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Google Updating Google+ With New Features Google Updating Google+ With New Features
- January 18, 2017

Danelle Buckley, Product Manager, Google+ announced the newest updates in her blog post. What do you think about the new updates for the platform? With the deprecation of the older version, Events will finally be added to the new Google+. (more...)
Trump to keep tweeting after he's president
- January 18, 2017

He said that he actually doesn't like tweeting, but uses the popular social media channel to fight back against the "very dishonest media". [Tweeting is] the only way I can counteract it. Since winning the presidency in November, the Republican went on several Twitter rants slamming the media for the reports against him. It's part of a sweeping planned rewrite of the USA tax code aimed at lowering overall rates on corporations from 35 percent to 20 percent. (more...)
AT&T had shut down its 2G network on January 1st, 2017 AT&T had shut down its 2G network on January 1st, 2017
- January 18, 2017

The original iPhone, released in 2007 and discontinued a year later, was already declared obsolete by Apple back in 2013. The 2G shutdown has been pre-arranged for a few years at this point and judging by the lack of outcry when the network stopped working over two weeks ago, it doesn't seem to have had a big effect in today's world of 3G and LTE networks. (more...)
Apple execs to meet Govt. officials on Jan 25
- January 18, 2017

Moneycontrol BureauIn a bid to promote the "Make in India" campaign, the government is planning to review its policy on manufacturing of mobile phones, an Economic Times report, quoting government officials, says. Where will the manufacturing unit be set up? Reports suggest that Apple does not want to source products locally and has sought duty to be reduced on components for the iPhone. (more...)
Trump's wrong Ivanka Twitter mistake earns lesson in climate change Trump's wrong Ivanka Twitter mistake earns lesson in climate change
- January 18, 2017

Just four days away from taking his official oath, the President-elect still has so much to learn-including a lesson on his favorite social media platform, Twitter . "I normally try to reply politely, but I'm not going to be able to get back to everyone today". Many people were quick to point out The Donald's error. (more...)
Little Nightmares arrives on April 28 Little Nightmares arrives on April 28
- January 18, 2017

Coming April 28, Little Nightmares " Six is trapped in "The Maw'. Six's mission is to escape, evading a particular enemy who probably wants to eat her. In addition, PS4 and PC users will receive the original soundtrack as well as an exclusive PS4 theme and a PC wallpaper featuring The Janitor. The Six Edition will include a 10 cm tall Six figurine, the original game soundtrack, sticker board, and an exclusive poster. (more...)
Pokemon Go earns $950 million in 2016, breaks records Pokemon Go earns $950 million in 2016, breaks records
- January 18, 2017

For example, there is now a technical (unofficial) to pause the game in the Pokemon Go arena battles. Of course, being a Nintendo IP also helped, as did the game's simple mechanics, core conceit and augmented reality gameplay, suggests the report . (more...)
Local Democrats in Congress split on attending Trump inauguration
- January 18, 2017

Lewis and Trump engaged in a war of words after the Democrat announced he would be boycotting Trump's inauguration and the Republican responded by criticising Lewis' district in Georgia. "I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate", Ellison said. "I would love to attend the inauguration". Lewis was a civil rights leader in the 1960s as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. (more...)
Conyers set to skip Trump's inaugural swearing Conyers set to skip Trump's inaugural swearing
- January 18, 2017

It's the first time Lewis has skilled the swearing in of a president in his 16 terms in Congress, CBS2's Andrea Grymes reported. "I can use all the help I can get!" he tweeted. Mark Takano tweeted. We don't agree with him that Trump is not a "legitimate president". Representative John Lewis testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the second day of confirmation hearings on senator Jeff Sessions. (more...)
US Vice-President Biden arrives in Ukraine for last meeting with Poroshenko US Vice-President Biden arrives in Ukraine for last meeting with Poroshenko
- January 18, 2017

Meanwhile, Poroshenko ordered the Foreign Ministry to file lawsuit against Russian Federation to the UN's International Court of Justice regarding "its violation of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism", the presidency announced in a statement . (more...)
Fire crews rescue cow from swimming pool Fire crews rescue cow from swimming pool
- January 18, 2017

Firefighters in Oklahoma City made a big rescue over the weekend. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner and a cow trapped in the water. "Pets in house fires, ducklings in storm drains, dogs under houses in precarious situations, birds entangled in wire. but this may be the first cow in a swimming pool". (more...)
Women's march planned Saturday in Yakima Women's march planned Saturday in Yakima
- January 18, 2017

In a post on the Facebook page of the Auckland march, organisers say the event is "open to all people who believe women's rights are human rights, that diversity is strength of our community, and that all voices deserve to be heard". (more...)
Lenovo Moto G5: Launch, specs & features Lenovo Moto G5: Launch, specs & features
- January 18, 2017

The press invites included a smartphone and a "hellomoto" tagline, things that are enough to confirm that the company's event will include the launch of a new smartphone (s). Finally, while there's no hint of it on the company's invite, we're also likely in for news on Moto Mods. Although the "Plus" model of the Moto G range has always been the most powerful, Lenovo might also introduce the Moto G5. (more...)
Borderlands 3 will not appear on the Nintendo Switch, says Gearbox boss Borderlands 3 will not appear on the Nintendo Switch, says Gearbox boss
- January 18, 2017

On the bright side, Nintendo Switch is capable of housing additional storage space. One of the Switch launch games is the massively anticipated Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but five games is still a fairly small number for some. (more...)
Google Assistant Code Suggests Payment Service Is Coming Google Assistant Code Suggests Payment Service Is Coming
- January 18, 2017

A number of the new actions rolling out are linked to municipalities like cities, towns, and villages all over the world. The beta update of the application might have payment options, similar to Amazon's Alexa. There is the possibility that the payments feature is baked into the app, but Google is still now making progress on the back end to prepare the service for its launch to all Google Assistant users. (more...)
Gabe Newell is Doing an AMA on Reddit Tomorrow
- January 18, 2017

Newell did sow the seeds of hope for at least something Half-Life related when he admitted there was a possibility of a new IP in the Half-Life/Portal universe. "The knuckles controller is being designed at the same time as we're designing our own VR games". Aside from moving Dota 2 to the engine recently, we are are using it as the foundation of some unannounced products. (more...)
Local leaders headed to DC for Trump inauguration
- January 18, 2017

So far, his top-name bookings include Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down , and Angelina Jolie's dad. Afterward, in keeping with tradition, Trump and Pence will attend the Congressional Lunch in the Capitol. Constitution. Speeches have ranged from 8,445 words to just 135. The Inaugural Luncheon is organised by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and normally features food from the states of the new President and Vice-President (that's NY and IN for those playing along at ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 leak hints at 8-megapixel auto-focus selfie camera
- January 18, 2017

A similar design was also seen in the Samsung Display advertisement, adding to the speculation that this maybe a prototype of Samsung Galaxy S8. With that being said, here's a quick review regarding everything you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Note 8. (more...)
Noble Buys Clayton Williams for $2.7 Billion to Grow in Permian Noble Buys Clayton Williams for $2.7 Billion to Grow in Permian
- January 18, 2017

The Permian basin has seen a slew of land acquisitions as producers scramble to gain or expand positions in the oil field, where drilling costs are low, in preparation for recovering oil prices. Noble Energy said the deal includes 71,000 net acres in the core of the Southern Delaware Basin in Reeves and Ward counties in Texas, which are a part of the larger Permian Basin. (more...)
Gmail phishing: Latest cyber attack infects users by mimicking past emails
- January 18, 2017

But Narang says that there are reports that these hackers are sending emails that look realistic. It's the path that helps the hackers to gain the ultimate access to our digital lives. While Maunder says there is no sure way to check if your account has been hacked, he does offer information on a secure website run by a security researcher where you can check if any of your email accounts are part of any data link. (more...)

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