NBA 2K17 will be free-to-play on Xbox One this weekend so long as you have an active Xbox Live Gold membership.Gold members can download the full game from the Xbox Live Marketplace right now, and it ll be playable in your library until 8am GMT/3am EST on Monday, November 21.You ll have access to the entire game with no limitations, and all your achievements and in-game progress will carry over if you decide to purchase it later down the line.NBA 2K17 will also be a part of the Xbox Black Friday Sale next week.A specific price is still unconfirmed, but you can find more details over on the Xbox Wire.We scored NBA 2K17 a globe-trotting 9/10 in our review, praising it as one of the finest sports titles of 2016.
Hyperloop One tells TechCrunch it has just settled an ongoing lawsuit brought against the company by its former co-founder Brogan BamBrogan and several former employees.BamBrogan, David Pendergrast, William Mulholland and Knut Sauer filed the lawsuit against the company this summer, claiming the technology they built was being strangled by the venture capitalists who had majority control of Hyperloop One.Neither party disclosed the terms of the settlement.However, BamBrogans lawyers sent us the following statement, confirming the suit had been resolved.My clients are pleased to announce that they have reached a confidential resolution of litigation with their former employer and look forward to moving on with their future plans.BamBrogan and the other plaintiffs in the case accused investor and co-founder Shervin Pishevar, along with Joe Lonsdale, company CEO Rob Lloyd and Pishevar s brother Afshin Pishevar of using the plaintiff s own work to boost the defendant s personal brands.
A recently discovered security flaw affecting iOS 8.0 and up lets anyone bypass an iPhone s password lock screen to access data including contact information, message logs as well as photos.The method is detailed in the YouTube video above by iDeviceHelp and requires two things: physical access to the device and that Siri has been enabled on the lock screen.The first step is to call the target phone — if you don t know the number, just ask Siri Who am I and she ll spill the beans.When the phone is ringing press message and then custom.You ll be taken to a screen where you can respond to the call with a custom text reply.From there you need to ask Siri to enable voice over.
The fact that iPhones are largely assembled in China has long been a topic of debate and, for some, a point of contention.If new reports are to be believed, there may come a day when iPhones are manufactured in the US.That s according to Nikkei Asian Review, which spoke to unnamed sources who said that Apple has been in discussions with suppliers about the possibility of American manufacturing.According to these sources, Apple has asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, companies which assemble the iPhone, to look into the potentially making iPhones on US soil.No would said it would be easy to bring iPhone manufacturing to the US, we suppose.Foxconn agreed to look into whether or not producing iPhones in the US is a viable move, so it s nice to hear that company didn t deny Apple s request up front.
Hong Kong s IT pioneers, who joined Google's Empowering Young Entrepeneurs EYE programme in 2014.Software coders, engineers and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are welcomed in China if they are put off by the anti-immigration comments espoused by the president-elect of the United States, said Baidu Inc s founder and chairman Robin Li.Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News and strategy adviser to Donald Trump, noted during a November 2015 interview with Trump on the website s Sirius XM radio talk show that two-thirds or three-quarters of Silicon Valley s CEOs are from South Asia or from Asia, according to a Washington Post report this week.I hope these migrants would come to China, so that the country can play a bigger role in the world s innovations, Li said on Friday during the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen.Many entrepreneurs have said that they are worried that Trump s victory will hurt creativity in the US.China, home to the world s largest Internet-using population and biggest number of smartphone users, is throwing its doors open to attract talent and capital to help give the country a leg up in technology.
That means you now have four different ports to charge from!Here are a few packs you should consider slipping in your bag.Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank $40 Depending on how diverse you want to get, the Aukey 30,000mAh Power Bank can definitely suit your needs.It has options for Lightning or USB-C charging, so you can either power it back up with your MacBook or iPhone cable.Its power output is a bit light for desktop applications, but Aukey packs have built-in safeguards to prevent it from overheating or overcharging, so at least it won t die on you.
In August this year, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced a change to its terms and conditions that meant it would start sending user data to Facebook, including phone numbers.But now, as the Financial Times reports, Facebook has stopped collecting user data from the messaging platform across Europe.In November, the company was forced to 'pause' data sharing between the two platforms in the UK, following pressure from the Information Commissioner s Office.Now, Facebook s European regulatory body, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner s Office, confirmed that European data collection has been suspended.The change seems to be the result of pressure from privacy watchdogs, and means users will no longer have their information, such as the phone number used to log into WhatsApp and the frequency of usage, sent to the social network.However, Facebook says the decision to halt data collection may only be a temporary suspension as the laws in question are debated.
India has just recorded its first-ever 30-million-smartphones-shipped quarter, according to abacus-shuffling firm IDC.Don't get too excited about that representing a breakthrough and serious momentum towards a wired India, because the firm says channel preparation for the festive season, mega online sales and early import of smartphones owing to Chinese holidays in October were to blame for the 11 per cent year on year surge recorded in 2016's third calendar quarter.Normal business, once resumed, will probably be below thirty million a quarter.And it is unclear how many of last quarter's 32 million phones shipped represent net new smartphone users, rather than upgrades for folks who can already afford a smartphone and connection to a suitable network.Some more perspective: 72.3m mobile phones of all sort were shipped into India in the quarter, so feature phones still dominate.Let's also remember that global smartphone sales are over 340 million a quarter.
Mängder av bluffnyheter med rena lögner eller förvridna fakta har snurrat runt på internet och sociala medier inför det amerikanska presidentvalet.Nu försöker Google och Facebook täta sina byggen för att de ska få svårare att sippra in.I söndags hamnade en bluffnyhet om att Donald Trump fått flest antal röster, det som kallas popular vote, i topp bland Googles sökresultat för den som sökte på Final Vote Count 2016.Det fick Google att agera och i går beslutade sökjätten att uppdatera sitt annonssystem Adsense så att det förhindrar att annonser placeras på sajter som producerar fejkade nyheter.Efter bara några timmar gick Facebook också ut och deklarerade att de uppdaterat policyn för sitt Audience Network för att just komma åt problemet med fejkade nyheter, skriver IDG.se:s amerikanska systersajt PC World.I ett uttalande skriver Facebook att uppdateringen innebär att de inte integrerar eller visar annonser som innehåller olagligt eller vilseledande innehåll på sina sajter eller i appar, och detta inkluderar fejkade nyheter.
Faraday Future's progress on a $1 billion factory appears to be grinding to a halt in North Las Vegas, Nevada.The secretive, Chinese-backed automotive startup said it would build its future electric, autonomous vehicles at the plant, after holding a groundbreaking ceremony there in April.Since then, Faraday Future has apparently hit some speed bumps —
Eastern Finland police department led to proceed in the district court's view, the equality act and the equality act in violation of the syrjiessään drug cop who had been working women official selection in Kuopio.the police department was ordered to pay him compensation of eur 30 000, says Savo Said.in January 2015 In Kuopio the dea the amount of time the criminal lieutenant was selected to the senior officer, young man.the Applicant was also a senior detective, the woman, who had a longer career.the District court in the discrimination presumption, when clearly more qualified women were left unchecked.the police department has to pay him 10 000 euros in compensation to the equality of compensation, more than 12 000 for loss of earnings as well as nearly 10 000 euros in court costs.
A London-based minicab company is claiming failed startup Karhoo owes it thousands of pounds.Swift Cars wrote in a tweet last week that Karhoo owes the company and its drivers approximately £12,000.Karhoo allowed people in London, New York, and Singapore to find and compare taxi fares but the Uber rival announced last week that it is shutting down.
Google's music service will be better looking and hopefully better.the Google Play Music gets a hearty, much-needed makeover in the form of new user interface and new features which according to Google is smarter, easier to use, and much more assistant.the music service will use machine learning to learn what music you like and weigh in on where you are through GPS and how the weather looks, and then create personalized playlists that match what you're doing and where you are.On its official blog, Google writes: When you log in, we deliver personal music depending on where you are and why you are listening - whether you are at home, harrows you up at work, ride the bus, flying, exploring new cities, or pull out of the country.in Addition to customized playlists, the user interface is completely new and it will be possible to listen to playlists offline.In our eyes a necessary update to keep up with competitors such as Spotify and Apple, which both have their own variations on tailored playlists.
A bonafide idiot has temporarily blinded the flying doctor aboard an Air Ambulance flying over Swansea Bay, after repeatedly targeting his rescue helicopter with what s being described as a commercial-strength laser beam.The pilot was fortunately unaffected, but the doctor is reportedly still recovering from the incident, which took place on the evening of November 5th.The helicopter s onboard camera captured footage of the laser, which has been handed over to South Wales Police.You can watch it here.This could have been catastrophic, said Wales Air Ambulance chief executive Angela Hughes.People get laser burns to their eyes and are blinded for life.
Coinciding with the debut of Google s new Daydream View VR headset, YouTube this morning announced the launch of its YouTube VR app, which is available first on Daydream.The standalone application turns all of YouTube s content into an immersive experience, even if the videos weren t built for VR viewing.To do so, YouTube VR will display standard videos in a virtual movie screen in app s new theater mode.Of course, 360 degree videos on YouTube will work best in this app.In the theater mode, the video itself fills the main portion of the screen, while video information – like the title and description – is off on one side.The other side of the screen displays your queue so you can see what s coming up next.
Every November 11 is like a national festival for Alibaba s Taobao, its rivals, and for the savvy Chinese online shoppers who burn holes in their wallets.Here s what you don t know about the Singles Day shopping festival.Double 11 Vs. Singles DayNovember 11 was first created as Singles Day in the 1990s by some male university male students, both celebrating and mocking themselves at the same time, according to Chinese news website ifeng.com.Alibaba somehow saw an opportunity and rebranded the day as a shopping festival targeting young Chinese netizens.Why don t you buy something nice to ease your empty soul, the indication behind the festival goes.In 2009, Alibaba started sales promotions on that November 11 by offering discounts, and saw its sales volume at only RMB 50 million USD seven million .Still, the trend of Double 11 took off and the festival later became the most overwhelming and competitive among Chinese online shops.The origins of severed-hand shoppersChinese consumers have coined the slang term Duoshou dang , or severed hand party , to describe the crazy online shopper during the shopping festival.The term describes people who buy so much stuff online that the only way to stop them would be to cut their hands off.To continue to stimulate consumers, Alibaba s strategy has evolved from offering heavy discounts to bringing well-recognized international brands onto its platform.Tmall, Alibaba s online retail platform, this year partnered with 49 international consumer product makers and launched posters in China s metropolises, featuring well-known brands like Beats, Nike, and Lamy.Industry players in China, among China s expanding middle class and need for high quality consumer products, created a word consumption upgrade to describe the current shift from cheap goods to more expensive but more durable products.Shopping as entertainmentLast year s Singles Day shopping festival saw a jaw-dropping sales revenue, bringing in RMB 91.2 billion USD 14 billion over 24 hours on Alibaba s online shopping platform.Alibaba is scheduled to hold an offline gala, held from 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. on November 10. International stars, including Katy Perry and One Republic, are among the performers at the gala.The company will providing live streaming for the gala, and millions are likely to watch.After the gala, the yearly online shopping frenzy will start.Alibaba s competitorsIn the e-commerce field, Alibaba competes internationally with Amazon, although Alibaba s executive vice chairman, Joseph Tsai, last week said the two companies are trying to steer clear of each other s swimming lanes .November 11 for Alibaba is roughly analogous to Prime Day for Amazon.
Confirming what most have already guessed at this point, Samsung shared that its next flagship, which will undoubtedly be called the Galaxy S8, will have an AI-powered digital assistant, but significantly different from Samsung s obsolete and underpowered S Voice.This new assistant will be the fruit of Samsung s acquisition of Viv Labs, which was formed by the a co-creator of Apple s Siri.But while that s pretty much a given, the biggest question is how Samsung plans on differentiating itself from the increasingly competitive market.But more than just restoring confidence in its products, it has to double its efforts to make the Galaxy S8 a compelling buy.And given the focus that is being lavished on artificial intelligence and personal assistants, Samsung has decided that is where it wants to be next year.Viv already made headlines back in May when the startup demonstrated what made its bot unique.
It is ok now, Samsung.Barely has the Galaxy Note 7-the spectacle had time to fold before it's time for the next product to be withdrawn because of the risk of explosion.this time it is about 2.8 million washing machines are being recalled in the united states.the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission writes on its website that Samsung received 733 reports of washers that vibrated sharply or with the top broken off from the proposal for chassis.At present, nine people have been injured, and the damage includes, inter alia, " ... a broken jaw, broken shoulder, and other hit - or fallrelaterade damage.The case of the 34 different top-load models that were sold between march 2011 and november 2016.
Alphabet's investment arm, Google Capital, has quietly made an investment in Snapchat parent company, Snap Inc.The investment was only revealed after Google Capital rebranded itself to CapitalG on Friday and added the Snapchat logo to its portfolio page.Business Insider confirmed that it is a portfolio company of the growth equity arm of Alphabet.Snap Inc declined to comment.The two companies have had a cozy relationship.In 2013, it was rumored that Google once tried to buy Snapchat for $4 billion after it turned down a Facebook acquisition.
To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Apple is looking to plug this gap itself to some extent by financing its own original content about apps of course but this is a short-term solution.Trying to build a business comparable to Netflix or HBO or Amazon is now futile.There is another option – but it won't be cheapThe only thing Apple needs to decide is: Would Netflix be a good fit for the company and help replace falling iPhone revenue?"Apple needs a growth engine to replace the iPhone, if not in reality then at least in potential," Thompson said in a blog post advocating for Apple buying Netflix.