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BJP irks critics for demanding cuts in Tamil movie 'Mersal' BJP irks critics for demanding cuts in Tamil movie 'Mersal'
- October 24, 2017

The film is doing extraordinary business in Tamil Nadu and overseas alike and thanks to the controversy over GST dialogues, film started doing well in non-Tamil markets as well. On Friday, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said it is important to cut down the dialogue that actor Vijay termed untruths about the Goods and Services Tax. (more...)
Nintendo Claims Two-Thirds of September Video Game Hardware Sales
- October 20, 2017

It only works in four games now, and the results aren't great. This means that if you managed to do something unbelievably cool, you can quickly pop into your Album and ensure that you've got the video evidence to prove it. There's no waiting for any downloads - you can start playing the game the moment it's officially "out". A small but interesting function added with the new firmware is the ability to match the console's software version for a group of local users. (more...)
The iPhone 8 isn't looking so great The iPhone 8 isn't looking so great
- October 20, 2017

Apple began selling its iPhone 8 on 22 September for $699 (£525) for 64GB handset, whereas the iPhone 8 Plus will set buyers back by $799 (£600). A report out of Taiwan today claims that Apple is cutting its production orders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus by as much as 50 percent for the month of November and December. (more...)
Samsung launches NB-IoT GPS smart tag Samsung launches NB-IoT GPS smart tag
- October 17, 2017

The device offers smart location notifications on a NB-IoT or Cat.M1 network to help a user conveniently see how far their belonging is. It has an on-demand feature by which you can request any Connect Tag's location when desired, by pressing a button on the smartphone. (more...)
Trump Justice Department says Chicago violated immigration rules on earlier grant Trump Justice Department says Chicago violated immigration rules on earlier grant
- October 14, 2017

In May, Sessions threatened that non-compliant cities could see grants withheld or "clawed back", or be barred from receiving grants in the future. JAG stands for Justice Assistance Grant. In addition, Philadelphia is suing over other new requirements for policing grants that Sessions imposed on cities in July, aimed at punishing sanctuary cities. (more...)
Amazon Embraces Teen Shoppers; With Parent's Permission Amazon Embraces Teen Shoppers; With Parent's Permission
- October 14, 2017

The invitation will be sent to parents via text message or email. Parents will also choose a payment method and shipping addresses their teen can use when buying items. On this page, there's now a new option to add a teen, as well as configure the settings associated with their account. Amazon is giving teenagers a bit of independence by allowing them to place their own orders under their own login while using their parent (s) Prime subscription. (more...)
IPad Pro could be Apple's next device to use Face ID
- October 12, 2017

And, you're one of the many Apple fans or just a loyal iPhone user holding out for an iPhone X , here are the seven things you won't find on neither the iPhone 8 nor 8 Plus. He stated in a note to MacRumors that the 2018 iPad Pro will probably come with a TrueDepth camera and the FaceID feature. The device is expected to gain from the features of the preceding iPhone. (more...)
BlackBerry Motion officially announced as a full-touch smartphone BlackBerry Motion officially announced as a full-touch smartphone
- October 10, 2017

This is the fifth Android phone so far by BlackBerry , following the BlackBerry Priv , DTEK50, DTEK60, and the BlackBerry KEYOne . It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and has a front-facing fingerprint scanner. If past releases are anything to go by, the BlackBerry Motion could have a release date in some markets before its worldwide launch. Alongside the battery , the phone comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, which enables up to a 50% charge in roughly 40 minutes using a ... (more...)
Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan
- October 05, 2017

Twitter said last week that it shared advertisements from 2016 aimed toward the US market from three RT accounts with staff members on both the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Warner complained that he has seen no evidence that the Trump administration has mounted a government-wide effort to make sure that no foreign power can ever again interfere in an American election. (more...)
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Gambled For $10000 Per Day Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Gambled For $10000 Per Day
- October 05, 2017

Interviewed with her face blurred so she could remain anonymous, one of Danley's sisters told Australia's 7 News she believed Paddock had deliberately sent her away. Neighbours have said the couple mostly kept to themselves and were frequently away for weeks at a time on gambling trips. The guns were bought in Nevada, Utah, California and Texas, said Jill Snyder, special agent in charge of ATF field division in San Francisco. (more...)
Apple is investigating reports iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open Apple is investigating reports iPhone 8 Plus devices bursting open
- September 30, 2017

The sale started from today, which is in a way something new given the fact that these phones were launched globally just two weeks ago on September 12. And after spending a week with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus , I realize that the cheaper phones are going to be flawless for a ton of people. - If you are someone already using the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, don't upgrade. (more...)
Rihanna urges Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico Rihanna urges Donald Trump to help the people of Puerto Rico
- September 29, 2017

The death toll was not as bad as the scores killed by Hurricane Irma - Maria claimed more than 30 lives in the Caribbean, including at least 16 in Puerto Rico. Trump told reporters Wednesday that his administration was looking at a new waiver, but he said, "We have a lot of shippers and a lot of people and a lot of people that work in the shipping industry that don't want the Jones Act lifted". (more...)
Minnesota, Wisconsin among states whose election systems were targeted by hackers Minnesota, Wisconsin among states whose election systems were targeted by hackers
- September 23, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security called Wyman personally to tell her of the activity, he said. Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to access Washington's election systems before the 2016 general election, according to the state Secretary of State's Office. (more...)
Apple iOS 11: Features you need to know about Apple iOS 11: Features you need to know about
- September 20, 2017

Before you do, however, you should know that iOS 11 is an app breaker. While you'll have to make sure that your phone or tablet will be able to receive the new iOS update, the early word-of-mouth online seems mostly positive about the new features . (more...)
DHS banned Kaspersky software from all government systems DHS banned Kaspersky software from all government systems
- September 16, 2017

Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security , has ordered federal agencies to develop plans to remove Kaspersky software from the government's systems in the next 90 days. "Applaud DHS for heeding my call to remove all Kaspersky products from fed agencies". Eugene Kaspersky says U.S. users have nothing to fear from his company, despite a government ban. (more...)
Police search Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters amid tight security Police search Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters amid tight security
- September 11, 2017

The Haryana Police is investigating claims that top Dera Sacha Sauda functionaries paid a "supari" (contract) of ₹5 crore to criminal elements to instigate violence in Panchkula and other places after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction for rape. (more...)
IPhone X, iPhone 8 names appear in Apple software codes IPhone X, iPhone 8 names appear in Apple software codes
- September 10, 2017

Once a face is detected, iOS 11 will assist users in framing the shot and aligning their features accordingly, as evidenced via the video below. But that's the least of the hidden treasures in this batch. Apple's upcoming and close to final version of iOS 11 has leaked revealing some new information about the highly anticipated iPhone due next week. (more...)
Civilian killed, 13 injured in grenade attack in Srinagar Civilian killed, 13 injured in grenade attack in Srinagar
- September 08, 2017

Later, one seriously injured civilian succumbed to injuries at the Srinagar hospital. The security forces have cordoned off the area. A police officer said that the attack took place at 5.00 am in the morning and it appears that the security personnel posted in the Jahangir Chowk area were on target. (more...)
Yasin Malik arrested ahead of Separatists protest march to Delhi Yasin Malik arrested ahead of Separatists protest march to Delhi
- September 08, 2017

It said that raids were conducted at 9 locations in Kashmir and one each in Jammu and Gurugram. "There was heavy deployment of forces and the area where Agha lives was cordoned off". According to NIA sources, similar raids were going on at 12 places in the valley. Shakeel heads the Islamic Students' League (ISL). At around 8.00 PM, scores of Aga's followers gathered outside his house and at Imambara of Budgam and they held a strong protest against the NIA search operation. (more...)
Google abandons Project Tango, takes on Apple's ARKit with hardware-independent ARCore Google abandons Project Tango, takes on Apple's ARKit with hardware-independent ARCore
- August 31, 2017

In order to make their AR system famous, they would have to ask their phone makers to use certain parts because it may be impossible for them to account for a variety of Android phone cameras. You see, while virtual reality immerses you into a space, replacing everything you see in a physical world, AR takes the world around you and adds virtual objects over it. (more...)