December 12, 2017

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Al Franken's selfish, damaging resignation speech


Though Franken apologized - Tweeden said she has received three apologies from the senator - as well as acknowledged some wrongdoing and called for an ethics investigation to be initiated, he resisted early calls for his resignation, even after additional accusations of misconduct surfaced. Read More »

Facebook Might Unbundle Instagram Messaging


Instagram is testing the app right now in Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay for both Android and iOS users. Once installed on a smartphone, the inbox in Instagram disappears and can then only be accessed from the Direct app. Read More »

Frosh Calls Concealed Carry Bill A 'Public Safety Disaster' In Making


Any rational person would assume, after the recent mass shootings in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas, that the subsidiary of the NRA known as the U.S. Detractors say the bill tramples states' rights and that gun permits differ from drivers' licenses, which are generally uniform across the country. Read More »

Scientists have discovered an incredible black hole


But this black hole arose in a universe that was only 690 million years old - not almost enough time to accumulate the mass needed to grow so big. Our understandings of the formation and beginnings of the universe suggest that a black hole with such a huge mass shouldn't actually have been able to form, scientists say. Read More »

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon streaming devices


Google blocked YouTube access via the Echo Show , Amazon's smart speaker with a touchscreen, on Tuesday and will stop supporting YouTube on Amazon's Fire TV set-top box on January 1. It stopped selling the Apple TV at the same time for the same reason. A couple of weeks ago, Echo Show users were told to use the web version of YouTube as a workaround, once again bringing the application back to the smart speaker. Read More »

Super Frost Moon Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend


At different stages in the moon's orbit around the earth it will be closer to us or further away. Though this event is actually the fourth supermoon of 2017, the first three were not visible to the naked eye because they occurred during a new moon, when the darkened face of the moon is facing Earth. Read More »

Cyber Monday Becomes 'Mobile Monday' With $6.5 Billion Revenue Haul


The Retail Federation noted that this year's shopping season includes four full weekends and one more shopping day than last year's , because Christmas falls on a Monday. 51 million people shopped in store, 58 million shopped online, and 65 million shopped both in-store and online. The fact that shopper visits outlasted intact on Black Friday demonstrates that physical retail is still highly appropriate and when done right, it was profitable. Read More »

Waze Adds Voice Commands, Motorcycle Mode, Carpool Lanes


Meanwhile, the new OK Waze feature lets you get directions , preview the route ahead, report a traffic jam, and add a pit stop, all with the sound of your voice. The Waze voice commands are already available in English for users in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Read More »

MacOS High Sierra has an embarrassing bug that gives anyone Admin access


This blocks the bug from creating another root account. Ben Johnson, the chief technology officer of Obsidian Security and a former U.S. National Security Agency computer scientist, described the flaw to IBT as "a hacker's dream". After going through the above steps, the attacker can then log out, and choose the "Other" option that appears on the login screen. They can change any users' password, allowing them to log in and access things like email and browser passwords. Read More »

In "Black Friday" buyers of Apple technology will receive gifts


IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here's how you can guarantee you're getting a good deal. With this deal (using the code BLACKFRI50 ) you can get the 32GB iPhone 7 in black with the same deal but £50 up front. The Macbook , Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro are all covered by the deal. Read More »

After Rajasthan And Madhyapradesh, Now Gujarat Govt Bans Padmavati


The film starring Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati , Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh as Sultan Alauddin Khilji was earlier scheduled to release on December 1. Bhansali has repeatedly rebuffed the charges but has been receiving brickbats. One of these groups even announced that they will offer Rs. 5 crore to anyone who will behead the director and chop off the actress's nose. Read More »

Apple Pushes HomePod Release to 2018


Next month, Google's Home Max speaker that likewise focuses on audio quality, and the Amazon Echo Spot, a mini speaker with a screen, go on sale. The Homepod is a cylindrical smart speaker that features seven-speaker arrayu of tweeters, a four-inch subwoofer, and a six-microphone array. Read More »

Want a Longer Leash on Life? Get a Dog


Previous research has proven pooches can be heart-healthy additions to the family through encouraging exercise and boosting social interaction, corresponding author Tove Fall and colleagues wrote in the study, published Friday in Nature: Scientific Reports . Read More »

Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi


Using four separate electric motors, the Semi will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in five seconds, compared with 15 seconds in a diesel cab, Musk said. As for jackknifing, Musk said it will be "impossible" thanks to the Semi's independent motors offering vehicle stability assist. According to Musk , the truck can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds when carrying a full load of 80,000 pounds-the maximum weight allowed on US roads. Read More »

Super Mario Animated Movie on the Way According to Reports

Illumination Entertainment is a well known animation studio, best known for their mid-budget, charming animated films that manage to make money off their high concepts. Polygon has reached out to both Nintendo and Illumination for comment. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's creative fellow and creator of the original Mario Bros . Read More »

IPhone X Face ID already tricked by $200 mask


Vietnamese security firm Bkav made a 3D printed mask with silicone features in order to trick Face ID into unlocking an iPhone. Bkav explains the method requires detailed measurements or a scan of the user's face, making it too advanced for your average hacker to take advantage of. Read More »

IPhone X users reporting 'crackling' sounds from earpiece speaker

All of them are going to sport a high screen-to-body ratio and there is also going to be an LCD model included. Now the recently released iPhone X still has a 3-4 week shipping estimate and Kuo expects production will rise 35-45 percent this quarter compared to last quarter to keep up with demand for the upcoming holiday season. Read More »

Twitter Has a White-Nationalist Verification Problem


White-nationalist figure Milo Yiannopoulos was "un-verified" previous year amid a free-speech controversy without much explanation, and has since been banned from the platform. Twitter verifies all kinds of accounts it considers "of public interest", including celebrities, athletes and journalists (hi!). (I'm not verified, but I recently applied to be.) When accounts are verified, they float to the top of the platform's search results for "top tweets". Read More »

Want to try the OnePlus 5T before anyone else?


Stating the first reason he writes - "Wired quick charging solutions like ours clearly outshine wireless on quantitative measures". Dash Charge is the fast charging technology by OnePlus which allow the OnePlus phones to gain a day's power by charging for only 30 minutes. Read More »

Revenge porn: Facebook wants nude photos

The new initiative is now being piloted in Australia in partnership with the Office of the eSafety Commissioner . Users wanting to take part in the scheme must first complete an online form on the Australian e-safety commissioner's website. Read More »

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro Resolutions Playing Diablo 3


It is very early days to be thinking about the next PlayStation or Xbox as the new iterations of these consoles are quite new. He added the fact that Sony and Microsoft are improving their gaming platforms with the Playstation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X, and believes that these new consoles will overall help improve the gaming industry. Read More »