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Apple Watch launching this fall with larger display, says analyst

Apple Watch launching this fall with larger display, says analyst The report also expects upgrades to the health sensors for improved health monitoring, while predicting lowering of prices for older models to help drive Apple Watch sales to new highs. New Apple Watch models will be available to order on apple.com later this month in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the US. [Full Article...]

VW Cross Sport Concept previews a 5-passenger Atlas for 2019

VW Cross Sport Concept previews a 5-passenger Atlas for 2019 A Volkswagen spokesman declined to say whether the hybridized powertrain would make it into the production model. The company says that 54 percent of its US sales already are being generated by the new-for-2018 Tiguan compact SUV and the current three-row Atlas mid-size family SUV. [Full Article...]

FCC Chairman Proposes to Prohibit Purchases From Security Threat-Vulnerable Firms

FCC Chairman Proposes to Prohibit Purchases From Security Threat-Vulnerable Firms The Defense Department barred Huawei and ZTE telecommunications equipment and services, or any other telecommunications equipment connected to the Chinese or Russian government from its networks, and the federal government has barred Kaspersky software. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-AMG C63 Family Arrives With Six Variants

Mercedes-AMG C63 Family Arrives With Six Variants Visually, the facelifted model adopts the AMG-specific radiator trim with vertical louvres in chrome, a design feature which is spreading across AMG models to create further differentiation with standard Mercedes models. An AMG menu has been added so the driver can all up various gauges and settings too, including a g-force gauge, lap timer, and current vehicle status. [Full Article...]

SUV goes SVR: new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is here for 2018

SUV goes SVR: new Jaguar F-Pace SVR is here for 2018 The "SVR" badge is tops in the Jaguar den, and the pinnacle of output from the Special Vehicle Operations division. Aerodynamic requirements are taken care of via huge air intakes at the front, and vents behind the front wheels that reduce the pressure build-up caused by swirling vortices in that area, but also reduce lift and provide the extra cooling the SVR's hard-working brakes need. [Full Article...]

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor Now, it looks like Google being an acquisition of Tenor to improve its GIF capabilities. Rather than simply using it to find an image of something in particular, users are also running a search in Images to actually find information about the topic. [Full Article...]

NASA announces more delays for giant space telescope

NASA announces more delays for giant space telescope NASA announced the latest delay Tuesday. This new delay is caused by a combination of new issues as well as a better understanding of the severity of those previous problems. "Webb is the highest priority project for the agency's Science Mission Directorate, and the largest worldwide space science project in USA history", acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said in the release. [Full Article...]

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): What's the Story?

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): What's the Story? The institutional investor held 178,844 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.30 million, down from 184,449 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Maine-based Schroder Invest Mngmt has invested 0% in NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ). Mitsubishi Ufj & Corporation, a Japan-based fund reported 1.11 million shares. [Full Article...]

Far Cry 5 Post-Launch DLC Plans Detailed by Ubisoft

Far Cry 5 Post-Launch DLC Plans Detailed by Ubisoft Of course, once you get a physical copy, you'll likely have to install the game anyway, which will take additional time. This allows the player maximum freedom in determining how they choose to play the game, rather than being tasked with specific objectives and quests like in some other action games. [Full Article...]

A guide to Facebook's widening crisis over user data

A guide to Facebook's widening crisis over user data Zuckerberg's lengthy post laid out a number of steps the company would take to regain user trust. You may have first read about the Cambridge Analytica story on Facebook itself. An early mentor to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told FOX Business that regulating the leading tech giants in Silicon Valley will be detrimental to the internet . [Full Article...]

Niagara Falls go dark for Earth Hour

Niagara Falls go dark for Earth Hour Niagara Falls was one of the many iconic locations around the globe that went dark on Saturday to mark the fourth annual Earth Hour, organized by the conservation organization WWF. After the United States announced its intent to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in June 2017, Earth Hour's symbolism is more important than ever before. [Full Article...]

Interested In Stock? Read This First: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)

The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $49.3. It has outperformed by 45.93% the S&P500. Castleark Management Llc decreased its stake in Adobe Sys Inc (ADBE) by 25.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. [Full Article...]

Mozilla yanks ads from Facebook due to Cambridge Analytica scandal

Mozilla yanks ads from Facebook due to Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook will also provide a new tool making it easier for users to see which apps have access to their information, and to revoke that access. You can limit this as follows. There was nothing here that was that unexpected or alarming. Once again, the "delete Facebook" memes and status updates are spreading around the internet like wildfire following the revelation that Facebook user data... [Full Article...]

New Square Enix studio is led by Hajime Tabata

New Square Enix studio is led by Hajime Tabata The publisher announced today the formation of Luminous Productions , which will be led by Tabata and initially staffed by members of the Final Fantasy XV team. The listings on the Luminous website seems to, also be looking for talent to work on AAA class games. "The next project I want to do is a completely new IP", he told us then. [Full Article...]

Apple iPad education event

Apple iPad education event In traditional fashion, the Apple Store is down ahead of Apple's announcements at today's event at Lane Tech High School in Chicago . This new device served as the headliner of Apple's event , and it renews Apple's attempt to win over educators and students. [Full Article...]

Huawei's P20 Pro has three rear cameras… and a notch

Huawei's P20 Pro has three rear cameras… and a notch The primary sensor will be accompanied by another 8-megapixel sensor for 5X hybrid zoom (which combined optical zoom and digital zoom). In addition to the Mate phones, which Huawei targets at executives, the company also has its P-series flagships, built with creative types in mind. [Full Article...]

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says AggregateIQ worked on software to find Republican voters

Christopher Wylie , the former employee of Cambridge Analytica who alleged that the data firm had harvested data from 50 million Facebook users, told Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom that he believes his predecessor at the firm was poisoned in a Kenyan hotel room after a deal went wrong. [Full Article...]

First Indexing Out Of Testing, Hitting Select Sites

First Indexing Out Of Testing, Hitting Select Sites Things first started to change at the start of the 2010s, when the continuous proliferation of mobile devices led Google to implement the first modifications to its search algorithm in the form of "Mobile Friendly" labels that appeared next to search results leading to mobile versions of sites. [Full Article...]

WhatsApp for Android Now Lets You Scan QR Codes to Make Payments

WhatsApp for Android Now Lets You Scan QR Codes to Make Payments Once the bugs are fixed, these features are likely to come to the main app. Clients can go to Settings on WhatsApp , trailed by Payments, New Payments and pick Scan QR code as the option. However, there have been concerns over the security of the platform, and its adherance to UPI's interoperability. Now the chat app is adding the QR code payments feature which has been existing on Paytm for ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge Released For iPad And Android Tablets

Microsoft Edge Released For iPad And Android Tablets In a blog post on Monday, Microsoft boasts: "What makes Microsoft Edge really stand out is the ability to continue on your PC, allowing you to open a web page from your phone right on to your PC". The brief beta testing period is now over as Microsoft has rolled out the latest updates for the Edge app on iOS and Android which brings full support for tablets on the platforms. [Full Article...]


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