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Uber gives up the fight in Russian Federation

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Together, Uber and Yandex now book more than 35 million rides a month in the region. Uber lost $708 million in the first quarter of this year alone, though its revenue grew 18% to $3.4 billion. It recently dumped its CEO, Travis Kalanick , after a series of crises, including allegations that Uber managers didn't adequately address reports of sexual harassment. Read More »

Facebook Messenger rolls out Messenger Lite app in India

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Unlike usual Messenger app , Facebook Lite weights only 10 MB. It also contains texts, photos, and links to emojis and stickers. And on top of adding scores of new users, engagement on the app is in "double-digit growth", said Messenger head David Marcus. Read More »

China's Lenovo outdone by HP in market share in Q2

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Gartner Principal Analyst Mikako Kitagawa, said, "Higher PC prices due to the impact of component shortages for DRAM, solid state drives (SSDs) and LCD panels had a pronounced negative impact on PC demand in the second quarter of 2017". That slump hit Asus hardest, seeing a 40.1% dip in its share of the market last quarter, compared with the same period in 2016. That is despite the USA company's figures being down 0.4 per cent compared to previous year, when the company sold 4.25 million Macs. Read More »

XCOM 2's big DLC begins with the Lost and the Chosen

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It's as though XCOM 2 is taking a bit of The Last of US's medicine, and we like what we see. The new video introduces fans to two of these: the Reapers, who are described as "masters of concealment", and a group of former ADVENT soldiers called the Skirmishers. Read More »

'Destiny 2' Open Beta Begins July 21

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Good news, Guardians: there are only a few days left before you can get your hands on Destiny 2. This is how you'll be able to redeem codes for things like emblems and other special in-game items. The non-Glacier White standalone PS4 Pro console now costs $399, with the Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition selling for $99.99. (For those who like this price, care about 4K, and are willing to forgo some of the PS4's exclusives, the 4K-enabled XBox One S is also having a Prime Day sale with ... Read More »

More T-Storms with marginal severe risk Wednesday and Thursday

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Damaging winds, rain hail. Since this is a cold front that's moving through, we do expect the temperatures to drop overnight and not get as warm on Tuesday . Humidity levels will also begin to decline, bringing a more comfortable feeling back to the region. ►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this . Read More »

Assam flood toll rises to 44, five more killed

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The death toll has reportedly increased to 34. It is reported that almost 50,000 people from 2,498 villages have left their homes and taken shelter in temporary relief camps set up in schools, government buildings and on embankments in 16 of the worst-hit districts. Read More »

Natural disaster with magnitude of 5.8 detected near North Korea

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Cho said any natural disaster deeper than 70 kilometers (43 miles) normally causes little damage on the surface. Artificial quakes have taken place in areas of North Korea, following underground nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri site. First off, the quake was centered far offshore and very deep while North Korea's past nuclear tests were conducted on land. "It's a natural quake". Read More »

Ed Sheeran announces extra Cork & Dublin dates

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The Tickets for sale for the live starts on July 12, 12 PM. Post-noon, a special link will be activated for all those who have pre-registered on Book My Show for Sheeran's gig. The Grammy victor singer who is gearing up to drool India over his power packed performance, is expected to present some of his famous numbers like Shape of You, Galway Girl and New Man- among others. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to close Dodge Viper plant in August

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Nearly two years ago FCA announced they would be discontinuing the Viper, which lead to speculation that the plant would close. The automaker will officially close its Conner Assembly Plant on August 31, according to Automotive News . General Motors also owns a plant that straddles the border of Detroit and Hamtramck. FCA has been celebrating the Viper's sunsetting output for more than a year. Read More »

Apple Back-to-School Deals Include Free Beats Gear

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Apple has today officially launched their 2017 Back to School promotion in the United States and Canada, offering eligible customers a free pair of Beats with qualifying iPad Pro and Mac purchases. For the iPad promotion, Apple is taking $US20 off the regular price tag on top of the free headphones. Purchases from the Apple Store for Education Individuals are not for institutional purchase or resale. Read More »

Gianfranco Zola Suggests Chelsea Should Target Andrea Belotti over Alvaro Morata

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The Italy striker is one of the most wanted strikers in Europe at the moment but his €100 million release clause makes him one of the most expensive commodities as well. 'They weren't real offers, but there were contacts. "I don't think Chelsea have made any offer but we are here", Cairo said. "I thought that considering the type of qualities Costa has, that Belotti was the flawless fit", he told talkSPORT . Read More »

Virginia signs on to FirstNet

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Richard Bowers, chief of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, said he is proud that Virginia is the first state to be "first in, all in, to opt in" to the network. If a state does nothing, then it defaults to opt-in. The FirstNet legislation, which allows states to opt out and build or buy their own solution, specifies that their networks must still be interoperable with the nationwide network. Read More »

WWE SmackDown Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from July 11

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Former rivals John Cena and newly crowned United States Champion AJ Styles teamed up on Smackdown Live Tuesday to take on the likes of Kevin Owens and Rusev . Much like the rest of this show, the angle was good for what it was, but was nothing special. Cena then referred to Owens as Michelin Man and told him to force him out of the ring. Read More »

State of Origin: Queensland dominate New South Wales to claim series win

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It marks the first time since 1987 the Maroons have clinched a series with two games in Queensland after losing the opener. But it was the Maroons' established stars led by evergreen hooker Smith who sparked the hosts. Queensland winger Dane Gagai received the Wally Lewis Medal as player of the series. Why NSW can win: Their game plan works. It will be the first time Morgan has started a game at State of Origin level, and although he has never started in the centres in first grade, ... Read More »

'Overwatch' E-Sports League Boasts Team Owners From NFL, MLB, NBA

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A team in San Francisco owned by Andy Miller , co-owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA team and founder of NRG Esports , a video game organization partially owned by the NBA's Shaquille O'Neal and MLB's Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Rollins. NetEase is an interesting owner for the Shanghai team. A couple of weeks ago, Eurogamer published an article that questioned the current state of Overwatch esports , suggesting that since the announcement of the Overwatch League in November, very ... Read More »

Amazon's Prime Day Shocks Fans With Ridiculous Discount For Echo Speaker

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Later in the day, Amazon confirmed that it had already sold more than twice as many Echo-family speakers in America when compared to past year, and more than three times as many devices worldwide, compared to Prime Day 2016. Then, last year, the company broke its single-day sales record . There are new deals on Amazon devices available now, including $100 off on the purchase of two Echo devices. Read More »

Intel launches Skylake-based Xeon Scalable Processors

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Customers will benefit from a performance increase of 1.65 times on average over previous generation technology. "With 58 world records and counting, Intel Xeon Scalable delivers industry leading performance across the broadest range of workloads". Read More »

House bill includes $1.6 billion for Trump's border wall

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House Republicans are proposing to allocate $1.6 billion for the next fiscal year to fund "physical barrier construction" on the U.S. -Mexico border. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi mocked the proposal in a statement Tuesday, saying, "a wall of bipartisan opposition is the only thing House Republicans are trying to build here". Read More »

Hydrogen One Launched: Know More About the Smartphone from Red

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The Red Hydrogen One features a "retina-riveting" display which switches between "3D" and 2D modes depending on the content. Users can enjoy the most of such content with wearing glasses. There is no good way to describe it until you see it. Also it comes with support for modularity which is a familiar feature and several companies like Motorola and LG have explored in recent years. Read More »

Google sets up 'Gradient' fund to invest in early-stage AI startups

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Google said the fund already has a number of portfolio companies, including Algorithmia Inc . PAIR or People + AI Research initiative will bring together people across Google - from researchers to professionals - to look at all the different ways AI can be used and how people can interact with AI systems. Read More »

Dell Latitude 12 7285 comes bearing wireless charging support

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Dell has just launched the Latitude 7000 12 7285, touted as the worlds first 2-in-1 to support wireless charging, though in a rather odd way. One of the key features of the Latitude 7285 is that you can basically swap out the keyboard to add wireless charging to the device which is very neat. Read More »

Half-Life just got its first update in years

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While Valve might be keeping us in the dark when it comes to future game releases, the company has no gripes with going back and patching up its older games. Thanks to Vsevolod Saj for reporting this. Many Steam forum commentators praised Valve for still addressing issues in the original Half-Life . Read More »

Trump threatened to sue over 2017 US Women's Open

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For the most part, the pick flew under the radar. His properties are also connected to major events on men's tours: Trump National Golf Club in Loudoun County, Va., hosted the Senior PGA Championship in May, and the 2022 PGA Championship is scheduled to be held here. Read More »

The Escapists 2 release date set

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The game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 , and Xbox One on August 22 and will cost $20. The Escapists 2 continues the adventures of prison escapes and as usual players will need to work around the strict prison schedule in order to avoid the unwanted attention of guards. Read More »

Facebook to start showing everyone ads in Messenger

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Facebook says that a small percentage of people will see ads on their Home tab towards the end of this month as we inventory builds up. That was just a test, though, and was limited to a small batch of users in Australia and Thailand, so there's a good chance you didn't actually see them. Read More »

Who's That You Called Dangerous, President Trump?

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The talks followed public discontent by Trump over China's continued trade with Pyongyang, with the U.S. leader tweeting last week that any cooperation between Washington and Beijing was unlikely when it came to the North Korea issue. Read More »

Reddit user 'who created Donald Trump CNN wrestling video' apologises

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After Reddit user "HanAssholeSolo", who originated the Trump/ CNN GIF, was discovered to have posted bigoted and antisemitic content in the past, CNN senior editor and founding member of the KFILE investigative team Andrew Kaczynski took steps to track down the user's identity, which he outlined in a blog post on the site. Read More »

Newly released GoT episode titles hint at a Daenerys-driven season start

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The actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a hilarious bit where he auditioned for a bunch of Game of Thrones roles that aren't Jon Snow . That and if the first two Season 7 episode titles are any indication - "Dragonstone", House Targaryen's ancestral seat , and "Stormborn", Dany's nickname - the series' money is on the Mother of Dragons . Read More »

Microsoft to employ unused TV channels to offer rural broadband

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Yesterday, the company announced a plan to bring broadband connectivity to millions of rural residents through unused spectrum, so-called " white space ", in the 600 MHz UHF television bands. "Microsoft has been making promises about white-spaces technology for well over a decade", Patrick McFadden, an associate general counsel for the association, wrote in comments to the commission. Read More »

U.S. hopes for quick trade deal with Britain

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The leaders agreed to prioritise a trade deal so it could be completed "as soon as possible" after Brexit, British officials said, adding that they would look at how trade links could be strengthened beforehand. He promised that a trade deal between the two nations is coming "very quickly", though the New York Times notes that couldn't happen until after Britain leaves the European Union. Read More »