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Snapchat launches group video chat feature to boost 'hanging out' Snapchat launches group video chat feature to boost 'hanging out'
- April 03, 2018

Snapchat continues its fight against Instagram with rapid updates to its app. Snapchat's parent company Snap is today introducing two big new features for the app which will give it a slight edge over Instagram. Users will also be able to switch from video to voice and vice versa while still being a part of the same group video chat. Snapchat's video chat update, rolling out to users globally this week, means that users will have another way to communicate. (more...)
Australia Adds Microsoft Azure, Office 365 to Certified Cloud Services List Australia Adds Microsoft Azure, Office 365 to Certified Cloud Services List
- April 03, 2018

James Kavanagh, Azure engineering lead for Microsoft Australia, says Microsoft has completed extensive security assessments for both unclassified and protected data and has over 50 services across Microsoft Azure and Office 365 that have completed the formal Certification process of the Australian Signals Directorate at Unclassified (DLM) level. (more...)
Australia ball-tampering bans are unfair, player union says Australia ball-tampering bans are unfair, player union says
- April 03, 2018

With the flawless 20/20 vision of hindsight it is easy to say it was only a matter of time before he would do something like this and I am grateful that Cricket Australia have made it clear he will not be considered for a leadership position in cricket again. (more...)
Instagram Eliminates Apple Watch App as Apple Begins Requiring Native Apps Instagram Eliminates Apple Watch App as Apple Begins Requiring Native Apps
- April 03, 2018

There's no mention of the Apple Watch app being pulled in the release notes which only mentions the typical bug fixes and improvements, but updating to version 39 .0 on iPhone removes Instagram for Apple Watch when paired. We have contacted Instagram to ask whether it plans to return to the Apple Watch with a brand new application, and we'll update this article as soon as we hear back. (more...)
New Exodus of Rohingya Boat People Unlikely New Exodus of Rohingya Boat People Unlikely
- April 03, 2018

He said the council members hope to visit Myanmar's western Rakhine state, where about 700,000 Rohingyas lived before fleeing to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military counterinsurgency campaign - and thousands still remain. Unable to offload their human cargo in Thailand anymore, traffickers abandoned them at sea in large numbers, leaving them trapped on boats with little food and water. (more...)
Intel Unveils Intel Core i9 Processor for Laptops Intel Unveils Intel Core i9 Processor for Laptops
- April 03, 2018

The Intel Core i9-8950HK is a 6 Core / 12 thread monster, and will feature a base clock speed of 2.9 GHz boosting up to 4.8 GHz on a single core, thanks to Intel's Turbo Boos Technology (based on numbers from Intel themselves). It started with the U-series last August , which are now quad-core, whereas they've previously been dual-core. The i9-8950HK is an unlocked, overclockable 6C/12T laptop CPU, capable of turbo boosting to 4.8GHz when power and thermal budget permits. (more...)
Chrome Web Store Slams Door On Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions Chrome Web Store Slams Door On Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions
- April 03, 2018

Any existing extensions which mine cryptocurrency will be removed from the Chrome Web Store in June. Until now, Google Chrome's web policy permitted cryptocurrency mining in extensions as long as it is the extension's single goal and the user is adequately informed about the mining behaviour. (more...)
Pokemon GO Fest Lawsuit Settled for Over $1.5 Million Pokemon GO Fest Lawsuit Settled for Over $1.5 Million
- April 03, 2018

Suspecting that he wasn't the worst victim of the botched event, Norton opened up a class action lawsuit that demanded Niantic take responsibility. Only attendees that checked into Go Fest via the application itself will be considered eligible, preventing ticket scalpers from claiming on something they didn't attend. (more...)
Analysts Rating Review: Sirius XM Holdings I (SIRI)
- April 03, 2018

The current market cap of CenturyLink, Inc.is valued at $17.34B. The stock remained 2.3 percent unpredictable for the recent week and 1.97 percent for the last month. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday , April 20 with "Overweight". They set a buy rating and a $54.00 target price on the stock. However, the stock is trading at -5.74% as compared to recent highs. (more...)
Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus
- April 03, 2018

It has underperformed by 6.12% the S&P500. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc acquired 60,241 shares as Callon Pete Co Del (CPE)'s stock rose 1.69%. Nomura maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, February 2 with "Buy" rating . (more...)
Pokemon Go Announces Latios and Latias as Next Legendary Pokemon Pokemon Go Announces Latios and Latias as Next Legendary Pokemon
- April 03, 2018

To help players with the new Legendary raids, Pokemon Go will also switch up Raid Bosses so players can quickly collect Pokemon that are super effective against the two Pokemon in battle. Some players may complain that the rotation is too long, but having a full month is very nice for the more casual players. Latios and Latias are Dragon/Psychic-Type Pokemon that originally appeared in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire . (more...)
Fortnite Player Rides Own Guided Missile for a Game-Winning Kill Fortnite Player Rides Own Guided Missile for a Game-Winning Kill
- April 03, 2018

That's right, as long as you're using a compatible iPhone you can experience one of the hottest games of the year and bring non-stop Battle Royale action with you wherever you may go. A week ago, Reddit user posted on the " Fortnite Battle Royale " subreddit, asking Epic Games to help him get his students to stop playing the game in class. (more...)
Ark. trooper shot, wounded during traffic stop Ark. trooper shot, wounded during traffic stop
- April 03, 2018

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Officials said the sweeper was seen on Interstate 93 north after it was reported stolen Sunday morning. She was treated and released from a Hot Springs hospital and is now in the Garland County Detention Center. Kittinger is now at the Garland County Detention Center. (more...)
OnePlus 6 Leak Confirms Powerful Specs and Hints Towards Official Launch Date OnePlus 6 Leak Confirms Powerful Specs and Hints Towards Official Launch Date
- April 02, 2018

The report doesn't give any explanation on why OnePlus has chose to prepone the launch of OnePlus 6. As for the pricing is concerned, the OnePlus 6 is said to launch at a starting price of $523, which translates to Rs 34,000 approx for the 64GB model. (more...)
Samsung Notebook 5, Notebook 3 with Intel Core i7 processors launched Samsung Notebook 5, Notebook 3 with Intel Core i7 processors launched
- April 02, 2018

To recollect some key specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) Infinity display which is curved on both sides while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2-inch Quad-HD display . The above is made possible via an update for the AOD feature with version 3.2.26.4 being the latest. When it comes to availability, the device has always been carrier-exclusive in the beginning and we doubt that the S9 Active will change anything. (more...)
Are you interested in the Huawei P20 Pro? Are you interested in the Huawei P20 Pro?
- April 02, 2018

Xiaomi, another Chinese smartphone giant, recently confirmed that it plans to enter the U.S. market by the end of the year or early 2019. Apple and Essential have created a barrier between the 18:9 aspect ratio phones the old 16:9 aspect ratio smartphones which made every other smartphones work with the notch just like Apple instead of the small camera notch from Essential as they can fit other sensors in that place. (more...)
Is there life on Venus? Venusian clouds could host extraterrestrial microbial life Is there life on Venus? Venusian clouds could host extraterrestrial microbial life
- April 02, 2018

In a new study, scientists are exploring the idea that life could be lurking high up in the clouds of Venus , and suggest that the planet's atmosphere would be the flawless place to begin a search for microbial life. Earlier research conducted using spectroscopy in the ultraviolet light stated that these dark patches on the Venus' clouds are mainly concentrated sulphuric acid along with a patch of unknown light-absorbing particles which was discovered first by ground-based telescopes ... (more...)
Barcelona's lead cut to nine points after Atletico Madrid win Barcelona's lead cut to nine points after Atletico Madrid win
- April 02, 2018

Deportivo have gone 15 La Liga games without a win and are 19th in the table, eight points from safety. The result keeps the title race alive, just, but maybe more importantly means that ahead of next weekend's Madrid derby, should Los Blancos reign supreme at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Atleti will still hold second place. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 rumored to have 4GB RAM Xiaomi Mi A2 rumored to have 4GB RAM
- April 02, 2018

The Mi TV 4C also runs an Android-based PatchWall interface, that offers AI-based curated content delivery, and features such as speech recognition and unified search. Notably, unlike the 12MP + 12MP dual camera setup on the Mi 5X, the Mi 6X will sport a 20-megapixel and an 8-megapixel combination with f/2.0 and f/1.8 apertures, respectively. (more...)
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12 Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12
- April 02, 2018

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) has risen 7.52% since April 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.24% the S&P500. David Blood increased its stake in Schein Henry Inc (HSIC) by 561.11% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)