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Unsend feature coming soon on WhatsApp; embarrassing texts not going to haunt you any more

Unsend feature coming soon on WhatsApp; embarrassing texts not going to haunt you any more

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Following in the footsteps of fellow messenger apps like Telegram, WeChat and Viber, WhatsApp is getting closer to rolling out its ‘Delete for everyone’ feature, which lets you wipe out messages you sent by mistake before your contact has had a chance to read them. The company has finally begun testing the functionality on Android and iOS devices, serial WhatsApp leaker WABetaInfo reports. According to the insider, the dedicated recall server is now working and successfully deleting messages.Still, most users still won’t have access to the feature and will likely have to wait until the Facebook-owned messenger eventually enables it remotely for everyone.https://twitter.com/WABetaInfo/status/907406754488700928What is particularly nifty about this feature is that, according to
BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

BSNL planing to start 5G service trials in India by March 2018

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The state-owned telecom firm BSNL expects to start field trial of 5G services by the end of this financial year, company’s chairman and MD Anupam Shrivastava said today. “We had interaction with Nokia last week (on 5G). Next we are going to present about our requirements after which field trail concept is there. It should start before the end of this financial year,” Shrivastava told reporters today. The state-run firm has started discussion with Larsen & Toubro and HP for end devices that will be required for 5G services. He was speaking on the sidelines of signing its knowledge sharing agreement on 5G technology with network firm Coriant. Under the terms of the agreement, Coriant and BSNL will cooperate to accelerate network architecture and service innovation for 5G services.
Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

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It’s not uncommon for torrent sites to suffer downtime due to technical issues. That happens pretty much every day. But when close to a dozen large sites go offline, people start to ask questions. This is exactly what happened this week. As reported previously, The Pirate Bay was hard to reach earlier, after a surge of traffic and a subsequent DDoS attack overloaded its servers. And they were not alone. TorrentFreak spoke to several torrent site admins who noticed an increase of suspicious traffic which slowed down or toppled their sites, at least temporarily. While most have recovered, some sites remain offline today. TorrentProject.se, one of the most used torrent search engines, has been down for nearly three days now. The site currently shows a “403 Forbidden” error message. Whet
Kirin 970 : Huawei’s New Chipset With On-Device AI Capabilities

Kirin 970 : Huawei’s New Chipset With On-Device AI Capabilities

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Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in artificial intelligence (AI), calling it the "future of smartphones". The chipset has a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU), and was built using a 10nm advanced process with 5.5 million transistors contained in an area of just one square centimetre. The Kirin 970 mobile AI computing platform is powered by an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU, which Huawei said delivers 25x greater performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster. A new dual ISP promises better noise reduction in low light and improved photos through automatic tailoring of image parameters to the particular object and scene. 4-Hybrid is Huawei's moniker for its new autofocus system and includes phase and ...
Could Apple’s Next Flagship Is called iPhone X, Not iPhone 8?

Could Apple’s Next Flagship Is called iPhone X, Not iPhone 8?

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A little more than ten days left for the tech giant Apple’s keynote, it seems that something that we practically took for granted of the new device of the company of Cupertino could change. According to a report by Dutch site iCulture, the tenth-anniversary smartphone may not be called iPhone 8, yes, it would be known as iPhone X. The new details come from the same source that correctly predicted the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and its release date, so it is valuable information. In recent months, the rumors and leaks related to the tech giant Apple’s new mobile phone have not ceased, and we have heard of everything. In addition to its features and specifications, another of the big questions has been the name that the company was planning to give this premium model. There are several options:
Microsoft Just Confirmed The Next Big Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update Release Date

Microsoft Just Confirmed The Next Big Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update Release Date

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Windows 10 has met the interest of users and is currently the fastest growing Operating System. Away from the fame of other versions, it still manages to be a system that appeals to most users.After several versions have been released, all with improvements and many new features now it is the time to release Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update. The tech giant Microsoft confirmed today that the date is October 17th.This date had already been advanced in several rumors that pointed it up as certain for the release of Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update. The tech giant Microsoft never confirmed, refusing to comment.For today, Terry Myerson, the vice president of Microsoft Windows and devices, finally confirmed the date. It will be on October 17th when the Fall Creators Update of W
Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale, $10 per lookup

Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale, $10 per lookup

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We all know very well that Instagram is the social network of fashion, the fastest growing and also the one that generates more interest in criminals. However, recently an Instagram hacker puts 6 million celebrities personal data up for sale. Instagram Hacker Puts 6 Million Celebrities Personal Data Up For Sale Instagram is the socialJust yesterday, It was reported that Instagram had patched a critical API vulnerability that allowed the attacker to access phone numbers and email addresses for high-profile verified accounts.However, Instagram hack now appears to be more serious than initially reported.Not just a few thousands of high-profile users—it's more than 6 million Instagram users, including politicians, sports stars, and media companies, who have had their Instagra
World’s First Gaming Laptop With A 144Hz Refresh Rate Display – The ASUS ROG Chimera

World’s First Gaming Laptop With A 144Hz Refresh Rate Display – The ASUS ROG Chimera

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We all know very well that nowadays PC makers are increasingly eyeing gamers to leverage their sales of more expensive devices. Hence, Taiwanese multinational computer and phone hardware and electronics company Asus recently announced the world’s first gaming laptop with a 144Hz refresh rate display. Meet The World’s First Gaming Laptop With A 144Hz RefreshDuring the IFA 2017 technology show in Berlin, Asus showcased a huge lineup of laptops, displays, motherboards, and desktops shoved under its Republic of Gamers banner. Most of these were already revealed earlier this year during Computex, such as the ROG Zephyrus, the ROG Strix GL702ZC, and the ROG Strix GL702VI laptops. The ROG Swift PG27VQ monitor was even revealed before then, in April. Given this, we weeded through the Asus
Google Has Now Started Working On Android P (Android 9.0)

Google Has Now Started Working On Android P (Android 9.0)

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We all know very well that recently we have seen the release of the latest version of Android, of course, Android 8.0 Oreo. It is the Google’s Android mobile operating system, which would be arriving soon on Pixel devices and then later on other smartphones. It has literally been only a few days since Google has launched the latest version of its Mobile operating system, Android Oreo 8.0. While it has not even officially reached devices other than the Pixel and the Nexus yet, Google has now started working on the next major software version, the Android P. Some members at XDA have spotted that a new tag called Master-P has been opened up in the Android Open Source project which is presumed to be the upcoming version of Android 9.0. While the name game is still on, it is quite fascinati
The Most Expressive Skype Is Now Available on Linux

The Most Expressive Skype Is Now Available on Linux

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The tech giant Microsoft, since the purchase of Skype in 2011, has tried to make this one of the most used communication services by users. Hence, to do so, the tech giant Microsoft has launched the most expressive Skype ever made for Linux. Meet The Most Expressive Skype Ever Made For Linux. Not being an easy task, it has brought new functionality, design-level redesign and news to its primary communication service along with Outlook. Having made available over the last few months a new version of Skype for iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS, this renewed version now comes to Linux. This new application for Linux, the Skype Preview, is replacing the previous Beta application of Skype, has undergone many changes and improvements compared to the previous version. It now has a more modern d...