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Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users

Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users

The schedule sounds about right. Google Allo was first introduced at I/O developer conference a year ago alongside the video app known as Duo. The two are connected in a similar manner in which WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for desktops are, requiring users to scan a QR code rendered by the browser client with their mobile app before being allowed to use the service. Read More

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Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

The results indicate that the unit is turning into another key money maker after semiconductors and smartphones. Intel's more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea's Samsung Electronics elbows the USA manufacturer aside to become the leading maker of computer chips. Read More

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Partners develop Google Glass software for enterprises

Partners develop Google Glass software for enterprises

This time, however, Google has placed its focus on verticals like manufacturing and logistics, marketing Glass 2.0 as a way to boost productivity and save money. Google stated the examples of DHL, where employees in the supply chain process used Glass for scanning items from racks before moving them into totes or bins or carts to be shipped. Read More

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Crude Oil Drifts Lower Despite Inventories Draw

Crude Oil Drifts Lower Despite Inventories Draw

Oil dipped on Thursday on persistent worries about oversupply, but strong Chinese imports and signs that USA storage tanks are gradually being drained offered some support to prices. But at 495.4 million barrels, USA crude oil inventories were in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Libya and Nigeria contributed the most to the 393,000-bpd increase in the cartel's total crude output in June compared to May. Read More

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First day of Eid al-Fitr announced in Oman

When a new moon appears over Saudi Arabia, the long-anticipated feast will begin. Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal. After observing the fast for 30 days of Ramadan , the people of Morocco along with neighboring countries will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr tomorrow Sunday. Read More

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Takeaways From Amazon's Acquisition Of Whole Foods

The deal was set in motion when Mackey and fellow executives Jason Buechel, Ken Meyer and David Lannon flew up to Amazon's Seattle headquarters, according to a transcript of a town-hall meeting held Friday with employees. President Di Di Chan adds, "What makes our solution different is that it works across different formats and is so user-friendly that even my grandmother loves it". Read More

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Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: United Kingdom minister

Italy's environment minister, Gian Luca Galletti, says the United States and the rest of the G-7 are far apart on the Paris Climate Agreement and will remain so. These aren't just the conclusions of the overwhelming majority of climate scientists, they are also shared by the U.S. Department of Defense. California Governor Jerry Brown has been spending this week meeting with Chinese government officials, encouraging them to follow the state's climate change mandate and zero emission ... Read More

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CBSE defends different NEET question papers, Guj HC not

CBSE defends different NEET question papers, Guj HC not

After getting a stay on all proceedings of NEET 2017 exam till June 7 from Madurai bench of Madras High Court . The students can check their results at the official website once the result are announced. Of the 12 lakh students registered for NEET, 47,853 opted for the examination in Gujarati; 34,417 chose Bengali, 15,206 wrote in Tamil, 3,810 in Assamese, 1,766 in Telugu, 978 in Marathi, 712 in Kannada and 452 in Oriya. Read More

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Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

A sheriff's deputy was killed early Tuesday in a shootout that prompted a pre-dawn pursuit that lasted 140 miles (225 kilometers) across southwestern Montana. His name hasn't been released. The deputy reviewed the dash camera video in the slain officer's vehicle and identified the SUV. The SUV was later located in Butte-Silver Bow County near Anaconda, and a pursuit began that ended about 35 miles east of Missoula after the vehicle's tires were flattened by spike strips. Read More

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ will get Google Daydream support this summer

Bavor said that Google is once again using a platform approach to build these standalone devices. Other VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift, must be connected to a PC with cables in order to operate. Bavor did not elaborate on the new headset's technical specifications, but said that because it would be an all-in-one device. Meanwhile, Google has been steadily building up its collection of tools for creating VR content. Read More

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Daredevils Film Illegal Backflips on Golden Gate

Daredevils Film Illegal Backflips on Golden Gate

In April 2008, the bridge was scaled by two Sausalito men and an Oakland woman to protest China's treatment of Tibet and the impending arrival of the Olympic torch. "It's a vital Bay Area transportation artery and a symbol of our community". He also pointed out that he and his friend did not harm anyone or damage any property. Read More

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Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Microsoft has also unveiled a new app called Windows Story Remix lets you edit photos and video with 3D and mixed reality elements. Apple and Google already offer similar tools to manage images. Furthermore, Microsoft introduced the first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers with no markers required. Called the Fluent Design System this element it's created to "fosters harmony across devices and platforms" claims Microsoft . Read More

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Apple iOS 11: 3 Features That Can Ruin Google Android

The advice is for all Apple users to update to the latest versions of their operating system. The tvOS 10.2.1 brings fourth-generation Apple TV's bug fixes and other enhancements. On the Macintosh platform that includes a fix for the problem where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones. Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats. Read More

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Instagram adds updates making it look more like Snapchat

Instagram adds updates making it look more like Snapchat

It's no secret that Facebook-owned Instagram has been coping many of its newest features from rival app Snapchat . It has updated eight such filters including various crowns, animals like koala, rabbit and a spinning math equation. You can also add hashtags to your stories now, via text or with a hashtag sticker. It lets you link your story post to a hashtag on the social network. Read More

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McKayla Maroney sends viewers wild with sexy Instagram video

McKayla Maroney sends viewers wild with sexy Instagram video

But in a follow-up Instagram post, Maroney announced that she wished her haters well. Maroney addressed the video in another post after many believed her account was hacked. Fans of the Olympic gold medalist freaked out when the gymnast got all racy on Instagram, and she hit back by getting even more naughty on May 15. "Makeup and a camera can really make you look like a different person", she said about not surgically enhancing her face. Read More

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Motorola's Leaked 2017 Phone Lineup - Moto Z, Moto E and More

Motorola's Leaked 2017 Phone Lineup - Moto Z, Moto E and More

Moto C is packed with a 5 inch 854×480 pixel resolution display . The 3G model uses a 1.3GHz32-bit quad-core MediaTek CPU, while the 4G model comes with a 1.1GHz 64-bit quad-core MediaTek. Lenovo is set to launch two devices under each of its smartphone series, except for the "X" series, which will just have the Moto X 2017 edition. Let's say we only agree with part of that press statement, as we wouldn't even recommend the "regular" C to the least demanding ex-dumb phone owner. Read More

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Army officer's sacrifice should not go in vain

Army officer's sacrifice should not go in vain

Underlining the army's operating philosophy that all Kashmiris are not involved in militancy, Rawat said, "We understand that all Kashmiris are not involved in the so-called militancy". The GoC said Fayaz's family is fearless and they have shown hope even in this hour of grief. Calling the attack a "dastardly act of cowardice" by militants, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had said Lt Fayaz's sacrifice reiterates the nation's commitment to eliminate terrorism from the valley. Read More

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NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

The SLS program is the centerpiece of NASA's effort to send humans deeper into the solar system, starting with the first manned mission beyond Earth orbit in a half century. Lightfoot said in press conference today that putting a crew on the first flight of the SLS was technically feasible. Pegasus is transporting test articles for the largest rocket stage in the world, the Space Launch System, from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama for ... Read More

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United States astronauts begin 200th spacewalk at International Space Station

United States astronauts begin 200th spacewalk at International Space Station

The spacewalk began at 9.08 a.m., about one hour after the planned start time, and ended at 1:21 p.m. Mission Control stressed throughout the day that Fischer's suit was fine and that the leak was confined to the umbilical hose. In light of that, it's pretty wonderful that there haven't been any astronaut or cosmonaut deaths or serious injuries during spacewalks since they began at the station in 1998. Read More

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Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Allgaier gave up the lead to Logano on a Logano crossover move, but Almirola got by him. Of course, that was at Daytona in the first race of the 2017 season, and it could charitably be called a wreck-fest. "I feel bad about the 16-I got into the back of the 16 and tore up a lot of cars", Almirola said ruefully. "We only do this (type of racing) four times a year, so it's hard to be really good at it, or at least it's hard for me". Read More

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Super Mario Kart Didn't Really Start Out That Way On

We're not sure if the changes to Gold Mario are simply cosmetic but we're very sure that unlocking Gold Mario is going to be a daunting task for many players. As the current Switch gaming console is not comfortable to use for all age-group, Nintendo is aiming to develop a mini version to give more comfortable gaming experience to children too . Read More

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Activision Sending New Call of Duty Back to WWII

Activision Sending New Call of Duty Back to WWII

While we are still awaiting details to arrive for Call of Duty: WWII through official channels, newly leaked information prepares us for things to come. It was the problem that the company needed to address on the " Call of Duty: WWII ". "A next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be incredible", he said. Read More

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Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

Mets slugger Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

Wilmer Flores is dealing with a joint infection as well, leaving the team dangerously shorthanded as they head into a very important series. The New York Daily News reported Flores spent Wednesday night in the hospital. "We'll grind it out - we always have, we always will", Collins said following the game Thursday. He is 6-2 with a 2.47 ERA in 15 career games (nine starts) against the Mets. Read More

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Trump Says He'll Mark 100 Days With Pennsylvania Rally

President Donald Trump will travel to Harrisburg next weekend for his first rally in Pennsylvania since taking office. United States president Donald Trump has pledged to mark his 100th day in office with a "BIG" rally in Pennsylvania. His staff also turned down invitations to be guests at the event. During the campaign he even released a "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again". Read More

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Prince Fans To Mark Anniversary Of His Death

In tribute to the late artist, fans posted songs, friends shared memories and celebrities shared #RIPPrince messages, just as they had on the day of the musician's untimely overdose death on April 21, 2016. The estate of Prince quickly objected and a United States District Court judge in Minnesota granted a temporary restraining order. A relatively cheaper option - $549 general admission passes - was still available midweek. Read More

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United States Spacecraft To Take Slingshot Dive Inside Saturn's Rings

United States Spacecraft To Take Slingshot Dive Inside Saturn's Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is all set for its final close encounter with Saturn's largest moon Titan , the U.S. space agency has said . With its Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) visible light camera, Cassini will capture both regional and global mosaics of the hemisphere facing the spacecraft, focusing especially on mid-southern latitudes, including a basin named Hotei Regio, which appears to have had active ice volcanoes in its recent past. Read More

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Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

And now you can use this new technology too. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook . The highlighted features of the AR platform on Facebook include object recognition, 3D effects and exact location. At F8 yesterday, Facebook also launched a new virtual reality app, Facebook Spaces , which is created to let users hang out in virtual environments "as if you were in the same room". Read More

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Facebook out to read minds

Facebook out to read minds

At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type. Oculus has already dealt with some blowback for its Terms and Conditions which give Facebook access to your movements and where you're looking in VR, what these scandals look like in the future could be even more invasive. Read More

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Allegation of use of chemical weapons in Syria

Allegation of use of chemical weapons in Syria "credible" - OPCW

They recounted the horrific aftermath of a gas attack , saying the town of Khan Sheikhoun was struck by regime warplanes. Assad and his Russian ally dispute both allegations, blaming the Ghouta attack on "militants" and putting forward various scenarios about Khan Sheikhun , including the claim that a rebel chemical weapons storage facility had been bombed, or alternatively that it was a so-called false-flag operation created to attract or provide a pretext for outside intervention. Read More

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LSU gymnastics set to compete for a spot in the Super Six

LSU gymnastics set to compete for a spot in the Super Six

Oklahoma (197.725) and UCLA (197.500) emerged from the first semifinal with Utah (197.050). The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition Saturday at 8 p.m. " MyKayla Skinner competes with such confidence that it carries over to the rest of the team", praised Farden. Going into this weekend, the Red Rocks main focus is to step it up again, focusing on their landings to get those extra execution points. Read More

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Tune in to the Latest Nintendo Direct Here

Let us know what you think of the scheme in the comments . That's about when we expected it to be released , but it's great to get the final confirmation. Nintendo also confirmed that Splatoon 2 will be compatible with previously released Splatoon amiibo. When is the next Nintendo Direct? "Do not be fooled". Read More

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Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'

When asked if Ms. Rice, who has denied leaking the names of Trump associates under surveillance by United States intelligence agencies, had committed a crime , the president said, "Do I think?" Rice on Tuesday confirmed reports that she requested the "unmasking" of names of USA citizens that had been "minimized", or censored, from intelligence reports regarding the surveillance of foreign targets. Read More

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