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Sensex soars 301 points to reclaim 33000-mark

Sensex soars 301 points to reclaim 33000-mark The central bank is widely expected to keep policy rates unchanged tomorrow and will stay focused on controlling inflation, experts said. This is its biggest single-day jump since May 25, when it had gained 149.20 points. All the 19 sub-indices of the BSE ended in the positive territory, led by the S&P BSE FMCG index, which augmented by 2.23 per cent, followed by the metals index by 1.36 per cen... [Full Article...]

Weekly Poll: Would You Leave Your Current Music Service For YouTube's?

The latter, which was originally expected to focus on music became more invested in original video projects. The company has now extended the region of availability of its Amazon Echo and Amazon Music Play to 28 more countries. Are you excited about the Echo family and Amazon Music Unlimited coming to your country? Remix music service will be the third attempt at releasing rivals for Apple Mu... [Full Article...]

2 students shot at high school 20 miles SE of Tacoma

2 students shot at high school 20 miles SE of Tacoma The incident may be gang-related, and the shooters are not believed to be from the Graham area. KOMO reports that a getaway vehicle has also been located in connection with Tuesday's shooting at Graham-Kapowsin High School. One suspect was arrested at his home Tuesday night and a second was taken into custody early Wednesday after a green Chevy Impala, allegedly used by the fleeing suspects, was... [Full Article...]

Honor 7X and View 10: Specs, Price, and Availability Details

Honor 7X and View 10: Specs, Price, and Availability Details The smartphone, which delivers full-screen viewing experience, will retail at AED 999. As a refresher, Honor's new flagship sports a 5.99-inch LCD "FullView" display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1,080 x 2,160 resolution. The Honor View 10 runs on Android 8 .0 Oreo with the company's EMUI 8.0 skinned on top. The back is brushed metal, and the side walls rounded like the Honor 7X and 8 P... [Full Article...]

Voyager 1 fires up its thrusters after 37 years

Voyager 1 fires up its thrusters after 37 years In order to keep the spacecraft running, its thrusters have to function properly, but engineers weren't sure if the small devices were going to work considering they hadn't been used since November 1980. More detail on the TCM thrusters can be found here. The team was delighted when the results of their test were resoundingly positive. When there is no longer enough power to operate the heaters,... [Full Article...]

Google to Flag Apps That Snoop Without Permission

Google to Flag Apps That Snoop Without Permission If an app continues to stray from the policy, users are likely to see its Safe Browsing full-page warnings, which will probably drive users away from the offending software. The changes reflect an update in August to the Personal and Sensitive Information section of Google's Developer Policy Center. The affirmative consent request dialog needs to be presented in a clear and unambiguous way... [Full Article...]

Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend

Supermoon to light up the sky this weekend December's supermoon can best be seen Saturday night. The moon will be visible to see on Sunday after 5 p.m. when it begins to rise, however, it won't officially be a Supermoon until it is at its closest point to Earth, which will be at approximately 4 a.m. [Full Article...]

Micromax Bharat 5 with massive 5000mAh battery launched: Price & Specifications

Micromax Bharat 5 with massive 5000mAh battery launched: Price & Specifications It also comes with 50GB extra data offer from Vodafone. Micromax Bharat 5 smartphone only launched in Black Color. Under its hood, the smartphone features a quad-core processor of an unspecified chipset that is teamed up with 1GB RAM and 16GB default storage space that can be further expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card. [Full Article...]

Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights

Trai's Net Neutrality recommendations: Key highlights TRAI previously prevented Facebook from pushing Free Basics , a zero-rated service that granted access to select sites and services on its platform for free, while operating as a gatekeeper that could decide which sites would be allowed in. [Full Article...]

There's a Massive Security Vulnerability in the New macOS

There's a Massive Security Vulnerability in the New macOS The bug is quite similar to Apple's "root user" login feature as it might function if enabled by default and with a blank password. Root access to a system is the holy grail of control over a device; leaving the root account enabled and with no password is like setting the nuclear launch code as "1234". [Full Article...]

All Chromebooks can now download Microsoft Office from Google Play Store

Well, the wait is now over and ALL Chromebooks can now run Microsoft Office. "We've not received any grand announcement or explanation., but we've seen all over the place reports of Chromebooks finally getting Microsoft Office apps running", said Chrome Unboxed . [Full Article...]

New bird species evolved in just two generations

New bird species evolved in just two generations However, these were not able to attract native finches for copulation and thus had to mate within their own new species , making them genetically and reproductively isolated. "Evolution in general can happen very quickly". The new species, called Big Bird, was observed by British husband and wife researchers Rosemary and Peter Grant, of Princeton University in the U.S., evolving and establishi... [Full Article...]

Sun shines on Shropshire shoppers as Black Friday busy

Sun shines on Shropshire shoppers as Black Friday busy According to Adobe, people should wait until after the Thanksgiving holiday to save some money. "While many feel that Black Friday is mainly an online phenomenon we have had a very busy day, with shoppers making the most of the special deals on offer from our brands throughout the centre". [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T receives update to improve unlocking, video recording, and more

OnePlus 5T receives update to improve unlocking, video recording, and more The OnePlus 5T in both the 64GB and 128GB storage options will be available on via the company's website. OnePlus 5T is the latest flagship and successor to the OnePlus. The OnePlus 5T is the latest attempt at a flagship killer by OnePlus, and at a price tag of only $499, the smartphone is certainly worthy of the label. [Full Article...]

Tencent Will Publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China, with Some Slight Alterations

Tencent Will Publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China, with Some Slight Alterations PUBG in China will have "socialist core values", according to a recent statement. As one of the hottest games in the market right now, it's hardly surprising that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds would make it to China at some point. "We will do our best to present a great game for Chinese users in close cooperation with Tencent ", he said. "We will also offer a different, fun experience on PC"... [Full Article...]

Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million

Apple Reportedly Acquired AR headset Startup Vrvana for $30 million Vrvana is best known for the Totem, an as-yet-unreleased hybrid headset that mixes augmented reality and virtual reality technologies into a single "extended reality" device. This acquisition is perhaps the clearest indicator yet of what the company is hoping to develop. It is likely that Apple will take advantage of Vrvana's expertise to create a augmented reality glasses on its own, under the ... [Full Article...]

Android Phones Beaming Home Location Data Even When Service Is Turned Off

Android Phones Beaming Home Location Data Even When Service Is Turned Off So, for example, if I'm on Verizon and in the USA, my Android phone would send this data back to Google. A Google spokesperson says the company's push notification system is "distinctly separate from Location Services, which provide a device's location to apps". [Full Article...]

Google Maps for Android updated with new looks & more

Google Maps for Android updated with new looks & more And as it changes, Google Maps changes with it. It's nearly hard to imagine these days how we've managed to survive the past decades without Google Maps and related services like Waze. For example, if you're in a new neighborhood and searching for a coffee shop, you could open the map to find the nearest orange icon (which is the color for Food & Drink spots). [Full Article...]

Apple's HomePod reportedly pulled from holiday release, slated for 2018

Apple's HomePod reportedly pulled from holiday release, slated for 2018 If you were planning on purchasing the Apple HomePod next month, you are going to have to wait. Smart speakers from Google and Amazon let users give voice commands to play Spotify, but Apple Music does not work on the rival devices. Alongside the growing popularity of the smart home movement is an increased interest in smart speakers: not only are they a great way to fill the house with musi... [Full Article...]

ESOcast 137 Light: Temperate Planet Orbiting Quiet Red Dwarf (4K UHD)

ESOcast 137 Light: Temperate Planet Orbiting Quiet Red Dwarf (4K UHD) NASA explains that while Ross 128 b and Proxima b are in the habitable zone and seem similar to Earth, Venus and Mars would feature numerous same qualities from 11 light years away. Just being in the habitable zone, however, doesn't guarantee Ross 128 b is actually habitable. The habitable zone of a red dwarf - the narrow temperature belts where surface water can persist without freezing or ... [Full Article...]


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