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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16241 Available Now

Microsoft has put an end to the Windows Phone 8 .1 mobile OS, which means a number of mobile devices still running the operating system won't receive any more features and even security updates. Microsoft just sent a clear message to consumers fearless enough to bet on its mobile strategy a few years back: You're on your own. Other improvements and fixes were rolled out for Windows Media players, touch keyboard and more.

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US Data Eyed After Yellen's Comments

Gold futures were flat for a second session amid little response to ongoing testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen . The Dow crept up 20.95 points or 0.1 percent to 21,553.09, the Nasdaq rose 13.27 points or 0.2 percent to 6,274.44 and the S&P 500 edged up 4.58 points or 0.2 percent to 2,447.83.

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"World's Smallest GSM Phone" Launched in India

So what does this small, "anti-smartphone" feature phone offer? The phone, nearly the size of a credit card is priced at Rs. 3,940 and is available in three color variants- Silver, Rose Gold, and Black. NanoPhone C can also be paired with smartphones (both Android and iPhone ) to be used as a Bluetooth headset to make and receive calls. It's as big as a credit card and has a functionality to make prank calls.

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Citigroup profits fall 3 percent, hurt by credit costs

But per-share earnings were $1.28, up from $1.24 a year ago as Citigroup continued to buy back shares at a fast pace. The results still beat analysts' forecasts of $1.21 a share, according to FactSet. Citi's chief executive Michael Corbat said alongside its second-quarter earnings today: "Our institutional clients group had a very strong quarter all-around, including its best investment banking performance in seven years".

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BlackBerry KEYone lands at Sprint on July 14

The BlackBerry KEYOne is the first love child of this partnership and it appears to be heading to Sprint in the near future. So, how is this going to work and when will you be able to buy the phone? And as the great Henry Ford said, "You can have any color as long as it's black".

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Zimbabwe bat first in Test vs Sri Lanka

Sikandar Raza's stellar all-round display guided Zimbabwe to their first one-day worldwide series win over hosts Sri Lanka with a nervous three-wicket victory in the fifth and final match at Hambantota on Monday. Ervine helped his side recover from a precarious 38 for three by posting his highest Test score, and the second highest by a Zimbabwean in Sri Lanka.

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BMW, Microsoft to bring Skype for Business to 5 Series cars

Skype for Business is set to be integrated into BMW's iDrive system in yet another new feature resulting from the on-going partnership between Microsoft and BMW. BMW is going all in on Microsoft business tools, with support for Office, Exchange and now Skype for Business. But, that could change, especially in the case of Google , which has been focusing on its Android Auto software to power the vehicle entertainment systems of auto companies, like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles .

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Real look to future with Ceballos signing

After making 30 La Liga appearances for Betis in the 2016/17 season, in Ceballos turned heads in this summer's Under-21 European Championships in Poland as Spain reached the the final only to lose 1-0 to Germany. Real Madrid will reportedly pay 17 million euros ($19.40 million) - more than his 15 million euros ($17.12 million) release clause - to beat competition.

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Everton Bid Rejected As Sigurdsson Misses USA Tour

Gylfi Sigurdsson has not travelled with Swansea City for their pre-season tour of the United States as a big-money move edges closer. Swansea tweeted: 'Having played v Barnet last night, Gylfi did not feel in the right frame of mind to travel due to the current uncertainty over his future'.

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WhatsApp now lets you share any file-type with other users

WhatsApp has already tested the ability of its beta channel and has only now added it to the latest stable update. As is standard with WhatsApp , it normally trickles out new features to ensure everything works according to plan, and now it seems file-sharing is ready for prime time.

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Explosive found inside UP Assembly, CM Yogi Adityanath presses for NIA probe

He said the explosive was found under the bench, third from where the Leader of Opposition sits. "I suggest that everybody present in the assembly should be investigated by the police and that the NIA should investigate into the matter", he said.

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Takata Expands Inflator Recall To 2.7M More Vehicles

Takata didn't identify the vehicle models affected in the notice. But at least 17 deaths worldwide and more than 180 injuries have been linked to faulty inflators that can explode with too much force. Mazda said only about 6,000 of its B-Series trucks will need to be repaired. Ford, which has the most vehicles involved in the latest recall , is reviewing the information and will file a list of models within the five days required by law.

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Hawaii Judge Exempts Grandparents And Other Relatives From Trump Travel Ban

Watson ordered Homeland Security and the State Department not to enforce the ban on "grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins of persons in the United States". The current rules aren't so much an outright ban as a tightening of already-tough visa policies affecting citizens from six Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen.

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London acid attacks: Police investigate four 'linked' incidents

Metropolitan police are advising the the five attacks are suspected as linked. "Inquiries are ongoing and officers from Hackney are now trying to trace the suspects concerned", the Met Police said. The victim was taken to hospital in north London. The force said in a statement: 'Inquiries are ongoing and officers from Hackney CID are investigating.

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Airbnb host fined after sending racist comment to cancel reservation

Although Suh originally confirmed her rooming plans prior to making her way there, she was surprised to find that the host no longer wanted to accommodate her for one simple reason: she was Asian American. Asian Americans are often left out of conversations about race relations, even though we are also targets of racism and discrimination. Until that point, Airbnb , like other "sharing economy" companies including Uber and Instacart, had repeatedly resisted industry regulations, arguing ...

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Which Game Of Thrones House Has The Most Fans Online?

Sansa has had to grow out of being an entitled princess to vengeful Machiavelli in numerous brutal, psychological ways. Stark is, of course, played by British actress Sophie Turner , who has put her hair through the ringer for the sake of the role.

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Boris Diaw Waived by Jazz After 1 Season

The Utah Jazz waived forward Boris Diaw on Thursday, the team announced . The move saved the Jazz $7.5 million in salary for next season. Former Edmond Santa Fe star Ekpe Udoh has agreed to a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz, according to The Vertical.

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Blake Lively To Star In Spy Thriller From James Bond Producers

The film is to be directed by Reed Morano , who previously worked on episodes of the hit television drama " The Handmaid's Tale ". The 28-year-old actress will work with the spy-franchise's producing team and " Meadowland " director Reed Moreno on the project that has been adapted from Mark Burnell's forthcoming novel of the same name.

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France to mobilize 11000 police for Bastille Day ceremony

Getting rdy to leave for France @ the invitation of President Macron to celebrate & honor Bastille Day and 100yrs since US entry into WWI. Shortly after Air Force One touched down at Paris' Orly airport Thursday, the U.S leader went into meetings with USA embassy personnel and US military officials.

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Nelson Cruz stopped the All-Star Game to take a picture and the internet loved it

Seattle's Robinson Cano homered off the Chicago Cubs' Wade Davis in the top of the 10th inning as the American League won its fifth straight All-Star game , 2-1 in 10 innings on Tuesday night. It's a moment Cruz still recalls fondly, and surely a reason why the picture was such an important goal of his All Star Game. Wouldn't that be a distraction? The All-Star Game doesn't count, and it's awesome.

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New Jaguar E-Pace SUV to be revealed tonight

The E-Pace is engineered to be a sportier sort of crossover , thanks to stiff suspension bushings, solid subframe mounts and anti-roll bars. Despite Jaguar's dangerously similar naming scheme, don't confuse this vehicle with the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace , as the E-Pace doesn't sip electrons.

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Leaked Image of Google's Pixel XL Shows New Design

So, yeah, that alleged Pixel XL 2 might have a 6-inch display, but due to the 18:9 ratio and the super-thin bezels , it will barely be bigger than the current XL. My Pixel XL's camera is the primary reason I've held onto it even after the Galaxy S8's release, so I'm just hoping Google doesn't somehow make a misstep for the sequel.

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England's top football division in a rich league of its own

While Leicester City won the Premier League despite being ranked 15th by wage costs, and Chelsea finished eight places lower than their ranking, the report said the subsequent 2016/17 season showed a "stronger correlation between wage costs and league position", with the division's top six wage spenders in 2015/16 filling the top six wage positions in 2016/17.

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Valverde 'right' for Barca - Iniesta

Alli had his best season yet past year, scoring 22 goals and providing 13 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions, and it seems as though that has helped contribute to why Barcelona's top names are convinced that he would be a great signing.

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See The Stunning New Mario Kart VR Game In Action

The game throws you right into the action, placing you in a kart as either Mario, Luigi, Peach or Yoshi, and giving you a whole new perspective of your favourite Mario Kart tracks. But in addition to being universally loved, Mario Kart is so ridiculously fantastical that you probably won't ever skip a beat playing in VR. This new experience - which is notably not in development by Nintendo itself - will offer a new way to experience the iconic series and allow you to get up close and ...

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The White House's exceedingly dishonest attack on the Congressional Budget Office

The White House also shared the video on their official handle saying, "The Congressional Budget Office's math doesn't add up". The short video, issued by the White House, was released onto its YouTube channel. The Trump White House has been highly critical of the CBO's economic projections early in the administration, pointing to past miscalculations by the nonpartisan agency.

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First look images from Disney's A Wrinkle in Time

Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive images that include photos on set, film stills and shots of stars Mindy Kaling , Oprah Winfrey , and Reese Witherspoon . "And in the women themselves, could we just reflect a fuller breadth of femininity?" "I wanted a black Mrs., a white Mrs., and a Mrs. that was not either, and Mindy was the first one that came to mind".

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Apple planning rear-facing 3D laser for future iPhone

In addition to the augmented reality benefits, the 3D system will make for "a more accurate type of autofocus for photography". Right now, ARKit apps rely only on the single iPhone camera to picture and measure the real world into which digital content is placed.

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Kansas State Tabbed Third In Preseason Football Poll

Texas and TCU rounded out the top five followed by West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas. No other school has won more than three total. Dalton Risner (offensive line) and D.J. Reed (defensive back) were joined by sophomore Reggie Walker (defensive line) to give the Wildcats the third-most players on the list behind Texas and defending champion Oklahoma.

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Bruce Arians used to drink paint because he was allergic to milk

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians painted an interesting picture explaining how he tried to get an advantage in football when he was younger. In the book, Arians confirmed February surgery, which was deemed successful and will allow the 64-year-old veteran coach to remain on the sidelines come September and perhaps even longer than that.

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Oculus Rift price cut 'shows a lack of confidence' - SuperData

Facebook has been aggressively cutting the price of its current Oculus Rift headset, which temporarily costs $US400 and requires a $US1,000 PC to run. And while it's horsepower will be greater than that of the Gear VR, it won't have positional tracking technology, the technology that enables a VR headset to identify where a user is in a room.

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Uber and Yandex unite business taxi

Yandex will assume the management of the new business (59,3%), while 36,6% will be owned by Uber, and the remaining 4,1% will be owned by the staff of the two companies. The same can be said for the Russian market, where Yandex has been the market leader but has been in fierce competition to hold on to that position, with Uber equally spending big - as it has done in other markets - to stay in the game and dominate.

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Facebook Messenger Lite finally lands in India

The launch of the Lite version for India by Facebook is an attempt at providing a faster experience to millions of mobile users in India. The Lite app was previously rolled out in countries such as Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

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PC sales suffer as Apple takes a beating on its home turf

PC SHIPMENTS for the second quarter of 2017 fell to the lowest level since 2007, according to analyst outfit Gartner. HP and Dell saw growth in shipments, while Lenovo witnessed a drop. The fifth and sixth spots were held by Asus and Acer, both of which sell budget PCs and saw massive declines in sales. That slump hit Asus hardest, seeing a 40.1% dip in its share of the market last quarter, compared with the same period in 2016.

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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - The Lost and Abandoned Gameplay

Thankfully, the developers at Firaxis Games have now released a brand new gameplay video that details one of the missions for what the company has called its largest add-on for the franchise yet. The expansion to the excellent XCOM 2 is nearly upon us, with XCOM 2 : War of the Chosen launching August 29 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One . Also, XCOM 2 looks unbelievable.


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