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Unai Emery confirmed as head coach of Premier League club Unai Emery confirmed as head coach of Premier League club
- May 24, 2018

Arsene Wenger's successor appeared alongside chief executive Ivan Gazidis at a news conference at the Emirates to lay out his plans for how to turn the Gunners back into title contenders. "The first meeting with Arsenal people was with those three who, after three hours, gave me a very good feeling for how we will work together and create a new future for Arsenal", he said. (more...)
Elon Musk brings high-tech charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan Elon Musk brings high-tech charm offensive to Los Angeles tunnel plan
- May 18, 2018

The bold claim follows a partnership between LA Metro and The Boring Company to build a tunnel network in the city. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is bringing his technology charm offensive to an attempt at digging a tunnel beneath part of Los Angeles to test designs for a high-speed subterranean transportation network he envisions for the city. (more...)
Black Ops 4 producer drops vague hints about a campaign mode Black Ops 4 producer drops vague hints about a campaign mode
- May 18, 2018

With the biggest dedicated PC development team ever in the series, Black Ops delivers a fully-optimized PC experience. There will be no automatic health regeneration but a manual healing through a health button. "PC players expect a lot of options and like to customize their games exactly how they want it". Treyarch's David Vonderhaar explained the Black Out map for Black Ops 4 will be 1,5000 times bigger than Nuketown , one of the franchise's smallest and most popular maps. (more...)
Nokia X6 goes official with notched display, dual-camera Nokia X6 goes official with notched display, dual-camera
- May 17, 2018

This has been confirmed by a company official himself. Today, the Nokia X6 with the model number TA-1099 got listed on TENAA. It features a 5.8-inch FHD+ display , with a notch proudly displayed at the top. The Nokia X6 that measures 147.2 x 70.98 x 7.9 mm and weighs 151 grams has an aluminum frame flanked between front and rear glass panels. This also doubles up as a face unlocking mechanism though there is a rear placed fingerprint sensor as well for added security. (more...)
Zuckerberg has agreed to speak at the European Parliament Zuckerberg has agreed to speak at the European Parliament
- May 17, 2018

Alongside its critique of Facebook, the committee is publishing Facebook's response to its letter which was sent earlier this year following the Cambridge Analytica scandal and put 39 outstanding questions to the company. Facebook's 18-page letter to the DCMS says that the first time Zuckerberg heard about the allegations that Cambridge Analytica had not deleted data harvested from Facebook users was in March 2018 - " when these issues were raised in the media ". (more...)
The new Google News app is now widely available The new Google News app is now widely available
- May 17, 2018

Tapping the + icon will allow you to search for topics, locations, and sources you want to add to your list, and the more of these you add, the better Google News will be at delivering stories you know you'll like. During this year's I/O developer conference, Google announced a huge overhaul for Google News . Google says it will share other ways publishers can optimize visibility in Google News in the near future. (more...)
Microsoft plans lower-cost Surface tablets to battle Apple Microsoft plans lower-cost Surface tablets to battle Apple
- May 17, 2018

Although Microsoft did not speak a word about this device, we assume this thing to be something that Microsoft might be working on as the existing Surface tablets are like too much money for a tablet to the most of the people. The move is aimed at taking market share from Apple's iPad, which dominates the lower-cost tablet market. The current Surface Pro is rated to last 13.5 hours on a single charge, according to Microsoft. (more...)
Here's the OnePlus 6 Here's the OnePlus 6
- May 17, 2018

So, there are no surprises in this article. The company has gone the glass way with its flagship smartphone, choosing to equip the OnePlus 6 with a glass back. 39,999. The OnePlus 6 does have some advantages, however, such as the Dual-SIM support. Now promising up to one day of use with 30 mins charging even though battery size remains 3300mAh. (more...)
Thiem beats Anderson for first time to reach Madrid final Thiem beats Anderson for first time to reach Madrid final
- May 14, 2018

It will be the fourth final of this type for Hamburg. "It is unbelievable", Zverev said. However, Nadal quickly slapped down any notion that world number seven Thiem knows the secret of beating the greatest ever exponent of claycourt tennis. (more...)
NASA sends a helicopter to Mars NASA sends a helicopter to Mars
- May 13, 2018

The helicopter is the result of four years of testing and redesigning a standard helicopter to shrink it down to an object that weighs a little less than four pounds. " NASA has a proud history of firsts", said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a statement . "After the Wright Brothers demonstrated 117 years ago that a controlled flight here on Earth was possible, another group of American pioneers can prove that the same can happen in another world", said Thomas Zurbuchen, Deputy ... (more...)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Coming to Switch Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Coming to Switch
- May 11, 2018

Monster Hunter is finally coming to Nintendo Switch in the USA and Europe! In case you do not know, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is a new version of Monster Hunter Generations , a title that came to America in July 2016 as an exclusive for Nintendo 3DS . (more...)
Microsoft fixes Chrome crash bug caused by the Windows April Update Microsoft fixes Chrome crash bug caused by the Windows April Update
- May 10, 2018

A year ago, there were numerous, though cumbersome ways to transfer a file from one PC to another: email, chat, saving it to the cloud, a USB stick, and so on. Also arriving in the preview build are some additional hints of Microsoft's Fluent Design System such as the acrylic title bar in Sets. "Despite a Word document being the initial attack vector, the vulnerability is actually in VBScript, not in Microsoft Word", Kaspersky Lab researchers say. (more...)
Breath of the Wild Mod Makes Zelda a Playable Character Breath of the Wild Mod Makes Zelda a Playable Character
- May 09, 2018

The job listing, which is light on any solid information regarding the next Zelda project, can be found in full on Nintendo's recruitment website. Also, the candidate is required to have knowledge of Japanese, as well as of course a good degree of experience gained within the industry. (more...)
Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices
- May 08, 2018

For those that use Power BI, there is new support coming for visualizations in Excel; it is now possible to extend custom visuals created for Power BI to be used in Excel. In terms of cognitive developments, Microsoft showed a preview of Project Brainwave now available on Azure IoT Edge . With Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS ), developers can drastically simplify how they build and run container-based solutions without deep Kubernetes experience. (more...)
Notion of United States troop cuts unnerves South Korea and Japan Notion of United States troop cuts unnerves South Korea and Japan
- May 05, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump strongly suggested Thursday (Korean time) that North Korea is ready to release its American "hostages" after a South Korean activist earlier claimed the three detainees had been moved from a labor camp to a hotel. (more...)
United Kingdom government suffers Brexit defeat in House of Lords United Kingdom government suffers Brexit defeat in House of Lords
- May 04, 2018

Ministers said this risked "weakening" the UK's hand in negotiations. MPs have already defeated the government once on the issue of a meaningful vote and the issue will now return to the Commons for it to be decided once and for all. "I'm afraid it reveals the appalling lengths to which the die-hard Remainers are prepared to go to achieve their aims", he said. Asked what the alternative to a second referendum would be if Parliament voted against the deal reached with Brussels at the end of ... (more...)
$199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today $199 Oculus Go VR headset goes on sale today
- May 02, 2018

Battery Life: 1.5-2 hours for gaming, or 2-2.5 for video-watching. At its F8 developers conference today (May 1), the company released a new VR headset called the Oculus Go. Zuckerberg has billed the device as an attempt to make VR adopted by the masses, with the goal of getting one billion people using the technology, which transports people into simulated environments. (more...)
Fortnite's Season 4 finally brings the fabled meteors Fortnite's Season 4 finally brings the fabled meteors
- May 02, 2018

For Fortnite Season 4 , which kicks off today, the comet has made impact and brought with it a whole slew of new content, game enhancements and gameplay changes for both the core game and Battle Royale . We now have new movie set in the Moisty Mire, a super hero base on the western side of the map, and the dance floor by Haunted Hills is now under construction. (more...)
Privacy Concerns Take Center Stage At Facebook Privacy Concerns Take Center Stage At Facebook
- May 02, 2018

Since Cambridge Analytica's fallout, the developers have absorbed much of the impact from Facebook tightening its privacy controls and increasing scrutiny in advertising and data collection. "We're building things to bring people together", the Facebook CEO said at the conclusion of his speech. "It wouldn't have happened without him". (more...)
NFL Draft Day 2: Brown, Andrews Baltimore Bound NFL Draft Day 2: Brown, Andrews Baltimore Bound
- April 30, 2018

Though Lamar Jackson is joining the Ravens as a promising prospect who could be an "exciting playmaker" with his athleticism and arm strength , ESPN stressed that there's still a very good chance the rookie out of Louisville will be sitting behind veteran Joe Flacco , who helped lead Baltimore to its last Super Bowl win in 2013. (more...)
Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles
- April 27, 2018

The company has announced a new version of the Spectacles that comes with several upgrades in what appears to be doubling down on wearables. The Spectacles are available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France starting Thursday. (more...)
Avengers 4 will probably be even longer than Avengers: Infinity War Avengers 4 will probably be even longer than Avengers: Infinity War
- April 25, 2018

Will Robert Downey Jnr's Iron Man make it out alive? Some younger fans may not have been around to see this one, so this is a great film to either revisit or witness for the first time. "He's such a monastic character and he has such a quotidian approach to his existence", the actor says of his star-spangled Avenger . The friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will have to use his wit, strength, and Spider Sense to help the other heroes stop the warlord from enacting his master plan to collect ... (more...)
Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program Apple Announces 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) Battery Replacement Program
- April 22, 2018

They announced the marriage to the manufacturer and received a promise for a free replacement battery. Owners of MacBook Pro notebooks built in the date range mentioned before can go to the Apple support page for this issue and a tool is provided to check if the notebook is eligible for a battery replacement. (more...)
Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System
- April 19, 2018

It seems that the 80-metric-ton rock found on October 7, 2008, in Sudan, in the Nubian Desert contains traces of how our solar system was formed. The asteroid , now known as "2008 TC3", was just over four metres in diameter and fell in the Nubian desert in Sudan. (more...)
Winnie Mandela funeral: South Africa bids farewell to 'mother of the nation' Winnie Mandela funeral: South Africa bids farewell to 'mother of the nation'
- April 15, 2018

Ramaphosa said, "We must continue to touch Mama's wounds, acknowledge her huge pain and torment, and pass on the stories of her suffering to future generations so that it may always be known that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a giant, a pathfinder, a soldier, a healer, a champion of people's struggles and forever the Mother of the Nation". (more...)
Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds Playable Ewoks For A Limited Time Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds Playable Ewoks For A Limited Time
- April 15, 2018

Star Wars Battlefront II is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. Now a new Battlefront 2 mode is coming to the game that's bringing Hunt back in an interesting way. The ambush begins as Ewoks attack unsuspecting stormtroopers, using spears, Wisties, and other skills to take down their opponents. Beneath the evening skies of Endor, the might of the Empire means little to the Ewoks as they fight for control of their home world. (more...)
Trump calls for prosecuting 'liar' ex-FBI chief Comey
- April 14, 2018

Comey, fired by Trump in May 2017, says the president has no sense of what is right and wrong. Top White House aides are pushing back on a new book from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey that depicts President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to the truth". (more...)
Tesla kicked out of probe into fatal Model X crash Tesla kicked out of probe into fatal Model X crash
- April 14, 2018

Shares of the company have performed -12.16% over the last quarter and moved -4.74% over the last twelve months. Tesla initially drew the ire of the NTSB after it published a blog post disclosing that Autopilot was engaged. Tesla, Inc . has a performance for the week of -3.81%. 2,567 are held by Panagora Asset Mgmt. Analysts assigned consensus rating of 2.8. Therefore 29% are positive. (more...)
Masabi and Uber enter ride-sharing and transit ticketing partnership Masabi and Uber enter ride-sharing and transit ticketing partnership
- April 13, 2018

Bowser has proposed raising ride-hailing companies' gross receipts tax to 4.75 percent from 1 percent to pay for about 10 percent of the $178.5 million (roughly Rs. The data will be shared by Uber on popular curbs for pickups and drop-offs of ride-hailing services. Stay with us to know more on Uber's new activities on transport for social welfare. (more...)
Explaining His Cannabis Conversion, John Boehner Cites a Marijuana Myth Explaining His Cannabis Conversion, John Boehner Cites a Marijuana Myth
- April 13, 2018

He now says that the attitudes of Americans have undergone a sea change over the last 10 or 15 years, and that includes him as well. Boehner is joined on the board of advisers by former MA governor Bill Weld, a Republican who left office in 1997 and was former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson's running mate in 2016 on the libertarian party ticket. (more...)
YouTube's Most Popular Video Deleted in Apparent Hack YouTube's Most Popular Video Deleted in Apparent Hack
- April 11, 2018

The report said the video's images were first altered and replaced with a masked gang holding guns and the description was changed by hackers named Prosox and Kuroi'sh, who wrote "Free Palestine" underneath the videos. It had five billion views at the time of the hacking and was pulled off the site during the hack. Vevo added: "We are working to reinstate all videos affected and our catalogue to be restored to full working order". (more...)
Facebook's problems are my mistake, says Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's problems are my mistake, says Mark Zuckerberg
- April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg , will be testifying before US lawmakers to explain what happened with the information harvested by Cambridge Analytica . "We're going to do audits and, yes, we think it's possible", Sandberg said. Cubeyou denies wrongdoing, and Cubeyou CEO Federico Treu told CNBC that it "had the rights disclaimers on a separate site". (more...)
Special Snapchat lenses for iPhone X finally released Special Snapchat lenses for iPhone X finally released
- April 07, 2018

Snapchat first previewed its specialized iPhone X Lenses at Apple's iPhone event in September, where Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi provided a short onstage demonstration showing off the feature's ability to track facial movements. (more...)
Tesla shares higher after Model 3 production boost Tesla shares higher after Model 3 production boost
- April 06, 2018

Invest wisely, my friends. The baby steps that were the start of the Tesla Model 3's production life have evolved into the strides of a toddler, with the company revealing it shipped five times as many sedans in Q1 as it did in Q4 previous year. (more...)
Nokia 9 To Launch With Triple Rear Cameras & In-glass Fingerprint Sensor Nokia 9 To Launch With Triple Rear Cameras & In-glass Fingerprint Sensor
- April 05, 2018

It is sporting the Android One branding on the rear as well. Representatives of the company Nokia announced that they plan to restart another retro phone that was presented in 1994 and became one of the most iconic devices of the time. (more...)
Spotify Begins Trading On NYSE Spotify Begins Trading On NYSE
- April 04, 2018

While Ek eschews New York Stock Exchange rituals such as opening bell-ringing and trading floor interviews to tout the stock , the front of the 115-year-old Greek Revival exchange building has been draped in a vast green-and-black Spotify banner. (more...)
SpaceX's recycled rocket and spaceship deliver cargo to ISS SpaceX's recycled rocket and spaceship deliver cargo to ISS
- April 04, 2018

The California-based company is striving to lower the costs of space missions by reusing its rockets and other components after each launch, instead of setting them to plunge into the ocean upon reentering in the Earth's atmosphere. Included among the science-related cargo is an experiment created to study severe thunderstorms on Earth. NASA mimicked atmospheric conditions to grow these tomatoes under LEDs rather than natural sunlight. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note9 could be launched earlier than expected, courtesy Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy Note9 could be launched earlier than expected, courtesy Galaxy S9
- April 02, 2018

Last fall, the "boring" iPhone 8 series launched in September, just as expected, while the iPhone X didn't hit stores until early November. Apple reportedly plans to release three types of iPhones this year - one with a 6.04-inch LCD display and the other two OLED-based phones measuring 5.85 inches and 6.46 inches, respectively. (more...)
New Uprising Event in Overwatch Dated For April 10th New Uprising Event in Overwatch Dated For April 10th
- April 02, 2018

The last event featured over 100 new items to earn during the Uprising event. At the Payload Tour events, Blizzard promises a unique photo experience to "capture your inner hero", along with "never-before-seen Overwatch cosplay". Could this be the moment when Blackwatch turns on Overwatch? With a steady influx of new characters, new maps, and events that appeal to their wide player base all around the world, it is no wonder that the FPS has acquired the recognition of a solid title. (more...)
How to Celebrate Earth Hour in Monaco How to Celebrate Earth Hour in Monaco
- March 25, 2018

Last year, Earth hour broke the world record with 3,100 monuments going dark in 187 countries and territories between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. PRINCE GEORGE- Tomorrow, people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for The World Wildlife Fund. (more...)
Apple is holding an education event on March 27 Apple is holding an education event on March 27
- March 17, 2018

That's the second time in a decade it limited product announcements to a single showcasing. The world seems to love a big Apple event, so mark your cards for March 27, which is when the next one is happening. In recent months, Apple and Tim Cook have been pushing the company's education agenda hard with a series of teaching and training events taking place at Apple stores globally. (more...)
Takeaways From Broadcom's Blocked $117B Qualcomm Bid Takeaways From Broadcom's Blocked $117B Qualcomm Bid
- March 16, 2018

The US feared that Broadcom would curtail investment in research and development, undermining Qualcomm's position in developing 5G and creating an opportunity for China's Huawei Technologies Co. firms. "The Purchaser and Qualcomm shall immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover". "Reduction in Qualcomm's long-term technological competitiveness and influence in standard setting would significantly impact US national security", CFIUS warned. (more...)
Samsung adds 300 fix locations through partnership with uBreakiFix Samsung adds 300 fix locations through partnership with uBreakiFix
- March 15, 2018

The phones range from the S6 and Note 5 through the S9 and Note 8. Samsung Electronics America, the makers of the Galaxy line of smartphones, announced that more than 300 uBreakiFix stores have been authorized to fix its products. These Samsung Care authorized service locations are already in every major United States metro area, but by early 2019, the company plans to add 200 more uBreakiFix locations in order to reach even more customers than they already do. (more...)
Elon Musk wants to preserve humanity in space Elon Musk wants to preserve humanity in space
- March 12, 2018

The Tesla and SpaceX founder, 46-year-old Elon Musk , has long dreamed of creating a human colony on Mars . But Musk's not just thinking about doom and gloom. 22. "And we were trying to think of an image, something to shock people, and what we came up with was a red sports auto and a David Bowie song", Nolan said. (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018 Super Smash Bros. Coming to Switch in 2018
- March 11, 2018

Nintendo squeezed in a teaser for the new Super Smash Bros .at the very end of its Direct event. Super Smash Bros Switch release date - When is it coming out? From the video below, we also clocked Bowser, Samus Aran from Metroid, and a few others. (more...)
'Fortnite Battle Royale' heading to mobile, iOS test run announced 'Fortnite Battle Royale' heading to mobile, iOS test run announced
- March 10, 2018

Speaking of PS4, Fortnite on mobile will also have full cross play support between PS4, PC and Mac . So despite a delayed release for Android , it would appear that Epic Games is indeed invested in bringing their battle royale third-person shooter to mobile . (more...)
Man arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar Man arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar
- March 09, 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement that the two were "happily reunited after a brief separation" and that the star had "resumed her celebrations". The Reuters video captured Bryant leaving the ball holding the Oscar and saying, "We got it". It was not clear how Bryant took possession of the Oscar, or in what capacity he was attending the event, but police said he had a ticket to enter. (more...)
China's tumbling space station may crash near NZ China's tumbling space station may crash near NZ
- March 08, 2018

Like the Russian station, much of Tiangong-1 will burn up in the atmosphere, reports Chinese news agency Xinhua . The 8.5-tonne space station was launched in 2011. 'Potentially, there may be a highly toxic and corrosive substance called hydrazine on board the spacecraft that could survive reentry. It is expected to enter the atmosphere between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south latitudes. (more...)
Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition With High-End Headphones Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition With High-End Headphones
- March 06, 2018

Much like the HomePod, the development of Apple's over-ear headset has been an on-again, off-again affair over the past year. A report a year ago calculated that Apple has already locked up over 40% of the wireless-headphone market. AirPods have been tricky to assemble and use unusual design tricks, likely making them expensive to produce. One area the company is now looking to make a bigger splash in is the headphone market. (more...)
Apple to launch its biggest iPhone yet with 6.5-inch display Apple to launch its biggest iPhone yet with 6.5-inch display
- March 02, 2018

There were rumours of a phone that would have nestled comfortably between this 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and the 5.8-inch iPhone X, but according to Bloomberg's report a refresh of the iPhone X, as it now looks, will be the second-biggest of the three phones. (more...)

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