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Apple iPhone 8 may have fingerprint reader at back Apple iPhone 8 may have fingerprint reader at back
- April 20, 2017

The manufacturing will take place in Bengaluru suburb - Peenya, by a Taiwanese original design manufacturer - Wistron, with whom Apple has a contract. A Samsung rep has already said that it was a deliberate design decision to try and free up more internal room for a battery, but the justification doesn't really matter: it still leads to a bad user experience. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 image leak hints at some interesting features
- April 20, 2017

The new screen shape reinforces the expectation that the iPhone 8 will have a larger 5.8-inch OLED that will be almost edge-to-edge in design - or, in other words, a screen about the size of the iPhone 7 Plus in a phone about the size of the iPhone 7. (more...)
Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election
- April 20, 2017

Chaffetz was first elected to the House in 2008, and he succeeded Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as oversight committee chairman in 2015. We've reached out to both Rep. "I would take a serious, serious look at running for governor", Chaffetz told the Deseret News previous year. "It's the most conservative part of one of the most conservative states in the country", Utah State University political scientist Damon Cann said. (more...)
Boston Marathon remains an inspiration for all who run Boston Marathon remains an inspiration for all who run
- April 20, 2017

She said that the 261 bib number also has been retired for the marathon. It was the Boston Marathon yesterday, and it marks 50 years since an incredible event for runners and women everywhere. "Oh my gosh, hands up in the air, big grin across my face you would have thought i won the race I was so elated and then I bent down and started crying", said Kaplan. (more...)
Facebook's Vision on Reality
- April 20, 2017

As the battle between Snapchat and Facebook over camera supremacy wages on, Snapchat has unveiled a new " World Lenses " feature, bringing augmented reality to everyday objects. Facebook recently added camera functionality to all of its apps, but Zuckerberg said that was just the start. "Even if we were a little slow to add cameras to all our apps, I'm confident we are going to push this AR forward", he said. (more...)
United staff will no longer take seats of boarded passengers United staff will no longer take seats of boarded passengers
- April 20, 2017

Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said his client suffered a concussion and a broken nose as a result of the aggressive incident. United Airlines ( UAL ) will likely face a lawsuit from David Dao. Footage revealed him screaming before being knocked out as he was dragged along the aisle while fellow passengers looked on and protested. It's no surprise airlines would want to beef up the incentives for customers they need to bump from flights. (more...)
Sony's new A9 camera is a full-frame mirrorless with ludicrous speed Sony's new A9 camera is a full-frame mirrorless with ludicrous speed
- April 20, 2017

Among the most notable attributes on the Model 9: 20fps (frames per second) continuous shooting with autofocus at 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second; a completely silent, vibration-free shutter with speeds up to 1/32,000 of a second; 693 autofocus points covering over 90 percent of the frame; and black-out free performance that tracks action with an uninterrupted view. (more...)
Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech
- April 20, 2017

Amazon Lex handles the authentication required by different platforms using the customer provided keys and scales automatically as traffic increases, so developers don't have to worry about provisioning and managing infrastructure. Amazon Lex maintains context and manages the dialogue, dynamically adjusting the responses based on the conversation. The companies, founded by two of the world's wealthiest and most outspoken businessmen, have become unlikely rivals since Amazon jumped into ... (more...)
Former President George HW Bush hospitalized in Houston
- April 20, 2017

The 41st president's press office said despite a mild case of the inflammatory lung condition, Bush was "in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength". The source said the Bushes had not previously announced the hospital visit because they did not want to worry anyone over the Easter weekend. George Herbert Walker Bush, born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, also served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald ... (more...)
Melania Trump reminds Donald to put hand on heart during anthem
- April 20, 2017

The Easter Egg Roll is one of the largest White House events of any presidency. Since the White House isn't fully staffed yet, this year's event is actually smaller than last year's, when 35 thousand people attended. Trump did not deviate far from the traditional message, as he stood next to the Easter Bunny and thanked his wife for her hard work in organising the event. (more...)
The Nintendo Switch is the Fastest Selling Console in Nintendo History
- April 20, 2017

Nintendo also reported that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 1.5 million copies in the same period of time, with 925,000 of those being of the Switch version of the game. With its 'Global Testfire' event conducted in March, it appears that Nintendo is finally ready to release the title to almost two million Switch owners. (more...)
U.S. again puts faith in China to rein in NKorea U.S. again puts faith in China to rein in NKorea
- April 20, 2017

Pence's statement came just two days after the North Korean government conducted a huge display of prototype intercontinental ballistic missiles during a military parade observing the 105th birthday of the communist state's late founding leader and "eternal president" Kim Il-sung in the capital Pyongyang on April 15. (more...)
Serena Williams hints she may be pregnant Serena Williams hints she may be pregnant
- April 20, 2017

Tennis great Serena Williams is expecting her first child, revealing the news on Wednesday (Apr 19) with a teasing Snapchat post captioned " 20 weeks ". While Williams could conceivably choose to continue playing tennis through her pregnancy (track athlete Alysia Montano continued training throughout her pregnancy and ran the 800-meter at the USA track and field championships while almost eight months pregnant), Williams' absence from the tour so far indicates she might not return to ... (more...)
Technical Chart Situation for General Motors Company (GM) Technical Chart Situation for General Motors Company (GM)
- April 20, 2017

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.19% of the company's stock. 02/07/2017 - General Motors Company had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 18th. It has a dividend yield of 5.39%. Ford Motor Company's dividend payout ratio is presently 52.63%. (more...)
Jon Ossoff advances to runoff in highly watched Georgia election
- April 20, 2017

There were five Democrats in the race, but they backed Jon Ossoff - the 30-year-old USA congressional candidate who couldn't even vote for himself on Tuesday - pouring more than $8 million into his campaign. The special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District has moved into extra innings. Stop Donald Trump , a man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism. (more...)
Meet Galaxy Note 8 - Samsung's first dual camera phone
- April 20, 2017

The phones will be available exclusively on Flipkart and Samsung retail shops from the 5th of May. And along with that, we also got the new Gear 360 camera. The dual-SIM phones run Android Nougat-based TouchWiz UI - Samsung Experience UX - and support 4G LTE connectivity. The Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000mAh battery while the bigger Galaxy S8+ comes with a 3500mAh battery. (more...)
United changes crew-booking policy after passenger's removal United changes crew-booking policy after passenger's removal
- April 20, 2017

United, facing fierce criticism after videos of the incident went viral, said it is reviewing its policies around oversold flights. A spokesperson for the airline confirms that United has updated its policy "to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure". (more...)
Trump supporters, opponents clash in California park
- April 20, 2017

That didn't work. Fist-blows were exchanged, kicks were thrust, and purple glitter was tossed into the air, along with smoke bombs, tear gas, and "eggs and bagels", according to CBS News . A single vendor showed up Saturday to sell organic produce. He said the sign "means we're sick of living under neocon rule". Berkeley Police Sgt. (more...)
Trump order targets foreign workers Trump order targets foreign workers
- April 20, 2017

Trump also added that, "The optimism in this room is the same incredible spirit that is sweeping across the country, and it's even greater than that great day in November when I won the state of Wisconsin and we won the presidency". H-1B visas are granted for three years at a time to foreign workers that have specialized knowledge in fields where there are a shortage of American workers, typically in science, information technology and engineering. (more...)
Augmented Reality: the battle between Facebook and Snapchat has begun
- April 20, 2017

He also added that Facebook is developing Camera (read Facebook Camera) as the first augmented reality platform. "Over time, I do think this is going to be a really important technology that changes how we use our phones and, eventually, all technology". (more...)

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