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Electronics Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to speak at May graduation
Author: 0 Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg to speak at May graduation

Twelve years ago, Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to concentrate on developing his online social network platform which is now worth almost 400 billion dollars and is one of the largest companies in the world. The university released a short video featuring the pair in which Zuckerberg asks Gates for advice on what to say in his address. Good luck on your speech.

Electronics WaPo Staffer Charged with Impersonating ICE Agent
Author: 0 WaPo Staffer Charged with Impersonating ICE Agent

Itai Ozderman , 35, who now lives in Maryland, is accused of dressing as an ICE agent, complete with bulletproof vest with the ICE logo, in Falls Church, Virginia, on multiple occasions. The document alleges Ozderman convinced his girlfriend, Jannie Clipp, a Falls Church detective, that he was "a Baltimore County Police Officer working on an ICE Task Force".

Author: 0 Google to add new gestures and improved messaging features in Android O

With Copy Less, you would simple locate the address, head back into your messaging app, then a suggestion from inside your keyboard with the address would be ready for you to import. Finger gestures will also apparently be a thing on the next version of Android. For example, if you are on your home screen and want to open the camera, simply draw a "C" on the screen and the camera will open.

Electronics Galaxy Note 8 Rumors: Samsung plans to go BIG
Author: 0 Galaxy Note 8 Rumors: Samsung plans to go BIG

Until then, Samsung is trying to get rid of as many Galaxy S7 edge units as possible until the new flagship gets announced. According to the picture posted by Blass, the Galaxy S8+ device will reportedly carry a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED "full rectangle" display, or 6.1-inch when factoring in the rounded corners.

Electronics Google Announces New Chromebook By HP With 360 Degree Hinge
Author: 0 Google Announces New Chromebook By HP With 360 Degree Hinge

Meanwhile, school shipments of iPads and Mac laptops fell to 19 percent, from about 25 percent, over the same period, while Microsoft Windows laptops and tablets stayed relatively stable at about 22 percent. "Microsoft has made huge strides in developing its education ecosystem offering in the past year, with major announcements on both the devices and platform side".

Author: 0 Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

From complete failure of hardware resulting in blue screen of death to issues with Joy-Con connectivity, this has not been one of the better hardware launches for Nintendo . You do have a point, but Nintendo is back with an A-game product, thanks to the Switch; think Game Boy-era level of coolness. Zelda: Breath of the Wild also entered the United Kingdom charts in at number two - just below PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn .

Author: 0 Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Encounters a Ridiculous Bug

On the Wii U, we've spent about six or seven hours around the Great Plateau and Necluda in the early parts of the game, and the frame rate is downright bad at times. Paul Tussi, a specialized video game reviewer, explains that as days pass by, the ratings of the game could be affected. Really the goal with the Nintendo Switch is to reach as broad an audience as possible.

Electronics Nintendo Switch - 10 Tips & Tricks You Probably Didn't Know
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch - 10 Tips & Tricks You Probably Didn't Know

Nintendo Switch is winning gamers' hearts right and left since its release Friday last week. The Nintendo Switch has officially taken the crown for the fastest selling games console in the Japanese developer's history, in accordance to the sales figures for North and South America.

Electronics Fitbit's Alta HR is a Stylish Wearable with Heart-Rate Tracking
Author: 0 Fitbit's Alta HR is a Stylish Wearable with Heart-Rate Tracking

The technology makes us of heart rate variability. How much will the Fitbit Alta HR cost in the UK? Anyone after a simple, slimline and affordable fitness tracker will most likely get along with the Fitbit Flex 2. The second tool, Sleep Insights , will roll out to all Fitbit trackers that are able to track sleep. All three Fitbit trackers in this round-up boast motion tracking, automatically recording your activities and detecting when you're running, performing aerobic workouts and ...

Author: 0 Google Reportedly Working On Enhancing Smart Features On Next Version Of Android

For example, those copy brackets can be a pain to use when you're trying to select a very particular piece of text, but the Copy Less feature could save users from that headache. As mentioned, at the moment there are no firm details on these new features, when they will be available, or even if, they will ever be available - let alone in the next version of Android.

Electronics Faster RS 5 Coupe speeds in at Geneva
Author: 0 Faster RS 5 Coupe speeds in at Geneva

Two additional styling packages in either high gloss black or matt aluminium are also available. Whichever is picked, there's a wider, flatter version of Audi's signature Singleframe grille than on the normal A5, while new lateral air intakes and outlets flank the headlamps.

Electronics Mercedes AMG GT Concept features
Author: 0 Mercedes AMG GT Concept features

The Mercedes-AMG GT concept is expected to evolve into a four-door production model that will be launched in 2019. There's no word on power output yet, but we expect north of 600bhp - as AMG says the 0-62mph time is less than three seconds.

Author: 0 Sprint wins damages from Time Warner over VoIP patents

Sprint's lawsuit against Cable ONE was dismissed by the courts late a year ago. Sprint has an ongoing case against Cox Communications which has been overturned at least twice and yet another case against Cable One which is now in limbo under a court-ordered "stay".

Electronics GM May Book $4.5 Billion Writedown on Opel Sale to PSA Peugeot
Author: 0 GM May Book $4.5 Billion Writedown on Opel Sale to PSA Peugeot

The deal would reinstate PSA as Europe's second-biggest carmaker after Volkswagen , pushing it past Renault following a steady decline in market share in recent years. THE PSA Group takeover of part of General Motors means the French vehicle giant is now second in the European rankings. For PSA, the Opel deal caps a stellar two-year recovery under cost-cutting CEO Carlos Tavares, who said, on February 23, he would apply the same methods to Opel if the deal went through.

Electronics No Man's Sky Update Adds A New Vehicle This Week
Author: 0 No Man's Sky Update Adds A New Vehicle This Week

Hello Games says to expect more detailed patch notes once the update officially goes live. The main thrust of this is a new vehicle that will help in exploring home planets. Players now have a choice between the normal No Man's Sky experience, a Creative mode with no restrictions and a Survival mode that adds additional challenges.

Electronics Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone
Author: 0 Reliance Jio vs Airtel vs Vodafone

According to the data collected by TRAI's speed testing service, Jio leads the market with the maximum average download speed of 16.3Mbps, followed by Vodafone, Idea, and Airtel at 9.2Mbps, 7.3Mbps, and 5.8Mbps respectively. Reliance Jio's entry in the telecom sector has unleashed an unprecedented tariff war much to the delight of the consumers. For Jio this was a return to the form after a dismal January when its speed had plummeted to 8.4 mbps.

Electronics Bentley boss lifts the lid on new electric sports auto
Author: 0 Bentley boss lifts the lid on new electric sports auto

Inside the EXP 12 Speed 6e you'll find features such as the center console being hewn from a solid piece of elegant curved glass, encompassing a high-definition OLED screen - from which users can access all that car's main onboard controls such as navigation, entertainment and climate control.

Author: 0 Daimler to recall one million Mercedes worldwide, following 51 reported fires

Daimler , who own Mercedes-Benz, have said that the issue affects certain A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class and CLA cars and GLA and GLC SUVs. Of the million vehicles to be recalled, 307,629 remain in the United States, which is 40,000 units less compared to Mercedes-Benz reported to USA regulators.

Electronics Apps in Google Play are malware infected, says cybersecurity firm
Author: 0 Apps in Google Play are malware infected, says cybersecurity firm

To commemorate this moment, the search giant published a list of most popular apps and games on its Play Store. Unit 42 detected 132 apps that contained the IFrames, many of them popular. Most of the apps are said to originate from Indonesia, since the country's name was attached to the names of the apps. Unit 42 says this is not the work of the developers at all, in fact they are very unlikely to be the cause.

Electronics New York Will Launch $2000 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Author: 0 New York Will Launch $2000 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

However, if it goes according to plan it could be vital. According to Engadget , New York will be giving a $2,000 rebate for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales. Almost a year after the state legislature approved it, NY is on the verge of rolling out its first-ever tax rebate for electric vehicles. As some explanation here, for those unfamiliar with the terminology, the rebates come right off the purchase price of the auto when buying it (almost all of the time anyway), while ...

Electronics PlayStation Vue Adds Multi-Channel Viewing Just In Time For March Madness
Author: 0 PlayStation Vue Adds Multi-Channel Viewing Just In Time For March Madness

Users can watch up to three live channels simultaneously on the same screen. Additionally, this service can be availed on a wide range of devices like PS3 and PS4, as well as Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Roku streaming devices. The feature is available in high-end pay-TV DVRs like Dish Network's Hopper (which calls it "Sports Bar Mode"), but it isn't something that has been available in virtual MVPD services yet.

Electronics Outlook, Xbox Live and other Microsoft services hit with sign-in issues
Author: 0 Outlook, Xbox Live and other Microsoft services hit with sign-in issues

DownDetector is showing an increasingly unusual number of reports around the Office 365 ecosystem from around midday United Kingdom time rising to a peak around 2pm. I was freaking out! Microsoft has been approached for comment. On Twitter, the hashtag #hotmail was trending in the early afternoon in Britain as users complained of being locked out.

Electronics Release Of Visual Studio 2017 Announced
Author: 0 Release Of Visual Studio 2017 Announced

Historically Visual Studio is created to work with its own set of solution and project files. "The strategy could help Microsoft developer offerings gain mindshare for use on platforms where they haven't previously been applicable (for example, on Linux servers or popular mobile devices)".

Electronics Ruf CTR First Look: Ruf Topper
Author: 0 Ruf CTR First Look: Ruf Topper

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and the auto only weighs 2640 lbs. Top speed will be in excess of 223 miles per hour (360 km/h). We don't have any pictures of it yet, but it will "take inspiration" from Ruf's own 911-based 1987 CTR Yellowbird (pictured below), which even 20 years ago could hit 210mph.

Electronics Numerous fires burn in Oklahoma, some evacuations ordered
Author: 0 Numerous fires burn in Oklahoma, some evacuations ordered

Aircraft and personnel on the fire in Payne County. The prison at Fort Supply was not included in the evacuation warning but the department of corrections said they are monitoring the situation. A fire that started south of Selman followed the same scenario only was easily the largest and iost out of control, with winds whipping it into a 15 mile long monster and then turning it south toward Boiling Springs, northeast of Woodward.

Electronics Range Rover Velar Detailed in New Documentary Video
Author: 0 Range Rover Velar Detailed in New Documentary Video

The drone can be operated from inside the vehicle and is magnetically locked in place. It is hoped the drone will help reduce emergency response times during natural disasters like avalanches. It will be built exclusively in the United Kingdom using Jaguar Land Rover's leading lightweight aluminium intensive architecture and powered by the latest ultra-clean UK-built Ingenium petrol and diesel engines.

Electronics Tata Motors unveils connected auto TAMO Futuro
Author: 0 Tata Motors unveils connected auto TAMO Futuro

TAMO will provide a digital eco-system, which will be leveraged by Tata Motors to support the mainstream business in the future. Keeping the Racemo connected to the tarmac is an all-round independent double wishbone suspension with tyres differing in size at the front and rear.

Electronics Google's smarter, AI-powered translation system expands to more languages
Author: 0 Google's smarter, AI-powered translation system expands to more languages

What makes the difference is that the system doesn't translate each part of a sentence piece by piece, but looks at the sentence as a whole. "Over the next couple of weeks, these improvements are coming to Google Translate in many more languages, starting right now with Hindi, Russian and Vietnamese", Barak Turovsky, who is responsible for product management for Google Translate, said in a release.

Electronics Land Rover's bespoke Discovery comes with a drone to help emergency services
Author: 0 Land Rover's bespoke Discovery comes with a drone to help emergency services

When airborne, the drone can feed live footage from its camera to emergency response teams, effectively making traditional maps redundant. Forming the latest project in a 63-year global relationship between Land Rover and the Red Cross , the " Project Hero " version is meant to help the charity save lives by speeding up response times to disasters.

Electronics You Can Now Pay For Goods With Your iPhone
Author: 0 You Can Now Pay For Goods With Your iPhone

However, you can still avail of the service if you don't have an account with either of those by using Boon pre-pay cards to fund your purchases. Launch partners using the system include supermarkets such as Supervalu, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi, Centra and Marks and Spencers.

Electronics The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Is a 640 HP Track Monster
Author: 0 The Lamborghini Huracan Performante Is a 640 HP Track Monster

Or, as Lamborghini's Chairman and CEO Stefano Domenicali puts it: "The Huracán Performante is the convergence of technological developments to produce a vehicle delivering flawless performance". Inspired by the Huracan Super Trofeo race vehicle, the new Huracan Performante is said to be designed for those customers who crave the ultimate performance.

Author: 0 Horizon: Zero Dawn Beats Zelda In UK Game Sales

On the Switch, playing in portable mode will improve performance . Breath of the Wild is being showered with praise as much for the subtle, practically inconsequential details as it is for the huge (and it is huge!) open world setting. "Bandwidth is shared between CPU and GPU, so the higher resolution in the home console mode may be sapping memory bandwidth away from the main processor cores, making us more prone to slowdown when the CPU is under load".

Electronics GameStop praises strong Nintendo Switch launch, promises more stock soon
Author: 0 GameStop praises strong Nintendo Switch launch, promises more stock soon

It turns out that the Switch Joy-Con controllers will, too. First, Nintendo has confirmed that there's no way to transfer Switch saved games to any other device or microSD card. The most worrying reports are coming out of the where users are reporting that they're finding the dock is scratching the console's screen with repeated use.

Electronics Netflix partners with Airtel, Videocon and Vodafone
Author: 0 Netflix partners with Airtel, Videocon and Vodafone

In the West, the consumption of Netflix is quite high as compared to other countries where it is just limited to mobile devices and tablets via Internet. Netflix India started with a slim catalogue of shows but has added both TV series and films both from Bollywood and Hollywood and foreign language films.

Electronics Phil Spencer compares Xbox Game Pass to Netflix
Author: 0 Phil Spencer compares Xbox Game Pass to Netflix

Spencer made an appearance on the most recent episode of Major Nelson's podcast, in which he spoke about the service being in the pipe line for "quite a while". Plus, we talk about the Xbox Game Pass , Microsoft's new game subscription service that will launch this spring. Xbox Game Pass is based upon the business model where a parent walks into a store buys a console, and for a fairly minimal price is able to get access to a hundred games.

Electronics Watch Apis Cor 3d-print an Entire House in Just One Day
Author: 0 Watch Apis Cor 3d-print an Entire House in Just One Day

The "construction" process only took about 24 hours and came in around $10,000. However, Apis Cor's project was built on-site with just one portable printer. The company's mission is to help financially disadvantaged people around the world improve their living conditions by offering quick and affordable constriction methods at a high-quality standard.

Electronics Amazon Web Services Was Taken Down by a Simple Typo
Author: 0 Amazon Web Services Was Taken Down by a Simple Typo

Amazon Web Services published their post-mortem and the issue was human error and fully correctable. Amazon Web Services is the on-demand computing platform. From failure to complete recovery, the outage lasted slightly more than four hours, although other AWS services that had accumulated a backlog of work during the disruption took longer to recover.

Author: 0 Meet Sedric, Volkswagen's Vision for Self-Driving Cars

The Volkswagen Sedric Concept might just be the most important concept at the Geneva Motor Show - this seems like a logical conclusion when the autonomous contraption is here to provide a glimpse into the future of the VW Group. The company plans to introduce more than 30 all-electric vehicles over the next 10 years, with a goal of selling two to three million of these EVs in 2025.

Electronics Aston Martin confirms Valkyrie name for AM-RB 001 hypercar
Author: 0 Aston Martin confirms Valkyrie name for AM-RB 001 hypercar

They need to inspire and excite. "The Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special vehicle that demands an equally remarkable name; an uncompromising auto that leaves nothing in reserve", said AM chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. "Some of those names we're working with are long-standing suppliers of Aston Martin , but there are some new names in there, too". The hybrid battery inside the vehicle has been built by Rimac Automobili.

Electronics Google celebrates 37th anniversary of Komodo National Park with new Doodle
Author: 0 Google celebrates 37th anniversary of Komodo National Park with new Doodle

The Komodo National Park consist of three main islands, which are the Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island, while also including a number of small islands. The savage reptiles can kill their prey by poisoning their blood with their bacteria infested saliva Are Komodo dragons endangered? It was formed in March of 1980, and is home to more than 5,000 komodo dragons.

Electronics Death Ride Up for Sale ... Move Over 'Pac!
Author: 0 Death Ride Up for Sale ... Move Over 'Pac!

In a letter to Moments in Time the sellers write, "We have kept the auto now for 20 years and finally decided it was time to sell it.I have requested the LAPD return the original bullet-riddled door upon closure of the case". Though now the only evidence of the infamous shooting in the SUV is a bullet hole in a seatbelt , the sale also includes the original, bullet-riddled doors which were removed as part of the police investigation.

Electronics Sushma Swaraj Reacts to Attacks on Indians in the US
Author: 0 Sushma Swaraj Reacts to Attacks on Indians in the US

The Seattle Times newspaper reported that the partially-masked gunman, after exchanging words with the victim, said " Go back to your own country " before pulling the trigger, shooting him in the arm. The Indian-origin businessman, originally hailing from Vadodara was popular amongst his community for his kind nature, according to the Indian Express .

Electronics Google Chromebook Pixel Laptops Are Dead, Confirms Rick Osterloh
Author: 0 Google Chromebook Pixel Laptops Are Dead, Confirms Rick Osterloh

This phone is expected to release alongside the Pixel 2 or shortly after its launch. He also hinted at a fall announcement for the Pixel 2 by saying " There is an annual rhythm in the industry. Google devices will receive the latter patch, while devices from other manufactures will also feature OEM-specific fixes. Google really wants the Pixel brand to be known for its smartphones for now.

Electronics 'Dawn Of War III' Arrives April 27
Author: 0 'Dawn Of War III' Arrives April 27

Pricing for the Dawn of War III Limited and Collector's editions was not announced. You can pre-order the Standard Edition of Dawn of War III from various retailers for $60. That includes exclusive skins of the three Super Walker Elites: Solaria's "Dark Queen", Taldeer's "Ghost Seer", and the Morkanauts "Big Kustom". There's also the $130 Collector's Edition for die-hard fans.