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Google, Facebook take steps to tackle fake news
- November 18, 2016

On Wednesday, a BuzzFeed analysis demonstrated exactly why we shouldn't turn to Facebook for our entire media diet. Last Monday , Google was pressured when its search engine promoted an article which misinterpreted the presidential election's result. (more...)
Panthers hope improved defense slows down Saints QB Brees
- November 18, 2016

Cornerback Delvin Breaux returned to play in the last two games since breaking his leg in the season opener (though he's questionable for Thursday), and linebacker Dannel Ellerbe's two games played so far this season have come over the last three games. (more...)
Amazon Prime video to launch in Netherlands by end of year Amazon Prime video to launch in Netherlands by end of year
- November 18, 2016

It comes during a period of intense marketing for the new motoring series , which has included three synchronized vehicle crashes in London, Berlin and Los Angeles , with badly damaged cars abandoned in the middle of the street labelled with the show's branding. (more...)
Black Friday just around the corner Black Friday just around the corner
- November 18, 2016

Pete Moorey, of Which?, said: 'If you're thinking about starting your Christmas shopping around Black Friday , do your research as some " deals " may not be all they're cracked up to be'. Target will have a 50-inch Hisense 4K smart TV for $249.99 - it's the feature item of the retailer's Black Friday preview ad. "After the first of the year, retailers start to slash prices on winter gear to make room for next season's clothing", she said. (more...)
New Zealand vs Pakistan: Colin de Grandhomme makes grand debut, rattles Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan: Colin de Grandhomme makes grand debut, rattles Pakistan
- November 18, 2016

Grandhomme, 30, was a surprise inclusion in the New Zealand side, but fully justified his selection, swinging and seaming medium pace deliveries which the Pakistan batsmen found hard to handle. But de Grandhomme's arrival changed the course of the Pakistan innings. He broke through the Pakistan top order before lunch and, in the first over after play resumed, dismissed Asad Shafiq, who had been rebuilding the innings with Misbah-ul-Haq. (more...)
More speed for Tesla's groundbreaking Model S More speed for Tesla's groundbreaking Model S
- November 18, 2016

After the update, the Model S will be ahead of the rest, and while the auto is not exactly cheap, it will do so at a fraction of the cost (think Porsche 918 Spyder, Ferrari LaFerrari and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse) than its closest competitors. (more...)
Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm Facebook buys Pittsburgh-based facial analysis software firm
- November 18, 2016

Facebook has bought a facial analysis software firm linked to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, a move that will help boost its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition technology. Its latest purchase is a company called FacioMetrics , which specializes in analyzing faces through the frame of cameras by using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. (more...)
Apple offers to repair iPhone 6 Plus devices with 'touch disease'
- November 18, 2016

To recall, owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had claimed that their handsets started exhibiting a thin grey flickering bar along the top of the display. It does say, however, that the flickering and multi-touch problems are the result of the iPhone being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and thenincurring further stress. (more...)
IPhone 8: Apple's partners may not be able to meet OLED demand IPhone 8: Apple's partners may not be able to meet OLED demand
- November 18, 2016

Other suppliers such as Sharp and Japan Display are still in their R&D stage of developing OLED screens. These constraints might eventually force Apple to use OLED displays in one of the iPhone variants coming next year. Using different core, user-facing technology in the same iPhone generation would be an unusual step. The 5.5-inch models are likely to have a dual camera much like the iPhone 7 Plus. (more...)
Amazon Prime Members To Get Exclusive Deals For Voice Shopping With Alexa
- November 18, 2016

Plus, I'm sure that Echo owners don't mind that their devices are gaining another skill. Users will be able to ask, "Alexa, what are your deals?" to have Alexa read a list out loud, or they can check the Alexa Deals website . In other words, you may want to use the old fashion way of sending a text for important messages. For this reason, it is perhaps best to save Alexa messaging for short and simple texts and use your thumbs to type out the important ones. (more...)
Facebook and Google take action against fake news sites
- November 18, 2016

Few details were given about how either Facebook or Google would enforce the new fake news advertising policies . The groups plan to make recommendations on how to prevent fake news from spreading, which it will present to senior executives, according to the report . (more...)
Volkswagen e-Golf Coming To Canada in 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf Coming To Canada in 2017
- November 18, 2016

A DC fast charger is available and enables the battery to be charged to 80 percent capacity within an hour at DC charging stations. It now has an electric motor that generates 134 horsepower, which is 19 horsepower more than the first version of the e-Golf, VW says. (more...)
Turkey: New system would replace PM with vice presidents
- November 18, 2016

Erdogan has arrived in Pakistan for a two-day visit. Pak-Turk schools have played an important role in imparting quality education in Pakistan besides providing scholarships to students on merit and assistance to them for higher learning in Turkey . (more...)
In Joining The Linux Foundation, Microsoft Turns an Important Page In Joining The Linux Foundation, Microsoft Turns an Important Page
- November 18, 2016

Considering the company's embrace of open source software and that they now are building enterprise software for Linux, this shouldn't come as a major surprise. Other Platinum Linux Foundation members include Cisco, Fujitsu, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm and Samsung. Still, this is not the first time that Microsoft has collaborated with Linux. (more...)
Washington state unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent
- November 18, 2016

The state's unemployment rate - now at 4.7 percent - remains below the national unemployment rate . "The state recorded a minor workforce reduction in 2015". The state unemployment rate is down one-tenth of a percentage point from the rate a year ago. The biggest gain was the addition of 8,000 workers in the leisure and hospitality segment, followed by an increase of 6,000 jobs in construction and 4,000 jobs in professional and business services. (more...)
Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible Games Being Reprinted In Xbox One Cases
- November 18, 2016

After previously stating in an interview that the new system wouldn't be too expensive, it seems the Xbox Chief has somewhat changed his mind, pointing out that the Scorpio will be aimed at high-end customers. For now, Microsoft has not yet announced how Scorpio will cost and the exact date it will be released in 2017. Will you be saving up for it? Xbox Scorpio aims to minimize that investment and transplant it into the living room. (more...)
PS4 System Software Update 4.06 Now Live PS4 System Software Update 4.06 Now Live
- November 18, 2016

In these tests, Digital Foundry discovered that the PS4 Pro offers a consistent advantage of 10-15 frames per second over a standard PS4. The first thing is you must get games that have 4K HDR. It looks wonderful, and it makes the PS4 a great console at 399 dollars, and that's the best amount one can spend on gaming hardware at the moment. This Battlefield 1 online performance difference has also been noticed in the latest 1.04 patch. (more...)
Google's AI Game Can Guess What You Are Drawing Google's AI Game Can Guess What You Are Drawing
- November 18, 2016

I should warn you, though, Quick Draw is incredibly addicting. Google has always had a vested interest in developing and exposing people to the growing power of machine learning technologies. During this time , the AI will try to guess your drawing. It learns from its mistakes and seeks to improve its recognition skills. On the other hand, if your doodles are not that great, the AI will have trouble approximating its form and will give up eventually. (more...)
President Barack Obama urges Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump a chance President Barack Obama urges Americans to give President-elect Donald Trump a chance
- November 18, 2016

He said Trump "recognizes that this is different - and so do the American people". "There is enormous continuity ... that makes us that indispensable nation when it comes to maintaining order around the world", Obama said at a news conference at the White House . (more...)
Ashton Kutcher: 'Mila Kunis rejected my Hawkeye baby name suggestion' Ashton Kutcher: 'Mila Kunis rejected my Hawkeye baby name suggestion'
- November 18, 2016

Chatting to Conan O'Brian on his talk show, the 38-year-old actor said: "There was a rallying cry form a collective that believed in the name Hawkeye". But the name "didn't fly" with Kunis. "It didn't cross the Mila threshold". And while Ashton refused to further elaborate on the moniker they are leaning towards for their son, he did admit they have "a name dialled in". (more...)

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