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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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
'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...)
Bungie Officially Announces Destiny 2 Bungie Officially Announces Destiny 2
- March 30, 2017

As if the Destiny 2 hype wasn't slowing building enough already, a fun little teaser video has been released by Bungie. The recently released teaser delights fans with Cayde-6 enjoying a drink at what appears to be a bar. Earlier this year, Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg stated that "development is going great" on the game and that " it is indeed on track for release this fall ". (more...)
Got a Ford Escape, Fiesta, Fusion? It may be recalled Got a Ford Escape, Fiesta, Fusion? It may be recalled
- March 30, 2017

In its second recall, Ford says it is adding 210,619 model year 2014 Fiesta, model year 2013 to 2014 Fusion, and model year 2013 to 2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles to a campaign to replace door latches that can break. Dealers will replace all four side door latches with a more robust service door latch at no cost to the customer. In these vehicles, a component called a pawl spring tab has a chance of breaking. (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 the first, the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker will recall 230,000 vehicles with 1.6-liter GTDI engines due to a rise of under-the-hood fires. It will mail customers instructions on how to check and refill coolant. This may reduce the vehicle's structural integrity in a side-impact collision, Ford said. Ford's final recall of the bunch affects just 111 examples of the 2017 Edge crossover. (more...)
Comcast Prepping Q3 Launch of 'Xfinity Instant TV' Comcast Prepping Q3 Launch of 'Xfinity Instant TV'
- March 29, 2017

Matt Strauss, Comcast Cable's EVP and GM of video and entertainment services stated in an interview previous year, "While Stream is, at the moment, comprised of a skinny bundle, the strategies behind Stream is much more around how we're going to transform the overall end-to-end customer experience, and Stream is just one example of how we are expanding into that terrain". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 To Have A 3D Camera
- March 28, 2017

The Galaxy S8 will probably get new accessories in the form of the DeX Station, new power banks, new Gear VR and a revamped version of Gear 360. Maye Samsung will have to come up with something more enticing to lure existing Note 7 owners to forego their device in lieu of something safer, perhaps the S8 or the Note 7 successor. (more...)
Eiffel Tower to go dark at midnight for London victims Eiffel Tower to go dark at midnight for London victims
- March 24, 2017

And Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve tweeted: "Solidarity with our British friends, horribly attacked, full support for the injured French students, their families and their friends". Eyewitnesses described how the attacker deliberately mounted the pavement with a auto on Westminster Bridge before hitting more than 12 people - including three police officers returning from a commendation ceremony. (more...)
Google Maps Now Lets You Track Exactly Where Your Friends Are Google Maps Now Lets You Track Exactly Where Your Friends Are
- March 23, 2017

Users simply need to park the auto, take out their devices, open Google Maps , and the click on the location dot, Ars Technica reports. Select " share trip progress " to choose which friends you want to see your location. Google says the update will be rolling out "soon" to apps and the Maps site to users worldwide. Google Maps v9.49 beta adds a manual parking location tracker that uses your phone's Global Positioning System - plus allows you to store information like level, row ... (more...)
Watch Rihanna React to Her Watch Rihanna React to Her "Bates Motel" Sex Scene
- March 23, 2017

We hadn't mentioned the shower scene yet. (Radio.com) Rihanna's debut on Bates Motel was the heralded arrival of a music superstar on cable TV. In the 1960 film, Marion ultimately gets killed by the cross-dresser Norman in a bathtub. (more...)
More brands join Google ad boycott
- March 22, 2017

Harris said Google had "heard from our advertisers loud and clear that we can provide simpler, more robust ways to stop their ads from showing against controversial content ". and hence it can not afford to have such a setback in their services to the major clients who are generating revenue for them. Schindler also says YouTube is "taking a hard look" at existing community guidelines to see if any content is allowed on the platform that shouldn't be, though no action is promised. (more...)
PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Under Analyst Spotlight PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) Under Analyst Spotlight
- March 10, 2017

Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its position in PPG Industries by 95.6% in the third quarter. Finally comes the ratings part in which the PPG was evaluated with 15 analysts of WSJ going for Buy ratings in previous quarter, while at present 13 analysts gave Buy ratings from whole pool. (more...)
Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products
- March 10, 2017

From 8th to 10th March, the Google Cloud Next '17 is being held, an event where the latest Google Cloud research and projects are exposed, with a special emphasis on the potential of artificial intelligence. For example, combining Gmail with SAP Cloud for Customer will enable users to link email conversations, search for duplicate contacts and create new tasks directly from Gmail. (more...)
Lorde's 'Melodrama' Set For Release June 16th on LAVA/Republic Records Lorde's 'Melodrama' Set For Release June 16th on LAVA/Republic Records
- March 10, 2017

Last week, she told ZM's Fletch, Vaughan and Megan that Green Light was "kind of a curve ball". Ever since Lorde danced her way all over Los Angeles in the " Green Light " music video - or, OK, way before that - we've been dying to know when her sophomore effort would finally be released. (more...)
Dusseldorf train station axe attack injures at least five, man arrested Dusseldorf train station axe attack injures at least five, man arrested
- March 10, 2017

Chris Bucher is a sports, politics and general news contributor to Heavy. As many as five people are reported to have been hurt, although the extent of their injuries is not yet known. Bruno Macedo tweeted: "Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf ". Outside the main railway station in Dusseldorf. "Station closed. I am in the train things look bad #police #terror". (more...)
Honda Civic Type-R debuts Honda Civic Type-R debuts
- March 08, 2017

The Civic Type R will be manufactured by Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing in Swindon, England, with its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine made by Honda of America Mfg.at its Anna, Ohio engine plant using domestic and globally sourced parts. Last November, while attending the Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days, I was afforded the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the "just in from Paris", Civic Type-R Concept. (more...)