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How NAB and Westpac infiltrated Amazon's Alexa launch in Australia How NAB and Westpac infiltrated Amazon's Alexa launch in Australia
- January 18, 2018

There is no question that the Google Assistant is the smarter and more powerful, but Google executives will need to figure out how to get this artificial intelligence app in as many smart home devices as possible. Airtasker co-founder and CEO Tim Fung says the objective of joining Amazon Alexa is to make the voice-based platform more accessible to users. The smart home devices will also enable users to create or check calendars, set times or alarms, set reminders, create to-do ... (more...)
Google to consider page speed for mobile search rankings Google to consider page speed for mobile search rankings
- January 18, 2018

Speed has been used as a ranking signal for desktop search since 2010- this marks the first time it will be used to rank pages on mobile. "We encourage developers to think broadly about". The Chrome User Experience Data? Despite the changes, the post explained that the intent of the search query is "still a very strong signal". The goal of this change is to improve the search user experience. (more...)
Trump tweets DACA is 'probably dead' Trump tweets DACA is 'probably dead'
- January 18, 2018

Even before the meeting last week, Democrats were under intense pressure to refuse to negotiate with Mr. Trump. That symbolic spanking effort is likely to fail in the Republican-controlled House - and it may be further poisoning the chances for striking a deal. (more...)
Ford Mach 1 Will be an Electric Performance Crossover Ford Mach 1 Will be an Electric Performance Crossover
- January 18, 2018

On Sunday, Ford said they plan to jump-start their electric vehicle spending, promising to shell out $11B, and have 40 electric vehicles in their lineup by 2022. Ford has previously said it will make hybrid versions of the Mustang and of the F-150 . While Ford will focus on SUVs and trucks and shrink its passenger vehicle business-potentially shipping production of some models to other markets such as China, Lincoln will "orient" itself more on SUVs and crossovers. (more...)
The iPhone X's controversial notch could vanish from future Apple phones The iPhone X's controversial notch could vanish from future Apple phones
- January 17, 2018

Apple does not typically reveal the breakdown of the mix so we might still be in the dark about how many of those 80 million were sales of iPhone X versus iPhone 8 (or even iPhone 7 and other models) but we will know average iPhone selling price. (more...)
Google's Project Fi gains Google's Project Fi gains "unlimited" data plan with Bill Protection
- January 17, 2018

Second, if you're on a group plan, " Bill Protection kicks in at different usage points based on the number of people on your plan", Google notes. Google's Project Fi cell service never played the " unlimited data " game that most carriers in the US like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). (more...)
Grab Your Ticket to Blizzard World, Launching in Overwatch This Month Grab Your Ticket to Blizzard World, Launching in Overwatch This Month
- January 17, 2018

At long last, it's nearly time to visit Overwatch's newest map, Blizzard World! So, grab a ticket & join us for the GRAND OPENING of Blizzard World! " Your adventure begins January 23 ", the official Overwatch account. Game director Jeff Kaplan after the date was announced confirmed that the entire team is ready to surprise players with lots of new additions including new characters, lootboxes, costumes and more events are on the way to Overwatch in 2018. (more...)
Walmart launches program to safely dispose of unused opioids Walmart launches program to safely dispose of unused opioids
- January 17, 2018

According to the Centers For Disease Control more than half of people that abuse prescription opioids get them from friends and relatives. "While this issue requires many resources to solve, we are confident this unique, easy-to-use disposal solution, DisposeRx, will make a meaningful impact on the lives of many". (more...)
Skygofree Android Spyware Threatens Privacy Skygofree Android Spyware Threatens Privacy
- January 17, 2018

The researchers also warn infected devices could be used to take photos and videos on the device even when it is locked. One of the shocking things that the malware can do to an infected phone is to make it carry out location-based audio recordings. (more...)
Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel
- January 17, 2018

Mueller treated Mr. Bannon differently than the dozen administration officials who were interviewed in the final months of past year and were never served with a subpoena", the article says. They want to retake the House. The timing of his subpoena is not tied to Mr Bannon's recent falling-out with the president, exacerbated by comments attributed to him in Fire and Fury . (more...)
Meizu M6S Leaks With A Side-Facing Fingerprint Scanner Meizu M6S Leaks With A Side-Facing Fingerprint Scanner
- January 17, 2018

You have a 18:9 display, a good mid-range chipset, fingerprint ID and a decent battery, making it a well balanced smartphone. The two storage variants launched in China will be made available in Champagne Gold, Matte Black, Moon Silver, and Cobalt Blue colour variants. (more...)
Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller? Do these leaked pics show Microsoft's new Xbox Elite controller?
- January 17, 2018

Images posted on social media also suggest that the new controller will have adjustable locks for thumbsticks, improved grip sections, and three LED lights too. The photo appears to show that the new controller will have a new design for its grips. A source familiar with Microsoft's plans confirmed to The Verge that the photo shared on Reddit is authentic. (more...)
Analyst Recommendation about These Stocks: QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM), Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)
- January 17, 2018

The stock decreased 3.48% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $30.67. About 513,669 shares traded. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "buy" rating and set a $163.00 price objective on shares of Adobe Systems in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. (more...)
Reliance Jio revamps its Rs 153 plan; offers 1GB data per day Reliance Jio revamps its Rs 153 plan; offers 1GB data per day
- January 17, 2018

Jio is now offering 1GB data per day with the Rs 153 tariff plan for the affordable 4G feature phone, which takes the total data offering to 28GB data. Jio Offers triple cashback offer on some other plans as well. These vouchers can be redeemed, one at a time, against recharges of Rs 300 and above plans and against Rs 91 & above data add-ons, via myjio app. (more...)
IBM, Maersk Form New Blockchain Company for International Cargo IBM, Maersk Form New Blockchain Company for International Cargo
- January 17, 2018

The new company expects to sign up more shippers along with ports and customs officials. White, the new company's CEO, said this pilot, which traced a container of flowers that sailed from Mombasa, Kenya to Rotterdam in the Netherlands, plus several followups convinced Maersk of the system's potential. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy On 7 Prime Launched in India at ₹12990 Samsung Galaxy On 7 Prime Launched in India at ₹12990
- January 17, 2018

The Galaxy On7 Prime was listed earlier on amazon.in and was also spotted on the Samsung U.A.E site. As part of the launch offers the Galaxy On7 Prime buyers will get a total of Rs 2000 cashback on Jio Money with a recharge of Rs 299 spread across 24 months. (more...)
SA summons U.S. mission after Trump 'shithole' slur SA summons U.S. mission after Trump 'shithole' slur
- January 17, 2018

South Africa's Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) was scheduled to talk Monday with the second in command at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria about Trump's remarks. "We remain committed to working together to realize the promise of a more peaceful, more productive, more prosperous South Africa". Like many other senior diplomatic posts and State Department positions, Mr. (more...)
PM Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu to hold roadshow in Ahmedabad PM Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu to hold roadshow in Ahmedabad
- January 17, 2018

After arriving in Modi's home state, the two leaders along with the Israeli prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu set out in a vehicle from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Airport here. The two leaders developed cordial connect after Modi's visit to Israel in July past year - the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister. PM Modi had shown Abe and his wife around at the Sabarmati Ashram. (more...)
Parents of H&M Model Says They've Had to Move from Home… Parents of H&M Model Says They've Had to Move from Home…
- January 17, 2018

The family at the center of a controversial H&M ad featuring a black child modeling a " coolest monkey in the jungle " hoodie have moved from their home because of security reasons, a report says. She added that she wasn't necessarily taken aback by the word "monkey" on her son's hoodie. "I think everyone should respect different opinions on racism". (more...)
Watch Out, Bitcoin Investors: The IRS Wants Its Share of Your Profits Watch Out, Bitcoin Investors: The IRS Wants Its Share of Your Profits
- January 17, 2018

This made it the fourth most widely used currency for trading bitcoin, after the United States dollar, the yen and the euro. Ethereum was trading at $1,090, down more than 18 percent in the last 24 hours; while ripple fell by nearly 26 percent to $1.37 per token. (more...)

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