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Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans Microsoft Offers Huge Xbox One X $200 Discount to Fans
- August 23, 2017

The Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle not only comes with a copy of Minecraft and the Redstone Pack expansion, the console itself is created to look like a collection of Minecraft blocks. On the other hand, Microsoft is willing to offer a $100 discount for the standard Xbox One model. Microsoft had fallen behind again, and their plan for turning it around involved a more expensive console that still wouldn't be available for months and a host of indie game exclusives that ... (more...)
Gionee launches X1 in India for Rs 8999 Gionee launches X1 in India for Rs 8999
- August 23, 2017

The phone will have a 16 GB internal memory and will have a dedicated expandable microSD card slot with a capacity of up to 256 GB. Battery and Other Features - The phone is fueled with 3000mAh battery . It runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz with a Mali-T720 GPU. As for the camera, the Gionee X1 boasts of an 8MP camera on the rear of the device while a secondary 8MP camera sits on the front for selfies and video calls. (more...)
Google Video Preview now Available for Google Mobile Search
- August 22, 2017

It's been almost one hundred years since we've seen a solar eclipse at the same scale as the one that sweeps across the United States on Monday. We've had some confusing reports in the last 48 hours hinting at two different names for Android O. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Announces Expanded Partnership with Microsoft
- August 21, 2017

Xbox One X consoles will start at $499 in the USA, with United Kingdom and European pricing set at £449 and €499 respectively. Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition . Consumers can preorder the Xbox One X at Amazon , Best Buy , Microsoft , Target and Walmart . Furthermore, the Shadow of War and Minecraft bundles are now only listed on EB Games' website, so it's unclear if these bundles are simply not yet live on the other retailers' websites or if they are actually exclusive to ... (more...)
Pre-Order the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' Now
- August 21, 2017

Here's the Xbox One X Project Scorpio limited edition trailer. The console and the controller themselves will have the words " Project Scorpio " etched into them. This edition also comes with a plastic stand but as far as I can tell there's not unusual about it. You get the entire Minecraft game along with the Redstone Pack. (more...)
Foot Locker Earnings Slump Pushes Shares to Multiyear Low Foot Locker Earnings Slump Pushes Shares to Multiyear Low
- August 19, 2017

Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd added to its stake by buying 7,465 shares an increase of 159.0%. Shares of sporting goods stores plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales. The stock declined 26.53% or $12.66 reaching $35.04 per share. To illustrate that point, shares of Foot Locker are now trading around 30 points below its 200-day moving average of $65.25 a share. (more...)
Here's Where You Can Catch the Solar Eclipse in Chicago
- August 18, 2017

The event will feature educational activities, entertainment, hands-on science activities, outdoor obstacle courses and food trucks. Inside the museum, guests can check out exhbitions, including the newest, Chasing Eclipses, which prepares visitors for the total solar eclipse. (more...)
BMW Concept Z4 Preview BMW Concept Z4 Preview
- August 18, 2017

Sweeping character lines, prominent gill vents, smartly flared fenders, twin integrated headrest buttresses that house rollover bars and 20-inch light-alloy wheels add interest to the profile while the rear end features slim, L-shaped LED lights positioned above dual air outlets. (more...)
We Happy Few has a release date We Happy Few has a release date
- August 17, 2017

On top of the digital releases of the game , Gearbox Publishing has also confirmed that there will be a Season Pass for the game , with additional content that has yet to be revealed. The announcement of Compulsion Games' publishing partnership with Gearbox comes with another bit of news. Details on the DLC beyond the plan to release some eventually. (more...)
Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries
- August 17, 2017

If this sounds familiar, it's because it was only last September that Samsung issued a recall of all Galaxy Note 7s due to a similar problem. A recall notice posted on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website says that some of the batteries installed in the refurbished phones are counterfeit and are at risk of overheating. (more...)
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrives at International Space Station SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrives at International Space Station
- August 17, 2017

It also marked the first debut of what is understood as incremental improvements in the vehicle's thrust, deemed "Block 4" by Musk and the SpaceX fan community. The experiment is being performed in preparation for a Mars mission and will last a year - the same amount of time it takes to travel to the planet. (more...)
SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station SpaceX resupply rocket lifts off for International Space Station
- August 17, 2017

But a supercomputer is something different. Once more, this company is setting a sterling example for other aerospace companies. To get approved by NASA for Space , the Spaceborne computer successfully passed 146 tests. Mark Fernandez , the HPE engineer said that the space-bound computer is designed with an ability to make one trillion calculations in a single second. (more...)
SA police looking for Grace Mugabe over assault case SA police looking for Grace Mugabe over assault case
- August 17, 2017

Amid confusion over the case and investigation, the police statement said yesterday's abortive court hearing was meant to obtain a statement from Ms Mugabe , along with her version of the events. She regularly speaks at rallies in Zimbabwe and is seen as a possible contender to take over from her increasingly frail husband. The NFP said it had noted with "serious disappointment the alleged savagely cruel act of Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe ". (more...)
Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding Sierra Leone: President Says Country Needs Urgent Support After Mudslide and Flooding
- August 17, 2017

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel too vowed to offer required support to the Sierra Leone government. The total number of deaths reported at the Connaught Hospital is 297, including 109 children, 83 women and 105 men, Cornnelius Deveaux, the country's deputy minister of information and communication, told the press earlier Tuesday. (more...)
Stunning Perseid meteor shower is at its peak this weekend Stunning Perseid meteor shower is at its peak this weekend
- August 12, 2017

The result is the same even if 2017's Perseid shower is supposed to shoot more than the average 80 to 100 meteors per hour. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt, and you'll begin to see fainter objects, including meteors. (more...)
CW Announces Dates for 'Arrowverse' Crossover Episodes CW Announces Dates for 'Arrowverse' Crossover Episodes
- August 05, 2017

Mark your calendars - the DC Superhero Crossover is coming! The crossover will begin with " Supergirl " and followed by " Arrow ", which will be moving to Monday night from it's usual Thursday time slot for the four-part story. However, it's unlikely that Black Lightning would join in on the crossover fun as the network is keeping the projects separate - for now. While he didn't drop any hints about how exactly the writers were planning to top the " Invasion! " storyline, which featured ... (more...)
NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens NASA is hiring someone to protect Earth from aliens
- August 03, 2017

The officer's primary responsibilities include overseeing the enforcement of planetary protection policies during NASA's space flight missions, supporting the Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Authority and advising all senior officials on matters pertaining to planetary protection. (more...)
Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal
- August 03, 2017

PayPal and Skype have teamed up to allow users to send money to other Skype users with PayPal via their mobile app ( Android and iOS). Those sending money to friends or family will need to download the latest version of the Skype iOS or Android app, though the person receiving it can be using any version. (more...)
Days before Doval's Beijing visit Chinese troops transgress in Uttarkhand Days before Doval's Beijing visit Chinese troops transgress in Uttarkhand
- August 01, 2017

Incidentally, the Chinese had intruded into this area a year ago too in July and carried out an aerial sortie by helicopter. "The soldiers stayed there for a while and went back", said a highly-placed source in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). (more...)
PS4 Pro owners can choose 60FPS or enhanced resolution for Hellblade PS4 Pro owners can choose 60FPS or enhanced resolution for Hellblade
- July 30, 2017

Apart from releasing a new Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice trailer, Ninja Theory revealed some additional new information about the game. But what PS4 Pro owners get will be nothing compared to what PC players will get- ultrawide 21:9 screen and resolutions support, 4K resolution support, and uncapped framerate. (more...)
Kaspersky Free officially gives users fantastic antivirus protection at no cost Kaspersky Free officially gives users fantastic antivirus protection at no cost
- July 27, 2017

The free version also offers cloud protection . The free service is called Kaspersky Free , and it includes anti-virus scanning and protection for your files, emails, and web usage, as well as automatic updates, and a quarantine service to safely contain malicious computer bugs. (more...)
Kargil Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi salutes soldiers for their sacrifice Kargil Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi salutes soldiers for their sacrifice
- July 27, 2017

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the day India defeated Pakistan to recapture the Kargil peak. In Jammu and Kashmir's Dras town, wreath-laying ceremony was held on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to soldiers who lost lives in Kargil War . (more...)
Apple to Pay $506M to the University of Wisconsin in an… Apple to Pay $506M to the University of Wisconsin in an…
- July 27, 2017

Would not want to give any of those billions of dollars in cash to a university. Apple today has been ordered by a USA judge to pay $507 million in damages to the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm for patent infringement . (more...)
Didi Chuxing, SoftBank To Invest $2 Bln In Uber Rival Grab Didi Chuxing, SoftBank To Invest $2 Bln In Uber Rival Grab
- July 25, 2017

Ride-hailing company Grab on Monday (Jul 24) announced up to US$2 billion (S$2.7 billion) will be raised from China's Didi Chuxing and Japan's SoftBank in its latest financing round. The ride-hailing app swallowed its rival, Uber China, a year ago and now dominates its home market. "By deepening our strategic partnership, DiDi and Grab reaffirm our shared commitment to innovating localised solutions to global urban development challenges from the world's fastest growing ... (more...)
Former ISRO Chairman UR Rao dies at 85 Former ISRO Chairman UR Rao dies at 85
- July 25, 2017

Of Course, Prof UR Rao is no more. Mr. U.R. Rao was the former Chairman of ISRO. "He just did not stop working". In a recent conversation with The Hindu , he contemplated seeking expansion of the planetarium, considering its 30-year-old structure could no more comfortably seat the increasing number of visitors. (more...)
United Kingdom bets £246 million on batteries United Kingdom bets £246 million on batteries
- July 25, 2017

The competitions involved in the Faraday Challenge will be split into three sections - research , innovation and scale-up - all of which are designed to create a change in converting the UK's leading research into technology the market can use, to make sure the United Kingdom has economic success. (more...)
9-Year-Old Kid Trips And Falls Into Major Fossil Find 9-Year-Old Kid Trips And Falls Into Major Fossil Find
- July 22, 2017

For this reason, Houde warns against fossil discoverers to attempt any amateur excavation of their finds themselves, as they may end up with little more than a few handfuls of dust. After a week on site, the scientists were able to dig out the fossil . "The first thing we wanted to do was determine if the piece of tusk that was showing was actually connected to a skull". (more...)
First look at Ghost Recon Wildlands' 4v4 multiplayer mode First look at Ghost Recon Wildlands' 4v4 multiplayer mode
- July 22, 2017

Ubisoft invited members of the community in for a sneak peak at the new mode in a series of workshops at the Paris studio. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The mode also introduces some new features, such as the ability to detect the origin of gunshots, and a suppression system where you and your teammates can limit an opposing player's vision by constantly shooting at them even though they are behind cover. (more...)
YouTube Continues Pledge to Combat Terrorist Content With Redirect Messages YouTube Continues Pledge to Combat Terrorist Content With Redirect Messages
- July 22, 2017

After advertisers noticed that their ads were being placed alongside hateful and extremist videos on YouTube, Google promised that it would remove ads from the videos as well as protect viewers from potentially harmful messaging . Besides Jigsaw , YouTube is working with expert non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to create content that will counter extremist messages at different levels. (more...)
27 contacts found in woman's eye during surgery 27 contacts found in woman's eye during surgery
- July 18, 2017

Any contact lens wearer will know they'll stop at nothing to retrieve it which is why a group of doctors in the United Kingdom were left stunned after discovering - wait for it - 17 stray lenses at the back of a woman's eye recently. The pensioner, 67, was completely unaware that the lenses were missing and told surgeons she thought the discomfort was simply down to her old age. (more...)
NASA celebrates anniversary of Pluto mission with stunning flyover movie NASA celebrates anniversary of Pluto mission with stunning flyover movie
- July 18, 2017

The video comes thanks to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft , which made a historic flyby of Pluto back on July 14, 2015, providing scientists with a wealth of data they are still steadily evaluating and learning from . Pluto's largest moon, Charon , is also dotted with craters and overlaid with expansive plains. Lasting slightly over one minute, the Charon flyover video begins with a distant view, then comes closer, sweeping over Serenity Chasma, a deep, wide canyon. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Getting First-Person Only Servers PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Getting First-Person Only Servers
- July 14, 2017

What's left is for the team to test the values before shipping it in this month's update , due for release two weeks from now. Until then, we'll have to rely on custom game modes for something different than the vanilla Battlegrounds . This should make any advance onto your opponent easier, as the person waiting for you to push can no longer rely on the visual cue. As far as a dedicated first-person mode, it looks like things may be more complicated than just restricting the camera. (more...)
Google Home now supports purchased and uploaded songs on Google Play Music Google Home now supports purchased and uploaded songs on Google Play Music
- July 14, 2017

Also, if it is not your default music player on Google Home, you need to say the command, "Ok Google, play _ on Google Play Music" so you can hear your music from there, whether it's subscription, free radio, uploaded, or purchased music. Support for streaming purchased and personally uploaded music to the service is now rolling out for all markets where available. But while you could indeed stream from Google Play Music to your smart speaker, you were only limited to what's on their online ... (more...)
Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office Feds investigate explosion at USAF recruiting office
- July 13, 2017

Roden is suspected in connection with an explosion at an Air Force recruitment office in a strip mall in Bixby on Monday night. That's despite an earlier statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that it was being treated as an act of domestic terror "out of an abundance of caution" because it happened at a military facility. (more...)
Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica Massive iceberg breaks off in Antarctica
- July 13, 2017

Scientists say global warming has caused a thinning of such shelves, but they differ on whether the latest event can be blamed on climate change . It finally happened. Dr. Martin O'Leary says the event is natural and not related to people's climate change. "Iceberg calving is a normal part of the glacier life cycle, and there is every chance that Larsen C will remain stable and this ice will regrow", he said. (more...)
Google Home calls authorities, saves woman from being killed Google Home calls authorities, saves woman from being killed
- July 11, 2017

But it can also be a lifesaver. Although Google Home was widely reported to be the smart device which called the cops, ABC News took out any reference to Google Home, adding, "an earlier version named a smart home device that was not the type found in the home and credited by police with calling 911". (more...)
Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July Nintendo Switch Online app finally launches with Splatoon 2 in July
- July 07, 2017

For Nintendo Switch owners, this will be their first chance to try out the Nintendo Switch Online app and service, which will be free until sometime next year. Players can also take part in Ranked Battles as well, where the three Ranked Battle modes rotate every two hours. It'll come in handy when you want to analyse your strengths and weaknesses! The basic service, which includes online gameplay and voice chat (for designated games), will remain free until the paid version debuts next ... (more...)
President Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby President Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby
- July 06, 2017

Successive legal attempts by Charlie's parents failed as judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors, while the European Court of Human Rights declined to hear the couple's appeal. But court after court sided with Charlie's doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Charlie has mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. (more...)
Analyst Price Targets On Purplebricks Group (LON:PURP)
- July 06, 2017

The stock increased 0.92% or GBX 2.3 on July 5, reaching GBX 251.9. About 79,740 shares traded. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 21 with "Equal Weight". The Alabama-based Associated Banc has invested 0.01% in Admiral Group plc (LON:ADM). (NASDAQ:NXTM). Grandeur Peak Glob Advisors Ltd Liability reported 37,850 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. (more...)
BET Awards 2017: 6 reasons to tune in
- June 26, 2017

She also revealed that she was thrilled to take up hosting duties. Bruno Mars , Mary J. Blige , Gucci Mane , Chris Brown , Big Sean , Trey Songz , DJ Khaled , Future and Maxwell are some of the artistes scheduled to perform on the night. (more...)
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adds Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell adds
- June 26, 2017

The practice had stirred privacy worries and raised concerns among many users. Sure, you can go into Google settings and turn off ad personalization to stop the targeted ads, but data will still be collected by the Alphabet subsidiary. So, by ending all scanning, Google hopes to end the confusion and sell Gmail to even more businesses. Google still plans to show ads within Gmail, but this time, the company's algorithms will rely on other signals to determine which ads are most likely to ... (more...)
Chase Elliott destroys auto in final NASCAR practice at Sonoma Chase Elliott destroys auto in final NASCAR practice at Sonoma
- June 25, 2017

Larson's teammate Jamie McMurray trailed the pole victor, at a time of 75.249 seconds. "The whole lap was pretty bad", Larson said, proceeding to list the turns where he thought he made mistakes. "The cars have really improved in the last few years on road courses from when I first came to the team", Patrick said. It was Patrick's best qualifying effort since she was fourth at Charlotte in 2014, and the third best qualifying effort of her Cup career. (more...)
Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis
- June 25, 2017

He had previously reached the final at the Singapore Open - where he lost against compatriot B Sai Praneeth - and won the title at the Indonesia Open last week. Though Shi Yuqi tried to close the gap, Srikanth closed out the game and the match. Okuhara made her first Superseries final in over a year, wearing down China's Sun Yu 21-18, 18-21, 21-14, while Yamaguchi played a brilliant counter-attacking game to shock Taiwanese top seed Tai Tzu Ying 21-19, 21-12. (more...)
Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
- June 24, 2017

Firefighters from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the airport's fire and rescue team responded to the crash. A Thunderbird F-16D Fighting Falcon jet flipped over on the runway while taxiing, and two people were reported trapped in the plane. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max; Price In India, Features and Specifications Samsung Galaxy J7 Max; Price In India, Features and Specifications
- June 22, 2017

Both the mid-range devices come with Samsung's new payment feature, "Pay Mini" and pack several improved specifications that are described as ideal for a normal smartphone user. The metal-and-glass chassis gives the Galaxy Tab S3 a premium look, and the home button up front doubles up as a fingerprint sensor . S Pen boasts a fine, 0.7mm tip and industry-leading sensitivity, recognizing 4,096 levels of pressure. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg isn't keen on his teenage daughter dating
- June 22, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight somewhat expands the possibilities for the Transformers franchise by bringing in Arthurian Legend and opening up the idea that Transformers movies don't have to be set in the present day. "Why they keep coming here". You should totally have him in the movie. A highlight in " The Last Knight " is a Transformer doubling as Burton's butler named Cogman who tries desperately to be dignified, though he can't help being overcome by violent outbursts. (more...)
26 hurt when China Eastern flight hits turbulence 26 hurt when China Eastern flight hits turbulence
- June 20, 2017

The post, which was uploaded an hour after the flight landed in Kunming, said "some passengers experienced discomfort" after the plane was hit by turbulence. First People's Hospital in the province disclosed that none of the injuries were considered life-threatening. At least four people were in a serious condition, it said. (more...)
Colorado voters may consider ban on childhood smartphones Colorado voters may consider ban on childhood smartphones
- June 20, 2017

According to the ballot initiative, should a retailer violate the proposed law and sell a smartphone to a child under the age of 13, they would first receive a written warning , and then be hit with a $500 fine for their second transgression. (more...)
YotaPhone 3 Will Release This Year For $350 YotaPhone 3 Will Release This Year For $350
- June 20, 2017

Remembering the earlier versions, the original YotaPhone and the YotaPhone 2 managed to launch with flagship chipsets. The concept was well-received despite poor execution in the first attempt. YotaPhone 3 has been announced in China, and it will likely to arrive later in the year. According to reports from the teaser event, The Yota 3 will starting shipping in China come September, with pre-orders in Russian Federation starting at a similar time. (more...)
Reports Show Microsoft Surface Laptop Very Hard To Repair
- June 20, 2017

The recovery image weight in at a hefty 9GB, so you'll probably want to have a USB flash drive (formatted in FAT32) handy to reinstall Windows 10 S. You can download the recovery image here . If you consider yourself a fan of the Surface Pro design, this is a slight but considerable upgrade, one worth taken in consideration. Concerns about losing Windows 10 S after the Windows 10 Pro upgrade arose after a Microsoft FAQ described this upgrade as "one-way". (more...)