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HTC U12+: A four camera flagship with no notch

The camera meanwhile is said to be a dual-lens one, consisting of a 12MP f/1.75 wide-angle lens with large pixels, and a 16MP f/2.6 telephoto lens. The front side carries dual 8MP sensors with 84-degrees field of view and Bokeh mode. The U12 Plus will also feature dual speakers for HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition audio. It is possible to work with OIS, AR stickers, Bokeh, hyperlapse and slo-mo features.

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PayPal Buys Payments Startup iZettle for $2.2 Billion

PayPal and iZettle were not immediately available for comment. PayPal, based in San Jose, California, says Stockholm-based iZettle is on pace to process about $6 billion in payments this year. The deal will be an all-cash deal and is expected to be closed by third quarter of the current financial year. "The combination of iZettle and PayPal will provide tremendous benefits to our merchants who will have access to an even wider range of tools to help them get paid, sell smarter and grow".

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A Tiny Satellite Headed to Mars Looks Back at Earth

The Mars Helicopter is the result of four years of design, testing, and redesign at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL ) in California. Instead of the pale blue dot resemblance, there is now no such similarities between the Cubesats (MarCO-A and MarCO-B) and the Voyager 1 of 1990.

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Girl, 11, killed when tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh

And an 80-year-old Chestnut Ridge woman was killed around the same time when a tree landed on her vehicle as she drove on Red Schoolhouse Road in that village. As of Wednesday night, almost 300,000 customers remained without power in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, according to poweroutage.us.

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Fortnite Competitive Mode Possibly Being Developed

So don't expect this to be a permanent fixture on the Game Modes screen. Earlier this week, some very committed fans of Fortnite Battle Royale dug into the game's files and uncovered content that seemed to suggest that a competitive game mode is on the way.

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Red's $1300 Holographic Phone Coming to AT&T, Verizon This Summer

But RED is actually making and releasing one. Red Hydrogen One , the oft-delayed smartphone from the famed camera maker, is finally coming out, and in the USA it will be coming to Verizon and AT&T . You can sign up to be notified when Verizon will have the Hydrogen One in stores at this link . It also has a insane "holographic" display which few people have even seen to date.

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OnePlus 5 and 5T Starts Receiving New OxygenOS Open Beta Update

Select 'Reboot system now' to restart your OnePlus 6 and the phone will boot up Android P beta. With an f/1.7 aperture, the 16MP main camera has been bolstered by a 19 percent larger sensor and OIS for outstanding performance in a range of lighting conditions.

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Scientists detect oxygen legacy of first stars

This research is presented in a paper "The onset of star formation 250 million years after the Big Bang ", by T. Hashimoto et al ., to appear in the journal Nature . "This detection pushes back the frontiers of the observable Universe", said Dr. Takuya Hashimoto, an astronomer at both Osaka Sangyo University and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

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Nation observes first of Ramazan with religious fervour

The news has been confirmed by Chand Committee. After years, Pakistan joins other world countries to observe beginning of the fasting month on the same day. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having martial relations from dawn until sunset.

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OnePlus 6 passes YouTuber's burn, bend, and scratch durability tests

The OnePlus 6 was finally unveiled about 12 hours ago after quite a bit of shameless self-leaking, and it seems like a pretty solid phone. They look awesome on iPhone X - any every other smartphone, for that matter. The OnePlus 6 will be available to buy from OnePlus' exclusive United Kingdom retail partner O2 with prices starting from £40 per month depending on data plan.

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YouTube Adds Artist, Songwriter Credits To 500M Videos

This addition comes as YouTube preps a new music subscription service, along with other changes created to make it a more music and artist friendly platform. YouTube now automatically credits artists and record labels of music used in videos. Robert Ashcroft , CEO of the performing rights society PRS, said , "Unlike with CDs, and LPs before that, songwriters are not generally credited for their work on digital services and platforms; I welcome the steps that YouTube is taking to right ...

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Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers

Additionally, the Xbox Adaptive Controller supports external inputs from a range of third-party manufacturers, including PDP, Logitech, and Quadstick (you can see a full list here). "On our journey of inclusive design, we have taken a wider view of our fans and a more inclusive approach to designing for them". Spencer says the Adaptive Controller "has been years in the making" and is a "passion project".

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George and Charlotte among Meghan´s bridesmaids and pageboys

George's Chapel. The other pageboys are Harry's godson, Jasper Dyer, aged six, and seven-year-old twin brothers Brian and John Mulroney. The Royal Wedding has been embroiled in chaos recently as Meghan's father, Thomas Markle , pulled out of giving the bride away at the eleventh hour, citing urgent heart surgery for his reason.

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OnePlus 6 with dual rear cameras announced; Know Specifications, Price

Since its inception, OnePlus has been shaped and built by its community and they have been a large part of the company's journey. Expect it to be priced similarly in India as well. 250, and discounts up to Rs. 500 for purchasing ebooks via Amazon Kindle. Besides, benefits up to Rs. 25,000 will be available on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip.

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The Crew 2 beta features the entire open world, sign-ups now live

The Crew 2 beta will launch on May 31 and will run through until June 4. During the closed beta, players will experience the first level of the progression system as they compete in races across all first four disciplines - Street Race, Rally Raid, Powerboat and Aerobatics - against the backdrop of a fully redesigned US, via land, water and air.

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Banned Ozone-Harming Gas Creeps Back, Suggesting a Mystery Source

Montzka, a research chemist at the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. David Fahey, director of NOAA " s Chemical Science Division and co-chair of the United Nations Environment Programme's Ozone Secretariat 's Science Advisory Panel, said ongoing monitoring of the atmosphere will be key to ensuring that the goal of restoring the ozone layer is achieved.

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Apple wants $1B from Samsung at smartphone retrial

That's according to Apple's vice president of marketing, Greg Joswiak, who recently testified at the firm's ongoing patent trial with top rival Samsung . Apple is arguing that not only should Samsung pay the entire $399 million (which applies specifically to the two patents mentioned above) but the original $1 billion because "article of manufacture" consists of the whole phone.

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Maradona Shocks Football World With Dynamo Brest Presidency Announcement

Buenos Aires: Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has said that he accepted an offer to become chairman and sporting director of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest. Dinamo, based in the south-west of Belarus, are now in eighth position in the country's Premier League. Maradona, a Fifa World Cup victor with Argentina, was appointed as Fujairah manager last May with the objective of leading the club into the Arabian Gulf League.

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Salah Headlines Egypt's WC Squad, Ex-PSL Striker Misses Out

Egypt opt to play defence-first football, which some fans do not enjoy. The Pharaohs who return to the World Cup after a 28-year hiatus are due to face Colombia in Bergamo, Italy on 1 June, before having their final warm up game in Brussels against Belgium on 6 June.

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Microsoft releases new updates for Windows 10 version 1703 and 1709

KB4100347 is related to the Spectre v2 issue and fixes a very serious security issue. "Devices with Toshiba XG4 Series, Toshiba XG5 Series or Toshiba BG3 Series solid state disk (SSD) drives may experience degraded battery life after upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update", wrote the Redmond representative.

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Battlefield V to be revealed next week

Battlefield V will head to "another frontline", dropping the previous game's WW1 setting. In a subsequent tweet on the official Battlefield account, it was confirmed that this is indeed Battlefield V we're talking about, and that the live reveal will begin at 4 PM Eastern on May 23.

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Nintendo registers domains for Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee

This company has registered domains for Nintendo in the past, and they were also behind the registration of the pokemon .com domain. Pikachu Edition and Pokémon Let's GO! Just the inclusion of the word "Go" in those potential titles hints strongly at a link to Pokemon GO .

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Metro Exodus will not be released this year

The game's publisher, Deep Silver, has released a statement, describing the reasoning behind the delay. Metro Exodus , the third game in the creepy, atmospheric Metro series, has unfortunately been pushed back to 2019. This time around players can look forward to a more expansive game world, with Deep Silver championing Exodus as a 'sandbox survival experience.' Sounds like a victor to us.

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Mircrosoft's Low-Cost Tablet to Rival Apple

The budget line will have a battery life that's about four hours less than the Pro line. According to the report, the new Surfaces should start at around $400 without accessories like a keyboard, which is $99 cheaper than the 2015 Surface 3.

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PlayStation Vita is Officially Dead as Sony Ends Production

Fiscal year 2018 ends on 31 March 2019. PS Vita had some awesome titles, if you still have one around do checkout Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Danganronpa 1&2, Hotline Miami, Persona 4 Golden , Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Final Fantasy X/X-2, Killzone Mercenary, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and many more.

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New Dark Energy Discovery Suggests Alien Life In Other Universes

And, dark energy might be the common thread between these universes. We can't go beyond our own universe to find the lives of aliens , but this new knowledge of dark energy may adjust the way we look for ways in the future. The team has published its results in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society . The matter of dark energy has been a hot topic among scientists for quite some time, and it's becoming increasingly clear that we don't have a solid grasp on how ...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 is getting two new colours in 'select markets'

Right now, it took Samsung and Google nearly three months to bring ARCore support on Galaxy S9. In its press release, Samsung stated that the Burgundy Red Galaxy S9 and S9 + are hitting the South Korean and Chinese markets in May. While Galaxy S9 now supports ARCore, it will be interesting to see how Samsung and Google work together to bring support on the future devices. The Sunrise Gold is Samsung's first device to sport a satin glass finish, giving the handset what Samsung calls ...

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Nokia X6 with 5.8-inch display, dual rear cameras launched

Like every other mid-range smartphone released so far this year, HMD Global is also keen to tout Nokia X6's AI-powered photography features. With 95% of its body covered by glass, the phone can be obtained with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage combination or the more souped-up 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

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Honor bets on premium smartphones, eyes spot in top 3 in India

As for cameras, there's a dual 16MP and 24MP setup on the rear, both of which are assisted by AI trickery, while a 24MP front snapper will make sure your Friday night pub selfies are a lot more detailed than you'd like. The camera also lets you record full HD videos. On the front, it has a 24MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture and AI beautification. The front-facing camera also enables the Face Unlock feature.

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IPL 2018: Rajasthan vs Kolkata Match Report

The Knight Riders always looked to have enough in reserve, however, and even though Lynn compiled a more circumspect knock than usual before falling to Stokes, Dinesh Karthik (41 not out) and Russell (20no) finished the job. Rajasthan would, thus, bank heavily on Buttler and Archer to deliver the goods. The 27-year-old opener was looking for a sixth straight half-century having passed the mark against Kings XI Punjab twice, Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to ...

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HTC To Launch World's Second Blockchain-Powered Smartphone

The phone , named Exodus , will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized applications. Moving forward, however, his new title will be "decentralized chief officer". Blockchain smart phones are touted to offer better security and user experience by integrating cold wallet storage right into the phone, and enabling direct trading of the native cryptocurrency with peers on the phone's network, without mining fees.

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Meghan Markle's father 'won't attend royal wedding'

Well, they were all staged. "It was not. It was to benefit him and to benefit the royal family - that everyone looks good - and that they depict you as they are". For some, the walking-down-the-aisle tradition is indeed a sweet gesture - a special father-daughter moment to be cherished. While Kensington Palace put out a cheerful press release about Harry and Meghan's wedding menu, Samantha Grant, Meghan Markle's outspoken half sister, claimed on British television that she masterminded ...

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Deadly convenience: Keyless cars and their carbon monoxide toll

Keyless-ignition cars offer the convince of not having to worry about using a physical key to start and stop the vehicle . Read the full New York Times report. Both the Times and The Globe and Mail believe these numbers are on the conservative side. Some vehicle manufacturers are incorporating measures like alarms to warn drivers or have the auto turn off automatically if it's standing idle for a while, but not all cars have these features.

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Tesla Registers Shanghai Electric Car Firm in China

It was not clear if the new firm was related to the anticipated Shanghai plant. A representative for Tesla China wasn't able to comment immediately. The formation of this company comes shortly after Elon Musk said Tesla was edging closer to an announcement regarding a Chinese factory. China is an important marker for Tesla , as well as for General Motors.

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Boston Dynamics to start selling its dog-like robot next year

Boston Dynamics said the company has plans with contract manufacturers to produce the first 100 SpotMinis later this year for "commercial purposes". At a robotics conference in California , the company's founder Marc Raibert announced that the slightly creepy SpotMini was now in pre-production and scheduled for large-scale production and general availability from middle of 2019.


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