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Google and Cisco Create New Cloud Powerhouse Google and Cisco Create New Cloud Powerhouse
- October 26, 2017

The trend of companies and consumers opting to access computing power as services hosted online, instead of owning and maintaining their own software, has led to booming growth for Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure offerings. Both companies are using open-source technologies to give customers more flexibility. This is because companies can now develop new applications in the cloud or on premises, using the same developer tools, run time, and production environment. (more...)
13 original Xbox backward compatibility games available this week 13 original Xbox backward compatibility games available this week
- October 24, 2017

Enhanced for Xbox One . Microsoft will also give all of the games nine times their original pixels compared to the games on the original Xbox console. As revealed at E3, all titles that support system link still support it, including cross-generationally. But before Xbox fans dash off for some old-school gaming, the original Xbox titles are not showing up on the Xbox One dashboard, so are not available to play right away. (more...)
Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks
- October 21, 2017

Bungie are now aiming to start Trials of the Nine on Friday, November 3. This hard mode for this particular raid will start on November 7. In order to be a guide, you'll need to meet the Power level requirements and turn in a Guided Games ticket. (more...)
Alicia Keys is returning to Alicia Keys is returning to "The Voice" next season
- October 20, 2017

This will mark Keys's third time as coach - for this go-round, she'll be joining old-schoolers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton , as well as newcomer Kelly Clarkson . Although Keys' return seems to be highly anticipated, at the moment, "The Voice" Season 13 is still taking place. Since then, Keys has gone on to win 15 Grammy Awards and to sell more than 35 million albums and 30 million singles around the world. (more...)
School named after Confederate president to be renamed after Barack Obama School named after Confederate president to be renamed after Barack Obama
- October 19, 2017

It's unknown how expensive the name change will be, she said . There's no word on the renaming developments of two other schools in the county: George Elementary, named after Confederate Gen. It had previously been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and consistently receives "A" ratings from the Mississippi Department of Education, Jefferson told McClatchy. (more...)
Facebook Acquires 'tbh,' an Anonymous App for Teens
- October 18, 2017

The free app presents users with multiple-choice questions where a random four friends from their contacts are the answers to complimentary questions like "Could win an Olympic gold medal for their eyeliner game". This will bring more familiar environment for everyone so they can discuss things according to the requirements of its users and other employees of Facebook. (more...)
Now you can Order food using Facebook
- October 17, 2017

The company says Facebook will also show you what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you make your order. The thought was to check whether including a passage point through Facebook's primary route could expand the utilization for the food order feature. (more...)
Gigantic Mystery Hole Opens in Antarctica, Are the Aliens Here? Gigantic Mystery Hole Opens in Antarctica, Are the Aliens Here?
- October 15, 2017

In their observations, it has fluctuated in size up to a maximum of almost 80,000 square kilometers. "In the depths of winter, for more than a month, we've had this area of open water", Kent Moore , an atmospheric scientist at the University of Toronto , told National Geographic . (more...)
Tesla recalls 11000 Tesla Model X SUVs
- October 14, 2017

The issue is a minor one that can be fixed in about 10 minutes and has to do with seat cables in the second row. The company, which is led by Elon Musk, said about 3 percent of the recalled vehicles may have the issue, which was detected during internal testing. (more...)
Alexa Can Tell Voices Apart with Individual Voice Profiles — Amazon Echo Alexa Can Tell Voices Apart with Individual Voice Profiles — Amazon Echo
- October 13, 2017

Users can train their voice in the Alexa app by going through the app's settings, then the Account heading, and then going into your voice. From this day, Amazon's AI assistant will be able to differentiate between multiple voices and provide personally tailored responses. (more...)
Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Returns With Junkenstein's Revenge Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Returns With Junkenstein's Revenge
- October 12, 2017

Over 140 cosmetic items are available, but don't wait too long-these Loot Boxes will disappear in a puff of smoke before you know it. In regular Overwatch , meanwhile, the Hollywood and Eichenwalde maps have received spooky makeovers to help set the Halloween mood. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Specifications, Features, And Price in India Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Specifications, Features, And Price in India
- October 11, 2017

ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Bezel-Less Smartphone Launches In India, Know All The Specifications Here! Being a flagship phone, the Mix 2 offers top-notch hardware in the form of 2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage , Adreno 540 GPU. (more...)
Alex Iwobi goal sends Nigeria to World Cup as first African qualifiers Alex Iwobi goal sends Nigeria to World Cup as first African qualifiers
- October 08, 2017

Nigeria managed to see out the closing stages of the second half with relative ease to claim victory that seals their spot in Russian Federation with one game to spare. "The game on Saturday will be like the games against Algeria and Cameroon in Uyo, which we won 3-1 and 4-0 respectively". So in 1994, 98 and 2014 the national team of Nigeria reached the stage of the 1/8 finals, which remains the best achievement to this day. (more...)
Vehicle tech is distracting drivers for alarming amounts of time, study says Vehicle tech is distracting drivers for alarming amounts of time, study says
- October 07, 2017

They completed the study in partnership with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and found that even common touchscreen tasks distracted drivers for more than 24 seconds. Frustration resulting from unsatisfactory use of these systems increases cognitive demand and the potential for distracted driving. "We welcome the innovation and technology into the vehicle". (more...)
NASA streams first of three October spacewalks NASA streams first of three October spacewalks
- October 06, 2017

Expedition 53 astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba will also "stand" on Canadarm2 during spacewalks on October 10 and October 18. In this frame from a computer animation, Bresnik and Vande Hei are shown working to replace the grappling mechanism on one end of the space station's robot arm that has experienced age-related problems. (more...)
Tom Petty Made Everything Okay Even When It Wasn't Tom Petty Made Everything Okay Even When It Wasn't
- October 05, 2017

He was also a member of the impromptu supergroup the Traveling Wilburys , which included Bob Dylan , George Harrison , Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne . Missoula Classic Rock station Z-100 paid tribute to Petty Tuesday morning by having callers share some of their favorite songs and memories. Billy Siegel, the owner of Revival Records, told News 18 Petty's music influenced many top hit artists today, like Sam Smith, The Foo Fighters and Norah Jones. (more...)
SNES Classic: Nintendo may have millions on sale Friday SNES Classic: Nintendo may have millions on sale Friday
- October 01, 2017

And it comes pre-installed with 21 classic games including: The Legend of Zelda; Contra III Alien Wars; Donkey King Country, and Kirby Super Star. But the games might set you back some serious cash. That's if you can find one. The launch inventory of the SNES Classic has sold out in the first 24 hours. (more...)
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Yanks YouTube From Amazon Echo Show Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Yanks YouTube From Amazon Echo Show
- September 28, 2017

Turns out there was a technical reason: Google didn't like the fact Amazon wasn't giving users the full YouTube experience, with things like autoplay and recommendations not features on the Echo Show . "We hope to be able to reach an agreement and resolve these issues soon", the Google spokesperson told The Verge . The immediate benefits of the move will, of course, be to go for hands-free operation of the Amazon Music app. (more...)
The hidden change on Apple's new iOS 11 that's infuriating users The hidden change on Apple's new iOS 11 that's infuriating users
- September 22, 2017

It's where you would go if you need your calculator or wanted to play music, turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or turn on your flashlight. It's a bit convoluted for the average user who thinks they are toggling the radio off completely when they tap on the Control Center icon, though. (more...)
Mobile won't throttle unlimited data until you use 50GB Mobile won't throttle unlimited data until you use 50GB
- September 20, 2017

T-Mobile is the one doing the tweaking today, confirming rumors that we heard earlier this morning . To make matters worse, many of these plans have additional caveats. Ray is quick to point out that slower download speeds - as a result of prioritization - only come into effect if you 1) have consumed over 50GB of data in your current billing cycle and 2) you are now connected to a sector of its network that is experiencing heavy congestion. (more...)
Amazon's $150 Fire tablet summons Alexa hands Amazon's $150 Fire tablet summons Alexa hands
- September 20, 2017

The shiny rear surface of the old Fire 10 has been given the shove, replaced with a hard-wearing, textured plastic that provides plenty of grip, without feeling cheap (or, at least more premium than the price tag suggests). Amazon's newFire HD 10 tablet is also a hands-free Echo . This new device has Alexa built into it and you can automatically wake the tablet out of standby mode by just yelling out her name. (more...)
Google Launches Its Mobile Payment App Tez In India Google Launches Its Mobile Payment App Tez In India
- September 19, 2017

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) has developed the app . Tez works with the customers' existing bank account, which means users' money is safe with their bank and they will continue to earn interest. Google has joined the fleet of digital payments through launching its new app " Tez ". It will be connected with bank accounts and will provide a secure and easy payment option for both online and physical purchase. (more...)
PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat
- September 18, 2017

Modi, who turned 67 today, unveiled the plaque dedicating the dam to the nation, after performing a puja at the site in the Narmada district. The dam's construction began in 1987, although the project dates back to 1961 when Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India , laid down the first stone for the foundation. (more...)
After 20 years of triumph, cassini nears its death After 20 years of triumph, cassini nears its death
- September 15, 2017

Although it leaves behind a rich scientific legacy, the mission's cultural artifacts are few and far between. The Grand Finale is necessitated to prevent the possibility of Earthly bacteria that has been living on Cassini for the last 20 years contaminating an object orbiting Saturn - an unlikely but possible occurrence. (more...)
Joint DUP-SF letter to US Vice President over Bombardier dispute Joint DUP-SF letter to US Vice President over Bombardier dispute
- September 14, 2017

May had a phone call with Trump last week in which she pleaded with the President to intervene in a legal battle between two rival aircraft manufacturers which threatens to destroy thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland. The Montreal-based company said Tuesday in a market update that regional aircraft between 60 and 100 seats are forecast to have 5,750 deliveries valued at US$240 billion. (more...)
Chase bank CEO calls bitcoin a 'fraud' Chase bank CEO calls bitcoin a 'fraud'
- September 14, 2017

It won't end well. He also said that he would immediately fire any employee at the investment bank that he found to be trading in Bitcoin . In bitcoin's case, Mr Dimon said he is sceptical the authorities will allow a currency to exist without state oversight, especially if something goes wrong. (more...)
Brokers Issue New Targets On Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) Brokers Issue New Targets On Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA)
- September 13, 2017

Hills Bank & Trust Company who had been investing in Teva Pharmaceutical Inds Spons for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.80B market cap company. Raymond James Financial Svcs Advsrs holds 20,292 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 0.86 in 2016Q3. (more...)
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter The 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is your 550-hp grocery-getter
- September 13, 2017

Porsche has waited for the Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal the all-new 2018 Cayenne Turbo, the range-topping model of the redesigned SUV - at least until a Turbo S E-Hybrid variant comes along. The Turbo adds a unique steering wheel, sportier seats with 18-way adjustability, and a standard-fit 710 watt Bose sound system. Its new three-chamber air suspension features six selectable height levels, which are controlled via five new driving programs for road journeys and off-road journeys. (more...)
Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S to arrive in two variants Leaked: Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S to arrive in two variants
- September 10, 2017

Other Samsung handsets that are expected to get the firmware are the Galaxy On7, Galaxy C5, Galaxy C7, Galaxy C7 Pro and the Galaxy C5 Pro. While the company is still mum on the Android Oreo upgrade for its devices . As regards the dimensions, it measures 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 364 grams. In About phone section click on Software Update. Industry insiders are saying this Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 .0 is one and the same as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 that will be launched in some ... (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 Could See Prolonged Shipping Delays Over Production Glitches
- September 09, 2017

It has indeed introduced some awesome changes to the industry, but this never happen each time it released a smartphone . There have been plenty of Apple rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 release date and diehard Apple fans can't wait to get their hands on Apple's latest product. (more...)
LA Noire to release on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One; Details here
- September 08, 2017

Noire, scheduled to release on November 14, 2017. Rockstar invested heavily in its facial animations to give the player the ability to read when a witness was lying or telling the truth. Noire... Which will be a re-adaption of 7 different cases in L.A. Noire made for VR, namely the HTC Vive . It's great to see that the 2011 title will be making its way to new platforms, as it's one of the more underrated games in Rockstar Games' repertoire. (more...)
Wales win world cup qualifier against Moldova Wales win world cup qualifier against Moldova
- September 07, 2017

After Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn's goalscoring antics, on his Wales debut on Saturday, some in the England setup are asking what could have been. But does he make Bale feel old? We're delighted to have him. "The main aim is to get Wales to the World Cup finals and he will be in that set-up if he can do that, so [he needs to] keep his head down and keep on working hard". (more...)
Midsized black hole may be hiding out in the Milky Way Midsized black hole may be hiding out in the Milky Way
- September 07, 2017

Intermediate mass black holes are considered to be the missing link with respect to the cosmic objects. IMHBs have never been officially identified, though. Oka, whose exploration is distributed in the diary Nature Astronomy , said the recently discovered black hole could be the center of an old dwarf galaxy that was torn apart amid the arrangement of the Milky Way billions of years prior. (more...)
The Witcher's 10th Anniversary Video Is A Lovely Thank You To Fans The Witcher's 10th Anniversary Video Is A Lovely Thank You To Fans
- September 06, 2017

The game series follows the monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, on his quest to regain his memories. Ves is a member of the elite Blue Stripes special forces group and makes appearances in the second and third games. Two DLCs, " Hearts of Stone " and " Blood and Wine " were released which added new stories and regions to explore, keeping gamers entertained for many more hours. (more...)
Rudy, 4 other ministers resign ahead of reshuffle Rudy, 4 other ministers resign ahead of reshuffle
- September 06, 2017

Rajiv Pratap Rudy , Minister of State (Indepe-ndent Charge) for Skill Development & Entrep-reneurship, has reportedly resigned on Thursday. A reshuffle will help the Narendra Modi government weed out the dead wood from the government and infuse new blood in the cabinet. (more...)
An Asteroid Named Florence Just Flew by Earth An Asteroid Named Florence Just Flew by Earth
- September 02, 2017

Although it may not wipe out life on our planet, if Florence or an asteroid similar in size were to impact Earth, it could be catastrophic, creating a huge crater and wreaking havoc in areas close to its impact point. Amateur astronomers - anyone with a backyard telescope, really - will have the opportunity over the next few nights to peep the fly-by by Florence, which is brightening through early September as it moves through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and ... (more...)
Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK Windows Mixed Reality headsets to cost £399 in the UK
- September 02, 2017

The release of the Fall Creators Update also signals the arrival of some of the very first Mixed Reality headsets from third-party manufacturers. Now that it is returning in the Fall Creators Update , Microsoft has fulfilled its promise to resurrect the feature for power users. The article notes that unlike the Vive, Rift or PSVR, you won't need an external tracking device for the controllers or the headset. (more...)
Asteroid Florence passes by Earth relatively close Asteroid Florence passes by Earth relatively close
- September 01, 2017

The closest passing of a large asteroid to Earth will happen Friday, according to scientists who study "near-Earth objects". While its distance from the Earth will be quite great at 4.4 million miles, you can still witness the rare event. (more...)
Maruti Suzuki to rebrand its vehicle showroom network in India Maruti Suzuki to rebrand its vehicle showroom network in India
- September 01, 2017

The company has even set up a new website that will allow potential customers to check out their cars and also customise and book it from right there. "This is poised to strongly connect with the young and do-it-yourself generation", Maruti Suzuki said in a statement. Through Maruti Suzuki Arena, customers can register their mobile number on the Navigation Portal, and explore the product portfolio on interactive Product Vision touchscreens. (more...)
Logitech unveils new Logitech unveils new "no lag" keyboard and mouse
- September 01, 2017

It recognizes the apps you're using and provides instant access to the tools you need. In Photoshop and Illustrator, for example, users can control functions like zoom, brush size, hardness, opacity, brightness, contrast, saturation, object size and more by just turning the dial. (more...)
Scientists have discovered 15 new extraterrestrial signals Scientists have discovered 15 new extraterrestrial signals
- September 01, 2017

Gajjar says that the repeating nature and current state of heightened activity for FRB 121102 does seem to rule out some of the most destructive explanations, such as colliding black holes. FRBs were first discovered about 15 years ago, and in the years since they've been detected a couple dozen times. Scholz said that there could be reasons such as the signal being distorted between its source galaxy and Earth. (more...)
Paris Jackson Pays Emotional Birthday Tribute to Late Father Michael Jackson Paris Jackson Pays Emotional Birthday Tribute to Late Father Michael Jackson
- August 30, 2017

I feel with all my being that we are all one and that our souls will not be separated. Paris Jackson was born on April 3, 1998 to Michael and his second wife Debbie Rowe , a nurse that the pop star met while being treated for vitiligo. (more...)
Selena Gomez's Instagram has been hacked Selena Gomez's Instagram has been hacked
- August 30, 2017

Order was restored a short while later with her account returning to normal and no evidence that the hack had even happened. They have also asked the subscribers of Selena Gomez to follow them. The account was taken offline, but it was working again moments later with the photos removed. Still, the hack shocked many people. "It had become so consuming to me". (more...)
New chief challenged to steady the wheel at Uber New chief challenged to steady the wheel at Uber
- August 30, 2017

According to Bloomberg , two people familiar with the matter have confirmed that Khosrowshahi will be taking the reins at the troubled firm, but Uber's board of directors is waiting to inform employees before making an official announcement. (more...)
Far out! Space X successfully launches another rocket- and lands it! Far out! Space X successfully launches another rocket- and lands it!
- August 25, 2017

A predecessor satellite, Formosat-2, produced more than 2.5 million images over 12 years of operation before it wore out and was decommissioned a year ago. The gate opens at 10:30 a.m. and closes at 11:40 a.m. Weapons, alcohol, smoke, open fires and/or barbecues will not be allowed. SpaceX previously planned to fly a secondary payload, the Sherpa bus from Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries, which would have deployed almost 90 small satellites after separating from the Falcon 9 upper stage. (more...)
Here are the official promo videos and infographics for the Galaxy Note8 Here are the official promo videos and infographics for the Galaxy Note8
- August 24, 2017

With the Note 8 , the amount of screen real-estate for viewing two apps at once, watching a video, or going through a spreadsheet is unmatched. The new phablet , though, has the Infinity Display , which was first introduced in the S8 series and was well-received as it stretched the screen's limits, providing more space to view content and multitask more seamlessly. (more...)
Meizu Launches M6 Note as its First Snapdragon Powered Smartphone Meizu Launches M6 Note as its First Snapdragon Powered Smartphone
- August 24, 2017

There are three memory variants of the Meizu M6 Note. All these aforementioned variants and models will be up for pre-order in China starting today and the same will be made available for purchase in China starting September 1 (Friday) via company's official online store in Black, Blue and Gold colour variants. (more...)
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
- August 24, 2017

You will hear more often on OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) announcing Android 8.0 Oreo update for their handsets in the days to come now that Google has launched its latest mobile phone operating system. The company also confirmed that the individuals who took part in the Android Beta Program are going to receive the update for the final version. This device will apparently be among the first Nokia-branded smartphones to receive this update. (more...)
Celtic paint Glasgow green to revel in Champions League success Celtic paint Glasgow green to revel in Champions League success
- August 24, 2017

Celtic , under Rodgers, reached the group stage last season but finished bottom of a section also featuring Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach. I thought we were going to get through this campaign without the anxiety. The draw for the eight groups, featuring 32 teams in all, begins live on Eurosport 1 at 5pm BST on Thursday at the Grimaldi Forum in the Principality. (more...)
Tweet Suggests Fallout 4 VR Could Be Coming to Other Platforms Tweet Suggests Fallout 4 VR Could Be Coming to Other Platforms
- August 24, 2017

At Gamescom, Bethesda has confirmed a release date for two of the most anticipated VR games. Bethesda will make the happy holidays even more of a happier time period by introducing new games in VR form that will make your day. " Fallout 4 VR" is scheduled to launch on December 12. The move towards a VR platform for these games is something which is just hunky dory. Not only are DOOM and Fallout 4 making their way to VR but Skyrim is also getting a new version to take advantage of ... (more...)