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Tech Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash Video Reveals More Details
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Uber said Vasquez met the company's vetting requirements. "There are more unexpected traffic scenarios in Taiwan than in the USA, which is why we need to establish a more controlled environment for driverless cars", he said. His visit to Phoenix was seen by the Arizona team as a critical opportunity to demonstrate their progress, according to the people familiar with the company's operations in the Phoenix area.

Tech Apple to fix bug that allows Siri to read hidden notifications
Author: 0 Apple to fix bug that allows Siri to read hidden notifications

Well, the bug allowed Siri to read out lock screen notifications from third-party apps, even if you had your message previews turned off and the phone locked. Users have the ability to temporarily disable it, albeit at their own inconvenience, by simply turning off "Show Lock Screen" within the Settings and Notifications option.

Tech Just Shapes & Beats is bullet hell meets music
Author: 0 Just Shapes & Beats is bullet hell meets music

Reigns , a great mobile game, comes to Switch, too. Strategy game Reigns: Kings and Queens will be available this spring. Just Shapes and Beats: Described as a 'bullet-hell rhythm game, ' Just Shapes and Beats will launch first on Nintendo Switch this summer.

Tech Uber halts self-driving cars after fatality
Author: 0 Uber halts self-driving cars after fatality

Following the accident, Uber is temporarily pulling its self-driving cars off the roads in Tempe, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Toronto, where it had been testing them. Tempe and Arizona have been a testbed for self-driving technologies thanks to state laws that allowed self-driving cars on city roads. As a result of the tragic accident, Uber has pulled all of its autonomous vehicles off the road as its investigates what went wrong and cooperates with local authorities.

Tech Google is Bringing Instant Apps to Games on Android
Author: 0 Google is Bringing Instant Apps to Games on Android

Google has soft launched a version of its Instant Apps service but for games . New tags like "New" or "Action" make it easier to find a particular type of game. For starters, they're only in the Play Store , but Google says the format can be used all over the web, so you might see links to play games in a lot more places soon.

Tech Fortnite 3.3 patch is now available, adds Remote Explosives and Supply Llama
Author: 0 Fortnite 3.3 patch is now available, adds Remote Explosives and Supply Llama

It will take you to the Epic Games website, where you can sign up for an email invite. Fortnite Mobile iOS , Android gameplay screenshots Sun, March 11, 2018 FORTNITE Mobile gameplay screenshots are revealed for iOS and Android. Despite this, it's already the number one downloaded iPhone game in the US. If you already have an account for the game, Fortnite will add it to the list and will include all the purchases and upgrades you've made on other devices.

Tech Samsung Galaxy S9: What the experts say
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9: What the experts say

As usual, there are a couple of caveats here. To avail the 70 percent buyback offer, consumers need to have a Jio connection and do a cumulative recharge of minimum Rs 2500 within 12 months from any of the available Jio plans. When it comes to specs, the Galaxy S9 is packing a 5.8-inch 2960×1440 Super AMOLED display, while the S9+ has a 6.2-inch 2960×1440 screen . The S9, on the other hand, is just an S series version of the Galaxy Note 8 .

Tech Lok Sabha passes finance Bill without debate
Author: 0 Lok Sabha passes finance Bill without debate

The amendments approved by the Lok Sabha included the one providing for grandfathering of capital gains accrued on unlisted entities till January 31. The modified tax proposals include changes to the long-term capital gains ( LTCG ) tax regime for stocks and mutual funds, which will be reintroduced after almost 15 years.

Tech Google Celebrates The International Pi Day Along With The Whole World
Author: 0 Google Celebrates The International Pi Day Along With The Whole World

Approximate values used most commonly in calculations are 3.14 and 3.1415, or the fraction 22/7. Pi is the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter. It's an important part of the foundation of mathematics, most importantly geometry, where pi is key to equations calculating the area of a circle, A = π r, and the volume of a cylinder, V = π rh.

Tech Alexa expands on Fire, iPad, Android tablets
Author: 0 Alexa expands on Fire, iPad, Android tablets

The company said it would change the command to "Alexa, can you laugh?" While this is all good news for the Alexa app, there are a couple drawbacks and limitations we need to tell you about. Amazon has expanded access to its Alexa calling and messaging options to the iPad and other tablets, Engadget reports . How easy it is to make calls and send messages will largely depend on the device.

Tech Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn't addictive enough
Author: 0 Fortnite is coming to mobile, as if it wasn't addictive enough

Epic made a surprising announcement recently when it revealed that it was bringing Fortnite's incredibly popular Battle Royale mode to mobile, complete with cross-play. Similar functionality is coming soon for the Xbox One version. Spencer said at the time that he "would have liked to see them leave it on". The rampant success of Fortnite: Battle Royale has led to Fortnite landing on mobiles, cross-play and all.

Tech Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Shares New Baby Bump Pic
Author: 0 Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Shares New Baby Bump Pic

She wants Tristan Thompson to move in with his son Prince Thompson once their baby arrives. But Khloe certainly isn't going hungry throughout the day as she's making sure she's "eating like a beast" before the waves of sickness kick in during the evenings.

Tech Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'
Author: 0 Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

Both Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro users will be able to switch to the S Mode in order to have a faster and more intuitive user experience, without Win32 programs. Citing new data from the United Kingdom -based research consultancy Futuresource, Microsoft yesterday also highlighted the growing use of Windows 10 devices in K-12 education.

Tech Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch Gets Release Date, Amiibo, and Network Test
Author: 0 Dark Souls for Nintendo Switch Gets Release Date, Amiibo, and Network Test

Solaire has become a meme of sorts, mainly thanks to his saying "Praise the sun!" Dark Souls Remastered was initially announced towards the end of the previous Nintendo Direct Mini and for it to have this much fanfare on the Switch is very surprising to say the least! The figure, based on Solaire of Astora , gives players the ability use the Praise the Sun gesture at the start of the game.

Tech Google Officially Releases Android P's First Developer Preview
Author: 0 Google Officially Releases Android P's First Developer Preview

This one is codenamed "P", and your guess is as good as ours as to what dessert-themed name the final version of the software will receive. The death of the Pixel C means Google now has no supported Android tablets. The messaging apps would support the inclusion of " Smart replies ", images and stickers directly in the notification. Before heading on to the process of flashing the update, Google does prompt users to create a backup of the phone since installing a system image on a ...

Tech There's a Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow
Author: 0 There's a Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

This is probably a longshot for the March 8 Nintendo Direct , but we can't help but put this on our wishlist. At the time of writing, the only confirmed title to be in the presentation is Mario Tennis Aces , which was initially announced in January's Nintendo Direct Mini.

Tech Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuts with Level 5 automation
Author: 0 Volkswagen ID Vizzion concept debuts with Level 5 automation

Vizzion and its features below. Crozz SUV concepts , and I.D. The interior of the I.D. Vizzion concept features four captain seat and thick carpeting. "Step by step, it will relieve the driver of tasks, if the driver so wishes", said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess. That takeover, as mentioned, would be through gestures and voice commands rather than the usual wheel and pedals.

Tech YouTube trials feature that replaces video backgrounds
Author: 0 YouTube trials feature that replaces video backgrounds

While artificial intelligence may one day evolve into the godhead , right now it's being put to a more prosaic use: amusing backgrounds in YouTube videos. In its research blog , Google talked about the technical details of the feature at length. For each image, Google's researchers isolated facial features and hair as accurately as possible to help the network distinguish between foreground and background .

Tech Samsung Galaxy S9 display just beat the Apple iPhone X. Here's how
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 display just beat the Apple iPhone X. Here's how

It will go on sale in the United Kingdom on 16 March. DxOMark praised the Galaxy S9 + camera performance, especially in low light conditions. "Not many consumers are well aware of the new products, as it has only been two days since the companies unveiled the latest models at the MWC", another observer said.

Tech Amazon pays $1 billion to acquire smart doorbell startup Ring
Author: 0 Amazon pays $1 billion to acquire smart doorbell startup Ring

In June 2017, Ring announced that select Ring Video Doorbells and Security Cameras could be accessed by talking to an Amazon Echo Show or Amazon Fire TV . Today it has been revealed that Amazon have purchased Ring supposedly for over a billion dollars. The world's largest online retailer believes that selling internet-connected gadgets from Kindle e-readers to its new Cloud Cam will spark more shopping on Amazon.com.

Tech Vivo unveils Apex concept phone with half-display fingerprint scanner, periscope camera
Author: 0 Vivo unveils Apex concept phone with half-display fingerprint scanner, periscope camera

No doubt we'll be seeing them in not only this phone but other manufacturers' offerings in the not-to-distant future. This week at MWC , Vivo is showing off what that might look like with its concept phone, the Apex . Vivo's solution is genius in its simplicity but also incredibly ridiculous in action. Vivo also has reduced the space taken by circuit board by almost 60%.

Tech You'll soon be able to get your hands on Android Go phones
Author: 0 You'll soon be able to get your hands on Android Go phones

Keen Android users who've been following a somewhat obscure Google Issue Tracker thread from November of a year ago celebrated an exciting new development today. There are already a handful of applications using ARCore, including a portal to FC Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium created by Snapchat, Sotheby's International Realty interior visualization tool, and an app that puts Porsche's Mission E concept auto in users' driveways.

Tech Snapchat to Redesign Critics: Keep Using the App - It Will Get Better
Author: 0 Snapchat to Redesign Critics: Keep Using the App - It Will Get Better

Snap is sliding Thursday, down 8.48% at $17.06 a share, after Kylie Jenner suggested her days of using its Snapchat app are over . Since its start, Snapchat has been a hit among young users, but it failed to appeal to the older lot, who found Facebook a more convenient way to remain socially connected.

Tech Moto G6 Plus Cases Leak, Along With Phone Renders
Author: 0 Moto G6 Plus Cases Leak, Along With Phone Renders

What's notable is that Motorola didn't launch the Play variant for its fifth-generation of Moto G smartphones. We're curious to know about the other phones, the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play , that are rolling out with the Moto G6 Plus . The Moto G6 Plus will launch in Silver, Gold, White, Blue and Cyan colour variants as per the image. A recent leak showed the handset score 1801 points in multi-core performance and 472 in the single-core test.

Tech Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners
Author: 0 Apple Could Source Key Battery Components Directly From Miners

Apple's first discussions on cobalt deals with miners were more than a year ago, and it may end up deciding not to go ahead with any deal, another person said. Cobalt is also mined in China, Russia, Canada and Australia, but we guess that would be more pricey. Apple has plenty of reason to be concerned as smartphones and electric cars depend on the cobalt, the price of which has doubled in the past 12 months, according to market track InvestmentMine .

Tech Android P To Restrict Background Apps From Hijacking Camera, Mic
Author: 0 Android P To Restrict Background Apps From Hijacking Camera, Mic

The New York Times found past year that over 250 apps for Android are tracking users via the devices' microphones and cameras for ad purposes. Google Pay is available now at Google Play Store for Android users (however, an iOS version is currently unavailable).

Tech Apple Park Employees Keep Running Into Glass Walls
Author: 0 Apple Park Employees Keep Running Into Glass Walls

The men involved in the cases were left with minor cuts, it's reported , though were not, apparently, hospitalized. One of the biggest design features contributing to Apple's aesthetics is the 45-foot tall curved transparent safety panels and the cubicles, walls, and doors all made of glass.

Tech Steam Lunar New Year Sale
Author: 0 Steam Lunar New Year Sale

Is there anything you are hoping to grab in the Steam sale today? Some of the globally top selling games at the moment that are now on sale include Grand Theft Auto V , Nioh: Complete Edition , Human: Fall Flat , Slay the Spire , Dark Souls III: Complete Edition , The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GotY Edition , ARK: Survival Evolved , Assassin's Creed: Origins , Counter Strike: Global Offensive , and Rocket League .

Tech Apple shifts approach on feature development, report says
Author: 0 Apple shifts approach on feature development, report says

According to people familiar with the matter, Apple will focus on the next two years of updates of iOS on the iPhone and iPad. Software chief Craig Federighi laid out the new strategy to his army of engineers last month, according to a person familiar with the discussion.

Tech Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Launched, Mi TV Next
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Note 5 Pro Launched, Mi TV Next

It is the first Redmi phone to feature 18:9 display and dual rear cameras. The Redmi Note 5 comes with 12 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel front camera which is supported by LED selfie flash. The phone supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and packs a 4000mAh battery. People are shown looking at a slim device from various angles fuelling speculations on the launch of its Mi TV.

Tech Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps
Author: 0 Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

The Area 120 team is aiming for the app to have support among major messaging apps such as Hangouts , Allo, Whatsapp , Facebook Messenger , Android Messages , Skype , Twitter DMs, and Slack . Since it has not yet been availed for all of the users of Android Messages service till the date. It scans the message you are replying to and takes into account other factors like your current location, what's in your Google Calendar , the time of day, and even the weather, and then suggests ...

Tech Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018
Author: 0 Kia Mohave showcased at Auto Expo 2018

With a view on the governments vision for all electric vehicles by 2030, Tata Motors is displaying an extended range of six EV products in personal and mass mobility segments. The company displayed its Soul EV along with plug in hybrid models, Optima and Niro, while also unveiling its SP Concept , the conventional India-specific SUV which will be launched next year.

Tech Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels
Author: 0 Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels

Though HTC refused to confirm if it is the U12 model, acclaimed smartphone tipster Evan Blass tweeted the phone is indeed HTC U12 or HTC Imagine. As per a report by Taiwanese publication Sogi , HTC said that the new smartphone with fast data access would be launched sometime this year. In the images below the HTC U12 has achieved a 809.58 Mbps download speed, which points to the zippy Qualcomm X20 LTE modem that will premiere with the Snapdragon 845.

Tech LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional'
Author: 0 LAPD: Shooting by 12-year-old girl at school 'not intentional'

The other three, including two students and a 30-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries that were not caused directly by the shooting. A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head was in critical condition, and a 15-year-old girl who was shot in the arm was listed as stable, Los Angeles police said late Thursday.

Tech Want Office 2019? Microsoft has a condition for you
Author: 0 Want Office 2019? Microsoft has a condition for you

Microsoft revealed last fall that it will soon introduce a new version of its super popular office suite. The writing may have been on the wall when Windows Vista was released to the public, but it's only after many, many years we're starting to hear the stories of those who worked on the ill-fated operating system , providing insight into exactly what went wrong.

Tech Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?
Author: 0 Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 Active passes certification, update imminent?

Alongside these models, Samsung will release the Oreo update to the newly released smartphones- the Galaxy A8 (2018), the Galaxy A8+ (2018). But each image highlights different features Samsung could be planning for the Galaxy S9. According to the renders seen on the website, the design of the Galaxy S9 is similar to last year's Galaxy S8 . We can expect the rugged S9 Active to feature a slightly bigger battery than 3000mAh.

Tech Nokia 3310 to take on JioPhone with its 4G VoLTE variant?
Author: 0 Nokia 3310 to take on JioPhone with its 4G VoLTE variant?

HMD has quietly pushed out a 4G model of the Nokia 3310 giving the budget retro remake access to speedy mobile broadband. Nevertheless, we can expect the announcement of the remaining details at the company's event which will happen at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Tech Now send messages with Alexa
Author: 0 Now send messages with Alexa

Then, go into the Conversations tab (that's message icon next to the home button). However, by switching over to SMS, you can send texts to anyone in your contacts . If the person you're sending the message to is saved in your Android phone's address book, just say their full name when prompted. In the ad, Amazon's solution to their Alexa woes is to replace her with celebrities donning customer service headsets and helping users out themselves.

Author: 0 LG expands color options to LG G6 and LG Q6 smartphones

To some consumers disappointment, the new colours are not met with the release of a major new software update. The LG G6 will get the Moroccan Blue, Lavender Violet , and Raspberry Rose variants. The phones will first roll out in Korea in February, and then make their way to other global markets. Currently, this color is only available for the latest flagship models in LG's G and V lineup.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

Like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , it is expected that Microsoft will also be offering it at its Microsoft Stores. Like the S8 , this new flagship's screen looks set to cover nearly the entire front of the phone .

Tech Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features
Author: 0 Apple Spotlights Key iOS 11.3 Features

The iOS 11 .3 Health app update will allow you to pull up this type of data with just a couple of taps. However, the company did not specify exactly when that update would be available , saying only that it would come after the planned release of iOS 11.3 this spring that adds a slew of new animojis and features for its health app.

Tech Jose Mourinho signs extension with Manchester United
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho signs extension with Manchester United

YEOVIL Town will take centre stage on Friday evening as they play host to Manchester United in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup. Mourinho added: "I am really honoured and proud to be Manchester United manager". Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been tipped to play a key role in 2017/18, beginning tonight in Macedonia. It's a great, satisfying night for us because we managed to beat a strong team and I felt that in January we paid a heavy price for uncertainty that was existing in our ...

Tech Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook
Author: 0 Snapchat to allow Stories on Twitter, Facebook

Our Stories are the collaborative, crowdsourced variety of Stories that Snap launched back in 2014 and let users publicly contribute snaps to a shared group that anyone on the app can view. Official Stories , are those posed by famous people and you can recognise these because a special emoji will appear next to the name of the person who posted them.

Tech Nintendo Labo kits are available to pre-order
Author: 0 Nintendo Labo kits are available to pre-order

Here's how it works: "With each Nintendo Labo kit , kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard - specially created to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers - into creations called Toy-Con". The second package is called Robot Kit and, as the name implies, includes everything necessary to assemble a robot suit. Coming out of the blue (and surprisingly missing a perfectly timed announce window at CES 2018), Nintendo's cardboard Labo idea will be coming ...

Tech Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect
Author: 0 Apple bumps up timeline of $29 battery replacement price, now in effect

Once the battery is replaced, there will be no need to throttle the phone, at least until the new battery starts getting older and can't handle certain tasks without the risk of shutting down the whole device. Which is likely what has forced Apple into having to take measures to placate its demanding customer base. The company agreed to cut $50 from the cost of replacing an out-of-warranty iPhone battery, to $29, for iPhone 6 and newer models.

Tech House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier
Author: 0 House releases transcript of interview tied to Trump dossier

Trump's business career had evolved over the prior decade into a lot of projects in overseas places, particularly in the former Soviet Union, that were very opaque, and that he had made a number of trips to Russian Federation, but said he'd never done a business deal there", Simpson said.

Tech Backlash: YouTube Faces Partner Rage Over Monetization Changes
Author: 0 Backlash: YouTube Faces Partner Rage Over Monetization Changes

After months of complaints from advertisers over their messages appearing alongside inappropriate or exploitative videos, YouTube has announced a new set of policies created to improve how it vets content. YouTube has been facing advertiser unease because of a series of negative stories over the past few months noting the disturbing quality of many videos aimed at children, linking the site to child endangerment, and highlighting the questionable media ethics of some of the largest ...

Author: 0 ChaiOS Bug Crashes iPhones and Macs

A new flaw which can make your iPhone crash from just receiving a message has been discovered and has been dubbed "text bomb". One of his testers (@aaronp613 ) confirmed the bug worked, saying: "The device will freeze for a few minutes".

Tech Overwatch's Blizzard World Map Has Its Grand Opening on January 23
Author: 0 Overwatch's Blizzard World Map Has Its Grand Opening on January 23

The map in question is an interesting one that's called "Blizzard World" and has been created to resemble a theme park of sorts. It's not clear if there will be hero balance changes in the update but we do expect new loot box items, including at least eight new skins.

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