June 29, 2007 is hot. Texas hot.
I’m hunched beneath an ugly orange awning that features the blue Death Star logo, getting what shade I can out of the thing as it flaps limply in a breeze hot and damp as dog's breath. Behind my back is the cool glass of a store window, on which you can still see the fading outline of recently removed “CINGULAR STORE” vinyl banners. It’s not quite 90F—that’s about 32C for you Celsius fans—but the 90 percent humidity robs the shade of almost all of its comfort. The world is a slowly baking convection oven and the glass I’m leaning on is the only nice thing in it.
A friendly lady from the cosmetics store next door is making the rounds again with bottles of water from a wicker basket, along with coupons for mascara. Her mascara looks solid in spite of the dripping humidity, so I take a coupon.
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Ultimate Britishness experience – wet, grey skies and a huge wait just to be disappointed
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There have been whispers for some time that Samsung is planning to resurrect the fallen Galaxy Note 7, and now the ever-reliable Wall Street Journal has come out with a report detailing Samsung's plan. The existing, non-exploded Note 7 carcasses will be refurbished into the "Galaxy Note 7 FE."
The "FE" stands for "Fandom Edition," and the first batch of 400,000 units is due to hit South Korean shelves on July 7th. Additionally, the report says, a "relatively modest" inventory will be available in other countries, with the exact locations yet to be announced. The latest recall totals from the report say Samsung was forced to recall three million Galaxy Note 7s, so that's still a lot of devices that are unaccounted for.
With great power comes great responsibility -- especially if you're in charge of a big-budget Marvel blockbuster.
Record £500m full-year figure for borg
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Two men and two women are arrested after a probe into an IT support scam.
Twitter can pick up on crime more than an hour faster than the police do via reports, says researchers at Cardiff University.
Never fear – they're moving to, er, Windows 8.1 instead
Thousands of Metropolitan Police computers are still running Windows XP more than a year after the force promised to upgrade them, mayor Sadiq Khan has admitted in response to a Greater London Assembly question.…
Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow asked a professional piercer to put his Opal card chip into his left hand.
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Ubuntu's Unity interface is gone, which means there's one less desktop to choose from in Linux-land. And while dozens remain to choose from, Unity was one of the most polished out there. Many will miss its detail and design.…
Plus BT evaluates startups. Good luck, network kit giants
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The TSA took somebody's rainbow knives, and Instagram commenters were on point with their sharp responses.
Sugar's 'Hint' scraping service populates sales profiles by scraping 70 data sources
Facebook's hit two billion users. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his creation on Wednesday to share the news.…
Redmond owned it, Google invaded. Your options
Analysis Microsoft for decades not only defined personal productivity and team collaboration using Office, Outlook and Exchange – it kept the competition at arm’s length.…
The Nest Cam IQ's 4K sensor improves image quality, but most DIYers won't want to pay.
VMworld content catalog lists live AWS services, Cross Cloud and OpenStack 4.0
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But the transport authority says that invalidates the card
Killjoys at the public transport authority in the Australian State of New South Wales are warning users of stored-value-for-public-transport "Opal Card" that turning them into implants invalidates the card.…