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Amazon brings Alexa to the iPhone
- March 16, 2017

The feature will reportedly begin rolling out to users today and can be accessed from within the Amazon app by tapping on the microphone icon located inside of the search bar - as pictured above. I opened the app and asked Alexa "What's the forecast for tomorrow", completely forgetting that my downstairs Alexa was just about 10 feet away. As it is, Alexa is kind of sneaking its way onto iOS, and of course this makes sense from a business standpoint, as Amazon would prefer it if you were never ... (more...)
Stunning bioluminescence lights up Tasmanian beaches Stunning bioluminescence lights up Tasmanian beaches
- March 16, 2017

Caused by tiny plankton called " Noctiluca Scintillans " (or sea sparkle ), the natural phenomenon is found in numerous places around the world. The phenomenon presents itself as a "red tide" in daylight, with water turning a deep red, brown, or orange colour. (more...)
Donald Trump Moves To Rollback Obama's Car Pollution Standards
- March 16, 2017

Pat Colbeck, R-Canton. As part of his trip to Michigan , Trump met with several automotive executives and union members and took a brief tour of the American Center for Mobility facility. The regulations to be reviewed - finalized in the waning days of Obama's presidency - had set ambitious targets for vehicle mileage in an effort to encourage automakers to develop and market new technologies that reduce fuel consumption. (more...)
Google Researchers: Computers Can Learn Like Humans Google Researchers: Computers Can Learn Like Humans
- March 16, 2017

It's possible, of course, to simply build an enormous neural network that can always assign new experiences to fresh, previously unused synapses, but that quickly creates a bloated, unwieldy system. That's the thing about neural networks: being inspired by brains, they could benefit from the same sorts of organizational strategies that have proved successful for evolution. (more...)
Cuomo on Winter Storm Stella's shift: 'Mother Nature is an unpredictable lady' Cuomo on Winter Storm Stella's shift: 'Mother Nature is an unpredictable lady'
- March 16, 2017

With air traffic affected the largest U.S. school system the New York City public schools canceled their classes on Tuesday. With 50 miles per hour winds and a mix of sleet and snow, media reports said crews couldn't fix felled poles and downed power lines in some parts of Northeastern states. (more...)
Irish leader's White House visit has serious undertones Irish leader's White House visit has serious undertones
- March 16, 2017

Mr Kenny said the visit will happen "during the course of his presidency" adding, "he will be there". "I love Ireland", said Donald Trump, during a short media opportunity in the Oval Office. from Co Sligo in 1923. He said Ireland "took special pride in the fact that, for the first time in the history of this great republic, one Irish American has succeeded another in the office of vice-president". (more...)
U.S. indicts Russian spies and hackers over 2014 Yahoo hack U.S. indicts Russian spies and hackers over 2014 Yahoo hack
- March 16, 2017

Those targeted accounts included Russian journalists, Russian and USA government officials and prominent businesspeople. They also got employees of a Russian investment banking firm, a French transportation company, USA financial services and private equity firms, a Swiss bitcoin wallet and banking firm and a US airline. (more...)
Slow-motion video shows Amtrak train covering passengers in snow in NY Slow-motion video shows Amtrak train covering passengers in snow in NY
- March 16, 2017

Snowstorm Stella, which hit the northeast USA on Tuesday, covered huge portions of NY and New England with snow, affecting transportation and forcing several schools and offices to stay closed. The GIF above was made from that video . Several passengers standing on the platform were nearly buried under the snow. Ubaldi told News 4 over the phone he believes commuters shouldn't have been allowed to stand so close to the tracks, much less record video . (more...)
Nvidia Forges Alliance To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Masses Nvidia Forges Alliance To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Masses
- March 16, 2017

DESPITE THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DRIVE LIKE ABSOLUTE A-HOLES, a tonne of companies, now including Nvidia and Bosch, are throwing money at making computers into motorway masters. Self-driving vehicles will be able to make the roads safer and to do that AI is a vital aspect. "This is probably largest single mass of a product that we've helped make", said Huang, addressing a crowd of more than 2,000 executives, developers and others attending the event. (more...)
Heat Top Pelicans to Boost Playoff Hopes Heat Top Pelicans to Boost Playoff Hopes
- March 16, 2017

If Milwaukee wins however, the Heat would fall back to a half-game behind. Miami (33-35) made 16 three-pointers and eventually pulled away from the Pelicans (27-41) All-Star frontcourt of Anthony Davis (27 points, eight rebounds) and DeMarcus Cousins (19 points, nine rebounds) because of it. (more...)
Google's 2017 Pixel Phones Codenamed 'Muskie' And 'Walleye' Google's 2017 Pixel Phones Codenamed 'Muskie' And 'Walleye'
- March 16, 2017

With the new Pixel 2 phones, Google will load the new Android O version with it. This date corollates with the initial beta launch of the software earlier this year, when Google suggested that a wider release would occur around the end of March. (more...)
Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite smartphone in India Coolpad launches Note 5 Lite smartphone in India
- March 16, 2017

The Coolpad Note 5 Lite has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The RAM capacity of the Note 5 Lite is 3GB with 16GB of onboard storage which can be further increased using a microSD card. With the launch of Note 5 Lite, we are again reinforcing our commitment to make technology available to everyone at a great price and won't comprise on best in class features. (more...)
Google would Release Update on April 3 Google would Release Update on April 3
- March 16, 2017

Google had paused the 7.1.1 update for the Nexus 6 due to concerns surrounding SafetyNet and Android Pay. Sadly, when the version 7.1.1 arrived on the Nexus 6, it brought along some bugs. Once you get this update on your ZTE Axon 7, be sure to let us know how it's working for you! To fix this, you will need to carry out a factory reset. (more...)
Honda Launches WR-V Compact SUV, Prices Start from Rs 7.75 Lakh Honda Launches WR-V Compact SUV, Prices Start from Rs 7.75 Lakh
- March 16, 2017

India is the first country to manufacture and launch the Honda WR-V in the world. With the base development carried out by Honda R&D team in Japan, the new compact crossover is intended for youthful customer base in the Indian market. Global Positioning System and bluetooth connectivity are added into the basket. A larger 1.5 litre i-DTEC Diesel engine offers a power of 99 bhp at a torque of 200 Nm, the report said. (more...)
United Kingdom interest rates kept on hold at 0.25% United Kingdom interest rates kept on hold at 0.25%
- March 16, 2017

Kristen Forbes was the only member to back a rate hike and this was the first time since July 2016 that the vote to maintain rates was not unanimous. But there were also signs that other MPC members might be considering voting for an increase. (more...)
Explosion at IMF Paris offices leaves one injured Explosion at IMF Paris offices leaves one injured
- March 16, 2017

French police officers at the scene after a letter bomb exploded. Greek police have said the explosive mix was sent from Greece. France remains under a state of emergency, introduced following a string of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)-linked extremist attacks over the past two years. (more...)
This Mod Could Bring Complications to Android Wear 1.0 Very Soon This Mod Could Bring Complications to Android Wear 1.0 Very Soon
- March 16, 2017

The update is expected to be pushed out from the end of March. Fossil , one of the fashion brands that manufactures smartwatches, may have been a little late to introducing Android Wears. The most notable feature which will be unlocked, however, is the NFC radio which can be found in the Huawei Watch but could not be used till date. It's been already told to a user to start checking for updates but Wear 2.0 isn't anything to be excited about. (more...)
Blizzard to Seek $8.5M from Bossland Bot Maker Blizzard to Seek $8.5M from Bossland Bot Maker
- March 16, 2017

As a result, Blizzard is taking the legal war over to the cheat maker's home turf and is asking $8.5 million from the German court. As reported by Torrentfreak , Blizzard Entertainment's finally gotten sick of Bossland's slow compliance - they've filed motion with the German court for a default judgment against the publisher of common cheats and hacks to the tune of US$8.5 million. (more...)
North Korea threatens USA with 'merciless' attacks
- March 16, 2017

SEOUL-The liberal politician expected to succeed disgraced Park Geun-hye as South Korea's next president could significantly soften Seoul's stance toward North Korea and possibly delay deployment of a US missile-defense system that has enraged China. (more...)
Samsung vows to release monthly security updates for unlocked US Galaxy smartphones Samsung vows to release monthly security updates for unlocked US Galaxy smartphones
- March 16, 2017

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S6 review + video: Good smartphone, but where is the edge? Earlier today, a rumor hinted that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected to launch in six different color options, but that may not be the case. Al in all, both the iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 faces a crucial year as the competition tightens with the surge of rival brands like Huawei. (more...)

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