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Tencent, Facebook Trade Places in Value Charts

Tencent, Facebook Trade Places in Value Charts Tencent joins other major USA tech companies such as Amazon , Facebook , Apple, and Alphabet , who have all also surpassed the $500 billion valuation mark. Online and mobile games are a key part of the business - the division brought in over $4 billion in revenue last quarter. The number is likely to increase after the company acquired a majority stake in the Finnish smartphone maker, Superce... [Full Article...]

What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

What is net neutrality and why does it matter? These specifically ban the practices of throttling or blocking internet connections according to the application, content or device used or offering paid prioritisation of certain traffic, for both mobile and fixed broadband providers. "Strong net neutrality protections must be in place to maintain a truly open and free internet", said Peters. "The removal of antiquated, restrictive regulations ... [Full Article...]

Multiple People Killed in Northern California Mass Shooting

Multiple People Killed in Northern California Mass Shooting When the shooter moved on to the next room, students who had remained under their desks were told to run back to the office with others, but one child wasn't moving, Ferreira said . Fitzpatrick praised the "heroic efforts of our school staff", noting that their "love and kindness and selflessness" and their ability to "professionally do what they did defeated evil". [Full Article...]

ATP Finals: David Goffin stuns Roger Federer in semi-final

ATP Finals: David Goffin stuns Roger Federer in semi-final I wish I could have done that a little bit more today. "It was not easy for me to lose my serve from the start". Goffin was nowhere near his best on Wednesday as Dimitrov blew him away 6-0 6-2 and he got off to the worst possible start as Thiem broke him to love for 0-2. [Full Article...]

Over 50 Million Travelers Expected to Hit the Road this Thanksgiving

Over 50 Million Travelers Expected to Hit the Road this Thanksgiving Eighty-nine percent of travelers will be traveling by vehicle. The busiest travel day will be November 22, the day before Thanksgiving. According to AAA , an estimated 2.6 million Floridians are expected to travel more than 50 miles this holiday season. [Full Article...]

WADA refuses to reinstate Russia's Winter Olympics athletes

WADA refuses to reinstate Russia's Winter Olympics athletes Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stated that no matter what WADA decided on RUSADA's status, it will not affect Russia's participation in the Olympics, as the latter is " a prerogative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), not WADA ". [Full Article...]

HTC are launching "world scale" VR in China with the Vive Focus

HTC are launching The device will come with an inside-out 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) "world scale" tracking. Despite this, HTC says it'll still offer similar features to the higher-end Vive. "Besides the introduction of the Vive Focus, also Vive Wave was introduced". The new headset is based on the Vive Wave VR open platform which was announced a the same event. [Full Article...]

Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems

Google fixes Pixel trade-in factory reset and misclassification problems However, it seems like the feature is just a bit too effective and nothing to do with the "squeeze" feature that invokes Google assistant. He also thinks that the fault lies with Google's accidental touch protection software. Unfortunately, the Pixel 2 XL issues extend beyond its screen, as users have also complained about poor audio quality while recording videos, random crashing while usin... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 5T set to launch: What rumours have to say

TechRadar didn't explicitly mention the price of OnePlus 5T it saw in those documents, but we assume it to be £449 for the 64GB variant and £499 for the 128GB variant, considering the OnePlus 5 was launched in the country at these prices. [Full Article...]

Obtain a Free Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Outfit for Breath of the Wild

Obtain a Free Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Outfit for Breath of the Wild Check out the game's new character trailer above and read on for the biggest pieces of news from today's Direct livestream . Along withe aforementioned DLC, the Xenoblade Chronicles2 Nintendo Direct presentation explained the expanded battle system, insisting it will feel familiar to fans of the first game. [Full Article...]

Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat Google has long stated its intent to skip driver-assist systems and go directly to fully autonomous driving. Waymo's cars will initially be limited to a 100-square-mile zone around the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, although that radius should naturally increase as Waymo undertakes more research. [Full Article...]

Google Search and Maps to add wait time info for restaurants

For over a couple of years now, Google has been leveraging data from Google Maps' install base to deliver these sorts of insights. Google Search is a quick way to get information on businesses, especially if you want to check to see how busy a place might be before you're able to pop in for a visit yourself. [Full Article...]

Apple Pay Cash Now Available in iOS 11.2 Beta 2

Apple Pay Cash Now Available in iOS 11.2 Beta 2 Unfortunately, Apple Pay Cash is still limited to the United States, although it's entirely possible that that's only while it's in beta. The bug seems to be related to Apple's cloud-based synchronization for predictive text - a relatively recent feature that allows users' dictionaries to be shared using its iCloud service. [Full Article...]

Apple iOS keyboard glitch won't let users type letter 'I'

Apple iOS keyboard glitch won't let users type letter 'I' Included in this release cycle is a Now Playing control for Apple TV in Control Center, as well as a bug fix for Calculator. Instead of the letter, a capital "A" or an exclamation point and a square box with a question mark inside of it are appearing when using Apple's native keyboard , messing with people's texts and tweets and generally being a nuisance. [Full Article...]

Apple Inc. Warns iPhone X Display Is Not Immune From OLED Issues

Apple Inc. Warns iPhone X Display Is Not Immune From OLED Issues SquareTrade has been putting the latest phones through their paces over the past couple years. In the second drop, the phone fell directly on its front face. Although the screen was able to recognize touch through cracks suffered during the test, the "home" swipe command failed, stranding users in the app that happened to be open. [Full Article...]

Sprint and T-Mobile end merger negotiations

Sprint and T-Mobile end merger negotiations Wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile called off a potential merger, saying the companies couldn't come to an agreement that would benefit customers and shareholders. Legal experts also said earlier this year that it was hard to predict whether the current administration would be more receptive of a deal. Sprint also controls the largest holding of 2.5 gigahertz airwave licenses in the US, a... [Full Article...]

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez not yet official couple again

Seen departing from the Los Angeles Valley Ice Center in Ventura on Wednesday was Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez . Both Bieber and Selena reconnected after Bieber canceled his objective tour. and that made all the difference". There are conflicting reports about what the nature of Jelena's relationship is now, with some outlets saying they're keeping things platonic at the moment an... [Full Article...]

StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play later this month

It's a smart move by Blizzard - few people are buying full copies of StarCraft 2 and its expansions these days, and this is a good way to onboard new players who just never wanted to pay full price to find out if they liked it. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders are available to play for free up to level five, a... [Full Article...]

'WoW' add-on 'Battle for Azeroth' brings the series back to basics

'WoW' add-on 'Battle for Azeroth' brings the series back to basics Blizzard has been clearly been listening to World of Warcraft fans over the years. Players will explore the Zandalar empire and the home of Jaina Proudmoore, Kul Tiras. Not a lot is known yet about how World of Warcraft Classic will work. Sadly, this server will be a huge undertaking and probably won't be ready for a while, but the process can be sped up if anyone who owns one of the origi... [Full Article...]

2 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Colorado Walmart

2 dead, 1 injured after shooting in Colorado Walmart Please stay away from the area", police in Thornton, north of Denver, said in their initial post on Twitter. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not initially release any information on the number of victims and it was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody. [Full Article...]


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