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Google removes cupcake calorie counter from Maps

The Maps app also stated that the "average person" burns 90 calories by walking one mile, but didn't elaborate further on that definition, and also failed to take into account factors like individual height and weight. People from all walks of life generally don't like to be reminded of calories, whether it's how many they're consuming or how many they could be burning.

Volvo transitions Polestar into its 'standalone electric performance brand'

The Polestar 1 will have a range of just less than 100 miles on its electric output alone, which makes it "the longest full electric range of any hybrid vehicle on the market". Despite the Polestar 1 not arriving until 2019, Polestar are taking orders from today. Volvo has officially reinvented its Polestar performance brand into its new "standalone electric performance brand" as the company moves forward with its all-electric future.

Mobile's Mobile Without Borders now maxes at 5GB of 4G LTE data

If you really need more than that data, you can still purchase high-speed worldwide LTE data for an additional $25. That roaming data was specifically for Mexico and Canada. To stop the users from using " beyond the intent of the product " a capping has been applied to the usage of the monthly 4G LTE data. T-Mobile is known to give the North American customers complete access to LTE beyond their nation's borders.

Google clarifies why it dumped the 3.5mm headphone jack

Google rolled out two new Pixel smartphones - the Pixel 2 and the Pixel XL. The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL will start pre-orders on October 26. It looks bland, yes, but what got me wide-eyed was the integration of clever AI through Google Assistant and a few other features that take advantage of Google's expertise on AI and machine learning.

Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's 'context cards'

Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They are powered by partners including TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Michelin, and goop . The first Context Card that appears contains basic information like the name of the place, category of venue - eg department store or restaurant - and partner's rating.

Apple's iPhone 8 Plus is unexpectedly popping open

The design of the iPhone 8 is nearly exactly the same as the iPhone 7 , which was nearly exactly the same as the iPhone 6. "We think ASPs could surprise investors on the upside due to strong demand for iPhone X and $50 ASP increase broadly this year vs.

Fake news rose to top Google, Facebook results after Las Vegas shooting

Not long after the unfortunate event, Facebook and Google began populating news stories on their respective platforms, as they often do. Perhaps the most egregious strain of misinformation took hold after far-right trolls gathered on 4chan, a forum in which individuals are permitted to post nearly anything anonymously, and, through some amateur online sleuthing, misidentified the shooter.

Amazon launches new Echo lineup and Fire TV with 4K HDR

If you want to receive calls from regular numbers, you'll need the new $35 Connect box that Amazon unveiled on Wednesday, which also allows you to use your home telephone number for Echo calls and dial emergency services like 911 or premium rate / global numbers.

Buy iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with 70 % buyback offer

If you have an iPhone 7, and you like it-and it works-you don't need the iPhone 8. It's now unclear why these iPhone 8 Plus models are splitting open, and the two reports seem to be contradictory. The plan will offer 3 GB 4G data, along with free voice calls and unlimited tex messages, along with access to all Jio applications. Jio is offering a whopping 70 percent buyback on both the iPhone models (plus, iPhone X when it arrives in November).

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 On Nintendo Switch Is Ridiculously Good (And Addictive)

Check it out live here, via YouTube , at 8 pm PT / 11 pm ET. (Actually created by the agency and EA Sports, the in-game feat is described by the brand as a "seamless dragback, flick, and spinning volley.") In the spot, the player uploads it for the review of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 community and it goes viral around the world.

Most wanted Hizbul terrorist gunned down

He exfiltrated to Pakistan in 2015 and was returning to Kashmir to take command of Hizb, " he said. Lashkar e- Islam Chief was a rebel commander of Hizbul Mujahideen , who later formed the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Islam. "Najar joined the militant ranks again after being released in 1995". The police had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for information on him. In the first nine months of the year 2017, 152 terrorists, mostly top ranked have been killed in Kashmir Valley.

Arsenal to rest Ozil, Ramsey vs. Cologne

Then, they won 13 consecutive games and eventually won the Premier League. "There are some clubs paying £100m and £200m on players but I do not think that's the philosophy". Mesut Ozil tops a star-studded list of Arsenal players who have been rested ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash against FC Koln . "Our focus is on the Thursday's game .

Electric crews head south to help with storm recovery efforts

Pedernales Electric Cooperative sent staff and resources to Hurricane Irma-ravaged Florida on September 11 to help restore electricity to homes and businesses. The same is true at Northeastern REMC, which serves six counties in northeast in, including portions of Allen. "Restoring power after a storm of this magnitude is not easy, and we're happy to offer our crews and resources to help bring electricity back to their community", said Wayne McKee, PEC's vice president of operations.

This is what the Huawei Mate 10 could look like

Also, according to Huawei CEO Richard Yu , the Mate 10 will ensure a longer battery life. It is worth noting that this is the regular Huawei Mate 10 smartphone and not the Mate 10 Pro - which might be a little different when it comes to the form factor.

Mi Mix 2 might come with Snapdragon 836 processor

As per a recent post on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo , the Xiaomi Mi 7 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and will be featuring 6-inch OLED display made by Samsung . As far as Xiaomi Mi 7 release date is concerned, it may get unveiled in the first quarter of the coming year. Last month, the designer posted a "conceptual product design" video, teasing the upcoming Mi Mix 2 with even slimmer bezels.

Google ARCore Brings AR to Existing, Future Android Phones

For now, it will work on the Pixel and Samsung's Galaxy S8 , provided they are running Android 7.0 Nougat and above. Apple and Google are preparing to go head-to-head with their development of competing Augmented Reality (AR) platforms.

Google has announced Certified Android devices programme

Motorola has not been quite prompt in rolling out updates in the recent past, as its devices like Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play, Droid Maxx 2 and Moto X Pure Edition are still waiting to receive the Android Nougat update, which was released by Google in 2016.

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Pixel Launcher 2.1 without rooting device

Having system-wide themes was possible before too via the Substratum theme framework that has been around for over a year, but you were required to root your Android device. Android O offers some cool features like a collection of new Emojis, improved status bar, fresh icons, instant apps lets you use the app without actually installing it, PIP (Picture in Picture mode), Google Play protect (It improves the security level on the device) and much more.

Listen to Taylor Swift's new single, 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Adding insult to injury, Nicki Minaj is a featured guest on the track and in the video - and she has her own heated history with Swift . The card read: "Look what you made us do. She's not the first artist to use it. Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles have all tested the verification system that requires people to register for a sale in advance, with information including their names, phone numbers and emails.

Nintendo Switch's Exclusive Rocket League Cars Look Great

You will get the former if you are on the Orange Team, and the latter if you are on the Blue Team. When Psyonix announced that Rocket League was coming to the Switch , Nintendo fans rejoiced, as the game is one of best multiplayer games on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Wal-Mart and Google tie up to battle Amazon

If using your voice you can order one product at a time , or you can add lots of products to your cart that way and complete the purchase later using the app. The Walmart connection follows previous store partnerships with Costco , Target , and Whole Foods, which, coincidentally, is being acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion.

Nintendo Switch-exclusive Mario and Metroid Battle-Cars revealed for Rocket League

Rocket League will feature some exclusive, Nintendo-themed content on Switch. In addition, A Samus' Gunship battle-car will be available for the Orange Team, with a Samus Varia Suit variant coming to the Blue Team. The " Mario NSR" shows up only in the Orange Team while the "Luigi NSR" appears only in the Blue Team. Along with these comes a Metroid battle auto that is themed after Samus' gunship.

IOS 11 software update focuses more on safety features

Right now, Apple is seeding the fifth beta version of iOS 11 to software and app developers. IOS 11 public beta is already available for those who are courageous enough to put their phone through an unstable software, and thanks to some Twitter users , here's a look at an important upcoming feature.

Huawei sends out 16 October event invite, likely for Mate 10 phone

This fall is shaping up to be a busy season for phone announcements , and the Mate 10 is among the group. Even though these press invites are leaked ones and are not sent officially as of now, we do expect media outlets to begin receiving these invites pretty soon.

Consumer Reports pulled its Microsoft Surface tablet and laptop recommendations

From reddit's Microsoft Surface subreddit, user UTese shared his history with Surface Pro repairs. " Microsoft is relatively new to the hardware business, and this is the first year we've had enough data to estimate predicted reliability for the company's laptops", the publication said in the report.

Mythbusting the Samsung Galaxy X

The phone is expected to feature a SuperAMOLED display which would feature an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The images have been published by SlashLeaks and as per the image, two Samsung batteries have been shown. In addition to the specifications leaking out, a new teaser image too, has been spotted by well known tipster Evan Blass . It will come with visually appealing Infinity Display feature, but its structure will be marginally bigger (6.3-inch) and squarer in shape compared to the ...

PS4 Shipments Reach 63.3 Million Lifetime, Operating Income Drops 60% — Sony Financials

Sony, however, noted that it would have increased by 1% under constant currency. For further details about the impact of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on sales and operating income (loss). This is up from the 60.4 million as revealed in June . It's worth mentioning that these are sell-in numbers to retailers. Sony shipped 3.3 million units between April 1 and June 30.

HTC has announced a standalone VIVE VR headset, exclusive to China

This is why HTC's standalone VR headset is powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with the company's proprietary virtual reality platform. Back at Google I/O in May , Google announced that it would soon be introducing standalone VR headsets alongside the existing ones that are powered by your smartphone.

Release date, price features and specifications

Despite the notable upgrades over its predecessor, however, the Moto Z2 Force retains one aspect of the Moto Z Force that may be a deal breaker for some: the lack of a headphone jack. Moto announced the phone at a NY press event, and confirmed that it will be coming to the United Kingdom in due course. Like previous year, Lenovo is pushing for Moto Mods as the main differentiator for the Z2 Force, and the company has introduced a new Moto Mod along with the device.

Watch the geeky first trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'

But when Halliday dies and his will reveals that he has hidden an Easter egg inside the game that will award his vast fortune to whomever discovers it, players take on a new role-"gunters", or egg hunters. The OASIS , Ready Player One's virtual world, is riddled with pop culture items which is likely what Penn is referring to with "so much stuff in the book you can use".