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First Data, Alipay strike mobile payments deal

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China is one of US' top five visiting countries , where 90 percent of the mobile payment market is dominated by Alipay and WeChat Pay, says Bloomberg . Under the terms of the deal, Alipay will be accepted by 4 million US merchants that use payments processor First Data, Bloomberg News reported . According to the company, Alipay users can hold American Express, Visa and Mastercard cards and carry out transactions with over 100,000 retailers in 70 worldwide markets. Read More »

LG X power2 with 4500mAh battery starts rolling out in North America

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Thanks to the 4,500 mAh battery , the new LG device will come with 26 hours of talk time, or a comparable 19 hours of web browsing, or 18 hours of video viewing. With a 5MP wide angle camera up front, users can easily take wefies of a large group while LG's smart UX includes Auto Shot and Gesture Interval Shot which simplify taking selfies by triggering the shutter as soon as a face or hand gesture is detected. Read More »

Apple Earnings Tops Street, But Revenues Miss

Apple had come under fire from President Donald Trump during his campaign because it manufactures most of its products in China. Its latest moves may be meant to head off any potential conflicts with President Trump, who has pressured corporations to invest more domestically. Read More »

Hyper Sentinel shooting its way to the Switch eShop

As per the details shared by our friend at Nintendo Everything , Nintendo Switch owners will now have an option to store their credit card information when making a digital download purchase. The company has recently added a best-selling tab to the store, allowing you to see the most popular games on the system at a glance. They can activate or disable the entry password when it is on file. Read More »

IPhone 8 To Place Touch ID On Back Panel

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A report originally published by the Chinese Economic Daily News says that Apple will reveal their newest smartphone in September of this year with a launch scheduled for October. The news comes, who report on an research note distributed this week by respected Hong Kong-based research firm that states there is a "high chance" the Touch ID sensor will be located on the back of the iPhone 8. Read More »

Based Chesapeake Energy posts first-quarter profit

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The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 330,085 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $2,070,000 after buying an additional 32,462 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Microsoft Surface Chief Says That There's No Surface Pro 5

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Microsoft will not use its Shanghai event to announce a Surface Pro 5. The offers are 25% off Bose headphones and speakers and 15% off selected Surface Pro 4 plus receive a free Kate Spade Sleeve . With OEMs picking up share in the under-$999 market for notebooks and tablets, Microsoft decided to make a clear appeal to the MacBook crowd with "perfect fit and finish, with a premium feel". Read More »

Has Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Virtually Confirmed its Highly Anticipated Surface Phone?

The $999 laptop isn't exactly a budget device, but it fits a critical audience that may not be able to afford Microsoft's high-power $1500 Surface Book. But we all know how that went. The speakers of the Surface Laptop are located underneath the keyboard. Although the trend nowadays is to annually release a successor fitted with the latest processor and technology, it seems that Microsoft is not following this route. Read More »

Tim Cook says Apple is investing $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing

He pointed out that Apple already created two million jobs in the United States and will increase that number in the future. After pent-up demand for the next iPhone eases, the next big for Apple could be augmented reality, closely followed analyst Steven Milunovich said Wednesday. Read More »

Need for Speed 2017 will support a proper single-player offline mode

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The developers want their fans to be able to do what they want and go where they please in the new game, either to admire the view or test out your new ride. Ghost also emphasised that customisation will "play as strong a role as ever" in the new NFS, while police chases will be a feature too. "When release day rolls around for the next Need for Speed , you will be able to play through a single player experience completely offline". Read More »

DEATH AND REGRETS: Warren Buffett's big annual meeting was sort of depressing

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The billionaire investor was speaking at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders' meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, which is attended every year by tens of thousands of investors and is referred to as the "Woodstock of capitalism". Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance launched two insurance policies that cover cyber liability and the costs incurred to respond to a data breach or threat. Read More »

Packers Draft Day 3 Selections

Green Bay merely had to move back to No. 33, which will be the first pick of the second round when the draft resumes Friday night. In those days, the draft was a two-day affair, so the Packers didn't have to wait long before selecting wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Read More »

Microsoft Windows 10 S wants you to stick to its default browser

The Surface Laptop will become available in the market starting June 15 . The components inside are about what you'd expect from a premium laptop in this price range: an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. "Apple's Macbook Air is particularly popular with students, but the company has not released a new model for a while", said Carolina Milanesi, an analyst at Creative Strategies. Read More »

Samsung posts Q1 revenue growth, no thanks to mobile division

During the company's first quarter financial results , the company also confirmed its plans to bring a new flagship to the market. For the January-March period, Samsung's profit jumped 46 percent over a year earlier to 7.7 trillion won ($6.8 billion), compared with 5.3 trillion won a year earlier. Read More »

Travel ban opponents demonstrate at courthouse

Yet in this case, the judges on the 4th Circuit decided it should be heard by the full court - otherwise known as "en banc" - in the first instance. But that case does not signal the end of the road. "Conditions in these countries have continued to deteriorate", Wall said. I think what the President made clear - granted, he clarified this over time - but he made clear in the months leading up to the election and after the inauguration that what he was talking about was the threat from ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch eShop Maintenance

And as a security layer if you enable this, you can add a password to confirm following purchases. However, with the early success of the Nintendo Switch and the mostly positive reviews for the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo is finally pulling itself back into relevance in the lucrative video game industry. Read More »

Microsoft Patches the "Crazy Bad" Windows Vulnerability

The flaw was discovered by Google Project Zero researchers Tavis Ormandy and Natalie Silvanovich . Earlier today we reported that Google Project Zero researchers found a "crazy bad" Windows flaw. Build should include an update and how Microsoft plans to help developers create one application and ensure it works everywhere. Propagation of the fix to products that are configured to for automatic updates can take up to 48 hours, but users can also trigger a manual update . Read More »

Moon Jae-in set for South Korean presidency

Left-leaning Moon Jae-in is the clear favourite - vowing to tackle the inequality, slow growth and unemployment, which became a focal point in the context of Park's alleged wrongdoing - but his views on the North could spark tensions on the worldwide level. Read More »

Pictures of Queen Elizabeth II driving have gone viral!

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In a sign that she is not slowing down any time soon, 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain was spotted driving home from church on Sunday, May 7. She was seen last week being driven from a function at Leicester Cathedral together with her husband, Prince Philip. After the Duke of Edinburgh announced his retirement from his Royal duties last week, the children and grandchildren of the Queen have embarked on a new phase of public duties, as "Team Windsor" rallied round to fill the his ... Read More »

India is on top of the world for video calling minutes

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When the company announced video calling previous year, WhatsApp emphasized that the reason it had taken so long for the feature to roll out was because the company wanted to bring video calling to all users, not just those "who can afford the most expensive new phones or live in countries with the best cellular networks". Read More »

This giant Pikachu doesn't stop dancing even if its falling

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Shit starts getting weird around the 1:10 mark, moments after Pikachu steps forward to perform Tracy Turnblad's solo. As soon as the event's handlers noticed that the star Pikachu started deflating like a balloon, they quickly rushed onstage and took the performer off stage. Read More »

Chrome for Android makes it easier to save webpages for offline viewing

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But now user will be able to save content online by pressing a single long press on any link and select " Download link ". If you enter the URL or click a bookmark to it while you're offline, you'll see the saved version instead of the dinosaur page that tells you that you're offline, and if you try to load a page while offline, that same dinosaur page now has a button that will automatically download the page the next time you get connected to the internet. Read More »

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off globally

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The summer movie season is officially upon us, and in the coming months, Hollywood will be unleashing their blockbuster hopefuls. Were you expecting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. That's right. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place three years in the past, in 2014. New offerings at the specialty box office. " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Read More »

Waze update lets anyone use their own voice for navigation

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The Waze app is basically based on give and take method. After all you don't want to become a victim of a prank where the person says "Turn left" when the phrase says "Turn right". Another note that should be worth mentioning is that full street name prompts are not supported. You'll add your clips to the app's library so you can make your Waze experience completely unique. Read More »

Facebook is back after global crash

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How do I even talk to someone face to face, ' one person wrote. Thai news site ThaiTech also reported access was disrupted in the country Tuesday morning, while a reader from the Philippines also highlighted the outage. The site was back up and running within 30 minutes but it was long enough to cause a stir online. Facebook users have experienced a second technical glitch within a week. Read More »

Warren Buffett Jokes, But Not About Berkshire Paying a Dividend

Buffett said "it's bad" when airline executives get hauled before Congress, but said the events did not change the strategy behind his investments in the airlines. To some, the remark sounded like a veiled reference to 3G Capital - the Brazilian company known for extreme cost-cutting and firings - and Buffett's co-investor in H.J. Read More »

Austria orders Facebook to delete hate postings

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Viewed as a landmark victory for anti-hate speech campaigners, the case is thought to have wide-reaching ramifications for the social media giant with the court ruling that Facebook must delete the posts across the platform irrespective of jurisdiction, not just in Austria. Read More »

Buffett: United made 'terrible mistake' with dragged passenger

Buffett also discussed U.S. President Donald Trump, who was rarely mentioned at Berkshire's annual meeting on Saturday, where Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger answered five hours of shareholder and analyst questions. And two days before the meeting Buffett had revealed he had sold a third of Berkshire's shares in IBM, one of the four so-called pillars of his company's massive investment portfolio. Read More »

Latest Heroes of the Storm trailer focuses on a real D.Va

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While in Pilot mode, she can use a mount to get around more quickly, and basic attacks reduce the wait to call in a replacement mech. If she's in pilot mode, she can call in a new mech to pilot. Finally, she can either self-destruct her mech causing "medium to massive damage" in a large area. You have to kill the pilot to really put D.Va down after all. Read More »

Houston's Nene suffers season-ending thigh injury

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Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio. Lou Williams , who had four points combined in the past two games, had 13 points. "Whoever it is, we've got to try to fill that role". They're playing with an edge. Just my job, and the team's job, is to support him and be there for him. KEEP AN EYE ON: The physicality. " Nene is a big part of what we do", Harden said. Read More »

Microsoft Introduces $999 Surface Laptop With Windows 10 S

Microsoft has released a restricted version of its flagship client operating system that prevents users from running apps from untrusted sources. However, Surface devices were a silver lining. As for its own Windows 10 S dedicated device, Microsoft has announced the Surface Laptop . The laptop starts at $999, the same as the MacBook Air , but much more than what iPads and Chromebooks go for. Read More »

Google Started 'Android O Beta' Developers Preview

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Google will be releasing the 2017 Pixel phones later in the year and they should be the first to come powered by Android O out of the box, unless LG - or someone else - pulls another stunt like it happened with last year's LG V20. All users enrolled in the current Beta Program will have their devices updated to the latest public version of Nougat . Even better, Google's Senior VP has already hinted that the upcoming operating system is going to be codenamed Oreo. Read More »