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Instagram's "Close Friends" feature lets you be the real you

Instagram's To create a Close Friends list, simply go to your profile and tap on "Close Friends" in the side menu. Instagram first teased the feature, then called "favorites", a year ago in response to the growing popularity of " finstas ", secondary, often secret, accounts that people use to share content within a smaller circle of friends. [Full Article...]

Missing teen from Rutherford County found alive in Oklahoma

Missing teen from Rutherford County found alive in Oklahoma A 13-year-old girl who disappeared Monday from a small town east of Charlotte has been found 900 miles away, in Checotah, Oklahoma, reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to ABC affiliate WSOC , Aubrey was seen last by her family members on Sunday night and was reported missing the following day. An eyewitness saw Aubrey getting into a vehicle with an unidentified person near Harr... [Full Article...]

Android Auto Gets UI Tune-Up, Expanded Google Assistant Integration

Android Auto Gets UI Tune-Up, Expanded Google Assistant Integration MMS and group messaging are now supported, and if you opt in, you can even get an onscreen preview of text messages - assuming the vehicle is stopped. Here's the list of compatible apps for Android Auto , including all those music, media, and messaging apps. Today, Google is pushing updates to media and messaging on the Auto platform. [Full Article...]

Anthem: how to get into the closed alpha

Anthem: how to get into the closed alpha Sign-ups are now live, and you can register your interest here. That's next weekend, in case you hadn't guessed by now, though EA stresses that not everyone who signs up for the playtest will be guaranteed entry into all (or indeed any) of the scheduled sessions. [Full Article...]

Google Home Assistant Will Notice if You Say 'Please' and 'Thank You'

Google Home Assistant Will Notice if You Say 'Please' and 'Thank You' To encourage polite manners during family gatherings, Google Assistant now enforces politeness. Your Assistant will often respond with something like, "Thanks for asking so nicely". You can access the feature when someone rings by tapping the blue "Talk" button. You can create a group to manage multiple appliances at once, set up a schedule to turn them on and off automatically, or just leave th... [Full Article...]

United States and Australian Governments Will Be Investigating Loot Boxes

United States and Australian Governments Will Be Investigating Loot Boxes Earlier this year, Hassan questioned potential nominees to be Federal Trade Commission Commissioners about their stances on topics including loot boxes , and many of those nominees are among those addressed today. No timeline has been provided as of yet regarding when the FTC may kick off its investigation into loot boxes or what the investigation might amount to. [Full Article...]

AWS first major cloud provider to sell ARM servers as a service

AWS first major cloud provider to sell ARM servers as a service Jassy said customers can save up to 80% of their ground station costs by paying for antenna access time on demand, and they can rely on AWS's global footprint of ground stations to downlink data when and where they need it. Customers and partners involved in the Ground Station preview included Lockheed Martin , Open Cosmos, HawkEye360 and DigitalGlobe, among others. Lockheed Martin predicts t... [Full Article...]

Microsoft to Make 100,000 Specialized HoloLens Devices for the US Army

Microsoft to Make 100,000 Specialized HoloLens Devices for the US Army The ambitions for the project are high. The Redmond, Washington based tech giant will be providing prototypes of its augmented reality headset, for the Army to use in combat missions and in training. Microsoft's bet on HoloLens looks to be paying off. The company a Development Edition of the headset for $3,000 and a Software Suite version for $5,000. [Full Article...]

Huawei 'looking into' New Zealand 5G ban to find way forward

Huawei 'looking into' New Zealand 5G ban to find way forward Huawei said on Wednesday that they were " looking into the situation " and promised to " actively address any concerns and work together to find a way forward ". On Sunday TVNZ1 Q+A host Corin Dann questioned GCSB Minister Andrew Little about the decision New Zealand would have to make, after the Wall Street Journal reported the USA urged Five Eyes countries to avoid using Huawei. [Full Article...]

Porsche 911 Carrera S, Carrera 4S debut with 443 bhp

Porsche 911 Carrera S, Carrera 4S debut with 443 bhp The turbocharged flat-six engines carry over from the last-gen models, but, at least on the Carrera S trim, get a power bump. Power is put to the ground through a new, eight-speed, dual-clutch PDK gearbox , but interestingly, Porsche promises that a proper manual transmission will be available - eventually. [Full Article...]

Google's cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones

Google's cellular service gets rebranded, offers support for iPhones Any unused data is rolled over at the end of the month and Google lets you pause you service whenever you want so you're never locked into any contract. Non-Fi devices will get regular-old T-Mobile MVNO service, without Fi's carrier switching or the recently announced VPN encryption. No matter what phone you use with Fi, you'll get great Fi features-like reliable coverage, easy group plans, and ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps’ sales

Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps’ sales However, a class-lawsuit filed against Apple is seeking damages over allegations that the Cupertino, California-based company is actually violating federal antitrust laws. The Trump administration is siding with Apple. The Supreme Court is expected to make a decision in the case in June. Of course, the existence of the Google Play Store which matches the iPhone pricing in many regards appe... [Full Article...]

Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018

Red Dead Online Beta Rollout Begins On November 27, 2018 The Red Dead Online mode is only being switched on today, and even then only for those that own the Ultimate Edition , but fans have hacked in and found a list of intended modes anyway. The download size of this new patch for Red Dead Redemption 2 is around 5.4 GB on the PS4. Friday, November 30th: All players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 . [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Hits Lowest Price Ever for Cyber Monday

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Hits Lowest Price Ever for Cyber Monday The video game giant has set the bar to sell 20 million Switch consoles by the end of the fiscal year ending in March 2019 and as of October, they've still got 15 million units to go. Black Friday falls on November 23rd this year, with Cyber Monday deals kicking in a few days later on November 26. What you can expect out of Cyber Monday is another week filled with savings, most of which were kep... [Full Article...]

Google Pixel 3 Lite gets compared to Pixel 3 XL and iPhones

Google Pixel 3 Lite gets compared to Pixel 3 XL and iPhones The latest bunch of leaked images also features the Pixel 3 Lite against the iPhone 5s and Nokia 3310. This time around we get to see it compared to not only the Pixel 3 XL , but also Apple's iPhone XS and iPhone XR. On the hardware front, the Pixel 3 Lite is said to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC , paired with Adreno 615 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. [Full Article...]

Achievements suggest some are already beta testing Red Dead Online

Achievements suggest some are already beta testing Red Dead Online Finally, public access to Red Dead Online will be available to anyone that owns Red Dead Redemption 2 from November 30 . Red Dead Online will feature "posses" of up to eight players with 32 people inhabiting a single game session. So, what will the Read Dead Online Beta include? If you played between October 26 and 28, you can log in on November 29 . Along with the player count, Rock... [Full Article...]

Here Are The Best Cyber Monday Deals On Electronics

Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 on Xbox: $59.99 now $29 at Walmart Ready to get back on the pitch? It's been quite a year for Xbox One games. "The entire holiday season continues to see vigorous growth with Cyber Monday expected to be the largest United States online shopping day in history", Schreiner said. [Full Article...]

Online Sales Tax Kicks In For Cyber Monday

Online Sales Tax Kicks In For Cyber Monday Online spending on Thanksgiving Day hit $3.7 billion in the United States, topping last year's record of $2.87 billion, according to Adobe Analytics . ShopperTrak, which tracks Black Friday foot traffic, reported Saturday there was a 1.7 percent decline from past year. Brian Field, senior director of advisory services at ShopperTrak, said online sales have eroded traffic from retailers ove... [Full Article...]

A new version of the crossover Range Rover Evoque partially declassified

A new version of the crossover Range Rover Evoque partially declassified There is no word yet on when the new model will come to India. More frugal drivetrains are not the only way the new Evoque is sparing the planet. "This characterful vehicle combines refinement and fun to create that all important emotional reaction that will turn heads and make people smile". [Full Article...]

Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle

Apple resumes iPhone X production as new iPhones struggle Apple has reportedly cut production for the iPhone XR , iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max , according to an earlier report by WSJ . Apple is cutting the price of its latest iPhone in Japan to boost sales after an underwhelming launch. [Full Article...]


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