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Burger King's new TV ad deliberately activates Google Home and Assistant Burger King's new TV ad deliberately activates Google Home and Assistant
- April 13, 2017

So the employee says at the end, "OK, Google, what is the Whopper burger?" For their part, Google has confirmed that they had nothing to do with this commercial, and declined any further comment to the New York Times. On Wednesday, pranksters amended the Whopper's list of ingredients to include "100 percent rat", "toenail clippings" and less publishable foodstuff. While a normal human being can still ask their Google Home about the burger, the audio from the ad itself no longer triggers ... (more...)
Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace Malala named youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace
- April 13, 2017

Malala Yousafzai , the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. "What I realized is if you remain silent, you are still going to be targeted by these people", she said. The fund promotes 12 years of free, safe and quality education for girls worldwide. (more...)
Microsoft buys software startup Deis to boost Azure cloud Microsoft buys software startup Deis to boost Azure cloud
- April 12, 2017

And San Francisco-based Deis says it can make it easier for companies to use Kubernetes for their own purposes. Microsoft is buying Deis, a small company that specializes in containers, a modern way to develop and deploy software. The same Synergy research estimates the quarterly public cloud infrastructure service revenues now touches $7 billion per quarter and will likely grow by 50 percent per year over the coming years. (more...)
Overwatch's Insurrection Event Leaks, Reveals New Skins, PvE Mode & More
- April 12, 2017

Widowmaker's new spray, which will be added to Overwatch tomorrow, shows a newlywed Widowmaker, aka Amelie Lacroix, posing for a photo with her husband, Gerard, on their wedding day. Blizzard has previously promised more lore in-game, and they have released an event focused on it: Uprising. Finally, there is a Widowmaker skin that showcases her before her skin was turned purple and is dubbed the Femme Fatale outfit. (more...)
Full Pink Moon, Lyrids Meteors, Jupiter, Saturn Shine In April Full Pink Moon, Lyrids Meteors, Jupiter, Saturn Shine In April
- April 11, 2017

The fullest the moon will be is at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, but it will appear full enough in Palm Beach County when it rises due east at 8:15 p.m., making for a bloated, bright sight as it breaches the horizon. "[These names] were used by early Colonial Americans-who learned the names from the local Native Americans; time was not recorded by using the months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar", The Old Farmer's Almanac said . (more...)
Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris Hemsworth Marvel Studios' THOR: RAGNAROK, Starring Chris Hemsworth
- April 11, 2017

Tessa Thompson, who will doubtless wreck face as The Valkyrie. And she blasts Chris Hemsworth's Thor to the planet of Sakaar, which was first introduced in the Planet Hulk comic books from Marvel. We can't say the same for Hulk. Mark Ruffalo will also return as his Bruce Banner/Hulk, and their adventure together will likely lead them back to Earth just in time for next year's Avengers: Infinity War . (more...)
Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change Trump boosts coal as China takes the lead on climate change
- April 09, 2017

The Obama-era law would have required states, by 2030, to collectively cut carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels. Peabody didn't respond to a request for comment this morning. "Paris is dead", Reavey said, conceding that supporting Paris won't stop environmentalists from trying to ban coal use. (more...)
Ford designs baby crib that mimics soothing car ride Ford designs baby crib that mimics soothing car ride
- April 09, 2017

Plop the kid in a auto seat, cruise around the block a few times and with any luck, they'll be fast asleep when you pull back into the driveway. The Max Motor Dreams looks like a designer bassinet from the outside, except with a large FORD logo. (more...)
Westbrook clinches triple-double average for season
- April 09, 2017

He also insisted that the triple-double record wasn't on his mind late in the blowout loss. 'My main goal since I got here, especially this season, is to win a championship, ' Westbrook said . "Very", Ulis said. "You know, that's part of history, you don't want to be on the opposite end of history when that happens". The Thunder face the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, and play its regular season finale against the Nuggets again on Wednesday. (more...)
Trump drops China bashing during warm Xi summit
- April 09, 2017

Xi also hailed military to military exchanges and said China and the United States should "make good use of the dialogue mechanism to be established between the two countries' joint staffs of the armed forces", although Xinhua did not give further details. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 Commercial Hits Media Samsung Galaxy S8 Commercial Hits Media
- April 08, 2017

Dipped in Gold and Navy blue colour options, the Galaxy C7 Pro is a dual SIM device that comes with support for recently launched Samsung Pay. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. Perhaps, through such advertisements, Samsung expects to modify the memory of consumers and fill it with new shiny Galaxy S8 and its attractive features. (more...)
Bezos sells $1bn of Amazon stock a year to fund space race Bezos sells $1bn of Amazon stock a year to fund space race
- April 08, 2017

At present, Bezos' vision to bring down the costs of space travel and make it commercially available for a few thousand dollars seems farfetched. At Wednesday's closing share price of US$909.28, Mr Bezos would have to sell 1,099,771 shares to meet his pledge of selling US$1 billion worth of Amazon stock. (more...)
Hyundai and Kia recall 1.2M cars for possible engine failure Hyundai and Kia recall 1.2M cars for possible engine failure
- April 08, 2017

South Korea's transport ministry said on Friday metal debris in crankshafts could cause engine damage, leading to possible loss of motive power. Hyundai and Kia will notify owners of recalled vehicles, and owners can get their engines inspected and repaired free of charge at dealerships. (more...)
Boeing Launches Venture Fund To Invest In Cutting-Edge Technology Boeing Launches Venture Fund To Invest In Cutting-Edge Technology
- April 07, 2017

JetBlue Airbus A321.JetBlueSince the aircraft isn't expected to fly until the next decade and will have a service life of roughly 20 years, Zunum is designing its aircraft to be "future-proof" - meaning the aircraft will be designed in a way that will allow for it to adapt to new technology. (more...)
More advertisers say they have ditched Fox's O'Reilly show
- April 07, 2017

To many women, the most recent news about Fox powerhouse host Bill O'Reilly may seem like an very bad Groundhog Day: another day, another powerful white man accused of a longtime pattern of mistreatment of women in the workplace - apparently aided and abetted, no less surprisingly, by that workplace itself. (more...)
Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog
- April 07, 2017

Gardner said while the boy may not have had intercourse, the charges were appropriate because he was there and videotaped another person raping the girl. Police are also trying to identify others who took part in the assault, officials said, but the investigation has been slowed by the trauma experienced by the girl. (more...)
Portland Metro Sunday Weather: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain Portland Metro Sunday Weather: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain
- April 06, 2017

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow to rain showers continue, with a chilly high temperature of 47 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 41 miles per hour. Saturday night , mostly clear, with a low around 39. There's another flood watch for southeastern St. Lawrence County that starts at 8 a.m. Thursday and ends at 8 a.m. (more...)
YouTube to Stream Coachella 2017 for Free YouTube to Stream Coachella 2017 for Free
- April 06, 2017

Coachella is typically the first major event of the year and the 2017 installment is set to kick off April 14. Fans will be able to catch appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Gucci Mane, Future, and Lady Gaga who replaced a pregnant Beyoncé. (more...)
Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away Netflix is looking for a thumbs-up as star ratings fade away
- April 06, 2017

Over 200 per cent more ratings were casted by users. Netflix was forced to make this change because the 5-star system was misunderstood by most Netflix subscribers. By clicking thumbs up if you like a show or clicking thumbs down if you don't, the platform will be able to bring you "smarter, more personalized, recommendations". (more...)
Elon Musk launches effort to interface human brain and computers Elon Musk launches effort to interface human brain and computers
- April 05, 2017

Musk has taken an active role in developing what he calls "neural lace" technology, which involves installing tiny electrodes in the brain to transmit thoughts. Musk has long anxious about the threat artificial intelligence might pose to the human race. Musk is making this possible through his company Neuralink. (more...)
This fanged fish's venom is like heroin This fanged fish's venom is like heroin
- April 05, 2017

The team worked around this issue by taking the fish out of their tanks and dangling cotton swabs in front of them until they bit to get the venom . Snakes, scorpions and spiders are the usual suspects for this kind of research, but with so many venomous fish out there, we could find some useful chemicals in them, too. (more...)
Moto X (2017) shows up in first official-looking press render Moto X (2017) shows up in first official-looking press render
- April 05, 2017

Prime members get the same amount if they utilize their Amazon Pay balance. The panel seems to be similar to the one on the G5 Plus which was pretty decent. For selfies, this phone has 5MP front camera , wide angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, display flash and incorporate beautification mode which allows you to capture blemish and wrinkle free selfies with smooth skin. (more...)
Jak & Daxter Getting a Facelift for PS4 Later This Year Jak & Daxter Getting a Facelift for PS4 Later This Year
- April 04, 2017

Joining these titles will be a re-released of the racing game Jak X: Combat Racing . Notably, Jak X: Combat Racing won't have any online support and will only support local split-screen co-op, according to PlayStation . Additionally, the series got a fourth main entry called Jak and Daxter : The Lost Frontier developed by High Impact Games, and a spin off called Daxter for PSP. (more...)
John Cena, Nikki Bella Engaged In The Ring At Wrestlemania John Cena, Nikki Bella Engaged In The Ring At Wrestlemania
- April 04, 2017

Two wrestling superstars wrangled with a different kind of ring Sunday night. What a night! Unsure how the people of WrestleMania will be able to top that one, but I'd like to offer a suggestion of John Cena and Gronk face-off. Season 2 of the E! spin-off from WWE reality series " Total Divas " is scheduled to debut later this year and will feature Cena and Nikki moving in with Brie and her husband, former WWE champion Daniel Bryan. (more...)
Negan's War Played Out in 'Walking Dead' Just Like the Comics
- April 04, 2017

She beings having hallucinatory conversations with Maggie and Abraham. The challenge facing " The Walking Dead " going forward is how to balance the more epic qualities the current storyline augurs without losing sight of the core characters. (more...)