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Alongside the execs onstage was Boring Company "mascot" Gary the snail . Elon Musk at a Hyperloop info session has revealed several other news on this. LA Metro was apparently concerned about the Boring Company's latest plan for a tunnel in West Los Angeles potentially interfering with their local rail system, but now they say that they will partner with the startup going forward.
  • Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus available for purchase in India

    Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus available for purchase in India

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    Apple iPhone 8 RED and iPhone 8 Plus in RED are now available for sale in India. A well-known mobile leaker, Ben Geskin has tweeted the launch of iPhone SE 2 soon, with the code name "Jaguar". But as pointed out by The Verge , Apple needs a new iPhone SE 2 because of the Chinese competition it sees in markets like India. The new models of the Product Red portfolio were launched internationally starting April 13.
  • Instagram makes updates on 'Stories' feature easier and faster

    Instagram makes updates on 'Stories' feature easier and faster

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    Rather having you type in your location each time you use it, the sticker will instead automatically recommend locations around the area you took the photo or video at. Instagram Stories is the dominant force among the quick-sharing photo services. Great! More personal data shared with Instagram ... Facebook-owned Instagram introduced Instagram Stories back in August 2016, and since then, the company has added quite a lot of features to Stories , some of which are very much ...
  • Google shares closed lower Tuesday ahead of the new Gmail update

    Google shares closed lower Tuesday ahead of the new Gmail update

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    A prompt with shortcuts to unsubscribe or refuse will be displayed on top of the inbox on the mobile interface. With this roll-out, Google is aiming to make Gmail smarter, more secure, and easier to use. With Gmail , Google said it rebuilt email stockpiling databases, bound together three dueling frameworks for matching up messages crosswise over gadgets and overhauled PCs supporting the administration.
  • Apple to replace batteries in some MacBook Pro laptops

    Apple to replace batteries in some MacBook Pro laptops

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    Yes, you heard that right. Apple is having battery troubles again, moving on from iPhones to MacBooks this time; specifically the 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar). Enter the number and hit the Submit button. Apple has announced that it will replace the batteries of some 13-inch MacBook Pro units. This doesn't affect the standard warranty of the laptop, Apple notes in its documentation, and if your computer has been damaged in some way that prevents the battery being ...
  • Battlefield studio DICE is reportedly working on a battle royale mode project

    Battlefield studio DICE is reportedly working on a battle royale mode project

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    So maybe their battle royale mode could focus on smaller maps (though obviously bigger than the series' standard fare) with a player count of only 50 or so. The predominance of battle royale mode rumours has some industry analysts predicting that the genre will shake out the way the MOBA genre did: a couple of titles will be successful, but most will fail.
  • Amazon releases Internet, a lite browser for Android smartphones

    Amazon releases Internet, a lite browser for Android smartphones

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    Amazon did not respond to queries regarding the Internet browser until the time of writing this story. Like most "lite" apps and unlike any web-browsers, the Amazon's web browser is an abysmally small download - weighing in under 2 MB. As its name suggests , Amazon's web browser is lighter in size (under 2MB) when compared to other options like Chrome, Firefox , Opera , etc. "The Amazon.in mobile shopping app was also the most downloaded shopping app in India in 2017, according to App ...
  • Apple to launch a news subscription service, report says

    Apple to launch a news subscription service, report says

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    According to the report , Apple laid off around 20 of Texture's 100 employees shortly after the acquisition, but integrated the remaining people into its Apple News team. The company created Apple Music after buying headphone maker and streaming provider Beats back in 2014. Repeating the success of the Beats deal with a Netflix for news will be hard, according to Gene Munster, a longtime Apple analyst and co-founder of Loup Ventures.
  • Study Finds Over 3300 Android Apps Have Been Tracking Kids

    Study Finds Over 3300 Android Apps Have Been Tracking Kids

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    It triggered a chain reaction where lawmakers, as well as the population at large, started scrutinising how tech companies are collecting and using information on them. To help parents with assessing the apps their kids use on their phones, researchers made the results of their analysis for each of the 5,855 child-directed Android app available on AppCensus , a website that lists privacy assessments for Android applications.
  • WhatsApp is Changing It's

    WhatsApp is Changing It's "Delete for All" Feature

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    According to WABetaInfo , the Android version of the app lets you re-download deleted media files. However, it is important to note if you have deleted the message, then there is no way to download the data. WABetaInfo points out that undowloaded media is now stored in WhatsApp's server for 30 days. "This new feature also discloses that WhatsApp stores users" media on its servers even after the files have been downloaded.
  • Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

    Spotify rumored to improve its free music service for mobile users

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    The company wants the free service to be easier to use, especially on mobile. Although the Sweden-based company has yet to confirm the report , Spotify is expected to officially announce the updated service in the next few weeks. The basic package is $9.99 a month. Technology giants Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc. are all vying for a larger share of the music subscription market.
  • Samsung brings the J7 Duo as its mid-range contender to India

    Samsung brings the J7 Duo as its mid-range contender to India

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    The Samsung has launched its latest budget smartphone Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo in India. The smartphone houses a dual rear camera setup with 13MP and 5MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With Galaxy J7 Duo , users get Live Focus and Background Blur Shape functions. Well, how about if they did away with the fingerprint sensor on the back? "With Galaxy J7 Duo, we are attempting to drive next level innovation in the J series ...
  • Google Home and Home Mini launch in India

    Google Home and Home Mini launch in India

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    Google has launched the " Google Home " at a price of Rs 9 ,999 and the " Google Home Mini " for a price of Rs 4 ,499 in India. The Google Home and Home Mini will be exclusive to Flipkart , with sales kicking off from later today.
  • Leaked LG G7 ThinQ render reveals phone's colours, mystery side button

    Leaked LG G7 ThinQ render reveals phone's colours, mystery side button

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    Apart from the color options, the render also gives us an idea of the smartphone's design language. The Aurora Black option is reportedly the "default" color choice, which would make sense. On the right, there is a single lock button; on the left is the volume control and an extra button - possibly for activating a virtual assistant. The smartphone will be initially launched in NY on 2 May, followed by another launch event in Seoul on 3 May, Yonhap news agency reports.
  • Knight Riders bowl; RCB pick both McCullum and de Kock

    Knight Riders bowl; RCB pick both McCullum and de Kock

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    Narine punishes RCB - again: Virat Kohli must get sick of watching Sunil Narine at the crease, with the Trinadian blasting a vital 50 from just 19 balls to give Kolkata the ideal platform to launch from. Asked to bat under cloudy skies, Royal Challengers posted 176, a middling total on a good batting pitch, and just as he did last season against the same opponents, Narine blasted away a significant chunk of the target in very little time.
  • Apple hires former Google AI chief John Giannandrea

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    It's widely known that Apple's Siri loses a face-off against Google Assistant or even Alexa by Amazon , but things are about to change. John Giannandrea , who is affectionately called J.G.by colleagues, was absorbed by Google when the search giant bought Metaweb .
  • Dow rebounds 389 points from Monday losses

    Dow rebounds 389 points from Monday losses

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    Yields had come under pressure in recent weeks as investors sought safety in USA bonds due to stock market volatility. China countered this week by slapping tariffs on more than 120 United States exports. A big problem confronting markets now is there's a lot of confusion as to how things will ultimately play out. The stock declined after the electric auto maker said Friday that the vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on Autopilot mode, making it the latest ...