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Rivian debuts its inaugural Charging Outpost, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional gas stations near Yosemite.

Rivian has recently unveiled its inaugural EV charging rest stop located just 24 miles from Yosemite National Park. The facility boasts amenities such as bathrooms, a lounge equipped with a small library, a water refill station, complimentary coffee, and a “make your own” trail mix station (for a fee). While only Rivian owners will have access to the five DC fast chargers at the Rivian Yosemite Charging Outpost, all visitors are welcome to enjoy the other offerings. The Charging Outpost is located in Groveland, California near the park’s west entrance…

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Teenage boy arrested by police in relation to the MGM Resorts ransomware attack

A ransomware attack that caused the shutdown of MGM Resorts in Las Vegas last year may have been carried out by a teenage boy. The West Midlands Police Department in England announced the arrest of a 17-year-old from Walsall on Thursday in connection with the incident at the resort and casino on the Las Vegas strip. The teenager was arrested on suspicion of blackmail and breaching the UK’s Computer Misuse Act. He was released on bail, according to a statement from the police department. Officers were tracking down the teenage…

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Windows laptop restarting unexpectedly? You’re not alone—millions of people around the world are experiencing the same issue. (REUTERS) News 

Blue screen appearing on millions of Windows PCs worldwide, causing restarts

Microsoft Windows Outage: If you are reading this, chances are you have experienced the Windows outage or heard someone else talk about the issue that is impacting millions of Windows computers globally. So, what exactly is causing this outage and why is it affecting so many computers worldwide? In essence, users are encountering random restarts and the dreaded ‘Blue Screen of Death’ (BSOD) error on their Windows PCs. This disruption has had a significant impact on various industries, including aviation, with airlines like Indigo, SpiceJet, and Akasa confirming that their…

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Bangladesh faces ‘near-total’ internet blackout during student demonstrations

According to AFP, Bangladesh is currently facing a total internet blackout as the government tries to suppress extensive student demonstrations that have led to the deaths of at least 32 individuals. The protests are primarily focused on the nation’s quota system, which mandates that one-third of government positions be set aside for descendants of veterans who fought for Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan in 1971. On Thursday, several thousand protesters in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka had attacked state broadcaster BTV, breaking windows and furniture, setting fire to offices and detaining “several” people…

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Dyson’s OnTrac headphones prioritize audio over air purification, removing the Zone’s air purifier feature.

In early 2022, Dyson introduced its Zone headphones, which integrated the company’s air filtration knowledge with noise-cancelling technology. Despite the ongoing presence of COVID-19, the Zone headphones do not offer protection against the virus. Instead, they aim to deliver cleaner air while on the go, combating urban pollutants and seasonal allergens. However, the initial model faced criticism for its limited battery life and high price tag of $949, making it inaccessible to many consumers. Now the company is back with the first “audio only” over-ear headphones, the Dyson OnTrac. There’s…

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Blizzard Entertainment Gaming 

Blizzard unveils gameplay details for the new Diablo IV class, Spiritborn

Following a preview at last year’s BlizzCon, Blizzard has now unveiled additional information about the new character class set to debut in Diablo IV later this year. The Spiritborn appears to be a dynamic and formidable combination of various characters from previous Diablo games. Picture the combat skills of the Diablo 3 Monk, the animalistic powers of the Witch Doctor from the same game, and the visual style of the Amazon in Diablo 2 all rolled into one. It certainly seems like an exciting and promising addition to the game.…

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Netflix plans to release a new multiplayer game alongside the premiere of Squid Game season 2 later this year.

Netflix is set to add a new game inspired by Squid Game to its expanding lineup. The multiplayer game will be released alongside the second season of the popular South Korean TV show. While details about the game’s style remain scarce, it is expected to mirror the intense children’s games featured in the series. The show has already spawned several spinoffs for the streaming service. After Season 1 became an international sensation in 2021, Netflix created a virtual reality version as well as a personal pop-up experience in Los Angeles…

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Flipkart GOAT Sale 2024 promises major discounts on a wide range of products, including top smartphone brands and home appliances, from July 20 to July 25. (unsplash) News 

Announcement of Flipkart’s GOAT sale 2024: Dates, bank discounts, top offers and more revealed

Flipkart has revealed the specifics of its highly anticipated GOAT Sale 2024, offering substantial discounts and offers on a variety of items. The sale will run for five days, starting on July 20 and ending on July 25. For Flipkart Plus subscribers, the sale will kick off a day earlier on July 19. Flipkart GOAt Sale 2024 Dates and Bank Discounts The sale period offers additional incentives through partnerships with several banks. Shoppers using HDFC, Axis and IDFC debit cards can get an instant discount of up to 10% on…

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LinkedIn new brain games include Crossclimb, Pinpoint, and Queens. (unsplash) News 

LinkedIn launches new cognitive games to enhance productivity and improve concentration for users

LinkedIn has recently unveiled three new brain games on its platform aimed at giving users a much-needed break from their busy schedules and enhancing productivity. These mind-boosting exercises are designed to help users improve focus and recharge, while also promoting networking opportunities with other professionals on the platform. Learn more about the exciting new games available on LinkedIn. About LinkedIn Brain Games On May 1, LinkedIn announced three brain games: Crossclimb, Pinpoint and Queens. Specifically, these thinking and brain training games are meant to improve user focus, concentration and productivity.…

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While innovative, NFC wireless charging poses questions about its practicality for larger gadgets due to power limitations. (Unsplash) News 

Android 15 will feature NFC wireless charging technology

Google’s soon-to-be-released Android 15 is set to transform the way we charge our devices by introducing a new wireless charging feature using Near Field Communication (NFC). This advancement will make wireless charging more accessible to smaller devices such as trackers, styluses, and wireless earbuds. Change from Qi Standard to NFC Typically, wireless charging has been synonymous with the Qi standard. However, Android 15’s support for NFC wireless charging offers a new option that’s especially useful for devices with limited space that may struggle with larger charging coils, Android Authority reports.…

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Apple's new App Store rules open the door for game emulators on iOS devices. (AP) News 

Attention iPhone gamers: A Game Boy emulator is now accessible on the iOS App Store, offering a fun surprise.

Following Apple’s recent changes to its App Store guidelines, a Game Boy emulator called iGBA has unexpectedly become available on the iPhone and iPad. This marks a notable shift from Apple’s previous strict prohibition of emulators. Arrival detection Parker Ortolani was the first to notice the appearance of the iGBA, although it is unclear whether Apple or the developer decided to remove the app from the store after it was first released. This comes after Apple revised its App Store rules, which appears to allow game emulators on its platform…

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With revamped plans and bolstered security, Sunbird returns to bridge the gap between Android and Apple users. (Bloomberg) News 

Sunbird’s return may bring iMessage to Android users in the near future

Sunbird, previously known for its security vulnerabilities in its efforts to introduce iMessage to Android, is staging a comeback. Despite its history of issues, Sunbird has revealed its intention to reintroduce its iMessage for Android services on April 5. In 2022, Sunbird entered the scene with the ambitious goal of expanding iMessage to Android users. However, the app faced significant security issues, which led to its sudden shutdown shortly after its launch. These issues included access to users’ shared media and real-time visibility of messages, causing Sunbird to shut down…

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The ChatGPT-maker is entering the voice assistant business and showing off new technology that can clone a person's voice. News 

OpenAI Introduces Voice Assistant Capable of Mimicking Your Voice, But No Plans for Launch

SAN FRANCISCO: ChatGPT maker OpenAI is entering the voice assistant business, showing off new technology that can clone the human voice, but says it won’t yet release it publicly for security reasons. The AI company unveiled its new Voice Engine technology on Friday, just over a week after filing to trademark the name. The company claims it can recreate a person’s voice in just 15 seconds by recording that person speaking. OpenAI says it plans to preview it with early testers “but will not release this technology widely at this…

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YouTube Music now lets desktop users download songs offline, making it easier to enjoy music offline. (Pixabay) News 

YouTube Music introduces desktop downloads, improves offline listening for users on the web

YouTube Music, Google’s widely used music streaming service, has introduced offline music downloads for its desktop website to improve user convenience. This update brings the web experience in line with the features already available on its mobile app, allowing users to save their preferred songs and playlists for offline playback. After a testing period, the feature was released more widely on March 29. While it’s not generally available yet, 9to5Google reports that some users have reported seeing a notification prompting them to check out the new feature alongside the Library…

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Apple is gearing up for a big iPad refresh which should bring the new iPad Air and Pro models to the market for buyers. Here's what we know News 

Expectations for the launch of the new 2024 iPad Air and Pro models are high.

Apple will be very busy in the coming months, preparing for the big WWDC 2024 keynote and sessions in June. However, the company is also expected to announce a new iPad collection, which includes the new Air and Pro models intended for the market. The company is unlikely to hold an event for these products as well, but it is likely that Apple will launch several additional devices alongside the new iPads. So what can we expect from the new iPads, what do they offer compared to previous models, and…

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Vivo has announced its foldable device recently and now we're seeing the brand bring its new Pad 3 tablet lineup to the market. News 

Vivo introduces Pad 3 Pro tablet featuring 11,500mAh battery and high-performance chipset: Price and specifications

In the Chinese smartphone maker’s latest addition, the Vivo Pad 3 Pro was released on March 27, arriving as the successor to last year’s Vivo Pad 2. The new Android tablet arrives on the pages of Vivo X Fold3 and X Fold3 Pro. also took center stage. The device comes with MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9300 chipset, making it the first Android tablet to feature such a feature. In addition, it also has an 11,500mAh battery, up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. Along with the…

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The market for people wanting to buy a phone worth Rs 25,000 has expanded in the last few years and here are some of the best choices. News 

Top 5 smartphones under Rs 25,000 that you can purchase, from OnePlus Nord CE 3 to iQOO Z7 Pro

With plenty of options in the market, choosing a new phone with a budget and good features can be challenging. Smartphone brands like iQOO, Realme and Nothing have left no stone unturned in offering highly functional phones under Rs 25,000 as well. All of these phones have powerful processors, good camera capabilities for capturing memories, vibrant displays and decent battery life, making them popular choices in this price segment. So if you are planning to upgrade your phone, give your parents or partners a phone under Rs 25,000 in March.…

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Samsung rolled out the new OneUI version with the Galaxy S24 series out of the box, and now the older Galaxy phones will get the AI-powered tools. News 

Report: Samsung may release the new UI 6.1 update for select phones later this week.

Samsung’s long-awaited operating system update with AI features may soon make its way to previous-generation flagship phones. The South Korean tech giants announced a software update featuring artificial intelligence last month, and it looks like we’re finally getting closer to the rollout. According to 9To5Google, a tech enthusiast sent a message from X claiming that the S23 series OS update is already coming to the Chinese market on March 28th. He even included a screenshot of what smartphone users are likely to get after the One UI 6.1 update. rolled…

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A solar storm threat has been observed with possibility of X-class solar flares being hurled out towards Earth. (Pixabay) Space 

Warning: Sunspot AR3615 may release X-class solar flares towards Earth

A strong geomagnetic storm hit Earth on Sunday following a recent X-class solar flare and Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the Sun. With the solar maximum approaching, there is a higher likelihood of more frequent and intense solar phenomena like solar storms, CMEs, and solar flares. There is a potential threat of another X-class solar flare causing a solar storm in the coming days. Solar storm warning According to a SpaceWeather report, the geomagnetic storm that hit Earth on March 24 was the strongest since 2017. Although that threat is…

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