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Apple planning rear-facing 3D laser for future iPhone

Apple planning rear-facing 3D laser for future iPhone For the uninitiated, early reports regarding iPhone 8 hints that Apple would be moving the TouchID to the back of the smartphone in order to fit in a larger display with thin bezels in front. Laser beams bounce off objects and return to the sensor providing the precise depth of field for each. Current iPhones use another kind of autofocus called phase detection autofocus , which was introduce... [Full Article...]

Yandex Taxi and Uber decide to ride together

Yandex Taxi and Uber decide to ride together Yandex will take 59,3% of the shares, leaving 36,6% to Uber and 4,1% to the NewCo staff. "Partnership with Uber will help us broaden the quality of our service and the geographic scope of our business", says Tigran Khudaverdian, the director of Yandex .Taxi, director of the joint venture. [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils 2017 Back to School Promo in the United States, Canada

Apple Unveils 2017 Back to School Promo in the United States, Canada The promotion is essentially the same as last year's with one notable exception: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are excluded. 25, students can get a free pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones , or BeatsX Earphones with the purchase of a MacBook , MacBook Air , MacBook Pro , iMac , or Mac Pro . [Full Article...]

For Some Reason, a KFC Smartphone Exists

For Some Reason, a KFC Smartphone Exists KFC , which is owned by Yum! There are around 4,000 KFC restaurants in the country. Just kidding, the official reason is actually that Huawei and KFC both want to celebrate 30 years of existence in China . It will be available from Alibaba's TMall in China and will sport a 5in display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (with a microSD card slot), a fingerprint scanner, a 3020mAh batt... [Full Article...]

Apple has big plans for the iPhone line

Apple has big plans for the iPhone line Another major hurdle appears to be the advanced 3D sensor technology AAPL is incorporating in the new iPhone . Without confirming that's what the front-facing 3D sensor is for, my source says Apple has been struggling to get the sensor to work reliably. [Full Article...]

Facebook is expanding Messenger home screen ads worldwide

Facebook is expanding Messenger home screen ads worldwide Facebook has made a decision to introduce advertisements on its Messenger platform too, the social networking company has announced in a blog post . Like Audience Network, Messenger ads are an additional placement option when businesses run ads on Facebook. [Full Article...]

Health of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Is Said to Be Failing

Health of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Is Said to Be Failing Mr Liu's heath has deteriorated since authorities revealed last month (June) that he had been transferred from prison to a hospital due to late-stage liver cancer. "It's also legitimate to question if the authorities are releasing the information about his worsening health as an attempt to delay and justify not allowing Liu Xiaobo to leave the country", Poon said. [Full Article...]

NASA's Juno Spacecraft's Rendezvous With Jupiter's Mammoth Cyclone

NASA's Juno Spacecraft's Rendezvous With Jupiter's Mammoth Cyclone Juno launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA's Juno spacecraft flew directly over Jupiter's "Great Red Spot" on Monday, and NASA is asking talented civilians to assist in processing the raw data it gathered. The process of reading data and images captured by Juno's imager and the camera will take few days, the probe contains total eight different science instrum... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps Blind People 'See' What's Around Them

Microsoft's New iPhone App Helps Blind People 'See' What's Around Them Similarly, when reading documents to users, Seeing AI will provide spoken hints to ensure that all corners of the paper are properly captured. Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. It can also guess things like age and emotion. The app can be used in conjunction with social media apps, such as Facebook, to describe images. After scanning a product's barcode, in some cases... [Full Article...]

Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet

Microsoft eyes buffer zone in TV airwaves for rural internet The strategy of turning to unused TV spectrum, or white space , to expand high speed Internet access is not new to Microsoft , which has long sought to use vacant airwaves to provide cheap, wireless broadband. It will use the proceeds to invest in additional projects. The South Boston, Virginia-based telecommunications provider will contribute another $250,000 and use a $500,000 grant from t... [Full Article...]

Johanna Konta and Andy Murray make history with different approaches

Johanna Konta and Andy Murray make history with different approaches Wimbledon defended shunting top women players onto the outside courts on "Manic Monday", saying the big four of men's tennis were the marquee matches demanded by broadcasters and spectators. He's got one of the best backhands and he can play every shot. The victory vaults Querrey, who toppled then No. 1 Novak Djokovic a year ago, into his second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal. [Full Article...]

Safety issue stops Novak Djokovic moving to Centre Court, says Wimbledon

Safety issue stops Novak Djokovic moving to Centre Court, says Wimbledon Djokovic said that forcing players to battle marathon matches led to an unfair competition as the victor may have to return the following day to play. Both players served well but Novak was more effective behind his initial shot, to face only 2 break points in the entire match. The leading betting company in terms of live streaming, Bet365 showcase over 70,000 events every year, including some o... [Full Article...]

Google readies its UPI payment before Whatsapp

Google readies its UPI payment before Whatsapp In the next phase, it will have a wallet integrated into the Uber app. Ola, Uber's local rival, has already integrated UPI into Ola Money, its mobile wallet to pay drivers. UPI allows users to transact with multiple banks using a single mobile application. Google and apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook will have a pervasive presence in India. [Full Article...]

Sky Sports tweaks logo, reorganizes channel lineup

Sky Sports tweaks logo, reorganizes channel lineup The new package of ten channels and a schedule of live sport is available for £27.50 per month, which will remain frozen for 12 months. United Kingdom pay-TV broadcaster Sky Sports has confirmed details of its repackaged offer to viewers, bringing in a series of standalone single-sport channels in response to dramatic changes to consumption of television and live sport. [Full Article...]

Wake to be held for slain NYPD officer

Wake to be held for slain NYPD officer Soon after, officers shot and killed the gunman after they say he drew a weapon on them. NYPD officials said the shooting was unprovoked. A hospital spokesperson said St. She was a loving mother , daughter, sister and aunt to all of us. Sarah Malik - a local Staten Islander who manages Surriya Global Charities with her family - approached Bagels R Us and local legislators to host an event... [Full Article...]

Google Doodle honours Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad who made alcohol from potatoes

Google Doodle honours Swedish scientist Eva Ekeblad who made alcohol from potatoes Potatoes were introduced into Sweden in 1658 but were not a staple food and in fact during that time there was a food shortage going on in Sweden. The spud was first believed to be inedible for humans and they were fed to animals. So, many individuals are honored by Google through Google Doodle post . Since the supply of wheat , rye and barley were less, potato flour could be used instead. [Full Article...]

Why Tesla, Inc. Stock Rose 6% in June, but Has Since Plummeted

Why Tesla, Inc. Stock Rose 6% in June, but Has Since Plummeted Rights to the first Model 3 were actually purchased by Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis, as the honor was supposed to go to the first individual to place a full deposit on the vehicle, the media outlets explained. Similarly, the shape of the body makes the Model 3 seem like a sleek city vehicle, but under the surface, the shape plays a vital role in bringing a battery range of 215 miles t... [Full Article...]

Home Run Derby Odds: Stanton, Judge favored to win 7/10/17

Home Run Derby Odds: Stanton, Judge favored to win 7/10/17 Batters will have four minutes in each round to hit as many homers as they can. The vast majority of his home runs have been pulled into the right-field stands. Judge broke Joe DiMaggio's record for most home runs by a Yankees rookie on Friday. They offer a week long free trial, meaning you can watch ESPN free this week, including the Home Run Derby and All Star Game, as well as check out th... [Full Article...]

Pistons trade Marcus Morris to Celtics for Avery Bradley, report says

Pistons trade Marcus Morris to Celtics for Avery Bradley, report says Morris enjoyed one of the better and more consistent years of his career last season, averaging 14 points and 5 rebounds in 79 games with Detroit. He will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. Meanwhile, the Pistons get a really good two-way guard and will avoid overpaying Caldwell-Pope right now (a player, albeit a young one, with flaws in his game, issues of consistency and poor efficienc... [Full Article...]

Life on Mars' surface likely doesn't exist

Life on Mars' surface likely doesn't exist If they can't survive there, it significantly lowers our chances of finding life on Mars - life that looks similar to organisms on Earth at least. It's a type of salt found on the planet's soil - and when exposed to Mars-like conditions, it killed bacteria. [Full Article...]


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