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Google rolls out voice search support for 8 Indian languages

Google rolls out voice search support for 8 Indian languages Voice Activated commands have been around for more than a decade, however, Google's Android is a much more powerful platform as opposed to individual OEM's developing their own solutions. Google says it worked with native language speakers in order to collect the speech samples. Machine learning models were trained to understand the various sounds and words, thus translating words from sound to te... [Full Article...]

Top 5 confusions about free 4G VoLTE feature phone sorted

Top 5 confusions about free 4G VoLTE feature phone sorted JioPhone , which will be available for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500, has become the most-awaited event in the telecom sector now. There is no requirement of paying the entire amount at the booking time. The handset will be delivered from September onwards for the customers. The company will provide free voice calls, unlimited data and Jio apps for Rs 153 per month with Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan pl... [Full Article...]

Google Finally Adds Support for Bluetooth In-Band Ringtones with Android 8.0

The implementation of the feature on Android is strictly opt-in only for now, which means that most users won't actually end up using the feature, though it may be on by default in the final version of Android O . In-band ringtone is a feature that allows your Bluetooth headset to ring with the same ringtone as your phone instead of that annoying beep you hear. [Full Article...]

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Has "Vastly Improved" Air Combat

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Has SW: BF II is the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2015's Star Wars Battlefront , a first-person shooter that puts gamers in the thick of battle, fighting on the side of the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. For this demo, teams will fight on the Fondor: Imperial Shipyard map. Tune in on August 21, 2017, at 9.30am PT / 12.30pm ET / 5.30pm United Kingdom for the new footage. [Full Article...]

Honda Jazz EU Spec Revealed with Snappy 1.5L i-VTEC

Honda Jazz EU Spec Revealed with Snappy 1.5L i-VTEC Local specifications and launch timing have yet to be confirmed, but hopefully Honda will offer its new "Dynamic" trim grade locally. To make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, changes aren't just limited to a visual upgrade - Honda has introduced a new higher-powered petrol engine option. [Full Article...]

Copper gold iPhone 8 to be called Blush Gold

Copper gold iPhone 8 to be called Blush Gold Apple is unlikely to keep rose gold alongside blush gold, and gold and silver may also be dropped in favour of a slimmed-down blush gold, black and white colour range. It's reportedly the internal name for the color of the phone, so it may be called something else when the phone is actually announced. Given the unverified nature of the rumor, the name should ideally be taken with a pinch of salt... [Full Article...]

'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes inks deal with Netflix

'Grey's Anatomy' creator Shonda Rhimes inks deal with Netflix She knows how to give good telly and people in the business really respect her. Netflix made a surprise, late-night announcement that the streaming giant has signed Shonda Rhimes to a multi-year deal with her production company, Shondaland. [Full Article...]

Google fixes voice Assistant issues on Android Wear platform

Google fixes voice Assistant issues on Android Wear platform A bug affecting smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 is preventing Google Assistant from fully working on the platform. A bug that completes recurring reminders automatically without any user input has been dragging on for months, and Google just admitted that a patch meant to fix the issue hasn't actually fixed the issue. [Full Article...]

Messaging Apps With Surveillance Malware Made It Onto Google Play Store

Messaging Apps With Surveillance Malware Made It Onto Google Play Store Apps that were discovered to be infected by SonicSpy were Soniac, Hulk Messenger and Troy Chat. The cyber security firm Lookout made the discovery last Thursday and posted the results via blog post, which identifies Soniac as one of the infected apps. [Full Article...]

Nokia 5 offline-only sales to begin on Independence Day

Nokia 5 offline-only sales to begin on Independence Day The Nokia 5 has been made available in four colour options - Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper - however at the start of sales, consumers will be able to buy Nokia 5 in Matte Black only. Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 powers the smartphone. Under the Nokia Care, the owners of Nokia smartphones can avail pickup and drop facilities in over 100 cities. [Full Article...]

Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app

Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app The app looks and feels nearly exactly like Facebook's Moments app, but has been renamed to disguise any hint of its affiliation with the Zuckerberg-founded company. Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has been in talks with the Chines politicians to make Facebook active in the country but didn't succeed. Last year, it was reported that the company had tried to create a censorship tool to reco... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin surges past $4000, sets more records

Bitcoin surges past $4000, sets more records The currency also got a boost from Goldman Sachs, which in a report released this week said it is harder for institutional investors to ignore cryptocurrencies like bitcoin . Rising worries about North Korea's nuclear threat have sent investors flocking to perceived safe-havens and alternative assets'. Analysts have noted increasing confidence in the digital currency in the aftermath of the Seg... [Full Article...]

Youth hit by pellets in Kakapora succumbs at SMHS

Youth hit by pellets in Kakapora succumbs at SMHS A youth was killed when CRPF personnel fired pellets on protesters in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday. 24-year-old Owais Ahmad Dar, son of Mohammad Shafi, resident of Kakapora sustained pellet injuries in his chest. Meanwhile, three soldiers were injured in Uri Sector of Baramulla when Pakistani troops targeted the posts of 20 Sikh regiment, along the Line of Control (LOC), at Baaz ... [Full Article...]

Scaramucci on Trump Charlottesville statement: The president "needed to be much harsher"

Earlier in the day Scaramucci told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "I think people are probably reluctant to tell him the truth". The perception was that John Kelly would restore some much needed normalcy in the White House. "The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred and of course that includes white Supremacis... [Full Article...]

Home based Eagles lose to Benin in CHAN Qualifier

Home based Eagles lose to Benin in CHAN Qualifier Nigeria seized the initiative in the second half but they also failed to bury the chances they created. As the Eagles continued to see more of the ball, Ibrahim Alhassan, in the 75th minute, waltzed his way into the box but tripped at the crucial moment. [Full Article...]

Morrinsville gunman still on the loose

Morrinsville gunman still on the loose It was not clear if the gunman was injured or whether he was still armed. "We believe the weapon that was used was a military style semi-automatic firearm", Mr Bird said. "We've put all our focus, at this stage, to apprehending the gunman". It's an attack of an intensity on a police officer that I have not come across in 40 years of my service. [Full Article...]

Asian Stocks Fall Amid Escalating US, North Korea Tension

Japanese markets were closed for a holiday but the tense mood dragged Asian shares lower and an MSCI index of stocks across the globe was on track to post its largest weekly drop since the week before Donald Trump won the USA presidential election in November. [Full Article...]

Charlottesville: White supremacist groups clash with anti-far-right protesters, in pictures

Charlottesville: White supremacist groups clash with anti-far-right protesters, in pictures Her death was announced in a tweet by Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer who wrote: "I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here". "Sometimes, there are people trying to sound self-righteous when really, the president made it extremely clear - all of us condemn this horrifying tragedy", Franks said . [Full Article...]

Two killed in police helicopter crash near Virginia white nationalist rally

Two killed in police helicopter crash near Virginia white nationalist rally National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said the cause of the crash had not been determined. An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately after the incident, which occurred about two hours after violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters. [Full Article...]

What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity

What the Google Controversy Misses: The Business Case for Diversity The attorney went on and publicly stated that he interviewed over half of the women who are being affected by Google's wage disparities and said that their allegations will be recognized in court. Google said he had crossed the line "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes " and many employees were upset about the views outlined in the memo. [Full Article...]


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