• Meizu MX6 launched: Brings deca-core performance to the mid-range category
Meizu MX6 launched: Brings deca-core performance to the mid-range category

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display and is powered by MediaTek's 64-bit Helio X20 deca-core chipset clocked at 2.3GHz (two cortex A72 cores, eight cortex A53 cores) paired with Mali-T880 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Meizu MX6 also comes with 32GB of onboard storage, but there is no word on whether or not it boasts a microSD card s...

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  • Twitter now lets anyone request a blue checkmark
Twitter now lets anyone request a blue checkmark

Not anymore. Twitter has announced today that it's opening up verified accounts to everybody. Twitter states on its site that a verification badge "lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic", specifically in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business.

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  • In Zimbabwe: Mugabe denounces 'ThisFlag' protest leader
In Zimbabwe: Mugabe denounces 'ThisFlag' protest leader

They eke out a living in small-scale informal trade, mostly selling goods bought in South Africa. I want to assure my fellow citizens that we stand together in this. Hundreds of cheering supporters greeted his release. Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CIZC) condemns in the strongest terms possible, the abuse of the law by the government to clamp dow...

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  • Lucroy's passed ball in 9th, Brewers fall to Reds 1-0
Lucroy's passed ball in 9th, Brewers fall to Reds 1-0

In the bottom of the ninth, Tyler Thornburg walked Hamilton with two outs. Joey Votto piled up four hits for the 17th time in his career and first since August 15, 2014, but Eugenio Suarez went 0-for-4 and is 3-for-29 since his hitting streak was snapped at seven games on July 3.

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  • Turkey PM warns against 'feeling of revenge' after failed coup
Turkey PM warns against 'feeling of revenge' after failed coup

The number of people killed in the failed coup attempt climbed to more than 290, the foreign ministry said on Sunday. Their efforts were thwarted when President Erdogan phoned in to a television news program and called on his supporters to take to the streets, before returning to Istanbul in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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  • Snapchat Launches Bitmoji Integration for Sharing Personalized Emoji Stickers
Snapchat Launches Bitmoji Integration for Sharing Personalized Emoji Stickers

In short, you'll need a Snapchat account to start. Earlier this year Snapchat spent around $100 million to acquire Bitstrips, and today the social network announced its app will now integrate with Bitmoji. Click on the Bitmoji section. With this update, Snapchat users can download the separate Bitmoji app and create a custom Bitmoji avatar to...

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  • Seagate BarraCuda Pro hard drives bring 10TB to the masses
Seagate BarraCuda Pro hard drives bring 10TB to the masses

On the desktop, the BarraCuda Pro offers 10TB capacity at 7200RPM for unprecedented performance, Seagate claimed, and includes power-saving features to help keep drive operating costs low. Seagate says that the IronWolf family, which is available in up to 10TB storage capacities, is up to 25 ideal faster than competing products in this category...

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  • Nintendo worth more than Sony after Pokemon rally
Nintendo worth more than Sony after Pokemon rally

As of right now, most major markets already have Pokemon GO- but one very important one that does not is Japan, where Niantic have admittedly confirmed the game will be launching before the end of this month. All of those numbers are extraordinarily impressive, but the most incredible stat of all might be daily time spent on the app. According...

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  • GSK Launches First ResearchKit Study by a Major Pharmaceutical Company
GSK Launches First ResearchKit Study by a Major Pharmaceutical Company

The patient information gleaned over the course of the study will help Glaxo improve medicine development. GlaxoSmithKline has launched the ResearchKit app that it told Buzzfeed it was working on more than a year ago, making it the first pharma company to get a ResearchKit study off the ground.

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  • 'Pokemon Go' doubles Nintendo's stock price and market cap
'Pokemon Go' doubles Nintendo's stock price and market cap

You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article. While the Japanese game maker isn't a component of the Nikkei index, its rally helped lift broader investor sentiment. Trading in Nintendo shares roughly accounted for a...

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  • Incoming community college chief wants to increase full-time student attendance
Incoming community college chief wants to increase full-time student attendance

Oakley will begin serving as Chancellor on December 19 of this year and replaces Chancellor Brice W. Harris, who announced his retirement after holding the post for nearly four years. Together we have come a long way for our students and for our community. The public and state lawmakers need to "believe in the investment they're making" in the co...

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  • LG Action CAM LTE goes on sale
LG Action CAM LTE goes on sale

The LG Action CAM LTE records 4K video at 30 fps, Full HD at both 30 and 60 fps and 720p video at 30, 60 and 120 fps. It can also function as a CCTV camera for home monitoring with images and videos saved to users' smartphones. There's also an accelerometer and gyroscope and and Action Cam companion app ( on Google Play ), although there's no menti...

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  • Minecraft: Story Mode Episode Seven Out Next Week
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode Seven Out Next Week

The episode will be available next week on Android, iOS, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Episode 5 was released in March. The team's exploration of the Portal Hallway will also lead beloved characters to discover vast worlds that are more unsafe than the previous worlds that the team encountered.

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  • Apple Pay launches in France
Apple Pay launches in France

Apple's website lists some retailers and banks that do support Apple Pay, so you can head on over if you'd like to check them out. Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple's negotiations with French banks were being held up over the fee Apple would take off each transaction.

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  • New features discovered in third iOS 10 beta
New features discovered in third iOS 10 beta

Folks looking for the real upgrade should stay tuned for iOS 10, which will hit the public later this fall. iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners can download and install iOS 9.3.3 OTA by navigating to Settings General Software Update .

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  • USA says no request received yet for extradition of Gulen
USA says no request received yet for extradition of Gulen

Secretary of State John Kerry. Turkey's currency lira rallied on Monday after suffering one of its steepest ever drops to a historic low in the aftermath of a military coup attempt to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. They are likely to request a one- or two-day postponement during Monday's court appearance. "My august nation ...

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  • Fake Pokemon Go apps lock phones and access porn sites
Fake Pokemon Go apps lock phones and access porn sites

Android users who could not download the game in their region could have easily been been tempted to install Pokemon Go Ultimate, maybe thinking that it is actually the real deal published by another developer. One of the newest ones which goes by the humble name of Poke Radar , harnesses the power of the crowd, and your own selflessness, t...

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  • Pokemon GO Finally Arrives in Canada
Pokemon GO Finally Arrives in Canada

Here's hoping that the servers are a bit more robust as the game rolls out in more countries. While CEO John Hanke and Nintendo hope to have Pokémon GO released in Japan by the end of July, Hanke admits the primary concern holding GO back from releasing in mobile Nirvana is server capacity.

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  • Tesla's Musk says software changes could improve Autopilot
Tesla's Musk says software changes could improve Autopilot

In 2013, NHTSA released a five-rung autonomous vehicle rating system based on cars' computerised capabilities, ranging from level 0 for "no-automation" to level 4 for "full self-driving automation". Tesla wouldn't comment on Musk's tweets or possible changes to Autopilot . The driver is still responsible for, and ultimately in control of, the v...

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  • Now chat on WhatsApp with a new font
Now chat on WhatsApp with a new font

WhatsApp , owned by Facebook, has been steadily adding features. Now, a new font that is similar to Fixedsys in Windows has been added to the platform. The users can reply in the chat or just to the particular message using this new font. To bold a word or sentence, all you need to do is add an asterisk before and after, and in the case of italic...

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