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Samsung officially announces Bixby virtual assistant powered by Artificial Assistant
- March 30, 2017

First, the company says the assistant will be able to perform most of the tasks in an application that users would be able to do via touch on the interface. But Bixby will save all the work with just a single voice command. Context awareness means that you'll be able to summon Bixby at any time, even while using an app, and it will know what you were doing. (more...)
South African Anti-Apartheid Icon Kathrada Dies at 87
- March 29, 2017

Former Archbishop of Cape Town Reverend Desmond Tutu said in a short statement published on Facebook: "May Ahmed rest in peace and rise in glory". Kathrada was one of the accused in the famous Rivonia Trial and played an instrumental role in the fight against apartheid. He joined other struggle heroes, such as Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, at the infamous Robben Island prison after being arrested on a South African Communist Party farm in Rivonia. (more...)
European Union leaders pledge to remain united amid Brexit
- March 29, 2017

Opened just this year amid criticism of its cost and garish internal colour schemes, the building which senior EU officials jokingly refer to as "Tusk Tower", was planned in happier times, when the Union seemed set for ever more expansion, taking in a dozen new members, mainly in formerly Communist eastern Europe. (more...)
Samsung may resell controversial Note 7 phone in Ireland as refurbished handset
- March 29, 2017

Samsung now said that it will ensure that Galaxy Note 7 devices are recycled and processed in an environmentally-friendly manner. I think there is some risk here of another incident, but the decision does make sense to some degree-aside from the battery, practically all of the other components that comprise the Note 7 are perfectly usable, so it would be a severe waste to just trash all 4.3 million recalled devices. (more...)
Exxon Mobil urges Trump to stay in Paris climate accord
- March 29, 2017

An executive order aimed squarely at the 2016 moratorium on coal leases on federal lands was signed by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, which calls upon Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review the moratorium and other regulations. (more...)
Google Search App for iOS gains Gboard, trending widget & 3D Touch
- March 29, 2017

As its name suggests, the widget will show you popular Google searches at that time. Aimed at improving mobile messaging, the Gboard app offers options to search for emoji instead of scrolling, built-in GIF search, support for glide typing, and voice transcription. (more...)
Dax Shepard directed in the nude Dax Shepard directed in the nude
- March 29, 2017

Asked what makes her so open about her personal life, Bell - who revealed a year ago that she has received help for depression and anxiety replied: "How is your life interesting or my life interesting if I give staged answers that no one cares about?" He's partnered with rookie Officer Jon Baker ( Shepard ), a former pro motorcyclist whose life is falling apart, who hopes becoming a cop will save his failed marriage. (more...)
Google Pixel 2 to Debut with Killer Design Upgrades
- March 29, 2017

Android 8.0, now codenamed 'O, ' has only been available for approximately a week as a developer preview, but XDA Developers have already been hard at work extracting and creating a method for users on Android 6.0.1 and up to give Google's new Pixel Launcher a try. (more...)
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
- March 29, 2017

The first recall involves 210,000 vehicles in the USA because the engines could pose the risk of an under-hood fire. All of the affected vehicles (2014 Escape, 2014 to 2015 Fiesta ST, 2013 to 2014 Fusion, 2013 to 2015 Transit Connect) are fitted with the 1.6L GTDI engine. (more...)
Senate Dems opposing Trump court pick grows with Stabenow
- March 29, 2017

As fate would have it, Republicans appear set to invoke the nuclear option, which would change Senate rules so that Gorsuch's nomination would only need a majority vote. Republicans had hoped that they would see some support from the 10 Democrats running for re-election in states won by Trump in the presidential election, but four of those senators - Nelson, Pennsylvania Sen. (more...)
Airline facing backlash for barring girls wearing leggings
- March 29, 2017

Although United did specify Sunday on Twitter the girls were "pass riders", it initially didn't say they needed to adhere to a different dress code than other passengers. 9NEWS asked to see the dress code policy for pass riders. The airline has since responded to Watts via Twitter, stating that the company "have the right to refuse passengers who are not properly clothes via our Contract of Carriage ", and that that right "is left to the discretion of the agents". (more...)
Police officer struck by London attacker's auto suffered life-changing injuries
- March 29, 2017

Detectives have seized 2,700 items, including "massive amounts" of computer data, while around 3,500 witnesses have been spoken to. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, saying Masood was "an Islamic State soldier" who "carried out the operation in response to calls to target citizens of the coalition". (more...)
"I like his playing style" - Carrick on Mkhitaryan
- March 29, 2017

But according to The Sun , Mourinho wants a replacement for Michael Carrick and plans to make Dier one of his top transfer targets for central midfield. That's unlikely to deter United though and the newspaper says that Mourinho is eyeing Dier as part of a big-money double swoop that will also see the Manchester giants try to sign Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. (more...)
US probably had role in Mosul blast that killed civilians: US general
- March 29, 2017

Central Command. Townsend repeated that the United States did conduct a strike in the area on the day of the alleged deaths. The Iraqi military has denied the loss of life was caused by a coalition air strike, saying it found "no sign" of a strike and instead found "a huge detonated booby-trapped vehicle" nearby. (more...)
Govt imposes 10% import duty on tur dal, wheat Govt imposes 10% import duty on tur dal, wheat
- March 29, 2017

However, in most wholesale markets across states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan farmers sold arhar between Rs4,000 and Rs4,600 per quintal, lower than the MSP of Rs5,050 per quintal. In 2015, the government had imposed a customs duty of 25 per cent on wheat, which was subsequently cut to 10 per cent and totally removed in December past year. (more...)
Trump signs against United States efforts to combat climate change
- March 29, 2017

The order asked the EPA to initiate a process to review and rewrite the Obama-era rule, which actually has been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in February 2016. Doniger says it's automation and cheaper alternatives, not regulations, killing coal jobs. Coal mining itself has become more mechanised in recent years, employing lesser miners for the same quantity of mining. (more...)
Tata Motors launches Tigor compact sedan at Rs 470000 Tata Motors launches Tigor compact sedan at Rs 470000
- March 29, 2017

In all the Tigor will face competition from seven models, including two of its siblings - Zest and Indigo CS - to grab a pie of the 30,000 units a month compact sedan market. The rear of the front seats are also scooped out to create extra knee space. What we can decode is that Tata is pegging it at round Rs 4.5 lakh. In the engine , it is fueled by the 1.05-liter Revotorq diesel engine and the 1.2-liter Revotron petrol engine which likewise do duty on the Tiago, and it comes ... (more...)
Apple is Now Rejecting Apps With Pricing In Their Title
- March 29, 2017

Google Play Store now features a " Free App of the Week " section that offers free of charge for a week. Developers will be able to look through users' reviews in the iTunes Connect dashboard, along with filters to sift through reviews from users located in different countries. (more...)
Johnson takes dig at injured Kohli, says Rahane should stay as captain
- March 29, 2017

Other than the eleven overs bowled by Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh between them only four bowlers were used in each Test with Pat Cummins replacing Mitchell Starc in the last two matches. India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who claimed 25 wickets to go with his couple of fifties, won the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards. The growing tension on and off the field between India and Australia in the current Test series has barely abated when Brad Hodge added another twist to the ... (more...)
Delta trolls United on leggings
- March 29, 2017

The reason? They were wearing leggings . After the incident, United's mentions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram exploded from its average 2,000 daily mentions to 174,000, almost 70 percent of them negative, said Kellan Terry, a spokesman for the social media analysis firm Brandwatch. (more...)

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