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MTA announces plan to replace MetroCard with contactless payment system

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said the new payment method will be available at every turnstile throughout the city by 2020, with as many as 500 contactless readers installed at subways and 600 in buses by next year. The system will be adapted from the one in use by the London Underground . "The Metrocard should have been replaced many years ago", said Albert. Moving to what's described as an open fare payment model can, in part, speed up buses through all-door boarding and bring a wider range of ... Read More »

New ransomware strain spreads in some European countries


It is noted that most of the attack were Russia , where the virus was affected servers several Russian media Interfax and Fontanka. Ukraine's state-run Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said a new wave of hacks was hitting the country and asked the transport networks to be on particular alert. Read More »

Woman Says Weinstein Forcibly Performed Oral Sex In A Child's Bedroom


The filmmakers said they have been trying to make the movie for years but found few people willing to talk on the record or a distributor willing to release the film. Ms Allred said the allegation may fall outside of the time limit required by law for a prosecution in the state but said her client would aid police with their inquiries. Read More »

Google unveils 'Pay with Google'; partners with over 40 payment providers

Google has finally rolled out their much-awaited " Pay With Google " feature, which uses their Payment API , that was launched this year during Google I/O event . The payment providers - including PayPal's Braintree, Stripe, Vantiv, Worldpay, Adyen, and Groupe Paysafe - will continue to process the transactions as before. Read More »

You Can Now Go Live on Instagram with a Friend

A musician could invite a fan for a virtual meet-and-greet, while a news outlet could use it for joint reports or discussions with viewers. While broadcasting a live video on Instagram, all you need to do is tap the new icon on the bottom right and tap "Add" to invite anyone who's now watching. Read More »

Here's How You Can Buy an Apple Watch for Just $25

The Vitality life insurance program is designed for customers who live a healthy, active lifestyle, and features the ability to save on premiums based on factors like activity measured by the Apple Watch. Brooks Tingle, senior vice president of John Hancock, said about half of the members who got a watch reached their monthly exercise goals. Reported by CNBC , John Hancock started giving Apple Watches to a limited portion of its life insurance customers a few years ago. Read More »

Injustice 2 Finally Confirmed For PC Release

The PC version is being handled by QLOC - the Polish studio responsible for PC ports such as RiME, DMC: Devil May Cry , Mortal Kombat XL , Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, and more. Well, QLOC was the studio that fixed the PC port of Mortal Kombat X . Warner Bros. has confirmed a PC port of Injustice 2 is indeed in the works, with an open beta expected to begin on October 25. Read More »

Xbox One's First Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Games Now Available


If you don't already have yours preordered, you may end up having a hard time getting your hands on the upgraded console. Microsoft's streaming service, Mixer , is the option that's, of course, being pushed to use when watching the reveal, but you can still observe the Xbox festivities via Twitch , YouTube , or Facebook Live . Read More »

Microsoft drops lawsuit as U.S. govt agrees to reduce gag orders


Microsoft has announced that it will drop its lawsuit against the USA government after the Department of Justice said that it will use fewer secrecy orders when making requests for user information. "We understand there are instances in which the government might need a secrecy order for legitimate reasons". Smith acknowledges situations when secrecy orders may be needed - such as those in which revealing the information would harm an individual - but contrasts those with the fact that the ... Read More »

Amazon Cuts Kindle Prices for Decennial


The changes start with a new app logo that zooms in on the iconic "kid reading under the tree" and does away with the "Kindle" name in the logo itself, which was duplicated in the smartphone user interface. On Tuesday, Amazon redesigned the free Kindle app for iOS and Android, with larger book covers, newer fonts, a lighter backdrop and what Amazon says will be a more seamless experience switching back and forth from the book you are reading to your library of books. Read More »

India approves US$32.4 bil state bank recapitalisation plan


India is defined by low inflation these days. The government data in August showed that India's Gross Domestic Product grew by 5.7 per cent during the first quarter (April-June) of the financial year 2017-18. While individual ministries will spearhead and provide momentum, banks will undertake speedy processing of loan applications in a hassle-free manner. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Now Supports GameCube Controller after 4.0 Update


As the GameXplain video demonstrates below, the Switch now supports the use of GameCube controllers. Twitter user Master Mewking discovered that GameCube controllers can now work with the Switch via the Wii U adapter. The only downside is that the GameCube controller does not have a Z button on the left-hand side, and there's no Home button, so it's going to be tricky returning to the Switch's main menu from within a game. Read More »

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One version will have a physical release


Specifically, Green said that there might not be one. "Oh no", Greene swiftly responded. This means new maps, weapons, cosmetic upgrades, features, improvements, and more to keep things fresh with regular and seasonal updates. PUBG creator Brendan Greene was in attendance at TwitchCon over the weekend to show his face during this year's OMEN Challenge, which featured Playerunknown's Battlegrounds . Read More »

Vodafone and Micromax Tie up to Launch Budget Bharat2 Ultra Smartphones

Micromax has recently tied up with BSNL to launch their bundled Bharat 1 4G Feature Phone . The device is effectively priced at Rs. 999 and is expected to go on sale in the first week of November. It has 512MB RAM with it. Interestingly, it has a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. We believe that greater device affordability and low cost data packs will drive increased smartphone adoption, as there is still a huge gap. Read More »

Gears Of War 4 Will Look Pretty Amazing On Xbox One X


The new Gears of War 4 update is available to download on October 23rd, 2017 and includes two new maps. Though developer The Coalition has been relatively mum on specifics up to this point, it has finally revealed the list of enhancements that Gears players will be able to take advantage of on Xbox One X - including a choice between two rendering options. Read More »

Ford says no to high-performance Mustang pack


The new "Level 2" pack will be available this month in the U.S., building on Level 1 features such as Brembo six-piston brakes, retuned stability, braking and steering systems, a bigger radiator and a Torsen rear diff with 3.73 axle ratio by adding stiffer springs and stabiliser bars, a lower ride height, new front and rear spoiler and unique 19-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Read More »

Facebook tests splitting news feed to highlight posts from friends


Facebook is experimenting with the prospect of removing non-promoted posts from users' News Feed, meaning smaller organizations that rely on the social media platform for free advertising and engagement may soon be cut off. To understand if people like these two different spaces, we will test a few things, such as how people engage with videos and other types of posts. Facebook says the initiative is for the good of the user. Read More »

Rockstars Doubles Down on Single Player Games


Rockstar has said it didn't feel that making more single-player content for GTA 5 was necessary. "It was three games in one". This highlights what Sarwar is saying - the Rockstar Games team just isn't big enough to create DLC expansions while also crafting these brand new game releases. Read More »

'Lego Dimensions' (ALL) Three-Year Support Plan Ends Prematurely


There will not be a Season 3 of LEGO Dimensions . Warner Bros . confirmed the following to IGN: "After careful consideration, we will not be producing new expansion packs for the game beyond what is now available". LEGO Dimensions joins Disney Infinity as the latest toys-to-life game to wind down. It had a strong community, though some potential fans were put off by the price of the Story, Level, Team and Fun packs for the game. Read More »

IPhone 8 is Selling Like an 'S' Model


Or the iPhone X later this year, if you can afford that insane price. Suppliers have been struggling with components for the iPhone X's "TrueDepth" camera used in Face ID and "Animoji". The iPhone Upgrade Program "head start" is only available to those who are already signed up, meaning new customers will have to pre-order as planned. Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ Premium starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update


And that is exactly what has happened. So, even though the roll-out of Android Oreo for Xperia XZ Premium begins today, this is a phased process, which means timing and availability will vary by market and/or carrier. You also get autofocus burst for focusing and capturing moving objects. In any case, Sony Xperia XZ Premium ( review ) users in the above-mentioned regions will be able to experience Oreo and its features hands on. Read More »

Analogue's Super Nt comes with two SNES games, including a 'Director's Cut'


While the game was critically acclaimed at the time, it wasn't the version that developer Factor 5 wanted to release. For its release, the creators are including a new, previously unreleased version of a game, too - but this one is a 'Director's Cut' of a game that did come out already once before, just not in the way its creators originally intended. Read More »

Dragon Ball FighterZ Release Date and FighterZ Pass Announced

Captain Ginyu is a powerful character having the ability to switch himself with the opponent's fighter lasting until the end of the fight. The DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ - FighterZ Edition includes the game along with the FighterZ Pass which adds 8 new characters to the roster. Read More »

Velcom starts selling Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A


The listing on TENAA also tells us that the Redmi Note 5 will be sold in 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory variants. The Xiaomi MEE7 and MET7 are assumed to be the Redmi 5 and the Redmi 5 Plus. On the software front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 will run company's proprietary MIUI 9 custom UI skin, based on Google's Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. Read More »

Shin Megami Tensei V is confirmed for the Nintendo Switch


It would have been enough just to see the first fleeting glimpses of the game-which looks attractive in Unreal Engine 4-but the real bombshell is the Switch exclusivity for the upcoming project. No release date was announced yet. Shin Megami Tensei V appears to be a follow up to 3DS game although details about it are now unknown and there was no confirmed release date set for it. Read More »

Neogaf down after owner accused of sexual harassment


Owner Tyler "Evilore" Malka has been accused of sexual harassment by filmmaker Ima Leupp (her post coming as part of the growing #MeToo movement that followed the Harvey Weinstein scandal). After the post yesterday afternoon numerous commentators offered "suicide posts", which were deliberately written in hopes of being banned. In 2012, Malka wrote about a trip to Spain in which he grabbed a woman after buying her a drink. Read More »

64% of Chrome's traffic on Android devices is safe


Use the Google Payment API to request any credit or debit card stored in your customer's Google account, including their Android Pay credentials. Payment process on Android phone or tablet can give you headache sometimes and Google knows this. Read More »

Android Hackers: Google Offers $1000 Bug Bounty for Apps

Part of its bug bounty program, Google is ready to offer hackers a reward of $1000 if they can find glitches in Google's website and Android applications. Based in Mountain View, California, Google has partnered with the popular bug bounty platform HackerOne to reward those who find, disclose, and help fix the most serious security flaws. Read More »

Extinguisher Malfunctions During Fire on Jet Airways Flight


It is possible that Arpita's phone caught on fire due to faulty battery possibly from a third-party source, but it is all conjecture for now. The Samsung Galaxy J smartphone belongs to Dhal family residing in Delhi. A Jet Airways spokesperson in Delhi said the device had been confiscated and would be returned after investigation. "The aircraft landing was safe and uneventful". Read More »

Xbox Boss Hints at New Xbox One X Start-up Screen


The Xbox One X got launched on November 7th. The "Feel True Power" campaign is rolling out globally now. While the teasers were actually a bit underwhelming due to the few gameplay showcased, this one actually feels a lot better, and I would go as far as to say that it's great. Read More »

Google is Investigating Instances of Pixel 2 XL Screen Burn


However, image retention is temporary, but screen burn-in is permanent. The publication has released the following image of the Pixel 2 XL which shows the screen burn-in where the navigation bar is present. And while it's not as disastrous as the Galaxy Note 7 last year, the Pixel 2 XL might turn out to be this year's fiasco. Hence, Pixel 2 XL users who are facing screen burn-in problems could be eligible to receive a warranty replacement. Read More »

Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit

As Google begins shipping the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL smartphones, Andy Rubin's Essential Products has slashed the price of the company's first smartphone - the Essential Phone - from $699 (roughly Rs. The current price of $499 will certainly give Essential a much-required pace. The Essential company is offering a $200 coupon code under the 'Friends and Family offer' that you can use to purchase a new Essential phone or Essential 360 Camera. Read More »

HTC U11 Plus leaked, along with more U11 Life details


HTC have just recently dropped hints at an upcoming phone that could be another variant of the U11 via a teaser from the company's official Twitter account. The rear panel further fits the camera at the center, below which is the fingerprint sensor. There is also a possibility that the device may come in two variants, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, and another with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, both these internal storage variants are further expandable. Read More »

WhatsApp might've revealed its next major new feature


Furthermore revealing details about WhatsApp's upcoming group calling feature WaBetaInfo notes, "WhatsApp 2.17.70 sends a request to the server to ask if the user you are calling is in another group call!" Before it was an internal news, now it's all confirmed", WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday, adding , "There are a lot of hidden references about group voice calls, but there is only one reference about group video calls. Read More »