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Apple and Google reroute employee shuttle buses after attacks

Apple and Google reroute employee shuttle buses after attacks

The buses suffered broken windows. The report quoted Montiel as saying that if someone has targeted the buses, they will be on screen soon; they can not hide themselves for so long. Since-deleted post from Twitter user describing shuttle attack. "As always, the safety of our employees is our first priority", the email reads. Following the incidents Apple sent an e-mail to its employees, saying that its coaches had been temporarily rerouted. Read More

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WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android

WhatsApp launches its Business app for Android

This exclusive app will have features like quick replies to provide fast answers to frequently asked questions, greeting messages and away messages to let them know that you are busy. WhatsApp Business , however, is meant to open a new channel of communication between businesses and their customers. WhatsApp Business is available for download today on Google Play in Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Read More

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Intel Firmware Updates and Initial Performance Data

Intel Firmware Updates and Initial Performance Data

Intel promised to be transparent about its progress to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws, but it has been quite a bumpy road so far. Now that it has managed to reproduce the problem internally in an effort to fix it, the company found that a similar behavior can occur in platforms powered by Skylake and Kaby Lake , which are newer than Haswell and Broadwell . Read More

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Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

Google to Deploy Three New Undersea Cables for Cloud Infrastructure

The current share price indicates that stock is 1.03% away from its one year high and is moving 39.23% ahead of its 52-week low. Google said in 2019 it will be involved with the commissioning of three sub-sea cables: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the USA to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable, connecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia. Read More

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First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone

First in-screen fingerprint sensor announced in a smartphone

Instead, it's Chinese firm Vivo which has beaten the likes of Apple and Samsung to the punch, and we got hands-on with its yet-to-be-named smartphone at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. "Meanwhile, in-display fingerprint sensors are expected to make breakthrough this year, and vendors like Samsung , LG, OPPO, Vivo , Xiaomi, Huawei are likely to embed this technology, bringing the global fingerprint sensor penetration rate in smartphones to 60%". Read More

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WhatsApp flaws could allow uninvited guests into group chats

WhatsApp flaws could allow uninvited guests into group chats

Now researchers have found a vulnerability in encrypted group chats on WhatsApp and Signal messaging apps that could allow an outsider to access and even manipulate personal conversations. However, the platform told Wired the bug didn't qualify for the bug bounty program run by Facebook, which owns WhatsApp . Of course, this doesn't excuse the presence of a security hole. Read More

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Super Mario Odyssey update will add minigame and other cool features

It looks pretty cute, and it'll be free so I'm sure players will get their fill or at least have some fun with it. New filters for Snapshot mode will also be introduced. In case you're wondering what the new outfits are, the Nintendo Direct showed at least three of them (we're not sure if that's all of them or not), and they are: Sunshine Shades & Outfit, Musician Hat & Outfit, and Knight Helmet & Armor. Read More

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Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

Google also reported the Home usage increased by 9 times during the holiday season, maybe from everyone at home trying to show their friends their new toy. While not yet as widespread as embedded voice assistant devices, stand-alone DVA devices are used more often and users are more satisfied. In India though, we get limited features, and it's also disappointing that the company is yet to announce a Google Home product in the Indian market. Read More

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Amazon Alexa to launch on Windows 10 PCs this year

These devices will reportedly use a new Alexa Windows 10 app that's being developed and will be released later this year. The integrations, announced at CES in Las Vegas, will allow PC users to interact with Alexa in much the same way as they do on Amazon Echo speakers and third-party devices - to control the lights, get flash briefings, or anything else Alexa normally does. Read More

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HP recalls battery packs due to burn, fire hazards

HP recalls battery packs due to burn, fire hazards

You can download a tool to verify if your battery is susceptible to the issue here. One person received a burn on their hand, according the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. That might sound like a small percentage, but given how many devices HP shifts in a year, it's still likely to be a fairly substantial figure. Impacted customers should put their laptops in "Battery Safety Mode" and turn in the batteries for replacement as soon as possible. Read More

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Italian Clothing Company Allowed To Use Steve Jobs Name

Italian Clothing Company Allowed To Use Steve Jobs Name

Italian brothers Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato have won a prolonged battle against Apple in an Italian court, which enables them to call their company " Steve Jobs ". According to Business Insider Italia , Apple focused on the logo and because the J isn't a fruit, the brothers told the outlet, the chunk can not be a bite, as in the Apple logo. Read More

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'Tiger Zinda Hai' races past Rs. 100 crore at Box-Office

'Tiger Zinda Hai' races past Rs. 100 crore at Box-Office

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, which is backed by Yash Raj Films ( YRF ), is a sequel to Kabir Khan-directed " Ek Tha Tiger ". It revolves around the Superstar Salman Khan who is playing a role of Indian RAW agent Tiger. Tiger Zinda Hai has shown tremendous growth over the weekend. It made Rs 33.75 crore on Friday, Rs 31.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 42.50 crore on Sunday, totalling to Rs 107.5 crore, despite a slight fall on Saturday from Friday. Read More

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Amazon buys Blink wire-free connected camera startup

Amazon buys Blink wire-free connected camera startup

While Blink's tech isn't necessarily that exciting - though there's a good price and convenience to it all - the big story here is how it fits into Amazon. Amazon had recently announced a delivery service where packages can be dropped off inside of homes, a service that requires security cameras. It also launched a new Amazon Key service for people in some United States cities to allow a door to be unlocked when they're not home so packages can be left inside. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) price and availability revealed

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) price and availability revealed

Samsung has launched a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant of the Galaxy J7 Nxt . On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt features a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display , an octa-core processor, and 3GB RAM . Both the smartphones feature a dual camera setup at the front with a 16MP primary sensor and an 8MP secondary sensor with Live Focus support for the bokeh mode and f/1.9 aperture. Read More

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Apple admits to slowing down old iPhones to improve battery life

Apple admits to slowing down old iPhones to improve battery life

Eventually, Apple responded and admitted that yes, the company had indeed been throttling the performance of some phones with aging batteries . Apple is wrong, however, not to make it easy and low-priced to replace old batteries . Introduced past year for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE , the feature is aimed at preventing unexpected device shutdowns, the company said. In the wake of Apple's admission, some customers are criticizing the company for not being more transparent ... Read More

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Magic Leap introduces first product, Leap One

Magic Leap introduces first product, Leap One

Magic Leap has been around for many years, but it's just now revealing its first product. Lightwear are equipped with six cameras to map their surroundings and are attached to a Lightpack computer and battery pack via wire. According to the Rolling Stone piece, future versions of Magic Leap's headset "significantly expands the field of view". We've been promised VR/AR headsets before that were supposed to revolutionize gaming and computing through constructs indistinguishable from reality. Read More

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Marvin Lewis, Bengals planning to mutually part ways

Marvin Lewis, Bengals planning to mutually part ways

It's just speculation people keep throwing out there. "We're planning on Hue Jackson being our football coach for a long time and he and John working closely together for a long time". This game comes up at an interesting time for both head coaches in this matchup. "They want to be first". When Lewis was hired in 2003, he became the first Bengals coach since 1980 - and just second in team history - who was hired without having any prior ties to the organization. Read More

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Google's Top Searches of 2017 Released

Google's Top Searches of 2017 Released

Aside from Bitcoin , Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance. In music, the most-searched song was Despacito , the hit track by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. The top search term of the year in the USA and globally was Hurricane Irma , a Category 4 hurricane that hit the coast of Florida in September. Moreover among the most searched people in Pakistan in 2017, Rishi Kapoor was at the fourth spot. Read More

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Samsung announces upgraded Notebook 9 with S Pen

Samsung announces upgraded Notebook 9 with S Pen

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and all three Notebook 9 (2018) versions rock "Metal12" premium magnesium aluminum designs with razor-thin screen bezels and snazzy color options including Light Titan, Titan Silver and Crush White. It thus makes flawless sense for the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) to be unveiled today ahead of commercial launches in Korea later this same month, followed by U.S. Read More

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Google Launches AI Lab in China

Google Launches AI Lab in China

Google selected Beijing, China , as the first spot for its artificial intelligence research center in Asia. In addition to conducting research, the office will provide financial backing and sponsorship to AI community conferences and events held in China . Read More

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Apple buys Shazam, the music recognition app

Apple buys Shazam, the music recognition app

Yes, you don't have to listen to the whole song, just take your cellphone to the audio clip and Shazam will automatically identifies the songs, movies, TV shows and commercials in just a couple of seconds. It is now unknown what the company plans to do with Shazam , only telling BuzzFeed "we have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today's agreement". Read More

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