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OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch OnePlus CEO Pete Lau shares OnePlus 6 camera samples ahead of launch
- May 15, 2018

Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to purchase the OnePlus 6 on 21 May starting from 12PM as part of the Early Access sale and non-Prime users will be able to purchase the device from 22 May. It's no secret that OnePlus partnered with Amazon to sell its smartphones in India, a major market for the Chinese smartphone maker. Apart from the launch offers, to recall, OnePlus is giving complimentary Amazon Pay cashback worth Rs. (more...)
WhatsApp Gets New Group Features, Including Descriptions, Mentions, and Admin Controls WhatsApp Gets New Group Features, Including Descriptions, Mentions, and Admin Controls
- May 15, 2018

As per the new updates, now, the company has added Group description , Admin controls , Group catch up and Participant search features to revamp Groups. To find these messages, WhatsApp group users will only have to tap the @ button that now appears at the bottom-right corner of the chat. Under " Admin controls " in Group settings, there's now a control that allows admins to restrict who can change the group's subject, icon and description. (more...)
Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake
- May 15, 2018

All in all the company removed 583 million fake accounts , although these were not all active at the same time. "This is especially true where we've been able to build artificial intelligence technology that automatically identifies content that might violate our standards". (more...)
Facebook launch Youth Portal for teens' online safety and education Facebook launch Youth Portal for teens' online safety and education
- May 15, 2018

The social network has been displaying tips and advice to younger users in their newsfeeds, and the portal essentially collates this information into one place. "Before you post publicly, pause and ask yourself, 'Would I feel comfortable reading this out loud to my parents and grandparents?' There will always be people at your school who are social media oversharers (and adults in your life who are, too). (more...)
Unskippable Snapchat ads are here Unskippable Snapchat ads are here
- May 15, 2018

But the new ads seem to agree with everyone from the advertisers to the studios making the shows on Snapchat. As with most non-skippable ads, users see a countdown for how long the ad has left. Users can now expect six-second ads. The new advertisements, on the other hand, are unlike the previous ads in the messaging platform. They act much like commercial breaks on TV - remember those? Now Snapchat is risking further backlash by pushing everyone's least favourite kind of ad on users - the ... (more...)
Google Updates Privacy Policy To Make It Easier To Understand Google Updates Privacy Policy To Make It Easier To Understand
- May 15, 2018

At the same time , it also marks a step towards streamlining the process and increasing companies' ownership and freedom to devise a unique GDPR compliance system, which works for their business. If there is a data breach, the individual must be notified within 72 hours of the data breach. In short, it will likely apply to your business in some way. (more...)
Rumour: GameStop Displaying Nintendo Switch Display Cases For Black Ops 4 Rumour: GameStop Displaying Nintendo Switch Display Cases For Black Ops 4
- May 15, 2018

In other Black Ops 4 news, a couple weeks ago Treyarch started teasing the game's multiplayer on their Twitter account by showing off pictures of the perks and "pick 10" system that will be featured in-game. Twitter user by the named of AUGMC was apparently browsing their local GameStop store when they stumbled across something unusual: in the Nintendo Switch section was some pre-order copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . (more...)
Subaru Raids the Toyota Parts Bin for First-Ever Plug-In Model Subaru Raids the Toyota Parts Bin for First-Ever Plug-In Model
- May 15, 2018

Last month, auto and Driver reported that Subaru filed the trademark name Evoltis with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, leading to speculation that the name could be applied to the expected plug-in hybrid version of the Crosstrek . Subaru gave no further specs for the Crosstrek plug-in hybrid, such as battery size, range, or power, and the company did not confirm the name Evoltis for the model. (more...)
Trading Statistics of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
- May 15, 2018

Robert W. Baird downgraded Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $6700 target in Friday, May 26 report. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 4,895 shares of Express Scripts stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. (more...)
Here's When You Can Play The Mario Tennis Aces Beta Here's When You Can Play The Mario Tennis Aces Beta
- May 15, 2018

So far from what we can tell, the trailer of the game does look pretty fun and if you're after a party game, this could be worth checking out, so fire up your console come 1st June if you'd like to take it for a spin! Excitingly, by playing just a single match in the demo (and keeping that save data on your Switch ), you'll be able to get your hands on the "Overalls Mario" costume for use in the full game. (more...)
LG subsidiary opts for blockchain platform LG subsidiary opts for blockchain platform
- May 15, 2018

LG CNS has launched its own blockchain platform that can be applied to all industrial areas including finance, the public sector, telecommunications and manufacturing. In Greek, Mona is a synonym for queen, hence monarchy, which means Monachain can be translated as "queen of the blockchain". Digital Community Currency is beneficial in the issuance of the local currency. (more...)
Google employees quit over drone Google employees quit over drone "evil"
- May 15, 2018

Since the April petition , reports have emerged that close to a dozen staffers have resigned in protest due to the company's continued involvement with Project Maven. "The tech flags pictures for human inspection, and is "Military usage of machine learning obviously raises legitimate concerns". "We're actively engaged across the company in a comprehensive discussion of this important topic and also with outside experts, as we continue to develop our policies around the development and use ... (more...)
Oppo Realme 1 launches today on Amazon India: Livestream, expected price, specs Oppo Realme 1 launches today on Amazon India: Livestream, expected price, specs
- May 15, 2018

On the bright side, the 6-incher does adopt a trendy 2:1 aspect ratio, sporting FHD+ screen resolution (2160 x 1080 pixels), and it even packs the same octa-core Helio P60 processor as the significantly pricier OPPO F7 and R15. However, the company has made a decision to give a few features a miss for the Realme 1 which can be damming for many consumers. But the hardware specifications put the device among the mid-range competitors. (more...)
Global Electric Winch Market 2018-2025 Fong Hwang, Superwinch, Westin Automotive Global Electric Winch Market 2018-2025 Fong Hwang, Superwinch, Westin Automotive
- May 15, 2018

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructures market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies utilized by Electric Vehicle Infrastructures market players and the future prospects from various angles in detail. (more...)
Fujifilm goes square and stylish with new analog Instax Square SQ6 Fujifilm goes square and stylish with new analog Instax Square SQ6
- May 15, 2018

The camera has an automatic exposure adjustment function that is activated when the shutter button is pressed, detecting the ambient brightness and adjusting to provide the optimum shutter speed and flash intensity. The lens is a 65.75mm constructed from two elements to retract in and out. The product represents the brand's first foray into square-format fully analog instant prints. (more...)
Meet Alibi, the new defender in Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Para Bellum Meet Alibi, the new defender in Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Para Bellum
- May 15, 2018

The new location, "Villa", will be available as part of the game's new season Operation: Para Bellum . Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum is launching on May 19. But we don't get to see them or learn more about them just yet. Don't know about the competition, but, unlike some other cards, but this at least looks bright and attractive - just, you know, associated with Assassin's Creed II and Sapienza of HITMAN. (more...)
Guilty Gear Heading To The Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 And PC Guilty Gear Heading To The Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 And PC
- May 15, 2018

Arc System Works has revealed it is working on a port of Guilty Gear for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. There are no announcements other than the fact that the game is headed to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC, but considering it has been announced here, a Release Date and official announcement is expected soon. (more...)
Nokia X with 19:9 screen, Snapdragon 636 launching on 16 May Nokia X with 19:9 screen, Snapdragon 636 launching on 16 May
- May 15, 2018

It will ne powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor. The front camera sports a sensor of 8 MP. We are expecting the Nokia 9 with Snapdragon 845 too, but on May 16, the company is launching Nokia X6 , a mid-range smartphone with a design that we have seen on a lot of phones this year. (more...)
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero song Chyavanprash has Arjun Kapoor as its secret ingredient Bhavesh Joshi Superhero song Chyavanprash has Arjun Kapoor as its secret ingredient
- May 15, 2018

Apart from Divya, Pragati Joshi and Arohi Mhatre also lend their voices to the 'Chavanprash' song. The interesting thing about the song is that it features Harshvardhan Kapoor's elder brother Arjun Kapoor . The action-packed trailer traces the journey of a group of friends who set out on the path of righteousness. A Vikramaditya directorial, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is the story of a student-turned-vigilante who becomes in stronger in his quest to end crimes after an attempt is made ... (more...)
HP Outs Refreshed Line Of Premium EliteBook And Envy Laptops, Convertibles, Desktops HP Outs Refreshed Line Of Premium EliteBook And Envy Laptops, Convertibles, Desktops
- May 15, 2018

HP offers up to 4TB of SSD storage for the machine and an optional HP Privacy Camera to protect the webcam. You'll also find security features like a Fingerprint reader and HP Sure View . HP Elite x2 1013 G3 is expected to be available in June for a starting price of $1,499. The new HP notebooks are a mix of laptop, convertible (2-in-1), and detachable models belonging to the Envy series and freshly minted EliteBook 1000 family of products. (more...)
Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions shuts down Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions shuts down
- May 15, 2018

The company - which made LawBreakers and battle royale title Radical Heights just recently - was founded in 2014, but unfortunately never seemed to gain any traction with the titles it released. "They worked tirelessly to produce quality products and, while we had our ups and downs, I'd like to think we had fun doing it", Bleszinski wrote. Sadly though, Lawbreakers released previous year to little fanfare and low player counts. (more...)
Aston Martin has unveiled the AMR-version of the supercar DB11 Aston Martin has unveiled the AMR-version of the supercar DB11
- May 15, 2018

The DB11 AMR joins the DB11 V12 and DB V8 in the brand's line-up. Luxury vehicle maker Aston Martin has launched a new DB11 AMR at the opening of the Nürburgring-based Performance Centre in Germany. Audibly, the AMR is more aggressive thanks to a tweak to the exhaust note when sport mode is active. On the outside, all brightwork has been given a monochrome treatment: dark headlight surrounds and smoked tail lamps complimented by dark front grille and tailpipes; gloss black roof, roof ... (more...)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Xbox Game Preview Announcement Trailer Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Xbox Game Preview Announcement Trailer
- May 15, 2018

Original Sin had its start as a Kickstarter, followed by the exceptional success of the sequel, Original Sin 2 . Divinity Original Sin 2 was originally released on the PC previous year, and since then it has taken RPG fans by storm with its open-ended story campaign and fantastic visuals. (more...)
Ford EcoSport S And Signature Editions Launched With Sunroof In India Ford EcoSport S And Signature Editions Launched With Sunroof In India
- May 14, 2018

Ford India has now revived the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol , EcoBoost engine with the launch of the EcoSport S with a sunroof. Ford has also launched the EcoSport Signature Edition which has been priced at Rs 10.40 lakh (ex-showroom) for the petrol variant and Rs 10.99 lakh for the diesel variant, ex-showroom. (more...)
Nokia 6.1 now available in India. Check specs, price here Nokia 6.1 now available in India. Check specs, price here
- May 14, 2018

Rs. 500 will be given at the end of first 18 months; and Rs. 1500 will be given at the end of 36 months. Moreover, Flipkart is offering an exchange discount of up to Rs. The rear camera comes with Electronic Image Stabilization, and as seen on the Nokia 7 Plus, the stabilization is impressive on 1080p video recording. (more...)
Google revamps storage pricing; DBX -3.7% Google revamps storage pricing; DBX -3.7%
- May 14, 2018

After today's announcement, buying online storage from Google will fall under the Google One moniker. Google Drive is becoming Google One. Diwanji further explains, "People who use a lot of storage tend to use a lot of other Google products, too". (more...)
New Xbox Controller Leaks Ahead of E3 New Xbox Controller Leaks Ahead of E3
- May 14, 2018

Microsoft at its annual Build conference last week unveiled a five-year, $25 million initiative created to put AI to work for people with disabilities in what could be the tip of the iceberg in the accessibility space. All you need is a person's email address to send them a gift, or if on Xbox, you can select them by their Gamertag. The gift recipient will receive a code for their product along with instructions on how to redeem the code. (more...)
Lenovo Teases An All-Screen Smartphone Lenovo Teases An All-Screen Smartphone
- May 14, 2018

Cheng's teaser post says (according to Google Translate) that the Lenovo Z5 is the company's new flagship phone. The upcoming Lenovo Z5 smartphone could become the first such device to include nothing on the front but the screen. We don't know anything else about the Lenovo Z5, so it may well be a long way off, if it launches at all, as it could just be a concept, but hopefully we'll get to see it in the flesh before too long. (more...)
Motorola Moto Z3 leak in renders, revealing a primary feature Motorola Moto Z3 leak in renders, revealing a primary feature
- May 14, 2018

The company has had a lot of success with budget smartphones like the Moto G5 Plus, Moto E4 and more. As of now, not much is known about the smartphones, apart from the fact that the second-generation C series Moto phones will be a much-upgraded version of last year's Moto C and Moto C Plus . (more...)
Nintendo Announces Re-Stock of NES Classic Edition This June Nintendo Announces Re-Stock of NES Classic Edition This June
- May 14, 2018

The micro-console was then discontinued in early 2017, much to the dismay of many fans. Nintendo will be shipping an additional wave of NES Classic on June 29, 2018. The micro-console will include one NES Classic Controller, an HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. The company will also include 20 NES games with updated multiplayer features, which will be part of online subscription service for the Switch, expected to release in September this year. (more...)