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Box Drive Will Let You ‘Stream’ Files From the Cloud to Your PC

While Google is planning to expand the backup service offered by its Drive desktop app, another cloud service, Box, has now launched its own Box Drive desktop app. As you might expect, the desktop app, available for Windows and macOS, essentially allows users to get access to their cloud files locally from their computers. The Box Drive desktop app is already available and can be downloaded from the company’s official website. Importantly, users will be able to download the files from the cloud service on demand through Box Drive app…

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Lyft Partners nuTonomy to Test Self-Driving Cars in Boston

Uber rival Lyft said Tuesday it would begin testing autonomous ridesharing in Boston under a partnership with the technology startup nuTonomy. Under the partnership, nuTonomy and Lyft will collaborate to gain insights into “all aspects of ensuring a passenger’s comfort and safety” in self-driving vehicles, a joint statement said. Lyft’s move follows a similar effort by Uber, which has been using autonomous vehicles in a test program in some US cities. “At Lyft, we imagine a world where car ownership is optional and cities are designed for people instead of…

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Uber Fires 20 Employees as Part of Sexual Harassment Investigation

Uber has fired 20 employees in recent months as part of a wide-ranging investigation of the climate and culture at the popular ride-hailing service, the company said Tuesday. The report of the firings initially came from an attorney at the Perkins Coie law firm, which Uber hired to assist in a broader harassment investigation at the company and which made a presentation at the company’s weekly staff meeting Tuesday. The company later said the firings, which included some senior executives, were for sexual harassment, discrimination, unprofessional behavior, retaliation, bullying and…

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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), J5 (2017), J7 (2017) With Android 7.0 Nougat, 4G VoLTE Launched

After multiple leaks, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in its Galaxy ā€˜Jā€™ series. The big highlight is its metal design, fingerprint sensor, VoLTE support, and the fact that the smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphones have launched quietly in Europe and are priced at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 19,600) and EUR 339 (roughly Rs. 24,600) respectively. Alongside, Samsung has also confirmed that the Galaxy J3 (2017) will be made available in Europe as well. The smartphone the same name was launched in…

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Apple Store Goes Down Ahead of WWDC 2017 Keynote; New iPad and MacBook Models Expected

And it’s down. As is tradition before any hardware launch, Apple pulls down the Apple Store to update it with information about all the new products. The last time this happened was in March this year, just head of the launch of the new iPad (2017) and the iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED models. At its WWDC 2017 keynote address, scheduled to kick off at 10:00am PDT (10:30pm IST), Apple is expected to unveil more than just the next versions of its operating systems. Thus, apart from iOS 11, macOS 10.13,…

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IBM’s New Tech Squeezes 30 Billion Transistors Into Fingernail-Sized 5nm Chip

IBM and its chip manufacturing partner companies Samsung and Globalfoundries still believe in Moore’s Law, and have just announced a new procedure to make silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5-nanometre chips. Furthermore, the technology can be deployed to affix 30 billion transistor switches into a single chip equal to a fingernail in size. The process details will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference to be held in Japan, IBM says. The world’s first 7-nanometre chip was introduced in 2015 by IBM in a…

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