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HBD: Usain Bolt Clocks 30 Today!

See that picture up above of the lightning bolt runner as he overtakes his adversaries.
Happy 30th birthday to @usainbolt!

Google Chrome forced to end support for Adobe Flash this September

Adobe’s Flash Player has been an integral part of web browsing, that helps provides production of animations, games, etc, but often leads to an unstable browser experience and performance issues. It is not too uncommon to have a flash player crash on you when trying to load multimedia content on your browser; sometimes it reloads, and other times you are forced to kill the link.

Cimcor dubs Tenece as Nigerian reseller

Cimcor Inc’s latest international partnership brings CimTrak to the forefront of security needs for Nigerian organizations. Listed as #75 on Cybersecurity Ventures 2016 top 500 list, Cimcor continues to expand its global presence with newest partner Tenece Professional Services Limited, who has recently partnered to resell Cimcor’s flagship software product CimTrak, which monitors critical network device configurations for changes and provides immediate alerting should a change be detected.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched at Rs 59,990: Key specifications, sale date, etcetera

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been launched in India at Rs 59,900 and will go on sale on September 2. The Note7 is being bundled with the Jio 4GSIM preview offer in India, which will offer voice, data, and SMS free for 90 days.

Facebook’s offer to be the new masters of advertising

Facebook collects less than the 5% of the US$500bn spent on advertising each year. To achieve the deepest, darkest dreams of Mark Zuckerberg, the company must become the first one that dominates both the kind of precision ads that built Google and the emotional ads that made TV the world’s dominant marketing force.

How Pokémon Go takes us back to the existing world

Using anti-filtering software affects connectivity speeds and it is not clear if using it would be feasible when playing Pokémon Go.
The decision on filtering, however, does not rest solely in the government’s hands. Other institutions that act independently of Hassan Rouhani’s administration, such as the judiciary, also carry a great deal of weight.
Mana Neyestani, a prominent Iranian cartoonist, reacted to the ban by drawing a cartoondepicting a Pokémon Go character fleeing from the Iranian morality police.
One Iranian user joked on Twitterthat it was difficult to focus on streets in Iran because “you have to both look around to hunt Pokémon and also watch not being hunted yourself by the morality police”.
#--theguardian.com

Man shot dead while playing Pokémon Go in San Francisco

A senior judicial official, Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, said last week that the augmented realitygame posed a security dilemma and that the country’s intelligence apparatus approved of the ban.
“There are many problems with the game and security-wise, it can create problems for the country and our people,” Tasnim, a semi-official news agency quoted him as saying.
Iran’s tech-savvy young peoplequickly embraced the game, which has become a global phenomenon since its release last month.
Officials had previously hinted that they may allow the game to function in Iran on condition that its data servers would be transferred inside the country and that certain locations would be excluded. That request appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
Internet filtering is rife in Iran, but it has not stopped millions of users accessing blocked apps and websites. Iranians use anti-filtering software to bypass state restrictions and have proved extremely resilient, often migrating in their millions from one…

Iran forbids Pokémon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the Pokémon Gomobile game, citing security concerns about the game’s use of location-based virtual reality technology.
“Any game that wants to operate nationwide in Iranneeds to obtain permission from the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, and the Pokémon Go app has not yet requested such a permission,” the semi-official Isna news agency quoted Abolhasan Firouzabadi, the head of Iran’s supreme council of virtual space, as saying.
#--theguardian

HP's Powerup Backpack Can Recharge Your Laptop up to 2 times

In an ideal world, there would be no need to recharge our electronic devices. Alas, in reality, our devices still pack a battery that is hardly able to last an entire day. Most of us carry chargers or power banks as a solution for this problem. But power banks are restricted in terms of capacity and chargers are restricted by access to charging points.

iPhone 7 latest news, features, specs and price: Apple's wireless earbuds will work with the iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is expected to launch in early September this year, possibly accompanied by the iPhone 7 Plus.
Here we round up all the latest news on the iPhone 7 release date, price and features ahead of its official launch.
Apple iPhone 7: at a glance
*.iPhone 7 release date expected to be 16 September
*.Could be accompanied by iPhone 7 Plus/Pro
*.iPhone 7 on sale in the UK one week after launch
*.Predicted UK price from £540
#--itpro

Here’s what the Apple Watch 2 will probably be like

The next version of the Apple Watch—the first hardware update to Apple's wearable—is expected to keep the same form factor and thickness it has now, according to the reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ( via Mac Rumors). So what will be different? Kuo expects:
• a faster processor built by TSMC
• a GPS chip
• a barometer to track altitude
• better waterproofing
• a higher capacity battery
The Apple Watch 2 is expected to launch this fall, perhaps alongside the iPhone 7, which is expected to be announced next month.
#--fastcompany

How Buhari's intervention saved MTN from going bankrupt

Nigeria’s minister of communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu has revealed that the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari saved telecommunications giant, MTN from bankruptcy.