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Louisiana AG expected to announce charges in Alton Sterling case

Louisiana AG expected to announce charges in Alton Sterling case Landry will provide an "update" on his office's investigation of Sterling's July 2016 shooting death during a news conference later Tuesday morning, the attorney general's office said. "We came to this conclusion after countless hours of reviewing the evidence", Landry said. Louisiana's attorney general has ruled out criminal charges against two white Baton Rouge police officers in the fatal s... [Full Article...]

Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies crash as Twitter joins advertising ban

Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies crash as Twitter joins advertising ban Today, Twitter announced that it will be joining the likes of Facebook and Google in banning advertisements for initial coin offerings ( ICO ) and token sales. For Japan, advertisements governing banking, securities, foreign exchange, virtual currency exchange trading and insurance must be authorized by the Financial Services Agency . [Full Article...]

Dropbox shares soar in biggest tech IPO debut since Snap

Dropbox shares soar in biggest tech IPO debut since Snap Its first day success came even amid a broader market sell-off, one that's hit the tech sector especially hard. The S&P 500 slid 1.8 percent while Nasdaq dropped 2.4 percent, adding to losses of more than 2 percent each on Thursday. Streaming music leader Spotify Technology SA is scheduled to do a direct listing of shares on the New York Stock Exchange on April 3. Dropbox surged by as much as ... [Full Article...]

Govt sends notice to Cambridge Analytica over data breach, pulls up Facebook

Govt sends notice to Cambridge Analytica over data breach, pulls up Facebook United Kingdom enforcement officers raided the headquarters of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica Friday, hours after a judge issued a warrant in the wake of a mass data breach revealed earlier this week. CA's suspended chief executive Alexander Nix told MPs last month: "We did not work for Leave.EU". Thus far, Cambridge Analytica and its affiliate companies have claimed that they did n... [Full Article...]

Here's Why Google Instant Apps Could Soon Be a Thing

Here's Why Google Instant Apps Could Soon Be a Thing The feature will play a major role in welcoming users to dive right into a new game even before they decide to install them. Only a few games are now available with the Google Play Instant option. Google Play Instant will be available in the Google Play Store and the Google Play Games app , and it could pave the way for extended instant app use. [Full Article...]

Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens

Delete Facebook: WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton's message to netizens WhatsApp's other co-founder Jan Koum continues to lead the company. Many people have turned against Facebook after the recent revelation that data of 50M Facebook users was breached in the US Presidential Election, this data played an important role in the outcome of the election. [Full Article...]

Aussies can win a custom Sea of Thieves shanty this weekend

Aussies can win a custom Sea of Thieves shanty this weekend While the swashbuckling multiplayer game Sea of Thieves may have players following maps to buried treasure, there is no course charted for upcoming content in the game. Sea of Thieves is an open world MMO from Rare that basically puts you in the shoe of a pirate. "I think we're only ever likely to cover a few months ahead to maintain mystery (so you can be surprised and delighted) and so we... [Full Article...]

Super Bomberman R Release Date for the PS4 Version Has Been Confirmed

Super Bomberman R Release Date for the PS4 Version Has Been Confirmed Sounds like a case of win-win-win. Konami Holdings Corporation, the developer and publisher of the game "Super Bomberman R", announced that the once Nintendo Switch-exclusive game will be making its way to the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One and Microsoft Windows personal computer (PC) via Steam on June 12. [Full Article...]

Skyrim VR is coming to SteamVR next month

Skyrim VR is coming to SteamVR next month Bethesda is continuing its releases of VR-specific version of some of its most popular games. Time will tell though, as Skyrim VR doesn't feature anything quite as complex as the Pipboy, which caused most of the problems for Rift users. In this press release, Bethesda revealed a certain VR-optimized control scheme that would allow players to fight their foes using natural movements. [Full Article...]

Apple officially announces WWDC 2018 date, starts on 4 June

Apple officially announces WWDC 2018 date, starts on 4 June However, considering the fact that Apple previously launched new iPads in June, it would make sense that the company will unveil the iPad Pro 3 in June this year. That's significant as modern was the code word used for the iPhone X. But there's been little of substance to support a new generation iPhone SE. Back in April 2017, Apple executives mentioned to tech sites, including TechCrun... [Full Article...]

Fortnite is coming to mobile with PS4 and PC cross-play

Fortnite is coming to mobile with PS4 and PC cross-play The game will initially be tested on iOS , with Android support following shortly after. For years now, gamers have gotten used to popular, big-budget console and PC games coming to mobile phones in the form of cheesy, heavily scaled-down "companion experiences" like match-three games or mindless screen-tappers . [Full Article...]

Android P could turn your smartphone into a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse

Android P could turn your smartphone into a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse The features expected on the operating system have leaked for past few months and the latest one hints that Android P might come with the ability to use your smartphone (with Android P ) as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. It was quite the breakthrough, but of course, seemingly never legitimized or supported by Google and the Android team. With this feature enabled, it will allow your phone to ... [Full Article...]

Washington state enacts net-neutrality rules, opposing FCC

Washington state enacts net-neutrality rules, opposing FCC It also bans the throttling of certain Internet traffic-something providers have in the past done with Internet voice services-along with paid prioritization. Arguments seem to work for both sides in this debate. Your internet service should be free of slow lanes and corporate favoritism if legislation just signed in Washington state and awaiting the governor's signature in OR works as intended. [Full Article...]

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe & Cabriolet: Even More Luxurious Now

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe & Cabriolet: Even More Luxurious Now The lower-powered GT 63 (non "S") manages 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 310 kph. AMG's designers have done an excellent job of making sure the 4-door GT looks like a proper AMG. For those who want to be able to drift, there's a Drift Mode, standard on the 63 S and optional on the other two versions. But it wouldn't be an AMG model without some extra sports focus, and the ... [Full Article...]

We Chat About Far Cry 5, And It Has Us Confused

We Chat About Far Cry 5, And It Has Us Confused Ubisoft's Far Cry franchise has always had a larger-than-life approach to its design, and it looks like Far Cry 5 will take that one step further. It's the sort of system found in other Ubisoft titles like Assassin's Creed Origins, where you know exactly what you're getting. And of course the map editor is meant to be the backbone of PvP in Far Cry 5 , meaning you'll be able to compete... [Full Article...]

Qualcomm Delays Shareholders Meeting Until April 5 Amid National Security Review

Qualcomm Delays Shareholders Meeting Until April 5 Amid National Security Review The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ( Cfius ), a panel made up of different USA government departments, asked Qualcomm to delay its annual meeting for 30 days so that it could "fully investigate" Broadcom's proposed deal. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm deal delay hints at new tech nationalism

Qualcomm deal delay hints at new tech nationalism Treasury also cited the Defense Department's reliance on products made by Qualcomm , which is based in San Diego. A source familiar with CFIUS' thinking told Reuters on Monday that if the deal was completed, the us military was concerned that within 10 years, "there would essentially be a dominant player in all of these technologies and that's essentially Huawei". [Full Article...]

I'm Happy With Him - Mauricio Pochettino Drops Spurs Team Selection Hint

I'm Happy With Him - Mauricio Pochettino Drops Spurs Team Selection Hint The South Korean's recent performances have drawn praise and questions have been asked over whether he has done enough to earn a start for Spurs against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. "Of course, we are going to play one of the best teams, or clubs, in Europe", Pochettino said. If the players were feeling the pressure they were not letting it show in a match for a mat... [Full Article...]

United States aircraft carrier approaches Vietnam for the first time since 1975

United States aircraft carrier approaches Vietnam for the first time since 1975 John Fuller, the strike group commander. 'Through hard work, mutual respect, and by continuing to address the past while we work toward a better future, we have gone from former enemies to close partners'. The high-profile symbolism of the United States attempting to check China's power in the region is not lost among analysts. "I do not think it's too late to forestall further militarizatio... [Full Article...]

Lawsuit: YouTube divisions job postings exclude white and Asian men

Lawsuit: YouTube divisions job postings exclude white and Asian men As the needle failed to move on the share of black and Hispanic engineers, frustration intensified toward an industry that wants to influence the globe, but can't change itself. California labor law prohibits refusing to hire employees based on characteristics like race or gender. When James Damore posted an inflammatory memo to an internal Google message board last year, he unleashed a bitter... [Full Article...]


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