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Spain demands ouster of Catalonia's rulers

Spain demands ouster of Catalonia's rulers

The government's next steps include requesting authorisation from the senate to temporarily dissolve the roles of Catalonia's president, vice president and the advisers of the Catalan government. Supporters say the region does too much to prop up the rest of the national economy and would thrive if it went its own way, but opponents say Catalonia is stronger as part of Spain and that a split would spell economic and political disaster. Read More

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Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

Over the past few years, Uber and Lyft have poured money into subsidies and other short-term stimulants of market share growth. Lyft has been growing its cash cushion to take on Uber. Ride-hailing supremacy in the U.S.is still up for grabs, with Alphabet placing its latest bet on Lyft, while SoftBank backs Uber. Lyft's new valuation is another black eye for Uber, which once boasted a close relationship with Mountain View. Read More

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Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens

Foldable ZTE Axon M is official with dual touchscreens

Extended Mode: Use the two screens as one full 6.75-inch display . As for the pricing, the ZTE Axon M can be bought by paying $24.17 per month, which roughly translates to Rs. The Chinese vendor has also confirmed that the Axon M will also be available in other markets including China, Europe, and Japan sometime later of this year. Read More

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Google Photos now groups your cat and dog photos automatically

Google Photos now groups your cat and dog photos automatically

You can do everything with them that you do with your own photos. Yup, this is now apparently smart enough to distinguish between pets so only your hound gets grouped. The app now collects them automatically. And any app that can nails it can score brownie points with users. Google is now working on the next update which would be more stable version of the Photos app with all the bug fixes and other issues reported by the users from around the world. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Launch on T-Mobile Soon

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Launch on T-Mobile Soon

The South Korean smartphone manufacturing company didn't host any special event for launching the new J series phones, instead just listed the device on the Samsung India website with the specifications . This news comes from Twitter leaker Ice Universe , who simply says that the "Galaxy S9 will use 3D sensor front camera ". Samsung has launched its budget Galaxy J2 (2017) in Indian market on Friday. Read More

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Google Pixel 2 XL vs Pixel 2 vs Apple iPhone X

The camera sure offers a immaculate pictures, but how Google made it possible is a lesser known fact. For all those who are interested in knowing more about what the Pixel 2 and the company's new VR headset bring to the table, check out our guide on what's new with Google Pixel 2 and Google Daydream View . Read More

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Apple Looks Into iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Battery Swelling

Apple Looks Into iPhone 8 & 8 Plus Battery Swelling

So far the reports appear to be limited related to the number of devices sold. There are now a total of six reported incidents of the iPhone 8 Plus splitting open. The user claimed to be charging the phone using only an official Apple power adapter and Lightning to USB cable. It may appear that the problem may not be widespread, but nowadays everyone is pretty attentive to such incidents in the wake of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 situation. Read More

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New Range Rover Sport SVR And Plug-In Hybrid Option Unveiled

New Range Rover Sport SVR And Plug-In Hybrid Option Unveiled

Nick Collins, vehicle line director at JLR, said: "The new Range Rover Sport strikes a compelling balance between dynamic capability, passenger comfort and efficiency". Coming as part of a raft of updates to the Range Rover Sport line-up, the 404PS plug-in version - dubbed the P400e in a new naming structure being adopted by the brand - claims a potential electric-driven range of 31 miles, 101mpg on the combined fuel cycle and 64g/km Carbon dioxide emissions. Read More

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The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible

The Nintendo Classic Mini SNES Has Been Released And It Looks Incredible

The NES Classic and SNES Classic feature identical controller ports - it happens to be the same port that the Wii used - and we can confirm that the two consoles' throwback gamepads are interchangeable. Walmart ( wmt ) has said that it will have SNES Classic Edition units in its stores "while supplies last". More importantly, were you actually able to get yourself an SNES Classic at launch? Is it even worth that? Much like your dad watching the football and saying: "It was nothing ... Read More

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Wall Street wraps up strong week and quarter; S&P closes at record

Wall Street wraps up strong week and quarter; S&P closes at record

The S&P 500 added 9.30 points, or 0.37 percent, to 2,519.36. The GOP tax plan released Wednesday breaks rates down into three categories and cuts corporate tax rates. For the week, the Dow rose 0.2% and the S&P rose 0.7% in their third straight weekly advance. Sept 28 ( Reuters ) - Gains in McDonald's lifted the Dow in early afternoon trading on Thursday, while a cooling of the enthusiasm generated by President Donald Trump's tax plan pressured financial and technology stocks. Read More

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Thousands near Bali volcano evacuate

Thousands near Bali volcano evacuate

People living outside of that zone have also evacuated. "So I chose to get out to save myself with my stuff and my pet", he said, carrying a cage housing a bird. There are reports even the animals have fled the mountain, which is what occurred last time Mount Agung erupted in 1963, killing 1000 people. "Sirens will sound and tell the community the mountain has erupted". Read More

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WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X

WSJ details 3D sensor delays for iPhone X

Cooper Levenson security expert and attorney Peter Fu worries that people will take Apple's assurances on the security of Face ID to mean there's no risk of some type of hack. Other apps "can't access Face ID or the data associated with the enrolled face", the company said in its security white paper. The information is only available to the Secure Enclave and never leaves the device, is not sent to Apple and is not included in device backups. Read More

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Delta Airlines introduces free messaging on flights

Delta Airlines introduces free messaging on flights

Still, considering Delta used to price in-flight messaging starting at $2.95 (prices varied depending on your flight), the new service is a nice change, even if it is limited to boring, text-based messaging. Well, texters worry no more... at least if you travel with Delta Air Lines . Bastion took over as CEO in May of a year ago. Bastian says Delta is the first US global carrier to offer the free messaging service . Read More

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FBI Reports Violent-Crime Uptick, but Numbers Down Overall

FBI Reports Violent-Crime Uptick, but Numbers Down Overall

Overall violent crime was up 4.1% previous year, while murder increased by 8.6%, according to statistics on national crime released by the agency on Monday. The FBI surveyed more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies to compile its annual Uniform Crime Reporting program. Sessions said the country needed to "dismantle criminal organizations and gangs, stop the scourge of drug trafficking, and send a strong message to criminals that we will not surrender our communities to lawlessness ... Read More

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Intel unveils 8th generation 'Coffee Lake' CPUs for desktop PCs

Intel unveils 8th generation 'Coffee Lake' CPUs for desktop PCs

Similarly, the mid-range Core i5 processor now touts six cores instead of four and the Core i7 models have six cores with support for hyper-threading. This line ranges from Core i3 to i7, meaning regardless of your budget or needs, there should be a product for you. "Our 8thGen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and - for gamers, in particular- offer an unbeatable experience", stated Anand Srivatsa, general manager of Intel's Desktop Platform ... Read More

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Ikea jumps on iPhone 8 hype with cheeky 'This Charges Everything' campaign

Ikea jumps on iPhone 8 hype with cheeky 'This Charges Everything' campaign

It retails for $329 and up. If you're considering asking Siri what lamp you should buy, IKEA recommends the $69.99 wireless charging-capable Riggad . But the Xiaomi company is listed to join on the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) member on the WPC website. Are you looking forward to being able to charge it wirelessly? The Mi 6 already has a 4-sided curved glass body so it wouldn't be too big of a leap to assume the Mi 7 will also be heavily glass-based. Read More

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SEC Reveals Data Breach Caused By Software Application Vulnerability

SEC Reveals Data Breach Caused By Software Application Vulnerability

News of the incident comes after credit reporting agency Equifax earlier this month disclosed a breach that exposed the personal information of 143 million USA consumers. The SEC discussed the 2016 hack in a lengthy statement by Clayton on the agency's cybersecurity efforts. In the case of the Equifax breach, credit card numbers for about 209,000 USA consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for 182,000 U.S. Read More

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IPhone OS makes it harder to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

IPhone OS makes it harder to switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

The company also got caught using a tool called "God View" to track a Buzzfeed reporter without her permission. It took Apple a while, but the Camera app now scans QR codes. I love the flowers-they look a bit CGI/illustrated, but they are nice and make your screen pop and feel fresh. Gone are the days of awkwardly, painstakingly reading out your WiFi password to visitors when they want to connect to the internet. Read More

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Ninety7 LOFT gives Google Home battery power

Ninety7 LOFT gives Google Home battery power

According to reports, Alphabet Inc ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) will unveil a new smart speaker at a big event next month, which will be smaller, low priced, and compete with Amazon's Echo Dot . You can now roam around your house with Google Home or any other place with Wi-Fi in range. Besides LOFT , Ninety7 also unveiled the DOX this week - which is a similar accessory for the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation). Read More

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The Apple Watch Series 3 isn't off to a good start

The Apple Watch Series 3 isn't off to a good start

Goode reported that her the problem persisted even after Apple shipped another model for review , the device proceeded to connect to Wi-Fi networks instead of LTE. Additionally, the spokesperson stated that Apple is working on a fix. The iPhone X was one of three new iPhone models unveiled at the first event at Apple's new "spaceship" campus. Read More

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Pirate Bay caught using visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency

Pirate Bay caught using visitors' CPUs to mine cryptocurrency

The miner "could eventually replace" the advertisements on the website, the report said. The miner was discovered after users noticed CPU usage spiking on certain pages. According to Filip Truta from Hot For Security, Coinhive uses Monero blockchain technology that users can run directly on their browsers and generate XMR for Pirate Bay in exchange for no ads. Read More

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Lascelles strikes again to lift Newcastle

Lascelles strikes again to lift Newcastle

NeNewcastle United are close to announcing that captain Jamaal Lascelles has agreed a new-five year contract at St James' Park, according to The Telegraph . We'd be looking at each other like 'who's going to step up?' He said: "We didn't play particularly well today - I didn't think we were poor, we just weren't particularly as good as we have been in recent weeks, so that's the disappointment". Read More

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Wisconsin Senate passes state budget, sends to Walker

Wisconsin Senate passes state budget, sends to Walker

The budget is 11 weeks overdue and three GOP senators were threatening to vote against it, but it finally passed after some last minute promises and a phone call from Walker, who is now overseas on a trade mission. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling said the fact that the Republicans had difficulty getting the needed 17 votes "demonstrates the dysfunction that's happening, the inability to govern". Read More

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