Thursday December 14-th, 2017

Judge seeks criminal probe in Waymo v Uber clash Judge seeks criminal probe in Waymo v Uber clash

A US judge called for an investigation Thursday into accusations Uber's self-driving subsidiary Otto stole trade secrets from Waymo, Google's driverless auto team. "I've never seen a record this strong in 42 years", wrote Alsup. The ride-hailing co...

Facebook down: Worldwide website outage leaves users twiddling thumbs Facebook down: Worldwide website outage leaves users twiddling thumbs

Users on the west coast of the United States also reported problems. A Facebook representative in Thailand issued a statement admitting there was a brief outage, without giving any clear details why. The Twitter hashtag #facebookdown trended. Aft...

Buy 'Honor 8 Lite' in India via retail stores Buy 'Honor 8 Lite' in India via retail stores

But to give it a premium look, the phone has a metal frame and a glass back. However, the Honor 8 Lite is a mid-range device and that fantastic flatback dual-camera setup that we saw on the Honor 8 is missing in this younger sibling. Priced at Rs. 1...

Rumour: The next Far Cry could be a Western Rumour: The next Far Cry could be a Western

Far Cry 5 - or whatever subtitle Ubisoft wants to give it - has reportedly been outed thanks to the Great Falls Tribune publishing a story about a film crew shooting a live-action trailer for an unannounced game in Montana. Jeff Guillot, a produce...

Lawmakers Battle Over Whether New Health Care Bill Hurts Vets Lawmakers Battle Over Whether New Health Care Bill Hurts Vets

No new estimate was published prior to Thursday's vote, although one is expected before the Senate considers the bill. In 2012, researchers analyzed the results of the first midterm election that took place after the Affordable Care Act pas...

LG X Power2 with 4500mAh battery releasing globally this month LG X Power2 with 4500mAh battery releasing globally this month

The LG X power2 is a mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Also, LG promises that the phone can charge up to 50 percent in an hour and full charge in two hours. The 5 megapixel front camera tries to make up for its disma...

Surface Pro 5 Specs and Release Date

It's just a high-quality, well-designed product with its own sense of style. The news will come as sour news to Surface fans who will have been waiting years for an update to the Surface Pro range. If any upcoming Surface-branded smartphone inclu...

Snapchat with Latest Update Supports Limitless Snaps

But that's actually a sequential decline from the fourth quarter, when it posted $165.7 million in revenue. That was about eight years after Facebook's first advertising product. When it went public Snapchat's parent company promised investors grow...

New iPhone 8 Release Date Rumor Is a Big Relief New iPhone 8 Release Date Rumor Is a Big Relief

In others words, those speculations suggested that the original launch schedule of August-September wouldn't be followed this year. "TSMC will begin to fabricate the wafer starts needed for the production of A11 processors on June 10 and to deliver...

God of War 4 Set to Be Revealed at E3 2017 God of War 4 Set to Be Revealed at E3 2017

God of War PS4 will be showed at E3 2017 where Sony is expected to discuss a final release date. As seen in the image below, folks can find a screenshot of the listing on Gaming Replay's site for the sake of posterity should it end up being rem...

Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia

The block of Wikipedia raises another concern, as it rejects the fundamental right of access to information. "Turkish people, I will always stand with you and fight for this right". "Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they ...

Google to unveil details about the Android 'O' Beta this month

If our guess is right, the Android O Beta will go live as soon as the Google I/O keynote and the introduction of Android O are done at the conference, so stay tuned for more updates later towards the end of the month. A good security app should inclu...

Oculus is winding down VR Story Studio Oculus is winding down VR Story Studio

The studio's shorts-Lost, Henry , and Dear Angelica-were polished appetizers created to whet the appetite of the film community for a full course of immersive narrative that VR could offer. The Oculus Story Studio has 50 employees who are being...

Tablet Sales Drop 8.5% in Q1, Tenth Straight Quarterly Decline Tablet Sales Drop 8.5% in Q1, Tenth Straight Quarterly Decline

Apple's interest in the tablet space is not as enthusiastic as it once was. Strategy Analytics , which reported similar market shares, said growth had evaporated for Microsoft and its Surface tablets after a number of strong quarters. Apple sold...

Microsoft's Surface Laptop is ridiculously expensive in the UK

Windows 10 S offers speed, with the operating system capable of booting in just 15 seconds. In a separate blog post yesterday, Microsoft's Myerson said that the new Windows 10 S operating system was built to address issues raised by teachers and ...

Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list

Level third will be life threatening behaviour of passengers, such as damage to aircraft operating system, physical violence such as choking or murderous attempt or assault to flight compartment, Choubey said. The new rules brought under No-Fly list ...

Friend sent you a Google Doc? Don't open it! Friend sent you a Google Doc? Don't open it!

Google is adding anti-phishing security checks to Gmail for Android. It is interesting that Google released these checks right after Google Docs were targeted by a phishing scam. "There's no further action users need to take regarding this even...

Determining the stand-point of: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) Determining the stand-point of: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD)

The 52-Week High confirms a value of -14.47% * with the 52-Week Low of 285.51% *. According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at 1.94 percent, SMA50 is -0.23 percent, while SMA200 is 40.69 percent. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hol...

Top court upholds death sentence for rape that shocked India

The matter was heard by the zenith court seat headed by Justice Dipak Misra and comprising of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan . "I am against death penalty in principle because of the selective nature of judicial process in our country".

Twilio Earnings Beat, Guidance Falls Short, Stock Plummets Twilio Earnings Beat, Guidance Falls Short, Stock Plummets

That compares to consensus for $370 million and negative 16 cents per share. Shares in the cloud-communications company have fallen 27 percent in after-hours trading. Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 17.64%. Now, the first qua...

2 arrested for sharing morphed pic of Modi on WhatsApp 2 arrested for sharing morphed pic of Modi on WhatsApp

He was arrested too, but later released on bail, reports India Today . The police is now making efforts to nab the third accused, Bala Krishna, who is on the run. The police, who registered the case, acted swiftly and made this arrest. Deliberatel...

Darksiders 3 Details And Screenshots Leaked On Amazon Darksiders 3 Details And Screenshots Leaked On Amazon

Fury is only one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse and has appeared in previous entries of the series. Video game stories from other sites on the web. Darksiders III is the long-anticipated, third chapter in the critically-acclaimed Darksi...

Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter - below expectations Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter - below expectations

The company boosted its capital return program by $US50 billion ($66.4 billion), increasing its share repurchase authorisation by $US35 billion and raising its quarterly dividend by 10.5 per cent. "The demand was much stronger for the 7 Plus than we ...

THAAD in South Korea THAAD in South Korea

The top U.S. commander in the Pacific, Admiral Harry Harris, said on Wednesday the system would become operational "in coming days". "China and Russian Federation will take further action to counter this and to safeguard their security interests an...

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

The leak included detailed evidence that a string of major financial firms in Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Syria, Yemen, and the Palestinian territories, may have been hacked - or potentially targeted - by the USA government. This seems to have raised so...

Delhi BJP chief's house ransacked after road rage, 2 held Delhi BJP chief's house ransacked after road rage, 2 held

Tiwari said the "planned attack" with the involvement of police was to "threaten and terrorise" him as the assailants who came with sticks and iron rods even reached his bedroom when he was not at his at his North Avenue residence around 1.15 a.m.

Son of April the giraffe named Tajiri Son of April the giraffe named Tajiri

If this gets the most votes, the calf's keeper, Allysa, will get to name him. Alyssa is one of the handlers for April. The name was the winning entry in the zoo's online contest. Tajiri also means "hope" in Swahili. Swilley said the attention ...

Kerala among the least corrupt states in India, Karnataka tops the list Kerala among the least corrupt states in India, Karnataka tops the list

CMS Chairman N Bhaskara Rao said the key reasons for paying bribe in a public service remained consistent between 2005 and 2017 "indicating there has been little focus on ground level issues while addressing corruption". Launching the report in Delhi...

Prey PC launch and pre-load times Prey PC launch and pre-load times

Gameplay-wise, Prey plays like a first-person shooter, with futuristic guns and abilities that allow you to pull off incredible maneuvers and attacks that will give you the edge against the adaptable and horrifying Typhon. Bethesda went ahead and...

Haason Reddick in the Big Easy Haason Reddick in the Big Easy

He ran a 4.52-second 40-yard-dash while in Indianapolis and did 24 reps on the bench with his 32 3/4-inch arms. The Camden, New Jersey native garnered first-team all-conference recognition for head coach Matt Rhule as a senior, finishing third in the...

Tekken 7's boxing kangaroo nixed due to animal activists Tekken 7's boxing kangaroo nixed due to animal activists

Meanwhile, he also discussed the possibility of a Nintendo Switch port. According to Harada, the reasoning for all this is due to " animal activists " and the increasing sensitivity is something the developers over at Bandai Namco have noticed over...

Some Awesome & Not So Awesome Games Added to Xbox Backwards Compatibility Some Awesome & Not So Awesome Games Added to Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Dead Space has been fresh on my mind this whole week since watching Mark Brown's " The Design of Dead Space " video for his wonderful Game Maker's Toolkit series. The Xbox 360's 3D Ultra Minigolf, TimeShift and Commanders: Attack were all added to...

New Nintendo 2DS XL handheld games console unveiled New Nintendo 2DS XL handheld games console unveiled

Japan will also get the 2DS XL a little bit earlier, specifically on July 13. The New 2DS XL hits all the right checkboxes: it has a clamshell folding mechanism with dual XL screens, no pesky 3D gimmick, a faster processor, a C-stick, and the best ...

Acer announced the Leap Ware smartwatch, coming in July for $139 Acer announced the Leap Ware smartwatch, coming in July for $139

It offers diverse fitness tracking features and can monitor heart rate, stamina, stress/fatigue levels, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. Unlike some competing products, the Leap Ware wearable has between a three and five-day battery life enablin...

Sony Has Reportedly Severed Ties with Dr. Luke as Kesha Battle Continues Sony Has Reportedly Severed Ties with Dr. Luke as Kesha Battle Continues

Last spring, there were reports that Sony was looking to part ways with the producer in response to months of public pressure as the contentious legal clash with Kesha continued. The lawsuit also contained allegations of sexual harassment, gender...

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