• That $800 iPhone 8 Plus costs Apple $288 to make
That $800 iPhone 8 Plus costs Apple $288 to make

Moreover, the screen screens with True Tone display technology and the mechanical enclosures of the iPhone 8 were some of the most pricey components. Kuo also believes that the iPhone X is Apple's most innovative smartphone since the launch of the iPhone 6 in 2014. Even though OLED is meant to use less energy than LCD, it makes sense for t...

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  • Backgrounder: Major parties in German federal election 2017
Backgrounder: Major parties in German federal election 2017

Merkel offered Germans "a combination of the experience of recent years, in which we have achieved plenty, and curiosity for the new" during the pair's only head-to-head debate of the campaign. The impact of Ms Merkel on the European Union has been "huge and underestimated", said Mr Kornelius. That the party managed to remain so stable in this situ...

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  • New Bose QC35 II Headphones Are Optimized For Google Assistant
New Bose QC35 II Headphones Are Optimized For Google Assistant

Yes, that price is $90 more expensive than Apple's AirPods , which have dominated the totally wireless headphone market (and wireless headphone market as a whole). In other words, you've got everything from the original QuietComfort 35s, plus access to Google Assistant . Press and hold the Action button, and your own personal Google is ready ...

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  • Reliance Jio prevails over Airtel, Idea as Trai cuts IUC
Reliance Jio prevails over Airtel, Idea as Trai cuts IUC

Terming the cut in call termination charges as "disastrous", industry body COAI today said its members - which include the likes of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone - may move court against regulator Trai's decision. The new rate will be applicable from October 1, 2017, and will be completely eliminated from January 1, 2020. The telecom regulato...

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  • Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Deshaun Watson was impressive during his first start as an National Football League quarterback Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals . The Bengals' offensive line struggles are a huge concern coming into a game against the Texans' front seven, but Houston's offensive line is a mess as well.

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  • Volkswagen reveals electric intentions at Frankfurt Motor Show
Volkswagen reveals electric intentions at Frankfurt Motor Show

Though the number has fallen 10% from the previous show in 2015, 228 new vehicles and technologies will be on display for the first time. Underscoring that similarity, Volkswagen, like BMW , employs the anomalous "four-door coupe " term to describe this latest CROZZ, and characterized this version as closer to production than its predecessor.

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  • Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Pro takes on Apple's Macbook
Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Pro takes on Apple's Macbook

While it's debatable as to how similar-looking the Mi Notebook Pro and the MacBook Pro are (naming convention aside), Xiaomi wasn't exactly helping by dedicating a keynote slide to mocking the lack of mainstream ports on Apple's machine.

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  • Idaho ACT scores drop, but still top national averages
Idaho ACT scores drop, but still top national averages

Staples said in a press release. However, the national organization calculates the state's average ACT score for both public and private school students using a student's "most recent score". Despite the increasing number of students taking the ACT, the SAT is still the dominant college-admissions test in Virginia. Georgia's overall composite sco...

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  • Shelter Animals Flown To Safety Away From Hurricane Irma's Path
Shelter Animals Flown To Safety Away From Hurricane Irma's Path

Cooke says there are over 850 animals that are being sent to new homes . She said she knows she can handle taking dogs from other regions because she recently began pulling dogs from kill shelters in Chicago . "It's wonderful to be able to help these animals in some way". Oklahoma wasn't the only state to receive the shelter dogs. We worked d...

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  • Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun
Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun

In most areas, though, people saw "only" a partial eclipse. Apparently, planning a trip where the ultimate goal is to intersect with the Great American Eclipse along its very narrow "path of totality" requires a bit more planning than getting into the vehicle with a valid credit card and a can of Pringles to munch on along the way.

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  • China's Xi Pledges to Properly Address Differences With South Korea
China's Xi Pledges to Properly Address Differences With South Korea

China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to address differences between the two countries properly, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. Tillerson had said he hoped that the lack of missiles launches or other "provocative acts" by Pyongyang could mean a path could be ope...

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  • SpaceX Will Launch and Land a Rocket Today
SpaceX Will Launch and Land a Rocket Today

After lift off, the team landed the rocket's first stage on a drone ship near the base in the Pacific Ocean. In Los Angeles, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Su Fong-chin (蘇芳慶) address a party celebrating the launch , saying that success does not come easy in space.

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  • U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyer
U.S. admiral says remains found inside damaged destroyer

The collision was the second in two months involving a destroyer from the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is based in Yokosuka, Japan. Following the Monday crash , Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson said "this trend demands forceful action", foreshadowing Aucoin's ouster.

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  • Nintendo Switch's Exclusive Rocket League Cars Look Great
Nintendo Switch's Exclusive Rocket League Cars Look Great

Whether or not players use the Mario or Luigi cars will depend on which team color they select before the match. Rocket League on the Nintendo Switch now has a holiday 2017 launch window, coming with local wireless multiplayer and cross-play capabilities between the PC and Xbox One versions of the game.

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  • Samsung is working on a smart speaker to rival Amazon Echo
Samsung is working on a smart speaker to rival Amazon Echo

He also confirmed the product would launch "soon". With Spotify, Bixby users will be able to use voice commands to play/pause songs alongside other functions. While Koh did not provide a lot of details - for example, it's not been confirmed if the device will actually be powered by Bixby - he does mention the possibility of an announcement comi...

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  • They're all dead behind the eyes in Shenmue 3's first teaser trailer
They're all dead behind the eyes in Shenmue 3's first teaser trailer

It's good to finally see some action but one thing that unfortunately stands out in the lead character's dead expression throughout. Characters are blocky, emotions are static and textures do seem to fall flat. KitGuru Says: With Shenmue 3 set to fully focus on nostalgia, I hope it doesn't emulate its predecessor 2 much as the series has experien...

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  • OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color
OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color

After releasing the Soft Gold edition for the OnePlus 5 earlier this month, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced that the Slate Gray edition of the phone will now be available in the 8GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage variant.

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  • Charlottesville response: 'Trump's opponents would like this to be his end'
Charlottesville response: 'Trump's opponents would like this to be his end'

That day, Trump tweeted , "Memorial service today for handsome and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman". Cooper also said that a state law that requires state officials to approve any action to remove those statues should be repealed.

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  • How to Watch the Eclipse Safely
How to Watch the Eclipse Safely

In an arc from OR to SC, 10 states will be in the path of totality , experiencing total darkness. It doesn't seem like the total solar eclipse will affect your pets so much, but because of the darkness, it may affect wildlife in the area.

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  • Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago
Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago

Those glasses have become hot commodities, especially since Amazon recalled glasses sold on the site that don't meet safety standards . They'll be handing out glasses this week in Chicago. and 5:30-9 p.m. You can pick up a pair at Baderbrau in the South Loop (2515 S. Wabash Ave.), the National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St.) and the D...

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  • Taylor Swift Wins $1 In Groping Trial Against DJ David Mueller
Taylor Swift Wins $1 In Groping Trial Against DJ David Mueller

According to Swift, Mueller groped her backside while the photo was being taken. Swift, 27, countersued for assault and battery, and the cases were heard together during a week-long trial in a Denver federal court, where Mueller's slander allegations were dismissed on Friday due to a lack of evidence.

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  • Google Allo Now Available For Desktop Users
Google Allo Now Available For Desktop Users

Google Allo for the web is fine, but not all feature will work here. The Allo web app looks set to launch with the app now displaying a link to " Allo for Web " now appearing in the sidebar of the app. Google Allo on the web works pretty much like WhatsApp on the web: it is a mirror of the phone application As such, one is able to chat...

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  • Undergrad student leads scientists to discover almost 100 unknown volcanoes
Undergrad student leads scientists to discover almost 100 unknown volcanoes

Geologists think the region, which sits two kilometres below ice in west Antarctica, will dwarf east Africa's volcanic ridge , which is rated as the world's densest concentration of volcanoes. This story originally appeared on The Independent . Researchers said there is a volcano every 4,800 square miles. The cones they found were compared to...

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  • Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans Could Happen In The Near Future
Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans Could Happen In The Near Future

Pigs have always been thought to be excellent candidates for transplants due to similar sizes between their organs and ours. EGenesis Inc is a USA biotech firm working on trying to make animal-to-human organ transplant safe and effective.

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  • Amazon and Best Buy will be retail launch partners for Essential Phone
Amazon and Best Buy will be retail launch partners for Essential Phone

The amount of funding wasn't a surprise - reports that the company had raised $300 million have trickled out since June - but the company just disclosed the investors in the round, which includes Amazon, on Wednesday. The funding news was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the still-mysterious startup. The release date itself is still somew...

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  • Stargazers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Across Parts of Europe and Asia
Stargazers Enjoy Lunar Eclipse Across Parts of Europe and Asia

Channel your inner science teacher . Eclipses happen when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow and does a sexy peek-a-boo for the earthlings watching it. This eclipse is special for a couple of reasons: (1) It is the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979 and (2) The last total solar eclipse ...

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  • Google cuts up to $200 off its Pixel phones
Google cuts up to $200 off its Pixel phones

The Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 have been dominating headlines for months, but the floodgates finally opened for Google's Pixel 2 over the past week. On Pixel 2, it covers only about 20%. The Google Pixel 2 will likely be unveiled in October. It turned out this information was indeed right when the live photograph of the Pixel 2 made headl...

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  • Tesla seeks $1.5 billion junk bonds issue to fund Model 3 production
Tesla seeks $1.5 billion junk bonds issue to fund Model 3 production

Beyond the Model 3 production ramp, Tesla also intends to expand support infrastructure, including its Supercharger and service networks to accommodate a larger customer base. "Obviously, that's like the promised land right there". Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd.

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  • Australian Teen's Feet Eaten by Mystery Sea Creatures
Australian Teen's Feet Eaten by Mystery Sea Creatures

His father has since posted a sickening video of the creatures - scooped out of the water with a net and believed to be sea lice - feasting on chunks of raw meat. A pool of blood was formed on the floor at the hospital when his legs were wiped. "I collected these unusual creatures from the same spot last night by trapping them in a net and stan...

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  • Toyota and Mazda play Trump's card
Toyota and Mazda play Trump's card

Shifting production of those cars out of a plant in Canada is going to enable Toyota to boost output of RAV4 crossovers. The companies expect the plant to begin operations by 2021. The companies said their collaboration will respect their mutual independence and equality. Toyota is also courting compact vehicle maker Suzuki Motor Corp.to co...

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