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Facebook Launches New Messenger Kids App

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And approved adults can chat with the child using regular Messenger. Parents would set up "Messenger Kids" through their Facebook account and approve the people that their children are chatting with while using the service. Parental permission is required to sign up for the app, she said. And it only works if the parents of the kids who want to talk via Messenger Kids are friends on Facebook themselves. Read More »

NY AG Calls for Probe, Delayed Net Neutrality Vote

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The senators are all Democrats and led by Sen. It seems that the public letter-writing trend is catching on, with 28 USA senators now co-signing a letter to the FCC officially asking the commission to delay their December 14th vote . The agency has also said it "lacks the resources" to investigate every one of the comment records. "The FCC has knowingly maintained a system that has already been corrupted and is susceptible to abuse". Read More »

It's here: Amazon finally launches in Australia

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Braeuniger said Amazon was committed to Australia for the long-term and wanted to become a significant part of the Australian economy and retail sector. "The result will be an ever-improving customer experience driven by the regular introduction of new products and services". Amazon said it planned to offer its rapid-shipping subscription service, Prime , in mid-2018, in a sign it is unperturbed by the geographic challenge posed by one of the world's most sparsely populated countries. Read More »

Google adds more browsing security to your Android device

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Apps that handle user or device data will soon have to provide their own privacy policies. "For example, during analytics and crash reportings, the list of installed packages unrelated to the app may not be transmitted from the device without prominent disclosure and affirmative consent". Read More »

Micromax's Bharat 5 Stands No Chance Against The Redmi 5A

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Touted as ' Desh ka Smartphone ', the cheapest offering from Xiaomi stables in India will be sold at an introductory price of Rs 4,999, which will be withdrawn after the selling the first 50 lakh units. The Redmi 5A again looks to be the victor here as it comes sporting a 13-megapixel camera on the backwith f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus and LED flash. Read More »

Supermoon 2017: Here's how to watch it

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According to Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at Chicago's Adler Planetarium, there is a reason behind the moon's captivating close approach to the Earth. If you aren't able to observe this weekend's supermoon, don't worry: The new year kicks off with two supermoons straight from the gate. Those who miss out to view the supermoon in person can catch up with the sighting as the astronomical spectacle will be live streamed by robotic telescope service (Slooh). Read More »

Ericsson keeps seat at Sauber for 2018 alongside Leclerc

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Sauber , meanwhile, had Marcus Ericsson angling for a seat despite not scoring any points in either of the last two seasons, relying heavily on his links to the team's owners. With this confirmation, just one seat remains on the F1 grid for 2018 as Williams continues to consider who will replace Felipe Massa and partner Lance Stroll next year. Read More »

Elon Musk's massive battery is up and running in South Australia

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In this venture, Tesla delivered as promised, and well ahead of Musk's 100-day deadline, with the battery coming to life just 63 days after the grid connection-agreement was signed. This is especially important given that this state gets a whopping 40 percent of its electricity from wind energy. But critics have described it as a "Hollywood solution" in a country that still relies on fossil fuels, mainly coal, for two-thirds of its electricity. Read More »

Nissan Kicks CUV debuts at Los Angeles Auto Show

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The Kicks will start at "well under $19,000" says Nissan. Nissan has a new compact crossover joining the fray for 2018, and you've probably seen it before. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine will deliver 125 horsepower. The Bose sound system includes speakers in the driver's headrest. With the help of a smooth, efficient Xtronic CVT, fuel consumption should be quite low (official ratings have yet to be posted). Read More »

Micromax Bharat 5 set to launch in India today

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The Bharat 5 has the biggest display of the three at 5.2 inches. It has 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB through a MicroSD card. The price of Micromax Bharat 5 smartphone is Rs.5,555. The company claims that the Xiaomi Redmi 5A can last up to 8 days on standby and up to 7 hours of video playback. Read More »

The best times to look at the supermoon this weekend

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As the moon orbits the Earth every month, there is a point in every cycle where the moon is closest (perigee) and a point where it's farthest away (apogee). But, why does the moon look so much larger, and yet so much further away, while it's ascending in the sky versus when it's directly overhead? Because the moon's orbit is not a ideal circle, it's technically anywhere from 252,000 to 226,000 miles away from Earth, typically, according to Newsweek . Read More »

Microsoft challenges Amazon with SAP partnership expansion

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Microsoft will in turn deploy SAP S/4HANA on Azure to aid the company in running its own finance processes. "While most cloud vendors offer single server migration capabilities, "Azure Migrate" helps you through the journey of migrating an entire multi-server application", the post read. Read More »

Waze updated with motorcycle routing, voice commands, and HOV route support

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Earlier this year, tougher penalties for mobile phone use behind the wheel came into force. Waze's new voice command feature allows users to initiate hands-free control by saying the phrase " OK Waze ". Waze also introduced a carpool mode, available only in the USA and Canada, which suggests additional navigation options for high-occupancy-vehicle lanes (carpool lanes). Read More »

Google Fixes Cheeseburger Emoji for Android 8.1

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When someone on Twitter called out Google for the cheese placement in the cheeseburger emoji, it sparked a little debate on whether cheese should be over or under the patty. The emoji used in Android had the cheese slice placed at the last, something which was incorrect. The website is regarded by many as the Wikipedia of emojis. Read More »

WhatsApp update allows Apple iPhone users to play YouTube videos

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However, while recording voice messages using the lock feature, users won't be able to view other media in the chat thread, until unless using a 3D touch action. With this feature, you can lock the recording, so that you can leave the record button. Now users can stay in the WhatsApp message window and watch the video. Read More »

Microsoft announces major expansion at Redmond campus

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The project is slated to take around five to seven years to complete and, according to Bloomberg , will cost multiple billions. Currently, Microsoft's campus supports a workforce of 48,000 across 125 buildings. Vehicle parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground. "As Microsoft continues to create the tools and services that are shaping the future of work, we can't think of a better time to modernize our campus into a ... Read More »

Epic Games sues minor for cheating in Fortnite, gets lambasted by mother

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What the company probably didn't know at the time, however, is that one of them is 14 years old, and his mother is now vigorously defending her son. In it, she makes some very valid claims/points regarding the actions of her son. While taking cheaters to court is a rather curious avenue for Epic to peruse, it appears that the company may have bitten off more than it can chew with its legal fight. Read More »

Android Oreo is now rolling out to Sony Xperia X Performance

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To check and see if you've received the update yet, head to Settings About Software updates on your phone. For now, HTC will be rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to unlocked HTC U11 smartphones in the US. You can head over to software update section in Settings app to check for the update manually. Over twenty days after opening the registrations for the Android 8.0 Oreo beta update for V30 smartphone in its home market, South Korean smartphone maker LG has released the beta update. Read More »

Microsoft Office for Android is Now Available on All Chromebooks

While Google's G-Suite offers a wide range of cloud-based productivity apps akin to Microsoft's Office, PowerPoint and Excel , long time users of those programs have had difficulties fully making the switch to their Google equivalents. Google declined to comment. Since long before the demise of the Windows Mobile platform, Microsoft has been keen to leverage the huge popularity of Android and nearly all its apps have been available in Android versions for some time, in what we ... Read More »

European Union regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

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Some of the breached data is also from markets outside the US. And yesterday, Lauren Rees, from Bromley in south London, tweeted: 'I knew I wasn't going bloody insane when my details kept changing to a Russian phone number and details Uber support were not helpful'. Read More »

Ireland pay the price for Denmark thrashing in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

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According to widespread reports in Peru, the country is at risk of being kicked out of the 2018 World Cup. . As the All Whites were eliminated by Peru, it would appear they would have a better chance of being the team selected. Fifa laws state that should a nation withdraw or be excluded from a competition, the Fifa organising committee can use "sole discretion" to "decide to replace the association in question with another association". Read More »

IPhone SE 2 rumored to launch in early 2018

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The report comes from China Economic Daily, which notes that the new iPhone SE will cost around $450 - the same price of the original SE when it launched. The iPhone SE has a 12MP rear-camera and a 5MP front-facing camera, and its successor will reportedly have the same configuration. We haven't yet seen any concrete and reliable supply chain leaks about the Galaxy X. Read More »

Ryan case: Ashok Kumar released from jail

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The bail bond surety was furnished by a neighbour who pledged his vehicle, according to media reports. Pradhuman was found with his throat slit in the toilet of the school in Bhondsi, Gurgaon , on September 8. Ashok narrated the whole story how the police threatened him to make him confess to a murder he claimed he had nothing to do with. Haryana Police arrested Kumar few hours after Pradyuman's body was discovered in the school's bathroom. Read More »

Aston Martin Racing Debuts Vantage GTE Race Car

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After more than a decade of faithful service, it has come time for Aston Martin to retire the venerable Vantage sports auto. But this isn't just a new body on the old race car's chassis. The V8 engine develops 510PS and 685Nm of torque. But that's exactly what Aston Martin has done with the unveiling of its next-generation Vantage on Tuesday. Read More »