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Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for US Supreme Court Justice

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Donald Trump, the newly elected US Prez was already proving his mark with controversial decisions. We have seen many protests are being raised opposing the orders given by the American President. CEO’s of Tech Companies like Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai had openly criticized Trump’s decision of Immigration order.

The President of United States has nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court. However, Trump’s Nominee should be approved by the US Senate. Since the Republicans opposed Obama’s decision last time, will the Democratic Party legislators co-operate?

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The Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate rather than a simple majority to approve Gorsuch, and expressed “far-reaching doubts” about the nominee. .While the Liberal groups were clearly rejecting Gorsuch while conservative groups and Republican senators heaped praise on him.

Donald Trump said that “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous disciple, and has earned bipartisan support. Depending on their age, justice can be active for 50 years. And his or her decisions can last a century or more, and can often be permanent.”

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Gorsuch on speaking about the president’s nomination said that “I respect the fact that in our legal order it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge, stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands.”

The 49-year-old Gorsuch is the youngest nominee to the US Supreme Court in more than a quarter century. However this time it’s not easy for Trump as it requires a majority vote of the US Senate. The result can’t be decided as of now.

Hugo Barra Joins Facebook After Leaving Xiaomi

Hugo Barra Joins Facebook After Xiaomi

Technology expert Hugo Barra to join Facebook Inc. to supervise the virtual-reality platform which includes the Oculus VR team. This former executive at Google has left Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. this week. He will be entitled at Facebook as vice president of virtual reality, Oculus.

After a rocky year for Oculus, Mr. Barra joining will be a sign of recovery. Oculus Chief Executive Brendan Iribe has stepped down from his post to lead a division within Oculus. However, Barra’s role in Facebook will expand beyond Oculus and include all of Facebook’s VR efforts. Facebook is now working on VR to work on smartphones as well. On the other hand, it is also working on a stand-alone VR device which doesn’t require a mobile phone or personal computer to work.

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“Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform. They’ll enable us to experience completely new things and be more creative than ever before.” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.

“It’s been a dream of mine to work in virtual reality even back when AR/VR were just figments of science fiction; now we’re taking selfies in virtual worlds,” Barra replied on Zuckerberg’s Facebook post.

Oculus introduced its debut device, the Rift virtual-reality goggles in the earlier year. While the fact is that, the device needs tethering with a powerful, pricey computer to work. The goggles faced higher competition from products by the likes of Sony Corp and HTC Corp. In addition, higher-than-expected price and shipping problems affected the launch.

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Barra was recruited to Xiaomi from Google, back in 2013, where he was product head for Android mobile operating system. He mentioned his wish to return Silicon Valley when resigning Xiaomi this week and declined to say where he was going.

Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai join hands to start Ramanujan foundation

Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai

It’s really a great triumph moment for Indian’s that Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg team up to start a foundation in the name of our legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Brendan Iribe (CEO of Oculus VR) and some fifty other ‘1 percenters’ of Silicon Valley were at Russian billionaire and founder Yuri Milner’s house in Los Altos, there Yuri hosted a private screening and dinner for the film. As per the source reported they came out with tears after watching the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity”, a biopic on Ramanujam.

Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai are deeply moved by the film and decided to create a foundation in the name of Ramanujan.

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” is a British Biographic drama film based on 1991 book by Robert Kanigel. Dev Patel starrer as the real-life Srinivasa Ramanujan, 25 years-old shipping clerk and self taught mathematician who grows up in poor family in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I.

Ramanujan made an extraordinary contribution to mathematical analysis, number theory, continued fractions and infinite series, though he had no formal training in pure mathematics.

Srinivasa Ramanujan passes way in 1920, at the time he was just 32.

This film also starts Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, and Arundhati Nag. The Man Who Knew Infinity will be on theatres in India on Friday.