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Electronics Google buys GIF startup Tenor to bulk up image search
Author: 0 Google buys GIF startup Tenor to bulk up image search

The San Francisco-based company offers a web-based GIF search engine in addition to a keyboard app for Android and iOS that enables users to easily access GIFs from within any app. How do you feel about GIFs these days? Apparently, people are also using Google Images to communicate with others and to express themselves in various ways.

Electronics Square Enix Forms New Studio Luminous Productions
Author: 0 Square Enix Forms New Studio Luminous Productions

Square Enix has cut the ribbon on a new Japanese development studio called Luminous Productions . The announcement (via Siliconera ) also notes that the core team will be made up of staff from Final Fantasy XV as well. Considering the job listing, we can speculate that, the new studio won't be straying too far from Final Fantasy's subject matter. We might see other types of games with graphics as fantastic as FFXV's , though we won't know for sure until LP reveals more info on what ...

Electronics How to Make Money Fast in Far Cry 5
Author: 0 How to Make Money Fast in Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 takes steps forward by upping the stakes with a sinister villain and bold new setting, while also stumbling backwards with its non-linear approach and separation of character progression from the world. There, you'll face off against a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Project at Eden's Gate. Luckily, I've spent quite a bit of time in Far Cry 5 and have zeroed in on three ways that you can earn money fast in Hope County.

Electronics Mozilla's Facebook Container extension keeps your Firefox browsing isolated from Facebook
Author: 0 Mozilla's Facebook Container extension keeps your Firefox browsing isolated from Facebook

Mozilla Firefox today announced the release of the Facebook Container Extension which will help users have more control of their data on Facebook. It's available as a free download for Firefox and as you can probably imagine, the extension isn't available for any other web browser . Rather than stop using a service you find valuable and miss out on those adorable photos of your nephew, we think you should have tools to limit what data others can collect about you.

Electronics Moto G6 series get certified by TENAA
Author: 0 Moto G6 series get certified by TENAA

The listing seems to confirm the same design that was revealed in the past renders and leaks. The highlight of the rear will be a dual camera setup lodged in a circular housing. Past rumours also tip the Moto G6 will be powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. There's a dark grey Moto logo which sits right below the dual primary camera sensors, which is still visible on the black coloured variant of the phone.

Electronics Sea of Thieves Abandoning Death Cost Mechanic After Backlash
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves Abandoning Death Cost Mechanic After Backlash

But this so-called "Death Tax" proved unpopular with numerous game's most dedicated players across Reddit and other forums . And so, it's been scrapped. Sea of Thieves also supports cross-play across the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs so that everyone can play regardless of their preferred platform.

Electronics GMC Introduces 2019 GMC Sierra AT4
Author: 0 GMC Introduces 2019 GMC Sierra AT4

Additionally, the Sierra AT4 will be available with the GMC-exclusive CarbonPro bed that trades standard steel inner panels and floor in favor of a carbon fiber composite that is created to offer dent, scratch and corrosion resistance. That figure is up from 62.5 percent during the same period in 2017. So, if you liked the equipment on the Chevy Silverado Trailboss but wanted something a bit more luxurious (and perhaps a bit less wildly styled), GMC's version might just be the answer.

Electronics Ford and Alibaba have made a auto vending machine in China
Author: 0 Ford and Alibaba have made a auto vending machine in China

Automobiles withdrawn from the machine can be test-driven for three days before the car's renter will have to commit to purchasing it. Alibaba also plans to build similar auto vending machines in Beijing and Hangzhou in the near future, while continue exploring collaboration opportunities with Ford in cloud computing, digital marketing, as well as in-car operating systems with AliOS, Alibaba's IoT operating-system developer.

Electronics Microsoft Edge browser hits iOS and Android tablets
Author: 0 Microsoft Edge browser hits iOS and Android tablets

Microsoft also is doing this to improve its "Continue on PC" feature that it's been touting for Windows 10 . The company says features like Favourites, Reading List, New Tab Page, Reading View and Roaming Passwords are all included here too.

Author: 0 Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and beyond: Five things investors need to know

It's why they are free to use. The blog reads, "We are encouraged that Mark Zuckerberg has promised to improve the privacy settings and make them more protective". I acknowledge that I'm exchanging some of my personal info for the ability to stay in touch with friends and family, campaign, and support my business.

Electronics Arizona Governor Suspends Roadway Tests of Uber's Self-Driving Cars
Author: 0 Arizona Governor Suspends Roadway Tests of Uber's Self-Driving Cars

The company has said its self-driving cars are equipped with a suite of sophisticated equipment: a top-mounted LiDAR unit, which relies on lasers to scan the environment and provide an unobstructed view of the car's surroundings; and seven cameras, including a front-facing lens observing for factors such as pedestrians, and side and rear cameras for a more comprehensive view - in addition to other components.

Electronics Sneak Peek: Chromebook Tablets Get Custom Splash Screen
Author: 0 Sneak Peek: Chromebook Tablets Get Custom Splash Screen

So while it should be solid as a productivity device with access to the full Chrome browser and Google Drive, it'll open Android apps too, including games. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will go on sale for USA $329 in the USA next month, with a worldwide release expected in May. The Chrome OS startup screen or OOBE (out of box experience) welcome as it is formally known, has seen many changes if its short eight-year existence.

Electronics FTC Announces Facebook Investigation Citing 'Substantial Concerns' About Privacy Practices
Author: 0 FTC Announces Facebook Investigation Citing 'Substantial Concerns' About Privacy Practices

There have been numerous demands for investigations and calls for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify . Another reason Facebook keeps that data is because it uses that contact information to make friend recommendations on its site. Europe has approved a new privacy law, which takes effect in May, that will give users of Facebook, Google and other internet services more control over how their data is collected and what Silicon Valley companies know about them.

Electronics Spring is here and gas prices continue to rise in Baton Rouge
Author: 0 Spring is here and gas prices continue to rise in Baton Rouge

DeHaan said he did not expect Omaha to see any prices climb beyond $3 a gallon. AAA also found the following prices for other grades of gasoline or types of fuel: $2.889 for midgrade; $3.059 for premium and $2.999 for diesel. State of Tennessee- $2.41, up 7.0 cents per gallon from last week's $2.34. "This robust gasoline demand, coupled with lower supply levels, are setting the stage for rising prices in the coming weeks", Jenkins said.

Electronics Huawei Nova 3e (aka P20 Lite) goes official in China
Author: 0 Huawei Nova 3e (aka P20 Lite) goes official in China

A German retailer, "Saturn", has leaked the specifications that are likely to be accurate of upcoming smartphones. There appear to be laser auto focus and LED flash between the two rear camera sensors. The Nova 3e is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 CPU and features a dual-camera (16-mega and 2-megapixel) setup and a 24-megapixel front-facing camera.

Electronics Was Snapchats apology to Rihanna out of regret?: Letter to the Editor
Author: 0 Was Snapchats apology to Rihanna out of regret?: Letter to the Editor

Top Talkers: Singer blasts the social media platform for "tone deaf" ad asking users if they would rather "snap Rihanna " or 'punch Chris Brown '. While citing a number of reasons, she mentioned the platform's recent "joke" about domestic violence in reference to Rihanna and her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown , who was infamously arrested after attacking the " Stay " singer in 2009.

Electronics Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton's New Menswear Designer
Author: 0 Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton's New Menswear Designer

His first show takes place at Paris Fashion Week this June. In the early hours of Monday morning, it was announced that streetwear luminary Virgil Abloh would be his replacement. Abloh founded Off-White in 2013 in spite of having no formal fashion education to his name. Elsewhere, he's collaborated with the likes of Nike , Jimmy Choo, and even has a project with IKEA in the pipeline.

Electronics Apple to launch low-priced iPad for students and teachers
Author: 0 Apple to launch low-priced iPad for students and teachers

The firm stood by its buy rating for Apple , and as reported by CBNC , the reason behind this decision is the company's upcoming plans for its iPhone line. The aim of the Apple Pencil is to enable people to identify a low-priced Android tablet with the iPad . The MacBook Air which was introduced about a decade ago hasn't seen a major change since 2010, as the same year the iPad came out.

Electronics Bank Analyst fuels rumours: Apple planning to launch foldable iPhone by 2020
Author: 0 Bank Analyst fuels rumours: Apple planning to launch foldable iPhone by 2020

According to a recent Bloomberg analysis, the company could be eyeing the Midwest for a major new office. However, you will be disappointed if you came to know that the Cupertino-based tech giant won't bundle Apple pencil . It's very easy to let your mind go back to a time of the OG "foldable" phones of yesteryear, but it should be made clear that this is not what's going on here.

Electronics Mass in honour of French attack victims
Author: 0 Mass in honour of French attack victims

It took three hours to bring the situation under control when the police shot dead the gunman in a cross firing. With the death of the officer, the assailant, identified as 25-year-old Radouane Lakdim , killed a total of four people in France's first major jihadist attack since October.

Electronics Protests in California after police kill black man carrying only his phone
Author: 0 Protests in California after police kill black man carrying only his phone

Police say that two officers encountered Clark after responding to a call about someone breaking windows. They pursued a man identified as Clark, who hopped a fence into his grandmother's property. Hahn says Clark's death is a tragedy that shows there is much work to be done to improve police relations. The day after protesters shut down Interstate 5 during the afternoon commute, activists and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn spoke to FOX40 about the demonstration.

Electronics Facebook on Android collected call and text message data for years
Author: 0 Facebook on Android collected call and text message data for years

A social media user, Dylan McKay from New Zealand, downloaded his Facebook archive and was shocked to discover that almost two years' worth of call and text logs from his Android phone were included. They say the data is used "to improve people's experience across Facebook" by helping to connect with others. Oh wow my deleted Facebook Zip file contains info on every single phone cellphone call and text I made for about a year- cool totally not creepy.

Electronics Top UK diplomat likens Russian World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics
Author: 0 Top UK diplomat likens Russian World Cup to Hitler's 1936 Olympics

The spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were killed on March 4 after being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent. Johnson said the global soccer tournament - to be held in the summer at locations throughout Russian Federation - will be "a [public relations] exercise" similar to that of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, who employed the Berlin Games as a tool for propaganda.

Electronics BSP alliance a complete failure: BJP's Maurya on RS poll result
Author: 0 BSP alliance a complete failure: BJP's Maurya on RS poll result

She said one MLA from BSP had cross-voted because of selfish interests and has been thrown out of the party. The BSP leader, however, did not comment on whether the alliance with SP will continue stressing that it was a policy decision which will be taken only by party president Mayawati.

Electronics Watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica offices
Author: 0 Watchdog raids Cambridge Analytica offices

Enforcement officers were confirmed to have searched the offices for seven hours early Saturday after a High Court judge provided a warrant in less than an hour. Judge Leonard said he would give the reasons for his decision on Tuesday. Bolton's PAC hired Cambridge Analytica months after it was founded in 2014, and the firm's work with Bolton's group became an example that it used to pitch potential clients about the value of its data harvesting model.

Electronics Privacy concerns after Facebook data mining revelations
Author: 0 Privacy concerns after Facebook data mining revelations

The UK's privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's office, said on Monday it would request a warrant to search the offices of the political consultancy. " Cambridge Analytica will try to pick at whatever mental weakness or vulnerability that we think you have and try to warp your perception of what's real around you", Wylie said.

Electronics PUBG is Getting Custom Event Modes Soon
Author: 0 PUBG is Getting Custom Event Modes Soon

In case you missed the news yesterday , the hit PC/Xbox One game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds made its debut on mobile , giving Fortnite's current mobile beta a serious run for its money with free-to-play shooting on the go. Besides, both PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite: Battle Royale work surprisingly well if played, of course, on a decent device. According to SuperData a leading provider of digital games and playable media market intelligence, Fortnite is more ...

Electronics What's your favorite battle royale game on PC right now?
Author: 0 What's your favorite battle royale game on PC right now?

The mode will also double the rifle drop-rate, ensuring that large squads can drop together in the same area and still find a reasonable amount of gear. Perhaps the flare gun could cause a spark both in standard play and in the next event. We first heard of the new, smaller PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds map from the 2018 roadmap , but this is the first time we're getting to lay our eyes on it.

Electronics Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages
Author: 0 Siri Bug Lets Strangers Hear Your Messages

Apple users on iOS 11 can set message notifications to be hidden on the lock screen, where the user is alerted that a notification from an app has arrived, but its contents are not revealed unless the device is unlocked. Unselect this toggle and Siri won't be able to read out messages when the phone is locked. Apple has not given any comment on this issue. "Apple is aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming software update", Apple said.

Electronics Some Galaxy S9 Screens Not Registering Touches
Author: 0 Some Galaxy S9 Screens Not Registering Touches

Currently, the model is listed on Samsung India's official website for Rs 13,990 with "Sold Out" tag to it. Samsung declined to comment on this report . He added, " Samsung would want to launch its premium phones with better fingerprint sensing performance against rivals and higher yields of commercialization".

Electronics Surveillance video released showing home invasion, armed robbery suspects
Author: 0 Surveillance video released showing home invasion, armed robbery suspects

Kenosha police are looking for help to identify a pair of suspects who robbed the TCF bank on 63rd St. on Thursday, March 22. The suspects then got into a grey SUV and fled at high speed. Police said the group was walking on a path at the apartment complex just steps from the murder victim's home, when the masked man jumped out from behind a building and made demands.

Electronics These Alleged Specs for the OnePlus 6 Shouldn't Surprise Anyone
Author: 0 These Alleged Specs for the OnePlus 6 Shouldn't Surprise Anyone

According to this specs sheet, the OnePlus 6 - with model number A6000 - is powered by Qualcomm's latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor that's clocked at 2.7 GHz. The front camera has been bumped to 20Megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. And, the company has already confirmed that it's going to launch the OnePlus 6 in late June .

Electronics Sea of Thieves now available on Windows 10 and Xbox One
Author: 0 Sea of Thieves now available on Windows 10 and Xbox One

At the same time, you can simply stumble upon chests on islands, find messages in bottles or happen upon sunken ships to raid for treasure and supplies. The game is retailing at $59.99 for both Windows 10 and Xbox One . Our only real complaint is that numerous islands look similar and would have benefitted from other different types of terrain.

Electronics Your 'hidden' iPhone notifications can be outed by blabbermouth Siri
Author: 0 Your 'hidden' iPhone notifications can be outed by blabbermouth Siri

This bug doesn't work for SMS and iMessages . In this state, even Siri is restricted from reading out the message content from Apple's own Messages app as well as all the third-party messengers such as WhatsApp, Hike and others. But the feature has been around for a while, previously allowing users to manually change their settings to hide notification previews. As pointed out by MacRumors , Apple iPhone X users have a reason to be anxious by this bug.

Electronics The Creator of the WhatsApp called to delete an account on Facebook
Author: 0 The Creator of the WhatsApp called to delete an account on Facebook

Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, members of the Parliament summoned Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to give evidence to a select committee investigating fake news. Mark Zuckerberg: We Are Sorry! Mr. Koum stayed on as CEO after Facebook bought What'sApp. "I've been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn't happen again", he started before launching into a recap of the events.

Electronics Bitcoin ransom demanded in city hall cyber attack
Author: 0 Bitcoin ransom demanded in city hall cyber attack

The Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia has confirmed today in a press conference that several local government systems are now down due to a ransomware infection. Applications for paying city bills and accessing court information online have had outages, Cox said, while the departments responsible for public safety, water services operation and the airport are operating without incident.

Electronics Apple's got an orange trick: It's called a cheaper iPad
Author: 0 Apple's got an orange trick: It's called a cheaper iPad

It is still unknown if the event will be availble for live streaming. Of course, we'll be covering everything Apple announces at its event next week so be sure to stay tuned. Next week's event could debut a renewed focus on education PCs, which can only be positive for teachers and students . There are references in the code ClassKit, a framework tailor-made to help developers create apps for schools.

Electronics Toys 'R' Us founder dies as iconic retail chain folds
Author: 0 Toys 'R' Us founder dies as iconic retail chain folds

Toys "R" us liquidation sales , new report says there is higher plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean and man loses his pre-cleared security status for flying after federal officials found out he owns a medical marijuana business are some of today's Hot List stories.

Electronics BlackBerry signs in-car software deal with Jaguar Land Rover
Author: 0 BlackBerry signs in-car software deal with Jaguar Land Rover

Financial terms of the agreement were not immediately disclosed. The connected cars of the very near future will need state of the art communications (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-cloud) and the most advanced security technologies to ensure they can not be hacked.

Electronics Arrest warrant issued for South Korea's former president Lee
Author: 0 Arrest warrant issued for South Korea's former president Lee

In the statement written the previous day, he said that the country faced a global financial crisis during his term, but successfully overcame it in the most exemplary way. The majority of those payments were made while Lee was president, allegedly in return for the pardoning of the Samsung chairman, who at the time was convicted of tax evasion.

Electronics ARK: Survival Evolved Looks Surprisingly Decent On Nintendo Switch
Author: 0 ARK: Survival Evolved Looks Surprisingly Decent On Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's hybrid-handheld Switch console enjoys huge popularity through its first year of sales, especially in the United States. "All of that experience you can expect from ARK is available on the go with the Switch". But compared with the base platforms, Switch is not that bad. We've just passed the one-year anniversary of the console, but Nintendo did not announce any plans for a second-generation console, as it's way too early for that.

Electronics JioFi JMR815 Launched at Rs 999 With 150 Mbps Download Speed
Author: 0 JioFi JMR815 Launched at Rs 999 With 150 Mbps Download Speed

The wireless data card has been priced at Rs 999 and is now being sold exclusively via Flipkart. Customers can also avail a 5 percent off on purchasing the device using Axis Bank Buzz credit card. However, this Jio plan also require deposit of Rs 600 as security and the plan also doesn't allow rollover of unused data. The new variant has a neat circular shape, while the older one had a more egg-shaped look.

Electronics Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is reportedly single-player only
Author: 0 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is reportedly single-player only

In short, I want Modern Warfare 2 Remastered so that I can return to its great multiplayer. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is rumored to be releasing on April 30, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . After all, many would argue that the original Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer was what kept players engaged with the title in the first place and brought many more folks into the fold, which ultimately helped reinvigorate interest in the first-person shooter genre at that point ...

Electronics Climate Change Will Trigger 140m Migrants By 2050
Author: 0 Climate Change Will Trigger 140m Migrants By 2050

The report shows that with strong global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and good development planning in each country, the number of climate migrants could be reduced dramatically - from a projected 140 million people to 40 million people by 2050.

Electronics YouTube Bans Videos That Promote, Link to Websites Selling Guns, Accessories
Author: 0 YouTube Bans Videos That Promote, Link to Websites Selling Guns, Accessories

YouTube tapped Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr , who operates an active channel for career and life updates with some 26,000 subscribers, to announce the latest update for its Live video product. In a statement provided to Bloomberg Technology , a YouTube spokesman said that the company "routinely makes updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all of our policies".

Electronics Slide-show presentation leaks OnePlus 6 price, specs ahead of launch
Author: 0 Slide-show presentation leaks OnePlus 6 price, specs ahead of launch

The OnePlus 6 is probably the next device that we're most excited about, and the leaks have been pretty steadily flowing in for the past few weeks. While no further specs have been outed in this latest leak, it claims that the OnePlus 6 will fetch $749 (around £530) when it goes on sale later this year.

Electronics Drop Test: Samsung Galaxy S9+ VS iPhone X
Author: 0 Drop Test: Samsung Galaxy S9+ VS iPhone X

From Samsung's side of things, you'll be upgraded to the company's " Samsung Experience 9.0" Android skin, the same software package that ships on the Galaxy S9 . Apart from enabling a portrait mode, the dual-camera setup on the Galaxy Note 8 is also capable of 2x optical zoom. As for software, the smartphone now runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the Samsung Experience UX on top but Samsung has started rolling out the Oreo update in a few markets recently.

Electronics Fortnite on iOS made over $1 million United States dollars in three days
Author: 0 Fortnite on iOS made over $1 million United States dollars in three days

Blevins, more popularly known as " Ninja " and a former professional Halo player, revealed in an interview with CNBC that he earns about $500,000 per month . "Seeing a top gamer and musician come together on Twitch and unite their large and passionate communities is a cultural moment in terms of building awareness around the appeal of social video and it's only going to grow from here", Kate Jhaveri, Twitch's senior vice president for marketing, said in a statement.