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Auto expo gets electric push

With an eye on the government's push for electric-only vehicles by 2030, Tata Motors is displaying an extended range of six EV products in personal and mass mobility segments. "It is a curtain raiser for electric vehicles.", Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka told reporters. Mercedes Benz lau-nched its concept electric SUV "Concept EQ".

Snap's user growth, revenue beat analyst expectations

The company has demonstrated meteoric growth in users since 2014, quadrupling its user base since January 2014 from 46 million to 187 million. "Our business really came together towards the end of previous year", Spiegel said in remarks prepared for a conference call with analysts.

Orca learns how to mimic human speech, says 'hello'

The scientists wanted to understand how capable whales are of imitating noises, so they could understand how whales learn in their natural habitat. Wikie, a 14-year-old female killer whale housed at Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France , was tested by researchers including José Z.

Google App update brings possibility for hotword customisation

The quarter saw Google Play widen its lead over the App Store to 145 per cent in achieving its highest quarter ever to surpass 19bn new downloads internationally. Tens of thousands of apps featuring inappropriate content like pornography, extreme violence, hate and illegal activities were also pulled. We take these extremely seriously, and will continue to innovate our capabilities to better detect and protect against abusive apps and the malicious actors behind them.

Rahul Gandhi Slams BJP After Padmaavat Protesters Attack School Bus In Gurugram

Gurugram: Eighteen people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a school bus here during protests against the Hindi movie " Padmaavat ", Haryana Police said on Thursday. Representatives of the body said that the administration told them that the law and order situation is not conducive. "One other teacher and I chose to stay on the bus until the last stop", said Bhargava, adding that some students also kept asking how their parents would return home from work in such an ...

Once in a blue moon

The full moon on that date happens to be the second full moon of the month, or a blue moon. Generally, however, people only call it a supermoon if the moon is full. Stargazers are privy to a celestial triple threat at the end of this month. Our first full moon in January occurred on Jan. 1st. So we have a blue supermoon coming up.

Microsoft Launches Xbox One X in India

Xbox Game Pass is a cool service allowing many Xbox One gamers to play a host of great games for just a small monthly fee. A new update is now out for the Xbox One's operating system that included a couple of changes with Wi-Fi improvements for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X being one of the most notable differences.

'Super, Blue Blood Moon' Will Leave Spectators in Awe on January 31

Since the moon needs to be behind the Earth, relative to the sun, a lunar eclipse can only happen on a full moon. New Yorkers, you're actually going to want to wake up early on Wednesday, January 31 in order to catch the super blue blood moon at 6:48 a.m.

Apple Addresses Meltdown and Spectre in macOS

If you're interested in reading more details about Apple's updates , you can do so here. Apple says their new HomePod smart speaker will be available on 9 February 2018 with pre-orders opening this Saturday. You can also ask for specific news categories including Sports, Business, or Music. It fixes a bug that caused messages in the Messages app to appear out of order, and it fixed a problem with connecting to SMB servers.

Land Rover is bringing a new Range Rover coupe to Geneva

What will it look like on the outside? The original Range Rover had just two doors, and to celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year Land Rover are taking the Range Rover back to its roots with a new two-door Range Rover SV Coupe .

Instagram brings GIF stickers to photos and videos for stories

Starting today, you can add GIFs to your Story, which means your eye-roll posts could now feature a sticker of Regina George rolling her eyes in Mean Girls . Instagram has also confirmed that it will soon allow users to add photos or videos of any size to story. One is called the "Loop" where you can record yourself or whatever it is that you want to take a GIF of for three seconds.

Rare move: NASA bumps astronaut, Syracusan off space station flight

Instead, a NASA release said Epps will be replaced by astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor , a fellow space rookie and member of the same astronaut class who had been assigned to a station flight scheduled for launch in November. It would have been the NY native's first trip to space, and the first long-duration stay at the orbiting outpost by an African-American. Nasa offered no explanation behind the choice to expel her from the Expedition 56/57 mission.

More Details About The Next Game Changer — Samsung Galaxy X

Samsung has yet to release a price point for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. You can either take real-life pictures of products you're interested in buying or feed photos saved in your gallery. If the leak is to be believed (and it does look pretty official), the S9 won't be a huge upgrade when it comes to specs. We'll just have to wait to find out.

Google pulls malware-laden apps that served porn to kids

Once that's done, it'll send your device's data to the server so that it can determine how to display these illegitimate/unwanted ads. Further to that, it loads up those warnings about the phon being infected - and then prompts users to download fake security apps, which introduce a second layer of malware .

Google's cloud is spreading through new undersea cables

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region, which is now live in the country, will encourage more local firms to adopt Cloud . The company estimates that its network now accounts for 25% of all internet traffic. The third line will go from Hong Kong to Guam. One of the cables will be entirely Google owned and will connect Los Angeles to Chile. The first of the three submarine sea cables will run from Los Angeles, CA to Chile.

New Set Photos Arrive For Avengers 4 (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. The production cast and crew of " Avengers " 3 and 4 may have given Marvel fans a few spoilers for the last two chapters of the saga, and what is more incredible is, it came from the most unlikely source imaginable.

Here's Everything Else Revealed in Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

People can use the Joy-Cons HD Rumble to feel the unique song each creature has, then use motion controls to match it and sing with them. These links leave Siliconera. Well, Nintendo answered the internet this morning with a Nintendo Direct Mini containing a litany of announcements, headlined by the reveal that Dark Souls Remastered and Mario Tennis Aces are coming to the Switch this year.

Bitcoin falls after threat of ban from South Korea

S. Korea is working on a bill that may ban trading of cryptocurrencies . Authorities had "grave concerns" over the craze and were "aiming to close virtual currency exchanges" in the country, he said . In the meantime, the global price of Ethereum dropped 1.6 percent at a similar time, drawing a stark contrast with the 6.1 percent price increase in South Korea, according to Bithumb's analysis based on data from website CoinMarketCap .

SpaceX-launched satellite isn't seen in orbit, Pentagon says

Company president Gwynne Shotwell said the rocket "did everything correctly" and suggestions otherwise are "categorically false", according to the Associated Press. SpaceX, along with Boeing Co, also has a contract with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the "Commercial Crew" program, with the first crucial test flight scheduled for the second quarter.

OnePlus 5T Lava Red Variant Could Launch In India Earlier Than Expected

Here's the chronological listing of all OnePlus 5 variants so far. OnePlus 5T Sandstone White variant has a textured Sandstone back panel, red alert slider along with black volume rocker keys and power button. The White edition offers handy grip if we compare it with a Black edition. Rounded corners and edges makes the OnePlus 5T feel more comfortable in the hand, reads the press release.

Bitcoin Cash: Scandal erupts as Coinbase investigates claims of insider trading

The exchange did this to ensure a "fair and orderly market". With the issues related to the transaction time of the actual crypto-currency, Bitcoin Cash was introduced in the month of August, which differed slightly from Bitcoin itself.

Download the OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition wallpapers right here [Gallery]

Those who are expecting any kind of cosmetic hardware changes will be disheartened. The company also made arrangements to sell the newly launched smartphone via OnePlus Experience stores in Bengaluru and Noida. Everything else (apart from the extremely fancy box) is identical to the mass market phone, which went on sale late last month. It's one thing to have just another armor case to protect your Star Wars edition smartphone, but having this case is just straight-up pizzazz.

Sensex Jumps 242 Points to 33191, Nifty at 10243

The 30-share Sensex was trading 177.55 points, or 0.54 per cent, higher at 33,126.76. On a closing basis, the BSE Sensex surged 0.91 per cent to 33,250.30 points.The BSE market breadth was bullish - 1,584 advances and 1,116 declines. ITC emerged as the leader of the Sensex pack on Friday, with a 3.44 percent rise, followed by Tata Motors at 2.21 percent. Overseas, the Asian markets saw the shares of most of the companies decline, since investors across the globe have an eye on the ...

YouTube plans paid music service

YouTube Music would be a standalone music streaming platform which requires a paid subscriptions. Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to 40 million songs, new worldwide playlists, personalized playlists and stations, new releases, and unlimited ad-free streaming.

Overwatch's holiday event returns next week with new Mei-focused mode

Old maps King's Row and Hanamura will receive "seasonal passes", or themed decorations for the holidays. Kaplan hinted that Hanzo, Junkrat, and Roadhog are getting legendaries. It will still be playable in Antarctica as well. While Winter Wonderland is a revival of last year's event, Blizzard is bringing some major new additions.

Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip

According to Myerson, Always Connected PCs enable a new culture of work, since they are instantly on, provide great battery life and are always connected to the Internet. No need to tether with a smartphone , and no need to deal with offline mode in documents as this always-connected Windows machine has a built-in eSIM, plus a battery that's capable of up to 22 hours of video playback.

Supermoon 2017: Here's how to watch it

The result is that the full "super" moon appears slightly larger and slightly brighter to us in the sky. This Sunday's supermoon will appear a little boring in comparison, only appearing seven percent larger and 16 percent brighter. The bigger question is whether we'll be able to see the supermoon in Seattle. After that, there will be supermoons on January 2 and January 31, 2018.

The 2018 Kicks is Nissan's more conventional Juke successor

Nissan says a well-equipped Kicks will come in for under $19,000 when the auto goes on sale in June 2018. Every 2018 Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS).The 2018 Kicks will be offered in a range of seven exterior colors - plus five two-tone combinations.

India Just Backed Net Neutrality

The regulator has however exempted content delivery networks within a telco's own network from any restrictions on non-discriminatory treatment. 'The core principles of net neutrality , non-discriminatory treatment of all content, treating internet as an open platform, we've upheld them, ' said Trai chairman RS Sharma.

Tencent making PUBG more socialist and traditional in China

The English language press release about Tencent and Bluehole's partnership quotes Tencent's senior VP Steven Ma as saying: " PUBG is now the most popular survival shooter game, and is enjoyed by users all over the world". Recently, NetEase added in-game banners saying things like "safeguard national security, safeguard world peace" in a public show of support for China's ever-tightening grip on entertainment media.

Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million

VRvana's Totem, a virtual reality headset has phenomenal reviews from the individuals who got an early hands-on. Cancelled in the final week, Vrvana didn't disappear, instead it has been quietly working away on a mixed reality (MR) device of the same name.

Pixel 2 XL screen flashes whenever you lock or unlock

Google Pixel 2 XL has been going through some problems since it has been released and the latest one being the slow charging of the device. Google is yet to acknowledge the issue but we can expect some sort of software patch to fix the issue.

Facebook wants your nude photos

The Office of the E-Safety Commissioner in Australia states that image-based abuse isn't just a matter of revenge porn , however, and that it is a growing problem in the country. Facebook had come up with another anti-revenge porn feature in April earlier this year. Compromising images that are shared with Facebook will be hashed to create a digital fingerprint which the company can then use to identify the same images if they are uploaded by someone else.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Enterprise Edition Brings Biometrics to Businesses

Users in the US and South Korea need not fret about being left out because the beta is scheduled to go live in your regions from today as part of the first phase. The full changelog is available in the gallery down under. The update does include Android 8.0 Oreo as well. That can be found in both Galaxy Apps and Google Play stores .

'Pay With Google' makes shopping on Android less of a hassle

Pay with Google works via the company's Chrome web browser and on an expanding list of Android apps, including popular services such as Kayak, Postmates and Dice. Online payments have already gotten pretty good over the years, and while this isn't the first service of its kind we've ever seen, the popularity and usage of Google services should help Pay with Google take off considerably better than its competitors.

A subsidiary Volvo introduced its first auto

The country is set to quickly become the world's largest market for hybrids and electric cars because of government mandates aimed at curbing pollution levels. Polestar's radical all-electric approach will be matched by an equally radical method of selling its cars. Now under construction, it is due for completion in mid-2018.

Microsoft relases Xbox One Fall Update with cool features

The update also adds some features in preparation of the launch of the Xbox One X . It's now quicker and easier to transfer games from one console to another, and you can now do so either through external memory or over the network. It's a path to getting into more menus, but I'll take it if it means inputs are zippy and responsive. It provides access to Sign-in, Achievements, Parties, Friends, Home, Messages, Broadcasts and a new Action Centre.

Obama's Name to Replace Jefferson Davis' on Mississippi School

More than 90 percent of the students at schools named after Obama are black or Hispanic, according to an analysis of Department of Education data by Education Week . "They are very excited about the school being named for President Obama". The prospect of changing the name of what Jefferson called the best elementary school in MS was raised by a student, she told NBC News.

Rose McGowan's account suspended by Twitter

Rose McGowan had her Twitter account suspended on Wednesday night. Rose McGowan is the latest to get caught up in Twitter's uneven attempts to enforce civility. The company said it will "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future". It's safe to say that pressure will mount for Twitter to figure out guidelines that make sense, enforce them uniformly and communicate more transparently about them.

Apple Brings Back iOS App Support in iTunes (Sorta)

Hurrah! Now you can really be yourself in emoji form with a new set of long-awaited gender-neutral emojis. Apple has made a decision to show off some of the new emojis that will be coming in the iOS 11.1 update. The iOS 11.1 beta was released last week, while iOS 11.1 Beta 2 already came out yesterday. iOS 11.1 Beta 2 features various bells and whistles and general improvements to the already-existing features.

These Pictures Taken on the Pixel 2 Look Stunning

The Google Pixel 2 is slated to launch in India on November 1 whereas the Pixel 2 XLwill be available from November 15. Neither phone has a microSD card slot. Now this is a good deal here with the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL . Instead of competing on hardware, Google has differentiated its products through software and services.

Google Pixelbook leaks on reseller site alongside Clips accessory

We thought Google Pixel 2 will be bezel-less but it has bezels on all sides. It's all going down on October 4 at 9:00 a.m. PT - that's 12:00 p.m.in NY and 5 p.m.in London. "Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini ". It also confirms the original leaks claim of three models, ranging between 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB sizes for storage (which the Droid Life leak claimed would cost $1,199, $1,399, and $1,749, respectively).

Apple TV 4K to get Dolby Atmos audio in future tvOS update

Eadicicco was also impressed by the device's "easy setup", but cautioned that the Apple TV 4K is expensive. So, who might want an Apple TV 4K? The picture is detailed, with notable added depth and clarity thanks to the HDR (high-dynamic range) technology Apple has also put into 4K.

IOS 11 just destroyed Uber's most annoying privacy flaw

With a customizable interface, you can add your own shortcuts to the functions you need easier access to. To do this, head over to Settings Control Center and Customise Controls. How irritating is it when somebody asks for the Wifi password in your house, but you didn't take the time to change it to simple one so you're stuck with a random code of upper and lower case letters with a smattering of random numbers.

Naval hospital removes employees after disturbing photos with newborns go viral

Shellito wrote a Facebook post where she described her decision to post the images publicly and to demand retribution for the nurses' actions. The posts went viral after getting shared on Facebook Monday. "Getting removed from their jobs. great". "I hope ppl keep talking about this until these girls are held accountable". "Not only should these two [disgraceful] "nurses" be court marshalled, charged with child abuse and stripped of their nursing licenses, but clearly this is a command ...

Analyst Buzz: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA)

The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, August 16. According to the the latest analyst ratings which have been released, 1 brokers have issued a rating of "buy", 3 brokers "outperform", 19 brokers "hold", 3 brokers "underperform" and 0 brokers "sell".

Barton states that this Liverpool attacker is showing more promise than Bale

Liverpool's 17 year old Ben Woodburn returns to Melwood from his worldwide break with his head held highest following two crucial games for his country. "I'll just say to him "well done". We were sleeping in our tracksuits because the beds were so damp. It was unbelievable. We had cockroaches too. We had to be patient but everything we asked of the boys, they did.

Midsized black hole may be hiding out in the Milky Way

The origins of such "supermassive" black holes (SMBHs) remain unknown, although those of stellar-mass black holes are well understood. A black hole 100,000 times more massive than the sun right in the center of the Milky Way has been discovered by scientists.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns from Cabinet ahead of expected reshuffle

Jaitley, who has been made the State's election in-charge, as well as Narendra Singh, Jitendra Singh, PP Chaudhury and Niramala Sitharaman - the four co-incharges - met Shah at his residence and were joined by senior organisational leaders, including general secretaries Ram Lal and Bhupender Yadav.

Microsoft pushes AR/VR features with upcoming Windows 10 update

All of this innovation will be brought to life by a range of beautifully designed, and feature rich modern devices available from our hardware partners this holiday. Win10 will also offer " Game Mode ", which allows video gamers to devote the full processing power of their computers to what they are playing, as if it was an Xbox game console, the company said.