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TxDot launches "Talk, Text, Crash" campaign


According to Life360, MS drivers use their cell phone while driving an average of 2.56 times per drive. Gray said Greenwich Police could could give out endless tickets for texting and driving and never do any other police work. "We are hoping to go around to colleges and high schools around the state with a distracted driving stimulator to show the harm of it", said childhood friend of Mitchel Sheldon Wasik. Read More »

We Happy Few indie game to get a movie adaptation


Dj2 CEO Dmitri Johnson also states that the studio's goal is to remain true to the game's source material. Though it's still only in early access, dystopian survival title We Happy Few is already the subject of some big film plans. "Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you'll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules". Read More »

Bungie teases a Destiny 2 trailer


This news also adds another layer onto the rumor that Destiny 2 will be coming to PC, which if it does, looks to join the Xbox One in not having first access to all the available content. If the bottom part of the receipt , as seen in the tweet below, is legitimate, then " Destiny 2 " appears to have a September 17, 2017 release date. Read More »

Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble


Ford will mail customers instructions on how to check and refill the coolant. Engines can overheat when coolants don't circulate properly, resulting in a crack in the cylinder head that allows oil to leak onto hot engine surfaces, the Dearborn-based automaker said. Read More »

ABC News says Twitter accounts were hacked, sent out profanity-filled messages


Here are a few examples. Another claimed the accounts were taken over by Russian hackers who love the president. Numerous tweets praised President Trump. Numerous tweets were in Turkish and included references to Nazism. The situation was not as nasty as in January when a breach in a New York Times Twitter account resulted in an untrue tweet about a Russian missile attack against the USA being posted before being quickly deleted. Read More »

Rihanna Critiques Her Performance on 'Bates Motel': 'This Is So Weird'


At first she seems embarrassed by her appearance, covering her face and commenting, "This is so weird, oh my God, I can't", during her steamy sex scene. Things really got interesting when her intimate sex scene aired. " Bates Motel " Season 5 spoilers tease that a surprise guest will be checking in at the motel in episode 6 entitled, "Marion", according to . Read More »

"We deeply apologize": Google bows to advertiser pressure with new hate controls


A report by the Times uncovered the issue with Google's advertising tool that placed United Kingdom government and brand ads on extremist YouTube videos and websites. Besides well-known British brands pulling the plug, some of the world's biggest advertising companies responsible for placing vast amounts of marketing material for clients, said they were reviewing how they worked with Google . Read More »

Google summoned for talks after Government pulls ads from YouTube


Google was recently forced to review its ad policies when the United Kingdom government, along with organizations including the BBC , Transport for London and The Guardian itself , pulled their ads over similar brand safety concerns. Google and Facebook own huge chunks of the digital advertising business, and major brands are spending an increasing share of their ad budgets on their platforms. Read More »

Sizing John wins Cheltenham Gold Cup in thrilling race


Ten years after winning the Grand National, jockey Robbie Power won the equally-prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup when Sizing John galloped to victory on Festival Friday. "If Jack Kennedy, for example, has ridden a horse for the last three seasons, won a Grade One on him, won the Lanzarote on him, and had him taken off and put Paul Moloney on, you'd be, like, 'That's random". Read More »

Google acquires Kaggle in data science drive


And that's why, just by typing "dog", "boat" or any other term in the search engine, shows us pictures with those elements. Rackspace has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to become its first managed services support partner. In another demo, the presenter searched for "beach" and was presented with multiple videos that included beach scenes. "The strategic relationship with Google is an exciting launch that addresses a growing market need", said Patrick Lee, general ... Read More »

When is the premiere of 'Game of Thrones' season 7?


Just one problem: The live stream broke down and no premiere date was revealed. later, the video went up again - and again broke off before a date was revealed. When enough people wrote it, a flame was triggered to slowly melt the ice. But soon after this, he tweeted that he wasn't sure of the premiere date. Read More »

FCC probing AT&T Wednesday night 911 outage


However, AT&T, the second-biggest wireless carrier in the United States , did not reveal the reason behind the outage or how many customers were affected. Customers in Denver and Lakewood were among those affected, but the problem was as far-flung as Chicopee, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. according to police there. Read More »

Man with axe 'injures several in Dusseldorf train station rampage'


Earlier, Bruno Macedo tweeted from a train stuck outside the station: "Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf ". Chris Bucher is a sports, politics and general news contributor to Heavy. The rail station remained shut down, he added. An amateur video apparently shot from the scene showed a shell-shocked eye-witness walking around blood stained floors as police tended to a wounded person on the ground. Read More »

Production Honda Civic Type R Finally Debuts With 306 HP


Oh, and those figures should become 316 hp and 296 pound-feet of torque by the time the Type R makes it accross the big pond. Under the bonnet of the new Type R is a 2.0-litre VTEC turbocharged petrol engine - a revised version of the unit used in the previous Honda hot hatch. Read More »

Is the Bentley Bentayga Mulliner the most luxurious SUV in the world?


A unique set of badges also go along with the now body colored lower bodywork and a new bright chrome lower bumper grille. The new Bentley Bentayga may already be one of the most luxurious SUVs on the market, but now it may have just cemented its place in the top ranks with the new Mulliner edition. Read More »

LG & Valve To Team Up For MEGA VR Headset


This is not the first time that the Korean company entered the virtual reality market. In 2016, it had released a 360-degree VR headset as an accessory for LG G5. The news comes on the tail of Sony announcing that it sold more than 900,000 PlayStation VR headsets and Oculus saying that more than 5 million Samsung Gear VR headsets are in consumers' hands. Read More »

Blackberry KEYone Brings Back The Physical Keyboard At MWC 2017

Called KEYone, for BlackBerry this phone marks a return to its roots. TCL announced its first BlackBerry smartphone with the BlackBerry KEYone during MWC 2017. TCL and BlackBerry have tweaked the stock Android code to make it more secure, and added a special security dashboard, DTEK , which allows users to check what security permissions each app has requested, said Alex Thurber, a BlackBerry Senior Vice President and General Manager of BlackBerry Mobility Solutions. Read More »

Huawei Launches the New Huawei P10 and P10+ At MWC 2017


However, we do know we'll be getting both the P10 and the Plus in the UK - EE has already confirmed it'll carry both, and we expect others to follow. This software includes Highlights, Knuckle Swipe Split screen and One Swipe Global and Local search features. Read More »

BlackBerry and Nokia set for major announcements at mobile phone convention

The all new Nokia 3310 relaunch is expected to go on sale for €59 soon after its unveiling next week at MWC 2017. The new Nokia 3310 is rumored to be deploying an 84 x 84 colored display, per older rumors as well. Around the middle of February, we reported that the Nokia 3310 could be coming this year. Meanwhile, an article from Telegraph enumerated the reasons that made the 3310 a classic back in the early 2000's. Read More »

KCR accorded tumultuous welcome on his maiden visit to Tirupati


After offering worship to the presiding deity (Lord Venkateswara) this morning, the Telangana Chief Minister handed over a golden garland studded with fossilised shells called "Shaligram Haram" and a multi-layer gold necklace called "Makhara Kantabharanam", totally weighing about 19 kg and worth about Rs 5 crore to the temple Executive Officer, D Sambasiva Rao this morning, temple sources told PTI. Read More »

Microsoft aims to reshape India digitally

Interestingly, Microsoft announced that both Skype Lite and LinkedIn will integrate with Aadhaar, India's very big biometric identity scheme. To make it easier for a user to differentiate between important and junk SMSs, Microsoft has used the artificial intelligence (AI) that segregates normal text messages, Skype messages and promotional texts under three different categories. Read More »

U.S. embassy in Kiev critical of Moscow order on Ukrainian documentation


The statements came as demonstrators in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev marked the third anniversary of events that led to the ouster of the nation's Russia-friendly president in 2014 with protests and wreath-laying. Embassy in Ukraine said Sunday on Twitter, referring to a two-year-old agreement on ending the fighting in eastern Ukraine. This prompted Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine to call for renewed efforts to implement the much-violated Minsk deal. Read More »

Varadkar and Coveney split on leadership


On the same programme, however, Fianna Fáil TD Jim O'Callaghan seemed to suggest that a change in Taoiseach would dissolve the "confidence and supply" agreement between the two parties that saw Fianna Fáil abstain from last week's confidence of no motion - thus preserving the government. Read More »

Mexican detained in U.S. despite work permit


Mexico's undersecretary for North America, Carlos Manuel Sada, announced that Mexico would provide both legal and consular support for the 23-year-old Ramirez Medina who faces a court hearing this Friday in Seattle, Washington contesting his detention by immigration agents last week. Read More »