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India's June Retail Inflation Rate Eases To Record Low On Cheaper Food India's June Retail Inflation Rate Eases To Record Low On Cheaper Food
- July 12, 2017

Last month, the RBI lowered the headline inflation expectation for 2017-18 to 2.0-3.5 percent for April-September first half, down from 4.5 percent earlier and 3.5-4.5 percent for the second half, down from 5 percent in its previous forecast. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Special Edition launched with 6GB RAM Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Special Edition launched with 6GB RAM
- July 12, 2017

The same device Xiaomi is planning to release in a more affordable version with a conventional Full HD screen of 5.5 inches and dactyloscopus right under it. As of now Mi Max 2 is expected to launch in India on 18 July. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price in India starts at Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB RAM, 32GB storage variant, going up to Rs. (more...)
KFC has launched a cluckin' smartphone - and it's really cheap KFC has launched a cluckin' smartphone - and it's really cheap
- July 12, 2017

Yes, really. It's pairing up with major Chinese manufacturer Huawei to create a special KFC branded device to celebrate 30 years of the fast-food company selling buckets and chicken in China. It will be available from Alibaba's TMall in China and will sport a 5in display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot), a fingerprint scanner, a 3020mAh battery and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor. (more...)
Newly-Discovered Saturn-Size Star is Smallest Yet Newly-Discovered Saturn-Size Star is Smallest Yet
- July 12, 2017

Alexander von Boetticher, a Master's student at the University of Cambridge and lead author of the paper to be published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, said: "Our discovery reveals how small stars can be". Small, dim, and therefore cool stars like these are considered optimal candidates for hosting worlds that might support life, as the stars' relative mildness could increase the likelihood of planets retaining liquid water on their surface. (more...)
Nasa's Juno probe completes fly-by over Jupiter's Great Red Spot Nasa's Juno probe completes fly-by over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
- July 12, 2017

And its most recognizable trademark is its Great Red Spot, which is actually a heat storm of cataclysmic proportions. Monday's encounter with the Great Red Spot was the latest of 12 flyby missions now scheduled by NASA for Juno, which is to make its next close approach to Jupiter's cloud tops on 1 September. (more...)
Tech community rallies on net neutrality day of action Tech community rallies on net neutrality day of action
- July 12, 2017

Opponents argued that repealing the FCC's net neutrality rules would give internet service providers too much power to determine what consumers can and can't see online, and for what price. "They beat the likes of Comcast and Verizon then, and today they are mobilizing for victory again because there can be no compromising online free speech". (more...)
Apple announces new Chinese data centre Apple announces new Chinese data centre
- July 12, 2017

U.S. tech giant Apple today announced that it is setting up its first data centre in China, becoming the first company to comply with a new strict law that requires foreign firms to store Chinese users' information within the country. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Video Streaming App 'Niconico' Launching Tomorrow Nintendo Switch Video Streaming App 'Niconico' Launching Tomorrow
- July 12, 2017

Nintendo will work to implement these requested features for sure at some point, but for now, there's one to keep our eye on. For one, we're still waiting for Nintendo Switch video streaming support, whether in the form of YouTube, Netflix, Amazon or any other streaming service going. (more...)
PayPal Is Now A Payment Option On iTunes PayPal Is Now A Payment Option On iTunes
- July 12, 2017

PayPal promises to make the feature available in other locations, including the USA "soon after", though it didn't give a timeframe for the rollout. Once you've selected PayPal , all future purchases made with your Apple ID will be automatically charged to your PayPal account . (more...)
Chinese scientists teleport single photon from Earth to satellite Chinese scientists teleport single photon from Earth to satellite
- July 12, 2017

These two objects are now inexorably linked which means that even if you split them apart over extremely long distances you can alter the state of one and it will be perfectly mimicked on the other because they are, and this is where your brain might hurt, the same photon. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date Moved Up Says Rumor Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Launch Date Moved Up Says Rumor
- July 12, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 ) smartphone was launched in India previous year in Gold, Black and White colour variants. All to banality is simple: September 17, Apple will reveal its new iPhone 8 that will take all the news feeds and will not leave a single chance of Note 8 for a PR, so Samsung need to release its new flagship as soon as possible. (more...)
Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica Trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
- July 12, 2017

Project MIDAS , a UK-based Antarctic research organisation, announced the news today. "The iceberg is one of the largest recorded and its future progress is hard to predict", said Adrian Luckman, professor at Swansea University and lead investigator of Project MIDAS, which has been monitoring the ice shelf for years. (more...)
Watch List: Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE)
- July 12, 2017

SL Green Realty Corporation has a 52 week low of $93.90 and a 52 week high of $120.63. the share has a valuation of $10.42 B, a price to earnings ratio of 46.29 along with a stock beta of 1.18. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.05, from 1.34 in 2016Q3. 39 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 105.46 million shares or 0.99% less from 106.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. (more...)
J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces at Budgam J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces at Budgam
- July 12, 2017

Almost 200 jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operations Group (SOG) and 2 Rashtriya Rifles are involed in the encounter with militants. However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants opened fire, which was retaliated, ensuing an encounter. (more...)
'Panic in the air' at Apple as new iPhone features face delays 'Panic in the air' at Apple as new iPhone features face delays
- July 12, 2017

Along with wireless charging , an OLED display are expected to be among the major new features of the upcoming iPhone . It's the tenth anniversary of the iPhone and as such the iPhone 8 looks set to be a very special model, packed full of more tech and features than usual. (more...)
SC to hear aadhar challenge on privacy issue from July 18 SC to hear aadhar challenge on privacy issue from July 18
- July 12, 2017

Senior Advocate Shyam Divan and Attorney General for India KK Venugopal mentioned the matter today before Chief Justice JS Khehar . It had added that the CJI will make a decision regarding setting up a Constitution bench . The apex court is hearing numerous petitions challenging the constitutionality of making Aadhaar, or Unique Identification Document, mandatory. Earlier, the court stated that no interim order could be passed on grounds of petitioner's "apprehension" that somebody ... (more...)
Logitech is acquiring gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M Logitech is acquiring gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M
- July 12, 2017

Once this deal is done, Logitech will be able to cover more of the broader gaming accessory market along with Astro. Astro will be part of Logitech G, the company's gaming division, once the purchase is complete. Just the two companies will now operate from a single operational platform. In the post, Desai mentions that Astro will focus primarily on making products for consoles, while Logitech G will continue to be focused on PC gaming products. (more...)
Earth's Next Major Extinction Event Has Already Started Earth's Next Major Extinction Event Has Already Started
- July 12, 2017

Professor Gerardo Ceballos , at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, who led the report, said, "The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language". The study said population sizes among terrestrial vertebrates were rapidly dwindling. "It is a prelude to the disappearance of many more species and the decline of natural systems that make civilization possible". (more...)
Google Pixel 2 case leak hints at rear-mounted fingerprint scanner Google Pixel 2 case leak hints at rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- July 12, 2017

Based on information from sources it deems "extremely reliable", Android Police has come up with a rendered image of Google's upcoming successor to the Google Pixel , known so far as the Pixel 2 . That said Google Assistant is actually useful and I use it multiple times a day, Bixby however.... not so much. It will be interesting to see if Google starts introducing significant differences between the two sizes of Pixel . (more...)
Sam Querrey reveals his game plan for facing Andy Murray Sam Querrey reveals his game plan for facing Andy Murray
- July 12, 2017

Paire is developing a history for shock as he was also booted out of the French team at the Rio Olympics for "flouting the rules". Paire, the world number 46, made him sweat, going up an early break and sending him scampering across the court with a flurry of deftly played drop shots and stinging backhands. (more...)

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