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Gupshup, Google partner to bring Actions to Google Assistant
- December 11, 2016

Google Assistant is a collaborative, natural language processor with machine learning and artificial intelligence usage. Google Assistant on Home will start getting support third-party developer apps with " Actions on Google ". To non-developers, just know that Google Home is going to get smarter once new partners are integrated. Interestingly enough, Google explains that this is different than what Amazon's Alexa assistant does, which can now connect to about 5000 services ... (more...)
European Union takes Britain to court over vehicle emissions amid VW scandal European Union takes Britain to court over vehicle emissions amid VW scandal
- December 11, 2016

Officials in Brussels said Germany, Britain, Spain and Luxembourg were accused of not imposing the same kind of penalties VW faced in the United States over its use of illegal software to mask emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) on tests. Its proposal for a shake-up of rules on new vehicle approvals has been watered down by member states, documents seen by Reuters show. The Commission has pressured Volkswagen to compensate carowners whose vehicles were recalled or altered to be less fuel ... (more...)
Search widens for US Marine Corps pilot missing in Japan Search widens for US Marine Corps pilot missing in Japan
- December 11, 2016

Frederick". In late October an F/A-18 pilot had to eject the plane after landing at the Twentynine Palms Strategic Expeditionary Landing Field and suffered minor injuries. A Marine Corps spokeswoman said the service would not confirm any additional details until 24 hours following next-of-kin notification. Donna Frederick said the Marines had been to her home to notify her. (more...)
Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable
- December 11, 2016

The South Korean phone maker is set to roll out a software update that should kill off its troubled device for good. At the same time, Verizon urged customers who still own a Note 7 to return it in exchange for a refund or a new phone. (more...)
Qualcomm samples 10nm server processor
- December 11, 2016

Qualcomm's processors are based on chip designs from ARM , which licenses out chip designs. This is the most complicated and largest chip Qualcomm has ever built, so the early dominance in the server market is a big win for the company - especially against the likes of Intel, which dominates the server industry right now. (more...)
HTC's Vive Studios Initiative Debuts With Arcade Saga
- December 11, 2016

The company also brought on former Microsoft Game Studios, Rockstar Games, and Midway developers to establish an internal VR game development group it's dubbed "2 Bears Studios". Arcade Saga , available now via Steam , features virtual reality-powered takes on the classic arcade games Pong and Breakout , along with a shooting gallery mode that uses tracked motion controllers for input. (more...)
Not quite Gen 2 Not quite Gen 2
- December 09, 2016

The update makes a few much needed changes to the game, which make Pokemon GO a lot more convenient. In order to use the new transfer ability, players must press and hold a Pokemon . If this works the same way as it did in previous Pokemon games, shiny Pokemon will not actually function any differently than regular Pokemon , but they're just rare, sparkly versions of the same creatures that don't serve much of a objective other than looking cool. (more...)
Local Pearl Harbor survivor reflects on 75th anniversary
- December 09, 2016

Melvin "Bud" Kennedy survived Pearl Harbor, and now he lives at Primrose Retirement Community in Grand Island. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Monday, Dec. "I think a lot of times about how the Japanese marched our soldiers on those long marches, death marches they called it", Knowles said. Duran said he enjoys learning about history and his great-grandfather served in World War II. (more...)
Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area
- December 07, 2016

Warren County Libertarian Party Chairman Adam Pensel said Stein's recount effort appears to be about fundraising and publicity, but the motive is not necessarily wrong. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, last week filed a lawsuit to stop the recount. A hearing is scheduled today on those actions. (more...)
Dead Rising 4's Launch Trailer Will Get You Into the Holiday Spirit
- December 07, 2016

So if you find the blueprints for a sword that freezes zombies solid, you can craft it next time you come across nitrogen and a machete in your travels. Things kick off with a brief prologue before you find yourself in different-yet-not Willamette shopping mall, the first hub of many open areas you'll visit. (more...)
Instagram to completely change comments to keep people safe
- December 07, 2016

The company is updating its comments so users can like each other's comments on posts, the Facebook-owned company announced on Tuesday. In addition to that, Instagram is also set to debut an alternative liking mechanic which allows you to like comments by interacting with a heart icon which will appear next to every comment. (more...)
Jets honor Joe McKnight with moment of silence Jets honor Joe McKnight with moment of silence
- December 07, 2016

The suspect in the killing of former National Football League running back Joe McKnight was arrested for manslaughter on Monday and is now in jail, records show . Cardell Hayes is on trial and charged with second-degree murder. As he did Friday, Normand today said officials were going forward in a "deliberate and definitive way". (more...)
LG's Flagship Handset V20 Lands In India For Rs 55000 LG's Flagship Handset V20 Lands In India For Rs 55000
- December 07, 2016

At the back too, we will find a feature that we believe will be more and more common in the future - the presence of a couple of cameras . Today, Motorola announced the new Moto X and G, Moto Hint and Moto 360 by opening its headquarters for media to meet the engineers and designers committed to offering people more choice, control and accessibility in their personal technology. (more...)
The Dawning Winter Event To Kick Off December 13th
- December 05, 2016

Players will also be able to further customize their Guardians with new gear, Sparrows, Ornaments, consumables, Shaders, Emblems, Emotes, and more. The new patch will also introduce two new exotic quests, as well as update various vendors with new items and cosmetic items, to boot. (more...)
No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92 No. 11 UCLA upsets top-ranked Kentucky 97-92
- December 04, 2016

I haven't been in here in 33 years, so it's been a while since I've been in here. UCLA leads 80-71. With that appearance in the Big Dance, Alford became only the 12th coach in history to lead four teams to the NCAA Tournament. You make a couple bad plays, you have to forget about it. Meanwhile, sophomore Isaiah Briscoe has been the leader and Bam Adebayo is as physically imposing as they come. (more...)
Pokémon Sun and Moon is the biggest ever Nintendo launch in Europe
- December 03, 2016

In less than two weeks, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have sold more than 3.7 million copies in the Americas for the Nintendo 3DS . The rumored " Pokemon Stars" might soon to follow as the " Pokemon Sun and Moon " was received more than positively. (more...)
Amazon planning premium Alexa speaker with 7-in display
- December 02, 2016

The online retailer's devices such as Echo Dot , Fire TV Stick coupled with Alexa Voice Remote, Fire Tablet , and Amazon Echo saw strong sales . To date, the company has sold more than 5 million Alexa powered units. The Dot gets the job done, since it has nearly all the functionality of the Amazon Echo , however, it's small, so it does not make for a good speaker system. (more...)
Facebook adds free games like 'Pac-Man' to Messenger app
- December 01, 2016

Called Instant Games , it allows access to 17 video games such as the famous "Pac Man" or "Space invaders". Facebook wants to completely remove the barrier between you and games on its platform, and it is using HTML5 to accomplish that across mobile and the web. (more...)
Amazon working on a new Alexa-based home speaker with touchscreen
- December 01, 2016

Amazon is said to be working on a new Echo speaker with a 7-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen is expected to make it easier to access and modify content associated with weather forecasts, calendar appointments, news and so on. Amazon's next iteration of the Echo speaker will be a "premium" model that includes a touchscreen measuring around seven inches, marking "a major departure" from the tall, cylindrical design of the Echo now on sale. (more...)
Apple is testing more than 10 different prototypes of the iPhone 8
- November 29, 2016

These changes would let Apple get rid of the borders around the iPhone's display, potentially allowing it to make the phone's screen larger without having to increase the size of the overall device. The only major argument for it now is to aid with VR, but that too is something Apple hasn't shown much interest in - choosing to favor augmented reality instead. (more...)
IOS 10.1.1 iPhone Battery Issues Being Reported IOS 10.1.1 iPhone Battery Issues Being Reported
- November 29, 2016

The device started behaving capriciously annoying its users to extremity. PCMag highlighted iPhone's battery drain problem after updating iPhone to iOS 10.1.1. The issue remained the same. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released the latest firmware iOS 10.1.1 to the public. Now all that the users can hope is to expect the manufacturer to solve this issue at the earliest. (more...)
Amazon may launch a supersized Echo speaker with touchscreen
- November 29, 2016

It shouldn't be surprising, then, to hear that the new device will reportedly use an "optimized version" of Fire OS, Amazon's operating system for those tablets. Amazon also put Alexa, its artificially intelligent assistant, into its tablets earlier this year. Are you aching for just a bit more.everything on your Amazon Echo? The whole appeal of the Echo line is its simplicity, with your voice as the only means to interact with the speaker-a straightforward idea that caught on and ... (more...)
Top German carmakers, Ford set up Europe recharging network Top German carmakers, Ford set up Europe recharging network
- November 29, 2016

Until now, Tesla has led the way by building its own network of free-to-use charging stations, but which use proprietary technology and are only available to Tesla drivers. "Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe", says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. (more...)
Samsung Pay's United Kingdom launch delayed until 2017
- November 29, 2016

Not all Galaxy phones may receive the latest Nougat software update but majority can still receive the Grace UX. However, there is a new rumor that Samsung is working on a new camera and will overhaul all their past cameras. The Geekbench benchmark of the Galaxy C7 Pro as shared by GSMarena also shows the phone to be powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm processor with 4GB RAM, and running Android Marshmallow. (more...)
Oppo launches smartphone with 3GB Ram, 16MP front camera Oppo launches smartphone with 3GB Ram, 16MP front camera
- November 28, 2016

The handset is set to hit retail in the country on December 12th carrying a price tag of RMB 1600 in China. Its main camera is a 16 MP unit with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12nm pixels, phase detection autofocus, and a LED flash, while taking care of selfies is a 13 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. (more...)
Black Friday 2016: Best Xbox and PS4 deals (Games and Console) Black Friday 2016: Best Xbox and PS4 deals (Games and Console)
- November 26, 2016

Same thing applies to Tesco's offer on the 1TB black gaming console, being offered for $415. It's set to get a Winter update later this year , which should also be very exciting. retailers are offering deep discounts on console bundles. You can avail some great discounts on the new PS4 Pro , the PS4 Slim , along with great discounts on popular PS4 games . (more...)
Black Friday 2016: How to find the best Black Friday camera deals Black Friday 2016: How to find the best Black Friday camera deals
- November 24, 2016

The reason? Relatively few shoppers - only 21% - are expected to shop on Thanksgiving. For anyone planning on hitting your local shopping centers for the Black Friday sales, here are some tips. Best Buy is a big competitor to the other retailers and especially when it comes to Black Friday Sale, which is a target market for them. "While you can certainly expect to see deals on gift cards during Black Friday , the number of deals will be nothing compared to December, when there will ... (more...)
Top Trump allies warn president-elect against selecting Romney for secretary of state Top Trump allies warn president-elect against selecting Romney for secretary of state
- November 24, 2016

I'm not sure whose Secretary of State he would be. The former House speaker also brought up Romney's opposition to Mr. Trump during the campaign, when he openly attacked Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, endorsed Trump after ending his own presidential run early in 2016. He pointed out that Trump's campaign supporters would be disappointed in the choice of Romney because of the negative things he said about Trump during the campaign. (more...)
Is this the 'Glossy Black' Galaxy S7 Edge?
- November 24, 2016

You would have thought that the mess up with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might have put a lot of people off; however, the figures seem to suggest otherwise, at least when it comes to consumers in the US. Similar rules apply if you want to get a 7 Plus instead of the iPhone 7; check out this chart for more . Starting Friday, November 24, T-Mobile will give you a free flagship smartphone from Apple, Samsung , or LG when you trade in a qualifying device that you own in full. (more...)
Wayne State University officer recovering from shooting Wayne State University officer recovering from shooting
- November 23, 2016

Tuesday night, a Wayne State University police officer was on duty, just west of campus, investigating a possible vehicle theft. The officer, described as a K9 handler in his 20s with a fiance, was patrolling a neighborhoods southwest of campus when he attempt to investigate a man on his bicycle. (more...)
Sprint LG G5 is receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update
- November 22, 2016

Back then we told you it might be a while before the new build made its way to owners of the LG G5 in the States. Weighing in at nearly 1.3GB, Android 7 .0 on the G5 features all the stuff we've come to expect from the update on other devices such as split screen mode, better multitasking, and Doze on the Go. (more...)
Amazon's The Grand Tour Sets New Viewership Record Amazon's The Grand Tour Sets New Viewership Record
- November 22, 2016

We'll be able to figure out later what it was that made the show the show. · "The trio's chemistry remains as brilliant as ever". Get geared up How can I watch The Grand Tour? This is the latest in a series of moves by TalkTalk created to bolster its presence in the TV market. (more...)
Xbox Black Friday sale is on now for Gold members Xbox Black Friday sale is on now for Gold members
- November 22, 2016

Microsoft has done it again and provided its loyal fans with more games to enjoy on the Xbox One due to its backwards compatibility. Representing a 17% saving, the Black Friday 2016 PS4 deal is available for the reduced price of £239.99 on Amazon . (more...)
Facebook talks 'connectivity' at summit, fighting fake news
- November 20, 2016

The issue is very real and it came into light during the recent United States general elections as Facebook came under fire for allowing hoaxes and misinformation to go viral and - according to some critics - boost the efforts of Republican Donald Trump in his successful presidential run. (more...)
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Is Basically The Giulia SUV Alfa Romeo Stelvio Is Basically The Giulia SUV
- November 19, 2016

After numerous delays and development issues, the first SUV in Alfa Romeo's 106-year history is finally finished, and if it's as good in the real world as it is on paper, it was worth the wait. The performance model also offers Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. It comes equipped with standard Q4 all-wheel-drive, four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race mode, torque vectoring differential and Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension. (more...)
Black Friday 2016: Xbox Deals, Savings & Bundles Black Friday 2016: Xbox Deals, Savings & Bundles
- November 18, 2016

In anticipation of Black Friday 2016, big online retailers such as Best Buy and Walmart have released wonderful deals on some games for a lower price. November 24 - 28: Save $25 on Gears of War 4 (contains five games including Gears of War 4 and the Gears Xbox 360 Collection) and $20 on ReCore at participating retailers nationwide. (more...)
Giant Black Friday 2016 predictions Giant Black Friday 2016 predictions
- November 18, 2016

Early Black Friday deals are also a steal, the study found. Establishing a budget can help you avoid impulse purchases as well. Steve Bennett, general manager of Mill Town Music Hall and chairman of the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce for 2016, said Black Friday shoppers in Haralson County don't have to expect seeing the "mob mentality" sometimes seen in malls across the U.S. (more...)
Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch Watch Dogs 2 contains sexually explicit full frontal nudity, Ubisoft promises patch
- November 18, 2016

Watch Dogs 2 is all about grit, but players didn't expect to see realistic male and female genitalia on NPCs. So when Watch Dogs 2 was announced, and so quickly too, fans and critics had certain reservations about the quality that Ubisoft needed to allay. (more...)
Snapchat has filed confidentially for its IPO, sources say Snapchat has filed confidentially for its IPO, sources say
- November 16, 2016

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs will lead the deal , while JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Co., Barclays, and Credit Suisse will be joint bookrunners. was last valued at $18 billion in its latest funding round. Make no mistake: the company's flagship product will always be Snapchat, which continues to act as an eyeball magnet for around 150 million daily users around the world. (more...)
Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints
- November 16, 2016

The team behind Google Photos has released a new app for turning your old prints into digital photos, letting you save them to the cloud with a single tap. There are new filters for those who like automation and more granular controls for those who prefer manual editing. But what about photos captured on film cameras, like Polaroids and old family portraits? - The main Google Photos app is getting additional editing controls. (more...)