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Constitution bench to hear Aadhaar pleas July 18


A five-judge constitution bench will hear from July 18 the challenge to validity of the controversial Aadhaar Act on the touchstone of privacy, an issue that has been pending for two years. The A-G said earlier eight-judge bench had held that right to privacy is not a fundamental right. It was argued that Aadhaar card is an invasion of privacy and a bad violation of basic human rights. Read More »

Nervous Federer eases past Lajovic into third round


But the way the afternoon went meant Centre Court spectators who paid 56 pounds (more than $70) per ticket, some of them waiting in line for hours, got only brief glimpses of seven-time champion Federer or three-time champion Djokovic . The fact that Djokovic was THE dominant force for so long, and suddenly tailed off has led to certain suggestions, chief of them being problems in his personal life, and it is at that particular aspect that McEnroe, always happy to stoke the fire, latched onto. Read More »

Microsoft Cloud focus casts job loss shadows


Company executives have now communicated to employees, via a memo, that there will be a shake-up in its sales and marketing teams but, interestingly, didn't mention the rumored layoffs . For its part, Microsoft has not commented on the layoffs or confirmed numbers. Microsoft was recently rumored to be reorganizing its sales department. Read More »

Washington's stance on Kashmir unchanged, assures McCain


Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz met on Sunday a five-member delegation of United States senators led by Senator John McCain here. "We will not have peace in the region without Pakistan", McCain, who was accompanied by senators Lindsey Graham, Elizabeth Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse and David Perdue, said later. Read More »

DRB Hicom-Geely partnership will drive Proton to success, says PM


The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia. "Geely has owned Volvo since 2010, a takeover that raised some eyebrows at the time". "Proton will also be the manufacturing hub for Geely's right-hand drive models in the region, and local vendors would stand a chance to be on Geely's global shared purchasing system if they meet the standards", he said. Read More »

Hike adds wallet, UPI payment features to messaging platform


Hike introduced their version 5.0 on Tuesday with integration for bank-to-bank and peer-to-peer payment options. Swedish communications app Truecaller also started a mobile payment service in India this year based on the UPI platform. Finally, Hike is adding the text to stickers conversion feature for regional languages as well. Whatsapp and Paytm have over 200 million users each, twice of Hike's present base. Read More »

Made available for expansion draft

Here are the previews for the Atlantic , Metropolitan and Central Divisions. He did not say if that might be an option with McPhee and the Golden Knights. San Jose has two notable veteran free agents in Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. (Thornton and Marleau) have choices. Considering the stakes ahead for the Golden Knights and the Blues, there are five likely victims whose hockey careers may continue away from the Gateway City as soon as this week. Read More »

Facebook seeks to become 'hostile place' for extremists


The site also uses signals to determine if a particular page is a central location for a terrorist cluster so they can remove it, the post said . The social network giant is also receiving questions from people regarding its role in fighting terrorism online. Read More »

The new hardcore platformer from Super Meat Boy creators


Titled The End Is Nigh , the game is an adventure platformer set after the "end of the world". In this game we take control of Ash, one of the few "things" that has "survived" the "end of the world". It appears to be a pretty meaty affair as there's over 600 stages on offer, as well as over 20 mini-games in the game that can be accessed through the aforementioned collectable cartridges. Read More »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

The smart assistant speaker has immediately been compared to others in the market like Amazon Echo , Echo Dot and Google Home . But while Amazon and Google have stressed the daily practicalities of the artificial intelligence assistants that run Echo and Home, Apple framed HomePod more as a music-listening platform, with practicalities like reminders and calendar nearly an after thought. Read More »

The iMac Pro is Apple's most powerful computer ever


For GPUs, the 21-inch iMac model will move to the Radeon Pro 555 and 560, while the 27-inch version will get the 570, 575, or 580 models. With support for 30-bit colour and a P3 color gamut, it'll be easier than ever to fine-tune onscreen details. Read More »

Apple announces new watchOS 4 update at WWDC 2017

The watch face will refresh whenever users raise their wrist throughout the day and enable users to flip through cards serving up different pieces of information. The Activity application is one of the most used ones on the Apple Watch and it is now gaining a slew of new capabilities. Apple has just confirmed watchOS 4 at WWDC 2017, and the developer preview is out now. Read More »

'Oates Volume 1' Trailer Unveils Neill Blomkamp's Next Sci-Fi Projects


Promoted as a "series of experiemental short films", Oats Studios Volume 1 is hopefully just the first of many planned shorts from Blomkamp's studio. "Adapt or die. It was a simple as that". "The new world altered everyone", the trailer's narrator says, though she could be talking about the film industry. Read More »

PlayStation 3 production comes to an end


Called the PS4 update 4 .50, it introduced several enhancements and greater functionality such as the introduction of USB storage device compatibility. Some people also complained on Sony's support forum about the "error code SU-30625-6" to bring the matter to the company's attention. According to a photo published on Reddit , Sony would soon market a new color of its console, the PlayStation 4 Slim Gold Edition. Read More »

[ May 26, 2017 ] Jaguar XE SV Project 8 confirmed Car News


To live up to such a lofty claim, the 5.0-litre V8 from the F-Type SVR has been squeezed under the bonnet. Special Vehicle Operations is now developing a very serious version of the XE mid-size sedan, confirming that it will feature an incredibly powerful 5.0-litre supercharged V8 producing 441kW. Read More »

US racer Hayden still in extremely critical condition


Hayden now has his fiancé Jackie by his side as well as his brother Tommy and mother Rose, according to a report on Fox Sports MotoGP. A morning bulletin from the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena where Hayden has been taken confirmed he remained in intensive care and that there had been no change in his condition. Read More »

HTC U11 comes with three voice assistants


That includes the 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 layer for added protection . While HTC users in some regions will be getting the new flagship device with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage , in others, customers will receive 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory . Read More »

SpaceX Successfully Launches It's Heaviest Satellite to Date


The rocket will carry a commercial communications satellite for London-based Inmarsat , one of SpaceX's new customers. Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . This was SpaceX's sixth launch so far this year, its 34th Falcon 9 flight overall and the seventh since a Falcon 9 exploded on its Cape Canaveral Air Force Base launch pad September 1. Read More »

Donald Trump, Not a Popular President or Baby Name


Right behind Noah is Liam, William, Mason and James. Actor Emma Watson has the most popular girl's name of 2016. Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. While it's hard to believe there isn't a certain amount of transphobia behind this sudden drop, Laura Wattenburg, the founder of, claims the fall is not a result of prejudice, but an attempt to steer clear of controversy. Read More »

US, EU in urgent talks on expanding laptop ban on flights

Chief among the concerns are whether any new threat prompted the proposal and the relative safety of keeping in the cargo area a large number of electronics with lithium batteries, which have been known to catch fire. The UK and the U.S. have banned laptops and tablet computers from the passenger compartment of flights from several Middle East and North African nations. Read More »

OnePlus 3T vs Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017): A Showdown


Trading glass for ceramic in the OnePlus 5 would not only offer increased durability but the material will also allow signals to pass through on the sensors. This is not the OnePlus 4 since the number four is bad luck in the company's home country of China. However, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei posted a few photos to Instagram teasing a phone with horizontal dual cameras. Read More »

Google redesigns event recommendations in mobile search


The feature is said to be live now by typing queries like " jazz concerts in Austin ", or " art events this weekend " into mobile search. For instance, that info card that pops up whenever you search for a famous person gives you quick access to stats like their birthday/age, their height, a quick blurb about what he/she is known for, and more. Read More »