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AOL INSTANT MESSENGER (AIM) - Our Yellow Running Man is Ready to Retire


America Online (AOL) announced on Friday that its instant messaging feature, AIM, is shutting down - and that news caused the Internet to fall to pieces. AIM is putting up a permanent away message. If you're a 90's kid, chances are you've spent hours trying to find that flawless screen name when the CD came in the mail. Read More »

You can now stream songs from Apple Music on Facebook Messenger


This follows the integration of Spotify a couple of months ago, which offers the ability to create group playlists with help from AI. But that has changed now. How to Activate the Apple Music Bot? "Apple Music is joining more than 200,000 active bots from over 100,000 developers on the platform who have crafted incredible experiences ranging from enabling commerce to catching up on the latest news, and even discovering and listening to your favourite tunes, without ever leaving Messenger". Read More »

Destiny 2 Xur location, items and recommendations, October 6 - 10


This weekend, Xur has moved on from submachine guns to a pulse rifle that is fairly well suited for Crucible. The An Insurmountable Skullfort , which is a helmet , is ideal for Titan class players . It's got some pretty cool last man standing style buffs, healing on an ally death and improving performance when you're the last living member on the fireteam. Read More »

Jamie Oliver's meals on wheels in a Land Rover


The special Rover has a full kitchen inside with everything you might need to cook a gourmet meal while away from home. Inside the auto is also a living herb garden, an olive oil dispenser a 40-inch flatscreen TV and the modified wheel hub caps double up as butter churners. Read More »

Google Building Their Own Smart Screen Device


These improvements are created to help Alexa understand users' commands, even from across noisy rooms. If it becomes as big a hit as the original Echo, then Amazon has another hardware success on its hands. In a bid to keep up with the growing smart home market, Google is building a tabletop smart screen code-named " Manhattan ", similar to Amazon's "Echo Show" . Read More »

Mattel Is Cancelling Its "Alexa For Kids" After Privacy Uproar


Mattel showed Aristotle, launched under its Nabi brand, in January this year. According to company, "Aristotle is designed with a specific goal and mission to aid parents and use the most advanced AI -driven technology to make it easier for them to protect, develop, and nurture the most important asset in their home- their children". Read More »

Investors Sell General Motors Company (GM) on Strength on Insider Selling


Ford Motor has a 52-week low of $10.47 and a 52-week high of $13.27. As of quarter end Cantab Capital Partners Llp had sold 18,095 shares trimming its stake by 30.2%. EPS Growth this year is 1.7 percent. Analysts anticipate that General Motors Company will post $6.13 EPS for the current year. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were given a dividend of $0.38 per share. Read More »

U.S. stocks end at record high


FTSE 100 is expected to open higher after U.S. equities continued their record breaking streak last night and ahead of the key jobs figure from across the pond. Treasury yields, with the yield on the benchmark 10-year note settled 2 bps higher at 2.35%. The S&P's two most influential sectors, techs (+1.1%) and financials (+1%), set the pace, but gains were broad as nine of the 11 industry groups finished in the green. Read More »

Toyota GR HV Sports Concept may offer glimpse into next-generation 86


It also gets a targa top in homage to such venerable convertible forerunners as the Toyota Sports 800 and the Supra. The Toyota TJ Cruiser concept will debut on October 25 at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show . The Cruiser moniker on the other hand, is typically reserved for Toyota's range of SUVs, but here it's meant to express the powerful design of the Tj Cruiser. Read More »

HP Inc exec: Yes, we'll put a bullet in the X3 device

HP had originally planned for the Elite X3 to become the first of a long line of gadgets that would fully maximize the utility of its OS, Windows 10 Mobile . HP Inc will reportedly discontinue sales and support for its Elite X3 Windows 10 smartphone by the end of 2019. Meanwhile, Samsung is picking up the torch of Continuum with a dock that lets you use a Galaxy phone like a computer. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8 Enterprise Editions launched in Germany


Apple assured the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus owners that there is no need to worry and the bursting open issue might not be unsafe to use since there is no signs of fire or explosions. In fact, NotebookCheck's numbers show slight regressions in brightness, contrast, grayscale accuracy, gamma performance, and white point accuracy compared with the results exhibited by the site's iPhone 7 Plus test sample. Read More »

Microsoft's Edge browser arrives in beta on iOS and Android


If you are a big user of the Microsoft ecosystem but own an Android phone , you will be happy to know that Microsoft has officially announced that the Edge browser and a Microsoft Launcher is coming to Android phones. The app formerly known as Arrow Launcher was a product of the Microsoft Garage, which has since come out with a number of Android apps. In doing so, users will have to tap the Continue on PC icon at the browser's bottom. Read More »

Microsoft Goofs, Posts Price of First Cortana Speaker


Additionally, the Invoke will be available only in the United States. The price for either model is listed as $199.95. We'd heard whispers before, but now it's confirmed, Microsoft is planning to launch a Harman/Kardon branded smart speaker dubbed "Invoke" inside Autumn 2017. Read More »

Lenovo releases ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25


The ThinkPad 700C was first unveiled on October 5 1992, with a design inspired by a Japanese bento box . It features all of the modern IO and capabilities you'd expect in a laptop in 2017, despite the retro styling, and I would guess Lenovo isn't going to have any issues selling the entire allotment. Read More »

Dogs and cats rescued from Puerto Rico


Mary Keller, marketing manager for the shelters, said 20 animals from Puerto Rico will arrive at the Lancaster shelter on Lincoln Highway East sometime Tuesday evening. Volunteers from various local animal rescue organizations were waiting inside a hangar at the airport to cheer and help the animals find new homes . Read More »

Google's new phones, speakers to counter Amazon, Apple


Honestly, they are created to make the electronics disappear. They run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and, come with unlimited original quality online storage for photos and videos. Tech giant Google has revealed the second generation of its Pixel smartphone , which aims to compete with rivals such as Apple and Samsung . The screen can easily rotate 360 degrees and is just 1kg in weight. Read More »

Bizmen raise voice before GST meet

Finance minister Arun Jaitley . Online entertainment streaming services such as Netflix and iflix are expected to be taxed under the proposed amendments to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act which will include the digital economy , says the Customs Department. Read More »

Google Takes On Amazon Dot With New Home Mini

That doesn't mean that Google's speaker is listening to you at all times-it is supposed to start listening if a particular trigger word is said and then only for a few seconds to process the command. Instead Google has focused on audio only I/O. In our hands on time with the device we thought it sounded clear enough, though it was definitely lacking in bass. Read More »

Jose Altuve leads Astros past Red Sox


CC Sabathia starts for the Yankees - he spent eight seasons with the Indians, who drafted him in 1998 as a 17-year-old. Verlander will come off the mound for Houston as Chris Devenski takes over on the hill for the Astros in relief and gets Boston in order 1-2-3. Read More »

The best smartphone for photography is the Pixel 2

Here's is our detailed Google Pixel 2 vs iPhone 8 comparison to help you pick the right phone this holiday season. Google recently unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android smartphones. The iPhone 8 weighs 148g. The Google Pixel 2 has achieved a score of 99 for photography and 96 for videography. Apple's device uses the Lightning port for charging, while the Pixel 2 charges via a USB Type-C port. Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL First Look

While we suspect that this has more to do with marketing and product positioning - we can certainly understand why Apple wouldn't want to announce a pair of "iPhone 7s" models alongside the flashy new iPhone X - there's room for debate as to whether the actual advancements offered by the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are worthy of a whole new model number, or if these two new models are really just another incremental bump from last year's iPhone 7 series. Read More »

Wal-Mart says it stopped fish imports from N.Korea-linked plant


The workers, 70 percent of whose salary is taken by North Korea's government , are essentially enslaved-they sleep on "metal bunk beds in fluorescent-lit Chinese dormitories", they must travel to the factory in pairs or groups, they have zero privacy, are not allowed to leave the compounds without permission, and have no access to phones or email. Read More »

Home Max: Google Goes After HomePod With a Big Ass Sonos Clone


Taking on Apple's Home Pod and Sonos, the Google Home Max is a stereo smart speaker focusing on audio fidelity. However, Trueplay requires users to walk around their room waving their phones while their speaker plays odd control sounds - not exactly a user-friendly approach. Read More »