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Google launches Trusted Contacts location-sharing app on iOS

Users can also proactively share their location using the app. It sounds like a terrifyingly intimate pact - like getting married, bur worse - but Google's new Trusted Contacts is all about safety. This update has been introduced to the Android app, too. The Trusted Contact app from search engine giant can automatically share your status and location with your friends or loved ones.

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Monaco doubled Thomas Lemar asking price after Arsenal bid below £30m valution

The Gunners have been desperate to land the French worldwide and SunSport understands the Premier League side have finally made a breakthrough. Monaco were expected to be holding out for a fee in excess of £80m for Lemar in some quarters - twice as much cash as Arsenal's opening bid - and had held out hope that such an asking price would cause the Gunners to walk away.

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Nokia to unveil flagship Android Phone August 16th

Judging from the leaked image, Nokia 8 retains the blocky top and bottom bezel that is the signature of the brand, as well as a physical home button. The Nokia 8 is expected to sport a 5.3 Inch display with a Screen Resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. According to the reveals, this Nokia 8 phone has received the place on the Geekbench.

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Apple schooled with £388m fine in University of Wisconsin patent dispute

Interestingly, this comes in the back of another order that required Apple to pay $234 million to WARF on the same charges. The new ruling almost doubles the amount Apple has been ordered to pay, from the previous verdict issued against the Cupertino giant in January this year.

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Chelsea apologise to Chinese fans over Kenedy's 'offensive' social media posts

In the same apology, the club mentions that the 21-year-old player had been "strongly reprimanded and disciplined". Premier League champion Chelsea have tendered an apology to their Chinese supporter for the social media posts made by Kenedy before his side's comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Bird's Nest in Beijing.

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Moto Z2 Force Specifications, Price and Carrier Availability

The phone can also support some pricey external modifications such as with JBL sound boost 2, Moto style shell with wireless charging, Moto insta-share projector, incision vehicle dock etc. It has also added depth-of-field effects like blurring the background behind your subject which is similar to Apple's portrait mode. Now taking a closer view of the camera, the phone will have two 12-megapixel rear sensors and a 5-megapixel sensor at the front for flawless selfies.

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China Q2 smartphone shipments fall 3% year-on-year

According to Canalys , the overall Chinese smartphone market stumbled in the three months ending June 30. Canalys did not specifically reveal how many iPhones Apple sold in China, but said: "The rest of the top ten, including Apple, Samsung and Meizu, all suffered annual shipment declines this quarter".

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Facebook introduces 4K VR support for Live 360, and more

It's worth mentioning here that the streaming and viewing features of Facebook Live in 4K 360-degrees will only work for users who have access to internet connections strong enough to support ultra HD in streaming format (about 20Mbps or more ) and of course, the right kind of video cameras, such as 360-degree 4K UHD action cameras would be ideal for the stream-creator end of this new video option, while 4K UHD monitors, TVs or the aforementioned Samsung Gear VR system would be necessary ...

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Russia's Kaspersky Lab Launches Free Antivirus Software Worldwide

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky lab , Eugene Kaspersky said, "We believe that everyone has the right to be free of cybersecurity fears". Last month FBI agents visited the homes of Kaspersky employees as part of a counterintelligence probe, and the Trump administration took steps to remove the company from a list of approved vendors who sell technology products to federal government agencies.

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Google, Facebook, Netflix, Other Tech Companies Called To Net Neutrality Hearing

The ranking members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Communications Subcommittee have called on the Republican chairs to add some witnesses to a planned September 7 hearing on network neutrality. Zuckerberg earlier wrote in a Facebook post : "If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it".

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Plunging Sperm Counts a 'Major Public Health' Crisis

Australian reproductive expert Kelton Tremellen, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Flinders University, says the paper confirms pervious observations and should act as a "wake-up call" to men. Levine and his team are chalking it up to a handful of factors: exposure to certain chemicals, such as pesticides , smoking , obesity , and stress, for example.

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Here Comes The Boom: NASA Tests Sonic Booms Over KSC

NASA told Bloomberg their new version will be able to reduce the sonic boom by a third to 65 decibels - the same as driving a Mercedes on a motorway. Of the three major obstacles to supersonic travel, which also include high carbon emissions and airport engine noise, the boom has been the toughest to clear, Coen says.

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PUBG Unveils New Cosmetics To Fund Upcoming Invitational Tournament

They'll compete in four different modes, including Solo, Duo, Duo FPP (First-Person Perspective) mode and Squad mode across the four-day event. Just the other day, I was telling Ray that I'm liable to spend real money on cosmetic items if they're for a game I'm super into and intend to play long-term.

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DJI Responds to UK Registration Rules

Owners of drones weighing more than 250 grammes will have to register their details and prove that they understand privacy and safety laws in order to be granted permission to fly drones. As per the release on the United Kingdom government's website, damage to the windscreen of helicopters has been cited as one of the reasons for registration.

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State of Texas: Abbott's Special Session

There are 20 items on Gov. Greg Abbott's special session call. "Let the legislating begin". It sent a letter to lawmakers saying $176-million in tourism to that city is on the line if they pass the bathroom bill. These predictable arguments led to a predictable outcome. McCrory lost his re-election bid in 2016 and LGBT organizers have taken the credit, citing his support for North Carolina's controversial HB2 bathroom law that lawmakers later repealed.

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August's Xbox Games With Gold Announced; Includes Slime Rancher, Bayonetta, and More

Trials Fusion lets the player perform a variety of risky stunts and races on different insane locations. These games will be available to Xbox Live Gold users starting next month. That game will be available for download as part of the month's subscription between August 16 and September 15. It's also been well-received with an 80 on Metacritic for Xbox One.

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Roomba maker iRobot wants to sell mapped data of your home

All robovacs use short-range infrared or laser sensors to detect and avoid obstacles, but iRobot in 2015 added a camera, new sensors and software to its flagship 900-series Roomba that gave it the ability to build a map while keeping track of their own location within it.

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Toyota electric vehicle to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

The newspaper reports that other automakers are also developing solid-state batteries for next-generation electric cars. Toyota will launch a long-range electric vehicle that will be able to recharge in just a few minutes in 2022, reports Reuters , citing the Japanese newspaper Chunichi Shimbun .

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Sims 4 Coming to Xbox One

Is the simulation game really coming to the Xbox One console? The Microsoft Store listing for "The Sims 4 " shows that players will be able to "enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world" and "express your creativity as you customize your Sims' distinct appearances and unique personalities".

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Facebook to launch their own speakers gadget with touch

When reached for comment, a Facebook spokesperson sent me the company's standard "Unfortunately we don't have anything to share at this time". Facebook has enormous data of users, their videos and photos. Amazon seems to be working on stealing Apple's thunder who is working on its music-oriented smart speaker - HomePod , priced at $350. Amazon's Echo Show is limited to calling between Echo Shows.

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RPG 'Lost Sphear' to release this January from Square Enix

To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter. With a January 2018 release, you'll only have to wait a few months to find out how well Lost Sphear lives up to those memories. Square Enix announced that the powerhouse armour players can acquire in the game is known as the Vulcosuit.

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SOS alerts to appear Google Search and Maps results

During a crisis, internet users may see an SOS alert at the top of search results when searching for the incident or location. But depending on proximity to the impacted place, users will get notifications pushed to mobile devices. Information included will be similar to that on search including helpful phone numbers and websites and the map will include real-time updates for traffic.

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Airtel profit slips by 75% on stiff competition from Jio

The newcomer has started charging its customers for the 4G service which it is providing from April 1. "The average of that top 5 per cent is our average peak speed metric". The company, which was seeing millions of customers ditch it in favor of Reliance Jio's data services, was able to report a growth of 6.2 mln users in the three months to June, taking the 3G+4G customers to 48.9 mln.

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Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg's 'Limited' Understanding of AI

Zuckerberg answered with his characteristically positive outlook. The Facebook Inc CEO called Mr. Musk's view of AI "pretty irresponsible". "But with AI especially, I am really optimistic", Mr Zuckerberg replied. In 2015, Musk and Y Combinator CEO Sam Altman founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company whose main goal is to work for a safer AI. Earlier this month, Musk had said AI will certainly bring in job disruption as robots will be able to do "everything better" than humans.

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Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam photos, screenshots, key-logging

It has infected almost 400 victims, mostly in the U.S. - though there could be more infections out there - and Wardle has shared his findings with law enforcement. Apple released an update that protected against infections, but variants of the malware can still leave some Macs vulnerable, according to Fortune .

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BioWare's Themed Corn Maze

Jesse Kraay, owner and proprieter of the corn maze, just about manages to convince me he honestly isn't sure what's going on, and I respect that. The corn maze design features one of the Javelin armour suits, a suit a player could choose for their character in the game.

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Intel takes Apple's side after facing acquisition of patent infringement

Intel's modems have in fact been found to be of lower performance than Qualcomm's , and it is nearly certain that Apple was only using them as a supplier to keep Qualcomm in check. In its statement filed this week, Intel writes that Qualcomm's request "is a transparent effort to stave off lawful competition from Qualcomm's only remaining rival".

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Facebook buys digital rights management startup Source3 to protect content creators

Facebook is knuckling down in its efforts to stamp out video piracy following the purchase of content rights management startup Source3, a developer of proprietary software capable of detecting when pirated videos and other content have been shared without permission .

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HTC U11 Sapphire Blue color variant launched in India for Rs. 51990

The U11 is priced at Rs 51,990 and can be purchased from HTC's e-store. The HTC U11 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel, ultra spread autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, dual-LED flash, slow-motion, and 4K video recording.

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IOS 11 prevents your iPhone from automatically connecting to patchy Wi-Fi

Apple are expected to release iOS 11 along with their new iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and 7S Plus handsets. iOS 11 developer beta 4 is a free download for developers. To do this, just go to the Settings on your iOS device, then click on the update to install. There's even a dock, a new app switcher and a Files app so that you can launch apps and manage your documents more easily.

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Water in the Moon's Interior Could Help Fuel Our Trips to Mars

Evidence of water was found in almost all the volcanic deposits that have been mapped across the moon's surface. The big news here is evidence of water is spread across the moon's surface, according to Milliken. This information is useful because if people return to the Moon, they could mine the surface for water instead of carrying it all the way from Earth.

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Google releases last Android O Developer Preview before official launch

You can enroll in the Android Beta Program here if you're not already in it. It's been almost two months since Google last released a new Android O Developer Preview update , but today that drought is finally ending. The image files include a stable version of the Android 26.0.0 Support Library, while an updated version of the Android Testing Support Library will be provided very soon according to Google.

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Google launches Android O Developer Preview 4 with final system behaviors

The final APIs for Android O arrived with the third preview release, so today's update is all about incremental updates and stability. Android O Developer Preview 4 is now available, so get it! Through its first three developer previews , Google hasn't done much with regards to easter eggs outside of adding the orange O.

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Dying Light Gets Another Year of Content

But it's rare for a game like Dying Light to receive a veritable buffet of expansions so long after its release-especially when that content is being made available to players on three different platforms at no cost to them. Even so, it's safe to say that those who keep returning to Dying Light will be looking forward to the studio's next proper project, as it now has two new games in development .

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KKR to buy WebMD in $2.8 bln deal

As part of the merger agreement, WebMD will be absorbed by a KKR portfolio company called Internet Brands , a leading SaaS and web-hosting player in the health space that serves millions of consumers and more than 50,000 health care practices.


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