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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 »

Apple sends out press invites for Sept 12 event at Apple Park

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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 . The invite, includes the words "Let's meet at our place" and features a colourful image of the famous Apple logo. Rumours are rife that Apple has completely redesigned its next flagship to feature a giant edge-to-edge display which will cover nearly the entire front of the phone. Read More »

Cummins unveils electric semi truck before Tesla

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Despite its somewhat short range, the new concept can still carry up to 44,000 pounds of payload, and it only takes an hour to charge its 140kWh battery back at an 140kWh charging station. A new electric powertrain is key, but it can't do it all on its own - the AEON ekes out as much range as it can through low-rolling resistance tires and regenerative braking. Read More »

YouTube introduces a new logo

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The YouTube logo has been the same for quite some time, but everything is eventual, so a change has finally arrived. That feature comes as more viewers - typically younger ones - are comfortable with watching vertical video thanks to services like Snapchat and Instagram. Read More »

This Amazon Alexa-Equipped Smart Speaker is Just $29.70 Today

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This addition puts the Echo's audio capabilities more on par with both Apple's upcoming HomePod and the Sonos speaker system. Set-up is simple. If you stream your music from Google play Music, unfortunately Amazon doesn't mention if this service will eventually gain support, so you'll need choose a different service if you want to use the new feature. Read More »

North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, US conduct drills

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North Korea early on Saturday fired several short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast from its eastern Kangwon province, South Korea's military said . Earlier this month Trump had warned that North Korea would be met with "fire and fury", if it continued with its threats. The rival Koreas recently saw their always testy relationship get worse after Trump traded warlike threats. Read More »

SpaceX launches Taiwan's first home-built satellite

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The event will be streamed live. Continuing its effort to re-use expensive rocket components instead of jettisoning them into the ocean after each launch , SpaceX managed to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 on a platform floating in the Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Samsung confirms it's working on a smart speaker

The company confirmed that Bixby will soon get Spotify support. "In the future, Bixby will have the learning power to offer more intelligent and personalized interactions and seamless connections across more devices". On the home appliance side, Samsung has a substantial number of devices for sale that feature smart home functionality and also has its own SmartThings standard for networked local connectivity among products. Read More »

OnePlus 5 8GB variant now available in Slate Gray color

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Ahead of the festive season, OnePlus announces OnePlus Super Seller Week on Amazon from 21st to 25th August, 2017 with exciting offers on OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with two RAM and storage variants: 6GB RAM+64GB storage and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Read More »

Google Allo for web finally arrives, but only for Android users

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Second, Allo for web is supported by one browser at the moment: Google's own Chrome. In a nut shell: You can now use the full Google Allo service from your computer. Well, we're a few weeks from that and would you look at that - " Allo for Web " is now showing (see above) for just about everyone in either v15 or v16 of the Allo Android app. Read More »

James Damore: Working at Google Is Like Being in a 'Cult'

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For those not following along, Damore , a senior engineer at the world's biggest search engine, wrote a memo about a month ago entitled " Google's Ideological Echo Chamber ". " Google had to solve the problem caused by my supposedly sexist, anti-diversity manifesto". But Google executives, including the chief executive officer and the chief of diversity, deemed the document to be in violation of the company's code of conduct because it "perpetuated gender stereotypes ". Read More »

Chris Hadfield weighs in on the Perseid meteor shower

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But experts have warned that with the moon at three-quarters full, it may make it harder this year to spot the meteors as they fly past. This year, as many as two of the streaking flashes of light may be visible every minute, given a good location and clear skies. Read More »

Facebook launches Watch platform for original video

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Facebook is not leaving any stone unturned on its quest to become a topnotch tech company, and its latest venture is a redesigned video platform called Watch tab. Watch will replace the video tab that Facebook introduced previous year. Hosting original programming will boost Facebook's ad revenue and also create more reasons for users to log into and check their News Feeds for interesting and unique content. Read More »

Tesla wants to increase their debt by an additional $1.5 billion

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Tesla finally delivered the first 30 units of the Model 3 this past evening, and now that the production version of the company's mass-market electric auto is out in the wild, one key detail has finally been confirmed: the interior is going to look unlike anything else on the market. Read More »

Vic teen's legs eaten by tiny sea animals

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According to the Alaska state Department of Fish and Game , sea lice are small, oval-shaped crustaceans that are often seen hanging on to salmon - they are parasites. "I've put meat into a net and they've grabbed on to that like no tomorrow". Sam Kazinay, 16, made a decision to soak his feet in the water at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton , Victoria, because they felt sore from playing football. Read More »

Venezuela opposition leader Antonio Ledezma freed

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In a sign of its apparent demoralized state only a few hundred demonstrators showed up for Friday's protest against the constitutional assembly, one of the smallest turnouts in months. The United States will not recognize the National Constituent Assembly , State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement Thursday, adding that the election lacked credible global observation. Read More »

Apple Defends Pulling Many VPN Services from App Store in China

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The Amnesty International human rights organization published a comment about acceptance of the law forbidding use of Proxy Avoidance and VPN in Russian Federation. The People's Republic of China has issued a blanket ban of common websites like Facebook, Google, and many western media outlets, all of which are accessible within Russian Federation. Read More »

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomatic staff

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Russian Federation is also suspending the use of a United States storage facility in Moscow and a country house, or dacha, outside of Moscow by August 1. The administration officials and advisers demanded anonymity to discuss the private sanctions deliberations. But faced with heavy bipartisan support for the bill in the House and Senate, the president had little choice but to sign the bill into law. Read More »

Samsung's profit may top Apple's for the first time ever

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By division, the home appliance and air solution unit generated 465.7 billion won operating profit, up 7.4 percent on-year, with the revenue coming in at 5.25 trillion won, up 11.7 percent. Samsung's display business, which makes high-end OLED display panels for smartphones and TVs, also saw solid earnings of 1.7 trillion won, while its mobile business reported 4.1 trillion won in operating profit, driven by sales of its Galaxy S8 series. Read More »

Adobe Flash Will Finally Die In 2020

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Today, the numbers stand at just 17 percent . Content creators will instead be encouraged to migrate existing content to new, "open" formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly . Meanwhile, Flash continued on but became overtaken by HTML5. Apple made a statement explaining that its mobile devices never supported Flash in the first place, and their computers have only allowed Flash to run with expressed permission since 2010. Read More »

Grace, Johnson shoot up Open leaderboard in chase of Spieth

That was when his caddie Zack Rasego - who carried the bag for Louis Oosthuizen when he won the Claret Jug at St Andrews in 2010 - broke the news to him that he had made history. "It was great, reminiscent of last year's Open for me". Of the 10 63s, there was one a year ago by reigning champion Henrik Stenson , and Phil Mickelson lipped out with a putt for a 62. Read More »

Dow closes lower on General Electric's stock drop

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General Electric Co. shored up its cash performance as Jeffrey Immelt tackled one of investors' most pointed concerns in his final days as chief executive officer. Industrial cash flow was $1.5 billion, much better than in the prior quarter. At GE Power, the world's largest maker of gas turbines, revenue climbed 5 percent. Read More »

Facebook Set to Test Paywalled News Subscription Service

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The plan would work like the paywall on the New York Times: You get 10 free articles a month before you're forced to subscribe. The feature is likely to allow publishers to create a paywall on Facebook's Instant Articles and guide readers to a publisher's home page to opt for a digital subscription, according to TheStreet . Read More »

Google resurrects one of its biggest flops - Google Glass

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Alphabet also has made improvements to the design and hardware of the wearable so that it is now lightweight and comfortable for long-term wear. The device now has more power and improved battery life. Hit the link for more details. Google Glass is back with Glass Enterprise Edition, a new version of Alphabet's smart headwear that's focused on the workplace . Read More »

Apple announces a bunch of new emojis on World Emoji Day

There are hundreds of emoji now available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, and these new emoji will add more fun element to your message. In celebration of World Emoji Day , Apple has unveiled a new set of emojis that will arrive later this year across Apple devices. Read More »

Amazon working on its own social network app to compete with Facebook

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The app will focus on video calls, text and voice messaging , and photo sharing. Amazon is also promising privacy and security of your messages with the option to encrypt those portions that you'd prefer to keep private. The new rollout includes all Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon's app that gives users access to the virtual assistant on the go. Facebook Messenger , WhatsApp , Instagram , Snapchat and now even Skype are all vying to have younger web users communicate ... Read More »