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MAN STORIES Coming to Amazon Alexa MAN STORIES Coming to Amazon Alexa
- May 03, 2018

The company is also now offering a way for brands and merchants to sell products and services (like event tickets or flower delivery) through Alexa, using Amazon Pay for Alexa Skills . Last week it launched an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for its US userbase, filled with child-safe skills, and now it's rolling out similar skills for all UK Echo devices. (more...)
HTC U12 gets an official launch date HTC U12 gets an official launch date
- May 03, 2018

Though it appears as a sneaky move from HTC to host an event a week after the launch of OnePlus 6 , it remains to be seen how the next generation U-series device will fare to the smartphone crowd. The smartphone will run Android 8.0 Oreo operating system topped with the Sense UI of the company and will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. (more...)
DP World and Hyperloop One Create Cargospeed DP World and Hyperloop One Create Cargospeed
- May 03, 2018

We May Need to Add Another Mode to Intermodal UAE - Regular readers will know we have tracked the progress of the potential for a working Hyperloop transport system since port and logistics group DP Worldsigned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the developers of the innovative pneumatic tube transport technology nearly two years ago. (more...)
Facebook will introduce a simple way to clear cookies and browsing history Facebook will introduce a simple way to clear cookies and browsing history
- May 03, 2018

Zuckerberg, in a post on his Facebook account, said he will discuss the feature at Facebook's annual F8 conference which begins today. The past several weeks have made clear that people want more information about how Facebook ( www.Facebook.com ) works and the controls they have over their information. (more...)
Again, IGP shuns Senate summon on Melaye, killings Again, IGP shuns Senate summon on Melaye, killings
- May 03, 2018

In a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, Ambassador Bhutto demanded N100 million damages against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), the Police Service Commission and the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command. (more...)
Facebook fires employee for bragging about access to user data Facebook fires employee for bragging about access to user data
- May 03, 2018

Facebook has fired a security engineer who used his position to access data to stalk women online. In the screenshot, the employee writes about being a "professional stalker". "Everyone deserves to feel safe, even on the internet". Facebook did not immediately return an email Wednesday seeking comment on the former employees' allegations. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Getting Official Support on Steam Client Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Getting Official Support on Steam Client
- May 03, 2018

Checking the Switch Pro Configuration Support option will enable controller configurations to be created, shared, and browsed on a per-game basis; once it's selected, you can plug the controller in to your PC and register it when prompted. "We think it is a great device with a feature set that pairs nicely with your Steam catalogue". On the default "Account" menu that appears, click "Change" under the "Beta participation" section. (more...)
Xiaomi launched Mi Music, Mi Video apps in India Xiaomi launched Mi Music, Mi Video apps in India
- May 03, 2018

At a Mi Pop Play event on Wednesday in Mumbai, Xiaomi India announced the launch of Mi Music and Mi Video apps for its consumers. Both of these apps are not entirely new. Furthermore, users will be able to listen to more than 10 million songs in 13 Indic and worldwide languages for free, lifetime. Content partners include SonyLIV, Voot, Hungama Play, Alt Balaji, Zee5, and more. (more...)
The US ITC is investigating the Nintendo Switch for patent infringement The US ITC is investigating the Nintendo Switch for patent infringement
- May 03, 2018

International Trade Commission ( USITC ) has voted to institute an investigation of certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components thereof". If the commission rules against Nintendo, there's no guarantee the cease and desist order would be issued. However, for now Nintendo is free to continue selling the Switch and the company is very experienced at fighting patent lawsuits. (more...)
Tesla hints at when its $35000 Model 3 will actually arrive Tesla hints at when its $35000 Model 3 will actually arrive
- May 03, 2018

It took in $3.4 billion during the quarter, besting the $3.2 billion that had been forecast. The stock is down about 7% in the past year, but up about 13% in the past month. Tesla fans, who include celebrities such as Kanye West, remain legion, and demand for both its debt and shares was strong previous year. Musk expects the company to hit profitability in Q3. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature John Marsten Red Dead Redemption 2 Will Feature John Marsten
- May 02, 2018

Rockstar has released its third proper look into Red Dead Redemption 2 with a brand new 2-minute trailer. There are buildings falling apart as well as buildings on fire, which is just par for the course when a notorious outlaw gang is facing off against the best bounty hunters and federal agents. (more...)
Google is launching .app domains, the first TLDs secured with built-in HTTPS Google is launching .app domains, the first TLDs secured with built-in HTTPS
- May 02, 2018

From May 8, .app domains will be available to the public through any registrar. "You can use your new domain as a landing page to share trustworthy download links, keep users up to date, and deep link to in-app content", the Google post tells app developers . (more...)
YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM) YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM)
- May 02, 2018

Brands by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. As is shown on the chart below, Yum China and KFC both enjoyed a double-digit increase in sales while the pizza chain remained weak. NY now owns 814,792 shares of the restaurant operator's stock valued at $66,495,000 after acquiring an additional 124,052 shares during the period. (more...)
J&K: Stone pelting on school bus, Class 2 child injured J&K: Stone pelting on school bus, Class 2 child injured
- May 02, 2018

There were reportedly 50 children on the bus at the time of the incident. Concerned over the incident of stone pelting on a school bus in Shopian , former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said that the amnesty granted to stone pelters was to encourage "reasonable behaviour". (more...)
Wildfire covers 250 acres in Newaygo County, multiple departments respond Wildfire covers 250 acres in Newaygo County, multiple departments respond
- May 02, 2018

According to a statement from Anderson, the ban will be lifted once the area receives "significant rainfall" or the fire index indicates a moderate chance for fire. Most of the wildfires this past weekend were caused by burning debris, which the DNR reminds you to do carefully and only if you have a burning permit. (more...)
(NASDAQ:MSFT) is Mathes Company Inc.'s 10th Largest Position (NASDAQ:MSFT) is Mathes Company Inc.'s 10th Largest Position
- May 02, 2018

The stock increased 1.83% or $1.26 during the last trading session, reaching $69.95. About 908,026 shares traded or 18.14% up from the average. Cortland Associates Inc decreased its stake in Baidu Inc (BIDU) by 13.7% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Prince Harry and Meghan choose their royal wedding carriage Prince Harry and Meghan choose their royal wedding carriage
- May 02, 2018

There are four coins in the collection and feature the happy couple "looking lovingly into each other's eyes". Most recently, the Royal Mint, in conjunction with Harry and Meghan , have released a special edition Royal Wedding coin! Three versions of the coin are available: an uncirculated coin selling for £13 (NZ$25), a silver proof coin valued at £82.50 (NZ$160), and a gold proof coin priced at £1980 (NZ$3845). (more...)
SC takes suo motu cognisance after woman official shot dead in Kasauli SC takes suo motu cognisance after woman official shot dead in Kasauli
- May 02, 2018

The policemen were unarmed. Superintendent Police (Solan) Mohit Chawla said that checking on interstate barriers had been intensified. The woman, who was leading the demolition drive there (in Dharampur area) was shot dead afterwards. Advocate Sumeer Sodhi, appearing for some of the hotel owners, raised some factual issues regarding the NGT order but the bench reasserted that the unauthorised constructions would have to be demolished . (more...)
LG G7 ThinQ Specifications Leaked Ahead Of May 2nd Launch LG G7 ThinQ Specifications Leaked Ahead Of May 2nd Launch
- May 02, 2018

It has been reported that LG G7 ThinQ will be officially announce on 2nd May. Coming to the specifications, the LG G7 ThinQ is rumored to be powered by the Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi A2 tipped to feature Snapdragon 660 processor Xiaomi Mi A2 tipped to feature Snapdragon 660 processor
- May 02, 2018

Xiaomi Redmi S2 powered with non-removable Li-Po 3080 mAh battery. The phone is backed by a massive 4000mAh battery and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat based MIUI 9. Back in December though, there were rumors that the company was planning to leave out the fingerprint scanner for the Mi 7 . The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC while Gionee S11 Lite is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC. (more...)

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