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Google debuts Allo for Chrome, pairs only with Android phones at launch

Google debuts Allo for Chrome, pairs only with Android phones at launch

Adding further, Amit Fulay's recent tweet suggests users to try out the "Allo" for web on Chrome. Google has always wanted to have a big messaging client under its roof but over the years, the company has failed many times. As I watched, the " Allo on web" menu just showed up. I personally think this was one of the key things the app needed to succeed, and having a desktop app makes it even better. Read More

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Samsung Electronics reports 88.9 percent jump in Q2 net profit

Samsung Electronics reports 88.9 percent jump in Q2 net profit

Wall Street Journal Samsung's massive earnings growth could top Apple's quarterly profits for the first time in history, a very good news for the South Korean tech giant indeed. Apple is forecast to report $8.2 billion in net profits next Tuesday, according to data by FactSet. SK hynix, a major chipmaker, advanced 2.4 percent to 68,400 won, but Samsung Electronics actually edged down 0.08 percent to end at 2,490,000 won, as investors opted to cash in profits, according to analysts. Read More

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Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

The industrial eyewear termed Glass Enterprise Edition could transform how industries from medicine to advanced manufacturing empower their workers through timely information and on-the-job training. Despite the success of AR and VR tech in the consumer market, Glass will be exclusively developed for the business sector, and, as far as we know, there are no plans yet to expand beyond that. Read More

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Oil prices hold steady as investors watch USA supply

Oil prices hold steady as investors watch USA supply

As Andy Hall, a hedge fund manager has said , OPEC has failed its mission, by cutting production instead of exports, and by "talking up" the market, letting USA shale drillers to attract investors while prices briefly soared. There was evidence of strong important demand from China in June's trade data with average imports increasing to 8.55mn bpd during the first half of 2016, an increase of 13.8% from the same period in 2016. Read More

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Gold edges lower even as market awaits rate hike cues

Energy stocks closed mixed even as oil held gains above USD44 a barrel. Department store JC Penney dipped 0.2 per cent as it announced chief financial officer Edward Record was stepping down. MARKETS OVERSEAS: In Europe, Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent, while France's CAC40 fell 0.5 percent. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.5 percent, while the Kospi in South Korea climbed 0.6 percent. Read More

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Donald Trump wrong to pull out of Paris climate accord - Gove

Donald Trump wrong to pull out of Paris climate accord - Gove

Differences between the United States and other leading economies over climate change remain wide and are not likely to narrow, environment ministers from G7 countries said on Sunday. We believe in the Paris Accord and we are going to stick to our commitments. Germany and California agreed Saturday to work together to keep the Paris accords on track and the most populous USA state had its own representative at the Bologna talks. Read More

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Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built

Apple HomePod Is A Smart Speaker With Siri And Apple Music Built

The speaker, in White and Space Gray, is being worked on for December shipping times in the US, UK and Australia for $349 or local equivalents. "You're dealing with one Siri", said Apple software chief Craig Federighi. Analysts and investors were watching Apple's annual developers conference today for signs of what the company's next blockbuster product might be a decade after the introduction of its iPhone. Read More

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Trump Says Comic Should Be Ashamed for Severed Head Video

President Donald Trump's . Comedian Kathy Griffin said she was "not afraid to do images that make noise". He cited his youngest child, 11-year-old Barron , as having had a particularly hard time with Griffin's photo shoot . The images did just that, with several Trump supporters calling for her to be criminally charged for "threatening" the president. "It is never amusing to joke about killing a president", the daughter of Trump's 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton tweeted Tuesday. Read More

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Intel introduces its Core-X Series processors at Computex

Intel introduces its Core-X Series processors at Computex

Intel has announced a sweeping series of updates to its desktop processor lineup, including new Core X-series processors, a Core i9 family and an 18-core desktop chip . Clock speed slightly above 4 Ghz . Rounding off the Core X family is the entry level i5 variant - the i5-7640X, which can only run 4-cores/4 threads but is priced attractively at $242. Read More

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Andy Rubin's Essential phone unveiled with QHD bezel-less display, dual camera

Andy Rubin's Essential phone unveiled with QHD bezel-less display, dual camera

The Essential Phone PH-1 is equipped with a 5.71-inch, 2,560 x 1,312 pixel edge-to-edge display, but what marks it out from the competition is its ability to take 360 degree movie footage. That's all we know about the Essential Home for now. In his blog post for Essential , Google said there was much he didn't like about the current state of technology, including devices with "unnecessary features cluttering our lives" and an "increasing sea of products that didn't work with one another". Read More

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Suspect kills Montana deputy, launches 140 mile pursuit

Suspect kills Montana deputy, launches 140 mile pursuit

A statewide alert was issued for the suspect vehicle and it was spotted near Anaconda where a pursuit began. Deputies deployed a spike strip, but were unable to stop the vehicle. The suspects eventually stopped and the Butte officer and other officers engaged in a firefight. Moore was shot less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) from where Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre was killed near Three Forks in December 2010. Read More

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Antarctic Has Seen Widespread Change In Last 50 Years

Antarctic Has Seen Widespread Change In Last 50 Years

Antarctica isn't known for plants - in fact, it is mostly a barren landscape of ice and more ice. The study is the result of combined efforts of researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Exeter , and the British Antarctic Survey who were focused on studying Antarctica's past climate using moss banks instead of ice cores. Read More

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