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Finland Stops Experiment on Paying Universal Basic Income - Social Agency

Finland Stops Experiment on Paying Universal Basic Income - Social Agency In Suomi chose to stop to pay to citizens an unconditional income. A study released earlier this year by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found income tax would have to increase by almost 30% to fund a basic income and argued that a universal credit system, similar to the one being introduced by the United Kingdom, would cut Finland's poverty rate more effe... [Full Article...]

Hack Your Nintendo Switch and ALL NVIDIA Tegra X1 Processors

Hack Your Nintendo Switch and ALL NVIDIA Tegra X1 Processors Hacker Katherine Temkin and the folks at ReSwitched have published a Nintendo Switch exploit. Again, since the exploit occurs at the hardware level, there's nearly no way that Nintendo can prevent users from hacking their Switch consoles . [Full Article...]

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 Active spotted with Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM

Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 Active spotted with Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM Several reports of disappointing sales have popped up in the month and a half since the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were released. After the launch, the Galaxy S9 Mini was spotted online and now a new report from Ready Tricks suggests that the South Korean giant is also looking to unveil the Galaxy S9 Active in the coming weeks. [Full Article...]

Sanju teaser proves why Rajkumar Hirani is the best storyteller

Sanju teaser proves why Rajkumar Hirani is the best storyteller He said that his biopic will be a "very existential kind of a film". So much so that at the launch of the teaser , where Sanjay sent his video message, he joked that Rajkumar Hirani (the director of the film) shouldn't cast Ranbir for the next Munna Bhai film - that's the character of a loveable goon that Dutt has played to huge critical acclaim and commercial success in two films. [Full Article...]

Apple Seeks Reduction in Price of OLED Panels Supplied by Samsung

Apple Seeks Reduction in Price of OLED Panels Supplied by Samsung It indirectly means that he again confirms the already leaked tagline " iPhone X is dead" to its investors. According to data collected in a survey by research group Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), more people in the United States prefer buying the regular iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus than spend a fortune getting the "ultra-premium" iPhone X . [Full Article...]

Nokia X6 expected to be launched this April 27 with these features

Nokia X6 expected to be launched this April 27 with these features Both are likely to model the original Nokia X that was launched back in 2014. Now the first official-looking press renders of the X6 have been outed in China, and by looking at them you have certainly noticed that it is wearing a dreaded notch on the front. [Full Article...]

BS Yeddyurappa has more battles to win within BJP than outside

BS Yeddyurappa has more battles to win within BJP than outside He has been campaigning in the constituency for over a fortnight now, and even had rented a house there. The deadline to file nomination papers for the 12 May Karnataka assembly election expires Tuesday, but the BJP is yet to announce its candidate for Varuna, represented by Siddaramaiah since 2008. [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils Program to Replace Some MacBook Pro Batteries for Free

Apple Unveils Program to Replace Some MacBook Pro Batteries for Free If anybody happened to pick up one of Apple's newer 2016 or 2017 13-inch MacBook Pros, then you may be able to get a free battery replacement. According to digitaltrends.com , owners of the affected MacBook Pros can choose from one of three options: visit an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment with a local Apple Retail Store or ship the MacBook Pro to an Apple Repair Center. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 6X (Mi A2) teased in images again before upcoming launch

The smartphone is said to come with MIUI skin, while the Indian version of the device, aka Mi A2 will likely come with stock Android, similar to that of the Mi A1. Though India won't be getting any device with the name Mi 6X, we might get it Android One version under the Mi A2 moniker. As mentioned earlier the phone has 3 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage va... [Full Article...]

Twitter updates user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

Twitter updates user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws The General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ) deadline is now just one month away - 25 May - and the association's group head of industry policy liaison argued that, while GDPR should not be looked at in isolation of MiFID II and the Data Protection Act, advisers are particularly struggling with the definition of personal data. [Full Article...]

Amazon is building a domestic robot, report says

Amazon is building a domestic robot, report says The firm is reportedly still in the process of hiring "dozens" of people to work on the product, but it hopes to begin testing it in Amazon employees' homes later this year. There is also speculation based on recent advances in artificial intelligence and voice activation. It is unclear if this image is the real deal, but its design does seem to be in line with other Amazon products that have be... [Full Article...]

Microsoft And Discord Partner For Xbox Live Integration

Microsoft And Discord Partner For Xbox Live Integration It's not clear when the option will arrive on the Discord app on desktop or mobile, though. Microsoft will be partnering with Discord in order to connect it to Xbox Live . If you want to link your account on PC the way to do it is similar. Once you do this, you will receive a code on your Xbox that needs to be plugged into your Discord account through the Connections tab in the app. [Full Article...]

Stocks show little movement early; 10-year Treasury yield nears 3%

Stocks show little movement early; 10-year Treasury yield nears 3% The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to 24,448. The NASDAQ Composite closed lower for a third day, pressed by losses in Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet (Google's Parent). The Philadelphia Semiconductor index.SOX was down 1.2 percent and was on track for its fourth straight session of declines on concerns of slowing smartphone demand. [Full Article...]

Wolfenstein 2 for Switch has a release date

Wolfenstein 2 for Switch has a release date The New Colossus debuted in October past year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. That summer release date might surprise a few folks, as previously, we only had a very nebulous 2018 release window to work with. Much like DOOM , this port is handled by Panic Button Games who did a fantastic job on id Software's spectacular reboot. It's nice to see Bethesda throwing a lot of support behind the ... [Full Article...]

Facebook says it removed, flagged 1.9 million terror-related content in 2018

Facebook says it removed, flagged 1.9 million terror-related content in 2018 If any content seeks to achieve individual or group goals through violence, the website flags it as terrorist content. To keep up with changes in language and behaviors, the guidelines are updated regularly. The company has faced backlash in the past over how hard it is to get in touch with Facebook to explain to them that a takedown was perhaps a little harsh. [Full Article...]

To-play battle royale shooter H1Z1 is coming to PS4 next month

To-play battle royale shooter H1Z1 is coming to PS4 next month The H1Z1 HUD has been simplified, but the biggest change is that the game doesn't feature a crafting system on PS4. "Whether it's enough to draw those crowds back to Daybreak and the progenitor of battle royale games is a different story, but H1Z1 deserves a lot of credit for the strides it's taken towards polishing an inherently rough and ready genre". [Full Article...]

Spotify improves free mobile listening with on-demand tracks

Spotify improves free mobile listening with on-demand tracks At an event in New York City on Tuesday morning, Spotify announced a new version of its mobile app for free users. Users will be able to listen to those songs whenever they want, and however many times they want, and Spotify says that the playlists will be based on users' personal tastes. [Full Article...]

Groups, 120Hz refresh rate, and more coming in May Xbox Update

Groups, 120Hz refresh rate, and more coming in May Xbox Update According to a new report from Microsoft specialized blog Thurrott, "another iteration of the Xbox"(Xbox One X 2) is now in the making, although it is said to be "still several years away". Last month, we added a new sharing feature that helps gamers upload their captured screenshots and videos directly to Twitter . While Xbox does offer up parental controls and family settings, they are now ... [Full Article...]

Price, specifications, and more

Price, specifications, and more The handset has been launched alongside the P20 Lite . To recall, both the smartphones were originally showcased globally in March 2018. Here are some frequently asked questions & their answers , and pros, cons of the Huawei P20 Pro. The rear cameras support autofocus (laser, deep focus, phase focus and contrast focus). Question: What is the battery size on the Huawei P20 Pro? . [Full Article...]

Tech firms don't care about users' data, says Cambridge Analytica researcher

Tech firms don't care about users' data, says Cambridge Analytica researcher We have reached to the American University researcher and will update if we hear back. "And it's been changed in particular because I think that core idea that we had - that everybody knows and nobody cares - was fundamentally flawed". In the wake of mass media criticism, the loss of $80 worth of revenue and two days of questioning by the United States Congress , Facebook has made some steps to... [Full Article...]


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