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Toy sorry: Mattel scraps digital assistant for kids over privacy concerns

Toy sorry: Mattel scraps digital assistant for kids over privacy concerns Mattel showed Aristotle, launched under its Nabi brand, in January this year. The company said: "Aristotle is designed with a specific goal and mission: to aid parents and use the most advanced AI-driven technology to make it easier for them to protect, develop, and nurture the most important asset in their home - their children". [Full Article...]

Apple Confirms Hundreds Of New Emojis Coming To iOS 11.1

Following a somewhat problematic initial release of iOS , Apple pushed out iOS 11.0.2 to fix a number of issues. New designs include a baseball cap, a perfectly tied ghost scarf, gloves, and a trench coat. Yes, even though it feels like iOS 11 only just arrived, it's nearly time for its first major update, and there should be plenty to look forward to for emoji lovers. [Full Article...]

Jubilee laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25

Jubilee laptop Lenovo ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25 The limited edition retro laptop is based on the current T470 model, but its design is inspired by the ThinkPad 700C, which was released on October 5, 1992. The laptop features a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The ThinkPad 25 won't come in cheap and its now available at Lenovo's online store for USD$1,899 (roughly RM8040) in limited quantiti... [Full Article...]

There are new cases swellings iPhone 8

There are new cases swellings iPhone 8 The front screen piece is clearly bent, leaving the device in a non-functional state with the internal components partly exposed. What happens is that the battery swells upon charging or consumption which forces the casing to split open. The first of these issues was recorded in Taiwan by a woman who purchased a 64GB iPhone 8 Plus in rose gold shortly after the phone was released just one week ago... [Full Article...]

GST Council reviews tax rates, raises composition scheme threshold

Besides, the GST Council also decided that entities dealing in gems, jewellery and other high value goods, having an annual turnover of over Rs 2 crore, will no longer be under the purview of the Money Laundering Act. A Group of Ministers led by Sushil Modi to look into GSTN glitches will brief the GST Council on the status of portal's functioning. Service providers can not opt for the compo... [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Motion will ditch the keyboard in favour of fully-touchscreen design

BlackBerry Motion will ditch the keyboard in favour of fully-touchscreen design Unlike the previously-launched BlackBerry KEYone , apart from the dedicated home button, volume and power buttons, the Motion has no physical keyboard. Mahieu had also talked about bringing dust and water-resistance to the phone, and if the BlackBerry motion is what he was referring to, then we can expect an IPX rating to also fall in place somewhere. [Full Article...]

Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Free Calls In The US

Amazon Echo Devices Can Now Make Free Calls In The US It's reported that, despite having worked on the device for a while now, the release of the Echo Show, along with the slew of new Echo devices , Google wants " Manhattan " out of the door in 2017. The buttons illuminate and can be pressed to trigger a variety of multiplayer and interactive game experiences. The Echo Spot is priced at $129.99 and will be available at a later date of December 1... [Full Article...]

Microsoft brings Edge browser to Android, introduces Microsoft Launcher

Those interested in either Edge preview program can sign up here . The company says the app will enable Windows 10 users to sync their desktop browsing with their mobile use, picking up where they left off on either device. While not available as of yet, the Microsoft Edge for Android preview will also be available soon. Microsoft has revealed that Edge is making its way to iOS... [Full Article...]

NRA backs probe of "bump fire" stocks

NRA backs probe of Twelve of the rifles that Stephen Paddock, ... For his part, Grassley said he wanted a full investigation into the massacre in Las Vegas - where a gunman killed at least 58 and wounded almost 500 earlier this week - before he moved forward with a hearing. [Full Article...]

Flourishing North Korean art trade in China under threat from sanctions

Flourishing North Korean art trade in China under threat from sanctions Without even realizing it, Americans who purchase salmon from two major US supermarkets may have subsidized North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korea makes up to $500 million a year by shipping citizens overseas to work as dirt-cheap laborers. [Full Article...]

Facebook tests out info button aimed at fighting fake news

Facebook tests out info button aimed at fighting fake news The button will appear as a small "i". Facebook announced today that it is testing out a new button on certain articles shared through News Feed that users can tap to view additional information about the story without having to leave Facebook. [Full Article...]

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Falls into an Ultra Wormhole

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Falls into an Ultra Wormhole UB Burst has a head made up of a collection of curious sparks, which it can remove and make explode. UB Burst tricks targets into letting their guard down as it draws near with its amusing gait, swaying this way and that-then shocks them by blowing up its own head without warning. [Full Article...]

Woman's iPhone saves her from Vegas shooter's bullet

Woman's iPhone saves her from Vegas shooter's bullet It is not clear where the woman was when the bullet hit or how she was holding the phone, but she had been attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It has since emerged that the large arsenal of weapons used by Paddock was legally obtained. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 Will Launch in India on October 10

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 Will Launch in India on October 10 The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 offers Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box with custom MiUi Version 9 on the top, which offers plenty of customizable options. Its Mi Mix device was one of the early bezel-less devices in the market. 32,300) for its 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant, CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 35,300) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,200) for the 6GB RAM/ 256GB ... [Full Article...]

Senate Intel Committee Contradicts Trump: Russia's Election Meddling Not a Hoax

Senate Intel Committee Contradicts Trump: Russia's Election Meddling Not a Hoax He said the panel has conducted more than 100 interviews lasting more than 250 hours in its nine-month-old probe, and "we now have booked for the balance of this month 25 additional interviews". Burr added that the committee's report "will present the facts". LUCAS: Burr did say, however, that the committee agrees with the report that US intelligence agencies released in January accusing R... [Full Article...]

Amazon is reportedly testing its own delivery service

Amazon is reportedly testing its own delivery service Speaking on the possibility that Amazon could squeeze these companies out, UPS CEO David Abney told CNBC in December that he doesn't think that's the case because "we have this huge infrastructure, we're investing in technology, we have a great mutual relationship with them". [Full Article...]

Russian hackers stole classified data from NSA contractor

The Wall Street Journal reported that the hackers discovered the contractor "after identifying the files through the contractor's use of a popular antivirus software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab". election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. A former NSA hacker told Fox News that Kaspersky has been known in the intelligence community to have "questionable relationships". [Full Article...]

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP package changed in response to player complaints

Forza Motorsport 7 VIP package changed in response to player complaints Forza Motorsport 7 is available on Xbox One anc PC starting October 3, 2017 as Standard Edition ($59.99, £49.99, €69.99), Deluxe Edition ($79.99, £69.99, €89.99, digital only), or start three days early when you get the Ultimate Edition ($99.99, £89.99, €109.99). [Full Article...]

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman arrested

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman arrested Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman arrested in Leblon. The plot allegedly involved a payment of some $2 million (€1.7 million) to Diack's son before the 2009 vote in which Rio beat out bids from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to host the Games. [Full Article...]

Instagram Stories can now directly be shared to Facebook Stories

Instagram Stories can now directly be shared to Facebook Stories The feature had been in testing with several merchants for the last few months, but it is now being expanded in the run-up to the festive gift-giving season. Basically, Facebook is still trying to make Facebook stories happen, and quite like "fetch" it's never going to happen - Let it go Facebook. This is why Instagram now records 250 million Stories, making it the leading platform in terms of u... [Full Article...]


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