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LG V30 hands-on: this is it and it rocks!

LG claims the f/1.6 aperture allows for 25 per cent more light than a f/1.8 lens, like the V20 offers. On the audio front, the V30 is equipped with a Hi-Fi Quad DAC with audio tuning by B&O PLAY for an authentic and superior acoustic experience.

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Amazon's Alexa to chat up Microsoft's Cortana

Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon, added, "There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialized skill areas. Notably, one big advantage that surfaces from the fresh friendship between Alexa and Cortana - but is hidden in the background - is the expansion of digital assistance on Windows 10 systems as they'll now interact with both Alexa and Cortana.

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'Super Meat Boy Forever' lands on Nintendo Switch next year

A trailer shows Dr. Fetus capturing Meat Boy and Bandage Girl's infant, Nugget. The game made a huge splash on Xbox 360 and PC before moving on to other platforms. Meat Boy also has a little baby, that he must rescue throughout the multiple levels. Beat a level, it ranks up, next time you play it you get a harder version of that level.

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The Division Update 1.8 Unveiled; Adds New Area and Two New Modes

As the press release reads, West Side Pier is a completely new area spread across two new zones and accessible for all players. In addition to that, players will also have two new modes to play. The map will also serve as the location for Skirmish, the 4 vs. 4 PvP mode where the team with the highest number of kills wins. The update opens up the West Side Pier .

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PlayStation Plus September 2017 free games list: inFamous Second Son and more

Sony has yet to officially announce the free games for September, but considering when this ad started showing up and the fact we're one day away from the beginning of September, it's very likely we're going to get official word today. It is free on the PS3 along with Handball 2016 , a little something for the handball fans. But before Destiny 2 , Call of Duty: WWII , Assassin's Creed Origins and Super Mario Odyssey come out to keep us occupied for the remainder of 2017, Sony is back ...

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Have I Been Pwned? Spambot Leaks 711 Million Email Addresses

The "Onliner" spambot delivers destructive Ursnif banking malware . As Benkow said in his post about Onliner, It's time to pay more attention to spambots . How, exactly, such a large database of contact details was put together hasn't been explained, but Hunt suggests that numerous details are an amalgamation of other large hacks in the past few years, such as the LinkedIn data breach .

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Construction workers unearth rare triceratops fossil in Colorado

Curators at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science said the bones had been in the ground for 66 million years, The Associated Press reported . Crews have stopped work on the site where the fossil was located, and new crews working to uncover more of the dinosaur remains have so far found a horn and a shoulder blade.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Just like the original game, Vermintide 2 will task up to four players with surviving an increasing onslaught of enemies. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is now confirmed for PC but will most likely arrive on PS4 and Xbox One as well. Not many details were offered with the announcement - more information is promised during a Live Stream on October 17, at 7PM CET / 10AM PST. In the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailer , check out the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 site or its Steam ...

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Fallout 4's Creation Club armor has free counterparts - and fans prefer them

Bethesda has kicked off Creation Club with several new items players can purchase and download right away. Hopefully Bethesda will see community comments and make some adjustments but for now, the Creation Club seems like a complete rip off.

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Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

Apparently, this is made possible using a custom fanless cooling technology built by Acer that's being dubbed Dual LiquidLoop. Other features include a 13.3-inch IPS display with a 2256x1504 resolution, an embedded stylus powered by Wacom, and Windows Hello support.

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Microsoft brings Cortana Skills to Alexa in partnership with Amazon

It's very uncommon to see two giant tech companies form a partnership, especially for an up-and-coming technology. You will be able to turn to your Echo device and say , " Alexa , open Cortana ", or turn to your Windows 10 device and say, " Cortana , open Alexa ".

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Nintendo Switch indie games that will get you hyped

This time around, the visuals are a little bit different and you can punch enemies, but it still looks like classic, white-knuckle platforming at its finest. But the judges like their ingredients fresh, which means you'll have to go out and get your food straight from the source: picking plants, plucking mushrooms, and slaying game in order to get the ingredients you need.

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Uber hires Dara Khosrowshahi as chief

In a message to employees, Uber's senior management confirmed Khosrowshahi's appointment. Khosrowshahi is set to greet Uber employees at an "all hands" meeting Wednesday, Uber's board wrote in an email sent to workers and also shared on the company's website .

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Monday Apple Rumors: iPhone 8 Event May Take Place on September 12

One is to only release iPhone 8 models with black front sides, and reserve the top area of the display on either side of the notch for the status bar . Apple is aiming to unveil its next generation iPhones on September 12th, reports TechCrunch, corroborating earlier reports from Mac4Ever and the WSJ .

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New concept previews Mini electric auto coming in 2019

German carmaker BMW has unveiled the basic design for the full-production electric version of the next Mini auto. More than 600 Mini E cars entered service worldwide for the field study, which provided insights into the daily use of all-electric cars.

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Renault, Nissan and Dongfeng Launch JV To Bring Electric SUV To China

As a part of the agreement , Nissan and Renault each will hold a 25 per cent of eGT, while Dongfeng will hold the remaining 50 per cent. The Alliance and Dongfeng will co-develop an electric vehicle based on the A-Segment SUV platform of the Renault Nissan Alliance.

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Samsung reveals largest smartphone display ever at Note 8 launch

There are some third-party stylii that work with the iPhone, but they don't have all the features you find in Samsung's S Pen . Then, you can send that message as an animated GIF that essentially plays the message on the other end for whoever receives it.

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MediaTek reveals new mid-range chips, but what's different?

The two chipsets are aimed at delivering performance, power efficiency, dual camera photography, dual SIM, and dual 4G VoLTE capabilities to mid-range smartphones. This provides a true heterogeneous computing environment on the same memory subsystem for advanced multi-application or multi-function tasks. The chips are created to deliver premium features at midrange prices, including support for dual cameras and better GPU performance, the company said Tuesday in Beijing.

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Apple, movie studios argue pricing for new movie streams

It isn't very clear at the moment if the company has managed to make deals with a few studios and some are still not on board or if no one from Hollywood is on board with the 4K plans. We have to wait and see how these price wars will be resolved. With no agreement in sight and Apple's fall event approaching (probably on september 12 ), we could see a scenario where the new Apple TV launches without the ability to buy 4K movies.

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GasBuddy: Expect gas spike from Harvey soon

Spokesperson with AAA Northeast Fran Mayko said, "In the next several weeks by mid September we could very well see increases of 15 cents a gallon". The Dearborn-based auto club says Monday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.47 per gallon.

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Google Maps brings parking difficulty feature to Vancouver

Google had released parking difficulty icons earlier this year and have now expanded the feature to users in 25 more cities outside U.S., while those in the U.S. Expanding the "Route Info" card on the bottom of the screen will bring up the "Find Parking" option. In addition to its latest feature, the app has expanded its "parking difficulty" feature for Android and iOS apps to 25 global cities, including Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, London, Milan, Rio de Janeiro and Vancouver.

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Low fat diets are actually deadly

The study of13,500 people from 18 countries revealed high carbohydrate diets increased the chance of premature death by 28 per cent when compared to low carb diets, sparking calls for an overhaul of dietary guidelines . In conclusion he said that findings from the study "are robust, globally applicable and provide evidence to inform nutrition policies". Diet is a key modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, experts say.

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Google's ARCore hopes to introduce augmented reality to the Android masses

Google has released a preview of a new software development kit (SDK) for augmented reality (AR) in a step aimed at broadening the range of devices that can use the technology, which combines virtual objects with a real environment viewed on a device's screen.

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Domino's Self-Driving Delivery Quest Rolls On With Ford Test

They can then opt to go ahead with the delivery, or change to a regular service if they prefer. But until we have robots capable of replacing the pizza boy, the delivery service will not be truly door-to-door. said: "For instance, how will customers react to coming outside to get their food?" "We're still focused on the last 50 feet". "We need to make sure the interface is clear and simple".

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Volvo S60 and V90 Polestar get aero packages

Volvo says these parts increase grip and high-speed stability, with further control and feedback for the driver on their favourite stretch of road, for example. But that's really not what these cars are all about: more than 250 of the standard S60's components have been upgraded or replaced to deliver serious sports-car performance in a practical family auto.

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Facebook to ban pages spreading fake news from advertising

Previously, Facebook announced that it was blocking advertisers from promoting stories that link to fake news. If a Facebook Page repeatedly shares links to news articles that third-party fact-checking organizations determine to be false, the page will not be allowed to purchase advertising on the social network site.

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Apple to announce 4K TV box along with iPhone

The new device should be able to curate TV content from multiple channels at ones and find live shows so that you don't miss. These include highlighting of live television programming such as news and sportscasts and a faster processing core for superior performance overall and for effective streaming of the 4K content which will be available for the set-top gadget, according to sources close to the development of the new Apple device.

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In 'Huge Leap Forward,' Illinois Becomes 10th State With Automatic Voter Registration

The failed deal, first announced Thursday, received criticism from several stakeholders, as well as representatives on both sides of the aisle. Will Guzzardi of Chicago , says he'll seek an override of Rauner's veto. Many House Democrats, particularly those heavily backed by the Chicago Teachers Union, expressed anger over that aspect when briefed on it Friday morning.

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Galaxy J7 (2016) tipped to get Google mobile OS v7.0 soon

The dual cameras are arranged in a vertical setup and the flash is placed below the cameras. The design revealed by the leak is inline with what we've already seen. For the camera, the Galaxy Tab A2 S has an 8-megapixel autofocus camera and a LED flash on its rear panel while a 5-megapixel camera is in its front for selfies.

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"Live" photos Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has unveiled the design of bezrabotnykh

Now, continuing the era of bezel less tradition, the Chinese smartphone maker has now unveiled Xioami Mi Mix 2 . Several rumors and leaks suggest that the impending Mi Mix 2 will feature thinner bezels than the Mi Mix. But, the video designer's concept suggests that the Chinese tech giant could launch a gorgeous mobile device . However, chances are that the upcoming device may come with Nougat.

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Sony PlayStation VR Price Cut

The first, and what will be the new main bundle going forward, consisting of the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), and the PlayStation Camera will cost $399 (USD) or $499 (CAD). This new bundle will replace the previous standalone headset package, so now if you need the set you can get them both at once. Additionally, the PlayStation VR Worlds bundle, which comes with the headset, camera, controllers and PlayStation VR Worlds , has been discounted from $499.99 Dollars to ...

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IPhone 8 event on September 12

Apple may host the event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new Apple Park campus according to the story. Once again, none of this is confirmed by Apple , and you will have to wait until the September release of the iPhone 8 to confirm or deny the rumors.

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Price Cut: Samsung Galaxy S8

Set to hit stores on September 15, Samsung's latest smartphone will feature a large, 6.3-inch Super AMOLED "Infinity Display " with curved edges and minimal bezels at the top and bottom. At the same time, the camera app now houses a barrage of fancy new animations to add AR effects to photos. Dual Capture comes turned 'On' by default, but you can also turn it off from Camera Settings.

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Yakuza dev announces PS4 exclusive Fist of the North Star game

A preorder listing for the game (originally released in 2006) has turned up on Taiwan's PlayStation Store , mentioning the same improvements as featured in Kiwami , such as a new PS4 engine and re-recorded audio. Apparently, this will be one of several games announced tomorrow during a livestream . The game will be a full remake of Yakuza 2 but there will be some additions to the overall story and gameplay elements.

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Xiaomi Mi 5X Expected to Launch in India on September 5

The Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with 64GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). While the press invite has reportedly not released anything about the device it will launch. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's mid-range Snapdragon 625 chipset. In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 5X comes with a dual rear camera setup with one 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture, and another 12-megapixel telephoto with 1-micron pixel ...


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