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'Minecraft Education Edition' arrives in schools in May announce Microsoft 'Minecraft Education Edition' arrives in schools in May announce Microsoft
- April 15, 2016

Minecraft: Education Edition is tailor-made to teach kids about navigation, collaboration, and social skills, as well as how to create re-usable class projects. This beta will be used to get more detailed feedback on the product so Microsoft can fine-tune for the diverse learning environments of its customers. (more...)
Last Minute Tax Woes
- April 15, 2016

Meeting the requirements of the Affordable Care Act on their tax forms also has been a challenge for some taxpayers, Fisher said. If you miss payments or default on your obligation, you can damage your credit rating and face higher fees and interest rates, making your situation worse. (more...)
New HTC 10 phone focuses on camera quality New HTC 10 phone focuses on camera quality
- April 15, 2016

HTC has unveiled it's latest flagship smartphone, the all new HTC 10. The leaked video highlights that a single aluminum block has been used to be craft the HTC sense 8 UI, the "10" smart phone. The HTC 10 features a brand new camera, faster hardware , improved audio and better battery technology. The device's main selling point is the 12-UltraPixel rear-facing camera that features dual-tone LED flash, laser autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization) and 4K video recording. (more...)
'Ghostbusters' video game brings girls, guys and proton packs together 'Ghostbusters' video game brings girls, guys and proton packs together
- April 15, 2016

The first trailer was released on USA Today , giving us a glimpse at what's in store. Bustin' is unlikely to make you feel good if the trailer for this unexpected new Ghostbusters game is anything to go by... Instead, it will feature a new round of Ghostbuster rookies tasked with keeping New York City safe, while the movie cast are off dealing with spooks, specters, and ghosts across the country. (more...)
Oculus Rift suffers a botched launch, shipments delayed for months Oculus Rift suffers a botched launch, shipments delayed for months
- April 15, 2016

Now, more than two full weeks removed from the Rift's "launch date", thousands of consumers - many of whom pre-ordered the Oculus in the first minutes after it was available - are still waiting for their headsets. Could these delays and a lack of communication on the part of Oculus provide a nudge for people debating between a Rift, HTC Vive or the PlayStation VR? Oculus then promised an update on April 12th, which started off with many pre-order customers getting notifications about a ... (more...)
Microsoft sues US over secret demands for customer data
- April 15, 2016

Microsoft called the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act unconstitutional, citing its own First Amendment free speech rights and its customers' Fourth Amendment right to know if the government has searched or seized their property. In its complaint, Microsoft acknowledges that the increase in demands for both online data and secrecy "undermine confidence in the privacy of the cloud and have impaired Microsoft's right to be transparent with its customers". (more...)
Apple Refers to OS X as 'MacOS' in Environmental Webpage Update Apple Refers to OS X as 'MacOS' in Environmental Webpage Update
- April 15, 2016

Now, another sighting of the new name has been found, and this one is more concrete: this sighting was found on Apple's website. Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage that aims to answer all sorts of questions about Apple and its focus on the environment. (more...)
Apparently, iPhone 7 Plus will take some features from the iPad Pro Apparently, iPhone 7 Plus will take some features from the iPad Pro
- April 15, 2016

But while there's still no way to confirm the authenticity of the leaked images, many are still confident of how Apple's new flagship device will look like. Apple's iPhone SE: In addition to targeting retail customers with the new iPhone SE, Apple also wants corporate to use it on lease. That could enable the possibility of a True Tone display technology, originally delivered by the recently released smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro. (more...)
Live surgery to be performed in VR this afternoon
- April 15, 2016

The entire video will be shot using two 360-degree cameras and several other lenses that will be spread across the operation theatre. But the process is also being live-streamed to anyone without a headset on the Medical Realities website, the healthcare company Dr Ahmed runs. (more...)
IOS 1970 Bug Can Be Exploited via Network Connections IOS 1970 Bug Can Be Exploited via Network Connections
- April 15, 2016

Over at Krebs on Security this week, Brian Krebs has reported that two security researchers have found a new way to automatically brick a stranger's iPhone by forcing them to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot that can change the date without their knowledge. (more...)
HTC 10 to launch today, leaked video reveals all the details
- April 14, 2016

HTC also launched a lifestyle version of HTC 10. HTC's teasers have also claimed that the device will be "the fastest and smoothest Android smartphone". A hands-on article from PC World notes that HTC has ditched its own calendar app in favor of Google's and doesn't have its own Gallery app. That's the question everyone is asking as Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC unveiled its flagship phone yesterday. (more...)
HTC unveils the long-awaited HTC 10 flagship smartphone
- April 14, 2016

The HTC 10 comes with 5.2-inch display with 2K resolution . Both the back and the front cameras feature optical image stabilization, a spec HTC claims is an industry first. HTC says the phone comes with 12 months of "Uh Oh" protection. EDIT: CDMA carriers Sprint and Verizon look to be supported, but users will have to purchase the unlocked version of this phone. (more...)
Here's the cover art for The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion Here's the cover art for The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine expansion
- April 14, 2016

A Polish gaming website may have leaked the release date for " The Witcher 3's " second expansion pack. However, that date was merely a placeholder as we confirmed in a story ran earlier today. To play Blood and Wine DLC you will need the base game. The two expansions combined are said to be "almost the size of The Witcher 2 ", so it's not a surprise that it's taking a while to finish, and I wouldn't be surprised if it pushed out even further. (more...)
New HTC 10 launched in Dubai, priced at Dhs 2399 New HTC 10 launched in Dubai, priced at Dhs 2399
- April 14, 2016

To recap, there are two versions of the HTC 10 . HTC 10 is being called "A great all-rounder for stills and video". On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy S7 packs a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 processor (models vary by region), and has a 5.1-inch display with the same Quad HD resolution. (more...)
Bugatti recalls Veyron to rectify three separate issues Bugatti recalls Veyron to rectify three separate issues
- April 14, 2016

Moving on to the second of three recalls, Bugatti is calling back 87 units of the Veyron 16.4 produced from March 10, 2006, to March 9, 2012, Veyron Grand Sport from September 29, 2009, to October 14, 2014, and Veyron Super Sport built from February 18, 2011, to August 17, 2012. (more...)
Facebook adds chat bots to Messenger Facebook adds chat bots to Messenger
- April 14, 2016

Users of the Messenger app, for example, can now order flowers by chatting with 1-800-Flowers' Facebook Messenger account , thanks to bots developed by messaging startup Assist (co-founded by GeekSquad founder Robert Stephens). And all you have to do is type a few words and swipe and press buttons on the Messenger app. Facebook is constantly developing its Messenger and recently it has also introduced a new Bots for Messenger feature, which will allow users and businesses to make ... (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg Throws Shade At Donald Trump During Keynote Speech
- April 14, 2016

Despite Microsoft's Tay tweetbot going rogue, Facebook is determined to convince the world that bots can be a viable tool for businesses to drive deeper engagement with customers. For one, Facebook commands a vast trove of data on the estimated 1.6 billion people who use the main service and the 900 million who use Messenger .Zuckerberg used the words "hope" and "optimism" in describing his vision, while shunning those who try to divide and separate. (more...)
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are Processing over 60 Billion Messages every day WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are Processing over 60 Billion Messages every day
- April 14, 2016

Arguably the biggest news of the night, Facebook is building a new platform so that developers can create bots that "speak" directly to users in Messenger . If you are thinking that Facebook is going into the camera business, well in a way yes, but it essentially want to help you make great 360-degree videos with this new camera system that is priced for about $30,000. (more...)
Facebook bets on social virtual reality Facebook bets on social virtual reality
- April 14, 2016

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer did a live demo on some products by virtually bringing Booth onstage through displaying a VR experience. What really got the crowd's attention, however, was when they went to a Tower Bridge scene; they actually took a virtual selfie using a virtual selfie stick. (more...)
FBI iPhone trick 'won't be secret for long' FBI iPhone trick 'won't be secret for long'
- April 14, 2016

IHS estimated that, as with the iPhone 5C, Apple is extending its product range once again, with the hope of gaining new customers and enticing them to pay for a phone with more memory. Kuo, who is an Apple analyst at KGI Securities, is known to be usually correct about his predictions and expects Apple to see around 200 million iPhones or less sold in the current year. (more...)

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