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Google uncovers evidence of Russian interference ahead of 2016 United States election

Google has uncovered evidence of a large-scale Russian operation to exploit its platforms as part of attempted interference with the 2016 USA election. The company apparently discovered the presence by accessing data from Twitter , which is something Twitter charges for if the user wants to mine all the way back to 2006, but is free of charge up to a certain point. Read More »

BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Is Now Official


There's a home button on the front with the BlackBerry logo that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The handset has been followed since its early days of development under the codename Krypton , but is officially now known as the Blackbery Motion . Read More »

This is How Google Built the Pixel 2's 'Best Ever' Camera

As for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , both devices have a max room of 126GB. They feature two built-in microphones and touching the right earbud allows wearers with Android handsets to speak to Google Assistant on their phone, without needing to preface every request with "Okay, Google ". Read More »

Metropolitan Police say London Natural History Museum incident is not terror-related


A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: 'Whilst inquiries continue it is believed a vehicle mounted the pavement and collided with a number of pedestrians. Authorities determined that the incident was a "road-traffic collision" after four hours of investigation. British emergency services raced to London's Natural History Museum after a auto struck pedestrians Saturday outside the building. Read More »

GST Council relief to exporters, small businesses


He also said GST rates on some products would be cut and the threshold for lower tax would be raised. The GST Council meeting, which will be 22nd meeting of the Council, is also expected to discuss and announce measures to reduce the burden on small taxpayers and improvements in the GST Network's functioning. Read More »

Brazil Olympics chief arrested amid vote-buying scandal


This operation with the participation of representatives from the French police and justice, including the famous judge anti-corruption Renaud Van Ruymbeke. Rio beat bids from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to host the 2016 games. Now, however, O Globo reports that prosecutors can cite several emails between Nuzman, Gryner, and the younger Diack that appear to confirm their agreement to trade the money for the vote. Read More »

You can now share your Instagram Stories directly on Facebook


Further, the spokesperson has also stated that the company is also considering the option to post Facebook Stories to Instagram Stories as well. We're always working to make it easier to share any moment with the people who matter to you. You can not post a story to Facebook, through Instagram without posting it to Instagram - capisce? Despite it having pride of place at the top of the News Feed, most Facebook users are ignoring it, possibly because the Facebook Camera is still relatively ... Read More »

Google unveils Home Max and Mini

This sits £80/$80 lower than the regular Google Home and is competitively priced, as the latest Amazon Echo Dot costs £50/$50, too. It's a beefed up version of the standard Google Home with more audio muscle and a rectangular design that works in either portrait or landscape mode. Read More »

The Range Rover Sport has gone hybrid


Its electrified powertrain means the Range Rover Sport P400e boasts a claimed fuel consumption figure of 101mpg on the NEDC combined cycle, and Carbon dioxide emissions of 64g/km. EV (Electric Vehicle) mode - enables the vehicle to run exclusively on the electric motor using the energy stored in the battery, the ideal solution for quiet, zero emission journeys. Read More »

Google's surprise camera is Google Clips


You can edit the videos by length, or select camera stills, and then export them as gifs, JPEGs, or what Google calls "Motion Photos", which are similar to Apple's Live Photos. At $249, it's really only for people who want to capture what their kids or pets are doing when they aren't around, albeit for a short period of time. Read More »

Senate Intel Leaders Say Ongoing Russia Probe Has Expanded


Burr and Warner warned that Russian sources are continuing to try to influence elections, not just in the USA but in other countries like France where recent national votes have been held. democratic process, denigrate" Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton , and "harm her electability and potential presidency". "We have interviewed everybody who had a hand or a voice into the creation of the intelligence community assessment ", Burr said. Read More »

Las Vegas shooter wired $140000 to Philippines last week


Paddock wired $100,000 to an account in his live-in girlfriend's home country, the Philippines, in the week before he unleashed the worst mass shooting in modern USA history, according to multiple senior law enforcement officials. Photos from 2013 show Paddock visiting the Philippines. His family said they don't know Stephen Paddock and had no knowledge of he and Marilou's relationship. Read More »

SNES Classic Stock Updates For September 30


Now, the Japanese video game giant is again nodding to the past with the Super NES Classic Edition console. As long as these classic systems are selling like hot cakes, there is no rush to make the digital content available. I know there are die hard collectors out there who would seriously give their left foot for the classic system , but most gamers would probably be fine with just downloading each game individually on their Switch. Read More »

S&P, Nasdaq Hit Record on Gains in Tech, Financials


Technology stocks slipped after gaining for two straight days and Apple's 0.76 percent fall weighed on the S&P and the Nasdaq . Facebook's 1.23-percent gain provided the biggest lift to both the Nasdaq and the S&P to help pace the advance. Read More »

Apple, Jio announce 70% buyback scheme for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus


The 64GB iPhone 8 costs Rs. 64,000 and the 256GB model is priced at Rs. 77,000. Under this partnership, Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in India will be available across 900 cities in India via Reliance Digital outlets. Wireless charging is, however, incredibly convenient, if you've got the right set up. I would consider the iPhone X the "supreme" iPhones. The back panel now has a layer of glass, which makes the new iPhones slightly thicker. Read More »

Thousands of cows still in Bali volcano zone


Indonesia , an archipelago of thousands of islands, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Australia had responded to a request for assistance, pledging up to 20.5 million Vatu ($190,000) in "much-needed supplies like food, water, shelter and hygiene kits for affected communities on Ambae", a Vanuatu government statement said Thursday. Read More »

Puerto Rico: The urgency of now


The Jones Act is a century-old law that requires all goods shipped between US ports be carried on USA owned-and-operated ships and has been central to the criticism around the pace of the response to the crisis in Puerto Rico. The act mandates that products shipped between American ports be carried by vessels built in the United States and staffed by US citizens. President Trump has authorized that shipping restrictions be waived "immediately" for Puerto Rico, which was ravaged by ... Read More »

The latest free perk on United States airlines: Mobile messaging


Complimentary mobile messaging will be available on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights, and passengers will be able to access the service through Delta's Wi-Fi portal page, . Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May previous year. Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced Wednesday on " CBS This Morning " the airline's plans to offer new free in-flight messaging services. Read More »

Violent crime rising throughout US, FBI says


Crime in CT is down to its lowest point since 1967, and the state has the largest reduction in violent crime in any state over the last four years, according to new statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Property crimes dropped by 1.3 percent, the data show, the 14th consecutive year that figure fell. Robberies in Seattle increased 1 percent in 2016 over 2015, slightly below the 3 percent increase seen in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma combined. Read More »

Nintendo Details DLC for Forthcoming Fire Emblem Warriors Game


This'll be followed by another DLC pack in February 2018, which features characters and items from the Nintendo DS game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon . Those amiibo figures, along with existing Fire Emblem figures of Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina, will "grant players weapons or materials when tapped". Read More »

Nintendo breathing new life into Super Mario Run on September 29


The new levels contain new enemies. On each of those areas, you will have rewards to gather and gathering them will both enable players to get new things to enhance the Mushroom Kingdom and enables the chance to open Princess Daisy . The update is expected to arrive on Friday, 29th September - and if you haven't got the game yet it will be half price for two weeks. According to the update's App Store preview (which is only viewable on iOS ), Princess Daisy will join the game with a ... Read More »

IOS 11 just destroyed Uber's most annoying privacy flaw


Those are likely to be the same features that you've stumbled on already: the updates to the App Store, to iMessage and to the general look and feel of numerous apps. iOS 11 now lets you edit those photos so you can apply an effect such as loop or bounce. Siri can do more, however, and that's good. Uber's app uses location tracking to steer drivers your way when you request a ride, so you don't have to manually enter an address. Read More »

Amazon, Flipkart festival sales: 5 best deals on smartphones


In the series of discounts announced on the Apple iPhone models, prices of iPhone 6 and iPhone SE have been slashed heavily, retailing them around Rs 20,000. 1,000 additional discount. All of India's notable e-commerce sites are clamouring to roll out the best deals. To make things seamless, Amazon has teamed up with banks to offer cash-backs, exclusive discounts and even incentivize customers who choose to pay through its own digital wallet Amazon Pay. Read More »

Ramadan Sobhi features as Newcastle defeats Stoke City


Egypt's Ramadan Sobhi came on as a second half substitute, as Newcastle United defeated Stoke City 2-1 in the fifth fixture of the English Premier League . After his role in last week's victory, Scotland winger Ritchie was again the architect for the opener, curling a ideal cross to the far post for Atsu to volley home. Read More »

Hall of Fame list sets up selection Saturday scrimmage


He'll have stiff competition, but I know he's worth it! "He was nominated and met the minimum criteria of playing at least five years and voted to at least one Pro Bowl or "All" team". Apparently, the Steve Smith discovered on that list was not the Steve Smith fans were expecting. Players and coaches who predate the 25-year window are considered by the Senior Selection Committee, which has named Brazile and former Green Bay Packers guard Jerry Kramer as its finalists for the Class of ... Read More »

State Senate passes budget, heads to Gov. Walker


Republicans entered the day one vote short of the 17 they needed to pass the plan. The budget was supposed to be done by July 1 but GOP infighting over road funding has delayed the process. Joint Finance Committee approves transportation package, property tax cutsIn order to pass a contentious state budget that has been stalled for almost two months, the state Legislature's Joint Read... Read More »

Sen. Franken quizzes Apple over Face ID: how secure is it?


And, just as Microsoft did in going from Windows 8 to Windows 10, Apple chose to skip a generation in its device numbering system, going straight from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone X (pictured above and pronounced "ten"). On the subject of phablets, here's how the iPhone 8 Plus fares: the price begins at £799 for the 64GB version, and sharply rises to £949 for 256GB - putting it well ahead of the Note 8, and pretty much everything else out there. Read More »

Google will unveil the Pixel 2 on October 4

Just like the Pixel 2 before it, the Pixel 2 XL made its way to the FCC . It looks like the Pixel 2 series might be announced on October 4. However, the new Pixel phones will be among the first to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo, along with Sony's new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact , which are set to go on sale in September. Read More »

Apple Just Made A Big Change to iTunes


Although users won't be able to redownload previously purchased apps or ringtones on iTunes 12.7, users will still be able to sync those by plugging in their iOS device . Apple had been at the receiving end of criticism for making iTunes bloated and heavy with the integration of the app store. On your Mac, launch the App Store app in your Applications folder. Read More »

Nintendo will continue to ship SNES Classic Edition consoles into 2018


The Super NES Classic Edition system features 21 legendary Super NES games such as Super Mario World , The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid . Pre-orders for the SNES are already sold out online at Amazon, GameStop and Target. Redmond-based Nintendo said Tuesday that high demand has prompted the company to extend shipping of its upcoming retro version of the 16-bit Super NES into next year. Read More »

How to help the Red Cross help those affected by Irma


Volunteers must be willing to work day or night shifts and be in good health with no physical limitations. "They could be working in a shelter, they could assist with feed, bulk distribution", said America Red Cross Regional Disaster Recovery Manager Shana Beal. Read More »

Klopp implores battered Liverpool to learn quickly


The forward was then left out of the squad that suffered a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but Klopp insists the decision was made with Coutinho's fitness in mind. "You always want the club to keep buying players to improve all the time", Heskey told the Liverpool Echo . Though Mane's suspension does not affect his participation in the Champions League as his ban will only affect domestic matches - missing two Leicester clashes and a ... Read More »

Nintendo "strongly urges" you don't overpay for SNES mini on eBay


If Nintendo can indeed meet demand this year, you shouldn't have to drop more than the $80 asking price. It's something Fils-Aimé said was "outside of their control". Now, on the eve of the SNES Classic release, Nintendo seems to be following a similar script. I'm not suggesting you should pay an inflated price on eBay - eff those people - but you should definitely keep your expectations in check. Read More »

Apple Set to Reveal Special iPhone X on Tuesday


Apple too is going over board to ensure the phone turns out to be as special as it can be. What can you expect? Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Apple from $157.00 to $168.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Read More »

Instagram Lets Users to Share Stories Directly to Facebook


The Instagram test, which appears to be now live in at least Portugal, was first spotted on Twitter by The Next Web's Matt Navarra . "We have no other plans to share at this time". Both Apps have traditionally kept separate from the beginning. The latest feature, which is still under its testing phase, gives Instagram users the option to share photos and videos created with Instagram's in-app camera to their Facebook Story , as well as their Instagram Story. Read More »

Terror funding case: NIA raids 11places


The National Investigative Team (NIA) on Thursday carried out searches at 11 more locations i.e. nine in Kashmir valley and one each in Jammu and Gurugram, in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case and Line of Control (LoC) Trade case. Read More »

Apple, Inc. Might Skip The "S" This Year


Apple's flagship tenth anniversary iPhone will be called the iPhone X , with two other new models based on last year's handsets dubbed the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Apple has already sent out invites for the launch of its next generation iPhones on September 12. This Touch ID feature has become common and many phone manufacturers are using this technology on their smartphone device. Read More »

Samsung Gear Sport hands-on


All that's pretty exciting stuff even for a non-athlete such as myself - and to hear Samsung tell it, that's kind of the whole idea. You just need to make sure you have a compatible Samsung smartphone (Note 8, S8 or S8+) to make the Bixby magic happen, though. Read More »

Aston Martin CEO: We'll Hybrid Everything By The Mid-2020s


Aston Martin also plans to make the technology optional rather than standard, unlike Volvo . A year later, Aston Martin will introduce a pure electric version of its Rapide sedan. Earlier this year, Volvo announced that every vehicle it intends to sell from 2019 onwards will feature an electrified powertrain, be it mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric. Read More »

Minnesota volunteers join Harvey relief effort

Hurricane Harvey's effects on the Texas coast are likely to be long-lasting and varied. Hundreds of calls were made into the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday as people became stranded on their rooftops due to flooding. Schoeneck says the best way for Minnesotans to help out is to text the word "Harvey" to "90999". These numbers are expected to grow and dozens of additional shelters could open. Read More »

Android 8 Oreo update for HTC 10, U11 and U Ultra confirmed


As of now, few settings like the option to change the shape of icons and Google wallpapers are not seen on a few devices, hopefully, this might be rectified in the upcoming updates. The company said in a news release, however, that it and Google will partner on a "variety of global initiatives designed to create innovative, playful experiences for both OREO and Android fans". Read More »

Final Fantasy XV Is Getting Free Assassin's Creed DLC on August 31


Ubisoft made a rather surprisingly announcement today, revealing a new team up with Square Enix to bring Assassin's Creed Origins-themed DLC to Final Fantasy 15 . Starting on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 until Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 Final Fantasy XV players will have access to this timed-event, which will feature gameplay elements from Ubisoft's action-adventure franchise. Read More »

Micromax Canvas Infinity First Impressions: More screen per phone


Micromax launched its latest smartphone " Canvas Infinity" in India, its first 18:9 display-screen smartphone that aims to create an impressive viewing experience. Micromax Canvas Infinity phone is featured with 5.5 inches 18:9 display . The Micromax Canvas Infinity has an HD+ screen resolution, with 720×1440 pixels. Read More »

HTC 10, U11, and U Ultra will get Android 8.0 Oreo Update

We have already talked so much about the earlier expected Android version name as Android O in our previous articles but now we will be taking you all through the changes that have been introduced with the so called Android Oreo . Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a bit longer see Oreo on a BlackBerry KEYone but the folks over at Android Central have produced a pretty awesome video showing off the important bits. Read More »

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Still Available For Pre-order


Greenberg explained that, while Microsoft doesn't know what kind of share of Xbox One family sales will be taken by Xbox One X consoles, they're really trying to manufacture as many as they possibly can. One of the most notable paragons of cross platform play will be Microsoft owned Minecraft , which, in what is possible the largest cross platform exercise ever, will be uniting players across Xbox One, Nintendo Switch , iOS, Android, and Windows 10- leaving only PlayStation owners ... Read More »

All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search


It led to a whole new world of Lite apps! The app may be called Search Lite or Search (Test App), and it appears to be targeted at the Indonesian and/or Indian markets. Besides, it may not reach those in countries where internet is fast enough to access content without having to use a lite mode. We are yet to see an official announcement of the app by Google . Read More »

PS4's next update finally lets you squelch notifications during movies


As always, if you signed up and were one of the ol' chosen ones, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to download the beta and get started testing it out for Sony . Streamers that like to use the popular Twitch platform can now stream in full 1080p/60fps. Good news Twitch users: with this update, PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch. Read More »