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Playboy model loses bid to toss out privacy invasion case Playboy model loses bid to toss out privacy invasion case
- May 17, 2017

She then posted the image to Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", alongside a selfie in which she posed with her hand over her mouth in feigned shock. Mathers, who has no criminal record, has offered to make amends by using her notoriety to bring attention to the issue of body shaming. Attorney Dana Cole said the victim can not be easily identified because the photo was shot from far away. (more...)
Motorola Moto C and Moto C Plus are now official Motorola Moto C and Moto C Plus are now official
- May 16, 2017

As shown in the earlier leaks, the design of these smartphones point out that Motorola-owned by Lenovo is going with nearly the same design for all its offerings to be launched this year. The Moto C range will sit under the Moto E range and will offer a no fills smartphone experience to the budget conscious consumer. The Moto gS+ will come with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a dual camera setup. (more...)
Moto Z Play Starts Receiving April 2017 Security Update Moto Z Play Starts Receiving April 2017 Security Update
- May 07, 2017

The Moto Z2 Play will come powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor. The clock speed is a little higher on the new model, though - 2.2GHz instead of 2.0GHz. Some time ago, Lenovo promised to bring in at least a dozen new Mods every year for the Moto Z line, so we should be seeing some fancy new hardware coming up over the course of 2017 as well. (more...)
Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend Meteors to shower NZ skies this weekend
- May 06, 2017

In 1870, while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, Lt. Col. G.L. Tupman sighted 15 meteors on the morning of April 30, and another 13 a few mornings later. "S$3 ince they move very quickly - about 148,000 miles per hour (238,000 km/h) - they leave very long "tails" in the sky", Rae Paoletta explains for Gizmodo . (more...)
Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe second-most developed country in Africa
- May 06, 2017

About 90 percent of our people are living below $1 per day. Banks frequently put limits as low as $20 on the amount of cash depositors can withdraw and occasionally require customers to lug their withdrawals away as bags of heavy coin. Laughing, Mugabe slowly said: "That isn't true". "Please help and die for this, ' what would we have said?" asked exasperated Zimbabwean filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphones launched in India, prices starts at 57900 INR
- May 03, 2017

Both smartphones have a screen resolution of 2960×1440 and come with curved Super AMOLED screens. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch QHD display; while the Galaxy S8+ comes with a 6.2 inch QHD display. It has a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage which can be expandable upto 256 GB. One major difference between the Galaxy S8 and S8+ you should know is the battery size. (more...)
Titans 2017 draft: All nine picks analyzed Titans 2017 draft: All nine picks analyzed
- May 03, 2017

Corey Davis, Western Michigan Davis is one of the most prolific college receivers ever. "He was congratulating me, and said how proud he was of me". "I think that's important", Robinson said. "All my siblings, we stuck together, we made it happen", he said. "I plan on putting a little bit more weight on, and using that to advantage any way that I can, " Davis said. (more...)
New funding makes China's Didi 'most valuable Asian start-up' New funding makes China's Didi 'most valuable Asian start-up'
- April 30, 2017

The fresh funds will be used for global expansion, driverless auto technology and other advanced transportation technology, the person familiar with the fund raising said. Didi has invested $30 million in India based Ola Cabs and has participated in a $350 million funding round of GrabTaxi, SEA's largest ride hailing service. (more...)
Cassini Craft Beams Closest Images Ever Taken Of Saturn
- April 28, 2017

NASA plans to crash the spacecraft into Saturn to avoid any chance Cassini could someday collide with any ocean-bearing moons that have the potential to support indigenous microbial life. The spacecraft was oriented so its antenna would shield the scientific instruments from damage. We look forward to more hauntingly handsome photos from Saturn's atmosphere over the coming weeks; we'll take whatever we can get until Cassini becomes a ghost itself. (more...)
Zombies Confirmed for Call of Duty: WWII Zombies Confirmed for Call of Duty: WWII
- April 27, 2017

Since it's historically one of the most common settings, it seems like Sledgehammer knows it has to make this game stand out. Bristling with cannon and armaments, the Rock commanded control of the Strait of Gibraltar, a critical maritime chokepoint vital to the war effort. (more...)
Google Retools Search Engine to Downplay Hoaxes, Fake News Google Retools Search Engine to Downplay Hoaxes, Fake News
- April 26, 2017

Autocomplete and highlighted result snippets are two search features that have gotten attention for not performing as expected. The examples were pretty unsettling, including Holocaust denials , a claim that President Barack Obama was running for a third term , and a wide range of other conspiracy theories . (more...)
Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet
- April 23, 2017

The Cassini spacecraft launched on October 15, 1997 and arrived in the Saturn system in June 2004. Then, it will turn its attention to Saturn's atmosphere, sniffing with a mass spectrometer and sending data back to Earth in real-time. (more...)
Nintendo Reportedly Making SNES Classic Edition Nintendo Reportedly Making SNES Classic Edition
- April 20, 2017

It would be a real treat if this retro console re-release becomes an annual tradition from Nintendo . I'm hoping for a Super Nintendo version and Super Famicom version. The NES Classic has been very hard to find in stores and online since its reemergence in November past year. Nintendo knows how much you love obsessing over objects of your youth and that you will drive yourself insane trying to find them. (more...)
Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome
- April 20, 2017

Instead, according to the report, Chrome will target "unacceptable ads" as defined by the Coalition for Better Ads . If Google offers its own ad blocker in Chrome , targeting specific types of ads that users find particularly annoying, like pop-overs and autoplaying audio and video, those users might never seek out a third-party ad-blocking extension, the logic goes. (more...)
Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks Russian Federation relations at new low after Syria attacks
- April 17, 2017

Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin, where "things went pretty well". "Are we going to get involved with Syria? ". Boris Johnson has said he is "dismayed" at Russia's veto of a United Nations resolution condemning the use of chemical weapons in Syria . All-time low, you say? Lavrov retorted: "This is obviously the subject where our views differ". (more...)
Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features Early dinosaur cousins had crocodile-like features
- April 14, 2017

This species isn't exactly new to science: Paleontologist F. Rex Parrington first found fossils in Tanzania in 1933 and English paleontologist Alan J. Its joints could rotate from side to side, meaning it probably walked more like a crocodile too - think side to side as opposed to the up-and-down motion of say, and ostrich walking. (more...)
Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the UK Amazon Launches Fire TV Media Streamer With Alexa Remote in the UK
- April 08, 2017

You can find out more details about the new Amazon Fire TV Stick over at Amazon at the link below. The launch in the United Kingdom coincides with a big update - the Fire TV Stick can now be controlled using Amazon's Alexa technology, which means you can just use voice commands to choose your favourite shows to play. (more...)
Bayern fall to second Bundesliga defeat of season at Hoffenheim Bayern fall to second Bundesliga defeat of season at Hoffenheim
- April 07, 2017

Following the Hoffenheim goal, Bayern Munich responded strongly with a number of chances against Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann. Bayern's run came to an end a week before their mouth-watering Champions League home leg quarter-final against Real Madrid. (more...)
Galaxy Note 8 Concept Image Pops Up With A Dual Camera Setup Galaxy Note 8 Concept Image Pops Up With A Dual Camera Setup
- April 05, 2017

This is not unexpected. All of this can be done through the use of Samsung's own Android launcher which supports the rearrange feature. The S8 Plus model, for instance, has 3 percent less battery power than the Galaxy S7 Edge, but the phone itself is 12 percent larger. (more...)
Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final
- April 03, 2017

While the India Open had long eluded her, Sindhu was expected to be one of the favourites going into the contest. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots. Just like the opening game, Marin quietly clawed her way back into the game to reduce the margin to 6-7. This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. (more...)
Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit Twitter No Longer Counts Usernames In Replies Against 140 Limit
- April 02, 2017

Users can tap on "Replying to..." to see and control who's part of any specific conversation. It'll work the same way if you reply to more than two persons. Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. The new update comes as part of Twitter's push to give users more flexibility to interact and share messages whist still sticking to its signature 140-character limit. (more...)
Play Ms. Pac-Man in Google Maps
- April 01, 2017

To play Ms Pac-Man in your browser, simply navigate to to google.co.uk/maps . For example, search "do a barrel roll" and the screen will do a 360-degree turn, in honor of the classic Nintendo series Star Fox. Pac-Man" on your phone! So now you can while the time away this weekend chasing Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde. It uses your location, or a location that you can move your screen to, to play the game. (more...)
Uber to pull out of Denmark Uber to pull out of Denmark
- March 30, 2017

Earn 1 CPE credit and learn about the expansion of risk management in government with analysis from GAO and Justice OIG. "When they ( Uber ) started two and a half years ago it was illegal and was ruled illegal several times". The closing of Uber in Denmark comes as bad news for the ultra-liberal junior partner in the government, the Liberal Alliance party. But Uber spokesman Kristian Agerbo said the proposed law was "going in the wrong direction". (more...)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Adds More Features Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Adds More Features
- March 30, 2017

Like Snapchat, Facebook Stories allows users to heavily customise their pictures with filters, text, drawings, stickers , frames and animated masks. Once the conversation on the story ends, the conversation will no longer be visible in Direct . All of these features begin rolling out today only to the Facebook app. (more...)
SpaceX launch of pre-flown booster 'exciting step forward,' SES CTO says
- March 30, 2017

A static fire engine test was conducted Monday and the spacecraft was being matted to the Falcon 9 on Tuesday ahead of the launch . A few days before SpaceX is set to make history by launching a "flight-proven" Flacon 9 booster, the satellite company paying for the ride into space has no pre-launch jitters about flying on some used hardware. (more...)
Millions to switch off lights for Earth Hour 2017
- March 26, 2017

On Saturday, people in virtually every country in the world can expect to see city landmarks darkened in honour of Earth Hour. Dozens of building around the world will switch off all electricity including Big Ben, Harrods, the Gherkin, the Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace. (more...)
Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here Super Mario Run Android Version Gets An Early Release; Details Here
- March 25, 2017

Nintendo's Super Mario Run has finally come to Android this week, following the iOS version when it comes to the payment structure. The game was seen listed on Google Play and it was available for pre-registering. According to Nikkei , the leap to Android is expected to increase the userbase for the game, but due to the pay-once model, there is no expectation for a big increase in earnings. (more...)
Jason Day withdraws from event, reveals his mother is battling lung cancer Jason Day withdraws from event, reveals his mother is battling lung cancer
- March 24, 2017

Spieth didn't win a hole until he was conceded a bogey on the 14th hole. Spieth did not play well at all and certainly not as well as McIlroy. "It's hard to say", replied Reed, who has slipped from a career high of No. Kjeldsen finished off the No. 2 player in the world with a tee shot into 2 feet on the par-3 17th. "Being on the European Tour for 20 years and then suddenly changing it up, coming over here not knowing anybody and not knowing the courses has been hard, but it's what I ... (more...)
What's New in Android O!
- March 24, 2017

Reports also indicate that Android 8 will finally have Google's mysterious Andromeda project merged along, which will introduce new features like intelligent notifications that will be shown only on those devices that are being used at that time by a user, even if signed in through multiple devices. (more...)
Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin signs Eutelsat as first customer
- March 09, 2017

Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer said the company was convinced that Blue Origin had the "right mind-set to compete in the launch service industry". From the outset, the rocket was meant to be reusable , and Bezos said during his presentation that it is being created to fly as many as 100 times. The Seattle-based company, which now employs about 1,000 people, also has begun renovating Launch Complex 36 and adjacent Launch Complex 11 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where it ... (more...)

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