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Trump signs resolution permitting ISPs to share your web history without consent
- April 06, 2017

The Act also prohibits the Federal Communications Commission from adopting similar rules in the future. "Historically, the FCC has said its rules are a floor, rather than a ceiling", Hansen said. "Consumers deserve and expect one consistent set of online privacy protections and this action helps clear the way for a more uniform approach across the entire internet ecosystem". (more...)
Facebook might pay fact-checking organizations to flag fake news Facebook might pay fact-checking organizations to flag fake news
- April 06, 2017

Concerns have been raised since then about hoaxes and misinformation affecting elections in Europe, with investigations showing how "click farms" generate revenue from online advertising using made-up news stories. And once they are identified, Facebook is trying to dry up the "economic incentives" of false news sites by making it hard for them to buy ads on Facebook . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre Order Dates Released
- April 06, 2017

In comparison to Samsung's previous Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S7, nearly every display test and measurement conducted on the Galaxy S8 smartphone showed improvement, according to the report . The LG G6 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821, which is ancient compared to the Snapdragon 835 that will be found in the Galaxy S8. In particular, Samsung made desperate efforts to maintain its brand reputation after suspending the production of Galaxy Note 7 due to its being caught fire ... (more...)
Samsung ordered to pay $11.6 million to Huawei for patent infringements Samsung ordered to pay $11.6 million to Huawei for patent infringements
- April 06, 2017

Meanwhile in other courts the two are suing one another over patents. In July, Samsung, which has recently been losing ground in the smartphone market to Huawei, countersued over six alleged patent infringements. Earlier we reported that the firm could face a smartphone sales ban in the United Kingdom if it refuses to pay 4G licensing fees to Unwired Planet, but now Reuters is reporting that the firm has won a patent battle against rival Samsung. (more...)
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and doodling
- April 06, 2017

Unlike most recent Windows 10 updates, instead of concentrating on bug fixes and security updates, the Creators Update will add a slew of new features, improvements and application-level updates. It takes the simplicity of the classic Paint app and literally transfers it into another dimension, letting you click, tap or draw to create your own 3D models. (more...)
Gerrard names his predicted Top 4
- April 06, 2017

The Belgium global scored a match-winning brace as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1 last night, taking his season tally to 13 goals for the Premier League champions-elect. "It will be hard for Tottenham to catch Chelsea and I don't see it happening", Neville said. But the 20-game sequence that Jose Mourinho has led his team on without defeat has produced only 40 points and has seen the Red Devils remain outside the top four. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets New Update
- April 06, 2017

The Galaxy S8 uses the latest chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 835 (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo, Adreno 540) for the U.S. model, while the rest of the world is offered the Exynos 8895 Octa (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz) chipset. The phone features an improved fingerprint scanner to unlock the device in an instant. The words Galaxy S8 and the phone's teaser image, which only shows a top and bottom bezel, were also present at spots . (more...)
Will the Rs 200 note save the nation? Will the Rs 200 note save the nation?
- April 06, 2017

But, unless it is notified by the Central Government, making a dye (block), working on security features and printing process of Rs 200 will not take place. After all, they want the nation to fly into the digital age of anti-Romeo squads and cow vigilantism. And also, it is different in shading from Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes released recently, however, it has the new design language. (more...)
Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV
- April 06, 2017

Certain HPV types can cause genital warts, which are considered low-risk. The organization says that the majority of these cases are preventable with vaccination. 'People really need to realize that this is a serious concern'. The HPV vaccine is recommended for children ages 11 to 12 years old because it is most effective if given before a person becomes sexually active. (more...)
Honda Civic Si Coupe, Sedan Revealed Honda Civic Si Coupe, Sedan Revealed
- April 06, 2017

Those are somewhat disappointing figures for a new entry in this class, but at least peak power comes on at 5,700 RPM (1,200 revs earlier than than in the outgoing Si), and the higher torque peak (+18 pound-feet) comes in at 2,100 RPM and sticks around to 5,000 RPM. (more...)
WD unveils its first portable SSD with internal drive speeds WD unveils its first portable SSD with internal drive speeds
- April 06, 2017

Interestingly, the company hasn't been in a rush to come out with a portable solid state drive, the storage solution preferred by those who are willing to spend more money for better performance. With USB-C to USB-C connections, users will experience USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s) speeds. Western Digital will offer 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB versions of the My Passport SSD , which will cost $100, $200, and $400, respectively. (more...)
Google shows off game changing TPU chips
- April 06, 2017

While future CPUs and GPUs will surely run inference faster, a redesigned TPU using circa 2015 GPU memory would go two to three times as fast and boost the performance/Watt advantage of almost 70 over the K80 and 200 over Haswell. Using the GDDR5 memory that's present in an Nvidia K80 GPU with the TPU should provide a performance improvement over the existing configuration that Google tested. (more...)
Triangle Securities Wealth Management Lowers Stake in Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)
- April 06, 2017

Bridges Investment Management Inc.'s holdings in Caterpillar were worth $315,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.97% of the company's stock. Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The company earned $9.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $9.87 billion. (more...)
This senator pulled an all-nighter to oppose Neil Gorsuch
- April 06, 2017

Republicans went to the Senate floor to say Gorsuch, a conservative Colorado-based federal appeals court judge, is "well qualified ", an "intellectual heavyweight" and "always true to the law". Democrats have secured the votes to block the nomination, and Republicans are expected to unilaterally change the rules to ensure confirmation of Gorsuch later this week. (more...)
Face unlock is not as secure as you think — Samsung fails
- April 06, 2017

The iris scanner was satisfactory in terms of security, but the facial recognition complements it for a speed boost to allow users to unlock their device faster. This APK can be installed on any Samsung device running official Android Nougat, as I can confirm on my AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7. At the same time, since facial recognition is a matter of software rather than hardware, Samsung could also enhance its proficiency through over-the-air updates. (more...)
President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections
- April 06, 2017

These rules also required broadband providers to take reasonable measures to protect customer information, although those weren't spelled out. Soon internet service providers such as Verizon , AT&T and Spectrum will be able to sell your online browsing history and other personal data. (more...)
Giovinazzi replaces Wehrlein for Chinese GP Giovinazzi replaces Wehrlein for Chinese GP
- April 06, 2017

Wehrlein pulled out of the season-opener in Australia midway through the weekend due to a lack of race fitness and has now confirmed he will miss the entire Chinese Grand Prix weekend . Giovinazzi took over Wehrlein from FP3, qualified right behind teammate Marcus Ericsson and finished 12th in the race. He tested in Spain in March, and was cleared to drive at Albert Park before pulling out on the Saturday before final practice. (more...)
U.S. jobless claims fell to 234000 last week U.S. jobless claims fell to 234000 last week
- April 06, 2017

The level of weekly jobless claims has remained below 300,000 for more than two years, the longest such streak recorded since 1970. That's the longest such stretch since 1970, when the USA population was much smaller. The economy has added almost a half-million jobs in the first two months of 2017, knocking the unemployment rate down to 4.7%. Over the past year, the number of people collecting benefits had tumbled 7.2 percent to 2.03 million. (more...)
Reliance Jio launched Summer surprise plans with a bonus of 100GB data Reliance Jio launched Summer surprise plans with a bonus of 100GB data
- April 06, 2017

Jio will bring transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.2 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in digital economy. "Therefore the Jio-Prime membership will need to continue to be competitive and service quality will need to be maintained at high levels in order to retain customers", it added. (more...)
Schiff says WH was 'duplicitous' on Russia Schiff says WH was 'duplicitous' on Russia
- April 06, 2017

Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn following news reports that Flynn misled the White House about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Schiff also pushed back on Trump's allegations about Rice, hinting that the White House should show the documents to the public and saying that incidental collection routinely involves the collection of U.S. (more...)

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