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Wattpad’s storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service
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 Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories – including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked – is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application. The option, called Wattpad Premium, will remove the ads from Wattpad’s otherwise free app – a […]

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Ziox Mobiles announces its ‘Pocket DJ’ feature phone – Starz Rocker priced at Rs 1100/-
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Ziox Mobiles, under the aegis of Sun Airvoice Private Limited, one of the fastest growing mobile handset brands announces the launch of its newest feature phone ‘Starz Rocker’ an ideal addition to the festive mood. Paired with 1650mAh biggest battery in its segment and exceptional sound quality with BIG Speaker, every pocket will have a DJ now!  The Dual Sim […]

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Mafe Mobile Launches Shine M815 4G Smartphone For Rs 4,999
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As a follow-up to budget smartphones M820 and M810, Mafe Mobile has announced the launch of its yet another 4G smartphone in the budget friendly price range, dubbed as Shine M815. Priced at Rs 4,999, the dual SIM smartphone is equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery which is claimed to offer over 15 hours of […]

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Intel says its computer chips will accelerate AI revolution     – CNET
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Artificial intelligence lets phones understand your voice and Google spot your pets. Nervana chips will make AI 100 times faster, Intel says.

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Call of Duty WWII ads are funny (in several countries)     – CNET
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Commentary: No scenes of mayhem, just an appeal to camaraderie. And look at the different characters for different countries.

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After boycott, Twitter targets 'creep shots,' hate symbols     – CNET
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Twitter emails its Trust and Safety Council about how the company will tackle abusive behavior after a protest prompted the CEO to promise change.

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Microsoft finally pledges to update Halo: Master Chief Collection… next year
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Enlarge / We really, really hope 343 pulls off 60 frames-per-second split-screen combat in 4K with this anthology’s long-awaited Xbox One X patches. (credit: 343 Industries) In 2014, the Halo: Master Chief Collection anthology launched as a much-needed lineup filler for the struggling Xbox One. But fans’ hopes of a lovely, 1080p collection of four […]

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Intel proposes a mathematical formula for self-driving car safety
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As autonomous vehicles become a part of the landscape, there are more questions than ever about their safety, and how to determine responsibility when they get in an accident. With so many companies (Alphabet, Uber, GM, Tesla and Ford — just to name…

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Homeland Security tells federal agencies to secure email now!     – CNET
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They’ve got 90 days to roll out an email validation system that should help protect against spoofed emails and phishing attacks.

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