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Fortnite Hit 3.4 Million Concurrent Players February 4th

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By comparison, that's ahead of the 3 million peak concurrent players that PUBG reached in January . Still, 3.4 million concurrent users is a huge number and it speaks to the ongoing popularity of Epic's game. There's a whole lot more waffling in the post if you fancy reading it, although in laymen's terms, the gist of the matter is clear: 'When 3.4 million clients are connected at the same time these inefficiencies add up quickly'. Read More »

Google Chrome will soon start marking lots of websites as "not secure"

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As a result, Google has been pushing websites to embrace HTTPS encrypted connections. Because Chrome holds something like 56 per cent of the global browser market share across mobile and desktop platforms, Google's name-and-shame label is likely to be noticed by a great many Chrome users and by any websites those fans no longer visit due to security concerns. Read More »

Mike Tirico takes over as new face of NBC's Olympic coverage

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That's because the feature, which is just called Live, is only for Snapchat's publishing partners at launch, according to a company spokesperson. NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has brought back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea and will live-stream the pomp for the first time. Read More »

Monitoring Shares of Alcoa Corp (AA) — Market Focus

It has outperformed by 8.11% the S&P500. Richard Barrera decreased its stake in Silicon Motion Technology Co (SIMO) by 20.53% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) owns 88,973 shares. Duke Realty's payout ratio is 17.54%. Howe Rusling holds 0% or 343 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Renuka Chowdhury Moves Privilege Motion Against Kiren Rijiju For Posting 'Objectionable' Video

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Rijiju, however, said he just wanted to show how Modi kept his cool despite the "vexatious" laugh. No sooner had the House mourned the death of its former member Frida Topno and the listed papers were laid on the table, Congress members were on their feet protesting against Modi's dig at Choudhury during his reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks on President's address yesterday. Read More »

Syria says US-led strikes on Deir el-Zour a 'war crime'

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The clash marked a fresh escalation between Washington , which has threatened the regime over its alleged use of chemical weapons, and Damascus, which labelled the latest incident in eastern Syria a "war crime". 19 minors and 20 women were said to be among the victims. The UN and United States have called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. According to the SOHR , 369 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta , including 91 children and 68 women, since the end of December. Read More »

Overwatch's Year of the Dog event has begun, with Doomfist changes inbound

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Blizzard is known to have a tight connection to their player base, and after receiving feedback from the fans, Capture the Flag will have some changes. For those interested in taking part, Overwatch's Lunar New Year for 2018 is live now, and will run for four weeks straight. If you want to get your hands on them, you're either going to have to start leveling up fast or force your money into the Blizzard FPS in the hope that some of these cosmetics will drop for you. Read More »

Auto Expo 2018: Tamo Racemo debuts in India

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Auto Expo 2018, Day 1 Highlights: Electric buses, BMW i Series, Urban Mobility Solutions, stylish bikes win the hearts! South Korean carmaker Kia Motors Corp is targeting annual sales of 300,000 vehicles in India from 2021, the head of its local unit said on Wednesday, as it gears up to launch cars in the world's fifth-largest auto market. Read More »

Film with predominantly black actors was overdue - Black Panther's Andy Serkis

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Referring to Coogler, Serkis said: "He came up to (me and Freeman) when he directed a scene, and he said "I've never actually directed two white actors before". Brown gives a heartfelt performance as N'Jobu, who has ties to Wakanda's complicated past. In other Black Panther related news, check out his incredibly limited collection put together by Puma and Bait. Read More »

GTA Online and digital drive Take-Two's quarterly earnings

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Take-Two said it had a net benefit of $11.9 million (approximately Rs. 77 crore) in the latest quarter from the overhaul of the United States tax code. It's yet another milestone for the popular game which was released back in 2013. Zelnick was asked by one investor for his thoughts on the burgeoning battle royale genre, to which the exec said that the company's studios were more about innovation than deriving from existing formulas. Read More »

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket nails its maiden test flight

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The goal of the launch was to test SpaceX's newest rocket before using it for missions for the government or commercial industry, which involves millions of dollars of hardware. Weighing in at over 1,500 tons, it can carry more stuff into space than any vehicle since the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo Era. The Falcon Heavy is price-listed at $90 million, a bargain in the business of rockets. Read More »

Latest Sea of Thieves Datamine Points to an Open Beta

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And related to that, Microsoft also announced the "Xbox Pro Charging Stand" from Controller Gear. In other news, Xbox has announced a $75 Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller, which is shipping to retailers now. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery and a 6-foot power cord. And when Microsoft revealed a very cool limited Sea of Thieves controller late a year ago you can be sure that we wanted one. Read More »

The best photos and videos of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch

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The launch occurred at 12:45 p.m. PDT from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, the same Florida launch pad where the Saturn V rocket lifted off to take astronauts to the moon. Musk, in a tweet, said that the rocket changed directions soon after One of the bursts of fuel that get burnt off to give it momentum had actually pushed it too hard. Read More »

Is this stock Risky for You?: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

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The hedge fund held 51,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.29 million, up from 35,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter . As per Thursday, July 28, the company rating was downgraded by M Partners. Vanguard Group Inc is the second biggest holder with 51 million shares now valued at 3.30 B million whilst Tencent Holdings Ltd has 37 million shares valued at 1.60 B million. Read More »

Asia markets follow Wall Street higher

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One such ETP, the "VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN" (known by its trading symbol XIV), issued by Credit Suisse, had seen its value peak at $2.2 billion on 11 January. But that yield has more than doubled since early December as the European Central Bank halved its bond purchases at the start of 2018 and is widely expected to wind down the programme in September. Read More »

Wall Street rebounds after a day of volatile trading

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Toyota raised its net profit forecast for the current financial year to a record 2.4 trillion yen ($US22.1 billion) from 1.95 trillion yen estimated three months ago amid a USA tax cut, it said on Tuesday. "Some deep-pocketed funds may have stepped in to hoover up what they could - in this context it looks for the time being like the correction was exactly what the market needed - although we have a long way to go today still and sentiment is still fragile after two bruising sessions". Read More »

"Something Fishy About Rafale Deal": Rahul Gandhi

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Manik Sarkar is one of the longest-serving chief ministers of India, who, since 1998 has ruled that state, where a majority of the population speaks Bengali language. You will pay for your sins. Modi said that the previous regime had come to the rescue of several borrowers by allowing their bad loans to be restructured and shown as standard loans, thereby hiding the true position of the health of the banking system. Read More »

Tesla survives a bumpy ride as production misses target

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Tesla shares have risen 11 per cent since the beginning of the year. The automotive company added that it delivered 1,550 of the mass-market cars during its fourth quarter, which is only slightly more than half of what analysts had projected. Read More »

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will support cross-play with Xbox One

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Final Fantasy VII Remake is in development for PlayStation 4. News about the game, however, has been very scarce, with Square Enix being very secretive about the project and its progress. Naoki Hamaguchi, Final Fantasy VII Remake Development Leader, revealed that the design, which has been approved by Tetsuya Nomura, is the design closest to the original among those created so far. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8

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According to some reports, the next Samsung devices that will receive the update are the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, as well as Galaxy A5 and A3 (2017) and Galaxy S3. Project Treble separates the Android framework from the low-level code that lets manufacturers make the OS work with their proprietary hardware, but since Samsung heavily modifies the Android framework, it remains to be seen what kind of a difference Project Treble will make. Read More »

Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books

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Google India on Thursday launched a feature on Google Photos that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help users create and share videos ahead of Valentine's Day. Just scroll to Assistant tab on your Google Photos, tap on "Movie". The feature is also available for desktop users. From there, you will be prompted to choose your theme and the people (or pets) that will be featured. Read More »

What Is So Great About Michael Kors Q3 Earnings

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The company expects revenue to be in the range of $1.11 billion to $1.13 billion for the next quarter. Zacks Investment Research's EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Michael Kors . Michael Kors chairman and CEO John Idol said the better-than-anticipated results were driven by higher revenue at both the Michael Kors brand Jimmy Choo as well as improved gross margin and lower expenses. Read More »

What is WhatsApp payment? India welcomes new digital payment method

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As technology gets more affordable and convenient, so will the payments method which are used to transfer funds with will become too. WhatsApp has started beta testing WhatsApp Payments in India. If WhatsApp payments go live, it could be one of the easiest way for people to send and receive money as the growth of usage of WhatsApp is known and one doesn't have to use an external app for UPI payments. Read More »

Pixel 2's Customized Picture Co-Processor Opened Up for Third-Occasion Apps

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The custom co-processor that uses computational photography and machine learning to enhance images has now been updated to work on third-party apps like Instagram, WahtsApp and Snapchat. "That means we're able to use that additional computing power to improve the quality of your pictures by running the HDR+ algorithm". "Now we're bringing it to your favourite photography, social media, and camera apps". Read More »

Elon Musk's self-driving strategy still doesn't include LiDAR

Tesla also reportedly has encountered problems with welding and assembly of its first steel-bodied auto at its Fremont, California, production facility. Tesla investors continue to display patience, as well. To keep him around for the long haul, the company last month proposed an unprecedented pay package for the 46-year-old CEO that strictly ties his compensation to stock performance and profit. Read More »

Tesla sticks with Model 3 production targets

Tesla reported higher than expected revenues of $3.29 billion, a almost 10% increase from the previous quarter of $2.98 billion. On Wednesday Musk's private aerospace company, SpaceX, blasted a cherry red Tesla Roadster sports auto into space in a successful test of its Falcon Heavy rocket . Read More »

Two Indian Institutes Ranked Among Top 50 Asian Universities

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The ranking of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad has risen up and it is now among the top 100 varsities of Asia as ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE). UP is one of the top 3 Asian universities that moved the most in terms of citations of published research works by scholars from different parts of the world, according to UP Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Rose Bautista. Read More »

Stocks Take a Huge Tumble as Dow Plunges 1175 Points

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On Tuesday, US equities had roared back from Monday's selloff, when the Dow and S&P 500 saw their biggest one-day declines in two years. Last Friday, official US data showed rising wages, renewing concern about inflation and rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. Read More »

Nest is being folded back into Google

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Nest has proven very successful and so a restructuring is taking place in which the company is brought back under Google control for the benefit of both entities. Nest's current CEO, Marwaz Fawan, will now report to Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh, and the merger will mean that Google's artificial intelligence, like its smart assistant, will be better baked into Nest products, CNET reports . Read More »