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Facebook's News Feed Changes Are the Latest Blow to Publishers and Brands Facebook's News Feed Changes Are the Latest Blow to Publishers and Brands
- January 17, 2018

Nic Newman, a digital media strategist, and author of the Reuters Institute Digital Report for Oxford University, said the move was "not unexpected" because "it's been a pretty awful year for Facebook in terms of its PR" - a reference to the criticism the company has faced over " fake news " and its increasing dominance, alongside Google, of the online advertising market. (more...)
HUGE new patch launches with DLC release date HUGE new patch launches with DLC release date
- January 17, 2018

A new, free title update for Assassin's Creed Origins is available today ahead of the DLC's release. We've known that The Hidden Ones would be heading to Assassin's Creed Origins - which will be the title's first piece of DLC that expands the story - Ubisoft have now confirmed that it will drop on January 23, 2018 and also confirmed the DLC that will follow its launch. (more...)
BlackBerry Jarvis Is A Connected Car Security Scanner BlackBerry Jarvis Is A Connected Car Security Scanner
- January 17, 2018

IRON MAN FAN Blackberry has launched cybersecurity software for self-driving cars dubbed Jarvis , created to keep hackers from hijacking autonomous vehicles. "This includes the capability to evaluate new software under consideration as well as the ability to assess existing software already in production", the release said. (more...)
Nugget of Knowledge: Blood, Blue and Super Moon! Nugget of Knowledge: Blood, Blue and Super Moon!
- January 16, 2018

Supermoon , blood moon and a blue moon are three completely different phenomena that just happen to be occurring simultaneously - and again, that's what makes the night so special. There is usually only one full moon in each calendar month. The moon will appear orangish and can also look deep red. And a blood moon is more accurately known as a total lunar eclipse . (more...)
Google Building Three New Undersea Fiber Optic Cables To Expand Cloud Services Google Building Three New Undersea Fiber Optic Cables To Expand Cloud Services
- January 16, 2018

Its datacentre expansions suggest adoption of Google's public cloud services is showing no signs of slowing, after 2017 saw the firm opening around one new region a month to keep up with demand . Google boasts that it will be the first new cable to land in Chile in nearly 20 years and will serve Google customers across Latin America. Not only will the new deployments benefit more casual users but it'll also benefit other companies who leverage Google's network , such as PayPal. (more...)
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets a Better Face and a Turbo Engine The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets a Better Face and a Turbo Engine
- January 16, 2018

It's still distinctive as a Jeep , but its more conventional styling should be a boon to its sales prospects versus the controversial older model, which sold more on the deal than on the appeal. A welcome touch is the addition of more room for a phone near the charger and the addition of a rear USB port. This includes the addition of a 7.0-inch or 8.4-inch touchscreen with pinch and zoom capability, which is equipped with the fourth-generation Connect system which includes Apple ... (more...)
Toyota Avalon - aggressive large sedan debuts Toyota Avalon - aggressive large sedan debuts
- January 16, 2018

The Lexus-like executive-sized challenger sits on the longest version of Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform, and is sized (if not priced) to go head-to-head with the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 . "To its menu, Avalon mixes a bevy of Toyota-firsts such as standard Apple CarPlay and Dynamic Auxiliary Turn Signals, available authentic Yamaha wood and aluminum cabin accents, and Engine Sound Enhancement". (more...)
Ford Mustang Bullitt Limited Edition revealed Ford Mustang Bullitt Limited Edition revealed
- January 16, 2018

Is the Bullitt the coolest sixth-generation Mustang yet? 'As a designer, it's my favorite Mustang - devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. The jump vehicle reappeared in California in 2017, but the one sold to a private buyer was lost. (more...)
Final Fantasy XV's PC release date has finally been announced Final Fantasy XV's PC release date has finally been announced
- January 16, 2018

Well, for starters, it includes a heck of a lot of new content. You can also now control the Royal Vessel boat, that takes you from Cape Caem to Atlissia, and there's some new Yoshitaka Amano artwork for cover, if you like that sort of thing. (more...)
NY cop knocked down attempting to stop runaway vehicle NY cop knocked down attempting to stop runaway vehicle
- January 16, 2018

New York's Times Square is a place where vehicle enthusiasts can admire fast and expensive cars, and the past weekend was no exception. The driver then swerves left and guns his engine again, this time getting around the officer, who is dragged a few steps and thrown to the ground as the auto appears to side-swipe him. (more...)
Honor 8 Not to Receive The Android 8.0 Oreo Update Honor 8 Not to Receive The Android 8.0 Oreo Update
- January 16, 2018

Given the negative feedback received, Xiaomi pulled the update last week and promised to resume the roll-out after it patches the issues. However, when an Honor 8 user enquired about Android 8.0 Oreo's arrival, she was told that the company won't be releasing the Oreo update for it. (more...)
Here's a Perfect Example of Why You Shouldn't Stifle Your Sneeze Here's a Perfect Example of Why You Shouldn't Stifle Your Sneeze
- January 16, 2018

Rupturing the back of its throat is a rare condition that usually comes from a specific trauma, surgery or infection. Not too long after he said he found it extremely painful to swallow. It took him a week to recover and he was finally discharged on the advice of never trying to block his nose while sneezing again. "They transmitted the force of the sneeze up their nose, through the eustachian tube and up into their middle ear", he said. (more...)
Acura RDX Prototype Unveiled Acura RDX Prototype Unveiled
- January 16, 2018

Check out our photos of the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype above, and stay tuned for more coverage from the 2018 North American International Auto Show here in Detroit . That means torque-vectoring technology borrowed from the NSX , with a new rear differential that has a 150-percent larger maximum torque capacity compared to the outgoing RDX. (more...)
'Rainbow' Dinosaur Revealed in Field Museum Study 'Rainbow' Dinosaur Revealed in Field Museum Study
- January 16, 2018

This is why scientists have chosen the name Caihong juji for the beast, which translates in English to "rainbow with a big crest". Dongyu Hu, a professor in the College of Paleontology at the Shenyang Normal University, led the study. Its head is very similar to a Velociraptor's , with a bony crest running between the eyes. "The preservation of this dinosaur is incredible; we were really excited when we realised the level of detail we were able to see on the feathers". (more...)
The Next PS4 Update is Looking for a few good Beta Testers The Next PS4 Update is Looking for a few good Beta Testers
- January 16, 2018

Sony is looking for Beta Testers for the company's upcoming PS4 update. Today Sony is back with news of another "major" update in the form of firmware 5.50. The letter will give players instructions on how to download the new Beta software and how to activate the update for your account. To register, you'll need a PS4 system, be connected to the internet and be the master account holder. (more...)
Army chief warns of scaling up operations if Pak keeps backing terror Army chief warns of scaling up operations if Pak keeps backing terror
- January 16, 2018

He was responding to questions related to India's security threats emerging from neighbouring nations and the US' recent decision to suspend military aid to Pakistan , New Delhi's de facto nemesis in the region. "We are using our might to teach them a lesson. It has to be a politico-military approach that we have to adopt", Rawat added. Indian and Chinese troops were engaged in a 73-day standoff in Dokalam that began on June 16 previous year after the Indian side stopped construction of a ... (more...)
Toyota Avalon's aggressive new style pairs with safety and efficiency Toyota Avalon's aggressive new style pairs with safety and efficiency
- January 16, 2018

According to a report from MacRumors , the 2019 Avalon will be Toyota's first vehicle to officially come with Apple's CarPlay built-in. But Toyota appears to be a holdout no more. Unlike other Toyota vehicles, this one was designed and manufactured in the United States. All other 2019 Avalon trims just get Eco, Normal and Sport, which change the usual elements of steering, throttle and transmission. (more...)
India recover after losing two quick wickets in second SA Test India recover after losing two quick wickets in second SA Test
- January 16, 2018

India , trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, bowled South Africa out for 335 in their first innings on a wicket that looks to be flattening out, though it is still expected to break up on days four and five under what has been a baking Highveld sun all through the test. (more...)
Google Removes 60 Malware-Infected Apps Displaying Pornographic Ads Google Removes 60 Malware-Infected Apps Displaying Pornographic Ads
- January 15, 2018

Some of these games are intended for children, and according to Google, have been downloaded between three and seven million times so far. The attacker then chooses what action to take from those mentioned above and then displays it on the owner's device. (more...)
Sporty 2019 Hyundai Veloster Stays Quirky Sporty 2019 Hyundai Veloster Stays Quirky
- January 15, 2018

The peculiar passenger-side door configuration-with a conventional front-hinged small rear door to make getting in the rear seats easier-is as much a styling signature of the little hatchback as anything, and remains a love-it-or-leave-it decision. (more...)

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