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Tech Apple Clips has better controls and loads of new 'Star Wars' effects
Author: 0 Apple Clips has better controls and loads of new 'Star Wars' effects

The Clips app uses the TrueDepth system to transform the original background of the subjects into the virtual scenes - similar to how traditional video editors add custom backgrounds using a green-coloured chroma key compositing. Likewise, the app has Star Wars stickers with the animated version of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Chewbacca among others. The soundtracks particularly adjust the length of video clips to ease the editing process further.

Tech Greenville to host Facebook Community Boost
Author: 0 Greenville to host Facebook Community Boost

The social media giant, Facebook, has announced a new programme in order to help small United States businesses grow by giving them the digital skills they need to compete. The program seeks to help businesses expand their digital footprints and find new customers, as well as provide digital training for job seekers, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

Tech On China's Singles Day
Author: 0 On China's Singles Day

If you're not excited about Singles Day , we're here to tell you why you should be. Last year, Alibaba raked in $17.8 billion in sales, 82% of which was purchased on a mobile device. Alibaba Group is the publisher of The South China Morning Post . Currently, global purchasers are able to join the festival in China through its delivery arm Aliexpress that enables shoppers around the world to purchase goods from Chinese online merchants.

Author: 0 Eavesdropper Vulnerability Exposes Hundreds of Mobile Apps

A recently discovered vulnerability affecting nearly 700 iOS and Android apps has exposed millions of text messages, calls, and voice recordings, researchers at enterprise mobile threat protection firm Appthority warned Thursday. At a high level, Appthority discovered 685 apps that used the Twilio Rest API or SDK for communication services, including calling and messaging.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S9's Speculated Exynos 9810 Chipset is Official
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9's Speculated Exynos 9810 Chipset is Official

The worldwide unlocked variant of the Galaxy A5 , with model number SM-A530F, will have a 412 x 846 screen and run on Android 7.1.1, stated the report. The phone's native storage is 16GB and it houses a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Smartphone makers usually keep their best features for their flagship phones, and we guess it makes sense because customers shopping for low-end or mid-range handsets might be more concerned about price and less about features.

Tech Roku, Inc. (ROKU) Research Coverage Started at Citigroup Inc
Author: 0 Roku, Inc. (ROKU) Research Coverage Started at Citigroup Inc

The streaming technology company beat analysts' estimates in both revenue and earnings. The company said Wednesday that its advertising business has almost doubled in size since the beginning of the year, helping it to reach nearly $125 million in revenue for the third quarter .

Author: 0 OPPO F5 goes on sale in India, price starts at Rs. 19990

The basic variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage will be available in two color variants, viz., gold and black. Other specifications on the Oppo F5 include high end camera on the front and back. It also has a fingerprint sensor placed below the camera lens at the back. At the rear, the Oppo F5 comes with a 16MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and an LED flash.

Tech Flipkart Billion Capture+ smartphone with dual rear cameras launched in India
Author: 0 Flipkart Billion Capture+ smartphone with dual rear cameras launched in India

The new phone called Billion Capture Plus will be on sale via Flipkart from November 15. Flipkart Billion Capture + features a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) LTPS 2.5D Curved Glass Display protected with Dragontrail glass. For those who question the reliance of this new smartphone, Flipkart's co-founder Sachin Bansal had revealed in July that the company's Billion brand will address the "shortcomings of existing brands" and closely monitor the quality of the products.

Author: 0 Xiaomi's MI MIX 2 to gain an iPhone X-esque notch?

Observing one of the pictures closely, it seems like the Mi Mix 2s' notch has a camera, an earpiece speaker, and a possibly an ambient light sensor. But it looks like another variation could be in the works, one that looks far more like an iPhone X .

Tech Bentley unveils all-new Continental GT3 challenger
Author: 0 Bentley unveils all-new Continental GT3 challenger

It has been developed by Bentley Motorsport in Crewe, with technical assistance from the M-Sport rally team that runs the world championship-winning Ford Fiesta World Rally Car. The new Continental GT will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. The mostly aluminum structure puts its race weight at less than 2,900 pounds.

Tech Apple working on AR headset, may be ready by 2020
Author: 0 Apple working on AR headset, may be ready by 2020

The device will be coming with rOS or "reality operating system" which may be based on iOS. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been outspoken about his interest in AR, saying, however, that the technology to create a good AR system did not exist yet.

Tech EA's buying Respawn for upward of $455 million
Author: 0 EA's buying Respawn for upward of $455 million

The company said it has agreed to pay $151 million in cash for Respawn, along with $164 million in equity awards that will vest over a four-year period. "Our longtime partnership is grounded in a shared desire to push the boundaries and deliver extraordinary and innovative new experiences for players around the world".

Tech Ex-Facebook Chief Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People's Weaknesses
Author: 0 Ex-Facebook Chief Warns Site Was Built To Exploit People's Weaknesses

Parker described how in the early days of Facebook people would tell him they weren't on social media because they valued their real-life interactions. Parker seemed to suggest that he now regrets his involvement with Facebook during his remarks in Philadelphia. Parker, who now has two children, said: 'It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways.

Tech Should EA Sports Stop Annually Releasing Games Like 'Madden,' 'FIFA?'
Author: 0 Should EA Sports Stop Annually Releasing Games Like 'Madden,' 'FIFA?'

Speaking with Bloomberg , EA chief Andrew Wilson hinted that EA might drop the yearly release development cycle for titles like FIFA , Madden NHL , and National Football League in favor of a game as a service model meaning instead of a yearly new release, players can pay a subscription fee to receive new content and upgrades.

Tech Penny Mordaunt has replaced Priti Patel in cabinet reshuffle
Author: 0 Penny Mordaunt has replaced Priti Patel in cabinet reshuffle

Patel quit following days of revelations about undisclosed meetings she held with Israeli politicians and officials, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, while supposedly on a family holiday in the country in August. Welfare minister Mrs Mordaunt, a Brexiteer like Mrs Patel, is in Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Theresa May . She has been the minister for disabled people since 2016.

Author: 0 Tight security in place for tomorrow's Tipu Jayanti

Talking to newsmen here today, he said that 20 Central Armed Reserve and 30 KSRP platoons have been deployed besides civil police to maintain peace. Strongly opposing the Governments decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti on Nov.10, hundreds of people under the banner of Tipu Jayanti Virodhi Horata Samiti staged a pestle (Onake) demonstration at Gandhi Square in city this morning.

Author: 0 PayPal launches domestic payments in India

Post the note ban on November 8, 2016, Paytm, India's largest digital payment firm, witnessed a monumental rise in the company's user base, making a quantum jump from 140 million in October of 2016 to 270 million in November 2017 . "We are excited about our prospects in a market that is highly inspirational and aspirational". The firm is not considering giving cashbacks to customers as part of its customer acquisition strategy.

Author: 0 Tata Motors Q2 profit jumps three-fold to Rs2,483 crore, beats estimates

Tata Motor's profit nearly tripled to Rs2,480 crore ($382 million) in the July-September quarter, up from Rs830 crore a year earlier, on the back of a better product mix. Revenues increased by 11.5 percent to £6.3 billion (Rs 62,010 crore) with an increase in margin (EBIT) of 1 percent to 5.2 percent. The firm said strong customer demand for Range Rover Velar and other new models led to higher sales and higher profitability.

Tech Files Go App Being Tested on Android
Author: 0 Files Go App Being Tested on Android

We are not sure of all of the features yet, but we got a glimpse of what is in store thanks to the test release on Google Play . The main screen shows how much storage is being used, and also shows different ways to clear space. The app will allow you to create your own profile and will allow you to send even large file apps quickly and without issues. Per 9to5Google's obtained screenshots, it appears the simple app lets you not only manage files on the Android device it's installed on, ...

Tech New low-priced device developed to boost wireless signal strength
Author: 0 New low-priced device developed to boost wireless signal strength

The optimized reflector works by shaping wireless signals , which not only increases network coverage, but allows signals to move freely and avoid obstructions such as walls or panels. The team also developed an approach to simulating how radio signals spread and interact with objects in their environment. According to the researchers, it algorithm can find the best shape in just 23 minutes, using information on the space, the access points, and the target area.

Tech Raja Koduri joins in the Intel graphics department
Author: 0 Raja Koduri joins in the Intel graphics department

But how he performs in his new role will depend as much on Intel correcting its mistakes of the past as it will on his own skills and expertise. Following on previous reports that Intel partnered with long-time rival AMD to integrate Radeon graphics straight into the next generation of Intel mobile CPU's, the iconic chip maker has announced that beyond this partnership, it has moved to target the high-end discrete GPU space as well.

Tech OnePlus 5T to skip wireless charging, CEO Pete Lau confirms
Author: 0 OnePlus 5T to skip wireless charging, CEO Pete Lau confirms

I saw some people talk about wireless charging after my headphone jack post , and wanted to add some thoughts into the conversation. OnePlus has been very open about the OnePlus 5T considering the phone hasn't been launched yet, and the latest official news is that it won't have wireless charging.

Author: 0 Ford India launches all new 2018 EcoSport; here's everything to know

The SUV rides on new 17-inch alloy wheels which are lighter and stiffer than the preceding model's. Book 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift now! In order to counter the challenge posed by contemporaries, Ford has put in a great deal to improve upon the EcoSport's looks and has added more features and given the petrol variant a new engine.

Tech Pixel 2 XL handsets now affected by display flashes upon unlock
Author: 0 Pixel 2 XL handsets now affected by display flashes upon unlock

But then again, the heavy trust placed on LG has resulted in some major controversies happening with the Pixel 2 and it is with the burn-in screen. Android Police adds that some Nexus 6P users who upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo recently are reporting similar screen flashing. Multiple other users also confirmed the solution works.

Tech Assassin's Creed Origins: Testing of the Gods started, Sales Figures
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins: Testing of the Gods started, Sales Figures

Ubisoft generated €466.2 million (around $540 million) in sales, which is way up from the €281.2 million they made in the first half of previous year. The remainder of sales are with mobile games and older platforms. What's more is that the amount of revenue that companies can make from the business model also seems to be growing.

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