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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles
- May 25, 2018

BMW was the first choice for Apple, but the two giants clashed over the ownership of customer experience and relationship. Control of the data and design was one other major hurdle. Foxconn is the world's largest device assembler, iPhone included. The automaker now plans to remake its T6 vans as electric self-driving shuttles. These Apple cars will have the same frame, wheels, and chassis as the T6, but Apple is replacing many components, including the dashboard and seats. (more...)
Kia Sportage Facelift Unveiled With Mild Hybrid Diesel Engine Kia Sportage Facelift Unveiled With Mild Hybrid Diesel Engine
- May 25, 2018

The updated Kia Sportage has been unveiled with a lightly updated exterior design, and a bevy of new drivetrains. One in three Kias sold in Britain is a Sportage, making it a hugely important vehicle for the brand. The car's design has also been refreshed with the addition of new front and rear bumpers, as well as redesigned front and rear lamps. The crossover gets new alloy wheels, metallic skid plates and chrome sill trims. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered launch trailer is a pretty gloomy affair Dark Souls Remastered launch trailer is a pretty gloomy affair
- May 25, 2018

This is a remaster of the highly popular action RPG Dark Souls , the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls which was first released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011. The Nintendo Switch version is coming sometime this summer. Not only that, this game features some of the best NPCs you'll ever find in a Souls game. (more...)
Sprint reveals LG G7 ThinQ pricing with BOGO deal Sprint reveals LG G7 ThinQ pricing with BOGO deal
- May 25, 2018

Verizon will kick things off Thursday, with Sprint and T-Mobile following suit on Friday, all with different purchase options, of course. It'll cost $ 33 per month on an 18-month Sprint Flex lease, but you get another G7 for free if you have a second line. (more...)
Hands On With New Acer Chromebook Spin 13 & 15 Hands On With New Acer Chromebook Spin 13 & 15
- May 25, 2018

The Chromebook 13 models seem to be poised to compete with the Google Pixelbook directly. But looking at the specs of Acer's new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook 13 Spin, you have to throw all those assumptions out the window. "Both 13" Chromebooks get 13.5" IPS displays with a resolution of 2256x1504, though only the Spin's has touch capability. Also, Acer's BluelightShield technology allows adjusting of the screen's blue-light emission over extended periods of use. (more...)
Acer's Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse Acer's Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop is a Core i9 powerhouse
- May 25, 2018

The 5000 will have dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SLI and Core i7+ 8700K processor wrapped up in a see-through case that's EMI compliant and cooled with Acer's Ice Tunnel 2.0 design. The new Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop to be reckoned with by combining the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processors with overclockable Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070. (more...)
Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018 Acer Swift 5 slims down, gets bigger display for 2018
- May 25, 2018

To be clear, the device on display was not a working model, but Acer says it is the final weight . I barely felt its heft as I held it with one hand. While we weren't able to glean much from our time with the laptop, one thing is for certain: it's going to be that much tougher lugging any other old 15-inch laptop around. (more...)
Facebook two-factor authentication: now it’s taking security seriously Facebook two-factor authentication: now it’s taking security seriously
- May 25, 2018

Not sure what Two-Factor authentication is? In the past year or so, a number of critics have focused on how using a phone number for two factor authentication is a bad security practice being promoted by tech companies since there are widely known and exploited flaws in the Signaling System Seven (SS7). (more...)
One of one: Unique track-day vehicle by Ferrari One-Off One of one: Unique track-day vehicle by Ferrari One-Off
- May 25, 2018

Ferrari claims that a new tailor-made cabin is found inside, but hasn't issued any pictures of the SP38's cockpit. And then there's another class of Ferrarista who can ask Ferrari to make them a special one-off auto. The SP38 takes the 488 GTB as its donor, with the chassis and running gear carried over into a vehicle that's created to be equally at home on the road as on the track. (more...)
Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link App, Blocking Its Release Apple Rejects Valve’s Steam Link App, Blocking Its Release
- May 25, 2018

Although Apple is likely to never admit it, Valve is nearly certainly being viewed as a threat to the coveted 30 percent fee that developers are forced to pay Apple for selling apps. We do know that Apple is working on universal apps for iOS and macOS, but we might not see them this year. Valve's massive Steam gaming platform has been dubbed the "iTunes of video games", and its presence on iOS would create competition for games made natively for iOS. (more...)
Yes, this is a Civic Type R pickup truck Yes, this is a Civic Type R pickup truck
- May 25, 2018

The result is this one-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept which was presented on Thursday during the SMMT Test Day driving event over in the UK. Starting off with a pre-production version of the Type R, the team adapted an entirely new design from the B-Pillar backwards to create the bed of Project P. (more...)
Apple Issues Credit to iPhone Owners Who Missed Battery Discount Apple Issues Credit to iPhone Owners Who Missed Battery Discount
- May 25, 2018

Apple is offering a $50 credit to any customers who paid Apple $79 for a battery replacement in 2017, according to a report from 9to5Mac . Also, the replacement should have been done at an Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider if users want to get the refund. (more...)
Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million for Infringing Patents Samsung Ordered to Pay Apple $539 Million for Infringing Patents
- May 25, 2018

Samsung argued that a penalty of $28 million would be enough, while Apple was after $1.07 billion . In a statement provided toMashable, Apple maintained the case "has always been about more than money". Now Samsung has to pay $ 539 million , an increase of $ 140 million . While the $ 539 million damages are only half of what Apple wanted, it nevertheless marked a big victory for the Cupertino, California-based company. (more...)
Samsung employees spotted wearing Gear smartwatches with Wear OS Samsung employees spotted wearing Gear smartwatches with Wear OS
- May 25, 2018

However, it may be that Wear OS fits the bill for its wearable plans. It may be a bit too early to speculate if and when the new Samsung products will appear on store shelves. We are expecting the new Samsung watch, whatever it may be called, to incorporate some big upgrades which will include hugely improved health and sleep tracking capabilities - of which a blood pressure monitor is the headline attraction. (more...)
YouTube star John YouTube star John "TotalBiscuit" Bain is dead at 33
- May 25, 2018

I'm retiring as a critic to spend whats left of my life sharing my love of gaming with my wife and all of you via co-op videos and streams. Gaming studio Paradox Interactive wrote : "We're incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of TotalBiscuit ". (more...)
HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11 HTC U12 Plus vs HTC U11
- May 25, 2018

The testing website has revealed that HTC U12 + will be arriving with a Super LCD6 display that will support WQHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1440 pixels. It features an internal storage of 128 GB. Based on the specs, the "Plus" in the HTC U12's name seems justified. And, if you look hard enough you might be able to spot the Qualcomm 845 Snapdragon processor that powers this U12+. (more...)
Tiahleigh Palmer's foster father Rick Thorburn jailed for life for 12yo's murder Tiahleigh Palmer's foster father Rick Thorburn jailed for life for 12yo's murder
- May 25, 2018

She thanked police for their tireless work throughout the 11-month investigation into her daughter's murder and said the time had come to get "justice for Tiahleigh". "Every day I am forced to think about and re-live the unimaginable and horrendous end of my daughter's life", Ms Palmer said. "But as her mother, no sentence will ever be enough", she said. (more...)
Tagore belongs to both India and Bangladesh : Hasina Tagore belongs to both India and Bangladesh : Hasina
- May 25, 2018

Sheikh Hasina said Rabindranath observed closely the nature of the riverine rural Bengal and their agro-based society and created extraordinary songs, poems, novels and short stories in those places. "As the chancellor of the university I apologise to the students for this problem", Modi said at the beginning of his convocation address. One such example is Bangladesh Bhavan, he asserted. (more...)
These 'eerie' blue flames just popped up in Hawaii These 'eerie' blue flames just popped up in Hawaii
- May 25, 2018

The lava fountains from fissure 22 feed a single lava channel that enters the water just north of MacKenzie State Park. "It opened up very recently", USGS volcanologist Wendy Stovall said Thursday . The middle portion of the fissure system continues to be the most active. In March 1990, an 80-foot pile of lava buried a church, a store and 100 homes. (more...)
What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained What Does GDPR Mean? When Does It Start? New Privacy Laws Explained
- May 25, 2018

Meanwhile complaints were filed against U.S. tech giants within hours of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect. Users also have a right to have their personal data deleted in certain circumstances. "It's a wonderful testing ground for ideas for privacy legislation", said Allie Bohm, a policy counsel with Public Knowledge. Schrems said, however, that Instagram, a photo-sharing network popular with younger users, and encrypted messaging service WhatsApp - both owned ... (more...)
KKR vs SRH Expected Playing 11 for Qualifier 2 KKR vs SRH Expected Playing 11 for Qualifier 2
- May 25, 2018

Defending just 140, SRH bowler did their best, but Faf du Plessis' attack helped CSK to emerge as winners. More by default than design, Russell now spearheads the KKR pace bowling attack and his deceptions could be handy in reining in the SRH opener. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation and sent it to random contact
- May 25, 2018

Danielle told Kiro 7 she's unsure which device recorded them. Amazon on Thursday described an "unlikely. string of events" that made Alexa send an audio recording of the family to one of their contacts randomly. Most owners of Alexa devices proudly proclaim how the technology is revolutionising their digital lives and helping them switch on lightbulbs with their voices. (more...)
Seahawks React To New NFL National Anthem Policy Seahawks React To New NFL National Anthem Policy
- May 25, 2018

But then the National Football League announced a new policy on Wednesday requiring all players to stand for the anthem and act in a respectful manner if they are on the field, essentially mandating that any protests happen behind closed doors, with teams potentially being fined if players didn't comply. (more...)
2 detained over brawl before Champions League final 2 detained over brawl before Champions League final
- May 25, 2018

Salah now has 44 goals, three short of Rush's mark from the 1983/84 campaign, when Liverpool won the European Cup, First Division and League Cup treble. "And I believe that says it all in terms of where Klopp's vision is going and the position he has the club in at the minute". Real Madrid's last two games in Kiev both in the Champions League ended 2-2 against Dynamo in 2004 (a game in which current coach Zinédine Zidane played) and 2006. (more...)
Morgan Freeman apologises amidst sexual harassment claims Morgan Freeman apologises amidst sexual harassment claims
- May 25, 2018

CNN's Chloe Mellas , one of the reporters who broke the story , recalled being subjected herself to inappropriate behavior from Freeman . Numerous complaints about Freeman in the CNN report describe his conduct at Revelations Entertainment , the production company he co-founded with producer Lori McCreary. (more...)