Xiaomi Mi Fan Festival Sale on April 5 and 6: Up to Rs. 3000 off on smartphones, offers on accessories, Crazy combos and more

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Few days back Xiaomi announced that it will hold Mi Fan Festival in India in the first week of April. Today the company has confirmed that it will hold the sale on April 5th and 6th. In the sale it will have discounts on smartphones, accessories, accessory combos as well as Crazy Combos on app. Discounts on Xiaomi products during Mi Fan Festival Sale Mi MIX 2 – Rs. 29,999 (Rs. 3000 off) Mi Max – Rs. 12,999 (Rs. 1000 off) Redmi 4  64GB – Rs. 9999 (Rs. 500 off) Mi Band HRX Edition – Rs. 999 (Rs. 300 off) Mi In-Ear Headphones Pro HD – Rs. 1,699 (Rs. 300 off) Mi Headphones Comfort – Rs. 2,699 (Rs. 300 off) Mi VR Play 2 – Rs. 999 (Rs. 300 off) Mi Business Backpack – Rs. 999 (Rs. 300 off) Mi Car Charger – Rs. 499 (Rs. 200 off) Mi Air Purifier Filter – Rs. 1999 (Rs. 500 off) Crazy Combos – Flash Sale on April 5 Redmi 5A + Mi LED Smart TV 4A 32 – Rs. 5999  Mi Band – HRX Edition + Mi Band Strap – HRX Edition – Rs. 199 Mi Bluetooth Speaker Basic 2 + Mi Earphones Basic – Rs. 399 Redmi Y1 Lite + Redmi Y1 …
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West Virginia Town of 3,000 Received 21 Million Opioid Pills Over 10 Years

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An ongoing investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee has found that drug companies are dumping staggering amounts of highly addictive and dangerous opioid pills into small towns in West Virginia. Over the course of ten years (2006 – 2016) nearly 21 million pills of hydrocodone and oxycodone were sent to just two pharmacies in Williamson, West Virginia, a tiny town with a population of only 3,191, according to the latest census data.

The state could be considered an epicenter of the national opioid crisis, as West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the entire country, according to the CDC.

A set of letters sent to two pharmaceutical distributors, Ohio-based Miami-Luken and Illinois-based HD Smith, were released by the committee earlier this week. The letters lay out the distribution data to the town and asks the companies to respond to the exorbitant number of opioid pills making their way into this rural region. The two pharmacies in Williamson are located just blocks from each other.

In 2008 alone, Miami-Luken also delivered enough opioid pills to supply every person in Kermit, West Virginia — a town of only 406 people — with 5,624 pills. In another instance of “pill dumping,” the company delivered 4.4 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to Oceana, West Virginia (population 1,394).

Speaking to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the committee heads Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) said: “We will continue to investigate these distributors’ shipments of large quantities of powerful opioids across West Virginia, including what seems to be a shocking lack of oversight over their distribution practices.”

Holding Them Accountable

In response to the release of the letters, HD Smith made a statement to the Washington Post saying that the company “operates with stringent protection of our nation’s healthcare supply chain. The company works with its upstream manufacturing and downstream pharmacy partners to guard the integrity of the supply chain, and to improve patient outcomes. The team at H.D. Smith will review the letter and will respond as necessary.”

Miami-Lukin representatives said that the company is “fully cooperating” with the inquiry and will be “providing them with all the information they’re requesting.”

Law enforcement is cracking down on the opioid epidemic, which is responsible for 115 deaths each day in the United States. A staggering 40 percent of those deaths can be attributed to prescription drugs. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will scour reports compiled by the agency to search for clues about companies dispensing ridiculous amounts of these drugs to disproportionately populated regions. “That will help us make more arrests, secure more convictions and ultimately help us reduce the number of prescription drugs available for Americans to get addicted to or overdose from,” he said. 

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New York City is also taking a stand against pharmaceutical companies by pursuing legal action against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs for misrepresenting their product and flooding the market with the dangerous drug.

Holding bad actors accountable is just one of the battles this epidemic has unleashed on the country. Getting people off of these drugs and preventing future addicts from forming is perhaps a much bigger concern. Technologies are being developed to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Meanwhile, scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are working on a non-addictive opioid, which could help patients manage pain in a much safer manner.

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Nvidia announces Titan V, a $3000 graphics card based on Volta

NVIDIA has announced the Titan V, a prosumer graphics card based on the company’s brand new Volta architecture using 12nm process that supersedes the previous Pascal architecture found on the Titan Xp. It’s a $ 3000 graphics card that is designed entirely with compute performance in mind for people working on AI, deep learning, 3D rendering, and other computationally intensive applications. At the heart of the Titan V is the GV100 GPU that was first seen on the $ 10000 (yes, that’s one with five zeroes) Tesla V100 back in May. For the most parts, the GPU is identical, with 21.1B…

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Facebook will share 3,000 Russian political ads with Congress on Monday

Facebook will hand over approximately 3,000 ads to three different congressional committees.

Facebook will hand over approximately 3,000 political ads purchased by Russian sources during the 2016 U.S. presidential election to members of Congress on Monday.

Along with the ads, Facebook plans to share other data — including information about the users those ads targeted and how they were paid for — with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee, a spokesperson told Recode.

All three committees are investigating the extent to which Russia may have interfered in last fall’s U.S. presidential election.

Facebook previously promised to hand over the Kremlin-tied ads, which were purchased in the months leading up to the election and are valued at more than $ 100,000. Some of them sought to stoke racial, religious and other social tensions in a bid to stir political unrest, sources told Recode in September, particularly around issues like gun control and Black Lives Matter.

Facebook’s move is the latest in what has become a dramatic dance between Silicon Valley and Congress, as both sides try to figure out if Russian sources co-opted technology platforms to sway public opinion and spread misinformation during the election.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has officially invited Facebook — along with other tech companies, including Twitter and Google — to formally testify about the roles their platforms played in last year’s election at a public hearing on Nov. 1. The House hopes to hold its own hearing in October, but has not announced a date or invited any witnesses to appear.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed that the company has received an invitation to testify from the Senate Intel Committee, and that it is cooperating with the panel’s investigation. But the spokesperson added that the company has not yet decided whether or not it will testify.

Sharing ads and data with the Senate Judiciary Committee — a third congressional body investigating potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election — could further expose the tech industry to tougher public political scrutiny.

For weeks, lawmakers on the panel have been silent as Facebook and Twitter have revealed Kremlin-backed efforts on their platforms. Once it has Facebook’s ad data, however, the committee could easily demand more from tech companies — including their testimony at yet another hearing in the coming months.

Spokespeople for the panel’s chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley, and its top Democratic lawmaker, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

Facebook has also shared ad materials and data with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is running a separate investigation into Russian interference during last year’s election on behalf of the Department of Justice. It is unclear if Congress is receiving all of the same ads that Mueller and his team did.

Facebook has admitted that in addition to the political ads, Russian sources used the service to spread so-called fake news in the lead-up to the election.


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Recode Daily: Facebook handed over 3,000 Russia-linked ads to special counsel Robert Mueller amid calls for Mark Zuckerberg to testify

Plus, Snap snips Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia, 50-year-old Rolling Stone is up for sale, and the Amish are online.

After special counsel Robert Mueller obtained a search warrant, Facebook handed over up to 3,000 Russia-linked ads that ran on Facebook during the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has called for Facebook to testify before Congress on Russia’s online interference; Schiff also called out President Donald Trump for his “juvenile” retweeting. Case in point: This weekend’s Hillary-gets-whacked-by-a-golf-ball retweet. [Kara Swisher / Recode]

Snapchat blocked access to news articles and videos from the Al Jazeera channel on its app in Saudi Arabia. Snap said it is following a request from the Saudi government; Al Jazeera calls the move an “attempt to silence freedom of expression.” The conflict is the latest example of a technology company being pinned in the crosshairs of geopolitics as it navigates censorship of content on its platforms. [Douglas MacMillan / The Wall Street Journal]

The chief security officer and chief information officer of Equifax have retired in the wake of last week’s disclosure of a massive data breach at the credit bureau that leaked the personal financial information on 143 million people. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the exploit and how it was handled. [The New York Times]

SoftBank managing director Deep Nishar confirmed that the company is “absolutely” looking to invest as much as $ 10 billion in ride-hailing in the United States — but said it’s “not fair” to describe the Japanese conglomerate’s strategy as merely to “bet on every odd number on the roulette table.” Which means it could put its chips on either Uber or Lyft. Meanwhile, new Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is pushing hard to hire a CFO and top legal talent to help move the troubled company forward; the talent search is being conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, which also worked on the CEO search. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner is putting the magazine up for sale, after a half-century reign that propelled him into the realm of rock stars, celebrities and world leaders. Wenner’s 27-year-old son, Gus, is overseeing the sales plans; in response to financial pressures, parent company Wenner Media recently sold Us Weekly and Men’s Journal, and last year it sold a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone to a Singapore-based music technology company. [Sydney Ember / The New York Times]

What happens when tech leaders like Y Combinator’s Sam Altman believe our system is broken? They treat it like a startup. This deep dive — part of a series on the relationship between California and Donald Trump’s Washington — explores the political awakening of Silicon Valley. [Vauhini Vara / The California Sunday Magazine]

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Alphabet has asked a federal judge to delay a trial in Waymo’s war with Uber.

Alphabet needs time to digest a key report and other data recently turned over by Uber, it told the judge.

Twitter says it has fixed a bug that allowed ad campaigns to target users with derogatory terms.

In a statement, the company says it will “continue to strongly enforce our policies.”

SoFi’s CEO is resigning immediately.

Mike Cagney has been battling sexual harassment allegations at the lending startup.

Some companies that have recently gone public will never make money.

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, venture capitalist Maha Ibrahim said she is “cringing” at recent tech IPOs.

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Amish online

They still drive horse-drawn buggies and continue to abstain from most kinds of technology. But computers and cellphones are making their way into some Amish communities, pushing them — sometimes willingly, often not — into the 21st century, perhaps threatening their cultural cohesiveness. [Kevin Granville and Ashley Gilbertson / The New York Times]


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Tesla drops Model X price by another $3,000

As if Tesla wasn’t already keeping busy with the Model 3, it’s continuing to juggle around prices and equipment on its existing models. But it’s pretty much good news for fans of lower prices and more stuff in their electric cars.

While Tesla killed the least-expensive Model S in July and therefore raised its starting price by about $ 5,000, it dropped the price of the least expensive Model X this week to $ 79,500 — that’s $ 5,000 more than the equivalent Model S, Electrek reports. This follows a deparate $ 3,000 price cut in April for the base Model S 75D. The Model S 75D, which starts at $ 74,500, is unchanged in this latest shuffle.

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This $3,000 deep-diving drone can be controlled like a video game


The Blueye Robotics Pioneer underwater drone bridges the gap between professional-grade remote operated vehicles (ROV) and remote control toys. Most professional-grade ROVs cost $ 5,000 to $ 10,000; the Pioneer comes with everything you need to get started for $ 3,000. The Blueye Pioneer has a deep diving range, up to 150 meters – that’s eight times deeper than the best human SCUBA divers can go. It also comes equipped with an HD camera (1080p at 30fps) designed to work well in low light situations and provide low-latency video streaming. The unit doesn’t require you to buy an on-board base-station; you can control…

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This $3000 deep-diving drone can be controlled like a video game


The Blueye Robotics Pioneer underwater drone bridges the gap between professional-grade remote operated vehicles (ROV) and remote control toys. Most professional-grade ROVs cost $ 5,000 to $ 10,000; the Pioneer comes with everything you need to get started for $ 3,000. The Blueye Pioneer has a deep diving range, up to 150 meters – that’s eight times deeper than the best human SCUBA divers can go. It also comes equipped with an HD camera (1080p at 30fps) designed to work well in low light situations and provide low-latency video streaming. The unit doesn’t require you to buy an on-board base-station; you can control…

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Old-school Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning for six days with a Twitch marathon

2017 has been a big revival year for Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show got its start in the late 1980s, moved to Comedy Central for half the 1990s, and closed out the decade on the Sci Fi Channel before its 1999 cancellation. But this year, it returned with a new series on Netflix. And for fans who miss the retro spin of the show — an odd tale of a janitor held hostage by mad scientists and forced to watch bad movies — Twitch is airing a marathon of “classic” episodes.

The 38-episode run kicks off on June 26th at 11AM PT on Shout! Factory TV’s channel, and wraps on July 3rd. Twitch hasn’t said which episodes it will air, though it’ll draw from the Comedy Central and Sci Fi era spanning 1989 to 1997.

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