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Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) Production Facility in Zhengzhou has Transformed the City Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) Production Facility in Zhengzhou has Transformed the City
- January 01, 2017

This facility will start the production from April, 2017. The iPhone 8 is believed to offer a flexible OLED display with a bezel-free design and an all-glass casing. These are some worrisome trends, but Apple doesn't need to rely on new phone sales as much as it did in the past. After all , the iPhone 7 was the first time that Apple broke with its "tick-tock" release schedule. (more...)
Surprise! Facebook is the year's most popular mobile app Surprise! Facebook is the year's most popular mobile app
- December 31, 2016

The company could take pride that its other apps like Messenger and Instagram too found a place in the top ten occupying the number two and number eight slots respectively. The app proves that it can have over 129 million unique monthly users. As far as the smartphone operating system market in the United States is concerned, Alphabet's Android OS continued to lead the share with 53 percent in the third quarter. (more...)
Qualcomm fined $853 million by South Korean regulator for antitrust violations Qualcomm fined $853 million by South Korean regulator for antitrust violations
- December 30, 2016

However, as The Investor explains, it is highly unlikely that this will affect smartphone prices. Only recently, the company started to get past its compliance issues in the region by bringing a majority of smartphone makers in the regions in compliance with the new terms. (more...)
Samsung 2017 Audio Hardware Offers 32-bit Technology
- December 30, 2016

The wireless speaker will further enhance audio experience through what Samsung calls a "Distortion Cancelling" technology that can eliminate sound alterations. Samsung seems to be angling to introduce another device in our list of the best soundbars to date. It has a clean design with a metal housing and sports a wheeled control setup. (more...)
Man trampled to death at quinceañera where 'everyone' was invited
- December 28, 2016

The event became an worldwide affair after over a million people accepted the invitation saying that they would attend it. Garcia's coming-of-age party - known as a "quinceañera" in Latin culture - has gone viral on social media over the past few weeks, attracting more than 1.2 million RSVPs and 978,000 shares in addition to establishing its own "XV Ruby Fest" geotag on Google Maps. (more...)
Android Wear 2.0 debuts on two partner flagship smartwatches in early 2017
- December 25, 2016

The launch of the two smartwatches will signal the move to Android Wear 2.0, the long awaited upgrade that will bring features like Android Pay, standalone apps, and even Google Assistant. A couple of year's back, we have seen quite a few decent smartwatches from the top smartphone manufacturers. Although there are differences between Wear 2.0 on iOS and Android, for the two platforms, Android Pay would work. (more...)
Brazil's Odebrecht, Braskem pay record fine in bribery case
- December 24, 2016

Guilty pleas on Wednesday from Odebrecht and Braskem SA, the petrochemical company it jointly owns with Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras, were the first in the United States following a almost three-year investigation in Brazil. Odebrecht said it paid $439 million outside Brazil, with the largest bribe admissions overseas in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Panama. Braskem has also settled with the U.S. (more...)
'Resident Evil 7' (ALL) Beginning Hour Demo Available On PC 'Resident Evil 7' (ALL) Beginning Hour Demo Available On PC
- December 22, 2016

Meanwhile, fans will just have to wait for January 24, 2017 for the official release of " Resident Evil 7 ". Not only could Wesker prospectively be the final big bad of Resident Evil 7 , but also there could be an unlockable reward for beating him with the file titled "LastBossFinishGetGun" implying as much. (more...)
Instagram's Latest Update Basically Turns It Into Snapchat
- December 21, 2016

You can also add location stickers for many things like the current time, location or weather, as mentioned earlier. Holiday stickers are also available for the next few weeks, but will be replaced with more permanent stickers in 2017. (more...)
Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7 Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7
- December 20, 2016

But Samsung is a fighter and fighters are only going to be come back bigger after a failure. Still, it seems as Samsung is seriously trying to clean up the mess they left behind with the bomb that was the Galaxy Note 7. It could well turn out to be the first smartphone in the market to come with the Bluetooth 5.0. That said, no other Galaxy Note 8 details were mentioned in the report. (more...)
Mexico to play 2017 Gold Cup soccer match at Alamodome
- December 20, 2016

For this year's tournament, CONCACAF has taken steps to expand to emerging soccer markets, allowing more fans across the country to take part in the continental championship firsthand. "With matches also set for some of our more popular venues over the years, such as Dallas, Los Angeles and NY, next year's Gold Cup will highlight the top-tier sporting status of worldwide soccer across the nation". (more...)
Uber tests California laws with driverless cars in San Francisco
- December 19, 2016

Uber, meanwhile, says it knew about the permit requirement but argues that its cars don't technically qualify as "autonomous vehicles". The video, published by the San Francisco Examiner , was captured by a dashcam mounted inside a vehicle operated by Luxor Cab, one of SF's licensed cab companies. (more...)
Teen drug use down nationally
- December 16, 2016

That's down from more than 53 percent back in 2001. "From 2015 to 2016, the percentage of adolescents who vaped in the last 30 days declined from 16 per cent to 13 per cent among 12th-grade students, from 14 per cent to 11 per cent among 10th-grade students, and from 8 per cent to 6 per cent among 8th-grade students", the survey found. (more...)
You Can Now Create Groups & Shazam Songs Through Snapchat
- December 16, 2016

Snap says a message sent in a group chat is deleted within 24 hours, while Snaps (re: pictures) sent in a group thread can be opened and replayed once. Tap any name at the bottom of a group chat to start a one-on-one chat with that person. Just like the Chats, if a Snap is not opened, it will get deleted after 24 hours. (more...)
Former WWE pro wrestler thwarts robbery in Coral Springs
- December 15, 2016

Bodyslam: Gaspard then body-slammed Felix (left) before restraining him on the ground (right). Gaspard said he did not know the gun was a fake until the suspect dropped it. He lunged at the suspect, took the gun and wrestled the man to the floor. The moves look a lot more real than anything seen in WWE - because, Gaspard says, they're actually things he learned as a bodyguard. (more...)
Michigan Gives Green Light To Self-Driving Cars: Your Move, Silicon Valley
- December 13, 2016

The newly placed law re-establishes the state as the epicenter of automotive innovation. But the MI law could be seen as a partial win for Google , which has been pushing for laws that will allow a fully self-driving vehicle without a wheel, brake pedal, or driver to hit the roads. (more...)
Preview For February's Return of The Walking Dead
- December 13, 2016

The survival series is starting to turn things up after the previous lackluster episodes. If you have not watched all the episodes of the first half of The Walking Dead Season 7 on your Amazon Fire TV, Amazon device, or computer, we recommend checking out all the episodes on Amazon Video! . (more...)
Skype Expands Live Translation To Calls To Landlines, Mobile Phones
- December 13, 2016

So far, Skype Translator has been limited to Skype-to-Skype calls, but opening up to cover calls made on mobile phones and landlines goes some way toward enhancing its usefulness - you no longer have to rely on the other person using Skype . (more...)
Patti Smith Accepted Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize
- December 12, 2016

Dylan said he too focuses on "mundane matters" such as recording in the right key, not on whether his songs are literature. The singer also apologised for not being able to attend and thanked the academy. Patti Smith is to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in place of Bob Dylan. He alluded to the debate about whether the award should go to a songwriter. (more...)
Google Assistant API launches today, so we tested some custom voice commands Google Assistant API launches today, so we tested some custom voice commands
- December 11, 2016

Instead, Google itself is going to approve all the keywords that developers want to use to invoke their actions and make them all available to everybody. While the platform surely had a lot of potential, the Google Assistant itself was limited in its functionality. The two samples allow users to just say "Ok Google , talk to Number Genie" or "Ok Google , talk to Eliza" for the classic 1960s AI exercise. (more...)
Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked
- December 11, 2016

An image shared with The Verge shows an alert sent out to a Note 7 owner in the U.S. stating that their phone will no longer charge as of December 15; a statement provided to The Next Web says December 19. And as for travel, the FAA has long since banned passengers from taking the Note 7 on flights. The alternative is waiting for Verizon to decide it's time to push the update - or to never push it at all. (more...)
European Union starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions
- December 11, 2016

The Commission argued that Germany and the UK's refusal to share more details on the investigations is an additional breach of European Union law. Germany's Transport Ministry and Federal Motor Transport Authority are examining whether Porsche installed devices allowing its cars to sense whether they were being tested for fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions, representatives at both agencies said today. (more...)
HTC Launches 'Vive Studios' for First-party VR Game Development and Publishing
- December 11, 2016

Vive Studios , as the initiative is called, will borrow from the publishing model for console games. Vive Studios consists of a total of 50 staffers and is being led by Joel Breton, HTC's VP of Content. Unfortunately, it's also a VR reworking of a handful of Pong-like arcade games - a rather curious first move, given the company's stated intention of improving the depth of its VR experiences. (more...)
Google will yield results now if you tweet emojis Google will yield results now if you tweet emojis
- December 10, 2016

It can now read and recognize emoji if you tweet at it. Or didn't, we should say: Because starting today, Google will be able to interpret emoji via its Twitter handle. According to Google, there are 21 million tweets sent every hour and 600,000 of them contain at least one emoji . It's a typically Google way of drawing attention to its ability to pick out local search results. (more...)
Stephen Colbert reacts to Reddit's Pizzagate accusations on The Late Show
- December 10, 2016

Pizzeria, Comet Ping Pong. He also delivered an epic take-down of Donald Trump's national security Advisor, General Michael Flynn, who has actually been spreading a related story that sounds very similar to PizzaGate. I know what you Pizzagate believers out there must be thinking: Is Colbert in on it? Colbert is no stranger to this particular conspiracy theory. (more...)
US Fighter Pilot Missing After Ejection Off the Coast of Japan US Fighter Pilot Missing After Ejection Off the Coast of Japan
- December 10, 2016

Marine Corps says one of its pilots has ejected from an F/A-18 jet in southern Japan, and search and rescue efforts are underway. The Marine Corps identified Captain Jake Frederick as the pilot who ejected from his F/A-18C+ fighter aircraft after it went down 120 miles off the coast of Iwakuni, Japan. (more...)
'Pokémon Go' Adds Starbucks Stores as Gyms and PokéStops
- December 09, 2016

For Christmas, it's likely we'll find more Staryu, Starme, Clefairy, Clefable, Seel, Dewgong and Snorlax varieties of Pokemon. This feature is available in Sprint locations. Niantic Labs is known for holding events in Pokemon GO whenever there is a holiday. PokeGyms are places where the players use their Pokemon to battle other Trainers. (more...)
Local WWII vets remember Pearl Harbor 75 years later
- December 09, 2016

Senior Chief Petty Officer Tabor said it's the courageous men and women like veteran Brantley who we remember on this day. He caught up with other veterans today for some good conversation over a cup of Joe.talking about the past, and the present. (more...)
Europol 'Operation Avalanche' strikes at global online crime network
- December 07, 2016

Despite the use of double fast-flux, German police, with help from the NCA and other worldwide partners, were eventually able to identify the infrastructure that lay behind the malware campaigns. He said the arrests Wednesday followed months of preparation and years of investigation by law enforcement agencies. Attackers have harvested sensitive data such as online banking and email credentials, and transferred money from the victims' accounts. (more...)
Dead Rising 4 - Release Date; Christmas-Themed Game Dead Rising 4 - Release Date; Christmas-Themed Game
- December 07, 2016

But the shining beacon in this figurative wasteland of necrotic flesh for me has always been the Dead Rising games, joyous and beautifully stupid smorgasbords where you dismantle zombies with a teddy bear strapped to the teeth with machine guns while you run around dressed as Mega Man. (more...)