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Apple aims to reboot sales with iPhone 7 launch

Apple will attempt to reboot sales of the iPhone this week after an unprecedented recent decline that has left the tech giant grappling with falling revenue for the first time in over a decade. The company is seeking to entice consumers with a new version of the popular device that features a high-powered camera as its key selling point amid ...

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SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch. The force of the blast shook buildings several miles away. SpaceX said “an anomaly” had occurred while the rocket was being loaded with fuel. No-one was injured, it said. The rocket’s payload, an Israeli-built ...

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iPhone 7 faces claims of supply shortages ahead of launch

Apple may struggle to meet demand for the iPhone 7 when it is released next month due to supply shortages, according to reports. Problems with faulty components among Apple’s suppliers as the company prepares to release the new device could lead  to a shortage of iPhones at release, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. The report quotes sources claiming that ...

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UberEats to launch in Birmingham in expansion of food delivery efforts

Uber is planning to launch its food-delivery service outside London for the first time, expanding its share of the rapidly growing market as it tackles Deliveroo, Just Eat and Amazon. The American cab-hailing app is planning to build on the UberEats service it launched in the capital two months ago, by starting to deliver restaurant meals outside Zone 1, as ...

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Russia To Launch Pokémon Go Clone Without CIA's Satanic Pokémons

Image: “Know Moscow.Photo,” Moscow City Hall The official launch of Pokémon Go in Russia has been delayed indefinitely, but Moscow City Hall promises to release an app by the end of August that’s kind of similar, but instead of stampeding after branded cockfighting critters, users can “catch” “historical figures” like Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Yury Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, ...

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Syria conflict: Rebels launch attack in divided Aleppo

Syrian rebel fighters have launched an assault on government-held districts of Aleppo, after troops cut their only route into the divided northern city. The rebel operation began at dawn on several fronts, with hundreds of shells being fired at western areas. State media said eight people were killed and dozens hurt by the barrage. The attack follows a failed attempt ...

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Facebook Messenger to launch Snapchat-style 'disappearing' messages and end-to-end encryption

Facebook Messenger has become the latest social media app to roll out encryption as a feature on its app, thus making certain conversations completely private. The new feature will be called “Secret Conversations” and will exist within the regular app – similar to an incognito tab in your web browser. The app, currently used by more than 900m people globally, takes its lead from ...

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Winklevoss twins launch bitcoin exchange in the UK

The twin brothers who sued Mark Zuckerberg after claiming he stole their idea for Facebook are opening an exchange for buying and selling bitcoins in the UK. Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, made famous by the Hollywood film The Social Network, which chronicled Mr Zuckerberg’s rise to power, became bitcoin entrepreneurs after winning a $ 65m (£44m) settlement from Facebook. Having ...

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North Korea missile launch 'fails'

North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say. It is unclear what type of missile it was, but it follows three failed tests of the medium-range “Musudan” missile in April. The North is banned by the UN from using any ballistic missile technology. ...

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Kurds launch attack near IS 'capital'

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters has begun a campaign to expel Islamic State (IS) militants from land north of Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is believed to have deployed about 30,000 fighters. US-led coalition warplanes will support the offensive and Russia has also given its backing. The SDF did not mention any plan to take ...

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