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SpaceX's Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad, no injuries reported

The large blast, subsequently followed by smaller explosions over several minutes, was caught on radar and shook buildings several miles away, according to the Associated Press . Disaster struck as workers at the launch pad prepared for a test firing of the rocket. An unmanned SpaceX rocket has exploded during a routine test at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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Hands On With the Asus ZenWatch 3

Hold the ZenWatch 3 in you hand and the quality of the finish is obvious. With an ultra-thin 9.95 mm profile, the ZenWatch 3 is definitely a looker and better built than its square-shaped predecessors. There are also basic fitness features. So, it's fair to say the company is hoping to mop up a few iPhone users, along with the Android faithful. Underneath either a gunmetal, gold or silver body lies Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear processor specifically optimised for wearable devices.

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Nintendo NX Uses A 6.2 Inch Multitouch Screen With 720p Output

According to Nintendo insider, Emily Rogers , Nintendo NX is in prototype stage, and will be using a 6.2 inch multitouch screen with a resolution of 720p. Gaming analysts say this versatility might the device's main selling point. The publication also added that the NX's detachable controllers will mean the end of the Wii Remote.

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Samsung May Recall Galaxy Note 7 Units Due to Faulty Batteries

Local reports that Samsung has stopped shipping the flagship phone are not true, according to company spokeswoman Sophia Kim. Samsung has delayed further shipments of the phone to resolve the problem. We asked Samsung for comment and recently received the following: "In response to questions on Galaxy Note 7 , we are conducting a thorough inspection with our partners".

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Microsoft announces Office Insider for iOS, adds a Fast ring for all

Talking about the fast ring, Microsoft's Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Office 365 Client Apps and Services, commented that "these builds are what Microsoft employees have access to internally". In other Office news, Visio Online Preview is rolling out for commercial customers in First Release. Windows Information Protection (WIP), Microsoft's data leak prevention technology is now available the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for Windows.

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Sony's Xperia Projector turns any surface into 21-inch touchscreen

Sony's digital image sensor business is doing extremely well and Xperia XZ will sit on top as flagship technology showcase. Touting a 5.2in Full HD 1080p display, the Xperia XZ boasts a vibrant screen that uses Bravia technology as seen in the firm's TV sets.

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Samsung reportedly gearing up to announce a Galaxy Note 7 recall

Announcement of a recall was unlikely on Friday because Samsung was in talks with Verizon and other business partners. Since the Note7 phablet launched in Korea on August 19, "there have been several reports in Korea and overseas claiming that the phone exploded while charging", The Korean Herald reported .

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Lenovo Moto Z Play Specs

The phone has an internal storage of 16 GB and it can be expanded by the SD card. Unlike the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the Moto Z Play also reintroduces the 3.5mm headphone jack ( just as the rumours and leaks suggested). The major highlight of the smartphone is its 3510mAh battery . The camera features a 12MP image sensor, 10x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, xenon flash, and allows you to shoot in RAW format.

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Don't drive impaired this Labor Day weekend

Throughout the holiday weekend, officers across the state will partake in Operation C.A.R.E. - Combined Accident Reduction Effort. "I can not stress enough that we want you to enjoy time with your friends and families during this special summer holiday, but please don't drink and drive", Sheriff Robert Bryan said.

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Latest track and updated impacts from Hurricane Hermine

City crews struggled to keep up with demand for sand with sandbags. Hermine was upgraded to a hurricane Thursday afternoon. A tropical storm warning was in effect for Geneva, Henry and Houston counties in southeast Alabama, where gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible through Friday.

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Another huge iPhone 7 leak shows the upgrade we've been waiting for

This Cupertino, California based company has sent out invitations with a tagline "See you on the 7th". The tech orchestra is to happen on the 7th September at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco . Apple might switch up the technology but there are no confirmed reports of this. On the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus will be available at 6,088 yuan (approx Rs 61,200), 6,888 yuan (approx Rs 69,200), and 7,888 yuan (approx Rs 79,300) respectively.

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EU approves mobile phone joint venture in Italy

The Commission, which polices European Union competition policy, said "the effective structural remedies offered by Hutchison and VimpelCom fully address the Commission's competition concerns". Hutchison's previous attempt to combine its Three UK subsidiary with Telefonica's (TEF.MC) O2 UK was blocked by the European Commission in May because it failed to allay concerns that the deal would reduce competition in Britain.

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Troopers say no survivors in Alaska midair crash

The incident occurred in the skies north of Bethel before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, according to the Alaska National Guard. A Renfro employee said the company was not immediately releasing information. Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. expressed condolences to the family and friends of those killed in the crash. KYUK reached out to Renfro's Alaskan Adventures and Hageland Aviation but could not get a statement.

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Take TV on the Go With Plex DVR

You can then access your content on a set-top box like Roku or Fire TV, or even an HTPC. Plex now has a Windows 10 app, and is in closed beta testing for a Windows 10 Mobile version. That's not to say Plex is the only answer. The company has partnered with SiliconDust , creators of the popular HDHomeRun (HDHR) line of tuners.

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Apple Teases iPhone 7 Ahead of September 7 Event

Meanwhile, a new leak spotted by Nowhere Else shows the hypothetic packaging of the iPhone 7 Plus. Notably, this is the fifth year that Apple will be holding an early September event to launch its flagship product, according to The Verge .

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IPhone 7 leaked specs sheet hints the 16GB iPhone really is dead

Again, this is great news for anyone looking to buy a new iPhone this year, as it seems to confirm that Apple will fix its iPhone storage problem and address any headphone jack-related criticism right out of the box. All the tech journalists will be attending IFA, that's why Apple is so giddy to show off the iPhone 7 because a launch at IFA will get them far more press than planning their own solo event.

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Reliance 4G network to offer app-to-app calling service

Things are going to get evolved into all you can need plans where you, the consumer will have to pay a fixed charge and there will be some element of voice, data, everything built into it. From a past couple of months, Reliance Jio has been all over the news. Jio is a data-strong network built for the Internet. Voice revenues are expected to decline on cheaper data plans, while data tariffs will be impacted by rise in usage and subscriber addition.

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Child Welfare Officials Investigating Anthony Weiner

The photos were part of a months-long exchange between Weiner and the woman and numerous messages were sexual in nature, according to the Post report. Diaz even took his issues even farther, saying as a mother, Abedin, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's closest advisor, is not exempt of blame and as a parent should also be investigated.

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HTC Vive could go cordless with a wireless prototype in the works

A working prototype of the HTC Vive wireless VR headset will be shown this fall. A Bulgarian VR startup is promising a fix to the problem, though, saying that an untethered, wireless solution for the HTC Vive will be ready for demonstration sometime this fall.

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Transatlantic trade talks should be halted: French trade minister

Prague was one of the enthusiastic backers of what was once describes as the most ambitious trade deal ever - TTIP or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The blows to TTIP come just days after another multilateral trade deal supported heavily by the Obama administration suffered a significant setback.

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Baidu to test autonomous vehicles in California

Speaking at the annual Baidu World conference, Nvidia co-founder and Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang announced that his Santa Clara, Calif. -based company will work with Baidu to build a self-driving auto platform whose algorithm-based operating system will include cloud-based, high-definition maps and the ability to perceive and react to different road environments.

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Windows 8/10's Boring Old Solitaire Has Reached a Huge Number of Players

Microsoft released some facts about Windows Solitaire on the official Xbox website , where we learn that an average of 55 million games of Microsoft Solitaire Collection are played every day. Events will be added to Microsoft Solitaire Collection sometime this fall. The game was so popular that Microsoft held a Solitaire tournament on the game's 25 year in 2015.

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British Telecom Giant Is Suing Valve Over Steam Patent Infringement

Specific examples of infringing behavior are provided: Steam performs all of the nine steps in claim 21 of the Gittins Patent, for instance, while Steam Broadcasting walks all over claim 18 of the Buckley Patent. The user requests content directly from the portal instead of requesting content separately from each of the subscription services. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in Delaware.

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Free PS Plus And Xbox Live Gold Games Announced For September 2016

The most obvious source of inspiration for " Lords of the Fallen " is the famously hard " Dark Souls " series, which delights in punishing its players for the smallest of mistakes. For those who want to simply sign up for the service and play, the client will provide all the games available via boxes on a scrolling page. The game features slow attacking weapons which require a slow tactical approach and skill.

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September 2016 PS Plus free PS4, PS3 games revealed

Sony has been investing heavily in the Middle East as part of its strategy to grow its presence in emerging markets. You can download the PlayStation Now app for Windows here. Console releases tend to aim for the lucrative Christmas market and the latest rumours suggest this is no exception. Sony has already announced that its PlayStation VR will be released in the United Kingdom on October 13.

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Microsoft's Sunrise calendar app gets a stay of execution

Last year, Microsoft promised to leave Sunrise on the market "until its features are full integrated into Outlook". Following the acquisition, the company announced that it'll be killing Sunrise's app and integrating some of Sunrise's features into Outlook.

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Apple iPhone 7: Nobody Wanted It Anyway

What internal storage option do you think Apple should be offering on their Apple iPhone 7 this year? What's more, the packaging leaflet also seems to confirm the existence of a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus. We don't know how much the iPhone 7 will cost, but Apple's prices tend to be pretty stable, so it's possible to take a good guess. The latest leaked pictures have also suggested that a 32GB base storage model will make its debut next week, for the first time in the 10-year history of iPhone.

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Google Rolls Out Android Nougat

Impatient early adopters have a couple of options. Google may be announcing a new Android OS without a new Nexus device for the first time but a new device will definitely be available before the end of the year. Google's latest OS brings new features like an improved notification shade and split-screen multitasking to the mobile OS, while also improving on features like Doze that came with Marshmallow past year.

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The Axon 7 Mini is a shrunk-down version of ZTE's flagship

The new phone isn't really miniature by any reasonable standard: it's got a 5.2-inch screen, compared to the 5.5-inch Axon 7, and looks nearly exactly the same as its predecessor in press photos. The phone seemed to perform great during my demo, but running multiple big apps at the same time could be an issue. There's a 16-megapixel camera on the back of the Axon 7 Mini that offers phase detection autofocus and a dual LED (single-tone) flash, and around on the front of the phone there's an ...

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Apple case highlights huge untaxed profits of corporate giants

He also said the commission was rewriting Apple's record in Ireland, overriding Irish law and disrupting the worldwide tax system. The head of the tech firm has given his first Irish interview since Tuesday's landmark decision by the European financial watchdog.

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Apple iPhone 7 prices leaked before launch date

Interestingly, a report by MobiPicker has claimed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be cheaper than its respective predecessors. However, Apple has yet to say exactly what it has planned and likely won't until September 7, when the company will hold a special press event where it's expected to unveil the next iPhone .

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Facebook clones Snapchat once again with new 'instant video' feature for Messenger

With Instant Video, you can bring your conversations to life in the most authentic way - seamlessly and instantly", Facebook explains. As on Snapchat, the feature only works if both of you have the conversation open. Granted, Facebook Messenger has enabled users to make video calls since past year, but Instant Video is a more lightweight feature that's meant to encourage more video usage inside the messaging app.

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New 3DS StreetPass Mini Games, Mii Plaza Update Available Today

Alongside new games, the Premium upgrade will at long last allow players to meet the Miis of way more people at once. Five new Nintendo 3DS StreetPass mini games, as well as an update to the Mii Plaza, will be available today, Nintendo revealed during today's Direct.

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IPhone7 & 7 plus prices leaked before launch

The iPhone 7 variants will be priced at CNY 5288, CNY 6088 and CNY 7088, respectively, while iPhone 7 Plus variants would cost CNY 6088, CNY 6888 and CNY 7888, respectively. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are said to be powered by an A10 processor. Even though Apple has not provided any confirmation about the specs of the device, the company recently sent out media invitations for an event next week at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on September 7, 2016, which is touted to ...

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IPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus prices leaked ahead of launch

The men claim in the suit that Apple knew of the defect and did not use a metal shield to protect parts of the phone, like designers did in the iPhone 5. The Apple Watch could also be in line for an update at the event in San Francisco, with reports suggesting improved Global Positioning System and a faster processor could be added, as well as a camera for the first time.