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The Justice Department has reportedly opened an insider trading investigation at Equifax The Justice Department has reportedly opened an insider trading investigation at Equifax
- September 20, 2017

In both incidents, the company hired the cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate. The officials reportedly being looked into are John Gamble, Equifax's president of US information solutions, Joseph Loughran, and Rodolfo Ploder, the company's president of workforce solutions, according to two people familiar with the investigation. (more...)
Google's UPI-based Tez payments app rolls out in India Google's UPI-based Tez payments app rolls out in India
- September 19, 2017

Google Tez has a Cash mode option that lets users transmit audio to identify the person nearby them and pay or receive money to that person. Tez works with all major Indian banks and the vast majority of smartphones - so you can pay or get paid by nearly anyone. (more...)
Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Pro with Windows 10 and 15.6-Inch display Xiaomi launches Mi Notebook Pro with Windows 10 and 15.6-Inch display
- September 12, 2017

The same graphics chip also reveals that the Mi Notebook Pro can output an image to up to three display simultaneously, in addition to being compatible with Intel's proprietary InTru 3D technology. With 15.9 mm thickness, the Mi Notebook Pro weighs 1.95 KG. - 2-antenna AC Wi-Fi, so the Wi-Fi performance should be good. The speakers sport Harman Infinity tag. (more...)
IPhone 8 production glitches could mean delays when orders start IPhone 8 production glitches could mean delays when orders start
- September 08, 2017

The report notes that German carriers are now gearing up for a September 15 pre-order date and a September 22 release date. 3D-sensing - The iPhone 8 is said to have 3D sensing to be used for facial recognition and better front-facing camera quality. (more...)
Destiny 2's Tribute To Veteran Players Is Just Lovely Destiny 2's Tribute To Veteran Players Is Just Lovely
- September 07, 2017

Clan support is a new feature for Destiny 2 , making it easier than ever for players to organise fireteams for the game's PVE (player-versus-everything) cooperative modes, including strikes and raids. One of the key factors we looked at when coming to PC is that we don't want anybody looking at the game as a console port", Bungie's Luke Smith said in a recent interview with PC Gamer . (more...)
Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way Scientists detect a potential Intermediate-mass black hole in the Milky Way
- September 05, 2017

If the discovery is confirmed, it could indicate that our galaxy has grown by cannibalizing its smaller neighbors. Kevin Schawinski, an astronomer from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, stated that, "It's a very careful paper and they have gorgeous data". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera
- September 04, 2017

The setup is a combination of a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel sensor working in harmony. The selfie camera is 16MP with f/1.9 wide aperture and LED and Screen Flash. The first sale will take place on September 18. Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus pre-bookings are out in Thailand and customers can book Galaxy J7 Plus now. (more...)
Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature
- August 29, 2017

For those who are yet to try Sarahah we recommend declining the app the permission to access your contact data. Sarahah portays itself as an app to let users "receive honest feedback" from friends and employees but the app is collects more than just feedback messages. (more...)
Xiaomi teases global launch of a new Mi phone on Sept 5 Xiaomi teases global launch of a new Mi phone on Sept 5
- August 29, 2017

Xiaomi is all set to bring its dual camera smartphone to India on 5 September. Now the company has started sending invites for the launch event scheduled on September 5th. The said phone is said to be a revamped Mi 5X running stock or vanilla Android . While Jain didn't share more details about the device, most likely it is going to the Mi 5X. (more...)
Contaminated eggs supplied to Irish food businesses, says FSAI Contaminated eggs supplied to Irish food businesses, says FSAI
- August 12, 2017

They have reportedly pinned the source of the insecticide to a supplier of cleaning products in the Netherlands . A statement from the FSA said: "Investigations into the Fipronil incident in Europe continue". It is thought that fipronil was added to disinfectant used on some chicken farms. Testing of eggs on farms is under way across the United Kingdom and results to date for England and Wales show no exposure to Fipronil . (more...)
Dow ends at ninth straight record, S&P 500 also hits all-time high Dow ends at ninth straight record, S&P 500 also hits all-time high
- August 09, 2017

But much better data on U.S. job openings from a survey called JOLTS shocked the market, leading equities on both sides of the Atlantic to push into positive territory. Goldman Sachs was up 0.77 percent and JPMorgan 0.61 percent. The S&P hasn't had a move of more than 0.5 percent since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year. (more...)
AMD unveils Vega gaming GPU lineup AMD unveils Vega gaming GPU lineup
- August 02, 2017

As far as the Radeon RX Vega 56 is concerned, the $399 price tag earns you 56 compute units, 3584 stream processors, the same amount of RAM as the Radeon RX Vega 64 pair but with a lower bandwidth of 410GBps. Following moths of speculations and anticipation, AMD has finally unveiled the Vega gaming GPU family of Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 . (more...)
LG V30 Rumored To Be Great For Low-Light Photography LG V30 Rumored To Be Great For Low-Light Photography
- August 02, 2017

But we can expect the phone will launch by the end of this year or may be earlier. As expected , the LG V30 will be officially unveiled at LG's August 31 press conference for IFA 2017 , which will be held in Berlin from September 1 to September 6. (more...)
Microsoft wants you to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months Microsoft wants you to upgrade to a new Surface every 18 months
- August 01, 2017

The Surface Plus and Surface for Plus for Business are available for United States customers and businesses online and in-store. Microsoft just announced a new financing option for Surface Laptops, Surface Pro 2017s, Surface Books and Surface Studios . (more...)
Resigned Mayawati seeks comeback by regaining dalit vote bank Resigned Mayawati seeks comeback by regaining dalit vote bank
- July 19, 2017

She has been in national politics since a bit of time now. "She is trying to find a niche for herself for 2019 (general elections )", said Dr Aftab Alam, associate professor of political science of Aligarh Muslim University. "Instead of pacifying the members of the ruling party, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha asked me to curtail my speech, citing it was exceeding the time limit of three minutes", Mayawati said in her letter. (more...)
Is Square Enix game coming to Nintendo Switch?
- July 17, 2017

After successfully defeating their foes, the trio is greeted by none other than Woody, Buzz and the gang from the Toy Story franchise. With the voice acting in this trailer done in Japanese, it isn't clear if original film voice actors Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, John Rotzenberger and Wallace Shawn will reprise their characters in Kingdom Hearts III . (more...)
White House attacks CBO health care inaccuracy, misspells 'inaccurately' White House attacks CBO health care inaccuracy, misspells 'inaccurately'
- July 14, 2017

Under the Trump budget, the federal deficit would total $720 billion by 2027, compared with a $16 billion surplus estimated by the White House, the CBO said in an analysis of the president's budget released Thursday. The White House blueprint would cut $2 trillion in mandatory spending, including $1.9 trillion on health care. It wasn't. FactCheck.org concluded that despite overestimating the number of people who who get subsidized insurance through ACA exchanges and underestimating the ... (more...)
PS4 Pro Destiny 2 Limited Edition Bundle Revealed PS4 Pro Destiny 2 Limited Edition Bundle Revealed
- July 11, 2017

The difference with this bundle is that it's a PS4 Pro - the enhanced version of the console that packs in stronger processor and graphics rendering capabilities, along with an additional USB port and factory-standard 1TB hard drive. Not to mention new weapons, armor and gear unlocked. Some things in this world don't serve much of a objective, and Sony's Destiny 2 "Limited Edition" PS4 Pro is one of them. (more...)
BBY Stock Crashes - Here's Why Best Buy is Toast BBY Stock Crashes - Here's Why Best Buy is Toast
- July 11, 2017

Wonder who Amazon is going after...? Best Buy has mostly escaped the pressure of the Amazon effect, but was hit Monday by a Recode report that Amazon has been hiring a team of people to offer in-home product installations, competing with Best Buy's "Geek Squad". (more...)
Nintendo Details 'Splatoon 2' Game Modes, Companion App, Demo Nintendo Details 'Splatoon 2' Game Modes, Companion App, Demo
- July 08, 2017

On Saturday, July 15 from 3-7pm PT / 6-9pm ET (or, in the United Kingdom, a separate event from 6pm on the same day), players will pick whether cake or ice cream is better, then fight and die to prove their point. You'll need to download the free demo of the game in advance, but you'll be able to play on the 15th July 2017, nearly a week before it's out on the full launch on the 21st. (more...)
WhatsApp's new features aimed to improve user experience WhatsApp's new features aimed to improve user experience
- July 04, 2017

This feature allowed users of the app to apply or rather change the font of text before sharing with friends. Last year, WhatsApp introduced new strong, italic and strikethrough textual styles alongside fixedsys monospace text style too. A report by Express UK suggests that the Facebook-owned WhatsApp is planning to add new features. You've probably heard of this feature, but this one is way different from what you already know about Night Mode . (more...)
Ducey declares state of emergency, directs funds toward Goodwin Fire Ducey declares state of emergency, directs funds toward Goodwin Fire
- June 30, 2017

The Mayer Justice Court was closed on Wednesday, due to the mandatory evacuation caused by the Goodwin Fire , Yavapai County Deputy Court Administrator Shelly Bacon said . The fire was ignited by a weed-burning torch. As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, Utah interagency fire managers would like to remind the public of increased wildfire danger across the state. (more...)
The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled
- June 30, 2017

Hopefully this time Nintendo will be making enough to keep up with demand, instead of what happened with the NES Classic . The Super NES Classic edition comes with 21 built-in games and two controllers. Among these include Donkey Kong Country , The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past , Earthbound , and Star Fox . You'll actually have to unlock Star Fox 2 as a bonus game by finishing the first level of the original Star Fox . (more...)
Sonoma victory is special for Kevin Harvick Sonoma victory is special for Kevin Harvick
- June 30, 2017

His vast experience on road circuits led one to believe it was the vehicle and not him that was the problem. "I can say this now, but I had mixed emotions about how the year was going to go just because of the fact that we had a lot on our plate to switch over", Harvick said. (more...)
Minecraft Cross Play and 4K Update
- June 15, 2017

Merriam added that more players can adventure together on the Server experiences. Instead of having to dig up an IP address, Microsoft will let server owners expose their communities directly in Minecraft itself, allowing players to apply to join at the touch of a button. (more...)
'Hidden Agenda' is the next social game from the 'Until Dawn' crew 'Hidden Agenda' is the next social game from the 'Until Dawn' crew
- June 14, 2017

With PlayLink , you can connect Android tablets and phones by using the companion PlayLink app, and playing PlayLink specific games downloaded onto your PS4 console. Also happening will be secrets sent to each players phone that gives them an agenda, other players then need to figure out what it is these players have up their sleeve. (more...)
Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store Apple reportedly bans Pepe the Frog game from App Store
- June 13, 2017

The new app review guidelines stipulate that developers may no longer create their own pop-ups to ask for a rating. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has new App Store policy updates that move any voluntary in-app tipping to the category of formal in-app purchase and Apple can take its 30% cut. (more...)
Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer' Apple confirms release of HomePod - the 'smartest speaker on offer'
- June 11, 2017

Of course, you can use the HomePod to access Siri with voice commands. The HomePod will offer strong audio with an array of seven tweeters, each with its own amplifier, and an upward-facing woofer. And Apple's biggest consumer hits - such as the iPhone or the iPod - haven't historically been the first in their category. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180; Google's Home speaker goes for $130. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
- June 10, 2017

Little progress has been made since then, with technology executives and their companies taking a stand against the Trump administration's policies, including the "travel ban" on people traveling from nations with large Muslim populations. He gave a short account of how he finally found his goal in life after coming to work for Apple and then-CEO Steve Jobs, whose 2005 speech at Stanford University in which he urged graduates to "stay hungry, stay foolish" is still referenced today. (more...)
Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming
- June 09, 2017

Yahoo anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017. The layoffs, which affect roughly. Mayer is not expected to remain at Yahoo after the sale is completed. TechCrunch reports that 14,000 employees now work at AOL and Yahoo . According to TechCrunch, Verizon will downsize staff at AOL and Yahoo by about 15 percent once the merger is finalized. (more...)
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
- June 07, 2017

New features like Files app, Dock, a new way of multitasking using Split View, and the addition of Drag and Drop. Apple has announced it is is launching a smart home speaker and electronic assistant called HomePod , created to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home devices. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 06, 2017

It is also created to work with Apple Music subscriptions, able to access your music library and make recommendations based on song history. When you say "Hey Siri", it starts listening for your command or question. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter. Once you've said that command, it sends an anonymous Siri ID and encrypted communications to and from Apple's servers. (more...)
16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver
- June 03, 2017

She only spoke up once, to confirm her name. Family members could be heard sobbing at times as prosecutors read out a two-page description of the murder. Nelson pulled the auto over and escaped into a nearby building, where he started pushing buzzers and shouted that he was "going to die". "For him. Because somehow I had to let him know I know what happened to him and that I was so sorry I couldn't be there to help him", she said . (more...)
Siri Speaker To Be Unveiled At WWDC, Apple Already Manufacturing Device Overseas
- June 01, 2017

That product was created to more closely resemble a Sonos-like Wifi-connected device without a smart assistant, and was killed by Apple following the acquisition. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated during the past few earnings calls that he expects Apple's services business to reach the size of a Fortune 100 company within the next few years, offsetting flagging hardware sales. (more...)
Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims
- May 30, 2017

The suspected bomber grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Greater Manchester Police hopes to resume normal intelligence relationships - a two-way flow of information - soon but is now "furious", the BBC understands. (more...)

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