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IT Waymo to expand its self-driving testing program to Atlanta
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Waymo, the division of Google's parent company Alphabet that's dedicated to automated cars, recently announced that it'll soon start testing its self-driving minivans in Atlanta, Georgia. Initially, a driver always sat behind the wheel, but now the company is testing some fully self-driving vehicles without that backup on public roads in the Phoenix metro region of Arizona.

IT Microsoft Xbox Watch leaks out: New pics reveal scrapped smartwatch
Author: 0 Microsoft Xbox Watch leaks out: New pics reveal scrapped smartwatch

The images reveal a very early prototype of this wearable device that only supported four apps at that point in time - GPS, Workout, Settings, and a USB debugger meant for developers. In 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. It's always fun to take a look at these leaks to see what might have been.

IT EPL: Man City could lose title - Guardiola
Author: 0 EPL: Man City could lose title - Guardiola

And, speaking after the game, Guardiola said: "I said many times it was going to happen, we can lose, so [it is] important the reaction we have to do". But struggling Newcastle scored against the run of play four minutes later when a rare lapse saw Jacob Murphy sprint through and finish in composed fashion.

IT College student hospitalized after eating Tide Pod
Author: 0 College student hospitalized after eating Tide Pod

The American Association of Poison Control Centers handled 53 cases of intentional consumption in 2017. "Videos showing people participating in the Tide Pod challenge are removed from YouTube when flagged and the channel is given a strike for violating our Community Guidelines, which prohibit harmful or risky content", the company said.

IT Airtel Rs 399 Plan Revised
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But now, to compete against Jio's new Rs.399 plan, Airtel has further increased the validity from 70 days to 84. Earlier this month Airtel modified two of its bigger plans. While we were unable to see the 84 day validity limit on a Delhi Airtel number for this Rs 399 plan, Financial Express and other news publications have posted screenshots with the new validity.

IT Netflix Reports Higher Earnings, Sub Growth
Author: 0 Netflix Reports Higher Earnings, Sub Growth

It has outperformed by 58.64% the S&P500. Ltd. now owns 770 shares of the Internet television network's stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Mathes Co Incorporated holds 2,800 shares. 105,895 were accumulated by Comerica Bancorporation. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. holds 0.28% of its portfolio in Farmers & Merchants Bancorp, Inc.

IT Sony's Next Flagship Smartphone Might Ditch the 3.5mm Audio Jack
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Now an FCC listing has revealed that Sony has a new smartphone in the works which appears to ditch the headphone jack. Sadly though, we are not expecting that the Xperia XZ Pro is going to provide support for wireless charging. Some other reports suggest that the new Sony smartphone would feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 Chipset for the first time. On the camera front, the device to come with a dual rear camera setup at the back panel.

IT Vivo X20 Plus UD Coming On Jan
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One would not be able to see this Fingerprint Sensor on the device. Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. The basic version of Vivo X20 Plus was announced in October 2017. Hopefully, we'll hear more about the phone in the near future, especially concerning its Malaysian availability.

IT GPU company urges retailers to sell to gamers and not cryptocurrency miners
Author: 0 GPU company urges retailers to sell to gamers and not cryptocurrency miners

If you have looked at the prices of graphics cards recently, you might have been shocked at the high prices. Retailers are now facing some pushback from Nvidia, however, who have officially confirmed the steps they will take to limit the supply of GPUs to miners and get GeForce cards back into gamer's rigs.

IT Monday Apple Rumors: Apple May Discontinue the iPhone X in 2018
Author: 0 Monday Apple Rumors: Apple May Discontinue the iPhone X in 2018

However, Sinolink Securities analyst Zhang Bin claimed shipments could be as low as 35 million during the first quarter of this year - which is about 10 million lower than older estimations. The overall size of the phone will be smaller thanks to the reduced bezels, and we should expect a ton of improvements over the iPhone X . Do you think Apple should keep the 5.8-inch flagship even after the arrival of the iPhone X Plus? "Tougher ASP [average selling price] comps and the lack of a ...

IT Mobile Smokes Rival Mobile Carriers In Speed According To OpenSignal Analysis
Author: 0 Mobile Smokes Rival Mobile Carriers In Speed According To OpenSignal Analysis

On that front, T-Mobile also smoked its rivals, scoring an average 3G download speed of 3.46 Mbps. The only test T-Mobile didn't win was for 4G latency; AT&T won this one, but only by a hair. Both T-Mobile and Verizon reported scores of more than 90%. The fastest possible 4G data speeds are the order of the day, and OpenSignal's data reveals that T-Mobile continues to lead the field.

IT Google will soon Start Selling Audiobooks via Google Play Store
Author: 0 Google will soon Start Selling Audiobooks via Google Play Store

According to 9to5Google, a banner displaying the arrival of the audiobooks was spotted in the Books section of the app market. Amazon's Audible has long had a stranglehold on the audiobook market, but that may be about to change. So in future, all the Android users will be able to listening to the Audiobooks right from their respective device. The search giant might soon start selling such products on its Play Store.

IT Who's your artwork doppelganger? Google app's fashionable function involves Canada
Author: 0 Who's your artwork doppelganger? Google app's fashionable function involves Canada

Google has made the museum selfie match feature available in only the USA officially, but that has, predictably, not stopped users from accessing it in other countries. The app will then ask for permission to access your front camera. So, as per Google Arts and Culture app, if there's a portrait that looks like you somewhere in the world, this new selfie matching feature helps you find that.

IT Sony announced Totaku figurines which look, but don't act, suspiciously like amiibo
Author: 0 Sony announced Totaku figurines which look, but don't act, suspiciously like amiibo

The first wave includes figures of Crash Bandicoot , Parappa the Rapper , the Feisar FX350 ship from Wipeout , God of War's Kratos, Bloodborne's The Hunter, Tekken's Heihachi and LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy. The Totaku Collection is being produced by ThinkGeek , a merchandising company owned by Gamestop . It should be noted, however, that although PlayStation Totaku are figurines, made by a gaming brand, they are in no way meant to contend with Nintendo's Amiibo .

IT Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims
Author: 0 Apple to CANCEL the iPhone X, new report claims

CUCS claims that Apple's decision to throttle older models of iPhone (such as the iPhone 6 and 7 series) with degraded batteries is a scam created to push Apple customers towards newer, more expensive models of the company's phones as part of a planned obsolescence strategy.

IT Dixons Carphone narrows profit forecast
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Dixons confirmed this morning that he will be replaced by Alex Baldock, who now runs online retailer Shop Direct . The group's finance director Humphrey Singer is due join Marks & Spencer this year. The group said the gross margins in the United Kingdom mobile business continued to be challenged by current market conditions. Dixons Carphone's Christmas update comes after the retailer's interim results in December revealed tumbling profits, almost halving in the first six-months of its ...

IT Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup
Author: 0 Nokia flagship 2018 smartphone tipped to feature 5 camera setup

After HMD Global acquired the brand and released the new Nokia phones, it did not come with the well known Carl Zeiss lens which showed in the quality of their camera technology. The smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Recent reports have surfaced giving away some of the details on what we can expect from the upcoming smartphone.

IT Millie Bobby Brown wears $49.99 sneakers to a fancy awards show
Author: 0 Millie Bobby Brown wears $49.99 sneakers to a fancy awards show

The Stranger Things star shunned fancy footwear for the event and put on a pair of white Converse trainers as she took pictures on the carpet ahead of the show. "Losing or winning - you always dance at the SAG Awards". It was an age appropriate look that made a serious statement, and Brown proved that you don't need to wear heels on the red carpet.

IT ONGC to acquire Centre's stake in HPCL for Rs. 36915 cr
Author: 0 ONGC to acquire Centre's stake in HPCL for Rs. 36915 cr

This revenue raised from stake sale is also seen as a much-needed breather to the central treasury, which had taken a hit this year following the introduction of GST in July. Through this acquisition, ONGC will become India's first vertically integrated "oil major", having presence across the entire value chain. Accordingly, the Union Cabinet, in its meeting held in July previous year, gave "in-principle" approval to the proposal and made a decision to set up an alternative mechanism to ...

IT North Korean delegation in South Korea to inspect concert venues
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The top office pledged to ensure South Korean athletes will not have any disadvantages from the unified team, expressing hope that the single team and the joint march at the opening and closing ceremonies will help improve inter-Korean relations and resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.

IT Overwatch League Pro Suspended for Homophobic Insult against Opponent
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He'll also receive "additional resources, focus coaching, physical training and support" to help reflect the principles of the team and the League at large. I speak too fast, everything happens too fast. It's cool being one of the only LGBT players in the league and I hope I can inspire and encourage some people to be true to themselves.

IT Facebook prioritises 'trustworthy' news, users to rank reliability!
Author: 0 Facebook prioritises 'trustworthy' news, users to rank reliability!

This means that the social network's own members may have nobody to blame but themselves for low-quality content. Publishers already hate the idea, as this "crowdsourcing of opinions" could lead to manipulation. "We considered asking outside experts, which would take the decision out of our hands but would likely not solve the objectivity problem", wrote Zuckerberg.

IT U.S. marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting
Author: 0 U.S. marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

The marches, held in hundreds of cities and towns across the country, came a year after the inaugural Women's March and Trump's swearing in . Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, attended the D.C. "Until today, only a few have heard my story", Murphy told the hushed crowd of several thousand people. "In the darkest days of this administration, and there have been some really dark days, what kind of keeps me going is this sense of energy and spirit and the activism of women and men marching ...

IT Zuma's Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields South African Power
Author: 0 Zuma's Time Running Out as Ramaphosa Wields South African Power

The ANC's Secretary General Ace Magashule said in a post-NEC statement that officials led by party president Cyril Ramaphosa would continue engaging with Zuma for "effective coordination between the ANC and government". "We are definitely in a phase where Zuma's power is waning and Ramaphosa's is on the rise", said Judith February, a senior research associate at the Institute of Security Studies, by phone from Cape Town.