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That's right - in order to use Allo for web, you need to scan a QR code from your browser with a mobile device that has the Allo app installed already. Allo on the web works differently to messaging services like Facebook Messenger or Google's own Hangouts. Allo for web shows what's on the mobile app.
  • YouTube unveils buffet of new series, and plans for virtual reality

    YouTube unveils buffet of new series, and plans for virtual reality

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    The new VR180 format will work in Cardboard , Daydream, and PSVR to begin with, appearing as a normal flat video on other devices and inside browsers. The idea, Google said, is to make the creation of immersive video less onerous by only worrying about the pixels in front of the viewer. Google notes that it'll introduce new affordable cameras for VR180 so that anyone can make VR videos.
  • Whole Foods shares keep rising in bidding war speculation

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    Chief Executive Officer John Mackey , who agreed to sell the company to Amazon.com Inc. last week, said he was first set up with the e-commerce giant on a "blind date" about six weeks ago and fell in love after conversing for hours. "I think the most important aspect of the purchase is that it gives Amazon 440 refrigerated distribution centers in the USA and probably puts their distribution presence within 10 miles of 80% of the population and within 90% of the wealthy population", he ...
  • Tropical Storm Bret forms in Atlantic off Venezuelan coast

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    The system is forecast to reach tropical storm strength on Monday. It now has winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving west at 23 miles per hour. The further east this system goes the better the scenario is for our area, with a more westward track increasing the flooding threat for the entire area along with tropical storm-like winds and coastal flooding.
  • G7 summit kicks off in Italy

    G7 summit kicks off in Italy

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    The meeting of environment ministers from the G7 countries just concluded in Bologna, Italy , with a joint communique on a range of environmental issues, but with separate lengthy chapters on climate change and the role of multilateral development banks that were not endorsed by the United States .
  • Apple adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

    Apple adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

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    Wired keyboards are dead. iOS 11 is out for developers now, with a final release expected in September. The tech has been built into the phones since 2014, to enable contactless Apple Pay transactions, but it's not been opened up to other uses until now.
  • Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

    Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

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    The announcements follow complaints that Apple has let its Mac computers languish in favor of its better-selling products, namely the iPhone. Some industry-watchers have also predicted Apple will announce hardware similar to Amazon's Echo device for the home, which has been a hot-seller in the USA.
  • Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

    Southwestern Montana deputy killed in shootout

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    A BOLO alert was issued for law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Marshall Barrus was shot in the head and taken to the hospital. Moore died less than two miles away from where a state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed in 2010.
  • Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers

    Qualcomm sues four Apple contract manufacturers

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    The FTC is investigating Qualcomm's alleged antitrust practices, while Apple went ahead and sued the company for overcharging for critical chips used in the iPhone. With the contractors in turn not paying Qualcomm - at Apple's direction, Qualcomm says - the chipmaker last month was forced to slash third-quarter forecasts because it's unclear when the royalties will be paid.
  • Galaxy S8, S8+ Will Support Daydream VR Later This Year

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    What do you think of Google's VR efforts? Google is working on standalone headsets with Lenovo Group Ltd. and HTC Corp., the company said. These headsets will be coming sometime later this year. Daydream VR has so far been an experience that has run on your smartphone, but now it's making the jump into a standalone headset. That's a bit of a surprise, although the Chinese OEM's Moto Z is still one of very few non-Google smartphones capable of connecting to the Daydream platform.
  • Daredevils climb to top of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

    Daredevils climb to top of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

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    Once they reached the top of the bridge, Teatime said, the friends made a decision to perform somersaults and hang their bodies to add another level of thrill to the climb. 'But for any explorer the Golden Gate Bridge is an absolute must-do, as it's the tallest bridge in the USA and such an iconic structure, ' he said.