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Amazon reveals number of Prime members for first time

Amazon shipped more than five billion items through its Prime service previous year, and logged an unprecedented number of new memberships, according to Bezos. As of the end of September, Levin said Prime had an estimated 90 million US members alone. As part of his letter, Bezos also said that for the first time in Amazon's history, its third-party marketplace a year ago accounted for more than half of its sales.

Judge who acquitted Aseemanand and others in Mecca Masjid case resigns

MBT spokesperson Amjadullah Khan said that the acquittal in Macca Masjid blast case clearly proves the lenient attitude of the BJP government at the Centre and the TRS government in Telangana in pursuing the cases of 'Saffron Terrorism'. All 21 people were accused of planning and executing the blast but they were all acquitted by the court citing lack of evidence. He also referred to former Under Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs RVS Mani's allegations that the investigation in ...

Russian Court Blocks Telegram Chat App

In June 2017, Roskomnadzor requested Telegram management to comply with the Russian legislation or face blocking of the messenger. " Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed", he said . Roskomnadzor said on its website it will start the procedure to block Telegram once it receives a written ruling from the court. "Unfortunately, they did not manage to reach such a consensus", he said.

Amazon Alexa Is Now Your Home Intercom

Say "Alexa, tell everyone dinner's ready", and everyone in your home within earshot of an Echo device will hear you say "dinner's ready". The company is rolling out a new feature called Alexa Announcements which will turn a user's multiple Echo speakers into an intercom system.

Scoreboard: Dakota Raabe, Michigan Hockey Advance to Frozen Four

Paul, Minn. Notre Dame, the second overall seed in the tournament, survived an overtime scare against upset-minded Michigan Tech in the first round then got a late goal from Dylan Malmquist to take down Providence, 2-1. When we've needed him the most, he's elevated his play to lift our team up and show them the way. "I don't know what it went off of". They don't have any real deficiencies, they have a number of guys that are high-profile offensive players, especially their top line.

Tension remains in California protests over unarmed black man Stephon Clark's killing

The incident Saturday night threatens to exacerbate an already tense relationship between police and protesters in California's capital. In a video published by ABC10, a throng of protesters took to busy Florin Road south of downtown chanting slogans, including "Say his name!" "This is another glaring example of the dehumanization of our community by law enforcement; a state bodyguard meant to protect and serve", the Sacramento Black Lives Matter group said on it Facebook page Sunday.

Spotify IPO: How Will It Affect Your Music Listening Habits?

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek who founded the company, emerged as the day's biggest victor. Spotify stock ended its second day of trading at $145.87 down $4.79 or 2.11%. However, the direct listing will be carefully analyzed by other companies that intend to become public, as well as by investment bankers who may lose millions of IPO fees.

Snapchat Adds 16 Person Video Calls With Snapchat Filters

Now you can video chat with up to 16 of your friends at one time. Users can start the group chat with just a tap on the video icon. Simply enter an existing Group Chat, or create a new Group with the friends or family you'd like to see.

Max Holloway To Fight in Main Card at UFC 223ax

Nurmagomedov, of Dagestan, is on a nine-fight winning streak at lightweight, while Holloway, of Hawaii, has won 12 in a row in the UFC's featherweight division. Ferguson withdrew from the second attempt at UFC on Fox 19 after doctors told him he had fluid and blood in his lung. I don't think they actually deserve to fight for the title.

Apple releases iOS 11.3 update with new Animoji and Battery Health feature

You can grab the iOS 11.3 update over the air via the Settings app. Apple touts that this makes for a "new music video experience for Apple Music ". Apple released iOS 11 .3 into general availability on Thursday, with new ways for businesses to communicate with iPhone users, improved augmented reality (AR) functionality, access to personal health records , and more.

Google Now Selling News Subscriptions To Support Journalism

In addition to this, the company has also announced Subscribe with Google , that makes it easier for you to subscribe to your favourite news publications and access them anywhere. Google has chose to get serious about cracking down on the spread of fake news and the algorithms that enable its platforms to circulate these untrustworthy sources.

Fortnite Mobile Controller Support Explained: Can You Use a Controller on Mobile?

It has been less than a week since popular battle-royale title Fortnite made the transition to mobile devices, but already figures have sky-rocketed for the pocket shooter. Blitz matches will only last for a maximum of 15 minutes as the storm circle will begin shrinking as soon as the match starts. So when you are on your PC playing Battle Royale and you got killed by an enemy player, don't be surprised to see that the player could be on an iPhone .

Let Mario give you directions in Google Maps

The trick won't involve any bananas or red shells on the roads, but Mario will be a position marker worldwide in the Google Maps apps for a whole week. You'll then be prompted to use "Mario Time!" But remember, make sure to avoid sharing personal details like your home or work address (seriously, think before you post ).

Waymo Extends Self-Driving Trials To Cargo-Carrying Semi Trucks In Atlanta

Now, Waymo is teaching the software to manage the increased challenge of a truck. Meanwhile, a startup called Starsky Robotics announced an initial test this week of its technology for remotely driven trucks. As the company explains, the basic principles are the same but driving a semi is harder as the braking, turning radius and blind spots are completely different than on normal passenger cars.

Oculus Rift headsets have reportedly stopped working across the globe

Over on the Oculus Rift support page, the following message is being displayed: "If you are using an Nvidia GPU and now experiencing display or performance issues with your Oculus Rift, please make sure you are using driver version 388.59".

There's a Nintendo Direct Coming Tomorrow

The popular rumor is Diablo III coming to the hybrid console, but that's still unclear, with Blizzard denying the speculation and a new report stating the port is happening. We know there will be a focus on the upcoming Mario Tennis game, but will something much bigger be on the horizon? At this point there's no hard release date, but perhaps Nintendo is ready to give fans a day to circle on their calendars.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Merchandise Surfaces On GameStop Internal Database

As seen above, the hat has plenty of similarities with the logo for Call of Duty: Black Ops III . Yeah, we know. It's rather weird. You can read the full patch notes for the new update down below. Treyarch's massively popular COD: Black Ops sub-brand is set to get another first-person shooter game. Activision has made no announcements thus far.

Apple's confidential iBoot source code leaked online

Since Motherboard published the news, Apple has indeed confirmed that the code for its mobile phone operating system has been leaked online. After the code was stolen and leaked on Discord, one of the members said the group burned all the copies it had because the members thought it could be unsafe in the hands of someone with malicious intent.

Train Crash Kills 2 In South Carolina

The injured were taken to hospitals in the region for treatment. The National Transportation Safety Board is beginning an investigation into the cause of the crash , which is unknown. Anyone seeking info about passengers on Train 91 should call the Amtrak info line at 1-800-523-9101. Amtrak said in a statement that the lead engine as well as several passenger cars had derailed as a result of the collision .

Is Now the Time to Buy Apple Inc. After Its Recent Dip?

In the fourth-quarter of 2017, Apple reported iPhone revenues of $28.846 billion, which marked merely 2.4% year-over-year growth. Apple said its update was meant to circumvent the reboots. These features will be included in a developer release next month and a user release this Spring. "Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love".

Nokia 3310 4G can make an LTE-powered a Wi-Fi hotspot

HMD Global, the company that holds the license to manufacture Nokia branded smartphones, launched the re-imagined version of Nokia 3310 feature phone . The Nokia 3310 4G variant will support 4G TD-LTE with VOLTE and Micro USB interface. Nokia 3310 4G features a 2.4-inch VGA display (240p) display with an alphanumeric keypad.

Trump administration mulls nationalizing 5G network, citing Chinese threat

The National Security Council (NSC) document also makes a debatable link between the necessity for a 5G network and the state of artificial intelligence in the U.S. The private option might take longer and cost more , however. For example, the company built two data centers in Zimbabwe after the country got a $98m loan from China Export-Import Bank.

Apple HomePod Release Date Announced, But Is It Too Expensive?

Google's best-sounding smart speaker is the Home Max , so - yet again - if top sound quality is what you're going for, then you'll actually save $50 with the HomePod, since Google Home Max is $399. Since Apple put Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, every one of its smartphones has come with the intelligent assistant baked in. Excellent design has always been Apple's calling card, and the HomePod is a compact, stylish device available in tasteful white and space grey finishes which won't ...

$349 gadget turns 360 degrees

Beyond the ruggedness, the Chromebook 11 features a fanless design three display options-11.6-inch IPS with touch support, 11.6-inch without touch support, and 11.6-inch TN without touch support-and either an Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 processor.

Google Play wants to read books to you

Unlike Amazon's Audible service , users can buy individual Google audiobook titles without any membership and without any commitment to buy more. Nine languages and are expected to be affordable across the Android platform. Google Play Store will display various sections of book categories that will allow users to search book of their interest very easily.

President Trump turns out the lights on solar panel imports into US

The tariff reportedly includes a 30 percent solar import tax for crystalline-silicon solar cells and modules, which steps down by 5 percentage points each year to 15 percent by the fourth year, according to Green Tech Media . In real dollars, the 30% Solar Tariff will immediately add between 10.5 cents/watt and 11.4 cents/watt to module costs (assuming module prices otherwise stay at Q1 2017 levels).

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

To check whether your system may have a problem, check the full list of processors at the Intel Product Security center . A new version of the Meltdown/Spectre patches has been developed and is now in testing, Intel said. He advised users of Intel processors to follow security best practices and to keep systems patched. In a blog post , Intel said new patches for Broadwell and Haswell-based computers - chips that are two generations removed from the current Skylake design - are being ...

YouTube to check videos for shocking material

Google is going to have a stronger monetization structure, as it will be raising the bar for YouTube Partner Program (YPP), which grants YouTube channels the right to run ads. In the next few months, a three-tier suitability system will be introduced to enable advertisers to review appropriate placements for their brand versus potential reach trade-offs.

Whatsapp business app launched in five countries, India to follow soon

The company has highlighted few benefits about the application on its official blog. Business Profiles: Help customers with useful information such as a business description, email or store addresses, and website. WhatsApp had earlier stated that it is important to serve businesses as they heavily rely on the platform to communicate with their customers. Verified business accounts were marked with a green checkmark.

Apple To Use Foreign Profits To Fund US Jobs, Manufacturing

Apple said it expects to invest more than $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create more than 20,000 new jobs. projects that it will contribute an additional $ 38 billion in taxes on repatriated foreign income in compliance with the revised tax law. The economic contribution will not include tax payments, the release said , nor will it include tax revenues from products sales or employee wages.