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Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

Avis teams up with Waymo on self-driving car program

The companies didn't disclose financial terms of the deal or specify its length. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships. "Partnerships can come together very, very quickly when both parties have something to gain", Krafcik said. Shares in traditional rental auto companies such as Avis and Hertz Global Holdings Inc have taken a beating as more travelers use ride services such as Lyft and Uber Technologies Inc The Waymo-Avis deal points to ... Read More

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Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Search Job Listings

Google Uses Artificial Intelligence To Search Job Listings

A job search site that has just rolled out in the United States could change the way online job seekers work. This search will also include job listings posted on the websites of individual companies. The AI filters out all duplicate listings posted on various job sites. While we can hope for the aforementioned shortfalls to soon be eliminated, one thing is for sure that with this new detailed job hunting information platform users will become even more dependent on Google than they ... Read More

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Uber tries to clean up act as CEO is pushed out

That referred to efforts by the board and investors to oust him despite his outsized ownership stake. To help Uber grow fast, Kalanick seemed to pick fights just about everywhere. Most of the scandal, dysfunction and legal trouble Uber and CEO Travis Kalanick have been able to roll off for the past seven years came to a head recently. Read More

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Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly mock

Twitter unveils new look, which users quickly mock

Kim said that Twitter "listened closely" to user requests when putting together these changes. The profile tab has been removed from the bottom of the app to a pull out tray on the left side, similar to Twitter's Android app. The links to articles within the Twitter app will no longer open via the in-app browser and will instead switch to Safari's viewer. The company has outlined the key changes, which will change the look and feel of the service on every platform. Read More

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New Metroid, Fire Emblem Amiibo Unveiled at Treehouse Live

Past year saw the release of Metroid Prime: Federation Force on 3DS, which was a spin-off that was met with big backlash from fans as soon as it was announced due to it not being a main release. No trailer nor gameplay footage was offered, with Nintendo only revealing the upcoming game's logo. Fans have been clamouring for a proper Metroid Prime sequel for ages, and Nintendo have finally listened. Read More

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Teardown reveals Apple's new 21.5-inch iMac is surprisingly upgradable

The 21.5-inch iMac from 2013 was the last model to sport expandable memory, while the last one with a modular CPU was in 2012. The new iMacs look the same on the outside, but they received some more powerful parts on the inside. Compared to the previous generation, the iFixit team notes that internally, the logic board has expanded, a heat sink mounting plate has been added and the right speaker is now tucked away behind the logic board, making it initially inaccessible. Read More

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Apple takes on Alexa and Google with HomePod

Apple takes on Alexa and Google with HomePod

Amazon Prime Video is coming to the TV App and all Apple TVs this year". "As the iPhone reaches a point of near saturation in mature markets and replacement rates continue to slow, Apple must find new ways to lock in users". This was not a particular focus of either the existing Google or Amazon systems, and Apple clearly feels it can make it a unique proposition with this emphasis. Read More

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OnePlus 5 To Come With a High Price Tag?

OnePlus 5 To Come With a High Price Tag?

But the bigger update comes in the fact that along with the SoC upgrade, OnePlus 5 will also have an upgrade in terms of primary memory. The 5.5-inch OnePlus 3 was launched past year at $399. However, we still have no further information as to the dual rear camera setup. As the launch date approaches, OnePlus has made a decision to reveal and confirm yet another feature of its upcoming flagship. Read More

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Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

Blau suspected Apple only gave a glimpse at its vision for HomePod , noting its potential to be a command center for smart houses and to mesh with iPhones, iPads, online services and more. Perhaps the most prominent of those updates is iOS 11 , which will arrive on iPhone and iPad devices later this year , bringing with it some major design overhauls and new functionality for users of Apple's mobile devices. Read More

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Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

Apple Showcases New iMac Pro Workstation at WWDC

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. At the event, Apple also showcased the Messages app that stores your messages - all end-to-end encrypted - in iCloud, which means no more storage problem due to the tonnes of messages that you haven't deleted since forever. Read More

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White House to Comey: Go ahead and testify. We won't stop you

White House to Comey: Go ahead and testify. We won't stop you

Legal experts have also said that the president likely undermined his ability to assert executive privilege by publicly discussing his dealings with Comey in tweets and interviews. Putin again denied any Russian involvement in the US presidential election and any knowledge of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. Executive privilege is a presidential power that stems from the idea that the commander-in-chief should be able to enjoy honest conversations with his aides and advisers. Read More

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Apple announces macOS High Sierra

It should provide better performance, security, and data reliability. Photos Upgrades includes better face recognition that syncs across devices. The new Photos app in High Sierra features new pro-level editing tools. Video has evolved from H.264 to keep up with the spread of 4K HDR video, so Apple now supports H.265 codecs for maximum quality in playback. As well as graphics , machine learning will be powered by Metal. Read More

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Limited Edition 2018 Ford Focus RS Marks the End of the Line

Limited Edition 2018 Ford Focus RS Marks the End of the Line

The 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition ships with the RS2 Package as standard. (475 Nm) of torque produced by the RS' 2.3L EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cyl., a 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines victor. It joins the RS's existing dynamic torque vectoring, which used clutch packs on the rear axle to push torque side-to-side between the rear wheels in as little as 0.06 seconds. Read More

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'GST will help in evolving India as tax-compliant society'

'GST will help in evolving India as tax-compliant society'

Classification of different item sunder various tax slabs of GST has created an environment of anxiety and concern among the trading community across the country, Confederation of All India Traders said today. Kapoor had also stated that there was an anomaly which would be addressed soon. Domestic coal sales now attract a 11.69 percent duty. Hailed as a "revolutionary" tax regime, the GST is said to be India's biggest tax overhaul since independence in 1947. Read More

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IPhone 8 phone design

IPhone 8 phone design

The source also leaks the alleged back of an iPhone 8 dummy that also shows the vertical dual-lens rear camera setup. If most of these frames it does not, then you can easily count on all the 5.2 or even 5.3 inches, but in this regard, no specifics there. Read More

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Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers

WannaCry , which started to sweep round the globe last Friday and has infected more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, threatens to lock out victims who have not paid a sum of $300 to $600 within one week of infection. Guinet says an overlooked limitation in XP, however, can prevent this erasure. If the aforementioned condition is met, the app can recover the prime numbers of the RSA private key that are being used by WannaCry to encrypt your files. Read More

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Google Announces 360-degree Video at Home

Google Announces 360-degree Video at Home

To support this, Google will be adding a 2D panel that will pop up within the virtual environment to bring Android accessibility. Yesterday, the company stepped things up by introducing World Sense that will use Google Tango's 3D mapping capabilities to enable users to move naturally in VR without the need for additional sensors. Read More

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School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

Now, nearly four months later, a video has surfaced which an attorney says shows another student knocking Gabe unconscious in a bathroom at Carson Elementary School in West Price Hill. "I witnessed behavior that in my belief is bullying and could even rise to the level of criminal assault", if not for their ages, a police detective said, according to that report. Read More

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Microsoft CEO: tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

Microsoft CEO: tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

Also this week, Samsung-owned Harman Kardon announced the release of its new Invoke speaker powered by Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana and integrating Skype for making calls using the device. It is a competitor to Amazon Web Services. AWS added similar capabilities past year, and Oracle responded with a price hike to run its databases on AWS and Azure , as it tries to get more customers for its refactored public cloud. Read More

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Leaked NSA tools used in global cyber attack, analysts say

Authorities in the countries said the attack was conducted using "ransomware" - malicious software that infects machines, locks them up by encrypting data and demands a ransom to restore access. Ransomware attacks typically remotely encrypt files on a computer and hold them until the owners, or users of the files, pay a fee. Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments. Read More

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IPhone 7 lineup accounts for 11% of world's smartphone market in Q1

The Chinese brand is ranked between Apple and Samsung with its R9s smartphone capturing 2.5% of shipments during the first quarter of the year. " Apple accounted for 3 percent of sales in the most recent period but has recently made several strategic moves in India, including teaming up with Reliance Jio to offer free 4G service for one year to purchasers of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus". Read More

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This Nintendo Switch Customization Go Viral

This Nintendo Switch Customization Go Viral

If you are from the United Kingdom and don't feel like buying the new games released for Nintendo Switch yet, maybe you are willing to spend £100 for the new Nintendo Switch TV Dock Bundle! Instead of hiring orchestras and comedians to pitch their games, Nintendo now go for a much smaller-scale and actually try to show off what they're making. Read More

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