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RED's $1200 holographic phone features snap-on camera accessories

While we initially had very little information on the phone, the company gave tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee (better known as MKBHD ) an exclusive first look at some of its early prototypes , revealing loads of new information. Of course, another aspect worth noting about the Hydrogen One is the fact that it is a modular phone and that, as Brownlee puts it, the ones developed by RED will be "like Moto Mods on steroids".

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IPhone Sales Pass 1.2B, Apple Watch Sales Up 50 Percent

Apple is expected to adopt OLED displays that are higher resolution for its 10 anniversary iPhone , as well as better technology for its touchscreen and advanced wireless charging . Cook even said the iPad has "a lot of momentum", not something that anyone's said lately. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $44.71 billion.

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Serbian midfielder Matic moves to Manchester United

Matic added: "I am delighted to join Manchester United ". "He is a great coach and when I worked with him before he got the best from me and I improved a lot, so I am very happy to be with him again, especially in this great club". Nemanja Matic was a key player in Antonio Conte's first season at Chelsea , as he made over 30 starts and which saw them lift the Premier League trophy.

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Windows 10 will soon be more accessible with new eye tracking feature

Eye Control is especially important, however, because of the potential it has to allow those suffering from diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka ALS, to communicate with those around them with text to speech programs and other methods.

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Bitcoin has split in two, so you can have double the cryptocurrency

It was initiated after a group of miners chose to implement a new version of the software that governs the blockchain . In theory, any holders of Bitcoin at the the time of the split were to have their holdings matched in Bitcoin Cash , which would then put the onus on the owners of the coins to decide which coin they wanted to trade with.

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How visible will the August 21 solar eclipse be in your area?

Evansville will see 99-percent of the sun covered. Did you know that a total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the United States on Monday, August 21st, 2017? We're sending our team to Atchison, Kan. These will give you a magnified view that will clearly show the progress of an eclipse. But as you can imagine, staring directly at the sun is not good for your eyes.

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Unlimited data plans are killing 4G speeds in the US

A week after testing firm Rootmetrics crowned Verizon as the fastest network, and dismissed concerns about the impact of new unlimited data plans, a different testing firm has come to completely different conclusions. They took all of that data to measure some of those items I mentioned above, but also broke it down to the city level, aka the 32 largest USA markets to see how carriers faired there as well.

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IBM put the equivalent of 330 million books on this tiny cartridge

The inception of tape drives dates back to nearly 6-decades back and was initially used in government institutions of taxation and health care for storing public data in large amounts. The record is unlikely to stand for very long, as IBM says "storage on tapes will continue to scale up for another decade". IBM has a long history of innovation in magnetic tape data storage.

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OnePlus 5 New Color variant could be Mint Gold

According to some OnePlus critics, the fact that the OnePlus 5 has a lot of design similarities with the iPhone 7 Plus could mean that the Chinese OEM is also working on a similarly red color variant for the phone. The third color is incoming on August 7th. While we don't know for sure what the new color would be, we do have some clues. The color options were specific to storage variants.

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Skype and PayPal team up with new Send Money feature

PayPal has a Slack bot that lets you transfer funds through chat and you can Venmo money through iMessage . Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps ...

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Persona Q2 Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Exact details about Persona Q2 are unknown as we've just gotten the announcement for the game. In fact, you can see a silhouette of Chibi Joker right now via a Famitsu insert that's available to tease Persona Q2's release even more.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why we removed VPN apps in China

The report further notes that " VPNs use encryption to disguise the source of internet traffic, allowing users to view websites that are banned in their home countries". "In the case of the USA, the law in the USA supported us, which was very clear", Cook added. "It was very clear", Cook said. This is not the first time Apple has drawn criticism for doing the Chinese government's bidding.

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Neil Armstrong's gold Cartier lunar module replica stolen

Those donations were used to craft reproductions of the lander that were presented to Armstrong , Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin , and each had a microfilm containing the donor's names affixed to the base. "Either they didn't have easy access to the moon rock, or they weren't into collectibles", he told the wire service. "Museum's don't "own" artifacts", the museum posted on its Facebook page.

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Wanted: Protector of planets. Salary: Six figures

The premiere space organization is looking to hire a planetary protection officer who will get a salary of up to $187,000. The U.S. space agency is now in search not of life on other planets but of a "Planetary Protection Officer", who can protect Earth and its inhabitants from alien invasion.

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Five Takeaways From Apple's 2017 Q3 Earnings Call With Tim Cook

Apple's third-quarter revenue was up 7% year-on-year at $45.4 billion. Apple said it expected to generate between $49 billion and $52 billion in the fourth quarter. Apple has announced its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2017, with profit rising to $8.7 billion, almost 12 per cent higher than in the same period of 2016.

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Nintendo issues update to solve Switch battery indicator issue

Furthermore, he said that most big multi-platform releases won't be on the Switch and that the console's long term success could only be evaluated and predicted once EA and Activision release their games later this year. Using the console while it charges is just fine, if you want to play something. Once charged, leave the Switch alone for an hour while it's still plugged in.

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Overwatch Summer Games 2017 Teased

Players will get another shot at obtaining the Summer Games skins they may have missed the first time around, with a crucial update: Blizzard has confirmed that all Summer Games items can be unlocked via credits this time around. Players can still opt to receive these old items through random loot boxes , which can either be bought or earned via matches. "It's more likely, however, that this is simply the leftover dates from past year, as they match up exactly with the Olympics-themed ...

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Ballistic Missile Defense System Test Successful

That test had come after North Korea's first ICBM missile launch on July 4. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency says it conducted a successful test of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system Sunday. It has been created to shoot down short-medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, reports said . The North Korean had described its missile test a "stern warning" for the US and said that the country would face destruction if it tried to attack North Korea.

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Malware Attack Can Listen Through Microphone — Amazon Echo Hack

Select Link Your Alexa Device, then follow the on-screen instructions to select which of your devices you'd like to link. First reported by Wired , the attack requires physical access to the device, is limited to pre-2017 Echoes , and would be hard to deploy at scale.

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Chandigarh Boy of Class XII Secured Google Job as a Graphic Designer

Chances are that either the reporter who wrote that story was fooled into believing that Google has hired Sharma or someone else created a fake offer letter from Google and passed it on to Sharma's family. He credits his uncle Rohit Sharma for his success saying it was his help and training which made him win. "It was through media reports that I learned about Harshit landing a job with Google", he said.

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Stardew Valley Getting Multiplayer In 2018

Stardew Valley fans have a lot to look forward to here, allowing themselves to share their progress and mess around in the open-world without feeling isolated. "It's an idea we like a lot, and want to make that available as a feature", explained publisher Chucklefish in a blog post. We're still working out what that will be.

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NASA begins testing of planetary zametim

Indeed, estimates of its distance from Earth during the upcoming flyby range from the aforementioned 4,200 miles to 170,000 miles (270,000 km), or almost two-thirds of the distance from our planet to the moon, NASA officials said. For Indian-origin scientist Vishnu Reddy, this is an opportunity for the collaborative observation campaign to utilize the global aspect of the network.

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Microsoft Puts Surface in Reach with New Financing Options

If you are a student and already busy as school is about to start, you can get yourself a Surface Book , Surface Pro or Surface Laptop . The Surface Plus program carries a 24-month payment plan at zero percent April for the first two years and a 19.99% April after that.

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Research on Global Warming Gets Grimmer and Grimmer

In the study , the researchers utilized statistical projections on world population, gross domestic product per person, and the amount of carbon emitted for each dollar of economic activity. "The window of opportunity on a 1.5-degree [Celsius] target is closing", Pincus said in a statement on the university's website Monday. The planet likely will reach 11 billion people by 2100.

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ASUS ZenFone 4 Launch Date Revealed: 19th August

This image first leaked out earlier this month . Out of these five Zenfone 4 Max has already been launched in in Russian Federation earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Asu Zenfone 4V model is the one that was previously thought to be a Verizon exclusive variant for the USA market. We imagine this is the regular ZenFone 4 , as the pictured device's body doesn't feature a camera bump like the ones we've seen in the ZenFone 4 Max and Pro.

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Ford Quiets the Mustang's Roar with Good Neighbor Mode

The new "Quiet" mode available on the 2018 Mustang GT could bring peace and harmony to your block. According to Ford , Quiet Start, also known as "Good Neighbor Mode", is essentially a timer you can program to automatically put the active exhaust into its quietest mode during certain hours, even if you parked it in wide-open track mode.

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Amazon suspends sales of Blu phones due to privacy concerns

Amazon directed customers to contact Blu's customer support. "Blu moved quickly and resolved the problem by having Adups turn off this functionality", Blu said in response to Amazon pulling its phones. Using ADUPS OTA is not an issue here. That data was then sent to servers based in China. Yet last week, Kryptowire found that the same "mistake" is still being made and observed that Adups is secretly collecting data on at least three phone models.

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Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases

Further, Google maintains that it doesn't gather data on individual purchases , either product or amount, nor the specific identity of the buyer - just the aggregate value of several purchases . The mathematical formulas convert people's names and other purchase information, including the time stamp, location , and the amount of the purchase , into anonymous strings of numbers.

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Sony sees recovery with a almost quadrupling of profit

The result suggests Sony is on track to reach its goal of an operating profit of 500 billion yen for all of fiscal 2017 ending next March, as years of restructuring pay off. The gains in this industry are well-developed thanks to sales of PS4 software, including digital versions, and thanks to the support provided by the PlayStation VR, which has benefited from recent discounts on the console price.

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Google Tests Ad Filter Feature in Chrome Canary, Chrome Dev

The WSJ believed the blocker would be turned on by default, but that isn't the case in this instance - it's switched off and is activated via a toggle in the preferences. The feature is also being tested in the latest preview builds of Google Chrome for Android. The ad-blocking feature was first spotted by a blogger named Carsten Knobloch and later got confirmed by TechCrunch in its report.

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Apple Going Long On OLED For iPhone

Apple has chose to invest 3 trillion won (US$2.70 billion) in LG Display's OLED production for smartphones, the Korea Economic Daily reported on July 28. Reports say Apple and LG have reached a tentative agreement with regard to the plan, though timing and the exact investment amount remain uncertain, perhaps undisclosed.

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Samsung Unveils 6CA LTE Modem Capable of Achieving 1.2Gbps Downlink Speeds

The theoretical 1.2Gbps speed is nice, but in real life you'd be lucky to get a fraction of that in North America. Samsung said the 20-percent improvement in maximum downlink speed can allow mobile device users to download a movie in HD resolution within 10 seconds.

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NASA issues safety warning for unsafe eclipse glasses

These are relatively rare because the sun, moon , and Earth have to line up very precisely to make an eclipse visible in this part of the world. The eclipse will begin in the U.S.at around 10:15 a.m. Energy Information Administration reports . The first type is a partial eclipse , where the sun, moon and Earth are not perfectly lined up. The last time the moon's shadows in a total solar eclipse crossed our nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic was nearly a century ago, ...

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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey in support of re-inventing productivity ambition

The keyboard's description on the Microsoft Garage only reveals that "The Word Flow experiment is now complete!" Word Flow, which got its start on Windows Phone, featured "Arc Mode", allowing one-hand typing. Coming into March 2017, Microsoft decided that it would work more on SwiftKey, thus leading to the death of Word Flow. As such, the app is no longer available in the App Store, and presumably will no longer receive support or updates.

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Los Angeles makes deal to host Summer Olympics in 2028

The office of Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said an official announcement would be made later on Monday. Los Angeles has worked out a deal to host the 2028 Olympics, according to a spokesman for the city's Olympic committee. A spokesman for the LA 2024 committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Paris committee had remained steadfast in its desire to host in '24, while Los Angeles officials repeatedly highlighted their flexibility.


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