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Economic recession: National Assembly invites Buhari
- October 07, 2016

Recall the House of Representatives has earlier passed the same motion. The summon was after a unanimous yes vote after it was put into vote by Senate President Bukola Saraki who presided over plenary session. The Senate also recommended the need for true federalism as well as the amendment of Section 162 of the Nigerian Constitution to review the sharing formula between the federal and state governments. (more...)
Verizon Pixel phone keeps bloat apps at minimum (and totally removable)
- October 07, 2016

Well, due to the total dearth of physical stores you can grab the Pixels from, if we don't count Verizon's shops, apparently Google is also planning to open a pop-up store in NY on October 20, and sell the new #madebygoogle products there. There are already full-page newspaper and magazine ads touting Verizon's "exclusivity". At least when it comes to defending against the latest Android exploits, they'll be on equal footing. (more...)
The Google Cast app for Chromecast is getting renamed as Google Home
- October 07, 2016

Assistant has already shown its power in Google Allo , and the demos on the Pixel smartphones are also very impressive, but Assistant may really show its power on the Google Home. The AI-powered speaker features Google Assistant as its soul, much like Amazon's Alexa on the Echo , Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri on the iPhone or Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Cortana. (more...)
You now have your very own personal Google
- October 07, 2016

We haven't logged any time with Google Home just yet, so we're only going on Google's ads and demonstrations, but the Google Assistant seems like a revelation by comparison. The AI and the machine learning technology used to develop this device can also help business organizations and enterprises manage their everyday workflow and getting work streamlined. (more...)
'Smart speakers' are angling to colonize your living room
- October 07, 2016

Two years ago, Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo, an unassuming, $180 cylinder that sits atop a kitchen counter or bookshelf, acting as a personal assistant that listens to you and does your bidding. You can also say, "Tell me about my day" to hear curated personal information that helps you navigate your day. It features a high-excursion driver with a dual passive radiator design, and multiple Google Homes can be used together to stream multi-room audio . (more...)
Haiti braces for a grim, rising death toll from Matthew
- October 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew began to make landfall along the eastern coast of Florida late Thursday night as residents hunkered down or sought refuge from the high winds, heavy rains, and an expected storm surge of ocean water. While those elements partially explain Matthew's development, experts admit that they do not fully understand why some tropical cyclones build into devastating hurricanes and others do not, even when conditions appear to be the same, said Brian Kahn, an atmospheric scientist ... (more...)
Verizon to lock bootloader, handle system updates for its Pixel models
- October 07, 2016

Pichai believes that the world will move from a mobile first world to an AI first world. With the Pixel family, Google will look to reduce the confusion among the customers. "They don't exactly swing anyone around the room". But the bigger way that Google has affected the industry with their announcements this week is artificial intelligence or AI. (more...)
Google Pixel is a physical search bar, according to ad
- October 07, 2016

Usually, the word exclusive means "restricted or limited to". The presence of these apps was recently pointed out by a post over on the Android subreddit, where some users took issue with Verizon listing the phone has having no preloaded Verizon apps, but then listing three such carrier-specific apps under the "Preloaded Play Store Apps". (more...)
Verizon, Not Google, Will Handle System Updates For Their Pixel Phones
- October 07, 2016

However, that doesn't mean the Pixels will only work on Verizon's network. Verizon mentioned on the Pixel listing on its website that the phones won't come with any pre-installed apps from the carrier . The company offers its customers up to $300 savings (in the form of account credit) for trading in an old device. Verizon's financing is $24.08/month for 24 months and Google's is $24.04/month for 24 months. (more...)
Trump's Former Accountant Has Broken His Silence on the Tax Scandal
- October 07, 2016

Shortly after parts of Trump's tax returns showing his losses om 1995 were released, he tweeted: 'I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them'. Still, he doesn't know who leaked the tax releases to the Times and caused all this drama in the first place. Getting less attention is the fact that the federal tax code, written and maintained by Congress, allows Trump and anyone or any company able to afford clever tax ... (more...)
Concerned Clowns To Hold 'Clown Lives Matter' Protest In Arizona
- October 07, 2016

CPS would not immediately say which other schools were named. "That will definitely end the stupid clown threat!" Mike Hirschbach, artistic director for the Halifax Circus School, said he spent years traveling with Cirque de Soleil preforming his clown routine. (more...)
Microsoft releases Windows 10 'fix-it' update Microsoft releases Windows 10 'fix-it' update
- October 07, 2016

The fix for build 14393.222, carrying a knowledge base ID of KB3197794 (Microsoft has yet to publish its corresponding online documentation as of this writing), is a scant 52 KB download. "Worse, after a restart, the file will attempt to install again resulting in the loop of failed install, reboot, re-install and failure again". The description describes the fix as a "Script to fix Xbox Scheduled Task leftover regkeys that blocks update for insider builds prior to 14388". (more...)
What Makes the Google Pixel Different from Other Smartphones?
- October 07, 2016

Google's Pixel XL has an AMOLED screen with a Quad HD resolution, while the iPhone 7 Plus is still LCD and can only match the resolution of the 5ins Pixel. The iPhone 7 continues the current trend of 12-megapixel rear sensors, but it has a larger f/1.8 aperture. It has an optical image stablization and phase detection autofocus including a quad LED-flash. (more...)
Mega launch of iPhone 7 & iPhone 7s in India Mega launch of iPhone 7 & iPhone 7s in India
- October 07, 2016

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also get new A10 Fusion chipset, which is now the fastest mobile processor in the world. There's not one, but two 12-megapixel rear cameras . Apple has also updated the older Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Series 2 has launched alongside the smartphones at Rs 32,900 for the basic model. (more...)
Flagship M8 coupe returns as BMW looks set to axe 6-Series Flagship M8 coupe returns as BMW looks set to axe 6-Series
- October 07, 2016

As exclusively reported by Autocar in February, the reborn 8 Series is planned to indirectly replace the existing 6 Series, the coupé version of which is set to end production at BMW's Dingolfing plant in Germany in early 2018 to make way for its 8 Series successor. (more...)
Why Nexus 6P Owners Should Avoid Pixel XL
- October 07, 2016

Daydream VR Mode: This works together with Google's new virtual reality set, which costs $79 - and comes free with a Pixel pre-order. The other products Google showcased included its Daydream View , the new 4K Chromecast Ultra and Google's modular Wi-Fi router system. (more...)
Twitter Drops 9% After Rreport Google Won't Bid
- October 07, 2016

It has been anticipated that Google plans to use Twitter to rival its ads competitor, Facebook , after an earlier attempt to do so through Google+ fell apart. While Alphabet has been pegged as a contender in the Twitter race, a report from Recode yesterday indicated that it wasn't going to go ahead with the binding bid. (more...)
European Union regulator warns Yahoo after email scanning
- October 07, 2016

In a statement , Yahoo called the story "misleading". "The government should be coming forward about this surveillance and whether the Fisc authorized this surveillance and issued an opinion explaining its rationale", said ACLU staff attorney Patrick Toomey . (more...)
This is Mercedes-Benz EQ - the EV future of the brand
- October 07, 2016

Also, Mercedes's electric line will follow a distinctive design language, making them stand out as Mercedes electric cars. "Connected, Autonomous, Shared, and Electric, " Generation EQ " is the logical fusion of all four pillars". Everything from the wheelbase to the track, number and size of the batteries can be altered to suit either SUVs like the Generation EQ , or saloons, coupes, cabriolets and others besides. (more...)
Nexus 9 LTE to receive Android Nougat with September security patch
- October 07, 2016

Google has apparently confirmed to 9to5Google that Verizon will be in charge of delivering Android software updates to all Pixel phones that it sells. The smartphones have generated a lot of attention due to the fact that they mark the beginning of Google as a hardware company and also puts an end to popular Nexus series smartphones. (more...)

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