Lyft takes Uber challenge north to Canada

When service begins there, Lyft hopes to have enough drivers to respond to ride requests in two to three minutes, as it does in major USA cities. The company is also beginning to sign up potential drivers now in advance of its rollout of its service.... More..

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Xbox One X smash PlayStation Pro sales numbers in UK
by | Monday, November 13, 2017

Xbox One X smash PlayStation Pro sales numbers in UK

The best-selling Xbox One game of the week was Call of Duty: WWII, followed by Assassin's Creed Origins (which was promoted with the system), Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 and the Fo...More..

by | Monday, November 13, 2017

Google begins shipping wireless Pixel Buds

Several users have complained on Google's official forum and some have even documented it in a video . Google's own Assistant-enabled headphones, the Pixel Buds , will be released and shipped soon. If the...More..

Dinosaur-Era Shark With 300 Teeth Still Swims the Ocean
by | Monday, November 13, 2017

Dinosaur-Era Shark With 300 Teeth Still Swims the Ocean

The shark was accidentally snagged by a fishing trawler at a depth of 2,300 feet in the waters off Portimao on the Algarve Coast. A rare frilled shark is considered a " living fossil ", because evidence of it...More..

Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save size
by | Monday, November 13, 2017

Android 8.1 will reduce the size of inactive apps to save size

Likely for this reason, Google has sent emails to app developers regarding the usage of Accessibility Services. The service actually helps users with disabilities and Android has a set of Accessibility Serv...More..

Samsung announces next generation Exynos 9810 SoC
by | Monday, November 13, 2017

Samsung announces next generation Exynos 9810 SoC

That page apparently confirms the existence of the A5 (2018). But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone's previous generations have similar model numbers: SM-A520 (A5 2017), SM-A510 (A5 ...More..

The CIA has Confirmed Russia's Intervention in the Presidential Election
by | Sunday, November 12, 2017

The CIA has Confirmed Russia's Intervention in the Presidential Election

Trump told reporters on Saturday , following his meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, that he believed Putin meant it when he said Russian Federation did n...More..

New Renders Envision 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID
by | Sunday, November 12, 2017

New Renders Envision 2018 iPad Pro with Face ID

Apple isn't the first company to attempt face recognition in a smartphone. It now appears all that work has been in vain, as Vietnamese security company Bkav has demonstrated that a simple (or somewhat comp...More..

by | Sunday, November 12, 2017

How and where to watch the planetary event — Venus-Jupiter conjunction

It is, however, not the first time this celestial event has occurred. Viewers from anywhere in the world should look in the direction of sunrise low on the east-southeast horizon. About an hour before sunrise...More..

Pradyuman murder: Haryana Min finds arrest of student unbelievable
by | Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pradyuman murder: Haryana Min finds arrest of student unbelievable

Meanwhile, the Juvenile Justice Board sought clarification from the CBI for violating timings of interrogation of the accused class 11 boy. The student's father also said that only one Parent-Teachers Meeting...More..

by | Sunday, November 12, 2017

Wallops Island rocket launch postponed

The launch has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 12 at 7:14 a.m. In this handout provided by NASA, the Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, stands on launch Pad-0A during sunris...More..

Tonga see off Kiwis
by | Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tonga see off Kiwis

But Tonga came storming back in the second half, scoring 22 unanswered points to hit the front following a breathtaking spell of rugby. Tonga was leading early in the game with a penalty goal converted by Sio...More..

Nintendo to Boost Produce Between 25 and 30 Million Switches Next Year
by | Saturday, November 11, 2017

Nintendo to Boost Produce Between 25 and 30 Million Switches Next Year

The Nintendo Switch released in March, and since then has made an impressive name for itself with titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Splatoon 2 , and Super Mario Odyssey . Combined with ...More..

IBM says it's reached milestone in quantum computing
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

IBM says it's reached milestone in quantum computing

Dario Gil , IBM Research VP of AI and IBM Q , says the increased number qubits is only part of the story. We should savor this period in the history of quantum information technology, in which we are truly in ...More..

YouTube Vows To Crack Down On Inappropriate Videos Aimed At Children
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

YouTube Vows To Crack Down On Inappropriate Videos Aimed At Children

YouTube also made sure to clarify that the number of inappropriate videos within the YouTube Kids app is very small, with most of those videos claiming the majority of their viewership on the all-ages version ...More..

Just Dial rallies 20% on takeover talks by Google
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

Just Dial rallies 20% on takeover talks by Google

The BS report said citing an investment banker that Google has been talking to Just Dial for a buyout for sometime. The Business Standard had reported yesterday that the internet giant was in talks with Jus...More..

Plane forced to land after woman unlocks husband's phone, discovers affair
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

Plane forced to land after woman unlocks husband's phone, discovers affair

Subsequently, the pilot of the global airline sought permission to make an unscheduled stopover at Chennai and later offloaded the couple along with their child before resuming the journey to Bali in Indonesia,...More..

Apple developing AR headset, could launch it in 2020, report says
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

Apple developing AR headset, could launch it in 2020, report says

Apple already has four operating systems in its ecosystem: for smartphones or tablets (iOS), PCs (macOS), smartwatches (watchOS) and TVs (tvOS). Bloomberg , citing sources familiar with the matter, reports...More..

by | Friday, November 10, 2017

Google Maps reveals Disney's hiding place for Millenium Falcon

What, we ask you, could be more gloriously geeky than scouring Google Earth for a shot of the Millennium Falcon? Eagle-eyed Star Wars fans have spotted Han Solo's famous spaceship on Google Maps, just off...More..

Oil prices hit two-year high following Saudi corruption crackdown
by | Friday, November 10, 2017

Oil prices hit two-year high following Saudi corruption crackdown

January Brent fell 0.2% to $63.55. Several traders said prices got a boost from unconfirmed rumors that Saudi King Salman would relinquish the throne to his son Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Analysts surv...More..

IPhone 'i' bug fixed in iOS 11.1.1 update
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

IPhone 'i' bug fixed in iOS 11.1.1 update

Turns out that version introduced another set of squirrely issues, which has led Apple to release iOS 11 .1.1 today. Several people have taken to Apple's support forum in order to alert the company to an...More..

Logitech updates all Harmony hub remotes to control your smart home
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Logitech updates all Harmony hub remotes to control your smart home

Given the Harmony Link's age, Logitech is pulling support for it, but beyond that, the company says that the device will no longer work after March 2018. While that logic is somewhat understandable, if frustr...More..

It's About Time the Nintendo Switch Got a Real Streaming Video App
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

It's About Time the Nintendo Switch Got a Real Streaming Video App

For console history buffs out there, the Switch's predecessor, the Wii U, was available with YouTube , Hulu and Netflix streaming apps. The official page for the Hulu app on Nintendo Switch is now do...More..

Expectations from GST Council meeting
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Expectations from GST Council meeting

The GST Council will meet on November 9 and 10 in Assam's capital Guwahati . The GST Council is likely to prune the list of items that now attract 28% GST rate. Officials have said that items now being tax...More..

Here is yet another sign the iPhone 8 might be failing
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Here is yet another sign the iPhone 8 might be failing

Apple shipped 46.7 million smartphones in Q3 2017. While Samsung continues to lead as the top smartphone vendor in Q3, 2017, when it comes to the most shipped smartphone it was the year-old iPhone 7 from App...More..

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

SpaceX Merlin rocket engine explodes during test

The explosion, first reported by the Washington Post , happened during a "qualification test" of Merlin engine, which is supposed to be used in Falcon 9 rockets in late 2018. Alternately, of course, it cou...More..

Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Google extends Files Go offline sharing app beta to more users

Since Androids aren't Apple products and can't use AirDrop , Google's app may not overlap with Apple's file-sharing feature. There's a storage tab to show users how much space is available on their device, and...More..

Jenny Durkan elected as first lesbian mayor of Seattle
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Jenny Durkan elected as first lesbian mayor of Seattle

Durkan captured just over 60 percent of the votes while Moon tallied about 40 percent. She made all kinds of history before even taking office: Durkan also will be the city's first female mayor in more than 9...More..

Wrapping Your Router With Aluminum Foil Improves Wi-Fi Signal, Study Says
by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Wrapping Your Router With Aluminum Foil Improves Wi-Fi Signal, Study Says

Fortunately, a team of researchers from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire has devised a remarkably simple and affordable way to improve WiFi signals within an indoor space and even strengthen wireless securi...More..

by | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Geothermal heat source behind ice melting in Antarctica

This finding might help in explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. The study found that the energy flux from the mantle plume must not exceed 150 milliwatts per squ...More..