• Apple Plans on Releasing Upgraded Airpods in 2018

    Apple Plans on Releasing Upgraded Airpods in 2018

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    Move over, Beats. A new branded headset could be on the horizon, and it would have the backing of a huge player in the space that could give it a popularity boost in the very places your headsets are sold. Apple also announced a wireless charging case for its current-gen AirPods at its most recent iPhone event in September, but the accessory has yet to arrive.
  • Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Demo Download Available On Steam Now

    Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition Demo Download Available On Steam Now

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    If you've been waiting for the PC release of Final Fantasy XV , and want to check if your rig can handle the admittedly beefy title, you'll be excited to learn that the Steam demo for the game is now live . There you will also find the necessary configuration to enjoy the RPG in 4K textures. On the other hand, Square Enix is planning new content that will last until 2019.
  • Police chase shuts down US-101 North

    Police chase shuts down US-101 North

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    That's what happened Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The incident began when a check of a vehicle in Oxnard came back with information that the auto belonged to a rape suspect, CHP officials said. A suspect was found dead in a vehicle after a pursuit ended in Ventura on February 21, 2018. The vehicle drove onto the right shoulder of USA 101, drifted across all northbound lanes and then came to a stop after crashing into the center median, CHP Officer Kevin ...
  • Airbnb Plus Will Make Sure Your Rental Isn't a Dump

    Airbnb Plus Will Make Sure Your Rental Isn't a Dump

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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.
  • Ferrari Officially Unveiled 2018 488 Pista

    Ferrari Officially Unveiled 2018 488 Pista

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    Ferrari has been as creative as usual with its names - with Pista simply translating as " track ". Indeed, the 488 Pista apparently increases overall downforce by a whopping 20-percent. It therefore comes as little surprise then that there is now a track-focused version of the 488 GTB - the Pista . The underside of the 488 Pista features redesigned vortex generators, and there's even an F1-inspired S-duct - created to tidy up airflow over the top surface of the auto - at the front.
  • McDonald's taking cheeseburgers off US Happy Meal menus

    McDonald's taking cheeseburgers off US Happy Meal menus

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    The changes represent progress as far as being able "to impact kids' calories, saturated fat, sodium and added sugar... and to promote more water", said Dr. San Francisco introduced a law in 2010 that required fast food restaurants to have meals at 600 calories or less and 640 milligrams of sodium or less before it could offer a promotional toy.
  • Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for Android devices

    Microsoft releases Photos Companion app for Android devices

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    On Thursday, Microsoft released the Photos Companion app, which works with Microsoft Photos in Windows 10 to allow the transfer of photos and videos from a phone to a PC over Wi-Fi using a scanned code. And, of course, it only works on Windows 10 and only if the two communicating devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. other than that, however, there is little else that needs to be done to get your photos off your phone and into your computer.
  • South Korea: ex-leader's adviser to serve jail term over corruption

    South Korea: ex-leader's adviser to serve jail term over corruption

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    Choi was found guilty of abusing her influence on the ex-president and colluding with Park to extort billions from conglomerates including Samsung and Lotte for private profit. He was arrested in court, having been out on bail during the trial - but smiled calmly after he was sentenced, while his legal team looked grim. She was convicted of bribing South Korean conglomerates including Samsung, in a scandal that triggered chaos among the country's political and business elite.
  • Apple HomePod falls short of Google Home Max, Sonos One

    Apple HomePod falls short of Google Home Max, Sonos One

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    However, the Apple HomePod is definitely still in the running - especially if you're heavily invested in the Apple Ecosystem. Like Amazon's Alexa does, Siri will field all your HomePod-directed requests. Yes, it took an actual hacksaw for the iFixit team to get into Apple's HomePod smart speaker . He also pointed out that the HomePod only works with other Apple products.
  • 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.