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SDCC 2017: Ready Player One debuts and it's fantastic! SDCC 2017: Ready Player One debuts and it's fantastic!
- July 24, 2017

We just simply was unaware of what Ready Player One was, but we think you agree after watching the following trailer any of you that are movie fans will, at the very least have your intrigue peaked. sigh , I know) of pop culture. I am not familiar with the book that this film is based on. Steven Spielberg has received an impressive ovation upon his entry in the Hall of the 6,500-seat Convention center in San Diego, with the author Ernie Cline . (more...)
Ford's F-150 police pickup packs 375 hp Ford's F-150 police pickup packs 375 hp
- July 22, 2017

Ford has given law enforcement a way to save fuel with the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan , and to better blend with traffic to catch speeders with slim-profile LED visor light bars on the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility . Additional F-150 Police Responder performance enhancements include a police-calibrated brake system with upgraded calipers and pad friction material, upgraded front-stabilizer bar for improved braking and handling and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires. (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online app is now available for iOS, Android devices
- July 20, 2017

Nintendo will be adding more games that will support the app down the line like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS . Nintendo is taking its time rolling out a full online service for the Switch . Alongside the app's debut on iOS and Android today, Nintendo's support page for the app shared a few more details about the app and what to expect. (more...)
Andromeda gets a free trial on Xbox One, PS4, PC Andromeda gets a free trial on Xbox One, PS4, PC
- July 16, 2017

The launch of Mass Effect Andromeda has been a bit underwhelming for many, but BioWare has gone right to work to improve the game, and quite a lot has been done to address some of the initial issues. Though there were plans to continue working on new Mass Effect games, Andromeda's shaky launch has caused plans for the series to change. But in co-op can all hang at least 10 hours. (more...)
Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions
- July 16, 2017

Ruben Gallego , an Arizona Democrat with several amendments pending, told CNN. The House rules committee made the first batch of 85 amendments in order Tuesday evening, with only a couple dealing with Russian Federation, and none of the amendments tied to Trump's businesses. (more...)
Pagegroup (LON:PAGE) Price Target Increased to GBX 458 at Morgan Stanley Pagegroup (LON:PAGE) Price Target Increased to GBX 458 at Morgan Stanley
- July 15, 2017

Saga PLC has a 12-month low of GBX 180.30 and a 12-month high of GBX 227.38. 11/10/2016 - Kier Group had its "Overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove. 2,500 shares were sold by NOONAN PATRICK F, worth $153,550. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Anglo American plc shares while 206 reduced holdings. (more...)
You're in such good shape, Trump tells first lady of France You're in such good shape, Trump tells first lady of France
- July 15, 2017

He frequently brags that if it wasn't incest, ' perhaps he'd be dating her, ' has said it's fine to refer to her as 'a piece of ass ,' that 'she's got the best body,' and is hot. He congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL' mah-KROHN'). The parade - marking 100 years since the Americans entered World War One - also features horses, planes and helicopters. (more...)
Sikkim stand-off: Indian Army pitch tents for long haul in Doklam Sikkim stand-off: Indian Army pitch tents for long haul in Doklam
- July 12, 2017

The month-long confrontation - being seen as the longest since 1962 - near Sikkim began following China's efforts to build a road in the strategically important Dokalam area in Bhutan referred to as Donglong by the Chinese. "Let us be clear what is not happening: the United States is not withdrawing from the world", Jaishankar said. News18earlier reported that the Chinese Embassy's website that had said that the two "exchanged views" on the "current bilateral relations" between the two ... (more...)
Steam Bans Over 40000 Accounts After Summer Sale Steam Bans Over 40000 Accounts After Summer Sale
- July 12, 2017

Previously, the biggest ban was 15,000 accounts in one day, which was only back in October 2016. An additional 4,972 accounts got banned thanks to in-game reports , bringing the total value of skins and other digital items lost as a result of bans up to $9,580, according to tracking site Vac-Ban . (more...)
Panama Probe Team Finds 'Glaring Disparities' in Nawaz Sharif's Family Income Panama Probe Team Finds 'Glaring Disparities' in Nawaz Sharif's Family Income
- July 11, 2017

The PML-N government has said the investigation report will not be accepted by it, as a statement of former Qatari prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani, a key defence witness, is still expected. It also highlighted "irregular movement" of huge sums of money in the form "loans and gifts" between Sharif and his youngest son from various companies set up in Saudi Arabia , the United Kingdom and the UAE. (more...)
Secretary of Defense On North Korea: Secretary of Defense On North Korea: "Our Defenses Right Now Are Sufficient"
- July 09, 2017

Leader Kim Jong-Un staged a mass rally in the capital, with dancing and fireworks lighting the streets. A pair of supersonic bombers fired inert weapons at a range in South Korea, the Air Force said Saturday, in a show of force days after North Korea tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile . (more...)
Microsoft To Cut Up To 3000 Jobs, Mostly Outside US, Says Report Microsoft To Cut Up To 3000 Jobs, Mostly Outside US, Says Report
- July 08, 2017

According to CNBC , these layoffs amounts to almost 10% of sales division staff and 75% of those will be outside U.S. Microsoft cloud service Azure has seen a rapid progress in last 2 years. MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that it's making job cuts across its sales and marketing businesses, with up to 4,000 staffers facing the chop. Chief executive Satya Nadella has been focusing on the firm's cloud unit, which has been a source of strength for Microsoft . (more...)
Amazon Aims To Hook Buyers with July 11 Prime Day Amazon Aims To Hook Buyers with July 11 Prime Day
- July 08, 2017

In Germany, Austria and the United Kingdom, the company is holding a contest for customers streaming on Prime Video to win EUR/GBP 100,000. Amazon has been pushing customers to take the prime subscription and discounts offered on prime day sales are one way the company incentivizes customers to become a prime member . (more...)
Instagram Stories adds unique feature, Snapchat is shook Instagram Stories adds unique feature, Snapchat is shook
- July 08, 2017

And the same, because you can literally now reply to anything in your story feed with a video - because sometimes there are just no words. Instagram has updated its Stories feature with the ability to reply to stories with either photos or video. (more...)
Jobs Sprout in June in US Jobs Sprout in June in US
- July 08, 2017

Chief economist for the global information company, IHS, Nariman Behravesh says wage growth will probably pick up over the next year as the economy gains between 150 and 180 thousand jobs a month. In the first half of 2017, healthcare added an average of 24,000 jobs per month, so June's additions beat the average. This is below the targeted growth rate of 3.5 percent. (more...)
Halo 5: Guardians will get a 4K upgrade with Xbox One X Halo 5: Guardians will get a 4K upgrade with Xbox One X
- July 07, 2017

Leading things off was words of Halo 5's 4K upgrade on the Xbox One X, something 343 admitted that it wasn't quite ready to commit to a few weeks ago at E3 in Los Angeles. With that being said, if you're looking for a Halo fix, today 343 Industries announced that four Halo games will be joining Backward Compatibility for the Xbox One! All of these games will include campaign and multiplayer in full, and will even support LAN play on Xbox One, which includes LAN play between ... (more...)
Women in WH Earn 80 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men Women in WH Earn 80 Cents on the Dollar Compared to Men
- July 06, 2017

This salary survey comes at a time when nations like Iceland have already initiated the process of ensuring equal pay for men and women. CNN reported on the White House pay gap as though men and women working the same jobs are paid differently, but the fourth paragraph of their report tells a different story. (more...)
Samsung Electronics to bring over 950 positions to SC Samsung Electronics to bring over 950 positions to SC
- June 30, 2017

Despite having a first-ranked 17.3% share of the U.S. appliance market - the world's largest - Samsung has only one semiconductor factory in Texas, and no United States appliance factories. Samsung also acquired audio supplier Harman for $8 billion and committed $1.2 billion to US-based R&D and investments for Internet of Things technology. (more...)
South Korea Has No Plans to Reverse Deployment of US-Backed THAAD South Korea Has No Plans to Reverse Deployment of US-Backed THAAD
- June 30, 2017

Later on Wednesday, Moon attended a Korea-U.S. business summit dinner and delivered a speech in which he proposed that the Korea-U.S. military alliance be expanded to become a strategic economic partnership. But some leading North Korea experts in the United States are urging Trump to rethink his position on preconditions, possibly sending a high-level presidential delegation to North Korea in exchange for a freeze on ballistic missile and nuclear tests. (more...)
Midfielder To Complete £35m Chelsea Move Next Week After Snubbing Man Utd
- June 26, 2017

According to reports on ESPN written by senior football writer Mark Ogden, Nemanja Matic's move to Manchester United is nearly a done deal and could be finished before the end of the week. As a result, a move away from West London is on the cards for the Serbia global, and a possible reunion with Jose Mourinho is in the offing. Juventus are still thought to be interested, and were heavily linked with a move for him last summer, but if Jose Mourinho does decide to try and sign Matic for ... (more...)
Cars 3 Takes Pole Position At The US Box Office Cars 3 Takes Pole Position At The US Box Office
- June 25, 2017

Disney and Pixar's " Cars 3 " is headed for a $51 million-plus U.S. debut, the lowest in the franchise but easily enough to chase the competition off the road and win the weekend. The film has added a further $297.2 million internationally, and will soon overtake 2008's Mamma Mia ($609.8 million) to become the highest-grossing movie from a female director. (more...)
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads
- June 24, 2017

Google is looking to bring its consumer-based Gmail service in line with its G Suite for businesses, the latter of which includes a version of Gmail that does not get scanned in order to personalize ads. The search engine chose to stop scanning the inboxes of Gmail free users for targeted advertisements later this year . Google argued in court in 2013 that its users should have a reasonable expectation that their emails are subject to "automatic processing", but the judge disagreed, finding ... (more...)
Sega Forever Let's You Take the Classics On the Go Sega Forever Let's You Take the Classics On the Go
- June 24, 2017

Sega Forever is available now for both iOS and Android for free, with players having the option to turn off advertising forever with a $1.99 in-app purchase. You can find the Forever series on its official websites. Leaderboards and the ability to save your game are two other additional features to round-off this extremely generous and frankly unexpected package. (more...)
Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals Warriors' Game 5 win wraps up highly-watched NBA Finals
- June 23, 2017

There will be one question inevitably asked this offseason by most of the 29 other teams in the National Basketball Association whose fingers didn't get to smudge the golden surface of the Larry O'Brien Trophy this year. It has been great three-year run, but we feel like we can carry this forward. We'll see what happens. The Cavaliers exceeded the luxury tax a year ago by $54 million trying to make James happy, and they lost $40 million for the season. (more...)
'Sega Forever' Brings Classic Games To Mobile Devices 'Sega Forever' Brings Classic Games To Mobile Devices
- June 22, 2017

All games are, and will continue to be, free to download and free to play, and each will be available as its own individual title, so you can easily choose which games you want to play and which you don't. Sega has come out swinging at the likes of Nintendo's NES Mini and all those mobile retro game emulators with the release of Sega Forever . Dubbed Sega Forever , the collection is free for iOS and Android users, and brings some of the platform's beloved icons back to life for gaming ... (more...)
Minecraft is going totally cross-platform
- June 15, 2017

When the new update hits, players will be able to play together regardless of which device the player plays the game on, if they are playing on special designated servers. While servers are now being used, Mojang is offering official support to community members for the first time , initially partnering with Lifeboat , InPvP , Mineplex , and Cubecraft at launch. (more...)
Skull and Bones is Ubisoft's 'ultimate pirate experience' Skull and Bones is Ubisoft's 'ultimate pirate experience'
- June 13, 2017

Unlike Assassin's Creed , Skull & Bones will be a multiplayer game. Skull and Bones is out in Fall 2018 for Xbox One X, Xbox One, PS4 , PS4 Pro and PC. Colonial Empires, Trading Companies, and Pirate Gangs all want to control the waters. Their ships will have an arsenal of weapons onboard to help take out their foes. (more...)
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
- June 10, 2017

Using the HomePod is like using Siri , without the need to tap any buttons. The HomePod speaker stands just under seven inches (18 cm) tall and is covered in fabric mesh that will come in white or gray. Apple said the same chip used in the iPhone will power the speaker. The new Echo Show goes on sale on June 28 for $230. Spending on smart home related hardware, services and installation fees will reach US$155 billion by 2022, up from nearly US$90 billion this year, with devices ... (more...)
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
- June 09, 2017

To keep up with Amazon and Google , it is high time that Apple create a smart speaker . On the software side, upgrades made to Apple's iOS mobile operating system seem to be the real showstoppers, with the release of iOS 11 (pictured above). (more...)
South Africa wins toss, bats 1st against Pakistan
- June 08, 2017

The top two teams from each group progress to the semi-finals. Prior to Wednesday's game at Edgbaston, the Champions Trophy had been a mix of no-results and no-contests. Morkel's return to the attack, with light drizzle now falling, ended a 52-run stand when Hafeez pulled straight to Imran Tahir at long-leg to depart for 26. (more...)
Apple launches Homepod, takes aim at Amazon's Echo
- June 07, 2017

That speaker has now been officially announced during WWDC , and it's called the HomePod . Apple said HomePod can pick up the commands from across the room with a 6-microphone array. "We want to combine this all ", he said. That's a bold claim given that this is Apple's first major foray into the speaker market . Apple vice president Phil Schiller said the Siri team at Apple had tuned the assistant into a "musicologist" that learns the tastes of listeners and gets songs ... (more...)
MacOS High Sierra Release Date, Features & Details MacOS High Sierra Release Date, Features & Details
- June 07, 2017

Federighi explained that it uses machine learning to identify and track blockers, so that ads don't follow users across pages. And finally , Apple is bringing its high-performance, more reliable file system APFS to the Mac. It will feature recommendations of new releases and updates , videos , charts for games. Photos Upgrades includes better face recognition that syncs across devices. (more...)
New Siri speaker expected as Apple takes on Amazon's Alexa
- June 06, 2017

The big question is whether or not people are going to be willing to spend this much for the HomePod, and what kind of support Apple will offer for third party apps, like Spotify. Now, if you are looking for one device that does everything instead, then I suppose the HomePod might be your answer, and is heading your way later this year. (more...)
You Can Download Puzzler 'Monument Valley 2' Right Now You Can Download Puzzler 'Monument Valley 2' Right Now
- June 06, 2017

If Monument Valley 2 seems like a game up your alley, it is now available through Apple's App Store for a one-time $5 purchase. Sequel to the Apple Game of the Year 2014, Monument Valley 2 presents a brand new adventure set in a handsome and impossible world. (more...)
Microsoft Showcases Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Microsoft Showcases Windows Mixed Reality Headsets
- June 05, 2017

Microsoft had previously announced that Acer , Asus , Dell , HP, and Lenovo would be producing MR headsets , but today at Computex saw more details emerge of the Dell, Asus and Lenovo models. Microsoft didn't say whether this headset will be released in 2017 so it's quite possible that it may not arrive until next year. Lenovo's headset includes built-in sensors for inside-out tracking, and a rather basic design. (more...)
The Nest Cam IQ can recognise and track intruders The Nest Cam IQ can recognise and track intruders
- June 01, 2017

One of them is the Nest IQ Cam , a smart " security camera that outsmarts other security cameras". The person detection isn't just "any generic person", but it actually uses facial recognition and can determine "familiar" faces from strangers. (more...)
9 local guards dead, 11 Americans wounded in Kabul
- June 01, 2017

Dozens of mangled and upturned cars choked the roads as wounded survivors and panicked schoolgirls scrambled to safety. But the attack underscores spiralling insecurity in Afghanistan , where a military beset by soaring casualties and desertions is struggling to beat back the insurgents. (more...)
Uber fires self-driving vehicle chief at center of court case Uber fires self-driving vehicle chief at center of court case
- May 31, 2017

The Uber engineer at the center of the company's litigation with Waymo, Anthony Levandowski , has been fired . But it may have been a necessary step after William Alsup , the federal judge overseeing the case, partly granted an injunction that Waymo had sought against Uber and instructed Uber to do whatever it could to ensure compliance, even if that meant firing Levandowski. (more...)
I Am Setsuna Developer Announces Lost Sphear for PS4, Switch & PC I Am Setsuna Developer Announces Lost Sphear for PS4, Switch & PC
- May 31, 2017

It will launch this fall in Japan, and in early 2018 in North America and Europe for $49.99. You can check out the game's debut trailer down below. The physical release is now a Square Enix Online Store exclusive for the console versions, starting at £39.99 or $49.99. (more...)
Intel's new X-Series processor family boasts a $1999 18-core CPU
- May 31, 2017

The i3 isn't welcome in what's clearly intended as a high-end family of CPUs. The Core X-Series is rightfully getting all the press this morning, as Intel is finally taking advantage of the true versatility of the PC architecture and offering enthusiasts what they've been clamoring for for years. (more...)
Nintendo files for Nintendo files for "Super Nintendo World" trademark in the US
- May 31, 2017

It's a solid name, no doubt. Unless Nintendo plans on reviving F-Zero in the most weird way possible, this particular piece of the filing seems to refer to Nintendo's desire to implement a go-kart version of Mario Kart at Super Nintendo World . (more...)
Microsoft announce the arrival of iTunes to the Windows Store
- May 27, 2017

It's likely this will be somehow tied into Cortana and its new resume features. The design scheme was previously codenamed Project Neon and is reported to have a completely different design language throughout Windows 10 . Microsoft has promised rolling out one major update to the Windows 10 system every six months. Belfiore showed new copy and paste features in Microsoft Word while also striking through lines to delete them. (more...)
Trump urges Israelis and Palestinians: Make peace
- May 26, 2017

I will call them, from now on, losers . Trump on Tuesday wrapped up the Middle East leg of his first foreign trip as president . Trump's reaction to his wife's apparent frostiness: a quick pat on her buttocks. The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most hard issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks , stalled since April 2014. (more...)
North Korea possibly behind global WannaCry attack [cybersecurity experts]
- May 25, 2017

Investigators said they had detected code similar to that used by a shadowy cybercrime network implicated in the Sony attack, the Lazarus Group , though they stressed that more investigation was necessary. That's how most ransomware finds its way onto victims' computers. Lazarus is believed to operate from China-for North Korea. "For now, more research is required into older versions of Wannacry". (more...)
Project Scorpio Lets Developers Choose The Frame Rate For Their Games Project Scorpio Lets Developers Choose The Frame Rate For Their Games
- May 23, 2017

How that pans out remains to be seen. The subject arose on Twitter after a user claimed there is frames per second parity between the two consoles when it comes to multiplayer gaming, which, according to them, means a device from 2013 is holding back the Scorpio. (more...)
Resident Evil movie series reboot is already in the works Resident Evil movie series reboot is already in the works
- May 23, 2017

Details are scarce at present, and it's unclear whether Constantin has any talent attached to the project. The Resident Evil movie franchise, which is the most successful film series based on a video game, is confirmed to be heading into a reboot. (more...)
Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA
- May 22, 2017

While the NSA has not commented on either the WannaCrypt attack or Microsoft's response, Tom Bossert, President Trump's Homeland Security adviser, said at Monday's daily White House press briefing that the infection rate has been relatively low in the United States compared to other countries, and that no federal systems have been compromised. (more...)
Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week
- May 22, 2017

Additional games and times will be announced later on. Manfred said owners were given a report on the success of the recently staged World Baseball Classic and resisted the suggestion that the heightened level of pre-season competition had led to increased injuries on MLB teams this season. (more...)
'Splatoon 2' Gets New Gameplay Trailer Featuring Single Player Campaign
- May 20, 2017

Fighting games can get boring if there aren't enough variations to experiment with. ARMS will be releasing on June 16 only on Nintendo Switch. If your arm is the same weight as an opponent's, you can block each other's punches mid-swing. (more...)
ASUS ZenFone AR Coming To The US As A Verizon Exclusive ASUS ZenFone AR Coming To The US As A Verizon Exclusive
- May 20, 2017

In fact, as of now, only one Google Tango ready phone exists - the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro which is nearly a year old - having been released back in August 2016. Photographic Maestro: TheZenFone AR is also an accomplished camera smartphone. So then, when the ZenFone AR arrives later this year, do you plan on picking one up? Expeditions AR lessons will be available to schools this fall through a Pioneer Program . (more...)

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