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China launches rocket from ship at sea for first time

BEIJING:  China successfully launched a rocket from a ship at sea for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest step forward in its ambitious space programme. The Long March 11 rocket blasted off from a platform on ...

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Apple bumps the App Store cell connection download cap up to 200 MB

Good news: Apple now allows you to download bigger apps over a cellular connection than it used to. Bad news: there’s still a cap, and you still can’t bypass it. As noticed by 9to5Mac, the iOS App Store now lets ...

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TRA issues clarification on impact of Huawei ban on UAE consumers

Dubai: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is assuring consumers in the UAE that they will be able to continue using their Huawei devices amid efforts by the US government to blacklist the Chinese company. In a statement issued late Thursday, ...

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Microsoft Excel for iPhone now lets you convert paper-based tables into digital spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel for iPhone will now let you easily import spreadsheets and tables directly using the built-in camera. The new feature, which Microsoft calls the Insert Data from Picture, is backed by artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a quick conversion ...

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Apple unveils first new iPod model in four years

Apple on May 28 introduced its first new iPod model in four years, highlighting music and games as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content. The new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhone without the phone calls, ...

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The ‘world’s most dangerous’ laptop goes up for auction, fetches over $1.2 million bid

Auctions are usually held for rare art pieces or vintage items. But someone wants to auction off what would be the most ‘dangerous’ laptop in the world. ‘The Persistence of Chaos’ is a laptop with six viruses that can cause ...

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2020 iPhone models may come with full screen touch ID

Next year’s iPhone models could feature full-screen touch ID among several changes, media reports said. The trio of high-end 2019 iPhone models would, however, have relatively few design changes, beyond additional rear camera lenses, with production set to ramp up ...

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WhatsApp confirms Status Ads coming in 2020

Ads are coming to WhatsApp, finally, and the intrusion into the popular ad-free mobile messaging platform would begin from Status page. At a Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands, Facebook revealed a 2020 launch date for WhatsApp Status ads. “WhatsApp ...

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Google will let you order food through search without any delivery apps

Saving people the trouble of having to download an additional app, Google is now letting users order food directly via Search, Maps, or Assistant using its partnerships with delivery companies. Google has added a new “Order Online” button on Search ...

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Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March

Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said on Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become “active” users ...

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ISRO successfully launches Earth observation satellite, will enhance surveillance capabilities

Sriharikota: In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that will enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others. As the 25-hour countdown which began Tuesday concluded, the agency’s trusted ...

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Mumbai influencer marketing agency leaks private data of 49M Instagram users

Another day, another data breach. This time, the impact is closer home. A large database of 49 million Instagram users – mostly celebrities, influencers, and brands – has been found exposed on an AWS server. This contains public information (including ...

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Will Google stop releasing Android updates for Huawei and Honor phones? the answer is yes

As the US crackdown on Chinese tech company Huawei continues, things may just become really complicated for Huawei as far as its smartphones are concerned. Google has announced that they will be suspending all interactions with Huawei, and this comes ...

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Google is shutting down its jump VR video program

Google will shut down Jump, its cloud-based video stitching service, this summer. The company emailed creators Friday afternoon to tell them that Jump would be shuttered on June 28, and detailed plans for the shut-down on its website as well. ...

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