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A look at California's plan to make self-driving cars public A look at California's plan to make self-driving cars public
- December 17, 2015

The DMV already has completed testing rules that require experimental vehicles to be operated by trained test drivers and to have a steering wheel when operated on public roads. Under California's proposed rules , autonomous vehicles would be required to have a steering wheel and pedals in order to be licensed to drive on the state's roads. (more...)
California sets rules for self-driving cars California sets rules for self-driving cars
- December 17, 2015

The state is asking researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, to conduct a peer review to come up with specific components of behavioral competency tests that will show a vehicle's ability to respond to hazards and drive under normal conditions. (more...)
HTC One X9 shows up in new photos HTC One X9 shows up in new photos
- December 16, 2015

The device passed through Chinese certification last month with a few simple renders. In the meantime, we've learned that the One X9 would not be the HTC flagship everyone was expecting, but rather another mid-ranger. The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset is rumored to be part of the device. It will also reportedly come out with dual SIM support, with a port doubling as microSD card support for expandable storage of up to 2 TB. (more...)
Google Chromecast sale offers one device for $30, two for $55 Google Chromecast sale offers one device for $30, two for $55
- December 16, 2015

What's more, you don't have to buy it directly from Google to qualify for the deal. Then, once the Chromecast is activated, Google will give the new user $ 20 in Google Play credit . With $20 in Play Store credit thrown in free, it's even better! Google has added the ability to sync up multiple units, making it one of the most affordable multi-room audio set-ups available. (more...)
GTA Online gets The Executives and Other Criminals today GTA Online gets The Executives and Other Criminals today
- December 16, 2015

From criminal organisations to new game modes, to new houses, weapon, vehicle and everything in between, there's certainly a lot to get your teeth stuck into. Another exciting add-on to look forward to for players is the all-new Extraction Adversary Mode which shall allow Bodyguards to team up so as to locate and extract an Executive, Latino Post reports. (more...)
Facebook is making major changes to its real name policy Facebook is making major changes to its real name policy
- December 16, 2015

Facebook has introduced changes to its "real name" policy - after complaints it was being used to ban trans people and drag queens . While Facebook is not getting rid of its real names policy, it is starting to test new tools to improve the policy in order for it to work better "for everyone, especially for communities who are marginalized or face discrimination", Facebook VP of Global Operations Justin Osofsky and Product Manager Todd Gage wrote on Facebook's blog . (more...)
Google Now on Tap adds new features, learns new languages Google Now on Tap adds new features, learns new languages
- December 16, 2015

Today Google Now on Tap is gaining another new feature, and this one may appeal to a broader range of folks. If you need make sure all the last-minute gifts you ordered online will make it under the tree on time, tapping and holding on your confirmation email will display tracking info and the status of your package. (more...)
Porsche 718 model range: Putting the old with the new Porsche 718 model range: Putting the old with the new
- December 15, 2015

Last week Porsche confirmed it was finally reviving its 718 nameplate last used on a racing auto in the 1960s. For now, Porsche's nomenclature is simple enough: the iconic 911 (and the 918 Spyder) have a numeric name, while the rest of their lineup -Boxster, Cayenne, Macan- have more conventional names. (more...)
Impressive 360° Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Jack the Ripper Trailer Released Impressive 360° Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Jack the Ripper Trailer Released
- December 15, 2015

To render this entire CG trailer must take far longer than traditionally, but it's nice to see Ubisoft trying something new. To mark the release of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack The Ripper DLC, which focuses on the infamous killer who operated in the Whitechapel district of London in 1888, the studio has released a brand new trailer. (more...)
Apple Is Reportedly Developing Its Own, Energy-Efficient Screens For iPhone And iPad Apple Is Reportedly Developing Its Own, Energy-Efficient Screens For iPhone And iPad
- December 15, 2015

An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment, Bloomberg said. Also, by developing the core technology and production process itself, Apple will be able to outsource production to smaller manufacturers rather than relying on larger companies (such as chief rival Samsung) for the entire process. (more...)
Apple Music Bags Exclusive Rights For Taylor Swift's Concert Apple Music Bags Exclusive Rights For Taylor Swift's Concert
- December 15, 2015

Users of Android devices can download the app on Google Play and subscribe to Apple Music. Launched in June, $10-a-month Apple Music has collected 6.5 million paying members, not including people who are in the midst of a three-month free trial when they first sign up. (more...)
Taylor Swift to Release Tour Documentary Exclusively on Apple Music Taylor Swift to Release Tour Documentary Exclusively on Apple Music
- December 15, 2015

Fans can tune into Beats 1 radio on Apple Music to hear more about the tour at 9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern on the Apple Music exclusive radio station. This is the sort of exclusivity Apple has been wanting on its Apple Music platform as it's only available for paying Apple Music subscribers. Apple changed its decision to pay artists, but Swift said she was a bit terrified after posting the letter. (more...)
Apple slashes prices of iPhone 5s to almost half in three months Apple slashes prices of iPhone 5s to almost half in three months
- December 15, 2015

It points to the smartwatch and Apple TV as "important barometers of the company's innovation capabilities under the leadership of Tim Cook". Unlike China that has a growing middle class that strongly supports Apple's higher end iPhone-6 smartphones, India's chasm between rich and poor is still a negative for Apple's brand. (more...)
Amazon Pulls Hoverboards Due to Safety Fears Amazon Pulls Hoverboards Due to Safety Fears
- December 15, 2015

Hoverboard-maker Swagway said it received a notice from Amazon.com Inc. on Friday asking for documentation that shows all of its hoverboards comply with safety standards, including the batteries and chargers. "We know consumers are giving the product as a gift during the holidays and we are working all across the country to move our investigation forward as quickly as possible". (more...)
System Shock 3 Announced, Could be a VR Title System Shock 3 Announced, Could be a VR Title
- December 15, 2015

This includes Paul Neurath, who oversaw the original series' development; Nate Wells, System Shock 2 Senior Artist; and Waters, Lead Concept Artist on both games. Levine is involved with his own upcoming project at his new Studio, and Spector is off doing his own thing. It's official: System Shock 3 is happening. (more...)
IOS 9.2 Finally Released for Apple Devices IOS 9.2 Finally Released for Apple Devices
- December 14, 2015

Also, Apple confirmed that the new update should prevent iPad Pros from becoming unresponsive after charging. After updating your OS, the Siri will get Arabic as new language. The tech company will do this by releasing a new Remote app for iOS devices. For mail users, they can now use Mail Drop for sending large files. (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 leaks: Patent document tips flagship's unique waterproof feature Apple iPhone 7 leaks: Patent document tips flagship's unique waterproof feature
- December 14, 2015

Those materials possess the power to fix themselves. When the earphone is removed from the audio jack, the elastomer will re-seal automatically and regain the original shape. Apple received approval for a patent this week that might lead to future weatherproof devices. Perhaps this is why Apple is looking at making their own phones waterproof, losing users who want that feature to the likes of Sony and Samsung isn't on Apple's favorite things list. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association 16 1.05 update notes for PS4, Xbox One Federation Internationale de Football Association 16 1.05 update notes for PS4, Xbox One
- December 14, 2015

PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console in the United States during the month of November, according to NPD. The Xbox One matched the PS4 on the price and free games, but it was not enough. If wires aren't your thing, you can now play your favorite PC games with controller support using the wireless Xbox One controller. However, the Xbox One Kinect bundle has now been upgraded by Xbox One to entice people to buy the Kinect bundle. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus Size And Design Shown Off In Video Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus Size And Design Shown Off In Video
- December 14, 2015

There probably won't be any dramatic changes in the design of the smartphone. Presumably the S7 will be the "normal" model, while the Edge and Edge Plus will feature the curved displays, with the Plus being the larger of the two. Unquestionably this will be a massive release for Samsung, as the Galaxy S series has fallen significantly behind the iPhone in sales terms. Just like the rumored specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 5 screen technology which is said to mimic the 3D Touch of the iPhone ... (more...)
Sorry Microsoft, PlayStation is the victor of Black Friday 2015 Sorry Microsoft, PlayStation is the victor of Black Friday 2015
- December 13, 2015

You can also adjust the likelihood of fog appearing which is great news because whilst it's a cool new feature it does come up far too much during Ultimate Team matches. None of the console's components have changed instead it's being reported that a seventh core has been "unlocked" in the CPU. These changes will also need some time to take effect. (more...)

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