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Samsung Galaxy S10 codename, RED Hydrogen One delay & more Samsung Galaxy S10 codename, RED Hydrogen One delay & more
- May 04, 2018

If what the new reports we are getting says is true, the Galaxy S10 could redefine the concept of launching early. Well, we've got a snippet of news that hints Samsung wants the S10 to go "beyond" our expectations. The much-rumoured Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone, as it's being dubbed by the media, has appeared in a patent that shows the phone folding horizontally. (more...)
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Analyst Ratings as of May 2, 2018
- May 04, 2018

The shares were sold at an average price of $227.93, for a total transaction of $3,944,784.51. (NASDAQ:RICK) has risen 69.56% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. 113 funds bought stakes and 321 increased stakes. 363.65 million shares or 6.07% less from 387.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Parkwood Limited Liability Com has 1,134 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. (more...)
Google Chrome will now block autoplay videos based on user preferences Google Chrome will now block autoplay videos based on user preferences
- May 04, 2018

Over the course of the last few years, Chrome and other browser vendors have started to combat this , but for the most part, those solutions relied on the user explicitly taking action. There were some exceptions, though, with autoplay videos allowed if they have no audio or are muted by default. Chrome begins with a list of more than a thousand sites where Google found that the browser's users typically played audio or video with sound. (more...)
NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space Travelers NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space Travelers
- May 04, 2018

Nuclear reactors on the Moon or Mars could power human or robotic space exploration after successful tests on Earth . The tests, dubbed Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment, were conducted at National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Nevada facility over last five months. (more...)
Nokia X Hands-On Video Reveals its Design from All Angles Nokia X Hands-On Video Reveals its Design from All Angles
- May 04, 2018

Continuing with the rest of the features with which the Nokia X6 will supposedly count, they point to two different versions. However, official pricing details and specs are not available. The iPhone X's display achieves a corner-to-corner display thanks to Apple's smart use of flexible OLED screens. Powering the Nokia 6 .1 is the Snapdragon 630 chipset, which has been coupled with 3GB of RAM. (more...)
Instagram launches payment app for online purchase Instagram launches payment app for online purchase
- May 04, 2018

TechCrunch reader Genady Okrain first tipped us off to the payment feature. The payment feature appears under "Settings" inside the app, with an option to add debit or credit card information, and track previous payments. With its polished pictures and plethora of brands, shopping through Instagram could prove popular and give businesses a big new reason to advertise on the app. (more...)
Instagram To Filter Out Any Comments It Deems 'Bullying' Instagram To Filter Out Any Comments It Deems 'Bullying'
- May 04, 2018

Instagram is adding a bully filter meant to hide harassing comments on its popular photo-oriented social media site, the company announced Tuesday. Instagram, like other social media sites including Twitter and YouTube, has become an easy place to shame or offend, something the company acknowledged a year ago. (more...)
Airtel Launched Rs.129 Recharge Pack to take on Jio Airtel Launched Rs.129 Recharge Pack to take on Jio
- May 04, 2018

Every telecom operator is launching its new plans to compete with the prepaid plans of Reliance Jio . 3GB offers are also provided by Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel . Vodafone also has Rs 509 pack where it offers 1.4 GB per day for 90 days and Rs 549 which gives 3.5 GB per day for 28 days. Users will also get 100 free SMS per day in the Airtel Recharge plan 229. (more...)
Amazon halts Seattle building awaiting council tax vote Amazon halts Seattle building awaiting council tax vote
- May 04, 2018

There are more than 45,000 Amazon employees in Seattle and its expansion in the city would have created 7,000 new jobs for the company. "Our firm was notified late in the day yesterday to pause the project pending the resolution of the head-tax issue that the City Council is now deliberating, so we are suspending our work immediately on the project based on that direction", said architect Peter Krech at Graphite Design Group, which designed the 17-story Block 18 tower. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference? LG G7 ThinQ vs Huawei P20 Pro: What's the difference?
- May 04, 2018

Further, it sports a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2240 pixel resolution and almost a 19:9 aspect ratio. The Huawei P20 Pro is the first phone to come with a triple rear camera setup while Huawei P20 Lite has dual rear cameras. (more...)
New Study Reveals How Birds Might Have Developed Beaks New Study Reveals How Birds Might Have Developed Beaks
- May 04, 2018

Ichthyornis dispar is the name of a creature with the now-oldest bird beak in the world. "I bet they smelled like fish and squabbled all the time". The researchers said their findings could trace how the skulls of modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian predecessor until they finally developed their beaks. (more...)
Tech And Car Giants Warned By FTC Over Warranty Issues Tech And Car Giants Warned By FTC Over Warranty Issues
- May 04, 2018

At that time the FTC would not reveal which companies it was targeting. The letters were obtained by Motherboard via a Freedom of Information Act request. According to the notice, the companies all send their devices with a plastic seal which claim that if a customer were to remove it, that the warranty for said device has been voided. (more...)
Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI Facebook uses public Instagram images to train image recognition AI
- May 04, 2018

Since Facebook owns Instagram , it is no surprise that the company used the photo-sharing service's big image database to improve the platform's image recognition capabilities. These are the questions of 2018, but they're also issues that Facebook is undoubtedly growing more sensitive to out of self-preservation. More like identifying between two dog breeds, plans, food and more instead of identifying between two human beings. (more...)
God Of War Is Now The Fastest Selling PS4 Exclusive God Of War Is Now The Fastest Selling PS4 Exclusive
- May 03, 2018

Keep in mind that Sony has used the word "sold" not "shipped" which in this case essentially means that 3.1 million PS4 owners have bought the game in just three days of its release date. God Of War's default controls is similar to the Souls, which is quite different from the original games . With the PS4 Slim being the number one seller followed by the God of War Limited Edition PS4 Pro and then the standard PS4 Pro. (more...)
'Arrow' Just Lost Another Original Character Before Season 7 'Arrow' Just Lost Another Original Character Before Season 7
- May 03, 2018

Getting back to Arrow , it appears as though this particular show is going through a time of change. While Quentin's relationship started out antagonistic with protagonist Oliver Queen in the earlier seasons of the show, the two have grown closer over the years. (more...)
Zenfone Live L1 is ASUS's first Android GO smartphone Zenfone Live L1 is ASUS's first Android GO smartphone
- May 03, 2018

ASUS has launched a new entry-level smartphone for the Indonesian market. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 might lose its stock Android advantage, though, if and when Xiaomi brings the Mi A2 with Android One affiliations later this year. The Vodafone extra data offer is valid till July 31, 2018. The Zenfone Live L1 sports a 5.45-inch IPS display with HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution. (more...)
Stephen Hawking's final paper was just published - and it's mindblowing Stephen Hawking's final paper was just published - and it's mindblowing
- May 03, 2018

But some have proposed that, on a grander global scale, inflation goes on for ever, giving rise to a " multiverse " - a number of different universes with their own laws of physics. The researchers developed a variation of the holographic principle that projects the time dimension in eternal inflation, which allowed them to describe the concept without having to rely on general relativity. (more...)
Hawaii May Be The First State To Ban Reef-Killing Sunscreens Hawaii May Be The First State To Ban Reef-Killing Sunscreens
- May 03, 2018

Senate Bill 2571 would ban the sale of sunscreens with oxybenzone and octynoxate. If signed, the ban would start in 2021. Separately, the Huffington Post noted that the bill affects the sale and distribution of sunscreens with the two chemicals, but does not cover prescription sunscreens that happen to include the chemicals among their ingredients. (more...)
Brokerages Expect Comcast (CMCSA) to Post $0.61 EPS
- May 02, 2018

The stock decreased 1.32% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $31.39. About 6.19M shares traded. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Lc has 0.97% invested in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA ). (NASDAQ:STMP) for 17,566 shares. (NASDAQ:STMP) for 21,350 shares. Leucadia Natl Corporation, New York-based fund reported 13,192 shares. 443,656 are held by Samlyn Cap Ltd Liability Corporation. (more...)
Xiaomi launches Mi Music and Mi Video Apps in India Xiaomi launches Mi Music and Mi Video Apps in India
- May 02, 2018

The company will offer 13 million songs for its music streaming service that will pan 11 Indic languages. " Mi Music " is a pre-installed music app which offers an integrated music streaming service along with the ability to store offline music and has almost seven million daily active users in India, the statement said. (more...)
Cambridge Analytica-connected researcher paid for Twitter data access Cambridge Analytica-connected researcher paid for Twitter data access
- May 02, 2018

Cambridge Analytica is a data analytics firm which has been recently in the news due to a data harvesting scandal where they used siphoned data from Facebook in the 2016 Trump electoral campaign. According to the report, while most tweets are public , Twitter charges companies and organisations to collect them en masse. Twitter also practices portion control, only giving access to tweets published over a limited period of time. (more...)
Nokia to sell its Digital Health business to the original owner Nokia to sell its Digital Health business to the original owner
- May 02, 2018

We create the technology to connect the world. But its no secret not all has gone as planned. Nokia's digital health business (part of Nokia Technologies ) makes products such as hybrid smart watches, scales and digital health devices to sell to consumers and businesses. (more...)
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Is 455 Horsepower Of Eco Awesomeness Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Is 455 Horsepower Of Eco Awesomeness
- May 02, 2018

The German auto maker has also squeezed an extra 5kW out of the 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine with combined outputs of 340kW and 700Nm. That's supplemented by an electric motor delivering an additional 134 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. (more...)
EPA Inspector General Details Numerous Reviews Into Pruitt EPA Inspector General Details Numerous Reviews Into Pruitt
- May 02, 2018

Samantha Dravis told CBS News she is "enormously grateful" for having worked at the federal agency. "I made a decision to move on and it's been an honor to serve", he told the network on Tuesday. "I want to thank him for his service and wish him the very best in retirement", Pruitt said in a statement. The departures include Albert Kelly, who ran the agency's Superfund program , which aims to clean up former hazardous waste sites, and Pasquale Perrotta, who served as the chief of ... (more...)
Here's why some Xiaomi devices are getting expensive Here's why some Xiaomi devices are getting expensive
- May 02, 2018

The images show two display panels which are suspected to be of Xiaomi Mi 7 and the Mi 7 Plus. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun hinted few weeks ago that the Redmi series will soon be getting its own Android One smartphone . Xiaomi suppliers have also suggested that there are a lot of to- be buyers who feel dissatisfied when they are not able to buy the phone. The storage of the phone is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. (more...)