Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter CEO to Testify Before US House Panel on September 5

Twitter’s chief executive will testify before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans raised concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement.

“We look forward to Mr Dorsey being forthright and transparent regarding the complex processes behind the company’s algorithms and content judgment calls,” Walden said.

On Friday, President Donald Trump accused social media companies of silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship, but without offering evidence to support the claim.

“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered gravely. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” Trump wrote on Twitter, not mentioning any specific companies.

Trump also criticized social media outlets last week, saying without providing proof that unidentified companies were “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”

Those tweets followed actions taken by Apple, Facebook, and Alphabet’s YouTube to remove some content posted by Infowars, a website run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

Jones’ Twitter account was temporarily suspended on Aug. 15.


What happens when a KTM RC200 hits a metal grill at 125 Kmph

Image result for What happens when a KTM RC200 hits a metal grill at 125 KmphYou can never be fully prepared for riding on Indian roads. Even after decades of riding experience, the obstacles that you may encounter on our highways will surprise you. The statement above gets confirmed in the near-miss video of a KTM RC200 that was uploaded on Youtube. In the video, the rider encounters a metal grill on the highway while riding at 125 kmph. Take a look at the video.

The rider was riding his KTM RC200 on the highway, with moderate in sight, so he was doing the speeds of 120-130 km/h. In the most unexpected turn of events, out of nowhere, a metal grill appeared in the middle of the road. The rider somehow managed to save himself from a fatal crash by applying the brakes effectively, while also avoiding locking up.

Although the rider survives the crash miraculously, the metal grill gets stuck to his gear lever and drags along with the bike. He separates the metal grill but a weird sound starts coming from his bike. There is no physical damage visible in the video but there is a good chance that some internal components may have been damaged.

KTM RC200 has no ABS unlike it’s elder brother, the RC390. Still, the bike is not a slow motorcycle by any means. Its liquid cooled 199-cc engine produces 29.85 PS of power and 19.2 NM of torque, it has a top speed of 140 kmph, which is more than enough for riding on our highways. The incident just goes to show how important ABS is, especially, in a country like ours.

Aside from the usual dogs, cows and bad drivers, you can also add a metal grill to the list of things to watch out for while riding on Indian highways. The situation could have been handled well by the ABS but it is always advisable to not to ride faster than the recommended speed limit. The rider managed the situation effectively because just ahead of the metal grill was a Toyota Fortuner and a luggage truck which he also had to overtake. The lesson to be learned here is only one that you can never truly expect what you may face on our roads. So always stay sharp while riding.


Flipkart Grand Gadget Days Sale Offers Deals on Mobiles, Tablets, Laptops, Smartwatches, and More

Flipkart Grand Gadget Days Sale Offers Deals on Mobiles, Tablets, Laptops, Smartwatches, and More

Flipkart has returned with its Grand Gadget Days sale, and is offering a plethora of deals on mobiles, laptops, tablets, gaming hardware, and audio accessories. Additionally, there are offers on personal grooming gadgets as well. However, the e-commerce website has not revealed the duration of the sale.

Under the Grand Gadgets Sale, Flipkart is offering a Rs. 1,000 discount on the Lenovo Phab 2, while the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now comes for Rs. 22,999 (down from Rs. 30,000). That’s it for mobiles in this sale.

For laptops, the Flipkart Grand Gadgets Sale is offering up to Rs. 4,000 discount on its best-selling laptops. The website has listed laptops with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors with prices starting at Rs. 36,990 and Rs. 49,990 respectively. Laptops with Celeron processors are also a part of the sale, and prices begin from Rs. 13,990. Additionally, there are “Home Use” laptops listed in the Flipkart sale, starting at Rs. 11,990 and budget laptops from Dell at Rs. 17,990 and Lenovo from Rs. 18,990. Also part of the offer are “all in one” desktops from brands like Lenovo, HP, and Apple.

Gaming laptops are also a part of the sale, as Flipkart is offering up to Rs. 12,000 of on exchange on laptops like Acer Predator Helios, MSI GL Series, Acer Nitro 5 Spin, and more.

When it comes to tablets, the devices from brands like Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, Micromax, iBall, and more have massive discounts and offers. The price of the new Apple iPad models start at Rs. 24,900. There is a no-cost EMI option available on the iPad models as well. Meanwhile, Flipkart is offering up to 25 percent discount on the new Lenovo Tab 4 series. Additionally, there is a Rs. 10,500 discount of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

In terms of cameras, price of the Canon DSLRs start from Rs. 22,990. The Nikon D750 is available at Rs. 1,14,000 and the Nikon D3400 camera dual lens kit is priced at Rs. 35,990. Also available is the GoPro Hero 6 Sports and Action Camera priced at Rs. 31,000.

Audio accessories like headphones and speakers have also been listed. Similarly there are deals on smartwatches and fitness bands as well, including bands like Apple, Noise, Xiaomi, and more. Other deals include computer peripherals, gaming hardware, and other accessories.