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Native Google Chrome Ad Blocker Now Live for Canary and Dev Builds Native Google Chrome Ad Blocker Now Live for Canary and Dev Builds
- August 01, 2017

Now clearly Google is not going to block all ads since that means they would be reducing the reasons for companies to advertise on their platform. More details about the service have begun rolling out now. In another much appreciated move, this feature will be turned on by default so that even the users who may not know of its arrival will benefit from it. (more...)
Micromax Selfie 2 Smartphone Announced Micromax Selfie 2 Smartphone Announced
- August 01, 2017

The smartphone is priced in the country at Rs. 9,999 and will be made available in all major retail stores from August 1. The Micromax Selfie 2 is going to be a golden opportunity for all the selfies lovers the phone not only offers the best camera but the stylish body design , and many other things. (more...)
New LG Q6 Launches This Week New LG Q6 Launches This Week
- August 01, 2017

While ending all the speculations LG has revealed the price and release of the device, at least for South Korea, there are reports suggesting that the electronics giant will be launching the same in Europe sometime in August. It will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will come with a 3,000mAh battery. If you consider just the specs of the recently unveiled LG Q6 , there's no chance of that happening, as the 5.5-incher packs a modest Snapdragon 435 processor. (more...)
Blackberry KEYone Price In India Specifications Features Review Comparison Blackberry KEYone Price In India Specifications Features Review Comparison
- August 01, 2017

However, as per assumption, the BlackBerry KEYone will be priced under Rs 40,000. All the Blackberry phone lovers are waiting for the new model . The device also supports Adreno 506 GPU . The internal storage capacity can be further expandable up to to 2TB via microSd card slot. Speaking about the front camera , the smartphone has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a dual-LED flash light. (more...)
Lyft Adds Former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Board of Directors Lyft Adds Former Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett to Board of Directors
- August 01, 2017

Lyft said in a blog post that Jarrett will draw on her experience as Chicago's commissioner of planning and development and chair of the city's transit board. Several other members of Obama's team have waded into the emergent world of ride-hailing in recent years. In 2014, Obama's former campaign manager David Plouffe was hired by Uber to serve as senior vice president of policy and strategy. (more...)
Android will finally tell you the battery level of Bluetooth devices
- August 01, 2017

According to a report from XDA-Developers, Google is finally including support to get battery information from a Bluetooth device in an API that would be part of a future version of Android , perhaps Android 8.1. So while it might not be a completely brand new feature on Android, it would still be good for the Android platform as a whole to support the feature in the stock build. (more...)
Persona 5 is the Latest Video Game to get an Animated Adaptation Persona 5 is the Latest Video Game to get an Animated Adaptation
- August 01, 2017

Developer Atlus has announced that its critically-acclaimed role-playing game sequel Persona 5 is being adapted into an anime series. Fittingly enough, the show's title is " Persona 5 the Animation" and A-1 Pictures will have a hand in its development. (more...)
Mercedes says bye-bye to B-class Electric Drive Mercedes says bye-bye to B-class Electric Drive
- August 01, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has revealed Australian details for the final variant to join its E-Class range confirming the price and specifications of the E-Class Cabriolet. Parent company Daimler AG has said it is investing more than $11 billion to bring more than 10 new electric cars to market by 2022. Styling for the new E-Class cabriolet follows the cues established by both the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class convertibles, complementing the most up-to-date Mercedes drop-top range in years. (more...)
The Twitter Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:TWTR) The Twitter Sees Unusually High Options Volume (NYSE:TWTR)
- August 01, 2017

Sei Invests owns 0.01% invested in Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) for 149,069 shares. Nwam LLC raised its position in Twitter by 0.4% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Ltd reports that it sold 625,503 shares during the last quarter decreasing its stake in Facebook , Inc. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 17.30%. (more...)
This limited-edition Destiny 2 controller sure is tacky This limited-edition Destiny 2 controller sure is tacky
- August 01, 2017

But a Destiny 2 logo on the touchpad? Sony announced the controller for the European Union region, and though it didn't say whether it'll be made available elsewhere at some point, it did note that those in the United Kingdom won't be able to buy it (within the UK, that is). (more...)
Mubarakan crosses Rs. 20 crore mark at BO Mubarakan crosses Rs. 20 crore mark at BO
- August 01, 2017

Nowadays, among the many shades of comedy, Mubarakan comes out as a clean and untainted comedy drama with no double meaning jokes, keeping the film suitable for all audiences. The family entertainer revolves around a big fat Indian wedding mixed with a confusion of twins separated at birth to be cousins. Under the banner of Cine1 Studios and Mark Production, and Sony Pictures Networks, the distributors, the film is produced by Ashwin Varde, Murad Khetani, and Suvidesh Shingade. (more...)
First weekend: 'Mubarakan' and 'Indu Sarkar' show growth at the box office First weekend: 'Mubarakan' and 'Indu Sarkar' show growth at the box office
- August 01, 2017

Well, the amount that the movie collected on Sunday should have been the first day collection. Last Friday, two films from absolutely different genres - Mubarakan and Indu Sarkar locked horns at the box office. Even Arjun Kapoor's "Half Girlfriend" that was bashed by critics had a better weekend than " Mubarakan ". Madhur's film starring Kirti Kuhari and others have been in news for its subject of the emergency era. (more...)
AMD adds another Threadripper to its high-end Ryzen line-up
- August 01, 2017

But precise details about these have yet to be formally released. The big one is Vega pricing, though we only have U.S. numbers at this stage. Nearly all of the CPUs launch on August 10 with one exception, which debuts on August 31. We've already seen that Zen's sweet spot for clocks versus power consumption is closer to 3GHz than 4GHz. It also has a 4MB level 2 cache and 16MB level 3 cache - again, like the top-of-the-range Ryzen 7 . (more...)
ASUS To Launch The ZenFone 4 Smartphone On August 19 ASUS To Launch The ZenFone 4 Smartphone On August 19
- August 01, 2017

They are all set to start off with their next big launch , that of the ASUS ZenFone 4 . The phones will be unveiled in the coming August month, hopefully on August 17th . The phone would also feature a dual rear camera setup. The display looks to be a Quad HD 5.7in AMOLED display, and onboard storage will be 64GB. The camera would offer a 2X Zoom. (more...)
BMW teases possible Z4 concept with shadowy render BMW teases possible Z4 concept with shadowy render
- July 31, 2017

A silhouette of a two-seater sports auto was posted on BMW's official Twitter account on Friday. The super-long bonnet extends into a steeply raked windscreen and an nearly targa-like roof shape. That it shares its technology with the next-generation Toyota Supra in a strategic partnership between both brands. The main difference between the two apart from cosmetic styling is that the Supra will strictly be a hardtop while the Z4 will have a convertible soft top. (more...)
Samsung develops new 6CA LTE modem for faster data transfer Samsung develops new 6CA LTE modem for faster data transfer
- July 31, 2017

As a result, with the right network and in the right conditions, it could theoretically offer 1.0 gigabit downlink speeds. In addition to the improved speeds, the modem also supports 4×4 MIMO and higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV version 1.13 update now available Final Fantasy XV version 1.13 update now available
- July 31, 2017

This month's update , aptly titled the July update, adds a few new things into the game for players to enjoy, with the biggest of them being the Magitek Exosuits . The Cross Chain system is available once players acquire the two Royal Arms: the Sword of the Wise and Axe of the Conqueror. Chocobo fans will rejoice at the return of the Moogle Chocobo Carnival , hosting more races and quaint sideshow games so your party can take some time out from all the hard drivin' and hard killin'. (more...)
Ark: Survival Evolved full release pushed back, Ragnorak DLC also delayed Ark: Survival Evolved full release pushed back, Ragnorak DLC also delayed
- July 31, 2017

As a reminder, the title is for the time being only in early access, and that too for a long time. The title's original August 8 release date has been pushed back to August 29. It sucks, it wasn't what we had wanted nor planned but it's where we now stand. In their "Community Crunch" developer Studio Wildcard reveal the full release of ARK: Survival Evolved is delayed until August 29th. (more...)
HTC U11 could soon be upgraded to Bluetooth 5.0 via software update HTC U11 could soon be upgraded to Bluetooth 5.0 via software update
- July 31, 2017

According to a recent FCC filing, HTC is looking to "enable Bluetooth 5.0 by software without any hardware change" on the U11. Actually, the reality is far less magical. It's certainly not that common to hear OEMs rolling out a software update to upgrade Bluetooth capabilities. From its mirror finish and solid build quality to its great audio and software experience, there is plenty to like about the HTC U11. (more...)
Xbox One X Could Be Getting Bundles With Certain TV's Xbox One X Could Be Getting Bundles With Certain TV's
- July 31, 2017

The cooperative first-person online action-game is being launched on the base console August 29th, giving the developers plenty of time to get a patch ready for November. He also revealed that the new Xbox One X will be using Ultra textures and feature increased resolution for things like shadow maps and shadow draw distance. (more...)
Tesla's Model 3 enters 'production hell' Tesla's Model 3 enters 'production hell'
- July 31, 2017

Other electric vehicle options do not even come close to the Model 3's performance and value. The price tag is Model 3 Long Range was also announced. He still doesn't know when he'll get a vehicle or exactly what it will look like, but he's already installed charging equipment in his garage. Range anxiety shouldn't be a huge issue either, with maximum range quoted as 220 miles or around 354 kilometres, enough to see you through the week. (more...)
Samus Returns features locked behind amiibo — Several Metroid Samus Returns features locked behind amiibo — Several Metroid
- July 31, 2017

You might need to look into that. So much so that most people suspected poor wording on Nintendo's part, and that the amiibo would only be required to unlock features early , with everyone else able to access them upon completing the game. (more...)
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says, 'pay women well' Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says, 'pay women well'
- July 31, 2017

She has often spoken about fairer pay, stronger policies for women at work, and even the importance of girls to be leaders as early as possible in their lives. The call for ditching the WhatsApp encryption emerged after five people were killed in an attack on March 22 when Khalid Masood ploughed his auto into the crowd on the bridge and tried to storm the Parliament. (more...)
Windows 10's Subsystem for Linux exits beta ready for Fall Creators Update Windows 10's Subsystem for Linux exits beta ready for Fall Creators Update
- July 31, 2017

Microsoft's Windows kernel team created WSL to enable native Linux ELF64 binaries to run on Windows. Since then, the Windows Subsystem for Linux has been hidden away as a beta available only to those specifically choosing to install pre-release software and enabling the developer-specific settings in Windows 10. (more...)
Apple Backs LG After Trouble From Samsung Over iPhone 8 OLED Screen Apple Backs LG After Trouble From Samsung Over iPhone 8 OLED Screen
- July 31, 2017

Apple , in its turn, gets to diversify supply, and ensure a steady stream of OLED panels that apparently are a big part of its vision for the future of iPhones. According to the report , LG would supply 45,000 OLED panels per month to Apple for iPhones in 2019. It is believed that Apple will switch to OLED displays for all of its iPhone releases in 2019. (more...)
Jeep Compass launched in India at Rs 14.95 lakh Jeep Compass launched in India at Rs 14.95 lakh
- July 31, 2017

Shattering all speculations, Jeep India has today launched the much anticipated Compass SUV in the Indian auto market at a highly competitive starting price of INR 14.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Jeep Compass will be available in a choice of two engine options along with seven variants which are Sport, Longitude, Longitude (O), Limited, Limited (O), Limited 4X4 and Limited 4X4 (O). (more...)
Dota 2 Makes Changes To Welcome New Players Dota 2 Makes Changes To Welcome New Players
- July 31, 2017

It is especially important for a new player to have a good social experience while they are first trying to learn the game. Dota 2 now features 113 playable heroes, each with their own unique playstyle and skill set. Valve hopes that these changes will remove any barriers a curious player may face when starting out in Dota . It's no secret that " Dota 2 " has a very complicated gameplay that requires a tremendous amount of time and effort to understand the core mechanics. (more...)
How Hackers Breached US Voting Machines? How Hackers Breached US Voting Machines?
- July 31, 2017

In less than 90 minutes, one of the hackers was able to breach the software of the machines. The event exposed glaring deficiencies in the security of USA voting infrastructure. The US was one of the first countries to adopt electronic voting despite security experts remaining cautious. In general, the decentralised nature of the voting system means it would be hard to tamper with it on a significant scale, Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey argued before the 2016 ... (more...)
Nokia 8 Copper Gold variant new images leaked Nokia 8 Copper Gold variant new images leaked
- July 31, 2017

HMD has already sent invites to media for the August 16 event in London where it is expected to unveil Nokia 8 and 3G Nokia 3310. Nokia 3 now runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. There is a 2GB of RAM in Nokia 3. and for storage, the phone comes with an internal storage of 16GB. The phone gets its power from a 2630mAh battery. (more...)
Apple HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8's facial recognition feature, bezel-less design Apple HomePod firmware reveals iPhone 8's facial recognition feature, bezel-less design
- July 31, 2017

The latter seems a more likely course of action, despite some rumours claiming Apple would ditch Touch ID altogether due to problems placing it behind the iPhone 8's screen. Replacing the fingerprint scanner also is going to change how people use their iPhone - you'll be required to pick up your phone and point it at your face everytime you want to unlock it (unless you just use your pin to unlock) which is arguably much worse than the fingerprint scanner. (more...)