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Cyanogen Shut Down, Google Android Excels

Cyanogen, the original Operating Software and rival of Google Android which was installed in One Plus first series of phones way back in 2013 has finally shut down its services with effect from Dec. 23, 2016. In a statement, the company said: "As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no ...

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India Signs Open Skies Pact With 6 Countries During ICAN 2016

On the sidelines of International Civil Aviation Negotiations (ICAN) – 2016 held recently in Nassau from 5th to 9thDecember, 2016, R.N. Choubey, Secretary, Civil Aviation said that India signed agreements with six nations on air aviation. The Conference was attended by 106 countries out of ICAO membership of 191 countries. India held negotiations with 17 countries and “Memorandum of Understanding” ...

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India Pushes for Digital Economy, Offers Incentives Galore

To further accelerate the cashless economy, after the cancellation of old Rs.500 and Rs.1,000 notes, the Central Government has decided on a package of incentives and measures for promotion of digital and cashless economy in the country. These incentives include: 1. The Central Government Petroleum PSUs will offer a discount at the rate of 0.75% of the sale price to consumers ...

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Sprint Stores Become Pokémon GO Joints

Sprint stores will soon get visitors or more customers looking for Pokemon GO spots and to collect their Poke Balls and Razz Berries. Sprint Stores said that every all 10,500 Sprint stores in the US will become either a PokéStop or Gym for players of Pokémon GO. It means, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at Radioshack stores will become Pokemon ...

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YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Skype on One Page to Stem Terrorism

Web-based tech giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft (Skype & Bing) have decided to work together to stop extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The firms have agreed to share ‘hashes’ or unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos of such content. The hashtag on such content enables the peers to identify the ...

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Godless Virus May Have Affected 4 Lakh Android Phones in India: Trend Micro

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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Forget Selfie Stick, Here Comes ROAM-e Drone!

Australian tech firm IoT Group has launched a new “ROAM-e” drone priced A$349 (US $267) that will be hovering over you as are on go and takes your picture in 360 degree format to be streamed live on the Internet and social media. Replacing the selfie sticks or stretching your hand far to get a better selfie picture, users can ...

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Now Googlemap Shows JNU When You Search for ‘Sedition’, ‘Antinational’

Goole, which has some top brains in its Headquarters from JNU should be ashamed that its search engine etiquette surpasses basic tenets of slander and defame against an institution like Jawaharlal Nehru University for pointing at it for its Google Map search for sedition and antinational key words. As shown in the image here, when you type the two words, ...

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Laser Breakthrough Could Speed up Self-Driving Cars on to Roads

  Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley say they’ve developed a new breed of laser technology that could significantly reduce the size, weight, cost, and power consumption of LIDARs, potentially leading to a much broader range of autonomous vehicles. LIDAR is a portmanteau of “light” and “radar.” In essence, these sensors monitor their surroundings by shining a light on ...

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Missing Mobile Phone? Don’t Let it Take Over as Phobia!

Call it missing mobile phone phobia or nomophobia or just another day of anxiety when you miss your device at home or office. Scientists from Iowa State University have identified four dimensions of the phobia after a survey conducted on participants, who responded on a scale of one (strongly disagree) to seven (strongly agree). More to do with the fear ...

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