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Steve Harvey Meets With Trump, Talks About Housing Issues Steve Harvey Meets With Trump, Talks About Housing Issues
- January 14, 2017

The comedian described the president-elect as "sincere" during their brief talk. I walked away feeling like I had just talked with a man who genuinely wants to make a difference in this area. I did what I was supposed to do". Trump wants to help with the situations in the inner cities so he immediately got Dr. "I think we're off to a good start". (more...)
There's no 'backdoor' in WhatsApp There's no 'backdoor' in WhatsApp
- January 14, 2017

The Facebook-owned company first announced plans to connect its userbase of more than one billion with businesses last August, TechCrunch reports . While built using Signal protocol encryption developed by Open Whisper Systems , WhatsApp has found an ability to force new encryption keys for offline users that results in the sender's messages being re-encrypted, and any other messages not marked as delivered. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) Stock Plummets On Emissions Cheating Probe
- January 13, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accuse Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of cheating on its diesel emissions software to get better fuel economy for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup and other vehicles, according to several media reports . (more...)
After BSF jawan, now CRPF soldier's video goes viral
- January 13, 2017

Reacting to the claims made in a video by CRPF constable Jeet Singh that facilities to the paramilitary personnel were below par in contrast to the Army, Rijiju told reporters, "Several things have come to light and we are taking them seriously". (more...)
Gmail, WhatsApp To Face Tougher EU Privacy Rules
- January 12, 2017

It's going to get a lot more hard for internet companies to track users and deliver more targeted advertising if a new privacy rules from The European Union pass. "I want to ensure confidentiality of electronic communications and privacy", Andrus Ansip , EU vice president for the digital single market, said in an e-mailed statement . (more...)
Facebook Finally Admits It's A Giant Media Company-Almost
- January 12, 2017

A new Facebook journalism project aims to strengthen the giant social network's ties with the media by collaborating more closely on publishing tools and news products, helping the advertising-supported organizations find new readers and develop sustainable business models and training journalists to more effectively use the platform and Facebook users to be more discerning consumers of news. (more...)
Instagram Stories' 150 million daily users will soon see full-screen ads Instagram Stories' 150 million daily users will soon see full-screen ads
- January 12, 2017

Instagram itself consists of about 70 percent businesses, who take up about one-third of the Stories feature ever since its release. According to eMarketer, 74 percent of US companies plan to use Instagram this year, up from 53 percent who used it for marketing in 2016. (more...)
Samsung can breath easy, no more Note 7 warnings on flights Samsung can breath easy, no more Note 7 warnings on flights
- January 12, 2017

Despite the development of the foldable smartphone/tablet, Samsung is said to have not yet made a final decision on whether to unveil the device this year. Samsung continues to aggressively address the issue by limiting the functionality on Note 7 devices still held by users. Elsewhere, reports have also claimed that Samsung will copy one of the features on the latest generation iPhone - 3D Touch, allowing for pressure-sensitive interaction with the device. (more...)
Infiniti QX50 Concept Is Such A Production Car Tease
- January 12, 2017

At the press conference, Infiniti said a new production QX50 will have the new engine. In case you missed any of it, be sure to check out our Detroit Auto Show page for the full coverage. Billed as an alternative to diesel engines, the VC-Turbo promises high levels of efficiency and torque. Infiniti president Roland Krueger said the QX50 concept is close to the production SUV version. (more...)
Porsche updates the 911 GTS with more horsepower and subtle styling tweaks Porsche updates the 911 GTS with more horsepower and subtle styling tweaks
- January 12, 2017

The 991.2 gets the GTS treatment with blacked-out details and will be available in both 2WD and AWD options and in the coupe, convertible and the targa body styles. Both Carrera GTS coupe models feature Porsche's adaptive sport suspension, dropping the overall ride height by nearly half an inch (10 millimeters), while the Carrera and Targa models get the non-sport version of the adaptive suspension. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler's new USA jobs plan should please Trump
- January 11, 2017

But Trump has zeroed in on how investment in Mexico may be hurting the chances for US job growth. "It's finally happening", Trump wrote on Twitter in reference to the job growth, adding, "Thank you Ford and Fiat C!" "If the USA market were not to be there, the reasons for its existence are on the line", Marchionne said. (more...)
Facebook to test showing ads mid-video with publisher revenue split Facebook to test showing ads mid-video with publisher revenue split
- January 10, 2017

If the new ads take off, they could represent the first chance many video publishers have had to make real money from the stuff they've been running on Facebook. Maybe Facebook's mid-roll ad program will be different. Not making revenue off of clips has discouraged publishers, like sports leagues, from uploading videos on Facebook. (more...)
News Report Triggers Amazon's Alexa to Order Dollhouses News Report Triggers Amazon's Alexa to Order Dollhouses
- January 10, 2017

THE Amazon Echo has been making some surprising purchases without owner's permission. Stunned viewers then realised their devices had picked up on his voice and also ordered the toy, local media reported. Other companies to reveal products with Alexa installed were domestic appliance manufacturers LG and Whirlpool , while Amazon announced its Prime members can now voice-order their next meal through Amazon Restaurants on Alexa-enabled devices. (more...)
Selena Gomez's First Instagram Live Reveals Her Biggest Lesson of 2016
- January 10, 2017

In an apparent brain storming session held over dinner, the two discussed where their characters would be now and what they might be like. As for where Gomez sees Alex, Selena revealed that she also has a few ideas as to what her character would be getting up to 5 years after Wizards of Waverly Place wrapped, but it sounds like the "Same Old Love" singer doesn't believe her character would be quite so settled. (more...)
Ford F-150: First Impressions Ford F-150: First Impressions
- January 09, 2017

The truck will be revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the Detroit auto show this week, I hope to speak with Ford's powertrain executives and learn more about how the decision was made to add the 3.0-liter engine to the F-150. (more...)
Andromeda has a release date
- January 09, 2017

Stay tuned to Gamespresso for more Mass Effect: Andromeda news and information. Hopefully, it's the former instead of the latter. BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda is finally arriving this March to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and with it comes news that pre-load is also happening in March for PC users. (more...)
Punjab polls 2017: Navjot Singh Sidhu likely to join Congress on Monday Punjab polls 2017: Navjot Singh Sidhu likely to join Congress on Monday
- January 09, 2017

She also added that role for Navjot Singh Sidhu will be decided by both Rahul as well as senior Congress leader Amrinder Singh. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who quit the Bharatiya Janata Party in September a year ago, is likely to join the Congress party on January 9, according to ANI. (more...)
Israeli police: Truck ramming kills 4 in Jerusalem Israeli police: Truck ramming kills 4 in Jerusalem
- January 09, 2017

The injured soldiers were evacuated to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Karem and to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Four Israeli officer cadets have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian man who rammed a lorry into them, in what police say was a terrorist attack. (more...)
Apple swipes out New York Times from China appstore Apple swipes out New York Times from China appstore
- January 08, 2017

The tech giant said its biggest day of sales on the App Store was on January 1, 2017, when customers spent a record $240 million. The App Store wasn't launched until 2008, shortly after the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, but since then it has absolutely taken off. (more...)
Amazon's Alexa Finds A New Home Amazon's Alexa Finds A New Home
- January 08, 2017

Ford will be taking things further as it has just announced that it will be supporting Amazon's voice assistant Alexa in its cars. It also will allow some smart home automation control, based on the devices compatible with Alexa . Those with electric vehicles like the Focus Electric or Fusion Energi can also check on their vehicle's remaining range. Amazon's Alexa is like a digital assistant that you can talk to at home using an Echo or Echo Dot device. (more...)
Road closures and more to know for the 2017 Golden Globes
- January 08, 2017

Fallon is amped up for the show, teasing, "I'm so excited ..." The host of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" grew up in Saugerties and, while a teenager, launched his comedy career in Poughkeepsie. "I think a bummer movie, something that leaves you depressed, is going to have a tougher job this year". The pendulum has swung about as far as it could from Ricky Gervais' mean-spirited jabs to Jimmy Fallon's human puppy dog in constant search of a loving noogie (that is, when he's not ... (more...)
Asus officially unveils ZenFone AR smartphone with Daydream and Tango compatibility
- January 07, 2017

The Asus Zenfone AR is also packing a generous 3,300 mAh battery, an 8MP front-facing camera, quick charge support, NFC and of course Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone is measured at 5.7 inches with an impressive RAM of 8 GB. On the other hand, the Zenfone 3 Zoom features a 5.5-inch full HD super AMOLED screen with 1920x1080 resolution. (more...)
Dell Launches the 2017 XPS 15 Laptop with Windows 10
- January 07, 2017

Users can also configure the PC to have a touch or non-touch display. The XPS 27 doesn't try to hide its audio aspirations. You can also choose between two different battery options, namely 56 Whr for the non-touch version, and 97 Whr for the touch display, with a final weight of 1.8 kg and 2 kg, respectively. (more...)
Samsung rebounds to W9.2 trillion Q4 profit
- January 07, 2017

The latest sturdy results are due to Samsung's semiconductor and display businesses. While earnings broken down by each business division will only be confirmed after final results are released later in the month, industry estimate consensus on earnings from Samsung's device solutions business, which includes semiconductors and display division, is roughly 6 trillion won. (more...)
Apple Cuts CEO Pay, Citing Performance
- January 07, 2017

In 2016, Cook only received $5.3 million from his incentive pay, compared to the $8 million he received in 2015 and the $6.7 million he earned in 2014. 2016 is the first year where Apple had not met revenue targets and profit expectations. Still, while top Apple execs' pay fell an average of almost 10 percent, Cook's fell by a full 15 percent, feeling the brunt of a slew of disappointments that have plagued the company this year. (more...)