Walmart Black Friday 2017 Deals to Avoid

This year a huge number of deals are available online, marking a shift away from in-store Black Friday sales and the overcrowding that often resulted. Gayle Hunter of Luxelu, a brand that saw an uplift of 300 per cent on its standard sales last year said: "Black Friday has grown for us year on year, and it's helped us to grow our business by increasing sales and reaching new customers".

Twitter is officially doubling the character limit to 280

San Francisco-based Twitter said the new system, a major shift for the messaging platform known for its 140-character tweets, aims to address "a major cause of frustration" for many users. Twitter says this often results in lots of time spent editing and, at times, abandoning tweets before sending. "For reference, in the timeline, Tweets with an image or poll usually take up more space than a 190 character Tweet", Rozen added.

Broadcom proposes $130 billion deal to buy Qualcomm

Following rumors over the weekend, chipmaker Broadcom has today confirmed it has approached wireless chipmaker Qualcomm with an acquisition offer that values the company at $130BN (including $25BN of net debt). Qualcomm is now trying to close its pending $38-billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors , a leading supplier of chips for vehicles that is also expanding into self-driving technology, and it is believed that Broadcom is open to acquiring NXP.

Sprint and T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

A united corporation would have had more than 130 million US subscribers, just behind Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N). A merged T-Mobile-Sprint would have been a major challenger to number two AT&T, and could have given Verizon a run for the top spot in a few years.

Softbank may finally call off T-Mobile, Sprint merger negotiations

Sprint and T-Mobile won't be merging after all. While the Japanese company reached a broad agreement with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom, they were unable to finalise the last details, the report said. The companies had been ironing out final terms of the merger in the hopes of announcing a deal in mid- to late November, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg earlier this month.

Free tacos after Astros' Cameron Maybin steals a base in World Series

Taco Bell is giving away FREE Doritos Locos Tacos on Wednesday, November 1 from 2 pm - 6 pm! Forget the record-setting eight homers - including five in extra innings - hit during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night. This is the fifth time Taco Bell has run the promotion since 2007. Last year, the Golden State Warriors "stole" a road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and, also last year, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole second base in the ...

WhatsApp expected to introduce new group voice, video calling features

If we believe WaBetaInfo , than the next version of WhatsApp (V 2.17.70) will have WhatsApp Group Voice Calling feature. This is a fast article to inform you about a new internal WhatsApp project to implement in the next updates.

Toronto stock market lower as Dow Jones cruises past 23000 record

All three hit record closing highs, adding to recent records. This means that instead of the index being driven primarily by the largest companies (those with the largest market capitalization) within the index, it is driven by the highest-priced stocks.

Password, you said? Wi-Fi is still unsafe

As Gizmodo wrote , hackers need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as you to exploit this WPA2 flaw. Android 6.0 and above, along with many Linux variants, use a newer version of the wpa_supplicant application that is the vector for this variation of the attack.

Google making video calling easier

Whether you are a Pixel owner or not, the Google Wallpapers app remains one of the best choices for wall art on Android and it's completely free, so do take a look at the link right below. We've installed it on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 running Android 7.1 Nougat and the Google Pixel XL running Android 8.0 Oreo to confirm. As for supported devices, you and whoever you are video calling only have a handful to choose from.

Amazon Lets Teens Shop on Their Own

Through the Amazon App, teens can now shop or stream content while parents will have the right to approve all orders or preapprove spending limits for the child. The teen can also include a personalized note like, "this is the book I need for class". If you have a Prime membership , you can share those benefits with your teen at no additional cost, Amazon said.

BlackBerry Motion with Snapdragon 625, Water-Resistant Body Now Official

The BlackBerry KEYone has an excellent battery life with its frugal processor and a rather large 3,505mAh battery . There's also a Convenience Key that works more than a shortcut key because it allows users to actually customize four different profile pages for Home, Car, Office and User.

Google Assistant Now Offers Male Voice Option Too

Voice Match is rolling out to markets and will be made available from the box on the new Google Home devices . Other miscellaneous additions to Google Assistant include the music identification feature bundled in with the new Pixel phones, in addition to the ability of the Assistant to send directions straight to your phone when queried on any device supporting the Google Assistant.

Canada to Investigate Scope of Equifax Hack

Equifax (NYSE: EFX ) learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March, almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, Bloomberg reports . "Equifax's internal investigation of this incident is still ongoing and the company continues to work closely with the FBI in its investigation", the company stated.

New iOS 11 Leak Reveals Details About New iPhone Releases

These features include a new portrait lighting mode which supports "Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono and Studio Light". There's a new Portrait Lighting mode in the firmware. There even appears to be some more fun in iOS 11 that we haven't seen yet. The Animojis "will use facial tracking and your voice to create expressive animated messages".

Cabinet reshuffle underway? Uma Bharti, 3 others quit, more likely to go

After resigning from the post of Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that his resignation from the post was the party's decision and further refuted any strategy behind it. With the exit of Manohar Parrikar and M Venkaiah Naidu from the Government and the passing away of Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave, the Council of Ministers is now being left with three vacant positions.

Instagram Hackers Seize Millions Of Customers' Phone Numbers And Email Addresses

For celebrities and other high-profile users, the hack could mean having to change a phone number, email address , or both. The hackers mainly targeted celebrities and verified users, including Selena Gomez , who's account was hacked two days ago.

Apple iPhone event still up in the air

Apple now has its iPhone Upgrade Program in the USA, which nets customers a new iPhone (complete with Applecare+) every year on whichever carrier they prefer, starting at $US32 ($41) per month. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has a new report on how exactly these changes could be implemented, with Gurman's sources suggesting that Apple is looking for ways to replace the functionality usually assigned to the home button.

Sarahah Wants Your Contact Details for a Non-Existing Feature

Created by Saudi Arabian developer Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app is aimed to help people identify their strengths and weaknesses. However, it now appears that the app is collecting more just than feedback messages. According to Julian, the app, quietly harvests and uploads its user's phone contacts to the company's servers including all phone numbers and email addresses stored in one's device's address books.

Xiaomi Mi 5X expected to launch on September 5 in India

However, the Xiaomi Mi 5X is already unveiled in China with a price tag of RMB 1,499 (INR 14,200). This large and small sensor approach is the same as can be found on the Xiaomi Mi 5X and Mi 6's dual camera approach (which make use of one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens).

Facebook, Instagram experience outages Saturday

Here is a compilation of some of the best tweets to come out of the trending #facebookdown on Twitter this morning. While some users couldn't upload pictures, like posts, or send messages, others said the website was working fine. The astonishing fact is the problem doesn't happen to all the users around the globe. On contacting, a Facebook spokesperson told that the issue happened due to a technical issue and they were restoring the service for everyone.

Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2017

More interestingly, for some, is Oxenfree , available to Games with Gold September 2017 subscribers from September 16 to October 15. Which of these titles are you the most excited about? Turn 10 Studios official website " Forza Motorsport 7 " series features a wet track.

Blizzard will reveal new Overwatch map at GamesCom next week

The map preview will go live on August 21, while the animated short will become available when GamesCom opens on August 23. Fans who won't be making their way to Cologne next week can tune into Blizzard's daily livestreams and social media channels to follow along from home.

Spain could overtake Greece in migrant sea arrivals

While migrants often camp in crowded tent ghettos upon arrival, a great many disperse throughout Western Europe over a period of time. "It's possible that Spain will outperform Greece this year", he added. Migrants regularly try to climb the high double border fences, swim along the coast or hide in vehicles crossing the frontier. It seems like it is safer to go through Morocco to Spain than through Libya.

Stocks veer higher into record territory; oil heads lower

After a dip of as much as 0.52 percent earlier in the day, Wall Street's three major indexes bounced off intraday lows. The news may drive investors into the safety of U.S. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 2 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,416. The Dow slid 0.2 percent to 22,085.34. Japan's Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.5 percent.

Overwatch Summer Games: 2017 Copa Lucioball Tips and Tricks

Players have often complained that these two characters haven't received much attention when it comes to legendary skins, so the addition of these two new skins for the character will likely please fans of the sniper and hacker characters. Previous year heroes like Torbjorn, Mercy, Genji and Zarya got a single skin that represented their country to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics. Players can earn this loot while enjoying Lucioball , and also try their hand at a competitive Lucioball mode ...

Latest Hollywood Cyberattack Could Burn HBO's Most Popular Show

Spoiler alert- US cable channel HBO says it's been hacked and its programming has been targeted. He wrote: "Any intrusion of this nature is obviously disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing for all of us". The common denominator in these hacks is that the companies involved all have been coy about the amount of information they were willing to share. That claim, though unproven, has led to comparisons with the Sony Pictures hack of 2014 , when 200 GB of emails and other internal documents ...

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

You can also upgrade to the latest Surface device after just 18 months. If the financing goes beyond that length, the interest rate jumps to 19.99% April, however. To get a Surface device under this plan, you'll have to apply online at the Microsoft .com site or through one of the physical Microsoft Stores .

Future Windows 10 will come with eye tracking support

That work was the beginning of what Microsoft announced this week as Eye Tracking support in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update which will be available in the September timeframe. You can select mouse and keyboard use from the launchpad, and even use shape writing on the keyboard for faster typing. There is also an Eye Control interaction model to interact with the Windows UI, where looking at the UI will activate it along with voice guidance.

AMD shows off Radeon RX Vega, but it's just a tease

Amd has finally revealed their new high end gaming graphics card Vega at this years SIGGRAPH event. The standalone Radeon RX Vega 56, which has 56 compute units, will be released on August 14th for $399. There will be 4,096 stream processors, 64 compute units along with an 8 GB advanced HBM2 memory with 484 Gbps of bandwidth in the Radeon RX Vega 64 .

LG V30 will go on sale starting September 28 in US

According to Android Authority , LG is planning to launch sales of the V30 in the United States on September 28th following pre-orders opening on September 17th. The display panel will be an OLED screen with the same 18:9 aspect ratio used on the G6 , but the secondary display that has featured on all previous LG V series handsets will reportedly be dropped as well as the removable battery.

Nigeria Releases New Photo of Ailing President Hoping to Allay Nation's Fears

The Governors are; Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

Asus Zenfone AR: Google Tango smartphone arrives in Blighty

Under the hood, the smartphone comes in two variants based on their processing unit-one variant is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor, while the other variant is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, says she was muzzled

A party leader told BusinessLine that Mayawati intends to rebuild her base by travelling across the State and raising the BSP's core issues. "But when I am not allowed to speak then why should I stay here", she asked while speaking the media after coming out of the Rajya Sabha .

More screenshots of Fatal Fury's Geese Howard in Tekken 7

At first, he made sure to share to give Dragon Ball FighterZ some love before delving into the game he's still fine tuning to perfection - Tekken 7 . As one of the most relevant characters of the SNK universe, he appeared in The King of Fighters games in several roles. Adding characters from a different franchise can attract their fans to your game.

Kingdom Hearts 3 coming in 2018, Toy Story World revealed

Buried at the tail-end was two words fans have longed for since Kingdom Hearts 3 was announced four years ago: "coming 2018". He was keen to emphasize that it hasn't been problems with development or any choices made by him or his team that have caused Kingdom Hearts 3 to take so long.

Trump's plan likely to cut U.S. deficit by one-third: CBO

Over a decade, the C.B.O. said, Mr. Trump's budget proposals would reduce the projected $10.1 trillion deficit by $3.3 trillion, not the $5.6 trillion that the White House has projected. CBO also said that the Trump budget contained too little detail to accurately predict its effects on the economy. That's 11 points below the current projections, but far from the promises touted by the White House.

Amazon takes on Geek Squad with new service

But maybe not for long. In addition to the installations, Amazon is also offering free 45-minute Alexa Smart Home Consultations , in which Amazon's experts demo popular products and answer consumer questions. The installation fees run are about $99. Best Buy posted a surprise gain in same-store sales - a closely watched measure - after laptops and Nintendo Co.'s Switch game helped fuel growth.

Nintendo Direct Presentation to Highlight New Features

Splatoon 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2017. That app will, appropriately enough, be called Nintendo Switch Online , according to a press release. Not to beat a dead seahorse, but restricting vital features to a mobile app-and the accompanying Frankenstein's Headset-is befuddling. All you have to do is download the free demo in eShop on your Switch console, and choose a team before the Splatfest kicks off.

Samsung to invest $380 mn in United States, create 950 jobs

Yoon said the investment would allow Samsung to "increase the speed with which we can deliver premium home appliances that reflect the regional preferences of our fastest-growing and most important consumer market". "With this investment, Samsung is reaffirming its commitment to expanding its U.S. operations and deepening our connection to the American consumers, engineers and innovators who are driving global trends in consumer electronics".

South Korea, US should offer concessions to North: South Korean president

Moon was born in South Korea three years later. Moon's taken heat from Trump in recent weeks over his delaying the deployment of the controversial USA -built missile defense system, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), which has made many regional powers unhappy, none more so than China.

SNES Classic Will Have Longer Controller Cord Than NES Classic

The games are all internal, and we hope, like the Classic Edition NES, you can save at any time. If the SNES Classic is anything like it's predecessor, the NES Classic, fans should expect it to fly off the shelves very quickly regardless of the extra units! However the good news must be accompanied by some bad news, and Nintendo has mentioned that the SNES Classic will be available for a limited time only.

WONDER WOMAN Nears $600m With Strong Third Weekend

The first two films in the " Cars " franchise have reflected the growing clout of markets overseas. The first two Cars movies combined have made more than US$435 million in the U.S. Dergarabedian said. "Before " Wonder Woman " we were about 9 percent behind last summer". It has made an estimated $651 million against a $230 million budget.

Google launches AI-powered job search engine

As Google explains , this is the next step in its Google for Jobs initiative that uses machine learning to provide smarter job recommendations and search facilities. Google is known to index everything, so it is also going to pull in listings from the company's official websites. Search results will also include companies with job listings on their homepage.

E3 2017: Xbox One Getting Cross-Play With Nintendo Switch For Minecraft

Also, the players will have access to Minecraft Realms which is a service for monthly subscriptions where you get a server to host your world, and that server is always online. The non-Windows 10 version of Minecraft , meanwhile, is henceforth known as " Minecraft : Java Edition", though Microsoft say they'll continue to support it.

The Crew 2 Announced; Cars, Airplanes And Boats!

Much like its predecessor, The Crew 2 is billed as being open world, allowing the players to go nearly anywhere they want in the US. The presentation also revealed that you can still tune your cars so that you can have the ultimate vehicle to easily beat your opponents.

Next iPhone May Not Have Gigabit Speed

It says that Apple will therefore use a mix of modems from Qualcomm and Intel , and that the Intel ones won't support the faster speeds. The reason? According to the source, it's the company's ongoing litigation with Qualcomm that would preventing Apple including the currently-available gigabit modem.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT

For their current study of student emotional health, her team can't get certain data from an iPhone that they need. Trump formed the council on May 1 in an executive order , which said the body will work to "transform and modernise" government information technology and digital services.

Verizon to Lay Off More Than 2000 AOL, Yahoo Workers

Verizon is reportedly planning to cut up to 2,100 jobs as it combines AOL and Yahoo . Oath is expected to be Verizon's new company overseeing Yahoo and AOL, including more than 20 brands. Verizon Communications pre-estimates to have 1.3 billion users and $7 billion in sales from the combined AOL and Yahoo . Armstrong has been upfront that there will be layoffs .

Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole

Curry goofs around at practice and in pregame warm-ups, even in the layup line. Before the game, the National Basketball Coaches Association presented its annual Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award to co-winners Al Attles, who led the Warriors to their first West Coast championship in 1975, and Hubie Brown, a Hall of Fame honoree in 2005.