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QS University Rankings: Asia 2018

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Among top ten institutes in the country, IIT, Delhi, came in at 41; IIT, Madras at 48; IISc at 51; IIT, Kanpur at 59. Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) climbed two places to be the best university in Asia , overtaking the National University of Singapore which has now slipped to the second place. Read More »

J&K: Soldier assaulted on suspicion on braid chopping

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The braid of a woman was chopped inside her house at Redi Chowkibal area of Kupwara district early this morning. More than 100 braid-chopping incidents have so far been reported from across the Valley during last to months. "He later revealed that he is a Territorial Army personnel and belongs to Tangdhar". Police rushed to spot, however, people pelted stones on them, prompting them to lob tear-smoke shells. Read More »

Porsche 718 Cayman GTS and Boxster GTS revealed with 361bhp

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That's 15 more horsepower than the 718 S and 35 more horsepower than the old GTS models. Porsche is expanding the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman lineup with the debut of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS and 718 Cayman GTS. When outfitted with the PDK, this extra juice helps the 718 GTS crack the 0-60 miles per hour sprint in just 3.9 seconds, charging up to a lofty 180 miles per hour top speed. Read More »

You Can Now Use WhatsApp to Find Your Friends: Here's How

To use the new feature, tap on the attach button, then under "Location" you'll find the new "Share Live Location " option. While dealing with vast competition in the market, the messaging service has managed to remain on the top despite the pressure. Read More »

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer

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Fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the flooded streets of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Of course it features Nazis getting their grisly comeuppance. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns! Aside from the first game (1981's stealth-ish Castle Wolfenstein , which had an unnamed protagonist), Blazkowicz has been reliably shooting, stabbing, punching, exploding, and generally demolishing the Nazis ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Active rugged tablet is official

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The tablet is capable of tackling the rough conditions (including extreme pressures, temperatures, climates, shocks, and drops) due to its rugged build quality. It will be interesting to see what Samsung' comes up with for next years handset. Connectivity options offered by the tablet include 4G LTE (model wise), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS /GLONASS, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port for superfast charging and data transfer. Read More »

Google Calendar Gets a New Look on the Web, Upgrades

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The responsive design adjusts to the user's screen size and has a more sleek feel, according to a post on Google's blog from Google Calendar Product Manager, Lars Krüger . Google Calendar invites can now also include rich formatting and links to relevant spreadsheets, documents and presentations. This can especially come in handy for anyone trying to schedule a meeting for multiple people with busy schedules. Read More »

ZTE Axon M Folding Smartphone Officially Launched

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The last time we saw a phone like this was with the Kyocera Echo back in 2011, and while dual-screens didn't catch on then, ZTE is hoping it'll be able to change that this time around. Now, for the meh news: ZTE Axon M is 12.1mm thick and weighs 230 grams. The device also features dual-speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera , which doubles as its front-facing camera , depending on the mode, in which the device is being used. Read More »

Microsoft's bug database was hacked in 2013

As reported by Reuters , Microsoft first caught wind of the breach in 2013 after a series of breaches were discovered at Apple, Twitter, Facebook , and other tech companies. The breach calls to mind the hacking and theft of the NSA's trove of hacking tools which ultimately led to the WannaCry and NotPetya attacks earlier this year, with Microsoft president Brad Smith criticizing the spy agency at the time. Read More »

Hands on with the Fall Update for Xbox One

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The updated Home Screen now will show you things like friend activities, Looking For Group messages, leaderboards, and more. Choose dark, light, or high-contrast theme option in Settings. You can also back up games and console settings to an external drive or copy over your home network for a network transfer from one console to another. Read More »

Google Maps Shows Walking Distance As Calories And People Are Pissed

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Google said an average person burns 90 calories for every mile they walk, but doesn't clarify what an "average" person looks like. The calories were communicated in equivalence to the amount of " mini cupcakes ". Caloric burn is a very subjective number based on variety of factors, including age, gender, weight, genetics, and overall activity level. While some welcomed this as an incentive to exercise instead of calling an Uber, other people were annoyed by the unsolicited health advice ... Read More »

Apple loses $439.7 million after a long battle with VirnetX

The Court granted all VirnetXs motions for “willful infringement and enhancing the royalty rate during the willfulness period”. "We are elated with the Court's Final Judgement of $439 million in that not only did it affirm the jury's verdict of $1.20 per infringing iPhone, iPad and Mac Product, but also added for willful infringement, interest and attorney fees", VirnetX CEO Kendall Larsen said . Read More »

Six Windows 10 Fall Creators Update features to know

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Microsoft has taken the covers off the Fluent Design changes it has made to Windows 10 , which will appear in the Fall Creators Update . The new Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now available to purchase directly from the Microsoft Store offering the ability to engage in both virtual reality and augmented reality depending on your preference and applications. Read More »

Google Doodle celebrates iconic singer Selena Quintanilla

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She fought through all the discrimination against in the male-dominated music genre to lack of cooperation from venues and financial institutions. Despite all this, Selena's talent, energy, and perseverance easily won the hearts of a rapidly growing fan base. Read More »

Google Adds ESET Malware Detection to Chrome

Meanwhile, the Chrome Cleanup Tool has been upgraded with better unwanted software detection and removal. "We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before, meaning more people can benefit from Chrome Cleanup", explains Philippe Rivard, product manager, Chrome Cleanup, in a blog post . Read More »

Many US consumers favor iPhone 7 over 8

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According to DigiTimes , Foxconn will be shipping around 46,500 units of Apple's "all-screen" phone from its assembling facilities, but that small a number for a worldwide population definitely means that you will have to wait for weeks in an attempt to finally own one. Read More »

Xbox One Fall Update is Now Available

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Microsoft has also improved the console's screen-dimming to better prevent ghosting when the screen is dimmed and when Xbox Live notification snapshots are showing. In previous versions of the Xbox One Guide, when a notification wasn't dismissed, it would be added to a dedicated tab in toward the bottom of the menu. Read More »

Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront 2 PS4 Bundles Revealed

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The limited edition PS4 bundles for the upcoming Electronic Arts video game Star Wars: Battlefront II have been revealed. Tune in for more from our friends at EA on October 19. The Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle will hit shelves across the US and Canada on November 14, 2017 for $449.99 USD (MSRP) / $549.99 CAD (MSRP). It will most likely cost around $299, and will be available on November 17. Read More »

Samsung launches smart IoT tracker Connect Tag

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As one of the main benefits of NB-IoT is its greater power efficiency, the Connect Tag can go a whole week without needing a recharge, according to Samsung. It can also be tied into Samsung's own SmartThings ecosystem of smart devices and home appliances. Or, you can set up a geo-fence around your kid's school so you get a notification on your phone when they arrive or leave that area. Read More »

OnePlus 3, 3T ready to receive the OxygenOS Android Oreo Open Beta

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While nearly all tech manufacturers and brands today collect user data in some form or another, the difference with OnePlus and its OxygenOS operating system is that data such as the phone number, phone's IMEI, serial number, cellular number, MAC address, mobile network name, IMSI prefix, and wireless network ESSID and BSSID to user data like reboot, charging, screen timestamps as well as application timestamps are also collected. Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 comes with QHD screen, F/1.6 dual Leica camera

A chart produced by Huawei showed that in a minute the Mate Pro is able to recognise 2,005 photos, while the iPhone 7 Plus 487 and the Samsung S8 just 95. The front camera is 8MP, with an f/2 aperture. It's bright - 30% brighter than last year's in fact - with a claimed peak brightness of 730cd/m2. Huawei has yet to share an official release date for the Middle East, but we hope to hear more about the Mate 10 Pro launch date in the future and will update here when we officially know more. Read More »

Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

Vietnam is prone to destructive storms and flooding due to its long coastline. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Khanun is expected to weaken to a tropical depression in the Tonkin Gulf later Monday and heavy rains are forecast in northeastern Vietnam. Read More »