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Small Beer Company Starts 'Boycott Budweiser' Movement Over Super Bowl Ad Small Beer Company Starts 'Boycott Budweiser' Movement Over Super Bowl Ad
- February 09, 2017

This year's crop of Super Bowl ads included the usual range of amusing, corny, and weird commercials-but there was no escaping 2017's political upheaval. But once the commercial hit the airwaves, the internet increasingly focused on the fact that 84 Lumber's owner, Maggie Hardy Magerko , voted for Trump . (more...)
This 'invisible' memory-based malware is infiltrating organisations across the globe
- February 09, 2017

Although this is the official number as of right now, given the difficulties involved in spotting this malware, the number could be much, much higher, Kaspersky specialists warn. Digging deeper, the researchers learned that the code had been injected into memory using PowerShell commands. What makes these series of attacks particularly nasty is the fact that on top of being almost impossible to detect for long periods of time, it is unknown just who could be behind it all - whether there's a ... (more...)
Tech giants donated to Trump inauguration, report says Tech giants donated to Trump inauguration, report says
- February 09, 2017

Several tech companies that are now protesting President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States supported him in the past. "Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump", Zuckerberg said . After donating a reported $US250,000 ($327,446) in cash, and the same amount in technical services, to the Trump's inauguration parties on December 28, ... (more...)
Facebook announces updates to ad policies to prevent race-based targeting Facebook announces updates to ad policies to prevent race-based targeting
- February 09, 2017

Facebook has said its policies prohibit this type of targeting and, in November, took action, suspending these ad types : "There are many nondiscriminatory uses of our ethnic affinity solution in these areas, but we have decided that we can best guard against discrimination by suspending these types of ads", wrote Erin Egan, the company's chief privacy officer. (more...)
Facebook Israel team led development of Lite app Facebook Israel team led development of Lite app
- February 09, 2017

FB Lite was reintroduced in 2015 an app with a total size of less than 1MB, primarily focusing markets where internet access is slow or limited. While Facebook Lite was an initiative for developing countries initially, the company now seem to roll out the app in developed countries as well. (more...)
New Dead Sea Scroll Cave Found in West Bank New Dead Sea Scroll Cave Found in West Bank
- February 09, 2017

Another cave on the shore of the Dead Sea contains scroll jars from the period of the Second Temple, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said in a release on Wednesday. Israel Hasson , the director-general of the Israel Antiquities Authority , declared that this significant discovery of another scroll cave indicates that archaeologists still have a lot of work to do in the Judean Desert. (more...)
15000 people lose homes in Philippines shantytown fire 15000 people lose homes in Philippines shantytown fire
- February 09, 2017

A fire burns through hundreds of houses near Manila port. (Pic: Noel Celis/AFP) A man walks by as shanties in Parola Compound near Manila are engulfed in flames. The fire quickly spread as some of the materials used to build the houses is flammable. Three evacuation centres were opened and food and water was brought to the 3,000 families who lost their homes, said welfare officer Regina Jane Mata. (more...)
Elon Musk: The Model 3 Battery Will Be Below 100 kWh
- February 09, 2017

It's the timeline though, that we haven't been able to put in place. Peisert's rendering came at the flawless time because Musk just dropped a new detail about the semi project on Twitter . The automotive industry in India is growing and now worth $74 billion. With that level of positivity, you'd be right to wonder why it's taken Tesla so long to enter the Indian market. (more...)
Black out with Nissan's expanded Midnight Edition lineup
- February 09, 2017

The six models available with the Midnight Edition package are the 2017 model year Sentra SR , Altima SR , Maxima SR, Rogue SV, Murano Platinum and Pathfinder . It's lights out at Nissan as the auto maker expands the availability of its Midnight Edition trim package across its vehicle and crossover lineup. (more...)
The New York Times Is Offering Free Spotify To New Subscribers The New York Times Is Offering Free Spotify To New Subscribers
- February 09, 2017

While it may seem like both companies will take a hit from these discounts, the boost in new subscribers/readers will likely more than make up for it. "At The Times we are not only dedicated to helping our readers understand the rapidly changing world around them, but also to helping them live better lives", said Meredith Kopit Levien, executive vice president and chief revenue officer, The New York Times Company. (more...)
Project CARS 2 aims for late 2017 release on PC/console
- February 09, 2017

Two years after launching "Project Cars", developer Slightly Mad Studios released the trailer for the series' next installment, " Project Cars 2 ". Before we even see a single auto, we're hit with breathtaking Northern lights, a peaceful sunsetover a street circuit, a blistering snowstorm, dense foliage on a clouded day over Europe, and more. (more...)
Pinterest introduces Lens, a Shazam for objects in the real world
- February 09, 2017

Sharp said new visual search features like Lens were part of the company's renewed effort toward making searches more natural. You can also use Lens with food. And there's always Google, which has invested heavily in visual search, but has yet to necessarily weaponize it in the same way Pinterest has for potential advertisers. (more...)
New Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer previews sprawling environments
- February 09, 2017

Is Epona in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? You can enjoy the trailer with background music here. To keep players as excited as possible for the game, Nintendo recently released a new trailer which focuses on some of the game's most important features. (more...)
"Stranger Things" season 2 set to hit Netflix on Halloween
- February 09, 2017

The ' Stranger Things' kids are gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week, and there's a strong chance that Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) are related . Co-creator Ross Duffer adds: " It's a balance of the comfort you're familiar with but then trying to take it in new directions ". This new exclusive from EW is bound to be chockfull of Stranger Things secrets which we'll all get to learn soon once the magazine hits shelves on February 17 next week. (more...)
The Super Bowl live streams crashed for both Comcast and Fox Sports The Super Bowl live streams crashed for both Comcast and Fox Sports
- February 09, 2017

The year before, a higher percentage of Canadians (55%, or 19.3 million of 35.1 million) watched at least part of Super Bowl XLIX, in which New England defeated Seattle, whereas 51% of all Americans (161.3 million of 316.1 million) tuned in - 4% fewer. (more...)
Office Insiders get Touch Bar support on the Mac Office Insiders get Touch Bar support on the Mac
- February 09, 2017

All the different Office applications have customized uses for the Touch Bar. It's not clear when the stable version of Office for Mac will get Touch Bar support, but with slow ring users getting it now it's likely the new features will roll out relatively soon. (more...)
Belk appears to drop Ivanka Trump brand from website
- February 09, 2017

Home decor site Bellacor quietly deleted its collection of Trump-related items in November, then Nordstrom announced last week that they were no longer stocking Ivanka Trump's line. Senior Director of Marketing at Ivanka Trump , Rosemary Young, told Fox News on the contrary, the brand is continuing to expand. Ford canceled a planned expansion in Mexico after Trump tweeted angrily about it, saying it would keep jobs in the United States instead. (more...)
Windows 10 Cloud: A future alternative to Chrome OS?
- February 08, 2017

Microsoft could officially reveal Windows 10 Cloud in April 2017 at an event primarily dedicated to the Windows 10 Creators update. My People is a feature that will let users pin their favorite contacts to the Windows taskbar for faster and easier messaging and document sharing. (more...)
Pentagon Interested in Leasing Space at Trump Tower: Spokesman Pentagon Interested in Leasing Space at Trump Tower: Spokesman
- February 08, 2017

Lt. Col. J.B. Brindle said the agency is considering a "limited" amount of territory at the building where President Trump stays when outside the White House. But Richard Painter, who was White House ethics counsel under George W. Bush, told The Washington Post: "I have never heard of a president charging rent to the DOD or any other part of the government so they can be near him on his travels". (more...)
E3 2017 will be open to the public, tickets priced $149 - $249 E3 2017 will be open to the public, tickets priced $149 - $249
- February 08, 2017

Entry will include access to the entire show floor, as well as panel discussions and various other events starting on the Tuesday through Thursday of the E3 week. The first 1,000 tickets will cost $149, the next 14,000 will go for $249. "The feedback we heard was clear-they wanted to play the games inside the convention center". (more...)

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