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Xiaomi's IPO raised $4.7 billion at a valuation of about $54 billion - the world's biggest tech or telecom listing since Alibaba raised more than $20 billion in 2014, according to data provider Dealogic. Analysts said the company had been weighed down by investor concerns about its hefty valuation on the back of an unfolding US-China trade war that poses a huge threat to China's technology companies, as they could find it harder to acquire core technologies from a more hawkish Trump ...
  • Microsoft E3 2018 Press Conference Review

    Microsoft E3 2018 Press Conference Review

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    Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of studio acquisitions meant to bolster the original gaming content emerging from the console maker. Microsoft promised to have one of their biggest shows in history for E3 2018 . We are thrilled to welcome five new studios into the Microsoft family.
  • 'Fortnite' will be available on Switch, Nintendo confirms

    'Fortnite' will be available on Switch, Nintendo confirms

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    We assume that cross-play with all of these other platforms will be supported on the Nintendo Switch . Sure, I was hoping for some Nintendo-related goodies, but there's plenty of time for Ninty to add some of their trademark flourishes. While the contestants probably won't be playing on Switch , the announcement of a new version is a nice way to lead into the main event. UPDATE: You can not move back and forth between PlayStation 4 and any other platform now - apparently now even if ...
  • On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

    On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

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    If these images are the real deal, what do you think of the upcoming Pixel 3 XL? Unlike the iPhone X , however, the notch appears to house a dual-lens camera setup while a single-lens camera remains on the back of the phone . There's also the smaller Pixel 3 to wonder about, which has been rumored not to receive a notch . We are still some time away from an official announcement, but we're gradually building up a picture of what the Google Pixel 3 will be like.
  • MIT Researchers Unleashed Psychopathic AI on Reddit

    MIT Researchers Unleashed Psychopathic AI on Reddit

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    The Rorschach test is a standard psychiatric technique which involves showing patients a series of inkblots in order to gauge their underlying thought patterns. By creating Norman , the team wanted to pinpoint possible reasons responsible if an AI decides to go nuts. Researchers at MIT have programmed an AI using exclusively violent and gruesome content from Reddit .
  • Xbox One X gets its first ever official sale

    Xbox One X gets its first ever official sale

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    From June 10 to June 23, the will be available at $449 (about Rs. 30,200) in the U.S., making it the first ever discount for the 4K-capable console since its release last November. Try out Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for just $1 - Take advantage of a special, limited-time introductory offer and get your first month of Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold for just $1 each! But you can design your own Xbox Design Lab controller for $ 10 off , a total of $70 after the discount.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook , whose company has tried to distinguish itself from rivals by playing up its privacy protections, has repeatedly criticised Facebook in recent months over its data collection practices. Safari will share a "simplified" profile to thwart this, Apple said. Elsewhere, Cook told CNN that governments needed to step in and regulate tech firms, because "this privacy thing has gotten totally out of control".
  • WWDC 2018: Apple unveils iOS 12 features, emojis and release date

    WWDC 2018: Apple unveils iOS 12 features, emojis and release date

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    The default Photos app in iOS finally has a built-in intelligent search feature - you can now search for multiple terms, locations, and more. Let's take a look and see. To go along with these benefits there's a dedicated Shortcuts app. A newly-designed Apple Books app, for ebooks and audiobooks. It'll tell you how often you pick up your phone, which apps send you the most notifications and so on.
  • It’s official: Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock

    It’s official: Microsoft has acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock

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    Facebook , Apple , and Google all use Github , but few other companies contribute as much as Microsoft , which has more than 1,000 employees actively pushing repositories to the service. However, one person close to the deal said that GitHub wanted to be bought by Microsoft instead of going public, partly because it was impressed by its CEO, Satya Nadella .
  • Apple's WWDC 2018 is here, and here's how to watch it

    Apple's WWDC 2018 is here, and here's how to watch it

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    Software updates and productivity tools are also expected to be unveiled at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose . Apple could also spill the beans on its new, more powerful MacBook and iPad devices. In January, two major shareholders wrote a letter to Apple asking the company to add more parental controls and to study the impact of excessive iPhone usage on mental health.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 is official: Everything you need to know

    Xiaomi Mi 8 is official: Everything you need to know

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    The Mi 8 SE carries a 12MP + 5MP lens setup and a Snapdragon 710 SoC , another first for Xiaomi . Xiaomi's Mi 8 SE will ship slightly ahead of the standard model , on June 5 starting at 1799 RMB (~$280). The Mi 8 also comes in three storage variants - 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. For selfies and video calling, there is a 16-megapixel AI-powered front camera which comes with a dedicated portrait mode to add those bokeh effects to your selfies.
  • Mega Man 11 Release Date Reportedly Leaked By PlayStation Store

    Mega Man 11 Release Date Reportedly Leaked By PlayStation Store

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    Take on Dr. Wily again as he puts something he's created called the Double Gear system into the mix, which basically pushes robots beyond their original capabilities - that means bad news for you. Mega Man 11 is set to release on October 2, with pre-orders up and running now. But Dr. Light and Mega Man are back to foil the evil doctor's plans and destroy the villainous robots he has unleashed.
  • Milwaukee Police Release Sterling Brown Arrest Video And Apologize For His Treatment

    Milwaukee Police Release Sterling Brown Arrest Video And Apologize For His Treatment

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    The police bodycam footage showed officers had been confrontational from the start of their interaction with the Milwaukee Bucks rookie, who was thrown to the pavement and tased. Brown was decentralized, tased and arrested . Police chief Alfonso Morales told reporters the officers "acted inappropriately" toward Brown after he was confronted for parking across multiple bays.
  • Trump's auto tariff threat sparks unease with allies, carmakers

    Trump's auto tariff threat sparks unease with allies, carmakers

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    Trump also reportedly succumbed to pressure from farm-state Republicans, who heavily lobbied the administration to settle its differences with China, which had threatened to levy its own tariffs on American agricultural imports. "A lot of the stories on trade were incorrectly written". In an interview with Bloomberg, Dan DiMicco, the former chief executive of the steel company, Nucor, said it did not "make sense" to have the treasury secretary negotiating trade policy, as this was the United ...