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Increased Selling after U.S. Withdraws from Global Climate Pact

Increased Selling after U.S. Withdraws from Global Climate Pact

Crude prices fell from over $100 per barrel in summer 2014 to under $40 a barrel in early 2016. Brent LCOQ7, +1.30% , the global benchmark, rose 46 cents, or 0.9%, to $51.21 on ICE Futures Europe. Nigeria and Libya had earlier been exempted from an OPEC and non-OPEC producing members' agreement to extend the crude oil production cut by another nine months to allow further rebalancing of the market. Read More

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Apple unveils 'the most powerful Mac we have ever made'

The iMac Pro, that features a 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation ability, is Apple's most powerful Mac ever, according to the Cupertino major. The iMac Pro - that will be available in space gray - has been designed from scratch to handle "the most demanding pro work-flows such as real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR", according to Apple. Read More

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Should PayPal Be Worried About Apple's Peer-to-Peer Payment Service?

Pay Cash will allow you to easily send money to family and friends, transfer it to and from your bank, and to even use it for Apple Pay purchases. "Whether Apple's announcement of the introduction of P2P iMessage payments and the Apple Cash Card heralds its attempts to become a bank really depends on how you define a bank", Chris Ward, research manager at mobile banking experts Mapa Research , told The Memo . Read More

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Apple CEO Supports Using Repatriation Tax For Infrastructure

Cook added that while he could not give further details, Apple provided the information promptly once the lawful process is followed. That would both protect privacy but also help solve the hard puzzle of terror attacks. "Encryption doesn't mean there's no information, because likely metadata exists and metadata, if you're putting together a profile, is very important", he said. Read More

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Iraq strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Iran

One of the attackers blew himself up on the fourth floor of the parliament office building as the siege continued. But other Sunni militant groups in Iran have long carried out periodic attacks on military and civilian targets, aiming to highlight what they say is discrimination against Iran's Arab minority and Sunni ethnic groups. Read More

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UAE minister says terror financing at heart of Qatar crisis

Iran, itself reeling from an attack by Islamic State militants that killed at least 12 people on Wednesday, has called for dialogue to solve the regional rupture, and its foreign minister was visiting the region to that end. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries cut ties with Qatar this week, accusing it of supporting extremists. The UAE's state-owned Etihad Airways, meanwhile, said all travellers holding Qatari passports were now prohibited from travelling to or transiting through the ... Read More

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AMD launches Radeon Pro 500 graphics cards for iMac

Other than that, the company updated its iMac lineup as well. Apple ( NASDAQ: AAPL)'s Worldwide Developers Conference was on Monday at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California. "It is satisfying to see the capabilities of "Radeon Pro 500" series in elegant form factors and enabling unbelievable content creation, gaming and VR experiences", said Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD, in a statement. Read More

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U.S. envoy Nikki Haley in Jerusalem vows to defend Israel at UN

U.S. envoy Nikki Haley in Jerusalem vows to defend Israel at UN

The two agreed that this is a long-term goal that will only be achieved if they join forces. "It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations", Haley stated. "It was something that we're so used to doing", she said. In a brief address earlier, Haley urged reform of the 47-member body, criticized its " chronic anti-Israel bias" and said "no human rights violator" should be allowed a seat. Read More

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Registered Voters Are Twice As Likely To Support Trump's Paris Dump

Last week, several state governors and dozens of mayors across the USA pledged to uphold the guidelines set forth in the Paris Accord following President Donald Trump's announcement that he was removing the US from the agreement. Efforts to reduce emissions and push for clean energy on the Garden Isle include changing streetlights to energy efficient LED bulbs, capturing methane gas at the Kekaha Landfill, and offering more transportation options, Carvalho said . Read More

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New MacBook Pro 2017 Range Gets Official

All this processing power jargon will ensure users can run advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering at their fingertips. iMac also comes with a new display that is 43% brighter at 500nits and with support for one billion colors. This likely means that these Core i5 and i7 chips are actually Core i5-Y and i7-Y CPUs that launched with the Kaby Lake generation, meant to succeed the previous Intel Core m parts while maintaining much of the same power ... Read More

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Apple HomePod Speaker Announced At WWDC

The rumoured home speaker was imminent, and we saw multiple leaks well before the event. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones. Apple says their new product has seven tweeters and a "high-excursion woofer with a custom amplifier". It can also analyze the music while it's being played through it and automatically adjust volume levels to ensure that there's zero distortion in sound while music is ... Read More

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Apple to introduce feature to combat texting while driving

Apple to introduce feature to combat texting while driving

The software will be at the core of the 10th anniversary iPhone , meaning it offers significant clues about the iPhone 8. The new iOS iteration also promises a variety of new features for existing iPhone models. The company is casting Siri as a music connoisseur that will learn and cater to the tastes of the HomePod's owners, as well as answer questions about the songs as they are played. Read More

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California, China sign climate deal after Trump's Paris exit

Welcome to the US's new shadow government on climate change. Brown signed similar collaboration agreements over the past several days with leaders in two Chinese provinces, Jiangsu and Sichuan. Perry is from a state that is known for its oil production but that has also had significant renewables development. That sector provides 75 percent of the state's electricity. Read More

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Real Madrid future not up to me, says Morata

Real Madrid future not up to me, says Morata

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte failed with a bid to sign the Spanish global last summer as Real opted to keep hold, but he is hoping for more luck this time around. Morata has more goals (20) than starts (19) for Madrid in 2016-17 and his goal ratio is better than any other player in the squad. Ac Milan's sporting director, Massimiliano Mirabelli, has flown to Wales to close the deal before the UEFA Champions League Final. Read More

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HP announces next-gen Omen gaming laptops, desktop computer

HP announces next-gen Omen gaming laptops, desktop computer

The'll all be available starting June 8. CPU options are an unlocked Core i5, i7, or an overclockable AMD Ryzen . Those eying the OMEN X Compact Desktop will have wait in July for the $2,499 mobile VR station. But that's not all, as graphics power can be up to a dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti or dual AMD Radeon RX 580 . For both laptops , 4K displays are options, but the 120Hz 1080p panel may be more to a gamer's liking. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) announced

Samsung launched the company's popular mid-range 2017-series - Galaxy J7, J5 and J3 - in the Netherlands on Tuesday. The Galaxy J5 (2017), for instance, only provides 2GB RAM and 16GB local digital hoarding room in a "global" variant, bumping up the battery capacity to a respectable 3,000mAh but merely increasing the 2017 J3's display size to 5.2 inches while retaining the HD, aka 720p, resolution. Read More

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Look out Surface: Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017

And with a new space grey enclosure and gorgeous 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colours, iMac Pro is as stunning as it is powerful. It features an all-new thermal design that can cool the desktop more efficiently without compromising thickness. The MacBook Air has also seen some upgrades in the processor department with Apple fitting a 1.8 GHz processor into it. Read More

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Apple still loves you, pro users, but that love will cost you

The Kaby Lake chips make less of a difference in the new MacBook Pro , which were updated just eight months ago after a year-and-a-half or so of neglect. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac. And though the entry level "escape edition" Pro is 200 bucks cheaper and now starts at $1,299, it still has only two (instead of four) USB-C ports. Read More

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WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

The company also refreshed the operating system on the Apple Watch - which will have more Siri integration - and the Apple TV, which will now work with Amazon Video. The top of HomePod will light up with Siri's signature purple hue when she's listening. As one expects from such assistants, Siri is also capable enough to 'send out messages, get updates on news, sports and weather, or control smart home devices .' The speaker will work hand-in-hand with Apple Music to serve as the ideal ... Read More

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