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Facebook Talks Up AR At F8 Conference
- April 26, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at Facebook's F8 Developer Conference Tuesday at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. You are a come-to-life avatar along with all of your friends. "I used to think glasses would be the first mainstream augmented reality platform", he said. (more...)
GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance
- April 26, 2017

Donald Trump appeared determined on Tuesday to score key victories to mark his first 100 days as president, as he seeks to boost border security, unveil tax reform and avert a government shutdown . Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said over the weekend that a deal could get done, if the president stays out of it and lets Congress negotiate among itself. (more...)
Skype Update Download Available for Windows 10 Mobile Skype Update Download Available for Windows 10 Mobile
- April 26, 2017

Most OEMs are hovering at around the same 10 percent deployment rate, but just over 20 percent of Microsoft Surface PCs and just under 20 percent of MSI branded machines are running the Creators Update. There is no harm in doing this since the same fixes will be included in the "Update Tuesday" cumulative update (along with all the new security fixes). (more...)
AT&T rolling out pseudo-5G in Austin, more cities later this year AT&T rolling out pseudo-5G in Austin, more cities later this year
- April 26, 2017

In 2012, AT&T convinced Apple to change the network signal indicator to read "4G" on iPhones that didn't actually have 4G LTE radios . But the technology AT&T describes in its 5G Evolution network is not what's considered as 5G. All told, AT&T itself might know fully well that its 5G network isn't a legitimate one, at least as informed by 5G standards, or the lack thereof. Perhaps AT&T has simply branded now existing technology as 5G and plans to pass it off to consumers to indicate that ... (more...)
AT&T 5G Evolution launches today with the help of Samsung's Galaxy S8 AT&T 5G Evolution launches today with the help of Samsung's Galaxy S8
- April 26, 2017

The Galaxy S8 series can take advantage because it uses Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset, which supports data transfers at up to gigabit speed. 5G Evolution is, as it sounds, a completely meaningless marketing term. Granted, AT&T might also be leveraging a different type of network technology only possible on the Galaxy S8 - LTE-U - but it still wouldn't count to genuine 5G. (more...)
Amazon explores the value of self-driving vehicles Amazon explores the value of self-driving vehicles
- April 26, 2017

Specifically, the group is exploring how unmanned vehicles could improve Amazon's workflow across forklifts, trucks, and drones, according to the report. By using autonomous vehicles, the WSJ notes Amazon could avoid some aspects of delivery that slow down the process. The ecommerce giant showed a proficiency with the new realities of data network technology that let it build Amazon Web Services into one of the largest cloud companies in the world, and Hyperloop could be the same kind of ... (more...)
Popularity of Anzac Day linked to identity
- April 26, 2017

Tens of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have attended dawn service ceremonies large and small in both countries more than a century on. The annual ANZAC Day memorial service took place at The Western Cemetery in Arbroath on Sunday morning. (more...)
Facebook wants to see everything you see
- April 26, 2017

After Facebook F8 conference, the first effects will become available inside Facebook's Camera feature on smartphones, however, the Camera Effects platform is created to eventually be compatible with future augmented reality hardware, such as eyeglasses. (more...)
Samsung, Netmarble join forces for mobile game on Galaxy S8 Samsung, Netmarble join forces for mobile game on Galaxy S8
- April 26, 2017

But will the Galaxy Note series be able to do the same? The recently unveiled Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships will not be compatible with Google's Daydream VR headset. Sure, I admit, the performance on the aforementioned phones was near-flawless, but that does not excuse Samsung from using better optics on both phones. (more...)
Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus becomes available on April 28 Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus becomes available on April 28
- April 26, 2017

Shortly after the "P10's" release , Huawei answered a lot of their followers' prayers by releasing a mid-range phone with great specs . But it carries a hefty price tag, and because it costs around £549 for the "P10" and £649 for the "P10 Plus" (roughly $700 and $830 respectively), many can only dream of owning one. (more...)
Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks Tests find Samsung's S8 phones more prone to screen cracks
- April 26, 2017

According to GSMArena , the Wi-Fi Alliance listed seven new Samsung devices with similar product names. Despite studies showing that the fiasco surrounding the Note 7 harmed Samsung's brand, it appears that consumers are willing to move past the Note 7 diaster. (more...)
Chinese navy to make waves with more carriers, marine corps
- April 26, 2017

The second is unlikely to reach full service until 2020, National Interest reported in October. India's second INS Vikrant being built in Cochin Shipyard is expected to be ready by 2018. But Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper reported on April. 24 that activity around the aircraft carrier and the dock show that a launching ceremony was not held the day before. (more...)
Amazon to sell digital subscriptions with a new program- Subscribe with Amazon Amazon to sell digital subscriptions with a new program- Subscribe with Amazon
- April 26, 2017

The current scope of the newly launched platform spans everything from digital magazines and news subscriptions to various educational content, productivity tools, and multimedia services, many of which were already available for purchase through Amazon . (more...)
'Star Wars: Episode IX' release date announced
- April 26, 2017

The next film in the franchise to hit theaters will be " Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi", that film will release in December 15, 2017. According to Walt Disney World News Today , the new Star Wars theme park may not be the only expansion coming to the Disney parks. (more...)
Samsung said to be developing display with four curved edges
- April 26, 2017

Just look at Samsung's Galaxy S8 and its "infinity display" which covers 83% of the front or the LG G6's "full vision" display and its 80% screen-to-body ratio. Are you attracted to the near bezel-less display on the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8? Owing to the complications in adding edge-to-edge screen for their new upgrades, Apple's iPhone 8 may be delayed up to two months, a media report said. (more...)
US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March US new-home sales climb to 8-month high in March
- April 26, 2017

Sales for March were a stunning 15.6 percent higher than the same month of 2016. However, the brisk sales pace meant supply was actually falling and was estimated at only 5.2 months, down 3.7 percent over February. Sales fell 4.5 percent in the Midwest. Economists expect new home sales to continue to increase this year as builders step up construction of single-family homes and more first-time buyers come back into the starter-home market. (more...)
Welspun India consolidated net profit declines 22.58% in the March 2017 quarter
- April 25, 2017

Thus, it reported a 22% y-o-y jump in net interest income for the quarter with the non-corporate book now accounting for a higher proportion (51%) of the total book. The RBI has - while introducing stringent asset quality reviews - urged banks to be strict in assessing risks they face, through qualitative and quantitative measures, and make provisions above the minimum requirements. (more...)
Wenger issues Arsenal a huge boost on the transfer front
- April 25, 2017

City must now focus on retaining their place in the top four come the end of the season so they can qualify for the UEFA Champions League, and their match with United will be crucial. Wenger said: 'He has been remarkably efficient and I felt he had a very good spell when he played up front, and when he plays on the flank he is more of a provider than a goalscorer. (more...)
Google to Limit Offensive, Inaccurate Search Results Google to Limit Offensive, Inaccurate Search Results
- April 25, 2017

As part of the effort, the Google last month updated its Search Quality Rater Guidelines , which real-life evaluators use to assess the quality of its search results. Refining the whole process is user feedback in search, they can flag up offensive or misleading search autocompletes (which are of course inspired by human search patterns). (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Already Taking Shape Samsung Galaxy S9 Already Taking Shape
- April 25, 2017

Depending on how the talks go, we could see that existing relationship either expand or contract. And according to a new report , Samsung and Qualcomm plan to continue that trend with the Galaxy S9 . Another period of exclusivity to a single device maker might not sit so well with Qualcomm's other partners, but the companies might find some common ground to appease everyone. (more...)

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