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McCain joins Dems on bill to regulate social media ads

McCain joins Dems on bill to regulate social media ads They were joined on the bill by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that would require major social media platforms to label political ads in much the same way they're disclosed on television and radio. An executive from Alphabet Inc's Google unit also is expected to appear at public hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees, but the company has not yet said who will testify. [Full Article...]

Alphabet invests $1 billion in Lyft

Alphabet invests $1 billion in Lyft Dara Khosrowshahi rushes to clean up the messes left by his aggressive, rule-bending predecessor Travis Kalanick , he also faces an increasingly formidable challenge in Lyft, the smaller, friendlier ride-sharing upstart that Uber repeatedly tried to sabotage. [Full Article...]

Minecraft's latest update brings new additions for players around various devices

Minecraft's latest update brings new additions for players around various devices One of the advantages of buying an Xbox One X is that some games you already own may be Xbox One X Enhanced: The developers have agreed to author additional high-definition content for Xbox One X owners. In preparation for its upcoming launch on November 7, Microsoft began pushing what it calls its Fall Update for the Xbox One to consoles on Monday. [Full Article...]

Mercedes 400000-car recall in the United Kingdom: which models are affected

Mercedes-Benz has announced a major recall which could affect as many as 400,000 cars in the UK. The company said 400,000 vehicles in Great Britain and "a few hundred thousand" in Germany were impacted as well, but it doesn't have a complete total yet. [Full Article...]

President Trump breaks silence on death on Green Berets killed in Niger

President Trump breaks silence on death on Green Berets killed in Niger It's the toughest, the toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed . When Trump was pressed on the easily fact checked claim that Obama didn't call Gold Star families after soldiers were killed in action, the president walked the brazen statement back a little. [Full Article...]

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Platform Blast

Coast Guard Responds to Oil Platform Blast Coast Guard. Two other people were taken to a hospital in Metairie and discharged overnight. A Louisiana sheriff says three people remain in critical condition, with two of them in a burn unit after an explosion on an oil and gas platform on a lake near New Orleans. [Full Article...]

Aston Martin unveils the drop-top DB11 Volante Convertible

Aston Martin unveils the drop-top DB11 Volante Convertible The combination of acoustic and insulation materials takes 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close, and can be used at speeds of up to 31 miles per hour with a 31 miles per hour headwind. Drivers can go through three different powertrain modes which each altering the engine and eight-speed automatic transmission mapping, and the limited-slip differential which offers torque vectoring for optimum c... [Full Article...]

Mark Zuckerberg Unveils $199, Wireless Virtual Reality Headset

Mark Zuckerberg Unveils $199, Wireless Virtual Reality Headset However, it won't have any positional tracking, which means that high-end VR apps available on the Oculus Rift headset won't run on the device. The new headset is Oculus's first standalone product, and it'll cost $199. Will Mark Zuckerberg reach his ambitious goal of getting "1 billion people in virtual reality"? The display is a fast-switch LCD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, ... [Full Article...]

Honor 6C Pro with Android 7.0 Nougat, 3GB RAM announced

Honor 6C Pro with Android 7.0 Nougat, 3GB RAM announced Huawei Honor 6C Pro featuring 5.2-inch HD display , 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage , 13 MP main camera officially launches in Russian Federation. On the battery side, it carries a 3,340 mAh battery . Apart from that, there is a standard Micro-USB port, a top-mounted 3.5 mm audio jack and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Even as the Honor 6C Pro looks identical to the Honor 6C, there are some no... [Full Article...]

Facebook Users Experience Downtime Of Popular Website

Facebook Users Experience Downtime Of Popular Website After registering hundred of complaints, Facebook took a look into the matter and accepted that there were some problems. We've reached out to Facebook for more information about the outage and will update the story when we hear back. [Full Article...]

Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1

Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1 The gaming hardware company launched a teaser on Wednesday, showing a man holding a phone-sized device. "We realized that a lot of our gamers are also passionate about the mobile gaming market, so we've done a couple of moves", he said talking about the smartphone market and why Razer intends to launch its own handset. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL have automatic DND mode for driving

Now, Google posted some unedited sample photos from the Pixel 2 camera and they so stunning that it is hard to believe that it's a smartphone camera. There is an adapter which is included in the box of both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that connect to USB-C and converts to the 3.5 mm headphone port. Google announced two devices last week which include the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . [Full Article...]

Google 'uncovers Russia-linked ads' before USA vote

Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. It is possible that numerous accounts are not tied to the IRA, and that the scope of Russian meddling extends beyond what Facebook and Twitter have identified so far. [Full Article...]

Nokia abandons VR, to cut 310 jobs

Nokia's had a very frantic last few years, being taken over then sold by Microsoft and with the brand effectively being killed in between that time. Further details are awaited. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry's most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, ... [Full Article...]

Google Home Mini And Home Max Revealed

Google Home Mini And Home Max Revealed Google's Home Mini will retail for Dollars $49 and can be pre-ordered today with a full release scheduled for October 19th. Google Home Max is twenty times more powerful than the Home. Google Assistant is also getting a new feature called Broadcast, which allows you to send out alerts to all Google Home devices in your home, acting like a very basic intercom system. [Full Article...]

If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead

Windows Experience chief Joe Belfiore has confirmed via Twitter that the company has put the platform in "service mode" - so bug fixes and security patches for Kevin, but no more development. In other words, Windows phones are really dead now, including the so-called Surface Phone . Over the weekend, t'was a Tweet that killed Windows Phone for real. [Full Article...]

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps calls for leadership contest

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps calls for leadership contest Divisions over the future of British Prime Minister Theresa May have burst into the open with a former chairman of her party saying 30 Conservative members of Parliament have backed a plot to topple her. He revealed that No 10 was aware of his discontent and had urged him not to go public. Shapps was not clear about how many signatures had been collected, only saying "not as many as 50". [Full Article...]

Time for a fiesta! It's National Taco Day

Time for a fiesta! It's National Taco Day You can also ask your server to "taco bout it" for a free crispy beef taco with entree purchase. But for the more authentic Taco adventure, check out the The Bee's "Ultimate Taco Guide," which breaks down the top 10 vendors from this past summer's Taco Truck Throwdown 7. [Full Article...]

'Trump dossier' on Russian Federation links now part of special counsel's probe

'Trump dossier' on Russian Federation links now part of special counsel's probe Burr said that based on the committee's findings, there is evidence that Russian Federation wanted to "create chaos at every level" during this past year's election. "They hacked into political files, released those files, in an effort to influence the election", Warner said. "They were indiscriminate", Burr said of the ads and other social media activity. [Full Article...]

Former Equifax CEO Apologizes for Massive Data Breach

Former Equifax CEO Apologizes for Massive Data Breach One of three main credit reporting agencies in the USA next to Experian and TransUnion , Equifax stores a trove of highly sensitive personal and financial details about consumers. "Can you explain to the American people, not just as consumers who have been exposed and breached here, but as taxpayers, why in the world should you get a no-bid contract right now?" Sen. [Full Article...]


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