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Google Unveils New Art and Culture App Google Unveils New Art and Culture App
- July 21, 2016

But the app goes beyond offering only static images and text - instead, it now offers tools to search art works by any keyword, browse by color , as well as see an artists' works evolve over time. Information about and the stories behind different pieces are included, and you can of course share your favorite works with friends. While these features help the app's user discover and understand art, one of the app's more interesting features is its support for virtual tours. (more...)
India lifts ban on printing Kashmir newspapers amid unrest
- July 21, 2016

The incidents of violence continue to crop up despite the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging the people to maintain calm and cooperate with the state government to restore peace in the valley. Separatist leaders have extended their strike call until Thursday afternoon followed by a shutdown and protests on Friday. Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar called for hoisting of black flags on houses ... (more...)
Brazil judge briefly blocks WhatsApp over criminal case Brazil judge briefly blocks WhatsApp over criminal case
- July 20, 2016

Service returned, but in May, Judge Marcel Montalvao ordered it blocked for 72 hours when WhatsApp did not turn over records related to a drug investigation. The 19-page court ruling said Facebook must comply or face fines of 50,000 reais ($15,265) a day. "Indiscriminate steps like these threaten people's ability to communicate, to run their businesses, and to live their lives", a spokesperson said. (more...)
Apple Pay launches in France Apple Pay launches in France
- July 20, 2016

Apple has finally launched its mobile payments service Apple Pay in France, bringing the number of countries it supports to eight. When you add a Visa credit or debit card to the service, your actual payment card details are not stored on the device or on Apple's servers. (more...)
Xbox One S launches August 2 Xbox One S launches August 2
- July 19, 2016

Announced by Microsoft at E3 last month, the Xbox One S is an iterative update to the Xbox One . The Xbox One S is smaller than the current console - it's 40 percent smaller, in fact. Images found by multiple NeoGAF forum members confirm the news of the new " Xbox One S "-and the ability for gamers to pre-order it soon enough". (more...)
Brexit minister: Some EU migrants may have to leave UK
- July 18, 2016

In an article written days before his appointment, Mr Davis said Article 50 should be triggered by the end of the year, following a consultation with British interests. "It is very encouraging that one of our closest global partners is already seeking to establish just such a deal", May said - although Britain can't make any new trade arrangements until it actually leaves the EU. (more...)
New Star Wars Rogue One trailer revealed (behind the scenes)
- July 16, 2016

Revealed during the panel and then shared on Twitter by Yahoo Movies , the piece of art - seen above - depicts the film's ragtag group of Rebel soldiers. The trailer is unfortunately exclusive to Celebration, but they did release some sweet new BTS and unseen footage. One of the most captivating images from the new movie shows Stormtroopers striding through knee-high surf on a lush tropical world called Scarif. (more...)
Pokemon Go: how to get Pikachu as your starter Pokemon Go: how to get Pikachu as your starter
- July 16, 2016

Finally, when you reach level 5, you will have a solid team of your own and you can plan strategies to protect your own Gym or attack rival Gyms. The other way to find Candy in the game to make a transfer of that Pokemon . Also, players need to capture more Pokemon so that they can transfer them to the Professor, Forbes reported. Regardless, if you have a lucky egg available at your disposal, save it for that special occasion. (more...)
Consumer Reports says Tesla should drop Autopilot name Consumer Reports says Tesla should drop Autopilot name
- July 15, 2016

After the Brown crash, critics accused Tesla of giving drivers access to a system that wasn't ready, while supporters contended the company was improving automotive safety. As arguably the most influential publication for reviewing and recommending products, the magazine's opinion could impact Tesla vehicle sales. "Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles". (more...)
'Pokemon Go' players walk dogs as they hunt digital monsters 'Pokemon Go' players walk dogs as they hunt digital monsters
- July 15, 2016

An animal shelter is asking " Pokemon Go " players to walk an adoptable dog as they wander the streets of an eastern IN city doing battle with digital monsters on their smartphones. "So I thought it was really cool how they're combining the two". The post has photos of a Growlithe, a dog-like Pokemon, and a Cubone on it. "Then the other day, while on my way to work, I noticed droves of young people walking around playing this game". (more...)
Watching Netflix on Windows 10? Stick With IE, Edge, Microsoft Says Watching Netflix on Windows 10? Stick With IE, Edge, Microsoft Says
- July 15, 2016

Anyone half way through watching anything on Netflix on a Windows device, or thinking of dipping a toe into Orange is the New Black , will have to think again. Microsoft claims that the company introduced the service after seeing good returns with the Surface business. In its "System Requirements for HTML5 Player and Silverlight" webpage, Netflix notes that its HTML5 player only gives you 1080p video on Edge or Internet Explorer. (more...)
Microsoft wins landmark appeal over seizure of foreign emails Microsoft wins landmark appeal over seizure of foreign emails
- July 15, 2016

Microsoft Corp. won't be forced to turn over e-mails stored in Ireland to the USA government for a drug investigation, an appeals court said in a decision that may affect data security throughout the US technology industry. Reuters calls the decision "a victory for privacy advocates and for technology companies offering cloud computing and other services around the world". (more...)
Pokemon Go will get sponsored locations, McDonald's could be among the first Pokemon Go will get sponsored locations, McDonald's could be among the first
- July 15, 2016

Some rural users have taken to spoofing simply because there isn't enough Pokemon Go-odness in their respective areas, but Niantic would clearly prefer this didn't happen. The gyms and PokeStops are tied into actual buildings and landmarks, which players may not have looked at twice before, and there are flesh and blood people walking around, instead of virtual avatars. (more...)
Xiaomi's next Redmi smartphone to feature dual cameras
- July 14, 2016

Following its first flash sale on Mi.com last week, the Xiaomi Mi Max is now available in open sale via the Chinese conglomerate's online retail partners in the country - Amazon India , Flipkart (currently out of stock), Paytm , Snapdeal (not yet listed), and Tata Cliq . (more...)
AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications Officially Unveiled By AMD AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 Specifications Officially Unveiled By AMD
- July 14, 2016

The leak concerning the possible RX 490 is that a Tier 9 is also listed and shows it as having a memory bus greater than 256-bit and is targeted at 4K gaming. RX-460 is now the only GPU in Polaris 11 segment; it features 14 Compute Units , 2GB GDDR5, 128-bit memory interface and due to TDP of 75W, it does not require an external power connector . (more...)
US urges parties to adhere by South China Sea ruling
- July 13, 2016

Filipinos are flooding Twitter with celebrations after an worldwide tribunal ruled in its favour against China's assertions that the larger country owns a number of disputed islands in the South China Sea . Beijing claims sovereignty over around 90 percent of the sea, an area marked by a so-called "nine-dash line" on Chinese official maps, while the Philippines and other Asian nations have their own claims. (more...)
PM Modi assures no innocents will be harmed in Kashmir: Jitendra Singh PM Modi assures no innocents will be harmed in Kashmir: Jitendra Singh
- July 13, 2016

The PM was given a detailed briefing on the prevailing security situation in the state and the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. Protests and violence have erupted in Kashmir in the wake of the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander in an encounter on Friday. (more...)
Microsoft researchers claim major breakthrough in DNA data storage Microsoft researchers claim major breakthrough in DNA data storage
- July 12, 2016

The advantage of using DNA is that the material can last for an infinite period of time. Overall, though, this is a huge step forward. And, it's dense, with the capability of fitting all the information in one of Google's more than 68,000 square-foot data centers into something the size of a sugar cube. (more...)
Amazon offers thousands of deals for Prime Day, forcing retailers to compete
- July 12, 2016

Amazon said it has worked with its vendors to beef up inventory this year. When is Amazon Prime Day 2016? There are plenty of new offers added every hour so that customers do not miss out on some of the best deals . Last year, customers took to social media to make jokes about Prime Day, complaining the deals didn't live up to the hype. Among those offering deals is JCPenny, Kohls , ToyRUs, eBags.com and Newegg (as well as many others). (more...)
Rovio To Stop Supporting The Windows Phone Platform Rovio To Stop Supporting The Windows Phone Platform
- July 12, 2016

The petition page also provides details on why the Pokemon should be launched for Windows 10. That's arguably not that big of a deal since Angry Birds' heyday is a thing of the past anyway, and most people have had their fair share of the physics-based, bird shooting puzzler. (more...)
Amid frenzy, Pokemon Go leads to robberies and injuries
- July 12, 2016

HORDES of people are rushing to become part of the Pokemon Go revolution, but joining the game might be putting the personal information of iPhone users at risk. The trendy new smartphone game gathers a trove of data on users' internet browsing habits. The app has already been used to lure players into secluded spots. (more...)
Intel pushes out new HD Graphics Driver for Surface devices, ultrabooks Intel pushes out new HD Graphics Driver for Surface devices, ultrabooks
- July 12, 2016

The images were portrayed in a wall, which houses Surface products such as Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 , Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 and the rumored AIO Surface desktop . For a few months now Microsoft seems to have solved most of these issues and has delivered a regular flow of updated drivers that have really locked in the reliability with these devices that was expected from the beginning. (more...)
Pokemon Go: Already A Game Changer For Nintendo Pokemon Go: Already A Game Changer For Nintendo
- July 12, 2016

It's been less than a week since the game's launch on July 6, and it's already racking up some surprising accolades. As the game took the United States by storm, Nintendo's shares surged by a quarter in value on Monday to their highest level since November. (more...)
Isuzu tasked to deliver the next pick-up truck for Mazda Isuzu tasked to deliver the next pick-up truck for Mazda
- July 12, 2016

Now however the BT-50 is based off the Ford Ranger T6's platform and is in production at the AutoAlliance Plant in Rayong, Thailand. The short press release featured barely any details but stated the collaboration would allow Isuzu to enhance its product competitiveness and Mazda to strengthen its product line-up and "maintain own-brand market coverage". (more...)
Pokemon Go: Coding error gave company access to emails
- July 12, 2016

According to Niantic Labs, Google said that the game app has not accessed any user data beyond basic profile information and that Google is planning to reduce Pokemon Go's access to only the limited info that it needs to access. The game gives you a limited amount of Pokeballs. "I'm walking past people downtown and they are saying go over there and you can catch that". A Pokemon Go fan about in Sydney on Sunday. (more...)