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Facebook abused dominant position: German watchdog

Facebook abused dominant position: German watchdog And from the current state of affairs we are not convinced that users have given their effective consent to Facebook's data tracking and the merging of data into their social media account. The cartel office called on Facebook to introduce more "steering capabilities" for users that can limit these data collection practices. "Facebook has superior access to the personal data of its users and oth... [Full Article...]

Pokemon Go Receives iPhone-Exclusive AR+ Features Today

Pokemon Go Receives iPhone-Exclusive AR+ Features Today Support for the new AR features will come to the iPhone 6s and newer phones as well as new iPads, provided they run the latest version of iOS. The biggest change is instead of floating in an eerie void on top of the real world, Pokemon will exist in a physical spot in the world. [Full Article...]

This is Magic Leap's mixed reality headset

This is Magic Leap's mixed reality headset It will not be tethered to a computer, but it will need to connect to a device called a Lightpack for computing and power. With this information, the device uses lightfield photonics to produce virtual objects in the real world that can interact with desks, chairs and other physical objects. [Full Article...]

Apple Reportedly Throttling Older iPhones

About a week ago, a massively popular and widely circulated thread on Reddit posited that Apple purposely slows down performance on iPhones with older batteries . It reported that there was even more of a disparity when the iPhone 6 was tested on iOS 11 .2.0. It goes without saying that a drop in performance this steep would cause users to question the longevity of their devices and th... [Full Article...]

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Stake Boosted by QS Investors LLC

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) Stake Boosted by QS Investors LLC The stock increased 0.92% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $98.8. The stock ended last trade at 97.90 a share and the price is up more than 41.64% so far this year. (NYSE: WMT ). Catawba Capital Management Va holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Therefore 43% are positive. At the time of writing, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. [Full Article...]

Newly Discovered Android Malware Physically Damages Phones

Newly Discovered Android Malware Physically Damages Phones Loapi stands out from the crowd of various single-functional Android malware , including banking Trojans, crypto mining Trojans, etc., because it has a complex modular architecture that allows it to perform nearly limitless actions on a compromised device. [Full Article...]

Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 845

Galaxy S9+ spotted on Geekbench with Snapdragon 845 Set to arrive on the market sometime in January, the new phones are expected to be priced between $350 and $450. It seems that Samsung will fix the most annoying placement of the fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S9 duo. Further, the new Galaxies are expected to feature AMOLED Infinity displays . The Geekbench listing shows 4954 MB (well, around 5 GB) of RAM on the S9+, however, the S9+ wi... [Full Article...]

Facebook to Alert Users Spotted in Untagged Pics

Facebook to Alert Users Spotted in Untagged Pics We're also introducing a way for people who are visually impaired to know more about who is in the photos they encounter on Facebook . Facebook will alert you when photos of you are uploaded, even if you haven't been tagged in them. As optimistic as Facebook is about the new use case for its facial recognition technology , it also recognizes that this is not something that everyone is go... [Full Article...]

Facebook is introducing new tools to help curb harassment

Now, that should be a little more hard because the site will use a number of different signals including IP addresses to recognize new accounts from previously blocked individuals and prevent them from messaging or sending a friend request to the person who blocked them. [Full Article...]

YouTube seals deals with top music labels, moves towards paid service

YouTube seals deals with top music labels, moves towards paid service Music videos are among the most-watched videos on YouTube, with a recent study showing that more than 40% of the platform's users watch at least one music video in any given month. YouTube argues that it pays a fair price. Universal and Sony operate both recorded music and publishing divisions, and their label groups represent both in negotiations with YouTube. [Full Article...]

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" Makes Billboard's Top 10

So far, "The Chipmunks Song (Don't Be Late)" holds the distinction for the being the only Christmas song to reach No. 1. Past year the track peaked at #12. " All I Want For Christmas Is You " only really missed the top 10 on a technicality. With less than a week now until Christmas , you've probably heard Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" somewhere in the range of half a mill... [Full Article...]

Dragon Ball Fighterz will have an open beta in January

Dragon Ball Fighterz will have an open beta in January Today we're sharing two big updates for both DRAGON BALL FighterZ & DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 . Upon gathering all of these Dragon Balls , Shenron will appear to grant one of four wishes to the player. Coming in February 2018, The "Extra Pack 2" DLC will introduce a new mysterious teenage character named Fu to the game's roster. The game will feature special "dramatic" cut scenes from junctures ... [Full Article...]

Chrome Gets Built-In Ad Blocker To Crack Down On Annoying Ads

Chrome Gets Built-In Ad Blocker To Crack Down On Annoying Ads Advertising is the lifeblood of Google, so the company has always had an understandably awkward relationship with ad-blocking software. The goal seems to be for Google to cut back on users' use of third-party ad blockers that ban all ads outright. [Full Article...]

Facebook's facial recognition now finds photos you're untagged in

Facebook's facial recognition now finds photos you're untagged in To save you all that stress, and act like a watchdog, and to ensure your photo is not being used without your permission, Facebook is updating its Facial Recognition tool. Those in the European Union and Canada, meanwhile, don't even get the choice to begin with, as Facebook doesn't offer its face recognition technology due to data sharing and privacy legislation. [Full Article...]

The FedEx Corporation (FDX) VP John L. Merino Sells 7200 Shares

The original version of this piece of content can be read at https://weekherald.com/2017/12/19/british-columbia-investment-management-corp-purchases-23944-shares-of-fedex-co-fdx.html. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, October 25 to "Hold". UBS maintained the shares of FDX in report on Friday, June 3 with "Buy" rating. [Full Article...]

Obsidian: No microtransactions or loot boxes in our next RPG

Obsidian: No microtransactions or loot boxes in our next RPG However, we can now confirm that Obsidian's new game will not have microtransactions of any kind. The studio said that Private Division has been "incredibly supportive" of its vision with the unannounced game, and reiterated that it always places gamers first in all the decisions that it makes. [Full Article...]

AirPods Selling Out, But You Can Buy Them Here Now

Best Buy had the AirPods in stock online on December 13 the last time. In the UK, AirPods aren't available until the 2nd January if ordered online. There's also the Jaybird's Run buds which give you a fully wireless audio experience that isn't so Apple-centric. However, analysts are not surprised they've gone out of stock . [Full Article...]

The Rock Says He's Open to Running for President in 2024

The Rock Says He's Open to Running for President in 2024 Karen Gillan's Ruby Roundhouse is wearing tiny short shorts and a leather halter top in the jungle - the ridiculous costume is mocked straight away - and flies through the air to perform karate. This trope mockery leads to the best laughs in the film , and feel fresh and clever - unlike Jack Black's portrayal of a teenage girl, where the jokes on selfie culture and millenial slang seem rather ... [Full Article...]

Nokia 6 Joins The Android Oreo Beta Program

Nokia 6 Joins The Android Oreo Beta Program It usually takes around a month for public beta testing to be completed, so the Nokia 6 might receive the final OTA before the end of February. Announced back in November 2017, the Nokia Mobile Beta Labs is a program from HMD Global where it will be testing out the upcoming software releases with users. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program begins

While there's no confirmed timeframe - the thread is titled " Android 8 is just around the corner" - the news that the Axon 7 will enjoy all of the myriad benefits of Oreo is enough reason for celebration. Since the post regarding this was made on the European forum, we are expecting the update to first hit the devices in the European market. The Nokia 5, HMD Global's budget smartphone also ent... [Full Article...]


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