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Facebook is for all: Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat Facebook is for all: Zuckerberg takes a jab at Snapchat
- April 19, 2017

In the document, Pompliaono, who was the company's growth lead for a few weeks in 2015, recounts a September 2015 meeting he had with the CEO regarding Snapchat's worldwide growth plans. Nonetheless, the app's rating has plunged from five stars to just one on the App Store. In 2013, a different group of hackers released a database of what it claimed contained 4.6 million Snapchat users, revealing usernames and passwords. (more...)
PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say PlayStation 4 consoles may attract roaches, repairmen say
- April 19, 2017

Kotaku has talked to a fix shop in the USA that has bags full of roaches removed from PlayStation 4 units and new units with this problem arrive regularly. "Roaches leave traces", Matt Zieminski of hardware fix site iFixit told Kotaku . "Their poop colour is distinct and has a certain smell to it". To get it working again, console repairmen usually replace the power supply. (more...)
Google Earth gets a mobile-friendly makeover Google Earth gets a mobile-friendly makeover
- April 19, 2017

Google partnered with the likes of BBC Earth and the Gombe National Park to deliver 50 stories for Voyager . If you're just browsing, the " I'm feeling lucky " button takes you to one of 20,000 curated destinations, such as an island off the Swahili coast to hot springs in Japan. (more...)
Samsung is reportedly working on a rugged Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T
- April 19, 2017

The new flagship smartphones are available to order to April 17 to April 23. What is known about the Galaxy S8 Active is that it indeed exists. We should expect to start seeing social media posts from proud owners of the Galaxy S8 in just a couple of days from now. (more...)
Steve Stephens found dead inside car in Erie, Pa.
- April 19, 2017

Stephens, dubbed the Facebook killer , shot himself in Erie, Pa., after a brief auto chase with Pennsylvania police. It marked a violent end to the almost 48-hour multistate manhunt for Steve Stephens , whose case brought another round of criticism down on Facebook over how responsibly it polices objectionable material posted by users. (more...)
Everton demand £100m for Romelu Lukaku
- April 19, 2017

With Ronald Koeman confirming last week that Lukaku won't sign a new contract with the club, it looks as though Everton are ready to play hardball with the likes of Chelsea. But Everton are determined to keep hold of Lukaku and say they will only consider selling him this summer if a club meets their huge valuation of the 23-year-old. (more...)
Namco Bandai's New RPG Revealed as Code Vein, Features Vampires Namco Bandai's New RPG Revealed as Code Vein, Features Vampires
- April 19, 2017

In the game players take on the role of supernatural vampires called "Revenants" who are part of an isolated world called "Vein" the main setting of the story in which players will "discover the truth". The companies have stated that the vampire RPG is a Japanese release aiming for a worldwide launch, and that the game will officially be announced on April 20, and it will get a gameplay trailer sometime in early May. (more...)
Facebook launches its first VR app called Facebook launches its first VR app called "Facebook Spaces"
- April 19, 2017

Check out some of these features in action. Facebook has not said anything about any kind of mobile release just yet, though with Gear VR, Daydream, and even Cardboard all having methods of mimicking the Oculus Touch controllers to a certain extent, it could be possible in the future. (more...)
Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games Thumbs-up for electronic sports at the 2022 Asian Games
- April 19, 2017

This foregrounding of esports is thanks to a strategic partnership between the Olympic Council of Asia and Alisports of China, a part of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. "We are sure that the extensive organising capabilities of Alisports, and their experience in e-sports, will assist the OCA in developing all sports". (more...)
Facebook Murder Suspect Has 'Shot And Killed Himself,' Police Say
- April 19, 2017

Police radio dispatches reveal how Pennsylvania State Police were following Steve Stephens' white Ford Fusion in Erie, Pa. The break in the case came when police received a tip that Stephens was at the McDonald's in Erie, in far western Pennsylvania about 100 miles east of Cleveland, where he ordered a 20-piece Chicken McNuggets and fries. (more...)
Windows 10 Power Throttling Feature Will Help Save Battery Life Windows 10 Power Throttling Feature Will Help Save Battery Life
- April 19, 2017

It can either be as simple as that slider, or you can determine each app and process to be throttled or not to be throttled. Also, the company says that Power Throttling isn't the final name for the feature, and that it may change between now and when it's released with Redstone 3 later this year. (more...)
IMovie, GarageBand and iWork Apps Are Now Free for All Users IMovie, GarageBand and iWork Apps Are Now Free for All Users
- April 19, 2017

The free versions are now available on the iTunes Store and the Mac App Store. In an unexpected move today originally noted by MacRumors , Apple has made their productivity and media creation suites iWork and iLife free for all users across iOS and Mac. (more...)
Can Facebook make Messenger the Can Facebook make Messenger the "yellow pages" of messaging?
- April 19, 2017

The new tab is joined by those aforementioned 'Messenger Codes, ' a parametric QR code that can be used at events to easily connect visitors (and Messenger users) with the event's related bot by scanning the code. Facebook is pushing bots is because it believes bots are the best way for people to communicate with businesses, or to combine "the white pages and yellow pages", as Chudnovsky put it. (more...)
Suspect in Killing on Facebook is Dead
- April 19, 2017

As Buzzfeed notes , the Federal Bureau of Investigation and US Marshals began a nationwide search for the suspect, receiving more than 400 tips claiming that Stephens was spotted from Pennsylvania to Texas. A makeshift memorial sits along a fence Monday, April 17, 2017 , near where Robert Godwin Sr., was killed in Cleveland . Alexis Lee, who saw Stephens last week, said his childhood friend always seemed respectful and got along with everybody. (more...)
Possible Legal Action for United Airlines Possible Legal Action for United Airlines
- April 19, 2017

The practice lets airlines keep fares low while managing the rate of no-shows on any particular route, said Vaughn Jennings, spokesman for Airlines for America, which represents most of the big US carriers. He said was working on legislation to increase passengers' rights. Dubai-based Emirates released an ad after video went viral of a United passenger being forcefully removed that toyed with the Chicago-based carrier's longtime slogan. (more...)
Things to Know About Tax Day: Refunds Are Up, Audits Down Things to Know About Tax Day: Refunds Are Up, Audits Down
- April 19, 2017

Trump had not released his tax returns during the presidential campaign previous year and had said that he would release them after they went through audit. Organizers said the protests - dubbed the Tax March - were scheduled in almost 150 cities, and stemmed from the women's march that took place the day after Trump's inauguration. (more...)
Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept teased ahead of its official debut Audi E-Tron Sportback Concept teased ahead of its official debut
- April 18, 2017

While it wears the "Sportback" moniker - which in the automaker's lineup depicts a hatchback body type, this time around the prototype is actually of the crossover-coupe variety. The standout feature of the vehicle is the illuminated four ring logo at the front center while the ORVMs make way for camera mounts. We wonder though if Audi will bring it out as a hybrid or a pure EV; but from what we can see in the pictures, especially of the rear of the auto, the lack of an exhaust tip in could ... (more...)
Lynk & Co Makes Bold Promises with 03 Sedan Concept Lynk & Co Makes Bold Promises with 03 Sedan Concept
- April 18, 2017

The other part of the aggressive strategy planned by the company involves offering free connectivity on every auto. This is about more than just surfing the internet and plugging in to your apps, however; all Lynk & Co vehicles will depend on a signal to be shared and used among online subscribers, rather than just outright buyers and owners. (more...)
United 1Q net profit down 69%; Munoz calls Dao incident 'watershed'
- April 18, 2017

Days later Munoz, who was facing calls to resign from online petitions that had received thousands of signatures, said he felt "shame and embarrassment" and vowed that it would never happen again. Power study of satisfaction with airlines . He said it's all about how airlines manage overbooking situations and doing it well. He said a few travelers with options might try another airline, but United loyalists will be pragmatic and take a longer view - and United has been making impressive strides. (more...)
Nokia 6 getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update Nokia 6 getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update
- April 18, 2017

The company has laid out the plans for launching new Nokia Android offerings in several countries, which includes Europe and other parts of the world. The Nokia 6 sports a unibody design and touts a 5.5-inch FHD screen. It is more powerful and energy-efficient than the Snapdragon 821, which is used in LG G6. (more...)

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