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Apple MacBook Pro will get 32GB RAM, 7th-gen i7
- January 18, 2017

In terms of hardware performance enhancements, Intel recently unveiled its latest Kaby Lake processor during early January and Kuo believes that these processors will be added to the 32GB of RAM MacBook Pro model. According to the report in AppleInsider , Apple's 2017 laptop line will focus on internal component updates, notably platform-wide adoption of Intel's Kaby Lake architecture. (more...)
Michael Lynton Leaves Sony Entertainment to Serve as Snapchat Chairman Michael Lynton Leaves Sony Entertainment to Serve as Snapchat Chairman
- January 15, 2017

Lynton has been with Sony for 13 years, beginning as chairman/CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and expanding in 2012 to CEO of Sony Entertainment. Lynton relationship with the social media app has been no secret, as among the CEO's leaked emails were messages to Snapchat executives and investors, as well as details on him being an investor and board member since the company's early days. (more...)
Nintendo Switch price set for ¥25000, says Nikkei report Nintendo Switch price set for ¥25000, says Nikkei report
- January 12, 2017

In the console trailer we saw pictures of the game, but it seemed the same version of Nintendo Wii U, except for some more details. For anyone wishing to tune into the special Nintendo Switch presentation in the United Kingdom, you're going to have to stay up really late (or get up very early). (more...)
Microsoft Deletes Mentions of Scalebound From Its Websites Microsoft Deletes Mentions of Scalebound From Its Websites
- January 12, 2017

Scalebound was initially supposed to come out before the end of 2016 but was pushed back to 2017. Hitherto, developer Platinum Games and Microsoft have parted ways . While Scalebound was being developed by Hideki Kamiyama's team, the competing PS4 project falls under the stewardship of director Taro Yoko with support from publisher Square Enix. (more...)
Mercedes leads luxury auto segment, BMW recovers Mercedes leads luxury auto segment, BMW recovers
- January 12, 2017

For the Pune-based Mercedes-Benz India, this is the second consecutive year of selling over 13,000 units in annual sales and the company sounded optimistic about 2017, given the strong momentum in December and January. "Despite a challenging business environment, we managed to increase sales and market share". Folger said that in 2016, the momentum of the brand was buoyed by its product strategy with all-round contribution from all the segments. (more...)
Ford Bronco SUV to be based on Ranger ute
- January 12, 2017

The Everest is a five-door SUV based on the current Ranger platform that is now available in markets exclusively outside of the U.S. It was designed in Australia, built in Thailand, and uses a range of Duratorq diesel engines. Ford has yet to disclose a more accurate release date for the Ranger and the Bronco beyond the respective 2019 and 2020 deadlines. "This is new territory for most of us". (more...)
Elite: Dangerous players find aliens for the first time Elite: Dangerous players find aliens for the first time
- January 07, 2017

The tweet was accompanied by a video showing the first contact with the Thargoids. Xbox One player DP Sayre was the one who made first contact, and he posted a video of the encounter . It's not clear whether the aliens have been awaiting discovery all this time or were patched into Elite: Dangerous recently, nor how extensive the feature is - will we see more from the elusive Thargoids? Available on PC and Xbox One, the space simulation has captured the imagination of thousands of ... (more...)
Spanish Authorities Arrest Two Moroccans For Smuggling Migrants In Suitcases Spanish Authorities Arrest Two Moroccans For Smuggling Migrants In Suitcases
- January 04, 2017

When police checked a vehicle on Tuesday one person was found hidden in the dashboard and another in the hollowed-out back seat. The migrants were caught after over 1,000 African migrants tried to enter Spain through Cueta's border fence. (more...)
Apple Will Cut iPhone Production By 10% In Q1, On Weak Demand Apple Will Cut iPhone Production By 10% In Q1, On Weak Demand
- January 01, 2017

Numerous firm's loyal customers are believed to be swerving the modest update served up in September. For more information on what's possible in the next year for the iPhone, have a peek at the timeline below. This initiative is seen as an advantage to Apple because India is one of the fastest-growing smartphone markets at present, according to Fortune . (more...)
Apple Music App Hits The Top Ten Nielsen Charts Across all Smartphones Apple Music App Hits The Top Ten Nielsen Charts Across all Smartphones
- December 31, 2016

The top five - Facebook , Facebook Messenger, YouTube, Google Maps , and Google Search - all have over 100 million monthly unique users, with the Play store rapidly closing in on that number. In Q3 2016, 45 percent of US customers used iOS, compared to 53 percent who used Android. Trailing far behind, 2% of USA smartphone owners used a handset that operated on a Windows phone, followed by 1% on a BlackBerry. (more...)
South Korea fines Qualcomm $852.9 million for alleged antitrust violations South Korea fines Qualcomm $852.9 million for alleged antitrust violations
- December 30, 2016

In February past year, Qualcomm settled a 14-month probe in China by paying a $975 million fine. The penalty is the largest ever levied to an individual company in South Korea. The company will file for a stay of the order and appeal against the KFTC's decision in the Seoul High Court, only after the Commission issues the written order. (more...)
Samsung announces its second 4K Blu-ray player --- M9500
- December 30, 2016

Samsung too, has gone out and announced some of its products before the event, which include a new wireless speaker, a new robot vacuum, UHD Blu-ray player and a new soundbar. The soundbar also supports UHQ audio. The Samsung H7 wireless speaker comes sharing a very streamlined design, giving it a very retro look, while talking of music playback, the device comes with a speaker's wheel that lets you select playlists from streaming services. (more...)
Thousands turn up for Mexican teen's party after invite goes viral
- December 28, 2016

The teen's quinceanera invite was only supposed to be for a small private gathering, but the Facebook invitation that Rubi Ibarra Garcia's father sent out a few weeks prior to the party was accidentally set as public. According to the local authority, an investigation has been opened. Another man was taken to hospital with a broken leg after falling into the horses' path. (more...)
Google to come up with new smartwatches
- December 25, 2016

Chang said Google is still " quite optimistic " about smartwatches. The two watches released early next year will still be branded by the manufacturer (though they aren't now saying anything about who those manufacturers might be)... Chang said that the new watches are being manufactured by a company that has produced Android Wear devices in the past - meaning it could be one of the likes of Motorola, Sony or Huawei. (more...)
Odebrecht, Braskem to pay record $3.5B in global bribery case Odebrecht, Braskem to pay record $3.5B in global bribery case
- December 24, 2016

For the U.S. Justice Department the agreement is the result of a multinational effort to identify, investigate and prosecute one of the most widespread sophisticated corruption schemes ever seen. Odebrecht said it paid $439 million outside Brazil, with the largest bribe admissions overseas in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Panama. In related proceedings, Braskem also settled with the U.S. (more...)
Resident Evil 7 PC Demo Released
- December 22, 2016

Not only could Wesker prospectively be the final big bad of Resident Evil 7 , but also there could be an unlockable reward for beating him with the file titled "LastBossFinishGetGun" implying as much. "You must find a way out", an excerpt from the demo's description reads. Naturally, the following information might be a little on the spoiler-side so if you want to go into the game completely blind, best click off this news right now (here's an image to help blot your peripheral vision). (more...)
Instagram stories launches Snapchat-like stickers for emojis, seasons and locations
- December 21, 2016

You can also add location stickers for many things like the current time, location or weather, as mentioned earlier. As the title says, stickers are now available in Instagram Stories , and they can be added to both photos and videos. (more...)
Uber driver allegedly stabs passenger in Bloomfield Township for 'disrespecting' vehicle
- December 21, 2016

Jacob Matthew Allemon , 23, of Berkley, was arraigned Sunday on an assault charge. His bond was set at $250,000. The victim, a 49-year-old Beverly Hills man, sustained multiple stab wounds to his chest, back and face, the police department said in a news release. (more...)
Samsung announces latest Galaxy Game Pack for S7 and S7 Edge Samsung announces latest Galaxy Game Pack for S7 and S7 Edge
- December 20, 2016

Samsung, after facing severe criticism regarding the issue of overheating and explosion of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, had made a decision to investigate and find the main cause. The Galaxy J3 Emerge will have a 5-inch 720p display and inside it will have an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor , along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. (more...)
Nissan Stadium to host Gold Cup game
- December 20, 2016

For American fans, it will likely be a chance to see young talent trying to break into the USA squad now involved in a tough qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation. The United States, Mexico and Canada are automatic qualifiers through North America. Canada, Curacao , French Guiana , Jamaica , Martinique , Mexico and the USA are the countries that have qualified for the tournament so far. (more...)
California, Uber still negotiating self-driving car legality
- December 19, 2016

As in Pittsburgh, Uber's driverless cars still have a human on board should anything go wrong, and in a statement about the incidents, Uber said the issue was with the driver. In a blog post Wednesday, the leader of its self-driving efforts, Anthony Levandowski, warned that "complex rules and requirements could have the unintended outcome of slowing innovation" and named several places outside California he characterized as being "pro technology". (more...)
GM's Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Michigan's Roads, Immediately GM's Self-Driving Cars Are Coming to Michigan's Roads, Immediately
- December 18, 2016

GM CEO Mary Barra said that the Wolverine State offers a lot of variety in terms of real-world testing compared to its current trial cities. The automaker also said that starting early 2017, the next-gen self-driving testing cars will be manufactured at Orion Township assembly plant , where the Bolt EV is built. (more...)
The Use of Marijuana Decreases among Teens
- December 16, 2016

The survey indicates that marijuana and e-cigarettes are more popular than regular tobacco cigarettes. Rates of cigarette use among 10th and eighth graders were 17 percent and 10 percent, respectively, in 2016, down from a peak of 61 percent among 10th graders and 49 percent among eighth graders in 1996. (more...)
Snapchat Scissors Android tool will arrive in future update
- December 16, 2016

Recipients of direct messages had to be selected one by one. The new feature, announced Tuesday morning by Snapchat, introduces a new way to communicate with people on the app beyond one-on-one chats. The Paintbrush tool lets users draw on top of Snaps in Memories. But please: Don't be that person who sends a snap individually, then in a group, and then posts it on their Story. (more...)
Video Shows Pro Wrestler Thwarting Robbery Attempt at Coral Springs Gas Station
- December 15, 2016

Former WWE star Shad Gaspard took down a criminal wielding a BB gun at a gas station in Coral Springs , Florida, after the man showed Gaspard he was carrying a gun. He then brought Felix outside and "put him on the ground" and "put his hands behind his back, put my knee on his wrist, so he couldn't move them". "I just did what came natural". (more...)
Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.2 & 5 Reasons You Should Reasons Not to Install iOS 10.2 & 5 Reasons You Should
- December 13, 2016

Could it be true that the jailbreak tool giant have been paid by the Apple company so they will not release anything that will break the iOS 10 system? Apple fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from popping up, and there are new love and celebration full-screen effects, something introduced in the original roll out of iOS 10 . (more...)
Y'all ready for 'Bob Dylan Day'?
- December 12, 2016

On learning that he had been awarded the literature prize, Dylan said he thought of William Shakespeare. While some purists of literature balked at Dylan's selection, there is little doubt he is a poet whose tunes have spoken to the socially conscious for more than five decades. (more...)
Gupshup Partners with Google to Bring Actions to the Google Assistant
- December 11, 2016

Google announced Thursday that developers can start bringing their applications and services to the Google Assistant , beginning with conversation actions on Google Home. Instead, Google clearly envisions a future, albeit a long-term one, where the Assistant could act like a similarly to search engine and put you in contact with whatever you service you want. (more...)
EU launches legal action against Germany over VW emissions scandal EU launches legal action against Germany over VW emissions scandal
- December 11, 2016

Amid mounting frustration in Brussels over what it sees as governments colluding with the powerful auto industry, the European Commission is wielding the biggest stick it has - potentially ending in court - to try to force nations to clamp down on diesel cars spewing health-harming pollution. (more...)
USA military fighter jet crashes into Pacific off western Japan USA military fighter jet crashes into Pacific off western Japan
- December 11, 2016

A US Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet aircraft has crashed off the coast of southern Japan and a search and rescue mission is underway to find its pilot, US military officials say. The pilot had ejected at about 4:40 a.m. EST, 120 miles southeast of Iwakuni, Japan, according to Marine Corps Base Camp Butler in Okinawa. Earlier Thursday, Japanese and USA rescuers said they had expanded their search following the accident, which happened some 90 kilometres (56 miles) off the coast of southwestern ... (more...)