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Hydrogen fuel cell cars creeping up on electrics
- April 14, 2017

The Honda Clarity has always been a fuel-cell auto, but the name is now for a series of green cars that includes the just-unveiled Plug-in Hybrid and Electric models. The Fuel Cell Clarity, which creates electricity via a chemical reaction between hydrogen and water, offers a very impressive 366-mile range. The Japanese automaker sold a dedicated hybrid in the form of its first- and second-generation Insight cars. (more...)
Microsoft's May Event Could Focus on Windows 10 Cloud Microsoft's May Event Could Focus on Windows 10 Cloud
- April 13, 2017

It's little surprise that Microsoft has frequently updated and advanced its cloud capabilities as the infrastructure is easier to update and deploy new features when compared to traditional on-premises software. Microsoft is able to do this by only allowing it to run Unified Windows Platform (UWP) apps which can only be downloaded from the Windows Store, according to BGR . (more...)
Sadio Mane tells Liverpool fans he'll return 'even better than before' Sadio Mane tells Liverpool fans he'll return 'even better than before'
- April 13, 2017

Mane opened the scoring early on in the clash with Liverpool's city rivals but limped off the field 12 minutes into the second half following a challenge by Everton full-back Leighton Baines . The Senegal international's damaged meniscus will be operated upon in London on Tuesday as he aims to be in contention for Liverpool's pre-season campaign. (more...)
IPhone 8 Delayed Due To 3D Sensor Tech Issues
- April 13, 2017

A new research note now says that one of the key iPhone 8 features that won't be seen on any of the phone's biggest rivals may actually be the reason Apple and its partners are having so much trouble setting up production. That would easily make it the costliest iPhone to date. Different models being passed around the company that incorporates some iPhone 8 variant with an LCD, while others utilize an AMOLED board, others incorporate a Home Button, while some have discarded the button ... (more...)
Nvidia Titan Xp is the new-new king of graphics cards Nvidia Titan Xp is the new-new king of graphics cards
- April 09, 2017

To that end, the Titan Xp is also compatible with Macs, which often find their way into the studios of professionals with enormous processing demands. It also has much faster memory than the Quadro, bumping up from the 10GHz of last year's Titan to 11.4Ghz. The objective of a card like this is simple: At $1,200, it isn't meant to represent a particularly great deal; it's meant to serve as a halo product for those particularly discerning and well-heeled customers who want something just a ... (more...)
Taser changes name in shift to software, police services Taser changes name in shift to software, police services
- April 06, 2017

He's convinced it'll be worth it. A recent survey conducted by the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriffs' Association found that 95% of police departments were either using or planned to use body cameras, while only 18% of those surveyed said they now had cameras that were "fully operational". (more...)
Second suspect in sex assault of Chicago teen arrested Second suspect in sex assault of Chicago teen arrested
- April 06, 2017

But they have said that, besides the cellphone camera that recorded the incident and streamed it live on Facebook, others at the scene also recorded the sexual assault. The 15-year-old boy's lawyer, assistant public defender Liliana Dago, questioned that prosecutors had proven probable cause, particularly on the child pornography charges. (more...)
Microsoft Offers Early Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Option Microsoft Offers Early Windows 10 Creators Update Installation Option
- April 04, 2017

The Creators Update will also bring new security updates, including a Windows Defender Security Center and screen time controls for parents whose kids play Xbox One. Looking ahead, Mehdi said that creativity will continue to be a focus for Windows upgrades, which Microsoft is now doing with smaller and more regular updates rather than large releases every couple of years. (more...)
Twitter will no longer count usernames against a tweet's 140-character limit Twitter will no longer count usernames against a tweet's 140-character limit
- March 31, 2017

And clicking on "Replying to." gives the Twitter user a way to control who is part of a Twitter chat. The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer, a longtime Twitter critic, seemed to buck the backlash with a tweet declaring Twitter's user base "the only group of people more intransigent and preening than the Freedom caucus". (more...)
Miyazaki Offers Comment About Dark Souls 4 Miyazaki Offers Comment About Dark Souls 4
- March 30, 2017

Early on, this subversion is most apparent when players are asked to jump from heights that would be fatal in the base game. The Ringed City also includes new locations to explore in solo play and new PvP maps for online playing, with a refurbished matchmaking system. (more...)
10.5-Inch iPad Pro 2 Enters Limited Production For April 4 Launch
- March 29, 2017

Fortunately, all evidence points towards the tablet's debut at Apple Park this April. The 10.5 inch iPad Pro will be the lineup's first serious overhaul since the original 12.5 inch device was launched. By the second half of this year, Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be about 1.3-1.5 years old, this timeframe suggests that the company has no plan of iterating the 9.7-inch iPad Pro to the next generation. (more...)
Nintendo Announced Super Mario for Android Nintendo Announced Super Mario for Android
- March 27, 2017

Back in December, " Super Mario Run " was downloaded 40 million times in its first four days. Super Mario Run is a traditional pay-once-and-it's-yours type of game. It's nice to hear that they won't be swayed in their plans by the lure of dollar signs, but it's also hard to know what lesson they'll take away from Mario Run , since they're not about to stop caring about profits altogether, either. (more...)
Google's Ad Issues In The UK Will Result In More Staff Hires Google's Ad Issues In The UK Will Result In More Staff Hires
- March 26, 2017

This week, Brian Wieser of Pivotal Research was the first analyst to downgrade Google because of the dustup. The YouTube boycott began late last week after an investigation by The Times in London revealed the ads of major brands were appearing in videos delving into contentious themes. (more...)
Disney boss talks 'Star Wars,' details of Han Solo film Disney boss talks 'Star Wars,' details of Han Solo film
- March 25, 2017

After the tragic passing of actress Carrie Fisher late past year, Star Wars fans began to wonder how the character of General Leia would be handled in future film installments. Now, it appears that Han Solo isn't really the given name of the space pirate we've all come to know and love. Iger also said the film will show fans how Han Solo "got his name ". (more...)
New 2017 Emojis Include Mermaid, T-Rex, & Vomit Face New 2017 Emojis Include Mermaid, T-Rex, & Vomit Face
- March 25, 2017

What emoji would you most like to see? The software and data standards nonprofit group will release its selections in June, but for now, Emojipedia has created some fun mockups of what the tiny, text-friendly pictures may look like. This is the latest step in a recent push to make emoji more gender inclusive, with pictograms of certain professions such as firefighter or doctor having only previously come in male form. (more...)
Google Nexus 6: This Is Worse Than Goodbye!
- March 22, 2017

If you're a developer that's interested in giving Android O a try right now , you can find the images available for download right now . Google has just announced Android O developer preview . Google shared its tentative schedule for the new version's milestones, and it put the final release in the third quarter of 2017. PIP was initially spotted in Android Nougat on all devices, but Google made a decision to enable it only for Android TVs. (more...)
Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable Xbox Live is Down, 'Core Services' Unavailable
- March 22, 2017

The error code most people were reporting was "0x87DD0004". After more widespread issues earlier on Tuesday, the Office Service Portal now reports full health for Outlook.com, but says some users "are unable to access their OneDrive content", after signing in. (more...)
Royal Jordanian Bans Electronic Devices From US Flights
- March 21, 2017

The statement said that "following instructions from the concerned U.S. departments", the airline would be banning any electronic device in flight cabins except for "cellular telephones and medical devices". When asked on Twitter why its initial tweet had been deleted, the airline responded that "further updates will be announced soon". These measures will also affect a flight from Montreal to the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday, according to a statement by Royal Jordanian ... (more...)
Wonky facial animations in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' might not be fixed Wonky facial animations in 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' might not be fixed
- March 18, 2017

Fans thought that BioWare has finally fixed the problem when they released one of the game trailers containing a love scene. Fans first noticed that oddly stiff facial animations late previous year, when the official Mass Effect YouTube channel posted a video that featured the female Ryder protagonist aiming a gun while holding a facial expression that looked like a cross between a smile and a constipated grimace. (more...)
India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage India hoists Tallest Tricolour at Attari, Pak fears espionage
- March 07, 2017

This new flag will be visible from Lahore in Pakistan. The flag itself measures 120-feet in length and 80-feet in breadth. A private company will look after the flag maintenance; it has got this maintenance contract for 3 years. It was decided that the tricolor flag to be hosted on January 26 but due to some technical reasons the plan was changed. Yes, the nation is of the opinion that this flag has violated worldwide treaties. (more...)