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Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee to talk anti-BJP front? Naveen Patnaik, Mamata Banerjee to talk anti-BJP front?
- April 19, 2017

Speculation is rife that Ms Banerjee, in her address to the rally, would train her guns against the BJP and its government at the Centre. Gyanendra, however, said he has no information regarding a meeting between the two chief ministers. While Khuntia was detained for his objection, many other sevaits said that they would welcome Banerjee to the temple. The West Bengal Chief Minister will visit Srimandir on Wednesday morning. (more...)
Apple encounters problems with the fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8 Apple encounters problems with the fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8
- April 19, 2017

This curved glass has apparently caused the aforementioned supply issues, while Apple is also said to be struggling to integrate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor into the display of the device. Whatever shape the new iPhone takes, supply constraints may limit how effectively the company is able to stock the device at launch. Mostly because the OLED displays the company has ordered aren't working well the Touch ID. (more...)
Parineeti Chopra calls Ayushmann 'innocent' Parineeti Chopra calls Ayushmann 'innocent'
- April 19, 2017

Some days back, her close friend and co-star Sushant Singh Rajput also refused to talk, when he was asked about Kulbhushan Jadhav. Produced by Maneesh Sharma and directed by Akshay Roy, Meri Pyaari Bindu releases in cinemas on 12th May 2017. (more...)
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg vows to help prevent repeat of Cleveland murder posting
- April 19, 2017

The FBI and local authorities had been scouring the country for Stephens since Sunday, after he allegedly shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who was apparently targeted at random. Yet federal officials were back combing through the area again on Tuesday when Stephens killed himself. "Can you double check I'm right?'" franchise owner Thomas DuCharme said. (more...)
Facebook Spaces for Oculus VR launches today
- April 19, 2017

Called Facebook Spaces , the free app-available through the Oculus Store-lets Rift users hang out together in a personalized and private virtual room, collaborate on 3D digital art, and interact with many forms of Facebook content-photos, videos, text, and so on. (more...)
INTERNATIONAL: US gunman kills three 'in race attack'
- April 19, 2017

Fresno's police chief said his former name was Cory McDonald. Online Superior Court records show Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with more than a dozen felonies and misdemeanors between 1997 and 2004 using several aliases. The chief said investigators don't believe Muhammad worked with anyone else in the attack, calling him "an individual that is filled with hate, filled with anger". (more...)
IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in '17 IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in '17
- April 19, 2017

The IMF also forecast that all five of Europe's largest economies will grow even faster. Before the Brexit referendum in 2016, the International Monetary Fund predicted growth of 2.2 percent in 2017, but downgraded that to 1.3 percent in July, after Britain voted to leave the European Union. (more...)
Volkswagen unveils electric concept vehicle Volkswagen unveils electric concept vehicle
- April 19, 2017

That distance will be much lower in the USA under Environmental Protection Agency measures. The battery can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system, Volkswagen said in a press release. The SUV concept is already being pushed by Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess as a production probability for 2020, with the timing of its market launch set to coincide with the EU's new emissions rules (which will demand a 95-gram/km corporate fleet fuel economy ... (more...)
United Airlines changes policy following backlash over violently dragging off man United Airlines changes policy following backlash over violently dragging off man
- April 19, 2017

Now, the airline has said off-duty crew will be given seats at least one hour before take-off to make sure customers will not be dragged from flights. United Airlines said in an internal memo that the policy "is so the denied boarding process in an oversell situation may be implemented in a gate or lobby area and not on board the aircraft". (more...)
Uh oh: Samsung Galaxy S8 could have a big problem
- April 19, 2017

The Galaxy S8 builds on Samsung's heritage of creating stunning designs and functional devices. As for security, each device will only register a single user's iris information, helping to ensure that it can't be accessed if it falls into the wrong hands; and both the facial and iris biometrics are encrypted in the Knox security platform. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Screens Are Tailor-Made for the Social Media Era
- April 19, 2017

Included in this suite is Microsoft's Office, OneDrive, Cortana, Outlook "and more". It is important to reiterate that facial recognition, while convenient, can only be used for opening your Galaxy S8 and now cannot be used to authenticate access to Samsung Pay or Secure Folder. (more...)
Cassini finds evidence for hydrothermal vent activity on Enceladus
- April 19, 2017

Earth's hydrothermal vents are thriving with microbial life - leading scientists to believe that the icy ocean world could be habitable. The presence of hydrogen could also indicate the presence of microbes, which could use it to obtain energy by combining it with the carbon-di-oxide dissolved in the water. (more...)
Yahoo expects Verizon deal to close in June Yahoo expects Verizon deal to close in June
- April 19, 2017

Chicago-based equity research firm Zacks Investment Research has assigned this stock ABR (Average Brokerage Recommendation) of 2.29, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. Finally, Pivotal Research lifted their price target on Yahoo! from $41.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 7,173 shares of the digital content provider's stock valued at $309,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Beaver mesmerizes Saskatchewan cattle -- how Canadian! Beaver mesmerizes Saskatchewan cattle -- how Canadian!
- April 19, 2017

A wayward beaver accidentally became a cattle herder to 150 heifers after it wandered upon their pasture on a ranch in Saskatchewan , Canada. " There was about a three-foot space around him ". According to Ivey, heifers, young cows that haven't had a calf before, are more inquisitive than the average bovine, which may have led to the cows following the beaver. (more...)
HTC 11 might not have a headphone jack
- April 19, 2017

The first images of the HTC U have been shared by Evan Blass , showing a black slab of a phone with a round rear camera housing paired with an LED flash. However, HTC's frame-technology will go one-step further and will allow users to customize the actions, such as squeezing or swiping along its left and right sides to interact with the smartphone. (more...)
South Carolina homeowner finds 9-foot alligator on porch South Carolina homeowner finds 9-foot alligator on porch
- April 19, 2017

The other choice was to wait it out, but the alligator was eventually euthanised after an animal handling professional spent two hours trying to get the reptile off the porch. "He was perfectly happy, would have stayed for however long", said Steve Polston, who looked out thinking there was a burglar and found the 9ft-plus reptile, left, staring back at him. (more...)
Apple is going to start testing self-driving cars
- April 19, 2017

According to Bloomberg , Apple's California permit "covers three 2015 Lexus RX540h SUVs and six drivers". Those tests need to happen on closed tracks and public roads, which fits nicely with the permit California's Department of Motor Vehicles just gave Apple . (more...)
Samsung's voice assistant Bixby could be delayed due to performance issues
- April 19, 2017

Samsung has confirmed that it will be shipping the Galaxy S8 without one of the device's hallmark feature - Bixby voice assistant. " Bixby Voice will be available in the U.S. With Bixby , Samsung is gearing up to fight a tough battle and win over the entire voice-activated virtual assistant market. The same report also stated that Bixby's most widely advertised feature, voice control, would not immediately be available. (more...)
Australia abolishes visa programme called 457 majorly used by Indian workers Australia abolishes visa programme called 457 majorly used by Indian workers
- April 19, 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took to Facebook to reveal the changes, announcing that a new short-term migration scheme would replace 457 visas by March 2018. "We're putting jobs first, we're putting Australians first", Turnbull said. "These changes will give Australian job seekers more opportunity to find work while finding the right balance so businesses can prosper by acquiring the expertise they need", Turnbull said in a statement . (more...)
What To Expect At Facebook's 2017 F8 Developer Conference
- April 19, 2017

He said the phone camera is a primitive, early first step that can make augmented reality mainstream ahead of hardware like contact lenses. That platform has a name - the " Camera Effects Platform " - and Facebook is launching it with just six developer partners, which will soon build AR features and lenses for the Facebook in-app camera. (more...)

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