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2 militants killed in overnight encounter in Kashmir's Shopian, operation on: Army

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The fighting stopped Tuesday after two militants were killed and a police official and a soldier were injured, police said. The police said that the woman died in the crossfire between militants and forces during the encounter. A woman was injured during the exchange of fire and she succumbed to her injuries later on. The killings have invited sharp criticism from the resistance leadership led by octogenarian senior leader Syed Ali Geelani, and including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Read More »

WhatsApp ordered to stop sharing user data with Facebook

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According to CNIL, Whatsapp doesn't offer users a meaningful chance to consent in having their data collected. The WP29 (group of European Cnil) then asked WhatsApp to stop the transfer for targeted advertising. "WHATSAPP cannot rely on its legitimate interest in massively transferring data to FACEBOOK Inc. insofar as this transmission is not accompanied by sufficient guarantees to preserve the interest or rights and fundamental freedoms of the users since there is no mechanism allowing them ... Read More »

Injustice 2 Gets a Free Trial on Xbox One and PS4

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Not only was it critically-acclaimed, but it also managed to be one of the top-selling games of 2017, selling over a million and a half units. What's pretty cool with this specific free weekend, is that all the characters will be available to try out - even paid for DLC characters, meaning those who already own the title also get something for free. Read More »

PUBG is now available on Xbox One

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What makes PUBG special is the tension created by encounters with other players, and while each round can get a little boring at times if a player is alone, the final moments of each game are always nail-biting. But you can really see where the focus has gone: once you're firmly on the ground, multiple person firefights hold up nicely. Over 24 million PC gamers have played PUBG since it launched in Steam Early Access in March. Read More »

Twitter officially launches 'threads' to make 'tweetstorms' easier

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If you post a thread , the first tweet will appear in the timeline as normal, along with up to two more tweets from the thread . This will enable people to write their stuff, stitch it up all together then hit publish at once. "This decision was based on the retrospective work we've been doing around the 2016 USA election and the USA intelligence community's conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government", Twitter said at ... Read More »

NASA to disclose Kepler development: What did the Google AI discover?

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NASA and Google have scheduled a news conference to reveal their findings at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday. NASA's Kepler space telescope has gazed at more than 150,000 stars and continues to transmit back data that leads to important discoveries of celestial objects in our galaxy, including first-time observations of planets outside our solar system . Read More »

Geminids meteor shower set to peak Wednesday night

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But for the next few days, we're hoping the skies remain cloud free because thousands of shooting stars are set to rain down on Planet Earth. "With August's Perseids covered by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower of this year", stated Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. Read More »

Al Franken Makes Announcement While Under Pressure to Resign Over Allegations

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Lindsay Menz told CNN that Franken put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair . Regardless of Tweeden's past career moves (which were her own choices made with her own agency), the fact remains that she did not want to kiss Franken and she definitely did not want him to take a picture with him groping her breasts. Read More »

Instagram launches standalone messaging app in select test markets

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It means users can use this app for messaging to their Instagram friends. The app will be available in handful of countries starting today on both Android and iOS . But let's see what Instagram brings to this new direct messaging app as messaging on Instagram is a quite popular feature. A swipe left shows your Instagram profile screen settings and frequently used shortcuts, and a swipe right opens your messaging inbox. Read More »

Apple TV Finally Gets Amazon Prime Video

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You get voice searches through Google's Assistant - playback controls with some apps , weather info and some data you might never think to ask a TV, such as flight status. From there, you can either watch programs through a Prime subscription ($100 per year for all Prime benefits, or $9 per month for Video only), and buy or rent individual shows and movies à la carte (prices vary). Read More »

Google And Amazon's Feud Is Getting Ugly - And Might Affect Customers

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At issue is a perceived lack of "reciprocity" with Amazon failing to offer equal access to Google's products and services, prompting the dramatic rebuke. For example, Amazon does not sell Apple TV in its store, nor does it plan to sell Apple HomePod, Apple's smart speaker competitor to Amazon Echo . Read More »

Amazon Singapore launch Prime membership

Prime, a membership service that gives users complimentary two-day shipping and access to discounts and deals, is already live in Japan, China and India. costs US$10.99 a month or US$99 a year. Amazon has just extended its e-commerce tendrils even deeper into the Singapore market. Speaking about the launch of Amazon Prime, Jamil Ghani, vice-president of Amazon Prime International, said, "Prime membership is created to offer the best of Amazon ". Read More »

Skywatchers: See full supermoon on December 3

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It is anticipated that it will be within 222,443 miles from our planet at 4 pm on December 4. Most astronomers suggest watching the supermoon right after sunset and into moonrise, and minutes before the next sunrise as well. It's hard for our eyes to distinguish these small changes in size when the Moon is high amidst the vastness of the night sky. Supermoons occur roughly once a year. Read More »

Meghan Markle Retires From Acting After Engagement to Prince Harry: Details!

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The couple declined to answer just yet, but did remark that it was very romantic. "He got on one knee". 'Not being able to meet his mom, it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us, ' she said. The interview aired Monday evening, hours after the pair announced that they planned to Wednesday following an 18-month romance. Ms Markle said she had met the Queen a "couple of times" and thinks she is an "incredible woman". Read More »

Google bans apps that push annoying ads to the Android lockscreen

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Through an update to the Google Play Policy Center , Google revealed it is banning apps from its store that introduce ads to a handset's lock screen. With Datally , you can save more and do more with your data. It also allows users to allow or block any app they want from using mobile data. That's why we built Datally , an app that helps you understand, control and save data. Read More »

Vodafone announces cashback up to Rs 2200 on Micromax smartphones

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On Friday, Indian smartphone supremo, Micromax launched the much desired combination of latest technology and lowest budget in the model of Micromax Bharat 5 . Up front, it has another 5-megapixel unit and offers LED flash support for better selfies in poorly lit conditions. The Micromax Bharat 5 sports a 5.2-inch HD display with no mentioning of the protective layer. Read More »

Google Datally app launched

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You can also block data with one tap if an app's data usage gets out of control. Yes, your mobile data packages which are getting steeper by the day can be saved with the help of Datally app. The Free Wi-Fi finder was similarly good, finding nearby hotspots, but completely missed the CBR Free Wifi hotspots that operate around the ACT. This ties into features and services that Google already provides through other apps, just now made more convenient. Read More »

"OK Waze" Voice Control, HOV Lane Support in Canada and More

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First up, the update now includes a Motorcycle vehicle type option , the third unique vehicle type supported by Waze . Motorcycle vehicle type will also give you a more accurate ETA, which could be very different from ETA for cars. You can use these voice commands to begin navigation, preview the route ahead of you, ask for your arrival time, and more. Waze also introduced a carpool mode, available only in the USA and Canada, which suggests additional navigation options for ... Read More »

Huge macOS Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password. Here's the Fix

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Lemi Orhan Ergin , the founder of Software Craftsmanship Turkey, discovered the security flaw and tweeted it out to Apple Support on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Apple was not immediately available for comment. But The Verge offered a solution : Create a new system administrator password. Let's make this clear: this is a huge mistake on Apple's part, even if there's a relatively simple fix. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Targeting International Media Outlets

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In signing the bill as reported by CNBC, Mr. Putin has made a decidedly hostile move in a clear and direct effort to seek retribution for the U.S. Justice Department's recent requirement. Per the new Russian law, any media organization operating in Russia that receives financial support from foreign organizations or governments can now be designated a foreign agent, depending on the judgment of the Russian Ministry of Justice. Read More »

Could we see an iPhone SE 2 in 2018?

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Looking for more of the best Black Friday deals ? Past year we saw gift cards available for Apple TV purchases, but that's not the case in 2017. If you visit Apple's Australian homepage , you will see an "Imagination is a gift" panel which will further lead you to the gifts page with the offer heading. Read More »

Despite nod, No UK release for Padmavati

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Petitioner M.L. Sharma said grave damage would be done to social harmony if the movie were allowed to be released outside India also sought criminal prosecution of the filmmakers for allegedly misrepresenting facts that the CBFC cleared the songs and promos. Read More »

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

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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

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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 »