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Fortnite steps toward a practice mode with the Playground LTM

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Other notable upcoming quality of life changes include custom bindings, in-world markers, a high-resolution mini map, and more. There is some focus on gameplay fixes and tweaks, including making improvements to controller usage. In-world markers-Marking positions on the map is a great way to communicate with your squad, but often the marker on the compass isn't enough to get you to your location. Read More »

HTC U12 Plus to be launched today; details of specs leaked 'accidentally'

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The HTC U12 Plus has more visually in common with the HTC U11 Plus than the standard HTC U11 , but that's perhaps no surprise. It will be available in Translucent Blue , Ceramic Black , and Flame Red. Edge Sense 2 adds a double-tap function to launch a miniscreen within the larger display for easier one-handed use. As for the specifics, the rear camera features a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with UltraPixel 4 as well as a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Read More »

Rick Thorburn pleads guilty to killing Tiahleigh Palmer

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Tiahleigh Palmer's foster father Rick Thorburn has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his foster daughter, Tialeigh Thorburn who was killed in October, 2015. "You showed no respect for her, even in death", Justice Boddice said. Mr Heaton told the court Thorburn had told his wife: "Go to bed". Prosecutors would later tell Brisbane Supreme Court that Thorburn had acted of his own accord to kill the girl to protect his son. Read More »

GDPR chaos as many U.S. news sites temporarily unavailable in EU

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Imauven said . Consulting firm Capgemini reported that 85 percent of surveyed firms said they were not ready for the new GDPR law. The law allows non-profits to do this, on behalf of Europeans whose rights may have been infringed. But there is no doubting its potential for enhancing our right to privacy and our fundamental right to protection of our personal data . "There are different issues we're still looking into". Read More »

KKR v Sunrisers, Qualifier 2, Eden Gardens

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KKR have beaten SRH in the recent game played on May 19 but that was a league match and this is a second Qualifier where anything can happen as both the teams will look to qualify for the finals. Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to break their four-match losing spree, whereas it's been the opposite with Dinesh Karthik's men. On the other hand, the Knight Riders have peaked at the right time. Read More »

Art Rooney II on NFL's new Anthem policy

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Last season, some players decided against taking a knee and instead raised a fist in the air or locked arms with teammates during the anthem. "So it's really ironic what the National Football League is doing". But some franchises aren't sure they need their own policy. Or if that is even the proper description. The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of the NFL's Management Council John Mara ... Read More »

Twitter shakes at Morgan Freeman sexual harassment claims

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In all, 16 people spoke to CNN about Freeman as part of the investigation - eight witnesses and eight who claim to be victims. In an explosive report published by CNN , Freeman's accusers claim he touched them without their consent and made inappropriate comments about their bodies. Read More »

Bucks Player Tased in 'Disturbing' Arrest Video

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The basketball player tells officers that he needs to empty items out of his hands, first. "So if there is ever an incident where one of our members makes a mistake, unnecessarily escalating a situation, I am going to be honest and transparent about it". Read More »

DHS Secretary Is Still Not Aware Of Intel That Russia Favored Trump

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The assessment was also backed by the Senate Intelligence Committee and special counsel Robert Mueller . Just look at California BBC: Ukraine paid Cohen 0K to set up talks with Trump MORE and assist Trump . Nielsen's remarks, which come amid her reported tensions with Trump over immigration, sparked instant condemnation. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to answer questions about whether he agreed with the 2017 intelligence community assessment . Read More »

Uber to shutter autonomous vehicle testing program in Arizona

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Driverless cars are fitted with a system of cameras, radar and lidar sensors that allow them to "see" their surroundings and detect traffic, pedestrians and other objects. The Arizona Republic reports Uber will cut about 200 employees by pulling its self-driving cars out of the state. Uber says it will continue to keep an open dialogue with Gov. Read More »

Bjorn names Westwood, Harrington, Donald and McDowell as Europe vice-captains

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Westwood said: "I am honoured to have been selected by Thomas to be one of what I think is a pretty impressive quintet of vice captains". From the captain there was some early advice for his assistants. I'm focusing on can I see us winning with the players that we have? "They have a very strong team but so do we". Europe will seek to regain the trophy after losing it to the United States of America 17-11 last time out at Hazeltine. Read More »

Trump decries possibility of Federal Bureau of Investigation 'spies' in his campaign

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Devin Nunes , R-Calif., the chairman of the House intelligence committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy , chairman of the House Oversight Committee. But Sanders said no White House staffers - including Kelly - will be present at Thursday's meeting. Nunes has been locked in battle with the Department of Justice for months over documents about the confidential Federal Bureau of Investigation source, which the agency has so far refused to release after Nunes subpoenaed them, saying that doing so could ... Read More »

Will Smith 'to perform World Cup 2018 song'

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Some people like to belittle Smith's rap career, but the man is a legend. He also tagged American DJ Diplo and Kosovar singer and songwriter Era Istrefi in the post. However Smith and co would be expected to perform their song at the opening ceremony. The official song of Brazil was We Are One (Ole Ola ) by Pitfall with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, while the 2010 tournament in South Africa was remembered for Shakira's Waka Waka . Read More »

Miley Cyrus pranks Jimmy Kimmel with 'Wrecking Ball' wake up

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The 50-year-old chat show host has become victim to a weird, regular prank over the years, which has previously seen both Rihanna and Britney Spears sneak into his house and jump on his bed while Kimmel sleeps. "It is called wrecking balls", Cyrus quipped, later telling Kimmel's wife about the incident as he came out of his bedroom in a bathrobe. 'I hit him in the balls with a sledgehammer, ' Miley remarked. Read More »

Israel Says F-35s See First-Ever Combat With IDF Over Syria

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Congress is set to consider a new measure to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region that separates Israel from Syria, a key piece of territory that has become all the more important since the civil war in Syria brought scores of jihadist fighters, including those backed by Iran, into the region. Read More »

Samsung launches Galaxy A6, A6+ with AI camera; price, specifications, availability

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Would you pick up Samsung's newest smartphone if it launched in your neck of the woods? The Galaxy J6 has a 5.6-inch HD+ display just like the A6, but with some cuts elsewhere in the spec sheet. Other features of the device include a 3,500 mAh battery , Bluetooth, Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor . Both cameras come with an LED flash. Read More »

AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGL) says no to Alinta and the Government

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AGL reaffirmed its plan to close Liddell in December 2022 and will continue its New South Wales generation plan. AGL said the plan had been approved by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). Frydenberg expressed disappointment with AGL's decision. The union successfully negotiated an agreement with AGL for a plan to protect the job security of the 300 workers at the plant, through repurposing the Liddell site to and investing in an upgrade of the nearby Bayswater power station. Read More »

On the Billboard Awards 2018

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Judging by her passionate speech, making a gospel album might be a handsome thing for her to embark on. With the criticism she's received about having too many boyfriends in the past, it's great to see her embracing her independence while being in love at the same time. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Trailers

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There are playable female characters among these Specialists, including Seraph who returns from Black Ops 3 , bringing back her annihilator ability and she can also deploy a tactical deployment anywhere on the map, which teammates can then spawn on top of. Read More »

Sprint Unlimited 55+ plan available from May 18

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Subscribers don't have to enroll in AutoPay to take advantage of the offer, but those who do get a $5-per-line credit per month. There is complimentary Global Roaming talk, text and data access in over 185 countries. Normal plans cost $60 for single lines and $100 for two lines. It will also add 10GB of 4G LTE high-speed data for mobile hotspot, and then revert to 2GB speeds if you pass the 10GB limit. Read More »

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets yesterday's new Beta features

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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned company has announced a stack of new features to groups on its free messaging platform. We reported yesterday that WhatsApp was rolling out a new update for the WhatsApp Beta app for Windows Phone that included new group features as well as other improvements. Read More »

North Korea distributed apps on Google Play to spy on defectors

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Huawei has acknowledged the fault, saying: "We are aware of an issue related to Google Play services that is affecting some apps on Huawei devices". In addition, the authors used Korea words "not in South Korean vocabulary" and exposed an IP address that points to North Korea. According to them, the backdoors had a lot of similarities with those used by Lazarus group, which is a hacking unit from North Korea. Read More »

Bitcoin is unsustainable, and we now have peer-reviewed proof

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If the price of Bitcoin continues to increase the way some experts have predicted, de Vries believes the network could someday consume five percent of the world's electricity . Bitcoin is totally dependent on computers that time-stamp transactions into an ongoing chain so as to avoid duplicate spending of coins. Computers in the network perform calculations continuously, competing for the chance, once every ten minutes, to be appointed to create the next block of transactions in the chain. Read More »

Facebook crushes 583 million fake accounts in 3 months

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From this it follows that for the detection of hateful speech, the company still relies mostly on other people, not on the computer system. Facebook just released crucial information that showcased how the social media company is acting against people producing inappropriate content or fake accounts. Read More »