• Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches
Google reveals Matt Lauer and Hurricane Irma are 2017's top searches

Lauer , who was recently accused of sexual harassment, comes in second on the top 10 list for overall most searched items on Google this year, reported Variety. In the tech category, the iPhone 8 , iPhone X and Nintendo Switch were at the top of the category. In terms of TV shows, the most searched for, in order, were Stranger Things , 1...

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  • Apple bags London unicorn Shazam for just £300m
Apple bags London unicorn Shazam for just £300m

In a move that totally makes sense for the brand, Apple has confirmed it acquired the music and image recognition service Shazam. Instead, as so many music startups have done, Shazam stumbled because it confounded cultural influence with commercial viability.

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  • Year-Old Earns $11 Million Testing Toys on YouTube
Year-Old Earns $11 Million Testing Toys on YouTube

Join Ryan to see him play with toys and review toys for kids! This video made Ryan a YouTube sensation overnight! And if you're wondering why Ryan's videos took off as hard as they did, you need look no further than the one that essentially launched him.

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  • Apple's acquisition of Shazam reveals hidden value
Apple's acquisition of Shazam reveals hidden value

That helped the search giant add a clever feature to its recently released Pixel 2 phone: the handset proactively shows the name of songs it hears on its home screen without waiting to be asked. I imagine it will eventually be integrated directly into the iPhone's iOS . The number is under half the $1 billion valuation the app company receive...

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  • Should We Care That Netflix Knows Everything About Our Viewing Habits?
Should We Care That Netflix Knows Everything About Our Viewing Habits?

After a barrage of complaints, Netflix responded on Tuesday with a statement that read: "The privacy of our members' viewing is important to us". "This is fantastic. Some are even comparing the tweet to bullying and saying the tweet shamed customers watching the feel-good movie. The collection and processing of data on users is usually a ...

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  • Google adds Star Wars reality stickers for Pixel and Pixel 2
Google adds Star Wars reality stickers for Pixel and Pixel 2

Otherwise, you can change the size of the 3D characters by pinching with your fingers, move them up and down by swiping with two fingers, and rotate them by spinning clockwise or counterclockwise with two fingers. Fast-forward to December, it's rolling out the new feature to Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, kicking it off with Star Wars and Stranger Th...

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  • Colbert, after Port Authority explosion, says 'New York commuters don't flinch'
Colbert, after Port Authority explosion, says 'New York commuters don't flinch'

Outside the Ocean Parkway building on Monday evening, Albert Fox Cahn, legal director of the NY chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the group was "heartbroken by the violence that was targeted at our city today and by the allegations being made against a member of our family".

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  • 'Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' coming to the Walmart AMP
'Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' coming to the Walmart AMP

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon at www.livenation.com for the event at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Macklemore dropped Gemini earlier this year, his second solo release without Ryan Lewis . One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to social causes. Tickets will enter pre-sale soon, so check out the touring schedule below. ...

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  • Google Home Max now on sale from Google Store and Verizon
Google Home Max now on sale from Google Store and Verizon

Get ready to lay down some cash, however, because the Google Home Max runs $399.99. Currently, the Google Home Max can't be used as a sound bar for your TV, but it is a highly requested feature that the company is exploring, according to Digital Trends .

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  • Apple buys Shazam, launches App Store preorders
Apple buys Shazam, launches App Store preorders

Users can place their pre-orders in the 90-days period prior to the launch of the new apps. "If you change the price of your app during the pre-order period, customers will be charged the price that is lower - the price they accepted for pre-order or the price on the day of release", notes Apple .

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  • Google brings play and pause buttons back to the Home Mini
Google brings play and pause buttons back to the Home Mini

In the latest v1.30 preview software, Google has re-enabled touch controls on the sides of the devices , however, not the top. Originally, that button was going to be used for controlling playback and for letting people manually trigger the Assistant.

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  • Firefighters rescue British man who cemented head inside a microwave
Firefighters rescue British man who cemented head inside a microwave

His friends then poured cements inside the microwave oven. However, even Swingler did not fathom how true these words were. His concerned friends attempted to remove the appliance from his head for an hour and a half on Wednesday, Dec. Swingler and his frequent collaborator, Romell Henry, can be seen attempting to free Swingler before calling t...

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  • Steelers Honoring Ryan Shazier by Wearing Custom Cleats Sunday
Steelers Honoring Ryan Shazier by Wearing Custom Cleats Sunday

The former Ohio State Buckeye sustained the injury Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals while attempting to make a tackle. Shazier underwent surgery on Thursday and remains at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, according to the report.

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  • North Korea, UN Agree to Communicate Regularly
North Korea, UN Agree to Communicate Regularly

Charter which is based on worldwide peace and security", KCNA said. South Korea and the U.S. on Friday concluded the Vigilant ACE exercises, the largest joint air drill, meant to serve as a show of strength following North Korea's latest missile launch.

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  • Fortnite Battle Royale introduces limited 50 vs 50 mode
Fortnite Battle Royale introduces limited 50 vs 50 mode

Fortnite Battle Royale is a free gameplay mode that can be installed and played separately from the main cooperative Fortnite game. In order to celebrate this achievement, Epic Games has released a limited-time 50v50 mode for Fortnite: Battle Royale .

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  • Spotify, China's Tencent Announce Deal That Strengthens Their Negotiating Power Exponentially
Spotify, China's Tencent Announce Deal That Strengthens Their Negotiating Power Exponentially

The same sources claim that one major music label, Warner Music Group, has already signed on. As per the sources over at Bloomberg , YouTube Music streaming service is set to launch in the March 2018. Meanwhile, Spotify has crossed over 140 million monthly users , out of which, 50 million are paid users. In short, Apple Music is hardly ...

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  • Facebook's new Messenger app for kids has Congress asking about privacy
Facebook's new Messenger app for kids has Congress asking about privacy

That said, it should be a great medium to connect with their family or friends. Facebook has been working on Messenger Kids for the last 18 months, working closely with child development experts, educators, parents, and organizations including the National PTA and Blue Star Families.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo test firmware leaked
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo test firmware leaked

The new feature is one of many useful additions within Android 8 .1. This is not just done, the devices which are running on Android 8.0 Oreo update will also get the new Android 8.1 update right on their devices. Up to that point, it could be hit-or-miss if checking for an update would actually do anything, even if the new software was releas...

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  • New Metro Exodus trailer takes to the surface, confirms fall 2018 launch
New Metro Exodus trailer takes to the surface, confirms fall 2018 launch

Metro Exodus was originally announced at this year's E3 during the Xbox press conference. Last night's presentation of The Game Awards brought the reveal of a new trailer and release window for the upcoming game. The game is being helmed by developer 4A Games, who previously worked on other Metro titles. You can explore the ruins of Moscow f...

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"SOULCALIBUR VI" Revealed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The Game Awards hosted the announcement of Soulcalibur VI . It eventually made its way to SEGA's Dreamcast console and became one of that platform's most popular games. There was also a tease for what looks to be a new character, who held a long staff-like weapon with blades on each end. The characters can be seen doing a revenge type counter mov...

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  • How to Play the New Zelda DLC Right Now
How to Play the New Zelda DLC Right Now

The Hero of Hyrule is back once again, this time with a major expansion to the already massive " The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ". The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the victor of The Game Award's Game of the Year award, host Geoff Keighley announced onstage tonight at the end of the show.

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  • A Judge Issues An Arrest Warrant For A Former Argentinian President
A Judge Issues An Arrest Warrant For A Former Argentinian President

Still a key figure in the Argentine left, she blamed her major political antagonist, President Mauricio Macri, a center-rightist, for orchestrating "these maneuvers and ... The agreement provided for the creation of a supposed Investigative Commission whose central goal was to exculpate the Iranian defendants by suggesting an alternative explanatio...

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  • Facebook now lets you livestream your face as you play Messenger games
Facebook now lets you livestream your face as you play Messenger games

Now Messenger has 70 game titles available globally, adding classics like Tetris and 8 Ball Pool to its repertoire. Facebook's Messenger games launched a year ago, and on Thursday the company announced it was rolling out new livestreaming and video chat features.

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  • Overwatch: What is Hanzo Winter Wonderland 2017 Event Skin?
Overwatch: What is Hanzo Winter Wonderland 2017 Event Skin?

Kaplan didn't want to spoil all the skins, but did reveal that Roadhog and Junkrat will definitely be getting new legendary skins while Hanzo will be getting a "long-awaited" skin that we've "seen before maybe in one of our comics". Any new outfit or additional cosmetic from 2017 is always at a higher cost. The new mode is called "Mei's Yeti ...

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  • Amazon's Prime Video app now works with Apple TV
Amazon's Prime Video app now works with Apple TV

Amazon still has streaming battles to fight, however, with Google announcing this week that it will pull YouTube support from Amazon's Fire TV platform entirely from 1 January 2018. To date, Amazon's video service has not been available on Apple TV, unlike other popular third-party services such as Netflix and Hulu. The Prime app can now be...

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  • Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon's streaming devices
Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon's streaming devices

The dispute between Amazon and Google mirrors the face-offs that occasionally crop up between pay-TV providers and TV networks when it comes time to re-negotiate their deals. Like Apple and iTunes, if you want to see a recent blockbuster film such as Wonder Woman or an episode of The Walking Dead , you'll have to pay extra for it.

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  • Instagram is banning selfies with exotic animals
Instagram is banning selfies with exotic animals

Instagram will start issuing warnings against posting selfies with wildlife creatures like the Australian koala, with animal-cruelty cautions when people search the hashtags #koalaselfie, #lionselfie or #tigerpet , the National Geographic reports .

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  • McDonald's returns to value pricing with $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu
McDonald's returns to value pricing with $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu

This value menu hopes to do a little of both. Taco Bell's CEO says that the competition over value-conscious fast-food diners is about to heat up. The Cravings Menu will add this breakfast Stacker in mid-December. At Taco Bell, the new items will stagger throughout 2018 alongside the current $1 menu. The lineup, set to go live on January 4, inclu...

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  • Google Maps users in India now get motorcyle mode
Google Maps users in India now get motorcyle mode

The addition of a two wheeler mode adds more flexibility to Google maps . "The India-first feature is the new "two-wheeler mode" in Google Maps. When we build better products for India, we ultimately build better products for everyone".

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  • Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning
Nothing sweet in weather forecast as Met Éireann issues Storm Caroline warning

These gales are expected to reach speeds upwards of 110 km/h as Storm Caroline continues its northerly journey towards Scotland. "There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur". Dozens of workers have been taken off a North Sea platform amid fears of huge waves due to the approaching Storm Caroline. CNR International said a total of 69 ...

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  • Apple Watch Gets watchOS 4.2 Software Update
Apple Watch Gets watchOS 4.2 Software Update

However, Apple Pay Cash's launch was delayed until December when iOS 11 .2 was released. Since the launch of Apple Pay in the United States, the payment service has been expanded to Canada, France, Russia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Spain, Ireland, and Taiwan.

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  • Apple sprays down bug-ridden iOS 11 with more fixes
Apple sprays down bug-ridden iOS 11 with more fixes

In addition, iOS 11 .2 adds a Now Playing control for Apple TV in Control Center and a bug fix for Calculator, Added information about the date-related local notifications bug fix. On the other hand, if you use your credit card for the transaction, your card will be charged 3 percent per transaction. But Apple Pay Cash is different.

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  • Samsung launches new 512 GB eUFS memory chips for mobile devices
Samsung launches new 512 GB eUFS memory chips for mobile devices

Samsung has just announced that they are now manufacturing new 512-gigabyte embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) for flagship smartphones and mobile devices coming next year. The 64-layer 512Gb V-NAND's advanced circuit design and new power management technology will potentially help the Galaxy S9 to exhibit better battery life.

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  • This Is The New Lamborghini Urus SUV
This Is The New Lamborghini Urus SUV

It features a 650-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 engine and can achieve a top speed of 190 miles per hour, making it the world's fastest SUV, C-Net reported. While the presentation may have been a bit of a mess, the Urus is anything but. We just wanted to let you know. . Up front there are 18-way powered and heated seats.

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  • Facebook launches messaging app for children as young as 6
Facebook launches messaging app for children as young as 6

Messenger Kids is full of features for kids to connect with the people they love. Once an account has been set up by a parent, children can start a one-on-one or group video chat with parent-approved contacts through a home screen. Granted, this isn't a major dealbreaker for diligent parents, but we have to acknowledge that "catfishing" is a thin...

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