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Samsung's fire-prone Note 7 phone may return after recalls
- March 29, 2017

Samsung has issued three key practices it will follow for future recycling of all smartphones and electronics. It was previously rumored that the Korean giant might return the refurbished Galaxy Note7 devices to the market, and now the company has issued a statement that clarifies that the Galaxy Note7 isn't quite dead yet. (more...)
Samsung gets Siri-ous with its Bixby AI assistant
- March 29, 2017

Nonetheless, Samsung's voice-powered digital assistant will join a crowded market of digital assistants that would include the Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana , Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. " Samsung has a conceptually new philosophy to the problem: instead of humans learning how the machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the abilities of designers), it is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us". (more...)
Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos
- March 29, 2017

There is an element of taste. The "backlash" could broaden into a rebellion against the market practice of software programming ad placements, slowing not only Google's revenue but also that of other internet firms, according to Jackdaw chief analyst Jan Dawson. (more...)
Psyonix is Psyonix is "Evaluating" Rocket League for the Nintendo Switch
- March 29, 2017

But this uptake in interest has resulted in server performance issues and matchmaking delays-forcing CEO Dave Hagewood to now address the issues, and he and his team's community, head on. "We're looking to see what the technical requirements are", said Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham. We're looking to see how it would benefit the community as a whole. (more...)
Reliance Jio Prime Last Date Is March 31: What Will Happen Next?
- March 29, 2017

The users will get 8GB data as monthly installments for three months. This is due to the poor response from the current Jio users who are enjoying the free services. Even after extending the deadlines, the company might not reach its 50% target which will be around 60 million as most of the interested users might have already subscribed for the Jio Prime Membership. (more...)
Beauty and the Beast Earns $16.3 Million In Thursday Previews
- March 29, 2017

It's a number that would certainly put the 26-year-old on par with the list of the 10 highest paid actresses of 2016 , which spanned a range of $10 million to $46 million (dayum, Jennifer Lawrence!). To be totally honest, I gave this flick the "Checky™ Seal of Approval!" the moment Emma Watson smiled and sang at the beginning of the film. "She was completely nonplussed and I will be forever grateful that she was Belle for that". (more...)
Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 With New Theater Mode, SiriKit, More [Download] Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 With New Theater Mode, SiriKit, More [Download]
- March 29, 2017

Once you turn Theater Mode off, your Apple Watch will go back to your usual settings. As part of a software update, the Apple Watch just added some new features. MacWorld reports that watchOS 3.2 also comes with a Siri update that enables the AI assistant to worth with more apps. This expands voice commands to third-party applications, letting you ask Siri on the Watch to do more for you like make a payment, call a auto, or send a message. (more...)
Google makes searching on Android better with new Shortcuts feature
- March 29, 2017

The preview of Android O is meant to solicit feedback from developers, according to Google . If you use a password manager app, Android O gives you easy yet secure access to it across your device via autofill . Users that wish to partake in this download will want to pay attention to the warnings from Google made this afternoon. Background limits will do just what it says: put limits on what apps can do in the background, across three main areas. (more...)
House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation
- March 29, 2017

Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who introduced the repeal bill in the Senate, argued the overturned FCC rules could "limit consumer choice, stifle innovation, and jeopardize data security by destabilizing the Internet ecosystem". For anyone not in the loop on tech issues, the gist of this is that Republicans voted to let internet providers sell your information to advertisers. (more...)
Samsung Unveils Giant 408 Cinema Screen Display Samsung Unveils Giant 408 Cinema Screen Display
- March 29, 2017

Samsung is also continuing its collaboration with Harman Professional Solutions to offer an audio system to match the visuals of the Cinema Screen. According to Samsung, the Cinema Screen is now undergoing the DCI certification process and recently completed compliance test at Keio University in Tokyo - which means that it will still be a number of years before these screens replace the digital projectors you know and love. (more...)
Facebook's Messenger app adds live location-sharing
- March 29, 2017

The company said that the update is being made available globally. Users can stop sharing their Live Location any time. You'll now be greeted with a map showing your current location and a blue bar with the option to share your Live Location . (more...)
Uber Releases Workforce Data Amid Criticism of Company Culture
- March 29, 2017

But, believe it or not, Uber was not the only high-profile tech company holding out. Alphabet/Google (GOOGL) has 31% women and Apple (AAPL) has 32%, according to the Associated Press. In a release accompanying Tuesday's report, Uber also noted it's making an effort to hire more women and people of color. "We're also rolling out training to educate and empower employees, covering topics like "why diversity and inclusion matters", "how to be an ally", and "building inclusive teams". (more...)
Dark Souls III Director's Next Game Not Necessarily Similar to Dark Souls Dark Souls III Director's Next Game Not Necessarily Similar to Dark Souls
- March 29, 2017

It's been almost a year since Dark Souls III was unleashed on the public, captivating players with hundreds of interesting lore implications, some of the most rewarding boss encounters of the whole series, and dozens of wonderful weapons to use against the twisted enemies you encountered. (more...)
Total Forms Joint Venture to Expand Petrochemicals Activities in Texas
- March 29, 2017

The new cracker will be built alongside Total's Port Arthur refinery and Total/BASF steam cracker for a total investment of $1.7 billion. Expected to be established in late 2017, the final investment decision on the PE plant will be taken simultaneously at that time, with the ethylene cracker planned to start-up in late 2020. (more...)
Nintendo comes back in the field of gaming with gun portability Nintendo comes back in the field of gaming with gun portability
- March 29, 2017

IT'S BEEN labelled "the premium game hardware launch of this year" and it's just as bonkers as you'd expect from Japanese gaming giant Nintendo . Find out the latest about the Nintendo Switch online availability. It's hard to look at and use the Switch without considering the Wii-U, Nintendo's last console, which included a tablet controller but was not truly portable because it had to stay within range of the unit's main hardware. (more...)
Uber grounded driverless auto program following accident in Arizona Uber grounded driverless auto program following accident in Arizona
- March 29, 2017

Uber has cleared its self-driving cars to return to the roads in Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh - the three USA cities where its autonomous vehicle pilot program is now in operation. Simpson, the group's private policy director. It will be required to file public crash reports when an incident occurs and annual disengagement reports detailing when the robot technology fails. (more...)
Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit
- March 29, 2017

Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. The card-free option can be more secure than using a debit card, Velline says , because it reduces the chance that fraudsters can steal and copy the numbers on your debit card. (more...)
(Update) Lego City Undercover's retail Switch port may require an install (Update) Lego City Undercover's retail Switch port may require an install
- March 29, 2017

Since Lego City Undercover is listed at 7.1GB on the Switch eShop, and the Wii U port clocks in at 19GB, this suggests Warner Bros. split the game across the two digital and physical formats. The Nintendo Switch ships with very limited, non-upgradeable internal memory of just 32GB. It might come down to simple cost. Lego City Undercover will be released next week on April 4th. (more...)
Kangaroo taken for a walk down Detroit street Kangaroo taken for a walk down Detroit street
- March 29, 2017

Darwin is getting so much attention after a Snap Chat video of him hopping down a Detroit street went viral. Stacks said his zoo is licensed by both the state and federal governments and that the animals are well treated. "We educate people", he said. He reminds children that exotic animals don't make good pets, he said. "When people don't know, people tend to judge things". (more...)
Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations
- March 29, 2017

Another auto failed to yield for the Uber auto, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report. Montenegro stated that the Uber auto was not at fault in the non-injury crash, and that the driver of the vehicle that caused the incident had been cited. (more...)

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