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Google's Pixel smartphones struggle to click in world's fastest growing smartphone market

Google's Pixel smartphones struggle to click in world's fastest growing smartphone market Despite Google’s aggressive push to lure the Indian market into purchasing its Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, the company has failed to impress the price conscious country.This was a stark deviation from the general norm that sees companies take weeks — and sometimes months — in bringing their top smartphones to India.

Giant wolf-sized otters used to roam the earth 6 million years ago

Giant wolf-sized otters used to roam the earth 6 million years ago Giant otters the size of wolves lived in rivers and lakes in south-western China some 6.2 million years ago, scientists have discovered.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees by Rail' derails as fan dies in stampede

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 'Raees by Rail' derails as fan dies in stampede Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan undertook an overnight train journey from Mumbai to Delhi to promote his upcoming film Raees that hits theaters tomorrow.It is said that the 'Raees By Rail' promotional activity was actually imitating a sequence from the film.

People are dragging a politician for not knowing where to get toilet paper at night

People are dragging a politician for not knowing where to get toilet paper at night A candidate for Hong Kong's top office couldn't figure out where regular folks buy toilet paper in the middle of the night.She said in a media session that the first night after moving from her former state residence to a downtown serviced apartment, she discovered she couldn't find toilet paper.

Top model 'excited' to come out as intersex advocate 'breaking the taboo'

Top model 'excited' to come out as intersex advocate 'breaking the taboo' She's a regular on the runways of Versace, Wang and Marc Jacobs, but it's her latest turn as an intersex advocate for young people that is earning her praise.Twenty-nine-year-old top model and style icon Hanne Gaby Odiele has come out as intersex via Instagram while announcing her role as advocate for non-profit intersex youth organisation, interACT.

'Rescued' surfer says he didn't need saving, but thanks anyway

'Rescued' surfer says he didn't need saving, but thanks anyway It might be the kind of embarrassing quote your mum shares on Facebook, but in the case of a Japanese man "stranded" off the east coast of Australia, it's become oddly accurate.As Mashable reported last week a 37-year-old man identified as "Toru" was discovered miles offshore after floating out to sea on a surfboard.

So, there's now a campaign to send Sean Spicer Dippin' Dots

So, there's now a campaign to send Sean Spicer Dippin' Dots Everyone now knows Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer doesn't like Dippin' Dots, the so-called "ice cream of the future" that's a mainstay of humdrum visits to theme parks, county fairs and malls around the U.So it's left detractors an opportunity to strike, by sending Spicer as many of the spherical, flash-frozen treats as humanely possible.

'Pokémon Go' finally launches in South Korea

'Pokémon Go' finally launches in South Korea According to Korean media, the game's maker Niantic Labs had to figure out a workaround for its map in South Korea, so as not violate the law.Because the country's release has been so belated, Pokémon trainers in the country ended up flocking to the tiny beach town of Sokcho in the country's northeast, which had somehow not been affected by the mapping restrictions.

#SadMelania is the new mascot for Trump's America, the internet says

#SadMelania is the new mascot for Trump's America, the internet says Sometimes you wind up somewhere you don't want to be, in a position that comes with a weird acronym: FLOTUS.And yet, that's the unusual circumstance America's new First Lady Melania Trump has found herself in — according to the internet, anyway.

How Indigenous voices are using social media to #ChangeTheDate

How Indigenous voices are using social media to #ChangeTheDate If you've been on Australian social media lately, you may have seen a message: #ChangeTheDate.On Tuesday, a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hip hop artists and allies released a song and 360 degree video called "Change the Date," organised by NITV.

This city will make you face the music for breaking traffic laws

This city will make you face the music for breaking traffic laws India's capital city of New Delhi is betting on music therapy to ensure traffic offenders learn a lesson.The Delhi police is hoping that playing patriotic, religious, and other emotional songs will keep traffic offenders amenable to the training sessions they are required to attend.

Facebook's VR social network is surprisingly stunning

Facebook's VR social network is surprisingly stunning But lurking on the sidelines of this newly active space is Facebook's own social VR behemoth known as Oculus Rooms.In some ways, the mobile version of Oculus Rooms is as powerful an experience as the Oculus Home app on the higher-end Oculus Rift.

Social media loses its mind over this 'deconstructed sausage sandwich'

Social media loses its mind over this 'deconstructed sausage sandwich' Especially if it's one of your nation's most revered culinary delights: The sausage sandwich.The sausage sandwich is a proudly simple, Australian snack commonly served at school fetes, elections and fundraisers.

The woman in the iconic Shepard Fairey poster was at the Women's March

The woman in the iconic Shepard Fairey poster was at the Women's March Now, a decade later, the image has become a symbol of the Women's Marches that took place across the globe.The artist who created the iconic "Hope" poster for Barack Obama's campaign released a series of posters in time for Inauguration Day last week and the Women's Marches held the day after.

Trekkies can now wake up their Amazon Echo by saying 'computer'

Trekkies can now wake up their Amazon Echo by saying 'computer' The company added "computer" to the list of supported wake words for its Echo devices — no doubt a reference to the powerful voice-activated computer onboard the Starship Enterprise in the series.It looks like Amazon has been rolling out the update slowly over the last few days, though the company hasn't said much about it beyond an update to its support page, which details how to change it via the Alexa app.

Hogwarts gets a magically realistic rendering in body paint timelapse

Hogwarts gets a magically realistic rendering in body paint timelapse Over the years, people have gone to extreme lengths to display their love for the magical world created by J.Rowling in the Harry Potter series.

David "Dr. Cat" Shapiro Video Interview, Part Four

David "Dr. Cat" Shapiro Video Interview, Part Four A nearly thirty-minute discussion ensues in this latest entry to Matt Barton's video interview series with David "Dr.Cat" Shapiro of ORIGIN Systems fame.

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for

Women-only ride hailing services may not be the answer you're looking for The text sent to a friend to let them you're in a cab, just in case.These are rituals women perform as they move through our cities, but when we think of solutions, gender-segregated ride hailing services are little more than a bandaid.

Mark Zuckerberg's charity just bought a search engine for research papers

Mark Zuckerberg's charity just bought a search engine for research papers Mark Zuckerberg's massive philanthropic organization just laid out the next step in its quest to cure or manage all diseases.The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is buying a startup called Meta, which uses artificial intelligence to scan and index research papers in a way that makes them easier for scientists to find.

Trump's new White House website contains plenty of 'alternative facts'

Trump's new White House website contains plenty of 'alternative facts' The world of dubious assertions extends deeper, though, to Trump's version of whitehouse.Let's take a look at some of the assertions presented in the White House site's "issues" section.