• Skype Adds PayPal Integration for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Skype Adds PayPal Integration for Peer-to-Peer Payments

MIcrosoft'sSKype app for Android has been updated with the new feature which allows the users to send money over the app, without even leaving the chat screen. The feature will be initially available in twenty-two countries including the U.S., the U.K., Austria, Belgium, Canada and more. However, the payment recipient does not require to be on the ...

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  • Solar Eclipse August 21st
Solar Eclipse August 21st

The path of totality , or the area where the eclipse will be the fullest, cuts right across the continental United States and we're right in that path. Be sure to look down in the shade of a tree during the eclipse. The above image was created with a fun app that will run in most browsers. "The last solar eclipse in Alabama that was as visible ...

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  • Humans have spent Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' already
Humans have spent Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' already

This year's Earth Overshoot Day is earlier than ever. In the report, the environmental groups have stated: "By August 2, 2017 , we will have used more from Nature than our planet can renew in the whole year". Humans would need the equivalent of 1.7 Earths to accommodate our consumption level, according to the Global Footprint Network. Meanwhil...

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  • Apple's Tim Cook hopes China will ease VPN restrictions
Apple's Tim Cook hopes China will ease VPN restrictions

Similarly the president of Golden Frog, Sunday Yokubaitis, gave his thoughts on their VPN apps removal from the store saying, "We gladly filed an amicus brief in support of Apple in their backdoor encryption battle with the F.B.I.", he said , "so we are extremely disappointed that Apple has bowed to pressure from China to remove VPN apps without c...

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  • There is very slim chance left to avoid global warming, study finds
There is very slim chance left to avoid global warming, study finds

The first study took into account statistics of chances of warming by the year 2100 and considered three main issues: global population, people per country and carbon intensity which is emitted by the economy of each of the countries. To make matters worse, the study has speculated a peak in death toll with a projected 60,000 globally in 2030...

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  • Sanchez not for sale, insists Wenger
Sanchez not for sale, insists Wenger

Following an extended holiday due to his Confederations Cup involvement he was supposed to report in today. Alexis Sanchez is ready to hand in a transfer request to force through a move from Arsenal to Manchester City . But Wenger, who has been clear he will keep Sanchez at Arsenal and risk losing him for nothing at the end of the season, ...

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  • Colombia leader won't recognize Venezuela's vote
Colombia leader won't recognize Venezuela's vote

The fiery unrest confirmed fears over the vote for a new "Constituent Assembly" called by beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro in defiance of months of demonstrations and fierce worldwide criticism. The vote capped another week of tensions in Caracas , where residents stockpiled food and water amid a two-day national strike and regular street pr...

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  • UW planetarium to offer more programs in August in preparation for eclipse
UW planetarium to offer more programs in August in preparation for eclipse

The average cloudiness on August 21, for locations in the United States, including along the path of totality. "So we have the chance, perhaps, for a whole generation of kids to be inspired by this physical, astronomical event that is not necessarily happening in a video game, but that is happening in the real world around them".

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  • Soyuz space capsule carrying 3 astronauts blasts off to orbiting lab
Soyuz space capsule carrying 3 astronauts blasts off to orbiting lab

The launch will be shown live at 11:41 a.m., followed immediately by post-launch interviews. Over the past 25 years, nine other UT alums-eight from the UT Space Institute and one from UT College of Medicine-have totaled more than 1,000 days in space.

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  • USB 3.2 Specification Doubles Data Throughput Using Existing USB-C Cables
USB 3.2 Specification Doubles Data Throughput Using Existing USB-C Cables

As mentioned, the new standard works with USB-C, and we don't blame you're finding all these different terms confusing. The update will provide nearly double bandwidth, in comparison to USB 3.1, via two-lane operation over the existing Type-C cables.

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  • Nintendo Switch surpasses 4.7 million units shipped
Nintendo Switch surpasses 4.7 million units shipped

It's already sold nearly 1.2 million copies, which is incredible considering how niche it is. Compared to first game's 156,610 unit debut. The Nintendo Switch started out strong, seeing many issues in terms of keeping units on the shelves in the first months of release.

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  • Remembering The Men Of Mettle On Kargil Vijay Diwas
Remembering The Men Of Mettle On Kargil Vijay Diwas

Due to this reason, this day is celebrated every year in honor of the Kargil War Heroes where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured the Indian martyrs of the Kargil War on Wednesday in a series of tweets. Juhi Chawla: Remembering all our courageous ...

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  • Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university for processor patent infringement
Apple ordered to pay $506 million to university for processor patent infringement

The fine more than doubles the $234 million jury verdict won by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in 2015, according to Reuters . After the cases was rescheduled, Apple was forced to pay $302.4 million, a substantial sum, but less than half the first penalty.

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"Facebook Inc (FB) Working On Smart Speaker With 15" Touchscreen

Now, we can't know how legitimate the tip is, but it is certainly in line with the trend among tech companies to wade into the IoT and smart home departments. Some units have already been produced by Pegatron, the sources say, as a sort of pilot run for the planned production. However, the Korean tech giant recently rebutted such claims, saying tha...

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  • Toyota electric vehicle to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022
Toyota electric vehicle to use solid-state battery, arrive in 2022

Toyota spokeswoman Kayo Doi said the company would not comment on specific product plans but added that it aimed to commercialise all-solid-state batteries by the early 2020s. But despite apparent antipathy to EVs, Toyota was hedging its bets by waiting for battery technology to be good enough to take away range anxiety, and deliver charging times ...

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  • Motorola reveals Z2 Force Edition, 360-degree camera Mod
Motorola reveals Z2 Force Edition, 360-degree camera Mod

And it carries a premium price tag. The Moto Z2 Force actually boasts significantly upgraded specs compared with the Z2 Play , including a sharper screen , seriously improved performance and a new dual-lens camera for snapping your life.

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  • Michael Kors is buying out Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion
Michael Kors is buying out Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion

Jimmy Choo announced that it was up for sale in April, the wire service reported, "after its majority-owner JAB, the investment vehicle of Germany's billionaire Reimann family, signaled its intention to focus on consumer goods instead". The company also is renovating the stores that remain, stepping up product innovation and further cutting prom...

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  • Ex-BBC producer threatens family in road rage incident
Ex-BBC producer threatens family in road rage incident

Simon Gale, who was caught up in the unpleasant exchange, said he was driving to Portsmouth with his wife Louise, their 14-year-old son, and his mother-in-law when a auto from the inside lane tried to pull into the middle lane and ended up hitting their vehicle.

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  • What are the new rules on drone registration?
What are the new rules on drone registration?

Under the rules, owners of drones weighing more than 250g - heavier than many available on the high street - will have to register their details and demonstrate that they understand safety and privacy laws that affect their use. "Increasingly, drones are proving vital for inspecting transport infrastructure for fix or aiding police and fire service...

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  • SDCC 2017: 'Arrow' teases season 6 with new trailer
SDCC 2017: 'Arrow' teases season 6 with new trailer

The action-packed trailer shows that Black Siren and Black Canary are alive after the island explosion cliffhanger from season five, but the rest of the cast are only shown running from the destruction, their fate unknown. Arrow Season 6 premieres October 12, now airing on Thursdays at 9/8c (leading out of Supernatural ). Based on the DC ...

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