• Apple Buys Augmented Reality Headset Maker Vrvana For Reported $30 Million
Apple Buys Augmented Reality Headset Maker Vrvana For Reported $30 Million

The startup might not be one of the industry's biggest names, but its prototype Totem mixed reality headset has been praised by those who've tried it. Currently, The Vrvana's website is still active, but it stopped updating social accounts and news in August of this year. This acquisition is perhaps the clearest indicator yet of what the compan...

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  • Geologists Spot a Pattern, Predict Big Quakes in 2018
Geologists Spot a Pattern, Predict Big Quakes in 2018

However, during the noted uptick in earthquakes aligning to the 5th year of Earth's rotation slowdown there are on average 25-30 large earthquakes . Each time the rotation slowed, Earthquakes increased. They also report that most of the earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.0 or more that occurred in correlation with Earth's slowdown happene...

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  • Wales coach Chris Coleman agrees to take Sunderland job
Wales coach Chris Coleman agrees to take Sunderland job

Wales finished in third place in Europe's Group D in World Cup qualifying. Departing Wales manager Chris Coleman says he would like to see a "passionate Welshman" succeed him. Coleman had asked for more full time support staff after failing to qualify for next summer's World Cup as part of talks about extending his contract, which was due to expi...

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  • Apple HomePod's release delayed until 2018
Apple HomePod's release delayed until 2018

Apple now says it needs more time to ideal the speaker's technology. Smart speakers use "always listening" microphones to detect commands, then talk back with a smart assistant, such as Siri or Alexa. Earlier this year, Amazon announced the Echo Plus, a smart speaker with better audio quality, and Google confirmed to Reuters that its Home Max sp...

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  • Scientists discover Earth-sized planet that 'could potentially sustain life'
Scientists discover Earth-sized planet that 'could potentially sustain life'

However, Proxima Centauri isn't a very "life-friendly" star. If the newly discovered planet were the same distance from the red dwarf as Earth is from the sun , it would be frigid. An artist's rendering of the E-ELT, based on the telescope's construction design. I know just where we can start . Sure, it seems to have a lot of good stats, bu...

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  • BMO Introduces New Voice-Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa
BMO Introduces New Voice-Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa

Now since you can't take your Echo or Echo Dot with you to the grocery store, you will want to download the Amazon Alexa app, which will show you your list. The next generation Amazon Echo and the Echo Plus , which is equipped with a built-in smart home hub. Alexa is still unavailable in French, which sounds weird as French is one the two of...

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  • Broadcast messages to all Google Assistant-enabled speakers at home
Broadcast messages to all Google Assistant-enabled speakers at home

Earlier this month, Google rolled out an update for Assistant that now allows it to identify songs playing around you. The virtual assistant can even go online and search for what you need on the internet, craft a to-do list, manage your smart home devices , and more.

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  • GameStop Delays Unlimited Game Rental Service Before Launch
GameStop Delays Unlimited Game Rental Service Before Launch

If you purchased a PowerPass during the program's soft-launch, you'll be compensated. For customers who had already bought in on the PowerPass program , GameStop is offering a full refund, plus an additional used game to make amends. To sweeten the deal, they can bring home any pre-owned game for free for their troubles. However, by not announ...

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  • Microsoft Black Friday 2017 Deals Officially Announced
Microsoft Black Friday 2017 Deals Officially Announced

As the highly anticipated Xbox One X finally released last week in North America, many are holding off in buying it as they hope Microsoft will be releasing a bundle this Holiday season. If you have been wanting a mixed reality headset for Windows 10 , don't pull the trigger just yet. Save up to $150 on the Acer Aspire 1 and Aspire 3 lap...

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  • How and where to watch the planetary event — Venus-Jupiter conjunction
How and where to watch the planetary event — Venus-Jupiter conjunction

The moon shines along with Venus , glowing in the centre of the image is Venus and, to its right, Jupiter . The public are being advised to remember that the planets will rise so close to each other that they might look like one extremely bright star.

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  • Nintendo Switch Debuts Its First Streaming Service
Nintendo Switch Debuts Its First Streaming Service

Hulu is now downloadable from Nintendo's eShop on the Switch, although it is only available for people under specific requirements. The on-demand service is available from $7.99 a month, while the live TV option is $40. Once you sign in, you see the same interface you'd find on a Roku or any other device running Hulu, which starts with the Line...

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  • Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report
Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report

Google earlier this week started rolling out a software update to fix hardware issues plaguing its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . Google cemented their presence in the smartphone market when they released the Google Pixel a few years ago.

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  • Facebook anti-revenge porn test
Facebook anti-revenge porn test "remembers" users' nude photos

According to the Office of the e-safety commissioner, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 49 is a victim of IBA . It's worth noting that Facebook already has mechanisms for reporting revenge porn without preemptively sending them the images.

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  • Neuroscientists Say Sheep Recognizes Celebrity Images Including Obama
Neuroscientists Say Sheep Recognizes Celebrity Images Including Obama

The team got success after few days of tutelage of sheep at the Cambridge University in England, where at least 8 sheep could recognize Obama by his picture. The investigators also found that the sheep could identify a picture of their handler without any training. She did a double take of both faces before ultimately choosing her handler.

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  • OnePlus 5T will be launched on November 16 in NY
OnePlus 5T will be launched on November 16 in NY

Recent benchmarks seem to confirm that the OnePlus 5T will have a 6-inch FHD+ display (2160x1080) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. We've already seen a bunch of leaks showing the OnePlus 5T design and its specs, but the following image gives us our best look at the upcoming OnePlus handset.

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  • Miami Police Punch Drunk Woman At Hard Rock Stadium During Match
Miami Police Punch Drunk Woman At Hard Rock Stadium During Match

Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said in an email to the Associated Press that the department is "gathering all of the details to gain a clear understanding of what occurred" during the altercation at Hard Rock Stadium during Miami's win Saturday over Virginia Tech .

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  • Microsoft Store to sell Razer's new Android smartphone
Microsoft Store to sell Razer's new Android smartphone

I'll know more about how it really stacks up against the competition when I spend a little more time with it. Like most Razer products, the phone prioritizes high specifications and performance, with a focus on the facilities of greatest importance for gaming and media.

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  • OnePlus 5T to retain 3.5mm headphone jack
OnePlus 5T to retain 3.5mm headphone jack

Since Apple and Google have ditched the headphone jack from their flagship smartphones, the same was expected from the OnePlus 5T . Just take comfort in knowing that you won't have to forego that familiar plug to get a modern Android smartphone.at least, not for a while.

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  • Android 8.0 beta program for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8
Android 8.0 beta program for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8

If that's covered, then simply grab either the Samsung Members or Samsung+ app and enlist your device in the beta; it's available on the Play Store and on the Galaxy Apps. Better still, anybody who picked up a Note 8 between October 20 and now can retroactively get the $200 credit - go here for more details . In a press release, the company a...

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  • You can play through Far Cry 5's entire campaign in co-op mode
You can play through Far Cry 5's entire campaign in co-op mode

In Far Cry 3 , for example, the co-op mode had its own, original plot. Build your character and choose your adventure in the largest customizable Far Cry game ever! Now in Far Cry 5 , Ubisoft is opening up co-op play for the entire campaign for the first time.

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  • Key day in Irish bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Key day in Irish bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup

Cape Town - While it will not be made official until November 15, South Africa look nearly certain to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after having received an official recommendation from World Rugby on Tuesday. However, Dick Spring, chairman of Ireland's 2023 bid oversight board, said the country still has confidence the council members will "place ...

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  • Classic Carentan map returns in Call of Duty: WWII trailer
Classic Carentan map returns in Call of Duty: WWII trailer

The first of the game's four DLC packs will be released first on PS4, Sony announced today during its Paris Games Week conference. A new multiplayer trailer has been released which highlights the battle at Carentan during the Allied invasion of Normandy.

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  • Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks
Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

This is potentially really bad for The Process. Last week, the team said Fultz was expected to miss three games, which would have put him on track to return for Thursday's (AEDT) home game against the Hawks. Fultz started the season playing and in the rotation as one of the first players off the bench. That includes losing four of their first ...

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  • Microsoft Corporation FQ1 2018 Earnings Boosts Shares
Microsoft Corporation FQ1 2018 Earnings Boosts Shares

Back in April 2015 , Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the cloud revenue goal as a way of changing perceptions of Microsoft both inside and outside the company. While the Azure cloud platform is included in this number, Microsoft sadly doesn't break out Azure revenue numbers. The overall market has continued to contract, and Microsoft's Surface devi...

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  • Manage A Campsite In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp On Mobile Next Month
Manage A Campsite In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp On Mobile Next Month

Quotes the release: " Leaf Tickets can be earned through regular gameplay or purchased using real-world money, and can be used in a variety of ways in the game ". Considering all this, if you plan on playing the game this way, it would probably be best to think of it as more of a temporary demo just until the game's worldwide release in Novembe...

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  • Microsoft Officially Unplugs the Kinect
Microsoft Officially Unplugs the Kinect

Dwindling sales figures forced Microsoft to ditch the Kinect and sell the Xbox One as standalone at cheaper rates. But, this doesn't mean Kinect didn't taste the sauce named popularity; more than 35 million units were sold since its release in 2010.

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  • Original Xbox Games Backward Compatibility Are Now Live For Xbox One S
Original Xbox Games Backward Compatibility Are Now Live For Xbox One S

You can buy them all now . The feature might be ready to launch as some original Xbox backward compatible games have now surfaced in the online games marketplace for Xbox. Xbox One compatibility with OG Xbox games was announced at E3 2017 earlier this year, and the program officially launches tomorrow - Tuesday, October 24th - with 13 games ,...

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  • Scientists Want Us to Live in Lava Tubes on the Moon
Scientists Want Us to Live in Lava Tubes on the Moon

In order to better understand the moon's lava tubes, JAXA relied on radar data gathered by the SELENE spacecraft which now orbits the lunar body. Once the lava stops flowing, the tunnel sometimes drains, forming a hollow void. They also consulted with NASA scientists who worked on the 2011 NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) ...

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  • Volvo's new Polestar offshoot blazing electric trail
Volvo's new Polestar offshoot blazing electric trail

It's available for pre-order now and slated to "roll off the production line in mid-2019", Volvo said. They will include the battery-powered Polestar 2 compact set to debut in late 2019, followed by the Polestar 3, a large, sporty full-electric SUV due in 2021.

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  • New Moto X4 Unlocked Prime Exclusive Deal On Amazon Released
New Moto X4 Unlocked Prime Exclusive Deal On Amazon Released

We're pretty big fans of Motorola's Moto Mods, but the latest one announced today - an Amazon Alexa powered speaker - probably won't be arriving here in Australia any time soon. This is also the reason why the Moto Mod comes with a dock design. Outside of these Amazon deals and apps, the Prime Exclusive Moto X4 is just like the regular model.

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  • Fall Update Released; Everything to Know
Fall Update Released; Everything to Know

Microsoft has rolled out their Spring update to their consoles, which is notable for one big reason: A new, new Dashboard. You will also see a new Microsoft Store logo and name in the Xbox dashboard, providing you with a simpler experience when you download and buy the latest products and content from Microsoft and its partners, including ha...

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  • You won't find that cupcake calorie counter anymore on Google Maps
You won't find that cupcake calorie counter anymore on Google Maps

The Google search app for iOS has been updated with support for Drag and Drop on iPad and now lets you choose between Apple Maps, Google Maps , or Waze for directions. Moreover, many people on Twitter have said that this calorie counter and the cupcake system could act as a trigger for people suffering from eating disorders.

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  • Mobile Caps Roaming Data In Mexico And Canada Starting November 12
Mobile Caps Roaming Data In Mexico And Canada Starting November 12

So in this situation, if you have visited Canada or Mexico you were provided as much LTE data as you ever wanted without any fear of paying back to a huge phone bill. before heading over the border, then you still only have up to 5GB high-speed data in Mexico and Canada combined. T-Mobile has now stepped in and is limiting the amount of roaming dat...

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  • Hurricane Ophelia meandering in the Atlantic
Hurricane Ophelia meandering in the Atlantic

After all, this is just an uncommon occurrence, not completely unheard of. It is much less likely to make landfall than storms in September, however. The hurricane center's five-day forecast, which can change, has Ophelia heading toward the British Isles by Monday.

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  • Nokia 9 Leaks Show Curved Glass Display and Dual Rear Cameras
Nokia 9 Leaks Show Curved Glass Display and Dual Rear Cameras

There have been a lot of rumours and reports circulation on the internet about the smartphone over the past few months now. The Nokia 9 is also expected to come with all the other usual Nokia features , like OZO audio and microphones for active noise cancellation.

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  • Why your iPhone feels slower when a new one comes out
Why your iPhone feels slower when a new one comes out

This v1.23 update brings some significant improvements. You can't really expect Cupertino to stop coming up with new features just so you don't have to buy a new device. There is no any information regarding the compatibility of this new set of emojis to which devices. Unicode actually released its list of emoji back in June, but Apple will d...

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  • Kenya president: elections will go ahead despite opposition leader's withdrawal
Kenya president: elections will go ahead despite opposition leader's withdrawal

According to analysts, under the new circumstances the options are: either President Kenyatta heads back to the Supreme Court to ask for further directions or IEBC declares Kenyatta as the only candidate and thus the President-elect. "It has wasted valuable time engaging in public relations exercises meant to create the illusion of motion without...

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  • New Stranger Things 2 sneak peek is all about Halloween
New Stranger Things 2 sneak peek is all about Halloween

Yes, it's a mobile game , and yes, it's a promotional tie-in for a telly series, but the Stranger Things video game is actually quite sweet. The show's second season is all about the "determined desire to return to normalcy in Hawkins" for Will, his family, his friends, and the other residents in the town affected by the events.

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  • Heartbreakers Frontman Tom Petty dies at 66
Heartbreakers Frontman Tom Petty dies at 66

After CBS News reported the legendary musician's death, citing the Los Angeles Police Department, the LAPD released a statement saying they had "no information about the passing of singer Tom Petty ". "I just was a big fan", Crowe said. If you love rock and roll, losing Tom Petty is like losing a former president. Depending on what's in ...

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  • Microsoft to discontinue Groove Music, asks users to go to Spotify
Microsoft to discontinue Groove Music, asks users to go to Spotify

Beginning this week for Windows Insiders and rolling out broadly next week**, Groove Music Pass subscribers will be able to easily transition existing music collections and playlists to Spotify with a few clicks. There's also an FAQ with more details for users who have an annual subscription. Obviously, Groove Music Pass did not pan out fin...

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  • 75000 evacuated from from Bali volcano
75000 evacuated from from Bali volcano

The Indonesian national disaster agency (BNPB) said there had been more than 560 deep volcanic earthquakes recorded on Monday alone. A woman and child sit in a tent at a temporary evacuation center for people living near Mount Agung , outside a sports arena in Klungkung, on the resort island of Bali , Indonesia .

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  • Apple TV 4K won't let you download 4K movies
Apple TV 4K won't let you download 4K movies

For good 4K streaming quality, Apple recommends internet speeds of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) or higher. But is the Apple TV 4K really a nice upgrade? If you have an iPhone or iPad, this is even more true, since the setup is so easy.

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  • IOS 11 just destroyed Uber's most annoying privacy flaw
IOS 11 just destroyed Uber's most annoying privacy flaw

Your iPhone or iPad will continue to work with Apple Watch or Apple Pencil and be able to use Continuity features, like Handoff and Instant Hotspot. Apple's new iOS 11 gives users control over when the Uber app tracks their location. This includes when you're using any apps or from any other screens, like the Home screen.

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  • Amazon Brings Hands-Free Alexa To New Fire HD 10
Amazon Brings Hands-Free Alexa To New Fire HD 10

There are three color options, with black being the dullest and the Marine Blue and Punch Red being bolder choices. The new tablet will ship October 11, with a 32GB version selling for $149.99, or $110 less than the current's 32GB model.

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  • Intel Announces Collaboration with Waymo
Intel Announces Collaboration with Waymo

The chipmaker admitted it had worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time. " Intel's technology supports the advanced processing inside our vehicles, with the ability to manufacture to meet Waymo's needs at scale", he said.

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  • Minecraft is now available for the New Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft is now available for the New Nintendo 3DS

A packaged cartridge version of the game will be available at retail at a later date, Nintendo confirmed. Minecraft is available in the U.S. on the Nintendo 3DS eShop right now and will soon be available to players in Europe. The release also includes special skin and texture packs, and luckily those looking to enjoy the title on the 3DS wo...

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  • 'Shooter' in custody after lock-down at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon
'Shooter' in custody after lock-down at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon

The hospital has been placed on lockdown with those inside being told to shelter-in-place. There was no confirmation that shots had been fired at the hospital, located near the Vermont border, about 105 miles northwest of Boston. Lebanon and New Hampshire State police have been alerted and are on-site. Reports from the area indicate that heavil...

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  • Ryan International School's CEO seeks anticipatory bail over murder case
Ryan International School's CEO seeks anticipatory bail over murder case

Sharma said there are many security lapses in this school which requires improvement. "They have been booked under India's Juvenile Justice Act". The police has arrested the conductor of a school bus who confessed that he killed the boy.

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  • Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll 'surprised' by poor offensive line play
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll 'surprised' by poor offensive line play

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was controversially tossed during an interception return for touchdown, a play which was called back due to two penalties. "We're going to have to get after him but at the same time be smart about our rush lanes and not let him tuck the ball and run or let his receivers become uncovered".

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  • Affordable Honor V9 Play With 5.2-Inch Display Goes Official
Affordable Honor V9 Play With 5.2-Inch Display Goes Official

Honor V9 Play comes with 5.2-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display. The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 atop. The Honor V9 is set to go on sale starting 12 September while the V6 Play goes on sale starting 7 September. The latest offering features a metal unibody design with a rear-mounted fingerpri...

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