Saturday April 21-st, 2018

Twitter Wants All Users to Undergo the Verification Process Twitter Wants All Users to Undergo the Verification Process

It will probably be a while before all real users get a checkmark, however, as Dorsey said the priority is verification around candidates in the 2020 United States election. During Thursday's Q&A, company officials said they were rethinking the "co...

Amazon to quiet Alexa's cackling Amazon to quiet Alexa's cackling

You can notice this by the blue ring on an Echo or other Echo device staying lit up. It is interesting to note that the latest addition of a feature comes just a few days after, several Amazon Echo speaker users reported a unusual bug where Alexa ...

Snapchat & Instagram remove Giphy feature over racist gif Snapchat & Instagram remove Giphy feature over racist gif

A similar racist GIF was spotted in Facebook-owned Instagram too. The offensive content in it includes a monkey cranking a machine which says "N***** Crime Death Counter", with an announcer saying "Keep Cranking Bonzo, the Numbers Just Keep on Cl...

Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games Gabe Newell says Valve is now making NEW games

Either way, though, it sounds like Valve is back in the games business. Newell's statement doesn't clarify if there are projects in the works beyond those games , but nature of the statement does seem to indicate that there are things coming we do...

Google Maps Will Turn into MARIO KART for Mario Day Google Maps Will Turn into MARIO KART for Mario Day

As soon as that is enabled, you will notice that the navigation arrow has morphed into Mario . For its part, Nintendo is celebrating Mario Day with a more traditional offering: between March 10th and March 25th, you can get 50% off Super Mario ...

US Intel Chief: No 'Coherent Strategy' to Thwart 2018 Russian Election Meddling US Intel Chief: No 'Coherent Strategy' to Thwart 2018 Russian Election Meddling

Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., to clarify the instructions the president gave him to "do it", Coats said his comments were made in the context of the cyber-issue, not Russian election meddling. He said the Trump administration's national security team was d...

Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud Martin Shkreli sentenced to 7 years in prison for fraud

Shkreli is not a child", Kasulis said. " Pharma Bro " Martin Shkreli cried like a baby before he was sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors. Attorney Richard Donoghue. His actions prompted a rebuke from Hillary Clinton , t...

'Jurassic World' Gets Its Own 'Pokemon Go'-Style Mobile Game 'Jurassic World' Gets Its Own 'Pokemon Go'-Style Mobile Game

Since Michael Crichton first opened the gates to those unsafe dinos with his Jurassic Park novel, there has been a whole movie franchise, more merchandise that you shake a raptor claw at, comic books, and many video games of varying success.

Mueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with Russian Federation Mueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with Russian Federation

The meeting was a chance encounter not a planned discussion, Prince later described to congressional investigators. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Washington Post said that a witness cooperating with Mueller has told investigator...

Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle priced at Tesla-rivaling $70495 Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle priced at Tesla-rivaling $70495

Compare this to the Tesla electric SUV, the Model X, which starts around $82,000. As an electric crossover, it was only natural to compare the I-Pace to the Tesla Model X , but without USA pricing, it was hard to tell how accurate the comparisons ...

Broadcom dangles 5G promise to save Qualcomm deal Broadcom dangles 5G promise to save Qualcomm deal

The Qualcomm inquiry comes as lawmakers in Washington are considering a bill that would toughen national security reviews of overseas deals by broadening CFIUS's authority. As a result, the company argued, it should not be subject to a committee ...

Mercedes-AMG Hands CLS The Ultimate Sports Makeover! Mercedes-AMG Hands CLS The Ultimate Sports Makeover!

The auto has AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive support with new, aerodynamically-optimized AMG light-alloy designs. The 2018 Mercedes C-Class facelift was revealed last month, and now it's the turn of the "lesser" AMG C-Class - the Merce...

Amazon discounts Prime membership for Medicaid recipients Amazon discounts Prime membership for Medicaid recipients

Prime members can typically have goods delivered free in two days, with many items available for one-day or same-day shipping. Industry analysts believe Amazon is maneuvering both to expand its Prime membership numbers, and to go after people who...

March's Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices March's Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Google has posted both the OTA's and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. As per usual, the Security Bulletin for March contains patches for critical vulnerabilities in Android - a lot of them still found in the media fram...

Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled Hack that made some Spotify accounts Premium for free is being disabled

Despite Spotify's claim that it still believes the "Ad-Supported Service is a strong and viable stand-alone product with considerable long-term opportunity for growth", Spotify has acknowledged that it sees its free streaming business "as a funnel" t...

Geneva Motor Show: BMW reveals M8 Grand Coupe Concept Geneva Motor Show: BMW reveals M8 Grand Coupe Concept

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show , BMW revealed the new Concept M8 Gran Coupe , the latest in a line of BMW 8 Series teasers. We all know the BMW 8-Series is real and on its way, but we have yet to see a production version without camouflage...

Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway to again present Oscars Best Picture Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway to again present Oscars Best Picture

Even 2017 Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel will be returning 'cos as his Oscar promo showed, he clearly has unfinished business. One year on and just days away from the 90th Academy Awards , we revisit the biggest blunder in Oscars history.

Samsung Partners Sephora to Boost Galaxy S9 Profile Samsung Partners Sephora to Boost Galaxy S9 Profile

The Samsung Galaxy S9 +, on the otherhand, is bit bigger and comes in a 6.2 inch size. With the antecedents of sales in the phone's previous models, there are high expectations that the latest would drive sales in magnitude in Nigeria going by the...

Flu Activity Slowing Down, But Still Widespread — CDC Flu Activity Slowing Down, But Still Widespread — CDC

Additionally, 17 flu-related pediatric deaths have been reported for week 8, bringing the total for this season up to 114. The Immunization Monitoring Program Active or (IMPACT) network, which is made up of experts from pediatric hospitals, provide...

Silicon Valley's White Male Panic Takes Root at Google Silicon Valley's White Male Panic Takes Root at Google

He also alleged that late previous year, management deleted emails and other digital records of diversity requirements. Google says they will fight the lawsuit and their hiring processes favour the merit of the candidates over their identitie...

Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring

With roots in mythology about good triumphing over evil, the festival has been celebrated for centuries . Girls apply colour on each other during Holi festivities at the Swaminarayan Mandir in Karachi. Celebrations started 40 days ahead of t...

Amazon's Alexa is down for everyone right now Amazon's Alexa is down for everyone right now

To get a culturally aware translation, the user must be a little more specific when talking to Alexa. "Asking the virtual assistant, "Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?" would solicit a different response and ton...

Europe Asks Social Networks to Remove Terrorist Content Within an Hour Europe Asks Social Networks to Remove Terrorist Content Within an Hour

Member states and companies are required to submit relevant details regarding terrorist content within three months, and other illegal content within a six-month period. Thursday's recommendations warns tech companies to remove content faster or fa...

Instant Pot Recalls 104000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers Instant Pot Recalls 104000 Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicookers

No injuries were reported. When the hit NBC series "This is Us" finally revealed that the show's beloved patriarch Jack's death was due to a faulty slow cooker, the internet expressed their grief by threatening to chuck their own slow cookers in so...

Stage Set For Oscars To mark Year Eclipsed By #MeToo Stage Set For Oscars To mark Year Eclipsed By #MeToo

Also, it should be noted that Paul Thomas Anderson is a genius, so it's a very strong category this year. He called the Oscars the "White People's Choice Awards" and noted that if they had nominated potential hosts, "I wouldn't have this job".

Amazon buys smart doorbell maker Amazon buys smart doorbell maker

All of that is clearly of interest to Amazon that has also been evincing a keen interest in IoT devices, smart connected homes as well as connected home security apparatus. Cloud Cam ties in with Amazon Key , a program that gives delivery personn...

We Won't Penalize Peaceful Gun Control Protesters We Won't Penalize Peaceful Gun Control Protesters

The walkout , March For Our Lives , is scheduled to take place on March 24. If students choose to protest in other ways rather than a walkout, they are allowed to hold peaceful sit-in demonstrations on campus, according to the ACLU.

Injustice 2 - Legendary Edition Brings Everything Together Next Month Injustice 2 - Legendary Edition Brings Everything Together Next Month

In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth's existence at risk. Finally, a series of game enhancements will become available. Legendary Edition will be priced at $59.99. Injustice 2 offers the latest DC fighting game e...

McLaren Senna bares it all in Geneva with carbon-fiber look McLaren Senna bares it all in Geneva with carbon-fiber look

McLaren Special Operations has worked its magic on the Senna , creating the 'Carbon Theme' ahead of next week's Geneva motor show . The Carbon Theme is a showcase for McLaren's exposed carbon-fiber treatment, because you just gotta keep up ...

Feds reject NBC report on Russia's election hacking Feds reject NBC report on Russia's election hacking

News reported Tuesday that the intelligence was requested on the behest of former President Barack Obama during the last weeks of his administration. The US officials in the NBC report said several states were warned about the breaches before the 2...

[First Cut] Asus Zenfone 5 (2018): Banking on the X-Factor

The phone has a 6-inch 2,160x1,080 display, and an 80.3% screen-to-body ratio, which is commendable for a "lite" version. Unveiled at the end of 2017, Qualcomm billed its new processor as the premium mobile CPU it would offer in 2018, and it's ...

Samsung will Deliver Foldable Phone when it can Provide Best User Experience Samsung will Deliver Foldable Phone when it can Provide Best User Experience

In front , it has an 8-megapixel sensor of aperture f/1.7 with auto-focus. The S9 holds a 4GB RAM memory, and the S9+ boasts of a 6GB RAM . The S9 camera can switch between two apertures, with the option for 28pc more light availability in ...

Is Apple working on a new line of high-quality headphones? Is Apple working on a new line of high-quality headphones?

In a weekend note to investors, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Cupertino plans on introducing at least one new pair of Apple-branded over-the-ear headphones before the end of the year. However, the expected design language of the device is not yet k...

Final Fantasy XV gets PC demo, Half-Life crossover Final Fantasy XV gets PC demo, Half-Life crossover

As for the space required, you will only need 21 GB free to install the demo . Here's the release trailer which again highlights the visual bells and whistles coming to Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition . Plus, it'll serve as a nice benchmark to s...

Samsung unveils new flagship Galaxy S9, S9+ smartphones at MWC Samsung unveils new flagship Galaxy S9, S9+ smartphones at MWC

Phone Arena said that there could be a lens for wide-angle photography, another one for extremely low-light environments, and so on. At this point, we've seen the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 + so many times that it seems like Samsung announced the...

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