Sunday, April 24, 2016

IT News Head Lines (CNET) 25/04/2016





Apple Watch apps could get zippier with new requirement for app makers - CNET
Apple says third-party Watch apps for the App Store must be able to run without the help of an iPhone.

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Uber rage YouTube video gets doctor fired - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The Miami doctor had been suspended after a video showed her attacking an Uber driver.

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Prince's death highlights fine line between sympathy and advertising - CNET
Commentary: After brands honor Prince on social media via their products, CNET's Bonnie Burton suggests a more tactful way of paying tribute to the deceased.

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US government agency shames texting drivers on Twitter - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration roots out those who admit texting and driving and gives them a severe scolding.

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Pearl Mackie is Bill, the new 'Doctor Who' companion - CNET
Get ready to run, Pearl! The new face joining Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS has been revealed.

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Thrust your rump into a chair made from a 737 engine - CNET
Get ready to take off to a higher plane of furniture design with a honking chair crafted from a Boeing jet engine cowling.

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How to outfit your supervillain lair (pictures) - CNET
Congratulations, you've achieved supervillain status! You will now be issued with a bespoke bulletproof suit, a superyacht and the keys to a cliff-clinging mansion. Enjoy.

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Feds don't need Apple's help in New York either - CNET
"An individual" gave them the passcode to a Brooklyn drug dealer's iPhone, and they used that to unlock the device.

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Recalls, recalls and more recalls. (AutoComplete Podcast, Ep. 15) - Roadshow
We have recalls galore, the latest rumors on the supposed Apple Car and a new BMW update that'll make it easier than ever to record your track day antics.

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Uber drivers seek to team up with Teamsters - CNET
Labor union says it has received "overwhelming outreach" from Uber drivers seeking benefits and a stronger voice on the job.

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Solar Impulse 2 resumes flight around world after months-long delay (watch live) - CNET
Bound for California, the solar plane took off from Hawaii after a long layover devoted to fixing battery damage.

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'Game of Thrones' actress screws with fans' heads for prank video - CNET
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO's hit fantasy drama, pretends to be an employee at a hobby shop to get up close and personal with her fans.

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The Division patch kills unlimited damage exploit - CNET
A new patch released today removed a serious exploit; see the full patch notes here.

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'Blade Runner' sequel adds a new Replicant to its cast? - CNET
Actress Ana de Armas joins Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright and Dave Bautista in the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel. Will she portray a human or replace Rachael the Replicant?

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Gears of War 4 trailer showcases new multiplayer modes - CNET
DJ Shadow and Run The Jewels provide soundtrack for action-packed new gameplay video.

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Nightmare fuel: Snapchat face swap needs to stop - CNET
The face-swapping trend reaches new levels of weird now that you can pick any saved image. Snapchat also gets rid of paid replays and becomes the new home for MTV's "Cribs."

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Is Apple prototyping car parts? - CNET
Apple's Product Realization Lab appears to be a hub of car prototyping activity, report says.

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Everything coming and going on Netflix for May - CNET
Lots of fun movies are being added to Netflix, but the service is losing films like "Blade Runner" and "Clerks" by the end of May. Find out everything here.

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Apple's Liam tries to save the Earth by destroying Siri - CNET
Technically Incorrect: An ad to celebrate Earth Day shows Apple's robot phone-stripper mute Siri for good.

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Tekken x Street Fighter no longer in active development - CNET
Katsuhiro Harada explains why Bandai Namco may have missed its moment on the crossover.

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Ratchet and Clank dev faces its biggest year yet - CNET
22 years after its creation, Insomniac Games is branching into new territories, releasing its most ambitious and diverse lineup to date.

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Microsoft, Google agree to play nice and stop complaining to regulators - CNET
The two tech giants pledge to settle their differences outside of the courtroom.

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See Uncharted 4's Plunder Mode in new teaser video - CNET
New Uncharted 4 multiplayer screenshots also released.

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World leaders sign landmark climate change agreement - CNET
The leaders of 170+ nations, including the United States and China, are in New York City this morning to sign the Paris Agreement.

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The 404 Show 1658: Making printers sexy again, Tinder cheaters, dark side of VR (podcast) - CNET
Justin Yu is back in an attempt to make printers sexy again. Plus, how to catch Tinder cheaters and the very dark side of VR.

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