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New York enacts law against Airbnb; lawsuit is in the works

Last week, officials of nine U.S. cities - including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles - sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission accusing Airbnb and other short-term rental (STR) companies of a "lack of reliable, complete data" on the number of rentals and the amount of revenue.

Amazon Expands Prime Perks with Prime Photos

Share unlimited photo storage-plus 5GB for videos and other files-with grandma, grandpa, Uncle Barry, and the Smiths next door. Doing so will result in everyone sharing what Amazon is calling the " Family Vault ", a safe place for all of your memories and moments to be saved.

Netflix Rockets On Q3 Subscriber Gains, Earnings, Sales

Net additions of 370,000 in the USA helped to bring total membership to 47.5 million, versus 43.2 million in the year-earlier period. Q4 subscriber growth guidance (domestic): 1.45 versus Wall Street forecasts of 1.0 million. The stock has recovered since then, but it's still down 14% for the year so far. In July, the company guided to 300,000 net new USA streaming subscribers and 2 million from global markets.

Odell Beckham proposes to Giants' kicking net after scoring TD

His late heroics saved the Giants, who were on the verge of a fourth straight loss after Terrance West scored on a 2-yard run with a 2:04 to play, giving the Ravens a short-lived 23-20 lead. The first of Lewis' career. Defensively, the Giants will have cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie available despite the veteran's on-going battle with a groin injury which he exacerbated in last week's loss in Green Bay.

Google Assistant polished by Pixar writers

Having to simplify or modify your language for certain Echo functions have always been one of its greatest weaknesses; it will be interesting to see if Google's extensive search and knowledge base can improve on the user experience and make voice control useful for more than simple queries and requests.

Fiat-Chrysler and Unifor reach tentative agreement

In a news conference on late Monday night in Toronto, Unifor president Jerry Dias confessed that "this has been one very hard set of negotiations". The union wants FCA to match the General Motors contract, which included a $554-million investment in its Oshawa and St.

Prater's kick, Slay's pick give Lions 24-23 win over Eagles

Wentz, who did not turn the ball over in his first three games, heaved a pass to Nelson Agholor on first down and Slay made the game-sealing interception at the Detroit 23. Matthew Stafford picked apart one of the NFL's best defenses for a while, throwing for a touchdown on each of the Detroit Lions' first three possessions.

Kaine: Expect voters to ask Trump about vulgar remarks

I don't think we can dignify documents dumped by Wikileaks and just assume that they're all accurate and true. Mr. Kaine said he was not sure how Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would address the remarks at the debate. "My dream", she said, "is a hemispheric common market, with open borders, sometime in the future". Tapper continued to ask Kaine about the speeches, and Kaine continued to deflect.

Gordon Strachan knows Scotland must deliver against Slovakia

Gordon Strachan has said that Scotland's realistic aim is to grab second place behind England in their World Cup qualifying group. "If the manager wants me to play, I'll be out there doing my best", said Fletcher. Strachan revealed that he would prepare a team that includes his captain and another line-up should he fail to be passed fit. "I can not be unhappy because I know how much my team put in and I know how strong the Scotland team is", the former Hearts striker said.

Comcast expands internet data caps to customers in 18 states

Customers who go over will have to pay $10 more to get 50 GB, for a maximum of $200 a month. After that, you will be automatically charged $10 for each 50GB block past 1TB. The expansion, which occurs November 1, will place the 1 TB usage limit in 30 markets, including parts of California and Texas, the notable exception being NY and the rest of the Northeast.

Apple wins appeal, $120 million award from Samsung restored

A California appeals court on Friday reinstated a previously discarded verdict that will see Samsung pay Apple at least $120 million for infringing on three of its smartphone and tablet patents. Supreme Court limits on the scope of its review, because it examined evidence outside the record of the case, the decision said. In February, the panel of judges ruled that Samsung did not infringe on one of the Apple patents and that the remaining two, which involved auto-correct and ...

Fujitsu in Talks to Sell PC Unit to Lenovo (HPQ)

Fujitsu sit a way behind Lenovo in the computer business stakes, with the former accounting for over 6% of global computer shipments, compared to Lenovo's share of 21.2%. Earlier this year merger talks fell through with Toshiba Corp and Vaio Corp when the three tech giants failed to reach a consensus. An alliance with Fujitsu would give Lenovo , the world's biggest PC maker, a bigger foundation to expand its share.

Liverpool march on as pressure builds on Swansea boss Guidolin

However, it was the Swans that dominated the opening 45 minutes. His first season had its ups and downs but the Reds have made a flying start to the 2016-17 campaign and have been widely praised for their football. "We were not ready for this game", the Liverpool manager said after the 2-1 win . "[It is a] groin [injury] for both, hopefully not that serious", Klopp said.

Uber's self-driving cars are available to hire in Pittsburgh

No doubt they'll also help Uber expand its self-driving taxi ambitions to London, which is one of its biggest markets . In plans to create its own map, Uber sends out its mapping cars to collect street views. "If we can really tackle Pittsburgh, that we have a better chance of tackling most other cities around the world". Currently, there are a lot of vehicles on the roads of London, and people will now get to see Uber cars gathering data with scanners and all the mapping tools.

Apple launches iPhone 7; to cost Rs 60k in India

Selfie-queens beware, you have a better tool! The Apple iPhone 7 is priced in India at R60,000 onwards. Both the models have an optical image stabilization with a six-element lens and Quad-LED True Tone flash. In the past, Apple has actually surprised some by delivering their phones earlier than the set date. "We can't wait to offer iPhone 7 , iPhone 7 Plus , Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 1 on the only customer-inspired 4G LTE network", said Suzy Hays, ...

New Yorkers get 'WANTED' alert on phones

The alert was sent shortly before 8 a.m. local time as part of the nation's Wireless Emergency Alert system , which is created to allow authorized government agencies to issues alerts directly through cellphone carriers. That's the office that sends alerts about tornadoes or flash floods in your area. The geo-targeting means that a wireless customer who lives in the threat area of NY but was traveling outside the region when the alert was sent would not have received it, while visitors to ...

Allo Brings the Power of Google to Messaging

Because A.I. platforms like Google Assistant tend to work best with a slew of user data, it behooves Google to permanently store messages and conversations, even at the cost of immediate user privacy. Apple has also moved to catch up with rivals, upgrading the messaging app in its latest iOS 10 launched last week. Earlier, Google had said that Allo would only temporarily hold onto data of users in its servers while restricting access request from authorities.

Apple eyeing British supercar maker McLaren: Financial Times

The price for McLaren Technology Group? The company is thought to be valued somewhere in the range of $1.5 billion, though the report included no info on what the terms of an eventual deal might look like. But Apple could buy McLaren for the company's patents and technologies. McLaren also does substantial work with sensors and data in a department called McLaren Electronic Systems .

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Teases, the World's First 4K 60P Mirrorless Cam

As well as a sneak-peak at the GH5, Panasonic also lifted the lid on a new series of Leica DG Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4 lenses, with 12-60mm, 8-18mm and 50-200mm zooms all in the pipeline. Third in line is the LUMIX FZ2500 . As soon as we receive a test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an in-depth Panasonic LX10 review.

The Indonesian government says Google has dodged $400 million in taxes

Muhammad Hanif, head of special cases for the tax office, said that Google refused to cooperate to a sent letter in April that requested an examination of the company's tax reports . Other governments around the world are seeking to clamp down on rampant corporate tax avoidance. According to commentators, Google was feeling the same headache it had given to many countries; the U.S.

Pokemon Go player streams assault, robbery in Central Park

Twitch could not be reached for comment in time for publication. At 12:30 a.m., Yaneza, 43, was allegedly attacked while running to catch a Snorlax that spawned in Grand Army Plaza, a noted Pokémon hotspot located at the park's southeast entrance.

More than 13 Million People Participated in the Battlefield 1 Beta

Running between 30 August and 8 September, the beta is the biggest in EA's history, beating previous record-holder Star Wars Battlefront , which attracted over nine million players. In a tweet, he listed all the previous beta player count champions, noting that each has surpassed this player number in sales within three months. A beta version for the game just recently conclude, which allowed players to have a go at the vast Sinai Desert map and experience the overall gameplay of the World ...

Microsoft's SwiftKey brings artificial intelligence to your phone keyboard

If you want to give this a try and see if it can save you a few keystrokes, then grab the latest version of SwiftKey from the Play Store . SwiftKey launched its Neural Alpha keyboard in October of last year, and today - nearly a year later - the company is introducing neural network-powered word predictions to its namesake main app.

Why removing the headphone jack is a win for Apple

The screen size and dimensions are exactly the same as the 6S. There is nothing flashy about the iPhone 7 - except the jet black colour - and no big changes in design . The cameras will also enable a new feature for bokeh photography, which allows users to play with the depth of field in an image. Apple's most surprising new product could be coming to more devices than ever.

Facebook's Instagram Now Lets Users Filter Comments

Now, after testing the feature with an exclusive group, it will start rolling out for everyone. In the settings section (accessed via. the gear icon), users will now be able to specify which custom words they want hidden from their comments .

Watch It Anywhere With AT&T DIRECTV

The company also noted that certain content can not be downloaded. AT&T continues to court its DirecTV customers with wireless offers. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. The FCC may be compelled to open a net neutrality inquiry, given the perceived preferential treatment of AT&T's video content, over others like Netflix and Amazon Video.

Kanye showed up at Highline Ballroom, announced that he signed Tyga & Migos

Music pop-up show at New York City's Highline Ballroom, and made quite the announcement to the sold out crowd. Music artist Tyga and dates new boss Kanye West's sister-in-law Kylie Jenner. Music's president, Pusha T , also reportedly revealed that the ATL trio Migos are signed to the family as well, Missinfo reports . Pharrell and Swizz Beats also performed at the show.

Sony PlayStation Meeting Live Stream Details Revealed

What's more, you'll also need to own a 4K TV to get the very best experience that Sony is now offering up. We'll also be covering the PlayStation Meeting, so be sure to stay tuned to Shacknews to hear all of the news as Sony reveals it during its briefing.

Flying Spur W12S: Bentley shows its dark side

Like its more mundane sibling, the Flying Spur W12 S relies on a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine to channel its muscle to all four wheels. When it comes to styling, Bentley incorporated tradition and athleticism to channel the versatility of the vehicle. Knurled gearshift paddles, an option on lesser Flying Spurs , are standard on the S.

Nintendo Wields DMCA Axe On Fan Games

However that hasn't stopped the team of four who were behind the game as they have cheekily relaunched the game as DMCA's Sky . "In the spirit of transparency, we publish all DMCA takedown notices we receive here", Game Jolt said .