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PayPal enables Skype app payments

PayPal enables Skype app payments

Those sending money to friends or family will need to download the latest version of the Skype iOS or Android app, though the person receiving it can be using any version. The following countries work with this Send Money feature as of this week. Sending is free as long as you use your PayPal balance or a debit card in the United States. Read More

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University Will Receive $506 Million From Apple Because Of Patent Infringement

University Will Receive $506 Million From Apple Because Of Patent Infringement

Interestingly, this comes in the back of another order that required Apple to pay $234 million to WARF on the same charges. Quite a lot, according to US District Judge William Conley in Madison, Wisconsin, who found the world's most profitable smartphone manufacturer guilty of violating a computer processor patent granted to a University of Wisconsin professor and three students way back in 1998. Read More

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YouTube employs the Redirect Method to counter searches for violent extremist videos

YouTube employs the Redirect Method to counter searches for violent extremist videos

Under the new technology, when a potential ISIS recruit searches for extremist content, he will be directed to videos that work toward deconstructing terrorist groups. "This early product integration of the Redirect Method on YouTube is our latest effort to provide more resources and more content that can help change minds of people at risk of being radicalized ", YouTube wrote in its post. Read More

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Microsoft unveils smart thermostat powered by Cortana

Microsoft unveils smart thermostat powered by Cortana

Microsoft notes that Glas has sensors that detect when a person is in the room in order to adjust the temperature, and the thermostat will monitor indoor and outdoor air quality. In commercial buildings, heating and cooling account for 40% of energy usage . The company's Windows 10 IoT Core operating system could be the future of Smart Home applications and devices. Read More

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Josef Newgarden wins Honda Indy Toronto

With two of the best drivers in the current generation sidelined for the day, the next key moment came when Dixon's teammate, Tony Kanaan , nosed in at Turn 1 at Lap 23 and brought out a full-course caution. "I think we had the strongest auto today", he said. Last weekend's race in Iowa, where Hinchcliffe finished 10th, was the 100th of his career, a milestone which he said is "pretty insane to think about". Read More

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Amazon's Prime Day: What to expect this year

Amazon's Prime Day: What to expect this year

Amazon.com, Inc. ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) is making voice-activated shopping a bit more attractive for Alexa users this year, offering special early access and additional deals only for users of their smart speakers. - say, "Alexa, order Greenies dog treats". To see Alexa's Prime Day (July 11) deals without asking, check out Amazon's Alexa Deals page, which shows the current deals available via the vocal assistant and the phrases that unlock them. Read More

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Microsoft Patches All Windows Versions Against Ransomware, Nation-State Attacks

Microsoft Patches All Windows Versions Against Ransomware, Nation-State Attacks

Writing on its Patch Tuesday blog , Microsoft explained that during a security review, it came across some additional vulnerabilities that could be exploited. There's a reason why Microsoft released XP and Server 2003 patches again this month. For manual download links, see "Older Platforms Table 3 of 3" at the bottom of Security Advisory 4025685 (note that the link for Win8 doesn't appear to be working). Read More

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Pandora Media's CEO Tim Westergren to step down: Recode

Pandora Media's CEO Tim Westergren to step down: Recode

Pandora said that Naveen Chopra , a former TiVo executive who joined Pandora as CFO in February, will serve as interim CEO while the company conducts a search for a permanent CEO. SiriusXM's parent company Liberty Media recently invested a minority 19% stake in the company. Said Westergren, "I am incredibly proud of the company we have built". Read More

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Prepare to go off-road in the new Final Fantasy 15 update

Prepare to go off-road in the new Final Fantasy 15 update

The Final Fantasy 15 Type-D off-road auto is one of many free post-release updates introduced to the huge open-world role-playing game following its release in late 2016. As for the upgrade itself, simply go to your Hammerhead base of operations, grab the enhancement for the Type-D, and you're good - it'll even sport hilarious over-sized tires to boot. Read More

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It is unclear whether Public Protector can recommend amending Constitution

It is unclear whether Public Protector can recommend amending Constitution

Mkhwebane said her investigation had found that the apartheid government breached the constitution by supplying Bankorp, which was acquired by Absa in 1992, with a series of bailouts from 1985 to 1995. Mkhwebane has also directed the portfolio committee on justice and correctional services to initiate a process to amend the Constitution. South African bonds weakened on Monday afternoon in line with the rand, which in turn, was affected by local political concerns. Read More

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Project Cars 2 release date announced

Project Cars 2 release date announced

The E3 trailer has been released alongside details on the game's first public demo, as it'll be on the Bandai Namco Entertainment Booth ready to be played and tried out. This could end up being the ultimate modern racing sim, so you'll want to keep a close eye on this. Showcasing the open structure of the Project CARS franchise, the E3 Sizzle trailer presents the game's "sandbox" approach to its career mode that allows drivers an open path to achieving their motorsport dreams. Read More

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