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Samsung Galaxy S9 Active Alleged Specs Revealed Online Samsung Galaxy S9 Active Alleged Specs Revealed Online
- April 25, 2018

The device is expected to be named Samsung Galaxy S9 Active since the company had launched a handset past year with model number SM-G892 and named it Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. However, all of these are mere speculations at the moment and the real phone might turn out to be different. Much like its previous generations, the Galaxy S9 Active will also be a more durable and rugged variant of the Galaxy S9 series. (more...)
Samsung launches 970 PRO and EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs Samsung launches 970 PRO and EVO M.2 NVMe SSDs
- April 25, 2018

While the read speed of the 970 SSDs remains the same as the 960s at 3,500MB/s, everything else has been improved. The 970 Pro specifically reaches up to 3,500 MB/s and 2,700 MB/s sequential read and write speeds, respectively, which Samsung claims to be 30% faster than the last generation. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ confirmed to feature 6.1-inch QHD+ 'Super Bright Display' LG G7 ThinQ confirmed to feature 6.1-inch QHD+ 'Super Bright Display'
- April 25, 2018

It's also worth noting that the G7 ThinQ isn't mentioned by name, rather the benchmark is for a phone with the model number LGE LM-G710, but it's a number that's been linked to the G7 ThinQ in the past and given that it sports flagship specs the LG G7 ThinQ is the obvious candidate. (more...)
BMW iX3 concept previews the electric X3 BMW iX3 concept previews the electric X3
- April 25, 2018

The iX3 is powered by BMW's fifth-generation electric motor that generates maximum output of over 200kW (~268bhp). The iX3 concept is a thinly disguised version of the production version with its exterior styling that isn't all that different from the standard X3. (more...)
Apple Releases Minor iOS 11.3.1 Update for iPhone and iPad Apple Releases Minor iOS 11.3.1 Update for iPhone and iPad
- April 25, 2018

However, consumers should be able to get it very soon as well, so here is what you can expect from the new iOS 11.3.1 build. The iOS 11.3.1 update is available for download on all iPhones, iPads and iPods running iOS 11. iOS 11.3's major additions included new Animoji, new privacy features, and the ability to turn off battery throttling. The update weighs around 47MB if downloaded as an Over-The-Air update. (more...)
Facebook opens Authorization tab in Page settings for advertisers running political ads Facebook opens Authorization tab in Page settings for advertisers running political ads
- April 25, 2018

For ad targeting, Facebook said it analyzes people's activity on the social network, everything including their reactions, comments, posts, pages they follow, articles they read, personal information shared, etc. But Williamson said some of Facebook's momentum was already fading due to other factors such as disinformation, social media fatigue and new platforms attracting young people. (more...)
Hackers Have Apparently Found An 'Unpatchable' Way To Hack The Switch Hackers Have Apparently Found An 'Unpatchable' Way To Hack The Switch
- April 25, 2018

In other words, running an alternate operating system or other unofficial software could destroy your console. The earlier software-level exploits of Nintendo systems could be mitigated through downloadable system updates that Nintendo attempts to force on the users by making them a need for new software and access to Nintendo's online servers. (more...)
WhatsApp to raise its minimum age to 16 in Europe WhatsApp to raise its minimum age to 16 in Europe
- April 25, 2018

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook , will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 when they are prompted to accept new terms of service and an updated privacy policy in the coming weeks. Facebook itself is under scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers around the world since disclosing last month that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica , setting off wider concerns about how it handles user data. (more...)
Xiaomi officially confirms April 25 launch for Mi 6X (Mi A2)
- April 25, 2018

Along with this, it is also the thinnest Redmi Note series smartphone. A lot has been rumoured about the Xiaomi Mi 6X. For those unaware, Xiaomi makes its gadgets available via weekly flash sales, however, now the Redmi Note 5 will be made available for a period of 24-hour sale. (more...)
How 'Destiny 2: Warmind' Ranked Crucible System Works And The Seasonal Rewards How 'Destiny 2: Warmind' Ranked Crucible System Works And The Seasonal Rewards
- April 25, 2018

You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. They've revealed new story elements that revolve around Rasputin, Clovis Bray, Ana Bray , and a melting polar ice cap on Mars. (more...)
Facebook regularly shared user data, claims app creator Facebook regularly shared user data, claims app creator
- April 25, 2018

More to the point, while many largely dormant users may have logged in to check their security settings, there wasn't much short-term decline in usage of the Facebook app. In Tuesday's press conference, Mitchell disputed reports that not all the data was deleted. During the briefing, Mitchell pointed the finger at everyone but the firm that was paying him. (more...)
Airtel Q4 net profit tumbles 78 per cent to Rs 83 crore Airtel Q4 net profit tumbles 78 per cent to Rs 83 crore
- April 25, 2018

Dividend of Rs 14 per equity share for the year ended March 2018 has been recommended by the Board of Directors in its meeting held on April 23, 2018. In fact, Bharti Infratel has turned out to be a saviour for Airtel in more ways than one. Shares of BHARTI INFRATEL LTD. was last trading in BSE at Rs.328.4 as compared to the previous close of Rs. (more...)
Instagram Rolls Download Tool for Downloading Your Photos and Posts Instagram Rolls Download Tool for Downloading Your Photos and Posts
- April 25, 2018

Instead, we recommend you perform a Data Download request from a web browser. Once your data is ready to go, you'll have offline copies of your photos, videos, any stories you've archived, comments, direct messages, and your profile info. (more...)
KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709 KB4093105 for Windows 10 version 1709
- April 24, 2018

As you might guess from the name, this is a version of Windows 10 where the focus is on reduced size. This particular edition started shipping with the release of Windows 10 for those in the Skip Ahead build of Windows 10. It lacks many Windows 10 features and has a 2GB smaller installation size. Lucan points out that this version does not include the normal restrictions that are usually found in Windows 10 S version. (more...)
Nvidia (NVDA) Raised to Overweight at Morgan Stanley
- April 24, 2018

Jump Trading Llc reported 13,834 shares. Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has declined 10.68% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.76% the S&P500. 317.44 million shares or 1.24% less from 321.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.4/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 34.2%. (more...)
Vincent Bollore Detained By Police Amid Corruption Probe Involving Havas Vincent Bollore Detained By Police Amid Corruption Probe Involving Havas
- April 24, 2018

Groupe Bollore confirmed in a statement its African business interests were under investigation and said the probe related to the billing for work carried out in Guinea and Togo between 2009 and 2010 by its communications business Havas Worldwide. (more...)
Google introduces new job search experience in India Google introduces new job search experience in India
- April 24, 2018

With this feature, all white and blue-collar job seekers can find employment opportunities easily. Google says it has a deep collaboration with the job matching industry. "Job search websites are still complicated to job seekers, requiring candidates to register and fill in a lot of information", said Ariya Banomyong, managing director of LINE Thailand. (more...)
Here's Everything That's Changing in Spotify's Free Mobile App Here's Everything That's Changing in Spotify's Free Mobile App
- April 24, 2018

Spotify announced it will use machine learning to augment its free-tier service, TechCrunch reported . Spotify now offers two tiers; an ad-free option that costs £9.99 per month and lets you listen to all of the songs in its library, create playlists and download music to listen to offline; and a free ad-supported version that only lets you listen to shuffled songs. (more...)
Huawei P20 Pro Lands in India for Rs 64999 Huawei P20 Pro Lands in India for Rs 64999
- April 24, 2018

Other features include the Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 skin on top. Announced last month in Paris, the smartphone is finally coming to India. As for the pricing, The Huawei P20 Pro costs Rs 64,999, whereas the P20 Lite costs Rs 19,999 in India. (more...)
Careem hacked, 14 million users' personal data stolen by massive cyber-attack Careem hacked, 14 million users' personal data stolen by massive cyber-attack
- April 24, 2018

At the time of the attack, Careem had 14 million customers and 558,000 drivers on its platform operating in 78 cities across the region, a company spokesman said. "As online criminals' methods and tactics continue to evolve and become ever more sophisticated, it is our duty to meet these threats", Careem acknowledged. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 cellular to launch in India on May 11 Apple Watch Series 3 cellular to launch in India on May 11
- April 24, 2018

The company will also be allowing users to use the same number on both their smartphones and the Apple Watch 3 . Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular will come to India with Reliance Jio partnership. Though, the Watch Series 3's exterior outlook is similar to the previous generation, but inside it comes packed with a truckload of hardware including the LTE modem, powerful and faster proprietary dual-core (70 percent better than Series 2) backed by wireless W2 chip (85 percent faster Wi-Fi ... (more...)
Mystery holes in Arctic ice baffle NASA Mystery holes in Arctic ice baffle NASA
- April 24, 2018

That would account for the wavy pattern on part of the ice , but the obvious holes are harder to explain. "We saw these sorta-circular features only for a few minutes today". "I'm not sure what kind of dynamics could lead to the semi-circle shaped features surrounding the holes", he says. It has also been suggested it could be due to the way the water washes over the snow and ice as seals come up for air. (more...)
Uranus is full of gas that smells like rotten eggs Uranus is full of gas that smells like rotten eggs
- April 24, 2018

Scientists have confirmed that the seventh planet from the sun is swathed by clouds that carry the distinctly foul odor of rotten eggs , thanks to the presence of hydrogen sulfide . It's interesting to note that Gemini's Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) was created to study explosive environments around the supermassive black holes found at the center of far-away galaxies. (more...)
Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4 Tied up: Giannis' tip-in lifts Bucks over Celtics in Game 4
- April 24, 2018

That's what makes his nickname work, of course, but he made two key plays down the stretch of today's series-tying Bucks win over the Celtics that really demonstrated how special he is, both physically and from a basketball IQ standpoint. (more...)
Doom is getting a new movie from Universal Pictures Doom is getting a new movie from Universal Pictures
- April 24, 2018

As such, even though the movie is being made right now, it won't likely make it to the big screen as its predecessor did. So odds are it wont get a theatrical release and instead go "straight-to-video" or to streaming services like Netflix . (more...)