• Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA

    Clock Ticking Down on Gov't Funding Deal, DACA

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    House GOP leaders are crafting legislation that would keep the government funded through February 16. Talks also continued on related issues, including how to fund a children's healthcare program and to establish higher spending caps for the USA military and other domestic programs.
  • Instagram adds new features for testing

    Instagram adds new features for testing

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    Additionally, Instagram is apparently testing another feature, which is yet again borrowed straight out of Snapchat's books. Once Type is selected, you can write and choose different options for the background and font. Online reports have also suggested that Instagram is testing out other features such as text-only stories and alerts for screenshots. Twitter users have also seeing this feature on their app.
  • Apple to make $350B contribution to United States economy over 5 years

    Apple to make $350B contribution to United States economy over 5 years

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    Cook said at the groundbreaking a few blocks east of the downtown casino district that "Apple is a success that could only have happened in America". The company, which opened a new headquarters in Cupertino past year, said it also plans to open another site in the USA focused initially on employees who provide technical support to Apple product users.
  • Siri daily news podcast feature rolling out to US, UK, Australia

    Siri daily news podcast feature rolling out to US, UK, Australia

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    The company has been silent on the HomePod ever since. Now it looks like the HomePod release date is approaching soon as initial shipments have already begun shipping. According to the report, the HomePod's delay is attributable to "fine-tuning of software and hardware integration", a potentially critical final step for a speaker featuring Apple's Siri as a voice-controlled AI assistant.
  • Metal Gear Survive Will Have Microtransactions

    Metal Gear Survive Will Have Microtransactions

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    And to rub salt in the wounds, they pulled P.T. Demo from the PlayStation Store and memory holed it from existence. Another bit that has been confirmed, is that Metal Gear Survive microtransactions will be a thing! An internet connection is required to play all of Metal Gear Survive's modes, similar to games like Destiny, the Division as well as other online survival games.
  • Chip flaw: Problems in patches for Spectre, Meltdown extends

    Chip flaw: Problems in patches for Spectre, Meltdown extends

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    Intel and ARM insisted that the issue was not a design flaw, but it will require users to download a patch and update their operating system to fix. Data centre computers with Intel Corp's newer chips might reboot more often than normal because of problems with the patches issued to fix the so-called Spectre and Meltdown security flaws , the company said on Wednesday.
  • CFPB Says It Will Reconsider Its Rule On Payday Lending

    CFPB Says It Will Reconsider Its Rule On Payday Lending

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    The consumer bureau said in a statement it will engage in a rulemaking process to reconsider the "Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans" rule . Mulvaney proposed replacing the director with a five-member commission, requiring the director to appoint an advisory board, and even shutting down the agency altogether by repealing the clause that established it.
  • ChaiOS Bug Causes An iPhone Crash When This Link Is Texted

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    The bug can be activated on somebody's device by simply sending them a message containing a link, which is included in Masri's tweet. The flaw can freeze a device and, on occasion, cause it to restart. This sounds pretty benign, but Apple's iMessage application somehow fails so miserably when handling this code that the app crashes and sometimes enters a reboot loop.
  • Amazon Music Unlimited coming to ANZ Feb 1

    Amazon Music Unlimited coming to ANZ Feb 1

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    With these speakers you can play music, get weather updates, set alarms, keep tabs on your appointments, control your lights and do plenty more. With a 2.5-inch woofer, a dedicated tweeter, 360-degree audio and Dolby sound, it's a capable standalone smart speaker for any home.
  • (CELG) Shares Sold by Ashfield Capital Partners LLC

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    Polen Capital Management Llc bought 148,333 shares as the company's stock declined 3.49% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 79,378 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.58 million, down from 84,251 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • Infiniti commits to electrification

    Infiniti commits to electrification

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    While Nissan's luxury arm pivots towards electrification, with plans for half of all global sales to be electric vehicles by 2025, the VC-T engine will most likely find its way inside Infiniti's large SUVs to help reign in emissions. Nissan swooped on Mitsubishi in late 2016 after dobbing its rival into Japanese authorities for cheating on fuel tests. After taking over Carlos Ghosn's post as Nissan's top brass in April previous year, Saikawa said he wants more automakers to heavily ...