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You can now add background color to your Facebook posts You can now add background color to your Facebook posts
- December 21, 2016

A spokesperson for the social-media giant, stated, "We're rolling out a change to help people make their text posts more visual". The company may have lost hope in the text status. For that extent, the company launches another customization highlight that gives a chance to change the background shading that will appear on status. (more...)
Local company donates almost $17000 to Toys for Tots Local company donates almost $17000 to Toys for Tots
- December 21, 2016

The woman was arrested by undercover detectives who met her at a Toys for Tots warehouse Monday after she had arrived with several family members and loaded a trailer with toys. Detectives learned Strickland used 140 fictitious children's names, and 28 fictitious adult names on falsified "Toys for Tots" applications, concluding the "Grinch" must be caught. (more...)
GM idles 5 plants in January as passenger auto supply swells GM idles 5 plants in January as passenger auto supply swells
- December 21, 2016

Over 10,000 workers will be temporarily dismissed. The announcement comes a day after General Motors confirmed it will shut five US auto assembly plants for varying durations in January, primarily to cut oversupply of sedans which have fallen out of favor among USA consumers. (more...)
Scientists detect jet stream in molten iron core of Earth
- December 20, 2016

It is around 3,000 kilometers deep, and scientists for years can not look into it directly. "We know more about the Sun than Earth's core because the Sun is not hidden from us by 3000 km of rock". Instead, it's a boundary within the core, separating two regions with different dynamics. "Because their motion could originate only from the physical movement of molten iron, the lobes served as markers, allowing the researchers to track the flow of iron", Andy Coghlan reports for New Scientist . (more...)
Things To Know About 'Passengers' 2016, Chris Pratt And Jennifer Lawrence
- December 20, 2016

It's the most recent example of how no project is ever really dead in Hollywood. You don't need the HAL 9000 supercomputer from 2001 to suss what's going to happen next (the trailers give the game away). He even contemplates suicide. He sees a pretty woman in a pod and decides to make her his, subsuming her lifetime of hopes and dreams (not to mention her bodily autonomy) to his own desire for companionship, and lies to her in order to fulfill that desire. (more...)
Serena: I'm underrated because I'm a woman Serena: I'm underrated because I'm a woman
- December 20, 2016

Serena Williams is the greatest female athlete of our time and Common is one of the most socially conscious rappers and activists actually using his talent to change the world in a number of ways. "I feel I want to do more and I have to do more with all the stuff that is socially happening in the United States". Especially lately, I've been able to really, really speak up for women's rights, as well, because I think that gets lost in color or gets lost in cultures. (more...)
Worth Watching Stock: Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) Worth Watching Stock: Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ)
- December 20, 2016

They now have a United States dollars 196 price target on the stock. The share price of the company (NYSE:PXD) was down -1.31%, with a high of 188.36 during the day and the volume of Pioneer Natural Resources Company shares traded was 2382375. (more...)
Donald Trump's Team Explains 'Canceled' Andrea Bocelli Inauguration Performance Donald Trump's Team Explains 'Canceled' Andrea Bocelli Inauguration Performance
- December 20, 2016

While Bocelli did not confirm or deny that he would perform at the President-elect's ceremony, the news that Trump had asked him prompted a backlash from fans, who told him he would be "selling his soul to the devil". "However, the Italian tenor came under intense pressure on social media over his potential performance, with some users tweeting the hashtag "#BoycottBocelli". (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 used more than LG V20, OnePlus 3T combined Samsung Galaxy Note 7 used more than LG V20, OnePlus 3T combined
- December 20, 2016

Albeit no word on the smartphone details, the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are two potential devices that will likely flaunt the new battery. The publication mentions that Samsung has "reportedly completed its internal investigation" but is not ready to share the deeds of the explosions with the public just yet. (more...)
What Amazon's Echo Snag Can Teach Entrepreneurs What Amazon's Echo Snag Can Teach Entrepreneurs
- December 20, 2016

On Amazon's website, all versions of the Echo are sold out, and expected to restock after Christmas. The black version of the Amazon Echo is now not supposed to be back in stock until January 19, 2017. Speaking with an Amazon spokeswoman, Recode found out that the Amazon Echo might still be available at Amazon's physical bookstores in San Diego, Seattle and Portland, Ore. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Exclusive, Seasons of Heaven First Trailer Released Nintendo Switch Exclusive, Seasons of Heaven First Trailer Released
- December 20, 2016

In the game, players will control protagonists Yann, a boy with Asperger's, and Ani, a French bulldog, as they explore a world that has suffered a great cataclysm. This is just me, but from the trailer above the game looks quite unpolished and underwhelming. The first trailer for the game has been released on YouTube. (more...)
LG's MacBook Pro-focused 5K display goes on sale
- December 20, 2016

Given the battery life has been a chief complaint from early adopters of the new TouchBar-enabled device, Apple may have been wiser to go back to the drawing board. It's a pretty big black eye for Apple, as many reports and reviews have noted how the MacBook Pro's battery life is just not up to par with its competition and doesn't represent what most expect when spending so much money. (more...)
How To Add Stickers, Shoot Hands-Free Videos How To Add Stickers, Shoot Hands-Free Videos
- December 20, 2016

After a user takes a photo or video, the feature can be accessed by tapping the new smiley face icon next to the text and drawing tools. For location, you can search for anywhere in Instagram Place's to turn a store, landmark or city into a Sticker. (more...)
Xbox One Games with Gold January 2017 confirmed with Backwards Compatibility titles Xbox One Games with Gold January 2017 confirmed with Backwards Compatibility titles
- December 20, 2016

Available as a free download for all Xbox One owners, Killer Instinct includes a single playable character by default, while the remainder of the game's roster can be unlocked via microtransactions. On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility) it's adventure time with The Cave and then Rayman Origins . Looking beyond the regular Xbox One offerings, Microsoft also gave subscribers access to Burnout Paradise, which is arguably the best games to grace both systems this month. (more...)
Once again, BT and Plusnet are the most complained about broadband providers
- December 20, 2016

On average, each week 14,000 consumers and small businesses waited longer than they should for broadband and phone line repairs and a further 11,000 experienced late installations, according to Consumer Advice. In comparison, Sky received the fewest landline complaints, with six per 100,000 customers - up from five in the previous quarter. However, the number of pay-monthly mobile complaints fell. (more...)
Enjoy Microsoft Corporation's Biggest Holiday Xbox Sale From December 22
- December 20, 2016

Xbox owners will be able to save up to 60% off select Xbox Store games. Xbox Live Gold members will save a further 10% on all sale prices, and if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold during the sale your first month will cost just $1 or local equivalent. (more...)
Queen Elizabeth II steps down as patron of Wimbledon Queen Elizabeth II steps down as patron of Wimbledon
- December 20, 2016

Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the queen will step down from her role at more than 20 charities and organizations, including the Rugby Football Union, the Welsh Rugby Union, the Amateur Swimming Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Rugby Football League and the British Cycling Federation. (more...)
Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit auto show Honda Odyssey teased ahead of Detroit auto show
- December 20, 2016

An official teaser sketch of the all-new Odyssey was released Monday, along with four "teaser scribbles" from children of the Ohio-based Odyssey Development Team. The Odyssey has accounted for 20 percent to 25 percent of minivan sales domestically since 2006. The design sketch Honda released of its next-generation minivan shows a dramatically styled van with a raked windshield and fender wells filled with large wheels. (more...)
BlackBerry opens research center to improve QNX-powered autonomous vehicles
- December 20, 2016

The Waterloo-based software company will do this by developing production-ready software both independently and in partnership with members of the public/private sector. BlackBerry QNX recently received approval from the Ontario government to test self-driving cars on the province's roads, and one of the centre's first projects will be supporting this pilot project. (more...)
Feds probing dozens of reports of Dodge vehicle Feds probing dozens of reports of Dodge vehicle "roll-aways"
- December 20, 2016

The new investigation involves Ram 1500 pickups built between 2013 and 2016 and Dodge Durango sport utility vehicles (SUVs) built between 2014 and 2016. FCA says it's cooperating. The agency recommends that all drivers-not just drivers of the Ram 1500 and Dodge Durango-use their parking brakes regularly. (more...)

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