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Buses carrying Apple and Google employees attacked

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees attacked

A source tells us that due to the nature of how the windows were impacted, some suspect the weapon being used could be a BB or pellet gun. There's a chance, though, that the buses were shot . Apple is rerouting its shuttles to Highway 101 as a safety precaution, he said. Why are the buses being attacked? "[We're] taking the precaution of re-routing shuttles as we hear of any incidents", Google wrote an in an internal email, according to Mashable . Read More

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WhatsApp launches WhatsApp Business for effective communication with customers

WhatsApp launches WhatsApp Business for effective communication with customers

We know that WhatsApp's been planning a version of the app for businesses for some time, and we've all waited very patiently. The app is same as WhatsApp App but with a handful of specific features for business . The message can even contain instructions or answers to frequently asked questions. WhatsApp has taken into account that businesses' phone numbers typically correspond to a landline, not a cell phone. Read More

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Canadian police attempt to ticket auto made of snow

Canadian police attempt to ticket auto made of snow

A resident of the borough Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Laprise spent his Sunday afternoon molding the recently fallen snow into a DeLorean DMC-12, as made famous by the movie Back to the Future . After finishing, the police drove by to check the snow removal zones around 1 Monday morning when they came across the snowy vehicle. COPS were left baffled by this "car" parked up in Montreal - and even issued it a ticket. Read More

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Indo-Israeli $500 Million Spike Anti-tank Guided Missile Deal Back on Table

Indo-Israeli $500 Million Spike Anti-tank Guided Missile Deal Back on Table

Among those present at the event were Ajay Piramal, Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Harsh Goenka, Anand Mahindra, Dilip Shanghvi, Ashok Hinduja, Atul Punj and Chanda Kochhar. "A new chapter of friendship and relationship started when Modi visited Israel in 2017", Fadnavis said. ALSO READ: Once at the Ashram, the prime minister was in the role of a guide, showing the visiting couple around the place where they tried their hands at Gandhi's spinning wheel, wearing garlands of handspun cotton yarn. Read More

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo Switch

Tropical Freeze , the side-scrolling platformer developed by Retro Studios , originally arrived on Wii U back in 2014. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. This new mode will make the game much more accessible to a younger audience. If Tropical Freeze gave you trouble on Wii U, then, it might be worth revisiting on Switch and playing as Funky Kong. Read More

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BlackBerry promises

BlackBerry promises "at least" two new smartphones in 2018

In addition, TCL introduced a new version of the highly-acclaimed BlackBerry KEYone smartphone , the so-called Bronze Edition . The first new product TCL is planning on introducing is the GSM unlocked, BlackBerry Motion , set to come to U.S markets beginning January 12 - the device will be available online at Amazon and BestBuy.com, retailing for $449.99 Dollars. Read More

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Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer says these new Chromebooks are ideal for everyday use with their super portable design and up to 10-hours of battery life . But USB-C has remained rare in entry-level machines like the Chromebook 11. Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions. This one comes in at 18.5mm thin, and has a FHD screen (the Chromebook 11 is HD). Read More

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WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from 2018

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from 2018

This means that users with smartphones running on OSes named by WhatsApp should consider upgrading to new phones to access the instant messaging app properly. Earlier this month, BlackBerry shared that BB10 will be supported for "at least two" more years. WhatsApp previous year announced it would stop running on a variety of models, including iPhones, Android phones and Windows phones. Read More

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Nintendo delays 64GB cartridges for third-parties until 2019

Nintendo delays 64GB cartridges for third-parties until 2019

The delay comes after it was announced that 10 million units of Nintendo Switch have been moved. And once the Switch's included memory is full, you have to upgrade to expensive external microSD memory. Nintendo apparently intentionally sought game cards instead of discs for the Switch as part of its effort to make the system more portable, which is one of its defining attributes. Read More

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Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

Amazon acquires Blink, a startup focused on wireless security cameras and doorbells

It was through e-mail that was sent to customers, where Blink announced that this company has been purchased by Amazon. As of writing, Amazon hasn't issued a press release on the matter. Delivery workers receive a one-time use code to unlock the door, then simply place the package inside and leave. "If you own one of our systems, nothing changes for now", the statement read. Read More

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Rahul chairs first CWC meeting as party chief

Rahul chairs first CWC meeting as party chief

While addressing the media after the meet, Rahul said it was disappointing that the party lost in Gujarat but he was pleased to see that the Congress fought hatred and anger with respect, love and courage. "I came to know there (in Gujarat) that people actually do not accept Modiji's model". Sources also stated that the Prime Minister asserted his electoral track record, saying that under the reign of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Congress had been in power in 18 states, ... Read More

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) Price Details Now Public

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) Price Details Now Public

Just recently, however, Samsung launched the new Galaxy A8 phones in Vietnam; we now know how much these phones may retail in Malaysia. The 3GB RAM model of Galaxy J7 Nxt is priced at Rs. On the software front, the phone would probably run the old Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. In terms of the imaging capabilities, the new Galaxy J7 Nxt will sport the same 13MP rear shooter with an aperture of f/1.9 and an LED flash. Read More

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Apple admits to slowing down old iPhones

In a statement, the tech company said lithium-ion batteries become less capable of providing peak current demands in cold conditions when they have a low charge, or as they age over time . Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature. But the use of a relatively new phone model from a prominent supplier like Apple provides additional evidence of heightened competition among the wireless carriers, which have ... Read More

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Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology | Facebook Newsroom

Managing Your Identity on Facebook with Face Recognition Technology | Facebook Newsroom

If you're in someone's profile photo which is always public, you'll always be notified. A user must be part of the permitted audience for the page posting the photo in order to receive the notification. You won't be granted the same level of control over this feature as you get with Facebook's labyrinthine privacy settings, though, as the option merely comes with a "simple on/off switch" that will shut down the whole feature. Read More

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Government Requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide

Government Requests for Facebook user data continue to increase worldwide

For the second half of 2016, content was restricted only around 7000 times, suggesting a fourfold increase in the takedown requests, notes The Verge. When it came to content restrictions, these requests were made to Facebook from law enforcement agencies and the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Read More

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John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul

John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul

In a statement, the 81-year-old lawmaker said he would undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy there after being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center , near Washington. "He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about that", Trump said. "But he will come back if we need his vote". McCain's daughter, Meghan tweeted he was doing well and the family will spend Christmas together in Arizona. Read More

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IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

IOS 11.2.1 rolls out with HomeKit fix

Last week the HomeKit app on the iOS devices was affected by a bug, which was responsible for giving unauthorised access to others, due to which users were exposed to unsafe circumstances. The new update is roughly 60MB to 70MB in size and also fixes an autofocus issue that some iPhone and iPad users reportedly faced after updating to iOS 11.2. Read More

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Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

Google Assistant for Android 5.0 Lollipop Smartphones and Android Tablets Coming Soon

In addition, the AI will hit smartphones running Android 5.0 Lollipop as well. Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on only 0.3% Android phones, while iOS 11, which was launched in September is present in over 50% of iOS devices. Now, the search giant is tapping on Android tablet users and those handsets that are running older versions of the OS. So make sure all your Google apps are updates and let us know once you receive the Google Assistant on your Lollipop smartphone. Read More

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Google's "AR Stickers" app is now available for Pixel phones

They're introducing Augmented Reality Stickers for these phones Made by Google so you can add these virtual characters and emojis to your photos and videos as you send them to your loved ones. To explore this, open up the camera app, switch to AR Stickers mode, choose a sticker pack, and drop them into the scene. The Android 8.1 Oreo update has added two new apps to your Pixel smartphone- AR Stickers and AR Core . Read More

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Apple has acquired Shazam

Apple has acquired Shazam

In a statement to 9to5Mac on Monday, Apple said, "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple ". Shazam , one of the first apps to be popular globally, has been downloaded over 1 billion times and is used 20 million times a day around the world. Read More

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Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase

Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase

The Google Home Max comes with a standard aux jack along with Bluetooth and Cast built-in, just like the Google Home . Download either the iOS or Android Google Home app onto your smartphone and accept the terms of service . The top of the Google Home Max is a touch surface where you can control music volume and play or pause the music . It costs $399, but you can get a free 12-month YouTube Music subscription if you have not used YouTube Red or Music in the past. Read More

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Soulcalibur 6 announced, coming in 2018

Soulcalibur 6 announced, coming in 2018

This is one game we can't wait to get our hands on. Not a lot to glean fighting system wise, beyond it being the 3D, weapons-based beat-em-up we've known for years. Meanwhile, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus scored the Best Action Game award, but we still didn't have a victor for Game of the Year by the time Soulcalibur VI made its teasing debut. Read More

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