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Industry Snapchat separates the social from the media with its redesigned app
Author: 0 Snapchat separates the social from the media with its redesigned app

The redesigned app is Snapchat's biggest change since it introduced Discovery, with content from media partners, in January 2015. The redesigned Snapchat app still opens first to a camera . For Snap , which has been battered by three consecutive quarters of disappointing revenue figures and user growth since going public in March, the move could revitalize a business some have previously positioned as having the potential to challenge the digital advertising duopoly of Facebook and ...

Industry Instagram testing GIF search for Stories
Author: 0 Instagram testing GIF search for Stories

The most interesting one is probably the official "regram" button, which should work like retweets on Twitter or reblogs on Tumblr. Instagram is testing a number of new features including the ability to search for GIFs to upload in your stories , according to screenshots obtained by The Next Web .

Industry Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them
Author: 0 Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them

As you may recall, Google made Chrome OS capable of supporting Android applications a year ago, but that support had been limited to select models. While there hasn't been any official word from Microsoft that Office is ready to go for all Chromebooks , there have been plenty of reports of the Office suite working on multiple devices.

Industry Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launched in India: Price, Specs and More
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launched in India: Price, Specs and More

The smartphone is available in two variants - 16GB storage with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB storage with 3GB of RAM. The Redmi 4A looks nearly similar to most of Xiaomi's Redmi lineup. The front camera/selfie unit is a 5-Megapixel sensor with Smart and Pro beautify mode. The Redmi 5A will also be available in a 3GB RAM/32GB storage version that will cost buyers in India Rs 6,999.

Industry LA Auto Show: BMW i8 finally takes its top off
Author: 0 LA Auto Show: BMW i8 finally takes its top off

Located in the car's underbody, underneath the passenger cabin, the battery provides the i8 with a low center of gravity. Beefed-up lithium-ion batteries - they have gone from 7.1 kWh to 11.6 kWh - now offer an electric-only range of up to 33 miles, with speeds up to 75mph possible.

Industry Daredevils jump from mountain top, land in plane mid-air
Author: 0 Daredevils jump from mountain top, land in plane mid-air

Frédéric Fugen and Vincent Reffet jumped from the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland and landed in a Pilatus Porter light aircraft flying at altitude. This video may be the craziest thing you'll ever see. This was a homage to a BASE-jumper called Patrick de Gayardon, who jumped out of a plane and then flew back into it in 1997, according to CNET. "It was very complicated for us as we tried a first time but we messed up a bit and that sucks so much energy out of you".

Industry Organizations Give Back on 'Giving Tuesday'
Author: 0 Organizations Give Back on 'Giving Tuesday'

Today isn't just Tuesday, it's " Giving Tuesday " ― a day of charity styled after the far less charitable Black Friday , Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday that precede it. Donations also can take longer to process and be received when given via text message. With #donate, there's no long donation form or complicated sign-up process.

Industry OnePlus 5T Sale Begins, Price in India Starts at Rs 32999
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T Sale Begins, Price in India Starts at Rs 32999

Vikas Agarwal, General Manager, OnePlus India, said " OnePlus 5T has received overwhelming response in India and globally during the early access sale ". There is no word from OnePlus regarding its worldwide availability . A 16MP primary f/1.7 camera is present at the back along with a 20MP f/1.7 secondary sensor.

Industry Stokes raises Ashes hopes with New Zealand trip
Author: 0 Stokes raises Ashes hopes with New Zealand trip

The ECB statement came after a picture was posted on Twitter which it was claimed showed Stokes at Heathrow Airport. Ben Stokes is reportedly heading downunder - but it won't be to join the England cricket team in Adelaide. The news of Stokes' movements come in the wake of another embarrassing saga for the European Central Bank, folowing the revelation that Jonny Bairstow "headbutted" Cameron Bancroft, the Australia opener, on a night out in Perth at the start of the Ashes tour.

Author: 0 Klemens Schillinger's Substitute Phone aims to help overcome smartphone addiction

The handsome "devices" are made from black polyoxymethylene (acetal) plastic that simulates the heft of a phone, while the beads are natural Howlith stone. The documentary basically shows how Umberto Eco tries to give up smoking pipe by replacing it with a wooden stick. Schillinger said that he followed the same route and wanted to provide the physical feel of a phone for addicts, without the connectivity of actually being one.

Industry Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling
Author: 0 Bungie Turn Of Destiny 2's XP Throttling

We are about to get a lot of content in Destiny 2 next month. For example, the amount of experience points would scale up when playing Crucible competitive matches or the Leviathan Raid, which it said were "longer or fixed duration activities".

Industry Android Oreo update for OnePlus 5 might bring along Face Unlock feature
Author: 0 Android Oreo update for OnePlus 5 might bring along Face Unlock feature

OnePlus 5 now runs on Android 7.0 Nougat software, however, the company has officially announced to upgrade the phone to Android Oreo in the forthcoming days. As we all known OnePlus 5 is the flagship device of 2017 . Alongside this, there were also updates regarding a newly redesigned notification panel and Gallery interface, a new Camera, and a few other features.

Industry Sony Xperia XZ and XZs now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ and XZs now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Notably, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact were the first smartphones to be released with Android 8.0 Oreo. Among that list of 10 smartphones compatible with the new version of the OS there were Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs. Make sure you have more than 1 GB free space for the update. Along with all of this, Oreo also brings the latest November 2017 security patch to Xperia XZ and XZs.

Industry Thanksgiving, Black Friday online sales soar to record highs
Author: 0 Thanksgiving, Black Friday online sales soar to record highs

Canada's brand of Black Friday chaos typically doesn't include the brawls seen south of the border, but the second busiest shopping day of the year seemed tame even by local standards. "The majority of people waiting were there for one specific item; a Sharp 50" 4K smart television set that was marked down more than $300 dollars from it's original price.

Industry Switch and SNES Classic Edition Restocks Incoming
Author: 0 Switch and SNES Classic Edition Restocks Incoming

Nintendo's SNES Classic has been the surprise hit of the year, with the combination of appetites for retro gaming and minimal supplies adding up to shortages across the US. If you want one, best to get there early and join the inevitable lines. Even if you have no interest in Star Fox 2's place in Nintendo's history, the SNES Classic is a wonderful little console which deserves to find its way beneath your TV, alongside the equally likable NES Classic - assuming Nintendo keeps its word and ...

Industry Infiniti QX50 Gives Us a Wink
Author: 0 Infiniti QX50 Gives Us a Wink

Given the medium SUV segment is booming, there is little doubt the auto will make it to Australia, especially given Infiniti has no entrant locally and remains a sales minnow here. For the chassis, Infiniti is the first automaker to use what's called Super High Formability (SHF) high-tensile steel, which can be pressed and moulded into shapes not previously possible, to give the new platform 23 per cent more stiffness over the current QX50.

Industry Facebook Announces New Tool to Check
Author: 0 Facebook Announces New Tool to Check "liked" Pages

As a result, Facebook is now planning to release a tool through which users can find out if they personally were influenced by Russian "fake news" during the campaign. Facebook has since deactivated the accounts. "That's why, as we have discovered information, we have continually come forward to share it publicly and have provided it to congressional investigators".

Industry Pakistani Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters in Islamabad
Author: 0 Pakistani Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters in Islamabad

State television stations reported that security forces had temporarily suspended their operations. The protest which has been on for the last three weeks demanding that the law minister Zahid Hamid steps down, claimed that the modification was part of a larger conspiracy even as the government called it a clerical error.

Industry United Kingdom workers facing no growth in earnings for the next 20 years
Author: 0 United Kingdom workers facing no growth in earnings for the next 20 years

The giveaway included a £300m measure to ease the pressure on claimants of the new universal credit benefit, but Mr Johnson said that was "modest" in the wider context of £12bn worth of cuts to working-age benefits during the period. "We are in danger of losing not just one but getting on for two decades of earnings growth", said Paul Johnson , the organisation's director, warning that it will be some time before people earn as much as in the era before the financial crisis.

Industry Uber to partner with Mahindra to deploy electric vehicles in India
Author: 0 Uber to partner with Mahindra to deploy electric vehicles in India

The companies will deploy hundreds of electric vehicles in Delhi and Hyderabad . New Delhi and Hyderabad were chosen to run the pilot because "they seem to be the most proactive in establishing charging infrastructure", Goenka said. The carmaker is now working on two electric passenger vehicles, including one with its South Korean unit Ssangyong Motor Co . Mahindra can assemble 500 electric cars per month at the moment and is hopeful of raising capacity 10-fold over the next two years.

Industry Google ceases collecting Android location data amidst outcry
Author: 0 Google ceases collecting Android location data amidst outcry

United Kingdom data protection officials are also looking into the matter. Google has been tracking customers' movements via their mobile phones even when they have disabled functions allowing this. Google Inc. has said - while confirming the practice-that it was ending the practice by the end of the month. With user location data, cell towers could be used to triangulate location to around a quarter-mile radius, and even closer in urban areas where cell towers are closer together.

Industry Jauan Jennings Dismissed from UT Football Team
Author: 0 Jauan Jennings Dismissed from UT Football Team

Hours later, interim head coach Brady Hoke announced on 104.5 The Zone that he, in consultation with athletic director John Currie , has dismissed Jennings from the program. "Please, Tennessee send us a great-(expletive) coaching staff". Jennings was Tennessee's leading returning receiver entering the season and was poised to play a key role before his injury.

Industry PM Modi unveils UMANG app to promote e-governance in India
Author: 0 PM Modi unveils UMANG app to promote e-governance in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi , while addressing the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi, launched a new mobile app - UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) on Thursday, which will allow citizens to access government services on a single platform.

Industry Twitter Testing 'Bookmarks' Feature That Saves Tweets For Later
Author: 0 Twitter Testing 'Bookmarks' Feature That Saves Tweets For Later

Designer Tina Koyama who is based in the San Fransisco Bay shared a picture of the feature showing a Bookmarks icon between Lists and Moments. However, it is a useful feature that we're sure that Twitter fans will take advantage of once it has been officially added to the app.

Industry Apple Rumored to Be Readying a New Budget-Friendly iPhone for 2018
Author: 0 Apple Rumored to Be Readying a New Budget-Friendly iPhone for 2018

The device was also reduced a few months ago and now starts at $349 for the 64GB model. It looks like Apple iPhone SE , the affordable edition of iPhone will soon get a successor. There is also a possibility that the handset will boast a dual-lens camera setup. The latest reports have tipped at the presence of a 4-inch display with 32GB and 128GB storage options.

Industry Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Loses $500 after Tether Hack, Recovers Above $8200
Author: 0 Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Loses $500 after Tether Hack, Recovers Above $8200

It also said that issuances of USDT haven't been affected by the attack, maintaining that the Tether reserve still fully backs all USDT. The attacker is holding funds in the following address: 16tg2RJuEPtZooy18Wxn2me2RhUdC94N7r. As mentioned above, the company has also rolled out an update to Omni Core, its software for partners. The operators of the Tether network announced in a since-removed notice that $30,950,010 of the tokens were "removed from the Tether Treasury wallet" on Sunday and ...

Industry Facebook Messenger just made sharing photos way better
Author: 0 Facebook Messenger just made sharing photos way better

According to Facebook , 17 billion photos are sent through Messenger every month, so this is no small change. "We're making significant investments in how people communicate visually on Messenger", says Facebook in a statement. To use the extension, sellers open the extension tray in Messenger, select PayPal , then create a simple invoice by filling in details like item name, description, price and quantity.

Industry Apple iPhone SE Successor Could Launch In Q1 Next Year
Author: 0 Apple iPhone SE Successor Could Launch In Q1 Next Year

The low price will cater to those who can't afford the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The iPhone SE was meant to be an affordable handset, primarily targeting India. According to the report in Economic Daily News the iPhone SE 2 will be manufactured by Wistron , which also will be the exclusive OEM. Other suggested products include AirPods, iPhone cases, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch bands, iPad accessories, MacBook Pro, Beats headphones, Apple TV, selfie stick, wireless ...

Industry Oh joy! Soon, Facebook will reveal what Russian propaganda you 'liked'
Author: 0 Oh joy! Soon, Facebook will reveal what Russian propaganda you 'liked'

Shortly after the election a year ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg downplayed the significance of the issue, referring to his platform helping manipulate the election as a "pretty insane idea". KitGuru Says: It's great that Facebook users will now have the option of unfollowing untrustworthy pages, however I am more interested in the steps it's taking to move forward instead of looking back.

Industry Cavaliers Protected LeBron James Against Pistons-Tyronn Lue Admits It Quietly
Author: 0 Cavaliers Protected LeBron James Against Pistons-Tyronn Lue Admits It Quietly

Whether that means he takes a few games off for rest in the middle of the season, or he has some lower minute performances, he just needs to play a little less. The Cavs, now riding a five-game win streak to improve to 10-7 after beginning the season just 3-5, were much more willing to talk about their recent string of success despite four rotation players - Tristan Thompson , Iman Shumpert , Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas - being out because of injury.

Industry Samsung's Galaxy S9 May Make an Appearance at CES 2018
Author: 0 Samsung's Galaxy S9 May Make an Appearance at CES 2018

The upcoming premium flagship is said to be due in January , earlier than usual maybe during CES , will have the same display size and shape as the S8 . The camera, on the other hand, will feature a dual lens setup patterned after the lens/sensor setup of the Galaxy Note 8 . Depending on market, the Samsung Galaxy S9 series should be powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, or Samsung's own Exynos 9810 .

Industry Google Play Black Friday deals include four months of free Play Music
Author: 0 Google Play Black Friday deals include four months of free Play Music

Google has joined the ranks of retailers and carriers offering deals this Black Friday . Some of the more popular premium games will be ready for up to 80% discount. When you consider that Google Play Music also comes with a subscription to YouTube Red, this might be a deal worth taking advantage of. For movies and TV, Google is offering 50 percent off on any one movie to own as well as a 25 percent discount on a TV season, starting November 23.

Industry Researchers say these toys could pose hazards this holiday season
Author: 0 Researchers say these toys could pose hazards this holiday season

Federal Trade Commission because it may violate the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act . It said choking continues to be the number one hazard when it comes to children's toys . The Toy Association educates parents about choosing age-appropriate toys, and encourages parents to read all instructions and safety warnings on toy packaging and supervise their children at play.

Industry Hackers compromise accounts of 57 million Uber users
Author: 0 Hackers compromise accounts of 57 million Uber users

Bloomberg reported that the company paid the hackers US$100,000 to delete the information and keep quiet. The breach took place under the former chief executive, Travis Kalanick , who found out about it in November 2016. The perpetrators, who had breached the company by using stolen login credentials from its programmers, also agreed to erase the info. The attack occurred in October of 2016, and Uber learned of it a month later.

Industry Vivo V7 Launched in India: Everything you want to know
Author: 0 Vivo V7 Launched in India: Everything you want to know

The selfie-loving millennials will love the 24-megapixel front-facing camera . Vivo V7 will go on sale exclusively via Flipkart and the e-commerce giant is giving many offers Vivo phones. V7 is powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery . The phone runs on Android .1 Nougat with Funtouch 3.2 UI at the top of it. Vivo V7 has same design language which we have seen on V7 Plus.

Industry Honor 7X is coming to the U.S. soon
Author: 0 Honor 7X is coming to the U.S. soon

It's the successor Honor 6X . According to some reports , the Honor V10 is rumoured to carry a price tag of CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 29,500) and will look to take on the recently launched OnePlus 5T. There is also a wide-angle 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies. The device packs a decent 3,340mAh battery and ships with Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on the top.

Industry Marvell Technology will buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 billion
Author: 0 Marvell Technology will buy rival chipmaker Cavium for $6 billion

A buyout of Cavium would give a boost to the networking ambitions of Marvell, which has clients such as network giants Cisco Systems Inc ( CSCO.O ) and Juniper Networks ( JNPR.N ). Earlier this month, chipmaker Qualcomm Inc rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion takeover bid, one of the biggest ever in technology dealmaking, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

Industry Valkyria Chronicles 4 introduces Grenadier class
Author: 0 Valkyria Chronicles 4 introduces Grenadier class

Gaming major Sega has confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be released for Xbox One , PS4 and Nintendo Switch . The game is set in the fictional year of 1350 EC, war has engulfed Europa due to the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation against the Empire's forces.