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Vodafone offers cashback of Rs 2200 on 4G Micromax smartphones

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Micromax already sent out invites that it will launch a new budget smartphone called Bharat 5 on December 1 . The Bharat 5 has been launched with the caption "The Power of 5". 1549, taking on other offerings from companies like Reliance Jio , Airtel and others. Beneath the display are the three capacitive navigation buttons for multitasking, home, and back (left to right). Read More »

The first true Apple Watch medical accessory was just approved by regulators

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That fee gets the user unlimited SmartRhythm notifications on the Apple Watch, unlimited EKG recordings, automatic detection of Atrial Fibrillation, and the ability to send unlimited readings to others via email . Millions of people around the world are unknowingly living with AFib. "KardiaBand paired with SmartRhythm technology will be life-changing for people who are serious about heart health", said Vic Gundotra, CEO, AliveCor . Read More »

Scientists are trying to put a global ban on glitter

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They are a well-known environmental hazard for the world's oceans, and they're now a hot topic in the United Kingdom. This impending ban prompted some scientists to tell The Independent that glitters - like loose glitter and those found in makeup and body products - should be considered a similar hazard. Read More »

New Mariana Trench species is the deepest-dwelling fish in the ocean

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Snailfish are found at many different depths in marine waters around the world, including off the Coast of San Juan Island, where Gerringer is continuing research on the family of fish . At the bottom of the funnel-shaped Mariana Trench, the pressure reaches 15,750 lbs. per square inch; for an unprotected human, that pressure would crush the lungs "to the size of ping-pong balls" and compress every single air pocket in the body "until you were a tightly packed, humanoid-shaped flesh chunk", ... Read More »

Google Home now supports handling two commands at once

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Google Assistant on your Google Home is going to be smarter this week after an OTA update. Google pledged that its Home devices will be able to perform a series of command tied to a single sentence like "Google, I am Home" and the lights in your house will turn on with some music on Google Play and many more. Read More »

Samsung begins 2nd-gen 10-nanometer production

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This was Samsung's first 10nm processor. While it did not provide a lot of details, Samsung claims that the 10nm LPP will bring up to 10 percent higher performance or 15 percent lower power consumption when compared to the 10nm LPE. Samsung's foundries not only produce its own Exynos chips but also produce 10nm Qualcomm products. Its pretty much confirmed that Samsung will get the exclusive first batch of Snapdragon 845 chips, much to the dismay of competitors. Read More »

Ancient Women Had Stronger Biceps Than Modern Women

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In fact, the prehistoric women's bodies most closely resembled those of modern rowers, who specialize in repetitive, unidirectional pulling strength. This was the case in my previous studies of Central European farming populations. That suggests women were working hard with their arms, but also that they likely started working when they were kids, when bones are still growing, Holt tells The Verge . Read More »

The supermoon will rise Sunday, but will we see it?

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Tom Kerss, an astronomer at Royal Observatory Greenwich , said: "This year's Cold Moon is closer to us than the average full moon this year; close enough to qualify as a supermoon, according to the widely accepted definition". The biggest full moon of the year will also shine the brightest this weekend when the first - and only - visible supermoon of 2017 rises Sunday night. Read More »

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Prepping Alexa For Business Tools

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Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., announced the introduction of the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa, giving players of one of the best-selling video games of 2017 to date* the first-ever Alexa voice integration in a live game experience**. Read More »

Apple wants to know your heart rate. For science

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That uses Apple's built-in heart rate sensor and AI algorithms to warn you if your heart rate is elevated when you're not exercising or doing strenuous activities. Apple is partnering with Stanford Medicine to perform the research. Obtaining an EKG reading is as simple as touching a sensor on the Watch band for 30 seconds. Read More »

Jim Beam Goes AI for the Holidays With an 'Intelligent Bourbon Decanter'

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The handy gadget is a send-up of new smart-home devices like Amazon Echo, which act more or less as personal assistants to those who can afford them. But instead of telling you the weather or setting alarms, Jim pours whiskey. "JIM" stores bourbon and will dispense it upon command. "At Jim Beam, we're in the business of evolving the way people drink delicious bourbon", Noe said. Read More »

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro And Gear Sport Launched In India

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The Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, meaning they can be submerged in 1.5 meters of water for around 30 minutes. The fitness band comes with a Super AMOLED curved display of 1.5-inch, a 200mAh battery, and connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and Global Positioning System. Read More »

BIF reaffirms its support to Net Neutrality

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It has also recommended certain exceptions to the applicability of non-discriminatory principles if they fall within the meaning of specialized services (which broadly means services where optimization is necessary to meet specific quality of service requirements). Read More »

Xiaomi Launches 'Desh Ka Smartphone' Redmi 5A; Price Starts From Rs 4999

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Priced at Rs 4,999 the Redmi 5A supersedes the Redmi 4A . However, Xiaomi is offering an additional discount of Rs 1,000 for the first 1 million customers of the 2GB/16GB variant, bringing its price down to Rs 4,999. The phone comes with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage. The device has dedicated Dual SIM support with 4G VoLTE connectivity. According to research firm IDC, Xiaomi caught up with industry leader Samsung to share the top spot in India's smartphone market for the September ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T "Lava Red" Colour variant now available in China

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Should the Lava Red model make its way to the United States, would you pick one up? Other OnePlus 5T details include a dual camera with "Enhanced Low-light Performance"; and a fast-charging solution called Dash Charge, allowing it to charge fully in a half-hour. Read More »

Over 20% of world's population will access 5G in 2023, says Ericsson

However, it is expected to get a boost with 5.5 billion subscriptions which will cover more than 85 percent of the world's population by the end of 2023. Among VoLTE-enabled devices, the company has also included smartwatches. For example, a YouTube 360-degree video consumes 4 to 5 times as much bandwidth as a normal YouTube video at the same resolution. Read More »

Lexus RX L: new seven-seat SUV unveiled in LA

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Both versions have leather upholstery in the first and second rows, as well as a power-folding third row. Blind-spot warning and rear cross-traffic braking are optional. The '17 RX 350 starts at $43,220 and the '17 RX 450h at $53,035. But in the event you want more cargo space and less seating capacity, as many owners signaled to Lexus, there's now a two-row version available. Read More »

BMW introduces the i8 Roadster, a hot new plug-in hybrid

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The roof is fully electric and takes 15 seconds to open or close and can be operated at speeds of up to 30mph. The fabric roof contains additional soundproofing, according to BMW , and is stowed in a perpendicular position in the rear to take up as little space as possible. Read More »

Google AI Can Detect Creepers Sneaking Looks At Your Smartphone Screen

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As per the report , the AI software works with different lighting conditions and poses, and recognizes a person's gaze in 2 milliseconds and an average of 115 milliseconds per frame for face detection. The AI software library captures much less space and computing strength compared to Google's standard AI tools unveiled in late 2015, called TensorFlow . Read More »

Lincoln Nautilus Unveiled At LA Auto Show

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Fact is, the shift to a new name helps everybody, said Robert Parker, Lincoln's global director of marketing sales and service. It's bringing in customers from rival brands with a 40 percent conquest rate, executives say. "This kind of connection that consumers have, especially with American brands and names, we felt like, is something that Lincoln could own, it's something we've owned in the past, and bringing those two back together, it does make it a bit more effortless for customers". Read More »

Rubin steps down from Essential after Google investigation revealed

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Essential founder Andy Rubin , or more popularly known as the Android creator, reportedly did not leave Google on a happy note. Rubin left Google in October 2014 - by which time he was in charge of robotics at the company, having handed Android duties over to Sundar Pichai - after learning of the results of the investigation. Read More »

Archaelogists find Roman origins of Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem

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The community of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre consent for restoration in March 2016, provided that the work will be finished by Easter 2017. They believe the marble dates to around 345 AD, which ties in to historical accounts that Roman emperor, Constantine, ordered the tomb be enshrined in a new church. Read More »

Google finally fixes the 'wrong' burger and beer emojis in Android 8.1

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Microsoft had revised its burger emoji in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Anniversary update and again in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, with the most recent update about the burger lacking vegetables. Well, according to Emojipedia , the hamburger emoji, now famously known as the cheeseburger, was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Read More »

Alfa Romeo back in Formula One

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Sauber have not yet revealed who will race for them in 2018, but having strengthened their ties with Ferrari - which carries Alfa logos on its cars - the Scuderia's junior drivers Charles Leclerc (the recently crowned F2 champion) and Antonio Giovinazzi are thought to be firmly in the frame for seats. Read More »

Uber Hit With First State Lawsuit for Keeping Data Breach Secret

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If that penalty were applied to each of the affected drivers in Washington, it would total almost $22 million in penalties. "Washington law is clear. The BBC has asked Uber to clarify how many United Kingdom drivers are included in the 2.7 million. The Chicago lawsuit alleges that Uber failed to safeguard the personal data of IL residents and further violated the law by withholding for an extended period of time the announcement of the data breach and concealing the hack through its ransom ... Read More »

Microsoft announces multi-year campus refresh project in Redmond

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The extension of Microsoft's Redmond campus is a reflection of the company's recent growth, and it also follows other redevelopment projects at Microsoft's offices in Vancouver BC and London. Its plan is to build on existing ground and add capacity for an additional 8,000 staff members along with creating more open spaces in the process. In its current form, the Microsoft Redmond campus already has everything that one can think of. Read More »