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Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin - spokesman

Merkel in diplomatic push on North Korea, to speak with Putin - spokesman The Arizona senator says the USA should provide missile defense in South Korea and continue working with China "to put the brakes on Kim Jong Un " and his efforts to develop nuclear weapons. The U.S. withdrew them in 1991. There was no independent confirmation but some Western experts said there was enough strong evidence to suggest the reclusive state has either developed a hydrogen bomb or was ... [Full Article...]

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package tames the wild wing

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package tames the wild wing Instead of the GT3's standard fixed spoiler, it has an adaptive spoiler just like other base 911 models, though it adds an aerodynamic lip, or "Gurney flap", finished in body color. The headrests feature embossed Porsche crests and all seams in the partial leather interior are sewn in black thread. Mechanically, the rear-wheel drive 911 GT3 Touring Package is identical to the recently facelift... [Full Article...]

California Crushes Dreams of Weed Drone Delivery

California Crushes Dreams of Weed Drone Delivery The Bureau of Cannabis Control , part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, said distributors of cannabis and related products will be required to transfer such goods through a commercial vehicle or trailer. And yet regulators are still wary of it. Seven other states also have legalized recreational marijuana. San Diego, CA, April 1st 2017 - MDelivers , one of the only permit... [Full Article...]

Are Two Game Bundles Coming to Xbox One and PS4?

Are Two Game Bundles Coming to Xbox One and PS4? Much like the Vanquish & Bayonetta two pack I reported on earlier, multiple Eastern European retailers seem to have leaked a two pack of Shenmue and Shenmue II for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Each retailer has a listing for both Xbox One and PS4. This doesn't necessarily kill this rumor, but it's something to keep in mind. Personally, we'd be down for a return to the Shenmue game... [Full Article...]

Ferrari fetches $10M at auction

Ferrari fetches $10M at auction What's a few more million if it's all going to charity? The weekend sale was held in Maranello, Italy, at the Pista di Fiorano during the Ferrari's 70th anniversary celebrations. According to Autoweek , all proceeds from the auction will benefit Save the Children, an organization that helps disadvantaged children around the world. [Full Article...]

Sensex Rises 194 Points; Nifty Closes Above 10000

Sensex Rises 194 Points; Nifty Closes Above 10000 Equities, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund said "Both the benchmark Sensex and the Nifty finally closed the day with gains of over 0.5 per cent". Investor wealth as measured in terms of market capitalisation soared by Rs 99,164.33 crore to Rs 134.58 lakh crore. [Full Article...]

Bugatti Sets Bonkers 0-400-0kmh Record With The Chiron

Bugatti Sets Bonkers 0-400-0kmh Record With The Chiron For this exercise, Bugatti enlisted the services of current IndyCar racer and former Formula 1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya. The record was set with a standard production vehicle and was supervised and officially measured by SGS-TÜV Saar. If you didn't already consider the Bugatti Chiron to be an engineering masterpiece, it's just broken a world record that should help seal its place in the moto... [Full Article...]

In the new 'South Park' game, being black makes the game harder

In the new 'South Park' game, being black makes the game harder As noted in Eurogamer's report , combat isn't influenced by the decision you make, so your own capabilities aren't determined by your skin color . The developers at Ubisoft told the gaming website this sliding bar will also impact the amount of money your character will receive and how other characters speak to you. [Full Article...]

Mammoth Hurricane Irma, Jose's scope breathtaking from space

Mammoth Hurricane Irma, Jose's scope breathtaking from space An infamously powerful and unnamed hurricane hit Cuba in 1932 , forcing 1 million people to evacuate from low-lying areas in central Cuban provinces. But, he noted, there is a debate among scientists about the origins of this change is attributed often to a reduction of pollution in the atmosphere above the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Over 25% Mobile Numbers Linked So Far, Says UIDAI

Over 25% Mobile Numbers Linked So Far, Says UIDAI While Aadhaar, the 12-digit Unique Identity Number (UID) issued by the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), is mandatory for filing income tax return (ITR) or applying for Permanent Account Number (PAN), news agency Indo-Asian News Service ( IANS ) reported on Sunday citing informed sources that all phones unlinked with Aadhaar will be deactivated after February 2018. [Full Article...]

Putin Says He Believes US Willing To Defuse Korea Tensions

Putin Says He Believes US Willing To Defuse Korea Tensions He accused North Korea's leaders of "needlessly and recklessly (putting) millions of people at risk including its own citizens already suffering drought, hunger and serious violations of their human rights". The US responded by saying that North Korea leader Kim Jong Un was "begging for war" . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned North Korea against continuing its current missile and n... [Full Article...]

Facebook says it sold ads to Russian 'troll farm' during 2016 campaign

Facebook says it sold ads to Russian 'troll farm' during 2016 campaign He soon reversed course, saying the issue was important for Facebook's community. The findings could ease investigators' efforts to win Facebook's voluntary release of records showing whether Russian intelligence agencies went even further to boost Donald Trump's chances - by buying far more ads with much stealthier methods than the easily traceable $150,000 in purchases that the company divulge... [Full Article...]

Conversation over phone between President Xi and Trump over Korean Peninsula tensions

Conversation over phone between President Xi and Trump over Korean Peninsula tensions The phone call comes on the heels of Trump and his administration's stern warnings to North Korea that further threats would be met with military force, including with a possible nuclear strike. The official said Moon responded to Abe's request by repeating South Korea's stance on the matter. On Wednesday, Moon sought to find common ground with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on sanct... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Launches The Most Powerful Android One Smartphone

Xiaomi Launches The Most Powerful Android One Smartphone What are your thoughts on Motorola joining the Android One program? Moto X4 was recently unveiled at the IFA 2017 event in Berlin and now its look-alike Moto branded phone has leaked online with an Android One Logo imprinted on its rear panel. [Full Article...]

Airtel to roll out VoLTE services from next week

Airtel to roll out VoLTE services from next week Talking about an another angle, the penetration of 4G VoLTE enabled smartphones in the country has skyrocketed since the launch of Jio . There are reports that Bharti Airtel is going to launch Voice over LTE Technology services in the next week. [Full Article...]

Massive hack at Equifax exposes personal records of Brits and 143m Americans

Massive hack at Equifax exposes personal records of Brits and 143m Americans Equifax will send paper mail to consumers whose credit card numbers or dispute documents with personally identifying information were impacted. The hack attack could have compromised information on nearly 143 million U.S. CNET's Sharon Profis points out that "Equifax's enrollment program doesn't explicitly tell you if your data was a part of the breach". Equifax said that, in addition to rep... [Full Article...]

PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Get LA Noire Sequel

L.A. Noire releases on November 14 for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One . For its part, Rockstar said is will have more details to share on the new versions of LA Noire "in the weeks ahead", so keep checking back soon for more. There's no question Rockstar Games makes some of the best games around, and if you didn't play L.A. Noire the first time around, you owe it to yourself (in my opini... [Full Article...]

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Team to Develop Mobile Authentication Solution

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Team to Develop Mobile Authentication Solution Another likely factor in T-Mobile's improvement is its aggressive strategy to expand its 4G LTE coverage, the Speedtest report noted. Their effort is called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce. Ookla has been working on this survey for quite some time and has finally revealed this in front of the world. So, getting high speed only in metro cities has changed completely as people who live in urba... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp allows picture-in-picture video calls, text status updates

WhatsApp allows picture-in-picture video calls, text status updates And it is worth noting that the company had started testing the feature also called as PiP, on Android in the month of July. Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has rolled out picture-in-picture mode for video calls and text-only coloured status update features in stable build, available for Android and iOS users . [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 images leaked before official announcement

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2017 images leaked before official announcement It has a SIM card 4G variant and a WiFi (SM-T380) variant as well. A recent press render leak shows us the sleek design that Samsung made a decision to use on its not-yet unveiled tablet. A 5,000mAh battery will keep the lights on while the tablet will boot Android 7.1 Nougat. Talking about the optics, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 .0 (2017) comes with 8MP of main camera with f/1.9 aperture an... [Full Article...]


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