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X Development LLC Collaborates With Government of Andhra

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With broadband becoming the basic platform for provision of a number of services like e-governance, e-health, e-commerce, e-banking; universal access to Internet is a must to empower the citizens. The big difference with FSOC though, is that there is no actual cable, which means there's no need to dig tunnels or stretch wires across rivers or mountains. Read More »

New Report Suggests Samsung Galaxy S9 Coming At MWC 2018

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With the popularity of the iPhone X , many expected Samsung to trim down the bezels of the Galaxy S9 even further to provide a better challenge against rival Apple's smartphone. It is heavily rumored to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 845 processor in the U.S. and Samsung Exynos in other selective countries. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ came with a fingerprint scanner that was placed to the right side of the camera because of which users often ended up placing their fingers on the ... Read More »

How to sample Pandora's Premium service for free in the US

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When users search for a specific album, artist, or song, they will be given an option to view a 15-second video ad to unlock a free Pandora Premium session, allowing them to listen to anything they choose on the service. Ever since Pandora Premium launched, fans of the service have been faced with a choice: stick with the free radio-style service or upgrade to à la carte streaming for $10 a month. Read More »

Amazon to Once Again Sell Chromecast, Apple TV

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After Google threw its toys out the pram, removing YouTube from Amazon Fire devices, Amazon has given up and agreed to start selling Chromecast and Apple TV devices. Access to YouTube on the Echo Show speaker with a screen was blocked 5 December, while Google has said it planned to end YouTube support for the Fire TV set-top-box 1 January. Read More »

The Public Pulse: Net neutrality keeps the Internet for all

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Shortly after the announcement, Governor John Hickenlooper took to twitter to respond. The FCC's action will "return the Internet to a consumer-driven marketplace free of innovation-stifling regulations", senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in remarks prepared before the agency's vote. Read More »

Samsung might launch their Bixby smart speaker early 2018

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It will also synchronise with TVs, Galaxy smartphones and other Samsung devices, the people also said. After launching its own virtual voice assistant Bixby, Samsung might soon be dipping its hat in the smart speaker ring. Samsung is relatively late to join the game at this point as most of the Samsung's competitors have already released their own smart speaker alternatives, including Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Read More »

Try Injustice 2 for free

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Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today have announced a free trial for NetherRealm Studios' critically-acclaimed fighting game Injustice2". As for the roster available, all of the base game's characters are available with the exception of Brainiac and players can try out a selection of DLC characters in the single-player Multiverse mode. Read More »

NASA's Juno unveils the depth of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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Thanks to the data regarding the depth of the storm, scientists know that no storm on Earth has winds as fast as the Great Red Spot , and that, as the MWR has revealed as much as it can, there is a possibility that the storm could be even deeper than the data reveals. Read More »

US President signs ban on Kaspersky Lab software

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The ban, included as part of a broader defense policy spending bill that Trump signed, reinforces a directive issued by the United States administration in September that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab software within 90 days, Reuters reported. Read More »

Microsoft adds more AI-powered updates to Bing, Cortana, Office 365

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These features will help browsers to better phrase a query in order to fetch more desirable answers on the first search. The example given was cholesterol - when asking in Bing whether it is bad, the search engine can provide results with different perspectives, helping users make informed opinions and get well-rounded info. Read More »

Crytek sues Star Citizen studios over use of CryEngine

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Crytek, maker of the CryEngine game engine, is suing the team behind Star Citizen for breach of contract. In the lawsuit, Crytek is looking to reclaim direct damages of around $75,000, along with "indirect damages, consequential damages (including lost profits), special damages, costs, fees, and expenses incurred by reason of Defendants' breach of contract and copyright infringement". Read More »

Latest iOS update fixes autofocus issues

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Last week the HomeKit app on the iOS devices was affected by a bug, which was responsible for giving unauthorised access to others, due to which users were exposed to unsafe circumstances. The iOS 11.2.1 over-the-air update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices by applying these simple steps. It has been mentioned that those devices on beta versions may need to be removed from their beta profiles and be rebooted to see the fix. Read More »

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don't Realise It But You Are Being Programmed'

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I think we all knew in the back of our minds - even though we feigned this whole line of, like, there probably aren't any bad unintended consequences. And Charlie Allenson, a FoW reader in New York, made another point: "Many of those chronically not working are not getting back to work". Palihapitiya added, "No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth". Read More »

The FCC Will Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality on Thursday

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Internet Association includes such technology powerhouses as Alphabet (Google), Facebook, and Pandora Media. Michael Powell, a former FCC chairman who heads a trade group representing major cable companies and content creators, told reporters that internet providers would not block content because it would not make economic sense and consumers would not stand for it. Read More »

EasyJet Gets EU Approval For Air Berlin Assets

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Niki has nearly 1,000 employees, and grounding the airline will result in tens of thousands of travelers being stranded, with hundreds of thousands of tickets becoming voided, Air Berlin said Tuesday. Lufthansa, which wants to purchase Air Berlin units Niki and LGW, will have to give up more airport slots and routes to address competition concerns or face a full-scale European Union investigation, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters last week. Read More »

Woman murders husband but mutton soup exposes her sinister plot

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Police in Telangana revealed the shocking facts unearthed during the investigations of the chilling crime in Nagarkurnool town. But she became close to Rajesh , a physiotherapist, with whom she hatched the murder plan . Sudhakar's brother lodged a complaint with the police and rushed him to a corporate hospital in Hyderabad for treatment. The police arrested Swathi on Sunday, added IANS . Read More »

Blue Origin flies its Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time

The rocket released the capsule 98 kilometres above the company's West Texas launch site before coming straight back down for a landing. The launch was the first of its kind using an upgraded booster, and the capsule was outfitted with large windows that will provide an excellent view for space tourists . Read More »

Fossil reveals human-sized penguin once roamed New Zealand

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Artistic reconstruction of Kumimanu biceae . The largest modern penguin is the Emperor penguin and it stands only 4-feet tall. Researchers from Germany and New Zealand estimate it probably lived between 60 to 55 million years ago, based on the rock layers it was found in. Read More »

Google Reveals Top Searches In Ireland

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The revamped Nokia 3310 , the sturdy Razer Phone, Oppo F5, OnePlus 5 and Nokia 6 round up the latter half of this year's top 10 most searched consumer devices. The global "top people " were Matt Lauer , Meghan Markle , and Nadi Toffa. Americans also overwhelmingly wanted to know how to make slime and solar eclipse glasses, but "how to watch the solar eclipse" eclipsed " how to buy bitcoin " for third place in the U.S. Read More »

LG V30+ to go on sale on December 18: Price, specifications, features

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For video , the camera uses OIS with its primary lens and even provides 16 preset gradations, which the company claims, do not decrease the quality of the footage. MQA captures the sound of the original studio master and folds it into a small file to make high-resolution audio easy to stream. It also packs in a 5MP front-facing camera. Read More »

SpaceX launch delayed again, liftoff now Friday

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This is the thirteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX is contracted to fly for NASA. The Dragon capsule, meanwhile, made a space station shipment in 2015. The company has landed 19 Falcon 9 boosters as part of its ongoing reusable rocket program to reduce the cost of spaceflight. Capture of the automated cargo carrier by the space station's Canadian-built robotic arm is expected at 6 a.m. Read More »

Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA

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Scientist estimated it would be around for just a few months, but now Nasa experts said it could be around for at least 30 years. "Volcanic islands are some of the simplest landforms to make", said Jim Garvin, chief scientist of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said in a press release on the durability of the island on the NASA website. Read More »

Meteor shower expected to brighten sky today

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The Geminid meteor shower is expected to provide a celestial display and people will have to move out of the glare of city lights to a darker region, said director, M P Birla Planetarium, Debiprosad Duari. Geminid meteor shower peaks around the second week of December every year and are quite numerous. This meteor shower is predicted to be one of the most dazzling in recent memory as an nearly absent moon will assure that the meteors stand out brightly as they streak across the sky. Read More »