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Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction
- June 20, 2017

Much as with Lyft's long-time tipping option, Uber passengers can use the new feature to reward a particularly memorable ride after the fact, but that is not mandatory. That means riders will soon start paying a per-minute fee while their Uber driver waits at the pick-up point from two minutes after the driver's arrival. (more...)
Tesla report declares automaker 'not guilty' in fatal crash
- June 20, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened its docket on the May 2016 crash that claimed the life of Joshua Brown , a former Navy SEAL whose Tesla Model S collided with a tractor-trailer. Brown also drove at 74 miles per hour - above the 65-mph limit - and the car's systems detected no manual attempts to brake prior to the crash. According to data retrieved from the wrecked car's computers, the driver, 40-year-old Joshua Brown, traveled for almost 40 minutes before crashing ... (more...)
Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
- June 20, 2017

Consumers could also see more Whole Foods stores thanks to Amazon's financial might. Moody's lead retail analyst Charlie O'Shea said the deal could be "transformative, not just for food retail, but for retail in general". "The retail sector is used to change, but every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core", said Neil Saunders, managing director of research firm GlobalData Retail. (more...)
Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns
- June 20, 2017

The President is elected by an electoral college made up of all of India's MPs and MLAs, 4896 people in all this time around. "If someone is trying to make a Dalit a President with the goal of gaining a vote bank then we are not with them, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said adding that they would extend their support only if the decision was taken for the development of the nation". (more...)
Lucy Hale Upsets Followers With Lucy Hale Upsets Followers With "Fat" Comment About Herself
- June 20, 2017

Regardless of the reason for her comment, it's important to remember that "fat" is an adjective that doesn't say anything about an individual's beauty or value. So if you said to me, 'Oh, I'm so fat, ' I would want to strangle you. She can't act like she has a ideal life just because she's famous and has fans. (more...)
Deal Alert : Get Google Home free if you buy Pixel XL Deal Alert : Get Google Home free if you buy Pixel XL
- June 20, 2017

Further, it said, " Customers who return or cancel their order of Pixel XL must also return the Google Home device to receive a full refund". Fortunately, the story does not end here as the smaller Pixel phone too has the Home bundle offer going. (more...)
USA coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea
- June 20, 2017

There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan sends her thoughts and prayers to Warmbier's family and friends "during what has been an incredibly hard time", adding Warmbier "will be missed by all those who knew and loved him". (more...)
NDAs Prez nominee Ram Nath Kovind meets Home Minister Rajnath
- June 20, 2017

When BJP president Amit Shah announced the name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate, he had said that there was a "by-and-large" consensus within the coalition on the choice. "I will meet leaders of major political parties and seek their support", Kovind said. BSP boss Mayawati said her party was positive about Kovind but wished the ruling alliance had named a non-political Dalit candidate for the top post. (more...)
Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android Mozilla launches its privacy-protecting Firefox Focus web browser on Android
- June 20, 2017

The browser was initially released for iPhone and iPad only. Go for Firefox Focus. There are many use cases for wanting to browse the web without being tracked, but Mozilla offers a common example: reading articles via apps "like Facebook". (more...)
FUZE Code Studio is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018
- June 20, 2017

The Switch hit shelves across the world on Friday, March 3, and is selling for £279.99 (around $340). It gives you many needed ports to the new MacBook/MacBook Pro and ChromeBook. The Switch has its onscreen keyboard, but you will be able to use the USB keyboard accessory that comes with the Switch for better coding. The 3.0 system software, which is available for download now, adds the ability to pull friends from the Wii U and 3DS friends lists, and enables support for USB keyboards in ... (more...)
Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Kohli Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Kohli
- June 20, 2017

Seam bowlers Mohammad Amir and Ali took three wickets apiece to lead the Pakistan bowling attack in the country's first appearance in the final of the limited-overs tournament which is regarded as a mini-World Cup. "At this stage, the next Champions Trophy is still scheduled for India in 2021". The celebrations swiftly change direction, however, when replays on the big scoreboard show that Jasprit Bumrah had bowled a no ball and Fakhar is called back to the crease. (more...)
ZTE Nubia M2 Play launched: Key features and Specifications ZTE Nubia M2 Play launched: Key features and Specifications
- June 20, 2017

The SD 435 chipset is coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Nubia M2 Play is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone is a watered down version of the Nubia M2 but sports slightly better specs than the Nubia M2 Lite . Nonetheless, moving on to the design, the smartphone features a metal build with a double diamond edge-cut frame, which the company states adds strength to the smoother finish. (more...)
Sony can't compete with the Xbox One X
- June 20, 2017

Definitely, the Xbox One X is going to offer more power than the PS4 Pro . In layman's terms, this makes the Xbox One X 40 percent more powerful than Sony's Playstation 4 Pro . The prospect of official emulation of original Xbox games on PC looks like it could be a realistic one. The impressive video game console is considered as the most powerful one in the world for a reason, and it takes top-of-the-line components for it to make such a claim. (more...)
Taylor Swift Adds Catalogue To Spotify The Same Night 'Witness' Drops
- June 20, 2017

It's safe to say that Taylor Swift is likely to put her new album on Spotify too whenever it comes out. Swift's management explained that the surprise move is a celebration of the fact that 1989, her 2015 album, has now sold 10 million copies worldwide. (more...)
Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul
- June 20, 2017

The administration drew a mix of flattery and policy requests from the assembled technology leaders and university officials. Nadella and Cook were vocal in favor of a more technology-centered education system, with Cook saying coding should be on the syllabus in every public school. (more...)
Killer Instinct is coming to Steam Killer Instinct is coming to Steam
- June 20, 2017

Thanks to @CEOJebailey for helping us break the news. We also do not know why Iron Galaxy chose to release Killer Instinct via Steam after all this time, but fans will not be complaining about this good turn of events, that's for sure. (more...)
Two new Mercedes-Benz sedans headed to North America Two new Mercedes-Benz sedans headed to North America
- June 20, 2017

Look for the sedan to offer more room than the CLA , but it's possible it will only be heading to China. That said, given the relationship between the current A-, B- and CLA-Class models in Europe, the North American-spec A-Class will probably use the B and CLA's 2.0L turbo-four engine. (more...)
Samsung Electronics plans Galaxy Note 8 launch event for August Samsung Electronics plans Galaxy Note 8 launch event for August
- June 20, 2017

It's being reported that Samsung has changed its plans to launch the Galaxy Note 7 at IFA 2017 because of Apple's traditional launch cycle for iPhone. 8/6/17: A bevvy of Galaxy Note 8 leaks have appeared overnight, the first Tekz24 which claims to have got its hands on a live image of a "Coral Blue" version of the handset (below). (more...)
London tower toll rises to 79 London tower toll rises to 79
- June 20, 2017

Britain held a moment of silence for the victims on Monday, with emergency service workers at the site of the fire bowing their heads in respect. British officials said Sunday that exterior cladding used in a recent renovation of the building may have been banned under United Kingdom building regulations. (more...)
Two Navy sailors killed in Gwadar shooting Two Navy sailors killed in Gwadar shooting
- June 20, 2017

A spokesman for Pakistan Navy said the three Naval personnel were injured in the attack. Search operations are being conducted in the areas. No group has taken credit for the attack yet. They vowed to bring the culprits to justice. "Their sacrifices would not go waste". Gwadar port and Baluchistan are the integral part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and both countries have agreed to bolster security for the people, including Chinese nationals, working on different projects under ... (more...)

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