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With competition already offering a range of 4K enabled products, Apple are playing catch-up by finally introducing Apple TV 4K , complete with the high 3840 × 2160 pixel count and HDR functionality. Apple claims the watch will offer up to 18-hours of battery life, but I suspect it will depend on how heavily you use the cellular connection. The new Apple Watch Series 3 is priced at $329 while the cellular model will cost $399.
  • Samsung almost doubles Q2 net profit

    Samsung almost doubles Q2 net profit

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    The South Korean company said its April-June net income was 10.8 trillion won, up 85% from 5.8 trillion won a year earlier. The home entertainment unit's operating profit improved 8.1 percent during the same period to 343 billion won while the revenue dropped by 3.8 percent.
  • SeaWorld San Antonio confirms the death of 3-month-old killer whale

    SeaWorld San Antonio confirms the death of 3-month-old killer whale

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    The last killer whale born in a SeaWorld park died in San Antonio on Monday. In a series of afternoon tweets, SeaWorld said: "We are extremely saddened to announce the passing of Kyara , our newest killer whale calf". Her mother, Takara, was pregnant past year when the company announced in March that it would end its killer whale breeding program . Instead of performances, SeaWorld will offer visitors the chance to view the orcas for 45 minutes.
  • Google Launches Enterprise Version of Google Glass

    Google Launches Enterprise Version of Google Glass

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    Instead, the Glass team has spent the last two years working with industry partners to develop a business-friendly variant of the spectacles called Glass Enterprise Edition . In January 2015 , Google announced it would stop selling the Explorer Edition but the Glass team was "continuing to build for the future" and would unveil "future versions of Glass when they're ready".
  • Xbox Live Gold members can play Doom for free this weekend

    Xbox Live Gold members can play Doom for free this weekend

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    You can build your flawless Doom Marine instead of hoping you get the right chestplate next time you level. Previously, guns, equipment, and customization options unlocked randomly, but under the new system everything will be tied to specific level requirements and/or in-game challenges.
  • IEA less confident on crude rebalancing as OPEC supply rises

    IEA less confident on crude rebalancing as OPEC supply rises

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    Fresh cracks were exposed in OPEC's agreement to cut production, as signs emerged that the oil group is struggling to adhere to the deal. While world demand is climbing faster than initially estimated, OPEC's implementation of the supply cutbacks needed to clear the inventory surplus has faltered to its lowest level since the group began in January, the Paris-based agency said.
  • MLB All-Star Home Run Derby Odds and Predictions

    MLB All-Star Home Run Derby Odds and Predictions

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    Marlins Park does not have the short porch in right field like Fenway Park and the field dimensions are very similar to Kauffman Stadium. While Gary Sanchez has had a strong season by a catcher's standpoint with 13 home runs on the year, it is another Yankee that Stanton will need to watch out for in his quest to repeat as Home Run Derby champion.
  • Brazil Mosque to host party for the end of Ramadan

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    Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal. Eid-al-Fitr is that only day of Shawwal that Muslims are not permitted to fast and many chose to fast for further six days after Eid . Muslims in most countries rely on news of an official sighting of the new Moon, rather than looking at the sky themselves. Both Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iraq celebrated Eid al-Fitr on the same day in 2016 for the first time in several years.
  • Google's Upcoming VR180 Format: Is 180 the New 360?

    Google's Upcoming VR180 Format: Is 180 the New 360?

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    So in order to address this issue and make VR accessible to more users, Google has introduced a new video format for VR called VR180. "We know that virtual reality videos can be really powerful, which is why we invested in supporting 360 and VR formats for over two years", said Frank Rodriguez, product manager at YouTube, in a blog post .
  • Whole Foods CEO Says Amazon Deal Was 'Love At First Sight'

    Whole Foods CEO Says Amazon Deal Was 'Love At First Sight'

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    Mackey said mutual friends set the companies up on a "blind date" in Seattle about six weeks ago, and executives immediately hit it off. Going full throttle into groceries by announcing a $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods on Friday, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers.
  • All Eyes on the Tropics as Potential Storm Nears Gulf of Mexico

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    Development chances will increase for the system to become the next depression or tropical storm in the Atlantic Basin after it reaches the southern Gulf of Mexico Monday. Regardless of development, heavy rains are likely to develop over portions of Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Western Cuba from the system.
  • NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

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    The timing of each dimming tells you how long a year is on that planet. NASA announced the latest findings in its hunt for friendly exoplanets on Monday, and the haul includes 219 new candidates. Before Kepler, astronomers only knew of giant Jupiter-sized exoplanets, some in astonishingly tight orbits around their stars. Looks like a transit.