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Instagram Rips Off Snapchat, Again - This Time with Face Filters Instagram Rips Off Snapchat, Again - This Time with Face Filters
- May 17, 2017

At TechCrunch Disrupt, the company's product head Kevin Weil explained why. In the Stories feature, users can add a hashtag sticker to add more content to a story. As simple as creating videos that play in reverse, the Rewind function adds a new way for users to get creative. Sound familiar? That's because it's a feature Snapchat is known for - and Instagram is, yet again, taking an idea from its rival. (more...)
McKayla Maroney sends viewers wild with sexy Instagram video McKayla Maroney sends viewers wild with sexy Instagram video
- May 17, 2017

These days, Maroney is an aspiring musician and when she's not trying to top the charts, she's dropping more fire on Instagram to her 1 million plus followers. "Makeup and a camera can really make you look like a different person", she said about not surgically enhancing her face. It also isn't the first time she has come under fire posting something controversial. (more...)
Moto's lineup of phones for 2017 is leaked, includes Moto G5s Moto's lineup of phones for 2017 is leaked, includes Moto G5s
- May 16, 2017

Due this year are the Moto X Play and Moto X Force. Although, the devices are named as Moto GS and Moto GS Plus in the purported leak image. As of this moment we do not have any details on the pricing or availability of the phone, but we do expect the Moto X 2017 and all its variants to release together in the month of September or later. (more...)
Apple iOS 11: 3 Features That Can Ruin Google Android
- May 16, 2017

The good news: there's a chance that Pangu will release the iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak after Apple releases the stable version of iOS 10.3.2, which is still in beta as of this writing. Apple Monday released the Apple Music documentary on former One Direction singer Harry Styles. Apple is expected to reveal macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and developments in Apple Pay and Apple Music during WWDC. (more...)
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk 'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
- May 13, 2017

According to NASA, during their planned 6.5-hour spacewalk, the astronauts will also install a protective shield on the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3, which was moved from the Tranquility to the Harmony module in March. The 57-year-old Whitson has also spent more days off the planet than any other woman (more than 500 days in total) and will be recognizable by the red stripes on her space suit. (more...)
Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat Russian Federation blocks China's social media app WeChat
- May 07, 2017

It is not clear how many Russia-based users the app has. Tencent says it's in contact with Russian authorities over its ban on the use of messaging apps connected to Wechat. The law prompted criticism from internet companies but entered into force in September 2015, with professional networking site LinkedIn blocked after it was found to have broken the law. (more...)
Brokers Issue New Targets On Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) Brokers Issue New Targets On Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)
- May 06, 2017

Buffett controls 32.7 percent of voting shares at Berkshire Hathaway, so the call for increased political transparency is unlikely to pass at this weekend's annual board meeting in Nebraska unless he has a change of heart. Many say it reinforces their views about investing and Berkshire, even if it remains unclear how much new they learn. That payment helped boost float, or the amount of insurance premiums collected before claims are paid and which helps fund Berkshire's growth, to about ... (more...)
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks corner of Canada, Alaska Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocks corner of Canada, Alaska
- May 03, 2017

The Elmvale students and staff are due to return home Sunday. It was still closed early this afternoon. "It was mostly just stuff that fell off the shelves so it was better than it could have been". "I rattled us around in the bed and it stopped the pendulum clock in the house but that was about it". Richard Graham, acting director of infrastructure and operations for the city of Whitehorse, said officials inspected major structures afterward. (more...)
Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages Google's new bet to win India's next billion users: speaking Indian languages
- April 25, 2017

He is a tech enthusiast with interests in new-age technology fields like Ai, Machine Learning, AR/VR, Outer Space and related stuff. "There are 400 million internet users in India and the number is expected to reach 600 million by 2020", Rajan Anandan, Vice President, India and SouthEast Asia, Google , told reporters here. (more...)
Panel moots UID numbers for cows Panel moots UID numbers for cows
- April 25, 2017

Other than this, special care for cattle that have crossed the milking age along with the idea of a scheme for distressed farmers have also been proposed. As per the report, almost one lakh technicians have been armed with 50,000 tablets. The yellow-colored tag is fixed in the center of the ear lobe. The ambitious project will be concluded by the end of this year and comes at a cost of Rs 148 crore. (more...)
Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station
- April 24, 2017

During the NAB Show Super Session, a live 4K stream will enable Nasa astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson on the ISS to talk to AWS Elemental CEO and Co-founder Sam Blackman, who will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Whitson arrived at the space station November 19, 2016, and is sharing her experiences in space on Twitter , Tumblr and Facebook . And with her eighth spacewalk on March 30 (seven hours-plus long), she set the record for most spacewalks conducted by a female astronaut, ... (more...)
Call of Duty WWII Has Been Confirmed, Reveal Coming April 26 Call of Duty WWII Has Been Confirmed, Reveal Coming April 26
- April 23, 2017

The leak also teases "exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community". Gamers have been asking for a historical Call of Duty game for years now. Once such wish is a robust ranking system in " Call of Duty: World War 2", similar to that of "Rainbow Six: Siege" and "Overwatch". A 2017 Call of Duty beta would allow Sledgehammer Games to test servers as well as work on weapon balancing and skill progression ahead of an official release. (more...)
Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched Ailing Mets put 1B Duda, INF Flores on DL; deGrom scratched
- April 23, 2017

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) is not in the lineup Friday against the Washington Nationals. Duda has a hyperextended left elbow and Flores has an infected right knee. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who was limited to pinch-hitting duties Thursday because of a right wrist contusion, could return to the lineup. The severity of the injury was originally unknown, but the Mets eventually announced that Cespedes was experiencing cramping in his left hamstring. (more...)
Trump says he'll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally
- April 23, 2017

As Politico notes , the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. "Look forward to it!" he tweeted on Saturday. Details were revealed on Trump's campaign website . is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" The Times wrote: "That evening of public abasement, rather than sending Mr. Trump away, accelerated his ferocious efforts to gain stature in the political world". (more...)
Cassini's dance on Saturn's rings before it aims for the planet Cassini's dance on Saturn's rings before it aims for the planet
- April 23, 2017

Between April and September 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission . Cassini will pass through the rings every week and will finally dive into Saturn on 15th September, 10:45 GMT. (more...)
Tesla Motors Recalls 53000 Vehicles Due To Faulty Parking Brakes Tesla Motors Recalls 53000 Vehicles Due To Faulty Parking Brakes
- April 22, 2017

Electric auto maker Tesla (TSLA) is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S and X vehicles after recently discovering "manufacturing issues" related to its electric parking brakes. Jonathan McNeill, president of global sales and service at Tesla Motors , told Maeil Business Newspaper in an interview on Wednesday that the company will install total 14 fast-charging stations, dubbed Supercharger, within this year, including five to six in Seoul and three on expressways for long-distance travelers. (more...)
Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo
- April 20, 2017

The S8 Galaxy versions were notoriously thinner and comes with more high resolution as compared to its predecessors and competitors, Buzzfeed observed. It's not, as you'd expect, a Galaxy S8 with Windows running on the handset. In the video, the user simply takes another smartphone with user's picture on it and takes it slowly moves it towards the Galaxy S8 to unlock the device. (more...)
Trump to Sign Executive Order Reviewing Highly Skilled H-1B Visa Program Trump to Sign Executive Order Reviewing Highly Skilled H-1B Visa Program
- April 20, 2017

At the headquarters of hand and power tool manufacturer Snap-on Inc., Trump signed an order that that asks the government to propose new rules and changes that will stop what he called abuses in a visa program used by US technology companies. (more...)
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
- April 20, 2017

Although it is 1.4 times the size of Earth, its mass is seven times greater, implying a dense world made of rock with an iron core. This red dwarf, however, probably had a much more active youth, during which it would have bathed the planet in harsher ultraviolet light, potentially stripping water from any existing atmosphere and contributing to a runaway greenhouse effect. (more...)
N. Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder N. Korea gears up to celebrate birthday of country's founder
- April 19, 2017

Third-generation dictator Kim Jong Un watched in delight from a podium. Amid rising regional tensions, Pyongyang residents have been preparing for North Korea's most important holiday: the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. (more...)