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Daimler recalls 840,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag concerns | Reuters

Daimler has said it is to recall 840,000 U.S. vehicles with Takata airbag inflators that could be defective, resulting in a charge of 340 million euros ($383 million) for the German automaker.

Daimler said late on Tuesday it had decided to recall about 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and about 136,000 Daimler vans, without giving details on which models were affected.

Daimler said it would account for the cost by revising its 2015 financial results published last week, lowering the net profit to 8.7 billion euros and group earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) to 13.2 billion euros, from 8.9 billion and 13.5 billion euros respectively.

"This (340 million euros) is quite a big shortfall but the main message is that the current financial year will not be affected," said Frankfurt-based Bankhaus Metzler analyst Juergen Pieper who keeps his "buy" recommendation on Daimler's stock.


Windows 10 will only work on newest PCs, says Microsoft | Fox News

Microsoft just dropped a bombshell. Older versions of Windows will not be supported on the newest chips from Intel and others.

The crux of a statement from Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, is that new processors won’t run older versions of Windows reliably – and won’t be supported. “Going forward, as new silicon generations are introduced, they will require the latest Windows platform at that time for support,” Myerson wrote, in a blog post addressed to "enterprise customers," aka, businesses. 

So, in the future, don’t expect to be able to run Windows 7, for example, on the newest 6th Generation Intel Core “Skylake” processors that are shipping in systems today. Maybe more importantly, future processors will be supported on Windows 10 only. Some of those future chips include Intel’s upcoming “Kaby Lake” silicon, Qualcomm’s upcoming “8996” chip, and AMD’s upcoming “Bristol Ridge” processor, Myerson wrote.  


Amazon Entices Prime Members with 20% Off Game Titles

Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has rolled out a cheaper plan for game enthusiasts that hold Prime memberships. The deal offers subscribers of Amazon Prime video games with a discount of 20% on the purchase of new release (which normally cost $60).

Amazon overwhelms its Prime members every time they bow down to pick some offer from its cart. For example, Prime subscribers now get this exclusive game offer along with bunch of other services for $99 a year, which includes: Prime Video, Prime Music, and of course free two-day shipping on most of their products, to name a few.


Uber Adds More Features to Entertain You During Rides | TND

Uber adds more features to entertain you during rides. Over the holidays, Uber had an epiphany after safely delivering their one billionth passenger to the inputted destination – people are spending quite a lot of time in their vehicles, so, why not help them get things done or at least make the trip more enjoyable.


Facebook is buying into Apple’s new photo format on mobile - Quartz

The future of photos is short videos, if Apple is to be believed. The company introduced a new feature with its most recent phones, called Live Photos, where the camera records a short clip before and after the photo you shoot, resulting in a Harry Potter-esque moving photo, capturing the emotion and vibrance of the scene. And now, Facebook, the most popular mobile app in the US, is buying into Apple’s new standard.



Apple's 10 biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2015 | Macworld

As Apple makes more and more money by selling more and more iPhones, it seems like the company barely has to try to remain at the top of the heap. And yet 2015 was one of Cupertino’s biggest years ever in terms of innovation, with product refreshes almost across the board (sorry, Mac Pro), a new device category (hey, Apple Watch), and a streaming service to rival Spotify.

But the shiny patina of new devices didn’t distract anyone when Apple missed the mark this year, as it sometimes does. From the weird staggered rollouts of the Apple Watch in spring and Apple Pencil in fall to Apple Music’s iCloud disaster, Apple wasn’t without its missteps in 2015.

Then there were the head-scratching rumors, the indecipherable product decisions, and more moments that made us go, “Wait—what?”

Let’s recap Apple’s big year.


Facebook to roll out new tool aimed to ease heartache of breakups | Fox News

Facebook is trying to ease the heartache of breaking up.

A feature announced Thursday will allow people who have split up with a spouse or partner to turn on an option that spares them the emotional pain of constantly seeing their ex-lover's posts and pictures in their news feed on the world's largest social network.

Facebook will begin testing the breakup protection on mobile devices in the U.S. before deciding whether to offer it to all of its 1.5 billion accountholders worldwide.

The option is designed for people who don't want to risk offending a former husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend by taking the more extreme step of ejecting or blocking them from their Facebook network.

After changing their relationship status on Facebook, people will also be allowed to remove their names from past posts linking them to a former partner.

"This work is part of our ongoing effort to develop resources for people who may be going through difficult moments in their lives," Facebook product manager Kelly Winters wrote in a blog post.


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Facebook's 'Photo Magic' Knows Who Your Friends Are - ABC News

Facebook is testing a new feature called "Photo Magic" that recognizes friends’ faces in a user’s camera roll and asks whether the user wants to share photographs with the people included in them via Messenger.

David Marcus, head of Messenger, confirmed the news in a post on his Facebook wall Monday night.

"This is one of our upcoming features I'm really excited about as it's still way too difficult to share photos with friends, and receive all the ones you're in," Marcus wrote


Apple's iPad Pro available to order Wednesday, delivers later this week

Orders for the device will begin Nov. 11 from Apple's website, while the company's retail stores, select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers will begin selling the device later this week. Resellers began telling customers last week that the iPad Pro will be available on Friday, Nov. 13.

Orders will also begin Wednesday for the Apple Pencil and the company's Smart Keyboard accessory.

"The early response to iPad Pro from app developers and our customers has been incredible, and we're excited to get iPad Pro into the hands of customers around the world this week," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "iPad Pro is the most powerful iPad we've ever made, giving users the ability to be even more creative and more productive with the epic 12.9-inch Retina display, powerful 64-bit A9X chip and groundbreaking Apple Pencil and new Smart Keyboard. We can't wait to see what they do with iPad Pro."