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Facebook announces anti-harassment tools

Facebook announces anti-harassment tools The new automated feature allows them to quickly identify fake accounts and block them at the registration level. The social network will automatically disable notifications about that message and move it to your filtered messages folder. Only the user who has blocked an account will be able to initiate the conversation with the offending person. According to Antigone Davis, the global head of ... [Full Article...]

Android apps must have 64-bit support by August 2019

Google says that starting in August 2018 all new apps submitted will need to target Android Oreo , and in November 2018 updates to existing apps will need to do the same. It could effectively put a curb on manufacturers with low end devices that, for one reason or another, slap on an ancient version of Android. The search gaint has been working hard on improving the Google Play experience f... [Full Article...]

Chrome's Built-In Ad Blocker Will Start Blocking Ads on February 15, 2018

That's because Google will regularly track whether a site's ads violate the standards of the Coalition for Better Ads , a trade group that counts tech companies like Google and Facebook, but also media companies like News Corp. Website admins can use Googles Ad Experience Report to identify which ads dont comply with Better Ads Standards . All of this information can be found in the Ad ... [Full Article...]

DRAGON BALL FighterZ & DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 Update Extravaganza

DRAGON BALL FighterZ & DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 Update Extravaganza Bandai Namco has confirmed another selection of characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ , including Dragon Ball Super's Beerus, Hit and Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black , all of which are present in the new trailers embedded below. However, little is known about Fu besides the fact that he wields a ninja sword and executes swift attacks. - A new story mode where your Time Patroller embarks on a mi... [Full Article...]

Jeep Cherokee's new look revealed for 2019

Jeep Cherokee's new look revealed for 2019 Today, still in its 5th-generation guise since 2013, Jeep is updating their popular Cherokee for 2019 with an updated exterior design the company feels is more premium. In the Compass the emphasis has been on 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesels which are likely to be carried forward on to the new Cherokee when it arrives in Britain. [Full Article...]

Android Oreo inbound for ZTE Axon 7

The beta update is now only available to a very limited number of Mi Mix 2 users. Currently, Android Oreo is present on 0.4% of devices and is actively growing. Xposed was most recently updated to support Android Nougat a few months ago, but Android Oreo support is already on the horizon. As it is the beta program, the users might experience bugs those will be resolved only with a stable version... [Full Article...]

Honda Insight bound for 2018 Detroit auto show

Honda Insight bound for 2018 Detroit auto show The new Insight is expected to hit the market next summer. "With its sophisticated styling, dynamic stance, ample interior space and best-in-class performance, the all-new Insight embodies Honda's approach to creating electrified vehicles without the typical tradeoffs", said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda ... [Full Article...]

Google brings a Chrome… installer… to the Microsoft Store ars_ab.settitle(1234555)

Google brings a Chrome… installer… to the Microsoft Store ars_ab.settitle(1234555) Google Chrome doesn't use Microsoft's rendering engine, obviously, and as such isn't actually allowed on the Store. The listing is just a download link for the Chrome browser. The Electron framework uses Chromium (the open source core of Chrome) to host desktop applications written using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. So, when you install the aptly-named " Google Chrome Installer" what you get is ... [Full Article...]

December Android Security update for Nokia 6 available now [Changelog]

December Android Security update for Nokia 6 available now [Changelog] Followed by the Nokia 5 just last week. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update. Details are scant, but the documentation refers to a smallish phone that's only 133 mm x 68 mm (5.23 x 2.67 inches), and, well, that's about the only information we know. [Full Article...]

Switch mobile network via a free text message from 2019

Switch mobile network via a free text message from 2019 The regulator has addressed a problem faced by many phone users (nearly 40% of them) who say they have experienced a major difficulty and seven out of 10 have had at least one issue in switching providers. One of the biggest challenges is simply speaking to a current provider because they'll keep people hanging on the line in a bid to persuade them not to switch. [Full Article...]

Catherine remake is in the works for PS4, Vita

The new version of the puzzle game, which is in development for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita , is going to feature some brand new content not found in the original release such as a third Catherine , new cutscenes for the previous heroines, new endings, new events and more. [Full Article...]

Japanese researchers develop self-healing glass "by accident"

Japanese researchers develop self-healing glass Now that mobile phones have become a necessity in everyday life and a very large amount of the population carry the device, a common thought across peoples minds is the breaking of your precious phone screen and the annoyance of having to go and get it replaced. [Full Article...]

Pixel 2 USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working? Try These Solutions

Pixel 2 USB-C Headphone Jack Adapter Not Working? Try These Solutions Users on the official Google Support forum have been reporting a problem with slower fingerprint reader response speeds. Google is now rolling out a "Hey, Google" option for Assistant, which should, theoretically, fix this issue. If this is not a hardware-related issue, it might have something to do with the software. Well, this looks quite frustrating as people don't want to update their ... [Full Article...]

Facebook says number of government data requests up considerably

Facebook says number of government data requests up considerably Facebook released a biannual Transparency Report on Monday, that, among other details, shows the company quadrupled its removal of certain content when compared to the second half of 2016. The huge increase in requests was largely made up from law enforcement in Mexico, with Facebook saying they restricted a video of a January school shooting in Monterrey. [Full Article...]

That weird 'alien probe' asteroid might not be an asteroid after all

That weird 'alien probe' asteroid might not be an asteroid after all An global team of researchers led by Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has confirmed that the 400-meter-long (1,300 ft) spindle is a rocky object containing water ice that is coated with organic-rich substances coming from a planetary system similar to ours and it has been floating through space for millions of years. [Full Article...]

Lord of the Rings SHOCK: Ian McKellen set to reprise Gandalf AGAIN?

Lord of the Rings SHOCK: Ian McKellen set to reprise Gandalf AGAIN? That hasn't stopped fans from wondering if certain beloved characters from Jackson's trilogy might appear, including Gandalf ( Ian McKellan) and Gollum (Andy Serkis). In response, McKellen stated, "What do you mean, another Gandalf?" The Lord of the Rings TV show is still in the earliest stages of development, but Ian McKellen said that he hasn't had any conversations about appearing on the... [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi A1 special Red Edition is announced in India for ₹12999

Xiaomi Mi A1 special Red Edition is announced in India for ₹12999 Xiaomi Mi A1 runs on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box and Android 8.0 Oreo beta for this phone is already rolled out. The Xiaomi Mi A1 has very distinctive feature compared to the other Xiaomi smartphones that are launched in India. [Full Article...]

Share Activity Lifted for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

Share Activity Lifted for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Pictet & Cie Europe Sa who had been investing in Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $446.74 billion market cap company. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.01 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 0.79 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 29 investors sold MELI shares while 96 reduced holdings. [Full Article...]

This very legit-looking Cuphead port on iTunes is actually completely fake

The iTunes App Store is notoriously bad for accepting forgeries, rip-offs and other illegitimate apps that crib off popular games of the moment. Studio MDHR never announced that Cuphead was coming to iOS, so you'd think the absence of such an announcement would tip off whoever was approving the app over at Apple HQ. [Full Article...]

Scrolling on Facebook can 'affect mood'

Scrolling on Facebook can 'affect mood' The biggest social media company has tried to provide the much-needed but indecisive answer to this question before it gets too late. Facebook's response was the second time in a week that the social media giant has engaged with Palihapitiya's comments, though the debate is only one facet in a wide-ranging discourse that is now taking place in the technology industry, specifically in relation ... [Full Article...]


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