Xperia XZ at IFA 2016, another addition to the overflowing amount of Sony devices we've seen this year.
  • Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon Of Hillary Clinton In Blackface

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    Washington PostAfrican American minister and Trump supporter Mark Burns shouldn't have apologized for posting a cartoon depicting Hillary Clinton in blackface - that image perfectly illustrates and captures the pandering and phony spirit of the Democratic nominee for president.
  • Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

    Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

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    The brain images showed that dogs prefer to use their left hemisphere to process meaningful but not meaningless words. They were then told supposedly neutral words like "yet" and "if". The parents told their son he could name the dog; the son chose what probably was, to an elementary-school boy, a pretty hilarious name; the parents learned that elementary-school boys should never be in charge of naming anything, but stuck to their word nonetheless.
  • PlayStation Now streaming service available today on Windows PCs

    PlayStation Now streaming service available today on Windows PCs

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    Check out the official website to download the app . Someone will need a PC with Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1, or 10, as well as a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster processor. At present, you can grab a one-year pass for the introductory rate of $99.99 or sign up for a monthly or three month service contract. Sony recommends a wired connection for the best experience.
  • Trump, Hillary neck and neck in new poll

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    Trump spoke to a crowd who turned out for Sen. That, he said , "is a subject for the future". Trump, in a statement , criticized Clinton's "bad judgment" in allowing Weiner "close proximity to highly classified information". Trump drew an online backlash Saturday for a tweet he sent in response to the shooting death of National Basketball Association star Dwyane Wade's cousin, who was gunned down near the Chicago school where she had planned to register her children.
  • Are aliens trying to contact Earth? Radio signals confuse scientists

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    Picked up in mid-May 2015 by a radio telescope operated by the Russian Academy of Science, the signal appears to have come from the star HD 164595 , which is sun-like. However, there might be undiscovered planets orbiting the star, astronomers say. It's important to note, as well, that the signal was only ever detected once and the Russian astronomers did not follow protocol to ask other observatories elsewhere to confirm their findings.
  • Belgium arrests five suspects after crime lab blast

    Belgium arrests five suspects after crime lab blast

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    The fire and damage were hampering the efforts of investigators to enter the scene, and she said it would take some time for them establish exactly what had been destroyed. The jihadist cell responsible for the Brussels attacks was also heavily involved in the November Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed and hundreds more wounded.
  • Life on Mars experiment a success

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    Since August 2015, three men and three women have been going about life as it may be experienced on a Mars mission; including donning simulated space suits when venturing outside the habitat once a week. When asked what they would do first upon leaving the dome, Heinicke said, "Finally, swimming in the Pacific!" Their communication with the mission support team was designed with a 20-minute delay to simulate the delay that would come with actually being on Mars.
  • Fitbit motivational feature to take users on virtual hikes

    Fitbit motivational feature to take users on virtual hikes

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    Besides tracking steps and sleep, the Flex 2 and the Charge 2 will remind people to take moving breaks throughout the day. The Charge 2 has a tap-sensitive display that is four-times larger than its predecessor, and interchangeable bands and clock faces.
  • Hurricane Gaston reforms, moves northwest in the Atlantic

    Hurricane Gaston reforms, moves northwest in the Atlantic

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    Gaston became the third named hurricane of the Atlantic season on Thursday, but quickly weakened to a tropical storm. As of the last advisory from the hurricane center , at 4 a.m. However, the wave is producing tropical storm force winds within some of the thunderstorms. The system is expected to drench the northeast Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, the U.S.
  • City beats West Ham 3-1 to keep pace with United, Chelsea

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    They join Manchester United and Chelsea on nine points, and even though it is far too early to say the title race will be contested from start to finish by three teams and no more, each has begun with sufficient speed that they have already distanced themselves from Arsenal, Leicester, Liverpool and Tottenham.
  • Obama expands size of marine national monument in Pacific Ocean near Hawaii

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    Banned from the protected area will be the exploitation of any and all resources, whether through commercial fishing or the mining of minerals, though native populations may continue fishing with special permits. Papahānaumokuākea encompasses 10 islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which supports over 7,000 species - a quarter of which are unique to Hawaii.
  • Canon's 5D Mark IV has built-in Wi-Fi and shoots 4K video

    Canon's 5D Mark IV has built-in Wi-Fi and shoots 4K video

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    The EOS 5D Mark IV will be available from 8 September 2016, with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM to follow from October. Canon has also thrown in a new set of connectivity features. Just about everything inside the 5D Mark IV is an upgrade over its successor, the 5D Mark III - welcome news, if a bit unsurprising, since that camera was released in 2012.
  • Crews finish cleanup of massive fish kill at Jersey Shore

    Crews finish cleanup of massive fish kill at Jersey Shore

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    The fish, which were discovered in Waackaack Creek in the borough of Keansburg, are commonly known as peanut bunker, a name that describes immature specimens of the Atlantic menhaden , a common saltwater fish. But this year does stand out as particularly bad, with particularly high numbers of dead fish coming ashore. "There have been other die-offs in this location in the past, and I'm not sure not all of them were due to a predatory situation".
  • Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

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    Not all the killings were drug-related, he said , and police are investigating. Some of the deaths could have been prevented, he said. Duterte said the Philippines had no intention of raising the arbitration ruling during the summit, though adding: "But, if somebody dwells on it, we will discuss, but for the Philippines , we have talks".
  • Britney Spears lip-syncs her way through Carpool Karaoke teaser

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    Just before we get to see the full thing, James has kindly given a teaser of what to expect which includes her 2003 single Toxic . Seeing as Britney Spears is releasing her new album, Glory on Friday, it's only natural for her to appear on Carpool Karaoke , right? He drives around interviewing and singing with megastars in Carpool Karaoke , but even James Corden did his days as a rookie showbiz reporter.
  • Private Lives Are Exposed As WikiLeaks Spills Its Secrets

    Private Lives Are Exposed As WikiLeaks Spills Its Secrets

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    Their exposure is a byproduct of WikiLeaks' stated commitment to revealing government secrets across the globe, the newswire found while investigating files published by the organisation in the previous year. Paul Dietrich, a transparency activist, said a partial scan of the Saudi cables alone turned up more than 500 passport, identity, academic or employment files, according to the AP.
  • Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, European Union site shows

    Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, European Union site shows

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    That does make for a healthy improvement considering that the present Tesla P90 models can easily do 316 miles on a single charge. Currently, Model S 90D and Model X provide EPA-estimated ranges of 294 miles and 257 miles. Similarly, Mr. Chowdhry believes Tesla will have same battery option for Model 85, 90 and 100, which can be unlocked through over-the-air (OTA) software update.
  • The iPhone 7 will be exactly what you're expecting

    The iPhone 7 will be exactly what you're expecting

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    Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that we can look forward to better photos, improved home buttons, and more. Another year, another iPhone ... or two. Both sensors will simultaneously take a picture in two different color ranges and then merge these two into a single composite image. The dual-lens camera may make an appearance only on the Pro model, due to the internal space constraints of the smaller handsets.
  • Perseid Meteor Shower To Put on Show Tonight

    Perseid Meteor Shower To Put on Show Tonight

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    Meteor showers are associated with streams of debris left behind by comets. "Swift-Tuttle" orbits the sun every 133 years, and each pass through the inner solar system leaves comet debris for the Earth to pass through. You won't need a telescope or binoculars, but a comfy chair or blanket might make things easier. "A meteor is actually caused by just a tiny little sand-sized grain of rock that is actually being incinerated in the earth's atmosphere because it is traveling so fast", he ...
  • SpaceX launches comsat; sticks another booster landing

    SpaceX launches comsat; sticks another booster landing

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    After taking off at 1:26 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Falcon 9 was tasked - and succeeded - with launching a Japanese communications satellite, the JCSAT-16, into geostationary transfer orbit, or GTO. Tonight's booster was brought back to a drone ship because their payload needed to be deployed at an incredibly high altitude in GTO. Achieving GTO, a "highly elliptical orbit that takes the satellite 20,000 miles out beyond Earth's surface", according to The Verge , is extremely ...
  • IPhone 7's second speaker grille may be just for show

    IPhone 7's second speaker grille may be just for show

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    Of course, iPhone sales are still sinking despite how well the fiscal third quarter was aligned with investor expectations, and Apple isn't the only company that relies on iPhone sales as its chief moneymaker. As it is possible to innovate a new display which will be QHD and it is possible to have 1080p resolution on the iPhone 7 and 2k on the iPhone 7 plus.
  • App Store growth to reach 5 million apps by 2020

    App Store growth to reach 5 million apps by 2020

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    The app intelligence firm predicts that the App Store will reach 5 million apps by 2020. Given that back in 2008 there were only 5,000 apps, going up by a thousand times is certainly quite an accomplishment. Apple is allowing developers to purchase ads in the search results. With the App Store growing, the challenge for both Apple and developers is to ensure that their users are able to find the apps they are searching for.
  • Perseid meteor shower: how and when to watch it

    Perseid meteor shower: how and when to watch it

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    Shooting stars are expected to light up the night sky for the Perseid Meteor Shower . And astronomers predict there could be twice as many meteors as usual this year. The meteors are tiny, but are cruising at 132,000 miles per hour, NASA says. The best time is sometime after midnight but before dawn on Friday, according to NASA .
  • Jurgen Klopp: Players will decide Premier League title not managers

    Jurgen Klopp: Players will decide Premier League title not managers

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    We start the season with three away games so that means later in the season we will have some home games in a row. Due to the injuries, summer signing from Bolton, Rob Holding, is expected to be thrust into Premier League action sooner than Wenger may have liked and he's set to be partnered by Callum Chambers in an inexperienced central defensive pairing.
  • Why Can't Snapchat Solve Its Racism Problem?

    Why Can't Snapchat Solve Its Racism Problem?

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    Snapchat's spokesperson told the The Verge that the Snapchat team was experimenting on different filters and the filter was actually inspired by the enormous popularization of anime culture. Users called it " digital blackface ", and argued that it took "a prolific political figure" and "reduced him to a stoner". The company responded by saying that it was created to celebrate Marley and his achievements (and had been created in collaboration with the Bob Marley Estate).
  • How to watch the Perseid meteor shower over Derby this week

    How to watch the Perseid meteor shower over Derby this week

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    Bill Cooke, from NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office, claimed those lucky enough to catch a glimpse will not be disappointed in the rare show, which was last seen seven years ago. When this happens it is classified as an outburst instead of just a meteor shower. This will allow the shooting-star seekers an wonderful opportunity to witness the long trail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle in a much awe-inspiring way than seen in the last few years.
  • Local fans reflect on Brett Favre's 20 year career

    Local fans reflect on Brett Favre's 20 year career

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    Favre's Jets chapter is unlikely to come up during the celebration of his National Football League saga on Saturday. Yeah, in a few years they'll be clearing a lot more spots at Canton for quarterbacks. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. "But if he comes, I would love to see him, I really would, if we can make it work".
  • Expert to athletes: 'Don't put your head under water'

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    Harwood, chairwoman of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. It turns out the water in Rio de Janeiro may be even more unsafe than previously thought. The athletes will be taking precautions but the concern is for close to 500 thousand visitors that will be expected to come to Rio to watch the Olympics.