Electronics

Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Twitter to permanently double the length of tweets after experiement

Rozen said during the testing period, only 5% of tweets topped the 140-character limit, and only 2% went beyond 190 characters. The result is that users spend too much time trying to edit their tweets down, or abandon them altogether. "For reference, in the timeline, Tweets with an image or poll usually take up more space than a 190 character Tweet", Rozen added. The change was made to give people more space to express themselves in certain languages where the company felt the 140 ... Read More

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Qualcomm expected to keep their extra m and say no to Broadcom

Qualcomm expected to keep their extra m and say no to Broadcom

Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank has already agreed a deal to buy British semiconductor firm Arm, while Intel bought Altera, and Qualcomm has agreed a deal for NXP. That will help it avoid a cumbersome federal review process for a $5.5 billion deal for USA network provider Brocade Communications Systems. NXP is one of the largest makers of chips for vehicles and expanding into self-driving technology, and Broadcom also is open to acquiring NXP, according to one of the sources. Read More

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Chipmaker Broadcom plans unsolicited bid for Qualcomm

Chipmaker Broadcom plans unsolicited bid for Qualcomm

According to Bloomberg , the offer would be roughly $70 a share in cash and stock that could top $100 billion - though a final decision on the whether to make the bid has not been made. Five years ago, when smartphone demand was soaring, Qualcomm briefly overtook Intel in market value. Qualcomm, an early pioneer in mobile phone chips, supplies so-called modem chips to phone makers such as Apple, Samsung and LG that help the phones connect to wireless data networks. Read More

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Apple's sales rally may be 'short-lived'

This is Apple's best performance in China in the last eight quarters, where the growth of the company has slowed considerably since the launch of the iPhone 6S in September 2015. Ultimately, Apple believes China sales will return to growth. Excitement for the launch of the iPhone X is building in China. Though Mo feels that the iPhone X will enjoy a healthy market status, its popularity won't help Apple in the short-term. Read More

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Amazon wants customers to open homes to deliveries

Amazon wants customers to open homes to deliveries

And you can create all sort of scenarios in your head where someone can take advantage of this, probably from all the movies, TV shows and real-life incidents we've seen. The entire process is done without a key or code - and the entire delivery is recorded on a camera that uploads to the cloud. If your plans change, you can select "Block Access" up until the delivery time and the driver will follow a standard delivery procedure for your address. Read More

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Dow opens above 23000, powered by IBM (IBM, ABT, CVS, CMG)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 114.49 points, or 0.5 percent, to 23,111.93. The latest 1,000-point increase was covered in roughly half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. Second, unlike the S&P 500 , which is a market-cap-weighted index, the Dow is a price-weighted index. IBM shares, meanwhile, were up 7.8 percent at $158.74 in early morning trades after the tech giant disclosed it benefited from the United States dollar falling against the euro. Read More

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Google uncovers Russia-linked ad campaigns aimed at manipulating USA election

Google uncovers Russia-linked ad campaigns aimed at manipulating USA election

Sandberg said it was important to protect "free expression" on Facebook and that if the Russian ads had been bought by legitimate accounts instead of fraudulent ones, many would have been allowed to run on the site. "We know we have a responsibility to prevent everything we can from this happening on our platforms. and so we told Congress and the Intelligence committees that when they are ready to release the ads, we are ready to help them", she said. Read More

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Paramount Pictures Nab Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Paramount Pictures Nab Rights to Sonic the Hedgehog Movie

Sonic the Hedgehog was initially confirmed as a live-action/computer animated hybrid film in 2014. Sonic uses his stature as world's fastest hedgehog to move at supersonic speed to protect his friends from their enemies. Sonic is a character who is versatile enough to work in any number of situations, and has a universal, dare we say it, Disney-esque appeal that many video game protagonists lack. Read More

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Upgrading to Apple Watch Series 3 Is a No-Brainer

Apple says it's "investigating a fix for a future software release". The watch is created to rely less on the iPhone, and lets users answer calls, get texts, talk to Siri and access third-party apps without being tethered. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone. So until then, LTE connectivity problems are something to keep in mind if you want to purchase the Series 3. Read More

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Equifax offers free credit freezes after breach

Equifax offers free credit freezes after breach

Equifax hired cybersecurity firm Mandiant to investigate both the March and July incidents. USA lawmakers have demanded Equifax release specific details regarding the circumstances surrounding the breach including the timeline, when authorities and board members were informed of the hack and the company's decision to delay public disclosure of the attack for over a month. Read More

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Google's payment app Google Tez goes live

Google's payment app Google Tez goes live

The app works as same as like the other Payment applications available in the market. It can make payments to contacts on your phone who have a Tez account or a UPI address. You can refer the app to as many people as you want although the maximum reward is limited to the Rs 9000. The app is available for download through Google Play Store for Android as well as App Store for iOS platforms. Read More

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Three women sue Google over alleged gender pay disparities

Three women sue Google over alleged gender pay disparities

The text of the complaint specifies that the plaintiffs bring this class action "on behalf of themselves and on behalf of a class defined as all women" employed at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California . Google then hired a man with similar experience into a higher-level position with "substantially higher salaries and opportunities for bonuses, raises, and equity". Read More

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NES Classic Edition Will Be Back Next Year: Nintendo

NES Classic Edition Will Be Back Next Year: Nintendo

In the same press release, Nintendo announced that they will bring back the NES Classic in the summer of 2018 with new shipments, something they had stated they were not going to do as its production was discontinued . The re-launch date has not been confirmed yet but the famicom Mini is coming back to stores and when it does, it will be a fun $80 that you could spend to make the most out of the upcoming holiday season with 30 wonderful classic titles from the NES Classic , as well ... Read More

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Volkswagen Group models to be electrified by 2025

Volkswagen Group models to be electrified by 2025

It is also setting up a pilot factory to develop know-how in battery production. Several parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and France, have announced that they plan on outright banning the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the future, putting pressure on automakers to adjust their business strategy and commit to improvements in consumption and emissions. Read More

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IPhone 8 Expensive Price Might Be Due To Samsung's OLED Monopoly

IPhone 8 Expensive Price Might Be Due To Samsung's OLED Monopoly

Apple allows you to livestream the iPhone 8 event directly through its website . The report points out that Samsung's role in the supply chain is essentially what is driving up the price of the iPhone 8 . " Apple has cited the impending availability of the iPhone 8 as an impediment to current period demand for the iPhone 7 ", Kvaal explained. It is also rumoured that the new iPhone's fingerprint reader will be on the back of the device and it will be equipped with facial ... Read More

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Modi Cabinet re-shuffle: 5 ministers resign, Gadkari likely to get Railways

Modi Cabinet re-shuffle: 5 ministers resign, Gadkari likely to get Railways

The others are Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanjeev Balyan and Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh. However, sources said the AIADMK's entry might be delayed till the problems in the party were resolved. Union minister Mahendra Nath Pandey was on Thursday appointed Uttar Pradesh BJP president. Read More

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Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

Amazon and Microsoft link up voice assistants

In the case of Windows 10 users, for instance, access to Alexa will allow them to manage any compatible smart home device and shop on Amazon all from their existing Windows device. This would mean that the Cortana Skills will now be made available for Alexa as well. With Alexa compatibility on the way, Cortana could become even more prevalent. Read More

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Xiaomi's upcoming Android One (Mi A1) to feature a Bezel less design

Xiaomi's upcoming Android One (Mi A1) to feature a Bezel less design

The Xiaomi Mi 5X was already launched in China . The Mi 5X , just like the Mi 6 , (also) comes with a dual camera setup on the rear - 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel - where one lens is wide-angle while the other is telephoto. It runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Further, it is available in Gold, Black and Pink colour options. The storage in the phone is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card slot. Read More

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on review

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on review

The screen is Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. That's not the only Note-related infographic from Samsung , though. The tech leader is certainly hoping it's Note 8 will take a healthy bite out of the high end market, particularly given the innovation around its new cameras , which it describes as world first technology. Read More

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Dow Jones and S&P top record highs

Dow Jones and S&P top record highs

Tuesday's rise puts the Dow on track to post its 11th straight session of gains - the blue-chip index's longest streak for consecutive gains since February - driven by a strong quarterly earnings season. Dow futures were dow 0.11%, S&P 500 futures fell 0.14%, and Nasdaq futures slipped 0.15%. The S&P 500 has risen about 11 percent in 2017 despite investors losing confidence in President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda of tax cuts and infrastructure spending ... Read More

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