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Facebook says it's testing "downvote", not dislike button

Facebook says it's testing The test is running for 5 percent of Android users in the US with language set to English. He accepted some responsibility for forces dividing people in the US and worldwide. The social network giant confirmed the news to TechCrunch but insisted this feature would not be the "dislike" button that has been widely requested. [Full Article...]

NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship

NASA Exhibits the Most Distant Images Taken by a Spaceship This record was previously held by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft which took snapshots of the famous " Pale Blue Dot " from a distance of nearly 3.75 billion miles away from earth. It performed an unprecedented flyby study of the Pluto system in 2015, offering a dramatic view of the dwarf planet and its satellites . New Horizons is only the fifth man-made spacecraft to ever travel beyond t... [Full Article...]

Our First Look At Injustice 2's Ninja Turtles In Action

Our First Look At Injustice 2's Ninja Turtles In Action Equipping the bo staff, sai, katana or nunchucks chooses whether you'll be playing as Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, or Michelangelo. NetherRealm Studios has delivered the radical news that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be added to Injustice 2 later this month. [Full Article...]

Tesla brought back to Earth by record quarterly loss

Tesla brought back to Earth by record quarterly loss Starman and his Roadster ended up taking their unprecedented drive because Musk wanted something more exciting than the concrete blocks typically used as mass simulators strapped to SpaceX's Falcon Heavy on the big rocket's first test flight. [Full Article...]

Google introduces personalised movies in time for Valentine's Day

Google introduces personalised movies in time for Valentine's Day Now it looks like Google is taking it one step further, by introducing a new feature that will let users create themed videos. "A themed movie brings together photos about a loved one or an important event, and expertly edits them together and sets them to music", Google product manager Julia Winn wrote in a blog post. [Full Article...]

Dontnod's Vampyr dated for June

Dontnod's Vampyr dated for June Dontnod revealed the release date for Vampyr as June 5 in the final installment of their webseries Dontnod Presents Vampyr - Stories from the Dark . You can watch the latest episode below. Vampyr is set just after the end of WWI, with Jonathan E. Reid returning home from the front to find London in the grips of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. [Full Article...]

BSE Closes 300 Points Above at 34413, Nifty at 10576

BSE Closes 300 Points Above at 34413, Nifty at 10576 Sensex started gaining momentum in afternoon trade and rallied over 482 points on continued buying by domestic funds and recovery in the rupee amid higher Asian markets. The day remained good for indexes like Sun Pharma, Dr. Reddy's, State Bank of India, Axis Bank and HDFC gained which gained 1.5 per cent to 6 per cent during the day. [Full Article...]

Snapchat faces backlash over the new user interface from its users

Snapchat faces backlash over the new user interface from its users Users choose from 150 templates that add animal ears, sparkles, or the Snapchat dancing hot dog to their face from the Create-Your-Own-Lens maker on web and iOS . These have been moved to the new Friends page, where they sit alongside regular Snaps and messages. You might be one of them. Over 9 million people in the Middle East use Snapchat frequently spending an average of 30 minutes per d... [Full Article...]

Original Google Pixel owners take Google to court over microphone issues

Original Google Pixel owners take Google to court over microphone issues Google has finally turned on Pixel Visual Core for Pixel 2 users. Google is being sued for allegedly selling Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones knowing they were faulty in 2016. According to CopperheadOS, instead of using the Pixel Visual Core chip, the Google Camera app in second-gen Pixel smartphones uses the DSP (Digitial Signal Processor) of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chip and still give... [Full Article...]

Why is the first modern Briton called Cheddar Man?

Why is the first modern Briton called Cheddar Man? However, in-depth examination of the DNA data and facial reconstruction of the fossil, showed that Cheddar Man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair. To reach this conclusion, researchers extracted DNA from the bone powder in the skeleton's skull. Since the time that the skeleton was unearthed, dozens of theories had been put fort... [Full Article...]

New Overwatch Year of the Dog Skins

New Overwatch Year of the Dog Skins Aligning with the Lunar New Year, Blizzard has created a series of new skins based off Chinese mythology. As if that wasn't enough, the game for this event is Capture the Flag, and there will be a competitive Capture the Flag mode with a brand new map, Ayutthaya. [Full Article...]

Grand Theft Auto V Sets Another Incredible Sales Record

Grand Theft Auto V Sets Another Incredible Sales Record Finally, Zelnick considered that the overall success of Grand Theft Auto V and its online component is a product of the quality and the great experience that they have provided to the players because, he assured, there are no "secret sauce" to succeed in the industry. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Making Room in Windows 10 for Progressive Web Apps

Microsoft Making Room in Windows 10 for Progressive Web Apps Progressive Web Apps work now on recent Windows Insider Program builds of Windows 10, and they should ship as a default to everyone "later this year". Now, the company is enlisting Windows 10 S users to the cause. The search process to make that happen has been ongoing for about a year, and Microsoft has already reviewed "nearly 1.5 million candidates" for inclusion the store. [Full Article...]

Jaguar to build 25 'new' D-Types in original Le Mans specification

Jaguar to build 25 'new' D-Types in original Le Mans specification Coming to replace the C-Type, Jaguar's D-Type kept the 3.4-liter XK engine, but engineers slapped it with triple Weber carburetors, bumping the power output to 245 hp. "And it's just as spectacular today", said Tim Hanning, director of JLR Classic. Such performance, combined with the slippery shape, helped the D-Type reach speeds in excess of 160mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, where it ... [Full Article...]

Pornhub is outlawing AI-generated porn because it's nonconsensual

Pornhub is outlawing AI-generated porn because it's nonconsensual The disturbing videos look strikingly real as a result of a sophisticated machine learning algorithm, which uses photographs to create human masks that are then overlaid on top of adult film footage. Since GIF-sharing site Gfycat and major porn streaming provider PornHub both banned deepfakes last week, celebrity porn creators have been looking for new places to host their wares. [Full Article...]

Here are all 157 new emojis coming to smartphones later this year

Here are all 157 new emojis coming to smartphones later this year In what is definitely the biggest news to hit the state of ME possibly ever, there will soon be an official lobster emoji. "A new lobster emoji would fill a necessary and unique void in the current Emoji List, and, should it be added, appears destined for significant usage by lobster fans around the world", King wrote in his letter to the consortium, according to the publication. [Full Article...]

Today Analysts Focus on CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

Today Analysts Focus on CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), The Walt Disney Company (DIS) American Electric Power Company, Inc. KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has risen 69.35% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 24.50% the S&P500. Akamai Tech had 82 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CAT in report on Friday, September 25 with "Market Perform" rating. [Full Article...]

Google brings back Nest into the fold, teams up with hardware team

Google brings back Nest into the fold, teams up with hardware team In other words, they're rolling Nest under the Google/Alphabet umbrella after all. One problem is that Nest and Google overlap in the smart home space as subsidiaries under Alphabet . But Google now wants to ensure its voice assistant works with both new and existing, non-Google-Assistant-compatible products. In November, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google was considering bringing... [Full Article...]

Porsche investing 6 billion euros in EV & hybrid tech by 2022

Porsche investing 6 billion euros in EV & hybrid tech by 2022 The Volkswagen-owned manufacturer will be using that extra investment across the brand, including putting more money into the Mission E project, which will see the new all-electric sports vehicle come with nearly 600bhp and over 300 miles of range. [Full Article...]

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro Is Already Available for US Preorders

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro Is Already Available for US Preorders For example, the Mate 10 Pro smoked the Note 8 in a video editing test we conducted back when we reviewed the phone last fall, transcoding a 4K clip to 1080p in 58 seconds compared to the Samsung's time of 1:04. Priced at $799.99, Huawei threw in an extra incentive, and you'll get a $150 gift card to whichever retailer that you purchase it from. In addition, Huawei has started United States ... [Full Article...]


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