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Instagram to notify users when someone screenshots their stories

Instagram to notify users when someone screenshots their stories TechCrunch reports that the feature is now being tested on a small percentage of Instagram users, so there's a good chance you won't see the feature active in your app. "This could let you add commentary and overlaid stickers to a meme, celebrity post or even a friend's photo". The other option which you can try out is downloading the stories using Instagram's website. [Full Article...]

Trump plans to privatise ISS

That's according to The Washington Post , which says it's obtained a NASA document that outlines plans for privatization when the USA government stops funding the station in 2025. He also argued that it would be "one of the dumbest things" to stop funding an asset with "serious usable life ahead". "The ISS is built for science and human exploration, it's not built for profit seeking", said And... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul He also called on the North to resume dialogue with the United States, but the behavior of the North Koreans and the Americans toward each other at the Olympics opening ceremony Friday in Pyeongchang illustrated the difficulties that lie ahead. [Full Article...]

Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? Twitter users place Olympics in North Korea

Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? Twitter users place Olympics in North Korea Moon responded by saying he hopes the right environment will be created so the meeting between the two leaders could occur, an apparent reference to demands by the USA and other allies that the North abandon its nuclear weapons program. But the prospect could sow division between the dovish leader, who has long argued for engagement with the nuclear-armed North to bring it to the negotiating table... [Full Article...]

(NASDAQ:MSFT) Position Lifted by Sunbelt Securities Inc

About 9.05M shares traded. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500. Kiltearn Partners Llp decreased its stake in Polaris Inds Inc (PII) by 24.02% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The brokerage presently has a "buy" rating on the software giant's stock. The stock has "Buy" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, September 3. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Fr... [Full Article...]

Star Wars Boss Explains Why Han Solo Movie Directors Were Fired

Star Wars Boss Explains Why Han Solo Movie Directors Were Fired Details on Star Wars: Episode IX are slim, though we do know that J.J Abrams is returning to the director's chair, along with scribing the picture with co-writer Chris Terrio. However, Howard says that the " fingerprints " of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are all over Solo , so we'll have to wait and see the movie to figure out just exactly what he means by that. [Full Article...]

Major Network Operators Choose Qualcomm Modem for Mobile 5G Trials

While Samsung struck a separate extended partnership last week , the one big company that is missing from the list is Apple. The first 5G phones will come in 2019, Qualcomm made the announcement at a 5G Day event this week. The upcoming trials will combine Qualcomm's 5G platform and smartphone reference design with an aim to commercialise compliant 5G products later this year. [Full Article...]

Google Chrome will soon warn about "unsecure" websites

Google Chrome will soon warn about HTTPS is a more secure version of the former protocol known as Hypertext Transfer Protocol ( HTTP ). TLS is now a standard technology for keeping any internet connection safe and secure from any third-party trying to get the access. An example of how a secure connection with HTTPS encryption looks like. Google will take its efforts to shame website owners into encrypting their traffic up anoth... [Full Article...]

Energy Efficient Lighting Market Trends and Global Outlook, 2016

Energy Efficient Lighting Market Trends and Global Outlook, 2016 The Major Dominant Players Profiled in Global Heavy Equipment Market are JCB, Liugong Group, Hitachi, Volvo, Sumitomo, Case Construction, Komatsu, Kobelco, Caterpillar, Doosan, Kubota and SANY. However, the market also faces some challenges , which includes increase in the number of terror attacks, heavy taxes imposed on the tour operators and seasonality dependence. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter World Patch Fixes Squad Issues and Matchmaking

Monster Hunter World Patch Fixes Squad Issues and Matchmaking Monster Hunter: World delivers a seamless gameplay experience allowing players to move freely across map areas that comprise the living ecosystems and dynamically transition from day to night. Alongside today's patch, Capcom issued another statement for Xbox One players , reiterating that it is "working tirelessly on pinpointing the issues with matchmaking" on the console. [Full Article...]

VLC 3.0 Released with HDR, Chromecast Support

VLC 3.0 Released with HDR, Chromecast Support This release version now also fully supports Chromecast streaming, a feature we first played with back in 2016 . The Android Auto interface is simplified, and you can ask it to "play Daft Punk (with VLC)" and Assistant will load it up. Direct3D 11 output also works on Windows RT, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 Mobile. With 3.0, VLC continues to be supported for an incredible number of platforms. [Full Article...]

Vonn ready to bow out on a high

Vonn ready to bow out on a high Lucy. She's a 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is bunking with Vonn during the Games. "I would love to", she continued, "but unfortunately, I just don't think I can contend for a medal, so there's really no point". She enjoys sleeping the majority of the day. "She's right there (pointing stage left)". If a bit of hardware is not realistically in the offing, then why bother getti... [Full Article...]

Pence sidesteps encounter with North Korean official

Pence sidesteps encounter with North Korean official Pence, who is leading the USA delegation to the Olympics, has accused Pyongyang of using the event for its own ends. Pence carried a similar message during his trip to Japan and South Korea. If Moon accepts Pyongyang's invitation and meets with the North Korean leader, it would be the 3rd inter-Korean summit. Moon's office said he told Abe that the talks between the Koreas would not disrupt gl... [Full Article...]

Watch 1218 drones form the Olympic rings during Opening Ceremony

And last night, for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they soared to new heights in an impressive light show blending technology and art. "Through this close collaboration with the Olympic family, we will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world's largest athletic stage". [Full Article...]

Facebook testing "Downvoting" of comments

Facebook testing The downvote button is being tried out by a small number of US users. The social network was keen to stamp out any excitement over what many will perceive as an alternative to the "like" button. The way that they're looking at doing that for now is through a downvote button that people can click on if they consider that comment to be offensive or irrelevant to the discussion or maybe if they jus... [Full Article...]

Here is Huawei's P20 lite and P20 plus, in leaked renders

Here is Huawei's P20 lite and P20 plus, in leaked renders The Huawei P20 Lite will draw power from a 2900mAh battery as per the FCC certification. Another key difference are the buttons. The source does mentions that Huawei had tested two prototypes of the P20 and P20 Plus smartphones, one with a physical home button (possibly with a fingerprint sensor beneath) on the bottom bezel, and one without. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel is at the center of a new class action complaint

Google Pixel is at the center of a new class action complaint The class-action lawsuit , which has been filed in the United States of America, suggests that the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets were known to be faulty when they were sold to customers. Separately, Google the February Android security update for Pixel and Nexus smartphones. The suit requests a jury trial and accuses Google of shipping the phones with defective parts in addition to how it handl... [Full Article...]

Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018

Trump signs budget deal, bringing end to second shutdown of 2018 The measure was a triumph for Republican allies of the Pentagon and for Democrats seeking more spending on infrastructure and fighting opioid abuse. Passage left nerves frayed and Democrats with little leverage to force congressional action on their most high-profile priority: preventing deportation of hundreds of thousands of the young immigrants who arrived in the U.S.as children and remain he... [Full Article...]

Fortnite hits 3.4m concurrent users, servers go dark

Fortnite hits 3.4m concurrent users, servers go dark Speaking of the title's popularity, the publisher and developer have now revealed that the game has surpassed a previous concurrent player record set by its competitor, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . The setting is "tuned for each console to maximize frame rate while minimizing loss of visual quality", according to the studio. And we also shipped v2.3.0 with significant bugs. [Full Article...]

Apple is investigating why one AirPod caught on fire in Florida

Apple is investigating why one AirPod caught on fire in Florida He wisely made a decision to remove both the buds and place them on some gym equipment before finding some help. When he returned, the dodgy AirPod was already charred and destroyed, showing signs of flame damage. Colon said he was relieved that he was able to take out the headphones from his ear before they blew up. However, this is still the first report of such an incident happening to a pa... [Full Article...]


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