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IDC: Smartphone shipments down 2.9% in Q1 2018, Apple gains on Samsung

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Last year, the company followed the example of Apple , Samsung and Huawei and introduced its own smartphone chips , a move aimed at reducing dependence on external suppliers. Tech observers said Samsung may also outpace Apple in the second quarter, as the US tech giant normally posts weaker earnings in the April-June period. Read More »

Twitter urges users to change passwords after storage bug

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The chief technology officer of the company , Parag Agarwal, said in a blog post that a bug has been found out recently which had stored passwords in an internal log. That wouldn't have made a change in the Twitter case, but not all online service makes use of hashing, and some that do still depend on older, easier-to-decode versions. Read More »

Pentagon Bans Sale of Chinese Smartphones on Military Bases as 'Unacceptable Risk'

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In response to the U.S. government coordinated action - which also encompasses Huawei's networking gear as well as its smartphones - Huawei has reportedly axed staff "across the board" at is US-based headquarters. But he said they "must be mindful of the security risks associated with the use of" devices. ZTE has largely weathered the broader USA spying concerns better, due in part to a broader footprint in the States than Huawei, but the company admitted that this latest ban would be ... Read More »

NASA's InSight spacecraft is about to blast off for Mars

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It nearly became the GEMS mission, but Dr. Sue Smrekar, InSight's principal investigator, says another NASA mission grabbed GEMS so she came up with InSight. "Where we land is an intentionally boring place", said Neil Bowles, a planetary scientist at Oxford University, and one of a number of United Kingdom researchers involved in the mission. Read More »

Rihanna Says Her and Drake Aren't Friends But They Aren't Enemies Either

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On her beauty brand having over 40 foundation colours for black women: As a black woman, I could not live with myself if I didn't do that . Rihanna says she and Drake are not friends anymore, but they are not enemies either. "I'm not gonna be able to take my eyes off my kid". "They were double-Ds by the time I was in the eighth grade. whichever gender you choose to have sex with, you should be proud and find yourself sexually". Read More »

Google Assistant Can Now 'Control' Over 5000 Devices

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It has announced this morning that Assistant is now compatible with more than 5,000 smart home devices. "In the future, Edwin's students will be able to practice speaking with Google Assistant". The Google Assistant is a virtual assistant (like Apple's Siri) developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. Alexa powered devices also feature the same functionalities. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 | How Rockstar is building its biggest ever game

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Rockstar Games shared a moody new trailer Wednesday for its anticipated sequel " Red Dead Redemption 2", and now we know a little more about its world and gameplay thanks to a 45-minute demo impressions piece at IGN . "We're really interested in is feeling like that everything you do is consistent with what Arthur would realistically do", Nelson says. However, if you dutifully hunt, keep your fellow outlaws well fed, bring in loot and help them on their capers, they will respect and ... Read More »

Video calls are coming to Instagram

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Instagrammers can locate the new effects by spotting them in Stories. The feature is embedded in the Direct Messaging section of the app. With the new update, you will be able to make Video Chat with your followers and other accounts easily. Read More »

Oculus Go Is Up For Pre-order At Amazon

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Although a release date hasn't been announced , the stand-alone VR headset could be on shelves very soon and in the hands of F8 attendees even sooner. The Oculus Go has a 2560 x 1440 LCD screen, a Snapdragon 821 processor, and integrated spatial audio. For one, the company didn't say when the device would launch and instead used a placeholder of December 31. Read More »

Brad Stevens: Jaylen Brown is 'doubtful' for Game 1 against the 76ers

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Whatever the reason, the Celtics have managed to squeak by the Bucks and move on to the second round. In the final regular season matchup between the two teams Philadelphia was finally able to defeat the Celtics . The Celtics as a collective have to make Embiid work for every basket. After winning 52 games including their final 16 of the regular season, the 76ers entered the playoffs looking like a viable threat to LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Read More »

Experts are (mostly) in love with the Packers' 2018 draft class

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He caught 92 passes for 1,484 yards and 13 TDs. St. It was far from a guarantee, but one of the names that consistently surfaced was Iowa Hawkeyes defensive back Joshua Jackson. He is the first MU receiver to be selected in the draft since 2015, when the Rams picked Bud Sasser in the sixth round. When the proceedings were over, general manager Brian Gutekunst's first draft class was notable for how many bases it covered. Read More »

Blue Origin flies for the eighth time. Ticket sales to begin soon?

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The eighth test launch of a rocket manufactured by USA private space company Blue Origin has proved successful as both the booster and the capsule have landed safely on a site in Texas. Three parachutes and a retrothrust system slow the capsule before touchdown. And more interestingly, it even accommodated a dummy named " Mannequin Skywalker " to help the company assess the forces that come into play during a suborbital spaceflight. Read More »

Brown, Andrews drafted by Baltimore Ravens in 3rd round of NFL Draft

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The Ravens selected Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown with the No. 83 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft . All the wheeling and dealing left the Ravens with a whopping total of eight Day 3 picks, a fitting finale for Newsome, who has said in the past that no organization covets draft picks more than the Ravens do. Read More »

Here's When Ford Will Cease Production Of Its US Lineup Of Cars

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Ford is the No. 2 US automaker behind General Motors. Investors had been growing impatient for additional detail on the money-losing models Ford would ditch - and for signs its reorganization efforts would bear fruit. According to Hackett, Ford's profit margin should bottom out during the year. The company has said that the 2019 models of the Focus , Fiesta , Taurus and Fusion will be the last of its lineup. Read More »

Stunning Scientists, NASA's Only Moon Rover Just Got Canceled

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NASA's only planned lunar rover project has reportedly been scrapped . The move seems at odds with one of President Donald Trump's main goals when it comes to space: returning US astronauts to the moon . "There are no other ( NASA ) missions being planned to go to the surface of the Moon ", Phil Metzger, Planetary Physicist at University of Central Florida who is part of the team for Resource Prospector , was quoted as saying. Read More »

Intel feels the Ryzen pinch, delays Cannon Lake again

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To make matters even more confusing, the 10nm Cannon Lake was initially supposed to be part of the eighth-gen offering later this year, rather than calling them ninth-generation. Pat Moorhead, principal analyst at Moore Insights, told PCWorld that he was happy with Intel's decision. Moorhead isn't bothered by the delays in 10nm production, either. Read More »

Nintendo annual profits soar 36 percent to $1.27bn on Switch sales

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We also hear that the Nintendo Switch Online service will get more information in early May directly on Nintendo's website. "It's an old formula for them but it keeps working: specialize the entire platform so that it's appealing to children and their parents, and make the experience simple to use for all ages and cover the basic couch-based multiplayer angle", said Ward, elaborating on why the Switch has been so successful thus far. Read More »

Astronomers have created a 3D map of more than 1.7 billion stars

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The latest release includes high accuracy positions for nearly 1.7 billion stars , 600 times the number in the satellite's first dataset , and far in excess of anything achieved before. By mapping the location, brightness, and details of stars in our galaxy, Gaia helps us understand where and how our solar system fits into the greater whole . Read More »

Govt sends second set of notices to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica

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Facebook has over 20 crore users in the country. The platform also enjoyed a 13% increase in monthly active users (2.2 billion), plus daily active users (1.45 billion alike). "We think that ads is a great business model that is aligned with our mission". The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that it sent the second notice as the responses of the companies to the first one were "cryptic". Read More »

Marcus Smart To Return To C's Lineup Tonight For Game 5

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It's been over a month since Smart was last on the floor with the Celtics , but one could assume he's never missed a game based on his play Tuesday night. The Celtics out together their best half of the series, thanks largely to their ability to limit the Bucks to 37 points on 34.9 percent shooting. Read More »

Amazon Alexa will now reward kids for being polite

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Parents can choose any combination of multiple options for their kids. The Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a FreeTime Unlimited subscription, which enables parental controls. FreeTime has a whole host of parent-set features so their kids can be safer online, such as time limits on how long kids can use the Echo, filtering of explicit song lyrics, and adding educational or kid-friendly content to the device. Read More »

Spotify giving away more music, hoping you'll pay for Premium

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Spotify will also make recommendations in the free mobile version based on existing user-made playlists, from the songs on those playlists to the name of the playlist itself. While the new, free Spotify still comes with ads, the lines between the paid and unpaid models are blurring. This would be particularly useful for users who are trying to save up and not reach their monthly data caps. Read More »

OnePlus 6 Glass Back Confirmed, Purple Model Teased

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He says that OnePlus works with the aim of keeping product design honest so that the design speaks for itself. He also mentions that this glass back is going to have five layers of water-resistant Nanotech Coating which he claims is a first in the industry. Read More »

United Kingdom must solve the Border barrier - Tusk

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Mr Cameron offered Prime Minister Theresa May strong support on her decision to strike Syria after the Commons blocked his attempt to take action in 2013. "As the PM's letter to Donald Tusk said, we have made our position on aspects of the draft Commission Protocol clear". It may strengthen the case put forward by staunch remain MPs that staying in the EU Customs Union is the only option, and possibly harden the devoted Brexiteers' view that moving on to WTO arrangements is the only ... Read More »

A Dazzling Meteor Shower Is Starting This Week, So Don't Miss It

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Pictured is where in the sky the Lyrid Meteor Shower can be seen. Named after the Lyra constellation, the Lyrid Meteor Shower graces our skies every April. For the best viewing experience, you'll want to travel far from light sources, like cities. This includes dark paint, fine hair, leaves, grass, and dark clothing. Read More »

SpaceX lifts off with NASA's planet-hunter TESS

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Tess's goal is to compile a catalogue that other telescopes can then focus in on for more detailed analysis. Nasa on Wednesday (April 17) blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a US$337 million (S$441.35 million) satellite that aims to scan 85 per cent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. Read More »

Battlefield V battle royale prototype in the works at DICE

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In both " Fortnite " and " PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds " - more commonly known as " PUBG " - 100 online players are dropped onto island maps to fight to the death with weapons they find scattered throughout the map. The studio has not yet approved its battle royale for release, and it is still in the prototype phase. EA Dice is expected to release " Battlefield V " some time this year, and it's still unclear which conflict " Battlefield V " will be based on. Read More »