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Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke resigns

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An inquest jury in May recommended charges against seven Milwaukee County Jail officials in the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas, who was denied water and a mattress for seven days while in Clarke's jail, the Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Read More »

The Division's Free 1.8 Update Coming This Fall

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The two new modes in The Division Update 1.8, Resistance and Skirmish, will take place in the West Side Pier area. Four agents will team up to fight waves of enemies from all the different factions and survival will lead to different rewards. Read More »

Porsche unveils third-generation Cayenne SUV

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The third generation Cayenne has been thoroughly revamped and re-engineered despite only receiving a mild exterior design revamp. The exterior is made nearly entirely of aluminum as are the floorpan assembly, front section, and virtually all the chassis components. Read More »

A water-resistant BlackBerry phone sans keyboard is in the making

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Some techies managed to get information about BlackBerry at the TCL briefing where it revealed the KeyOne as a very successful product, selling units like hotcakes and even faster than the manufacturer can produce the phones. In June, Evan Blass had claimed that Juno and Krypton are the codenames of the two upcoming BlackBerry smartphones. As of now, there is no news on the exact timeline of this BlackBerry phone's launch, but we could see the unveiling during the IFA 2017 . Read More »

Rare triceratops fossil found in Colorado at construction site

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Crews working at the site found what appeared to be a triceratops skull and skeleton on Friday. The discovery marks the third time a triceratops skull has been found along the Front Range. While only the shoulder and horn have been identified so far, the scientists will continue working to properly identify every triceratops bone unearthed from the site at Thornton . Read More »

Fatshark Announces Warhammer: Vermintide 2

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Sadly the trailer below tells us absolutely nothing. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is making its way to PC via Steam , as well as consoles. We do have some system requirements and shots even though it's still early days. How will Fatshark refresh the premise of the first game without new enemies, I wonder? If the first Vermintide slipped by the radar it's first-person co-op action was a welcome addition to the Warhammer universe in video games. Read More »

Cummins beats Tesla to the punch by revealing electric semi truck

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The concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV - known as Aeos, after a mythological Greek horse - carries a range of 100 miles on a single charge, with optional batteries extending range to 300 miles. The designers have also tried to make the truck as aerodynamic as possible to reduce drag. Tesla originally had plans to reveal its electric truck in September. Read More »

Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor to jointly develop EVs in China

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As the Beijing government tries to improve air quality in the country's congested cities, electric vehicles are in huge demand, with 204,000 sold in the first seven months of the year, up a third on the same point a year ago. "This marks a deepened and strengthened strategic cooperation between Dongfeng and Renault-Nissan", said Zhu Yanfeng, chief executive officer of Dongfeng. Read More »

IFA 2017: Acer Goes Big On Performance, Portability And Gaming

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Acer says the combination of components make the Switch 7 Black Edition ideal for carrying out intensive tasks, streaming video and music content and creative content production. Ultra-light magnesium-lithium alloys are used for both the top and bottom covers, while the palm rest area uses magnesium-aluminum alloys for enhancing the sturdiness. Read More »

Samsung Launches New Gear IconX Earbuds With Improved Design

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However, Samsung insists you'll look just as appropriate in the gym with the Gear Sport , as you would at a night club. Still, not even the latest Gear S3-one of the best smartwatches on the market-was enough to put Samsung in the conversation with Apple on the smartwatch side, or Fitbit on the fitness side. Read More »

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again headed to Switch as exclusive

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That certailny didn't stop either Grasshopper or Nintendo from announcing the game during the Nindies Showcase, though. Travis will be fighting for his life in six games. In the video, a masked villain confronts No More Hero's Travis Touchdown, claiming to be the father of one of the assassin's victims and interrupting Travis' play through of Hotline Miami . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus: the weigh

Samsung has used the same CPU on the Galaxy Note 8 that the company used on the Galaxy S8 . And as far as other perks go, the Galaxy Note 8 should take a commanding win in this category. The new design also features two 12MP rear cameras featuring Optical Image Stabilization, while providing some outstanding new camera options for attractive photos and video. Read More »

MediaTek officially launches Helio P23 and P30 mid-range chipsets

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GPU frequency P23 is 770 MHz, and more powerful P30 - 950 MHz. That said, the Helios P23 can handle dual Voice over LTE (VoLTE), meaning you can have two 4G SIM cards in your phone with both delivering high-definition audio via VoLTE instead of having 4G for one and relying on 2G for the other. Read More »

Apple, movie studios argue pricing for new movie streams

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People with knowledge of the talks say that Hollywood isn't happy with that price and wants Apple to charge $5 to $10 more for 4K movies. Studios, on the other hand, are anxious about preserving profit margins and inflated prices for higher quality formats. Read More »

Harvey Leading To Higher Gasoline Prices Across NE Oklahoma

Gas prices are rising more dramatically in other parts of the country than in OR because of strong demand for Labor Day travel and reduced fuel supplies in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey, according to the report. "Gas prices are up in many places and motorists should be gearing up for more in the coming weeks, thanks to Hurricane Harvey inundating significant refineries along the Texas coastline, leading to closures and tilting the delicate balance of supply and demand", said Patrick ... Read More »

Google Maps makes it easier to find parking with your phone

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Back in January of this year, Google Maps introduced the parking difficulty indicator for select areas, which has been highly beneficial. Now, that feature is coming to 25 new cities in regions outside the United States, such as Canada, Brazil, Russia and various European countries. Read More »

YouTube Update Gets Rid of Black Bars on Vertical Videos

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According to a post today on the company's blog, YouTube has already begun the updates including a new design for desktop just released and other new features which will be rolled-out throughout the rest of the year. You can also double tap on the left or ride side of a video to fast forward or rewind 10 seconds. Adapt to any video, beautifully: We've also been experimenting with new ways to display all videos in the best possible way. Read More »

Uber to stop controversial tracking of users after their trips have ended

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Global ride-hailing major Uber on Tuesday rolled out India's first-of-its-kind ride sharing insurance programme that is expected to provide protection to its almost 4.5 lakh driver-partners across the country. While Uber can track anyone who accepts these terms whenever they want, the company says it only does so for five minutes after your ride. Moving forward, Uber will begin conducting an audit every two years over the next 20 years to make sure the company meets FTC ... Read More »

Uber's New CEO Speaks Publicly About His Role for the First Time

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However, Uber , under Kalanick's leadership, continued operations. He was up against Jeff Immelt, chairman of General Electric and one of the finalists for the job, Meg Whitman , chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, had also been a leading candidate, according to sources close to the process. Read More »

Amazon adds multiroom audio control to Echo devices

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Users in the US, UK, and Germany can start using multi-room music today on their Echo , Echo Dot , and Echo Show devices. TechCrunch first came across a copy of the promotional e-mail sent to interested customers. Apple has been charging $4.99 per month for Apple Music for students since back in May 2016. Amazon Music Unlimited promises any song, anywhere, with no ads and unlimited skips. Read More »

'Shark drones' to protect Australia beaches

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Little Ripper Group has also developed automatic water-activated electromagnetic devices that can be used to electrically shock the sharks and subdue them. The new drones will patrol beaches and use artificial intelligence to detect sharks in the water. Australia carries a significant brunt of that fear, as almost 31 percent of all recorded shark attacks worldwide happen in the waters surrounding the country, only outranked by the United States. Read More »

Apple TV enables Amazon Video app, stalemate thaws

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Apple Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Bloomberg News earlier this year that Apple TV sales had declined year-over-year in the 2016 holiday quarter. Discussions have already begun with several movie studios to provide 4K versions of films via iTunes, according to sources close to the talks. Apple's long anticipated 4K Apple TV is coming this fall, or so say insider sources. Read More »

School stunner: 'Compromise' education bill fails in Illinois House

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Rauner appears resigned to some kind of bail out for the Chicago Public Schools, despite heavy criticism that the CPS has mismanaged its finances for years. Critics of SB 1, including Rauner, have called it a "bailout" for cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools because the bill as passed took into account the district's $505 million in unfunded pension liability, plus $221 million in its normal pension payments, as well as the $203 million Chicago Block Grant, when determining how much ... Read More »

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

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Sony has unveiled a new PlayStation VR bundle that comes packaged with the PlayStation Camera. The camera itself costs $59. If I were in the market for PSVR now, I'd spend the extra $50 for the all-in bundle. The company has discounted this bundle to $449. To put their foot down in the VR game, PlayStation ( SNE ) is now lowering the price of PS VR, their virtual reality set, to $399 starting September 1st. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Is It Worth The Price?

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Speaking with the Korean Press, Samsung's Koh Dong-Jin explained that this time around, the company took a different approach to battery life. While on the front, the smartphones sports an 8-megapixel front camera which comes along with autofocus and an f/1.7 aperture. Read More »