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Decisions on tuition, Uber, juvenile justice loom in Albany

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Popular ridesharing service Lyft has announced that it's gearing up to introduce a new opt-in feature called Round Up & Donate, which will let you make charitable contributions whenever you take a ride. A spokesperson told The Verge that riders will be able to pick a charity from a list provided in the Lyft app and change their charity of choice at any time . Read More »

Verizon, AT&T pull Google ads

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The carrier's decision follows similar moves by the British government and major United Kingdom advertisers to temporarily end their campaigns with Google until the Internet giant develops a better way to prevent ads from being entangled with unacceptable content, like videos uploaded to YouTube by terrorist and white supremacist groups. Read More »

Senate votes to repeal broadband privacy rules

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When Wheeler, an Obama appointee, left the FCC in January ahead of President Donald Trump's inauguration, Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai took his seat as chairman - and againbegan criticizing the privacy rules, just like he did after the October vote . Read More »

Some PS4 titles will soon be available on PC

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The PlayStation 3 launched in Japan and North America in November 2006, and in Europe in March 2007. Much of the PS3's early life was marred by a high retail price and reports that it was hard to develop for, but the console enjoyed a resurgence of sorts later on thanks to high-quality exclusive titles like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Journey, LittleBigPlanet, and The Last of Us. Read More »

Successor Rumored To Launch in June 2017

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Moreover, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will reportedly be a thin device with USB-C ports, and will be upgraded to a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors, with a 4K display option. Microsoft and Intel have had a long working relationship, with previous Surface Pro devices packing the latter's Core i3, i5 and i7 chips. That includes a new, even more premium model of Surface Book , dubbed the Surface Book with Performance Base, which launched in the fall of 2016. Read More »

India's largest flag can been seen from Lahore in Pakistan

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India's tallest flag post was inaugurated by Punjab minister Anil Joshi. Nonetheless, the tallest tricolor promises to be yet another another attraction at the Attari-Wagah worldwide border, which already sees thousands of tourists from both countries during the daily retreat ceremony. Read More »

Twitter's latest anti-troll update brings new filters and proactive monitoring

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The site will also give users more control over what they see in their notifications, as they can now opt not to receive notifications from the types of accounts typically created for the sole goal of harassing others. Twitter has received scrutiny over the past several years for the proliferation of harassment on its website, which culminated in high-profile users like actress Leslie Jones temporarily leaving Twitter after enduring significant abuse. Read More »

FCC Chairman Pai pledges 'light-tough' regulations for 5G

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The hearing will examine the challenge of connecting Americans, especially in rural communities, to transportation and information networks. "5G will require a lot of infrastructure". Pai said that net neutrality injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market and uncertainty was the enemy of growth. Nonetheless, the FCC had put these plans under the regulatory microscope. Read More »

Amazon Web Services Outage Causing Widespread Internet Issues

Apparently, Amazon's own services were affected as well and it first had to fix the ability to update the service health dashboard. Amazon Web Services , the popular storage and hosting platform used by a huge range of companies, reported that it is experiencing intermittent outages. Read More »

Google Research aiming to 'remove' headsets within VR environment

And through the use of the concept of " mixed reality " - using your VR device's external cameras to convey what's happening inside and outside VR - you can now have an environment that's a mixture of virtual and real world. "With this new technology, we're able to make a more complete picture of the person in VR". The blank, robotic VR masks seen in mixed reality videos could soon receive a facial fix that's pretty cool but also kind of creepy, just like any good advancement in ... Read More »

Microsoft announces Project Sangam- a skill development and jobs platform for India

In addition to facilitating communications via the Skype platform, Skype Lite will allow you to read and receive SMS messages and will have a section from which one can control the use of mobile data. It now supports a total of seven Indian languages including Gujarati, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu and Urdu. Besides the desktop interface, there is also Project Sangam mobile app . Read More »

Court applies temporary halt to Vodafone NZ, Sky TV merger

Likewise, InternetNZ says if the decision by the Commerce Commission had come out in Vodafone and Sky's favour, Kiwi consumers could have been "the losers in such a deal". However, he says they have to take into account the impact of a merger over time and uncertainty as to how this dynamic market will evolve is relevant to their assessment. Read More »

United Kingdom offers £100m in aid for South Sudan to battle starvation

It has put food beyond the reach of most of South Sudan's population. " Our worst fears have been realized ", said Serge Tissot, of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In addition to traditional humanitarian provisions, DfID will offer livelihood support to more than 650,000 people in South Sudan and vaccinations for livestock, it said in the press release. Read More »

Dragon Quest X Heads to PS4 in Summer, Switch Later in 2017

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Set in an all-new world with new heroes and story, DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is an action-RPG that sends players on a grand adventure to restore order to a once peaceful world, with thrilling battles of epic proportions. You can find out what Dragon Quest Heroes II is all about in the new overview trailer above. The Dragon Quest Heroes franchise is developed by Omega Force, a division of Koei Tecmo, the makers of the Dynasty Warriors series. Read More »

Samsung heir faces second day of questioning after arrest

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Lee Jae-yong, the heir apparent of Samsung, has been formally arrested in South Korea as part of an investigation into the "Choi-gate" corruption scandal. At present, Lee is the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics a position he has held since his father Lee Kun-hee had a heart attack in 2014 . Lee has been accused of bribing the suspended South Korean president, Park Geun-hye. Read More »

AT&T now offering unlimited data without television subscription

After all , Verizon has been charging similar prices for its own plans, which had limitations on available data per month, just on the basis of having a better network than the competition. Just like what other carriers offer, AT&T unlimited also comes with a soft data cap. The single line cost of $100, however, is more expensive than any of the other options from its rivals. Read More »

HTC wants 6 or 7 profitable smartphones this year

As HTC is the creator of what many consider to be the best VR headset on the market, this promises to be an exciting new development. If you aren't sold on virtual reality, mobile VR is an affordable way to try it out and HTC could offer a more impressive alternative to the Gear VR. Read More »

Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date

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The figures, released on Wednesday, as Toyota trumpeted reaching the 10 million hybrid sales worldwide, show that the sales were split 7409 with Toyota and 2200 to the luxury Lexus brand with the topsellers being the Camry and Prius. It also estimates that Toyota hybrid vehicles have saved around 7.66 million gallons of gasoline. The model is now in its fourth generation and became the first vehicle to be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Read More »

Microsoft boss calls for Geneva Convention for cyber conflict and warfare

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At least, that's the image that Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to be trying to invoke as he called on the world's governments to host a "Digital Geneva Convention ". "That is a step forward, but more than that, we all need to recognise that we are a long way from declaring victory", said Smith. Technology companies, not armies, are the first responders when cyber attacks occur, he noted. Read More »

'SNL' scores highest ratings in 6 years with Alec Baldwin as host

The newspaper ran the photo of Baldwin next to one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an article on Trump's comments concerning Israeli settlements. It was Trump versus the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who Baldwin-as-Trump called "so-called judges" and defended the ban with "bad dudes, bad hombres" and "bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do". Read More »

How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

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The negativity surrounding Infinite Warfare seeped into sales, with NPD reporting in December that sales were down almost 50 percent after one month compared to Black Ops 3. What Activision did say is that they're moving to a more " traditional " form of combat. Maybe this time around with Activision Blizzard looking to return to what made the Call of Duty games so great will prompt enthusiasts to leave their Haterade in the refrigerator. Read More »

LG Watch Sport unveiled with Android Wear 2.0

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Last month, Google released the fifth and final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview build. Along with voice dictation, you can now answer messages (across apps, including Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger or WhatsApp) with typing, handwriting, drawing an emoji, or a Smart Reply auto response feature. Read More »

Witnesses capture remarkable footage of Louisiana tornado

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WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris tweeted the New Orleans East Hospital took in four adults and one child with injuries from the storm but they were mostly minor. Outside the heavily damaged Royal Palms Motel, Malcolm Ballard, 65, was left homeless by the tornado. Almost 7,800 customers were without power in the New Orleans area by early Wednesday, according to Entergy New Orleans Inc. Read More »

Judges Temporarily Halt Part of Trump's Executive Order

By late afternoon, protesters confronted dozens of police officers demanding they be let into the airport. Later in the day, the president traveled to the Pentagon, where he was sign a trio of executive actions, including one to halve the flow of refugees into the United Sates and stop all entries from some majority-Muslim nations. Read More »

Tesla Rolling Out Updated Autopilot Software

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Alerts are generally prompt on the instrument cluster in those cases. Because of this, Teslas with new hardware still lack certain features now available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, like Automatic Emergency Braking as well as the ability to parallel/perpendicular-park or to summon themselves. Read More »

Apple, Foxconn considering a $7 billion manufacturing plant in the U.S.

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After this announcement, Foxconn briefly stated that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the U.S. Later on, Gou confirmed this news in Taiwan about the plans of setting up the Foxconn display factory. Tim Cook previously claimed that China makes a lot more sense as a manufacturing hub for Apple - not just because labor costs are significantly less, but there are a great number of skilled workers, too. Read More »

Former President Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia for Conakry

On Thursday, Barrow, a former businessman and real estate developer, was sworn into office at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar as hundreds of exiled Gambians cheered and waved flags outside. "The CPDS rejects this decision and holds" President Teodoro Obiang Nguema "responsible" for any consequences Jammeh's presence on Equatorial Guinean soil could bring, the opposition said in a statement acquired by AFP. Read More »

In Inaugural Speech, Trump Silent on Health Care

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The order was titled "Minimising the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending repeal". The law delivered health coverage to around 20 million people nationwide but is saddled with problems such as rapidly rising premiums and large co-payments. Read More »

The Case for and Against Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX ) soared 7.34% year-to-date. Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Netflix, Inc . (NASDAQ: NFLX ). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $0.43 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.38 over the current year. Read More »

Steve Harvey Meets With Trump, Talks About Housing Issues

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Harvey, a comedian and game show host, criticized Trump back when it didn't appear the billionaire real estate developer would win the presidency, saying , "How do you let a dude who was on the cover of Playboy magazine and has been married 18 times be your president?" The crux of it was "positive change in inner cities", which is why the president-elect got Ben Carson on the horn. Read More »

Facebook, Google face strict European Union privacy rules that could hit ad revenues

The new legislation looks to reinforce the rights of European citizens to communicate privately through messaging, email and voice services, by ensuring confidentiality of conversations and metadata . But it could also hit the bottom line of Facebook , Google, and chums because tracking consent may be harder to obtain if lots of users reject third party cookies. Read More »

Jerusalem terror attack: Moment driver rams into crowd of soldiers

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The injured soldiers were evacuated to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Karem and to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Four people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in West Jerusalem today when a truck ran over a group of Israeli soldiers, authorities said . Read More »