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GoanTimes April, 13th 2018 issue

04 Technology Friday,

04 Technology Friday, April 13, 2018 | | 12 Pages Google Home launched in India at Rs 9,999: Music, news, smart home and all that you can do with this speaker Smart speakers is a category that is still at a nascent stage – more so in India – yet there’s a lot of curiosity around them. In the last couple of days, there’s a lot of buzz that has been generated around Google’s smart speakers, Google Home that were launched today. While Google Home is priced at Rs 9,999, Google Home Mini sports a price tag of Rs 4,499. The AI-enabled smart speaker will take directly on Amazon’s Echo range of smart speakers. Google Home weighs about 477 grams and comes with a power adapter. The speaker measures 96.4 mm in diameter and stands tall at 142.8 mm. The speaker comes in Apple launches red iPhone 8 to keep line fresh mid-cycle San Francisco: Apple Inc. announced new versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red, keeping its entry-level iPhones fresh after being overshadowed for months by the iPhone X. The new colour scheme is part of the “PRODUCT(RED)” initiative, a program that gives a percentage of sales to the Global Fund to fight HIV/ AIDS. Apple didn’t announce a red version of the iPhone X, which remains available in either grey or white. It’s the second year in a row that Apple has rolled out a red version of its latest iPhone. Last March, Apple launched a red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and discontinued those models about six months later when the initial iPhone 8 line launched. The red iPhone 8 models cost the same as the gold, grey, and silver versions, at $699 for the smaller model and $799 for the Plus. The new colour goes on pre-order Tuesday and is available in stores from 13 April, Apple said. The back of the phone is red, and the front is black. Last year’s model had a white front, which was derided by some who sought the red and black combination. The company also introduced a red version of its leather folio case for the iPhone X. The new model comes as Apple works on a larger, 6.5-inch iPhone, an update to the iPhone X, and a new low-cost model for the fall, Bloomberg News has reported. Bloomberg white colour although the base fabric can be changed in different colours. The standard base is slate fabric. It supports iOS (9.1 and higher) and Android (5.0 and higher) operating systems. As mentioned, Google Home is a voice-enabled speaker and relies completely on Google Assistant. All you need to say is “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” before giving a command and the Assistant springs into action. Remember that you always need to plug in the Google Home into a power socket. There’s no option to run it without a cable. Also, Wi-Fi connectivity is a must to run Google Home. Facebook to offer ‘bounty’ to people who report data abuse Facebook said Tuesday it would begin offering rewards to people who report misuse of private information from the social network, as part of an effort to step up data protection in the wake of a firestorm. The new program “will reward people with first-hand knowledge and proof of cases where a Facebook platform app collects and transfers people’s data to another party to be sold, stolen or used for scams or political influence,” product security chief Collin Greene said in a statement. Greene said the new offer was inspired by the “bug bounty” offered by Facebook and other online services to reward people who find security flaws. The reward will be “based on the impact of each report,” Greene said, with a minimum of $500 for verified cases of abuse affecting 10,000 people or more. OnePlus Bullet Wireless Earphones to be Launched With OnePlus 6 As spotted by Nashville Chatter, a listing on the Bluetooth certification site reveals the listing of a product called the OnePlus Bullets Wireless. The report doesn't clarify whether they'll be fully wireless or still include a wire that wraps around the neck. The report also states that this product will be launch around the same time as the OnePlus 6. As far as information about the OnePlus 6 is concerned, the smartphone is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with an 8GB RAM and a 256GB internal storage and is expected to be unveiled by the end of this month, along with the OnePlus Bullet Wireless. “While there is no maximum, high impact bug reports have garnered as much as $40,000 for people who bring them to our attention,” he added. The announcement comes with Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg set to begin testimony at congressional hearings Tuesday and Wednesday on abuse of private data collected by the social network. Facebook is under fire in the United States and around the world following disclosures of private data hijacked by the consultancy Cambridge Analytica, which was working for US President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. YouTube channels hacked, most played video Despacito deleted YouTube has seemingly fallen prey to hackers even as a number of high-profile music videos have been defaced, some deleted, including Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's Despacito. Despacito, in case you've been living under a rock, is the most-viewed YouTube video of all time. Earlier in the day, the video's thumb image was altered and replaced with a masked gang holding guns, the Verge reports. The description of the video was changed as well, and as of writing this report, Despacito -- at least the official video -- is untraceable, the report adds. At the heart of it all lie hackers calling themselves Prosox and Kuroi'sh, and they've apparently hacked the video sharing platform "just for fun." Despacito isn't the only video that has apparently been affected. Lots of other popular music videos have also been defaced. But it appears as if videos posted by Vevo accounts are the worst affected. The list includes videos from Chris Brown to DJ Snake, from Shakira to Selena Gomez, from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift, so on and so forth. Some of these affected videos, are in fact, still online. With new anti-snoring device, Canadian team joins China-based world's largest hardware accelerator VANCOUVER, March 23 (Xinhua) -- With a new "sleep wearable" device designed to reduce snoring, a group of students from Canada's Simon Fraser University (SFU) have joined the HAX accelerator program, the world's first and largest hardware accelerator based in China. The team of five students, from an SFU student venture named Zennea Technologies, are joining 14 other startups "in the latest cohort intake to relocate to Shenzhen, China," where the HAX accelerator program is based, according to a news report on SFU's website. The device, ZENS, sits underneath the chin in a fabric holster. It aims to reduce snoring while providing sleep data for the user. The students said they hope that the device will bring more restful sleep to millions of people around the world. "It kind of looks like a pollution mask but it doesn't cover the mouth or the nose," said Rachel Chase, co-CEO of Zennea Technologies. "It's able to open up the airway while people sleep and it's paired to a mobile app that's controlling it." The HAX accelerator is a two-stage program that takes place in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and San Francisco on the U.S. West Coast. It's known as the world's first and largest hardware technology accelerator program. The program helps start-ups scale their business by offering seed capital, in-house manufacturing and engineering expertise, access to mentors, and investor pitch training.

05 Friday, April 13, 2018 | | 12 Pages Kawasaki launches new Ninja 400 in India Dogs in this Gujarat village are millionaires. No kidding! In Panchot village of Mehsana, Gujarat, some 70 dogs are millionaires. How, you ask? Because of an old local tradition of donating land to animals. The informal 'Madh ni Pati Kutariya Trust' controls about 21 bighas of land donated to dogs. Notably, land prices shot up in the village after the construction of Mehsana bypass towards Radhanpur, thus benefiting village dogs. A practice started decades ago still benefits canines Over 70-80 years ago, few Patel farmers began the administration of land, and almost all of it came to the Trust. With prices soaring, the donations reduced. However, no donor came back claiming their land, which has now become profitable. The Trust's President said, "It is considered taboo to feed off the land which has been written off for animals or social service." The entire village is involved in serving the local dogs Each plot belonging to the Trust is auctioned annually, and the highest bidder gets tilling rights for a year. The money is used for sustainability. 15 people voluntarily take the responsibility of feeding dogs on a rotational basis; the flour mill owner doesn't charge for flour either. Kawasaki India has added a new motorcycle to its iconic Ninja line, the Ninja 400. The company launched the motorcycle in the country earlier this week. The Ninja 300 will continue to be the entry-level option for those looking for a twin cylinder sports offering, while the 400 will cater to those looking for performance a notch higher and more powerful. It is powered by a 399 cc parallel twin, oil-cooled engine that puts out 49 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 38 Nm at 8,000 rpm. These engine specs put it in the range of the KTM RC 390, the Yamaha YZF R3, and if you were to stretch this range a little bit, the Benelli 302R and TVS Apache RR310. Of these, the R3 and the 302R are powered by twin cylinder engines while the RC 390 and the RR310 pack single cylinder mills. However, the Ninja 400 is priced significantly higher than the competition, at Rs. 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike gets a 310 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear brake. It boasts futuristic new Ninja styling inspired by the mighty Ninja H2. Chin spoilers at the bottom of the front cowl were inspired by the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R. LED tail-light design inspired by the 2016 Ninja ZX- 10R contributes to the rear’s sharp impression. The Ninja 400 is equipped with the same instrument cluster as the Ninja 650, thus giving riders features similar to bigger sports bikes from Kawasaki’s stable. The company is reportedly offering a discount for buyers who book the bike this month. Russian language classes for beginners Spoken April - May - June Morjim What's App +917744008837, Anastasia Creative Artist Agency Entertainment from A to Z. Russian and Belly Dancers, Jugglers, Fire and LED Performances. Aerial Gymnasts, Hostesses, Welcome Acts, Coyote, Musicians & Much More. BOOK OUR ARTISTS! We do Special Creative Acts! Fb: charizma.india | YouTube: Charizmaindia | Instagram: @charizma_india Email: | Call: +91 988 117 2149

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