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Standing Rock protest area to be closed by Army Corps of Engineers

It follows last week's clearance for the project to resume despite claims by the the Cheyenne and Standing Rock Sioux tribes that it endangers their cultural sites and water supply. That easement will allow the Dakota Access pipeline to be comp...

What To Expect From Facebook's Q4 Earnings

Mobile ad revenue accounted for 84 percent of company's total advertising revenue of $8.63 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31, compared with 80 percent a year earlier. $27.638 billion in total revenue , a 54.2% increase from $17...

On the First Day, Trump Started to Kill Net Neutrality (Maybe)

He spent three years as a trial attorney with the Department of Justice's telecommunications task force, part of its antitrust division, and then became associate general counsel for Verizon. The previous FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, was a strong advoc...

Here's what you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

Since Nintendo is not present in India, gamers here have no option but to either get the console from the U.S. or import it. The creators of the up-and-coming Hollow Knight have announced that this 2D platform and action adventure, backed up succ...

Mom shows off toddler taped to wall on Facebook Live

In the video, the child is seen restrained against the wall with clear packing tape for about 15 minutes, police say . After the teen mom's arrest, her 2-year-old son was taken into the custody of Franklin County Children's Services. In the short ...

'Fire Emblem Heroes' is Nintendo's next mobile game, launches in February

In practice, that translates to short bursts of action, touch-based gesture controls, and "bite-sized" maps that can fit on your smartphone screen. "Some familiar hero characters will become allies, while others will become enemy generals and take ...

NHTSA Ends Tesla Probe, Finding No Safety Defect

According to the briefing, Tesla is under no investigations after today and that the automaker had been extremely co-operative throughout the investigation. Even the most advanced systems now available for sale require drivers to take control of th...

SpaceX will attempt a return to flight

At the time, January 8 was the expected second launch window, which has been moved to today, January 14, 2017. USA company Iridium provide global voice and data communications via a network of 66 active satellites and are now building a new satelli...

China's trade surplus down 9.1 pct in 2016

Chinese customs reported today (Jan. 13) underwhelming trade data (link in Chinese) for the full year in 2016. The disappointing figures come as the country tries to position itself as a leader of the global trade regime in anticipation of a Unit...

Kim Kardashian West Robbery: French Police Release Driver, Two Others

One Instagram user commented: "Why are they trying so hard to look poor in these pictures!" She went on to say, "It makes me so upset to think about it". Five masked gunmen wearing police uniforms burst into her residence and tied her up during the r...

Alibaba Looks to Add Chinese Retailer Intime for $2.6 Billion

Trump's top choice for the incoming head of the commission, Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton, worked on Alibaba's initial public offering. Ma also said that in his opinion the relationship between China and the USA should be more friendly and stren...

Ford resurrects iconic Ranger, Bronco names

Namely, the automaker officially announced the return of the Ford Ranger pickup in 2019, followed by the Bronco in 2020 . The Bronco was Ford's flagship SUV from the late 1960s until it was canceled in 1996 and replaced with the Expedition.

Hybrid Ford Mustang and electric SUV to launch by 2021

Joining the Fusion Hybrid and C-Max in the Ford lineup by 2020 will be hybrid variants of the Blue Oval's best-selling F-150 pickup truck, and legendary Mustang sports vehicle. It will be followed by a high-volume, fully-autonomous hybrid model des...

Apple to Manufacture iPhones in Bangalore from April, Expect Cheaper iPhones

But, Apple seems to be taking Bangalore, the IT city of the country very seriously as reports have been circulating about the Apple leasing 50,000 sq ft office space in Bengaluru. Apple has reportedly been discussing the possibility of making ...

Samsung to Unveil Amazon Echo-Compatible Cleaners at CES

According to PC Mag , Amazon Echo integration is one of the coolest features of the POWERbot VR7000 . While iRobot Roomba is probably the most recognizable robot vacuum, Samsung is hoping consumers will choose its new POWERbot VR7000 instead.

Apple's next iPhone rumored to feature vertical dual-camera setup

The report cites an unnamed Taiwanese supplier and claims that the 5-inch iPhone will have identical specifications to the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The latter is expected to feature an all-glass design, OLED display, an "A11" chip, and w...

Royals on Christmas: George and Charlotte enjoy candy canes ... differently

Kate's family were also guests, with her parents, sister Pippa and brother James all smiles as they made their way into the church. Michael Middleton, James Matthews and James Middleton arrive to attend the morning Christmas Day service at ...

No tsunami warning for NZ after 7.7 quake strikes southern Chile

Chile's National Emergency Office (Onemi) said a tsunami watch remained in place, and reiterated his call for Los Lagos residents to abandon beaches and go to higher ground. All shops were closed. A coastal evacuation order had limited the number of ...

Employee Sues Google Over Internal "Spying Program"

The internal policies, which allegedly include prohibiting employees from speaking about illegal conduct or risky product defects, even internally, are apparently to control Google's current and former employees, limiting what they can say.

Arizona Gov. Ducey Welcomes Uber's Self-Driving Pilot

When the app-based ride service launched its autonomous vehicle fleet in the city on December 14, it did so without proper permits for testing self-driving vehicles, and received immediate backlash from San Francisco cyclists: Allegations of the ...

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Elon Musk steps out in Australia with Amber Heard

Musk wrote on his post that he and heard were dining with " Aquaman " director James Wan and producer Rob Cowan on Australia's Gold Coast. Amber Heard is in Australia for t...

Press renders of the Moto Z2 Play leak

We reported earlier this week that Motorola is working on the Moto Z2 Force and that it will be a device similar to the original Z Force, with some improvements. The latter's inter...

Apple wants to end reliance on mining "one day"

The world's most valuable tech company is apparently having a pilot study of the dual-lenses for the selfie shooter, an upgrade from the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, whi...

Microsoft Retiring Wunderlist Tool, Announces Replacement App Called To-Do

Microsoft To-Do will, in a couple of minutes, import all your lists and even categorize them as they were before. The app is integrated with Office 365, and uses "an intelligent a...

Cabinet approves EC proposal to buy VVPAT machines

A VVPAT is intended as an independent verification system for voting machines created to allow voters to verify that their vote was cast correctly, to detect possible election fra...

Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

The settlement, announced Monday , ends a almost two-year investigation by FAS into Google's control of the Android operating system. As a result, due to refusals in regards to o...

Dozens of more USA troops dispatched to Somalia

Africa Command, Commander General Thomas Waldhauser, said last month. The group has been staging numerous attacks in Somalia in an attempt to create an Islamic state ruled by Shari...

Jaguar F-Pace SUV wins World Car of the Year 2017 title

On top of this the F-Pace was also awarded the World Car Design award, with the SUV showcasing Jaguar's design pedigree. The awards director, Mike Rutherford stated "Jaguar has...

LeBron James Used Instagram to Preview Kendrick's New Album, 'DAMN.'

The album isn't slated to drop until midnight but if you're LeBron James, well, you get perks. Kendrick Lamar unveiled the cover art and tracklist to his upcoming DAMN . Will ...

Google launches WebVR Experiments for Daydream, Cardboard

Yesterday, Google WebVR on Chrome was announced and now will be supported in Google Cardboard as well. WebVR on Google Chrome is essentially something that websites need ...

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US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

US regulators aim to keep the ban on in-flight phone calls

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appears to have enough votes to axe that plan, which he considers " ill-conceived ". Most people who ride on planes actually look forward to that rare moment ...

Apple iPhone 8: OLED display, possible launch delay and other rumours

A report said a few weeks ago that Samsung had similar plans for the Galaxy S8, but Synaptics wasn't able to deliver its in-screen fingerprint scanning technology in time. remains ...

IPhone 8: Apple developing new battery management tech

IPhone 8: Apple developing new battery management tech

Karsten Iltgen, analyst for German bank Bankhaus Lampe, cut his rating on Dialog Semiconductor this Tuesday, sending the chip manufacturer's shares down the slope. In-house desig...

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro becomes the first Samsung smartphone with 6GB RAM

As the top-line handsets for the world's biggest smartphone vendor, the Galaxy S8 models will challenge the latest Apple iPhones. Then the phone will be able to download a "best-...

Instagram Direct Adds Disappearing Photos and Videos to Direct Threads

The new feature is now available for iOS and Android with the Instagram 10.16 update. "Texts and reshares will now appear in the same thread with disappearing photos and vide...