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Pick Up a $50 Google Play Gift Card for $45 w/ Code

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Recall that, there was a time when the Android watches were badged as commercially unsuccessful by certain analysts. In fact, Microsoft Windows Server GM Erin Chapple stated that Windows doesn't support apps from Android OS because they are not focused on that yet. Read More »

The full, real, actual Civilization VI just came out on iPad

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This is the full game, too; not a stripped-down mobile version of it. This version appears to be a port of the full PC game - with a $60 price tag to match. A handful of compromises have been made, of course. Aspyr said the game is playable on iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro-the requirements listed in the App Store's requirements pulldown are more expansive, but I'd stick with the models specified in the description. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) leaked in full ahead of official launch

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SM-960 is the model number of the Galaxy S9 , previous leaks revealed. This latest news comes via Mahesh Telecom, which is a reliable Mumbai based retailer, and who claim that they are now offering the all-new Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 32GB smartphone for purchase via offline at Rs 12,990. Read More »

Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Executive Chairman of Google-Parent Alphabet

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A Silicon Valley veteran who was CEO of Novell and chief technology officer of Sun Microsystems, Schmidt was brought aboard Google in 2001 to shepherd the hot young company and to give advice and guidance - referred to as " adult supervision " - to its 20-something founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin . Read More »

Airtel Deposits Rs 167 Crore In Their Payments Bank Without Customer Consent

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This has been done to facilitate linking of Aadhaar with mobile SIMs, the new deadline for which is 31 March, in line with the Supreme Court's directive. The UIDAI had requested the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the department of telecommunications (DoT) to conduct an audit of Airtel to ensure the company was in compliance with its licence conditions. Read More »

Developers now have to disclose loot box odds on iOS

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Apple recently made a major revision to their app store review guidelines , and it's one that has some pretty strong implications for the industry at large. Developers and publishers will also have to begin thinking about how their loot box probabilities could impact their reputation once that information is loose in the wild. Read More »

Windows Hello facial recognition is bested by a photograph

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Today, Netflix announced that Windows 10 users can finally stream the service in high dynamic range (HDR), which uses metadata from the video to product better contrast and color. Intel's 7th generation and higher CPUs provide that capability needed to play the Netflix HDR10 encodes. Windows Hello is a feature now only shipping in Windows 10, allowing PCs with the necessary hardware to use special imaging techniques to let you sign in with just a look. Read More »

Facebook dumps 'disputed flags' on fake news for context

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In the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the way Facebook and other sites helped amplify fake news was found to have had a profound impact on how people reacted to current events. The company found that the image of the red Disputed Flag may have conveyed the wrong message to users, leading to inaccurate news reports being shared more often. Read More »

3GPP signs off on new 5G specification

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This is a huge step forward towards bringing 5G networks for commercial use, as the standard of 5G networks has now been approved, by all the companies involved in creating mobile standards. According to the 3GPP, it will release the standards it's ratified this week. "Tremendous progress is being made in the development of 5G NR for our sub-6 GHz spectrum , the largest such block available for wide-scale use in the United States", says Dr. Read More »

Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploaded

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Facebook takes face data from you and allows access to new tools, including alerts if photos of you are uploaded, even if you are not tagged. The technology can send an alert to users when a photo of them is posted, even if they aren't tagged in the image. Read More »

LG announces its first Nano IPS tech PC monitors with HDR600

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In its explanation of Nano IPS technology, LG says its benefits stem from the application of nanometre-sized particles to the screen's LED to absorb excess light wavelengths. In addition, the 34WK95U features a Thunderbolt 3 port which enables transmission of 5K visuals at 60Hz with just a single cable. With its handsome signature Edge-ArcLine Stand and stunning 4-Side Edge Borderless Design where the picture literally drops off the edge, there is no mistaking this LG monitor for anything ... Read More »

Firefox is now on Amazon Fire TV, can play YouTube

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Use your Fire TV remote or app to play, pause, fast forward and rewind. Mozilla on Wednesday announces the expand Firefox support to Amazon Fire TV . The arrival of web browsers on the Amazon Fire TV is a big deal. On the other hand, if you're trying to install via Amazon.in - first, log in to www.amazon.com, search for "Firefox", then select Firefox for Fire TV from the search results. Read More »

Need Some Tunes in Your Audi? Tap Into Amazon Music

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Amazon Music Storage customers who invested time and money in importing their music library to Amazon may want to renew the membership to retain access to the music on Amazon's servers. As of Monday this week, free plans - which allow for 250 songs to be stored in the cloud - are no longer able to upload new music to their MP3 locker. Read More »

Amazon Vs. Google: Bezos Could Launch YouTube Rival, Trademark Filings Suggest

It has been reported yet again that Amazon might be developing a YouTube competitor . Amazon is still in the midst of a feud with Google and it looks like the company is considering to launch its very own YouTube rival. Google announced it was removing its app from the e-retail giant's touchscreen-packing Echo earlier this month, with plans to extend the ban to the Fire TV on January 1st. Read More »

New drive-by cryptomining malware can physically damage a phone

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According to the research, Loapi could possibly be linked to Trojan.AndroidOS.Podec . Loapi has a complicated modular architecture that allows it to run several types of processes at once, including processor-intensive chores such as mining the Monero cryptocurrency and generating false traffic on web pages. Read More »

PUBG Leaves Early Access, NVIDIA Releases new Game Ready Driver for it

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PST/7 p.m. EST. It's a day that PUBG players have been looking forward to for quite some time, so when can we expect the big update to happen? PUBG says that a an update will be posted "soon" with the 1.0 schedule. The first update for the Xbox One version of PUBG has dropped today, and it features a raft of performance updates across the board. The third-person servers support the three available game modes: solo, duo, and squad. Read More »

Magic Leap finally proves its mixed reality glasses are real

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On a new version of its website unveiled Wednesday, Magic Leap showed images of an nearly retro-looking pair of black, google-like glasses called Magic Leap One , which it says will mix digital images with reality in a way that appears extremely realistic and is comfortable to view for a long time. Read More »

Citigroup Cops to a 'Big Mistake' on This Dow Stock

It also increased its holding in Nxp Semiconductors N V (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 1.73M shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.86M shares, and has risen its stake in Mobileye N V Amstelveen (NYSE:MBLY). Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s beta is 0.38 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 1.48. Hodges Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Wal ( WMT ) by 301.79% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video is The Most Downloaded Apple TV New App Ever

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In October 2015, the actual tvOS App Store was released by the giant Apple alongside the fourth generation of Apple TV . The announcement comes after Amazon launched its Prime Video app on December 6, a whole seven months after first announcing its plans to join Apple's TV ecosystem. Read More »

Facebook abused dominant position: German watchdog

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During a week where employees are usually winding down ahead of the holidays, Facebook's lawyers are finding themselves very busy as Germany accuses it of abusing market position with data sharing practices. The stock has gained around 50% over the past year. Facebook said it did not enjoy the kind of market comfort that is typical of a dominant firm: "We've had to shut down apps and other features that didn't succeed, including Slingshot, Paper, and Rooms ..." In her blog post , ... Read More »

Red Hat Inc (RHT) Q3 Earnings Pop 19.7% Y2Y

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The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 15 Strong Buy, 1 Sell, 0 Hold and 7. It has outperformed by 2.27% the S&P500. Ratings analysis reveals 71% of Red Hat's analysts are positive. Gulf Intll Comml Bank (Uk) Ltd stated it has 55,005 shares. Lpl Fincl accumulated 0% or 13,798 shares. BB&T Investment Services Inc. bought a new position in Red Hat during the 2nd quarter valued at $135,000. Read More »

In latest Windows 10 build, Microsoft releases new Timeline and Sets features

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Back in July Microsoft confirmed that it wouldn't make it into the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update after having originally scheduled it for the earlier Windows 10 Creators Update in the summer. This is a new Alpha/Beta testing mechanism implementation by Windows team that limits the access of new or experimental features to some Windows Insiders. Read More »

You Can Manage Your Identity on Facebook Using Face Recognition

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Facebook , that bubbling cesspool of outdated memes and nagging birthday reminders, announced Tuesday that it can now find your handsome face in photos you aren't even tagged in. "Today we're announcing new, optional tools to help people better manage their identity on Facebook using face recognition". Meanwhile, Facebook is also introducing a feature that will tell visually impaired users with screen readers who appear in the photos in their News Feed, even if those people aren't ... Read More »

Facebook debuts new tools to prevent harassment

It has built on existing features that prevent fake and inauthentic accounts on Facebook for the new system. The tech firm worked with groups such as The National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Centre for Social Research India to create the new features, she said. Read More »

Crazy Volume Spikes for: Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)

About 14.32 million shares traded. Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 29th. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Saturday, September 5. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, February 22. Read More »

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" Makes Billboard's Top 10

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I actually called someone the other day and they still had a ringback tone. In 2012, when Hot 100 added streaming to its formula, " All I Want for Christmas Is You " began a new annual tradition of hitting the Hot 100. There is literally nothing this song can't do. During the 2015-16 season, Carey hit No. 11. Mariah Carey doesn't want a lot for Christmas , but her signature holiday tune secured a spot on Billboard's Hot 100 top 10 this week. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ Xbox One File Size Revealed

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The latest revealed character for Arc System Works' Dragon Ball FighterZ is Hit from Dragon Ball Super. On the surface, the Shenron System seems to be a really unique way to make the matches of Dragon Ball FighterZ more compelling, for it could not only give players who are winning the edge to finish off their opponent, but also it could offer a way to turn the tides of battle for those on the losing end. Read More »

Chrome is Going to Start Blocking Bad Ads on February 15

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The company originally stated that Chrome's ad-blocker would launch at some point in early 2018, but we now have a specific date of February 15, 2018, as the official launch of it. It is letting the publishers know in advance, before the feature goes live. If Google finds that a site is failing to meet the coalition's advertising standards for more than 30 days, Chrome will remove all ads from that site. Read More »

Upto 25% off| Christmas offer on Magento mobile app

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Several other new features are created to make Reddit's apps more functional, while others are about building community. The iOS version of the app will also now support live comments, give users the option to use Safari as their in-app browser rather than Reddit's native one and allow users to talk one on one through a new chat feature. Read More »

Apple Airpods sold out before Christmas holidays

But do not give up hope, as AT&T is offering 2-day shipping for the in-demand buds, which would get them to you with enough time to wrap them up before Christmas Day. The AirPods turn on once placed in your ears. We'll let you know when the accessories become available. Overall, the audio standard and brilliant pairing and charging technologies make AirPods an attractive prospect for Apple fans looking to invest in new wireless headphones for use across the entire product range. Read More »

Nokia phone with QWERTY keyboard spotted; dual SIM device, gets FCC approval

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It is recommended to backup the device before proceeding to Android 8.0 Oreo beta installation. In case you decide you wish to go back to Android Nougat, doing so is a simple affair. But, at least it is getting the update as promised. An interesting rumor just surfaced online fueling dreams of a Nokia e6 comeback. Just to recap, Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Read More »

InFocus launches Vision 3 smartphone at Rs 6999

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A noteworthy feature on the new InFocus Vision 3 is its minimal-bezel display at that price point. At the Vision 3's launch event, InFocus announced that there are now 400 InFocus service centres in India and that they are planning to launch their own facial recognition technology in the future. Read More »

Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide

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The social network first introduced the reports, which give raw figures on data requests and data granted, in 2013 to help increase visibility on government behavior. The number of requests was up 25.7 per cent from the 26,014 made during the last six months of 2016, Facebook said. Facebook also took action against more than 300,000 counterfeit content marketed and sold across its platforms, and took down almost 150,000 pieces of trademark infringing content. Read More »

Mario Batali kicked off ABC amid misconduct allegations

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How about some cinnamon rolls with that apology? Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali was widely lampooned for his latest effort to atone for sexual misconduct after including a recipe for pizza dough cinnamon rolls in an email to newsletter subscribers. Read More »

Google cuts prices on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL for the holidays

However, the "Hey Google " hotword actually isn't new. The Google Assistant, which debuted past year with first-gen Pixel smartphones, too has this ability. But rest assured, the good ol' "Ok Google " is still able to trigger Assistant. Offering more options in voice command will make the assistant more convenient to those who are dependent on it for answering questions, listening to music and performing hands-free tasks. Read More »

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) on Focus After Trading At 52-Week Highs

For the past month, Activision Blizzard, Inc .'s stock has been 6.11%, 3.94% for the last quarter, 10.63% for the past six months and 80.40% for the past 52 weeks. (NASDAQ: ATVI ). Ig Inv Mngmt Limited has 0.1% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc . Wealthfront Inc holds 11,057 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Read More »

Tavis Smiley slams sexual harassment allegations: 'I've never groped'

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Smiley. It was his first live interview since PBS suspended its distribution of Smiley's nightly show last Wednesday. While Smiley contends his innocence, PBS said in their statement, "uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS". Read More »

Twitter 'purge' bans numerous white nationalists, including one recently retweeted by Trump

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Twitter says any accounts that fail to abide by this rule will be permanently suspended. In a statement , the social site said: "Today, we are starting to enforce these policies across Twitter". As the platform rolled out new features such as longer tweets and the ability to "thread" posts, some users were exasperated that the company wasn't also making moves to combat abuse and harassment by its users. Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2 Hints On Snapdragon 845 Delays!

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The software build number for all three devices is 47.1.A.8.49. Widely expected out at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in late February, the H8216 apparently sports a 5.48-inch Full HD "Triluminos" display capable of HDR playback. Moreover, there have been rumors that the upcoming Sony flagships will feature bezel-less display. The leaked image of the specs sheet also reveals that H8216 will come with dual-SIM support and a microUSB port. Read More »

PUBG's 3D replay system will be ready for launch

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As such, despite its rocky launch, PUBG on the console has reached one million players in just 48 hours. Taking a look at your Xbox Year in Review might just confirm the suspicions you already had. This is all despite the fact that the game's creator, Brendan Greene, kowtowed to a non-troversy cooked up by Social Justice Warriors . As per various sources, Microsoft is making deals with the developers of this game to extend its PUBG exclusivity deal so all the Xbox One users can ... Read More »

Special edition Xiaomi Mi A1 Red is now available at Rs. 13999

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Everything from the 2.5 D curved glass - which is Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 for your reference - on the front to the antenna lines placement on the back, screams the iPhone. Xiaomi says that this device is flawless for customers who want a smartphone that stands out from the crowd. The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a 12MP primary camera which is accompanied by another 12MP telephoto lens for capturing more depth and details of the subject. Read More »

1.1 million United Kingdom homes and businesses can't connect to 'decent broadband'

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The average United Kingdom carries over 190GB of data per month. The average amount of data carried across United Kingdom networks grew by 52 per cent during that period. By May 2017, 91% of properties could receive such a service - a small increase from past year when the figure stood at 89%. Ofcom reiterated its support for the government's plans - now being worked on - to give everybody in the United Kingdom the right to request a 10Mbps service, with an upload speed of at least 1Mbps. Read More »

Google Now Let's Users to Mute Autoplay Videos in Chrome

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Also, there are a host of feature tweaks with the obvious objective of pleasing the millions of Chrome users out there. However, some experts warned that the updates could have downsides in the long run. The major improvement will come in the form of an improved pop-up blocker , which will block sites known for including links to third-party websites disguised as play buttons or site controls. Read More »

Facebook admits it can make people feel worse

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It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Using social media can be bad for your health. According to Huffington Post, a 2015 University of MI study discovered that students who read Facebook posts for 10 minutes were in a worse mood than those who posted the messages or commented on their friend's posts. Read More »

Blackberry stops updates for the PRIV

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The company feels confident about its security features that were baked into the PRIV and are confident that it shouldn't worry existing users. While the firm did announce that the PRIV would not be getting updated to Android 8.0 Oreo , it has now stated that it will no longer be supporting the handset with monthly security updates. Read More »