Sci-tech

Democrats ask FTC to investigate Google's data collection practices

One example of this, the letter notes, is Google's ability to share blog posts about "holiday shopping habits" through the data it collects from users' Location History. "The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy", the Quartz report says. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool It has 4K rotating cameras, speakers and the far-field microphone arrays Microsoft has been pushing (for Cortana). Another nifty addition to this year's Surface Hub is the fact that it can be employed in the portrait orientation as well, unlike the previous one which was restricted to a landscape position. [Full Article...]

02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars

02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars We have rovers on Mars' surface, and orbiters like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter floating around the planet , but we don't have anything flying around the surface of Mars right now. The rover will then drive 50 to 100 metres away - close enough to stay in radio contact, far enough to not be endangered by any mishaps. NASA plans to test the craft up to five times over a 30 day period. [Full Article...]

Microsoft demonstrates Alexa and Cortana cross-platform communication at Build 2018

Microsoft demonstrates Alexa and Cortana cross-platform communication at Build 2018 MICROSOFT HAS shown off its Cortana-Alexa integration for the first time, and in the cold light of day, it's a little bit cringy. The reaction, as shown above, obviously received applause from the crowd who clearly understand the Halo reference stated within Alexa's reply. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Online Details Revealed by Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online Details Revealed by Nintendo To get the service , you'll need to pay $4 per month, $8 for three months, $20 per year, or $35 per year for a family of up to eight people. Nintendo had previously said that the $20/year plan would allow Switch owners to play NES games with online features. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind Gets Action Packed Launch Trailer

Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind Gets Action Packed Launch Trailer Downtime will last approximately five hours between 6-11am PT, though you will be able to preload Destiny 2 Warmind during this time, once update 1.2.0 has been applied. She added, “Weve learned a lot from Bungie while working together and we hope the players see the care and craft weve given Warmind .”. For PlayStation owners, there will be a timed-exclusive Strike mission called The Insigh... [Full Article...]

Summary of Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) Ratings

Coastline Comm invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW). California Pub Employees Retirement System stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW). On Monday, February 5 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Berenberg. On Tuesday, May 1 the stock of Bloomsbury Publishing plc (LON:BM... [Full Article...]

A message bomb is making iPhone and Android versions of WhatsApp freeze

A message bomb is making iPhone and Android versions of WhatsApp freeze The truth is that the text "do not touch the black circle" on WhatsApp hides thousands of characters inside WhatsApp which the application is not able to process them causing an immediate blockage and termination of WhatsApp . A new forward message is now making the rounds on WhatsApp causing the messenger app to jam when the recipient taps on the message box. You may have already come acro... [Full Article...]

Seahawks trade back from No. 18, get No. 27 from Packers

Seahawks trade back from No. 18, get No. 27 from Packers For the second straight year, Missouri produced just one National Football League draft pick among the 256 selections. "At the end of the day, I'll do whatever it takes to get a chance to make the 53-man roster", Gibson said. Though he only spent one year as a starter for Iowa, he proved he could handle top competition. Green Bay also took a long snapper with the second of their three seventh-... [Full Article...]

Ford to Stop Producing Cars Here by 2020, Except for…

By 2020, 90 percent of Ford's North American offerings will be trucks, SUVs and commericial vehicles, the company said . The company will be keeping SUVs and trucks, but they'll be cutting actual cars down to just two models. By 2021, Ford projects it will surpass Toyota and become the leader in the United States hybrid vehicles market in terms of sales, in part thanks to the hybrid F-150 a... [Full Article...]

Nintendo says it'll sell 20M Switch consoles in the next year

Nintendo says it'll sell 20M Switch consoles in the next year Its operating profit saw a six-fold increase to 177.6 billion yen, and its sales more than doubled from the previous year, to 1.056 trillion yen. The strong results and robust outlook underscore Nintendo's confidence that it has worked out the Switch's first-year production kinks and can attract buyers from beyond the hybrid console's core base. [Full Article...]

Facebook ad revenues up year-on-year despite data and privacy scandals

Facebook ad revenues up year-on-year despite data and privacy scandals Many users said they would delete their accounts , raising fears that the service was facing a major crisis. Changes to the Facebook news feed to prioritise posts from family and friends were also reflected in the quarter's data - though there was no specific update provided by the company regarding the time users spend on the site. [Full Article...]

Amazon Teases Upcoming 'Fire TV Cube' On Its Website

Amazon Teases Upcoming 'Fire TV Cube' On Its Website The Drop In feature via voice is in any case is available on all Echo devices in India including the Echo Spot , Echo Dot , Echo and Echo Plus . This includes making calls, controlling appliances at home, and of course, browsing the web. He was particular, however, in mentioning that the Echo Spot remains a voice-first experience. [Full Article...]

The OnePlus 6 launch date is May 16

The OnePlus 6 launch date is May 16 You can also attend the event for a nominal fee of 99 yuan (Rs 1,000). Stay tuned for more details! Amazon Prime members have the advantage of Prime Early Access where they will get the first opportunity to purchase the OnePlus 6 in an exclusive sale beginning at 12:00 IST on 21st May 2018. [Full Article...]

Spotify makes improvements to its ad-supported experience

Spotify makes improvements to its ad-supported experience Users will be able to play any song they want from any of those playlists and as many times as they want without having to shuffle. This will be available to both free and paid-for members, however, people who pay for Spotify can already save data by downloading songs to listen to offline, so the new mode is likely aimed more towards free users. [Full Article...]

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah The growing problem of plastic pollution has been the focus of this year's Earth Day. "Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics", according to Earth Day Network . [Full Article...]

First impression: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

First impression: Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 It has a neat display , and dual cameras with potential. The new device has 32GB/64GB internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB through a dedicated MicroSD card slot. It has a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and the depth sensor is a 5MP camera . For selfies, the company has tucked in an 8MP front-facing snapper with LED flash and Snapdragon camera app interface. [Full Article...]

Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property

Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property At the time, Hannity was quick to blame then-president Barack Obama for the crisis, while not disclosing that he was scooping up those foreclosed properties for his empire. Records show that Hannity used multiple LLCs to build a real estate portfolio with at least 877 residential units that he bought for a total of almost $89 million, the Guardian reported. [Full Article...]

Bucks Hammer Celtics For Playoff Win

Bucks Hammer Celtics For Playoff Win Now the series is 2-1 and the Bucks will try to make it 2-2 Sunday afternoon. "We're feeding off of the energy of the crowd". The Celtics hit 23 3-pointers in their two wins, and it was a huge difference in those games. The Bucks shot a blistering 57 percent from the field in Game 3 and knocked down 16 of 33 three point attempts. A lot was made of Rozier outplaying Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe... [Full Article...]

Court rejects Alfie Evans appeal

Court rejects Alfie Evans appeal Alfie's parents filed a petition to the Supreme Court after the UK Court of Appeal ruled this Monday against the parents' argument that their son was being unlawfully detained by the hospital. The parents of Alfie Evans have lost the latest round of their legal fight after failing to persuade Supreme Court justices to consider their case for a second time. [Full Article...]


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