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Windows 10 April Update fix for freezing Chrome browsers will come next week

In case the Google Chrome browser is freezing on you after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, know that Microsoft is on the case. On its community message board, the Redmond company acknowledged it is “aware that some devices running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) may hang or freeze when using certain apps, such as ‘Hey Cortana’ or Chrome.” Microsoft says it is working on a solution and aims to include the fix in Windows 10’s…

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How to Speed Up PS4 Downloads

While the PS4 is the top-selling console of this generation, it isn’t without its flaws – and any Sony fan reading this will already know what we’re referring to. That’s right, the big issue plaguing gamers is slow downloads on the PS4, regardless of your internet connection.  But that’s where we come in. Here, we explain why the PS4 lacks behind the competition in terms of download speeds, and how you can speed up your PS4 downloads using a proxy (don’t…

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Brazilian digital bank Neon aims for 1 million customers in 2018

Brazilian digital bank Neon plans to grow its customer base from 600,000 clients to 1 million this year as it raised a new funding round. The fintech, one of the hottest ventures in the Brazilian startup scene, has announced today (3) that it raised $22 million in Series A funding, with participating investors including Propel Venture Partners, Monashees and Omidyar Network. According to the bank’s chief executive Pedro Conrade, the investment will support goals such as increasing the size of…

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Best budget smartphones in India 2018: phones under Rs 10,000

This year has been great in terms of phones, if we consider just low-cost smartphones .  Phones with latest mid-range processors are already at affordable prices. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the most recent example of one such phone.  Moreover, there is a lot to come in the coming days. We are expecting the Moto G6 series to launch in Indian market. If you’re fine with a phone that offers good value for money and handles mild usage…

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Netgear XR500 Nighthawk Pro Review: Top-Quality Gaming Router

There are many challenges to the online gamer, not only distant human foes. Possibly the most frustrating of these is the timing delays that inevitably intercede at the critical point in proceedings that fall under the banner description of ‘lag’. If only the technology connecting the gamer to their network was actively working to reduce the inevitable time delays, even when that connection is via Wi-Fi. That’s exactly the thinking behind the Netgear XR500, a router that tries hard to be…

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Laboratory on-a-phone detects viruses, bacterial infections

Washington State University Researchers have developed a portable laboratory on-a-phone which could provide improved healthcare for rural, remote, and developing areas. According to Washington State University scientists, the miniature laboratory has close to the same success as traditional lab testing. In tests with 771 patient samples of 12 common viral and bacterial infectious diseases, the lab equipment only returned false positives on average one percent of the time. In total, the smartphone lab was 97 to 99.9 percent accurate. The…

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller picks up Steam compatibility

In a new blog post by the Steam Controller team, Valve has officially announced support for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via its Steam Input protocol.  To start playing with the controller, which Valve called “a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalog,” you must first opt into the latest Steam client beta.  From there, users can enable support for the Pro pad by ticking the ‘Nintendo Switch Configuration Support’ option under Controller Settings.…

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New Zealand examining AI ethical framework and action plan

New Zealand Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has called for urgency in developing an AI action plan and ethical framework. “An ethical framework will give people the tools to participate in conversations about artificial intelligence and its implications in our society and economy,” Curran said. “There are economic opportunities but also some pressing risks and ethical challenges with AI and New Zealand is lagging behind comparable countries in its work in these areas.” Curran also launched…

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The crowdfunded Misty II robot can be coded to do almost anything

Some of our favorite smart toys of 2018—from Anki Cozmo to littlebits’ Droid Inventor Kit to LEGO BOOST—all have block-based coding interfaces, encouraging kids to learn how to code as they control their robo-buddies.  Others, like Sphero’s R2-D2 and BB-8, focus less on hand-coding and more on cool features, like the Force Band.  Now Misty Robotics, a spinoff of Sphero, has announced Misty II, a crowdfunded robot that can be coded to do pretty much anything you want, from greeting…

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Tableau sees strong Q2 as customers start to standardize

Tableau’s said its second quarter revenue will be ahead of expectations amid strong demand as the company shifts to a subscription model. The company reported a solid first quarter, but there were moving parts due to an accounting standards shift. Tableau reported a first quarter net loss of 57 cents a share on revenue of $246.2 million. Non-GAAP earnings were 7 cents a share. Wall Street was expecting a non-GAAP loss in the first quarter of 18 cents a share…

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