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Industry Mamata Banerjee remembers Har Gobind Khorana on birth anniversary
Author: 0 Mamata Banerjee remembers Har Gobind Khorana on birth anniversary

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Government of India (Dept of Biotechnology) and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum jointly created the Khorana programme in 2007. When Khorana grew up and attended college in the USA, he was able to gain scholarships and obtain a doctorate in organic chemistry by 1948, when he was 26 years old.

Industry Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra selfie smartphones launched at CES 2018
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra selfie smartphones launched at CES 2018

When everyone is moving towards the trend of offering super large phones with minimal bezels, some will certainly appreciate the shorter stature of the Xperia XA2 . It features an extra gigabyte of RAM, another storage option (64GB), a slightly bigger display at 6 inches, a better selfie camera and a slightly bigger battery .

Industry GoldenGlobes: Nicole Kidman wins Best Actress in Limited Series
Author: 0 GoldenGlobes: Nicole Kidman wins Best Actress in Limited Series

This not the first time Nicole has failed to reference her children in an acceptance speech , and viewers were quick the criticise the star's repeated refusal to mention them. With last year's expensive rings obviously left at home, the 50-year-old was free to slap her hands together however she damn well pleased at this year's Golden Globes ceremony.

Industry TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018
Author: 0 TCL Make Hisense Look Second Rate AT CES 2018

We learned a few things about the new Voice Assistant during the TCL press conference: TCL said that by fall 2018 the Roku Assistant will be rolling out to select Roku TV models. TCL is the largest distributor of Roku TVs in the United States and the largest TV manufacturer in China. TCL's rise in popularity has been impressive, but not without reason.

Industry LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push
Author: 0 LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Shortly after the announcement of Assistant coming to display-endowed speakers , we discovered the Lenovo Smart Display then we learned about the JBL Link View . With the camera above the screen you can make Duo calls. "Commissioning studies like THE SMART AUDIO REPORT allows us to stay ahead of the curve, meaningfully connect with listeners, and continue finding ways to create a more informed public".

Industry Pokemon Go Cancelling Support for Older iOS Devices
Author: 0 Pokemon Go Cancelling Support for Older iOS Devices

AR+ is (currently) exclusive to the iPhone 6s and newer phones with iOS 11, as the mode is dependent the ARKit framework built into iOS 11. Dedicated players with older iOS devices don't have much time to prepare themselves for this update , with it set to take effect on February 28th, 2018.

Industry Performance Dip on Old Windows Versions Due Meltdown & Spectre Fixes
Author: 0 Performance Dip on Old Windows Versions Due Meltdown & Spectre Fixes

Of the three variants, only the second requires a complementary microcode update on the host machine. After Microsoft recently confirmed that it is mitigating the Meltdown vulnerability with automatic updates, reports have fallen in that Microsoft's fix for the bug, may be crocking AMD-powered PCs.

Industry BlackBerry teases KEYOne successor and mystery new phone for 2018 launch
Author: 0 BlackBerry teases KEYOne successor and mystery new phone for 2018 launch

It will be available for sale online via Amazon and Best Buy for $449.99 a pop. BlackBerry, under the ownership of TCL Communications, has announced at CES 2018 that there will be "at least two new BlackBerry smartphones this year". Finally, Blackberry Motion is making its way to the USA, as it is going to be made available in the market from January 12. The phone runs a pretty lightly skinned version of Android 7.1 with a good handful of BlackBerry software tweaks, many of which ...

Industry Vuzix introduces new 'smart glasses' that will work with the Alexa app
Author: 0 Vuzix introduces new 'smart glasses' that will work with the Alexa app

Or maybe you picked up an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and are curious about smart locks that lock - and unlock - your front door by talking out loud. Aside from Bose, Amazon is already working with a number of device makers, including Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bowers and Wilkins, and AVS Solution Providers Linkplay, SUGR, and Libre Wireless.

Industry Twitch announces exclusive Overwatch League livestreaming deal
Author: 0 Twitch announces exclusive Overwatch League livestreaming deal

The Overwatch League in-game menu isn't just for staring at the shiny new skins - players can watch the games via this menu when they're live. For players who log on before February 13 , they'll be awarded with enough " league tokens " to get one skin for a character for free.

Industry New Kia Niro SUV revealed at CES
Author: 0 New Kia Niro SUV revealed at CES

The new vehicles include hybrids , plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, plus a new fuel-cell electric vehicle in 2020. Kia has said before that the Niro will mirror the Hyundai IONIQ closely and this points to the development of a pure EV variant.

Industry Bundle up! Temperatures may drop as low as -5 degrees tonight
Author: 0 Bundle up! Temperatures may drop as low as -5 degrees tonight

The warning was issued for Munster, inland areas of Leinster, and Connacht, as well as counties Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan. It will remain dry and clear but frost is expected to form overnight. It will be cold with an added wind chill from a brisk easterly wind with a maximum temperature of 7 °C. "Winds light to moderate southeast in direction but fresh to strong and gusty along Atlantic coasts".

Industry Microsoft Weekly: Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching
Author: 0 Microsoft Weekly: Fixing flaws, Cortana crisis, and Windows watching

However, the fix is also dependent on the antivirus software . A lengthy thread on answers. microsoft .com records numerous instances in which Security Update for Windows KB4056892, Redmond's Meltdown/Spectre patch, leaves some AMD-powered PCs with the Windows startup logo and not much more.

Industry HP Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 introduced at CES 2018
Author: 0 HP Spectre x360 15 and ENVY x2 introduced at CES 2018

The unexpected-yet-welcome pairing of Intel processors and AMD GPUs into one package seems poised to revolutionize what consumers can expect from thin-and-light notebooks. Intel also claims that the latest CPUs will be a 1.4x in overall performance advantage as Compared to a Core i57-8550 and GeForce GTX 1050. Both models have fast charging tech so empty batteries can be juiced up without waiting around too long; the Core i7-8705G can guzzle enough power to fill 50 per cent of its battery ...

Author: 0 The ultra-slim Swift 7 is Acer's thinnest laptop ever

The Acer Nitro 5 , on the other hand, will go on sale in the USA with a price starting at $799 (approximately Rs. 50,500). Acer claims that the Swift 7 will last up to 12 hours on a charge. The Nitro 5 laptop, which is meant for gamers, includes DDR4 RAM, AMD Radeon RX560 graphics and the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors. Alongside the chip is 256GB of PCIe-based solid state drive and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM alongside fingerprint reader.

Industry Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018
Author: 0 Smart speaker sales expected to soar in 2018

However, we hope Google isn't randomly making the announcements ahead of CES. What we do know is that Google is likely to have sold somewhere in the region of 7m devices since October in total. Coming off the success of a Kickstarter campaign, the Homey is now on the market and positioning its brand among some of the largest companies in the world.

Industry Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 To Deal With Spectre Vulnerability
Author: 0 Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 To Deal With Spectre Vulnerability

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in numerous world's personal computers and smartphones. Apple also recently announced that all Mac and iOS devices had been affected by Meltdown and Spectre , and to resolve the latter bug, will be issuing a fix for Safari in the coming days.

Industry Samsung debuts 146-in TV wall for the home
Author: 0 Samsung debuts 146-in TV wall for the home

At least that's what its CES 2018 showcase appears to be all about thus far. "As the world's first consumer modular MicroLED television, The Wall represents another breakthrough". But we're sure that's affordable for those clients for whom an 80-inch+ 4K TV or a projector screen isn't good (or modern) enough. Well probably not much to the average TV watcher, but the neat trick the Q9S has is that it uses artificial intelligence (AI) tech to upscale video content to make use of the ...

Industry Amazon Bringing Alexa to Windows 10 PCs
Author: 0 Amazon Bringing Alexa to Windows 10 PCs

To use Alexa , you'll be able to load up the app and tap a button, use a keyboard shortcut, or say the "Alexa" hotword. That computer, like Acer's Amazon-supported PCs, also contains custom Intel audio processors that are meant to help Alexa better hear and respond to people's voices.

Industry Panthers fans rally ahead of playoff game as team sale looms
Author: 0 Panthers fans rally ahead of playoff game as team sale looms

Sunday on CBS between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills, followed by the Carolina Panthers at the New Orleans Saints at 4:40 p.m. on FOX. "It's insane how people sit there and don't want to give people chances or anything like that", coach Ron Rivera said on the team's website. "The defense has come up huge for us making momentum-changing plays, and then to go three-and-out is not OK".

Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Becomes Fastest-Selling Console Ever in US

Nintendo Switch sales have been on point as Nintendo has dubbed the Switch the fastest selling home console in USA history, with 4.8 million units sold in 10 months. The game has since earned numerous game of the year awards for 2017. A Nintendo Switch costs $299.99 and among its most-sought games is Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe .

Industry All iOS and Mac devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre, Apple confirms
Author: 0 All iOS and Mac devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre, Apple confirms

The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod Touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown . Cloud administrations possessed by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google itself have additionally been utilizing Project Zero's examination to make and issue patches for their servers, while numerous other littler cloud suppliers who had not been beforehand told about the defect are now ...

Industry Jio cuts tariff by Rs
Author: 0 Jio cuts tariff by Rs

With this, the Rs. 199, Rs. 399, Rs. 459 and Rs. 499 plans will cost Rs. 50 less. We compare the popular 1.5GB data per day plans from Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone. Reliance Jio is offering 50 per cent more data benefits on four plans. The company had last month announced two plans priced at Rs 199 and Rs 299 with with 28 days validity offering 1.2 GB and 2 GB data per day, respectively.

Industry Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery
Author: 0 Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

The 11.6 Chromebook models - the CB311-8H and CB311-8HT with a touchscreen - both are powered by a fanless Intel Celeron CPU and will come with 4GB of memory and 16 or 32GB of storage. In addition, the new Chromebook 11 looks to offer a competitive audio and social experience due to its inclusion of dual stereo speakers as well as a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera.

Industry Limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White lands with a Stormtrooper look
Author: 0 Limited edition OnePlus 5T Sandstone White lands with a Stormtrooper look

The white OnePlus 5T is strictly "until supplies last", although OnePlus hasn't given us any indication of just how numerous color variant it plans to produce. This second layer helps ensure the white colouring is truly opaque, completely covering the metal material. Next, our team sandblasted the phone with a mixture of natural minerals and white oil paint to give this limited edition device the white visual effect and sandstone feel.

Industry Spotify now has more than 70 million paid subscribers
Author: 0 Spotify now has more than 70 million paid subscribers

The company is also now preparing for an initial public offering (IPO). Axios first reported news of the filing. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission now allows all companies, regardless of revenue, to file a draft IPO registration statement confidentially before they unveil their financials.

Industry Gander Mountain stores replaced by Gander Outdoors in MI
Author: 0 Gander Mountain stores replaced by Gander Outdoors in MI

With two stores open in Lakeville, Minn., and Utica, Mich., Lemonis said Janesville, Wis., is next and stores will be opening "at a very rapid pace" over the next several weeks. Marcus Lemonis , star of CNBC's The Profit , bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen numerous chain's stores to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports.

Industry Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

Manafort said he told the FBI and federal prosecutors about his dealings with the Ukrainian government voluntarily back in 2014, but was charged more than two years later as a result of Mueller's overreach. The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do. Ordinarily, the attorney general would oversee the appointment of a special counsel, but Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation in March after a storm erupted over his ...

Author: 0 Twitter explains why it won't block Trump

Just days after President Trump's tweets antagonized a foreign adversary over who would be first to start nuclear war, Twitter has addressed calls for the company to ban the chatty, often bellicose USA president. "Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people should be able to see and debate", the company said.

Industry HP laptop batteries overheating leads to recall
Author: 0 HP laptop batteries overheating leads to recall

HP has issued a battery recall notice for a number of its laptops and mobile workstations sold over the last two years due to concerns that the battery inside these machines could be unsafe and a fire hazard. Affected batteries - sold between December 2015 and December 2017 - were shipped with the HP Probook 64x (G2 and G3), HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3), HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebook computers and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) mobile workstations.

Industry New Elder Dragons revealed in Monster Hunter
Author: 0 New Elder Dragons revealed in Monster Hunter

The first of which will be Deviljho , the famous brute wyvern that made its debut in Monster Hunter: Tri , and it will be added to World later in this Spring. After the initial release at the end of January players can expect "regular content updates" bringing back some iconic fan-favourites for free. Capcom also premiered a brand new Monster Hunter World trailer in the live stream , showing off a selection of new monsters and areas.

Industry Paladins Announces Battle Royale Game Mode, 'Battlegrounds'
Author: 0 Paladins Announces Battle Royale Game Mode, 'Battlegrounds'

Whereas other battle royale games focus on a single-player experience, Paladins: Battlegrounds is instead developed with team-based gameplay in mind. Bombs will drop randomly on certain zones. But what could set Paladins: Battlegrounds apart from the rest is that it's a hero shooter, and the characters will maintain their abilities and also be able to use mounts, just like in the base game.

Author: 0 To Grow Audiences, Gaming App Publishers Look to App Stores

Apple has announced the App Store set a new highs to kick off 2018, as $300 million Dollars in purchases were made alone on January 1, 2018, setting a new record for the company. These include CSR Racing 2, Stack AR, Amazon, Night Sky, Pitu, Snapchat, etc. Other popular apps installed often past year were meditation app Calm, video editor Enlight Videoleap, password manager 1Password and streaming video provider Hulu.

Author: 0 LG Announces the HU80KA 4K UHD Projector - CES 2018

While other 4K projectors are short and squat, the HU80KA is a much taller tower that appears to be created to sit directly on the floor rather than on a table or stand. Also, it can be connected to external speakers or soundbars through optical output, Bluetooth or HDMI. When it comes to the content, customers won't have any problems in finding anything to watch.

Industry Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 renders leaked online
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2 renders leaked online

While Sony usually saves its big smartphone announcements for Mobile World Congress in late February, this new fleet of phones could surface as early as next week's CES 2018 , according to VentureBeat . The leak also indicates that the memory configurations of the Sony Xperia XA2 and the XA2 Ultra will remain unchanged at 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.

Industry Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features
Author: 0 Nokia 6 (2018) may be unveiled today; here're the key features

As of now, there is no news on when the device will come to India. The original Nokia 6 was officially launched with a price tag of about 230 euros (~$260). HMD Global would also launch it as second-generation Nokia 6 instead of Nokia 6 (2018 ) as reported by the website. Pricing for the Nokia 6 (2018 ) is expected to start at CNY1499 ($240 USD) for the 32GB model .

Industry Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies
Author: 0 Rain ruins second T20 between New Zealand and the Windies

They trail 1-0 following a 47-run defeat in the opener in Nelson last Friday. West Indies have won the toss and chose to field. Munro lost opening partner Martin Guptill (2) early nicking off to Sheldon Cottrell. Did not bat: M Santner, D Bracewell, T Southee, I Sodhi, S Rance. The world Twenty20 champions have already lost both Tests, three one-days and the first Twenty20 in New Zealand , and Carlos Brathwaite said they were desperate for a win.