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Snapchat introduces a redesigned app that separates your friends from brands

Snapchat introduces a redesigned app that separates your friends from brands It will begin appearing later this week for a small test group, and is expected to roll out more broadly in coming weeks. When you open the app, you arrive at the camera page, where you can record Snaps to share with friends. Back in April, we wrote that Snap was shooting itself in the foot by not putting your best friends' Stories first like Instagram does, rather than highlighting the ... [Full Article...]

BMW i8 Roadster revealed as its most gorgeous hybrid yet

BMW i8 Roadster revealed as its most gorgeous hybrid yet Pricing will be announced closer to that date. BMW has been teasing this model for quite some time, but we finally get the chance to see it uncovered. Both cars can reach a top speed of 155mph. The 2019 i8 Roadster doesn't look that different from the coupe, other than the different top and the fact that the two rear seats have been removed. [Full Article...]

Microsoft plans a multibillion-dollar overhaul of its Redmond headquarters

Microsoft plans a multibillion-dollar overhaul of its Redmond headquarters Apple Inc. opened its sprawling new main campus in Cupertino, California, earlier this year, while Amazon.com Inc.is now looking for a city to host a second headquarters projected to cost more than $5 billion. Microsoft says it will help in the design of energy-smart buildings. Further, Smith told GeekWire that the company does not intend to offload any of its downtown Bellevue space or vac... [Full Article...]

180 people file sexual assault lawsuits against Massage Envy

180 people file sexual assault lawsuits against Massage Envy A former Massage Envy masseuse in Greenville had his license revoked earlier this year, over a sexual assault claim. "I was feeling shame, which I understand from lots of therapy is very common", she said. She says it happened while she was making minimum wage, working as a receptionist at a Massage Envy in Glendale, California, and getting a complimentary massage. [Full Article...]

Unlocked HTC U11 to get Android 8.0 Oreo update today

Unlocked HTC U11 to get Android 8.0 Oreo update today Thos in the U.S. can also look out for the update starting today. HTC started rolling out the Android oreo upgrade to HTC U11 units a few weeks back in Taiwan. HTC has added the best-in-class cameras on the U11, and the phone also has the top-notch hardware. The smartphone was shipped with Android 7.1 in the United States market, which left users anticipating the update for Android 8.0 Or... [Full Article...]

Google Admits Tracking Android Users Even with 'Location' Off

Google Admits Tracking Android Users Even with 'Location' Off Google has confirmed it can track the location of Android users via the addresses of local mobile phone masts, even when location services were turned off and the sim cards removed to protect privacy. However, if an Android device were to be stolen, it could end up compromising the cell tower data. "It has pretty concerning implications", said Bill Budington, a software engineer who works for th... [Full Article...]

Despite knee injury, JT Barrett says he'll play in Big Ten championship

Despite knee injury, JT Barrett says he'll play in Big Ten championship The Wolverines had an answer in the third quarter when Karan Higdon capped a 51-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring plunge, but Quinn Nordin's extra point was blocked. Nuernberger missed a 43-yard try with 2:47 remaining. Mike Weber polished things off with a 25-yard touchdown run on the following possession. The Wolverines entered halftime tied, but the outcome could have been more favorable a... [Full Article...]

Attack on Egyptian mosque leaves over 50 dead

Attack on Egyptian mosque leaves over 50 dead The attackers used automatic weapons, said Diaa Rashwan, the chairman of the state information service. However, dozens of Christians have been killed in similar attacks on churches across Egypt. UK Prime Minister Theresa May: Appalled by the sickening attack on a mosque in North Sinai. Condolences with all those in #Egypt affected by this evil and cowardly act. [Full Article...]

Second-generation iPhone SE could be released next year

Second-generation iPhone SE could be released next year So, it won't be surprising if the new iPhone SE 2 does well. Apple will release next year a second version of the iPhone SE , the iPhone SE2, according to China's Economic Daily News [via MacRumors ]. Though we have an estimated time frame for the launch of the iPhone SE 2, we need to mention that this is not the first time that we are getting to know information about the iPhone ... [Full Article...]

Aggressive drunk? Science says you should stay away from spirits

Aggressive drunk? Science says you should stay away from spirits Almost a third (30 per cent) of spirit drinkers associated this tipple with feelings of aggression compared with around 2.5 per cent of red wine drinkers. Researchers from King's College London suggested dependent drinkers were five times more likely to feel energized with alcohol than low-risk drinkers. [Full Article...]

Monolith Reveals Shadow of War free DLC Roadmap

Monolith Reveals Shadow of War free DLC Roadmap It's great to see substantial free content coming to Middle-earth: Shadow of War in the future. Exact release dates for Middle-earth: Shadow of War's free, post-release content was provided today by Warner. Enhanced Photo Mode - Every battle and siege can be captured and new filters, frames and textures can be applied with the Enhanced Photo Mode update. [Full Article...]

New tools to make your job search simpler

New tools to make your job search simpler For job postings that don't include salary information provided by the employer Google will provide estimated salary information for the same or similar job sourced from multiple online partners. And if you're ready to apply, you can choose where you submit your application if there's a choice. Lastly, Google is going to let you save job listings. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris Also Expands The Leviathan Raid

Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris Also Expands The Leviathan Raid Destiny players have wondered about the mysterious Osiris after he was mentioned multiple times throughout the original Destiny , and Curse of Osiris will finally bring the banished Vanguard member on screen. New Destination: Mercury, with its own tokens and faction NPC (Brother Vance, IIRC). Bungie said that each sign corresponds to a unique weapon. The reveal event kicks off at 11 a.m. [Full Article...]

OnePlus addresses concerns of backdoor app left on devices

OnePlus addresses concerns of backdoor app left on devices This is not the first time that OnePlus has been accused of compromising privacy of its users. On Tuesday, developer Elliot Alderson tweeted that OnePlus has left behind an app that can act as a backdoor to get root access to a device without unlocking it. [Full Article...]

GM unveils fastest Corvette ever with top speed of 210 miles per hour

GM unveils fastest Corvette ever with top speed of 210 miles per hour Equipped with a hand-built, supercharged 6.2-liter V8, the third installment of the ZR1 made 638-hp, boasted a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and included lots of carbon fiber body work, a magnesium front cradle, a unique rear axle design, carbon ceramic brakes, a magnetic ride control suspension, a 6-speed manual gearbox with a twin-disc clutch, and a launch control system to maximize acceler... [Full Article...]

Google will fix Pixel 2 XL touchscreen issue in software update

With issues related to displaying screen floating over the internet, users have complained about the tiresome colors and screen burn-in on the Pixel 2 XL's OLED display. A pixel 2 XL community manager by name Orrin has posted on the thread to inform people that the Pixel team is already investigating the problem and will come up with a fix via an upcoming over-the-air (OTA) software update... [Full Article...]

Grab Yo' Popcorn: Who Taylor Swift's Album Throws SHADE At

Grab Yo' Popcorn: Who Taylor Swift's Album Throws SHADE At Taylor then continues the reference on " I Did Something Bad ", possibly noting Kanye's continued inclusion of Taylor in his work , with the line, "I never trust a narcissist / But they love me so I play 'em like a violin / And I make it look oh so easy / 'Cause for every lie I tell them, they tell me three / This is how the world works / Now all he thinks about is me". [Full Article...]

Millennium Falcon is hiding in plain sight on Google Earth

Millennium Falcon is hiding in plain sight on Google Earth It was spotted on Google Earth by Star War fans who are eagerly anticipating the launch of the latest episode in this long running franchise. With the help of Google Earth images, eagle-eyed sleuths have found where the Millenium Falcon is parked . [Full Article...]

TripAdvisor targeting sexual assault with new feature

TripAdvisor targeting sexual assault with new feature A red banner will now span the top of TripAdvisor listings, cautioning tourists that the accommodation has had a case reported and suggesting travellers do further research. So, our new email communications will clearly articulate the phrase or sentences that are in violation of our policy, inviting the reviewer to make edits and resubmit their review", the TripAdvisor rep told The News. [Full Article...]

Apple Wants to Sell an Augmented Reality Headset by 2020

Apple Wants to Sell an Augmented Reality Headset by 2020 According to sources speaking with Bloomberg this week, Apple is now developing an augmented reality headset with its own in-built display. While virtual reality immerses the user in a digital world, augmented reality overlays images and data on the real one. [Full Article...]


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