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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet was meeting to outline the scope and timing of the measures the government plans to take under Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. Supporters say the region does too much to prop up the rest of the national economy and would thrive if it went its own way, but opponents say Catalonia is stronger as part of Spain and that a split would spell economic and political disaster.
  • Uh Oh, Google Home Mini Defect Causes Constant Recording

    Uh Oh, Google Home Mini Defect Causes Constant Recording

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    Discovered by one user Artem Russakovskil and reported on Android Police , it appears that some Google Home Mini units have been recording everything round them 24/7 rather than replying to direct voice commands activated with phrase "OK Google ".
  • Google Believes Russia Bought More Election Ads Than Anyone Knew

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    Notably, the Post reports that the company responsible for buying the Facebook ads was not the same entity that purchased the Google ads. They include YouTube, Gmail, Google Search and others. The total ad spend by "Russian agents" identified was reportedly less than $100,000, and it's unclear whether some came from " legitimate Russian accounts ".
  • Seem far smarter and worldlier than you are with Google's new devices

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    Google also wants to make it as easy as possible to switch to Pixel . The Pixel 2 phones were the main attractions at Google's event last night, but the company had a lot more to show off. You can just give the phone a quick squeeze, and ask for what you need. When scrolling through the 7-second burst of shots that Clips takes, you can select a specific frame and save it as a high-resolution photo.
  • Apple Investigating Reports Of 'Serious Battery Failure' On iPhone 8 Plus

    Apple Investigating Reports Of 'Serious Battery Failure' On iPhone 8 Plus

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    So far, there have been at least six reports in which the iPhone 8 either arrived with a swollen battery or the device's battery was discovered to be swollen after charging. Similarly, when the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came out there were issues with individual devices. The first of these issues was recorded in Taiwan by a woman who purchased a 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in rose gold shortly after the phone was released just one week ago.
  • You can now cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories

    You can now cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook Stories

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    In a bid to boost the popularity of the Stories feature on Facebook, the company had rolled out Stories for desktop users earlier this year in August, and now they seem to be taking on a new approach to growing its popularity. Last month Instagram confirmed its testing the feature to Mashable but didn't share any other information. Facebook's own Stories feature has been slower to take off.
  • Range Rover Sport gets perkier SVR, plug-in hybrid

    Range Rover Sport gets perkier SVR, plug-in hybrid

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    Charging time is 7.5 hours from a plug (2.75 from a special wall box) and gives a claimed range of 31 miles (20 is probably about right in the real world). While the hybrid in the P400e works similarly to systems found in other brands, a highlight is the so-called Predictive Energy Optimisation whereby the driver can select a destination in the sat-nav system and allow the vehicle to automatically optimise the operation of the internal combustion engine and electric motor.
  • Big W Have The SNES Classic Mini For Sale Online Right Now

    Big W Have The SNES Classic Mini For Sale Online Right Now

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    The NES Classic immediately sold out at every retailer, and jump-started what appears to be a classic system reboot campaign being initiated by Nintendo. It seems like Nintendo is having a pretty successful launch for the SNES Classic Edition . SpongeFreak52 is right in that the SNES Classic is nearly identical in its hardware, while unlocking the limitation of 8-bit games in favour of 16-bit.
  • Wall Street wraps up strong week and quarter; S&P closes at record

    Wall Street wraps up strong week and quarter; S&P closes at record

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    Tech sectors lagged behind, causing the Nasdaq to lose zero.1 percent to 6,453.4-5. In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.03 percent. Meat processor Tyson Foods ( TSN.N ) jumped 7.61 percent after the company raised its full-year profit forecast. Sept 28 ( Reuters ) - Gains in McDonald's lifted the Dow in early afternoon trading on Thursday, while a cooling of the enthusiasm generated by President Donald Trump's tax plan pressured financial and technology stocks.
  • Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

    Indonesia ready to divert tourists as Bali volcano rumbles

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    Indonesia , an archipelago of thousands of islands, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Local animal husbandry officials are attempting to evacuate the rest but it's slow going partly because of the limited number of trucks available and have removed only about 1,400 so far.
  • Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

    Trump Waives Jones Act Amid Puerto Rico's Food And Water Crisis

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    Reinstalling a power grid, along with housing rehabilitation and basic supplies, on a poor, isolated island that relied on tourism and agriculture, will require direct and consistent attention. The Trump administration waived the act after recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma , which battered Florida and Texas. The Department of Homeland Security said it was able to lift the restrictions quickly because the Department of Defense requested a waiver for those states and the department hadn't ...
  • IPhone X Face ID spills secrets as Apple talks security

    IPhone X Face ID spills secrets as Apple talks security

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    Face ID can recognize the user's face even the person changes their facial hair style. Apple added that the probability of someone's face unlocking another device is unlikely. While the chances of someone successfully unlocking your iPhone Touch ID are one in 50,000, that number jumps to one in a million with Face ID, the company said.
  • Delta to offer FREE Wi-Fi text messaging on all flights

    Delta to offer FREE Wi-Fi text messaging on all flights

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    And companies like JetBlue offer unrestricted, free in-flight Wi-Fi, which allows customers to access numerous same texting capabilities. Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi is available on most Delta flights, but for a price. Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May a year ago. And even without the same free in-flight Wi-Fi caveat, another big US carrier - an arch-rival of Delta, no less - already offered free mobile messaging.
  • Intel announces 8th Gen Core Desktop Processors

    Intel announces 8th Gen Core Desktop Processors

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    Finally, the Core i7 series gets a bump from its 4 core, 8 thread roots with the all new Core i7-8700 and Core i7-8700K. It claims the new Core i7-8700K is its " best gaming processor ever", supporting the highest clock frequency ever for an Intel CPU (4.7GHz).
  • Intel Announces Availability of Core X 14-, 16- and 18-core processors

    Intel Announces Availability of Core X 14-, 16- and 18-core processors

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    Graphically intense games like Just Cause 3 , Doom , and Grand Theft Auto V are about to get some performance help thanks to Intel's new 8th-Gen Core processors made specifically for big desktop machines (i.e. The unlocked multiplier isn't the sole attraction though, as Intel highlights the ability to indulge in per core overclocking, with max memory ratio up to 8,400 MT/s, real-time memory latency control, and extended PLL trim controls, enhanced package power delivery, and make use of ...
  • Nintendo Outlines Season Pass Details for Fire Emblem Warriors

    Nintendo Outlines Season Pass Details for Fire Emblem Warriors

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    Fire Emblem Warriors is not a new entry in Nintendo's turn-based strategy series, but a spinoff in the mould of Hyrule Warriors . Each DLC pack is filled with new playable characters and weapons. Again, similarities, but that $20 price tag hits the spot, considering you'd have to pay about $27 for the content otherwise. The special edition will retail for $79.99.
  • Super Mario Run's biggest update features new levels, Princess Daisy

    Super Mario Run's biggest update features new levels, Princess Daisy

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    You'll collect Rainbow Coins in a "remix" mode where you play different snippets of 10 different levels, the World Star world, and Daisy to be "rescued" by finishing up the Remix 10 mode, the aforementioned new mode you can play in. Recently, Nintendo announced that Mario is no longer considered a plumber , noting in an updated profile of the character that he worked as a plumber "a long time ago".
  • Best Qi Wireless Chargers for Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X

    Best Qi Wireless Chargers for Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X

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    There are indications that Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone could feature wireless charging. Xiaomi's listing as the WPC member on the official WPC website suggests that the next flagship will support wireless charging. It might switch from the Mi 6's LCD screen to a Samsung-made AMOLED one measuring 6 inches across. It might have been nice to have wireless charging available for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 , adding to the premium nature of the edge-to-edge screened handset.
  • SEC Chair Clayton's Statement on Cybersecurity: EDGAR was Hacked

    SEC Chair Clayton's Statement on Cybersecurity: EDGAR was Hacked

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    The top securities regulator in the United States said Wednesday night that its computer system had been hacked past year, giving the attackers private information that could have been exploited for trading. The Equifax breach, which focused on a database that contained the personal information of 143 million Americans, focused attention on the vulnerabilities of private companies that handle sensitive personal financial information.
  • The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

    The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

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    The most notable changes are under the hood, probably the reason why you've never heard of. It's a bit convoluted for the average user who thinks they are toggling the radio off completely when they tap on the Control Center icon, though. However, you should be warned that this is the most drastic of solutions. It's done by going to the Settings app, rather than the control centre itself, and heading to the right option.
  • Ninety7 Battery Packs Make Amazon Echo And Google Home Portable

    Ninety7 Battery Packs Make Amazon Echo And Google Home Portable

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    This portable battery replaces the base on your Google Home , allowing you to use it tethered (with Google Home's existing power adapter) or cordless thanks to its 8 hours of battery life. While you can do all sort of things with your Google Home like ask questions, set reminders, control your smart home or play music, the device still has to be plugged in while you do them.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 Tarnished By Cellular Glitch Reports

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    In a statement, Apple acknowledged the problem stems from the Watch attaching to "unauthenticated Wi-Fi wireless networks without connectivity". A fix is being looked at for a future software update. A non-cellular Series 3 starts at only $329 versus last year's Apple Watch Series 2 starting price of $369. If you use Global Positioning System on your new Apple Watch or the headline feature - making calls - the battery takes a real hit.
  • Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

    Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

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    TorrentFreak even claims that Pirate Bay has started using the Bitcoin miner for 24 hours and is testing it as a possible alternative to conventional banner ads. They did this under the radar, without letting users know what they were doing - or giving them a way to block the feature. However, according to Neowin , The Pirate Bay does exactly that.