Google has informed developers that it will start labeling ad-supported apps listed at the Play Store as part of its Designed for Families program.
In the note sent to developers recently, Google said Android apps with in-app purchases will be labeled in its official listings at the Play Store. Starting Jan. 11, 2016, developers will be required to register to the Play Developer Console and declare their ad-containing apps, according to Tech Times.
Google announced the Designed for Families program in April and it was implemented in June. The said program is part of Google's Play Store dedicated to kid-friendly apps. The program originally covered apps for this year, but Google has decided to extend the program until the first quarter of 2016. The requirement will include apps with third-party ad networks, native ads, banner ads, and display ads, the report explains. more >>
At first, all is calm along the White Salmon River in Washington State, its roughly 100-year-old Condit Dam doing its job to maintain a reservoir.
Then blaring sirens sound, signaling that the dam has outlived its purpose and river restoration is on the agenda.
With a shout of "fire in the hole" the thundering noise of explosives is heard followed by a cloud of dirt and a rush of water as the reservoir is broken. more >>
The action role-playing video game "Xenoblade Chronicles X," pronounced as "Xenoblade Cross," is now available for pre-orders, according to a report in Tech Times. The game's publisher, Nintendo, has allowed the digital version of the game to be available for pre-purchase through the Wii eShop. The digital version of the game consists of four loading packs, which Nintendo promises to be easy to use for those who purchase it.
The pre-order announcement also came with a new video trailer for the game. The game is set for release on December 4 for North America and Europe and December 5 for Australia.
Among the four loading packs is the 2 GB Basic Pack which is said to be "very effective." It is said to contain the game's basic data, like the game's frequent terrain elements which will "hasten the load up process within Planet Mira, as well as the individual cities." more >>
The new Fiat 124 Spider has crawled into public view for the first time at the LA Auto Show.
The original Fiat 124 Spider was first released almost 50 years ago, and the new version of the car seems like a cross between the first model and the Mazda MX-5. However, instead of the MX-5's 1.5 and 2-liter petrol engines, the newest Fiat sports the 124 has a turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, according to The Motor Report.
Olivier Francois, the head of FIAT Brand, FCA 0 Global, said the new Fiat 124 Spider represents the company's celebration of the original brand. He also said the new car is a marriage of today's technology and the classic Italian styling, MLive reports. more >>
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe was finally unveiled to the public during the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of its March 2016 release.
The 10th-generation Civic comes with a host of upgrades in its physical and technological aspects. For a start, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe now has a lower roofline, more compact appearance, and more sporty design, according to Product Reviews.
It is worth noting that the 2016 Civic Coupe is the first car in the lineup to feature a turbo engine, which will give the car better fuel efficiency, power, and performance, the report adds. more >>
Black Friday is coming soon, and tech enthusiasts are already looking for the best gadget deals. They might want to consider taking a look at Costco's offers ahead of the year's biggest sale.
Although Costo does not offer the similar products that most tech buyers are looking for during Black Friday, the warehouse store has $100 discounts for midrange laptops. For $229.99, shoppers will be able to buy a 15.6-inch Acer laptop with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, according to ZD Net.
Aside from that, Costco offers five laptops above $300. The Asus TP500 2-in-1 device will be offered at $394.99. The device boasts of a 15.6-inch touchscreen display, Windows 8 OS, Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 500 GB hard drive. The HP Pavilion 5t will also be sold at $599.99 ($100 off from the original price). This device sports a 15.6-inch touchscreen, Windows 10 OS, Core i7 processor, 1 terabyte hard drive, and 12 GB or RAM, the report details. more >>