Scientists restore earliest recording of computer-generated music

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Scientists restore earliest recording of computer-generated music

The earliest known recording of computer-generated music that British mathematician Alan Turing's pioneering work in the late 1940s helped create has been restored by researchers in New Zealand. Jack Copeland, Professor in Arts at the University of Canterbury, along with Jason Long, a New Zealand-based composer and performer, said their work made it possible to restore the recording with the result that the true sound of the ancestral computer can be heard once again, for the first time in more than half a century. In 1951, a BBC outside broadcast unit in Manchester used a portable acetate disc cutter to capture three melodies played by a primeval computer. More →
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New Zealand plans to change privacy laws after Yahoo hack

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New Zealand plans to change privacy laws after Yahoo hack

With a view to change the country’s privacy laws, New Zealand authorities are now monitoring the Yahoo hack that affected up to 500 million user accounts, an official said. The Yahoo hack had affected a small portion of the 825,000 email accounts that New Zealand telecom giant Spark provided to users through its partnership with Yahoo. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said in a statement that the hack exemplified the international nature of privacy, with the US Federal Trade Commission and Irish Data Protection Commissioner already working together to make enquiries into the incident, Xinhua news agency reported. More →
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales may dip in mainland China: Report

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sales may dip in mainland China: Report

A new report states that around 51.9 percent people in mainland China have planned not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The decision comes amidst the global recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones owing to exploding batteries. While nearly 37 percent said they would consider buying an iPhone to replace their Samsung smartphone, 26.3 percent said they would purchase a Huawei handset as replacement. The report pointed out that Galaxy Note 7 sales were underwhelming even before the issue of exploding batteries was reported. More →
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Xiaomi Mi 5s photos leaked ahead of tomorrow’s launch, shows off iPhone-like circular home button

By about 3 hours ago.

Xiaomi Mi 5s photos leaked ahead of tomorrow’s launch, shows off iPhone-like circular home button

With less than 24 hours to go for Xiaomi to unveil its Mi 5s, there’s no stopping the leaks. We have already come across leaked renders, live photos and benchmark results revealing some key details of the upcoming smartphones.  Now, yet another live photo of the anticipated smartphone has surfaced online, and it appears to be ‘Mi 5s Plus’ with a slightly larger display. It shows off the front-panel with earpiece, sensor and selfie camera above the display, and an iPhone-like circular home bottom flanked by two capacitive buttons, for back and menu. These buttons also seem to have blue backlighting. From the photo, we can also see the metal frame and 2.5D curved glass on the front panel. More →

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Moto E3 Power goes on sale today at 11:59PM via Flipkart: Here’s everything you need to know

By about 3 hours ago.

Moto E3 Power goes on sale today at 11:59PM via Flipkart: Here’s everything you need to know

Lenovo-backed Motorola last week launched the Moto E3 Power smartphone in India. The smartphone, priced at Rs 7,999, went on sale via its exclusive partner Flipkart and set a milestone of selling 100,000 units of the smartphone within the first day of the launch, and went out of stock. The smartphone is now going on sale tonight at 11.59PM via Flipkart. The company has not yet revealed the total number of units it will put on sale for this sale. More →
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Sushma Swaraj to address UNGA 7.15PM IST; here’s how to watch the live stream

By about 4 hours ago.

Sushma Swaraj to address UNGA 7.15PM IST; here’s how to watch the live stream

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be today addressing the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), where she is expected to respond to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's recent denunciation on Kashmir. The entire social media has their eyes and ears eagerly set to know how Swaraj responds to the Pakistan PM’s tirade, where he claimed that India was responsible for human right violations in the valley. Here are are all the details of when the speech will begin and how to live stream the address. More →
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Government holds mock auctions ahead of the official spectrum auction from October 1

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Government holds mock auctions ahead of the official spectrum auction from October 1

The government has kick-started the mock auction prior to the spectrum auction scheduled to begin from October 1. According to top sources in the ministry, the mock auction is held among the seven qualified bidders to ensure that the spectrum auction is conducted without any glitches. The company, mjunction services limited, is advising the government on this auction and also conducting the mock auctions. The companies that have qualified are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Aircel and Tata Teleservices. More →
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Dawn of the age of the selfies: Crowd turns back on Hillary Clinton to take photos

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Dawn of the age of the selfies: Crowd turns back on Hillary Clinton to take photos

Hillary Clinton, who is competing against Donald Trump in the US Presidential elections, at a campaign event in Orlando yesterday officially stepped into the age of selfies. Clinton at the event got clicked a picture with the crowd and the photo is currently floating all over the internet. The photo is being seen as a true depiction of the craze of selfies worldwide. The image has Hillary Clinton standing against one wall of the room, and the crowd in front of her has turned its collective back from her, with their cameras aloft, desperate to place themselves in the same photo frame as the historic presidential candidate. More →
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Samsung executives meet DGCA after Galaxy Note 2 explodes in IndiGo aircraft

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Samsung executives meet DGCA after Galaxy Note 2 explodes in IndiGo aircraft

After two days of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 catching fire in an IndiGo aircraft, senior executives of Samsung have held meeting with officials of aviation regulator DGCA. The meeting between Samsung executives and DGCA lasted for more than an hour, and the aviation watchdog has sought technical details about the Galaxy Note series amid concerns over batteries of some of the devices getting overheated and exploding, sources said. On September 23, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft which was coming from Singapore and was landing at the Chennai airport. Following the incident, which was the first of its kind involving a Samsung Galaxy Note on board an aircraft in India, DGCA had summoned the company's officials for a meeting. More →
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Anonymous alleges Reliance Jio shares user call data to foreign ad networks, Jio refutes claims

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Anonymous alleges Reliance Jio shares user call data to foreign ad networks, Jio refutes claims

Ever since Reliance Jio announced the launch of its commercial services with unlimited free local and national outgoing calls, and unlimited SMS, the telecom operator has been the talk of the town. In fact, its ‘Welcome Offer’ where users get free unlimited access to high-speed mobile data, voice and video calls, and its range of content services, has garnered much interest among prospective customers. Now, according to hacktivist group Anonymous, Reliance Jio is sending user call data to ad networks in Singapore and the US, and making money from the same. More →
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