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GM’s Cruise sets special self-driving event for November 28

By |October 31st, 2017|

 GM’s Cruise self-driving unit is hosting a special event at the end of November, the company revealed today via invites to select media. The tagline for the event is “Come experience our vision of a self-driving future,” and while advance details are scarce, it sounds likely that Cruise will take the opportunity to allow media --> READ MORE

Instagram now supports right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic

By |October 31st, 2017|

 Instagram is finally rolling out native support for Hebrew, Arabic and Farsi – three popular languages that are all written right-to-left. They join 36 other languages that Instagram supports natively. And just like all other language options on Instagram, everything besides someone’s username will be translated. Why did this take so long? Because adding a --> READ MORE

CircleUp announced $125 million venture fund

By |October 31st, 2017|

 CircleUp, which has been a marketplace for consumer and retail investing, is announcing that it now has a $125 million growth fund to invest in companies directly. Using machine learning technology called Helio, CircleUp Growth Partners says it will be able to identify potential investments using data about companies to predict success. Read More Source: News

Target store staff can now create online orders for customers when local merchandise is unavailable

By |October 31st, 2017|

 Amazon and Walmart aren’t the only major U.S. retailers looking to better merge online with brick-and-mortar operations. Today, Target announced a new app called “myCheckout” for its store staff that will allow them to process online transactions on the customer’s behalf, including taking payments, right from the store’s floor when merchandise is unavailable… Read More --> READ MORE

Google launches a new $1,999 hardware kit for Hangouts Meet

By |October 31st, 2017|

 Hangouts Meet, Google’s service for running video and audio meetings, is getting a few new hardware companions. The company today announced the Hangouts Meet hardware kit that includes a touchscreen controller, speaker microphone, 4K camera and an ASUS Chromebox to control it all. The Chromebox (an Asus CN62) is the nerve center of this kit. While --> READ MORE

Google gives large businesses more options to connect directly to its cloud

By |October 31st, 2017|

In September, Google launched the beta of its dedicated interconnects for Google Cloud enterprise users. These direct connections to the Google Cloud Platform essentially give enterprises a private on-ramp to the Google Cloud, which is especially important if they want to mix and match their own data centers with applications that run in Google’s data --> READ MORE

Smaller is better with Samsung’s Gear Sport smartwatch

By |October 30th, 2017|

 Samsung’s been in the smartwatch game longer than most. The first Galaxy Gear hit the market way back in 2013, beating out the Apple Watch by 18 months. It doesn’t get nearly as much love (or market share) as Cupertino’s offering, but Samsung’s established a nice place for itself in the category, recently surpassing all --> READ MORE

Nintendo says Switch will beat Wii U total sales within its first year

By |October 30th, 2017|

 The Switch is beginning to pay off for Nintendo. The new console is selling so well that the Japanese firm said today it is likely to outsell the Wii U, its predecessor, within one year of its release. Today Nintendo raised its prediction for total Switch sales over its financial year — which runs April-March --> READ MORE

iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

By |October 30th, 2017|

 Apple is finally back to growth in China. The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys. The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million --> READ MORE

Cult game Football Manager 2018 is adding support for gay players

By |October 30th, 2017|

 Cult soccer football simulation game Football Manager has taken an historic step with the introduction of support for gay players in its next launch. The upcoming 2018 version of the franchise, which typically generates over one million sales per year, will for the first time see players to come out in the game. Sports Interactive, the --> READ MORE