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Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

Palmer Luckey, one of the biggest forces behind the Oculus Rift headset and co-founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus , is leaving the company, according to a report from UploadVR . That spurred Facebook's purchase of Oculus for almost $3 billion i...

Xbox One update for March introduces the Beam livestreaming service

If you do not have a custom background set, you'll see that the updated Home also spotlights the game you're now playing by featuring hero art as your Xbox background. "We're excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox...

Ford Recalls Heavy Duty Trucks and Smaller Crossovers and Vans

So far, Ford is aware of 29 reports of engine fires. In North America, the engine fire recall includes the 2014 Escape SUV, the 2014 and 2015 compact Fiesta ST, the 2013 and 2014 Fusion midsize auto, and the 2013 through 2015 Transit Connection s...

Truecaller 8 now gives more control to your mobile calling

Truecaller entered into a partnership with Airtel to launch " Airtel Truecaller ID ", a feature that brings caller ID functions on a feature phone. Audio Calls haven't made it to our devices as yet, but should work similarly to video calls, though ...

Half of Android devices are still not getting security patches

What are the best new features in Android O? The developer preview is available to download and install, but you need to have a Nexus or Pixel phone for that. The mode will let users handle multi-tasking with one window inside the other. Still, t...

New Star Wars Episode 8, Han Solo Movie Details

Star Wars: The Last Jedi won't be altered in wake of Carrie Fisher's death, film bosses have confirmed. "We're not changing "eight" to deal with her passing", he told a University of Southern California conference. Well, Lord and Miller have ce...

Ad Industry, Broadband Carriers Cheer Senate Vote To Scrap Privacy Rules

The resolution would also prevent the FCC from trying to protect consumers and their data ever again, assuming it passes. "Advertisers and marketers are lining up to get access to all the information that's now available about us", said Jeff Ch...

Ebay to start guaranteed three-day delivery on 20 million items

According to eBay , if a guaranteed item arrives late, the buyer can have the shipping cost refunded. The Delivery Guarantee program just ensures that your products arrive in three days or less. Brett Thome, vice-president of business development ...

Royal Jordanian Airlines reportedly bans all electronic devices from carry-on luggage

The statement said that "following instructions from the concerned USA departments", the airline would be banning any electronic device in flight cabins except for "cellular telephones and medical devices". No American carriers are impacted by the ...

Google and Facebook in European Cross Hairs Over Hate Speech

It has provoked debate in the industry and earlier today the Guardian took the dramatic step of canceling all ads on Google and YouTube in protest following further revelations from the Times . "Google, Facebook and others are media companies an...

Google Guetzli compression algorithm squeezes more out of JPEGs

The new encoder is called Guetzli - Swiss German for " cookie ", apparently - and according to Google, it can create "high quality JPEG images with file sizes 35 percent smaller than now available methods". It would be interesting to see if Guetzl...

Honda WR-V launched in India at Rs 7.75 lakh

The WR-V is priced at Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and comes with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine. Motivation for this pint-sized crossover comes from the same engine options as the Jazz - a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol ...

Two men attack commuters with axe at Dusseldorf rail station

Counter-terrorism police were reportedly dispatched to the scene and were able to arrest two people. Earlier this evening a terrified passenger claimed on Twitter that a "crazy man" attacked people in the station. Bruno Macedo tweeted: "Man with ...

Nintendo advises consumers against using Switch Joy-Cons near aquariums

More generally, it's also a good idea to minimize the distance between you and your Switch. The touchscreen allows you to quickly change your profile name and type friend codes. Still, GI.biz reports that most major retailers were very pleased w...

China reins in defence spending as Donald Trump boosts military budget

While China will increase spending by $9.7, a total that has reached a record of $145 billion in their country for the first time. The announcement comes just days after President Donald Trump announced a 10 percent splurge in United States defence...

GST rollout likely by July 1, says Jaitley

Meanwhile, talking about passing the Bill in Parliament, Jaitley said, "C-GST, I-GST and UT-GST law will be taken to Parliament in the second half of Budget Session beginning March 9". There won't be a higher rate of taxation. Further, the 4-slab r...

Analyst Research and Recommendations: Office Depot, Inc. (ODP), Cemtrex, Inc. (CETX)

The stock has a market capitalization of $2.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.89 and a beta of 3.26. Sales at Lowe's stores open more than 13 months rose 5.1 percent in the fourth quarter ended February 3, above the average estimate of a ris...

New Spotify HiFi In The Works, Will Cost Up To $10 More

Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless audio version of its streaming service, according to multiple sources. It remains to be seen how much Spotify will actually charge when Hi-Fi does launch, but it's clear that the Swedish firm is throwing the ...

Georges St. Pierre gets opponent for UFC return

But after almost four years off, White admitted he didn't even think St-Pierre would be back in the Octagon at all. Bisping, who is now recovering from an injury, defended his belt in 2016 vs. St-Pierre hinted last summer that he was preparing for a ...

Berkshire Hathaway Q4 Profit Up 15%

Yet Buffett said most stock investors are better off with low-priced index funds than paying higher fees to managers who often underperform. After struggling for many years following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, airlin...

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Samsung Galaxy S10 to Add iPhone X-esque 3D Facial Recognition

Currently, uBreakiFix has more than 300 locations, but that's expected to expand by almost 200 more by early 2019. Unfortunately, unless you're an Apple customer, getting an...

The Next Hearthstone Expansion Is Called The Witchwood

There's also a tease for a Hagatha card, for those of you that have been waiting for a new Hero card. They all had a good laugh about it later. As you can see in the trailer ab...

Windows 10 S Coming soon to all editions of Windows 10

Well, even though it even received an encouragement from Google, this operating system was not received well. Some Windows 10 users will now see this screen. Those who have Windo...

How To Use Google Lens On Any Android Phone?

Also worth mentioning is that flashing the system image will keep users from getting OTA updates, so you'll have to manually flash the image for each new build that comes in, inclu...

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Updated With New Map and Mode

During Activision Blizzard's Q4 call to investors, Activision's Eric Hirshberg confirmed Treyarch was developing this year's Call of Duty , and wished he could talk more about i...

Lawsuit: YouTube divisions job postings exclude white and Asian men

In August 2017, the Guardian revealed that more than 60 current and former Google employees were considering bringing a lawsuit against the company, alleging sexism and pay dis...

Electric vehicle boom drives Apple to stock up on cobalt

Reports indicate that now about a quarter of all cobalt mined globally is used in smartphones and the demand for cobalt is expected to boom by 2030. SK Innovation, which plans ...

Facebook Will Reportedly Launch Two Smart Speakers With Displays In July

Furthermore, Portal will come with more social networking functions and benefit from the music licensing contracts that Facebook has signed with Sony Music Entertainment and ...

Tata 45X, H5X concepts revealedFuturistic pair point to company's future product

The home-grown vehicle manufacturer, Tata Motors too has displayed two of its EVs, the all-electric versions of the Tiago & the Tigor at the 2018 Auto Expo. It has rolled out th...

Amazon releases Super Bowl ad, Alexa loses voice — GeekWire

While Google's digital voice assistant Google Home can offer voice access to a world of knowledge, if you ask it to send a text message, it replies: 'Sorry, I can't send texts ...

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Strava tracking data reveals locations of secret military bases

Strava tracking data reveals locations of secret military bases

When Strava , an exercise-tracking firm, past year published a "heat map" of its user activity around the world, it probably didn't expect the data representation to cause a na...

Your can now preorder Apple's HomePod smart speaker for $349

Your can now preorder Apple's HomePod smart speaker for $349

What we suspect, though, is that most people also have one or two uses for their smart speaker that are more on the fringe, and this is where Alexa's Skills mean it could h...

Google Play Introduces Audiobooks: Assistant Can Read Books In Spanish

Google Play Introduces Audiobooks: Assistant Can Read Books In Spanish

As the name suggests, you can now instruct your Google Assistant - regardless of the device you're using - be it your Android phone, tablet or Google Home to read a book of...

5 things we learned in the Premier League

5 things we learned in the Premier League

It was fantastic to see Liverpool defeat Manchester City, but the fact City came back from 4-1 down to 4-3 shows how The Reds struggle to see games out. "We had to play footb...

Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown

Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown

Cook added that the company would also provide information about the current health of a user's battery. Apple came under fire for purposefully throttling older iPhone perfor...