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Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts
- May 02, 2018

To start a video chat , users tap the revamped camera icon atop a direct Instagram message thread to launch the live chat. Now, when you tap the Share menu while playing a song in Spotify (such as that hot new Bobby Tarantino II mixtape) or viewing a photo or video you took with a GoPro in the GoPro app , you can share the content directly to your story. (more...)
The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199 The Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset Goes On Sale for $199
- May 02, 2018

Unlike the Oculus Rift or Samsung's GearVR, the Oculus Go is a completely self-contained VR headset, meaning it doesn't need to be plugged into a PC and is not powered by a smartphone. As well as the standard 32GB version for $199, there is also a 64GB model available for $249. We also finally have eyes on the full hardware specs, which only make it more clear that the Oculus Go is the best deal in VR. (more...)
Epic Games' Fortnite Season 4 Arrives With A Bang Epic Games' Fortnite Season 4 Arrives With A Bang
- May 02, 2018

Epic Games released Fortnite's Season 4 update today, adding new cosmetic items and gameplay changes to both the cooperative Save the World and 100-player Battle Royale modes . The Fortnite Battle Royale Season 4 Battle Bundle price is $25 (close to Rs. 1,620). Players will now find gravity-defying Hop Rocks dotted around the crash sites adding a whole new dynamic to the game. (more...)
Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Dating Feature at Developer Conference Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Dating Feature at Developer Conference
- May 02, 2018

Shares in Match Group ( MTCH ), owner of mobile app Tinder , plunged Tuesday after Facebook (FB) announced a new dating layer to its main mobile app. "We need to do more to keep people safe, and we will", but he added that Facebook's primary goal is to "bring people together". Mr Collins has said that Facebook must provide answers after an investigation alleged Cambridge Analytica , a British political campaigns firm, potentially unlawfully acquired and kept information ... (more...)
Ravens draft Lamar Jackson; QB immediately says he'll win Super Bowl Ravens draft Lamar Jackson; QB immediately says he'll win Super Bowl
- April 30, 2018

Sieler became the 193rd draft pick in Ravens history, all made under Newsome. In the 1st round of his final draft as the Ravens' General Manager, Ozzie Newsome pulled out all the stops. "I'm just so blessed to be able to go back to where it all started for me, the same building that I basically grew up in", Brown Jr . said in a statement published by the OU athletic department. (more...)
Snapchat Doubles Down On Spectacles; Introduces Several Upgrades Snapchat Doubles Down On Spectacles; Introduces Several Upgrades
- April 27, 2018

The first version of the Spectacles flopped, and the company had to take a $40 million write down . The sunglasses allow users to record photos, video and audio that can then be transferred to Snapchat for messages to friends. As Digital Trends reports , Spiegel stated in his interview for the Wired magazine that Spectacles were developed separately from the Snapchat app, but that there is the intention, in the future, to pair these two products. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 6X with SD 660 SoC and Dual Rear cameras Launched Xiaomi Mi 6X with SD 660 SoC and Dual Rear cameras Launched
- April 25, 2018

It has a different design and form factor with a smaller battery , a different camera and the latest version of Android. It is rumored to get powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired by three RAM and storage variants, such as 3GB RAM with 32GB storage , 4GB RAM with 64GB memory, 6GB RAM with 64GB storage . (more...)
Amazon launches direct-to-your-ride delivery option Amazon launches direct-to-your-ride delivery option
- April 25, 2018

Starting today, the new service will allow couriers to gain access to customers vehicles utilizing it as a drop off point for their packages to be delivered to them. From the company that brought you the option of letting a courier inside your home comes a new service: package delivery inside your vehicle. Can't get home fast enough for your package delivery? Initially, the delivery-to-trunk service will only be available to Amazon Prime members and will only be compatible with ... (more...)
Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros Apple starts battery replacement program for some 13-inch MacBook Pros
- April 22, 2018

Apple on Friday announced that the company is rolling out a battery replacement program for select non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro. The company said the issue was not safety-related and that the batteries would be replaced free of charge. (more...)
Syria Says False Alarm Set Off Its Air Defenses Syria Says False Alarm Set Off Its Air Defenses
- April 19, 2018

Near Damascus , pro-regime media had reported that three missiles had been launched at the Damir air base close to the capital. The US has determined that the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in the country, and conducted limited military strikes on Saturday along with Britain and France. (more...)
Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet Meteorite Diamonds present on Earth came from a lost planet
- April 19, 2018

Our stellar neighborhood has eight main planetary bodies, but according to an worldwide team of scientists, there could have been another planet in our backyard, one that might have been destroyed at infancy during the chaotic formation of the solar system or in the ensuing years. (more...)
SEGA Announces Shenmue 1 & 2 Remasters SEGA Announces Shenmue 1 & 2 Remasters
- April 18, 2018

The Shenmue 1 & 2 remasters will be landing both digitally and physically on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. These revolutionary masterpieces deliver a gripping story of retribution as Ryo Hazuki sets out to avenge his father's death and attempts to unravel the secrets behind a mysterious artefact known as the Dragon Mirror. (more...)
Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack Vevo YouTube Videos Defaced In Apparent Hack
- April 11, 2018

Other popular music videos from the likes of Selena Gomez , Taylor Swift , Katy Perry , Drake , Shakira , and others were also defaced and their thumbnails and titles were changed as well. Guess people will have to take five minutes out of their life when the video is put back up in order to restore the viewership numbers. "Vevo can confirm that a number of videos in its catalogue were subject to a security breach today, which has now been contained", a Vevo spokesperson told The Verge . (more...)
Here's how to watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress this week Here's how to watch Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress this week
- April 10, 2018

In addition, the news release goes on to add that the possibility of enacting new legislation to restrict companies like Facebook is extremely unlikely. In a Facebook post Monday, Zuckerberg said he hopes the research commission will "draw unbiased conclusions about Facebook's role in elections" and hold the company accountable. (more...)
Thousands of New Ford F-150 Trucks Could Roll Even When Parked Thousands of New Ford F-150 Trucks Could Roll Even When Parked
- April 07, 2018

Is The Stock Safe to Invest? Keeping things in perspective, the economy seems good, and so does earnings growth. Industrials and staples are no slouches for growth either, but they may be well fully-valued for their growth. Furthermore, over the last three months, the stock was able to yield -9.50%. A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of F. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (more...)
SnapChat is Releasing Special AR Lenses for iPhone X Users SnapChat is Releasing Special AR Lenses for iPhone X Users
- April 07, 2018

The TrueDepth AR Lenses from Snapchat offers more detailed selfies with 3D objects and it will also follow your face movements in real time. Unlike traditional Lenses that rely on information from a phone's 2D camera to recognize dominant facial features , like a user's eyebrows and mouth, iPhone X Lenses tap into data produced by TrueDepth . (more...)
Fortnite vending machines locations: Your guide to finding them all Fortnite vending machines locations: Your guide to finding them all
- April 06, 2018

And while it might not be the flashiest addition to Battle Royale , the vending machines could have a major impact on the way the game is played. It's likely that other players will start staking them out so they can add to their elimination tallies early on. (more...)
Apple will claim it invented the curved screen soon
- April 06, 2018

As I covered yesterday , touchless gesture control features are reportedly being developed for upcoming iPhones, and Apple is supposedly even testing a new iPhone design that is curved instead of flat, like every iPhone that has been released so far. (more...)
Facebook Live Captures Moment Houston Man is Shot in the Head Facebook Live Captures Moment Houston Man is Shot in the Head
- April 05, 2018

The video has since circulated across the internet, although local news stations have republished edited versions that blur out the group's faces and do not show the shooting. She was previously charged with tampering with evidence after police said she tried to wipe off her hands before testing for gun powder residue. The unidentified male passenger in the vehicle has not been charged. (more...)
Ghost Recon Wildlands Set to Receive More DLC Ghost Recon Wildlands Set to Receive More DLC
- April 05, 2018

Each of these updates will have a unique theme, and include new campaign and PvP Ghost War content as well as other tweaks and additions. The first update will drop on April 10 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One , adding the Sabotage Mode alongside five exclusive maps, a new class, plus extra perks and weapons to get your paws on. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming out early to take on iPhone Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming out early to take on iPhone
- April 02, 2018

Last fall, the "boring" iPhone 8 series launched in September, just as expected, while the iPhone X didn't hit stores until early November. Out of these, two iPhones will come with OLED display (5.85-inch and 6.46-inch) and the third one may sport an LCD display (6.04-inch). (more...)
King's Row Uprising Event Coming Back to Overwatch King's Row Uprising Event Coming Back to Overwatch
- April 02, 2018

Fed up with being told not to intervene, Overwatch's commander disobeyed orders by dispatching agents Tracer, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjörn into the heart of the uprising. Did you see anything interesting in the tweet? These ideas stem from how the words in the teaser briefly change with some noise, from "File 00382 - King's Row Uprising " to "00273 - King's Row Uprising", and "Entered into record 7 years go" to "Entered into record 8 years ago". (more...)
Singapore skyline dims to mark Earth Hour Singapore skyline dims to mark Earth Hour
- March 25, 2018

Binay will join the ceremonial switching off of lights for one hour at Ayala Avenue. It's an event aimed at raising awareness about climate change - but a new survey suggests we may be motivated to take part in Earth Hour tomorrow night by a different kind of green. (more...)
Apple Announces March 27th Event in Chicago: 'Let's Take a Field Trip' Apple Announces March 27th Event in Chicago: 'Let's Take a Field Trip'
- March 17, 2018

Apple has hosted hardware events during springtime before, and there are a number of rumored devices that could come out of this event. Last year, for instance, it released Product RED versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with new Apple Watch bands and a $329 iPad . (more...)
Samsung now offers same-day repairs on Galaxy phones Samsung now offers same-day repairs on Galaxy phones
- March 16, 2018

Starting tomorrow, Galaxy users can bring their busted mobile devices to more than 300 Samsung Care-authorized uBreakiFix service locations across the country for same-day repairs, Samsung announced . If you're not aware, uBreakiFix has also partnered with Google to fix Pixel devices, with is another step in the right direction. The Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup will feature a 3D camera setup meant to allow for depth sensing capabilities similar to the ones enabling Apple's FaceID on the ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note9 reportedly not coming with in-display fingerprint scanner Samsung Galaxy Note9 reportedly not coming with in-display fingerprint scanner
- March 11, 2018

Needless to say, there aren't any new features included in the release - and that's because the Galaxy S9 ships running the latest version of Android 8.0 Oreo, complete with a number of added tools, such as AR Emoji and Bixby. It will break down the launch period and to redesign the phone from the scratch will require more men power and technicians at the same time. In-display fingerprint scanners are quite new . (more...)
Fortnite is coming to mobile and will support crossplay with PC Fortnite is coming to mobile and will support crossplay with PC
- March 10, 2018

Recently taking to their blog, the developer stated that players can expect the exact same 100-player experience except on cellphones and tablets. What most gamers are wondering about is gameplay; will it be the full version of Fortnite available on PC and consoles, or will it be a dumbed-down version of the game with basic mechanics and frustrating on-screen controls? Epic Games have announced Fortnite Battle Royale is making its way to iOS and Android , with cross-play and ... (more...)
The PlayStation 4's big 5.50 update is now available The PlayStation 4's big 5.50 update is now available
- March 10, 2018

Except for the supersampling, everything else is also available on the base PS4 console. This allows parents (or adult family members who are considered guardians) to manage play time for child family members on PSN. For a closer look at the theme itself, you can look at the image above. You'll need a USB flash drive with photos loaded on it in order for this to work, but assuming you've got this, the process is fairly simple. (more...)
Koreas will not march together at Winter Paralympics opening Koreas will not march together at Winter Paralympics opening
- March 09, 2018

The 26-year-old Red Lodge-based athlete will be taking part in his first Games, and along with team-mates James Barnes-Miller and Ben Moore will become the first British athletes in history to compete in para-snowboard at the Paralympic Games . (more...)
Apple is making its own high-end noise-cancelling headphones Apple is making its own high-end noise-cancelling headphones
- March 06, 2018

Because of this, we have absolutely no idea when Apple might release the headphones. Last month, we learned the first Apple-branded over-ear headphones were being developed. Currently, Apple's Beats Studio 3 headphones retail for $349.95 but can be found on Amazon for $279.99. Athlete-oriented wireless Beats earphones still seem to be selling well despite the popularity of AirPods. (more...)
Amazon acquires Ring, Santa Monica-based maker of smart doorbells Amazon acquires Ring, Santa Monica-based maker of smart doorbells
- March 02, 2018

It's possible that the move was spurred on by Google's recent push of its Assistant into Nest products, and it represents the company's second biggest acquisition after Whole Foods . Amazon and Ring aren't strangers-Ring's devices now work with Alexa by showing users camera feeds on Echo Show devices after hearing commands like "Alexa, show me the front door". (more...)
Apple said to plan giant 6.5-inch iPhone, lower-priced model Apple said to plan giant 6.5-inch iPhone, lower-priced model
- March 02, 2018

Similar to the Plus releases of past years, the iPhone X is reportedly getting a size upgrade with a screen that could measure up to 6.5 inches - a 0.7 inch difference from the current iPhone X's 5.8 inches. Apple apparently planned to release a gold iPhone X a year ago but canceled it due to production issues. Looks like now Apple will also include that color option in upcoming iPhones. (more...)
TCL's Alcatel 1X is the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone TCL's Alcatel 1X is the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone
- February 26, 2018

The Alcatel 5 also offers facial recognition for authentication and a programmable fingerprint sensor for quick-launching your most-used apps with the scan of a finger. An even cheaper version, the 1C, is a 3G variant in the 1 series lineup and will be available from April in Metal Black, Blue, and Gold for €89.99 (approx $110). (more...)
Ivanovic inspires Zenit as Celtic implodes Ivanovic inspires Zenit as Celtic implodes
- February 26, 2018

The second goal, we didn't engage quick enough from a throw-in. Daler Kuzyayev fired in a long-range drive in the 27th minute to turn the tie in the hosts' favour. "As always, we like to play with aggression and with that educated pressure on the ball - if you can press, great, if not, make sure you're super compact and the look to go from there and create opportunities". (more...)
Warnings issued as country prepares for severe cold weather
- February 24, 2018

Saturday and Sunday will be even colder still, with lows of -2 and -3 on Saturday and Sunday night respectively, with a widespread sharp to severe frost. "This happens because we will have a prevailing westerly wind, when it arrives winds tend to separate and change track before meeting again from opposite directions". (more...)
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition Is Getting A Demo And Half-Life Pack
- February 23, 2018

This gives Noctis (or your original avatar) a Gordon Freeman HEV Suit, Scientist Glasses and crowbar. Save data from the Windows 10 versions of FFXV Windows Edition is compatible with the Xbox One version of FFXV . What's unclear from the press release is whether players will then be able to carry their progress over to the main game, should they purchase it. Announced on the Square Enix blog , a demo will be coming to Steam, Origin and the Windows Store on Monday, February 26, and ... (more...)
Idea, Vodafone cut unlimited pack price to Rs 150 range Idea, Vodafone cut unlimited pack price to Rs 150 range
- February 20, 2018

In addition, the new Rs 109 plan also offers 100 local and national SMS. You also get 1GB per day 4G/3G data quota for a validity of 28 days, which takes the total data benefit to 28GB. 93 plan. Daily 100 local and national free SMSes are also bundled with this prepaid recharge plan. It should be kept in mind that calling is restricted to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week. (more...)
Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned about Florida gunman Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned about Florida gunman
- February 16, 2018

Lasky said there was no information that would "indicate a particular time, location, or the true identity of the person who posted the comment". The video blogger says he took a screen grab, flagged the comment and notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation and YouTube which removed the comment. (more...)
HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8 HMD Global releases Android 8.1 update for Nokia 8
- February 15, 2018

The newest Oreo update includes features such as battery saving navigation buttons, revamped Power menu, Bluetooth battery percentage, and a new Setting menu, as per the changelog. The emoji fix was one of the changes introduced in Android 8.1 release . This means the Nokia-branded handsets sold in the last three months of 2017 were more than manufacturers like, and. (more...)
Facebook Losing Young Users To Rival Snapchat In UK Facebook Losing Young Users To Rival Snapchat In UK
- February 15, 2018

This year, in fact, less than half of USA internet consumers ages 12-to-17 will use Facebook , the research foresees. Facebook's problem is due to SNapchat , which has doubled its take-up rate among social site users to 43%. While the instant messaging platform is popular among young people, it's set to only gather 86.5 million users in 2018, which is still lower than Instagram and Facebook respectively. (more...)
Price in India, Specifications Price in India, Specifications
- February 14, 2018

The launch of the latest smartphones in the Redmi Note series comes after the company launched the Redmi Note 4 previous year which became the No. Note 5 comes with FullView display and is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC. Both will be available in the same colors as the Redmi Note 5 Pro . The device is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 and might come with different storage variants. (more...)
New Type Of 3D Vision In Praying Mantis Discovered New Type Of 3D Vision In Praying Mantis Discovered
- February 10, 2018

Our brain then merges the two images to create one - which helps us work out things like distances, for example. All kinds of animals, including humans and other primates, can do this, said senior author Jenny Read, a neuroscientist at Newcastle University in England. (more...)
Snapchat's Q4 Shows Better Than Expected Revenue and User Growth Snapchat's Q4 Shows Better Than Expected Revenue and User Growth
- February 09, 2018

Mr. Greenfield said Snap was a communications company that was trying to develop an advertising business. Snap's share-price climb comes at a time when technology stocks are getting battered in the middle of stock market volatility. (more...)
Streams of David Bowie's Life on Mars spike following SpaceX launch Streams of David Bowie's Life on Mars spike following SpaceX launch
- February 08, 2018

With 27 engines, the Falcon Heavy is capable of lifting 140,000 pounds into low Earth orbit. SpaceX's rocket launch on Tuesday is undoubtedly one of finest and most remarkable performances by flight tests taken place in last decade. (more...)
Puppy Bowl to feature animals rescued from areas impacted by hurricanes Puppy Bowl to feature animals rescued from areas impacted by hurricanes
- February 04, 2018

But Feb. 4 also brings the year's cutest competitions, as the Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl each return for more "awwww"-inspiring spectacle". The adoption center originally wanted to do a " puppy bowl ", as seen on the Animal Planet TV network, but due to health concerns, they opted not to. (more...)
Nintendo Forecasts 18 Million Nintendo Switch Units Shipped by March Nintendo Forecasts 18 Million Nintendo Switch Units Shipped by March
- February 01, 2018

The U.S. turned out to be the biggest taker of the device at 5.94 million units. Nintendo's rolled out the red carpet for its latest hardware and software figures, confirming Super Mario Odyssey is the best-selling game on Switch having sold an earth-shattering 9.07 million units globally. (more...)
Killer whales can imitate human speech and blow raspberries, says new study Killer whales can imitate human speech and blow raspberries, says new study
- February 01, 2018

Recent studies have offered additional examples of "talking" animals: a beluga whale in San Diego's National Marine Mammal Foundation that could say the word "out", and a zoo elephant in South Korea named Koshik that can say, "hello", "good", "no", "sit down" and "lie down" in Korean. (more...)
A super blue blood moon set to appear Wednesday
- January 30, 2018

The first is a bit more complicated, referring to the third full moon in an astronomical season with four full moons (compared to the usual three). But twice in each lunar cycle, the moon does cross into our planet's orbital plane . Some parts of the United States will be treated to a lunar eclipse, making this the first lunar trifecta in 150 years. The origin of the phrase " blue moon " is unknown and has nothing to do with the actual color of the moon . (more...)
White House Calls For End to ISS Funding in 2025 White House Calls For End to ISS Funding in 2025
- January 28, 2018

As of now, the USA government spends about $3bn (£2.1bn) to $4bn a year on the ISS , representing a total investment of over $87bn in the project that has spanned over 20 years now. Companies like SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada Corp are paid billions to fly cargo and supplies there. Eric Stallmer, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, said that he looks "forward to working with the administration on a transition plan for the station that includes the commercial ... (more...)
Falcon Heavy completes static fire test Falcon Heavy completes static fire test
- January 28, 2018

The Falcon Heavy is basically three Falcon 9 rockets - SpaceX's workhorse of a launcher - strapped together, giving it the ability to launch larger payloads than SpaceX has ever been able to haul before, to destinations like Mars. (more...)