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Google Chrome 64 Available in Beta with New Features

Google Chrome 64 Available in Beta with New Features The feature that everyone will be able to love is that it's now very easy to mute autoplay videos with sound across a whole website with just a couple of clicks. As Google has consistently harped about, the Chrome feature upgrades are engineered to eliminate incidents of abusive experience while browsing the vast expanse of the world wide web. [Full Article...]

Facebook launches Snooze feature to mute your annoying online pals (temporarily)

Tap on it and for the next 30 days, you won't see any of his/her/their posts on your news feed. The company claims that the Snooze feature will give users the option to temporarily unfollow a person, Page, or group for 30 days. To access the snooze feature, you need to click on the three horizontal dots to the right of the name of whatever friend / page / group, you want to mute. [Full Article...]

Civilian killed in Army firing in Kashmir

Civilian killed in Army firing in Kashmir A driver, Asif , according to local sources, received head injury due to bullet allegedly fired by Army in an ambush when he came out of his home to ferry a local patient to a hospital. The individuals were challenged by troops, however, they did not respond. "An investigation is in progress", he said. "There were some clashes at Batapora and Kralpora but we fired few teargas shells and the situa... [Full Article...]

BlackBerry will support BB10 until 2020, but the Priv has been flushed

BlackBerry will support BB10 until 2020, but the Priv has been flushed The Blackberry PRIV was launched in 2015 where the company promised to release updates to patch security vulnerabilities for 24 months. But this is not a full stop for Priv users. Since it's been two years since a BlackBerry 10 device has actually shipped, it makes sense the company would want to kill off these aging services. [Full Article...]

ABC shelves 'Great American Baking Show' amid harassment claims

ABC shelves 'Great American Baking Show' amid harassment claims American network ABC pulled the plug on The Great American Baking Show on Thursday after several women came forward accusing his fellow judge Johnny Iuzzini , 43, of sexual misconduct. ABC issued a statement in light of the allegations. According to Mic , one accuser says Iuzzini "had a habit of touching female employees' rear ends with items in the kitchen - knives, long vegetables and spo... [Full Article...]

Russia-Egypt direct flights may resume next February: minister

Russia's transportation minister says flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo are to resume in February after a two-year hiatus. While Cairo's worldwide airport completely complies with Russian safety requirements, airports in the resort cities of Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada still do not, Sokolov said in comments carried by state media. [Full Article...]

Amazon will once again sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast

Amazon will once again sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast Neither the Apple TV nor the Google Chromecast are now available on Amazon in the U.S., though that should change soon. Amazon.com will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday. [Full Article...]

GM Unveils 2019 Silverado Pickup

GM Unveils 2019 Silverado Pickup In 2015, Ford shed up to 700 lbs. from their F-150 by switching the truck's body to aluminum. At a glance it's apparent the new truck is more aerodynamic, with a sloping roofline and square-jawed front end. Watch for Ram to pull out all the stops to challenge Chevy and Ford's claims for fuel economy, towing capacity and more. "These trucks are incredibly important". [Full Article...]

Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls

Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls Eater reported that at least four women have accused Battali of groping them over a span of nearly 20 years, noting that he was "reprimanded for inappropriate behavior in the workplace as recently as two months ago" by Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company he co-owns with restaurateur Joe Bastianich. [Full Article...]

Microsoft files patent for foldable dual-screen notebook

Microsoft files patent for foldable dual-screen notebook Microsoft writes in the description about the hinge, "The present concepts relate to devices, such as computing devices employing hinge assemblies that can rotationally secure first and second device portions relative to a first hinge axis that relates to the first portion and a second hinge axis that relates to the second portion". [Full Article...]

Hackers use Triton malware to compromise critical safety systems at Schneider Electric

Hackers use Triton malware to compromise critical safety systems at Schneider Electric The malware has been alternately named Triton and Trisis, because it targeted the Triconex product line made by Schneider Electric . According to a report seen by Bleeping Computer before publication, the new TRITON malware was specifically built to interact with Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS ) controllers. [Full Article...]

Blue Origin Named Its Space Flight Dummy 'Mannequin Skywalker'

Blue Origin said it was planning "spaceflight operations" there and would cancel the NOTAM after the operations were complete. New Shepard - a rocket-capsule combo that Blue Origin is developing to take passengers and research payloads to suborbital space - lifted off from the company's test facility in West Texas, according to an FAA launch license that Geekwire noticed . [Full Article...]

AOL Instant Messenger Now Dead

AOL Instant Messenger Now Dead Sklar mentions how the Buddy List wasn't an AIM feature from the start; at first, users had to request information about their contacts' online status one at a time, and they even had to know the person's username to do it. Back in March, AOL cut off connections to AOL instant messenger from third-party chat clients. If we look at the demographics of today's world, so many people in business and... [Full Article...]

Bungie kicks off the holiday season with Destiny 2 'The Dawning' event

Bungie kicks off the holiday season with Destiny 2 'The Dawning' event Of course, it's available through Eververse, the place where you can either pay real money or grind out currency slowly in-game. The Dawning will begin Tuesday, December 19, and run until Tuesday, January 9. Firstly, you've got the fancy new armor outfits for the Hunter, Titan, and Warlock classes pictured just below, which you'll be able to obtain through the new Dawning Engrams . [Full Article...]

262 journalists imprisoned by 'world's worst jailers', CPJ reports

262 journalists imprisoned by 'world's worst jailers', CPJ reports Exacerbated by President Donald Trump's anti-press rhetoric, a record number of journalists worldwide are now behind bars for reporting or commenting on news events according to an annual survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). [Full Article...]

Redbox Launches a New On-Demand Streaming Service

Redbox Launches a New On-Demand Streaming Service The new service now is available on Redbox's site, iOS and Android devices, and Apple TV , Google's Chromecast , Roku , and LG and Samsung smart TVs. Customers can rent movies and television shows from $1.99 to $3.99 and purchase digital copies for $9.99. "We know consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to subscription streaming services, but no other brand is as closely associated ... [Full Article...]

A new fully loaded iMac Pro costs as much as a vehicle

A new fully loaded iMac Pro costs as much as a vehicle If our exclamation points aren't giving it away, that is a tremendous amount of computing power in a 27 inch design, though it's one that will need the right software to take advantage of. A very small change in the exchange rate could see Australian iMac Pros actually cheaper than their USA counterparts. Despite its sleek design, Apple was able to pack the iMac Pro with powerful workstation per... [Full Article...]

Vivo Likely To Beat Samsung, Apple To Introduce Display Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

Vivo Likely To Beat Samsung, Apple To Introduce Display Integrated Fingerprint Sensor Analyst Patrick Moorhead got a chance to experience a pre-production Vivo smartphone equipped with a Synaptics' in-display fingerprint sensor called Clear ID. Synaptics claims that its in-house technology is as faster alternative biometrics such as 3D facial recognition like Apple's Face ID and is highly secured. [Full Article...]

Take-Two Forms Private Division To Publish Games From Veteran Indies

Take-Two Forms Private Division To Publish Games From Veteran Indies Take-Two Interactive's stable includes 2K, Rockstar Games, and now a newly-formed third publishing label, Private Division, which will focus on independent studios with proven talent. Take-Two already has an initial lineup of Private Division games, all of which are made by teams of veteran game devs, many from the triple-A game industry. [Full Article...]

Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month

Facebook To Test Pre-Roll Ads On Videos Starting Next Month Facebook said it will start formally testing the format next year, according to Ad Age. That limit was 90 seconds before. The reason for putting ads in the front versus the middle for videos under the " Watch " tab is because Facebook thinks our intentions are different when watching a video in our News Feed, versus going to the " Watch " tab. [Full Article...]


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