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Russia, Google reach $7.8M deal on Android case

Russia, Google reach $7.8M deal on Android case Technology platforms make it possible for us (as well as other companies) to continue a rapid pace of innovation. The following year FAS imposed a almost $8 million fine for the violation, which the settlement doesn't vacate. Google has also agreed to soon offer a "Chrome widget" that will let Android users in Russian Federation choose a default search engine aside from Google. [Full Article...]

Uber App Would Add Tipping Option Under Changes Considered By City

Uber App Would Add Tipping Option Under Changes Considered By City The group said the rule could mean $300 million of additional income for Uber drivers in NY each year if passengers tip at the same rate as in yellow cabs. Some 41% of respondents say close proximity to the server/cashier while entering a tip amount would make them more likely to tip, the 2015 Software Advice study found. [Full Article...]

Wenger says Arsenal faces 'massive' challenge to reach top 4

Wenger says Arsenal faces 'massive' challenge to reach top 4 We await official confirmation from both player and club, but it does indeed look like a done deal. Much has been said and written about Wenger's future at the club as well as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez's contract situation in recent months, but the Frenchman hopes his players remain focused on their task on the pitch. [Full Article...]

Alphabet's Verily details its sleek Study Watch for collecting health data

Alphabet's Verily details its sleek Study Watch for collecting health data It is this particular market where the Study Watch will be positioned, with Verily noting that it hopes to make the new smartwatch available to a number of health-related industries in the future. The low power, high-res display has a clean look, only showing the time and certain instructions for the wearer. Many wearables technically capture health data with simple heart-rate sensors, but ... [Full Article...]

Video of Kashmir protester used as human shield sparks outrage

Video of Kashmir protester used as human shield sparks outrage In the clip, an army soldier can be heard saying, "Those who throw stones will meet the same fate". Reacting to the latest video, former CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted asking for an immediate inquiry. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir's tweet on Thursday that "Whoever wants Azadi LEAVE NOW!" Umer Farooq, another netizen, shared it on Facebook and commented: "And I am sure this ... [Full Article...]

Check out the new Nintendo Switch Joy-Con colour, Neon Yellow

The Nintendo Switch has been out for a month now and in that time, at least one exploit has already been found on the console. You didn't read that wrong: there were more copies of Breath of the Wild sold on Switch than there were Switches themselves. [Full Article...]

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories Within this regulation, the ISP's will need consumer content before they use a certain geolocation, health information, financial information, children's information and web browsing history for marketing and advertisement purposes. Fight for the Future is crowdfunding to put up a billboard listing all the lawmakers in Congress who voted for the new law. Verizon also said that it doesn't a... [Full Article...]

Tom Cruise Stunts in Mission: Impossible 6 Set Photos

Tom Cruise Stunts in Mission: Impossible 6 Set Photos The actress may feature in the next Mission Impossible installment to be shot in India . Cruise also drives an old BMW auto in one of the chase sequences in the movie on the streets of Paris . The auto sequence also has actor Sean Harris riding shotgun in a strait jacket. Tom Cruise starred as Ethan Hunt in 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation which was a box office success. [Full Article...]

Microsoft moves quickly to patch 'fully exploiting' zero-day Word bug

Microsoft moves quickly to patch 'fully exploiting' zero-day Word bug A previously undiscovered buy in Microsoft Word is being used by hackers to install malware on the computers of unsuspecting victims. The scare over the fake Microsoft Word documents comes after another recent campaign that used realistic-looking attachments to persuade Gmail users to hand over their log-in credentials. [Full Article...]

Apple Doubles iPhone SE Storage Capacity With New 32GB and 128GB Models

Apple Doubles iPhone SE Storage Capacity With New 32GB and 128GB Models Improvements to Siri mean that the voice assistant now supports third-party apps such as WhatsApp and Uber. The front- and back-facing cameras offer good low-light performance and HD video recording. The new iPad Mini 4 is available right away, while the standard-size iPad comes out next week, with orders to begin Friday. Unfortunately, eager buyers in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Turkey... [Full Article...]

White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal

Doyle managed the floor debate on the Democratic side March 28 before the Republicans voted 215-205 to roll back the rules, with 15 Republicans breaking ranks to vote against it. They, however, would still offer consumer consent, too. "The best way to achieve that result would be to return jurisdiction over broadband providers' privacy practices to the FTC". [Full Article...]

'Meet the Press' Debates If Hillary Lost Because of the Country's 'Misogyny'

Hours earlier, Clinton had called for strikes on military targets in Syria while speaking at a Women in the World Summit in NY. And I don't think I would necessarily dismiss that, " she argued, "I've talked to plenty of Trump voters who say they just didn't like Hillary, including women who said , no, there's just something - I just didn't like her. [Full Article...]

Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network

Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network When you use a phone on Xfinity Mobile , it will automatically connect to all those networks. Comcast is the largest cable operator, but its competition includes AT&T-DirecTV and Verizon FiOS, both of which are part of large - and growing - telecom conglomerates. [Full Article...]

Hyundai to enter compact SUV market with new KONA

Hyundai to enter compact SUV market with new KONA Along with the confirmation, the company has released the first teaser image of the sub-compact SUV. The Kona will be the fourth SUV in the Korean vehicle maker's model line-up after the Grand Sante Fe, Santa Fe and the Tucson. "The energetic image of the island and its unique lifestyle match the dynamic character of the new Hyundai Kona", the brand announces. Hyundai is finally giving ... [Full Article...]

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

Uber has suspended its self-driving-car pilot programs in Pittsburgh and Arizona after one of its vehicles was involved in an accident late Friday night. The difference between the California program versus the ones in Arizona and Pennsylvania is that California does not allow passengers to ride in the vehicles. [Full Article...]

Samsung TVs can be hacked and remotely controlled

Samsung TVs can be hacked and remotely controlled Instead, the security flaw was found in the open-source Tizen software now running on millions of Samsung devices, including cameras, printers, Blu-ray players and refrigerators. Since this particular app can access and change any part of the system, a malicious hacker exploiting the flaw would have absolute and total control over your Tizen device. [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Posted an EPS of $0.04 in fourth-quarter

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)'s highest estimates of price target are $10 and low forecast is $6 based on the opinion of 17 analysts. The arrival of the mid-end BlackBerry smartphone will mark the brand's return to the highly competitive smartphone market, but this time around the company will be utilizing a different strategy to stay relevant in the game. [Full Article...]

YWCA hosts Equal Pay for Women Day event

It isn't a reality yet. While employers will be required to keep salary records, the research showed men are now more likely to receive a bonus than women and typically receive more. Black women make 66 cents per dollar, while Hispanic women make 60 cents per dollar. Black female union members exhibited no pay gap with unionized black men while African-American women who were not union members... [Full Article...]

Mass Effect Andromeda 1.05 patch will improve Facial Animations and Romance Options

Mass Effect Andromeda 1.05 patch will improve Facial Animations and Romance Options However, the character also immediately refers to her dead name (her pre-transition name), which many trans gamers have said is unusual as that information is highly personal and wouldn't be shared so quickly by a transgender person, to someone who they do not know very well. [Full Article...]

Distracted driving data shows MS at the top of the list

Distracted driving data shows MS at the top of the list As part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign to remind drivers to stay focused on the road. A distraction can be: visual - something that takes your eyes off the road; cognitive - something that takes your mind off of the road; or manual - something that takes your hands off the steering wheel. [Full Article...]


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