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Later this year, Airbnb will unveil a new guest membership program offering benefits across the entire trip. (Get your phones ready because the listings already categorized under Airbnb Plus shown at the conference today are pure Instagram gold.) Each home has been verified for cleanliness, comfort/quality and exceptional design.
  • Facebook Goes Old School With New List Feature

    Facebook Goes Old School With New List Feature

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    Rumors of a possible list-creation feature appeared last month when the company appeared to be testing it among select users. Like other recent additions and changes to the News Feed , Lists was created to encourage "meaningful connections between people rather than passive consumption of content", Facebook said.
  • Google launches its own version of Snapchat Stories

    Google launches its own version of Snapchat Stories

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    AMP Stories are also available to all developers who want to try it out for their own websites. AMP Stories are available from today but only on mobile browsers. Among the initial wave of publishing partners, Meredith said it would first launch AMP Stories for People, the celebrity/lifestyle brand it obtained after closing the acquisition of Time Inc .
  • Google manages to double its Pixel sales in 2017

    Google manages to double its Pixel sales in 2017

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    Despite some display issues with the larger Pixel 2 XL , it would appear that Google's second attempt at developing its own range of phones has been more successful than the first, with around 3.9 million units reportedly being shipped in 2017.
  • Google to bring Allo's Smart Reply feature to third party apps

    Google to bring Allo's Smart Reply feature to third party apps

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    The experimental project not only provides simple Smart Replies , it also recommends a specific ETA when users are asked what time they'll arrive to their destination. The replies take user's current location into consideration in order to craft a correct response. Pretty soon, WhatsApp , Facebook Messenger , Skype , and other apps will offer smart automated replies .
  • Apple iPhone 2018 Rumors: iOS 9 Source Code Leaked on GitHub

    Apple iPhone 2018 Rumors: iOS 9 Source Code Leaked on GitHub

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    The code on GitHub was labelled "iBoot", which is a key cog of iOS responsible for making sure the operating system "boots up" safely and securely. It contributes source code to the open source community, Apple pointed out. Who knows for what version of iOS this was even meant for, and how do we even know if the code is even meant to be on devices that have the latest iOS.
  • Waymo and Uber reach settlement in trade secret case

    Waymo and Uber reach settlement in trade secret case

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    Under the settlement, Uber and Ottomotto have agreed to pay Waymo a financial settlement that includes 0.34 percent of Uber's $72 billion equity, a deal valued at $245 million. The lawsuit was contentious, and Uber was accused of destroying evidence during discovery. Making ride-hailing cars autonomous is considered critical to companies such as Uber and its rival Lyft, because paying the driver creates a business model with little room for profit.
  • Monreal Returns But Cech Could Miss North London Derby

    Monreal Returns But Cech Could Miss North London Derby

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    The Tottenham boss suggested diving was a "minimal issue" and suggested it may be seen as part and parcel of trying to outsmart the opposition. Arsene Wenger's sides' away form this season has been abysmal and this is something which they are going to need to change if they are to achieve their top four aim, starting with this weekends trip to Wembley .
  • Flying On Strong Earnings — Twitter (TWTR) Stock

    Flying On Strong Earnings — Twitter (TWTR) Stock

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    The social networking company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.05. According to the company, MAU was impacted by seasonality and the change to Safari's third-party app integration, which affected approximately 2 million MAU in the quarter - roughly 1 million in the USA and 1 million in global markets.
  • Smart home business Nest to fold back into Google

    Smart home business Nest to fold back into Google

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    Now the company, which Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz claims has shipped over 11 million devices to date, is being brought back into Google, and that means Google is about to get a lot more intimate with your home. For the most part Nest and Google existed separate of each other, where they each did their own thing. Google announced Wednesday that it was reabsorbing Nest .
  • Today in Android Oreo: Nokia 5, Huawei Mate 9 and More

    Today in Android Oreo: Nokia 5, Huawei Mate 9 and More

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    However, considering the small number of users who have installed the newly released OS version, there are not many devices benefitting from this update, with brands like Samsung and LG, which have not yet moved their devices to the new Android version.
  • Battle for Azeroth Pre-order Bonuses and Release Date Revealed

    Battle for Azeroth Pre-order Bonuses and Release Date Revealed

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    Once unlocked, the Allied Races will be available account-wide, but they have to be rolled on a server with an existing Level 110 character. There will also be new game modes which involve exploring uncharted isles of Azeroth to collect resources against enemy players, and a 20-player, RTS-Warcraft-inspired cooperative mode that will have players battle for strategic locations against enemy forces.
  • Street Fighter's Ryu and Sakura are coming to Monster Hunter World

    Street Fighter's Ryu and Sakura are coming to Monster Hunter World

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    They're one-piece armor sets and cannot be mixed with other sets, but you can wear them regardless of gender. The quest, titled "Down the Dark, Muddy Path" has a reward called " SFV Tickets". Completing this will unlock Street Fighter V Tickets, which can then be exchanged for a Ryu armour set from the Smithy. However, both full armor sets can be equipped by both male and female hunters, and even change their voices to match the Street Fighters' .
  • United States may build 5G network to counter China spy threat

    United States may build 5G network to counter China spy threat

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    But a report published over the weekend by Axios indicates that the Trump administration is preparing a proposal that would nationalize the 5G network . China early this month warned that American protectionism was on the rise after congressional documents showed that Chinese tech giant Huawei's designs on the U.S.
  • Apple's HomePod Will Ship With A 2 Meter, User Replaceable Power Cable

    Apple's HomePod Will Ship With A 2 Meter, User Replaceable Power Cable

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    HomePod when integrated with HomeKit enabled devices can also be used to turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, unlock doors or raise window shades. Only slightly more expensive than one Apple HomePod . While neither are particularly eye-catching, they're also pretty unobtrusive on the whole. The Amazon Echo and the Google Home sound good, but the HomePod elevates sound to another level.
  • Look what's back: WWE head Vince McMahon resurrects XFL

    Look what's back: WWE head Vince McMahon resurrects XFL

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    He also didn't specify which markets will be looked at for XFL teams, saying "every city is on our radar". McMahon promised not to repeat the same mistakes he made in the early 2000s, vowing to ensure the league brings a high level of play to the field.
  • Audiobooks Are Now Available on the Google Play Store

    Audiobooks Are Now Available on the Google Play Store

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    Under its plans, Google will let you pause, rewind and play audiobooks from your Android device and Google Home speaker , using the "OK, Google", command. The Google LLC is American multinational technology company brings new technology audiobooks on the Google Play Store , fill. Similar to the Books, one can buy a single audiobook on the Play Store at an affordable price.
  • Apple releases new updates, iOS 11.2.5 and other updates

    Apple releases new updates, iOS 11.2.5 and other updates

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    On January 23, 2018, Apple released a third set of updates for macOS that backported previous Meltdown patches to older versions of the macOS operating system. Updating your Mac device to the latest macOS, OS X version is simple. To protect against those attacks, Mac users running OS X El Capitan should look for version 10.11.6 in the updates section of the App Store app on their computers.
  • Trump slaps tariffs on solar panels, washing machines

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    On top of that, MIDF highlighted that inward flows from the United States fell for the first three consecutive quarters of 2017 in tandem with Trump's protectionist moves. Second, the decision is less severe than what was recommended to President Trump. "My administration is committed to defending American companies, and they've been very badly hurt from harmful import surges that threaten the livelihood of their workers", Trump said as he signed the tariff.
  • Intel: Don't Deploy Our Faulty Spectre Patches

    Intel: Don't Deploy Our Faulty Spectre Patches

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    It seems Intel is asking many clients to rip that band aid off as the supposed cure is now causing more widespread harm than the vulnerabilities it is to protect against. At the issue's outbreak, Intel advised hardware partners to stop issuing updates for unpatched devices, but not to recall the updates they had already issued.
  • Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube

    Google to Tighten the Standard for Showing Ads on YouTube

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    YouTube blogger Kat Blaque expressed dismay at the new rules, saying the lack of controls on profitable personalities ultimately led the company to impose measures that punish those who post inoffensive content. A new three-tiered system will be put in place to allow brands to provide feedback on the placement of their ads. YouTube is confident that the changes will enable the platform to identify creators that offer positive content to the community and reward them, while keeping the ad ...
  • Canadian man pranks police by creating life-size auto out of snow

    Canadian man pranks police by creating life-size auto out of snow

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    The "car", made famous by the " Back to the Future " movie franchise, drew the attention of one police officer who was so fooled by Laprise's snow work he called for a second patrol vehicle to check out the DeLorean. The snow auto looked real enough that when police came around to look for cars parked on that side of the road during a snow plowing hours, they wrote a ticket and left it on a windshield made of snow.
  • Apple's New IPhone Update Will Sort Out Your Battery Woes

    Apple's New IPhone Update Will Sort Out Your Battery Woes

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    Some tech analysts and users alleged Apple was slowing down phones as a way to encourage people to buy new phones. "But maybe we should have been clearer as well", he said. One of the new features is the ability to ask Siri to play you the latest news. "We apologize", Apple said in a statement on December 28. "We don't recommend it", said Cook, stressing that the company took the actions it did in order to help users prolong the battery so that their iPhone would be available when they ...