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Uber wants its new Beacon to guide passengers to their rides Uber wants its new Beacon to guide passengers to their rides
- December 15, 2016

The beacon sits on the driver's vehicle windscreen, and it will display the color selected by the passenger within the app, with the aim of making pickups easier at busy times and in busy areas, and for people with visual impairments. The new piece of hardware is a small, wireless Bluetooth device that is really just a multicolour LED light in the shape of the Uber logo. Beacon is initially being rolled out in four cities-Miami, Denver, Nashville, and Newcastle (U.K.)-that will be ... (more...)
Download Lost Odyssey for free until December 31 Download Lost Odyssey for free until December 31
- December 15, 2016

Morever, the free digital copy of Lost Odyssey must be snagged by December 31st, 2016. The latest addition to that line up of cross-platform games is Killer Instinct, which has a new Definitive Edition that includes all of the previously released DLC, including characters, costumes and extras and it's entirely playable on PC and the Xbox One. (more...)
Play The Division Free On PC This Weekend; Pre-Load Available Now Play The Division Free On PC This Weekend; Pre-Load Available Now
- December 15, 2016

This doesn't include the game's season pass content. If you missed out on The Division earlier this year and find some enjoyment out of it during the next few days, Ubisoft are also offering a discount on the game during the promotion - 50% off to £14.99. (more...)
More than 900 merchants taking part in Free Shipping Day More than 900 merchants taking part in Free Shipping Day
- December 15, 2016

And, the best part? What makes these free shipping offers different from ones with which you might be familiar is this: since 2013 only merchants that offer "real free shipping"-or free shipping with no minimum order requirements-are allowed to participate". (more...)
NASA successfully launches Pegasus rocket loaded with cyclone-tracking microsatellite array NASA successfully launches Pegasus rocket loaded with cyclone-tracking microsatellite array
- December 15, 2016

With those issues resolved and an excellent weather forecast on Thursday, the L-1011, a modified airliner built in 1973, took off again just after 7:30 a.m. It was installed and tested, and the aircraft was declared ready to go. During the two-year mission, the eight CYGNSS microsatellites will fly in formation about 316 miles above Earth's surface. (more...)
Wheeler Announces Plans to Step Down Wheeler Announces Plans to Step Down
- December 15, 2016

The Senate failed to confirm Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel for a second term at the agency, requiring her to step down on January 3. Until today, the only question was whether Wheeler would remain on the commission temporarily in order to preserve a 2-2 split between Democrats and Republicans. (more...)
Apple Will Replace Your AirPods Battery for Free Under Warranty
- December 15, 2016

This feature is not available for Airpods, which is why Apple is providing a free replacement deal for AirPods. While, the company stated that it won't commence the shipping of a device which isn't ready yet. The snafu is the latest holiday headache for Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, who most recently has fielded complaints over the tech giant's new line of MacBook Pro laptops, which have shorter battery life than the previous models. (more...)
Meagan Good To Star In 'Foxy Brown' TV Series For Hulu Meagan Good To Star In 'Foxy Brown' TV Series For Hulu
- December 15, 2016

Meagan Good will be starring as the iconic lead in Hulu's new reboot. The original 1974 film Foxy Brown famously starred actress Pam Grier in the title role as a woman out for revenge after her boyfriend is murdered by a drug syndicate. (more...)
Bestival is leaving the Isle of Wight
- December 15, 2016

Specifically, the Lulworth Estate in Dorset, for which Rob has submitted a licence application in order to use the site in 2017. "We have an incredible lineup, headliners confirmed and ridiculous new stages and installations coming your way in 2017". (more...)
Godzilla sequel gets a title as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom undergoes title change Godzilla sequel gets a title as Pacific Rim: Maelstrom undergoes title change
- December 15, 2016

If the new titling for Godzilla 2 seems familiar, it's basically a throwback to the American release of the original 1954 Godzilla movie, which makes it pretty brilliant in itself. According to /Film, the final title for Pacific Rim 2 is Pacific Rim: Uprising . The kaiju-fighting sequel is scheduled to release on February 23, 2018 . (more...)
Shenmue 3 will soon enter full-scale production, PC pre-orders begin tomorrow
- December 15, 2016

Early in the new year, I think we'll be able to show you things such as new videos. He also revealed that pre-orders to Shenmue 3 will be live from December 15, 2016, but these pre-orders will only be for the PC version. The official site seems to be down at the moment, we can only hope because it's being inundated by people trying to pre-order. Shenmue 3 has already raked in some $6 million, with the next stretch goal pledging to expand the battle system. (more...)
Wynn Las Vegas installing an Amazon Echo in every hotel room Wynn Las Vegas installing an Amazon Echo in every hotel room
- December 15, 2016

Well, sort of. More accurately put, Amazon's Echo product is headed there and it's staying at a Wynn Resort (WYNN). However, thanks to Wynn Resorts' partnership with Amazon for this project, additional "personal assistant functions" will be added as time goes on. (more...)
Maruti to launch Swift Dzire in April, 2017, ahead of Swift hatchback Maruti to launch Swift Dzire in April, 2017, ahead of Swift hatchback
- December 15, 2016

According to a report from NDTV, the leading auto manufacturer will introduce its compact sedan Dzire ahead of the hatchback Swift. In November 2016, Maruti Suzuki registered a 10.8 percent increase in its compact segment (less than 4 metres in length) sales, which includes the Swift, Swift Dzire, Celerio, Ritz and Baleno . (more...)
Medical Properties Trust Inc. (MPW) Shares Bought by Sei Investments Co
- December 15, 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui Tru has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH). Shares of Medical Properties Trust Inc. Senior Housing Properties Trust consensus analyst price target has now moved to $20.70. Jefferies Group analyst J. Petersen now expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $2.32 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $2.33. (more...)
Google Home officially plugs into the smart home Google Home officially plugs into the smart home
- December 15, 2016

In the CRN Test Center we've spent the past week comparing the usefulness of Google Home and Amazon Echo, the two leading voice-controlled smart speakers out there. If it's an earlier version that 6.9, you have to wait until you receive 6.9 to start using Netflix. Not only that, you can even use voice commands to pause, resume, play and much more to control your content. (more...)
Sony announces 3D audio-enabled PS4 headset for $160
- December 15, 2016

The Gold headsets major flaw was in design. It is utterly expensive as it $159.99USD /$199.99CAD/ €179 /£129. Apart from the 7.1 virtual surround sound, 3D audio and 50mm drivers, Platinum Wireless Headset also has an exclusive audio mode that can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. (more...)
Deadly clashes hit Aleppo as evacuation deal on hold Deadly clashes hit Aleppo as evacuation deal on hold
- December 15, 2016

Fighting ceased late on Tuesday, but evacuations scheduled for 5am on Wednesday did not go ahead, and buses left empty. The first departures had been expected around 5am but there was no movement, and a few hours later, fierce fighting shook the city. (more...)
Panasonic launches P88 smartphone with triple LED flash (With Image) Panasonic launches P88 smartphone with triple LED flash (With Image)
- December 15, 2016

The main highlight of the phone includes a triple-LED flash placed on the back along with the 13 Megapixel rear camera and on the front is a 5 Megapixel sensor, which too comes with an LED flash module. Another interesting feature about the Panasonic P88 is the Android for Work feature which allows users to seperate business apps from personal apps. (more...)
Microsoft puts another nail in Flash's coffin with its browser plans
- December 15, 2016

At the same time, Apple has stopped supporting Adobe Flash Player on its iPhones for quite a while and now it has disabled the mentioned app in macOS Sierra by default. This change will be originally implemented for Windows 10 preview builds, so insiders will be the first to witness the demise of Flash Player in Windows 10, while everyone else should get it in the Creators Update due in the spring. (more...)
Donald Trump meets with tech industry leaders Donald Trump meets with tech industry leaders
- December 15, 2016

Executives exited the meeting with mostly smiles but uniterested in speaking to media gathered in the Trump Tower lobby. Trump had clashed with tech leaders before his election, suggesting he would start a monopoly investigation into Amazon, whose founder, Jeff Bezos, was in attendance, and calling for a boycott of Apple after the tech company declined to break into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino killers. (more...)

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