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Don't fall for the 'Hey Siri, 108' prank, warn police


A bogus call through 1-0-8 means 9-1-1 operators might be unable to answer a real emergency call as quickly as they need to if they are busy with non-emergency calls, authorities say. In fact, two recent deaths in Texas were tied to a series of hang-up calls that overwhelmed the 911 operative system, leaving callers on hold, the Dallas News reported. Read More »

Starbucks Canada aims to hire 1000 refugees over five years


On Wednesday, Schultz responded that Starbucks' decisions are based on the company's values of "humanity and compassion", not politics. Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Shultz (L) hands over the key to the original Starbucks store at Seattle's Pike Place Market to President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson on stage at the annual shareholders meeting at McCaw Hall in Seattle, Wash. Read More »

Android O Developer Preview is out

It's all to ensure Android O is ready for the platform's massive number of users. It won't be offered over the usual Android Beta channel owing to its instability. As I said, we'll be taking a closer look at these features as soon as we have Android O up and running (and apps installed that support them). Firstly, Android O will have improved notifications . Read More »

Ebay Takes on Amazon with Guaranteed 3-Day Delivery


If items don't arrive on time, eBay will refund shipping or give shoppers a voucher if delivery was free. Guaranteed Delivery will be rolled on eBay in the U.S. eBay has pledged to offer its customers faster and more precise delivery. If an item doesn't arrive by the delivery date, eBay will make it right. Read More »

Xbox Live outage really wrecking some people's day


Tuesday it had tweeted again saying the issue had been resolved. More than 4,000 people had reported the Tuesday afternoon Xbox Live sign in issues with the site DownDetector . Other services are listed as being operational, but it's hard to do much of anything if you can't sign into your account. On an anecdotal level, this reporter is unable to sign into his account. Read More »

United Kingdom government suspends ads amid extremism concerns — YouTube


On the policy front, Google said that it would be taking a 'tougher stance on hateful, offensive and derogatory content , ' which would include removing more videos as well as making them ineligible for ad revenue. During a recent appearance before the Commons Home Affairs Committee, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google were told they had a "terrible reputation" for dealing with problems and should be policing their content more effectively, given the billions they made. Read More »

New Xbox One Wireless 'Recon Tech' Controller Coming in Late April


The controller will be compatible with the upcoming Copilot feature on Xbox One, allowing gamers to use two Xbox wireless controllers as one. Fans will be delighted by premium finishes like a laser etched texture on the front, gold accents and insignia, and our fan favorite diamond rubberized grips on the back. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Comes with Cloud Save and New Improvements

Online auction sites regularly show the Switch going for more than its markup price, with a median selling price of $440, or about 47 percent, according to an analysis from Ars Technica . Gamestop also commented that they are treating this like a midnight launch. If you want to purchase a unit, you'll have to line up with everybody else on your nearest Gamestop store by March 22 to be able to get a chance to get one. Read More »

A Lot of People Became Billionaires Last Year


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg moved up to number five for the first time, after his fortune rose $11.4 billion in 12 months. Forbes has tracked Trump's net worth since 1982 and past year he attained a personal high on the list with a ranking of 121. Read More »

Mystery deepens around missing elderly Indian clerics in Pakistan


India had rejected Pakistan's charge that the visit of two Indian clerics in the neighbouring country, who went missing since yesterday, was unauthorised. "Their mobile phones have been switched off since", Sazid told newsmen. The two clerics - Syed Asif Nizami, 82, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami, 66 - had reached Lahore on March 8 and were to return on March 20 after visiting Syed's sister in Karachi . Read More »

Google Vows Tougher Policing Of Ad Placement On YouTube


Google in a blog said that from now it will provide advertisers more control over the content that gets posted, not only on YouTube but also other places like the search engine results. ISBA, the trade body that represents British advertisers said "more needs to be done urgently" to safeguard the reputations of advertisers on digital sites. Read More »

Google Makes JPEGs 35% Smaller


As compression increases, the file size reduces but more artifacts enter the image. The company has today introduced its latest contribution to the open-source community called 'Guetzli' , which enables you to encode high-quality JPEG images 35 percent smaller in file size. Read More »

It Will Soon Be Much Easier to Get a Nintendo Switch


Nintendo believes it can sell 10 million units in the financial year beginning April 1. Switch has matched up to the production pace of Nintendo's Wii, which was released in November 2006 and sold over 100 million units in its lifetime, according to official data released by the company. Read More »

Sony Bids Farewell To PlayStation 3, Atleast In Japan


As Inside points out, Sony recently announced on the console's official Japanese product page that "shipments are scheduled to conclude soon" (近日出荷完了予定 or kinjitsu shukka kanryou yotei). As the third installment in the company's series of game consoles, the PS3 managed to establish a strong fanbase since its release in November 2006. Read More »

Nintendo Swtich Jailbreak: Nintendo Switch Games Can be Unlocked With This Tool


I hope that includes the games I've directed, like Brain Age and StreetPass Mii Plaza, or ones I've produced, like Nintendo Badge Arcade and Miitopia". Specifically, the left Joy-Con controller can fail to connect, rendering games unplayable until the connection is established or a different controller, for example, the Switch Pro Controller, is used instead. Read More »

Tesla to roll-out Model Y crossover in 2018


Tesla Racing Channel has done something similar as they planned race in between Tesla Model S P100D and a modified P100D, Teslarati reported. The rumor is that the Model Y might cost around $45,000. The Model Y is part of the corporation's plans to increase annual vehicle production. Having said that, Model Y as a compact SUV has all the possibilities of becoming Tesla's workhorse. Read More »

Monolith Calls Xbox One Scorpio The Most Powerful Console Ever


According to the games director, Shadow of War looked spectacular in 4k and HDR on the Xbox Scorpio, and now Monolith studio head, Kevin Stephens, has backed up Microsoft by claiming they haven't lied about Scorpios power. Phil Spencer , the head of Xbox, has hinted at a separate reveal of Project Scorpio's hardware before E3 in an interview with IGN . You can provide your email to be notified of more details on Project Scorpio . Read More »

Tag Heuer's latest smartwatch is modular, still very expensive


A 410 mAh battery promises to deliver an upwards of 25 hours of use on one charge, the 1.39-inch AMOLED display with sapphire glass aims should offer a high quality and resistant image, and sensors such as Global Positioning System and NFC mean that you'll be able to keep tabs of your whereabouts without needing to be connected to your phone and pay for things at stores that accept Android Pay. Read More »

Google Uptime App for the IPhone; Redefining Social in Socialmedia


Also, Uptime does not allow you to watch and share paid and premium content, such as movies and YouTube Red. That said though, it is a good start. As of now the app doesn't support live streaming, but of course, this and other features could be added if its creators continue its development. Read More »

Longtime Packers guard Lang heads to division rival Lions


Who will man the right guard spot after T.J. "I understand how fans around here are so hungry to have a championship football team". "Not to be cliché, but every kid dreams about playing for their hometown team". And along with big-ticket right tackle Rick Wagner (who replaced Riley Reiff ), gives Detroit a strong side of the line. But assuming Lang's at 100 percent when the season starts (and I've seen nothing to suggest he won't), Quinn's turned what would have been the Lions' two ... Read More »

Selection Sunday 2017: How to watch the March Madness bracket selection show


Northern Kentucky won the Horizon League Tournament and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament field in its first year of eligibility. Tournament play begins on March 14 and 15 in Dayton, Ohio with the First Four. State and Syracuse have spent almost every week ranked since December. Instead, why not prove you know more than us? Despite Kansas State previously taking down No. Read More »

Facebook mimics Snapchat Stories with 'Messenger Day': Here's how it works


All users worldwide can access the Instagram geostickers with today's 10.11 update on iOS and Android . After you send a photo or video, you'll see the option to "add to your day". If not, the rest of Messengers features will continue to live on just as they did. You can also tap on the "Add to your day" button which is located at the top of your Inbox, beside the other Messenger Day posts from your friends. Read More »

NBA Western Conference Preview and Prediction: Kings vs. Spurs


Yesterday, Albert Burneko argued that the discussion about who deserves the NBA Most Valuable Player award has lately gone off track-that Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple-double for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been so thoroughly and overwhelmingly spectacular this season that the spectacular has gotten familiar. Read More »

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018


In addition, the power density of the fuel cell stack is increased by 30%, boosting the car's range significantly. Hyundai was the first global manufacturer to market a production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and is a founding member of the Hydrogen Council, created to promote fuel cell auto development as an alternative to fossil fuel vehicles. Read More »

Planned Parenthood Would Need to Quit Abortion to Keep Federal Funding


Planned Parenthood has declined an offer from President Trump to keep - and possibly increase - its federal funding in exchange for ceasing to commit abortions. However, the move to defund remains unpopular among voters, with around 62% opposed cutting funding to Planned Parenthood , according to a recent Quinnipiac poll . Read More »

DON'T skin your Nintendo Switch — Important PSA

Didn't matter if it was in tablet mode or TV mode - press the power button, no response. As a 40-something New Yorker who has scarce free time and a one-hour work commute, the Switch's ability to leap between traditional and portable home video game console is highly enticing and the culmination of Nintendo's innovative Wii and Wii U visions. Read More »