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Kerala Protests Against Elimination of LPG Subsidy

Kerala Protests Against Elimination of LPG Subsidy Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the AITC, P K Sreemathi Teacher of the CPI (M) and N K Premachandran of the RSP also pressed for immediate withdrawal of the decision, saying that it would deal a severe blow to the poor, especially women. Now the LPG prices can be deregulated in around two years. Once LPG subsidy is eliminated, the only other sensitive petroleum product that will continue to get subsidy w... [Full Article...]

Facebook working on an Android-based video chat device

Facebook working on an Android-based video chat device All of these are said to be powered by Facebook's artificial intelligence, thus allowing for much better performance than the competition. Instead of building its own operating system, Bloomberg notes that Facebook is considering using Android. [Full Article...]

Opel Is Now Officially Part Of The PSA Group

Opel Is Now Officially Part Of The PSA Group Its largest shareholders remain the Peugeot family, the French government, and Chinese automaker Dongfeng, each of which holds 13.68 percent in the company. In March, PSA agreed to buy Opel from General Motors and earlier this month the European Commission approved the acquisition after concluding that the transaction would raise no competition concerns. [Full Article...]

European Pokemon Go Events Postponed

European Pokemon Go Events Postponed Trainers that might have questions regarding the Safari Zone events should visit the help center . Niantic also revealed that the events that are planned outside of Europe, such as the planned " Safari Zone " event in Japan on August 14, will still be taking place without delay . [Full Article...]

Green Day, Alessia Cara, Stevie Wonder heading to Global Citizen Festival

Green Day, Alessia Cara, Stevie Wonder heading to Global Citizen Festival The Global Citizen Festival has continued to expand since its inaugural event in 2012, with Hamburg, Germany hosting an iteration with Shakira, Coldplay and Pharrell Williams during the G20 summit. Each action earns points, and those points can be redeemed for a chance to win tickets to this year's FESTIVAL. With his bulging Rolodex of worldwide contacts, Martin has been instrumental i... [Full Article...]

Apple Sales Rise, Pushed by Sales of iPads and Macs

Apple Sales Rise, Pushed by Sales of iPads and Macs Guidant Wealth Advisors' holdings in Apple were worth $197,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the company. The demand for these concessions could delay further the plans of Apple to penetrate the market in India , which has become the third largest for smartphones behind just the US and China, but where Apple holds just a ... [Full Article...]

Native Ad Blocker For Chrome On Android Spotted In Developer Build

Native Ad Blocker For Chrome On Android Spotted In Developer Build The new ad blocker is surprisingly the default setting for the latest Chrome build, making it clear that Google is preparing to wage war against bad mobile ads, or at least against third-party ad blocking software that has become popular in the last decade. [Full Article...]

Mustang GT's Quiet Mode Inspired By Ford Engineer's Grouchy Neighbors

Mustang GT's Quiet Mode Inspired By Ford Engineer's Grouchy Neighbors The new 2018 Mustang GT will be available with an optional active exhaust system, which can be quiet when it needs to be but open up and let the V-8 growl when you want it to. "It sounds so cool, but I thought, there has to be a way to give people more control over the engine's sound". The 2018 Ford Mustang goes on sale in October. [Full Article...]

Resident Evil Revelations Launching On Nintendo Switch Before 2018

Resident Evil Revelations Launching On Nintendo Switch Before 2018 Both titles can also be downloaded individually from the Switch eShop for $19.99. With Street Fighter's success now in the books, Capcom has chose to continue supporting the Switch with the Resident Evil Revelations Collection. For veteran Raid Mode players, a newly remixed stage called The Ghost Ship: Chaos has been added to push you and your characters to the limit against powerful enemi... [Full Article...]

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus Officially Launched in Germany

The more capable member of the duo, Motorola Moto G5S Plus is built around the same 5.5” screen of Full HD resolution as on the Moto G5 Plus. The Moto G5S is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, which Motorola claims will last all day long, and can be recharged using TurboPower . [Full Article...]

Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves?

Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves? Suicide-related internet searchers were 19 percent higher in the 19 days following the show's debut, which translated into 900,000 to 1.5 million more searches than expected, said the authors. "These problems are exacerbated because online media exists forever, meaning more people are being exposed to the series' potential harms even now", added Eric Leas, a recent graduate of the SDSU j... [Full Article...]

Sony Music Revenue, Operating Income Up Double Digits In First Quarter

Sony Music Revenue, Operating Income Up Double Digits In First Quarter Sony has confirmed that it is raising the price of PlayStation Plus, its subscription programme which enables PlayStation 4 online multiplayer access, cloud save storage and offers free-to-download games each month, with the annual membership fee jumping a quarter to £49.99 in the UK. [Full Article...]

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will offer some seriously fast data speeds

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will offer some seriously fast data speeds This modem of Samsung comes with Cat.18 6CA ( Carrier aggregation ) technology which can provide up to 1.2 Gbps downloading speeds. The new system combines up to six frequencies rather than five and will offer more stable data transfers, Samsung says. [Full Article...]

Monster Hunter Stories Release Date Revealed

Monster Hunter Stories Release Date Revealed The title features a much more colorful art style than previous installments and puts players in the role of a Monster Rider. You can see some of this at work in the trailer that was just released, featuring a lively world full of characters with personality as well as new anime-styled characters looking for monster eggs and investigating the world of monsters in general. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black Launched In India For Rs 39990

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black Launched In India For Rs 39990 The KEYone runs Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box and also comes with BlackBerry's DTEK security app and BlackBerry Hub apart from the usual software customisations. Instead, it will focus exclusively on software, something that it is already very good at. It features a physical QWERTY keyboard and comes with BlackBerry's suite of productivity apps. [Full Article...]

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Registers Third-Highest Peak Player Count on Steam

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Registers Third-Highest Peak Player Count on Steam There are about 500,000 concurrent players which is an insanely huge amount of players for a game like this. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has sold over six million copies since its Early Access release in March. Yesterday, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds reached it's highest all-time peak player count yet, and at 481,291, it's the highest peak for a non-Valve game on Steam . [Full Article...]

After Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular To Launch Cheap Smartphones in India

After Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular To Launch Cheap Smartphones in India For a similar price of Rs 349 Vodafone is offering 1GB per day and unlimited voice calls on all handsets for a validity of 28 days, which amounts to 28GB of data. Reliance Jio's offerings over the previous year have taken the Indian telecom industry by storm. The telecom TRAI, the watchdog, has supported net neutrality and has undertaken a consultative process. [Full Article...]

Masked militants loot Rs 5 lakh from J&K Bank

Masked militants loot Rs 5 lakh from J&K Bank Earlier, Jammu-Kashmir Police arrested a Uttar Pradesh native, identified as Sandeep Kumar Sharma, for allegedly helping fund Lashkar-e-Taiba's terror activities by looting banks and ATMs in the Valley. Police said they used CCTV footage to establish the link between the accused and the Hizbul Mujahideen. During the past over six months, bank and Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) robbery has witnes... [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy XV Update 1.13 Now Live, Here Are the Patch Notes

Final Fantasy XV Update 1.13 Now Live, Here Are the Patch Notes This month's update, aptly titled the July update, adds a few new things into the game for players to enjoy, with the biggest of them being the Magitek Exosuits . Final Fantasy 15 is a game in a constant state of change and evolution. The limited time content "Moogle Chocobo Carnival" returns . January's Moogle Chocobo Carnival event has also been reopened for an unknown period of time. [Full Article...]

Nokia 8 Engineering Machine Pops Up Online, Priced At 4500 Yuan ($660)

Nokia 8 Engineering Machine Pops Up Online, Priced At 4500 Yuan ($660) Both the Apple and Samsung offering make up over 79% of the premium smartphone market and for retailers to range a new model up along these $1,000+ smartphones the product must have brand clout and an excellent reputation and this is what the Nokia phones lack. [Full Article...]


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