Volkswagen limits the GTI badge to its hatch-back range of cars only

Volkswagen has history of making thoughtful cars for the masses. The manufacturer’s name itself means ‘people’s-car’ in German. However, Volkswagen has also catered to the enthusiast by offering a little more in their cars which carry the GTI badge. In fact, the Polo GTI (in the global market), launched as the Volkswagen GTI in the Indian market, offers a crazy amount of oomph! However, according to a recent statement made by the Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess, the GTI range of cars are unlikely to get any more additions. Volkswagen boss…

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NetApp Launches Its First Startup Accelerator in Bengaluru

US-based storage and data management company NetApp on Wednesday announced the launch of the NetApp Excellerator programme in Bengaluru, the company’s first startup nurturing initiative in the country. The programme was launched at the new 15-acre NetApp campus in Bengaluru in the presence of IT expert Mohandas Pai, partners, venture capitalists, startups and customers. “The tech industry is going through a transformational shift with data right at the centre. Through the NetApp Excellerator programme, we would like to encourage and support start-ups and provide them with an opportunity to graduate…

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Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul that were retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) by Iraqi forces. I visited east Mosul, which was fully recaptured by Iraqi forces in January this year, after the violence wound down. I spoke to many parents; their one request was for schools to re-open…

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YouTube Go for Android Review: Delivers on Its Promise

We first heard about YouTube Go last year, when Google announced the offline-first YouTube app, and then a few months later YouTube Go entered Beta. It’s designed to work in areas with low connectivity or no network – there is a lot of focus on downloading videos instead of streaming, and it even shows you the size of video files before you even play something, so you know just how much data you’re going to use at any point. At Google I/O 2017 last week, with the focus on the…

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WeChat Blocked in Russia: Tencent Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’

Chinese Internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was “deeply sorry” its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue. WeChat, which had 889 million global users by the end of 2016, was not properly registered with Russian regulators, Tencent said. It is not clear how many Russia-based users the app has. “We’re experiencing a block and we’re deeply sorry,” a company official said on a Tencent microblog. “Russian regulations say online service providers have to register with the government but…

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AI is so rampant it’s now impacting our sex lives Here’s how to stop it taking control

We’ve reached an inflection point with AI. It’s in the news we consume and the general cultural conversation, but there are also more tangible markers we can point to. In just two years Amazon’s Echo, and as a result Alexa, is in more than six per cent of American homes. By 2020, people will be making 200 billion voice searches every month. Or, if you prefer using the market as a bellwether, $5.4 billion (£4.2bn) was invested in AI startups in 2016 – a sum that doesn’t reflect the amount…

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Need Of Data Recovery And Its Working

There are many reasons why people are using laptop or computer or tablet these days. But, one common purpose is that they want to store their large amount of data in such device. These days, all data is in digital which can be store only in laptop or tablet. This is the main reason for using this electronics device. You can store nay type of data in your laptop or tablet. data stored in this device may be audio, video, images, graphics, document file, paint file, text file, excel file,…

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Intel unveils its 7th-gen CPUs for desktops and performance laptops

Intel hasn’t forgotten about desktop aficionados. Only a few months after debuting its seventh-generation CPUs for ultraportables, the chip giant is rounding things out with new processors for more powerful machines. There’s the “H-series,” targeted at “performance laptops and mobile workstations,” and the “S-series,” which are meant for more traditional desktops. They’ll complement the two other lines of seventh-generation CPUs, which cover ultra-thin designs (the “Y-series”) and faster ultraportables (the “U-series”). Naturally, you can expect the new desktop chips to perform better than their predecessors. Intel claims the S-series i7-7700K…

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BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing

BlackBerry, née RIM, has announced that it will no longer develop its own smartphone or tablet hardware. The company is currently transitioning from a hardware-centric business to a software development company. It expects to complete that transition more effectively now that it has ended its own internal hardware efforts. “Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia,” CEO John Chen told investors. “Under this strategy, we are focusing on software development, including security…

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GoPro unveils Omni, its new virtual reality rig

GoPro has unveiled its new virtual reality rig called the Omni. The device resembles a hollowed out cube with six GoPro Hero4 cameras, one for each side. The video from all six cameras are then stitched together to create a single 360 degree video. The company hasn’t yet revealed the price of the device. This isn’t the first VR camera rig to be unveiled by the company. GoPro has earlier unveiled the Odyssey that used 16 GoPro Hero4 cameras. The difference was that the Odyssey is able to capture stereoscopic…

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