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Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
- June 28, 2017

The Russian social networking website VK, which is more popular than Facebook in parts of eastern Europe, has 95 million monthly active users. As Facebook evolved over the past decade and more, it became less about static webpages and more about being a source of news. (more...)
Google will finally stop reading your Gmail to sell ads Google will finally stop reading your Gmail to sell ads
- June 28, 2017

In a blog, Google Cloud SVP Diane Greene said: "G Suite's Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalisation, and Google has made a decision to follow suit later this year in our free consumer Gmail service". Notably, Google will still scan your mail for other services (think Google Trips for flight and accommodation information) with your permission. You can then just toggle off, and now the targeted ads will finally stop for your Google account. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design Google Pixel 2 Leak Points to Snapdragon 835 and New Design
- June 27, 2017

The smartphone is expected to come with stereo speakers at the expense of the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the larger of the two, the Google Pixel XL 2 would feature a slightly larger display, coming in at 6 inches . This means that we won't have edge-to-edge display this year in the Pixel line-up. Stay tuned with us for more updates on the gen-next Google Pixel smartphones. (more...)
Gulf states to mark end of Ramadan from Sunday
- June 25, 2017

Check the Ramazan 2017 Date and start celebrating the day with most precious prayers. Eid marks the start of Shawwal , which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. "It's been a nice month of worshipping, a month of giving, and now it will be a wonderful celebration", Parramatta Islamic Cultural Association president Neil El-Kadomi said on Friday. (more...)
Sensex tumbles 153 points; Nifty cracks below 9600-mark on profit-booking Sensex tumbles 153 points; Nifty cracks below 9600-mark on profit-booking
- June 24, 2017

The Sensex was down by 13.89 points or 0.04 per cent at the Wednesday's closing. The wider Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 55.05 points, or 0.57 per cent, to close at 9,574.95 points. Fortis Healthcare shares slumped almost 13 percent after Malaysian hospital chain IHH Healthcare Berhad said it was nowhere close to concluding a deal to buy a majority controlling stake in the company. (more...)
What the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Means for Your Grocery Bill
- June 22, 2017

Amazon and Whole Foods have the combined power to engage in low cost pricing - something mom and pop shops certainly can't do. Stevens shared a sentiment expressed by other aficionados: excitement about the convenience of getting groceries from the store delivered to her mixed with concern about changes to a company that helped pioneer the organic-food market in the U.S. (more...)
Warnings and Watches Issued With Storm on the Horizon
- June 20, 2017

Satellite data and surface observations indicated that a broad low-pressure area had formed over the Gulf of Honduras, and the associated precipitation activity was showing signs of organization. "But it's remarkable to have two potential tropical cyclones at the same time during mid-June", the website added. This storm may briefly become a Tropical Storm before weakening in the Caribbean as it quickly pushes westward. (more...)
Saudi Arabia become puppet of USA in region: Iran's Safavi
- June 19, 2017

Ankara is at the forefront of efforts to defuse a diplomatic crisis that led Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain , as well as Egypt and other countries, to sever ties with Qatar, which is a strong ally of Ankara. Jubeir did not detail what demands could be made. The statement was prompted following an online report that appeared on fox-news24.com, claiming that Saudi Arabia had cut off ties with Malta over its friendship with Qatar. (more...)
Warriors look to finish off sweep of Cavaliers
- June 11, 2017

As this best-of-seven series moves to Game 4, scheduled for tomorrow night in Cleveland , the only question left seems to be whether the Warriors can become the first team in N.B.A. LeBron James shook off a knee-buckling blow to the chin and every Golden State shot while scoring 39 and Kyrie Irving added 38 for the Cavs, who took a 113-107 lead with 3:09 left on J.R. (more...)
Visceral's Star Wars Won't Be Showcased at E3 2017 Visceral's Star Wars Won't Be Showcased at E3 2017
- June 11, 2017

EA may have wrapped up their EA Play show , but they've certainly got the Internet talking. That, obviously, is totally up to you, but for our money the best decision you can make right now is to keep an eye on this unique-looking adventure. (more...)
Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire Firefighter severely burnt in Knysna fire
- June 09, 2017

Hundreds of homes in Knysna, a town of 77,000 people located on the tourist Garden Route 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of Cape Town, have been destroyed by multiple fires triggered by the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. Knysna municipal spokesperson Fran Kirsten said residents had also been evacuated from Belvedere‚ Brenton-on-Sea and Karatara outside Knysna‚ among other areas. (more...)
Patty Jenkins still not signed for 'Wonder Woman 2'
- June 08, 2017

It's not a stretch to start hoping for more Wonder Woman movies, especially since the DC Multiverse is just starting to get its footing, as the upcoming Aquaman and movies are definitely highly anticipated. We need to be able to look at Wonder Woman through the eyes of the audience. By the time American WWI spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash landed onto the island, bringing about boats full of bad guys easily bested by the ready and able Amazon army, my mind was completely blown. (more...)
Turkey's 2017 growth to beat OECD forecast: Deputy PM Turkey's 2017 growth to beat OECD forecast: Deputy PM
- June 08, 2017

The forecast was raised from 3.3% predicted in November. The new estimate would put Canada's economic growth this year ahead of the United States, which the OECD estimates will have GDP growth of 2.1 per cent this year. "The stronger policy-driven demand growth in China and many other Asian economies that is helping to underpin the modest global upturn projected in 2017 and 2018 can not be sustained indefinitely", the OECD said. (more...)
WatchOS 4 detailed: Siri, new Watchfaces, NFC expands
- June 07, 2017

It automatically syncs your New Music Mix, Favourite Mix and Most Listened Music so that you will listen to your favourite music and more of it. Watch paired with Airpod makes listening to music ideal for workouts or else. With watchOS 4 four you can accurately count down all the calories, you burned during your toughest workouts. Also available is a new Kaleidoscope watchface that turns and transforms when the crown is turned. (more...)
LIGO's second run detects another merger of black holes LIGO's second run detects another merger of black holes
- June 02, 2017

Two-dimensional representation of gravitational waves generated by two neutron stars orbiting each other. Today's announcement was made by scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration , an worldwide team working to bring a third gravitational wave detector, Virgo, online this summer in Italy. (more...)
Chelsea midfielder Cesc baffled by Wembley bench role Chelsea midfielder Cesc baffled by Wembley bench role
- May 29, 2017

Things got heated up as early as the 4 minute when Alexis Sanchez was controversially awarded a goal, with suspicion of handball and offside. Chelsea were reduced to 10 men in the FA Cup final after Victor Moses received a second yellow card for diving. (more...)
The Pint-Sized DJI Spark Drone Offers Fun Features, Reasonable Price Tag The Pint-Sized DJI Spark Drone Offers Fun Features, Reasonable Price Tag
- May 28, 2017

The flight time limit of 16 minutes for the Spark is another limitation, where the Mavic offers up to 27 minutes. Aussie price: $859. Ouch. If you wave at the drone, it flies about ten feet away and up into the air, keeping its pilot in the center of the frame. (more...)
The terrifying moment a sea lion drags a girl into the water The terrifying moment a sea lion drags a girl into the water
- May 25, 2017

Fujiwara grabbed his phone and started shooting video. "You wouldn't go up to a grizzly bear in the bush and hand him a ham sandwich, so you shouldn't be handing a thousand-pound wild mammal in the water slices of bread", he said . "It likely became frustrated because the family was feeding it, and the feeding stopped", she said. However, the sea lion which has now received celebrity status is receiving more visitors. (more...)
UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions
- May 23, 2017

France's United Nations ambassador is calling North Korea's latest missile test "another unacceptable provocation" that demands "a swift and firm reaction" from the Security Council . Developing longer-range solid fuel missiles was a highly complicated and would "take time, lots of it", Elleman said, but North Korea's solid fuel missiles pose a threat to South Korea and Japan and the tens of thousands of USA troops based in both countries. (more...)
Playboy model loses bid to toss out privacy invasion case Playboy model loses bid to toss out privacy invasion case
- May 17, 2017

She then posted the image to Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", alongside a selfie in which she posed with her hand over her mouth in feigned shock. Mathers, who has no criminal record, has offered to make amends by using her notoriety to bring attention to the issue of body shaming. Attorney Dana Cole said the victim can not be easily identified because the photo was shot from far away. (more...)
Motorola Moto C and Moto C Plus are now official
- May 16, 2017

As shown in the earlier leaks, the design of these smartphones point out that Motorola-owned by Lenovo is going with nearly the same design for all its offerings to be launched this year. The Moto C range will sit under the Moto E range and will offer a no fills smartphone experience to the budget conscious consumer. The Moto gS+ will come with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a dual camera setup. (more...)
Moto Z Play Starts Receiving April 2017 Security Update Moto Z Play Starts Receiving April 2017 Security Update
- May 07, 2017

The Moto Z2 Play will come powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor. The clock speed is a little higher on the new model, though - 2.2GHz instead of 2.0GHz. Some time ago, Lenovo promised to bring in at least a dozen new Mods every year for the Moto Z line, so we should be seeing some fancy new hardware coming up over the course of 2017 as well. (more...)
Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend
- May 06, 2017

In 1870, while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, Lt. Col. G.L. Tupman sighted 15 meteors on the morning of April 30, and another 13 a few mornings later. "S$3 ince they move very quickly - about 148,000 miles per hour (238,000 km/h) - they leave very long "tails" in the sky", Rae Paoletta explains for Gizmodo . (more...)
Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa
- May 06, 2017

About 90 percent of our people are living below $1 per day. Banks frequently put limits as low as $20 on the amount of cash depositors can withdraw and occasionally require customers to lug their withdrawals away as bags of heavy coin. Laughing, Mugabe slowly said: "That isn't true". "Please help and die for this, ' what would we have said?" asked exasperated Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR
- May 03, 2017

Both smartphones have a screen resolution of 2960×1440 and come with curved Super AMOLED screens. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch QHD display; while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2 inch QHD display. It has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage which can be expandable upto 256 GB. One major difference between the Galaxy S8 and S8+ you should know is the battery size. (more...)
Titans 2017 draft: All nine picks analyzed Titans 2017 draft: All nine picks analyzed
- May 03, 2017

Corey Davis, Western Michigan Davis is one of the most prolific college receivers ever. "He was congratulating me, and said how proud he was of me". "I think that's important", Robinson said. "All my siblings, we stuck together, we made it happen", he said. "I plan on putting a little bit more weight on, and using that to advantage any way that I can, " Davis said. (more...)
New funding makes China's Didi 'most valuable Asian start-up' New funding makes China's Didi 'most valuable Asian start-up'
- April 30, 2017

The fresh funds will be used for global expansion, driverless auto technology and other advanced transportation technology, the person familiar with the fund raising said. Didi has invested $30 million in India based Ola Cabs and has participated in a $350 million funding round of GrabTaxi, SEA's largest ride hailing service. (more...)
Cassini Craft Beams Closest Images Ever Taken Of Saturn
- April 28, 2017

NASA plans to crash the spacecraft into Saturn to avoid any chance Cassini could someday collide with any ocean-bearing moons that have the potential to support indigenous microbial life. The spacecraft was oriented so its antenna would shield the scientific instruments from damage. We look forward to more hauntingly handsome photos from Saturn's atmosphere over the coming weeks; we'll take whatever we can get until Cassini becomes a ghost itself. (more...)
Zombies Confirmed for Call of Duty: WWII Zombies Confirmed for Call of Duty: WWII
- April 27, 2017

Since it's historically one of the most common settings, it seems like Sledgehammer knows it has to make this game stand out. Bristling with cannon and armaments, the Rock commanded control of the Strait of Gibraltar, a critical maritime chokepoint vital to the war effort. (more...)
Google Retools Search Engine to Downplay Hoaxes, Fake News Google Retools Search Engine to Downplay Hoaxes, Fake News
- April 26, 2017

Autocomplete and highlighted result snippets are two search features that have gotten attention for not performing as expected. The examples were pretty unsettling, including Holocaust denials , a claim that President Barack Obama was running for a third term , and a wide range of other conspiracy theories . (more...)

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