Don't reveal PAN on social media, Income Tax department warns

The Income Tax department has asked all PAN card holders to not share their Permanent Account Number on social media.The I-T department has an online query form where one can safely ask tax-related questions Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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See how an AI system classifies you based on your selfie

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Modern artificial intelligence is often lauded for its growing sophistication, but mostly in doomer terms. If you’re on the apocalyptic end of the spectrum, the AI revolution will automate millions of jobs, eliminate the barrier between reality and artifice, and, eventually, force humanity to the brink of extinction. Along the way, maybe we get robot butlers, maybe we’re stuffed into embryonic pods and harvested for energy. Who knows….

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Twitch competitor Mixer adds ads, but it might be keeping the revenue for itself

Alex Castro / The Verge Mixer, Microsoft’s answer to Twitch, has just rolled out its first ads, but it appears the only entity earning money from the ads will be Mixer itself. Some of the ads will show up on channels run by Microsoft itself — but other partnered channels, like Ninja’s, will now see ads appear in front of their content that don’t support them financially. Mixer announced the move last Friday on its…

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Nintendo’s wireless SNES controllers for Switch are now available to buy

If you’re hankering for the perfect classic controller to play the Nintendo Switch’s new collection of downloadable Super Nintendo titles, you may be happy to hear that the company’s new retro wireless SNES gamepad is now available for purchase — assuming you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member, of course. That’s because just like last year’s wireless NES gamepad, Nintendo will only let you buy one if you’re already paying the $4/month, $20/year subscription fee that…

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Mercedes-Benz reboots the ‘first modern car’ as a dashing EV concept

Images: Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz’s newest concept car is a reminder that the company pioneered the concept of cars. The Vision Mercedes Simplex, unveiled late last week at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, is essentially a modern-day reboot of the original Mercedes, the “35 PS” from 1901. Along with its successor, the original Simplex, the 35 PS helped kick off the era of the automobile, tipping the industry away from rickety, top-heavy wooden carriages that were retrofitted…

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Saturday Night Live fires comedian Shane Gillis over racist, homophobic comments

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Clusterfest Saturday Night Live today fired comedian Shane Gillis after a series of racist and homophobic comments he made in the past surfaced last week. NBC released a statement, published via Vulture, that states that although the show first hired Gillis “on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for SNL,” producers were “not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days.” “The…

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Android TV leak reveals Google Stadia integration and ‘hero device’ coming next year

Google appears to be planning a bunch of updates for Android TV over the next year, including new Assistant features, a major hardware release, and support for its upcoming game streaming service, Stadia. According to XDA Developers, which saw a slide presented by Google at a recent conference, Google has already planned out the key upgrades for Android TV over the next two years. This year, it’s planning to begin allowing device makers to add…

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Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference kicks off on May 19th

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft will host its 2020 Build developer conference in Seattle from Tuesday, May 19th to Thursday, May 21st, the company announced today. Microsoft didn’t say when tickets will go on sale, but does have a general mailing list you can sign up for to get information about the event. Build is one of Microsoft’s biggest events of the year, and although the event is focused on developers, the…

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Electric car owners could choose which fake sounds their cars make under new proposal

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge The federal government is requiring automakers to include artificial motor sounds in electric and hybrid cars when traveling at low speeds to alert pedestrians, but it wants to give vehicle owners the ability to choose which sounds they use. In a notice of proposed rule-making, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers should be able to “select the sound they prefer from the set of sounds…

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Apple Arcade goes live for iOS 13 beta testers

Image: Apple A few days ahead of its scheduled September 19th launch, Apple Arcade is now live and accepting subscriptions from those participating in Apple’s iOS 13 beta program. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman tweeted that Apple’s gaming service, which unlocks access to dozens of ad-free games for a monthly fee, was up and running. Many other people have gained access on devices enrolled in the iOS 13 public beta. Subscriptions appear to be processing successfully, including…

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