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Uber board approves governance changes and to move forward with SoftBank sale


This could plunge Uber into yet another legal battle. Kalanick, a co-founder who resigned as CEO under fire in June, stunned the board Friday when he named two former corporate titans to the startup's embattled board of directors. Bloomberg's Eric Newcomer reports on Uber's decision to move forward with the proposed investment by SoftBank. Two days ago, Kalanick exercised his right to name two new board members, a move that will surely anger Benchmark, among others. Read More »

How to Gift Games on Xbox One


The remainder of the purchase is the same way as before where you enter you payment options and then pay for the game. The ability to gift games on Xbox One has finally arrived. The feature is still being tested as part of the 1710 preview build, but seems fully functional and could be an aspect of the fall OS update . Once you've bought the game, you can send it to an email address or Xbox Live Gamertag and attach a personalized message. Read More »

Honor 9 India launch expected on October 5


It sports 20-megapixel sensor (for monochrome) alongside a 12-megapixel sensor (for RGB) with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and two-tone LED flash. This is a budget mid-range smartphone and with this price the newly launched Honor Holly 4 will compete with Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K8 Plus . Read More »

Echiejile, Etebo, others hit Uyo for Zambia


This is my trouble, we need to focus to ensure that we don't underrate this team and I will speak with my players not believe that it will be easy. I know a lot about the Zambian team especially after watching their exploits in their last two matches against Algeria as well as the impressive evolution of this team since we met last in October. Read More »

Gran Turismo Sport Getting Limited Time Demo Next Week


For non PS Plus members, the download and access to the demo will begin on October 9th at 6PM PT. The demo won't be accessible after October 12th at 8:00 AM Pacific time. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. Arcade mode offers a much more free-form experience with a bigger selection of vehicles and three circuits with varying terrain to race on. Read More »

Halo VR Experience, 'Halo: Recruit,' Hits This Month


Most of the headsets are bundled with the motion controller, so you shouldn't have to spend anything extra to get your hands on a set of controllers, but double check before you buy to make sure you get the full experience for games that require motion controls. Read More »

Instagram adds polling stickers to Stories


Instagram's Stories just got a new feature which lets users add poll stickers. You'll soon be able to poll all of your friends on social media , all thanks to Instagram's newest interactive feature. The color picker is a lot like the eyedropper tool in Photoshop and other editing programs (Instagram's version also uses an eyedropper icon). Furthermore, the app now shows you if text or stickers can be viewed well by a third party. Read More »

Former Equifax CEO Apologizes to Congress For Massive Hacking


Republican Rep. Greg Walden of OR, the committee's chairman, said the hearing was necessary to do something that Equifax has failed to do in recent months: "Put Americans first". On March 15, Equifax´s information security department ran scans that should have identified any systems that were vulnerable to the software issue but did not, the testimony said. Read More »

Marilou Danley no longer a person of interest in Las Vegas massacre


Paddock killed himself after. It was earlier reported that Las Vegas police was searching for the 62-year-old Danley , supposedly the female companion of the Las Vegas shooter, for questioning. Immigration sources also confirmed that the same information was relayed to US Interpol officers who are conducting a background check and are tracking Danley's whereabouts. Read More »

Nissan Leaf Nismo concept revealed ahead of its Tokyo debut


A month ago we learned that Nissan was dead serious about launching a performance version of its second generation Leaf. That includes a racier body kit, red accents, larger wheels, and what appears to be a lower ride height. The new 40kWh battery for the 100% electric e-NV200 offers a 60% extended range of up to 280km (174miles) NEDC [1]. Nissan announced in the spring it wants to improve traction for the Nismo subbrand by embarking on a massive global expansion. Read More »

WhatsApp emoji: New, redesigned set rolls out to users

This has been a way to ensure a degree of uniformity to WhatsApp messages despite the apps being used on a wider-range of platforms. That's why you see one set of emoji on Facebook's web version, but the Apple one on the iPhone app. WhatsApp was first to implement the middle finger emoji when no vendor had Unicode 7 support, and briefly added an emoji for the Olympic Rings. The or messaging app under Facebook framework, Messenger, is giving up use of ir emoji designs. Read More »

Many speak out on gun violence following Las Vegas shooting


Before the shooting that killed at least 59 people - the worst mass shooting in modern US history - House GOP leaders had been moving forward with bills to ease regulations on gun silencers and allow people with concealed-carry permits to take their weapons to other states. Read More »

As Vegas shooting news shows, Google and Facebook are failing you

The feature allows users to let their friends know they are safe, search for friends in the affected area who are safe, or ask friends whether they are safe. Google News promoted a 4chan thread. From there, Danley's name and supposed politics spread across right-wing social media, pushed by conservative platforms such as Cougarboard , Dailey Alt News, and USSA News , which describes itself as "The Tea Party's Front Page". Read More »

Stardew Valley Is Coming Out For Nintendo Switch On Thursday


However, the Switch version of the game will not launch with Stardew Valley's hotly anticipated multiplayer features. Both PS4 and Xbox One have physical collector's editions, but there is no word of a Switch counterpart. That's just three days from now, so you Stardew Valley addicts don't need to wait much longer before your next fix is in. Eric Barone also extended his thanks to those that helped make this happen, writing, "I would like to give a big shout out to Sickhead Games , ... Read More »

Facebook introduces facial recognition as another tool for unlocking accounts


Fortunately for Facebook , it already has a huge amount of face data from user's profiles. Devesh Logendran a social media researcher sent a screenshot of this new feature to TNW's Matt Navarra. The facial recognition software will scan the user's face and compare it to the photos and videos the person is tagged in. It looks like Facebook Inc ( NASDAQ:FB ) will soon join Apple in the new facial recognition craze. Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 renders suggest dual cameras and thin bezel display

Xiaomi will soon be updating its budget Redmi lineup of smartphones. In addition, the Redmi 5A is equipped with a 1.4GHz Quad-core processor with entire network support and the processor is believed to be a Snapdragon 425 processor. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Reduced bezels? Now, the company is working on a larger offering to its customers, the Redmi Note 5 . While pricing has not been revealed yet, the base variant of the Redmi Note 5 is expected to be priced similarly to the Redmi Note ... Read More »

Starfish brings Microsoft Groove to Amazon Echo

Amazon has a bunch of new Echos available for purchase, and here we're going to focus on just one of them: the Echo Connect . Amazon's Echo devices have so far been a hit with buyers of late and with the addition of the company's new Echo Show , the competition will be doubling down on their own offerings, with similar features that the Echo Show will bring to the segment. Read More »

Roku 4K Streaming Stick Launched


The remote is also getting voice control functionality, as well as power and volume buttons to control those functions on your TV set. The company also introduced a 4K dongle, dubbed the Streaming Stick Plus, that can stream 4K and HDR with up to 60 fps. Read More »

What To Expect from the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2


Google offered unlimited photo storage in original size with their last years' Pixel phones. Google Pixel 2 is manufactured by HTC while the larger of the two, the Pixel 2 XL is made by LG. The larger Pixel is rumoured to come with an 80 to 85 percent screen to body ratio. Fingers crossed for this possibility. In terms of cameras , it is safe to say that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2XL will come with fairly top-class shooters considering the fact that the original Pixel phones are ... Read More »

Apple investigates iPhone 8 battery swelling, splitting handsets apart


The decision was met with massive backlash. The solution has rather been developed by Belkin and comes in the form of an adapter that allows users to plug in a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with the lightning cable for charging. Apple now started selling the Belkin 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar through its stores which can make iPhone users to connect the headphone and charging port at the equivalent timing. Read More »

This could be our first look at the Huawei Mate 10 Pro


This year has seen global smartphone manufacturers, Apple and Samsung , announced the launch of their latest flagship devices. "The Kirin 970 is the first announcement in a series of new developments from Huawei that will ultimately seek to improve user experience on smartphones , with significant advancements in AI taking Huawei beyond the competition". Read More »

Local Air National Guard members head to Puerto Rico


Army Corps of Engineers is involved in, as part of a task force that also includes representatives of the Department of Energy, the power industry, and the government of Puerto Rico , which "is working aggressively to develop a holistic plan to assess damage, build power resources, and restore power to the grid". Read More »

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - Single Player Story Scene Trailer

The death of the Emperor wasn't the end of the Empire. The Emperor speaks from beyond the grave, and not as a Force ghost, either. They are approached by a Messenger droid, an agent of the Contingency, which is the Emperor's sinister plan to be put into effect should he die. Read More »

Discovery Mode to bring education to Assassin's Creed in 2018


This is not only due to the gorgeous Egyptian setting, which features a natural beauty in its architecture, but also due to Ubisoft creating a wonderful living world. Players will be happy to know that the wait will be well worth it, as the impending mode is said to be available by way of free update. Assassin's Creed Origins is launching October 27 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Read More »