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Slovak PM at risk over journalist murder Slovak PM at risk over journalist murder
- March 02, 2018

Kuciak had in particular investigated the VadalĂ  family and its alleged ties with the worldwide crime syndicate of Calabrian origin, 'Ndrangheta. The killings, the first murder of a journalist in Slovakia , horrified and shocked the country. (more...)
Outrage at land expropriation proposal in South Africa Outrage at land expropriation proposal in South Africa
- March 02, 2018

Two decades after the end of apartheid, the ANC is under pressure to redress racial disparities in land ownership where whites own most of the land. The NFP (National Freedom Party) backed the motion, as did the United Democratic Movement (UDM), the African Independent Congress (AIC), Agang, and the African People's Convention (APC). (more...)
ASUS Introduces ZenFone Max (M1) With 4000mAh Battery - MWC 2018 ASUS Introduces ZenFone Max (M1) With 4000mAh Battery - MWC 2018
- March 02, 2018

The bunny ears - on either side the notch - in the case of the ZenFone 5Z and the ZenFone 5, for now, can show different sides of the pull-down notification menu. The phone gets a dual-camera setup on the back with its primary camera getting a 12MP sensor along with f/1.8 aperture. The Galaxy S9's main new feature is the re-imagined camera which now offers variable aperture. (more...)
Four million vehicles recalled over faulty airbags Four million vehicles recalled over faulty airbags
- March 02, 2018

The faulty products contain a defect that can cause inflators to explode and propel shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has supplied a final recommendation on the proposed compulsory recall for defective Takata airbags to Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Michael Sukkar MP. (more...)
What Is Vero? The Overnight Instagram-Killer, Explained for Non-Teenagers What Is Vero? The Overnight Instagram-Killer, Explained for Non-Teenagers
- March 01, 2018

Back in 2015, the photo-sharing app that bears a close resemblance to Instagram was launched by Lebanese billionaire Ayman Hariri, movie financier Motaz Nabulsi, and venture capitalist Scott Birnbaum. In a nutshell, Vero didn't expect this much traffic. Right now, the app isn't particularly stable (probably because everyone is trying to sign up). (more...)
Mercedes-Benz S-class launched at Rs 1.33 crores Mercedes-Benz S-class launched at Rs 1.33 crores
- March 01, 2018

The S-Class Facelift takes in new headlamps and tail lamps along with the new front and rear bumpers. There's a panoramic sunroof, new steering wheel, six high-quality air fragrances, ambient lighting in 64 colours, a 590-watt Burmester sound system, etc. (more...)
Amazon buys Ring in another move to get into your house Amazon buys Ring in another move to get into your house
- March 01, 2018

Ring makes WiFi-enabled doorbells equipped with cameras to detect when someone is at the door. That being said, Amazon has partnered with Ring in the past via Alexa Fund , a fund that invests in companies utilizing Alexa voice tech. Amazon appears to be making a significant investment in developing a high-tech smart home ecosystem centered on Alexa that not only serves basic functions, like turning on the TV, but can allow customers to order retail goods and groceries to be delivered ... (more...)
HMD is bringing the Nokia 8110 back
- March 01, 2018

However, after the event, a senior HMD Global executive did reveal when these phones will reach Indian shores. The banana phone's price might be its most a-peeling feature though, retailing for $97, and is available in black, like the one Neo answered , and yellow, which is way cooler. (more...)
Huawei P20 leak confirms iPhone X-style notch, dual rear cameras Huawei P20 leak confirms iPhone X-style notch, dual rear cameras
- March 01, 2018

Huawei is preparing to launch its annual spring flagship, its P-series line, on March 27 in Paris. Yu didn't reveal any exact timing details for the Huawei Watch 3 , but his comments about the Huawei Watch 2 continuing to sell well suggest the firm won't be revealing a new smartwatch alongside the Huawei P20 either. (more...)
Silent Gorsuch holds key in high court ruling on union fees Silent Gorsuch holds key in high court ruling on union fees
- March 01, 2018

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, joined union leaders and workers at a rally in Boston on Monday to support unions as the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case that could significantly diminish union power. The Janus case presents the identical issue as the Friedrichs case and, even though it involves a public employee from IL, there is no dispute that a ruling in Mark Januss favor would have the same binding effect in California as if Rebecca Friedrichs had prevailed in her ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ India launch set for March 6, company confirms Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ India launch set for March 6, company confirms
- March 01, 2018

This affirms that the foldable smartphones featuring OLED display are arriving in near future. Samsung isn't launching the 128GB storage version in India for now. Both devices have a reflective glass on the back and aluminum edge. The Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X are almost identical in screen size at 5.8 inches, both with Quad HD resolution . (more...)
Google makes Actions for its Assistant available to more developers Google makes Actions for its Assistant available to more developers
- March 01, 2018

In the next few months, we'll bring the Assistant to Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones, and we'll add more languages on more devices throughout the year. One of the new features rolling out to all developers is the ability to create a deep link to an Android app from Google Assistant Actions. Google showed off the feature by asking Assistant about a parking reservation with Spothero . (more...)
Asus introduces Zenfone 5 smartphones at MWC
- March 01, 2018

But if the features operate in the way that Asus is claiming, then the ZenFone 5 could carve a unique place for itself in the mid-range market, where now camera performance is still very hit-and-miss. On the software front, ZenFone 5 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with ZenUI 5 .0 layered on top. It has an improved Adreno 509 GPU for better graphical performance. (more...)
A 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus could fix Apple's iPad headache A 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus could fix Apple's iPad headache
- March 01, 2018

The body of "D33" would still be the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus , but thanks to its edge-to-edge screen, will be the largest iPhone yet. Bloomberg reports that it's the largest iPhone ever which Apple is now working on to give a stiff competition to the likes of what Samsung loyalists have seen with the Galaxy Note 8. (more...)
Witcher 2, Crackdown, and more get Xbox One X upgrades
- March 01, 2018

That brings the tally up to 11 Xbox 360 games that are Xbox One X enhanced. However, this is exclusive to the Xbox One X, and can not be used on the original model nor on the Xbox One S. Several more 360 games have now received Xbox One X enhancements, and Microsoft has introduced an optional feature to let you disable that visual boost. (more...)
Apple to open health clinics for employees Apple to open health clinics for employees
- March 01, 2018

Some 20% of employers offer an on-site health clinic, according to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey. The website also tries to market its services with the following statement: "The centers offer a unique concierge-like healthcare experience". (more...)
YouTube Live gets location tags, automatic captioning, and more YouTube Live gets location tags, automatic captioning, and more
- March 01, 2018

YouTube is also extending its Super Chat feature, which allows a live-stream viewer to pay to make sure their message is highlighted for the broadcaster. This could actually prove useful for creators , given that YouTubers are unlikely to be able to follow the conversation while they're filming themselves. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive contains hidden message about Kojima Metal Gear Survive contains hidden message about Kojima
- March 01, 2018

Hence the phrase could be a nod to the past efforts of Kojima and his team. The launch of Metal Gear Survive wasn't all bad news , though. The publisher also removed Kojima's directing credit from official Metal Gear Solid V artwork and cancelled Silent Hills , a highly anticipated sequel he was working on with Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus. (more...)
Apple To Move iCloud Keys To China Apple To Move iCloud Keys To China
- March 01, 2018

The move was required by recent Chinese legislation which mandates that cloud services available to Chinese citizens are run by Chinese companies operating locally, Apple said, according to Reuters . "Even very early in a criminal investigation, police have broad powers to collect evidence", said Jeremy Daum, an attorney and research fellow at Yale Law School's Paul Tsai China Center in Beijing. (more...)
Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor Vivo shows off APEX concept with retractable cam, half-screen fingerprint sensor
- February 26, 2018

The design builds on the success of industry's first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD . At the ongoing MWC 2018, the company has announced a new concept smartphone with an impressive screen to body ratio. (more...)

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