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Apple Facing DOJ Probe Over Phone Speed Scandal


Both the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are presently looking into whether Apple has violated security laws with its software updates that secretly enabled iPhone slowdown. Set to roll out in the spring, the iOS update will also enable users to turn off the dynamic power management feature, which was introduced in 2016 to prevent older devices from unexpectedly shutting down. Read More »

Mercedes-Benz A Class Debuts


On that screen you'll find the new Mercedes-Benz User eXperience ( MBUX ) operating system, of which Mercedes is very proud. Ola Källenius, board member for group research and Mercedes-Benz vehicle development said that the company's mission was to take the user experience to a new level and by choosing the best technology available for AI they created a learning system that will better anticipate your preference the longer you use it. Read More »

International Olympic Committee mistakenly invited banned Russian to Olympics as coach


Forty-two of them appealed at CAS and hearings were conducted for 39 last week in Geneva, with CAS making it clear that it was looking at each case individually and not at organised practices. Sochi gold medallists Alexander Legkov (cross-country skiing), Aleksei Negodailo (bobsleigh), Aleksandr Tretiakov (skeleton), Dmitry Trunenkov (bobsleigh) and Aleksandr Zubkov (bobsleigh) are among the 42 athletes to have appealed against their bans. Read More »

Rocket League is getting a resolution bump on Nintendo Switch this spring


The improvements to the Switch's visual performance will raise the game's resolution to 900p while docked and 720p in handheld mode, both at 60 frames per second "with infrequent dynamic resolution scaling". The game is now scheduled to reach the console late 2018. Xbox One X support is a complicated one because it requires a lot of updates AND the benefit is less clear cut. Read More »

PS4 has now shipped over 76 million units worldwide


In the period between October 1 and December 31, Sony shipped 9 million PS4 units to retailers, pushing the grand total past 76.5 million lifetime units shipped. On top of that, after buying games users can purchase downloadable add-on content and in-game currency, and Sony can expect revenue from this as well. Read More »

Amazon posts best ever quarter in terms of revenue


Amazon's Alexa , the business centered on the artificial intelligence (AI )-driven, voice-activated assistant, performed much better than the company expected, which also helped results. In the logistics end, Fulfillment by Amazon shipped billions of items for small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon worldwide in 2017. Amazon also benefited from favorable foreign exchange rate changes over the year, amounting to a $1.1bn windfall. Read More »

Instagram is evolving with new features, again


I'm sure Facebook wants Instagram to be as versitile as it can be, but straying this far away from the app's flagship feature makes you wonder where the service goes from here. You can also add a background photo. Those same styles can still be used to overlay over a photo or video, though. This is only the latest in a series of new features Instagram has recently. Read More »

India is hiking tariffs on iPhones to 20%

Interestingly, the domestic handset makers have welcomed the move and appreciated the reform by saying that the duty increase will make India a hub for smartphone manufacturing. "The increase in duty will further increase the local assembling share as brands will ramp up their current output from local EMS [Electronics Manufacturing Services] facilities since capacity is already there". Read More »

India hints at curbs on cryptos to end illicit activities


Illegal Tender means you can not use them as "Rupee" to buy/sell goods. "The Government will explore use of block chain technology proactively for ushering in digital economy", he said. One of the key apprehensions has been that these cryptocurrencies could dent the government's efforts against the black money. "Businesses engaged in this will have to evaluate future prospects, but it has always been uncertain how Indian conservative monetary and fiscal policies will view this alternate form ... Read More »

Nokia 8, Nokia 5 get up to Rs 8000 cheaper


The Nokia 5 includes a 5.2-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. It is said to be available at a discounted price of Rs 12,499 for the 3GB RAM model. The Nokia 8 sports a 5.3-inch 2K display. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box which is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo. For connectivity, Nokia 8 includes a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, 4G LTE, 3.5mm audio port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Global ... Read More »

Chevy Corvette ZR1 destroys Ford GT's VIR lap record


It makes you wonder whether the all-American supercar can pose a threat to its European rivals and other American sports cars like the Corvette Z06 on the hallowed Nurburgring circuit. For the record run, Chevy only modified the record-setting auto with track seats, five-point racing harnesses, and a harness bar. It did. With dynamics engineer Jim Mero behind the wheel, the ZR1 took another chunk out of the record with a 2m 37.25s lap, 1.37 seconds quicker than the Ford GT's time. Read More »

Toyota recalling 4570 vehicles in Canada over air bag issue


The vehicle models under recall were manufactured between May of 2015 and March of 2016. It also covers some Toyota Alphard, Vellfire, Sienta, Noah, Voxy, Esquire, Probox, Succeed, Corolla, Highlander, Levin and Hilux models. The company says Toyota customers can contact Toyota service centres or get in touch by Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682). All known owners will receive a notification by first-class mail starting in late March 2018. Read More »

A Turkish Military Convoy has been Attacked in Syria, There are Casualties


Turkey says five of its soldiers and 16 allied fighters have been killed. According to state-run news agency Anadolu she died after she was taken to hospital. "We go through great measures to deconflict", he said . "After carefully considering conditions on the ground, I have determined that it is necessary to extend the Temporary Protected Status designation for Syria", Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement. Read More »

North Korean athletes arrive in South for Olympics: Seoul


This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Another key question to be ruled upon concerns the IOC attempt to award life bans to those who dope at a Games and therefore violate the Olympic Charter. One Russian athlete who didn't receive an International Olympic Committee invitation, biathlon world champion Anton Shipulin, was in the audience along with boxer Alexander Povetkin, who has twice had title fights called off after testing positive for banned substances. Read More »

Chiefs Send Smith to Washington


Washington sent an natural disaster through the National Football League world on Tuesday night when it. As noted by Jason La Canfora, the Jets would seem to make some sense given their constant quarterback struggles the last few years, and the pressure to be the best team in NY always has a way of leading to some big offers that may or may not pay off for the Jets. Read More »

PM Modi to visit Palestine: MoUs for Cooperation on Agriculture likely


An Indian specialist in West Asian affairs says that this visit should not be seen in the context of India's engagement with Israel but as part of the country's well-calculated strategy of engaging with every major player in the world. The Prime Minister expressed happiness that youngsters from rural India and smaller cities are excelling as sportspersons. This is why athletes are special. Read More »

Trump Overheard Saying He's In Favor Of Releasing Controversial Memo


Senator John Kennedy , right, is breaking with President Donald Trump over the release of the controversial Nunes memo. Nunes, the panel's chairman and a member of the Trump transition team, and other Republicans wrote the memo that reportedly includes allegations that the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation used some of the information in a controversial dossier to seek a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign staffer Carter Page . Read More »

United States agencies investigate Apple over iPhone slowdown

Yesterday Apple received questions from the USA government on throttling old iPhones, and today they've released a statement. However, this is not the first time the company prioritized performance over new features, because similar scenarios happened in 2015 with their iOS 9 release and in recent years with their Mac updates. Read More »

Nintendo And Illumination Developing Animated Mario Movie


According to a press release from Nintendo , the film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and distributed theatrically worldwide by Universal Pictures. live action theatrical atrocity that was made, many people would rather forget that ever existed. The Wall Street Journal reported in November that Nintendo and Illumination were near an agreement for a movie about Nintendo's Super Mario Bros . Read More »

Mario Kart Tour coming to mobile next year


If you thought Super Mario Run , Pokemon GO and Fire Emblem Heroes were the end of Nintendo's mobile experiment, boy were you wrong! Due out sometime before March 2019, we've got loads of time to wildly speculate what this game is going to be about. Read More »

New Lister Thunder packs 666bhp and 200mph


We knew about the 675hp, 208mph and 99-car production run from a confirmation late a year ago, but now we have a 0-100mph time - just 6.8 seconds - as well as price, which is arguably just as important: £139,950. Lister will also offer a carbon-fibre bodykit for existing F-Type owners, priced from £19,950 ($35,200). The dashboard, door cards, roof lining and steering wheel are all hand stitched in matching Nappa leather, with the seats, dashboard and roof lining all hand finished with a ... Read More »

February Free PlayStation Plus Games Include Rime, Knack, & More


Unfortunately, while last month's selection was one of the best in recent memory , this month's is a bit underwhelming, with RiME and Knack serving as the highlights on PS4. Spelunker HD is a remake of the 1983 classic Spelunker. There's even a bonus game for PSVR users in the form of Starblood Arena . If you own a PlayStation VR , then you will be able to play StarBlood Arena . Read More »

Carlisle Bon-Ton to close


In addition to the stores closures, there are more than 20 stores that are on the company's watch list that are being actively monitored for signs of further deterioration, the company said. A third-party liquidator, Hilco Merchant Resources , will manage the store-closing sales. Tracy said the company remains focused on improving performance in an effort to strengthen its capital structure in support of the business going forward. Read More »

Google is learning machine to predict flight delays


Though Google Flights already includes delay notices, the new ability adds a prediction element so that travelers can be alerted to potential delays before the airline has announced them. The company also said that Google Flights would show more information related to cheap flights, often labeled as "Basic Economy". With these new features in place, will you be using Google Flights to book your next trip? Of course, you'll still need to be at the airport on time in case the airline is able ... Read More »

Sensex ends 68 points lower; Nifty settles at 11027-level


This year, Railway Budget will be presented along with the Union Budget. Rural economy will be the key in the budget but infrastructure development and reforms are also likely to be highlighted. The stock fell 19.99 per cent to end the day at Rs 365.35 on the BSE. Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth Rs 291.86 crore on net basis while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) also picked up equities to the tune of Rs 90.08 crore on Monday, provisional data showed. Read More »

Yes, Tom Hardy Really Got a Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo


Two years after making a bet with Leonardo DiCaprio , 43, over their costarring roles in The Revenant , the Dark Knight Rises actor is finally keeping his very permanent promise - with a "Leo knows all" tattoo on his right bicep. The new tattoo surfaced when a fan took a selfie with the actor and a tattoo on his forearm read, "Leo knows all" indicating that the actor fulfilled Leo's wish. Read More »

Spotify launches new experimental free music app Stations


The app, which is now only available in Australia, works a lot like Spotify's own Radio Stations found in the core Spotify app and repackaged in a free, new box. Coincidentally, Pandora's latest apps also instantly begin music playback upon launch them, much like Stations promises to do. You switch between them by scrolling; Spotify specifically calls out that no typing or searching is necessary to use Stations. Read More »

A 16-Year-Old Female Orca Imitates Human Speech


Writing in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , researchers from institutions in Germany, UK, Spain and Chile, describe how they carried out the latest research with Wikie, a 14-year-old female orca living in an aquarium in France . Read More »

Former DBack GM Loses Battle to Cancer


Towers' wife, Kelley, was at his side. Towers was finally let go by San Diego in 2009, after which he spent two years as an advisor in the Yankees front office. Manfred extended sympathy to Tower's wife and family and to Tower's "countless friends throughout our game". The illness that affected Towers was not widely known, but former D-backs manager A.J. Read More »

Nintendo Switch outsells Wii U in less than 11 months


In terms of pure facts and figures, Nintendo has sold 14.86 million Switch consoles over its ten-month lifespan, 7.23 million of which came in the last three months of 2017. Profit in October-December was 83.7 billion yen ($771 million), up 29 percent year-on-year, it said. "Switch sales during the holiday season were stronger than expected in Japan, the United States and Europe", Kimishima said at the briefing. Read More »

Google Clips AI camera sold out in a matter of hours


However, when the smartphones finally became available , we still had none of the AI-powered camera in sight. When it was unveiled, Google only noted that it was "coming soon". In terms of design, Google Clips comes with a two-tone color design across all the new hardware. "And it gets smarter over time", Google's website reads. Read More »

IOS 12 Will Focus More On Security

And multiple reports indicate that some of the iPhone X features haven't wowed buyers. Importantly, Apple is adding a battery health monitor that'll allow iPhone owners to decide for themselves whether they want their CPU to be throttled. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa can send SMS texts


Now, flip the to toggle next to " Send SMS " to on, and voilà - you can now use a voice command on any Alexa-equipped device, like any of Amazon's own Echo devices, to send text messages. Right now, you can use either the "Hey Google" or "Ok Google" hotword to activate the assistant, with the latter being incredibly annoying to use as you continue to use Assistant more frequently. Read More »

Liveblog Trump's State of the Union Address Tonight


Trump told reporters on Monday that he and his team have "worked on it hard" and that the speech will cover "a lot of territory including our great success with the markets and the tax cut". Trump's administration has long promised an infrastructure proposal, but the rollout has perennially been delayed. Trump also told the group of a dozen surrogates that he believes he shocked Democrats with his offer of a path to citizenship for 1.8 million "Dreamers", but expressed uncertainty about ... Read More »

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ATVI): A Look at Technicals & Valuation

Activision Blizzard, maintained at an average outperform rating by 27 stock analysts, and there are at least 1.1% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, May 9 by Stifel Nicolaus. Northland Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. Read More »

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) - Noteworthy Tech Stock

Gabalex Capital Management Llc sold 400,000 shares as the company's stock declined 28.76% while stock markets rallied. The stock decreased 2.68% or $1.2 during the last trading session, reaching $43.55. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc holds 1.83% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 750,128 shares. Pennsylvania Tru has 1.65% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Read More »

Rare super blue blood moon visible in Virginia Wednesday morning


Southern Cross University geographer Professor Bill Boyd said the super blue blood moon is an "extremely unusual occurance". It means the moon is closer to the Earth, which explains the "Super" part of it. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes within Earth's umbra (shadow). (During a solar eclipse, in contrast, the moon is between the sun and the Earth.) So instead of seeing the moon's shadow overtaking the sun, like we do in a solar eclipse, we see the Earth's shadow overtaking the ... Read More »

Bus-sized dinosaur fossil dug up in Egyptian desert


African fossils dating back to the Late Cretaceous (about 100 million to 66 million years ago) are relatively scarce, leaving scientists with little information about the types of dinosaurs that inhabited the area at the time. Finding dinosaur bones in Europe, North America and Asia is nothing new, but the latest discovery of new species of dinosaur is just incredible. Read More »

Waymo buys thousands of self-driving minivans


At the moment Waymo is using the Chrysler Pacificas and have converted about 600 of them into self-driving vehicles which are used in the company's Early Rider program in Arizona (a self-driving taxi kind of program). First users will be included in Waymo's early rider program, which began in April in the city. (GM) to step up their efforts to open a self-driving ride-hailing service. Read More »

WhatsApp Will get Apple CarPlay Integration


Once updated, WhatsApp will automatically show up as an app when your iPhone is connected to CarPlay . The integration adds a new WhatsApp icon on the CarPlay dash interface, allowing users to seamlessly send and receive WhatsApp notifications while on the move. Read More »