• HTC Announces Snapdragon 835-Based VIVE VR Headset for Chinese Market
HTC Announces Snapdragon 835-Based VIVE VR Headset for Chinese Market

What does the standalone HTC Vive headset look like? The company has also been testing a Viveport launcher using VR through smartphones. The catch? It's only coming out in China. The Vive Standalone will be powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile VR platform. If you've been holding off on taking the VR plunge due to the cost of entry, there's am...

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  • How to take in the solar eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place
How to take in the solar eclipse: Tips from UW Space Place

This is the first time a total solar eclipse has covered the Lower 48 from coast to coast in 99 years. The last time a total eclipse graced viewers in the United States was February 26, 1979, Parade reported, and it was in a limited geographic area.

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  • Microsoft unveils 'Windows Bounty Program' with up to $250K rewards
Microsoft unveils 'Windows Bounty Program' with up to $250K rewards

PixabayWhat has changed with the Microsoft bug bounty program? The company has offered bounties for uncovering bugs in certain Windows features since 2012 and began paying up to $100,000 in bug bounties starting in mid-2013 , in connection with the launch of Windows 8.1 Preview.

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  • Last SeaWorld orca born in captivity dies 'of pneumonia — BBCI
Last SeaWorld orca born in captivity dies 'of pneumonia — BBCI

The decision to end the program came in response to intense scrutiny after the airing of a 2013 documentary " Blackfish ", which claimed animal abuse occurred against orcas at SeaWorld parks. In January, SeaWorld's most famous captive orca Tilikum died from a bacterial infection at its Orlando park. The plan is for their performances to b...

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"GOT" new season 7 trailer sees Melisandre's return

The panel, which also included Jacob Anderson , had to say which character they wish could come back to life. Chaos is a ladder, and on Friday that ladder led directly to Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con where the cast and creators of HBO's Game of Thrones assembled before thousands of screaming fans to tease what's coming down the pipeline f...

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  • Xbox Live Gold members can play Doom for free this weekend
Xbox Live Gold members can play Doom for free this weekend

You can build your ideal Doom Marine instead of hoping you get the right chestplate next time you level. Players will still retain all of their existing guns, equipment, demons and customization unlocks that they've acquired or purchased.

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  • Oil Prices Fell After OPEC's Forecast
Oil Prices Fell After OPEC's Forecast

As a result, it revised its demand forecast up marginally from the previous month. On top of the USA data, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said its members' combined average daily output rose 1.4% last month to 32.6 million barrels.

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  • KFC Launches Limited Edition Huawei Smartphone to Celebrates 30 Years in China
KFC Launches Limited Edition Huawei Smartphone to Celebrates 30 Years in China

The partnership between one of China's biggest electronics firms and the fast food behemoth marks KFC's 30th anniversary in the region - a momentous occasion forever immortalised on each device with KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders' iconic image and an inscription which roughly translates to "Hello 1987" on the phone's rear.

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  • Social media measures Aaron Judge's chances in Home Run Derby
Social media measures Aaron Judge's chances in Home Run Derby

Moustakas doesn't grab the headlines, but he's put together 25 home runs, good for a tie with the Astros' George Springer for second in the majors. That's more been a myth than an actual trend, but it's still interesting to see that Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are competing.

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  • Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be shown the door by the Detroit Pistons?
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be shown the door by the Detroit Pistons?

That's money the Celtics aren't likely to have, particularly after they pay Isaiah Thomas (who will also be an unrestricted free agent next season). Bradley now brings some extra scoring punch - he averaged more points than any Pistons player last season. Assuming the Celtics were paying Thomas, Bradley had some limitations that made him more ...

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  • Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray pulls out of final warm-up match
Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray pulls out of final warm-up match

World No.1 Andy Murray has pulled out of an exhibition match at The Hurlingham Club in London on Tuesday with a sore hip , less than a week before the start of Wimbledon. He contracted shingles after crashing out of the Australian Open and later missed five weeks with an elbow injury before the second of two bouts of flu threatened to wrec...

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  • This Year's Google Pixel 2
This Year's Google Pixel 2 "Taimen" May Get OLED Panels from…

Beyond just offering a larger display, it will also sport thinner bezels than what can be now found on the Pixel XL . Internally, the phone is said to feature a Snapdragon 835 processor , 4GB of RAM, a 128GB internal storage option and a single rear-facing camera with dual LED flash.

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  • Eid-al-Fitr 2017 Eid Mubarak
Eid-al-Fitr 2017 Eid Mubarak

This included the Iftar in the City event which brought together more than 2000 people to share an evening meal cooked by staff and volunteers from local Islamic embassies and missions. What is Eid al-Fitr? "We've seen an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and anti-Muslim sentiments since the November election, but I think that goes h...

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  • Sensex Falls 152 Points, Nifty Settles Below 9600; Banking, Auto Stocks Drag
Sensex Falls 152 Points, Nifty Settles Below 9600; Banking, Auto Stocks Drag

The broader NSE Nifty moved between 9,647.65 and 9,565.30, before ending 55.05 points, or 0.57% down at 9,574.95. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 31,370.11 points, up by 86.47 points, or 0.28 per cent. Top gainers on Friday included Sun Pharma , Power Grid Corp, Wipro , Vedanta, ICICI Bank , Aurobindo Pharma, Dr Reddys Labs and Cipl...

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  • Amazon The Inflation Killer Will Lower Grocery Prices With Whole Foods
Amazon The Inflation Killer Will Lower Grocery Prices With Whole Foods

Jeff Bezos might demand a man cave, in other words, but it "wouldn't be branded Whole Foods Market ", he assured his employees, and will definitely occupy the basement level underneath the garage. Amazon now has a grocery delivery service called Amazon Fresh , available in about 20 cities in the USA, but it struggled to make enough headway in b...

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  • System likely to develop, prompts warnings for Gulf Coast
System likely to develop, prompts warnings for Gulf Coast

Satellite data and surface observations indicated that a broad low-pressure area had formed over the Gulf of Honduras, and the associated precipitation activity was showing signs of organization. The next system, INVEST 92, is way out in the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight expect scattered storms, with damaging wind and hail potential. Some areas could...

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  • UAE calls for Western monitoring of any deal to end Qatar rift
UAE calls for Western monitoring of any deal to end Qatar rift

This had led to "gross violations of human rights", Marri said on Friday in Geneva, noting that every Qatari family had at least one member living in other countries in the region. The crisis has forced Qatar to seek help - including from Iran. "But Qatar and Iran have a pragmatic relationship", Juneau says. Egypt's Sisi: Boycott against Qatar s...

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  • The NBA Finals highlight the Celtics' need to keep long term view
The NBA Finals highlight the Celtics' need to keep long term view

The Warriors had seized a 3-1 lead on the Cavaliers only to have James lead the greatest rally in NBA Finals history, becoming the first team to win the championship after trailing 3-1. "So, we made enough plays tonight to still win the ballgame, but they made a couple more ". Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson also had 16 first-quart...

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  • Star Wars Battlefront 2: EA's E3 Event Was All About Lessons Learned
Star Wars Battlefront 2: EA's E3 Event Was All About Lessons Learned

They insisted on commentating over it like it was some kind of sports event, but whether that's something you appreciate or not you can still enjoy the footage. But instead of simply expanding the action, In the Name of the Tsar will include new night maps. Will it be enough to bring in new players? That all looks set to change with Battlefront...

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  • Eight killed as storms & wild fires rage in South Africa
Eight killed as storms & wild fires rage in South Africa

At least eight people were killed . He said there was little hope of stopping the fire and officials would just continue evacuating all those in its path. President Jacob Zuma had cancelled a trip to Cape Town to open the World News Media Congress because it was not possible to fly there. The ferocious storm killed eight people as it pummelled...

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  • Patty Jenkins Hasn't Signed on to Direct Wonder Woman 2 Yet
Patty Jenkins Hasn't Signed on to Direct Wonder Woman 2 Yet

It's not a stretch to start hoping for more Wonder Woman movies, especially since the DC Multiverse is just starting to get its footing, as the upcoming Aquaman and movies are definitely highly anticipated. It's the decided-upon aesthetic of DC's "cinematic universe", and there's a brief opening scene that reminds us that all these new movies...

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  • Apple Watch will sync with your treadmill to share workout data
Apple Watch will sync with your treadmill to share workout data

Can a Siri watch face be better? When users get paid, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash account and can use it instantly to send to someone or make purchases using Apple Pay in stores and apps, or transfer it to their bank account.

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  • Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017
Google CE Partners to Debut Standalone VR Headsets in 2017

Google and Qualcomm collaborated to create a standalone Daydream HMD reference design, with all the goodies built into the headset itself. Yet none of these apps - Google Earth, Tilt Brush or Job Simulator - are available with the Daydream headset.

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  • Potentially severe weather including high wind gusts en route to Topeka area
Potentially severe weather including high wind gusts en route to Topeka area

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4 p.m. High near 75. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Tonight , there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 10 p.m. Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Southwest wind 10 to 15 miles per hour decreasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour af...

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  • Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C
Motorola targets developing markets with dirt cheap Moto C

New models in the C, E, G, X, and Z series will confound potential customers. Other rumors also hints at IP68 ratings fro dust and water resistance, dual-rear camera setup and Turbo Charge support. But regardless of the success, or otherwise, of the Moto Z - and Z Play - rumours are ramping up that the Moto X will be back this year. The presentat...

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  • NASCAR notebook: Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega
NASCAR notebook: Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Blaney considers Talladega to be one of those tracks. The 2.66-mile oval in Alabama is the longest on the circuit, and routinely provides entertaining and action-packed racing. Kenseth is regarded as one of the better plate-racers around, but he hasn't performed well in these types of races recently. Fans can still purchase tickets to watch t...

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  • A powerful meteor shower Aquarids
A powerful meteor shower Aquarids "spilled" on the Ground

The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand's table of southern hemisphere showers said the shower is only visible for a few hours a day, before dawn. A report said the meteor shower appears to flow from the constellation Aquarius and a group of stars called the Water Jar. 'Be patient - the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of tim...

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  • Mugabe's denial begs the question: Is there hope for Zim?
Mugabe's denial begs the question: Is there hope for Zim?

But this report, which saw Ghana's name vanish from the top 10 does not remain a bother to the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa. "We are one for the few African countries without its own currency". Ironically, his admission that Zimbabwe has resources in abundance fits into the "resource...

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  • Ming-Chi Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Dual Rear Cameras
Ming-Chi Kuo: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Feature Dual Rear Cameras

Both smartphones have a screen resolution of 2960×1440 and come with curved Super AMOLED screens. According to Kuo, the Note 8 dual camera setup will have optical zoom of up to 3X with one wide-angle lens being 12MP and a second lens a 13MP telephoto lens.

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  • Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of NFL draft
Slides (Foster), surges (Davis) from 1st round of NFL draft

More so than in previous drafts, we can expect a ton of wheeling and dealing on Thursday night. That trade worked out well. Robinson was only kidding, of course, but his debut performance previous year certainly had the feel of cinematic success .

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  • Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas
Didi set to raise US$6 billion, in race to expand overseas

The fresh funds will be used for global expansion, driverless vehicle technology and other advanced transportation technology, the person familiar with the fund raising said. Didi Chuxing came to fruition in early 2015 following a merger between local rivals Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. "Investors' support reflects strong confidence in the vision...

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  • Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings
Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

Images captured by Cassini spacecraft during its first " Grand Finale " dive past the planet have also been published. The close-in dives are created to gather ultra high-quality data. The spacecraft is supposed to fly in between Saturn and its rings 22 times tonight - and take lots of pictures while doing it. The final dives will vastly i...

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  • Call of Duty: WWII Release Date and Story Details Announced
Call of Duty: WWII Release Date and Story Details Announced

Bristling with cannon and armaments, the Rock commanded control of the Strait of Gibraltar, a critical maritime chokepoint vital to the war effort. Judging by the first trailer for Call of Duty: WWII, players are in for an intense experience this November.

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  • Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results
Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

Google is adding a fact-checking tag to search results globally, its latest initiative to help curb the spread of misinformation and "fake news" the company said recently. Additionally, Google is applying the same new parameters for its "auto-complete" function, which finishes search questions based on popularity. Google has marked the iss...

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  • Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn
Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

If the models are wrong and Cassini is clobbered by BB-size material, it still will end up exactly where NASA is aiming for on September 15 - at Saturn . Indeed, the world has been along for the entirety of Cassini's wild ride. The sea itself is about 50% larger than Earth's Lake Superior and is made of a liquid mix of methane, nitrogen, an...

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