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Fugitive teen, mother expected back in US
- December 30, 2015

Couch was driving drunk and speeding on a dark two-lane road south of Fort Worth in June 2013 when he crashed into a disabled SUV off to the side, killing four people and injuring several others, including passengers in Couch's pickup truck. (more...)
Lenovo K4 Note to feature NFC sensor Lenovo K4 Note to feature NFC sensor
- December 30, 2015

Our source also confirms that Lenovo K4 Note will be be sold a bit costlier than Lenovo K3 Note and is priced somewhere near to the K3 Note Music edition i.e. Lenovo doesn't exactly reveal what kind of display the K4 Note might boast, and instead says - "When is a display more than just a sum of its pixels?" However, the company is still mum on the chipset that will power the device. (more...)
Twitter takes new diversity VP from Apple Twitter takes new diversity VP from Apple
- December 30, 2015

In 2014, its own figures revealed that among its U.S. workforce only 3% of employees were African American and 30% were women. Siminoff is coming directly from Apple, where he most recently served as director of worldwide inclusion and diversity. (more...)
Google reportedly working on AI boosted messaging service Google reportedly working on AI boosted messaging service
- December 29, 2015

Google, for the new service is planning to integrate the chatbots, software programs that answer questions within a messaging app, said those familiar with the company's plans. According to the report, they have suggested that Google could be working on a new, smarter messaging platform. Some services are adding other capabilities-WeChat, for instance, lets users shop, pay bills and book appointments. (more...)
HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs HTC One X9 official: Affordable high-end specs
- December 25, 2015

However, the one on the X9 is a bit subtle and rest of the design closely resembles the back side of the A9. A 3,000 mAh battery should be more than capable for keeping it alive throughout the day. Yep, seems we know nearly all there is to know about the HTC One X9 . This smartphone is packed with a 3000mAh battery . There has been no mention of the OS version this mid-ranger would sport, so both Android 6.0 and Android 5.1 are possibilities at this stage for the version which the ... (more...)
Microsoft launches app store on Google Play store; are Android users listening? Microsoft launches app store on Google Play store; are Android users listening?
- December 25, 2015

Microsoft, the software firm has launched its own app store on the Google Play Store . Download Wattpad from the Windows Store . Airtel's Wynk app and the Gaana app all came out in the last year or so to compete with Saavn but the music streaming app that got people in India dancing to its tune has stayed on top this year. (more...)
Ford could build Google's self-driving cars Ford could build Google's self-driving cars
- December 25, 2015

Reports say that Google and Ford may enter a joint-venture to make self-driven cars. Ford Motor Co. has reportedly signed onto a joint venture with Google to help with the development of the internet giant's self-driving auto program. (more...)
Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year Military tracks storybook flight of St. Nick for 60th year
- December 25, 2015

His eight reindeer were flying the sleigh across the ocean and headed for Yakutsk, Russia. The defense centre informs kids that it uses all of its vast technology to track Santa's movements around the globe. There's a whole month's worth of interactive content available now, plus the Santa Tracker itself. "Basically he starts at the global dateline and travels west", Nawrocki says. (more...)
Colossal leak just revealed EVERYTHING about the Samsung Galaxy S7 — Spoiler ALERT Colossal leak just revealed EVERYTHING about the Samsung Galaxy S7 — Spoiler ALERT
- December 23, 2015

The retailer will offer users a free 32-inch Samsung LED HDTV (a $229.99 value) with every purchase of a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or Galaxy Note 5. So if people are money for the new Samsung it can be said that they are paying for the bigger screen. Expected to be called the LG G5, we predict it to arrive around May, a year after the G4. (more...)
Super Mario Maker DLC Super Mario Maker DLC
- December 23, 2015

The " Super Mario Maker Bookmark " resembles a search engine, which is intended for the game. John Carmack and John Romero built a PC demo version in 1988 that featured Nintendo's most famous mascot, Super Mario . Players can access the Super Mario Maker Bookmark portal site from their computer, tablet or smartphone, using their Nintendo Network ID to log in. (more...)
FDA Probing Latest E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Chipotle
- December 23, 2015

As the illness and hospitalization toll rises, Chipotle's stock continues to fall, as do burrito fans' faith in the popular fast casual chain. The illnesses started between November 18 and November 26, and all five patients reported eating at Chipotle outlets in the week before falling sick, the CDC said. (more...)
WhatsApp video calls could be a real thing soon WhatsApp video calls could be a real thing soon
- December 23, 2015

The screenshots are reported to have been taken from WhatsApp's latest version (2.12.16.2) which has yet to be released. Business Insider has reached out to WhatsApp to confirm their authenticity. Users will be able to move this preview window across the screen, and also switch between front-facing and rear-facing camera when on call. Users will also be able to mute the microphone. (more...)
Facebook now rolls out support for iOS's Live Photos Facebook now rolls out support for iOS's Live Photos
- December 23, 2015

There is only one extra step: while choosing a picture to upload from your phone's camera role with Live Photo capability, a "LIVE" option appear in the bottom right of your screen; if you tap that, the picture will upload as a Live Photo . (more...)
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Oscar experts predict Best Picture nomination 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Oscar experts predict Best Picture nomination
- December 23, 2015

To the surprise of no one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on pace to surpass Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time. And the answer is, "Of course she knows what it is because she's us and we know what it is". From the Millennium Falcon jumping into light speed and curving around tight corners, to sprawling desert landscapes featuring crashed Imperial ships in the background, visuals are stunning and, in all fairness, beautiful. (more...)
Super Mario RPG Releasing on Wii U This Week Super Mario RPG Releasing on Wii U This Week
- December 22, 2015

That will launch December 22nd, but even more interesting is that the game will getting new features in the form of an update. The game will soon include P Warp Doors , which, according to Nintendo, will only be "visible while a P Switch is active". (more...)
Apple Once Again Rumored to Be Developing High-Resolution Audio Formats Apple Once Again Rumored to Be Developing High-Resolution Audio Formats
- December 21, 2015

There have been rumors that the next-generation iPhone is going to do away with the standard audio plug in favor of the much thinner Lightning port which will double as an audio output. Musicblogger Robert Hutton, Macotakara , and U2 singer Bono, have all commented on the development. Ever since Neil Young remarked that he had talked to Steve Jobs about a high-resolution audio player before the Apple co-founder's death, rumors have come and gone about the company making a foray into ... (more...)
Biggest Xbox Sale Starts December 22nd At The Xbox Store Biggest Xbox Sale Starts December 22nd At The Xbox Store
- December 21, 2015

How many Achievements did you unlock this year? The $50 discount on any Xbox One bundle is still going on, however, they've tacked on two more bonuses. Providing Xbox gamers with over 17 days of deals that cover hundreds of games, TV shows, applications and movies. According to Microsoft's description of the Xbox app, "Whether you're new to Xbox or a hardcore gamer, the Xbox app is the place to play games, meet up with friends, make new ones, and rack up achievements". (more...)
Facebook Video Swaps Flash for HTML5 Facebook Video Swaps Flash for HTML5
- December 21, 2015

The transition has been far from simple, however, and Facebook has been open about the development challenges it faces in the move away from Flash . The most recent Patch Tuesday saw Adobe release fixes for a whopping 78 bugs in Flash player. All videos you see on Facebook will now play in HTML5 by default and not Flash like before. (more...)
'Executives and Other Criminals' update now available 'Executives and Other Criminals' update now available
- December 20, 2015

And in addition to the aforementioned Executives and Other Criminals update, Rockstar recently put together its most interesting mode yet, with the bare-bones Every Bullet Counts mode, which pits players against one another in a confined space with a limited amount of ammo. (more...)
GTA Online's Executives and Other Criminals DLC now live GTA Online's Executives and Other Criminals DLC now live
- December 20, 2015

This could actually mean that Rockstar's recent release of Liberty City stories for mobile phones and the game's secret unlockable T-Shirt reading: "I love Liberty City", may have something to do with Rockstar's plans for releasing a single-player DLC in GTA 5 for current-gen gaming platforms. (more...)

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