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Jeff Bezos Personally Negotiating 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Adaptation At Amazon

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It was only in July that Warner Bros. offshoot New Line Cinema and the Tolkien estate settled an $80 million lawsuit after a five-year battle over profit participation from Jackson's LOTR and " The Hobbit " films. However, Amazon Studios is convinced the franchise can be revived and wants to resurrect the story of Frodo Baggins on the small screens. The American magazine mentions that Amazon president Jeff Bezos is very involved in the discussions related to the funds they are ... Read More »

Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple

In another victory for Apple , the Supreme Court said today that it will not hear an appeal of the patent infringing case that was first decided in 2014 , and has bounced through appeals courts for years ever since. Samsung was hoping to get a $119.6 million verdict against it overturned. Appealing to the Supreme Court, Samsung said that the patent court's judges did not follow proper procedure in reviving the verdict because they made the decision without considering additional legal ... Read More »

StarCraft II is going free-to-play on November 14th

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If you miss getting Heart of the Swarm for free, no worries! All three titles can operate as a standalone game, but they add some features to the multiplayer experience as well. The remaining two campaigns are still paid products at $15 each. There is also a bundle for $40. There have always been premium cosmetic upgrades in StarCraft II , and that will continue to be the case. Read More »

An iOS bug won't let some users type 'I'

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When a user attempts to tap on the lowercase letter "i". the autocorrect replaces the word with the letter "A" followed by a question mark symbol. As we have mentioned earlier, the issue revolves around the autocorrect input and it is yet unclear why is it affecting some iOS users rather than all of them. Read More »

OnePlus 5T will set for NY launch

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The OnePlus 5T will be the first OnePlus-branded smartphone to ship with such a display aspect ratio, and it seems like the phone will also sport a dual camera setup on its back, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as well. According to phone leaker Evan Blass, the device is expected to launch on November 20. The phone - according to Phonearena is of West 34th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, New York City. Read More »

Xbox One X from Microsoft is releasing soon

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Another major piece of news is that the Amazon Prime Video app is now available for Xbox consoles including Xbox One X. That means you can stream content from Amazon's SVOD service free of cost through your brand new Xbox One X once you get it. Read More »

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is now the world's fastest auto

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Koenigsegg's Agera RS has set a new benchmark for a production vehicle, with an astounding average speed of 277 miles per hour (447 km/h) on a public highway in Nevada. The result was a new world record two-way average of 277.9mph. In claiming the production vehicle land speed record over the weekend, Koenigsegg left previous record-holder Bugatti, which claimed the throne with a 268-mph (431-km/h) effort in 2010, in its wake. Read More »

Army kills 2 militants in Uri sector, says major infiltration bid foiled

This is the second infiltration attempt that has been foiled by Army in the past two days., they said. "Possible tragedy averted", tweeted Dr Shesh Paul Vaid, state director general of police. The army fired some gunshots and the militants retaliated, resulting in gunfight. In Shopian district also, on the same day, militants attacked a camp of Jammu and Kashmir Police's Special Operations Group with a grenade but it exploded in the compound without causing any damage, the police said on ... Read More »

The Redmi Y1 marks the debut of Xiaomi's selfie series

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The Mi A1 Android One is expected to be available at $244. Apple iPhone X went on pre-order on October 27. The website claimed that the chip features four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four ARM Cortex-A78 cores while paring it with Adreno 630 GPU for better graphical performance . Read More »

WhatsApp messaging service not working in many parts of the world

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The magazine quoted a WhatsApp spokesperson saying, "We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it". A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was still investigating the matter. There was a similar situation in the United States in in May this year and for a few hours in most parts of the world. The trouble first emerged in India early in the afternoon and people initially blamed it on poor internet connectivity. Read More »

Typhoon Damrey hits Vietnam with deadly force

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The storm reached land at 4am local time on Friday with winds gusting at up to 90 kilometres per hour. More than 33,000 people had been evacuated. Hundreds of electricity poles and trees are down. More than 600 houses have been destroyed and almost 40,000 others damaged as Typhoon Damrey caused widespread blackouts across the region, the disaster agency said. Read More »

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Tigers

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The sophomore quarterback dialed up a 47-yard bomb to Henry Ruggs on the next play and capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown strike to Irv Smith . He also earned 183 yards on 11-of-24 passing. Alabama took a 14-3 lead into halftime, but there wasn't much offensive rhythm for the Crimson Tide. Though a 31-yard pass from Etling to Stephan Sullivan kept LSU's first drive moving, the Tigers didn't get the benefit of contact with DJ Chark deep in Bama territory and punted. Read More »

[APK] Google Play Store update rolling out with version 8.3.75

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A sneaky app maker pretended to be the actual WhatsApp service with an app called Update WhatsApp Messenger. To be fair, it is very easy to fall for the dupe app. It's assumed that Google will sell audiobooks alongside their text counterparts within Play Books, but the way through which these will be distributed is now unknown. Read More »

Nokia Corporation (NOK) Short Interest Up 11.8% in October

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Usually the RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when less than 30. Nokia Corporation (NOK ) will report its next earnings on Oct 26 BMO. Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. There are advantages to using a moving average in your trading, as well options on what type of moving average to use. Read More »

Blizzard Brings Hanzo, Alexstrasza To 'Heroes Of The Storm'

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Blizzard described him as a scout/assassin type character who is mostly trying to prey off weakened foes while scouting ahead for the rest of the team. We won't know until later tonight at the Heroes of the Storm panel when they elaborate on the new mechanics, but BlizzCon2017 Twitter is already pumped for the stealth rework, at least. Read More »

Cisco to Bring Machine-Learning AI Tech to Business Meetings

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Features of the assistant include machine learning, speech and voice recognition and language understating to carry out actions such as inviting colleagues to a meeting or adjusting the meeting volume. With the passage of time it will be able to accomplish much more. Tuttle noted that the capabilities of Spark Assistant will be enhanced over time. Read More »

HTC Unveils U11 Life Under Google Android One Programme

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It weighs 188g with dimensions measuring at 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm. As speculated earlier, the U11+ will come with IP68 water resistance and would still feature its signature Boom Sound speakers. The phone comes with HTC USonic audio technology with Active Noise Cancellation. The specifications of the HTC U11 + such as the 3,930mAh battery and the 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio is somewhat similar to the leaked information of Muskie phone. Read More »

Westpac Banking Corp Has $9.06 Million Position in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI)

Analysts expect Donaldson Company, Inc. In its Activision segment, the company amassed $759 million in revenue , better than the $690 million expected by analysts polled by StreetAccount . Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC now owns 15,890 shares of the company's stock worth $1,025,000 after purchasing an additional 6,306 shares during the period. Read More »

StarCraft 2 is going to free to play later this month

Players will be able to access all multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty , Heart of the Swarm , and Legacy of the Void via the free-to-play version. Blizzard will continually offer premium upgrades including, announcer packs, special skins and new Co-op Commanders to the StarCraft II experience. Read More »

Perfect World Pulls the Plug on Gigantic Developer Motiga

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Originally it was being published by Microsoft, but the company left the project in the middle of 2016. Runic Games will remain a part of Perfect World Entertainment's portfolio of studios, and its games will continue to be available to players, as we stay committed to supporting and growing Runic Games' beloved franchises. Read More »

Newell Brands misses Street 3Q forecasts

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It dropped, as 57 investors sold Newell Brands Inc shares while 227 reduced holdings. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Newell Brands by 28.1% in the second quarter. The Company's divisions include Writing, Home Solutions, Commercial Products, Baby & Parenting, Branded Consumables, Consumer Solutions, Outdoor Solutions and Process Solutions. Read More »

Paytm and WhatsApp are stepping on each other's toes in India

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Note that Paytm has not mentioned whether the messaging app will use the UPI for sending money and receiving money or if it will be using balances in the Paytm wallet . Nonetheless, Paytm Inbox has won the day. Paytm Inbox feature has been announced to take on WhatsApp. Apart from that, Paytm Inbox also includes notifications , orders and games . Read More »

Now create your child's profile on YouTube Kids

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As a result of knowing ages, YouTube Kids will adapt the user interface. Parents will be invited to set-up the channel for their kids, adding what YouTube calls detailed information so that kids will see what their parents want them to see. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty open at new highs, Bharti Airtel gains by 2.5%

On the currency front, the rupee closed nearly flat at 64.61 against the U.S. dollar from its previous close at 64.59-60. The Dow rose 0.4 percent to reach a fresh record closing high while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite ended narrowly mixed showing little change. Read More »

Facebook: 88% of ad revenue is from mobile

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Menlo Park , California-based Facebook's third-quarter profit surged to $4.71 billion or $1.59 per share from $2.63 billion or $0.90 per share previous year. Per-share earnings for the quarter are expected at $1.28, up from $1.09 a share for the same period in 2016, according to Thomson Reuters data. Read More »

Paytm adds chat feature to its app with Inbox, aims at WhatsApp

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Also, Paytm Inbox lets you delete messages that you accidentally sent. It utilizes your Paytm connected telephone number and in the event that you press the new message catch, it demonstrates to you the telephone quantities of every one of your companions who utilize the application too. Read More »

OPPO Intros 'Full-Screen' OPPO R11s And R11s Plus Handsets

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Over the screen is OPPOs 20MP selfie camera with ai-based beautification. Not only that, the devices also include features like AI beauty enhanced technology in its camera department to let users capture better pictures. Both of them run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat with company's ColorOS 3.2 running on top of it. The Oppo R11s is the smaller variant device having the AMOLED display size of 6.01 inch with full HD+ compatibility. Read More »

Major winter storm continues across Montana

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for southwest Montana below 6000 feet, including the Bozeman area. Snow bands will produce brief heavy snow at times this evening into Friday morning. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 25 inches are possible with localized higher amounts expected. The Sacramento Valley will begin to see drier conditions Saturday afternoon by about 2 or 3 p.m., while there could still be some lingering snow showers in the Sierra. Read More »

Some Google Pixel 2 XL units are arriving without an operating system

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Others have cited problems with Android Auto and now some early buyers are claiming some devices are shipping without Android fully installed on the phone. Google Pixel 2 sports a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED 2.5D Curved Glass Display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The company will soon shed more lights on this issue and how to resolve the same. Read More »