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Apple macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Update Released; Adds Night Shift Feature
- March 30, 2017

The Night Shift feature, originally introduced in the iOS 9.3 a year ago, makes small adjustments to the color of the screen aimed at helping users sleep well after using their laptop or desktop, according to Ars Technica . Once can choose either "Sunset to Sunrise" or "Custom ". However, the Night Shift controls are a little buried and may be hard to find. " Night Shift automatically shifts the colors of your display to the warmer end of the color spectrum after dark", Apple ... (more...)
The new Xbox One dashboard and guide is out today
- March 30, 2017

Improved multitasking . Microsoft isn't really talking up this aspect of the Creators Update, but it has removed the Snap feature from the Dashboard, so you can no longer display two apps side-by-side. Watch, chat and interact with Beam on Xbox One: We're committed to making great gaming experiences that unify players across the Xbox One console and PC. (more...)
Samsung unveils S8 smartphones with virtual assistant
- March 30, 2017

In the USA, the phone will be available for pre-order from March 30, and it looks like the pricing is starting at $700 plus. According to The Verge , while Galaxy S8 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery , the Galaxy S8 Plus is fitted with 3,500 mAh battery pack. (more...)
Ford Canada CEO to make announcement at Essex Engine Plant Ford Canada CEO to make announcement at Essex Engine Plant
- March 29, 2017

Ford Motor Co. will invest $1.2 billion in three MI factories, paving the way for a return of the Ranger pickup and Bronco sport utility vehicle and winning praise from President Donald Trump. In a visit to the Detroit area earlier this month, Trump asked the top executives of major automakers in the U.S.to boost employment following his move to extend a review of fuel economy and emissions standards. (more...)
Microsoft's Office 365 update for March focuses on Excel, OneNote, and Visio Microsoft's Office 365 update for March focuses on Excel, OneNote, and Visio
- March 29, 2017

Microsoft has gone on to make several improvements to OneNote this month, making inking more powerful and available in the browser, as well as helping you create more accessible notes. Microsoft has also introduced autosaving to Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Windows desktops, where files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint Online are concerned. (more...)
Chicago Teen Allegedly Gang-Raped Over Facebook Live
- March 29, 2017

He said the girl told detectives that she knows at least one of her alleged attackers, but no arrests have yet been made. Police were alerted to the attack when the girl's mother approached police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after an unrelated news conference on Monday afternoon and showed him images of her daughter being assaulted by five or six men, Giancamilli said. (more...)
House intel chair: Paul Manafort agrees to testify about Russian Federation connections
- March 29, 2017

In order to make time for the new closed hearing, Nunes said a previously scheduled hearing with several senior Obama administration officials, including the former Central Intelligence Agency director, would need to be canceled. He said his focus for people to interview is primarily current and former government officials with insight into the investigation. Many have called into question Nunes' ability to conduct a fair investigation of the Russian Federation matter. (more...)
Samsung moves on Siri with Bixby AI
- March 29, 2017

It's going to be deeply integrated with apps that support Bixby so the virtual assistant will be able to perform any and all functions with just voice commands that can also be done by simply tapping on the display with a screen. About a week ago, Samsung Italy's page inadvertently confirmed the existing of its digital assistant - Bixby. To minimise confusion, Bixby will be smart enough to understand commands with incomplete information and execute the task accordingly. (more...)
Apple releases (PRODUCT)RED special edition, funds HIV/AIDS programs
- March 29, 2017

Now we're introducing iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED ™ Special Edition. Other announcements include new Apple Watch bands in various guises and brands, as well as iPhone 7 cases. Consumers that will buy the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition online or in-store, will get a free Personal Setup service. (more...)
Blac Chyna Just Dragged Tyga for Not Paying Child Support Blac Chyna Just Dragged Tyga for Not Paying Child Support
- March 29, 2017

In a series of blank snapchats filled with just text, she wrote: 'It's amusing now to me! Blac Chyna appears to be accusing Tyga of cheating on Kylie Jenner in a freaky rant allegedly uploaded to her Snapchat account in which she also slammed the aspiring rapper for nor paying her child support. (more...)
Samsung finally confirms its artificially intelligent assistant, Bixby
- March 29, 2017

All can be done by summoning Bixby and let it do the tasks for you. Samsung says that the role of the voice-powered AI should be to learn and adapt to humans, not the other way around. This happens when app is enabled for Bixby. Now Samsung will have one, too, and Bixby sounds like a pretty ambitious effort. A statement from Samsung claims that existing assistants on the market, such as Siri or Cortana , only support a few selected tasks for an application. (more...)
White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner
- March 29, 2017

Trump, who has publicly sparred with reporters since entering the White House, announced in a late-February tweet that he would break with tradition and not attend the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. Other than Trump's decision to stay home, several news organizations that typically throw parties around the dinner have cancelled their plans. The following day, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders acknowledged on ABC's This Week that the president's decision should ... (more...)
Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone
- March 29, 2017

Trump was using (hence, less risk of important classified information to leak out), and secondly, because this confirms that our outspoken president has not delegated his tweeting duties to staff members (as some speculated). Now, we have to say that President Trump picked a rather bad time to buy a new iPhone considering we're in the midst of year three with the same design and expecting a dramatic overhaul later this year. (more...)
House Panel Wants More Details From NSA, FBI on Russia Hacking House Panel Wants More Details From NSA, FBI on Russia Hacking
- March 29, 2017

Nunes appeared to walk back his remarks about what the documents showed, saying it was unclear whether it was proof conversations among Trump or his associates had been monitored. Nunes' disclosure came two days after FBI Director James Comey publicly confirmed the bureau's own investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian Federation. (more...)
How'd You Like Your Online Browsing Habits Sold
- March 29, 2017

House Republicans nearly unanimously supported the repeal Tuesday night, while Democrats defended the regulations passed during the Obama administration. "Overwhelmingly, the American people do not agree with Republicans that this information should be sold, and it certainly should not be sold without your permission", Ms Pelosi said. (more...)
Expat Turks begin voting in referendum on president's powers
- March 29, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. "Both cases concern suspected espionage involving Turkey , but at this moment there is no common substance to the two probes", she said. The draft foresees consolidation of all executive power in the presidency, with more presidential influence over the judiciary (through the ... (more...)
Ubisoft Announces DLC Plans For Watch Dogs 2; Details Here Ubisoft Announces DLC Plans For Watch Dogs 2; Details Here
- March 29, 2017

The idea is to push advanced players to use every gadget in their arsenal to hack, shoot, drive and solve puzzles all at once. The update will also include randomly appearing loot truck events where you have to hack an armored auto, 13 new clothing items, a quick-swap feature for weapons, and the paintball rifle weapon, and it will give drone, motocross, and eKart races multiplayer functionality. (more...)
United: leggings welcome on our flights United: leggings welcome on our flights
- March 29, 2017

In relation to those not flying on standby, the airline said it is perfectly fine to wear your active wear: "To our regular customers, your leggings are welcome ". Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted that she would change her United flight bookings to other airlines for a tour next month because of the leggings issue. (more...)
Uber suspends self-driving cars in two USA states after crash
- March 29, 2017

On Friday, a driver in Tempe was cited for making an illegal left turn and hitting one of Uber's test cars, which was in self-driving mode with a test driver behind the wheel and another in the passenger seat. - and Nissan Motor Co. also reported fender benders involving self-driving cars in California within the a year ago. 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...)
Dive deep into the Ford GT's five different drive modes Dive deep into the Ford GT's five different drive modes
- March 29, 2017

Five modes enable Ford GT to attain ideal performance - whether on-road driving on a nice summer day, contending with rain and other elements, or aggressively pursuing its limits on a closed circuit. "Driver-demand calibrations get more aggressive - where slight changes in throttle result in faster acceleration", Nick explained. Ride height is dropped by a full 50mm, the dampers firm up while the rear wing is constantly deployed at all times. (more...)

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