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Kindle Oasis 2 vs Oasis: What's new in the 2017 model?

Kindles have come a long way since the Kindle 1 arrived back in November 2007. The previous Kindle Oasis started at $289 for 4GB of storage. Whereas the previous version of the Kindle Oasis cost $290 and had 4GB of storage, the newer version will cost $250 and have 8 GB of storage.

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Airtel's 4G Phone Launched at Rs 1399 in Competition with Jio Phone

Alternately, customers can also do a recharge of ₹169 per month continuously for 36 months to get a total cashback of ₹1500 after 36 months. "In case the customer does not wish to opt for the Rs 169 bundled plan, she/he has the flexibility of doing recharges of any denomination and validity as per individual requirements", Airtel said.

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Google Home Mini updated to stop it from accidentally recording everything

Two days later on October 6th, he noticed that the Mini was activating repeatedly while he was trying to watch TV. One of those reviewers is reporting that the Home Mini he was writing about was nearly constantly recording sounds in his home.

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Mahindra launches KUV100 NXT

Mahindra will launch an electrified version of its compact SUV the KUV100 by the end of 2018, said Pawan Goenka , managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, at the launch of the KUV100 facelift in Mumbai . The joystick-like gear lever remains unchanged. Two shades are added to the interiors of the vehicle with the lower-spec variants finished in grey and the higher versions in an all-black interior.

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Check out these Pixel 2 camera sample photos and videos

Most manufacturers are now looking for ways in which they can distinguish their smartphones from the rest of the pack and up until now, whether it be Pixel or Nexus, Google-affiliated phones have been a little lacking when it comes to additional features and functionality.

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Overwatch's Hallowe'en event is here, and just look at those lovely outfits

The wave-based Junkenstein's Revenge mode has been augmented with a new endless option, so you can team up with your friends and compete against the world through online leaderboards to see who can survive the longest. With more heroes available (originally just Ana, Hanzo, McCree, and Soldier: 76 were available), you'll get a loot box for playing and completing 12 waves.

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Is The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) Worth Significant Investment?

About 38,570 shares traded. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has risen 35.83% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. The insider ARNOLD SUSAN E sold $1.32M. Shares for $399,317 were sold by ULLIAN ELAINE. For example, a stock that has a high standard deviation experiences higher volatility, and therefore, a higher level of risk is associated with the stock.

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Chicago Commissioners Vote to Repeal Soda Tax

If the item passes at today's committee meeting, commissioners would take a second vote to accept the finance committee report at Wednesday's regular county board meeting. Cook County working families and businesses have overwhelmingly rejected the county's beverage tax. "While I am disappointed in today's outcome, I am grateful to the dedicated public health advocates at the American Heart Association and the Illinois Public Health Institute who have supported us every step of the way".

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Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , doctors Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira concluded: "On an annual mean basis, the wind power available in the North Atlantic could be sufficient to power the world". However, efficiently extracting energy from wind is more than a simple matter of placing turbines in the path of the strongest gales you can find. Scientists have calculated that if the wind farm is built on 3 million square kilometers in the ocean, it will ...

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Police talk to brother of Las Vegas gunman

Police said Stephen Paddock , 64, opened fire from his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the crowd of 22,000 attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, killing 58 people and wounding almost 500 others. Authorities so far have struggled to find a motive. "And I'm like, 'How is he [Paddock] so accurate?" More than a week after the attack, investigators are still searching for a motive.

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Snapchat Launches Location-Based 'Context Cards' With Uber, Goop, TripAdvisor and Others

The Context Cards will vary by type of venue and the information available about each location. The content of the cards changes based on the location - a restaurant may have links to reviews and table-booking while a tourist attraction may have TripAdvisor reviews or Foursquare tips.

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Microsoft (MSFT) Reaches $76.54 52-Week High; Cambrex (CBM) Has 0.99 Sentiment

The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $76. The share last price represents uptick move of 0.22% in value from company's 52-Week high price and shows 35.47% above change in value from its 52-Week low price.

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Reliance-SBI digital payments bank launch date seeks regulatory requirements

To recall, Reliance Jio secured its payment bank license from the RBI back in March. It was initially planned to launch when the JioPhone deliveries were going to start in this month, however, the JioPhone deliveries started since last month but the Payments Bank was not launched.

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Nokia pulls back on VR and axes 310 jobs

However, negotiations on reducing staff numbers and costs must start the process, and so talks will soon begin in Finland. It now plans to focus on its digital health projects, particularly the ones it acquired when it purchased Withings , and its profitable patent licensing business.

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Apple unveils gender-neutral emoji coming to iPhone

This is exactly similar to what users of previous iOS 11 and iOS 11.0.2 versions suffered. On the flipside, many worry that it will significantly worsen battery life. Apple tests out its software extensively before pushing it out to everyone, that's why it has an initiative called the 'Beta Software Program.' This means that you do not have to spend $99 on an annual basis just to try out beta software from the Cupertino company.

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Play Ghost Recon Wildlands Free This Weekend

This includes the new Ghost War PvP deathmatch mode which is being released to everyone as a free update. The game is getting a free to play weekend. In the meantime, you can check out the latest trailer for Ghost War, which will be free for all players, even the ones now trying things out later this week during the free weekend promotion.

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High-tech titans teaming up to 'reconnect' Puerto Rico

The license allows the project to deploy a network of balloons that use spectrum in the 900MHz band, having received consent from the carriers already in the U.S. The team behind Project Loon uses air balloons as vehicles of change that, equipped with specialized relaying instruments, capture cellular signals transmitted by ground stations and beam them down from above.

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Some new Overwatch Halloween skins have leaked ahead of Tuesday's event

As players dreamed of certain skins to go along with their favorite heroes, Redditor Mnemosynaut spotted Facebook advertisements that inadvertently leaked more skins in the upcoming event. One thing we can be sure of is that the Overwatch Halloween 2017 event will release with a host of Legendary Overwatch skins. Blizzard should reveal more details about the event soon, but for now we're just excited to get another batch of cosmetic goodness for the shooter.

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Older Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones Not Hobbled By iOS Updates

The next test shows the CPU performance of the iPhone 5S over the same period. again using iOS 9, iOS 10 and the latest iOS 11 . However, putting an end to all this chatter, benchmarking company Futuremark released its analysis which concluded that all these claims are baseless and mere speculations.

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GM acquires LIDAR specialist Strobe

GM's announcement was short on specifics. Cruise's fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolts is now testing on the crowded streets of San Francisco , a move that GM believes will help it bring autonomous cars to market faster. Tesla has balked at the cost of Lidar and is using cameras and sensors instead. An early Strobe LIDAR prototype . What does it mean for GM investors? "I don't think so".

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Samsung phone burst into flames, company blames third party battery

If you are affected by it, the temporary solution would be to communicate through calls or use an internet-based messaging app for the time being. However, smartphone users often tend to use third party - probably because these batteries are much more affordable compared to the original ones.

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SNES Classic Hacking Is Moving Rapidly

Alternatively, you can follow this SNES Classic hacking guide posted on Neogaf . Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren't out of your reach. For more on the SNES Classic, keep it locked on Mammoth Gamers. But even the NES Classic didn't have a 100-percent success rate with added, unofficial ROMs, and, in very good news, the SNES Classic supports that system's same backup path: installed RetroArch emulation cores.

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Huawei Honor 7X Price Revealed; Phone Spotted on Geekbench

Huawei' sub-brand Honor has already set the launch date for Honor 7X as October 11. The benchmark listing reveals the phone with model number Huawei BND-AL10 along with specs which agree to most of the rumours heard before. According to the listing, the Honor 7X packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot.

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Alphabet to provide cellular connectivity in Puerto Rico via 30 balloons

Project Loon was initially designed several years ago as a way to provide internet connectivity to rural areas where access to the internet is expensive. In a filing with the FCC, Google wrote that it wanted approval to use the balloons to "support licensed mobile carriers' restoration of limited communications capability" in Puerto Rico .

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Elon Musk's SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellites for Iridium

Space X is ready for Monday's launch sending up the next batch of Iridium® Satellites . The launch was rescheduled from October 4 to happen on October 9 at 8:37 a.m. One of the highlights of this flight is that SpaceX will be flying a "used" first stage booster-only the third time the company has attempted this.

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New OnePlus 5T Smartphone Leaked (Rumor)

In any case, most reports about OnePlus' upcoming phone have rejected the likelihood of a OnePlus 5T and rather point to the arrival of a OnePlus 6 in mid-2018. We'd expect a screen resolution upgrade this time to 2K to help VR content shine, but we've been expecting that for some time now, so who knows? Well, we shouldn't forget that OPPO is the parent company of OnePlus.

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WhatsApp Business app APK file available for download, here's how it works

Ahead of the official introduction, WhatsApp, in its "About" section of the APK version of its upcoming business app explains on how this app - WhatsApp for Business app will function. How the Whatsapp Business App Works? You can include location, categories/tags, a brief description of your business, an email address, and websites (one or many).

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Windows 10 Mobile no longer a focus for Microsoft

As an individual end-user, I switched platforms for the app/hardware diversity. He added that Microsoft will continue to support the platform with security updates and bug fixes in response to a question asking if Microsoft will still support people who are using Windows Phone OS.

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IPhone or Samsung? Most purchased phone in first half of 2017 revealed

Galaxy S8 Plus was the number six best seller, with slightly less volume than the Galaxy S8. iPhone models remain the most popular smartphones, maintaining their bestseller positions since launching. A report from top analysts has revealed which smartphone racked up the most sales in the first half of the year . This was a feature that many thought would make the cut with the iPhone X .

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New Hitman content will be announced on October 24

Starting on October 13, ten new Featured Contracts as well as a brand new Challenge Pack will arrive across all platforms. That ends this month with the release of The Master Scarecrow Challenge Pack . The developer clarified this in order to keep expectations in check. We remind you that 11 November is available here for the first issue of the comic Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman .

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Apple investigating reports of iPhone 8 Plus battery swelling

But it could be a few units, say reports , and Apple must be praying not a full batch is affected, that means recalling units, ruining the whole reputation build around iPhones for years. However, so far not many incidents have been heard of. Since then, reports of the same issue have come in from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Greece and Canada, indicating that the problem isn't necessarily limited to one shipment in one part of the world.

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Walmart Jumps Gun on Google Home Mini

It'll come in coral, chalk, and charcoal colors, so hopefully, two out of those three will fit in with your home's decor (the coral color might be polarizing). It supports Spotify , Pandora, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, and Google Play Music, as well as external speakers connected by an auxiliary cable, Chromecast, or Bluetooth .

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Cracked iPhone 8 reported anew in China

China's state-backed ThePaper .cn cited an iPhone buyer surnamed Liu as saying his newly purchased iPhone 8 Plus arrived cracked open on October 5. There appear to be only six or so reports so far - certainly less than a dozen that have been publicly identified - so the issue seems to be quite small in comparison to the millions of phones that Apple has likely already sold.

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Google to Provide Puerto Rico With Cell Service Using Balloons

Project Loon is certainly one of the more "out there" projects that being funded by Google's parent company Alphabet. It partners with local telecommunications companies to transmit high-speed internet from high-altitude balloons. Lexington, Massachusetts-based Vanu Inc., which sets up wireless communications networks in rural parts of the United States, Africa and India, is sending dozens of its small, solar-powered cellular base stations to volunteer crews on the ground in Puerto Rico and ...

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Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

Elsewhere, the six-inch screen of the Pixel XL is considered particularly impressive, although the five-inch full HD display in the Pixel smartphone is pretty nifty as well. This move may help Google in competing with the dominant smart speaker manufacturer called Amazon Echo . "These days many devices - especially smartphones - look and act the same", Osterloh wrote yesterday on the Google blog.


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