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Marcus Ellis, Chris Langridge make badminton semi-finals

Ellis said the pair were "deflated" after their semi-final loss and but hopes this medal will also inspire future stars. "If you had told me before the start that we would make the semi-finals I would have bitten your hand off", Langridge told the BBC.

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Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Note7

However, the major change with this device is the biometric iris scanner, which matches the pattern of your eyes to unlock the device; the 4-digit pass code can also be used though. The new Galaxy Note 7 will be available to pre-order in Ireland from August 16th. Here in the USA, the Note 7 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor , 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage , and a 3,500mAh battery.

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Facebook is launching a PC gaming platform

Unity and Facebook are joining forces to build new functionality into Unity that streamlines the process for exporting and publishing games onto Facebook . The new program will start today as a closed-alpha build with developers able to apply for access here. Applications are being accepted until August 31 , 2016.

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Crude Oil Prices Fall with Dimming Hopes on OPEC Agreement

Though US gasoline demand has been relatively strong-implied gasoline demand according to the Energy Information Administration averaged 9.752 million barrels per day (b/d) over the first four weeks of July versus 9.506 million b/d same time last year-this clearly has not been enough.

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LG V20 features new 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC better than V10

LG Electronics' President Juno Cho revealed that as the smartphone space continued to evolve, consumers were beginning to look for more than massive displays and superior processors on their handset. Though exact specs have not been confirmed yet, the V20 will expand upon the multimedia experience found in LG's previous V10 smartphone. LG worked closely with ESS Technology, a leader in high-performance analog and audio devices, to ensure that the Quad DAC, delivered the best audio ...

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Pokemon Go New Nearby Tracker: How Does it Work?

When the new feature is enabled it will allow users to find nearby Pokemon , not only easily, but also without having to actually leave the app , which was always a point of irritation when trying to use third-party apps previously. " Nearby " shows Pokemon that are in the general area, but it is a limited time thing, so you'll only have a limited amount of time to get to that Pokemon before it is gone.

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App Store Developers Have Earned Over $50 Billion USD - Tim Cook

Things really started taking off in 2013, then accelerated again in 2015. There are now over 2.5 billion apps on the App Store, with around 500 apps being added each day. During his India visit, Cook announced the development of a state of the art Design and Development Accelerator in the garden city Bangalore. I should also mention that I like seeing this sort of engagement from Apple execs.

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People Are Reportedly Spending More Time Playing Pokémon Go Than Using Facebook

The shares of the Kyoto-based company reached $US244 ($A321) during the first half of the trading day at the Tokyo exchange where investors appeared to enthusiastically receive the overwhelming figures, a few days after launch of the game in the United States.

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Samsung sells Galaxy S7 phones that aren't tied to carrier

Aside from the SoC of the Galaxy Note 7, the leak, which was spotted on the Chinese micro blogging site Weibo , has detailed the specifications of the device. It should sport a similar overall design as a year ago and look almost the same as the Galaxy S7 Edge with an IP68 water resistant rating, 12 Dual Pixel camera , glass and metal design, S-Pen stylus and a new USB Type-C port for faster charging.

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Why Elon Musk is making a 'terrible' mistake with SolarCity: Strategist

On Tuesday, Tesla unveiled grand plans to acquire America's biggest residential solar installer, SolarCity. Tesla seeks to acquire SolarCity's common stock and give Tesla's common shares in return. "As an investor, you're really getting your patience tested with this deal". Investors of the vehicle company are concerned that the deal will not benefit them, and that the financial burdens from purchasing SolarCity will be enormous.

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Huawei sues Samsung over mobile patents

The Korean tech giant finally got a chance to speak on the matter of the lawsuits after the smoke cleared, and it seems that Samsung will be filing a countersuit against Huawei. He added that Samsung will do the right thing, as Huawei is known for maintaining good licensing and cross-licensing deals with its peers. The Rockstar consortium included the likes of Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson and they alleged that Google and other Android OEMs including Huawei infringed on ...

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Google reveals some more features of Android N

It is reminiscent of Amazon's Echo and will be available later this year for a yet-unannounced price. Looking like a small, cuter version of Amazon Echo-which of course i is-the Google Home device is yet another voice-activated speaker and front-end to cloud services.

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Gran Turismo Sport has a release date, new gameplay trailer released

As for PlayStation VR, it looks like GT Sport will fully support it at launch in all game modes. Gran Turismo Sport UK release date and price: When is Gran Turismo Sport coming out? All of the cars have been remodelled from scratch from Gran Turismo 6, including new interior views for all cars.

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Lenovo unveils Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus mid-range phablets

To power up the mobile, both these devices are juiced with 3000mAh battery with Turbo charging technology, offering 6 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charging. Both Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus feature similar specifications except for the rear camera and the fingerprint sensor. The phones will run Android 6.0.1 with the latest version of Motorola's skin, Moto Pure.

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Google Android VR headset expected at I/O next week

Google also started selling the product in the U.K., France and Germany today. The issue with this is when a second version of Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in 2015, which offered Google Cardboard to larger screen phones. This week, we've been hearing a whole lot about Android VR. But that's not too big a deal as Cardboard is a fairly decent way to give VR a spin for the first time.

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Modern Warfare Remastered has 10 multiplayer maps

Like every year, Call of Duty multiplayer reveal will happen at E3 2016. Saying a game "only" has 10 maps has a negative angle, and the same information can be conveyed in a much more positive phrase. It did so by responding to an 18-month-old tweet from a Call of Duty fan (seen below). Don't expect it to be on disc though, as per previous reports " Modern Warfare Remastered is full game digital download".

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Tesla unveils cheaper model aimed at mass market

And, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk, over 198,000 people had deposited $1,000 for their Model 3 reservations, something that may force him and his company to "rethink production planning". In the next 18 months, that number could be multiplied many times and while that is great news in terms of establishing demand, the company's production line has become all the more important.

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M&M rolls out new compact UV NuvoSport, discontinues Quanto

Available atMahindra dealerships across India from today, the NuvoSport startsat an attractive price of Rs 7.35 lakhs (ex-showroom Thane for N4 variant ).Pravin Shah, president & chief executive, Mahindra & Mahindra said, "Today Mahindra enjoys leadership position in the Indian SUVmarket".

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PlayStation VR to debut in October for less than Rift, Vive

The PS VR headset is cheaper than the Oculus Rift, available for pre-order at approximately £425 ($600), and the HTC Vive, which costs £689 to pre-order. That said, Sony's virtual reality gear isn't quite as powerful as competitors. The PlayStation VR is equipped with a 5.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a 100-degree field of view, and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

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Sony announces PlayStation VR will cost $399 Dollars

Furthermore, THE PLAYROOM VR by SCE WWS will be available as a free download from PlayStation®Store to all PS VR owners, simultaneously with the launch of the system. This includes the exclusive title " Star Wars Battlefront VR experience". Sony will make the PSVR available from October, and it will have 50 games available.

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Pokemon Go GDC Session Canceled

Niantic was supposed to share details on Pokemon Go at GDC on March 14, but yesterday it cancelled its presentation. Pokemon GO captured the imagination of fans and gamers when its seemingly ground-breaking trailer was released back in September 2015.

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Kindle Fire power adapters recalled due to electric shock risk

Furthermore, any hardware sold outside the United Kingdom should have a different adapter in the box. We encourage customers to exchange their original power adapters. Further information, including how to request a replacement or credit, is available here. To do so, visit this page . Amazon will send you a prepaid envelope in any case, which you can use to send the faulty power adapter back to them.

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Amazon amplifies its Alexa line of voice-controlled devices

But unlike the Amazon Echo , the Tap speaker isn't always listening for voice commands. A recent online survey of more than 4,600 adults in the U.S.by Forrester Research's Technographics found 57 percent of them either had used or were interested in using a smart home device.

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Forza Apex paves the way for future Forza games on PC

If Microsoft is to garner support for its UWP strategy, it'll need first-party titles like this to reveal the capacity of the platform. "This wasn't developed with a business objective", he said. Xbox exclusives coming to PC is not surprising. Microsoft is merging its software for Windows PCs and for Xbox consoles. Because Turn 10 is a wholly owned subsidiary, it will receive opportunities that other developers don't have.

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German competition watchdog opens probe against Facebook

The terms and conditions Facebook offers users in exchange for an account-handing over their data, which is then used to serve advertisers-could be an "abusive imposition" because of the company's dominant position. Now with this probe, it looks as if Facebook is in trouble again over legal issues. But executives and lawyers for large US tech companies say that argument ignores how competitive their sector actually is-and how easy it is for users to switch services.

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Live Videos To Get More Prominent Position On Facebook

Up until now Facebook hasn't had a YouTube-like revenue sharing system for most of the video that has shot up on the site in the previous year, but it doesn't take much imagination to see this system moving there. The new update follows Facebook's tried and tested method of tweaking Newsfeed rankings based on audience usage and feedback. To share live video , users need to tap the button reading "What's on your mind?" at the top of their News Feeds and select the Live Video icon.

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IOS 9.3 Lets IT Admins Lock The Homescreen's Layout

TvOS betas are more hard to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator.

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Texas voters head to polls for Super Tuesday primary choices

He's seeking to stay competitive in the delegate count and hopes to pull off a win in his home state of Florida on March 15. We've gone from one number to a much larger number. "All across our country today, Democrats voted to break down barriers so we can all rise together", she declared. "It really undermines our fabric as a nation".

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AT&T and DirecTV to launch streaming TV service later this year

AT&T has already clarified that DirecTV Mobile will be available to all smartphones regardless of carrier. AT&T announced today that it will be launching three new streaming options for DirecTV , debuting in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Announced, Free-to-Play on PC

It seems this information was embargoed and that official news is likely to break later on today. In it, the Times discusses a recent Microsoft event where they recommited to the PC with a few announcements, Apex being one among them. Positioned as a demonstration of what Windows 10 can do for PC gaming, as of yet there's no confirmation of what will and won't be included in the PC release.