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Mobile throttling threshold raised to 50GB as "unlimited" war rages


Once you enter a new billing cycle, your usage resets and your data usage will stop being deprioritized until you hit 50GB in a single cycle again. To make matters worse, many of these plans have additional caveats. Oh, there are still limits, of course, but Tmo isn't alone there. Ever since smartphones began demanding more data, smartphone providers had no choice but to implement a soft data cap or deprioritize heavy data users in favor of those who use less data. Read More »

On Aung San Suu Kyi


Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi today for the first time addressed the situation in Rakhine amid the growing worldwide criticism following ethnic cleansing that forced more than 400,000 minority Rohingya Muslims from the country. Read More »

Jaitley launches Google's payments app for India 'Tez'


India is clearly moving a step closer towards becoming a cashless economy, thanks to Unified Payment Interface ( UPI ). Tez has a daily transaction limit of Rs 1,00,000 like all UPI apps and up to 20 transfers in a day. Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley who has been very vocal about the usage of digital payment modes in India, himself launched the application with the vision of fastening India's digital growth, just as the name suggests. Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3: what the new release will offer fitness fans


It is priced at $399 for the watch with cellular connectivity and $329 without it. Swatch Group AG shares fell as much as 3.2% on concern Switzerland's largest watchmaker will face more competition from the latest version of the Apple Watch, which can make calls and send messages without requiring a mobile phone. Read More »

Xiaomi Launches MacBook Pro killer - the Mi Notebook Pro


The new generation Mi Notebook Pro brings a lot of eye catchy features including narrow bezel display and more which looks exactly the same like the Macbook Pro laptops. "The display is 15.6" with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. These modifications are used 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory on the SSD device. This notebook fingerprint scanner is located on the top right corner of the touchpad. Read More »

Facebook Meets the Danger of Automation: Russian Political Ads


It said it had discovered that the $100,000 had been used to buy roughly 3,000 ads connected to 470 accounts all "likely" associated with each other and operated out of Russian Federation. Although Facebook did not give examples of the ads, issue-oriented ads may not violate the Federal Election Campaign Act , which forbids foreign nationals from funding election-related activities. Read More »

Huawei unveils mobile AI computing platform


Huawei has openly proclaimed that its newest chips will be more powerful than the upcoming iPhones which will release a month from now. The company claimed that mobile devices powered by the Kirin 970 will be able to "truly know and understand their users", supporting real-time image recognition, voice interaction and intelligent photography easily. Read More »

Next stop Earth for NASA's space champ


She performed her 10th spacewalk , more than any other woman. Whitson, 57, finished an extended stay of over nine months aboard the International Space Station , a $100 billion (USD) research laboratory that flies about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth. Read More »

Everything you might have missed from Nintendo's "Nindies" Switch Direct


Unofficial transcriptions of what Suda was really saying appeared online afterward, giving way more details about the Switch game than we English speakers got during the actual presentation stream. The first game that Nintendo unveiled is Super Meat Boy's sequel. The premise is simple: find the game that your mother hid from you in each room of the house. Read More »

Apple (AAPL) Stock Soars To All-Time High Ahead Of September Launch Event


According to the most recent leak reported by WCCFTECH , the newest leak on Apple's iPhone 8 has something to do with the motherboard. The New York Times is reporting that the latest iPhone will start at a price of $999 (£780). A new patent from the company describes how it may do this. If true this would be the biggest change in iPhone design since the launch of the device in 2007. Read More »

France And Austria Seek To Fight Labour Dumping In The EU


Macron embarked Wednesday on a three-day diplomatic blitz through Austria, Romania and Bulgaria to drum up support for his ambitious plan to reform the directive at a summit in October. Austria has seen the number of posted workers rise from around 106,000 in 2014 to 166,490 in 2016 in a workforce of four million, according to the Vienna-based research institute L&R Sozialforschung. Read More »

An Outlook At The Reasons Why Verizon Terminated Its Unlimited Data Plan


AT&T's more expensive plan, called Unlimited Plus, starts at $90 and goes up to $185. To sum up what's happening, everyone on Unlimited is going to have a throttled video experience, because even though Verizon continues to tout its LTE network as the best in the U.S., it can't help but limit its customers to something less than ideal. Read More »

Kenya protest: Violence follows re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta


Speaking at the weekend, Odinga promised to announce his next move on Tuesday. After two elections in 2007 and 2013 in which the outcome was rejected by the opposition, and against a background of vote manipulation that stretches back to the years of one-party rule, has Kenya finally, in Chebukati's words, joined the "family of mature democracies that are able to conduct and deliver credible and fair elections"? That rift predates the country's independence in 1963, and some worry that ... Read More »

Major Uber investor sues former CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud


In a blockbuster lawsuit, Uber Technologies Inc. investor Benchmark Capital today sued embattled former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick for fraud and breach of contract and fiduciary duty. According to a change voted on by shareholders in June 2016, the three extra board seats were to be appointed by Kalanick alone, and when he resigned as CEO, losing the CEO's designated seat on the board, he simply appointed himself to one of the three open seats, and the other two remain unfilled. Read More »

HBO hackers leak Game Of Thrones episode 5 script and demand ransom

HBO doesn't believe the hackers represented by "Mr. Smith" possess actual episodes of Thrones , although they have threatened to release episodes of other series with their " HBO is Falling" logo superimposed. Alongside the video, the hackers posted 3.4 gigabytes of files, including draft scripts from five upcoming Game of Thrones episodes and emails sent from HBO's vice president for film programming, Leslie Cohen. Read More »

Avid skywatchers to see partial lunar eclipse tonight

Star-gazers in the Arab world should keep their eyes peeled on Monday (August 7) for a partial lunar eclipse , which will be visible from 7.50pm to 11.21pm GST. The eclipse will travel faster than the speed of sound, crossing the entire United States in roughly 90 minutes. Eclipses happen about twice a year, but this one is different. Read More »

Latvia to see partial lunar eclipse next week


The penumbral phase will start over Qatar sky at 6:50pm Doha local time and the partial phase will be start at 8:23pm. An eclipse of the moon, of which partial phase was in India, had occurred on April 4, 2015. Most regions in South and East Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia will also be able to see the event. The partial eclipse will reach its peak at 1822 GMT. Read More »

Next month's eclipse visible in WNY


Government aircraft will be dispatched to follow the eclipse and take infrared measurements to determine the solar corona's magnetism and thermal structure. We can observe the total eclipse if we are the roughly 70-mile-wide path away from the OR to the SC. The moon orbits the earth. Q: What will traffic be like on the day of the eclipse? IL is just one of 14 states that will witness the total solar eclipse . Read More »

Your Facebook Messenger Home Screen Will Display Ads Soon


The social media firm said a small percentage of people will begin to see ads in their Messenger Home tab towards the end of this month. The ads themselves are as intrusive as they possibly could be. The move brings opportunities to marketing pros, but many users are groaning over the upcoming feature. As one of the biggest services in the world, Messenger gives advertisers an enormous global billboard to pitch their products on. Read More »

Senate Health Care Reform Bill Just as "Mean" as the House Version


Republicans were critical of CBO estimates on the House version, and had been laying the groundwork to again criticize the budget office as they awaited the new score. As one of five Republican senators that announced opposition to the bill in its current form, Paul said he would consider voting for partial repeal of Obamacare, if there's a stalemate, but argued the Senate bill "isn't anywhere close to repeal". Read More »

Xbox One X will not generate profits for Microsoft

Games play better on Xbox One X . The world's most powerful console begins rolling out to all Xbox One markets starting on November 7 . "So, you're taking a loss?" In addition, the system is rumored to be powerful enough and capable of utilizing virtual reality technologies. Read More »

The Root Goes to the BET Awards and Tries to Look Cool

Mary J. Blige , French Montana , Chris Brown , Lil Wayne , Bruno Mars , DJ Khaled , Big Sean and others are set to perform during the ceremony. Online viewers can log in to the BET Awards Twitter page for a special backstage live stream at 8:30 pm ET along with updates of the night's big winners. Read More »

Military plane flips on its top at Dayton Air Show


Staff Sgt. Tabatha McCarthy with the Air Force Thunderbirds public relations office says There was a "mishap" while a plane was on the ground. 'Upon landing there was a mishap at the Dayton International Airport with an F-16D Fighting Falcon at approximately 12:20pm. Read More »

Severe storm warning issued for SW Crawford County


The second severe storm moved into the metro area from the west shortly after 7:00 p.m. The stronger storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail. -Baltimore region. A few of the storms we see could become strong to severe. Some isolated showers will stick around for the morning commute Monday along with areas of patchy haze and fog. Read More »

Public Protector must release Gupta reports

Absa paid for the SARB assistance to Bankorp and did not benefit therefrom". "We will continue to honour our constitutional mandate and the trust placed in us by the South African society". "Absa did not make a provision in its accounts for the repayment of the interest on the SARB loan to Bankorp because no such liability to repay interest existed", they said. Read More »

Apple Now Allows Users to Tip with In-App Purchases

App names are now limited to 30 characters - down from 50 - and these shortened titles can now be supplemented with a subtitle. Putting aside the fact that there are dozens of free alternatives (and Apple plans to add QR code scanning to its camera in iOS 11 ), a free trial doesn't sound so bad, right? According to a statement issued by Zhihu, after the update of the iOS3.5.3 version app, the tipping feature will be connected to Apple's in-app purchase mechanism, and Apple will take ... Read More »

Plane lands safely in Sydney with hole in engine casing


Photos of the aircraft on the ground show a large hole in one of the engine inlets. Audio, purported to be of the pilot's emergency call to Sydney Air Traffic Control, has emerged on social media. The reports did not say how many passengers were on board. Oh, I was scared. 'I was scared. Yes, I was really scared. All passengers were unharmed in the impromptu landing, and the carrier is now investigating the incident. Read More »

Apple Introduces The HomePod Speaker and Home Assistant


It'll act as a wireless speaker, so you'll be able to blast whatever music you want from your phone to HomePod using Apple's AirPlay technology . Shipments of intelligent home speakers surged almost 600 per cent year-over-year to 4.2 million units in the fourth quarter, with Amazon taking about 88 per cent share and Google 10 percent, according to consultant Strategy Analytics. Read More »

Apple Refreshes the Entire MacBook Line Up, and I'm Pissed


Apple unveiled the iMac Pro on Monday, saying it's the most powerful Mac ever made. As is the norm for the iMac line, the displays really stand out. It also automatically blocks those annoying autoplay ads and prevents advertisements from tracking you across the web - features we've been hoping would be standard in browsers for a while now. Read More »

Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore


She made the statement on Wednesday during meetings in Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . "It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations", Haley stated. Haley made waves on Tuesday with an impassioned speech in Geneva, in which she threatened that the USA might withdraw from the Human Rights Council if reforms aren't made to "reestablish the Council's legitimacy". Read More »

OECD upgrades global economic outlook, export growth lifts Japan


The group also sees a potential red flag in housing markets because prices in some countries have risen to levels that have in the past preceded busts. The OECD's warnings come a week after the International Monetary Fund said a further tightening of macro-prudential and tax-based measures to mitigate speculative and investment activity should be considered. Read More »

Report of multiple casualties in incident on London Bridge

A witness told the BBC she saw a speeding white van veering into pedestrians. Describing what appeared to be canisters strapped to the man's chest, he said: "The first sight at thought it wasn't anything real, it didn't look real to me but I'm not like the person who could honestly say if they were real or not because I have no experience". Read More »

Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time


Three billion years ago, in a third of a second , two black holes crashed into each other and merged into a single entity, converting two solar masses into energy that shook the fabric of spacetime, sending gravitational ripples across the universe that were detected on Earth last January, researchers announced Thursday. Read More »

Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget


Mulvaney said the food stamps stamps and other programs aimed at helping the poor "spiked" during the last recession, but did not shrink afterward "as we expected them to". USA economic growth will average only about 1.9 per cent over the next 10 years, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . "The budget will not pass in its current state, but people will keep an eye on any sort of indication of corporate tax reform as well as infrastructure spending", said Nadia ... Read More »