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Not dislike: Facebook test runs 'downvote' button


While it's unclear how widely the dislike button is being tested, word of its existence didn't take long to spread, and those familiar with similar systems of ranking on other platforms took note. Nevertheless, it is quite presumable that the Menlo Park-headquartered company will be able to enhance user engagements through the new move as more users would get a chance to mark inappropriate comments - at least, initially on public page posts. Read More »

Wall Street enters correction territory as markets plunge


Boeing rose 2.7%, providing the biggest boost to the Dow , while Amazon's 1% rise helped lift the S&P 500 . "It looks to me like a typical type of scenario when you see a single stock flash crash where you'll see bids just disappear, stop orders get kicked", said Joe Saluzzi, co-manager of trading at Themis Trading in Chatham, New Jersey. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will get Android 8.0 Oreo update


Until today, we only had rumors pointing to possible Oreo updates for the Galaxy S6 and its variations, but no these reports haven't been confirmed by Samsung . The image was showing the Galaxy S8 Oreo update. Along with Android Oreo, the update brings latest February 1 Security patch to the device which will protect it from prevailing vulnerabilities. Read More »

Google facing a lawsuit over original Pixel microphone issues


Google faces a class-action lawsuit alleging that the internet giant knew about the defect but sold the Pixel phones anyway. The plaintiffs also charge that Google's warranty periods of one year for new phones and 90 days for refurbished handsets (including those provided as replacements for other defective handsets) were inadequate, given how prone to failing both the speakers and microphones were. Read More »

US Vice President skips Olympics dinner with North Korean delegation


The invitation to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" was delivered by Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong , the Yonhap news agency reported citing presidential administration. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. Pence's trip began in Japan , stopped in Seoul , and culminated with his visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Read More »

US Olympic swimmer accuses coach of abuse


Ariana Kukors told police that Hutchinson had coached her since she was 13, and took pictures of her when she was 17. Law enforcement officials have reportedly conducted a search warrant at former USA Swimming National coach Sean Hutchison's house south of Seattle after Kukors told law enforcement he sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Read More »

WINTER OLYMPICS 2018: A united Korea lights up opening ceremony

A general view during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea . Unlike Pence, Abe shook hands with the North's titular head and chatted briefly with him. But Moon wants closer relations with North Korea as a way to build peace between the two countries . Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Pence skips dinner with North Koreans


Kim Yo Jong and her entourage, including Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's ceremonial head of state, attended the opening ceremonies Friday and are expected to stay in South Korea through Sunday. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is expected to have lunch Saturday with a delegation from North Korea that includes Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More »

Notch again! Sharp's Aquos S3 leaks with a cutout and vertical cams


What do we know about the Huawei P20 lite? If the reports are to believed, the smartphone will sport a 5.8-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Today, we have got three different Huawei P20 Lite phone's live images showing off the device from all the angles. On the lefts side of the device, there is SIM tray while on the left, there is volume rockers and power button. Read More »

Apple investigating claims AirPods 'blew up' in man's ear


Petersburg while listening to a dance mix, when all of a sudden the headphones stopped working. Startled by the smoke, Colon removed the headphones and placed them on a bench to get help. "Ear lobe could've been burnt". A year ago, a lady revealed that her earphones detonated while she was wearing them on a plane and obviously there was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 calamity in 2016. Read More »

LG V30s with LG Lens to Launch at MWC 2018


Many new colors have been introduced, but now it's time for a new variant of LG V30 with special features at the Mobile World Congress 2018 trade show. If a massive amount of onboard storage is important to you, the V30S will be music to your ears. LG has also launched the LG V30 Signature Edition phone in Korean which was priced at $2,000 with the same, 256GB of Storage Memory. Read More »

Twitter shares soar as ad boost delivers first quarterly profit


On that front, Twitter reported 330 million monthly active users (MAUs), exactly the same as the previous quarter, though it is four percent up on the same period in the previous year. It said it expects to be " GAAP profitable for the full year 2018", referring to generally accepted accounting principles. Seventeen investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-five have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Read More »

Fortnite is Officially More Popular than PUBG


By comparison, that's ahead of the 3 million peak concurrent players that PUBG reached in January . But having only just launched in December on Xbox One , in a state well behind that of the PC version, it could still end up beating Fortnite in the long run. Read More »

Ghanaian singer, Ebony Reign dies days to birthday


Two other occupants believed to be military officer, and a young lady on board a Jeep with registration AS 497-16 from Sunyani also died in the head-on collision. By all accounts, she had a very promising music career. In an interview with Joy FM, hours after the artiste's death , MUSIGA boss commiserated with the family and friends of the late musician. Read More »

Global markets bounce back: keep calm and carry on?

Monday's drop saw Dow Jones fall by 1,175 points, erasing numerous gains from the start of the year. On Monday, the FTSE 100 lost 255 points and was down by more than 3% to 7,079.41 due to the massive selloff in US stocks that affected the European and Asian market before the index recovered up by 1.9% to 7,196. Read More »

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Has Made its US Debut


Based on the MQB platform , the 2019 Arteon continues the four-door coupe look from the CC, but now features a sleek liftback design, like the Kia Stinger. "Arteon has the style and performance of a luxury Gran Turismo for about the price of a fully loaded midsize sedan". The fastback sedan also features a standard DCC adaptive damping system and a Start-Stop system. Read More »

Twitter shares surge by a quarter on first ever profits

Twitter has been around for more than a decade, and in that decade, it's never made a profit. Twitter's stock at one point rose more than 23 percent in pre-market trading to $33.28 per share before closing at $30.18. Thanks to a slow crackdown on abuse and purging of fake accounts and bots, Twitter's seen growth completely stall overall, with a significant decline in United States users. Read More »

Analyst at Needham Reiterated Viacom Inc (NASDAQ:VIAB)Stock Rating as a 'Hold'


The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.05, according to consensus of 7 analysts. Oldfield Partners LLP grew its stake in Viacom by 25.6% in the 4th quarter. Several analysts are forecasting growth estimate of Viacom, Inc. for the current quarter to be -9.6%. Viacom executives during a morning earnings conference call chose not to answer questions from analysts on its exploration of a possible merger with CBS Corp., which the companies recently ... Read More »

Hours from deadline, US Congress to vote to avert shutdown


Rep. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., a member of that fiscally conservative caucus, told All Things Considered Thursday that he is not confident the House has the votes to pass the spending bill and hopes enough House Republicans will oppose the idea "that we're going to spend away our future". Read More »

Xiaomi, Sony and 16 more OEMs to deliver 5G smartphones in 2019

Companies like Asus , Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited, HMD Global - the home of Nokia phones, HTC , Inseego/Novatel Wireless, LG, NetComm Wireless, NETGEAR, OPPO , Sharp Corporation, Sierra Wireless, Sony Mobile, Telit, vivo , Wingtech, WNC, Xiaomi and ZTE are working with Qualcomm on this technology. Read More »

Facebook starts testing downvote button


The intention is to give users a way to flag inappropriate, uncivil or misleading comments, Facebook said . The company is facing criticism around the growth of fake news on its site for a long time, and it hasn't so far been succeeded to curb the circulation of those type of news stories. Read More »

CCI finds Google search biased, slaps penalty


Complaints in India were lodged against Google in 2012, including by online matrimonial site Bharat Matrimony and the nonprofit consumer protection group Consumer Unity and Trust Society. Responding to the ruling, a Google spokesman said the tech giant is reviewing the " narrow concerns " posed by the CCI, and that it will assess its next steps. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto V


Oddly enough, he also stated 2017 was the best year yet for Grand Theft Auto Online . According to Zelnick, the way the world and the industry are changing represents for the company something exciting as they have the opportunity to keep players engaged and increase the number of users of a game. Read More »