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Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games Netherlands Gaming Authority cracks down on loot boxes in some games
- April 21, 2018

The reason is that the content of these loot boxes is determined by chance and that the prizes to be won can be traded outside of the game: "the prizes have a market value", the report says. Research author Lauren Foye explained: "Skins are acquired both through playing video games and from opening purchased loot boxes". Trading items provided the player with earning money should a rare item drop from the loot box. (more...)
Columbine Pupils to Enroll voters in Colorado Prior to walkouts Columbine Pupils to Enroll voters in Colorado Prior to walkouts
- April 20, 2018

Since the Florida high school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead, Hicks said he thinks there's been positive movement forward on the issue of preventing further gun violence. Lane and some of her classmates took to the streets March 24, for the national March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, which was organized by young survivors-turned-activists from Parkland. (more...)
Pens beat Flyers, 5-0; Crosby surpasses Lemieux's postseason points record Pens beat Flyers, 5-0; Crosby surpasses Lemieux's postseason points record
- April 20, 2018

Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. Neuvirth was so baffled that he was looking right, while Crosby was on his left. Even with common core math, you can figure out that 2+ points a game is what you can expect from him every time he steps on the ice to face the Flyers. (more...)
Vermont family of woman killed on Southwest flight: 'God needed her' Vermont family of woman killed on Southwest flight: 'God needed her'
- April 20, 2018

NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said on Tuesday at the Philadelphia airport that a preliminary investigation found an engine fan blade missing, having apparently broken off, and that there was metal fatigue at the point where it would normally be attached. (more...)
BMW announces M2 Competition BMW announces M2 Competition
- April 19, 2018

Externally, the M2 Competition looks much the same as the regular model minus some snazzy 19-inch wheels. More importantly though the purists will still have a choice of a traditional six-speed manual transmission over the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the latter of which can send the 0 - 100km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds. (more...)
Foothills Asset Management Ltd. Has $2.74 Million Stake in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Foothills Asset Management Ltd. Has $2.74 Million Stake in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
- April 17, 2018

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has risen 19.49% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.62% the S&P500. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) opened at 140.64 on Friday . Brown Advisory owns 25,651 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. (NASDAQ:SNI). Commonwealth National Bank Of Aus owns 19,832 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. (more...)
Facebook Admits It Collects User Data Even From Non-Users Facebook Admits It Collects User Data Even From Non-Users
- April 17, 2018

This bit of information was revealed by David Baser, Product Management Director, Facebook . The advertisement tool allows Facebook to share statistics on how many people are responding to an ad with the advertising companies. "This would apply to other services beyond Facebook because, as mentioned, it is standard to how the internet works". He went further to promise that Facebook was conducting a full investigation into every app that has access to user's information from the ... (more...)
England bounce back to win two rugby sevens Commonwealth bronze medals England bounce back to win two rugby sevens Commonwealth bronze medals
- April 16, 2018

A scoreless second half saw the New Zealand men secure their fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal. Watching New Zealand's women win the first rugby sevens Commonwealth Games title had inspired the men's team to complete a golden double against their respective Rio Olympic champions on Sunday, Tim Mikkelson said. (more...)
Jaguar Land Rover to cut jobs and production - and to blame Brexit Jaguar Land Rover to cut jobs and production - and to blame Brexit
- April 14, 2018

JLR employs 40,000 people in the UK. JLR added that it is continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as it continues to invest in new products and technologies. As an industry in which investment is heavily reliant on forward planning, industry bodies have been lobbying extensively for greater clarity around a Brexit trade deal. (more...)
Destiny 2: Expansion II - Warmind Named, Dated Destiny 2: Expansion II - Warmind Named, Dated
- April 13, 2018

We do know that the new DLC will send players to a new place where they will meet new heroes and new enemies. There will also be new loot to collect and new activities to master as well. After which, the developer is planning a new seasonal event sometime in summer, as well as PC clan chat, bounties, and some improvements in the faction rallies. (more...)
3K Google Workers Sign Letter to CEO Over Pentagon Work
- April 07, 2018

The letter goes on to say that "building this technology to assist the US Government in military surveillance-and potentially lethal outcomes-is not acceptable" and that Maven will "irreparably damage Google's brand and its ability to compete for talent". (more...)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy Switch Version Listed On Nintendo UK Website Spyro Reignited Trilogy Switch Version Listed On Nintendo UK Website
- April 06, 2018

Expect improved environments, updated controls, brand new lighting, and recreated cinematics that utilize the new and improved assets. The collection is being dubbed Spyro Reignited Trilogy and will be released on September 21st, 2018 for $39.99. (more...)
Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play official posters emerge online Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play official posters emerge online
- April 04, 2018

The prices of both the smartphones are much similar to the prices which were leaked earlier. However, Motorola is yet to confirm on the launch date of the Moto G6 series . These smartphones are also said to feature a facial recognition technology just like many others being launched of late. The Moto G6 Plus is the most advanced phone in the G6 series. (more...)
Fortnite Vending Machines: What to Expect Fortnite Vending Machines: What to Expect
- April 04, 2018

Both games are in the top 10 downloaded games in Google Play and/or the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad. Having initially declared an invite-only event, the developer has declared that no invites will be required for the mobile version of the hit battle royale game . (more...)
Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service Google Shuts Down Goo.gl URL Shortening Service
- April 02, 2018

Developers who use the goo.gl API can continue to use the service; however, no new developers will be able to access this API starting May 30, 2018. Don't panic, though: shortened links will continue to redirect after access to the console is shut off. (more...)
3 reasons why Chelsea will defeat Tottenham Hotspur 3 reasons why Chelsea will defeat Tottenham Hotspur
- April 01, 2018

How do I live stream the Premier League match between Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur online? The reigning champions have also kept clean sheets in five of their last seven Premier League home games. Unlike Arsenal, who can still win the Europa League, they have no alternative route back into the Champions League. "The most important (thing) is that we are so positive about his recovery, and we are doing fantastic, and we are so happy", said Pochettino. (more...)
Protests gain vigour as students in large numbers pour in Protests gain vigour as students in large numbers pour in
- March 30, 2018

Now history is repeating itself with the students of our nation in the face of gun violence. The speakers of the event frequently spoke directly to the children and teens in the crowd. The march, which headed toward Columbus Circle and then east to Sixth Avenue, continued for hours. Harper, Hodges and Linden are three of several SJHS students planning an April 20 school walkout - the anniversary of the 1999 school shooting in Columbine, Colorado - and have had a few conversations with ... (more...)
Google Play Movies & TV now tells you what to watch and where Google Play Movies & TV now tells you what to watch and where
- March 30, 2018

The watchlist is a feature the app recently gained as well, but now it has a much more prominent position. The failure to include the world's most popular film- and TV-streaming service isn't ideal, but that doesn't stop Google Play Movies & TV from being a very handy resource - especially for non-Netflix users. (more...)
Sea Of Thieves Already Has Over 2 Million Players Sea Of Thieves Already Has Over 2 Million Players
- March 30, 2018

That's not all as it also managed to become the best selling Microsoft Studios first-party title on the Windows 10 platform . This is certainly quite the achievement for a completely new IP that requires players to be always online and isn't exactly friendly to those who would rather play solo. (more...)
Fake images of Florida school massacre survivor tearing up Constitution goes viral Fake images of Florida school massacre survivor tearing up Constitution goes viral
- March 30, 2018

During her time on stage, Emma spent much of it silent, staring at the crowd with tears streaming down her face. After the shooting , Gonzalez and other student survivors of the massacre began working to contact politicians, enact legislative change, and organize a march that attracted thousands upon thousands in Washington. (more...)
Rare Ditches Its Sea of Thieves 'Death Tax' Idea Rare Ditches Its Sea of Thieves 'Death Tax' Idea
- March 28, 2018

At the moment, dying isn't much of an inconvenience - when you kick the bucket, you're forced to wait on a ghost ship for a small amount of time, after which you're teleported back to your ship (assuming it's still floating) alive and well, ready to continue the fight. (more...)
One dead in blast targeting security convoy in Egypt's Alexandria One dead in blast targeting security convoy in Egypt's Alexandria
- March 25, 2018

The bomb, which was planted under a vehicle, went off when the auto of Alexandria's security commander passed by, the ministry said. The body of the policeman and the four wounded, whose identity was not disclosed, were transported to a military hospital in the city, said spokesman of the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed in a statement. (more...)
Trump pauses looming metal tariffs for close United States allies
- March 25, 2018

The Treasury Department will also propose additional measures. After Trump's announcement, China's Commerce Ministry said it was proposing tariffs on 128 United States products including pork, wine and seamless steel tubes. Saying it would be the "first of many " trade actions, Trump said the measure was aimed at punishing Beijing over the alleged theft of United States technology and Chinese pressure on American companies to hand it over. (more...)
Google to spend $300m in bid to soothe relations with news publishers Google to spend $300m in bid to soothe relations with news publishers
- March 21, 2018

We invested a lot time and energy in these collaborations. Allegre said early results from the Shopping Actions program showed the average size of retailers' online shopping baskets has increased by 30 percent, a sign that consumers want the convenience of shopping directly from their Google searches . (more...)
Fortnite Already Made Millions of Dollars on the iOS Marketplace Fortnite Already Made Millions of Dollars on the iOS Marketplace
- March 21, 2018

God of War is an action-adventure video game series loosely based on Greek mythology, originally created by David Jaffe at Sony's Santa Monica Studio. The countdown to shrink time begins as soon as the match starts. That would certainly be helpful in bridging the gap between the mobile version and the console ones as cross-play between them is available. (more...)
Audi to rival Tesla with upcoming electric four-door e-tron GT Audi to rival Tesla with upcoming electric four-door e-tron GT
- March 17, 2018

Audi Sport will be jumping into the mix as well, with its own performance-oriented EV in the coming years - the Audi e-tron GT. Audi will stage the world premiere of the battery-electric vehicle this summer in Brussels. "We interpret sportiness very progressively with our fully electric e-tron GT , and this is how we will take our high-performance brand Audi Sport into the future", said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi. (more...)
2 militants killed in Khunmoh gunfight 2 militants killed in Khunmoh gunfight
- March 17, 2018

The PSO identified as Bilal Ahmad suffered injuries in the incident. Soon after the attack, the security forces including the J&K police's counterinsurgency Special Operations Group (SOG), the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) laid siege to the area to take on the assailants. (more...)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available from T The Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available from T
- March 17, 2018

The tenth generation of Galaxy S series will produce ground-breaking features and reports of Samsung linking up with Mantis Vision which is an Israeli camera expert and Namuga which is a Japanese module manufacturer are coming through. Also available is another exclusive Jio offer on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus where users with Jio connection get a 1 terabyte of high speed 4G data along with unlimited voice and SMS for a whole year at Rs 4,999. (more...)
Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose Apple to host 29th Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
- March 14, 2018

Developers who are interested in attending must first register for the event - that process is open until Thursday, March 22, at 10am PT. By and large though, the move was well-received by developers and easier for Apple engineers due to the venue's proximity to Cupertino, so it's not surprising to see WWDC return to San Jose for 2018. (more...)
Tesla has raised its Supercharger rates across the US Tesla has raised its Supercharger rates across the US
- March 13, 2018

It has outperformed by 27.73% the S&P500. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . Tesla , Inc , formerly Tesla Motors, Inc, designs, develops, manufactures and sells fully electric vehicles, and energy storage systems, as well as installs, operates and maintains solar and energy storage products. (more...)
Why your digital home assistant, Alexa, is laughing at you Why your digital home assistant, Alexa, is laughing at you
- March 11, 2018

With follow-up mode, users can give Alexa commands or requests back to back, without having to say " Alexa " for each one. If you don't, she'll just go back to sleep automatically without saying anything else. Go to settings, find the device you want to activate it on then toggle the slider for follow-up mode. Not anymore. Follow-Up Mode changes all that. (more...)
Gabe Newell Says Gabe Newell Says "Valve's Going to Start Shipping Games Again"
- March 10, 2018

Valve, which has focused on its existing games and Steam's software and VR and controller hardware, has not released a new standalone game since Dota 2 back in 2013. It's important to note that Newell said games , so that should mean Valve will be shipping something after Artifact . "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things". (more...)
How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart How To Turn Google Maps Into Mario Kart
- March 10, 2018

If your app is up-to-date, you'll see a yellow question mark box at the bottom of your screen when you look up directions. Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter . As you can see above, Mario will be in his famous go-kart. "He'll be a constant companion wherever you're driving this week-to work, to school, or the spaghetti house". (more...)
"Star Wars" Legend Mark Hamill Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
- March 10, 2018

The Luke Skywalker actor instantly responded in encouragement with a gif of himself brushing off his shoulder in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi . The " Star Wars " icon received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star Thursday, making him the 2,630th celebrity memorialized. (more...)
Cheaper Amazon Prime for Medicaid Recipients Cheaper Amazon Prime for Medicaid Recipients
- March 08, 2018

Amazon Prime memberships are now available at the special price of $5.99 per month for tens of millions of American consumers. According to government data , some 68 million individuals are enrolled in Medicaid, the federal-state-funded health insurance program for needy and low-income people. (more...)
Marvel's Luke Cage: Season Two; Netflix Series Returns in June Marvel's Luke Cage: Season Two; Netflix Series Returns in June
- March 07, 2018

But because watching Cage pick daisies and sip lattes would make for bad television, of course a "formidable" new foe arises and forces the hero to see exactly how far he's willing to go to do the right thing. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on almost any internet-connected screen. Over the past few months, Netflix and Marvel have been releasing exciting teases for the new chapter in Luke Cage's life. (more...)
Ubisoft Announces Full DLC Plans for Far Cry 5 Ubisoft Announces Full DLC Plans for Far Cry 5
- March 07, 2018

In the above video, Aaron Sampson, Jean-Luc Seipke, Mike Mahardy, and Alessandro Fillari had a chat about how Far Cry 5 handles its topics and the current timing of its release, while also reveling in the sort of open-world hijinks that players would expect from the series. (more...)
Qualcomm AGM delayed as United States investigates security concerns at Broadcom Qualcomm AGM delayed as United States investigates security concerns at Broadcom
- March 06, 2018

In a statement issued today, Broadcom described the CFIUS development as "engagement theater" aimed at deferring the will of the Qualcomm stockholders. Broadcom called the move "a blatant, desperate act", saying that it expected to complete redomiciling by May 6 and claiming that it would not be under CFIUS jurisdiction. (more...)
Facebook ends 'Orwellian' news feed experiment Facebook ends 'Orwellian' news feed experiment
- March 03, 2018

READ NEXT : Equifax admits data breach impacted 2.4m more people "To understand if people might like two separate feeds, we started a test in October 2017 in six countries". Today, we're ending one of those tests: "the Explore Feed ", the company has said it its blog post. Explore is an exception though, with Facebook now announcing that it will be restoring the old behaviour for people who currently have access. (more...)
YouTube sued for limiting white, Asian male hires for diversity purposes YouTube sued for limiting white, Asian male hires for diversity purposes
- March 03, 2018

What's more, Wilberg pointed to an email from YouTube staffing manager Allison Alogna which read: "Hi Team: Please continue with L3 candidates in process and only accept new L3 candidates that are from historically underrepresented groups". (more...)
ASUS Zenfone 5, 5Z: iPhone X's deadly challenger
- March 02, 2018

On stage, Asus addressed the notch on the 6.2-inch Zenfone 5 , saying it has advantages over Apple's iPhone X , but did not explicitly the company's name on stage. The Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite , both announced at Mobile World Congress , are here to prove that point. Let's take a look at the specifications of all the three smartphones and the price and availability . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ now available at B&H
- February 20, 2018

We'll have to wait and see how Samsung hopes to differentiate the service from the competition, seeing as how there are already established services that let people do all of those things. Samsung's Galaxy S9 is going to be a top-tier phone, which means it generally features a slick design and bleeding-edge features. That sounds about right to us, although we have started seeing offers on that handset fall to under £820 since its release last autumn. (more...)
Microsoft lets iOS App transfer photos to PC Microsoft lets iOS App transfer photos to PC
- February 17, 2018

It essentially works as a bridge between a Windows 10 PC and mobile devices. Another drawback is that the app works oneway, i.e., you can only transfer photos from Android and iOS to Windows 10, vice-versa isn't possible. If primary functionality in your app requires authentication by using an app-specific account, you must publish the app from a company account type. (more...)
Apple Admits HomePods are Leaving White Stains on Wooden Tables Apple Admits HomePods are Leaving White Stains on Wooden Tables
- February 16, 2018

In other words if something goes wrong after your warranty, just buy a new on because a repair and time wasted isn't worth a fix. If not, the company recommends "wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks". (more...)
New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs New Zealand vs England T20I: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs
- February 15, 2018

Alex Hales got England's run chase off to a fast start with 47 from 24 balls before Dawid Malan gave England hope for victory as he scored 59 from 40 deliveries. Debutants Mark Chapman and Tim Seifert were picked to add batting punch and they did late with two sixes apiece, after Williamson and Martin Guptill (65 off 40) rolled them out a red carpet. (more...)
Sea of Thieves Will Include Microtransactions but No Loot Boxes Sea of Thieves Will Include Microtransactions but No Loot Boxes
- February 15, 2018

He added that Sea of Thieves will "never" have any form of gambling, stating that pay-to-win shenanigans are "out of the question.' Chapman also teased that Rare will do something "new" and 'interesting" in regards to microtransactions, although didn't reveal any additional details. (more...)
HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses HTC's smartphone president has resigned following ten quarters of losses
- February 14, 2018

Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan , ' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement. Over the past couple of years, he's been at the helm of HTC's switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants. (more...)
Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps Google Experiment Brings Smart Replies Feature To Popular Messaging Apps
- February 14, 2018

The new feature can reply to the questions such as 'When will be home?' or 'Are you at the restaurant?' the project is yet in the very beginning of its development, while Google is not expected to make the feature widely available to the outside testers than its Area 120 . (more...)
Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what? Apple's iOS source code is out in the wild, now what?
- February 11, 2018

Rusty Carter, VP of Product at Arxan Technologies commented below. Motherboard looked more into how the iOS source code was leaked . It could also open up opportunities for savvy consumers to "jailbreak" their iPhones, or free their device from constraints imposed by Apple. (more...)
PS4 Pro receives Supersampling in latest firmware update 5.50 beta PS4 Pro receives Supersampling in latest firmware update 5.50 beta
- February 09, 2018

To do this, you just go to Settings and select Family Management on your PS4. Play Time Management will alert the user when their time is running low, so they aren't kicked in the middle of a game without time to save. You now have the option to batch delete notifications. Firmware v5.50 introduces several changes to the user interface and makes the PS4 Pro updates to some games useful for those who don't own a 4K resolution display. (more...)

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