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Uber Defends Driver Checks in Wake of Shooting

Uber said Monday it was devastated by a deadly shooting spree by one of its drivers but had no plans to change its background check methods. In a phone briefing with reporters, Uber expressed confidence in how well it probes whether aspiring drivers have pasts that signal trouble ahead. Uber’s …

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MediaTek Helio P20 SoC Launched for Smartphones at MWC 2016

Chipmaker company MediaTek unveiled two new SoC models at the ongoing Mobile World Congresstrade show. The company announced the Helio P20, which is the successor to its mid-range P10 SoC. It also unveiled the MT2511, its first bio-sensing analogue front-end chip aimed at the wearable market. The MediaTek Helio P20, …

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UN Agency Bans Lithium-Ion Battery Cargo on Passenger Planes

The UN agency responsible for air travel standards agreed on Monday to ban the transportation of lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft, saying they pose a serious fire hazard. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) says the temporary measure will last until it adopts new packaging standards in 2018. …

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Facebook Now Lets You Wish Friends Happy Birthday With a Video Message

Facebook users must be familiar with birthday wall posts that sound almost robotic, such as “HBD” and “Happy Birthday.” Facebook will soon offer users an alternative way to wish their friends and families on their birthday – video messages. The social network has started rolling out a new feature dubbed …

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High Spectrum Price Can Deter Investments, Says Vodafone CEO

Ahead of the biggest ever telecom spectrum auction in India, UK’s Vodafone Monday warned that a high price for airwaves can hit investments in the country. “The pricing of spectrum should reflect the internal capital of the Indian market and the fact the tariffs are very low in India. mochilas …

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Nasa’s Scott Kelly to Return From ISS Next Week

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly who along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) in March last year will return together to Earth in little more than a week. Mochilas Kanken Mini Kelly paved the way for future missions including Mars when he embarked on a …

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New Laser Propulsion System Could Get Humans to Mars in 3 Days

For humans to arrive at the Red Planet with the available technology, it will approximately take five months to touch down on the Martian surface. Soldes Nike Pour Homme Nasa researchers are now working on a new laser technology that can send humans to Mars in flat three days. The …

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1, FZ-N1 Rugged Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016

Panasonic on Monday unveiled two new Toughpad handheld devices – the Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 – at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. nike air max 2016 goedkoop The Android-powered Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 will be initially available as a Wi-Fi model in March at an estimated street price of $1,499 …

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Google Partners Airtel, Other Operators in ‘RCS’ SMS-Replacement Initiative

Google on Monday announced the launch of its Rich Communications Services or RCS initiative along with over 15 global telecom partners. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Groen The initiative will let operators “provide an open, consistent, and globally interoperable messaging service across Android devices.” Some of the telecom operators who …

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Nasa Releases Strange ‘Music’ Heard by 1969 Astronauts

Nasa has made public a recording of strange “music” that astronauts reported hearing in 1969 while on the far side of the Moon, out of radio contact with the Earth. The story behind these unusual whistling noises was showcased Sunday night in a show on the cable channel Discovery, as …

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