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BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, Alleging Patent Infringement

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BlackBerry claims in its lawsuit that Facebook has created messaging applications that "co-opt" the Canadian company's innovations and called Facebook's products "relative latecomers to the mobile messaging world". In a statement, a spokesperson said they feel that Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram could end up being "great partners in our drive toward a securely connected future". Read More »

Jaguar I-Pace undercuts Tesla Model X by $9000

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Jaguar Land Rover has priced its first all-electric vehicle, a sporty looking 2019 I-PACE crossover sport utility vehicle, at $69,500 in the US market, a base cost that puts it $10,000 below the standard Tesla Model X. The Model X, on the other hand, can be configured with up to seven seats. Jaguar says it makes 394 horsepower and 512 pounds-feet of torque, and can hit 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds - a bit slower than the base Tesla Model S' low-4-seconds sprint. Read More »

Google Doodle Celebrates Gabriel Marquez

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One Hundred Years of Solitude , Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth and Autumn of the Patriarch, are among his contemporary classics. In addition to his work as a novelist, Marquez was also a poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. It is home to the Buendia family and odd things tend to happen there. Read More »

Disney Parks Arrive on Google Street View

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Disney's theme parks are wonderful places to visit, and that it true whether you are a young child who is eager to meet characters like Mickey Mouse, or an adult who just wants to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a bit. Some of the destinations Google suggests to visit are Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park , Pandora-The World of Avatar, Epcot , Epcot Morocco , Disney World's Magic Kingdom , Disney Springs , California Adventures, Guardians of the Galaxy , Micky and Minnie's ... Read More »

Microsoft will integrate Azure Stack with Azure Government this year

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In mid-2018 Microsoft said it would begin offering a version of Azure Stack that integrates with the Azure Government cloud . The battle for government cloud business is growing increasingly intense, in fact. She said: "With Azure Stack, it becomes possible to process data in the field without worrying about latency or internet connectivity, and then run aggregated analytics in Azure Government to get the most precise predictions and anomaly detections". Read More »

Far Cry 5 Will Have Microtransactions, But Like Assassin's Creed Origins

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The jury is still out on whether the game will deliver an interesting story, but what we do know about the fast-approaching sequel tells us we're in for a typically insane experience. Far Cry 5 is almost upon us and Ubisoft is getting more liberal with revealing the game's features. These include older Far Cry titles in addition to the likes of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag , Assassin's Creed Unity , and Watch_Dogs, allowing you to forge new opportunities for solo, cooperative, and ... Read More »

N Korea's Kim 'to advance' closer ties with South

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But on Tuesday morning, a U.S. official said Trump was referring to a call he'd taken earlier in the week from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Tensions between the two Koreas eased during the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea, where President Moon Jae-In hosted a high-level North Korean delegation. Read More »

More details on the new Battlefield emerge

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Adding credence to the report is Kingsley herself, who posted an image on Instagram last January 22 with the hashtag #battlefield in it. EA already confirmed this to investors stating that instead of Anthem a new Battlefield game will be released, albeit not stating if it would be Battlefield V or Battlefield : Bad Company 3 . Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro users report low headphone volume issue

Did you know that Xiaomi put up as many as 3 lakh units of its newly launched Redmi Note 5 Pro , during its first sale, and the phone was sold out in under three minutes? While dropping COD is a start, it would be also better, if Xiaomi could churn out more units and also be a little more transparent in letting potential buyers know the number of units that would be available for grabs before hand so they may be better prepared. Read More »

This Is The Track-Only Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro

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The new racer is penned by legendary designer and Red Bull supremo Adrian Newey alongside Aston's master designer Marek Reichman. At Geneva Aston Martin also announced that watch brand Tag Heuer has become an official parter and that its branding will feature on the new FIA WEC-bound Aston Martin Vantage GTE. Read More »

Google unveils 72-qubit quantum computer

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Lin Luo, Alibaba's deputy director for global government and public affairs, told Bloomberg: "Right now, Europe is really a weak region for us, very weak". The new processor takes the attractive low error rate qualities of its predecessor, and it is hoped that using the new processor Google will be able to demonstrate quantum supremacy . Read More »

Rumour: GameStop insider leak confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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In the meantime, Treyarch is also working on its next entry in the Call of Duty series, which rumour (and conventional wisdom) has it, could be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . There are rumors that the Studio is preparing another one of their Black Ops sub-series. The aim for the infected team is to infect all the other players, while the the aim for other players is to survive the horde until time runs out. Read More »

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe previews new flagship sedan in Geneva

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The headlights sit higher than the kidney girlle, surrounded by gold trim and lighting technology is said to be similar to the M8 GTE race auto. The long hood, stretched wheelbase and short tail all suggest that this auto means business. BMW's decision to resurrect the 8 Series comes after an announcement by chairman Harald Krüger to position the brand further upmarket, giving it a more luxurious slant than its current premium positioning. Read More »

Prices and specs revealed for new Mercedes A-Class

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As for what the new model means for the regular GT Coupe, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman confirmed that another facelift is coming for the two-door auto, though it's unclear how much of the GT 4-door's ground-breaking interior will make its way across. Read More »

Essential Phone 2 May Have Pop-Up Selfie Camera

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The announcement of the smartphone Vivo APEX native of China, which is still very early to be on sale. An 8MP front-facing camera rises out of the top of the phone in 0.8 seconds when required before retracting after use. For regular photos and videos, the Vivo APEX has a dual camera setup at its back located at the top-left corner in vertical orientation, but, its exact specifications are now unknown. Read More »

Microsoft's latest platform for fan engagement, Inside Xbox, debuts on March 10

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The inaugural episode with cover Sea of Thieves , PUBG , and take a look at the return of the original Xbox controller. Inside Xbox will be available for streaming via YouTube , Twitch , Facebook , and Mixer . There'll also be a community desk segment dedicated to fans watching with prizes and giveaways for those that join in the conversation using #insidexbox. Read More »

Here's what the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will probably cost

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Other leaks soon followed, revealing more details about the Huawei P20 line. If this leaked price structure is accurate, Huawei's top 2018 phone will be slightly more expensive than the Galaxy S9 in all markets, not just Europe. What's surprising though is the premium Huawei could be charging for the Huawei P20 Pro aka P20 Plus. But because these are European prices, they will also include taxes. Read More »

Microsoft to bring Cortana in Outlook on iOS and Android

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On iOS devices, you will now be able to set mobile view as your default view to make the text of your document fit the screen. With Cortana integration, you will be able to listen and respond to your outlook emails via your voice. If we talk about the Google Assistant, it doesn't come with similar functionality like what this Cortana is going to offer within the Outlook app. Read More »

Crestwood Capital Management LP Trims Stake in Amazon.com, Inc

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Financial Advisory Service Inc who had been investing in Amgen Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $137.30 billion market cap company. The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.85 by $0.31. Whitnell & Co. now owns 109 shares of the e-commerce giant's stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 93 shares during the period. Read More »

Apple planning cheaper MacBook Air, report says

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Beyond that there's the MacBook and MacBook Pro starting at $1,299 each. Apple may be preparing to release a new and cheaper MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018, according to a report in 9to5Mac. That could suggest that Apple will put it on sale around the same time as its Worldwide Developers Conference, the major event in June that Apple often uses to show off new laptops and computers as well as software. Read More »

Spotify Issues Warning To Users Pirating Premium Services

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Spotify is cracking down on a hack that enables non-paying users to access some features from the Premium subscription tier. Its especially easy on Android – find a modified version of the official app and log in using your free account, the modification would trick the system into thinking the account is a premium one. Read More »

Winter storm watch issued; up to 8 inches of snow expected

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Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Snow is now falling across central MN, and we will see the rain outside of central MN change over to snow during the morning. Where areas stay entirely as snow 6"-12" is likely. "A combination of warm sea water and a powerful jet stream", Gelber said, "the two have to overlap like a ideal storm". Read More »

Google is selling Zagat to an upstart restaurant review site

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Zagat , founded by Tim and Nina Zagat as a survey of their friends' opinions on New York City eateries was purchased by Google in 2011 for $151 million. The site clearly believes there's value left in the Zagat brand, even as the business of online reviews has changed significantly in the seven years sinceGoogle picked it up. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp admits he 'really loves' Liverpool FC summer signing

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Carlos Carvalhal's team took advantage to double their lead in the 32nd minute as Mike van der Hoorn was left unmarked to head home from close range. "There is no doubt Kevin De Bruyne plays a nice season and Mo plays a really good one as well - but not only him there are a few more players", he said. Read More »

Android P Developer Preview Could Be Coming This Month

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If Android P Developer Preview 1 would roll out mid-March, there's a big possibility that Google might take advantage of Pi Day (3.14) - or March 14, which is 3/14 for the uninitiated. Google is working on a new Android P feature that will prevent background apps from accessing the device's camera and microphone without the knowledge. Read More »

Google working on real-time background removal for YouTube videos

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Stories are 15-minute long videos and you're given a choice of editing tools, adding stickers, text, filters and background music. According to Google's Research Blog, the plan is to expand its employability "throughout Google's broad augmented reality services" as the software and app are constantly improved and upgraded with the expansion of segmented technology. Read More »

Nokia 8 Sirocco review: New flagship phone comes with a few surprises

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There is also 6 GB of random access memory and 128 GB of storage, and the phone runs on Android Oreo 8.0, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. Nokia 8 Pro may come with a 5.5 Inch display while the Nokia 9 to feature 5.7 Inch display. Both smartphones are expected to launch in the second half of the year, claims a Nokia Power User (NPU) report. Read More »