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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.
  • 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.
  • IOS 10.3.2 arrives with almost two dozen security fixes

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    If Apple has not patched the exploit, it could mean that the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak will also be compatible with iOS 10.3.2. Tech experts guess that Apple will release iOS 10.3.2 in May 15, with May 22 at the latest. iOS 11 is rumored to come with a revamped Music App, a report said last month. Rumors say Apple will release the upcoming tvOS update with a picture-in-picture feature, which will allow the Apple TV to compete with Amazon's Fire TV and Roku.
  • Updated IIP: consumer goods output grew sharply in 2016-17

    Updated IIP: consumer goods output grew sharply in 2016-17

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    Under the new series with a 2011-12 base year, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP ) rose 5% in the financial year and 2.7% in March, data released on Friday by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showed. As per the last data, IIP for the month of February fell by 1.2% on year-on-year basis, as against the estimate of 1.3%. India's consumer inflation eased in April to its lowest in at least five years, reviving a debate on whether the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should revisit policy ...
  • Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Rating Reiterated by MKM Partners

    Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Rating Reiterated by MKM Partners

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    Alphabet's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said during the earnings call that "YouTube revenues continue to grow at a significant rate", dispelling concerns about the possible impact of an advertiser boycott of the video service. The company is also investing more in machine learning, AI research and deep neural networks, in the hope to make all of Google's products that much better.
  • Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soar

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    In an investor call held before the release of its first quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2017, Samsung stated there was nothing wrong with the device and the error was caused due to the Super AMOLED display having a natural tendency of having differences in color.
  • Chrissy Teigen Got Candid About Plastic Surgery

    Chrissy Teigen Got Candid About Plastic Surgery

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    But recently, the 31-year-old model revealed that she had to go under the knife to make her looks ideal. "Now it's coming back though, so I might need to go in and pay for it again". This is published unedited from the IANS feed . Model Chrissy Teigen and musician John Legend arrive at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 12, 2017.
  • Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat

    Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat

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    It is unclear how many users WeChat has in Russian Federation. "Tencent is aware of the move and communicating with Russian authorities over the matter", a brief statement from the Shenzhen-based company said. China also has strict internet regulations. Last year, Russian Federation blocked popular professional networking site LinkedIn as it allegedly failed to comply with the rules.
  • Apple iPhone sales go down in Q2 2017

    Apple iPhone sales go down in Q2 2017

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    The Apple share price has, of course, benefitted from improved investor sentiment. Some of the noteworthy features that are likely to make their way into the next-gen aka tenth-anniversary iPhone are listed below: 5.8in bezel-less aka edge-to-edge display and integrated Touch ID, front camera, speaker and sensors.
  • Apple launching $1B fund to boost to U.S. jobs market

    Apple launching $1B fund to boost to U.S. jobs market

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    Cook also said that Apple will employ "thousands of employees, thousands more in the future" in the USA, but didn't provide details on when or how that will happen. The announcements were the latest in a series of disclosures to highlight how Apple , the world's largest company by market valuation, contributes to job creation in the US.
  • 2 state House GOP colleagues advance in South Carolina race

    2 state House GOP colleagues advance in South Carolina race

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    With 82 percent of the vote tallied, the top two GOP candidates were former state Rep. Ralph Norman with 31.5 percent and state Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope with 30.4 percent. For more information about the May 16 runoff and the June 20 special election and related matters contact the Union County Voter Registrar's Office at 864-429-1616.
  • Hulu Launches Live TV for $40/Month, Including Cloud DVR

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    Hulu's price is similar to what YouTube is asking for - $39.99 per month to start - but it's hoping that a few key features will make it stand out from the competition. Hulu Live TV was first announced back during CES, where I had a chance to take a peek at the new software well before it was ready for primetime.
  • Here's a look at SpaceX's top secret spy satellite, Falcon 9

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    SpaceX has now published fascinating images of the launch and landing. The launch was postponed from its original date on Sunday, April 30, due to problems with a sensor on the first stage booster. The company's "satellite manufacturing cost profile and in-house launch capability" will allow it to continually update the system's technology to meet changing customer needs, Cooper said.
  • Quake rattles Alaska, Canada border area: USGS

    Quake rattles Alaska, Canada border area: USGS

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    At a magnitude of 6.2, the temblor hit northwest of Mosquito Lake, a hamlet with a population of about 300. There have been no reports of damage or any injuries. Luann Baker-Johnson, who owns a glass-blowing studio, said she jumped in her auto after feeling the first quake so she could get to her studio and assess the damage.
  • Agreement on spending bill averts US govt shutdown

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    The House and Senate have come to an agreement on a larger omnibus spending bill which will fund the government through September. He called it a "budget deal that's a bipartisan win for the American people". They appear to have gotten their way. This is a win for Republicans, though Trump had requested $30 billion in additional military funding in his budget blueprint.
  • Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

    Trump says China could have hacked Democratic emails

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    Trump has steadfastly denied any ties between his campaign and the hack, even though the leaks came soon after he directly called upon Russian Federation sleuths to target Clinton's emails. He then pointed out that Beijing is working with the U.S.to address the crisis in Korea, adding that it would be counterproductive to call China out on trade.
  • Google Engineer Raises the Bar On Low Light Smartphone Photography

    Google Engineer Raises the Bar On Low Light Smartphone Photography

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    He stopped well short of offering up any sort of details, but if you go fishing for information like we did, you'll discover three potential Pixel 2 handsets, each one codenamed after a large fish. The iPhone 5, for instance, was released all the way back in 2012, an age in smartphone years. Google Pixel the second generation will receive protection from water standard IP67 or IP68 which can withstand immersion to a depth of five feet for half an hour.
  • Cassini Spacecraft Re-Establishes Contact After 'Dive' Between Saturn And Its Rings

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    This orientation put the spacecraft was out of contact with Earth. The next dive is planned for May 2. Cassini's first successful dive is part of what NASA is calling the " Grand Finale ". The debris move at a speed of about 67,800 miles (109,000 kilometers) per hour. The antenna had been oriented away from Earth. Kurth says. It's a bittersweet finish for the one-point-four-billion-dollar spacecraft, he says, as the repeatedly-extended experiment is - at last - reaching its conclusion ...
  • Samsung's profit jumps 46 percent thanks to semiconductor

    Samsung's profit jumps 46 percent thanks to semiconductor

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    According to a new report coming out of South Korea, Samsung is planning to begin selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 units in Korea from June this year. Analysts note that loss has eased on positive response to new flagship G6 phone. A spokesperson said: "For the mobile business, market competition is expected to intensify in the second half".
  • China talks about moon outpost with European Space Agency

    China talks about moon outpost with European Space Agency

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    Researchers are developing systems that can support missions that span for months or years. The crops were selected to provide not only food, but air revitalization, water recycling and waste recycling. "The entire system of the lunar greenhouse does represent, in a small way, the biological systems that are here on Earth", Wheeler said. A key part of a system like this is knowing what astronauts will have to bring with them, and what resources they can find at their destination.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control

    Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice control

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    Sure, the Galaxy S8 will have the Bixby installed but functions will only be limited to Bixby Reminder, Bixby Home, and Bixby Vision. Samsung claims Bixby is more "intelligent" and designed for "completeness" allowing users to use your voice for everything you would otherwise do by tapping the screen.
  • Calderon contributes to Hawks' series-tying win

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    Hawks owner Tony Ressler made an impassioned defense of Budenholzer, his coach and president of basketball operations, late last week when he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he didn't expect any changes in the front office after the season.