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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 upgrade program is ending

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When it implemented the one-year deadline for a free upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft left open what some call the "assistive technology" loophole: People who use assistive technologies, such as screen readers or a Braille keyboard, would have extra time to upgrade. Read More »

Conflict among world powers a growing concern, experts say

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The WEF also said geopolitical tensions are fanning an increase in the scale and sophistication of cyber attacks, and suggests greater investment in prevention and cyber security is needed. Billions of data records were leaked last year, more than the past two years combined, the report found. According to the GRPS, cyber threats are growing in prominence, with large-scale cyberattacks now ranked third in terms of likelihood, while rising cyber-dependency is ranked as the second most ... Read More »

Google Teaches AI To Build AI For Beginners, Starts With Images

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Faster turnaround time to production-ready models: With Cloud AutoML, you can create a simple model in minutes to pilot your AI-enabled application, or build out a full, production-ready model in as little as a day. "It doesn't solve the specific problems for different industries in different scenarios", she added. Or Disney annotating its products so they are more searchable for consumers shopping online. Read More »

Google adds unlimited data option to Project Fi MVNO at $80/month

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Google today announced its own take on an unlimited plan for Project Fi , calling it Bill Protection. Starting at $20 per month for unlimited talk and text, plus $10 per gig those who rarely use data can save a lot of money. Now, that's pricing transparency. With it, Project Fi customers can feel safe in knowing that their monthly bill cost will stop at a certain point, no matter how much data they use. Read More »

Apple pulls an Amazon, plans a new campus outside Bay Area

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The total doesn't include ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues from employees' wages, or the sale of Apple products. It will initially house employees who provide technical support for customers. Apple said it is will pay $38 billion in taxes on overseas cash it's bringing back to the US, a move made possible through a provision of the new tax law. Read More »

Judges deny congressional redistricting stay

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The court also said the existing map could not be used in the 2018 mid-term elections; gave the North Carolina General Assembly until January 24 to come up with a "remedial plan", but warned it would come up with its own map if their lines were deficient. Read More »

Shaun White qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

North Korea has warned it is willing to walk away from participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics after taking umbrage at recent fulsome praise made by its southerly neighbor in relation to president Trump. South Korea had also reportedly proposed to hold military talks to reduce tension on the Korean Peninsula. Paik Hak-soon, the director of the Centre for North Korean studies at Sejong Institute in South Korea, said Kim was using the cheering squad to draw attention to its apparent ... Read More »

Meizu M6s with 5.7-inch 18:9 FHD+ display, Exynos 7872 announced

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The Chinese smartphone maker unveiled M6S in China on Wednesday, bringing a new sense of competition to the budget smartphone arena, where players like OPPO, Vivo, Honor and Xiaomi secure a dominant position. In terms of camera, the Meizu M6s is expected to come with a 16-megapixel camera at the rear, accompanied by an LED flash, and an 8-megapixel on the front. Read More »

Key senators blame White House staff for Trump reversals

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But leadership and the White House has thus far withheld any support for the bill, and it's not clear how the rank-and-file effort has a path forward after Trump rejected the bipartisan proposal from Durbin and Graham. Trump's continued denials look increasingly ridiculous as more information comes out. Get DACA done, he said . Graham, a Republican from SC, said it was clear that the president, Sen. Read More »

JioPhone Rs 153 revamped to offer 1GB daily data for 28 days

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The Rs 198 plan offers users 1.5GB data per day for a period of 28 days. Typically, he shrugged and said something to the effect of "What can I do... Jio is giving users a cashback worth Rs 700 on every recharge of Rs 398 or above. This sachet pack also gives 20 SMSes benefits and comes bundled with free voice calls. Read More »

Microsoft announces availability of Surface Book 2 in India

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Previously, the bigger and beefier 15-inch convertible had only been launched in the USA, but pre-orders are about to go live in the United Kingdom and Australia, as well as in Canada and Ireland, alongside the following nations: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland. Read More »

A new 'Fable' game is reportedly in the works

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It's said that over 200 people are set to start working on the game soon, which means that it could be several years until we see anything even playable. No further details are now known about Playground's ambitious title, although it is believed they are starting from scratch despite previous Fable assets being backed up by Lionhead prior to shutting its doors. Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Pro leaked with 4K display, Snapdragon 845 chip

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Internally you can expect a Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with microSD card slot (up to 256GB) and cameras will be, as usual, high-end or at least high Megapixel with a dual 18MP (with 1.33μm pixel size) + 12MP (with 1.38μm pixel size) rear camera setup and a 13MP selfie cam on the front. Read More »

Facebook Messenger will be streamlined this year

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If Instagram is the bite-sized visual life story app, and Facebook itself is the microblogging app, then Messenger is primarily for keeping in communication with your friends. Others can be tucked away until they're needed. This will be achieved by focusing on the areas listed below. This could be something like what Facebook's native app offers with Facebook Live. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime launched in India, price starts 12990

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The source also revealed that Samsung would start accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 on March 1 while the phones would be up for sale starting March 16. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Exynos Octa-Core processor, Galaxy On7 Prime comes in two variants - one with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Read More »

Amazon Echo Spot Smart Clock: All You Need To Know

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Amazon Echo users in India can now experience over 12,000 skills on their AI enabled Echo , Echo Plus , and Echo Dot devices. When one of the compatible smart locks or door/window sensors are integrated with the Fibaro system, homeowners can check to see the status of their home's access points and lock the door from anywhere in the world. Read More »

Honor 9 Lite launched in India with quad-camera and FullView display

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The Honor 9 Lite is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC and comes in 3GB or 4GB of RAM variants. Huawei has clubbed it with up to 4GB RAM and is providing up to 64GB of internal storage. The rear camera offers PDAF autofocus and LED flash. The 4GB RAM variant with 64GB of storage is priced at Rs. 14,999 ($235), and the device will become available exclusively via Flipkart and Honor Store starting on January 21. Read More »

Singapore and Malaysia sign accord on cross-border metro line

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The KTMB Tebrau Shuttle services to Singapore will cease operation six months after the RTS Link starts operating, which has been targeted to begin by December 2024. Subsequent operating concessions would be awarded by open tender. The RTS Link will cross the Straits of Johor via a 25m-high bridge. The LTA and SPAD said heavy maintenance for the RTS trains will be outsourced to TEL operator SMRT at the Thomason-East Coast Lines's Mandai Depot, while a light maintenance facility will be ... Read More »

Detroit Auto Show: 5 hot new SUVs and pickups

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Instead, the annual Motor City gathering was dominated by revamps of tried-and-true models, especially pickups and SUVs that have been the foundation of United States auto sales in recent years. It's still powered by a 4-liter V8 with 416 horsepower. Under the hood is the same 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that powers the Ford Mustang sports vehicle. Read More »

Witness the phenomenal 'Super Blue Blood Moon' on January 31

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A total lunar eclipse will be taking place on January 31, 2018 for the first time in last 150 years. But some people say that a lunar eclipse blue moon event had occurred on December 30, 1982. The hour-long passage of the full Moon through Earth's shadow is the most interesting part of a lunar eclipse , but unfortunately, all of eastern Canada misses it. Read More »

Two Point Hospital Is The Spiritual Successor To Theme Hospital

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We'll likely find out more about Two Point Hospital later into the year, ahead of its late 2018 release. Two of the studio's founders, Mark Webley and Gary Carr, worked on the original game back in the mid-nineties. "One of the things that we're putting in is competitive multiplayer challenges where you're playing the game as you would usually, but will start one of these challenges". Read More »