• Twitter creates 'lite' version for data-starved users
Twitter creates 'lite' version for data-starved users

The company says the Lite version will make the platform more accessible to millions of people around the world. Twitter noted, citing GSMA , that smartphone adoption grew to 3.8 billion connections by the end of 2016, but 45% of mobile connections are still on slower 2G networks.

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  • YouTube tweaks ad strategy to curb content stealing
YouTube tweaks ad strategy to curb content stealing

Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. Pewdiepie, is YouTube's biggest star.YouTubeNearly five years to the day YouTube made its Partner Program available to anyone , essentially letting people create a channel and immediately start making money, the company announced on Thursday that creators will no longer be able to monetize their channels until they receive ...

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  • Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news
Facebook launches resource to help spot misleading news

Only days after Donald Trump won the US Presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg described the idea that fake news on Facebook had swung it for him as "crazy". "This is the sort of thing that Facebook might be able to make easier in future", said Moy. Now, the world's largest social-networking platform is making good on its promise to educate use...

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  • Russia detains six terror suspects in St Petersburg after bombing
Russia detains six terror suspects in St Petersburg after bombing

A Russian citizen of Kyrgyz origin was identified as the perpetrator of the terror attack that left 14 dead on the St Petersburg metro, Russian authorities announced. Petersburg, Russia , Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The six come from former Soviet Central Asian republics. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion in Saint ...

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  • Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter
Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter

The suit claims that there are hundreds of thousands of users that have suffered at the hands of the Windows 10 update, though they also have opened the class action to users that installed the upgrade on a machine with Windows 7 "or earlier operating systems".

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  • Comcast Giving Cellphone Service Another Try
Comcast Giving Cellphone Service Another Try

This shows that there is always room for improvement and that Comcast will prove its excellence in this field via its Xfinity Mobile service. Let's start with the pricing. The service is expected to launch after undergoing additional testing among Comcast employees. If you're on the wireless network and enter an area where Comcast's Wi-Fi cover...

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  • Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what's in the box?
Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition: what's in the box?

Samsung plans to make Bixby available on all of its appliances, from air conditioners to TVs. During an interview with Fortune magazine, Grant Castle, vice president of T-Mobile, the third-largest US wireless carrier in the number of subscribers, said, "When converging with "Carrier Aggregation" technology, which combines a number of separate fre...

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  • Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter
Amazon picks off NFL Thursday Night from Twitter

The NFL will release its schedule shortly before the draft April 27. That's exactly what Amazon just did for the Thursday Night football streaming rights, and it was a mistake. Additionally, the company will sell ad slots and promote other video offerings. Reportedly, Amazon offered five times more , i.e. $50 million for the rights to NFL.

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  • Elon Musk's Neuralink Aims To Plug Into Your Brain
Elon Musk's Neuralink Aims To Plug Into Your Brain

The company , named Neuralink, is pursuing what Musk calls "neural lace" technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts, Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week. Tesla founder Elon Musk is taking a leaf from Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, ripped straight the diversified billionaire entrepreneur...

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  • Fang blennies' venom may help develop new painkillers
Fang blennies' venom may help develop new painkillers

When Dr. Casewell and his fellow colleagues did microCT scans on Meiacanthus grammistes , a venomous fang blenny species, and compared the scans to the scans of other species of fang blennies , they discovered that not all species of the fish "have venom glands at the base of their teeth".

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  • Moto G5 launched at Rs 11999
Moto G5 launched at Rs 11999

Motorola announces the availability of its next-gen smartphone Moto G5 . The The Moto G5 will have a pre-loaded AmazonDeals widget, PrimeVideo app and Kindle app. I took a few pictures which were lacking details and didn't feel as good as the 12 MP on the G5 Plus. So if we talk about the specifications of the Moto G5, the device boasts of a 5-...

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  • Obama adviser Susan Rice requested Trump aides' names in intel reports
Obama adviser Susan Rice requested Trump aides' names in intel reports

The pattern of Rice's requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government's policy of "unmasking" USA citizens caught up in incidental electronic intelligence intercepts. The standard for senior officials to learn the names of US persons incidentally collected is that it must have some foreign intelligence value, a sta...

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  • Ford Recalls F-250 Trucks That Can Roll Away While in Park
Ford Recalls F-250 Trucks That Can Roll Away While in Park

More than 52,000 Ford F-250 gas-powered trucks recalled to keep them from rolling away. Ford is urging owners of the affected trucks to use the parking brake to make sure the vehicles don't roll away. It said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue. However, the parking brake should always be applied after shifti...

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  • Sanders: Prioritizing jobs over climate change is 'stupid and dangerous'
Sanders: Prioritizing jobs over climate change is 'stupid and dangerous'

In a prelude to the introduction of his climate-change targeting " Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act ", on Wednesday, Colorado U.S. Sen. It also directs the Attorney General to seek appropriate relief from the courts over pending litigation related to the Clean Power Plan as well as lifts the ban on federal leasing for coal production.

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  • European Union wants 'progress' on Brexit divorce before talks on new ties
European Union wants 'progress' on Brexit divorce before talks on new ties

It had called for simultaneous talks on exit terms and future trade ties. They include an insistence that during a transition period likely to follow Britain's departure in 2019 and before a free trade pact can be finalised, the British must accept European Union rules, including budget contributions and judicial oversight, that are some of the m...

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  • 'Total War: Warhammer II' Formally Announced; New Trailer Revealed
'Total War: Warhammer II' Formally Announced; New Trailer Revealed

Like the other Total Wars, Warhammer and Warhammer II are about micromanaging large-scale platoons in epic skirmishes. If it seems like a quick turnaround for Total War: Warhammer II to so quickly follow the original, that's because Creative Assembly, Sega , and Games Workshop were always planning this as a three-part saga.

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  • NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Shattered Another Space Record
NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Shattered Another Space Record

But her accomplishments don't stop there. Whitson achieved the milestone on March 30, when she went outside the International Space Station. That's the most spacewalks ever performed by a woman. This was the 199th EVA in station history, the fourth so far this year, the sixth for Kimbrough and the eighth for Whitson. On April 6 , Whitson will e...

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  • SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX wants to try recycling more of Falcon 9 rocket

As for the cost of Thursday's launch, Martin Halliwell, chief technology officer at SES, has declined to say publicly the exact amount. The rocket also made history the two times it landed on a platform - called a droneship - about the size of a football field in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Sky Patrol: Watch Out for April Fools' Day Comet This Weekend
Sky Patrol: Watch Out for April Fools' Day Comet This Weekend

A comet whose identity took almost 100 years to pin down is making its closest approach to Earth today (April 1), just in time for April Fools' Day, but this is no cosmic prank. It will be closest to Earth on April Fool's Day, but even then, you probably won't be able to see it with the naked eye, Space.com reports. Comet 41P poses above and to...

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  • Jio extends enrolment of prime membership till April 15
Jio extends enrolment of prime membership till April 15

Jio is asking for more members to join prime and pay the Rs 99 and get three more months free service as you are using now. We are still awaiting a confirmation from Jio whether the plan of 999 rs which has 60 days validity will get 90 or 180 days validity, however it appears that the company is only offering it for 90 days.

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