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Marketing material confirms Nokia X with a notch Marketing material confirms Nokia X with a notch
- April 27, 2018

The company also posted about the marking the 13th-anniversary of the Nokia N-series smartphones today, April 27, with some reports predicting that this week long event could witness the revival of more than one Nokia series smartphones. The rear panel bears a close resemblance with that of the Nokia 7 Plus with respect to the colour scheme and camera placement. The main highlight of the Nokia X6 is the integration of a notch identical to that of an iPhone X. (more...)
Deadpool 2 trailer: Ryan Reynolds' character leaves Marvel's Kevin Feige impressed Deadpool 2 trailer: Ryan Reynolds' character leaves Marvel's Kevin Feige impressed
- April 27, 2018

He continued: "But there's 10 percent we're starting to go, 'What's going to be best?' And some of that is you can take cues from everything we've done in the 22 movies before those - which is sequels to existing characters, new interpretation of existing characters and trying whole new swings with stuff that most people never heard of". (more...)
Spectacles 2.0 Promise to Actually Be Good This Time Spectacles 2.0 Promise to Actually Be Good This Time
- April 26, 2018

Instead of staffing and placing vending machines in random locations, the company is only selling its glasses directly to consumers through Spectacles.com . Snap has also added a second microphone, which the company says should help increase overall audio capture quality, particularly when it comes to capturing dialogue. (more...)
India's Bharti Infratel, Indus merging to form $14.6 billion telecom tower giant India's Bharti Infratel, Indus merging to form $14.6 billion telecom tower giant
- April 26, 2018

KKR and CPPIB previous year bought a combined stake of more than 10 per cent of Bharti Infratel. Vodafone will be issued 783.1 million new shares equivalent to its 42 per cent shareholding in Indus Towers. Currently, Indus Tower (Indus) operates in 15 circles and has 123,639 towers whereas Bharti Infratel is operates in 7 circles and has nearly 1/3rd the number of Towers. (more...)
Google launches new to-do app called Google Tasks Google launches new to-do app called Google Tasks
- April 26, 2018

The next feature under the confidential mode is password itself. In case you don't like it and want to roll back to the old design, click the gear icon and choose " Go back to classic Gmail " option . Google Tasks is a new mobile app released on Wednesday for both iPhone and Android . The mobile app is getting high-priority notifications so that you don't miss important emails, as well as suggestions to unsubscribe from newsletters and offers you don't really read. (more...)
Markets off to flat start, Nifty close to 10600-mark Markets off to flat start, Nifty close to 10600-mark
- April 26, 2018

The YES Bank stock rose in afternoon trade after the lender reported earnings that came above market expectations. The Sensex touched a high of 34,747.97 points and a low of 34,505.62 points during the intra-day trade. 435.98 crore, while foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs. 304.79 crore yesterday, provisional data showed. Australian stocks edged up 0.2 percent and Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent. (more...)
Following controversial redesign, Snapchat testing new Stories interface Following controversial redesign, Snapchat testing new Stories interface
- April 26, 2018

It looks like no social media platform is safe from fake news after screenshots of messages were circulating with users saying that Snapchat would be deleting all the saved pictures, known in Snapchat as " Memories ", of users who didn't share the image with all their friends. (more...)
Tatsumi Kimishima Will Be Stepping Down As Nintendo President In June Tatsumi Kimishima Will Be Stepping Down As Nintendo President In June
- April 26, 2018

That's a lot, and it speaks to Nintendo's strong ambition for the year, which makes sense given a new Smash Bros. game is on the way . Shuntaro Furukawa has been announced as the new Nintendo president and representative director, coinciding with the news that the outgoing president Tatsumi Kimishima will retire in June. (more...)
WASP-104b: Hot Jupiter Could Be Darkest Planet Ever Discovered WASP-104b: Hot Jupiter Could Be Darkest Planet Ever Discovered
- April 26, 2018

Researchers did not discover WASP-104b, but they did bring its impressive darkness to light after poring over data provided by the Kepler space telescope . It can be counted as one of the top three darkest planets existing. Mocnik said that there will a permanent dark side and permanent bright side as the planet is tidally locked to its star and it completes its full orbit in 1.76 days due to its proximity to its host star. (more...)
Don't Forget to Wear Denim Wednesday Don't Forget to Wear Denim Wednesday
- April 26, 2018

Peace Over Violence championed Denim Day in Los Angeles in 1999 as part of an global protest following the Italian Supreme Court's decision to overturn a rape conviction. "This Denim Day we've expanded our signature message, which I know many of you know, that 'There's no excuse and never an invitation to rape,"' Giggans said during a news conference outside City Hall. (more...)
OnePlus 6 launches 16 May: here's everything we know so far OnePlus 6 launches 16 May: here's everything we know so far
- April 26, 2018

Last year, OnePlus had partnered with Disney for a Star Wars Limited Edition variant of the OnePlus 5T smartphone . This time around, it isn't a feature, but, the OnePlus 6 Avengers Limited Edition which will launch along with the regular OnePlus 6 in India on May 17th. (more...)
Snappables: the new SnapChat Lenses for playing games Snappables: the new SnapChat Lenses for playing games
- April 26, 2018

You can even send your friend a Snap of you playing the game and your friend can join in your game. These let you play games - like a dance-off or basketball - through touch, motion, and facial expressions. While some games are multiplayer, others challenge you to beat the high score of a friend. Snap Inc. has just revealed that it is introducing a set of augmented reality games to its Snapchat app soon. (more...)
YouTube Kids Amplifies Parental Controls, Including Ability To Whitelist All Videos, Channels YouTube Kids Amplifies Parental Controls, Including Ability To Whitelist All Videos, Channels
- April 26, 2018

In a third new option, the YouTube Kids team and its partners will offer collections of trusted channels on subjects such as arts and crafts, music and sport, starting this week. YouTube Kids was introduced in 2015 for children of preschool age and older, and it says it has more than 11 million weekly viewers. Beginning this week, parents will be able to select "trusted channels" and topics that their children can access on the app, like " Sesame Workshop " or "learning", that have been ... (more...)
Polestar prices upcoming Polestar 1 hybrid coupe Polestar prices upcoming Polestar 1 hybrid coupe
- April 26, 2018

Lynk&Co has confirmed its first European vehicle, the 01 SUV , will be a plug-in hybrid , and will spearhead a range of models that will offer only plug-in hybrid and electric variants. In another first, side-by-side on stage, the company is displaying its three globally-available Volvo SUVs: the XC90, XC60 and the new XC40. Volvo expects this trend to continue as China has a growing middle-class and the country's "growth trends [are] driven by domestic consumption". (more...)
Google now switching Android gun emoji to water pistol Google now switching Android gun emoji to water pistol
- April 25, 2018

Google is now the latest to match Apple's design direction on the gun emoji with the upcoming version of Android. Companies make the change to avoid cross-platform communication issues: sending a toy gun emoji in a message and having it shows up as a real gun on a different platform could cause problems. (more...)
Uranus smells like farts, rotten eggs according to Oxford researchers Uranus smells like farts, rotten eggs according to Oxford researchers
- April 25, 2018

A global research team of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, using spectroscopes, have found hydrogen sulfide in the clouds or Uranus, NASA said on Tuesday. "If an unfortunate human were ever to descend through Uranus's clouds, they would be met with very unpleasant and odoriferous conditions", Patrick Irwin a physicist at the University of Oxford, who led the study, said in a statement. (more...)
PlayStation Plus Lineup for May 2018 Announced PlayStation Plus Lineup for May 2018 Announced
- April 25, 2018

Enough to want some more of those games on PlayStation 4 , right? However, if you haven't and you're wondering if Cage's unique brand of storytelling is for you, this is a good opportunity to find out. Risen 3: Titan Lords and Eat Them will be available for the PlayStation 3 while King Oddball and Furmins will be available for the Vita. So, all in all, this isn't a bad line up of PlayStation Plus games, assuming you haven't already played them. (more...)
Belgian Gaming Commission declares loot boxes illegal Belgian Gaming Commission declares loot boxes illegal
- April 25, 2018

The Gaming Commission also acknowledged that it had only investigated four games ( Overwatch , FIFA, CSGO, and Battlefront II ) and that the issue was likely to be more widespread. He wants to meet with the Gaming Commission, the developers, and the publishers of the games to determine "who should take responsibility where". Then we also have to make sure that they are not confronted with games of chance when they are looking for fun in a video game. (more...)
ESA's new Milky Way map shines with 1.7 billion stars ESA's new Milky Way map shines with 1.7 billion stars
- April 25, 2018

It includes more stars than the first release , and the colours, temperatures, and radii for some of those stars. With all this data, "we can make a map of the whole night sky", said Brown, who described the end result as "stunning". "For some of the brightest stars in the survey, the level of precision equates to Earth-bound observers being able to spot a euro coin lying on the surface of the Moon", says the ESA. (more...)
YouTube Remix could be about to replace Google Play Music YouTube Remix could be about to replace Google Play Music
- April 25, 2018

Now Droid-Life has a report that aims to shed some light on that, and for fans of Google Play Music , it doesn't sound like good news. Furthermore, reports also claim that, YouTube Remix will take a complete different approach to music streaming service. (more...)
Intel (INTC) Shares Sold by State Treasurer State of MI
- April 25, 2018

About 470,847 shares traded. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has declined 7.70% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. Analysts predict $0.71 earnings per share. INTC's profit will be $3.32B for 18.12 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual EPS reported by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -31.87% negative EPS growth. (more...)
Lexus ES Revealed With Sportier Look, More Tech Lexus ES Revealed With Sportier Look, More Tech
- April 25, 2018

It comes in as a hybrid-only model, adopting the badge ES 300h, and is confirmed to go on sale in Australia during the fourth quarter of this year. Part of the taillights are also covered by a wide trim piece that plays host to the car's reverse camera, and there's a small spoiler on the boot lid, with the Lexus logo positioned below it. (more...)
Instagram enables sharing of multiple pictures, videos on Stories all at once Instagram enables sharing of multiple pictures, videos on Stories all at once
- April 25, 2018

The update will allow anyone with connectivity issues - or anyone who is simply a perfectionist about their 'gram - to preview their entire Story prior to posting. Now, when you're sitting at lunch daydreaming about last weekend at the beach and you decide to share a photo, the location sticker will suggest places from near where your media was captured - making it easier to tag that great taco spot, even if you didn't exactly remember what it was called. (more...)
Microsoft to release a Lean Version of Windows 10 Microsoft to release a Lean Version of Windows 10
- April 25, 2018

Microsoft has been trying to make its Windows 10 operating system lighter for less-powerful PCs for some time. This falls on Patch Tuesday similar to the initially expected release date of April 10, which lands it some authenticity. The additional apps and features which are removed consist of RegEdit and CD/DVD writers from the installer. Last but not least, there will be a diagnostic data viewing tool in the security and privacy section that will show more in depth what's happening on ... (more...)
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...)