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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 platform in mobile AI, neural networking push Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 710 platform in mobile AI, neural networking push
- May 26, 2018

The platform is the first in Qualcomm's new 700-tier portfolio. The tech giant hopes that the upcoming range of products in the line will bring "select premium-tier features to a broader audience", as well as provide consumers with more than we now expect from high-end mobile devices. (more...)
Trump Tells Grads 'You Don't Give Up, You Don't Give In' Trump Tells Grads 'You Don't Give Up, You Don't Give In'
- May 25, 2018

We are going to stand up for America. We are going to stand up for America. Trump repeatedly warned Thursday the US military would be ready if Kim reacted "foolishly" and the region returned to heightened tensions. The ceremony took place in the football stadium at Annapolis, with about 30,000 family members and friends in attendance. The 2018 class included 283 Navy aviators, 276 surface warfare officers, 236 Marines, 135 Navy Seals, 70 restricted line officers, and 15 explosive ordinance ... (more...)
North Korea Still Open To Talks After Trump Cancels Summit North Korea Still Open To Talks After Trump Cancels Summit
- May 25, 2018

A composite image of Trump and Kim Jong Un . Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan called Trump's withdrawal "unexpected" and "very regrettable", and said the cancellation of the talks showed "how grave the status of historically deep-rooted hostile North Korea-U.S. (more...)
Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars Apple Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars
- May 25, 2018

Apple has signed a deal with Volkswagen to produce a self-driving version of its T6 Transporter van , according to the New York Times . For the past several years, Apple sought partnerships with the luxury carmakers BMW and Mercedes-Benz to develop an all-electric self-driving vehicle, according to five people familiar with the negotiations who asked not to be identified because they weren't authorized to discuss the matter publicly. (more...)
Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain
- May 25, 2018

The EcoDynamics+ diesel mild-hybrid system is paired with Kia's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) active emissions control technology, reducing Carbon dioxide emissions by up to 4% on the new Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), and up to 7% on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). (more...)
Acer's first high-end Chromebooks are built for business Acer's first high-end Chromebooks are built for business
- May 25, 2018

As you'd probably expect, a couple of these Chromebooks are convertibles, including one of the 15-inch models, which is a first for Acer . There's also a new option if you remain firmly in the Windows camp. 32,000). Acer also announced a non-convertible version, the Chromebook 13 . "Both 13" Chromebooks get 13.5" IPS displays with a resolution of 2256x1504, though only the Spin's has touch capability. (more...)
Facebook Upgrades Two Factor Authentication: Here’s How to Set It Up Facebook Upgrades Two Factor Authentication: Here’s How to Set It Up
- May 25, 2018

Not sure what Two-Factor authentication is? There are many different authentication protocols being set by each and every website, app, or system but not everything can be considered really secure. Two-factor authentication is a pretty widely supported security strategy that adds another line of defense for users so they aren't screwed if their login credentials are compromised. (more...)
Ferrari Rewards Loyal Customer With Unique SP38 Supercar Ferrari Rewards Loyal Customer With Unique SP38 Supercar
- May 25, 2018

The customer worked with Ferrari on the vehicle from the outset, collaborating on its design and their individual needs. Designed by the Ferrari Design Centre on the chassis and running gear of the standard 488 GTB , this unique auto reflects the specific vision of a client with a deep passion for racing. (more...)
Apple revokes initial approval of Steam Link app with unclear reasoning Apple revokes initial approval of Steam Link app with unclear reasoning
- May 25, 2018

The physical Steam Link box, which wirelessly pipes PC games to a TV. This isn't the first time something like this has happened when it comes to controversial apps on Apple's App Store. Apple's App Store guidelines ban such a store-within-a-store unless the purchases flow the Apple's infrastructure and pay Apple's cut. Why are other remote desktop clients allowed? Steam Link achieves the same goal of letting PC gamers play something on their television sets (and in this case ... (more...)
Honda showcases Civic Type R pick-up truck concept Honda showcases Civic Type R pick-up truck concept
- May 25, 2018

Built by a specialist team from the Product Engineering department at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) factory in Swindon and codenamed "Project P", the Civic Type R Pickup Truck has been modified and developed from the standard road auto to create potentially one of the fastest pickup trucks on UK roads. (more...)
Apple may owe you $50 if you replaced an iPhone battery early Apple may owe you $50 if you replaced an iPhone battery early
- May 25, 2018

Apple has introduced a new "iPhone out-of-warranty battery replacement credit" programme. As lithium-ion batteries age, Apple pointed out, the amount of power they can deliver is reduced. The $80 credit announced today means that Australian users that paid full price previous year are no worse off than those who put up with device performance issues. (more...)
Samsung Has to Pay Apple $539M for Infringing Patents Samsung Has to Pay Apple $539M for Infringing Patents
- May 25, 2018

As reported by Bloomberg , Apple sought $ 1 billion in the retrial, an amount it was awarded back in 2012 over several patent infringements relating to the iPhone . In this case , the jury decided that it was indeed the whole phone - and this could have ramification for future, similar, trials. This brings the total to almost $ 539 million . (more...)
Samsung May Feature Google’s Wear OS In Its Next Smartwatch Samsung May Feature Google’s Wear OS In Its Next Smartwatch
- May 25, 2018

Wear OS is the new name for Google's operating system for wearables, which was previously known as Android Wear. If a recent trademark application is anything to go by then Samsung might be thinking about replacing the Gear branding for its smartwatches in favor of Galaxy . (more...)
Popular British gaming critic 'TotalBiscuit' dies at 33 Popular British gaming critic 'TotalBiscuit' dies at 33
- May 25, 2018

Tributes poured in for the popular YouTuber with fans describing Bain as a "warrior", a "fighter" and "an inspiration". In 2014, he announced to fans that he had been diagnosed with "full blown cancer ". As Kotaku reported, he was forced to retire from his work as a gaming critic, though he planned to continue his plans to make a video game alongside his wife. (more...)
Meet the HTC U12+ Meet the HTC U12+
- May 25, 2018

The new U series model also doesn't include a notch that has become a trend in the smartphone market since the arrival of the iPhone X in September 2017. This means you can use the edges to zoom in on a map or play and pause music. This places it between the Huawei P20 Pro (with an overall score of 106) and the Huawei P20 (with an overall score of 102). (more...)
Tiahleigh Palmer Murder: Foster Father Sentenced Tiahleigh Palmer Murder: Foster Father Sentenced
- May 25, 2018

In October 2015 her mother officially relinquished custody of her. Her body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River a week later. The Supreme Court heard Tiahleigh was mostly naked when her body was found and there was a bruise on her scalp. (more...)
PM Modi to not present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee 'shocked' PM Modi to not present Visva-Bharati Awards, Mamata Banerjee 'shocked'
- May 25, 2018

Modi, who greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Bengali, said the government would take initiatives to ensure that the youth of both the countries get to know about the cultural contributions made by dignitaries of the two nations. (more...)
Kilauea lava sparks haunting BLUE FLAMES Kilauea lava sparks haunting BLUE FLAMES
- May 25, 2018

Carver Struve, emergency management co-lead at the NASA Headquarters in Washington, said in a statement . Geothermal energy is also considered a clean resource as it doesn't generate greenhouse gas emissions, said Bridget Ayling, the director of Nevada's Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. (more...)
Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed Facebook and Google targeted as first GDPR complaints filed
- May 25, 2018

So it's important that our right to privacy under the Human Rights Convention and the more specific fundamental right to protection of our personal data (under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights ) can be upheld in practice. "I underestimated the scope of work required by the deadline, and this was the required alternative", Instapaper CEO Brian Donohue tweeted on Thursday. (more...)
Rashid-inspired SRH beats KKR, moves into final Rashid-inspired SRH beats KKR, moves into final
- May 25, 2018

When is the IPL match Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders? These are two evenly-matched teams that are more similar than different. Towards the end, the match becomes a thriller of sorts but Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik's 22-ball 26 ensured his side not only had its revenge but two valuable points courtesy a win with only two deliveries remaining. (more...)
Amazon Echo reportedly recorded conversation, sent to random contact Amazon Echo reportedly recorded conversation, sent to random contact
- May 25, 2018

We've welcomed smart speakers into our homes with the kind of enthusiasm you don't normally see around always-on listening devices, because from the very beginning, Amazon stressed that Alexa wasn't snooping on your conversations, and the data wasn't being used for anything nefarious. (more...)
Trump lauds National Football League as anthem rule raises more questions Trump lauds National Football League as anthem rule raises more questions
- May 25, 2018

These players can take the safe bet that no owner is going to risk benching it's best player or half of it's starting offensive lineup because there's one thing fans and owners love more than they may hate the demonstrations: winning. " A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem ", it said. Both Baldwin and Wilson also said that the continued attention on the protests themselves takes away from what the ... (more...)
Unselfishness key to Liverpool's free-scoring front three - Salah Unselfishness key to Liverpool's free-scoring front three - Salah
- May 25, 2018

However, Salah says he would be happy if Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane grabs the goal that takes the Reds to a sixth European crown. This means the Liverpool team can outscore any team on their day. Also, Liverpool have six clean sheets; Real Madrid have just 3. The Reds now hold a 3-2 advantage but lost both their two most recent clashes four seasons ago. (more...)
Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment Women Accuse Morgan Freeman Of Sexual Harassment
- May 25, 2018

Sixteen people-eight of whom say they were victims-described to CNN a range of troubling behavior by Freeman on production sets or promotional tours. On one occasion, she recalls Freeman "kept trying to lift up my skirt and asking if I was wearing underwear", leading Arkin to eventually chastise the Oscar victor. (more...)
Samsung opens AI research centre in Toronto Samsung opens AI research centre in Toronto
- May 25, 2018

The company already has AI centers in Seoul and Silicon Valley, which opened in November and January, respectively. Samsung's research arm has officially opened an artificial intelligence centre in Cambridge , to be followed by two others in Toronto and Moscow later this month, as part of a plan that will see it hiring 1,000 AI-focused researchers by 2020. (more...)
Sterling Brown's 'Unexcusable' Arrest Calls Attention To Milwaukee PD's Racist History Sterling Brown's 'Unexcusable' Arrest Calls Attention To Milwaukee PD's Racist History
- May 25, 2018

The 30-minute video released on YouTube shows Brown being cooperative when police question him. "We're calling on the police department to share this information that many of you have been asking for about the discipline", Milwaukee Council President Ashanti Hamilton said at a press conference. (more...)
After Democrats' concern, Trump officials issue statement on election security After Democrats' concern, Trump officials issue statement on election security
- May 25, 2018

She claimed that she hadn't seen that conclusion, which was made available to the public previous year. Trump has expressed skepticism over whether the Russians tried to help him win the election. Donald Trump would have been on his way to losing the 2016 election without help from Vladimir Putin and the Russians, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claims. (more...)
Uber to End Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in Arizona Uber to End Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in Arizona
- May 25, 2018

He said the autonomous car's cameras and radar system should have had enough time to pick up the pedestrian and react to the situation. Recent accidents involving self-driving cars are making Americans more squeamish about the idea of having them on the road. (more...)
Bjorn names Westwood, Harrington, McDowell and Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captains Bjorn names Westwood, Harrington, McDowell and Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captains
- May 24, 2018

Completing the vice-captaincy line-up alongside previously announced Robert Karlsson are two veterans who everyone expected to get the nod: Lee Westwood and Padraig Harrington . Bjorn also shrugged off the status of Jim Furyk's United States of America team as odds-on favourites to retain the trophy in Paris which they won rather comfortably at Hazeltine two years ago. (more...)
HD Kumaraswamy Becomes Karnataka Chief Minister For Second Time HD Kumaraswamy Becomes Karnataka Chief Minister For Second Time
- May 24, 2018

The ceremony, which was attended by a battery of political dignitaries, including United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi , Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, was nothing short of show of unity of the opposition parties, one year ahead of general elections. (more...)