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Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi files for IPO

Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi files for IPO Revenue surged 67.5 percent to 114.5 billion yuan ($18 billion) in 2017, after posting anemic growth of just 2.4 percent a year earlier, while operating profit more than tripled. Armed with the new rules allowing the listing of companies with dual-class structures, Hong Kong is eyeing several tech listings that are expected in the coming two years from Chinese firms with a combined market cap of... [Full Article...]

Instagram adding video calls, a new Explore page, and more

Instagram adding video calls, a new Explore page, and more To start, Instagram has worked with Spotify and GoPro to allow you to share directly from those apps into Instagram Stories (this will work in Facebook too). More fun creative effects from your favorite accounts are coming soon, including Ariana Grande, Baby Ariel, Liza Koshy, Vogue, and Buzzfeed. Not one to be outdone, WhatsApp also announced a group video chat feature is on the w... [Full Article...]

The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199

The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199 The company opened F8 with CEO Mark Zuckerberg debuting the Oculus Go onstage in San Jose, California. The Oculus Go is a follow-up to the Oculus Rift , but unlike that device it does not require a connection to a computer. Battery life is claimed to last between 1.5 and 2 hours of gaming, 2 and 2.5 hours for video viewing. This is a standalone VR headset that works without a phone or PC. [Full Article...]

V4.0 Patch Notes - Season 4 is HERE!

V4.0 Patch Notes - Season 4 is HERE! And to keep its massive playerbase engaged, to keep Drake and Ninja happy , Fortnite is shaking things up in its latest update. Fortnite Omega is set to be one of the main Fortnite skins fans will be hoping to unlock from the Fortnite season 4 Battle Pass . [Full Article...]

Facebook Building a 'Clear History' Feature

Facebook Building a 'Clear History' Feature Officials in the United Kingdom and US have opened inquiries into Facebook and its privacy policies after it was revealed in March that Cambridge Analytica , a British-based political consulting firm, had amassed the personal information of 87 million Facebook users without their permission. [Full Article...]

Facebook unit WhatsApp's co-founder Jan Koum to quit

Facebook unit WhatsApp's co-founder Jan Koum to quit While Koum himself doesn't elaborate on reasoning for the departure, a report from The Washington Post indicates that the decision comes amid growing discord with WhatsApp parent company, Facebook... The Facebook founder said he would miss working closely with Mr Koum. Koum did not reveal when exactly he would depart the company. Due to end-to-end encryption , information sent through Wha... [Full Article...]

Blue Origin to launch and land its New Shepard rocket Sunday

Blue Origin to launch and land its New Shepard rocket Sunday The test flight, which took place on Sunday at around 1:07 p.m. ET, will pave the way for people to actually fly to suborbital space aboard the Blue Origin rocket sometime in the coming years. The company is likewise building up a substantial lift orbital rocket called New Glenn whose first flight is focused for 2020, and its longer-term designs incorporate a secretive vehicle called New Armstro... [Full Article...]

British toddler in legal battle dead

British toddler in legal battle dead Disagreement between the hospital and his parents resulted in a referral of Alfie's case to the Family Division of the UK High Court for a judge to rule on whether active treatment was in Alfie's best interests. The group, dubbed Alfie's Army on social media, united behind the family's high profile legal battle over whether life support should be continued for the 23-month-old. [Full Article...]

'CARAVAN' CROSSING? Migrant Group ARRIVES at US Border

'CARAVAN' CROSSING? Migrant Group ARRIVES at US Border The migrants are part of a caravan that crossed into Mexico and have reunited at the border town, according to Reuters . Minutes after disembarking, some sat outside the shelter with bowls of food, gazing over the road towards the United States . [Full Article...]

Nintendo's E3 plans are all about 'Super Smash Bros.' for Switch

Nintendo's E3 plans are all about 'Super Smash Bros.' for Switch According to previously announced prices, it will cost $4 for a month, $8 for 3 months and $20 for a year. That said, it's great that we won't have to wait until E3 to find out more. Previous year the company reported 29,362 million yen in profit which is just shy of $270 million here so yeah the Switch has put the company in a very good space. [Full Article...]

Snap Earnings: Will They Be Another Spectacle?

Snap Earnings: Will They Be Another Spectacle? Snap is reviving Spectacles , the weird wearable glasses that let you Snapchat your friends, probably with all those leftover parts they had from how poorly the first version sold. " Snap talked with customers and drew up a list of employees' own complaints about the original", the Verge's Casey Newton writes. Additionally, the new Spectacles 2 .0 are water-resistant. [Full Article...]

PlayStation's Spider-Man Gets Infinity War Upgrade

PlayStation's Spider-Man Gets Infinity War Upgrade When the game's release date was announced as September 7, we only got a look at the Spider-Punk suit, despite the fact that the Spidey Suit pack would contain three different ones. For example, the Spider-Punk suit allows Spidey to "rock out with a guitar, doing an AoE attack that'll knock enemies off their feet". Peter Parker deals with his complex dual life as a young adult with great power... [Full Article...]

Facebook Reveals Its Internal Rules For Removing Controversial Content

Facebook Reveals Its Internal Rules For Removing Controversial Content According to CNN , the newly released document is what the company's "7,500 content moderators use when deciding what is and isn't acceptable content, including hate speech , nudity, gun sales and bullying". Facebook Inc. said it was able to remove a larger amount of content from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in the first quarter of 2018 by actively looking for it. [Full Article...]

Facebook Escapes Recent Data Privacy Scandals with Big Profit Gain

Facebook Escapes Recent Data Privacy Scandals with Big Profit Gain Facebook blew past analysts' projections in its first quarter, a time when investors have grown increasingly anxious about how the social network's 2 billion users would react to the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach. But he said Facebook doesn't "really see a doomsday scenario here". The company confirmed this Tuesday that Erin Egan, the head of policy for the USA responsible for governme... [Full Article...]

Boston Celtics: 5 Takeaways Celebrating the Boston Three Party

Boston Celtics: 5 Takeaways Celebrating the Boston Three Party There will be some rusty moments. "That's part of it". After letting the Milwaukee Bucks back into the series with consecutive wins in Games 3 and 4, the Boston Celtics regained momentum in their first round series, winning 92-87 in Game 5 to move just one win away from advancing to the second round. [Full Article...]

Some restaurants ban Caesar salad over E. coli concerns

Some restaurants ban Caesar salad over E. coli concerns Don't eat any romaine lettuce , unless you know where it comes from and it's not Yuma, Arizona. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho-Idaho is being hit hard by an E. coli! " the teen said. These complications are more common in young children under 5, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. If you've got romaine lettuce in your refrigerator, throw it out - and then give the fridge a good sc... [Full Article...]

NASA doesn't know what's making these freakish circles in the Arctic

NASA doesn't know what's making these freakish circles in the Arctic NASA researchers are puzzled by the observation of a few mysterious ice holes in the Arctic region. "I don't recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere". It's possible, NASA wrote, that some large mammal took advantage of that thin ice to poke holes through it to breathe.Ring sealsand harp seals are both known to poke holes through the ice that look somewhat similar to this (though ne... [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Long-Wheelbase A-Class for China

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Long-Wheelbase A-Class for China In the L Sedan's case however, the system is said to be perfectly fluent in Chinese dialects such as Sichuanese and Cantonese. Called the A-Class L Saloon, its wheelbase is 6cm longer than the A-Class hatchback's for better loungability. It also rides on a wheelbase that is just 2.0 ins. The A-Class Saloon was shown with an extended wheelbase for China. What does it mean for other markets? T... [Full Article...]

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked over 18 million IP addresses as it tries to cut off access to the messaging app Telegram. Monday early morning Roskomnadzor started blocking Telegram after a court decision came to do the same as messenger denied giving encryption keys which are must to decode data. [Full Article...]

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Launched; Priced in India at Rs 10999

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Launched; Priced in India at Rs 10999 The smartphone starts at Rs 10,999 for the base 3GB+32GB variant and goes up to Rs 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant. For photography, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of a 13MPprimary Omnivision sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 1.12μm pixel size, and a 5MP secondary dept sensing camera along with LED flash support. [Full Article...]


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