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Destiny 2's Servers Go Down For a Few Hours Today Destiny 2's Servers Go Down For a Few Hours Today
- September 14, 2017

Destiny 1 servers will be down at exactly the same time - although, who is playing Destiny 1 anymore? Doing so will net you a sweet prize after completing the Raid . The Nine are also mentioned several times throughout the Raid , alluding to the competitive player vs. player mode Trials of the Nine which will be unlocked on September 15. (more...)
Apple Releases iTunes 12.7
- September 14, 2017

As well as removing the app store from iTunes Apple has also removed the ringtones section, you can see the release notes below. Although users won't be able to redownload previously purchased apps or ringtones on iTunes 12 .7, users will still be able to sync those by plugging in their iOS device . (more...)
Hurricane Jose - A Potential Threat to Canadian Coasts? Hurricane Jose - A Potential Threat to Canadian Coasts?
- September 13, 2017

Jose, a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, is now located a few hundred miles to the north of Puerto Rico, steadily moving toward the northwest and away from land at 16 mph. Jose will turn toward the north tonight and Monday, then toward the northeast Monday night, with a slower forward motion. "Canada appears more like than the U.S.to receive a hit from Jose at this point, but it is too early to be believer in these long-range model forecasts", Masters wrote in his ... (more...)
Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Fresno State Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Fresno State
- September 12, 2017

He kept on a zone read and sprinted for a touchdown, stepping out of a last-gasp tackle attempt at the 15. "That can be a big momentum changer, coming out fast.", Hurts said. "We need to move forward in terms of what we need to do to continue to try to improve and become a better team". UA quarterbacks haven't thrown an interception, and the Crimson Tide recovered its lone fumble. (more...)
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp drops hint over Philippe Coutinho involvement against Sevilla Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp drops hint over Philippe Coutinho involvement against Sevilla
- September 12, 2017

Aside from his suspension for three domestic games - Mane can still play against Sevilla on Wednesday - the African's absence ensures Philippe Coutinho's first-team exile ends sooner rather than later, Klopp suggesting the timescale for his return was always another "three or four days". (more...)
Destiny 2 Xbox One issues roundup: Connection issues, freezes, and more Destiny 2 Xbox One issues roundup: Connection issues, freezes, and more
- September 10, 2017

The original Destiny , released in 2014 from the studio behind the popular Halo series, was a huge hit. Once Destiny 2 Expansion 1 launches, attention will turn to Destiny 2 Expansion 2. Is it fair to call Destiny 2 an apology? Destiny 2 promises a real narrative. The only downgrade I notice is in the soundtrack, which has never seemed to recover since Bungie unceremoniously fired Marty O'Donnell (who also composed the score for Bungie's Halo titles). (more...)
Huawei unveils mobile AI computing platform Huawei unveils mobile AI computing platform
- September 06, 2017

This includes processing all the real-time, personalized data that's generated by a phone's sensors, and in turn fulfilling Huawei's goal of providing a personalized experience. The company plans to position the Kirin 970 as an open platform for developing mobile artificial intelligence features. The Kirin 970 chip is designed by Huwaei's HiSilicon chip design business. (more...)
Xbox One Will Soon Support Keyboard and Mouse Xbox One Will Soon Support Keyboard and Mouse
- September 06, 2017

Xbox CVP Mike Ybarra discussed about the mouse and keyboard inputs during a panel at PAX west , ensuring that Microsoft is taking particular care about when to bring those inputs to Xbox functionality. He emphasized that once a keyboard and mouse support is added to Xbox One , Microsoft would "coach" developers about the best practices. He certainly has a point, and it's very likely that Xbox One S will remain the best-selling Xbox One model in the years to come. (more...)
New iPhone: the latest information New iPhone: the latest information
- September 04, 2017

The iPhone X will be the limited edition device with an asking price of over $1000 with never before seen smartphone features. Apple and Accenture have joined hands to help businesses build better applications for iOS, the operating system that powers Apple's iPhone , iPad and iPod Touch. (more...)
Windows Fall Creators Update available from October 17th Windows Fall Creators Update available from October 17th
- September 02, 2017

The Lenovo Explorer device requires a PC to operate and runs applications developed for WMR or Microsoft HoloLens and other AR/VR devices. Full details on the device, such as a full specification list, are yet to be unveiled, but Lenovo have confirmed that there will be more than 100 virtual reality (VR) compatible videogames and apps available for the device on launch. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8: It's The Final Countdown! Apple iPhone 8: It's The Final Countdown!
- August 31, 2017

If Apple announces the iPhone 8 on Tuesday, September 12, as reported by the Wall Street Journal , the new phone could be available to preorder as early as Friday, September 15. The company that's widely expected to supply the key wireless charging chip technology to Apple is Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO). Apple is hoping a newly redesigned iPhone can spur major demand for its flagship device. (more...)
Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro hands-on review Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro hands-on review
- August 31, 2017

And as for the display , it is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent nicks and scratches. The last accessory announced by Samsung was the Gear IconX (2018) cord-free earbuds. The Gear Fit2 Pro uses the Super AMOLED 1.5-inch display to provide real-time updates and smartphone notifications. That gives you a 302ppi pixel density, which in short means the screen should be sharp and clear, as well as colorful thanks to Samsung's AMOLED screen technology. (more...)
Apple Launch Event Set for September 12; iPhone 8 Coming? Apple Launch Event Set for September 12; iPhone 8 Coming?
- August 29, 2017

The iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone in history to support wireless charging out of the box, a feature that's been available on Android phones for years. Apple will reportedly host an event to unveil the phones, along with a new Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV in about two weeks. It added the device will launch in September this year. (more...)
BYU AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Likely To Be Moved From Houston BYU AdvoCare Texas Kickoff Likely To Be Moved From Houston
- August 29, 2017

LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has announced that the Tigers' season opener this Saturday against BYU will "almost certainly" be relocated. Alleva said Tiger Stadium has been offered up, but said he "doesn't think that is going to happen". (more...)
Counter protesters claim victory in Berkeley demonstrations Counter protesters claim victory in Berkeley demonstrations
- August 29, 2017

The crowd was orderly but robust, with protesters chanting "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist U.S.". At about 11:50 a.m., police led a handcuffed man in a yellow T-shirt out of Civic Center park. Paramedics treated six people and transported two of them to hospitals, police said . Some downtown Berkeley stores were already boarded up early Sunday morning, as property owners anxious about vandalism. (more...)
Samsung, Motorola and Huawei Gets Android 8.0 Update Samsung, Motorola and Huawei Gets Android 8.0 Update
- August 28, 2017

This seems slightly ambitious, but at the same time, if you're going to release an expensive flagship device, you should also be able to keep it up-to-date. The new update is reported to improve mobile device efficiency and user experience - generally polishing the Nougat 7.0. We already noted the Rescue Party for bootlooping devices , additional emojis , and the major features like Wide-gamut Color, Downloadable Fonts, In-app Shortcut Pinning, and Adaptive Icons among others. (more...)
Infosys names former chief Nilekani as chair diffusing feud with founders Infosys names former chief Nilekani as chair diffusing feud with founders
- August 25, 2017

Nandan Nilekani , who was one of the original 7 co-founders of the company, left Infosys in 2009 while he was vice-president to head UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India). His chairman has been accepted, the company said in a statement. Also stepping down from the Board, effective immediately, are Dr. Vishal Sikka, Prof. (more...)
India's Infosys approves buyback of shares India's Infosys approves buyback of shares
- August 25, 2017

While Sikka did not name Murthy for his exit, the board of the Dollars 10 billion firm blamed him for " continuous assault " through "factually inaccurate" and "already-disproved rumours" for the sudden resignation "despite strong Board support". (more...)
Walmart Teams With Google On Voice Activated Shopping Walmart Teams With Google On Voice Activated Shopping
- August 24, 2017

Walmart is all set to renew its rivalry with Amazon , this time with Google on its side. Walmart is one of the most popular and known corporate giant in the U.S. Walmart is known to have one of the most sophisticated customer analytics systems in retail. Walmart is able offer the discounts by delivering the products directly to its 4,700 stores, saving on costs by avoiding shipping to individual shoppers' homes. (more...)
Stunning 592bhp Ferrari Portofino Revealed - Goodbye California! Stunning 592bhp Ferrari Portofino Revealed - Goodbye California!
- August 24, 2017

As is tradition, Ferrari didn't announce how much its new auto will cost. Ferrari says the result is a smoother auto whether being pushed hard or transporting the family. There's also an electrically deployable wind deflector that is said to reduce wind flow into the interior by 30%, helping to make the auto quieter at speed. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus: the weigh Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 Plus: the weigh
- August 24, 2017

Before delving into my hands-on first impressions , here are the key facts you need to know about Samsung's latest phablet. Beyond safety concerns, Samsung's Note 8 will face stiff competition from the newest version of the iPhone, which is expected this fall. (more...)
Buhari directs service chiefs to ensure Nigeria's unity Buhari directs service chiefs to ensure Nigeria's unity
- August 24, 2017

In the closed-door meeting the chief of Air Staff Sadique Abubakar, general inspector of Police Ibrahim Idris, the responsible of State Security Department Lawal Daura and a representative of the chief of Naval Staff have been also present. (more...)
HTC Confirms Android Oreo Update for HTC 10, U11, and U Ultra
- August 24, 2017

The name will be economically beneficial for both the parties involved. You can expect the newer handsets to launch with the latest version of Android 8 Oreo or maybe not. Among the new features arriving with Google's latest mobile operating system update, Android 8.0 Oreo , is a new defense system against malware trickery when installing apps from outside of Google Play. (more...)
Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in U.S., eMarketer Says Facebook Usage Among Teens Set to Drop in U.S., eMarketer Says
- August 23, 2017

The usage of Facebook among 18 to 24 age group will grow slow than previously predicted. Teenagers are going on Facebook less and less, so much so that an analysis group predicts a 3.4 percent drop in users ages 12 to 17 in comparison to 2016. (more...)
Google Assistant-Powered Headphones Might be on the Way Google Assistant-Powered Headphones Might be on the Way
- August 23, 2017

This suggests that unlike Apple's AirPods , which wakes its own Siri assistant with a double-tap, Google is opting for a more physical approach somewhat like Samsung's "Bixby button" found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 - as well as possibly the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 . (more...)
Possible New Google Chromebook Pixel & Smaller Google In The Works Possible New Google Chromebook Pixel & Smaller Google In The Works
- August 23, 2017

The last time the search company released a Chromebook Pixel was back in 2015 and if this materializes, it should be great for users of the current model wishing to upgrade to a newer and more powerful version. It's not yet clear if the same holds true for the mini Google Home or not. The blog speculates that Google's 2017 Chromebook Pixel could be anything from another own-brand budget laptop running the limited Chrome OS, to a serious new Surface Pro rival based on Google's secretive " ... (more...)
Intel launches new 8th generation core processors Intel launches new 8th generation core processors
- August 22, 2017

Still, Intel justifies the generational shift by the fact that these first 8th gen processors delivers "up to 40 percent greater productivity than 7th Gen processors and 2X more productivity vs. The first computers ( laptops and 2-in-1s) with 8th-gen chips, available in Core i5 or i7 (U-series) flavors, will ship at the beginning of September with up to 145 designs available. (more...)
Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Stock Rises on Earnings Report Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) Stock Rises on Earnings Report
- August 20, 2017

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc . The institutional investor held 33,270 shares of the consumer non-durables company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $2.92 million, up from 21,592 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Therefore 73% are positive. The Company's divisions include Specialty Phosphates US & Canada, Specialty Phosphates Mexico, and Granular Triple Super Phosphate & Other. (more...)
Xi offers condolences to Spain Xi offers condolences to Spain
- August 19, 2017

Thursday's attacked occurred when a Fiat van was driven down the pedestrianised Las Ramblas area on Thursday afternoon, killing 13 and injured scores more people. That house blew up Wednesday night, killing one person, apparently as a result of exploding gas canisters. The department said Friday that diplomats from the USA consulate in Barcelona are continuing to work with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to Americans. (more...)
LG V30: Everything we know so far LG V30: Everything we know so far
- August 18, 2017

Following weeks of rumors and some low-quality videos appearing on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRecord website, we've finally got a good look at LG's upcoming V30 smartphone - and it could be the company's most attractive handset to date. If the G6 and Samsung's Galaxy S8 were to hook up and have relations, the V30 is what their offspring would look like. The phone carries the volume rockers on the left side, and on the right side we see the SIM Tray. (more...)
Google testing lighter version of 'Search' app for slow internet connections Google testing lighter version of 'Search' app for slow internet connections
- August 18, 2017

Like other "lite" apps, Search Lite is optimized for use on slower connections, and uses less data than the "standard" search app, as well as supporting more offline features. Another nifty and useful feature integrated by the developers is the ability to open web pages within the search app, in Lite mode. Besides, it may not reach those in countries where internet is fast enough to access content without having to use a lite mode. (more...)
PS4's latest firmware update is live for beta testers PS4's latest firmware update is live for beta testers
- August 18, 2017

Those who were chosen to participate in the PS4 firmware 5.0 beta should receive an email with instructions on how to download the update and get started. However, for everyday PS4 users, the ability to block pop-up notifications when playing video is long overdue. Sony is also boosting the Quick Menu, bringing easy access to all notifications. (more...)
Google Improves Collab Tools in Sheets, Slides, and Docs Google Improves Collab Tools in Sheets, Slides, and Docs
- August 17, 2017

Late past year Google introduced custom templates in Docs , Sheets , Slides , and Forms for faster formatting. The new tools feature heavily on version control and tracking changes in Docs , Slides and Sheets . Users will also be able accept or reject all suggestions at once (Tools Review suggested edits Accept all or Reject all). The suggest changes toggle should be enabled, and mobile suggestions should be made while using the suggestion mode . (more...)
Pixel 2 To Use HTC's Trademark Phone Squeeze Feature Pixel 2 To Use HTC's Trademark Phone Squeeze Feature
- August 16, 2017

Elsewhere the OS is listed as Android 8.0.1 with an August security patch. A year later, on August 15, the 2017 Google Pixel 2 has stopped by the same body, giving us details of the expected specs and features as well as confirming that the phone's release is drawing closer. (more...)
Here's Microsoft's take on Surface Reliability reports by Consumer Reports Here's Microsoft's take on Surface Reliability reports by Consumer Reports
- August 15, 2017

Microsoft has responded to criticism of its Surface products after US-based consumer group Consumer Reports criticised their reliability. Seen by Paul Thurrott , the document not only specifies that Microsoft experienced "some quality issues " with both the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 , but gives a chart of return rates. (more...)
Snap added fewer users and made less money than Wall Street expected Snap added fewer users and made less money than Wall Street expected
- August 12, 2017

The announcement sent shares of Snap 16% lower during after-hours trading in NY. In May, Snap reported disappointing earnings , its first as a public company. Snapchat users under age 25 spend more than 40 minutes per day on the app, while those over 25 spend more than 20 minutes a day on the app. "We'd have to add more than 10 million daily active users in the rest of world for every 1 million daily active users in the USA and Canada in order to make the same amount of money", ... (more...)
Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft laptops, tablets Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft laptops, tablets
- August 11, 2017

As such, this is the first year that Consumer Reports has had enough data to estimate predicted reliability for its laptops. They include the Microsoft Surface laptop (both the 128 GB and 256 GB models) and the Microsoft Surface Book (128 GB and 512 GB models). (more...)
Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator
- August 09, 2017

The Lane Thomas Foundation shared a photo of the memorial online, saying it was created to honor their loving boy Lane. The toddler had just stepped into the water at the edge of the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Grand Floridian Resort when the alligator grabbed him, to the horror of his family. (more...)
Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub Microsoft's Making it Easier to Buy Surface Hardware, Including Hub
- August 02, 2017

A big selling point for this plan is that fact that customers can upgrade to the latest Surface model after an 18-month period. The plan is based on Microsoft's older Surface Membership program ., whose members will be grandfathered into the new version. (more...)
Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves? Is '13 Reasons Why' Helping Kids Kill Themselves?
- August 01, 2017

It has renewed the series for a second season . Online searches about suicide and suicidal methods soared in the weeks following the release of controversial Netflix drama " 13 Reasons Why ", about a teenage girl who killed herself, U.S. (more...)
Kashmir: Burqa-clad gunmen loot 5 lakh from bank in Arwani Kashmir: Burqa-clad gunmen loot 5 lakh from bank in Arwani
- August 01, 2017

A police official said bank officials claim ₹5 lakh were looted. Anantnag police has registered a case and investigation was set into motion. The official said during the initial investigation conducted by the police with the help of CCTV footage, it has been found that HM militants were involved in the bank robbery. (more...)
Apple pulls VPNs from Chinese App Store Apple pulls VPNs from Chinese App Store
- July 31, 2017

One firm, ExpressVPN , published a blog containing a letter allegedly from Apple which explained that the software had been removed from the store on the basis it included content that is illegal on the mainland. This announcement led to huge criticism by VPN providers as they say that this removal is because Apple was unable to handle pressure from Beijing cyber regulators. (more...)
Rays get lefty slugger Lucas Duda in trade with Mets Rays get lefty slugger Lucas Duda in trade with Mets
- July 29, 2017

Duda, 31, is hitting.246 with 17 home runs and 37 RBIs this season. Several teams recently inquired about trades for Smith, but the 23-year-old now lands in NY. But, they are more critical of Dom Smith, who is expected to be called up to replace Duda "soon", according to a Mets source . Addison Reed , Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera are all reportedly available to be traded . (more...)
'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' (ALL) Season Pass & Pre-order Details 'Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' (ALL) Season Pass & Pre-order Details
- July 28, 2017

If your pre-order The New Colossus, Episode Zero will be included in your pack, but it seems the The Freedom Chronicles season pass is sold separately. The latest trailer for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus fleshes out a scene briefly shown at the E3, where a Nazi walks into a bar and orders a strawberry milkshake. (more...)
Brics Summit: NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi Brics Summit: NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi
- July 28, 2017

Yang separately exchanged views with the three senior representatives on bilateral relations, worldwide and regional issues and multilateral affairs, and set forth China's position on bilateral issues and major problems, the report said, without giving further details. (more...)
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users
- July 27, 2017

According to the company, WhatsApp now services over 1.3 billion active monthly users and its servers see 55 billion messages sent every day in 60 languages. WhatsApp rolled out the Snapchat like status feature a few months ago and even added a status tab only next to the home tab. Based on the stellar growth of WhatsApp, he got a bargain. (more...)
Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter Roomba Is Mapping Your House to Make IoT Gadgets Smarter
- July 26, 2017

Those companies declined or did not respond to Reuters seeking additional comment. In a recent interview with Reuters , iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle said his company may sell maps of users' homes to third-party companies working on smart home devices . (more...)
Microsoft Paint is dead; long live Microsoft Paint Microsoft Paint is dead; long live Microsoft Paint
- July 26, 2017

Such a move seems logical though given that Microsoft has already introduced the Paint 3D app early this year and is created to come across as a more modern replacement of the Paint . It is in fact going to be available for free on the Windows Store. But Saunders is still pushing Paint 3D that would come with Windows 10 Creators Update . (more...)
Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die
- July 26, 2017

His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard , had wanted to keep him on life support and transport him to the United States in order to try an experimental treatment . "Charlie is a child who requires highly specialised treatment". The couple cried at London's High Court on Monday as their lawyer said time had run out for 11-month-old Charlie. (more...)
Malayalam Actress Assault: Kerala High Court Rejects Actor Dileep's Bail Plea Malayalam Actress Assault: Kerala High Court Rejects Actor Dileep's Bail Plea
- July 25, 2017

The local body president GD Shiju in his complaint has said that the actor encroached 20 cents of land on the banks of Periyar river in the panchayat and got it registered in the name of his then wife Manju Warrier in 2005. During the same time period, Rs 1lakh was deposited in Suni's account by an unnamed person. Dileep was not an even accused in the final report submitted in April. (more...)