• New Microsoft patent reveals metallic Surface Phone body

    New Microsoft patent reveals metallic Surface Phone body

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    The non-profit publication surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found that an estimated 25 percent of those with Microsoft Surface devices would be presented with "problems by the end of the second year of ownership", according to a study published on Thursday.
  • Snap's Earnings Show That Facebook Is Inflicting Multiple Kinds of Pain

    Snap's Earnings Show That Facebook Is Inflicting Multiple Kinds of Pain

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    Snap reported average revenue per user of $1.05 in the second quarter, with most of its growth coming from North America, bolstering the company's argument that it's growing in the right places. Spiegel and his cofounder , Bobby Murphy, will not sell shares this year . The pair's post-IPO lockup will expire Monday. Snap Inc .'s flagship product, Snapchat, has suffered from unfavorable comparisons to Facebook's Instagram Stories, which is a clone meant to compete for the company's ...
  • Consumer Reports Shocks, Says Microsoft Laptops Not Reliable

    Consumer Reports Shocks, Says Microsoft Laptops Not Reliable

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    The problems include issues with the devices starting up, machines that freeze or shut down unexpectedly, or that their touchscreens weren't responsive enough. Arguably it's a slippery slope, since more often than not a consumer will own voice themselves if they found a product to be faulty, defective or of poor quality.
  • PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

    PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

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    Previously, the Pro was able to run 1080p resolution Remote Play and Share Play, but now gamers and streamers will be able to stream direct from their consoles at a higher resolution and framerate than ever before. Sony looks to encourage more content sharing with this change, so it will be interesting to see players become popular through this platform. There will be settings to prevent non-friends from following you, and users can be blocked as well.
  • Disney World installs lighthouse honoring Lane Graves

    Disney World installs lighthouse honoring Lane Graves

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    The Lane Thomas Foundation posted on Monday a photo of the statue with the caption: "In recognition of National Lighthouse Day, please see the lighthouse created to honor our loving boy Lane". That's when an alligator snatched and drowned the toddler in a vicious, predatory attack. Graves' dad jumped in and attempted to pry open the gator's jaws - with no luck - as a second gator attacked him.
  • Spotify Launches on Xbox One With Curated Gaming Playlists

    Spotify Launches on Xbox One With Curated Gaming Playlists

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    You'll be able to stream music through Spotify on the Xbox One in the background while gaming, Microsoft has announced . You can use Spotify Connect to control your Xbox wirelessly from the app on your smart device or PC - a feature that works impressively well when I switch the current player from PC to phone almost seamlessly.
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D

    Microsoft Windows 10 Tip: How to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D

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    With Surface Plus, students and other Surface customers can purchase a Surface device with an easy, 24-month payment plan at 0% April. Microsoft ( MSFT ) announced on Tuesday that it was starting a new Surface Plus program in the US aimed at spreading the cost of the tablets over two years.
  • Burqa-clad gunmen loot bank in Kashmir

    Burqa-clad gunmen loot bank in Kashmir

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    Terrorists looted three banks, disarmed five cops and killed seven men before decamping with nine rifles in south Kashmir in the first week of May alone. Over a dozen bank robberies have taken place in Kashmir after scrapping of old Rs 500 and 1000 notes in November a year ago. However, today's incident was the first bank robbery in last nearly three months.
  • Apple takes down internet anti-censorship apps in China

    Apple takes down internet anti-censorship apps in China

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    ExpressVPN wrote in a blog post that Apple explained that its products violated Chinese law, and said that they found that "all major VPN apps for iOS ave been removed" from the store. The affected apps included Star VPN , ExpressVPN , and other tools for protecting user privacy and encrypting traffic. It was told that those VPNs that are approved would only use government infrastructure.
  • India wants to solve issues with China based on Astana consensus: MEA

    India wants to solve issues with China based on Astana consensus: MEA

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    He also said China should stop making aggressive statements, adding that China is not only "bullying India but the rest of the world". Doval may call on Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday. Foreign minister Wang Yi told reporters Bangkok earlier this week the "problem was very straightforward" and "even Indian officials publicly said that Chinese soldiers didn't enter the Indian territory".
  • Robot vacuum company mulls selling maps of homes

    Robot vacuum company mulls selling maps of homes

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    None of the companies commented. Roomba, made by American consumer robotics leader iRobot , has been mapping out details of the interior of homes in order to be able to do its job without bumping into furniture. This should be somewhat disturbing to Roomba owners and likely very exciting to anyone who likes to wander univited into other people's homes. These companies could buy this data and combine it with the telemetry they get from their devices and built user profiles that they can sell ...
  • Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

    Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

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    According to a report by The Guardian , the company is planning to remove the application after the introduction of Microsoft Paint 3D . "It's been incredible to see so much love for our trusty old app", read a blog post . Saunders didn't say when Paint would be transitioned over to a Store app, nor did she mention whether it would still be developed-or just preserved in amber.
  • Hospital says it would like Charlie Gard to go home if practical

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    Yesterday Connie Yates and Chris Gard abandoned their legal action to take 11-month-old Charlie to the USA for treatment. They accused Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) of putting "obstacles" in the way of Charlie's return home. So far as GOSH is aware, invasive ventilation is only provided in a hospital setting. Following yesterday's hearing, there remains the most delicate and hard task of finalising an end of life care plan.
  • All eyes are on Dileep's bail application

    All eyes are on Dileep's bail application

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    The police have also revealed that they have enough evidence to nail superstar Dileep in the case. Dileep's manager Appunni, who is wanted by the police, is missing. The actor's counsel had submitted before the court that there was no evidence against him. During the same time period, Rs 1lakh was deposited in Suni's account by an unnamed person.
  • New Google app reaches parts that others won't

    New Google app reaches parts that others won't

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    Google says, "the more you use Google, the better your feed will be". As Google begins to curate the material it is showing to users, it will continue to attract attention from competition authorities - which earlier this year fined the company $2.42bn for abusing its dominance.
  • Kenmore Smart appliances add Alexa support in Sears Amazon deal

    Kenmore Smart appliances add Alexa support in Sears Amazon deal

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    This story is developing. "At the end of the day, Amazon gets a huge advantage and Sears gets to stay afloat for another week", said Lee Peterson, executive vice president of brand, strategy and design for WD Partners. For now, the appliances will only be sold to U.S. Amazon customers, but Park said Sears may consider global sales in the future. Still, the company's sales have continued to shrink in recent years.
  • Erdogan spokesman says Turkey can not accept German stance

    Erdogan spokesman says Turkey can not accept German stance

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    Turkey's Foreign Ministry hit back, accusing Gabriel of "double standards". Rights groups say that the activists, including Steudtner, were in Turkey to attend a digital security workshop for activists when the group was detained in a police raid earlier this month.
  • Mercedes-Benz Officially Unveils First Pickup Truck: the X-Class

    Mercedes-Benz Officially Unveils First Pickup Truck: the X-Class

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    The X-class will be available in three model variants. The top-of-the-range model of Mercedes-Benz takes another big step towards autonomous driving and elevates Intelligent Drive to the next level. Mercedes claims the diesel has been developed to comply with future real-world emission regulations with a raft of innovative functions created to improve its efficiency, including a stepped-bowl combustion process, near-engine exhaust treatment and variable lift control camshafts for the first ...
  • China moved troops, heavy equipment to Tibet amidst standoff with India

    China moved troops, heavy equipment to Tibet amidst standoff with India

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    The commentary said China doesn't recognise the land under India's actual control as Indian territory and accused New Delhi of "poisoning" the atmosphere for border negotiations. The scale of the troops and equipment movement would make it easier for China to defend its western borders, Wang Dehua from the South Asia Studies Centre at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies said.
  • Destiny 2's beta is now live, and it's really good

    Destiny 2's beta is now live, and it's really good

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    Traditionally a beta is an early version of a game, the last major step before it's completely finished. No worries, though, three videos are now up that detail snippets of Destiny 2 gameplay and analyze new features just for you. Before the beta goes live tonight for PS4 pre-orders, IGN First has released a short teaser for Bungie's Destiny 2 . Control is another Crucible game type.