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Kroger's Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to buyers under age 21 Kroger's Fred Meyer to stop selling guns to buyers under age 21
- March 02, 2018

And now brands are jumping into the gun reform fray, in what feels like a long, long overdue watershed moment in the battle against the National Rifle Association . "I don't think it's going to solve the problem", Richter said. Dick's had stopped selling assault-style weapons in its sporting goods stores after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (more...)
Instagram Audio, Video Calling Features Might Launch Very Soon Instagram Audio, Video Calling Features Might Launch Very Soon
- March 02, 2018

It makes complete sense that Instagram would bring in audio and video calling to bolster its Direct messaging feature in hopes of possibly overtaking Snapchat as a chat platform. With the advent of this new feature for WhatsApp fans, things get sorted out all the more for the video and audio calling fans. As of a year ago, 400 million people used Messenger audio and video calling each month, demonstrating their clear popularity. (more...)
Google Delete Search Results Requests Total 2.4 Million in Europe Google Delete Search Results Requests Total 2.4 Million in Europe
- March 02, 2018

Google thinks there's a public interest case to be made here, as the man is still an active business-doer. The European Court of Justice ruling was created to allow EU citizens to demand search engines delete links to references about them that are inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive, but Google can reject requests that don't meet those criteria. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco
- March 02, 2018

Nokia has said the 8 Sirocco will cost 749€, but you can't assume this will translate to £600/US$920. It is however, the first smartphone from the new Nokia, that looks like it could take on similar priced offerings from Apple and Samsung. But for now, if your heart is set on the iPhone X , we doubt Sony's phone can sway you away from its splashy perks. Photography is often where phone makers try to differentiate their phones and it's no different with this pair. (more...)
The iPhone may get even bigger next year, according to new rumors The iPhone may get even bigger next year, according to new rumors
- March 02, 2018

Munster predicts a supercycle - which he defines as upgrades by 10 percent or more of Apple's existing iPhone customers. Apple's new iPhone range in 2017 in India started from a premium Rs 66,120 for an iPhone 8 with the iPhone X Rs starting from Rs 92,430 ($ 1,418) for the 64 GB models. (more...)
H1Z1 exits Early Access with the Auto Royale vehicle-only mode H1Z1 exits Early Access with the Auto Royale vehicle-only mode
- March 02, 2018

This year, we continue to push this young genre forward with the introduction of Auto Royale . 'In 2016, we did something unheard of - we split a successful game into two products and introduced the world to the first standalone battle royale game. (more...)
Here are Samsung's official Galaxy S8 and S8 Here are Samsung's official Galaxy S8 and S8
- March 02, 2018

Samsung says that the " Dual Aperture " works in the range of "F1.5 / F2.4" and automatically lets in more light when it's dark and less light when it's too bright to capture photos that are crisp and clear. But, the Galaxy S9 Plus has inched ahead with superior camera performance, earning it a combined score of 99. As the phone has just released, you'll have fewer color options with the Galaxy S9 , with just Midnight Black, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple available at launch, with ... (more...)
Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks your winter sports Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks your winter sports
- March 02, 2018

The news is naturally great for winter sport enthusiasts who have thus far been shortchanged when using their Apple Watch, though it's not yet clear whether the same new smarts are coming to previous Apple Watch generations. I'm glad you asked. Using Siri, users can start Slopes and snoww to track their runs using just their voice. The updated Slopes app lets you track your speed, vertical distance, lift vs. (more...)
Facebook is expanding its job application functionality to 40 new countries Facebook is expanding its job application functionality to 40 new countries
- March 02, 2018

Facebook introduced jobs listings in the United States and Canada a year ago. Additionally, companies can post job openings, peruse applications and even schedule interviews through their Facebook business pages. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner: "We're happy to welcome Facebook to Houston to boost our residents' digital skills and make sure our vibrant community of entrepreneurs and small businesses gets more out of the internet". (more...)
Fitbit smartwatch leaked sporting Pebble-like design Fitbit smartwatch leaked sporting Pebble-like design
- March 02, 2018

The steep drop by Fitbit comes after the wearable fitness device maker reported weaker than expected fourth quarter results and provided disappointing guidance. The new band is a result of a partnership between Fitbit and adidas which the companies had announced past year. The new watch won't stray too far from the Ionic in one respect, and that's software. (more...)
'Red Sparrow' loses too many (ahem) feathers to really take flight 'Red Sparrow' loses too many (ahem) feathers to really take flight
- March 02, 2018

Believe it or not, this espionage tactic reportedly still takes place between Russian Federation and the United States of America, as described in the 2013 novel Red Sparrow from former Central Intelligence Agency operative Jason Matthews. (more...)
New Xbox 360 Games Are Now Getting Xbox One X Enhancements New Xbox 360 Games Are Now Getting Xbox One X Enhancements
- March 02, 2018

Xbox services through Windows 10 also appear to be down, as are non-Microsoft apps such as Netflix accessed through Xbox consoles. Speaking exclusively to Express Online, Kutrzuba said that the Xbox One X Enhanced version has HDR support, while the PC edition doesn't. (more...)
Google opens its Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, to everyone Google opens its Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, to everyone
- March 02, 2018

Google is releasing Hangouts Chat this week, a service that allows users to message each other privately or in groups, and work collaboratively on projects. In the last year-and-a-half, it launched Google Allo and Google Duo for messaging and video chats respectively, but the apps never quite took off. Each Hangout Chat "room" can accommodate up to 8,000 users and supports 28 languages. (more...)
LPSS supports student walkout in response to Parkland shooting LPSS supports student walkout in response to Parkland shooting
- March 02, 2018

In its statement Thursday, RPS said its principals are "working to identify ways for their students to honor the victims and share their views about gun control and school safety in a peaceful manner while remaining on school grounds to ensure safety during the March 14 demonstration". (more...)
Huawei launches MateBook X Pro and MediaPad 5 at MWC, Barcelona Huawei launches MateBook X Pro and MediaPad 5 at MWC, Barcelona
- March 02, 2018

And this notebook sports the first ever device in this range with a bezel-free display. In terms of dimensions, it measures 304x217x14.6mm and weighs around 1.33kg. The tablets are fuelled by a 5100mAh battery for the 8.4-inch variant and 7500 mAh battery for the 10.8-inch model, along with quick charging. So they packed a 57.4Wh long battery with wonderful mobility. (more...)
Germany unveils evidence of Russian hacking Germany unveils evidence of Russian hacking
- March 02, 2018

Germany on Wednesday said security officials were investigating an isolated attack on its government computer networks, but the incident had been brought under control . "The federal government must inform parliament comprehensively", he tweeted. But she added: "At this moment there is no discussion of that". Western governments and security experts have linked the hacking group known as APT28 or Fancy Bear to a Russian spy agency, and have blamed it for operations including an attack ... (more...)
Should Rams consider Jonathan Stewart to backup Todd Gurley? Should Rams consider Jonathan Stewart to backup Todd Gurley?
- March 02, 2018

During Stewart's 10-year tenure, he helped Carolina to five playoff appearances. Stewart has been a Panther since 2008, when Carolina selected him in the first round of that year's draft. The rookie out of Stanford nearly had as many targets (113) in the passing game as he had carries (117) in the running game a year ago. Carolina's first-round draft pick out of OR in 2008, Stewart is the franchise's all-time leading rusher with 7,318 yards, having surpassed former teammate DeAngelo ... (more...)
Jaguar Previews I-Pace SUV in Launch of Battery-Powered Line-Up Jaguar Previews I-Pace SUV in Launch of Battery-Powered Line-Up
- March 02, 2018

While mass-market automakers are electrifying their fleets in response to regulators' pressure to reduce emissions, JLR is one of the few established high-end producers to make a strong commitment. It'll be compatible with 100kW DC Rapid Chargers, which will take you from 0-80% charge in 40 minutes. Jaguar is also introducing its EV navigation system, which factors in topography and learnings from previous trips that also include individual driving styles to calculate available range . (more...)
Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham Vice President Pence to attend funeral for Rev. Graham
- March 02, 2018

North Carolina's second statue is of Zebulon B. Vance, a Confederate officer, two-time governor and USA senator. Graham, the first member of the clergy to lie in honor in the U.S. Exit polls showed Trump receiving four-fifths of the white evangelical vote in 2016. Friday's funeral is by invitation only. Bush and his wife paid their respects Monday when Graham was lying in repose at the library. (more...)
UK, Ireland in grip of 'Beast from the East' UK, Ireland in grip of 'Beast from the East'
- March 02, 2018

Cold and snow stunned the kingdom, hundreds of schools were closed. Giving a forecast for Wednesday and Thursday north of the border, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: "With the snow coming increasingly aligned into bands accompanied by strong winds , there is the risk of blizzards and the risk of really significant snow accumulations building up - 5cm to 10cm (2in-4in) widely (in the amber area) with 15cm to 25cm (6-10in) locally and the potential for the hills to see ... (more...)

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