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Championship leader Marc Marquez sets pace for Czech MotoGP

Championship leader Marc Marquez sets pace for Czech MotoGP

The Repsol Honda rider somehow clung onto his bike as it all but pitched him off with Marquez forcing himself back upright as he charged through a right-hander. "I'm really very happy because I expected to be quick here at Brno, but not so quick". However, the Spaniard still feels his race pace is lacking slightly compared to his immediate rivals, adding: "Basically they are slower for one lap, but for the race distance, even I am a little bit slower [by] one tenth, two tenths". Read More

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Instagram launches Live Events channel, again a rip of Snapchat feature

Instagram launches Live Events channel, again a rip of Snapchat feature

As if Instagram didn't give you enough FOMO already. They include a "Picked for You" channel, which was seen as a response to Snapchat , featuring videos grouped by a user's favorite topics and interests. If that sounds familiar, that's because it's pretty much the exact same idea behind Snapchat's Live Stories feature, in which it collects photos and videos that are location based, as in all of the content will revolve around a singular event, like a concert. Read More

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Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality'

Twitter to let all users filter tweets for higher 'quality'

Twitter seems to be taking another swing at protecting its users from online harassment by rolling out a quality filter now available to verified accounts. The filter is a feature that Twitter says has been in testing for some time, but is now ready to roll out to everyone. It does not filter content from people you follow or accounts you've recently interacted with-and depending on your preferences, you can turn it on or off in your notifications settings. Read More

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Sindhu brings cheer; it is now gold or silver

Sindhu brings cheer; it is now gold or silver

PV Sindhu's performance was arguably the best spectacle presented by an Indian athlete so far at Rio Olympics 2016. If she wins her semi-final, she plays with the gold medal match, which assures a silver for India. Down to earth, Sindhu relates to all and sundry, often enquiring about the ground staff on her visits. "In the second game I became confident of winning the match". Read More

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Perseid meteor shower: how and when to watch it

Most years, Earth might graze the edge of Swift-Tuttle's debris stream, where there's less activity. The Perseid meteor shower usually produces around 80 meteors per hour, more than any other annual meteor shower. To view the best fireworks show on Earth, one simply needs go outside Thursday evening between midnight and dawn, no matter where in the world, and look straight up. Read More

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New Iphone to Have Dual-Camera but No Headphone Jack

New Iphone to Have Dual-Camera but No Headphone Jack

Fans can really feel that iPhone 7 is just around the corner. Interestingly, Gurman did not mention what Apple will call the iPhone 7, and did not refer to it as the iPhone 7 . Moto Z has also been said to feature no headphone jack , a decision that was made to ensure the phone's thin sleek look. In its place would be a second speaker, giving the iPhone stereo speakers for the first time. Read More

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Internal documents just leaked every big change coming to the iPhone 7

Internal documents just leaked every big change coming to the iPhone 7

Brand new images have emerged that supposedly show the Apple's latest edition of the iPhone in three different colors, as well as other fascinating details about the widely anticipated new smartphone. After taking stock of the new features, we can say that the Apple iPhone 7 will be priced $200 more than the now available Apple iPhone 6S. This system would be similar to Huawei's P9 , the home button will be pressure system and there would be no jack for the earphones. Read More

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Millions of Keyless Volkswagen Cars are at Risk of Wireless Hacks

Millions of Keyless Volkswagen Cars are at Risk of Wireless Hacks

What this means is that a hacker can "eavesdrop" at up to 300 feet from a vehicle and intercept the signal sent when the driver presses the key fob to either open or lock the auto. Our findings affect millions of vehicles worldwide and could explain unsolved insurance cases of theft from allegedly locked vehicles. However, it wasn't just Volkswagen security keys the researchers claimed were vulnerable. Read More

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Get a Sneak Peek at Perseid Meteors in This NASA Video

Get a Sneak Peek at Perseid Meteors in This NASA Video

Every year at this time we pass through the debris field of the comet Swift-Tuttle (named after two astronomers that happen to be buried in Falls Church ). The Perseids typically produce around 50-100 meteors per hour in any given year. Perseid meteors travel at the blistering speed of 132,000 miles per hour (59 kilometers per second) - that's 500 times faster than the fastest auto in the world. Read More

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Snapchat Once Again Proves Its Racial Cluelessness, Removes Slanty-Eyed Filter

Snapchat Once Again Proves Its Racial Cluelessness, Removes Slanty-Eyed Filter

The popular USA mobile app, Snapchat , is being hit with accusations of promoting racial stereotypes by turning users into Asian caricatures . Snapchat has since taken down the offending filter. Julia Carrie Wong of The Guardian noted the filter is more reminiscent of historical anti-Asian propaganda that "replaces eyes with slits". The virtual mask was part of Snapchat's Lenses feature, with which users can digitally alter photographs of themselves to appear older, younger or like ... Read More

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Hanif Muhammad - A man to be remembered

Hanif Muhammad - A man to be remembered

The former Pakistani captain is battling for his life after being put on a ventilator at the Aga Khan hospital in Karachi . Hanif Mohammad was admitted to hospital a week ago and as per the doctors, his condition was critical. Following his retirement from the game, Hanif continued to mentor young cricketers in his role as a sports selector and administrator with Pakistan's national carrier PIA in domestic cricket. Read More

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Australia says Chinese companies can't buy power grid

Australia says Chinese companies can't buy power grid

Australia has found its spine and has blocked Chinese and Hong Kong-based firms from bidding for a majority stake in state-owned Ausgrid , the country's largest electricity network, over national security concerns. He said he'll make a final decision after seeing any revised submissions. Australia generally welcomes foreign investment, approving almost $123 billion (Aus$160 billion) in sales in 2013-2014. Read More

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How big is the grind in No Man's Sky?

The game doesn't need to do anything else than that and I would be happy". "If you play another game and if they do a remaster of that game, what they will do is up-res the textures and things like that", he explains. " No Man's Sky " was made by a small team and it already has several lifetimes worth of planets to explore, so the lack of direct multiplayer right now isn't a big deal. Read More

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Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

Qualcomm-powered Android devices plagued by four rooting flaws

The problem is that the app wouldn't require any special permissions to exploit the vulnerabilities, which could leave Android users susceptible to attack even if nothing seems suspicious. Checkpoint used reverse engineering to find the bug after which it handed over the information and proof to Qaulcomm. The Check Point mobile threat research team, which calls the set of vulnerabilities QuadRooter , presented its findings in a session at the DEF CON 24 hacking conference in Las Vegas at ... Read More

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Israel rejects Obama's latest remarks on Iran nuclear deal

Israel's defense ministry on Friday fired back at comments made by US President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the agreement is "harmful, just like the Munich agreement with Hitler". "This wasn't some nefarious deal". President Barack Obama said Thursday he does not trust Russian Federation to cooperate militarily with the United States on ending or slowing the civil war in Syria but that the proposition must be tested to try to bring an end to the conflict. Read More

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CSF Congratulates Moon Express on License Annoucemnet

If successful, Moon Express will be the fourth entity to land on the moon (the first three were the United States, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and China). Moon express will launch to the moon in the third quarter of next year on a rocket which will be provided by Rocket Lab . It was only a matter of time before a private space endeavor finally headed for the moon, and now NASA is preparing to approve the first-ever project. Read More

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Xbox One S review - is this the best Xbox console ever?

Xbox One S review - is this the best Xbox console ever?

While the Xbox One midlife refresh was widely expected, there's the chance Xbox One S sales will suffer if customers choose to wait for the significantly more powerful Project Scorpio, which is now expected to launch at Christmas, 2017. It also has twice the wireless range of the former model, meaning that you don't have to sit as close to the TV as you once did. Microsoft Xbox One S is reportedly 7.1 percent faster than the original Xbox One . Read More

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Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

Pokemon Go continues to dominate the App Store and Play Store charts in Canada, sitting at the top of the free section in both digital marketplaces. Thanks to " Pokemon Go ", more women are getting into the franchise as well. The videogame giant's stock at one stage had more than doubled in the past couple of weeks, with its market value earlier this week soaring to ¥4.5 trillion (US$42.39 billion), meaning it was more valuable than Japan Inc standard bearer Sony Corp. Read More

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