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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-class facelift review, test drive
Autocar India All-new engines and a few tech upgrades help keep the C-class at the cutting edge of its segment. Gavin D'Souza Author. 854 Views; 0 Comments. Make : Mercedes-Benz; Model : C-Class. What is it? It's been four whole years since this generation of C ...

Google Cloud to handle Unitys core infrastructure for developing connected games
 Google’s Cloud division and Unity have announced a strategic partnership with the aim of simplifying game development. The two companies will be working together to create a suite of managed services and tools for developing connected games with real-time multiplayer experiences. These tools will also help Unity to test and launch these connected games while offloading the connectivity portion on Google Cloud servers. This means that Unity will build the games while Google will be the default cloud provider to help them easily build and scale their games. In addition, Unity has also announced migrating all core infrastructure, which powers its services and offerings to Google Cloud, thus resulting in running of its business on the same cloud that Unity game developers will develop, test and globally launch their games. Google, on its blog, says, “We’re also collaborating with Unity to co-found an open source project to connect players in multiplayer games. This project deeply embodies our philosophy for gaming—open source, community-driven solutions built in collaboration with the world’s leading game companies. This project will launch publicly for downloads and code contributions this summer—stay tuned for more in the coming months.” Partnering with Google will allow Unity to deliver low-latency experiences, scale to multiple servers, and make use of multi-terabyte memory nodes for huge 3D environments. Apart from the Google Cloud announcement, the company recently also announced a new verification measure for apps to confirm that they have come from the Play Store. All Android Application Packages (APKs) will now have a small amount of metadata appended to them that verifies that the app was distributed via Google Play. With the help of the added metadata, Play Store will also be able to verify if an app was installed after being shared offline and add it to the user’s Play Library. This means that the app’s download numbers, which are currently affected due to offline installs, will be somewhat more accurate. You can read more about it here.

Samsung Gear S2: A Good Thing Gets Better
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Shortened URLs Can Let Hackers Spy on You: Study
While URL shortening tools may be useful, the short length makes it simple for hackers to brute force (trial and error) them.

Yahoo Mail app optimised for Android Go phones is coming soon
Yahoo Mail Go app will keep the RAM usage on devices below 50 MB and the install size below 10 MB.

Twitter testing new design for Android app
Micro-blogging website Twitter is testing a new design for an Android app version to make it more user-friendly and easy to navigate

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years, next month
Perihelic opposition will occur on July 27 and bring Mars closest to Earth.

China's Xiaomi secures seven cornerstone investors for $6.1 billion Hong Kong IPO
HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp has lined up $548 million from seven cornerstone investors including U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc for its Hong Kong IPO of up to $6.1 billion, according to a term sheet seen by Reuters.

India semi fab project in jeopardy
Jaiprakash Associates, the lead partner of the Indian government's plan to build two wafer fabs in the subcontinent has announced its withdrawal from the project, stating it's not commercially viable to set up the plant at present.