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Cameras mounted outside ISS capture amazing views of three powerful hurricanes

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 18:51

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Cameras installed on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) have clicked superb sights of three powerful hurricanes on August 30 when they whisked across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Samsung unveils Gear S3 smartwatch

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 13:36

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At the IFA event this week, South Korean device manufacturer Samsung unveiled its Gear S3 smartwatch. The new smartwatch comes with a number of noteworthy new features, thereby unfolding a significant enhancement over the already potent Gear S2 smartwatch.

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Alphabet is shifting some Nest engineers to Google

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 14:11

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In a move which hints at tech giant Google's intensified efforts in the 'smart home' arena, Google's parent company Alphabet is shifting some engineers to Google from its Nest Labs subsidiary, which is Alphabet's standalone smart-home gadgets company.

 

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Apple sued by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners affected by ‘Touch Disease’ problem

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:21

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In a proposed US-wide class-action lawsuit filed in California's Northern District federal court on Saturday, owners of tech giant Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets have complained that their handsets suffer from a design defect which causes a gradual unresponsiveness of the touchscreens of the devices, eventually making them inoperable.

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Microsoft launches dedicated website for reporting hate speech

Mon, 08/29/2016 - 13:35

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In an announcement made on Friday, software biggie Microsoft said that it has launched a dedicated website, to facilitate people in reporting hate speech in its consumer communities.

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Apple Watch 2 expected to come with some noteworthy new features

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:45

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With tech biggie Apple expected to unveil the second version of its Apple Watch smartwatch -- Apple Watch 2 -- next month, several reports and rumors of the new Apple wearable have hinted that the device will boast some noteworthy features.

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Facebook’s ‘Trending’ section is getting a makeover

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 13:38

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In a Friday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is giving a makeover to the 'Trending' section on its homepage, specifically to eliminate its hot topics which show up next to descriptions which are written by humans.

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Google adds two popular games -- Solitaire and Tic-tac-toe -- to Search

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 13:34

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In a recent announcement, Web search giant Google has revealed that it is rolling out two popular, classic games -- Solitaire and Tic-tac-toe -- straight into its search engine and standalone Google Search app.

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HP Inc. posts better than expected financial results for its fiscal Q3

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 13:10

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On Wednesday, personal computer and printer manufacturer HP Inc. reported the earnings for its fiscal third-quarter, posting higher-than-estimated quarterly revenue and profit figures, thanks to the fact that demand for the HP notebooks has recovered.

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Tesla announces new Model S and X versions with upgraded battery, super fast acceleration

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:24

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In a Tuesday announcement, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors said that the new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X crossover will be equipped with a new upgraded battery pack -- to offer a longer battery range -- and will be capable of super fast acceleration.

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Google announces the launch of Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 13:44

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In an announcement made on Monday, August 22, tech giant Google said that it is launching the much-anticipated next-generation version of its Android mobile operating system --- Android 7.0 'Nougat.' The latest Android version comes with a number of new features and enhancements.

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Facebook’s launches new teen-centric app --- ‘Lifestage’

Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:19

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In a move which will enable Facebook to build a stronger base of teenage users, a new teen-centric app has recently been launched by the social network, to allow high-school students and young college-goers to connect with one another.

The new app released by Facebook is called 'Lifestage.' It is presently available only on the iOS platform.

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Lyft seeking $9B buyout, Uber not willing to pay more than $2B

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:27

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With regard to ride-hailing company Lyft's reported attempts to seek a $9 billion buyout, unidentified sources familiar with the proceedings have told Bloomberg that Lyft's bigger rival Uber is apparently interested in the acquisition.

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Recode: Lyft had recently sought $9B in buyout offer

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 13:26

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According to a Recode report, San Francisco-based rise-hailing company Lyft was recently seeking an amount of $9 million in a buyout offer, but it apparently failed to secure any serious interest from prospective buyers.

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Uber signs $300M deal with Volvo; acquires startup Otto

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 13:16

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In a move which will potentially enable Uber to advance its ambitions of building self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service, the company announced on Thursday that it has inked a $300 million deal with automaker Volvo, and has also acquired a startup called Otto which develops self-driving technology for big-rig trucks.

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Instagram introduces new ‘Event Channel’ feature

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:50

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In a recent announcement, Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service Instagram said that it is launching a new feature for curating user-generated videos of concerts and sports events.

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Ford plans to build a fleet of fully autonomous vehicle by 2021

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 13:18

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Bigwig automaker Ford Motor Co. revealed in an announcement on Tuesday that, by the year 2021, it plans to commence the mass production of a fully autonomous vehicle.

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