Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Hyundai teams up with Amazon to offer virtual showroom

Next time you’re grabbing a new charging cord on Amazon, you might be tempted to grab a new Hyundai as well. Hyundai announced today a partnership with Amazon to create a digital showroom to allow customers to compare pricing and reviews, book a test drive and find a dealer in their area to purchase the car (no, you can’t order ...

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The Galaxy Note 9 is leaking out all over the place

The Galaxy Note 9 won’t be announced until August. You wouldn’t know it by reading the internet, however. Every nook and cranny of the upcoming phablet has been bared for the world, in a series of leaks over the past several weeks. Sure, not all of them will pan out, but plenty have come from leakers with established track records, ...

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Nikki Haley calls Human Rights Council UN's 'greatest failure' in bid to justify US exit

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has launched another attack on the UN human rights body, calling it a failure for listing such countries as China and Cuba among its members. She had no qualms about Saudi Arabia, though. Haley was speaking at the Heritage Foundation think tank, explaining the reasons for the US withdrawal from the UN Human ...

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Microsoft to launch new Xbox hardware next month

Microsoft is teasing new Xbox hardware and accessories will launch at Gamescom in Germany next month. Details are limited. The word comes from a Microsoft blog post about the event in which it lists the date and time of the August 21 event, which will feature “lots of news, all-new Xbox hardware and accessories, and features on upcoming titles.” Don’t ...

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Only yes means yes: Spain promises new sexual consent law

Spain’s socialist government has vowed to introduce a new ‘only yes means yes’ sexual consent law to remove any ambiguities in rape cases following outrage over the verdict in the recent ‘La Manada’ gang rape case. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told parliament that under the new measure sex without explicit consent would constitute rape. “To be clear, ladies and ...

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Essential discounts its 360 Camera to $19, a day after its phone was half-off

At $ 250, the Essential Phone was arguably the best deal of Amazon Prime Day. Which is saying a lot. But no matter how you slice it, 50 percent off an Android flagship is a pretty tough deal to beat. I know of at least one TechCruncher who couldn’t resist the lure of that kind of discount. Now that Prime ...

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'This is Iraq': Rapper decries US legacy in Iraq in bitter parody of Childish Gambino (VIDEO)

A musical video by an Iraqi rapper calling out the US on its abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in the war-ravaged country following the 2003 invasion has gone viral, racking up over 500,000 views. The video was filmed by rapper I-NZ as another parody of Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America.’ While Gambino took on police brutality and racial bias ...

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Tech giants squirm and dodge when grilled about China & N. Korea ‘election meddling’ (VIDEO)

Silicon Valley representatives, who testified before the House on how to stop Russia from using online platforms to meddle in elections, had their feet put to fire when a Republican lawmaker questioned them about other players. Louie Gohmert, a representative for Texas, grilled officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter, who came to the US House on Tuesday to testify before ...

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Facebook can now sync your Instagram contacts to Messenger

Facebook wants to expand your Messenger contact list with a little help from Instagram. The company has launched a feature in Messenger that pulls in your contacts from Instagram, if you opt to connect your account. The option appears in Messenger’s “People” tab, alongside the existing option to sync your phone’s contacts with Messenger. The feature was first spotted by ...

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Earth-based telescope takes super-sharp image of Neptune (PHOTOS)

An incredible super-sharp image of planet Neptune has shown just how far earthbound telescope technology has come, producing an image quality that rivals that of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The crisp, clear photo was made possible because of a new system of lasers installed in the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), located in Chile. The MUSE/GALACSI adaptive ...

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