Technology


Snap added fewer users and made less money than Wall Street expected Snap added fewer users and made less money than Wall Street expected
- August 12, 2017

The announcement sent shares of Snap 16% lower during after-hours trading in NY. In May, Snap reported disappointing earnings , its first as a public company. Snapchat users under age 25 spend more than 40 minutes per day on the app, while those over 25 spend more than 20 minutes a day on the app. "We'd have to add more than 10 million daily active users in the rest of world for every 1 million daily active users in the USA and Canada in order to make the same amount of money", ... (more...)
Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft laptops, tablets Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft laptops, tablets
- August 11, 2017

As such, this is the first year that Consumer Reports has had enough data to estimate predicted reliability for its laptops. They include the Microsoft Surface laptop (both the 128 GB and 256 GB models) and the Microsoft Surface Book (128 GB and 512 GB models). (more...)
Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator
- August 09, 2017

The Lane Thomas Foundation shared a photo of the memorial online, saying it was created to honor their loving boy Lane. The toddler had just stepped into the water at the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort when the alligator grabbed him, to the horror of his family. (more...)
Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub
- August 02, 2017

A big selling point for this plan is that fact that customers can upgrade to the latest Surface model after an 18-month period. The plan is based on Microsoft's older Surface Membership program ., whose members will be grandfathered into the new version. (more...)
Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves? Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves?
- August 01, 2017

It has renewed the series for a second season . Online searches about suicide and suicidal methods soared in the weeks following the release of controversial Netflix drama " 13 Reasons Why ", about a teenage girl who killed herself, U.S. (more...)
Kashmir: Burqa-clad gunmen loot 5 lakh from bank in Arwani Kashmir: Burqa-clad gunmen loot 5 lakh from bank in Arwani
- August 01, 2017

A police official said bank officials claim ₹5 lakh were looted. Anantnag police has registered a case and investigation was set into motion. The official said during the initial investigation conducted by the police with the help of CCTV footage, it has been found that HM militants were involved in the bank robbery. (more...)
Apple pulls VPNs from Chinese App Store Apple pulls VPNs from Chinese App Store
- July 31, 2017

One firm, ExpressVPN , published a blog containing a letter allegedly from Apple which explained that the software had been removed from the store on the basis it included content that is illegal on the mainland. This announcement led to huge criticism by VPN providers as they say that this removal is because Apple was unable to handle pressure from Beijing cyber regulators. (more...)
Rays get lefty slugger Lucas Duda in trade with Mets Rays get lefty slugger Lucas Duda in trade with Mets
- July 29, 2017

Duda, 31, is hitting.246 with 17 home runs and 37 RBIs this season. Several teams recently inquired about trades for Smith, but the 23-year-old now lands in NY. But, they are more critical of Dom Smith, who is expected to be called up to replace Duda "soon", according to a Mets source . Addison Reed , Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera are all reportedly available to be traded . (more...)
'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' (ALL) Season Pass & Pre-order Details 'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' (ALL) Season Pass & Pre-order Details
- July 28, 2017

If your pre-order The New Colossus, Episode Zero will be included in your pack, but it seems the The Freedom Chronicles season pass is sold separately. The latest trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus fleshes out a scene briefly shown at the E3, where a Nazi walks into a bar and orders a strawberry milkshake. (more...)
Brics Summit: NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi Brics Summit: NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi
- July 28, 2017

Yang separately exchanged views with the three senior representatives on bilateral relations, worldwide and regional issues and multilateral affairs, and set forth China's position on bilateral issues and major problems, the report said, without giving further details. (more...)
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users
- July 27, 2017

According to the company, WhatsApp now services over 1.3 billion active monthly users and its servers see 55 billion messages sent every day in 60 languages. WhatsApp rolled out the Snapchat like status feature a few months ago and even added a status tab only next to the home tab. Based on the stellar growth of WhatsApp, he got a bargain. (more...)
Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter
- July 26, 2017

Those companies declined or did not respond to Reuters seeking additional comment. In a recent interview with Reuters , iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said his company may sell maps of users' homes to third-party companies working on smart home devices . (more...)
Microsoft Paint is dead; long live Microsoft Paint Microsoft Paint is dead; long live Microsoft Paint
- July 26, 2017

Such a move seems logical though given that Microsoft has already introduced the Paint 3D app early this year and is created to come across as a more modern replacement of the Paint . It is in fact going to be available for free on the Windows Store. But Saunders is still pushing Paint 3D that would come with Windows 10 Creators Update . (more...)
Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die
- July 26, 2017

His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard , had wanted to keep him on life support and transport him to the United States in order to try an experimental treatment . "Charlie is a child who requires highly specialised treatment". The couple cried at London's High Court on Monday as their lawyer said time had run out for 11-month-old Charlie. (more...)
Malayalam Actress Assault: Kerala High Court Rejects Actor Dileep's Bail Plea Malayalam Actress Assault: Kerala High Court Rejects Actor Dileep's Bail Plea
- July 25, 2017

The local body president GD Shiju in his complaint has said that the actor encroached 20 cents of land on the banks of Periyar river in the panchayat and got it registered in the name of his then wife Manju Warrier in 2005. During the same time period, Rs 1lakh was deposited in Suni's account by an unnamed person. Dileep was not an even accused in the final report submitted in April. (more...)