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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9
- March 13, 2018

Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) will get the same updates much less often, as it was in the list of quarterly updates rather than monthly. Released a year ago, the smartphone was previously known as the A5, but the company has changed its name so that users associate it with the flagship models. (more...)
GIPHY removed from Snapchat and Instagram after racist GIF appears GIPHY removed from Snapchat and Instagram after racist GIF appears
- March 11, 2018

Instagram and Snapchat each added a Giphy integration to their stories features earlier this year, which allowed users to add GIFs from a library to their stories. Giphy , however, has not yet responded to TechCrunch's request for comment. This isn't Snapchat's first run-in with racist content. While this may come as a disappointment to GIF lovers, don't you forget GIFs are active on Instagram's parent company, Facebook. (more...)
New 3-seat McLaren 'Hyper-GT' will be the fastest McLaren ever New 3-seat McLaren 'Hyper-GT' will be the fastest McLaren ever
- March 11, 2018

Like the F1, the BP23 will place the driver in a front-and-center position ahead of a pair of passenger seats. And it's a lot closer to ready than we thought; McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt announced at its Palexpo media conference that he expected the vehicle to make its public debut before the end of 2018, and that it would have a name, like the Senna, rather than a number like the 720S, which will be announced at the same time. (more...)
Mario Kart invades Google Maps today Mario Kart invades Google Maps today
- March 10, 2018

It appears that the Mario Day Easter egg has already begun to roll out to everyone, so expect to see it on your app soon. Nintendo's beloved red-capped plumber has started cropping up in Google Maps . It might take a day or two for you to be able to see the marker, depending on where you live. I have a feeling this little trick may have something to do with the upcoming smartphone game Mario Kart Tour , which is set to come out anytime between April 2018 and March 2019. (more...)
Trump says he'll counteract any Russian Federation meddling of midterms Trump says he'll counteract any Russian Federation meddling of midterms
- March 10, 2018

It's called paper. Not highly complex computers. The intelligence director echoed the concerns of Navy Admiral Michael Rogers, the outgoing chief of the NSA and U.S. Though a small number of networks were compromised, voting machines were not directly affected and there remains no evidence any vote was altered, according to USA officials and security experts. (more...)
Martin Shkreli to be sentenced Friday, faces more than decade in prison Martin Shkreli to be sentenced Friday, faces more than decade in prison
- March 10, 2018

The verdict left Brafman suggesting that Shkreli might even avoid jail time. A U.S. District Court judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence after a jury in August found him guilty of defrauding investors in his hedge funds. Martin Shkreli was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million. Shkreli rose to infamy in 2015 when, as the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, he raised the price of Daraprim, a lifesaving drug used by some Aids ... (more...)
U.S. special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian U.S. special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian
- March 09, 2018

Erik Prince , founder of the private security firm Blackwater, met with a Russian official close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in January 2017 to set up a channel so the Trump administration could discuss future relations between the two countries. (more...)
Why The Department Of Defense Is Using Google's AI For Its Drones Why The Department Of Defense Is Using Google's AI For Its Drones
- March 08, 2018

Maven's stated mission is to "accelerate DoD's integration of big data and machine learning ". Google has reportedly said that their involvement with this government project is not combat related, but there has been a lot of concern raised by the employees within Google . (more...)
Mercedes-AMG C43 facelift revealed with subtle updates and more power Mercedes-AMG C43 facelift revealed with subtle updates and more power
- March 08, 2018

Speaking of the "63, Mercedes has yet to reveal updates on the C-Class" head honcho - much less the nameplate's coupe and convertible body styles - but it's a safe bet this refresh will grace other variants in the next model year or two. The 2019 C43 is still powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, but AMG has found a little extra grunt in it and upped the power ratings to 385 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. (more...)
Android P will turn your phone as a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse Android P will turn your phone as a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse
- March 08, 2018

It is said that the smartphone can be doubled as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard with this new OS version. You might be familiar with some of the more common ones, such as the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), which are typically used for voice calls and music streaming respectively. (more...)
Amazon introduces Prime discount for Medicaid recipients Amazon introduces Prime discount for Medicaid recipients
- March 08, 2018

And yes, an Amazon Prime subscription brings with the possibility of saving money in other ways: In addition to lower prices and free shipping often available at Amazon , Prime members could theoretically cut their spending by canceling Netflix , Spotify, or other streaming services and using Amazon's free options instead. (more...)
Google Lens rolls out to AR-enabled Android phones with Google Photos Google Lens rolls out to AR-enabled Android phones with Google Photos
- March 08, 2018

Google will also enable encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret. This was available via a standalone app, but Android P is likely to bring these features to everyone. That means, for the third year in a row, Google is making a developer preview for the next version of Android available in March - months ahead of a consumer release in the autumn. (more...)
Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Trailer Poses a Lot of Danger, Will Robinson Netflix's 'Lost in Space' Trailer Poses a Lot of Danger, Will Robinson
- March 07, 2018

The release marks 50 years since the original sci-fi drama ended on CBS in 1968. We still don't know a lot of the details, but based on the trailer, the series looks awesome! In the video, Will become "the first human to discover evidence of alien intelligence", discovering a towering alien cyborg figure and bringing his newly discovered friend home to meet the family. (more...)
BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe breaks cover BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe breaks cover
- March 07, 2018

See below the videos of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe . Since we're talking about a full-blown BMW M auto, the roof is made from CFRP, which helps lower the car's center of gravity both visually and physically. Wider kidney grilles and flared air intakes make for an ultra-aggressive front end, a theme which continues throughout the design, culminating in a ducktail spoiler and quad exhausts at the rear of the vehicle. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't offer better battery performance over its predecessor The Samsung Galaxy S9 doesn't offer better battery performance over its predecessor
- March 06, 2018

DisplayMate and DxOMark , two of the most respected names in smartphone testing, have put the Galaxy S9's display and camera through a litany of paces, and the results might surprise some Apple fans. The Korean company has left no stone unturned to ensure that its new phones have the world's best smartphone camera . Performance-wise the Galaxy S9 should offer a 30% increase in efficiency and 20% in performance. (more...)
Oscars: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Reference Oscars: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Reference "Envelopegate" While Presenting Best Picture
- March 06, 2018

Last year, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced La La Land as the Best Picture victor instead of Moonlight , apparently because Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, which contained the results for the Best Actress victor - La La Land's Emma Stone . (more...)
Weather Alert upgraded to STATUS RED in Tipperary Weather Alert upgraded to STATUS RED in Tipperary
- March 04, 2018

According to AccuWeather, there could be up 30cms (one foot) of snow in Limerick over the next 24 hours once the expected blizzard-like conditions hit. The HSE has warned of potential disruptions to health services in some parts of the country as a result of the severe cold weather. The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has stressed that farm safety is paramount during the bad weather. (more...)
Holi 2018 Quotes: Traditional Sayings for the Hindu Festival of Colors Holi 2018 Quotes: Traditional Sayings for the Hindu Festival of Colors
- March 03, 2018

According to an Indian mythological tale, the festival of Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil. "Before I create this style, I take a generous amount of fruit infused oil and apply it to my hair, it helps protect my hair from the harsh holi colours". (more...)
Amazon Wants Alexa to Put Language Translators Out of Business Amazon Wants Alexa to Put Language Translators Out of Business
- March 03, 2018

Amazon was not immediately available to respond to comment. Sources familiar with the matter claim that Amazon is "seriously exploring" the possibility of making Alexa more useful across different languages and cultures, according to Yahoo Finance . (more...)
European Commission ramps up efforts to tackle online copyright infringement European Commission ramps up efforts to tackle online copyright infringement
- March 03, 2018

The EU had put some measures in place previously , which saw firms like Facebook and Twitter submit their progress to officials in order for them to measure their efforts in the battle against extremism of all varieties. But internet activists expressed concern the voluntary measures announced Thursday bypass those very rules that protect companies from having to actively monitor their websites and could lead to excessive blocking of free expression. (more...)
Instant Pot multicookers being voluntarily recalled due to fire hazard Instant Pot multicookers being voluntarily recalled due to fire hazard
- March 03, 2018

The specific cookers contain batchcodes 1728, 1730, 1731, 1734 and 1746. Instant Pot is recalling one of its multicooker models because it can pose a fire hazard. The CPSC says a defect in the manufacturing can cause it to overheat and melt on the underside. "We anticipate providing updated information and next steps regarding receiving a replacement Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker within the next few weeks". (more...)
Women looking for Oscar love in best picture cliffhanger Women looking for Oscar love in best picture cliffhanger
- March 03, 2018

Mary J. Blige will sing Mighty River (from Mudbound ), Common and Andra Day will perform Stand Up for Something (from Marshall ), Gael García Bernal, Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade will perform Remember Me (from Coco ), Sufjan Stevens will perform Mystery of Love (from Call Me By Your Name ) and Keala Settle will sing This Is Me (from The Greatest Showman ). (more...)
Russian Federation is said to have compromised election systems in 7 U.S. states Russian Federation is said to have compromised election systems in 7 U.S. states
- March 02, 2018

An NBC report says seven states were targeted by hacking campaigns prior to the 2016 election, but none knew Russian Federation was behind the attacks. Bahnke released a statement Tuesday afternoon following the NBC News report. Every one of the states except IL continues to deny that their systems were compromised. (more...)
Asus Unveils the ZenFone 5, an iPhone X Clone
- March 02, 2018

There's no escaping the fact that the Asus Zenfone 5 , and the 5Z, look nearly identical to Apple's iPhone X . This new smartphone got iPhone X style top notch and high-end specifications. The phone resembles iPhone X as it copies both top notch and vertical rear camera setup. The 120° wide-angle secondary camera has a field of view that's wider than a standard smartphone camera, for capturing more expansive landscapes, more natural group shots, and easier photos in cramped spaces. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S9 Has Beefed-up Camera Samsung's Galaxy S9 Has Beefed-up Camera
- March 02, 2018

Koh also added that he has been receiving feedback for the Galaxy S9 that is better than expected, acknowledging that "there weren't many expectations in terms of innovation". The feature, however, will be available only to a select regions for now. According to an India Today Tech report, Galaxy S9 will start at Rs 62,500 for the base 64GB storage version going all the way to Rs 71,000 for the top-end 256GB storage version. (more...)