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Hi-Tech Facebook rolls latest update for Messenger, signs new deal with PayPal
Author: 0 Facebook rolls latest update for Messenger, signs new deal with PayPal

Basically, this means that PayPal customers will be able to receive payment and account support directly in Messenger . The new PayPal payment feature is locked to the U.S. When chatting on Messenger , one can tap on the blue plus icon and select the green payments button to quickly send or request money. PayPal's new chatbot also shows how new tech capabilities can handle more complex requests from users aside from simple notifications.

Hi-Tech Lyft announces $1 billion funding round led by Google investment fund
Author: 0 Lyft announces $1 billion funding round led by Google investment fund

The company was reported to be raising a new $1 billion round , with Alphabet involved, back in September. It's already clear that Alphabet is interested in self-driving cars, as the company owns Waymo . David Drummond , an SVP at Alphabet , left Uber's board in 2016 citing "the overlap between the two companies". As Axios's Dan Primack reports, Uber's most recent formal report placed its valuation around $60 billion, but SoftBank originally proposed pricing Uber as low as $50 ...

Hi-Tech Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch
Author: 0 Nintendo nabs two-thirds of monthly game hardware sales thanks to Switch

Up until now, the Capture Button on the left Joy-Con controller has only been able to take screenshots but you can now use it to show off videos of your gameplay. Nintendo has managed to lead the industry in video game hardware sales - by a wide margin - for September, which is a very promising sign going into the holiday shopping season.

Hi-Tech New feature by Google Photos now recognizes your pets
Author: 0 New feature by Google Photos now recognizes your pets

After singling out the images, you can also take things to the next level by naming your dog in the app. Pet owners with smartphones usually have the same trouble - their photo libraries are overflowing with images of their four-legged family members captured in all sorts of places, positions and situations.

Hi-Tech Lake Pontchartrain oil platform fire extinguished; search continues for missing worker
Author: 0 Lake Pontchartrain oil platform fire extinguished; search continues for missing worker

Officials have said the fire erupted Sunday night, burning natural gas that powers some of the platform's equipment. The Coast Guard will be conducting a water quality evaluation as well as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. The Deputy head of the administration of Jefferson parish also reported that the incident injured seven people. Arson investigators will determine the cause after the fire has burned out.

Hi-Tech Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal
Author: 0 Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

You can invite friends to visit and check out your Home, of course, and Oculus says it's looking into other ways you can hang with your virtual buddies in the future. This kind of content isn't much different from what similar headsets offer already, and those haven't exactly taken the world by storm. The new headset is made of a new breathable cloth, for improved comfort, and the Go can be used with glasses.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Launch on T-Mobile Soon

Storage: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. While Mumbai-based offline retailer Mahesh Telecom had stated Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is priced at Rs. This news comes from Twitter leaker Ice Universe , who simply says that the "Galaxy S9 will use 3D sensor front camera ". Samsung announces Galaxy J2 (2017) earlier this week in India.

Hi-Tech Pre-release Google Home Mini goes rogue, starts recording 24/7
Author: 0 Pre-release Google Home Mini goes rogue, starts recording 24/7

A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing. The Home Mini costs a mere $50, though, and includes nearly all the features of the larger Home. If you're unsure why a self-activating Home Mini meant Russakovskii's bathroom activity was recorded: everything you say to Google Assistant across the company's devices is recorded and stored in Google's servers, unless you explicitly ...

Author: 0 Windows Phone just died (again)

It's official: Microsoft is no longer focusing on the Windows 10 Mobile platform. In a series of tweets , Belfiore detailed how the operating system would enter servicing mode - that means bug fixes and security updates, but no new features.

Hi-Tech Google launches Google Home Min and Max
Author: 0 Google launches Google Home Min and Max

Here it is plugged in. The Max is an enhanced version of Google Home with stereo speakers , and positioned very much as a rival to the Apple HomePod . The back panel is made from rigid polycarbonate, giving the large block some stability. At $49, it'll square up against Amazon's Dot, but like the Dot, it will act as a gateway smart speaker for those not willing to throw down bigger sums of money.

Hi-Tech Land Rover's new Range Rover Sport is its first plug-in hybrid
Author: 0 Land Rover's new Range Rover Sport is its first plug-in hybrid

JLR UK managing director Jeremy Hicks added: "The current Range Rover Sport has performed exceptionally well in the UK market since it was introduced in 2013 selling just shy of 50,000 vehicles to date". A "Save" function will keep the battery topped up to a preset level, while "Predictive Energy Optimisation" uses data from the sat nav's GPS system to maximise economy over hills.

Hi-Tech Senate Intel: 'General Consensus' Is To 'Trust' IC Assessment Of Russia Meddling
Author: 0 Senate Intel: 'General Consensus' Is To 'Trust' IC Assessment Of Russia Meddling

Burr said many social-media companies did not take seriously the threat by Russian Federation to influence the democratic process ahead of the elections, and added that officials from Google, Twitter, and Facebook will appear in a public hearing "so that Americans can hear how they are going to protect [the election process in the future] and know whether an ad was generated by a foreign entity".

Hi-Tech Great Games Missing from the SNES Classic
Author: 0 Great Games Missing from the SNES Classic

Oh you mean like releasing a new version of the NES back in November 2016 and seeing it fly off store shelves at light speed? Gamers who were unable to secure a pre-order when they went on sale headed into retail stores yesterday and braved long lines in an attempt to bring home the tiny console and its 21 pre-loaded games .

Hi-Tech Tech, financials help drive S&P, Nasdaq to record
Author: 0 Tech, financials help drive S&P, Nasdaq to record

Bank Private Client Reserve in Palm Beach, Florida. For September, the Dow gained 2.1 percent, the S&P rose 1.9 percent and the Nasdaq advanced 1.05 percent. In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.03 percent. For the week, the Dow rose 0.2% and the S&P rose 0.7% in their third straight weekly advance.

Hi-Tech Pakistan violates ceasefire, rains shells on Poonch, Rajauri
Author: 0 Pakistan violates ceasefire, rains shells on Poonch, Rajauri

The heavy shelling, which began at 7:15am, is still going on it the area due to which citizens are unable to leave their houses. Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat this week claimed India had carried out a surgical strike in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and that India has options available to conduct such a strike again.

Hi-Tech More than 120000 flee rumbling Bali volcano
Author: 0 More than 120000 flee rumbling Bali volcano

Officials this week installed warning sirens in several townships. "It is hard for residents to determine their real positions in terms of their proximity to Mount Agung ". A volcano in Vanuatu - a Pacific archipelago that also sits on the seismic arc - this week forced 7,000 people to flee after it rained rocks and ash on villages.

Hi-Tech Twitter Trying a Bump of Character Limit From 140 to 280
Author: 0 Twitter Trying a Bump of Character Limit From 140 to 280

Rosen added that the company wanted to try out the change with a small group, before it made a decision to launch the feature site wide. As per Twitter's findings only 9% of all tweets done in English hit the 140 character limit while 0.4% of Japanese tweets hit the same limit.

Hi-Tech Violent crimes continue to shake U.S. communities
Author: 0 Violent crimes continue to shake U.S. communities

In South Dakota, the state attorney general had earlier released its report showing the state bucks the national trend when it comes to homicides. The city of Chicago saw 765 murders in 2016, up from 468 in 2015, and 411 in 2014-while the city undoubtedly has a serious gun violence problem, this could have been a particularly bad year.

Hi-Tech Sony Xperia XZ1 With 19MP Motion Eye Camera Launched at Rs
Author: 0 Sony Xperia XZ1 With 19MP Motion Eye Camera Launched at Rs

The thick bezels on the top and bottom again look out of vogue in an era of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG V30 and so on. But then, is it the feature that will differentiate it from the crowd in the market? But I don't think there will be any issues on that front, going by the first impressions.

Hi-Tech Tokyo Governor announces creation of national party
Author: 0 Tokyo Governor announces creation of national party

While speaking at a press conference on Monday, Abe said that he is aiming to get support from the people for his hard line against North Korea's nuclear programmes also. If Abe's Liberal Democratic Party maintains its majority in the Diet, he could serve as prime minister until 2021. While highlighting his government's resolve to protect the people's lives and properties, he said, " North Korea's threats should never influence the election, which is the point of origin for democracy".

Hi-Tech Super Mario Run Is Being Revitalized With a New Injection of Content
Author: 0 Super Mario Run Is Being Revitalized With a New Injection of Content

In order to unlock Daisy, players will need to rescue her in a new mode called Remix 10. The new world offers nine more levels that can only be unlocked after completing Worlds 1-6. The character in question is Daisy, which puts her as the seventh playable character in the roster, and the new world is called World Star. If you're interested, you can download Super Mario Run from the Play Store via the link below.

Hi-Tech Apple TV 4K Finally Catches Up to Its Competitors
Author: 0 Apple TV 4K Finally Catches Up to Its Competitors

Still, it's a free upgrade, so it's hard to complain too much. "Yes, the $179 Apple TV 4K finally delivers gorgeous high fidelity video, but as usual, you're paying a premium for convenience and ease-of-use", Eadicicco wrote for TIME , Fortune's sister publication.

Hi-Tech IPhone 8 owners can FINALLY use IKEA's wireless charging lamp
Author: 0 IPhone 8 owners can FINALLY use IKEA's wireless charging lamp

Like wireless charging in general, many of these products have existed in Ikea's inventory for years . Now, most of you have probably heard of Qi wireless charger and Qi wireless charging, well, this inductive charging has been somewhat popular in the last couple of years, as a number of companies included it in their smartphones, including Samsung , LG and a number of other companies.

Hi-Tech Wall St opens flat as investors await Fed decision
Author: 0 Wall St opens flat as investors await Fed decision

USA stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited clues from the Federal Reserve meeting on whether the central bank will raise interest rates for a third time this year. Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.36-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.55-to-1 ratio favoured advancers. Currently, the major averages are almost unchanged, showing moves of less than a tenth of a percent.

Author: 0 New Apple Watch has cellular connectivity problems

The new Apple watch's ability to connect to LTE mobile networks on its own was supposed to make the device more useful when owners want to leave their phone at home, say while on a run or at the beach. The new Watch appeared to try to connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of connecting to cellular, when I was out and about without my phone. Users have reported problems sending messages from Miscosoft Outlook or Exchange accounts linked to iOS 11's Mail app.

Hi-Tech Epic Accidentally Let PS4 And Xbox One Players Battle Together On Fortnite
Author: 0 Epic Accidentally Let PS4 And Xbox One Players Battle Together On Fortnite

Intrigued by his discovery, PRE_-CISION-_ switched over to his Xbox One and did some digging, quickly discovering a user with the same name on Xbox Live, as well as a teammate that zCypher had been playing with. It looks like these brief glimpses of the big, lovely world of cross-console play were total accidents. With cross-platform play between the two consoles being so easy to implement that a developer manages to enable it it accidentally, hopefully, Microsoft and Sony will manage to ...

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