• High-profile Instagram accounts breached
High-profile Instagram accounts breached

Yesterday we brought you a report about how Instagram raised an alarm regarding how some hackers allegedly have access to some high-profile accounts . Instagram now has 700 million monthly active users, so a "low percentage" could still equate to rather a lot. On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all ...

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  • Microsoft pushes AR/VR features with upcoming Windows 10 update
Microsoft pushes AR/VR features with upcoming Windows 10 update

Microsoft will begin rolling out the Fall Creators Update on October 17, although it's likely to be a staged rollout, with the company testing it on newer devices and gradually pushing it out to others as it gets more feedback. Microsoft announced the drop date on Friday at Europe's biggest tech conference IFA 2017 in Berlin . And we can't for...

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  • Kenya's Supreme Court orders rerun of disputed presidential election
Kenya's Supreme Court orders rerun of disputed presidential election

Odinga had also appealed to the court after losing the last presidential race in 2013 - and dismissed it as inept after it ruled against him. Buoyed by the nullification of President Kenyatta's re-election, Nasa leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on Friday said they would push for the removal of the commission.

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  • 'Sonic Forces' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Bonus Edition
'Sonic Forces' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Bonus Edition

While Mania took inspiration from the Blue Blur's earlier days, Forces is more similar to recent games like Sonic Generations . Better still, the game will be priced at $39.99, so players won't have to worry so much about putting down extra cash to enjoy another Sonic adventure.

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  • Maruti Suzuki to go for new-look showrooms
Maruti Suzuki to go for new-look showrooms

It also unveiled a new website that allows customers to personalize their auto and will target the do-it-yourself generation, it said. THE country's largest vehicle maker Maruti Suzuki on Wednesday announced rebranding of its retail network across India, seeking to leverage on digital technology to keep pace with the changing preferences of its...

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  • Scientists record 15 more radio bursts from deep space dwarf galaxy
Scientists record 15 more radio bursts from deep space dwarf galaxy

It resides in a dwarf galaxy about 3 billion light years away from Earth. FRBs from this source have never been seen at such high frequencies, explained Andrew Siemion, director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center and Breakthrough Listen , the highest of which reached 7 GHz.

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  • Clerk: Milwaukee sheriff and Trump supporter Clarke resigns
Clerk: Milwaukee sheriff and Trump supporter Clarke resigns

The tough-talking, cowboy hat-wearing firebrand made himself a darling of the political right through his brash social media presence, his staunch support for Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration and his support for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods.

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  • Uber may have found its next CEO
Uber may have found its next CEO

Mr Khosrowshahi will replace Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick , who stood down in June following investor pressure after months of turmoil at Uber . Khosrowshahi was born in Iran in 1969, he emigrated to the U.S.as a child in 1978 following the Iranian Revolution. He graduated from an Ivy league school, earning a B.A.in electrical engineering ...

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  • Ocado's Alexa skill lets you call out your shopping list
Ocado's Alexa skill lets you call out your shopping list

And be sure to name the group something easy to remember (like " upstairs "), since you'll use the group name to initiate a streaming session. Amazon also plans to launch a new set of "tools for developers to bring multi-room music control to their speakers", according to the press release .

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  • 3700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet contains the world's first trigonometry table
3700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet contains the world's first trigonometry table

Dr. Mansfield read about Plimpton 322 by chance when preparing material for first year mathematics students at UNSW. This Babylonian tablet, known as Plimpton 322 , is the world's oldest-and most accurate-trigonometric table, according to research published this week in Historia Mathematica .

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  • Iran media report Apple shuts down Iranian apps
Iran media report Apple shuts down Iranian apps

Authorities in Iran say Apple has shut down its Iranian apps. Iran is home to a vibrant developer market, which has given rise to apps like Snapp, an Uber-like, ride-hailing service that has "revolutionized the taxi industry", said Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, professor of economics at Virginia Tech and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Ins...

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  • Vandenberg AFB satellite launch aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket huge success
Vandenberg AFB satellite launch aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket huge success

While groups of spectators gathered for viewing parties at various spots around the Lompoc Valley, including along West Ocean Avenue, the rocket's rumble was both heard and felt throughout the area. That's more rockets than other country or space company in the world, including the rocket juggernaut Russian Federation, who has launched 11 rockets s...

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  • Meizu officially presented smartphone M6 Note
Meizu officially presented smartphone M6 Note

There are three memory variants of the Meizu M6 Note. Moreover, this also shows how the Chinese tech manufacturer makes sure that Meizu M6 Note appeals to a broader audience. Out of the box, the handset would be running on Android v.7.x, Nougat most likely under the company's proprietary Flyme UI. Up for domestic pre-orders today, the Meizu M6 ...

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  • This Android Oreo Feature Could Fix a Huge Google Problem
This Android Oreo Feature Could Fix a Huge Google Problem

Officially named during Monday's coast-to-coast solar eclipse , Android Oreo is being rolled out via over-the-air updates to users with Pixel , Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones , with the Pixel C and Nexus Player to see updates "over the next several weeks", according to Google .

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  • Astronomers Without Borders to begin eclipse glasses redistribution program
Astronomers Without Borders to begin eclipse glasses redistribution program

The organization says on their Facebook page that they'll post additional information on where you can donate your glasses in the next few days. When the moon aligned with the sun on Monday, millions of people across the United States donned goofy eclipse glasses to gawk at the spectacle in the sky.

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  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Announced for Mobile
Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Announced for Mobile

As the name suggests, this is the mobile version of Final Fantasy XV . The game itself is a stripped down version of Final Fantasy XV but still features the same storyline. There's quick looks at the fighting system, the cooking mechanic and a few scenes from the game's opening chapters. This question is usually followed by inevitable disappoi...

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  • HTC Cuts Price Of Vive VR Headset By $200
HTC Cuts Price Of Vive VR Headset By $200

This means the headset no longer costs a hefty £759, but will instead set you back a more manageable £599. The company noted that the new entry price will make the system more accessible to the mass market across the globe. This includes the current Vive exclusive, Fallout 4 VR , as well as Doom VFR . The Vive's intense setup process and ...

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  • Foot Locker has a Nike problem
Foot Locker has a Nike problem

Waverton Investment Management Ltd increased Foot Locker Inc Com Us$0.01 (FL) stake by 6.02% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The company also slashed its earnings per share forecast range for the full year and Hibbett's stock hit an all-time low of $9.40 on Friday.

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  • BMW Z4 Concept reveals design direction for brand's next roadster
BMW Z4 Concept reveals design direction for brand's next roadster

Aside from the vast vents, grille, wheels and wheelarches, the most striking aspect of the new Z4 Concept is its rear deck, which features two "domes". The back end features two silver pods, a trunk lid spoiler that hints at the old Z4 models and narrow taillights that nearly touch in the middle. The sleek roadster takes on from the tremendously ...

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  • GoDaddy expels neo-Nazi site over article on Charlottesville victim
GoDaddy expels neo-Nazi site over article on Charlottesville victim

Who would have thought. By Monday afternoon, Stormer had registered its domain with Google . After being made aware of the piece by Amy Suskind, founder of The New Agenda organisation, GoDaddy stated on Twitter that The Daily Stormer had 24 hours to move its domain to another provider for violating its terms of service.

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  • Overwatch Is Getting A Plain Old Deathmatch Mode
Overwatch Is Getting A Plain Old Deathmatch Mode

Blizzard has modified a number of maps to accommodate these new modes, restricting the play area and tweaking the respawn system to better suit the pace of Deathmatch . In Deathmatch mode, eight players go head-to-head until one player scores 20 points . Both Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch will be playable on Hanamura, Horizon Lunar Co...

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  • 'US would win': Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warns North Korea
'US would win': Defence Secretary Jim Mattis warns North Korea

Referring to the volatile Kim, Trump said , "He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said, they will be met with fire and fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen before". "My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal". He also issued a direct warning to North Ko...

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  • Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta
Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta

One of the biggest incompatibilities comes for those who stream on one PC using Game Capture on OBS or XSplit . Notification features may still be provided through the third-party application. It must be important to mention that the issues mentioned above aren't exclusive to those programs. One of the reasons why Activision is so optimistic...

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  • Arrowverse Crossover Dates Set for Fall 2017 TV Season
Arrowverse Crossover Dates Set for Fall 2017 TV Season

The crossover will launch on Monday, Nov. 27 with " Supergirl " followed by " Arrow ", which will move to Monday at 9 p.m. just for the event. The Flash continues pushing the storyline in the Speed Force on Tuesday, November 28th. All four series - " Arrow ", "The Flash ", " Supergirl " and " Legends of Tomorrow " - are slated to return in Oct...

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  • Did the Facebook AI create its own language?
Did the Facebook AI create its own language?

Just days after the announcement of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that AI is the biggest risk, now Facebook went as far to shut down one of its AI systems after the chatbots started making their own language breaking the previous restrictions provided to them.

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  • 11 perspectives on the China-India border dispute in Doklam
11 perspectives on the China-India border dispute in Doklam

It is a demilitarised zone where Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans are not allowed to take their weapons. The incursion took place amid the standoff between the two countries' armies in the tri-junction area at Doklam, Sikkim . On 19 July, a Chinese helicopter reportedly hovered over Indian airspace in Uttarakhand before disappearing ...

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  • Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduro's socialist power-grab
Venezuela goes to polls as opposition boycotts Nicolas Maduro's socialist power-grab

More than four months of opposition-led protests against Maduro have left more than 100 people dead, exposing deep rifts in the oil-rich country suffering from food and medicine shortages. There are fears that the results of the election could give Maduro sweeping new powers. Others suggest that the assembly could be used a potential bargaining chi...

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  • Tech Company To Invest $10B, Build Factory In Wisconsin
Tech Company To Invest $10B, Build Factory In Wisconsin

Foxconn officials have promised to invest $10 billion in the project, with Wisconsin taxpayers putting $3 billion on the table in tax incentives. Trump has been talking about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States since the day he became President.

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  • Trump says Apple will build three
Trump says Apple will build three "big, beautiful" plants in the US

Apple was a target for Trump during his campaign because most of the manufacturing operations for products the companys sells in the U.S. are based in China. Foxconn , a major Apple supplier, is also said to be planning its first United States factory. Foxconn , the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones under contract with Apple, is scouting...

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  • Nintendo has flogged 4.7 million Switch consoles
Nintendo has flogged 4.7 million Switch consoles

It's a shame we can't see Splatoon 2's opening numbers quite yet, but in October we're sure they'll be looking great. Nintendo said its Switch game software sales have been solid, with demand strong for " Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , " ARMS " and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ".

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  • India marks Kargil Vijay Diwas today: All you need to know
India marks Kargil Vijay Diwas today: All you need to know

People did not just salute the fearless sacrifices of the soldiers, one of the Twitter users even took to Twitter to share the heartwarming picture of his father - an army official - who was a part of the Kargil war . Vishal Dadlani: Celebrating Kargil Vijay Diwas means nothing unless we voice issues that our soldiers are facing each day. Ra...

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  • Apple ordered to pay $506 million to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Apple ordered to pay $506 million to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Initially Apple was on the hook for $234 million, owed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (WARF) after it won a patent dispute against the Cupertino outfit. Claims were made by Nokia that Apple had in fact infringed several of its patents, and the issue was raised the US International Trade Commission. The suit goes all the way back to 2014 ...

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  • Stiletto marque Jimmy Choo sold to Kors for $1.2 billion
Stiletto marque Jimmy Choo sold to Kors for $1.2 billion

It also helps decrease Michael Kors's reliance on handbags. But Michael Kors the brand has been struggling lately , closing stores and pulling away from discounts in department stores to try to become less ubiquitous. Jimmy Choo's management, which own 1.55pc of its shares, have also given positive undertakings. The latter, and often-rapped...

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  • Chicago Pokemon Go festival goes awry when players can't log in
Chicago Pokemon Go festival goes awry when players can't log in

Many attendees traveled from across the country or paid hundreds of dollars for tickets being re-sold online. Niantic engineers are now working on the issue and the company will reportedly refund participants for their tickets and give them $100 in PokeCoins which is the virtual currency in the game.

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  • Vodafone India Q1 2017 Service Revenue Plunges by 8.7%
Vodafone India Q1 2017 Service Revenue Plunges by 8.7%

In May 2017, Vodafone announced that Vodafone Group would exchange a 35% indirect interest in Safaricom for 226.8 million new ordinary Vodacom shares, enabling the company to simplify the management of its sub- Saharan African holdings. "Rising competition has seen India hit a significant speedbump, jolting Vodafone to the extent that it took a mul...

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  • Indian shares end higher; Reliance Industries leads
Indian shares end higher; Reliance Industries leads

Reliance Industries Ltd, in a BSE filing on Friday, said that the board of directors of the company at its meeting held on July 21, 2017, has recommended issue of bonus shares to the members of the company in the ratio of 1:1, i.e. Asian shares ended lower after the European Central Bank announced no changes to its stimulus policies, but European ...

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  • Michael Oher of 'The Blind Side' released from Panthers following concussion issues
Michael Oher of 'The Blind Side' released from Panthers following concussion issues

The 31-year-old posted and quickly deleted an Instagram photo showing 10 pill bottles with the caption, " all for the brain " back in June that had everybody anxious about his longterm health. A source told the Observer that Oher does qualify for injury compensation. Oher is accused of assaulting an Uber driver in April. He started 16 games dur...

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  • 6 telecom firms under-reported Rs 61064 cr revenues: CAG
6 telecom firms under-reported Rs 61064 cr revenues: CAG

Joint inspections by audit teams exposed inefficiency and malpractices relating to hygiene even a survey by the audit exposed that 75 per cent of the passengers felt hygiene and cleanliness was either average or poor. The audit has found that due to the change in the catering taxation policy of the Railways, the management of the catering service i...

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  • Reliance Jio announces launch of 4G feature phone at Rs. 1500
Reliance Jio announces launch of 4G feature phone at Rs. 1500

It will be interesting to see how the incumbent operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea react to Jio's offer. The user-friendly phone will feature a 2.4 QVGA display along with an alphanumeric keypad and will support a micro SD card slot.

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  • RIL shares up almost 4% post Q1 earnings
RIL shares up almost 4% post Q1 earnings

The market capitalisation of the company crossed Rs. five lakh crore mark for the first time on July 17, which was at Rs. 4.97 lakh crore at Thursday's closing price. "Full commissioning of new PX facility at Jamnagar during the quarter will strengthen the integration within our polyester chain". Shares of Balaji Telefilms soared almost 9 per c...

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  • Elon Musk says he has 'verbal approval' for a northeast US
Elon Musk says he has 'verbal approval' for a northeast US

Right now, a regular Amtrak train between NY and Washington D.C takes approximately three and a half hours; the same trip is two-and-a-half on the Acela Express. A number of startups have begun to develop the technology, despite concerns about the cost and practicality. Closer to home , Musk gave some more detail about the company's latest attem...

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  • Mobile Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones are Receiving July Security Patch
Mobile Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones are Receiving July Security Patch

That includes basics like setting a parking reminder, pulling in location in the process, but also taps into the settings of the phone too, like asking the assistant to turn the ringtone volume all the way up. It goes without saying that the firm experienced a bad year, thanks to its Note 7 fiasco. At the time the company said in a statement: "We...

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  • Say hello to Google's new hiring management app
Say hello to Google's new hiring management app

While syncing up Hire to a Google account is a major part of the process, a Google spokesperson assured TechRadar a few months back that "only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application".

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  • Xiaomi's, Mi Max 2 launched in India today
Xiaomi's, Mi Max 2 launched in India today

Sadly, India won't see the 128GB version anytime soon. The poster showcases actor Kris Wu holding the Mi 5X, which will feature dual rear cameras and dual LED flash. Lastly, the Mi Max 2 includes an even bigger 5300mAh battery and now also supports Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a 5300 mAh battery , w...

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  • Doctor finds 27 lenses in woman's eye
Doctor finds 27 lenses in woman's eye

The woman had "deep set eyes", which might have contributed to the "unusually large number of retained foreign bodies", according to the case report . The woman came in two weeks later, feeling "so much better", and had the surgery she had come in for in the first place. Oh, and this lady had no idea she had that many lenses in her damn eyeb...

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  • NASA releases stunning video that lets you flyby Pluto
NASA releases stunning video that lets you flyby Pluto

The team behind the mission was "blown away by the incredible diversity of terrain on Pluto and just generally, the collection of phenomena we've observed throughout the Pluto system ", project scientist Hal Weaver told CBS News a year ago.

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  • Power second in Indycar Toronto practice
Power second in Indycar Toronto practice

Just not worth it. "I'm very focused on the event this weekend". "Didn't even complete the first lap". James Hinchcliffe is the face of the Honda Indy Toronto , so beating the hometown favourite at his race is that much sweeter for Josef Newgarden .

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  • Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Fields Medal, dies aged 40
Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Fields Medal, dies aged 40

Mirzakhani, who was from Iran, died of breast cancer in the United States, a relative told Iran's Mehr News Agency . Mirzakhani got the Fields Medal for Mathematics in 2014 for her work on complex geometry and dynamical systems. Her honors include the 2009 Blumenthal Award for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics and the 2013 Satter P...

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  • Verizon data breach leaks info from at least 6 million customers
Verizon data breach leaks info from at least 6 million customers

The exposed data was left out in the open for anyone who could guess a URL ZDNet considered "easy-to-guess" (though the exact URL was not reported ). "An employee of one of our suppliers put information into a cloud storage area and incorrectly set the storage to allow external access", a Verizon spokesperson told CNBC .

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  • Metro area companies join 'Net Neutrality Day of Action'
Metro area companies join 'Net Neutrality Day of Action'

People are so upset with the new FCC chairman's rollback proposal that they picketed his home. Reddit visitors had to sit and wait for a slow message about the importance of net neutrality to appear, mimicking the possibility of slowed down content.

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