Monthly Archives: August 2018

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Announced by Microsoft at IFA

Microsoft at IFA 2018 announced the name of the upcoming Windows 10 update, internally known as Redstone 5. The Redmond, Washington-headquartered company Microsoft said that the next feature update to Windows will be called the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. With the update, the company wants to bring new features and enhancements to almost 700

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Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 Launched as ‘World’s First Commercial 7nm SoC’ at IFA 2018

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Friday unveiled the world’s first commercial 7nm (nanometre) system-on-chip (SoC), the HiSilicon Kirin 980, equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu announced the SoC, based on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, in his keynote address on the opening day of the IFA

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the

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NASA Says ISS Cabin Pressure Holding Steady After Leak Repaired

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are safe after having traced the source of a leak that resulted in loss of cabin pressure, and fixed it, NASA revealed on Thursday. Three spaceships are docked at the ISS including the Progress 70 resupply ship and the Soyuz MS-08 and MS-09 crew ships. On Wednesday night,

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Xiaomi Says Data of Indian Users Is Being Migrated to Local Cloud Infrastructure

Chinese handset maker Xiaomi on Friday announced it is migrating data of its Indian users to Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure that have infrastructure in the country. “At Xiaomi, data privacy and security are of utmost importance to us. We are taking one more step towards user data security and

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Mozilla Firefox Set to Block Ad Tracking, Cut Down Cryptocurrency Mining

Mozilla has announced some hard steps to ensure user privacy on its Firefox browser. In its latest blog, the company said that over the next few months it will be rolling out certain key features which will give users more control over their data and also improve the web performance. One of the most important

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Line Messaging App to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Called ‘Link’

Japan’s Line said on Friday it will launch a cryptocurrency in September, as the company tries to build up a wide range of businesses using its popular messaging app as a platform. The company said the digital coin Link will be given as rewards to users of its services and could be traded with other

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Warren Buffet Says iPhone ‘Enormously Underpriced’, Buys More Apple Stock

Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, on Thursday said the conglomerate bought back its own stock for the first time since 2012 and added to its already huge stake in Apple. Buffett also said investors are better off owning a basket of stocks than long-term bonds as a strong US economy bolsters corporate

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Asus ROG Strix SCAR II, ROG Strix Hero II Gaming Laptops Launched in India

Asus gaming brand Republic of Gamers (ROG) on Thursday launched two new gaming laptops in India. Asus ROG Strix SCAR II and ROG Strix Hero II are equipped with a 144Hz Refresh Rate display, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, RangeBoost technology, and HyperStrike Pro keyboard. First unveiled at Computer 2018 back in June, the

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Google Accused by UK Foreign Minister Over ‘Child Abuse Content’

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt accused Google on Thursday of abandoning its moral values by failing to remove child abuse content while launching a version of its search engine in China that will block some websites. The British government has repeatedly criticised online platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for failing to remove abusive

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