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Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook considers AR less isolating than VR and as potentially revolutionary as the smartphone. With the iPhone X out on the market, Apple is now dipping its toes into a new field. Apple also invested $200 million in Corning in May as part of a $1 billion commitment to strengthen USA manufacturing. Research is well underway for the User Interface, with Apple investigating touch panels, voice activation via Siri and head gestures, so the final product could ...
  • Star Wars Battlefront II Producer Claims

    Star Wars Battlefront II Producer Claims "Loot Boxes Are Sometimes a Necessity"

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    There's also a good chance you could win the game and that EA Access membership as well. And so if you see the title on discount, don't read anything into that other than the fact that that's the way you sell games in the holidays. Following the recent controversies surrounding Star Wars Battlefront II , in addition to the increased negativity about loot boxes in general, a lot players have been waiting to see how exactly EA would respond to the microtransactions backlash.
  • Intel returns to discrete GPU development, hires AMD's Raja Koduri

    Intel returns to discrete GPU development, hires AMD's Raja Koduri

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    Earlier this year, Koduri notified the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) team that he would take a sabbatical to focus on his family in an internal letter, with current AMD CEO Dr. Yet while Intel has GPU-like products for certain markets, the company doesn't have a proper GPU solution once you get beyond their existing GT4-class iGPUs, which are, roughly speaking, on par with $150 or so discrete GPUs.
  • Seattle mayor-elect Durkan promises progress

    Seattle mayor-elect Durkan promises progress

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    Former Seattle mayor Ed Murray served starting in 2014, but resigned this year on September 13 amid allegations by men he sexually molested them. Because Murray resigned, Durkan will take office as soon as the election is certified in late November, instead of January.
  • Volkswagen and Google to bring quantum computing benefits to cars

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    That's the kind of problem the D-Wave machine is best suited to: it's a specialist, rather than general-purpose, quantum computer whose solutions present as the lowest possible energy state of its qubits. Finally, Volkswagen and Google will look at the use of quantum computing in machine learning. Volkswagen Group Research and Development experts expect this approach to provide new information for vehicle construction and battery research.
  • Zombie Star: Scientists Say Supernova Explosion Was Star's Second Death

    Zombie Star: Scientists Say Supernova Explosion Was Star's Second Death

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    The brightness of a supernova provides a luminosity equaling that of about 100 million suns. Historical data from the Palomar Observatory showed a bright burst in 1954 at the same point in the sky as iPTF14hls (left). "This process can repeat every few years or every few decades", said Arcavi . Without that kind of facility, it would have been very hard to keep monitoring 14hls and collecting the data that is now challenging all our models.
  • Facebook asks users for nude photos

    Facebook asks users for nude photos

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    Users will need to first complete an online form on the eSafety website , then send the pictures they are anxious about to Facebook via Messenger while the government department notified the social network about the incoming submission. Once you send your intimate snaps to yourself on Messenger, Facebook is supposed to hash the picture. "They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", eSafety Commissioner ...
  • Airtel home internet users can now carry forward unused monthly data

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    For postpaid mobile users, this limit is 200GB. To start with the Rs 899 plan, users will get 60GB of broadband data and bonus data of 500GB with the internet speed up to 40Mbps. Airtel's initiative is the first of its kind for broadband users. The plan was originally launched to offer 1GB data daily, while it has now been revised to give 1.5GB data per day to users.
  • Intl Fcstone Inc. Invests $867000 in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)

    Intl Fcstone Inc. Invests $867000 in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC)

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    The stock increased 4.81% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $16.33. About 2.22 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 22.86% the S&P500. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them.
  • BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen

    BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen

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    Beneath both the front and rear bumpers there is a carbon splitter and diffuser respectively. Inside, Alcantara is plentiful along the doors, dash, and steering wheel, while well-bolstered leather seats add a touch of comfort in an otherwise focused auto.
  • Oneplus 5T launch event scheduled for November 16th

    Oneplus 5T launch event scheduled for November 16th

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    Interested fans can register for the event by paying $40, with registrations starting on November 8. According to a report from Ubergizmo , the company has been making numerous teasers and posts on social media around the eventual release of the OnePlus 5T over the last couple of weeks.