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Mumbai faces more rain after record downpour Mumbai faces more rain after record downpour
- August 31, 2017

Mumbai: A day after copious rains, the civic authorities have moved to clear roads which have become slushy and strewn with garbage, and are also gearing up to tackle rush of patients in municipal hospitals. According to the disaster management room of MCGM, the water had receded from the KEM Hospital which was flooded yesterday. The Santacruz weather observatory of the India Meteorological Department ( IMD ) registered 331.4 mm rainfall on Tuesday, the heaviest since July 26, 2005 when ... (more...)
Mumbai rains highlights: Heavy rains left India's financial capital crippled Mumbai rains highlights: Heavy rains left India's financial capital crippled
- August 31, 2017

Although the body has not been identified yet, it is suspected to be that of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, HOD Gastroenterology, Bombay Hospital. The Mumbai Police did a good thing by informing the people about the situation of every place on their Twitter account so that people could act so. (more...)
Google opens up Assistant as Cortana and Alexa join forces Google opens up Assistant as Cortana and Alexa join forces
- August 31, 2017

Users will be able to turn to their Echo device and say, " Alexa , open Cortana", or turn to their Windows 10 device and say, "Cortana, open Alexa", the companies said in a statement. Which means there's little strategic reason for Alexa or Cortana to be overly territorial vis-a-vis each other at this point vs - on the flip side - the extra utility they reckon they can reap by agreeing to integrate their products and expanding the relative capabilities of each. (more...)
Instagram now lets you post landscape, portrait photo albums Instagram now lets you post landscape, portrait photo albums
- August 31, 2017

Facebook owned Instagram today is pushing out a new update for its app. Instagram's blog post states "Now, when uploading your photos and videos, you'll have more creative flexibility with the ability to share in landscape and portrait formats". (more...)
Super Meat Boy Forever Coming To The Nintendo Switch In 2018 Super Meat Boy Forever Coming To The Nintendo Switch In 2018
- August 31, 2017

And now, he's back with a vengeance! Meat Boy / Bandage Girl do always run, but there is so much more to the game than running. A new trailer was shown, noting that Dr. Fetus is diabolical) that you'll need to avoid. The game offers the same blisteringly hard platforming action, with a fresh story, and some key new gameplay mechanics to mix things up. (more...)
New Shovel Knight campaign is called King of Cards New Shovel Knight campaign is called King of Cards
- August 31, 2017

We're looking forward to both King of Cards and Battle Mode next year. Step into the regal shoes of King Knight, the Gilded Goon himself, as you shoulder bash and spin jump through all those who would oppose your reign! Get ready to play the final chapter of the Treasure Trove saga once it launches early next year for the Nintendo Switch . (more...)
Apple releases iOS 11 beta 8 with bug fixes and faster animation Apple releases iOS 11 beta 8 with bug fixes and faster animation
- August 30, 2017

The firmware of Apple's smart speaker HomePod and iOS 11 beta have shown several plans that the tech giant has for its customers with latest files revealing that the Apple Watch would soon support new workouts . Those who have signed up for Apple's Beta testing programme will get the OS 11 beta version as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update. While Accenture may be gushing over its new business partnership, Apple is by no means monogamous. (more...)
Smartphone market to see modest growth through 2021: IDC Smartphone market to see modest growth through 2021: IDC
- August 30, 2017

The forecast concludes that the premium sector of the smartphone market will continue to grow, with the average selling price of a handset to increase by over seven per cent this year. IDC notes that this is a big improvement over the 7% decline past year. The firm expects 9.1% shipment growth in 2018 from the iPhone 8 and the new 7S and 7S+ models helping Apple achieve near double-digit growth next year. (more...)
M1, StarHub unveil unlimited mobile data plans M1, StarHub unveil unlimited mobile data plans
- August 30, 2017

On weekdays, StarHub customers can choose from data plans offering 3GB, 4GB, 5GB, 8GB and 15GB, the telco said in a statement on Wednesday (Aug 30). This network will cover high-traffic locations such as transport hubs and shopping belts, and will be rolled out in stages, it added. Without a contract, customers get 25GB of data on the same plan. (more...)
Google to pay €2.42bn fine over unfair shopping search results Google to pay €2.42bn fine over unfair shopping search results
- August 30, 2017

The announcement comes after the company was hit with a $2.6 billion fine on claims it's used its market dominance position to suppress competition from rival services. Microsoft argued that its prices were fair and that it shouldn't have been compelled to give away patented innovation. Intel may finally receive clarity when the EU's top court rules on its legal challenge to a €1.06 billion fine on Sept 6. (more...)
Intex Aqua Note 5.5 with Nougat now available at Rs. 5799 Intex Aqua Note 5.5 with Nougat now available at Rs. 5799
- August 30, 2017

Mentioning about the Specifications , Intex Aqua Style III sports 5-inch FWVGA display with the screen resolution of 480 x 854 Pixels . Talking about the specifications of the smartphone, the latest Intex device boasts of a 5.5-inch HD 720p IPS display and an average screen-to-body ratio of 70.28%. (more...)
Acer launches its slimmest all-in-one desktop Aspire 24 Acer launches its slimmest all-in-one desktop Aspire 24
- August 30, 2017

As for graphics cards, you get the choice of two GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI , or four Radeon RX Vega cards in CrossFire. The Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop will arrive this December with prices starting at $1,999 (about £1,550, AU$2,510) - which is surprisingly low given that Intel's 18-core processor would account for more than half the cost. (more...)
Denuvo DRM Causes Rift Between Sonic Mania Dev And SEGA Denuvo DRM Causes Rift Between Sonic Mania Dev And SEGA
- August 30, 2017

Both of these features were missing from the product page of the game on Steam. Denuvo has been shown to deliver some great results on occasion; Avalanche's Just Cause 3 has still not been cracked to this day. Sega addressed the issues on Sonic Mania's Steam page , with a developer writing that the game "is meant to be played offline and we're investigating reports on that". (more...)
Google announces three third-party speakers with Assistant, plus LG appliance integration Google announces three third-party speakers with Assistant, plus LG appliance integration
- August 30, 2017

It will be available in the colours of black and white. Fewer details available for now on the Panasonic GA10 and the TicHome Mini from Mobvoi . Google Assistant , the company's answer to Siri, Alexa, and other virtual assistants, is coming to a host of devices. (more...)
The Intel Corporation (INTC) Stake Increased by Alpha Cubed Investments LLC The Intel Corporation (INTC) Stake Increased by Alpha Cubed Investments LLC
- August 30, 2017

The stock increased 0.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $39.3. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Credit Agricole S A increased Intel Corp ( INTC ) stake by 1973.12% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. 518,019 are owned by Goldman Sachs. Essex Investment Mgmt Com reported 0.03% stake. Cg Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 113,330 shares. Since March 13, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 3 sales for $2.59 million activity. (more...)
Logitech announces its next-generation gaming mouse and keyboard Logitech announces its next-generation gaming mouse and keyboard
- August 30, 2017

The mouse uses a new optical sensor technology called High Efficiency Rating Optical, or "Hero" that requires very little power, ensuring long battery life. "Romer-G switches have a short-throw actuation at 1.5mm, which means it is 25% faster than the competition's standard mechanical switches", said Logitech. (more...)
Dust off new Dacia Duster Dust off new Dacia Duster
- August 30, 2017

The revised headlamp design includes LED daytime running lights divided into three sections. At the side, the higher belt line adds to the impression of strength and occupant protection. "The Duster's not at the end of its life". The adapted sub-frame is designed for on and off road driving with raised ground clearance of 210 mm, short overhang (822 mm at the front, 820 mm at the rear), and reduced crossing angles (30° angle of attack, 23° ramp angle, and 36° angle of departure). (more...)
Federer overcomes slow start, lapses to edge teen Tiafoe at US Open Federer overcomes slow start, lapses to edge teen Tiafoe at US Open
- August 30, 2017

The women's No. 1 seed, Karolina Pliskova , easily advanced by beating Magda Linette 6-2, 6-1, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko got past Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 in a match that started on Court 17 then was moved indoors at Ashe, and No. (more...)
Cabinet Increases Cess on Luxury Cars And SUVs to 25 Per Cent Cabinet Increases Cess on Luxury Cars And SUVs to 25 Per Cent
- August 30, 2017

While the ordinance has been cleared, it is the next sitting of this panel, slated for September 9, which would finalise the implementation date of the revised cess. Against this, post- GST, the total tax incidence came to 43 %. Diesel engines less than 1500 cc attracted more cess compared to petrol engines. The cess has been increased to 25 per cent from existing 15 per cent which will make cars expensive now. (more...)
Samsung Releases Galaxy J7 Core In Pakistan
- August 30, 2017

Galaxy S7-Series was launched previous year while the Note-4 series phones are a lot older. No confirmation was given yet if the mid-range smartphone will officially be called the "J7 Plus" but the newest variant in the Galaxy J Series is expected to boast specs that are comparable to that of higher range models like Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices. (more...)
OnePlus is giving students a 10 percent discount on its smartphone OnePlus is giving students a 10 percent discount on its smartphone
- August 30, 2017

There are three assignments which given by the OnePlus to students who like to buy OnePlus 5 . If you've been wanting the company's latest flagship, and you're a student, you can now buy the OnePlus 5 with a 10% student discount. The OnePlus 5 powered by 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. (more...)
IFA 2017: Keyboard-Less, Water Resistant BlackBerry Coming Soon IFA 2017: Keyboard-Less, Water Resistant BlackBerry Coming Soon
- August 30, 2017

Earlier this month, BlackBerry launched its KEYOne smartphone in India at Rs 39,990. TCL's François Mahieu told Engadget that they are planning to incorporate IP67 protection against water and dust, as well as a battery life of 26 hours or more, into the new BlackBerry, in keeping with the brand's association with building durable devices. (more...)
Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient Gets Release Date Until Dawn Prequel The Inpatient Gets Release Date
- August 30, 2017

But it was only related in name, with the VR shooter adding nothing to the campy teen slasher lore that you might have been craving. The second title to get a date is the other forthcoming PlayStation VR title from Supermassive Games, The Inpatient , which was revealed to be, in fact, a prequel to Until Dawn . (more...)
New Sonos Smart Speaker To Be Announced 4th October New Sonos Smart Speaker To Be Announced 4th October
- August 30, 2017

Sonos is best known for its high-quality speaker systems that, while often more expensive than other products, provide a first-class multiroom audio experience. Sonos has lagged behind its rivals in bringing a voice-activated speaker to market, but support for different voice platforms could give the company the edge over its rivals, whose speakers only support the voice assistants of their manufacturers. (more...)
Aston Martin back in the black in 2017 Aston Martin back in the black in 2017
- August 30, 2017

Aston plans to change that though and has stated that it will be making every model it produces with hybrid technology inside within a decade. Further out, Aston Martin plans to offer an increasing number of pure electric cars. Palmer also told the FT that Aston Martin would buy in battery cells, but that its EV powertrains would be designed and built in-house. Talk about going zero to 100: Aston Martin, which today has no hybrid cars, will go fully hybrid across the board by the ... (more...)