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Nova Launcher users can now enable Google Now via an APK download


We may have just written about how to get the Google Now pane on the Pixel Launcher without root, but looks like Nova wants a piece of the action. In terms of battery capacity, the Pixel 2 will likely have a battery capacity in excess of 3,000 mAh. The delayed shipping of the original Pixel Smartphones has been picked up as one of the major issues. Read More »

Microsoft Is Adding Cortana to Its Office Suite


Microsoft said that Dictate was created as a prototype during a company hackathon, but quickly gained popularity among its staff, with over 1,500 employees in more than 40 countries using it. The best part is that one can also toggle other controls, for instance by speaking "next line" the cursor will shift to the next line, and the same holds good for punctuation as well. Read More »

Titanfall 2 Xbox One X Support Detailed; 4K Resolution, Dynamic Super Scaling


Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto The Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. It's called The War Games , and it's bringing with it a couple of new maps, a new execution , and additional other augments that players will no doubt want to get their hands on when the DLC releases for free later this month for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Read More »

Overwatch will give less duplicate loot after this update


Blizzard has revealed that it's attempting to reduce the number of duplicate loot items in both Overwatch and Hearthstone . Much cursing ensues. Players will also be able to export videos from Today's Top 5 and Recently Captured sections, saving them as video files to their console's designated media library or directory for PC. Read More »

Killing people in name of 'Gau Bhakti' is not acceptable: Narendra Modi


Within hours of the speech PM Modi gave at Sabarmati Ashram during his visit to Gujarat, where he even said that the current situation is painful, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to target it. Ministers in the BJP-ruled states are supporting cow vigilantes, directly or indirectly, through their statements. Notably, a 16-year-old Junaid Khan was lynched on a moving train in Haryana by a mob on allegation that he was "carrying beef". Read More »

Germany blocks Erdogan rally during G20 summit in Hamburg


Trump with a united front backing the Paris climate accord and opposing new trade barriers. Turkey officially requested permission Wednesday for Erdogan to make the appearance while in Germany for the July 7-8 summit, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said during a trip to Russian Federation. Read More »

Amazon's "Prime Day" deals return July 11; Here's what to expect


This year, the promotion will include shoppers in 10 other countries, including the United Kingdom, Mexico and China. Open only to Prime customers , the discounts and deals are available across categories. It is included with a Prime subscription, but you can also choose to pay extra (£7.99 a month, £79 a year for Prime members in the United Kingdom, $7.99/$79 in the US) for a Music Unlimited pass to expand the music choice to more than 40 million tracks. Read More »

Facebook reaches two billion users mileston


Since their 1 billion users threshold, they have gained more than 700 million users in Asia and in other areas. "As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!" co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page marking the milestone. Read More »

Instagram to Begin Auto-Blocking Offensive Comments and Spam


Users can already opt to block comments containing words they deem "unkind" or "inappropriate" . They hope the filter will help stop bullying and abuse taking place on the platform. Meanwhile, Instagram's other new filter looks for "obvious spam" in comments , and wipes it from your posts and live videos. The next tool that Instagram announced is meant to work in the background of the app. Read More »

Forget Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3 Must Fear BMW 3-Series


BMW India has launched the new 5-series at prices starting from Rs 49.9 lakh and going up to Rs 61.3 lakh for the top trim six-cylinder diesel M Sport variant (all prices, ex-showroom, post GST). Other highlights of the vehicle include heads-up display, wireless charging for mobile phones and three driving modes - Sport, Comfort and Eco Pro. This engine records acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 6 seconds, and a top speed of 209 kmph. Read More »

GJM Rallies Gorkha Kids on Darjeeling Streets, Sporadic Violence Reported


Supporters have reportedly targeted the house of the chairman of a development board in Kalimpong. Internet services, which were shut on June 18, remained suspended. There are three sub divisions under the council - Darjeeling , Kurseong, Mirik - and the state's Kalimpong district. Meanwhile, GJM Yuva Morcha state president Prakash Gurung asked the Centre to initiate steps for creation of a separate state of Gorkhaland. Read More »

Alleged Moto Z2 Spotted On GFXBench


In terms of the camera set-up, the handset features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. There's a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera to take care of the imaging department. The smartphone will support WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC as well. Additionally, when it comes to sensors, the smartphone by Motorola is said to come with Barometer, Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor and Pedometer. Read More »

There's Now A Gamer Edition Of Monopoly With $3 "Power Packs"


You can already get your hands on some awesome Nintendo-themed editions of Monopoly with the likes of Zelda and Nintendo variations already available. It wouldn't be a "gamer" edition without DLC, so if you want to buy more characters you can do so for $2.99US. After all bosses are defeated, players tally up their boss card points, count properties they own and receive ten extra points for every five coins stashed. Read More »

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine


A large pharmaceutical company here is also understood to have been hit by the computer malware, which is manifesting in the form of ransomware . Merck's headquarters was hit severely by the cyber attack on Tuesday , and according to the K-I-S-A, the virus found its way to Korea using the company's intranet. Read More »

NATO chief: US allies to spend $12 billion more this year

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday announced that defense spending across the alliance is expected to grow in 2017. Ryan led a bipartisan delegation in April to meet with top North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders during a trip to Norway, Poland, Estonia and the United Kingdom amid rising tensions with Russian Federation over its meddling in the USA presidential election a year ago. Read More »

EU fines Google $2.7 billion

When you search for a product, Google has long shown results from Google Shopping in a box that floats above its regular search results . The Commission said that Google acted illegally by giving priority placement in search results to its own shopping service, while relegating results from rivals to areas where potential buyers were much less likely to click. Read More »

'Petya' becomes latest ransomware attack to hammer businesses around the globe

It's too early to say. Cyber security experts say those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry attack, but the source or motive of Tuesday's incident is not yet clear. Europol said it is investigating the attack as well. Other victims spread across countries including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United States. Read More »

Google bringing YouTube TV to 10 new markets


However, that's soon going to change, as Google has now announced that the service will be available in more markets in near future. Hulu this year entered the live TV business as well , with a $40 service, though its service gets fairly pricey when you add-on extras like a larger DVR or unlimited streams. Read More »

IOS 11 preview: The iPad Pro is in for a huge upgrade


Apple iPhone and iPad users will also see improvements to photography, Siri and Apple Pay features with iOS 11 . The iOS 11 beta brings with it big changes to the Maps app , and has a revised Flyover feature that now incorporates elements of virtual reality. Read More »

Top Performer of the day: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Input Capital Corp (CVE:INP) has 0.00% since June 27, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 26.74% the S&P500. ( MSFT ) stake by 28.12% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. 04/28/2017 - Microsoft Corporation had its "strong buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Raymond James. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs. Read More »

Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

Zuckerberg's post reads, " As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people! ". Then there's the fact that China and Iran have banned Facebook: Together, these countries make up about 1.5 billion people. Read More »

Rolls-Royce Unveils the Dawn Black Badge Before Goodwood


The result clothes Dawn' s sensuous lines in the deepest, darkest and most intense black to ever grace a production vehicle surface. To match the name "Black Badge", the car's roof is only available in black canvas, whilst the Dawn's rear deck is finished in black leather. Read More »

Facebook to livestream UEFA Champions League 2017-18 in America


The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. Facebook will live stream Uefa Champions League matches next season as part of a new deal with Fox Sports . Facebook has been dabbling in the world of live sports streaming for some time. Follow CNBC International on Twitter and Facebook. In February, Facebook a partnership with Univision that allows the company to stream 46 games from Mexico's top soccer league ... Read More »

Driver Destroys Arkansas' New Ten Commandments Monument at Capitol


Michael Reed, 32, of Van Buren has been arrested in the incident. A Van Buren man was arrested on Wednesday morning for running his auto into a newly placed 10 Commandments statue at the Arkansas State Capitol. Secretary of State's Office spokesman Chris Powell says Capitol Police arrested the male suspect early Wednesday. Police have not released additional details about his motives in Arkansas, but in a Facebook video , he said he was defending constitutional rights to all religions. Read More »

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link


People were also urged to be wary of clicking on email attachments or shared links, since that is a common trick used to unleash malicious code on computers. Open C:Windows folder and go to notepad.exe program. This is the last chance, security experts say, for users to power down their computers and protect their files before they're encrypted and held for ransom. Read More »

Another Cyber Attack Sweeps Globe, Researchers see WannaCry Link


WannaCry was largely undone by the discovery of a "kill switch" that could shut it down.No such kill switch has been found so far with Petya , and experts are still working to find a way to stop it. "The National Bank of Ukraine has warned banks. about an external hacker attack on the websites of some Ukrainian banks. which was carried out today", Ukraine's central bank said in a statement. Read More »

Harden pushing for Houston's acquisition of Chris Paul from Clippers

Adding Paul would certainly lighten Harden's load, but would Harden be willing to accept a reduced role on offense? The Spurs are thought to be the biggest threats to sign Paul away from the Clippers , but the Rockets have placed Lou Williams , Ryan Anderson and Patrick Beverley on the trade block in order to create more cap space. Read More »

Microsoft bringing EMET back as a built-in part of Windows 10


Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender ATP uses new intelligence in combination with data science and machine learning according to Microsoft that improves the protection of Windows 10 devices. There will also be enhanced security analytics and a new set of security graph APIs to better integrate Windows Defender ATP with organisations' security and information and event management (SIEM) systems. Read More »

Social media giant Facebook crosses 2 billion monthly users

Each day, more than 175 million people share "love", and on average, over 800 million people "like" something on Facebook . It's the biggest status update ever from Mark Zuckerberg: Two billion people - almost a quarter of the world's population - hang out on Facebook at least once a month. Read More »

New ransomware attack causes global disruption


Researchers with multiple firms identified the ransomware as Petya, malware that makes computers inoperable by encrypting their hard drives and demands ransoms in exchange for a digital key to restore access. Self-spreading software, often described as "worms", are particularly feared because they can spread rapidly, like a contagious disease. In a telephone interview, Bitdefender analyst Bogdan Botezatu said that he had examined samples of the program and that it appeared to be almost ... Read More »

Massive hack attack targets Europe, US


Microsoft said the virus could spread through a flaw that was patched in a security update in March. After the WannaCry scourge in May, Microsoft called on people to protect machines with the MS17-010 patch. "Because it blocks boot efforts and prevents affected systems from working altogether, it's considered more risky than typical ransomware strains", Sophos writes in its Naked Security blog . Read More »

Diablo III "Rise of the Necromancer Pack" out today


Full patch notes have also been released. For the most part the Necromancer will retain the core abilities of its Diablo 2 counterpart, with some changes to its gameplay style that is in line with Diablo 3 . For the time being, the Eternal Collection costs $39.99, but it'll jump back up to $59.99 before long . Like its predecessor, Diablo 3 was given a single expansion - Reaper of Souls - and now with this DLC adding one more playable character to the equation, it isn't hard to ... Read More »

AMD pushes new frontiers as first Vega graphics card goes on sale


The Frontier Edition has been produced with the likes of data scientists and creative professionals in mind, as well as game developers. Rather than for gamers, the graphics card will be more aimed at games developers "by providing a single GPU that is optimised for every stage of a game developer's workflow, including everything from asset production to play-testing and performance optimisation". Read More »

New report confirms July 7 launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7R (FE)


While there's no official confirmation from Samsung yet on whether this will actually be happening, it makes sense that the device, renamed Galaxy Note 7 FE (for Fandom Edition and not anything related to fire) would come out on the 7th day of the 7th month in the year 2017, right? Samsung made a decision to refurbish it and bring it to the market again. Read More »

OnePlus 5 to get EIS for 4K videos in future update


OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat-based Oxygen OS now, and in the past, company promised a 24-month update cycle for its devices, although unfortunately for OnePlus 2 won't be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. Read More »