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Teammate Blake Griffin has also informed the franchise of his decision to opt out of his deal, reportedly growing exhausted of playing alongside Paul after several conflicts between the two. Griffin will enter the free-agency period that starts July 1 recovering from another injury. Caldwell-Pope's suspension will take place for the first two games in which he is physically able to play during the 2017-18 campaign.
  • How to buy the 10.5-inch iPad Pro in the US

    How to buy the 10.5-inch iPad Pro in the US

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    And don't forget the array of $30-$50 dongles Apple requires you to buy if you want to perform simple tasks like listen to music and charge your phone at the same time. The iPad Pro is a more frequent companion when I'm working in town at client offices or in cafes. Whether or not you'll notice the difference between the 555 and the 560, I can't see any reason you wouldn't want the faster 560 with more video memory for no extra money.
  • Google hires Apple Ax designer to build custom Pixel chips

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    Up until the launch of the Pixel flagships, Google stayed at arm's length when it came to Android hardware. We may be looking at the beginning of an Android performance revolution in the works! After a almost eight year stint at Apple, Gulati left in April and joined Google last month.
  • United States breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

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    OTTAWA-The Prime Minister's Office is disputing a report in a German magazine that described Justin Trudeau's concern about "provoking" the United States for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement . All environment ministers but Pruitt agreed at the Italian meeting that Paris is irreversible, continuing the isolation of the world's biggest economy and second-biggest emitter.
  • Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon

    Full Moon June 2017: When And How To See The Strawberry Moon

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    Not to be confused with a Red Moon, the upcoming full moon doesn't exude any strawberry hues and only occurs once a year. "The difference between the largest and smallest full moon is only 4 arcminutes , near the limit of what the naked eye can detect", states Ernie Wright, a lead visualizer at the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio.
  • Uber fires more than 20 employees amid sexual harassment claims

    Uber fires more than 20 employees amid sexual harassment claims

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    Investigators already needed extra time for a deeper probe of Uber's work culture, and of the 12,000 full-time employees there, Bloomberg reports that more than 200 claims were investigated. Among the 20 fired were senior execs, sources said, although Wilson did not disclose specific names. Perkins Coie was brought in to investigate the 215 harassment claims against the company.
  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

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    To be clear, Amazon , Facebook , Microsoft and Snap have all been busy in both AI and AR. It's not clear whether Apple will turn a profit on the device when it officially hits the market later this year. HomePod will integrate with your other Apple devices through iCloud to fetch appointments and reminders as well. The Music application on the Apple Watch has received a new interface as well.
  • Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

    Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

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    The expansion of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled services from companies including Google, Amazon , Apple, Microsoft and Samsung Electronics is expected to drive growth of the AI-powered digital assistants market, which is on track to exceed 4-billion consumer devices by the end of 2017, according to HIS Markit.
  • Warburton to captain British and Irish Lions against NZ

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    Graham Henry's judgment error has been seized on by Lions coach Warren Gatland in explaining selections. Who's likely to be lining up in Black against them, and how will they fare in the tour matches? But that works both ways as the Lions won't want to risk starting any of their Test lineup, and while some will have to pull bench duty you'd think they'll only get game time if absolutely necessary.
  • First Subpoenas Issued in House Russia Probe

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    News reports said that the committee also had subpoenaed three former officials in a probe into whether Obama administration officials improperly unmasked the identities of Americans monitored in contacts with foreign officials. Cohen earlier rejected a House intelligence committee request for information. It wasn't immediately clear what exactly Comey plans to tell the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, though lawmakers are certainly likely to ask Comey about his interactions ...
  • Apple MacBook Lineup Refresh Expected at WWDC 2017 Next Week

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    Given Apple took its sweet time in overhauling the MacBook Pro past year, this could be seen as a sign the company is reaffirming its commitment to its computing platform. MacBook Pro stock dwindles as the 2017 MacBook Pro release date nears. The new models include a Touch Bar above the display on the $1,799 and up models.
  • GameStop posts first sales increase in five quarters

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    Bartel attributed part of the decline in USA same-store sales to a tight supply in the Switch in the first quarter. GameStop has reported its first quarter earnings, and despite a slight slump on the US side, the company had a 3.8% overall growth over the same quarter past year, with $2.05 billion in sales.
  • Google I/O 2017: What's next for Google payments?

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    This will allow customers to save their loyalty cards to Android Pay , at which point retailers will be able to dole out offers directly through the app. You will just have to provide a password or identify yourself using the fingerprint scanner to securely send money using the Google Assistant . Google also said that Android Pay is now available in 10 markets, and will soon add Brazil, Canada, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner is easily fooled by a printout

    Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner is easily fooled by a printout

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    The iris recognition feature on the Samsung Galaxy S8 can be easily bypassed using "basic tools", security researchers in Germany have discovered. As Starbug demonstrated in 2013, fingerprints can be casually collected off of water glasses and used to fool the Touch ID mechanism Apple built into iPhones .
  • Worldwide Smartphones Sales Grew 9% in Q1 2017-Gartner

    Worldwide Smartphones Sales Grew 9% in Q1 2017-Gartner

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    Samsung is in the lead, the company had managed to sell 78,671.4 million smartphones in Q1, and is now holding a 20.7 percent market share, which is a decrease compared to a year ago, as the company was holding 23.3 percent of the smartphone market back then.
  • Job prospects in IT sector encouraging

    Job prospects in IT sector encouraging

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    Pointing out that the software industry may have to change its business model, the Minister said there was a change in trend in the IT sector and jobs were being created out the software industry in sectors such as e-commerce, fintech, start-ups, data analytics and cyber security.
  • Take Two Executive Explains Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay

    Take Two Executive Explains Red Dead Redemption 2 Delay

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    Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch during Take-Two's fiscal year 2019, which means it will arrive sometime between April 2018 and March 2019. At the time, the company stated the game would be released in the fall of 2017. The question though is whether investors will see more red following the disappointing game delay? However, they plummeted nearly 9% after the delay was announced .
  • Slain Montana deputy had 3 years with department

    Slain Montana deputy had 3 years with department

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    He was shot in the head and taken to the hospital. Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Park County Sheriff's Office, Lewis and Clark Sheriff's Office, Broadwater County Sheriff's Office and Montana Highway Patrol all have responded to the incident.
  • New Moto C And Moto C Plus Smartphones Announced

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    Till now it leaked only about the display in these new smartphones. The smartphone makers expect these smartphones will become the successors of Moto G5 and G5 Plus which are recently released . Lenovo's now global-focused Moto-branded smartphone lineup is about to get super-confusing and crowded, especially in the mid-range segment, but the Moto C and C Plus are fairly straightforward and easy to remember.
  • Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

    Scientists find 38 million pieces of trash on Pacific island

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    Jennifer Lavers , marine exotoxicologist of Australia's University of Tasmania , said manmade trash can be found all over the island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site . The total is an estimated 37.7 million pieces of plastic on the whole island, which is slightly less than 15 square miles. Although it is very small and very hidden, a new paper, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science , suggests it has the highest density of garbage anywhere on Earth.
  • [Very Real] ZeniMax sets its VR litigating sights on Samsung

    [Very Real] ZeniMax sets its VR litigating sights on Samsung

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    That's. not quite accurate, but it makes sense that ZeniMax would try to widen its net and see what might stick after the potentially ambiguous ending of the previous case. Despite losing the case, Carmack still insists he's innocent of the accusations - and he will no doubt try to have a similar defense with this pending lawsuit.
  • Amazon improves Alexa wake word verification

    Amazon improves Alexa wake word verification

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    If you own an Amazon Alexa-equipped device, like an Echo, you know that the device is only reactive in that it doesn't do much unless you ask it to. The problem is much worse with third-party devices which incorporate Alexa, but Amazon has introduced technology called Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification to make wake word detection much more accurate for these devices.
  • Cyber attack 'could come back this morning' as people return to work

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    If you have a hospital appointment you should still attend unless you are contacted and told not to. "It is important to note that the vast majority of NHS organisations report that they are running contemporary IT systems, which are commissioned depending on local need", the NHS said in a statement.