Monthly Archives: May 2018

Flipkart-Walmart Deal Announced; Walmart to Buy 77 Percent Controlling Stake for $16 Billion

Walmart has agreed to pay $16 billion (roughly Rs. 1.07 lakh crores) for a roughly 77 percent stake in Indian online shopping site Flipkart, the US retailer’s biggest foreign investment as it battles rival Amazon.com in one of the world’s biggest emerging markets. The deal, capping almost two years of talks, will help the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer fortify […]

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Google's Android TV dongle is real — but it's for developers

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The team announced that over 3,600 apps and games are currently available for the platform, and they showed off the “content first” app experience that launched quietly with Android Oreo. Just like Google’s other platforms, AI-powered assistant features are expanding here, with support for more languages and countries, as well as an improved flow. With […]

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Facebook united

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Facebook was a mess. The independence it dangled to close acquisition deals with Instagram and WhatsApp turned the company into a tangle of overlapping products. Every app had its own messaging and Stories options. Economies of scale were squandered. Top innovators led mature products already bursting at the seams with features while new opportunities went […]

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Verizon and Samsung get 5G boost

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Verizon and Samsung have been boosted by the news that the latter’s high-band spectrum 5G system has been certified by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), paving the way for a commercial launch later this year. The Samsung equipment is the first such system to receive FCC approval and covers access units as well as […]

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Watch Google I/O keynote live right here

How did you find Microsoft Build yesterday? We don’t really have time for your answer because Google I/O is already here! Google is kicking off its annual developer conference today. As usual, there will be a consumer keynote with major new products in the morning, and a developer-centric keynote in the afternoon. The conference starts […]

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Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

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Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp. The encrypted DMs option was first spotted inside the Twitter […]

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Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition Nintendo Switch Review

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Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for Nintendo Switch is developed by WayForward, a studio known for its work on licensed games such as Adventure Time, as well as remakes like Ducktales: Remastered. Like the latter, Shantae Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition is also a platformer, though it isn’t as unforgiving as Ducktales. The Shantae series has […]

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A VR quest to make you care about endangered species

Initially, Dragayeva’s team thought all it would need to do was drop food in front of its cameras and the animals would be drawn to them and more or less ham it up. Dragayeva and her team spent months in preproduction working on scripts for Virry only to discover that animals don’t follow any schedule […]

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Xiaomi Mi 7 leak details new design

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It’s not entirely clear whether the Xiaomi Mi 7 will launch on 23 May, let alone come to India, but latest leak concerning Mi 7 cases shows what the phone might look like. First spotted by Gizmochina, the case itself isn’t anything spectacular but it does offer some insight into the Xiaomi flagship device.  Xiaomi […]

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Samsung Pay now available on the web to consumers in the UAE

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Samsung Pay can now be used on certain websites to complete your online purchases in the UAE. Merchants using CCAvenue as their payment gateway can easily alow you chose Samsung Pay as an option. The process on than the desktop isn’t necessarily very intuitive, where, after you’ve signed in with your Samsung account, you’ll still […]

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