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LG brings the budget-friendly, durable X Venture to AT&T

LG brings the budget-friendly, durable X Venture to AT&T

Moreover, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 435 processor, and has 2 GB of RAM. The smartphone allows further expansion up to 256GB thanks to a dedicated microSD card slot. Now let's talk about the "adventure" credentials of the X Venture. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope and Barometer. Read More

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Google Announces New Wireless VR Headsets By HTC And Lenovo

These will use a technology called WorldSense, which is described as inside-out tracking. Microsoft has touted inside-out tracking in its HoloLens and other third-party Windows VR headsets as a key differentiator from the competition. According to a blog post published today, "more information on Vive's standalone VR headset will be made available soon, but rest assured it will be simple, easy-to-use and with no cables to connect". Read More

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Chance Showers on Weekend

Chance Showers on Weekend

South wind around 10 miles per hour. Wednesday night , the chance of showers and thunderstorms falls to 20 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Later in the day, the high will be near 90 with clear skies in the evening and a low around 66, according to the National Weather Service . Friday: Showers and thunderstorms. Read More

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Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

The result moved him to 17th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship standings, but a penalty could cost him a chance to stay within striking distance of the playoffs. He now leads the XFINITY Series point standings by 29 points over Justin Allgaier. Look for Logano to contend for the outright win this week as a lock to finish in the top-five at the GEICO 500. Read More

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Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa

Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa

However, to materialise it into a conducive economy there is a stumbling block, hence making Zimbabwe the poorest country. "I don't think of us as a fragile state from an economic point of view". About 90 percent of our people are living below $1 per day. "Zimbabwe is basically a failed little banana republic that can not pay its workers". Zuma made the remarks after he held talks with the Zimbabwean leader on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Durban. Read More

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Facebook now rolling out Express Wi-Fi in India

Facebook now rolling out Express Wi-Fi in India

The Express Wi-Fi initiative is also live in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Indonesia and is being handled by Seth from Facebook's Gurugram office. Facebook said that anyone could access the Express Wi-Fi network by signing up with an Express Wi-Fi retailer and purchasing a daily, weekly or monthly data pack at a rate set by our partners. Read More

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IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability

IFixit Galaxy S8 Teardown Gives It A 4/10 For Repairability

The unusual shape of the Galaxy S8's display is due to its ultra-wide display, which has an aspect ratio of 18:5:9 instead of 16:9. The smartphones also support fast charging technology and wireless fast charging facility as well. The company started a Galaxy S8 pre-registration page on April 5th where interested people were allowed to sign up to receive notifications regarding the smartphone. Read More

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National Football League draft: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis taken 5th by Titans

National Football League draft: Western Michigan WR Corey Davis taken 5th by Titans

The last one might have been most damaging. As a matter of fact, the Titans knew they needed help on offense and took wide receivers to help the passing game shows their commitment to winning. On the other hand you also know everyone you've ever met is going to be asking you for money, which is not awesome. Is this where Robinson makes a move or take a surprise pick? The Titans also have the 18th pick. Read More

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China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion

China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion

The round was said to have raised the four-year-old startup's valuation to about $50 billion, up from a previous US$34 billion after its acquisition of Uber's China business. The company is led by Cheng Wei, the former Alibaba manager who founded Didi Dache in 2012. Also, this would make Didi the tech industry's second highest valued startup behind only Uber. Read More

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Cassini Spacecraft Starts Weaving Between Saturn And Its Rings

The unprocessed images show features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before. The craft was able to capture a few close images of Saturn's surface during its first dive, but the team will be able to take more calculated risks in the upcoming dives and capture awesome observations of the planet's surface and inner rings the likes of which we have never seen before. Read More

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OH NO! 'Baahubali' war scenes left injury marks on Prabhas!

OH NO! 'Baahubali' war scenes left injury marks on Prabhas!

The newest poster of the movie features Rani Devasena, who married Amrendra Baahubali. To put things into perspective, the biggest Hindi films release in 4,500-5,000 screens at best (dubbed versions included). The images of Baahubali (Prabhas) facing off with Bhallaladeva (Rana Daggubati) are very exciting, and the hashtag #WKKB was one that went viral in the immediate aftermath of the first part's release. Read More

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Google Starts Downranking Fake News

Google Starts Downranking Fake News

The company's main search product has similarly been accused of spreading extremism: in late 2016, a search for "did the Holocaust happen" gave, as its first result, a link to Holocaust denial on racist website Stormfront. From Facebook to Wikipedia, internet organizations are focusing efforts more than ever before to crack down on fake news - poor-quality web content that typically spreads through misleading, often offensive headlines. Read More

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Alexa rolls out to UK Amazon Fire TV devices

Alexa rolls out to UK Amazon Fire TV devices

Fire TV now features an overhauled Netflix-type user interface - called the Cinematic UI - that is created to make finding movies and TV shows easier. Amazon describes its new user interface as a "cinematic experience", with trailers and screenshots from shows and films embedded directly into the menus. Read More

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Bayern beaten, Dortmund win

Bayern beaten, Dortmund win

Kramaric nearly opened the scoring eight minutes into the game before Bayern goalie Sven Ulreich was on guard to deny Nadiem Amiri his side's best chance following a one-on-one in the 9th minute. "You can see in our game the number of wasted goal chances, one after the other, the many games where we have failed to knock out the opponent", Tuchel said, following their midweek 3-0 win over Hamburg SV. Read More

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Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul

Baltimore officials to judge: Don't delay police overhaul

The Justice Department on Monday asked the judge overseeing the plan, called a consent decree, to postpone for 90 days a scheduled hearing Thursday. "What they press and don't press will probably change", Jackson said of the Justice Department. The review will target "collaborative investigations and prosecutions, grant making, technical assistance and training, compliance reviews, existing or contemplated consent decrees, and task force participation", the memo stated. Read More

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Samsung discusses the design details of the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung discusses the design details of the Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched to a resounding success thanks in large part to some of its new features that haven't been seen in any other smartphone. Samsung is getting rid of the "Edge" distinction and bringing curved sides to all S8 phones. The original Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage are now up for pre-orders in multiple global markets. Read More

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Google turns its maps into "Ms. Pac-Man"

The game turns your exact location into a game of Ms. Pac-Man down to the direction of the streets, which is a pretty awesome detail. Some users have reported that clicking the icon takes you to a random location to play the game. Unlike both of its Maps celebrations, the Doodle allowed simultaneous multiplayer, with Player One controlling Pac with the arrow keys on the keyboard, and Player Two controlling Ms. Read More

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Microsoft sued by PC users over Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft sued by PC users over Windows 10 upgrade

Announced at the company's fall Windows 10 event in New York City a year ago, the update brings a number of changes, both big and small, to Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system. You can still happily use Paint for 2D doodlings as well. Microsoft hasn't discussed a public release date for that yet, though, which means the Creator's update will have to tide us over until then. Read More

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Facebook fires another salvo at Snapchat with Stories

Facebook fires another salvo at Snapchat with Stories

In an Instagram/Snapchat/Google Hangouts-effects-like experience, the new Facebook camera features effects such as masks, frames and interactive filters that can be applied directly to the multimedia. Yes as you might have guessed by now this Stories feature work just like they do on Instagram and WhatsApp. The company plans to regularly refresh the creative effects in the camera to give you fun new effects to explore. Read More

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