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Ubisoft Removes Star Trek: Bridge Crew's VR Requirement

Players both with and without VR can be matched together seamlessly, according to Ubisoft , which detailed the change in a blog post recently. Bridge Crew update is taking the game and making it playable without VR. The patch is available now for the PS4 and PC. Star Trek: Bridge Crew marks the latest venture into virtual reality for Ubisoft, who believes in the strong potential of VR to redefine social gaming with a unique sense of reality. Read More »

Apple slows some older iPhones because of flagging batteries

Apple's disclosure came after iPhone users on Reddit reported that replacing batteries on older phones appeared to improve their phones' speed. Apple has not commented on the lawsuit . Many, however, felt it was just a ploy to get consumers to purchase newer iPhone models. So basically Geekbench shows that iOS 11.2.0 introduces similar throttling for iPhone 7 units with older batteries. Read More »

Steam Holiday Sale 2017 - Best Deals

There's plenty more, though. What a better way to spread holiday cheer more than discounted games? Of course, there's way too many games in the sale to list all of them, but we can mention some of the biggest hitters. And do not forget to log in each day to vote on the Steam Awards and earn a special Steam Awards Trading card (which you can then sell for more money to use on the sale!) The winners will be announced on January 3rd. Read More »

Update on General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS)

The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with "Hold". Capital Investment Advisors Llc increased General Mills Inc ( GIS ) stake by 106.45% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Moreover, Newbrook Capital Advisors Lp has 5.74% invested in the company for 615,912 shares. AMETEK, Inc. manufactures electronic instruments and electromechanical devices worldwide. Read More »

New Zealand v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Christchurch


Boult narrowly missed out on the best ODI figures by a New Zealand bowler but reached the landmark of 100 wickets - the fifth-fastest to the mark. The left-armer ripped through the visitors in Christchurch on Saturday as the Black Caps secured a 2-0 lead in the three-match series by a mammoth 204 runs. Read More »

Apple hit with lawsuit for deliberately slowing down older models of iPhone


As a side-effect of the thread, and consequent reporting of it, the conspiracy theory suggesting that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones to force purchasing a new device has risen again. At the same time, users can swap out their old batteries for a new one, but the process is little more hard than just opening the bottle cap of coke. Read More »

Apple admits iPhones with older batteries perform worse


Prof Subodh added that a typical lithium-ion battery is rated up to a thousand charging cycles, which averages to a battery life of about three years if a phone is charged once a day. Opinions and studies remained divided on this issue. Apple you gotta do better. "It's a trade-off between unexpected device crashes and lower maintained performance without crashes". Read More »

2G scam verdict: Political effect may be felt till 2019 elections


I am glad that the court has pronounced unambiguously. All the massive propaganda which was being done against the UPA was without any foundation. As all the accused were in 2G scam were given clean chit, the opposition did not leave any stone unturned to attack the Prime Minister and the ruling BJP government for attacking the Congress and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with allegation of indulging in the "scam". Read More »

Suit: iPhones slowed by Apple forced owners to by new phones

In comments to CNBC , Apple did not directly acknowledge the lawsuits , but stuck up for their algorithm-enabled slowdowns, citing customer satisfaction for the company's decision. In a nutshell, Apple's iOS mobile operating system is created to avoid unexpected shutdowns on older phones and this, in turn, can slow the phones. Read More »

ARMS Gets Another New Fighter, Stage, and Update


The Nintendo Switch released a novel update for Arms this day in time. Dr. Coyle has been added to the ARMS roster. "She's the director of ARMS Laboratories, and a certified genius". For Grand Prix LV7, the computer will start out strong right from the first match, as usual. Take a look at Dr. Coyle in action with her reveal trailer below! Added new badges related to Dr. Read More »

Gionee S10 Lite Price in India


On the front, the S10 Lite features a 16-megapixel selfie fixed-focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture and selfie flash. On the imaging front, this phone is mounted with 16MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, selfie flash and comes with features like group and bokeh selfie. Read More »

Android Wear app bags 10 Million downloads on Google Play Store


The very open and free nature of the Android ecosystem has proven both a blessing and a curse for the world's most popular mobile platform , leading to a largely praised hardware diversity but also oft-criticized software fragmentation and weak overall security against some pretty basic threats. Read More »

Civilization VI for iPad is here, but you won't buy it


However, Civ VI is now discounted at $30 for the launch window-which is (maybe not) coincidentally the price at which you can now buy the desktop version in Steam's winter sale. The price Aspyr Media and 2K Games are asking for, on the other hand, likely won't be very exciting. If you already have a compatible iPad, Civilization VI is a no-brainer. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus specs unveiled


Samsung has revealed pricing and availability for the two smartphones in Vietnam. Earlier this month, we had reported that the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt 16GB variant was launched in India earlier this year at Rs. It's also dust and water resistance and compatible with Samsung Pay . Further, both the phones are the first in A series to support Samsung Gear VR. Read More »

Alphabet to See Schmidt Step Down


Schmidt, who served as Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011, will remain on Alphabet's board of directors while also serving as a "technical advisor", the company said in a statement. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet's evolution for this transition", Schmidt said in a statement. In his advisory role, the expectation is that Schmidt will help spearhead Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet's deep learning initiative) and see him hands on with Verily and Calico working ... Read More »

UIDAI suspends Airtel, Airtel Payments Bank's eKYC license


The order to suspend the e-KYC (Know Your Customer) means that Airtel essentially would not be able to do the ëlectronic verification or link Aadhaar with the mobile numbers of the customer. Under the current system, the APB sent the subsidies to the last bank account seeded with the Aadhaar. Airtel can use the e-KYC and authentication service only for re-verification and issuing SIM cards. Read More »

Apple adds new rules for loot boxes, requires disclosure of probabilities


Now that Apple has adopted the policy for the apps in its store, other platforms, such as Google and even Steam, could eventually follow in Cupertino's footsteps. You'll have a better idea of how likely you are to get a certain class of item, for instance, or be able to better estimate how many boxes you'd need to open to get a certain card in games like Hearthstone if those items are sold through iOS. Read More »

Facebook Is Using Related Articles To Combat Fake News


The tech company admitted that a feature that flags that the veracity of an article is disputed by a group of fact checkers "buried critical information" and "could sometimes backfire" as well as it being labour intensive. "Some of our fact-checking partners use a range of ratings". But disputed flags didn't work out how Facebook anticipated. Facebook said it's launching a second initiative to understand better how people determine the accuracy of the information they receive. Read More »

The first 5G spec has been approved


At this point anybody with a nerdy disposition might like to take a look at the technical draft documents for the first specification, which can be found here . Standards for Standalone (SA) operation, where all control signalling and user data are sent over 5G, are planned to be ready from mid-2018. NSA 5G NR specs were approved today at RAN#78. Read More »

Samsung DDR4-3600 2nd Gen 10nm DRAM Chips Now In Production


Samsung has begun mass producing the industry's first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer class, 8-gigabit DDR4 DRAM . Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has developed the world's smallest DRAM chip, widening its technical lead on competitors as it tracks toward a record operating profit in 2017 driven by the semiconductor business. Read More »

Facebook face recognition tool can now find untagged photos of you


The latest feature from Facebook gives users options to tag themselves, remain untagged, or report the photo to Facebook. Facebook is about to literally live up to its name as a new series of facial recognition algorithms can now track a person's face across the platform even if that face was not tagged at least once. Read More »

LG readies Nano IPS HDR monitors for CES


We are certainly looking forward to seeing these LG Nano IPS technology monitors in action at the CES 2018 show. CES 2018 is right around the corner, and that means that it's time for all-new products in the consumer technology space. Read More »

Amazon Fire TV gets Firefox and Silk web browsers

A spokesperson for Firefox has since confirmed that users will indeed be able to view YouTube videos using Firefox on the Fire TV devices. Using browsers on Fire TV devices is helped with the help of Alexa powered voice search. To recall, the Silk browser was rolled out to select Fire TV users, back in November. Firefox for Fire TV is available as a free download now in the Amazon Appstore . Read More »

Amazon puts an end to Music storage subscriptions


Amazon announced recently that the company's Amazon Music Storage subscription plans are being retired. MP3 files. Maybe you purchased them through an online service, maybe you ripped them from a compact disc you owned, maybe you downloaded them off Napster (shame on you.) They lived locally on your computer and you could play them with software like WinAmp and iTunes. Read More »

You Can Now Buy The 4K Apple TV On Amazon


This follows the launch of Amazon's Prime Video app for tvOS earlier this month. We recently heard that Amazon would start selling the 4K Apple TV again and also the Google Chromecast. Despite the thawing of tensions, Amazon is yet to return the Apple TV set-top box to its shelves, but we have seen it appear in swiftly-deleted listings . Read More »

Pokemon Go Receives iPhone-Exclusive AR+ Features Today


Depth perception and scaling improvements are coming to the game thanks to this new mode, with Pokemon appearing closer to their canonical size rather than them all being more or less the same size. Sounds interesting. Next up, AR+ is going to introduce the Awareness Meter for the Pokemon, in the form of an exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Not only will be pokémon be more accurately positioned and sized according to their surroundings - and how near or far you are from them - you'll also ... Read More »

The Witcher 3 Xbox One X patch released, has two graphics modes


This is despite of the fact that the list of Xbox exclusive games is smaller than the PS4. To do that, go to Settings, and then Display & Sound, and then finally Video Output. As an added bonus, you can also get a Limited-Edition Xbox Holiday Ornament with any purchase of $50 or more at Microsoft Store. However, as CD Projekt points out, dynamic scaling often delivers a 4K experience. Read More »

Samsung Launches Galaxy A8, Leaks Reveal Galaxy S9 Details


The South Korean giant is reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018.The Galaxy S9 and S9+ would be the first phones that Samsung would launch against the iPhone X . Can Samsung come up with a competitive pricing for its 2018 releases? Some regions will get their hands on the new Galaxy A8 phones as early as January, and in a choice of four colours. Read More »

Mariah Carey is PETA's Holiday 'Angel for Animals'


Thanks to all those streams, the track ascended from last week's peak of #11 to #9 on this week's chart. In fact, Carey's classic is the first Top 10 song with the word " Christmas " in its title. 7 in 2009. In 2012, when Hot 100 added streaming to its formula, " All I Want for Christmas Is You " began a new annual tradition of hitting the Hot 100. Read More »

Chrome Gets Built-In Ad Blocker To Crack Down On Annoying Ads


It was June 2017 when Google announced that the company is working on a new update of Chrome after which there will be no more annoying ads on websites which violates the better ad standards . Sites that do not resolve these issues within 30 days of being reported will have all ads blocked by Chrome, which will hopefully encourage online publishers to maintain a high standard of accessibility in choosing which types of ads they display. Read More »

No Microtransactions in Take-Two's Upcoming RPG by Obsidian


Obsidian Entertainment , the studio behind popular titles such as Fallout: New Vegas , Tyranny , and the Pillars of Eternity series, has kept its current project under wraps. What we did want to talk about was a question a lot of you have been raising: 'Will this upcoming game feature any lootboxes or other microtransactions?' "We wish we could tell you all about it right now... Read More »