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A Facebook spokesperson dismissed the rumors that the company may be trying to roll out a "dislike button.' However, a 'downvote" button is reportedly being tested with some users, according to multiple user reports. Facebook confirmed as much to The Verge. Once you hit the DownVote button, the comment will hide and you would be offered three more options to choose, "Offensive", "Misleading", and "Off Topic".
  • Android Messages Could Soon Be Accessible From The Web

    Android Messages Could Soon Be Accessible From The Web

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    People have been able to send messages using the browser on their PCs for many years, but the "text from browser" web interface that seems to be in the works would actually bring SMS text messages to laptops and desktops. Apple's iMessage platform allows iOS and macOS users to send and receive messages to one another, instead of using standard SMS and MMS services.
  • Olympics: Japan team captain Kodaira to skip opening ceremony

    Olympics: Japan team captain Kodaira to skip opening ceremony

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    This was met with worldwide sanctions as well as a flurry of insults between President Donald Trump and North Korean state media . "Everybody make some noise!" two pre-ceremony emcees shouted in English and Korean as spectators streamed into the Olympic Stadium before the ceremony.
  • Samsung chairman named as suspect

    Samsung chairman named as suspect

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    Lee , was freed on Monday on a suspended jail sentence for bribery and embezzlement charges. Now, South Korean police are calling the Chairman a suspect in a tax evasion scheme that saved the 76-year old from paying 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) in taxes.
  • Apple's Smart Speaker HomePod Finally Hits The Market

    Apple's Smart Speaker HomePod Finally Hits The Market

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    The company says the speaker allows users to enjoy high quality sound. That said, we can't imagine those things will turn away the Apple diehards, who can use it to stream music, control smart home items, and ask Siri really important questions.
  • North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

    North and South Korea heads of state meet, shake hands

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    Forty-six members of its crew were killed in an attack; a South Korean, U.K. and USA investigation showed it was carried out by the North. Photo A statue outside the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. The "wow moments" in the ceremony included the formation of the Olympic Rings made up of 1,218 drones - a Guinness World Record for drones used in a performance - and 100 skiers.
  • Instagram test lets some share other users' posts in Stories

    Instagram test lets some share other users' posts in Stories

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    Instagram will reportedly give a privacy option to users as well, which will let people turn off the ability for others to share their posts. It looks like the feature is now available to a small number of users with a wider rollout expected soon.
  • Google faces class action lawsuit over new Pixel smartphone

    Google faces class action lawsuit over new Pixel smartphone

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    Further, it argues that "Despite receiving hundreds of complaints shortly after launch-and admitting the phones have a "faulty microphone"-Google continues to sell the Pixel phones without telling purchasers about the microphone defect". When they brought the problem to Google's attention, the company didn't offer to replace or refund the devices, which this complaint alleges was a breach of Google's own warranty.
  • Chrome will start marking all HTTP sites as not secure in July

    Chrome will start marking all HTTP sites as not secure in July

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    According to reports, over 81 websites out of 100 are running on HTTP which is not good. However, this label will not only display that HTTP pages are unsecured but basically it will also give a strong push to prefer HTTPS over HTTP. Users navigating the web through Chrome 68 will find all HTTP sites are classified as not being secure. Currently, in Chrome 64 , HTTP websites are also marked, but some only show an "i" icon that expands into the non-secure warning only when clicked.
  • Twitter posts its first quarterly profit as ad sales rise

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    U.S. users fell slightly to 68 million from 69 million. On its own Twitter account, the company said: "We are committed to making Twitter safer, and we are clarifying our policies, improving our enforcement and communicating more clearly".
  • Congress Demands Apology From PM Modi For Remarks Against Renuka Chowdhury

    Congress Demands Apology From PM Modi For Remarks Against Renuka Chowdhury

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    Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju went a step further as he shared a video clip from a Ramayana TV seriel episode in which Surpanakha, the villainous sister of Ravana, was seen laughting hysterically. Rijiju, however, clarified that he was only trying to show how the PM had kept his cool. PM Modi was responding to a debate on the President's address and dwelling on his government's schemes when Ms Chowdhury was heard laughing loudly.
  • 5G compliant Nokia smartphones coming in 2019

    5G compliant Nokia smartphones coming in 2019

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    Qualcomm announced Thursday that its Snapdragon X50 5G New Radio (NR) mobile modem chipset was chosen by 19 global operators for upcoming mobile 5G trials. It was created to enable field trials and early deployments of 5G networks globally, allowing download speeds of around 5Gbps and supporting operation in the mmWave spectrum at the 28GHz band, with 800MHz bandwidth, along with Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO), adaptive beam-forming, and beam-tracking technologies.
  • Facebook is reportedly testing a 'downvote' button

    Facebook is reportedly testing a 'downvote' button

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    The test is running for 5% of English-speaking Android users in the U.S. According to reports on Twitter, when users choose to "downvote" a comment, users can choose from a list of options explaining the decision. "One of the things we've heard people tell us over and over again is they want a "Dislike" button, because not everything is likeable content", Zhuo said at Fusion's Real Fortune Fair in 2015.
  • Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

    Israel attacks Syria military locations near Damascus, reports

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    The state Al-Ikhbariyah TV said there were reports that dozens were killed. Warplanes pounded the besieged territory just east of the capital for the fourth consecutive day, striking at least six different locations. Last summer, the USA -led coalition shot down Iranian-made armed drones and aircraft affiliated with the Syrian government in southern Syria, after they came dangerously close to U.S-backed forces and advisers.
  • Qualcomm will meet with Broadcom to discuss $121 billion buyout

    Qualcomm will meet with Broadcom to discuss $121 billion buyout

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    Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd who had been investing in Qualcomm Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $93.54B market cap company. Cantab Prns Llp accumulated 576 shares or 0% of the stock. Motco stated it has 128,980 shares or 0.68% of all its holdings. 23,837 were reported by Hedeker Wealth Limited.
  • NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) - Active Stock to Focus

    NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) - Active Stock to Focus

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    Wedge Cap Management L Lp Nc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 12,441 shares. 3,700 are held by King Luther Cap Mngmt. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 195,787 shares of the computer hardware maker's stock valued at $35,001,000 after acquiring an additional 120,734 shares in the last quarter .