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Instagram tests standalone messaging app

Instagram tests standalone messaging app Kevin Weil, vice president of product at Instagram , said in a tweet that although Instagram Direct is only rolling out to these six countries at first, Instagram also "can't wait for you all to try it". Like Snapchat , it opens to the camera, in an effort to get you in the habit of regularly sharing . And if you swipe right in the same fashion within Instagram , you'll see the Direc... [Full Article...]

Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, unannounced game delayed by Ubisoft

Far Cry 5, The Crew 2, unannounced game delayed by Ubisoft Finally, an unannounced game has been delayed until sometime between 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Now we know one of the reasons for this. In a press release, Ubisoft Worldwide Studios Executive Director Christine Burgress-Quémard likened the situation to its decision to stop releasing " Assassin's Creed " annually, which led to that series taking 2016 off before " Assassin's Creed Origins... [Full Article...]

62 models meet tougher criteria to earn IIHS awards

62 models meet tougher criteria to earn IIHS awards The new Camry outdid them all by earning the Top Safety Pick + award, the IIHS's highest distinction and one much harder to earn in 2018. Fifteen vehicles qualified for the Top Safety Pick Plus Award from the institute after the requirements were strengthened to include good-rated headlights and good or acceptable passenger-side protection in small overlap front crashes. [Full Article...]

Nissan to test their self-driving auto service in Japan 2018

Nissan to test their self-driving auto service in Japan 2018 Nissan plans to combine its Intelligent Mobility vision with DeNA's experience in developing and operating driverless mobility services for the development of new Easy Ride brand. Nissan and DeNA said they would hold public tests over a two-week period in Yokohama in March, under which riders can use an app developed by DeNA to summon self-driving versions of Nissan's Leaf electric cars to tra... [Full Article...]

A New Tomb Raider Game To Be Revealed in 2018

A New Tomb Raider Game To Be Revealed in 2018 Square Enix has announced a new Tomb Raider game today, but stopped short of offering any concrete details. At this point, if Square Enix doesn't name the next title Shadow of the Tomb Raider , they will have truly lost out on an epic opportunity. [Full Article...]

Facebook's Messenger Kids lets under-13s chat with parent-approved contacts

Facebook's Messenger Kids lets under-13s chat with parent-approved contacts Lavallee, who is content strategist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University, called Messenger Kids a useful tool that makes parents the gatekeepers. Facebook's focus on younger children raised some alarm bells, however. "While kids have more ways than ever to learn and benefit from online experiences, three out of four parents say they worry... [Full Article...]

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo Show, Fire TV

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo Show, Fire TV A tit-for-tat move, as Amazon refuses to sell many of Google's products that compete with its own products on its retail website . "We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon", says Google. and can be described as an Alexa equipped Echo speaker with a 7inch display. But where it gets odder is that Amazon sells Roku and Apple TV devices which makes me think this beef runs a l... [Full Article...]

Next year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to feature metal backing, not glass

Next year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to feature metal backing, not glass Last month, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated that Apple would unveil a new 6.1-inch iPhone next year with the iPhone X design, but a traditional LCD display instead of OLED . It's unclear how big it'll be, but the analysts say the phone will have the same TrueDepth camera that powers the 3D facial recognition system inside the iPhone X . [Full Article...]

Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1649

Airtel now offers three Intex smartphones starting at Rs. 1649 However, in order to get the refund of Rs 500 after 18 months, they will need to make minimum recharge of Rs 3000 within 18 months, and then again Rs 3000 worth of recharge in the next 18 months to avail the next Rs 1000 refund. Airtel on Tuesday announced a partnership with Intex to bundle data and calling benefits with select smartphones. The Intex Aqua A4 comes at an effective price ... [Full Article...]

Google shuts Chrome apps for Mac and Windows

Google shuts Chrome apps for Mac and Windows The blog post reads: "Chrome Apps will be removed from Chrome Web Store search & browse functions in mid-December 2017". Chrome will not fully remove support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac or Linux until after Desktop PWA installability becomes available in 2018. [Full Article...]

Jordan Peele Bringing Back The Twilight Zone

Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers. One of the smartest and funniest people in show business - best known as half of the comedy team Key & Peele - biracial actor Jordan Peele says he had "never seen a protagonist that looked and felt and thought like me in movies ". [Full Article...]

Here's how Android Oreo 'Go Edition' will power low-end smartphones

Here's how Android Oreo 'Go Edition' will power low-end smartphones Qualcomm unveiled that the Snapdragon mobile platforms will soon power Windows-based laptops and teased that the next flagship chipset will indeed be called Snapdragon 845 . Qualcomm says that it's now working with Google to deliver an optimized experience for smartphones that come with 1 GB or less of memory. Fortunately, Qualcomm isn't the only company who is willing to collaborate with Googl... [Full Article...]

Huawei P11 May Feature A Triple Lens Rear Camera

Huawei P11 May Feature A Triple Lens Rear Camera While the date for Easter varies by year, it's generally not later than April, so it makes sense that if Huawei continued to announce its P-series phones in that month it would be hard to start sales before the holiday. Yes, three lenses on the back, 40MP resolution, 5x zoom, and a 24MP front-facing camera to boot. We are speculating the case, but with this news, it sure looks like Huawei ... [Full Article...]

Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered

Astronomers Find the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole Ever Discovered The discovery of a massive black hole so early in the universe may provide key clues on conditions at that time, which allowed for huge black holes to form. But for now, he's happy to have answered one of the fundamental questions about the age of the universe: when the stars began to twinkle. "The moment when the first stars turned on is when our universe filled with light", says Simcoe, who ... [Full Article...]

Pair of super-Earths found orbiting star K2-18

Pair of super-Earths found orbiting star K2-18 Their analysis revealed another surprise: K2-18b has a neighbor. At that time they noticed that the super-Earth was orbiting the dwarf-star within its habitable zone . On top of that, the radial velocity measurements discovered by HARPS allowed researchers to calculate planets' mass, enabling them to measure their bulk density, and thus whether they are gaseous, rocky, whether they contain water,... [Full Article...]

A popular virtual keyboard leaked the personal data of 31 million users

A popular virtual keyboard leaked the personal data of 31 million users The company claims its app has been downloaded more than 40 million times, with additional keyboards that support over 40 languages from Farsi to Slovenian. At this point, Kromtech warns that anyone who had ever downloaded and installed ai.type keyboard should consider their data out in the open. Users that opted for the free version of AI.type agreed to have more of their data collected such as t... [Full Article...]

Steam drops Bitcoin support

Steam drops Bitcoin support Steam customers must also pay for the bitcoin transaction fees. If a transaction times out, Steam has previously refunded the user, or asked for further bitcoin to cover the transaction - however both cases result in additional fees charged by the network. [Full Article...]

Eminem reveals track list, collaborators for newest album

Eminem reveals track list, collaborators for newest album So why would he seek out a guest verse from a no name rapper? He said the rap titan then flew to NY to meet with him where they spent eight hours recording a new track. Just cutthroat, at your throat music. "Real right-at-you music. It's just awesome, man. Eminem went insane on it". The rapper made the big reveal on Instagram today (Dec. [Full Article...]

Bridge Constructor Portal brings back GLaDOS

Bridge Constructor Portal brings back GLaDOS With all that in mind, what are your thoughts on the New Portal Game? In the game, players build bridges to grant safe passage to various vehicles while contending with a complicated physics system, gravity and the instability of their own creations. [Full Article...]

Redmi 5A launched in Coimbatore by Xiaomi

Redmi 5A launched in Coimbatore by Xiaomi Xiaomi's smartphones, especially the affordable ones, gain a lot of attention, and the new Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus are touted as budget-friendly devices. The Chinese smartphone maker is hosting yet another launch event this year on December 7, where it'll be launching two new smartphones - Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus - to offer customers a wider range of choice. [Full Article...]


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