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Ready Or Not, Twitter Is Doubling A Tweet's Character Limit To 280

Ready Or Not, Twitter Is Doubling A Tweet's Character Limit To 280 This 140-character limit, she says , is a cause of frustration for English users, but not Japanese users, because of the difference in language. We can expect Twitter to test other ways to engage its user base, to win the trust of new users, and to monetize the ever-increasing push to video on social platforms. [Full Article...]

GoPro Hero 6 Black shoots faster 4K video than your DSLR

GoPro Hero 6 Black shoots faster 4K video than your DSLR The new camera still shoots 12-megapixel photos, in JPG or RAW, and GoPro's Wide Dynamic Range mode. Thanks to a new and custom processor, Hero6 can also shoot slow motion with similar fluidity. The whole rig is waterproof down to 16 ft (5 m). Keep in mind that the GoPro Karma Drone has no obstacle detection capabilities, so you'll want to be mindful of exactly where the drone is followi... [Full Article...]

Ikea acquires TaskRabbit for handyman services

Ikea acquires TaskRabbit for handyman services An innovative sharing-economy on-demand platform, TaskRabbit connects consumers with skilled Taskers to handle everyday needs such as furniture assembly, moving and packing, general handyman work, and home improvements. TaskRabbit will also retain its ability to partner with other retailers outside of Ikea. "The purchase of TaskRabbit was fueled by Ikea's need to bolster its digital customer ser... [Full Article...]

Mukesh Ambani says data is the new oil, India largest consumer

Mukesh Ambani says data is the new oil, India largest consumer Mittal started his address at the inaugural India Mobile Congress (IMC) by referring to his industry peer as, "my dear friend Mukesh Ambani and all of you" after greeting the ministers and senior government functionaries. To achieve these goals, three items are required, thinks Ambani, and he believes that the government and telcos must work together to achieve said goals. [Full Article...]

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico

Trump waives cargo restrictions to speed help to Puerto Rico The review process will also include evaluating whether there's a lack of availability of US -flagged vessels. The Jones Act , a law that regulates maritime commerce, was signed in 1920. When it comes to Puerto Rico, there is a "sufficient capacity" of US ships, but limited port capacity to offload and transit needed goods, he said . [Full Article...]

FDA Pilot Project Aims at Quick Approvals for Medical Software

FDA Pilot Project Aims at Quick Approvals for Medical Software As MD+DI previously reported, the pilot program, which is part of FDA's Digital Health Innovation Action Plan , is meant to consider developer concerns, reduce regulatory burden, and determine metrics and quality standards that would qualify a company for precertification. [Full Article...]

National Football League and Facebook agree to deal to stream highlights and game recaps

National Football League and Facebook agree to deal to stream highlights and game recaps The NFL programming will be supported by unskippable mid-roll video ads. "Take a look at Amazon's recent purchase of the ATP tennis tour rights, or Twitter live streaming parts of the PGA golf tour, both of which had previously uninterrupted exclusivity on television". [Full Article...]

Fergie: 'Mario Lopez was a little player'

Fergie: 'Mario Lopez was a little player' In the same interview with Cohen, Fergie also revealed that she's "open to love" after her split from husband Josh Duhamel , though she admitted that it's still "too soon" to be dating (via People ). "We went to Hawaii together, but we were never serious". Fergie gave Lopez a 10 out of 10, complimenting the actor and TV presenter's "beautiful, soft lips", before explaining that their rom... [Full Article...]

LG launches new K7i "Mosquito Away" smartphone at IMC 2017

LG launches new K7i The LG K7i was launched at the side-lines of Day 1 of the India Mobile Congress, being held in New Delhi. LG on Wednesday launched a new K-Series smartphone in India, as it had announced earlier this week. LG K7i has Quad-Core processor with 2GB RAM, and 16GB eMMC storage giving the power and capacity one needs. "LG has always been at the forefront of unique innovations". [Full Article...]

IPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus - What's The Difference?

IPhone 8 Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus - What's The Difference? It is not yet clear what exactly is causing this crackling sound that is disturbing users when they make phone calls. The problem occurs when one is making calls or during Facetime. Simultaneously squeeze the iPhone X's power button and either volume button for two seconds, and it will temporarily disable Face ID by turning the phone off. [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Origins zero-combat mode coming next year

Assassin's Creed Origins zero-combat mode coming next year Wednesday morning, the Ubiblog offered a peek at Assassin's Creed Origins' new Discovery Tour mode. "We have received good positive feedback from teachers about the quality of our work, and how they use the games to craft their material". [Full Article...]

Microsoft Begins to Pitch Windows 10 S for the Enterprise

Microsoft Begins to Pitch Windows 10 S for the Enterprise To line up with this development, Microsoft is tailoring a new edition of Windows 10 S for Enterprise users ( via Neowin ). Devices from OEMs including Acer, HP, Fujitsu and Lenovo are expected to roll out in the coming weeks starting at $275 each. [Full Article...]

Games With Gold October 2017: Going home for a stellar adventure

Games With Gold October 2017: Going home for a stellar adventure After a year overseas, Katie returns to find none of her family home. If you're playing on Xbox One , you can get your hands on Gone Home throughout the entire month of October. This charming 3D platformer has players fighting an army of Hoodlums led by the Black Lum, Andre. How you decide to approach Medal of Honor: Airborne starts the moment you jump out of the plane. [Full Article...]

Kids (and Twins) May Want to Pass on iPhone X Face ID

Kids (and Twins) May Want to Pass on iPhone X Face ID Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., declined to comment. When Apple unveiled the feature, which can unlock phones and be used for payments, it spurred not only a thousand alarming think pieces, but also a letter from Sen. In mid-September, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system , which is due to debut with the iPhone X on November 3. The pair combine to make Apple's brand n... [Full Article...]

Delta is adding free in-flight messaging - with a catch

Delta is adding free in-flight messaging - with a catch Customers on JetBlue, for example, already had access to free in-flight Wi-Fi, which would allow numerous same capabilities. Beginning this weekend, every passenger will be able to send and receive text messages on all popular messaging apps-including iMessage , WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger-on the airplanes that provide Internet access without having to shell out any extra bucks for it. [Full Article...]

Biafra: Lai Mohammed reveals where Nnamdi Kanu may be

Biafra: Lai Mohammed reveals where Nnamdi Kanu may be Legal representative of Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader, has since filed a case challenging the court order which he contends was illegal because it was heard without notice to his client. The Federal Government has in its Gazette published the proscription of the secessionist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) and declared it a terrorist organization. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van

Mercedes-Benz Gives Glimpse of Next Sprinter Van The update will bring new driving assistance systems and connectivity services in combination with new telematics which, Daimler claims, "will bring a leap forward in efficiency for vehicle and fleet management". Though they'll eventually be made at the company's new plant in North Charleston, S.C. "The first new model to represent this further development is the new Sprinter ". [Full Article...]

How to fix Apple iOS 11 battery and Outlook problems

As is common, Apple has quickly issued an update for iOS 11 to shift a few of the early bugs. iOS 11.0.1 comes just a week after Apple rolled out its next-generation operating system and is an exceptionally minor update. According to Design Taxi , Apple has decided that the multitasking option, which allows you to switch between apps, is no longer needed. The new Files app in iOS 11 is a file m... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Battle Royale goes free

Fortnite Battle Royale goes free This lack of resources is certainly understandable given that Bluehole now has its hands full with the continued support of the PC edition and the upcoming Xbox One version. Other notable inclusions in the patch include numerous gameplay improvements, increased ammo stock, a minimap that allows users to find the closest path to safety should they be caught in a storm, HUD updates that accommodat... [Full Article...]

'J is for Jeep' Jogging Strollers Recalled

'J is for Jeep' Jogging Strollers Recalled A stroller sold at Target and Walmart nationwide is being recalled because of a potential fall hazard. The three-wheel, all-terrain strollers are made by Delta Enterprise and have "J is for Jeep" printed on the side. Two wheels are in back and one in front. You can find a full list of model and lot numbers on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website . Delta can be reached at 800-377-3... [Full Article...]


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