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Bill Gates admits that ctrl-alt-del was a mistake Bill Gates admits that ctrl-alt-del was a mistake
- September 22, 2017

Co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates admitted that the operation to bring Task Manager should have been easier. Rubenstein pressed Gates further, asking whether he regretted doing it that way. "We're trying to document the incredible progress" made around the world "including on key things like poverty and different disease areas", Bill Gates said in a statement, as per AFP. (more...)
Ford using hologram goggles to design cars Ford using hologram goggles to design cars
- September 21, 2017

In one case, Ford said that it used to take weeks to ideal a grille design, but " Hololens allows designers and engineers to explore a variety of different iterations in a matter of hours". According to Ford, it's helped designers and engineers cut testing times for new designs from weeks and months to minutes and hours. With HoloLens, it can be done in "minutes, even seconds". (more...)
Facebook to release Russian Federation ads to Congress amid pressure Facebook to release Russian Federation ads to Congress amid pressure
- September 21, 2017

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it plans to share with US congressional investigators some 3,000 political ads that it says Russia-based operatives ran on Facebook in the months before and after last year's USA presidential election. In a major reversal, Facebook agreed today to share with Congress more than 3,000 ads linked to a Kremlin-linked group believed to attempted to influence the United States political election. (more...)
New NVIDIA Shield TV With Remote Launched New NVIDIA Shield TV With Remote Launched
- September 21, 2017

That means Nvidia is squarely targeting the streaming crowd here. Keep in mind that it also supports 4K HDR so it will deliver vibrant colors for those that want the best out of their streaming experience. While in direct competition with the Apple TV 4K, the Shield TV boasts Dolby Atmos surround sound, which Apple says will come to its device in a future update but now is missing from its feature list. (more...)
Beelzebufo: Giant Frog That Ate Dinosaurs Discovered In Madagascar Beelzebufo: Giant Frog That Ate Dinosaurs Discovered In Madagascar
- September 21, 2017

Using a scaling model, the researchers estimated that the larger horned frogs in South America with head widths of about 5 inches would have a bite force of about 500 Newtons, which they claim would feel similar to balancing 50 liters of water on your fingertip. (more...)
Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yet
- September 21, 2017

That didn't work. Siri also wasn't "talking back" to me, something that's supposed to be a new feature on the Series 3 Watch. Apart from connection issues, some reviewers were disappointed with the drain on the watch's battery while making calls. (more...)
FM to undertake high-level review of economy FM to undertake high-level review of economy
- September 21, 2017

The Prime Minister is expected to hold a high-level meeting in the next few days to review the status of the economy, after which the Government may come out with measures and stimulus to place the economy on track. "Proposal of capital adequacy of the banks is also on the table". On government's disinvestment plan, Jaitley said, "We never had any reservations about privatisation.In last few years, market was quite volatile at times, so the Govt has to wait for the right time for divestment". (more...)
Tim Cook on iPhone X: $999 is a 'value price'
- September 21, 2017

When Apple's software chief Craig Federighi came onstage to show how easy and fast it is to unlock the phone with a face, his first attempt was unsuccessful (the passcode screen popped up). Right after the iPhone X debut, Huawei has also tweeted a GIF image, showing an apple that gradually disappears, bite by bite. However, both phones have optical image stabilisation and a quad-LED flash. (more...)
Jio effect: BSNL announced Rs 429 plan Jio effect: BSNL announced Rs 429 plan
- September 21, 2017

The new offer comes a few days after launching Rs 429 pack (for prepaid users) that offers 90GB data for 90 days with a FUP of 1GB per day on PAN India basis (except Kerala circle), and free voice calling facility to all networks (local+STD). (more...)
Apple Watch's newest feature is a failure Apple Watch's newest feature is a failure
- September 21, 2017

But when a number of reviewers used the product they mad note of the Apple Watch's poor cellular-network connectivity and its habit of trying to connect to unauthorised Wi-Fi networks. So when the Apple Watch 3 was release this week, I was more than excited to strap it on. " All cellular equipped Series 3 watches, including all the stainless steel models, the ceramic Edition models, and the Herm├Ęs models, have this red dot". (more...)
Scientists Remove Gene in Human Embryos to See What It Does Scientists Remove Gene in Human Embryos to See What It Does
- September 21, 2017

After the egg is fertilised, it divides until at about 7 days it forms a ball of around 200 cells called the "blastocyst". The team spent over a year optimising their techniques using mouse embryos and human embryonic stem cells before starting work on human embryos . (more...)
Google acquires part of HTC to beef up its hardware division Google acquires part of HTC to beef up its hardware division
- September 21, 2017

The move formalizes a long-awaited tie-up that could further Google's ambitions in the mobile phone and virtual reality industries and may rescue HTC's flagging business. "These future fellow Googlers are incredible folks we've already been working with closely on the Pixel smartphone line, and we're excited to see what we can do together as one team", Rick Osterloh, Google's hardware boss, wrote in a blog post . (more...)
Apple's CEO Talks up AR and new iPhone's on 'Good Morning America' Apple's CEO Talks up AR and new iPhone's on 'Good Morning America'
- September 21, 2017

It means you still have a few months to save up if you are salivating for the handset. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone X is a bargain. "It's a value price , actually, for the technology that you're getting", said Cook, citing the iPhone X as a convergence of multiple gadgets. (more...)
Apps that will be deleted on iOS 11 Apps that will be deleted on iOS 11
- September 21, 2017

If you have a supported iOS device , you should be seeing the iOS 11 update option within the next few hours. While most users may not care or perhaps even notice these changes, they'll probably be hard to ignore for most seasoned iOS users. (more...)
Nintendo Switch's hidden Golf rumor explained by a sweet theory Nintendo Switch's hidden Golf rumor explained by a sweet theory
- September 20, 2017

Within Nintendo, Iwata was a figurehead who helped guide the company to many of its greatest successes, and he would have been an influence on Nintendo's Switch - which was known at the time of his departure as the NX. Iwata put a lot of emphasis on", Miyamoto said. If successful, you hear a voice clip from the man himself and unlock the game. With both arms down, hold each Joy-Con pointing downwards, and then raise your hands until the controllers are in front of your face, in a vertical ... (more...)
Reliance JioFi hotspot now available at a discounted price Reliance JioFi hotspot now available at a discounted price
- September 20, 2017

The customer who buys the JioFi devices online will benefits of only Rs 1005 if you don't have an old Dongle to exchange. While recently few of the retailers were assured that the JioPhone will be dispatched from 1 October onwards. Though the new plans still start at Rs 19, the data offered and validity of most plans has been increased. For a postpaid Jio SIM, the JioFi plans start at Rs 309. (more...)
Fortnite Battle Royale Is Free to Play Fortnite Battle Royale Is Free to Play
- September 20, 2017

The 100-player PVP mode in Fortnite will be completely free for everyone from 26th September. Be the last man standing by combining your skills in building and combat. "At some point in the future", the post says, "we will sell other things including cosmetics or compendium-like content". This mode isn't just a copy and paste version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds however, where Fortnite Battle Royale differs is the game's destructible environments to scavenge materials, and the ... (more...)
"Review bombers" will finally be shut up by Valve
- September 20, 2017

In the cases where the Review Score didn't return fully to its prior level, we believe the issue behind the review bomb genuinely did affect the happiness of future purchasers of the game, and ended up being accurately reflected in the regular ongoing reviews submitted by new purchasers. (more...)
Over 200 killed by powerful quake in Mexico Over 200 killed by powerful quake in Mexico
- September 20, 2017

Earlier this month, a powerful 8.1 quake hit southern Mexico , killing at least 98 people. Two others died in the central state of Puebla after a school collapsed, said Fernando Clemente, a civil protection official in the state, Reuters reported . (more...)
Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Holdings Cut by Quinn Opportunity Partners LLC Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Holdings Cut by Quinn Opportunity Partners LLC
- September 20, 2017

Following the transaction, the director now owns 189,791 shares in the company, valued at $11,753,756.63. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too late to buy Activision Blizzard, Inc . Goldman Sachs Inc owns 177,504 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Moreover, Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust Inc has 0.13% invested in Activision Blizzard, Inc . (more...)

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