• Half of Android devices failed to get security updates past year
Half of Android devices failed to get security updates past year

While Nexus and Pixel handsets continue to get automatic updates, third-party devices continue to be slave to the whims of the manufacturer and it is this that Google is working to overcome. Instead of seeing the notification taking up much space, you will now see a small bar that is half in size of standard notifications. We're just scratching...

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  • YouTube's hate speech problem is scaring off advertisers
YouTube's hate speech problem is scaring off advertisers

Like AT&T , most companies are only pulling their ads from YouTube and will continue to place ads on Google's search platforms, which remain the biggest source of revenue for Google's parent company, Alphabet . Such placements represent violations of their agreements with Google, according to the companies. "What we do is, we match ads and the ...

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  • GOP Senators Vote to Repeal Rules Protecting Your Private Internet Browsing History
GOP Senators Vote to Repeal Rules Protecting Your Private Internet Browsing History

The resolution will now proceed to the House, where it is also expected to pass. The resolution nullifies the regulations passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October, requiring internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast, as well as mobile data carriers like Verizon Wireless, to get a customer's permission before sharing...

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  • Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA 5
Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA 5

As mentioned earlier on Rockstar Games' official website, the next update will add 20 new custom made tracks for the unique abilities of vehicles. This new perspective is a significant departure from the classic third-person mode the "Grand Theft Auto" franchise has been known for since "GTA 3".

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  • Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent
Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent

This new algorithm is expected to make it a lot faster to load web pages as the overall file size will go down significantly once it gets implemented. Per the example below, the uncompressed image is on the left, libjpeg-shrunk in the center and Guetzli-treated on the right. The underlying compression algorithms behind popular implementations o...

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  • Google vows to change ad policy after boycotts in UK
Google vows to change ad policy after boycotts in UK

Rape apologists, anti-Semites and hate preachers were receiving payouts from publicly subsidised adverts on the Google-run video platform YouTube, according to the newspaper. Sir Martin Sorrell, the head of global ad agency WPP , told news site Business Insider that the advertising controversy reinforces his point that Google and Facebook and ...

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  • Honda Launches WR-V Compact SUV, Prices Start from Rs 7.75 Lakh
Honda Launches WR-V Compact SUV, Prices Start from Rs 7.75 Lakh

The WR-V gets an added electrically operated sunroof in the top-spec model bringing it closer to the Honda City on the features list. The interior of the new Honda WR-V feature the dashboard loaded with dials, centre console and the steering wheel which is same as available in Honda Jazz.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs And Colors Confirmed?
Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date, Specs And Colors Confirmed?

This leaker is known to have delivered pretty substantial information in the past, and it seems that his latest attempt to reveal the Galaxy S8 could be equally valid. These handsets are also believed to be equipped with 4 GB of RAM and it might be engineered with either Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 chipset depending on the market it will be sold.

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  • Hailing 'Israeli genius,' PM congratulates Mobileye on Intel deal
Hailing 'Israeli genius,' PM congratulates Mobileye on Intel deal

As the two companies have been partnered for some time now, the takeover was not entirely unexpected, but generally market observers, as well as shareholders, seem to be taking Intel's foray into the automotive market positively. "Together, we can accelerate the future of autonomous driving with improved performance in a cloud-to-car solution a...

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  • Axeman Injures Several at German Train Station, Two Arrested
Axeman Injures Several at German Train Station, Two Arrested

Rail traffic was stopped at the station as helicopters scoured overhead and police were deployed in the area of the attack, the Bild daily reported . One person was arrested but police didn't identify the suspect. December saw the worst Islamic State-claimed attack when Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, drove a hijacked truck into a packed Berlin Christ...

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  • SAP to offer its business apps on Google Cloud
SAP to offer its business apps on Google Cloud

The company's CIO Darryl West explained that the firm has looked to Google for cloud services, due to its integration with data platforms like Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark . SAP also uses cloud services from Amazon and Azure . But it's a major checkbox for enterprises, which depend on SAP as much as any other company for their basic business ap...

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  • Best Nintendo Switch Screen Protectors & Why You Need One
Best Nintendo Switch Screen Protectors & Why You Need One

That Breath of the Wild was Switch's most popular software during its launch weekend came as little surprise to anyone who has followed the game. As The Verge notes, PC games don't recognize the Joy-Cons as viable controllers, which means you'll need to use a program like JoyToKey if you want to play with the Switch controllers on your co...

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  • China's Defense Budget to Rise 7 Percent
China's Defense Budget to Rise 7 Percent

China's military budget, the world's second largest, though still far behind that of the United States, grew by 7.6 percent a year ago and 10.1 percent in 2015. This week influential state-run tabloid the Global Times called for a rise of at least 10 percent to deal with the uncertainty brought by Trump, and a retired senior general told Hong Kong ...

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  • Over 84% polling in first phase in Manipur
Over 84% polling in first phase in Manipur

Polls were held in six districts in the state including Imphal East, Imphal West and Bishnupur. Manipur will vote for the second phase of the assembly elections on March 8 and the votes will be counted on March 11. State chief electoral officer (CEO) Vivek Kumar Dewangan said elaborate arrangements have been made to ensure free, fair and peacef...

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  • Nokia and BlackBerry Are Back? The Proof Will Be in the Sales
Nokia and BlackBerry Are Back? The Proof Will Be in the Sales

Last week, a tweet by phone leaker and tipster Evan Blass revealed the three colors, adding to list of information leading to the handset's release. Significantly, over a quarter (27 per cent) of recipients said they would be more likely to purchase a Nokia phone due to the campaign, a figure that rises to over a third (37 per cent) among the...

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  • Loop Capital Reiterates
Loop Capital Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 3 average brokerage recommendation. The 1-year price target of the company is 4.62. While past twelve months price to sales ratio recorded as 0.18 and price to cash ratio remained 2.90. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Office Depot by 26.5% in the...

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  • Spotify to launch 'Hi-Fi' lossless streaming for additional monthly fee
Spotify to launch 'Hi-Fi' lossless streaming for additional monthly fee

TIDAL's premium Hi-Fi tier has been a unique selling point for the music-streaming service, one that has been exclusive within the streaming arena - until now. There are now words if Spotify will exceed Tidal's 1411Kbps just yet or when Spotify Hi-Fi will arrive in the market. When asked for comment, a Spotify spokesperson told The Verge that t...

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  • Buffett's Berkshire says quarterly profit rises 15 percent
Buffett's Berkshire says quarterly profit rises 15 percent

Net earnings per Class A equivalent share attributable to Berkshire shareholders rose to 3,823 from $3,333 in the year-ago period. Operating earnings, which exclude some investment results, were $2,665 a share, compared with the average $2,717 estimate of three analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

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  • Mobile deploys LTE-U technology
Mobile deploys LTE-U technology

In order to take advantage of the speed boost from LTE-U, however, customers will need a compatible device - of which there aren't any now on the market. T-Mobile says that this will expand capacity and allow it to offer even faster speeds on its nationwide wireless network. "T-Mobile's built a track record of introducing new innovations first , i...

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  • Intel Processor Domination Under Serious Threat From AMD
Intel Processor Domination Under Serious Threat From AMD

Lisa Su also stated they are out to infuse some new life in the desktop segment with their new Ryzen family of processors that boasts of 8-core, 16-thread architecture. So far the new AMD chips look great, with leaked performance benchmarks on par with Intel processors which cost around twice as much. The Ryzen 7 lineup consists of three produc...

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  • Kansas governor to veto income tax hike meant to fix budget
Kansas governor to veto income tax hike meant to fix budget

The vote was 85-40, one more than the two-thirds majority needed for an override. House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. of Olathe voted against an override, while Majority Leader Don Hineman of Dighton voted yes. The state faces projected budget shortfalls totaling almost $1.1 billion through June 2019. The Republican governor made his comments after v...

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  • Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4 Beta 3
Apple Releases macOS 10.12.4 Beta 3

The update to watchOS 3.2 beta 3, on the other hand, will be bringing the Theater Mode feature which puts the watch in silent mode and keeps the screen dark in order to ensure zero disturbance to other moviegoers. Here's what iOS 10.3 packs... To install the Apple Watch update, the device is recommended to have a 50 percent battery. There are a...

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  • Arsenal Vs. Sutton United Live Stream
Arsenal Vs. Sutton United Live Stream

Sutton United could become the first non-league side to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup if they beat Arsenal . In truth, City have spent much of their history in the football league. Fans of a certain age will remember United's FA Cup pedigree, with the "Us" having famously conquered 1987 winners Coventry in the 1989 competition on an uneven...

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  • Justice Department Opposes New Hearing for Trump Travel Restrictions
Justice Department Opposes New Hearing for Trump Travel Restrictions

President Trump said during a news conference on Thursday that he would unveil a more tailored travel ban "next week sometime". It also barred all refugees for 90 days and refugees from Syria indefinitely. Further and more explicitly, that Senate report contained information on the terror-related crimes, arrests and sentences of 72 individual...

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  • Lenovo's Moto G5 and G5 Plus leak on retail site
Lenovo's Moto G5 and G5 Plus leak on retail site

Though we are aware of most of the specifications of the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, thanks to various leaks over the past couple of weeks. - Processor: Moto G5 is listed to have a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, while the Moto G5 Plus is known to have the 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625.

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  • Google may be combining YouTube Music, Google Play Music teams
Google may be combining YouTube Music, Google Play Music teams

While there is no definite date set yet by Google, it seems both Google Play Music and YouTube Music will be combined into one great app on Android. The download will resume automatically once the phone has internet access. One of the surprising features of the GO app is the data saving video sharing mode.

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  • Toyota refreshes 2018 Tundra and Sequoia with TRD Sport trim
Toyota refreshes 2018 Tundra and Sequoia with TRD Sport trim

Inside the Tundra and Sequoia , look for a new TRD shift knob and new floor mats; the Sequoia's cabin also benefits from door-sill protectors. This model's camouflaged front end makes it appear that the revisions will be far less comprehensive than the ones the truck received for 2014.

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  • LG G6 photo leak shows off dual-rear camera and more
LG G6 photo leak shows off dual-rear camera and more

Even without it, the device looks like it'll be a shiny affair, with its glossy finish closely resembling the iPhone 7's Jet Black color. On the inside, the smartphone is likely to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, so those who want a flagship powered by Snapdragon 835 CPU should look elsewhere.

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  • Facebook Beats Expectations In Q4 With $8.81 Billion Revenue
Facebook Beats Expectations In Q4 With $8.81 Billion Revenue

Revenue in the fourth quarter, ending December 31, rose 51% to $8.81 billion, from $5.84 billion in the same period a year earlier, topping the $8.51 billion expected on average among analysts polled by Yahoo Finance. Facebook's core network contributed most of its earnings, though the company also boasts huge user numbers on messaging servic...

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  • Galaxy S8: Samsung staffer accidentally confirms name and virtual assistant plans
Galaxy S8: Samsung staffer accidentally confirms name and virtual assistant plans

This, in turn, means the display can be more power efficient, because the battery isn't having to keep a backlight lit. Despite Samsung apologizing once again to its Chinese customers for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco during a press conference last week revealing the detailed causes behind the device's tendency to catch fire, locals are still express...

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  • Airbnb offers free housing to refugees, travelers affected by Trump travel ban
Airbnb offers free housing to refugees, travelers affected by Trump travel ban

In addition the order also temporarily places a ban on entry into the USA of any person from seven countries: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. "Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe", he added. "It is time to link arms together to protect American values of free...

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  • Coach K bans players from locker room, wearing team apparel
Coach K bans players from locker room, wearing team apparel

Mike Krzyzewski is still recovering from back surgery, but he's seen enough to know his Duke team is failing to live up to lofty preseason expectations. When will the penalties end for the Blue Devils? Giles was heavily recruited by coach Danny Manning and the rest of the Deacons coaching staff before ultimately deciding to attend Duke over final...

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  • Reynoldsburg woman charged after reportedly taping toddler son to wall
Reynoldsburg woman charged after reportedly taping toddler son to wall

This lasted for approximately 15 minutes. After the teen mom's arrest, her 2-year-old son was taken into the custody of Franklin County Children's Services. The little boy could be seen frantically crying, his arms, legs, and head secured to the wall with packing tape. The boy is clearly uncomfortable and cries throughout the video as his mom t...

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  • Nintendo seems to be going 'gacha' with F2P Fire Emblem mobile game
Nintendo seems to be going 'gacha' with F2P Fire Emblem mobile game

To prepare for the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes , today Nintendo kicks off the Fire Emblem Heroes: Choose Your Legends event. Even if you're not into Fire Emblem , it's worth checking out the ballot just for the Platinum coins if you're a Nintendo Account holder, and given that Fire Emblem Heroes will be free to play, now is a great tim...

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  • Japan revamps high-tech toilets to curb tourist confusion
Japan revamps high-tech toilets to curb tourist confusion

Under new guidelines, manufacturers will use the same eight pictograms to tell users which button flushes, which one fires a frighteningly accurate jet of water at the backside and what to press to close the lid. The government is also considering a revamp of other symbols that some overseas visitors find confusing or offensive, including a swast...

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