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Apple Pay Launches in Japan This October

Apple Pay Launches in Japan This October

Mobile network operators KDDI , NTT Docomo and Softbank will also support the service, along with payment networks American Express , Mastercard, iD and QuicPay. Other technology giants are also looking at getting into Japan's mobile-payments market. One of the reasons why Apple is integrating Felica chips in Japan is because Sony's technology is more popular there with 1.9 million payment terminals already using the technology. Read More

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Volkswagen Taking 16.6% Stake in Navistar

Volkswagen Taking 16.6% Stake in Navistar

Meanwhile, Navistar President & CEO Troy Clarke said it would be "logical" to assume that Volkswagen Truck & Bus engines could eventually power Navistar's International Truck and IC Bus models. Deal sources speaking about Navistar's M&A potential earlier this year argued that a Volkswagen might feel compelled to pull the trigger before Navistar's recovery is complete out of fear one of those competitors would strike first, a fear that has now seemingly been neutralized. Read More

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Apple aims to make Apple Watch more engaging

Apple aims to make Apple Watch more engaging

Apple says the Series Watch 2 has the brightest display on any Apple product. In an event today dedicated to the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch, Apple took time out to invite Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke on stage to make the announcement - complete with a Pikachu hatching - that Pokemon Go Plus is coming. Read More

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IPhone 7: iOS 10 holds the key

Besides China, iOS has been doing better elsewhere. IOS 10 is expected to come out alongside the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 in San Francisco this September 7 though its roll-out could take weeks to happen. Slide to unlock is no more. That will remain unchanged - simply press on the home button and when your iPhone recognizes your fingerprint, you're in. Read More

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Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

In the period of August 5 to today, the app only generated $100 million in revenues. This has been the most popular sales and revenue model for several games such as "Candy Crush", "Clash of Clans" and others. And while the game's userbase has dipped here in the United States, the average amount to time players use Pokemon Go per day still exceeds 30 minutes per day. Read More

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Apple Patches Safari, OS X Flaws to Prevent Snooping

On Thursday, it quietly released an update for OSX that does much the same thing, with critical patches coming for the Safari browser and the kernel, or core of the operating system. According to Apple's advisory , the vulnerability in Safari allowed hackers to execute arbitrary code on a victim's computer by tricking him or her into visiting "a maliciously crafted website". Read More

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Canadians charged in Sydney in $23 million cocaine case

Canadians charged in Sydney in $23 million cocaine case

Pictures show the women, often in barely there bikinis, partaking in a range of activities, including drinking coconuts on the beach, riding quad bikes through the desert while making passage on their $20 000 cruise extravaganza. Clive Murray from the Australian Border Forces said the bust came after work alongside U.S. and Canadian authorities. But when they arrived at their final stop on Sunday, Australian federal police found 200 pounds of cocaine in their luggage, and that of ... Read More

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Bang & Olufsen puts a new spin on the portable Bluetooth speaker

Bang & Olufsen puts a new spin on the portable Bluetooth speaker

Audio specialists Bang & Olufsen has introduced two sleek new wireless 360-degree speakers that are created to sit at the centre of any room. First up is a pair of new speakers, the BeoSound 1 and BeoSound 2 . As the sensor detects a person's presence, it is ready for commands through the interface. Then, just turn the wheel to adjust volume or swipe and tap the top for other functions. Read More

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Google Has Officially Discontinued the Chromebook Pixel 2

Google Has Officially Discontinued the Chromebook Pixel 2

The R 13 also feature USB Type-C and Bluetooth 4.0.The Acer Chromebook R 13 will be available in North America in October with prices starting at USA $399, but exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary for other regions. Aside from the laptops launched, Acer also officially announced a new customisable computer being released, the Revo Base Mini PC. Acer is promising nine hours of battery life for the device, which weighs 1.1kg (2.48 pounds) and has a height of 9.98mm ... Read More

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Distracted driving deaths double impaired road fatalities, OPP say in announcing crackdown

Distracted driving deaths double impaired road fatalities, OPP say in announcing crackdown

As of mid-August, the OPP investigated 38 deaths involving an inattentive driver, compared to 19 impaired driving-related deaths. While both of these driving behaviours are equally threatening to the safety of road users, this latest data has the OPP calling for a heightened awareness of the prevalence of distracted drivers and the risks they pose on our roads. Read More

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Pokemon Go loses 15 million users

Pokemon Go loses 15 million users

Bloomberg , which saw the raw data, reported that other major apps such as Instagram, Tinder and Snapchat "can breathe a sigh of relief" now that Pokemania is finally calming. According to Niantic , Pokemon Go "is in the process of being updated " to this new version. So, wonder how many Easter eggs there are in Pokemon Go? How long the popularity will be sustained is anyone's guess, but we're already seeing the decline take place. Read More

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FBI probing cyber breach of NY Times journalists

FBI probing cyber breach of NY Times journalists

The FBI declined to comment, and the Times did not immediately respond to questions about the report's veracity. The officials speaking to CNN said the "intrusions" at the Times and other outlets were detected "in recent months" and said they had been part of a campaign that has also targeted Democratic Party organizations. Read More

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