• Android Oreo: Google unveils name of Android 8, here's what's new
Android Oreo: Google unveils name of Android 8, here's what's new

Basically, Oreo uses machine learning to figure out stuff like phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Read on to check if yours makes the cut. Google described this in May as separating the Android operating system framework from specific vendor implementations, which is just a way of saying that it wants to draw a line between the software a...

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  • Eclipse eye health worries -What you need to know
Eclipse eye health worries -What you need to know

The symptoms may not show up for hours. So the question become how people can tell if they hurt their eyes. If you look at the sun for 10 seconds, it might be too long, and if you do it for 20 seconds, it's definitely too long. Chou recommended that seeing an optometrist first if you're anxious about eye damage; they will be able to see you fas...

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  • Smart headphones lead Google's new hardware charge
Smart headphones lead Google's new hardware charge

Press the Google Assistant button. Additionally, there is a mention of a Google Assistant button on a left earcup, which suggests these the headphones are wireless over-ears and not earbuds. Yet there are also references to two buttons - one for summoning Google Assistant, and another unspecified "top button". If Google headphones are indeed on...

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  • Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'
Paul Ryan: Leaders must push beyond 'passions of moment'

When CNN's Jake Tapper followed up with a question about Trump saying some "fine people" were among the racist protesters, Ryan's response seemed like a cop-out, Liebert said. "I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like a moral equivocation, or at the very least, moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral c...

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  • Google's new Chromebook Pixel arriving this autumn
Google's new Chromebook Pixel arriving this autumn

When it comes to the new Google Home speaker, Android Police once again doesn't have too much in way solid details. While there may or may not be a new Chromebook in the works, there will be a new Google Home that the company will be launching as well, which is said to be a smaller version of the already running Google Home , and shoul...

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  • Finnish Police Say Two Killed In Knife Attack, Suspect Arrested
Finnish Police Say Two Killed In Knife Attack, Suspect Arrested

South-West Finland polic, Tweeted at 16:40 local time, saying: "Several people stabbed in central Turku ". As per Ilta-Sanomat, six people were injured, including a man and five woman. It is Finland's 6th largest city. By the evening police were confident that the centre of Turku was safe for the general public once again. People are asked...

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  • Here's the best LG V30 smartphone leak we've seen so far
Here's the best LG V30 smartphone leak we've seen so far

As seen from the photo, the LG V30 seems to be a matured iteration of the G6 ( review ), albeit with a bigger FullVision display . It retains the same dual camera setup from the G6 and last year's V30, which is capable of wide-angle shots.

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  • Google to launch data-friendly version of its search app for mobile
Google to launch data-friendly version of its search app for mobile

And thanks to the built-in data saving features, this is the first time ever an official Google mobile app offers Instant Search - something which, ironically, Google killed off just a couple of weeks ago because it never worked on smartphones.

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  • PS4's next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies
PS4's next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies

Each family on PSN will now have a Family Manager. The Family on PSN feature will allow families to set up their own PSN accounts for kids with customized parental controls, such as the promotion of adults between accounts to customize children's parental control settings.

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  • This mind-blowing video reveals the future of smartphone cameras
This mind-blowing video reveals the future of smartphone cameras

A new camera architecture will be coming to the new ISPs, with computer vision, image quality, and power efficiency expected to be boosted in new Snapdragon chips for mobile and VR. They also boast improved video quality, gyro-based image stabilization, improved face-detection capabilities, and accurate mapping for XR simulations.

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  • Google Pixel 2 Spotted in FCC Listings with Android 8.0.1
Google Pixel 2 Spotted in FCC Listings with Android 8.0.1

Reports have emerged that Google will start rolling out Android 8.0 update to its Pixel and Nexus devices as early as August 21. While we'll have to wait and see if the features teased in the filing come to fruition upon the Pixel 2's release - expected to be October - it'll be more interesting to quirky additions like a squeezable input wi...

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  • Microsoft Surface is Dead Last for Reliability
Microsoft Surface is Dead Last for Reliability

But the biggest threat to Surface devices has been the problems faced by some consumers like freezes, a particular hardware not responding, touch issues etc as these issues affect the reliability. More specifically - and, arguably more importantly - the move was made in response to annual subscriber surveys between 2014 and early this year citing...

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  • Hands On: Spotify App on Xbox One
Hands On: Spotify App on Xbox One

The new app for the games console allows users to listen to playlists mid-game, stream on-demand songs and browse the full catalogue of music. On a related note, Spotify is coming to Xbox Live today, according to Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games Marketing.

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  • Prosecutors Seek To Imprison Samsung Heir for 12 Years
Prosecutors Seek To Imprison Samsung Heir for 12 Years

Lee Jae-yong, 49, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, made an emotional address to a courtroom in Seoul hours after the police raided a management office linked to his father, the company chairman Lee Kun-hee. In return, the president exercised influence over government entities for favoritism towards the group including backing of Samsung...

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  • This is the 2017 Google Pixel with large bezels
This is the 2017 Google Pixel with large bezels

Reportedly, the Pixel 2 is expected to feature a 4.97-inch fullHD display and pack in 64 GB of memory. Even so, both handsets should feature dual speakers on the front - something that older HTC flagships have gotten us used to - although neither will offer dual rear cameras.

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  • Is Spotify finally coming to Xbox One?
Is Spotify finally coming to Xbox One?

Microsoft is set to bring the popular music streaming app Spotify on to Xbox One platforms, for all users to enjoy. It nearly unusual to think that Spotify isn't on Xbox One yet, but considering that a Spotify app just arrived on the Windows 10 Store back in the June, the timing certainly seems right for a debut on Xbox One.

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  • Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings
Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings

Apps that frequently crash, eat up excess battery, or render slowly will find themselves much lower in Play Store searches. The update was released to a small subset of Play Store users this past week, and Google says they've already seen a difference in user retention-the higher quality apps that are being filtered to the top are used more and u...

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  • Owning Surface just got easier with the new Surface Plus Program
Owning Surface just got easier with the new Surface Plus Program

Customers also have the option to add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan . Small and medium sized businesses, meanwhile, can enjoy Surface Plus for Business . The number of devices under the agreement can also change during the middle of the term as well, the post said. Flexible Terms: Businesses can choose flexible 18, 24, or 30 ...

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  • Nintendo Of America Announces SNES Classic Mini Preorders Later This Month
Nintendo Of America Announces SNES Classic Mini Preorders Later This Month

The announcement comes after Walmart prematurely launched pre-orders for the SNES Classic, only to cancel those orders a few days later. It will cost about $80 and come with 21 pre-loaded games, including the never-before released " Star Fox 2 ".

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  • Final Fantasy 15's invincible armour now looks less like Power Rangers
Final Fantasy 15's invincible armour now looks less like Power Rangers

Square Enix continues its commitment to providing free content for all Final Fantasy XV players today with a new update. A new quest, "O Partner, My Partner" - can be accepted from the Meldacio Hunter HQ after the player has completed Chapter 8.

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  • Sony net profit soars in April-June quarter
Sony net profit soars in April-June quarter

Operating income , meanwhile, has been given a ¥10bn upward revision to ¥180bn, again due to the positive impact of foreign exchange rates. Net income rose 282.1 percent to 80.9 billion yen ($734 million). It's worth mentioning that these are sell-in numbers to retailers. The gains in this industry are well-developed thanks to sales of PS4 soft...

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  • Paul di Resta to replace ill Felipe Massa at Hungarian Grand Prix
Paul di Resta to replace ill Felipe Massa at Hungarian Grand Prix

The 31-year-old, who has been working as a consultant for Sky Sports F1, will be jumping from the frying pan into the fire, having never driven the team's new-spec FW40 when he heads straight out into qualifying this afternoon. 'I was scared, nervous, anxious, ' said Di Resta, who competes in the DTM series. Massa had been complaining of dizzines...

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  • WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M
WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

The company had crossed the milestone of one billion monthly active users in February previous year and now has 1.3 billion monthly active users. He also announced that 100 million people joined groups, and 2 billion messages were sent between people and businesses every month.

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  • Microsoft Extends Bug Bounty Program for All Windows 10 Features
Microsoft Extends Bug Bounty Program for All Windows 10 Features

They "will continue indefinitely at Microsoft's discretion", the security response team said. "Any critical or important class remote code execution, elevation of privilege, or design flaws that compromises a customer's privacy and security will receive a bounty".

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  • Doklam standoff: Can NSA Doval tame the dragon?
Doklam standoff: Can NSA Doval tame the dragon?

Earlier, there was a question mark on whether Doval and Yang would have a one-on-one meeting given that China had set the withdrawal of Indian troops from Donglang as a precondition for a "meaningful dialogue" on the standoff. Meanwhile, the government on Thursday said the issuance of stapled visas by China to the people of Arunachal Pradesh was ra...

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  • SoftBank Takes Stake in Roomba-Maker IRobot
SoftBank Takes Stake in Roomba-Maker IRobot

The executive is now exploring deals to share data with tech giants like Apple, Google , and Amazon , according to Reuters . iRobot is already compatible with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Home , so there's already some sharing of information in place.

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  • Outpour of love from users saves Microsoft Paint's demise
Outpour of love from users saves Microsoft Paint's demise

In the company's latest announcement, Saunders also notes that Paint 3D , the company's newest graphics app which was released in April and comes with a slew of advanced tools for 3D image making, will include numerous same features-"like photo editing, line and curve tools , and 2D creation"-offered by MS Paint, and is also available for free wi...

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  • When and Where to Buy: Motorola Moto Z2 Force
When and Where to Buy: Motorola Moto Z2 Force

Here's what the new handset is packing, and why you might buy it instead of rivals from Apple, Samsung, or Google. Moto promises the Z2 Force will still deliver all-day battery life, but with such a significant reduction, most people will want to carry around a TurboPower Pack mod for peace of mind.

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  • Charlie Gard's parents in new fight to take baby home
Charlie Gard's parents in new fight to take baby home

The parents of Charlie Gard have ended their court action as they tried to take their terminally ill son to the United States for treatment . "The care plan must be safe, it must spare Charlie all pain and it must protect his dignity".

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  • Google denies redesigning iconic desktop homepage
Google denies redesigning iconic desktop homepage

Users will also be able to follow topics straight from search results for things such as sports , movies, music and celebrities, showing updates on those topics in the feed. No longer will you need to pick which cards you want to see inside the Google app. Google's machine learning algorithms will track what you search for to anticipate the ...

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  • Reliance General Insurance posts Rs 44 cr net profit
Reliance General Insurance posts Rs 44 cr net profit

Net profit in the April-June quarter of current fiscal at Rs 9,108 crore (Rs 30.8 per share) was 28 per cent higher than Rs 7,113 crore (Rs 24.1 a share) in the same period of the last financial year, RIL said in a statement. Ambani, India's richest man, said. Full commissioning of new PX facility at Jamnagar during the quarter will strengthen ...

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  • Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon; shares jump
Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon; shares jump

Sears , once the country's largest retailer, dominated the industry for years by building a collection of well-known brands such as Kenmore and DieHard as well as Craftsman, which it sold to Stanley Black & Decker earlier this year for an estimated $900 million.

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  • Palestinians Call for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem
Palestinians Call for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem

Earlier, Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli security forces outside a gate to the Old City in Jerusalem . Israel has defended the move, claiming they are no different from security measures at other holy sites around the world.

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  • Mercedes-Benz Pickup Unveiled at Long Last
Mercedes-Benz Pickup Unveiled at Long Last

Accordingly you wouldn't expect a company like Mercedes Benz to bother with such low brow activity. Although the X-Class will be sold in many world markets, for now, there are currently no plans to bring it to America. The only external hints of the X-Class' Japanese heritage are its identical 3150mm wheelbase, Nissan-sourced door handles and the...

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  • BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Minneapolis
BCA Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Minneapolis

No weapons were recovered at the scene, the newspaper reported . 'At one point, an officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman. The BCA release said the investigation into the incident was in its early stages and that investigation is not expected to be completed Sunday.

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