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Google's Pixel 2 is nearly definitely going to ditch the headphone jack

Since Google supports its devices for two years with respect to major OS upgrades, the message the company usually sends with this statement is that you should start thinking of getting a new phone after using the current one for two years.

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Plane Passenger Saves Kids From Sexual Abuse After Seeing Man's Disturbing Texts

Michael Kellar, 56, of Tacoma, was arrested on suspicion of soliciting child sex acts after he was seen texting illicit messages while on a San Jose-bound flight on July 31, 2017. Burnworth was arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor, rape of a child, and dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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Is Spotify finally coming to Xbox One?

You want more apps on Xbox One? No? It's been a long time coming, but we may soon see a Spotify Music app land on the Xbox One. Furthermore, The Verge has confirmed with sources close to the matter that Spotify is indeed launching on Xbox One soon.

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NASA hiring officer to protect Earth from Aliens. Really?

Salary will range between US$124,406 (Rs80 lakh) and US$187,000 (Rs1.2cr) per annum (!), and there will be a temporary promotion. The famous space agency are now on the look out for a Planetary Protection Officer and it turns out it truly is as sci-fi as it sounds.

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Fitbit to launch new smartwatch to compete with Apple

Fitbit shipped an estimated 3.4 million wearables in the quarter, while it's closest competitor, Apple shipped around 2.8 million units. During the April through June quarter, Apple trailed China's Xiaomi (3.7 million units sold) and Fitbit (3.4 million) in the wearables market.

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BMO Capital Markets Increases Tableau Software, Inc

It increased, as 32 investors sold DATA shares while 59 reduced holdings. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Tableau Software in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 75,642 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,551,379.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Chris Christie has altercation with Cubs fan

Ye hear that everybody? "For those of you who know me, I was very restrained", Christie said at a Wednesday news conference in Trenton, Politico reports . The fan, Brad Joseph , shared a lengthy Facebook post about the incident, apologizing for yelling "You suck" at the governor while also offering additional details about the heated exchange.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Promotional Image Appear as Official Unveil Nears

Samsung is all set to launch the new flagship phone Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . So far, there have been several rumors and images leaked through various renders and sources; and at times, accidentally, Samsung itself has teased and taunted the public with specifications leaks, design revelations and even some of the new features.

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Demand doubles Tesla revenue but company's losses continue to grow

Tesla will begin delivering Model 3s to non-employees in the fourth quarter, it said . That suggests that Tesla expects to sell over 94,000 Model S and Model X vehicles combined this year. Musk spent the next 30 minutes discussing his vision for Tesla over the next year and beyond. While that hasn't changed, the company announced at the launch party that a fully-specced Model 3 could reach almost US$59,500 - beyond the reach of many "regular" buyers.

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Sonic Mania's Bonus Stages, Time Attack and Special Stages Trailered

Once you've formed a closed loop of orbs, all the orbs contained in your path turn to rings, which you'll need to pick up if you want a flawless score and the Gold Medallion it bestows (no word on what those actually do just yet). Collecting blue spheres along the way gives the player's character a bit of a speed boost. It's reminiscent of the special stage in " Sonic 3 ". He'll have to avoid obstacles and grab rings and blue balls.

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10% Model 3 orders cancelled, but numbers jump since launch

Tesla said it lost $401.4 million in the quarter that ended June 30, compared with a loss of $293.2 million in the same period in 2016. Assuming Tesla actually can pull off production increases for all three models, something Tesla CEO Elon Musk has called " production hell ", the biggest challenge will be making sure quality remains high.

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Ark: Survival Evolved Full Release Delayed

The game is simple taking "a little longer than expected", the developer said. Studio Wildcard is also helping in creating the spin-off video game. In addition, Studio Wildcard has made a decision to add custom creatures to the main game. The only paid DLC released so far is Scorched Earth. Hopefully the final version of the game will end up being worth it.

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Dragon Quest 11 Sells Over 2 Million Units in Two Days

And the numbers should continue to grow over the month, with the potential for Dragon Quest XI to sell even more millions of copies. The numbers include physical copies, as well as download card purchases and the the Dragon Quest XI Double pack including both versions of the game, but not digitally downloaded copies.

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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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