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It is also illegal to mislead consumers about their rights regarding these guarantees, which is something that the Australian Federal Court has found that Valve did to many Steam users. "Under the Australian Consumer Law, all consumer goods or services come with automatic consumer guarantees that they are of acceptable quality and fit for the goal for which they were sold".
  • Google spin-off Waymo reveals new autonomous minivans

    Google spin-off Waymo reveals new autonomous minivans

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    Waymo's existing fleet is now being testing in four USA cities. If the deal happens, Honda R&D engineers based in Silicon Valley, California and Tochigi, Japan, would work with Waymo engineers based in Mountain View, California and Novi, Michigan.
  • The Heat Is Up — Honda Odyssey

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    Hopefully the fifth-gen minivan will also get a vacuum cleaner integrated into the trunk. Honda is teasing its new generation 2018 Odyssey minivan prior to a world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Apparently, the development team for the 2018 Honda Odyssey had their children draw pictures of a minivan and the automaker published them along with the actual teaser.
  • How Trump can respond to U.S. hostage appeal

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    To the President, she says, "Obama: Your legacy in leaving office is probably important to you". Moments later, she speaks to Trump, "They want money, power, and friends", Coleman says of her captors. US officials didn't comment on the new video, and instead referred to statements made by State Department after the August video. Islamists seized the expectant Coleman and her partner inside Afghanistan in 2012 while on a backpacking trip.
  • GM to cut second shift, 1300 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck

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    The Detroit facility is the third GM plant to eliminate the second shift. Just over 10,000 workers will be idled. More than 4,500 people work at the local plant that has made the Cruze since 2010. Last month, trucks and SUVs made up nearly 62 percent of all vehicles sold in the United States, a record level. GM, like other automakers, was caught with too many cars on dealer lots as the shift continued, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for the LMC Automotive consulting ...
  • Netflix, Marvel Twitter Accounts Hacked by White Hat Security Group

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    Like the takeover Netflix suffered from earlier in the day, OurMine used the attack to post messages about security - or lack thereof - that major companies had when it came to their social media accounts. This isn't the first time when OurMine hacks high-profile accounts, and in the past, the group managed to get control of Twitter accounts belonging to Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google chief executive Sundar Pichai .
  • Feds Investigating Ram Pickups, Dodge SUVs That Can Roll Away

    Feds Investigating Ram Pickups, Dodge SUVs That Can Roll Away

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    In the case of that situation, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has commenced a recall that targets 1.1 million cars and SUVs that had a "monostable" gear selector, which was confusing to use because it returned to the same position after a gear was chosen.
  • Blackberry bouncing back after move to software

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    Launching the AVIC initiative will help the QNX division add platforms such as ADAS (advanced driver assist systems), CVAV (connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle) systems, and secure "over-the-air software update" services to its existing products for infotainment, acoustics, telematics, and digital instrument clusters, BlackBerry said.
  • You can now play Minecraft on your Apple TV

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    Is there any platform Minecraft can't build upon? . At the time, Apple did not offer any other details about the game, but Minecrafters should know the game is finally here. Not to mention that Minecraft for Apple TV might be just the Christmas present a special someone deserves. The Apple TV version does support both Creative Mode, which offers unlimited resources, and Survival Mode, for some in-game combat action.
  • Tesla unveils its 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans

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    That would leave Tesla owning, in essence, the gas stations of the next generation. Your computer warns that you need to charge up real quick, you go to the nearest supercharger network and find no slots are vacant. It soon became known as the globe's quickest vehicle charging solution and freed Teslas from their city-bound status. The announcement also reads, very clearly, that this action is taken purely out of measures for customer care and happiness and that Tesla does not intend to ...
  • AirPods Reviews Show Apple's Wireless Earbuds To Be Well-Received

    AirPods Reviews Show Apple's Wireless Earbuds To Be Well-Received

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    Prior to the race, he swapped his Jaybird X2 Bluetooth headphones for Apple's AirPods, which he acknowledged "could be an expensive test". SlashGear wrote that the Apple AirPods already arrived in Australia and New Zealand to introduce the company's vision for a "truly wireless future".
  • Facebook Messenger Adds Group Video Chat

    Facebook Messenger Adds Group Video Chat

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    Now all three, or more , can chat together seamlessly all from Facebook Messenger on Android, iOS and in the browser. As we close the year, we're thrilled to launch the most requested Messenger feature ever - the ability to video chat in groups.
  • You can now save Instagram posts to view and share later

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    This Save feature is the latest in a long line of minor updates to the app. Instagram has doubled the 300 million users it had in December 2014. The company is already touting the new feature to potential advertisers, explaining that it could be used by people who want to remember a post about their business.
  • Blackberry licenses tech to China

    Blackberry licenses tech to China

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    According to BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Ralph Pini , the change will help BlackBerry to focus more on their software chops, allowing their phones to stand out in a crowded consumer market. While the deal is declared as "global", there are few regional limitations like in countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and India.
  • AirPods battery replacement free under warranty, $49 outside warranty

    AirPods battery replacement free under warranty, $49 outside warranty

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    The company also stated that new stocks will arrive at Apple Authorized Resellers, select carriers, and Apple Stores next week. The shipping of the AirPods will be done on a limited basis in the beginning. "These magical wireless headphones use advanced technology to reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri, providing a wireless audio experience not possible before".
  • Uber launches self-driving auto fleet in San Francisco

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    The California law adopted in 2014 requires testers of "autonomous vehicles" to acquire a permit if the auto can drive itself "without the active physical control or monitoring of a natural person". As in Pittsburgh, Uber's driverless cars still have a human on board should anything go wrong, and in a statement about the incidents, Uber said the issue was with the driver.
  • The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Issued With 'Hold' Rating At Deutsche Bank

    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Issued With 'Hold' Rating At Deutsche Bank

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    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Coca-Cola by 19.7% in the second quarter. This showed the surprise of 45% in the last quarter earnings. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Insider Transactions: Since November 3, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.90 million net activity.
  • Pier 1 Imports ends year on a high note

    Pier 1 Imports ends year on a high note

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    Pier 1's stock price was up more than 15 percent in after-hours trading. (NYSE:PIR) was upgraded by stock analysts at Johnson Rice from a "hold" rating to an "accumulate" rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Jefferies maintained Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR ) on Thursday, September 29 with "Hold" rating. Moreover, Art Advsr Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR ) for 12,800 shares.
  • Instagram now lets you bookmark posts for later viewing

    Instagram now lets you bookmark posts for later viewing

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    All you need to do is tap it to save a post to a new, private tab on your profile. This feature may find fans among the service's more than 500 million monthly active users, proving helpful for those who want to reference a post later on but can't always remember the username or how to find it.
  • CIBC Asset Management Inc Decreases Stake in Ford Motor Co. (F)

    CIBC Asset Management Inc Decreases Stake in Ford Motor Co. (F)

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    Cibc Asset Management has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM). Chou Associates Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of General Motors during the second quarter valued at about $136,000. At the time, this indicated a possible downside of -0.02%. "(F)" was first reported by The Cerbat Gem and is the propert of of The Cerbat Gem. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and global ...
  • Snapchat launches group chats

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    However, keeping with the ephemeral model, Group chats self-destruct after 24 hours and Snaps sent within a Group can only be opened and replayed once by each participant. You can create a Group while sending a Snap or when you're making a new Chat, and after it's created, you can rename it. How Do They Work? Head down memory lane by using the Paintbrush tool to spruce up Memories.
  • Instagram Rolls Out Latest Feature

    Instagram Rolls Out Latest Feature

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    Unfortunately, the only way to see when people you follow are live is to follow open up the app regularly. Instagram, being the younger brother of Facebook , is now following the footsteps of its older sibling by releasing a new feature: the Intagram Live .
  • Google lets developers build 'Conversation Actions' for Google Home

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    Given that users will be able to invoke these new actions with a simple command (and without having to first enable a skill, like on Alexa), Google's platform looks to be a rather accessible and low-friction way for developers to get their voice-enabled services to users.
  • Donations pour in for evacuees after massive fire in Langley

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    Firefighters say the blaze started on a fourth floor balcony and spread to the attic, rapidly moving from unit to unit and consuming the building's roof from the inside. Most residents say they escaped with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation is ongoing.
  • Pokemon Go: All the new Pokemon you can find starting today

    Pokemon Go: All the new Pokemon you can find starting today

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    It's been almost six months, and the new nearby concept still isn't' as strong as it was at launch. To get them, you will need to start hatching eggs, but sadly, the GO team doesn't quite confirm which eggs you will need. It'll be wearing a "festive hat" to celebrate the holidays. Starting December 29th, as players traverse their communities, they'll spot the lightning Pokemon sporting holiday-themed hats.
  • Kim K. resurfaces in fur and lingerie for Love ad

    Kim K. resurfaces in fur and lingerie for Love ad

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    We've seen nearly nothing from Kim Kardashian in recent months. (Although, prior to her hubby's hospitalization , Kim was slated to attend the Angel Ball.) For her grand reappearance, Kardashian West seduces in the latest installation of LOVE magazine's annual advent calendar.
  • Apple iOS 10.2 released - All the new features detailed

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    There's also a Library section where all your purchased content resides, a Store section for buying new videos, and Search. Other than that, it was fairly unexciting. To access scroll down to the new Preserve Settings option under Photos and Camera in the Settings and select which ones you want to preserve including the live photos features.
  • Some Republicans rebuke possible Trump pick for State Department

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    Both sources shared information on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the issue for the record. Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee raised concerns in a memo on Saturday about Trump's "cavalier dismissal" of US intelligence reports that Russian Federation interfered in USA elections and the appointment of Tillerson, who has "business ties to Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin, and whose company worked to bury and deny climate science for ...