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3 new Cortana features that can tackle common tasks


We're looking at three and six years of updates , respectively. There will be fewer releases for the basic enterprise version of the Office and Office 365 ProPlus because Windows 10, Office 365 ProPlus and Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager are now aligned on the same schedule. Read More »

Facebook is developing mind-reading technology


Beyond the futuristic that this technology seems, Facebook says they expect it to be ready within a few years. Head of the company's experimental technologies division, Regina Dugan , said Facebook was working on "optical neuro-imaging systems" that would allow users to type approximately 100 words per minute directly from their brain, far more than one could achieve using a smartphone manually. Read More »

Palestinians in Israeli prisons begin hunger strike

Long-term mass hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners are rare, but in past cases of individual inmates who stopped eating for weeks, detention terms were shortened or not renewed after they were hospitalised in critical condition. Unsurprisingly, Barghouti makes no reference to his role in organizing the second intifada , in which Palestinian militants killed nearly 1,000 Israeli citizens despite the generous peace deal offered to Yasser Arafat. Read More »

Global economy to grow by 3.5 per cent


In Asia, another dose of government stimulus has pushed China's growth forecast up a tenth of a percentage point to 6.6%, and the fund lifted Japan's outlook by 0.4 percentage point to 1.2%. "How can countries safeguard and nurture the global recovery?" he said. Trump campaigned on an "America First" trade policy, vowing to brand China a currency manipulator and to renegotiate - or tear up - the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

AMD RX 500 Series Launched; Pricing Details Now Available


At the lowest end there's the RX 550, which AMD sees a step up from integrated graphics for $79. Nevertheless, the RX 580 has the same core specs and memory interface speeds as the RX 480, but it's clocked 100MHz higher at 1257/1340 base and boost clock speeds. Read More »

New Windows 10 Mobile Concept has some awesome design changes


With the Creators Update, Windows Defender graduated from a virus checker to a full PC health application, which is, of course, upsetting many Windows 10 users. All we can say is to wait until May 2 for an official announcement related to the product. Sources suggest it could get powered by an ARM processor, given the fact that the Redmond giant joined hands with Qualcomm past year to build ARM-based processors.For now, nothing is officially confirmed but we should hear more as Microsoft ... Read More »

Tesla's most affordable Model S is now even more affordable


Tesla discontinued the 60kWh Model S option just yesterday which was previously the company's cheapest Model S option at $68,000. Alongside, the all glass roff and automatic rear power liftgate have been made standard equipment. Tesla would later reduce the price of the Model S range upgrade to $7,000, which took place earlier this year. Tesla also reduced the price to "unlock" additional battery capacity in some of its older models. Read More »

Teen shot dead; 54 wounded in clashes in Kashmir


Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area resorted to teargas shelling and baton-charge to disperse the protesting students. In a statement, Indian police said they were "collecting the details and are looking into the circumstances under which a person, identified as Sajad Hussain Sheikh, got killed". Read More »

Six detained in St Petersburg for suspected ISIS recruitment

The six detained were suspected of recruiting "mostly immigrants from the republics of Central Asia to commit crimes of a terrorist nature and involvement in the activities of terrorist organizations banned in Russian Federation", the Investigative Committee statement said. Read More »

Su-Yeon Jang takes 3-stroke lead into final round in Hawaii


Kerr ended a 30-event victory drought, since the 2015 season finale. Combined with playing the final eight holes of her third round in 7 under, Kerr was 13 under in her last 26 holes. She was a pedestrian 4 under halfway through Lotte, then made a made a big move. " It's good to come back to a place I know ", Jang said. Five players are just one more shot back at 7-under including Brittany Altomore, Nontay Srisawang, Amy Yang, Inbee Park, and ANA Inspiration victor So Yeon Ryu, meaning it ... Read More »

There may be alien life in solar system

Of course, life needs much more than just a source of energy: liquid water together with certain chemical compounds (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulphur) are also required. They found that plumed were bursting or were erupting from Europa , which is a moon of Jupiter. 'If we can prove this place where life could exist really does have it, that would be a huge discovery. Read More »

Conditions for life may exist on moon of Saturn


According to Cassini mission researchers, hydrogen gas - a building block of life - has been detected pouring into the subsurface of the ocean of Enceladus as an outcome of the activity taking place on its seafloor. The final results were published in the journal Science . A decade later, scientists measuring the moon's slightly wobbly orbit around Saturn determined it holds a vast ocean buried 19- to 25 miles (30- to 40 km) beneath its icy shell. Read More »

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air


Kendall Professor at MIT. "There's a lot of potential for scaling up the amount of water being collected", Yaghi noted in a press release . The MOF used in the solar-powered harvester is made of zirconium metal and adipic acid. "The MOFs can now be further optimized so they can capture more water ". Powering the device with sunlight bypasses that requirement, especially important in developing nations lacking infrastructure. Read More »

Russian relations 'may be at an all-time low'

Putin has angrily rejected the accusations against Damascus and slammed the United States bombing as "a violation of worldwide law". The President and Mr. But he said Wednesday the US doesn't have "firm information" to show that Russian forces were involved in the gas attack. Lavrov said Moscow was hoping to understand Washington's "real intentions" and warned that Moscow considered it "fundamentally important" to prevent more "unlawful" United States strikes against its ally ... Read More »

Samsung's making a Galaxy S8 Active just for AT&T, report claims

Samsung has been putting out "Active" variants of its top Galaxy phones for years now, but there have been enough changes between the S7 and S8 that there's some uncertainty as to what it'll look like. "We felt really comfortable that we had attained a level of confidence with consumers so that we could actually shift to the product campaign", said Pio Schunker, global head of integrated marketing for Samsung's mobile business. Read More »

Samsung Electronics' Mobile Chief Says Galaxy S8 Sales To Beat S7's

An appreciation that points to Samsung's intention to release an OTA update with Android 7.1.1 for its flagship model shortly after its commercial launch, to be technically released on April 28. First on the list is a Bigger Display of 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2960 pixels. It allows you to convert your smartphone into a desktop-ish configuration. Read More »

Government Raises $19.8 billion in Airwaves Auction

Of the $19.8 billion bid, more than $7 billion will go to reduce the USA deficit and $10.05 billion to broadcasters relinquishing spectrum. The wireless carrier spent $7.99 billion to acquire 45 percent of the newly-available spectrum in what the company says is its largest-ever investment. Read More »

US Secretary of State Arrives in Russian Federation


Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations are looking to put pressure on Russian Federation to break its ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "I think the global community has pretty much spoken and Russian Federation is out there on an island saying that Assad didn't do it, because everybody else is very clear and knows that Assad did", she said. Read More »

Burger King ad triggers Google Home


But last week, that first line - the only line that Google Home reads - was changed to: "The Whopper is a burger, consisting of a flame-grilled patty made with 100 percent beef with no preservatives or fillers, topped with sliced tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, and mayonnaise, served on a sesame-seed bun". Read More »

Malala Yousafzai receives highest United Nations honour to promote girls education


Girls often lack access to education because they have to work, care for younger siblings or are married early. "Now this is a new life, this is a second life and it is for the objective of education". Let them go forward. "You stood even stronger in the face of oppression; your passion for justice only intensified", he added. Yousafzai survived the attack and continues fight for human rights, in particular for female education. Read More »

AMD's Ryzen 5 microprocessors released, and they're benchmarking rather well


The Ryzen 5 will weigh in at between $169 and $249, or around £170 to £250 in the United Kingdom , including the 20 per cent protection money demanded by Her Majesty. The six-core and quad-core Ryzen CPUs are essentially built using the same eight-core dies from Ryzen 7. As far as memory is concerned, Ryzen 5 will support DDR4 ECC and also Non-ECC, and the memory support that Ryzen 7 had will be the same. Read More »

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize victor, speaks in Lancaster


Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel peace prize in 2014 at age 17. The Taliban quickly took notice, and on October 9, 2012, shot her multiple times, including in the head, as she was riding a bus home from school. Malala Yousafzai speaks at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in NY on September 25, 2015. Yousafzai said that when she finishes secondary school in June, she would like to study philosophy, politics and economics at university. Read More »

Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVa administrator


After ABC's 20/20 had a report showcasing depositions from the case, Rolling Stone brought a motion for injunctive relief and sanctions based on Eramo's side leaking. The Rolling Stone article was eventually retracted. Jackie said repeatedly that she couldn't remember when pressed to explain what she told Erdely about her sexual assault. Read More »

Microsoft gives Azure a boost with Deis acquisition


And with Deis acquistion, Microsoft is reaffirming its committment to ensure that Azure is the best place to run them. Redmond is acquiring the container developer directly from Engine Yard. Deis is part of the Microsoft response. But over the past few years, the tech giant has changed its stance and pushed Azure as a good home to open-source software. Read More »