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Facebook is working on a new section for local news

Facebook is working on a new section for local news

The product, called " Today In " is only available on the Facebook mobile app and is being tested in six United States cities: New Orleans, LA; Little Rock, AR; Billings, MT; Peoria, IL; Olympia, WA; Binghamton, NY. The new tool, called " Today In ", will show a feed of local events, announcements and news to the users. On the flipside, the report notes that while users may appreciate the local aspect of " Today In ", Facebook could have trouble attracting advertisers to feeds that are ... Read More

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Experience Rare Lunar Eclipse With Blue Moon on January 31st

Experience Rare Lunar Eclipse With Blue Moon on January 31st

By definition, a Supermoon is a full moon that appears when the moon reaches its closest orbital point to Earth. There are traditional names like "wolf" or "harvest" for the first full moon of a month each year. The maximum phase of the total lunar eclipse will happen at around 8.37 am EST, or 1.37 pm GMT, according to the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Blue Moons happen every two-and-a-half years on average, so, with the total eclipse, it will be a royal spectacle - a "super blue ... Read More

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Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade

Nokia 6 (2018) is official and it's a speedy upgrade

It will get Oreo in the days to come, which is what, HMD is promising, but to not have Oreo out-of-the-box in a phone launching in January 2018 is not something that fans and critics expect from the company. The original Nokia 6 gets 4GB RAM along with 32GB or 64GB storage variant, though the 64GB limited version was never launched in the Indian market. Read More

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Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

Apple tipped to buy Netflix as streaming war gets serious

Apple has more free cash than it knows what to do with, and buying Netflix would be a way for it to offload more than $250 billion in newly-repatriated earnings it's been holding overseas. " Netflix is miles ahead in terms of programming hours, original content quality and time spent, and we don't expect this to change". Apple's very deep pockets should also mean that it can afford to foot the bill for more awesome Netflix shows like "Stranger Things". Read More

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The iPhone 'forces' Tim Cook to fly private

The iPhone 'forces' Tim Cook to fly private

Apple made a boatload of cash this year, and the iPhone's sales performance is to blame. But then in fiscal year 2017, Apple saw a major rebound across almost all of its categories. His total compensation for the year reached $ 102 million . He's still actually the lowest paid among his executive team, who all make around $ 24 million a year. Read More

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Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season

Humble Brag: Amazon Breaks Down Its Record Holiday Season

Echo Dot , Echo Spot and Echo Buttons all sold out. The Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote were the No. 1 and 2 products ordered from Amazon , the company said. Whatever its size, Prime is widely seen as providing a sticky customer base to Amazon . Since Day One we have obsessed over what we believe our customers care about - incredible deals and low prices, fast and free shipping, and a wide selection of top products - and we continue to provide all three, all the time. Read More

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Jio New Year Dhamaka offer

Jio New Year Dhamaka offer

For Rs 349, Airtel users can get 2GB data per day along with free calls and SMS. Here's a look at the top new plans from Vodafone , Reliance Jio and Airtel. Therefore, users need to check the plan mentions 1GB per day data allocation, as plans at a similar price point (such as the Rs. 199 pack) offer just 1GB data for the entire 28-day validity period. Read More

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Geminids meteor shower set to peak Wednesday night

Geminids meteor shower set to peak Wednesday night

Attention, stargazers: the orbiting object spewing space dust that creates the Geminid meteor shower will be closer to Earth than it has been in recent memory. In the southern hemisphere, you will have a subdued but still attractive show because Gemini doesn't rise very high above the local horizon. It will peak around 2am, when the sky is darkest. Read More

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Amazon takes Prime to Apple as Google pulls YouTube from Fire

Amazon takes Prime to Apple as Google pulls YouTube from Fire

Amazon's support for HDR is also ideal for those with an Apple TV 4K , as the set-top box supports Dolby Vision. - Watch on your Apple TV directly by downloading the separate tvOS app (requires Apple TV 3rd generation or later). The Prime Video app for the Apple TV supports numerous Apple TV features, this included Siri and the TV app, this allows you to search for videos on Prime from the main TV interface. Read More

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What is Datally, Google's new mobile data-saving app all about?

What is Datally, Google's new mobile data-saving app all about?

Datally is an upgraded version Google's Triangle app , which was released on an experimental basis in Philippines in June 2017. If you haven't, go to Google Play Store , search for Datally and hit install. It also allows users to allow or block any app they want from using mobile data. If you haven't already enabled the data saver feature for mobile data, you can do so from there as well. Read More

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Nokia 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling in Singapore

Nokia 8 Android 8.0 Oreo update starts rolling in Singapore

There is no word on when the final stable version of the Oreo update will reach both V30 and V30 + phones, but it is at least a couple of weeks away. While we haven't heard of handsets outside of Korea getting the update just yet, there's no reason to think that it won't spread very soon. He adds that Oreo for Nokia 8 is packed with all the exciting new features along with the improvements that have added. Read More

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Pradyuman murder case: Ashok was grief-stricken, deadened to confess, alleges family

Pradyuman murder case: Ashok was grief-stricken, deadened to confess, alleges family

Ashok was released on bail from Gurugram's Bhondsi jail on Wednesday evening . Pradhuman was found with his throat slit in the toilet of the school in Bhondsi, Gurgaon , on September 8. "The police said him it's a small case and they will cover it accordingly", Ashok's sister-in-law. "Villagers are with us and they all want us to demand justice for Ashok and action against the irresponsible police officials", he said. Read More

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Download Animal Crossing Pocket Camp 1.0.0 APK

Download Animal Crossing Pocket Camp 1.0.0 APK

Having played through some of the game thanks to the APK being leaked across the web when it was soft-launched in Australia, I would say it is most definitely a free-to-play mobile version of Animal Crossing . Or, if you're in a hurry, you can move your order to the very front of the line by using Leaf Tickets. Pocket Camp , like the latter two titles, is essentially another entry in its respective series, but it has been optimized for a mobile experience. Read More

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The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The sports auto, described as a "hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars" by Musk, will have a range of almost 620 miles on a single charge and go from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds. In addition, let's not forget Tesla has already teased the Model Y, a smaller crossover slated to be positioned below the Model X. It's due in 2019, though knowing Tesla, we're not so sure it will actually be launched before 2020. Read More

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Dog ownership linked to living longer, study finds

Dog ownership linked to living longer, study finds

The researchers examined seven national databases in Sweden, including two that track dog ownership, and focused on people aged 40 to 80. A study released shows that a dog really is your best friend. Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden have posited the theory that this is due to the fact that dogs have the ability to change their owner's bacterial microbiome by exposing them to bacteria they had not yet encountered. Read More

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Facebook Calls On Users To Send Nudes In Revenge Porn Crackdown

Facebook is asking some users to send nude photos of themselves in an effort to combat social media " revenge porn ". Stamos is using the abbreviated form of "non-consensual intimate image", more colloquial known as revenge porn . The company considered blurring out images before they ended up in the hands of human reviewers, but decided against it because that may have resulted in accidentally hashing legitimate images. Read More

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Apple developing a device of augmented reality

Apple developing a device of augmented reality

The company wants to have technology for a headset ready by 2019, and sell it as early as 2020, according to the report . AR headsets have been developed by other tech competitors with little success so far, from Google Glass to Microsoft Hololens - which uses both augmented reality and virtual reality - and even Snapchat's Spectacles. Read More

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2018 iPad to ditch home button, adopt Face ID

As per the reports , the new generation of iPad will feature the same screen size like the previous 10.5-inch iPad Pro , however, this time the device will feature a bunch of new features including the Face ID on it. Kuo had earlier said that Apple is most likely to dump fingerprint scanner based TouchID altogether in favour of the FaceID feature in future models. Read More

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PlayStation trophies can now earn you PSN credit

If you want to turn those points into PSN vouchers, it'll cost you 1,000 points to get $10 worth of credit. Firstly, users must link their PSN account to Sony's new Rewards program, which outlines that 100 silver trophies will net 100 points, 25 gold trphies is worth 250 points and if you're a completionist, 10 platinum trophies will get a cool 1,000 points. Read More

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Reinhardt's Basically Thor in the Newest Overwatch Animated Short

Reinhardt's Basically Thor in the Newest Overwatch Animated Short

After Overwatch's disbanding, Moira would move her operations to Oasis so that she could continue to fund her research and workings. Using her left hand, she can give out biotic energy and heal allies that stand in front of her. "Once she's charged Coalescence , Moira can save multiple allies from elimination at once or finish off weakened enemies". Much like Reaper, however, she also has her Fade ability, which allows her to teleport across a short distance. Read More

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The ugly reality about buying an iPhone X today

The ugly reality about buying an iPhone X today

But it forecast profit next quarter, which is traditionally its largest for sales due to the holidays, for somewhere between $84 billion and $87 billion. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus went on sale in October, boasting improvements to the camera and the addition of wireless charging. If the stock nears that level on Friday, the company will reach a market value of $900 billion. Read More

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Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury and won't be re-examined until three weeks from now. Fultz visited several specialists and there is no structural damage in the shoulder. Through four games as a Sixer, Fultz is averaging six points in 19 minutes per game. There has been confusion as to whether Fultz's shooting tweak caused the injury or began because of the injury. Read More

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season Pass and Release Date Announced

To add to all of this, there's a tactical element with the game too with the Story Mode Map which has players choosing from different options as to where to go next. There has been an incredible groundswell surrounding the development and announcements of Dragon Ball FighterZ . Those who purchase early will also get to early unlock SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta , as well as two exclusive lobby avatars, and three stamps. Read More

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Sensex cuts initial gains, up 100 points in late morning

Sensex cuts initial gains, up 100 points in late morning

BSE Midcap index gained 83 points or 0.52 per cent to 16,050.23 with shares of Oberoi Realty , Federal Bank , Tata Communications , Berger Paint, India Hotels and Crisil surging up to 6 per cent. Major gainers were Tata Motors, Cipla , M&M, Dr Reddy's and Hindustan Unilever, rising by up to 1.72 percent. "Broad market indices like mid-cap in the NSE has closed marginally higher (up 0.21 per cent) and in the BSE closed on a flat note (up 0.04 per cent)", Deepak Jasani, Head - ... Read More

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Tottenham should provide template for England

Tottenham should provide template for England

Nevertheless, the players of the England national team are in brilliant form at the moment, and given that they do not have to lose for the exit, I presume they will cope with the task without difficulty. Regardless of personal achievements, I think it's important that we smile. "We have come off the back of what happened in the last European Championship, a change of coach and a lot of difficulties to deal with through the campaign, but we're there and now we build and look to where we ... Read More

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Apple investigating reports the iPhone 8 is 'bursting open'

Apple investigating reports the iPhone 8 is 'bursting open'

Wireless charging in iPhone X seems to be the most popular feature followed by facial recognition. The first-generation Rockstar adapter is now available on online stores such as Amazon India for Rs.3,850. It's ridiculous it took Apple this long to find a solution to this problem . They showed the phone with its screen curved, detached from the aluminum casing with its insides exposed. Read More

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Every Jaguar Car From 2020 Will Be Electric

Every Jaguar Car From 2020 Will Be Electric

Not much else has been changed, peak inside the cabin and you'll find the original leather seats, large wooden steering wheel, although, the carbon fibre dash and touchscreen and rotary gear selector do belie it's modern underpinnings. "We're looking forward to the reaction of our clients as we investigate bringing this concept to market". Called Sayer - named after the designer of the E-Type - it's a removable unit that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and voice recognition to carry out ... Read More

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Apple schedules an event for September 12th, new iPhones incoming?

Apple schedules an event for September 12th, new iPhones incoming?

A new edition of the Apple Watch - probably the Series 3 - is also expected to make a debut and introduce an LTE chip to the watch, so that you can use most of its features without tethering it to an iPhone . To put that into perspective, the iPhone 7 is 4.7 inches and the iPhone 7 Plus is 5.5 inches. It's expected that the tech giant will reveal a barrage of products during the keynote presentation, including a new, more expensive iPhone that features a almost bezel-less display ... Read More

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Apple revises strategy for its self-driving technology

Apple revises strategy for its self-driving technology

Instead of the Apple Car , we're more likely to see an over-glorified Apple Bus. At one time , Apple apparently was planning on building its own self-driving vehicle. The shuttle will be used as a form of testing for Apple and will match what other companies, including Waymo and Cruise, have done to test and flawless their technologies. Read More

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Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users

Google Allo now available for web but only for Android users

The schedule sounds about right. Google Allo was first introduced at I/O developer conference a year ago alongside the video app known as Duo. The two are connected in a similar manner in which WhatsApp for Android and WhatsApp for desktops are, requiring users to scan a QR code rendered by the browser client with their mobile app before being allowed to use the service. Read More

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Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

Samsung Q2 chip sales are $15.7bn

The results indicate that the unit is turning into another key money maker after semiconductors and smartphones. Intel's more than two decade-long reign as the king of the silicon-based semiconductor is poised to end Thursday when South Korea's Samsung Electronics elbows the USA manufacturer aside to become the leading maker of computer chips. Read More

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Partners develop Google Glass software for enterprises

Partners develop Google Glass software for enterprises

This time, however, Google has placed its focus on verticals like manufacturing and logistics, marketing Glass 2.0 as a way to boost productivity and save money. Google stated the examples of DHL, where employees in the supply chain process used Glass for scanning items from racks before moving them into totes or bins or carts to be shipped. Read More

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Crude Oil Drifts Lower Despite Inventories Draw

Crude Oil Drifts Lower Despite Inventories Draw

Oil dipped on Thursday on persistent worries about oversupply, but strong Chinese imports and signs that USA storage tanks are gradually being drained offered some support to prices. But at 495.4 million barrels, USA crude oil inventories were in the upper half of the average range for this time of year. Libya and Nigeria contributed the most to the 393,000-bpd increase in the cartel's total crude output in June compared to May. Read More

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First day of Eid al-Fitr announced in Oman

When a new moon appears over Saudi Arabia, the long-anticipated feast will begin. Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal. After observing the fast for 30 days of Ramadan , the people of Morocco along with neighboring countries will be celebrating Eid Al-Fitr tomorrow Sunday. Read More

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Takeaways From Amazon's Acquisition Of Whole Foods

The deal was set in motion when Mackey and fellow executives Jason Buechel, Ken Meyer and David Lannon flew up to Amazon's Seattle headquarters, according to a transcript of a town-hall meeting held Friday with employees. President Di Di Chan adds, "What makes our solution different is that it works across different formats and is so user-friendly that even my grandmother loves it". Read More

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