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Taliban app removed from Google store

Taliban app removed from Google store

The content of the app, in the Pashto language, included official statements and videos from the Afghan movement. The hardline group blamed “technical issues” for its disappearance shortly after it launched on 1 April. However the BBC understands it was taken down because it violated a Google app policy which prohibits hate speech. It was [...]

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Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

Revenge porn: Movie studios attack draft law

“Revenge porn” broadly describes the act of publishing explicit images of someone without their consent. The MPAA said the Minnesota draft law could restrict the publication of “items of legitimate news, commentary, and historical interest”. But supporters of the proposal said its reach was “plainly legitimate”. Revenge porn commonly refers to the sharing of intimate [...]

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Facebook’s VR firm Oculus offers shipping refund

Facebook’s VR firm Oculus offers shipping refund

The first headsets were due to have arrived with customers on 28 March, but many are still waiting. The firm has blamed an “unexpected component shortage” and says customers should receive updated news on their orders by 12 April. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey said he had no further information to share. Mr Luckey was responding [...]

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Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Two hours north of Sydney, the kids of 3-6 Rainbow, a class in Aspect Hunter school combining grades 3-6, are playing Minecraft. The students are bright, bubbly and talkative — pretty much what you’d expect from any group of kids ages 8 to 11. But this class is a little different. It’s run for children [...]

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How the government plans to protect your privacy from ISPs (FAQ)

How the government plans to protect your privacy from ISPs (FAQ)

Does the idea of your Internet service provider tracking your online whereabouts and selling it to the highest bidder give you the heebie-jeebies? The Federal Communications Commission has a fix that might make you feel better. The FCC is on a path to adopt the strongest privacy regulations to date for Internet service providers. The [...]

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Apple at 40: The forgotten founder who gave it all away

Apple at 40: The forgotten founder who gave it all away

Drive out of Las Vegas for an hour into the Nevada desert. When you reach what feels like the end of civilization, carry on. That’s where you’ll find Pahrump. And it’s in Pahrump where you’ll find the co-founder of the most valuable, perhaps most powerful company, on Earth. Ronald G Wayne is 81. When he [...]

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Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

Google April Fool Gmail button sparks backlash

The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a gif of a Minion dropping a microphone. However, a flurry of complaints about the button appeared on Google’s forums. The firm has since withdrawn the feature and apologised. Image captionClicking the button emailed contacts a [...]

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Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month

It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks. Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, Renault said it needed to check and replace faulty brake hoses on its Zoe cars. The problems appear to be unrelated. But one expert suggested [...]

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Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

Are electric cars ready to go mainstream?

The design team were welcoming, but nervous about what we filmed – and in the background, as we sat down for the interview, were a number of cars draped in black sheets. One key reason for the secrecy was that Tesla was just a couple of months from unveiling the product on which its entire [...]

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Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

Tesla Model 3 pitched as an ‘affordable’ electric car

The price and range of the five-seater should make the vehicle appeal to new types of customers and could boost interest in other electric vehicles. Chief executive Elon Musk said his goal was to produce about 500,000 vehicles a year once production is at full speed. Within a day of the launch, Mr Musk tweeted [...]

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How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

Armed Police Officers stand at the entrance to the Eurostar at St Pancras Station on March 22, 2016 in London, England. In the wake of another devastating terror attack, millions of people are opening up Facebook to check in on friends, and Twitter to share their grief and support. Once again, social media is proving [...]

March 27, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on How Facebook, Twitter connected after Brussels attack

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299

CEO Tim Cook introduced the new price and accessories during a special event in Cupertino on Monday. For Apple Watch users, the device has become an “essential part of their daily lives,” Cook said. People also love changing the bands, he added — about one-third of existing customers already do because it changes the “look.” [...]

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