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HTC developing blockchain smartphone called Exodus with Vive headset creator

HTC developing blockchain smartphone called Exodus with Vive headset creator

Schematics of the phone shows it has a single camera, support for storage expansion, and nano-SIM support. The creator of the HTC Vive , Phil Chen, is being brought into head up the company's new blockchain activities. This would be the second Blockchain smartphone, behind Sirin Labs Finney smartphone that is priced at $1000. "With the release of the HTC Exodus we can now make this a reality", says HTC. Read More

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Golden State Warriors beat Rockets on the road 119-106

Golden State Warriors beat Rockets on the road 119-106

Golden State recovered by the end of the first quarter, brining the game to within a single point off a couple of timely shots from Kevin Durant . I don't know what you do to guard him. The Warriors need Green to play with passion, but when he goes overboard like this, it does more harm than good. An adversarial crowd greeted the Warriors during lineup introductions and throughout the game. Read More

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Apple results to reveal iPhone X problem

Apple results to reveal iPhone X problem

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple might be looking to stabilize the price of the Apple iPhone by removing some of the features from the device. However, what that sensor will be used for is yet to be known. In India, the base-level iPhone X is being sold at Rs 84,999. Apple's share in the Indian market may have taken a hit in the Q1, 2018, however, that is no indication of the company's profits in the market. Read More

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Say hello to the iX3, BMW's 'first' electric vehicle

Say hello to the iX3, BMW's 'first' electric vehicle

The BMW iX3 will arrive in 2020, a bit behind the curve as the Jaguar I-Pace is already on sale and Audi's e-tron and Mercedes' EQ C are about to arrive. The grille, side skirts, and diffuser lend the main accents to the body of the vehicle. It has a more powerful battery that offers better performance and range combined with lower weight and volume. Read More

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May's Games With Gold Includes Metal Gear Solid V

May's Games With Gold Includes Metal Gear Solid V

You'll save over $79 if you pick up all four games and can add up to 3400 points to your gamerscore. There's another strong lineup of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games coming to Games with Gold in May. The second game is also published by Sega because the underrated Vanquish is also available from May 16th until May 31st. For the latter half of May gamers are treated to Platinum games' fast paced third person shooter, Vanquish . Read More

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Alabama QB Competition Heats Up After A-Day Game

Alabama QB Competition Heats Up After A-Day Game

Should FSU football entertain the thoughts of taking Jalen Hurts as a transfer? What was unexpected, was that Redshirt Freshman Mac Jones would win that battle versus Jalen Hurts . "But Saban was audibly and visibly frustrated by Hurts' inability to move the ball through the air, including when one of ESPN's microphones picked up Saban saying, "... Read More

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Apple to replace some MacBook Pro faulty batteries

Apple to replace some MacBook Pro faulty batteries

Eligibility for the battery replacement program is linked to the serial number of the laptop. Apple will cover machines under this program for the first five years after the retail sale of the unit. After that, it's a matter of 3 to 5 days for service to take place. Affected laptops need to be taken to either an Apple Repair Centre, an Apple Retail Store, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Read More

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EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

EPA Ousted Staffer Who Signed Report That Weakened Pruitt's Security Claims

Kathy Castor of Florida; Diana DeGette of Colordao; the top Democrat on the oversight and investigations subcommittee; and Paul Tonko of NY, the top Democrat on the environment subcommittee. But the EPA did not turn them over, and Gowdy's subsequent letter confirms that. "It is hard to reconcile the public statements of E.P.A., and the President, with these internal and external assessments", Whitehouse and Carper wrote. Read More

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West Ham striker Hernandez pushes Moyes to start him

West Ham striker Hernandez pushes Moyes to start him

Rice, 19, had a starring role as the Hammers eased their relegation fears with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea . "Coming to Chelsea games as a kid, joining the club at seven and being released at 14, I don't think I need to prove anything, but today I felt I came back and made a statement and I was happy with my performance." They need to hope for either Tottenham or Liverpool to make a few mistakes along the way, but I would be more anxious about Chelsea's performance. Read More

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Anti-Women Sumo Tradition Prevents Paramedics From Helping Collapsed Mayor

Anti-Women Sumo Tradition Prevents Paramedics From Helping Collapsed Mayor

The incident happened in Kyoto after Maizuru City Mayor Ryozo Tatami collapsed while delivering a speech. "I think it is all right for women to get on the ring when there is a reason to do so", Arai told Reuters. The incident comes at a hard time for sumo in Japan. The practice was also criticized on social media. Fusae Ohta, the female governor of Osaka from 2000 to 2008, was forced to present the governor's prize to the champion of the annual Osaka tournament on a walkway next to the ring. Read More

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Apple Developing Curved iPhone Display, Touchless Control Technology

Apple Developing Curved iPhone Display, Touchless Control Technology

OLED, or organic light emitting diode, displays can be shaped into curves or even folded, unlike the less-flexible LCD screen technology used in prior iPhones . Potentially, this might be meant to serve a similar goal as the 3D Touch feature that Apple has been including in iPhones since 2015. Google's Project Soli also boasts similar tech, this time integrating a sensor and antenna into a micro-chip that uses radar to detect touchless motions. Read More

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Fortnite Battle Royale is game on for iOS users

Fortnite Battle Royale is game on for iOS users

Now, Epic Games have confirmed the game is open to all devices that run it. Once again, Epic Games announced a new feature through the in-game news section. "We believe this is the future of games". Invites were served on the first come first basis, yet there were many who couldn't get one. The screenshot below indicates that the Vending Machine is coming soon, and will allow you to "Trade in spare materials for extra gear!", which sounds like that wood-in-exchange-for-weapons ... Read More

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Users download 'Copy of Facebook Data' to test privacy settings

Users download 'Copy of Facebook Data' to test privacy settings

It can take a few minutes, or a full day (or maybe longer, depending on how busy the platform's servers are) to get your information after you submit the request. Everything you do, the posts that you like, the reactions you give or the messages you send across are all recorded by the social media platform. The lawsuit said that the National Fair Housing Alliance did its own study after investigative news nonprofit ProPublica published an article in October 2016 that said Facebook ... Read More

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Terry Myerson - EVP of Microsoft, Is Leaving As The Company Re-organizes

Terry Myerson - EVP of Microsoft, Is Leaving As The Company Re-organizes

Meanwhile, the Cloud & AI Platform group was created in 2016 and has been led by Scott Guthrie since then. Windows devices chief and longtime Microsoft executive Terry Myerson will leave the company as part of the moves. Nadella spoke about this vision at Microsoft Ignite in September 2017. And Corporate VP Brad Anderson, whose team joined the Windows organization late past year, will continue to run Windows Enterprise Deployment and Management. Read More

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Facebook turns off ad targeting tool based on third-party data

Facebook turns off ad targeting tool based on third-party data

Following Facebook's recent privacy woes and breaches, the social media network has made a decision to mitigate further risks by cutting off access data brokers hitherto had to its multi-billion dollar ad platform. " Facebook's bug bounty program will expand so that people can also report to us if they find misuses of data by app developers", said Ime Archibong, vice-president of partnerships at Facebook, in a blog post . Read More

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New report says iPhone SE 2 will be exclusively assembled in India

New report says iPhone SE 2 will be exclusively assembled in India

During the development process, there's always the potential for things to change and release dates to be pushed back, but in the next couple of generations, we may see a foldable phone from Apple . That technology would be sold to carmakers. Siri availability in the app allows Model 3 owners to give voice commands to lock their doors, review how much charge is left on their batteries, and more. Read More

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New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

New iPad revealed with Apple Pencil in tow

At 9.7 inches, the iPad is the same size as the current entry-level iPad, which was offered at the same $329 price . And starting today, any teacher or student with a Managed Apple ID has access to 200GB of free iCloud storage. It's a significant upgrade over last year's model and Apple says it's more powerful than most PC laptops and "virtually every Chromebook". Apple has a long history in the education market with its Mac computers and more recently with iPads. Read More

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Huawei P20 vs Huawei P10

Huawei P20 vs Huawei P10

But the design has never been as similar as it is in the Huawei P20 . Not only can it give you constructive feedback, like helping you find a horizon line on a landscape shot or steadying the camera if you're trying to shoot a moving target (like a tree branch), but it can also recognise up to 400 objects, and change the camera settings to accommodate them. Read More

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Trump's China tariffs cause trade concern

Trump's China tariffs cause trade concern

The WTO allows a country to set up tariffs for that reason, but it is something of a taboo among countries to do so because if one country invokes national security, it increases the chance that others might as well. The U.S. personal savings rate has fallen steadily since the late 1970s . "Any way you look at it, it is the largest deficit of any country in the history of our world". Read More

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Shares in Dropbox soar into the clouds

Shares in Dropbox soar into the clouds

The long-awaited IPO raised $756 million for the company, which competes with a wide range of storage service providers such as publicly held Box Inc., Google Inc. The company's stock market debut is the first big technology float since Snap , the company behind the Snapchat messaging app, went public a year ago. Read More

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IOS Bug Workaround: How To Prevent Siri From Reading Out Hidden Notifications

IOS Bug Workaround: How To Prevent Siri From Reading Out Hidden Notifications

Apple users on iOS 11 can set message notifications to be hidden on the lock screen , where the user is alerted that a notification from an app has arrived, but its contents are not revealed unless the device is unlocked. This will hide the content of your notifications on the lock screen. It goes without saying that the bug is pretty serious and leaves messages you think are hidden behind a wall of security completely exposed to anyone who wants access to them. Read More

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Banner Saga Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Banner Saga Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

All of the games announced will be released on the Switch , as the 3DS was not mentioned during the showcase. Here's everything that was announced in today's Nindie Livestream. Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Read More

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