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'Dunkirk' Adds Christopher Nolan Regular Cillian Murphy to the Cast 'Dunkirk' Adds Christopher Nolan Regular Cillian Murphy to the Cast
- April 06, 2016

Dunkirk will tell the story of the evacuation of Dunkirk , France during Operation Dynamo in the early days of World War II. Few modern directors can inspire the same level of loyalty as Christopher Nolan. Shooting will begin in May using numerous real locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the story. Murphy and Hardy won't be the only talents returning to work with Nolan here, as Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is on board as well, and the two ... (more...)
Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video Facebook rearranging notification buttons to highlight video
- April 06, 2016

Live isn't a foreign product bolted on, but one that's "leveraging a lot of core fundamentals" of the social network, says Facebook's Product Management Director for video Fidji Simo. The social media company added a number of neat new functions: a capability to initiate live streaming inside groups and events , real-time reactions and the possibility to watch a video at the same time with a friend. (more...)
OPPO F1 Plus With16MP Front Camera, 4GB RAM Launched At Rs. 26990 OPPO F1 Plus With16MP Front Camera, 4GB RAM Launched At Rs. 26990
- April 06, 2016

The Oppo F1 Plus , as it's called, was launched Tuesday at an event in New Delhi . Oppo F1 Plus smartphone was launched in March 2016. Oppo has told techradar is doesn't plan to launch the Oppo F1 Plus in the USA in the near future. (more...)
QUANTUM BREAK Shatters Time and Your Mind
- April 05, 2016

However, varying sample counts between passes and temporal upscaling makes talking about resolution, as it is traditionally understood, complicated in the case of Quantum Break . This would have caused them to compete with one another. The former, a 2014 effort from Ubisoft, promised a lot before its release but proved to be more sizzle than steak. (more...)
How Facebook is helping the blind 'see' pictures
- April 05, 2016

From Monday, through " automatic alternative text ", Facebook began automatically describing the content of photos to blind and visually impaired users. Eventually, though, Facebook hopes to refine the technology so it provides more precise descriptions and even answers questions that a user might pose about a picture.Facebook also plans to turn on the technology for its Android app and make it available through Web browsers visiting its site. (more...)
Virgin America acquired in $2.6 billion deal
- April 05, 2016

The transaction also gives Alaska more access to some East Coast airports such as Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in NY. Alaska Airlines will pay $57 in cash per Virgin America share. That's an 89 percent premium to Virgin's average price in the days before news broke last month of a possible deal - and well above any price Virgin has ever reached in its less than two-year tenure as a public company. (more...)
Tesla Model 3 Basically Became America's Best-Selling Electric Car in 1 Day
- April 05, 2016

Musk said the vehicle will be able to cover at least 346 km on a single charge and that the auto will offer Tesla's autopilot feature. The Model 3 also gets access to the Supercharger network, which is expected to reach a global level of 7,200 stations by the end of 2017, with 15,000 destination chargers. (more...)
Coral bleaching spread more than feared Coral bleaching spread more than feared
- April 04, 2016

Coral reefs play an important role in protecting shorelines and are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Bleaching is a phenomenon that occurs when corals , stressed by warm ocean temperatures, banish from their bodies the algae that live with them and provide them with energy through photosynthesis. (more...)
Microsoft Brings Bots To Skype
- April 04, 2016

After deeply integrating Cortana in the OS, Microsoft now wants the Action Center to read notifications from other devices and other platforms as well. Microsoft has updated Skype messaging app. The new feature has been rolled as a part of the company's Build 2016 conference. These new features include innovations for Windows Ink , Windows Cortana , and other incredible updates which Microsoft released in a press release . (more...)
Apple Has A Lower Profit Margin For iPhone SE, Despite Recycled Parts
- April 04, 2016

Chip shipments for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus for the second quarter of 2016 will likely be halved from those shipped in the first quarter , the sources indicated. and NAND flash from Toshiba Corp., according to Chipworks , an engineering analysis firm that performed one of the earliest teardowns on the handset. (more...)
Cloud-based Windows 10 Action Center will also be on Android
- April 04, 2016

Microsoft talked about alternative user inputs a lot (mostly about improved inking and voice inputs) at yesterday's keynote, so logically, the company introduced some more alternative input features to developers with the latest SDK. Cortana already syncs up reminders and notes between Windows 10 and Android , so notifications are just the logical next step. Microsoft is now releasing programming tools for developers to build bots that will interact with Cortana . (more...)
Final Fantasy 15: Release Date and Collectors Edition Announced Final Fantasy 15: Release Date and Collectors Edition Announced
- April 04, 2016

Not only was the game's launch date unveiled in the recently concluded "Uncovered" live event, it was also confirmed that there will be an anime series and movie adaptation for the newest "Final Fantasy" installment. The Platinum demo of Final Fantasy 15 has been available for a few hours on PS4 and Xbox One stores, and the YouTube channel "VG Tech" has compared the framerate of this demo, discovering that the new demo has some stability problems on both platforms. (more...)
Progress 63 supply ship heads for International Space Station
- April 03, 2016

After congress cancelled their expandable habitat project known as Transhab in 2000, Bigelow originally licensed inflatable habitat technology from NASA . At full size, it is 12 feet long and 10 feet wide. Kelly's 20-year career stint in space exploration has been marked with many firsts and several milestones. (more...)
Obama anxious about Turkey's treatment of journalists Obama anxious about Turkey's treatment of journalists
- April 03, 2016

Talking also about the decades-long Cyprus issue of Turkey, Erdogan said Turkey's efforts to reach a "fair and permament" solution continued and that he hoped to reach it this year. He said the Turkish government was not setting the right "example" with its imprisonment of journalists and investigation of academics who have criticized the government's military campaign against Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeastern sector. (more...)
Skype gets upgraded with bots and Cortana integration to rival Facebook Messenger
- April 03, 2016

Cortana will now be more intelligent on expected lines and also be available to Windows 10 users from the lock screen itself. There are those that would say Microsoft should have a revamped file explorer with tabs and a decent mail and calendar client, rather than one that is shipped with Windows 10 . (more...)
Skype is getting big boost from Cortana and Tay-like bot messaging
- April 03, 2016

Microsoft on Wednesday kicked off its annual Build developer conference in San Francisco with its first keynote spearheaded by CEO Satya Nadella. Share your thoughts on the comments section below and be sure to check us regularly for more updates in the Microsoft Build 2016 Developers Conference. (more...)
Dwarf planet Pluto harbored Nitrogen Lakes Billions of Years Ago Dwarf planet Pluto harbored Nitrogen Lakes Billions of Years Ago
- April 02, 2016

NASA states that the nitrogen lake may have existed billions of years ago. It is located north of the Plutonian region known as Sputnik Planum, a flat, icy plain bordered by mountain ranges where the lake was found, thought to be made up of nitrogen-based ice. (more...)
Microsoft looking to support ad blockers in Edge web browser Microsoft looking to support ad blockers in Edge web browser
- April 02, 2016

In addition to browser extensions , the revealed Build 2016 slide reveals that Microsoft Edge will see Bing Translator baked into the browser. We're glad that Microsoft has made a decision to step forward to clarify the matter and put it to rest, hopefully for good. (more...)
Tesla reveals the all-electric Model 3, deliveries to begin in 2017
- April 02, 2016

Tesla shares have jumped in recent days in anticipation of the Model 3 launch. Acceleration was neck-strainingly quick, and the ride was - as always with electric cars - strangely quiet. Tesla's vehicle factory has previously been able to manufacture 500,000 cars per year, and Musk is confident that they can hit this figure again. He promised that the Model 3 would be spacious enough to seat five people, achieve top safety ratings in government and insurance agency tests, and be able to go ... (more...)
Tesla Model 3 unveiled in California
- April 02, 2016

It's a big day for Tesla and South African electric vehicle fans, as the company announced that its mass-market Model 3 sedan is making its way to our shores. "For a long time there had been questions about the long term viability of Tesla", Jessica Caldwell, an industry analyst at the auto research site Edmunds, told BBC News . (more...)

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