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Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/21/2019 02:53
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep underwater are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar out of their banks. Together, these tools are putting detailed information to use in real time, enabling emergency managers and people at risk to make decisions that can save lives and property, said Kristie Franz, associate professor of geological and atmospheric sciences at Iowa State University. The cost of this technology is coming down even as disaster recovery becomes more expensive, so “anything we can do to reduce the costs of these flo.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/21/2019 02:19
Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information. EmCare Inc. said on April 20, that an unauthorised third party gained access to the information through employee email accounts. The company said that it learned Feb. 19 that the breach exposed names, dates of birth and Social Security and driver-license numbers for some patients, employees and contractors. Company representative Aliese Polk said the breached employee email accounts contained personal information on fewer than 60,000 people, including about 31,000 patients. The company, based in Plantation, Florida, says it doesn’t know if the personal inf.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/21/2019 01:49
After teasing the handset, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has revealed that the company will announce the date of the OnePlus announcement on Tuesday. He hasn’t explicitly stated what the event announcement will entail but in all probability, it will be regarding the brand’s 2019 smartphone line-up. Stay tuned next Tuesday for our launch event announcement ? — Pete Lau (@petelau2007) April 19, 2019. OnePlus is rumoured to announce the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro and a 5G capable handset on May 14. If the leaks about the lower-end model are true, then the OnePlus 7 will look strikingly similar to the OnePlus 6T while the Pro version will come with curved edges and a notchless display. The OnePlus 7 Pro will feature a pop-up selfie camera unlike the OnePlu.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/21/2019 01:49
The small list of states that allow either texting while driving or hand-held cellphone use is shrinking after the Arizona House on April 18, overwhelmingly approved a cellphone use ban and sent it to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey for his expected signature. Arizona, Missouri and Montana had been the only three states that hadn’t banned texting while driving.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/21/2019 00:53
Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Friday it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin, days after the US state’s governor said he wanted to renegotiate the deal. Democratic Governor Tony Evers, who inherited a deal to give Foxconn USD 4 billion in tax breaks and other incentives when he took office in January, said on Wednesday he wanted renegotiation because the firm is not expected to reach its job creation goals for the state. Foxconn’s proposed 20-million-square-foot Wisconsin campus, announced at a White House ceremony in 2017, marks the largest greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in US history and was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive Amer.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 14:59
In October 2015, Ariel Khawaja traveled to Cozumel, Mexico, to say “I do” before a group of 55 wedding guests. Three years later she corralled her two best friends to stand beside her in Las Vegas as she said two other magic words: “I don’t.”Anchoring the trip around a Drake concert, the 28-year-old, who works in real estate, filled her week with gambling, clubbing at the ritzy 1 OAK, partying poolside at Wet Republic—a day club at the MGM Grand—and otherwise recharging. If the Hangover film franchise cemented Las Vegas’s reputation as the ultimate bachelor-party town, Khawaja and other fun-loving travelers are helping establish it as the opposite: the perfect destination for a divorce party. Often an exultant multiday escapade, these vaca.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 06:57
China’s press and publication regulator has issued new rules on applications for publishing online games in China, signalling a possible acceleration in the handing out of formal approvals. China stopped granting licences to monetise online games in March 2018, hurting the industry and developers such as Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc. It started up approvals again in December, only to ask local governments to pause on submitting applications in February. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television released the new rules late on April 19. Under the guidelines, games will undergo content vetting and the number of games allowed on to the market will be controlled. Gaming market research and consulting firm.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 06:38
Camp will be held from April 15 to May 31. Up to 20 per cent discount will be offered on labour charges. Free top wash along with offers on accessories and spare parts. The camp will be held at all authorised Nissan and Datsun service stations. Nissan Group of India is conducting a free AC check up camp at all its authorised Nissan and Datsun service stations in the country.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 06:23
Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China’s e-commerce retailer Inc. The student, Liu Jingyao, from China, filed a civil lawsuit against JD’s CEO in a Minneapolis court on April 16, nearly four months after prosecutors declined to press criminal charges against him. The lawsuit identified the student for the first time.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 05:16
Microsoft has developed a new tool kit for Unity VR developers that are aimed at helping those players who have low or poor vision. The kit, called SeeingVR, includes 14 tools including a bifocal lens, a magnifier, controls for brightness and contrast, edge enhancement, and depth measurements, so a player can customise their experience, Engadget reports. When tested on 11 people with vision problems, the toolkit showed positive results and helped those complete tasks more quickly than the default mode.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 04:47
As reported earlier, Amazon’s ad-supported, free version, of its music streaming service is now live for non-prime members. Customers in the US, who do not have a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited will be able to listen to the ad-supported version with Amazon Music, the company detailed on its official blog. It is to be noted that users will be able to avail the service on compatible Alexa-enabled devices.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 04:38
It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram. However, as part of a limited test aimed at promoting the well-being of the users, the Facebook-owned company is looking at hiding the count from the audience. Serial tipster and reverse engineering expert, Jane Manchun Wong, who first spotted the design change test, shared a screenshot of her Instagram post on which only one person who liked the post was shown. Instagram describes the feature as one aimed at followers to focus on what one shares, not how many likes a post gets. Only the person who shares the post will be able to see the total number of likes.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 04:26
Google has announced that it will start blocking sign-ins from embedded browsers within apps starting June to thwart phishing. In its official blog, Google notes that one form of phishing, called ‘man in the middle’ (MITM) is hard to detect when an embedded browser framework or another automation platform is used for authentication. Such a phishing method intercepts the communication between user and Google to gather user’s credentials and sign in.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 04:20
Belfast: Wielding a replica broadsword, Indian tourist Akshay Mannur duels with friends, re-enacting scenes from ‘Game of Thrones’ on the Northern Ireland pilgrimage trail for devotees of the blockbuster fantasy TV show. Since the blood and guts series began its rise to prominence in 2011, fans have started to flock to the coastal caves and ruined castles of the British province, where much of the HBO television production was shot."
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 03:09
Facebook has developed an artificial intelligence system that is capable of making your favourite friends from real-world turn into playable characters of a game. The system, called Pose2Pose is a framework that uses the references from the real-world videos to build novel image sequences for a virtual character that can be controlled using joystick or keyboard, Venture Beat reports. To train the system, the researchers used real videos of a tennis player, a person swinging sword indoors, and a person walking.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 02:58
Many of us are aware of the state of the environment today, and might want to switch to an organic and eco-friendly model this Earth Day. However, the absence of adequate infrastructure and initiatives often comes across as a stumbling block. Thankfully, multiple digital startups are changing this paradigm. They are doing it by not just going paperless and encouraging recycling, but also by helping curb the carbon footprint through various initiatives. Let's have a look at some such startups:. GyFTR. GyFTR (Vouchagram), an online-to-offline (O2O) commerce solution platform which enables brand currencies and create digital gifting & rewards ecosystem for people to interact and transact real time. GyFTR is present at more than 50K POS terminals.
Deccan Chronicle (India) 04/20/2019 02:55
Taiwan’s TSMC struck an upbeat note about the outlook for the depressed global chip market, betting that a rollout of the faster 5G mobile network would buoy demand, even as it posted its steepest quarterly profit drop in more than seven years. TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said a recent settlement between its top clients Apple and Qualcomm to end their two-year legal dispute over smartphone chips will help the Taiwanese firm. “The settlement will bring forward 5G adoption; this will definitely benefit TSMC,” Elizabeth Sun, a senior director at TSMC told reporters on Thursday. The upbeat forecast echoes that from its supplier ASML, which reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday and said it expects growth.

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