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Oppo A83 with 5.7-inch display and face unlock feature launched in China

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Oppo has launched yet another smartphone, but this time in China. The phone named Oppo A83 comes with facial recognition technology and comes with a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone will be available from 29 December in China

Uber to sell its auto leasing business to Fair.com

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World’s largest ride-hailing firm Uber is selling its auto leasing business Xchange Leasing to automotive Fintech company Fair.com for an undisclosed amount. The news was first reported by Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. Xchange Leasing, which partners

Did you know your kid can ‘learn to code’ online?

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Abhishek Sawant A Google doodle recently celebrated fifty years of coding languages for kids by “Coding for Carrots.” It is the first ever coding Google Doodle and uses the ‘Scratch’ programming language. ‘Scratch’ is the most popular kids programming language,

RJio launches ‘Surprise Cashback’ offer for Prime subscribers

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Reliance Jio has announced another cashback offer for Prime subscribers. The telecom operator gives subscribers cashback worth Rs 3,300 for prime subscribers. The new cashback offer starts from December 26, 2017, and ends on January 15, 2018. Under the new

HQ Trivia is finally coming to Android

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HQ Trivia, the live trivia app is finally coming to Android. Created by Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, the app was previously available on iOS. Android users can pre-register to download the app on Google Play Store. HQ

China’s censors have closed down 13K websites since 2015

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China has shut down around 13,000 websites since 2015 for breaking the country’s internet rules, state media agency Xinhua reported. Xinhua said the country had also prompted the closure of nearly 10 million internet accounts due to people refusing to

Vodafone to launch VoLTE services in Jan’18

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Vodafone India, the second largest telecom operator across the country has announced to launch VoLTE services beginning January 2018. In the first phase, VoLTE services will be available in Delhi, Karnataka, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Kolkata. Currently, only Reliance Jio and Airtel

BSNL to launch 4G services in Kerala from Jan’18

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State-run telecom service provider, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) is all set to launch 4G services across the country starting with Kerala from January 2018. BSNL Chairman and Managing Director, Anupam Shrivastava said, “We are going to start 4G from Kerala.

Was North Korea really behind the WannaCry ransomware attack?

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North Korea’s ambassador in the United Nations says the US claims that Pyongyang was behind the WannaCry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. Pak Song II told The Associated Press

Julian Assange’s twitter account restored after going offline for a couple of hours

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s twitter account @JulianAssange has been restored after mysteriously disappearing for a few hours. Users who tried to search for Assange’s account between 5.30 am and 6.30 am Indian time on Monday got the message “Sorry, that page

WhatsApp to stop working on Blackberry 10 OS and Windows Phone 8.0 from December 31

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Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp will stop working on some of the major platforms by the end of the year. The messaging service has confirmed that it is ending support for Blackberry OS, Blackberry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0 from December

Amazon acquires smart-home startup Blink

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Amazon has acquired Blink, a startup that makes wireless home security cameras. Blink announced on its website that nothing will change for its customers at the moment. However, they will continue to operate under Amazon umbrella selling. The financial details

Nvidia is ending driver support for 32-bit OS

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Nvidia has taken a historic decision. The company announced to end support for 32-bit operating systems. Nvidia has confirmed that after Version 390 of its graphics card driver it’s not going to release any drivers for 32-bit operating systems for any GPU architecture.

Face Unlock feature is now coming to OnePlus 5

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The OnePlus 5 will be getting face unlock feature which is currently available only on the OnePlus 5T. Carl Pei, founder of OnePlus confirmed the feature via a tweet. Due to popular demand, Face Unlock is coming for the OnePlus

Daimler acquires majority stake in France based Chauffeur Prive

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German carmaker Daimler said that Daimler Mobility Services has acquired a majority stake in France based Chauffeur Prive, a French app that provides that provides ride-hailing services similar to Uber. According to the report in Tech.eu the automaker also intends to complete

Edward Snowden launches Haven, an Android app to protect you from intruders

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden unveiled a new surveillance app that helps you protect from spies. The app named Haven has been developed by The Guardian Project, Freedom Of The Press and Snowden to offer eyes and ears to prevent, or at least increase

Christmas cheer from Vodafone; offers unlimited calls and 1GB daily data

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To counter Reliance Jio’s popularity among the masses, Vodafone announced a new prepaid plan offering unlimited local and STD calls and 1GB daily data for 28 days at Rs 198. According to the telecom operator, the new plan also offers 100

Dimension Data helps UTI AMC to build a robust IT infra

MUMBAI, INDIA: As part of its ongoing partnership with UTI Asset Management Company (UTI AMC), Dimension Data implemented a robust and secure IT infrastructure at the company. The implementation has helped UTI AMC create a strategic differentiation through standardized technology and

Quikr acquires HDFC Developers & HDFC Realty to focus on real estate buying services

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Online classifieds platform Quikr has entered into an agreement with Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) under which Quikr will be acquiring two of HDFC’s subsidiaries HDFC Developers and HDFC Realty for a total of $54.8 million (Rs 350 crore). Renu

Google’s AI will tell you how good your photos are

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How about an algorithm which describes whether you are looking beautiful or not? Google’s new technology does exactly that. The search engine giant published a blog post in which it described an academic paper on a Neural Image Assessment (NIMA) system. The