• Reliance Jio adds 7.34 million subscribers in October

    Reliance Jio adds 7.34 million subscribers in October

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    Reliance Jio's Rs 309 plan offers its users 1GB data with unlimited calling and free roaming for 49 days. OpenSignal, a London-based firm which specialises in crowdsourced wireless coverage mapping all over the world, said that although Jio's entry into the market resulted in data prices becoming much cheaper - which resulted in increased number of 4G consumers - it doubts whether Jio will be able to retain its position at the helm.
  • Google Launches AI Lab in China

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    AI research has the potential to boost developments in self-driving cars and automated factories, translation products and facial recognition software, among others. The new center will have a team of AI researchers in Beijing, some of which it has already hired. Li noted that Chinese engineers formed the backbones of the winning teams in the past three ImageNet Challenges, an global AI competition to test which computing technology is better at recognising and categorising pictures.
  • Kirk Douglas Celebrates 101st Birthday - An Exclusive Look Inside The Family Party

    Kirk Douglas Celebrates 101st Birthday - An Exclusive Look Inside The Family Party

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    Kirk Douglas celebrated his 101st birthday on Saturday, December 9, with his family and friends by his side. At 101 Dad is a true amazement and a great time was had by all. The sweet treat was decorated with the numbers "101" and sunflowers. This cake was molded to look like boxing gloves in reference to Douglas' role in Champion , a film for which he received his first Oscar nomination.
  • Apple launches App Store pre-orders

    Apple launches App Store pre-orders

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    App developers will now be able to list their products up to 90 days in advance of their planned release. Users won't be charged for the app until it's been officially released, which is similar to how Amazon handles pre-orders from its online store, as pointed out by Engadget .
  • Geminid meteor shower visible Thursday night

    Geminid meteor shower visible Thursday night

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    This year is expected to be the best meteor shower ever, thanks to aligning conditions. When Earth passes through rocks and dust particles left behind by a comet and it hits our atmosphere, it burns with an intensity and light that we can see in the sky.
  • President Trump Send NASA Back To Moon

    President Trump Send NASA Back To Moon

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    The administration's vision would lean heavily on public-private partnerships and the new directive reiterates USA reliance on "commercial and worldwide partners" to achieve its ambitious space policy objectives, a theme we've seen increasingly with NASA in the years following the agency's decision to retire its fleet of space shuttles.
  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Be Dying

    Jupiter's Great Red Spot May Be Dying

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    The Juno spacecraft gathered data regarding the Red Spot on Jupiter for the first time in July as it passed directly over it. NASA revealed the data of the probe on Monday at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, La.
  • Facebook caves under pressure from governments to change tax structure

    Facebook caves under pressure from governments to change tax structure

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    Now the social media giant has vowed to pay taxes in each country outside the U.S. where advertising profits are earned. But Facebook's accounts showed a loss of £28.5million under an arrangement which treated United Kingdom operations revenue as a payment for services from Facebook Ireland, where corporation tax is 12.5 per cent.
  • Rumor: Next Battlefield Game Will Be Bad Company 3

    Rumor: Next Battlefield Game Will Be Bad Company 3

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    While many people may be skeptical about this rumor, especially since Battlefield fans have been waiting years for Bad Company 3 to enter development, the fact that it comes from AlmightyDaq should ease fans' minds. Maps will allegedly focus on " tighter gameplay " rather than "all-out warfare" and will be similar to Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 3 maps like Oasis Grand Bazaar, Harvest Day and so on.
  • Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand

    Human-sizeed ancient penguin fossils found in New Zealand

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    Standing at around two metres tall it would have weighed around 100kg, compared to the emperor penguin which weighs about 23kg. "On islands, birds can become true giants and in this case, this is just what may have happened with penguins 55-60 million years ago, of which Kumimanu is a flawless example".
  • The Xbox One's YouTube app just got 4K video support

    The Xbox One's YouTube app just got 4K video support

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    Now their has been no ETA given as to when Google will push out HDR Support for Xbox One consoles. Of course, this might mean little to you if you don't have a display that will be able to take advantage of the update, but know that if you're planning on getting a 4K TV, YouTube will be there waiting for you.
  • Cortana now supports Google Calendar

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    At least, that's the idea - the feature is still not live on Cortana for Android as of time of writing, but it should roll out soon. The down side is that Microsoft hasn't published a list of voice commands for Gmail that Cortana will recognize.
  • Stealthy Russian hacking group steals $10 million over two year-period

    Stealthy Russian hacking group steals $10 million over two year-period

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    According to the Group-IB report, the average haul from U.S. banks was about $500,000, while around $3.6m is believed to have been stolen from three Russian banks. MoneyTaker is also known to use legitimate tools such as Metasploit, a key tool for network administrators. Kronos was used to deliver Point-of-Sale (POS) malware , dubbed ScanPOS.
  • Mystery surrounds cigar-shaped object in our solar system

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    They will set the giant telescope across four radio frequency bands spanning one to 12 gigahertz, on December 12 at 8PM UK's time. "It's curious that the first object we see from outside the solar system looks like that", said Loeb. Scientists will try to see if they can catch any radio signals coming from this exceptional object that lately hurtled past Earth and that nearly inevitably comes from another star system.
  • Where Will You Be For The Geminid Meteor Shower?

    Where Will You Be For The Geminid Meteor Shower?

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    There will be practically no moon in the sky during the shower. Every December, those particles burn up in our atmosphere as Earth's orbit crosses the asteroid's, lighting up the night sky and creating one of the world's best meteor showers.
  • Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch

    Nokia 6 (2018) clears TENAA certification ahead of January launch

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    This indicates that the launch in near. Now, as per recent reports , the Nokia 6 (2018) has been certified by TENNA in China. Infinity Display is the term Samsung coined for the nearly bezel-less, edge-to-edge display it used for its flagship phones this year, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 will get a better, more secure iris scanner

    Samsung Galaxy S9 will get a better, more secure iris scanner

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    However, a report in Korea's The Naver quoted a Samsung executive who told the site that the company made every effort to add the fingerprint scanner under the display, but it has failed to succeed. Synaptics said the scanner can read a user fingerprint with a single touch on the specified screen sector, and the module is now entering mass production already; the firm even confirmed the scanner design will be used on a smartphone being created by a "Top 5" device OEM.
  • Google 'appsperiments' test three new mobile photography tools

    Google 'appsperiments' test three new mobile photography tools

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    Google mentioned in a blog , "Today, we're launching the first installment of a series of photography appsperiments: usable and useful mobile photography experiences built on experimental technology". There are approximately 1.6 trillion different possibilities! Selfissimo! for Android and iOS is an automated selfie photographer that snaps a black and white photo each time you pose.
  • PUBG Reveals Control Scheme for Xbox One

    PUBG Reveals Control Scheme for Xbox One

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    Check out our complete guide to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' creative director, Brendan Greene, finally chimed in after the SJW circles on Twitter attacked the developers at Bluehole Studios for including what some of them perceived to be a camel toe on the female player model.
  • New drug offers hope for treating Huntington's disease

    New drug offers hope for treating Huntington's disease

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    Current medications only treat symptoms rather than treating the underlying condition which gradually eats away at the brain, robbing people of movement, speech and dignity. Using an ultra-sensitive assay, the researchers measured the concentrations of huntingtin protein in the nervous system in order to evaluate whether IONIS-HTTRx was capable of lowering the level.
  • Apple seems ready to catch up with iPhone X demand

    Apple seems ready to catch up with iPhone X demand

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    The upcoming three iPhones will carry the same Face ID as of iPhone X , the corresponding notch for the camera and everything else, the same bezel-less display screen, an improved OLED display and complete absence of home button. This change in shipping times suggests that Apple has been able to greatly increase the number of devices shipping during the holidays. An iPhone Xc could be priced at $449 or $549 - depending on its display technology and other factors.
  • Google Doodle Honors Nobel Laureate Max Born, the Famed German Quantum Physicist

    Google Doodle Honors Nobel Laureate Max Born, the Famed German Quantum Physicist

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    He won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his fundamental research in Quantum Mechanics in the form of statistical interpretation of the wave function. This principle is based on probabilities, which are used for the prediction of a particle's location in a quantum system. In Britain, Born worked at the University of Edinburgh as a Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy and continued to hold onto his post till he retired in 1954.
  • Now know when to get off a train or bus

    Now know when to get off a train or bus

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    The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey. However, with the update in place, a user will soon be able to tap a "start" button at the bottom the screen with details about the journey. Google Maps now shows the real-time updated directions when you travel in a bus or train. You can also scroll through the steps of your journey and get alerts set up.
  • 'Street Fighter' anthology brings online play to classic brawlers

    'Street Fighter' anthology brings online play to classic brawlers

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    You'll be able to play the computer while you wait in lobbies of up to four people, and compete in ranked matches. Each title will also have their own Global leaderboards and the "rewind" tech ensures low-latency online battles. There will also be a music player that will grant players access to an archive of music from the various titles in the series. Save States - Don't worry about abandoning the fight in single-player modes! To celebrate 30 years of the famous Street Fighter ...
  • Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

    Skywatchers can enjoy a dazzling meteor shower this week

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    NASA considers the Geminids one of the best and most reliable meteor showers - a better cosmic show than the Perseids meteor shower that get plenty of attention in August. An asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaethon is the source of the debris that becomes Geminids. Meteors should appear all over the sky, though not all will belong to the Geminid shower.
  • 49 nations have violated UN sanctions on North Korea

    49 nations have violated UN sanctions on North Korea

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    Jeffrey Feltman's four-day trip to the North - the first by such a high-ranking United Nations diplomat since 2010 - kicked off less than a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. He indicated that Pyongyang was willing to hold direct talks with Washington as long as the United States provided security guarantees. "And so they did".
  • Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

    Sanders: Trump Jr. citing lawyer-client privilege legitimate

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    The British music publicist who organized a meeting between Donald Trump Jr and Russians reportedly urged a top Trump aide to get the then-presidential candidate to set up a Russian social media profile in 2016, emails have revealed. He sent the missive while "describing the news as "eerily weird" given what they had discussed at Trump Tower five days earlier", CNN reported . "Now that I know the kind of apocalyptic Hollywood scenario that a private conversation between a lawyer and a ...
  • California wildfires: Flames as seen from space

    California wildfires: Flames as seen from space

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    Most of us will never have a chance to capture a falling star from space, so it's a good thing Bresnik has done the work for us. "Data & imagery of the California wildfires from our satellites, people in space and aircraft, not only give us a better view of the activity, but also help 1st responders plan their course of action", NASA said on Twitter .
  • Google Home Mini update brings back touch controls for audio playback

    Google Home Mini update brings back touch controls for audio playback

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    Before the Google Home Mini could even launch, Google had to pull one of its features out of security. This would prove useful if you're already next to the speaker when you just wanna stop what's playing or continue the jams. The touch sensor thought it was being tapped. At launch, you could tap the top to activate Google Assistant , pause music, turn off alarms, and more.
  • Betting against bitcoin is about to get a lot more expensive

    Betting against bitcoin is about to get a lot more expensive

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    The statement urged users to change their online passwords. What has fuelled the surge, which began about a week after the cryptocurrency touched US$10,000, is the fact that bitcoin futures trading will start this weekend. Reports suggest 100,000 new customers are joining the bitcoin party every day, and at an estimated 13.3 million accounts, Rosenberg noted that bitcoin now has more customers that either Charles Schwab or E-Trade.
  • Huawei to embrace the

    Huawei to embrace the "notch" with its next flagship phone

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    The overlay image comes from a reference in a configuration file that defines the “RoundCornerDisplay”. Various other configuration files also accommodate the notch on the display. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is expected to announce the Huawei P11 phone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) event that will be held in February 2018.