January 24, 2018

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Tom Cruise films stunts in Paris for 'Mission: Impossible 6'


With this, speculations arise that the 54-year-old American actor will be paired with Chopra. The crew lets him swinging back and forth on the harness before bringing him back to earth. Rebecca Ferguson , Ving Rhames , and Simon Pegg were not around, but they are committed to reprising their roles from Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation . Read More »

Congress overturns internet privacy rules; can you still protect yourself?


Be prepared to bid adieu to your online privacy. The White House said Tuesday it "strongly supports" the repeal. The repealed law had set out to give more control to consumers over their privacy online, ensuring that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would have to notify their customers before collecting and sharing your online insight about your online behavior. Read More »

Google expands 'fact check' conclusions in news searches


This feature essentially validates a particular fact that you type in, from a renowned news publisher or a fact-checking organisation. The search engine giant is integrating an enhanced version of Fact Check tool that was first introduced in October a year ago to keep a check on fake news inflow. Read More »

United Airlines Flight 547 held at Pearson airport for US Customs probe


Customs and Border Protection confirmed. Normal operations have resumed at the Canadian airport after the investigation is now complete. Dal Gemmell is a passenger on the flight and said he has been waiting on the tarmac for 4 hours. Peel regional police say they are now responsible for the investigation, but have released no details and have not indicated if charges are pending. Read More »

YouTube Partner Program Restricted To Minimum 10000 Views

After today, however, that source of income will be shut down. As it grapples with the advertiser revolt, YouTube must walk a fine line between giving advertisers more control and alienating the creators who drive the site's popularity, analysts say. Read More »

SCOTT MORRISON: Australians do not trust big business


The tax reductions were the cornerstone of Morrison's annual budget announcement last May and were aimed at spurring growth in the economy as it shifts away from its reliance on mining investment. Morrison doesn't like playing rule-in-rule-out games before the budget, saying Australians would find out what was in the budget on the second Tuesday in May: "They are matters for the Commonwealth government, and the budget will be in May, and it will address our housing affordability package". Read More »

Facebook introduces new tool to help people spot false news


Lack of evidence or reliance on unnamed experts may indicate a false news story. However, other signals which will affect the ranking of articles in the news feed, such as whether a someone is less likely to share a story after they have read it, could affect legitimate publishers including established newspapers, as well as controversial digital outlets such as rightwing United States site Breitbart. Read More »

Uber resumes self-driving car program after brief suspension

Just this month Uber was reportedly given the green light to resume its California program after one of its self-driving cars was caught running a red light in December. According to press reports, the police in Tempe reported that the accident occurred when another vehicle did not give priority to Uber's auto. Experts in autonomous vehicles have stated that crashes involving driverless cars are to be expected. Read More »

Samsung's TV and watch OS is reportedly full of security holes


He added that it's surprising that "Everything you can do wrong there, they do it". When it was revealed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was able to monitor people through their smart Samsung televisions , some small sense of relief was to be found in the fact that any such operation required physical access to an older model from the South Korean manufacturer. Read More »

The governor's approval rating improves in HPU poll

A majority of men (51 percent) and white voters (48 percent) - groups that helped elect Trump - disapprove. Donald Trump's approval rating is going in one direction - down. That may be due to the fact that a majority of voters - 66 percent - believe President Obama deserves more credit than the current president when it comes to the current state of the economy . Read More »

BioWare Details Upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda Changes


During today, BioWare has published the release schedule for the upcoming patch which will improve the technical side of the controversial game of Mass Effect: Andromeda , the fourth installment of the acclaimed Sci-Fi RPG series. It stuck out to a number of fans (and news writers, looking for clues) pre-release, and many of us have been vaguely wondering where to get hold of it in the game. Read More »

Why Is Twitter Ditching The Egg Avatar?


According to the company, the move was made to encourage "people to express themselves" after noticing "an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behaviour". Some of these inactive accounts are nine or 10 years old. Some Twitter users weren't too pleased with the change, starting a hashtag NotMyEgg online. Read More »

Facebook launches Snapchat-style Stories with new in-app camera feature


Users will be able to share a picture privately with a friend, rather than to all of their friends, and add a picture to a gallery known as a " story ", similar to Snapchat . With a new Direct function, Facebook is helping users share photos and videos with specific friends. This new update is called Facebook Stories . Read More »

Who gets to ask questions at the White House briefing?

The California Republican's handling of the situation has prompted calls from every Democratic member of his committee, as well as at least one Republican lawmaker, for his recusal from the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election. Read More »

Join us for the launch of Samsung's latest flagship


The DeX station will be available globally with the Galaxy S8 devices and may be offered as a packaged bundle depending on region, said Samsung . A year ago the South Korean tech giant's launch of the Note 7 smartphone quickly degenerated into a PR nightmare of epic proportions. Read More »

Windows update will bring 3-D, game tools and less clutter

A new feature will allow Windows 10 users to easily live-stream games from their PCs, and chat with their viewers. Windows 10 build 15063 - which was recently made available to members of the Windows Insider program - is thought to be the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) build of the Creators Update , according to Neowin . Read More »

Google Calendar finally comes to the iPad

In other words, you no longer need the standalone app to get Gboard's in-keyboard access to search , GIFs and emoji across all your iOS apps. Google is providing more search options through 3D Touch on the app icon, which is now also featured throughout the Search app. Read More »

Germany says timetable 'damn narrow' for tough Brexit talks


Conflicting reports are being received about German chancellor Angela Merkel's response to Britain leaving the EU. "This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back", May said. He said he felt there was "no reason to pretend this is a happy day". "Most Europeans, including almost half the British voters, wish that we would stay together, not drift apart". Read More »

Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

Uber said it is investigating the incident, adding that there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving vehicle. Uber hasn't explained why it's resuming self-driving operations so rapidly after the incident, although it's safe to presume that the company might be confident that the crash didn't stem from any underlying problems with its autonomous testing, thus warranting resumption. Read More »

Intel's new Optane memory promises to supercharge your PC on the cheap


Intel's spanking new high-capacity Optane SSD is cool, but drives from other storage vendors based on the 3D Xpoint technology could be coming later this year. This resulted in machines that are bottlenecked on their drives. As we explained in our detailed analysis of Optane memory for servers , this Optane memory can be used to get more memory capacity for the dollar without sacrificing performance, or to act as a fast caching layer sitting in front of more capacious and less expensive ... Read More »