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Google's Android Pay launches in Canada with most major banks as partners

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It's a fast, reliable, and most importantly secure method of payment. Google's Android Pay, a mobile wallet that allows people to pay with their smartphone, is available for Canadians to download starting Wednesday. Canadians will also be able to use an Android Pay button in certain apps, like Uber, Lululemon and HotelTonight. Your device can notify you of your transactions with Android Pay. Read More »

Intel announces new Core processor series and, oh boy

The Core i9 (pictured above) will also come in versions containing 16, 14, 12, and 10 cores, priced at $1,699, $1,399, $1,199, and $999, respectively. Intel has also released the new X299 chipset to go on with the X series CPUs. If you want more than 8 cores/16 threads , there will be the i9-7900X that has a base clock of 3.3 GHz and boosts to 4.3 GHz under Turbo Boost 2.0 or 4.5 GHz under Turbo Boost 3.0. Read More »

Scores Dead, Hundreds Injured In Kabul Car Bombing

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Kabul-based civilians who were not injured joined in the rescue efforts, pulling wounded people from the rubble. The BBC said a driver for the British broadcaster was killed and four of its journalists were wounded. The explosion occurred near Zanbaq Square close to the embassies of Germany, Turkey and Japan and in front of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound. Read More »

Skoda, MINI and Nissan receive five-star Euro NCAP ratings

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India won't get the new generation Nissan Micra . The Safety Pack variant received an overall four star rating with protection increasing to 88 per cent in adult occupant safety while child safety remains the same. However, a geometric assessment of the rear seats indicated poor whiplash protection for the rear occupants. The Swift doesn't offer AEB for pedestrians at all, and AEB for cars is only available in its Radar Brake Support option pack. Read More »

EU, China summit to back Paris deal regardless of Trump

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The agreement has been criticized as far too cautious to hold back the rise in temperatures by more than a fraction of what is needed - but its defenders say its enrolment of nearly all the world's governments makes it crucial. A senior European Union official said the EU and China would reaffirm their commitment to the pact regardless of what Trump did, and spell out, during talks Friday in Brussels, how they would meet their obligations. Read More »

HOLY CRAP! Sunny Leone's private plane nearly crashed

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In the video which she shot while getting back home from her vehicle, we see Sunny trying to cheer up others around her including Daniel, who obviously look shaken. "Hey guys, our plane nearly just crashed, and now we are in some remote place in Maharashtra". We're alive. We're going home. Sunny Leone , husband Daniel Weber and her team she was travelling with survived a plane crash on Wednesday. Read More »

Dell unveils new AIOs, gaming desktop at Computex 2017

Phil traveled to Computex in Taipei as guest of Dell Australia. Talking about its software fronts, Dell Inspiron 24 5000 runs on Windows 10 64-bit version, including Windows Hello with one-look login and Cortana with far-field speech recognition. Read More »

India players reportedly 'intimidated' by coach Kumble

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Kumble's one-year contract expires at the end of the Champions Trophy . Kumble is a direct entrant to the coach's selection process, which will be looked after by the advisory committee, including Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VV Laxman. Read More »

9 killed, dozens wounded in Afghanistan bombing

Health official Ismail Kawasi said the target of the attack in Kabul during Wednesday morning's rush-hour was not immediately known. Najib Danish , spokesman for the Interior Ministry , told Anadolu Agency that a tanker loaded with explosives exploded at Zanbaq Square close to the diplomatic enclave at around 8.30 a.m. Read More »

ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture

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The device weighs just 2.2kg and has a 15.6-inch display with the resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. We're talking a gaming laptop with is just 17.9mm thin at the thickest point and 16.9mm at the thinnest. The display also offers full coverage of the sRGB color space, which isn't astonishing but still reassuring to hear about a gaming display. You can configure this device with up to 24GB of DDR4-2400 memory and a fast 1TB NVMe SSD. Read More »

United Nations: Climate action is unstoppable

A White House official confirmed media reports Wednesday that the president is expected to pull out of the accord, which went into effect in November, the Associated Press reports. Aides to Trump said he was listening with an open mind to the other leaders' arguments about Paris, but had yet to decide whether to withdraw the U.S. Read More »

Subaru BRZ STI teased, set to make debut on June 8

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Subaru posted to its official Twitter page a teaser image of the upcoming auto. The natural assumption is that, finally, Subaru is responding to those who accuse the BRZ of being underpowered with a higher-performance BRZ STI. Also, it's got a wing, so we're halfway to STI fandom. The production version shouldn't depart too far from the Subaru BRZ STI Sport Concept that bowed at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year. Read More »

Canadians can get the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for $729 in June

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BlackBerry's latest flagship, the KEYone, is now available for purchase in the USA and Canada. According to BlackBerry , the KEYone is the "perfect device, with no compromises". OUTSTANDING BATTERY LIFE Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone® offers all-day use and then some, with up to 26+ hours of mixed use, thanks to the 3505mAh battery. Read More »

Soon You'll Be Able To Send Money Using Google Assistant

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When launching Google Play and heading over to the "My apps & games" screen, you'll see the package immediately scan for anything abnormal. With the Android Beta Program, downloading the Android O will be easy. We're optimizing Android O to run smoothly and efficiently on entry-level devices. After that, users will have to select their device and click the option "Enroll device". Read More »

Trump Defends Kushner With Story Citing Unnamed Sources

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Trump is considering new ways to deliver his message, according to multiple people within the White House, who say the President is increasingly adamant his staff needs retooling. The White House has tried to downplay Kushner's contacts , and Trump himself issued a statement Sunday night saying that " Jared is doing a great job for the country". Read More »

Philippines lawmakers want debate on martial law

In 1980 Marawi proclaimed itself an "Islamic City" and it is the only city in the country with that designation. However, Padilla said there was still a need to continue the military "surgical air strikes" to flush out the militants. Gen. Eduardo Ano, the chief of staff, said in a statement that the Maute militants initially planned to burn the whole city. The fighters' support network in Marawi remains unclear, though the power of one militant group - the Mautes - has grown in ... Read More »

Trump to announce if USA will stay in Paris climate deal

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Guterres said climate change is "undeniable", in a stark contrast to the position taken by Trump , who has previously called it a "a hoax" and last week shrugged off pressure from U.S. The momentum is reportedly with the Leave faction, with a group of 22 Republican senators - minus the notable voices of Lindsey Graham and John McCain, who want the U.S. Read More »

Bastion And Transistor Makers Ambitious New Game Is PS4

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It promises its "biggest and most imaginative world yet" witha variety of playable characters. Pyre is a fantastical game about a caravan of exiles seeking a return to their home by performing a series of competitive rituals pitting them against fellow nomads. Read More »

Microsoft working on a Mobile device running new Windows Mobile OS

Brad Sams of Thurrott.com in a report has claimed that Microsoft is testing out a new hardware internally which will run a "separate branch of Windows Mobile". Now, it looks like Microsoft has commenced work on the mystery mobile and hope, the latter finds the same traction like Surface series laptops and tablets and take on established players like Samsung, Apple and Google. Read More »

Light version of Android to be used in low-end phones

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To send money using Google Assistant , all you'll need to do is say "Ok Google , send $10 to Jane for pizza". This might sound like a completely new service, but in practice, this is really just a rebranding of the existing Android Device Manager (ADM) tools - which Google launched in 2013 - with some refinements. Read More »

Snapdragon 835 to power mobile PCs from ASUS, HP and Lenovo

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Always Connected PCs are mobile devices that will provide full Windows 10 (not a stripped down version), LTE/eSIM connectivity and longer battery life. The company in an announcement at Computex 2017 announced its decision to partner with the companies. "Today's consumers experience mobility in almost every aspect of their lives and they've come to expect more from their PCs than legacy computing models are able to provide", said Qualcomm Technologies' executive vice president, ... Read More »

Nvidia Max-Q wants to make gaming laptops thinner, lighter, less fugly

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The Nvidia Pascal gaming GPU architecture runs the show, and the company has further configured and optimized it to deliver even more impressive efficiency. Once implemented, it allows the premium GeForce GTX 1080 to be operated with significantly less power. At the same time, Nvidia WhisperMode technology means the laptops will remain quiet. Read More »