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Apple Launches iMessage App Store Ahead of iOS 10

This news was confirmed by Apple itself in a blog post where it said that it's now looking at the App Store to find out problematic and stagnant apps, and getting rid of them permanently. Previously, users need to shoot Boomerangs in the dedicated app, which captures a series of still photos and combines them to create a GIF animation.

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FDA Finally Bans Antibacterial Soaps Containing Triclosan and 18 Other Chemicals

There are concerns that antibacterial ingredients like triclosan could be a hormone-disrupting chemical and also make bacteria resistant to antibiotics. It also does not cover antiseptics used in health care settings, the FDA said. Technically there are three ingredients that haven't been banned yet; benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, and chloroxylenol.

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Ingenium Engine Family Grows With Gasoline Unit, Teases Transcend Transmission

Thanks to a new electro-hydraulic valvetrain, integrated exhaust manifold and twin-scroll turbochargers with ceramic ball bearings, the new family should use up 15 percent less fuel than the engines they replace, all the while delivering up to 25 percent more power than before.

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Messages App Store Launches Ahead of Tomorrow's iOS 10 Release

Several of the apps that were demonstrated during the WWDC 2016 keynote are here, such as Square Cash , OpenTable, and JibJab. Like the regular App Store, the iMessage App Store features a mix of free and paid applications. You can also find the updated Citymapper app , which lets you share your location in iMessage with a tap. To differentiate the different types of apps and sticker packs, you'll see an "Only for iMessage" note above the Details tab on the App's description page.

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Trump, Clinton Virtually Tied in New Poll

Muir's interviews come as a new CNN/ORC poll finds Trump edging Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent among likely voters nationwide. A sizable number of active military personnel and veterans say they are not comfortable with the candidates acting as commander-in-chief - 53 percent for Trump and 35 percent for Clinton.

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In Phone Interview, Clinton Shuts Down False Narrative About Her Illness, Transparency

I decided that I did need to leave, and as soon as I got into the air conditioned van, I cooled off, I got some water, and very quickly, I felt better", she said. But Mr Trump has repeatedly suggested she is unfit, telling supporters last month she "lacks the mental and physical stamina" to serve as president.

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Microsoft Just Can't Stop Making Fun of Apple in Surface Ads

The current rumors of the expected release date can be believed to some extent. Kaby Lake processors, particularly the chips launching in 2017, will be capable of performing the same level of high-intensity workload with less hardware, ensuring the Surface Pro 5 is faster and more efficient than tablets or laptops running on the sixth generation of Intel processors like the i3 or i5 chip.

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GM's electric Chevy Bolt to go 238 miles per charge

As a point of reference, at the launch of the Tesla, Elon Musk stated that the Model 3 would have "at least an EPA 215 miles" of range, so it would appear the Bolt will have the upper hand in at least this one regard. Several states offer additional tax credits, as well. The EV can also be charged on a home system, at 110 volts or 220 volts. Those credits can apply to your tax return, but are not automatically factored into the auto buying process.

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Sony open to letting devs charge for PS4 Pro upgrade patches

Going forward, developers will be expected to build games for "base" PS4 consoles as well as Pro consoles. It'll also remain at 60fps. However, Penello failed to promise that HDR support would be added to existing Xbox One consoles, as it is for ordinary PlayStation 4 machines.

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Brazil ratifies Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases

Brazil's President Michel Temer signed the ratification in Brasilia following approval by both houses of Congress. U.S. and China had ratified the deal on September 3. He said the ministry will shortly announce its "commitment to strategy", particularly aiming to consolidate conservation and full protection areas and define sustainable use.

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Jon-Allan Butterworth 'hopes to inspire' with Paralympics cycling gold

And Butterfield rounded off the day with her win, soon after Whitehead had triumphed, with David Henson third behind his team-mate. Cox's win comes little more than two years since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 2014. Cockcroft successfully defended her Paralympic title in the T34 100m in the Olympic Stadium. "There was no way I was going to come this far for silver", Butterworth said.

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Pakistani airline stops passengers from carrying Samsung smartphone

Koh Dong-jin, head of Samsung's mobile division, told reporters that a total of 35 complaints had been filed with its service centers at home and overseas for the Galaxy Note 7's battery problem as of September 1. "However, because our customers' safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note7", the world's largest smartphone maker said in a statement on Saturday.

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Forza Horizon 3 Demo to go live Next Week for Xbox users

You can find Forza Horizon 3's demo on the Microsoft Store here. Furthermore, this demo is purported to be only for the Xbox One console platform, and it is yet unclear whether or not the "Forza Horizon 3" demo will be released for PC gamers as well.

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HP Enterprise Spins Off Software Assets With Micro Focus

Micro Focus , headquartered in Newbury, said the proposed deal with HPE Software is a "rare opportunity" to significantly increase Micro Focus' scale and breadth. The combined company will be led by Kevin Loosemore, executive chairman of Micro Focus . The sale would help HPE CEO Meg Whitman execute a plan to shift HPE's strategy to a few key areas such as networking, storage, and technology services since the company separated a year ago from computer and printer makerHP Inc.

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Miami mosquito samples test positive for Zika virus in U.S. first

Yao said the Southeast Asia is especially a concern mainly because of population density and climate, adding that Singapore has been largely effective in controlling the spread of mosquitos. Others said scientists should seize the chance now to prevent Zika from becoming entrenched elsewhere. "The cupboard is bare, there's no way to provide that", he said at a briefing with reporters in Washington, D.C.

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Tesla Makes Major Update to Autopilot

In May, the driver of a Tesla Model S electric auto was killed when the vehicle hit a tractor-trailer. The warning will sound after the driver's hands are off the wheel for more than three minutes when the Tesla is following another vehicle at speeds above 72kmh.

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NASA Analysis Reveals Warmest August In 136 Years of Modern Record-Keeping

That means that it was the warmest August since 1880, when record keeping began. The report came from the space agency's scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, or GISS, in NY, who analyze the planet's monthly global temperatures.

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Wilson will be able to play vs. Rams despite injury

He's planning on playing, and we'll see how it goes. Wilson suffered the injury when he got his foot stepped on during Sunday's season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Carroll said the team is "already talking" about adding another quarterback to the roster. And like I said, I think last night, he nearly welcomed the challenge and had an attitude about, 'Ok, here we go.

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Seahawks rally past Dolphins, 12-10

Players on the Miami Dolphins , Seattle Seahawks , Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots demonstrated during the national anthems at their respective games on Sunday. Let's be the group that's finding solutions on the sidelines and I felt like that's what that group was doing". According to reports, star quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a "significant" ankle injury that could force him to miss next week's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Galaxy Note 7 concerns knock $14bn off Samsung's market value

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned passengers not to turn on or charge their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones in-flight due to concerns over the devices' batteries catching fire. "We sincerely thank our customers for their understanding and patience", the statement added. We are asking users to power down their Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as soon as possible.

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Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem mobile games delayed for Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run is a new endless runner that you can play with one hand, using graphics from New Super Mario Bros. The virtual reality game has been downloaded some 500 million times , Niantic chief John Hanke told the Apple event. The game also includes a battle mode - called Toad Rally - in which you compete with players on your friends list in an attempt to impress Toad. Players need to navigate challenging course while collecting coins on the first mode.

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USA launches nation's first mission to collect asteroid samples

It will take two years to reach Bennu , which is circling the sun in a slightly wider orbit than Earth's. Five seconds. That's all the spacecraft will probably need to grab a sample from the asteroid that measures 1,650 feet across. Bennu , with a diameter of 492 meters, is classified as a potentially hazardous object, with a 1 in 2700 chance of impacting Earth in the 22nd century.

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Committee meets to fix quantum of Cauvery water to be released

But senior counsel Shekhar Naphade , appearing for Tamil Nadu , said the state required 50 TMC of water in Mettur Dam to meet the farmers' requirement of water for the entire September. The violence flared up shortly after the Supreme Court, modifying its September 5 order, on Monday asked Karnataka to release a reduced amount of 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu till September 20.

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Facebook Messenger allows for direct merchant sales

The confirmation comes from David Marcus, who is the head of Messenger at Facebook, during his talk onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016. PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, Stripe, American Express, and Braintree are first set of payment platforms the social media company is partnering with for a start.

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Microsoft claims Scorpio will be more powerful than PS4 Pro

The "standard console moving forward", the Slim is a smaller, more energy efficient version of the previous Playstation 4 consoles. House also added that it will not be possible to add 4K UHD to PS4 Pro via a firmware update , either. Sony announced the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro consoles. Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (SIE) will launch two new PlayStation 4 game console models in a dual bid to win over new users and satisfy serious gamers' demands for the latest technology.

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Elon Musk on Tesla's Autopilot 8.0: "Superhuman"

Musk called the coming radar-only breaking feature "superhuman" during the call, and said that with "fleet learning" the update will offer "probably a three-fold improvement in safety". The safety regulators want to improve human behavior while also promoting technology that will protect people in such mishaps. "It's really about improving the probability of safety", he explains.

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Premier League champions Leicester City left red-faced at Liverpool

A Roberto Firmino brace and goals from Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana secured a comprehensive victory for the Reds against Claudio Ranieri's title-holders, who could only manage a solitary reply from Jamie Vardy. "I thought it was a good challenge for us today because I know we can be really strong". Mignolet looked particularly rattled by the experience and, a few moments later, failed to deal with a long throw-in from Luis Hernandez which allowed Huth to head against the Liverpool bar.

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'The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey' Will Be Shorter Than Planned

During the first part of his highly anticipated interview with Dr. Phil , interrogation tapes showed the now-29-year-old telling police that he didn't leave his room after the police came to search for his sister JonBenét . Her older brother and parents became suspects, but the family members were later cleared by DNA evidence. Ramsey explained why he spoke 20 years later.

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Clinton taken ill during September 11 commemoration

Dr. Lisa Bardack says in a statement that Clinton is "recovering nicely" after attending a September 11 anniversary event in Lower Manhattan. The Clinton campaign said a planned trip to California Monday or Tuesday has been cancelled. The weather was warm and humid in NY on Sunday, and there was a breeze at the crowded memorial plaza during the ceremony. She then resumed her speech.

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Rodgers wants Packers to clean up offence after opening win

Legendary head coach Curly Lambeau led that squad 92 years ago, guiding them to a 7-4 record against teams like the Milwaukee Badgers and the Racine Legion. Cook, the lanky and speedy tight end who signed a one-year, $2.75 million deal with Green Bay after the Rams cut him, ran down the seam and drew a 30-yard pass interference penalty.

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Category 5 Super Typhoon Meranti is strongest storm of 2016 season

Super Typhoon Meranti is the seventh category 4 or 5 storm to form during the Northern Hemisphere's 2016 storm season, but beat Super Typhoon Nepartak in terms of its estimated maximum sustained winds. In that part of the world they are simply known as typhoons. Fluctuations in the storm's intensity are likely before Meranti makes its closest pass to southern Taiwan on Wednesday, but it is likely to still be a powerful Typhoon at that time.

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Tesla To Upgrade Its Autopilot, Will Rely More On Radar

Despite the limitations of radar, Autopilot 8.0 can supposedly unlocks access to six-times as many radar objects than its range of cars could before. Tesla said that it would combine the radar sensors (added to vehicles starting in October 2014) along with advanced signal processing to see the world.

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Full moon can trigger big earthquakes

A tsunami wave overflowed the seawall in Miyako City after the magnitude 9 quake struck Japan on March 11, 2011. In the study by the University of Tokyo Department of Earth and Planetary Science, researchers said the probability of a tiny rock fracture expanding to a big rupture increased with tidal stress levels.

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Trump says he'll release new health information

Instead of coming out swinging like he often does, the plan is for him and his campaign aides to refrain from commenting on the bystanders' videos that showed Clinton stumbling or collapsing as she was helped into her vehicle by staff and Secret Service agents, according to the people briefed on the strategy.

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Google starts rolling out Android N update to Android One devices

Search giant Google has started rolling out the latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 7.0 Nougat, to Android One devices. The Android One smartphones are getting the new version of Android via an OTA update. First to get Android Nougat are some of the Google Nexus phones. Besides, not receiving Nougat officially is hardly the end for users. In addition, Android Nougat offers a new way of multi-tasking with the Split-screen feature.


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