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On the other hand, the Pixel 2 will have similar specs as its bigger variant, but it could come with larger bezels and FHD screen instead of QHD screen. The company launched two new Pixel smartphones past year along with a smart speaker and virtual reality headset. Along with the mini speaker, the images reveal the Pixel XL 2 as well featuring a USB Type-C port on the bottom, rounded white back/sides and a SIM tray on the side of the device.
  • Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

    Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

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    Samsung is working on a smart speaker to take on Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home , and soon Apple's HomePod . The idea is to have Bixby, the company's digital personal assistant at the center. Originally set to roll out in the US and South Korea in the spring with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship phones, Bixby's arrival was delayed until July.
  • Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' could be on the way

    Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' could be on the way

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    The Day One Edition featured flashy accents that set it apart from the regular Xbox One , including "Day One 2013" stamped on the controller. "We don't have anything to announce today, but are looking forward to sharing more about Xbox One X with gamescom just around the corner", a Microsoft spokesperson stated, as reported by CNET .
  • Eclipse poses dangers to the eyes

    Eclipse poses dangers to the eyes

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    Van Gelder said it's safe to look directly at the sun only if you're in the area of totality - that 70-mile swath that will be plunged into darkness on Monday - and only for the duration of totality ( a bit more than two minutes, depending on the location ).
  • N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision'

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    Kim also urged the United States to "show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a unsafe military clash", according to the KCNA report. The most devastating destruction "that the world has ever seen" was the use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan back in 1945. McMaster characterized North Korea as engaging in "unspeakable brutality against its own people", as posing "a continuous threat to the its neighbors", and now the U.S.
  • Perseid meteor shower coming soon to a sky near you

    Perseid meteor shower coming soon to a sky near you

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    The greatest meteor shower in US history occurred with the Leonids on November 12, 1833, with 20 to 30 meteors per second. The moon was full on August 7 and will have waned to approximately 80 percent illumination by Saturday. The eagerly-awaited annual Perseid meteor shower is all set to reach its peak late Friday night and early Saturday morning, NASA has reiterated. She also suggests downloading a free astronomy app - Celestron SkyPortal is her favorite - in order to locate the ...
  • Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenage boy's legs bloodied

    Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenage boy's legs bloodied

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    After three days bedridden at Dandenong Hospital, Sam on Tuesday needed the help of a wheelchair to get home, his feet still bandaged. According to reports, Sam's father Jarrod Kanizay said while his son was recovering in hospital, his family is still waiting for a response from doctors who are still examining the weird creature.
  • Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta

    Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta

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    Bungie recently revealed what kind of system requirements the beta shall have and they are surprisingly in check with low-to-mid end systems. Those who wish to capture footage of Destiny 2 while playing in Exclusive Fullscreen can use a dedicated streaming PC, as well as capture hardware like Elgato and AVerMedia .
  • Expedition 52 crew prepares to fly to International Space Station

    Expedition 52 crew prepares to fly to International Space Station

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    The new expedition members include Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazanski, US astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency Paolo Nespoli. He shared his enthusiasm for space in a tweet shortly before launch. This new crew will remain at the space station until mid-December, according to NASA .
  • Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone

    Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone

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    The pricing for the phone starts at $720. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor , which also powers phones like - Samsung Galaxy S8 , Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11 , and the OnePlus 5 . consumers from the original Z Force . However, when it comes to straight mAh capacity, there is no escaping that this year's model has seen a substantial reduction, with the new Moto Z2 Force coming equipped with a 2,730 mAh battery , compared to the 3,500 mAh battery that was ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches August 23

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches August 23

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    It also showed a blue stylus, a key feature of Samsung's Note line. To everyone's surprise, it might also come with a 4K display, more reason being Sony offers one on its Xperia XY Premium. Samsung might have revealed the Galaxy Note 8's processor in an official tweet a while back. The S8 range was launched in the largest market, Brazil, in May when Samsung also reported that global sales of the device had reached 5 million.
  • Hansa marketplace shuttered along with AlphaBay

    Hansa marketplace shuttered along with AlphaBay

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    But that new traffic, tens of thousands of users, was unaware that Dutch police had already secretly taken control of Hansa, giving them the ability to identify and track buyers and sellers of illicit goods. Cazes was arrested on request of the U.S. embassy, and was found dead in the cell's toilet after apparently hanging himself with his towel. Identifying dark nets sites is notoriously hard as they often operate as hidden services, using the free anonymity software Tor to protect their ...
  • Ginobili to return for 16th season

    Ginobili to return for 16th season

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    He is a four-time NBA Champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist with the Argentinian National Team and a two-time All-NBA player. A three-time All-Star, Ginobili made $14 million a season ago. He had one of the highlights of the post-season, blocking James Harden's potential game-winning 3-pointer in Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
  • Britain unveils Jane Austen bank note on anniversary

    Britain unveils Jane Austen bank note on anniversary

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    However, the Jane Austen £10 note will not come into circulation until September 14. It's printed on polymer, just like the recently re-launched 5-pound note, which features Winston Churchill. It is also the first Bank of England note to have a feature to help visually impaired people. He said: "It's two things - it captures much of her spirit, that is the quote, you can read it straight, there is no enjoyment like reading, and we agree with that".
  • New Apple iPhone Could Cost $1200

    New Apple iPhone Could Cost $1200

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    A source told the site that June was a tense month for engineers and designers with " a sense of panic in the air". Bank of America Merrill Lynch lowered its estimates for Apple 's iPhone shipments by 11 million for the year, the latest Wall Street firm to expect launch delays.
  • Messenger app is about to inherit Facebook's most annoying feature

    Messenger app is about to inherit Facebook's most annoying feature

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    User-targeted ads will appear on the home screen of the application, which acts as an inbox for recent conversation with Facebook friends and automated bots of pages. In a post on the company's Messenger blog site, Facebook announced the global beta expansion of Messenger ads . I am not sure how Facebook monitored that because I personally feel bad after seeing ads taking half of the screen.
  • Wimbledon 2017: Complaining Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-final for ninth time

    Wimbledon 2017: Complaining Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-final for ninth time

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    Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert called for a discussion on the scheduling. All except court number 1, where Rafael Nadal and Gilles Muller had a spectacular match with ended after more 4 hours of active play. A third break of the match came his way at the start of set two, but Mannarino - striking the ball sweetly from a short backlift - fought back admirably from 3-0 down to force a tie-break.
  • Blizzard Once Again Teases Doomfist as the Next Potential Overwatch Hero

    Blizzard Once Again Teases Doomfist as the Next Potential Overwatch Hero

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    However, it remains unclear whether the new Doomfist is a hero or a villain until Blizzard officially reveals the character. Now that Doomfist has been hinted by Blizzard, it won't be long until " Overwatch " fans will be getting constant updates regarding the character as this has been the penchant of the famed game developer.
  • Mass Effect Andromeda DLC Cancellation Denied by Bioware

    Mass Effect Andromeda DLC Cancellation Denied by Bioware

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    In April, as we reported, BioWare scaled down its Montreal studio , whose staff had developed Mass Effect: Andromeda with help from BioWare's other studios in Edmonton and Austin. Speaking with three sources familiar with BioWare's plans, Kotaku has found out that single-player DLC just isn't in the cards for Andromeda . Yesterday, a widely circulated Facebook post from a group claiming to be called Sinclair Networks said that it had been working on Andromeda's DLC until BioWare ...
  • See NASA light up the morning sky with colorful fake clouds

    See NASA light up the morning sky with colorful fake clouds

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    The launch of the Terrier-Improved Malemute two-stage sounding rocket had been repeatedly rescheduled , but the rocket finally got its chance at 4:25 a.m. Research on luminescent clouds like these allow scientists on the ground to better track particle motions in space across vast areas. According to NASA , the facility received almost 2,000 reports of the cloud sightings from New York , Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
  • SNES mini pre-orders already on eBay with huge markup

    SNES mini pre-orders already on eBay with huge markup

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    Star Fox 2 was completed all the way back in 1995, but its release was ultimately cancelled. The most obvious change is the console itself, which is a miniature Super Famicom instead of a miniature SNES . Games such as "Super Mario Run" have been popular in terms of downloads, but Nintendo said it did not generate the revenue it wanted to from the game, perhaps because of the $10 initial fee to play the game.
  • Google to stop reading Gmails to help sell ads

    Google to stop reading Gmails to help sell ads

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    The move was announced in a blog post written by Google Cloud SVP Diane Green. Since Google does not scan G Suite emails for the purposes of ad targeting, the company wanted to unify the policy and expectations between its business-related services and its consumer offerings.
  • IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps

    IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps

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    Free space is a perennial problem on many iPhones - especially those saddled with just 16GB of storage. See what's new in iOS 11 with our deep dive into the new iOS 11 features that matter the most and how the iOS 11 vs iOS 10 comparison shapes up now that Apple showed off a new look and new options for your iPhone and iPad .
  • Nintendo Releases Switch Update With HDMI-CEC Bug Fix, Other Improvements

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    Depending on your TV, the mode is changed. You'll be able to find all the changes on Nintendo's website , so head on over if you'd like to see what else is new with the console following the update. The new update also allows players to receive game-specific news from a registered channel. With the Nintendo Switch foregoing the D-pad on the standard Joy-Con set-up, this opens the opportunity not only to use a controller better designed for the game but also to use a controller than fans of ...
  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

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    The mission has also found 50 candidates similar in size to Earth, with more than 30 of them confirmed. But researchers don't know much more than that. Seven of the 10 newfound Earth-size planets circle stars that are just like ours, not cool dwarf ones that require a planet be quite close to its star for the right temperature.
  • Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case

    Supreme Court to take Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case

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    There also are questions, in this particular case, on whether a court may hear a challenge to a redistricting plan based upon a claim of partisan gerrymandering if the challenge is statewide, and not district-by-district, and on whether the state's Republican leaders had been denied any chance to defend their plan under the formula that the lower court had only disclosed in announcing its final decision.
  • Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

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    Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
  • Samus Returns Trailer & Release Date — Metroid

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    Well, we wanted Metroid , and Metroid is what we got! ◆ As we saw yesterday, The Legend of Zelda franchise will appear in the Nintendo Switch version of Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim when it releases this summer. On the upper screen, players control Samus, who can run, jump, flip and morph into a movable sphere, while on the bottom screen, a map keeps tabs on progress through the game's labyrinthine nether regions.
  • Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

    Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

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    Apple executive Craig Federighi made the announcement Monday at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California. Still, they won't be allowed to input destinations while driving. This so called "dark mode" has always been rumoured and could help to make looking the iPhone at night easier on the eye. Apple may be able to help.
  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

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    Amazon and Google have been put on notice with the advent of Apple HomePod . It wouldn't be the first time that Apple hopped on the bandwagon of a technology product popularized by a competitor. The price is quite a jump from Google's $129 Home and Amazon's $180 full-sized Echo. More than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than doubling from last year, according the research firm eMarketer.
  • Global growth "better but not good enough": OECD

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    The Paris-based research body also cut its economic growth forecasts for the USA this year and next, saying stimulative measures it had expected from the Trump administration would now likely be implemented later than it had previously anticipated.
  • TRAI defends decision to impose penalty on 3 firms

    TRAI defends decision to impose penalty on 3 firms

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    This, it said was violation of the terms and conditions of license "which also caused a lot of inconvenience to consumers". The PoI issue has been at the centre of a battle between Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio on one side and incumbent telcos Bharti Airtel , Vodafone and Idea on the other.
  • Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

    Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

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    Certainly when animals are habituated to being around people, and the sea lion looked like he had no fear, the best thing for animals is not to trust their intentions are good. Despite the fact that they're wild animals, you'd often see tourists doing stupid shit like holding fish in their mouths, bending right down over the edge, and letting a sea lion grab it.
  • Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

    Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

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    The upgrade will be available for around 800,000 vehicles in total, giving a huge number of Ford auto owners the chance to get big infotainment improvements without having to buy a newer model auto. This is also Ford's first software update of such scale, and shows the work of some 400 new software engineers that Ford has recently hired. iPhone users hoping to add CarPlay functionality will need a visit to their dealer to update the USB hub (via TechCrunch ).
  • WhatsApp introduces 'Pinned Chats' to Android

    WhatsApp introduces 'Pinned Chats' to Android

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    Now, you will not need to scroll down numerous chats to get to your favourite one. In any case, now that it is available to the public, the pinned chats feature will allow users to fix important chats on top of any other chats for easy access.
  • US Senate Approves Heather Wilson to Be New Air Force Secretary

    US Senate Approves Heather Wilson to Be New Air Force Secretary

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    During her confirmation hearings, Wilson said she plans to address the Air Force's pilot shortage as well as seek additional funding for the service's modernization efforts. Wilson had previously mentioned once confirmed, she would resign from her post as president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Wilson was questioned whether she had evidence of her work for the government-owned lab, which assembles and constructs parts for nuclear weapons, with the senators hinting she ...
  • OnePlus 5 teased by company's CEO

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    LG's G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 have proven that it's possible and that it creates a handsome phone. Still, we do expect the OnePlus 5 to offer noticeably better battery life than the OnePlus 3T, thanks to the more efficient hardware inside and perhaps better software optimization as well.