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Amazon's Echo Show Includes a Built-In Touch Screen

Echo-to-Echo calling will be hands-free and straightforward, according to Amazon. As with most Amazon products, the Show also works best within the company's ecosystem. A touchscreen will be very useful for some tasks, such as when browsing through content libraries and accessing map information. The speaker comes with a price tag of $229.99 (around Rs 15,000).



Who's to blame for ransomware attack?

Once the computer's data have been locked down by the ransomware, a message would appear saying that the users' files are no longer accessible unless they pay a large sum of Bitcoin, a digital currency that ensures the transactions can not be traced back.



Oil on longest rising streak in more than a month

An extended production-cut deal is seen as supportive for crude prices by limiting supply. This extended agreement by Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation helped oil prices to get a hike in the market on Monday. Kuwait, a Gulf producer usually aligned with the Saudi Opec view, said on Tuesday it supported the proposal. Their regimes have been forced to adapt to today's market environment, but that transition has been an exceedingly painful one, coming after years of $100+ per barrel oil.


Bank lobby attacks govt on levy secrecy rules

Bank lobby attacks govt on levy secrecy rules

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann also has dismissed the claim. "We stand by the estimates that are published in the budget papers", he told Sky News. He urged the big five to prove they were not the "big bad" banks Australians thought they were, repeating his call for them to pledge not to pass the levy on to consumers.