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Pentagon stops selling Huawei, ZTE phones in its bases, cites security Pentagon stops selling Huawei, ZTE phones in its bases, cites security
- May 03, 2018

This affects shops on or near USA military bases around the world. Defense Department personnel can theoretically still buy Huawei or ZTE devices from other sellers. Soldiers can still continue to use phones from Huawei and ZTE if they already own them or purchase them elsewhere, but Eastburn notes that they "should be mindful of the security risks posed by the use". (more...)
Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Comcast (CMCSA) Share Price
- May 02, 2018

In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,210,111 shares of company stock worth $44,299,007. The shares recently went up by 2.13% or $0.67 and now trades at $32.06. It also reduced Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (NYSE:MIC) stake by 26,988 shares and now owns 1.01 million shares. Bp Public Ltd holds 0.57% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 400,000 shares. (more...)
Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher Twitter also sold data to Cambridge Analytica-linked researcher
- May 02, 2018

Turns out Facebook wasn't the only social media giant that may have been involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal . Reacting to the allegations, Kogan said, "No Twitter policy has been breached and Twitter data was used only to create "brand reports" and "survey extender tools". (more...)
Nokia close to a deal to sell its digital health venture Nokia close to a deal to sell its digital health venture
- May 02, 2018

Nokia is in talks to sell its health business less than a year after striking a lucrative deal with Apple . We create the technology to connect the world. Instead, the wearable company will be sold to the co-founder of Withings and return to being an independent brand. Of course, it's important to remember that this transaction has nothing to do with Nokia smartphones, which are now manufactured and sold under license by HMD Global. (more...)
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: 4 Changes That Spice Up This Cayenne Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid: 4 Changes That Spice Up This Cayenne
- May 02, 2018

Porsche claims the PHEV offers a driving distance of up to 441 km in hybrid mode, and will consume as little as 3.2 litres of fuel per 100 km following the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC). The E-Hybrid is powered by 3.0 litre, turbocharged V6, and an electric motor that teams up to make 455 horsepower. The transmission acquires the new Tiptronic S, newly developed for the entire Cayenne range with eight speeds. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A6, A6+ listed on official website Samsung Galaxy A6, A6+ listed on official website
- May 02, 2018

A larger 3,500mAH battery powers this model . As mentioned, Samsung wants to put the focus on the cameras , though the Galaxy A6 + really has the more interesting ones. Both the Galaxy A6 and the Galaxy A6 Plus will have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners, but they will reportedly support facial recognition as well. (more...)
Scott Pruitt's Embattled Security Chief Resigns Scott Pruitt's Embattled Security Chief Resigns
- May 02, 2018

Meanwhile, as Pruitt's head of security, Perrotta traveled with Pruitt on several trips as part of the administrator's round-the-clock security detail . "Kell Kelly's service at EPA will be sorely missed. I want to thank him for his service and wish him the very best in retirement", Pruitt said in a statement. (more...)
Facebook tries to lure more businesses to Messenger with AR, AI capabilities Facebook tries to lure more businesses to Messenger with AR, AI capabilities
- May 02, 2018

The revamp streamlines the social media giant's standalone messaging app by ditching a dedicated tab for games and camera and focusing on communication, including new features that translate messages in different languages and bring augmented reality to online shopping . (more...)
Snap Takes A Revenue Hit From Unpopular Redesign Snap Takes A Revenue Hit From Unpopular Redesign
- May 02, 2018

The company recently overhauled its app in the midst of intense competition from Facebook and that company's Instagram platform. The figure was up 15 per cent from a year earlier, compared to growth of 18 per cent in the previous quarter. (more...)
Airtel Launched Rs. 219 Recharge Pack to take on Jio Airtel Launched Rs. 219 Recharge Pack to take on Jio
- May 02, 2018

The company has launched the Vodafone Rs. 511 and Vodafone Rs. 569 prepaid plans which will be taking on its biggest rivals, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio . It comes with a validity of 84 days. In terms of data usage, Vodafone 569 prepaid plan offers 3GB data per day which is equal to total 252GB data. If we see prepaid plans of other telecom operators than it is interesting to see that there is no one that is offering 3GB data per day for 84 days. (more...)
Instagram will now let people share info from apps like Spotify Instagram will now let people share info from apps like Spotify
- May 02, 2018

Soon, you'll be able to call someone within your DMs and talk to them over a video call. Video calls can be minimized, too, so you can keep browsing Instagram or chatting with others while in the video call. 'From there you can edit and add to your story or send it via Direct. That let developers push stories about your in-app activity to Facebook's ticker and News Feed. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg to discuss data scandals at Facebook's F8 conference Mark Zuckerberg to discuss data scandals at Facebook's F8 conference
- May 01, 2018

The F8 2018 is going to be an important event not just for Facebook developers, but also for Facebook users. The feature is obviously a direct effect of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the request by many users to be able to remove their data with one simple click. (more...)
"Dark Souls: Remastered" Network Test Scheduled for PS4, Xbox One
- May 01, 2018

During the beta phase, you'll be testing out the Dark Souls Remastered multiplayer servers. The Client doesn't even appear in the PlayStation Store and for Xbox One , both Australia and Great Britain have listings that state it's coming soon. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Price in India Leaked Ahead of Official Launch OnePlus 6 Price in India Leaked Ahead of Official Launch
- May 01, 2018

In addition to a 256GB model, OnePlus 6 will also come with 8GB of RAM running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor under its hood. OnePlus 6 price details have been leaked before the launch of the device, which is scheduled for this month. (more...)
Oppo announces new sub-brand Realme in partnership with Amazon Oppo announces new sub-brand Realme in partnership with Amazon
- May 01, 2018

It will be called Realme1. Oppo is displaying a teaser of the new phone on Amazon India . The Realme 1 is being touted as a smartphone "crafted for the youth". Recently Oppo also launched its A3 smartphone in China. The Oppo A3 also features multiple colour options, including Black, Pink, Red, and Silver. (more...)
Fitbit to Use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to Track Health Data Fitbit to Use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to Track Health Data
- May 01, 2018

Down on Wall St, Fitbit ( NYSE: FIT ) stocks soared nearly 10 percent after the company announced the Alphabet ( NYSE: GOOG ) collaboration. Fitbit has already been working to make the information collected from its wearables more useful for people. (more...)
USA researchers to lead giant Antarctic glacier study USA researchers to lead giant Antarctic glacier study
- May 01, 2018

The University of East Anglia will be involved in a major project to assess how quickly a glacier is collapsing. Scientists from the US and United Kingdom are launching an expedition to find out. UEA researchers will lead one of eight large-scale projects, which will be codenamed TARSAN - Thwaites-Amundsen Regional Survey and Network - and will investigate how the ocean and atmosphere affect the glacier. (more...)
Apple Could Leave Out 3D Touch Feature For Some of Its iPhones
- May 01, 2018

The iPhone X's parts cost $115 more than the iPhone 8's, according to a November analysis. Also, a recent report noted that the iPhone X made much more money compared to the combined profit of all Android smartphones in the fourth quarter. (more...)
WhatsApp co-founder to exit Facebook WhatsApp co-founder to exit Facebook
- May 01, 2018

In a reply to Mr Koum's Facebook post , Mr Zuckerberg credited him with teaching him "about encryption and its ability to take power from centralised systems and put it back in people's hands". "The team is stronger than ever and it'll continue to do fantastic things", he wrote in a Facebook post . Koum and Acton, both former Yahoo employees, launched WhatsApp in 2009. (more...)
Apple's next to be $450 iPhone SE2? Apple's next to be $450 iPhone SE2?
- May 01, 2018

In February, Apple said that segment grew 18 percent to US$8.4 billion, missing analyst expectations of US$8.6 billion and down slightly from US$8.5 billion the quarter before. When the X launched a year ago, Apple paid handsomely for the new Face ID system, stainless steel casing and sharper, more efficient OLED screen technology. (more...)

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