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Apple set to expand Siri, taking different route from Amazon's Alexa

For example, from now you can tell Alexa , "remind me to give the cat a massive squishy hug on Friday at 4pm". We'll also cover how to get the update and when you can expect it to hit your device in the United Kingdom and other countries. The voice-powered virtual assistant, which powers Amazon's Echo speakers , can also now schedule reminders so you don't forget to take the trash out in the morning or pay your credit card bill, for instance. Read More

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Chrome gets ad blocker by default

Chrome gets ad blocker by default

Google's own sites will largely be unaffected by these new tools, but it's possible that other publishers that Google sells ads for as part of the "Google Display Network" will have to eliminate some of their ad inventory, said Scott Spencer, direct of product management at Google. Read More

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Isro's 'Fat Boy' to have maiden flight today

It is set to blast off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota . Currently, India has to take the help of foreign countries if it wants to launch communication satellites beyond 2.3 tonnes. The Indian space agency had flown a similar rocket without the cryogenic engine but with 3.7-tonne payload in 2014 mainly to test its structural stability while in flight and the aerodynamics. Read More

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Fidayeen attack foiled in Bandipora; 4 militants killed

Fidayeen attack foiled in Bandipora; 4 militants killed

Security forces have killed four terrorists in retaliatory fire in Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). "The very fast action shown by the CRPF in killing these four terrorist was absolutely fantastic". Terrorists reportedly opened fire at the camp from the open fields located nearby. "Four terrorists have been gunned down", Yogesh Kumar, Sub Inspector (CRPF) told media. Read More

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Samsung's about to launch a new version of the Galaxy S8

Samsung Electronics Co. said Friday its voice-activated assistant Bixby now mounted on Galaxy S8 smartphones can activate mobile banking services of Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, and KEB Hana Bank. If you have been wondering what the mystery is all about, it's all about the infamous Galaxy Note 7. Yes. Case in point, the Galaxy S8 + has a 6.2in display and it is by no means an oversized phone. Read More

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Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

Without Thompson hoarding extra possessions and the Warriors' defense holding Cleveland to just 34.9 percent shooting with 20 turnovers, the Cavs failed to crack the 100-point mark for the first time all postseason. "Trash", Thompson said Saturday of his zero-point, four-rebound night as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 113-91 to the Golden State Warriors . "I do a little Karate Kid-type balance drill on my pregame warmups that I got from KD and Steve Nash (a Warriors' development consultant)". Read More

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ESPN's Sarah Spain Breaks Down Game 1 of the NBA Finals

But Thompson is shooting just 36.6 percent from the floor in the playoffs after a 3-for-16 performance in Game 1 against the Cavaliers . "They capitalised. Again, it was during a fast break. "I'm just trying to play possession by possession", Thompson said. When your coach is calling the other team the best he's ever seen - after the first game of a best-of-seven series, no less -you know it's bad. Read More

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Theresa May Calls London Attacks As 'Potential Act Of Terrorism'

Police said there were reports of stabbings at a busy Borough Market nearby. Police believe they have killed all of the attackers, but an investigation into the network supporting the trio is ongoing. British PM Theresa May said the attack was being investigated as a potential terrorist incident . Police said six people died and 20 were injured in the attacks, while police shot dead three suspects. Read More

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UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks

According to an Opinium poll for the Observer newspaper, the lead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed to 6 percentage points. "What people will know when they go to vote on Thursday is that it is the Conservative Party that always has been and is and always will be a low-tax party", she said during a campaign stop. Read More

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Stevenson stops Fonfara in 2nd round in WBC title defense

Stevenson stops Fonfara in 2nd round in WBC title defense

In a rematch of their May 2014 title bout, Adonis Stevenson looks to defend his 175-pound world championship against Andrzej Fonfara on Saturday night at Montreal's Bell Centre ( Showtime, 9 p.m. With just over a minute in the opening round, Stevenson clubbed him with a hook, and Fonfara appeared to take it but eventually crumbled to his knee. Read More

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Expansion Golden Knights ready to make trades

Expansion Golden Knights ready to make trades

But not in the salary-cap era. As such, there are wrinkles we've never seen before. Teams can offer the Golden Knights a draft pick or other asset in return for staying away from a prospect or for selecting a big contract. “And were trying to find ways to accommodate each other. "Having no money on the books and being able to put the team together as we want is huge", McPhee said. Read More

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Sony To Shelve Xperia X Series

Sony To Shelve Xperia X Series

Sony's Xperia X Compact (Credit: Sam Rutherford/Tom's Guide) That's the word out of Sony's Investor Day this week, according to a report published by Xperia Blog . Sony Mobile has struggled to secure a dominant proportion of market share in recent years. Sony has not had the best of times in the smartphone industry recently and to ensure that it remains competitive in the business, the Japanese tech giant has some trimming work to do this 2017. Read More

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Trump's India Aid Jibe Likely to Hurt Indo-US Ties

I do believe we certainly have an impact. The air in Delhi is so bad you can taste and smell it. But new infrastructure connecting inland Indian mines to the coasts could change that math during the lifetime of the Carmichael mine. Odisha Thermal Power Corporation Ltd . was planning a 2,400-megawatt coal-based power plant, however plans came to a halt since the plant's coal supply plan was deemed insufficient. Read More

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LeBron says stopping Warriors' Durant will be tough

Curry had 10 assists and just two turnovers. Despite that , the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers have won 12 out of 14 postseason games this season. But the Cavaliers hurt themselves with 20 turnovers, tying an National Basketball Association record for a playoff or Finals game. "Just get focused on Game 2", James said. Read More

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Apple, Inc.'s App Store Downloads Are Soaring

The company announced it has passed $70 billion in developer payouts, up from $ 50 billion a year ago (after taking its commission). In preparation for the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple has recently rolled out the updated WWDC app with a bunch of curated video playlists, a new WWDC theme, and tonnes of interactive street maps. Read More

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Introduction to Xbox Game Pass

Introduction to Xbox Game Pass

Quick's Speedy Bunch, FortKnight's Fast Faction , and Salem's Sprint Squad . But now it is free with Xbox live gold. Players who have already subscribed for the EA Access membership can play Federation Internationale de Football Association 17 without having to purchase the game as long as they pay the monthly subscription charges. Read More

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Offensive YouTube Videos Will No Longer Make Money From Ads

Offensive YouTube Videos Will No Longer Make Money From Ads

The move was in response to an ad boycott after major brands found their ads embedded in - or appearing alongside - offensive videos ... The best thing YouTube can do in this circumstance is to take more care and attention to what content creators are saying and spend slightly less time appeasing advertisers to make sure that not only are topics which are ad-friendly straightened out so they don't affect other topics en masse, but also, clearly stipulate just what these rule changes will ... Read More

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Tim Cook: I asked Trump to stick with Paris climate deal

Am departing presidential councils. His office carries responsibility for the health not only of America's people and environment, but for the world's. Industry experts, including Mark Zuckerburg, Elon Musk, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, also voiced their concerns. Of course, we're going to keep working with our suppliers to help them do more to power their businesses with clean energy. Read More

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Adobe Launches New Scanning App With Text Recognition

Adobe Launches New Scanning App With Text Recognition

Be it a regular document, a receipt, a business card, an invitation, or simply text written on the wall of a gallery, Adobe Scan can trace the physical space of the content, render it and turn it into a digital PDF file. It automatically enhances and corrects the image using Sensei thus user does not need to worry about finer details such as correcting boundaries, cropping image, removing shadows, perspective correction and sharpening of text. Read More

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RCom gets 7-month reprieve to repay debt burden

RCom gets 7-month reprieve to repay debt burden

In granting the "standstill", the lenders have taken note of the "advanced stage of implementation of RCOM's strategic transformation programme" involving the two deals, the company said. Asked specifically on whether the lenders will look at converting some debt into equity, Ambani said that the banks are open to doing so if the debt reduction does not happen according to plan. Read More

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EVM hackathon challenge 'on', says EC

EVM hackathon challenge 'on', says EC

The HC has directed the poll panel to hold a full commission meeting and then inform the court if it wishes to go ahead with the challenge, which will see the NCP and the CPI-M participate. The proceedings would be judged by members of a technical committee that helps the EC evaluate the EVMs. A parallel EVM challenge has been called by the AAP tomorrow. Read More

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Shah Rukh Khan's week was quite a freaky one! Here's why

Shah Rukh Khan's week was quite a freaky one! Here's why

Luckily, Shah Rukh Khan was sitting in another corner discussing some scenes. The director has apparently flown off to NY for a recce and intends to finalise all the locations before the film goes on floors in March. "SRK's team had to field calls all day", a source told Mumbai Mirror . The shooting has been stalled for the time being and is expected to resume later this week. Read More

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China likely to gain as US withdraws from Paris agreement

Led by Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron , they have branded Trump's decision as misguided and vowed to defend an accord they consider crucial to the future of the planet. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the accord aimed at combating climate change , breaking with the overwhelming majority of the global community. Read More

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Riot Games announces they are franchising the NA LCS

Riot Games announces they are franchising the NA LCS

Additionally, franchising means that teams outside the league won't have a shot at making it into the NA LCS , barring some endemic esports teams from competing in the league . The Player Association is a great move, assuming it works. However, the most controversial change seems to be the addition of a $10 million buy-in price for teams to take part in the competition. Read More

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White House says it has granted 14 ethics waivers to staff

He regards his role as ensuring Trump gets the full picture and the best advice from his aides rather than interjecting his own opinions, one senior administration official said. Kushner failed to disclose meetings during the transition period with Russian officials and the head of a state-linked bank under US sanctions on forms used to obtain the clearance. Read More

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Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

Warriors smash Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

The game was close throughout the first half, with the Cavs only being down by 8 at the end of the first half, yet the Warriors pulled away nearly immediately to open the third quarter. Durant dominated early with dunks when the Cavs tried to silence 3-point sharpshooters, only to have Curry catch fire in a 13-0 run that opened the second half and put Cleveland down double digits for good. Read More

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Carrie Fisher featured on Vanity Fair cover for 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary

Carrie Fisher featured on Vanity Fair cover for 'Star Wars' 40th anniversary

In a Reddit AMA , Vanity Fair's David Kamp answered a few questions people may have had after reading his cover story on The Last Jedi . " Star Wars: The Last Jedi " is scheduled to reach American theaters on december 15. While he starts the movie in a coma and then recovering from his serious injuries, Finn spends much of the movie in an undisclosed quest with Resistance mechanic Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran . Read More

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