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Google doodle honours chemist who some Canadians thank daily Google doodle honours chemist who some Canadians thank daily
- December 30, 2016

Charles Macintosh was just 11-years-old when his father moved to Glasgow to set-up a factory, where he was employed as a clerk. "Today's Doodle shows Macintosh enjoying a Scottish rain shower whilst testing his ingenious invention", Google says. (more...)
Dash cam shows Tesla predicting a crash 2 cars ahead of driver Dash cam shows Tesla predicting a crash 2 cars ahead of driver
- December 30, 2016

Tesla plans to make owning a fully electric Tesla vehicle more convenient and practical. The video can be found here. Hoesel shared with NBC News, "When it happened, when the other cars started hitting the brakes, I also started hitting the brakes". (more...)
Console battery rumored to be unremovable
- December 30, 2016

We are days away from the start of 2017 but we don't have to wait until then to learn on which gaming console has conquered the industry. Nintendo's traditionally non-traditional approach to new platforms was confirmed for the Switch in October. (more...)
AirPods Charging Case In Battery Drain As Users Complain
- December 30, 2016

Tim Cook said the company was making them as fast they can. This could mean a number of things, such as production or yield problems, but perhaps the company should have pushed the launch back further because some buyers of the AirPods are complaining about serious battery drain issues. (more...)
Windows 10 could get a performance-enhancing 'game mode'
- December 30, 2016

Hopefully this new feature will make our list of best PC games even better. "L$3 ooks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the "Game" when running in "Game Mode", h0x0d tweeted . A leaked build of Windows 10, version 14997, suggests that the update bundles a lot of features such as revamped setup programme and integrated Cortana. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 might come with a stylus Samsung Galaxy S8 might come with a stylus
- December 30, 2016

Samsung has already begun sending out invites for the Kuala Lumpur event. It is expected that Galaxy S8 , which will be the flagship Samsung phone for 2017, may have a starkly different design this year because Samsung, ahead of the CES in Las Vegas, has hinted that in 2017 it wants to focus on new design language. (more...)
Playstation Plus January Games Favors Vita
- December 30, 2016

During the year-end creator interviews of 4Gamer, Sony Worldwide Studios President, Shuhei Yoshida, stated that 2016 felt like the year of hardware with the releases of PlayStation 4 Pro, the slimmer PS4 and the PlayStation VR. In an earlier report from IGN , they revealed the PlayStation Plus free games line-up for this month. Originally released in 1993, this remastered game is a classic and not be missed. (more...)
Get Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo Wii U Today Get Mario Kart 64 on the Nintendo Wii U Today
- December 30, 2016

Nintendo has made an announcement regarding this release along with a statement that it will be priced nominally at $9.99. If you happen to own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can pick up the SNES version of Castlevania: Dracula X today on the Nintendo eShop . (more...)
Niantic offers Pokemon GO limited-time holiday item packs
- December 28, 2016

Several limited-time " holiday packs " have made their way to Pokémon GO, offering items at discounted rates. Go visit PokeStops and grab the free single-use incubators before the time runs out. This should be a godsend for players still struggling to get their first Blastoise, Venusaur, or Charizard (the final evolutions for each of the starters) with the game now in its sixth month. (more...)
Rent any movie from Google or Amazon this Christmas for just $0.99 Rent any movie from Google or Amazon this Christmas for just $0.99
- December 26, 2016

You will have a wide selection of most popular Hollywood movies to choose from across different genres. Both Amazon and Google announced today that they are offering customers a single movie rental for the low, low price of $0.99 starting today. (more...)
The Cambridge family attend Christmas Day Church service in Berkshire The Cambridge family attend Christmas Day Church service in Berkshire
- December 26, 2016

They were joined by the Middleton family - Kate's mother Carole, father Michael, sister Pippa and bother James - for the service, and Miss Middleton's fiance, financier James Matthews , was also present. The babies looked less thrilled about church than they do the candy canes they're eating on their way out, but alas. The entire family was dressed in a burgundy and gray color scheme, as evidenced by Charlotte's little tights and George's little socks. (more...)
Tunisia Arrests Three People 'Connected' To Berlin Truck Attack Suspect Tunisia Arrests Three People 'Connected' To Berlin Truck Attack Suspect
- December 25, 2016

He was stopped by two police officers in the early hours of Friday morning, near a train station. After stopping a man who fit Amri's description and imploring him to present his identification documents, the terror suspect took out a pistol from his backpack and began shooting at the two officers, hitting Scata's partner in the shoulder. (more...)
Super Mario Run Clones Come Pouring Into Play Store Super Mario Run Clones Come Pouring Into Play Store
- December 24, 2016

App data collecting firm App Annie paints a different story about Super Mario Run , though. While it's obviously sad news that there are no additional levels or worlds coming to Super Mario Run , that doesn't completely rule out the addition of other types of new content. (more...)
Former employee sues Google over alleged workforce censorship
- December 24, 2016

A product manager at Google.sued the company for.allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that.prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and risky product defects. The Google worker says that being identified could harm his reputation at the company and his future job prospects. If found guilty of all 12 violations in the lawsuit, Google could be fined up to $3.8 billion, according to calculations made by The Information , who first ... (more...)
Origin Holiday Sale Has Begun
- December 24, 2016

Here are the best of them. Be sure to checkout each game's Origin store page, as several deluxe and special editions are also on sale as well as individually packaged DLC. Watch Dogs 2 will come with a $20 discount, allowing you to enter the world of an open world action-adventure video game. With Steam's Winter Sale , people can expect discounts on popular titles such as Civilization, Call of Duty, Dishonored series, Dark Souls, and much more. (more...)
Uber ships driver-less fleet to Arizona after Californian regulator revokes registration
- December 24, 2016

Wiedenmeier notified Uber engineering and policy staffers of the problem, and they told him they'd "get right on it". Naturally, the DMV expected Uber to do the same. The official guidelines for autonomous cars as issued by Governor Ducey's Executive Order and the Self-Driving Oversight Committee in 2015 require that human operator be able to take control of all autonomous vehicles at any point, but interestingly do notrequire a person being physically present. (more...)
The first trailer for The Emoji Movie is pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- December 23, 2016

Debuting a teaser first on smartphones might make sense given The Emoji Movie's content, but Sony is also undoubtedly breaking with studio tradition by opting out of theater promotions for a full day in favor of mobile. The film stars Broad City's Ilana Glazer, late-night funnyman James Corden, and Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller. A few months back, we heard exactly what The Emoji Movie was going to be about. (more...)
Facebook received 27 percent more government requests for information in 2016 Facebook received 27 percent more government requests for information in 2016
- December 23, 2016

Facebook said the attacks in Paris in November 2015 increased the number of content restrictions in the latter half of a year ago. According to the company, more than half of these requests came from USA law enforcement and contained a non-disclosure order that prohibited Facebook from notifying the user. (more...)
GM cutting 1300 jobs at only plant inside Detroit
- December 22, 2016

The Chevy Volt and Impala, Cadillac CT6 and Buick Lacrosse are built there. "The cessation of second shift production operations will ultimately result in the indefinite [permanent] layoff of approximately 493 GM Detroit Hamtramck Assembly regular active production employees, 538 temporary assembly plant employees, 51 GM Detroit Hamtramck Assembly skilled trades employees, 30 GM Manufacturing Subsystems LLC temporary employees and 48 GM Manufacturing Subsystems LLC regular employees", the ... (more...)
Nokia Sues Apple Alleging Patent Infringement
- December 22, 2016

Prior to the trading halt, Patently Apple reported that Apple Inc . 32 patents are involved in the suits, covering technology related to UI, display, chipsets, antennas, software and other parts. But the company is now alleging that Apple has infringed upon some of those patents. Nokia has offered Apple a license for the encoder technology on RAND terms, but Apple has refused to pay, the company asserted. (more...)
Marvel, Netflix fall victim to hacking group, OurMine Marvel, Netflix fall victim to hacking group, OurMine
- December 22, 2016

One of the tweets contains OurMine's typical note about "testing your security", while others advertise its security services. Accounts for Marvel Entertainment's main Twitter handle, as well as its Avengers , Black Panther , Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor franchises fell victim. (more...)
Instagram now has stickers and 'hands-free' video Instagram now has stickers and 'hands-free' video
- December 21, 2016

The new features give Instagram users more ways to customize their experience and have fun sharing with others. Instagram has aggressively updated its app with features matching Snapchat, the messaging app popular among young smartphone users. (more...)
BlackBerry to launch an autonomous vehicle hub in Canada on Monday
- December 20, 2016

The company's next goal is to become a primary self-driving software services provider, competing against the like of Apple, Google, and Tesla. "Autonomous vehicles require software that is extremely sophisticated and highly secure", said Chen. (more...)
Nintendo Stock Craters As Super Mario Run Falls Flat Nintendo Stock Craters As Super Mario Run Falls Flat
- December 20, 2016

Nintendo is apparently extremely anxious about mobile piracy which is why the company chose to release Super Mario Run as a free-to-play demo with a one-time $9.99 in-app purchase. Even though Super Plumber Run looks and feels like a Super Mario Run double to some extent, its developers clearly states on the Google Play Store that it is not a " Mario Clone". (more...)
Microsoft Releases Minecraft for the Apple TV
- December 20, 2016

At its "Hello Again" event, Apple revealed Minecraft would be heading to Apple TV very soon. Do you own one of those fancy Apple TV devices? And, for a limited time, it comes with free DLCs allowing to customize the fun to your liking. (more...)