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Dollar, bond yields dip amid benign U.S. inflation data

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Policymakers are confronted with benign inflation and a tight labour market as they weigh a third rate hike and announcing plans to start reducing the central bank's $4.2 trillion portfolio of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities. That has eased concerns the Fed was raising interest rates too quickly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19.57 points, or 0.09 per cent, to 21,572.66. Read More »

OPEC compliance with production cuts at lowest in six months, IEA says

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The French oil and gas company Total reported that it had signed an agreement with Qatar Petroleum and received a 30 percent share in the concession of the Al-Shaheen offshore oil field for 25 years, starting July 14, 2017. U.S. crude production has been growing steadily, topping more than 9 million barrels a day in February, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Read More »

Three cups of coffee a day may extend lifespan

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Researchers found that coffee was linked to a reduced risk of death from digestive diseases in both men and women, as well as a decreased risk of death from cerebrovascular and circulatory disease among women. Two new studies showed that drinking coffee , even more than one cup, could be beneficial. The top 25% of coffee drinkers in the study had three or more cups a day. Read More »

Gold hovers near four-month low, undermined by firm dollar

Gold prices hovered near four-month lows on Tuesday and the dollar held firm on expectations of tighter US monetary policy as the market awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this week. CURRENCIES: The dollar fell to 113.84 from 114.05 yen late Monday. The Canadian dollar fell against its U.S. counterpart as oil prices fell and traders await an interest rate hike decision by the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Read More »

Jeff Horn will beat Manny Pacquiao again, says trainer

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It was only the seventh defeat in 68 career fights for Pacquiao, who said afterwards: "Very tough". Pacquiao's trainer Freddy Roach called for an investigation into the scoring of the fight. That's a little disrespectful. "The other (male) American judge (Flores) - and this was quite a shock to me - I had never heard of, it really takes a lot to come up with a championship level judge from the United States I've never heard of, that's nearly impossible to do", Rafael told the Big Sports ... Read More »

Today Marks The 10th Anniversary Of The iPhone That Changed Everything

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Moreover, it was not only easy to use but smarter than all of the mobile devices at that time. "Today, we're introducing three revolutionary products of this class". The announcement was met with a huge ovation from attendees, though one figurehead of a major Apple rival was left unconvinced... By grouping suppliers together in close proximity so that they could rapidly collaborate to address changes in hardware or design, and demanding new untold levels of efficiency from the workforce, ... Read More »

IOS 11 public beta: should you download it?

This is a developer beta, which means you need to be a developer to be able to handle whatever iOS 11 throws at you, whether that's your device hanging in the middle of an action or completely freezing up on you when you least expect it. Read More »

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

The company added 80 million monthly users in the first few months of the year, as ad revenue popped 51 percent from a year ago. Shares of Facebook were last trading down 1.5% at $151.26, with a consensus analyst price target of $169.30 and a 52-week range of $110.55 to $156.50. Read More »

Apple releases iOS 11 public beta

And when you most need something, it might not work. The tech giant has already started rolling out developer betas, and public betas are "coming soon". There are also a number of iPad-specific improvements, such as a new dock that allows you to fit many more apps on it, and a new way of implementing Slideover and Split View. Read More »

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro Specs, Features

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When asked if each unit sold would result in lost profit for Microsoft, Spencer stated "I didn't answer it that way". "We're focusing on Xbox One S and Xbox One X and the games you're going to play", Spencer said. The price tag of $499 is actually right on the money for many analysts, as the price is what many predicted for the Xbox One X. The question, however, is whether gamers will be willing to pay that price, especially considering the lack of exclusives for the Xbox One compared to the ... Read More »

Trump's first Ramadan and his good Muslims

The Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) however, has already announced Eid will be celebrated on June 25 this year. Varying geographical and weather conditions meant that people in different locations can not see the appearance of the crescent the same day, making Muslims around the world fast on different days. Read More »

Google to end support for Android Market on Android 2.1 and lower

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When this change happens, users on these devices will no longer be able to access, or install other apps from, the Android Market. Magic browser , uploaded to Google Play on May 17, masqueraded as an "ultra-fast, simple and practical mobile browser", while Noise Detector promised to let you "easily measure the noise level of the current environment". Read More »

Google celebrates Oskar Fischinger's 117th Birthday with special doodle

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To mark his 117th birthday Google wants you to think new and visual music composition of your own in honor of filmmaker and abstract animator Oskar Fischinger . There he met Dr Bernhard Diebold, who urged him to take up film-making. Have you created your own yet? The films proved enormously popular and were shown in cinemas across the world. Read More »

With Whole Foods, Amazon acquires distribution network

At a Whole Foods town hall meeting on Friday, CEO John Mackey gushed about how "utterly amazing" the partnership will be, and said that only good things could come of it. President Di Di Chan adds, "What makes our solution different is that it works across different formats and is so user-friendly that even my grandmother loves it". Read More »

Why Microsoft's New Xbox Costs $500 - And Why That's Fine

Having a supercharged console-leaps and bounds above the PlayStation 4 Pro due to an additional 2 TFLOPS-and easy development tools will enable game makers to let their titles shine on the device. That's the same price the original Xbox One launched at (and the PS3, for that matter) but $100 more than both the PS4 and PS4 Pro launch prices. Read More »

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone. Before Kepler, astronomers only knew of giant Jupiter-sized exoplanets, some in astonishingly tight orbits around their stars. The result: 4,034 exoplanet candidates. Read More »

Polygamist FLDS leader arrested in South Dakota

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Jeffs had been living out of his vehicle for two weeks before his arrest in Yankton, which is located approximately six hours east of Pringle, South Dakota , where the FLDS owns a compound. Food stamps were also cashed at sect-owned stores without the users getting anything in return and the money was then diverted to front companies and used to pay thousands for a tractor, truck and other items, prosecutors have said. Read More »

USA leaves G-7 peers to talk among themselves on Paris accord

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The G7's two-day summit in Bologna is being hosted by Italy this year, and the Italian environment minister, Gian Luca Galletti, told reporters that Trump's EPA Director, Scott Pruitt was present for the opening of the session on climate this morning but then departed, claiming he had another commitment, reports CTV News Canada . Read More »

Days Gone E3 Gameplay Preview

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Last year Sony revealed their zombie action game Days Gone , showing off some of the game's action-packed sequences. This is one of those virus' that effects animals as well as humans so expect all manner of zombie animals on top of people. Read More »

A larger version of Google's Pixel XL may be in your future

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There's little need to make two Pixel XL phones bearing slightly different screen sizes. It may have been referred to as the Google Pixel XL 2 if the company had made a decision to release it. What this report merely suggests is that it's not going to be the device that Google had previously prepared. Will you buy an even bigger Pixel phone? While not much is known about this device at this point in time, it's believed to be bigger than muskie . Read More »

Dennis Rodman back to N Korea to 'open doors'

Moon Jae-in's decision to suspend deployment of a missile-defense system last week signals how the new South Korean President will approach the threat from North Korea as well as relations with the U.S., China and Japan. Officials from North Korea confirmed to CNN that Rodman is expected in Pyongyang Tuesday but declined comments on the objective of the visit. The South recently proposed trying to arrange a new reunion in August to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Read More »

Thompson shoots 67 for 1-shot lead after 3rd round

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The event, the 14th on the LPGA Tour season, is the first of two set for Canada this year. Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., the most accomplished and recognizable Canadian LPGA player of the past year, began Sunday tied for 14th. Read More »

Smarter Siri, More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

At this point in time, we only have our hands on the first developer beta of iOS 11 . As such, you now don't need tweaks or a jailbreak to record what's happening on your iPhone or iPad . On the plus side, that means that smaller networks can compete on equal terms, rather than having to deal with the fact that a few sharing services, like Vimeo and Flickr, get priority. Read More »

Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Jackson wasn't in San Jose (he's now producing WingNut's latest feature film, Mortal Engines in Wellington) but he said, in a statement, that the new technology had endless creative potential. They will be available in the coming week in a choice of three colours, starting at Dollars 695 for the 10.5-inch model with 64 GB memory and USD 799 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Read More »

Apple kicks off event with virtual reality, browser privacy

HomePod owners also won't have to tinker with the speaker to fit its position in a room, Apple said. The HomePod is Apple's first new gadget in almost three years, following its announcement of the Apple Watch in September 2014. Although a new product announcement from Apple isn't the major pop-cultural event that it used to be, the pitiless taskmaster that is capitalism demands that the company continue pressing ever forward with sleek new gadgets exciting enough to convince consumers ... Read More »

MMA Fighter War Machine Gets Life For Assault Of Actress Christy Mack

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Marshals Service. Former mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver , aka War Machine , led out of the courtroom at the Regional Justice Center on Monday, June 5, 2017 , in Las Vegas. . War Machine's lawyer Jay Liederman argued initially at the sentencing hearing for a new trial, claiming that he did not sufficiently argue that Koppenhaver was in a state of unconsciousness during the attack on Mackinday. Read More »

Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

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Introduced at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC ), Apple's HomePod will combine the latest in speaker technology with the artificial intelligence trappings of its Siri system. The good news is, you don't have to so much as lift a finger to get the update. The device base will grow to more than 7-billion by 2020 as digital assistants become common across all consumer electronics categories. Read More »

'Covfefe'? It's a message to the Russians, quips Hillary Clinton

In addition to her Russian Federation comments, Clinton on Wednesday said stories about her controversial private email server while at the State Department were overblown, calling it "the biggest nothing-burger ever". "Russian officials must be laughing at the US and how a lame excuse for why the Dems lost the election has taken over the Fake News", Trump said Tuesday. Read More »

Intel Goes 'Extreme' With New Powerhouse Core X Processors

Aside from the Core i9 X-series processors, more variants for the Core i7 X-series will also be coming, and these ones will be aimed at a more reasonable price range. But this time, Intel has brought out its high-end SKUs which is on par with today's chipset architectures going up with the likes of Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs. Read More »

Nasa's 'touch the sun' mission for Solar Probe Plus

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NASA says the primary goals of the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the sun's solar cornea and explore what accelerates both solar wind and solar energetic particles. The Parker Solar Probe is planned to complete 7 flybys of Venus over 7 years, edging closer to the solar surface each time . Normally, NASA waits to rename its missions after launch, but the space agency chose to break protocol this time since Parker's work has been so instrumental for the ... Read More »

Essential Home with Ambient OS rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home

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In a blog post earlier this month, Rubin said that he founded Essential to address problems he sees in the technology industry, including high-priced luxury products and devices that become obsolete after just a year of use. The Essential Phone is powered by Android (version 7.1.1), and actually shares a lot in common with other flagships like the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8 . Read More »

Sony officially marks the end of the PS3

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At this time, it isn't clear if shipments for the PS3 is going to end for the American and European markets as well. "Not for the console nor the games", says an independent game store owner based in Delhi. Ardent gamers are unable to contain their excitement since an image of PlayStation 4 Slim 1 TB model in gold appeared online. Sony first launched the PlayStation 3 back in November 2016 in Japan and the USA and a little later during March 2007 in Europe. Read More »

Google Assistant To Get Mobile Payment Support

Of course all of this is created to keep users within Google's ecosystem, but we can imagine that it will be much more convenient. The Google Assistant is getting a number of upgrades. Also called Lens, it lets people point their cameras at real-world items and find out where to buy them, or find similar things online. So the company is also adding the ability to type requests to the Assistant on your phone, starting today. Read More »

Google Photos Now Lets You Archive Pictures and Videos

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It is best known as Photos which hardly have any sort of organizing feature. With more than 500 million monthly active users, Google Photos has been rolling out useful features on its service lately. We may have just seen Facebook bring the feature to Instagram , but Google is now also allowing users to archive their pictures and videos in the Google Photos app. Read More »

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

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Sinkholes aren't exactly rare occurrences in Florida, and the best guess is that the culprit in this case is a newly installed water main. Mr. Trump has dubbed Mar-a-Lago as the "Winter White House" and has frequently welcomed foreign guests to the golf club and estate, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife. Read More »

There is 'rare opportunity' for peace, Trump tells Israeli leaders

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But the State Department said that would not be permitted as officially the Wall is in East Jerusalem, which Israel occupied 50 years ago, and Palestinians seek as the capital of a future state. He didn't elaborate on the more delicate question: whether the administration would change US policy over the status of Jerusalem. Trump was joined by first lady Melania Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump. Read More »

Montana Sheriff's Deputy Killed In Shooting Near Three Forks

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Moore was a husband and a father of three children. Deputy Mason Moore was a three year veteran of the Sheriff's Office. Moore was shot and killed near Three Forks shortly before 3 a.m. Several hours later, officers from numerous agencies joined a procession at mid-day Tuesday to transfer Moore's body from Three Forks to Billings for an autopsy. Read More »

Climate change turning Antarctica green

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As reported by the leader of the study paleoclimatologist Dr. Matthew Amesbury, " We can't measure temperature or any other aspect of climate directly in these moss banks, but we can measure things that respond to temperature ". "It was during the greenhouse climates of the Cretaceous and Eocene, when the continent was ice free". In addition to climate change, the extinction of animal species, plastic waste - there could be more of that than fish in the sea by 2050 - ash from fossil fuels ... Read More »

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Finally Has an Official Release Date

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Mainly though, the new trailer is about farting - fart-flying, face farts, shockwave farts and some sort of fart-powered meat gun. Every purchase of the game includes South Park: The Stick of Truth as a free bonus. This time around, the South Park kids look to defend the streets of their quiet Colorado town as heroes. They create the superhero gang, Coon & Friends, with Cartman as their leader as The Coon. Read More »

Qualcomm slaps Apple by suing iPhone manufacturers

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Qualcomm previously sued Apple accusing it of breaking contracts and interfering in deals negotiated with iPhone suppliers . "While not disputing their contractual obligations to pay for the use of Qualcomm's inventions, the manufacturers say they must follow Apple's instructions not to pay ", the company said. Read More »

Google unveils standalone VR headsets with Daydream

LG Electronics Inc.'s next flagship smartphone, expected this fall, will also support the Daydream device, Google said. Speaking of, what can we say about standalone Google-powered VR headsets other than "finally"? Google's Daydream View VR headset. Read More »

Teenagers film themselves illegally climbing Golden Gate Bridge; video

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Teatime says he hopes he won't be arrested and even plans to to contact bridge officials to help them identify flaws in their security system. In a Facetime conversation with ABC 7's Lyanne Melendez, Teatime says that he and pal Tommy Rector didn't come to San Francisco with this particular feat in mind. Read More »

Apple releases final update for iOS 10

Focusing on bug and security fixes , Apple today updated all of its operating systems: macOS 10.12.5, iOS 10.3.2, watchOS 3.2.2, and tvOS 10.2.1. In order to install the watchOS 3.2.2 update on your Apple Watch you will need to go to the Apple Watch on your iPhone . Read More »

Motorola Releases Moto gS and Moto gS plus soon

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To the already known Moto G5, we will also have to add to the list the imminent Moto E4 and Moto C with their respective "Plus" versions. The other new addition is the Moto C Plus , which will start at €119 for the 1GB RAM variant, but there's a 2GB of RAM model as well. Read More »

'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk

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NASA succeeds in its historic spacewalk on Friday, although it all began with a micro-gravity curveball. Mission control in Houston marked the official start of the spacewalk at 9:08 a.m. laboratory that flies about 400 km above Earth. The leaky hose had to be disconnected before the spacewalk could begin. She holds the record for most spacewalks by a woman, and ranks fifth for the most hours spent in space by an astronaut, with 57 hours and 35 minutes. Read More »