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Google keeps losing its bikes to local thieves

Sting Newz Desk: Over the last ten years, Google has had a fleet of hundreds of free bicycles for employees at its Mountain View headquarters, offering a quick and easy way to get around the constantly expanding corporate campus. With roughly 1,100 of these “Gbikes” now available, Google’s latest problem is that it …

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New Samsung Details  Reveal Radical Galaxy S9

Sting Newz Desk: We already know a lot about Samsung’s Galaxy S9: its dual cameras, super skinny bezels, retained headphone jack, a disappointing fingerprint reader and even new colors. But today two new details emerged which have the potential to push this eye-catching new Galaxy smartphone to a new level… The first comes from long-time partner Qualcomm which …

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Facebook to introduce facial recognition for account security

Sting Newz Desk:  Facebook is working on a facial recognition feature to help users secure the account and verify identity, reports said. “We are testing a new feature for people who want to quickly and easily verify account ownership during the account recovery process. This optional feature is available only on …

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Apple’s iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia

Sting Newz Technolgy Desk: Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the …

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Trump dismisses Facebook ads controversy as part of ‘Russia hoax’

Sting Newz Technology Desk: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday questioned Facebook Inc’s decision to overhaul how it handles paid political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections. “The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “What about the totally biased and dishonest …

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50 years ago, noise was a nuisance (it still is)

Sting Newz Web Desk: Noise, forever bombarding urban and suburban man, is becoming an increasing menace to his psychological and physical well-being. Little cars with oversized engines, enormous trucks, sirens, construction projects and jet planes are exacting high prices in frazzled nerves, fatigue and poor hearing. — Science News, October …

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Facebook begins testing of Snapchat-like camera feature app

Sting Newz Web Desk: Days after the social media giant introduced “Stories” format for its photo-sharing app Instagram that clones Snapchat’s popular feature, the social media giant is now testing a Facebook app that opens to a camera, encouraging users to capture and share content. This new version of the …

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Indian tech skills power Wikipedia’s diverse tongues

Sting Newz Web Desk: India might seem like the Tower of Babel with its many diverse tongues but modern-day skills of young techies in Chandigarh are helping solve linguistic problems in computing from across the globe. “We develop tools, ensure compliance with Web standards and deal with user feedback,” Runa …

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