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Black Friday spending reaches average of $289 per person
- November 29, 2016

Eight in ten shopped over the weekend, of which, 25 to 34-year-olds shopped the most in store (56%) and online (62%). The survey represents a demographically representative US sample of 1,022 adults 18 years of age and older. This year, about 108.5 million people shopped online over the holiday season, compared with 103 million last year. In response to the latest consumer trends, big retailers have been starting their holiday sales earlier and earlier each year. (more...)
Arrested Khalistani ultra had plans to visit Goa
- November 29, 2016

Dehradun police on Monday arrested two close aides of Parminder Singh alias Painda, who allegedly played a key role in planning and executing the Nabha jailbreak, which police officials said was in all likelihood hatched in Dehradun . On Sunday, a little before 9:00am, a dozen men disguised as policemen arrived in four cars at the gates of the Nabha Jail with two handcuffed men, claiming they were bringing them after a court hearing. (more...)
Ontario announces participants in self-driving car pilot project Ontario announces participants in self-driving car pilot project
- November 29, 2016

The report added that it is up to the companies when they will to begin their tests. While the regulatory framework Ontario established at the beginning of 2016 requires a licensed driver in the auto at all times, there's no restriction on where the vehicles can go. (more...)
Sushil Modi, Rabri Devi spar over Nitish cosying up with BJP Sushil Modi, Rabri Devi spar over Nitish cosying up with BJP
- November 29, 2016

He has said that his backing of the PM now should not be seen as a political recalibration and anyone who suggests that is "trying to politically assassinate him". The Union minister had also lauded Kumar for his support to the Centre's demonetisation step, saying he had taken a "bold decision". "These are high level issues to which I have no access", he said. (more...)
Does Tesla Model 3's Large Glass Roof Make Manufacturing Much Easier & Quicker? Does Tesla Model 3's Large Glass Roof Make Manufacturing Much Easier & Quicker?
- November 29, 2016

Right now the newest cars are behind the old ones in terms of auto-steering and auto-parking because Tesla's engineers are rewriting a lot of the code to improve it. There are at least two reasons for which an overly rich future Tesla line-up should include an open-top vehicle like the Model S Roadster we're now bringing you as a rendering. (more...)
Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year
- November 29, 2016

After the bleaching event, corals in the northern part still have a hard time recovering due to the disruption in the balance of predation. 2015 and 2016 are the hottest years on record. Researcher Grace Frank carrying out a bleaching survey on One Tree Reef on the southern Great Barrier Reef. "We're talking about something that's eight times bigger than that". (more...)
Deutsche Telekom's Customer Routers Targeted in Global Attack Deutsche Telekom's Customer Routers Targeted in Global Attack
- November 29, 2016

Mirai attempted to infect broadband routers via the TR-064 port, Ortloff said. This led to a restricted use of Deutsche Telekom services for affected customers. For instance, by teaching both workers and customers best security practices; by monitoring systems to detect unusual behaviour and having their systems react before damage can be done; by controlling the access any one user or device has to critical systems; and by adding multiple layers of encryption, so that potential damage can ... (more...)
Samsung declares Galaxy S7 safe despite multiple blasts
- November 29, 2016

Samsung is expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy S8 in about a couple of months. This marks a huge step up from the previous Galaxy S7 device, which only sported 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, but also brings Samsung level with the iPhone 7, which was also available with 256GB storage as a default. (more...)
Samsung S8 release date confirmed
- November 29, 2016

Samsung had a forgetful 2016 due to the Note 7 crisis but it seems like Samsung is putting that behind it and focusing on Galaxy S8. As per Techno Buffalo , sources in China leak that the S8 will not only come with a massive internal storage option, it will also still be equipped with a microSD slot. (more...)
CF-18 fighter jet crashes near Cold Lake CF-18 fighter jet crashes near Cold Lake
- November 29, 2016

Still, Lt. -Gen. Hood said that in addition to the acquisition budget, he is trying to determine the costs related to expanding the number of air-force pilots and technicians. "They've (the Liberals) changed the policy of the number of aircraft I have to have", Hood said. Hood said the current fleet of 76 CF-18s-one was lost in a crash Monday - is not sufficient, once maintenance requirements are factored in. (more...)
MacBook Pro 2016 With Touch Bar Now Available in India
- November 29, 2016

The device starts at Rs 1,29,900 for the 13-inch variant (256GB) without the TouchBar. The 256 GB model is also getting a $199 discount and is now available at $1,000 instead of $1,199 (coupon code MACBOOKDEAL). -12-inch MacBook (early 2016): price reduced $200 to$1,399.99 from $1,599.99 for the higher-end model (1.2GHz, 512GB). You see, there are some advantages to Apple's move to USB-C, which means a MacBook Pro is now highly compatible with lots of technologies with which it was ... (more...)
Google's Featured Photos come to the Mac as a screensaver
- November 29, 2016

With the newly released Featured Photos screensaver, you can finally turn your Mac into a photography gallery featuring some of the most highly rated shots from Alphabet's oft-overlooked social network. Once the screensaver kicks in, you'll see a bunch of handsome photos cycle through at a set pace. The screensaver will show you who took the photo along with the profile link on the bottom left. (more...)
United Nations climate conference to Trump: 'We count on your pragmatism' United Nations climate conference to Trump: 'We count on your pragmatism'
- November 29, 2016

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) concluded in Morocco late Thursday by adopting the Marrakech declaration for climate and sustainable development. World temperatures are set to hit the highest since records began in the 19th century this year, beating 2015, triggering a melting of ice sheets, damaging coral reefs and spurring heat waves. (more...)
Marvel VS. Capcom 4 Is Apparently Coming Next Year Marvel VS. Capcom 4 Is Apparently Coming Next Year
- November 29, 2016

Characters such as Groot, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man are likely to take up the roster in place of the usually rich X-Men cast, given that Marvel has the rights to majority in all formats. That said, it's unclear where Spider-Man would fall in this arrangement. So let's speculate. Which characters would you like to see in a game like this? However, no other details about the upcoming game exist at the time being. (more...)
This year's Cyber Monday was bigger and better than ever
- November 29, 2016

Online sales on Black Friday surged 21.6 per cent from past year to a record $3.34 billion, Adobe reported. "Millennials, actually, believe that Black Friday has lower prices than Cyber Monday". Some may even last through the first week of December. What is a surprise, though, is that Black Friday almost caught up. Some of the hottest items on Amazon , the Kindle and Fire, a new and improved Elmo for the kids, the popular Kitchenaid mixer and more. (more...)
Murray hot favourite for record third BBC award Murray hot favourite for record third BBC award
- November 29, 2016

Multiple Olympic gold medallists Laura and Jason Kenny have been named in the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, alongside Paralympic cyclists Sarah Storey and Kadeena Cox . And, speaking of world champions, Anthony Joshua claimed the IBF world heavyweight belt in April and launched a successful defence against Dominic Breazale over the summer. (more...)
Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Appear at the Game Awards 2016 Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Appear at the Game Awards 2016
- November 29, 2016

In addition, The Game Awards producer Geoff Keighley posted a pair of teaser images on Twitter , one of which you can see below. It's worth remembering that the first extensive look at gameplay for the title, while it was unnamed, was during The Game Awards in 2014. (more...)
Another Reason To Hate Apple, iOS 10.1.1 Has Battery Issues
- November 29, 2016

According to one user, once the phone was plugged in, it would reboot and appear to be at 30 percent again. PCMag reports that other users have reported going to bed with a phone that showed 80% battery life and then waking up to a dead phone. (more...)
The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Bargains
- November 29, 2016

While GameStop claims that the original list price is $299, the value of this bundle is worth so much more when each game originally cost $59.99 on its own. Microsoft Xbox One S fans can have a great Cyber Monday as well. The PS4 Pro and Xbox One S are the latest version of the Sony and Microsoft console respectively. (more...)
NIA detains four youths from TN for blasts in courts NIA detains four youths from TN for blasts in courts
- November 29, 2016

The NIA team had come with specific information about five suspects but managed to arrest only three. Apart from their plans to target top political leaders, the al-Qaida operatives were also allegedly involved in threatening embassies of various countries in India, said the police. (more...)

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