• California declares fire emergency as blazes across state continue
California declares fire emergency as blazes across state continue

The blaze that erupted Wednesday afternoon near the San Bernardino National Forest quickly grew to 7 ½ square miles (19 square kilometers) and fire officials say it threatens about 600 homes. "We had one guest who planned a weeklong trip", said Tom Lambert, who owns a vacation rental property near Yosemite Valley. Another guest had to delay plans...

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  • New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan officially revealed!
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan officially revealed!

The wheelbase is 107.44 inches, which matches the A-Class hatchback sold overseas, though the Chinese market receives a long-wheelbase A-Class L with 109.8 inches between the wheels. Additionally, there's features like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, active lane-keep assist between 60 and 200km/h, and Pre-S...

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  • Nikon announces development of a new mirrorless camera
Nikon announces development of a new mirrorless camera

Instead, the new mirrorless camera will feature a full-frame sensor which promises better image performance and shallower depth-of-field. Alongside the new mount will come new lenses and an adapter that will allow "a wide variety of F-mount NIKKOR lenses" to be used with the new mirrorless system.

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  • Intel Core i7-9700K rumored to abandon hyper-threading
Intel Core i7-9700K rumored to abandon hyper-threading

But this is the first time that the Core i7 part has hit the spotlight. Grizzled veterans of Intel chip news will remember that some details have popped up on what to expect from ninth-generation Core chips , which will in fact still be eighth-gen processors based on tweaked Coffee Lake architecture and will be dubbed Coffee Lake S .

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  • Samsung Announces 'Unbreakable' OLED Smartphone Panel
Samsung Announces 'Unbreakable' OLED Smartphone Panel

The panel, Samsung claims, is a flexible OLED one with an "unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it". Samsung has developed a highly durable, flexible OLED panel that can survive repeated abuse without cracking. Later it was dropped from 1.8 meters, more than the USA military ever required from its licensing companies, b...

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  • Qualcomm 5G Millimeter Wave Components Unveiled, Paving Way for 5G Enabled Smartphones
Qualcomm 5G Millimeter Wave Components Unveiled, Paving Way for 5G Enabled Smartphones

These modules are said to come as a part of Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G modem that is scheduled to arrive in smartphones in the first half of 2019. The modules support up to 800MHz channel bandwidth in 26.5GHz to 29.5GHz spectrum, and also cover the 27.5 to 28.35GHz and 37 to 40GHz bands. Mm range is best suited to provide 5G coverage in dense...

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  • April the giraffe pregnant a year after becoming viral sensation
April the giraffe pregnant a year after becoming viral sensation

Last year, 1.2 million viewers tuned into Facebook Live and YouTube to watch April the giraffe giving birth. She has lived at Animal Adventure Park since August 2015 and stands at approximately 15ft tall. Last month, park owner Jordan Patch shared that zoologists were evaluating a month's worth of fecal samples from the 17-year-old gira...

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  • Facebook is building a satellite
Facebook is building a satellite

IEEE uncovered FCC filings referring to the Athena satellite, which appeared to point back to Facebook. Athena would likely be a part of Facebook's Internet.org program , which provides regions of the world that lack Internet access with an online connection.

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  • Screen Shot: Google Chrome Now Labels HTTP URLs As Not Secure
Screen Shot: Google Chrome Now Labels HTTP URLs As Not Secure

With the latest version of Google Chrome , all HTTP sites will be marked as " not secure ". The first attempt to flag non-secure websites was in 2016, when Chrome began issuing warnings to users when they entered a site that didn't secure passwords or personal details correctly.

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  • Google's introduction of Security Keys for its staff killed employee phishing
Google's introduction of Security Keys for its staff killed employee phishing

The low-priced items do away with the need for passwords or one-time codes sent by SMS, which have been previously hijacked to attack organisations around the world, with a different way of ensuring two-factor authentication (2FA). If you're in the market for a security key, the most popular manufacturer of them is Yubico , which offers them sta...

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  • IPhone X download speed slower than Galaxy S9, Pixel 2
IPhone X download speed slower than Galaxy S9, Pixel 2

Available on a test, it also shows speed using the Snapdragon 845-based Android device offering faster speeds of 192% compared to iPhone phones. "With both LTE-Advanced speeds and Apple's custom-designed A11 Bionic, the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 8 , iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X provide an incredibly fast wi...

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  • Microsoft rumoured to be preparing streaming-only version of next console
Microsoft rumoured to be preparing streaming-only version of next console

One will be similar to gaming consoles that we see today in terms of functionality, but the other will be dedicated to streaming games . For now, the Xbox Two Cloud console will serve as a cheaper, entry-level console for those that might find the price of the Xbox Two a bit too prohibitive.

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  • Nintendo to ROM sites: Forget cease-and-desist, now we’re suing
Nintendo to ROM sites: Forget cease-and-desist, now we’re suing

In Nintendo's longstanding battle against ROMs and emulators, the company has issued lawsuits to many websites and creators for infringing on copyrights and for the illegal distribution of protected properties. The reason for targeting these two sites is stated in the suit that Nintendo filed. Nintendo is suing for both copyright and tr...

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  • Fallout 76 Beta Will Start in October
Fallout 76 Beta Will Start in October

Details about the Beta will be shared at the upcoming Fallout 76 panel during Quake Con. On the Bethesda forums , it was revealed that the beta will begin sometime in October 2018. If you're not able to make in person, you can check out all the fun via the live stream airing on Mixer . "Thank you again for all your patience, discussion, fee...

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  • Fortnite Birthday Cakes - where to dance in front of different Birthday Cakes
Fortnite Birthday Cakes - where to dance in front of different Birthday Cakes

Following up on when players could expect to see the Slurp Juice buff come into effect in Fortnite , Epic's Neuronbasher stated that "Our versioning strategy changed very recently so 5.10 is correct, then the next biweekly patch afterward would be 5.20 and so on".

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  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro spotted on Qualcomm's website
Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Pro spotted on Qualcomm's website

Xiaomi has also recently trademark a new phone brand: Pocophone. That may seem like an exaggeration when you consider the rumored €420 starting price of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, but keep in mind this is a handset widely expected to pack a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 845 processor.

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  • This Uber Driver Got Suspended for Livestreaming Riders Without Permission
This Uber Driver Got Suspended for Livestreaming Riders Without Permission

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Mr Gargac streamed videos of passengers inside his vehicle to video-streaming website Twitch. Jason Gargac live-streamed passengers' journeys on video-sharing site Twitch, where viewers would comment on their behaviour and appearance.

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  • Sony Releases new IMX586 smartphone sensor - 48 megapixel
Sony Releases new IMX586 smartphone sensor - 48 megapixel

The IMX586 implements the Quad Bayer 2x2 pixel array. Sony says the 48MP sensor will rival that of high-performance SLR cameras , making it possible to capture handsome high resolution images with a smartphone. This product was designed and manufactured with techniques that improve light collection efficiency and photoelectric conversion efficienc...

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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Getting Breath Of The Wild Cycle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Getting Breath Of The Wild Cycle

This morning another nice surprise hit the track. This news comes just a few days after Nintendo's head of software development Shinya Takahashi answered some questions on Twitter and revealed that there would be further updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the near future.

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  • Trump responded to a fine for Google news ZIK.UA
Trump responded to a fine for Google news ZIK.UA

When you've finished this article, shared it with all your friends and followed the writer on Twitter , we'd advise you to do one thing. With European Union regulators' $5 billion fine on Google for violating antitrust law , the respite may be coming to an end.

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