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Synchronized Philips Hue lighting hopes to bring the fright to watching Sharknado 2

As if the thought of watching Sharknado 2 wasn't scary enough an idea in itself, the movie's creator is pairing up with Philips to create an immersive experience by allowing you to pair the cinematic experience with Hue lighting to create a synchronized light track with the movie. Users who download the SyFy Sync app for iOS can bring the self-fright by getting the Philips Hue bulbs to pulse in synchronization with Sharknado 2.

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Swatch denies working with Apple on the iWatch

News broke out yesterday that Swatch is working with Apple on the iWatch.Today, in a statement passed on to Bloomberg, the famous brand of watches shot down reports by stating that "Swatch is not working with Apple on Smartwatches". This statement closes the VentureBeat report, which cited unknown sources.

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Razer Nabu will integrate with WeChat, expected to launch with sub-$100 price tag

Razer has confirmed that its up and coming Nabu wearable will integrate with the WeChat messaging service. The wearable is attempting to bind together both the smartwatch and fitness band, offering consumers a single product to carry out multiple tasks. The band itself is set to debut in China, before heading to the US and other targeted markets. As previously touched on, the retail price is expected to be less than $100.

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Rumored Swatch partnership could mean that iWatch is a platform, not a product from Apple

New rumors of the iWatch suggest that Apple's once rumored smartwatch may not be built by Apple itself, but through established watch brands like Swatch and Timex. While earlier rumors posited that the iWatch would be an actual Apple-made product, much in the same manner that the iPhone is Apple's smartphone, the latest round of rumors may indicate that Apple may be creating a smartwatch platform, and if true this mean that Apple could give Android Wear some serious competition.

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Apple mobile payments rumored, could let you ditch your wallet for an iPhone

Apple is rumored to be in talks of launching a mobile wallet initiative, and it could happen as early as this fall alongside the much anticipated iPhone 6. Apple's efforts would allow iPhone owners to pay for goods in physical retail stores by using just their phones, an effort that could lead to people carrying just their iPhone rather than having to carry an iPhone and a wallet.

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Strong subscriber growth powers AT&T's Q2 2014 earnings

AT&T had a great quarter that was driven by the addition of 2 million new users to its wireless and wireline businesses. Combined with the rest of its operations, the carrier reported that revenues were up 1.6 percent, meaning that it took in $32.6 billion. The carrier noted a higher $1 billion operating expense compared to a year ago at $27 billion giving it an operating income of $5.6 billion.

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Facebook posts Q2 2014 earnings: $2.9 billion revenue, 1.32 billion monthly active users

Facebook has just reported its Q2 2014 earnings, showing growth in revenues, income and user numbers. As for the financials, Facebook saw a 61 percent jump in revenue over Q2 2013 to $2.91 billion, with net income also jumping to $791 million, a boost of 139 percent over last year. Operating income, operating margin and EPS were all up substantially from last year.

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OS X Yosemite rumored for October, Retina MacBook Air, 4K desktop along for the ride

It appears that OS X Yosemite may be heading for a late October launch. Given that OS X Mavericks was released around the same time last year, this is not an unreasonable time frame. It also seems that the final release will follow a series of developer previews that will conclude at the end of September, followed by a Golden Master in mid-October. From 9to5Mac:

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iPhone 6 event once again rumored for mid-September

The latest rumor suggests that Apple is tentatively planning to unveil the iPhone 6 in mid-September. With the iPhone 4s having launched in early October, and the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s hitting in subsequent Septembers, mid-September 2014 certainly seems fairly likely for the iPhone 6.

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Marvel celebrates Comic-Con with 99-cent access to 13,000 comics

Marvel Comics has announced that it is letting people access the over 13,000 digital comic book issues in its Marvel Unlimited online service for Android for just $0.99 in a special promotion deal.

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