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Facebook, Google hinder innovation, says investor George Soros at Davos

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In a wide-ranging showpiece speech , the Hungarian/American also says internet platform monopolies are harming society and endangering democracy and goes on to predict a Democratic landslide in the United States' 2018 midterm elections. Further condemnation awaited the US IT giants Facebook and Google . Soros said that these tech giants claim that they are distributing information but they are distributing monopoly instead. Read More »

Shocking video shows iPhone battery bursting into flames after man bites it

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The man offered the explanation for this freaky act that if people can bite into coins to check if they are real or not then the same can be followed to check an iPhone’s reliability. It is widely believed that biting a battery makes it longer. A man replacing the battery on his AppleiPhone visited an electronics store in Nanjing City, China. Read More »

Arsene Wenger's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang comments upset Borussia Dortmund

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Meanwhile, Arsenal are now preparing for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at The Emirates on Saturday as the look to get back to winning ways in the top flight. The clubs which sign those players have to be aware; they [Aubameyang and Dembele] could do the same to them. It was his second internal ban of the season and third in around a year. Read More »

Apple promises fix for 'chaiOS' Messages bug, which can crash your iPhone

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As if Apple didn't have enough on its plate dealing with backlash caused by shady iPhone "power management" operations , yet another major iOS bug has been discovered. "My main goal was to reach out to Apple and say, 'Hey, you've been ignoring my bug reports.' I always report the bug before releasing something". On clicking the link, iMessage will crash completely. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Leaked by Danish Retailer

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A possible Red Dead Redemption 2 release date has popped up on Danish retailer Coolshop's website. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western drama much like its predecessor so there's going to be no shortage of grit. We've known for awhile that the game would be out in the nebulous " spring 2018 ", but this, if true, pins things down nicely. For the game to actually be released then, we should be seeing more of a media presence for the game, with tangible marketing materials rolling out in the ... Read More »

Instagram makes its 'recommended post' feature live for all

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Instagram will show three to five suggested posts in the new section. It is worth noting that with the introduction of the " recommended posts ", Instagram has done away with the chronological feed. Most recently it has launched an fantastic feature which allows users to follow hashtag instead of only people. You will see different hashtags displayed in your search result along with related accounts. Read More »

Google Plans to launch retail stores in India by late 2018

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At least two well known malls in the country have said that they have received requests for space where Google's stores will be set up. Since its establishment, Google has always been keen on protecting its image and that may serve as an explanation as to why the company at times declines to make comments on rumors and speculations. Read More »

Amazon Acquires Blink, Maker of Wi-Fi Security Cameras and Video Doorbell

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Its devices run on AA lithium batteries and are created to go anywhere from outside a home to the kitchen counter. One camera unit sells for $99 on Amazon . Blink's technology is a natural fit for these ambitions. The deal, announced on Friday, gives Amazon a rising star in the emerging and highly competitive field of connected home devices that includes Alphabet's Nest . Read More »

Firefox for Fire TV negates Google's move to block YouTube access

So, while it's a stretch to say the retailer is planning a YouTube-like service, it sure does look like Amazon wants to provoke Google . Although the trademarks don't necessarily mean the company plans to launch a new service, it does suggest that the company may be, at the very least, considering doing so. Read More »

Google's Chrome Will Start Removing "Failing" Ads In February

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One can probably guess numerous types of ads that won't meet the guidelines: full-page interstitial ads, ads that play sound unexpectedly, and pop-ups, among others . Google plans to replace Chrome 63 with version 64 on January 23 and to release version 65 on March 6. According to Venturebeat , Google's strategy is to use Chrome to choke off revenue from low-quality ads on websites. Read More »

Generated 'Harry Potter' Chapter Wins the Internet

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Do you deeply, personally identify with a Harry Potter house? The game will also reportedly feature numerous professors from the books, but there's no word on whether Harry and the gang are going to make an appearance at this time. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is expected to free for users, but the adventure will only continue if the player makes in-app purchases. Several fans even expressed their desire to own a copy of Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of ... Read More »

Matt Lauer's Name Is Google's Second-Most Searched Term In America

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The second top search was for former " Today " show anchor Matt Lauer , who was sacked from NBC last month for a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior. With the new year just around the corner, Google has now published its 2017 Year in Search and it offers valuable insights of the things that caught users' attention most in 2017. Read More »

Trump slams 'fake news media', wants some reporters to be fired

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He admitted that he was confused, but maintained that the "bad tweet " was from his personal social media account and not a story for Washington Post . "Weigel was also attacked by the president's fans on Twitter, with users such as "@brinjak" posting "The fake news media is truly disgusting. The emphasis is that of the president and not of the Round Table. Read More »

If You Delete Apple Pay Cash You Can't Reinstall It

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Once your app is released, customers will be notified and your app will automatically download to their device. For example, a user pre-ordered an app for $0.99, but the developer suddenly changed the price to $1.99 a day later. For paid apps, customers will be charged before download . Developers should be able to take advantage of this new feature now. The unofficial version of the MyEtherWallet app had become third most popular app in the paid finance category of App Store over the ... Read More »

'Ready Player One': Explore the OASIS in Thrilling New Trailer

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On the plus side, Cline, who wrote the screenplay for this film as well, has confirmed he is writing a sequel to the first book, so fans will not only have a movie adaptation to look forward to, but an entirely new book as well. This embarks the largest race in finding the easter egg as it provides a lot of money and control to the world's most powerful platfom, VR. Steven Spielberg , prolific veteran of the craft that he is, made two movies this year-though we'll have to wait a few months ... Read More »

Bayonetta 3 Announced as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive Game

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Developer PlatinumGames and Nintendo have announced Bayonetta 3 for the Nintendo Switch alongside a re-release of Bayonetta 1 and 2 on Nintendo's new hybrid platform. In the teaser, she was also attacked by a purple ghost-like creature which apparently makes Bayonetta disappear. For now, we do not have more details or information about this new title of Bayonetta 3 , only a small teaser that has been shown in The Game Awards and in which we have been able to see the ... Read More »

Music recognition and AR? Apple is reportedly buying Shazam

It can integrate with other apps like SNAPCHAT and APPLE's Siri, and it now sends considerable traffic to SPOTIFY and APPLE MUSIC , which pays it when those clicks convert to purchases. During its September 2017 earnings report, Shazam posted $54 million in revenue over the course of its 2016 fiscal year, a turnaround from its previous two years. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video Features On Apple TV

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Amazon launched its Prime Video app Tuesday on Apple TV and Apple TV 4K . Amazon's support for HDR is also ideal for those with an Apple TV 4K, as the set-top box supports Dolby Vision. Currently, Apple's original content consists of shows such as Carpool Karaoke and the inane reality TV competition Planet of the Apps , which pales in comparison to the kind of award-winning programming Netflix and Amazon have been developing, such as Stranger Things and Transparent . Read More »

Apple Rolls Out iOS 11.1.1 Update which Removes Two Annoying Bugs

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The issue was reported in many countries. But since the iOS 11 .2 software update was released early, peer payments won't be live until Monday or Tuesday. One of those affected is Twitter user Grehivin, who ed Apple to find out how to get rid of the annoying error message. -After updating, tap Settings Notifications and turn Allow Notifications on again for each app . Read More »

Epic Games defends lawsuit against 14-year-old for cheating

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However, this week some more details about the case came to light, including the fact that one of the defendants is just 14 years old. She has addressed the court directly through a letter , which attacks Epic's handling of the case on a number of grounds. Read More »

Today, We May Learn How the FCC Plans to Destroy Net Neutrality

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Big telecom companies say they don't want the stricter regulation that comes with the net neutrality rules. Pai unveiled a "Restoring Internet Freedom" order to be voted on at the FCC's December 14 meeting, scrapping a hotly contest rule which barred broadband firms from shutting out rival services or creating online "fast" and "slow" lanes. Read More »

Apple HomePod's release delayed until 2018

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Besides the Amazon Echo, other smart speakers include the Google Home series, the Microsoft Invoke, and upcoming models expected from Samsung (using Bixby) and Sony. Apple meant to release the $349 HomePod in early December so it could be on holiday shopping lists and compete against Amazon's Echo and the Google Home speaker. Read More »

AT&T Acknowledges Cellular Service Outages Across the US

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AT&T has replied to several customers on the social media site, advising them to turn their phones off and then back on. AT&T said Wednesday that some US customers had trouble placing wireless calls but restarting the device would fix the problem. Read More »

FDA approves first ever 'digital pill'

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People who meet the criteria for Abilify MyCite can decide, along with their doctors and caregivers, whether this type of medication monitoring might help them manage their disease. In a historic move by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the first ever digital pill has been approved for use. Get the latest health and science news, plus: burning questions and expert tips. Read More »

Pixel Buds pre-orders now heading out Google's doors

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Even worse, the issue appears to be all across the board - affecting headphones from Beats, LG, Anker, and more. Fast Pair in particular is an awesome feature that's now available in only select few Made for Google headphones: Google Pixel Buds of course, Libratone's Q Adapt On-Ear, and Bose® QuietComfort 35 II . Read More »

New Netflix email scam targets subscriber credit card numbers

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There is also a link that takes subscribers to a fake Netflix page seeking login information and a credit card number, according to MailGuard , a global SaaS email and web security company. In its Help Centre, Netflix states they "will never ask for payment information to be sent to [them] over email". So if my address included just my first name, such as Damian@email.com , then it might appear convincing as it'd address me as "Damian". Read More »

StarCraft® II Goes Free-to-Play Starting November 14

Players who already owned any version of StarCraft II prior to October 31 will receive a special Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating their founder's status in the game when StarCraft II goes free-to-play. Online multiplayer will be accessible free of charge once unlocked, which happens after achieving 10 First Wins of the Day in either unranked or versus modes. Read More »

Japanese man arrested after parts of nine bodies found in home

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A police official, who spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday said that a toolbox and saw found in Shiraishi's apartment may have been used to dismember the bodies. A man who lives on the same floor as the suspect said he noticed an "odd smell" when he walked past the apartment in August. Police conducted the search after security camera footage showed Shiraishi walking with the woman, who has been missing from her Hachioji home since earlier this month, near JR Hachioji Station and ... Read More »

Steam Introduces A New Way To Gift Games To Friends

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Since its introduction in 2003, Steam has dominated the sales of PC games everywhere and for those looking for a little more flexibility when it comes to sharing games as gifts with friends, Steam is offering new digital cards to gift to your friends. Read More »

Online giant has 'key' to in-home deliveries

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But imagine if a courier could temporarily be given access to your home, so they could drop off your package and leave. In fact, it led Christine Emba to expound a bit on the observation that " Amazon Key is Silicon Valley at its most out-of-touch" in the Washington Post (which, of course, is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos). Read More »

Egypt: 50 policemen killed during clashes with militants

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The Interior Ministry said the shootout took place during a raid to arrest a number of suspected militants in the area. The suspected militants tried to flee after the exchange of fire there, the sources said, and continued to fire at a second security unit called in for backup from atop neighboring buildings. Read More »

Garmin Speak is a GPS That Puts Alexa In Your Car

In a shootout with the Google Home and the original Amazon Echo - the new ones are days away - the Sonos One excelled. Anyone who is considering an Echo or Google Home would do well to consider the Sonos One as well. So you can tell your Sonos One in your bedroom to play music in another room, i.e.: "Alexa, play Alanis in the kitchen". Alexa intelligently lowers, or "ducks" the music, so that both Alexa and the song remain audible. Read More »