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Xiaomi's new Mi Pay only works with one phone

To use the service, you require Xiaomi smartphone with NFC support and a secure element processor that has passed the EAL 6+ test. It's likely Xiaomi took NFC out of newer models as a cost-cutting measure, as earlier phones like the Mi 3 had it.

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State Election Systems Were Hacked

As a result, Reagan shut down the state's voter registration system for almost a week. "This is a wake-up call for other states to look at their systems", Tom Hicks, the chairman of the federal Election Assistance Commission, told Yahoo .

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Hackers bring down Battlefield 1 beta

A hacking group has claimed responsibility for the DDoS attack that took down EA's servers for a good part of yesterday. The company's online services have reportedly been targeted and brought down by a DDOS attack. A group styling itself PoodleCorp on Twitter claimed responsibility for the attack, though its supposed involvement hasn't been independently confirmed.

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Facebook Founder Pledges to Work with Local Developers for Better Internet Connectivity

The Facebook founder said he was proud of using Hausa language on Facebook site, and he also said they will continue to put the remaining languages in Nigeria on his website. Zuckerberg is "learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria", Africa's most populous country, he said Tuesday in a post on his Facebook page . His visit is meant to give the technology magnate an insight on how Africa is embracing the sector so that Facebook can better support tech development and ...

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Samsung Elec Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed due to quality testing

While Samsung hasn't confirmed the reason for this massive delay, it's likely due to a growing number of reports that the Galaxy Note 7's battery is exploding . Samsung responded swiftly by acquiring the damaged phones for testing. The Note 7 has been a hugely popular device for Samsung with it selling out across world and this problem could be a major blow for the firm.

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Leslie Jones Gets Pep Talk From Slimer Voice Actor After Hack

This isn't the first time Jones has been an online target. In July, she was victimized by a barrage of racist and sexist Twitter comments that prompted her to temporarily leave the social network. Leslie Jones has not posted anything to her twitter in the aftermath of this online attack . "Some of those that cyberbully attempt to identify something that you're particularly sensitive about, and because they know that it will get under your skin", Dr.

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Mukesh Ambani declares war with Reliance Jios super cheap data prices

Customers will no longer pay for voice calls as Ambani said that users must be charged either for voice or data, not both. Ambani said that Reliance Retail introduced a line-up of super affordable 4G LTE smartphones under the LYF brand, starting at Rs 2,999, and it will launch more models at progressively higher price-points like Rs 3999, Rs 4999 and so on.

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Poodlecorp DDOS takes EA, Blizzard servers down

Keep an eye on the EA support Twitter account for the latest updates should the servers start to struggle again. The game takes place during World War 1, but just how accurate is it? The open beta is available for PC, Xbox and PS4, and the full game launches on 21st October.

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Truck Carrying Airbag Parts Explodes, Incinerates Home

The explosion caused fires, which damaged 10 nearby houses, also injuring the driver and passenger of a passing Toyota vehicle. The truck, hauling a flatbed trailer loaded with airbag cartridges, was traveling from Del Rio to the Takata plant in Eagle Pass, Texas .

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Donald Trump, Mexican President Take Fight Over Wall Payment To Twitter

Trump said that the small matter of who pays for his massive border wall - at an estimated cost of between $15 billion and $25 billion, per The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler - somehow wasn't mentioned during his meeting with the man whose government would be footing the bill.

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Microsoft 'Holographic Shell' Aims to Immerse You in Windows by 2017

During the announcement, Terry also showcased a video of a real Windows 10 Holographic experience running on Intel NUC at 90 frames per second. It seems as though the update is now only available to carrier unlocked phones, so you may have to wait a little unless you managed to get the update through the Windows Insider program.

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Apple CEO says European Union tax ruling 'total political crap': Irish Independent

In this vein, responding to the question of whether Apple has anything to apologize for or if it did anything wrong, Cook said succinctly "no, we haven't done anything wrong". Vestager said she would meet U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew in Washington in September to further discuss the Apple tax case. USA companies are supposed to pay federal taxes on their global profits, but the tax on money made overseas is only due when it's brought back to the U.S.

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Paris preview: Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe

Five driving modes can be selected through the AMG Dynamic Select system; Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual, allowing the GLC 43 Coupe to adapt to the driver's preferences and the conditions. To keep its mass in check, the GLC 43 Coupe sports 360mm-diameter perforated disc brakes with four-piston callipers up front, and 320mm-diameter discs with a single-piston callipers round the back.

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Dragon Ball Fusions Rated in Brazil

The release date for the sequel to the "Dragon Ball" fighting game "Dragon Ball Xenoverse" is drawing closer and closer and it seems like the hype grows even stronger as Bandai Namco introduces new characters to the game. If "Dragon Ball Xenoverse" had a lot of characters, there will be more on "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2". It's looking like a western release for the 3DS title, Dragon Ball Fusions is on the cards if the latest ratings filing is anything to go by.

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Apple is prepping for a major rework of its Mac lineup

This newest accessory has features such as annotating files more broadly across the software like iMessage, Mail and Safari. Amidst the upcoming release of Apple iPhone 7 next week, the tech giant is also busy improving its MacBook Air and iMac.

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Hurricane warnings as Hermine eyes Florida Gulf Coast

While Hawaii prepares for the possibility of a Hurricane Lester after a pounding by Tropical Storm Madeline, the East Coast is preparing for the wide-ranging effects of Hurricane Hermine. "This is a deadly, life-threatening storm", Mr Scott said, noting that 8,000 members of the Florida National Guard were prepared to be mobilised. Hermine will then cut through the southeastern USA and re-emerge over ocean water off the Carolina coast, although probably no longer as a tropical storm.

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Google publishes Android 7.0 Nougat factory images

Google's updated timeframe for the release of Android OS has been put to effect without any hitches. Other flagship Android devices will get the upgrade towards the end of the year or early 2017. "That could well spill onto next year". We also shared the steps to help you update Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to the final version of Nougat. You can also reply directly from notifications, something that iOS has actually had for longer than Android.

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United States and Russian Federation both claim credit for death of ISIL spokesman

The spokesman for ISIS Abu Mohammed Al-Adnani has reportedly been killed in Aleppo yesterday whilst "inspecting military operations". Hammered by two years of US -led coalition airstrikes and military losses on the ground, Adnani increasingly called in audio messages for attacks against the United States and Western countries.

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Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus Prices Leaked Before Its Launch Event

The current iPhone 6s Plus is available with 128GB at the most, so it's good to see Apple finally introducing a larger storage option. Beside iPhone , one can also expect an Apple Watch 2 along with a host of other announcements to be made on a press event on September 7.

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Why Facebook was launching a satellite into space

On Twitter, Space X founder Elon Musk said : " Loss of Falcon vehicle today during propellant fill operation ". "Cause still unknown. More soon", Musk tweeted . "Originated around upper stage oxygen tank ". The Amos-6 was the heaviest payload to date for a SpaceX rocket, with an estimated value of between $200-300 million, according to John Logsdon , former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.

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Reliance Jio Launches Digital Services With Jio Welcome Offer

In 2003, the undivided Reliance had created a storm of kind by announcing monsoon hungama, offering wireless connectivity for an unheard price of Rs 501. A special discount to students has been offered with 25 per cent more data on the main tariff plans. The entry of Reliance Jio may have led to the biggest disruption in the Indian telecom landscape.

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Facebook updates its 'Offers' for advertisers

On Wednesday, to speed up the process, Facebook said it was introducing new technology that "pre-fetches" the contents of an advertiser's mobile website, meaning it stores its contents in Facebook servers for faster access when a consumer clicks on the ad.

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Facebook disappointed by SpaceX loss for project

A rocket that was scheduled to launch an Israeli communications satellite into space exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida. SpaceX had successfully launched a Falcon 9 last month, sending a Japanese communications satellite into orbit and then landing the rocket on a floating drone ship.

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Excitement in Springfield for sainthood of Mother Teresa

She was convinced of the value of the nun's work among the poor in the city's teeming slums and struck up a friendship with her. "If you question Mother Teresa you are seen as anti-poor". At a reception following her talk, she stood at the door of the gymnasium and greeted each and every one of the approximately 900 people who entered.

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SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral

The test was in advance of a planned Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is next to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. What do you think about the SpaceX explosion this morning? A spokesman for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station said there was a "significant" explosion just after 10 a.m.

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Irritated iPhone 6 users sue Apple over 'touch disease' defect

In this elephantine event, the new MacBook Pro along with the latest Apple watch 2 may be revealed. Unfortunately, rumors suggest that Apple might also terminate the 16 GB model , and move up to a 32 GB model . While Bluetooth headphones are getting better, it's still painful to pair them with your phone, charge them, etc. Apple AAPL launched its first-generation Apple Watch previous year.

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Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 deliveries for quality checks

The company is delaying shipments of its latest flagship until it can do more quality control testing. While some users who saw the post claim the photo looked very similar to the Galaxy Note 7 that was reported to have burnt in the first incident, the others claimed that the models were different.

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Porsche India launches sports auto 911 GT3 RS in India

Porsche to widen its reach and product porfolio in India and has gone ahead to recently introduce one of its most powerful 911 variants in the country. The new RS model is around ten kilograms lighter than the 911 GT3. Porsche 911 GT3 RS allows drivers to share and compare data with fellow owners. Other standard features are the Club Sport Package with a bolted-on roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and separately provided six-point safety harness for ...

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New Beats Products to Debut Alongside iPhone 7 on September 7

We'd bet he barn on it. The iPhone 7 Plus will use the same processors as the iPhone 7, but combine them with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM - 50% more than the standard handset. Sony's new MDR-1000X noise cancelling wireless headphones are on show this week at IFA and come in at a $399 price point and specs that put it in line to be a competitor of the wireless $349 Bose Quiet Comfort 35s we reviewed and loved earlier this year.

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Apple made a decision to copy Samsung for a change

Xintec, an affiliate of TSMC, will start fulfilling orders for iris recognition solutions in the fourth quarter of 2016, reports MoneyDJ via DigiTimes . If it's going to be the latter, then it's just like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 all over again, since the South Korean phablet comes with both an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor.

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Pope Francis talks tech and charity with Facebook founder

Speaking at a live question and answer session in Italy, Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is providing the tools for people to be able to share information but is not itself a media company or publisher. The famous programmer went to Italy over the weekend to attend the wedding of fellow business person and Spotify's CEO, Daniel Ek . Zuckerberg stated you could feel his warmth and kindness and how deeply he cares about helping people.

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Bridgewater to miss National Football League season due to torn ACL

Sugarman himself said the recovery time would be "significant", but the team's quick response to stabilize the knee and Bridgewater's positive attitude moving forward give hope that Teddy will play again for the Vikings - just not in 2016. The ACL and knee were likely close to failing at anytime, and it just so happened that it was a non-contact injury, but what if it would have been a contact play, or worse yet, held on until the first time he was sacked in a game, maybe on September 11? ...

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Sony Announce September 2016 PlayStation Plus Lineup

The way Sony approached raising the price of PlayStation Plus subscriptions felt a little underhanded. This month will see six games arrive, spread across four platforms - including PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. With three classes to choose from, you can tailor the combat experience to your liking. On the PlaySation 3 front there's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and Datura .

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Bakken pipeline protest in Iowa leads to arrests

According to the Des Moines Register , lawyers for Dakota Access told the Iowa Utilities Board last week that almost a quarter of the pipeline's section in Iowa had been welded and lowered into the ground. In a statement issued Wednesday, the forum's chairman, Alvaro Pop Ac, called for a "fair, independent, impartial, open and transparent process to resolve this serious issue and to avoid escalation into violence and further human rights abuses".

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OnHub router hits one year mark, now works with Philips Hue Lighting

According to a blog post from Google, the company has officially partnered up with Philips Lighting to bring controls for the company's popular Hue lighting system directly into the IoT-minded OnHub. Some of the more noteworthy features include the OnHub guest network, which allows users to designate which devices on their private network are shared with guests, and the ability to not only determine which Wi-Fi band is faster, but automatically switch your network between its 2.4GHz and 5GHz ...


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