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Global Study Says 2016 Was Warmest Year on Record

It is "extremely unlikely" 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study. Average sea surface temperatures across the Arctic Ocean during August in ice-free regions ranged from near normal in some regions to around 13° to 14°F (7° to 8°C) above average in the Chukchi Sea and eastern Baffin Bay off the west coast of Greenland, and up to 20°F (11°C) above average in the ...

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Deathmatch coming to Overwatch, along with a new map

Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch's game director and most recognisable face, posted a Developer Update video about the new modes this morning. Ultimates will operate a little differently with this mode such as Mercy's resurrection ability will actually take kills away from the other team.

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LawBreakers Update 1.04 Is Live on PS4, Fixes Hitching Issue

It is developed by Boss Key Productions headed by Cliff Belzinski, the former Gears of War creator. Many players reported this issue on the launch day itself and later on our friend at Digital Foundry confirmed the occurrence of it in their tech analysis report (video posted below).

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Apple's new iPhone is under production now!

The dummy is coming from the Tech vlogger Danny Winget , who claims to got hold of factory dummy units for both upcoming iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8 that has allowed him to do a design comparison live on camera . The iPhone 7s Plus is seen with the traditional horizontal camera setup, the rumoured glass back that enables wireless charging support, and the display remains unchanged from the predecessor, with the home button still intact.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 May Have A Pressure-Sensitive Display

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 8 with a variety of new features and top-of-the-line specifications, but one of these new features was first released by Apple for the iPhone 6s two years ago. A South Korean court ruled in favor of electronics giant Samsung in a class-action lawsuit filed by owners of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phone - which the company was forced to recall twice because it was prone to catching fire.

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Consumer Reports just un-recommended Microsoft's Surface range

This move by Consumer Reports applies to Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards, such as the new Surface Pro released in June and the Surface Book, as well as the company's Surface Laptops with conventional clamshell designs. Microsoft, on the other hand, is less reliable than most other brands. That being said, Consumer Reports carries a lot of weight with its ratings and this report will likely have a serious impact on sales.

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Fantasy Flight Games is Making an Official Fallout Board Game

Interestingly enough despite this being a tabletop game, which is usually geared towards multiple players, this version of Fallout can apparently be played solo. There are factions to appease, quests to complete, and enemies to defeat. Coming almost two years after the game's original release, the Game of the Year Edition packages together all the latest gameplay updates, graphical updates, mod support, and all DLC into one single purchase.

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Perseids meteor shower: What you need to know

There's a chance to catch a glimpse of the meteor shower at any time during this period, but the extravaganza is at its peak around August 11, 12 and 13. It's not expected that any of the meteors from the Perseid shower will hit the ground on Earth. City-dwelling stargazers are encouraged to find a spot in a wide open area, away from the lights, to best experience the event.

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Four Earth-sized planets found orbiting Sun-like star

Meanwhile astronomers from Nasa using a telescope operated by Liverpool John Moores University discovered seven planets which are similar in size to Earth , rocky and probably have oceans. Tau Ceti is similar to our Sun in both size and brightness, and like our Sun hosts a multi-planet system. Like the sun, it has a " habitable zone ", a narrow region around it where conditions are favorable for Earth-like life.

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NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Shares Sold by Sanctuary Wealth Advisors LLC

It has outperformed by 195.58% the S&P500. That brings the Director's holdings to $79,198,321 per an SEC filing yesterday. The Stock becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume.

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Trailer of Sanjay Dutt's 'Bhoomi' out and it looks gripping!

The 59 year old actor said, "I know that recently Sridevi, Raveena Tandon also did similar movies where they play the protector but a father protecting his daughter is something else all together". Aditi posted a picture with Sanjay on her Instagram. The poster of the movie was released last month and was as furious as the trailer. The film has been directed by Mary Kom director Omung Kumar , while Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh backed the film as producers.

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WhatsApp Payments Could Be Coming Soon

The peer-to-peer payment feature will come weeks after TrueCaller, another popular application in India, launched UPI-based payment service. According to a blog website WABetaInfo , Whatsapp is getting close to integrate bank-to-bank payments on its platform.

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Prices of Asus Zenfone 4, Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4 Selfie revealed

We've also got some serious hardware on board to drive all of this innovative software - a Snapdragon 821, 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB / 128 GB of storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. The Zenfone 4 Selfie will come with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution. The front dual camera setup will have a 24MP high-resolution main sensor as well as a 5MP secondary sensor with 120-degree wide angle lens.

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TRAI Angry over Apple's Slow review of government's Do Not Disturb' app

In the paper, Trai has noted that while it recognises the "vast business and efficiency potential" of data analytics, it was also necessary to assess whether the data protection rights of individuals are being adequately protected. Trai asked if there should be legitimate exceptions to the data protection requirements imposed on digital service providers. Consumers typically underestimate the value of personal data and the impact of agreeing to share it, while service providers benefit by ...

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Prehistoric Crocodile Named In Homor of MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister

Where Do Motorhead Rank Among the Top 50 Metal Bands of All Time? And now the distinction is scientifically official as the late singer, who died in 2015, has seen a new species named after him. "Although Lemmy passed away at the end of 2015, we'd like to think that he would have raised a glass to Lemmysuchus , one of the nastiest sea creatures ever to have inhabited the Earth", the statement quoted Steel as saying.

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Facebook takes on YouTube with the debut of 'Watch'

On Facebook, videos are discovered through friends and bring communities together. Facebook Watch is now in a limited testing phase in the USA, available only to an exclusive group of users. The Watch feature will be personalized, suggesting new shows - both live and recorded - based on what your friends and communities are watching. A Watchlist feature lets you subscribe to updates on new episodes of your favorite shows.

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Mobile reveals Smartpick plans and its first phone, the REVVL

The front is clear of any carrier branding and it's nicely symmetrical with a pair of speaker grills and a good screen-to-body ratio. AT&T and T-Mobile this week are introducing new, cheaper smartphones and promoting financing plans for low-priced handsets to convince penny-pinching customers to upgrade.

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Essential Phone launch date to be revealed next week

The Essential phone has a launch exclusivity deal with carrier Sprint in the US, and it also previously announced availability via Telus in Canada. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal , Amazon would be making use of the Alexa funds to invest in the Essential phone. Essential gets more funding to help bring its devices to market.

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Playstation 4 5.0 Update Will Allow 1080-60 Twitch Streaming, And More

Expect official updates as they come our way. This way, parents decided the privileges of other users on the PS4 and limit or free access to specific content. System notification will be visible on the Quick Menu, which will omit the need to return to the PS4 Home screen to check on notifications. That means you don't have to retreat to the notification screen in order to check on any of this.

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Facebook shuts down its Lifestage app for teenagers

The social networking behemoth has shuttered its ill-fated teen-focused app Lifestage , which was essentially a complete Snapchat clone. In fact, the app was so unpopular that it took several days before anyone even noticed it had been removed from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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New massive dinosaur was 'largest creature to ever roam the Earth'

Scientists found the new species' bones among three different layers of sediment, suggesting the dinosaurs frequented the floodplain where they became buried and preserved. The average weight of these behemoths was 76 tons, or 152,000 pounds, which is almost the weight of the Space Shuttle, or 10 African elephants. Legendary T.

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Rez Infinite VR Releases on PC with Rift and Vive Support Today

Now on Steam and the Oculus Store , Rez Infinite on is available for $19.99 United States dollars thanks to a limited time 20 percent discount that knocks the price down from its usual $24.99 USD price-point until August 16th. In addition to the 20 percent launch promotion discount, players can get a Rez Infinite Digital Deluxe downloadable content (DLC) for free. This includes an audio cassette tap featuring the same Area X tracks included in the digital deluxe DLC, a digital download ...

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Most years, the Perseid is the most anticipated celestial event of August. Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years, as was the case last year , the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point.

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Edgefield County will have great eclipse viewing

The change is short-lived and as soon as the shadow of the eclipse passes, temperatures and surface winds return to normal. "I did not know there was going to be a total solar eclipse , I just learned about it five minutes ago and I'm pretty excited now", said Luke Mouton, a student at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

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No Man's Sky ARG Ends, Reveals Atlas Rising Update

No Man's Sky is sci-fi themed game that created a stir when it debuted a year ago and it is still a poorly rated game today. That continues with update 1.3, otherwise known as Atlas Rises , which is another free expansion. Since that time, things have gotten weirder as a new website has been revealed and interested parties have been prompted to join a "Citizen Science Division" to answer questions about simulations and complete various experiments.

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CNN Poll: Two-thirds see North Korea as a very serious threat

A spokesman for the Korean People's Army said in a statement it was "carefully examining" plans for a missile attack on the US Pacific territory of Guam, which has a large US military base. North Korea was estimated to have between 13 and 30 nuclear weapons at the end of 2016, according to the Institute for Science and International Security - noting that North Korea keeps secret the number of nuclear weapons that it has built, and there is little, if any, reliable public information about ...

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LG set to launch Q6 in India on August 10

Priced at INR 14,990 ($235), the LG Q6 will be available in three color variants - Astro Black, Ice Platinum, and Terra Gold - exclusively on Amazon. LG Q6 will sell through Amazon and the company has not disclosed the price yet. It measures 150.9x76.2x8.2mm and weighs 162 grams. The smartphone's connectivity suite offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS / GLONASS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

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Samsung Galaxy S9: No Under Display Fingerprint Scanner; Substrate Like PCB Mainboard

Back in February, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone would use a stacked logic board design to free up some internal space. According to the Korean media, the device is expected to come with a new type of motherboard, based on the SLP (Substrate like PCB) technology. Two of the world's largest smartphone vendors (Samsung and Apple) switching to SLP will leave many suppliers scrambling to catch up with the technological developments.

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Trump's 'fire and fury' parallels North Korean rhetoric

He is responding to Trump's warning that North Korea could face "fire and fury" if it threatens the United States after a new report said US intelligence officials believe Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

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Valve announces Artifact, a Dota 2 card game

Artifact is a card game based on Dota 2 involving three boards and a selection of characters from Valve's flagship game, though other details remain light. We'll have more on Artifact when Valve offers more details on the title. Dota has a huge following in China as well as the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 May Use 'Stacked' Motherboard To Accommodate Bigger Battery

To use a smartphone for a longer period, the device needs to pack in a bigger and powerful battery that offers plenty of juice. As a result, there is little scope for increasing the battery size, especially as vendors are trying to make their phones slimmer.

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Trade Commission agrees to investigate Apple for alleged Qualcomm patent violation

Earlier this summer, Qualcomm filed the claim in early July, and is seeking to keep the infringing products from being imported into the U.S. Going back further, Intel and Samsung filed a statement in support of the ITC's investigation into Qualcomm's licensing agreements , specifically whether those agreement violate Qualcomm's Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) commitments.

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Ninja Theory's Hellblade Deletes Your Save if You Die Too Many Times

While a typical Game Over screen allows the player to pick back up from a recent checkpoint, repeated deaths in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice add a new level of tension to the experience. Each time you die, her curse mark spreads. The game tells you, via the protagonist Senua's growing plague on her arm. You're warned about this early on when you die your first painful, unavoidable death, and various aspects of the game are meant to confuse you and trick you into thinking you're safe, only to ...

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'Driverless' van spotted in Virginia with man dressed as vehicle seat

But when local News4's Adam Tuss spotted the vehicle and approached it, he realized that it was actually being operated by a person disguised as the auto seat. What are you doing? He was also able to drive, thanks to his hands and arms sticking out of the bottom of the seat costume. So who owned this vehicle? NBC News reached out to Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute which provided a somewhat satisfactory explanation for what happened (and no, it's not a YouTube prank ).

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Apple iPhone 8 leaked image reveals bezel-less display, no Touch ID

Another noteworthy rumor is the ability of the iPhone 8 to render 4k resolution photos and video at 60 frames per second. While Blass doesn't specify which case the iPhone 8 is in, a quick search reveals it to nearly certainly be a case form UAG.


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