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'Destiny 2' players are furious that shaders can only be used once

'Destiny 2' players are furious that shaders can only be used once

Destiny's lore is complex and, when you get into it, interesting. Working much more like a traditional open-world game map, Destiny 2 easily lets you mark activities that you want to walk to, lets you fast-travel closer to that location, and notifies you when time-based public events (in which groups of strangers can work together to overcome an intimidating threat) are happening anywhere in the area. Read More

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Halo VR Experience in Development, Microsoft Confirms

Halo VR Experience in Development, Microsoft Confirms

Did Microsoft make a mistake by labeling its brand of immersive digital experiences "mixed-reality"? (Even the popular and somewhat less powerful Samsung Galaxy Gear VR, which uses a phone to power VR experiences, benefits greatly from the recent introduction of a handheld controller.) For Microsoft's Mixed Reality headsets , the motion controllers have just as big of an impact. Read More

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Apple scales back vehicle ambitions

Apple scales back vehicle ambitions

Apple will no longer work on building a fully contained self-driving vehicle, but will instead work on the underlying technology. PAIL, which isn't up and running yet, will likely be a commercial vehicle from another auto manufacturer and will be used to test Apple's self-driving technology. Read More

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Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker

That timeline isn't specific, but at least it's something. Bixby's deep integration is also built into the smartphone settings; plus, it also understands the way users actually speak, ask questions and make requests. Samsung will look to try and claim some of the market that is already dominated by the likes of Google Home and the Amazon Echo . With smart home tech and the Internet of Things, users can perform tasks like controlling lights or their home TVs. Read More

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HTC teams with Qualcomm to launch standalone Vive VR headset

HTC teams with Qualcomm to launch standalone Vive VR headset

The standalone HTC Vive VR headset looks pretty similar to the Daydream headset that the company has been working on. HTC has only announced the standalone Vive VR headset for customers in China today. For those of you who don't know what Viveport is, it is HTC VIVE's content platform, app store, and subscription service where customers can explore, create, connect, and experience the VR content. Read More

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Activists blame life in captivity for baby orca's death at SeaWorld

Activists blame life in captivity for baby orca's death at SeaWorld

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. The three-month-old killer whale calf, Kyara , had been receiving treatment for an infection thought to be pneumonia, but she succumbed to the illness on Monday, SeaWorld announced on its website. Read More

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Game Of Thrones Teaser For Next Two Episodes Unveiled At Comic-Con

For the first time, the San Diego Comic-Con is happening while a season of Game of Thrones season 7 is in progress. Kristian Nairn , aka Hodor , was the moderator and he went through a series of prewritten questions for the actors on hand, which did not include Maisie Williams (Arya), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Kit Harrington ( Jon Snow ), Emilia Clarke ( Daenerys ), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ( Jaime ), or Lena Headey ( Cersei ). Read More

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IEA: OPEC Compliance With Oil Cuts At Lowest Levels In Six Months

IEA: OPEC Compliance With Oil Cuts At Lowest Levels In Six Months

This June, Nigerian production rose to 1.78 million bpd, its highest level since January 2016. "We (OPEC) are fairly in consensus on our position on cuts", he said, adding that OPEC hoped oil prices would stabilize later this month. However, the geopolitical uncertainty could quickly cut production levels once again. But Qatari ships will be barred from using Egyptian ports and the economic zone in the canal. Read More

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Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs in Marlins' victory

Giancarlo Stanton hits two home runs in Marlins' victory

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. Live coverage of the Home Run Derby begins at 7:00 p.m. For Giancarlo Stanton , the Marlins slugger with 26 dingers in 2017, it's an opportunity for back-to-back titles, and to honor Jose Fernandez. Stanton packs a ton of power and seems to relish the All-Star stage. Read More

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Trade grades: Who wins Celtics-Pistons deal for Bradley, Morris?

Trade grades: Who wins Celtics-Pistons deal for Bradley, Morris?

Bradley, who is set to make just over $8.8 million next season, is heading to Detroit. Signing Hayward has allowed the Celtics to deal Bradley for more size, with the Pistons gladly giving up Morris in the trade . The Celtics will likely pay Morris and Smart less in 2018-19 than they would have paid Bradley all by himself. He might be even considered the best perimeter defender in the National Basketball Association as of now. Read More

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Injury scare for Andy Murray just six days before Wimbledon

The world number one Andy Murray has raised fresh injury concerns ahead of Wimbledon by withdrawing from his exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club . "It is nerve-racking, I get very nervous and I feel the pressure before Wimbledon every year", Murray pointed out. Murray was paired with Kazakh qualifier Alexander Bublik in Friday's draw, while Konta is due to play Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei - but both Britons are struggling with injury. Read More

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Google Pixel 2 : What we know so far

Google Pixel 2 : What we know so far

The Pixel 2 XL is expected to arrived with a 5.99in, 1440p OLED screen manufactured by LG, which is likely given Google's recent investment into LG's display unit. The smaller model, Walleye is said to feature a 4.97-inch display with FHD resolution. With respect to the latest reports, the phones would be the successors of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones which are having Taimen & Walleye product names. Read More

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Morocco to Celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Monday

Ramadan is the ninth month of Islamic calendar and Eid festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal , the 10th month of the year. "Many people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, visit Lakemba for the Middle Eastern and Asian food that is on offer, and the atmosphere it provides during Ramadan ", the council spokesman told AAP. Read More

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Indian sensex retreats from record highs on profit-taking

Indian sensex retreats from record highs on profit-taking

Market struggled to capitalise on a higher opening on Friday as the Sensex dropped 68 points, with participants keen to scoop up profit amid mixed Asian leads. Top gainers on Friday included Sun Pharma , Power Grid Corp, Wipro , Vedanta, ICICI Bank , Aurobindo Pharma, Dr Reddys Labs and Cipla while key losers included Tata Motors , Hero Motocorp , Bank of Baroda, SBI, ONGC , Bosch and BHEL. Read More

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Trump's business ties in Persian Gulf raise questions about his allegiances

An Iranian fisherman was shot and killed Saturday by the Saudi coastguard which accused him of entering Saudi waters, Iran's interior ministry said, fuelling tensions between the regional rivals. Turkey also sent additional supplies of dairy products to Qatar's capital, Doha, after Saudi Arabia sealed shut Qatar's only land border, impacting a significant source of food imports. Read More

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E3 2017 Roundup: EA Edition!

E3 2017 Roundup: EA Edition!

As we expected , the EA Play event, which took place in the rather swish Hollywood Palladium, showed off the publisher's expected high-end franchises and was pretty light on announcements . The microtransaction model has worked for other games, like Overwatch and the undying Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Titled Anthem , we only know a little bit about the futuristic, sci-fi game that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer has been working on, but we only have to wait a little ... Read More

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Why Gal Gadot Is a Real-Life Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters nationwide. But one more impressive detail you may not have known was that actor Gal Gadot , who played Wonder Woman , was pregnant while filming. So, male superheroes could have Lois Lane. "I want to live in a world where every person... knows (they) can be smart and strong and powerful and kind and all the things that Wonder Woman is". Read More

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WatchOS 4: the big changes coming to your Apple Watch

Siri intelligence expands further with new proactive Siri Watch Face . The watchOS4 activity app will deliver intelligent, personalised activity coaching and will give progress update from the moment one puts on the watch.If needed, towards the end of the day they will be told how much more push will help to close the activity ring for the day and will offer a specific suggestion to help while you do so. Read More

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