• Elon Musk Says He Has Government Approval for NYC-DC Hyperloop
Elon Musk Says He Has Government Approval for NYC-DC Hyperloop

He said his hyperloop would have city center to city center service, with perhaps a dozen or more entry and exit elevators in each city. Now, a tweet claiming "verbal government approval" is not official by any means, and it could just be the result of a garbled phone call between Musk and Trump.

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  • Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps now available
Google's safeguard against rogue Android apps now available

The feature will let users scan their smartphone to check for apps that might be misbehaving in the background. Though Google has stringent security to curb malware apps on its Play store, some intelligent cyber criminals have been successful in bypassing them.

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  • Intel has axed the group working on fitness trackers and health wearables
Intel has axed the group working on fitness trackers and health wearables

CNBC notes that Intel hasn't mentioned wearables on its earning calls since 2014. Now, CNBC's sources are claiming that Intel did in fact lay off around 80 percent of its Basis group staff in November. Intel has not officially commented on whether it has made a decision to leave the wearables space and the breakthrough Curie could yet hav...

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  • Legendary Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go this weekend
Legendary Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go this weekend

Furthermore, new icons to the Pokemon information screen are now available in the game, which indicates how the Pokemon was caught. The video shows off one player earning new gym badges while another group of players is preparing to go head-to-head in a team battle.

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  • Boy trips on million-year-old fossil during hike in New Mexico
Boy trips on million-year-old fossil during hike in New Mexico

Peter Houde, the fossil is the second complete skull of stegomastodon found in the state. Stegomastodons looked a lot like elephants and had extremely long tusks-up to more than 11 feet. He told the New York Times he made the remarkable find while out for a walk with his family. Professor Houde says it's rare to find a almost complete sku...

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  • Whatsapp adds PiP Video Calls for Android O
Whatsapp adds PiP Video Calls for Android O

WhatsApp now support picture-in-picture video calls on Android O . From the image shared of the feature in action, it is now unclear if WhatsApp users will be able to move this PIP window around on the screen or it will stay at a fixed position.

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  • ADB: Rise in exports boost developing Asia's growth outlook
ADB: Rise in exports boost developing Asia's growth outlook

Forecasts for India are the same that the multilateral lender had projected in its yearly outlook report which is published in April every year. "The resulting boost to net exports all but suspends growth moderation" in China, the region's largest economy, it added.

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  • WhatsApp soon allow watching youtube videos directly in the app
WhatsApp soon allow watching youtube videos directly in the app

It is not available for public yet. Furthermore, the WhatsApp version 2.17.264 will also allow anyone invited in a group via invite link to see the full description of the group. While WhatsApp had this ability on Android for a while now, iPhone users finally got it in January. Considering the screen space that would be needed for the same, we ca...

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  • Total Solar Eclipse Offers Rare Chance to Understand the Sun's Atmosphere
Total Solar Eclipse Offers Rare Chance to Understand the Sun's Atmosphere

But the moon does cover a part of the sun's disk. The total eclipse is set to take place on August 21. On Wednesday the Museum at Prariefire in Overland Park held a Science Happy Hour to help educate the public on all things solar eclipse.

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  • Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3 & Fixes Security Issues
Apple Releases iOS 10.3.3 & Fixes Security Issues

The iOS 10.3.3 update addresses vulnerabilities with your Contacts , Messages , Notifications, Safari and other issues. As of now, it has come to the fore that the iOS 10.3.3 update has brought some changes in the wallpapers. Apple released a security update on Wednesday to address a vulnerability in its Wi-Fi. Among the iOS-specific issu...

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  • Samsung may be dropping the Bixby powered smart speaker
Samsung may be dropping the Bixby powered smart speaker

The smartphone is expected to fall in direct competition with Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 as well. According to Tom's Guide , Samsung's large device will be worth the wait. You can check out the latest leak of the Galaxy Note 8 below but long story short is that the Galaxy Note 8's display will no longer feature the same Infinity disp...

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  • Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat
Microsoft unveils Cortana-powered thermostat

The device includes a translucent touchscreen display that would allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy usage and air quality and see calendar information. It also has sensors that are created to save energy by changing settings on the fly. Though Microsoft has not revealed the launch date, it is expected to be launched commercially ...

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  • Amazon app's new Spark social commerce for iPhone
Amazon app's new Spark social commerce for iPhone

From a distance it looks very much like Instagram . Spark users can tag products on their posts that are available on Amazon and anyone browsing the feeds can instantly find and purchase them on the platform. "It's to learn more, to sell more and to connect to customers", said Bob Hetu, research director for retail at Gartner. Amazon Spar...

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  • A day on the Tour de France
A day on the Tour de France

That drew Matthews to within nine points of a suffering Kittel who was facing another 135km of mountainous terrain unsuited to his talents. Team Sunweb rider Matthews crossed the line ahead of Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen and Degenkolb to claim his second stage win in three days and move to within 29 points of green jersey leader Marcel Kittel...

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  • Destiny 2: Judgement Day Is Here
Destiny 2: Judgement Day Is Here

But again, this is only the beta and after logging in a disgusting amount of hours on the previous game, I will be looking at my digital preorder count down waiting for Destiny 2 to release September 6, 2017. However your adventure to Nessus will also see you come face to face with another alien race known as the Vex. The PS4 beta started at ...

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  • SpaceX Is Quitting Its Red Dragon Plan for Landing on Mars
SpaceX Is Quitting Its Red Dragon Plan for Landing on Mars

He said the company plans to recover the fairing - the clamshell covering that protects a satellite at the tip of the rocket - by the end of the year, and will try to re-fly it by later this year or early next year. Musk said it would be better to have at least two or three-country coalitions striving to get there first and making the most progres...

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  • The Evil Within 2's Latest Gameplay Trailer Challenges You to Survive
The Evil Within 2's Latest Gameplay Trailer Challenges You to Survive

The sequel's development is by Tango Gameworks of Japan . Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is at the helm of the company. The Evil Within 2 is still a third-person action game, and it seems like it'll play similar to the first title.

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  • Snapchat Daily News Show With NBC
Snapchat Daily News Show With NBC

On Wednesday, Comcast Corp's ( CMCSA.O ) NBC News announced that they are launching a twice-per-day news show via Snapchat in order to connect to a younger audience and increase viewership on mobile devices. Each news show will last three to four minutes and include two 10-second ads. Anchors Gadi Schwartz and Savannah Sellers have a team of 30 w...

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  • Blind would welcome Zlatan at Man Utd. He's still great…
Blind would welcome Zlatan at Man Utd. He's still great…

And Blind reckons his return would give the team a huge boost. As he bids to make a full recovery from knee surgery, the former Sweden worldwide has been linked with a move to MLS outfit LA Galaxy as well as signing a short-term deal at Old Trafford later in the year.

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  • Amazon Pay goes Places with real world payments
Amazon Pay goes Places with real world payments

Amazon's launched a few other recent efforts towards this end, including a curated section within its app called "Interesting finds" and a program that helps influencers set up their own stores within the site for a commission. That is, it gives online merchants the ability to add a button on their websites' checkout pages that let shoppers pay vi...

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  • Billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth
Billions of tons of plastic trash accumulating on Earth

A small amount is eliminated in incinerators. If current production, use and waste management trends continue, the study projects the total amount of plastic dumped in landfill or polluting the natural environments by 2050 will be 12 billion tonnes - though the paper does note that a material flow analysis of this kind requires multiple assumpt...

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  • Hot Stock for Investors: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)
Hot Stock for Investors: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)

YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. But the troublesome fixed income, currency, and commodities client execution unit had a weak quarter, with revenue that was 40% lower than the second quarter of 2016 and 31% below its weak first quarter.

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  • Kingdom Hearts 3 New Screenshots Show Off Toy Story World
Kingdom Hearts 3 New Screenshots Show Off Toy Story World

Hercules , Rapunzel , The New Heroes, and now Toy Story , where is Kingdom Hearts III going to stop? They do a pretty damn good job of showcasing the clean UI, as well as the attractive engine. Nomura-san revealed that the game will be having lesser worlds as compared to "KH2". It may be too soon to tell, but with the arrival of the game set fo...

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  • Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had undisclosed second meeting at G20
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had undisclosed second meeting at G20

The White House claimed in a statement that it was only "a brief conversation", adding: "The insinuation that the White House has tried to "hide" a second meeting is false, malicious and absurd ". The number of attendees at the meeting continues to grow, as the White House attempts to defend the eldest son's decision to meet with a Russ...

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  • How much does Doctor Who get paid?
How much does Doctor Who get paid?

Critics of the casting immediately began airing their grievances, and on Twitter, the hashtag #NotMyDoctor was born. The next star of Doctor Who has been announced after intense speculation - and the person stepping into the role of Time Lord is Jodie Whittaker .

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  • Woman Tries To Smuggle 102 iPhones Under Her Clothes, Gets Busted
Woman Tries To Smuggle 102 iPhones Under Her Clothes, Gets Busted

However, the officers checked the woman due to her unusual body proportions on her way back from Hong Kong on June 30. According to Chinese news site , XMNN, the woman had 102 iPhones (weighing a grand total of 40 pounds) strapped to her body with Spanx-style underwear, when she was rumbled, inevitably, by border police in Shenzhen province.

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  • Leaked Xiaomi Mi 5X images leave little to the imagination
Leaked Xiaomi Mi 5X images leave little to the imagination

The company has announced on the Chinese social site Weibo that it will take the wraps off the Mi 5X at a press event in China on Wednesday, July 26. The Mi 5X will also sport a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric security. Another potential pitfall for United Kingdom buyers is that Xiaomi phones do not usually support the 800MHz 4G L...

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  • Ep. 124: Life and Death in China
Ep. 124: Life and Death in China

The family member said their trip was related to the mourning tradition and that Liu Xia would be sent back to Beijing as early as Thursday, suggesting that the authorities did not want Liu Xia to mourn publicly. "I was told that my visa application was incorrectly filled in ... because I did not have an invitation from the person I was visiting". ...

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  • Efforts by Saudi teen help in creating hijab emoji
Efforts by Saudi teen help in creating hijab emoji

In celebration of World Emoji Day , Apple announced the long-overdue addition of some new emojis . Tech giant Apple has unveiled a dozen new emojis that will include a yoga master, a woman with headscarf and a breastfeeding mom. Women who wear headscarves are now represented in emoji form, and they have a Saudi teenager to thank for it. Alhum...

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  • Mormon college professor fired for Facebook post in support of pride
Mormon college professor fired for Facebook post in support of pride

Robertson was employed as an adjunct professor of political science at Brigham Young University-Idaho, a private university closely affiliated to the LDS Church, according to the school's official website. She admitted to feeling out of "place" as a member of the church for several years. The post states, "I'm now a member of the LDS Church". ...

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  • Turns Out The T-Rex Was A Massive Slow Loser
Turns Out The T-Rex Was A Massive Slow Loser

Despite what Hollywood has taught us, it turns out T. rex was actually kind of slow. "The researchers have combined two separate biomechanical techniques, known as multibody dynamic analysis (MBDA) and skeletal stress analysis (SSA), into one simulation model, creating a new more accurate one", the university said in a news release heralding the ...

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  • BSP Chief Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha
BSP Chief Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha

This is similar to what happened in the case of Navjot Singh Sidhu. Which rule says a member can not speak for more than three minutes. In her three-page resignation letter written in Hindi, Mayawati detailed the incident in the Rajya Sabha as the reason for her decision.

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  • After failing to repeal Obamacare, Trump says 'we'll let it fail'
After failing to repeal Obamacare, Trump says 'we'll let it fail'

He said instead the Senate would just vote on a full repeal of Obamacare . Support for the Republican's new Senate health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Health Care Act fell apart on Monday when two more senators said they could not back it .

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  • Europe To Get 128GB Premium Version Of The Honor 9
Europe To Get 128GB Premium Version Of The Honor 9

Last month, Huawei unveiled its powerful flagship device, Honor 9 in China. Europe is set to get a 128GB premium version of the Honor 9 according to a new rumor, which if true, would make this the third variation of the phone that Honor offers to consumers, as it already has two other models that are now heading towards the market - one with ...

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  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Hands-On: Feature-Packed Phablet Which is Priced Affordably
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Hands-On: Feature-Packed Phablet Which is Priced Affordably

The company Chinese smartphone maker is commemorating its third anniversary of entering the Indian market with a bumper sale on July 20, 2017, and July 21, 2017. The device uses the 2.0GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1 operating system and su...

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