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One dead in blast targeting security convoy in Egypt's Alexandria One dead in blast targeting security convoy in Egypt's Alexandria
- March 25, 2018

The bomb, which was planted under a vehicle, went off when the auto of Alexandria's security commander passed by, the ministry said. The body of the policeman and the four wounded, whose identity was not disclosed, were transported to a military hospital in the city, said spokesman of the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed in a statement. (more...)
Trump pauses looming metal tariffs for close United States allies
- March 25, 2018

The Treasury Department will also propose additional measures. After Trump's announcement, China's Commerce Ministry said it was proposing tariffs on 128 United States products including pork, wine and seamless steel tubes. Saying it would be the "first of many " trade actions, Trump said the measure was aimed at punishing Beijing over the alleged theft of United States technology and Chinese pressure on American companies to hand it over. (more...)
Google to spend $300m in bid to soothe relations with news publishers Google to spend $300m in bid to soothe relations with news publishers
- March 21, 2018

We invested a lot time and energy in these collaborations. Allegre said early results from the Shopping Actions program showed the average size of retailers' online shopping baskets has increased by 30 percent, a sign that consumers want the convenience of shopping directly from their Google searches . (more...)
Fortnite Already Made Millions of Dollars on the iOS Marketplace Fortnite Already Made Millions of Dollars on the iOS Marketplace
- March 21, 2018

God of War is an action-adventure video game series loosely based on Greek mythology, originally created by David Jaffe at Sony's Santa Monica Studio. The countdown to shrink time begins as soon as the match starts. That would certainly be helpful in bridging the gap between the mobile version and the console ones as cross-play between them is available. (more...)
Audi to rival Tesla with upcoming electric four-door e-tron GT Audi to rival Tesla with upcoming electric four-door e-tron GT
- March 17, 2018

Audi Sport will be jumping into the mix as well, with its own performance-oriented EV in the coming years - the Audi e-tron GT. Audi will stage the world premiere of the battery-electric vehicle this summer in Brussels. "We interpret sportiness very progressively with our fully electric e-tron GT , and this is how we will take our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the future", said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi. (more...)
2 militants killed in Khunmoh gunfight 2 militants killed in Khunmoh gunfight
- March 17, 2018

The PSO identified as Bilal Ahmad suffered injuries in the incident. Soon after the attack, the security forces including the J&K police's counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG), the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) laid siege to the area to take on the assailants. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available from T The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available from T
- March 17, 2018

The tenth generation of Galaxy S series will produce ground-breaking features and reports of Samsung linking up with Mantis Vision which is an Israeli camera expert and Namuga which is a Japanese module manufacturer are coming through. Also available is another exclusive Jio offer on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus where users with Jio connection get a 1 terabyte of high speed 4G data along with unlimited voice and SMS for a whole year at Rs 4,999. (more...)
Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
- March 14, 2018

Developers who are interested in attending must first register for the event - that process is open until Thursday, March 22, at 10am PT. By and large though, the move was well-received by developers and easier for Apple engineers due to the venue's proximity to Cupertino, so it's not surprising to see WWDC return to San Jose for 2018. (more...)
Tesla has raised its Supercharger rates across the US Tesla has raised its Supercharger rates across the US
- March 13, 2018

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . Tesla , Inc , formerly Tesla Motors, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products. (more...)
Why your digital home assistant, Alexa, is laughing at you Why your digital home assistant, Alexa, is laughing at you
- March 11, 2018

With follow-up mode, users can give Alexa commands or requests back to back, without having to say " Alexa " for each one. If you don't, she'll just go back to sleep automatically without saying anything else. Go to settings, find the device you want to activate it on then toggle the slider for follow-up mode. Not anymore. Follow-Up Mode changes all that. (more...)
Gabe Newell Says Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"
- March 10, 2018

Valve, which has focused on its existing games and Steam's software and VR and controller hardware, has not released a new standalone game since Dota 2 back in 2013. It's important to note that Newell said games , so that should mean Valve will be shipping something after Artifact . "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things". (more...)
How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart
- March 10, 2018

If your app is up-to-date, you'll see a yellow question mark box at the bottom of your screen when you look up directions. Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter . As you can see above, Mario will be in his famous go-kart. "He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house". (more...)
"Star Wars" Legend Mark Hamill Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
- March 10, 2018

The Luke Skywalker actor instantly responded in encouragement with a gif of himself brushing off his shoulder in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi . The " Star Wars " icon received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star Thursday, making him the 2,630th celebrity memorialized. (more...)
Cheaper Amazon Prime for Medicaid Recipients Cheaper Amazon Prime for Medicaid Recipients
- March 08, 2018

Amazon Prime memberships are now available at the special price of $5.99 per month for tens of millions of American consumers. According to government data , some 68 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid, the federal-state-funded health insurance program for needy and low-income people. (more...)
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season Two; Netflix Series Returns in June Marvel's Luke Cage: Season Two; Netflix Series Returns in June
- March 07, 2018

But because watching Cage pick daisies and sip lattes would make for bad television, of course a "formidable" new foe arises and forces the hero to see exactly how far he's willing to go to do the right thing. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on almost any internet-connected screen. Over the past few months, Netflix and Marvel have been releasing exciting teases for the new chapter in Luke Cage's life. (more...)
Ubisoft Announces Full DLC Plans for Far Cry 5 Ubisoft Announces Full DLC Plans for Far Cry 5
- March 07, 2018

In the above video, Aaron Sampson, Jean-Luc Seipke, Mike Mahardy, and Alessandro Fillari had a chat about how Far Cry 5 handles its topics and the current timing of its release, while also reveling in the sort of open-world hijinks that players would expect from the series. (more...)
Qualcomm AGM delayed as United States investigates security concerns at Broadcom Qualcomm AGM delayed as United States investigates security concerns at Broadcom
- March 06, 2018

In a statement issued today, Broadcom described the CFIUS development as "engagement theater" aimed at deferring the will of the Qualcomm stockholders. Broadcom called the move "a blatant, desperate act", saying that it expected to complete redomiciling by May 6 and claiming that it would not be under CFIUS jurisdiction. (more...)
Facebook ends 'Orwellian' news feed experiment Facebook ends 'Orwellian' news feed experiment
- March 03, 2018

READ NEXT : Equifax admits data breach impacted 2.4m more people "To understand if people might like two separate feeds, we started a test in October 2017 in six countries". Today, we're ending one of those tests: "the Explore Feed ", the company has said it its blog post. Explore is an exception though, with Facebook now announcing that it will be restoring the old behaviour for people who currently have access. (more...)
YouTube sued for limiting white, Asian male hires for diversity purposes YouTube sued for limiting white, Asian male hires for diversity purposes
- March 03, 2018

What's more, Wilberg pointed to an email from YouTube staffing manager Allison Alogna which read: "Hi Team: Please continue with L3 candidates in process and only accept new L3 candidates that are from historically underrepresented groups". (more...)
ASUS Zenfone 5, 5Z: iPhone X's deadly challenger
- March 02, 2018

On stage, Asus addressed the notch on the 6.2-inch Zenfone 5 , saying it has advantages over Apple's iPhone X , but did not explicitly the company's name on stage. The Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite , both announced at Mobile World Congress , are here to prove that point. Let's take a look at the specifications of all the three smartphones and the price and availability . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H
- February 20, 2018

We'll have to wait and see how Samsung hopes to differentiate the service from the competition, seeing as how there are already established services that let people do all of those things. Samsung's Galaxy S9 is going to be a top-tier phone, which means it generally features a slick design and bleeding-edge features. That sounds about right to us, although we have started seeing offers on that handset fall to under £820 since its release last autumn. (more...)
Microsoft lets iOS App transfer photos to PC Microsoft lets iOS App transfer photos to PC
- February 17, 2018

It essentially works as a bridge between a Windows 10 PC and mobile devices. Another drawback is that the app works oneway, i.e., you can only transfer photos from Android and iOS to Windows 10, vice-versa isn't possible. If primary functionality in your app requires authentication by using an app-specific account, you must publish the app from a company account type. (more...)
Apple Admits HomePods are Leaving White Stains on Wooden Tables Apple Admits HomePods are Leaving White Stains on Wooden Tables
- February 16, 2018

In other words if something goes wrong after your warranty, just buy a new on because a repair and time wasted isn't worth a fix. If not, the company recommends "wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks". (more...)
New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs
- February 15, 2018

Alex Hales got England's run chase off to a fast start with 47 from 24 balls before Dawid Malan gave England hope for victory as he scored 59 from 40 deliveries. Debutants Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert were picked to add batting punch and they did late with two sixes apiece, after Williamson and Martin Guptill (65 off 40) rolled them out a red carpet. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Will Include Microtransactions but No Loot Boxes Sea of Thieves Will Include Microtransactions but No Loot Boxes
- February 15, 2018

He added that Sea of Thieves will "never" have any form of gambling, stating that pay-to-win shenanigans are "out of the question.' Chapman also teased that Rare will do something "new" and 'interesting" in regards to microtransactions, although didn't reveal any additional details. (more...)
HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses
- February 14, 2018

Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan , ' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement. Over the past couple of years, he's been at the helm of HTC's switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants. (more...)
Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps
- February 14, 2018

The new feature can reply to the questions such as 'When will be home?' or 'Are you at the restaurant?' the project is yet in the very beginning of its development, while Google is not expected to make the feature widely available to the outside testers than its Area 120 . (more...)
Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what? Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what?
- February 11, 2018

Rusty Carter, VP of Product at Arxan Technologies commented below. Motherboard looked more into how the iOS source code was leaked . It could also open up opportunities for savvy consumers to "jailbreak" their iPhones, or free their device from constraints imposed by Apple. (more...)
PS4 Pro receives Supersampling in latest firmware update 5.50 beta PS4 Pro receives Supersampling in latest firmware update 5.50 beta
- February 09, 2018

To do this, you just go to Settings and select Family Management on your PS4. Play Time Management will alert the user when their time is running low, so they aren't kicked in the middle of a game without time to save. You now have the option to batch delete notifications. Firmware v5.50 introduces several changes to the user interface and makes the PS4 Pro updates to some games useful for those who don't own a 4K resolution display. (more...)
OnePlus 5T in Lava Red arrives just in time for Valentine's Day OnePlus 5T in Lava Red arrives just in time for Valentine's Day
- February 06, 2018

Unfortunately, there is a limited number of Lava Red units available, so you have to grab it while supplies last. Twice anodized, and double sandblasted, the Lava Red color feels like a natural part of the metal and highlights rather than obscures the OnePlus 5T's design ID. (more...)
A Wintry chill with more February Snow and Ice A Wintry chill with more February Snow and Ice
- February 06, 2018

A warning for all of Ireland says that snow showers are likely to give accumulations of less than 3cm on Tuesday. The airline said, "Due to forecast snow and ice across many parts of the United Kingdom today , we have proactively made some adjustments to our short-haul schedules". (more...)
Apple Investigates Complaints That Some iPhone X Users Can't Accept Calls Apple Investigates Complaints That Some iPhone X Users Can't Accept Calls
- February 06, 2018

Interestingly, there have been scattered reports of non-iPhone X devices experiencing the same issue for months now. The premium iPhone X will be now sold at an even higher sum, Rs 95,390 (previously Rs 92,430) for the 64GB variant and Rs 1,08,930 (previously 1,05,720) for the 256GB version. (more...)
Monster Hunter World Update Fixes Matchmaking on Xbox One Monster Hunter World Update Fixes Matchmaking on Xbox One
- February 05, 2018

Players will now get points and complete bounties properly, and will also now be able to use the Hunting Horn without trouble. Capcom's first full-fledged Monster Hunter on the latest generation of consoles (with PC to follow later this year) is among one of the strongest sequels to any RPG I've ever played. (more...)
US Huawei Mate 9 is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update US Huawei Mate 9 is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
- February 03, 2018

Android 8.0 Oreo is undoubtedly the most advanced Android update till date and for that very same reason, people around the world have been waiting for this update on their respective Android smartphones. Just like the Android 8.0 beta , you'll need to have the Android SDK set up on your computer to sideload the OTA file. 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 ... (more...)
Asus Zenfone 5 Series will be on 27 Feb at MWC 2018 Asus Zenfone 5 Series will be on 27 Feb at MWC 2018
- February 03, 2018

The company has scheduled a press event on February 27 and the poster for the event clearly hints that it's going to be the Zenfone 5 series that gets unveiled at this event. We have already seen the alleged ZenFone 5 Max and ZenFone 5 Lite appearing in a few leaks. Last week, a suspicious Asus smartphone with model number ASUS_X00QD a certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. (more...)
Play as Ryu and Sakura in Monster Hunter
- February 01, 2018

For more Monster Hunter World tips, news and features stay with us here at Heavy . Getting started in Monster Hunter World is nearly as terrifying as facing your first Great Jagras. However, it is still a good indication of the performance of Monster Hunter: World out of the gates, which right now looks very strong. Capcom has teamed up with Jon Downes, director of The Centre for Fortean Zoology , the world's largest "cryptozoological research organisation". (more...)
Battle for Azeroth Expansion To Release This Summer Battle for Azeroth Expansion To Release This Summer
- February 01, 2018

Pre-orders for the game are already live, and the stampede to get them has caused trouble with Blizzard's purchasing servers across multiple games, as I discovered last night while playing Hearthstone . And even if you're not a huge Warcraft player, the trailer for Battle for Azeroth is a work of art in itself, so be sure to give it a watch below. Hearthstone: You'll get a dual-toned Azeroth is Burning card back. (more...)
Street Fighter's Ryu And Sakura Will Be Joining Monster Hunter Street Fighter's Ryu And Sakura Will Be Joining Monster Hunter
- January 30, 2018

They're one-piece armor sets and cannot be mixed with other sets, but you can wear them regardless of gender. However, both full armor sets can be equipped by both male and female hunters, and even change their voices to match the Street Fighters' . (more...)
Trump team considers a government-run 5G network Trump team considers a government-run 5G network
- January 30, 2018

The National Security Council (NSC) document also makes a debatable link between the necessity for a 5G network and the state of artificial intelligence in the U.S. The document compares the push to President Dwight Eisenhower's interstate highway system, including using national security concerns to overrule state and local decisions on where to place network infrastructure. (more...)
You can now pre-order Apple's HomePod smart speaker You can now pre-order Apple's HomePod smart speaker
- January 27, 2018

It boasts a large woofer for bass, a custom array of seven beam-forming tweeters for high-frequency acoustics, and six microphones (meaning it can pick up a softly spoken "Hey Siri " from across the room, even when loud music is playing). If you're interested in Apple's HomePod smart speaker , you can now preorder it through the Apple Store app. Like the Sonos One , Google Home , and Amazon Echo , the HomePod will also connect to a voice assistant, in this case Siri, to answer ... (more...)
WWE's Vince McMahon announces return of XFL WWE's Vince McMahon announces return of XFL
- January 26, 2018

Describing the revival as "professional football, re-imagined", he stated that the league will return to our screens in late January/early February 2020, with 8 teams playing 10 regular season games, followed by a two-week post-season period. (more...)
Acer Is Launching Chromebooks and Chromebox Designed for Business and Classroom Acer Is Launching Chromebooks and Chromebox Designed for Business and Classroom
- January 25, 2018

James Lin, general manager of commercial and detachable notebooks at Acer , said in the press release that the device could enable schools and educators to reach new environments for learning. Acer unveiled the two laptops at the UK's Bett IT in education conference this week in London, where Microsoft also showed off new Windows 10 laptops from Lenovo and JP at prices ranging from $189 to $300. (more...)
Google Home can now read audiobooks to you Google Home can now read audiobooks to you
- January 25, 2018

While Amazon dominates the USA audiobooks market, Google's major advantage is that its service is available in 45 countries, according to James McQuivey, VP at research firm Forrester. If you're one to leave your phone at home, using Bluetooth headphones with your smartwatch, you'll now be able to do that with audiobooks instead of just music. (more...)
Apple releases Meltdown patch for macOS El Capitan and High Sierra Apple releases Meltdown patch for macOS El Capitan and High Sierra
- January 25, 2018

You can find out more details on what is included in the latest version of Apple's macOS at the link below. 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. (more...)
Trump signs safeguard measures against imported washers, solar cells
- January 25, 2018

Trump has talked about taking action ever since he assumed office and in his inauguration speech a year ago, he promised to protect United States borders from other countries "making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs". (more...)
Intel: Don't Deploy Our Faulty Spectre Patches Intel: Don't Deploy Our Faulty Spectre Patches
- January 23, 2018

PC users have been complaining that Intel's rushed Spectre and Meltdown patches were causing spontaneous reboots, and now Intel has admitted as much, and now officially recommends users avoid their software. Both updates typically are needed, particularly to ward off Spectre-type attacks, Microsoft explained earlier this month. New advice released today tells users who have CPUs on devices from the Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, Skylake, Broadwell, Haswell, Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge ... (more...)
Man builds an entire auto out of snow, police leave 'fine' Man builds an entire auto out of snow, police leave 'fine'
- January 20, 2018

He took some snow and built a snow auto. The artist and machinist intended the vehicle to be a prank for the snow removal crews but it ended up catching the attention of police. Police discovered the " Back to the Future " auto in the middle of the street. The police apparently enjoyed the prank, writing in a ticket to Laprise in French that read, 'You made our evening'. (more...)
Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon
- January 20, 2018

CEO Tim Cook has now addressed the subject in an interview with ABC News , denying that the feature was completely hidden but admitting it could have done more to inform users about what was going on. Soon, however, the so-called feature will become an option you can toggle off. The company has also temporarily reduced the price of replacement batteries for the iPhone 6 and later to $29, starting in late January. (more...)
Here's How A Stronger Performance In North America Can Impact Ford Motors Here's How A Stronger Performance In North America Can Impact Ford Motors
- January 19, 2018

In North America, Ford is moving away from less profitable lines of passenger cars and doubling down on popular trucks, vans and SUVs, said James D. Ford is increasing its electric vehicle efforts to help mitigate climate change. "We're starting to telegraph where we're going to play in the electrified business around the world", he said. (more...)
A newly discovered bug can affect iPhone A newly discovered bug can affect iPhone
- January 19, 2018

The specially-engineered link is created to exploit a relatively new feature within the Messages app; the ability to preview web URLs within the chat. Finding working copies of the bug isn't easy, thankfully as the link, as well as other mirrors of it, have been taken down from GitHub. Earlier this week, a new bug affecting iPhones has been discovered. (more...)