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Apple to build three new 'big' plants in US Apple to build three new 'big' plants in US
- July 28, 2017

Apple hasn't issued any statement in this regards. Apple also does contract some Mac Pro production in Texas to Flex. For now, Trump seems to have kept to his pre-poll promises . What's more, since the election, Trump has talked in progressively hopeful terms about the potential for Apple to work in the US. Because why would Cook care if Trump's administration is an economic success or not? It appears that Cook once again feels responsible for using his voice, this time to elevate ... (more...)
Google's Trusted Contacts app rolled out for iOS Google's Trusted Contacts app rolled out for iOS
- July 27, 2017

The app first launched on Android previous year. The Trusted Contact app from search engine giant can automatically share your status and location with your friends or loved ones. Increases in app revenue indicate that users are increasingly signing up for Netflix on their mobile devices, and particularly through Apple's App Store . (more...)
Lenovo announces the Moto Z2 Force with Snapdragon 835, new Mods Lenovo announces the Moto Z2 Force with Snapdragon 835, new Mods
- July 26, 2017

It's a feature that most users will probably never think about, but it helps Lenovo and the Moto line stand out in a sea of very similar handsets (having tried the modular approach with the LG G5 in 2016, LG has dropped the idea this year). (more...)
Pokemon Go Fest: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- July 24, 2017

Some Pokemon Go fans traveled from other countries to attend the event. Niantic said it will refund the $20 ticket price and players or Pokemon "trainers" would be given $100 in PokeCoins for their Pokémon GO account. However, Niantic is doing everything they can to try and right the wrongs, they released an update on their website letting everyone know what to expect. (more...)
Vodafone Romania service revenue rises 2.9% in Q1 FY 2017/18 Vodafone Romania service revenue rises 2.9% in Q1 FY 2017/18
- July 22, 2017

In India, where the second largest mobile operator in the world has faced strong competition, growth was down 13.9pc in comparison to the first three months of its 2016 financial year, however the market there has stabilised compared to the previous three months. (more...)
Sensex surges 131 pts on RIL earnings numbers Sensex surges 131 pts on RIL earnings numbers
- July 22, 2017

Shares of Wipro and Reliance Industries remain in the lead gainers on the benchmark Sensex today. Wipro was the top gainer in Nifty. The 30-share index bounced 131.48 points, or 0.41 per cent, at 32,035.88. Other telecom stocks which came under pressure after the announcement are Reliance Communications down 2.45% to Rs 23.85, Tata Communications down 2.31% to Rs 651.9, Tata Teleservices Maharashtra fell 2.4% to Rs 7.33. (more...)
The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher The Panthers Are Releasing Veteran OL Michael Oher
- July 22, 2017

The 31-year-old posted and quickly deleted an Instagram photo showing 10 pill bottles with the caption, " all for the brain " back in June that had everybody anxious about his longterm health. He played for the Tennessee Titans in 2014. He had three years remaining on his contract after signing an extension last season. The Panthers appeared set to move on with Daryl Williams and rookie Taylor Moton at right tackle after a June minicamp. (more...)
Six Telecom Firms Under-Reported Revenue By Rs 61,064 Crore: CAG Six Telecom Firms Under-Reported Revenue By Rs 61,064 Crore: CAG
- July 22, 2017

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) was mandated to unbundle catering services on trains by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. During the course of inspection, which was done by the a joint team of the CAG team and the Railways at selected 74 stations and 80 trains, it was found that waste bins were not covered, not emptied regularly and not washed. (more...)
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance JioPhone 'effectively free', but not yours Mukesh Ambani's Reliance JioPhone 'effectively free', but not yours
- July 22, 2017

The bigger talking points were the launch of JioPhone (with features of a 4G phone) and the aggressive tariff plans. It sports a squarish design, a headphone jack along with microphone and speaker. For Idea, it declined from Rs 129 in the first quarter to Rs 106 in the last quarter of the fiscal year. The company aims to deliver 5 million JioPhones available every week . (more...)
Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod Balaji Telefilms Zooms Nearly 9% On RIL Stake Buy Nod
- July 22, 2017

They held 43.3% stake in the production house till June 30, The Times of India reported. Additionally, he also said that market capitalization has multiplied from ten crores to over five lakh crores. "Ramp-up of ethane import project has helped in diversifying feedstock sources and mitigating risks for our existing crackers at Dahej and Hazira". Reliance Industries (RIL) has acquired a 24.92 per cent stake in Ekta Kapoor-owned TV and movie production house Balaji Telefilms for Rs ... (more...)
'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation 'Dark web' marketplaces shut down after global investigation
- July 21, 2017

What's more , there were over 100,000 listings for stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools , firearms, and fraudulent services, the agency said . USA officials said they are aware of and investigating hundreds of services for secret online transactions of drugs and illicit goods. The Department of Justice announced Thursday the takedown of the largest online drug marketplace and the indictment of the ... (more...)
Google job listings app Hire now available in the US Google job listings app Hire now available in the US
- July 19, 2017

Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end. Hire streamlines tools used by recruiters who also use G Suite , aka Gmail and Google Calendar . (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Home to Get 2 New Outlets in Bengaluru This Month Xiaomi Mi Home to Get 2 New Outlets in Bengaluru This Month
- July 19, 2017

Other than the 6.44-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD panel, the Xiaomi Mi Max 2 features 4GB RAM and 64GB / 128GB of expandable storage . Mi Max2 is being equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, which is powered by Octa-core 2.0 GHz A53 processor . (more...)
Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses In Woman's Eye Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses In Woman's Eye
- July 18, 2017

Speaking to Optometry Today , Dr. Morjaria said the operating surgeons had never seen anything like it in their lives before. United Kingdom opthamologist Rupal Morjaria told Optometry Today that in November, she and an operating team discovered a " bluish mass " of 17 contact lenses stuck together inside the woman's eye. (more...)
NASA video shows Pluto's mountains and plains, and it's pretty incredible NASA video shows Pluto's mountains and plains, and it's pretty incredible
- July 18, 2017

The new maps of Pluto and Charon use the highest resolution images captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) to present global mosaics of both worlds. "The complexity of the Pluto system - from its geology to its satellite system to its atmosphere- has been beyond our wildest imagination", Alan Stern, an investigator for the New Horizons spacecraft, said in a statement . (more...)
Jerusalem attack: Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors Jerusalem attack: Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors
- July 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Wisma Putra in a statement said that the action by the Israeli authorities was a violation of global laws and norms. He added in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency that Israel must "refrain from taking any step aimed at changing the historical" status quo of Al-Quds or the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. (more...)
Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40 Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
- July 16, 2017

The 40-year-old was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, which had spread to her bone marrow . Mirzakhani is survived by her husband and daughter. Mirzakhani attended an all-girls high school in Tehran and grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. According to the awarding committee , Mirzakhani's genius came from her "rare combination of superb technical ability, bold ambition, far-reaching vision, and deep curiosity". (more...)
Third-Party Contractor Exposes Verizon Customer Data Third-Party Contractor Exposes Verizon Customer Data
- July 14, 2017

However, it was not until June 22 - more than a week later - that Verizon and NICE managed to close the breach. In the RNC leak, UpGuard found an online repository of voter information left unsecured on Amazon Web Services' servers. (more...)
Here are Juno's first close-ups of Jupiter's Great Red Spot Here are Juno's first close-ups of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 13, 2017

Juno reached perijove (the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's centre) on July 10 at 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT). In modern times, the Great Red Spot has appeared to be shrinking . The Great Red Spot is a storm, but it's unlike anything we can imagine here on Earth. We may finally begin to get some answers about this spot. "Not a lot is known", Scott Bolton, principal investigator with NASA's Juno probe, told CBS News in an interview Monday. (more...)
US, German doctors to visit China's ill Nobel victor US, German doctors to visit China's ill Nobel victor
- July 13, 2017

The hospital says Liu, China's most prominent political prisoner, has respiratory failure and his condition is now life threatening. However, in a subsequent statement that was ignored by Chinese media, the German and American doctors said Liu was capable of traveling overseas, and the German Embassy in Beijing lashed out at China for "selectively leaking" the video to state media in a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. (more...)
Microsoft's new iPhone app helps the blind see Microsoft's new iPhone app helps the blind see
- July 13, 2017

Pointing it at a product's bar code will have the app describing what it is, and even provide additional information about how to use it. Otherwise, all you have to do to start identifying things is select from one of five different categories (the app calls them "channels") to help the app understand what type of object it needs to identify. (more...)
China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base China sends troops to Djibouti, establishes first overseas military base
- July 13, 2017

A Chinese state news agency reported the base is going to improve China's performance in peacekeeping and humanitarian aid missions in Africa and west Asia. The project is a revival of ancient silk routes, and is also a way for China to assert geopolitical influence in places where US President Donald Trump's "America First" policy has left a power vacuum. (more...)
Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale Oculus Rift and Touch bundle gets a big discount in summer sale
- July 12, 2017

In a surprise overnight announcement via its blog, Oculus has announced a significant price drop on its Rift VR headset. Those waiting for a price cut have the best opportunity to grab the Rift headset , as the discount will only last for the next six weeks. (more...)
Google's Doodle honours Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad's work with potatoes Google's Doodle honours Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad's work with potatoes
- July 11, 2017

The latest " Google Doodle " features the companies logo spelled out in peeled potatoes and a small pile of flour. Ekeblad was born in Sweden on July 10, in the year 1724; she did various researches on multiple uses for plants. In order, there was a point in alcohol ingesting in the Scandinavian country. Her work couldn't have come at a better time. She was only 24 when she submitted her discoveries to the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. (more...)
Sacrifices rendered by Burhan Wani are testimony of Kashmiris' resolve: COAS Sacrifices rendered by Burhan Wani are testimony of Kashmiris' resolve: COAS
- July 10, 2017

India has been struggling to restore normalcy in Kashmir , deploying thousands more soldiers, after Wani's killing appeared to breathe new life into the 28-year armed revolt that had ebbed and was drifting, with little worldwide attention. (more...)
United Nations designates Hebron tomb revered within Jewish faith as Palestinian heritage site
- July 08, 2017

Israel on Friday slammed as "shameful" a resolution by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to declare the West Bank's old city of Hebron a World Heritage site in danger. The resolution is seen as a victory for Palestinian diplomacy and would be cited by Israel as a fresh example of what it alleges is the UN's inherent anti-Israel bias. (more...)
Overwatch: Doomfist Confirmed as New Hero Overwatch: Doomfist Confirmed as New Hero
- July 07, 2017

Doomfist's other abilities include Hand Cannon , his long-range weapon; Seismic Slam , a punch to the ground that brings enemies closer to him; Rising Uppercut; and Rocket Punch , a high-powered melee. Blizzard may have dropped the new information as they gear up for a proper Doomfist reveal. Doomfist's existence has been teased by Blizzard for a while now, and this teaser is the first confirmation that they've made a decision to ramp up Doomfist to a full reveal soon. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July
- July 07, 2017

With the advent of Nintendo Switch Online, there's a good chance that other games such as Rocket League won't have built-in voice chat capabilities, forcing audio through a smartphone. The online stream of the Splatoon 2 Direct will begin at shortly at 7am PT / 10am ET. There're tons of new features to enjoy this time around such as deep customization, new game modes, new weapons, and larger battles. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa has more than 15000 skills Amazon's Alexa has more than 15000 skills
- July 06, 2017

Amazon's yearly Prime Day sale gets underway on Monday July 10 with the online retailer expected to slash hundreds of prices. Normally £79 per year, it does however grant you access to unlimited one-day deliveries, the on-demand Prime Video and Prime Music streaming services, as well as the ability to borrow one book a month from Amazon's Kindle Lending Library. (more...)
Gang-rape survivor sprayed with acid, third attack in nine years Gang-rape survivor sprayed with acid, third attack in nine years
- July 03, 2017

The latest attack on her ignited widespread condemnation, with critics blaming the Adityanath government for what they said was a virtual breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh. Police said the attack happened during the shift change of the two gunners who were assigned to guard the woman. She was standing near the washroom at the Shramjeevi Hostel and was talking on her phone when she was allegedly attacked, sources said. (more...)
Andromeda's Story DLC Cancellation Has Been Denied by BioWare Andromeda's Story DLC Cancellation Has Been Denied by BioWare
- July 03, 2017

A report from Kotaku confirms that there will be no single-player DLC for Andromeda . The Mass Effect game series is one of the best-loved in the entire gaming world, so it was understandable when its hardcore fans rebuked Andromeda for its mediocre graphics, poor choice of characters and overall boring and confusing missions. (more...)
Sen. Collins says she'll vote against motion to advance Senate health bill Sen. Collins says she'll vote against motion to advance Senate health bill
- June 30, 2017

A Senate bill to revamp the health-insurance system would leave 22 million more people uninsured but cut the deficit significantly, according to a new estimate released Monday . More than a half-dozen Republican senators have publicly stated either opposition to the legislation or skepticism that they could support it. Lower income, older people, and children with disabilities would lose coverage under the Senate plan, which is meant to reconcile itself with a plan hastily put ... (more...)
Microsoft Adds Nation-State Protections in June Security Patch Microsoft Adds Nation-State Protections in June Security Patch
- June 29, 2017

A Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment when asked whether the company had received warnings of an imminent attack, either from security researchers or government agencies. It would appear that May's security updates don't leave Microsoft entirely at ease, though. Over 100 million people still used Windows XP as of late 2016, according to research, including millions of users in China. (more...)
Star Fox 2 Programmer Overjoyed At Its SNES Classic Edition Inclusion Star Fox 2 Programmer Overjoyed At Its SNES Classic Edition Inclusion
- June 28, 2017

Officially titled the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the miniature 16-bit system will come with 21 pre-installed games in total, including the never-before-released Star Fox 2 . With "sold out" signs already popping up on SNES Mini listings at major online retailers, Nintendo is hoping to ease any worries that history will repeat itself.in the short term. (more...)
Google to Stop Scanning Gmail Messages to Target Personalized AdWords Ads Google to Stop Scanning Gmail Messages to Target Personalized AdWords Ads
- June 27, 2017

The move effectively brings the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. Google will stop scanning the inboxes of free Gmail users to tailor ads for them. And while Google has expanded massively beyond its early days as a search engine to embrace autonomous auto technology and artificial intelligence, last week's decision seems to indicate that the company is more focused on its non-advertising and cloud-based businesses than it has been in the past. (more...)
Passengers record terrifying shaking on Air Asia flight
- June 26, 2017

Water Police said marine emergency services north of Perth were put on standby to prepare for a possible water landing. A passenger, Brenton Atkinson, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "The engine seized up. AirAsia is investigating the incident, but says there is no indication it was an engine issue. Mr Parry said the most frightening time was the minutes the passengers were in the brace position as the plane came in to land, as they could not see what was happening. (more...)
Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final
- June 25, 2017

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth marched his way into the final of the Australian Open Super Series after beating China's Shi Yuqi 21-10, 21-14. "It's a dream performance", said Srikanth, who had suffered a stress fracture in his right ankle after the Olympics. (more...)
Severe weather possible Monday as strong cold front pushes through the area Severe weather possible Monday as strong cold front pushes through the area
- June 21, 2017

Noon- 5 p.m.: Isolated to scattered storms. A cold front will be the mechanism to trigger storms Monday afternoon. There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for all of western MA beginning at noon, and ending at 4:00 a.m. Warnings are issued for individual storms if they have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts, large hail, or a tornado. There is now a thunderstorm warning issued for Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties until 3:45 p.m. (more...)
World Champions Germany Edge Past Australia
- June 20, 2017

With an average age of 24 years and four months, Germany have the most youthful squad of the eight Confederations Cup teams. With a record 48-goals for the Australian side, Cahill will look to add to his global goal-scoring tally against the world champions. (more...)
Scientists Celebrate Discovery Of 10 New Planets That Could Have Life
- June 20, 2017

The final Kepler catalog will serve as the foundation for more study to determine the prevalence and demographics of planets in the galaxy, while the discovery of the two distinct planetary populations shows that about half the planets we know of in the galaxy either have no surface, or lie beneath a deep, crushing atmosphere- an environment unlikely to host life. (more...)

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