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WhatsApp announce a number of new Group-related features

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Remove admin permissions: Admins can now remove admin permissions of other group participants, and group creators can no longer be removed from the group they started. Group messaging has become increasingly important to WhatsApp in recent times, as users turn to the app to stay in touch not only with friends and family, but also business colleagues. Read More »

Tesla sets up new firm within Shanghai Free Trade Zone

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Tesla received the business license for its subsidiary from the market regulation bureau of the Pudong New Area on Thursday, Xinhua quoted the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System as saying on Monday. What's more, China continues to become an increasingly important market for electric vehicle manufacturers and in the past year, EV sales have increased by 149 per cent. Read More »

Australian astronomers find black hole as big as 20 billion suns

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Wolf said if it was at the centre of the Milky Way, it would appear 10 times brighter than a full moon as a pin-point star that would nearly wash out all the stars in the sky. The supermassive black hole was found after astronomers peered back into the age of the early universe, some 12 billion years ago. "In the past, people perhaps went for black holes that were easier to identify because they looked a bit different", Dr Wolf said. Read More »

Apple's California Self-Driving Car Test Fleet Continues to Grow

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The new figures show that Apple still has the second-largest autonomous-car test fleet in California, which is arguably the epicenter of self-driving auto research. The next step, of course, is to test these sensor-equipped vehicles without drivers. At present, Apple has 55 self-driving vehicles that it is testing on public roads. Read More »

NES Classic & SNES Restock Hits Store Shelves This June

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Since there's such a high demand for these retro mini consoles, it makes sense that Nintendo would pursue a re-release of the hardware rather than extend the virtual service. Although Sam doesn't show any games actually running on the Switch, his short video shows the SNES Classic interface in all its glory. Retailers will hopefully keep these practices in place so that other consumers get a shot at buying the console. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New AMG GT S Roadster

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An output of 515bhp places the GT S between the standard 469hp GT and the GT C's 549hp. Top speed is 188 MPH for the former and 196 MPH for the latter, which Mercedes-AMG averages to 192 MPH for the GT S Roadster as a whole. It also runs a narrower body when compared to the GT C and balls-out GT R model. The GT S compromises by sharing the GT's Dinamica upholstery and the GT C's selection of steering wheel cladding, with customers receiving a choice between leather real and not real. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro Set to Bring Horror Anthology Series to Netflix

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Or produce a horror anthology series for Netflix? I suspect this will be pitched at a slightly older audience, though. Del Toro already has animated series Trollhunters on Netflix, with the DreamWorks Animation show set to return for the third and final season of its first chapter on May 25. Read More »

Samsung to launch new Series A and J smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in September 2017. We have seen a lot of reports that sales have been disappointing so far, but all of the evidence we had to see was that important wireless carriers in the United States of America slashed Galaxy S9 and S9+ costs only 1 month following the phones have been published. Read More »

Xiaomi is reportedly creating in-house camera department to improve image quality

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It also has a dedicated SIM slot. Apparently, the Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi wants to take the camera performance of its smartphones to the next level. The upcoming Mi 7 will likely not come with the kind of improvements that the Xiaomi CEO is aiming for, but based on recent reports, the Mi 7 is expected to sport impressive cameras nonetheless. Read More »

YouTube TV app gaining voice remote feature

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This allows users to control the app using voice commands. The new offering is combined efforts of YouTube TV and Google Home , as they were working together since last October to offer voice control over your live TV. Select the microphone icon anywhere you see it in the YouTube TV app . For example, you can use your voice to change channels, play a particular channel, perform forward and rewind operations as well as adjust volume. Read More »

Water Geysers Likely Found on This 'Alien' Ice Moon

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Elizabeth Turtle , a research scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, said that with these new data, it may be possible to tweak the trajectory for Europa Clipper to include this new spot of interest where Hubble and Galileo have evidence of plumes. Read More »

Google revamps storage pricing; DBX -3.7%

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These storage plans are already live in the USA along with other new features . Google introduced Google One this morning as a new brand for consumer storage - but it's more than that. Current customers with the 1TB plan will be upgraded to 2TB automatically. The other big change would be the ability to share storage plans with family and friends, the way Apple iCloud's 200GB and above storage plans work. Read More »

Long lost massive asteroid to pass close by the Earth

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On May 15 at 11.05pm, it will make its closest approach at just 0.53 lunar distances (126,419 miles) from the planet. The Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona first detected it on November 30, 2010, and astronomers watched it until December 1, when it became too faint to see. Read More »

How to activate Gmail's new Smart Compose feature

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Smart Reply meanwhile is an AI-powered expansion to a feature that is already in use on the mobile version of the service - offering AI-generated quick replies to messages to help speed up your response. All you have to do is log into Gmail and click the gear icon on the right side. It also lets users set an expiration date on sent emails. Confidential mode sounds like a business-only feature but it is available for home and business users alike on Gmail. Read More »

Can't Be Chief Minister If Assam Interests Not Secure: Sarbananda Sonowal

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At a press conference on Saturday, Sonowal said he will step down as Chief Minister if he failed to protect the rights of the citizens of Assam. "The chief minister needs to take the initiative in this matter because he is the leader of the House and dates for Assembly sessions and list of business are fixed as per his advice to the Governor and the Speaker, he added". Read More »

Apple now faces a class action lawsuit over failing MacBook Pro keyboards

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In 2015, Apple introduced the " butterfly " keyboard for the MacBook that replaced the traditional "scissor" mechanism below each key in an effort to be more stable, responsive and comfortable. A petition was even launched asking that Apple recall its 2016 MacBook Pro laptops over the keyboard. The lawsuit asks for both damages and refunds for anyone who has paid to replace their MacBook's keyboard. Read More »

Stephen Hawking's family invites TIME TRAVELLERS to memorial service

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At least 1,000 people plus time travelers from the future have a chance to attend Stephen Hawking's memorial service. On the application form, the date of birth section can be filled in from 1918 to 2038, which includes the possibility of future-born persons attending the event, if they can teleport back in time, of course. Read More »

Xiaomi is bringing its Assistant-loaded smart home products to the US

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Besides That, its original Choice of Gizmos such as Mi Bed Side Lamp, Mi Light Emitting Diode Smart Bulb, and also Mi Smart Plug are coming to the US Industry soon - starting together with the Mi Bedside Lamp In-may. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is also planning to bring over its smartphones. The Wi-Fi plug, on the other hand, will help you turn non-smart devices into connected 21st century appliances, and make it possible for you to turn said devices on and off by voice command. Read More »

Bangladesh blasts off with their first ever satellite launch into space

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Falcon 9 Block 5 is created to be capable of 10 or more flights with very limited refurbishment as SpaceX continues to strive for rapid reusability and extremely high reliability. "I would like to thank Thales Alenia, the satellite manufacturing company of France, for building the Bangabandhu Satellite-1, and Space-X, the US, which were responsible for launching the Bangabandhu Satellite-1". Read More »

Do Institutional Investors Love Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)?

The stock increased 1.49% or $2.59 during the last trading session, reaching $176.61. Shares of NASDAQ AAPL traded up $6.94 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $183.83. During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 0.73. It's up 1.20, from 0.47 in 2017Q3. A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Read More »

Lenovo Z5 will literally be an all-screen smartphone

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The antenna band on the left edge hints that phone will sport a metal unibody design or have a metal frame. The post has been shared with a hashtag reading 'the new national flagship declaration on Weibo . As per reports, the phone could be official on June 14. The fingerprint sensor could have easily been placed at the back but, rumours claim the smartphone will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Read More »

Senate Democrats move to revive net neutrality rules - the wrong way

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President Trump's signature would still be needed to bring back the regulations, however. Democrats in the Senate have forced a vote on whether to uphold net neutrality regulations. A Democratic-led FCC voted in 2015 to turn those principles into a set of codified regulations. That's because getting rid of net neutrality is really, really bad. Read More »

U.S. space agency NASA plans to send first mini-helicopter to Mars

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On Earth , notes the report, the highest any helicopter has flown is around 40,000 feet and the air gets really thin at those altitudes. Soviet scientists dropped two balloons into the atmosphere of Venus in the 1980s. Jim Bridenstine in a statement conveyed, "The idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling". "To make it fly at that [altitude], we had to scrutinize everything, make it as light as possible while being as strong and as powerful as it can possibly ... Read More »

Aston Martin DB11 AMR takes flagship spot with 630hp V12

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All parts that were bright metal before are now black or carbon, including the headlight surrounds and grille, while smoked tail lights and a gloss black roof also feature. "Since its initial launch back in 2016 the DB11 range has matured rapidly and intelligently, selling close to 4,200 V12 examples in that period". The DB11 AMR Signature Edition is also available in three Designer Specifications. Read More »

Barclays CEO Staley fined R10.7m for trying to expose whistleblower

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The Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority fined Staley for making "serious errors of judgement" in response to a letter received in June 2016 which made various allegations, including some involving Staley. Staley agreed to settle at an early stage of the regulators' investigation and hence qualified for a 30% discount. The case against the Barclays boss is significant for being the first of its kind brought by the FCA and PRA under the Senior Managers Regime. Read More »

Sensex closes 290 points higher on global cues; Nifty reclaims 10800

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Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.25 per cent and Japan's Nikkei was up 0.90 per cent in their early trade. The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, remained negative. Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular share prices tanked up to 8 per cent after their rival Reliance Jio Infocomm unveiled a new post-paid plan at nearly half the price and with more data than those offered by Airtel, Idea or for that matter the non-listed telco Vodafone. Read More »