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OLED screen production for 2018 iPhone releases expected to start in May

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Apple is rumored to launch three new iPhone models in 2018: 5.8 inch iPhone X refresh, 6.1 inch LCD model and the other 6.5 inch iPhone X Plus OLED model. We don't imagine western customers will see a massive benefit from the rumoured dual SIM iPhones, but the rumour points towards Apple getting much more serious about developing markets, where its premium-priced handsets aren't as popular as they are elsewhere. Read More »

Twitter outages reported in parts of US, UK

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The website was down for a couple of minutes from around 7.20 pm India time. Apart from normal citizens, the micro-blogging site is famously used by Bollywood personalities, politicians, political parties, and other government portals. The app also seems to be affected by the outage as users are not able to tweet and refresh the news feed. According to US' Newsweek, in New York City, almost 300 official reports have been made to downdetector . Read More »

Samsung Releases Internet-Blocking Not-So-Smartphone in South Korea

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The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel shooter and shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second. It comes with enahnced S Pen which is the trade mark feature of Note series. However, the new portrait mode that iPhone X has does not impress much with its low-light and maintaining a good lighting in the darker surroundings. Read More »

Is Apple Preparing to Launch a Premium News Service?

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Newsstand was replaced with Apple News in 2015. Apple's upgraded news service is expected to launch later this year, and will still reportedly share part of the subscription revenue with publishers who are part of the program, though no details of the service cost has been released. Read More »

US Cuts off ZTE From American Tech Suppliers

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The latest NCSC warning about ZTE coincides with the announcement of a seven-year ban on USA companies selling products and services to ZTE due to its alleged failure to act against personnel who sold sensitive U.S. and China could turn into a full-blown trade war, which would be damaging to the U.S. economy. The US Commerce Department said that ZTE lied to American officials about punishing employees who violated US sanctions against North Korea and Iran. Read More »

Sega Mega Drive Mini announced in Japan

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Sega is getting in on the nostalgic, miniature console trend. During SEGA FES 2018 in Akihabara, Japan, SEGA revealed its Mega Drive Mini which will launch this summer in the region. Sega Ages is not a new series. At the moment we do not know about the pricing of these 15 titles so as soon as we hear something regarding the upcoming titles, we will let you guys know. Read More »

Trump Targets a Postal Service Rainmaker: Package Delivery

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Bezos, the company's billionaire founder and chief executive, the daily said . Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos , who also owns the Washington Post . But Amazon is probably helping, not killing, the USPS: A Citigroup analysis a year ago reportedly said that Postal Service prices would have to be increased by $1.46 per package in 2017, $1.41 in 2018 and $1.31 in 2019 to reflect the true costs of delivery and close its revenue shortfall . Read More »

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Plays Nigerian Character In New Movie

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It's worked before, and with Dwayne Johnson on the poster, Warner Bros. hopes it can work again. I think the best thing I can do now is to go to work and learn. HQ Trivia demonstrates how marketers can engage audiences with live gamified content , and it continues to gain steam as more smartphone users hear about the live trivia show and its growing pot of cash prizes, helping it to attract celebrities and brands. Read More »

GOLDMAN SACHS: Tesla's production issues go beyond the Gigafactory (TSLA)

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It has underperformed by 10.10% the S&P500. Winham decreased its stake in Tesla Inc ( TSLA ) by 26.1% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It also upped Wayside Technology Group Inc (NASDAQ:WSTG) stake by 624 shares and now owns 83,065 shares. Lawson Kroeker Investment Mngmt Inc Ne, Nebraska-based fund reported 124,519 shares. Read More »

Ex-South Korean president gets 24 years in prison for corruption

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The court which upheld her impeachment agreed with accusations that Park had abused her authority in helping Choi raise donations from companies for foundations she had set up. Park is daughter of assassinated dictator Park Chung-hee and took office in 2013 as a conservative icon. But he's also remembered for imprisoning and torturing dissidents. Read More »

Amazon Key Available Nationwide With Support For More Smart Locks

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Aside from Drop In and Announcements, Amazon's Alexa also allows users to call or send a message. You are able to quickly get an audio message out to everyone in the household (or at those within earshot of an Echo speaker ) by saying "Alexa, broadcast" or "Alexa, announce " followed by whatever you want to say. Read More »

Spotify debuts with a boom, opening at $165.90

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Morris is feeling quite bullish on Spotify's future prospects, and he points to the fact that the streaming music service offers up "convenience, curation, breadth of content, and payment options" for users. Debuting on the New York Stock Exchange, Spotify shares will finally become publicly traded. Spotify soared to a value of more than $26 billion in its long-awaited stock debut on Tuesday and achieved a valuation among the top USA tech listings. Read More »

Marvel's Spider-Man is swinging onto PlayStation this September

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Will you be buying Marvel's Spider-Man on Playstation 4? Peter Parker is several years into being Spider-Man, he isn't a kid learning the ropes (or webs if you will). Are you looking forward to the new Spider-Man game? The Insomniac-developed action-adventure game was first announced back at E3 2016 . This has lead many excited fans to become sceptical about how the game might look when it comes to the original PS4. Read More »

Apple hires Google's head of search, Strathclyde Uni graduate John Giannandrea

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Apple may be one of the most loved companies, but its search engine and search ad platform are lacking in the nuances that make Google the most desirable. The same is also expected to improve the capabilities of Siri that has always lagged behind its peers so far as AI capabilities are concerned. Giannandrea's technology formed the basis of Google's " Knowledge Graph ", which quickly surfaces information at the top of the search. Read More »

Paytm Mall to raise $446 mn from SoftBank and Alibaba

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Softbank Investment Advisors will finance the joint venture through its Softbank Vision Fund . Japanese investment giant Softbank will contribute Rs 2,600 crore in the round while rest of the contribution will come from Alibaba. It was also reported that Paytm Mall has put a target to achieve $10 Bn gross merchandise volume run rate by end of FY19. SoftBank's Vision Fund took roughly a fifth of Flipkart a year ago for US$2.5 billion. Read More »

New Uprising Event in Overwatch Dated For April 10th

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The 2017 Uprising event included a four-player PvE Brawl mode featuring Reinhardt, Tracer, Torbjorn, or Mercy in a wave-based, survival mode against Omnic robots. The Uprising event needs to delve into the motives behind Blackwatch , which will subsequently give information on Talon's motives. While not yet confirmed, a Blackwatch Archives or general Archives event certainly sounds like an exciting direction. Read More »

Motorola's Moto Z3 Play specs listed by the FCC

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While the Moto G6 is said to feature a 5.7-inch "Max Vision" 18:9 full-HD display, along with "Attentive Display" support, the Moto G6 Play will come with a 5.7-inch HD display. The fingerprint sensor will be embedded in the front-facing home button, below the display. The phone has a 3000 mAh battery, with support for turbocharging via a USB type C port. Read More »

Lindsay Lohan Loses 'Grand Theft Auto: V' Lawsuit Over 'Likeness' To Character

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The court said that Lacey may constitute a "portrait" under NY civil rights law but that the artistic rendering was "satirical" and "not reasonably identifiable". In late 2016, the case was thrown out when a NY court ruled in favor of Take-Two, stating that the video game doesn't fall under the statutory definition of "advertising" or "trade" and hence, doesn't fall under the state's publicity laws. Read More »

GoPro releases $199 entry-level camera with touchscreen

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In a last play to squeeze the remaining juice out of the enthusiast weekender market, GoPro has announced a $199 action camera that packs numerous features from its higher-end models into something much more affordable. The advanced options within the menus (which most users never touch anyway) have been stripped away so there aren't as many decisions to make before you hit "Record". Read More »

Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people

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Apple's augmented reality platform, ARKit , has also been updated to support horizontal surfaces. It wasn't for the reason many suspected-to sell more new iPhones-but to extend the lives of older ones; still, Apple had not been upfront about what it was doing behind the scenes. Read More »

Facebook is probing reappearance of users' never-posted videos

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Facebook is rolling out a series of changes to give people better control of their privacy settings and data. "People should know who is buying the ads that they see on Facebook ". Its stock has been dropping, advertisers have been pulling out, the Federal Trade Commission has it under investigation , Mozilla has created an extension to put your Facebook account in isolation, and those in damage control seem at a loss for what to do. Read More »

Iran-Backed Houthis Fire Seven Missiles at Saudi Arabia

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A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia on March 25, 2018. By turning up the heat on Iran, the Trump administration can provoke the regime in Tehran to increase its engagement in conflicts across the broader Middle East that have already intensified in risky ways over the past five years. Read More »

What Justice?: White Cops Who Murdered Alton Sterling Won't Be Charged

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Louisiana's attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against the two white officers. Residents at the convenience store where Sterling was killed said they weren't surprised by Landry's decision. Sterling's five children also filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the officers past year. Moore's recusal left Landry's office to review evidence and decide whether any state charges were warranted. Read More »

Nvidia pauses its self-driving auto tests in wake of Uber crash

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Arguments that the algorithm driving the Uber self-driving auto that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona this month may not have been at fault did not matter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, when he took away the company's ability to continue testing the technology in the state Monday, calling the incident " an unquestionable failure ". Read More »

Missing man presumed dead after Cresson plant explosion

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Hood County records showed that in 2017 the company had chemicals that were toxic and flammable. Gillum says experts determined there are no air quality issues but the site remains risky because of the hazardous industrial chemicals. After the flames calmed, crews entered the wreckage for another search for Mitchell but found nothing and ended for the night, Cornett said late Thursday. Read More »

Fortnite Battle Royale competitive season details coming soon

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Thanks to the stratospheric rise of the game Fortnite , it's something else entirely - you can't casually tell a friend how long you'll be on holiday without someone interjecting to ask if it's a battle royale . Now Fortnite fans can enjoy the battle royale shooter wherever they go with a new iOS port. "Investigating - We are investigating an issue with login services for our websites and Fortnite mobile". Read More »

Here's why Spotify will go public via direct listing on April 3rd

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The news brings to a close mounting speculation on the flotation D-Day for Spotify , following the company's filing of a preparatory F-1 document with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last month . The Spotify service allows for personalisation, so fans can find the music they love easily, while helping them discover new music and artists to love, based on their taste and listening patterns. Read More »

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'a great friend of Australia': Turnbull

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The brain drain includes the recently announced departures of Thomas Shannon, undersecretary for political affairs, and Joseph Yun, special representative for North Korea policy. The former ExxonMobil chief's firing comes after a series of public rifts with the president since his appointment previous year. Trump was perceptive in his post-firing comments: "I think Rex will be much happier now, but I really appreciate his service". Read More »

Broadcom (AVGO) Earnings: What's Next For AVGO After Qualcomm?

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The decision of the head of the White house explained the presence of "credible evidence" indicating that the transaction "threatens the national security of the United States". That theoretically gives Chinese companies such as Huawei and closest rival ZTE Corp. the upper hand in steering the direction of wireless communications development, thereby - so the argument goes - jeopardizing US national security. Read More »

Fitbit is launching a fitness tracker for kids

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The device resembles the Fitbit Alta HR and is designed for children age 8 and older. Its first smartwatch, last year's Ionic , boldly took aim at Apple , but that device's chunky, square aesthetic failed to impress. Fitbit Versa will cost $200 United States dollars for the black with a black aluminum case, gray with a silver aluminum case, and peach with a rose gold case, while The Fitbit Versa Special Editions - which include Fitbit Pay compatibility - are priced at $230. Read More »