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Facebook set to launch smart speakers Facebook set to launch smart speakers
- February 15, 2018

The smart speaker is just the initial-stage product, with more terminal devices expected to be rolled out in the coming years, the report added. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously shown a keen interest in smart homes, where he built a smart personal assistant, Jarvis. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 spotted on Geekbench Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 spotted on Geekbench
- February 15, 2018

Will the Exynos 9810-powered Samsung Galaxy S9 be better than its Snapdragon counterpart? With the new Snapdragon 845 there are many improvements to the GPU performance, with a focus on VR and AR applications. Notably, the new chipset will feature 4k HDR video capture and improved AI processing. Using AnTuTu - whose tests cover some of the most essential aspects in a smartphone such as the CPU, GPU, random access memory and storage speed - the Snapdragon device showed a commanding ... (more...)
Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures Snapchat Redesign Change.org Petition crossed 1million Signatures
- February 15, 2018

The changes were meant to separate interactions with friends from branded content - including that of celebrities and influencers. "Many "new features" are unworthy or conquer the original functions Snapchat has had for the previous decades", the petition says. (more...)
Rugby Union Six Nations: England 12 Wales 6 Rugby Union Six Nations: England 12 Wales 6
- February 15, 2018

Following a review, World Rugby said it has "clarified to the Wales team management. that the TMO made an error" and that " Wales should have been awarded a try as the Wales player grounded the ball". Jones' squad is made up largely of the same players that have featured in the championship so far this month, with loosehead prop Joe Marler joining Haskell in returning from suspension, while Hughes is included after making his comeback from a two-month knee injury in Wasps' 44-22 victory ... (more...)
Moto Z2 Force Limited Edition India launch today Moto Z2 Force Limited Edition India launch today
- February 15, 2018

Talking about the processor units of the devices, the Moto G6 is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, while the Moto G6 Plus may ship with Snapdragon 630 and the Moto G6 Play may feature Snapdragon 430 chipset. As per the leaked information about HTML5 testing results, there are allegedly three devices in the latest G6 series, which are Moto G6 , G6 Plus and G6 Play respectively. (more...)
Presented smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi Note 5 5 Pro Presented smartphone Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi Note 5 5 Pro
- February 15, 2018

In May 2017, Xiaomi launched its first Mi Store in Bengaluru and even announced plans to launch 100 physical retail outlets across India to take on the more offline market share. It supports QuickCharge 2.0 charging but Xiaomi is only bundling a standard 5V/2A brick. The dual-SIM Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat . (more...)
Melting ice sheets in Greenland, Antarctica increasing pace of sea level rise Melting ice sheets in Greenland, Antarctica increasing pace of sea level rise
- February 15, 2018

Melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland are responsible for accelerating sea level rise over the past 25 years, according to a study published February 12. "This is a game-changer as far as the climate change discussion goes." A second part of the study used satellite data tracking tiny fluctuations in gravity due toice mass loss to trace the acceleration back to melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica . (more...)
'Multiple Injured' In Florida School Shooting; Suspect In Custody 'Multiple Injured' In Florida School Shooting; Suspect In Custody
- February 15, 2018

Sheriff Israel, whose own triplets graduated from the high school, said what happened makes him sick to his stomach. "It's catastrophic. There really are no words", he said. Authorities in Florida are responding to a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Coral Springs with early reports suggesting there have been fatalities and many injured. (more...)
Uber Technologies loss expanded in 2017 Uber Technologies loss expanded in 2017
- February 15, 2018

The company released its numbers with Information the tech news site after Khosrowshahi had spoked with investors and confirmed the numbers to other media agencies, The Uber CEO said that UberEats reached gross revenues of $ 4 billion for the fourth quarter, which represents 10% of the entire Uber business. (more...)
SC toddler found safe in Alabama SC toddler found safe in Alabama
- February 15, 2018

A desperate hunt is underway for a missing four-year-old girl in SC. Around 9:45pm, law enforcement officials in MS said they took Thomas Lawton Evan into custody in reference to the kidnapping. The suspect then left the house. Authorities later confirmed that the person of interest in the sketch was not a suspect. She is hospitalized in fair condition, he said. (more...)
SpaceX on Track to Receive FCC Approval for Satellite Broadband Service SpaceX on Track to Receive FCC Approval for Satellite Broadband Service
- February 15, 2018

That low-orbit position could deliver broadband speeds equal to current speeds from traditional providers, the company says. But in February 2018, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of an application by SpaceX to provide the broadband services using satellites in the United States and worldwide. (more...)
The Evil Within 2 gets even scarier with new first-person mode The Evil Within 2 gets even scarier with new first-person mode
- February 15, 2018

Packed as a free update that you can download right now, a new first-person mode is a good reason to perhaps revisit the horrors Evil Within 2 holds. Some scenes just didn't work, so it jumps back and forth a bit to third-person in certain instances. What's more, you can toggle the camera at will, allowing you to experience the game from different viewpoints as you progress through the story. (more...)
Facebook's Protect security feature is essentially Spyware Facebook's Protect security feature is essentially Spyware
- February 15, 2018

It reads: 'To provide this protection, Onavo uses a VPN to establish a secure connection to direct all of your network communications through Onavo's servers. So essentially the app could be tracking you in nearly every conceivable way. 'Over time, this helps the tool work better for you and others. Indeed, Facebook is not shy in admitting the data-gathering, even if it's not shouting about it. (more...)
Sea Of Thieves Reveals PC Specs Sea Of Thieves Reveals PC Specs
- February 15, 2018

According to Rare, this second beta "is to test a lot of the work we've done since the closed beta, and to try and hit a higher concurrent players number than we've ever seen before". While not an official "beta", players are encouraged to log in and help stress test the game's servers before launch on March 20. Additionally, the content available will be the same as that included in the previous beta. (more...)
AAP Govt to allocate max budget on education and health sector: Kejriwal AAP Govt to allocate max budget on education and health sector: Kejriwal
- February 15, 2018

Tiwari said while the condition of hospitals had deteriorated, the much-touted Mohalla clinics suffered from lack of doctors and necessary infrastructure. Speaking to a crowd of MLAs and officers on Wednesday, Mr. Kejriwal said Delhiites had undertaken an experiment three years ago by choosing "next door neighbours" and discarding existing parties. (more...)
Taco Bell to undergo leadership shuffle as CEO resigns Taco Bell to undergo leadership shuffle as CEO resigns
- February 15, 2018

As mentioned above, Chipotle Mexican Grill is having an incredibly strong start to the trading session this morning after the company announced that its Board of Directors has appointed a new CEO . "We're hard-pressed to find a better fit for Chipotle's CEO position than Brian Niccol", Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy said in a note. Niccol was tapped as CEO after Greg Creed was promoted to CEO Yum Brands. (more...)
Feeling the Love with Messenger | Facebook Newsroom Feeling the Love with Messenger | Facebook Newsroom
- February 15, 2018

Messenger will also ask if you want to personalise the chat box with your partner letting you create a custom font, text colour and emoji for the chat. To help you spread your newly embraced feeling of love and happiness Messenger will then switch your custom emoji to by default. Now to make this day more special, Facebook Messenger Releases New Filters. (more...)
Ford increasing production of Expedition, Navigator SUVs Ford increasing production of Expedition, Navigator SUVs
- February 15, 2018

The investment, on top of $900 million already spent on the plant to launch the 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator , will allow Ford to build 25 percent more of the SUVs this year than originally planned. The latest upgrades make the Kentucky Truck Plant one of the most highly automated facilities in the US auto industry. "We aim to get out there and challenge them with vehicles with better fuel efficiency and driving dynamics". (more...)
Fox commits to Sky News independence in bid to seal takeover Fox commits to Sky News independence in bid to seal takeover
- February 15, 2018

Fox said Monday that the Murdoch family would own less than 5 percent of the Fox-Disney combination after the merger. Fox's proposal for a fully-independent board for the United Kingdom news channel goes a step beyond an earlier pledge to create a board with a majority of independent directors. (more...)
Facebook privacy settings broke German laws, rules Berlin court Facebook privacy settings broke German laws, rules Berlin court
- February 15, 2018

The court decided in favour of a German consumer rights group following its legal challenge against the United States social media giant, finding that Facebook collects data on its users, and signs them up to services, without giving enough information for them to give meaningful consent. (more...)

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