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Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today Facebook Messenger Kids For Android Released Today
- February 15, 2018

When they open up the app, kids see a list of approved contacts they can call for a one-on-one or group video chat. Now it's finally making its way to Android devices, despite some misgivings voiced out by child advocacy groups about the dangers of letting kids use an app that might be addictive and a security risk at the same time. (more...)
'Suits' Star Patrick J. Adams Defends Meghan Markle Against US Politician 'Suits' Star Patrick J. Adams Defends Meghan Markle Against US Politician
- February 15, 2018

Researchers from the University College London explained earlier this month that DNA testing on Britain's oldest, almost complete human skeleton - dubbed Cheddar Man - revealed he had dark skin, blue eyes and dark curly hair. "For Twitter, reining in abusive content has posed a challenge as the company has touted itself as the ultimate place for free speech and open debate", reported NPR's Alina Selyukh in 2016, noting that the 2016 presidential election cycle was "marked by a flood of ... (more...)
Uber's fourth-quarter loss narrows to $1.1 billion Uber's fourth-quarter loss narrows to $1.1 billion
- February 15, 2018

Mr Khosrowshahi took over from ousted co-founder Travis Kalanick late previous year. "Revenue a year ago was $7.5 billion, but Khosrowshahi was keen to tout a "$40 billion run rate", a measurement of total transactions on the platform. Uber concluded the year with about $ 6 billion in cash , 13 percent less than the year before. The surprise settlement announced Friday came as lawyers for Uber and Waymo, a company hatched from Google, prepared to wrap up the first week of a trial that had ... (more...)
This Could be the Android One Nokia 7 Plus This Could be the Android One Nokia 7 Plus
- February 15, 2018

Perhaps the biggest upgrade is the departure from 16:9 aspect ratio display in Nokia 7. Unfortunately, information on screen resolution hasn't been leaked yet, as pointed out by Phone Arena . We've experienced some decent leaks on the Nokia 9 for the past few weeks. This also means that users will be able to get the phone from Google's Project Fi. (more...)
Amazon Echo is now available in India Amazon Echo is now available in India
- February 15, 2018

The man, who was not identified, said the Alexa commercial that led to the purchase was "socially irresponsible" and should not be aired. The Amazon Echo Dot is available for purchase at Rs 4,499, the Echo for Rs 9,999, and the Echo Plus is now available at Rs 14,999. (more...)
Next Windows 10 update brings new 'Ultimate Performance' mode to desktops Next Windows 10 update brings new 'Ultimate Performance' mode to desktops
- February 15, 2018

Those who have skipped ahead to Redstone 5 will begin testing the very first new features for the next update likely to arrive later this year (and those initial builds will be quite a bit wobblier than normal, as ever - it's the cutting-edge of testing here). (more...)
Modern singles reinvent Valentine's Day with apps like Tinder Modern singles reinvent Valentine's Day with apps like Tinder
- February 15, 2018

Some men are just rude, inappropriate, and come on too strong to the point of freaking some women out. Ginsberg said that while drawing feedback from users, the company found out that women don't always like being forced to initiate the first move, so Tinder is giving them the ability not to do that. (more...)
What to expect from the Galaxy S9? Samsung teases camera features What to expect from the Galaxy S9? Samsung teases camera features
- February 15, 2018

It took the company about three months to roll out the latest Android update. Samsung had sent out the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ only last week. Now Samsung is revealing why: it was causing some phones to randomly reboot, according to a statement given to SamMobile . It's unclear when the Oreo update will return at this point, but it's not like Samsung was quick to release it in the first place. (more...)
Hamlin looking for another medal in Olympics finale Hamlin looking for another medal in Olympics finale
- February 15, 2018

On Wednesday, Liam Boylan-Pett of NBC Olympics reported luge competitor Erin Hamlin will bear the flag at Friday's opening ceremony and lead 244 American athletes. "That was never something I thought I would accomplish or get the opportunity to do". "I've always stayed true to what works for me, and that means keeping things consistent". (more...)
Google Overhauling Android OS to Lure iPhone Users
- February 15, 2018

The app is the latest in a recent lineup of Google apps aimed at low-end smartphones, and should now be showing up in the Google Play Store for such devices. The app also supports the convenient conversation view that groups emails for all IMAP, POP3, and Exchange accounts under one roof. Google has also provided support for sender images and swipe actions within the conversation list. (more...)
Lexus Once Again Ranked Most Dependable Brand In The US Lexus Once Again Ranked Most Dependable Brand In The US
- February 15, 2018

The 31-brand rankings were determined based on the number of problems per 100 units reported by some 37,000 owners of 2015 model-year vehicles during the past 12 months. "Improving dependability ultimately supports new vehicle sales and provides a better perception of the brand". Buick , the highest-ranked mainstream brand, was third with 116 PP100 vehicles, followed by Infiniti (120), Kia (122), Chevrolet (124), BMW (127) and Toyota (127). (more...)
Apple and Facebook work out news subscription deal Apple and Facebook work out news subscription deal
- February 15, 2018

In addition to being a destination for people seeking out news videos, the section will also serve as an opportunity for Facebook to highlight coverage of breaking news events, she said. Brown had more details to share about another way that Facebook is looking to help publishers make money. The meter, now being tested with a handful of publishers, is now set at five. (more...)
Call of Duty movie has a potential director in its sights Call of Duty movie has a potential director in its sights
- February 15, 2018

Meanwhile, the script has already been penned by Kieran Fitzgerald though details on the plot are not known at this point. Either way, get ready for the Call of Duty Cinematic Universe, folks. The " Call of Duty " games started off in 2003 with a World War II focus but since then have roamed through the 21st century and into near and far future contexts, with the " Modern Warfare " sub-series set between 2011 and 2017, and last year's " Call of Duty : WWII" returning to 1944. (more...)
Kim Jong-un praises 'sincere, impressive' South Korea Kim Jong-un praises 'sincere, impressive' South Korea
- February 15, 2018

The Unification Ministry said the funds will come from the government budget for inter-Korean cooperation and will cover housing and food for the cheering squad, orchestra, taekwondo athletes, journalists and other members of the more than 400-strong delegation. (more...)
Skype can't fix a nasty security bug without a massive code rewrite Skype can't fix a nasty security bug without a massive code rewrite
- February 15, 2018

A security bug has been uncovered in Skype via its update process which could allow hackers to gain access to a user's computer. However, Microsoft is reportedly not taking needed actions anytime soon. Kanthak told ZDNet Monday that Microsoft was informed of the bug back in September. The notes reference a Windows-specific DLL injection vulnerability as the need for the code rewrite, which Microsoft apparently isn't prepared to do yet. (more...)
Rocket League is Getting Some Cool Merchandise Rocket League is Getting Some Cool Merchandise
- February 15, 2018

The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set won't be available until later this year in the U.S., and Australian pricing and availability has not yet been announced . On the more serious side, the set will come with codes for DLC in the game, although whether that's just new vehicles and skins, or something more involved, has yet to be announced. (more...)
Windows Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1 this summer Windows Advanced Threat Protection coming to Windows 7 and 8.1 this summer
- February 15, 2018

Microsoft notes that while one of the main reasons cited for upgrading to Windows 10 is the improved security, there are still plenty of organizations that are still running slightly older operating systems. Windows 10 only recently surpassed the total market share of Windows 7, but in the enterprise space, Windows 7 is still far more common than Windows 10, as businesses tend to be slow to upgrade to new operating systems. (more...)
Court to rule Tuesday on Park's friend in influence-peddling scandal Court to rule Tuesday on Park's friend in influence-peddling scandal
- February 15, 2018

Ms Park Guen-hye, accused of colluding with her former adviser, is separately on trial for charges of bribery , abuse of state power, leaking state secrets and coercion of which she has denied any wrongdoing. In the same case, Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and fined US$6.5 million for bribery . Lotte has interests in retail and many other businesses. (more...)
Japanese speed skater Kei Saito given first doping suspension at Pyeongchang Olympics Japanese speed skater Kei Saito given first doping suspension at Pyeongchang Olympics
- February 15, 2018

Saito, 21, who had been scheduled to take part Wednesday in heats for the men's 5,000-meter relay event, voluntarily accepted a provisional suspension and was ordered to leave the Olympic village in PyeongChang, South Korea, the global sports court said. (more...)
Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business Former Samsung CTO To Lead Google IoT Business
- February 15, 2018

On Monday 12 February, Injong Rhee shared a Linkedin post informing that he would be a part of Google's IoT team. Google offers a range of IoT-related products, including a management service called Cloud IoT Core allowing customers to collect and analyse data from connected devices. (more...)

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