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Tez, Google's new mobile payments app for India, is official

Tez, Google's new mobile payments app for India, is official To make Tez count, Google made sure it worked with India's national Unified Payments Interface (UPI), a payment system backed by the government and 19 major banks in the country. UPI allows for easy transfer for payments within bank accounts. It comes with enhanced Google's multi layered security and 24/7 protection feature. [Full Article...]

The Latest 'South Park' Episode Hilariously Wreaked Havoc On Amazon Alexa Owners

The Latest 'South Park' Episode Hilariously Wreaked Havoc On Amazon Alexa Owners Eric Cartman has relationship issues with his girlfriend Heidi and turns to personal assistant devices like Alexa for comfort. Maybe I would have found that humorous as a teenager, but come on... Randy was used as the voice of reason, likely projecting the true thoughts of Matt and Trey. You just have to find a way to knock down that load-bearing wall. [Full Article...]

Google slapped with gender-based discrimination suit

Google slapped with gender-based discrimination suit The suit seeks unspecified "wages due" and damages, as well as shares of Google , profits from the companies "unlawful and/or unfair business practices". Google said in an email that "job levels and promotions are determined through rigorous hiring and promotion committees" and that it has checks in place to guard against gender bias . [Full Article...]

Google's Pixel 2 is launching on October 4

The billboard doesn't actually say that October 4 is the day Google will unveil the new handsets. Grab the popcorn and stay tuned for all the exciting (and not-so-exciting) leaks up until that event. With the announcement of the iPhone 8 , 8 Plus and iPhone X last week, Google knows people are starting to think about upgrading their handsets. [Full Article...]

SNES Classic Pre Orders, Sales Will Continue, NES Classic Returns In 2018

SNES Classic Pre Orders, Sales Will Continue, NES Classic Returns In 2018 During his talk with Financial Times , the Nintendo of America President said , "I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any auction sites". On the topic of the NES Classic Mini , Nintendo has announced that it will bring this system back, with new shipments from next summer. Speaking of SNES Classic , Nintendo also plans to bump up the number of units t... [Full Article...]

Volkswagen ID Crozz revealed in full

Volkswagen ID Crozz revealed in full The news follows moves from a host of major carmakers to expand their EV offerings, with Volvo, Maserati and Jaguar Land Rover all recently announcing target dates by which they hope to stop producing and selling pure petrol and diesel cars altogether. [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 Expensive Price Might Be Due To Samsung's OLED Monopoly

IPhone 8 Expensive Price Might Be Due To Samsung's OLED Monopoly Samsung and Apple are competing like insane to sell more smartphones around the world. Apple has sent out invitations to the media for its September 12 event where it is expected to unveil the 10th anniversary iPhone along with a new Apple Watch and Apple TV . [Full Article...]

Developer Advises Players of Server Queues

Developer Advises Players of Server Queues When the game hits store shelves on September 6th, endgame content won't be available yet. It had a sense of place, history, and along with the associated Grimoire cards that provided story of the lore (outside of the game), fans started exploring the narrative surrounding the raid. [Full Article...]

Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way

Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way They modeled their data and found that the structure is a very promising candidate for an intermediary black hole ( IMBH ) - a hypothetical class of black hole with mass in the range 100 to one million solar masses. IMBHs are a newer theory; and while many have been proposed, none have been accepted yet. An absolutely huge black hole 100,000 times more massive than the sun has been discov... [Full Article...]

Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns from Union Cabinet, others speculated to follow

Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns from Union Cabinet, others speculated to follow Rudy, who held independent charge in the ministry of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is expected to be assigned organizational work. Also, Modi is due to leave for the Brics summit in China early Sunday. India's almost Rs 20,000 crore plan to clean the holy Ganga river is badly behind schedule, with large stretches contaminated by toxic waste and sewage, forcing Modi to intervene. [Full Article...]

Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack

Instagram says high-profile users targeted in cyber attack An Instagram bug meant hackers gained access to celebrity users' phone numbers and email addresses , the company admitted on Wednesday. "This is why it is critical for users to take responsibility of their own security ". "Not a terrible start". Instagram patched its bug shortly after it was first discovered, but the damage was done. That doesn't say much considering there are more... [Full Article...]

Alexa, Open Cortana: Amazon, Microsoft Team Up on Voice

Alexa, Open Cortana: Amazon, Microsoft Team Up on Voice Excitingly, this also suggests you'll be able to do things like schedule recording times on connected TV platforms like EE TV and YouView via Cortana , as well as make use of the many new skills being written by third-party developers. The new multi-room support works across the main Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot devices, and just like the rest of Alexa , is operated primarily through voice ... [Full Article...]

Canadian runners share tributes to David Torrence after sudden death

Canadian runners share tributes to David Torrence after sudden death Staffers at the Center Court Condominiums found Torrence at about 7:30 a.m. and immediately called 911. Torrence was pronounced dead at the scene. Olympic finalist David Torrence dies at 31 . "David was an awesome man who showed tremendous strength and dedication in everything he did both personally and professionally", Wendy Yang, president of Hoka, told NPR . [Full Article...]

Apple set to unveil latest iPhone September 12

Apple set to unveil latest iPhone September 12 Those waiting to upgrade their iPhones can expect to see the new options on September 12. This year Apple is expected to include facial recognition authentication technology in order to replace the Touch ID fingerprint technology. Expect AR to enable all sorts of new use- ases for iPhones from games to medicine to education. Samsung - Apple's closest rival - launched its flagship Galax... [Full Article...]

Game of Thrones Video Game May Be Coming From Skyrim Creators

Game of Thrones Video Game May Be Coming From Skyrim Creators No further details are hinted at. Back in 2011, Bethesda revealed that they were in talks to do a Game of Thrones video game, but ultimately chose to put their time into Skyrim instead. The most notable, perhaps, is Telltale Games' episodic adventure, which debuted in 2014; a second season is in development. The second season of episodes is now in development, as revealed in an interview... [Full Article...]

Fitbit Aims to Take a Piece Out of Apple With new Smartwatch

Fitbit Aims to Take a Piece Out of Apple With new Smartwatch In terms of hardware, the Ionic features Global Positioning System, sleep tracking, blood-oxygen monitoring, personalized training, heart-rate tracking, and water resistance up to 50 meters. Fitbit estimates the battery life as "4+ days". "Ten years ago, Fitbit pioneered the wearables category with the introduction of its first health and fitness tracker", Fitbit co-founder and CEO ... [Full Article...]

Samsung heir fights five-year jail term over bribery scandal

Samsung heir fights five-year jail term over bribery scandal Lee's lawyers are expected to appeal soon, where the decision is likely to be taken by the country's Supreme Court, possibly next year. Since his arrest in February, Mr. Lee has two sisters, but neither has been heavily involved in Samsung Electronics , which is widely regarded as the center of the Samsung empire. Lee joined the Samsung Electronics board in October 2016 around the time of the... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 5X expected to launch on September 5 in India

Xiaomi Mi 5X expected to launch on September 5 in India Xiaomi's gen-next Mi 5x smartphone comes out into the markets with a 5.5 inched full-HD display . The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. At the launch event, Xiaomi will be announcing the India pricing and availability of the smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 5X . At the rear, there are two 12-megapixel cameras with phase detection autofo... [Full Article...]

Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature

Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature While Sarahah does ask for permission to access a user's contacts, it does not specify that the same are being uploaded and stored on its servers. Julian added that the app does this all over again if you use it after a break. On both iOS and Android platforms, Sarahah asks for permission to access each user's phone contacts. However this does not translate to justifying the uploading of c... [Full Article...]

Facebook and Instagram go down on Saturday morning

Facebook and Instagram go down on Saturday morning Saturday morning turned out to be social-media-free for a number of Facebook and Instagram users, albeit involuntarily. The issues appear to be affecting Instagram as well. Facebook was back up in the Los Angeles area shortly after 7 a.m. "Aaaargh both Instagram and Facebook are down!, wrote one woman. Facebook is down for maintenance right now, but you should be able to get on wi... [Full Article...]


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