• Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10
Microsoft aims to create a more versatile Windows 10

Windows 10 grew by 24% since Microsoft ended the free upgrade offer a year ago, but the staying power of Windows 7 - that edition still powered more than half of all Windows PCs in April - hinted that enterprises have yet to migrate to the newer OS in large numbers.

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  • China says Silk Road plan is not tied to presidency
China says Silk Road plan is not tied to presidency

This month, Beijing hosts a lavish worldwide conference to showcase President Xi Jinping's One Belt, One Road initiative, an ambitious project meant to recreate the Silk Road. The plan gained steam a year ago when populist movements spurred a backlash against trade and immigration in the USA and Europe. In Europe, anti-globalisation sentiment has g...

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  • Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies
Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

Bill Erasmus of the global Arctic Athabaskan Council, which represents indigenous Athabascan governments in the USA and Canada, said climate change and economic stability were the most important issues in the region. Unlike his predecessor, President Trump had vowed to unravel previous administration's environmental regulations and claimed that cli...

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  • Micromax's revamped Canvas 2 sports Gorilla Glass 5, Nougat
Micromax's revamped Canvas 2 sports Gorilla Glass 5, Nougat

Thankfully, the Canvas 2 (2017) isn't very disappointing in the software department. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized UI laid on top. Micromax claims that the device's display is unbreakable as the screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 technology. There are several expectations for the company to...

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  • Google Allo can now turn your selfies into cartoon stickers
Google Allo can now turn your selfies into cartoon stickers

Now, Google has chose to amalgamate the two to build custom cartoon-ish selfie stickers for your use in Allo . She further adds that computers can easily familiarize themselves to the human self but they're not as highly trained for judging an image.

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  • Oh, no! Google's Play Store icon losing its iconic shopping bag wrapper
Oh, no! Google's Play Store icon losing its iconic shopping bag wrapper

The search giant some months ago revamped all its app icons with a new material design. This change extends to Play Store notifications, too. Google started rolling out a new version of the Google Play Store on Wednesday evening, and while the build 7.8.16 doesn't ship with any major features, it does sport a number of noticeable changes in t...

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  • US judge rejects Uber bid to move Waymo case to arbitration
US judge rejects Uber bid to move Waymo case to arbitration

A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected Uber's [UBER.UL] bid to send its high-profile trade secret dispute with Alphabet's self-driving Waymo unit to a private legal forum, a setback for the ride services company.U.S. Waymo had sought to compel the return of its documents and to bar Uber from using lidar technology it said was stolen. Uber has not de...

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  • China's president to visit Russia in early July - Russian ambassador
China's president to visit Russia in early July - Russian ambassador

Lao economists and officials are optimistic that the Belt and Road Initiative will benefit the economy of Laos, which is a part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. Najib, in his Facebook post, said Hangzhou, a city of over 50 million people has developed over the years into a modern, high tech center with an entrepreneurial society.

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  • NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune'
NASA detects signs of water on distant 'warm Neptune'

Water vapor isn't especially rare on exoplanets. What's unusual about HAT-P-26b is its unexpectedly primordial atmosphere, composed nearly entirely of hydrogen and helium. By contrast, Uranus and Neptune, which are smaller and orbit the Sun more distantly, contain greater metallicity - of around 100 times that of the Sun.

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  • Infantino slams 'fake news' & 'alternative facts' about FIFA
Infantino slams 'fake news' & 'alternative facts' about FIFA

The decision not to re-elect Eckert and Borbely comes as they have both served their four-year terms. Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned the FIFA president Gianni Infantino in a phone call on Sunday that the Palestinian resolution could "ruin FIFA", Haaretz reported.

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  • Tropical Depression Adrian expected to dissipate on Thursday
Tropical Depression Adrian expected to dissipate on Thursday

We've already seen the first tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean form in early May. National Hurricane Center forecasters noted in the most recent discussion that there are a lack of convective bands near the center of the storm, and that the location of the center of circulation itself was hard to determine.

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  • Microsoft Azure finally has an Android app
Microsoft Azure finally has an Android app

However, since hitting 400 million users in last September, the company has attracted 100 million users and the total count is now 500 million. Azure Cosmos DB contains a write optimized, resource governed, schema-agnostic database engine that natively supports multiple data models: key-value, documents, graphs, and columnar.

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  • Snapchat CEO burns Facebook on earnings call
Snapchat CEO burns Facebook on earnings call

Indeed, the Stories feature on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook , has some 200 million daily users. It also said that the company lost $2.31 per share, though most of that was due to expenses related to stock-based compensation. An estimated 8 million new Snapchat accounts were created in the last quarter, the slowest user-growth quarte...

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  • Mystery Google Pixel 2
Mystery Google Pixel 2 "Taimen" model appears on Geekbench running Android O

As we can see in the chart below, the Taimen Pixel has an octa-core 1.9Ghz Snapdragon 835 processor, probably 4GB of RAM, and runs Android O. It scored 1804 on the single-core test and 6248 on the multi-core. A couple of months ago, a report surfaced online suggesting that Google is working on a third product codenamed "Taimen" alongside two other ...

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  • United States judge gives final go-ahead to 3.0-litre Volkswagen diesel settlement
United States judge gives final go-ahead to 3.0-litre Volkswagen diesel settlement

In her newly elevated role, Davis will direct strategy for and drive a culture of compliance and integrity that ensures adherence to legal and statutory requirements and the highest ethical principles. The company said Thursday it welcomed Breyer's decision to approve the agreement. The settlement breaks affected models into two separate generati...

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  • House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing
House Oversight chairman asks DOJ inspector general to probe Comey firing

Warner, who noted that he had voted for Rosenstein's confirmation, said he relayed concerns to the deputy attorney general about the timing of Comey's firing and the memo that Rosenstein wrote for the president justifying the termination. The White House has asserted that the firing was necessary because rank and file agents no longer supported Com...

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  • Future of Hitman Uncertain As Square Enix Puts Dev Up For Sale
Future of Hitman Uncertain As Square Enix Puts Dev Up For Sale

New investors are now being approached with regards to taking on IO Interactive , but there's no guarantee the studio will survive. The severed partnership has been in effect as of March 31, 2017, the end of the 2016-2017 fiscal year. As an episodic game there have never been any sales figures to show how well it's done, but the game reviewed well...

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  • Microsoft now lets any developer create Cortana skills
Microsoft now lets any developer create Cortana skills

Microsoft is launching a set of skills for Cortana at its Build developer conference today. This move will help the company extend Cortana's reach. But it wasn't open to a broad array of third party applications. Microsoft is even letting Alexa developers fast track their Cortana skills be re-purposing their code.

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  • Microsoft Issues Fix For Massive Malware Vulnerability That Affects Most PCs
Microsoft Issues Fix For Massive Malware Vulnerability That Affects Most PCs

The vulnerability itself lies in NScript, a Defender component. Windows 10 Creators Update is the new version of the operating system by Microsoft that little by little is getting more and more users. At Build though, the experts say Microsoft will be quiet on this front. At the time, the researcher didn't disclose any other details abo...

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  • Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments
Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

In response to a previous Net Neutrality proposal in 2014, John Oliver did a segment on the fifth episode of Last Week Tonight explaining the difference between Title I and Title II status and asking his viewers to flood the FCC's websites with comments supporting regulation.

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  • Nintendo Releasing Standalone Switch Dock In Europe
Nintendo Releasing Standalone Switch Dock In Europe

At first, the dock set was only confirmed for a USA release, with no word from Nintendo of Europe about an eventual release across the pond. Still, "better late than never", as they say. It might be coming a month later than in North America, but a standalone dock is useful for Nintendo Switch owners. At the moment, it has not been officially detai...

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  • PaddyPower Betfair buys US DFS operator
PaddyPower Betfair buys US DFS operator

The company has been looking to boost its presence on the global regulated gambling markets, so the acquisition would provide it with the opportunity to reach United States customers. Regardless of the eventual drop in the company's earnings, the future effects of the acquisition would be undoubtedly beneficial for the British operator thanks to ...

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  • Python hunter wrangles in massive 16-ft snake
Python hunter wrangles in massive 16-ft snake

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has therefore put in place a compensation scheme to pay python hunters for every capture they make. Snake hunting has become a serious business, with there being thousands of these pythons in the Everglades. "Wildman's" catch, was also 130 pounds.

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  • Samsung's unlocked S8 makes it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers
Samsung's unlocked S8 makes it easier for consumers to switch wireless carriers

The Samsung Battery Pack is only available in the United States at present, although we do expect it to arrive elsewhere soon enough. We saw leaked images of Samsung's newly-announced fast charge battery pack as early as two months ago. The pack comes either in navy or gray color and is already for purchase. Rest of the devices will be charged at...

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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Patch Preps For Zombie Chronicles DLC
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Patch Preps For Zombie Chronicles DLC

Additionally, it changes the Black Market system so that unopened Supply Drop bundles are not lost; those that vanished have been added back. Additionally, the update also makes attachment icons load faster in the gunsmith and create-a-class menus.

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  • 10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients

Doctors also said that starting treatment early was essential to achieve a long and healthy life. Due to these advances, the life expectancy of 20-year-olds treated for HIV increased by 10 years for men and nine years for women in Europe and North America from 1996 and 2013, Trickey's team reported in their study.

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  • Payday 2 Is Coming To Virtual Reality
Payday 2 Is Coming To Virtual Reality

If you already own the game, you'll receive Payday VRfor free. Until the new edition arrives on June 8th, the current game will be available at an 85 percent discount - good news if you're interested in the VR version but don't yet have the PC game.

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  • Google buys award-winning VR studio Owlchemy Labs
Google buys award-winning VR studio Owlchemy Labs

Terms were not disclosed. Financial details of the buy were not announced, but Owlchemy Labs had only raised $5M, in a funding in August of 2016. Owlchemy labs are an Austin based team and they have announced in their blog post that they will be joining the Google team.

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  • Thala Ajith Kumar's 'Vivegam' Teaser Released on Yesterday Midnight
Thala Ajith Kumar's 'Vivegam' Teaser Released on Yesterday Midnight

As Ajith looks lean and mean, his fans have very high expectations from the thriller. The teaser for actor Ajith's much-awaited Vivegam was released at 12 a.m. The teaser may also reach 10 million views soon if the audience are with the same speed. The Vivegam Movie has shooted 70 % in Europe. He went on to do multiple notable films like Va...

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  • Microsoft fixes critical security flaw in Windows Defender
Microsoft fixes critical security flaw in Windows Defender

The file, when scanned by the Windows malware protection software utilizing the Microsoft Malware Prevention Engine, allows the attacker to gain full control of the system. NET Framework. "Mpengine is a vast and complex attack surface, comprising of handlers for dozens of esoteric archive formats, executable packers and cryptors, full system...

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  • Microsoft out of band patch hits the day before Patch Tuesday
Microsoft out of band patch hits the day before Patch Tuesday

Using the flaw, an attacker could execute their code in a LocalSystem account, which would allow them to install programs, manipulate data, or create new accounts with full user rights. Ormandy dropped a hint about the forthcoming disclosure late Friday night in a tweet: I think [Silvanovich ] and I just discovered the worst Windows remote code...

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  • Olaf President Says Racist Note Was 'Fabricated'
Olaf President Says Racist Note Was 'Fabricated'

Citing student privacy laws, his emails did not name the author who confessed or say whether the person is a student or otherwise affiliated with the private Lutheran college. According to the now-closed Northfield police report obtained by the News through a public data request, Wells said because she was graduating in 19 days, and then leavin...

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  • Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Are Coming to Windows 10
Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Are Coming to Windows 10

A year later, after Microsoft sold off its Nokia subsidiary and threw in the towel on its Windows 10 ambitions, Myerson was forced to admit that getting to a billion Windows 10 devices would take longer than expected. Microsoft has had a couple of Apple-related announcements up its sleeve during Build so far, including the launch of Visual Studio 2...

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  • Xiaomi launches its first exclusive retail store Mi Home in Bengaluru
Xiaomi launches its first exclusive retail store Mi Home in Bengaluru

The Mi Home stores bear a certain resemblance to the Apple Store, with an open, minimal design, no salespeople to keep interrupting you while you browse, and all products and accessories displayed. Chinese tech giant Xiaomi today unveiled its first Mi Home store in Bengaluru, India. It has since lost that position to companies such as Huawei and ...

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  • UP government declines to try CM Adityanath in 2007 riot case
UP government declines to try CM Adityanath in 2007 riot case

This came when the court was hearing a petition that sought an independent investigation into riots. "We also pointed out that Yogi Adityanath has himself, in an interview to a private news channel, which is available on YouTube, admitted to having made the incendiary speeches for which he has been named in the FIR lodged at Gorakhpur".

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