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Samsung Galaxy S9 duo to feature high-end dual rear camera system
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones are said to be powered by a chipset that is built on 10nm process. The report further reveals, other than featuring a larger display, the Galaxy S9 Plus will offer more RAM than the Galaxy S9. Another major difference between the phones is that only the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will come with a dual rear camera. The Galaxy S9 will still have a single rear camera just like this year's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Broadcom Considering Sweetened Qualcomm Bid: Sources
Broadcom has offered to pay $103 billion for Qualcomm, made up of $60 per share in cash and $10 per share of its own stock. Qualcomm's shareholders have indicated to Broadcom they expect at least $80 per share in order for Qualcomm to be sold, the sources said. Broadcom has made several requests for a meeting with Qualcomm since it unveiled its offer on Nov 6, the sources said.
Users Opting Mobile Payments Exceed 520 Million in China
The number of China's mobile wallet users has exceeded 520 million with combined payments of over USD 6 trillion, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's financial services affiliate said today. According to the People's Bank of China, Chinese banks dealt with 8.6 billion payments from mobile services in the second quarter of this year, up 40.5 percent from a year ago. The combined value of mobile payments jumped 33.8 percent to 39.2 trillion yuan. The growth came as user-friendly platforms such as WeChat Pay encourage online transactions.
PM Modi to inaugurate two-day Global Conference on 'Cyber Space' today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 5th Global Conference on 'Cyber Space', a two-day event, in the national capital on Thursday. The theme of the conference is 'Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. ' Representatives from around 124 countries and 33 Ministerial delegates from 31 countries, including Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe, will attend the conference. The conference is being organised to promote the importance of inclusiveness and human rights in global cyber policy.
Uber data hack exposes reliability of software storage services
The data breach at Uber Technologies Inc holds a lesson for software developers who use third-party services to store and share code: be careful what you share. Many companies are slow to remove login details for these storage services when developers leave. In 2014, hackers found a login key left in code that Uber's developers publicly posted on Github, resulting in the theft of data on 50,000 Uber drivers.
Black Friday 2017: Amazon India sale from November 24 on Global Store
In the US, Black Friday sale starts from midnight November 24, which will be tonight. Amazon India's Black Friday sale will be valid on the Global Store and the company is also hosting app contest for its India users. Amazon India users stand to win Rs 10,000 as Amazon Pay Balance if they participate in this 'Black Friday' app contest. Of course, the import duty means prices on Amazon Global Store will be higher for a lot of products.
Best premium mobiles under Rs 35,000: OnePlus 5T, Honor 8 Pro, and more
There are some fantastic options under Rs 35,000 that offers great experience and value. You won't find the iPhone X or Galaxy Note 8 in this list, but the OnePlus 5T and Honor 8 Pro have managed to secure the place. We have handpicked four smartphones that are priced below Rs 35,000, which are worth considering. Why should you want this: If you want the most powerful smartphone, non-controversial phone in its class, OnePlus 5T is the one.
NASA Drone Race: Human Pilot Emerges Faster Than AI
In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced. The scientists raced drones controlled by AI against a professional human pilot on October 12 to put their work to the test. The results declared this week showed that world-class drone pilot Ken Loo averaged 11.1 seconds, compared to the autonomous drones, which averaged 13.9 seconds.
Tata Nano to come in an electric variant called the Jayem Neo; could join the Ola Cabs fleet
In a report by the Financial Express, the electric vehicle version of Tata Nano would become a part of the fleet by the end of this month. The bodyshell of the electric version of Tata Nano would be given to Jayem Automotives, who would provide the electric parts for the automobile. It has been reported that the electric version would be not be named the Tata Nano, rather it would be called the Jayem Neo.
Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors
Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones. The global trend is towards a 'cashless society' as it is more convenient and there is proof of transaction. The QR code system would be most practical in Thailand as less investment is needed on behalf of vendors, Somsak Khaosuwan, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, told Reuters.
Hearings in Infosys vs Rajiv Bansal case to begin in December
The first hearing in the arbitration proceedings between Infosys and its former CFO Rajiv Bansal is scheduled in December in Bengaluru. Bansal had invoked his rights to an arbitral tribunal early this year on the issue of Infosys holding back a substantial portion of his severance pay. Law firm Indus Law is representing Bansal, and Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is Infosys' counsel. Infosys then said that the agreement with Bansal had provided for non-compete obligations, as also other rights and obligations.
OnePlus AMA: Here's why OnePlus 5T does not have a QHD display, dual speakers
OnePlus recently held an AMA on their forums and revealed the OnePlus 5 will not be getting a Face Unlock feature like the OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus AMA included co-founder Carl Pei as well, and the company also gave out some in-depth information around the new OnePlus 5T. OnePlus also confirmed the OnePlus 5T has a notification LED, which is approximately in the same place as the OnePlus 5 and they have not removed this feature just because of the bigger display.
Honor V10's leaked image shows bezel-less display with curved glass on top
Honor V10 will first get unveiled in China on November 28, ahead of the global launch. Now, the publication Playfuldroid has collected a picture of the alleged Honor V10 from the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo. On the right side of the alleged Honor V10, you can see the presence of the power button and the volume rocker. It is worth noting, this new leaked picture looks almost identical to the images of the Honor V10 we have seen listed on TENAA.
Driverless buses in Singapore 'by 2022'
Singapore plans to introduce driverless buses on its public roads by 2022. The government says they will be piloted in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses. The buses will be used to help residents travel in their communities, and to nearby train and bus stations. Densely-populated Singapore hopes driverless technology will help the country manage its land constraints and manpower shortages. At least 10 companies are currently testing driverless car technology in Singapore, Mr Khaw added.
YouTube Steps up Takedowns as Concerns About Kids' Videos Grow
These latest enforcement changes will take shape over the weeks and months ahead as we work to tackle this evolving challenge. A forum on the Reddit internet platform dubbed ElsaGate, based on the Walt Disney princess, also became a repository of problematic videos. YouTube's Wright cited a growing trend around content on YouTube that attempts to pass as family-friendly, but is clearly not for the new efforts to remove them from YouTube.
Uber Says it Will Cooperate With Data Breach Probes
Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that it has been in touch with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and several states to discuss a hack last year that exposed data on millions of customers and drivers, the latest scandal to rock the ride-hailing firm. We've been in touch with several state Attorney General Offices and the FTC to discuss this issue, and we stand ready to cooperate with them going forward, an Uber spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

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