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Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections

Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections

A Bloomberg News story in June reported that during the 2016 elections, hackers hit voting systems or databases in 39 states. The press release said the information was confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security. Wisconsin was one of 21 states notified Friday of the attempted hacking. Wisconsin election officials have repeatedly said there were no indications that state elections were tampered with previous year. Read More

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Top features, supported devices, how to install on your iPhone, iPad

Top features, supported devices, how to install on your iPhone, iPad

Alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X , Apple is beginning to roll out the newest version of its operating system, iOS 11, on Tuesday. Tap on Download and Install . It will then automatically start downloading once the download is available. Apple's latest mobile operating system will be available on Wednesday morning for Kiwis to download, though not all iPhones will be compatible . Read More

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Upcoming iOS leaked, reveals new

Upcoming iOS leaked, reveals new "iPhone 8" features

It supports Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light, according to the iOS 11 golden master beta leaked to 9to5Mac. These are animated emoji that use your voice and reflect your facial expressions. Well, that will be a great improvement over the current iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait Mode, which does not operate in low-light conditions. Read More

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Xbox owners can pre-download Xbox One X 4K textures

Xbox owners can pre-download Xbox One X 4K textures

Back in June, Sony told Eurogamer that the company did not have "a profound philosophical stance" against letting PS4 users play games with those on other platforms. Ironically given this, there remains a long wait for the Xbox One X , including the limited-quantity Project Scorpio Edition - but you can preorder your unit before it is released with a price of $499.99 in November. Read More

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No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update available now

No Man's Sky Atlas Rises Update available now

Players who come close to each other will see their fellow travellers visualised as unusual floating orbs, and will be able to travel with them and meet up on other planets. A terrain editor has also been added, as has a new mission agent offering up side tasks to be undertaken on a user's journey. Developer Hello Games has also said the variety and visual quality of different planets has again been expanded and improved, with new planet types also being added to the game. Read More

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For Honor is about to hold a free weekend

For Honor is about to hold a free weekend

During this trial the entirety of the game's content will be available. The free weekend will be followed by the game's third season Grudge and Glory on August 15. If during your free time with For Honor this weekend you discover you really enjoy the tactical combat action, then you'll have the chance to pick it up for 50% off between August 10 and August 20. Read More

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LG V30 To Feature A Plastic OLED FullVision Display

LG's next smartphone will have a plastic FullVision OLED display screen which will be spanking new in its consistency. As for the display resolution, LG said it will cram 4.15 million pixels in a QHD+ (2880x1440) orientation. Before HTC launched the U Ultra earlier this year, the secondary display on top of the main display was a distinguishing feature of LG's V-series phablets. Read More

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Microsoft's Phil Spencer on Xbox One X Pre-Orders

Microsoft's Phil Spencer on Xbox One X Pre-Orders

It left many Xbox fans disappointed. Microsoft is now "landing the announce with all the info". However, there's no price for the game just yet and no way to pre-order the game. The newest addition to the family promises games at 4K resolution on compatible screens at a smooth 60 frames per second. "It uses a system-on-chip (SoC) known as Scorpio Engine, which incorporates a 2.3 GHz octa-core CPU, and a Radeon GPU with 40 Compute Units clocked at 1172 MHz, generating 6 teraflops of ... Read More

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Jaguar XJR575 Super Sedan Debuts with 575-HP V8

Jaguar XJR575 Super Sedan Debuts with 575-HP V8

It adds pinch and zoom gesture recognition to its native sat nav, and will allow owners to create custom "homepages" with shortcuts to frequently used features. The setup is enough for the vehicle, which weighs around 2 tonnes, to hit 100kmph from standstill in 4.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 300kmph. Safety tech has also been given a boost with the inclusion of forward cross traffic alert, lane keep assist and driver fatigue alert across the range. Read More

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Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gets six matches ban from Federation Internationale de Football Association

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gets six matches ban from Federation Internationale de Football Association

He led the protests and was sent to the stands. He was found guilty of breaching article 49.1A of FIFA's Disciplinary Code during the third-place play-off match, between Mexico and Portugal, at the recent Confederations Cup . In addition to the ban, which is effective immediately, Osorio was warned about his conduct and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,183.50), Federation Internationale de Football Association said. Read More

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Microsoft plans layoffs in sales force shake-up

Microsoft plans layoffs in sales force shake-up

Although it is still a priority for the company to sell the software on its desktop computers and laptops, Microsoft's new target focuses on getting consumers sign up to the service itself. In April 2017, Microsoft pledged to achieve $20bn (£16bn) in yearly cloud revenue by 2020. "This news surrounding Microsoft's major reorganization of its sales team, to expand its cloud based offering should come as no surprise". Read More

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No change in US Kashmir policy: US' McCain

No change in US Kashmir policy: US' McCain

Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said Pakistan would intensify campaign to highlight "Indian brutalities in Kashmir to draw the attention of the world towards the gravity of the issue", according to Radio Pakistan. The official source said that the U.S. delegation urged Pakistan and India to resolve all extraordinary issues through talks. An official handout said that welcoming the United States senators, the adviser reiterated the importance of regular high-level contacts and ... Read More

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Tim Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Tim Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Lucie, Florida . "His contributions, both on the field and in our community, have made a tremendous impact on our team, the City of Columbia and the entire South Atlantic League", Katz said. "For me, it's not something I have to answer", Tebow said. Tebow's first pro baseball stop had a storybook start with a home run in his first at-bat. Read More

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Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu said his Zhejiang Geely Holding Group will consider producing Lotus sports cars in China after agreeing to purchase stakes in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Bhd and its British unit. Under the partnership, Syed Faisal said Proton will become the manufacturing hub for Geely's right-hand drive models. "The revival of Proton and Lotus will not be an easy task in a market with fierce competition". Read More

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Hike rolls out India's first payment wallet within messaging platform

Hike rolls out India's first payment wallet within messaging platform

Furthermore, the company said that "users can choose from over ten different beautifully crafted envelopes and also add a personalised message to it to celebrate those special occasions". Hike 5.0 now features a new slick look, with an emphasis on personalisation with App Themes. For those who love staying up late and chatting in the darkness, the app has dedicated a theme called "Night" theme, wherein the users will be enabled to save their battery at night as it reduces the glare coming ... Read More

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All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

As for the rest of the team, the pickings are a little slimmer. Leading the Golden Knights' draft is general manager George McPhee , who spent 17 seasons in charge of the Washington Capitals , helping that club rise to prominence. The other 30 NHL franchises must submit their lists of protected players (names that won't be exposed to the expansion draft) to the league by 5 p.m. Read More

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Facebook dabbling with 'Artificial Intelligence' to remove terrorist content

Facebook dabbling with 'Artificial Intelligence' to remove terrorist content

The post comes after United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May announced her goals to challenge internet and tech companies to play a more active role in counterterrorism. Britain's interior ministry welcomed Facebook's efforts but said technology companies needed to go further. They said they are now training this system using text the company has previously removed for promoting terrorism. Read More

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