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Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with new two-day shipping program Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with new two-day shipping program
- May 13, 2016

The scheme, known as ShippingPass , costs $49 a year, and for that subscribers will get free two-day shipping of goods ordered from Walmart online. It will also tap regional carriers to deliver more of its packages, say people familiar with the matter. (more...)
Recently widowed Facebook exec pays tribute to single moms Recently widowed Facebook exec pays tribute to single moms
- May 09, 2016

With Mother's Day around the corner, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a moving post about the struggles of being a single mother. She noted that she was "extremely fortunate" that she did not have to face the financial burdens and other challenges many other single moms face. (more...)
Battlefield 1 World War 1 Shooter Launch Trailer Battlefield 1 World War 1 Shooter Launch Trailer
- May 07, 2016

World War I was the most violent armed conflict in history, and the graphics give it an apocalyptic feel, which is accurate given personal accounts from veterans who saw the horrors of war firsthand. So, where will you fight these grisly battles? On the one hand, few fans can pass up the opportunity to go hands-on with a highly anticipated game ahead of release, simply to see if the title might be worth the price tag. (more...)
Pennsylvania GOP delegates voice strong support for Trump
- May 03, 2016

Cruz has acknowledged that a Trump win there could make it impossible to block the front-runner from winning the nomination. He says the Cruz campaign just simply out hustled the Trump campaign. "Well...well...actually", Cruz said in his stuttering response, "With...with...all due respect", Cruz got out, before complaining that the media was giving "free advertising" to Trump ". (more...)
Lionhead Studios is officially closing down today Lionhead Studios is officially closing down today
- May 01, 2016

Microsoft announced the end of the studio via Polygon and that it would be assisting with finding future employment within the company or within the gaming industry. Lionhead shut down the beta earlier this month, telling players that all in-game purchases that had made during the testing period would be refunded by Microsoft. (more...)
Snapchat sued over car crash; app tempted driver to speed, claim says Snapchat sued over car crash; app tempted driver to speed, claim says
- May 01, 2016

The suit states the app "facilitated McGee's excessive speeding" and "distracted" her leading up to the crash. McGee was also injured in the accident and even took a Snap of her bloodied face while she was in the ambulance. Christal McGee in a Snapchat image after the accident. McGee wanted to post an image of herself going fast, so she "pushed the speed of her Mercedes to above 80 miles per hour". (more...)
Volvo Engineer Calls Out Tesla For Dangerous 'Wannabe' Autopilot System
- April 29, 2016

That proposition, however, is some distance away given the company - bound by just a single manufacturing plant in the U.S. - will be mulling on how to fulfill hundreds of thousands of domestic orders for the new mid-priced electric sedan first. (more...)
IPhone Sales Fall For First Time in Thirteen Years IPhone Sales Fall For First Time in Thirteen Years
- April 29, 2016

To no one's surprise, on Tuesday Apple posted its first quarterly decline in total revenue for the first time since 2003, ending a historic 13-year streak of growth for the technology company, which still remains the world's most valuable business. (more...)
New Cayman cheaper than Boxster New Cayman cheaper than Boxster
- April 26, 2016

Not to be sniffed at. The 2.0-litre flat-four makes 221kW (up 18kW) and 380Nm from 1950rpm (up 90Nm). Porsche, however, is proving that it isn't necessarily the case with the new 718 Cayman coupe. The PCM system will offer extensions for smartphones, with a USB port, Apple CarPlay, and Porsche Car Connect. Active suspension management that lowers the vehicle by 10 millimeters is available, while for the first time, S models can be had with PASM sport suspension which lowers the auto by 20 ... (more...)
PAX East '16: Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Hands-On Preview - Plunder the Booty PAX East '16: Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Hands-On Preview - Plunder the Booty
- April 24, 2016

Changes from the mode found in the previous games include being able to traverse the environment with the idol. Also, instead of being 5 v 5, Plunder is now a 4 v 4 game type. The objective of each team will be to find the idol on the map and bring it safely to a treasure chest. It's been some time since then, though, which is why I took some time out of my day at PAX East to see how it's been coming along. (more...)
Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles Fiat Chrysler recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles
- April 23, 2016

The cars in question already alert the driver through chimes and alert messages if the driver door is opened while the vehicle is not in park, but apparently, this was not enough to warn some drivers. One complaint said that in September 2015, a new Jeep Grand Cherokee in Leonardtown, Maryland, rolled forward and struck headstones in a cemetery causing $1,500 in damage. (more...)
Uber triumphs over rental cars
- April 23, 2016

Most businesses now consider ride-hailing an acceptable form for employees to travel when on business, said CEO at Certify Bob Neveu. "From 37% share for taxis at the start of 2014, it fell to 25% previous year and now has hit 14%", according to a news report published by USATODAY. (more...)
Tesla CEO Musk: almost 400000 orders received for new Model 3
- April 22, 2016

Those numbers would surely increase with Tesla's initiative to offer one-month Autopilot trials for owners of the Model S that don't have the feature. Although Tesla has been able to consistently wow consumers every time it's launched a new electric auto, things haven't been quite so rosy for some customers after they got the keys to their new rides. (more...)
GM's Profit More than Doubles GM's Profit More than Doubles
- April 22, 2016

The company's North America operations posted record adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of $3.3 billion, including $200 million in restructuring costs. GM booked a $200 million loss in Europe a year ago. A modest drop in its North American margin to 8.7% from 8.8% came after GM worked to boost the profitability of its USA sales during the period. (more...)
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday
- April 21, 2016

Eight of the 10 sectors on the S&P 500 closed higher, with materials rallying 2.1% as prices for metals including gold, silver and copper climbed amid a weaker United States dollar against currencies from commodity producing countries. Asian stock markets are mostly higher, led by a rally in Japan , as investors were encouraged by W... But the mood in stock markets has seen a longer-term improvement, at least since late February. (more...)
Insomniac Games to release a trio of VR games in 2016 Insomniac Games to release a trio of VR games in 2016
- April 19, 2016

The Unspoken takes the form of a VR game set in Chicago's occult underground, and Insomniac has released a new teaser trailer to accompany the announcement providing a look at what you can expect from the new game and its storyline. What are your thoughts on Feral Rites? The Unspoken releases in November of 2016, and will also be available for preview at E3. Insomniac Games' Edge of Nowhere will hit the Oculus Store on June 6. (more...)
Google Android N to support Virtual Reality Google Android N to support Virtual Reality
- April 19, 2016

Like the Android case, it could lead to a fine of up to $7.4 billion or 10 percent of Google's 2015 revenue, and force it to change its business practices. The Commission's chief, Margrethe Vestager , spoke at a conference in the Netherlands, and said the Commission is taking a close look at Google's contract with manufacturers and operators. (more...)
Hacker Finds A Way To Play Oculus Rift Games On HTC Vive Hacker Finds A Way To Play Oculus Rift Games On HTC Vive
- April 17, 2016

He also mentioned that only two games/demos have been tested and are supported, both of which require the use of an Xbox controller. If you see this message, try checking "Unknown Sources" in your Oculus settings and then restart your computer. (more...)
If You Love The Nexus 6P, You Will Want The Nexus 7P If You Love The Nexus 6P, You Will Want The Nexus 7P
- April 17, 2016

The highly rumored update for the Nexus 7 2013 version tablet , Google Nexus 7 2016, is now on its way to be unveiled, and according to recent reports, there is a good chance that Google might finally pull the veil off its device, which is expected to happen during the company's I/O Developers Conference in May 2016. (more...)
HTC 10 Lifestyle Confirmed For India
- April 15, 2016

The HTC 10 will be made available across a variety of carriers in the United States with pre-orders kicking off today and shipments will start going out in early May. If it's a weaker variant of the flagship, the Lifestyle version could be powered by a Snapdragon 652 processor, which is coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU. (more...)

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