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Nitish, Sonia Meeting Gives Rise to Speculation about Possible Tie-up

Nitish, Sonia Meeting Gives Rise to Speculation about Possible Tie-up

Another senior JD (U) leader said Kumar's visit to Gandhi's residence was a courtesy call as the Congress is the party's ally in Bihar and also because Gandhi had been ill for some time. "We discussed the possibility of fielding a consensus candidate for the poll. We can find somebody maybe among the political leaders.We can discuss the names of some secular democratic personalities", CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said. Read More

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Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

By adding multi-user support, Home, which is powered by Google Assistant, can recognize up to six different users' voices and provide them with information that's specific to them. Google uses a neural network that's actually located on the device itself to differentiate the distinct voices in the household. Here's how Google Home prevents kids from ordering things - because, seeing as a 6-year-old ordered an $160 dollhouse on Amazon Echo recently, this is something we apparently need ... Read More

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Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

Competition breeds innovation. It's our desire to participate in a market where users can choose the best services available. Google's two-year antitrust battle with Russian competition authorities is finally coming to an end. Per the terms of the settlement, Google must ditch those restrictions in the country. The agreement was signed for six years and nine months. Google has also agreed to soon offer a "Chrome widget" that will let Android users in Russian Federation choose a default ... Read More

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Questions surround NSA's involvement in Microsoft security concerns

Questions surround NSA's involvement in Microsoft security concerns

Did the company buy the access from Shadow Brokers directly or did NSA tip off Microsoft? The "Shadow Brokers" is a group of anonymous hackers that published hacking tools used by the NSA a year ago. "Devices not on this list will not officially receive the Windows 10 Creators Update nor will they receive any future builds from our development branch that we release as part of the Windows Insider Program", Sarkar said. Read More

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North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

North Korea rolls out missiles, other weaponry at parade

The portraits of late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are seen lit at dawn at Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang , North Korea. That raised questions about US President Donald Trump's plans for North Korea, which has conducted several missiles and nuclear tests in defiance of United Nations and unilateral sanctions. Read More

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Apple to design self-driving cars

The State of California requires that companies, which want to test self-driving auto on the road, must register for a permit. The California permit covers three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs, and six drivers, the DMV said . Although iPhone's ongoing popularity has helped Apple remain the world's most valuable company, the company hasn't had a breakthrough product since the 2010 debut of the iPad, now in the throes of a three-year sales slump. Read More

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YO Escapes Death After Electrocution From Charging His iPhone In Bed

YO Escapes Death After Electrocution From Charging His iPhone In Bed

After the incident, Day visited the hospital where doctors told him that he has suffered from second and third degree burns on his neck as well as on his hands. He kept his charger plugged into an extension cord so he can still reach it from bed - something we're sure plenty of people can relate to. I admit that I, occasionally, will put my phone on charge under my pillow instead of on my bedside table, but I also don't sleep wearing conductive items of clothing. Read More

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National Football League passes streaming to Amazon, after Twitter

National Football League passes streaming to Amazon, after Twitter

If you weren't aware, Twitter held these same rights in 2016, but Amazon outbid the social network with a $50 million bid to the National Football League, which is $40 million more than Twitter paid past year. To stream the game through CBS All Access, you'll need to pay $7.99 per month. "Since a year ago, we have collaborated on over 40 live stream partnerships and we will continue to bring the best live content to our customers around the world", a Twitter spokesman said. Read More

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Facebook joins $14mn fund to fight fake news

Facebook joins $14mn fund to fight fake news

With Facebook having accused of helping in the spread of fake news especially during the 2016 USA presidential election, its participation in the initiative is notable. So good luck to the News Integrity Initiative. Recent polls have revealed that the public's trust in the news industry has significantly eroded, reports CNBC . Read More

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South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest

A district court normally issues a verdict within six months of an indictment. A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations. It followed a almost nine-hour court hearing on Thursday that Ms Park attended. As she left her private residence in Seoul to attend the hearing, hundreds of supporters, many of them elderly citizens, gathered outside weeping and chanting slogans. Read More

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Awkward problem with Samsung Galaxy 8

Awkward problem with Samsung Galaxy 8

Users can get the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ for $30 and $35 in regularly scheduled payments, reports Pc Advisor . I seem to be a broken record here by writing every six months that the latest Samsung flagship has the best display on a smartphone and once again Samsung raises the bar. Read More

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Spider-Man coming exclusively to PS4 in 2017, says Marvel

Spider-Man coming exclusively to PS4 in 2017, says Marvel

In a stream (spotted and captured by Reddit user GamingSince95 ), Penagos says "there's [.] more on the horizon for 2017, like Spider-man coming to PlayStation 4". The title was shown off at E3 previous year, but details since then have been slim, including a release date. Polygon did get an update from Insomniac Games that Spider-Man PS4 still doesn't have an "estimated timeframe for the game's release", despite what Marvel has said. Read More

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Google posts Android 7.1.2 images for Nexus and Pixel devices

Google posts Android 7.1.2 images for Nexus and Pixel devices

The Android 7.1.2 Nougat update has been released as an over the air update and it should be available for your Pixel C and the Nexus Player, you can check to see if it is available for your device from the settings menu. If you have a Pixel C, however, you should be able to get the update from today. In a last-ditch bid to "fix" its failing Pixel C tablet, Google is reverting back to its successful Pixel smartphone for inspiration. Read More

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Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories

Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories

Comcast does not outsource ads for consumers since it has its own advertising network . That "non-sensitive data" includes Web browsing information, a Comcast spokesperson told Ars. However, the easing of restrictions has sparked outcry on social media. But the " personal " caveat is where they are misleading customers. Meanwhile, in its privacy statement AT&T has confirmed this Friday that even though Trump signs the bill, they will not make any amendments in their privacy policy ... Read More

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