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Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

An Iranian state-run news website says 12 people were killed and 42 wounded in attacks on the country's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader. The Sunni extremist group is at war with Iran-backed forces in Syria and Iraq . The ILNA news agency said security forces were dismantling a bomb inside the Khomeini shrine and that firing was still going on around the site.

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Apple watchOS 4 is here: Three things to know

Workout and fitness enhancements: Workouts can be swapped on the fly, Apple's Activity mode has extra monthly challenges and the Watch can sync with certain brands of gym equipment to share workout data. How useful this feature will be in watchOS 4 will probably depend on the age of the equipment at your local gym. The update is a substantial release for existing Apple Watch owners but it wasn't accompanied by any new hardware for people not yet bought into the ecosystem.

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IOS 11 feature to curb distracted driving

The stable iOS 11 release is scheduled for fall 2017 and will grace iPhone 5s and later devices, all iPad Air and iPad Pro models, iPad 5th generation, iPad mini 2 and later devices, and iPod touch 6th generation. Apple devices will get this iOS 11 update in the last quarter of this year.Mac High Sierra is now available to Developers and will be available to the public later this year.

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Apple teases 'seriously badass' iMac Pro and other new Macs at WWDC

The Pro seems to be designed specifically with virtual reality (VR) and heavy graphics rendering workloads in mind, much of which will be powered by the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU . The iMac 21.5-inch is pulling an Intel Iris Plus 640 , pushing 80 percent better benches than the previous chip. "Apple announced that it's partnering with Valve to bring the SteamVR SDK to the Mac, and the new graphics options for the 27" version offer the hardware foundation required to power VR headsets for ...

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Twin attacks on Iran parliament and Khomeini shrine, 1 dead

Iran's state TV says four attackers were involved in a parliament shooting that is still underway, and that eight people have been wounded. "How can four armed men enter the parliament, where a very tight security has always been in place", said a senior official, who asked not to be named.

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Amazon Leaked Dissidia Final Fantasy For PlayStation 4

On Amazon , the game is called Dissidia Final Fantasy NT , and touts over 20 playable characters, and loads of summons, weapons, and more. The DISSIDIA series is one that has seen mass success in Japan, while attracting its own cult following in the West with the release of two games on Sony's original handheld, the PSP.

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Apple unveils Home Pod, its Amazon Echo competitor

We tried. many times, but the software isn't enabled yet. When Amazon released the Amazon Echo at the end of 2014, its success took almost everyone by surprise. Smart speakers like the Echo allow for voice interaction but (according to Apple ) don't sound that great. Siri will soon be front and centre on the Apple Watch, just like the Google Assistant has started showing up on Android Wear smartwatches.

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Steam Greenlight is Dead, Long Live Steam Direct

Greenlight shutdown yesterday, and Steam Direct won't launch until June 13th. So thanks to all of you who voted and played games in Greenlight, as we begin the transition to Steam Direct. Additionally, brand-new developers that we haven't worked with before will need to wait 30 days from the time they pay the app fee until they can release their first game on Steam.

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NASA's first mission to Sun renamed Parker Solar Probe

The US space agency has revealed the probe will "touch the Sun" as it flies within 3.9 million miles of the star's surface into the solar atmosphere, which is known as the corona . "But until you actually go out, you have no idea quite how hot it is out there or how windy it is, or what the conditions are like". Parker holds the S Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago , and NASA is honouring his work in heliophysics .

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WWDC 2017: Apple's new HomePod speaker takes on Amazon and Google

Siri can also be used manage smart devices on a home network, such as heating and lighting. It's the same 12-megapixel sensor found in the iPhone 7 complete with f/1.8 aperture lens, optical image stabilization and quad-LED True Tone flash.

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Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing

The desktop PC, available in "Space Grey", will be offered with 8-core, 10-core and 18-core Intel Xeon processors , paired with Radeon Vega graphics , up to 128GB ECC memory and four USB-C ports. The new iPad Pros are powered by Apple's brand new A10X Fusion chips. The screen size adjustment for the 10.5-inch model shows that Apple is searching for a sweet spot between the spacious 12.9-inch and the somewhat crammed 9.7-inch displays of their previous iPad Pro offerings.

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Warriors dismiss 16-0 chatter, focused on Game Three

We're not that type of thing, but when you go through these battles, and from October to now, I definitely feel like I know him a lot better than I did. It was 108.46 in Game 2. Golden State's star point guard Stephen Curry echoed his teammate's sentiment, noting the Warriors' struggles at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA Finals.

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AMD launches Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series

The all-new iMac Pro sports 27-inch Retina 5K display with up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. Kaby Lake is Intel's seventh-generation processor, and it replaces the sixth-generation Skylake processors that were in the previous MacBook Pro .

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Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

And so, music is deep in our DNA, dating back from iTunes and iPod. And so we wanted something that, No. 1, sounded unbelievable. According to Apple, that setup translates to a 30 percent boost in CPU performance and a 40 percent increase in GPU efficiency compared with the preceding A9X chip, which is under the 9.7-inch model's hood.

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IPhone feature to block texts while driving

Soon, you will be able to engage in AR-experiences on your iOS 11 running devices because Apple is building augmented reality directly into the core of iOS , giving developers the tools to blend the physical and virtual worlds. Perhaps this is just Apple's attempt to justify the high $349 price tag. Perhaps you're feeling a little anxious to get it, but will that new software make it to your tablet or phone? Pricing and India availability details are awaited.

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Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

A strong wind is predicted to herald the onslaught on Thursday. "Very high and rough sea conditions with possible storm surges are also very likely along the entire coast of the Northern and Western Cape, which will experience the brunt of the damaging waves".

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Meet Apple's Echo Rival, Homepod

Voice commands and questions for Siri are picked up by a ring of six microphones that run around the middle of the HomePod , although we didn't get a chance to try it out during our demo. The name, of course, is a reference to the iPod, which gave Apple its start in music. New features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages that sync to Apple servers in the cloud.

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Apple Adds iMac Pro as Other Macs Get Performance Upgrades

The Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's annual presentation of everything new in the world of software, is well underway in San Jose , California. Featuring a new, next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an awesome 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.

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Bioware Will Let You Romance Mass Effect Andromeda's Jaal as Scott Ryder

An upcoming 1.08 patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda will bring some substantial changes to the game including an expansion of the character creator, the ability to change Ryder's appearance onboard the Tempest mid-game, and the largest change is the inclusion of a romance option between Scott Ryder and angara character Jaal .

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Apple to Launch Peer-to-Peer Payment Service

The new mobile payment app will be available across all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. iOS 11 , Apple's upcoming operating system for iPhones, will bring with it peer-to-peer payments ie. The announcement comes after Recode reported that Apple had been working on a service to rival Venmo back in April. Even California's Redwood Credit Union , with less than 300,000 members, now facilitates direct money transfers through a mobile app.

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Apple Revamps The iMac Pro As Its Most Powerful Workhorse Ever

The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts from $2,399 and is equipped with a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory, 256GB SSD storage, Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB memory, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports and Touch Bar and Touch ID.

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Apple Teases Behemoth iMac Pro, New MacBooks

Notoriously when Apple refreshed its laptop line last year, for the first time in two years, it skipped out on Kaby Lake . All of the devices will be shipping from today and in stores from June 7. The new MacBook will also get a faster SSD. The new graphics enables extraordinary computing experiences, gaming and immersive virtual reality (VR) on select models.

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IOS 11 may support higher-quality music files with FLAC lossless audio

But it wasn't until I got to try out the new multi-tasking features built into iOS 11 that I truly understood why the screen needed to be wider. Apple CEO Tim Cook had frequently talked about VR and AR in the past, giving a thumbs-up to both without revealing if, when and how Apple would enter either market.

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Apple's new iPhones 'Do Not Disturb' drivers with notifications

With an upcoming software update for iPhones and iPads, Siri will learn your habits based on what articles you might be reading, for instance. On the contrary, it refines and polishes its existing hardware and software lines, continually offering users more bang for their buck.

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Bangladesh upset at U.S. pullout from climate deal

Trump did the right thing for American workers, and perhaps counter-intuitively he did the right thing for the environment. India had signed the Paris Agreement , not due to pressure from any country, nor (out of) greed. About 42 percent of Americans said withdrawing would hurt the US economy, while 32 percent said it would help and 20 percent said it would make no difference.

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Apple Announces HomePod Wireless Speaker with Siri, Coming Late 2017

Apple confirmed that the Apple Pay person to person feature will only work with the following devices; iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro , iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and Apple Watch . It remains to be seen exactly how this will translate into adoption of the new operating system. The App Store now features specific tabs for updates of the current day, for games, apps and in-app purchases.

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Manchester United Fail With Alvaro Morata Bid, €30m Short

Express Sport understands the Spain global is on the Blues' wishlist to replace Diego Costa , who could leave for the Chinese Super League. Mirabelli travelled to Wales on Friday and will attend the Champions League final clash between Madrid and Juventus at the Millennium Stadium, but the Milan director will also use the trip to negotiate for Morata.

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Samsung Galaxy J3, J5 & J7 (2017) Officially Announced

These devices are the successors of the Samsung Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 (2016) variants and come with a lot of improvements in terms of specifications this year. Its main camera is of 13-megapixel and its front-facing camera is of 5-megapixel. All three handsets feature metal bodies and physical Home buttons, in addition to promising reliable battery performance.

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DIPLOMATIC ROW: Kuwait meets Saudi King over Gulf Arab dispute with Qatar

The crisis that erupted on Monday came only a few weeks after US President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia to cement ties with Riyadh and called for Muslim countries to unite against extremism. Egypt, Libya, Yemen and the Maldives also severed ties. "Since 1995, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its brothers have made strenuous and continued efforts to urge the authorities in Doha to abide by its commitments and agreements, yet they have repeatedly violated their global ...

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Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017 — Look out Surface

Apple's four software platforms - iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS - provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Prices start at $1,099 and go up to $1,799, including a $1,299 4K model. Apple has also updated its 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes standard with more powerful discrete graphics with more video memory.

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New MacBook Pro 2017 Range Gets Official

The new processors are from Intel's " Kaby Lake " family, and some of them have been available for the better part of a year . The new Apple iMac Pro will start at a price of $4,999 in the United States and will be available in December.

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State officials say voting system was secure in 2016

Law enforcement sources say voter databases nationwide were targeted by Russian hackers over a six-month period ahead of the election . Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer of IBM Resilient and a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, said the report shows the weaknesses of United States election systems.

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Michelle Obama to Developers: Make Room for Women in Tech

The former first lady spoke about values, leadership and more in what's believed to be her first visit to the Bay Area since leaving the White House. We have to want to. Neither Apple nor representatives for Obama immediately responded to requests for comment. "There's something about how this subject is being taught".

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Two Arrested For Manslaughter After Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said the men "knowingly created a firetrap with inadequate means of escape" and may face up to 39 years in prison if they are found guilty, The Associated Press reports . They have also sued PG&E, saying the utility supplied power to the doomed artist space with "blatant disregard" for the safety of the people in the building.

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How to talk about NASA's first mission to the Sun

To perform these unprecedented investigations, the spacecraft and instruments will be protected from the Sun's heat by a 4.5-inch-thick (11.43 cm) carbon-composite shield, which will need to withstand temperatures outside the spacecraft that reach almost 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,377 degrees Celsius).


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