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Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California

According to The Wall Street Journal , Apple's permit covers three 2015 Lexus SUVs and six different drivers who must sit behind the wheel to monitor the driving and takeover when needed. Lately, California is crawling with self-driving cars. But ...

Samsung Electronics expects Q1 profits to jump

A refreshed focus on the Galaxy S7 was able to able to bring in some additional revenue for Samsung when we saw the company releasing additional color variants throughout the year. Analysts are expecting Samsung's second quarter results to be even ...

Facebook's AI assistant will now offer suggestions inside Messenger

Rather, you simply start having a conversation with someone and M will begin suggesting actions you may wanna perform like sending a response or emoji. Where is Facebook M available? Facebook has officially announced a new foray into the world...

Amazon scores National Football League deal to stream Thursday night games

Amazon is getting into the pro football streaming business. The Amazon-NFL arrangement is anything but flawless for cord-cutters. The online shopping hub will begin streaming NFL Thursday Night games this season, replacing Twitter , who previou...

Facebook, Mozilla Launch Fund to Fight Fake News (FB, GOOG)

The Initiative will be run as an independent project by CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism and housed therein. Campbell Brown, the recently appointed head of news partnerships for Facebook, said in a statement the News Integrity initiativ...

The Surprising Reason a Men's-Only "Penis Seat" Was Installed on This Subway

Some Mexico City commuters are having an uncomfortable experience after a seat containing a moulded penis was installed in one of the city's metro cars as part of an awareness campaign to combat sexual harassment and violence. In another video, mal...

Mafia III Free Playable Demo Available Now

True Achievements shows that there's 10 new Trophies/Achievements included with Faster , Baby! Well, the 1960s-set open world game is coming back in a big way today, with new storyline DLC and a free demo. New Bordeaux expands with the addition...

India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage

While the flag pole is 360-feet tall, its concrete base is 30-feet x 30-feet in length and breadth. Don't you want to know the price? The entire project cost was around Rs 4 Crore and was completed by the Amritsar Improvement Trust. Meanwhile, Pa...

Sony congratulates Nintendo on Zelda review scores

If you want to make sure which way you're heading, you can look through Link's scope and any waypoints you've placed will illuminate. That comes from TIME's Matt Peckham , who gave the game a 5/5 rating. Nintendo's latest release is a certif...

Amazon admits that a typo took the internet down this week

The failure of a critical section of Amazon Web Services (AWS) called S3 (Simple Storage Solution) on Tuesday, led to sites such as Business Insider and Medium failing, while some people found they could not turn on their internet-connected lightbulb...

Twitter goes on the offense against online trolls

The new features include the ability to mute Twitter users with the default avatar (aka the unhatched egg) and the option to mute specific words or usernames from your timeline. If you report something to the site, you will now receive a no...

Cloud-based internet outage causing surfing problems Tuesday

A huge number of online services are down after a major outage affecting Amazon Web Services, the unofficial backbone of most of the internet, occurred on Tuesday. If the Internet is more frustrating than usual today, there's a reason: Amazon ...

New Google tech shows how you really look inside a VR headset

For those unable to "just try it first to see if you like it", mixed reality video can be immensely helpful in showing off virtual reality experiences to those without a fancy VR headset. The way the technology works is by creating a 3D dynamic mod...

Microsoft launches Skype Lite Android app for India and other emerging markets

The Skype Lite app will be available to download from Google Play Store . Microsoft also introduced this feature on the Skype app . The first announcement, " Skype Lite ", is a variation of the Skype app for low-speed smartphone interne...

'Dragon Quest Heroes II' Explorer's Edition offers arsenal of extra weapons

Special "Healix the Hero" recipe for Dragon Quest Builders - this in-game content will allow Dragon Quest Builders players to build a statue of one of the franchise favorite characters, Healix from Dragon Quest Heroes II . Omega Force has also ...

The Tesla Model 3 is "On Track" to Start Production in July

The carmaker built 24,882 vehicles in the quarter, down 1% sequentially and and up 77% year over year compared with the year-ago quarter. Moving toward technical analysis, the current ratio, or the liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 1.30.

Samsung boss arrested in South Korea's explosive corruption scandal

Like Lee, Park's confidante Choi was previously arrested and is awaiting trial, as is Samsung Electronics President Park Sang-jin. In January , the court rejected the prosecution's request for an arrest warrant for Lee. This announcement marks the...

Sprint Launches Best Unlimited HD Plan Ever

Cellular plans take a big bite out of monthly budgets, especially for families with multiple smartphones. But, AT&T doesn't seem as interested in playing the one-upsmanship game. Unlike Verizon, corporate discounts may be applied. It's worth no...

Mitsubishi Is Resurrecting Eclipse Name For Entirely Different Vehicle

The vehicle goes on sale in the second half of this year and will be on display at the Geneva motor show next month. Once released to the market, the Eclipse Cross will sit in between the Outlander Sport crossover and the larger Outlander SUV.

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) Under Analyst Spotlight

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (brk.a) holding company reported in a quarterly filing Tuesday it now holds about 166.64 million shares of the satellite radio provider (siri). The new, larger stake makes Berkshire one of Apple's 10 biggest investor...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Fire Test Successfully Done At Historic KSC Pad 39A

The California-based aerospace manufacturer is preparing for a liftoff scheduled for February 18, from the LC-39A, a part of NASA's Kennedy Space Center located in Florida. The hot fire test generated a huge plume of smoke exhausting out the north si...

US, Canada to form task force for working women

The day began with a very firm handshake, but one that (unlike Trump's clutching of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe) did eventually end. Trudeau will then meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More than $2...

Keith won't mind my steamy scenes on 'Big Little Lies': Kidman

The twosome walked arm-in-arm on the grey carpet before heading inside to watch the screening. Unfortunately, Kidman forgot to thank her dad while she really thanked her mother profusely. "I had such a crush on him and he wasn't interested", Kidman...

Verizon quietly debuts its first watch 'Wear24' running Android Wear 2.0

The pair, as well as Verizon's Wear24 offering, will join Android Wear watches from the likes of Casio, Tag Heuer, New Balance and (likely) ZTE during 2017. Check out the video at the top of the page for an in-depth preview of Android Wear 2 .0....

New Orleans under tornado watch, parts of New Orleans East damaged

A second tornado was reported in near the town of Donaldsonville and another in the town of Killian, according to Danielle Manning, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. At least seven homes were damaged in Livingston Parish northwest ...

The Head Of Amazon's Fire TV Unit Is Leaving For Apple

Twerdahl, who worked for Amazon since 2013, now reports to Apple VP Greg Joswiak . The last hardware update for this device was released back in 2015 and its sales just kept on decreasing year-over-year from the 2015 holiday quarter to the 2016 ...

Google recalls staff overseas as Trump's Muslim ban takes effect

District Court for the Eastern District of NY, temporarily stalls President Trump's plan to block visitors - including visa and green card holders - from Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Sudan and Libya for 90 days. It is the U.S. equivalent of...

You can now wake Amazon's Alexa with 'Computer'

According to The Verge however, this update has been slowly rolling out since last week, but only a few people have noticed it. Whether you're a Trekkie or not, if you don't want to call your Echo device 'Alexa, ' now you have an another choic...

Samsung to finally reveal cause of Note 7 explosions this Sunday

Investors say Samsung must give a convincing explanation for the fires before the launch of its Galaxy S8 smartphones, expected sometime in the first half. Samsung has since come up with a multi-step testing process for future products, the Journ...

Netflix at all-time high into earnings

During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.10 EPS. On average, 37 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.14 per share for the quarter. The legal version of this report can be accessed at https://www.co...

Tensions rise between Italy and Germany over FCA dieselgate scandal

The European Commission last week called on Italy to provide evidence against Germany's claims that Fiat Chrysler utilized illegal exhaust emissions defeat devices, increasing pressure on the group amidst accusations against it in the U.S. Italy's tr...

YouTube Introduces Super Chat, Phases Out Fan Funding

The idea is to connect content creators and fans during live stream events broadcast on the platform, during which viewers can interact with YouTubers by asking questions or leaving comments via a chat function. To get the Super Chat with the dollar ...

Ninth Circuit Revives Consumers' Action Against Apple

Bloomberg reported that a complaint, originally filed in 2011, accuses the company of violating the USA antitrust law. The decision has revived the case, filed in 2011, which the tech company violated the U.S. Courts initially sided with Apple's ...

Super Retro Boy is nearly the 'Game Boy Classic' of your dreams

The design is faithful to the original Game Boys, which means there is no way for players to plug it in to a larger screen. Another retro-style console was launched by Retro-Bit, and it is called the Super Retro Boy . Other than that, owners will ...

Killed, at Least a Dozen Wounded In Jerusalem Truck Attack, Offic..

Four people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in West Jerusalem today when a truck ran over a group of Israeli soldiers, authorities said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says they know who he was and he's likely a supporter of Islamic ...

Apple's App Store generated $20 billion for developers in 2016

Investors pay close attention to the performance of the App Store , as Apple now emphasizes its role as a services company. IBD'S TAKE: Netflix and Broadcom, and nontechs such as Goldman Sachs, Freeport McMoRan, Burlington Stores and Martin Mari...

Samsung's first gaming laptops are gorgeous and upgradable

The South Korean giant Samsung has made its first attempt to enter the gaming PC market with its newly launched Odyssey 15 laptop. The 15-inch model has a battery consumption of 43 watts per hour while the bigger one has can expend around 93 watts pe...

Razer's Project Valerie Laptop Includes 3 4K Displays

Razer, known for its gaming laptops and accessories, today unveiled its latest product, the world's first triple display laptop. Project Valerie's profile when closed is more like an art treasury that you'd park on a coffee table. Obviously powerin...

Father Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Blaming FaceTime for His Daughter's Death

The lawsuit obtained by California television KTLA claims police found FaceTime running on the iPhone of the driver who struck the vehicle the Modisette family was travelling in at a speed of 65 miles per hour. "Plaintiffs allege that even though App...

Chrysler Unveils Portal Concept Minivan

According to The Verge , FCA describes the Portal as " next generation family transportation designed by millennials for millennials". The steering wheel is created to fold and stow away inside the instrument panel when parked, a feature that...

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Nest's New Camera Can Tell the Difference Between Intruders and Your Kids

Nest has announced the new Cam IQ indoor security camera that brings a bunch of new features to the table when compared to its predecessor. The Nest Cam IQ also featur...

90 dead by Afghan bomb

Buildings hundreds of metres away from the explosion were damaged with windows and doors blown off their hinges. The Associated Press reports , "The Afghan interior ministry s...

Donald Trump: Israeli-Palestinian peace deal could spread throughout region

Abbas said the Palestinians "are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel". I can tell you also that he is reaching for peace. When ...

Graco Recalls Car Seats Over Webbing Safety Concerns

The company's My Ride 65 convertible vehicle seats failed a crash test run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . The model impacted is the Graco My Ride 65 co...

Telegram Messenger gets bot payments and video messages

Users can order products or services from bots that are offeredon Telegram with the new update. You can choose to send the message right after you're done recording, or you can r...

Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call

A large cyberattack crippled computer systems at. The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center, a nonprofit group providing support in computer attacks, said 2,...

Cyber security experts warn public to update software following ransomware attack

So far there has been no progress reported in efforts to determine who launched the plot. "When you go into work tomorrow to make sure your systems have been updated", he added...

Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs

Europol Director Rob Wainwright told ITV's Peston on Sunday programme that what was unique about the attack was that the ransomware was used in combination with "a worm function...

Rumour: "New iPad Pro 10.5" coming next month

A new rumor is making the rounds that suggests that Apple will be launching an new iPad Pro tablet in June at its annual WWDC reports BGR . The device may also debut Apple's s...

Google wants to fix Android's update problem (no, really!) with Project Treble

Project Treble is essentially a vendor interface that will lie between the Android OS framework and the individual manufacturer's software. It eliminates one step from the drill...

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Harman Kardon Invoke is Cortana's poor cousin to the Echo

Harman Kardon Invoke is Cortana's poor cousin to the Echo

Thanks to its cylindrical design, the Invoke provides 360 degree sound with "premium audio". Like those speakers, Invoke will let people use their voices to cue it to play mu...

New Android malware found every 10 seconds, report says

The research company released a report at the end of last month that detailed their findings for the first quarter of 2017. If a given device is running an older version of An...

Mario and Rabbids will unite in autumn Switch release

Mario and Rabbids will unite in autumn Switch release

Recently, Nintendo has added a smart steering and auto-accelerate features in the game for Nintendo Switch players. We've noticed connectivity issues ourselves. Following the suc...

Sensex soars to close above 30000, Nifty at lifetime high

The BSE Sensex, which opened at 30,142.14 points, was trading at 30,025.75 points (at 9.30 a.m.) in the early session, lower 100.46 points or 0.33 per cent from the previous day's ...

Verizon's New Update Enables Bixby Vision On Galaxy S8

Verizon's New Update Enables Bixby Vision On Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 series owners have begun to receive the new OTA (Over-The-Air) update , which brings the Bixby Voice feature . The company will introduce a new phablet later ...