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Apple, Facebook, Google and others draft open letter to Trump on immigration
- February 02, 2017

A number of tech leaders have already spoken out against the order, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Netflix chief Reed Hastings, Box CEO Aaron Levie, Tesla and SpaceX's Elon Musk, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, and more. (more...)
Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant With Twins Beyonce Announces She's Pregnant With Twins
- February 02, 2017

The "Single Ladies" singer captioned the picture with these words " We would like to share our love and happiness ", the post reads. Beyonce surprised the entire world with her announcement that she was pregnant with twins. -based photographer, Awol Erizku. The singer had revealed her first pregnancy on the MTV Music Awards red carpet in 2011. Of course, Beyoncé also suffered a miscarriage, which she spoke about in her 2013 documentary Life Is But a Dream . (more...)
Beyonce Beats Selena in Most Liked Photo on Instagram Beyonce Beats Selena in Most Liked Photo on Instagram
- February 02, 2017

In the now officially most liked Instagram photo of all time, Bey can be seen kneeling in a bed of flowers in her underwear, cradling her bump. Beyonce stopped the world once again when she announced on social media that her and her husband Jay Z were expecting twins. (more...)
Nook Tablet 7 Recall Nook Tablet 7 Recall
- February 02, 2017

Issues with the power adapter were actually discovered last month and according to the company, they had warned customers not to use the adapter until replacements could be provided. Barnes and Nobles said there are at least four reports of this happening. "The NOOK Tablet 7" model number BNTV450 is located on the back of the NOOK. (more...)
Huawei launches Honor 8 Lite, priced at $290
- February 02, 2017

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Honor 8 Lite packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The handset is expected to come in two versions: one featuring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage , while the second one features 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage . (more...)
Gmail Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista Users on Chrome Gmail Drops Support for Windows XP and Vista Users on Chrome
- February 02, 2017

Google , shortly after rolling out Chrome 56 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, has now started rolling out the version to Android users. While this makes sense given the security improvements that are part of the newest Google Chrome versions, this is also the end of Windows XP and Windows Vista users who can't actually update their browsers because support for their operating system isn't provided either. (more...)
WhatsApp Might Finally Let Us Edit And Delete Sent Messages
- February 02, 2017

This much-anticipated feature could prove a fancy option and a saviour tool for users who accidently send a specific message to a wrong person or for ones who face awkward moment with a poor choice of word. WhatsApp is testing a host of new features for its chat app, beta versions of the software have revealed. The new location tracker appears to function similarly to the "Find My Friends" app available on Apple iPhones since 2011, and automatically included on iPhones since iOS 9's release ... (more...)
Apple Considers Taking Legal Action Against Trump's Immigration Order
- February 02, 2017

Expedia claims that the executive order will hurt their business, with at least 1,000 of its customers holding passports to the seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump is being cautioned about choosing wisely as to who should be kept out. Google has created its largest ever crisis fund to help with legal battles for those affected by the ban, while Netflix CEO Reed Hasting called the order 'so un-American it pains us all'. (more...)
GM, Honda team up to develop advanced hydrogen fuel cells
- February 02, 2017

The two companies already confirmed the formation of Fuel Cell System Manufacturing which will start producing advanced hydrogen fuel cell starting by 2020. Fuel cell vehicles can operate on hydrogen made from renewable sources such as wind and biomass. "The United States is where demand for fuel cell vehicles is going to be among the highest so we've chose to consolidate our manufacturing operations into one location there", Honda spokesman Teruhiko Tatebe said at a joint news briefing in ... (more...)
Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 Devices Gets Left Behind Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 Devices Gets Left Behind
- February 02, 2017

Meanwhile, Google announced in its official blog that the Nougat 7.1.2's final release will be seen in the next couple of months. It will include several bugfixes, optimizations as well as a few enhancements for users. The developer preview of Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available only to Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C devices, and a beta version for Nexus 6P is expected to arrive soon. (more...)
SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch's Reasoning on Speech Should Worry Opponents of Discrimination SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch's Reasoning on Speech Should Worry Opponents of Discrimination
- February 02, 2017

Does anyone outside the MSNBC audience think that had the roles been reversed in 2016, and a Democratic Senate faced a Republican Court nominee, Harry Reid would have held a confirmation vote? "President Trump's vow to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. (more...)
Samsung Pay Mini to launch for Android Samsung Pay Mini to launch for Android
- February 02, 2017

The manufacturer has just made it official that its so-called Samsung Pay Mini will be launching in the country some time this quarter , and it will be made available to practically any Android phone running a relatively modern version of the OS. (more...)
Tentative Online Service Pricing Unveiled For Switch
- February 02, 2017

Nintendo's annual fee for its online services is also even cheaper than new games for the Nintendo 3DS which usually costs US$39.99. There, he talked about the pricing for the online service and the possibility of adding virtual reality functionality to their console. (more...)
Infra tag makes low-priced houses more affordable Infra tag makes low-priced houses more affordable
- February 02, 2017

Niranjan Hiranandani, Chairman and Managing Director, Hiranandani Communities, said limiting the size of affordable housing in the four metropolitan cities to 30 sq m, while allowing twice that in other cities, is 'not fair'. This is proposed to be reduced to 2 years. It is necessary that the Union Budget 2017-18 recognizes the importance of REITs and provides lower taxation on REIT income, reduction/removal of service tax with leased premises and waiving capital gains during transfer of ... (more...)
Fed may hike rates four times this year: BlackRock's Rieder
- February 02, 2017

The Bank of England's monetary policy committee publishes its rates decision at midday today. The Fed indicated in December that it expected to implement three interest rate increases this year, but that will depend on how the economic data develops. (more...)
Super Mario Run Update Adds Easy Mode and Golden Goomba Event Super Mario Run Update Adds Easy Mode and Golden Goomba Event
- February 02, 2017

A metaphor of Nintendo taking all of our money. Super Mario Odyssey is a unusual, but fantastic looking Super Mario game. That higher initial price tag may have been what drove people away from paying. Also, they've made the unlockable Toad character from the My Rewards section infinitely unlockable, in case you delete the game and don't have your progress backed up somewhere you'll be able to download him again. (more...)
Facebook Reaches 1.86 Billion Monthly Users, Generates $10 Billion Profit in 2016
- February 02, 2017

On a sentimental note, however, Zuckerberg did mention that Wednesday marked the five-year anniversary of the day Facebook filed to go public. Facebook has been making big bets on video and this year won't be an exception. Mobile ads account for 84% of the social network's advertising revenue . Average mobile DAUs rose 23%, to 1.15 billion, in December, while monthly mobile MAUs reached 1.74 billion, up 21% from a year earlier. (more...)
Popular Android manufacturer OnePlus caught cheating in benchmark tests Popular Android manufacturer OnePlus caught cheating in benchmark tests
- February 02, 2017

If a recent report is to be believed, OnePlus was actually manipulating the benchmark scores of different sites to affect the outcome of the phone's performance. The company claims that this was part of a broader effort to provide a "better user experience" in demanding apps (particularly games), although that doesn't really pass muster - there was no reason to be hiking speeds in benchmarks. (more...)
Apple-developed ARM chip may appear in updated MacBook Pro this year Apple-developed ARM chip may appear in updated MacBook Pro this year
- February 02, 2017

The new chip would reportedly take on low-power mode function, which would conserve power and potentially translate to a boost in battery life. It's built using ARM technology and will work with the standard Intel processor, handling " Power Nap " low-power mode functionality. (more...)
Mexico, EU speed up trade talks after Trump threats Mexico, EU speed up trade talks after Trump threats
- February 02, 2017

The EU and Mexico first signed a free trade agreement in 2000. They will also meet between rounds to push for further progress. "We will take our relations fully into the 21st Century", Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said in a joint statement. (more...)

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