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Sources said that Uber along with Waymo used to have a more autonomous vehicle in California, for instance, both have over 100 self-driving cars in the state before moving part of its fleet to Arizona where additional testing is now taking place.
  • Acquisition of Telenor is complete, says Airtel

    Acquisition of Telenor is complete, says Airtel

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    The apex court had dismissed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) plea against Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal's (TDSAT) April 12 interim order that directed DoT to clear Airtel's buy out of the India arm of Norway's Telenor, without requiring the Indian telco to furnish the bank guarantee.
  • Signs of Europa space geyser seen in decades-old NASA data

    Signs of Europa space geyser seen in decades-old NASA data

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    But in 2008 NASA's Cassini spacecraft swing by the Saturnian moon of Enceladus and intentionally flew through one of the plumes of matter than the body periodically emits to examine what it contained. For example, in the 2014 and 2016 candidate detections, the possible plumes blocked some ultraviolet light emitted by Jupiter. Scanning the Canadian lakes for signs of basic microbial life could help scientists in the upcoming Clipper mission which will look for alien life on Europa.
  • Microsoft's new Xbox controller designed for accessibility leaks ahead of reveal

    Microsoft's new Xbox controller designed for accessibility leaks ahead of reveal

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    Microsoft stopped reporting exact Xbox One sales figures a couple of years ago, so EA's sales estimate was particularly interesting. On Xbox One, you can choose a Gamertag from your list of Xbox Live friends. First, go to the store page for the game that you're interested in. For Xbox owners, they'll receive a system notification with a message that has a clickable redemption button.
  • Tim Cook at Duke University commencement: think different

    Tim Cook at Duke University commencement: think different

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    Unsurprisingly, Cook also took the opportunity to take a swipe at the common data collection practices in the industry. Facebook came under fire earlier this year after it disclosed that it had harvested personal data of up to 87 million users through a political data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica.
  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 Is Set To Launch In India On 7th June

    Xiaomi Redmi S2 Is Set To Launch In India On 7th June

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    On the front, it has a 16MP selfie shooter equipped with AI portrait and AI beauty mode to give you handsome selfies. Xiaomi's continued focus on offline expansion has improved the brand's visibility in India while a series of new launches such as the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5A added to their market share in the March quarter, claims the IDC report.
  • Superhot JP is a Japanese-based off-shoot, developed in Japan

    Superhot JP is a Japanese-based off-shoot, developed in Japan

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    Superhot JP will feature an all-new storyline as well as a range of Japanese settings including "hot springs, samurai castles. karaoke bars and bullet trains". The game is now set to release for PlayStation 4 and PC in Japan first, then worldwide. It's stated that a Japanese release is taking full priority, but other countries worldwide will be considered as time goes on.
  • Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' - lawsuit

    Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' - lawsuit

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    The class action was filed in the Northern District Court of California and sites complaints of a finicky keyboard that failed for some users after only one month of use. He took the laptop to the Genius Bar in April where he was told the keyboard could be fixed under the one year warranty. However as by that time, his laptop was already out of warranty and he was told that a fix would cost him a whopping $700 for an unresponsive space bar and caps lock key.
  • NASA plans to send a helicopter to Mars

    NASA plans to send a helicopter to Mars

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    The atmosphere of Mars is 100 times thinner than that of Earth and flying an autonomous chopper in that kind of air could prove extremely hard. "If we were to fly the helicopter as a tech demonstration on something like Mars 2020 , we would envision a very small number of flights to prove the aerodynamic and handling characteristics, and the concept of operations, and that would be the end of the demonstration", Watzin said.
  • PGP and S/MIME decryptors can leak plaintext from emails, says infosec Professor

    PGP and S/MIME decryptors can leak plaintext from emails, says infosec Professor

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    Sebastian Schinzel , lead of the IT security lab at the Münster University of Applied Sciences , said the paper would be published ahead of a scheduled date later this week after the embargo was broken. As a more extreme measure, you could remove the PGP keys from the mail client entirely, preventing the app from any decrypting encoded strings. "In fact OpenPGP is immune if used correctly while S/MIME has no deployed mitigation", the expert said.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unlikely to feature in-display fingerprint sensor

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    Now, specifications of a couple of rumored Android phones have surfaced online hinting that the launch is just around the corner. Now, though, it appears Samsung is sticking to the same design for at least another year. The back of the telephone has a 16-megapixel camera, and inside, there's a Snapdragon 660 chip rather than the Galaxy S8's Snapdragon 835 chip, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.
  • NES Classic Will Be Back in Stock This June

    NES Classic Will Be Back in Stock This June

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    Many Nintendo fans are not quite over the NES Classic debacle of 2016. The launch of the NES Classic in North America was nothing short of a clusterfuck. The demand for these dedicated retro mini consoles is huge. It is hence not surprising why there is no Virtual Console download store for the Switch.
  • Mercedes-AMG reveals 2019 GT S Roadster

    Mercedes-AMG reveals 2019 GT S Roadster

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    A sprint from standstill to 100km/h is absolved in 3.8 seconds and the GT S Roadster can accelerate all the way up to 308km/h. "The new model represents the ideal alternative for the performance-oriented AMG GT Roadster customer". No pricing information has been released for the 2019 AMG GT S Roadster, but the other two roadster variants start at roughly $12,000 more than their coupe counterparts, so our best guess is a price of around $145,000 when all is said and done.
  • 'Lost' asteroid to pass closely May 15

    'Lost' asteroid to pass closely May 15

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    Experts say that an asteroid longer than a football field will soon be uncomfortably close to our Earth . Asteroid 2010 WC9 is an Apollo type space rock. The Planet 2010 WC9 will certainly not be intense adequate to be noticeable to the human eye as it flies past Earth, however it will certainly be gotten by amateur telescopes that are directed at the best instructions at the correct time.
  • Apple knew its computers were

    Apple knew its computers were "defective", sold them anyway, suit alleges

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    District Court against Apple. The suit goes on to cite numerous complaints from users who posted about issues with the butterfly switches online, including those on Apple's own Community Support forums. The company even stated that it is 'four times more stable'. However, Apple seems to be aware of the issue and seems to have acknowledged the problem.
  • SpaceX launches newly updated Falcon 9 rocket

    SpaceX launches newly updated Falcon 9 rocket

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    Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability. He has said that his goal is to launch the same booster twice within 24 hours. SpaceX is one of two private companies hired by NASA to ferry astronaut crews to the space station.
  • Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

    Stephen Hawking service: Possibility of time travellers 'can't be excluded'

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    During the ceremony, the ashes of one of the world's best-known theoretical physicists, who died in March aged 76, will be buried between the graves of fellow scientists Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. "We can not exclude the possibility of time travel as it has not been disproven to our satisfaction". The invitation read: "You are cordially invited to a reception for time travellers to be hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking.
  • Bloodstained 8-Bit Spin-Off Curse Of The Moon Out This Month

    Bloodstained 8-Bit Spin-Off Curse Of The Moon Out This Month

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    Igarashi is working with developer Inti Creates on Curse of the Moon , which is a spinoff of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night , which is a modern spiritual successor to the Symphony of the Night. These include the likes of the whip-wielding Miriam and the alchemist Alfred. To go along with all of this is the fact that the game actually has multiple endings.
  • BlackBerry sends out invites for the launch of KEY2

    BlackBerry sends out invites for the launch of KEY2

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    BlackBerry Mobile has announced via its Twitter account that the BlackBerry KEY² will launch next month. And while nothing was official back then, it looks like BlackBerry is ready to start teasing the device in a more official capacity. Rumors have indicated that this year's version might be a good improvement over the KEYone , maintaining things such as the exact same unusual screen resolution and size, whilst updating to some Snapdragon 660 processor, fostering RAM into 6GB, and shifting ...
  • Idea, Airtel stocks feel heat from Jio's ISD plan

    Idea, Airtel stocks feel heat from Jio's ISD plan

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    According to a Kotak Securities report, Jio has lowered ISD calling rates for all customers to select, popular international-calling destinations, which include the U.S. The organization also reported worldwide roaming service with active calls at Rs 2 every moment onwards. "'Zero-Touch' post-paid plan to offer unlimited benefits at Rs 199 per month, worldwide calling starting at 50 paise per minute and global roaming at Rs 2 for voice, data and SMS for all Jio customers", Reliance Jio said ...
  • New Microsoft patent shows a device with not two, but three displays

    New Microsoft patent shows a device with not two, but three displays

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    The phone has a foldable display than when stretched will result in a tablet . Though it's a bit long process, the said patent was approved on March 13, 2018. There's a main camera at the top and a speaker at the bottom. A new patent application from the company has revealed that it might use three screens for the device, including a small display on the hinge.
  • Is OnePlus 6 camera better than iPhone X, Pixel 2, Galaxy S9?

    Is OnePlus 6 camera better than iPhone X, Pixel 2, Galaxy S9?

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    But not much has been proven concerning the OnePlus 6 digital camera and its features, apart from the fact that there will be considered a dual camera installation. OnePlus has a dedicated micro webpage on its official website titled OnePlus 6 Blind Test , which has photos from all four participating smartphones in different settings.
  • IPL: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super King, stay alive in tournament

    IPL: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super King, stay alive in tournament

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    Rajasthan are sixth in the 10-team table with 10 points from 11 matches and their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs are still alive. Despite the defeat, CSK continues to hold on to the second spot with 14 points from 11 matches. Rajasthan Royals will host the Chennai Super Kings in a do-or-die game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur . That the team batted out 39 dot balls in the first 12 overs showed how much of a struggle it was out in the middle.
  • Preity Zinta Rubbished Reports of Her Altercation With Virendra Sehwag; Check Post

    Preity Zinta Rubbished Reports of Her Altercation With Virendra Sehwag; Check Post

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    The report had said that Preity was upset about the tactics employed by Sehwag in the team's 15-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Tuesday night and that she had a heated exchange with the former Indian opener after the match. The report goes on to add that Sehwag was unhappy with Zinta interfering with his job. "Sehwag had told the other owners to rein in Preity". As for another co-owner Mohit Burman, he is said to have underplayed the incident .
  • Apple, Goldman Sachs working on a credit card

    Apple, Goldman Sachs working on a credit card

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    Apple could also collect a "bounty" from Goldman Sachs of over $100 for each new cardholder, and Goldman Sachs may offer special lending services to clients looking to buy Apple products, though both companies are still hashing out the details of their arrangement.
  • NASA Uncovers New Magnetic Processes In Earth's Outer Atmosphere

    NASA Uncovers New Magnetic Processes In Earth's Outer Atmosphere

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    During the solar wind , the torrential rain of charged particles from the Sun impacts the Earth's magnetic field , creating tumultuous magnetic fields that circle the planet and spread over several thousands of miles. The MMS can not capture this process because the process happens too fast and that beats the speed of the MMS. "The turbulence in the magnetosheath contains a lot of magnetic energy", said Phan, senior fellow in the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California ...
  • Nasa to send helicopter to Mars as part of 2020 mission

    Nasa to send helicopter to Mars as part of 2020 mission

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    NASA's Mars 2020 will launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in July 2020 and is expected to reach the Red Planet by February 2021. The altitude record for a helicopter flying on Earth is about 40,000 feet and the atmosphere of Mars is only one percent of ours so even on the ground it will be equivalent to 100,000 feet up, said Mimi Aung, Mars Helicopter project manager at JPL.
  • Aston Martin DB11 AMR

    Aston Martin DB11 AMR

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    In Germany, ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, Aston Martin unveiled the latest addition to its new AMR lineup, which will also serve as the flagship for the DB11 range. That's still an eight-speed automatic with electronic shift-by-wire, paired with a limited-slip differential and featuring launch control. There are two AMR subdivisions - AMR is handled by Aston's main design and engineering teams, while the Pros are handled by the Advanced Operations department.
  • Suspect arrested in 1986 death of Tacoma girl, police say

    Suspect arrested in 1986 death of Tacoma girl, police say

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    Washburn, 60, of Eureka, Illinois. Jennifer Bastian was 13 years old when she left her home on August 4, 1986 on her Schwinn bicycle. After never returning home, officials were able to locate her body on August 28, in a wooded area near that radius.
  • Bethesda is Teasing Rage 2 Big Time

    Bethesda is Teasing Rage 2 Big Time

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    Initially, people applauded the reaction as a pretty clever way to respond to and nearly debunk the leak, but then things started to get a little interesting. That still leaves the zebra crossing-filled junction as something of a mystery though, as it doesn't include the numbers 5-14 and doesn't seem to have anything to do with Rage (you could argue the rocket does, as the first game begins with you in space).
  • Huawei Phones to Offer Easy Access to BTC.com Bitcoin Wallets

    Huawei Phones to Offer Easy Access to BTC.com Bitcoin Wallets

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    This move from Huawei most notably impacts the Chinese market, which doesn't exactly have a track record of being cryptocurrency friendly. By partnering with Chinese telecommunications mogul Huawei, BTC.com is able to penetrate the massive and exclusive Chinese markets for crypto wallet user acquisition.
  • Playstation E3 Showcase Details Announced; Exclusives To Fill The Stage

    Playstation E3 Showcase Details Announced; Exclusives To Fill The Stage

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    The PlayStation E3 Press conference 2018 has been officially confirmed by Sony . Ghost of Tsushima will have a "deep dive" and Insomniac's Spider-Man will get a "new drop" of information. And we're taking kind of a different angle on how we're bringing it out , ' said Layden. However, just because the emphasis seems to be on deep dives this year, doesn't mean it won't still have a separate, more traditional conference.
  • Microsoft Expands Digital Gift Giving to PC Games

    Microsoft Expands Digital Gift Giving to PC Games

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    Go to the Microsoft Store web site or open the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 or Xbox one and browse to the game you wish to gift. They are often very passionate about the games they love and, more often than not, are inclined to gift their friends a copy to spread the joy around.
  • Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

    Google improves user data transparency and control ahead of GDPR

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    Because the SessionM platform unifies customer profiles into a single record, client representatives can service requests to opt-out of profiling, forget, modify, or export all personal data. While we've enabled people to download data from our services for many years, the GDPR encourages companies to enable direct service-to-service data transfers where feasible, for example from Google Photos to another photo service.
  • Research Finds Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant Susceptible to Inaudible Commands

    Research Finds Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant Susceptible to Inaudible Commands

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    The researchers were able to secretly activate the three AI assistants, making them dial phone numbers or open websites. For example, an attacker can easily point a transmitter in the general direction of a Smart Speaker and as it to unlock the door or your pesky neighbour who you hate could add a few hundred too many of something to your Amazon shopping list and the list goes on.
  • Vivo X21 UD India Start Expected on May 29

    Vivo X21 UD India Start Expected on May 29

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    The launch invite has a big "X" in it so it will be an "X series" smartphone and is most likely be the Vivo X21 that was launched in China back in March this year with an in-display fingerprint sensor version and a standard version. It is coupled with Mali-G72 graphics processor along with and comes equipped with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also includes a 12MP front-facing camera as well.
  • New Rolls-Royce SUV coming to South Africa

    New Rolls-Royce SUV coming to South Africa

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    Cullinan is considered to be the first "three-box" auto in the SUV-sector. In a series of YouTube videos created with National Geographic, the BMW Group crown jewel has been "tested to destruction" all over the planet. That's enough to hold a small dog house or a week's worth of safari-style luggage. The newly touch-controlled infotainment system, digital instrumentation and a full suite of safety and assistance features like night vision, wildlife and pedestrian warning, adaptive cruise ...