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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...)
Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious Trump intel sharing likely to leave allies anxious
- May 17, 2017

But in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt, Trump later admitted that he had made the decision to fire Comey well before Rosenstein's memo, in part because he was frustrated by the director's investigation into possible collusion between his presidential campaign and the Russian government. (more...)
Apple rolls out iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 updates
- May 17, 2017

At the time, I noted that Apple discontinuing the iPad mini 2 and the 32 GB iPad mini 4, while pricing the new iPad below the 128 GB iPad mini 4's price point, was a pretty clear sign the mini iPad line was being phased out. The Siri-enabled 4th Gen Apple TV also gets a security update this week. Apple also released iOS 10.3.1 in early April which includes bug fixes and security improvements. (more...)
Maruti Dzire Unveiled: New Specifications and Features Explained Maruti Dzire Unveiled: New Specifications and Features Explained
- May 16, 2017

The new Dzire Tour is available in a single variant, with two engine options - a petrol and a diesel. "Due to capacity constraints we had to adjust production of certain models, including Dzire, in order to reduce long waiting period of models like Baleno and Vitara Brezza", R.S. (more...)
Fluent Design System Prepares Microsoft For A World With Fewer Windows Fluent Design System Prepares Microsoft For A World With Fewer Windows
- May 16, 2017

Consider the Fall Creators Update: while a fairly underwhelming update overall, three of the features Belfiore highlighted were squarely aimed at helping Windows users get more from Microsoft apps on their iOS and Android devices. Myerson said the new motion controllers are the first that don't require the installation of markers, hardware devices that are usually placed on walls to provide accurate motion sensing and mixed-reality responses in physical spaces. (more...)
Sega Plans to Revive Major IPs and Obtain New Ones Sega Plans to Revive Major IPs and Obtain New Ones
- May 16, 2017

Are there any IPs in particular you'd like to see Sega breathe new life into? In this fiscal year 2017-2018, Sega aims to achieve the sales goal of 11.6 million units with current and upcoming titles, like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Total War: Warhammer II and Sonic Forces . (more...)
Log In, Look Out: Cyber Chaos May Grow At Workweek's Start Log In, Look Out: Cyber Chaos May Grow At Workweek's Start
- May 16, 2017

The government recommends strong prevention measures as the best defense against ransomware attacks, including: strong spam filters, making sure software is patched and up to date, using anti-virus software, and regularly backing up data. (more...)
Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL
- May 15, 2017

Needing a positive result to take the fight for survival down to the final week of the season, Silva's side was beaten 4-0 at Crystal Palace and conceded the opening goal inside three minutes. "I am very proud of what we have achieved in the second half of the season, " Clement told Swansea's official website . "If we are defensively very sound and solid, like we were against Arsenal (in last month's 3-0 win), we are bound to create some chances at home and hopefully score ". (more...)
Upgrade the Surface Laptop to Windows 10 Pro for Free
- May 13, 2017

This restriction will ensure consistent performance and better security, Myerson explained . Devices running Window 10 S, including the upcoming Surface Laptop , will only be able to run apps downloaded from the Windows Store, in exchange for a variety of great features . (more...)
Murray out in third round Murray out in third round
- May 12, 2017

And one poor service game from the Wimbledon champion cost him dear in the second as Coric served out for the match to set up a quarter-final meeting with Grigor Dimitrov or Dominic Thiem. When he failed to convert two break points in the third game he broke out into that manic grin, with Coric having served outstandingly well on the big points. (more...)
Samsung foresees bigger profit in 2017 as memory chips soar
- May 10, 2017

While we liked what Samsung had to offer on the Samsung Galaxy S8 this year, this Note 8 concept had us all staring with our mouth wide open. Samsung stopped production of the Note7 in October after complaints that the phone batteries had in some cases overheated and even exploded. (more...)
Apple's Reported 'iPhone 8' Might Not Be Delayed After All Apple's Reported 'iPhone 8' Might Not Be Delayed After All
- May 10, 2017

The Cupertino giant releases a new premium iPhone every year, and this year it's going to be the iPhone 8. Usually, new Apple handsets hit store shelves in September. Report claims that the iPhone 8 will be using an L-shaped battery to improve its battery capacity by 30 percent. Additionally, assemblers Foxconn Electronics, Winstron and Pegatron are accelerating recruitment and training efforts ahead of mass production. (more...)
Microsoft Patches Critical Vulnerability In Its Own Antivirus Software Microsoft Patches Critical Vulnerability In Its Own Antivirus Software
- May 10, 2017

After the Microsoft advisory regarding the out of band patch was posted, the Google Project Zero disclosure became public and Ormandy added new details on Twitter , saying that "Any service or program that touches the filesystem (IIS, SMB, Exhange, Outlook, IE, etc) can reach it though, hence RCE". (more...)
Scan Spotify Codes to play songs instantly Scan Spotify Codes to play songs instantly
- May 09, 2017

You can also scan any code you see on a smartphone, computer screen or a print out and get some music rolling. Most users can expect the feature to roll out to those on the latest versions of the Spotify app for iOS and Android. Spotify Codes could also be a constant visual reminder around the web that you could be listening to on-demand music. Once you've accessed the code for the content you want to share, click the code to make it bigger. (more...)
Qualcomm confirms the arrival of ARM powered Windows 10 laptops Qualcomm confirms the arrival of ARM powered Windows 10 laptops
- April 22, 2017

Qualcomm, in the earnings call, said that Apple suppliers - which acquire the licenses on behalf of the iPhone maker - owe about US$1 billion in licensing fees. Dell and HP have expressed interest in cellular PCs but need time to test them. Microsoft has seen less expensive devices like Chromebooks and iPads eat into sales of Windows laptops, and many of these devices run on ARM. (more...)
Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices
- April 21, 2017

One of the biggest limitations of Google Home, Google's voice-controlled speakerbot, was that it couldn't tell anyone apart so all your requests were centered on one Google account. To make use of support for multiple users you'll need to do the following. "Starting today, I can-and so can you ". During the training process, your "OK Google" phrases are analyzed by a neural network, which Google says can "detect certain characteristics of a person's voice". (more...)
Lawsuit claims Bose headphones spy on customers Lawsuit claims Bose headphones spy on customers
- April 21, 2017

Perhaps the biggest hit is that the lawsuit claims Bose sends the data to a third party. MA headphone and speaker giant Bose is facing its second high-profile lawsuit in as many months, with a new case claiming the company's app secretly records audio its customers listen to and sends the data to third-party companies. (more...)
Imagination likely to see Apple royalties slashed, then end
- April 21, 2017

Previously Apple stopped buying cobalt and reassessed its supply chain when the process was identified with having connections to child labor in the Congo. She added that while they are nervous, they think it is very important because they believe it is where technological advances should be going. It's also found a way of producing aluminum so that the iPhone 7 enclosure uses 27 percent less of the material than the iPhone 6, while pumping out 60 percent less greenhouse gas emissions. (more...)
Sony A9 targets sports snappers with 20 fps shooting Sony A9 targets sports snappers with 20 fps shooting
- April 21, 2017

The new Alpha 9 promises blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20fps while undertaking 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. The cherry on top of the Alpha 9 is a new digital 35mm full-frame stacked 24.2MP CMOS sensor. ZEISS T and fluorine coatings keep glares to a minimum and make the glass dust-resistant. This all adds up to a luminance that is 2x higher than the XGA OLED Tru-Finder from the α7R II, creating a viewfinder image with a brightness level that is almost identical to ... (more...)
Investors Sell Shares of NVIDIA Co. (NVDA) on Strength Following Insider Selling Investors Sell Shares of NVIDIA Co. (NVDA) on Strength Following Insider Selling
- April 21, 2017

Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 14 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 7 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 1 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of NVDA. If you are reading this article on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and global copyright & trademark laws. (NASDAQ: NVDA ) by 604.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. (more...)
Bengaluru court acquits former French diplomat charged with raping his daughter Bengaluru court acquits former French diplomat charged with raping his daughter
- April 20, 2017

The judgment was delivered in the presence of Pascal Mazurier. "I am happy that justice has been done to me though it has been a long battle", Mazurier told reporters outside the court later. Mazurier, who was working in the French consulate in Bangalore when he was arrested, had always denied the charge. The Vienna convention, in which Indian and France are signatories, states that a diplomat can not be arrested or detained. (more...)
New SUV Audi Q8 to be produced only in Bratislava New SUV Audi Q8 to be produced only in Bratislava
- April 19, 2017

AUDI IS MOVING FAST to capitalize on the booming SUV market by rolling out a model to fill the gaps in its current line-up. None too shoddy for a big lump of an SUV. The 2019 Audi Q4 will be built using Volkswagen's MQB platform, the same one that was used for the second-generation Q3. Audi Q4 SUV will be posistioned between the Audi Q3 and Q5. (more...)
Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns Cotton booed for defending Trump on tax returns
- April 19, 2017

Trump will likely be under audit for a while. Javers pressed further by asking if Trump would authorize the IRS to confirm that he remains under audit. Despite protests across the country over the weekend demanding the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns, the White House is still citing an ongoing audit to explain why the documents can't be made public. (more...)
Revamped Mercedes S-Class to hit showrooms in July
- April 19, 2017

Much of Mercedes' recent growth has come on the back of the compact cars, which have fattened Benz's global sales curve by more than two million cars since 2012. You can find out more details about the new Mercedes Concept A Sedan over at Mercedes Benz at the link below. 7 different designs of alloys are on offer, can be chosen from 17 inches to 20 inches. (more...)
Telangana hikes quota for Muslims, tribals Telangana hikes quota for Muslims, tribals
- April 19, 2017

Earlier in March, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao had said, "We will put up the Muslim Reservation Bill in the coming Budget session itself ". The Telangana government had earlier chose to convene on April 16 a Special Assembly Session to pass legislation to increase reservation for Muslims and Scheduled Tribes, Chief Minister K. (more...)
'Fate of the Furious' on track for biggest global opening ever
- April 16, 2017

Fans are turning out in record numbers around the world to see The Fate of the Furious, as Friday's global gross brought in $112.1 million to Universal Pictures , the highest-grossing Friday of all time for the film studio. That film added an estimated $5 million to its total Friday , enough to place it in third heading into the weekend. Variety reports that Fate Of The Furious may be the second highest launch in the series' history but may find it hard to beat the earnings of its ... (more...)