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Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 as "Galaxy Note FE"
- May 19, 2017

The leaked image of Galaxy C10 smartphone, posted on Weibo, suggest that the smartphone will be made available in a Rose Colour variant, as pointed out in Android Headlines report. Both phones are said to support AI assistant Bixby and might come with a dedicated Bixby Button to activate the assistant expeditiously. We may also see the smartphone with 6 GB RAM and 6 inch display screen. (more...)
Google Photos Gets New Features, Hits 500 Million Users Google Photos Gets New Features, Hits 500 Million Users
- May 19, 2017

Or those pictures at a family bbq you forgot to share with your cousins/family? Believe it or not, but Google Photos has 500 million users worldwide. Google Photos will notify contacts when new photos from shared libraries contacts are backed up in their library. Shortly after taking a photo, a notification will pop up, listing the names of people pictured in the shot, at which point Google will ask if you want to share it with them. (more...)
Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls Corbyn sets out radical manifesto for United Kingdom polls
- May 18, 2017

Some opinion polls suggest Theresa May and the Tories could win more than 400 on 8 June. Under Gordon Brown in the 2010 general election , Labour picked up 29 percent of the vote, compared to the Tories 36 percent, while in 2015 Ed Miliband got 30 percent behind David Cameron's 37 percent. (more...)
Facebook fined 150000 euros by French data watchdog Facebook fined 150000 euros by French data watchdog
- May 18, 2017

The Dutch privacy authority said on Tuesday that Facebook has now put an end to methods that breached national law. Facebook's move to merge data from the WhatsApp messaging service with its own alarmed regulators previous year, triggering probes and a pledge from Facebook to stop processing United Kingdom data during an investigation there. (more...)
Instagram introduces Snapchat-like AR selfie filters Instagram introduces Snapchat-like AR selfie filters
- May 18, 2017

However, the 8 initial Face Filters on Instagram works in a similar manner as that of Snapchat which lets you add Koala ears, nerd glasses, a butterfly crown, bunny ears, other animal faces and wrinkle-smooth makeup effects to make your selfie a flawless one. (more...)
China's Xi says Belt and Road summit reaches consensus, achieves positive outcomes
- May 17, 2017

Xi said that 68 countries have signed the agreement of cooperation. Referring to the statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs on March 13, a day before the two-day B&R summit, it said India also cited the potential debt burden as one of its other concerns, saying that, "connectivity initiatives must follow the principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create an unsustainable debt burden for communities". (more...)
Haley: US might look at sanctions on countries aiding North Korea Haley: US might look at sanctions on countries aiding North Korea
- May 17, 2017

The development adds to the dangers exposed by the WannaCry ransomware and provides another piece of evidence that a North Korea-linked hacking group may be behind the attacks. In China, 66 of the country's universities were affected by the global ransomware attack, authorities said. "The government has kept the stance that the inter-Korean dialogue channel should be reopened". (more...)
Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T
- May 17, 2017

Core i9-7900X: 10 cores, 20 threads, 3.3GHz base, 4.3GHz Turbo, 4.5GHz Turbo Boost 3.0, 13.75MB of L3, 44 lanes of PCIe 3.0. Intel's i7-7740X steps up the game a little as a quad-core chip with double the threads of its little brother, along the same lane count and RAM. (more...)
Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled
- May 16, 2017

When Jorge had his, he had the big ears. Andy Pettitte? "Andy had the big nose", Jeter said. Jeter said during his speech between games of the Yankees-Astros doubleheader. His speech was short but sweet, and if you were expecting waterworks during the ceremony, you haven't been watching. That includes No. 8 retired to honor two different Hall of Fame Yankees catchers - Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra. (more...)
Ebola Kills 3 in Congo Ebola Kills 3 in Congo
- May 16, 2017

The Belgian branch of the medical charity MSF said it was sending teams, equipment and medicines to the area with the help of the Congolese government but conceded that "there are many logistical constraints ". World Health Organization is working with the government to co-ordinate a response. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic poses a public health emergency that can affect the whole world and affect the socio-economic and structural transformation of Africa. (more...)
Which Way Traders Signposts Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Stocks? Which Way Traders Signposts Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) Stocks?
- May 16, 2017

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Independent Advisor Alliance purchased a new stake in Marathon Oil during the fourth quarter worth $103,000. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.74%. Marathon Petroleum Corp's payout ratio is 65.16%. (more...)
Snapchat's user base is loyal, but that might not be enough Snapchat's user base is loyal, but that might not be enough
- May 15, 2017

Shares are down almost 25% in after-hours trading at the time of this writing. Snap missed analyst revenue estimates by $US10 ($14) million, bringing in $US149.6 ($203) million in revenue. " Facebook has released a series of Stories-like products throughout the past year, including Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, WhatsApp Status and Messenger Day". (more...)
Leaked OnePlus 5 Specs Surpass Galaxy S8
- May 15, 2017

Third-party Chinese resellers like GearBest have also listed the OnePlus 5 ahead of its official launch. Another important detail in the leaked specs sheet is that the OnePlus 5 will indeed have up to 8 GB of RAM. The screenshot shows the OnePlus 5's impressive scores of 1963 for single-core and 6687 for multi-core. The design of the phone is more or less same as the OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 with minor changes here and there. (more...)
Centre adds new items in WPI, IIP calculations Centre adds new items in WPI, IIP calculations
- May 13, 2017

India's industrial output grew at a robust 2.7 percent in March from 1.9 percent in February, mainly due to a revision in the base year to 2011-12, replacing the current base of 2004-05. "The growth in the manufacturing sector has seen a marked improvement under the new series which only raises the hope of having a high growth of the sector in coming months as measures taken by the Government yields results" said Mr. (more...)
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
- May 13, 2017

Both Uber and Levandowski have impeded Waymo's efforts to ascertain whether the 14,000 stolen files were ever actually used in Uber's self-driving vehicle project, a key to determining culpability. The ruling represents something of a victory for Waymo, which after eight years of autonomous auto research is considered to be among the front-runners in the coming mobility revolution. (more...)
Leak delays start of 200th spacewalk at International Space Station Leak delays start of 200th spacewalk at International Space Station
- May 13, 2017

He and Commander Peggy Whitson were fit checking their spacesuits in advance of Friday's spacewalk . The job marked Fischer's first-ever spacewalk. For now, they're sharing Whitson's hose. The outing is the first for Fischer, who goes by the nickname '2Fish'. "Oh my gosh, this is lovely", Fischer said as he worked 250 miles above the planet. (more...)
Home Entertainment Ajith Vivegam Movie Teaser Released - Watch Vivegam Teaser - Never Home Entertainment Ajith Vivegam Movie Teaser Released - Watch Vivegam Teaser - Never
- May 12, 2017

Ajith in a still from Vivegam teaser. It is worldwide spy thriller by Siva's directional with the female lead Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan. Also, the movie features with Akshara Haasan, Vivek Oberoi, and Samuel playing the major roles in the Vivegam movie. (more...)
Trump to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Wednesday
- May 12, 2017

They originally were scheduled to meet in Fairbanks, but the plans were changed at the last minute so Lavrov could come to Washington . No other details are disclosed. Trump has said he has no ties to Russia and isn't aware of any involvement by his aides in any Russian election interference. -Russian cooperation on counterterrorism, the point on which Russian state-backed media reports the two countries can "rather easily" find common ground - but Trump's hopes for a warmer relationship ... (more...)
500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal
- May 12, 2017

At its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is now on over 500 million devices. A few months ago, Microsoft revealed that over 400 Million Devices are running on Windows 10. It sounds boring for regular Windows users, and it is, but developers will surely be excited to discover them. Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new tools meant to democratize artificial intelligence by enabling machine smarts to be built into software from smartphone games to ... (more...)
Google Buys VR Company Owlchemy Labs Google Buys VR Company Owlchemy Labs
- May 12, 2017

The specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company has acquired Austin , Texas-based Owlchemy Labs , the developer behind a number of acclaimed PC and console VR games like Job Simulator and more recently Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. (more...)
8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China 8 dead, 20 injured after moderate quake in far western China
- May 12, 2017

An natural disaster measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale had hit western China in 2013, killing at least 268 people. The administration also said that 180 buildings collapsed and that 789 people were affected. The quake hit Ludian at 7:11 pm at a depth of 10 km, according to CENC. "I'm feeling dizzy", he said. Located in the southernmost part of Xinjiang, Pishan is about 1,800 kilometres away from the regional capital of Urumqi and covers 39,700 square kilometres. (more...)
Xiaomi goes offline: Opens first store in India in Bengaluru Xiaomi goes offline: Opens first store in India in Bengaluru
- May 12, 2017

The maiden "Mi Home" store in Bengaluru is located on the lower ground floor of the posh Phoenix MarketCity Mall and is in close proximity to local mobile retailer Poorvika and Apple's iStore (operated by Reliance Digital). "Setting up offline stores will also help to make our products more readily available for buyers across the country", Manu Jain, vice president (global), and managing director (India), Xiaomi, said in statement. (more...)
Markets at all-time high as Sensex breaches 30200 points, Nifty eyes 9400
- May 12, 2017

After a strong opening, the BSE 30-share gauge reclaimed the 30,000-mark to hit a high of 30,016.04, before closing at 29,926.15, up 67.35 points, or 0.23 per cent. The Indian rupee appreciated by seven paise to 64.30-31 per U.S. dollar from its previous close of 64.37-38. However, the point of worry was foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) who sold stocks worth Rs 363.98 crore, as per provisional data. (more...)
Microsoft blurs the line between desktop and cloud with OneDrive update
- May 12, 2017

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is coming soon to right some wrongs. The Creators Update will also include Windows Mixed Reality, Microsoft's VR platform. With this feature, you can access all your files stored on these services locally by downloading the file on demand by accessing it with File Explorer or any other Windows Store app just like it was always stored on your local drive. (more...)
Microsoft Patches the "Crazy Bad" Windows Vulnerability
- May 10, 2017

However, details on the new OS are still scarce and at Build 2017, Microsoft could chalk down the date when beta users could soak their hands and test out the OS, along with something on the wider roll-out of the software update. Microsoft is trying hard to get all apps to move to the UWP framework and Windows 10 S is their latest effort to convince developers to move their apps to the store. (more...)