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Amazon's Alexa is Now Ready to Serve iPhone Users Amazon's Alexa is Now Ready to Serve iPhone Users
- March 18, 2017

In addition, when used in conjunction with the Alexa app, hundreds of third-party extensions - dubbed 'Skills' - will offer optional features such as smart home controls to ordering an Uber. Users can access smart home controls via Alexa in the same way that Apple can control HomeKit-compatible devices. It's a self-service API with documentation that developers can use to build other devices that embody Alexa, said Charlie Kindel, director of Alexa Smart Home. (more...)
YouTube to discontinue video annotations because they never worked on mobile YouTube to discontinue video annotations because they never worked on mobile
- March 18, 2017

According to statistics, over 60 percent of YouTube watch time is mobile. As mentioned, YouTube is hoping to completely replace annotations with revamped versions of the existing and options, both touting refinements based on user feedback. (more...)
AMD to ship Ryzen 5 PC chips on April 11 this year
- March 18, 2017

Advanced Micro Devices recently announced that it would launch its four AMD Ryzen desktop processors on April 11 worldwide. Unlike the Ryzen 7 series, which consists entirely of 8-core/16-thread processors, the Ryzen 5 family has two tiers consisting of 6-core/12-thread and 4-core/8-thread processors. (more...)
California's self-driving cars: How often they require human intervention
- March 17, 2017

Uber declined to comment on the report, but a spokesperson for the company cautioned against comparing these results to the self-driving progress reports Google's Waymo has released, since the companies measure interventions differently. Another graph shows the average miles a vehicle will go before the driver needs to make a "critical intervention". And, of course, Uber isn't making these cars to help drivers. (more...)
Free Last Of Us-Inspired Costumes Coming To Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Free Last Of Us-Inspired Costumes Coming To Uncharted 4 Multiplayer
- March 17, 2017

To keep up on the latest on " Uncharted 4 ", make sure to bookmark this page. Despite being a PS4-exclusive game, " Uncharted 4 " has been well-received due to its good graphics, stunning art direction, and excellent dialogues. New character skins inspired by The Last of Us are also arriving. However, Naughty Dog didn't want this mode to be generic and made it more entertaining by giving the losing team a chance to strike back. (more...)
Swiss watchmakers enter the smartwatch market with luxury offerings Swiss watchmakers enter the smartwatch market with luxury offerings
- March 17, 2017

It's an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch with a fully-round 1.39-inch 400×400 AMOLED display that's also got curved sapphire glass. The Montblanc Summit is an attractive, well-designed smartwatch, and it's good to see more luxury Android Wear watches coming out to give more options to folks that prefer those styles. (more...)
Madison committee expels Edina student accused of serial sex assaults Madison committee expels Edina student accused of serial sex assaults
- March 17, 2017

Cook, 20, faces more than a dozen sex-related crimes and faces more than 20 criminal charges. He was released from the Dane County Jail the week before Christmas after a judge agreed to reduce his bail from $200,000 to $100,000, and his father posted a cashier's check. (more...)
2nd child dies after Pa. fire blamed on hoverboard 2nd child dies after Pa. fire blamed on hoverboard
- March 17, 2017

On the other hand, there was a 3-year-old girl, whose name was Ashanti Hughes got perished by the fire, and on the way to the hospital, she was pronounced dead just after 11:30 am. "We've seen too many fires and too many fire fatalities as a result of these hoverboards". The recalls announced last summer for 10 companies came after at least 18 injuries had been reported, including neck, leg and arm burns. (more...)
LG G6 Customers To Receive Free Google Home AI Assistant LG G6 Customers To Receive Free Google Home AI Assistant
- March 17, 2017

AT&T is selling the phone for $24 per month for 30 months on AT&T Next Every Year or $30 per month for 24 months. This is an excellent price and given that T-Mobile is usually a bit less than Verizon I may be able to buy one at T-Mobile for $649. (more...)
Mazda is adopting Android Auto so you can listen to Audiobooks Mazda is adopting Android Auto so you can listen to Audiobooks
- March 17, 2017

As one of the last big auto companies not yet offering Apple's CarPlay in its vehicles, Mazda this week confirmed that it will soon roll out the system, including updating older models through software and possibly hardware updates. Despite pledging support from the beginning, BMW - along with German rival Audi - have only just started integrating the technology into 2017 vehicles. (more...)
Apple kicks off a dedicated indie game showcase on App Store storefront Apple kicks off a dedicated indie game showcase on App Store storefront
- March 17, 2017

The Indie Showcase initiative ensures that games from small studios are given a chance to thrive in a saturated market filled with free-to-play juggernauts like Clash Royale and titles from large developers like Nintendo's Super Mario Run . (more...)
South Korea's ex-president hounded over dumped dogs South Korea's ex-president hounded over dumped dogs
- March 17, 2017

Park struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul, after leaving the Blue House compound in a motorcade of fast-driving black cars, flanked by police motorbikes. A snap presidential election will be held by May 9. Moon Jae-In, a former DP lawmaker and the presidential frontrunner, described Park's remarks as an "unacceptable" bid to paint the court as flawed. (more...)
Worth Observing Stocks: Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Worth Observing Stocks: Bank of America Corporation (BAC), Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
- March 17, 2017

The stock's 52-week range is $12.05 - $25.80. It may be used by market technicians to enter and exit trades, and it is a useful tool to add to a trading system. Bank of America Corp was Upgraded by Societe Generale to Buy on Jan 11, 2017. BAC received highest price target of 31.50 and low target of 16.25. Bank of America Corporation stock trades in the range of $25.05 to $25.34 before the earnings release. (more...)
Surprise, Surprise: The New Lotus Elise Sprint is Even Lighter Surprise, Surprise: The New Lotus Elise Sprint is Even Lighter
- March 17, 2017

With the lighter weight the vehicle can reach 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds with the base engine or 4.1 seconds with the supercharged version. Buyers can choose from two powertrains, either a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated mill or a 1.8-liter supercharged engine. (more...)
Facebook's new features like Messenger Day are distracting and obtrusive Facebook's new features like Messenger Day are distracting and obtrusive
- March 17, 2017

The WhatsApp text status update will roll out in next week, and it will come soon for iPhone users too. The next WhatsApp update will only bring a capability to let you set a status message, as it used to earlier, using text and emojis. (more...)
Mobile LG G6 will launch on April 7 Mobile LG G6 will launch on April 7
- March 17, 2017

It was only a few hours ago that we reported that LG would be offering a free Google Home as part of its promotional push for the G6. After Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, Sprint has also confirmed pricing and availability details for the LG G6. (more...)
Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
- March 17, 2017

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were introduced in September of last year and as per the new report published by Kanter Worldpanel , iOS managed to secure 42 percent of iOS market share during the holidays last year. Seventy percent of the USA domestic market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, and the third largest manufacturer, LG, accounted for an additional 11.1% of sales in the three months ending January 2017. (more...)
Tekken 7 Gets Two New Guest Characters From Other Games Through DLC Tekken 7 Gets Two New Guest Characters From Other Games Through DLC
- March 17, 2017

Furthermore, the game's current roster already includes one prominent " Street Fighter " alumnus in the form of Akuma, so it's not that hard to imagine the developers deciding to give him some company. The last significant update came via Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada last August , when he confirmed that the game was no longer in active development. (more...)
IPhone 8 Design Leak Suggests Slightly Curved OLED Display IPhone 8 Design Leak Suggests Slightly Curved OLED Display
- March 17, 2017

According to a report from DigiTimes , a sizeable gap between supply and global demand for OLED panels will play a major role in shaping the ability of smaller players to compete with giants Apple and Samsung. It will reportedly have a distinct new design, OLED screen and no home button, reported News. For its tenth anniversary, Apple launched its new iPhone 8 that will be called iPhone Edition. (more...)
Pittsburgh-Based ModCloth To Be Sold To JET & Walmart Pittsburgh-Based ModCloth To Be Sold To JET & Walmart
- March 17, 2017

The news was revealed to ModCloth employees in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was given Jezebel . 'I ask that we keep this within the company, as we usually do.' The news is set to be announced publicly on Friday. Walmart was sued for employment discrimination on the basis of gender in 2011. However in recent months, Modcloth has faced rounds of devastating layoffs, according to the Jezebel report. (more...)

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