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Toyota started to Fund the creation of a flying vehicle Toyota started to Fund the creation of a flying vehicle
- May 16, 2017

The company plans on making a prototype that conducts the first ever manned test flight of their venture by the end of 2018. Toyota Motor Corp. and 14 affiliates plan to spend ¥42.5 million over three years to support a flying vehicle development team that includes young engineers from the leading automaker, according to informed sources. (more...)
Woman gang raped, body mutilated in Haryana Woman gang raped, body mutilated in Haryana
- May 14, 2017

The family of the victim told that on May 9, at least five or six youth abducted her from the gate of a private company and after that accused took her to a deserted place and gang-raped her. The woman's parents had filed a missing complaint, based on which the police tracked her parents down. "Two persons, Sumit and Vikas, have been arrested in this connection", Sub-Inspector (SI) Ajay Malik of the Sonipat police. (more...)
Google expedites Android updates with Project Treble Google expedites Android updates with Project Treble
- May 14, 2017

The problem with slow updates is usually because the burden for issuing the update usually falls on the OEM and this takes some time. According to the post, it's the interface that gives developers access to "hardware-specific features of Android ". (more...)
Windows 10 picks up Apple Handoff-style functionality
- May 14, 2017

Microsoft will take your raw video clips and photos and assemble them into cute little movies. We heard plenty of Windows 10 related announcements. Microsoft Graph's Timeline feature visually shows users what they were doing last, letting them go back to files, apps and websites which they were previously working on. (more...)
Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers
- May 14, 2017

The supported devices for the update are the Pixel, Pixel XL , Pixel C , Nexus 6P , Nexus 5X , Nexus Player , Nexus 6 , Nexus 9 LTE and Nexus 9 Wi-Fi. The latest Android Security Bulletin for May 2017 has already been released. As of October 2018, the Google Pixel will not benefit - except reversal of situation - from any additional Android update. (more...)
Microsoft Azure finally has an Android app Microsoft Azure finally has an Android app
- May 13, 2017

At Build 2017 in Seattle Microsoft took the wraps off Azure Cosmos DB , a "globally distributed multi-model database service". For database starters, SQL (which stands for structured query language) is the standard way to interact with relational or other SQL databases. (more...)
Uber vs. Waymo: case to go to trail, judge orders Uber vs. Waymo: case to go to trail, judge orders
- May 13, 2017

Further, Judge William Alsup rejected Uber's argument that Waymo's trade secret accusations should be taken ahead in private arbitration, reports Reuters . This is close to a worst-case scenario for Uber as it desperately tried to avoid the case from going into public. Uber wouldn't comment Friday on a possible criminal probe. (more...)
"Ransomware" cyberattack cripples hospitals across England
- May 13, 2017

A staff member who works at NHS Bury CCG's offices on Silver Street said a virus had infected the computer system. Britain's National Crime Agency said it was aware of the reports of a cyber attack but made no further comment. A large number of hospitals across Britain were hit by a cyber-attack Friday, shutting down their computer systems and forcing the cancellation of patient appointments. (more...)
Mobile's latest smartphone deal is one of the best yet Mobile's latest smartphone deal is one of the best yet
- May 13, 2017

Speaking of Korea, there is talk that Samsung will launch its next Android powered flip phone in its home country. And now rumor has it that a refreshed version of the same could be launched in Korea soon. It said at the time: "The objective of introducing refurbished devices is exclusively to reduce and minimize any environmental impact". The device in question is believed to arrive with a fingerprint scanner and feature an IP rating too, making it resistant to dust and water. (more...)
Honor 8 Lite and Pro India Release Date, Price, and Specs expectations Honor 8 Lite and Pro India Release Date, Price, and Specs expectations
- May 12, 2017

The company claims that the Honor 8 Lite has been designed with the style-conscious consumers in mind as the device is pretty sleek and attractive to look at. On the specification front, the smartphone sports 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass protection. The Honor 8 Lite will be available in Premium Black colour initially, followed up by blue colour later this month, and will be available for purchase from 12th May 2017 at a MOP of INR 17,999 across all Honor ... (more...)
Warren Buffett To Shareholders: 'We Messed Up By Not Investing In Amazon'
- May 11, 2017

He said the current 35 percent corporate tax rate was "not much" of a competitive disadvantage for USA companies, despite Trump's push to slash it to 15 percent. Over the course of 6 1/2 hours, Buffett, 86, and Munger, 93, touched upon a range of topics, as they sipped Coca-Cola and munched on See's sweets (from two of Berkshire's holdings). (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 isn't coming anytime soon
- May 10, 2017

Panay said the Surface Laptop was created to provide college-age users with important features, such as long battery life, storage capabilities, display quality, and portability. Panay claimed that the Surface Pro 4 is a product that "is going to by competitive for five years", and that "you'll see that same meaningful impact when Pro 5, or Pro Next, hits the market". (more...)
Snapchat with Latest Update Supports Limitless Snaps Snapchat with Latest Update Supports Limitless Snaps
- May 10, 2017

An update to the app Tuesday brought a series of changes including a redesigned toolbar, an "infinite" option on the timer , a loop option for videos and a " magic eraser " feature. This tool can help you hide objects in your Snap . With Facebook rapidly rolling out more Snapchat like features across its various platforms, investors should keep a close eye on DAU growth and Snap Inc. (more...)
IPhone 8 Release Date Back On Track For September Launch, October Release IPhone 8 Release Date Back On Track For September Launch, October Release
- May 10, 2017

Their delivery into the chips is expected to start in the second half of July. Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 8 to mark the iconic smartphone's 10th anniversary along with the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, two phones that follow the tech giant's traditional update cycle. (more...)
Berkshire Hathaway shareholder events continue Sunday
- May 09, 2017

Warren Buffett and business partner Charlie Munger did their best Abbott and Costello routine at Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) annual meeting on Saturday for a crowd of some 40,000. Buffett also explained that, in his view, Berkshire's investment in Apple - despite his noted aversion to investing in technology companies - was more a bet on a highly successful peddler of consumer electronics than a wager on technology per se. (more...)
'Overwatch' Lootbox Chances: Chinese law forces Blizzard to reveal probability 'Overwatch' Lootbox Chances: Chinese law forces Blizzard to reveal probability
- May 09, 2017

On 2/14/2017 Brian G Kelly, Director, sold 5,037,998 with an average share price of $45.67 per share and the total transaction amounting to $230,085,368.66. 744 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Aew Capital Management L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 890,335 shares. Eam Invsts Ltd Com stated it has 111,268 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. (more...)
Dota 2 To Receive A Co-op Campaign in May Dota 2 To Receive A Co-op Campaign in May
- May 09, 2017

The campaign is called Siltbreaker , billed as a two act journey "into the blackest depths of Dark Reef". Valve recently updated Dota 2 with a massive 7.00 patch that got a lot of lapsed fans back, but now a cooperative campaign could get some of the rest to return or even convince players who never downloaded it in the first place to give it a try. (more...)
Buffett assails Wells Fargo, defends 3G at wide-ranging meeting Buffett assails Wells Fargo, defends 3G at wide-ranging meeting
- May 08, 2017

Buffett said Saturday that health care costs have gone up incredibly, and are expected to continue increasing. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance launched two insurance policies that cover cyber liability and the costs incurred to respond to a data breach or threat. (more...)
YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google
- May 07, 2017

Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet , said , "Our excellent results represent a terrific start to 2017, with revenues up 22 percent versus the first quarter of 2016 and 24 percent on a constant currency basis". In terms of costs, one of Google's biggest is stock-based compensation, which was up by 40 per cent, year-on-year, to $1.9bn. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence was a big topic in the Founder's Letter this year, as they have both been a big part of Google and Alphabet's products ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 concept renders look elegant and stunning
- May 06, 2017

Of course it would be great to getter a bigger capacity card, but that's still nothing to sneeze at, as it essentially doubles the amount of storage on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus. The images, which have been posted on Twitter by OnLeaks , show a design with a dual rear camera but no sign of a fingerprint scanner on the rear case. (more...)
India's top court upholds 2012 gang rape death sentences
- May 05, 2017

The convicts - Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh - tested the Delhi High Court arrange which had sentenced them to the hangman's tree. "We are waiting for the verdict which will come out at 2pm today", Sharma told ANI. Or file a review petition again in the top court. While Delhi police had sought a death penalty against the convicts, describing the crime as falling into "rarest of rare" cases, the defence lawyer has asked for a reduced sentence on grounds of poor background and young ... (more...)
Trump Says He Wants To Help Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal
- May 05, 2017

The US president said he believes, "We will get it done". Abbas' visit is " a demonstration of that partnership, that very special partnership that we all need to make it all work ". The continued expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine has created a major obstacle to the efforts to establish peace in the Middle East. (more...)
Apple could launch Siri-powered home speaker next month Apple could launch Siri-powered home speaker next month
- May 04, 2017

Once Apple's smart speaker is launched, it is expected that these two companies will go head-to-head in the smart speaker segment. According to reliable sources, the tech giant's first home device will likely be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference this June. (more...)
Katrina Kaif's stunning photos will make your heart skip a beat
- May 04, 2017

In fact, she posted a picture from the said shoot herself, on her Instagram account shortly after joining the photo sharing site Instagram. Sushant Singh Rajput is looking insanely hot in the picture, and you just shouldn't miss it. On the work front, Sushant Singh Rajput is gearing up for the release of Raabta starring Kriti Sanon opposite him. The film is about the first Indian who stepped on the moon. (more...)
WhatsApp back online after global outage of 'a few hours' WhatsApp back online after global outage of 'a few hours'
- May 04, 2017

Clearly, the outage didn't impact too many people domestically. Independent website DownDetector , which tracks social comments around a certain topic to monitor outages across the globe, showed thousands of WhatsApp users experiencing connection issues. (more...)