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AT&T to launch DirecTV Now Nov. 30 with $35 promo
- December 01, 2016

In the previous part of this series, we discussed AT&T's (T) move to exempt its streaming services from data caps for its AT&T Wireless users. AT&T put convenience at the forefront of its announcements Monday, and the internal motto for DirecTV Now is "rules free TV". (more...)
Netflix Introduces Downloads for Offline Viewing
- December 01, 2016

Now you are in the My downloads section, you will find all of the shows you have downloaded. The company explained in a blog post: "While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we've often heard they also want to continue their Stranger Things binge while on airplanes and other places where Internet is expensive or limited". (more...)
Why World AIDS Day Matters
- December 01, 2016

Globally there were almost 2 million adolescents aged 10 -19 living with HIV in 2015. The province of KZN has the highest burden of HIV incidence and the biggest treatment programme in South Africa . In 2015, the total number of people living with HIV in India was estimated at 21.17 lakh, whereas 86,000 new cases were found. The emergency of anti-HIV medicine called Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) may stop the person to get infected, but that has to be done within three days of ... (more...)
Sophie Turner Just Revealed Sansa's Future on Game of Thrones
- December 01, 2016

Back in July, the network also released a video announcing the new season was in production. Sansa eventually reclaimed Winterfell with her half-brother, Jon Snow ( Kit Harington ), and she is finally now in a position of power. Although she admitted that Sansa Stark will have a bit of a "power trip". Don't forget, Sansa was ultimately responsible for Jon winning the Battle of the Bastards when Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) showed up (at her secret behest) with the Knights of the Vale to win ... (more...)
Now, downloadable shows and movies on Netflix
- December 01, 2016

The feature is completely free to use and doesn't seem to come with any strings attached, so get your download queue full and enjoy all your favorite shows on the go, without crushing your data limit. Not everything in Netflix's vast library is available to download just yet, including the recently released " Gilmore Girls " revival. That problem, of course, being wireless internet availability. (more...)
Time's up: Fitbit reportedly buying Pebble
- December 01, 2016

Well, the more recent wearable by Pebble has been noted as a fitness tracker, more than a smartwatch, which in-fact seems to be pretty much in-line with Fitbit's line of products. But time has not been kind to the company, as it has laid off employees in March when it parted ways with 25 percent (40 people ) of its workforce. (more...)
Moto Z series smartphones could get a Google Tango mod Moto Z series smartphones could get a Google Tango mod
- December 01, 2016

The first Tango-enabled device was the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, which first went on sale in the US just recently. "The tablet folks [at Lenovo] did a phablet and worked with Google, the Tango team, to come out with a Tango phablet", he told attending press. (more...)
Christmas drink & drug driving crackdown starts
- December 01, 2016

By targeting drink and drug driving, we aim to help reduce deaths, serious injuries and crime on the roads of the Avon and Somerset force area. The Government has also teamed up with Coca-Cola to offer two-for-one soft drinks to motorists in 8,000 pubs across the country in a bid to encourage designated drivers. (more...)
Countries attending COP22 reaffirm commitment to Paris agreement Countries attending COP22 reaffirm commitment to Paris agreement
- December 01, 2016

On Thursday, governments reaffirmed their commitment to "full implementation" of the Paris accord which seeks to phase out greenhouse gas emissions this century and to limit a global average rise in temperature to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). (more...)
Trump says he's leaving businesses to avoid conflicts
- December 01, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to step back from running his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest, as concern over his dual role mounts ahead of the Republican's inauguration on January 20. "The political damage to a new administration could be extensive". The Republican, who called Mr Trump a "conman" and a "fraud" during the presidential campaign, emerged with a very different perspective after the pair feasted on a meal that included garlic soup with ... (more...)
Mobile Has Been Huge For PayPal On Big Holiday Shopping Days
- December 01, 2016

Of that $3.39 billion, $1.19 billion in online shopping came from smartphones and tablets, which is a 48-percent increase from 2015, but still slightly lower than the numbers from Black Friday 2016. So instead of door-buster markdowns on a select few products, retailers are shifting to a stream of discounts and alerts during the entire week via email and social media. (more...)
George Takei Rips Donald Trump Over Flag-Burning Comment George Takei Rips Donald Trump Over Flag-Burning Comment
- December 01, 2016

The American flag was burned near the Georgia State Capital in an anti-Trump protest on November 11, 2016. Johnson kick-started a national controversy over flag burning more than three decades ago at the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas. (more...)
Crews working to rescue manatee stuck in storm drain Crews working to rescue manatee stuck in storm drain
- December 01, 2016

A SeaWorld representative says that their staff gave the manatee a routine checkup, some antibiotics and fluids and they'll monitor the manatee all night. "Manatees are just really tough animals, so I don't see anything that indicates to me that she has extensive injuries, fractures". "I'm actually happy with how she looks". (more...)
Uber, Lyft regs in Massachusetts called toughest in US Uber, Lyft regs in Massachusetts called toughest in US
- December 01, 2016

For the full story, visit The Official Website of the Governor of MA. The new MA protocols establish a "national standard" for screening those who drive for the ride-hailing firms, Baker said. "The safety and security of the riding public is our top priority, and I am pleased this agreement will set a national standard for the most comprehensive state background checks for [transportation network companies] drivers in the country", Gov. (more...)
Severe weather kills 5 in Alabama, Tennessee
- December 01, 2016

Crews from the National Weather Service will be out on Wednesday surveying the damage. More than a dozen tornadoes hit the South Tuesday and early Wednesday, killing three people in Alabama and two more in Tennessee. No details were immediately available. In Mississippi, the National Weather Service in Jackson said late Tuesday that it had counted six confirmed tornadoes so far in the areas of the state it monitors. (more...)
Caldwell-Pope scores 25 as balanced Pistons beat Celtics
- December 01, 2016

They played a good second quarter especially, and ran out of gas a little bit in the second half. We lost. It's not happy. That was about it when it came to compliments from Van Gundy. "Tough loss tonight. I didn't think we were gonna lose this game tonight", Crowder said. "The more we play like that the better the season is going to be". (more...)
Cyclone "Nada" warning in Tamil Nadu
- December 01, 2016

Nada is now about 770 km south east of Chennai and is gaining strength as it moves west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm (Nada) during next 12 hours. An announcement to this effect was made by the school educationdepartment after the met office predicted heavy to very heavy rainsfor the next two days. (more...)
Minimum wage protest shuts down Oakland intersection Minimum wage protest shuts down Oakland intersection
- December 01, 2016

Hundreds of Uber drivers in two dozen cities, including San Francisco, Miami and Boston, for the first time will add their voices to the union-backed "Fight for $15" campaign that has helped convince several cities and states to raise starting pay significantly above the US minimum wage of $7.25. (more...)
Snow won't delay the Dakota Access Pipeline
- December 01, 2016

Dalrymple's evacuation order follows the Army Corps' announcement this weekend that all lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to the public as of December 5 and a "free speech zone" will be established on Army Corps property south of the river. (more...)
AWS Greengrass brings Lambda to IoT devices
- December 01, 2016

That traction results from a concerted effort Amazon management over the past four or five years to convince businesses in the financial services, healthcare, and government that running on shared public cloud infrastructure meets their security and other requirements . (more...)

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