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Google will soon require OEMs to roll out 'regular' Android security patches

Google will soon require OEMs to roll out 'regular' Android security patches The new voices are also just some of the changes that Google is making to Assistant. At I/O 2018, the company announced support for Digital Subscriptions through the Google Assistant's voice apps, 'Actions' . Until now, users have had to say "Hey Google" each time they asked a question or wanted help. Also, the time is now displayed on the left side if the notch instead of the regular r... [Full Article...]

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis

Uber Announces Research Partnership with NASA on Flying Urban Taxis Uber's holding a big conference today in Los Angeles, Uber Elevate , to share more about its ambitions to launch a flying taxi service. Uber and NASA promise to develop a flight management system to keep thousands of planes flying orderly. [Full Article...]

28Chinese Court Sentences Ex-Top Communist Official to Life Term for Graft

28Chinese Court Sentences Ex-Top Communist Official to Life Term for Graft The former Communist Party Secretary was convicted of illegally accepting more than 170 million yuan (US $ 26.7 million) in bribes, according to the First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin . Sun's case mirrors the downfall of another former Chongqing chief, Bo Xilai , whose arrest shook the previous party shuffle in 2012. Xi has presided over a popular anti-graft drive since coming to p... [Full Article...]

Former senior Chinese official given life sentence

Former senior Chinese official given life sentence Sun pleaded guilty at an open court hearing held on April 12th. Sun fell from grace just months before the Communist Party met for its twice-a-decade conference in October, and a generational transfer of power was made in key decision-making bodies. [Full Article...]

Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter

Fitbit's female health tracking goes live as its wearables get smarter But that's changing today - Fitbit is rolling out quick replies to the Versa and Ionic . It's probably not too late, though, and besides, both female health tracking capabilities and quick replies are coming to the affordable Versa, as well as the costlier Fitbit Ionic smartwatch , available right now at $250 after a nationwide $50 markdown. [Full Article...]

Microsoft shows off Alexa-Cortana integration, launches sign-up website for news

Microsoft shows off Alexa-Cortana integration, launches sign-up website for news But the company at its Build developer conference today did show off how that integration will work, in an on-stage demo with support from Amazon , and it launched a new website for developers interested in receiving Alexa-Cortana integration news and information going forward. [Full Article...]

Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute

Whats App Requires Instagram, Face-book Video Integration With PiP Attribute The native in-app payment feature combined with in-app purchases can, therefore, be more easily accessible and attractable for all the users. However, the feature is expected to be made available soon on Android as well. The rule change comes as new European data privacy rules roll out in the EU next month. For security, the registered profile can also be locked with a security pin code. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk kinda, sorta admits he messed up

Elon Musk kinda, sorta admits he messed up Next. Boring , bonehead questions are not cool". "I should have answered their questions, live", Musk tweeted a day later. After receiving a suggestion on Twitter that blocking analysts who are going to be negative would solve his problem, Musk wrote back: "True". [Full Article...]

Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Takes Its First Life

Coli Outbreak Linked to Lettuce Takes Its First Life Symptoms include bloody diarrhea , severe stomach cramps , and vomiting . Of those, at least 14 have developed kidney failure . More cases are expected. "Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, consumers should confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region". [Full Article...]

Facebook's AR camera effects platform comes to Instagram

Facebook's AR camera effects platform comes to Instagram Once a business interacts with a person on Messenger, the business can prompt the user to open the Facebook camera, which will be pre-populated with brand-specific filters and AR effects. Facebook also announced that it is updating its AR creation software AR Studio. Users can use augmented reality lenses and effects while sharing photos, videos and stories. [Full Article...]

Did the Patriots want to trade up for Baker Mayfield?

Did the Patriots want to trade up for Baker Mayfield? That creates the curious possibility that, while this highly celebrated class produced the first occasion that four quarterbacks were drafted in the top 10, all four of those would-be franchise saviors could begin their National Football League careers as backups. [Full Article...]

How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go

How to Pre-Order the Oculus Go The company has released plenty of details today during the Facebook Developers Conference, with Facebook VP of VR Hugo Barra taking to the stage as part of the keynote address. Zuckerberg has billed the device as an attempt to make VR adopted by the masses, with the goal of getting one billion people using the technology, which transports people into simulated environments. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp co-founder to exit Facebook

WhatsApp co-founder to exit Facebook Shortly after the report from The Washington Post , Koum confirmed his departure on Facebook, writing that his newfound free time will allow him to spend time doing other things, such as "collecting rare air-cooled Porsches". But Zuckerberg has reportedly pushed WhatsApp to "move faster" to grow its business base, despite scrutiny from the United Kingdom government about its privacy policy as w... [Full Article...]

Australia Commits About $379M To Help Save The Great Barrier Reef

Australia Commits About $379M To Help Save The Great Barrier Reef A 2017 survey found coral mortality varied from the northern to the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef . "The more we understand about the reef, the better we can protect it". "It's not working, it's not achieving major water quality improvements", he told Reuters by telephone on Sunday. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will receive an additional AU$10 million each year from 2... [Full Article...]

PM Modi Announces 'Swachh Bharat' Summer Internship For Students

PM Modi Announces 'Swachh Bharat' Summer Internship For Students He also boasted about the National Livelihood Mission and said the programme is successfully generating employment in the rural areas and curtailing the outbound migrants from the village. He said, Baba Saheb strengthened the oppressed, exploited, deprived and crores of people standing on the brink of marginalization through Constitution of India. [Full Article...]

European Central Bank holds rates steady and reaffirms ultra-easy monetary policy

European Central Bank holds rates steady and reaffirms ultra-easy monetary policy The ECB's decision to stand pat had been expected, but Mr. Draghi's caution suggests the ECB could yet delay a decision to phase out its EUR30 billion ($36.6 billion)-a-month bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing or QE, which is now due to run at least through September. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Surface revenue up 32 percent alongside its booming cloud

Microsoft's Surface revenue up 32 percent alongside its booming cloud Revenue in the three months ended in March rose 16% year over year to $26.82 billion, yielding earnings per share of 95 cents. In this division, Windows OEM revenue increased 4% and Windows commercial products and cloud services reported an increase in revenue of 21%. [Full Article...]

Ford F-150 diesel can do 7.8 L/100 kilometres on the highway

Ford F-150 diesel can do 7.8 L/100 kilometres on the highway The full breakdown is 22 mpg (10.7 L/100 kilometres) in the city and 25 mpg (9.4 L/100 kilomeres) combined city/highway. Just as soon as some manufacturers (that will go unnamed here) pulled their oil-burners out of the North American market, here we have Ford introducing their brand new 3-litre power-stroke diesel in their F-150 pick up. [Full Article...]

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Is On Its Way to Orbit

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Is On Its Way to Orbit TESS flew into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon rocket and will orbit Earth for two years, scanning stars in an effort to find and identify any planets in orbit around them. Stay tuned with us to know more about this entire space mission of NASA. "TESS forms kind of a bridge between what we've learned about exoplanets to date and where we're headed in the future", said Jeff Volosin , TESS proj... [Full Article...]

Rumor: Battlefield 5 Battle Royale Mode Being Tested

Rumor: Battlefield 5 Battle Royale Mode Being Tested It's no secret that Battlefield 5 is under development from DICE , but what has indeed come as a surprise is that a battle royale mode is apparently being developed for the game at the moment. If the mode does get the green light, Battlefield: Battle Royale could end up as a new part of Battlefield V as a free update. Black Ops 4 is reportedly due for the mode, it's been a strong comp... [Full Article...]


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