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Airport chaos as computer check-in systems crash worldwide

Airport chaos as computer check-in systems crash worldwide

Paris, Zurich and Frankfurt airports said they had suffered problems with computer systems, but they had been quickly resolved. Amadeus didn't elaborate on what the problem was, but the fact that one software provider could take down the check-in systems of hundreds of airlines shows how vulnerable the worldwide air travel system is to IT problems. Read More

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Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $295.44 to make, says IHS Markit

Apple iPhone 8 Plus costs $295.44 to make, says IHS Markit

The iPhone 8 Plus fared very well on our battery test with a runtime over 11 hours , but the iPhone X should be even better. Yet, while using the iPhone 8 Plus, there was no perceivable difference in focus speed. There were rumors going around before the launch of the X that Apple was attempting to put the fingerprint sensor underneath the glass of the screen but struggled to do so due to the amount of space the technology needed. Read More

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Apple sends out press invites for Sept 12 event at Apple Park

Apple sends out press invites for Sept 12 event at Apple Park

PDT on september 12 at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. That date fell in line with expectations based on Apple's iPhone timeline, so it seemed like a pretty reasonable rumor. It is expected that the company will launch iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and the anniversary edition iPhone 8 at the event. It's expected that the tech giant will reveal a barrage of products during the keynote presentation, including a new, more expensive iPhone that features a almost ... Read More

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Here are all the big changes coming to YouTube today

Here are all the big changes coming to YouTube today

A new gesture to switch videos with a single swipe is also coming soon, and lastly a revamped area below the video player for improved browsing. What's more, it features a dark theme. Vertical videos will have no black bars on the sides, just pure video viewing. Starting today, the Google-owned video service his rolling out new changes to its user interface starting today, alongside a new logo created to keep the brand legible across both desktop and mobile. Read More

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Apple to test self-driving systems on employee shuttles

Apple to test self-driving systems on employee shuttles

Apple has all but abandoned its original plans for building a vehicle in its own factories, and will instead focus its energies on building self-driving systems for other vehicles , according to the report . "And for Apple, the vehicle market is more than big enough to "move the needle" significantly, even as the world's largest company", wrote Icahn in the open letter . Read More

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Samsung is creating a smart speaker after all

The announcement comes at a time when Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 8 in NY later today. That timeline isn't specific, but at least it's something. It will be interesting to see how consumers react to Samsung's iteration of smart speakers. "Samsung now does not view artificial intelligence speakers as marketable, as the global market is already dominated by unbeatable Amazon and the Korean market is too small to make profits", an anonymous source told The Korea Herald . Read More

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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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