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Tech Google introduces new controls for muting and blocking online ads
Author: 0 Google introduces new controls for muting and blocking online ads

Plenty of sites have videos embedded in them that'll start playing automatically when a web page is loaded or the video is scrolled over. A major problem, and Google recently revealed that 20 per cent of feedback reports it receives from Chrome users on desktop include complaints about encountering unwanted content.

Tech Exclusive Microsoft Games Will Remain in the Catalog Permanently
Author: 0 Exclusive Microsoft Games Will Remain in the Catalog Permanently

Yesterday Microsoft announced that Xbox exclusive first party games will be added at launch to the lineup of the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Xbox Live Gold members get to play a variety of titles for free every month as part of their subscription. Wow, there's been a lot of Xbox news this week.

Tech Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool
Author: 0 Twitter Reportedly Developing Snapchat-Like Video Sharing Tool

The company could be working on a new video sharing tool that makes it easier than ever for people to share clips on the app, Bloomberg reported, citing sources familiar to the situation. Instead of requiring users to shoot video using a native camera app, Twitter will have a built-in capture tool. Stories will play natively on Twitter but not on Facebook (there they will appear like YouTube videos); if the link is clicked, users will be redirected to Snapchat's website.

Tech Google rolls out new ad muting features
Author: 0 Google rolls out new ad muting features

Google, the largest online ad network and also the company that owns the browser that most people use to look at websites, has had enough. The feature grants users some control over the ads they want to see (or they don't want to see). It's worth noting here that reminder ads will only be muted for "at least" 90 days, and it's not entirely clear at which point the ads may become un-muted.

Tech Apple's iBooks to become
Author: 0 Apple's iBooks to become "Books" in forthcoming reading app redesign

Apple wants to take a bigger slice of the ebook market from Amazon, and part of its strategy includes a redesigned iBooks app. The company is working on a redesigned version of its iBooks app - potentially called just Books - that's supposed to be simpler to use and feature an updated digital bookstore, according to Bloomberg , which cited unnamed sources.

Tech Pradhan justifies exempting ONGC from open offer for HPCL
Author: 0 Pradhan justifies exempting ONGC from open offer for HPCL

ONGC chairman and managing director Shashi Shanker had on Sunday stated that the company's board has approved raising of the borrowing limit from Rs 25,000 crore to Rs 35,000 crore. 389.20, up by 1.78 per cent, GAIL was at Rs. 472.35, up by 3.34 per cent. The government's 51.11 percent shares will be sold at a consideration of Rs.

Tech Guns Removed From Lobby, Bug Fixes and More
Author: 0 Guns Removed From Lobby, Bug Fixes and More

So far, over 100,000 players have been permanently banned from the game as a outcome of cheating. The developers say this is "in order to optimize the server and game client performance" - presumably all the physics objects, impact events, and other bits were having issues.

Tech Maruti Q3 net up 3% as lower non-operating income subdues profitability
Author: 0 Maruti Q3 net up 3% as lower non-operating income subdues profitability

The company sold a total of 431,112 vehicles (domestic - 400,586 and exports - 30,526) during the period, a growth of 11.3 percent YoY. Please enter your email. In the Auto Expo 2018, Maruti plans to make a powerful statement with the concept of cleaner technology and future compact vehicle design. The e-SURVIVOR symbolizes Maruti Suzuki's commitment to helping develop the entire life cycle of EVs in India, including the local manufacture of components, charging infrastructure and ...

Tech Point In Time Count January 31 Documents Extent Of Homelessness
Author: 0 Point In Time Count January 31 Documents Extent Of Homelessness

These are the first people who asked me, ever asked me, and made it seem like somebody actually cared". Numerous homeless still battle the elements and stay out, rather than take advantage of an open shelter. Sandy Bush of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church led a group that organized picnic tables stacked with coats, hats and gloves, blankets and other items.

Tech Tinder's Encryption Void Leaves Your Dating Travails Visible To Stalkers
Author: 0 Tinder's Encryption Void Leaves Your Dating Travails Visible To Stalkers

Tinder was launched in 2012 and it enables the users to swipe through profiles of strangers to make social connections. As Wired first reported , because Tinder doesn't encrypt profile images on its app, a hacker can snoop around a user's profile and see their profile images and the images of other users that they view while they are connected to an open Wi-Fi network, according to Checkmarx's research .

Author: 0 Candriam Luxembourg SCA Raises Position in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.53% of the company's stock. The stock has a market capitalization of $229.55 billion, a PE ratio of 17.29 and a beta of 0.28. NEXT Financial Group Inc boosted its position in Wal-Mart Stores by 0.6% during the second quarter. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on February, 20. Parkside Comml Bank & Tru stated it has 60 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Tech Nintendo Is Officially Shutting Down Miitomo For Good
Author: 0 Nintendo Is Officially Shutting Down Miitomo For Good

In case you're wondering what will happen if you fire up the app after May 9, Nintendo says that all users will see a message that will tell them the service has ended. You will not be able to view Miifotos, including Miifotos you have shared to your social media channels. If you want to save any Miifotos, you must save them to your smart device before Wednesday 9th May 2018 12:00 AM (PDT).

Tech Michael Jordan Sets Demands For Walker That Pistons Can't Match
Author: 0 Michael Jordan Sets Demands For Walker That Pistons Can't Match

The Hornets have openly said that they are open to trading Walker for the right price, but do the Pistons have the players and cap relief that the Hornets are looking for? Michael Jordan's team last made the playoffs in 2016 as the 6-seed, bowing out of the first round in a competitive seven-game.

Tech Disney giving employees $1K bonuses, credits tax bill
Author: 0 Disney giving employees $1K bonuses, credits tax bill

It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Senzar Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (CNCE) by 18.61% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 58% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 145 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co given on Friday, August 28.

Tech Whirlpool to add jobs in wake of Trump tariff decision
Author: 0 Whirlpool to add jobs in wake of Trump tariff decision

Monday's decision, largely in line with what the MI appliance maker sought, followed findings by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the imported washers "are a substantial cause of serious injury to domestic manufacturers", Mr. Representatives for LG and Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Whirlpool makes about 20,000 washers a day at its Clyde plant, where it employs about 3,000.

Tech Closed Beta for Sea of Thieves begins today
Author: 0 Closed Beta for Sea of Thieves begins today

If you're keen to sample one of the year's most anticipated games before launch, your best initial port of call is the closed beta FAQ page on the Sea of Thieves website. "As for the "too early" Closed Beta issue, please rest assured that we are fully focussed on a resolution. We're now all hands on deck investigating and will provide updates ASAP", the developer tweeted .

Tech Armenia's opponents in first-ever UEFA Nations League revealed
Author: 0 Armenia's opponents in first-ever UEFA Nations League revealed

The League A group winners will contest a " final four " on June 5-9, 2019 to determine the tournament victor. Who can Ireland draw today? UEFA has created the Nations League to replace friendlies between European nations, which often generate little interest among coaches, fans and broadcasters.

Tech Fitbit extends support for Pebble watches until June 30th
Author: 0 Fitbit extends support for Pebble watches until June 30th

After that date, Pebble devices and mobile apps will continue to work, but key features and services will shut down, including the Pebble app store, Pebble forum, voice recognition, SMS and email replies, timeline pins from third-party apps, and the CloudPebble development tool.

Tech Hostesses Harassed and Assaulted During Dinner Night Reserved for Men
Author: 0 Hostesses Harassed and Assaulted During Dinner Night Reserved for Men

Sophie Powell-White, head of the account management team at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity said: "We are thrilled to be launching this exciting new partnership with Wicked , which will combine fundraising activities and special treats for children cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital".

Tech Vivo X20 Plus UD With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Launched in China
Author: 0 Vivo X20 Plus UD With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Launched in China

Vivo X20 Plus In-Screen Fingerprint edition measures 165.2 x 80.02 x 7.35 mm and it weighs 183.1 grams. "Up front is a 6.43" 1080p OLED display in the now-ubiquitous 18:9 aspect ratio. Like the X20 Plus , it also features Face Wake facial recognition feature, Vivo Game Engine that improves the game-play experience, and it also carries support for dual apps.

Tech Android 8.0 Oreo soak test begins for Moto Z2 Play in Brazil
Author: 0 Android 8.0 Oreo soak test begins for Moto Z2 Play in Brazil

The smartphone will launch on 1st February 2018 and is expected to come with 6GB of RAM. Motorola is all set to launch a new variant of the glass clad Moto X4 in India on February 1. Display - Moto X4 has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels and a aspect ratio of 16:9. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC octa-core processor along with Adreno 508 GPU.

Tech Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands receives loot boxes, will be cosmetic-only
Author: 0 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands receives loot boxes, will be cosmetic-only

Ubisoft is keen to take a crack at defining how it's supposed to be done as it will introduce loot boxes into Ghost Recon Wildlands before the end of January. These include new character skins known as Icons, and Exotic Weapons - re-skinned versions of existing weapons, which, says Ubisoft, will have identical stats to those already found in-game.

Tech Plex VR for Daydream Makes Your Media Library Consumable in Virtual Reality
Author: 0 Plex VR for Daydream Makes Your Media Library Consumable in Virtual Reality

A look at Plex VR. In order to enjoy this experience, users require a Plex media server, their compatible smartphone, a Daydream headset, and obviously content that they'd like to watch. You can even stack individual artwork cards for movies and shows onto your virtual couch/seat. You can just simply have everything floating in front of you and everything else blacked out, or you can be in a high-rise living room environment, or even a drive-in theater.

Tech BioWare's entire fate rests on Anthem
Author: 0 BioWare's entire fate rests on Anthem

Also, the mere nature of Anthem as a consistent multi-player game means its way more acceptable for it to have problems at launch that will be fixed over time. "Some close to the Anthem team have criticized that fact, suggesting that the game's development was floundering, but veteran Anthem staff point out that most big new franchises have long gestation periods".

Tech Google Home will now read your audiobooks to you
Author: 0 Google Home will now read your audiobooks to you

For Netflix , if you have a personal profile on a Netflix account, you can link your personal profile and set up Voice Match to play content where you left off. Google just updated the support docs with the following section. "Ok Google, read my book." followed by the title will prompt the Assistant to play the audiobook from your library.

Tech GOP Senator Throws 'Talking Stick' During Shutdown Meeting, Breaks Glass Elephant
Author: 0 GOP Senator Throws 'Talking Stick' During Shutdown Meeting, Breaks Glass Elephant

Manchin . Collins created the Common Sense Coalition after the 2013 shutdown. The US government shutdown has now ended. Michigan Democrat Gary Peters told reporters that it wasn't just McConnell's promise that won over Democrats. Chairs were arranged in a semi-circle so people could face each other, said Senator Gary Peters, a Democrat from MI. A source with knowledge of internal White House discussions said White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and other top aides told Trump that ...