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Letters to the Editor, June 26, 2017: Muslims celebrate Ramadan's passing Letters to the Editor, June 26, 2017: Muslims celebrate Ramadan's passing
- June 25, 2017

Same was the scene in other markets of districts like Baramulla, Anantnag, Sopian and others where people were seen busy in buying essentials for Eid celebrations. It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan , as we mark its passing with our family and friends. (more...)
YouTube's new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create YouTube's new VR180 format makes virtual reality easy to create
- June 24, 2017

The access has now been opened for VR180, Google's new video format that will forge high-resolution VR videos with what's in front of you. Wojcicki said YouTube is also expanding a feature that lets users share videos from the YouTube app. (more...)
It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store It's curtains for Google Play predecessor Android Market app store
- June 23, 2017

This change will take effect without any notification for the users on Android 2.1 and earlier because of technical restrictions with the Android Market app. The company also pointed out that these older versions of Android are no longer supported by most app developers. What that exactly means is open to interpretation, but at least it looks like Google isn't completely abandoning it just yet. (more...)
Google honors filmmaker Oskar Fischinger with new Doodle Google honors filmmaker Oskar Fischinger with new Doodle
- June 23, 2017

Google has dedicated a musical google to mark the occasion. Today's Doodle aims to pay homage to him, while allowing users to compose their own visual music. His works were impeccable crafted stop-motion animations which were synchronized to music and he constantly fretted and worked over each of them for months and even years before completing a project. (more...)
Whole Foods CEO says brand's standards intact under Amazon
- June 22, 2017

A $48-a-share price tag would be more than reasonable for a fellow retailer that could eliminate overhead at Whole Foods , Short said, while adding that very few companies could outbid Amazon. "They're at the forefront of technology", he said of Amazon, noting, "I think we're gonna get a lot of those innovations in our stores". Amazon's Worldwide Consumer chief, Jeff Wilke, said at the town hall that Whole Foods' healthier options helped change how people think about food. (more...)
Far Cry 5 Team Still Waiting on Xbox One X Dev Kits
- June 20, 2017

Those who buy the consoles from Best Buy will get the controller as well as three months of Xbox Live Gold. However, when a senior Microsoft executive was asked about the Xbox One X by a Business Insider reporter, he was apparently told that Microsoft , even with the rather high price tag is not expected to make any money off the sales of the Xbox One X. (more...)
NASA Telescope Finds 10 More Planets That Could Have Life
- June 20, 2017

Understanding how frequent planets like our own will help NASA develop the next telescope that will directly image planets like Earth. This is the final catalog detailing exoplanet candidates and confirmations from Kepler's survey taken during the first four years observing part of the constellation Cygnus. (more...)
Pawn shop tip was key to capture of Lyle Jeffs Pawn shop tip was key to capture of Lyle Jeffs
- June 16, 2017

According to the FBI's wanted poster, Jeffs was on home confinement while awaiting trial over his alleged involvement in a food stamp fraud case when he escaped. Jeffs was scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Thursday in Sioux Falls and was expected to be returned to Utah in the coming days to face the pending food stamp fraud charges, said Jeffs' attorney, Kathryn Nester . (more...)
United States opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord
- June 14, 2017

Gian Luca Galletti, Italy's environment minister, told reporters that there is a huge gap between the six countries and the USA on their stance toward the agreement , and the situation is unlikely to change anytime soon. Canada's official summary of the phone call, issued on the day it occurred, states that the two leaders " agreed to continue working closely with like-minded partners to implement the historic Paris Agreement". (more...)
E3 2017: New footage and gameplay revealed for 'Days Gone'
- June 13, 2017

Deacon places an explosive charge on a nearby boarded wall and blows it, alerting a swarm of nearby zombies to the enemy's presence. We also see that players will not only have the hordes of zombies to fear but other humans as well. From what we have seen of Deacon already, we know he's more than capable of handling himself and getting out of tough situations. Basically, think The Walking Dead or The Last of Us , but with a lot more freedom. (more...)
Rumor: Google Pixel XL 2 (Muskie) has been canceled Rumor: Google Pixel XL 2 (Muskie) has been canceled
- June 13, 2017

HTC and Google better use a magic wand when releasing the Pixel 2, or at least take inspiration from the latest concept. For quite a while, we've been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year's Pixel phone lineup. (more...)
South Korea Is Interested In Co-Hosting The 2030 World Cup
- June 13, 2017

In recent months, tensions have been high over North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile development program and the Unites States' missile defence system being deployed in South Korea. The latest visit on Tuesday would be the fifth by Rodman to the secretive country. The proposal would be an incredible achievement if it were to come to fruition considering the two nations are still technically at war. (more...)
Alena Sharp tied for LPGA lead, despite calling penalty on herself Alena Sharp tied for LPGA lead, despite calling penalty on herself
- June 12, 2017

A year ago, she averaged 3.76 birdies per round and this year, it's 3.73. "I hit a lot of really great shots and the putts just didn't drop today", Henderson said. We nearly didn't see it. I was the orange frog, ” she said, pointing to an orange patch in her shirt. "Results are a little bit fleeting, but your own performance and your own improvements are the biggest things". (more...)
Honor 8 Pro to come to India soon Honor 8 Pro to come to India soon
- June 12, 2017

The dual camera setup is still here, and the Honor 9 is made out of metal and glass, just like its predecessor . Storage options are between 64GB and 128GB. In order to enhance the audio output, Huawei has opted for the AKM Hi-Fi audio chip. To augment the audio experience, Huawei has a dedicated new Histen audio processing technology. (more...)
IPhone users, get ready for Do Not Disturb - while driving
- June 11, 2017

However, there is this particular drag and drop feature showcased on the keynote on iPad, which will be coming to iPhone as well. Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the feature at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday. (more...)
Amazon Prime Video to come to Apple devices
- June 10, 2017

Ten years on from the launch of Apple's first iPhone, no announcements were made about the next release. It can play music from Apple Music, tell you the news, do unit conversions, send messages, schedule reminders, set timers, translate, check stocks, answer trivia questions, and tell you what the traffic is like. (more...)
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
- June 07, 2017

Yes, Amazon Prime Video will soon be accessible via the Apple TV , allowing Amazon Prime members to stream Amazon's lineup of original content such as The Man in the High Castle , Emmy-winning Transparent , and a lot more on their Apple-branded streaming box. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 06, 2017

Under the hood is a proprietary Apple A8 chip, the same processor powering the iPhone 6. HomePod, Apple Music, and Siri deliver the best music experience in the home that streams ad-free directly to HomePod. and it's remarkably Google-y. "Just like we did with portable music, we want to reinvent home music", Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the Worldwide Developers Conference , where HomePod was unveiled, becoming Apple's first new device since the release of the Apple Watch in 2015. (more...)
Ex-MMA fighter gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case Ex-MMA fighter gets 36 years to life in kidnap, beating case
- June 06, 2017

War Machine , also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver , was sentenced to life in prison Monday for kidnapping and sexual assault of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack . The jury acquitted him of three lesser counts - battery with intent to commit sexual assault, burglary with a weapon and sexually motivated coercion. (more...)
Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled
- June 06, 2017

Apple is betting that customers will not use voice commands without an experience similar to speaking with a human, and so it is limiting what Siri can do in order to make sure it works well. CEO Tim Cook kicked off Apple's annual conference for software programmers on Monday. The digital assistant will work with a much wider selection of apps starting with iOS 11 , due out later this year, and has a new male voice option and icon. (more...)

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