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Uber looks to soar with flying taxis by 2020 Uber looks to soar with flying taxis by 2020
- April 26, 2017

It also said it's working with Hillwood Properties in Dallas-Fort Worth and several other real estate firms in Dubai to choose sites and construct ports for vehicle takeoffs and landings. Uber is not the only company that has announced a flying auto within the past couple months. Naturally, the company is also making deals with a number of "experienced aircraft manufacturers" who are already developing electric VTOL vehicles. (more...)
Verizon Unveils FiOS Gigabit Connection For 8 Million Homes Verizon Unveils FiOS Gigabit Connection For 8 Million Homes
- April 25, 2017

The new service follows the launch of Fios Instant Internet in January, which promised customers speeds of up to 750 Mbps for both uploads and downloads. Previous customers of the fastest service, in the proper regions, will automatically have the speed increased and price lowered. On Monday, Verizon rolled out what it refers to as the nation's largest deployment of gigabit Internet.is the new ticket to blazing Internet speeds. (more...)
British Labour lawmaker says her party is not trying to win election
- April 24, 2017

The PM says she wants her hand strengthened in the Brexit negotiations. The Archbishop of Canterbury's office said that he would not be commenting on the election; but the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, tweeted: "May I ask all followers of the risen Christ to think, speak, and vote so as to help the poorest and displaced". (more...)
Alleged Israeli Strike Killed 3 Syrian Defense Forces Fighters in Golans Alleged Israeli Strike Killed 3 Syrian Defense Forces Fighters in Golans
- April 24, 2017

There have been similar reports of IAF attacks against Syrian targets in recent months, all unconfirmed by Israeli officials. Three Syrian soldiers were killed in the morning attack, Al-Jazeera first reported . Defense Secretary James Mattis. Israel is concerned that Hezbollah and Iran, which are fighting alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, are growing stronger as Assad gains the upper hand in the fighting. (more...)
Where Apple stands in its quest for 100% clean energy
- April 24, 2017

This is indeed an Eco-friendly step that Apple has taken for the manufacturing of their new products. " Apple Park ", which opened for its employees earlier in April, is the world's largest naturally ventilated building, projected to require no heating or air conditioning for nine months of the year. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 To Receive Update To Fix Red-Tinted Screens Samsung Galaxy S8 To Receive Update To Fix Red-Tinted Screens
- April 23, 2017

But while Milk Music got a modest following, it never offered a real path to monetization, or a way to compete with true on-demand services like Apple Music and Spotify. A Korean news outlet, Korea Herald , reported a Samsung spokesperson stating, "Because there are some complaints about the red-tinted screens, we made a decision to upgrade the software next week for all Galaxy S8 clients." . (more...)
Microsoft reveals commitment to biannual Windows 10 updates Microsoft reveals commitment to biannual Windows 10 updates
- April 22, 2017

The announcement came quietly packaged with a blog post on Office 365 ProPlus - basically, Windows 10 update will align with Office's enterprise apps now. However, Microsoft says it plans to make the feature available to users with older laptops in the future. Although Windows Insider will soon get these new features in upcoming preview builds. (more...)
Intel hastens CPU and platform updates due to AMD pressure Intel hastens CPU and platform updates due to AMD pressure
- April 22, 2017

Besides this, Intel was also expected to launch the Coffee Lake processors series based on 14nm process node in January 2018. For instance, the AMD Ryzen 7 line competes with the Intel Core i7 , the Ryzen 5 with the Intel Core i5 and the budget-priced Ryzen 3 with Intel's Core i3. (more...)
FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations
- April 22, 2017

By regulating prices and rates for BDS services, Pai said that it can actually do more harm to consumers and businesses. BDS generated a number of back-and-forth debates during Tom Wheeler's tenure as FCC chairman. The FCC plans to readdress the issue later this year. "There is no justification for the FCC to restore the UHF Loophole", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and and New Jersey Democrat Rep. (more...)
Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices Google Home's Assistant Can Now Recognize Different Voices
- April 22, 2017

During the new account linking process, users will be asked to teach the Google Assistant to recognize their voice. Technology embedded in the Google Home analyzes different vocal characteristics, pinpointing what makes your voice different from other people's. (more...)
GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory seized GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory seized
- April 21, 2017

GM can seek compensation and damages for its lost plant in several different worldwide venues, said Nigel Blackaby, a lawyer at the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm, which has battled Venezuela in several high-profile cases in global courts. (more...)
Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera
- April 20, 2017

Starting Tuesday, artists can also design custom frames for the Facebook camera that will overlay images over a photo or video, much like Snapchat's current platform for its lenses. "But over the last couple of years, we've started to see primitive versions of each of these use-cases on our phones and camera". Recently the company has launched stories on its platform. (more...)
United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers
- April 20, 2017

As a United plane was on the verge of boarding from Chicago, space was required for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky. At some point, Dao went limp, and the officer dragged him off the plane. Chief executive Oscar Munoz initially called Dr Dao "disruptive" and "belligerent" and apologised only for the need to "re-accommodate" him, but later struck a more contrite tone in a nationally televised interview. (more...)
Hackers Target Snapchat After CEO Calls India 'Poor Country'
- April 20, 2017

The lawsuit is filed by an ex-employee, who was sacked in three weeks by the company; the ex-employee Anthony Pompliano has alleged Snapchat fudged user data and lied to advertisers. A group of hackers in India claims it has siphoned the private information of 1.7 Snapchat users and leaked it on the darknet, payback for Spiegel's "arrogance". (more...)
Nintendo Planning To Release SNES Mini Console This Year Nintendo Planning To Release SNES Mini Console This Year
- April 20, 2017

The report is based on sources who have spoken to Eurogamer , but they say the SNES Classic Edition (if that's what Nintendo calls it) is already being designed. Let's hope Nintendo creates more SNES mini machines to fulfil demand rather than leaving those wanting without. The NES Classic Edition is an adorably small console - so small it fits in your palm. (more...)
Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome Google moots adblocking feature in Chrome
- April 20, 2017

Google developing its own proprietary ad blocker, as a company that, as The Journal rightly points out, made over $60 billion in online ad revenue past year may seem counterintuitive, but Chrome has taken the lead as the most popular browser, holding over 47% of the market (up from 41% in mid-2016). (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 owners, you can't customise the Bixby button anymore Samsung Galaxy S8 owners, you can't customise the Bixby button anymore
- April 19, 2017

The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant meant to rival Siri and Google Assistant. "If the color still appears to be reddish, customers can change it at the service center", the company said. (more...)
United to pay compensation to plane passengers United to pay compensation to plane passengers
- April 19, 2017

In the ABC interview, Munoz apologized profusely to Dao , his family, passengers and United customers. Dr. David Dao, who was dragged off a plane in Chicago last Sunday, hasn't said whether he'll file a lawsuit. Munoz also said the company would reassess policies for seeking volunteers to give up their seats, for handling oversold flights and for partnering with airport authorities. (more...)
Coachella Pickpocket Nabbed After Pinching Over 100 Phones From Punters
- April 19, 2017

But this year, when a gentleman from NY swept through the festival picking phones from oblivious Coachella goers, a few people turned to Find My iPhone for help. "One of the common threads was that they were all losing their phones at the Sahara tent". They pretty much included halter tops, feathers, short shorts and the most retro frames you can find. (more...)
Nokia 6 now receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
- April 18, 2017

A 22-megapixel dual-lens camera will be slapped on the back, possibly Carl Zeiss-branded. One seems to have significant bezels and a fingerprint scanner at the front. It would run Android Nougat out of the box. Further, new and updated emojis will now also be supported on Nokia 6 . Nokia 8 would come with Android Nougat pre-installed. (more...)
Google Reaches Out-Of-Court Deal With Russia Over Android Case Google Reaches Out-Of-Court Deal With Russia Over Android Case
- April 18, 2017

The Android home-screen search bar was at the center of a two-year dispute between Google and Russian Federation regulators. "Today is an important day for Russian consumers as Google has agreed to take significant steps that open up its Android platform in Russia", said Arkady Volozh, Yandex CEO. (more...)
Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware
- April 18, 2017

The NSA's official seal appeared on one of the slides in the presentation , although Reuters could not independently determine the authenticity of the slides. Security researchers noted that while all of them appeared to be at least a few years old, Windows users who are not on the latest version could be vulnerable to attacks. (more...)
The iPhone of Cars? Apple Enters Self-driving Car Race
- April 16, 2017

The technology giant sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last November tipping its hand. "This does confirm what's always been rumored: that Apple is at least toying with the idea of getting into the autonomous game in some capacity", said Chris Theodore, President of consultancy Theodore & Associates, and a former VP at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler. (more...)
Windows users should be really anxious about the latest NSA leak
- April 16, 2017

A new trove of alleged surveillance tools and exploits from the National Security Agency's elite hacking team have been released by the Shadow Brokers' hacking group. Cyberthieves stole US$81 million from Bangladesh's central bank last May after a bank official's computer was hacked, enabling the thieves to order money transfers from the bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve. (more...)
Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album 'DAMN.' Kendrick Lamar Drops New Album 'DAMN.'
- April 16, 2017

Fans believe the rapper dies on the album's opening track "BLOOD" ("you have lost something... you've lost your life"), which happens to drop on Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified. Another hint that some folks are pointing is that Kendrick Lamar changes the color of the wall that he standing in front of on his album cover from red to blue. (more...)