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Nintendo Switch breaks sales record at Nintendo
- April 23, 2017

Nintendo will provide a full accounting of worldwide Nintendo Switch sales, as well as other financial information, during its fiscal-year earnings release on April 27. “Nintendo always strives to offer consumers something fun, new and different, ” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of Americas President and COO. The Switch's future is looking good. (more...)
Microsoft Retiring Wunderlist, But Replacing It With A New To-Do App Microsoft Retiring Wunderlist, But Replacing It With A New To-Do App
- April 22, 2017

The app has an "Intelligent Suggestions" feature just a tap away. Users can create lists, add due dates, keep track of deadlines by adding reminders and personalise each list with coloured themes. You can share your to-do list with your friends like in Wunderlist. Microsoft has updated its Authenticator app to enable users to sign-in to any Microsoft service by tapping a notification on their smartphone. (more...)
Diet soda can increase risk of dementia and stroke, study finds
- April 22, 2017

For the first study , published in Alzheimer's & Dementia on March 5, 2017, researchers examined data, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and cognitive testing results, from about 4,000 people enrolled in the Framingham Heart Study's Offspring and Third-Generation cohorts. (more...)
Apple released the iPad air2 as a substitute of Ipad4 Apple released the iPad air2 as a substitute of Ipad4
- April 20, 2017

As usual the possibility that they start reaching stores with a bug or defect is likely, and for this Apple has taken a surprising decision to replace the defective iPad with the iPad Air 2 of 2014 as a substitute, till the new iPad is repaired or replaced by Apple. (more...)
Instagram now works offline...but only on Android Instagram now works offline...but only on Android
- April 20, 2017

With this new feature, Instagram users on Android will be able to leave comments, Like posts, save media, and unfollow people while offline, and all of it will happen when an internet connection is made. The company said they are working on iOS version. As per the reports , 600 million users are outside of the USA so that company mainly targeted the users with limited connectivity. (more...)
Overwatch's Genji invades Heroes of the Storm, complete with Hanamura map Overwatch's Genji invades Heroes of the Storm, complete with Hanamura map
- April 19, 2017

Genji is fittingly part of the assassin class in Heroes of the Storm with his highest stat being damage, while also getting a bit of a boost in abilities from his Overwatch self. Genji, on the other hand, will be just like he is in " Overwatch " including all of his core abilities, leap, unique way of tossing shuriken and summon the Dragonblade to do a big damage. (more...)
Joshua, Fury in Twitter spat Joshua, Fury in Twitter spat
- April 19, 2017

But Fury continued his tirade by taking shots at the 18-0 boxer and promoter Eddie Hearn. Lucozade is looking to capitalise on the fervour around the title fight with a new film showing the 27-year-old's life to date. Joshua-Klitschko, which will be fought before a British-record crowd of 90,000, will be on Sky Box Office pay-per-view in the United Kingdom, but because of the afternoon start time in the United States, and the fact that neither Joshua or Klitschko are pay-per-view ... (more...)
Hot Stocks For Today: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), Lennar Corporation (LEN)
- April 19, 2017

Advanced Micro Devices reported sales of $832 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.1%. ATR value of company was 0.56. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc .'s P/B is valued at 27.98 exhibiting the investor sentiment on the value of the stock to its actual value. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . (more...)
Anne Hathaway's parenting chat on Ellen takes amusing turn Anne Hathaway's parenting chat on Ellen takes amusing turn
- April 18, 2017

Then , Vigalondo departs from his monster flick predecessors as the audience finds out that Gloria, a relative nobody a world away, is for whatever reason mentally linked with the monster. "When somebody like that wants to make your film, you're blessed", Vigalondo said. If you are looking for a high paced action film to take your mind off of your life, wait to see the new Fast and the Furious movie. (more...)
Tipping drivers: New York's latest battle with Uber Tipping drivers: New York's latest battle with Uber
- April 18, 2017

Unlike competitor Lyft , Uber does not now enable passengers to tip through its app. Get free real-time news alerts from the New York City Patch. Today, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission said it was considering enacting a new rule that would require vehicle service companies like Uber to offer a way to tip that was commensurate with the method of payment. (more...)
Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'
- April 17, 2017

While the internet may be a buzz over the new Star Wars trailer, another video dropped that will get you right in the feels. John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Cameron Poe and late Carrie Fisher will also be back as Leia as she filmed her scenes before she passed away at the end of previous year. (more...)
NSA's powerful hacking tools leaked online
- April 16, 2017

Swift was successfully targeted by hackers past year when criminals stole $81m from the Bangladeshi central bank. According to one security researcher the site spoke with, the dump also includes step-by-step instruction on what commands to run and how to use the tools. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 hits launch snag with Bixby voice assistant
- April 15, 2017

They are Samsung's first major smartphones to go on sale since the disastrous recall of the exploding Galaxy Note 7 previous year. With Samsung's flagship smartphone launched recently, it is safe to say that things are just starting to heat up for some of its features, particularly its voice assistant. (more...)
Latest Google Photos update adds video stabilization feature Latest Google Photos update adds video stabilization feature
- April 14, 2017

In addition to the new stabilization feature, Google may be looking to add some sort of Google+ integration back into Google Photos as some strings of code that reference Google+ were found in the code of the latest Google Photos APK. Obviously, you have software stabilization doing its thing, so you will have a slight decrease in the quality of the video, but the result is definitely worth it. (more...)
NY 2017: INFINITI QX80 Monograph Has Beautiful Ideas of Grandeur NY 2017: INFINITI QX80 Monograph Has Beautiful Ideas of Grandeur
- April 13, 2017

According to the brand, the QX80 Monograph concept blends luxury and space with a futuristic design which is not witnessed yet. The automaker says the QX80 Monograph "illustrates how the design of Infiniti's QX80 could evolve". "This is an important initiative for INFINITI, as the QX80 is popular with buyers in a number of markets - particularly in North America and the Middle East", commented Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President of Global Product Strategy. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumors, Speculations and Expectations
- April 13, 2017

There's some bad news for those who were waiting to experience Samsung's new voice functionality - the service will not be available when the Galaxy S8 launches on 21 April. This puts it a month at least past the Galaxy S8's release , which will leave the phone without one of its main features, and little use for the dedicated hardware button on the side of the device. (more...)
Microsoft patches serious Word bug targeted by scammers Microsoft patches serious Word bug targeted by scammers
- April 13, 2017

McAfee said "the attacker gains full code execution on the victim's machine". "During our testing (on Office 2010) the vulnerable system was fully exploited despite the fact that users were presented a dialog about the document containing "links that may refer to other files " [and] user interaction was not required". (more...)
Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt Burger King's Whopper gets negative definitions in ad stunt
- April 13, 2017

But it was quickly burned. "But I got an idea. Ok, Google: What is the Whopper burger?" This phrase is meant to get Google Home to read off the first sentence of the Whopper's entry on Wikipedia . By casually tossing out the wake words for Google Home, they'll probably catch at least a few people completely off guard who just want to watch TV without any interruption. (more...)
Burger King's new ad intentionally sets off Google Home Burger King's new ad intentionally sets off Google Home
- April 13, 2017

It appears that Google Home will continue chatting even after the commercial ends. For anyone with a Google Home near their TV, that strangely phrased request will prompt the speaker to begin reading the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. For nearly a decade, Wikipedia's page for the Whopper began with more or less the same sentence: "The Whopper sandwich is the signature hamburger product sold by the worldwide fast-food restaurant chain Burger King and its Australian franchise Hungry Jack's". (more...)
Hillary Clinton responds to Syria strike
- April 10, 2017

And the former presidential candidate used some of it to tell the New York Times that Americans biased against women played a part in why she didn't win. The remarks, at a political event in Texas, come as Clinton reemerges on the political scene months after losing the 2016 presidential election to Trump, who authorized airstrikes in Syria on Thursday after blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack in a rebel-controlled town in the war-torn country. (more...)
Emotional start to Masters with Nicklaus, Player
- April 07, 2017

That trend will continue regardless of whether Johnson puts on Augusta National's iconic green jacket on Sunday, according to Tamara Jacobs, a senior vice president at Ketchum Sports & Entertainment. This is an event I look forward to every year, so to have a freak accident mean I can't play - it just sucks, it really does. "I've only known I've been in this tournament for a couple of days, and next thing you know I'm behind the ceremonial tee shot", Henley said. (more...)
Louis CK says he regrets comparing Trump to Hitler Louis CK says he regrets comparing Trump to Hitler
- April 07, 2017

Louis didn't expect his words to become front page news, but he doesn't regret his fiery diatribe against the candidate. Louis CK says he regrets comparing President Trump to Hitler , but he's not taking it back. Louis continued to talk about Trump during the segment, describing the President as someone who just enjoys to lie and be dishonest. Stephen Colbert hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's "Tonight" show. (more...)
Thousands fail background checks for Uber, Lyft Thousands fail background checks for Uber, Lyft
- April 06, 2017

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik's temporary restraining order was in response to a request by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed last month. The chamber sued to block the law before this week's deadline for the companies to provide information about their most active drivers to the Teamsters union, launching the first step to unionization. (more...)
Google will solve its ad placement problems, IPG's Michael Roth says Google will solve its ad placement problems, IPG's Michael Roth says
- April 06, 2017

Leading brands are boycotting advertising services on Google's YouTube after their ads were placed alongside content they deemed inappropriate and - even worse - were charged for the privilege. But while Google works to get there, GroupM is jumping on the opportunity to tell its clients that it can protect them from their ads appearing anywhere untoward. (more...)
Britney Spears Is Responsible for Delaying the Israeli Political Process Britney Spears Is Responsible for Delaying the Israeli Political Process
- April 06, 2017

Israel's Labor Party is not that innocent - it's delayed its leadership election because of a Britney Spears concert slated to take place on the same day as voting. The concert is part of Spears' summer Asian tour promoting her album " Glory ", which was released a year ago. The concert will be the Grammy winner's first performance in Israel , part of a tour to promote her latest album, Glory . (more...)
Android 7.0 deployment for Moto G4 starts today Android 7.0 deployment for Moto G4 starts today
- April 05, 2017

As we mentioned above the Moto X 2017 will be available in a 32 GB and 64 model, but will support microSD cards for up to 256 GB of storage . Uncompromised performance and premium experiences is the tagline of the all new Moto G5, the first smartphone with a head-turning, metal design that looks as great as it performs. (more...)
AOL and Yahoo to Become Oath AOL and Yahoo to Become Oath
- April 05, 2017

What in tarnation? Is the combination of Yahoo and AOL some kind of demonic telecom funded cult? Despite the enthusiasm that Verizon is attempting to inject into this new venture, it seems some media companies are more interested in mocking "Oath". (more...)
Mac Pro will finally get a reboot! (The 3:59, Ep. 204) Mac Pro will finally get a reboot! (The 3:59, Ep. 204)
- April 05, 2017

The catch? Schiller told BuzzFeed not to expect any of the company's new Pro hardware until 2018 at the earliest. The new Mac Pro is being " completely rethought " and will have a modular design to accommodate high-end CPUs and GPUs, reports Daring Fireball . (more...)
'We Happy Few' Videogame Getting Movie Adaptation 'We Happy Few' Videogame Getting Movie Adaptation
- April 04, 2017

Complusion Games is partnering with dj2 Entertainment for the film, with the latter's CEO Dmitri M. Johnson and Chief Content Officer Dan Jevons producing the protect, Stephan Bugaj being the executive producer. "Our commitment", says Johnson, "is to make a movie that remains true to and expands on its great source material". Howard Bliss, head of business affairs at dj2 Entertainment, helped land the project at Gold Circle, and the two companies are seeking writers. (more...)
What the death of broadband privacy rules means What the death of broadband privacy rules means
- April 02, 2017

The resolution - which was approved by the Senate last week - blocks an FCC rule that would bar ISPs from selling customer data, including app usage, browsing history, even Social Security numbers, to marketers and others. Proponents of the privacy measure, though, argued that the company that sells you your internet connection can see even more about consumers, such as every website they visit and with whom they exchange emails. (more...)

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