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Latest Microsoft Garage project brings Cortana-based voice dictation to Office Latest Microsoft Garage project brings Cortana-based voice dictation to Office
- June 29, 2017

As of now, the Dictate supports 20 languages and real-time text translation for up to 60 languages. Microsoft is using Cortana's speech recognition smarts to bring dictation to the company's Office suite. The app is quite basic, but Microsoft Garage has ensured that the app can differentiate between voice messages, commands and punctuation. Simple statements like "new line", "delete" and "stop dictation" let you manipulate the cursor and correct the text with your voice. (more...)
SAIC to commence operations in India with Morris Garages brand in 2019 SAIC to commence operations in India with Morris Garages brand in 2019
- June 29, 2017

The company has for always been rumoured to be in talks with General Motors India to acquire its recently shut facility in Halol, Gujarat, after it chose to exit India due to poor sales. SAIC acquired the MG brand and its businesses in 2008. The company has also launched a breakthrough "Internet car" in collaboration with Alibaba in the connected vehicle space, pegging it as a new milestone in the global automotive industry. (more...)
Overwatch Golden Loot box explained, as Blizzard reveal Twitch Prime team up Overwatch Golden Loot box explained, as Blizzard reveal Twitch Prime team up
- June 29, 2017

The video also addresses one of the most requested features of capturing Overwatch highlight videos, and how they're shared on PC, XB1 and PS4. It's very bad, you already have it and you get a paltry sum of credits as compensation. This includes the ability for players to capture 12 seconds of their own highlights using a single button press. Also, players can record their Top 5 or Recently Captured highlights. (more...)
Germany denies permission for Erdogan rally on G-20 visit Germany denies permission for Erdogan rally on G-20 visit
- June 29, 2017

The German government believes it would be " inappropriate " for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to make public appearances in Germany outside the G20 summit given current tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 29. (more...)
Evacuation Order In Brian Head Expected To Be Lifted Friday Evacuation Order In Brian Head Expected To Be Lifted Friday
- June 29, 2017

Relief could be coming, however. There have been no casualties aside from a few minor injuries, Briggs said. A wildfire in Utah has torched 13 homes and forced 1,500 people to evacuate their homes. "A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior", the NWS said in its warning. Wildfires already have caused far more destruction than usual in the first half of 2017, meteorologist Haley Brink of the CNN Weather Center ... (more...)
What do you get with Amazon Prime? What do you get with Amazon Prime?
- June 29, 2017

Last year's Prime Day was Amazon's biggest day ever as, even though there were multiple checkout glitches during peak times, it beat 2015's inaugural event "by more than 60% worldwide". This year, the deals will be organized across more than 20 of the most-shopped-for themes right from pet lovers to gardeners and techies to artists, with almost 40% of the lightning deals coming from small businesses and entrepreneurs. (more...)
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion - FOX10 News Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion - FOX10 News
- June 29, 2017

However, last week the network changed its mission statement from "Make the world more open and connected" to "Bring the world closer together". "It's an honor to be on this journey with you". Facebook's growth has increasingly come from outside the United States, Canada and Europe. This threshold was reached even less than 5 years after they managed to have 1 billion users. (more...)
Instagram puts AI to work burying offensive comments Instagram puts AI to work burying offensive comments
- June 29, 2017

Instagram has launched two machine-learning-powered tools to block abusive comments and spam. Instagram is still training these filters with machine learning and said the product will only get better in time. This DeepText system is able to interpret words by deducing their meaning based upon the context of the surrounding words in a given sentence. Singer Miley Cyrus actually visited Instagram headquarters and told the team she would abandon the service unless they allowed a ... (more...)
BMW launches new 5-series at Rs 49.90 lakhs BMW launches new 5-series at Rs 49.90 lakhs
- June 29, 2017

Powertrain options include a petrol and two diesel engines . Prices start from ₹49.9 lakh and ranges upto ₹61.3 lakh for the 530d M Sport . BMW , on the other hand, has given out no details whether it will come up with new electric series or not. (more...)
Unrest in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal continues, no relaxation in bandh Unrest in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal continues, no relaxation in bandh
- June 29, 2017

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM ), in the midst of an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland State in Darjeeling , said it would continue to hold the BJP accountable to its manifesto for the 2014 elections where the party promised to "sympathetically examine and appropriately consider the long-pending demands of Gorkhas". (more...)
Petya ransomware goes global -- what's happening and how to protect yourself Petya ransomware goes global -- what's happening and how to protect yourself
- June 29, 2017

But the new attack appeared much smaller in scale, with global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab estimating the number of victims at 2,000. It is also vital that users keep a backup of their files especially the important ones. According to reports , by Wednesday the Bitcoin wallet , which was given by ransomware for the transfer of funds, had received nine transfers. Security experts believe that Petya exploits the same vulnerabilities in Microsoft as WannaCry . (more...)
Motorola Moto Z2 Specs Leaked After GFXBench Listing Motorola Moto Z2 Specs Leaked After GFXBench Listing
- June 29, 2017

While on the optics front, the device is said to features 11-megapixel camera on the rear side, while on the front will sport a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Sensors like Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Pedometer, and Proximity sensor are also available on the device. However, it should happen after the Moto X Play update and it is likely to receive the Android 7.1.1 Nougat version and not the Android 7.0. (more...)
Mario Hits Table Top with Boss Battles, Power Ups in Monopoly Gamer Mario Hits Table Top with Boss Battles, Power Ups in Monopoly Gamer
- June 29, 2017

With Mario , the player will roll a die and collect the number of coins from the bank that the die landed on. If Princess Peach rolls a Red Shell, the player she chooses has to drop four coins instead of three. The standard MONOPOLY GAMER Edition game will be available this August at mass market retailers for a suggested retail price of $24.99, and is for ages 8 and up. (more...)
Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link
- June 28, 2017

However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers. Besides this operation at a Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust terminal in Mumbai were forced to shut after being impacted by the cyber attack. As security experts analyze the complex attack and try to thwart it, they have also debated what to call it. (more...)
NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year
- June 28, 2017

Stoltenberg said that after years of spending cuts, the upward trend of defence spending was underway. 'After years of decline, in 2015 we saw a real increase in defence spending across European allies and Canada. "This means over the last three years European allies and Canada spent nearly $46 billion more on defense", Stoltenberg told a press conference . "I have strongly stressed or underlined that European allies should invest more in defense not only to please the United States but ... (more...)
European Union fines Google record $2.7 bn
- June 28, 2017

The EU formally charged Google with unlawfully promoting its own price comparison or shopping service in general searches in April 2015. While announcing yesterday's unprecedented fine, European Commissioner Margarethe Vestager , said the company abused its dominance and actively pushed competitors out in an "illegal" breach of EU antitrust rules. (more...)
World's Largest Shipping Line and Container Terminals Victims of Cyber Attack World's Largest Shipping Line and Container Terminals Victims of Cyber Attack
- June 28, 2017

But the new attack appeared much smaller in scale, with global cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab estimating the number of victims at 2 000. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman called the ransomware campaign "unprecedented", but said "vital systems haven't been affected". (more...)
YouTube TV Set to Stream to Ten More Markets YouTube TV Set to Stream to Ten More Markets
- June 28, 2017

YouTube TV , she noted, is poised to launch soon in the following markets: Dallas-Fort Worth; Washington, D.C.; Houston; Atlanta; Phoenix; Detroit; Minneapolis-St. Meanwhile, YouTube TV also faces competition from older live TV services like Dish's Sling TV and PlayStation Vue , plus newcomers like AT&T's DirecTV Now . (more...)
Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta Apple releases first iOS 11 public beta
- June 28, 2017

Apple placed a heavy focus on iPad with the iOS 11 , integrating a number of new features and expanded functionality to bring its tablet hardware lineup more in line with offerings from Microsoft. The third parties may not work as expected in the beta version. Apple suggests backing up your device before installing the beta software because it is, after all, still a work in progress, so it's entirely possible there could be bugs in the code with unintended consequences. (more...)
Rolls-Royce Dawn undergoes Black Badge treatment Rolls-Royce Dawn undergoes Black Badge treatment
- June 28, 2017

There's no actual pricing available just yet, but Rolls Royce says that Dawn Black Badge vehicles are now available to commission. The Dawn Black Badge features a revamped version of Rolls-Royce's 6.6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 engine, which produces 593bhp, a 30bhp increase over the standard Dawn . (more...)

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