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Google Is Overhauling Google News With AI Curation and Built In Subscriptions Google Is Overhauling Google News With AI Curation and Built In Subscriptions
- May 09, 2018

Firstly, Google News will be able to know what information is interesting to you automatically. Finally, the "Newstand" tab brings in content now available through Google Play Newsstand . There were labels Google News was already using in the older version of the site, but are now much more prominent as they appear as section titles. Not too long after, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the wraps off of a Google News redesign. (more...)
[Specs Revealed] Galaxy S8 Lite Listed On TENAA And FCC [Specs Revealed] Galaxy S8 Lite Listed On TENAA And FCC
- May 08, 2018

The device is expected to go official later this year as Samsung's latest offering in the mid-range segment. Samsung has also lowered the factory price of the Galaxy S9 Plus in Korea. Notably, Samsung's flagship smartphones such as Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 series feature the Infinity Display and now, with the upcoming devices, the display feature would be introduced at lower price points in the Indian market. (more...)
Twitter are introducing encrypted secret DMs Twitter are introducing encrypted secret DMs
- May 08, 2018

With end-to-end encrypted messages, only the sender and recipient have the special key needed to unlock and read them. No one can intercept the communications. But the name "Secret Conversation" has us anxious that Twitter's implementation will follow a similar route to Facebook , which has offered an encrypted option in Messenger for a while now. (more...)
Astronomers spot the first cloud-free exoplanet Astronomers spot the first cloud-free exoplanet
- May 08, 2018

This technique is known as the transit method and involves detecting the dimming of a host star by an exoplanet passing in front of it. NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the presence of thousands of exoplanets using this method, but by looking at what kind of light that makes its way through, scientists can also draw conclusions about a planet's atmosphere. (more...)
Apple mimics Huawei: Plans to launch triple-lens camera iPhone next year Apple mimics Huawei: Plans to launch triple-lens camera iPhone next year
- May 08, 2018

Such a move is clearly not one to be ignored by the competition, and apparently even Apple was taking notes. The Taipei Times on Monday quoted an analyst predicting betters sales for smartphones thanks to a demand of OLED iPhones and the "emerging adoption" of triple-lens cameras by some handset makers. (more...)
New study reveals what the sun's dramatic death will be like New study reveals what the sun's dramatic death will be like
- May 08, 2018

The Sun will shed a large chunk of its mass to turn into a planetary nebula, a enormous globe of luminous gas, as it nears the end of its life cycle. Due to the hot core, the ejected ring shines brightly for nearly ten thousand years, making the planetary nebula visible. This is what makes the planetary nebula visible. (more...)
PUBG's 4×4 map PUBG's 4×4 map "Codename: Savage" officially renamed "Sanhok"
- May 08, 2018

The 4x4km island map is coming back to test servers, and the name is inspired by two words: the Thai word for "fun", and the Filipino word for "chicken". We're about to open a new round of testing on Sanhok , and this time everyone who owns a copy of PUBG will be able to play-we're turning the Closed Experimental Server into the "Experimental Server". (more...)
Elon Musk Elon Musk "super serious" about starting candy company
- May 08, 2018

But he still believes the concept is crucially important, and that some companies' moats are more impenetrable now than they've ever been. A Berkshire Hathaway investor asked Buffett about Musk's point of view and Buffett's response nearly seemed a like dare. (more...)
Quake Champions latest trailer showcases its new Gore system Quake Champions latest trailer showcases its new Gore system
- May 08, 2018

As you can imagine, the bots will have different levels of difficulty so that you can put them on a level that you can practice. Even some classic gamers have noted how hard it is to get a frag in without spending hours on end practicing first. (more...)
Cloud Saves, Classic Games Selection And More Cloud Saves, Classic Games Selection And More
- May 08, 2018

NSO, as its name would imply, is only for Switch services, and thus is not needed for Wii U and 3DS services. Which games require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to access online play? The ten announced titles include Soccer , Tennis , Balloon Fight , The Legend of Zelda , Ice Climbers , Mario Bros ., Donkey Kong , Dr. (more...)
Microsoft Build 2018, Day 2: Livestream, start time, what to expect Microsoft Build 2018, Day 2: Livestream, start time, what to expect
- May 08, 2018

Just nine days after the first public demonstration of Project Natal in 2009, Microsoft published a presentation called Video Games and Artificial Intelligence , which dives into the myriad ways video games can be used as AI testbeds. As video games feed the company's AI and AR applications, serving as testing grounds for new technologies, advances in AI feed the game-development process, allowing creators to build smarter, larger, more personalized and more attractive titles. (more...)
Amazon Echo Devices and More Heavily Discounted for Mother's Day Amazon Echo Devices and More Heavily Discounted for Mother's Day
- May 08, 2018

Just like their other promos, we don't know until when this will last so you should probably make up your mind soon. That includes the Echo Dot , Echo (2nd Gen .), and Echo Plus . Amazon has reduced the price of its Echo smart speakers ahead of Mother's Day this Sunday (mark your calendars!). Lastly for the tablets there's the Fire HD 10 , which you can grab for just $90 when you use the code axpfiretab10 at checkout. (more...)
Nintendo Hiring Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series Nintendo Hiring Level Designer for The Legend of Zelda Game Series
- May 08, 2018

Level designers will also work on plans, specifications, and adjustments as well as implementation of enemies. Now it seems Nintendo doesn't want to wait an entire console generation for a new Zelda game - at least if this job posting is anything to go on. (more...)
2300 potential criminals misidentified by Police face recognition 2300 potential criminals misidentified by Police face recognition
- May 08, 2018

It was also quick to defend the overall track record, noting that there had been 2,000 positive IDs in nine months with 450 arrests and no people mistakenly taken into custody. "The technology has also helped identify vulnerable people in times of crisis", a spokesperson said. The chief constable, Matt Jukes, said the technology was used where there were likely to be large gatherings, because they were "potential terrorist targets". (more...)
Hidden code in Instagram's Android app revealed a big new music feature Hidden code in Instagram's Android app revealed a big new music feature
- May 08, 2018

According to a report from TechCrunch , code found within the Android app suggests that users will soon be able to add music to their Instagram Stories . This is within the realm of possibility given that Instagram's parent company Facebook recently signed deals with major record labels which provide its users with access to their music royalty-free. (more...)
Amazon Alexa And Microsoft Cortana Become Friends Amazon Alexa And Microsoft Cortana Become Friends
- May 08, 2018

Or you could ask Cortana to open Alexa , and use Alexa on devices such as your PC. On stage today, Microsoft and Amazon employees demonstrated how Cortana and Alexa can be used together. At the end of the demo Taylor Alexa what she thinks about Cortana . The voice changed to Alexa and Taylor ordered an Uber to get to the restaurant. (more...)
Trump Team Hired Israeli Firm to Dig Up Dirt on Obama Officials Trump Team Hired Israeli Firm to Dig Up Dirt on Obama Officials
- May 08, 2018

Black Cube was kept from the movie producer Weinstein's attorney David Boies in 20-16 within an endeavor to avoid publication of stories about Weinstein abusing many women, the newest Yorker 1st reported last collapse . The female spy who befriended the actress Rose McGowan claimed to be Diana Filip, a Reuben Capital Partners employee looking for ways to empower women. (more...)
Windows 10 "Your Phone" and Timeline on iOS/Android blurs lines
- May 07, 2018

Joe Belfiore's Microsoft 365 keynote isn't until tomorrow, but Microsoft has spilled the beans on some of the news that he'll be sharing. Like Apple and Google , Microsoft also envisioned an ability to pause and resume applications and services across multiple devices. (more...)
NASA's Wall-E and Eva Call Home from Space NASA's Wall-E and Eva Call Home from Space
- May 07, 2018

A Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft for NASA's Mars mission lifted off Saturday aboard United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. MarCO, for Mars Cube One, will provide an experimental communications relay to inform Earth quickly about the landing. All this CubeSat technology is now being tested for the first time, NASA reports, noting that the true goal of the MarCO satellites is not necessarily to relay the progress of the InSight Mars ... (more...)
Nokia 7 Plus to get dual VoLTE support shortly, confirms HMD Global Nokia 7 Plus to get dual VoLTE support shortly, confirms HMD Global
- May 07, 2018

HMD Global is working hard to make the Nokia smartphones the most selling smartphones. It turns out this could still be named simply the Nokia X , at least according to one of the largest non-government retailers in China. There is 16GB of internal storage that can be further expandable using a MicroSD card slot. The Nokia 5 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and offers all the basic connectivity options. (more...)
Space station's Robonaut headed home on SpaceX capsule Space station's Robonaut headed home on SpaceX capsule
- May 07, 2018

Perhaps one of the most important things that this capsule is bringing back home is NASA's Robonaut 2 robot, which was designed so that it can help astronauts on the space station with their daily chores. Targeting the same, the two companies are inching closer to crewed missions and will demonstrate their refined space capsules in an unmanned flight in August. (more...)
Fitbit Versa and Ionic pick up Quick Replies and female health tracking Fitbit Versa and Ionic pick up Quick Replies and female health tracking
- May 07, 2018

You can have your five default replies no matter what notification you receive, but Fitbit allows you to go an extra mile by customizing these five replies on a per-app basis. The Versa Special Edition is available in lavender with a rose gold aluminum case or charcoal with a graphite aluminum case - this edition also comes packaged with a black Classic accessory band. (more...)
How to watch Microsoft's Build keynotes this week How to watch Microsoft's Build keynotes this week
- May 07, 2018

Build 2018 will start on 7th and go till 9th May 2018. Sanfilippo expects developers will hear about new artificial intelligence capabilities Microsoft has incorporated into Azure - everything from image detection to language translation - that makes it easier for developers to build applications in the cloud. (more...)
Sensex gains almost 150 points as rupee strengthens Sensex gains almost 150 points as rupee strengthens
- May 07, 2018

At 2:42 PM, the BSE Sensex was trading at 35,187, up 273 points, while the Nifty50 index was trading at 10,709, up 91 points. In the index, 24 stocks closed in the green, while 7 in the red. Meanwhile, global oil prices reached their highest since November 2014, affected by a deepening economic crisis in Venezuela and uncertainty over the U.S. (more...)
Girl Discovers Rare Fossilized Creature In Tennessee Girl Discovers Rare Fossilized Creature In Tennessee
- May 07, 2018

The walk turned into one heck of a lucky break, as it produced a rare fossil of what was later identified as a trilobite, an extinct arthropod that bear a resemblance to horseshoe crabs. "I will show children who are my age they don't need to sit inside and play matches". "To find something like that, it could spark this youngster into a whole career", he said. (more...)
IPhone X rear camera issues can break Face ID IPhone X rear camera issues can break Face ID
- May 07, 2018

Love or hate the iPhone X notch that so many Android device manufacturers are ( allegedly not ) copying , the divisive screen cutout did make Face ID integration possible, which was probably the top selling point of Apple's most expensive handset yet . (more...)
This WhatsApp message can crash your phone This WhatsApp message can crash your phone
- May 07, 2018

A message is getting viral on the biggest social media App WhatsApp . Fear not; the bug itself is harmless, and reports state that there is nothing malicious embedded within the message. The most annoying part is that you don't even have to click on anything. Several users are facing issues with the functioning of their Whatsapp messenger after tapping on the message, usually forwarded by friends who want a quick laugh. (more...)
Trump's use of 'provocation' threatens North Korea peace talks Trump's use of 'provocation' threatens North Korea peace talks
- May 07, 2018

Mr Moon will also travel to Washington on May 22 to discuss plans for the highly anticipated US-North Korea summit. But Trump only added to the uncertainty Friday by repeating his previous vows to bring at least some USA troops home from South Korea because he considers the deployment a costly waste. (more...)
Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower will be visible this weekend Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower will be visible this weekend
- May 07, 2018

Unfortunately, it may be more hard than usual to see the meteor shower this year, partly because of some unavoidable light pollution from the Moon . The meteor shower runs for nearly a month - from April till the end of May - but watching it during the peak hours with maximum meteors hurtling through the sky is the real treat, something that happens this weekend. (more...)
Samsung Finally Fixes Call Quality Issues With the Galaxy S9 and S9 Samsung Finally Fixes Call Quality Issues With the Galaxy S9 and S9
- May 06, 2018

It's not clear if the Crown UX will be a major overhaul of the current Experience UX skin that Samsung uses on the Galaxy S9 . After launching Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus smartphones , Samsung could be launching the Galaxy J6 smartphone too. (more...)