• Merkel and Schultz close campaigns as German election looms
Merkel and Schultz close campaigns as German election looms

Polls now show that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party - with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU) - will be the largest party after the Bundestag election on 24 September, but they will fall short of a majority.

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  • Bose unveils QC35 II wireless headphones with Google Assistant
Bose unveils QC35 II wireless headphones with Google Assistant

In other words, you've got everything from the original QuietComfort 35s, plus access to Google Assistant. This is an "exclusive experience" and first integration of the Assistant into headphones, so you should expect other headphones makers to join the party before long.

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  • IPhone X To Affect iPhone 8 Sales
IPhone X To Affect iPhone 8 Sales

The reason for this is the 8's glass design , instead of aluminum, like it was the case for 7. Both will be available in stores from 30 September. Viewed front-on the differences are enormous, with the iPhone X having nearly no bezel around its screen, with just a small notch at the top to house important sensors and the front-facing camera...

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  • TRAI Slashes Call Connect Charge to 6 Paise Per Minute
TRAI Slashes Call Connect Charge to 6 Paise Per Minute

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today announced slashing of the interconnection usage charge (IUC), paid by an operator for termination of mobile call on a rival network, to 6 paise a minute from the current 14 paise. The existing operators have already been struggling because of the lowered revenue after huge cut downs in the prices ...

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  • How to Watch Texans-Bengals NFL Thursday Night Football Live Stream Online
How to Watch Texans-Bengals NFL Thursday Night Football Live Stream Online

The Bengals ran the ball 24 times for 82 yards, for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Houston is also 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the AFC and 0-7 ATS in their last seven Thursday games. Still, Dalton's history tells us this is unlikely to become a trend. "I didn't see him step out". That being said, his touchdown displayed the trademark...

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  • Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Pro with Windows 10 and 15.6-Inch display
Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Pro with Windows 10 and 15.6-Inch display

The Mi Notebook Pro is a good-looking device with magnesium alloy chassis. Other than the screen, the hardware inside the Mi Notebook Pro seems very impressive. Although overall smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus , the Mi Note 3 comes with a generous 3500mAh battery, not to mention 6 whopping gigs of RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.

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  • Wyoming ACT scores increase for graduating seniors
Wyoming ACT scores increase for graduating seniors

The Vermont Agency of Education warns it is hard to draw conclusions from the ACT testing data because so few students take the test. Kansas students earned an average composite score of 21.7, which is a slight decrease from 2016. Twenty-eight percent of tested 2017 Nebraska graduates met all four benchmarks, compared with 27 percent for the ...

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  • How Floridians can protect pets before Hurricane Irma
How Floridians can protect pets before Hurricane Irma

Pets will arrive September 16 and the no-kill shelter is also taking donations for food to be sent back down to the south. More than fifty dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey arrived in Waukesha Monday. But still, Trice says that anyone who owns household pets and is evacuating needs to take the pets with them. "With social media, sometimes ou...

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  • Google announces three third-party speakers with Assistant, plus LG appliance integration
Google announces three third-party speakers with Assistant, plus LG appliance integration

Each is due out later this year and will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the US, and United Kingdom. The company said more devices carrying the digital helper would be announced at the IFA tech show occurring this week in Berlin.

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  • Total solar eclipse tops NASA online viewing records
Total solar eclipse tops NASA online viewing records

NASA said in one of its articles leading up to the big day that "in our lifetime, this is the best eclipse to see", and that scientists will be "drowning in data", now that technology to measure atmospheric changes and the like are much more advanced now than the last time a total eclipse took place.

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  • United States revises assessment on North Korean missile launches
United States revises assessment on North Korean missile launches

Earlier this month, North Korea said it was ready to send missiles towards the United States territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean following comments from President Donald Trump that if Pyongyang made any more threats they would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".

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  • Falcon 9 launches Taiwanese remote sensing satellite
Falcon 9 launches Taiwanese remote sensing satellite

It's hard to believe it was less than two years ago that a SpaceX Falcon 9 landing was an elusive and unprecedented achievement . As of now, the company has already re-flown two of its used Falcon 9 boosters. After many years of delays, SpaceX had instead arranged for the satellite to be launched as a co-passenger alongside Spaceflight Indus...

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  • US Navy 7th Fleet commander dismissed after a series of ship collisions
US Navy 7th Fleet commander dismissed after a series of ship collisions

A spate of accidents involving the Navy's Pacific Fleet, including two deadly collisions in just over two months, are likely the result of human error, not mechanical malfunction, analysts and former Navy officers say. "The focus of the United States Pacific Fleet is our 10 missing sailors and their families", he said. In June, the destroyer F...

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  • Rocket League for Switch Gets Sweet New Mario & Luigi Cars
Rocket League for Switch Gets Sweet New Mario & Luigi Cars

The "Samus" Gunship' is a Metroid inspired auto based on Samus Aran's body armor with the classic yellow, green and red colors making it a sight for sore eyes. Both cars also have specialized boosts, called "Super Star" for the Mario and Luigi NSR and "Wave Beam" for Samus' Gunship. Regardless of the color, the auto features the Super Star boos...

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  • At last the Shenmue III teaser trailer is revealed
At last the Shenmue III teaser trailer is revealed

Now this partially-crowdfunded follow-up is set to continue the story, this trailer giving fans their first chance to see the game in action. The teaser trailer is built from a "small slice" of an in-development build of the game, and provides a sneak peek at the new looks of the main characters, new characters , and the feels of Shenmue world ...

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  • OnePlus 5 smartphone at Rs 37999 to be launched in slate gray
OnePlus 5 smartphone at Rs 37999 to be launched in slate gray

Buyers will be able to purchase the new Slate Gray variant of the OnePlus 5 from the OnePlus Experience stores in Bengaluru. In addition to the already available Midnight Black and Soft Gold, the company will be offering a new variant, Slate Grey colour handset.

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  • Trump's response to white supremacist violence not enough
Trump's response to white supremacist violence not enough

When asked what his opinion on Trump's impact on the United States is, T.I. was quick to state that he was not at all surprised by the fact that the president took his critique of the white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters back so fast.

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  • Answers to your last-minute questions about the Great American Eclipse
Answers to your last-minute questions about the Great American Eclipse

Because of the Earth's rotation, the path of the eclipse isn't a straight line across the United States, and not everyone will have the same viewing experience. The eclipse is a big deal near the path of totality , and even in Corbin where Cox noted all of the local schools plan to shut down for the day to ensure children can safely watch the ...

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  • Apple will reportedly spend $1bn on orignal programming next year
Apple will reportedly spend $1bn on orignal programming next year

The WSJ also pointed out that Apple's budget is equivalent to what Amazon .com Inc. spent on content in 2013, when it began its move into original programming in earnest. This would see the tech giants go up against competitors like Netflix for high value streaming services within the next 12 months. Now, the iPhone maker will invest in up t...

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  • Google Home Preview Program For Testing Future Software Opens To Everyone
Google Home Preview Program For Testing Future Software Opens To Everyone

Google promised a whole slew of new features at this year's I/O developer conference, one of which was the ability to make hands-free calls. You can call anyone in your contacts regardless of whether they are using the speaker or not because you are essentially calling their actual phone.

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  • Groping case: Jury rules in favour of Taylor Swift
Groping case: Jury rules in favour of Taylor Swift

Mueller launched a $3 million lawsuit against Swift in 2015 for loss of earnings, arguing it was her allegations that had got him sacked, while the popstar counter-sued for sexual assault . Mueller testified that he did not grope Swift and said his career in radio had been ruined by what he said was a false accusation. Mueller says the placeme...

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  • Allo for Web Launch Sure Seems Imminent
Allo for Web Launch Sure Seems Imminent

That's a fairly large pile of restrictions, so the Allo web app may not be worth pursuing for a lot of Allo users, at least not yet. Web support for Allo was teased months ago , and now Google has made good on its promise, though there are a few important caveats.

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  • Large expanse of volcanoes discovered beneath Antarctica
Large expanse of volcanoes discovered beneath Antarctica

While the discovery of dozens of volcanoes under the ice certainly indicates that Antarctica is more geologically active previously believed, it's still not known how many are actually likely to erupt soon and what the consequences will be.

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  • Scientists announce huge leap toward pig-to-human transplants
Scientists announce huge leap toward pig-to-human transplants

Biotech start-up eGeneisis, one of the leaders of the study , said in a statement: "This research represents an important advance in addressing safety concerns about cross species viral transmission". Porcine retroviruses (PERVs) are now one of the big safety barriers preventing us using pigs as organ donors. This enabled them to ultimately br...

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  • Essential confirms $300M funding, Amazon and Best Buy retail availability
Essential confirms $300M funding, Amazon and Best Buy retail availability

Equidate, a marketplace for private-company shares, estimates Essential's valuation at $1 billion. Andy Rubin co-founded Android before he sold it to Google. Rubin said his new phone could find its place by disrupting that duopoly and offering customers something different. Amazon, Tencent, and Foxconn - Apple's manufacturing partner - have a...

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