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Snapchat users snub app after CEO's alleged 'poor country' remark
- April 19, 2017

Nonetheless, the news sparked outrage in India, which saw the hashtag #BoycottSnapchat trending on Twitter. After Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's alleged remark on why he would not like to expand the popular app in countries like India and Spain as they are "poor" and that the app is primarily for rich people, a debate sparked on the social media over it. (more...)
Mercedes Benz Concept A Sedan Revealed at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show Mercedes Benz Concept A Sedan Revealed at 2017 Shanghai Auto Show
- April 19, 2017

One of the innovative additions in the new S-class is the addition of Energizing comfort control. Among a wide range of driver aids, the upmarket saloon can also be optioned the most advanced autonomous driving technology offered by Mercedes-Benz, the so-called Distronic Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist system. (more...)
Verstappen fastest in final Bahrain practice Verstappen fastest in final Bahrain practice
- April 19, 2017

Bottas clocked a leading time of 1 minute, 28.769 seconds over the 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) track in Sakhir, compared to 1:28.792 for Hamilton. "Boom. The two Toro Rossos of Carlos Sainz and Daniil Kvyat rounded out the top ten ahead of Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso. Alonso, a two-time world champion, did not even make it into Q2 after his engine's power unit broke down. (more...)
Tim Farron Faces Election Challenge From Man Dressed As A Fish Finger
- April 19, 2017

In a Channel 4 interview in 2015, the evangelical Christian MP refused to answer three times when asked if he thinks gay sex is a sin. In London, former Cabinet ministers Vince Cable and Ed Davey are putting themselves forward as candidates, while the party's former deputy leader Simon Hughes will stand in his former constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. (more...)
Facebook CEO wants to augment your reality
- April 19, 2017

Facebook hosted its annual developers' conference on Tuesday, but Mark Zuckerberg pivoted briefly to discuss the weekend murder of a man in Cleveland that was broadcast on Facebook Live. The video of Godwin's death remained on Facebook for more than two hours. Facebook Messenger is finally moving the WeChat way. Messenger is also launching a dedicated discovery tab and new QR codes that, when scanned, bring users directly into conversation with a bot. (more...)
Fate of the Furious
- April 19, 2017

We all though we were going to have to look at the new Star Wars film at the end of the year to see the world debut gross record broken, but this week Fast and Furious 8 manages to do it. "It's a sign that a franchise built around muscle cars and odes to the importance of family is growing more global in scope", wrote Brett Lang, senior film and media editor for trade magazine Variety in an online commentary. (more...)
China's Baidu Plans July Launch of Self-Driving Car Technology China's Baidu Plans July Launch of Self-Driving Car Technology
- April 19, 2017

Autoware, largely built by the Japanese engineers, is an open-source software for urban autonomous driving. Image: Baidu starts open source autonomous vehicle platform, Project Apollo. This will lower the barriers to entry for research and development of autonomous driving technologies, making it more accessible to the general public, and accelerate the overall pace of innovation. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 Will Come With All-Screen Display Apple iPhone 8 Will Come With All-Screen Display
- April 19, 2017

The display will run on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology instead of the liquid-crystal display the company has employed in its iPhones since 2007. The company, which normally releases new flagship devices in September, is said to be exploring a variety of new features that could push back the launch date. (more...)
Need more time? How to file for an extension on your taxes Need more time? How to file for an extension on your taxes
- April 19, 2017

But for those of you who need more time , you can file an automatic six-month extension. If you have filed your tax returns, you can check the refund status here . While that many people are expected to file, others just won't. That will amount to 5% of your unpaid taxes for every month it is late, up to a maximum of 25%. (more...)
Theresa May's snap United Kingdom election call takes advantage of polls, weak opposition Theresa May's snap United Kingdom election call takes advantage of polls, weak opposition
- April 19, 2017

It's expected that they will increase their majority in this election and that should strengthen May's position as they face into Brexit negotiations as well as silencing some of the more vocal backbenchers in the party. Key policies from the Cameron era, including a commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national product on global development, might also be changed. (more...)
Facebook murder suspect remains at large as police ask public for help
- April 19, 2017

It was all due to the quick thinking of a McDonald's employee that led police to Steve Stephens . Lane also said she has received support from many, including her family, her boss, and even strangers like two daughters of 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr., who police say Stephens gunned down on Easter. (more...)
Minecraft: Switch Edition - Larger Worlds, 60FPS, and Maybe Wii U Transfers Minecraft: Switch Edition - Larger Worlds, 60FPS, and Maybe Wii U Transfers
- April 19, 2017

If you really want to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , or any other Switch game, the FTC says to play "at your friend's house until you're able to buy the real one yourself". According to the alert, some of these fake emulators are precursors to a tech support scam, installing software that gives you the impression that your computer needs to be repaired (and that you should pay the scammers for the fix). (more...)
Mount Eden features in stunning new Google Earth ad Mount Eden features in stunning new Google Earth ad
- April 19, 2017

Another tour allows users to visit some of the locations the BBC visited to film Planet Earth 2. Upon firing the Android app , or launching the web version , you'll see a new "3D" button that magically brings flat satellite imagery to the third dimension. (more...)
You Can Now Get StarCraft and Brood War for Free You Can Now Get StarCraft and Brood War for Free
- April 19, 2017

For those that can't wait for that and want to play some classic Starcraft , you can now do so completely free. In terms of changes, this patch adds an Observer mode; improved compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; better anti-cheat features; and support for windowed fullscreen and windowed modes, which can be swapped between using Alt+Enter. (more...)
Nintendo Sold More Copies of Zelda Than Switch Consoles
- April 19, 2017

The data, which was compiled by the NPD Group, a research firm that tracks the US gaming industry, suggests that Nintendo sold more units of the Switch's most popular games than units of the hardware itself. With the NPD Group's March results nigh, the Nintendo Switch has become the Japanese giant's fastest selling console in the United States, with 906,000 units sold in March. (more...)
Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration Google Earth gets revival with tools for exploration
- April 19, 2017

It uses image resolutions that range between 15m to 15cm. Google Earth responds directly with the answer or what is it thinks is the correct answer to your voice-based search query. The Android app has been updated too (iOS is coming soon). Separately, a new " I'm Feeling Lucky " feature takes you to a location selected at random. (more...)
Family of Robert Godwin reacts to Steve Stephens' death
- April 19, 2017

Authorities say officers tried to pull Stephens over and, after a brief pursuit, he shot and killed himself. Taking the stage one hour after suspect Steve Stephens apparently shot and killed himself in Pennsylvania, the Facebook CEO told the crowd of developers, analysts, and reporters that Facebook has more work to do in making its 1.86 billion strong community safer. (more...)
Employees check-in policy changed after passenger's forcible removal Employees check-in policy changed after passenger's forcible removal
- April 19, 2017

Adding that the change is "one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience ". The violent removal of a doctor from a flight in Chicago on Sunday - the airline wanted to put airline employees in four seats and remove four passengers - is the "gift" that keeps on giving. (more...)
Cleveland murder suspect Steve Stephens kills himself after pursuit
- April 19, 2017

On Sunday night Erie police said that a ping from Stephens' phone was detected on the east side of Erie County , though Stephens wasn't sighted in the area until today. Stephens streamed video to his Facebook page showing a gun pointed at a man's head. Baines said her father was the epitome of a family man who "would give you the shirt off his back". (more...)
Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Gets Benchmarked Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Gets Benchmarked
- April 19, 2017

First spotted by MobileTelefon.ru, the codename gave way to the website to guess that this was indeed Rubin's new smartphone. With earlier confirmation that Andy Rubin's next smartphone will run Android and be bezel-less, we now might have a general idea of the device's specs. (more...)

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