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Apple Could Replace 4th Gen iPads With iPad Air 2 During Service Apple Could Replace 4th Gen iPads With iPad Air 2 During Service
- April 20, 2017

The iPad Air 2 was discontinued in March following the announcement of the latest iPad, which takes its place and removed the Airs from the iPad lineup. Also, if you have either a 16 or 64GB iPad 4 that needs to be replaced, you could also get a nice storage bump as the iPad Air 2 units are only available with 32GB or 128GB storage capacity. (more...)
Instagram gets offline mode for Android users Instagram gets offline mode for Android users
- April 20, 2017

You will be able to save any posts to your own personal collection, as well being able to create your own new posts and save drafts. 80 percent of the community is outside of the U.S., and as our platform grows, Instagram must perform across an increasing variety of devices and networks to keep people connected. (more...)
New York City Moves Toward Requiring Uber Tipping Option New York City Moves Toward Requiring Uber Tipping Option
- April 18, 2017

The New York move suggests that car-ride services are unlikely to remain free from digital tipping. The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal that would require any ride service exclusively using credit cards to allow tipping within the app. (more...)
Star Wars to feature new female character
- April 17, 2017

Carrie Fisher won't make an appearance in " Star Wars: Episode IX" contrary to initial reports. The Force Awakens ended with Rey and Skywalker meeting on a remote island. The first trailer for the new film is just over 2 minutes and doesn't give much when it comes to storyline, but it does manage to whet our appetite and get us excited for more. (more...)
Previously undisclosed NSA exploits leaked: 'Not a drill,' says Snowden
- April 16, 2017

The latest dump doesn't just include a bunch of Windows 0-days, it also includes reports of NSA attacks on the world's banks through compromises to the SWIFT payment system. "It is very significant as it effectively puts cyber weapons in the hands of anyone who downloads it", Matthew Hickey, a researcher at the UK's Hacker House security firm, told cyber security website Ars Technica. (more...)
Samsung Releases an "Infinitely Amazing" Galaxy S8 Commercial
- April 15, 2017

A recent report published by Reuters suggests that the pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone have far and by exceeded the pre-orders that took place for Galaxy S7 a year ago. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are not the cheapest Smartphones, as a Sprint Galaxy S8 at the moment is $750, if you pre-order it. Though, the USA variants of the Galaxy S8 and the S8+ come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor. (more...)
Google Photos gains video stabilization option in latest update Google Photos gains video stabilization option in latest update
- April 14, 2017

Tap on it to commence video processing. When the process is finished, the button will now say " stabilized ", and you can watch the new video and save it to your photo library. That said, the outcome is far smoother videos compared to their originals. If you want to grab the latest version of Google Photos that has video stabilization included, you can grab the APK from the button below, although the update should already be live on the Play Store. (more...)
Next-gen OnePlus 5 specs may have just leaked Next-gen OnePlus 5 specs may have just leaked
- April 13, 2017

OnePlus has always been known for their top-end features and fairly affordable, flagship-nature smartphones. Chinese site PCPop claims to know the specs and features of the upcoming OnePlus 5 , the next flagship Android handset that'll compete against the iPhone 8, the Galaxy S8, and the LG G6. (more...)
NY 2017: INFINITI QX80 Monograph Has Beautiful Ideas of Grandeur NY 2017: INFINITI QX80 Monograph Has Beautiful Ideas of Grandeur
- April 13, 2017

It illustrates how the design of INFINITI's large SUV could evolve in future. The QX80 Monograph is a vast SUV, at over five meters long, nearly two meters tall, and more than two meters wide, even with the side mirrors folded in. We'll be covering this luxury SUV in more detail when it is unveiled in NY. We see signature headlight elements (Infiniti calls them Human Eye headlights), lower body styling, and some grille work in the future for coming Infiniti SUVs. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 won't get Bixby Voice features from the day one
- April 13, 2017

The company also said that it has experienced " double-digit growth " (10 percent and more ) in preorder numbers for the Galaxy S8 compared to past year for the two weeks that the pre-orders have been live. That means Bixby's voice functions won't be available at its global launch on April 21. Now, new reports suggest Samsung is about to produce prototypes of dual-screen smartphones, suggesting the company could be carrying out early tests for the rumoured Galaxy X foldable handset. (more...)
Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices
- April 13, 2017

It really hasn't been a good week for brands, and though Burger King hasn't physically assaulted anyone here, it's natural to feel personally assaulted by advertisements in the home on a device you had originally thought was for personal use. (more...)
US Regulators Aim to Keep Ban on In-flight Phone Calls US Regulators Aim to Keep Ban on In-flight Phone Calls
- April 13, 2017

Back in 2013, the FCC, then under Thomas Wheeler, made a rather highly debated proposal: to allow making phone calls aboard planes. "Taking it off the table permanently will be a victory for Americans across the country who, like me, value a moment of quiet at 30,000 feet". (more...)
Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag Burger King's Whopper gets prank Wikipedia edits in ad gag
- April 13, 2017

It appears that Google Home will continue chatting even after the commercial ends. Contrary to reports claiming Google has disabled the functionality, we were just able to summon the Assistant by playing the ad. Earlier this year, a news anchor accidentally triggered Echo devices belonging to viewers, causing them to order dollhouses. Business Insider tested out the ad on Tuesday, and it worked. (more...)
Facebook rolls out limited version of M, Messenger's AI assistant, across US Facebook rolls out limited version of M, Messenger's AI assistant, across US
- April 07, 2017

Following in the footsteps of Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Samsung Bixby, Facebook has launched M. It is described as a "helpful assistant in Messenger, powered by artificial intelligence ". M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done. (more...)
Colbert Late Night King For 9th Straight Week Colbert Late Night King For 9th Straight Week
- April 07, 2017

Despite the critical statements he made about the president a year ago failing to influence the outcome of the elections, Louis C.K. stays true to his first opinion on Donald Trump. "Then there's somebody who lies once in a while and can't quite stay inside the boundaries of truth". They lie a lot. "It just was more people than I thought were going to read it". (more...)
Israeli opposition delays poll over clash with Britney concert Israeli opposition delays poll over clash with Britney concert
- April 06, 2017

While the two events were initially slated for the same day, it turns out that Spears' concert will use the bulk of security guards, which will leave the Labor party event with slim staff pickings and potential traffic issues. On July 3rd, Miss American Dream will perform in Tel Aviv for her large Israeli fan base. Israel has rescheduled one of its party elections because it clashes with a Britney Spears concert. (more...)
Seattle law allowing ride-share unions temporarily blocked Seattle law allowing ride-share unions temporarily blocked
- April 06, 2017

Seattle Councilmember Mike O'Brien introduced the legislation on September 8, 2015. The city has been a national leader on workers' rights, gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 and requiring most employers to provide paid sick leave. Lasnik said his ruling applies to both cases. The Teamsters Union Local 117, which backed the law, now hopes to contact drivers about unionizing but needs their information from the ride-share companies to reach them all. (more...)
YouTube creators have complained about declines in ad revenue YouTube creators have complained about declines in ad revenue
- April 06, 2017

The deal follows a number of global brands , as well as media agency Havas, cutting spend altogether on YouTube advertising following the automatic placement of ads by extremist content. The statement said the change was based on advice from the government's media agency , Dentsu Mitchell. British Government suspended its ads after they were featured on videos from Klux Klan leader David Duke. (more...)
Lenovo Launches Moto G5 In India Exclusively On Amazon At ₹11,999 Lenovo Launches Moto G5 In India Exclusively On Amazon At ₹11,999
- April 05, 2017

The newly-launched Moto G5 is available in two variants, depending on the storage capacity of the handset and the price of the devices also vary accordingly. The internal storage is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. It is a dual sim device with dual standby support. The brand new Moto G5 also features a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front side of the device, which is ideal for capturing high-quality selfies and making video calls. (more...)
Apple is 'sorry' for the Mac Pro, promises improved model in 2018 Apple is 'sorry' for the Mac Pro, promises improved model in 2018
- April 05, 2017

Unfortunately, although the internals have been modified, Apple has chosen not to update the connectivity options, saving UBC and thunderbolt 3 tech for next year's "complete rethink". After Apple failed to announce new Mac desktops at last year's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar unveiling, some critics charged Apple with ignoring professional customers who need the additional power the Mac Pro offers. (more...)
AOL and Yahoo to merge into new firm called Oath AOL and Yahoo to merge into new firm called Oath
- April 05, 2017

Armstrong is expected to be given the task of running Oath , and is said to be in the middle of talks with Yahoo executives to determine who will stay, and who will be asked to leave. AOL was acquired by Verizon in the summer of 2015 for $4.4 Billion, and the Yahoo deal was finalized a year ago, and will finish taking place by the end of 2017 for $4.8 Billion. (more...)
What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means
- April 02, 2017

Congress voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules and President Trump will likely sign the regulations off the books. In a rare political move that has united liberals and conservatives in outrage, the United States Congress has voted to repeal an array of internet privacy protections. (more...)
Destiny 2 gets a teaser trailer featuring Cayde Destiny 2 gets a teaser trailer featuring Cayde
- March 30, 2017

The first Destiny game was criticized for its overly serious tone and confusing story (that is, when the plot existed at all). Now, we find Cayde-6, one of the leaders of the City's Vanguard, drinking and recounting a battle in a bombed out building that appears to be inside the City's walls. (more...)
Ford Recalls 440000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk Ford Recalls 440000 Vehicles Due to Fire Risk
- March 30, 2017

When service kits are available, dealers will install a coolant level sensor with supporting hardware and software at no charge to the customer. In the second major recall, an expansion of a previous one, Ford reports it needs to replace faulty door latches in more than 211,000 2014 Ford Fiestas, 2013-14 Ford Fusions, and 2013-14 Lincoln MKZs. (more...)
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
- March 30, 2017

The first recall involves 210,000 vehicles in the USA because the engines could pose the risk of an under-hood fire. In North America it includes Escape SUVs from the 2014 model year, plus the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize vehicle and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect small van. (more...)
Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend
- March 29, 2017

Xfinity Instant TV would also replace Stream in the limited markets where the trial service is available. Features include a cloud DVR, access to Instant TV on connected television sets, and the option to add premium content tiers to any baseline package. (more...)
First Party Samsung Galaxy S8 Accessories Leak
- March 28, 2017

The Galaxy S8 is expected to maintain Samsung's current design language with glass panels wrapped around a metal frame. Would you still get the S8 knowing that the S7 has such an issue? We're just days away from Samsung's official launch of the Galaxy S8, and in the past day or so, the dripping faucet of leaks has turned into a constant stream with new hands-on images, renders, pricing details, and even videos leaked... (more...)
Google Maps now won't let you forget where you've parked Google Maps now won't let you forget where you've parked
- March 23, 2017

From the app's menu you can select 'Share Location, ' which presents options for how long your real-time location will be shared, and who it will be shared with. You'll be presented with a new menu offering to " save your parking ", which lets you store all the information you need to find your auto again. (more...)
Here's how Rihanna ended up booking a guest room on Bates Motel Here's how Rihanna ended up booking a guest room on Bates Motel
- March 23, 2017

Rihanna making her debut in the Bates Motel TV show. "This is so weird". "This is so weird, oh my God", she said as she covered her face an looked away from the screen where she was getting down and dirty. Her reactions were hilarious, especially when a sex scene popped up onscreen and she recoiled at the "gross" kissing sounds. To watch Rihanna down shots and cringe while watching herself , check out the videos below. (more...)
Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places
- March 22, 2017

Other companies that have that have expressed their displeasure over Google's nonchalant attitude towards the videos include, motor giant Audi , McDonald's , L'Oreal, the BBC, The Guardian , Channel 4, and a couple of government agencies. (more...)
Big Microsoft outage locks people out of Windows and Xbox accounts Big Microsoft outage locks people out of Windows and Xbox accounts
- March 22, 2017

Normally these outages don't last too long for Microsoft, so hopefully by later today or tomorrow Xbox Live will be running smoothly again. Several Microsoft business and consumer cloud services, including Office 365 storage and email services, were inaccessible Tuesday due to problems authenticating users. (more...)
US Justice Dept delivers documents on Donald Trump's wiretap claim to Congress US Justice Dept delivers documents on Donald Trump's wiretap claim to Congress
- March 21, 2017

Three U.S. agencies - the CIA, National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation - as well as the Justice Department, launched investigations into the matter under Democratic President Barack Obama. Trump and Merkel met for the first time Friday after the president had engaged in a series of harsh criticisms of her on the campaign trail. But he also made calls to reporters as the White House tried to dispute allegations about campaign contacts with Russian Federation. (more...)
Would You Buy Akzo Nobel (AKZOY) On These Analyst Ratings? Would You Buy Akzo Nobel (AKZOY) On These Analyst Ratings?
- March 10, 2017

A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of -73.10%. The firm had revenue of $3.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.83 billion. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter past year. (more...)
How to use machine learning to improve customer service How to use machine learning to improve customer service
- March 10, 2017

New partner specializations have been established to recognize partners that demonstrate customer success and technical proficiency in various solution areas, including infrastructure, application development, data analytics and machine learning. (more...)
Lorde drops second single, Liability and reveals album date Lorde drops second single, Liability and reveals album date
- March 10, 2017

The two songs sound equally heartbroken, with Liability's spare piano chords soundtracking the comedown to Green Light's manic synth-pop. Like her Green Light single, a breakup song that she said was written from the perspective of "that drunk girl at a party", Liability continued to delve into the world of cringe teen memories. (more...)