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Comcast Unveils Xfinity Mobile


Comcast - whose prior wireless venture, as part of a cable company consortium, failed within the last decade - said that this time around Xfinity Mobile was designed for data and video in mind, not necessarily talk and text. Xfinity Mobile is not immediately available, but will launch sometime later this year. Comcast , the largest cable operator in the USA, is looking to create new sources of revenue as consumers ditch traditional TV packages and competitors like AT&T and Charter ... Read More »

YouTube tweaks ad strategy to curb content stealing

It encourages beginners to check out its Creator Academy for tips on how to produce original content and grow an audience. From now on, YouTubers won't make a penny until their channel hits 10,000-lifetime views . Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone. But the rest of the change in policy should definitely help to pick out the channels that post unoriginal content. Read More »

Uber Resumes Self-Driving-Vehicle Program After Arizona Accident

Arizona does not require any special permits for self-driving cars. There were no passengers in the back seat of the auto at the time of the accident, according to Uber. But in February 2016, a Waymo test auto struck a public bus near the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Another vehicle had forced the passage to that of Uber , a Volvo, which had overturned in shock. Read More »

Samsung's Tizen Android replacement riddled with security holes, claim researchers


While Samsung's Tizen OS has not turned out be that good for phones, the company claimed that it has worked quite well on televisions and smartwatches. He believes that numerous 40 flaws-called zero day exploits because there are no fixes and hackers could take advantage of them right now-were caused by Samsung coding errors that were never discovered in product testing. Read More »

Police Warn Greenwich Residents of Crackdown on Distracted Driving


Kelly Browning, Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers. So huge, the National Safety Council has designated April Distracted Driving Month. A study released Monday by Cambridge Mobile Telematics provides data on just how distracted we are as drivers, and how frequently that leads to crashes. Read More »

Rumor: Microsoft will unveil Project Scorpio this week


According to Windows Central , "a major gaming outlet" visited Microsoft HQ recently to learn about the final specs of the console in preparation for "a planned exclusive blowout of coverage". Other titles lined up include " Forza Motorsport 7 ", which will reportedly be a Project Scorpio headliner, " Crackdown 3 " and " State of Decay 2 " as well as the new " Call of Duty " and " Star Wars: Battlefront 2 ". Read More »

Dishonored 2 is getting a lengthy free trial this week


We're pleased to announce that we're releasing a free trial for Dishonored 2 on April 6! You can download the trial over at the PSN store , the Microsoft store or the Steam store as soon as it goes live. Bethesda didn't specify how long the trial would be available or if the missions would be replayable in trial form. How will you combine your powerful supernatural abilities, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? As a bonus, the saves created during the trial version will ... Read More »

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

In contrast, the European Union's data protection reforms put into effect past year articulate individual rights to accessing, transferring and a "right to be forgotten" - ensuring that companies such as Google and Facebook can't retain data without the consumer's permission. Read More »

Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions


But Trump on Tuesday signed a sweeping executive order that included lifting the moratorium, and also initiated a review of former President Barack Obama's signature plan to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Trump's executive order did not attempt to withdraw a key 2009 EPA ruling that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide endanger the public's health and welfare. Read More »

McDonald's Plans to Switch from Frozen Meat to Fresh Next Year

Changes have included the rollout of all-day breakfast in the USA market, moving to cage-free eggs, and removing artificial preservatives from several menu items. "We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and employees and we're proud to have been part of a test that is creating a watershed moment for McDonald's ", said Joe Jasper, a McDonald's Dallas/Fort Worth franchisee. Read More »

Pelosi on Devin Nunes: 'I've never seen behavior this bizarre'

Why this matters: Nunes still insists he can oversee an independent investigation that covers the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, but that assertion is losing credibility by the day. "In order to comment on that story would be to validate things that I'm not at liberty to do", Spicer said . Nunes said at the time that it appeared the intelligence was collected legally, but expressed concern about the "unmasking" of some of the transition personnel who became swept up in government ... Read More »

Final Fantasy XIV: Free Trial Restrictions Removed


The expansion was universally praised for its story and continued the upward trajectory of the Final Fantasy XIV platform. What you want to do to get Gladio shirtless is to play Episode Gladiolus's Score Attack Mode, which unlocks after you complete the main DLC story once. Read More »

British, Scottish leaders to meet amid independence dispute

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to ask the British Parliament for an outright independence vote sometime next year. She added: "The people of Scotland are sovereign, and they will be given a choice on their own future". The first minister noted that uncertainty of Brexit terms hindered holding the second independence referendum. Mundell told the BBC there would be no negotiations about a second referendum "until the Brexit process is complete". Read More »

Capcom Convinced Nintendo To Increase RAM In The Switch


The game that is going to be released around the end of the year is Super Mario Odyssey, however, there are talks going around of a Super Smash Bros re-launch which is same to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. So the obvious appeal here is that you'll be able to drop your Switch into the old cartridge slot of the N64 like you used to with your games. Nintendo Switch right now in its current form, for me at least - is almost useless, apart from the clear system seller (and one of my all-time favorite ... Read More »

Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

The vehicle - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said. The ride services company earlier on Monday said its driverless vehicles were back on the road in San Francisco. Uber's image has recently been reached with information about the company's sexist culture, an alleged technology theft and the use of software that allows some drivers to avoid " Be identified by the authorities. Read More »

Who cleared Devin Nunes into the White House?


Nunes last week created a crisis of confidence in the bipartisan committee he heads, when he gained access to intelligence reports showing Trump transition officials were in contact with people under US surveillance, and took that information directly to Trump, rather than to his committee. Read More »

Samsung Pay rolls out in India

Axis Bank users can get up to Rs. 1,000 cashback; HDFC Bank users get 5x reward points on credit cards and 5 percent cashback on debit cards; SBI credit card users get up to Rs. Exclusive offers for Samsung Pay users were also detailed. To launch Samsung Pay, a user will just have to swipe up on a compatible phone, select the card, authenticate using a fingerprint or PIN and bring the phone close to the point of sale (PoS) terminal. Read More »

Tesla to raise about $1.15bn ahead of its Model 3 launch


Tesla shares rose almost 2% in after-hours trading. In last week's earnings call, Musk said Tesla has enough capital to reach the market with the Model 3, but its cash situation would be "close to the edge". Barclays had said that a $2.5 billion stock offering wouldn't be a surprise. It now produces the luxuary Model S and SUV Model X. It does appear that Elon Musk and his team are addressing some concerns that the company is using Wall Street like an equity ATM. Read More »

Is Selena Gomez trying to start beef with Ariana Grande?


The Same Old Love singer also revealed that she feels most creative when she is "sad". Among the other things we learned about Selena from the video: Her favorite word is "grateful", she'd describe herself as "loyal, kind and giving", her pet peeve is " people who are rude", the thing that makes her angriest is " people who act entitled", and the dessert she can't live without is chocolate cake. Read More »

Google Nexus 6: This Is Worse Than Goodbye!

This is basically a limit that Google is placing on what apps can do in the background, and the company says it covers three areas: implicit broadcasts, background services, and location updates . It's an extension of the split window feature, but lets you get a full view so that multitasking offers more immersion and less compromise. Autofill apps will be listed like Android Pay apps, under Default apps. Read More »

'Mass Effect Andromeda': Lead Designer Addresses Issues


Planets - Four Arks will launch in 2185, arriving in the Heleus Cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy 600 years later. It follows either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Andromeda Initiative. It also noted that the inventory system in the game is a "disaster". Climb atop where they lead and then scan the point that the line ends at. You can create blueprints for new gear, and then use resources gathered to build said gear. Read More »

This Bigg Boss Contestant To Romance Ranbir Kapoor In Sanjay Dutt Biopic!


The looks will vary from the ones in his movies like " Rocky ", " Khalnayak ", etc; he will also don Sanjay Dutt's look while he was in prison, and a few other looks. Manisha Koirala will be seen playing the role of Sanjay's mother Nargis Dutt. Rajkumar Hirani is known to bring out the best in his actors, and Ranbir Kapoor is known to get into the skin of the characters he plays on screen. Read More »

Lightweight Lotus Elise sprints in


The headline news for this Elise is a 41kg mass reduction, taking the dry weight to 798kg, although that does come with certain caveats. ICONIC British sports auto maker Lotus is launching a newcomer to its Elise line-up in April which will be one of the lightest in the range. Read More »

Super Sizing takes gold medal for Ireland at Cheltenham


When you're on the best horse you can go anywhere. His Gold Cup preview is here . "At this point, it would make no sense for them to drop me off Tea for Two and put someone else on it, because I know him inside out". Mullins, despite all his success, has famously never won the big one at Prestbury Park and Djakadam will have to reverse the result of the Lexus Chase over Christmas if he's to stop Outlander (10/1) making it two wins in two years for Gordon Elliott. Read More »

Bioware Explains Why They Didn't Go For Mass Effect 4


While fulfilling this mission, the Pathfinder will be facing an opposing force in the Kett, which has been highlighted by BioWare to be a very large threat to the protagonists of the video game. Meanwhile, PlayStation Lifestyle reported that ahead of the release of " Mass Effect Andromeda ", Prima Games offers exclusive collectibles for the game once it gets released. Read More »

Dirt-Bike Gang Attacks Driver in Middle of Highway


Eventually the video shows the bike riders surround the vehicle - boxing the driver in on an exit ramp. Another biker accosts the man as he tries to get back on his feet. "I didn't want to cause any problems". The assailants have not yet been identified but police know which gang was responsible, Quintana told the Bee. Read More »

'Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Praised Around the Industry


It's easy to end up in an area filled with monsters you aren't ready to handle, and I occasionally got hopelessly lost. Still, it's awfully fun to ride a horse across the plains of Hyrule, or soar between mountaintops on your glider. All of these writers played the Switch version of the game , so there's no word on how the Wii U version is, but what we know about Breath of the Wild has us so, so very hyped. Read More »

Facebook Inc (FB) Launches Official Video App for Apple TV


Currently, the app is ad-free - although that might change in the future, since Facebook is currently exploring how to implement ads mid-way through a video , Recode reported . The deal here seems to be Major League Baseball, and it might be one game a week that is streamed via the live stream on Facebook. You may now select the category you like and scroll through the videos found in that category. Read More »

Windows 10 Will Soon Let Users Block Desktop Apps From Installing


These two areas are Windows Update and when new patches are installed and the initial privacy settings on a Windows 10 device after an install or feature upgrade. We'll keep you updated. Additionally, it is speculated that the feature will require a paid upgrade to regular Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro to change out of the setting. Read More »

LG Announces a VR Partnership With Valve


What can we expect? We can also expect LG to show off the headset at Valve's GDC 2017 booth this week. This will be LG's second attempt at penetrating the virtual reality market. Primarily this has been through Valve setting up its own dedicated VR channel of its Steam distribution platform, and in promoting developing technologies including Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive; the latter overtaking the former in terms of popularity, both from gamers and devs. Read More »

Samsung Group president and vice chairman offer to resign amidst bribery scandal

The company said that from now on, the board of directors will vote on any financial support given to third parties that are worth 1 billion won (around $886,000) or more. Were these executives to leave too, Samsung could be in trouble. During last month's investigation Samsung denied providing Choi and her associates with financial aid in return for favours, while Lee himself denied all charges, none of which have been proven in court. Read More »

New Ford Fiesta ST brings three cylinders to the hot hatch fight


Ford figures that'll be enough to scoot the new Fiesta ST to 60 miles per hour in 6.7 seconds - quick enough to match the limited-edition ST200. The exhaust manifold is also integrated into the head, improving efficiency by helping the engine reach optimal temperatures faster, and minimizing the distance exhaust gasses travel between the cylinders and turbocharger. Read More »

Alphabet sues Uber over Waymo's self-driving auto tech


It did so by acquiring a startup called Otto that was co-founded by a former Waymo staffer named Anthony Levandowski . Anthony Levandowski , Otto Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Uber, a the launch of the pilot model of the Uber self-driving vehicle in September 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Wisconsin state schools superintendent field to be narrowed

Humphries said the deal also applied if Holtz dropped out. In addition to Republican groups, conservative advocacy group Wisconsin Family Action endorsed Holtz in the primary. The state Elections Commission broke with tradition and didn't make a turnout prediction, although turnout for primaries in the past three state superintendent races has averaged at less than 6 percent. Read More »

UPS Tries Arming Its Brown-Clad Drivers With an Octocopter Drone


In the test, UPS used the Workhorse HorseFly UAV Delivery system, which partners an octocopter delivery drone with an electric or hybrid delivery truck, the release said. " UPS is never looking to replace our UPS drivers", he said, calling them "the face of our company". But UPS has no timeline for when drones might be put into wider use, Dodero said, partly because federal authorities are still developing regulations on how to use the technology. Read More »

Here we go again: Sprint and T-Mobile merger talks may resume


SoftBank may actually give control of Sprint to Deutsche Telekom, to merge T-Mobile and Sprint , at least according to a report coming out of Reuters this afternoon. Now, however, it is T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom that is in the stronger position. T-Mobile's stock jumped as much as 5% on the news. The company made the effort in 2014, but ditched it after opposition from U.S. Read More »

New Pagani Huayra Roadster Revealed


Pagani's €2.28m (£1.94m) Huayra Roadster hypercar has sold out before it even makes its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Only 100 will be made and each will cost at least $2.4 million. The front and rear substructures are made from steel tubing. And because, roof or no, there's a 6-liter twin turbo V12 calling the shots, there is some clever active aerodynamic trickery too. Read More »

McDonald's just redesigned the drinking straw

But that's exactly what we did. Fast food chain McDonald's has a new ad for a product called "the STRAW ". The fast-food chain is releasing a new dual-layered chocolate mint shake for St. Hosted by YouTuber Austin Evans , it also stars McDonald's team member Darci Forrest, senior director of the innovation team at McDonald's. Due to the STRAW's design, only 2,000 were produced in time for Shamrock season. Read More »

Video Games That Can Save Nintendo Switch

The new Switch also has connectivity with your smartphone, says Nintendo. In another new interview with both Shinya Takahashi and Yoshiaki Koizumi , they talk about how the Nintendo Switch might see upgrades over its life cycle as well as the potential for new interchangeable controllers and other peripherals. Read More »

Heads Up! Drones Will Fly People Around Dubai This Summer


It can take one person on a journey up to 23 minutes long. When the destination is touched, the drone will automatically fly to the location. " The RTA is making every effort to start the operation of the AAV in July 2017 ", RTA executive director and chair, Mattar Al Tayer, said at the summit. Read More »

Google uses Valentine's Day Doodle to raise awareness of endangered pangolins

The query goes to [What is a pangolin] on Google search but it is a Doodle game. Google is getting into the festive mode and it is celebrating Valentine's day by raising awareness about the plight of pangolins. The WWF says there are eight species of pangolin and all are under threat - two species are listed as critically endangered. You can play the game by visiting Google's home page on a desktop , or mobile via the Google app or a mobile browser. Read More »

Google Maps Download Available with Shareable List Feature


As Starred locations previously behaved, all of your saved locations in any list will appear on the map when you're regularly using Google Maps. The new feature offers a lot of fun-and as a matter of fact, "you can tap the share button to get a link and start flexing your local knowledge muscles" when your friends and families come into town. Read More »

BAFTA Awards: Trumpian Politics Take Center Stage Across Speeches

Gosling's rivals in the best actor race are Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge; Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea; Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animal and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic . Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be top guests attending BAFTA Awards 2017. Comedian and actor Stephen Fry will be hosting the ceremony for the 12th time . Read More »

Windows 10 Project Neon's gorgeous new design teased

This build comes on the heels of last week's Insider build 15025 which included new accessibility options. First up for Windows 10 is a new feature already found in Apple macOS Sierra, the ability to set a small version of a Universal Windows App window to always stay on top of other windows. Read More »

Google Home's Super Bowl Ad Exposes a Big Flaw


Google Home is dormant until someone says "Hey Google" or "Ok Google". One of the biggest parts of the Super Bowl is always the adverts, with millions of dollars paid for slots during the game so companies can get that prime time exposure. Read More »

Advanced Micro Devices Continues To Rip On Potential Intel Deal

The stock is presently trading down its SMA-50 of $15.78. AMD has been the topic of several other reports. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$12.66 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$10.96. A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Advanced Micro Devices was founded by W. J. Sanders III and David John Carey on May 1, 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. Read More »