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LG Q8 Smartphone Gets Official

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We'll be seeing the LG Q6 here in Australia later this year according to LG Australia, so we may be in line to see the Q8 as well. The LG Q8 is slammed with a hefty €599 in Europe and sales will commence later this month. The front-facing camera is a 5 MP wide-angle one. Much like other LG high-end devices, the LG Q8 also comes with 32-bit quad DAC support. The front camera has a wide lens capable of video recording of 1080p. Read More »

Google Motion Stills now available on Android

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The UI for Motion Stills is pretty clean and straightforward - so much so that Google doesn't even give a tutorial screen introducing the app's features. The app doesnt let you import existing clips to process them for stabilization, but it does let you create up to one-minute long time lapses which are called “fast-forwards” while the apps main three-second animations are called “Motion Stills”. Read More »

Intel has axed the group working on fitness trackers and health wearables

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From one fad to another, Intel is trying to chase the next big thing. Their Project Tango is said to be releasing a new phone with Asus (Asus Zenfone AR) with augmented reality capability later this year. In February the company launched the New Balance IQ smartwatch, and in March it launched a $US1550 ($1948) Connected Modular 45 smartwatch in collaboration with Tag Heuer that was going to have it's own built-in AI. Read More »

Donald Trump stands by Jeff Sessions, despite rebuke

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he plans to continue as the nation's top law enforcement officer, speaking out one day after President Donald Trump expressed regrets about appointing him to the job. Trump also criticized Rosenstein for picking Robert Muller as special counsel, noting Mueller was being interviewed to replace James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Meizu PRO 7 & PRO 7 Plus Images Revealed By TENAA

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It also reveals the final design of the smartphone. Meanwhile, numbers of leaked images have appeared online from different sources, explaining the device's front and back look. The Pro 7 will be powered by a MediaTek Helio X30 SoC according to the TENAA listing which was suggested by earlier rumors too. The variants are 64GB storage and 4GB RAM; 64GB storage, 6GB RAM; 128GB storage, 6GB RAM; 128GB storage, 8GB RAM. Read More »

Gunpoint Robbers Steal Kanye West 'Yeezy' Sneakers from Re-Sellers

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One lucky fan in particular will never forget the moment the rapper gifted him with a fresh, new pair of Yeezy sneakers after hearing his inspirational story. When 21-year-old Tyler Wesley got a direct message from Adidas on Twitter asking him for his sneaker size, he didn't know what to expect. And captioning the picture he uploaded to his Instagram account, Tyler wrote: "Thank you #KanyeWest & @adidasoriginals for the Custom "Cream White" Yeezy Boost 350 V2 (sic)" It is not the only ... Read More »

Duchess Kate Goes Bright and Bold in Germany

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The family has attracted large groups of eager spectators on each stop of their tour, including in the German capital, Berlin, where William and Catherine met Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Monday, Kate Middleton and Prince William visited a digital and technological start-up, Heart in Warsaw. While on their royal tour in Warsaw, Poland , Middleton received a baby present. Read More »

Apple Unveils New Special Edition Beats Headphones With Balmain

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The two new colour options; Khaki and Safari, are available for both pairs of headphones and both feature gold coloured accents. Apple has partnered with reality star turned model Kylie Jenner for the launch of two new special Balmain Beats editions of the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones , Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones and accompanying accessories. Read More »

Today is the 48th anniversary of the first lunar landing

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Nancy Carlson, the owner of the bag, although knew that these type of bags were used in space missions, didn't know if the sand in the bag was actual moon sand, brought back by Neil Armstrong . The Apollo 11 anniversary gala was held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, underneath a Saturn V booster. Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin addresses gala attendees on July 15, 2017. Read More »

Nintendo Files Trademark For N64 Controller And More

The filing, which took place on the 18th, places the trademark application firmly in the "consumer video game apparatus" category, so we don't have to worry that Nintendo is looking to sell us digital pictures of the controller . These trademarks at least confirm that the company is up to something, but many are thinking the N64 controller trademark points to the aforementioned mini console. Read More »

Atari Introduces the Speakerhat

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Atari is blending fashion and wearables with the debut of Speakerhats, or baseball caps with audio speakers built into the visor. The Atari Speakerhat features downwards firing speakers right on the cap's visor. Iconic gaming firm Atari recently returned to the limelight with news it'll be building an NES Classic-inspired Ataribox featuring a raft of its most illustrious titles. Read More »

Call of Duty: WW2 Zombies Trailer Officially Revealed

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However, we already know that David Tennant ( Dr. Who ), Elodie Young ( Daredevil ), Udo Kier (Blade)and Kathryn Winnick ( Vikings ) will star. The new Zombies mode of Call of Duty WW2 has just fled, and as much to prevent you right away, it sends heavy. Read More »

People can now go aboard the ISS with Google

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Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut at the European Space Agency, spent six months onboard the ISS and returned last month. You still pan around a particular area by clicking around on the image, just as you would in a typical Street View, but Google also added special annotations to the ISS images. Read More »

'Extremely rare' discovery hidden for a MILLION years found falling child

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The family did not dig out the fossil themselves, but later visited an expert, Dr. Peter Houde , at New Mexico State University ."I immediately recognized the importance of what it was". After initially re-burying the fossil , it was finally properly excavated in May. The skull and the tusks will be studied and reconstructed, which could take years. Read More »

Update your iPhone to fix this Wi-Fi security flaw

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Apple released a slew of software updates today for almost all of its systems; you can now download macOS Sierra 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 to any of your compatible devices. In this case, iOS 10.3.3's patches are generally applicable back to the iPhone 5 or later, iPad 4th generation or later, and the iPod touch 6th generation. Read More »

Here is where to see the solar eclipse

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Will you only be able to see a partial eclipse? The only totally safe methods of viewing the eclipse include using specially designed solar eclipse filters or pinhole projectors. In order to get the total eclipse experience, Gutsch recommends planning ahead and, if need be, making reservations as soon as possible. "A lot of hotels in the path of totality have already been sold out". Read More »

Tesla CEO Musk Announces Hyperloop Connecting New York, DC

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An Amtrak for the 21st century. Entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday said that he had received "verbal government approval" to build an underground transport hyperloop between NY and Washington, D.C., although he did not say who gave the approval or how any such project would proceed. Read More »

Cavaliers F James Jones Retires, Takes Front Office Job

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James Jones , who starred at Hialeah American High School, the University of Miami and was a part of three NBA championship teams including two with the Miami Heat, retired after 14 seasons in the league Wednesday to become the Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Phoenix Suns . Read More »

FIA confirms 'Halo' will be introduced next season

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Veteran F1 commentator Martin Brundle tweeted that the cockpit protection system was simply "plain ugly". While the shield might be better at deflecting minor components and debris, the less aesthetically pleasing halo could offer greater protection against bouncing wheels and heavier objects. Read More »

Samsung May Not Be Working On Bixby Speaker

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According to Tom's Guide , Samsung's large device will be worth the wait. Luckily, there have also been plenty of other leaked images showing a rear case without a sensor fuelling speculation that Apple will, indeed, include a front scanner under the screen. Read More »

LinkedIn Lite app now available to download in India

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With more than 500 million subscribers worldwide, Linkedin, a social networking website for the working world, is taking its next step in its bid to score more users with its primary focus on the emerging markets. The Messenger Lite is also a toned-down version of Messenger chat app and under 10MB in size. At the time, Weiner had told in an exclusive interaction with ETtech that products like LinkedIn Lite will also "make sense in other markets with restrictions in storage and bandwidth". Read More »

All-New Ford Bronco Could Be a Four-Door Hybrid Report Claims

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When reached for comment by Road & Track a Ford spokesperson said that "we will have more information about Bronco passenger configurations closer to launch". "But that's based on some of the concerns with the frame". As for the powertrain, Ford is expected to use something similar to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine used in the Ford Fusion, generating around 325 horsepower. Read More »

Next Nissan Leaf to be equipped with all-in-one pedal

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The technology will turn the accelerator into an e-Pedal, with the flip of a switch, thus allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal. We already know Nissan will be offering Propilot Park in the new LEAF, a system which uses sonar and cameras to let the auto park itself in angled or straight in and out parking situations. Read More »

IOS 10.3.3 Released For The iPhone And iPad

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Apple offered up little detail about exactly what is in the 10.3.3 release. While Apple and other software developers are doing the right thing in telling us what they have fixed, the release notes also act as a list of potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Read More »

Govt to safeguard valid interests of employees

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The letter also says that the the government's priority should be to restructure the airline's huge debt. "It is the firm conviction of the government that the process of disinvestment is only meant to make Air India a much stronger world class airline capable of competing with others successfully". Read More »

U.S. Music Mid-Year Report 2017

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Pop was third, and country was the fourth most popular genre. The NIELSEN report NOTED THAT R&B and Hip-Hop are now gathering 25.1% of all music consumption in the USA, while Rock claims 23%. Hip hop and it don't stop. "Hip-hop and R&B have always been at the forefront of culture but right now, I think it's a special circumstance where its dominating". Read More »

June unemployment holds at 4.5 percent

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Full-time employment surged by 62,000, following a revised gain of 53,400 in May. The unemployment rate in the state of Washington remained at 4.5 percent last month, according to the state's Employment Security Department. Employment Minister Kyam Maher said: "We have now seen 21 consecutive months of jobs growth in our state, with 17,000 more employed and 9800 more in full-time work over that period". Read More »

Nokia's new owner HMD Global gets Leadership Change

The Nokia 8 was spotted briefly on the official site in China. According to recent rumours, Nokia is also preparing to release another set of Nokia smartphones-Nokia 2, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9, all to be operated on Android. Read More »

Elon Musk Admits Flying to Mars Might Be Hard

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk during a speaking engagement at the International Space Station Research and Development conference on Wednesday provided an update on his company's plan to send humans to Mars . "That'd be pretty cool and then going beyond that, getting people to Mars". Of course, Musk did hint that SpaceX has not completely abandoned this landing concept, and that the company could bring it back later, but "it doesn't seem like the right [way] to apply resources right now". Read More »

Destiny 2: How to Fix the Olive Error Code

Titan Vanguard Zavala riles up his troops with an inspiring speech, while Hunter Vanguar Cayde-6, well, takes a different approach. It's not just what you do that's similar to its predecessor, it's how you do it too. But it does little to stave off the feeling of familiarity even if you haven't played Destiny before. This area was found on the planetoid Nessus, and other beta players can find it themselves at the start of the "Inverted Spire" strike mission. Read More »

IPhone 8 Touch ID panic button tipped in new Apple patent

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It would also allow for live audio or video to be streamed from the phone to the dispatcher and for personal information stored on the device, like social security numbers or home addresses, to be deleted. An example of the technology use would be using an index finger to unlock your phone instead of your regularly-used thumbprint. And now that the patent has been approved, perhaps Apple will put the technology to use. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 5X Price In India Specifications Features Review Comparison

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According to the previous leaks, the Xiaomi 5X will have a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a scratch resistance 2.5D curved glass coating on top of the display. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat powers this smartphone and it based completely on the MIUI 9 . Xiaomi is calling out for beta testers , but to sign up and use the new OS you must be running the Xiaomi Mi6 , Redmi Note 4 (Qualcomm edition) and Redmi Note 4X . Read More »