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Apple HomePod available to order Friday, arrives February 9 Apple HomePod available to order Friday, arrives February 9
- January 24, 2018

Apple's HomePod goes up for pre-order on Friday. First announced at WWDC past year, the HomePod is Apple's first stab at the Amazon and Google-dominated smart speaker market. "We're so excited for people to get HomePod into their homes, apartments, and businesses to hear it for themselves". Users will be able to ask Siri to play songs, albums and playlists, as well as more advanced or even nonspecific queries like "Hey Siri, play something else". (more...)
You can now use Google Assistant to listen to audiobooks You can now use Google Assistant to listen to audiobooks
- January 23, 2018

For a limited time, Google will give you a 50-percent discount on your first audiobook purchase. Google Play Store will display various sections of book categories that will allow users to search book of their interest very easily. You can use "Ok Google, read my book" to start playback, and additional commands like "who is the author" and "stop playing in 20 minutes" are also available. (more...)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stake Lowered by 1ST Source Bank Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Stake Lowered by 1ST Source Bank
- January 23, 2018

The main indicator is the poor sales numbers overseas, which is an important market for the California-based company. The company is predicting that Apple will flat out discontinue the original iPhone X when the 2018 model arrives. I made a decision to check out how many recharge cycles my iPhone had been through in the less than four months I've had it and I was horrified to discover that I was already at 82, and that this had increased to 91 by the point I'd owned it four months (I got ... (more...)
Uber Driver in US Illegally Charged With 4 California Rapes Uber Driver in US Illegally Charged With 4 California Rapes
- January 23, 2018

He remains in jail with bail set at more than $1.4 million. Detectives are looking for potential witnesses and trying to determine if there are additional victims in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles, where the Alarcon-Nunez had been driving for Uber since September of previous year, Dow said. (more...)
Alia Bhatt dances her heart out on Pakistani song 'Hawa Hawa' remake Alia Bhatt dances her heart out on Pakistani song 'Hawa Hawa' remake
- January 23, 2018

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt had spend a some precious time with best friend Kripa Mehta's wedding and other function in Jodhpur. Dewy makeup and muted lips finished her look. Alia Bhatt and her entire gang of childhood friends had gathered at the handsome destination wedding for the wedding. She shared a few pictures on social where see seen enjoying her friends wedding were she giving us BFF goals. (more...)
Facebook unveils 'flick', a new unit of time Facebook unveils 'flick', a new unit of time
- January 23, 2018

Facebook Oculus Team has introduced a new unit of time even though its magnitude is too small to be of any real use to the general populace. In a post on GitHub, an online forum used by developers of open source software, Christopher Horvath - one of the creators of the flick - describes it as "the smallest time unit which is LARGER than a nanosecond". (more...)
Google spending beaucoup euros on expansion in France Google spending beaucoup euros on expansion in France
- January 23, 2018

Probably. In a similar context", he said , when challenged directly by interviewer Andrew Marr. "You always take a risk when you ask in a referendum yes or no on a very complicated subject". "If Toyota decides to invest 300 million euros and create 700 permanent jobs here, it's because you are good at what you do", Macron said while posing for selfies with employees. (more...)
N. Korean delegation in S. Korea to inspect concert venues N. Korean delegation in S. Korea to inspect concert venues
- January 23, 2018

In a flurry of sporting diplomacy, the two Koreas agreed this month that the North would attend the Games, the two would march together under a unification flag at the opening ceremony, and they would form a joint female ice hockey team - a deal approved by the International Olympic Committee on Saturday. (more...)
Rust Leaves Steam Early Access in February After Four Years Rust Leaves Steam Early Access in February After Four Years
- January 23, 2018

Before, zombies were present in the game, but were removed down the line to focus on a more unique experience. "For that reason we're going to be transitioning to monthly updates". Facepunch says that the game is only now entering Alpha and that leaving Early Access means that the prototyping phase is over and that's why it's being released. (more...)
Opera updates its Android and iOS browsers with bitcoin mining protection Opera updates its Android and iOS browsers with bitcoin mining protection
- January 23, 2018

The company tested it on several Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC One phones, noting that some scripts can cause a device's CPU usage to climb all the way to 100 percent. If you install this version, make sure you go into settings and enable the Ad Blocker. Now, they have rolled out that feature to their other assets: Opera Mini and Opera for Android. (more...)
Lara Croft's Journey Begins In New 'Tomb Raider' TV Spot Lara Croft's Journey Begins In New 'Tomb Raider' TV Spot
- January 23, 2018

Now, a new trailer for the film has finally been released , providing more of the story that fans of the franchise could expect. Nonetheless, Hollywood refuses to give up on such projects, and thus we'll soon have Fassbender's wife, Oscar victor Alicia Vikander , stepping into the role first played on-screen by Angelina Jolie when Tomb Raider swings into theaters this March. (more...)
Stocks Rise to New Highs on Senate Deal to End Shutdown Stocks Rise to New Highs on Senate Deal to End Shutdown
- January 23, 2018

Volume was sharply lower on the NYSE but slightly higher on the Nasdaq . US Treasury yields, which tended to fall during previous government shutdowns, rose as investors saw limited economic fallout from the political standoff and focused instead on a global economy motoring ahead and US inflation pressures. (more...)
Sony's Next Flagship Smartphone Might Ditch the 3.5mm Audio Jack Sony's Next Flagship Smartphone Might Ditch the 3.5mm Audio Jack
- January 23, 2018

The Sony Xperia smartphone with model number ID PY7-21831A is expected to come without a 3.5mm audio jack. Furthermore, the device to come with a bezel-less display. The dual rear cameras are said to be made up of one 18 megapixel camera and one 12 megapixel camera. But note that this device also offers a stunning camera department composed of a 23 MP f/2.0 rear sensor and a dual 16 + 8 MP front camera which is optically stabilized. (more...)
Nearly zero visibility expected with fog across York Region: Environment Canada Nearly zero visibility expected with fog across York Region: Environment Canada
- January 23, 2018

Temperatures mild, in the low to mid 40's. A fog advisory is in effect for York Region and surrounding areas, Environment Canada says. Issued shortly after 4 p.m. Rain showers and thunderstorms could cause minor flooding in poor drainage areas in the Chicago area until 9 a.m., the weather service said. The agency warns that "travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations". (more...)
DPRK advance team tours performance facilities in ROK for Winter Olympic concerts DPRK advance team tours performance facilities in ROK for Winter Olympic concerts
- January 23, 2018

The united women's hockey team will be the first time the two Koreas will have joined together in Olympic events. Of the 22 North Korean athletes, 15 will be women and seven will be men, the International Olympic Committee said. Pyongyang also promised to send its athletes, cheerleaders and a demonstration team of Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art, to PyeongChang. (more...)
South Korea Reportedly Plans to Hit Bitcoin Exchanges With Massive Tax Bills South Korea Reportedly Plans to Hit Bitcoin Exchanges With Massive Tax Bills
- January 23, 2018

The market has been a roller coaster since news that South Korean politicians were considering a cryptocurrency ban in the country, which controls about 15% of the cryptocurrency market. The closure of Chinese trading platforms caused a mass exodus of Chinese traders to other exchanges based in South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. (more...)
Waymo to Bring Autonomous Cars to Atlanta Waymo to Bring Autonomous Cars to Atlanta
- January 23, 2018

Waymo, formerly Google's self-driving vehicle project, announced on Twitter Monday that "Metro Atlanta is the next stop for Waymo's test program". In a statement to The Verge , Waymo said that it began 3D mapping downtown Atlanta last week. Waymo has also been testing in San Francisco, along with competitor General Motors' Cruise affiliate. (more...)
Moon urges support for N. Korea's participation in Olympics Moon urges support for N. Korea's participation in Olympics
- January 23, 2018

The delegation is led by Hyon Song Wol , head of the art troupe which is to perform twice in during the games. After Hyon and her fellow delegates made their onward journey from Seoul Station, police officers stepped in to extinguish the flames rising around the banner featuring Kim Jong-un, whose image is revered in the North . (more...)
Wynn Resorts Stock Shoots Higher on Q4 Earnings Beat Wynn Resorts Stock Shoots Higher on Q4 Earnings Beat
- January 23, 2018

It has underperformed by 47.48% the S&P500. Wynn Resorts Ltd now has $18.46B valuation. On 11/8/2017 Alvin V Shoemaker, Director, sold 15,000 with an average share price of $151.74 per share and the total transaction amounting to $2,276,100.00. (more...)
New images of long dead Xbox Watch prototype leak New images of long dead Xbox Watch prototype leak
- January 23, 2018

This is the device that preceded the Microsoft Band wearable device and it's possible that the technology that was developed for the Xbox Watch was eventually integrated into the Microsoft Band . According to Windows Central , the product only had four apps at this stage in its development: Workout, GPS, Settings, and USB debugging. Other than that, though, there's next to nothing of note to be found within this Xbox Watch. (more...)
Serging forward: Aguero treble restores Man City's 12-point lead at top Serging forward: Aguero treble restores Man City's 12-point lead at top
- January 23, 2018

Argentina global Aguero put five past the Magpies in one game in 2015 and his latest treble - his second of the season - took his overall tally against them to 14 in 12 matches. "They have showed us they can beat us". Yet after also losing only 1-0 to City in December, defender Paul Dummett feels they should take encouragement from how they have played against Pep Guardiola's impressive side. (more...)
New Overwatch skins teased ahead of tomorrow's cosmetics update New Overwatch skins teased ahead of tomorrow's cosmetics update
- January 23, 2018

You will be able to get your hands on the new items by opening standard Loot Boxes, as well as unlocking them via the Hero Gallery. We've already announced a few of the items included in this update at BlizzCon 2017 , but there's so much more to share! Alongside this wealth of new content for fans is also a brand new map, Blizzard World, coming to everyone on PS4, Xbox One and PC. (more...)
Nvidia recommends retailers put gamers first Nvidia recommends retailers put gamers first
- January 23, 2018

Moreover, in certain areas, graphics cards are becoming incredibly scarce. According to Techspot , there has been a marked increase in graphics card prices in the U.S., with a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti , one of Nvidia's top gaming GPUs, jumping from an MSRP price of $700 to $1,200. (more...)
Retailers lock up Tide pods after unsafe social media challenge Retailers lock up Tide pods after unsafe social media challenge
- January 23, 2018

In a a statement, YouTube said its community guidelines prohibit content that encourages unsafe activities that have a risk of causing physical harm. The American Association of Poison Control Centers handled 53 cases of intentional consumption in 2017. (more...)
Airtel increases data and validity of its Rs 399 plan Airtel increases data and validity of its Rs 399 plan
- January 23, 2018

Airtel and Reliance Jio have been competing against each other since the latter started charging for its service past year. The new Airtel Rs. 399 prepaid pack's benefits now compete better with those offered by the Jio Rs. The Rs 399 plan now effectively offers 84GB of data, given this has 1GB data per day. Airtel offers unlimited local and STD calling with this plan along with 100 SMS per day. (more...)