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Apple is moving its UK headquarters to Battersea power station — an iconic building in South West London in the middle of a $10 billion regeneration project. The iPhone-maker will be moving into the former boiler house in what was previously a functioning coal-fired power station, decommissioned in 1983. The decision has been greeted with enthusiasm by the UK government, as a vote of confidence in London after the political and economic fallout of Brexit.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth.

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By Helen Reid READING, England (Reuters) - Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-meter robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union. "We're waiting to get a clear idea of what the future might be before we make any significant investments," owner Nick Bion said at the company his father founded in 1964 in Reading, west of London. Britain's economy has held up better than most economists predicted since voters chose in June to quit the EU.

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By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Software maker Apttus has raised more money from private investors, postponing plans for an initial public share offer until next year because of the current uncertainties facing markets, including the U.S. presidential election. Apttus was putting the finishing touches on its IPO filing early this year, just as the stocks of cloud computing companies took a beating. A deep sell-off in February hit the likes of Salesforce.com Inc and Workday Inc and effectively shut down IPO opportunities for many software start-ups, with the subsequent rally in share prices only adding to the uncertainty.

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DC's ensemble film has grossed $318.5 million in the US alone.

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Navigation services provider TomTom NV said on Tuesday it has won a contract to supply Volvo AB trucks in Europe with mapping and traffic data. The Amsterdam-based company also said it has expanded its traffic data contract with Volkswagen AG to cover all of the German automaker's Skoda models over the course of 2017. TomTom traffic data has previously been available for Volkswagen-branded vehicles as well as Volkswagen-owned brands Audi, Porsche and Bentley. (Reporting by Toby Sterling)

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Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines. The South Korean tech company's comments came as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned of problems with some of Samsung's top-load washing machines, following media reports that they had exploded. Certain top-load washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016 were affected, both the company and the CPSC said.

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The VR experience comes ahead of Hollywood's 2017 adaptation of the franchise, and celebrates Ghost in the Shell's 25th anniversary.

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Although it isn't as popular as Spotify (yet) , Apple Music has apparently done a better job of satisfying paying customers. This week, J.D. Power shared the results of its first streaming music satisfaction survey, and Apple Music came out on top. DON'T MISS:  An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 "Apple Music is nearly always used on Apple devices, and the service performs highest in overall satisfaction in part because of the halo effect stemming from the brand’s ecosystem," J.D. Power explains, according to 9to5Mac . In other words, Apple fans love their devices, as well as the apps and services on those devices. "Apple Music has the highest incidence of customers who say they selected their provider because it is part of their device ecosystem, and the brand’s phone and tablet customers have the highest levels of commitment." The survey looked at seven different streaming music services: Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify and TuneIn. With six key measures in mind, including performance, cost, content and customer service, Apple Music managed to secure the top spot with 834 points. To put that into perspective, Rhapsody came in second place with 826, Pandora took third with 825 and Spotify fell to fourth place with 824. Amazon and Google, which were tied for last, still managed to rack up 818 points. The quality of these services is fairly subjective, especially considering how similar each of their content libraries are, but, at least for now, it appears that Apple Music has the most loyal and satisfied customers.

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After piecing together a vague evolutionary theory, an anecdote about blind orchestral auditions, and a theory of likability from a self-help book, Greathouse concludes that women would be better off in professional settings by covering up the fact they’re women. A gender-neutral persona allows women to access opportunities that might otherwise be closed to them. If you identify your team via their initials (men and women), you effectively strip out all preconceptions related to race, ethnicity and gender.

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There are a surprising number of options when it comes to picking a drop-top to enjoy with three of your friends. Here are the best ones.

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects to have recovered more than 80 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea by Oct. 1, when the firm plans to resume sales of the device in its home market. Samsung, in a statement, reiterated its request for all consumers affected by the recall to turn in their devices. On Sept. 2, Samsung announced a global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7s in 10 markets due to faulty batteries causing some of the phones to catch fire.

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A few days ago, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger talked about the studio’s franchises including Star Wars . He revealed that a new movie is scheduled for 2020 and more  Star Wars movies could follow after 2021 . He also talked about Rogue One , the first Star Wars story Disney is making, and said that while interest in the film is high, he doesn’t expect the movie to match The Force Awakens ’ box office take. DON’T MISS: One of the iPhone 8’s hottest new features was just unveiled by another company This, apparently, prompted The Guardian to wonder whether J.J. Abrams has ruined Disney’s Star Wars plans for the future, by sticking to telling a Skywalker and Solo story in Episode VII . The Force Awakens is a great movie, but one that has everything Star Wars  fans expect, including beloved main characters. The Skywalkers and Solos are back, and they have children and worthy successors. Rogue One , meanwhile, will tell a different kind of story. One that might lack lightsabers and Jedi knights. Instead, it’ll be a story about the regular people in the Star Wars universe, the rebel fighters that made possible the destruction of the first Death Star. Because Rogue One lacks any of the iconic Star Wars characters, Star Wars fans might not give it a similarly warm reception. Without Skywalkers and Solos in it, the movie won’t be as entertaining, The Guardian notes. That’s certainly an accurate presumption, but that doesn’t mean the film will be a flop at the box office. And no, J.J. Abrams did not ruin Disney’s Star Wars plans for the future, just because he needed to utilize characters and elements from the original trilogy to make sure his Star Wars  take isn't another Phantom Menace . Can Rogue One be a worse movie than this year’s Batman v. Superman ? Or Suicide Squad ? These “flops” generated hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales, and that's in spite of bad reviews. Rogue One is likely to be a hit at the box office come December, even if it’s probably futile to expect it to break The Force Awakens ’ record. The only reason I can think for Rogue One “flopping” is that it’s a movie whose ending is already written. Its ending, whatever it is, is a happy one. The rebels will steal the plans to the Death Star no matter the cost. It’ll probably lack a sequel, and it doesn’t need one. In a world dominated by Darth Vader, some courageous individuals managed to breach the security of the most feared organization in space. That’s a story Star Wars fans will want to see, and Rogue One  will deliver it. Overall, an underperforming Rogue One wouldn’t make Disney’s Star Wars future any less bright, especially considering what’s coming next. Episodes VIII and IX will probably generate as much interest as The Force Awakens  if not more. And a standalone Han Solo movie is the kind of flick that will sell a boatload of tickets, because Han Solo.

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Over the past few years, much has been written about BlackBerry’s historic fall from grace. In a turn of events that already has the trappings of a classic Business School 101 case-study, the famed Canadian tech giant once ruled the smartphone market with an iron fist before Apple swooped in out of nowhere and pushed them to the brink of irrelevance. Once it became clear that Apple’s take on the modern-day smartphone was where the entire industry was headed, BlackBerry tried to implement all sorts of gimmicks, strategy re-shifts, and executive shuffling in an effort to stay afloat. Alas, there was nothing that BlackBerry could do to remain relevant in a smartphone market that quickly became a two-horse race between Apple and Android. DON'T MISS:  An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 Amid mounting losses, BlackBerry earlier today signaled its intention to stop developing BlackBerry smartphones in-house. Instead, the company will pivot (yet again!) and will now focus its efforts exclusively on security and software while leaving the hardware to third parties. Interestingly enough, Apple now appears to be taking up more and more ground in the enterprise, an area that BlackBerry once dominated. In the wake of Apple inking a new and sweeping iPhone/iPad deployment deal with Deloitte, the Financial Times asked Tim Cook about BlackBerry’s aforementioned announcement. Not one to mince words, Cook said: "I think their sales have been fairly low for a while. We are very focused on the opportunity and we see it as massive." Indeed, with Apple looking for more ways to grow the iPhone line, the company in recent years has been paying increasingly more attention to the enterprise.

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Thursday's Google Doodle celebrates the birthday of László József Bíró, inventor of the ballpoint pen.

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One of the more common ways that purveyors of malware are able to trick unsuspecting users into downloading malicious software is to prey upon the public’s insatiable appetite for celebrity news, photos and gossip. As a result, some celebrity-oriented search queries tend to be associated with a greater likelihood of downloading malware than others. As Intel notes , malicious actors are quick to put up websites “loaded with malware that can steal passwords and personal information,” especially in the days preceding new movie and music releases and in the days following a major celebrity breakup a’la the recent divorce news involving Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. DON'T MISS:  An Apple employee just leaked details about the iPhone 8 Earlier today, Intel published its list of the “most dangerous celebrities” to search for, and checking in at the top of the list is comedian Amy Schumer. Filling out the top 10 are Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith, Rhianna, Miley Cyrus, Chris Hardwick, Danieth Tosh, Selena Gomez  and Kesha. All in all, the list isn’t too surprising, though the presence of Carson Daly at number three is somewhat startling. Looking specifically at musicians, artists of note that didn’t crack the top-10 still include a who’s who of entertainers. This year’s riskiest celebrities included some of the most sensational, chart-topping pop artists such as Justin Bieber (No. 2), Rihanna (No. 5), Miley Cyrus (No. 6), Selena Gomez (No. 9) and Kesha (10). Pop, rap, hip-hop and a bit of country were represented by Drake (No. 13), Katy Perry (No. 14), Jason Aldean (No. 16), Justin Timberlake (No. 17), Jennifer Lopez (No. 18), Lady Gaga (No. 19), Nicki Minaj (No. 20), Iggy Azalea (No. 27), Beyoncé (No. 28) and Usher (No. 29) as they rounded out the top 30. While it should go without saying, Intel urges users to only click on search results from reputable sites and, naturally, to avoid any and all Torrent links.

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Consulting firm will try to help the iPhone maker boost sales of iOS devices to businesses.

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An auto repair shop in Poland does just fine running some of its operations on a C64C from the '80s, thank you very much.

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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty ImagesAn adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno is set to hit theaters at the end of October, but another adventure featuring its hero will be hitting in 2017: Doubleday Books will release Dan Brown’s Origin next September.

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Tinder is testing a feature that could mean more views for your profile. And hopefully more matches.

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There’s really one thing Samsung has to improve by this time next year to make the Galaxy Note 8 an exciting device: the battery . Making one that doesn't explode is a good first step. But Samsung will bring other new features to its next-gen phablet, and a redesigned S Pen stylus with a crazy new feature might be one of them. DON’T MISS:  No one is talking about the game-changing new iPhone 7 Plus feature coming in iOS 10.1 The stylus is the iconic feature of the Galaxy Note family, a device that lets Samsung offer phablet fans a series of software tricks that aren’t available on other devices. The Galaxy Note 7’s S Pen brings over a slew of improvements compared to its predecessor, but Samsung has no plans to stop refining it. A newly discovered patent indicates that Samsung is toying with the idea of including a speaker in the S Pen stylus of the future. First seen by Patently Mobile , the patent describes a speaker system that would work differently depending on the position of the stylus. When the S Pen is docked, the sound will be emitted from the bottom of the stylus. When in use, the sound will come from the S Pen enclosure. Such a creation would help Samsung free up space inside the Galaxy Note, as it could do away with the speaker and speaker grille that are found on the current Galaxy Note. The extra space could be used to boost battery capacity or house additional components. As is the case with other patents, the technology described in this new Samsung patent might never find its way to commercial products. However, it’s still interesting to see Samsung looking to extend the use of one of the best Galaxy Note features. Meanwhile, Samsung still has to clean up after its Galaxy Note 7 debacle. No matter how nifty its new stylus features might be, batteries that don’s explode are sexier.

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The global shipping industry, ravaged by collapsing revenues, defensive mergers and the failure of major player South Korea's Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd , is slowly waking up to the redeeming potential of technology. While sensor-laden containers, smart ships and 3D printing have grabbed the headlines, the start-ups making the biggest inroads are those working on something more basic - streamlining the interaction between shippers, freight forwarders, and those actually transporting the goods. "This is way up there on the list of insanely complex systems with enormous impact on the global economy," says Trae Stephens of Founders Fund, which this week led a $65 million investment round in Flexport, a start-up focusing on providing logistics services and data.

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HBO has renewed its new stoner comedy High Maintenance for a second season. High Maintenance is renewed for a second season on @HBO. "The response to the new episodes exceeded all of our expectations," said HBO programming president Casey Bloys in an official statement.

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