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Apple delays launch of HomePod until 'early 2018'

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Apple has indefinitely delayed the release of HomePod until 2018. Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017. It's also possible-and I think more likely-Apple is having a tough time overcoming design issues. For instance, consumers will be able to request songs and playlists from Apple Music, but third-party support for voice commands is limited to a small number of app categories that could leave Spotify and others in ... Read More »

Tesla reveals its first electric truck

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The new Roadster - a revamp of the original Tesla roadster launched in 2008 - can travel 620 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 250 miles an hour. The figure assumes a diesel price of $2.50 a gallon versus 7 cents/kWh for electricity and a maximum load traveling at an average speed of 60 miles per hour. Read More »

Get this dog and live longer, says new study

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A group of academics from Uppsala University in Sweden analyzed the health records of 3.4 million people in that northern European country, where databases contain detailed information on most everyone's hospitalizations, medical history and even whether they own a dog . Read More »

Apple could be making a more affordable iPhone X for 2018

For reference, the current iPhone X has a 5.8-inch OLED display, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus has a display size of 5.5 inches. According to MacRumors , the number of people affected seems to be increasing and those reporting the problem say that the phone has not been dropped or otherwise damaged. Read More »

The OnePlus 5T WILL NOT Feature Wireless Charging

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OnePlus believes that its " Dash Charging " is better than wireless charging hence, it chose to forego including wireless charging. Another given reason was that users won't be able to work on the device while it is kept on wireless charging pads. Read More »

Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

The system, now being piloted in Australia in partnership with the country's eSafety Commissioner, allows users to upload nude photos preemptively directly to Facebook Messenger , so the company can create a digital fingerprint of sorts for the file to then prevent it from being uploaded maliciously in the future. Read More »

Apple is reportedly making an AR headset to compete with HoloLens

While virtual reality immerses the user in a digital world, augmented reality overlays images and data on the real one. "There are rumors and gossip about companies working on that, and we obviously don't talk about what we work on". Aetna workers are co-located at Apple's offices in Cupertino, he said, as the company looks to have a variety of apps ready in time for the January 1 start of the Apple Watch pilot program. Read More »

Apple expected to be launching a redesigned iPad as early as 2018

In many ways, removing the home button makes even more sense on the iPad than on the iPhone. It would be the first major revamp of the iPad's design since iPad Pro hit the shelves in 2015. Speaking of Apple Pencil, Bloomberg says a new version of Apple's digital stylus is in the works which would mark the first change to that hardware since it was introduced alongside the original iPad Pro. Read More »

Facebook suggests users upload nudes to avoid revenge porn

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In the Australian pilot, users must first complete an online form on the e-safety commissioner's website outlining their concerns. If someone tries to upload explicit content matching that hash on platforms such as Facebook , Messenger , and Instagram , the company won't allow it. Read More »

Xbox One X Is for Gaming Connoisseurs, Says Xbox Head

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Our testers are two longtime Xbox users: GeekWire editor Todd Bishop, still on an Xbox 360 that his daughter loves, and GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper, a more regular gamer who loves playing Federation Internationale de Football Association on his original Xbox One . Read More »

Sheep trained to recognize Jake Gyllenhaal, for science

Morton and her team recently began research on sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the mutation for Huntington's disease . In a fifth, and final task, the sheep were shown a photograph of their day-to-day handler - who they know well but have never seen a picture of - next to that of an unknown person. Read More »

Uber Is Still Trying to Do that Flying Car Thing

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The flying taxi project could drastically reduce trip times by avoiding traffic while remaining relatively affordable. Uber previously announced cities Dallas, Texas and Dubai as other partner cities. The partnership, announced today at WebSummit in Lisbon, is not beyond Uber's personal ambitions either. "I think 2020 is realistic for a vehicle that is not replacing an airplane but replacing a auto", Richard Pat Anderson, director of the Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle ... Read More »

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump's Account on Last Day

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It has declined further explanation, raising questions not only about its own security measures but on Trump's heavy reliance on a single platform to broadcast his views. After the snafu, Twitter announced it's launching an internal review , but Lawson says addressing a breach involving a former employee could prove hard for the company. Read More »

Overwatch's Next Map Is Blizzard World, A Tribute To Blizzard Games

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There's no release date set for the latest Overwatch hero yet, though it's likely she'll arrive with the Blizzard World map. At BlizzCon , it was also announced that Moira is a two-star difficulty hero, making her notably more challenging to play than the current support fan favorite Mercy. Read More »

Sony's Aibo robot dog is back and smarter than ever

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The new version (which Sony is marketing as " aibo " instead of the prior "AIBO") comes equipped with a powerful computer chip, OLED displays for eyes and the ability to connect to mobile networks. "It was a hard decision to stop the project in 2006, but we continued development in AI and robotics", Kazuo Hirai, Sony's chief executive officer, said in a news briefing. Read More »

Twitter Admits It Has Overstated User Metrics for 3 Years

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Twitter reported a net loss of $21 million and adjusted earnings per share of 10 cents. The site's number of daily active users also increased 14 percent. Another reason Wall Street is happy? But that was after the company restated MAUs slightly because it incorrectly included users of third-party apps - for example , it reduced the monthly users count by 2 million for Q2 2017. Read More »

Microsoft FY18 Q1 earnings

The milestone was announced in Microsoft's earnings release this afternoon, where it reported $24.5 billion and a profit of $6.6 billion, up from $20.4 billion and $4.7 billion this same quarter past year. LinkedIn revenue of $1.1 billion for the quarter was flat sequentially. Revenue from Microsoft's personal computing division, its largest by revenue, fell 0.2 per cent to US$9.38 billion but handily beat analysts' estimate of US$8.81 billion. Read More »

Animal Crossing Mobile to be Detailed in Upcoming Nintendo Direct

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After months of waiting, Nintendo is officially revealing the Animal Crossing mobile app this week in a special Nintendo Direct live stream. Nintendo is finally ready to talk about the mobile Animal Crossing this week. We don't know. How could we? It's worth noting that the site makes it clear that no news on Nintendo 3DS or Switch titles will be shared, so those eagerly anticipating a full-fledged sequel to New Leaf might have to wait a while longer. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Will Feature 8 Characters, Out in January

Along with the Season Pass, Bandai Namco also announced two new editions of Dragon Ball FighterZ including a FighterZ Edition and an Ultimate Edition . The listing is for the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Ball FighterZ , which is going for $109 and offers some exclusive content as well as what appears to be a DLC Season Pass. Read More »

Sancho-less England favourites against Japan

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England U17 boss Steve Cooper has criticised Borussia Dortmund for withdrawing Jadon Sancho from the World Cup squad, forcing him to return to his club. Japan will feel hard done by. "They're a good team with some good players". They didn't get clear cut chances but that was because our defenders were around the box. Read More »

Micromax ties up with BSNL to launch 4G VoLTE phone Bharat-1

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The phone comes with a BSNL SIM card but the device supports dual-SIMs which means the phone is not only restricted to BSNL's network. With a combined vision of accelerating the growth of data adoption and providing Internet access to the 500 million plus feature phone users in India, both Micromax and BSNL will work collaboratively to introduce the best consumer mobile experience, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Read More »

India's Sensex climbs 200 points; Telecom shares lead rally

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Mumbai: Driven by strong IIP numbers and an unchanged inflation, the Sensex today rallied over 211 points to 32,393, reflecting interrupted buying by domestic institutional investors. On the other hand, healthcare index was down 0.29 per cent, FMCG 0.25 per cent, capital goods and oil & gas 0.14 per cent each. After the announcement of its quarterly result on Thursday, India's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) saw its shares rise as much as 2.4 percent to Rs ... Read More »

The Amazon Echo just got a lot smarter

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Amazon opens a new discount sale for the Alexa powered Echo Show smart device. The feature should be rolling out in the coming days. Alexa users can set up voice recognition to Amazon's Alexa AI to recognize different user's voices, Amazon announced today. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Launched In India

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The flagship is wrapped in a metal unibody. There are no Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 launch offers as such, beyond a zero percent EMI offer. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 features the bezel-less display, which is the highlight of the smartphone. The feature will make it compete with the iPhone X as the company is also touting facial recognition technology for unlocking the device. The phone also comes with highest screen to body ratio in any smartphone till date. Read More »

Southgate admits England must be better despite Slovenia win

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England Captain Harry Kane scored a late win for Gareth Southgate's side. "We come off the back of what happened in the last European Championships with the change of coach, a lot of difficulties throughout the campaign, but we're there and we look to where we can improve all the time ". Read More »

Bank of America Boosts Rating On General Motors Company (GM) To "Buy"

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The Company's divisions include Terminalling services and Fleet services. Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC acquired a new stake in General Motors during the first quarter worth about $106,000. General Motors Company has $57 highest and $26 lowest target. This translates into $1.55 billion profit for GM giving the stock a 9.91 P/E. Tradewinds Capital Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Read More »

Glasgow University praises late scientist after United States colleagues awarded Nobel prize

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Without having a second detector, there would have been many false positives from things like moving trucks and crashing waves, which would render the detection of gravitational waves impossible. Kip Thorne , 77, and Barry Barish , 81, will share the other half. It's not every day that we manage to open a new window into the universe, but this is exactly what their research has done. Read More »

Vegas Shooting Shows Google and Facebook Still Have a Fake News Problem

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Google changed its algorithms in October 2014 so that non-journalistic sites could still be included in the "in the news" section. Google did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Among the outlets promoted by Facebook were The Gateway Pundit; a blog called Alt Right News; and several websites of questionable credibility. The incident highlights yet again how news and social-media algorithms created to help surface the best information can fall short in the ... Read More »

Apple Finally Selling iPhone Dongle for Headphone and Charging

A woman in Taiwan has claimed that the iPhone 8 Plus (64GB) variant burst open while she had put the device on charging using the original Apple charger. Apple iPhone 8 series bring minor changes to iPhone 7 , 7 Plus. Apple have confirmed that they are "looking into" the reports but declined to make any further comment. Read More »

Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine Awarded for Fruit Fly Research

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In 1729, the French astronomer Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan observed what happened to a mimosa plant when it was placed in constant darkness. In 1984, Hall and Rosbash , collaborating at Brandeis University , and Young , at Rockefeller University, independently isolated a gene in fruit flies that controls daily biological rhythm . Read More »

Google Drops Requirement For News Publishers To Offer Free Content Clicks

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Google came to the decision to replace First Click Free after doing its own internal research on subscription models, as well as by doing experiments with major publishers such as the New York Times and the Financial Times . Google , a unit of Alphabet Inc ., said it also plans tools to help increase subscriptions , including enabling users to log in with their Google passwords to simplify the subscription process and sharing user data with news organizations to better target ... Read More »

Netflix in $400 million Canadian TV production deal

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According to the government, this deal is the biggest investment in Canadian content from a foreign company in 30 years. The Wall Street Journal noted that before the announcement of its investment, Netflix commissioned a year ago "hundreds of millions of dollars" of original Canadian programming, making the country one of the top three locations for original productions after the U.S. Read More »

Apple iPhone X Features Slightly Larger Battery Than The iPhone 8 Plus

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The screen is much larger than the other iPhone's - which were 4.7 inches - making it 5.8 inches on the diagonal. If that all sounds quite familiar, it's because the spec is nearly a match for the iPhone 8 Plus . Apple's new iPhones this year are definitely more expensive than ever, take for example the iPhone X which is priced starting at $999, a price tag that's considerably higher than any base iPhone model we've seen. Read More »

Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses in the Works

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Not anymore. Snap off your Google Home base and add the metallic LOFT instead and voila! you won't have to leave your Google Home behind as you move from room to room inside your house. And yeah, you can get Google Assistant everywhere with your phone, but Google Assistant is more robust on Google Home than it is anywhere else, especially when it comes to music and playback controls. Read More »

Houston Texans already in panic mode ahead of clash with Cincinnati Bengals?

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The Bengals' tailback depth, with Mixon supporting accomplished veterans Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill , amassed only 75 yards on 21 carries, or 3.6 per rush. Geno Atkins was a monster for the Bengals with two sacks. This game will be a showdown of two teams who desperately need a bounce back win after subpar performances in Week 1. Read More »

Cassini's finale: NASA's last photos from their 20-year Saturn mission

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The spacecraft revealed the structure of Saturn's rings and, by delivering the Huygens probe to the moon Titan , executed the first landing of a spacecraft in the outer solar system. "It's not science in the ivory tower". Scientists like Helfenstein are especially interested to learn about the age of Saturn's main rings. "And way that she died". Read More »

Chase bank CEO calls bitcoin a 'fraud'

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The virtual currency has grown by more than 350% this year, in view of the rising demand in Asia, global political uncertainty, and an increased adoption of blockchain . "It's worse than tulip bulbs . You just saw China , governments like to control their money supply ". To understand more about Blockchain , Bitcoin , how they are created, and how to buy/sell them in Pakistan, read our detailed guides on Cryptocurrency in this section . Read More »

Apple unveils Apple TV 4K, pricing starts at $229 CAD

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Today marks ten years since Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone and Apple is expected to commemorate that by launching the highly anticipated iPhone 8 . The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available in 32GB, 256GB and 512GB with price starting from $699 for iPhone 8 and $799 for iPhone 8 Plus respectively. Read More »

Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

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Speaking at the event , the Xiaomi's head commented that making a powerful and budget friendly laptop sounds great on paper but it is not as simple as it sounds. The Mi Notebook Pro sports a 15.6-inch display which has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for added support. Harman Infinity custom-built speakers and Dolby Atmos audio. Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Broward sending shelter pets to California

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The dogs that arrived at Crites Field in Waukesha Monday, after a stop in Oklahoma, are dogs that were already in the shelter system, many long before Harvey's arrival. The fees associated to spaying and neutering were also waived. "Something of this volume probably wasn't possible 10 years ago". The animals being sent away from the flooded region are not family pets rescued from the flooding, but those impounded before Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas on August 25. Read More »