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Kanye West bought photo of Whitney Houston's bathroom for Pusha T album Kanye West bought photo of Whitney Houston's bathroom for Pusha T album
- May 25, 2018

With social media already throwing praise on the very short album (while simultaneously being upset about the cover's artwork ), Pusha takes his talents to The Breakfast Club to gloat in victory. The next album on West's docket is his own. "When the conversation comes up, and [Kanye and I are] engaged in conversation, I just say what it is that I feel, regardless of what it's about", he added. (more...)
N. Korea still willing to meet with USA 'at any time' N. Korea still willing to meet with USA 'at any time'
- May 25, 2018

President Donald Trump has called off his summit with North Korea's leader but that he supports Trump's decision. Beijing had backed the summit and was possibly taken unawares with the cancellation following heated exchanges between Washington and Pyongyang this week. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse and other crimes Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse and other crimes
- May 25, 2018

Weinstein was charged with rape and a criminal sex act, both felonies. Weinstein, who had been staring grimly ahead, grimaced and raised his eyebrows as he heard her words. "This is the first time since written history that women are being believed - begrudgingly, but still". He'll be required to wear a GPS monitoring system and is only allowed to travel within NY state or CT. (more...)
How to download everything Apple knows about you How to download everything Apple knows about you
- May 24, 2018

Depending on how you look at this, it's either the most European of European regulation situations - in which efforts to comply with a new set of convoluted regulations means violating existing convoluted EU regulations - or just another example of how ridiculous companies act. (more...)
M&S to close 100 stores by 2022 M&S to close 100 stores by 2022
- May 24, 2018

British food-to-clothing retailer Marks and Spencer will shut more than 100 "underperforming" United Kingdom stores in an ongoing restructuring, it said Tuesday. He said that where stores have already closed, "encouraging" numbers of consumers were now shopping at nearby stores. Retail veteran Archie Norman, who took over as M&S chairman a year ago, said the retailer has been "drifting" and promised to speed up changes. (more...)
Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm Hawaii volcano belches new ash plume as geothermal wells secured from harm
- May 24, 2018

Lava emerging from the vents has destroyed dozens of homes . Scientists say toxic sulphur dioxide emissions have more than doubled since the eruptions began. They insist for now the public is safe. Footage shows ash clouds shooting from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater and thermal cameras of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō Crater where the lava lake has been decreasing - a volcanic cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano of the Hawaiian Islands. (more...)
Amazon aiding in government surveillance, ACLU says Amazon aiding in government surveillance, ACLU says
- May 23, 2018

Civil rights organizations are pushing back against the technology. For the cheap price Amazon was offering, he said it made sense to test out the service. According to The Washington Post , law enforcement officials now utilizing this technology aren't breaking the bank to access it. Beyond its claim that facial recognition threatens freedom, particularly among minority communities, the ACLU contends that facial recognition algorithms are prone to bias. (more...)
Madras HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper plant, day after protest Madras HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper plant, day after protest
- May 23, 2018

The Congress chief had in a tweet yesterday said that the gunning down of people is a "brutal example of state sponsored terrorism ". Governor, Chief Minister and several leaders reacted to incident. Shares of Vedanta fell 6% on Wednesday on reports that nine people were killed in police firing after protests against the closure of Vedanta group's Sterlite Copper plant turned violent in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21 Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21
- May 18, 2018

Dubbed "To infinity and more", the phone is might come with a near bezel-less display . If rumours are anything to be believed, the Galaxy J6 will feature a 5.6-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 720x1480 pixels, which is surprising since even budget devices at this age offer a better display . (more...)
PayPal in advanced talks to buy Sweden's iZettle PayPal in advanced talks to buy Sweden's iZettle
- May 18, 2018

Today, small-business owners around the world use iZettle's powerfully simple services to improve the speed and ease of payments at checkout, business management, sales analytics, customer engagement, and funding. In the past few years, PayPal had to face the competition from companies like Stripe and Square, and the company has to expand the game in order to keep the monopoly going. (more...)
Samsung beefs up the Galaxy S9's color pallet with red and gold Samsung beefs up the Galaxy S9's color pallet with red and gold
- May 17, 2018

Now, other than the color change, these two Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units are completely identical to its siblings. Talking about the price, the A-series duo could be priced between Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000. There's also a 7MP selfie camera while the rear camera will have a 12MP snapper. The front snapper is a 16MP camera with EIS. There's no Touch ID on this handset and the Face Unlock feature can be utilized to be able to unlock the phone . (more...)
Tencent shares rise after Q1 profit beats Tencent shares rise after Q1 profit beats
- May 17, 2018

Tencent's margins rose or fell last quarter depending on what's included. Tencent has exclusive release rights for PUBG in China but says the game is "yet to be monetized", implying future additional revenue stream from the title. There's an argument to be made for stripping out extraneous items because Tencent runs the games and social side of the business itself, but doesn't have direct control over investees. (more...)
Fox Releases Trailers for 'Last Man Standing' & More 2018-2019 Shows Fox Releases Trailers for 'Last Man Standing' & More 2018-2019 Shows
- May 16, 2018

The network revived the ABC show but canceled many fan favorites in the process. "I think it was based on a variety of factors", she explained. We ordered it throughout five seasons, which is a great length of time for a single camera comedy. (more...)
After acquiring Flipkart, Here's what Walmart needs to face in India After acquiring Flipkart, Here's what Walmart needs to face in India
- May 15, 2018

The offer from the Bengaluru-headquartered company comes close on the heels of US-based retailer Walmart buying close to 77 percent stake for roughly $16 billion. The speculations for Walmart acquiring a considerable Flipkart share was in the news for some time now. "We protested when Walmart and Bharti Enterprises announced a tie-up and ensured that they did not set up shop in Tamil Nadu and now Walmart is trying a similar initiative", said S. (more...)
Daddy Mahesh Bhatt has the flawless Monday motivation message for Alia Bhatt Daddy Mahesh Bhatt has the flawless Monday motivation message for Alia Bhatt
- May 15, 2018

We all are pleasantly shocked. What has to be seen though is how well does the Alia Bhatt starrer capitalize now from this point on? Since then, the young girl has pulled off awe-inspiring performances in films like 2 States , Udta Punjab, Kapoor and Sons, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and we are sure Raazi will be equally good. (more...)
Koji Igarashi's Koji Igarashi's "Bloodstained" Goes 8-Bit in Spinoff Game
- May 14, 2018

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon applies the retro feel experienced in the classic Castlevania games on the NES, featuring low fidelity sprites and world art. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game and also may effect the ending. In Curse of the Moon's launch trailer, producer Koji Igarashi said that backers who pledged a particular amount should already have access to codes, which can be retrieved via the official home page or a private ... (more...)
How to activate and use the gesture navigation How to activate and use the gesture navigation
- May 11, 2018

According to Google, Duplex is a "new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry our "real world" tasks over the phone ". Tap on the menu icon in the top left corner of the display, locate the Google Assistant subheading and then select More settings. (more...)
Apple to block 'cracking' used by law enforcement to unlock iPhones Apple to block 'cracking' used by law enforcement to unlock iPhones
- May 10, 2018

The FBI subsequently gained access to the iPhone through the services of a private firm known as Cellebrite. However, the latest announcement appears to reiterate that the company is serious about retaining the notch design in its upcoming iPhones. (more...)
After skipping Kentucky Derby, Quip officially in field for 143rd Preakness After skipping Kentucky Derby, Quip officially in field for 143rd Preakness
- May 10, 2018

Baffert was foreshadowing just what an upside awaits Justify . He came back and he really wasn't that exhausted. "I mean he's full of himself". He knows he's a stud. Quip won the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and finished second to Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby . "That was probably his best race". Justify won the event by two-and-one-half lengths, and he finished the race in 2:04.20. (more...)
ZTE working to solve USA component sales ban - and save the company ZTE working to solve USA component sales ban - and save the company
- May 10, 2018

Employees at ZTE's headquarters in the southern Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen were cagey about speaking to reporters after the ban was announced, but some voiced concerns. ZTE may not be the most well-known brand in the United States, but just last year it was the fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the region, and it has offered some mold-breaking products such as last year's dual-screened Axon M . (more...)
Walmart to provide only 7 days' worth of opioids for some patients Walmart to provide only 7 days' worth of opioids for some patients
- May 09, 2018

National pharmacy retailers have increasingly been proactive in addressing the wave of opioid addiction that has decimated communities across the US, providing services ranging from counseling to sites and methods that allow for the safe disposal of medications . (more...)
Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse
- May 09, 2018

The company also said that as of January 1, 2020, Walmart and Sam's Club will require e-prescriptions for controlled substances. They said that e-prescriptions are proven to be less prone to errors and cannot be altered or copied, and they can be tracked electronically. (more...)
Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system Volvo plans to embed Google services in next-generation infotainment system
- May 08, 2018

If you're the type of person who absolutely must use Google Maps, even if you have a fully functional navigation system in your vehicle, then Volvo's latest news will be right up your alley. "The Google partnership to be entered into is an important strategic alliance for Volvo Cars", Henrik Green said. Apps and services developed by Google and Volvo Cars are embedded in the vehicle, plus thousands of additional apps are available through the Google Play Store that is optimized and adapted for ... (more...)
HTC confirms its next flagship phone is coming this month HTC confirms its next flagship phone is coming this month
- May 05, 2018

Flagship smartphones in 2018 have not disappointed so far. Although the image teased by HTC does not reveal much about the purported new smartphone, from what we can tell, the new device would feature four camera sensors, a fingerprint sensor and a microSD slot. (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ Challenges Galaxy S9 With High-Powered Components, Design LG G7 ThinQ Challenges Galaxy S9 With High-Powered Components, Design
- May 05, 2018

The next addition to the V-Series is set to be the V35 ThinQ and, right on cue, we may have our first look at the phone . We know it will be sold by retailers and mobile carriers but we just found out AT&T won't be joining this summer. (more...)