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Nokia 6 4GB RAM variant launched in India: Price, specs and more

Nokia 6 4GB RAM variant launched in India: Price, specs and more

Ajey Mehta, Vice President India , HMD Global said in a statement - "The Nokia 6 has emerged as the one of our most successful phones receiving plaudits for its design, durability and functionality from its countless fans". There will be some launch offers for the customers as well like extra Rs 2000 off on exchange with an older smartphone. The phone is powered by a 3000mAh battery, and comes with a microUSB port. Read More

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New Report Says Apple HomePod Lacks Sound Quality

New Report Says Apple HomePod Lacks Sound Quality

This could prove costly for some, though, as the company revealed that repairs will cost $279 in the out-of-warranty period or for repairs not related to manufacturing defects. Unfortunately, most of the " smarts " end there for HomePod and for that you can blame Siri. As of September, Apple Music had 30 million subscribers to Spotify's 60 million. Read More

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IOS 11.3 Battery Health Feature Revealed

IOS 11.3 Battery Health Feature Revealed

Apple faced a backlash after it confirmed last month that it used software updates to limit the performance of older iPhone models, including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7. He says it's now about finding new ways of selling to its base of 1.3-billion active users. Thune, who heads the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, sent Apple a list of questions over its throttling of iPhone performance, its rollout of the feature, and more. Read More

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Facebook Introduces New 'Lists' Feature For Status Updates

Facebook Introduces New 'Lists' Feature For Status Updates

Recently, it said it's tweaking the News Feed algorithm to show more posts from users' friends and family , and fewer from brands and publishers. Unfortunately, no one knows the right way to evaluate significant social interactions. In this way, people will be more engaged. Since this update is happening as part of a staged rollout, if the below steps aren't visible yet, you will need to check back to see when Facebook updates the app for you. Read More

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THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million

THQ Nordic Buys Deep Silver and Koch Media for €121 Million

No restructuring or cost-saving programmes are now being planned. A new name for the listed entity may be put into place later in 2018, but THQ Nordic and Koch Media will retain their separate names if this happens. "I strongly believe that THQ Nordic is a great strategic fit with Koch Media", Koch Media CEO, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, adds. It's an interesting case, not least because it sees Darksiders , a property already owned by THQ Nordic following the bankruptcy of THQ, reunited with ... Read More

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Uber, Waymo Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit

Uber, Waymo Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit

No other dollar figure was disclosed. Ultimately, settling is a win-win: Uber pays a small penalty, Waymo can claim a technical victory, and both companies will make money when Uber has its initial public offering. That it didn't produce anything before it settled is so far from Uber's innocence having been "overwhelmingly proved " that you have to wonder why Kalanick even bothered to pipe up - who is he hoping to persuade? While I cannot erase the past, I can commit, on behalf of ... Read More

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Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts

Apple HomePod Speaker Debuts

Today is the official release date for Apple's HomePod Speakers and the company just posted cost of repairs for uninsured HomePod customers; $279, which is almost as much as buying a new one for $349. For one, Siri is just not smart enough to compete with Amazon's Alexa or Google's Home assistant, creating frustrations for reviewers. The comprehensive user guide covers a host of different topics about the smart speaker including set up, how to play Apple Music tracks, controlling HomeKit ... Read More

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Florida man claims his Apple AirPods exploded while at the gym

Florida man claims his Apple AirPods exploded while at the gym

Colon told WFLA he was jamming out to a dance mix when white smoke started to billow out from the right pod's chassis. Colon took off his AirPods and put them on some workout equipment while he looked around for a member of staff. Colon is the AirPods would have popped in while still in his ears. In 2016, South Korean manufacturer Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7 was hit by a spate of exploding batteries. Read More

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Vampyr will be released on June 5th

Vampyr will be released on June 5th

Vampyr will be Dontnod's first title since the release of Life is odd in 2015, and it couldn't be more different. About a month ago, Focus Home Interactive and Dontnod Entertainment began a making-of series for the forthcoming action role-playing game, Vampyr , with the companies offering fans a peek behind the curtain that afforded some insights into the title's development process. Read More

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Smart home business Nest is reuniting with Google

Smart home business Nest is reuniting with Google

It moved a few dozen developers from Nest to Google in 2016. Nest hired Marwan Fawaz as its new CEO after Fadell stepped down. The doorbell still hasn't shipped. Nest device sales represented a big chunk of revenue for Alphabet's "Other Bets" division, which brought in $1.2 billion past year. However, it was announced today that Nest will be "coming home" by rejoining the Google hardware division. Read More

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IPhone 8 and iPhone X will receive Hardware Updates

IPhone 8 and iPhone X will receive Hardware Updates

For the very same reason, Apple has introduced this new Hardware Update for the latest, iPhone X along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones. The question is whether their eventual slowdowns will be as noticeable as on older iPhone models at the crux of this whole fiasco. That being said, Apple has stated the direct opposite of this in the past, so we really don't know what their next move will be. Read More

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Google Drive Commenting Now Works With Office, PDF Files

Google Drive Commenting Now Works With Office, PDF Files

The update works in the Drive preview pane, where users can comment, assign tasks, or mention coworkers in a file, and they can write back, even if they aren't using G Suite . But McKinnon argued that customers need to "look beyond just discounts and bold offers" to ensure they're investing in the content and collaboration services that best help employees and allow for easy sharing and collaboration when needed. Read More

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Asian stocks plunge after bloodbath on Wall Street

Asian stocks plunge after bloodbath on Wall Street

The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 5 points, or 0.2 percent, at 2,643. The declines for the Dow and the benchmark S&P 500 index were the biggest single-day percentage drops since August 2011. On the oil market, the futures on United States light crude rose by 0.8% to 63.90 Dollars per barrel after declining by more than 1% in the previous session. Read More

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Mercedes-Benz hits pothole in China with Dalai Lama post

Mercedes-Benz hits pothole in China with Dalai Lama post

Mercedes-Benz failed to take that into account on Monday, when the company posted an ad featuring a photo of a luxury sedan with the Dalai Lama quote, " Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open ", CNN reported . With its rising middle class and growing economic might, China is a key market for many global brands. Of the almost 2.4 million vehicles it sold worldwide past year, more than a quarter were snapped up by Chinese buyers. Read More

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In short: While some may initially applaud our spending a little less time with Facebook - which is still the most popular social network on earth - that doesn't mean we're all spending less time on social media overall. Facebook had no immediate response to broader criticism of its strategy. KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Andy Hargreaves said in a note to clients, that he had raised his 12-month price target for the Facebook stock to $245 from $220. Read More

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Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

The avalanche hit an army post of 21 Rajput at Sona Pandi Gali in Machil at around 4:30 pm, NDTV reported. The Chief Minister has conveyed her sympathies to the families of dead soldiers. One soldier, identified as Sepoy Bipin, was hospitalised immediately and is said to be stable. Last month, 11 people, including a BEACON officer, died when multiple avalanches struck three vehicles near Sadhna Top in Kupwara. Read More

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From March 1, Windows Defender Will Prevent Users From Losing Their Money

From March 1, Windows Defender Will Prevent Users From Losing Their Money

These numbers were followed by StatCounter, which showed Windows 10 at 41.69 percent and Windows 7 at 41.89 percent globally, making all of us believe that Windows 10 will manage to surpass Windows 7's numbers in a month. The gap between the two operating systems stands at 0.92 percent, in Windows 10's favor. Nevertheless, the speed with which Windows 10 has been adopted has been slower than Microsoft initially anticipated. Read More

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Space strategy sim Surviving Mars gets a release date

Space strategy sim Surviving Mars gets a release date

Haemimont Games' Surviving Mars is set somewhere a little different to the Tropico series that they're perhaps most famous for. A new trailer alongside the announcement showcases some of the mysterious that might be found on Mars. Surviving Mars will feature 4K support on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles, we're told, and full mod support for PC players. The environment is hostile and resources are scarce, but once you gain a foothold you can expand, with the ultimate goal of ... Read More

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Sensex slides ahead of Budget; ends below 36000-mark

Sensex slides ahead of Budget; ends below 36000-mark

On Tuesday the Sensex closed at 36,033.73 points. It hovered in a range of 11,058.50 and 10,979.30. Intra-day, it shuttled between 35,818.41 and 36,050.69. Tech Mahindra, Hindalco, Kotak Bank and were the major gainers while Dr. Reddy, and Coal India lost the most. The BSE market breadth was bearish as 1,911 stocks declined against 799 advances. Read More

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IPhone SE 2 Is Not Coming

IPhone SE 2 Is Not Coming

Apple has reportedly notified suppliers that it will cute its iPhone X production target for the first quarter by 50 percent to around 20 million units. As the Apple earnings report for FQ1 2018 approaches later this week, investors are likely seeing this latest report about iPhone X weakness as especially ominous. Read More

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