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Google+ is getting a makeover, hoping you'll notice/care Google+ is getting a makeover, hoping you'll notice/care
- November 18, 2015

The Google+ website, iOS and Android app have also been redesigned to be faster and easier to use across different platforms and devices. The original impetus for Google+ was to build a social identity to rival Facebook. After experimenting with a freaky drop-down navigation system, the mobile app finally goes back to the standard "hamburger" button, pulling it more in line with the rest of Google's apps. (more...)
'Mockingjay Part 2' premiere scaled back after Paris attacks 'Mockingjay Part 2' premiere scaled back after Paris attacks
- November 18, 2015

The stars of the final Hunger Games film, a few of which was filmed in France, will no longer do red carpet interviews at the premiere. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for Friday's gun and bomb attacks, which killed more than 120 people and left more than 350 others wounded in a sequence of coordinated assaults throughout the French capital. (more...)
Pandora to Acquire Pieces Rdio Pandora to Acquire Pieces Rdio
- November 18, 2015

The Ticketfly , Sony/ATV and Rdio deals, he said, will all help to make Pandora "the definitive source for music enjoyment and discovery globally". The hope-at least for Rdio fans-would be that Pandora would keep Rdio as-is, including preserving its well-designed interface, which has set it apart from other streaming sites. (more...)
Qualcomm bets big on Snapdragon 820 chipset for 2016 Qualcomm bets big on Snapdragon 820 chipset for 2016
- November 18, 2015

Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 820 is already going to be in more than 60 devices next year, including smartphones, cameras, cars and even drones. The only reliable information we have so far is that the new chip is built with a more efficient 14nm FinFET process, rather than the Snapdragon 810's 20nm process. (more...)
Apple To Close Beats Music Apple To Close Beats Music
- November 18, 2015

Powerhouse video-sharing website YouTube has recently thrown its hat into the ever growing pool of music streaming apps with the launch of YouTube Music. Presently the app has already been released in US however there is now news on when it will be available in India. As seen by reviews and comments from critics, it looks like the Music app is nothing unique right now, even though it is quite late in the business. (more...)
More Fallout 4 Crashes Workarounds Revealed More Fallout 4 Crashes Workarounds Revealed
- November 17, 2015

PC players can bypass many glitch triggers by using console commands to skip past environments that crash the game when loaded. "Not everybody is getting the crash either, lots of people have completed the game but it's still fairly popular and the Reddit megathreads have had this bug as the most common", a dedicated bug post on the Bethesda forums explains. (more...)
Huawei`s new Lithiuim-ion batteries charge up to 50% in 5 minutes Huawei`s new Lithiuim-ion batteries charge up to 50% in 5 minutes
- November 17, 2015

During a technology industry conference in Japan at the weekend Huawei showed off a new battery that can reportedly give users a 50% charge in only five minutes without damaging the battery. Chinese electronics firm Huawei, which produces phones for Google, has created a prototype battery that can be recharged in minutes. The iPhone 6 uses an 1810 mAh battery, which could theoretically be fully charged in under seven minutes using this new technology. (more...)
Despite Deadly Attacks, France To Go Ahead With Climate Change Summit Despite Deadly Attacks, France To Go Ahead With Climate Change Summit
- November 17, 2015

World leaders from 190 countries are expected to gather in Paris on November 30. But he told RTL radio that "a series of demonstrations planned will not take place and it will be reduced to the negotiations... Valls said the safety of demonstrators was paramount, and security forces would have to "concentrate on the essential" - the conference itself. The director of Avaaz and organizer Alice Jay said they would meet on Monday "to discuss ways forward". (more...)
Charlie Hebdo cartoonist creates cartoon in the wake of Paris attacks Charlie Hebdo cartoonist creates cartoon in the wake of Paris attacks
- November 17, 2015

Though it was unclear who was responsible for Friday night's violence, the Islamic State is "clearly the name at the top of everyone's list", said Brian Michael Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to the president of the Washington-based RAND Corporation. (more...)
IAF rescues 22 in flood-hit Tamil Nadu IAF rescues 22 in flood-hit Tamil Nadu
- November 17, 2015

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa is being strongly criticized after she gave a statement saying, "Losses are unavoidable when there is very heavy rainfall". "Apart from conducting rescue operations, these teams will assist local administration of various districts to distribute relief material, food items and medicines to the affected people", he said. (more...)
I'm A Celebrity 2015: Jorgie Porter and George Shelley spark jungle romance I'm A Celebrity 2015: Jorgie Porter and George Shelley spark jungle romance
- November 17, 2015

The next instalment of I'm A Celebrity... They both chose their team members from a large LCD screen - without knowing who they actually were until they'd picked them. But in the final Bad Buoys challenge, the Red Team lost, putting them all in line to face the Bushtucker Trial, to win food for camp. Yvette, 47, who also hails from Manchester, now lives in Sandbach with husband Karl who works on the show with her. (more...)
Android phones can be hijacked in one hack Android phones can be hijacked in one hack
- November 16, 2015

The vulnerability resides in JavaScript v8, Google's open source JavaScript engine. Hackers have discovered a new exploit for the latest Android phones that works on every version of the OS running on the latest version of Chrome, according to Engadget . (more...)
ToysRUs Black Friday 2015 Ad Leaked ToysRUs Black Friday 2015 Ad Leaked
- November 16, 2015

It also adds backwards compatibility , removes support for Kinect gestures for navigation , aside from making tweaks to improve stability and performance. The PS4 Nathan Drake Bundle, for instance, will see a price reduction of up to $90 under the $15 per $50 rebate scheme. PS4 fans can also choose from Zavvi 's deals including the 500GB PS4 with " Fallout 4 " and " Call of Duty: Black Ops III " bundle for £319.99 or the PS4 1TB bundled with the Fallout 4 and Call of Duty: Black ops ... (more...)
Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust condemn Paris terrorist attacks Bromsgrove Muslim Community Trust condemn Paris terrorist attacks
- November 16, 2015

Others died in a reported suicide blast near the Stade de France and gun attacks on city centre restaurants. A statement by chairman Dr Waqar Azmi said: "We are deeply shaken and appalled by the horrifying Paris attacks and our deepest condolences are with the family and friends of the victims, and the French nation". (more...)
Peterson helps Vikings run past Raiders 30-14 Peterson helps Vikings run past Raiders 30-14
- November 16, 2015

He could be in line for a bigger game next week against a porous Lions' secondary. After an interception by Newman, the Vikings moved into the red zone again. Patterson's TD gave Minnesota a 20-14 lead. If they can win those three games, Oakland would be 7-5 heading into the final quarter of the season and would be in solid shape. (more...)
Firefox now available for iOS Firefox now available for iOS
- November 16, 2015

Firefox OS 2.5 is now available for everyone in the world along with its experimental developer preview version app. This latest Mozilla Firefox OS has new features which are the Add-ons, Private Browsing with Tracking Protection and Pin the Web, according to Mozilla Hacks . (more...)
Pluto Shows Its Principal Colours In This Psychedelic Shot Pluto Shows Its Principal Colours In This Psychedelic Shot
- November 16, 2015

Unlike moons in the outer Solar System region, like Enceladus in Saturn, or Europa of Jupiter, Pluto can not be heated by gravitational interactions with a larger planet. "Home run!" said Alan Stern, principal investigator for New Horizons at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. " New Horizons is returning fantastic results already. (more...)
Noah's Ark religious attraction to open in July in Kentucky Noah's Ark religious attraction to open in July in Kentucky
- November 16, 2015

It will include restaurant, theatre and petting zoo. What the finished park will look like. He has expressed support for Ark Encounter's cause, Fox News added. Ham also made headlines past year when he got into a televised debate with Bill Nye the science guy about evolution versus creationism. Tickets go on sale in January. (more...)
Cassini discovers massive ice cloud on Titan's south pole Cassini discovers massive ice cloud on Titan's south pole
- November 15, 2015

Winter comes on Saturn's moon Titan with a big ice cloud captured by NASA's Cassini Spacecraft . The observation marks the first time any spacecraft has ever observed a winter on Titan . At the cold pole, the warm air sinks, nearly like water draining out of a bathtub, in a process known as subsidence. Different gases will condense at different temperatures, resulting in a layering of clouds over a range of altitudes. (more...)
Mass extinction Passes dominance from huge creatures to small fishes Mass extinction Passes dominance from huge creatures to small fishes
- November 15, 2015

A new study of the fossil record indicates that once large vertebrates disappear, evolution can not quickly restore them - for tens of millions of years, most animals remain small. Humans are now doing something unsettlingly similar, says Sallan. Instead, it had more ecological factors coming into play. She said that organisms growing to large sizes before reproduction becomes a "bad strategy in the long term" following an extinction, which allows tiny, fast-reproducing fish, for instance, ... (more...)
MI needs tunnel vision against Indiana MI needs tunnel vision against Indiana
- November 15, 2015

Jake Rudock absolutely went off for the Wolverines, throwing for 440 yards and six touchdown passes while rushing for an additional 64 yards. Jehu Chesson led the way in the passing game with ten catches for 207 yards and four touchdowns, all career marks for him. (more...)
Rex Ryan revels in Jets revenge Rex Ryan revels in Jets revenge
- November 15, 2015

Manuel has thrown for 561 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. Their aggressive style of defense, their smashmouth style of offense, those are philosophies that have been embedded and engrained into the culture of the team since 2009 when Ryan took over. (more...)
Fallout 4 managed to ship 12 million copies day one Fallout 4 managed to ship 12 million copies day one
- November 15, 2015

A huge thanks to our fans that've made this all possible. Although the Fallout 4 director has confirmed that the studio is now planning out the DLC, Howard didn't share specifics as to what may or may not be in the preliminary pipeline. (more...)
Study Proves Birds of A Feather Chooses Love Over Food Study Proves Birds of A Feather Chooses Love Over Food
- November 15, 2015

The results, published in the journal Current Biology , demonstrate the importance of social relationships for wild birds - even when pursuing those relationships appears to be detrimental. "... when birds were going to feeding stations... couldn't access because their mate was there, they learned over time to 'scrounge"' from those feeders by taking advantage of the fact the feeders remained unlocked for two seconds after recognizing a bird's identification tag, said Firth, Interestingly, ... (more...)
O'Reilly Confronts Trump for Touting 'Operation Wetback': 'That Was Brutal' O'Reilly Confronts Trump for Touting 'Operation Wetback': 'That Was Brutal'
- November 15, 2015

O'Reilly then confronted Trump over the legality of his plan. "They don't know. We are going to stop it". A photo of President Dwight Eisenhower pointing at the reader ran at the bottom of the post declaring, "Ike wants you to help Make America Great Again". (more...)