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The New Gmail Will Be Live For All In July 06/05/2018 The New Gmail Will Be Live For All In July 06/05/2018
- June 07, 2018

From there, gradually all G Suite users will be transitioned to the new Gmail across two phases. And by October 2018, new Gmail will be the law of the land, with no option to opt-out. For personal Gmail accounts, head over to the main Gmail page, find Settings - represented by a Gear icon - and choose "Try the new Gmail" from the drop-down menu if it's available. (more...)
Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode
- June 05, 2018

When you talk to one of your friends via Walkie Talkie , they'll hear a brief beep and feel a slight haptic buzz before they hear your voice. A new Workout type for Yoga has been added, as well as Hiking with elevation tracking. Episodes will be automatically synced, and as they're listened to on other devices, the app will automatically refresh with the latest episode. There's also the addition of third-party apps to the Siri watch face for the first time. (more...)
New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch New Ratings Listing Appears for Fortnite on Nintendo Switch
- June 04, 2018

The leak comes in the form of an image, first circulated on 4chan , that showcased marketing materials for several games for the Switch. We can all dream. Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch according to a recent rating from the Game Content Rating Classification Committee in South Korea. So it's not that surprising to see it pop up now, just weeks ahead of the big Nintendo E3 conference. (more...)
Facebook kills troubled 'trending' topics feature
- June 02, 2018

Facebook, ever eager avoid the liability that comes with being a publisher, said there was no bias.but nonetheless allowed that it "could not fully exclude the possibility of isolated improper actions or unintentional bias in the implementation of our guidelines or policies". (more...)
Parents of Parkland Victims Condemn ‘Active Shooter’ Video Game Parents of Parkland Victims Condemn ‘Active Shooter’ Video Game
- June 01, 2018

In fact, the dev had been previously banned from the platform in Autumn 2017, while operating under a different name. The game, produced by an independent developer, allows players to simulate a school shooting with digital counters tracking the number of victims. (more...)
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL to launch in October this year Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL to launch in October this year
- May 31, 2018

It also seems that Google is imitating most manufacturers by reducing the size of the phones' bezels, which appear noticeably smaller than those found on their predecessors. According to people familiar with the current state of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL development, Google will hedge its bets on screen shape. While the latest iPhones include dual cameras to offer a bokeh effect in photos, Google's phones create this same effect by using a single lens and with special software. (more...)
Microsoft Reveals Xbox Games with Gold Lineup For June 2018 Microsoft Reveals Xbox Games with Gold Lineup For June 2018
- May 31, 2018

The Games with Gold version comes with over $100 worth of free content, including 20 additional gods and more than 50 bonus items such as skins and announcer packs. Not only are there multiple vehicles, players often switch between vehicles mid-race. Smite is free-to-play, but this free bundle will help spice up the experience for anyone who downloads it. (more...)
Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2 Apple releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2
- May 30, 2018

With AirPlay 2 , they should be able to add other brand speakers to their existing Sonos devices. Today Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 and finally bringing AirPlay 2 out of beta . Multi-room support means you can play the same music on multiple HomePods or Apple TVs in different rooms, simultaneously. When a second HomePod is set up in the same room, the user will be asked if they would like to form a stereo pair automatically. (more...)
Pokemon Crossing Platforms Will Make Nintendo Really Go Pokemon Crossing Platforms Will Make Nintendo Really Go
- May 30, 2018

You'll also be able to trade Pokemon with other players, though Masuda did not comment on whether the Let's Go games would be compatible with other Pokemon games (past or future) or Pokemon Bank. Instead of battling wild Pokemon , players can use motion controls to throw PokeBalls at it, complete with a shrinking target ring like in Pokemon Go . (more...)
Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks Moto Z3 Play launch event may be coming in just two weeks
- May 29, 2018

The two devices have been launched in Sao Paulo, Brazil last month, alongside another variant Moto G6 Plus . The leaked images show a front and side look at the upcoming Moto Z3 Play. The Moto G6 Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 427 chipset which is coupled with 2GB of RAM clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. The first generation Moto Z Play was known for its wonderful battery life. (more...)
President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible President Trump Says North Korea Summit Still Possible
- May 25, 2018

Asked Friday if North Korea was playing games ahead of the summit, Trump responded, "Everyone plays games". Mr Trump said from the White House that a " maximum pressure campaign " of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation would continue against North Korea, with which the USA is technically still at war, but he added that it was possible the summit could still take place at some point. (more...)
Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe
- May 25, 2018

It's been almost eight months since accusations of rape, sex assault and harassment first surfaced against the 66-year-old Weinstein. Weinstein, 66, was charged with rape, criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct for cases involving two women. (more...)
Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes Battlefield V Won't Feature Paid DLCs Or Premium Passes
- May 24, 2018

While the event lacked in terms of gameplay footage, we did get a decent amount of information. Before we talk about specifics, check out the reveal trailer for Battlefield 5. A special Deluxe Edition of Battlefield V has also been announced and it, along with the regular version, are now available to pre-order digitally. (more...)
Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown Foreign media head to N.Korea to witness nuclear site shutdown
- May 24, 2018

Trump's newfound hesitation appeared to reflect recent setbacks in efforts to bring about reconciliation between the two Koreas, as well as concern whether the self-proclaimed dealmaker can deliver a nuclear accord with the North's Kim Jong Un. (more...)
SRH vs CSK, IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK, IPL 2018
- May 23, 2018

But du Plessis caressed three fours and a six as seamer Carlos Brathwaite conceded 20 runs in the 18th over. His masterclass floored SRH in Qualifier 1 as CSK snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to reach their seventh IPL final. However, it was Faf du Plessis who held his nerves and won it for CSK with partners changing at the other end. After opting to field, CSK did well to restrict the table-toppers SRH to 139-7. (more...)
PayPal agrees $2.2bn deal for Swedish payments firm iZettle PayPal agrees $2.2bn deal for Swedish payments firm iZettle
- May 18, 2018

The chip-card reader and its app for smartphone-based mobile commerce meet global security standards. iZettle's service is available in 12 countries which includes United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Brazil, among others. (more...)
Stalker 2 Development Confirmed, Launches in 2021 Stalker 2 Development Confirmed, Launches in 2021
- May 16, 2018

A website recently popped up online displaying only an image that says S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 and 2.0.2.1. This was later confirmed thanks to a Facebook post from Sergiy Grygorovych , CEO of GSC Games World, the development house responsible for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (more...)
Mercedes-AMG GT lineup adds S Roadster variant Mercedes-AMG GT lineup adds S Roadster variant
- May 15, 2018

As with other models, power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, in this case making 384kW of power and 670Nm of torque - as per the equivalent GT S coupe - with maximum torque available between 1900 and 5000rpm. AMG says they share performance times despite this. First deliveries of the GT S are due in July this year, and although Mercedes is yet to confirm prices, the current AMG GT pricing structure suggests customers should expect to pay around £124,700. (more...)
Mother's Day 2018: Gift Ideas, What Presents Most People Spend On Mother's Day 2018: Gift Ideas, What Presents Most People Spend On
- May 13, 2018

I'll laugh, insisting my mother was in hysterics when she told me that story. It has been a learning experience. I think of fancy hotel brunches with mouth watering feasts, or gifts from dad of sparkling diamonds laying on a bed of deep blue velvet. (more...)
Instagram may let you add music to your Stories soon Instagram may let you add music to your Stories soon
- May 09, 2018

The other feature called music stickers shows up in the stickers section in Instagram Stories. In the coming weeks, Instagram will also bring video chat to its platform and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together. (more...)
Lava spews from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano Lava spews from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano
- May 05, 2018

You could just smell sulfur and burning trees and underbrush and stuff. Since Monday, hundreds of earthquakes - majority around 2.0 magnitude - have been recorded in the area. The government issued a state of emergency and called in the Hawaii National Guard to help with the evacuations. Areas downslope of the erupting vents were at risk of being covered by lava . (more...)
Tom Dumoulin wins Stage 1 time trial taking the pink jersey Tom Dumoulin wins Stage 1 time trial taking the pink jersey
- May 05, 2018

However, Froome is fine after the crash and is expected to participate in Friday afternoon's time trial, a Team Sky representative confirmed to ESPN. "The negotiations with Team Sky took place before the Giro presentation so, within a correct relationship, I would have expected to be informed - so I really didn't like this", said Vengi. (more...)
Windy, warm Tuesday in Oklahoma, severe weather possible Windy, warm Tuesday in Oklahoma, severe weather possible
- May 02, 2018

Tuesday Afternoon: High temps today will reach the mid to upper 80's. North northwest wind around 7 miles per hour. Our rain/storm chances really kick up heading into tomorrow evening/night, with an enhanced risk for severe weather now in place for the northern parts of the Big Country. (more...)
Head of WhatsApp to Leave Company Head of WhatsApp to Leave Company
- May 01, 2018

Koum has always been an advocate of privacy, writing in 2014 about his experience growing up in the USSR when he feared communications would be monitored by the KGB which drove him to create the privacy policy that Whatsapp has today. Facebook has yet commented on the departure of Koum aside from this tweet . In a post on Facebook, he said he was "taking some time off to do things I enjoy outside of technology". (more...)
Apple's Earnings: iPhone Numbers Just Keep Coming Down
- May 01, 2018

It is estimated that third quarter unit sales will go down by up to 5 percent year-over-year. What's your opinion on Apple ditching the 3D touch feature on the next generation iPhone? With any luck, Apple will be able to increase its profit margin on the iPhone X , so even if sales don't pick up, investors will be happy. (more...)
Apple working on wireless AR/VR headset… Apple working on wireless AR/VR headset…
- April 28, 2018

Up until now, we've only heard whispers of what Apple's AR/VR headset might be like. Well, the only idea from the rumors sounding very realistic here is running the headset as standalone using a wireless connection to a dedicated box. The source claims that the T288 is still in the early stages of development. The Pimax 8K VR headset that made a big splash on Kickstarter last year, raising millions, will have 8K input but only 4K per eye when it will be released later this year. (more...)
Amazon's Fiscal Discipline Pays Off as It More Than Doubles Profit Amazon's Fiscal Discipline Pays Off as It More Than Doubles Profit
- April 27, 2018

Gross margin was almost 40 per cent in the first quarter compared with consistent margins in the 30 per cent range for several years. Ellie Mae reported Thursday that it had first-quarter earnings of $2.2 million (6 cents per share). Amazon and Bezos still have to get through what may become one of their most challenging years yet, which is saying something for a company known for setting - and meeting - lofty goal. (more...)
Verizon, AT&T under investigation Verizon, AT&T under investigation
- April 22, 2018

As noted by the NYT , AT&T , Verizon and the GSMA declined to comment on the topic. The probe centers on whether Verizon and AT&T sought to establish standards that would allow carriers to lock devices to their networks even if they had embedded eSIM technology - and whether they unfairly sought to maintain their market positions, hurt consumers or competition or curb wireless innovation. (more...)
God Of War the Stranger - Walkthrough part 2 God Of War the Stranger - Walkthrough part 2
- April 22, 2018

However, small wordless actions, including failed attempts to console Atreus and bit back anger, talk more about Kratos' character and make him more relatable. Other areas may have been evolved, but the combat remains just as eye-wateringly brutal. Kratos is both a father figure to Atreus and a teacher. The skills you can unlock give further depth to each combat option, and each time you unlock something, you should really take the time to learn how to use the skills naturally and eventually ... (more...)
Amazon Australia unveils new Echo product Amazon Australia unveils new Echo product
- April 20, 2018

Alexa Skill Blueprints are simple templates that anyone can access from Amazon's new site and use to create their own customized Alexa experiences by filling in the blanks. " Alexa Skill Blueprints is an entirely new way for you to teach Alexa personalized skills just for you and your family", said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. (more...)
Albemarle County, Charlottesville Students Plan Walk-Out to Protest Gun Violence Albemarle County, Charlottesville Students Plan Walk-Out to Protest Gun Violence
- April 20, 2018

In an event later Friday, students and educators will walk out in a citywide movement against gun violence and demand that political leaders invest in resources for students. "Student responses have ranged from opposing protests to complete support", said Coleman and Adams. ABC Action News reached out to school districts across the Bay area about the planned events. (more...)
Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs
- April 20, 2018

Don't worry. No bones were involved. The Penguins now hold a 2-1 advantage in the series and will look to widen their lead Wednesday night in Game 4 at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers pulled out all their good-luck charms. Flyers fans heard the usual stirring rendition of "God Bless America", live by Lauren Hart and on video by the late Kate Smith. (more...)
Pilot of Southwest Flight with Blown Engine Was Navy Fighter Pilot Pilot of Southwest Flight with Blown Engine Was Navy Fighter Pilot
- April 20, 2018

Chairman Robert Sumwalt told reporters that the fan blade had a second fracture about halfway along its length. Canada's Transport Safety Board has only three investigation reports involving Boeing 737-700 jets. The last USA airline fatality occurred on February 12, 2009, when Colgan Air Flight 3407 experienced an aerodynamic stall that was attributed by the NTSB to the captain's inappropriate response to the activation of the stick shaker. (more...)
Gabrielle Union hints at playoff reward for Dwyane Wade
- April 18, 2018

The Sixers had their 17-game winning streak snapped. If Hart really caused Wade's big game, the Heat should offer him a courtside seat in Game 3 on Thursday night. Embiid, of course, has been treated with caution by the franchise after dealing with multiple injuries at the start of his career. "The Process" averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games in the regular season and is key to their hopes of securing a deep playoff run. (more...)
Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too Facebook knows about users from third party apps and websites too
- April 17, 2018

In this instance, there are also issues considering the fact that, since you are not with the service, you technically never had the option to decline. If they do, we'll show them ads from the same advertisers that are targeting them on Facebook . Facebook is now under scrutiny for whether they sell users' data on to third parties. (more...)
Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails Gmail redesign could feature self-destructing emails
- April 15, 2018

You'll know this if you've ever tried to say something to your smart speaker while someone else is talking at the same time. Google has just launched a new service called Talk to Books and it leverages machine learning. Google has kept in mind all of its users and developed the Confidential Mode in a backward compatible way, which means that users of the earlier version of Gmail will also be able to receive the messages in Confidential Mode via a link. (more...)
Brexit: Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1000 contract jobs Brexit: Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1000 contract jobs
- April 14, 2018

The luxury carmaker said the "review" of its production schedules is being undertaken to ensure market demand is balanced globally and that it will lay out its 2018-19 production plans to the workforce on Monday. The automaker saw a 26% drop in sales in the United Kingdom in the first three months of 2018 while sales in Germany fell 32%. JLR said in January that it would cut production numbers at its Halewood plant due to slowing new auto sales, which a company spokesman linked to "concern ... (more...)
Russia urges full access to evidence in spy case Russia urges full access to evidence in spy case
- April 13, 2018

It noted that there was an "almost complete absence of impurities" in the toxic chemical . The head of the organization noted that the investigation of the OPCW specialists is carried out regardless of the position of any country. Petersburg, while the British Council had to shut down its operations in Russian Federation. "At the same time, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to assure us that Sergei and Yulia Skripal are receiving high-quality medical care, again without ... (more...)
Apple working on curved iPhone screens, touchless gesture control, sources say Apple working on curved iPhone screens, touchless gesture control, sources say
- April 08, 2018

Tim Cook & Co. are also allegedly designing a control feature that would let users perform certain tasks by simply hovering their finger over the screen. If you can recall, Samsung launched Air View for Galaxy devices that allows users to a take peek at the content in apps and do other things. Samsung has been toying with curved screen technology for a while now and it seems as if Apple is about to get onto the bandwagon too. (more...)
Apple hires former Google AI chief John Giannandrea
- April 05, 2018

As per reports , Giannandrea will be the leader in machine learning and AI strategy at Apple . " Our technology must be infused with the values we all hold dear ", Cook was quoted as saying. In a change that led to the departure of Windows chief Terry Myerson, last week Microsoft announced plans to focus more on its cloud and AI services. (more...)
Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures Apple's making curved iPhone screens that support air gestures
- April 05, 2018

As for what touchless gestures are, the feature would let users perform tasks by moving their fingers without having to actually tap the screen. Apple is also working on new screen technology, known as MicroLED , but that's at least three to five years away, Bloomberg News reported last month. (more...)
Moto G6 Shows Up at Fry's With $250 Price, May Launch Moto G6 Shows Up at Fry's With $250 Price, May Launch
- April 04, 2018

As of now, we have price details of Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus . The front-facing camera is a 16MP sensor with a front-facing LED flash. As before, you can see the " motorola " branding at the bottom of the front of the phone, whereas the G5 family had " moto " branding at the top of the front. (more...)
Google URL Shortener Is Shutting Down: What You Must Do Google URL Shortener Is Shutting Down: What You Must Do
- April 02, 2018

Google has suggested developers to use Firebase Dynamic Links which allows single links to lead to different destinations depending on the type of device they're accessed from. After this period, all links will continue to redirect. "We're excited to grow and improve the product going forward". Additionally, development projects that have not used the URL Shortener APIs before May 30, 2018, will not be able to create short links with the service. (more...)
Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League
- April 01, 2018

But my focus is to manage Tottenham and win games with Tottenham . He has never beaten the Blues at their own ground as Spurs manager and admits three points would be a big result. The Frenchman has an unreal capacity to win the ball back from the opposition before launching his side into an attack, Kante is one of the best players in his position in the world. (more...)
Facebook to delay smart speaker over privacy concerns Facebook to delay smart speaker over privacy concerns
- March 30, 2018

The moves are part of broader changes Facebook is planning to bolster privacy, said Rob Sherman, Facebook's deputy privacy officer. Owner of Mactech Solutions in Wichita Falls Terry McAdams helps people change their privacy settings frequently. (more...)
Rare kills death tax in Sea of Thieves Rare kills death tax in Sea of Thieves
- March 28, 2018

Rare Software has shelved its previously stated plan to introduce a Death Cost , which would have taken away some of players' hard-earned gold every time their characters died. That started with last week's release of Sea of Thieves , but due to a new problem that has popped up, the game isn't now playable for Game Pass members. (more...)
2 killed in possible assassination attempt on Egyptian security official 2 killed in possible assassination attempt on Egyptian security official
- March 25, 2018

The incident took place in Alexandria, close to the city's corniche, a waterfront promenade, and near hotels and military-owned buildings. The official survived, but one of his lead bodyguards died. Attacks in recent years were claimed by Islamic State in a targeted campaign against security forces and civilians. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion. (more...)
Google Plans Massive Investment to Fight Fake News Google Plans Massive Investment to Fight Fake News
- March 21, 2018

Google is launching a new initiative to make it easier for users to subscribe to their favorite news sites, without leaving the service, or engaging in a lengthy sign-up process. Google says it's committing $10 million through Google.org on a global media literacy initiative, which will include partnering with the fun, harmless YouTube stars like John Green that that, you know, the teens love. (more...)
Fortnite removed friendly fire as an experiment in combating player toxicity Fortnite removed friendly fire as an experiment in combating player toxicity
- March 21, 2018

That's especially true since it's making its way to mobile , where gamers generally expect games to be free and to spend money on them only when they feel it's worthwhile. In addition, it entered the top 10 of main applications in 58 countries. The countdown to shrink time begins as soon as the match starts. Another idea was also suggested by Epic Games that should interest players even after the latest limited time game mode is gone. (more...)
Audi to launch Tesla rivalling e-tron GT Audi to launch Tesla rivalling e-tron GT
- March 17, 2018

We've all seen the performance potential of electric vehicles, with cars like the Tesla Model S breaking 0-60 miles per hour records, so something fast, sleek and entirely electric from Audi is very enticing. One of the 20 electrified models introduced by 2025 will be an E-Tron GT version that will be produced alongside the E-Tron crossover we've seen up to now. (more...)