• Unilever Threatens to Withdraw Ads from Facebook and Google
Unilever Threatens to Withdraw Ads from Facebook and Google

One of the most powerful people in advertising says digital platforms need to lift their game to regain consumer trust and that the secret is out about the sordid state of the digital advertising supply chain. CONSUMER goods giant Unilever has been urged to back local news publishers after it threatened to pull advertising from digital giants w...

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares 'great results' cancer update
Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares 'great results' cancer update

Here's my first post-op photo, ' the Seinfeld star continued. Veep writer Simon Blackwell said, "Superb". The mother-of two revealed that she only found out the news the day after winning an Emmy for her role in Veep . Connie Britton and Mandy Moore accepted the award on her behalf, with Britton adding: "Julia, we're thinking of you and we l...

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  • Microsoft won't immediately fix a vulnerability in its Skype for Windows app
Microsoft won't immediately fix a vulnerability in its Skype for Windows app

A significant software re-write will be needed to fix a bug with Skype for Windows. The bug allows the attacker to gain system-level privileges, meaning the potential havoc that can be wreaked pretty much runs the entire gamut of malicious activity, from stealing or deleting files to installing malware on the host PC.

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  • Samsung's former head of Bixby has reportedly moved to Google
Samsung's former head of Bixby has reportedly moved to Google

Rhee said he aims to harmonize Alphabet's various projects related to the Internet of Things, or IoT, a term that encompasses any device that accesses data online. This is not to say the mobile is not making money, more that Apple has done an excellent job in monopolizing smartphone profits. Eventually, he was made the head of Samsung's R&D team 1,...

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  • Watch the Range Rover Sport PHEV Climb 999 Steps to Heaven's Gate
Watch the Range Rover Sport PHEV Climb 999 Steps to Heaven's Gate

Not surprisingly, when somebody at Land Rover suggested that they drive a Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid up to the arch, local authorities said bluntly that it couldn't be done. The stakes were high, as Jaguar Experience's Phil Jones explained that his team had no way of proving that this PHEV could handle this challenge during testing.

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  • Icelandic Lawmaker Floats Bitcoin Mining Tax
Icelandic Lawmaker Floats Bitcoin Mining Tax

Iceland's National Energy Authority stated that this was more than households use on the island nation of 340,000. In the past few months, the soaring prices of cryptocurrencies, whose algorithms get more and more complicated and energy consuming, have driven many mining facilities to move to Iceland.

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  • How to get old Snapchat back after the hugely unpopular update
How to get old Snapchat back after the hugely unpopular update

Evan Spiegel , CEO of Snapchat's parent company Snap , had previously announced the changes in an earnings call in November and then unveiled them later in the month. Snapchat announced the redesign in December previous year, with a focus on separating "social from media". Wall Street responded with a long-abandoned enthusiasm: Snap's sto...

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  • Google Home Max tops Apple HomePod for audio, says Consumer Reports
Google Home Max tops Apple HomePod for audio, says Consumer Reports

The $449 HomePod is all of these things, and it drives me insane. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. The HomePod just isn't very useful for most people. Just remember that HomePod only works with Apple Music (for now) and that it doesn't work at all with Android phones even though it has a Bluetooth 5 radio inside and th...

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  • Rita Ora Signs On For Role in Detective Pikachu
Rita Ora Signs On For Role in Detective Pikachu

The developing Detective Pikachu movie will see the venerable Pokemon franchise finally make its live-action debut. Smith plays a teenahe whose father is kidnapped, which leads him to Pikachu (Reynolds) and a young journalist (Newton) who team up in order to find him.

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  • Amazon paid $90 million for Blink's energy-efficient chip technology
Amazon paid $90 million for Blink's energy-efficient chip technology

There's a lot that digital assistants like Alexa can do for you these days even if they're not doing the bulk of the data processing on the device itself. Amazon acquired home security provider Blink in the final days of 2017. Amazon .com, Inc. shares rose $20.00 (+1.49%) in premarket trading Monday.

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  • AMD Desktop processors with Radeon
AMD Desktop processors with Radeon "Vega" graphics shipping today

The AMD desktop APUs, released almost a year after the company launched its Ryzen family of processors, are meant to deliver superior console-class HD gaming performance on a desktop, according to the chipmaker. The chips are available today, and computer makers are expected to launch PCs with the chips in the coming months. Besides this, the new...

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  • Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year
Climate change causing global sea levels to rise rapidly every year

The previous consensus among scientists was that the oceans were rising at a steady clip of a little more than a tenth of an inch annually. Based on 25 years of satellite data, however, the research shows that the pace has quickened. The data aligns with the current rate of sea level rise of about 3 millimeters or 0.1 inches per year . Experts...

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  • Switch lifecycle could be longer than typical five to six years
Switch lifecycle could be longer than typical five to six years

Amazon wants you to fall in love with one thing this Valentine's Day, and it's these sweet, sweet deals on video games , consoles and accessories. The massive French publisher Ubisoft nearly always strongly supports new platforms from launch, but the company tried something a little bit different for the Switch by partnering with Nintendo on...

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  • Apple could be rethinking its release cycle for iOS and macOS
Apple could be rethinking its release cycle for iOS and macOS

Instead of meeting a tight deadline and ticking all the boxes on the checklist, development teams will be able to push back some features if they're not polished enough. The change came after too many new features were being released with bugs due to the demanding schedule. This includes a framework for third parties to develop apps that will wor...

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  • Facebook Lists Feature Gives Users Another Option for Status Updates
Facebook Lists Feature Gives Users Another Option for Status Updates

Lists pretty much does what it sounds like, allowing people on Facebook to make a list of whatever they like - To Do's, travel wish lists, New Year's resolutions and more. Over the course of 2017, eMarketer found some 2.8 million U.S. users under the age of 25 left the platform. Facebook is reportedly introducing out a new feature called List...

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  • Snapchat faces backlash after app redesign
Snapchat faces backlash after app redesign

The Instagram Stories feature also saw user backlash when it was first released in summer 2016, but ended up being a popular feature among the app's millions of users. Another one tweeted saying that the Snapchat update is the worst thing after U2's album. While YouTube and Facebook have actively courted online creators, Internet personalitie...

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  • Solar Eclipse 2018 : When and Where you can see February 15 eclipse
Solar Eclipse 2018 : When and Where you can see February 15 eclipse

The total solar eclipsed kicked off the SDO's bi-annual eclipse season that lasts for around three weeks. In a partial solar eclipse, the moon, Earth and Sun are not exactly lined up, but some parts of the moon cast a shadow on the sun's surface.

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  • Samsung Galaxy S9 tipped to STEAL iPhone X's Animoji feature
Samsung Galaxy S9 tipped to STEAL iPhone X's Animoji feature

Chinese vendor Vivo has already unveiled the Vivo X20 Plus UD with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box and will have a 3000mAh battery reservoir to fire up the Galaxy S9 . The company's version of Android 8.0 Oreo comes with numerous changes found on Google's Nexus and Pixel devices, but...

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  • Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps
Snapdragon X50 hits 4.51 Gbps

In the meantime, Qualcomm's freshly announced X24 LTE modem will support 2 gigabit-per-second speeds, the first of its kind to do so. The Snapdragon X24 LTE modem delivers 2x the speed of the Qualcomm's previous generation Gigabit LTE modem , thanks to 7x carrier aggregation in the downlink, as well as 4×4 MIMO on up to five aggregated...

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  • HTC President Chailin Chang resigns
HTC President Chailin Chang resigns

HTC saw many executives depart and Chang was among the few veterans left. His position seemed useless as HTC sold nearly all of its smartphone design and engineering team to Google . Chang leaves months after HTC released its well-received 2017 flagship, the HTC U11 . The sources familiar with HTC roadmap have revealed to The Verge that the n...

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  • Elon Musk and SpaceX aren't done with Florida's Space Coast
Elon Musk and SpaceX aren't done with Florida's Space Coast

But the center core booster ended up hitting the Atlantic Ocean at 300 miles per hour and about 328 feet from the floating platform where it was supposed to land. The fix, he said , was "pretty obvious". Eventually, Musk hopes that Falcon Heavy will be able to take humans to Mars , and is aiming to put a person on the red planet as soon as 20...

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  • Soon you'll be able to play Rocket League in real life
Soon you'll be able to play Rocket League in real life

Scoring is tracked as well, thanks to a built-in IR signal inside the ball that talks to the LCD scoreboard. Rocket League has found its way onto a variety of gaming platforms, such as the PC and consoles, and now if you're looking for a new way of enjoying the game, you'll be interested to learn that Hot Wheels has announced a real-life Roc...

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  • Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work
Google explains how its Chrome ad filter will work

If it determines that you are indeed visiting a domain with irritating ads, the filter will check network requests on the page against ad-related URL patterns in order to block those ads. "However, if a site continues to maintain non-compliant ad experiences 30 days after being notified of violations, Chrome will begin to block ads on that site",...

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  • The first BMW X4 takes its leave…
The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

Prices for the latest X4 start from £42,900 - an increase of more than £4000 on the outgoing vehicle. That equates to more space inside, particularly for rear passengers, while the boot has also grown to 525 litres, meaning it should be practical enough for most families.

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  • Google is bringing AMP to Gmail, promising dynamic emails with interactive content
Google is bringing AMP to Gmail, promising dynamic emails with interactive content

Alphabet Inc ( NASDAQ:GOOGL ) has no doubt seen the success that Facebook-owned Instagram enjoyed by copying Snapchat's Stories format, and now it wants a piece of the action. Users must first go to g.co/ampstories using any mobile web browser and search for any of the publishers listed above. Outside of Search, Google will be expanding th...

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