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Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

The Shazam app allows users to identify the music that's playing nearby, such as a song in a restaurant or cafe. We have heard that the deal is being signed this week, and will be announced on Monday, although that could always change. It made a statutory pre-tax loss of £4 million ($5.3 million) in 2016, which was still a loss but significantly smaller than the £16.6 million loss in FY 2015. [Full Article...]

Modi tears into Aiyar again while Rahul attempts damage control

Modi tears into Aiyar again while Rahul attempts damage control Gujarat goes to polls tomorrow for the first phase of the elections. "Can Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) ever show such conviction?" he posted on the micro-blogging site. Modi initially mentioned the " neech " jibe by Aiyar, for which the Congress has suspended him, and said the people's reply would be known when the votes were counted on December 18. [Full Article...]

Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 Delayed

Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 Delayed Ubisoft says that the additional development time will allow it "to continue running test phases and allow as many of you as possible to get hands-on with the game". Ubisoft didn't go into detail about this title but did mention it's a "franchise" game. Ubisoft has had a strong 2017, with multiplayer hits like " Rainbow Six: Siege " continuing to hold players' attention while mostly single-p... [Full Article...]

Google shuts down Chrome 'apps' section on Mac and Windows

Google shuts down Chrome 'apps' section on Mac and Windows However, Apps will still be available on Chrome OS-powered devices, like Chromebooks, and they're accessible via direct links to their Chrome Web Store pages. PWAs use the modern web capabilities to deliver an app-like experience to the web or desktop users. With the shutdown of Chrome Apps, Google is working to bring Progressive Web Apps ( PWAs ) to the desktop. [Full Article...]

IIHS Top Safety Rating: Only 15 Cars Make Cut for 2018

IIHS Top Safety Rating: Only 15 Cars Make Cut for 2018 To qualify for the TPS + award, vehicles must also earn an acceptable rating in a new passenger-side small overlap front test introduced by the IIHS for 2018. For small sized vehicles the Kia Forte, Kia Soul, Subaru Impreza and Subaru WRX came out on top. The Crosstrek and the Forester earn TOP SAFETY PICK, also with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. [Full Article...]

GM's Marketplace adds shopping features to your car's infotainment system

GM's Marketplace adds shopping features to your car's infotainment system The auto in the promotional video for the Markeplace app seems to be stopped before the driver makes most of his interactions with the screen, but at that point, it seems easier to just do it on your phone. Marketplace is being offered on millions of 2017-18 model-year GM vehicles with compatible infotainment systems and embedded OnStar 4G LTE capabilities. [Full Article...]

Woman Who Disappeared After Tinder Date Found Dead, Family Says

Sydney Loofe was reported missing by a friend November 16 after she missed a shift at work. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said "digital evidence" had led authorities to a body in rural Clay County on Monday afternoon. This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. Wilber was also the last place where Loofe's cellphone pi... [Full Article...]

Nintendo and Nvidia bring HD Wii games to Shield TV in China

Nintendo and Nvidia bring HD Wii games to Shield TV in China We're not jealous at all. Though these releases are limited to China, the very fact that first-party Nintendo games are up and running in HD on the Shield TV will no doubt intrigue fans elsewhere. The announcement notes more games are on the way, including Super Mario Galaxy . This has ensured that gamers eager to play a new version of Mario Kart can only do so if they buy a Nintendo machin... [Full Article...]

Amazon launches Prime programme in Singapore

Amazon launches Prime programme in Singapore This will largely be of interest to merchants who sell on Amazon.com, as Prime Singapore offers free 2-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items but more importantly free worldwide delivery on millions more items from Amazon US. Amazon Prime is also available in India and Japan, so its Asian penetration is growing quickly to encompass a large portion of the fast-growing region. [Full Article...]

YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates

YouTube on Amazon devices feud escalates Amazon and Google are acting like a couple of teenagers. An Amazon spokesperson commented that " Google is setting a disappointing precedent by selectively blocking customer access to an open website". 16, 2015. But as Google ramps up its voice assistant game, and Amazon pushes ahead with Prime video, these two are just hurting their customers' experiences. [Full Article...]

Trade deficit narrows to $1.5 billion in October

Trade deficit narrows to $1.5 billion in October Exports were unchanged at US$195.9 billion, but services exports were also the highest on record at US$65.6 billion. The Trump administration has focused its trade policy efforts on lowering the trade deficit, arguing that the United States has been shafted in trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement. [Full Article...]

Airliner Witnessed North Korean Missile Test

Airliner Witnessed North Korean Missile Test Given the arbitrary nature of the tests, it is possible that a North Korean missile could hit an airplane traveling through airspace near the launch site. In response to the test last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China to do more to rein in North Korea, specifically through restraining the country's oil supply. [Full Article...]

Tyronn Lue on Derrick Rose's return to Cavs

Tyronn Lue on Derrick Rose's return to Cavs Derrick Rose has returned to Cleveland and has reportedly chose to continue his National Basketball Association career with the Cavaliers . Rose chose to leave the team to evaluate his life and career, and speculation about the point guard retiring began to swirl online. [Full Article...]

Ex Stanford University Swimmer Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ex Stanford University Swimmer Found Guilty of Sexual Assault The New York Daily News reported on Saturday, December 2, that lawyers for the former Stanford University swimmer described his first trial as a "detailed and lengthy set of lies" and also claimed that Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky "neglected to tell jurors to consider lesser criminal charges". [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge now available publicly on iOS and Android

Microsoft Edge now available publicly on iOS and Android We are pleased to announce that we're removing the " preview " label from our Android and iOS app. Microsoft has just released its famed Edge browser on the App Store , allowing you to move content and pick where you left off on your PC or iPhone. [Full Article...]

Alfa Romeo Sauber unveil slick vehicle, young driver

Alfa Romeo Sauber unveil slick vehicle, young driver While Sauber is not a competitive team and Leclerc will likely struggle to score points by finishing races in the top 10, this will be a great opportunity for him to showcase his driving talent to some of the sport's top teams. Leclerc has risen rapidly through the single-seater ranks, winning the GP3 title previous year before his F1 championship triumph this season. A plan to run Honda engin... [Full Article...]

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon Going to miss Sunday's supermoon? Unusual astronomical phenomenon called the Supermoon, or perigee moon.The orbit of the moon around the Earth in form is not a flawless circle, and a few stretches. There will be one on New Year's Day followed by another on January 31, which, according to NASA, will be a "super blue blood moon". You'll be able to watch the supermoon starting on Sunday Dec. [Full Article...]

Google cracks down on apps with shady lock screen ads

Google cracks down on apps with shady lock screen ads Through an update to the Google Play Policy Center , Google revealed it is banning apps from its store that introduce ads to a handset's lock screen. The main screen of Datally shows you how much of data you've used today. While other finance apps boasted of one of a kind features, Google Finance only provided the basic functionalities. [Full Article...]

Southgate warns against writing off Tunisia and Panama

Southgate warns against writing off Tunisia and Panama Despite being handed a relatively kind draw, Southgate says his men must do the background work to ensure they are prepared to deliver the goods when they come up against Tunisia and Panama. Now, the country knows what's coming and they can get excited. Danger lurked throughout the 32-team draw for the World Cup but England avoided the toughest opposition as they were drawn, by Diego Maradon... [Full Article...]

Micromax Launches Affordable Smartphone Bharat 5; Will Compete With Redmi 5A

Micromax Launches Affordable Smartphone Bharat 5; Will Compete With Redmi 5A It comes with a 5.2-inch HD (1280x720p) display on the front. The performance on the Micromax Bharat 5 is going to be lacklustre as it has just 1GB of RAM . The battery of the phone is 5000mAh and that is why the tagline of the Micromax Bharat 5 smartphone is " The Power of 5 ". Now, the Bharat 5 is the successor to that series. [Full Article...]


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