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Google introduces Rich Cards for mobile search Google introduces Rich Cards for mobile search
- May 22, 2016

Rich cards are being shown in only two categories at the moment: recipes and movies. Google has updated its developer documentation and rich snippet testing tool to assist site owners with the implementation of rich card markup. The mobile search user gets a more targeted response to his/her query. Google Search is constantly being improved, reworked, and refreshed with new ideas and new functions, like Google's decision to test out black colored links instead of using the ... (more...)
Google Home takes on Amazon Echo with smart home assistant
- May 22, 2016

Google chief Sundar Pichai said at the I/O developer conference in California: "Computing is poised to evolve beyond just phones". Sounds familiar? Home echoes Amazon's Echo, a voice-controlled smart speaker. The product lets users interact or "speak" with it in a more human way. Allo also features smart replies, which suggest responses that evolve over time based on conversations you have with your friends, according to BGR. (more...)
Cavs remain perfect in 2016 postseason
- May 21, 2016

It looked like they were on track for a much better half in Game 2 ... and then a game tied at 46 with four minutes remaining turned into 62-48 lead for the Cavaliers at the half. Dwane Casey addressed Kyle Lowry's struggles offensively and how they're affecting him on the defensive side of things. Casey said center Jonas Valanciunas , who sprained his right ankle in Game 3 against Miami, is "doubtful". (more...)
AFP raids Conroy's office over leaks AFP raids Conroy's office over leaks
- May 21, 2016

Bill Shorten was only informed of the raids once they were taking place, with the Government being the first let into the loop by the AFP. Mr Turnbull tried to talk about other matters during his visit to the NSW marginal seat of Dobell, such as a promise to devote $30 million to support local parks, but journalists were preoccupied with the raid . (more...)
Glenn Beck's Surprising Praise for Mark Zuckerberg
- May 21, 2016

Saying that "conservatives and Republicans have always been an important part of Facebook", Zuckerberg reiterated his commitment to keeping the platform open to all ideas. If it did happen, it would have been a violation of the company's guidelines, which "do not permit the suppression of political perspectives", the company says. (more...)
Google Play Store finally comes to Chromebooks
- May 21, 2016

In many ways, those apps will work a lot better on a Chromebook since they will be able to scale up or down as needed while allowing for keyboard and mouse input. Chrome OS will gain a proper app store, filled with popular products that can be run offline. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story", Huang said. (more...)
Expert Says Many Factors in EgyptAir Crash
- May 21, 2016

Officials from a number of US agencies told Reuters that a USA review of satellite imagery so far had not produced any signs of an explosion. "If they (debris) are found in a smaller area, we could suppose that plane disintegrated on impact with the sea". (more...)
Samsung's Trademarks Point to Galaxy Note 6 with Iris Scanner
- May 21, 2016

It goes on to add that the design of the Galaxy S7 Active seen in the latest photos can not be accidental and hints that Samsung might have chosen the gold and gray combination to appeal to those who want to use the device in the desert. There's still some time left before the Note 6 becomes official, and we expect more leaks and images to leak out soon. According to noted tipster Evan Blass, the Galaxy Note 6 will hit the USA store shelves in the week of August 15th. (more...)
Change Your LinkedIn Password -- and Others -- ASAP Change Your LinkedIn Password -- and Others -- ASAP
- May 21, 2016

It's unclear how the hackers are taking over the accounts, but there's some circumstantial evidence that supports the theory that they might be using passwords stolen from LinkedIn back in 2012, which are now being traded in the dark web. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy C Series Set To Be Unveiled Samsung Galaxy C Series Set To Be Unveiled
- May 21, 2016

The S6 Active had a bigger battery than the non-rugged flagship and Samsung might do the same for the Galaxy S7 Active. We know how the Galaxy C5 is supposed to look thanks to a number of early leaks, but an appearance at China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center ( TENAA ) sheds more light on the matter. (more...)
Coolpad Max launched in India, here's everything about its features & price Coolpad Max launched in India, here's everything about its features & price
- May 21, 2016

The highlight of this phone on the software end has to be the space management system that lets users have two accounts on WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger and other apps. Coolpad Max will directly compete with Xiaomi Mi 5. India is one of the fastest growing smartphone markets globally. "To protect both personal and professional information, Coolpad has installed encryption technology that ensures any data, contacts, photos, videos, and applications stored on the smartphone can be well ... (more...)
Type Zika confirmed in Africa for first time Type Zika confirmed in Africa for first time
- May 21, 2016

Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus now circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas - the Asian type - and was most likely imported from Brazil. Friday saw the French Caribbean island of Martinique suffer its first Zika virus-related death, the regional health agency said. The so-called Asian strain of the virus, which has infected some 1.5 million people in Brazil, the worst-affected country, was ... (more...)
Scientists figure out ersatz spider silk mystery Scientists figure out ersatz spider silk mystery
- May 20, 2016

The study findings reveal that there is still a lot to be learned from the great properties that a spider's web possesses. It's this feat of engineering that the scientists from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France have managed to mimic in their own composite fibres. (more...)
YouTube for iOS Gets Google Cardboard Support
- May 20, 2016

YouTube VR could kickstart broader interest in virtual reality, a burgeoning trend that has captivated the tech industry through its ability to transport people into wholly different digital worlds. "I can see a world where VR video is the future and everyone's creating video like this", Wilms said, but cautioning that we're still in the early days. (more...)
IPhone owners can finally get more use out of Google Cardboard
- May 20, 2016

If it's a normal video, click on the "more" icon on the top right corner of the screen. Support for 360-degree video is nothing new for YouTube, as the option has been available for over a year, and YouTube Google Cardboard compatibility has been available for Android smartphones since September. (more...)
YouTube for iOS Now Allows Users to View Videos with Google Cardboard
- May 19, 2016

Google has been making great efforts lately in bringing virtual reality to anyone with a smartphone, and the latest update to its YouTube app makes finding VR content super easy. Starting with today's update, you can take split any YouTube video in half and watch it blown up with Google Cardboard. You could also just watch standard YouTube in a magnified size, although the video resolution will be compromised. (more...)
IOS gets full Google Cardboard support
- May 19, 2016

To watch a 360-degree video on the YouTube app for iOS , you have two choices . Once you've picked the video you would like to watch with a Google Cardboard headset and have opened it in the YouTube app for iOS , click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the app while in portrait orientation. (more...)
Facebook's live video map is impressive but creepy Facebook's live video map is impressive but creepy
- May 19, 2016

The feature displays the map of the world with dots showing live broadcasting. Facebook launched its live video streaming functionality earlier this year, allowing any Facebook user to broadcast footage of themselves. Drag the map on the right around to see what's being broadcast all over the world. Do not expect a lot from the new feature though. Each stream had about 20 viewers. (more...)
Google Doubles Down on Artificial Intelligence with Home and Allo
- May 19, 2016

He also said the introduction of Android Instant Apps has "the potential to significantly change" the way apps work. It will serve as a proofing ground for VR content, Google says, and contains a list of specifications Google believes virtual reality product should meet. (more...)
Possible Fallout 4 Future DLCs Uncovered by Fans Possible Fallout 4 Future DLCs Uncovered by Fans
- May 19, 2016

Anyway, we don't know what's next after the mysterious Far Harbor content finally launches on Thursday, May 19. Yesterday Bethesda said that everyone would get Far Harbor on May 19th/May 18th. With a rocky terrain and dramatic coastline, players will need to be more of a "survivalist" to survive in this harsh environment. The optional survival mode makes everything harder for the Sole Survivor by adding a weight value to ammo, allowing saving only after sleeping, and introducing ... (more...)

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