Microsoft Rolls Out Beam Gaming App to Choose Xbox One Insider Members

Microsoft has released an app for its Beam streaming service to selective “Xbox One Insider” members, media reports said.
“In addition to allowing users to broadcast streams, Beam also gives them the power to watch and chat with each other, similar to Twitch,” tech website The Verge reported on Monday.
In 2016, Microsoft acquired Beam, a live streaming video platform that focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games and allows viewers to interact with the streams.
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“We are building Beam as a feature of Xbox One and Windows 10, making Beam one of the easiest and quickest ways to stream your gameplay,” said Mike Ybarra, head, Platform Engineering, Xbox.
Beam will connect to a user's Xbox Live account, making it easy to stream favourite games to Beam and Xbox Live community.
No extra software is needed and viewers anywhere will be able to watch the users' streams and interact with their..

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Google to Quickly Present Web in Rural Areas By means of Balloons

Google has announced that it was “years closer” to deliver internet to remote parts of the world using high-flying balloons.
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Researchers at Google's Project Loon — part of the company's X research lab — said it was now able to use machine learning to predict weather systems, meaning the firm has a greater control over where its balloons go, making it possible to focus on a specific region, rather than circumnavigating the globe, BBC reported on Friday.
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“We can now run an experiment and try to give service in a particular place in the world with ten, twenty or thirty balloons,” Astro Teller, head of Alphabet's X unit (formerly Google X), was quoted as saying.
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“Real users” will be able to use the system in the “coming months”, he added — but he did ..

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Jaguar XE, XF and F-Tempo House owners Can Quickly Pay for Gas Via Their Infotainment System

It's not quite the fuel concierge service that Bentley is currently trailing in California, where a fuel truck actually comes to your car at the moment that's most convenient; but unlike a Continental GT or Bentayga, Jaguar's latest cars essentially sip rather than gulp the gasoline.
And from this month, owners of latest generation XE and XF models, as well as the new F-Pace, will be able to pay for fuel when filling up simply by tapping an icon on their cars' infotainment display.
“You will save time because there's no more queuing to pay in a shop, and for drivers with children, it won't be necessary to wake them up, or unstrap them from their seats to take them into the shop,” said Peter Virk, Jaguar Land Rover's Director of Connected Car and Future Technology.
Though the new Shell app will only work when at a Shell service station — 43,000 globally and counting — it will let users select which pump and how much fuel they which to purchase in adv..

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Oppo Beats Xiaomi: What Precisely is Flawed with The ‘Apple’ of China?

Although it crossed $1 billion in revenue in 2016 within the first two years of its operations in India, Xiaomi — once touted as the “Apple” of China — has slipped to fourth spot back home as the demand for its smartphones declined 22 per cent annually — eventually taking it to seventh spot in the global smartphone ranking with a 16 per cent drop in sales.
The decline came even as Hugo Barra, Xiaomi's high-profile head of international operations, left the company in January and joined Facebook to lead its virtual reality (VR) project.
According to the experts, the key reason for this decline is Xiaomi's rivals racing ahead with key features, better innovations, bigger marketing budgets and wider online and offline distribution channels.
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“Until 2016, Xiaomi relied only on online channels for smartphone sales which contributes approximately 30 per cent of the total smartphones sales in China, leaving a hu..

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Snapchat Could Launch an Android Smartphone After Spectacles

Photo-sharing mobile service Snapchat is reportedly planning to launch an Android smartphone that will give consumers more control over the camera features.
“A California-based marketing firm has unveiled a concept handset equip with a 360-degree camera, buttons that let users scroll through filters and a one touch capture function for easy sharing,” Daily Mail reported.
The device might also inlcude a lock screen that allows users to easily swipe for Snapchat notifications and updates, messaging, and syncing with Spectacles. It may also pack Discover screen that combines GPS and maps, Snapchat Stories, and advertisements.
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Earlier this year, Snap Inc., parent company Snapchat, has made its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) filing public, seeking to raise up to $3 billion.
Snapchat aims to derive most of its revenue from advertising where it will compete against Google, Facebook and Twitter.
Snap Inc. has re..

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Apple WWDC 2017 to Start From June 5

Apple's 28th annual “Worldwide Developers Conference” (WWDC) will be held at the McEnery Convention Centre in San Jose, California from June 5-9, the company said in a statement.
“WWDC 2017” will give developers access to more than 1,000 Apple engineers with opportunities to meet and engage with them throughout the conference.
“Each year during WWDC, millions of talented developers around the world learn about Apple's breakthrough platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay,” Apple said.
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The conference will be live-streamed through the Apple developer website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
In addition to the keynote address, get-togethers, sessions and labs for developers, Apple is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to celebrate the return of ..

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Invoice Gates Desires Robots That ‘Steal’ Human Jobs to be Taxed

Washington: Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has said.
“Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things,” Gates told Quartz website.
“If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you'd think that we'd tax the robot at a similar level,” said Gates, one of the world's richest men.
Gates said he believes that governments should tax companies' use of robots, as a way to at least temporarily slow the spread of automation and to fund other types of employment.
The 61-year-old philanthropist said a robot tax could finance jobs taking care of elderly people or working with kids in schools, for which needs are unmet and to which humans are particularly well suited.
He argued that governments must oversee such programmes rather than rely on busine..

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Xiaomi Redmi Prime 3S Was on Sale In the present day; Did You Get One?

Xiaomi's popular budget offering Redmi 3S Prime and its low-cost sibling Redmi 3S will go on sale today (February 17) in India at 12PM IST. It is pertinent to note that the smartphone will be on sale on e-commerce site Amazon India.
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Both the Redmi 3S and 3S Prime are budget offerings from Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi. The key difference between the 3S and 3S Prime is that the former has a fingerprint scanner, more RAM and offers 32GB storage.
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The Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime is a metal body smartphone under Rs 10,000 and has taken a cue from Redmi Note 3, albeit a bit smaller, more compact and ergonomic. The Redmi Prime 3S is lightweight and weighs 142 gram.
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The Redmi 3S Prime is a dual-SIM phone with a hybrid SIM slot, supports 4G..

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Snapdeal Alternate Fest: Offers on Google Pixel, Le 2, Oppo F1S and Extra

Snapdeal has come up with its Exchange Fest during which it would offer exchange deals on a range of popular smartphones.
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Popular smartphones such as Google Pixel, Le 2, Le Max2, Samsung J2 Pro, Asus, Oppo and Swipe smartphones are available under an exclusive exchange offer during the three-day fest on Snapdeal.
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Snapdeal is offering users the option exchange their existing smartphones (should be in working condition) and get the best exchange price. Also, people who choose to buy smartphones such as like Le 2 (3GB+32GB ) or Oppo F1S can avail an additional bonus of Rs 500 above the exchange value of their smartphone.
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Google's flagship Pixel phone gets additional Rs 3500 off on exchange. Also, CITI Bank credit card holders can also avail a flat Rs 9,000..

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With Chief Jay Y Lee in Jail, Who Will Lead Samsung Group?

The arrest of Samsung Group scion Jay Y Lee on bribery charges could hamper decisions on strategic investments and acquisitions at the sprawling conglomerate, insiders and former executives say, even with a strong leadership bench at its many businesses.
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Although business at flagship Samsung Electronics is humming along, big calls will need to be made and the man most likely to be called upon to make them is Choi Gee-sung, the No.2 lieutenant at Samsung Group and a mentor to Lee.
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“Choi is very experienced and has done a good job. He is the one best placed to manage group-level affairs in Lee's absence,” said one Samsung insider.
While Samsung Electronics is still smarting from the debacle of its exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphone batteries, its semiconductor business is in rude health. Its share price is up around 60..

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