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Oculus working on a new, tetherless VR headset

We already knew that Oculus Touch was on the way as, not only has it been slated for a 2016 release for a while now, but United Kingdom retailer GAME began taking pre-orders of the device last month. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe boasts that the earbuds sound as good as headsets that costs much more, but we'll reserve judgement on them until we're able to test that independently.

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Twitter sale tweetstorm comes with direct message

The company led by Jack Dorsey has requested binding acquisition bids by the time it reports third-quarter results on October 27, Reuters reported , citing unnamed people familiar with the situation. Twitter's latest bid for engagement: live-streaming NFL Thursday night games. He does not see a compelling strategic rationale for Salesforce to buy Twitter .

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Google Pixel Pre-Orders in US to Receive Daydream View VR Headset

On Tuesday when Google launched Pixel phones, it seemingly left out a minor - albeit important - detail from the announcement, probably because there were bigger things to talk about. For Pixels purchased from the Google Store , Google will handle updates itself - just as it did with Nexus devices. With the release of the changelog for Nougat 7.1, it appears that numerous new software update's interesting features would only be exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL.

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Reasons To Buy the Pixel on Verizon & 3 Reasons Not To

For the first time in years Google's phone isn't very wallet friendly. "Most of Google's justifications for the exclusive are corporate-speak drivel that falsely implies that only Verizon could bring the device to its full potential".

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The British pound sell-off and the flash crash

Mumford, who advises companies on foreign-exchange and interest-rate risks, scrambled to find out why. Derek Mumford, a director at Rochford Capital Pty in Sydney, said he and his colleagues were searching for a reason for the pound's plunge, scanning news-agency reports and the internet.

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Google will show off Pixel, Daydream at NY pop-up store

One of the key additions to the new phones is the Google Assistant , which migrates from Allo to the entire phone. Users looking to buy the phone could either but it unlocked from Google at full price, or buy the phone from Verizon . Buy it from Google, and Google will indeed be responsible for the update process. Now once the Pixel is actually released, hopefully some resourceful Android nerds will find a way to just make the Verizon-sold hardware behave like it came straight from Google.

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Matt Drudge: Is government 'lying' about Hurricane Matthew?

Experts warn the storm is deadly and those in its path should heed warnings. And those in the Caribbean likely will need assistance as they mourn their dead and clean up the wreckage. But we do know that by burning coal, natural gas and oil we are heating up the atmosphere and oceans, and that's expected to strengthen hurricanes like this over time.

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Possible water plumes erupting on surface of Europa

This means that we could sample the water on the satellite without having to drill into it. Observations made by several NASA missions over the last couple of decades have hinted at the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa, one of Jupiter's largest moons.

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Matthew may cause $25-30 billion in insurance losses

Among private entities, Lloyd's of London appears to be the next largest reinsurer followed by Allianz SE; Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.; Everest Re Group, Ltd.; and XL Group plc. This ratio stands higher than 98% of all other readings from the past year, too. The Firm is also licensed to issue policies in Alabama, Michigan, New Hampshire, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Matthew weakens; still powerful Cat. 2 storm

Coastal regions in Florida, Georgia and SC are in the storm's predicted path as it is projected to travel parallel to the coastline while remaining just offshore. We can't rebuild a life". More than half a million Florida residents have lost power , and Florida Power & Light anticipates more outages as the storm makes its way north.

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Google's New Device Aims To Be The Centre Of Your Home

Google Home - Set it up in your house, ask it questions, play music, and control various devices. Google Assistant - This will act as the brains that connects all of the smart devices, and to make it even more useful, they're launching software development tools so that third parties can build functionality.

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Ahead of VP debate, Clinton slams Trump for comments on women

Shortly after parts of Trump's tax returns showing his losses om 1995 were released, he tweeted: 'I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them'. Mr Trump's attempt to shift blame to Mrs Clinton comes after two days in which the candidate and his surrogates have portrayed his avoidance of paying income taxes as a master stroke of business acumen.

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Android Nougat has landed for the Nexus 9 LTE

The device is the first smartphone with built-in Google Assistant , and is part of a major drive to make artificial intelligence span all kinds of Internet-linked devices. Google Pixel and Pixel XL were announced earlier in the week and as at the time of this writing, the two are yet to be available for purchase. The Pixel Smartburst feature allows users to take photos in rapid succession so as to not miss any of the action.

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Humans Can't Live Longer Than 125 Years Old, Study Says

But when the researchers looked at survival improvements since 1900 for people aged 100 and above, they found that gains in survival peaked at around 100 and then declined rapidly, regardless of the year people were born. Their research showed that since the 1900s where humans tend to have a higher survival rate, upon reaching the age of a hundred, there was a decline on the number of people who lives pass that age.

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Three million warned to evacuate as Hurricane Matthew hits USA coast

SC officials warned residents of potentially damaging flooding and storm surge once Matthew arrives there. Emergency workers have struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas of the country and the death toll is expected to rise. On Friday he warned that "the potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life and severe property damage continues to exist". Even if it does not make landfall, it is still expected to get close enough to wreak havoc along the lower part of the coast.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might still be a fire hazard

As a result, AT&T and Sprint have both come forward with a solution for owners of the replacement Galaxy Note 7 . The move comes as federal regulators and Samsung are investigating an incident Wednesday in which a Southwest Airlines flight was canceled after a passenger's Note 7 - allegedly a replacement model - ignited before takeoff.

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Panthers QB Newton misses another practice

The Panthers have "absolute confidence" in Anderson should he be pressed into a starting role, Rivera said. After losing to Carolina in last year's NFC Championship Game, Arizona got off to a 1-3 start, losing their quarterback to a concussion in Week 4.

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Samsung is still looking for upbeat results despite Galaxy Note 7 setback

A new report by Recode shows that USA mobile carrier Sprint is now in talks with Samsung for creating an exchange program for the replaced Galaxy Note 7 units. Samsung's figures may have been able to beat analyst estimates but the Note 7 recall has certainly affected its business. "Once we have examined the device we will have more information to share", A Samsung spokesperson said.

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Ryder Cup 2016: U.S. regain title in style to end Europe domination

Patrick Reed took down Rory McIlroy in the opening match and the Europeans were never really allowed back in it. Mickelson's half point put the US on the verge of the win, and Ryan Moore - picked only the Sunday before under a new system championed by Mickelson to find hot players - delivered the winning point in the next group.

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New "Salton Trough" Fault Line Parallels San Andreas Fault

In the Salton Sea area, for instance, there's been a recent "swarm" of little earthquakes- nearly 200 of them- Scripps said. Going by the deformation patterns they were able to capture, Kent and colleagues are saying that the new fault absorbed some of the pressure from the bigger San Andreas system.

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Jupiter moon may have water plumes that shoot up 125 miles

NASA scientists have found positive signs of life on Jupiter's moon Europa as they believe that plumes of water vapor are escaping from its surface. The plumes are proof that a vast underground liquid water ocean exists beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon.

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Obama: Climate Change Agreement Best Chance to Save the Planet

The Paris climate agreement has reached the milestones needed to take effect, as 70 countries, representing nearly 57 percent of global emissions, have formally signed on to the deal. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton supports the Paris Agreement and says exploiting renewable energy is part of her plan to create jobs.

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Gas prices spike in upper midwest

The same switchover is happening in other states as well, prompting higher prices, according to AAA. Drivers in Texarkana are paying the most statewide at an average $2.07 per gallon. Thats a price two cents higher than the lowest spotted in the state last week. "If gas stations are left without power and do not have a backup supply, the pumps wont work", according to AAA.

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Scientists announce discovery of Brazil's largest dinosaur

Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of what they say is the largest dinosaur ever found in the country. A South American dinosaur of truly magnificent proportions is claimed to be the largest ever to have been discovered in Brazil.

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North Stradbroke Island stranded humpback whale nudged to safety by her calf

A Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services (QPWS) boat was at the scene at South Passage between Moreton and North Stradbroke islands, and other humpbacks could also be seen in the nearby area. "The mother was a bit exhausted and distressed". The pair were spotted swimming to safety in deeper waters 10 minutes later. The humpback whale ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) is a species of baleen whale.

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Ex-Christie staffer testifies she sought to sabotage aide

Chris Christie's office from blame. Renna testified that Kelly called her the night of December 12, 2013, one day before Christie said during a news conference he had been assured that no one on his senior staff was involved in the closures, which crippled traffic in Fort Lee on five consecutive mornings in September 2013.

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Katie Price to take break from Loose Women to concentrate on marriage

Katie is set to return to Loose Women in the next few weeks. I thought I was over it. I thought I dealt with it but when I look back I was concentrating on the babies and and I was numb from when it all happened. 'When I started with Kieran I had a good figure, and then I was pregnant for two years back-to-back. Katie - who has three other children from previous relationships - explained: "We are [having therapy together], not because there's anything with our relationship.

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Google Pixel battery life trumps Nexus phones by almost 40%, apparently

Google confirms Android 7.1 dev preview will run on Nexus devices and the Pixel C. However, the current devices will not have the Pixel Launcher feature in the new Pixel phones. Your photos at their full 12 megapixels, and videos in their full 4K glory will be able to find home online in your personal albums on Google Photos without restrictions.

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Hurricane cuts power to about 600000 Florida homes, businesses

Atlantic coast in more than a decade. Forecasters say the greatest danger from the storm is not the wind, but the heavy storm surge that can be as high as 4.5 meters above normal tides. Florida airports had canceled hundreds of flights, a lot of them in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. The United Nations says almost 6 million Haitians have been affected by the storm with 350,000 people needing immediate aid .

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Google Confirms Pixel Phones Are IP53 Certified

If reading all these excites you , you can definitely wait for the roll-out of developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat by this year end, or else, you can purchase a Pixel smartphone via the pre-order, starting Oct 13 at INR 57,000 and above.

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Hurricane Matthew knocks out power for 476000 in Florida

Airlines moved planes and crews out of the storm's path and must now fly them back into the region. It shows a close-up look at the powerful storm as they navigate dense clouds and lightning to measure "steering currents" which provide specific information on the intensity and track the storm will take.

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The 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' beta includes three maps, classic modes

According to the Nielsen company, Battlefield and Call of Duty are tied to be the most anticipated multiplatform game release, while Pokemon wins on the exclusive game front. The beta contains three maps multiplayer maps: Frontier , Frost and Throwback . Frontier is designed for a faster-paced multiplayer match, taking place in "a small section of a giant space station that is in order around the planet Neptune".

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NASA Deployed This Whale-Shaped Drone to Monitor the Hurricane

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way from the Caribbean Sea towards the Floridian coast the crew aboard the International Space Station caught a stunning image of the storm from above. The storm has sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. Hurricane Matthew's forecast track brings the cyclone over Cape Canaveral early Friday. NASA's two now-retired shuttle pads, 39A and 39B, are just a few hundred yards from the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Canaveral beach where potentially high storm ...

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NASA bracing for first hurricane since shuttles retired

The space station's two launch pads jut up from barrier islands, a design meant to protect the public from catastrophes should rocket launches go awry. But Matthew has winds exceeding this, so it may very well damage the center. The seaside center also experienced a storm surge of 1- to 5 feet, far lower than original predictions.

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Play Store Now Allows Users to Try Paid Apps Before buying them

DressCode, a family of Android malware, has been found circulating in at least 3,000 Trojanized apps, security firm Trend Micro said on Friday. This are in fact apps that seem to do no harm, but they actually hide some malicious code or hide code that lets your phone download the malicious one.


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