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Facebook says posts with graphic violence rose in early 2018 Facebook says posts with graphic violence rose in early 2018
- May 16, 2018

Facebook said Tuesday it took down 21 million "pieces of adult nudity and sexual activity " in the first quarter of 2018, and that 96 percent of that was discovered and flagged by the company's technology before it was reported. Now, however, artificial intelligence technology does much of that work. The rate at which we can do this is high for some violations, meaning we find and flag most content before users do. (more...)
Google One Is Google's Paid Storage Service Google One Is Google's Paid Storage Service
- May 15, 2018

It will also add more versatility for those who opt for the basic free account with 15 GB of storage. Google One is a new plan that will replace all online Drive storage plans. Additionally, Google One improves upon the Drive experience in another key area: service. All 1TB plans at $9.99/month will be upgraded to 2TB plans free of charge, meaning there's no more 1TB plan. (more...)
Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif Pakistan played a role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks: Nawaz Sharif
- May 14, 2018

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that Pakistan has isolated itself by its support for militant organisations and use of non-state actors as central to its foreign policy. Militant organisations known as non-state elements, are still active in Pakistan, he added. "It only proves that India's stand has been right all the way, she said". (more...)
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Mission
- May 13, 2018

SpaceX on Friday launched the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh using its latest, most powerful Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket from the Launch Complex 39 of NASA's Kennedy Space Station in Florida. "Bangladesh started a glorious chapter in history with the launching of Bangabandhu-1 satellite as it has becomes a proud member of the satellite club from today", the president said in a message. (more...)
Google's controversial AI voice assistant won't hide its identity Google's controversial AI voice assistant won't hide its identity
- May 12, 2018

There are now a total of 8 voices to choose from, so each family member is able to select their preferred voice, even on shared devices. The technology is particularly convincing thanks to Google's speech recognition and the addition of natural language associated. (more...)
HMD Global teases Nokia X at event, could arrive on May 16 HMD Global teases Nokia X at event, could arrive on May 16
- May 11, 2018

Whether it is the Nokia X or Nokia X6, though, we're enthused to see what HMD has tucked up its sleeve. Smartphone makers like Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, among others have released smartphones inspired by the one that started it all, the iPhone X . (more...)
Anthem set to launch in March 2019 Anthem set to launch in March 2019
- May 11, 2018

BioWare is best known for its work on single-player games, although it does have some experience on the multiplayer side as well. " Anthem is a fundamentally social experience and will open new ways for fans to join the community and play early, enabling us to shape and refine the game with their input and feedback. (more...)
How and when to watch the Bangabandhu launch How and when to watch the Bangabandhu launch
- May 11, 2018

It is part of SpaceX's goal of rapid reusability and high reliability for its rockets. SpaceX's YouTube live broadcast , embedded below, should begin about 20 minutes before launch. SpaceX is taking extra precautions with this flight. At T-38mins, the SpaceX Launch Director will verify that all is ready for the start of propellant loading. (more...)
Samsung's foldable Galaxy X to launch at MWC 2019 Samsung's foldable Galaxy X to launch at MWC 2019
- May 10, 2018

The first smartphone in the popular "J" series, Galaxy J7 Duo with the dual camera (13 MP+5MP) and the 8MP front camera was launched at Rs 16,990 in India in April. A new Samsung device has appeared on China's TENAA website. As can be seen from the TENAA images, the device is essentially identical to the company's smaller 2017 flagship, down to the highly-criticized placement of the fingerprint scanner. (more...)
Here Are All the New Android TV Features Announced at Google I/O Here Are All the New Android TV Features Announced at Google I/O
- May 10, 2018

In recent months, university students and investors have also called on Apple to offer more tools that can limit iPhone use, and thereby prevent social media from overtaking people's lives. Plus, apps will work like you'd expect: you can click on their icons to fire them up, move around their windows, and open files compatible with them. (more...)
Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Available Tomorrow, File Size Revealed Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Available Tomorrow, File Size Revealed
- May 09, 2018

During this time, Bungie showed the players the new Warmind expansion along with a preview of a new game mode that will be released this fall. Warmind , Destiny 2's latest expansion, is out now and it also marks the beginning of Season 3 in-game. (more...)
Gmail's getting an AI-powered Smart Compose feature for faster emailing Gmail's getting an AI-powered Smart Compose feature for faster emailing
- May 09, 2018

It reminds us of Google search's auto-complete function; it suggests sentences for you to add to your emails. Smart Compose builds on a feature Gmail introduced a year ago called Smart Reply , which is created to speed up response time when you're replying to messages. (more...)
Google I/O 2018: AR comes to Google Maps for easier navigation Google I/O 2018: AR comes to Google Maps for easier navigation
- May 09, 2018

At the Google I/O developer conference on Tuesday, Google unveiled a number of updates to Google Maps , offering a richer and more personal experience for users. Once you've reached a decision together, you can use Maps to book a reservation and find a ride to get to the place. The feature essentially brings Street View and merges it with map overlays and location-based positioning for an easy-to-use navigation, TechCrunch reports. (more...)
Are Analysts Bullish Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC (LON:MONY) After Last Week?
- May 08, 2018

Lazard Asset Llc has 0.13% invested in Bloomsbury Publishing plc (LON:BMY). Bridgeway stated it has 596,590 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Plante Moran Fincl Ltd Liability accumulated 17 shares. Investec maintained the shares of DLG in report on Monday, March 12 with "Buy" rating. In Friday, April 27 report RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to "Outperform" rating and GBX 1800 target. (more...)
HIGH ALERT WhatsApp users! Beware of spam message 'Don't Touch Here' HIGH ALERT WhatsApp users! Beware of spam message 'Don't Touch Here'
- May 08, 2018

Another message reads as follows - "If you touch this black dot then your WhatsApp will hang" and also includes a downward pointing finger at a dot. On clicking this message, it can hang your smartphone and you will not be able to see anything on your display for some time. In some cases, as mentioned, these bugs may crash the complete Android or iOS system, after which you may need to restart your device, as reported by a Reddit user. (more...)
How Microsoft wants to turn every developer into an AI developer
- May 08, 2018

This solution makes available the key hardware and software required to develop camera-based IoT solutions. Microsoft has also joined hands with Qualcomm for a vision AI platform on Azure IoT edge . Microsoft also announced that SharePoint is being integrated to a deeper level with Teams - so that users can pin a SharePoint page into channels, for instance. (more...)
Why Christina Aguilera won't return to 'The Voice'# 'S's about the Tunes' Why Christina Aguilera won't return to 'The Voice'# 'S's about the Tunes'
- May 07, 2018

She is back! Today Christina Aguilera makes her return to the music world, doing so with a contagious new effort entitled " Accelerate ". She'll be dropping " Liberation ", her first new album in six years, in June and then embark on her first tour in a decade. (more...)
Vodafone Rs 349 prepaid plan will now offer 3GB data per day Vodafone Rs 349 prepaid plan will now offer 3GB data per day
- May 07, 2018

The report also added, that even though the BSNL is offering unlimited voice calls, users will be charged at the standard rates while making voice calls to numbers in Mumbai and Delhi circles. Under BSNL's STV (special tariff vouchers) of Rs 349, customers get unlimited local, STD and roaming calls. Under the Rs 349 plan , Vodafone gives 3GB 4G data along with unlimited calling across India plus 100 SMS per day for a validity of 28 days. (more...)
Elon Musk kinda, sorta admits he messed up Elon Musk kinda, sorta admits he messed up
- May 05, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company's first quarter earnings call that it is looking to launch its own autonomous ride-sharing network soon but did not go into specifics on when it will start. "We would consider Mr. Musk's at times unfiltered approach as part of the price to be paid for Elon's visionary genius", Efraim Levy, a CFRA Researach analyst, wrote to clients on Thursday. (more...)
NASA Returns to Mars with New InSight Lander NASA Returns to Mars with New InSight Lander
- May 05, 2018

It also will study how meteorites have impacted the planet. They won't stop at Mars, just fly past. Regardless of when the rocket actually launches, InSight is scheduled to land on Mars on November 26. The launch of the mission, which will study the interior of Mars and detect "Marsquakes", is now set for 4:05 a.m. PT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy X Date and price Expectation Samsung Galaxy X Date and price Expectation
- May 05, 2018

What feature are you hoping to see on the Galaxy S10? Apparently, Samsung is internally calling the Galaxy S10 "Beyond". In the same line, "Beyond" has something to do with the Galaxy S10 boasting of abilities which are beyond anything on the market at the moment. (more...)
Google Assistant is Now Compatible with Over 5000 Devices Google Assistant is Now Compatible with Over 5000 Devices
- May 04, 2018

Media and entertainment queries such as "play SportCenter" have surged 400 percent in the past six months, according to the company. "Rolling out this month, DISH's Hopper family of receivers will work with the Google Assistant, so people in millions of USA homes can operate their TV using their voice and a Google Assistant device". (more...)
US considering further restrictions on Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturers ZTE and Huawei US considering further restrictions on Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturers ZTE and Huawei
- May 03, 2018

The US Deparment of Defense has expressed concerns over smart devices issued by the two companies, fearing that they may pose an "unacceptable risk to the department's personnel, information, and mission". The FBI is just one of the five intelligence agencies that testified before a Senate panel in February about the risks of using Huawei or ZTE products. (more...)
CDC reports one death from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce CDC reports one death from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
- May 03, 2018

On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 23 more cases were reported since Friday, bringing the total to 121. Almost half of those reporting illness, 52, have been hospitalized, which is a higher-than-usual hospitalization rate. (more...)
Oculus debuts its $200 standalone VR headset: Oculus Go Oculus debuts its $200 standalone VR headset: Oculus Go
- May 02, 2018

A smartphone-class processor drives a "Fast Switch LCD" screen running at 2560 x 1440, which is shared by both eyes. Unlike the Oculus Rift or Samsung's GearVR, the Oculus Go is a completely self-contained VR headset, meaning it doesn't need to be plugged into a PC and is not powered by a smartphone. (more...)