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Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2 Apple to replace iPad 4th gen with iPad Air 2
- April 20, 2017

And going from the iPad 4 to the iPad Air 2 should be considered an upgrade. If you happen to have an old iPad model lying around that is still under AppleCare warranty, it could be a great way to upgrade your device. To that end, users might be in for a sweet storage capacity upgrade, in addition to the iPad Air 2's more powerful internals, of course. Apple has given constant support to the tablet for the last five years but now since the production has been stopped the company is ... (more...)
Instagram's offline mode for Android is official Instagram's offline mode for Android is official
- April 20, 2017

While it doesn't mean you can constantly use the app without an internet connection, you will be able to view any post that have previously loaded when you had a Wi-Fi or data connection, like and comment on them. Though, the company said an iOS version of the same functionalities is also being considered; more will still be added to the Android version, which by the way is the preferred OS in the developing world. (more...)
More Overwatch Content Comes to Heroes of the Storm More Overwatch Content Comes to Heroes of the Storm
- April 19, 2017

The Heroes of the Storm PTR will be updated later today to bring the newest hero and map to the Nexus. Genji officially arrives in Heroes of the Storm on April 25. Both his Dragonblade and X-Strike heroic abilities are really scary. Stores up to three charges. Protects for about 1.25 seconds. Right now, Blizzard haven't announced a public release date for Hanamura or Genji, but stick with Cultured Vultures for more news on the update once it becomes available to us! Any damage ... (more...)
Uber may be forced to add one of Lyft's best features Uber may be forced to add one of Lyft's best features
- April 18, 2017

Uber spokeswoman Alix Anfang said the company will review the proposed rule once it's drafted. Adding a tipping feature to Uber's app would remove one significant difference between Uber and its chief USA competitor, Lyft . Since Uber and Lyft requires payment by a credit card, it would have to create a space on the app that would allow riders to tip every time . Once the TLC decides to initiate rule making, it will draft the rule package, which then must be certified by the NYC Law ... (more...)
First 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer thrills fans
- April 17, 2017

The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope , opened in USA theaters in May 1977. The thing you've been dying to see ever since the credits rolled at the end of " Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ". "We'd have these stream-of-consciousness jazz poetry ad-lib sessions and I would just scribble on my script everything she said". Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, who played a smaller role in the last episode, plays a significant part in this trailer. (more...)
Users are protected from alleged NSA malware, says Microsoft
- April 16, 2017

Shook warned that the code could be used in operations similar to last year's theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank. Several of the files we've seen appear to be "top secret" in classification, such as JeepfleaMarket, which appears to utilize the Jeepflea program to collect data on servers at least nine worldwide banks. (more...)
Samsung reportedly planning rugged Galaxy S8 for AT&T
- April 15, 2017

The only numbers they revealed were those of the pre-orders in South Korea, its home market, and were over 728,000. Samsung SVP of Product Strategy Justin Denison introduces the Galaxy S8 and S8 during its launching in NY. Following the official statement, consumers who opt to buy the newest offering from Samsung will have to wait until the early part of the second half of the year to get the complete experience of Bixby. (more...)
Google Photos gains video stabilization option in latest update Google Photos gains video stabilization option in latest update
- April 14, 2017

Yesterday, a long awaited feature finally made its debut on Google Photos for Android - video stabilization. It is possible that Google could improve on the feature in the future, but for now it should do a good job of stabilizing your existing videos, assuming that they weren't too shaky to begin with. (more...)
Infiniti reveals QX80 Monograph SUV concept at New York Motor Show Infiniti reveals QX80 Monograph SUV concept at New York Motor Show
- April 13, 2017

Designed on an extra-large drawing board in Infiniti's Atsugi studio in Japan, it previews to an impending restyle for the giant QX80 SUV production model now on sale in the United States. The D-pillar is reshaped to enhance the horizontality of the SUV's upper body and wheels are 2-tone, partially chromium black and partially brushed copper. (more...)
Samsung says the Galaxy S8 will launch without Bixby Voice
- April 13, 2017

Bixby enters a crowded field of digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence that includes Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. Also, you'll be able to set reminders. Bixby was introduced at Samsung's unveiling of Galaxy S8 smartphone. Samsung added: "When an application becomes Bixby-enabled, Bixby will be able to support nearly every task that the application is capable of performing using the conventional interface (i.e. (more...)
Microsoft Office RTF Documents Vulnerable To Dangerous Zero-Day Exploit Microsoft Office RTF Documents Vulnerable To Dangerous Zero-Day Exploit
- April 13, 2017

The exploit links to a remote server regulated by the attackers, who then download a file that holds HTML content, and performs it as a.hta file . McAfee said "the attacker gains full code execution on the victim's machine". While Microsoft works on a patch, McAfee recommends not opening any Office files obtained from untrusted sources, and also enabling Office Protected View . (more...)
Burger King tried to hijack the Google Home with new Whopper ad Burger King tried to hijack the Google Home with new Whopper ad
- 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...)
Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt
- April 13, 2017

The spot is supposed to begin running in prime-time slots across the United States today on networks including History, Spike, Comedy Central, MTV, E!, and Bravo, and it will air during Adult Swim, The Tonight Show , and Jimmy Kimmel Live . (more...)
Facebook's M assistant launches in US, will offer chat suggestions Facebook's M assistant launches in US, will offer chat suggestions
- April 07, 2017

Here's what you need to know. M, Facebook's virtual assistant, is available to users in the USA starting today. The only difference is that it doesn't have a voice. Paying or requesting money: M recognizes when people are discussing payments and gives them the option of easily sending or requesting money. M can also suggest an option to share your location, or you help coordinate a plan or make decision via group votes. (more...)
Louis CK: Trump is a 'gross, crook, dirty, rotten, lying sack...' Louis CK: Trump is a 'gross, crook, dirty, rotten, lying sack...'
- April 07, 2017

Although he's not the most political comedian, Louis C.K.is known to go off about Trump from time to time , and I'm sure that Colbert and his staff are glad he did it again on The Late Show . Despite the critical statements he made about the president previous year failing to influence the outcome of the elections, Louis C.K. stays true to his first opinion on Donald Trump. (more...)
Britney Spears Concert Delays Israeli Election Britney Spears Concert Delays Israeli Election
- April 06, 2017

Apparently, Israeli democracy just can not compete with Britney's first non-U.S. tour since 2011, or her first ever concert in Israel . They fear that it will be too hard to provide security for two important events at once. To give you an idea of just how big a deal this postponed election is, the U.S. Democratic Party elected its new party chairperson , Tom Perez, this last February. (more...)
Judge puts on hold Seattle law allowing a ride-hailing union Judge puts on hold Seattle law allowing a ride-hailing union
- April 06, 2017

On Tuesday, Judge Robert Lasnik ordered an injunction on the ordinance after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sued to block the Seattle rules. The Chamber argued the law classified drivers as employees, when really they are independent contractors with no collective bargaining power. (more...)
Google Applies Machine Learning to Fix YouTube Ad Placement Problems Google Applies Machine Learning to Fix YouTube Ad Placement Problems
- April 06, 2017

Google has an answer for all the brands anxious that its automated systems are placing ads on offensive YouTube videos: smarter machines. "As part of our commitment to provide even more transparency and visibility to our advertising partners, we'll be working with trusted vendors to provide [third-party] brand safety reporting on YouTube ", a Google spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Monday. (more...)
Moto G5 With Snapdragon 430 CPU Available for Purchase in India Moto G5 With Snapdragon 430 CPU Available for Purchase in India
- April 05, 2017

The e-commerce platform, Flipkart had also announced a BuyBack Guarantee scheme worth Rs 1,199 for the Moto G5 Plus smartphone under which Flipkart promised to buy the phone back at an "assured price" (guaranteed exchange rate) when the customers want to purchase another smartphone on the website. (more...)
Apple is completely redesigning the Mac Pro… again Apple is completely redesigning the Mac Pro… again
- April 05, 2017

The 2017 Mac Pro is now available at $2,999 with a 6-core processor and dual AMD FirePro D500 GPU with 3GB GHDDR5 VRAM. Apple's refreshed Mac Pro offerings are now listed for sale via the Apple online storefront, however the top-tier octa-core model is, at least for the time being, listed as "currently unavailable". (more...)
Oath, Verizon's New Company To Run Yahoo, AOL Oath, Verizon's New Company To Run Yahoo, AOL
- April 05, 2017

And that new name is " Oath ", sources tell Business Insider . Neither AOL nor Yahoo commented on what her severance might entail. A tweet this morning from the AOL CEO Tim Armstrong appeared to confirm earlier rumblings that the dusty internet companies will combine into one even dustier Frankenstein. (more...)
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
- April 02, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the repeal ensures Internet service providers are treated the same as online businesses like Facebook and Google, which are not required to receive permission from users. The rollback of the FCC rule came under the Congressional Review Act , which can be used only concerning regulations that are less than 60 days old. (more...)
Cayde-6 Drinks Amidst War in 'Destiny 2' Teaser Trailer Cayde-6 Drinks Amidst War in 'Destiny 2' Teaser Trailer
- March 30, 2017

For starters, the Destiny 2 poster that leaked last week seems to confirm at least one weapon manufacturer ( SUROS ) from the first Destiny will be featured in the sequel when it debuts this fall . More detail on that exclusive content for Destiny 2 is promised this summer. We will also be covering the information released about the upcoming game later this year. (more...)
Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble Ford recalls 570K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
- March 30, 2017

Ford will mail customers instructions on how to check and refill the coolant. Ford said a lack of coolant circulation can cause the engines to overheat, cracking the cylinder head. Driving a auto that is on fire or that has doors popping open is impressive, but not recommended. Ford's final recall of the bunch affects just 111 examples of the 2017 Edge crossover. (more...)
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
- March 30, 2017

In Europe, the recall includes the 2010 through 2015 C-Max hybrid and Focus small vehicle, as well as the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connect van. Instead, Ford will mail instructions to owners reminding them to check their coolant levels, refill the coolant, and schedule service if the coolant "frequently" needs to be topped off. (more...)
Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend Comcast to expand streaming service amid cord-cutting trend
- March 29, 2017

Reuters reports today that the largely forgotten and forgettable Comcast Stream service is due for a refresh, rebrand, and expansion later this year into the new Xfinity Instant TV. Comcast also sells Internet Plus, a double-play bundle of high-speed internet service coupled with broadcast TV and HBO (delivered via a conventional set-top). (more...)
Samsung to refurbish and sell recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones
- March 28, 2017

Samsung is going to announce its next phone, the Galaxy S8, in two days. Samsung had also issued updates late previous year or early 2017 that sought to progressively reduce the charging capability of the Note 7 battery. The new version of Over the Horizon will make its debut with the launch of the Galaxy S8 later this week. At this rate, we might see Samsung lose a lot of their customers to some other flagship models before their Samsung Galaxy S8 arrives. (more...)
Google Maps Adds Real-Time Location Sharing, Including Trip Progress Google Maps Adds Real-Time Location Sharing, Including Trip Progress
- March 23, 2017

You can then select who you want to share your whereabouts to, and for how long - time-based sharing can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 days. And if you need to meet someone back at your auto, for example, you will also be able to share this information with other people in the future. (more...)
Watch Rihanna watch herself on Bates Motel Watch Rihanna watch herself on Bates Motel
- March 23, 2017

At some point, she turned it into a drinking game, taking a shot everytime someone said the word "Norman" and getting resoundingly drunk. Bates Motel marks Rihanna's first major acting project to come to fruition, and her new beginning arrives just as the show is nearing its end; the series is in the middle of its fifth and final season. (more...)
Why Some Advertisers Are Walking Out on Google
- March 22, 2017

This means the tech giant will effectively start removing ads from content (or YouTube videos) that are attacking or harass individuals based on their culture, gender, caste and ethnicity among other categories. "There are brands who have reached out to us and are talking to our teams about whether they are affected or concerned by this", said Brittin. Video: Go Ape and Hargreaves Lansdown have pulled their adverts from YouTube after Sky News alerted the companies to the fact that ... (more...)
Google buys Kaggle and prepares to dominate AI Google buys Kaggle and prepares to dominate AI
- March 10, 2017

It came in the middle of Schmidt's keynote - essentially a sales pitch to attendees telling them why they need to hurry up and move all their data and systems to Google's cloud services. Our retailers, whether they like it or not, are under fire from other global organizations, but data is their intellectual property and we are going to give them the ability to make the most of their data". (more...)
AkzoNobel Shares Surge After PPG Bid Rejection, Strategic Review Pledge AkzoNobel Shares Surge After PPG Bid Rejection, Strategic Review Pledge
- March 10, 2017

The stock has a market cap of $25.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.71 and a beta of 1.39. While Buechner said he's "fully committed" to rejecting PPG's approach as it stands, he declined to be drawn on whether the door is open to discussions with its suitor should it return with a better offer. (more...)
Lorde Gives You The Green Light To Cry On New Song 'Liability' Lorde Gives You The Green Light To Cry On New Song 'Liability'
- 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. Posting the song to her Twitter, Lorde told fans "I wanted you to have a new song from Melodrama , a new chapter of the story - this is Liability ". (more...)
Dusseldorf Train Station Axe Attack: Photos & Videos From the Scene Dusseldorf Train Station Axe Attack: Photos & Videos From the Scene
- March 10, 2017

Several people were injured Thursday in what was described as a coordinated axe attack at a train station in Germany. The police spokesperson could not confirm whether any suspects were arrested or how serious the injuries were. The newspaper reported that one other person is believed to be on the run. "The guy just started striking at people with an ax", the unidentified man in the video says. (more...)
Honda Civic Type R, packing 306 hp, ends performance drought Honda Civic Type R, packing 306 hp, ends performance drought
- March 08, 2017

The UK-manufactured 5-door Type R hatchback will be powered by an Ohio-built 2.0-liter DOHC, direct-injected and turbocharged i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine that yields 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb. At the front, the Type R gets aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles, and a helical limited-slip differential. Much like the previous-generation Type R that changed little between concept and reality, the auto looks very similar to the Type R Prototype unveiled at last year's Paris ... (more...)
IDC: wearables shipments hit 33.9 million all-time high
- March 06, 2017

Despite a decline in the number of units shipped, Fitbit still leads with a market share of 19.2 percent, which is a 9.8 percent decrease from the same quarter previous year. This sudden decline in the market is due to its heavy focus on the USA market which is approaching saturation limit in fitness trackers. IDC estimates that Apple Watch shipments totaled 10.7 million in 2016 for an estimated 10.5% market share, down from an estimated 11.6 million shipments and 14.2% market share in 2015. (more...)
Bentley will bring a bespoke Bentayga to Geneva Bentley will bring a bespoke Bentayga to Geneva
- March 04, 2017

The exterior of the Mulliner is defined by its two-tone paint, color-matched lower bodywork, chrome grilles in the lower fascia and 22-inch Paragon wheels Bentley logo displayed at the center. Bentayga Mulliner production is capped at an unspecified, but "very limited" number due to the highly complex nature of its handcrafted interior features. (more...)
Penguins hold on to Fleury, bolster defence at deadline
- March 03, 2017

Streit has scored five goals and 16 assists in 49 games with the Flyers, his fourth season with the team. The final year of Filppula's contract also comes off the books, as Streit is under contract until the summer and will free up $5 million in space. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Leaks in New Press Shot Samsung's Galaxy S8 Leaks in New Press Shot
- March 02, 2017

With a couple of exceptions, the company has typically used the trade show-which runs from February 27 to March 2 in 2017-to launch its flagship Android smartphones. The bigger of the two, the S8 plus is rumored to come with a 6.2-inch QuadHD+ Super AMOLED display. Despite the large displays on both models, the phones are narrower than expected thanks to a design that is almost edgeless on either side of the screen. (more...)
BlackBerry KeyOne Said To Be World's Most Secure Android Phone
- February 28, 2017

TCL had already unveiled the BlackBerry KEYone back at CES 2017, albeit in a limited fashion. In November past year, the Canandian hanset-maker had launched two smartphones - DTEK 50 and DTEK 60 - priced at Rs 21,990 and Rs 46,990 respectively. (more...)