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Microsoft, BlackBerry team up to make mobile phones more secure Microsoft, BlackBerry team up to make mobile phones more secure
- March 20, 2018

BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge has been billed as "a first-of-its-kind" way to provide a secure environment for users of Microsoft's mobile apps, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Together with BlackBerry, we will take this to the next level and provide enterprises with a new standard for secure productivity, said Microsoft's Judson Althoff. (more...)
Watch Today's Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 Presentation Here Watch Today's Nindies Showcase Spring 2018 Presentation Here
- March 20, 2018

The Nindies Spring Showcase kicks off at 9:00 a.m. PST! Unfortunately, a release date for Hollow Knight will not be announced today. Nintendo always keeps everything close to the vest, and this latest event is no different, as leaks and rumors have been virtually nonexistent ever since Nintendo revealed that it would be holding another showcase last Friday in an email to members of the press. (more...)
Four militants killed in ongoing Kupwara encounter: Army Four militants killed in ongoing Kupwara encounter: Army
- March 20, 2018

The encounter broke out in Arampora area as security forces launched an operation after terrorists had opened fire on an Army patrol, an Army official said. Meanwhile, reinforcement of Para Commandos have been rushed to the area and they joined the operation. Militant groups are engaged in a guerrilla war with Indian troops in the region since 1989. (more...)
HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ debut with tall screens, attractive prices HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ debut with tall screens, attractive prices
- March 20, 2018

The HTC Desire 12 sports a 5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) display , while the phone is fueled by the MT6739 64-bit quad-core SoC. Battery-wise, the smaller phone is packing a 2,730mAh cell, with the larger unit getting a slight bump to a 2,956mAh power pack. (more...)
Lenovo S5 announced: Specifications, price, release date and more Lenovo S5 announced: Specifications, price, release date and more
- March 20, 2018

The Lenovo K5 and K5 Lite are priced at 899 Yuan (S$ 142 / Rs.9,261 approx.) and 699 Yuan (S$ 110 / Rs. 7,200 approx) respectively. The device is backed by a 3,000mAh battery. Reservations for the Lenovo K5 and Lenovo K5 Play have started from today. The Lenovo K5 is powered by the MediaTek MT650 octa-core processor coupled with Mali T860 GPU. (more...)
Gaddafi's son safe in Libya - Lawyer Gaddafi's son safe in Libya - Lawyer
- March 20, 2018

The news was announced by Ayman Abu Ras, the spokesman for the Libyan Popular Front, at a conference in Tunisia, APA reports quoting sputniknews. Mr Gaddafi, the western-friendly face of the former regime, had been held by local militias in the city of Zintan until he was reported to have been released last summer. (more...)
Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift Spied, To Be Launched Soon Mahindra XUV 500 Facelift Spied, To Be Launched Soon
- March 20, 2018

The split air dam at the bottom seen on the outgoing model is now a part of the grille itself. The signature front bumper slits with the fog lamp housings are now slimmer, slightly more angular and with less chrome as compared to its predecessor. (more...)
NMSU falls to Clemson in first round of NCAA tournament NMSU falls to Clemson in first round of NCAA tournament
- March 20, 2018

But the Cavaliers couldn't get anything generated on offense, and the nation's top-ranked defense couldn't contain the America East Conference champions. Auburn cut the margin to 29 points at the 4:17 mark (77-48), but that was as close as the SEC Tigers could get. Also in the same bracket, the 13th seeded College of Charleston will play four seed Auburn. (more...)
Itel S42, A44, and A44 Pro Smartphones With 4G LTE Support and 18:9 Displays Launched Itel S42, A44, and A44 Pro Smartphones With 4G LTE Support and 18:9 Displays Launched
- March 20, 2018

However, the company hasn't announced price and availability details of the iTel A44 Pro. The S42 has a 5.65-inch HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is covered with a 2.5D curved glass. Itel A44 also has 5 megapixels rear camera with LED flash and 5 megapixels front camera with LED flash. On the other hand, the Itel A44 Pro comes with 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels), 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage. (more...)
Desktop Metal gets another $65 million in a round led by Ford Desktop Metal gets another $65 million in a round led by Ford
- March 20, 2018

Desktop Metal , the well-funded metal 3D-printing startup, is adding more money to its coffers from another high-profile investor. The round - which brings total funding to $277m - was led by Ford Motor Company , with participation from existing investor Future Fund. (more...)
This Instagram update will change the way you use Stories forever This Instagram update will change the way you use Stories forever
- March 20, 2018

Tapping on the embedded post once it is posted on your Story will bring up a "see post" button. "We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram" said an Instagram spokesperson when speaking to TechCrunch . (more...)
Petrol, Diesel Rates Hiked Marginally. How Much You Pay In Top Cities Petrol, Diesel Rates Hiked Marginally. How Much You Pay In Top Cities
- March 20, 2018

IOCL announced the new scheme - named "Fuel At Doorstep" - on Twitter. The image posted on Social Media platform shows a truck with a fuel tanker attached to a dispenser. For now, Indian Oil will only home deliver diesel to customers. Incidentally though, this isn't the first such attempt at home-delivery of fuel. Last year, Bengaluru based start-up, ANB fuels had started a similar service of home delivery of petrol and diesel under MyPetrolPump branding. (more...)
Nimbus Data Launches the World's Largest Solid State Drive Nimbus Data Launches the World's Largest Solid State Drive
- March 20, 2018

It's suggested the cost will be similar to current enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis, which is code for "it will be extraordinarily expensive", at least initially. The drive is capable of sequential read and write speeds of up to 500MB/s. Other features of note include quad ECC controllers, embedded capacitors to aid in protecting data in case of power loss and a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours. (more...)
Sudan's Bashir backs Sisi election bid, vows more cooperation with Egypt Sudan's Bashir backs Sisi election bid, vows more cooperation with Egypt
- March 20, 2018

He added that Egypt and Sudan are on the verge of a historic stage due to crises witnessed by the region. "The Sudanese president is paying a visit to Egypt within the framework of continuing consultations between the two presidents and discussing ways to strengthen bilateral relations in all fields", Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radhi said Sunday. (more...)
Were Analysts Bearish EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) This Week?
- March 20, 2018

Chapter Iv Investors Llc who had been investing in Eqt Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $13.39 billion market cap company. The stock has "Buy" rating by KLR Group on Friday, October 23. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EQT from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. (more...)
Autoweb Inc (AUTO) Volatility Rising as Shares Move Autoweb Inc (AUTO) Volatility Rising as Shares Move
- March 20, 2018

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA ) said it will invest an extra $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada Group and tapped a top executive to run the business, as it takes on rivals such as tech titan Amazon in an aggressive expansion in the region. (more...)
Bento, A Feline Known For Appearing In 'Keyboard Cat' Videos, Has Died Bento, A Feline Known For Appearing In 'Keyboard Cat' Videos, Has Died
- March 20, 2018

The sad news was announced by Schmidt on Saturday, who posted a tribute video to the fallen hero. But then, in the shadows, is the Keyboard Cat , awaiting the moment when he will play the protagonist off for good. He'll live forever in our memes". Fellow famous feline Grumpy Cat also broke the news to his 1.47m followers, sharing the tribute video. The video featured footage from the '80s of Schmidt's cat Fatso "playing" the synth keyboard as well; that one has soared upwards of 50 ... (more...)
YouTube Could Be Bringing Picture-in-Picture to its Desktop Client YouTube Could Be Bringing Picture-in-Picture to its Desktop Client
- March 20, 2018

It has been mentioned that this feature is visible on one account but is working on different web browsers like Chrome , Safari , Mac and Chrome OS. A similar feature already exists today on YouTube's app for both iOS and Android . Of course, it's not now known whether Google will roll out this feature to everyone - Abner Li, the author of the article, has YouTube Red so it may be restricted to only subscribers of the service - but I certainly hope so. (more...)
Atari Unveils the Atari VCS Atari Unveils the Atari VCS "Video Computer System" and its Controllers
- March 20, 2018

Atari says the VCS hardware was inspired by the "iconic silhouette" of the original Atari 2600 . We're still awaiting full specifications, but it is understood that the console will bring a "full PC experience" to your TV. It was a hard decision with the countdown underway, but we weren't willing to go forward with even one thing out of alignment. The hope is that all of this becomes clearer when Atari makes its April announcement - not only when we can expect the console to actually ... (more...)
LinkedIn adds new feature to let you 'ask for a referral' LinkedIn adds new feature to let you 'ask for a referral'
- March 20, 2018

The company said the feature has been developed based on research into how people find new jobs. On the desktop, you can click on the new job search filter to look for those jobs "in your network". LinkedIn team mentioned that job applications with referrals are 4X more likely to get a response back from a company. "In fact, the #1 way that job seekers have reported first discovering a job, was through someone they knew". (more...)
Magic Leap invites developers, artists to 'technical preview' of first product Magic Leap invites developers, artists to 'technical preview' of first product
- March 20, 2018

After finally revealing their device previous year, Magic Leap has now released a Preview version of the SDK for their mixed reality headset. In addition to the Creator Portal and SDK technical previews, creators can also download technical preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 and Unity for the Magic Leap. (more...)
Facebook Going Head-to-Head with Twitch with Direct PC Livestreaming Facebook Going Head-to-Head with Twitch with Direct PC Livestreaming
- March 20, 2018

Facebook has released a beta of its new Games SDK that aims to let developers build Facebook-based sharing functionality into projects with the goal of boosting community engagement. And Facebook is making the rewards feature available for all PC game developers. On top of livestreaming support, the company intends to add the ability for players to record gaming moments and share videos on Facebook Pages , Groups, and Profiles through a new clipping feature that it is now working on. (more...)
Prosecutors Call for Arrest of Former South Korean President Lee Prosecutors Call for Arrest of Former South Korean President Lee
- March 20, 2018

South Korean media quoted a senior prosecutor as saying, "Each accusation is a significant offense that requires formal arrest". Lee's immediate successor, Park Geun Hye, was removed from office a year ago after being impeached and is now standing trial on charges of bribery, abuse of power and coercion. (more...)
Ever Buy an Original PS3? Sony May Owe You $65 Ever Buy an Original PS3? Sony May Owe You $65
- March 19, 2018

Sony silently dumped the computer operating system feature with a firmware update in the year 2010 as the Linux thing did not actually pan out. If so, you may have just earned up to $65 - and you've got exactly one month to claim your money. (more...)
After closing down Paragon, Epic makes its assets free-as-in-speech After closing down Paragon, Epic makes its assets free-as-in-speech
- March 19, 2018

These assets are now available for download in the Unreal Engine Marketplace , so be sure to download them right away. The released assets include files for 20 Paragon hero characters , complete with "base meshes, thousands of textures, VFX and animation cycles, and dialogue with hundreds of sound cues", Epic said. (more...)