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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S for its Surface laptops

Microsoft said the switch from Windows 10 S to Pro is one-way only; users can not revert back to Windows 10 S. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation. The laptop also offers 14.5 hours of battery life due to Windows 10 S' battery savings and its more efficient hardware, according to Engadget . Asus, Acer, Dell, Samsung, Toshiba and Fujitsu are creating Windows 10S devices which will launch "in coming months", with pricing starting at $189 (around £146). Read More

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Snap posts big 1Q loss, higher revenue, misses expectations

Snap said revenue rose jumped almost four-fold to US$149.6 million, helped by advertising sales. Daily active users rose 36% to 166 million from the year-ago quarter, and up 5% from the previous quarter. According to its pre-IPO filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Snap reported 161 million daily average users by the end of 2016. Read More

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Snap plunges after 1Q report

Though the number is impressive, the app still has catching up to do compared to Instagram's 200 million daily active users for its "Stories" feature (which it copied from Snapchat). These user numbers are in stark contrast to significant growth at Facebook , Snap's biggest competitor. The company said its average revenue per user fell 14% from the prior quarter to 90 cents, on average. Read More

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8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China

Thursday. BEIJING: An natural disaster rocked China's western Xinjiang region on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring another 20, state media reported . The shallow 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 5:58 am (2158 GMT Wednesday) 213 kilometres (133 miles) south-southwest of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, the US Geological Survey said. Read More

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AP minister P Narayan's son Nishith Narayana killed in road mishap

AP minister P Narayan's son Nishith Narayana killed in road mishap

Police sources say that Mr Narayana was driving the SUV and was accompanied by a friend when the Mercedes rammed into a pillar that is part of an under-construction track of the local metro. Deputy Chief Minister Chinna Rajappa expressed his shock over the accident. Sons of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, former ministers Babu Mohan and K Venkat Reddy and veteran actor and BJP leader Kota Srinivas Rao were killed in different accidents in and around Hyderabad. Read More

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Samsung reports biggest quarterly net profit since 2013

Samsung has already ruled out selling a refurbished Note 7 in the USA and judging by the report , these refurbished units won't make their way to any other countries either, aside from South Korea. But the company said that competition is expected to intensify in the second half as a result of the rollout of new smartphones by rivals, in what appears to be a reference to Apple's launch of a new version of the iPhone later this year. Read More

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'Injustice 2': Everything You Need To Know Trailer Released

'Injustice 2': Everything You Need To Know Trailer Released

Eight Regional Finals tournaments will take place in local GameStop retail locations on August 12, leading up to the Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes Finals at the 2017 GameStop Consumer Expo in Las Vegas, August 27. Just when we thought the Injustice 2 experience couldn't expand any further, NetherRealm releases more info. The complete schedule of the Injustice 2 Championship Series . Read More

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This 19 Minute Prey Speedrun Is Almost Unbelievable

Reviewers have offered thoughts and scores , contributing to the big number that will hang on Arkane for the rest of the studio's existence, after playing the game for less than a week. You'll walk in thinking you know where you're headed, but the plot twists, creepy corridors, and countless decisions of both good and bad, will send you into a tailspin of endless possibilities. Read More

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OnePlus 5 prototype leaked in design sketches

OnePlus 5 prototype leaked in design sketches

As far as the release date of the OnePlus 5 smartphone is concerned, several reports indicate that the OnePlus 5 smartphone will be launched in Q2 of 2017. As for the specs, we know that the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 , but other specs are still a bit vague. The two inset diagrams of the camera appear to show both a dual lens and single lens option, with what could be interpreted as a sandstone finish around the camera glass. Read More

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Amazon Echo Show Officially Unveiled at $230

See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Much like the Echo , the Show has an array of speakers - but features eight rather than the Echo's seven. Amazon Echo Show is now available for pre orders . The main Echo device is now on sale for $150, while a smaller Echo Dot goes for $50. At its heart, the Echo Show is still a speaker. Amazon debuted its first Echo product in late 2014 and largely had the market to itself for more than a year. Read More

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Amazon Unveils a New Echo with a Touchscreen

Amazon Unveils a New Echo with a Touchscreen

These messages will be available in the Alexa app or on your Echo device (a light will glow green to alert you to new messages). This feature will be available for all previous Echo devices. And may help push video conferencing into demographics and markets that have thus far ignored it. AFTVnews speculates that the device, which is expected to run Amazon's FireOS, will be priced higher than the standard Echo, possibly within the $200 - $300 range, and will possibly be released within a ... Read More

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Tablet multitasking is the highlight of first peeks at Google Fuchsia OS

According to Ars Technica , Fuchsia is based on a Google-made microkernel called Magenta that focuses primarily on "modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors". Google seems to be sticking with the card-based experience, which we can see in action by way of a video uploaded by Hotfix . This was another major departure for Google, as its previous operating systems have been capable of running on relatively low spec'ed devices such as Chromebooks. Read More

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Alipay takes on Apple and PayPal with United States expansion

Alipay takes on Apple and PayPal with United States expansion

Alipay's availability in the United States reduces the need for tourists to carry large amounts of cash or to use global credit cards, which traditionally see high decline rates and involve foreign exchange fees. This opens up Alipay across the US and hopefully into more countries at a later date, said Alipay North America President Souheil Badran . Alipay has recently been expanding to in-store, offline payments at bricks-and-mortar retailers across the globe. Read More

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10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected October

10th Anniversary iPhone 8 Expected October

The latest set of leaks look to refute previous claims of iPhone 8 designs and even banishes all reports of delay in production, claiming that iPhone 8 is right on schedule. What's more, assembly giants like Foxconn and Pegatron are said to be accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers ahead of iPhone 8 mass production. Read More

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Won't be Launched Without Innovative Features

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Won't be Launched Without Innovative Features

Seeing that Microsoft usually launches major products in NY, it's possible that the company will unveil a refresh of an already existing Surface product at its upcoming May 23 event in Shanghai, as speculated by The Verge . Outside of the Xbox, the Surface Pro has been the only successful hardware Microsoft has ever made from the ground up. With that being said, it's pretty understandable why everyone is expecting another Surface Pro offering to come out during this year. Read More

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Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

Arsenal loss has focused Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

We had just one blip and I think it was a bit physical. "His best position is central defence but against the big boys it is right-back". "I like very much the individual performances and I also like collectively". But they were fantastic. "We have still a chance mathematically, and we need some help as well from the teams around us", he added. Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs in action with Manchester United's Juan Mata as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during their Premier League match ... Read More

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Apple Sales Drop On Next iPhone Release

Apple's figures are so-called "sell-in" figures for the iPhone , which show how many phones the company sells to retailers, and not "sell-through" figures, which show how many phones are sold to consumers. "We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus", Tim Cook, Apple's CEO , said in the statement. Read More

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One of baseball's best defenders may have made his best catch yet

One of baseball's best defenders may have made his best catch yet

So, all roughhousing aside, who's going to get the last laugh in Toronto? Marcus Stroman bounced back nicely from his tough outing in NY, while Ryan Goins and Justin Smoak would come through for the offense. Francisco Lindor singled in a run in the eighth for the Indians (17-14), who were playing the Blue Jays for the first time since they clinched the American League Championship Series in five games in October. Read More

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Watch this dancing Pikachu get dragged mercilessly offstage for deflating mid-performance

Watch this dancing Pikachu get dragged mercilessly offstage for deflating mid-performance

Video from last weekend's Pokemon festival in Songdo, South Korea , shows a dancer dressed as the character from the animated series struggling with the costume before being tackled and pulled off stage. On paper, it makes sense to get the deflating Pikachu off-stage ASAP; on practice, it was equal parts surreal and amusing to see suited men handle a giant Pikachu like a football. Read More

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' rockets to $145M opening

Vol. 2 boasts the sixth-best May opening ever, proving that the Guardians - who originally debuted in August - are worthy of Marvel's marquee launch date (the first part of mega-teamup Infinity War will bow in this spot next year). In two weeks of worldwide release, the film has also made $269 million overseas. The Fate of the Furious weekend take was enough to push that film over the $200M domestic mark (to $207M) and make its worldwide take an impressive $1.162B. Read More

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Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions In Your Own Voice

Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions In Your Own Voice

To access the voice recorder and to record voice, go to Waze settings, followed by Sound & Voice. The new voice recorder option is listed under Waze's "Sound & Voice" settings. After opening, you will see a ton of directions you'll need to record your voice for. Having the ability to use your own voice in the app is a really neat feature and I imagine a bunch of folks are going to be using it. Read More

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Heroes of the Storm Guide: Overwatch's D.Va Abilities and Tips

Heroes of the Storm Guide: Overwatch's D.Va Abilities and Tips

In Pilot Mode, her basic attacks reduce the cooldown time on her Call Mech ability, and if you happen to kill her in that mode, you'll only get half of a normal hero's experience reward. It also prevents her from turning for the duration, although she can otherwise move normally. The same goes for her skins, one of which is a nifty Evangelion reference . Read More

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Google confirms Android 'O' beta coming soon

Google confirms Android 'O' beta coming soon

Could this be the Android Oreo or most commonly known as Android O? A previous report by VentureBeat claims that Google will announce the new Android at I/O conference that starts on May 17, 2017 and will end on May 20, 2017. After taking a look at our existing app recognition programs, the Google Play editorial team has made a decision to focus its efforts on recognizing high quality and innovative apps and games. Read More

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