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It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks It looks like the Google Play store will soon sell audiobooks
- January 23, 2018

Further, the offer was linked to a separate category, which was distinct from the audiobooks on offer in the Google Play Music segment. As sales of audiobooks have exploded in recent years, and a dedicated storefront would give Google a foot in the door to capture some of those sales within its own digital ecosystem. (more...)
Apple to discontinue the first generation iPhone X this year Apple to discontinue the first generation iPhone X this year
- January 23, 2018

Having received a price cut in September past year, the iPhone 7 series and iPhone 6 series phones have been and around the world. Following up on his initial investor note, Kuo released a new report today ( via MacRumors ) which sheds a bit more light on Apple's strategy here. (more...)
Alabama promotes Locksley to OC Alabama promotes Locksley to OC
- January 22, 2018

For the Tide's permanent team captains, who carried the College Football Playoff national championship trophy from Denny Chimes to the steps of Bryant-Denny during the introductory parade, this year's celebration was especially poignant. That was the Crimson Tide's largest lead of the game. At the 3:08 mark the game was tied 58-58. Even a team manager had been daily trying to fire him up by giving Key grief about his low shooting percentage. (more...)
Google's Arts & Culture face matching doesn't work in IL or Texas Google's Arts & Culture face matching doesn't work in IL or Texas
- January 21, 2018

Rather unfortunately though, the art & culture app turned out to be a victim of its own success. That feature went live in mid-December, but took a few weeks to get discovered. "Is your portrait in a museum?" "When you take a photo with this feature, your photo is sent to Google to find artworks that look like you", a message reads. (more...)
Whatsapp Business now official in the Play Store, APK available Whatsapp Business now official in the Play Store, APK available
- January 20, 2018

The popular message platform has been teasing about the same for several weeks now and has kept its words for the small businesses in India and Brazil. It gives businesses the tools they need to reach out to potential customers more easily. A Business account with a grey question mark badge in its profile, however, indicates that the account hasn't been confirmed or verified by WhatsApp . (more...)
Kodak Black Arrested in Florida Kodak Black Arrested in Florida
- January 20, 2018

Kodak Black has been arrested on a slew of charges including grand theft of a firearm and child neglect, and unfortunately for the rapper, he was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. "Your phone is part of this search warrant". After all of this, Octave was sentenced to house arrest and five years probation. In October, he was indicted by a SC grand jury for first-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting a teenage girl at a hotel after a concert. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ early rumours Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ early rumours
- January 19, 2018

Based on rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be available in both 64GB and 128GB storage capacities with 4GB RAM. The Galaxy S9 will retain the 5.8-inch Infinity Display panels from the present S8 lineup. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime will give users the ability to snap a picture of a product and receive information about where it, or a similar product, can be purchased on-line. (more...)
Pope says he is ashamed over Chile child abuse Pope says he is ashamed over Chile child abuse
- January 18, 2018

Many are hoping Francis can serve as a bridge between native peoples and the government. "We offer this celebration for all those who suffered and died, and for all those who each day carry on their shoulders the burden of so much injustice", the Pope said. (more...)
Detroit Auto Show 2018: Must-see cars, pickups and SUVs Detroit Auto Show 2018: Must-see cars, pickups and SUVs
- January 18, 2018

Ford's investment means a large part of its fleet will be electric within five years. "We're taking our mainstream vehicles, our most iconic vehicles, and we're electrifying them". The plan was finalised in recent months after an extensive review, a person familiar with the process said. While Tesla has a jump in the premium market, Diess said, VW can overcome that advantage through its ability to mass produce battery charged electric vehicles. (more...)
Fibaro Adds Voice Control with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri Fibaro Adds Voice Control with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri
- January 17, 2018

The Amazon Echo Spot does everything the Echo Show does but it all feels better in this smaller form factor. That used to mean voice calls, but the Spot has a camera and a round screen so you can make video calls with it too. The Echo Show has a 5-megapixel camera, which we believe is "good enough for a clear picture on the receiving end", with mimimal lag. When it comes to design, the Echo Spot is probably the most appealing of the Echo range. (more...)
Jail-Break On The Go With The Escapists 2 For The Switch Jail-Break On The Go With The Escapists 2 For The Switch
- January 16, 2018

Mario Tennis Aces is the latest entry in the popular Mario Tennis spinoff series from Nintendo . We'll also see some new indies make their way to the Nintendo Switch . Bank heist shooting game PAYDAY 2 will be released on February 27th, 2018. Final Remix was made during Nintendo's surprise Direct video , during which it was also confirmed that a "sizeable" new scenario is being added to the title. (more...)
Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show Accord, Navigator, XC60 take top prize at Detroit auto show
- January 16, 2018

The 2018 Honda Accord , 2018 Volvo XC60 , and 2018 Lincoln Navigator were the big winners this year. Thanks to the Accord, Honda won awards for three years straight. Redesigned for 2018 from the ground up, the Lincoln Navigator won Truck of the Year over its mass market sibling, the Ford Expedition , and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 . (more...)
New Google app feature will allow users to match selfies with artwork New Google app feature will allow users to match selfies with artwork
- January 16, 2018

The new Portrait matching feature is region locked and the only way you can get it working is by using a VPN and setting your location to the U.S. Its also worth mentioning that the app has climbed the App Store rankings after introducing the new feature and now sits at the top. (more...)
Missing Haryana 15 Year Old Girl: Brutally Raped & Murdered, Liver, Lungs Ruptured Missing Haryana 15 Year Old Girl: Brutally Raped & Murdered, Liver, Lungs Ruptured
- January 16, 2018

An FIR was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Haryana Police constituted two special investigation teams to probe the case and trace the culprits. The woman was returning home from work on Saturday at around 7 pm when four men dragged her into the vehicle and drove away towards Palwal. The officer said that as per the complaint given to the police the accused had not raped the girl, but assaulted her in a brutal manner. (more...)
Why Facebook Inc (FB) Should Exit The News Business Entirely Why Facebook Inc (FB) Should Exit The News Business Entirely
- January 16, 2018

The change will also help distance the company from the pitfalls of politically charged content that has saddled the platform since the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook's stock price went down almost five percent at closing on Friday with the news that Facebook's newsfeed would significantly shift in the way that it operates. (more...)
Ford increases investment in electrification to $11 bn Ford increases investment in electrification to $11 bn
- January 16, 2018

The third generation of Ford Mustang Bullitt is ready to take the wheel, revealing new looks and new specs. The Mustang Bullitt comes only with a manual transmission with a "cue ball" white shifter as McQueen would have wanted it. That jumper vehicle resurfaced in Baja, California, in early 2017, but the other was lost to history. This program is a partnership between the HVA and U.S. (more...)
Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022 Ford plans 40 EV models by 2022
- January 16, 2018

Ford has committed to investing $11 billion (£8bn) in electric vehicles (EVs) by 2022. To this end, the company has formed a special team to accelerate its mission to harvest the global development of electric vehicles. American automobiles manufacturer Ford Motor will increase more than twice its costs for electric vehicles by boosting its investment in a segment that the automotive industry believes will grow significantly. (more...)
After 8 years, Ford bringing back the Ranger midsize pickup After 8 years, Ford bringing back the Ranger midsize pickup
- January 15, 2018

Truck fans have wanted that truck to come to the USA for a long time and now they will get their wish, though Ford is doing them one better. Ford Motor Co. The Terrain Management System features settings for normal; grass, gravel, snow; mud and ruts; and sand. Trail Control is like low-speed cruise control for acceleration and braking. (more...)
Canadian Media Outlets Say They Can Handle Facebook's Newsfeed Changes Canadian Media Outlets Say They Can Handle Facebook's Newsfeed Changes
- January 15, 2018

Facebook said that the latest move is different from last year's tests. Facebook said its new ranking system would hurt non-advertising content from publishers and brands, like news stories and viral video posts , but not change the ranking of advertising that has been paid for. (more...)
Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas Got batteries? Outage stalls giant tech show in Las Vegas
- January 14, 2018

Peterbilt Motors Company solidifies its position as an industry technology leader with its display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas NV. The Consumer Electronics Show was shut down briefly due to a blackout. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features technology from a wide array of industries. (more...)
Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies Researchers claim WhatsApp group chats vulnerable, company denies
- January 14, 2018

According to the German researchers, the power of any WhatsApp group lies in WhatsApp servers and not the group admin. Responding to the report, WhatsApp said, "We've looked at this issue carefully". It would appear as if the new member had the permission of the admin to join. This is claimed to indicate that your name has been mentioned four times in that specific WhatsApp group. (more...)
Meltdown/Spectre Firmware Updates Causing Reboots for Some Intel Customers Meltdown/Spectre Firmware Updates Causing Reboots for Some Intel Customers
- January 14, 2018

Be warned: Intel's recent maintenance update - created to address the terrifying Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities - could affect the performance of some of its older Broadwell and Haswell CPUs. While researchers who identified Spectre and Meltdown had warned that software patches could cause device performance hits of up to 30 percent, companies rolling out fixes are finding the impacts can vary widely. (more...)
Swatting suspect makes first court appearance Swatting suspect makes first court appearance
- January 13, 2018

Tyler Raj Barriss is accused by the state of Kansas of making a false 9-1-1 call to Wichita Police that led to the " swatting " death of Andrew Finch who was not part of the ongoing argument between Barriss and another Call of Duty: WWII player. (more...)
Road Closures for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Road Closures for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
- January 13, 2018

You can get more information on most of these events on the city's website here. "Day is an important activity to participate in because it is an opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr . In addition creating the first national historic park in Georgia, but the upgrade also enhances how "the National Park Service preserves, shares, and presents the history of Dr. (more...)
Why the $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal Could Hurt Apple's Stock Why the $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Deal Could Hurt Apple's Stock
- January 13, 2018

Barclays says even if a small percentage of customers opt for the battery change instead of a new phone, it has a meaningful impact. One of Barclays' analysts, Mark Moskowitz , reckons as many as 77% of iPhone owners are eligible for a cheap battery upgrade. (more...)