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BJP, Congress spar over Rahul Gandhi's popularity on Twitter BJP, Congress spar over Rahul Gandhi's popularity on Twitter
- October 21, 2017

Both the Congress and Rahul Gandhi have repeatedly questioned Modi's "silence" on the issue. "The issue is not of who is retweeting it but the issues Rahul Gandhi has raised. Rahul's official Twitter handle " OfficeOfRG " added around one million followers in the last two months and his average number of retweets 2,784 as opposed to 2,506 for PM Modi's tweets. (more...)
Vodafone Outs Two New Plans of Rs. 181 and Rs Vodafone Outs Two New Plans of Rs. 181 and Rs
- October 21, 2017

Replacing these plans, Jio has come with a new plan of Rs 459 under which Jio 84GB of 4G data for 84 days along with unlimited voice calls and SMSes. Now when it comes to premium plans, the offering there has also been decreased. At this price, the company offered 84-day validity till now. A user will get 4.2 GB unlimited data for 28 days. (more...)
Apple slashes iPhone 8 production according to supply chain source Apple slashes iPhone 8 production according to supply chain source
- October 21, 2017

The various Apple Stores across the world reportedly saw a lot thinner crowd, far fewer than last year's iPhone 7 launch. With the NFC switching capabilities of iOS 11 Apple Pay Apple quietly activated Apple Pay Japan for older non-FeliCa NFC capable iPhones such as iPhone 6S. (more...)
Michelle Williams Reveals She Suffered From Depression While in Destiny's Child Michelle Williams Reveals She Suffered From Depression While in Destiny's Child
- October 21, 2017

And The Talk host Julie Chen noted how many people who have never experienced depression aren't able to fathom the toll it takes on a person. "I just thought it was growing pains". I'm not supposed to be feeling this way. Williams continued to explain the irony of suffering from depression while being a part of one of the top-selling female music groups of all time. (more...)
Jeep Compass misses out on Top Safety Pick + Rating Jeep Compass misses out on Top Safety Pick + Rating
- October 21, 2017

The new IIHS passenger crash test will be added to the crashworthiness evaluations for the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK + award. The new IIHS side small overlap crash test sends a vehicle into a barrier at 40 miles per hour with 25 percent of the vehicle's front end overlapping the barrier on the passenger side. (more...)
Apple is already being sued over one of the iPhone X's features Apple is already being sued over one of the iPhone X's features
- October 21, 2017

Phil Schiller, Apple's chief marketing officer, touted the animoji feature during the iPhone X launch event on September 12, calling it a "great experience" for communicating with family and friends. As such, emonster's USPTO counsel filed for a technical correction to clarify correct ownership, but that attempt was rebuffed as the cancellation proceeding was already underway. (more...)
Audi A7 Sportback arrives sporting Hybrid tech - and it looks NEW too Audi A7 Sportback arrives sporting Hybrid tech - and it looks NEW too
- October 21, 2017

The wheels will be available in up to 21 inch sizes. The luggage compartment lid finishes with an integrated active spoiler that comes out of hiding at speeds of over 120 km/h (74 mph). Another novelty for the A7 is the all-wheel steering setup (offered as optional feature) and four suspension setups available for customers: steel spring suspension, sports suspension that can be lowered by 10 mm (0.4 in), an electronically-controlled damping setup and the self-leveling air suspension. (more...)
Mac Mini Is In Apple's Future Plans, Confirms Tim Cook Mac Mini Is In Apple's Future Plans, Confirms Tim Cook
- October 20, 2017

With a $499 starting price, the Mac mini is still by far the cheapest way to run macOS compared to buying an iMac or a MacBook if you already have your own mouse, keyboard, and display. Below is a screenshot of his email and Cook's reply. Of course saying that Apple plans to keep the Mac mini in the lineup could just mean that nothing is changing: no new Mac mini but it won't be discontinued either. (more...)
Man dressed as Pikachu jumps White House barrier Man dressed as Pikachu jumps White House barrier
- October 20, 2017

Dressed as the Pokemon character, Combs forged ahead anyway, ignoring verbal commands to stop and making it to a restricted area before being apprehended, according to court documents . Obviously, this Pikachu was a dude in a costume and not the actual little yellow guy. By coincidence, President Donald Trump was actually nearby in the Eisenhower Executive Office giving interviews at the time of the altercation. (more...)
Nokia finishes its 2017 lineup with the stunning Nokia 7
- October 20, 2017

Nokia 7 sports a similar design as the Nokia 6 from the front. It will be available in two variants - one with 4GB of RAM for CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs 24,500) and one with 6GB of RAM for CNY 2,699 (approximately Rs 26,500). On the front lies a secondary, 5-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0. Nokia 7 is powered by a 3000mAh battery which supports fast charging through the adapter provided. (more...)
Facebook Testing News Subscriptions, But Not on iOS Facebook Testing News Subscriptions, But Not on iOS
- October 20, 2017

Facebook is finally testing a paywall in its Instant Articles feature - beginning with Android and not iOS devices - in partnership with a small group of publishers across the USA and Europe. "Many publishers identified subscriptions as a top priority, so we worked with a diverse group of partners to design, refine, and develop a test suited for a variety of premium news models", Facebook said in its announcement. (more...)
Nivea's Latest Ad Encourages Black Women to Lighten Their Skin Nivea's Latest Ad Encourages Black Women to Lighten Their Skin
- October 20, 2017

Nivea, a personal care brand known for its skin- and body-care products , is now facing an onslaught of criticism for a skin-lightening product it launched in Africa, which, allegedly, specifically targets black women. This time, Nivea is back in the hot seat after apologizing for a " white is purity " ad earlier this year. The embarrassment from that incident seemed short lived as Nivea once again released a racially insensitive advertisement. (more...)
Consumer Reports might rate the Model 3 'average,' so Tesla claps back Consumer Reports might rate the Model 3 'average,' so Tesla claps back
- October 20, 2017

Consumer Reports predicts that the Tesla Model 3 will have an " average reliability " rating when the vehicle eventually begins to hit the consumer market and extend beyond the few hundred vehicles first delivered to employees and their families. (more...)
M&M's are California's most popular Halloween candy M&M's are California's most popular Halloween candy
- October 20, 2017

In total, we looked at 45 candies and accounted for their calories, fat, sugar, and protein content. Candies that were lower in sugar, fat, and calories while higher in protein ranked more positively than candies higher in sugar, fat, and calories and lower in protein. (more...)
Alicia Keys Returns for Season 14 of 'The Voice' Alicia Keys Returns for Season 14 of 'The Voice'
- October 20, 2017

Is Jennifer Hudson a Better Judge on The Voice Because of American Idol? . Keys last coached during season twelve. Are you excited for Alicia's return to The Voice? Since then, Keys has gone on to win 15 Grammy Awards and to sell more than 35 million albums and 30 million singles around the world. (more...)
Uranus will be visible with the naked eye tonight Uranus will be visible with the naked eye tonight
- October 20, 2017

The next time Uranus will be in opposition will be on October 23, 2018. Uranus as seen by the Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1986. Luckily, skies are expected to be clear tonight, so you should be able to see Uranus with the naked eye. (more...)
Sockbot Android malware discovered in eight popular apps on Google Play
- October 20, 2017

This is according to a blog post published Wednesday by researchers from Symantec. The malware was found to be primarily targeting users in the USA, but also had some presence in Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, and Germany, according to researchers at security software company Symantec . (more...)
There were shots of the test cars with the autopilot Apple
- October 20, 2017

On paper, this seems like a smart idea for the company; self-driving cars seem to fit perfectly with their standard business practice of creating intuitive tech with a gentle learning curve that prevents the user from needing extensive lessons before they can get the most out of a device. (more...)
Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release Polestar 1 unveiled | New Release
- October 19, 2017

Volvo and parent company Geely intend for Polestar and Volvo to collaborate and develop synergies that will benefit both. Now it makes the 362 BHP Polestar variants of the S60 and V60 as well as performance upgrades for existing Volvo cars. (more...)
Pokemon Go introduces new treats on Halloween Pokemon Go introduces new treats on Halloween
- October 19, 2017

EDT. A Witch Hat Pikachu will also be along for the ride, and trainers won't be left out of the headwear game as a Mimikyu Disguise hat will be made available to wear. It's like if Xzibit rolled into town and said, "Yo dawg, I heard you liked candy , so we put extra candy in your Pokemon GO so you can get candy while you get candy ". (more...)

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