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Gionee launches A1 Lite, partners Airtel, Paytm for exciting offers Gionee launches A1 Lite, partners Airtel, Paytm for exciting offers
- August 10, 2017

Called the Gionee A1 Lite , the smartphone is priced at Rs 14,999 and will be available for purchase across all offline retail stores starting August 10. According to our exclusive source, the device will be sold via offline stores across the country and comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. Talking about its software front, the Gionee A1 Lite runs company's proprietary Amigo 4.0 custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. (more...)
Breath of the Wild, for now Breath of the Wild, for now
- August 10, 2017

Players will be rewarded with in-game items can be accessed by launching the software in the articles from in the new Nintendo Switch News Channel. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is arguably the best game launch this year, with the game getting outstanding review scores across the board. (more...)
Facebook shuts down standalone app for teenagers, Lifestage Facebook shuts down standalone app for teenagers, Lifestage
- August 10, 2017

The app was withdrawn from the App Store on August 4, Business Insider said, having never made it into any of its top app charts, and having not been updated for several months. The move makes sense. The company did get some helpful feedback from launching the app, the spokesperson said, that is being used to improve visual and camera features on Facebook . (more...)
LG's V30 will be the first phone with an f/1.6 lens LG's V30 will be the first phone with an f/1.6 lens
- August 10, 2017

Previous leaks have shown a dual camera setup and fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone. The new camera will allow for brighter and more lifelike photos and videos, the company said. On top of this, LG also promises that the LG V30's camera will reduce edge distortion by up to 30% over the V20, allowing for improved wide angle shots and group selfies. (more...)
Gold jumps on rising US-North Korea tensions
- August 10, 2017

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 6,352.33) lost 18.1 points, or 0.3%. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 0.13 percent higher, while Japan's Nikkei lost 0.30 percent. The VIX, a measure of how much volatility investors expect in stocks, jumped 10.4 percent. Options traders gear up for Snap's second earnings report as a public company. (more...)
FaceApp 'Racist' Filter Shows Users As Black, Asian, Caucasian And Indian FaceApp 'Racist' Filter Shows Users As Black, Asian, Caucasian And Indian
- August 10, 2017

The online outrage was pretty much immediate, with one crowd arguing "It's just silly fun", and the other, much larger one labeling the app digital blackface. They are even represented by the same icon. But with the new update , users can see what they look like with deeper or lighter skin, and facial features usually associated with specific ethnicities. (more...)
Nissan Leaf teased with new aerodynamics Nissan Leaf teased with new aerodynamics
- August 09, 2017

Based on these leaks, the Leaf 2018 looks set to have a more conventional mass-market style, which will put it in line with equivalent petrol and diesel variants. The teaser is also a good hint for the model's new side profile, emphasizing the engineers worked hard to make sure the new Leaf needs less energy to slice through the air. (more...)
Plane Passenger saves Children from Sexual Assault after Snooping on Man's Texts Plane Passenger saves Children from Sexual Assault after Snooping on Man's Texts
- August 09, 2017

Investigators also found text messages from Kellar allegedly requesting videos of Burnworth "engaged in bestiality, fetish behavior involving feces" and "kid videos", the complaint states. Michael Kellar , left, and Gail Lynn Burnworth, right, are alleged. The passenger who caught Burnworth's messages was praised for her actions by San Jose police Sgt Brian Spears, who leads the Silicon Valley's Internet Crimes Against Children task force. (more...)
Borderlands Developer Gearbox Announces First-Person Shooter Project 1v1 Borderlands Developer Gearbox Announces First-Person Shooter Project 1v1
- August 09, 2017

News is spreading across the interwebs that Gearbox Software are ready to spill the beans on their newest IP - allegedly a first person shooter with elements of all that card game meta we've all come to love - now named Project 1v1 . Details on the project are now pretty scarce, but we do have word that a short Closed Technical Test will be held this summer. The test will be held on North American servers, so global players may experience decreased performance. (more...)
Usher Denies Sex Accuser's Claim, Says She's Not His Type, Report Says Usher Denies Sex Accuser's Claim, Says She's Not His Type, Report Says
- August 09, 2017

After the show, she says she got a call from a blocked number and it was Usher , asking her what hotel she was staying in and the room number . Quantasia Sharpton , the woman who held a press conference yesterday addressing claims that Usher exposed her to STD during an alleged sexual encounter, is catching the flak for seemingly looking to make money off the singer's scandal . (more...)
Don't change pa$$wØrds… I got it wrong, says IT expert Don't change pa$$wØrds… I got it wrong, says IT expert
- August 09, 2017

The document in question is "NIST Special Publication 800-63". He added the advice to regularly change passwords was mistaken, since most people end up altering one character, such as changing from "username1" to "username2", which does little to stop hackers . (more...)
Land Rover Discovery priced at Rs. 68.05 lakh; bookings open Land Rover Discovery priced at Rs. 68.05 lakh; bookings open
- August 09, 2017

The Land Rover India has announced the prices of the 2017 discovery at Rs 68.05 lakh. Speaking about the new Land Rover Discovery, Rohit Suri, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. The side profile of the new-age Discovery looks nearly like the smaller Discovery Sport, evidently so because of the slanted and thick C-pillar. It comes with a new 10-inch infotainment system with Android and iOS connectivity. (more...)
Lenovo K8 Note launch in India Lenovo K8 Note launch in India
- August 09, 2017

Also, the phone has a Music button on the left panel and it is a shortcut that can be customised to have some other function if not the music control. The Lenovo K8 Note comes preloaded with Lenovo's TheaterMax technology, which gives a widescreen virtual cinematic experience on a Virtual Reality headset. (more...)
PM Modi on 75 years of Quit India Movement PM Modi on 75 years of Quit India Movement
- August 09, 2017

Meanwhile, the YSRCP Chief will be launching a campaign in Nandyal starting from today which will continue till August 21. Adding further he opined, "From 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, we need to create the same spirit that existed from 1942 to 1947". (more...)
US ITC will investigate Apple on patent infringement US ITC will investigate Apple on patent infringement
- August 09, 2017

The step, arguably procedural, means that the commission will assign Qualcomm's complaint to an administrative law judge for evidentiary hearings instead of dismissing it out of hand. Apple did not respond to Anadolu Agency's request for comment. As the ITC considered whether to take up the case, a group representing Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc sided last month with Apple, saying Qualcomm's request to bar the import of some iPhones would hurt ... (more...)
Destiny 2 Pop-Tarts Are A Thing Destiny 2 Pop-Tarts Are A Thing
- August 09, 2017

Similarly, Pop-Tarts is offering consumers in-game XP Boosts that will see players develop their skills faster. Buying the marked cans will get you in-game gear and a chance to win other Destiny 2-themed prizes. Each box of Pop-Tarts will also sport "custom-designed, collectible" packaging based on Destiny 2's subclasses (if you're the kind of guy who collects Pop-Tarts boxes, I guess). (more...)
This might be our best look yet at the Galaxy Note 8
- August 09, 2017

The news of the Galaxy Note 9 featuring a screen embedded fingerprint sensor is a welcome one for consumers. The report also claims that the South-Korean smartphone manufacturing giant will be replacing biometric supplier Synaptics with Egis next year before the Note 9's launch. (more...)
Kalanick brushes up image to launch Uber comeback Kalanick brushes up image to launch Uber comeback
- August 09, 2017

One of Uber's co-founders is tamping down rumors that Travis Kalanick , the company's former CEO, will eventually return. In once-private conversations, Kalanick reportedly said that he is "Steve Jobs-ing it", a colloquialism which is presumably a reference to the now-deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs who was sacked but eventually returned to lead the company into greatness. (more...)
Overwatch Summer Games Event Now Live, New Skins Revealed Overwatch Summer Games Event Now Live, New Skins Revealed
- August 09, 2017

There could be a period of disruption to the game as Blizzard put the new brawl and skins , with players trying to access en masse. Like the controversial anniversary event, every new skin in this update is Legendary rarity, although the old skins of Epic rarity are still available and at only 250 credits. (more...)
Instagram live video gets feature to add guests Instagram live video gets feature to add guests
- August 08, 2017

To use this new feature, start by going live: In Instagram Stories , toggle over from the "Normal" camera screen to "Live" mode. Users just have to tap the new icon on the bottom right when they're broadcasting and add anyone that's now watching their stream. (more...)

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