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Apple opens WWDC 2018 registration: June 4-8 in San Jose

Apple opens WWDC 2018 registration: June 4-8 in San Jose Specifically, the conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center once again. It's the second year in a row that Apple has used the facility; in previous years, the event had been staged in San Francisco. New for 2018 will be HomePod , too, with Apple's freshly-released smart speaker intended as a hub not only for smart home technology but Siri interactions too. [Full Article...]

Does recently declassified Navy video show a UFO?

Does recently declassified Navy video show a UFO? The video, released on March 9, purportedly shows US Air Force aircraft monitoring a UFO off the United States east coast at an altitude of 7500 metres in 2015. Thomas Crosson, a spokesperson with the Pentagon, told the Times at the time in an email that the program ended due to "higher priority" issues that needed additional funding. [Full Article...]

How Facebook Is Helping Spread Hate Speech In The Rohingya Crisis

How Facebook Is Helping Spread Hate Speech In The Rohingya Crisis Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, told reporters that Facebook in particular had played a " determining role " in Myanmar. "Everything is done through Facebook in Myanmar", The Guardianquotedher as saying. "It was used to convey public messages but we know that the ultra-nationalist Buddhists ... [Full Article...]

Berners-Lee calls for regulation to combat 'weaponised' web

Berners-Lee calls for regulation to combat 'weaponised' web The rest of Berners-Lee's letter contends with global inequality of internet access, focusing on those who aren't connected, and those who only nominally are. "If we do not invest seriously in closing this gap, the last billion will not be connected until 2042 ". He also points out that we need to get away from the idea that advertising in the only possible business model, branding it a myth. [Full Article...]

Self-piloted air taxi takes to sky in New Zealand

Self-piloted air taxi takes to sky in New Zealand Details: Cora uses 12 rotors to take off like a helicopter and then fly like an airplane. Testing of a self-piloted air taxi is taking place in Canterbury, with the hope the flying service could soon take to the skies. Cora is capable of traveling at up to 110mph (180km/s) with a range of 62 miles (100km) carrying two passengers. Alphabet's own Waymo has been betting on putting autonomous ... [Full Article...]

Apple Changes MFi Logo - Manufacturers Have 90 Days to Respond

Apple Changes MFi Logo - Manufacturers Have 90 Days to Respond Users will now be able to charge their MFi accessories with a USB-C cable or a power adapter they might already have, while also being able to draw power from the USB port on a Mac using the same cable. Now third-party companies building things like controllers, battery packs, and speakers can use USB-C charging while still keeping Apple's stamp of approval. [Full Article...]

Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit

Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit President Donald Trump . Senior administration officials had to dissuade Trump from meeting Kim in April and convince him to wait until May, after the leaders of North and South Korea hold their own summit. On Saturday, Trump said his talks with Kim could end with no agreement or they could be "the greatest deal for the world". It is the first title from CJ HK Entertainment, a joint venture bet... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump blocks $150b Qualcomm takeover by Broadcom on national security grounds

Donald Trump blocks $150b Qualcomm takeover by Broadcom on national security grounds United States President Donald Trump has blocked the $US117 billion ($150 billion) takeover of the nation's leading 5G mobile communications developer by Singapore-based technology giant Broadcom , citing national security fears. CFIUS experts are uncertain whether the agency's authority extends to acquisitions involving two US based firms - though CFIUS has already asserted jurisdiction and ... [Full Article...]

Apple Music hits 38m subscribers

Apple Music hits 38m subscribers Cost of revenue - which mainly consists of royalty paid to music record labels and music publishers - rose 49 percent in 2016, but just 27 percent previous year, the company's documents showed. Founded in 2006 by Ek and Martin Lorentzon in the staid Stockholm suburb of Ragsved, the firm now has 71 million paying customers worldwide, twice that of closest rival Apple Music. [Full Article...]

No. 1 men's basketball beats North Carolina to win ACC Tournament Championship

No. 1 men's basketball beats North Carolina to win ACC Tournament Championship He tweeted the bet at North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, offering a six-pack of beer if UVA loses to UNC. Cincinnati's about a four-hour drive from Nashville. Virginia offered a litmus test for the Tar Heels to see where they compare with another national title contender. The Highlanders picked up three wins prior to the Big South Tournament, where they defeated Liberty on a Carlik Jones buzzer beat... [Full Article...]

Microsoft's Teams lights solitary candle, hipsters don't notice

Microsoft's Teams lights solitary candle, hipsters don't notice ConocoPhillips, General Motors, Macys, NASCAR, and Technicolor are among the 200,000 organizations using Teams today, said Lori Wright , Microsoft's GM of Teams and Skype for Business, in a No Jitter briefing. She did, however, call out one additional statistic, that being that Microsoft has more than 125 million users on Office 365 today - and since Teams is built on the backbone of Office 365, ... [Full Article...]

'Face Unlock' feature now in Honor 7X

Unlike its bigger sibling, the Honor 7X, the 7C has a dedicated slot for the latter which is always a welcome feature especially for the buyers it's targetting. Honor 7C is a budget android phone with pretty good specs. This skin comes with a variety of customisable options so you can easily makeover the home screen and can change the entire User Interface of the device. [Full Article...]

Philips Hue Outdoor Smart Lights Coming in July

Philips Hue Outdoor Smart Lights Coming in July These products mark an important change for the Internet of Things world. It made weeding the garden a lot more enjoyable. The products were to include a line of outdoor Hue lighting products that would be released in the summer. The luminaires attach to the side of your house, usually mounted near a door, and are meant to act as a replacement for the traditional motion-activated welcome/security ... [Full Article...]

Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day

Google Maps turned into Mario Kart for Mario Day The day in honour of Nintendo's mustachioed plumber-turned-racer was technically on March 10 - but it turns out that you will be able to Mario Kart all journeys for a whole week. There is also another easter egg in Google Maps - if you press the '?' button a 100 times, a chime similar to the 1UP mushroom will play like in the classic Mario games. [Full Article...]

Google could rebrand Android Wear to Wear OS

Google could rebrand Android Wear to Wear OS However it seems that Google could be looking to rebrand the platform, at least that's according to information found in the latest Google Play Services beta in which it has been suggested that Google could be rebranding Android Wear to "Wear OS" . [Full Article...]

Amazon Makes It Easier To Give Follow-Up Commands To Alexa

Amazon Makes It Easier To Give Follow-Up Commands To Alexa With Follow-up Mode, Alexa will listen for five seconds after she's done responding to you to see if you have anything else to ask. If you don't, she'll just go back to sleep automatically without saying anything else. Android and iOS have extra steps, forcing you to manually open the Alexa app before you can talk to the virtual assistant, but the basics are the same. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp changes its 'delete for everyone' feature

WhatsApp changes its 'delete for everyone' feature At the time of the launch, it was mentioned that users only had seven minutes to revoke the sent message. That's according to some code digging by WABetaInfo , based on the latest beta version of the app for iOS . Business Report earlier this month reported that there is a way to read messages on WhatsApp without the sender knowing. The report states that the chat app has decided on 24 hours... [Full Article...]

Huawei P20 Lite in Blue variant leaked in real life images

Huawei P20 Lite in Blue variant leaked in real life images Huawei Y9 (2018 ) has been launched, featuring an 18:9 aspect ratio display and four cameras. The back panel has a liquid-like glass finish and it houses a dual sensor (16MP + 2MP) along with fingerprint sensor at the center. Matched with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD card. The rear camera consists of 13 MP and 2 MP lenses and the front camera is housing... [Full Article...]

The Church of Scientology Is Launching its Own Television Network

The Church of Scientology Is Launching its Own Television Network The church made the announcement on its official Twitter account Sunday, saying that the Scientology Network will launch on Monday at 8 p.m. ET. The Church of Scientology has created a thematic TV channel in the US. The church has bought 30-second ads during the Super Bowl. Scientology has obviously been a very, very controversial church for some time, and it's struggling to separate its... [Full Article...]

Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting

Trump pulls back from big changes to gun laws after Florida shooting Trump's apparent reversal from proposing to raise the age young people can buy military assault-style weapons like the AR-15 that was used in the Parkland school shooting is a startling turnaround. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, later walked back both suggestions, saying "Universal means something different to a lot of people". [Full Article...]


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