Google set to purge Play store of apps lacking a privacy policy

This is a good thing for legit developers since they will have the chance to be featured or discovered more with less titles around, as well as for users who won't be faced with browsing through a cluttered app store. Google is reportedly purging its Android Play Store of apps which do not abide by its privacy policy . If a user clicks on any video, she gets the option of saving it in different qualities as well as streaming it online. Read More

Smokeless Tobacco Recalled After Metal Fragments Found

Smokeless Tobacco Recalled After Metal Fragments Found

No reports of injury have been reported. It includes some Cope, Copenhagen, Husky and Skoal products, but the release stated that "the majority of USSTC's cans are not affected". You can go to the USSTC website to check if your tobacco is part of the recall. Most of the company's cans are not affected by the recall. USSTC urged wholesalers and retailers to remove the affected products from their inventories. Read More

Services, products sales reach record numbers as Apple announces latest quarter results

Apple sold 78.29 million iPhones in the first quarter ended December 31, up from 74.78 million last year, marking the first quarterly growth in iPhone sales in a year. Apple says that the $7.17 billion in revenue from services is a record, though in terms of overall revenue it's now just slightly behind the Mac ($7.24 billion) in terms of how much overall cash it pulls in. Read More

Samsung will launch $140 wireless earbuds with the S8?

Like what many have guessed, the Galaxy Note 7 fire came from faulty batteries. As it is suspected that the Galaxy S8's alleged "infinity display " is inspired by infinity pools, where water flows over the edge, it is said that the device will have decreased edge-to-edge bezels. Read More

Tech companies are taking litigious action against Donald Trump's immigration ban

Tech companies are taking litigious action against Donald Trump's immigration ban

Also, there was a tech industry meeting set for Tuesday to explore filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit against the bans. The company has at least 76 employees who are citizens of the seven listed countries and hold US temporary work visas, and may be banned from re-entering the USA if they travel overseas or the company's offices in Vancouver in British Columbia, according to the attorney general's complaint. Read More

Resident Evil 7 Sales Top 2.5 Million Units in First Week

The company announced via a press release that the game has shipped over 2.5 million copies worldwide already. That's a significant percentage of the 7.15 million demo downloads Capcom saw ahead of the game's release. It features some fantastic scares early on, offers up the familiar gameplay that fans have been begging to return (even if the new ideas are even more exciting), and uses the first-person perspective to its advantage. Read More

S. Korean prosecutors to interrogate Park

The company had no comment on the hearing Wednesday. Choi is accused of colluding with Park to pressure big businesses, including Samsung, to contribute to non-profit foundations backing the president's initiatives. Conglomerates like Samsung, known as chaebol, dominate the Asian country's economy, jobs and investment. Choi Soon-sil is the confidante of then-President Park and has been accused of clearing around $70M through questionable means. Read More

Apple Plans MacBook Pro With Kaby Lake and 32GB Desktop Class RAM

A recent note revealed that the Cupertino-based giant will release updated versions of their Macs complete with Intel's latest Kaby Lake processor with 32GB of RAM. Updates to the 15-inch and 13-inch MacBook Pro models are also expected, but Kuo did not reveal whether these models would also up the 16GB RAM limit. Read More

Supreme Court sought Attorney General's help in WhatsApp and Facebook case

He further believes the application has become a public utility service like telephone calls and should thus be regulated. Appearing for two law students, senior counsel Harish Salve submitted that the privacy of citizens has been infringed by WhatsApp and Facebook, which amounted to infringement of Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution. Read More

Ford full speed ahead at the Detroit Auto Show

Ford last week scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion small-car factory in Mexico, and said $700 million would go toward expanding a MI plant to build new electric and autonomous vehicles. The anonymous Redditor also says the T6 Ranger would have its front end reinforced to meet tougher US crash test regulations, and that it'd have a unique interior and drivetrain combinations. Read More

Mercedes-Benz India crosses 13000 units for second year in a row

Mercedes-Benz India crosses 13000 units for second year in a row

The legal action against larger diesel engines (in excess of 2,000cc) in Delhi-NCR saw the entire portfolio of Mercedes being banned for almost 8 months previous year. In luxury sedan segment, the C-Class sedan remained the highest selling auto for Merc in the year, followed by E-Class and S-Class. The Indian luxury vehicle and SUV market saw a steady growth overall in terms of sales for most auto makers with big new launches, new variants and of course, new brands finally entering the scene. Read More

Nintendo Switch Will Be Impressive, Says Nvidia CEO

Nintendo Switch Will Be Impressive, Says Nvidia CEO

For more details of the features and specifications of the Nintendo Switch, better tune in to the Nintendo Switch event on January 12 . Of course, the most important part of any game console - particularly one from Nintendo - is the games themselves. Read More

Scalebound is no longer in development, cancelled by Microsoft

Scalebound is no longer in development, cancelled by Microsoft

Platinum Games' action RPG Scalebound is no longer in development, multiple sources have told Eurogamer . When they returned, issues arose with Scalebound's development in terms of scheduling and progress, and a decision was ultimately made to stop development. Read More

Amazon's Alexa poised for home takeover with new suite of integrations

It acts as a digital hub for your storage needs at home and can sync between multiple devices. The Smart Tag menu allows users to add stickers and tags on the screen to indicate which foods are stored as well as the ability to input the expiration date of each item, so the refrigerator can issue reminders when foods near expiration. Read More

Apple confirms $1 bln investment in SoftBank tech fund

Apple confirms $1 bln investment in SoftBank tech fund

Chairman Larry Ellison also intend to contribute, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported the investment. The investments mark a shift for Apple , which has focused on acquiring startups valued at less than $1 billion. The Japanese bank's fund has been gaining recognition in the USA after Softbank's billionaire founder Masayoshi Son met with Trump, and pledged that half of the fund ($50 billion) will be invested in the USA with the ... Read More

Two-time European Tour victor Wayne Westner dies at 55

Two-time European Tour victor Wayne Westner dies at 55

The South Coast Herald first reported Westner's death, which was confirmed by local police. The 55-year old Westner died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Els, half of the Els-Westner duo that famously won the World Cup on home soil 21 years ago, added: "Sad day, our friend Wayne Westner passed today. Read More

Volvo (STO:VOLV-B) Is Not Sweden's Best-Selling Car Anymore

Volvo (STO:VOLV-B) Is Not Sweden's Best-Selling Car Anymore

For the first time in more than half a century, Sweden's best-selling vehicle of the year was not a Volvo but the Volkswagen Golf, the Swedish automakers' association said on Monday. Volvo sold 5.7 percent in comparison and that too across three of their models. The share sale was "another step towards Volvo Cars' long-expressed ambition to act as a listed company", the automaker said in a news release December 20. Read More

Syria conflict: United Nations to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

Syria conflict: United Nations to vote on Syria ceasefire deal

The militia, which has captured large swathes of north-eastern Syria from IS with U.S. support, is designated a terrorist organisation by Turkey. In an interview with Tasnim News Agency published on Saturday, the head of IRGC Public Relations Department, Lieutenant General Ramezan Sharif, said the Syrian nation will definitely disapprove of the presence of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in the process of peace talks. Read More

Apple to make iPhone in Bengaluru

Apple CEO Tim Cook called the company's AirPods earphones " a runaway success " this week and noted that the Apple can't make them fast enough to keep up with demand. The Centre had also refused to allow Apple's proposal to import and sell refurbished mobile phones in India. However, India's Ministry of Finance is not very keen to provide tax relief to Apple as it suspects that several other manufacturers, mainly Chinese, might ask for similar benefit. Read More

Samsung Blu-Ray Player, Soundbar and New Wireless Speaker at CES 2017

Samsung Blu-Ray Player, Soundbar and New Wireless Speaker at CES 2017

Indeed, its old-fashioned shape and feel would look right at home in your grandfather's study. By turning the wheel, users cannot only adjust the volume but also select their favorite playlist from their choice of streaming music services. Meanwhile, the new MS750 Soundbar features a "one body" design with integrated subwoofer performance. Model M9500 features Bluetooth wireless streaming support and Samsung Smart Remote integration enabling the features of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player to ... Read More

Thousands of self-invited guests overwhelm social media user's birthday bash in Mexico

He then stated in a TV interview that he didn't expect the video to go viral has such a success among people . In the video, cowboy hat-wearing Crescencio Ibarra haltingly but proudly describes the party and prizes, before announcing that "everyone is cordially invited". Read More

Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds

Group allegedly behind DNC hack targeted Ukraine, report finds

This means the Ukranian artillery could be fired on and destroyed based on their location. U.S. intelligence and the Federal Bureau of Investigation believe Fancy Bear hacked into the email system of the DNC over many months and then released the contents through third parties with the intent of creating controversy around the Democratic Party and helping Republican candidate Donald Trump win the election. Read More

College Football Players Sit Out Bowl Games In Anticipation Of NFL Draft

Stanford (9-3, Pac-12) will play in the Sun Bowl on December 30 against North Carolina (8-4, ACC), while LSU (7-4, SEC) takes on Louisville (9-3, ACC) in the Citrus Bowl on December 31. To which I say, good for those kids who are concerned about their bodies and earning potential at the next level. I've seen all the things he went through to get to where he's at. Read More

Resident Evil 2 Remake: Will Fans Care Now?

Resident Evil 2 Remake: Will Fans Care Now?

You wake up alone on the floor of an abandoned farmhouse. Daylight is quickly fading. Of course, considering Capcom's rather cryptic marketing ploys when it comes to Resident Evil 7, fans have been scouring for clues related to what the forthcoming survival-horror title will contain, which has led many to datamine the game's Beginning Hour demo for hidden secrets. Read More

Stickers and Other 'Holiday Fun' Come to Instagram Stories

Snapchat is Facebook's biggest nightmare, and it's actually not odd that Instagram continues to follow in the company's footsteps. Tapping this will allow you to add stickers , which will display in a library. The latest update from the social network brings stickers to Stories , similar to the filters available for Snapchat Stories . Unlike Snapchat , these aren't user-generated, meaning you can create a sticker for just about any location you want but the stickers will also ... Read More

Samsung looks elsewhere for phone batteries

Samsung looks elsewhere for phone batteries

However, it might take at least six months to test batteries, which might push the Galaxy S8 release further from its expected release at the Mobile World Congress in February. Since the Note 8 development will go on as planned, the foldable phones will only support the flagships in terms of sales rather than leading the fight against Apple , Huawei and other phone makers. Read More

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

We can not expect that the launch of this new headphone will just bring back Samsung in this market. This achievement will give Samsung the largest virtual reality installed base out of all major VR headsets coming from the top brands. South Korean tech giant Samsung expands its virtual reality ambitions and sets augmented reality plans. The second would be a 3D overlay with interaction between virtual objects, but no interaction with real objects, with a good example being Pokemon GO. Read More

Drinking, Drug Use Largely Down Among US Teens in 2016

Drinking, Drug Use Largely Down Among US Teens in 2016

Responding to the survey question about the marijuana being easy to get, only 34.6 percent of students from the eighth grade agreed, a drop of 2.4 percent from the previous year, and 64 percent of tenth grade students said they found the drug easily available, also the lowest rate ever in the survey. Read More

Snapchat Finally Introduces Snapchat Groups Messaging Feature

Recipients of direct messages had to be selected one by one. However, keeping with the ephemeral model, Group chats self-destruct after 24 hours and Snaps sent within a Group can only be opened and replayed once by each participant. There's also Snapchat's Paintbrush, allowing users to draw squiggles on their saved Memories. Once you finish, you can return to the group by tapping the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Read More

Nokia Mega Comeback Phone to cost Rs. 9999

Nokia Mega Comeback Phone to cost Rs. 9999

In addition to the strengths brought by FIH, however, HMD "will need to invest significant amounts of money in marketing its Nokia products and must achieve significant scale in the global smartphone market quickly if it's to create a profitable and sustainable business", CCS Insight mobile industry analyst Ben Wood wrote today in a blog post. Read More