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Amazon plates up £5m sponsorship to Great British Bake Off


Amazon is thought have paid around £5m to sponsor the second series of the show on Channel 4, making it the internet giant's biggest ever UK TV deal. The promotion will focus on Amazon's Echo speakers and the capabilities of the Alexa voice service - expect recipe skills and reordering baking supplies to be featured. Read More »

Palm handset could debut on Verizon during second half of 2018


WebOS now lives on as a TV operating system, after it was sold to LG by Hewlett-Packard (which bought Palm in 2010). Expect Android to power the phone. Not much is known about the device besides that it'll run Android but it's telling nevertheless. The ODM hinted last year, when it was making headway with an arguably more lucrative brand, BlackBerry , that Palm would also get a revival after years of dormancy . Read More »

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sheds Extra Weight With Weissach Package


Naturally, there's a price for such subtle visual changes: $18,000 for the Weissach Package, which helps the 4.0-liter 520 horsepower flat six push the vehicle from 0-to-60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. The subtle styling changes continue at the rear as the model has a larger spoiler which helps to provide additional downforce. But if you're already spending $188,550 to buy a 911 GT3 RS, what's another few thousand dollars? The package also comes with Porsche's full bucket seats ... Read More »

How to find out everything Facebook knows about you


Facebook announced Wednesday it is shuttering an advertising program that used data from third-party brokers to precisely target ads to users of the social network - a change that comes as Facebook wrestles with criticisms that it has been cavalier about how it manages data on its some 2 billion users. Read More »

Music Videos Section Comes to Apple Music Ahead of iOS 11.3 Release


It had previously said that this will happen with iOS 11.3 but it has gone ahead and rolled out the new section anyway even before iOS 11.3 has been publicly released. Apple Music subscribers could watch unlimited, ad-free videos before the update, but now it's just a lot easier to find them. Apple will put the service's recommendation algorithm to good use and provide users with curated video playlists which will include playlists such as "The A-List: Pop Videos". Read More »

Facebook overhauls privacy settings amid data breach outcry


The move comes at a time when Facebook is under scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica scandal which saw a political strategy company get its hands on the data of some 50 million users. You can go here to delete anything from your timeline or profile that you no longer want on Facebook. "Public education and awareness-raising relating to online privacy can help individual users protect themselves". Read More »

Fair Housing Groups Sue Facebook for Allowing Discrimination in Housing Ads


The housing organizations purchased ads on Facebook between December 2017 and February 2018 and used the social network's automated audience category suggestions to narrow who their ads would be shown to. The organizations note in their complaint that their lawsuit hits Facebook in the same year as the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act , the law that makes exclusionary advertising in housing illegal. Read More »

Keep Facebook From Spying On You With Firefox's New Extension


Most of us remember that it wasn't always this way. When you the add-on the first thing it does is delete all your Facebook cookies and logs you out of the social network. "It is important to know that this extension doesn't prevent Facebook from mishandling the data that it already has, or permitted others to obtain, about you", Mozilla warns. Read More »

Suzuki Conclude Agreement To Supply Cars To Each Other In India

Manufacturing will begin by mid-2019. The timing and number of supplied units, vehicle specifications and pricing will be determined at a later stage, they said. Toyota lags far behind with a roughly 5 percent market share. Toyota has produced cars specifically for the Indian market for 20 years, but sales have been dented by poor demand of its last two no-frills models made specifically for India, the Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback, which were criticized for compromising on quality and ... Read More »

Google Announces Mobile First Index Rolling Out


It will be interesting to see how this changes things in the world of search rankings. According to a report from the Android Community blog, Google is testing a new feature that completely eliminates pagination on mobile search pages. Read More »

Massive Stellar Flare Hits Planet Proxima B Making Life Less Likely

A team of astronomers led by Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger of the Carnegie Institution for Science (USA) announced last March the detection of a massive stellar eruption. Scientists knew that the Proxima Centauri emits small stellar flares but the latest find changes that view. "It's likely that Proxima b was blasted by high-energy radiation during this flare". Read More »

Wife speaks after man charged in Allentown teen case


I never had one girlfriend, always two or three. The judge, Musa Sa'ad, asked Mrs. Abdullahi if she was pregnant and the sex-starved woman said she was, noting, however, that the "romance that resulted into the pregnancy lasted for only one month". Read More »

Exchange student accused of threat researched how to buy AK-47


An Tso Sun, an 18-year-old exchange student from Taiwan , was arrested Tuesday night in Upper Darby on a charge of making a terroristic threat, CBS reports. Chitwood unveiled the seized items at Wednesday's news conference. He has been cooperating with officials and admitted to them what was alleged, Chitwood said. Read More »

Saturday's blue moon will be the last until 2020


H.T. Saturday. The Qatari Calendar House has announced that the sky of the State of Qatar and the countries of the Arab region will witness the "Blue Moon" phenomenon on Saturday (March 31) for the second time this year. And don't let the name throw you for a loop: this moon does not appear blue. "Squeezing a second full moon into a calendar month doesn't change the physical properties of the moon itself, so the colour remains the same". Read More »

Chrome Will Soon Let You Cast Local Files


Google has announced that a long-awaited feature is finally coming to the Chrome browser : A built-in, simple way to cast videos you have saved on your PC to your desktop. You can try it if you're lucky* in Beta channel by following these steps: Click "Cast..." If the feature is not showing up, you can enable it using -enable-features=EnableCastLocalMedia switch. Read More »

Apple has Released a New iPad Specifically Designed for School


This week has been a big one for Apple , yesterday it launched the rumored budget iPad aimed specifically at schools with Apple Pencil support. Yes, if you've been using an iPhone or iPad , you can makeover it by using an all new stunning color cases officially released by Apple . Read More »

Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) under Brief Concentration on Stock Valuations


The business had revenue of $731.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $686.12 million. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 121,038 shares of the social networking company's stock worth $2,042,000 after acquiring an additional 11,026 shares during the last quarter. Read More »

Researchers have found the oldest human footprints in North America


Almost 13,000-year footprints - likely of two adults and a child - found on an island off western Canada. Petraglia told the New York Times that the ancient human footprints uncovered on Calvert Island in British Colombia, 62 miles north of Vancouver Island, suggest "an early entrance into the Americas". Read More »

Criminal negligence led to Kemerovo shopping mall fire: Putin


A woman reacts during a funeral of a victim of a shopping mall fire at a cemetery in Kemerovo, Russia March 28, 2018. Russia's Investigative Committee, which handles major crimes, said it was trying to bring in the mall's owner for questioning and wanted to detain a security guard who had turned off the fire alarm system after learning of the blaze. Read More »

Huawei P20, P20 Pro to launch in India soon


On the rear side, the P20 has a 20MP+12MP dual camera setup, and the P20 Pro offers a 40MP+8MP+20MP triple rear camera setup. Also, it is also not confirmed whether either both Huawei P20 and P20 Pro or any one of them will be launched. Read More »

Facebook Announces Changes to Privacy Settings in Response to Cambridge Analytica

The program was launched in 2015 and at the time of the launch, Facebook's then lead of global data partnerships, Spencer Smith, said: "We take privacy very seriously and we want to give users more control". This is meant to give you easy access to the posts and comments you've made, but you'll also be able to use Access Your Information to download and delete your Facebook data. Read More »

Facebook to change privacy controls after data scandal


Therefore, instead of having settings spread across almost 20 different screens, users can now access it all from a single place. More specifically, Facebook says it will stop using data from third-party data aggregators - companies like Experian and Acxiom - to help supplement its own data set for ad targeting. Read More »

Apple Watch Series 4 will reportedly boost screen, battery, and health tracking


It seems like that is set to change with the Series 4. That said, a new research note from reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo ( via StreetInsider ) claims that Apple Watch shipments this year may increase by as much as 30% year-over-year. Apple Watch Series 4 will more than likely be unveiled sometime this fall along with a trio of new iPhones. The analyst believes a combination of a "more trendy from factor design", the addition of new sensors beyond heart rate monitoring, and lowering of ... Read More »

Google is now rolling out mobile-first web indexing


The labels were removed a year later, when Google started delivering different results for desktop and mobile users, with some results on Google Search Mobile leading directly to mobile-friendly pages. It's also worth noting that Google is not implementing two search indices, as it once proposed. Google will start looking at these pages with the same level of scrutiny that it looks at desktop pages, meaning their search engine optimization needs to be top notch for site owners to avoid ... Read More »

Has $1.38 Million Holdings in Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC)


The stock decreased 0.64% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $91.09. Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company was upgraded on Thursday, July 30 by Credit Agricole. Bank of America maintained the shares of SBNY in report on Wednesday, September 20 with "Buy" rating. Read More »

Tariffs show Trump doesn't want China's help with North Korea


The latest trade action sent stocks diving as fears rise that the U.S., which accuses China of mass theft of intellectual property and other unfair practises, could provoke a damaging trade war . "It's probably one of the reasons I was elected". Trump said he had made a decision to sign the bill despite his reservations, saying that it provides much-needed funding for the military, including a pay increase for troops and new equipment. Read More »

Google rolls out mobile-first indexing


Google officially announced that it was migrating all websites to mobile-first indexing, meaning their indexing and ranking system will now use the mobile version of a website as opposed to the desktop version, the firm announced in a press release. Read More »

Facebook failed to eliminate discriminatory housing ads, lawsuit says


The suit says Facebook is in violation of the Fair Housing Act , which makes it illegal to publish housing ads that indicate preferences or limitations based on race colour, religion, handicaps, familial status or national origin. Under the names of fake real estate companies, the fair housing groups posted ads for rental housing that excluded categories like "stay-at-home moms" and "corporate moms" in Washington, D.C., New York, Miami and San Antonio. Read More »

WannaCry reportedly reappears to strike Boeing


VanderWel also speculated the virus could "spread to airplane software". CYBER attackers have reportedly infected Boeing with the WannaCry computer virus - raising fears passenger jet software could be hacked. The ransomware forced a number of hospitals offline and some took weeks to recover . In December, the USA blamed North Korea for launching a WannaCry attack against thousands of computers worldwide in May. Read More »

China threatens retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products


China has increased tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminium pipe and other goods in response to Mr Trump's higher import duties on steel and aluminium. More than 1,000 products may be hit by US duties, according to the US Trade Representative. Read More »

Nokia (NOK) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.14

Using market capitalization to show the size of a company is important because company size is a basic determinant of various characteristics in which shareholders are interested, counting risk. The stock traded with the average Volume of 16.95 Million at the end of last session. Comparatively, the company has a Gross margin 39.5%. It has a dividend yield of 3.49%. Read More »

Subaru Forester gets bigger, adds safety features


Much of the rest of what the 2019 Subaru Forester delivers will be familiar to fans of the brand's focus on simple and useful designs married with day-to-day practicality. Keyless access with push-button start is standard from the Sport trim up and on these models, the Subaru Starlink connected services include remote start with climate control from the smartphone app. Read More »