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Google Maps reportedly shows parking availability for some users Google Maps reportedly shows parking availability for some users
- January 17, 2017

Google has been working hard on providing users with new features in its Maps app and it appears that the tech giant will soon allow all to check for parking availability at a certain destination point. Useful parking information is headed your way via Google Maps, numerous reports from users of the app's beta version claim. However, you can view more information by entering the route's written directions that will also explain what parking conditions to expect. (more...)
More Evidence That Trump's HHS Choice Has Traded on Insider Information More Evidence That Trump's HHS Choice Has Traded on Insider Information
- January 17, 2017

He will also face the Finance Committee, though a date for that hearing has not yet been set. Senate Democrats are likely to ask him about his stock portfolio and evidence that he sometimes coordinated stock transactions with his legislative action or may have used insider information gleaned from his congressional duties to inform his investments. (more...)
BMW Updates The 4 Series Range
- January 17, 2017

Autocar reported that a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol has been added to the lineup of the 2017 BMW 4-Series. BMW says that the adjustments also make the steering more communicative - responding to one of the few criticisms of the 4 Series in its current form. (more...)
Former Microsoft exec Qi Lu joins China's Baidu Former Microsoft exec Qi Lu joins China's Baidu
- January 17, 2017

In his new role at Baidu , Lu will be leading the company's own artificial intelligence strategy, which is a big priority for Baidu as it loses digital advertising market share to China's Alibaba online retail empire . Lu has ample of experience in tech companies in the past clearly, and this addition will prove to be fruitful for Baidu . Lu's appointment, with immediate effect, came a day after Baidu opened an augmented reality lab and followed an announcement in September of a ... (more...)
Nintendo's Switch Pro controller is refined, but not flawless Nintendo's Switch Pro controller is refined, but not flawless
- January 17, 2017

In comparison, you'll get six to 10 hours on your Nintendo DS (assuming you're not using the 3D functionality). Nintendo has consistently rolled out new editions of classic favorites in the Mario Kart and Mario Party series, as well as spreading out into basically every genre imaginable. (more...)
Nintendo Switch: First impressions of the console-portable hybrid
- January 17, 2017

While the launch lineup for the Nintendo Switch appears extremely small, we can expect a regular release of new titles with time. But gamers are upset, and rightly so. An attendee plays the "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" video game on the Switch during an unveiling event in Tokyo on January 13. Whether it has the depth and attention to detail necessary to attract an audience beyond Nintendo fanatics and Switch early adopters, however, remains a mystery. (more...)
Latest macOS Sierra beta suggests lowering screen brightness to increase battery life Latest macOS Sierra beta suggests lowering screen brightness to increase battery life
- January 17, 2017

At this level, macOS starts to consider the display as being power-hungry and lists it as something that is "Using Significant Energy". According to the new tests, all the new MacBook Pro models performed well and none of them fell below 15.75 hours on a single charge. (more...)
Tesla Electric GT racer revealed, based on P100D Tesla Electric GT racer revealed, based on P100D
- January 17, 2017

The Electric GT season will hit European courses such as Barcelona and the Nürburgring, ahead of racing in the United States, which will consist of a 37 mile day race and the same again after dark. The race will have 10 total teams and 20 drivers all using the souped up Model S. The season will contain seven rounds (plus three non-competition events ) with each including a 20-minute practice session, a 30-minute qualifying session, a day race and finally a dusk race. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 6 Will Let You Pick From Three Flavors
- January 17, 2017

The Xiaomi Mix Evo is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 4GB RAM. In the tests carried out, the Snapdragon 835-powered Xiaomi Mi MIX EVO managed to record a score of 1918 in single-core tests and a huge 5689 on the multi-core tests. (more...)
Green Bay Packers v. Dallas Cowboys
- January 17, 2017

Bryant, who looked like he can catch anything that is thrown at him, made every single play that he could have done in that match. Following a sack by Heath and a drop by Cook , it appeared the game was set to head to overtime. After an incredible season, the play-offs ended in the Divisional Round for the Dallas Cowboys . But the Packers led 21-3 with 7:37 to play in the second quarter after three commanding drives of 75, 90 and 80 yards, capped by a Richard Rodgers 34-yard touchdown ... (more...)
Resident Evil 7 Season Pass Revealed Resident Evil 7 Season Pass Revealed
- January 17, 2017

Capcom has gone through great heights in order to make everyone aware that the latest installment to the Resident Evil saga is coming. With its launch date just around the corner, Capcom is not letting any stone unturned in its efforts to maximize publicity for it horror/survival title, "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard ". (more...)
Google uses Robert E Lee's Birthday in Alabama instead of MLK Day Google uses Robert E Lee's Birthday in Alabama instead of MLK Day
- January 17, 2017

On the third Monday in January, Arkansas, Alabama, and MS celebrate a public holiday, but they don't just commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but in three states it was different. Under the hours section it said "Monday, Closed, Robert E. Lee's Birthday". As with the flag debate in other states, the King Day proposal has drawn the ire of groups that say removing Lee from the holiday is an affront to people whose ancestors served the Confederacy. (more...)
Xbox One controller-shaped inflatable pool toy is making a splash
- January 17, 2017

Xbox Australia's press release on the floaty provides a tongue-in-cheek description of the prize, informing potential winners that the giant controller isn't able to be used as an actual gaming controller, but can still be quite useful on a hot summer day (it's now summer in Australia, which is in the southern hemisphere). (more...)
Nintendo's Switch Is Off Nintendo's Switch Is Off
- January 17, 2017

Shinkawa's words suggest the publisher is optimistic about the popularity of the Nintendo Switch in Japan and the commercial benefit of partnering with Nintendo to focus on portable games . Fans would require plenty of memory if they want to download several games on their Nintendo Switch . The $300 price point isn't outrageous, although no games are included in the package. (more...)
Tweet-bird Trump accidentally tweets at random woman while talking about Ivanka Tweet-bird Trump accidentally tweets at random woman while talking about Ivanka
- January 17, 2017

Before Goodstein published his tweet , Trump took the opportunity to criticize CNN. Which wasn't a big deal until Trump quoted the (since-deleted) tweet to his 20.1 million followers. "Ivanka Majic from Brighton, England, is a wonderful woman". Later, Pygas published another tweet, showing a screenshot of Goodstein blocking him on Twitter. (more...)
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 for industry goes on sale Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 for industry goes on sale
- January 17, 2017

The compute models from the company are different from the regular Raspberry Pi as they are stripped-down version which makes them more suitable for embedded computing. However, since then we have had two more generations of Raspberry Pi hardware, so it was time for the module to get an update of its own. The Compute Module 3 and Compute Module 3 Lite are, the Foundation has confirmed, to be sold alongside the existing Compute Module which will be retained as a low-power ... (more...)
Apple planning MacBook Pro with 32GB of 'desktop-class' RAM
- January 17, 2017

Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out today with a new investor note, offering up some more information about what's in store for the Mac lineup in 2017. A 12-inch MacBook is said to enter production in the second quarter, according to the analyst. The same goes for the current-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro. (more...)
Researchers Create Battery with Built-In Fire Extinguisher
- January 17, 2017

Lithium-ion batteries are now one of the biggest problems in the tech world. It's an issue that has affected other electronic makers in the past, but maybe one that can be prevented in the future. They anticipate that this kind of thermally-triggered, fire-extinguishing separator could be worked into larger batteries, though testing would be required to see if it can withstand stresses like mechanical pressure or overcharging on a larger scale. (more...)
Pascal Wehrlein Swaps Manor For Sauber For 2017 F1 Season Pascal Wehrlein Swaps Manor For Sauber For 2017 F1 Season
- January 17, 2017

It is understood that confirmation of Bottas's switch to the world champions will be announced later this week. However, the German manufacturer felt it was too soon to promote the 22-year-old to its championship-winning works outfit. Ericsson, whose Swedish backers are thought to be linked to Sauber's owners, was confirmed for a third season at the team in November. The Mercedes F1 team on Monday confirmed what had always been expected, announcing that Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas ... (more...)
Xbox One S Laptop Is Here, Ben Hecks Hacks Microsoft Latest Console
- January 17, 2017

The details of how exactly the Game Mode will function are sparse, but Microsoft has stated that "it'll fine-tune your PC to speed up gaming performance". With no extra software needed, Beam will allow viewers anywhere to watch your streams while still being able to interact with you. It was discovered during the start of the month that MSFT is planning to bring a dedicated mode to Windows 10. (more...)

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