Google will now let users buy items through Assistant and search

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Google has launched a new program called Shopping Actions that will allow users to purchase items through Google search and Google Assistant. On Google search, the Google Express shopping service, and Google Assistant on home devices and mobile, shoppers can now save their payment credentials and make purchases from retailers with instant checkout. In exchange, retailers will give Google a cut of the profit from each purchase, which is different from the usual ad payments retailers make to Google for […]

BJP slams Karnataka govt decision to recommend separate religion status for Lingayats, says Siddaramaiah ‘playing with fire’

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

The BJP on Monday slammed the Karnataka government for its decision to recommend separate religion status for Lingayats, accusing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of “playing with fire for vote bank politics”. The post BJP slams Karnataka govt decision to recommend separate religion status for Lingayats, says Siddaramaiah ‘playing with fire’ appeared first on Firstpost. Powered by WPeMatico

Apple Exploring Making Its Own Displays for Watches and iPhones: Report

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

One of the major keys to Apple’s success over the years has been the tight control it exerts over the components in its devices. Many things such as the iPhone’s A-series processors and metal and glass chassis are designed in house, in order to meet the company’s demanding specifications, before being sent to big… Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

The fashion boutiques that line the “Champs-Élysées” of a massive Syrian refugee camp are a fascinating lens on the crisis

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Sara Elizabeth Williams’ long, beautifully written profile of the merchants who established illegal storefronts on the Champs-Élysées, a stretch of road in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp — home to 93,000 Syrian refugees — is a lens on the crisis created by decades of western complicity in the brutal Assad regime, followed by a global proxy war fought on Syrian soil, with no compassion or regard by any of the belligerents for the civilian costs. (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as the enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced that he will bring VR furniture-sellin…Read More Powered by WPeMatico

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt release a special song for ‘March for Our Lives’

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

On March 24, people across the country will march in the streets to demand an end to mass shootings—and now, they have a soundtrack. Broadway heavyweights Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt have joined forces Monday to release “Found/Tonight,” with all proceeds going towards March for Our Lives initiative.  SEE ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Corden, and other big names show their support during the National School Walkout  “Found/Tonight,” arranged by the legendary Alex Lacamoire, is a mashup of Hamilton‘s “The Story […]

HTC’s Vive Pro VR headset will cost $799 without controllers; pre-orders start today with the first headsets shipping on April 5th (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Adi Robertson / The Verge:HTC’s Vive Pro VR headset will cost $799 without controllers; pre-orders start today with the first headsets shipping on April 5th  —  HTC says it will charge $799 for its new, higher-resolution Vive Pro virtual reality headset — and we mean, literally, just the headset. Powered by WPeMatico

Apple AirPods: the audiophile review

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

As The Verge’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and easy-to-lose cigarette butts. The AirPods were the resurrection of the awful Bluetooth headsets of years past, I thought. But this year, I finally got around to testing a pair of the AirPods for myself, and I finally understand why everyone who owns them […]

Kate McKinnon torched Betsy DeVos hard on ‘SNL’ after her epic ’60 Minutes’ fail

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Last week, Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, had a rough time on 60 Minutes. Facing basic questions about the issues her government role is focused on, DeVos responded with a series of awkward fumbles and “did she really just say that??” self-owns. It was perfectly primed for a searing Saturday Night Live treatment, and the sketch comedy series delivered, compliments of Kate McKinnon. Appearing on the show’s regular Weekend Update news segment, McKinnon revived her DeVos impression to […]